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THIS IS OUR 231st ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983        Volume 39, Number 3 

May/June 2021        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 32 states
and 14 countries
Caretaker Profile
Roy Fox: Historic Museum Caretaker
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES
      
ALABAMA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED this summer in Addison, AL. I have a two
bedroom and two bath house on 20 acres in this small rural town.
I have a car available – it’s about an hour 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.

ALASKA

TALKEETNA, Alaska. Unique situation available for a
carpenter/craftsman; free housing and use of small pick-up truck.
Beginning in April for a minimum of five months, up to a year or
longer, in exchange for carpentry and log home maintenance work.
Details to be discussed via emails, and over the phone. This
would be ideal for a single person, possibly a couple. The cabin
is small, rustic living, yet very comfortable with a living room,
kitchen and sleeping loft. Hot running water with a shower
inside, toilet is an outhouse. Separate heated workshop with
attached guest bedroom. The place is charming and has a wonderful
view of Denali. Required: 3 current references willing to be
contacted. Email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CARETAKER and Hostel Host needed in Girdwood, located
one mile from the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Alaska's largest year
round resort. In need of a live-in caretaker to clean and assist
with guest check in. Hourly starting wage is $15. Work 20 to 40
hours per week depending on season (summer is the busiest). We
offer housing on exchange or by rent. Must be a non-smoker,
non-partier, well organized, outgoing, very neat, personable and
flexible. Responsibilities include housekeeping, guest check in,
reservations, guest communication, and light property
maintenance. Must be computer savvy and a quick learner. The
position is open now for the summer season, with an option to
continue through winter (preferred). To apply, please mail your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAMPGROUND HOST needed near Valdez, Alaska, summer 2021. Own RV
required. Free campsite and negotiable pay for facilities and
guest care at beautiful XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (No RV hookups,
Wi-Fi, limited phone). Enjoy stunning views, fishing, hiking,
wildlife, cooking out, quiet for napping and reading. Site has
communal vault toilets, water hand pump. Personal picnic table,
fire ring. We provide for the host: storage space, solar oven,
kayak, bikes, and tank dumping nearby. Bring your own
paddleboard/other gear. Dogs welcome. Located 24 miles to town.
You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
 
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dear Gary, The Caretaker Gazette got very quick results for us.
Our new ad for a caretaker that ran in the Gazette got us many
applicants so far. More than we've ever had from other sources.
All the applicants who responded appear to be good candidates for
our position. We're so glad we heard about the Gazette and
advertised for a caretaker with you. Thanks for a job well done!
Jim M., Los Angeles, CA

Hi Jim, thanks for your message. I'm happy to hear that your
caretaker wanted ad that ran in the Gazette received a great
response from qualified applicants for your caretaker position.
With a pool of good candidates to choose from, it sounds like
your property will be in very good hands.

Gary, please let me know why you have stopped sending email
updates. I used to get them every week. Thanks, Beth K. Albany,
NY

Hi Beth, thanks for writing. This email message is being sent
to you from a different Server than the Server we use to send you
our email broadcasts. We have emailed updates to your outlook.com
email address every week since you subscribed. Have you checked
your Spam Folder for them? You can log into your account anytime,
and you can see the latest email update that we emailed to your
outlook.com email address right on your Welcome Back page after
you log in. Some of our outlook.com subscribers have complained
to us that for some unknown reason outlook.com has started to
block our email broadcasts that we send to their outlook.com
email address every week from a different Server than this one.
So some of our outlook.com subscribers have switched their email
address with us to something other than outlook.com

Hello Gary, last year you published my ad in your paper, and I
got a great response. I had two women from mainland America come
here, who saw my ad in the Gazette. The last woman left just a
month ago. I think later this year will be a good time for me to
host more people again. September or October would be a good time
to run my ad and begin to make connections. Please place my
updated ad in your Gazette this coming fall, and let me know the
ad cost. Thank you, Kathy J., Kapaau, HI

Kathy, I'm glad to hear that your ad in the Gazette worked so
well for you last year. We’ve heard from many of our
subscribers who are anxious to travel again this year. We look
forward to receiving your updated ad and running it later this
year.

Hello Gary! I just want to thank you so much for this great
service. All the people who have contacted me in response to my
Situations Wanted ad in the Gazette sounded terrific. I ended up
accepting a long-term housesitting position in Texas! Just what
I've been hoping for, getting to a warmer southwestern climate.
So far so good! Marie W., El Paso, TX

Hi Marie, congratulations on the positive response to your ad
and for finding a housesitting position! Texas should be much
warmer than northern Michigan! Please keep in touch and let us
know how things are going. Maybe we'll feature you in a Caretaker
Profile in a future issue of the Gazette. 

Just want to congratulate you on a First Rate service! After
receiving our first issue, we emailed our resume to one of your
advertisers. We were very pleased to hear back from our potential
employer within 24 hours with a caretaker job offer. And with a
nice package, including wages close to $45,000 a year. We highly
recommend The Caretaker Gazette to anyone looking to fill/find
the perfect position/employee! Thanks again Gary! Best regards,
Buck B. Susanville, CA

Buck, that was quick and easy. You must have an impressive
resume! Most folks need to respond to a number of our advertisers
before they receive offers like yours. Let us know how it works
out.

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

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ARIZONA 

EXPERIENCED HORSE CARETAKER with an RV needed. A small nonprofit
equine sanctuary in the mountains 60 miles southeast of Tucson is
looking for a caretaker couple for a six month commitment or
more. Preference for someone seeking an animal sanctuary
experience who already has basic equine care skills. No riding
involved. Solo is fine as long as you can perform all the duties
listed. At least one of you must have horse experience. Animals
under care include horses, mules, donkeys, geese and goats.
Duties include two daily feedings, manure management, observing
herd for signs of ailment and injury, catching and holding horses
for vet and farrier as well as general security for the
sanctuary, which is remote and about 15 miles from the nearest
large town. It’s very quiet here, and you’ll enjoy mountain
views while you work. There are plenty of recreational
opportunities in the area, including wineries, hiking the Arizona
Trail, historic Tombstone and Bisbee and more! Work is not
typically full-time, and generally is 25 - 30 hours/week over six
days. We have a five bedroom vacation rental adjacent to the
sanctuary that helps financially support us and one or both of
you should have cleaning experience, and be able to clean and
ready the entire house between guests. Handyman or construction
experience is also preferred, for minor repairs to barn, fencing,
vacation rental, etc. Both people must be able to take direction,
communicate effectively, walk, bend, grip, lift, carry food
buckets, scrub and empty large water troughs and move 100 pound
bales of hay (no hay stacking required). This is physical work.
No heavy or daytime drinking or drugs and no smoking. Should be
an early riser. Great if you are familiar with equipment
operation such as a tractor and chain saw. We provide pay
commensurate with experience, and a 50/30 amp FHU
site/water/septic/shared Wi-Fi and trash removal for your RV as
part of the compensation. Pets require approval. If you’re
interested and we can talk further please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED from late August - October for an off grid,
rustic 40 acre, 100% solar homestead located at 3,100 feet in the
southeastern Arizona High Desert with beautiful mountain views of
the Coronado National Forest. Hiking, fishing, shopping,
birdwatching, boating and Hot Springs nearby. Responsibilities
include taking care of three friendly cats and minor plant
watering. Own living space preferred or yurt available. Must be
handy, responsible and trustworthy. Please email serious
inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A CENTRAL ARIZONA VACATION COMMUNITY needs a year-round,
full-time Resident Caretaker. This position includes a salary,
private on-site home with utilities (internet and cable TV
included), and an insurance stipend. Truck provided for
job-related purposes. Perfect for an individual, couple or family
looking to live in a quiet forest environment. Involves physical
outdoor work, including operating a potable water supply and a
sewer system, maintaining community roads and buildings, handling
seasonal brush clearing, and providing security and fire watch
services. Applicants should be able to handle basic plumbing,
carpentry and electrical repairs. Must be able to operate and
maintain backhoe and tractor. The job requires a valid Arizona
driver's license and a three-year safe driving record. Must pass
appropriate background check and a drug test. The ability to work
independently and present a positive public demeanor are
essential. Please send a letter of interest, resume and
references (minimum of two) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART-TIME HELP NEEDED at a horse boarding stable in Cottonwood,
AZ. Couples welcome. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a quiet horse
boarding stable located on a bluff overlooking the town of
Cottonwood and the majestic Mingus Mountain range. Duties include
feeding, turn outs, and stall cleaning for horses four days per
week and when the owner is out of town in exchange for room and
board. Paid maintenance work as needed doing repairs around the
ranch, barns and our Airbnb. Check out our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more. Housing offered and salary
will be based on experience. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA 

LOCAL COUPLE NEEDED. My husband and I operate a tourist
attraction, retail shop and cafe on Kangaroo Island, off the
mainland of South Australia. We are looking for a couple who want
to enjoy Kangaroo Island. We are wanting a couple to help with
our grounds man and cleaning jobs for about one hour each morning
in exchange for power, water and laundry facilities. Depending on
your skills, there will be some paid work. We have plenty that
needs doing in many areas. We will provide an area for you to
live that will be next to a laundry, toilet and shower block.
There is also a renovated bus you are welcome to use for extra
room. Looking for help between the dates of April 22 to May 7.
For more details along with the time/dates you are interested in,
please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FARM CARETAKER REQUIRED in Cambooya, 25 kilometers south of
Toowoomba. Must have your own RV or trailer. Power and water
supplied. Light jobs will consist of the dripper on trees,
controlling weeds around the house area and maybe some mowing.
The wage is negotiable. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COUPLE OR SINGLE PERSON NEEDED to caretake a remote mine north of
Meekatharra, Western Australia. Needed from the start of April
for a few months or longer but the dates are negotiable. This is
a paid position and negotiable if people are on a pension.
Person(s) would need to know how to use the camp generator, etc.
Basic mechanical skills needed. Accommodation provided in a
lovely setting. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FARM CARETAKING POSITION AVAILABLE. Park your caravan/mobile home
beside a beautiful creek and/or beside a vacant homestead for
exchange of providing some light duties to help caretake the
farm. A 10,000 acre grazing property (cattle, sheep, goats) in
Gore. The location is one hour west of Warwick. Light duties will
include the assistance in caring for lawns and gardens, repairs
and maintenance machinery and farm buildings. Open for other jobs
if your skills are suitable. Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

URGENT! A reliable, honest person or couple wanted to help
caretake a homestead complex on a cattle station 80 kilometers
west of Winton, Queensland on the Winton/Boulia Road. Must be
fit, enjoy an active lifestyle and have tidy habits. The position
is available now through September. This time frame is when the
occupants will be away not the time a person(s) is to stay.
Duties include looking after the homestead, garden and animals
(mini dash hounds, chooks and poddy calves). There will be help
close at hand as we live six kilometers away on an adjoining
property. At times we may require help with the day-to-day
running of the properties if the applicant is willing. All food,
electricity, kitchen, bathroom facilities will be provided. So if
you are keen for a new experience… give XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX a
call on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!

BELIZE

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

CALIFORNIA

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a picturesque ranch in Sequoia
National Monument. Seeking an experienced, motivated couple to
live on and care for a recently purchased family owned ranch deep
within the Sequoia National Forest. The immediate goals for a
caretaker couple are to ensure the property is well looked after,
oversee light renovations required to make the cabins ready to
rent, and help maintain and enhance the property. Depending on
permitting timing, in 2022 the role will grow to encompass
managing between two to five Airbnb rental cabins. We are
accepting applications for an immediate start date. The ranch is
a 320+ acre off grid property, 100% surrounded by the Giant
Sequoia National Monument, with a fully paved gated forest road
access, including a gated two mile private paved road. The
5,000’ altitude keeps summers temps mild. The job
qualifications and duties (including but not limited to):
maintenance of all rolling stock ranch equipment (tracked skid
steer, brush fire truck, UTVS, etc.), maintenance of on-site
HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, solar, generator,
fueling, camera, internet systems, greet future Airbnb cabin
rental guests at the forest service gate, winterize irrigation
systems as necessary, maintenance of trails, roads, and fences on
property, landscape maintenance including trees, shrub
maintenance, firewood splitting, sprinkler systems, etc., care
and feeding of a small number of horses that may come later, care
for other small animals or garden that we may bring on later,
plant annuals and maintain perennials around property, possible
future pond maintenance, cleaning guest cabins after guests stay,
pick up mail and shipments at the neighboring ranch, work
weekends as needed and some holidays once the cabin rental
business is established, assist with other ranch duties when
needed and as primary duties allow, and keep the road accessible
with a snow plow. Need to be able to work alone, but also be
comfortable taking direction from the owners. Must have a valid
driver’s license. Must pass periodic drug tests. A strict
background check and references are required. Prior experience as
a property caretaker and experience in living in a remote setting
is critical. The job benefits include paid relocation, on-site
housing, utilities, phone, and internet paid for, an incredibly
beautiful place to live, new company pickup truck, Polaris
ranger, and fuel card, flexible budget to acquire equipment as
needed, competitive salary negotiable depending on experience,
weekly and yearly vacation time off, a beautiful location for
living, riding, and fishing, and nobody else on the property for
many days/weeks of the year, so there is complete solitude. You
can have your own horses or pets on-site if you have them. To
apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAREGIVER/CARETAKER/MANAGER. Are you ready to live on a lake
within the next 30 days? You must be a couple for this caretaker
position: Retired preferred. Benefits include lodging, utilities,
Wi-Fi, and a negotiable salary. Must have your own outside income
(social security, pension, dividends, etc.). You will live year
round on one of the most beautiful pieces of property in Lake
County with 500 feet of lakefront on Clear Lake, California's
largest natural lake, 19 miles long. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for photos and more information. This is one
of the best bass fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located 2½
hours north of San Francisco. You will manage and care for a
four-unit estate on five acres that normally is busy less than
ten weeks a year, but due to Covid-19 has been the busiest in 50
years as people are trying to get away for a few days.  Only 17
minutes to the town of Clearlake but far enough away to give you
the most peaceful and quiet setting. Excellent caregiving skills
for male owner. Nonsmokers, no alcohol, cat or small dog is okay.
Must have good handyman, landscaping skills and good credit
scores. If you are the type that likes to keep busy each day and
especially on your own time schedule, do not pass up the
opportunity to check this fabulous property out. Housing and
salary to be discussed depending on your skills and your
qualifications. If you would like to live on five private acres
without major expenses, this is the place. Single individuals
need not apply. Interviews will be conducted on the property.
Please email or fax your resume, listing all of your handyman and
landscaping skills, outside income explanation, and current
references with addresses and telephone numbers to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located in Big Sur, CA. We have 59 guest
suites, 65 camping and 17 glamping sites. We believe our guests
select Ventana because of our caring and attentive colleagues who
are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful
experiences. We are seeking exceptional hospitality professionals
to join our team. The types of positions we recruit for include
Campground/Glamping Hosts, Food & Beverage, Cooks, Housekeeping,
General Maintenance and Landscape Attendants. Our benefits
include employee housing, $10 per shift gas allowance for
employees who do not live onsite, one free meal per shift,
medical, dental and vision, 401K with company match, new child
paid leave (after one year of service), paid vacation and 12 free
room nights per year at Hyatt hotels worldwide as well as friends
and family discounts. Pay is dependent on each position. Resumes
can be sent to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INNKEEPER COUPLE NEEDED for a Northern California Inn. Looking
for a permanent, full-time, bondable, and long-term couple to
manage an inn/motel near the northern California redwood forest.
Applicants must have customer service, communication skills,
enjoy interacting and caring for guests, have computer skills,
hotel experience preferred, honest, self-motivated, energetic,
organized, and able to perform handyman tasks. The Innkeeper
position is like running your own small business, requiring a
wide range of skills and talent. Most of all it requires a
willingness to work and love guest interactions – this is a
very hands on position. Please note you will have to be willing
to help the staff clean rooms to succeed with this property.
Compensation includes a one bedroom apartment and all utilities
paid. The ideal applicant would be a semi-retired couple,
non-smoker with positive attitudes, clean, friendly, good work
ethic with a clean background check, and handyman type. No young
children, or pets allowed. Please email your resume and contact
info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA

A FULL-TIME LIVE-IN CARETAKER/PERSONAL assistant/domestic needed.
An individual is preferred, a couple would be considered. This is
a full-time salaried position for a person with a minimum of five
years’ experience in onsite, household employment and the
ability to understand and demonstrate a “Caretaker’s Heart”
at all times. The job location is 80% in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and
20% in Los Angeles, California. The employer enjoys a healthy,
high energy lifestyle and many various outdoor activities.
Applicants should know and enjoy the Northern Nevada, year-round
climates, and outdoor lifestyle. Some knowledge of the Los
Angeles area would be a plus. Job duties are varied and include:
Grounds keeping (some snow removal in winter) with general
property/housekeeping maintenance and security monitoring.
Handyman skills (a Jack-of-all-trades) is a plus, be in good
health with some physical strength. Working knowledge of cars
(some classics) and motorcycles. Valid driver’s license with no
insurance restrictions, personal driver for the owner, includes
an executive SUV/or limousine, pickup guests at the airport, etc.
Boat and trailer towing. (Due to customization, maximum height of
the driver is 6 feet.) Knowledge of business is a plus, with
basic home computer and internet skills, email, and
word-processing, as well as the ability to make travel
arrangements. Punctuality and dependability are vital. Early
morning meetings and tasks will be assigned. Compensation package
is $40,000 plus, based on experience. Includes: full time
salaried position, with flexible hours. On site, private
standalone staff caretakers’ quarters in Lake Tahoe and a
small, attached caretaker’s quarters with separate entrance, in
Los Angeles. Company truck, cell phone and casual uniforms will
be provided. No drinking allowed during working hours. A
background and drug test are required. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

CARETAKER NEEDED to live on our remote British Columbia coastal
homestead. Looking for a long-term commitment. This is a great
opportunity for a latter day homesteader to live off the sea;
fish, crab, prawn, clams, as well as our gardens and orchard.
Boating experience is a big plus. If interested in knowing more,
please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

GOLDEN, COLORADO. We are seeking a long-term general
labor/property maintenance/groundskeeper. This is a full-time
permanent position. Duties include overall general security, DVR
maintenance, mowing, spraying, watering and pruning, seasonal
snow removal, and light equipment operation. Must have good
communication skills. Applicants with trade experience,
landscaping or maintenance are encouraged to apply. The property
is in a central Jeffco location – multiple locations/sites.
Possible travel. Potential nice housing available if warranted.
Would consider any applicant, husband/wife couple, semi-retired
person or a sub-contractor. The minimum age requirement is 18.
Willing to train a motivated individual. Must have a clean/valid
motor vehicle record, adequate references, and be able to pass an
extensive background check. Compensation to be based on
experience, performance and ability. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your salary history and compensation
expectations.

CARETAKER WANTED for a disabled person in southwest Colorado.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OUR COLORADO MOUNTAIN PROPERTY needs a housesitter from around
May 1 through October 1, 2021. A couple or single person is
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. 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
required.

CONNECTICUT

HELP NEEDED ASAP. A charming one bedroom apartment attached to a
gorgeous historic Colonial home, surrounded by a natural paradise
in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. Lots of privacy, a
perfect place to work on that novel. Single or couple who could
work halftime for the estate in return for housing with all
utilities and a part-time salary for 20 hours a week. Home
maintenance with lawn and gardening skills essential. Applicants
must have recent caretaking/and or gardening experience, with
excellent references from employers. Hospitality skills also a
plus for help with part-time renters. Also required is a COVID-19
vaccination and background check. Please send your cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a full-time Innkeeper
(individual or couple). Must be experienced, well-organized and
customer satisfaction driven. Responsibilities include all things
“Innkeeping”. Daily duties will include greeting guests,
preparing breakfast, cleaning, reservations, social media post,
phones, etc. Sorry, no pets or smokers. Compensation includes
on-site housing, utilities salary, and benefits (time off each
week plus vacation each year). We are an award-winning, 5-star,
five suite Victorian Inn located in Wallingford, CT. We have
international and local guests year-round. We also host small
private events. Looking to fill this great position starting in
April. To apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

SEEKING A COUPLE to help manage our four acre property in the
cloud forest area of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Offering a fully
furnished casita for one or two people with a stunning view of
the Pacific Gulf. Greenhouse available for plants or crafts.
Separate shared office space available. This would be ideal for a
semi-retired couple. Accessible for persons with physical
disability. Spanish/English skills a plus. Ten minute walking
distance to Santa Elena. Help manage landscaping, forest and
citrus trees, cleaning and maintenance of dwellings and other
structures, supervise potential rental of two homes on the
property. The caretakers will be responsible for
guidance/planning/prioritizing projects for a versatile and
energetic handyman/gardener who works Monday through Friday, plus
doing a reasonable amount of daily chores and gardening, tidying
and sweeping the common areas, etc. The casita includes Wi-Fi. No
pets, and no smoking. Benefits: excellent location, bilingual
community, reasonable rent in exchange for management duties. For
more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EGYPT 

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in Cairo, Egypt. Our client, a
gentleman based in Cairo, is seeking a caretaker with a knowledge
of nursing and physiotherapy. This is a full-time, live-in
position with a Monday to Friday schedule for approximately 40
hours per week. General duties will include keeping on top of
medication, accompanying the principal to any appointments,
occasional physiotherapy and generally keeping a close eye on his
health and well-being. There may be some domestic and
international travel. The ideal candidate will have prior
experience in a similar role, be discreet, mature, and capable.
Relocation assistance is provided. Compensation will be $40,000 -
$45,000. If you are interested in this position, please apply by
sending your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

COUPLE SOUGHT as a Gardener/Handyperson/Driver and Housekeeper in
West Sussex. After eighteen happy years, our gardener and his
wife are moving on as they near retirement and we are proposing
to sell our family home within the next year. We are looking to
make an initial six month appointment for a willing couple to
help us bring the house to market and maintain high standards of
presentation throughout the selling process. Work will include
gardening, mowing, general maintenance and occasional driving.
Housekeeping will include part-time cleaning, washing and
ironing. We are an informal, friendly couple and offer a two
bedroomed cottage with garden. This position is to start in early
May 2021. Please apply by mailing your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a ¼ acre property in St. Petersburg, FL
from July to October 2021 while we are away. This is not a paid
position. It’s a lovely property and close to the beach. Live
in the house, take care of the back gardens and pool, light house
cleaning. RV parking with 30 amp, if needed. Non-smoker, a person
who keeps a home clean, someone who is very good with plants and
will not disturb any of our neighbors. You will be asked to pay a
small fee for utilities during this time. Internet provided.
Three verifiable references required. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER with their own RV needed year round in
Loxahatchee, in Palm Beach County. Prefer an individual for the
long-term in exchange for groundskeeping, security and light
maintenance. Full hook-ups will be provided for the caretaker’s
RV, along with cable, Wi-Fi and use of the laundry facilities.
Please email to apply at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PRIVATE CENTRAL FLORIDA RANCH is in search of a ranch
hand/caretaker. Duties to include, but are not limited to
managing all aspects of the property on a daily basis…animal
care, handyman/woman, operate machinery, landscaping, fencing,
irrigation, cleaning, etc. Ideal candidate(s) must be motivated,
honest, dependable and hardworking with an eye for detail.
Non-smoking facility. No drugs or drama. If interested please
email your resume, salary requirements and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

WORK EXCHANGE SITUATION AVAILABLE in Bidart, in southwestern
France. We have a large property surrounded by gardens and
forest, so forestry work, land preparation, and some vegetable
garden preparation in the spring is required. And inside, we have
some small jobs that need to be completed by someone with
carpentry or decorating skills/experience. We also need help on
the land, clearing of undergrowth, cutting and collecting wood
for heating, and constructing paths. We are looking for practical
and hard-working people, who enjoy physical work and being
outdoors near the beach and mountains. Accommodation and food
provided. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GEORGIA 

JACKSON GEORGIA AREA: Property Caretaker needed for a private,
rural, second home and grounds. Security presence, daily rounds,
grounds maintenance, carpentry and equipment maintenance skills.
RV (two separate full 50 amp hookups available with Wi-Fi) or
private housing (two-bedroom custom hi-end Horton mobile home
with new appliances, 12x24 shop, and a 12 acre yard). Two
options: Long-term preferred with a flexible start date or
short-term for an RV only, with a flexible start date. Initial
inquiries should please provide: your age, availability date,
your requirements, expectations, and present location. No kids.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

HAWAII 

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape the cold, and
exchange your environment for the tropics. Our 2.25-acre estate
in Kona is in need of an individual who can care for its
landscape, gardens, and general maintenance. This commitment is
for a minimum of 90 days, but a longer-term position could be
possible, if all parties are content. This position is available
now. If hired, one can expect round trip airfare from your
nearest major airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on the property, we
will provide you with private hi-end accommodations with cable
and Wi-Fi, maid service once a week, gourmet breakfast and
dinner, and a negotiated stipend. Lastly, we will occasionally
give you free use of a vehicle to explore the island. We are in
one of the most beautiful parts of Hawaii, and I believe the in
the world. We are seeking a self-motivated, organized, in shape
and strong, and very tidy and clean individual, who will work 36+
hours a week to upkeep our estate’s land, agriculture, and
gardens. We are willing to train in our procedures, but you must
have experience. There are occasions where we have to do a little
sanding and painting, and pressure washing. We live in a jungle,
where it is absolutely necessary to spray herbicides and
insecticides. We do our best to be as organic as possible. You
must be proficient and competent in using a commercial mower,
weed eater, blower, hedge trimmer, chain saw, pole chain saw, and
silky pole saw. We use mostly Stihl equipment, and have an echo
weed eater, and a commercial mower by Honda. This equipment will
be your responsibility to maintain, and you should be able to do
light repairs on them. You will have to tend to all fertilizing
and weed maintenance. You must be competent in installing,
maintaining, and repairing irrigation. We use Toro products. We
have over 60 different fruit and spice trees, and edible berries
and bushes, vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical
garden with rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. We are in the
process of adding three lotus and lily ponds, and in late 2021 we
are hoping to open our pigmy goat farm. It is fabulous, but it is
hard work to maintain all of them. If you love plants and the
outdoors, this is your dream job. The property has a panoramic
view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel
this position might be your calling, please send me your resume
and a list of references. I will review them and give you a call
to set up an interview time. I can do Skype and FaceTime. No drug
use, non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! Please have one of
these options available for your interviews. All applicants will
be subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Please forward resumes and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the terms “House
of Kona, caretakers” in the subject line of your email.
Responses should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and mahalo!

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE on the Big Island. A one
bedroom/one bathroom furnished cottage/cabin (720 sq. ft.)
provided with washer/dryer hookups, and a detached garage. No
smoking allowed. Cats are OK. We are taking applications for a
caretaker for our Big Island 100% off grid home. A single person
is preferred, or two people maximum. No young children.
Experience a must. Hawaii Island resident preferred. If you are
interested please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with:
1- An introduction.
2- What you are looking for in a caretaker opportunity and what
can you offer?
3- What part of the Big Island are you familiar with?
4- Your availability in months, years, etc.
5- Your experience and a homeowner who you can provide as a
reference. Thanks.

HELP WANTED on a remote off-grid oceanfront retreat/home on the
Big Island. Must have skills in the areas of tropical
gardening/landscaping (includes Trimming, drip irrigation,
weeding, and organic maintenance; not a farm!),
maintenance/repair, structural and mechanical, basic plumbing,
electrical, seasonal wood finishing, screen repair, and knowledge
of wood/hand tools. Agility and strength and some "heavy
lifting”, ladder climbing necessary. Applicants should be neat,
communicate well, and be a team player with a good work ethic and
be health oriented. Relate well to other staff, guests, and also
be able to handle time alone. Must be comfortable in a tropical
beach environment; outdoor living, and being close to nature.
Work trade plus wages and benefits based upon commitment and
experience. Owners/original designers/builders on sight
seasonally available to train and orient to systems and the local
environment. Please email your information, and recent photo to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Hawaii Position” in
the Subject Line for our forwarding purposes.

LOOKING FOR RELIABLE CARETAKERS on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi
(near Naʻalehu). We have built a beautiful sanctuary in Kaʻū
and are looking for conscious, responsible, earth-loving people
who would like to help maintain the gardens and the food forest,
beginning in April, 2021. Ideally we'd like a long-term couple.
This is a substance-free land, located between Naʻalehu and
Ocean View. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a unique healing sanctuary in
the heart of Kaʻū. People come throughout the year for personal
and group retreats and we always need help in the gardens.
Kipukamaluhia is an ideal space for those who cherish elegant,
voluntary simplicity, for whom self-inquiry, beauty, direct
communication, mindfulness and integrity are important and for
those who are nourished by and love to connect with and care for
gardens, orchards, and animals. We have a beautiful yoga room and
a sound healing room and an ancient forest behind the sanctuary
for walking meditation and rejuvenation. Though off the grid, we
have solar-powered electricity and high speed internet.
Applicants must have a car. You can learn more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please call or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Mahalo

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape, and exchange your
environment for the tropics. We have a 2¼ acre estate in Kona,
and are in need of an individual with finish carpentry skills,
light plumbing and electrical, painting, and general maintenance.
We could entertain a couple for this position, with the second
party doing 15+ hours weekly housekeeping duties. This commitment
is for a minimum of 90 days, however if all parties are content
the contract can be long-term. This position will be open as of
now. If hired, one can expect a round trip ticket from your
nearest major airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on the property, we
will provide you with private hi-end accommodations, free cable
and Wi-Fi, maid service once a week, gourmet breakfast and dinner
daily, and a negotiated stipend. Lastly, we will occasionally
give you free use of a vehicle to explore the island. We are in
one of the most beautiful parts of Hawaii, and I believe in the
world. No drug use, non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! The
applicant must have his or her own health and auto insurance
coverage. This is a “Work for Hire” position and does not
imply employment. We are seeking a self-motivated, organized, in
shape and strong, and very tidy and clean individual, who will
work 32+ hours a week to upkeep our estate. We are willing to
train in our procedures, but you must have experience and be
proficient in the following areas: there are occasions where we
have projects which include sanding and painting, pressure
washing, and tiling. It is also important to have some skills in
plumbing and electrical. We undertake many small and large
projects that need to be accomplished in between the general
maintenance responsibilities. A fully equipped woodshop is
onsite. You must be proficient and competent in using the
following; saws (miter, circular, jig, band, table, scroll,
plunge circular, tile saw, and sawzall), multi-tool, tenon and
biscuit joiners, routers, planers, drills and drill press, dremel
tool, sanders and belt sanders, finish sprayers, and a rotary
laser. In addition to the use of the above tools, you would be
responsible for the maintenance and light repairs of these tools.
We have over 50 different fruit and spice trees and bushes,
vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical garden with
rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. It is fabulous. We all work
hard here, and we believe in quality over quantity. Our motto is;
“If you undertake a project with us, do it to your fullest
potential, or don’t even bother”. We encourage good ideas,
creativity, and a team approach. The property has a panoramic
view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel
this position might be your calling, please give me a call to set
up an interview (I can do Skype and FaceTime) and please send me
your resume and references, as well. All applicants will be
subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Aloha and mahalo! Please
forward resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include the terms “House of Kona, caretakers” in the subject
line of your email. My response should be received within 48
hours.

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from August 8 to August 21 in Reykjavík. This
is the eleventh year in a row XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers
projects in the Botanical Gardens in Reykjavík. The Botanical
Gardens are an outdoor collection of living plants, founded in
1961 and it will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2021. The
garden’s main role is to conserve plants for education,
research and delight. It conserves some 5,000 plant species in
eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the
enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone.
The garden is open to the public and free of charge.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will be doing general park
maintenance and assisting the horticultural staff tending to the
collection of perennials, alpine trees and shrubs in the garden.
The garden organizes guided tours and events throughout the
summer and some groups of volunteers will assist in the
preparation and practical work related to some of these events.
The group of volunteers will be able to join them. These special
events are all related to the general aim and work of the garden
and some of them are carried out at short notice. The work can be
repetitive as general gardening tasks tend to be and most of it
is outdoors. The project starts early every weekday: working
hours are from 8:00 - 15:00, except on Fridays, when work
finishes at 12:00 as a part of an ongoing research into
shortening the working week. Volunteers have to be motivated to
start work early in the morning, but in compensation they will
have more free time in the afternoon. No previous experience is
necessary. As it is outdoors work, volunteers must be ready to
adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as
depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of
the tasks or activities planned. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers
will stay in an equipped house, in a beautiful setting in the
Botanical Gardens of Reykjavík, which are located about four
kilometers from the center of the city. The facilities are basic
with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is
expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants
will sleep in shared rooms or dormitories. Please bring your own
sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in
charge of cooking and cleaning. Do not forget to bring some
traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies
from your country for the international evening. Please be aware
some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you
will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.
For more info please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
you can email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ITALY

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED to work at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Genova,
Italy. This is a tiny independent hostel with a friendly and
relaxed atmosphere. We started in 2012 so we feel like quite
experienced guys, but still excited and happy with our job. We
love to chat with our guests, talking about our city, travels and
the things of life. We really like people to have a great time
here, our goal is to show to everyone the beauties of Genova and
make them feel at home. The best part of this job is definitely
dealing with travelers from all around the world and become a
little piece of their lives. Volunteers also help receiving our
guests (giving basic info and city maps, explaining the hostel
rules and showing the rooms/beds); little maintenance works
inside the hostel; clearing up the dorms (beds and lockers);
shopping (optional). Accommodation provided only. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

KENTUCKY 

CARETAKER NEEDED on my property near Frankfort, KY. This is a
work-trade situation. Person/couple needed to help maintain a 360
acre property (mostly wooded). The property is used primarily as
a weekend family retreat for hunting, hiking, etc. Help is needed
to maintain the grounds including, grass-cutting, bush-hogging,
road-grading, keeping trails clear, etc. Applicant must be
experienced in the use of farm implements, including a tractor.
No animals today, but we may add animals in the future. This is
part-time work (10 - 20 hours per week) in return for free or
near-free use of an 8-year-old two bedroom ranch house with city
water, heat, and air-conditioning. Please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

A FAMILY FARM in progress in central Maine needs a
caretaker/handyman to help with home maintenance, carpentry and
mechanical repairs, snow removal, fencing and feed the animals
two or three days a week in exchange for 2(3) bedroom home and
expenses provided. Wages paid for any work beyond agreed basic
duties. The house has a finished downstairs if you work from
home, or the nearby towns are Bangor, Waterville or Skowhegan.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND 

CARETAKER NEEDED. Will trade housing for the upkeep of my
property near Ocean City. 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 14-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, with living room,
kitchen, bath, and large deck. Propane heat is used here. 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.

FARM HAND/HANDYMAN NEEDED for our 75 acre farm in the Frederick,
MD area. Feeding horses, goats, barn cats, chickens and other
water fowl. Mow grass and do other landscaping around the
farmhouse and outbuildings. Duties will include mowing fields,
repairing fences, animal enclosures, and other small handyman
jobs as needed. This can be part-time or full-time, depending on
your abilities and availability. The fields only need mowing
every four to six weeks. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an eight room boutique hotel, located in
Boonsboro, MD is looking for a full-time Resident Innkeeper.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: customer
service relations, reservations by phone or on-line, check-ins
and check-outs, room turns, occasional breakfast cooking, wine
and cheese service, being an on-site presence overnight and
assisting the team with the planning and executing of events. The
compensation package includes base pay, an onsite two bedroom
apartment with all utilities, scheduled paid time off, and
Thanksgiving and Christmas off. Please no pets, no smokers, and
no children. Please email your resume and letter of interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

FULL-TIME INNKEEPER POSITIONS AVAILABLE for a candidate or couple
for our 13 room luxury boutique Inn. Housing available on
Nantucket Island. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is open May through
October and the Christmas Stroll weekend (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. If needed, employee housing is
available. Qualified candidates, should email your cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls please.

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Roy Fox: Historic Museum Caretaker
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Date of Birth: 6/23/39
Interests: history, radio, reading and writing
Quote: “This is my way of life!” - Roy Fox

Roy Fox in his King Manor office

	Situated in the middle of eleven beautiful acres in the center
of Jamaica, Queens, New York, a few short blocks from the Long
Island Railroad, stands the 18th century home of Rufus King
(1755-1827). For over thirty years, the home and grounds have
been lovingly cared for by Roy Fox, known as Fox, the live-in
caretaker and resident historian of the King Manor House. Rufus
King, one of the original framers and signers of the United
States Constitution, was an early abolitionist and an outspoken
opponent of slavery. Fox explains that although the oldest part
of the home dates to the mid-1700’s, King purchased the home
and ninety acres in 1805. According to Fox, Rufus King made
numerous improvements to the home and property, including
planting a row of 13 stately oak trees, one tree for each of the
thirteen original colonies. Fox points out several of the
magnificent oaks that survive to this day, providing shade and
adding beauty to the home, just as they did over 200 years ago.
	How does one find such an interesting and unique caretaking
position? In Fox’s case, it was a combination of serendipity
and necessity. After a successful career as a popular radio host
in Chicago, Detroit, and Pittsburgh, Fox and his then-wife, Mary,
relocated to the New York City area when Mary accepted a position
involving the restoration of the amusement park carousel in
Prospect Park, located in Brooklyn, New York. Fox’s wife came
east first and began work in Prospect Park. When Fox left Detroit
to join Mary in Brooklyn, the pair needed to find a home. Fox
soon learned from his wife’s boss (the Head of Prospect Park),
that a recently restored historic home was in need of a
caretaker. 
	Fox’s interest was piqued and he quickly scheduled an
interview with the Park’s Commissioner for the newly formed
caretaker position for the recently restored King Manor House. In
1989 Fox was made an offer he couldn’t refuse: a rent-free
living opportunity in the historic landmark, King Manor. There
was no job description, either verbal or written, for the
position. As Fox recalls, the Park’s Commissioner told him:
“The job’s yours and take good care of the place.” That was
31 years ago, and Fox has been there ever since, becoming an
integral part of the King Manor Museum. 
	Fox recalls his first night in King Manor, with Mary. There was
a persistent knocking sound on the sloped ceiling above their
bed, in the master bedroom. According to Fox, Mary asked if Fox
knew the source of the knocking. Without missing a beat, Fox
said, “That’s Rufus King and he wants his house back without
us in it.” Fox keeps the spirit of Rufus King alive for
visitors, delighting them with tales of King and passionate
re-enactments of King’s anti-slavery speeches. In addition to
living rent-free as the caretaker of King Manor, all of Fox’s
utilities except for his phone are paid for. Outside of the
grounds are several local stores within walking distance where
Fox can buy what he needs as far as food and other provisions.
	The previous caretakers of King Manor were a couple who lived in
the cottage adjacent to the main home. When the home was
restored, the cottage was made part of the museum. As caretaker,
Fox lives in a large apartment located on the top floor of the
three-story museum. The space, formerly the servants’ quarters
during the years when Rufus King and his family occupied the
home, was renovated for the property caretaker. Fox’s apartment
has a spacious kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms, a bathroom,
an office, and several smaller rooms. A massive potted tree,
floor to ceiling in height, nearly fills one of the smaller
rooms. Fox explains that he covers it in lights for the Christmas
season. In addition, behind a door, in a small hallway, one can
still see the original home’s window and exterior facade. A
large room functions as a storage area for some of the museum's
historic artifacts that are not currently on display. 
	Fox’s dedication to preserving and nurturing the legacy of
Rufus King has made him a knowledgeable and passionate caretaker
of the historic home. In addition, his nearly thirty-year
successful radio career has helped to make him a unique caretaker
who always has a wonderful story to share with King Manor
visitors, young and old. His nomadic life as a radio host took
Fox from a small radio station in Henderson, Kentucky to Indiana,
Michigan, Illinois, Ohio,  Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, New York,
Massachusetts, New Jersey and then to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
where Fox hosted “The Fox’s Den”, a successful,
long-running show on KDKA. Fox recalls that he was on air when he
first “met” his wife, Mary, a successful radio producer. As a
nod to their radio careers and their many fans, the two were
married on the air. With his emotive voice and steady stream of
anecdotes, Fox still sounds as if he would be as successful on
air today as he was thirty years ago.

King Manor Museum

Roy Fox in the dining room of King Manor

	Fox is a voracious reader and the walls of his caretaker
apartment are lined with bookshelves. The shelves, which fill
each room and every hallway of the apartment, hold Fox’s
collection of 4,000 books. Fox proudly announces that his 4,000
book collection bests Rufus King’s 3,200 book collection. Fox
has no television, and is a true bibliophile and historian. Many
of his books are American and British histories. According to
Fox, he knows where each book in his massive collection is
located and he can find a volume without consulting an index. Fox
loves histories and biographies and takes time to “talk” to
his books as he reads, circling passages and writing responses to
particularly interesting paragraphs. Fox says he is never bored
when there is any downtime at King Manor. A black and white
rescue, Super Cat, is the resident cat and Fox’s constant
companion. Super Cat knows her way around King Manor and will
make her way down to the first floor on occasion, surprising and
greeting guests.
	Fox delights in showing arriving visitors to King Manor a metal
exterior fence that surrounds the manor grounds and property and
was installed during restoration. Written in steel and spanning
the length of the fence is, as Fox describes it, “the greatest
preamble to a constitution ever written.” Walking the length of
the fence, Fox reads the inscription: “WE, the PEOPLE of the
UNITED STATES, in order to form a more perfect union, establish
justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common
defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of
liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish
this Constitution for the United States of America.”
	During a tour of King Manor, Fox shows off the formal dining
room, built by Rufus King in 1810. The room features several
original Federalist era design elements, including a curved wall
at one end of the room, elegant crown molding, and an imposing
carved fireplace mantel. Fox assists in hosting the live music
concerts that are held at King Manor Museum. Depending upon the
time of year and the weather, the concerts are either held on the
porch of the home or inside, in the formal dining room in front
of the curved wall which serves as a stage setting. During Rufus
King’s years there, the home was the site of many concerts and,
to this day, the acoustics are excellent. According to Fox,
classical, jazz, and historic music ensembles have all performed
at King Manor. The historic home is also host to festivals,
workshops, family programs, and community events. Fox, of course,
is on hand to assist, sharing interesting anecdotes.
	Preparing for and helping to host the naturalization ceremony
for new United States citizens that is held each September on the
grounds of King Manor is another duty that Fox speaks of with
great pride. As he describes it, after the ceremony, Fox welcomes
all new citizens into the King Manor formal dining room. There,
the new citizens are invited to sign their names on a large
replica of the United States Constitution under the names of the
original founding fathers and signers of the Constitution,
including Rufus King, George Washington, and Alexander Hamilton.
Fox recalls that it is a tremendously moving ceremony and a very
proud moment for the new citizens.
	In the manor’s library, a life-size statue of Rufus King is
seated at King’s original desk. The desk, which dates to 1796,
predates 44 states and was restored in 2019, in time for the
museum’s 120th anniversary in 2020. In addition to King’s
original desk, there are also four floor-to-ceiling bookcases
designed by King and built into the surrounding walls of the
library. The bookcases, which originally contained over 5,000
inches of shelf space, were custom-made to hold King’s
extensive collection of books. Each bookcase has two floor-level
drawers where King could store maps and other important papers.
The bookcases have glass front doors with curtains to protect
King’s book collection from sunlight and dust. King also added
locks so he could secure his books at night. 
	As many property caretakers know firsthand, historic homes
dating to the 1700’s and 1800’s require near constant
maintenance and upkeep. For larger tasks, Fox will speak with
Kelsey Brow, the Executive Director of King Manor. According to
Fox, Kelsey shares his passion for King Manor and nurturing and
keeping alive the legacy of Rufus King. Fox explains that Kelsey
has been able to secure funding for larger maintenance,
restoration, and repair projects for the museum. In the case of
smaller items, Fox contacts vendors and learns from repair people
what needs to be done and how to do it. The next time issues
arise, Fox is able to apply what he learned and do many of the
tasks himself.
	Fox has spent over three decades enhancing Rufus King’s legacy
through guided tours of the 29-room 22,000 square foot mansion.
Fox is actively involved in educational and community programs as
well as dramatic readings of King’s work. A passion for
history, a love of people, a dedication to lifelong learning, and
a commitment to keeping alive Rufus King’s legacy, all combine
to make Roy Fox an excellent caretaker and steward of the King
Manor Museum.

Life-size statue of Rufus King at his desk with his
bookshelves 

MICHIGAN

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN CARETAKER for two months who is willing to
act as a personal assistant for 20 hours a week. Located in East
Grand Rapids. Room and transportation provided in exchange.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

FULL-TIME FARM HAND NEEDED at an appaloosa horse farm in Shevlin,
Minnesota. Duties include: chores and feeding, fencing, light
construction in barns, cleaning stalls and barn, organizing tools
and maintaining equipment, driving a tractor and loader. Work
with horses: riding, light training, ground work, grooming.
Desired but not required: knowledge of some mechanics, welding,
plumbing and electrical. Salary is negotiable and housing will be
provided. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI

GROUNDSKEEPER/CARETAKER NEEDED in the St. Louis, MO area.
Excellent Opportunity! Experience and extensive ground
maintenance knowledge required! Outstanding residence provided by
the homeowner. Primary responsibilities include ground
maintenance and duties, scheduling appointments for work to be
performed on the grounds or the owner's home, interacting with
repairmen, fixing minor issues, and responding to alarm calls.
Solid references will be required upon request. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA 

MOTEL CARETAKER NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Monarch, MT is
looking for one motel caretaker to join our eight person strong
team. We are located XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Our ideal candidate is
a self-starter, who possess premium customer service skills, and
is motivated and engaged. This position may also provide a "live
on site" opportunity for the right candidate. Motel amenities are
Wi-Fi, Direct TV, swimming pool, hot tub, coffee makers, heat,
electricity and parking. These amenities are a possible option
for the right candidate. Responsibilities will include daily
caretaking duties such as light handyman work, hanging pictures,
painting, cleaning, shoveling snow, sweeping, moping, taking care
of the pool and hot tub, light repairs on
chairs/tables/doors/windows, taking reservations, answering
phones, taking messages, communicating daily with the manager,
facilitating guest accommodations, and providing a premium guest
service environment. The caretaker will also need to mow the
grass, and operate and provide quality care of all lawn
equipment. Run the snowplow truck and snow blowers with quality
care and performance, and maintain all equipment. Keep the
property and facilities in top condition. Should be
self-directed, motivated to do quality work and get work done
every day. Honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic are key
requirements. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a private club in southern Montana (less
than one hour from Billings, Montana). We are in a clothing
optional recreation area here. We may supply an RV for you to
live in or you can bring your own RV. The duties are pretty
basic, such as picking up garbage, keeping everything shipshape,
maintaining the pool and hot tub. And various odds and ends. We
provide a place to live free of charge in exchange for your work.
We may have a few other various duties that pay in cash depending
on your skill sets. A pet may be okay. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEBRASKA 

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

NEVADA 

RANCH HAND/FARMWORKER NEEDED in Lovelock, Nevada. An aging
Rancher has an immediate need for a full-time, long-term, hard
worker on a small ranch, of about 525 acres of flood irrigated
cropland, 2,000 acres of brush land pasture for 150 cows, 100
head of goats, a dozen llamas and a few horses. Applicants must
be drug, alcohol and tobacco free. Seeking a “do it all” type
of individual with a mechanical aptitude and some level of common
sense. The employer is willing to train a motivated, hard-working
individual. A ranch truck will be provided for travel between
ranches. Housing offered and the salary will depend on
experience. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER OR COUPLE (PREFERRED) needed for a gated vacation home
condominium community beautifully situated in the mountains of
northern New Mexico. The fairly remote location is only 45
minutes from Santa Fe. This is a great job for nature loving
homebodies. Duties include providing 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 is a plus. An unfurnished, two story cabin with two
bedrooms, two baths and 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 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DOG-SITTER/HOUSESITTER from the beginning in
late April until the end of September (about 23 weeks, the exact
dates will be decided later) in Santa Fe. We have two big dogs
that cannot be left alone for more than a couple of hours at a
time. They love to go for walks, though separately and always on
a leash! Our house is located just outside of town. There are a
few amenities like sauna, whirlpool, and open fire place. You
will need to pay for your own food and transport. You need your
own car unless you are satisfied to be taken along for shopping
by our neighbors once a week. If interested, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RETIRED CARETAKER COUPLE (with their own outside income) needed
for an estate in Tijeras, NM. I'm looking for a caretaker couple
for an estate on six acres with a big house and guest house.
Looking to trade free rent in a beautiful, one bedroom guest
house with covered parking, including utilities for three days a
week work! Which is pretty much labor type work, mowing,
watering, tree trimming, sprinkler work, and maintenance! No pay
is involved. Must have references! To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW YORK

CARETAKERS NEEDED. I have a small 2.5 acre farm/cottage in NY. I
am moving in June and I would love to have some caretakers
maintain the home and land as a form of rent. The living
situation would be on the 2.5 acre farm, with a 120 year old
house, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Nothing fancy but
clean and with lots of potential! The little place is private,
quiet, and lovely with a little creek along the property.
Utilities (heat/electric/water) are not included. It’s a great
opportunity for someone who wants to grow their own food and live
this self-supporting lifestyle, but doesn’t have the land or
farm to do it. There is an old chicken coop for chickens and an
abundance of wild berries and medicinal plants. I am hoping to
establish the land as an herbal medicinal farm. If interested
please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for a church on Central Park West in
Manhattan. The caretaker must have boiler knowledge, and DC
electrical knowledge. No smoking and no drinking/drugs allowed.
Responsibilities will include maintenance and repair of building
systems and the exterior. Good salary, utilities, phone, laundry,
and a two room apartment provided on the 3rd and 4th floors. All
genders and races welcome. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Please apply by sending your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-ON PROPERTY CARETAKER needed. An executive couple with a
secondary residence in Purchase, NY and a history of long-term
staff would like to hire an experienced Property Caretaker to
oversee the property and handle the care of all structures,
grounds, and systems on the estate. This professional will join
their household team and work under the direction of the Estate
Manager. Past experience working in a fine residence or in luxury
hospitality a plus; strong hands-on property caretaking skills
required. The ideal candidate will be polished, hard-working, and
have great attention to detail. Must be comfortable working in a
home with a friendly dog. Primary responsibilities for this
position will include: daily hands-on care of the interior and
exterior of the residence, structures, and grounds, including
tennis courts and a pool; assisting with setup and teardown for
events; assisting with lawn care, snow removal, and other
seasonal upkeep tasks; assisting the housekeeper with specialty
cleaning projects; provide pet care for a friendly dog. This is a
full-time, year-round position, with a general Monday through
Friday schedule, to include some evening and weekend hours. Must
be flexible to work in the Hamptons for six weeks each summer.
Separate accommodations on the property are provided in a
two-bedroom cottage. Compensation of $70,000 to $80,000 offered,
depending on experience, plus a full benefits package. Please
apply for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. This position
has a flexible start date. Qualified applicants will be
contacted.

NEW ZEALAND

LODGE HOST NEEDED in Fiordland National Park.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located in Fiordland National Park,
surrounded by nature and wilderness. The lodge hosts up to 200
guests each night in either our luxury chalets or our wild
campervan park. We also offer local information about the nature
or activities in the area, as well as act as a booking service
for local operators. We have an onsite restaurant which offers
excellent a la carte dining. Join us if you are people focused
and passionate about working with people. Exceptional customer
service skills are a priority! Applicants must have previous
hospitality and tourism experience, along with the following: are
hands-on, self-motivated, see what needs to be done and do it;
have an eye for detail; are bright, energetic, motivated and
enthusiastic; are organized, well-structured, a dynamic thinker,
responsible, reliable and professional; think ‘green’, think
‘nature’; love adventures with likeminded people; thrive in
remote environments (and know this from experience); thrive
sharing your home (and lives) with others, communal living can be
very exciting. Applicants must legally work in New Zealand.
Immediate start date, contract length to be determined.
Accommodated in Milford Sound, onsite at the lodge in a private
room with shared facilities. Roster that allows for adventures,
10 days on, four days off. Hourly rate and heavily subsidized
living expenses provided. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see who we are and if this is you …
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY FORMING in Whangarei in the Northland and
Bay of Islands region. Limited experience necessary. Rustic
lodging and meals will be provided in exchange for staying on the
land and helping with fencing, planting, trail maintenance, and
other tasks. We expect 12 hours a week per person. Groups are
welcome. Building and permaculture/gardening skills are preferred
but not necessary. Our volunteers must be fit for outdoor work,
have a sense of humor, good communication skills, a kind heart,
an open mind, and live by the golden rule. We are in the early
stages of creating an intentional community here in Whangarei, in
a little valley across from the sea on the Whangarei Heads Road
(10 minutes to town, and a walk to the beach). We are looking for
others who are interested in creating (either volunteering to
help or becoming a member of our intentional community). We are
working toward a self-sufficient community with like-minded
people. The way forward in this crazy world is to have small
groups of people getting together to share land, tools, skills, a
vision for the future, and a love of nature. Our vision is a
multigenerational community in which we honor every stage of
life. There will be community dinners and work bees and we will
produce most of our food, offer human growth potential workshops,
forest school classes, eco building, bush survival skills and
more. There will be possibilities to create community businesses
(agriculture, private school, retreat center, yoga classes,
workshops, etc.). We haven't worked out the legal details yet -
it's in the early stages! If you can contribute your skills it
could reduce the price of a share - all is up for discussion! We
are looking for builders, teachers, electricians, plumbers,
mechanics, farmers, and medical workers. We will have an Ethernet
connection to the internet and a copper line to the boundary.
Multiple cabins can be built and tiny homes are also welcome.
Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested
in joining us on this journey. Thanks.

NORTH CAROLINA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Wake Forest. I own and
operate a small, upscale Inn set on a very nice, privately owned
property (over an acre in the heart of downtown Wake Forest). One
aspect of this position will be to clean guest suites when they
become available. Generally only longer-term stays for adults
only, and we clean after check out, or once monthly for longer
stays. Due to Covid, I am only operating two suites and both are
booked out for extended stays, through September so that's once a
month per suite. When things open back up at the end of the
summer I will also be bringing on a dedicated cleaning person to
assist. There is a long-term live in caretaker position for my
Aunt, a very sweet, easy going 80+ year old. Everyone likes her!
She is suffering from the onset of dementia with fairly regular
incontinence, mostly urination. So, you must be comfortable with
bathing and changing. She has an electric chair, a Jazzy 614 HD,
which is quite capable of going to downtown Wake Forest (a couple
blocks) to visit and eat at restaurants and browse stores. The
Wake Forest senior center is now open again and we are hoping she
will enjoy spending time there as well. She is a very sweet and
social woman. Now that we are through Covid, I am also bringing
on additional help to assist the primary caretaker with time off.
Her place is single story handicap accessible with a huge covered
front porch, great for sitting out in the warmer months. I also
have my parents who live across the street, in a 1940's bungalow
we completely renovated and customized for them. They're
80-year-olds, and still independent and easy going. My father is
soon to go in for shoulder surgery where he will need significant
help with daily tasks, food prep and such, and driving an Audi
convertible, automatic. So, we will be bringing on additional
help then as well. He will still do the cooking most likely but
that's his thing. Once his shoulder is healed then the other
shoulder is to be done, so overall recovery is going to be quite
some time. Both places are totally handicap accessible with ramps
and properly equipped bathrooms. It’s good to bring my Aunt
across the street for visits with her brother and sister-in-law.
She can ride in her chair from door-to-door. The daily routine
will be preparing meals, ordering groceries for delivery, looking
after her, keeping her place clean, making sure she is clean and
getting her outside. A room cleaning here and there........she
also has a small dog, 6 lbs. A Yorkie poo. If you don't like dogs
please do not respond to this ad. I also have two dogs, very
friendly, one is a pup at about a year and half old...the other
old and mellow, you will come in contact with them from time to
time. A boxer and a bulldog and both friendly. This is a
long-term position (years and years). Must be a caring,
preferably some experience in caregiving, whether family or
professional, but not necessary, as well as efficient and
experienced at cleaning. Everything is hardwoods and tile.
Overall, if this is your thing this is a great job especially for
the homebody type, very non-corporate. Most of the time it’s a
laid back environment here, if you’re good at your job it would
be almost all the time laid back. It’s a very good opportunity
for the right people. If interested please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include your work related experience.
Compensation will be $475 weekly, plus all food and lodging. I
hope to hear from you and why you think this would be a good
position for you.

OREGON

Hi, my name is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I'm looking for other
like-minded folks to partner with. My vision is for an art and
healing centric small farm, with barter minded people who want to
partner in buying a small farm (or if someone already has the
land that works too). I am interested in organic back to Eden
style gardening, chicken's and maybe a goat or cow for milk.
Nothing big to start off. My background is organic gardening and
raising chickens with my mom in and urban setting way back. So
rusty on the particulars but willing to put in time and effort to
re-learn the farm/garden part. I enjoy art, healing modalities
such as prayer, reiki, massage and various art related therapies,
especially interested in helping kids with ADHD like my son. I'd
like folks that are interested in exploring the Christian faith
in this setting. If you are in Oregon or want to be there and
this sounds interesting, let's talk more about it. You can reach
me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PANAMA

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) - with any or all of the following
skills: builder/handyman, organic gardener/permaculture, healthy
cook, healing arts, yoga teacher, admin, computer,
assistant/secretarial skills, organizer, and animal and nature
lover. Locations are in East Texas, Southern California, Panama,
or New Zealand. Please email your resume/letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a large farm in Southeastern
Pennsylvania. Duties include landscaping and property
maintenance, housekeeping, minor farming, hay production, animal
care (horses, cattle, and goats), lawn maintenance, pool and
farming equipment maintenance. Benefits include health and dental
insurance, an apartment, auto, and vacation. Must have
experience. Salary of $80,000+ per year for the couple. Full work
days are Monday - Friday. Animals need to be fed on weekend
mornings by the caretaker unless other arrangements are made.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ESTATE CARETAKER, home maintenance, groundskeeper, handyman
needed year-round in Huntingdon Valley, PA. A private family
seeks someone to care for their grounds and properties consisting
of the main residence, vacation residence and several rental
properties. The ideal candidate will be honest, hard-working,
have a positive attitude and willingness to be flexible with the
work schedule. Candidates should have skills as a handyman, as
well as carpentry, electrical, general repairs, and maintenance.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and have dependable
transportation. Must pass drug, alcohol, and criminal background
checks. To apply, please email a copy of your resume or job
experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PUERTO RICO 

CARETAKER WANTED for a permaculture farm in Puerto Rico, located
south of the town of Utuado. Looking for a person or couple to
help us manage our permaculture farm and retreat center in the
beautiful mountains of Puerto Rico. This position will be on a
volunteer basis to start with, and has the potential for revenue
share long-term. Preference will be given to anyone who has
construction or permaculture experience and who speaks Spanish.
Please contact us through XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

PERMANENT, FULL-TIME LIVE-IN COUPLE needed near Edinburgh. This
is a fantastic opportunity to work within a historic castle in
Scotland based just seven miles from Edinburgh. You will be
working alongside another couple providing full-time support to
the principals in their private quarters. The Housekeeper will be
required to provide cooking, making three meals a day plus
occasional dinner parties (when restrictions are lifted). The
Gardener/Forester will support the gardener outdoors whilst also
assisting with general maintenance and driving. The principals
have two dogs so you must be comfortable around animals.
Accommodation is provided on the estate in the form of a two
bedroom cottage. A full driver’s license, up-to-date DBS and
recent references are required. Salary: £40,000/annually. The
start date will be May 2021. Please apply by mailing your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH CAROLINA

HISTORIC PLANTATION SEEKS HIGHLY SKILLED COUPLE to live on the
plantation in a spacious four bedroom, 2½ bath, two story house
with pool. Must be a high energy couple, each bringing an expert
skill set. Skill sets may vary, combination may vary. Skill sets
needed are 1) horticulture/gardening, 2) fine finish carpentry
skills, 3) fine house painting. Salary is $65,000, plus housing.
Please respond by telephone only to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESORT CARETAKERS WANTED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Leesville, SC
is looking for two singles or a couple to reside in a house on
the property including utilities in exchange for taking care of
our adult only clothing optional resort. Please do not apply as a
single - find a partner with whom to share the house and duties
before submitting both of your credentials for consideration.
Duties include maintenance and repairs, keeping expendables
stocked such as toilet paper, soap, and soda. You will need to
answer phones and receive guests every Monday through Thursday
and every other Friday, cleaning of clubhouse, pools hot tubs,
and grounds, housekeeping of 10 accommodations, renewal of
memberships and lot rentals. This may sound like a lot, but this
is mostly a weekend business and one of you could easily have
another job. The position was handled by one person the first two
years including weekends. Our staff is required to remain clothed
at all times while on duty or out in the resort and not to
fraternize with the members and guests. No one under 18 is
allowed on the property. One of you must remain on site from 8am
to 8pm Monday through Thursday and every other Friday and you
must be able to return within one hour all other times should an
emergency arise. No more than one small pet will be allowed in
the house. You must provide a workers compensation policy to
cover yourselves as contractors. You will receive a small monthly
salary of $200 but it will not be paid without proof of workers
comp insurance each month (this runs about $100 - $200 a month
for a couple). You can check us out at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Please show up on time if you get an interview or call prior.
Also, do not ask if you can use any of the resort amenities as
they are always off limits to staff. It can be a really fun job
for the right couple but when something needs repaired or taken
care of you must be the type people that will jump right on it.
Please sell us on you and how well you can do what is in the job
description, nothing more, just be really good at that.

SWITZERLAND

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed for a client at their private
estate in Zurich. The couple must have EU citizenship, preferably
German, Dutch, Austrian, or simply German speaking. The family
are German/Swiss nationals. Ideal skillset requirements include
housekeeping and cleaning, basic cooking, provisioning, ironing
and laundry, service at table when required, packing and
unpacking, houseman, driver, maintenance, gardening, tech
knowhow, security systems, entertainment systems, etc. Hours will
be 7 am – 5 pm. Flexibility is required. The salary is highly
competitive and staff accommodations are provided on the private
estate. To apply, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE 

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND COUPLE NEEDED in Laurel Bloomery, TN. I'm
looking for a mature couple. Need a woman with caretaking
experience for my elderly mother who has broken her foot and
needs assistance. We are on a large horse farm, and could use
some help around here from time to time as well ... feeding
horses mostly and light house work. Housing provided. Sorry no
pets, and no kids. Please send your info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

FULL-TIME GENERAL RANCH HELP NEEDED near Kerrville. General ranch
work, horseback work, cattle help needed on a family guest ranch.
Other duties will include road work, some fencing repair, and
cutting firewood, running equipment, mow and shred, help with
prescribed burns, clear cut brush, help with deer harvest
including skinning deer. This ranch is a third generation ranch.
More experience will equal more pay. Applicants must pass a
background test and drug test. Salary to be determined based on
experience and housing will be provided. To apply, please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIVIDUAL (OR WORKING COUPLE) NEEDED at an equine farm in
northeastern Texas. My equine farm consists of 132 acres. It’s
a private facility with 48 horses, no outside or boarded horses
– it’s a closed farm. Horses only, no other animals at this
time. I am seeking non-smokers who have an all-around
knowledgeable maintenance/handyman and equine experience, and if
a working couple ideally a woman who will specialize in caring
for the horses. I am prepping this farm and horses for marketing
prior to relocating to Arizona. I will be putting this farm
located in Texas for sale ASAP, then plan to move to Arizona and
build a new farm in the mountains on irrigated acreage. There are
$11,000 in bonus funds. Initially, there will be a time period of
about five to eight weeks to complete maintenance and repairs for
marketing the ranch, then sell here and ideally you will assist
with the Westward move, build new equine facilities and remain on
the new farm permanently caring for the horses and facilities (in
the past I have totally built two farms in CO and TX and look
forward to the future AZ adventure). This position is permanent.
Live on site, with all utilities included (including high speed
internet, Wi-Fi and 42 inch TV with 250 channels/Dish TV),
limited space on this farm, minimal room for children except the
possibility of one child. Pay is commensurate with
responsibility, abilities and experience. The needs of the horses
comes first, period. Duties will include minor fencing, tree
cutting, mowing pastures with 15 foot batwing shredder,
tractor/loader operating, weed eating fence lines, cleaning
barns, power washing facilities-inside and out, minor
carpentry/electrical/plumbing, welding and straightening damaged
gates and panels, general mechanical and maintenance abilities
(all around quality handy man). I do not expect one person to be
able to do everything listed above, however you must be able to
perform most of the above list and have a valid driver's license.
To apply, please visit my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
then send me an email message. Thanks.

IMMEDIATE OPENING for a full-time, single caretaker for a "hobby
farm" and dog rescue – 10 acres with six horses, a few minis
(goats, donkeys), and a few dogs, in Fulshear, Texas. Feed and
care for the animals, mow, and care for the pastures, manure
management, weed-eating, and general maintenance. Maintain the
property clean and neat, and be responsible for keeping the food
and supplies stocked and for occasional trips to the vet. Must be
able to ride a tractor; pull a horse trailer and love animals.
Small apartment on the property available – suitable for one
person only. Apartment plus salary based on abilities and
experience. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME BARN HAND ASSISTANT NEEDED in Uvalde, Texas. Can be a
single person, or couple. House and utilities provided. You will
need to do cow milking of two pet milk cows, barn chores,
miscellaneous chores, yard work, and projects as needed. I am
looking for a long-term commitment from a mature person or a
couple who have a good work ethic, and is caring and loves
animals. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED, HANDS-ON, full-time ranch manager to
oversee 200+ acres in the Texas Hill Country, near Austin. This
position includes livestock, horses, chickens and a produce farm.
Couples welcome to apply. You will be responsible for animals,
pastures, landscape, residences and buildings, barn, roads, gates
and fencing. Will need to manage and direct all contractors and
ranch staff. Must be trustworthy, have good communication skills,
be self-motivated and able to work independently with little
direction, able to make residential repairs as needed, operate
and maintain heavy equipment, work in severe weather conditions,
and care for the property as their own. A background check and
references will be required, along with periodic drug testing.
Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A
valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.
Housing possible for the right candidate(s). Salary starting at
$60,000, and will be commensurate with experience. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MANAGER(S) NEEDED. You will be responsible for the daily
operations of a three-story Victorian home on the historical
register and located in Brenham, TX, just to the east of the
picturesque Hill Country of central Texas. This position would be
ideal for a young couple with the energy to climb two flights of
stairs and maintain an extensive property. The manager would have
the option to occupy the third floor, a finished, open floor plan
with a full bath, lots of closets and shelving, a turret room and
a private balcony. The second floor has four bedrooms and two
full bathrooms that can host up to 10 guests. The manager would
be responsible for the daily cleaning of the public areas,
changing rooms between guests, inventory keeping (food and
cleaning products), limited yard work, and greeting guests when
the owner is not present. The manager will also prepare, lay out,
and clean up the continental breakfast served in the formal
dining room. No smokers, children, or pets, please. The house has
a 1¼ acre lot with a private pool, which would be available for
the manager’s use. Must have prior experience in the
hospitality industry. Please send your resume and salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN FARM HAND/GROUNDSKEEPER couple needed in
Dallas. The ranch is a recreational family-owned property, not a
business. We provide housing – a house with one bedroom,
separate from the family house, utilities included. Must be a
legal resident, US citizen or have a valid work permit. Ranch
duties will include: daily feeding of horses and other animals of
the farm (chickens and goats), basic horse care (horse
riding/training skills are a plus), manure management,
maintenance of pastures and landscaping, operate and maintain
farm machinery including a small tractor, ATV, etc., building and
repairing of fences, general handyman and building tasks for
needed repairs including plumbing, carpentry and basic
electrical, general cleaning of the house once a week, and
occasional assistance with guests as needed. If you are married,
your wife can work outside. A $20,000 salary will be provided. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

A VERMONT RETREAT CENTER AND ORGANIC FARM is looking for a
caretaker. Beautiful, secluded 115 acre nature sanctuary
currently for sale needs sprucing up. The owner is living on the
property and seeks help with repairs, maintenance, organizing,
painting, and clearing. 30 hour/week in exchange for a private
cabin, food, and stipend depending on ability to manage and
improve buildings and gardens. Must be physically fit, tidy,
experienced with tools, handiwork, rural outdoor living,
woodstoves, and have clean, healthy lifestyle. Access to trails,
ponds, organic produce, internet and cell phone service. Please
no pets, children, pot or tobacco. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more and then email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED this summer. We are a responsible couple with
two 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, 2021. We have a beautiful home
overlooking an apple orchard, in a quiet residential area, with a
large deck, private, one story ranch home with four available
bedrooms and a large living, dining, kitchen area, with garage,
etc. Please email Joe if you are interested at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA 

MUST LOVE MUD, SWEAT AND MANURE. Exciting spring activities are
under way at Fried Pie Farm, an in-progress homestead in Carroll
County, VA. A mother-son team looking for organic gardening and
sustainable farming apprentices/caretakers on a lovely five acre
off-grid nearly fossil fuel free operation. We are also
establishing a bird, butterfly and bee refuge. You can learn
purest gardening, orcharding, and farming techniques in harmony
with natural and human well-being. We practice a low technology
approach to holistic agriculture and country life, using a
windmill, solar greenhouse, etc. We enjoy our own simple
home-made entertainment (music-making, board games, and reading
from the homestead library). You can learn creative and
resourceful hand-construction techniques. Learn natural health
and well-being practices from a clinical nutritionist and life
coach, and wild crafting of edible plants and medicinal herbs.
You would exchange five hours a day helping on projects for
fruit, veggies and herbs from the farm, and minute-to-minute
hands-on instruction. Must have your own transportation. We are
substance free (no alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, coffee,
nor white sugar) for optimal health. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for our place in Floyd County, Virginia. Since
1980, we have been growing our homestead. Now, in our 70s, we are
in need of help to keep the dream going. We milk goats, care for
our chicken flock, grow delicious gardens, work in our 300 acres
of woodlands, and have full lives. Our son, daughter in love, and
granddaughters live on the land, located one mile from our old
farmhouse. We are offering a small three bedroom house and a
salary to a family or individual with a good work ethic. If you
are interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WALES

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER needed on the Herefordshire/Welsh Border. A
busy couple in their 80s are looking for a kind and caring
housekeeper or couple for their beautiful home on their family
farm overlooking the Golden Valley and near the lovely market
town of Hay-on-Wye. The role would be full-time and involve
shopping, cleaning, basic cooking and driving. A cheerful,
compassionate disposition, sense of humor and animal lover with
excellent references is essential. Separate accommodation
provided in a newly converted space to the highest standard. This
position to start at the end of April. Please apply by mailing
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Naches WA needs an RVing caretaker. This
park caretaker position is in Chinook Pass –
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Naches, WA. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
managed by the non-profit organization of Chinook Pass Community
Association and is open to the public as well as hosting group
rentals, a few are: Nile Valley Days, Trail Jam, and the Chinook
Fest. Caretaker duties include lawn care, general maintenance,
cleaning showers and restrooms, picnic and general grounds
cleaning, from April through October for this 10 acre park. This
position will be visible and interactive with the public. Public
relations is an important qualification. The caretaker will be
provided a space for their RV with all utilities year round in
exchange for caretaking work, however the caretaker is not
required to be present during the winter months of November
through March. For the 2021/2022 year the caretaker will move on
site in late March/early April. The caretaker should have a
supplemental income as this is not a paid position. Interested
parties should send their qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ESTATE MANAGEMENT POSITION AVAILABLE on Orcas Island, Washington.
We have sixty acres of paradise on the water with forestry and
permaculture projects in place. We are seeking a mature person(s)
to trade a separate and private two bedroom, 1½ bathroom home
for property management. Looking for conscientious, fit, and
experienced person(s) who are capable of running a chainsaw, log
splitter, and Bobcat tractor. Need someone who is mature,
knowledgeable and resourceful. Gardeners and artists welcomed.
May involve housekeeping and caretaking. Looking for someone to
step up as needed, to have fun while accomplishing a lot toward
creating a sustainable lifestyle to share. We are situated near a
beautiful state park with fresh water lakes and fishing, and
close to the charming village of Eastsound. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

RETIRE IN TOMAHAWK RENT FREE! Live-in caretaker/handyman position
available in exchange for 20 hours of general work biweekly. The
biweekly work includes janitorial, lawn care, snow removal,
general grounds, light maintenance and customer service. This
nice apartment building in Tomahawk, in Lincoln County, is
looking for a caretaker to live on site for free. If interested,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applicants must pass a
background check and have a valid driver’s license, and must be
able to lift 40lbs.

WYOMING

RANCH CARETAKER AND IRRIGATION MANAGER NEEDED in Northwestern
Wyoming. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an individual or
couple to work as year-round caretaker(s) for a beautiful, but
remote, ranch in the mountains outside of Cody. The caretaker
will be responsible for 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
(cattle are at the property from June through November). 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 is a year-round position which 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.
Requirements: willing to live at the Ranch year-round, have a
valid driver’s license, have equipment operating ability on a
skid steer, backhoe, loader, excavator, and dozer, welding
experience preferred, and mechanical aptitude strongly preferred.
Basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry skills preferred too. Must
be able to move, lift, and maneuver up to 50 lbs. To apply,
please email your resume 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! 

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Dependable non-smoker and well behaved cat seek a long-term
housesitting opportunity with light duties (house plants, mail,
etc.). No pet care, this cat prefers to be the only animal.
Employed and working remotely. Quiet, clean, drug free. Need
reliable internet. Finishing a six month house sit in April. Will
treat your home as my own. References available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a Position in Boulder County, Colorado: Experienced
caretaker seeks a position in Boulder County or nearby. Prefer a
rural natural setting but open to any. Home or ranch / mountain
or prairie. Maintenance, groundskeeping, animal care, domestic
care, and security. Looking to serve the right family and
situation. Yellowstone experienced. Positive, fit, stable, with
excellent communication skills, hard-working, honest, and a
semi-retired grandfather. Loves the outdoors. No drugs or any
criminal history. Interested in discussing any possible
situation. Please contact Mike at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

I am a retired professional in search of a long-term property
sitting or caretaking position in exchange for rent or reduced
rent. Good with animals and light gardening. Also have research,
managerial, supervisory and paralegal experience. Am honest,
smart and responsible and want to expand my horizons by finding a
new home and a new challenge. Any location considered. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References available.

Hello! I am a 60-year-old male looking for a full-time salaried
position ... in the past 30 years I have performed 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 ... the
last two years I have been working for a construction based
business installing drop ceilings. I need to find the next
adventure to take me through the next 10 plus years. You can
contact me by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to
hearing from you!

Hello Community, Are you traveling soon? Looking for your perfect
house/fur babysitter? Well, look no farther. Choosing me = Peace
of Mind! My name is Pamela Kelly. I am a mature professional
woman who has been a Spiritual based therapist for over 30 years.
I bring 20+ years of experience in house and pet sitting. I owned
my own home and shared my life with three generations of
four-legged children for 25 years. I will love your fur babies
like my own, keep your home clean and tidy and provide a reliable
presence in your home to ensure security. I am on-site day and
night as I work from home remotely on my laptop and cell phone.
As a bonus, your pets and I get to spend lots of time together! I
am quiet and respectful. I have very good credit, do not smoke or
drink, nor take sits in a smoking home. I am happy to answer any
questions you may have. In the past, I have always done house and
pet sitting as a favor or in an exchange with neighbors, friends,
family, and personal referrals. Now I find myself dusting it off
and offering it as the perfect solution for both of us. About Me:
I love music and the sounds of Jazz usually fill the house. I am
an avid reader and have not owned a television in over 15 years.
I have been in animal rescue and advocacy for over 35 years. I am
a plant-based vegan and love to cook. I lost my living space and
all my belongings in the Wildfires and flooding in Northern
California twice in three years. I have been renting sublets and
longer-term Airbnb's. I am starting a new practice and am looking
for a safe, quiet, comfortable place to unpack, catch my breath
and regroup. All my files and computer were destroyed taking with
them my references and pet photos. I was able to locate a few
folks for personal and rental references as well as finding a few
photos on my phone of the fur babies I had the joy of sharing my
life with for a few months. Both will be provided upon request.
You: Love your home/pets and want only the best fit in a sitter
to look after them while you are away. Freeing you to enjoy your
travels without any worry or concern for the safety of your home,
property belongings, or pets. Chores: I will take in your mail,
packages and forward them if necessary. Water plants and outside
gardens, feed, walk/hike, groom, play, and love on your fur
babies, Keep your home spotless (I once owned a house cleaning
and professional organizing business) trash, recycling, and
compost. I am open to other customized chores you may need to
have done while you are away. While my car was destroyed I have a
clean, valid, California driver's license. If there is access to
a vehicle. I would be happy to run errands as needed. Personally
covering gas, oil, and fluids. Thank you for taking the time to
read my post. If you feel I would be a good fit for your home and
needs please reach out to me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you
for sharing this post with someone you may know that is looking
for a sitter at this time. I am presently in Berkeley, California
in the East Bay and would like to stay in California. Though for
the perfect sit I am willing to travel/relocate.

Ornamental Horticulturalist for hire. My name is Kyle Mike.
37-year-old male. I am seeking a salaried property management
position with a private residence which has a focus on the
ornamental landscape. Please feel free to contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further inquiry. Resume and professional
references are available upon request. I am willing and able to
relocate.

Hello, Community Members! Dedicated public educator available 7/1
- 8/31/21 for longer-term home/garden/pet care. Have an MA in
Education. Own transportation, no other obligations. Organized,
quiet, reliable, trustworthy, flexible, kind. Pet lover. Own my
own home and will treat yours with the same care! References
available. Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks – Ei

Retired gent seeks a room with bath and kitchen privileges, in a
quiet location. A functional camper, RV, houseboat, converted
garage, or treehouse works OK for me. 55 years’ experience in
TS defense facilities, and have local-state-federal clearances.
Not a boozer or doper, no visitors, but I do smoke - outdoors OK.
Former homeowner with experience as a landlord so am mindful of
your property. Need someone to keep an eye on that timberland?
Ride fence on the north 40? I will contribute whatever chores
I’m able to and don’t expect a discount. I pay my own way,
within reason, and require occasional transportation to town for
shopping, doctor, dentist, Rx. No car, by choice, so taxi or
local bus is essential; a horse or canoe works fine for me. Local
and long-term references available. Walking distance to a store
plus fishing hole would be a plus. Not into alternative
lifestyles or Section 8/ADA baloney. No bugs. Period.
Deal-breaker. NO BUGS. East Texas only or can consider Florida if
you can get me there. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
details. April or May transition.

Are you seeking an individual of quality who has the ability to
act as a security presence on your property, assist with equine
or canine care in addition to the odd administrative task? If so
then please contact me. This would be in exchange for a barn
apartment, bungalow or trailer. I am more than happy to pay for
utilities. I work remotely for a small college and wish to move
to an aesthetically pleasing setting that includes horses and
nature. Excellent references available. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Retired teacher looking for a family that needs a personal tutor
to "catch up "their children in the next school year. Offering
help with reading, writing, test taking skills and homework. Art,
sewing, needlework and cooking part of the mix. Family must
provide comfortable living quarters and a salary. Occasional meal
prep available/excellent chef. Stay at home life style and thus
security. Please call or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

New York: Housesitter Available. Professional female with
excellent references. Would also consider sharing space as a
roommate. Open to discussion. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking to care for animals or a senior with pay or trade in
North San Diego County. 14 years of caregiving experience.
Excellent references available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, Responsible, Single Female, Non-Smoking and Drug Free
seeking a house-sitting role in exchange for free housing. Prefer
long term house-sits without pets in the US, Canada, Australia,
New Zealand or Europe. Currently in Seattle with a reliable car.
Have over 20 years' experience looking after people's homes and
owning my own properties with great references. Will treat yours
like my own. Have high attention to detail and provide security
for your property, mail sorting, fixing any problems that may
arise, cleaning, pool maintenance, errands and coordinating with
agents if the property is for sale. I enjoy house-sitting as a
lifestyle choice. Kindly email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seasoned Butterfly looking for her next landing spot, willing to
travel, forsaken wings for a TDI Sportswagon. An artist, writer,
lover of children, animals, one with nature. Been around the moon
almost half a century caring for little ones, pets, gardens,
homes, and beloved elders. Looking for a quiet and peaceful place
to gather my imagination creating magical children’s stories.
Due to the current climate this season I wish to only
pet/garden/housesit where there would be little to no human
interaction. Mature, skilled, easy-going, conscience,
responsible, kind, respectful, adaptable, quiet, single, with
impeccable references available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

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