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                  THE CARETAKER
THIS IS OUR 159th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                 Volume 27, Number 3         

May/June 2009                ISSN 1074-3642               


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 140+ caretaking opportunities in 40 states
and 12 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Bret Ingold and Kristin Frasheski: Conscientious Caretakers 
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette



HOUSESITTER WANTED for our Gulf Shores, AL two bedroom condo,
centrally located to all area attractions, and only two blocks
from the beach. Need someone or a couple to house/pet-sit from
June 1 through September 30. Must like cats and be willing to
look after our cat while we are away. Weekly stipend provided.
Please email Jay with your interest in taking care of our condo


DENALI ORGANIC GROWERS needs help in the Denali Park area. We are
continually moving toward self sufficiency through earth friendly
practices. Nestled on 10 acres in an Aspen/Spruce forest we have
a small hand built log cabin, green house, chicken coop, and
organic garden. Our goal is to provide healthy, tasty food to our
local community, as well as, education about the benefits to self
and earth that come from natural organic practices. Throughout
the summer we are continually putting food up in preparation for
next season and for our personal winter storage. Projects
include: small construction, planting, harvesting, smoking fish,
subsistence fishing, curing meat, cabin building, small scale
brush clearing, composting, caring for chickens, canning
fish/meat, freezing veggies, picking berries, and making jam. We
ask that you join in our projects, share meals, and enjoy
yourself. Children are welcome; pets are not (due to the free
range chickens we have here). Our accommodations vary from
secluded tent sites, cozy bed in van, to our carpeted garage with
wood stove for heat (cold season only). We suggest you stay as
long as your schedule permits and our personalities mesh. If
interested in an in-depth education in organic gardening and off
the grid living check out our full season apprenticeship
positions. The garden is operational mid-May through September.
For other times of the year, please contact us to find out what
exciting projects we have going on that you may want to
experience.  You can learn more about us by visiting our website

ALASKA CARETAKING couple needed from September 1, 2009 - May 1,
2010 on a comfortable alternative energy Aleutian homestead. You
can enjoy whales, fish, caribou, hydroelectric power, internet,
phone, chickens, greenhouse, woodworking shop, sauna, and hot
tub. Skiff/outboard, general mechanical and maintenance skills
are required. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A monthly stipend will be provided.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs help in Palmer from April 15 to
October 15, 2009. The Assistant Farm Manager will work directly
with the Farmer/Educational Farm Program Director in the
day-to-day running of a 35-share CSA and Market Garden. This
position requires at least one year of farming experience.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located on Alaska Pacific University's
750-acre Kellogg Campus in Palmer. Duties: managing indoor starts
and transplants, hardening off and planting into field beds and
high tunnels, direct seeding, irrigation, fertility management,
compost making, weeding and tillage, greenhouse and high tunnel
management, and harvesting. A monthly living stipend of
approximately $1,000 is provided, an Education Award up to
$2,362, and child care assistance (if eligible). Housing is
provided on-site in exchange for minimal caretaker
responsibilities. To apply, please email a short cover letter and
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


NEED HELP with my quiet, high desert hideaway. Have cabin,
gardens, and solar. Some work, no rent, no pay. Long-term is
possible. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER WANTED in rural southern Arizona, year-round. Need help
with my vegetable garden, weed control, koi pond, clean up, and
simple maintenance. Free living quarters in a 8x40 fifth wheel,
or bring your own RV. Background checks done. Please email

CAMP HOSTS needed for a year around, members only campground
catering to gay and lesbian campers near Bisbee, voted as having
Arizona’s best year around climate. The new 28 site
campground is on a 120 acre ranch with recreation center and bar.
Duties include answering phones, registering guests, hosting
activities and park maintenance in exchange for a full hook-up
campsite with utilities including 30/50 electric, internet access
and a stipend for the days on duty. For more information, please

HORSE RESCUE and Boarding Facility in Snowflake, AZ has an RV
space available (utilities included) in exchange for feeding once
a day. Other income and housing are possible. Please call


Dear Gary, thank you so much for going above and beyond to
forward the email inquiries to me after my having submitted the
incorrect email address in our Help-Wanted ad. I am very pleased
to say after posting four ads in various places and receiving
over 300 replies, I have found our star through our ad in the
Gazette! Linda and John are the perfect candidates and have moved
to the final stage of the process. Pending the owner’s
approval, I believe we have found the new Managers for the Park
thanks to you! I will certainly be using your services again as
the quality of candidates from The Caretaker Gazette was
unparalleled! Thanks again, M. B., Calgary, Canada

Monique, thanks for letting me know that your ad in the
Gazette successfully resulted in your hiring two of our
subscribers.  We hear that many of our property owners who
advertise in the Gazette have tried placing ads for caretakers
and housesitters in other media and most of them tell us that
they find their best people by advertising in the Gazette. Then,
when they need caretakers or housesitters in the future, they
come back to the Gazette to advertise for new openings. Please
spread the good word about the Gazette.

Just wanted to let you know that due to your publication, my wife
and I obtained the long-term caretaker position of a lifetime. We
are currently living at the Siltcoos Lake Learning Center in
Westlake, Oregon, operated by Lane Community College. Our cottage
could not be better and the work is minimal with only four cabins
to care for. We receive the cottage rent free along with all
utilities paid and a $500 stipend per month during the busy
season. It is the perfect supplement to my retirement pay. Thank
you again for your wonderful publication. W. and E. E., Westlake,

Congratulations on finding the long-term caretaker position of
a lifetime, Wes and Eileen. That sounds great! Hope your move
from Iowa to the west coast went well. We have many retirees like
you who take similar positions out of the Gazette and between the
stipend and free housing offered by the property owner, and their
own retirement income, they can live quite well – even
during this current economic crisis. Please keep in touch –
you may find that you want to do a caretaker profile about your
new experience.

Hi Gary, as always you came through with flying colors. I found
what I think will be a great guy for the job. He had a great
resume and references so I think when he shows up – he will
be excellent. And I think the interior rebuilding will be
beautifully executed. Again my sincere appreciation to you and
your organization. Best wishes, B. V,. Big Timber, MT 

Hi Barbara, thanks for the update. Glad to hear that your ad
in the Gazette resulted in your finding a great guy with an
excellent resume and references. It sounds like your interior
building project will be in great hands. Many property owners who
advertise with us have told us that they find the most skilled
and experienced people through the Gazette. 

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

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

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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks an on-site caretaker.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located on the banks of the South Esk
River at Hadspen, comprises 66 privately owned residential units,
a clubroom, swimming pool and bowling green. The complex provides
for 55 year olds and over and includes amenities for a visiting
doctor and hairdresser and a monitored duress system. The
position will suit a husband and wife team, able to split the
range of duties between them. A self contained flat will be
provided. The successful applicant(s) will report to the
Committee of Management, have a varied skill base, a can-do
attitude and the ability to relate to unit owners, occupiers and
suppliers to the complex. Driver’s license(s) are
essential. Applicants should mail their resume and references to:
Secretary/Treasurer, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER PERSON/S required for a 2,000 acre farming/grazing
property, located 10 minutes out of Gunnedah. A comfortable two
bedroom cottage and power will be supplied. A small salary is
available. A rural background is desirable. Only honest, decent
people with references need apply. Please send your application

CARETAKER needed on a farm in the Gunnedah area of New South
Wales. This position would be suitable for a retired couple with
rural experience. A comfortable three bedroom home will be
provided. Please write with your references to The Farm Manager,

FULL-TIME CAMP CARETAKER required for a Recreation Centre located
at Landsborough, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the centre is
situated on 50 hectares surrounded by 200 hectares of State
Forest. This is a live-in position, requiring some cleaning,
maintenance and instruction. Please mail your resume to

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We are looking for a reliable and
energetic couple to care for a home on a 2,000 acre property near
Toowoomba. Duties will include general maintenance, gardening and
pool care, plus some housework. Caretakers must have their own
transportation and no school-age children. Accommodation provided
in a brand-new air-conditioned house. Hours and remuneration are
negotiable. References are essential. Please apply in writing to


SAILING HELP needed. Our winters are spent in the Bahamas and
southern Florida maintaining, living and cruising on our wooden
sailboat. Starting in November, if you're interested in learning
and experiencing wooden boat repair, upkeep, sailing the farm
(subsistence lifestyle on the water), and sailing give us a call
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. November is our busiest time with
maintenance and repairs, which is an ideal opportunity for hands
on experience. We love to teach and can almost always use the
help this time of year. Peace, 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:


FALL RIVER FISHING CLUB seeks a part-time live-in caretaker. Must
be honest, bondable, diligent, clean, organized, a meticulous
housekeeper with experience with household repairs and
groundskeeping. Live on premises in a separate home in Fall River
Mills. Housing, utilities and salary provided. Teams welcome.
Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SUN LOVERS needed in the Mojave Desert for a minimum of nine
months, from May on. Located 1½ hours west of Las Vegas.
This is a small hot spring community, artist's place, and close
to the bone living. Garden care and handy?! Please email

BEAUTIFUL 39 ACRE Nature Education Center located halfway between
Mendocino and Fort Bragg on the coast of California is looking
for a semi-retired live in caretaker couple to help run an
overnight guest lodge, do outreach for the lodging and very light
maintenance/housework and groundskeeping. Looking for computer/
office and people skills, knowledge of proper care of tools and
equipment. Public relations, computer and basic maintenance
skills a plus. Ocean view with two bedroom house plus $1,000
monthly stipend is offered in exchange. No pets, no smoking, good
landlord and work references required. Please write to

CO-MANAGER TEAM needed for a historic B&B in the Mojave
Preserve - 60 miles southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Our restored
five bedroom B&B is "conveniently remote" in Nipton
- a former railroad and mining town founded in 1885, with a
current population of 45 people. Man must be experienced in
plumbing, carpentry and all around maintenance. Woman to take
computerized reservations, store sales and restocking, some
housekeeping for five room B&B. Must have your own RV. This
is an adult community, no children. If you would like more
information or are interested in the position please send an
email with your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HANDY WORK needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You will need to
bring your own RV. All hookups provided.

CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER wanted for a small lake property in the
Santa Margarita area. A mature and responsible couple with
previous caretaker experience is desired. A mobile home is
provided along with a small monthly salary. No children please.
Responsibilities include maintenance of property, housekeeping,
watering plants, mowing lawn, weeding, keeping property free of
leaves, and keeping the property secure. Must have experience
operating a lawn mower, weed-wacker, blower, cleaning and
performing handyperson duties. Please mail your resume and
references to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WITH ALL ASPECTS of a remote homestead/organic farm on the
scenic Northern California coast. Garden, orchard, livestock,
pets. Tasks: marketing, office, maintenance, gardening, animal
care, cooking, housekeeping. Experience with alternative energy,
horses, carpentry desirable. Room/board (shared house or
primitive cabin) for part-time work. Two month minimum. email:

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY available for a couple/team to manage a
small mobile home community in West Sacramento. The positions are
management of community and maintenance within the community.
Experience preferred. To apply, please fax your resumes to

beautiful Ocean/estuary 30 room motel in Fort Bragg. Living
quarters (one bedroom, bath, living room, kitchen and deck
overlooking estuary) and salary provided. Responsible for
checking in/out guests, collecting and recording payments,
working with expedia.com and hotels.com, answering phones, taking
reservations, booking rooms, light maintenance and landscaping,
and managing housekeepers. Must have a great personality and
stable work history. Prior motel / management experience a must.
To apply, please send resumes by fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKERS WANTED on a Northern California ranch/hunting/fishing
club, located 20 minutes outside of Grass Valley, on 250
beautiful acres with wildlife. Seeking a couple to maintain
grounds, lodge, maintain and run equipment (tractors/mowers) etc,
and care for horses. Preparation/serve meals will be required at
times. Living quarters on private lake plus $1,500 per month,
additional for horse care.  Please send your resume to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I own a beautiful, historic piece of
land in Fairplay, CA (Sierras) with stone outcroppings, access to
wilderness trails, local wineries and wonderful sandy soil to
grow just about anything organic. I’m a student of Bowen
Therapy and herbology with an interest in horses and animal
health. I’m looking to connect with other people who
appreciate a positive lifestyle involving live foods and natural
healing. It would be wonderful to even meet a partner who brings
experience and knowledge to the table. I do have a county
permitted trailer space with full hookups and/or a bedroom or two
as my home is very large with an ozonated hot tub on the deck
with a cold plunge right next to it. There’s a National
Champion black walnut tree, winter creek, garden, old barn,
pastures and the Cosumnes Rivers nearby. Possibly trade ranches
with someone in the Appalachians? If anyone is interested, or
knows of someone who may want to share an existence in this
magical area, please contact me at the following:

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA: A full time personal assistant(s) /attendant
(s)/domestic needed. A couple is preferred – an individual
will be considered. A very private, conservative, 40ish single
male executive seeks professional extremely respectful,
presentable, compliant, subservient person(s) resigned to dutiful
life to assist employer in performing daily tasks, personal and
business. Employer enjoys a healthy, high energy lifestyle and
many various outdoor activities. Employer seeks an employee who
is fit and able to work hard while enjoying the outdoors. The job
location in 70% in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada and 30% in Los
Angeles, California. Job includes a wage to vary with experience
- $30,000 to $35,000/year for a single - $45,000 to $50,000/year
for a couple, furnished stand alone quarters in South Lake Tahoe
and small attached caretaker’s quarters with a private
entrance in Los Angeles, a vehicle is available for non-work time
usage, high speed internet, cell phone, and casual uniforms will
be provided. The employment requires a minimum of five years
experience in household employment,  the ability to understand
and demonstrate a “Caretaker’s Heart” at all
times, possess excellent communication and organizational skills,
formal education helpful, secretarial skills a must, knowledge of
business, bookkeeping, networking, etc., ability to learn easily
and work independently without supervision, being computer
literate with a knowledge of computer software such as spread
sheets, word processing  and email. Punctuality and dependability
is vital. Early morning meetings and tasks will be assigned. Will
need to be available 24/7 for work time of about 60-80%, have a
valid driver’s license with no insurance restrictions, have
the ability to drive/pilot the following: 45’ RV/bus;
pick-up truck with trailer,    an executive SUV, (due to
customization maximum height of driver 5’10”), and a
24’ cruise power boat. Must be in good health and have some
physical strength for small jobs such as snow removal, handyman
fix-it, automobile and motorcycle detailing, home projects, etc
– Jack-of-all-trades. Drug use and excessive drinking is
prohibited. No drinking will be permitted during work hours and
applicant may be subject to random drug testing. No outside
personal entertaining will be permitted on any of
employer’s properties. Please email your resume and


PERSONABLE RESIDENT CARETAKER (a single person or couple) wanted
for a friendly, well-run 56 unit high-rise; just steps away from
the Oakridge Mall and the Skytrain. No pets, kids or rentals.
This is a caretaker position not a manager position. This would
be a perfect position for a recently retired pair who would enjoy
a comfortable lifestyle in a lovely neighborhood. Job duties
include janitorial, maintenance of the interior and exterior and
gardening/lawn maintenance. Our building is a co-op, owner
occupied building. We require good communication skills with
fluent English to liaison between trades people and the board.
The salary range is $23,000 - $25,000/year plus a bright,
hardwood floor one bedroom suite. Please send resumes to:
Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN COUPLE required by a professional couple in Malahat, BC.
The team will include one person who will have housekeeping and
cooking skills; the other will have skills of groundskeeper and
building maintenance. The housekeeper will be needed 20 hours per
week and the groundskeeper five hours per week. There will be
time for outside employment as well. The applicant couple must be
non-smokers with no pets. They must have no serious personal or
health problems and have high morals. A background criminal check
will be required. Due to the rural setting, a personal vehicle
and driver's license will be necessary. The applicant couple will
reside in a one bedroom furnished apartment with a full kitchen,
bath, bedroom, living/dining room and its own in-apartment
laundry. There will be no charge for water, hydro, or heat.
Please respond with your contact information, work history, two
reference names (not related to you) and phone numbers. All
responses will be treated as confidential. Housekeeping Couple,


HOTEL MANAGING COUPLE POSITION available in the Nicaraguan
Caribbean. We’re a small beachfront eco-lodge on a
traditional English speaking remote Caribbean island with
incredible fishing and diving. We have 15 cabins 45 miles off of
Nicaragua's Caribbean coast.
- Willing to work as a team at a service oriented lodge in a 3rd
world country
- 6 - 12 month commitment minimum
- Must speak Spanish
- Four years of hotel and restaurant operation experience
- General knowledge of mechanics, generators, plumbing,
electricity, (alternative energy helpful)
- Patience and a good sense of humor
Please send resumes and photo to receive more details on job
description and compensation to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Photos of
our eco-lodge and more information are available at

HOUSESITTER NEEDED from June to November in Vieques, a beautiful,
unspoiled Caribbean island paradise, eight miles off the eastern
tip of Puerto Rico. A single male, or a couple would work best.
The Housesitter gets a first floor apartment, which has two
bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and living room. The key reason for
having a housesitter stay here is for security and taking care of
my indoor-outdoor cat, Esmeralda. Vieques has almost no crime.
There is petty thievery, so if a house is left vacant, it could
be broken into. I need a housesitter to also do some minimal
gardening and grounds keeping in return for free rent, utilities,
cable TV and high speed wireless internet access. Local telephone
calls are included as well, and there’s a washer dryer in
the 1st floor apartment. Use of a car could also be included. If
the house sitter has exemplary skills with masonry, house
painting and carpentry… paying gigs abound for people with
these skills on the island.  I have two other properties close by
that could utilize the services of people with these skills.
There are simply not enough quality trades people on Vieques. My
house is a non-smoking house. I’m looking for health
conscious people who are free of drug and alcohol problems. A
background check will be conducted on all applicants. Please
email a recent photo, and at least three checkable references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (please include these words in the subject
line:"Vieques Housesitting Assignment") for screening.

CARIBBEAN GUESTHOUSE seeking a caretaking couple for April 17 -
24, 2009. Pet sitting (must love animals), cleaning rooms,
general guest maintenance, and plant care. A friendly, organized,
and enthusiastic pair is desired. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional details.


EXPERIENCED SINGLE MALE or husband and wife caretaker team needed
at a hot springs spa in a beautiful, remote Colorado Rocky
Mountain area. Prefer experience in construction, plumbing,
electrical, snow removal, maintenance of grounds and pool
cleaning. Customer service experience a plus. Offering rent
exchange plus hourly salary for various positions. Position
available immediately. Must be honest, reliable, work well with
others and be respectful of healing springs and environment. Must
have impeccable references. Please email letter of interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more information check out our website

RANCH MANAGER sought for a ranch in Steamboat Springs. Must have
experience running mid-sized high-end ranch with expertise in hay
production, grazing cattle, maintaining equipment and facilities
and managing staff. Good management skills and work ethic, a
commitment to quality and computer skills required. Excellent
compensation, benefits and housing provided.  Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN POSITION available in Aspen, Colorado. Large
home with attached, separate 900 sq ft, one bedroom
caretaker’s apartment. The apartment has a full kitchen,
pantry, living room/dining, great views, air conditioned, high
speed internet and TV. One job is full time detailed house
cleaning; second job is general fixit, errands, car washing, snow
blowing in winter, lawn mowing in summer. Must like dogs and must
be fit for dog walking, hiking and living in the mountains at
high altitude (8,500’ elevation). Need an SUV type car,
driver’s license. No pets of your own, please – we
have plenty. $1,100 per week for the couple plus apartment and
utilities paid by us. 42 hour workweek which is five weekdays and
two hours on Saturday morning, but with some flexibility. Please


A BILINGUAL, English/Spanish, mature and experienced couple is
needed to manage a private home. This is a great opportunity to
live in Costa Rica with good pay and excellent benefits. A
background check will be required. Interested parties should
please fax your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


LIVE-IN Person needed to attend to an elderly lady (my Mother) in
the centre of London. My Mother needs constant supervision and
help during the day; i.e. cooking, serving meals, cleaning,
shopping, and basically to help in all respects of home and
personal matters and with whatever her requirements may demand.
My Mother has another lady who comes in Monday to Friday late
afternoons for four hours, Saturday five hours, and Sunday 9 - 6
to relieve the live-in Lady. There is also a very slight chance
that my Mother may call at night for help. This would be only as
an emergency, but cannot be ruled out from happening more than
once. In a nut shell this is a Lady Friday position with own
bathroom, small room, color TV, paid for food with a small
remuneration by arrangement. The free time could be used to
obtain other work to make up the pay. The pay will start for the
first two weeks at £45/week, and 2nd two weeks at
£150/week. The First four weeks will be a trial period
after which will be £60/week to include basic food/ meals.
Written references, reliability and dedication are essential. An
impressive resume and professional qualities are always
formidable assets, but are not necessary and will not be used as
a means to create a decision. If you feel that that you have a
caring, patient, understanding attitude towards my Mother’s
requirements and think you could cope with this type of
situation, and would like to be considered for an interview, then
please reply with an explanation as to why my Mother would
benefit from offering you the position, and also your reason for
wishing to move away from your current location? By replying with
a phone number you will be added onto the short list and will
receive a reply or telephone call soon. Many thanks. Please email

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Exeter, Devon, England, for ongoing spells
from 8 days - 17 days during June and September. We have a
beautiful ancient longhouse with lots of land/stream/log fires.
Housesitters (couples preferably) are needed regularly through
the year, except summer, to look after the house and two small
well behaved dogs. Nothing arduous, just looking after
dogs/plants etc. Lots to see nearby, just six miles from Exeter,
and 20 minutes from the coast. No reimbursement, sorry no
children. Our housesitters will certainly need own transport -
nearest town is 2.5 miles away. Must have been dog owners. Lovely
en-suite accommodations with run of the house. Plenty of logs for
the fires in winter. All modern conveniences available, including
central heating. We usually plan around four - six months ahead,
months ahead of time and please include "housesitting"
in the subject line.

COUPLE REQUIRED in southwest Dorset. A large and beautiful Estate
on the Jurassic Coast requires an energetic and organized couple
looking for long-term employment. Duties include managing,
cleaning and maintaining three holiday rentals. Cleaning the
Manor and assisting with care of our three well-behaved children,
aged 13, 11 and seven. Some overnight babysitting is required,
and helping the Estate maintenance staff. This is a relaxed
environment, with a charming and cozy furnished three-bedroom
cottage provided. Generous pay and holidays provided. Impeccable
references are required. Position starts immediately. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in South Hampshire for my house and five
friendly chickens, from July 17 to August 1. My house is a four
bedroom detached in a quiet residential area with superb bus
route and six miles from the nearest train station. Please email


COUPLE WANTED for yard and general maintenance on a country
estate in the Palatka area. Prefer a partially retired couple.
Must live on premises in a two-bedroom/two-bath furnished mobile
home. This is a very private and secure property. To apply,
please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED with nursing experience. Must be able to live-in
with an elderly man. This position offers rent-free living, with
all amenities provided. Monthly compensation also provided. A
thorough background check will be required. Please submit your

A MATURE NON-SMOKING COUPLE is needed to provide janitorial
services for religious buildings. Duties include light
maintenance, floor maintenance, some kitchen duties, set-up and
tear-down of events, and maintaining supplies relevant to the
position. Compensation includes housing, utilities, and salary.
Must be bondable. No pets. To apply, please mail your resume to


HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I have a big house near Dijon, (the capital
of the Burgundy region). I am looking for a couple or a person
who can stand to be alone here later this year. Honesty is a
must. A love of nature, gardens, art, and old things would be
very helpful. I am living in the states currently, and I go to
France three months a year in May, June, and July. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


maintain rentals here. To apply for this position, please mail
your resume to Manager, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE COUPLE needed to live on site and manage a new self
storage business, located in Austell, in Cobb County. Basic
computer skills and strong customer service are required. To
apply, please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI'I. Looking for conscious earth stewards for
an earth-based dharma center in Hawai'i. Preferably a couple with
skills in permaculture and building, who love animals and who are
of a contemplative, artistic nature. Must have a car. Ideal space
for those who like elegant simplicity, for whom self inquiry,
beauty, mindfulness and integrity are important. Work-trade for
individuals and couples is also available throughout the year.
Visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and open "Kipukamaluhia."
Please email information about yourselves to
or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Mahalo.

A STABLE couple is needed immediately to caretake in mystical,
historical Waipi’o on the Big Island. Living quarters are
at the base of a 1,000’ waterfall. We have incredibly rich
soil here, and abundant water. This has the greatest potential
for self-sufficiency. A 4-wheel-drive is needed, but the
caretakers will have weekly access to the owner’s truck.
Work exchange duties include helping an elderly woman in her own
nearby home, property maintenance, gardening, and housecleaning.
Apple Computer skills are definitely needed for help in writing
her book. There is land available for enlarging an organic
vegetable garden. Pets are OK. This is a very long-term
assignment. No salary. For a phone interview, please call

HELP NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Pahoa. We live and
work on a beautiful two acre, edible tropical fruit orchard farm
in the Puna area of the Big Island. We also engage in house
building and remodeling learning from an experienced builder. We
would like to encourage anyone who has a propensity for building
to take this opportunity to learn skills that will be useful
throughout life. We want to encourage people looking for a clean
and productive lifestyle to come and try it out. Our main
projects are: house building, landscaping, gardening, cooking,
cleaning, paperwork and computer work. Our schedule includes:
Sunrise trips to the ocean, swimming and surfing, yoga, chanting
meditation and breakfast then we get onto some hard work either
building or gardening. We have a variety of accommodations from
individual rooms, cabins or camping space depending on your needs
and available spaces. We have several bathrooms and kitchen
facilities available, indoor and outdoor. Basic vegetarian meals
can be provided or the materials for those meals depending on
your situation. We are a drug free environment. We put an
emphasis on cleanliness and proper hygiene. English is the main
language spoken. Children can be considered on a case by case
basis. Length of stay varies upon how happy you are to be here
and how happy we are to host you. If you have a skill or a
contribution to our projects and your attitude is good we can
work out what is expected of you or what compensation if any
would be given to you for your help. We look forward to meeting
with you and working together. Much Aloha and Haribol! Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please cc all email messages to


SEEKING SOLITUDE? Peaceful, quiet living in a mobile home on a
farm west of Boise. We provide a place of retreat and healing in
exchange for 15 hours/week help in the garden. Please call


A SEMI-PRIVATE RECREATION CLUB in the Morris area seeks a
caretaker couple. Must live on site, tend gate, care for beach,
rent cabanas, maintain washrooms, grounds and roads. Must have
knowledge of a private water system and testing, if needed.
Operation of some equipment and light maintenance of same
required. To apply, please mail resumes to


HOUSESITTER NEEDED for a lovely two bedroom home in the historic
district of a small town. Situated in the beautiful hills of
southern Indiana near Indianapolis, Bloomington (Indiana
University), and scenic Brown County where dining, shopping,
theater, and outdoor opportunities are abundant. Only
expectations from June 5 - 14 would be caring for one cat and two
turtles, watering plants, and mowing the lawn once. Please email


NEED A SUMMER HOUSESITTER starting June 1 and ending September 30
to care for our house with two dogs and one cat in Derby, outside
of Wichita. Must also cut our lawn once a week, and clean the
pool at least once a week. Please email a letter of interest and
your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE IN CARETAKER needed in LaGrange. We are searching for an
older lady who lives in the LaGrange area. The caretaker is
needed to live in my large trailer to do errands, clean, etc for
room and board only. For more details, please email


GROUNDSKEEPING/HOUSEKEEPING couple position available in
Covington, a suburb of New Orleans. We are looking for a mature
couple to help maintain 12 acres of grounds plus housekeeping and
routine maintenance of the owner’s home. Position offers a
separate house in return for 20 hours of work per week.
Experience in groundskeeping, landscaping, painting, carpentry
and housekeeping preferred. References, personal interview and
background check required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE needed for home and grounds. Early retired or
semi-retired couple wanted to maintain a low-keyed waterfront
country home in mid-coast Maine. The spring and summer time are
busy – lawn, pool, house planting (flowers), housekeeping,
and vegetable garden – your option. Your presence is
required off season with exceptions, plus an opportunity for
outside interests. One bedroom apartment with all utilities
included. Your long-term interest is a must. Qualifications,
creditable references, and salary expected (prefer couples with
an outside income). This position is commensurate with pleasant
surroundings and apartment. If you meet these qualifications,
please mail (do not fax or email) your letter of interest to:


EXPERIENCED GARDENER/FARMER needed. You will have your own huge
five bedroom home on 30 acres, 100 yards from the Wye River, in
exchange for 15-20 hours work/week creating a small fruit orchard
and organic garden, and doing light carpentry/painting/etc. Pets
and families are OK. You can start now and stay six months (?).
Work beyond stated hours gets additional pay. To apply, please
send a letter describing your qualifications/background, and
include at least two references that I can call, to


RESIDENT MANAGER Position available. An individual or couple is
needed to share knowledge and experience with young parents and
their children. This involves parenting support and crisis
intervention. A two bedroom apartment, heat and hot water, and
salary with benefits will be provided. Please mail your cover
letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


GROUNDS CARETAKER needed at The Village of Westland, a mission of
the Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. We are looking to hire a
caretaker to live on site and take care of our grounds year-round
and do gardening for our Senior Living Apartments. Rent and heat
are provided, along with a free apartment with a small salary. No
children. This is a smoke free building. To apply, please mail
your resume to Attn: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No phone calls

LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM CARETAKER for a southwest Michigan
property. Housing and small stipend provided. Work is primarily
garden and yard work. Please send your resume or a letter to


WE ARE SEEKING a full-time caretaker to attend to a large family
residence on Summit Avenue in St. Paul. Responsibilities will
include but not be limited to daily and seasonal cleaning,
laundering linens for the owners and guestrooms as well as formal
linens for entertainment and providing support services to
homeowners when drop in visitors arrive. Minor outside errands
will also be part of the work. Light cooking and/or gardening
skills preferred, however these will be minor responsibilities to
the position. Compensation is negotiable. Applicants must pass a
rigorous background check, have solid references and have a good
credit profile in order to be considered. Male or female
applicants are encouraged to apply. This posting is listed
directly by the homeowner. You must provide a work history or
resume and cover letter of interest in order to qualify for a
response. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER TEAM needed for a 24 unit community in Waite Park. Must
be self starters, motivated be able to work with minimal
supervision. One team member must be home during the day. Must
live on site. A background check will be required. Please mail
your resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed 30 hours per week, including some weekends, for
a great apartment and townhome community in Roseville. Must live
on-site or nearby. Experience preferred. Daily cleaning of common
areas and turnover apartments required. To apply, please fax your


CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a couple to live in our
caretaker's home (no children). The couple will be responsible
for maintenance of the owner's home and cabins, small lake, 12
acre grounds, pool, cleaning and party planning. A handyman
background is needed. To apply, please mail your resume to

LIVE-IN RETREAT CARETAKER needed for year-round work on a remote
500 acre family retreat with two miles of river frontage
surrounded by 9,000 acres of state forest. Work will include
extensive yard work, housecleaning, and occasional light
maintenance. New four bedroom log-style home provided. This
position is perfect for physically active early retirees who love
the outdoors. If you are interested, please mail us at


FULL-TIME, ON-SITE CARETAKER TEAM needed for a mini storage
facility in Belgrade, MT. Salary and housing provided. Must have
a driver’s license to shuttle vehicles to airport. Please
mail your resume to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PURE MONTANA ORGANICS needs long-term help, for our position of a
farm manager. We have a 1,250 acre organic wheat farm in Montana.
The farm is located five miles from the village. We prefer
non-smokers. Our own hours are long, often up to 14 hours a day.
Help is most needed from June - September. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  or email either

REMOTE MONTANA MOUNTAIN RESORT seeks flexible, energetic,
friendly employees for the summer of 2009. Please visit our
employment page for the details at our website:


A MATURE COUPLE is needed to run the daily operations of a
Scottsbluff motel. Your room will be provided as well as a
company car. Previous hospitality experience is preferred. No
janitorial services are required for this position. To apply,
please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


EXPERIENCED FULL-TIME and live-in apartment manager needed for a
53 unit apartment complex bordering Boulder Highway and Fremont
Street in Las Vegas. Compensation will be commensurate with
experience. Position can include a married couple. Compensation
will include free rent in a furnished one bedroom apartment, as
well as utilities, cable TV and a cell phone. Prefer someone who
can perform minor repairs, like plumbing and other handy work.
Please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


“Bret Ingold and Kristin Frasheski: Conscientious
Dates of Birth: Bret 12/20/79, Kristin 11/22/80
Address: on their website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 
Interests: making art, cooking, the outdoors, sailing, free
diving, scuba diving, reading, traveling, knitting, x-country
skiing, learning new things
Quote: One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths
intersect the whole world looks like home for a time. -Hermann

Bret Ingold and Kristin Frasheski
        The steam from the hot springs cave rose steadily up
through the bows of the cedar tree as Bret immersed himself in
the pool with a sigh. Kristin was silhouetted in the entrance of
the cave against the black and white dusk of summer. After four
months as caretakers of a remote wilderness cabin, campground and
hot springs, life had settled into a quiet rhythm. It is a
lifestyle not for everyone, but one in which the self-disciplined
and creative can thrive. How Kristin and Bret became prepared for
the challenges caretaking has presented, and where they would
like this lifestyle to take them is too long a story for these
pages. Along the way the story has involved a dusty old ‘87
Jetta with two flat tires in the middle of Namibia, a sailboat
with a broken autopilot half-way across the Atlantic, a reckless
taxi ride across Cambodia and many other important life-shaping
        Kristin and Bret met while in school finishing their
degrees in the fine arts in Portland, Oregon. After a camping
trip in Washington and a short road trip they decided to spend
four months traveling in Africa. It was a make or break kind of
trip that left them knowing a lot more about each other and the
world they were sharing.
        Upon returning, Bret took over managing and operating a
small ocean resort his grandparents had built in the 1950’s
on Cape Cod. “Hospitality is in my blood, it’s a
family tradition,” he says. He also drew heavily from the
experience of founding and running an art gallery and studio
cooperative in Portland, OR. After completing massage school,
Kristin joined Bret at the motel. Kristin was instrumental in
helping the motel conduct an eco-audit and overhauled the
motel’s operations to lead Cape Cod’s hospitality
industries in ecologically sound practices. Being a seasonal
business, Kristin and Bret were able to spend their winters doing
what they loved, traveling and creating art. 
After four years at the motel, they decided to move on to new
experiences and towards the future they wanted to create for
themselves. It was around the same time that they found out about
The Caretaker Gazette. They loved seeing all the opportunities in
the pages and began looking for a position. During the interim,
they were hired as studio assistants at a bronze foundry on Abaco
Island in the Bahamas where they apprenticed and made their own
sculptures. Life was good. While there they house-sat a
friend’s solar-powered cottage; Bret spear fished for
dinner and Kristin made and sold batik sarongs. As always, they
worked to leave the property better then they found it and
enjoyed some nice afternoons painting and working on the house.
An ad had come through the Gazette for a property in Washington
State that they had jumped on. It was the remote hot springs they
had gone to on their first camping trip together years before.
Months of correspondence had fizzled out and Bret and Kristin
began talking with a couple in Guatemala about renting and
running a small hotel. Then one morning, the family in Guatemala
sold the property and that afternoon, with perfect timing, the
hot spring’s director called asking if they wanted to take
the job. They were thrilled and accepted the position.   
        Living in an old growth forest, deep in the Alpine Lakes
Wilderness, has given them a summer they will never forget.
Waking up each day surrounded by such unspoiled natural beauty
and having such direct and constant contact with that environment
has been incredible. Bret and Kristin both agree it has given
them the opportunity to “slow down” and enjoy the
simpler sides of life. The position is also full of the
challenges of living off-the-grid and far from the conveniences
of modern life, but they enjoy it. Amongst the responsibilities
they have accepted is to always keep in mind their own and all
their visitors safety, especially in such a remote location.
Their unique collection of experiences, skills and interests lend
themselves perfectly to this isolation caretaking position where
self-reliance, good judgment and adaptability are essential for
both safety and sanity.                                   
Bret and Kristin still enjoy perusing the Gazette when it
arrives, wondering what opportunity may reveal itself next. 
        After their time in Washington, they plan to stay busy
volunteering teaching English to Burmese political refugees in
Thailand. In the future, they hope to find a position that will
give them more experience in sustainable examples of business.
They look at caretaking and working for unique properties not
only as a way to offer outstanding service but as market research
for starting their own business. It will be a business that
combines aspects of their background in hospitality, travel,
interests in sustainable food production and building, and
artistic abilities. In the meantime, they keep their eyes and
ears open for the next open door.

Bret and Kristin after a swim


WATERFRONT HISTORIC PROPERTY in Riverton, near Philadelphia,
needs help. There is a private apartment for an individual or
couple who are experienced at carpentry, painting, window repair,
porch repair, grounds keeping, and routine maintenance. Riverton
is a small community located on the Delaware River just minutes
from downtown Philadelphia. There is easy access to many
amenities. The starting date is flexible and this opportunity
could lead to a long-term relationship. We are open to
discussion. We would like to learn more about you, your needs,
skills, ingenuity and humor. Must be alcohol/drug free. We prefer
a non-smoker. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call


SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO:  Live-in caregiver needed for a senior
couple in a beautiful home outside of town. Own room with
gorgeous views, separate entrance, kitchenette, and private bath.
Small monthly stipend provided. Duties include flexible two -
three hours per day to help with light housekeeping, daily living
activities and errands. Can work outside, but must be available
nights for support if needed. Non smoker, but tolerate smoke as
wife smokes. Household has one friendly small dog and small
tortoise. Can bring small aquarium/non-venomous fish or reptile,
but no other pets. Valid driver's license and bonding required.
Medical background a plus but not required. Please email

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Portales, NM area. Rural, safe, secure,
and quiet. No smoking, drugs, pets, children, heavy scents,
parties, or problematic alcohol. Rent-free living opportunity,
moderate duties, long-term. No salary. You will need outside
income and a vehicle. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

CARETAKERS WANTED. Looking for long-term caretakers, one to two
years to live-in and maintain my house in Albuquerque. This is
horse property with a big yard, two stalls and tack, in a nice,
quiet neighborhood. Possibly furnished. Available now (vacant).
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX References are required.

SEEKING A MARRIED COUPLE to live and work on a ranch in
northeastern New Mexico. Wife must be skilled in housekeeping and
cleaning duties. Husband must be skilled in lawn, garden, and
general maintenance work. The positions include salary, housing,
health insurance, and work vehicle. To apply, please fax a resume
for each person to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. A criminal background,
driving record, and drug testing will be required.  


HOUSE-SITTER AND PET-SITTER WANTED from the end of May through
November 2009. Live rent-free on a small two-bedroom ranch in
exchange for taking care of eight cats and two pet-sheep, and
mowing the lawn. Located in beautiful, rural Western New York,
half an hour south of Rochester. Please contact Anneliese via

HELP WANTED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Warrensburg is seeking a
year-round caretaker – four days each week. To apply,
please mail a letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are
an equal opportunity employer.

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

UPSTATE NEW YORK position available. Handyman skills required for
free rent: 10 hours/week; minutes to Niagara Falls and Lake
Ontario; available ASAP. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in a stunning, private, mountain
valley near Phoenicia, NY, is looking for seasonal residential
staff and volunteers to help run our retreat and conference
center [Available positions include: Front desk,
café/bookstore, kitchen, gardening, event production and
housekeeping]. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is just 25 minutes west of
Woodstock, NY, and 2½ hours north of NYC - daily buses
connect Phoenicia to NYC. Working here is dynamic, inspiring, and
fun! We’re looking for friendly, hard-working,
self-motivated, enthusiastic people who are flexible, upbeat, and
have a desire to work for a worthy cause in a remarkable natural
setting. You’ll work with a small dedicated year-round
staff to host life-changing programs that range from Tibetan
Buddhism to Yoga, from Environmental Protection to Social
Justice. Seasonal staff needed from mid-April through
mid-November, 2009. Compensation for staff includes free room and
board plus a full-time weekly stipend. After work, staff can
enjoy the hiking trails, swimming pool, meditation sanctuary,
yoga studio, and other facilities. Staff is also invited to
participate in Menla-hosted programs. (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX).
For an application package, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED for the Hamptons. This is a live-in
position with lovely accommodations. Couple must have experience
with serving, cleaning, wonderful cooking, laundry and pressing.
This is an employer who has had their last couple for several
years. You must either have experience individually in a private
residence with long-term experience (you need to have a minimum
of three years experience) or as an actual domestic couple with
verifiable references. We are not looking for a handyman or an
outside person. This is also not a management job, but is truly a
housekeeping, domestic couple position. Must have proof of legal
work authorization and verifiable references. We will be
interviewing in New York City and in Riverhead, NY – so we
are looking to interview local domestic couples only. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(please include these words in the subject line: “Hamptons
Domestic Couple Position”) and then we can forward your
email message to the employer.

CHURCH CARETAKER needed part-time for a Schenectady Church. We
seek a resident caretaker to do 15 hours/week of work, in the
evenings and weekends. Compensation is an apartment on site.
Please email inquiries and resumes to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

community. Chop wood, haul water. Do upkeep/repair/revisions,
occasional help otherwise. Gardens, orchard, honeybees, free
time, regional opportunities. You are excited about joyfully
co-creating daily life with others. Monthly stipend negotiated,
long term preferred. Please send a letter about yourself and
intentions to Ed, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a Rock Hill Estate. Searching for a
retired, reliable, capable couple for a beautiful, secluded,
private estate. Live in a new home. Electric, heat, air
conditioning, and cell phone will be provided. No monetary
compensation made. Duties would be: general maintenance of
property, overseeing lawn maintenance of ground, weed spraying,
driveway maintenance and snow removal. Cleaning main house
weekly, guest house and two apartments once a month or as needed,
if used, and miscellaneous duties. Please fax resumes to

CARETAKERS WANTED for a small farm in the Upstate New York area.
Caretaking consists of dogs and horses; so you must love animals,
be structured and caring about their safety and comfort; and must
be fit and able to exercise the dogs on daily basis. It would be
very helpful if you are familiar with the care of horses.
Compensation is negotiable. Please email your resume and


WE WANT TO TAKE A THREE-WEEK VACATION beginning in mid-June for
approximately three weeks and need a house/pet-sitter for our
home in the Cary, NC area. We have two cats, four ducks and deer
who need feeding. Live rent-free in exchange. No kids. Please

LIVE IN CARETAKER needed for an elderly lady in a nice three
bedroom house in the Fayetteville, NC area. Room and board to
include, electric, water, phone, basic cable, food and a salary
of $800/month. Inquires for more info, please email
know when a good time to call you is. You must have
driver’s license to drive her car. No children or pets.
Will consider a couple. I am her son and live in Myrtle Beach and
can come up and meet after speaking on the phone or via email.

LOOKING FOR a retired couple without other obligations to be our
on-site Motel Managers. Will furnish a one bedroom apartment with
free electric, water, private phone line, laundry facilities,
computers and cable TV. Other compensations can be discussed with
the right people. A must is honest, clean people with no criminal
history. No drug users! No families or pets. To apply, please
mail resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE LOOKING for a management couple for a 30 unit motel and
c-store located in Wishek, ND. Experience is preferred. The base
pay will be $20,000 - $28,000 plus a large apartment, and also
possible bonuses for increased revenue. The right couple that
proves themselves as capable could also have the opportunity to
buy this motel on very favorable terms. This position requires
long hours and hard work. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM CARETAKER needed. Must be a reliable, hard working
individual experienced with horses and all aspects of their care.
Driver’s license required. Duties include: daily
morning/evening animal feeding, stall cleaning, maintaining
grounds/barn, operating farm equipment, including tractors, chain
saws, a Gator, and experienced in hauling horse trailers. Salary
includes onsite living arrangements and utilities. 401k and
partially funded health insurance offered. We are a drug and
smoke free workplace. Background checked, including driving
record. Please mail you resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed immediately to team manage an
apartment community. Housing is provided as part of an attractive
benefit package. Salary depends on experience. Office and
maintenance experience is desirable for each respective position.
Come work with a highly respected property management company.
Please mail your resume with employment history to

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER needed for a lovely, 94-year-old woman with
full mental capacity. Light housekeeping, prepare meals, assist
with walking and personal hygiene, transportation. Valid driver's
license and references required. Room and board with pay in a
comfortable ranch home near Youngstown, OH.  Please email


SEEKING a Motel Manager (a responsible individual or couple).
Salary and living quarters provided for full-time work.
Experience preferred. Full and part time positions available.
Please send resume or letter of interest to:


CARETAKER/MANAGER NEEDED. We are looking for a mature couple (no
children) to live in and care for the historic McLean Park and
House a reception center in West Linn. Applicants must be skilled
in: yard maintenance, housekeeping and general home maintenance.
Good computer and phone skills are necessary. Managers will
manage events and provide for the care and maintenance of the
house and 2.4 acre park. Compensation is in the form of onsite
housing, utilities and a monthly stipend. We are a smoke-free,
pet-free facility. Only serious applicants need apply. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR AN ENERGETIC COUPLE with their own RV, with excellent
people skills to help with a private family campground, doing
maintenance, landscaping, cleaning the club house and rest rooms,
in return for free RV space rent and utilities. We are 10 minutes
from Eugene on the beautiful Fern Ridge Lake. Minimum commitment
May 1 through September 30. Please mail your resumes to

RANCHHAND/CARETAKER needed in Sams Valley, OR (near Medford, OR).
We are looking for someone to live here with your RV and spend
about one hour a day taking care of our horses for five days a
week more or less. For more details, please call


WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE in the Bocas del Toro Islands in the
beautiful Caribbean Sea? An incredible Island Jungle Resort needs
a caretaker. In exchange, you will have the use of a boat, suite
accommodations, and pool – from April through next January.
You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email


Looking for a couple for a housekeeper and a caretaker of a four
structure, non-working small farm.
Not a live-in position currently; (may develop into one). Owners
are weekend visitors (four days a week). Two people three days a
week, year round. Household: all general cleaning of three
buildings, approximately 4,000 sq. ft. / 18,000 sq. ft. / 2,000
sq. ft., some light laundry. Caretaker: weekly lawn and yard
maintenance, checking of all mechanical systems on property,
overseeing outside vendors, pool maintenance, window cleaners,
tree service, garden care, maintenance of equipment on property,
and handyman jobs and repairs. Compensation negotiable as well as
healthcare possibilities. Please send resumes with references to

LIVE-IN HELP needed in exchange for rent in East Millsboro. I am
a 27-year-old male looking for one individual to live on my farm
and help caretake in exchange for rent. Rent is normally
$500/month which includes everything! Required hours are 12 - 15
hours per week with the availability to fully take care of the
place when I'm away for short/long periods. Hours worked over
would get paid of course. There is no reason the person cannot
have and maintain an outside job away from the place, in fact it
is encouraged! The farm is located 15 minutes from Uniontown and
15 minutes from California, PA, overlooking the Mon Valley River.
The farm is only 10.25 acres, so it’s not a big place but
just the right size. There are six horses ranging from foals to
elderly, 32 hens, two roosters, three dogs, guineas for pest
control, sheep, goats, and llamas in the near future. To apply
please email a letter of interest describing yourself in detail,
your interest in caretaking, any applicable past work/living
experience, and the date you are available to begin to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please also include any concerns and/or
questions you may have. 

bedroom residence, parking and utilities are included. Duties
include apartment building light mechanical, painting, drywall,
plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. HVAC knowledge is a plus.
The compensation package with health insurance is about $47,000
for a couple, and $38,000 for a single. Requires on-call after
hours for emergencies/call-backs. Requires a valid PA
driver’s license, clean criminal history. Please mail your
resume and letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MUSEUM DIRECTOR is seeking reliable caretaker(s) for a year-round
position on a beautiful farm and kennel in Chester County, PA.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: basic farm
chores/maintenance (dog care, feeding chickens, collecting mail,
snow removal, yard and plant care, etc), home office work
(correspondence, basic bookkeeping, travel arrangements, phone
messages), art handling and transport, and other errands as
needed. Knowledge of digital photography/video/computer/tech
troubleshooting is a plus. Top benefits include: competitive
hourly pay, health insurance, year-round housing in a spacious
three bedroom farmhouse with fenced-in yard, summers in Maine,
and frequent travel to New York and Florida. Must have excellent
professional references and flexible schedule. This is an ideal
position for a respectful and hardworking individual or young
couple. To inquire, please submit your cover letter, resume, and
at least three professional references via fax to

BEAUTIFUL PIKE COUNTY, Pennsylvania wildlife preserve has an
immediate need for full time husband and wife caretakers to
reside on and maintain an extensive property and a main
residence. Qualified couples will be skilled in mechanical
repair, carpentry and general maintenance of buildings and
grounds as well as forestry. The qualified couple will reside in
an idyllic environment and have the opportunity to care for and
protect a primitive and pristine natural area. Occasional cooking
for owners and guests as well as regular housekeeping at main
residence will also be required. This position offers excellent
compensation within the framework of an annual services contract
and will include the free use of a private caretaker residence on
the property. Other benefits include health insurance coverage
and free utilities. Applicants should currently reside in the
northeastern PA, southeastern NY or the northern NJ area. For
immediate consideration please email your application along with
personal and professional references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL TIME CARETAKER needed for a private fishing club in
northeast Pennsylvania. Qualified caretakers will reside on and
maintain an extensive property and be skilled in mechanical
repair, carpentry and general maintenance of buildings and
grounds as well as forestry. Occasional cooking for members and
guests as well as regular housekeeping will also be required.
This position offers excellent compensation within the framework
of an annual services contract and will include the free use of a
private caretaker residence on the property. Other benefits
include health insurance coverage and free utilities. For
immediate consideration, please mail your resume along with
personal and professional references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Angus, Scotland for various time periods:
starting April 17th - 25th, then also in July/August and
October/November 2009. I live in a nice small town, with lots of
amenities. I have a pleasant home, with one cat, so you must take
care of my cat while I am away. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


NEED SOMEONE to look after out house and take care of the lawn in
Easley, SC. This is a long-term position. Please contact us at

CARETAKER needed to help my Dad with his personal and household
needs. This position requires only two hours daily, three - four
days per week. Please mail a letter of interest and references to


WORK EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY. We live in a farmhouse with two
hectares of land in Asturias, in Northern Spain. We have four to
six donkeys and six to nine dogs, as we are volunteers for the
local dog shelter and the donkey sanctuary nearby. We have a
vegetable garden, apple trees and many other trees. This area is
a great area for hiking. You can step out of the house and you
are in the woods. We are also near the Picos de Europa, a range
of mountains also called the Peaks of Europe. We speak English,
Dutch, Spanish, German and a little French. The work here is
never ending of course - anything ranging from helping with the
donkeys or the dogs, to cooking and cleaning, working in the
garden, cutting fire wood, fencing, etc. Our accommodations are a
large spare room and a garden for camping. For more information,


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Lakeway for multiple resort condos. Must
travel light and be ready to move quickly when given notice from
house to house. Must keep houses clean and ready for vacationing
guests. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RETIRED COUPLE needed to housesit an Estate Home from September
12 – October 30, 2009. Must be experienced with large dogs.
Duties include: feeding wildlife, water lawn/plants, and sort
mail. Must be healthy, outdoorsy, and like the rural Texas Hill
Country. Please email references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

RV HOSTS needed in San Antonio. We are a 21 site, full RV hook
up, with 20 water only sites, on 100 acres on the Medina River in
San Antonio. We are city close, and close to Lackland Air Force
Base and Kelly Air Force Base, and Wolford Hall, and country
quiet with fishing and hiking, but still only 15 miles to the
Alamo and the River Walk. We need two RVers to clean the
clubhouse and for light landscaping duties starting now until the
fall. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can learn more at

HELP WANTED! Caretaker needed at a private camp outside of
Boerne. Must maintain grounds, pool, facilities, and equipment,
and have experience in light plumbing, electrical, and carpentry.
Compensation plus tools, living quarters, utilities, car
allowance and phone provided. Please fax your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PARK HOST and maintenance help needed at Waco Lake starting in
April and thereafter, for a six month term. We need a volunteer
(or a couple) to help with park maintenance including painting,
cutting trees (chainsaw), and carpentry. No cleaning of restrooms
is necessary. Volunteers work 20 hours each week and in return,
we offer a campsite with sewer hook-up, electric and water
hookups at no cost. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SELF STORAGE FACILITY in Abilene is hiring an on-site manager,
couple/team, to live on-site in a three bedroom home. Share
office/facility management responsibilities in exchange for rent
and utilities. This position is ideal for a stay-at-home parent
with a working spouse. Must be a self starter and good with
people. Sales or office experience is a plus. Please mail your
resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ON CALL HOUSESITTER needed for a Hill Country home in a beautiful
setting on a creek. Must be experienced with large dogs. Duties
include: feeding wildlife, water lawn/plants, and sorting mail.
Must be healthy, and outdoorsy, and like the Hill Country. Please
email your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


INNKEEPER/MANAGERS WANTED: Couple with an outgoing personality
and guest relations skills to manage all phases of operating this
busy five room Inn at scenic Zion National Park, Utah.
Responsibilities include breakfast preparation, customer service,
reservations, and minor maintenance, repair, and landscaping.
Must have organizational skills, basic computer knowledge, basic
repair/maintenance skills and the willingness to do what it takes
to keep this popular Inn running smoothly. Innkeeping / property
management experience preferred. Non-smoking, drug free, no kids.
Minimum nine month contract. Housing and modest stipend provided.
Available immediately. Please email your resume/work history to

MOTEL MANAGER needed for a small 12 room Motel in downtown
Tremonton. Duties include operating and managing the Motel. Hours
are 3 - 12 every day. (one - two days off per week). This is a
live in position. Honesty a must! Non smoking a must. If any part
of you exudes dishonesty, you will be immediately rejected. This
is a great job for a student or a young couple. To apply, please
mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed for a private trout club in
Bridgewater, VT. This is a half-year position (mid-April through
October). Duties include: facilities’ maintenance, lawn
mowing, property maintenance, small repairs and upkeep, room
rentals and helping members. A salary plus free cabin and
utilities will be provided. To apply, please mail a letter with


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES are available for a two month minimum
period at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, home of the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are located on 200 acres of rolling
green hills and valleys nestled in the highlands of the northwest
corner of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We are a short
hike away from the Annaly Bay tide pools, Sunset Beach, and
centuries old sugar mill ruins. Permaculture design principals
have been incorporated throughout the property with an emphasis
on sustainable agriculture and sustainable building techniques.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is the only farm enterprise in the world
that is USDA Certified Organic and Green Globe Certified. We are
maintaining and harvesting our fruit forests, native trees, and
bamboo lots. Additionally, we strive to add value to our produce
by making fruit wines, herbal products, dehydrating fruits,
canning, and making sauces. We also house chickens, rabbits,
sheep, and bees to utilize their products in our fresh farm
foods. The centerpiece of our farm is the large Community Center
which houses our communal kitchen, library, computer lab, and
learning center. This beautiful building was constructed using
sustainably harvested timber from Guyana that our Master
Carpenter personally inspected prior to purchase and import. The
well equipped bath house has three showers (with hot water) and
four flushing toilets (we also have composting toilets near our
cabanas). We pride ourselves on the incorporation of sustainable
systems, thus our farm is completely off the grid with full solar
power, wi-fi internet capabilities, and filtered well-water and
water catchment systems. Please contact Nate at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Accommodations on the farm range from
camping and simple shacks, to quaint cabanas. Island activities
include sailing, hiking, snorkeling, diving, horseback riding,
surfing, kite-surfing, and cultural exploration. We allow no pets
or children. We can accommodate any diet, just be prepared to
witness farm freshness at its best. I look forward to hearing
back from you.

WE ARE A SMALL Caribbean eco-camp located in the hills of St.
Croix. We often have needs for a few volunteers with skills such
as vegetable and horticulture, grounds care, basic farm skills,
small engine/vehicle repairs, tractor and chain saw work, saw
mill operations, camp-construction and maintenance, carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, painting, cleaner-uppers, customer
relations, home school teachers, and horse help. 35 - 40 hours
per week flexible schedule. Minimum 12 - 16 weeks. Must be
physically strong and healthy, good appearance and personality,
like physical work, clean life-style, friendly, no heavy
drinkers. Small food stipend possible if a good match and longer
commitment offered. Living quarters are in a comfortable wall
tent. Helpers do their own food preps. We’re a quiet family
camp so we need people who are independent, motivated and show
initiative to help wherever with whatever. Must be comfortable
working alone. Our island and camp is multi-cultural, and gay
friendly. Please send your resume and references to


HOUSESITTER needed in the Washington, D.C. area (June 15 - July
18). Maintain a five acre estate with pool. Access to cultural
diversions in the Nation's Capitol:  shows, museums, monuments,
etc. Modest stipend; part-time jobs abound nearby for additional
income if desired. Applicant must be single, non-smoking, without
children/pets. References required. Please reply to

MANAGERS/RESIDENT needed. We are currently seeking a dependable,
two person team (this opportunity is ideal for, but not limited
to, married couples) to operate a Self Storage facility in a
DC/Maryland suburb. Sales, bookkeeping, collections, maintenance,
and computer experience helpful. Will train. Salary and monthly
bonus as well as excellent benefits, including housing with
utilities and group health and dental insurance plans. Please
send two resumes (one for each team member) with business
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

are seeking an active, kind person who loves children to help our
PDD son in his everyday activities, from eating to schoolwork,
gardening, and swimming! We need thirty hours a week from you,
with more hours possible. You will receive room, health club
membership, and salary. No vices, scents, or pets please.
Background check required. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/CAT-SITTER needed in Okanogan, WA. Rural small town
life.  Duties include maintenance of household and landscape.
Separate apartment and gardening space available. Equality,
diversity valued. Singles preferred. Long-term. Please call

FUN CARETAKER needed in Tenino (it’s near Olympia). We need
a skillful live-in caretaker for a small property of eight
houses. It is located on 17 acres on Highway 507 and is part of a
fun and friendly community. The work will involve regular
maintenance, occasional landscaping and gardening and repairs as
needed anywhere from 10 to 20 hours per week depending on the
season. All this is offered in exchange for a free studio on the
property and all utilities paid. There is also a very large shop
full of machinery, gadgets and tools for someone with the desire
to work, play and create, whether in wood, metal or ceramics.
Main duties would be painting, repairing porches, mowing lawns,
groundskeeping, orchard upkeep and maintenance of diesel
tractors. Skill and experience in these areas is a plus and a
positive attitude is a bonus. In this community, we frequently
have cookouts, bonfires and get togethers, play games, make apple
cider and generally watch out for each other. On the property we
have many fruit trees plus places to have a private picnic by the
stream. There are also several fire pits where we enjoy bonfires
under the starry sky and an organic garden that needs some love.
It is a place where you have the space to roam and explore and
the desire to enjoy and improve. A place where you have privacy,
but where you also have friends. Successful application requires
a full background check, criminal history and credit check.
Indoor smoking and pets are not allowed. Satellite TV and high
speed internet are available, as well as extra storage for boats,
camper etc. We are looking forward to learn more about you, your
skills and ingenuity and your humor! Join us for an interesting
mixture of scenic location, natural setting and small community
living! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CAMP CARETAKER to act as camp host and perform general
maintenance duties at a campground on the shores of beautiful
Lake Roosevelt from June 13 through September 7, 2009. Pay is
$3,000 for the season. Free power and propane provided. Must have
your own lodging. Please send resume and letter of interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Serious inquiries only, please.

AN ORGANIC FARMSTEAD offers room and partial board in Aberdeen,
WA for a full-time caretaker/handyperson/pet-sitter. Separate
small guest cottage with sleeping loft provided; shared kitchen,
bathroom and organic meals with main house. The ideal candidate
has organic gardening knowledge, a way and experience with
animals/livestock, is handy at fixing things and proactive with
problem solving, is excited about living simply and in community,
open, honest, a good communicator and has a healthy work ethic.
Unfortunately we have no room for more animals, nor are we open
to smokers, any addictions, drama or TV. A few hours of work per
day during the week and pet sitting is all we ask and help with
projects on Saturdays. As a part of the farmstead we all share in
the making and partaking of organic meals, basic household
beautification and upkeep, grounds upkeep, gardening, and
animal/livestock care. Position is available immediately, and we
have some flexibility with starting date. Would like to have
someone on board ASAP who's willing to make a 6-month to a year
commitment. Please email if you are seriously interested and
would like more information. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


May 1 through November 30, 2009 at Sutton Lake. Volunteers will
perform various light duty maintenance work to include: assist
with spring clean-up, cleaning facilities, litter pick-up,
painting, staining; light carpentry, mowing and maintaining
campground areas, conducting comment card surveys, pick up litter
throughout the project and debris along the shoreline; clean
grills; maintain bulletin boards; and other light maintenance
duties. Volunteers are required to provide 20 hours per week
service in exchange for a free campsite with electric hookup.

CARETAKER WANTED at an Eco-Friendly Mountain Lodge/Campground in
the Mt. Storm, WV area. Details are at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Please email your updated resume/references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This position is available immediately -
six months to years. A virtual tour of the Lodge/Campground is
available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For questions, please call


HOUSE/PET SITTER WANTED from 8/2 - 9/10/09. Spend a free month in
the beautiful north woods of Wisconsin in a newer two bedroom
home in exchange for watching our two dogs and one cat. Lots of
lakes and rivers nearby. Please call or email for details

FULL TIME LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a young woman. To apply,
please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL needed to assist in the management of a
six-cabin lakeside resort from mid-May to mid-October. Located
next to a scenic wilderness area famous for its pristine lakes
and old growth forest. Great canoeing, kayaking, hiking and
fishing. Duties include registration and care of guests and
cleaning and preparing cabins in-between guests. Approximately 20
hours per week in exchange for a private cabin and small stipend.
Opportunities for extra income depending on your handyman skills.


Extra-ordinary service for not so ordinary people.
Experienced professional seeks caretaking position. Ability to
coordinate and implement the following tasks: concierge, personal
assistant, cooking, floral/event design, pet and garden
maintenance. Easy going, people person. Able to travel. Please

Male, 28 years old, non-smoker, from R.I., geographically
flexible. Looking for a live-in opportunity where I can work on
and learn more hands on skills (I.E. carpentry, gardening, etc.)
in an enjoyable, less-structured environment.CPR and First aid
certified. Resume and references available on request. Please

Energetic retired couple looking for property caretaking
position in West Maui, Hawaii. Highly responsible with excellent
work ethics and outstanding references. Skilled in construction,
landscaping, and home maintenance. Please contact

Everyone deserves to be all they can be! With my
assistance, this is a possibility for you or your loved one. I
just returned from three years in Costa Rica where it was my
privilege to care for someone who had a closed head injury. I am
a compassionate, caring, energetic and a self-motivated person
dedicated to providing quality of living through nutritional
meals, socialization, respect, and consideration, full household
management/caretaking and pet care available with competence,
confidentiality and integrity. Please email

60-year-old male, non-smoker with technical/handyman
skills, available for caretaking/house-sitting in Tucson, AZ.
Very neat, organized and responsible. Former pilot/flight
instructor; software test engineer; welder. Please call

Lawrence, Kansas - Career oriented young couple, (Medical
field) seeking long term housesitting or caretaking position with
minimal duties in the Lawrence area of Kansas. Can give on site
security to your home, vacation home, or business. Starting date
8-1-09. Please contact Natasha at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

64-year-old CNA live-in caregiver available to help
seniors live in their home. Please call (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,

Former Los Angeles Times copy editor, Wall Street Journal
writer and Washington Post special sections publisher Steven
Golob seeks to return to L.A. as a caretaker. (Clippings from
preceding, with Steven's byline, available.) Now single, 65 and
retired, Steven is not looking for a job but will care for pets,
forward mail, provide email updates and other chores. He has
housesitting experience, with references from same. Also, he
doesn't smoke, drink, do drugs or throw parties. He can be

Mature Home/Pet Owner and calm, pet loving child available
June-August to house/petsit in the eastern USA. Close proximity
to sea or mountains desired. Experienced with special pet diets.
Will provide references. Please call Carrie at

Huge backyard needed in NE Albuquerque, NM. Two dogs
looking for a fenced grassy area to play Frisbee and ball once or
twice a day in exchange for light caretaking duties. Please email

Job offer as
housesitting/house-checker/housecleaner/petsitting animal and
plants lovers, mother and daughter working together, no worries
while you are away! Please call us today! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker/property manager seeking part/full-time position
in southeastern Massachusetts. 5+ years experience with elderly
and familiar with: waterfront property-grounds-pools-structures
boats-great with dogs. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dog Lover, Animal Rights Advocate for 35 years, well known
and respected by national humane organizations. Upscale New York
lady, well educated, non smoker, non drinker, will dog sit for
upscale family. Protecting and caring for your pets and premises,
is my only priority. Living arrangements and compensation can be
discussed. Must bring my 20 pound, two-year-old mixed breed dog.

Single, Mature, Earth Mother Non-smoker, light drinker
seeks paid housesitting, caretaking position [6 - 12 months] East
Coast, SE or SW. Reflexologist, Aroma therapist, Willing to cook,
clean, garden, drive, animal/people/elder care. Available ASAP.
Please call (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Alaska: Two middle-age females seeking caretaking or
managerial position for private remote home, lodge or retreat
center in Southern Alaska, south of Juneau. Twenty years
experience; excellent references; previous Alaska experience;
love living near wilderness; have many skills to offer in
service. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Senior Manager seeks Estate or Project Management -
Qualified General Manager and Landscape, Golf Course Manager.
American Society of Landscape Architects (A.S.L.A.) Award winner
for Resort Golf Course/Landscape
Development/Construction/Maintenance. 35+ years, including
tropical experience, both internationally and stateside. A
diversified range for scope of services. Excellent references.
For further information, contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Small family seeking caretaker position in Santa Cruz (CA)
– preferably Bonny Doon/Swanton/Pescadero. Wide spectrum of
combined outdoor-indoor-construction-administrative skills for
complete home-property-animal-family care. Excellent local
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Student studying garden design seeks housesitting
opportunity or guest house rental in London, England from
August or September 2009 through March or April 2010. Clean,
dependable, responsible, smart and non-smoker. References
available. Please contact Bryan, at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

Energetic couple seeks possible long term caretaking
position near Fort Collins, Colorado. He has five years
experience caretaking "off the grid", and she is an
equine vet tech bound for veterinary school. Together we can
manage your property inside and out. Excellent references and
resumes available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to find
out what we have to offer.

Single, responsible, highly organized and efficient
48-year-old woman seeks year-round, live-in position on the North
Fork of Long Island or Shelter Island, NY. Looking forward to
helping you care for your home, animals, garden (including light
landscaping and/or planting an organic kitchen garden) and run
your errands. I have no pets or children; I do have a vehicle and
good driving record. References available. Please email

Caretaker/ Property Manager Position Wanted. For the past
10-years I have acted as Operations Manager for a condominium
development company in Austin Texas. As such, I was responsible
for managing all aspects of multiple, complex projects. This was
accomplished through my thorough understanding of Construction
and Maintenance Related Practices, Methodologies, Materials,
Tools and Equipment. Prior to this position, I was Director of
Site Development (4-years) for a large insurance and human
resource management company. My duties not only included
traditional commercial property management, but also required I
play a key role in the re-design and build-out of new or existing
commercials spaces as the company grew and expanded into new
markets. I assumed the Director of Site Development after having
spent the previous 8-years as Property Manager, recruited to
develop and maintain all facilities on a 2,000 acre campus
outside Santa Fe. The facilities included 12 buildings comprised
of living quarters for a full-time staff of 40 and approximately
100 guests for each conference, a restaurant for guests, a
cafeteria for employees, classrooms, audio-video production
facilities,  pool, tennis courts and stable facility. Prior to
this engagement, I managed a 10,000 acre cattle operation in
Central New Mexico and was responsible for all maintenance
aspects of a working ranch. My duties included range management,
herd health and productivity, building repairs, fence
maintenance, water allocation and distribution, and just about
any other activity related to the successful operation of a
ranch. I am seeking a position that would utilize my knowledge,
skills and abilities as outlined above and believe I would be a
valuable asset to your operation (ranch, resort, lodge,
cabins…?). I would require housing and a salary
(negotiable) and am prepared to re-locate to any of the western
states, and would be available full time beginning May 1, 2009.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX should you wish to begin a
dialog. Thanks you for your consideration.

A culinary spa at home or on vacation?  Natural food
cooking school founder and health advocate will prepare
nutritious gourmet meals for single or couple at home or on
vacation. Janet, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I am a mature woman looking for a house sitting job in
(preferably) an ocean side town this summer after May 8th. I am
available all summer. Have vehicle. I have references and am
willing to work hard. Please contact me at

Experienced Animal Caregiver seeks Live-In Caretaker
position in U.S or abroad on farm, animal preserve or at private
residence. Salary required. I am an energetic, hard-working,
responsible fit female who is passionate about nature and
animals. For more information, please email me at

Michigan: Professional Experienced Caretaker
(animal/nature lover) home, pet/wildlife care/rescue.
Property management/supervisor, maintenance, security. Bonded,
references, and uniformed. Desires a friendly permanent rural
position. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit

Organic farmer seeks a caretaker position growing organic
vegetables and wheatgrass. I live a healthy lifestyle, also
experienced in massage, exercise and off the grid living. Please

No salary required!  Multi-talented single mum of young
adult seeking long-term caretaker/security or apartment manager
position.  For info on skills, experience and references:

Mature, professional couple, recently completed five years
as Bed and Breakfast Lodge managers in the Rockies. Seeking
another management or home caretaking position in a warmer
climate. Desire living quarters, and salary. Excellent
references, and resume available. Please contact

Property Caretaker/Estate Management Couple Available.
Well diversified in executive estate and private property needs
including computer/office skills, staffing management, personal
attention, gardening, tree and lawn care, operation of tractors
and snow equipment, advanced equine skills, domestic and farm
animal care, pools, spas, tennis courts, watercraft. Excellent
references and solid work history. Clean background and driving
record. Presently in California but willing to relocate. Please
email with employment information for resume to

Professional couple seeks opportunity to manage household
or private estate. Would also entertain high-end vacation resort
or B&B management position. Possess strong work ethics and
communication skills along with service-oriented attitude.
Capable of motivating and maintaining staff. Over ten years
experience managing all aspects of property management. We are
endeavoring to fill a position that is a good fit with efficient
and business-like relations. We have verifiable references,
current passports, clean driving records and can pass background
check. For additional particulars, please contact

Single woman looking for long-term caretaking/personal
assistant position. Offering a wide range of skills including
office (MS Office and Mac graphics software), pets,
children’s education, house and garden care. Non-smoker,
healthy, excellent driver, graphic designer. Excellent references
available. In exchange for private quarters, utilities, internet,
and negotiable salary. Would like to leave these Idaho winters.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Experienced Couple has teamed up with 30 plus years
hospitality and culinary experience. Available for short or
extended term Inn keeping and home caring operations in English
speaking countries. Shared we have seven years successful B&B
experience in high occupancy area and over five years corporate
retreat experience as on site manager and chef. Also, both former
owners and operators of a catering concern in Vail, CO and a
fifty seat restaurant in Milan, Italy.
Resumes/CV's/References/BI's upon request. Terms private.  Please

Hire a private driver for a day or far away. My vehicle,
take you one way or round trip. Help connect with a relative. Be
your tour guide. Make a delivery. Your pet is also welcome. For
details please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A resourceful, honest and hardworking couple. We have
owned a home for seven years and understand the responsibility
and love for a home. We are professionals (teacher and massage
therapist) and familiar with everything from organizing to
cleaning, and yard work to gardening. We are seeking extended
time in an island / ocean setting to focus on our creativity.
References upon request. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Middle aged Canadian male available to care for your
property, home, pets and peace of mind while you're gone on
business or vacation. Certified diving instructor, massage
therapist, landscape gardener and cook would be a positive plus
to have in your employ. Hard working, non drinker or smoker who
is trust worthy and honest with impeccable references. Single,
mobile and available to travel internationally. Please contact

Trust equals peace of mind/Caretaker Position Wanted.
Healthy, mature gentleman looking to serve in multi-functional
capacity with those who appreciate the value of balance, safety,
authenticity, hands on intervention, and practicality. New
England area. Looking for a good fit, open to all inquiries.

Single White Christian Male, 60’s. Young retired
U.S. Air Force. 5’ 10”, 170 lbs, easygoing. Would
like to meet actively health-conscious slender single female to
share mountain hiking to 50’s dancing. Canoe fishing,
travel, and collecting herbs. Nonsmoking/drinking. Can team up to
do rural to backcountry caretaking on or off grid, jack- of- all-
trades. Or just retire, do our own thing. Must freely share ideas
and interests. Please call John at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

We are two English sisters in our 50's. Missionaries for
30 years. Needing a settled situation for writing. Were looking
for a long-term property caretaking/ housesitting commitment,
with or without some hours of work, in San Diego (Los Angeles
also considered). We are very healthy, honest, respectful of
property, clean and flexible, with good people skills. Security
officer background checked, with excellent personal references.
We are life-long animal lovers and they love us. We will nurture
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