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THIS IS OUR 219th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 37, Number 3       

May/June 2019        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           

Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 30 states
and 13 countries
Caretaker Profile
Domestic Couple - Working for the ultra-wealthy: Michael and Mary
Younts
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES
 
ALABAMA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED this Summer in Addison, AL. I have a two
bedroom and two bath house on 20 acres in this small rural town.
I have a car available it's about an hour's drive to Huntsville
or Birmingham. The housesitter has to love animals and be
diligent in the care of two horses, two dogs, three cats and
numerous birds - all outdoors - and a lot of garden but all on
water drip irrigation system. To receive more information and to
apply to be my Summer housesitter, please email your resume and
references to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include Alabama
Opportunity in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. 

ARIZONA

FULL-TIME HELP WANTED on a remote ranch Bed & Breakfast in Young,
AZ. Duties will include cooking, cleaning, guest services,
serving, reservations, clerical, phones, and shopping. Looking
for a well-adjusted, self-starter, who is a friendly,
professional person. Knowledge of farm animals and care of ducks,
chickens and goats would be helpful. Must have good communication
skills. Salary will be based on experience. Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSE CARETAKERS needed to live rent-free in our guesthouse in
Paradise Valley. A mature, responsible couple is needed as
caretakers to live in a charming one-bedroom unfurnished
guesthouse with mountain views, central air/heat, living room,
kitchen, bath, screen porch, garage, privacy, and modern
appliances in a central location. The principal duties include
watching the main property when the owners are away, minor
handyman/maintenance work, pool maintenance, and one day a week
housecleaning/laundry. Compensation is mainly living rent-free in
the guesthouse; small income. Duties allow ample time for outside
employment to provide a major source of income. Your friendly dog
or cat is welcome. The job starts in May 2019, and hopefully will
last for many years. If you may be interested, please reply with
any questions and your detailed work history including your
employers and positions for the past ten years or more, showing
qualifications for the job to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Incomplete
responses unfortunately cannot be considered.

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER, handyman, gardener, resourceful,
creative person for a private healing retreat sanctuary in
Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon, in exchange for living in a cozy, small
trailer with an outdoor covered patio. Must be reliable, have
your own vehicle and cell phone. Someone who loves nature, is
kind to our guests, and animals, self-responsible, peaceful
lifestyle and aware Presence.  Eleven hours/week exchange for
Caretaker's Cubby, additional hours will be paid.  Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A NONPROFIT SANCTUARY is seeking an Animal Caretaker and
Housekeeper for a B & B. Located in a beautiful, rural mountain
location in AZ, 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix. Bring your RV for
FHU or we can provide housing for you, plus pay. Work 20 - 25
hours/week, with extra work depending upon abilities. Must have:
recent horse care experience, ability to do heavy lifting,
read/write/speak/understand English, follow directions, and be a
US Citizen, no drugs/smoking/heavy alcohol use/drama. B&B
cleaning on occasion, and can build the business with reliable
help. Owner on-site but working 18/7 and needs help. Please send
a list of experience, and three work references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARKANSAS

VOLUNTEER PARK HOST needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from April 25
through September 30, 2019. You will need your own RV. Volunteer
duties: you will be responsible for the operation of the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on Norfork Lake, including proficient
operation of R1S computer program, collection and transmission of
fees, receiving telephone calls, recording data, providing
visitors with local area information, and performing inspection
tours of the park. Must maintain a professional appearance and
manner. Must be willing to abide by volunteer agreement, and
submit a standard background check (required by all USACE
volunteers). Special skills required: proficient computer
operation skills highly recommended to ease the fulfillment of
the job duties, and a pleasant personality is preferred. A full
hook-up campsite is provided for your RV for a minimum of 24
hours per week of volunteer work. If interested, please apply at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 

Hi Gary, thanks to you and your Gazette, I have secured another
great caretaking job on an estate property in a great location! I
will miss a lot about living here in Washington so I will keep my
subscription in case something else comes up when my job here
ends. Thank you again for giving us caretakers the job listings
and connections we need to pursue our dreams in great locations.
Larry D., Reno, NV

Larry, congratulations on the new position. It sounds like the
caretaker position on an estate property will provide you with
some great experiences that you can eventually use to help you
find a future position back in Washington State.
 
Gary, thanks to the situation wanted ad I placed in the Gazette,
I've had close to a dozen responses. A number of them are good
offers - very, very good offers. You have really helped me pursue
my dream of living and working on the East Coast! I am excited to
start on the next part of this journey. Thank you Gary! Sue B.,
Mountain View, CA
 
Sue, thank you for your message. We have some great
subscribers and I'm glad to hear that your Situations-Wanted ad
let you connect with some of them. Best of luck to you as you
pursue your dream of living where you want to be. Please let us
know how things work out for you. 

Gary, I would like to renew my subscription for another two
years. Through my help-wanted ad for caretakers that ran in your
recent Gazette email blast, I received some great responses from
impressive, high quality applicants. Over the years I have found
excellent caretakers and made some wonderful friends through your
Gazette. Thank you for your great service! Janet L., Atlanta, GA

Janet, thank you for renewing your subscription for another
two years. I am glad to hear that the Gazette has helped you find
great people to caretake your property. 

Hi Gary, I finally have a chance to email you and let you know
what a great resource your Gazette has been for us. There are so
many scams on the internet these days that it's always a problem
to know when to trust a resource. After subscribing and reading a
couple of issues of The Caretaker Gazette we decided to place an
email broadcast with you seeking a housesitter position in
Florida, in order to be closer to family. Our ad went out on a
Monday evening and by the next day we received a message from
someone offering us a housesitting position on the Florida coast!
We made a quick trip down there to check out the property and
situation and interview with the property owner. This was
followed by a couple of weeks working out a contract we could all
agree to. We're now living rent-free on a lovely property only an
hour's drive from our family and a short drive to the beautiful
Gulf Coast! We are outside every day and love it! Thank you Gary
for providing such a great service. Will R., Sarasota, FL
 
Will, congratulations to you and your partner on your new
position! Many subscribers have reported similar positive results
with their Situations-Wanted ads in the Gazette. 

To Gary and staff, I have a new mailing address thanks to you. I
received my very first issue of the Gazette, responded to one of
your ads, and here I am - caretaking a property in New Mexico!
Now that I've relocated I don't want to miss a single issue of
your publication. Thank you for making this position available
through the Gazette! Rick C., Albuquerque, NM

Rick, thanks for your email. I'm glad to hear that you found a
position so quickly!

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
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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AUSTRALIA

RURAL CARETAKER POSITION available. Looking for a semi-retired
couple or single man to be a caretaker in the Armidale/Uralla
District. Must be available to move cattle, do gardening, lawn
mowing, etc. and feed the animals when the owners are away.
Supplied is a new two bedroom cottage. The caretaker's only cost
is gas and half the power bill. References required. Must be
reliable and honest. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

GROUNDS MAN/CLEANER REQUIRED for a caravan park in Broome,
Western Australia. We are a small family owned caravan park in
Broome and need a seasonal grounds man/cleaner who is/are
experienced, hardworking, flexible and stable. This position
would suit a couple or a single person who have their own
caravan. The grounds man position is for approximately 30 hours
per week however also includes after hours work if needed and to
assist with emergencies. The duties involve general maintenance,
lawn mowing, watering, spraying and general gardening, minor
plumbing and reticulation repairs, attending to rubbish bins and
other general caravan park duties. The cleaner position is for 18
hours per week and includes cleaning ablution blocks and camp
kitchen. To apply, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/GARDENER NEEDED. Located 40km north of the small
village of Taralga in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales.
Active pensioner couple required for this Tablelands property. A
comfortable three bedroom cottage with garage, power and
telephone rental supplied in return for 10 hours gardening and
maintenance around homesteads, plus caretaking when required. Up
to eight hours paid housekeeping/week plus occasional paid farm
work could be available. You need to have previously lived on a
farm and have an affinity with rural life. Please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PHYSICALLY FIT COUPLE to help with our
Rainforest planting in April in exchange for free accommodation
in a self-contained furnished flat close to beaches and national
parks. Included is Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, and space for your
caravan. The work will involve assisting us with some digging (we
have a tractor for heavy digging), planting, mulching and
fertilizing. We are located at Diamond Beach north of Forster
Tuncurry. If you have your own caravan and are in the area,
please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX CARETAKERS needed. We are a young bush
holiday park in Coonawarra, in the beautiful southeast of South
Australia, surrounded by vineyards, fishing, beaches and great
food. We run glamping tents, cabins and rooms and have a lot of
cleaning, laundry, lawns and gardening to do, as well as
mechanical, electrical and other odd jobs from time to time. It
is a relaxed environment where it will be busy for a week and
then quiet for two weeks. We have a couple of onsite vans you can
choose from, or preferably bring your own. You will not have to
pay for electricity, gas or rent if you can do a minimum of 16
hours work for us each week. When you do more, you get paid more
if you want to. It is a great lifestyle for the fit and healthy
traveler to settle down for a while and lose the day-to-day
stress of normal life. Couples or singles are OK. A minimum stay
of two months is required (because we have to train you). $1,000
per month per person is average earnings. A smartphone is needed
for the booking system. No trade unionist types, hour counters,
whiners or complainers. No amphetamines on site ever - you must
present well to the public. We need two pairs of caretakers now.
If you are friendly and responsible, we are going to get on well!
Please call me on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a reliable and mobile individual
(or couple) to act as a Caretaker/Farmhand by assisting with a
wide variety of work here. The company has operations at three
locations so travel between them will be required. Key tasks
include: acting as a caretaker of the homestead at Boothendarra,
and assisting with general tidy up works of properties prior to
preparation for tree planting. Major clean up works will be
undertaken by external contractors. The caretaker will be
required to direct and assist the external contractors, assist
with site preparation by driving a tractor pulling scalping
machine, and undertake planned and emergency spraying for weeds
and insects as required. Major weed control prior to planting
will be done by third party contractors. You will need to
transport tractor/equipment between farms. The company will
provide accommodation at Boothendarra (three bedroom/two bathroom
house) including all running expenses. Reimbursement for
accommodation expenses when traveling to other sites will be
provided, along with a vehicle, or reimbursement for vehicle
expenses. All equipment required for farm works including
tractor, sprayers, truck etc. The work load is variable.
Remuneration will be negotiated depending on the applicant's
expertise, input and any additional infrastructure he/she brings
to the position. The caretaker will report to the CEO but will be
largely unsupervised. The caretaker will need to be trustworthy,
be a good time manager, agree to the work schedule with the CEO
and complete tasks as agreed. Must be a reasonable communicator
and able to receive and compose emails. Will need to be in
possession of a current car, and have a truck and fork lift
license. If you are interested in the above, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a large sheep station in the
Gascoyne. This would suit a couple with previous station
experience. Requirements of role include the care and maintenance
of: livestock (sheep and goats), solar powered mills providing
water supplies for sheep, daily mill runs, and frequent
communication with the station manager. Features of this position
include a comfortable homestead with air conditioning and 24 hour
power, groceries included, new work Ute provided, Wi-Fi, and
located 50 km to a private beach. Opportunity to enjoy wide open
spaces, natural outback beauty and peace in a truly idyllic
setting which reflects the charm and allure of outback Australia.
This couple position is to start immediately and the compensation
package can be worked out for the right couple. Prior station
experience is essential. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKING POSITION AVAILABLE for a pensioner single or couple
with some experience with cattle, to look after a small cattle
property at Lowood, Queensland with light farm duties. Minimum
six months initially. Free accommodation plus reasonable
remuneration provided. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER/COUPLE REQUIRED for a small cattle station in the Shire
of Richmond in western Queensland. Fully kept and a small wage
will be provided. Must be a keen gardener with cattle experience.
An air-condoned furnished cottage will be provided. For full
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN SHOWGROUND/CARAVAN PARK CARETAKER needed at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in Central NSW at Cowra. The
position requires a suitable applicant to maintain and supervise
the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX area. The remuneration package includes
accommodation in an onsite renovated two-bedroom cottage. It may
suit a mature aged couple. Work experience in camping
grounds/general maintenance would be an advantage. For further
information and a position description please phone:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COUPLE REQUIRED for part-time caretaking. This includes a
gardening role on a small cattle property north of Dalby in the
Darling Downs region of Queensland. Cottage accommodation is
available. Please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE HAVE AN OPEN CARETAKER POSITION. Young family requires a
caretaker for our rural cattle property in the Inverell, NSW
area. Duties include assistance with eco-tourism and hunting
opportunities, cleaning of guest accommodation, assist with
trapping of feral animals, maintenance of yards and gardens,
pumping stock and house water, feeding stock supplements, two to
three hours/day in exchange for a modern four bedroom/two
bathroom house, water and electricity. We are close to Copeton
Dam. This would suit an active retired couple with an
agricultural background. References required. Please apply by
calling the owner XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. An immediate start is
available.

CARETAKER REQUIRED. A responsible person or couple is wanted to
help maintain an equestrian property on the NSW Central Coast.
Must be trustworthy, resourceful and mechanically minded. A brand
new two bedroom apartment will be provided in exchange for
limited work with additional work by negotiation. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELIZE

VOLUNTEER CARETAKER AND PETSITTER POSITION available on a small
Caribbean Island in Belize. We need a young to middle-aged,
physically strong couple starting May 1 for four weeks. You must
feel confident living alone with a free pig on a very remote
island in very simple environment. Frugal dealing with resources
is required, as drinking and using water comes from rain water
harvest during the wet season. Your job would be: Being present
on the island, 24/7, and looking after and feeding Piggy, a free
living, dominant and not castrated male pig, maintaining and
controlling the water and solar system, cleaning the beaches and
trails, watering the plants and other small maintenance jobs. In
your spare time you could watch the sky, sunsets, dolphins and
rays, explore the island, go snorkeling or fishing around the
island, find meditation or yoga spots, or just seize the day.
Accommodation is a little wooden beach hut with a comfortable
queen sized bed, kitchen corner with a two burner gas stove, and
basic equipment. There is cell phone reception on the island, but
there is no boat on the island. All supplies that you will need,
you have to bring when you come in a hired motorboat from the
mainland. There is no delivery service! Depending on the weather,
there are numerous sandflies. There is a solar shower outside and
a compost toilet. If you're interested, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED TWO PERSONS OR A SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE to caretake
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in southern Belize. A minimum commitment of
four weeks anytime from March to November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties as of
this date will be the care and feeding of six dogs, fishes,
watering young plants and minor maintenance. If interested please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You can also google
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for insights.

CALIFORNIA

A WIDOWER, 86-year-old, retired architect, is seeking two skilled
couples to start a small sustainable community on a beautiful,
secluded, 400 acre ranch with a river running through it, halfway
between Willits and Fort Bragg, deep in the redwood forest. Pay
and housing will be provided. No smoking and no pets. You can
visit the website XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information, and
then email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can also learn more about The
Redwood Forest Institute by going to YouTube and watching
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOS ANGELES. Seeking a caretaker for a three bedroom Airbnb home,
where individual rooms are rented out to guests nightly. Check
in/out, laundry, cleaning, lawn mowing, pool and spa maintenance,
and assist with a second nearby home occasionally. Preference to
those who are handy. Living quarters provided and stipend to be
determined. Flexible hours allow for other part-time or freelance
opportunities. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAMPHOST/CARETAKER JOB AVAILABLE for RVers in the San Bernardino
National Forest. We have a secluded fee for use area, located in
the chaparral covered northern San Bernardino National Forest.
Conveniently located close to I-15/215, and 210 Freeways, Rancho
Cucamonga and San Bernardino are easily accessed. The facility is
located at the 4,400' elevation in the shadow of Mt. Baldy, the
highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountain range, and the Sheep
Mountain Wilderness Area, in the Lytle Creek Canyon drainage. The
adjoining communities are still rural, however a large mall and
other amenities are a half hour drive. Low humidity without
extreme temperatures makes for a comfortable environment the
majority of the year. Activities in the developing controlled
shooting range, includes the use firearms and archery equipment
from designated locations at designated targets. This is a
controlled use area, a tolerance of firearms is expected. It is
open seven days a week and closes at 16:00 and opens at 08:00.
The camphost/caretaker is expected to maintain a presence on the
property after hours, merely as a deterrent to unauthorized
entry. Applicants should be mature/responsible individuals or
couples who are self-sufficient, reliable, and independent. These
positions are seasonal, and applicants are expected to have a
clean, self-contained RV, should be able to provide proof of
insurance, and current registration, and a tow behind vehicle is
a plus. The host areas are separated from the shooting area by
approximately 70 yards. This is boon-docking lite. Sanitation
needs are serviced weekly, potable water will be supplied, as
well as an alternative power source, and propane. Pets are
acceptable, as long as shots are current and they are kept under
control. Local activities include hiking, fishing, hunting, bird
watching, stargazing, 4 wheeling, wildlife viewing, mountain
biking, gold mining/panning, and peace and quiet. This could be a
fine situation for active retirees who enjoy the seclusion of the
outdoors and enjoy people in moderation. Financial compensation
will be commensurate with activities performed, and you must be
bondable. NRA RSO Certification is a plus, but not required.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an application and to
schedule interview.  

NAPA, CA MOUNTAIN RANCH seeks a full-time caretaker for a 70-acre
property in exchange for a two bedroom house on the property.
Duties take 15-20 hours/week and include groundskeeping, water
system management, irrigation, fence, tree and road maintenance,
equipment upkeep, pool care, light construction, tending chickens
and horses, security, and oversight of the major projects.
Flexible work schedule available - not an 8-5 job. Please email a
resume (PDF preferred) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FACILITIES CARETAKER NEEDED for our non-profit organization at
Big Bear Lake. The facilities caretaker for Camp Gilboa has
primary responsibility for all aspects of the upkeep, maintenance
and improvement of buildings, facilities and the grounds of the
camp's 40 acres site at Big Bear Lake. The caretaker ensures that
all systems are operational - including plumbing, electric, pool,
equipment, the road, etc., and that the buildings and facilities
are kept in good repair. An excellent candidate is a person with
experience in various construction trades, as well as in project
management, who is familiar with the mountain work environment
with its unique requirements. Someone who can both take care of
day-to-day fixes, as well as research, scope and cost projects,
and communicate and contract with external vendors, contractors
and the county, when needed. This position is seasonal and
flexible. It opens up in April and lasts until the camp is
snowed-in in the winter, with flexibility in work hours and days
of week, to accommodate candidates with other currently held
positions. Compensation is commensurate with experience. To
apply, please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED FOR A SMALL PRIVATE MARINA on the Sacramento
River! Position available for an individual or couple with their
own RV to park on a pad overlooking the Sacramento River near
downtown or for an individual to live in a studio apartment on
the property. All utilities included, salary for approximately 20
hours a week of general maintenance and yard work. Good
communication skills necessary to work with potential boat slip
renters and existing tenants. Owners live on the property but are
gone four to five months a year. Boating experience helpful but
not necessary. Reliable, good references, no smoking or drugs.
Must like dogs. Please send your interest and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA/MONTANA/WASHINGTON

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COUPLE NEEDED in Rolling Hills, CA - Palm
Desert, CA - Madison River, MT, and Bainbridge, WA. We are
looking for an experienced Property Management Couple to oversee
the maintenance of multiple large properties owned by an active,
sophisticated and kind couple who are semi-retired. The
principals are the founders of TXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX a retreat on
the Upper Madison River in Montana and they spend their summers
in Montana overseeing and supporting this ministry. Fall-Spring
is spent between their homes in Rolling Hills, CA, Palm Desert CA
and Bainbridge, WA always with their precious Labrador in tow!
This property management couple will typically travel ahead of
the principals and will have their own cabin or condo at each
location which will be exclusively for their use. Incumbents will
work five days per week, and it should be noted that weekend and
holiday work may be required. The ideal candidates will:
- Be trustworthy, willing to sign a confidentiality agreement and
undergo a full background check.
- Be polished, mature and articulate with excellent communication
skills.
- Be planners who take initiative but also flexible enough to
roll with changes in plans (and changes in weather).
- Value organization and cleanliness, prepared to clean the homes
(as a team), do laundry and take responsibility for weekly and
seasonal maintenance. This couple will be empowered and
encouraged to recruit additional outside help when needed.
- Be self-motivated and inquisitive, forming relationships with
vendors at each location. Handyman-type skills would be highly
advantageous. Cooking skills would be a plus.
- Be genuine and kind, able to interact with the principals and
their guests and help to host events.
- Want to work directly for the owners of the properties
developing a warm but at all times professional relationships.
- Have a long-term outlook for this position, excited about life
in a several different cities and states.
- Being comfortable preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner would
be advantageous, however, this is not a personal chef position.
Applicants should bear in the mind that this position requires
relocation multiple times throughout the year so a
family-oriented couple who do not have young children of their
own would be ideal. We thank you for your interest in this
position and we encourage all applicants to consider any/all
personal sacrifices associated with potentially relocating. To
ensure that we attract high caliber applicants the principals are
prepared to offer an aggressive compensation package based on
experience. Applicants should please email their resumes and
pictures to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and in your email, please let us
know why you feel that you would be well suited to this
position.

CANADA

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (central, west-side). Seek cat
sitter(s) for two Maine Coon cats. Availability for repeat visits
preferred. Variable opportunities, yearly: one to two nights, or
one, two, or three weeks. We coordinate with trusted sitters.
Desirable quiet leafy location. Large townhouse: relaxed
atmosphere, library, home theatre. Minutes to downtown. Steps to
the Canada-line subway, and local shopping. The cats Male/Female
are highly social pals with each other and humans. Their needs:
meals, litter hygiene, grooming, and play sessions with humans.
We offer free accommodation only. No fees. This suits a quiet
experienced couple or individual. References required. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A TOURIST RESORT in northern Ontario Canada is looking for a
handy person to help with maintenance from May to October. A
private cabin will be provided, along with the use of canoes and
boats. Meals included. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE REQUIRED for a Marina Outstation in Salt Spring
Island, BC. A full-time couple is required as live-in caretakers
for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located on Salt Spring Island. This
property has a 5/5 anchor Clean Marine ranking from the Georgia
Strait Alliance, and we are looking for an environmentally
conscious couple to help us maintain this beautiful property. The
outstation consists of 11 acres with four cabins, three tent
pads, a shower building, washrooms, a pavilion and member kitchen
area, as well as a private two bedroom residence and workshop for
the caretakers. The marina can moor up to 60+ vessels at one
time, and is often full during the open season from April to
September. This position will require a couple with a strong
independent work ethic, as around the clock maintenance and
upkeep is needed. Responsibilities include: maintenance of docks
and infrastructure, septic tank and gray water recycling system
(monitoring and scheduled clean out), operation and maintenance
of desalination water system, pool maintenance and operation,
spill response in case of oil/diesel/gasoline spill in water,
regular cleaning and upkeep of four cabins, showers, washrooms,
pavilion, and member kitchen, gardening and grounds-keeping
(includes parking lot, tent pads and playground), garbage and
recycling, maintenance and repairs of pump and emergency
equipment member relations, cabin bookings, check-in/out of
cabins, assistance on call, regular day-to-day maintenance,
assistance with capital upgrades, off season moorage maintenance,
and regular communication with the Marine Asset Manager. We are
looking for someone with extensive knowledge in pool maintenance,
basic electrical/plumbing/carpentry skills, hospitality
experience, and a valid BC Driver's license. Must either have, or
receive training for (provided by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX): Spill
Response Certificate, 1st aid certificate, a pleasure craft
operator's card, Water Safe BC, and WHMIS training. Benefits
include a private two bedroom caretaker's home, with utilities
included, a caretaker workshop, free Wi-Fi, extensive benefits
and RRSP package, and a competitive wage package for each person.
We are looking for a couple available to start in May 2019, who
has a strong work ethic, is environmentally conscious, friendly,
self-motivated, and is able to work without direction as well as
with members and volunteers. Must have a community spirit with
the ability to cultivate professional relationships with members,
trades, and neighbors to work towards an improved member
experience and maintained relationship with the Salt Spring
Island community. Only appropriate candidates will be contacted,
and must be available to travel to Vancouver for an interview.
For more information about the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then to apply, click on
Contact Us and then click our Employment Section.

ON-SITE CARETAKER NEEDED in the Kamloops area.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking to hire a retired or semi-retired
couple for a live-on-site caretaker position. Our caretaker will
be responsible for any needed day-to-day varieties of un-skilled
to semi-skilled maintenance and security needs of the property.
These will be mainly simple maintenance tasks including
inspection, repair of various buildings, operating small diesel
generators. This is a permanent full-time position that allows
for lots of flexibility in working hours. We have eight rental
cabins and a small number of campsites. The job comes with supply
use of one of our newer two bedroom suites for your accommodation
as well as we have wireless internet. Job duties will include
daily cleaning the wash house and rental units; manage small
store/office; need to perform general building maintenance and
custodial upkeep to include painting, basic plumbing, minor
carpentry, minor electrical repair such as changing light bulbs,
light fixtures, switches and ballasts; ensures cleanliness and
organization of maintenance buildings and areas such as
electrical rooms, shop, tool and equipment storage areas etc.;
grounds keeping maintenance including mowing, trimming, and any
other measures required to fully winterize facilities including
ice and snow removal, keep grounds free of rubbish and debris
(tools needed for all jobs will be supplied: riding mower, gas
weed eaters, etc.); may be required to operate various gas and
diesel powered equipment, power tools, hand tools while
performing repair and preventative maintenance of facilities and
grounds. Equipment must be tracked and monitored at all times and
any missing or non-working items are to be reported. Tools,
supply and equipment replacement requests are to go through
office management for approval. You will be expected to inspect
buildings, grounds, parking lots, roadways relative to safety and
security regularly, will be required to remove trash and
recyclables, will be required to sort and place materials, items,
inventory etc. on racks, shelves or in bins as directed, may be
directed to research and produce quotes for materials needed for
given work orders, will be directed to run errands, pick up
products and stock from area vendors, will be required to perform
monthly mileage/fluid checks on all SMK motor pool vehicles and
report deficiencies, report promptly to the manager any areas
that have need for major repair, maintain a regular check of
propane tank levels, septic and water systems, maintain the
necessary supplies and equipment to carry out regular daily work
and keep an appropriate inventory of them. Competitive wages will
be provided. To learn more and to apply, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

A 2,200 ACRE RANCH IN BOULDER COUNTY, Colorado is looking for a
caretaker to live on site in a two bedroom, one bathroom
rancher's cabin in order to maintain an on-site presence.
Occasional light housekeeping in the main ranch house and some
upkeep as needed on the Ranch. Can average up to four to five
hours/week in exchange for a free place to stay. The ranch is
only 15 miles from Estes Park. This would be perfect for a
retired couple or person looking for adventure in exchange for
free lodging. Looking for someone to start in early August, but
will discuss starting earlier if needed. If interested, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE DOG LOVERS needed in Boulder. I have two small pups that
need someone with them, home at night, and throughout the day.
They are suited for companionship; not being alone. I am going to
be out of town from September 9th - 18th and need someone to come
and stay with them. If you are interested in checking out Boulder
this would be great. Please text me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PART-TIME RANCH WORK AVAILABLE for cheap rent in Limon, CO. My
ranch has a flexible opening that would offer reduced rent on a
family house in exchange for part-time work. The rent price would
be dictated by the number of days that you can work. General
ranch work would be the main job here with a focus on ranch
maintenance. Outdoor pets only will be allowed at this time. We
are open to ideas and schedules. There is work available in the
neighboring towns for a spouse. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

DOMESTIC MANAGER/CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE in the Northern
Rocky Mountains (the property is an hour north from Fort Collins
and an hour south of Laramie). We have a small private family
ranch that is in need of a capable, hard-working, hospitable and
extremely trustworthy caretaker couple who are able to help take
care of many aspects of life here in the mountains with little
supervision. This a part-time residence for the owners, so you
will be at the property alone many times. The position (split
between the husband and wife) includes large and small animal
care and attention to detail on their health and wellness,
grounds-keeping and general caretaking, repairs of equipment as
needed, general handyman work as things need repaired, some local
snow plowing in the winter, and overseeing the house and property
when the owners are away. Your priority will be the property, the
house and the family. Housekeeping responsibilities for a large
living space (but not a lot of traffic), cooking (including meal
plan; preparation, serving, clean-up) for the owners, if
requested, when they are at the house and for the occasional
guest visits (personal and business guests), and shopping/errands
in town (keep house stocked with appropriate food/supplies as
needed). Qualified applicants will have experience with animals
(livestock and pets), grounds-keeping, caretaking, snowy winters,
and familiar with mechanical issues. Additionally, we are looking
for people who are polite, clean-cut, do not get drunk, smoke or
do drugs of any sort. There is a great opportunity for a
long-term position if you thrive in this environment. We would
like three professional references (if available) during the
interview process. The position includes a private
bedroom/bathroom with internet. You are welcome to eat with the
family when they are there, but otherwise you will provide your
own groceries. Requires valid driver's licenses. Background check
and drug testing possible. You will need a reliable 4WD/AWD
vehicle. Serious inquiries only. Salary will be $36,000 annually
(split between each person of the couple). Colorado/Wyoming
residents are encouraged to apply. Please email your bio and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED A HOUSE CLEANER for a cabin north of the Taylor Reservoir on
Matchless Mountain Road, between May and October. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CONNECTICUT

AN EXECUTIVE COUPLE based in Milford, CT seeks to hire an
experienced, conscientious, and capable domestic couple to manage
their home. Primary responsibilities will include maintenance of
the property, daily graces, and liaising and supervising with
vendors. The ideal couple will have past experience working in a
private home, be able to roll up their sleeves to handle a wide
range of tasks (housekeeping, laundry, events, etc.), and be able
to work independently. Generally a Monday through Friday
schedule, with some weekend and night hours needed when the
family entertains. Excellent compensation offered, depending on
experience, with a separate apartment on the property provided,
which accommodates two people. Please apply for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration (please fill out one
application per person). Must have at least three years of
experience working in private service. 

COSTA RICA

CARETAKER NEEDED in Costa Rica. Looking for a caretaker with auto
body repair experience for small jobs on an acre and a half of my
property. You can live the good life here. We have great weather
and great people! You must have a passport and pay your own
airfare to get here (the best airline pricing is from Spirit
Airlines). For more info, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a 185 acre Rainforest Preserve and
Organic Farm in Costa Rica. Must speak basic Spanish, be able to
coordinate volunteers and workers in animal, farm and land care.
For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND  

HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER needed in Dartmouth in the English county
of Devon. Two months of housesitting/caretaking needed over July
and August in a beautiful barn conversion with a small holding on
the coast of South Devon. As well as looking after the house, the
applicant(s) will also have to feed the animals in the
small-holding, and walk the dog. The animals in question are
seven ducks, two chickens, two sheep, two goats, and several
goldfish! As well as day-to-day upkeep, this role would suit
anyone, especially a couple with DIY/handyman skills. There are a
number of jobs around the property that need completing - laying
a small area of decking, building a shed, digging an allotment,
gardening - that would be ideal for someone with practical
outdoor skills. A budget will be made available for materials,
and all tools are on site. UK residents should apply with your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FLORIDA

RESPONSIBLE, SKILLED CARETAKER NEEDED for a private southwest
Florida coast property. Landscape and irrigation experience
required. Must be able to operate and possibly repair common
maintenance equipment. Interpersonal and communication skills
needed, with the ability to text or email. Compensation package
commensurate with experience, level of commitment and good fit.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RV SITE AVAILABLE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY on the East Coast of
Florida (30 minutes south of Daytona). Free site, water and
garbage, and up to $150 in electricity, in exchange for handyman,
woman or couple working 20 hours per week on the property. Full
hookup, 50 amp, provided. Some animal care involved. Feeding
ducks and fish. There is a bumpy road coming in, but it is
passable. RV's up to 38 feet have been here. If interested,
please send a note and references to email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Background checks will be done.

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER-WANTED. Seeking an honest, trustworthy,
non-smoking, non-drug using, quiet/peaceful, preferably vegan,
live-in housekeeper. Driver's license and fluency in English
preferable but not indispensable. I am a Real Estate Investor,
and Adjunct Professor at a local college who is neat, organized,
kind and respectful. This is an opportunity for a healthy, health
minded lady to live peacefully and securely without virtually any
distress. Lady shall have her own private bedroom, bath, study
area and use of premises for her considerate and respectful use.
Should be under 40 years of age to meet normal demands of full
housekeeper position in a distinctive and secure townhome with no
pets on a lake in Miami, Florida. Salary commensurate with
experience. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you. Take
care, Joseph

FRANCE

SUMMER DOMESTIC ROLE available for a couple in the South of
France. A remarkable summer opportunity exists to help run an
exceptional picturesque 10 bedroom historic private hamlet in the
Var in France, set in a beautiful national park. The job is for a
couple this year for five months between May and September - each
working around 40 hours per week, spread over 5.5 days.
Flexibility is a requirement. The house is not always busy, but
irregular summer entertaining means that helping with house
guests on holiday will be requested two or maybe two and a half
weeks per month. August may be marginally busier. The two roles
both consist of housekeeping and running the house to a
discerning standard and regular schedule. This includes cleaning,
shopping, errands and maintenance. Some cooking, food preparation
and meal management (but not service) on request, so a good
standard of kitchen skills would be ideal. Grocery shopping and
other local errands are a requirement. A local team of a
gardener, pool people, and weekly cleaners are already on hand.
The bed and table linen is laundered and pressed by the local
Blanchisserie. The garden may need some additional watering and
light occasional garden and the pool will need some attention.
Accommodation is provided in the hamlet in a separate furnished
two bedroom cottage with generous living space. Given the
extensive grounds and buildings, some good experience of
maintenance and handy-skills are a must. Enough French to get by
is important, but fluency is not required. Enthusiasm,
discretion, careful day-to-day attention to detail, and having
the ability to anticipate the household's needs are key. A couple
who are comfortable, flexible and confident when dealing with a
variety of people and challenges would suit the role well. A good
sense of the needs of guests (whether friends or VIPs) is
necessary, so candidates who are comfortable being in the
background, but with a light and open way of dealing with people
is a must. A vehicle will be provided for day-to-day errands. The
occasional airport pick-up may be required. The house is an hour
and 20 minutes from Nice Airport and 20 minutes from St Tropez.
To apply, please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA 

WANTED: A Resident Caretaker for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near
Augusta, Georgia in Appling, GA. This club in on beautiful
Clark's Hill Reservoir. The club is 14 acres and houses member
property including seven cabins, 25 campers, parking lot storage
and 125 cruising sailboats in slips and on moorings. The
successful candidate will live on the property in housing
provided by the club. Housing includes all utilities, internet
and furnishings. Duties include management and labor to maintain
the club property and the grounds. The pay starts at $30,000, but
could be more based on experience and qualifications. For more
information, please send an email to Jeff Annis at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and provide a resume or write a summary of
your experience and qualifications. An expanded position
description will be provided for those who inquire.  

HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Atlanta from June 1 through August
31. I enjoy my garden, which requires some help to maintain when
I am not here. The gardening should take about ten hours each
week. I also have one cat that will need to be cared for. My
three bedroom house including utilities is offered for no rent in
exchange for the gardening and caring for my home and cat. My
preference is for a single, non-smoking person, who is
financially secure and self-sufficient and loves cats. Please
email and explain why you might be interested in staying here and
at least three checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Once
I receive your email, I can provide more detailed instructions on
what to do with my cat, garden and home when I am away. Thank
you.

GREECE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED near Karterados. We are a small homestead with
gardens and animals with a surface of 3,000 square meters. We
cultivate a lot of fruit (about 20 trees: orange, mandarin,
apple, almond, olive, etc.), and vegetables. We have a lot of
chickens (about 100) as well as nine cats and four dogs running
around. Other than that, we try to produce a few organic products
such as tomato paste, dried tomatoes and figs and make our own
olives. My husband is a fisherman, so we have our own fresh fish
to eat. We speak Greek, English, French and German. We have one
room available for one to two volunteers, separate from our
house. We prefer people over 21 years old who would like to stay
for at least three weeks. Our house is located three kilometers
from the beautiful village of Karterados and only 200 meters away
from a quiet beach as we live on the non-touristic side of the
island. To get to the city you will need to walk one kilometer
along the beach to Monolythos, where you can get a bus to Fira,
the main city of the island (five kilometers away) or you can
easily walk. We would need some help in the garden (like
watering, weeding, planting...) as well as maintenance work and
if you like, you can help Panos as well, cleaning his nets from
fishing. Although it is important that you like dogs and cats. We
would need help from the Spring on. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are looking forward hearing from you.

HAWAII

RESPONSIBLE SKILLED COUPLE needed in Waipio Valley, Big Island.
Should have maintenance, carpentry, landscaping, repair and
cleaning skills. Three acres in a remote retreat setting,
riverfront, off- grid (solar/battery power). Phone and internet
via cellphone booster. Live in separate caretaker's quarters.
Owners don't live on the property. 20 hours per week (total for
two people) in exchange for boarding. Bananas, avocados, mountain
apple, coffee, papaya. Looking for a Positive attitude,
easygoing, and a level of commitment. A 4WD vehicle and
references are required. Please email your information and recent
photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII! Escape, and exchange your
environment for the tropics. We have a 2.25-acre estate in Kona.
It's in need of an individual with finish carpentry skills, light
plumbing and electrical, painting, and general maintenance
experience. This commitment is for a minimum of 90 days, but we
would prefer the position to run until prior to Christmas or just
after New Year's. The position is open as of May 15, 2019. If
hired, one can expect a round trip ticket from your nearest major
airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on the property, we will provide
you with private hi-end accommodations, maid service once a week,
occasional complimentary meals, and a negotiated stipend. Lastly,
we will occasionally give you free use of a vehicle to explore
the island. We are in one of the most beautiful parts of Hawaii,
and I believe in the world. The applicant must have his or her
own health and auto insurance coverage. This is a Work for Hire
position and does not imply employment. We are seeking a
self-motivated, organized, in shape and strong, and very tidy and
clean individual, who will work 30+ hours a week to upkeep our
estate. We are willing to train in our procedures, but you must
have experience and be proficient in the following areas: you
must be proficient and competent in using the following; saws
(miter, circular, jig, band, table, scroll, plunge circular, and
sawzall); multi-tool; Tenon and biscuit joiners; routers;
planers; drills and drill press; dremel tool; and sanders and
belt sanders. There are occasions where we have to do a little
sanding and painting, and pressure washing. In addition to the
use of the above tools, you would be responsible for the
maintenance and light repairs of the tools. A fully equipped
woodshop is onsite. We have over 50 different fruit and spice
trees and bushes, vegetable and herb gardens, and a acre
botanical garden with rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. It is
fabulous. We all work hard here, but believe in quality over
quantity. Our motto is; If you undertake a project, do it to your
fullest potential if not, don't bother We encourage good ideas,
creativity, and a team approach. The property has a panoramic
view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel
this position might be your calling, please give me a call to set
up an interview (I can do Skype and Face time) and please send me
your resume as well. All applicants will be subject to background
checks. No drug use, non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! You
may contact me, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Please
forward resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include the terms House of Kona, caretakers in the subject line
of your email. My response should be received within 48 hours.
Aloha and Manalo!

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Domestic Couple - Working for the ultra-wealthy: Michael and Mary
Younts
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Mike: Hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, snow shoeing,
writing, cars, motorcycles, aircraft and my beloved Jeep. Mary:
Hiking, biking, kayaking, knitting, cooking.
Quotes:  Wherever you go, there you are - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mike and Mary with the dogs on the Aspen property

	I'm not sure exactly how we arrived at the idea of being
caretakers, but once we started reading The Caretaker Gazette ads
for Domestic Couple positions working for the ultra-wealthy, the
hook was set. When we saw the kind of money that we could make,
the kind of places we could live and the fringe benefits, we knew
we wanted in.
	I'd spent a good part of my working life wearing a suit and
working in an office. I worked as an Account Executive for a
Video Production company, a Marketing Director, and I ran a
company that did animation. But the truth was - I never really
liked working in an office. I was always kind of a gearhead,
liked mechanical things and loved being outdoors. So in 1989 I
bought a coin operated pay telephone company which I ran for
eight years until cell phones started taking over. After that I
started a small used car dealership specializing in European
cars. I really loved tinkering with cars but when the economy
started going south it got harder and harder to make a go of it.
Eventually I closed the dealership and ended up with an inside
sales, cubical world job that I absolutely hated. In 2008 I lost
that job. But it turned out to be the best thing that could have
happened because it forced me to do some hard thinking about how
I wanted to spend the rest of my life. 
	My wife, Mary, had started and run a successful daycare
business. She'd done quite well with it and was making good
money. She loved working with kids and it was a good business.
But when the economy started going downhill she started losing
business as parents lost their jobs. It's hard work mentally and
physically and is very stressful - it was time to do something
new.
	So here we were, both in our late fifties and needing to
reinvent ourselves in the worst economy since the Great
Depression. At the time I kept seeing executives getting
multi-million dollar golden parachutes. I figured that if anyone
was going to survive the recession, it was rich people. In fact I
can remember joking that since we didn't get a golden parachute
ourselves maybe we could latch onto the ankles of someone who
did. And in fact, that's almost exactly what we ended up doing. 
	Once we decided what we wanted to do, the question was how. We
sent out a bunch of applications but weren't getting much in the
way of responses. The upper echelon Domestic Couple jobs are
generally handled by employment agencies and they flat out won't
talk to you unless you have a minimum of two of years experience
working in a wealthy household. We had the right skills and were
well suited for the job, but we couldn't get past the
gatekeepers. I'm pretty good at selling myself but we needed to
be able to deal directly with an employer.
	In January of 2009 an ad appeared in The Caretaker Gazette for a
Domestic Couple position in Aspen, Colorado that seemed perfect
for us. And it wasn't through an agency! We sent an application
right out, but got a nice note back that the position had been
filled. So we kept plugging away with applications but weren't
having too much success. About three months later the Aspen job
turned up in the Gazette again. We put in another application and
one day the phone rang - it was them! After some back and forth,
we were offered the job. It was an entry level job in both pay
and duties, but the important thing was we were in. If we did a
good job and hung on for a couple of years we could move up to a
better job. I'm not going to take any credit for us getting the
job, it boiled down to exceedingly good luck and I wouldn't even
rule out the possibility of divine intervention. We just happened
to have the right combination of skills and experience.
Surprisingly my wife's daycare experience was one - they had nine
dogs and figured if Mary could take care of kids she could take
care of dogs. The second was the fact we'd lived at high altitude
before. Their house is at 9,000 feet. The couple they'd hired
couldn't cope with the altitude and had left after three months.
So we packed up our car, and left our home in Grand Haven,
Michigan for Aspen. 
	The job included a free apartment - it was under the garage but
very nice and had the same Million dollar view they did. It was
fully furnished and came complete with everything. We just showed
up with our clothes. We had 400 channels of cable and they paid
the utilities. The house in Aspen was 8,000 square feet and was
quite a showplace. It's been featured in numerous magazines
including The Wall Street Journal. It was valued at $15 million
at the time and was full of art, antiques, furs, jewelry and who
knows what else. When they weren't there we were responsible for
everything plus their beloved dogs - we were definitely starting
out at the deep end of the pool. It was intimidating working in a
house like that. I never touched anything I didn't have to - some
little knickknack on an end table might well cost more than our
car. 
	It turned out to be a much more difficult and complicated job
than we could have ever imagined. The levels of complexity in a
house like that boggle the mind. Aside from the sheer physical
labor of caring for it inside and out, you have to understand how
it all works and know (or learn) about an incredible number of
subjects. On my end, it had three commercial grade boilers, snow
melt systems (roof and driveway), solar hot water, reverse
osmosis water filtration, drapes that open and close on a timer,
touch pads throughout the house that controlled HVAC, stereo
(inside and outside), satellite TV, a home theater, wine cellar
with temperature/humidity monitors and alarm, and lighting. I had
to know how it all worked and be able to find out what was wrong
when it didn't, which happened on a regular basis.
	Figuring out all this stuff out and keeping it working was only
half of it. I also had to schedule, supervise and deal with the
small army of outside contractors (when I couldn't fix it myself)
it takes to keep a place like this running smoothly. I put
together a team of contractors who understood the special needs
(at a price) of the homeowners and would get there quickly. There
were many perks to the job. The work load varied - at times we
were swamped, other times we had it pretty soft, especially when
they were out of town. Care of their dogs was a big part of the
job, and since they were show dogs they needed a lot of exercise
to stay in shape. We used to spend two to three hours nearly
every day walking the dogs. We'd start our day by loading up a
couple of dogs and taking them someplace nice to hike. Mary and I
love walking and hiking. We couldn't believe we were getting paid
to go hiking in such a beautiful place!
	We spent two years in Aspen and learned a lot. But we wanted to
be near our family in Michigan and started looking for jobs that
were closer. With two years under our belt we found job hunting a
lot easier. We ended up with three offers. The job we really
wanted (and got) was in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The house was
13,000 square feet plus a guest house, a three story boathouse
with ballroom, various outbuildings, and a 40x60 foot equipment
garage. There were 10 acres of mowed lawn with intricate
landscaping, four fountains, a pond, a beach, and ten acres of
woods, all to be maintained by me. The house was built in 1911
and was a mix of old and new, which adds another level of
complexity when it comes to maintenance. But it came with a big
pay raise, so we had no complaints. It was a gearhead's dream in
terms of toys. I had a new F250 work pickup with plow, a diesel
tractor, and all manner of equipment.

Michigan Home where Mike and Mary were Estate Managers

	They allowed me to load up with all new, professional grade
Stihl gear I had carte blanche to buy anything I felt I needed to
do the job. They had some fun cars that I got to drive like a
Mercedes S class, a classic Mercedes convertible and a brand new
Bentley. And they had their own jet which Mary and I got to get
on occasionally. 
	The job was a real learning experience and we added a lot of new
skills to our resumes. Mary cooked and we served at parties, I
was bartender, we helped put on larger events with 150 plus
people, and I played chauffeur in the Bentley. They liked how we
ran things and after a few months the job went from caretaker
couple to a true estate manager couple position. They asked us to
also manage their oceanfront estate in Florida. Mary and I began
spending more of our time managing other people who did the work
and I learned quite a bit about running an estate long distance
(with occasional visits). 
	After two years there, our current job essentially fell into our
laps. The house is 22,000 square feet, plus a pool house,
carriage house, and 3,000 square foot wine cellar. There are 20
acres of mowed lawn but there's a full-time groundskeeper, so I
have some help. Plus we got a big raise in pay along with top
notch health insurance. The owners have turned out to be the
sweetest people we've ever worked for and they treat us great.
One September they sent us to their vineyard in Napa for a week
to dog sit. They paid for the whole trip, had us stay in the
guest house, gave us lots of free wine, a new Jeep to use, and
told us to go have fun when we weren't watching the dogs. So I
suppose the moral of our story is that in spite of long odds it
is possible to re-invent yourself. I have to confess that there
was a time when I felt like I'd never have a decent job again and
now I have a new career that quite honestly has turned out to be
the best, most challenging and most satisfying job I've ever had.
Mary didn't realize how burned out she'd gotten until she got
away from the daycare business and in spite of working very hard
is finding her new role a very welcome change.
	The Domestic Couple business sure isn't for everyone - while the
job descriptions make it sound pretty easy, the reality is
anything but. At times we can't believe we actually get paid for
some of the things we do but the majority of the time it's the
hardest job either of us have ever had. I spend large amounts of
their money on a daily basis and in a typical year oversee six
figures worth of work, repairs, maintenance and improvements.
There are a lot of potential pitfalls. It's an odd combination of
menial tasks and huge responsibility. I might clean up dog dirt
one minute then hop in a Maserati, Bentley or classic 427 Cobra
to get gas or take it in for service. While driving cars like
that might sound like fun, it is until you come to the
realization something like a flawless Cobra is worth a million
bucks and if you screw it up you'd be out of a job. It's always a
bit of a high wire act, it's fast paced, high pressure, intense
and you're on duty 24/7 when the owners are in residence.
	While it may not be the job for everyone, the good news is if
you read The Caretaker Gazette, there are jobs that suit anyone's
interests and abilities. There are jobs in big cities, rural
places, full-time career type jobs, part-time laid back type
jobs, ranch or farm jobs, you name it. And you can work in exotic
locals all over the world. It's a wonderful lifestyle and our
only regret it that we didn't get into it sooner.

Mary on the porch of the Napa Vineyard Home

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS needed for a Coast Cleaning and
Environmentally Aware project in Reykjavik form August 26 to
September 3, 2019. This project is part of a series of camps
organized by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in cooperation with different
partners in the capital area of Iceland. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
works with the blue army, an organization dedicated to the cause
of coast cleaning; with Whales of Iceland, an exhibition of life
size models of whales and porpoises aiming at educating about the
lives of these animals and human impact on their existence, and
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX the organization in charge of waste
collection and management in the Reykjavik area. This camp allows
participants to learn about global and local environmental
issues, especially regarding ocean plastic pollution, as well as
to contribute directly to environmental protection by cleaning
the coastline. This project is based on similar projects around
the world, where outstanding results have been made with
volunteers. We aim to also host a public beach cleaning to get
locals to join us. The best way to help fight this is to clean
the coastlines, to avoid trash coming from the land entering the
sea and to pick up trash from the sea that has washed up on
shore. Participants will visit local projects focused on the
environment, such as a Geothermal power plant and have a guided
tour of the facilities via multimedia installations and
presentations to learn about Iceland's geothermal energy
utilization; and also a recycling center where a tour of the
plant is given and the activities are explained. This camp
combines learning, sharing, and cleaning some of the Reykjavik
shores, and having fun. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX participants will
stay in a house in Reykjavik. The facilities are basic with a
shower, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show
consideration for their companions. We will sleep in shared rooms
in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping
bag. We will receive food supplies and you will be in charge of
the cooking and cleaning activities. To learn more, please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MAINE

VEGETARIAN CHEF NEEDED in a small personalized historic home,
which is a yoga retreat in northern Maine. The position is May 21
- October 15/minimum one month stay/longer better! in exchange
for room board and yoga. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Be a part of our team. There are
opportunities for hikes, lakes and more! No drugs or alcohol
please. References please.

A COASTAL MAINE INN is looking for a dynamic duo for a
full-time/live-in position. Spend the season living on the water
in your own cottage. We have a team position available: Innkeeper
and Maintenance. Seasonal work for six months, May - November,
and get your housing on us! Glenmoor By The Sea, near Camden,
Maine, has 33 rooms total (cottages, Inn, Motel). Tennis, two
heated pools, fire pit, on site. Nearby hiking at the state
parks, sailing, beaches and more. We strive to create memorable
experiences for our guests with great customer service and
exceptional value. Summers are busy but we always try to mix in
some fun! We are looking for self-motivated, hard-working
individuals who are not afraid to take initiative to get things
done and continuously improve this beautiful property! Please
contact us today for full job descriptions and for more
information! Competitive wages based on experience. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

POSITION AVAILABLE starting July 1, 2019 to perform painting,
light carpentry on porches, wharfs, doors and windows on a family
island in Penobscot Bay, Maine. Limited solar electricity skills
desired. Other tasks will include building maintenance and
grounds upkeep: mowing, tree clearing, and path maintenance.
Boating skills aren't required but desired. Salary and benefits:
$1,200 per week for an approximately 40-hour work week, for a
four to six week period. Additional earnings possible for special
projects. A separate living structure will be provided. Couples
and families welcome. For inquiries, please send a text to the
following number: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

SEEKING A FULL-TIME FARMER OR FARM COUPLE to run a 40 acre farm
in Ipswich, MA. Responsible for overseeing the operation of all
farming activities including planning, managing, and tracking on
all associated tasks. The initial focus will be on raising the
existing hay fields to horse quality hay and managing an onsite
compositing operation. We follow sustainable organic practices
such as crop rotation and soil fertility management. Other
responsibilities may include other projects around the farm such
as: orchard, honey bees, laying hens, vegetable and flower
garden, and management of seasonal employees. The farm is
evolving and growing and we are looking for someone to leverage
their experience and passion in our team environment.
Communication skills and flexibility are critical. We brainstorm,
collaborate, and work as a team. This is a year-round salaried
position with beautiful onsite housing provided. Please send your
resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a live-in Innkeeper for our
11 room year-round property in Boston. As an Innkeeper and
Manager, responsibilities will include: being the face of the Inn
(i.e. you are everything that a guest may want), cooking
delicious breakfasts every morning, taking reservations,
processing check-ins and check-outs, ensuring rooms and common
areas are clean (you will be cleaning!) and just making sure
guests are happy! This position includes salary as well as
housing with utilities. This is an immediate opening. If you are
excited about the prospect of this life-style, would love to live
in Boston and this is in your DNA, please email your resume for
consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

SEEKING A CARETAKER TEAM. A private family-oriented hunting and
fishing club in Northern Lower Michigan is hiring a friendly and
hardworking caretaker couple team. The couple will live onsite on
our 1,500-acre property. We are looking for two people to fill
two positions. Responsibilities include meal planning, service
and clean-up for members and guests. Food service industry
experience is preferred, and should be able to comfortably
prepare and serve meals for 20 to 30 people. Additional duties
are building, equipment and grounds maintenance. Basic handyman
skills are a necessity and farming skills are a plus. Please
email your resume and contact information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Lanesboro, MN is looking for an
individual to live onsite with light caretaking duties. This
gorgeous Inn sits on 200 acres right in the heart of bluff
country. We have been featured in many magazines and on TV. This
is your opportunity to live in the beautiful countryside amidst
the gorgeous gardens and breathtaking views of the rolling valley
(bike trails, fishing and hunting). Must enjoy working with
people and like to cook. Carpentry, painting and/or lawn care
experience is a plus. Free lodging. No children or pets. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for a remote conservation-oriented MT ranch.
Live/work in the beautiful Centennial Valley, Montana for the
summer. Role: provide incredible guest experience through the
care and preparation of our rental properties. You will be the
primary person responsible for cleaning and laundry between guest
stays. Assist with a variety of organizational and
customer-service related tasks. Flexible, self-starters with
attention to detail and good communication are encouraged to
apply. Must be comfortable working on your own and living in an
extremely remote setting. 30 - 40 hours/week May 1 - Late
October. Salary, housing and vehicle provided. Please send your
resume and introduction to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE OFFERING A FULL-TIME SALARIED POSITION for a
caretaker/ranch hand that includes housing, utilities, ranch
truck and insurance. We are located 52 miles southwest of Dillon,
Montana. Our ranch borders Idaho. This isn't a cowboy position.
To apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to manage XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
this summer, 2019. We are a high-end Bed and Breakfast Lodge in
the mountains of Northwest Montana. We need a couple who will
take over the day-to-day management and operations of our Lodge
starting sometime in April and working it until the end of
September 2019. They would be taking care of both the guests and
the facility while enjoying the time and benefits that our place
has to offer. You can check out our place at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and if interested, email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEBRASKA

PET AND HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our large home in Papillion, NE
starting June 1 and lasting for most of the Summer. You will need
to watch over the place and our two dogs, Golden Retrievers. Both
are affectionate, healthy, and love to be walked. This is a
beautiful, peaceful place, with a pond, deck, a large room on
back with windows all around. This would be a great place for a
writer or painter. We are not far from Omaha and Halleck Park (a
recreation area in the heart of the city). Applicants must be
dog-lovers, not smoke or drink, not bring any other pets with
you, and not have any parties here. References required. If
interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

NEVADA 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a salaried, full-time
ranch/farm handyman/maintenance man for a Northern Nevada ranch
in Elko County. The job duties will include house and building
maintenance (i.e. light plumbing, carpentry, electrical, furnace
maintenance, interior and exterior building maintenance, roofing
and repair, sewer maintenance and repair etc. Housing, utilities
and work vehicle provided, as well as other benefits. Please send
your resume and work history and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

A NEW HAMPSHIRE PROPERTY is searching for a well-qualified,
experienced caretaker who is a self-starter, self-motivated,
enjoy working alone and outdoors in all seasons, and a person who
takes pride in all work that they do. Candidates must have
knowledge of building maintenance, opening and closing seasonal
cottages, equipment usage and their maintenance, landscaping
skills, and handyman skills. This position entails living and
working on the property, supervision of the property, and
security of the property and all of its buildings. Salary,
housing, and other benefits are available. Please send a resume
and the best contact information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
consideration.

EXPERIENCED PROPERTY CARETAKER needed. A New Hampshire Property
is searching for a very well-qualified, experienced caretaker who
is a self-starter, self-motivated, enjoys working alone and
outdoors in all seasons, and a person who takes pride in all the
work that they do. Candidates must have knowledge of building
maintenance, opening and closing seasonal cottages, equipment
usage and their maintenance, landscaping skills, sprinkler
operation, and handyman skills. This position entails living and
working on the property, supervision of the property, and
security of the property and all of its buildings. Salary,
housing, and other benefits are available. Please send your
resume and best contact information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
consideration.

NEW JERSEY 

COUNTRY LIVING AT IT'S FINEST! Come work and live on my farm and
the rent is free. Miscellaneous farm work, mowing,
string-trimming, snowplowing, etc. Must have equipment and
mechanical experience. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
details in New Jersey, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please leave
your name and phone number. 

NEW MEXICO

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DOG-SITTER/HOUSESITTER from the beginning of
May until the end of September (about 22 weeks, the exact dates
will be decided later) in Santa Fe. We have two big dogs that
cannot be left alone for more than a couple of hours at a time.
They love to go for walks, though separately and always on a
leash! Once a week they have dog training. Our house is located
just outside of town. There are a few amenities like sauna,
whirlpool, and open fire place. You will need to pay for your own
food and transport. You need your own car unless you are
satisfied to be taken along for shopping by our neighbors once a
week. If interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LONGTIME INNKEEPERS DESIRE TO STEP BACK but not out. We are an
established, award winning XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, NY, southern
Adirondacks/Lake George/Saratoga Springs area. We are seeking the
right person or couple to oversee the daily operation of our 12
bedroom Inn. The applicant(s) must have a willingness to learn
all aspects of the business and the reality of Innkeeping.
Abilities should include the knowledge of breakfast cooking, and
baking would be a plus. Applicant(s) should have the physical
ability to learn the Housekeeping/laundry end of the business and
to oversee and step in as needed. Must have good people skills to
handle check-in duties day or night. Computer knowledge and
social media knowledge a plus. A one bedroom apartment in the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX building is included. Please email your
resume and a statement why you would be right for this position
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FREE ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH OFFICE available in exchange for
being a part-time caretaker. Located on 81 gorgeous acres in
Munnsville, NY, with trout stream, and forests. Very private yet
convenient to amenities, and just minutes to Colgate, Hamilton,
and Morrisville Colleges. Non-smoker. Suitable for retiree,
artist-writer, or internet. One to two people, small pet. General
knowledge of maintenance, snowplow, ride-mower, basic plumbing,
carpentry a plus.  References, bio, and photo required. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

WE ARE LOOKING for a seasonal live-in Assistant Innkeeper in the
Hudson Valley from mid-April until November to take part in all
aspects of the business and performing tasks as necessary to
assure the highest level of customer service in the industry.
These include but are not limited to check-ins/outs, reservations
by phone or online, guest services, preparing and serving
breakfast, breakfast clean up, housekeeping, room turnovers,
marketing, assisting with private events when needed, assisting
in maintaining the exterior and mechanicals (minimum experience
needed as we have an engineer on staff), overseeing additional
staff and overnight on call availability five nights per week
(overnight on call is in exchange for housing). Please email a
brief cover letter that includes the date you are available to
start and a resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

HOUSEKEEPER AND ASSISTANT NEEDED in a busy touristic town in the
countryside, located 90 minutes from Christchurch, in the
Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island. Work for
accommodation/plus extra hourly pay. This position is available
ASAP in our Hanmer Springs motel. Must be able to stay for a
minimum of two months.  The work mainly includes reception in the
office and cleaning duties (making beds, clean kitchens and
bathrooms, dust and present the units for incoming guests). You
must be able to speak English fluently, and it is big bonus if
you can speak Chinese and have experience in the guest service
sector, with an eye for detail, as well as the ability to work in
a team. We are looking for someone to join us and live in our
office three bedroom townhouse with a great view. We have free
Wi-Fi, laundry, spa, BBQ and a cat named Tiger. Work with a
friendly backpacker team, and live on site in a shared house.
Total working will be 12 hours a week to cover accommodation.
There will be two to three days of work during the weekend. If
this sounds like you, please apply by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look forward to hearing from you.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN OUTGOING, ACTIVE HEALTHY person to join our
family in a rural area just an hour north of Auckland. We are a
young, fit and active family, with both parents being
self-employed. The area we live in is surrounded by beautiful
beaches, bush walks, a small village close by, and the larger
town of Warkworth just a 20 minutes drive away. Your main job
will be cleaning a small holiday cottage on our property (after
guests have stayed), basic housework and gardening around the
house during the day, and looking after our two young kids after
school during the week, and in the school holidays. You need to
be good with children, being able to play with them, but also be
a positive influence and have the ability to help with homework
etc. We have a boy (8 years) and girl (6.5 years), both at
school, very outgoing, happy, confident kids. We will provide
full board including all meals, your own good sized bedroom with
king size bed, shared bathroom with the kids, the use of a car,
Wi-Fi, and the flexibility to find other local paid work (such as
restaurant work) as long it doesn't interfere with your household
duties. You will only be required during the week, so weekends
will be free for you to travel or to get a paid job at the local
village which has restaurants and cafes. 20 hours work per week
covers board and food, any hours over this would be paid. We lead
an active, healthy lifestyle, we love the outdoors and make the
most of the beautiful local beaches. We live in a rural setting
surrounded by native bush and farmland, and have a number of
animals, including a dog, two cats, chickens and sheep. We are
close to Matakana Village and beautiful beaches including Omaha,
Pakiri and Goat Island. The successful applicant needs to be over
20, honest, fit and healthy, non-smoking, active and enjoy the
outdoors, and have a good sense of humor. You must be able to
clean and do housework to a high standard. Also must be okay with
animals. You will need a driver's license and be confident
driving in NZ. Please contact Clair with any questions, and if
suitable we will set up an interview. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you wish to ask any questions or chat
about the job. Thanks.

NICARAGUA

TRAIL GUIDE AND B&B HOST needed in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
We are looking to hire a Horse Trail Guide and Host for Small
Eco-Lux Guest Ranch in Nicaragua starting immediately. We are an
intimate solar powered Guest Ranch offering guided horseback
tours with four rooms for overnight guests. Be sure to check out
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to acquaint yourself with the
ranch. What we are looking for: you must be a very experienced
rider with a good knowledge of western riding, you should also
have basic knowledge of horse healthcare and natural
horsemanship, you have experience in hospitality and enjoy
hosting international guests, you love people and would enjoy the
role of ranch host, and you can drive a manual shift vehicle.
General responsibilities including daily errands to town and
pick-up and delivery of guests. You should have intermediate
Spanish, be very comfortable in nature, and be interested in
exploring a sustainable, off-grid lifestyle. You should be
well-traveled and comfortable living in a foreign culture.
Ideally this is not your first time to Central America. You
should enjoy photography. We will provide you with a travel
allowance and room & board. To apply, please forward your bio and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE near Asheville for an individual or
couple. A small rural community is seeking a reliable,
hard-working person for a part-time position as a
caretaker/gardener/landscaper for seven acres of community land,
plus assistance with individual homestead projects. Knowledge of
permaculture principles, organic pest and weed management,
orchard care, and tool care appreciated. A good match would enjoy
building a resilient life and would renew through contact with
people and natural elements. Compensation includes an attractive
apartment with all utilities, plus a monthly stipend and plenty
of garden produce. References checked. No drugs or alcohol. 
Please send your questions, interests and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed in Corapeake, NC. I need someone to
take care of my house and dogs (I breed Great Danes) while I
work. You would have a private room and bath, full run of the
house, washer/dryer/dishwasher; everything that is needed for the
house and dogs, food, Wi-Fi, and I can even put satellite
reception in your room. For this I expect the house to be kept
tidy, dogs fed and watered and let out of the house, care of any
puppies that are in the house, outside pens cleaned up every day,
and the outside yard taken care of during the growing season. We
are located in Corapeake NC just south of Suffolk VA, a stone's
throw across the North Carolina line. I will not tolerate
drugs/alcohol/drama or smoking in the house. Please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your phone number and let's talk if you
think you might be a good match for this position. You will be
treated like part of the family.

OKLAHOMA

GROUNDSKEEPER/CARETAKER NEEDED in Durham, OK. Have you ever
wanted to live in the peaceful country environment? This could be
your perfect opportunity. We are looking for a
groundskeeper/caretaker. Our property is located in rural Western
Oklahoma. Private housing and utilities are included at no cost
as part of salary. Duties include maintaining lawns, multiple
lawn irrigation systems, tree care, in-ground swimming pool,
wildlife feeders, dwelling, and the barn and fence located on the
absentee owner's private grounds. Also, some general repair and
maintenance, grounds keeping, and handyman projects would be
required on other dwellings, barns and grounds located throughout
the acreage. Would also be required to maintain equipment
pertaining to these duties. Applicants should have experience in
landscaping, underground sprinkler systems, tree care, general
plumbing, carpentry and mechanics. Must be a non-smoker, have a
valid driver's license, communicate in English, be able to lift
75 lbs., valid to work in the U.S., be dependable, work
efficiently and willing to submit to a background and drug test.
Please provide your resume with your work history and a minimum
of two references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEARCHING FOR A RANCH HOME CARETAKER COUPLE in Southern Oklahoma.
Must be a mature live on-site couple. The ranch provides a
beautiful caretaker home with paid utilities. Salary based on
experience. Need to have advanced culinary skills. General
housekeeping, and general and grounds maintenance skills also
required. Must be non-smokers. This is a long-term position.
References from previous employers required. We prefer at least
one to two years of experience. Please forward your bio and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

LIVE AND WORK IN THE OREGON WILDERNESS! As the Facilities
Assistant for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, you are responsible for
maintaining and upgrading the education facilities at Jawbone
Flats alongside the Facilities Manager. As a team of two, there
are times that you are solely responsible for all systems and
buildings while the Facilities Manager is out. This is a
residential position, and you will live on-site in private
cabin-style housing provided by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. For more
details on the place and the position, please visit our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX To apply, please send a cover letter and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RHODE ISLAND 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX RESTAURANT in Narragansett is looking for a
General Manager couple for our 16 room boutique hotel who can
direct, assist, and manage our full staff with all hotel and
restaurant daily activity. F&B/hospitality experience,
understanding or ability to learn (with training) all POS and
Reservation systems, and oversee daily operations. This includes
exceptional interpersonal and delegation skills, polished
telephone and email skills, computer and organizational skills,
some housekeeping and maintenance skills, and the abilities to
multitask, take initiative, and to employ situational thinking.
This is a hands-on job, but there is a great team in place who
needs a couple to take the lead. Compensation includes a
competitive salary, living accommodations, and paid vacation.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER needed. A capable and professional
housekeeper is required for a large country home on a rural
estate in stunning Angus. A friendly, responsible and trustworthy
person is needed. The successful candidate will be responsive and
efficient. They should be comfortable working alone and as part
of a team, as necessary, with oversight for the smooth running of
the house. The house is a baronial mansion with 13 bedrooms over
three floors. It is an informal and friendly family home with
four adults and two children over three generations in permanent
residence, living over two households. Other family members and
friends visit regularly. Duties to ensure a smooth running of the
household include general cleaning, tidying and upkeep of the
home including care of antiques, silver and fabrics, laundry and
ironing, help hiring and managing a part-time cleaning employee,
setting the wood stove and fires, managing the supply of logs,
occasional food preparation - from family meals to help with
formal dinners, table setting and occasional table service,
dealing with tradesmen, reporting maintenance issues to
appropriate estate staff, have alarm and fire systems knowledge
with an awareness of house security, and overseeing, monitoring
and management of the biomass heating system to ensure it is
fueled and working efficiently. Live in accommodation is a two
bedroom self-contained flat within the house. It is possible a
second role is available on the estate for a partner with the
right skills. Please apply with your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SPAIN

HELP NEEDED. We are a couple living on land next to the Natural
Park (30 minutes from Granada). Our land is composed of an
organic garden, some fruit trees (almonds, nuts, walnut, and
apple trees) and chickens. We live in a stone house and there are
three tree huts and a tipi around for rent to our guests
(members), since we are an association. We have built the tree
huts, a greenhouse and accommodate a gypsy caravan (like a
kitchen and saloon). At the moment, we need one helper to work on
our land, gardens, with the trees, and taking care of the
chickens, dog, cat, fishes and rabbits. We'll also need help with
the tree huts and bathroom cleaning. We're looking for people
speaking Spanish. We ask for four or five hours of work a day,
six days per week. We offer accommodation and meals (and a bike).
The helper will live in an individual room with an independent
entrance. He/she will share toilets and the outdoor kitchen with
guests. Our village is 30km from Granada and has two restaurants,
but no shops or banks. We can drive you to Granada once a week or
join us when we have to go. We ask for two weeks minimum of help!
You can take nice walks around, and there is a waterfall and
stunning views over the mountains. We speak Spanish, French and
English but we ask for Spanish speakers to call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SWITZERLAND 

ALLROUNDER needed for a small mountain hotel. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small family run hotel in the heart of
the Berner Oberland, in the Swiss Alps. Beside the hotel rooms we
run a bar/restaurant with 30 seats and a busy terrace. We are
looking for someone to support the manager in covering reception,
kitchen back-up, and housekeeping and bar work; all the roles
involved in running a small 11 bedroom hotel. Beside that we are
also looking for someone who likes cooking and feels confident to
provide a set evening meal for our guests. We have a small team,
so we expect everybody to be hands on, which means gardening from
time to time, too. We pay Swiss salaries, tips are shared
equally, and full board and accommodation will be provided. We
are looking for those who are keen to enter the hotel profession
or have experience already and who have the personality to work
in a social environment. The customer staff relationship is a key
part of our family run hotel. We look for positive ambitious
staff with a proactive attitude (must have a European Passport).
We also provide a detailed reference for further employers at the
end. Please note the hotel is in a remote village high in the
Alps, great for Nature, but not for a Party! The hotel is owned
by David Waterhouse from London, so interviews would be in
Vauxhall in April 22 - 26. Your first language should be German
or English (most guests are from USA, Switzerland, Germany and
the Netherlands but also from the UK). The summer season starts
on the 20th of May. We look for someone to start around the 18th
of May, or from the beginning of June. The contract finishes in
September or October. For more information visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then if you are interested, please send
us an email with a short resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

WORKING COUPLE NEEDED for a Recreational Ranch in the Texas Hill
Country in Concan, TX. Responsibilities include grounds
maintenance, repairs, housekeeping and providing hospitality
services for our family when present. Hospitality services may
include preparing, serving and cleaning up meals for a maximum of
16 people per day. Experience with minor carpentry, electrical,
plumbing and small engine repair is preferred. Experience with
the restaurant/hotel/resort/B&B is a plus. Compensation includes
a three bedroom private home, utilities, satellite, Wi-Fi,
medical insurance and salary commensurate with experience. Paid
vacation provided after a probationary period. Important
qualities and characteristics include for this full-time job:
self-motivated, friendly, ability to complete work without
supervision, reliable, honest, hardworking, and organized.
Primary responsibilities will include: lawn and grounds
maintenance, general cleaning and maintenance of large home, care
of swimming pool, guest services cleaning up common areas during
booking, preparing and serving meals, maintenance of tractors,
vehicles, lawn equipment, etc. Specific requirements include: a
driver's license, willingness to be drug tested as needed, and
the ability to pass a background check. Pets may be allowed based
on circumstances. Interested? Please send a cover letter and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed on a large rural ranch in South Texas in
Encinal in Webb/La Salle Counties. An unfurnished three bedroom,
two bath home and ranch truck will be provided. Must have
knowledge of cattle, horses, ranch equipment including tractor
and shredder, water line maintenance, mechanical, and minor
electrical issues. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER, GROOM, HORSE EXERCISER needed for a private 310 acre
ranch in Lipan, TX. You must have the following experience,
qualifications, a clean background, and a valid Texas driver's
license, and social security card. Other than a family ranch, you
have lived on and worked full-time caring for horses, cattle,
dogs, and cats, tractor work, mowing, fence repair, general
maintenance of equipment and property. Must know how to load and
haul horses and cattle, and recognize sickness, injury, and
emergencies regarding animals. Be able to administer medications
- maintenance, routine and emergency. You do not need to ride for
this job, but must have expertise with exercising, lunging,
bathing, grooming, and tacking horses. A one bedroom/bath private
furnished apartment, utilities, satellite, Wi-Fi, washer and
dryer will be provided. Salary to be determined, and a yearly
bonus provided. Workers compensation, and health insurance
provided after 90 days. A ranch truck is available for ranch
errands. You will have off on major holidays, however, the
majority of days off are during the week not weekends as we are
gone many weekends. Five days and nights on, two days off. You
will get paid vacation time. For more info please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

HOUSESITTER NEEDED this Spring. We are a responsible couple with
three cats living in Grafton, a small town in Windham County (10
minutes from Chester, VT). We are looking for a housesitter from
May 1 - June 30, 2019. We have a beautiful home overlooking an
apple orchard, in a quiet residential area, with a large deck,
private, one story ranch home with four available bedrooms and a
large living, dining, kitchen area, with garage, etc. Please
email Joe if you are interested at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LEAD HOUSEKEEPER ON A BEAUTIFUL FARM needed at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Hartland, Vermont. We are looking to hire
someone with high standards to clean our cabins, manage the
laundry, and ensure that all cabin supplies are maintained. Over
time, this person may take on additional responsibility on both
the cabin and farm side to increase his or her compensation. We
provide free housing, internet, and all utilities in a small
furnished studio apartment with private entrance, kitchen, and
bathroom. The studio apartment has a beautiful view of the
Vermont Mountains. You will have access to amazing farm produce,
fresh eggs, and artisan cheese subject to availability. In
addition to free housing, starting pay for the first six months
will be $8.50/hour. After a successful first six months, we will
offer a raise, bonus, and paid vacation depending on performance.
You must be physically capable of pulling the cleaning cart with
supplies, equipment, and laundry between the various buildings in
all weather conditions. The ideal candidate will enjoy living on
a beautiful farm, meeting new people and is interested in taking
advantage of all the attractions, good food, and activities this
area has to offer (see our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
"Things to do"). Please send your resume and a letter of interest
(no phone calls please) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING CO-MANAGERS FOR A HOLISTIC ECO-RETREAT Center, Organic
Farm, and Conscious Community in Vermont. Year-round residential
position co-managing a stunning, secluded, 120 acre organic
homestead and retreat center, with ponds, gardens, trails, woods,
fields, and hills. Vegetarian, spiritually oriented community of
three to six residents focused on personal growth, meditation,
and conscious communication. Requires integrity, self-discipline,
clean living, commitment to self-awareness and health - plus
skills in business management, digital marketing, homesteading,
building maintenance, housekeeping, cooking, retreat hosting,
directing interns, and community living. Includes private cabin,
food, utilities, internet, $500/month starting, plus long-term
opportunity for profit sharing and business co-ownership. Couples
welcome. Cannot accommodate children, dogs, pot smoking, debt, or
addictions. To learn more please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

STAY IN A SUNNY, BRAND NEW STUDIO APARTMENT attached to the main
house in Jamaica, Vermont from May 10th - June 21st, 2019. This
is a smoke free space, with smoking permitted outside only.
Caretaking duties include: grass and yard maintenance, trash and
recycling removal, Airbnb caretaking including: laundry,
trash/recycling removal, compost to chickens, and cleaning the
tiny house rental if the cleaner is unavailable. Feed and
interact with animals - two well-behaved cats and 50+ chickens.
Interested parties should forward a brief biography, references,
and a picture of yourself or couple to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A MARRIED COUPLE with their own RV to work
with our current full-time caretaker and manager. Their help is
needed from May through September. We are a non-profit Christian
camp. The camp is on the east Fork of the Lewis River, located 15
minutes north of Battle Ground, WA on Lucia Falls Road. The
facility is 60 acres with a lodge cabins, chapel, dining hall,
and other buildings. This is a volunteer position with a RV spot,
and full hookups provided with 50 amp service. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/CARETAKER couple for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in Arlington, Washington, on about
6.9 acres of property. The key themes of local pioneer life,
logging and farming are woven into many of the museum displays.
We also have a series of outbuildings for acquisitions too large
to display in the museum, including printing presses, tractors,
trucks, and early farming machines. The museum is open three days
a week and frequently hosts special tours and other community
events throughout each year. We need a full-time property
management/caretaker couple to be responsible for the daily
on-site management of the appearance, cleanliness and security of
the Museum, Pioneer Hall, outbuildings and grounds - including
administration of all rental activities. This will include
routine lawn mowing and grounds maintenance; light janitorial
duties; able to lift up to 70 pounds; daily trips up/down
multiple stairs and walking the grounds (unassisted); purchasing
necessary maintenance supplies (reimbursed); English language
proficiency; making, being present for and managing rental
appointments; explaining and administering rental contracts;
collecting and accounting for rental deposits and fees; rental
record keeping; enforcement of property and rental rules; routine
hazard mitigation; general security and initial response for fire
and intrusion alarms; writing reports when required. As our
daily, on-site Agents, you (each) must have professional
appearances and demeanors, excellent interpersonal communication
skills, current driver's licenses and no criminal records. Free
on-site living quarters are provided (an unfurnished 1,200 sq.
ft., two bedroom apartment), with basic utilities included.
However, there are no pay or health insurance benefits, so you
must have an existing outside source of income to cover your
personal expenses (retirement, Social Security, etc., or other
employment that will not conflict with the daily property
management/caretaker duties). This position is year-round (not
seasonal), with two weeks of vacation per year. As our current
property managers/caretakers are planning to move out of state,
this position is estimated to be vacant/available in April (or
later) 2019. To apply, a resume and cover letter should be mailed
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA

SEEKING A CARETAKER FOR PROPERTY OVERSIGHT and paid cleaning and
chores in Capon Bridge, WV in eastern Hampshire County - free
apartment, utilities, internet and more. Details and photos are
available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please click on About Us then
click on Business Opp's and then click on the Caretaker document.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

A RETIRED EXECUTIVE COUPLE with a waterfront summer home in a
Southeastern Wisconsin resort city is seeking an experienced
Property Caretaker Couple to live on and care for their property.
The estate owners are long term employers who use the residence
throughout the summer and early fall. The home is well staffed
and used for family and social events. The ideal candidates will
be mechanically inclined and experienced with sophisticated
mechanical and IT systems, be able to prepare healthy meals for
the couple and guests, have strong organizational and
administrative skills and have successfully managed vendors and a
staff. A separate, newly remodeled apartment on the property will
be provided along with a competitive compensation and benefits
package. Flexible start date. Please apply for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Only qualified candidates
will be contacted.

WYOMING

INNKEEPERS/MANAGERS NEEDED for a historic 20 room hotel with
restaurant and bar. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a beautiful historic
western hotel with 20 recently remodeled rooms, a large western
bar with dance floor, live music and pool tables, a steak house
that seats 70 and a cafe that seats 50. The property is located
in Afton, Wyoming, a small western town two hours south of
Yellowstone National Park, with great hiking, fishing, hunting,
river rafting, snowmobiling, boating and skiing. The bar and
restaurant has a local clientele in addition to the hotel guests
that come from all over the world. Compensation can include an
apartment for the manager, salary based on experience and a bonus
based on performance. Applicants should be physically active and
have experience as a chef, restaurant manager and bar tender. To
apply, please submit your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Disabled veteran seeks a secluded property with dwelling for two
persons plus dogs near Nashville, TN. Exchange security presence
for rent/partial rent. I raise Labradors. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature female looking to live on site and caretake your home.
Very fit and capable. I have been a homeowner my entire life. I
have background checks from city, state and federal. I worked in
the criminal justice field. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A former Hospitality Professional embarking on a career in
Caretaking. Allow me to take care of your home/Inn and the
responsibilities that go along with it in NY, NJ, CT, PA, RI or
MA. Lots of hugs for your pets included! I bring hotel,
homeowner, renovation, restoration, maintenance, project
management and pet care experience to you, always with a
commitment to serving others. I have always dreamed of running a
Bed & Breakfast and love to cook and entertain for guests in my
home. I'm your gal! If more than 60 miles from my home, lodging
needed for myself, my cat and my very small dog. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello, Larry Smith here, country born and raised, military
volunteer veteran honorably discharged, Graduate of Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University and formerly licensed by FAA Airframe and
Power Plant certified to maintain all aircraft save the Space
Shuttle. Founded and owned Dynamow Lawn and Landscape (design,
installation, and maintenance) for twenty years followed by ten
years as Vehicle Logistics Contractor. Well-traveled, embracing
many cultures, reader (non-fiction, American and Russian History,
Nature, Wildlife, Geography, Travel) Conservationist, sometimes
writer, philosopher and poet. The better (much better) half is my
lovely wife Genny; college graduate, gifted educator, multi
lingual, dual citizenships. Not to be left behind is our gifted
home schooled seven-year-old daughter and our three-year-old son,
both well behaved and respectful whom we know deserves the
exposure of other nations and other cultures. As for us, the
opportunity to drink in lovely scenery, tranquility and ambience,
to open our hearts to new friends would provoke a strong security
presence, the observation and preservation for the things you
treasure as a museum piece and a delicate footprint is called for
when stewarding for others. We are non-smokers and it is assured
that parties, drugs, alcohol, and loud music are not our
lifestyle and that the passing of the deepest background check
and being neighborly, respectful and compassionate is.
Confidentiality is second nature to us; the business of others
remains their business. We prefer long-term/extended/repeat
assignments the better to immerse in local culture; any spot on
the globe will be considered. Superior references available.
Warmest Regards, Larry. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Life Coach (French/English), Retreats On The Path, SPA Estate
Manager/Massage Therapist in Palm Springs CA will relocate.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A mature professional couple is seeking a housesitting or
property caretaking position in the San Francisco Bay Area. San
Francisco, Marin, South Bay as well as the Monterey Peninsula
areas. We will consider all types of housing. We have pet care,
gardening and technical skills experience. Excellent references
available. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.
Thanks.

Astoria, Oregon area including Southwest Washington. Caretaker
position desired by a Maritime professional and his wife. Have
experience with livestock, equipment, and maintenance of same
including structures. Wife possesses an Animal Science degree and
is a talented office manager. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

School Teacher seeking a housesitting/caretaking position in the
Berkshires, MA area. Have pet/horse/stock experience. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Highly qualified Housesitter/Petsitter available. I am a
semi-retired accountant who works remotely, you must have
excellent cell phone and internet reception :)  I am also a pet
lover and dog walker. I have had my own animals, a 26-year-old
cat and two other 14 years old cats that recently passed on the
same day and a Rottweiler that was a problem rescue. I have dealt
with it all. I also ran bed and breakfasts and hotels. I am open
to any time frame anywhere, I have no kids or grandkids no more
pets, just wanderlust. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

60-year-old fit woman with 25' trailer seeking situation on
property preferably Nevada County, CA. Northern Placer
considered. Have horse and livestock, pet, vegetable gardening
and landscaping skills. References provided. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Recently early-retired Boeing employees couple with a clean
background, seeking a Caretaker position, salaried, on-site. We
have two small French bulldogs that are part of our family. We
have 10 years experience as salaried estate managers on a 45 acre
property with a 10,000+ sq. ft. home, horses, children and pets.
All general maintenance skills for common issues such as
plumbing, carpentry, flooring, HVAC, pools, etc. Occasional
cooking with extensive Gluten Free knowledge base if needed.
Looking for a peaceful setting and informal household. We love
kids, pets, the arts and the outdoors. Please text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for hobby info. 

Warm hearted mid-30's Caretaker/Certified Butler seeks the next
great adventure! Professional yet approachable with a keen eye
for detail and love of keeping a clean, warm and welcoming home
ready at a moment's notice. No task too large or small, whether
crafting a sumptuous cocktail or repairing that squeaky door, I
enjoy the challenge! Experienced in estate, vehicle, and fine art
and clothing maintenance. Event planning, travel logistics, pet
and elder care come naturally. Passion for creating holistic and
stress free environments, specialized diet and health regimens.
Utah preferred as I have partial family responsibilities, however
I am open to discussion! Looking forward to your inquiries.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver position. A retired San
Francisco professional tailor, age 60, seeks a job position,
preferably in California's Central or North Coast. Excellent
references, resume available for a long-term, permanent
housesitting position. Seeks a live-in caretaker/caregiver job/on
site security guard, 30 years experience, handyman, pet sitting,
light maintenance, light gardening, light food prep and cooking.
Can run errands in town and country with my Ford van. I have a
current driver's license, with car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug
free. Quiet, able bodied, and reliable. Clean, quiet living
quarters must go with above position. Available immediately. "The
caretaker with the caring touch". Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, Experienced Ranch Management Couple ready to tackle their
next challenge, managing your Heritage Ranch, Vacation Property,
Corporate Retreat or Estate. With over 40 years of varied
experience ranging from management of Val Kilmer's 12,000 acre
Pecos River Ranch to a 150 acre Gentleman's Ranch in Central
California, including management of a Historic Jackson Hole Guest
Ranch, we are now investigating other avenues. His resume
includes experience as a Licensed Wyoming Professional Outfitter,
Member of The Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association Board of
Directors, ORVIS Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide as well as 40 years
"a horseback", successfully managing herds in size from four to
120 head. Show Barn (Dressage/Western Pleasure) Experience.
BLM/USFS/NPS Lease/Permit experience. Permitted Naturalist, Grand
Teton National Park. Solar/Alternative Energy Experience. She has
experience in the Medical Supply Chain Management Field, Supply
and Logistics as well as developing successful Food Service and
Housekeeping Management Policies. Currently managing the Owners
Estate that supports a 65 square mile Private Game Preserve.
Prefer the Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Rocky Mountain corridor.
Available Spring 2019. Please send confidential inquiries to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
 
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 	Over the decades many of our advertisers and subscribers, both
property owners and caretakers/housesitters, have discussed their
healthcare situation and possible insurance options/alternatives
with us. We recently dropped our current medical insurance when
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deductible. We switched to a $354 per month healthcare program
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For Sale: Unique property with ocean view on the South Pacific
Coast of Costa Rica. If your dream is to live in the tropics, run
your own bed and breakfast, have your own organic garden, or
eco/green mini-resort, hostel or simply own your own piece of
paradise it will be hard to find a better place to do it or a
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by volunteering at state parks or wildlife refuges? Workers On
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West Valley Island Cultural Festival Announces Availability of
Sponsorship Opportunities. The next festival takes place in
October 2019 in Surprise, Arizona. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email Sponsors XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with any questions. Thanks.

Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
interesting books all about half a century on horseback. 2005,
was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
ranch named the DK Ranch. After nearly fifty years there as a
cowhand, I had advanced as their chief honcho. During the start
of the year 2005, the handwriting on the wall began and the books
closed on this historic steer and horse ranch. I sadly, then,
became my pen-name, The Last DK Cowboy. Read stories of true
happenings during our daily work. Happily chasing steers over the
open range while aboard bronco horses we were trying to make into
usable cowponies. Join me by enjoying these true tales and later
in the other books describing a rewarding, exciting life among
wild cattle and wilder cowhands. Ridin out in Arizona's
beautiful, natural scenic wonders. These true tales, although
unusual, are just as I recollect them. To all those who have ever
dreamed of being a cowboy, here's your chance to ride along with
me as your side-kick and saddle pard. You can view an
entertaining introduction with many colored pictures at
www.lastdkcowboy.wordpress.com

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