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THIS IS OUR 225th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       


Published since 1983          Volume 38, Number 3       

May/June 2020        ISSN 1074-3642  
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 31 states
and 18 countries
Caretaker Profile
Ranch Caretaking - Do You Have What It Takes?
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette



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 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 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. Thanks.


IF THERE IS A PLACE in your mind's eye that can clearly picture
the perfect Alaska - and you yearn for it - then you should
consider working for us. It is all here on the Kenai Peninsula,
exactly as you pictured it: hundreds of square miles of
impossible beauty and bounty; a seemingly endless expanse of
rolling forests, mountain meadows, hidden lakes, whispering
streams, turquoise glaciers - and all of it teeming with rare
species of North American wildlife ... including some of the
largest game fish on earth. Maintenance is one of the most
important aspects of our resort. We are looking for people with
various skills. Problem solvers a must. Ability to work on a
deadline, often long hours on a great team. Maintenance Manager -
manage other maintenance staff and organize and run daily shuttle
schedule. Strong background in vehicle/equipment maintenance and
people skills required. "Can do" attitude a must. Ability to
organize/prioritize and complete projects required. Vehicle
mechanic and maintenance - varied, strong background in auto and
other maintenance required. Able to replace motors. Outboard work
a big plus. Grounds maintenance - lodge and surrounding property
maintenance. Good work ethic and ability to work long hours with
a smile a plus. Many of our guides and other managers began here.
To apply before April 30, please email your resume and references
to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Alaska
Opportunity” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.


AN ARIZONA HIGH COUNTRY RANCH has an immediate long-term
opportunity for a couple. The ideal couple candidate must be
honest, reliable, self-starters with a solid work ethic. Good
communication skills including email and text is a must! Duties
include care and management of livestock (horses and cattle),
mending pasture fences, water management, checking pasture gates;
care of the ranch property including grounds maintenance and
ranch road upkeep; maintenance of trucks, tractor and equipment.
Skills and knowledge required: Experience with horses and cattle
a must. Maintaining and operating ATV’s, skid steer, and
trailers; welding; fixing fence; basic plumbing, electrical, and
carpentry. Compensation includes a salary plus a furnished two
bedroom, two bath apartment with utilities, ½ beef a year, and
use of a F350 truck. You may have your own dog and horse. You
must be a non-smoker with a valid driver’s license and willing
to do a drug test. Serious applicants only should respond to


Dear Gary: Could I put a note in the Gazette warning people about
smokers. We had a caretaker who disobeyed our non-smoking policy
and smoked in his bedroom. My parents are old and were too afraid
of conflict to put their foot down about it, so they put up with
the smell of smoke for the several months he was with them. It
took us a month of scrubbing the walls and carpet to get the
smell of cigarette smoke out of the room, and we had to throw the
mattress away because it was beyond repair, it stank so bad of
smoke. Star D., Troy, NY

Dear Star, thanks for writing. I wish you could have
interceded on your parents’ behalf and had a strong talk with
this caretaker. We also recommend putting all such policies in

Hi Gary, with the coronavirus spreading around the world right
now, I'm not sure if I should renew my subscription and start
contacting some of your property owners advertising for
caretakers. What do you think? Sally H., Detroit, MI

Hi Sally, thanks for writing. We continue to receive ads daily
from property owners who are looking for property caretakers and
housesitters for their homes and properties. In nearly every
situation, private housing is provided for the property caretaker
or housesitter and, in most cases, the property owner is not even
on the property at the same time. We’ve heard many positive
things from our subscribers who've continued to take these
positions, including how living rent-free on a property can
relieve economic and social stress and offer a nice change as
they are busy on the property and, in some cases, with the pets
or animals they care for.

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 broadcast, I received a great response 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. Please keep in touch and
let us know how things work out for you.

Dear Gazette folks, we have already received several offers from
our Situations-Wanted ad that we ran in your Gazette. While none
of them are exactly what we're looking for at this time, it's
good to know that our ad has been effective in connecting us with
property owners. We look forward to seeing what comes our way
through the Gazette in the future. Sam and Amy T., Stamford, CT

Sam and Amy, thanks to some favorable media coverage of the
Gazette, we have more property owners subscribing to the Gazette
than ever before. In addition to running their ads in the
Gazette, many of these property owners opt to use our Situations
Wanted ads to find qualified people to care for their

Wow! What an amazing response we've received to our ad that ran
in the Gazette! I never dreamed that we would have had so many
quality people applying for the position. We've finally narrowed
our choice down to a gentleman who seems perfect for our
property. The choice was hard because of the incredible number of
fine people who responded to us. We will certainly mention your
publication to others who are looking for a good resource for
hiring property caretakers. Thank you! Don and Kay Y., Raleigh,

Don and Kay, glad to hear that you have had a positive
response to your Gazette ad. We have many qualified caretakers
who subscribe to the Gazette so I am sure that you had some great
people to choose from. Success stories like yours are a major
reason why we have been in business since 1983 and keep growing
each year.

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

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

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OLDER COUPLE REQUIRED for caretaking duties in the Brisbane
Valley area. Duties will take approximately 10 hours per week.
Must have cattle and general farm experience.  A fully furnished,
new cottage will be provided. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RVING CARETAKERS REQUIRED for a Juandah Heritage site at Wandoan
Queensland, approximately three hours west of Toowoomba. Free
water, power and undercover parking for your RV. The job entails
watering the grounds, some gardening, and mowing and cleaning,
etc. For more details, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

couple to assist in the operation of our feedlot on a casual
basis. The feedlot is located 10km south of the thriving city of
Dubbo on a sealed road. Two bedroom cottage, with power and
water, is provided in return for looking after the buildings and
water infrastructure. Some weekend observance is required. Cattle
handling experience would be highly desirable. Please call

CARETAKER/GARDNER NEEDED. An active pensioner couple is required
for a 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 plus
occasional paid farm work could be available. You need to have
previously lived on a farm and have an affinity with rural life.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking an experienced General
Assistant/Caretaker for a three month contract position located
within a Snowy Mountains Region Government Department in the
Newcastle Region. Duties will include ensuring the grounds remain
in a clean and tidy condition, maintaining the general store
including, documentation, issue of stores and reordering of stock
when required, maintaining the register including car fleet,
barcoding of equipment and undertaking annual stock take, manual
handling of stores, plant and equipment, inspecting services,
replacing light globes and tubes, opening buildings and locking
the premises including windows, doors and gates, checking
heaters, fans and other appliances and turning on or off as
necessary, performing test and tag as required, performing minor
repairs and maintenance work on buildings as required, assisting
in loading and unloading delivery trucks, and removal and
transport of furniture, equipment, as required. Must have the
demonstrated ability to work as a team member or with limited
supervision. If you have previous experience working within a
similar position and are in the Sydney area, please contact our

duties on a horse property just outside Donnybrook, between
Boyanup and Kirup on the South Western Highway, 210 kilometers
south of Perth, in Western Australia. You would need to be
self-sufficient and can have your choice of secluded spots and
beautiful views form your van or RV. We would need help with
gardening and general jobs around the farm. If you’re in the

CARETAKER REQUIRED in Erakala, in the Mackay Region of
Queensland. The management of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX are
looking for a person to perform the duties of Caretaker at the
clubs boating compound at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This position
would suit a mature/retired person who has a friendly and honest
approach to life. Duties would include compound mowing, compound
security and a small amount of fee collection and receipting. In
return the successful applicant will be compensated with free
accommodation in a private residency above the clubhouse with
free electricity provided. If you are interested in applying and
for further information please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE PERSON needed in Coominya, in southeast
Queensland. This is a live-in position for a caretaker/
maintenance person at Moreton Saleyards. Duties would include
welding, general maintenance, cleaning and working with the
stockmen during sales. Livestock handling experience preferred
but not essential. Cottage accommodation available and a
remuneration package will be provided to suit the applicant’s
experience. All applications should mail their resume to:

FULL-TIME STATION CARETAKER needed in Barcaldine, Queensland. A
role as a Station Caretaker has become available for a family
owned entity. It is essential the applicant comes with sound
experience on properties, particularly with cattle. General
property maintenance will be required, as will some machinery
operation, cattle work, etc. To be successful in this role you
must be of a reliable and honest nature, sober habits and come
with excellent relevant references! Couple accommodations plus
power provided. Remuneration: $950/week. Please note that this is
a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa
Holders. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY! Volunteer caretaker assistance needed on
a private Caribbean Island off of Belize. Our current caretakers
have to leave in five days and we have no successor. We need
someone in good physical condition who feels confident living
with Piggy, a free living, dominant non-castrated pig, on a
remote island in simple environment. Frugal dealing with
resources is required as electricity comes from the solar system
and drinking and using water from the rain water harvest. You can
earn your living by renting out a little wooden beach hut with a
comfortable queen sized bed, kitchen corner with a two burner gas
stove and basic equipment over Airbnb. Your job would be: Being
present on the island 24/7, cleaning the beaches and trails,
watering the plants, moving some timber or seaweed and other
small maintenance jobs. In your spare time you could watch the
stars, sunsets, dolphins and rays, explore the island, go
snorkeling or fishing around the island, find meditation or yoga
spots or just seize the day. There is Internet and cellphone
service on the island. We can offer free accommodation, you have
to cover your travel and provision costs. You have to bring all
the supplies you will need when coming in a hired motorboat from
the mainland. There is no delivery service! Please email

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


WORK EXCHANGE offered in Floreffe. Our place is situated next to
a beautiful wooded area, 15 km from the town of Namur and its
citadel. We have a small but plentiful garden in permaculture.
Our project is to develop a place in which people can find a
haven of peace, reconnect to nature, to their real Self. We
experience and share a way of life based on solidarity,
benevolence and the conscientiousness that we are all
interconnected and can learn from each other, from our apparent
differences. Living a simple life closely connected to nature,
eating and cooking healthy food from our garden and from
neighboring farms are also important values for us. The project
includes the building of a small forest garden and we also offer
possibilities of personal and couple coaching and activities. We
need help in the garden and/or in the kitchen and/or for small
housekeeping or DIY jobs in order to build a welcoming
environment. We have a yurt in the garden for guests and a room
with private bathroom for helpers. For more details, please call


CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a private community near Soda
Springs. Season is approximately May to October, 2020. Live in
lodge and keep the property secure on 900 acres. Shop and prepare
home-style meals in the lodge kitchen and manage reservations for
overnight guests. Maintenance includes turning on and off the
water system, opening and closing the lodge, housekeeping and
lodge repairs. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

existing live-in Innkeeper couple for the romantic 16 rooms
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Elk, CA. We are looking for an
energetic, outgoing couple who enjoys nature and the outdoors.
You love creating magical, memorable experiences for guests and
are meticulous in attention to detail. You are great under
pressure and able to multitask. You enjoy Innkeeping alone and
also as a team, are self-motivated. As a team player, you are
able to seek to understand and then to be understood, working out
problems and issues with patience and grace. We expect that you
come with experience in B&B operations, especially hands-on
experience in housekeeping, laundry, cooking, and guest
operations. For maintenance, we are looking for experience with
all kinds of around-the-house tasks. If any one of you have the
Spa Therapist/Masseuse skills, it would be killer combination.
For the right candidate there is no limit on compensation. An
incentive and profit sharing will also be part of the
compensation. Once we receive your resume, a video or audio call
will be scheduled and then you will be invited to come and stay
with us for a week to access if we are cut for each other. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CARETAKER to watch over a gold mining property and
private access fly fishing and game preserve in Foresthill, CA.
We will provide housing. This is a non-paying position with
opportunities for you to earn an income from various activities.
You can earn money helping out with advertising photo shoots and
movies and other activities, but it would be wise to have a
second source of income. The property covers five miles on both
sides of the Middle Fork of the American River above Sacramento
in the foothills. Our roads are the only access. It is a former
gold mining property with a pristine river running through it. As
the caretaker you will be responsible for security. This will
require considerable hiking and security experience. This is an
incredible opportunity to live on one of the most beautiful
rivers in California. We are in the process of upgrading the
facilities. Living quarters need to be upgraded as they would be
described as rustic off grid. We want to install solar and a
tank-less water heater, as well as, remodel the structure to
create an additional bedroom and living space. Please consider
living in these conditions until you have completed these
projects. You will also need to oversee the roads and campground,
landscaping, including tree trimming along the roads. Maintenance
and handyman skills are desirable, including plumbing, electrical
and carpentry experience. To apply, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and send your message via the Contact Tab at
the top of the website. Thanks.

PART-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a property in Santa Margarita,
California (San Luis Obispo County). The ideal person would live
close by and come to the property to perform the duties three or
four times a week. A mature and responsible person is preferred
who has previous caretaking experience. Responsibilities include
keeping the property clean, gardening, basic handyman duties and
keeping the property secure.  Must be healthy, able to work alone
and with others, follow directions and have excellent
communication skills. Must be able to operate gardening tools,
(weed trimmer, chainsaw, blower, etc.). Please mail your resume
and references to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
include your telephone and email address. We will give more
specific information when we reply. Thanks.

RESPONSIBLE CARETAKERS with good people skills wanted for a
seasonal job overseeing private property in the Donner Summit,
California area. This position is best suited for a semi-retired
or retired couple. The season runs approximately from Memorial
Day weekend to October 15th.  Duties include, but are not limited
to, repair and maintenance of a rustic 10-bedroom lodge, managing
room reservations and cooking some home-style meals (mostly
dinners). The caretakers are entitled to the profits from all
sales of meals prepared and served in the lodge. Knowledge of
basic water systems, wood-cutting and general handyman skills
needed. Must have your own vehicle. Private living quarters in
lodge with DIRECTV. This position pays the couple $3,000 per
month together with a vehicle allowance of $250 per month. Please


HELP NEEDED at our boutique, oceanfront seven suite resort and
vacation home in Bowser, on the east coast of Vancouver Island in
British Columbia. Centrally located, day trip to many points of
interest on Vancouver Island. Situated on a secluded beachfront,
large tide pools and clam and oyster bed in front. We offer one
of the two bedrooms in our fully equipped two bedroom home at our
beachfront resort, with a shared kitchen, living room, bathroom,
and laundry room with other travelers. Food staples, but no
preparation, and a bike for local rides. In return we need five
hours of work four days a week, which leaves you plenty of time
to explore our Island. Must have a police check and references.
Our ideal guest could stay for two or three months, but we will
consider a one month stay if necessary. We require someone for
housekeeping, yard work, general upkeep, painting etc. Enjoy a
bonfire on the beach, pick a fresh feed of clams or oysters, or
fish from shore when the salmon are in. Complimentary use of
kayaks prior to 9am when guests are not using them. Walking
distance from town. We are 30 minutes from Mt. Washington for
those who love winter sports. There are local bus runs twice a
week, and the Greyhound Bus runs north and south once a day. For
more information and to apply for this position, please call


beautiful family owned 80 acre historic Caribbean plantation,
retreat center and eco-tourism site with six guest cottages and
organic garden, adjoining two small beaches. The property is
located in Saint Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean. Background in
maintenance and construction preferred, and/or gardening,
Innkeeping, and cooking. This is a volunteer position (room and
board), with flexible dates between May and November every year;
six weeks - six months. Small stipend or profit sharing
negotiable. Stunning location with lots to do nearby; hiking,
snorkeling, hot springs, kite surfing, and horseback riding. To
learn more and to contact us, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


AN ESTATE IN GREELEY, CO is looking to hire a full-time caretaker
to maintain a property on the west side of town. Duties will
include but are not limited to the following: equipment
maintenance, feeding/watering horses and cattle, heavy equipment
experience, general ground maintenance, snow removal, fence work,
and any experience in sprinkler systems is a plus. For more
information, or to apply, please email your resume to

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for a Colorado mountain property. Couple or
single person needed for a private recreational development in a
somewhat remote area in beautiful Park County, Colorado. The
community contains over 400 lots that are sparsely populated and
privately owned. This housesitting assignment will last through
October 2020. Successful applicant(s) must be reliable,
self-reliant, dependable, responsible and resourceful. A modular
home is provided as compensation (utilities are paid). Successful
applicant(s) must have reliable transportation as this
housesitting position requires that the housesitter(s) patrol the
private community several times per week. A 4-wheel drive vehicle
is suggested. Applicant(s) should be in good health as the
community is located at an altitude of approximately 9,000 feet.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested.
References required and a complete background check will be

SINGLE CARETAKER NEEDED at a private ranch in Eagle, Colorado.
Live on a private ranch with direct private access to the
backcountry but very convenient, and located one mile from Costco
and two miles from the Eagle Airport. Vail, Beaver Creek,
Glenwood Springs, Rancho Del Rio, and Aspen are all nearby.
Housing provided as part of the job with rent to be discussed and
based on duties performed. All situations are considered. Only a
few horses are boarded on site in the summer. Some fencing to be
put up, electrical fence checked on, irrigation checked, mowing
and some tractor work. Mechanical experience a plus. Not too much
work involved, more of a person to keep an eye on the property.
Applicants will need to go through a background check and must be
responsible with references required. No couples, and nice dogs
considered. To apply, please forward your bio and resume to

A SMALL LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST in Morrison, Colorado is looking
for a live-in housekeeper/caretaker. Job duties include cleaning
rooms (toilets, tubs, floors, sinks, making beds, dusting, etc.)
and restocking (like a hotel), doing laundry with destaining,
washing, drying, folding and putting away. Cooking breakfast and
checking in guests. When we are slow, we have you work in the
office, help with maintenance, etc. Includes a small room with
some storage, futon bed, private shared kitchen, private shared
bath, flat screen with direct TV and Wi-Fi (there is a computer
room to use if you don't have one). We supply everything: linens,
pots, pans, plates, glassware, silverware, pillows, blankets,
laundry soap, cleaning supplies, paper towels, paper plates, even
toilet paper! No electric, no Wi-Fi, no heat, no trash, no water,
no monthly bills, nothing! All you need to bring is your clothes.
Don't even need a car. No commuting and sitting in traffic. Just
get up and get to it. Once trained you will basically be
self-managed and make your own schedule. It's about $14/hour,
including room and board, some meals, supplies, etc. Oh, you also
get breakfast the days you work. Sorry but no kids or pets. If
you are a desk job type of person, you probably won't like this
job. If interested please mail your resume and references to

full-time, long-term housekeeper position/part-time caretaker
position on a 300 acre Colorado Springs area horse property.
Couples considered/desired if spouse anticipates primary
employment off property, as this essentially a one person job.
Competitive salary paid for the housekeeping position with
benefits available to either an individual or couple. Stand-alone
housing on property with utilities included. Responsibilities are
routine housekeeping for a 6,000 square foot residence
(experience required) and horse care/feeding (eight horses,
experience desired). Must also enjoy dogs and caretake animals
and property when owners travel. Background check and verifiable
references required. Compatible animals welcome. Anticipated hire
by June/July 2020 following phone interviews and on-site visits.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional details.

HAVE YOU DREAMED OF LIVING in the heart of the Colorado Mountains
for the summer season? We are seeking a couple for our summer
season at Tumbling River Ranch. Our mountain resort has been in
operation since 1940 and owned by the same family since 1975. We
need help in our kitchen with cooking, baking and bartending. We
are looking for a couple from early May through the month of
September. We provide room/board. Please see our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more about Tumbling River and
please get in touch in with questions, or to apply. Please


Dreznickom/Rakovica between Plitvice Lakes National Park, the old
town of Dreznik and Barac’s caves on the edge of the pristine
nature. I run a small ranch and riding center. I currently have
seven horses, five dogs, five cats and some ducks and geese for
now. I have built a small house on the land which has been in my
family for generations and started the ranch five years ago. The
surrounding countryside is perfect for horse riding with lots of
off road trails and there will be plenty of opportunity for you
to ride. I am looking for experienced riders, ideally over 25, to
help on the ranch with the care of the horses, feeding, cleaning
stables, grooming and also taking tourists on trail rides.
Sometimes on the trail rides you may also have to lead the horses
if children are riding. You need to be easy going and kind as you
will be working with tourists and animals. Volunteers need to be
able to speak English and it would be great if you also speak
German or Dutch as we have a lot of tourists from there, but it
is not absolutely necessary. During the winter (requires a
minimum stay of two weeks) there are less tourists so the help I
would need would mostly be with feeding and exercising the
horses. I also sometimes train horses so if you could help with
this or would like to learn more than that is possible. Also help
with cooking, chopping wood, building projects, etc. would be
great during the winter months. Summer - I am looking for longer
term volunteers who are confident and experienced riders who can
stay for a minimum of one month and help me with the trail rides
as we get very busy. Ideally once you get to know me and the
horses you would be able to lead some of the trail rides alone. A
small financial compensation is also be available if conditions
allow for it. Working hours during weeks with paying customers
might exceed five hours per day. I eat a diet of meat, fish and
fresh local vegetables. Sometimes we cook outside over the fire
with neighbors, my family and ranch guests. I would like to share
cooking with volunteers and am happy to eat most things but
cannot really cater to very specific dietary needs as most of
what I eat is locally sourced. I can host a maximum of two
volunteers at one time. Volunteers will have their own bedroom in
the house. You can also use the kitchen, bathroom and living
room. I have a TV but no Wi-Fi although a phone signal is OK out
here so you can access the internet via phone data. If you are in
the area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 


LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in London, Kensington. Our
clients, with a large residence in Kensington, are looking for a
live-in Domestic Couple to start in June. Accommodation is a
separate ground floor flat, with its own entrance. The current
couple have been with the household for 12 years.
Responsibilities will include property maintenance, overseeing
the general upkeep of the property, liaising and meeting vendors
and suppliers, updating household manuals, reactive and proactive
maintenance of the property on a regular basis, ensuring the
safety and security of the household at all times, regularly
interacting with the household manager in relation to property
maintenance, follow up on contracts for the entire household in
collaboration with the Household Manager, supervising the
maintenance of the garden in collaboration with our trusted
suppliers, and housekeeping. You will be responsible for the
pick-ups/drop offs of the family, responsible for the
children’s logistics (children attend four different boarding
schools) in collaboration with the Household Manager, responsible
for food shopping and running errands when necessary, help with
the packing when/if necessary, and help with the preparation of
the school uniforms on a bi-annual basis (winter/spring). A
hospitality background is preferred. Bilingual English/French
speaking candidates will be preferred, other languages (such as
Spanish) are a plus. Must have experience in caring for fine
arts, antiques, silver, china and cars. Must have experience with
having children around and responding to their needs. Must know
London well, and be an insider in the city (knows where “the
best of” can be found – at the best price). The salary will
be circa £60,000 gross per annum. To apply, please email your
resume and salary expectations to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the
Subject Line.

GARDENER/CARETAKER needed in the Essex Countryside. This is a
constant occupation when I am absent travelling: one to two days
per week. Requires grounds care in the summer. Applicants must be
a strong, fit, non-smoking person with your own car. Garden
machine maintenance and experience required. Must be solvent and
not looking for outside work, a little part-time paid work is
possible (driving, building, maintenance, etc.) depending on
experience. Please apply for further information by phoning Roy
on 01621 741233 or mail your resume and references to


FARM HELP needed. We are a family of four; Maisa (38), Antti (37)
and our kids Anna (5) and Oiva (3). We live on a small farm near
lovely and lively Fiskars Village. Both of us do social work with
teenagers and we are also a foster family. During the summertime
we rent two cottages via Airbnb in our courtyard. People from all
around the world come to enjoy the Finnish summer as our guests.
We have Icelandic-horses, a Shetland pony, a friendly dog, cat,
and chickens. We are looking for a help during the summer months,
such as light housework, hosting guests, warming up the sauna,
riding, training foals, and cooking, babysitting, and walks with
the dog. Nothing too onerous, but just an extra pair of hands
would be nice. Some days you will be free, of course, some days
with few working hours. We hope you will be able to stay one to
two months between June and August. You'll get your own room in
the main house and meals. We are easy-going people and the
atmosphere is welcoming and cozy. If interested, please call


Springs, Florida. The job requires 40 hours a week for the male
and 20 hours a week for the female. If clock watchers, this job
will not work for you. The main house and barn (garage) duties
are on a daily/weekly basis. The couple will maintain the Estate
home, lawn, and all equipment. Some of the male duties, but not
limited to, will include lawn care, flower beds, weed eating,
carpentry, some plumbing, motorcycle, ATVs, provost bus and
limousine. Vehicles will be cleaned, always fueled and ready for
use. Mechanical ability is a must. Will occasionally drive the
limo. Must have a valid driver’s license. Some of the female
duties will include but not limited to, all housekeeping,
ironing, help with cooking for large dinners, parties, etc.
Tidying up the kitchen each morning. Taking care of two Golden
Retrievers. Helping with the Grandchildren to and from school,
some after school, etc. This is done when the employers are out
of town. A little green thumb is also helpful. Run errands. The
couple will live in a 1,200 sq. ft. two bedroom, one bath
apartment over the barn (garage), on the water (very nice,
apartment comes with most essential furniture) valued at $1,500
plus all utilities, furnished, internet, cable TV, electric gas,
water, sewer and trash. Valued at $500 monthly. A $100 month gas
allowance will be provided, plus $1,600 a month financial
compensation for a monthly total of $3,700. This compensation
package totals $44,400 annually. Plus, a lot of fringe benefits.
That is $15 per hour of time worked. Pets are evaluated on a
case-by-case basis. No children please. Please submit photos for
out of state applicants we will do a FaceTime/Skype 1st
interview. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


GARDENERS AND HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Normandy, France. Responsible
persons with good people skills wanted Spring through to Autumn
on a beautiful private property. Duties include weeding, mowing,
harvesting, line trimming, pruning, cleaning, and laundry.
Knowledge of wood cutting and general handyman skills a plus. Car
share available. Living quarters provided in the chateau.
Requires 15 - 20 hours per week gardening and/or domestics in
exchange for board and food. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN COUPLE is needed for a historical, private
Chateau in Northern France. Must speak fluent French and English.
Duties will include housekeeping, laundry, simple cooking,
informal service, basic handyman duties; maintenance, changing
light bulbs etc., driving the principal; airport pick-ups, and
running errands. Candidates must have a minimum of five years’
experience working as a domestic couple within private
households. Must be polite, calm, and be efficient with a warm
nature. Excellent references and DBS check required. Must have a
full, clean, and valid driving license. The working hours will be
eight hours a day, five days a week, and are flexible when the
Principal is in residence. Accommodation is a newly renovated two
bedroom house, and 4,000 euros net per week. Please apply with
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Atlanta from June 15 through July
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 provided more detailed instructions
on what to do with my cat, garden and home when I am away. Thank

CARTERS LAKE is in need of three volunteer RVing host teams to
work XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from May 17 through September 7, 2020.
Two sets will be placed at full RV hook-up sites in the park and
the additional set will be placed on a full RV hook-up site at
Doll Mountain Campground, approximately 10 to 12 minutes away.
Hosts will be responsible for opening and closing of the park,
taking fees at the register, selling annual passes, and
conducting minor traffic control.  Additionally, hosts will be
expected to assist Park Rangers in making rounds through the park
periodically during open hours. A rotating schedule will be
determined upon arrival, but hosts will be expected to work no
more than 20 hours per week as a team. Park Rangers will be
available to assist and will handle particularly sensitive or
difficult situations. Hosts will be required to have their finger
prints taken and complete the necessary paper and online federal
background investigation forms per Army regulations. Full
concrete hook-up sites are available for your RV and uniforms may
be provided. You can apply at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


regenerative/permaculture farm and retreat. The ideal candidates
are honest, self-motivated, organized, enjoy hard work and
learning, and have farming experience. Candidates with
carpentry/building skills are highly encouraged to apply. Massage
therapists and yoga instructors have an opportunity for
additional income through our retreat wellness program. This is
an opportunity to grow, learn and be immersed in an established
farm and community. The exchange is for about a total of 30 - 40
hours/week, depending on skill set and experience. The situation
includes rent, utilities and a share of farm food, as well as the
opportunity to cultivate entrepreneurial agricultural projects.
For more information about us, please visit us at
to receive an application.


VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED for the Environmentally Aware and Trash
Hunting project from August 24 to September 1.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Volunteers will be working with The Blue
Army, an organization dedicated to the cause of coast cleaning;
Sea Shepherd Iceland, an organization dedicated to defend,
conserve and protect the oceans; with Whales of Iceland, an
exhibition of life size models of whales and porpoises aiming at
educating about their lives and human impact on their existence,
and SORPA the organization in charge of waste collection and
management in the Reykjavik area. Participants can learn about
global and local environmental issues, through non-formal
activities such as participation in discussion groups, workshops
and presentations; as well as to contribute directly to
environment protection by joining coastal, urban or green-spaces
clean-up efforts. These clean-up efforts may be arranged in
partnership with the above mentioned organizations. We aim to
also involve the local community, so some of our events may be
open to the public. We hope participants will also learn how to
plan and do their own trash-hunt projects back home. As a
hands-on volunteering activity day, included also in this camp is
a day trip combining a guided tour to the Hellisheioi Power
Station, a trash hunt in the Blue Mountains area; and the Hot
River hike, a hike up a valley filled with hot springs where one
can bathe. This camp combines learning, sharing, hands-on work
and having fun. No previous experience is needed. Participants
should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances
during the clean-ups, as during other activities and sightseeing.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX participants will stay in a house in
Reykjavík. 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. Volunteers
will receive food supplies and will be in charge of the cooking
and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be
vegetarian. For more information, and to learn more, please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or you can email us at


housekeeping/serving, ranch hand, and kitchen help needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a gorgeous and remote dude ranch in
Northern Idaho offering peace, outdoor adventure, and warm
western hospitality to all our wonderful guests. It is one of the
last rare spots, kept secluded and safe, and we want to share
that with others. We believe our ranch exists to "Reconnect
People to the Important Things of a Life Well-Lived." To achieve
that mission, we need an excellent team that values
professionalism, has a positive outlook, takes ownership of their
work, and can help us create a safe environment where people can
grow and create unforgettable memories. We are a great place to
work and the team members here are the pride and joy of the ranch
(as well as our horses, of course)! We are currently looking to
add more amazing team members for the upcoming 2020 guest season.
Current open positions include: Chef, Kitchen Assistants, Prep
Cook and Baker, Hospitality Crew, Wranglers, Ranch Hands, Massage
Therapist, Bartender, and Nanny. We offer a healthy working
environment, free employee housing and meals five days a week
(plus leftovers), competitive wages, a season end completion
bonus, and access to all the same amazing activities our guests
enjoy! It will be a summer you will never forget, not to mention
you'll be surrounded by beautiful country and good people. We are
currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to
work in the USA, 21 years of age or older, drug free, not grumpy,
and can lift 50 pounds. For more information and to apply, please


COUPLE NEEDED FOR AN ESTATE in Southern Ireland. Live-in
maintenance/housekeeping couple required, with an energetic
can-do attitude. Must have a good knowledge of plumbing along
with electrical, decorating, ground preparation, and chainsaw
experience. Heating and pool systems knowledge would be an
advantage. Helping during shooting season. Housekeeping,
maintenance, and all aspects of HK to a high standard including
but, not limited to, laundry, brass, helping with shoot events
and dinner parties. Turn overs of holiday lets. Driving license
essential due to location. Accommodation will be provided in a
self-contained one bedroom cottage. To apply for this position,
please send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


HELP NEEDED. I've traveled around the world for nine years and
been to 92 countries so far. I came back to Japan in 2018 and
started a backpacker's hostel and English class for Japanese
locals in my house. The house is surrounded by mountains
(including Michelin 3 star Mt Takao), with many small rivers,
beautiful hot springs and the Sagami lake. The river right next
to my house is so beautiful! And you can swim in there in the
summer. I am an hour away from Japan's biggest downtown,
Shinjuku. I need your help to maintain the hostel and teach
English to my Japanese students. You don't have to be from a
native English speaking country. More importantly, you have to
have patience to speak slowly and clearly. Hours expected to work
depend on the day. When it’s busy, we usually work from around
10am to 3pm, preparing the room for coming guests. The work
involves cleaning the rooms, and keeping the house clean. If you
have any suggestions or ideas for my hostel, they are most
welcome. And in the evening, we have free conversation in the
English Class for 40 to 80 minutes. When it's not busy, you just
need to maintain the house for a few hours. You have one day off
each week. I was a professional boxer before, so I conduct a free
boxing training program in the morning if you’re interested.
You can join anytime you want! I can cover your housing and food
cost. We basically cook together (I'm not good chef though...
sorry...). If you’re in the area, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX so we can meet up. Thanks.


room lodge located in beautiful natural setting of Maine’s
mountains and lakes. Considered one of the top Inns in Maine.
Innkeeper’s quarters include new post and beam luxury
accommodations with a breathtaking view of Lake. Two fireplaces,
with an open great room and expansive kitchen. Applicants must
have experience in the hospitality business to serve discerning
international guests. Requires culinary skills to handle
multi-course breakfast every morning and fine dining three nights
per week. Proficient in inventory, shopping and accommodation of
guest dietary requirements. Be physically fit, computer literate,
positive approach to guests’ questions and concerns.
Maintenance and upkeep of the buildings, grounds and gardens is
essential. The owner will handle marketing. Compensation includes
salary, housing, utilities and potential bonus opportunity. Must
be non-smokers. Please send a cover letter and resume to


WILL TRADE HOUSING for the upkeep of my property near Willards, a
small town in Wicomico County. I have a mobile home on two acres
on a country road. It is very secluded with a chicken farm on one
side, state forest on another, and a 10-acre pond on the third. I
would like to find someone who is interested in trading cheap
living for helping to keep the place up. I would like to find a
single person (male or female) or a couple who would enjoy
country living. They would have a one bedroom mobile home, with
living room, kitchen, bath, and large deck. Propane heat is used
here. Unfortunately there is no Internet here yet. The place is
800 feet off the road in the woods with two wells and a septic.
It’s very private. I will help as much as I can: I will
rototill the garden and help haul in manure, supply paint and
whatever other supplies are needed for the mobile home. You can
have a dozen or so chickens and a few hogs or goats. No pets or
children allowed. If you’re interested, please send an email
message to caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Maryland
Property” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.


longer-term. Ready to enjoy life by the beach on a beautiful
property? Professional single person or couple wanted. Must be
passionate about customer service – to run a 7-room Cape Cod
bed and breakfast. We prefer a six to eight month commitment (May
to December 2020) but will consider a shorter span for the right
person(s). A longer commitment would provide you with four months
of vacation/taking an assignment elsewhere during the winter,
before beginning another season, while keeping accommodations
while the Inn is closed. Income is $2,000 – $3,000 per month
commensurate with experience and includes on-site year-round
accommodation, utilities, breakfast, internet, premium cable,
tips and bonuses, as well as walking distance to restaurants,
shops and the beach. Hospitality experience is required. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your work history in a resume
format and we will send you a more detailed job description.

on Nantucket Island. Housing available. The Union Street Inn is a
13 room luxury boutique Inn, open from April through October and
Christmas Stroll weekend (the first weekend of December).
“Impeccable New England by-way-of-France Style” says Conde
Nast. Must have strong Front Office experience and sincere guest
and employee communication skills. Report to the General Manager
and interact with the owners on a daily basis. Upbeat, good
energy and people skills. Front Office duties include
reservations, guest arrival and check-out, daily reports,
concierge duties and breakfast order taking and service for full
cooked-to-order breakfast. Communicate with housekeeping/laundry
staff to prioritize order of room makeups based on arrival times,
room changes, etc. We are a small 13 room, luxury Inn so we are
looking for “hands on”, multi-tasking Innkeepers. Pay will be
commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, and then email a cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls please.


RVING CARETAKER IS NEEDED for a closed ocean front RV Park.
Looking for a six month to a year round caretaker for our closed
RV Park, located in Celestino Gasca, Sinaloa, Mexico. We are
remote, but its only15 minutes from town, and 50 minutes from
Mazatlan. There are great surf breaks in the area, a great
mountain bike area, and great bird watching. Light duties are
required in exchange for a RV site with water and sewer provided.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


Ranch Caretaking - Do You Have What It Takes?
Interests: Renee: Everything! Soap making, riding her horse,
hiking anywhere anytime, cooking, reading a historical novel,
sewing, writing stories about her adventures, eating, drawing,
painting, travel and seeing new sights with Marty
Marty: Riding horses, training horses, talking about horses,
going to horse events, eating Renee’s cooking especially her
cinnamon rolls, watching reruns of Maverick and Rawhide, travel
and seeing new sights with Renee. 
Quotes: “You only live once. Make the most of it.” – A.
Nonnie Maus

Renee and Marty

	People ask us from time to time how we met. That’s easy. The
answer is: we met online on an equestrian related dating site. We
both had been in long-term marriages that had ended, our kids
were grown and we felt “Hey, now’s the time that we should do
what we want. Time’s a-wasting”! I, Renee, had been working
in the corporate world. I was feeling suffocated by the urban
area I was forced to live in and wondering how I could make
things better for myself. Maybe try to get back to the life I had
growing up on the Great Plains of Iowa. Marty just wanted a
partner who was nice, a hard worker like him and loved horses and
travel. It was a perfect match. Ten years in we’re still going
	Our first job was the perfect setting and the perfect employers.
“The Ranch” was remote and beautiful. It was a thousand acres
of open space with wildlife and blue skies. Off in the near
distance were the eastern slopes of the Mendocino National
Forest. It was incredibly hot and windy in the summers but that
was all right. We just got up early in the morning while it was
still cool to take advantage of the cool hours and get our work
done. In the afternoon we could head over to the reservoir and
pretend it was our own private lake because no one else was
	Waking up each morning to physical chores taking care of
animals, making repairs and doing maintenance did not seem like a
job even though we took it very seriously. When work was done
Renee used her spare time to start a successful blog and get
writing assignments from national magazines. Marty got a Border
Collie pup and started training him on sheep in preparation for
cattle work. We really went in for the Homestead Existence,
growing our own food, making our own food and taking care of our
animals. The owners really appreciated getting homemade goat
cheese and sourdough bread. It makes it sounds like we didn’t
have time for ranch work but that would not be true. When you
work efficiently and use your time wisely there’s time for
	We enjoyed when the owners came to The Ranch on weekends and
everybody got together for big meals around the Cantina dining
table. Sometimes we’d all go to the river bluffs and do
shooting practice, swim in the river, or just talk around the
outdoor fire pit and pizza oven with a glass of wine in hand. Our
working relationship was perfect. Our employers would give us a
task, we’d discuss how best to accomplish the task and then
they let us just do it. Since Marty and I are perfectionists our
employers were always more than pleased with the results. It was
good to accomplish real life things where we could step back and
admire the results.
	Marty has been on horseback since he was a kid in Bakersfield,
California. He learned his skills at the knee of one of the
Marlboro Men, Ben Bates, and a locally renowned breeder and
trainer, RC Donaldson. From there he went on to cowboying near
Eaglesville in Northern California and Newcastle, Wyoming. In
Buttonwillow, California he worked cattle horseback in the
feedlots. But life on ranches isn’t all horseback! As a matter
of fact, very little of ranch life is horseback. So, along the
way he learned how to drive tractors and excavators, dump trucks
and backhoes, skip loaders and bulldozers as well as make
electrical, plumbing and carpentry repairs. While employed at
Riverside Horse Park in Bakersfield he fed 200 horses a day.
	Eventually he attended the Police Academy and worked as a police
officer for 12 years. He had a stint as a Park Ranger and owned
his own car repair business. He’s proficient at electrical and
plumbing, irrigation and carpentry. He loves to travel and see
new sights with his partner Renee, play the stock market for a
little spending cash and watch old re-runs of Maverick and
I, Renee, was born in Chicago but raised in Iowa:  My family are
multi-generation Midwestern farmers but my mom and dad broke the
mold by becoming professional artists. I, myself, followed suit
and earned a fine arts degree. I learned gardening from my dad
and cooking from my mother. To make a living I spent years in the
corporate world where I learned project management and solid
computer skills. I now write for magazines and have a successful
online blog. My work can be seen in Grit, Mother Earth Living and
Capper’s Farmer. 

A Short Vacation Near the Grand Canyon

Relaxing Near the Pacific Ocean

	I write articles about country crafts, farmhouse recipes and
domestic arts. In my personal blog I write about humorous
observations of life on the ranch and farm and whatever strikes
my fancy. I make my own soap, sew clothing, build wood crafts,
candles and homemade cosmetics. In the last four years I've been
a full-time real estate agent.
	Both Marty and I feel most at home in the country. We love being
self-sufficient and doing for ourselves. Our previous employer
Isabel Moore says this about us: “They are wonderful
caretakers. I could rely on them 100% and we never worried about
our animals and property while they were with us. We were
terribly sorry to see them go. They’re self-starters and
don’t need daily direction. You give them a task, consult about
what the desired outcome is and then let them get to work. I
can’t recommend them highly enough.”
	When we found our perfect caretaking job it wasn’t a slam
dunk. Most of you caretakers will agree with us on this. It took
a few months of looking at job descriptions and doing online
research. When we first set out to be caretakers, we subscribed
to a couple online caretaker sites. Of course, The Caretaker
Gazette was one of those sites. It seemed to be the biggest and
the best with the most variety. After a while we found some
possibilities and so we went on a couple interviews but the jobs
didn’t turn out. They weren’t what they advertised so we just
hunkered down and expected, just like any job interview, that we
would be looking at jobs that ultimately were not going to work
	Looking for a job is like baseball. You step up to the plate and
the pitch is thrown. Will it be a hit, walk or out? Sometimes
it’s a foul. You never know what the pitch will be, but you
keep stepping up to the plate and eventually you will get a hit.
	We wanted a position where the people would respect us and value
what we brought to the table which was considerable talent and
experience. It was The Caretaker Gazette where we finally found
our perfect job. I remember reading and thinking this sounds
really good. We got an interview and drove to the Ranch while
keeping our excitement under control because we had been down
that road before only to be disappointed. This time as we drove
through the gate, we started to let our excitement out a little
bit. The location was outstanding. The look and the feel of the
place was charming and human level. Still under control, however,
we sat and talked with the owners well into the afternoon. The
place may be great, but will you get along with the owners?
	It was a group of people who interviewed us. It was the owners
and the couple who leased the land for grazing their cattle. We
sat at the big table under the big trees in front of the ranch
house. Then we walked the property and toured the house where we
would eventually live. We even got in the old Mutt Jeep and drove
around the property bouncing in and out of gullies and down to
the big creek. We thought if nothing else we will have had a
grand tour of a place that the general public never gets to see.
They talked about the bears and wild pigs that lived in the
property. We were really liking the first impression of the
owners. They weren’t stuffy and uppity. They were down to earth
and easy to talk to. When we sat down to talk the husband came in
from dragging the arena and he was covered with dust. We loved
that they weren’t averse to rolling up their sleeves and doing
work themselves.
It seemed like a perfect match. We drove away all excited now.
Next, we waited, and it was a couple days when we got the call
and they wanted us to start the process of coming on board.
First, we had to pass a background check which we knew we could
easily pass. It took a couple weeks but finally the word came,
and we had the job! We were there for four years and the time
flew by quickly as it always does when you’re having a good
	Occasionally, the owners would come, and they’d have some
project they wanted to consult with us on. We developed a family
garden for the owners while we were there. We improved the
irrigation ditch that went from the small creek to the large
lake. We worked on the lake spillway to improve it. A lot of the
work we did was on water issues. The well pumps and check valves
we either fixed ourselves or got expert repairmen to work on
them. We mended fences. We cleared brush. We built a giant
chicken coop and run. We repaired windows and hired a chimney guy
to put a custom spark arrestor on the chimney. We moved the
cattle herd from pasture to pasture and kept an eye on them to
make sure the babies and moms were healthy. If need be, we
doctored the ones who got sick. We dealt with horses that
colicked and made sure they were shod properly and wormed. We
built pens for new animals and repaired the tin on the barn roof
when a big windstorm came in and blew the tin off. This is only a
small smattering of things we did. As any experienced caretaker
knows the projects on a property for maintenance and repair are
ongoing and constant.
	I hope this gives you a better idea of what ranch caretaking can
be like and what skills can help you get a good job. Our dream
came true and so can yours. My parting words are: team up with
the folks at The Caretaker Gazette and don’t miss a single

Marty’s on His Horse, Blue, Sorting Cows


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks a full-time, hospitality associate for
a live-work opportunity along Michigan’s uniquely beautiful Art
Coast. We approach our work using a team model which demands
active participation in all aspects of hospitality. The ideal
candidate will be a self-motivated, independent problem solver
with a “can do” attitude. He/She will be flexible,
supportive, and maintain a patient, positive attitude with
co-workers and guests alike. The candidate must possess the
following attributes: exceptional organizational skills, extreme
attention to detail, the ability to communicate efficiently,
effective multi-tasking capabilities, and a natural ability and
desire to converse with guests. This person must have experience
overseeing day-to-day operations and be comfortable performing
all tasks associated with running a bed and breakfast, Inn, or
boutique hotel: including, but not limited to cooking breakfast,
housekeeping, laundry, reservation system and phone experience,
check-out/in procedures, on-call duties, light
maintenance/landscaping tasks, and inventory management.
Qualified candidates, please email your cover letter and resume

CABIN RESORT CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Watersmeet, MI. We are a
seven cabin lakeside resort located next to a wilderness and
recreation area cherished for its pristine lakes and old growth
forest. This is a great place to canoe, kayak, hike, fish, bike,
photograph the outdoors, experience nature and serenity or to
simply relax. Gas motor boats are not allowed at our resort or in
the adjacent wilderness area. Your main responsibilities would be
guest relations, cabin housekeeping including laundry between
guests, routine maintenance and repairs, and upkeep of the
grounds. Lodging is provided in a private, rustic, lakeside cabin
in exchange for specified duties. This is a seasonal job running
from mid-May to mid-October 2020. Compensation to be negotiated.
Please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Leland, Michigan is seeking an Innkeeper
couple for a seven month contract term April to Mid-November.
Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to read the full job
description and application instructions. Owners are friendly and
supportive, live nearby, and will be highly involved in ensuring
Innkeepers get off to a great start with plenty of training.
Wonderful 18 unit waterfront hotel on five acres in lovely
community. An opportunity exists to live in the main home in the
off season as well.


winning 7-room Inn, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in beautiful Duluth,
MN. The owners will train and develop the right person/couple who
have a proven love of people, exemplary hospitality and an
interest in running all aspects of a small lodging property.
Applicant(s) must be non-smokers, physically fit, possess a warm
and friendly demeanor while being patient, organized and timely
in handling guests’ requests, check-ins and check-outs, and
meal prep and service. Knowledge of computers, social media and
reservations systems is essential. Maintenance knowledge would be
helpful. This is not a shift job; rather a life choice, but does
include onsite housing, days off, base salary and incentive plan,
and the opportunity to learn all aspects of the business from the
owners. To be considered, please submit a resume showing actual
hospitality lodging experience and a cover letter to


Recreation Area for RVers. The recreation area includes 190
campsites, 11 restrooms/shower houses, a shelter and picnic area,
a group camp, a beach, and two boat ramps. You will need to
welcome visitors, provide information about the area, inform them
of rules/regulations, and register them for campsites. You will
also need to record visitor-use levels and other reports as
requested and fee collection and management of fees. A
full-service campsite is provided to the volunteer with their own
RV for 20 hours per week of service. To apply for this position,
please fill out the form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


DOES SPENDING A SUMMER living off-the-grid in beautiful remote
Montana appeal to you? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an 8-cabin fishing
resort, is currently looking for an outgoing person or couple to
help with summer operations. During a 4/10 work week, you will
work closely with the owners doing such tasks as food prep, dish
washing, cleaning, and some gardening. The best applicants will
be detailed, organized, and eager to help. Must be able to bend,
stoop, lift, carry, etc.  Compensation is no less than $1,200 a
month and a portion of the tips.  Room and board is provided.
Position needs to be filled from mid-May to mid-September. If
interested, please email a cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please visit our website at

WE ARE LOOKING FOR CARETAKER(S) for our resort in Cameron, MT
that has 10 cabins and nine RV sites. We manage most of the
day-to-day operations but we are looking for someone to clean,
coordinate guests and keep an eye on the place when we are gone.
We can provide a cabin or you can bring your own RV. To apply,

HOUSESITTER NEEDED June - August 2020 in scenic Bozeman, Montana.
Must take care of my two dogs, two cats, and plants (all animals
are cuddle bugs). My apartment is on 20 acres of river front
property. Must be clean, and a non-smoker. Please call


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.


VOLUNTEER HELP needed in Chandrawati village, in Bhanu district,
close to Durme. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is an organic family farm
where you can work with plants, animals, birds, chickens, fish
and organic medicines. We need help to demonstrate our organic
agriculture and livestock to the community people for a
sustainable livelihood. We have started a school for the
education facility and another health facility. Mr. Lokdip Dhakal
has a Graduate Master degree from the Future Generations
University USA program in Applied Community Change. This is the
way to change the community to their sustainable livelihood. Mr.
Lokdip Dhakal wants to train people in agriculture and other
fields with national and international trainers and friends with
the help of volunteers. The important thing for volunteers is
they are part of our family and we can provide them free food and
accommodation. Volunteers won’t be charged. We will provide
what we eat and where we sleep, so don't feel odd, as we are one
big family. To learn more and see photos, please visit


part-time horse caretaker and groundskeeper for a 17-acre, gated
property in Carson Valley, NV. Experience with horses required
for the handling of two horses. Work an average of 24 hours/week
in exchange for rent plus utilities, and a furnished apartment
above the barn. Duties include morning feeding, grooming, turnout
of the horses, barn/stall cleaning, pasture water, pasture
maintenance, and arena grooming. Hourly pay for the maintenance
of non-landscaped grass with brush hog, weed control, drip system
maintenance, flood irrigation assistance, and other odd jobs, and
caretaking the property and horses for the owners while they are
out of town. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and move 100 lb. bales
of hay. References will be required. Non-smokers only. No drug
use or alcohol problems. This is an ideal position for a
physically fit gentleman who may have other income sources and
wants to keep active. Please send your resume and references to


CO-INNKEEPER – Boutique Bed and Breakfast with 20 rooms/units
in North Conway, NH is currently seeking a year-round full-time
co-Innkeeper. Breakfast service, front desk, concierge duties,
kitchen duties, cooking, laundry, housekeeping and other duties
as assigned. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated,
organized, and detailed oriented. As co-Innkeeper, you will
provide a positive impression to our guests and provide excellent
customer service and ensure our high service and cleanliness
standards are met. You should enjoy solving problems, and be able
to handle email, a reservation system and computers confidently.
Prior relevant experience is preferred. The position will be
live-in, and will require immense flexibility with hours, 24/7
guest response, the working of weekends and holidays and have the
physical stamina to perform the duties of their position.  Salary
based on experience and includes housing and utilities. Please
submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to


RESIDENT GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED. Looking for an individual to
live on site and operate a 16 room Inn on the Jersey Shore that
includes a 70-seat event space. The ideal candidate will be
responsible for guest services, room inventory management,
housekeeping, quality control, general maintenance, marketing and
event planning. Qualified candidates must be self-motivated, a
hands-on player willing to wear as many hats as needed, be
computer literate, customer-oriented and organized. Hospitality
experience is required. Please email your resume to


June until the end of September (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

CARETAKER OR COUPLE (PREFERRED) needed for a gated vacation home
condominium beautifully situated in the mountains of northern New
Mexico. The location is fairly remote but only 45 minutes from
Santa Fe. This is a great job for nature loving homebodies.
Provide on-site security for the property, river and ponds, 29
cabins, and grounds maintenance. The position reports to the
Board of Directors. Customer service skills and mechanical
skills, are necessary. Experience with small water systems a
plus. An unfurnished two story cabin with two bedrooms, two
baths, utilities included is part of the compensation package.
Salary and benefits are negotiable and dependent on experience.
No smoking, drugs or excessive drinking. Background check and
references required. The start date is May 15 but there is some
flexibility for the right candidates. Please reply to


candidate or couple, housing included. Lead the continued success
of a boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant in the pristine
Catskill Mountains, two hours from New York City. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX’s 19 rooms are steps from the Beaverkill
River. The Inn is also home for the Beaverkill Mountain Club, an
85 family community. Our descriptors include adventure, luxury,
wilderness, family-friendly, world class fly-fishing, farm to
table. Like many neighboring towns, nearby Livingston Manor has
seen a renaissance with a craft pizzeria, two brewpubs, The
Catskill Arts Society, two BBQ joints, a coffee roaster, an
artisanal bakery, a Scandinavian home goods store, and more.
Candidate or couple will have demonstrated success, creativity
and a passion for hospitality including managing financial,
operational and personnel aspects of an F&B or F&B/hospitality
business. No phone calls. Please send your resume and cover

SUMMER BY THE SEA! Need help from July - November 2020
(semi-flexible start/end). We seek an experienced (5+ year’s
relevant work) couple to manage all aspects of our Inn: from
bookings to check-ins, daily cleaning to landscaping upkeep,
social media to shopping, and everything in between. This is not
a 9-5 position: you will need to meet guests’ needs throughout
the day and week. (No meal-prep involved.) Our small Inn has
three guest suites, separate from generous owners’ quarters, in
an 1850’s Victorian located in a quaint harbor town in Port
Jefferson, NY with access to private beaches and fun local
happenings. You can read more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Pay is a
negotiated flat weekly rate plus housing in our furnished
owner’s quarters, as well as all tips. Vehicle is provided for
business use. Please email us a copy of your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We look forward to hearing from you! 

SEASONAL HOUSE MANAGER needed. Are you a Chief Steward/Stewardess
looking to transition to a land-based position? A busy family
with a significant Southampton residence is looking to hire a
superb Seasonal House Manager with exceptional experience in the
operation of a fine home, in managing and supervising household
staff, and with entertaining. This is a full-time annual
opportunity during the season, from the start of April through
the end of September, and will be available each year for the
right candidate. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and
structured, have exceptional front-of-the-house skills, and be a
hands-on team player. High-end event experience and proficiency
with household technology needed. Generally, the House Manager
will work five days a week, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off.
Excellent compensation commensurate with experience offered;
accommodation available if required. Please apply for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. Local candidates only.
Qualified applicants will be contacted.


HOSTEL HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Nelson, on the South Island. Our
clean spacious central Nelson hostel needs you! Are you in Nelson
now (or arriving soon) and thinking of staying in our sunny town
for a month or two? We will soon need two happy helpers to work
with us around the hostel to keep our super clean backpackers in
tip-top condition. The work is an easy 2.25 hours each day and we
provide you with a nice place to stay in the middle of town,
close to everything Nelson is famous for. You will work five
shifts each week and have two full days off to get out and
explore Nelson and the region and we can even get you discounts
on tours and activities in the Abel Tasman for your days off. The
work is straightforward and easy to learn. If you would like to
know more please phone or email and we can arrange to meet. We
look forward to meeting you. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED in the Waikato/Coromandel area. An intelligent
mechanically minded person with some machinery experience,
including agricultural, farm bikes, etc., is needed here. The
work is varied and interesting, for someone from a farming
background. Wages, hours, and days are flexible. This may suit
someone traveling through New Zealand for a few months. Must
speak good English. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


cabin rentals near Asheville, NC, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, on
three acres with a small stream. Looking for a healthy caretakers
to live on site - with or without your own tiny house on wheels
or a RV - to do housekeeping, landscaping and some maintenance as
needed. You won’t be responsible for bookings or management but
will be needed on site to meet and greet, etc. Compensation will
be full hook-ups for your RV and salary. Also have a separate
12’ X 36’ cabin available for a handyperson to finish and
live in. If interested please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


OREGON COAST – APRIL - DOGSITTER I am planning a trip to
Europe. My partner, Brayden will be staying at our home working
on a building project. We would like someone who would be
comfortable staying at the house when Brayden is also here. We
have an Airbnb bedroom and private bath for the sitter. This is a
non-paid position. Rent-free. Our dog is a very friendly medium
sized (60lb) dog who needs at least one long walk a day and two
short walks. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – a luxury B&B/boutique resort in
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, seeks a hospitality
professional for its Head Innkeeper/Hotel Manager position.
Responsible for daily operations, including the guest experience,
training, managing and motivating staff, facilitating property
maintenance, selling and coordinating onsite special events, and
operating efficiently and on budget. Occasional light
housekeeping and food prep may be required. We specifically seek
a self-starter with proven hospitality-related experience, who
works well with a team to meet or exceed clearly defined goals.
The successful candidate is organized, solutions-oriented,
customer-service driven and computer literate. Housing can be
provided; salary is commensurate with experience. Paid vacation,
flexible off-season schedule, medical insurance, and incentive
bonuses included. Please send your resume and cover letter for
consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No calls please.


JOIN A SMALL NATURAL FAMILY FARM in the mountains in Portugal! We
are a young couple with some experience on
self-sufficient-living. In 2015 we got a piece of land in a small
growing community of close friends in a beautiful valley at the
highest mountains inside the biggest natural park of our country.
We need help on creating a natural farm to support our small
eco-community! Rita is a health-food enthusiast and loves to work
with different kinds of art-craft. She likes to explore with
medicinal plants, fermented foods, and ways of preserving food.
She appreciates doing basketry, wool-work and book-binding. She
also likes to produce cleaning and hygiene products like natural
detergents, soaps and salves. Walking in nature, singing with
friends, and doing yoga are some of the other things she enjoys.
Goncalo is a nature lover with a passion for permaculture and
natural farming. He studied organic agronomy and has been
practicing it since 2008, with the help of volunteers, interns
and apprentices. He enjoys sharing and to make music with
friends. Until now, we built two yurts for living, a greenhouse
dome (toilet and nursery), recovered a ruin for storage and
workshop, and built a stable for the farm animals, a round-house
with reciprocal roof for shelter and a small kitchen. We have the
help of a horse, goat, sheep and chickens to regenerate pasture
where we plant trees and shrubs in order to convert it to a
poly-crop system. This year we will need help maintaining the
vegetable garden; implementing and maintaining food forests;
building simple structures with round wood and recycled
materials; harvesting herbs, vegetables, fruits and processing
them; farming maintenance (cutting and caring fire-wood; moving
electric fences and farm animal summer shades, cleaning the
stable), enjoying live, sharing wisdom and much more. During
Spring and Autumn, we need help us for a maximum of five
hours/day, according to our goals. You will have a shelter with
wood burner and a camping area, hot-shower, dry-toilet and a
small kitchen that you can use for cooking (usually we have lunch
all together). We provide the same healthy ingredients we use for
cooking our own food. During the Summer we only need help for a
maximum of three hours/day therefore we only provide
accommodation (shelter or camping tent) and facilities (kitchen,
dry toilet and solar shower) so you buy your own food (we sell
olive oil, fermented and dried vegetables, nuts, herbs,
vegetables and eggs). There's also a natural pool in the stream
and according to the season, mushrooms, edible and aromatic
plants, berries, acorns and chestnuts. In north Portugal we have
a strong culture of family agriculture that is still practiced by
beautiful old people and some young new amazing neighbors. You
will meet some of those and can get to visit them to chill-out or
help on farming maintenance in exchange for services, products or
money and learn some knowledge or skills with joy! If you are in
Portugal, please call us on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING A YEAR-ROUND, LONG-TERM, LIVE-IN, experienced caretaker
in Newport, RI. Responsible for the smooth operation of a private
residence. Oversee repairs, landscaping, errands, contractors,
guests, and events. Prefer someone with handyman experience (HVAC
a plus). Candidate should be hands-on, with a can-do attitude,
flexible, (some weekends, some late evenings), computer savvy,
with excellent references, college graduate. May 1 start date.
Please send your resume/salary requirements to


A HOUSEKEEPER IS SOUGHT for an historic family castle that is
open to the public and is still lived in by its original family.
This is an opportunity to live and work on this highland estate,
which is located amidst the beauty of Speyside in the North East
of Scotland. The role is a busy one at the heart of the various
activities centered on the castle. A three bedroom, detached
house is included as accommodation. Must have a full clean
driving license, current DBS, and excellent recent references.
Please apply with your resume and references mailed to


HEJ HEJ! This is Mats Grankulla (45, living in North Sweden,
Kiruna, with my wife and kids). We are building a village along
the river with some wood cabins and need help to finish them and
run the camp. I and my family live close by and I am regularly
visiting the camp. But the camp is run by other workers for me
and my business partner Juhani. A few years ago I bought this
land in Kurravaara, which is located 90 minutes from Abisko, and
two hours to Narvik on the border with Norway, in the forest
along the river. It’s a fantastic location, very quiet and
green and perfect to watch out for aurora or midnight sun. The
location is 10 minutes by car or bus to Kiruna. The nature here
is just amazing, the river, the forest, the midnight sun, and the
fauna. The surrounding forests are great for hiking and wandering
around for photography or watching wildlife. The views are just
stunning and Kungsleden or the King´s trail is not too far away.
We are a very easy going, international team, friendly and open
to new cultures, and we'd love to host people from all around the
globe. Now we need some help for driving guest transfers to/from
town (so a driving license is a must). We need a hand to decorate
the cabins with recycled materials, so all your creativity is
very welcome, such as sanding and painting furniture and walls.
We need some help in cleaning the cabins/SkyNests after guests
check in and out, and serving and preparing dinner and breakfast.
As our three SkyNests are on top of a hill, also transporting
guests on snowmobile is a task if you think you can do it. Again,
a driving license is a must. General cleaning around the site,
and chopping wood and preparing the sauna for guests, etc. We are
looking forward to have preferably people with the following
profile: open minded people who love to work in hospitality (men
and women), good spoken English is necessary, and patience is
needed at the camp as there is always something unexpected
happening. You'll work no more than eight hours per day with two
days off a week so you have plenty of time to roam around. And we
can organize your working hours the best they suit you. It is
possible to go away a couple of days and come back. We'll provide
for food and accommodation in a single/shared cabin. You can cook
for yourself. There is also a car for guest transfers and
errands, but not for travelling, but we can take you to the
train/bus station anytime. You can join our tours for free, hike
around, use the sauna or hot tub (to be finished, that’s also a
job) watch the Fauna (moose, reindeers, birds, foxes, and wild
rabbits). You'll have two days off, to visit all the parks around
(Abisko, Jukkasjarvi (where the Ice hotel is located) the Sami
Camp (feed the reindeers and experience their life and culture),
Nikkaluokta, etc. We'll teach you how to fish, start a fire, and
cook food and coffee on an open fire and lot of things about
wilderness. So if you think this will suit you and you are
willing to commit to at least three weeks, you are welcome to
apply by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. So maybe see you soon
later this summer.


TEXAS HILL COUNTRY. Caretaker needed for a 4-acre tree-studded
lodge in Kingsland, TX. Responsible for maintenance of grounds,
pool, exterior and interior of 13 buildings and a 9-slot RV park.
Duties include routine maintenance, repairs, tree trimming, lawn
mowing/trimming, plumbing and electrical repairs, light
carpentry, painting, and basic maintenance of golf carts and
boats. Work estimate is 25 hours/week. Lodging options and salary
negotiable. Access to the lake, and fishing. Additional work
opportunities available in the community if desired. To apply,

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED at a miniature horse farm. We are a
small family owned ranch in Central Texas near Tarpley. This is
an opportunity for a retired couple or retired man, caretaker,
who loves animals and can feed horses twice a day, clean stalls,
fix fence when needed, move hay bales and feed sacks, feed my
cats and my dogs on occasion, water trees, keep our grounds clean
and mowed, mow 30 acres about twice a year, help me with my
landscaping ideas and other general maintenance. Also keep our
new big horse barn clean and also the mini barn and several
outbuilding horse shelters. I have 15 miniature horses and two
full size horses. They are all pets, no riding or working them. I
consider this to be a long-term employment and there is possible
housing (the caretaker house is almost completed) or RV hookup.
Salary negotiable. Prefer a caretaker with horse experience. No
drugs, alcohol, no outside pets as I have my animals roaming
free. Please text your interest and experience to

SEEKING A POWER COUPLE to manage homes on a large South Texas
ranch. We are looking for a wonderful and reliable, motivated
manager/caretaker couple to fill two positions and live onsite to
manage many aspects of a privately owned ranch. The property is
comprised of two main guest homes, “party barn” (Recreation
House), a lake house, a cabin, several out buildings, and a
caretaker’s home. This position requires one to be physically
able to work outdoors in all types of weather and on uneven
terrain. Candidates must be able to safely operate a small
tractor, truck and other equipment including power and hand
tools. The second caretaker position’s duties include guest
meal planning, food purchase, food preparation, serving meals to
owners and guests, as well as the cleaning and upkeep of the
homes, cabin and other buildings. Candidates must be flexible
with work schedules as these are not typical 8-5 jobs when the
owner is on the property. While the owner and guests are off
site, the work hours will be a typical 7/8 hour day Monday –
Friday while the owner and guests are at the ranch. Staff are
needed to work adjusted schedules to accommodate and can include
later hours and weekends. Owners are typically onsite seven to
eight times per year. The team will be expected to keep the
property at “guest ready” level at all times throughout the
year regardless of the owners’ schedule. These two positions
are complete with salary, housing, utilities and other benefits.
This is a long-term opportunity for a stable couple. Our dream
team would be able to manage the following duties with
efficiency, dedication and integrity: Have a very high standard
of cleanliness, be highly organized, be detail oriented, be adept
at monitoring and supervising guests of all ages while
maintaining a positive and composed but commanding demeanor,
anticipate and respond to the changing needs of the household,
effective at completing work accurately and efficiently, able to
problem-solve, display good judgment and make decisions, able to
accept guidance when appropriate, be honest, discreet,
responsible, reliable, committed with minimal tardiness or
absenteeism, be non-smokers, self-motivated, hardworking, in good
health, energetic, meticulous, have an excellent command of the
English language, both written and able to work legally in the
USA. Must have excellent professional and character references.
The interior housekeeping and cleaning duties will include
cleaning the house or areas of home on daily, bi-weekly or weekly
basis as needed to maintain the highest standard throughout,
perform Fall and Spring cleaning, wash and iron the couple’s
clothing as needed, wash and iron linens, change and make beds as
instructed, clean and care for dishes, stemware, silver, fine
furniture and carpets, hardwood floor, artwork, clean and
organize closets, cabinets, drawers, pantries and basement
storage areas as needed, manage and stock cleaning and household
supplies, run errands and grocery shopping as needed, and care
for the houseplants. The exterior housekeeping and cleaning
duties will include cleaning all outdoor furniture, seasonally
move outdoor furniture to and from storage, and stage when
needed, clean the exterior of the main house including entrances,
porches, sills, window, clean and maintain pool house, patios,
decks and docks to maintain highest standard, clean and maintain
mini putt golf course, clean and maintain the garage, clean and
maintain three automobiles and numerous ATVs, and rake the sand
in the Volleyball Court as needed. To apply, please send your

I HAVE 2.25 ACRES NEAR AMARILLO, TX. I would like to have other
folks share my space and create a small community. I have a large
mobile home and there is plenty of space for tiny houses, yurts,
or dome homes. Most of the property is fenced so dogs can run
free. There is lots of stuff for art projects. Please email


GENERAL MANAGER WANTED for a small Holistic Retreat Center in
Vermont. Sky Meadow Retreat hosts small groups of 10 - 16, plus
individuals and couples focused on spiritual awareness and
wellness. The retreat is set on an organic permaculture
homestead, cultivating much of our food and energy needs from the
land. Resident managers and interns live an integrated
earth-based lifestyle in a small intentional community of three
to eight people, focused on presence and simple living, with a
daily practice of meditation and Conscious Communication skills.
Position includes housing, in a beautiful eco-cabin on a
stunning, secluded, 120 acres in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom
with ponds, gardens, trails, woods, fields, and hills. Also
included are utilities, food staples, plus a starting salary of
$12,000/year or 50% of net business income (whichever is
greater). You will be part of a coordinated team with a unified
purpose supporting the healing and awakening of humanity through
personal growth and self-realization. You must have experience
with retreats and retreat centers, business management and
marketing, hospitality, community living, homesteading,
meditation, Conscious Communication skills, and your own
spiritual and wellness practices. We cannot accommodate dogs or
children at this time. Couples welcome. Minimum of two-month
training period, followed by a two-year commitment. Please

HOUSESITTER NEEDED this summer. 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
July 1 – September 1, 2020. 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.


This is a family recreational property, perfect for a retired or
semi-retired person or couple. Modern three bedroom house, hourly
compensation and utilities furnished. Onsite duties include
security, yard and house and outbuildings maintenance. Experience
in repairs and maintenance of equipment a plus. References and
background check required. Please respond with your resume and


HANDYMAN/CARETAKER NEEDED on an island in Anacortes, WA. I live
on a beautiful island and have almost seven acres, with three
horses and need someone to help me fix/install fences, feed the
horses (while I'm away), clear brush, do light carpentry and just
be a general handyman. Ideally, you'd have your own source of
income and an RV and I can provide you an incredible place to
live and a small wage ($200/week). This would be the perfect
situation for someone who might be retired but still likes
staying busy and is interested in experiencing living on an
island. This is a seasonal position for Spring/Summer 2020. To
apply, please forward your bio and resume to

Kirkland, WA. The potential caretaker would be responsible for
the day-to-day care of the animals and maintenance of the
barns/paddocks/pastures. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX provides full care
stall and pasture boarding. We are seeking an individual
committed to animals and their care. A great deal of previous
experience caretaking is desired but not required, but the
applicant must be passionate and interested in animal care, and
be willing and eager to learn about horses, their care, and how
to manage a healthy herd, barn, and pastures. Tasks might include
(but are not be limited to): cleaning stalls/paddocks, cleaning
water troughs, feeding horses, turning horses in and out, and
repairing fences, basic grounds maintenance, basic medical care
of horses, and pasture/paddock maintenance. We are seeking to
employ an individual part-time or full-time. The schedule can be
negotiable, depending upon applicant's need. Full-time wages will
be $2,800/month, plus $1,350 worth of free housing, plus benefits
(top of the line medical, dental, vision health insurance, paid
days off, retirement plan, etc.). If you’re interested in
applying, please email a listing of your previous experience with
animals (with dates), a cover letter, resume, and three email
addresses for work-related references (supervisors, bosses, etc.)

as the Caretaker/Groundskeeper of a property in Belfair, WA.
Responsibilities include mowing lawns, weeding, and landscaping,
as well as security of home and property when needed. An
unfurnished residence is available onsite in exchange for duties
performed. Salary and time worked is negotiable. Non-smoker, no
pets. Honesty and a strong work ethic are a must. Please reply
with references and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX A background
check is required.


I LIVE ON FIVE ACRES in the Driftless Region's hills. Couple or
single needed. You could build or bring in your own dwelling, or
live in the nearby town and partner in outdoor chores and
caretake my handmade house when I travel. Or…? Possibilities
include a squatters-rights contract working toward eventual
ownership. Rent free living and, sad to say, unpaid work, but
goodwill and sharing in an off-grid, low-tech, peaceful,
beautiful, simple, deeply ecological situation. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


by Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains near Sheridan? This is an
opportunity for someone – a writer, graduate student, retiree,
or couple - to rent (for $175 per month) a beautifully situated,
recently restored vintage ranch house (including a kitchen,
living room, two bedrooms, bathroom, two porches as well as
internet) in exchange for 20 hours of help per week at $10 per
hour, doing mainly light gardening and errands as well as
occasional upkeep. Additional hours available at the same rate.
Must have insured, four wheel drive vehicle for rutted roads. No
pets, indoor smoking, children, or drugs. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX stating your background. Personal/phone
interviews and references required.  

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an individual or couple to
work as year-round caretaker(s) and irrigator for a beautiful,
but remote, ranch in the mountains outside of Cody. The caretaker
will be responsible irrigating ranch fields and for all aspects
of care and maintenance of the ranch fields, buildings, and
equipment that support a Summer and Fall cattle operation. We are
looking for an individual who is enthusiastic, hard-working,
handy, safety-oriented, and a self-starter able to take
initiative to keep the ranch running smoothly and efficiently.
This year-round position requires someone who doesn’t mind
living in a remote location (one hour from Cody, WY) through all
seasons. This position includes housing paid for by the Ranch,
including water, electric, and heating utilities. Job
responsibilities and duties include: setting up all irrigation
systems in the Spring, drain and winterize the irrigation system
in the Fall, move five wheel lines daily and maintain all
irrigation systems – roll lines, hand line, big guns, gated
pipe, work closely with the Ranch owners and make recommendations
for irrigation system improvement and carry out upgrade projects,
monitor irrigation pond and pumps, address and fix any issues
that may arise, drag irrigated fields in the Spring, spray and
remove noxious weeds, maintain a perimeter fence around private
property, check and maintain water troughs for cattle, assist
with cattle shipping and receiving as needed, and general
building and equipment maintenance and upkeep. Please email your
resume and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include in the
subject line of your email the job title: Ranch Caretaker /
Irrigation Manager. We look forward to hearing from you!


Seeking a housesitter position. Responsible, healthy, active,
semi-retired female, seeking a paid housesitting position in
Northern and Central California. Prefer a minimum of a two month
position, but am flexible. Enjoy housekeeping in all aspects, and
small pets are OK. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple seeking a long-term caretaking opportunity. We recently
moved to Northern Idaho for access to the outdoors, water and
four seasons. We are looking for an opportunity to steward a
land. We are healthy, organized and motivated with experience in
hospitality and management. He is a chef, farmer, outdoorsman
with mechanical experience. She is a yoga instructor, doula,
herbalist and fluent in five languages. To learn more, please
visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a caretaking position in exchange for rent. Have
experience in horse, goat, and poultry caretaking. Also, a
handyman with much experience. Have my own truck and tools. Can
provide excellent references. Looking in the Nevada County Area.

Do you need quality care and maintenance of your home while you
are away or year round? I am a single, retired, reliable and
discreet professional woman. Drug free/drink free/smoke free.
Excellent references available. Love pets and gardening. Would
like to housesit in Arizona, with preferred areas of Fountain
Hills, Paradise Valley, or Cave Creek. Living quarters must go
with the above position. Available starting in month of May.
Please contact me by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Healthy vibrant couple seeking Caretaker position for 2020. Rest
assured your home, property, pets and animals are professionally
cared for, maintained and protected. 30 years law enforcement
background plus experience in landscaping, ranch work and guest
services, event coordination, gardening, business ownership,
sales and marketing. Multiple references provided emphasizing
integrity, reliability and excellent communication skills. Pat
and Cindy would love to hear from you: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, professional male seeking a caretaking opportunity in
Rockland, Putnam or Westchester Counties, New York, accessible to

Dynamic professional mature couple seeking a live-in estate/home
management position (warm climate preferred). Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to request our resume.

Looking to relocate to the Jackson, WY area or Victor/Driggs, ID.
Was a caretaker for a beautiful home in Wilson, WY. Have
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking: Maintenance and management support positions with a
resort or estate for husband and wife, retired Forest Service,
with 30 years of team experience including management of the
largest recreation complexes in the Pacific Northwest for the
U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Including
forest and structure fire suppression and fire camp management,
Community service: structure firefighters and highway rescue. We
are looking for a quiet, mountain resort or country
retreat/estate located within 100 miles north of Spokane,
Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Please email Jerry and
Billie, Lake Roosevelt, Washington, at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Born To Serve! I’m an unmarried, young senior, Christian man
with two dogs. A sole proprietor most of my life, I was left with
a large skill-set and professional work ethic. Trustworthy,
respectful, responsible and dependable. Can help with farm and
animal care, repairing machinery, plumbing and electrical,
troubleshooting, driving, gardening, lawn care … most anything.
Have tools, will travel. A little on the private side but I am a
people person and enjoy company! I love the country, water, and
anything outdoors. My hobbies are fishing/boating, singing,
aviation and repurposing old items! Needed is a private,
expense-paid cottage, internet, storage and a small wage. Looking
for the Mid-Atlantic area, from Pennsylvania to Georgia. Please

Hello, a Father and Son Team (Jeff 68 and Josh 30) are searching
for a caretaker ranch position in the Western States. We are
personable, with a can-do attitude, organized, detailed
outdoorsmen/survival types, with search and rescue expertise. We
are wilderness first responders, fishermen, campers, landscapers,
forestry animal whisperers, providing safety and security and so
much more. Great references available upon request. Please

Single man with two horses seeking a farm to rent in Argentina or

Family looking for a live-in caregiving opportunity. Wife has
many years of caregiving experience. Husband speaks fluent
Korean, Japanese, and English and is an experienced language
teacher and sales/marketing professional currently not working
due to the Corona shutdown. Feel free to call, text or WhatsApp

Hello! I am a 59-year-old male (soon to be 60) looking for a
full-time salaried position ... in the past 30 years I have done
a lot of side work including  landscaping, a lot of roofing and
interior repairs and updates. I have also roughly 15 years of
caring for a local doctor/friends home and property. I have 35
plus years manufacturing experience 20 of which were in
supervision although this past year I have been working for a
company installing drop ceilings. I need to find the next
adventure to take me through the next 20 years. You can contact
me by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing
from you … Craig  

Hello, my name is James and I'm seeking a caretaking position
that involves warm weather throughout the winter months. I've
been a self-employed Finish carpenter and remodeling
contractor/handyman for 35+ years.in Wisconsin (that’s enough
cold and dark skies for me - my soul needs warmth and sunshine).
I'm a very healthy, 61-years-young, and looking for my next big
adventure as long as it's warm! I'm open to new opportunities and
ideas. Maybe even a partnership on something new. Please email

Aloha Everyone! Hello, my name is Isabel and I am seeking a great
long-term situation working in a positive environment with either
an individual, family, business, or organization. My experience
and skills includes property management, caretaking, retreat
management, horticulture, personal assistant, event planning, B&B
management, organic farming, gardening, landscaping, organizing,
floral arrangements, and photography/art//website design. Resume
and references available upon request. I am authentic, positive,
healthy, energetic, self-motivated, friendly, loving, dependable,
loyal, trustworthy, fun, organized, conscientious, clean, caring,
calm, patient, flexible, smart, wise, and background checked. I
love experiencing nature, the ocean, mountains, trees, flowers,
and animals - I love it all! I love writing, music, art, film,
cooking, exploring, meditating, praying, reading, laughing,
learning, teaching, long walks, great conversations, and sharing
with everyone. Exceptional listening and communicating skills.
Excellent time-management and multitasking skills with a strong
attention to detail and the overall big picture. Ensure privacy
in handling confidential matters. Praised for creating beautiful
and inspiring environments that are in alignment with the goals
of the owners of the property. Prefer housing with commensurate
salary and coastal location. Thank you. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Aloha nui Loa!  Blessings, Isabel

Hi, my name is Merry Lynn Lake. I'm a bit of an entrepreneur in
that sense that I've done many kinds of work in my life:
preschool teacher, ESL teacher, Administrative Office Assistant,
sales, Retail Management, library work, and Innkeeping. I'm
multi-skilled. Also I've worked with people of all ages from
birth to seniors. I have terrific customer service skills, good
phone etiquette, good attention to details, organized,
thoughtful, and am a good communicator. Whatever your job entails
I can do it with care, flair, creativity, gusto, and good will. I
love working with people. Please respond via email at

Highly Responsible, mostly retired, woman and her cat looking for
a long-term (minimum six months) housesitting position. Personal
and professional references are from associations formed during
my career with Fortune 500 hotels, as well those formed while
acquiring an M.B.A. at the University of Colorado; well-trained
cat's references from current landlord in Vail, Colorado. Please

Veteran teacher with two 14-year-old, well-behaved, responsible
children, looking to return to the Big Island to teach English.
We housesit, care for dogs, cats or other animals. We clean and
maintain premises as well. Looking for a 6-month housesitting
arrangement beginning July or August 1, 2020 but am flexible.

French single lady Personal/House Manager available for the
elite. I’m a Companion Coach, Property, Inn, Airbnb, Resort,
and Spa Manager. Tao/Tantra yoga meditation, qi gong, healing
detox Massage therapy practitioner. Can travel and/or relocate to
your location. Excellent references available upon request.
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Top Notch Pet/Housesitter Of 15 Years Available. A Woman Who
Loves Animals More Than Humans Is Seeking Jobs Out Of Town Or
Country. Many References Available! Non Smoker/Drinker. Pet First

Single, healthy, intelligent, hardworking caregiver/private
chef/artist (F) seeks a live-in position for spring of 2020
forward. Short or long-term positions considered. Over 20 years
of caregiving and hospitality experience. Seven years of live-in
experience with pet/farm care and grounds/estate management.
Skills in gardening and construction. Resides in Western NC, and
open to relocation. Excellent references, resume available.
Salary requested. Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you for your


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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,
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