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THIS IS OUR 237th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       


Published since 1983          Volume 40, Number 3       

May/June 2022        ISSN 1074-3642  
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 29 states
and 11 countries
Caretaker Profile
Kama'aina Caretaker
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette



HOUSESITTER NEEDED this Summer in Addison, AL. I have a two
bedroom and two bath house on 20 acres in this small rural town.
I have a car available – it’s about an hour drive to
Huntsville or Birmingham. The housesitter has to love animals and
be diligent in the care of two horses, two dogs, three cats and
numerous birds - all outdoors - and a lot of garden but all on a
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 OPPORTUNITY: Now taking applications for summer
caretaker-helpers on our gorgeous 600 acre ‘homestead’ near
amazing Homer, Alaska. All kinds of skills useful; carpentry,
power tools, chainsaws, mechanics, saw milling, farm equipment,
dump truck and dozer operators, gardening, rock masonry,
orchardist, lawn care. Lots of projects this summer! Several
accommodations available; off grid tiny house at orchard, shared
basement apartment/bunkhouse with amenities for singles or
couple, off grid cabin at our private beach property (has a hot
tub), a second basement apartment with amenities at another
location. Help needed mid-April through September/October. A
stipend will be available for over 20 hours/week. A vehicle may
be available or bring your own. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for details or questions, or email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A BEAUTIFUL HOBBY RANCH in the Southern Arizona Mountains seeks
an animal caretaker for dogs, cats, goats, sheep, alpaca, cows,
chickens, peacocks ... but mainly the dogs. Will involve cleanup
chores and running a floor machine. You will need your own camper
trailer, and vet tech experience is a plus. You will need to live
on site and be flexible on the schedule. Fifth wheel
accommodations will be provided for you. Looking for like-minded
people to have a peaceful low drama living and working
environment. You can bring own horse or ride ours. Applicants
must be able to pass a background check. You can apply by

A SIX ROOM TUCSON B&B, close to the University of Arizona, seeks
an experienced two person Innkeeper team to operate and live
on-site with your own car. This year round position starts now
and includes a competitive compensation package. Guest services
include end-to-end lodging cycle tasks. Maintain reservations,
define and execute marketing plans, provide personalized
check-in/out, cook daily three-course breakfast, day-to-day
housekeeping, housekeeping support, housekeeping supply
re-stocking, breakfast foods and supplies re-stocking, and
property, landscape and pool maintenance. Manage all aspects of
the guest experience from initial reservation to their 5 Star
review. Manage the reservation system, B&B home systems and
applications. Manage OTA’s. Manage daily/nightly site security.
Seek new local partnerships and maintain existing partnerships.
Applicants required to provide a photo ID and a driver’s
license, resume and references. No pets. Check out our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email your resume to

BECOME AN IMPORTANT PART of a beautiful non-profit Animal
Sanctuary in Eagar, Arizona. Caretaker needed immediately for a
20 acre ranch. We are searching for a quiet, calm,  non-smoking
person. Fifteen hours a week to take care of nine horses, nine
chickens, a very friendly rooster and free eggs included. We also
need you to have handyman and tractor experience. You do not need
horse experience. We will train you. Breathtaking views and lots
of great hiking nearby. We do not have living quarters, so you
must have your own RV for boon-docking on this beautiful property
or your own living situation elsewhere. Lifting hay, feeding and
cleaning stalls are part of the job duties…so good physical
condition is necessary. References required. We can discuss those
details if you are interested in applying. Please call

CARETAKERS NEEDED to maintain a ten acre Tucson horse property
(100 hours a month of work) in exchange for a 1,500 sq. ft. house
with all utilities paid. A couple is preferred. Horse knowledge,
with handyman and landscaping skills, is a must. Please send your
resume to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Tucson Horse
Property” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. 

	After returning from a much needed and long overdue vacation to
the Virgin Islands, I realized that Boston was just too harsh of
a climate to consider growing old in. I was working as a Pilates
instructor, and while I loved it, I was never going to save
enough to retire or get out of the renter’s market. My husband
was getting up at 5am every day in all seasons to catch a bus and
a train to work in a corporate kitchen so we could have health
benefits. Compared to five billion people in the world, we were
lucky. We had plenty of friends, food and warmth, but we were
living in an expensive city just working to pay the rent, not
enjoying life to the fullest. I knew there had to be something
more for us out there where we could still work hard, but in a
friendlier, less stress inducing atmosphere.
	A friend told me about The Caretaker Gazette and I signed on and
began my search. I had several ideas in mind, but the most
important: the job needed to take us both, have a salary and
benefits and a rent-free apartment. And it had to be somewhere
warmer than Boston! I had worked high end housekeeping, food
service and floral arranging aboard motor yachts and my husband
is a culinary school trained chef. It took eight months for me to
find the perfect job that ticked all the boxes for both me and my
	We answered an advert in The Caretaker Gazette that was listed
by an agency/head hunter. I kept it brief: a paragraph for each
of us and pictures of my husband’s cooking and a few of us just
having fun. The agency responded right away and asked for
resumes. We had several phone and Skype interviews with the
partners of the agency before we ever met or spoke with the
owners of the property. After an initial Skype interview with our
current employers, they flew us to California to meet
face-to-face and to check out the town. Overjoyed is the best
word to describe our feelings at the time.
	We had a few months before the position started, so we began to
sell all of our furniture, say our farewells and plan our
adventure. We had to buy a car to get us across the country and
away we went. We took three weeks exploring the southwest before
we arrived on the West Coast.
	Our new caretaking position took us to Ojai, California, nestled
in a valley about twenty-five minutes from one of the most
beautiful coastlines in the world. While the housekeeping and
cooking came naturally enough, we were about to be introduced to
pump rooms, irrigation systems, pool and spa maintenance, wine
making, gardeners, contractors, light carpentry and plumbing and
firefighting! (We always hire an electrician…wiring is not a
hobby.) It has been an amazing experience for us both.
Our rent-free cottage is nestled in a citrus grove, with oranges,
lemons, limes, Ojai Pixies - with fig, avocado and loquat trees
in the mix. I was able to get beehives and chickens - both
long-time dreams of mine. My husband is gardening with gusto and
is currently taking back an acre of unused land for additional
food growing. There was a defunct greenhouse on the property that
I have turned into an orchid oasis. We are in paradise.
	We work a not-so-traditional forty-hour work week with two days
off per week. We take full advantage of them by cruising up and
down the California coast. San Diego, LA, Venice Beach, Santa
Monica, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Palm Springs. The list goes on
and on and we keep adding destinations to it, always finding time
to explore a new beach and do a little snorkeling or napping.
	We love the location, the town, the town’s people and our
employers. We have been here for three and a half years now. And,
while we plan on staying here until we retire, I still renew my
subscription to The Caretaker Gazette every year. Not only do I
want to support Gary and all the wonderful work he is doing, but
I find the ads inspiring and I like to see the jobs available to
	Thanks so much, Gary, for this wonderful publication and good
luck to anyone signing on! It takes time to find the right fit,
but it is well worth the effort.
                                            Cheers, Monica and
Fred, Ojai, California

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
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parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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workers camp near Tabulam, New South Wales. Tabulam is a rural
village in the northeastern section of New South Wales, and 800
kilometers from Sydney. This position is available for
approximately six months from about July to December (Blueberry
season) to assist in the day-to-day maintenance, cleaning and
running of an islander fruit picker accommodation facility near
Tabulam. You will need your own van. Wages are negotiable but
includes power and site. For more details please call

CARAVAN PARK CARETAKERS NEEDED in Ravenshoe, Queensland. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a couple, with their own
caravan, to work as caretakers at our unique caravan park
situated in the grounds of the historical railway at Ravenshoe.
The park is situated in the main street and is close to shops and
services. We are a not for profit company and therefore this
position is on a volunteer basis. In return you receive a free
site and electricity/amenities. Duties include registering
guests, taking site fees, assisting guests into sites, cleaning
of amenities and some light maintenance. We strive to have two
sets of caretakers on site so both have relief time. It is a five
days on, two days off position (or as negotiated) and would suit
couples looking to enjoy the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands.
We have vacancies now through to October 2022. We do give
preference to experienced caretakers but like skills will be
considered. If you require further information in regards to
these positions please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed on Fraser Island, off
the eastern Queensland coast. This caretaker position is open now
and includes free accommodation in a private two bedroom cabin on
Fraser Island – unpaid. The caretaker’s cabin is well away
from the rentals with a lounge room, kitchen, laundry, and
bathroom veranda with BBQ and table and chairs, ceiling fans, and
a fire pit. The duties and responsibilities for this unpaid
position are: you would be living there as the caretaker on the
block with two houses on 1.5 acres of land; keep the two houses
clean inside and out once a week (about eight hours work in that
job) per couple; keep the grass mowed with a ride-on mower and
garden work (about one hour a week) per couple; general handyman
duties around the property (about two hours a week) per couple.
In total the work to be done around the property would take
roughly about 11 hours a week. No animals are allowed on the
island. You must like living in a very remote part of the island
(Fraser Island). You must have handyman skills and cleaning
skills must have a four-wheel drive car. If you are looking for a
short-term caretaking position - this isn’t for you, we are
looking long-term only. It’s a great place to relax in all the
spare time you will have, oceans, surf fishing, calm water
fishing, salt water rock pools for swimming close by, freshwater
lakes and rainforests. There will be plenty of time if you need
to leave the island now and then - that is not a problem. Other
than your normal living costs you have to pay for nothing. Once a
month we pay for the barge and fuel for you to be able to get
your supplies. Local caretaker couples should feel free to phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any questions. Thank you.

CARETAKER COUPLES NEEDED for a caravan park in Carnarvon, Western
Australia. We are looking for caretakers for our shady caravan
park. Carnarvon is a small town on the coast, with good fishing,
and a nice climate. We have good medical facilities, a very good
hospital, an IGA and BIG W Sports shop, etc. If a single person
is looking, we also have a position for a receptionist for our
motel office. We can have two couples working together to fill
the shifts in the office, and cleaning units, BBQs, ablution
blocks, and mowing grass. General duties will be watering,
pruning etc. We are offering a free site and $1,000 per week, for
each couple. Basic computer skills would be helpful but not
essential to operate the office - we will give training. A
minimum commitment is to stay three months, or long-term. If you
are fit, located in Western Australia, and willing to give it a

Island), Limmen National Park, Northern Territory. Do you love
camping, fishing and exploring National Parks? Are you great with
people and at ease in remote areas? Are you looking for a holiday
with a difference? Then we have just the volunteer opportunity
for you! Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife are seeking a
Volunteer Caretaker to help with general duties at the remote
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on the Roper River in Limmen National Park.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a popular campground accessible to
independent campers and caravaners, especially in the busy dry
season from April to October… and it has some of the best
Barramundi fishing in the Northern Territory! Volunteers need to
be independent, experienced in campground hosting or caretaking
and comfortable in remote areas. Air conditioned accommodation is
provided and the caretakers will receive a free campground pass
to NTG managed parks and reserves as a thank you for their
efforts. Duties include: mowing, daily cleaning of amenities,
weed control, brush cutting, welcoming visitors, providing basic
visitor information and reporting any issues through to the
Rangers who are responsible for the management of the Park. A
full position description is available from Parks and Wildlife. A
minimum four week placement is preferred starting from April
30th. Volunteers will be required to have a National Police Check
and First Aid training which will be reimbursed to approved
volunteers during the placement (not required to apply). Proof of
Covid-19 vaccination status is also required. Approximately four
hours per day is spent volunteering with the rest of your day
free to fish, relax or explore. Training and induction will be
provided by Park Rangers. For further information about this
position please contact the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Australia. I’m seeking a fully self-sufficient couple or
individual to camp on my farm. I am developing a new farming
operation, located approximately 25 kilometers from the town of
Merredin. I require a physical presence to deter any would be
opportunistic thieves or trespassers. Some basic experience or
knowledge of livestock is an advantage, no physical work
involved, just keep an eye on stock for any obvious illness or
injury. There are limited facilities on the farm, but it is
connected to town water. I will be working away for the next 12
months on a two week on, two week off roster. During the two
weeks off, I am at the farm, so the caretakers can head off
exploring. I can supply genset fuel and a weekly account at a
grocer in town for basic supplies and groceries. This position
would suit someone looking to park up out of the rat race and
save some money while the Covid Pandemic works itself out. Please
call for more info on my mobile at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


WANTED – two persons or a couple to experience COVID Free
tropical living in southern Belize by caretaking
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Request a three to four week commitment any
time from March to November. If you have Peace Corp experience or
served in the military it would definitely be a plus. Even though
we have the place for sale, it does not preclude us from visiting
friends and family in Hawaii and California. If you are wondering
why we are selling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email


Canyon. Responsibilities include caring for cows, and maintaining
the barn. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing,
and milking the cow. Clean and maintain the animal housing areas.
Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently. A minimum of
1+ years’ experience is required. Must have a good attitude and
be able to get along with others. Must have your own
transportation. Looking for compassionate, full-time helpers.
Salary will be $24,000, and housing may be offered. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LANDSITTER NEEDED for off-the-grid living in Hivista, CA. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  

Palisades. A couple or individual who is legal, vaccinated,
honest, with a valid driver’s license, is needed for a live-in
position with a WLA family (large property, three adults,
animals, and an informal lifestyle). The job requirements are
cooking, housekeeping, handy person skills, and some chauffeuring
and car maintenance. Need to be English speaking, non-smoking,
and experienced with solid references. Work five days a week,
Tuesday – Saturday. A competitive salary plus benefits
provided. The couple/person would live for free (housing,
electricity, gas and internet provided) in a recently redone 800
sq. ft. one bedroom cabin, with full bath and kitchen. Serious
inquiries only please. Please send your resume or work history
and qualifications to April, with "LIVE-IN" in the Subject line

AN INNKEEPER COOK is needed for a unique Inn located in the
charming mountain town of Idyllwild, CA. The annualized income
will range between $40,000 and $50,000 with housing accounted
for. We are very flexible, but the ideal candidate will have at
least two years of lodging management experience or other
comparable guest-service-oriented backgrounds. Training provided.
Couples are welcome and each will pay by the hour. The Innkeeper
or one of a couple needs to be a good cook and provide food
service through an on-property fast-paced food truck. The
Innkeeper’s primary responsibility is front desk guest service,
property management, and housekeeping. The owner handles sales,
marketing, financials, legal, and Human Resources. The Innkeeper
must be willing to be hands-on in all areas, help housekeeping
with quick turnarounds, laundry, and occasionally plunge a
toilet. To apply, please send your resume to

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for year round maintenance
worker(s) for our 55+ senior RV park/mobile home community in
Niland, CA. Full-time hours available for a single worker or
part-time hours for a couple who would like to apply together to
get the job done. Job Duties will include: General housekeeping
and maintenance of facilities (Rec Hall, bathrooms and showers),
grounds maintenance/landscaping, perform repairs as needed,
routine maintenance of swimming pool and spa, dispose of garbage
around the park, and assist with additional duties as needed. Pay
is $15.00 an hour. Benefits: rent and accommodations may be
provided and is negotiable. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information.

WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE NEED for a solo or couple live-in caretaker
to help maintain a nonsmoking ranch facility without kids in
Northern California. This position requires being comfortable in
a rural setting and understanding the demands of farm life. We
are 40 minutes from the closest town. This live-in position comes
with a fully furnished mobile home with utilities as well as a
monthly salary. Pay is based on experience. This commitment is
for a minimum of 90 days however if both parties are content the
contract can be long term. Must have a current California
driver’s license and legal status. Must have handy skills and
general maintenance experience, including but not limited to
fence mending, light carpentry, painting, groundskeeping,
gardening, irrigation systems, equipment operation, security,
must like animals as assistance with pet care is needed. More
important than anything is a can-do attitude and a willingness to
learn with no drama. Serious applicants can apply to
caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Northern California Farm “in
the subject line for forwarding purposes.

A NAPA COUNTY RANCH needs a caretaker/property manager. We are
looking for a hardworking and hands-on caretaker for our 70-acre
family ranch in the mountains above Napa. The ideal person (or
couple) will be an organized, self-starter with an abiding
interest in farm and ranch work as well as gardening and
livestock. Applicants do not need to have previous ranch
caretaking experience but knowledge of sought skills is
preferable. This is an ideal situation for a couple. The property
is a well-loved private and secluded ranch that is a ten-minute
drive from downtown Napa and is shared by the two families who
have owned it for the past sixty years. The ranch has three
houses, a pool, a barn, two gardens, and large pastures and
sweeping views of both Napa hillsides and the San Francisco Bay.
This live-in position (on the ranch) comes with a monthly salary
of $3,000 and the use of a caretakers’ house as additional
compensation. The home is a two-bedroom, one and a half bathroom
dwelling that backs up against forest and looks out on pasture
and distant views. Caretaking duties and ranch duties are
approximately 15 - 20 hours/week during mornings, nights, and
weekends. Duties include primarily grounds keeping; water system
management; irrigation; fence, tree and road maintenance;
equipment upkeep; pool care; light construction; tending chickens
and horses; security; oversight of major projects; buying
supplies; managing a budget; and other general duties typical of
upkeep of this type of property. There is a flexible work
schedule as this is not an 8 -5 job. We are looking to hire an
individual or a couple with experience in a similar situation
working or managing a rural property in California, or someone
eager to learn. Ideally you have expertise in all aspects of
ranch management, or the skills and interest necessary to learn.
You are able to advise and communicate easily with the owners.
The owners do not live full-time on site, so you must be a hard
worker in unsupervised situations and must be able to complete
projects and work independently. You may have experience
operating and maintaining ranch systems and equipment, some
mechanical skills with tools, ideally some small motor
maintenance skills, landscaping, irrigation, general carpentry
and construction, fencing and repair, and tending horses and
chickens. You can communicate frequently and clearly with an
absentee owner on projects and issues and can use a
computer/phone for email/texting. This is a physically demanding
job. This is a long-term opportunity for a stable person or
couple. You must be eligible to work legally in the United
States, have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record,
no criminal record or outstanding warrants, and be drug-free. You
must provide professional references in order to qualify for this
job. We will conduct a background check. Please respond with a
resume and contact information. We will contact those candidates
most qualified for the position. Thanks for your interest. Please
send a cover letter outlining your related experience, who will
be living on the property with you, and send a resume showing
dates for past jobs and education to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE WITH RV NEEDED as assistant managers/caretakers of a
privately owned campground, off grid in Northern California. This
position could lead to full-time management which includes
housing. Must be energetic and able bodied and have a valid
driver’s license. The working season is April 15 to October 31.
Compensation: RV site, salary of $800.00 per person per month.
Duties are shared with the managers. Includes, but not limited to
general clean up, trash, cleaning of restrooms and showers and
office relief. Serious applicants please contact us at


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX property located outside of Pemberton, BC!
This caretaker position offers free on-site accommodations with a
salary of $4,000 to $4,500 per month plus bonuses for completing
the season contract. This is ideally suited for a ‘Jack or Jill
of all Trades’ with strong communication skills who loves
off-grid living. This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week;
typically Thursday to Monday, from May 1, 2022 to October 31,
2022 (may vary slightly depending on weather conditions). A brand
new, cozy, one bedroom cabin with indoor plumbing, solar power
and internet services will be provided. Two bonuses of $2,000
each will be paid out at mid and end of contract. You will have
the opportunity to live in a serene mountain community offering
hiking, biking trails, lakes and adventure! The perfect candidate
will have:
- ‘Jack or Jill of all Trades’ with experience and knowledge
in general repairs and maintenance, basic electrical/plumbing,
small engine repair, and water treatment systems is desirable.
- be comfortable following manuals, diagrams and researching
possible problems and solutions.
- Current First Aid Certificate (Industrial or Standard) is
- Small Water System experience or willing to train for an
Operator’s Certification.
- Established skills in operation of backhoe, and workshop
equipment is an asset.
- Forestry standard skills in tree assessments and removal (chain
- Mechanical abilities involving maintenance and repairs of
company equipment.
- Knowledge/experience construction, building, trenching.
- Forestry experience and fire control experience/skill is an
- Must be Bondable.
- Must have a vehicle and driver’s license.
To apply, please visit: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

need a part-time, live-in person, for a high-rise, leasehold,
apartment building, located in the west end of Vancouver, BC.
Work times will be Friday pm to Sunday pm, with statutory
holidays and vacation coverage for manager’s days off. Duties
will include: covering manager duties, picking up garbage around
the building, grounds, and garbage bins, walking the property,
checking entrance ways, laundry rooms etc., replacing burnt out
light bulbs, general caretaking, responding to the emergency
phone, and writing a daily report. The ideal candidate will be a
mature, reliable, experienced person, with Canadian citizenship.
This is well suited for an active, semi-retired person.
Remuneration will be in the form of rent compensation (in the
Relief Manager’s unit, a one bedroom apartment), plus benefits.
No pets please. Please email your resume and contact phone number


day operations of a Toronto residence and will work with a team
on the oversight of a vacation home in France. In France the
candidate will work with the French Estate Manager to ensure
high-level management of the property, including any major
construction and maintenance projects, and assist with the upkeep
of household manuals. In Toronto, the candidate will be much more
hands-on, and be responsible for all the details of the home.
Both homes have appropriate housekeeping staff. For both
residences, the successful candidate will be one that thrives in
an environment with defined processes and standards. They enjoy
maintaining and developing the manuals and checklists that
support a well-organized home. The position requires a high
energy individual with an excellent work ethic and a sense of
pride in work well done. And importantly, the candidate
understands that all assigned tasks are taken on with full
ownership, and seen through to completion, in a timely manner.
This role requires that the candidate be comfortable working in
close collaboration with a very hands-on homeowner who cares
greatly for their home. Daily “touch base” meetings, weekly
reports, and an open and constant dialogue define the management
style of the principal. Finally, both homes are highly cultured,
semi-formal, but are kept to the highest standards. Duties: work
with all staff and services to maintain household and property
standards, train and manage all household staff, ensure that all
household manuals are regularly updated for both residences,
keeping the Toronto manuals current and working with the French
House Manager for the manuals in the home in France, manage all
household inventories, screen and oversee all trades and
services, including contractors and construction projects for the
interior of the home., coordinate with the Head Gardener for the
oversight of all exterior trades, oversee household security and
safety; ensure that protocols are maintained by all staff, manage
all maintenance systems, organize major storage areas in the home
and offsite, do event planning, execution, and logistics;
entertaining is hands on and to the highest standard,
installation of holiday décor, vehicle maintenance and
occasional driving, have the ability to be hands on with all
housekeeping roles if required, including cooking, managing the
food system including, biweekly food plans, data entry into the
recipe database, inventories, etc., and assisting as required
with food and meal preparation. Must be legally entitled to work
in Canada, with a valid driver’s license and passport. Must be
fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The salary is competitive.
Three weeks' vacation, a house car will be available for work
duties. The starting date is as soon as possible. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Creede, CO. An energetic, team-oriented individual is needed to
manage a 1,500 acre property, including shareholders’ homes and
guest cabins. The individual must have initiative, responsibility
and a genuine interest in people. The property manager duties
will include but not limited to basic accounting/bookkeeping for
ranch income and expenses, hiring and supervising seasonal
workers, general maintenance and upkeep of structures and
grounds, general security of the ranch, scheduling cleaning for
cabins and owner homes, continue/establish good working
relationship with vendors, contractors, pasture tenant and
neighbors, and interact professionally with each homeowner and
guests. This position reports directly to the President. Housing
is offered, and the salary will be based on experience. An
insurance stipend will be provided. To apply, please send your

walk up apartment complex in Aurora is seeking an, experienced,
mature, reliable live-in individual. Some duties will include
cleaning and grounds keeping, managing, renting apartments,
collecting rents, move in/out paper work, answering the phone,
tenant requests and general maintenance. This is a full-time
position. Remuneration plus benefits available. To apply for this
job, please email your resume and contact phone number for a
follow-up phone interview to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OUR COLORADO MOUNTAIN PROPERTY needs a housesitter from May 15
through October 31, 2022. 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.

FULL-TIME, ON-SITE property manager/caretaker/maintenance needed
in Steamboat Springs at a private Estate including three
buildings, with 12 bedrooms total. We rent to one group at a time
hosting weddings, retreats, and reunions. Live your dream life in
the mountains while helping contribute to a thriving business. We
are looking for a team player, someone who understands this is a
lifestyle position where the guest experience is the focus.
Skills required: maintenance, fixer-upper, customer-service,
CPO-certified, self-directed, mature, proactive, and
well-rounded. No dogs. To learn more, you can visit


HELP NEEDED starting May 1. A charming one bedroom apartment
attached to a gorgeous historic Colonial home, surrounded by a
wooded wonderland in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. Lots of
privacy, a perfect place to work on your own project. Single or
couple who could work halftime for the estate in return for
housing with all utilities and possible additional hours for an
hourly rate of $25. Basic home maintenance indoors and outside.
Lawn and gardening skills are essential. Applicants must have
recent caretaking experience with excellent references from
employers. Hospitality skills are also a plus for help with
part-time renters. Also required is a Covid 19 vaccination with
booster and clean background check. Please send your cover letter


estate of 50 acres in Perthshire. This is a permanent, full-time,
live in position. A two bedroom cottage, unfurnished, including
fast fibre broadband and a garage on the grounds are included.
The full-time caretaker must have experience in all property
management, gardening, security, and equipment and machinery
operation. A chainsaw certificate would be an advantage.
Part-time experienced housekeeper, with a minimum of 15 hours per
week. Both must be responsible for domestic animals and security
when the owner is away. The caretaker couple must have driving
licenses and own a car. The salary will be £20,000 - £25,000
annually. Please apply by mailing your resume and references to


Orlando. This is a live-in position. Must have a good knowledge
of cattle, horses and animals, and be hardworking, organized, and
detail-oriented. Looking for motivated and self-starting
individuals (willing to work as a team with others). No smoking
or drugs. There are eight buildings and property to be
maintained. Must have general knowledge of all functions
pertaining to farm work, including but not limited to fencing,
building maintenance, grounds keeping, equipment, and handyman
skills, cleaning inside and out. Serious inquiries only. Please
send your complete resume, references and salary requirements to


CARETAKERS REQUIRED for a private French country property
situated in the Loire Valley. This would suit a non-smoking
couple who ideally have had experience of living in France along
with a basic understanding of the French language. Duties include
the maintenance of the grounds and basic housekeeping. The
salaried position offers paid holiday and independent
accommodation. The owners are generally resident for around six
months each year. References will be required. Please apply by
mailing your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Atlanta from May 1 through July
31. I enjoy my garden, which requires some help to maintain when
I am not here. The gardening should take about ten hours each
week. I also have two cats who 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 cats. My
preference is for a single, non-smoking person, who is
financially secure and self-sufficient and loves cats. Please
email and explain why you might be interested in staying here and
at least three checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Once
I receive your email, I can provide more detailed instructions on
what to do with my cats, garden and home when I am away. Thank

Island, GA. Great benefits: salary commensurate with experience,
partial health, and newly constructed home inside a national
park. Responsibilities: Four houses, multiple vehicles, powerboat
operation, grocery shopping, house cleaning. Must have good
people skills, basic mechanical, and carpentry, electrical and
plumbing skills sufficient for maintenance and minor repairs.
Boating experience required. Please send your cover letter and


WORK TRADE OPPORTUNITY for a Property Caretaker. Aloha, I’m
seeking a person(s) or couple to take on a work trade opportunity
in Opihikao. Ideally looking for experience with a sustainable,
off-grid property. Landscaping, gardening, plumbing, electric,
carpentry, and cleaning skills. The space is on multiple acre
property with natural Hawaiian views and ocean views. The space
is partly furnished, a one bedroom space, with a kitchenette,
refrigerator, and outdoor shower. There is a new compostable
toilet that needs to be installed. Looking to trade a place to
sleep with power and hot water for 15 - 20 hours of work per
week. Help with maintaining the grounds, general handyman work
inside and out, house cleaning, and possible house sitting when
the owners are out of town. The ideal candidate(s) should have
experience in building structures/dwellings and working with
off-grid systems (solar, catchment, etc.) Our goal is to build a
few more dwellings on the property with off-grids systems as
well. Cell service in this is area limited (AT&T and Cricket
seems to work best.) Please send your resume and references via


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in the forest in the Far East of Iceland from
September 3 to September 18, 2022. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
volunteers will be working on a project in the beautiful
Hallormsstaoaskogur National Forest doing nature and
environment-oriented tasks. Hallormsstaoaskogur is the largest
wooded area of the country. The reforestation of the area has
been going on since a protection law was passed in 1899. The
oldest part of the woodland is accessible by good hiking trails.
The area offers a great variety of trails, such as one through
the deepest valley of the country and one up to Sandfell where
the view is quite magnificent. Small streams run through the land
where visitors can cool down on warm summer days. The Eastfjords
is a region with a special landscape, dominated by long, narrow
fjords and steep mountains. The wild reindeer of Iceland are
found here; the herd counts between three and four thousand
animals. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has been cooperating with the
Icelandic Forest Service and our groups of volunteers have been
helping out for some years, with very good results for the
participants, the projects and the Icelandic nature conservation
and reforestation efforts. The main tasks will be to maintain
hiking paths, build stairs, make and put up signs. Volunteers
will also put up benches and tables in the forest. Other tasks
will be to trim branches and beautify groves that are located
near hiking paths. Well maintained paths enable people to visit
these amazing areas without damaging the surroundings and in
addition our volunteers’ work helps to improve safety for
visitors. Last but not least, volunteers can explore the
surroundings of the location and enjoy free-time activities
arranged in cooperation with our local project host. No previous
experience is necessary, but the work is demanding and requires a
good physical condition. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall
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. Weather is
unpredictable and it can be cold and/or rainy, be prepared to
experience all kinds of weather. We recommend bringing good
walking shoes/boots, warm and/or waterproof clothes (under
layers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats), as most of the
tasks and activities take place outside. Volunteers will sleep in
beds in a house belonging to the Icelandic Forest Service. The
house is fully equipped. Please bring your own sleeping bag. For
more info please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FULL-TIME CARETAKERS NEEDED for a remote backcountry lodge in
Cascade, ID. Looking for a couple (we would consider the right
single) to finish out the winter season at the lodge for us. It
is snowmobile access only, off-grid. There is no phone service
but there is good dependable satellite internet (Wi-Fi calls).
General maintenance and housekeeping required. Pump gas for drop
in snowmobilers and serve burgers and quick food, we also rent
cabins and do some meals by reservation. We need someone ASAP!!!
Would hope they could finish out the season (until late May) but
would consider a commitment through Spring also. This position
also has the potential to be year round. Room and board with
negotiable wage provided. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


COUPLE NEEDED for a newly-converted, eight-bedroom farmhouse in
County Limerick. Responsibilities will include having the full
responsibility for gardens/property maintenance and land - 90
acres, possible care for thoroughbred horses, security,
overseeing contractors, housekeeping including fine art and
antiques, occasional cooking/driving for the principal, and
various errands. The farm is mostly organic. Accommodation will
be a one bedroom cottage, and a car will be available for your
use. The work schedule is 40 hours over 5½ days. The salary will
be €60,000 per year. Please apply by mailing your resume and


October (ish). This is a beautiful private island, with a
high-end campground plus events. The caretaker basically lives in
a tent all summer! Composting toilets, solar showers, food, small
weekly stipend, off-duty time, and end-of-season bonus provided.
Great people stewarding in an incredible place. Any/all
experience preferred: hospitality, housekeeping, carpentry,
landscaping, and trail maintenance. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with interest and experience.  


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.

GORGEOUS COUNTRY ESTATE, close to DC and Virginia, seeks live-in
innkeeper(s). Upscale property with eight suites - hosts weddings
and events. Responsibilities include receiving guests, assisting
wedding parties and with wedding events, housekeeping, shopping,
light landscaping and maintenance, and breakfast
preparation/service. This is an ideal job for a single person or
a couple. Transportation required. Culinary/hospitality/event or
gardening interests are a plus - not requirement. Base pay plus
incentive provided. Please email your resume and photo to

caretaker is moving out) to check mail, to keep covers on my
cars, housekeeping, and oversee the property. Located on six
acres in Bishopville, Maryland, five minutes from Ocean City.
Looking for a single person only, no couples. Female preferred.
Free housing provided. To apply, please call


year-round live-in position at a Girls Camp on 250 acres in
Western Massachusetts. Excellent salary and benefits and on-site
housing provided. Experience and knowledge or able to learn
plumbing, carpentry, equipment repair and maintenance,
landscaping, minor electrical repair, water and sewer systems.
Maintain roads and buildings during off-season and clear snow off
roads and buildings immediately after any snow storms. Supervises
Camp maintenance/summer maintenance staff and contractors and
provide direction in daily operations, action plans, and safety
awareness. Please check out our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
To apply, please email your resume or questions to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking experienced
Innkeeper(s)/Manager(s). Set on an eight acre farm on Martha’s
Vineyard, this position offers the opportunity to oversee the
development and direction of a top-notch hospitality team,
assuring a warm and gracious welcome to all guests.
Responsibilities include managing reservations, phone, and
digital inquiries, offering concierge service for local
activities, managing vendors, ordering inventory, cost controls,
and housekeeping management. Working in concert with the Chef,
the ideal candidate will also help manage and oversee food and
beverage operations. Must have a passion for customer service,
the ability to thrive in a dynamically changing environment,
while working independently to run the Inn as if it were their
own. This position will report directly to the owner. Please send


HAVE YOU ALWAYS DREAMED of running a cozy Cottage Inn on an
idyllic island? The adventure of a lifetime at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX awaits. We are looking for a friendly and
active person, or couple, to live on the property and host guests
at our historic 14 room bed & breakfast from May through October.
Just steps away from Main Street, Downtown Mackinac Island, Lake
Huron, and miles of gorgeous trails to discover. Visit with
guests in the common area, rock on the wrap-around porch, tend to
a small garden in the yard. Please email your resume to


onsite caretaker couple/team for 24 apartments. Must have
exceptional customer service skills and be able to communicate
well with others. Must possess good problem solving skills. Must
pass BCA criminal background check and finger printing. This
position will require some light maintenance/repair jobs and
cleaning. Responsibilities are, but not limited to, showing
apartments to prospective new tenants, processing
applications/leases to the management company, rent
collections/deposits/rent tracking, apartment turnovers,
identifying/resolving tenant issues and concerns, monitor tenant
files, leases, lease renewals, rent increases, and all required
documentation set forth by management and owner. Weekly building
cleaning/maintenance (vacuuming, mopping, windows, laundry rooms,
light bulbs, garbage, raking, mowing, trimming,
shoveling/salting, etc.). On call services required. Compensation
for this position is free rent ($10,200) for a spacious two
bedroom, one bathroom apartment with a detached garage, plus
monthly bonus structure (up to $400 per month) and option for
additional hourly maintenance/repair work (as needed). We will be
accepting resumes for this position until filled. To apply,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE RAT RACE? An elderly couple with
magnificent secluded 130 acres and year round stream, need
person(s) with experience, maturity and energy to help do organic
gardening, landscaping, assist with building projects, general
maintenance and cleanup, some housekeeping and back-up
caregiving,  25 hours per week. Compensation includes RV hookups,
free utilities, and five acres to build your own home on.
Income-producing opportunities include use of sawmill,
greenhouse, high tunnel, shop and equipment. The ideal
candidate(s) would not have kids or pets, and would be organized
and tidy. Please send your resume and references to

CAMP HOST COUPLE OR SINGLE WANTED in Bevier, MO. We are a 78 site
family oriented RV campground in rural northern Missouri. RVers
are offered a full hook-up site, salary, and Wi-Fi from May 1st -
October 31st. Check guests in/out as needed. Assist guests to the
correct camp site if needed. Maintain campground regulations,
sell/deliver ice and wood, turn off slip-n-slide in the evenings
or bad weather. Do nightly security checks around quiet time, and
additional optional jobs available for $10.30/hour. Assist the
groundskeeper with mowing, weed eating, etc. Please visit


Kama'aina Caretaker  
Interests: Everything is a creative endeavor so in my spare time
I paint, cook, hike, thrift shop, help someone who asks, and give
thanks for this beautiful life. 
Quote: “If you can meet with triumph and disaster, treat those
two imposters just the same.” Form a poem titled "If–." by
Rudyard Kipling

Jinni Mitchell

	One night in 2002 I heard a loud crash from inside my mother’s
house. At the time I was living in the outside cottage while
teaching art at the University of Hawaii and the Honolulu Waldorf
High School. The sound was her falling and led me to make an
abrupt decision to leave my teaching career to be a full-time
caregiver for my mother. For seven years I was keeping a close
lookout for her shenanigans and the house. As things go, I would
often find her sitting on the curb down the street and we would
hang out for a bit before I’d help her up and walk home. After
she passed, I left with my trusted dog, Trousers, and embarked on
a five year walkabout.
	I was a chef for a prominent Silicon Valley family and later
managed an artists and writers retreat in New Mexico. At the
retreat my main function was keeping the residents safe and
inspired while conducting daily maintenance of the property. I
was building my skills for what would lay ahead in my future. 
	Next stop, Cold Canyon in Malibu! I mucked out a horse stable
and got a part-time job as a hiking guide at the Biggest Loser
Resort. I learned well over 20 trails in the Santa Monica
Mountains. I then moved to Southeast Asia and taught in Phuket,
Thailand, Singapore, and Vientiane, Laos. Years later, I returned
to Hawaii to work for a language school. 
	I soon moved into a house just a mile from my childhood Hawaiian
home and became a live-in host for an Airbnb rental. This was a
daily marathon of room cleaning, midnight check-ins and home
upgrades which awarded me the title of Super Host. I remodeled
what I could and with the help of some repair men, the yard and
house were transformed into a pleasant oasis. 
	After that experience, I came to live and work on an acre, ocean
front property via an ad I saw in The Caretaker Gazette.
Initially my duty was to care for the dog as the owner was
normally only on the property for approximately four months out
of the year. This high end property has seven day a week
gardeners. Even with that presence, it’s important to have a
full-time caretaker so the property seems alive and when problems
occur after hours they can be swiftly addressed. 
	Now we come to the Covid Pandemic. During this extremely tense
and serious time for the world, the owner of the property became
stranded in Hawaii. She has been here for well over two years now
and is still here. Having the owner live here full-time has made
the position far more serious and I became her personal
assistant. This position included making frequent meals, all her
medical appointments and finding holistic means of healing as she
is a fit, yet elderly woman. Besides knowing the vendors for the
property, I implemented and oversaw improvements including an
electric chair to get upstairs, new air conditioning units
installed, updated sprinklers and lighting systems for the yard.

	People ask me how I found the place I live in today and the best
advice I can give is to leave no stone unturned if this is what
you want. I first subscribed to The Caretaker Gazette in 2016.
The Gazette gave me the feeling that I had options and I looked
forward to each issue.
	Each lesson I have learned along the path has helped me to
become a more serious and professional property caretaker. Never
overstep the owner and instruct any other workers on the property
unless you are told to do so by the owner. Don’t tell the
gardener to do something because you feel it would look better,
always ask the owner first if you think something could change
and be prepared to be shot down. It’s best to let the owner
give you the instructions. 
	Even if you are finished with your job for the day before other
workers are finished, never, ever use the property as though it
was your own. This means no lunch guests unless you're allowed to
have them in your quarters only. Never give your friends a tour
of the property unless you have permission and no other staff is
on duty. Don’t let the other contracted employees see you
sunbathing or using the pool, even if the owner has given you
permission. Always remember the property is not yours and some
behavior harbors resentment with the other staff. Always be
pleasant to all staff members because it makes your life much
	Don’t assume the owner knows what you have done that you feel
has “saved” the property in one way or another. Tell the
owner when you think something seems off. Keep a daily journal of
the things you do. Nothing fancy, just things like, “found a
vodka bottle over the fence by beach access and checked outside
access to make sure nothing else unusual or saw a broken
sprinkler head and informed the gardener.” 

Pathways in the garden

Jinni skimming the beautiful ocean front pool!

	The gardeners aren't on property at night so they may place
plants in front of the lights, because they don’t know the
evening routine. No need to get upset with them, as I’ve seen
someone do before, they honestly didn’t know, just inform them
nicely and be done with it. Don’t talk about anyone else or
their work habits on the property, it is not your business. Just
keep those thoughts to yourself unless what they are doing can
impact the property in a negative way. 
	The thing I truly love about where I live now is of course the
gardens and the ocean. Nature is so important for me and I wake
up long before the sunrise to enjoy the peace and rising sun. The
birds are fantastic. We even have two protected bird breeds here
and it’s never boring watching them nest and leave. I love that
this oasis is also hidden and once I leave the gates I’m not
far from all my errands. That said, I’m happy in remote areas
as well. The challenge is that the property has staff for half a
day 7 days a week and my living area is like a fish bowl. People
knocking on my door for a key they forgot or leaf blowers going
on for hours makes it hard to hear. I use this time to run
errands for the owner or take my dog, Knuckles, off property to
let the others work. Something that I’m struggling with
recently is not feeling appreciated. The cottage house I use to
cook and make art was damaged and is still not in working order
after five months. I have been eating out or having cold food for
this time and it's beginning to turn my smile upside down. 
	Also, after confronting a trespasser, leading him off the
property and speaking with police, the owner never once asked how
that made me feel and if I still felt safe. I’m fine but the
experience was daunting and a little recognition would be nice.
Also, in this situation where the owner is normally gone seven
months out of the year but has been here uninterrupted for two
and half years, I have become both property caretaker and
personal assistant and, well, it is really exhausting at times. I
don’t want to have a political discussion at 8:00 pm or at any
time actually. And I actually do see the bright side of things,
it's not an act, but after six hours of doom and gloom next to
me, my mood may have altered a little. But nothing that taking my
dog for a walk can’t fix. And lastly, yes you should pick up
your dog's poop, don’t let the others deal with it because they
have their own duties and your dog’s duties are not one of
	Living on an estate, it’s important to keep first and foremost
in mind the owners needs and wishes as well as operations of the
property. Yes it is breathtakingly beautiful, but it’s
important to be the eyes and ears of the grounds. Don’t ever
ignore sounds from breaker boxes, especially the pool pump, or
power outages as things will always need to be reset. We had a
wild winter storm on Christmas Day, 2020, the only day the
property had no staff. I jumped into the pool to save the
bromeliads, fish out broken ceramic pots, and move other special
plants to safety. 
	Last month my dog, Knuckles, noticed a shadow by my bedroom
window. It was a half day and I was about to leave to go hiking
when at my window was a shirtless man with a tattooed arm.
Knuckles bolted outside and I was on his heels when I came face
to face with a trespasser. Being ocean front has its drawbacks
and this would be one of them. The trespasser was startled by
Knuckles and myself and headed to climb over the wall. He
wasn’t having any luck and I kept asking him his reason for
being on the property, while photographing him the entire time. I
was able to deescalate the situation without any harm to myself
or Knuckles and escorted him off the property. I later learned
from the police his name and occupation as a neighborhood thief.
Luckily thus far he has no history of violence, although he does
steal to feed his methamphetamine habit so that could change in
the future. Knuckles was a great hero of the day and the police
congratulated him when they met. I am now part of the
neighborhood watch association, and am very glad to have joined
this local group. 
	This type of lifestyle comes with benefits, like seeing whales
first thing in the morning or sitting in the beautifully lit
garden on a full moon night. But not being fully appreciated and
compensated for my worth is beginning to dampen my sunny outlook.
My living area has been deemed unlivable with black mold and
instead of taking care of it in a timely manner as I do with the
home and property, it has been sitting for close to half a year
and only now being addressed, and not with proper methods. I have
had to ask for better living conditions and been told how lucky I
am to even be on the property. Here is where it gets sticky. I
would say that yes I am a very lucky person but I work long and
hard for such luck. 
	With my extensive caretaking experience, I look forward to my
next caretaker opportunity, however a stipend will be necessary.
I bring positive energy and life into any situation and look
forward to the next chapter, whenever and wherever that may be.

Jinni adjusting the timers after a recent 12 hour power


ranch is located on the Madison River in Montana. Assist with
grazing yearling bison on our irrigated pastures. Pivot
operation, maintenance, and repair, including miscellaneous tasks
associated with general ranch work. Three months full-time
employment from mid-May through mid-August (flexible).
$13.00/hour with housing and utilities provided. To apply, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

& Play operation located in the beautiful Big Hole Valley, in
Wisdom, Montana, in a semi remote area. This is a year round
position or part-time available. Located 10 miles from the local
ski resort, with endless miles of snowmobile/ATV trails, and
close to three local, awesome Hot Springs. There is excellent
hunting and fishing in the area. It is physically demanding work.
You will operate a heavy chainsaw often. There is lots of snow
clearing/rooftops/parking area, etc. Deliver cut and split
firewood to the house and cabins. Handyman skills needed. We
offer a free cabin stay in exchange for 15 hours of honest work
per week for a single person and 25 hours per week for a couple.

someone with an RV/Camper to take care of our property. Duties
will include weed eating, mowing, using a chainsaw, general clean
up, burning, etc. Will provide all the tools, an RV spot with
power and water in exchange for some labor. No septic but do have
a dump station. For more details, please call

CARETAKER JOB AVAILABLE. A working cattle ranch-owning family
near Fishtail, Montana is looking to fill a part-time caretaker
position to assist the family matriarch. The family is dedicated
to land stewardship and sustainable practices and seeks an
industrious, innovative, and responsible individual(s) committed
to a similar ethic. Primary duties will include:
* Care for and upkeep of several houses and outbuildings
including flower gardens, lawns, trees and landscaping, and a
vegetable garden
* Routine animal care for horses, chickens, wild birds 
* Miscellaneous repair, maintenance, garbage transport, and
errands as needed
* Managing the website and bookings, turn-overs for a vacation
* Transparent communication of schedules and work plans
* Assisting an elderly woman with tasks as needed
Secondary Duties:
* Pasture weed control, irrigation, and fence maintenance
* Snow removal, limited 
* Care and maintenance of basic equipment 
* Ability to prioritize and communicate work and schedule based
on changing conditions/seasons
* Experience with carpentry, construction, and painting
*Knowledge and experience with gardens and
* Experience caring for horses, fowl
* Ability to lift 50+lbs
* Enthusiasm with a sense of humor and strong work ethic
* Eagerness to learn new tasks and skills, well organized and
* Good driving record
The start date is May 1st, 2022, with a sixty-day probationary
period followed by a one-year contract (potentially renewable).
Compensation: Housing with high-speed internet, phone landline,
garage/shop, access to the ranch for firewood, hiking and
fishing, skiing etc. Estimated seasonal hours: 40 – 50
hours/week April - September; 5 - 15 hours/week from October -
March. Competitive wage and vacation time to be negotiated. To
apply, please send your resume and three references to


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. 


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SINGLE PERSON interested in spending the
summer in New England working for us at our 20 room Inn. The
reality is that we need good housekeepers but we also would like
to share our experience including working on our Property
Management System with rates and reservations, helping us with
social media and marketing. We would provide a private room and
shared bath down the hall with limited kitchen facilities. We are
in a beautiful area of the White Mountains and can be flexible
with the schedule provided our staff works every weekend. We
would make it a fun and good learning experience for anyone that
is looking for the Inn culture. We serve a continental breakfast
and there is no restaurant on the premises. Work is primarily
days with some nights on occasion. Come visit and work in the
north country of New Hampshire where the closest traffic light is
nine miles away. We are on thirty acres, have a garden and
flowers that need tending plus we like side projects. We are open
to ideas. Please let us know if you are interested in us by
emailing your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SILVER CITY, NM. Caretaker needed for a remote ranch. Live off
grid surrounded by Forest and BLM land. Duties include: feeding
livestock guardian dogs, maintaining the electric fence, and
water system. Large RV with all utilities furnished.
Approximately 10 hours of work per week. More hours possible.
Starts early April to mid-November. Please call

May until the end of August (about 16 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 a 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

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located adjacent to Philmont Scout
Ranch in the spectacular Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern
New Mexico, has available the position of assistant
innkeeper/housekeeper for the summer season April through the end
of October 2022. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a remote,
destination Inn on the National Register of Historic Places.
Typical schedule, subject to change, is two days a week as
housekeeper and three days a week as assistant innkeeper to
supplement our current staff. On-site housing is provided in
addition to salary. Applicants must be self-motivated,
detail-oriented, and absolutely dependable. Previous experience,
excellent references, and background check are required. No pets,
please. Friendly work environment in a spectacular setting. For
more info about the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX please visit


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking a General Manager at
our location in Big Indian, NY, at our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The
experience of working at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is unique, and as
such, we require a unique individual to lead the team. The
General Manager will carry the torch for the brand at the
property level, infuse our special recipe for hospitality into
everything they do, and above all, inspire the entire team to do
the same, every day. If interested you can contact
organic gardens, providing healthy food to our kitchen and
guests. We are on a 330 acre site in a secluded valley, in the
heart of the Catskill Mountains. Our campus is 70 acres with 24
buildings. We have ¾ of an acre producing vegetables, culinary
and medicinal herbs, flowers, berries, and a wide variety of both
cultivated and wild and medicinal plants. Our gardens and grounds
are one of the faces of Menla, and their beauty and care is an
important part of our culture and tribute to the land. This
position is April 1 - November 1 with off-season employment
opportunities for the right person. Very affordable on-site
housing available (approximately $450/month with utilities
included). Essential Attributes and Skills include:
- 3 - 5 years of growing diversified organic production
- Integrated Pest Management knowledge
- Strong aesthetic, tidy
- Able to work in difficult climate conditions (rain, cold, heat,
- Able to lift 50 lbs., bend, kneel, twist, and reach
- Able to drive a large truck
- Flexible and resilient
- Able to live in a remote valley
- Friendly, enjoys engaging with a wide range of visitors into
the gardens
- Basic hand tool skills, fence repair and small repairs as
- Able to organize volunteer projects, and instruct volunteers
with little skill and no experience
- Self-motivated and responsible, able to work independently
- Strong observation skills, ability to assess needs of a
particular project, and solve in a sustainable manner
- A desire to continually learn and ability to research specific
issues around horticulture and ecology as needed
- Understanding of the Catskills ecosystems a plus
 You will be responsible for: 
- High yield production on a ¾ acre of vegetable/flower/culinary
herbs/berry gardens for use in the kitchen from seed starting to
harvesting to putting the garden to sleep
- Maintaining and improving landscape beds throughout the
property, using deer resistant plants
- Cleary communicating budget needs
- Floral arrangements for use in the reception area and dining
- Indoor plant care
- Seasonal container flower plantings
- Continued ecological restoration work, removal of invasive
species and maintaining areas which have been cleared
- Interacting with guests who enjoy the gardens and grounds
- Working with the maintenance and kitchen team to ensure robust
compost system stays strong
- A 600 sq. ft. glass greenhouse
- Two small sheds and plenty of tools
- A garden truck
- You will be part of maintenance team, and we have a wood/metal
shop, onsite mechanic and heavy equipment operator
$18 - $23/hour depending on experience and whether you live
on-site, PTO, access to Menla-sponsored classes and retreats,
discounts at our store and health spa, very affordable on-site
housing available. To apply, please email your resume and cover

SEEKING A FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND, property caretaker at a private
residence in Millerton, NY that includes 700 acres of leased out
farm land and rental homes. The individual must be naturally
service-oriented with a positive hands-on work ethic. The job
includes an experienced grounds keeping assistant. Duties include
performing light-duty construction and repairs on properties and
equipment, overseeing and coordinating with outside contractors
as required, be available 24/7 for emergencies and snow removal,
grounds and landscaping maintenance, including watering, pruning,
weeding, and trimming as needed, car detailing, fueling, keeping
registrations current; and keep utility vehicles in working
order, manage garbage/trash/debris collection at the home
property, assist with keeping all tools and equipment in good
repair, fueled, and properly stored, maintaining systems,
troubleshooting appliances, sweep and clean walks/porches; water
the gardens; mow lawns; collect leaves; snow removal; and
generally assist in keeping outside premises in an orderly, clean
condition, operate and maintain tractors, mowers, chainsaws, and
other power tools, pruning and removing trees and shrubs,
maintain and repair irrigation, water features, swimming pool,
plumbing, and some electrical systems, assess repairs as needed
at rental properties and contact required tradespeople as
required, meet with and assist contractors for scheduled home
maintenance/repairs, and be able to work comfortably outside in
all weather conditions. Schedule: full-time, year-round with
half-day Saturday support as needed. Vacation time to be
arranged. Competitive salary offered of $70,000.00. Live-in
accommodations available in a modern 2-bed, 2-bath cottage with
central air, located within the property. Health benefits
available. Requirements: minimum of three-year experience in
property caretaking, be highly organized with effective time
management skills, be in strong physical health and able to lift
50 pounds easily, have a keen attention to detail, basic
carpentry skills, be proactive in communication, and must have a
valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, be authorized
to work without restriction in the U.S., and pass a background
check. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE NEED A HOSTEL ASSISTANT MANAGER for our hostel in Auckland.
Must have experience living in hostels and be confident and
friendly talking to guests, be reliable, fun and a team player
and be able to commit to at least three months though longer is
preferred. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a chilled out hostel, located
five minutes from Queen St and K'rd and central to all the
Auckland suburbs. This position is best suited to a backpacker as
it is a live-in position. A free private single room is provided.
Duties include running the reception, guiding the housekeeping
and cleaning team, relaying back to the manager, good
communication, cash handling, back office, reservation
management, guest relations, etc. Must be self-motivated, with
attention to detail and love the hostel life. Mixed shifts, five
days a week, 8am - 4pm mainly though could involve some evening
shifts. Around 35 - 40 hours a week and $22.85 plus annual leave.
A private room is also provided for free along with laundry and
unlimited Wi-Fi. Only apply if you can live in. Please feel free
to give us a call to discuss at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Due to
border restrictions please only apply if you are in New Zealand.


FARM AND FLOCK CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a regenerative farm close
to Asheville. Looking for experience, maturity and energy to
liven the farm and continue with current projects. We have a
small flock of rotationally grazing hair sheep, a 1/4 acre of
garlic, over 1,250 shrubs and trees, family garden, hoop house,
corn project, seed saving project, fertile soil, and lots of
earthworms, unpredictable weather, and breathtaking views. In
exchange for part-time work, we offer basic housing for one (or a
couple), a small stipend, organically grown farm produce,
flexible scheduling, and opportunity for self-directed projects.
We are drug, alcohol and smoke free. Please send questions,
interests and your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WANT TO HELP BUILD A COMMUNITY? Love the sea? After finishing the
building of our boat and our first sea-trial trip, we are
presently based on an organic apple farm 40 minutes south of
Oslo, where we are focusing on beekeeping as we intend to build
up on honey production and queen-breeding this summer. We are a
community-based project born over 10 years ago. Involving people
from all over the globe, we hope to eventually form a community
present both on land and at sea, that will cooperate with
eco-villages, sharing the bliss of sustainable living and
traveling through organic farming and sailing - connecting places
and people across the oceans. If you have any knowledge or
interest in permaculture, self-sufficiency, alternative living,
etc., don't hesitate to contact us and share your ideas. Our
hopes are for the farm to flourish into a place where food,
thoughts, plans, adventures, and - of course - boats, can grow!
Please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you
would be interested in our community and please place this in the
Subject Line: Sea Gypsy Application so we know you have been
reading this. Love from Sailing the Farm – a sea gypsy tribe of


RV PARK MANAGER NEEDED. Housing and salary provided for a small
(40 space) RV Park with a private fishing lake and horse ranch
with 10 horses. Salary and responsibilities will increase over
time. Owners live on site and currently travel for horse shows
one to two times per month for three to four days. The owners
wish to scale back and increase leisure travel over time. The
caretaker will have the opportunity to learn from the owner but
basic mechanical and electrical experience is required.
Experience handling horses is required (no riding).
Responsibilities include, feeding and watering horses. Some light
stall cleaning, fence repair when necessary, grounds keeping
around the RV Park with zero turn mower, greeting and parking RV
guests, minor electrical and mechanical repairs when necessary.
Must operate a tractor. Must be able to lift 70 lb. hay bales and
50 lb. feed sacks. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


CARETAKER NEEDED IN LATIN AMERICA. Seeking a highly responsible
individual or couple to oversee our tropical 5-acre property and
home located in a quiet canyon in the Chiriqui state of Panama
(one hour from the beach, rain forest, and Costa Rican border).
Responsibilities: mowing, trimming, light planting, building
maintenance, general security. Nine-month post from now through
December 1, or could be year-round for the right person(s). In
exchange, free accommodations in your own secure cabana with
covered outdoor kitchen, indoor shower, hot water. Internet
available for those with remote work. You will need income to
cover your daily living expenses. Prefer someone with experience
living in Latin America or similar. English required.
English/Spanish preferred. Please contact Carolyn for additional


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, has a unique business opportunity for a
couple to run the Club’s hospitality service business, lodge,
and grounds care. Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in
Northeastern Pennsylvania, our club has over a hundred year
history of hunting, fishing and outdoor activities with a strong
dedication to conservation. Established in 1901, we are seeking a
couple to care for its 1,250 acre property. The 13 bedroom lodge
is situated facing a private 350 acre lake with a private
caretaker’s home attached. The couple will be responsible for
caring for the lodge, preparing meals for members and guests,
housekeeping, grounds keeping around the lodge and in the woods
when required, and general maintenance as needed. Salary is
$30,000. Living accommodations (a three bedroom lake view home),
all utilities, paid vacation and health insurance included.
Please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE REQUIRED for a Berwyn, PA live-in position. A
single man and his 13-year-old daughter require a hands on couple
to manage the 5,500 sq. ft. main residence. There are also two
other homes to manage. Duties to include: cooking – you must be
a good cook (small dinner parties and business lunches), daily
cleaning, and laundry. Must know how to organize his homes,
closets, and storage areas. Close and open the other two vacation
homes. Must be able to fly/travel to other homes. There will be a
full-time job description forwarded to qualifying applicants.
Benefits to include car health/dental/bonuses, and
accommodations. Salary is $90,000 for the couple. Applicants must
have a minimum of five years of experience, be in good health and
have the energy and love for this kind of hands on position.
Please email both of your resumes to caretakergazette@gmail.com
and include “Pennsylvania Property” in the Subject Line for
forwarding purposes.


family seeks an experienced and hands-on professional to assist
with the management and maintenance of their main 15,000 sq. ft.
private residence with guest houses and a 2nd residence in
NEWPORT, RI. Able to work autonomously and make high-level
decisions and minimize outside influences impact on Principal(s)
and act as point person on daily estate matters. The ideal
candidate must be outgoing, energetic, discreet, with experience
working in private households. Must be self-motivated,
self-driven, no job is too big or too small, very hands-on, and
willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. This person
should have intermediate knowledge of household exteriors and
interiors, ability to work at heights on occasion and the
mobility and flexibility to navigate tight spaces and lift and
carry heavy objects (at least 50 lbs.). Comfortable with being on
your feet for long periods of time. Experienced with hand and
power tools. Provide direct supervision (including screening and
overseeing) of outside vendors, contractors, construction and
renovation projects, maintenance of grounds, autos, etc. Review,
negotiate, and approve invoices for utilities and services
provided by vendors on the property across all residences. Serve
as the sole point of contact for contractors and external service
providers. Able to anticipate next steps by thinking creatively,
solving problems, and taking the broad perspective to make the
Principal(s) lives easier. Oversight of all deliveries; and
primary point-of-contact for renovation projects and general
maintenance of residences. Understanding of home automation
systems (entertainment, lighting, security, etc.). An
intermediate knowledge of mechanical systems and maintenance
routines for HVAC, Wi-Fi, oil fired heaters, hot water, floor
heating, and water circulation pumps. Familiar with FloLogic, an
automatic main water shutoff plumbing monitoring system and
Lutron and LED lighting systems. Hands-on duties such as pressure
washing, daily checking mechanicals and controls systems in
addition to snow removal, and maintenance to landscape lighting
and irrigation. Conducting inventory procurement of household
supplies as needed, including grocery shopping, and personal
items. Always keeping properties guest-ready (interior and
exterior). Running errands and adhering to special requests as
needed. When housekeeping staff is not available, assist with all
aspects of general housekeeping and daily cleaning of residence:
vacuuming, dusting, sanitization, making beds, dishes and garbage
disposal, etc. Safely drive the Principal and guests to and from
destinations including offices, appointments, meetings, airports,
events, assisting with luggage and packages, opening doors.
Caring for all vehicles including cleaning the exterior and
interior, checking for engine oil, inspection, washing,
registrations, insurance, and always ensuring the pristine
condition of the vehicles. Additional care of the snow blower,
air compressor, and a backup diesel generator is necessary.
REQUIREMENTS: On call for 24/7 and able to perform small repairs
and handle things personally but also can identify when the task
requires outside vendors and will do what it takes to provide a
concierge level of service. SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, must
be flexible to work weekends as needed by the Principal(s). Must
be available after hours in case of an emergency. COMPENSATION:
Negotiable, along with room and board, car and more. The owner is
on site in season (May/June - September/October). Please email
your cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Central Scotland. We are looking for a couple who are
self-motivated with a flexible attitude, and take a logical
approach to tasks required. Previous experience in a similar role
would be advantageous and assisting in all areas including
housekeeping, cooking, laundry, gardening and maintenance is
essential. Driving licenses are essential and you will be
expected to work as necessary, meaning long days, evenings and
weekends, not all the time but when the family are in residence
but especially during school holidays. The package includes
self-contained furnished accommodation. Please apply by mailing
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RESIDENT COUPLE NEEDED for an historic plantation perfectly
situated midway between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA. One
should have excellent fine finish carpentry skills to work
full-time on plantation structures. The other person could work
full-time in either gardening, house painting, or housekeeping.
The job includes a spacious one and one half story brick house
with pool on the plantation, along with a $70,000 per year
salary. All inquiries should be by phone to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEEKING A MATURE COUPLE without kids at home for a beautiful Far
West Texas remote ranch caretaker position. This is not a cowboy
job. His job includes but it is not limited to the ranch house
and yard maintenance, water lines, some carpentry, fencing,
electrical, and basic mechanics. May have to do some driving. She
will be needed on a less frequent basis to help in the house with
some cooking and cleaning. A nice newer ranch house will be
provided. Must be able to provide a solid work history, pass a
criminal background check and drug testing. To apply, please call

able to operate and maintain hay production equipment (cut, rake,
bale, and load). Additional duties include limb cutting,
shredding, road maintenance, and water well maintenance. House,
utilities, water, salary, and truck provided to the caretaker.
Compensation is negotiable, based on experience. Must have a
valid driver's license (no DWIs, and no criminal record). Please

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at a privately-owned ranch in
Sunnyvale, Texas. We are looking for a reliable and motivated
ranch caretaker couple team to manage many aspects of this
privately owned ranch. Duties include: upkeep of fencing, mowing,
landscape, ranch buildings, and equipment as well as running
errands as needed to support ranch activities and assisting the
ranch manager, general maintenance and management of the interior
and exterior of the residence, structures, and grounds, general
repairs around the ranch and within the home, clean and dust
furniture, baseboards, windows, equipment, walls, etc., clean and
disinfect sinks, countertops, floors, toilet, mirrors, tables,
chairs, refrigerators, microwaves, etc., sweep, mop, vacuum
and/or hand scrub floors using brooms, mops, and vacuum cleaners,
identify potential safety or maintenance issues and communicate
them to the owner, empty trash cans and recyclables into disposal
areas, replenish supplies in restrooms and kitchen, assisting
with the care for animals on the ranch, assisting with setup and
teardown for events, always keep the property at guest ready
level throughout the year, organizing and managing contractors,
supplies and inventory acquisition, and other special duties as
assigned, and must be able to assist in all areas of hospitality
while working with the owner and/or other family members. Must be
physically fit to perform the job duties, to include lift/carry,
use of ladders and tools, etc. Must have the ability to maintain
good relationships within the community, guests, as well as the
owner. Must be able to safely operate a tractor, truck and other
equipment including power and hand tools, and have the ability to
work autonomously. Please email your resume to


HOUSESITTER NEEDED. 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 starting
around May 15 and lasting a few months (we’re not certain when
we will be returning from overseas at this point). 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

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has openings for a variety of caretaking and
management positions from Park Manager (housing included) to
WorkCampers (you provide your own RV) in 2022. Pay starts at
$16.04/hour for Managers. Season is May 1 to mid-September or
mid-October. For more info and to apply, please visit

A LODGE MANAGER is needed in the Mad River Valley, Vermont. A
lodging management background is not required. Housing is
included, plus options to increase your income. This position has
few typical Innkeeper responsibilities. Guests book online or
through a call center. They are texted instructions and their
door code with no check-in or out. The primary responsibility is
making sure the property and rooms are ready, that problems are
handled quickly and well, and that you are the outgoing
hospitality face of the Lodge. All 26 guest rooms offer one to
two beds, a bathroom, and no kitchen. Base compensation is
$25,000 per year plus all tips; you can augment income by
participating in housekeeping at $12 per room, potential income
can be $40,000 to $50,000 or more, not counting tips. Other
benefits include housing with utilities, discretionary bonus,
cell phone, one week vacation, and a 5½ day work week. To apply,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN PROPERTY CARETAKER (or daily, living off-site)
position available caring for a 30-acre property in central
Vermont that is a corporate and family retreat. The owners are
long-term employers who use the residence on the property
throughout the year for business and personally. The property is
used for corporate, social and family events. Fantasy Island is a
gorgeous working farm located in Marshfield, VT. We have many
animals ranging from beautiful pheasants, chickens, ducks and
peacocks to cows, alpacas, llamas, mini horses, and big draft
horses. So many more in between. We take pride in providing the
best care for the land and our animals throughout the year in all
the seasons. The farm is a family retreat as well as a working
Airbnb, corporate and social event grounds. We are continuously
expanding, adding more attractions to the farm and more animals
to the pack! We hope to find a person(s) (couples welcome) who is
just as passionate as we are about the place and looking to
better it each day. We are looking for a property caretaker(s) to
oversee and execute the daily operations and tasks of the
property. You will provide ongoing maintenance, repair,
remodeling and care of the property. The caretaker(s) will be
responsible for the following, but not limited to: mowing lawns,
gardening, painting, cleaning of the main house/guest house,
guest interactions, cleaning/maintaining animal corrals,
feeding/taking care of animals, riding/training the horses,
building/repairing buildings on the property, building/repairing
the fence line, cleaning garage buildings and barns, snow removal
in winter months, basic plumbing and electrical repairs, enforce
rules and regulations, perform equipment maintenance, and
diagnose problems and contact the appropriate vendor(s). The
caretaker(s) must be mechanically inclined and experienced in
mechanical repairs (i.e. small engines), repair work and
lawn/outdoor land maintenance. The caretaker(s) will work on
projects to update the buildings on the property (renovation
work) and will complete these projects themselves and contract
out when needed (e.g. electrical, plumbing work). Must have a
knowledge of horses and animals, as well as riding. The caretaker
must be aware of their limitations and meticulous in their
actions to avoid causing larger issues. This property is seeking
long-term caretaker(s) who can step into and keep it running.
Full housing is available, there is room to board one horse, and
a salaried option and other benefits. To apply, please email your

hiring someone with high standards to clean our cabins, manage
the laundry, and ensure that all cabin supplies are maintained.
As the sole manager of the five cabins, you will be in charge of
our customers' first impression upon arriving at the property. We
offer free housing, internet, and heat in a small furnished
studio apartment with a private entrance, kitchen, bathroom, and
a beautiful view of the Vermont Mountains. The job can be
part-time hourly or full-time salaried. We are flexible on
compensation for the right person. $500 bonus in the first week,
paid vacation (additional unpaid vacation in slow season
available if desired), with an annual bonus. We also offer farm
produce, eggs, and cheese subject to availability. The job is
physically demanding and you must be capable of pulling the
cleaning cart with supplies, equipment, and laundry between the
various buildings in all weather conditions. The ideal candidate
will enjoy living on a farm and appreciate Vermont winters and
all the surrounding area has to offer. Please send your resume
and cover letter (no phone calls please) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


as caretaker of property in King County (~25 minutes from
Seattle). The property is 20+ acres in size with unoccupied
buildings and a separate caretaker residence. Responsibilities
include walkthroughs (grounds and buildings) each day and night,
facilitate access to grounds and buildings, identify and alert
the owner or authorities to security issues (trespass/vandalism),
and maintain a log of onsite activities and observations and
submit to the owner on a bi-weekly basis. Cell phone and strong
verbal and written communication skills required. Handyman
experience or other building maintenance knowledge is a plus.
Unfurnished onsite residence, basic utilities (water, sewer,
power, garbage), and $825/month stipend in exchange for duties
performed. No drugs or heavy alcohol use. Please send your

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an experienced operator. This
is an opportunity to run your own business on Blakely Island, a
private island community in the heart of the San Juan Islands.
The store and marina have historically operated May through
September. Revenue sources include: sales of food, beer, wine,
clothing, sundries, souvenirs, fishing and other marine related
gear; coin operated laundry and shower facilities; and a share of
revenues from fuel sales and transient moorage. An onsite two
bedroom apartment is provided. For more information please

seeking one or two people to play a key ‘live-on-site’ role
with their own RV. There is seasonal variation, but on average,
the caretaker(s) work 15 hours per week helping to maintain and
supervise this beautiful day-use park. Must be on-site
consistently five days a week. In exchange for your service, we
provide a large, private, gated space with full hook-ups,
landscaped yard, and storage space. Bring your own RV. We pay all
utilities. This position is year-round and ideally at least two
to three years. This is an annual contract services agreement,
not a Jefferson County employment opportunity. Compensation
includes a large, private, gated space for your RV with full
hook-ups, landscaped yard, and storage space. Utilities included
for 15 hours/week caretaker work. Apply now! Open until filled.
Position starts June 27, 2022. For more info, please visit

couple to manage and maintain our 5-acre historic farm on
Bainbridge Island. Rent free cottage apartment with beautiful
west facing view of the Agate Pass and Olympic mountains.
Includes a modest salary of $1,200/month, utilities, and
internet. Large, sunny garden and abundant fruit trees waiting
for a green thumb. Around the clock love from all farm animals
including watchdog Ellie, our herd of a dozen sheep, and our
wonderful donkeys, Mack and Jimmy. Strong work ethic, attention
to detail, mechanical intuition, farm caretaking experience and
three year commitment required. Duties include: Lawn care: mowing
and weed-whacking; garden, orchard and vineyard care; animal
care: hay, grain, and water along with routine
medical/vet/farrier procedures. Manage inventory of feed and
supplements. Maintain farm equipment: tractor, riding lawn mower,
various gas powered tools, etc. Preventative maintenance and
mending of fences, gates, stalls, etc. Comprehensive job
description available. Please email your resume to

CARETAKER NEEDED on a tiny ranch near the Canadian border, 38
miles from Colville, WA. Seasonal three to four months from May
to September. This is a tranquil country location. Need a
self-motivated person willing to do outdoor as well as a few
indoor tasks between two to three hours a day such as gardening,
watering, brush pile burning, and tree trimming. Most weekends
off. Must be able to operate: small backhoe, chain saw, riding
lawn mower, and DR trimmer. Mechanical and computer skills are a
plus. Couples are welcome, but only one paid position is
available. If the Canadian border is open, it’s five miles to a
Walmart, otherwise it’s 15 miles to a grocery store. Indoor
bedroom available in a separate building, or your own RV. This
spot in the forest would suit the artist type or someone seeking
solitude. To inquire please write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Applicants must include three non-family telephone references.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking full-time Managers/Caretakers to
oversee the daily operations of the lodge. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is a year round recreational facility nestled in the Cascade
Mountains, one mile south of I90 on Stampede Pass Road. You can
learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applicants should possess
knowledge or prior experience in a hospitality or related
business. Experience in financial management or accounting is
desirable. The ability to communicate effectively and warmly with
lodge members and their guests is highly desirable. Experience
and knowledge of building maintenance is necessary as well as
mechanical aptitude. Duties include reservations, snow cat
maintenance, maintaining cleanliness of the lodge, bathrooms,
sauna, hot tub and laundry as well as snow removal from common
areas. The Manager/Caretaker position is a team. Couples are
encouraged to apply. A modest apartment, utilities and basic
satellite TV are included. The position is structured as a
renewable one year contract, 10 months paid salary of $24,000 and
two months non-paid vacation in the off-season between April 1st
and September 30th. Trollhaugen is a non-smoking facility. Please


Help Available in California! Creative, joyful, multitalented,
hardworking couple seeking an equally joyful opportunity to help
in the Wine Country. Mike is a construction professional who
bridges architecture and construction. Master at
reading/interpreting plans, budgeting, and scheduling/master
carpenter. Bonnie has been a personal assistant, quasi
photographer, and writer - both cared for our Veteran Father
recently. Collectively, we are passionate humans who care, have
the ability to figure out situations, manage property, and care
for people and animals. Our goal is to make life better daily.
Housing included, please. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Happy, Real Humans welcome. You know who
you are...

Situation Wanted: Seeking a permanent year round caretaker
position. I am 64 and in excellent shape and health. I could help
inside or outside the home. Anything from security to any kind of
outside repairs. Would like the Colorado area. Please contact

Hello! I am a 60-year-old male looking for a full-time salaried
position ... in the past 30 years I have performed much 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/friend’s home and property. I have 35 plus years
manufacturing experience 20 of which were in supervision ... for
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! Thanks, Craig

Responsible, caring, detail oriented 54-year-old single Medicine
Womon/Shaman and her two cat children seeking the people they are
meant to house sit for and bless your precious sanctuary/home to
give you ease and peace of mind - three weeks - three months in
the Phoenix, AZ/surrounding area (Chandler, Mesa, Tucson,
Sedona). Available at the time of this writing. Please contact

Dependable Trustworthy Non-Smoking Non-Drinking 47-year-old man
with experience looking for a position in caretaking or
housesitting. I have experience in managing, general maintenance,
gardening, farming, security, and hotel/innkeeping. I travel
worldwide to teach and help people reverse certain conditions and
improve health with the Gerson Therapy and nutritional therapy
similar to this as well as fitness trainer and yoga instructor.
References available upon request. Please text or call

Seeking a ranch job in Oregon. My name is Mitch. My family and I
are looking for ranch work. We’re pretty green but have got a
great work ethic, and a passion for the lifestyle. It’s me, my
wife, 4-year-old son, and another kid cooking. I have got
experience starting colts and training, some cow/calf, mechanic
and others. We need to stay in Oregon. Please call Mitch at

Ornamental Horticulturalist with a strong background in property
management looking for an Estate Caretaker position. My name is
Kyle Mike and you can contact me by emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Current resume and professional contacts
are available upon request. Willing and able to relocate.  

Looking for a caretaker position on a ranch, farm or large
property in the Eugene/Springfield, Oregon area. I can trade
maintenance for an RV space with shop or covered space
(negotiable on value of space available and workload). I am a
single disabled male with a service dog undergoing cancer
therapy. Please call Greg at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Southwest Michigan - South Haven area. Seeking a live-in Property
Caretaker/Personal Assistant arrangement. A healthy,
conscientious man with many years’ experience can provide
capable support in many facets of life: landscape
maintenance/gardening; general (light) maintenance/repairs;
cleaning; painting; house and pet sitting; organization;
administrative/office help; errand running; elderly care; etc.
Please contact Brian by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dependable, bondable resident caretaker with 14 years current
experience at the same Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
location seeking to relocate, preferably in this region. Mature,
financially independent, responsible can-do problem solver in
excellent health. A credit, criminal, drug screening check is
fine as well as anticipated. Current duties include greeting and
assisting patrons and students at a 3.5 acre cultural center
consisting of four large buildings. Current duties include light
building maintenance, yard and grounds maintenance and responding
to staff requests for assistance, and assisting contractors.
Excellent references available. Compensation negotiable. Please

Reliable, middle-aged Canadian couple looking for housesitting
opportunities during a year of travel starting January 2023.
Healthy, active, outdoorsy. Skilled in hospitality, broadcasting,
and administration. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker Couple seeking a grounds/facility maintenance live-in
position. We are retired, healthy, with a small income. My wife
and I enjoy working together and have provided excellent live-in
part-time and additional project property care for 30 years with
large and small estates, farms, a fishing resort, and a marine
research institute. We are quiet, no drama or stress or hunting,
and looking for a Washington, Idaho, Montana, or Oregon, rural or
mountain location, where the owners treat you with respect. We
offer maintenance for: gardening and vehicle equipment, carpentry
and building restoration, lawns, irrigation systems, pond
development, orchard trimming and fertilization, snow equipment,
with meticulous care. My wife’s experience also includes:
accountant, budgeting, advertising, computer systems (Word,
Excel, Yahoo and Google mail, some Zoom and Photoshop). Although
cooking isn’t her thing, she makes great enchiladas, chili bean
soup, and lemon pie. We both have veterinary techs experience,
love dogs, cats, farm animals (as long as they enjoy people who
respect them). We can help with family celebrations and events
too. Separate cottage living quarters would be appreciated with
approval for our 10 lb. dog and her companion cat. Our photo
portfolio, resume, and references are available upon request. We
don’t need a lot to make us happy, but if you need extra help
with your home or property, we would like to help make you happy.

Trustworthy, experienced caretaker in search of a long-term role
in a warm climate. 12+ years homesteading, gardening,
animal-husbandry (including horses), fencing, housekeeping, event
coordination, virtual assistance and web design experience. Come
with a 9-year-old dog, cat and dwarf-goats. Permaculture
designer, writer, Reiki, Yoga, musician. Please contact Melissa

Family of three looking for a long-term caretaking position or
lease/caretaking combo. For the last nine years we have been
living in a remote area in the forest of Oregon. We are willing
to relocate to another state. We have generators, chain saws,
basic carpentry and electrical skills. Since 1996 we have
operated an internet business and so we are always on the
premises to manage and care for the property. Excellent
references available. Please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Scott and Anita are seeking Handyman and/or Caretaking work: We
are a kind, happy and actively young (mid 40s) couple taking our
show on the road to spend the next few years hiking up mountains,
walking across desserts, kayaking down rivers and enjoying the
solitude and challenges of the great outdoors. Scott has 20 years
of custom carpentry, remodeling and handyman experience and Anita
is a dental hygienist with a background in property management.
We would love to help you finish that long honey do list and
dream up lasting solutions to your home improvements. We will be
traveling equipped with our own rolling home a 25 ft. 2020
Coachman RV. Co Pilots are Fang and Aura our two small dogs. We
look forward to sharing our time, tools, and smiles with you. For
inquiries and references please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello, we (Sophie and Colton) are a young, responsible, and
outdoorsy couple seeking a housesitting/caretaking position in or
near Whitefish, MT. Sophie is a teacher and Colton works in
construction. We will be arriving in June and can stay as long as
needed. We are both handy, hardworking, and enthusiastic. Please
do not hesitate to reach out at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for a caretaker/handyman position on a home or farm in
the Spokane area of Eastern Washington in exchange for a room,
trailer, cabin or bunkhouse. My experience (not limited to) is
watching after farm animals to include distribution of meds,
water, feed, supplements, keeping fences and gates secure, Spring
clean-up, maintaining your lawn, flower beds, and roadway,
application of herbicides, pest control, snow removal, operating,
maintaining and repair of equipment and tools. I will provide
general security on your property. I am a 61-year-old, straight,
clean cut, white male, 6', 220 lbs., in good physical condition,
a non-smoker, light drinker, no drugs including marijuana. I have
no criminal record, a clean driving record, valid Washington
driver’s license, and reliable transportation. I can pass any
drug test or background check, to include WSP Sheriff, and local
police department. If you have any questions or are interested in
an interview, please call Dave at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Hardworking, organized female is seeking a long-term housesitting
or caretaking position in Philadelphia, PA. I am a clean and
quiet individual who can manage a busy schedule, keep on track,
and complete a multitude of tasks. I have years of experience
with hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep.
Trustworthy and excellent references can be provided. If
interested, please reach out to me at vanessaxenia@gmail.com
Thank you. 

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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
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ranch named the DK Ranch. After nearly fifty years there as a
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handwriting on the wall began and the books closed on this
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