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THIS IS OUR 183rd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                            Volume 31, Number

May/June 2013                               ISSN 1074-3642


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 31 states
and 15 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Dennis Manz – Property caretaker specializing in remote and
challenging environments 
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are
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BE PART OF THIS BEAUTIFUL resort setting on the Kenai Peninsula
in Alaska. Looking for an energetic, self-starting, financially
secure, outgoing, retired couple with own income to enjoy the
Alaska experience. Best applicants will be detailed, organized,
non-smokers, light to non-drinkers and eager to assist in
maintaining and renting six beautiful cabins within walking
distance to the famous Kenai River near Soldotna. Duties include,
but not limited to, greeting guests as they check in and out,
interacting with guests, problem solving, cleaning cabins, ground
maintenance, staining cabins, minor repairs, stacking firewood,
building the evening fire pit, raking leaves, mowing grass,
weeding, and be able to bend, stoop, carry, lift, etc. Handyman
skills a plus. Will provide an RV hookup with sewer, water and
electricity plus $300 month stipend and an additional bonus of $8
for each cabin cleaned. Time to fish and enjoy Alaska. Need to
have this position filled from May 15th to September 15th. $500
end-of-season bonus. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSE CARETAKER/PETSITTER needed in Dillingham ASAP through
mid-August. Seeking a mature, responsible, non-smoking petsitter
without any pets of your own. You can stay here rent-free in my
home in exchange for pet care. You would have the use of my one
bedroom home, with living room, kitchen, bath, and large deck. I
have propane heat. My home is 1,000 feet off the main road in the
woods, so it is a very private location. You will need to walk my
Labrador Retriever at least three times daily, and stay with the
dog most of the time you are here. He is a very friendly dog! As
a petstter, you must be prepared to put the animal’s needs
first. The climate is very cold at this time of year, so please
keep that in mind when applying. You can have access to my
computer/internet; and we can negotiate partial payment of
utilities. For more details, please contact Jack by emailing 

HELP NEEDED. Currently I operate a "mini farm" with two
goats, 10 ducks, two geese, three dogs and two cats! I need help
with snow removal, fence maintenance, composting, food
processing, put windows into the goat house, get a compost bin
built, fix the goat house and fix the duck house up or build new,
care for goats, ducks geese, dogs and cats and general
organizing, house cleaning and up keep are especially needed. I
need to get my winter wood in as well. I also have a vermicompost
started and need to get a system designed so they can overwinter.
Interested? It is the most beautiful place and so many
opportunities here. You will never want to leave! Please call

ALASKAN OPPORTUNITY awaits a high energy couple or two singles.
General maintenance and farm projects on an amazing 600 acre
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX homestead. 'High tunnel' garden
planting, berry patches, maintain small orchard, lawns, flower
beds. Gather wood, coal. Building projects galore; cabins, sheds,
shop. Person experienced with farm equipment, chainsaw, and
carpentry tools, preferred. You will have a place to live and
basic foods. You can learn wild food harvesting, fishing, food
preservation (drying, smoking, canning, and freezing). Negotiable
wage for over 30 hours/week. Also separate maid service/PR
position for vacation rental (sleeps 10) and small on-site
museum. Board, basic foods and 10% of bookings. Other jobs also
available in the neighborhood. For more info, please call

SPEND A YEAR AT A FLY-IN Paradise! Beautiful remote off grid
lodge/retreat seeks a compatible couple to caretake. Needed May
15th - September 1st to train and to become familiar with the
area and tasks. In September remain solely in charge throughout
the winter, especially during April 2014 when yearly fuel is
delivered. Must be financially secure, have your own health
insurance and be looking for the adventure of a lifetime. Room,
board and in-flight from Fairbanks provided. Must be familiar
with basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, small engines, off
road vehicles and computers. Basic understanding of off-grid
systems (generators, inverters, and battery systems) extremely
helpful. Must possess wilderness survival skills including first
aid and have a good positive mental outlook to endure isolation.
The nearest neighbor is 50 miles away – by air.
Self-motivation is essential, as well as the ability to follow
instructions. Applicants must have neat, orderly personal and
work habits in caring for this property. Hobbies useful. No
health or dietary constraints, non-smoking, without alcohol or
drug problems and be in physically fit condition (a background
check will be required). Owners to come and go as needed.
Recompense for September - May to be discussed depending on
skills. Please respond to the following email:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further info and please include a
full resume and references.


You sent an email update for a job that we responded to and got
the job. We have been here since last May. The job is going well.
Without the Gazette, we would not have found this opportunity, so
we thank you very much. We will certainly be renewing our
subscription when we are ready to find our next caretaker
opportunity through the Gazette. C. and J. M.  Port Leyden, NY   

Carl and Janine, that’s great news! Please let us know how
it works out and if we can do a Caretaker Profile story about
your experiences there in a future issue of the Gazette.

Gary, I just wanted to give you an update on my help-wanted ad
responses as I am quite pleased. I only received two calls,
however they were quality calls and one looks like quite a good
fit for my arrangement. The subscribers are quite qualified and
serious and I am thrilled that I placed my help-wanted ad with
you! You can use this as a testimonial. Sincerely, J. S., Tampa,

Jill, I’m glad to read that you received serious, qualified
responses to your help-wanted ad that ran in the Gazette. If you
find that you need to rerun and update your ad, please let us
know and we’ll be happy to publish your ad in a future

Dear Dunn Family, I've been subscribing to, reading and enjoying
The Caretaker Gazette since sometime around 1998 (maybe even
1997?). I applied for a position that was placed in your
publication back in 1999, and by 2000, I had been accepted by the
property owner as his selected choice to be his property
caretaker. He went through "MANY" applications for this
positions before finally narrowing his selection down to two
potential candidates. "I won!" That was over a decade
ago! The property was sold last year to new owners who have
generously allowed me to continue on as the resident property
caretaker/security guard. As long as I have lived here, I have
paid no rent, and I've been blessed to live on the property as if
I own it! I can do anything I would do if it were mine, including
the building of my own home! I also have the freedom to run my
own small self-employed business as a handyman and building and
grounds maintenance man. Thank you for making this happen through
your awesome publication. Thank you Caretaker Gazette!  J. H., O
Brien, OR

Thanks for your letter and for sharing your wonderful experiences
as a property caretaker, John. We're glad that The Caretaker
Gazette played a role in helping you to achieve your great
lifestyle. Please spread the good word about the Gazette!

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

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

The Caretaker Gazette
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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
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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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PATAGONIA CALLING! Personal assistant, caregiver and companion
needed in the Andes of Northern Patagonia for a 64-year-old woman
with Multiple Sclerosis. I need a commitment of a minimum of one
month, the longer the better. I am an artist and an experienced
horsewoman. I believe in the healing power of creativity, as well
as the love of nature and her creatures. My ranch is located in a
non-touristic part of Patagonia, nestled in the foothills of the
Andes, in the heart of the real Gaucho culture. This is not a
salaried position, as it is a volunteer opportunity. In exchange
for basic food and housing, you will be my personal assistant.
Duties include, but are not limited to: personal care, occasional
housekeeping and cooking, helping me get around, administrative
work, help with my MS challenges, occasional help with the
horses. It is important that we enjoy each other’s company.
This is not always an easy position, but it is life changing.
Free time to be arranged as needed and wanted. You should have a
mastery of English; Spanish would be a major plus, basic computer
skills, a driver’s license, and the ability to drive a
manual/stick-shift truck. Please see my web site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Also visit the website for the
family-owned estancia at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a visual
representation of the surrounding area near El Huecu. Please
email a description of why you are interested, something about
yourself, and a photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you
for your interest.


HELP NEEDED. Homeowners in South Bisbee have lived here on land
leased from a mining company for 100 years but our leases have
been summarily terminated so we have to leave by June 2, 2013.
I'm 67 and single and need help downsizing from my house and
outbuildings and campground into three travel trailers. I've been
a university science teacher, recycler, farmer, crafts person,
and a builder, furniture maker, toymaker, etc here in this
mountain tourist town for almost 40 years and will retire and
travel... need help finishing assorted craft projects, taking
apart and selling off outbuildings, carrying around potted
plants, and selling boxes of accumulated stuff in monthly estate
sales. Useful skills would be video tech, furniture construction
(power tools), toy making, nature crafts, painting rugs, filling
dumpsters, feeding chickens, and watering plants. I now live in a
travel trailer. You would live in the furnished house or an RV in
exchange for three hours work/day until I/we finish up another
travel trailer. Public transportation is just a short walk away.
Will have a video up as soon as I get a battery for my camcorder.
Run a search on Bisbee and you'll know why I've settled and
wintered and meant to retire here! Please tell me about yourself
and why you would be interested in helping me by writing to 

CARETAKERS WANTED for an 18 acre "John Wayne" style
ranch in southern AZ. "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" is
nestled amongst gentle rolling hills covered with magnificent
mesquite trees near Arivaca, AZ. Duties include gardening,
grounds keeping, and general maintenance along with caring for
three dogs, one cat, and a talking parrot. The interior of the
house must be maintained in pristine condition for realtor
showings. Approximately 20 to 30 hours of work per week in
exchange for free rent in the ranch headquarters main house,
approximately 2,000 sq. ft., furnished. Two bedrooms, three
baths, office and great room. House has a 7KW solar system which
covers 50% of electric bill. Raised bed for growing your own
veggies, irrigated water provided by well. Private secluded
living yet close to amenities and easy access. Pictures available
upon request. The start date will be April 15th, 2013 (or a
little after). Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND WANTED in the Phoenix area June 2013. Active retiree -
must be a trustworthy, responsible, quiet, stay-at-home, animal
lover. No smoking/drinking/drugs - live in a trailer in exchange
for ranch chores 24/7. Background check and references required.

HOBBY POULTRY FARM AND GARDENS near Tucson needs help from a
responsible individual. Small furnished guest room with
minimalist kitchen. Utilities, Internet, provided. Applicant
should be handy, conservation minded and willing to live simply
and sustainably. Non-smoker drug and fragrance-free, no pets.

RANCH HANDS NEEDED for branding and gather in northeastern
Arizona for three to five weeks. Please send your resume and

CARETAKER(S) needed intermittently for a 40 acre isolated
off-the-grid farm with alpacas and other animals in northern
Arizona. Own living space preferred; ideal for RVers. Will
consider long-term arrangements. No salary provided, but other
compensation possible. References required. Please text


by a committee of volunteers to service a facility for the rural
community. We are seeking expressions of interest for this
caretaker position. The caretaker will be responsible for the
grounds and building maintenance cleaning and other general
duties. Residence in lieu of 20 hours per week, available with
commencement. Would be suitable for a semi or retired couple. A
short order cook would be an advantage. References, criminal
history check and Ochre card required. For further info and
position descriptions please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thank you.

CARETAKER/MANAGER needed in Tweed Heads South, NSW. We are
seeking a live-in couple to manage a well-established self
storage complex. This position requires a positive attitude,
customer focus, handy maintenance skills, and basic computer
skills. This would be suitable for a pensioner couple. To apply,

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Brisbane South. A two bedroom unit,
with electricity and phone will be provided in return for
approximately 10 hours of book work each week. This may be
suitable as a second job for the caretaker. We will train. ID
needed. Please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a large property in the Finley Area
of NSW. We require a mature couple for our live-on, farm
caretaking position. Duties will include the beautification and
maintenance of extensive lawns and gardens surrounding the main
house, weed control on adjacent areas, observing possible on-farm
issues such as burst water pipes, etc. Basic cleaning of several
houses amenities and offices, and having good communication with
the owner who lives away from the farm is essential. The couple
needs to be competent in the varying climate and able to use all
farm equipment, including light trucks, tractors and ride on
mowers. Accommodation is provided along with all utilities, an
on-farm vehicle and phone. Remuneration is to be negotiated with
the suitable applicants which can be tailored to suit an
individual’s need. Please make your application to
CARETAKER/MANAGER needed. This opportunity is available for a
couple. We are located 90kms east of Cloncurry, in Gulf Country,
Queensland. Duties include all facets of cattle work with mostly
bikes and general maintenance on two properties. Grader and
Loader experience would be an advantage. There is no local school
available. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ANIMAL AND HOUSESITTERS NEEDED in the Wilmington, SA area. We are
the proud owners of a small property in the Southern Flinders
Ranges. We are setting up a yabbie farm with a veggie garden,
fruit orchard, a few sheep, two sheep dogs and lot of wild life
(birds, kangaroos and emus). We are dependent on solar and a
generator and we have a wood stove. If you like the quiet basic
living outdoors, amazing sunrises and sunsets and picturesque
views, then give us a ring. This place could be all yours for two
to three months starting this May. For more information please

CARETAKER REQUIRED from August 22 until October 2, 2013 for our
300 acre property at Gooram, 15 minutes from Euroa, Victoria
(approximately 160 km north of Melbourne). We have some cattle,
sheep, alpaca and two dogs, along with a comfortable four
bedroom, centrally heated house with a large garden. For more
information, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTERS WANTED. Experience a tropical lifestyle in southern
Belize. The property is bordered by rainforests in the center of
Maya culture. Caretake a self-sufficient owner built homestead.
Electricity from the sun. Biogas is from organic materials. Enjoy
cosmically charged rainwater and unpolluted, energy packed
rainforest air. Taste a different tropical fruit each week. Stuff
yourself with organically grown veggies. Make natural perfume
from ylang-ylang petals. Prefer a mature, responsible, drug-free,
non-smoking couple or two adults. A minimum commitment of five
weeks anytime from April through November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties, as
of this date, will be the care and feeding of one cat, six dogs,
fish tanks, vermiculture, watering young plants and minor
maintenance. For additional information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For photos, please visit 


caretakers. References required. You will have flexible hours,
and a motor home, water and propane will be provided with a small
stipend. Prefer a retired person; couples are OK. Flexible
schedules are possible. You will need a high clearance vehicle
and love of roughing it! Please email 

DOG/HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home in Dorris, CA (on the
California/Oregon border) from around May 1 through August 15. We
have three dogs that will need some tender care. Our property has
a two bedroom cottage, separate from our main house, which
includes an attached bathroom. We have had a few bad experiences
with housesitters in the past and therefore require someone
trustworthy and with good references. As specified, the dates
required are flexible and we will work our affairs around finding
the right person or couple to care for our house and dogs. Please
email Jim at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

BEAUTIFUL KLAMATH RIVER property in northern California seeks
caretaker or business partner. Carpentry, plumbing, permaculture
and/or orchard skills a plus. Riverfront, fruit orchard,
garden/farm space, rafting, swimming, telephone, DSL. You can see
photos at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. For more info, please send

you have references please contact us. We live on a four acre
homestead and flower farm. We also grow our veggies. Volunteers
have a bedroom, bath and meals provided. You are asked to work 30
hours per week. Experience in organic growing of veggies and
flowers a plus as well as general construction. Must work well
with others and be responsible. No drugs or crazies. We are five
miles from the beach. There is a bus line a half-mile away. We
are a hard working but mellow farm. Please email with your
experience and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SANTA BARBARA FAMILY is seeking a Household Manager for their
12,000 sq ft formal home. This family includes not only two
teenagers but also many animals, including four dogs, five cats,
and birds. The right candidate will be able to step into any role
in the home needed whenever necessary. Responsibilities include
managing staff (including nine housekeepers), setting the dining
table for formal meals, organizing the home, making sure the home
is kept neat and beautiful at all times, supervising maintenance
personnel, running errands, packing for travel, traveling with
the family, and anything else needed to help keep their home
lives running smoothly. Professional household management
training is required; a thorough knowledge of proper housekeeping
techniques in an upscale home is a must. This is a wonderful
opportunity for a dedicated and experienced Household Manager.
Salary will be $80,000 to $100,000 as commensurate with skills
and experience; includes a cottage on one of their properties and
benefits. Please, no phone calls. If you are interested, please
send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

CARETAKER NEEDED for a beautiful, remote 40 acre property in the
Santa Lucia Mountains between King City and Big Sur. Offering a
two bedroom/one bathroom house next to a creek, with all
utilities included, except phone. Eight hours of work per week
maintaining the house, fruit trees and property required. To
apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Spray Valley Provincial Park in
Southern Alberta is looking for two teams of friends and/or
couples to join us for our 2013 summer season. Must be available
to work mid-June to mid-October. Duties include light food
preparation, housekeeping and guest services. Typical shifts are
10 days on - 10 days off but this can be flexible. The daily wage
is $100 plus gratuities per day which includes room and board
while on shift. Love of the great outdoors, a sense of humor and
a willingness to learn are an asset. Non-smokers preferred.
Please send resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Beaconsfield, Quebec. You will be
responsible for the daily cleaning and maintaining the general
appearance of the whole residence, care for fine furnishings,
finishes and delicate surfaces, washing, ironing, steaming and
linen care, including washing delicate fabrics, making beds and
ironing sheets, organizing and managing household inventories,
dinner menu-planning, preparation and service, fridge and pantry
supply management, scheduling and supervision of household
installations, trades and vendors for interior and exterior and
seasonal projects, plant watering. General errand running,
including grocery shopping and dry cleaning, and handling of
special requests and related duties as needed. The job
requirements are a minimum of two years experience working
full-time in a private household, good English communication
skills (mandatory), experience in hands-on household work and
knowledge of all areas of property cleaning and organizing, good
culinary skills, able to prepare simple healthy meal, and have
the flexibility to work outside of strict job description
parameters. Must like children and have a valid driver's license
with a clean record. Need to have a current legal working status
in Canada. Must be honest and self-starter. The salary is $30,000
per year (in Canadian dollar, gross). Please email your resume

HOUSESITTER WANTED at a remote ranch in the interior of British
Columbia starting in June 2013 for three to six months. I am
looking for a house/pet-sitter to care for our Purebred Siberian
Huskies. They all live outside, are very friendly and lovable.
The house plants will need to be watered from time to time. We
live on a 350 acre remote ranch. We do however have every modern
feature to the home. We offer a private self contained modern
apartment for the housesitter. Please email


of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This small Dutch-Colombian
foundation is always looking for volunteers who want to help in
our little kindergarten or who want to organize activities with
the children of this little village (such as English, computer or
art classes or all different kinds of sports or cultural
activities). The local football and volleyball teams can always
use some support. We are currently increasing our range of
activities and have started a program for childcare and teaching
in the neighboring village of Quamaral. The local teacher has
requested English lessons, so she can give better classes herself
in the future. All ages are welcome; the costs for accommodation
(including water, gas and electricity) and meals are 203,000 Col
peso or $112 dollars per week. You will work and stay in a very
poor village called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Only some houses
are connected to the water network and electricity is unreliable.
The locals are welcoming, lovely and have positive Colombian
families. Only one of the hosts speaks English. In the village,
the only useful language is Spanish. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


honest, reliable, non-smoking, person needed for a permanent
position as assistant caretaker/forestry worker for a Mountain
Retreat in the Colorado Rockies. A farm background is highly
preferred. Forestry - Experience with forestry work including
cutting/slashing with a chainsaw and grubbing. Forestry degree
desirable, but not required. Structures - Responsibility for
operating and maintaining residential structures (plumbing,
electrical, heating and ventilation, carpentry, painting, etc.).
Equipment/Vehicles – Experience with/aptitude for
operating, servicing, and maintaining vehicles, equipment, and
small engines (dump truck, backhoe, dozer, motor grader, track
skid steer, automobiles, etc.). Horses - Prior experience with
horses and their care/exercise desirable. On site housing
provided, plus salary and bonus. Please email resumes to 

I AM LOOKING FOR A HANDY SINGLE person or a couple who can
prepare and then manage an artist's hermitage in the country near
Dolores, Colorado. Needs at the outset will include packing up
and cleaning the house and grounds, digging pipe into a septic
system for a caretaker’s residence, and landscaping. After
that, basic maintenance and cleaning between guests plus possible
cooking for those who want it will be needed. The first part will
be an exchange of labor for a place to live. Thereafter
remuneration will be based on net profits from the hermitage.


RESIDENT CARETAKER NEEDED in Northwest Connecticut, in the
northern New Milford area. We have a smaller weekend house on a
larger wooded parcel. Low rent in exchange for year-round live-in
handyman, responsible for upkeep, systems monitoring, routine
maintenance and regular yard work (including leaf clearance).
Open land is two+ acres. You would occupy the main house. This
would be ideal for a couple, and will be available beginning
April, 2013. Inquiries by email:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM VOLUNTEERS needed. With stunning views of El Valle de
General and Costa Rica’s tallest mountains, including Mount
Chirripo, our agricultural ecological farm is well named. It is
situated in the county of Perez Zeledon, three hours south of San
Jose. The farm is run by a family of five: Xinia, Donald, Max,
Larry, and Terry. Our farm is twelve acres in extent, and
accommodates horses, chickens, ducks, medicinal plants, fruit
trees, grass for forage, several crop species, spring-water
wells, an area of rainforest, red worm composting for soil
regeneration, a biogas digester and a pond. As a volunteer on the
farm we provide lodging and three meals a day in exchange for
roughly five to six hours of work. You can stay in one of four
cabins on the second floor with two bunk beds each; and there is
also space available for tents. The work will include
construction, feeding the animals, planting seeds, soil
conservation, and maintenance of medical plants, using and
producing organic fertilizer, maintaining the spring-water wells,
and harvesting crops. The work is at times challenging, but
volunteers have invariably found it stimulating and rewarding.
You will need to be reasonably fit for some of the work.
Volunteers will not have to work very early in the morning nor
late at night. The working schedule, though intense, is intended
to be exhilarating, not exhausting. For more information please
view our website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


MY CLIENT IS LOOKING FOR TWO BUTLERS for a three month contract
in a luxury hotel in Cyprus from mid-June until the first week of
September. The Butlers must speak English and either German or
Russian. The ideal would be for one butler who speaks both
English and German and the other butler who speaks both English
and Russian. This is a five star resort visited by royalty and
VIP elite. This means the services rendered must be of an
experienced customer oriented individual who takes pride in
providing excellent services, so you must have relevant
experience in similar roles. To apply, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested in discussing
this role. Thank you.


MODERN ONE BEDROOM flat available in Hertfordshire village. This
is a self contained unit with all services supplied. We require
housework, gardening, driving, etc. This would be suitable for a
recently retired/semi-retired couple. Please call 

LIVE IN GARDENER needed in rural Essex, part-time (18 hours per
week) for £6.000 per annum plus a private, self-contained
cottage inclusive of all utility bills. Working and living in
this beautiful setting our client requires an experienced
gardener to maintain an established garden (five acres) and a
substantial wood and land site. Ideally suited to semi-retired
person seeking a rural living. Duties will include: grass mowing,
raking, and weed control. Maintaining herbaceous plants. Tree and
timber maintenance (there is a large woodland site on premises).
Pruning, and wildlife maintenance required. Maintenance of
allotments and flowers (all produce shared between you and the
proprietors). During periods of proprietor's absence ensure all
security systems are in good working order - regularly check and
test alarms. Care of the family’s pet dogs during periods
of absence. Please mail your resume and references to 

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED in Bristol. Sorry, but no pets are
allowed. Driver, non-smoker, approximately 30 hours per week, and
some weekends. General cleaning/laundry duties. Basic cooking
skills will be useful. House and dog-sitting required. To apply,

COUPLE REQUIRED in southwest Dorset. A large, beautiful Estate on
the Jurassic coast requires an energetic and organized couple who
are looking for long-term employment. Duties include Housekeeper
for the Manor, and managing, cleaning and maintaining three
holiday rentals and organizing snack baskets for approx 16
shooting days. Cleaning the Manor and school runs for our
children, aged 17, 15 and 12. Occasional gardening and work with
the Estate maintenance staff. This is a relaxed environment, with
charming and cozy furnished three-bedroom cottage. Generous pay
and holidays. Impeccable references and clean driving licenses
required. Starting mid-April. Contact: Please email your resume

RESIDENT CARETAKER/HANDYPERSON required for a large country house
in a peaceful location in Mid-Cornwall. A two bedroom cottage
with garden is available. This could be suitable for an early
retired, but fit couple with some financial independence. Duties
to include security, general house maintenance/decoration, odd
jobs in the home area, occasional animal care and overall support
within a team. Some small remuneration for extra work is
possible. A clean driving license is essential. Please mail your
resume and refrences:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEEKING A COUPLE/INDIVIDUAL(S) to exchange room and board for
taking care of my elderly father in South Florida/Broward County.
He requires total care, is wheelchair bound and has some
dementia, but can feed himself. He is very likable and mild
mannered. He has a beautiful, upgraded two bedroom/two bath condo
with a peaceful water view, woodsy with palm trees. The start
date is ideally July 1st up until August 1st. Related expenses
paid. For more information, please call 

A NORTH PALM BEACH FAMILY of three is seeking a hands-on
Household Manager. This family's 4,200 sq. ft. formal home holds
a very busy household and lots of detail. This is a long-term,
live-in position in a condo 10 minutes from the home.
Responsibilities include housecleaning, food prep, light to
moderate cooking of healthful and organic meals, providing dining
service, grocery shopping and other errands, flower arranging,
plant care, organization, packing, clothing care, dry cleaning
management, providing guest and party service, very occasional
traveling, and pet care. The ideal candidate will be a mature,
experienced, nonsmoking professional who can
self-start/self-manage and work independently; is healthy,
unobtrusive, calm yet assertive, well-mannered, loyal, and
trustworthy; and exemplifies an impeccable work ethic.
Capabilities to follow detailed directions, refer to and review
the Housekeeping Manual, and work smoothly with other staff to
provide stellar service to the employer are all important to this
position. If you have an expert knowledge of cleaning high-end
surfaces, complete discretion, excellent organizational skills
and memory, exquisite attention to detail, great time management,
adaptability, and a high degree of efficiency, this family wants
you! Experience in working in a formal household is required;
professional training is a plus.  Hours are Monday - Wednesday
and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
alternately, a Tuesday through Saturday work schedule is
possible. This is a can't-miss employment opportunity for a
skilled, experienced, dedicated household professional! Salary to
$55,000 as commensurate with experience and skills. Please, no
phone calls. Please send your resume to Professional Domestic
Services & Institute at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for

CARETAKER NEEDED in Delray Beach. This is an excellent
opportunity for the right candidate. Caretaker needed to maintain
all aspects of a Delray Beach, Florida home. Must be smart,
reliable, trustworthy, handy with tools and takes pride in their
work. Experience with pools and landscaping a plus, but
experience in all aspects of home and grounds maintenance
required! Must own tools and have reliable transportation. This
is a full-time position. Please send your qualifications, resume
and desired salary to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER for six to twelve months in the
beautiful South of France, located 30 km from Nice, and 40 km to
Cannes. Need the housesitter to start in mid-August 2013. Please
email Ulrike for further information at


WANT A QUIET LIFE ON A HORSE FARM? We are looking for a (semi)
retired couple who would work approximately 3.5 hours per day.
You can live for free in a 1,000 sq. ft., two bedroom, two
bathroom, plus, cabin mostly furnished with all modern equipment
in return for feeding horses and maintaining the grounds. We have
eight horses, mostly in pastures and come up for feeding and
grooming in the AM plus PM. You should be self-sufficient with
income plus insurance. Extra work will be compensated. We have a
60 acre farm with walking and riding trails, a fish pond, and the
pool will be available. We are located 25 minutes west of
Augusta, GA. Must be able to take charge - as independent
contractor (Cash stipend). Please call 


AN ECOVILLAGE on East Maui is looking for caretakers. Three month
minimum.  Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAUI - Caretaker wanted for an isolated property in the Hana
District of Maui. This is a breathtakingly beautiful wilderness
location far from power lines, crowds and stores. Light farming,
mowing, clearing, infrastructure maintenance in exchange for
simple but peaceful living accommodations and a small salary. A
single or couple is OK. Must enjoy animals, gardening and apiary,
and have experience operating and maintaining a tractor and
independent power and water systems. Looking for a happy,
energetic self-starter who appreciates solitude and loves natural
life, and will find happiness in the challenge of producing
natural food in a rain forest. References and resume required.

experience in landscaping, gardening, tree planting, vegetable
growing, construction, housekeeping, guest services and event
planning. No drinkers, smokers, or meat eaters. Live/work trade
opportunity in Hawaii. No stipend but awesome opportunity for
revenue share depending on productivity and resourcefulness.
Serious inquiries only. Please respond with a cover letter,
resume or your work experience and references via email. Prefer
animal lovers, but no animals are allowed in the house, so please
keep this in mind if you have pets. We currently have one outside
cat on the property. Must have Interest in alternative medicine
and holistic health. Must be available in April 2013. This
position is for two people. Please no solo inquiries. Please

CARETAKER WANTED in Remote Waipio Valley, Hawaii. We are looking
for a couple for our riverfront three acre property, in exchange
for weekly hours of outdoor physical labor in landscaping and
building. You will live in separate caretaker’s quarters.
The owners don't live on the property and you are on your own.
4WD car and references required. Cell phone/internet hookup on
site. No smokers. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Aloha,
Rob and Pam

WE ARE A HAPPY FAMILY looking for one or two long-term helpers.
The work would include gardening, weeding, the care of two goats,
four chickens and pet care, mucking out pen/coop, composting, and
hopefully some housekeeping. In addition, I have soap wrapping
and product making in my hand-made soap business. The work in my
soap business is labor type work of cutting soap, stacking,
wrapping, and shipping. We are located 15 minutes from historic
Makawao town up a mountain, on a windy, country, Eucalyptus tree
lined road. This is ideally located on the slopes of the
Haleakala in an area called Olinda on the island of Maui. The
weather here is sunny and warm in the summer and autumn, with
cooler weather in the winter and spring. We also have a little
rainy time in winter and spring which lends itself to a nice lush
landscape. In the winter the temperature at night can be in the
40's F and 65 to 75 F in the day. Summer temps are usually 75 to
85 in the day and 65 to 75 at night. Perfect! It never reaches
into the 90's, even in the summer. We are a creative happy family
with peaceful, positive energy and environment! We would provide
a quaint small rustic cabin that is fully equipped with stove,
oven, table, bed, small propane heater and furnished. There is a
very nice old fashioned outhouse and an enclosed hot shower.
After three weeks we offer a stipend of $75 each person, weekly.
The hours are from 9:30 to 2:30 Monday to Friday. There is the
possibility of this opportunity becoming a regular, salary
position. We are looking for an optimistic person with visionary
goals. Qualities we admire are honesty, integrity, and a
considerate spirit. Hard working is huge plus too! We are very
appreciative and grateful folks with people who help out on out
little piece of paradise. Sorry, no smoking, drugs, pets. Foreign
applicants are great too. Thanks so much for emailing us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and have a great day!

WORK EXCHANGE available in Keaau. We have only one acre, but we
are using every inch to become self sufficient and
environmentally sound. We work off the property doing alternative
health and organic farming. We have goats, a big greenhouse with
mainly kale and hundreds of fruit trees. Our exchange varies
including gardening, maintenance, cleaning, building, and
hopefully using your skills and interests that you are passionate
about. We have vegetarian and vegan food here, so we prefer
vegetarians and vegans. No drugs, alcohol, or smoking allowed on
the property. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and leave a message.

grid eco sustainable organic farmstead that incorporates organic
sustainable agroecology, permaculture, agroforestry, and
regenerative agriculture in order to live within the
means/carrying capacity of the land and within the earth fair
share ecofootprint, so we co-create/responsibly steward a more
fair, sustainable, and healthy planet. We live more simply so
others (human and other species) can simply live. We need help
from Peace Corp like minded folks so we can help save and take
care of the planet. We want to attract folks who have more
altruistic/giving personalities and who want to directly stop the
insanity, vs. self indulgence/takers who are looking for a new
adventure/vacation/cheap hangout (still about me, myself, and I,
escapism, and adding to the problem). You can learn to become
part of the solution instead part of the problem. We are an
educational living project that aligns with peer reviewed
scientific evidence that inspires us to come up with solutions to
co-create the mother of us all in a fair, healthy, sustainable
and responsible way. Rick is a physician and needs help so that
he can finish writing a book and educate rather than medicate
about creating a fair, responsible, healthy and sustainable
Earth. Do you feel the pulse of the planet? Have you heard the
voice of Ishmael the Gorilla? Long term/occasional short term
couples or single folks, committed to deep ecology, permaculture,
and who are health conscious, drug/addiction/materialism free,
responsible, energetic, disciplined, fit, stable couple/single
(age 20-40's) wanted to caretake and give back to the mother of
us all. Available March 1, 2013. We are asking that the
couple/single "homestead dance" or work trade in
exchange for housing: 21 hours per week for single (e.g. three
hours, seven days per week) or 36 hours a week per couple. Hours
are flexible. The dance entails: chopping coconuts, milking
goats, coppicing nitrogen fixing trees for green manure and
fodder, garden/structure maintenance, making dog food and
supplements for the cats. We use only hand tools such as loppers,
bow saws, pruning saws, axes and transport fodder, green/animal
manures in wheelbarrows. Bulk organic food is available for extra
hours (about two hours per week for most of your calories). Six
months minimum stay, but we are occasionally open to short-term
stays. Four structures are available, with panoramic ocean views.
We have a rain water catchment stored in ferro-cement tanks, hot
shower, stove, refrigerator, wireless internet, surfing four
miles away, and snorkeling for miles. Desire pet, child, and auto
free. County bus transportation is one dollar. Live local, think
global and be hopeful. Please send your resume, references, and


SEEDS VOLUNTEERS needed to work this year once again with the
local municipality in Patreksfjörður, in the West Fjords
from September 4 through September 18. SEEDS has been working in
the municipality for the last seven years in different projects.
The West Fjords are among the most breathtakingly beautiful
places in Iceland, with its high mountains and dramatic fjords
cutting deep into the landscape. Volunteers will be beautifying
the town of Patreksfjörður and surroundings by
maintaining walking paths, planting trees and taking care of
green areas. We will probably do some painting jobs as well and
various other tasks that need to be done around town. The working
plan will be flexible and it will depend on the needs of our
local host and the advance of the diverse projects in the area as
well as weather conditions. The weather conditions in Iceland can
be unpredictable, be prepared to experience different kinds of
weather and bring warm clothing since most of the work takes
place outdoors. SEEDS volunteers will be hosted in a local house
in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping
bag. Food supplies will be provided and a kitchen will be
available. Volunteers will share the duties of cooking and
cleaning. Patreksfjörður is a typical fishing village
with a population of about 800. It is the biggest town in the
southern part of the West Fjords. Patreksfjörður got its
name from its first settler, whose spiritual guide was St.
Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Somewhat fittingly it was
in this fjord that the first potatoes were cultivated in Iceland
in the 18th century. Volunteers should have a motivation for
working outdoors and be prepared to experience different kinds of
weather in a very isolated region of the country. There will be
countless opportunities to discover the area by foot or to hike
the surroundings; the location is surrounded by stunning nature.
Our hosting partner will organise free time activities in the
area; for instance visiting the local swimming pool, horseback
riding and/or kayaking. To learn more, please visit 


OPENING COMING IN SPRING, 2013. Caretaker and barn helper needed
for a small North Idaho ranch. 22 horses total, including
weanlings and yearlings. Three - four broodmares. Prefer a
retired couple on Social Security who are self reliant and
self-starters. Must have verifiable prior ranch experience.
Provide complete care for the horses. Must be able to operate
tractors and do simple maintenance. Mow lawns in summer. Weed
whack along roads. Feed horses, work with weanlings and
yearlings. Ride ranch horses for exercise. Must be able to worm
and vaccinate horses. Get horses ready for the farrier and hold
them and then put them back on pasture. Clean a few stalls when
there are horses in the barn. Keep barn and barn office clean.
Starting colts a bonus. We foal in the early spring. We raise
cutting horses. Provide a lovely home with fireplace and two
bedrooms plus office and all utilities. Salary too, depending on
abilities. The ranch is for sale so either stay on with the new
owner or get a moving bonus when the ranch sells. Non-drinking
and non-smoking. A background check is required. Truck provided
for ranch errands. The job will keep you busy yet there will be
time for fishing and sightseeing. Located 20 minutes from Lake
Pend Oreille. Please send your complete resume and references to 

“Dennis Manz – Property caretaker specializing in
remote and challenging environments” 
Date of Birth: 5/30/50
Interests: Photography, writing, travel to new places, internet
research, and meeting new interesting people.
Quote: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are
tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo

Dennis Manz

Over the past seven years, caretaker experiences have taken me
from the very remote, hot and very dry desert of Canyonlands
National Park, to a beautiful 2,400 square foot residence on a
secluded lake in Northern New Mexico, to a remote cabin at 9,600
feet in the Elk Mountains of Colorado, to a dude ranch in the
Crazy Mountains of Montana, and currently to a small ranch with a
Mediterranean climate in the Ventana Wilderness of California.
Those adventures have been filled with challenges and unique
learning experiences, teaching me to appreciate the importance of
being patient and self-sufficient.
After working in the corporate world for 25 years, I decided to
spend the rest of my days exploring different parts of the United
States. The first 25 years of my life were spent in southern
Wisconsin. I graduated from Craig High School in Janesville,
Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin for a few
years before setting out to travel the world. I never made it
around the world, but did travel (mostly hitchhiking) through
quite a few countries before ending up back in the United States.
A friend offered me a job in the solar energy field. I jumped at
the chance and moved to California, which was my home for the
next 25 years. In 2003 I officially retired from the corporate
world, subscribed to The Caretaker Gazette, and began my journey
as a full-time property caretaker.
One of my recent positions was as a housesitter on a 600-acre
ranch in the high desert, 40 miles east of Cedarville,
California. The gentleman I house sat for is a birder and has
identified 78 different species of birds sighted from the
property. Rancho Rechiso, where I was housesitting, redefined for
me the meaning of quiet, undisturbed, and no pollution. The
property is off-grid with solar power, wood, and propane as
sources of energy.  There is no noise, radiation, or any other
type of environmental pollution out on the property.
Being a property caretaker is definitely a great alternative
lifestyle compared to paying rent for a small apartment in a busy
city. In my opinion there is no better way to reduce monthly
expenses and still maintain a decent standard of living. The best
things about being a property caretaker are a renewed sense of
personal freedom, reduction in my monthly living expenses, and
the experience of visiting new and interesting places.
However, just the opportunity to experience a renewed sense of
freedom is an invaluable gift. In the 9-5 world there is always a
faster pace with time frame pressures for having to complete job
duties. In property caretaker situations there is still a great
sense of responsibility, but there is generally a sense of
freedom that allows the caretaker to set his or her own schedule.
Of course there are still emergency situations that will occur
from time to time that command immediate and sustained action.
Last winter I was caretaker at the Rocky Mountain Biological Labs
in Gothic, Colorado living at 9,500 feet in the Elk Mountain
range. The annual snowfall is around 400 inches. I had
responsibilities that could be accomplished within my own
scheduled time. One such job was climbing a steep 150-foot hill
with typically new and deep snow to get to the weather station.
This was often done in high winds and low visibility conditions.
The key was being prepared, dressing warm, good snowshoes, and
taking the time needed to avoid mistakes. Trying to hurry through
this sort of task could have proven to be very dangerous. Another
job I had every few days was cutting firewood, since that was the
only way to keep my cabin warm enough to survive. I had to dig
out an 8-foot trench on the woodshed side of my cabin to cut my
firewood. The wind would blow down through that trench off of a
12,000-foot high peak and would chill your bones.
Of course being a property caretaker is not just doing whatever
you want whenever you want to do it. The keys for being a
successful caretaker are simple. First and foremost you are
serving the property owners’ needs. I always respect and
show the ultimate in responsibility for the properties I take
care of. I always follow through with commitments and take pride
in doing every task to the best of my ability. I always want to
leave a clean footprint where I live and work. This means doing
the best job possible and always keeping the best interests of
the property owner in mind. This philosophy has worked well for
me and continually rewarded me with new and interesting caretaker
I have been asked several times if I get bored living in remote
areas and being in situations where the caretaker may not see
anyone for weeks or even months at a time. My response is no,
bored is not in my vocabulary. I never feel detached from the
real world. I think my claim to this comes from the fact that I
truly enjoy solitude, embrace silence, and always have had the
Internet to keep in touch with friends and family. I also know
that the solitude will not last forever. I have a creative mind
which keeps me occupied doing things. I think people with a
genuine love of the outdoors, that truly enjoy living alone, and
are creative, will find it easier to adjust to the life of a
remote property caretaker.
Avery Cabin, where Dennis lived as a caretaker


tenant or couple willing to work organic bio sustainable and
other natural methods is needed for a farm startup. Must have a
willingness to try new approaches which include RBTI and forest
garden approaches. Permaculture certification is a plus. Must be
honest, dependable, and able to stay on work tasks. Work details
include fencing building, tractor and lawn maintenance, animal
husbandry, pond maintenance and handyman activities for the main
house and guest quarters, along with managing and supervising
WOOFers activities. Resume, references and a background check is
required, no drugs, and must be able to pass a random drug test.
A one bedroom house (900 square feet) with full kitchen and
washer and dryer hookups and balcony over-looking the bayou are
available for living quarters on 8.5 acres of land with a 2.5
acre stocked pond, 60 miles from New Orleans. Must have personal
transportation and a driver’s licenses, and willingness to
work the farmers market in New Orleans or surrounding areas. You
will be participating in revenue generated from the farm. No
children. May have pets, only if they don’t interfere with
other farm animals. Located in the heart of Cajun country in a
rural farm neighborhood with a warm and friendly community, 60
miles from The Big Easy. Please email your resume and references


LEARN FARMING IN RETIREMENT: Intern couple wanted for the 2013
season (May - October) on a certified organic Maine farm near
Belfast (52 acres: four acres in cultivation, 23 acres in hay,
and no animals). Compensation is on-site housekeeping cabin,
veggies, paid MOFGA conferences, and modest season-end bonus. We
had thirty years experience as suburban gardeners and are now
going into our sixth year as certified organic commercial
growers. Training on farm planning, field plans, equipment and
market strategy and budgets plus hands on planting, weeding,
mulching, equipment operation, spraying, harvesting, post-harvest
processing, customer contact and marketing. Please see our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email 

CARETAKER position available. We are looking for an experienced
person or couple to be the year-round and full-time caretaker for
our farm and other properties located on the Schoodic Peninsula.
The position is responsible for farm work, general maintenance,
and light carpentry. Previous animal care and gardening skills a
plus. A valid driver’s license with a good driving record
is required. The salary is commensurate with experience. Please
send us a resume with some details about yourself, including
references and contact information to 


CARETAKER WANTED in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
Duties include groundskeeping, mowing, weed-wacking, driveway and
machinery maintenance, gardening, horse care (three horses),
stable and stall maintenance. A spacious one bedroom apartment
will be provided. Experience and references required. To apply,
please email your resume and references to 

CARETAKER(S)/HANDYMAN/Personal Assistant needed in Southbridge,
Massachusetts. Will need to keep my New England country estate
running smoothly in exchange for rent or salary. Duties are house
cleaning/cooking, sewing, computer work, hosting guests, errands,
chauffeuring, grounds/pool maintenance, and home repairs.
Experience tranquil living on 10 acres of land, meadow, pond and
yet only one hour to Boston, Providence, Hartford, Wachusett
Mountain Ski area, Quabbin Reservoir, and 1.5 hours to Newport or
Berkshires and 2.5 hours to New York City. Located by Sturbridge
Village and the Brimfield Antiques show. Enjoy horse riding,
biking, hiking, boating, golfing, and skiing. Please email me a
cover letter, resume, references and a recent photo to 

HOUSE/PET SITTER NEEDED on Cape Cod, MA. Seeking a retired single
or couple from the Boston or Providence, RI area who enjoys
frequent visits to Cape Cod, to look after our four indoor cats,
keep the house tidy in our absence and tend to our garden. We
have a two bedroom, three level modern home with lots of natural
light on a one acre, close to everything beautiful Cape Cod has
to offer. We travel often and seek someone who is available for
one to three weeks at a time. Prefer non-smokers/-drinkers and
phenomenal cat lovers. No children or guest visits while at our
home. Tell me a little about yourself, why you like cats, and
please provide references. A background check will be done.

seeking a personable, cheerful individual(s) to join our team.
This position requires knowledge and experience in property
maintenance including building, grounds and an in-ground pool.
Applicants must have great organizational, communication and time
management skills. Must be able to troubleshoot emergency
situations, write concise reports and be physically able to lift
50lbs or more. You will be required to obtain a Pool Operator
Certificate. Live in a cottage on-site in lieu of salary.
Approximately 25 hours weekly. To apply, please send your resume


CARETAKER/MANAGER COUPLE needed for a four unit bed and breakfast
on the Mexican Caribbean. Maintenance skills and a willingness to
interact patiently and pleasantly with people are required. Some
Spanish language skills are desirable. You will be responsible
for checking in guests, making light breakfast, generally looking
after the needs of guests, and the upkeep of the property. We are
solar powered with a backup generator. This could turn into a
long term arrangement for the right couple. The start date is
negotiable. Housing and salary provided. Possible profit sharing
available. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


resort from mid-May through mid-October in Michigan’s Upper
Peninsula. Located next to a scenic wilderness area famous for
its pristine lakes and virgin forest. Great canoeing, kayaking,
hiking and fishing. Duties include guest relations, cabin
housekeeping and routine repairs. Lodging provided in a private
lakeside cabin. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more


A BEAUTIFUL PLANTATION near Natchez, Mississippi needs a friendly
caretaker or couple. Couple preferred. This is a gorgeous
environment for a naturalist. The caretaker will need to do heavy
lifting once in awhile, regular two horse care, one dog care,
have very good organic gardening, maintenance and repair skills,
and be computer savvy. Because of marketing the vegetables, you
will need to be friendly and have good social skills. You will
need to drive, have your own vehicle, and be able to drive a
pickup attached to a horse trailer. If you can ride and work the
horses, it is a bonus for us. You will also need to be self
motivated, a creative thinker, healthy, non drug user, and prefer
no tobacco. Need a progressive thinker without trauma residue
that affects work. A two bedroom, one bath, big porches,
historic, rustic, comfy home is yours to use and keep neat and
clean. There is a small monthly salary and the opportunity for
extra jobs for extra income. A minimum of a year commitment is
preferred. Heat, humidity, insects and wild critters come along
with the tropical woodsy climate here May through September. If
you love nature, warmth, southern environment, growing your own
food, and a big place with huge live oak trees and plenty of
solitude (if you want it), this position is for you. Require
interview in person, or on Skype. Please call 


RETREAT CARETAKERS NEEDED. We are seeking live-in caretakers for
year-round work on our remote 500 acre family retreat in
mid-Missouri with two mile river frontage surrounded by 9,000
acres of state forest. Duties include extensive yard work,
housecleaning, occasional meal preparation and light maintenance.
Work varies from 10 – 50 hours/week, averaging 30 hours. In
addition to compensation, a new four bedroom log-style home is
provided. This would be perfect for physically active early
retirees who love the outdoors. Please contact us by email at 

YOU'RE INVITED TO HELP on a 7th generation working ranch on the
Meramec River in Missouri's Ozarks. Beef cattle, gaited horses,
hay and guests provide a variety of experiences. Riding vacations
and the beautiful river attract visitors from near and far. Many
skills are useful here. Horse experience is helpful but not
essential. Good health and a sense of humor are needed. We are
located 75 miles southwest of St. Louis, MO.  To learn more about
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and to apply, please visit 


SUMMER CARETAKER NEEDED from June 10 to September 15, 2013 at a
small ranch-like place, high in the foothills of south-central
Montana. This is an isolated area. It has good cell phone
reception. Single person only. No pets whatsoever. Abundant
wildlife. Care for the buildings and cleanup after weekly
overnight visitors from a neighboring guest ranch. Good to
excellent carpentry skills needed. Will pay separately for
various small construction jobs as needed. Must water new grass
plantings for six weeks and check water line at least weekly.
Will have a small cabin with bath and wood burning stove and
standard ranch food. Monthly stipend to start at $1,000. You will
need to provide checkable references and a letter stating why you
want the job. For more details please contact 

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. Live-on property, year-round caretaker
and housekeeper/cook needed to work with a small team to maintain
the principal's primary residence and property in a rural Western
Montana mountain setting. Qualified candidates have experience
working in a rural setting and share similar green philosophy
with the principal. Part of the couple will work a flexible 30-40
hours/week as housekeeper/cook (should have good housekeeping and
above average cooking skills). Candidates need to know about
building and construction, and mechanical maintenance and repairs
including green technologies. A spacious, newly renovated two
bedroom cottage on the property will be provided. Excellent
salary and benefits provided, with a flexible start date. Please


RANCH POSITION AVAILABLE in Bartlett, a small village in Wheeler
County. Applicants will need cattle skills, and machinery
operation abilities. General ranch skills are also required.
Housing provided. To apply, please fax your resume with


CARETAKER/NANNY needed at a Christian Ministry Retreat in a
Mountain Lodge. Use of hot tub, 4x4, horses, trails, Indian
ruins, tall pines, springs and a positive healthy environment. We
have a nine bedroom lodge with guest houses in the middle of
15,000 acres in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

CARETAKER NEEDED for a remote property surrounded by forest and
BLM. This is a great location for gold/treasure hunters, ATVs,
horseback riders or hikers. RV with slide out, water, propane and
solar furnished. There is an average of ten hours per week taking
care of livestock, livestock guard dogs and the electric fence.
The starting date is mid-April. Need to be able to stay at least
until the end of October. For more information please call 

I AM AN OLDER WOMAN, living on five mostly undeveloped acres just
outside Roswell, NM (yes, that Roswell) who needs help both
inside and out, including small plumbing and electrical jobs,
tiling, carpentry, landscaping (xeriscape), fencing and turning
at least half of the property into a site suitable for goats,
llamas and chickens, as well as a garden. And, if you're into
cooking or housekeeping, I wouldn't turn that down either. I also
have several older motorcycles (my means of transportation) that
could use some TLC if anyone has mechanical knowledge. You'd get
a private room (shared bath) in my home, and could work as many
or as few hours a day as you'd like. I love meeting folks from
around the world. The help will be nice, but just meeting
interesting folks is the best part. I'm also a font of knowledge
about what there is to do in New Mexico (aside from Roswell
aliens) and would give you lots of time to explore. Since I'm new
to this I have no references. For more information, please call

THIS IS AN HISTORIC HIPPIE COMMUNE from the 60's, which has
become a working permaculture farm for vegetables, berries, fruit
and chickens. The Rio Hondo drains Taos Ski Valley (18 miles
away) into the Rio Grande (one mile away). Our fields of grasses,
sage, pinion pine and juniper look up to the Sangre de Christo
Mountains and down on the Rio Hondo gorge. We live and teach
self-sufficiency, have a large adobe solar home and shop,
outbuildings, greenhouse, and root cellar. We love art, music,
beauty, simplicity, natural healing, and helping one another
attain skills to live successfully in challenging times. We're
happy to share teaching and learning farming and survival skills
with others who are open, flexible, and independent. We accept a
limited number of farm helpers but are always open to meet new
people and to talk. Experience is great yet a solid work ethic
and genuine interest in sustainable agriculture are more
important. A good helper should be able to listen to directions,
but also be innovative and take initiative. Farming in the
northern New Mexico climate is challenging and full of surprises,
so it's difficult to set regular, daily task schedules most times
of the year. Thus, we are looking for people who are flexible and
adaptable, who can focus on one task and then quickly change
gears to something else. This includes the ability to work
different schedules at different times. We expect a solid
twenty-five hours per week, and offer flexible down-time to
pursue your own interests here or in the culturally rich nearby
village of Taos and New Mexico itself. This experience is more
than farming. New Buffalo is also about living and working
together in a group setting. Though there are no children at the
moment, we are already a diverse group of people in terms of age,
and the ability to work and live in a multi-generational setting
is a must. We are looking for people with the emotional maturity
and communication skills to be able to discuss issues that might
arise with honesty and compassion. At the moment we are hoping to
fill a few, very specific, longer-term positions. The first,
ideally at least a four-month minimum, is for part-time farming
and part-time housekeeping that would include food and a private
room in the main building. The housekeeping tasks are fairly
light, but helping to manage the main building is a must, and
could involve helping occasional guests, workshops, or retreats.
The second position or rather, positions would be another
four-month minimum stay, preferably from June through September.
Ideally, a couple would fill this position and live in a
comfortable two-room adobe attached to our new 900' greenhouse.
There is also a very rustic, plumbed space which could be
developed into a kitchen. This position would be mostly farming
and includes daily management of the greenhouse attached to the
facility. Work could be shared between two people, but a genuine
interest in small-scale, regenerative agriculture is a must. If
any of these situations seem interesting, please write to us and
we would be happy to discuss it further and answer any questions.
Please mail your letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PERMANENT CARETAKER(S) WANTED in southwest New Mexico. Rural
stream-side property. Light, part-time support needed. Sometimes
alone. Vegetarian. To learn more, please visit 


SEEKING A FEMALE CAREGIVER for a female WW2 Vet who longs to
return to her beautiful 30 acre farm, three hours north of New
York City. Must be able to handle symptoms of early dementia.
Room and board provided plus stipend. This is a perfect
opportunity for a patient, resourceful person working on an
independent project. Starting June 2013. Background check will be
performed. Please email your resume and references to 

responsibilities include: responsible for the deep cleaning of
floors, windows, bathroom, etc., carry out washing, ironing,
steaming and linen care, including washing delicate fabrics,
organizing of drawers and closets, helping with packing and
unpacking suitcases, care of fine furnishings, finishes and arts,
preparing breakfast for the principal, service during dinner and
event parties, assisting the Chef during events, daily kitchen
cleaning with the Chef, travel with the principal to his other
residences, pet care (two dogs), including walking, running
errands, dealing with vendors, and handling special requests and
related duties as needed. This position requires experience
working full-time in a private household, English communication
skills, working knowledge of all areas of property maintenance,
flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters,
thinking creatively about how to provide the highest quality of
service, and flexibility of schedule and to travel for a few
weeks at a time. Must like dogs. Must have a valid NY State
driver’s license. This is a smoke-free environment. Salary
of $60,000 per year, depending on experience. Two weeks paid
vacation. Medical insurance provided. Live-out in NYC and live-in
in Southampton and Miami. The job starting date is ASAP. Please
email your resume and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A BUFFALO, NY ADULT COUPLE is seeking a Household Manager to
supervise their staff of eight. This is a rustic yet formal
34,000 square foot home located in a beautiful rural area. The
homeowners employ a Personal Assistant, a Chef, Housekeepers, a
Florist, and a Laundress. Responsibilities include supervising
and working very closely in coordination with staff, providing
backup wherever needed, running errands, purchasing, event
planning, some food preparation, providing both casual and formal
dining service, and anything else necessary to ensure a
smoothly-running home. The right candidate must have knowledge of
caring for fine materials such as leather, linen, silver,
crystal, and fine china. Other qualities necessary for this
position include strong interpersonal, communication, and
organizational skills; high energy and good physical condition; a
reserved, calm, and professional demeanor with a polished
appearance; comfortable computer skills (for Internet purchasing
and some Microsoft Word and Excel usage); and a good intuition
for anticipating employer needs while remaining unobtrusive.
Previous experience working in a very large wealthy home or
equivalent professional training is a must. Salary to $85,000 and
includes benefits and an automobile provided for work-related
use. Housing will be provided for six months or longer. Please,
no phone calls. Please send your resume to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 600 acre rustic retreat
overlooking XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Adirondacks in
upstate New York, seeks a full-time innkeeping couple to start
late April, 2013. At least three years of hospitality experience,
or a degree in Hotel Management preferred. The following
skills/experiences are sought: managing reservations, bookkeeping
software, marketing, social media, supervising staff, maintaining
high standards for housekeeping/condition of buildings and
grounds, fostering customer satisfaction, communication skills,
and providing food service. Compensation includes an apartment
with paid utilities and board, monthly salary, paid vacation,
share of tips with staff, and a performance-based bonus.  Please
submit your resume and contact information for three professional
references by March 26, 2013 to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. My name is Celine, a 29-year-old French lady
who is living near the city of Leon, Nicaragua. I would like to
tell you a little story, so pay attention please: I have
purchased land in a little authentic fishing and surfing village
in Nicaragua called Jiquilillo, in order to start a non-profit
project for children and teenagers. This village is beautiful.
One can find many open-hearted people and children everywhere
here who just want to learn more, but unfortunately they
don’t have this chance, unlike powerful countries such as
the United States or European ones, children don't have the
chance to attend to learning based activities or practice any
kind of sport because there are no facilities to make it
possible. I bought some land and I would like to build a
playground area and an art school. Currently everything is in
process, the more help I get, the faster we'll be, and obviously
the sooner my social non-profit project will be done. It is not
an organization. I am doing everything on my own. I have a lot of
ideas in mind but I need people to make them real. It would be
great to get some construction workers with experience,
carpenters, painters, etc. and naturally some engineers. Child
lovers with no experience are also welcome. My idea is that every
single child develops his/her creativity, imagination, etc. to
give them a chance to learn art, painting, languages, jewelry
making, dancing, playing instruments, circus stuff, cooking and
many other things, that are totally possible to learn in another
country but not here. I would like to give them a place where
they could play freely, learn skating, climbing on a bouldering
wall, play ping pong and table football, as extra activities
after school, as they have plenty of time and expect to make the
most of it. I first need volunteers who are able to help me to
build a concrete skate bowl, a wooden climbing bouldering wall, a
ping pong table and many other games. Also, renovate an eleven
meter long school bus which actually will be the volunteering
place initially. The bus will consist of a five bed sleeping
area, and another area for a kitchen shared with a table and some
seats. Work will consist in painting the interior part of the bus
and install all the facilities. Currently, there is just a toilet
and a shower and an open rancho where a campsite can be placed,
with hammocks, a gas cooker, seats, etc. Naturally you must be a
nature lover. It is all I can provide now because everything
needs to be built, but once the construction is finished, it
would be a lovely, colorful and artistic place where everyone
will be welcome. Once the bus is done, volunteers will be given
shelter in exchange to 3/4 every day hours giving language, art,
and yoga classes. The place offers lots of opportunities for the
volunteers during their free time such as surfing, climbing
volcanoes, fishing, etc. so, if you are an adventurous traveler
who feels like helping me to give a better future for the
children, I can offer you a place to stay if you give me a hand
with the project and make a better world. Hopefully you can join


A POWELL, OH ADULT COUPLE is seeking an expert Estate Housekeeper
with at least two years' experience working in a wealthy home to
care for their museum-quality home with dogs to begin
immediately. The right candidate will be one who takes pride in
his or her work, be very detail-oriented and be able to
detail-clean meticulously. Must also have an attractive,
professional presence; be a non-smoker; be punctual; have a
pleasant personality; and have dependable transportation. This is
a live-out position. Salary will be commensurate with skills and
experience. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Those being
considered will then be required to complete an Employment
Application, if one is not already on file with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  No phone calls will be accepted.

A NEW ALBANY, OH EXECUTIVE is seeking a live-out Housekeeper for
her 7,800 sq. ft. home. This is a position that requires a very
experienced and knowledgeable professional who is capable of
thoroughly cleaning a home filled with expensive, upscale
furnishings and possessions. The Lady of the House owns a
Goldendoodle dog that you will be required to take to the groomer
as needed and whose living area you will need to keep clean.
Other responsibilities include general and detailed
housecleaning, laundry and ironing, organization, running
errands, supervising vendors and outside personnel (including
gardeners, caterers, and interior/exterior maintenance), possibly
maintaining household inventory, and purchasing cleaning
supplies. The ideal candidate will be a nonsmoker who is
detail-oriented, takes initiative, and is able to recognize and
solve problems on his or her own. This is a wonderful opportunity
to work for a woman whose last Housekeeper was with her for nine
years. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. Please, no
phone calls. Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for consideration.


absolutely breathtaking spot. Our destination Inn with
"glamping" tipi lodging and upscaled facility sits on
the edge of Joseph Creek Canyon in Wallowa County, Oregon. We are
interviewing to find the perfect couple/individuals who are
willing to help run all phases of the operation. Must love
people, nature/rural living and an attention to details. We
provide a nice camper or you can bring yours. Monthly stipend and
room/board. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see more. Please email us at 

CARETAKER NEEDED for acreage, horses, dogs, and cats on the
Southern Oregon Coast. Located five miles from Golf Resort. No
salary, but space provided in my home. For more details, please

HELP WANTED. A permanent all around farm caretaker is needed on
our farm in northwestern Oregon. Furnished housing for one person
will be included. To apply, please mail your letter of
interest/resume and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SMALL, PRIVATE GATED ESTATE on the southern Oregon Coast near
Brookings seeks a caretaker. Lodging furnished with 34' 5th wheel
RV, new deck and 20' covered patio. Small bath house with shower,
WC, washer, dryer and storage. 25 hours weekly in exchange for
space, all utilities and wi-fi. Extra hours paid at $10 per hour.
Duties include landscape, garden, small orchid greenhouse and
general maintenance. Non-smokers, no pets. Owner operates a RV
awning sales and repair business and would consider teaching the
complete business to interested person(s). We offer profit
sharing on the awning business after securing job skills.
Available April 15, 2013. Please call


CARETAKER NEEDED. A full-time position is available at a
beautiful camp in northeast Pennsylvania (Pocono Mountains).
Applicant must be experienced in overall maintenance of
children's camp. Should have knowledge of carpentry, lawn
equipment maintenance, plumbing, electrical, grounds and pool
care. Additional support staff provided during late spring and
summer. Housing and utilities provided. Salary dependent upon
experience. Excellent opportunity for couples and retirees.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please


lodge is in the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, gateway to Machu
Picchu in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru. It is a small (eight
rooms) quality Bed and Breakfast located in the pedestrian Inca
streets of the village. We currently are looking for responsible
help, ideally a couple. We do work exchange with responsible,
tidy people who help with reception, breakfasts, checking rooms,
sometimes answering email, luggage pick-up and other work as
required. 30 hours a week in return for Bed and Breakfast. We
also supply lunch most days. The accommodation is in nice hotel
rooms with private bath. A key element of the job is to empower
local staff with regard to speaking English as well as computer
and administrative skills. One thing to realize is that working
hours usually include Sundays, when local staff prefers to be
with their families. We prefer to work with long-term help,
preferably three months or more, though we will consider shorter
term stays for well-qualified helpers. You must speak good
Spanish and English, be personable, tidy and have good attention
to detail. It doesn’t cost much to live here if you are on
a budget. We are also interested in people with carpentry,
maintenance, gardening and marketing skills, preferably as part
of the long-term help. You must be hard-working and enthusiastic,
just like us! To learn more, please visit


CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE in Puerto Rico. We are looking for
one or two women to take care of a home and property with birds
ASAP. This position is long term. For more information please


EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for a full-time position in a
large home in the Newport, RI area. Cleaning, laundry, ironing
skills, and some cooking required. Must be meticulous, flexible,
good attitude, take directions, and have a professional
disposition.  Prefer a reasonably local candidate. Please send
your resume/references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


century A listed castle and chapel set within 24 acres in Fife,
Scotland. The position involves day-to-day responsibility for the
estate gardening and maintenance to the highest possible
standard. The castle and chapel have recently undergone major
restoration and landscaping so the ideal person will have a
working knowledge of horticulture and arboriculture for hard and
soft landscaping. Other duties will include general maintenance
and organizing external contractors as and when necessary. The
caretaker will also be responsible for security and emergency
response alarms. A practical knowledge of health and safety
techniques including relevant certificates would be a bonus. The
hours are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. A flexible
approach is necessary. This is a live-in position with a newly
built cottage and garage situated within the grounds. Please mail
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our beautiful home and small ranchette in
Sioux Falls, SD from May 1 to September 1, to tend to our three
horses, two dogs, one cat, roses and garden. The housesitter will
need to care for our animals (no exercise required for pets) and
water the plants. Would prefer a live-in housesitter but will
consider twice daily visits to our home for feeding/watering
duties. There is an option to have a car available to a licensed
driver with a good driving record during their stay here. Please
email at least three checkable references to


PART-TIME HELP needed, primarily leading trail rides on weekends
in exchange for a newly remodeled three bedroom house with
utilities. Horsemanship skills and experience a must. Ability to
lift 50 pounds and normal ranch work required. Extra work for
hourly wages possible. Candidates must pass a background check.
This would be ideal for a retired couple. Please send your resume

CATCARE NEEDED on the Texas Coast from April through June 15. I
have five outdoor cats who need food and water. You can live in
our small cabin close to the harbor in an art community-town.

RANCH FOREMAN WANTED for a ranch near Denton, Texas. Must be able
to manage ranch operations, cattle, equipment, and do repairs.
Must have ranch work experience. Please mail your resumes to:

SOUTH TEXAS RANCHHAND needed. We have an excellent opportunity
for the right individual or husband/wife team with the following
qualifications: general ranch maintenance and repair including
welding, cow/calf operation experience, ranch/farm equipment
operation and maintenance experience, basic necessary tools, and
have a stable work history with references. We offer a
competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits,
and living accommodations (no pets please). A ranch vehicle for
work use will be provided. Please fax your resume and references

RANCH CARETAKERS needed. We are looking for an energetic
couple/others for caretakers on a ranch thirty-five miles north
of Amarillo. Must have knowledge in road maintenance using heavy
equipment, and welding. House cleaning and maintenance, cooking,
and yard care. Housing, utilities, a vehicle, fuel for on ranch
use only and other benefits provided, Salary commensurate with
experience. Please mail your resume to Caretaker Position,

A CENTRAL TEXAS FAMILY is seeking a live-in Housekeeper. They are
seeking someone with at least two years' previous experience
working in a private wealthy home, or the equivalent in
professional training, to begin immediately. They have other
employees, so must be a team player with a pleasant personality
who is able to pitch in wherever needed. The right candidate will
be one who takes pride in his or her work; can read, write, and
speak English well; be very detail-oriented; have excellent
organizational skills; be able to manage his or her time wisely;
and have a professional appearance and demeanor. Salary will be
commensurate with skills and experience. Please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. No phone calls
will be accepted.

FARM AND RANCH HAND needed, no experience necessary, will train.
Must be able to work with a boss and crew. You will receive a
furnished three bedroom, two bath house plus utilities, on a
school bus route. Please mail your resume and include your
marital status and age to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RANCH HELP NEEDED in the Aubrey, Texas area. The job duties
require a self- motivated person who is willing to work with
others as well as maintain equipment, maintain properties, and
have a good driving record. Salary housing and utilities
provided. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


LONG-TERM OPPORTUNITY available for an honest, trustworthy
retired or early-retired caretaker couple with an outside income.
No drugs, no smoking, and no drinking. Our home is in the small
town of Huntsville, UT. We need help maintaining the property and
caretaking of our home and one dog in our absence. Work includes
help with lawn care, gardening maintenance, pool upkeep and light
home maintenance. Weekly cleaning in home and occasional serving
and cleanup help needed. No cooking. Work in exchange for a
beautiful new one bedroom apartment, private entrance and most
utilities. References a must. Please email


WINTER CARETAKER WANTED:  Reliable and rugged individual, family
or companions to live in a rural Vermont home, off-the-grid, in
exchange for caretaking duties from September 1, 2013 through May
31, 2014. Resident on the property, the Winter Caretaker
functions as our point person during the winter season when
owners are rarely present. Furnished apartment with propane
appliances, propane, and wood stove provided. The 400 acre
property is isolated, with exquisite scenery and wildlife; pond,
lake, forest and meadows surrounded by protected land in Mt.
Holly, Vermont. There are additional employment opportunities in
nearby Ludlow and ski areas. You can learn more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX To apply, please send your resume and


Manager and Cook/Chef for an estate in Virginia, preferably,
searching for a couple. Alternatively, they will consider two
suitable qualified independent candidates, one as Butler/House
Manager and the other as a Cook/Chef, but they will need to be
able to work well together and be team players. The candidates
must already be legally entitled to work in the USA. The
successful candidates need to be very hands on (these are not
senior level roles) and must also be prepared to travel between
my client’s other estates in London and Aspen, to help out
when required. Must have relevant experience in similar roles.
Please contact Robin Lewin if you are interested in discussing
either or both of these roles. I can be reached on

A RICHMOND, VA FAMILY is seeking a hands-on Household
Manager/Nanny. The family has two children, a 5-year-old daughter
with a nut allergy and a 3-year-old son. Both parents work from
their 4,500 square foot home. Responsibilities in this position
include some childcare, housecleaning, laundry, overseeing
vendors, grocery shopping, preparing lunch for the gentleman of
the house and, if the Household Manager enjoys cooking, preparing
dinner. They do employ a cleaning service one day a week. They
are a very nice family seeking a nonsmoker who can be flexible
with scheduling, including some overnights. This is a great
opportunity to work and take care of a busy family who will
really appreciate your service. Please, no phone calls. If you
are interested, please send your resume to


A HOUSESITTING POSITION is available in Spokane from mid-June
until around Christmas, when we will be away. Our home is a
large, five bedroom, and fully furnished house with all amenities
in an upscale neighborhood. Very light duties are expected and
include watering the plants, taking care of the yard and
communication with the owners. We have no pets. If interested,
please write to John at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please
include references and your past housesitting experience.


HELP WANTED on a small family-owned, irrigated farm/feedlot
operation near Douglas. This position will be available May 1,
2013. Applicants must have at least three years of experience and
references to back it up. Housing and utilities provided. We have
a modernized, one bedroom/one bath apartment located on site.
Salary is dependent on your experience and references. No
smoking, drugs, or pets. To apply, please email your resume and


Eco-minded Vermont family looking for an opportunity to spend
time on the coast of Maine. Reliable, responsible,
community-oriented. Aromatherapist/gardener and
carpenter/handyman with many useful skills. Housing and pay both
necessary. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Construction/Real Estate Management professional with 15+ years
senior level experience seeks caretaker/large property management
role in central Colorado/Rocky Mountain area. Leadership and
execution experience on projects from $100,000 - $30,000,000 in
residential and commercial construction. Business professional
with the technical and hands on background. Extraordinary
References. Have a BS Operations Management degree from Drexel
University, Philadelphia. My wife and I decided a few years ago
to someday relocate to the Colorado Mountains from the
Philadelphia area. Plan to be in the area full time by mid-summer
but am available to start working remotely right away or on-site
as early as May. Own a business here and will be handing it over
to family. (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) Please contact:

California. Mother and daughter team, mature and reliable,
seeking long term housesitting, pet care position in the Santa
Barbara/Ojai area. We bring combined experience in computer and
office skills, pet care, housekeeping, errands, and companionship
for the elderly. Long time Santa Barbara residents with excellent
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Happy Married Couple - mid 30s seeking property caretaking
position preferably near the mountains or water. Husband is a
skilled handyman. Wife is a receptionist with
front-desk/hospitality background. Both are experienced
care-givers, animal lovers and gardeners! Please check out our
website and email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Female Baby Boomer seeking housesitting, petsitting position in
Colorado sometime between June 1 - July 10, 2013. I have owned a
petsitting business in California since 2009. I'm taking off the
month of June so as to come to Colorado with possibility of
moving there in the future. Please call

Seeking to caretake long-term a healthy, private two bedroom,
unfurnished home and yoga studio with land for growing organic
fruits and veggies as a working farm and nursery on Maui. We're
handy, generous, conscientious vegans, a natural health
doctor/environmental engineer and a yoga teacher. Can care for

48-year-old artist woman willing to caretake homes or condos in
Maui, Hawaii from October to March. Non-smoker/drinker, very
reliable. Loves animals. Please look me up on Facebook or email

Multi-talented couple available June 1, 2013. We have 15 years
experience performing household tasks and aiding busy people
managing their lives in both formal and informal settings. House
manager/housekeeper, cook, driver, personal assistant, handyman,
vehicle manager (cars, boats and other watercraft), landscaping,
event coordinator, companion, caretaker and security. Available
to travel. Gated estates, condos, and private homes. Strong
computer, business, and people skills. Experiences range from
senior couple setting to high profile family with multiple
children and pets. Live-on site position preferred, but not
required, and location preference is New England. Please email

Mature adult, extensive housesitting experience, excellence
references, seeks housesits any length anywhere in Canada,
northern USA or Iceland. Fees negotiable. Please call

Domestic Couple with over 10 years of experience is looking for a
housesitting/caretaking position on the Upper East Coast. Long
term preferred. Must be OK with kids, as we're expecting our
first child this fall. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

Mature girl will trade 20 hours child care, coaching, trail
rides, events, stable work for quarters and board for one horse.

Mature and responsible woman seeking an estate/farm management
position.  Ex-corporate accountant with experience in hotel
management, horse farm management, child care, general property
maintenance. Possesses a strong work ethic, common sense and can
think out of the box. Grew up on a horse farm so I am comfortable
around animals. Non-smoker and lives a quiet, healthy life. I
have two very well behaved Beagles. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  References available.

Self directed reliable property caretaker with seven years of
experience and excellent references available soon to care for
your property as if it were his own. Have you been contemplating
hiring a reputable and reliable individual to handle the upkeep
and security of your property? Maybe you tried before but things
did not work to your satisfaction? My reputation speaks of solid
dependability and follow through with commitments. No baggage,
drugs or drama. My goal is a long-term seasonal or permanent
caretaker arrangement with a monthly stipend-salary. Please call

Wanted: Seasonally – November 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.
Retired married professional couple looking for a caretakers or
house sitting position on Mid Cape Cod, MA. We are a trustworthy,
dependable, mentally fit, non-smoking, non-drinking couple with
no children or pets, although we love animals. We grew up on Cape
Cod. We are looking for furnished caretaker’s quarters.
Husband is handy with small tools, is a heavy equipment operator,
long distance driver, is a great manager and organizer, and was a
professional chef. Wife could do light housework or financial
bookwork. Formerly business owners. Dates are flexible. Elderly
Mom lives in Marstons Mills and we need to be nearer to her than
we are now. Looking for a small salary (if duties warrant) and
living quarters to be provided. References provided upon request
and we could be bonded. We will care for your home or quarters as
if they were our own. Please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX until April 25. After May 2, please

Experienced Caretaker/Property Manager seeking a long-term
position. I have extensive, hands on experience in all phases of
Estate/Farm management with skills in gardening, grounds care,
building trades, security, and land stewardship. I am able to
work independently with little or no supervision. Currently
living in Southeast PA and am willing to relocate. For a complete
resume please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

The very experienced 'gypsyinnkeepers' are once again available
as of late Fall 2013. With 18 years of varied experience
including Bed & Breakfasts, high end luxury Inns, R&C
properties and backcountry lodges we specialize in fix-ups,
start-ups and clean-ups – we have been there and done that!
These two Canadian citizens are looking for a new opportunity to
challenge us in any industry including hospitality. Our success
speaks for itself; please contact us via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your unique opportunity.

Urgent! A 77-year-old lady caretaker must find new location
within two weeks, preferably in Georgia or Tennessee. I need to
move due to the death of the homeowner where I currently live.
Please call me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXin Atlanta, GA.
Thank you.

Traveling Nanny, mother’s helper, cooks, bakes, cleans,
laundry, garden to table, property manager, NS, drives manual
car, truck, tractor, short term, seasonal, western states, AK.
Have RV. Please write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Estate Manager/Domestic Asst/Master Gardener looking for 30 - 40
hours a week/year round. Resume with great references. Very hard
worker with dedicated work ethics. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Must be in the State of Maine -
Portland to the Boothbay area.

Congenial, mature professional female seeking a mid to long term
(5 to 12 months) housesitting/caretaking position in the
Boulder/Denver CO area. Offering: Meticulous, respectful care for
distinctive homes and gardens. Will arrange seasonal upkeep and
maintenance while you are away. Excellent communication skills.
Sunny, flexible disposition and a courteous neighbor. Seeking: a
distinctive, well cared for home with healthy environment (no
history of smoking). Sunshine, sufficient privacy, close to
nature. Stellar references. Please contact

Reliable, handy, animal loving couple seek housesit/caretake
position in Northern New Mexico July and August. Excellent local
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for a responsible person to take care of your house,
pets, or property, along the southeastern coastal U.S (Maryland
to Florida) while you summer in a cooler place? I am a
46-year-old single male NASA engineer taking a summer sabbatical
or longer. Long term position is possible. I have one indoor cat,
and am happy to care for your animals, water your plants, care
for your lawn or gardens, and provide a presence on your
property. I am looking for a place on or near the Atlantic beach.
End date is flexible, but must start after May 1, 2013.
References and a photo provided to anyone who is interested.

Professional Caretaker Available. Career Estate and Ranch
Manager, now retired, with extensive experience seeks Caretaking
position. Excellent references available. Please email

Quiet, responsible, mature woman returning to Santa Fe/Taos area.
Seeking long term housesitting, caretaking or similar position,
June/July. Experience includes: 30 years as Holistic Health
professional, estate manager of 500 acre, three home property,
personal assistant, organizer, house manager, eldercare,
gardening, housesitting, and pet care. Clean, caring,
conscientious, respectful and reliable - a well educated woman of
honesty and integrity and a good sense of humor who will honor
your sacred space. Excellent references!  Please call

A mature Los Angeles woman seeks long-term house sitting on/near
the beach in Malibu, Pismo, or Zuma. Honest, reliable, love
dogs/plants/gardening. Have excellent references and estate
management experience. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wanted: caretaker position on Maui: house with a large room. I am
a single 51-year-old woman with a small dog, have lived here
seven years, have experience with tropical gardening. I will care
for your house and can be gone when you visit. Mahalo. Please

49-year-old honorably retired Law Enforcement Officer available,
with prior military service in USMC, and additional background in
maintenance and Horse Care skills. Executive protection,
residential security, first responder first aid, wilderness first
aid and CPR certified. I can be counted on to respond
appropriately in the event of any emergency. Why not hire someone
with a security background? A proven worker who has the skills
needed to upkeep and maintain the property, while ensuring your
home is safe and secure. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for resume and references.

I’m the one that you have been looking for! Female,
physically fit, seeks caretaking and/or caretaking/personal
assistant position - will consider all areas. I enjoy an
active/healthy lifestyle, and am skilled in naturopathic remedies
for preventing/reversing disease. “Ordinary” skills
include computer (MS Office and QuickBooks), project management,
organizing and cleaning, yard work and electrical repairs.
Non-smoker/drug user who is honest, loyal and can work
independently. I have two terriers (20 lbs) that travel
everywhere with me, so the position needs to be pet friendly.
Willing to consider all options; prefer to have a least a
part-time salary. Position can be temporary or permanent. Please

Professional woman available for caretaking in Santa Fe, NM. June
through June 2014. Non-drinker/non-smoker. Work in the museum
field; working on finishing degree. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any questions at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Excellent references.

Florida - Celebrity treatment awaits! Former right hand man and
friend to a world famous athlete (for ten years) is available for
all your Florida needs. Daily, nightly, weekly, or? Open to
discuss all opportunities! I am 42, 6' 1", charming, classy,
energetic and attentive. I'm located in central Florida one hour
east of Disney. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  

Writer, teacher, reliable lady 50's, mother (adult daughter),
loves dogs - having returned to my beloved New York after two
years in CA, completing a Master of Divinity program at a UU
seminary in Berkeley, CA. Willing to house-sit and care with love
for your place only in Manhattan: Downtown Greenwich Village,
East Village, Chelsea, Union Square, etc or Midtown, UWS,
Brooklyn, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights or Queens, Astoria,
Jackson Heights, close to the subway - from a few months to a
year – I am flexible. Great references available. I don't
smoke, nor use drugs or alcohol. Please call

Registered Nurse seeking house-sitting position in San Francisco
Bay Area. Available August/September. I will be renting my own
beautiful home to a professor on Sabbatical at UC Berkeley for
nine months. My daughter attends Columbia University (NYC) and
this will be a way to assist with tuition. I sincerely enjoy
cleaning and gardening and will enjoy walking your dog. Prefer a
six to eight week minimum. My name is

Pennsylvania Female 52 seeks caretaking gal Friday position
ideally near Marshallton/West Chester area where I live/own a
home. Experience includes personal assisting/gal Friday,
shopping, errands, pet care (including horses), housecleaning,
gardening, computer. Enjoy diversity of responsibility/tasks.
Desire position with salary. References. No drugs. Non-smoker.
Will consider all opportunities. For more info please contact

Wanted: House to accommodate six to eight persons in Javea, Spain
(have campers looking to train at the David Ferrer Tennis Academy
and the Javea Nautical Club) from June 17 to September 1, 2013.
Experience with grounds maintenance, housekeeping and domestic
pet care. Visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Excellent local
references and work ethics. Responsible, non-smoker, English
speaking with Spanish speaking local liaison in Javea.  Please

Young and Restless – Energetic semi-retired couple is ready
to go! Entrusting your personal property? Do you have peace of
mind? Our goal is to give you just that! Greg being a Residential
Construction Company owner for over 25 years, Greg now spends
most of his time enjoying his hobbies. Teresa’s career is
in Business management, Accounting and Oil and Gas. From farm
living to asphalt cowboys (city folks) we make a great team! We
will consider all offers but prefer paid stipends. Please contact
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you for considering our

Active retirees looking for caretaker/housesitting situation to
escape Arizona summer. Available June/July/August. Have small dog
and senior cat family members. He is retired electrician/builder;
she is retired bank manager and active travel agency owner.
Non-smoking/clean/organized/capable. Prefer the West Coast or
Colorado. We'll take excellent care of your stuff and/or your

Situation Sought in Portland, ME, Montpelier, VT, or the Concord,
NH general areas. Healthy, fit, pleasant, conscientious,
intelligent, capable, responsible, experienced, positive,
nature-loving, artistic woman in 40’s seeks house-sitting,
caretaking, house sharing arrangement, possible personal
assistant position. Background in the heath store field with
nutritional coaching, and in the museum field with
curatorial/educational history work. Experienced also as: whole
foods cook, detail-oriented housekeeper, property caretaker,
organic vegetable/flower gardener, compassionate caregiver. Have
lived 25 years in NH with stable jobs, have excellent references.
Wanting to relocate closer to cultural opportunities yet remain
in northern New England. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional couple looking to provide short or long term
caretaking services on the Big Island of Hawaii. Allow us to care
for your home, pets and property while you are away. Excellent
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seasoned Property Manager seeking situation in Albuquerque, New
Mexico Area … June through August 2013. Complete care and
security for your home/ranch and domestic animals, large and
small. Experienced with excellent references. Please contact

Mature, healthy and responsible caretaker/housesitter available
soon. I've had three previous positions, two in the U.S. (incl.
the present one) and one in the U.K. I am non-smoking and
non-drinking. I have a diverse background with many skills, only
some of which are: security training, D.I.Y. (especially expert
painting), restoration, house renovation and project management.
I will happily provide excellent and caring animal and pet care.
I'm honest, tidy, clean and respect privacy. I'm a good
communicator and practical problem solver. Excellent references
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