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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE 

THIS IS OUR 243rd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 41, Number 3      

May/June 2023        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 35 states
and 14 countries
Caretaker Profile
Reinventing Myself. A Profile of James Smith 
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALASKA 

CAMPGROUND HOST needed near Valdez, Alaska, summer 2023, from
mid-June – mid-August or mid-September. Your own RV (or tent)
is required. Free campsite and minimal pay for minimal work for
facilities and guest care at beautiful XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (No
RV hookups, Wi-Fi, limited phone). Enjoy stunning views, fishing,
hiking, wildlife, cooking out, quiet for napping and reading. The
site has communal vault toilets, and a water hand pump. Personal
picnic table, fire ring. We provide the host: storage space
onsite, bikes, and tank dumping nearby. Bring your own
paddleboard/other gear. Dogs are welcome. We are located 24 miles
from town. You can learn more by visiting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ANCHORAGE HILLSIDE CARETAKER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Host
is responsible for providing basic services at four popular
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX trailhead offers excellent access to alpine
areas including the popular Flattop Mountain. Common activities
in the area include wildlife viewing, hiking, dog walking,
climbing, berry picking, and biking. The job duties for the
summer season include restroom cleaning, garbage pickup, visitor
counts, incident reporting, visitor interaction, and other duties
as assigned. Requirements of this position include working with
minimal supervision, exercising good judgment, and maintaining
high maintenance standards. The winter season duties include
those described above although on a smaller scale due to
decreased visitation. The position can be physically demanding.
Additional winter duties include snow blowing/shoveling,
maintaining access to fee stations and latrines, snowmobile
operation, and winter trail maintenance. Activities  during  the 
winter  include skiing, hiking, sledding, wildlife viewing and
snowmobiling (if snow depth is adequate). Experience in
winter-based activity is especially helpful. The time commitment
is Summer: five months, 5/1 to 9/30/23; Winter: 10/1 to 4/30/24.
A furnished one bedroom caretaker apartment will be provided,
located above the ranger station. To apply, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FACILITIES MANAGER NEEDED. Tasked with maintaining the physical
infrastructure of Camp Denali, this summer seasonal position is
one full of problem-solving and learning opportunities. Train and
supervise a small crew. This highly skilled position requires a
broad knowledge base. $4,500 - $5,500/month, plus tips, free room
and board, travel stipend, and health insurance. The full job
description and online application can be found at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA

OUR LOVELY “ARIZONA VICTORIAN San Franciscan adobe historical
– 7 room inn” needs an Innkeeper(s) to welcome and register
guests; to provide continental breakfast, housekeeping/laundry,
timely room turnover, detail attention, and common area
cleanliness. The property needs: one who provides security,
curiosity (pool skimming, water plants, etc.) and attention to
our guests as well. Social, self-motivated, disciplined, able to
work hard sometimes long, rewarding hours, proactive, ability to
anticipate situations and environment, conscientious, kind, and
respectful. Professional yet genuine in one’s disposition and
positive attitude. Minimum three years of prior Innkeeper
experience, OTA’s, ThinkReservations, social media, Canva, and
marketing skills. Background in hospitality is required.
Quarters: quiet and private, near the pool/spa. Historic Ol’
carriage house and kitchen “out buildings” have been
connected and lovingly restored, prior owner’s residence. We
are grateful and honored to offer this as a respite for our
Innkeepers. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

ARKANSAS

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my large home in Riverwalk Farm Estates in
Bentonville, AR. Will also need to care for my three dogs. Need
the housesitter to start around April 20 with an indefinite
time-period (at least four months while I’ll be out of the
country). Can be a single person or couple (no children or other
pets please). Must be dependable, trustworthy, responsible, and a
nonsmoker/drinker/drug user, and in good health. Care for my
home, dogs, and indoor plants. We have a weekly landscaper who
takes care of our lawn and outdoor plants. Early retirees,
retirees, or a part-time student would be OK. Small wage
possible. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
Hi Gary and Family! Thank you so much for your wonderful
publication! I love getting it and dreaming about a different
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work! Blessings, Dana R., Bedford, TX

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As a subscriber, I have been browsing The Caretaker Gazette for
the past 3 - 4 years. Finally, at the beginning of this year I
applied and was accepted for a home management position on the
East Coast! After spending eight years as a nanny in Michigan, it
was a great transition and best of all, I did not have to work
through an employment agency. The Caretaker Gazette led me to
exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much, V.M. Kalamazoo,
MI

Dear Valerie, thanks for your note. Many of our subscribers
tell us that reading the Gazette has helped them to decide what
they would ultimately like to do. I am glad that the Gazette was
a useful tool to help you find what you were looking for. We wish
you the best!

Gary, to date I have had close to twenty inquiries to my
help-wanted ad and a number of them look very good. We have
always had a hard time finding the right people to live up there
and you have just solved that problem. I will be sure to respond
to each email to let people know what we are doing. Thanks, B.
K., Mountain Center, CA

Bob, we have some excellent subscribers; very qualified people
who can bring their experience to help you with your needs and
would enjoy living on your beautiful property, so I am not
surprised that you had such a great response to your Gazette
Help-Wanted ad. I appreciate your responding to all of the
applicants.

Thanks to the Gazette, I have landed another quality job in a
prime location on a superb farm/estate. I'll miss the White
Mountains of NH, though, and will keep my subscription up to date
in the event of another posting in this area. Thanks again, Gary,
for supplying us dedicated Caretakers with the connections
necessary to pursue quality jobs in exquisite locations on
wonderful estates. D. L., Ringoes, NJ

Dennis, congratulations on the new position. It sounds like
the farm/estate position will provide you with some great
experiences that you can eventually use to help you find a future
position back in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Dear Gary, we have recently moved from The Woodlands in Houston
to Austin, Texas. We do enjoy reading and staying up with the
caretaking profession and we also would like to thank you for all
the good work you put into your publication for all the folks in
our profession. Thanks again and keep up the good work. I would
also like to add a message to all your readers who are looking
for a rewarding and great opportunity in this field: keep looking
for the right place with the right people, it is out there and
The Caretaker Gazette is still the best resource in the business!
Wishing you and your family the best. M. and L.R., Austin, TX

Mark and Leann, thank you for the update – and best of luck
in Austin. All of us at the Gazette appreciate your kind words
and your advice to our subscribers. Now well into our 41st year
of publishing, we are still the number one source for property
caretaking opportunities and we keep growing each year.  

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property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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AUSTRALIA

GARDENER WANTED in Alpha, Queensland. Looking for a couple to do
some garden work and checking the waters in the Alpha area. If
interested, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Wentworth Point, New South Wales for
a private hotel. This would suit an active single retired senior.
Clerical and handyman skills would be an advantage. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX4.

EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS NEEDED on a Southern Highlands farm, in New
South Wales. Looking for a couple or single to live on our farm
in a one bedroom self-contained dwelling with separate entrance
(utilities included) in exchange for 15 hours per week of work
– work includes changing over farm stay accommodation
(approximately three hours per changeover up to three times per
week during school holidays), garden maintenance (experience with
machinery essential), taking care of farm animals on occasion
(knowledge of horses ideal) and a love of an old Labrador
essential. A six month commitment is preferred but I am happy to
discuss. Small pets welcome. Nonsmokers please. If this could be
your cup of tea (and I do love a cuppa), could you please message
with me a little information about yourself/ves to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

URGENT HELP REQUIRED. We are a cattle and stock horse property,
located 38 kilometers north of Injune, Queensland at the southern
end of the beautiful Carnarvon Ranges. We are seeking a couple or
single person who is looking to take a break off the road for a
while and enjoy our beautiful area and give me a hand around the
homestead. I am currently on the long road of recovery from ankle
surgery and cannot manage everything that needs to be done. You
would be helping around the homestead, maintaining the grounds,
doing some housework, feeding cats, chooks, dogs, birds, etc. The
mustering team is arriving at the end of January for a week, so
you will also be required to help with preparing meals for the
mustering crew and delivering lunch out to the cattle yards. Your
own caravan is required, and you will have access to power,
water, laundry, and toilet. Pets are welcome but must not chase
stock. Start ASAP and stay as long as you want. I would prefer
four weeks or more. The hourly rate of pay is negotiable. There
will be plenty of time to explore this beautiful area. Weekends
are yours. Please feel free to contact Annette for further
information on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARAVAN PARK CARETAKERS are needed in Northcliffe, in the lower
southwest region of Western Australia, about 28 kilometers south
of the town of Pemberton. The owner will be travelling overseas
from April 5th until April 23rd. We are a small 30 bay caravan
park with three cabins to clean and make up, ablutions and the
camper’s kitchen. There will be three alpacas to feed and
Kangaroos in the park. If you’re interested in this, and if you
are in Western Australia, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/NIGHTWATCHMEN NEEDED at a Caravan Park in Northeast
Victoria. We are looking for someone wanting to help around a
caravan park in Bright, Victoria – the heart of the Alpine
region. Duties are general maintenance, gardening, and some light
cleaning duties – the role is flexible with some afterhours
phone coverage required. Bring your own accommodation if
preferred but some basic accommodation options may be available.
Good rates with accommodation/site rental provided as part of the
arrangement. If you have any questions and/or are interested,
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED in Roma, Queensland. Duties include monitoring
and maintaining fences and water supplies (electric bore and
dams) and maintaining the lawns (a zero turn mower will be
supplied). A sound knowledge and experience with livestock would
be advantageous. A single cottage and work vehicle will be
supplied. This position would be very suitable for a
pensioner/semi-retired caretaker. For more information, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A CARETAKER, CLEANER, SUPERVISOR POSITION is available at a
workers camp near Tabulam, New South Wales. Tabulam is a rural
village in the northeastern section of New South Wales, 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. Powered site with water
provided as part of remuneration. This is ideally suited for a
reasonably fit and mobile couple, although we have had singles in
the past. For more details, please get in touch with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER ASSISTANT COUPLE needed. We are situated in the
beautiful Scenic Rim area of Queensland with many national parks
at our doorstep and a river and creek running through our
property. We are a camping ground with caravan sites and are
busiest on weekends, being only two hours from Brisbane and the
Gold Coast. We are looking for a retired or semi-retired couple
to come and park their motorhome or caravan and work with us.
Must be fit and non-smoking. Some of the duties for the caretaker
assistant couple position include, but are not limited to
caretaker duties, office/reception work, general cleaning,
amenities cleaning, yard and general maintenance and routine park
tasks. Immediate start. To enquire or apply please contact us on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

UNPAID COUPLE NEEDED for a farmlet in the Tamworth region of New
South Wales. I am a single mother with an 11-year-old son living
on an approximately 500 acre farm nestled against the picturesque
Great Dividing Range, close to Tamworth Scone and Murrurundi,
NSW. We have approximately 60 head of cattle plus horse dogs and
cats. A couple is needed to do basic farm work, gardening, animal
care, maintenance, and cleaning. Must have good references and an
Australian police clearance. Must have some experience (cattle
horses dogs and cats) with animals both large and small. Flexible
working arrangements are available for two to three hours per
day, four to five days a week. Expenses are reimbursed if
approved in advance. Must be able to do full-time caretaking of
the property if I am absent. You will need your own accommodation
in an RV, camper, etc. including your own shower. You will have
access to free power, water and a toilet, and can park your rig
in my homestead area. Please apply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELGIUM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in six B&B’s spread throughout Wallonia:
Eupen, Han-Sur-Lesse, Louvain-la-Neuve, Ovifat,
Villers-Sainte-Gertrude et Wanne. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a
non-profit organization that provides accommodation for all kinds
of people: young people, families, school groups, sports clubs
and retirees. The B&B’s provide full board to their guests.
Throughout the year, the B&B’s offer a series of activities for
the guests to enjoy. Kaleo organizes thematic school trips for
kindergarten, primary and secondary school students. They also
hold a workshop during school vacation for young people from 5 to
16. Kaleo provides a social and dynamic atmosphere by organizing
events such as “neighbor’s drinks”, craft markets,
storytelling walks or even Halloween and New Year’s Eve
parties. Volunteers will have the opportunity to stay in several
B&B’s during their project. At each B&B, they will be able to
appreciate the atmosphere and participate in the daily life. Here
are examples of tasks volunteers will be asked to do: welcoming
groups; creating and organizing activities for training courses;
creating and organizing activities for school groups; helping the
organization in the preparation of events in B&B’s; creating
and setting up activities with the guests; helping with the
smooth running of the B&B (serving meals, helping with cleaning,
etc.). Volunteers will be staying in different B&B’s, depending
on availability, events and activities. In each B&B’s, they
will have a room (usually a private room with a shared bathroom).
Volunteers will be provided with food (three meals a day). To
obtain more information, volunteers should email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE

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, you can Google
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA

NOW HIRING. Need a live-in caretaker/personal assistant/driver
for a semi-retired mature individual male This is a full-time
salaried position, based on experience. Duties required in two
locations (Hollywood Hills, CA/Lake Tahoe, NV), to Assist the
Employer in performing daily tasks. Separate housing provided on
both properties with a private entrance. No outside personal
entertaining will be permitted on any of employer’s properties.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years, with live-in
property experience, and checkable references. Must possess good
communication and organizational skills, and have a valid
driver’s license with no restrictions. Must have experience to
drive/tow an automobile and boat trailer. Company provided car
and cell phone. Bookkeeping is not a requirement. Basic computer
knowledge, internet, and email skills necessary. Bilingual
English/Spanish speaking helpful. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE for a mature single person or a
couple, no smoking, children, pets, or drugs. 15 hours a week of
housekeeping, gardening, general maintenance, large vegetable
garden and some driving—in exchange for a modest upstairs two
bedroom, one bath with laundry and storage, all utilities
included. Located in the heart of the Valley of the Moon,
California. Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WORK-TRADE OPPORTUNITY – A large one bedroom/one bath home with
a big yard in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of California is
available for an individual/couple who have koi pond and Japanese
garden maintenance expertise. We are looking for a self-motivated
individual or couple to care for our koi ponds and Japanese
gardens on our 7-acre permaculture homestead in Felton. It is a
beautiful heritage property with 400-year-old oaks, an 8-year-old
food forest, organic food and medicinal gardens, koi ponds, and
Japanese-style meditation gardens. We are looking for someone for
whom this is their dream job, in a phase of life where you feel
rooted and not traveling a lot. We are in a quiet phase of life
and looking for someone who can contribute to the stewardship of
this land in a quiet and thoughtful way. 
BENEFITS: 
- You will have your own, private one bedroom/one bath home with
a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and a bonus
loft/office. The house has a large, fenced backyard with a deck
and Japanese maples. Onsite parking. The rent is $2,400/month.
- We will guarantee you 20 hours of work per week at $30/hour to
cover the cost of rent.
- Share of organic fruit, vegetables, and medicinal herbs from
the property
- Convenient location, seven minutes to downtown Felton, 15
minutes to downtown Santa Cruz, and 45 minutes to San Jose.
SKILLS/EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
- Driver’s license
- Koi and pond maintenance expertise
- Japanese garden and pruning expertise
- Responsive on text as property needs arise (taking care of
emergencies if they come up after hours)
LIFESTYLE:
- No smoking
- Quiet
- Clean background check
- No unannounced visitors
If this sounds like a fit for you, please send an email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

LOVE TO CLEAN? Love Point Reyes and want to have loads of free
time to enjoy nature? Come live here (please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see more) and work about 20 hours each
week helping clean cottages two to five hours/day, usually five
days a week. Simple morning/evening chores too. We are one hour
north of San Francisco in Marin County, California, and a half
mile to the entrance for Point Reyes National Seashore Park.
Looking for one person to start ASAP. You can view your living
space (it’s nice!) and read more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This
is an ideal situation for someone who loves a quiet, country
life, has a car, no pets and has side income or retirement to
supplement this part-time pay. Please stay at least six months.
Please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your questions and
thank you so much for reading this and exploring the links
above.

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED in Newport Beach, California. Need
a responsible and respectful duo to work Tuesday through Saturday
for a busy couple who travel a lot. Responsibilities include
overseeing and maintaining the interior and exterior of the home.
The job description includes detailed housekeeping, laundry and
ironing, meal service, houseman, exterior and yard maintenance,
and vehicle maintenance. Qualifications: 
    - Must have a reliable car, and a valid driver’s license
with a clean record.
    - Two or more years of high end verifiable domestic
experience.
Accommodation and salary to be discussed. Please submit your
updated resume for immediate consideration to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SEASONAL LODGE CHEF IS NEEDED for our lakefront lodge in Kit
Carson, California. The lodge offers three-meal dining, marina
rentals, and a general store. The Chef's season is May 15 to
October 15, when the lodge closes. There is the potential to
transition to full-time at a different location. Requirements:
Prior seasonal Chef experience with a rustic lodge or resort, of
at least 20-rooms, with a restaurant, and at least two years as a
full-time chef in a full-service casual restaurant. Ala carte,
special event, and seasonal menu experience is needed. You will
need strong administrative skills with budget, inventory,
scheduling, and cost controls. Should have prior experience
living in a rural environment. Must be a hands-on team player,
and able to commit to remaining in the position until October 15.
The Chef compensation will be $6,000 - $8,000 per month, and
Lodge accommodations are included. To apply, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) in Southern California and East Texas -
with any or all of the following skills: Builder/handyman,
mechanic, organic gardener/permaculture, healthy cook, healing
arts, yoga teacher, admin, computer, assistant/secretarial
skills, organizer, animal, and nature lover. I have hired four
caretakers from The Caretaker Gazette and still need two more!
Please email your resume/letter describing any training and
skills to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX text only 24/7.

CANADA

LOOKING FOR EITHER A COUPLE OR AN INDIVIDUAL to temporarily
manage my Bed and Breakfast. Located one hour northeast of
Calgary, Canada. Applicants must have great references.
Percentage paid out of gross revenue received. Payout minimum of
$500/month. Dates will be May 1 - November 1, 2023. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

OUR COLORADO MOUNTAIN PROPERTY needs a housesitter from May 15
through October 31, 2023. 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.

HELP WANTED. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX was a guest Dude Ranch, for
40 years. Recently purchased by a private family and undergoing
modernizing renovations. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will not be
hosting guests until 2024. Come and experience ranch life at a
working ranch, without the guests, and just the authentic western
experience. We are currently accepting applications for
Horticulture Assistants, landscapers, and ranch hands with
additional skills. The specific skills we are interested in are
Ag fence repair, heavy equipment operation, welding, carpentry,
horticulture assistant, landscaping, equine care,
irrigation/sprinkler repair/install, and flood irrigation. This
position will begin as full-time, approximately May 1 for the
summer season with the possibility of year-round work. Guaranteed
40+ hour work per week until snow falls. Seasonal work is
approximately May – November. Compensation $15-$25, we have
on-site housing available if needed and can be negotiated with
pay, all housing is shared with coworkers your age and gender.
The housing has Wi-Fi and Cell. To apply please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then click on Contact at the bottom of
the website. Thanks.

ANIMAL AND RANCH MANAGER needed to live on my property. The
position is a ranch manager on 23 acres in Woody Creek, Colorado
(15 minutes outside of Aspen) at 7,470’. The position requires
both livestock and land management skills including the
following: daily feeding and care of three quarter horses, five
Babydoll sheep, 12 dogs, and 20 chickens, coordinating all
periodic and emergency veterinary services as needed, field
irrigation and management of a 16 acre hay field, snow
plowing/shoveling paths in winter with owner provided equipment,
maintain three outbuildings, a horse barn and your homestead
cabin in orderly and clean condition, oversee and monitor a main
residence and a Victorian “guest” residence, saddling, caring
for and grooming horses, the homeowner’s personal needs such as
picking up people at the airport, child pick up, help unloading
vehicles, etc., and other tasks that will be listed in a document
that we can send you. Applicants must have a valid and clean
driver’s license, a clean background check, and be a
non-smoker. Compensation: full-time salary based on experience
plus housing (a log cabin with utilities included). If
interested, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional
information.

PARTIAL RENT/WORK TRADE situation available. A private studio in
a beautiful Mancos, Colorado home is available in exchange for
partial rent plus support with horses and dogs, plus additional
tasks. This would be a perfect location for an artist, writer,
nature lover, or remote worker. It is a quiet, non-smoking
property. An AWD/4WD vehicle will be required in the winter
months. Sorry, no pets. Located 2.2 miles from town. You can ski,
mountain bike, or hike out the back door. Horse experience
preferred. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for info.

HEAD OF MAINTENANCE POSITION AVAILABLE at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Come use your skills and live in the Rocky Mountains! Our
beautiful dude ranch is located right along the Colorado River
and surrounded by public lands. Hike, fish, camp, ride and
explore the Rockies in your off time! Room and board are included
in this position. Our season runs from May 8th (flexible arrival
date) to the beginning of October. Possible discussion of
housing/part time winter position for maintenance if there is an
interest. The maintenance position may include, but not limited
to maintaining vehicles, servicing equipment and
repairing/maintaining ranch buildings. Must be able to operate
equipment and general plumbing/electrical knowledge a huge bonus.
We seek individuals who are self-motivated, have a positive
attitude and willingness to learn, work great with others, will
be friendly and outgoing with our guests and always ready to help
where needed. Lodging and excellent food are included on top of
hourly pay or possible salary. Come use your skills and enjoy all
the adventures and amenities of the ranch where you’ll live!
You can learn much more on our website, and then please submit
your application through our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED ON A RANCH in the Rocky Mountains. Looking for
an experienced caretaker with horse skills for a live-in job. We
have a small ranch that our family lives on full-time, and
we’re needing someone to help us care for and rebuild the
property. Qualified applicants will have experience with general
home upkeep and troubleshooting (small fixes, and knowing when to
call an expert), equipment operation and maintenance (including a
John Deere, four wheelers, snowmobiles, etc.), snow removal,
chainsaw work, fence building and repair, and ability to ride and
care for a handful of horses. Applicants must be OK with working
variable days, possible weeks in a row without days off. Owners
live on the property full-time. This position does not have every
weekend off, nor do days off always fall on a weekend. However,
when working weeks in a row, there will be days when the only
work is to feed the animals. Trust and dependability are the crux
of this position. A qualified applicant must be able to lift 50lb
feed bags and bales of hay regularly. The applicant must be
reliable, dependable, and have a good attitude towards the job.
The applicant must enjoy animals (horses, goats, chickens,
burros) and caring for them in all aspects. This applicant will
respect the manner in which the owner directs care to be done. A
qualified applicant should be able to work the same when owners
are on the ranch as well as when they are off the ranch. Illegal
drug use, or abuse of any substance is not permitted. This
position suits the following situations well: Individuals getting
on their feet and need stable employment and consistent pay.
Couples without children who are saving up and need housing –
due to compensation, this works best if one person also works
outside the ranch. Pay will be determined by experience and
skills. A small one bedroom/one bathroom apartment with utilities
paid is included and is part of the compensation. This position
is not suited for a family as the apartment is small and not
childproof. Apartment pets must be approved – a maximum of two
approved pets will be allowed. Please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT 

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a full-time, live-in
Innkeeper for our beautiful five room bed and breakfast located
in East Hampton, Connecticut. Our town is located 22 miles south
of the state capital of Hartford and is equidistant from Boston
and New York City. The job responsibilities include greeting the
guests, answering phone calls, replying to emails, social media,
housekeeping, room changeovers, food shopping, preparing and
serving breakfasts for guests and making sure all aspects of the
guests stay are satisfactory. Compensation includes a room in the
Mansion including all utilities and a percentage of the room and
event sales. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKING COUPLE NEEDED to manage a 26 acre estate in a
beautiful area of New England. This is a colonial home with six
bedrooms used for family holidays, short-term rentals, corporate
meetings, and seminars. Your job is to keep the house and gardens
in top condition and help with hospitality. A separate one
bedroom apartment with a small kitchen, attached to the main
house, will be provided. The couple must have caretaking
experience and excellent work references plus a background check.
Part-time salary provided. You can start as soon as possible.
Please see XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information and photos,
and then send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COMPANION needed near Hamble, Hampshire. Our
client who lives in a beautiful conservation area situated close
to Hamble with views looking out over The Solent (between the
Isle of Wight and mainland Great Britain) is seeking a
Housekeeper/Companion to assist her five and a half days a week.
All cleaning, laundry and good home cooking are required.
Separate newly built accommodation will be provided and well
behaved pets are welcome. The salary will be 38,000 British Pound
Sterling per annum. An enhanced DBS and recent checkable
references are required. Please apply with your resume and local
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

RESPONSIBLE LIVE-IN (FULL-TIME) EXPERIENCED Domestic Couple
(Male/Female) required as guardians and for general maintenance
of small 18th century chateau in rural Dordogne, France. These
are housekeeper/cook and gardener/handyman positions. A separate
cottage and expenses provided. Knowledge of the French language
would be helpful. Driving licenses, resume, DBS checks and
references are essential. Please apply with your resume and photo
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GEORGIA

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 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
you.

COUPLE NEEDED for a plantation south of Savannah, on the coast
and on the water. Requires the couple to maintain extensive
grounds, woodland roads, and have building maintenance skills for
14 100-year-old buildings. The couple will receive a $75,000
salary, plus a beautiful spacious 100-year-old three bedroom/two
bathroom house overlooking the water. The property is long
considered ecologically and environmentally one of the most
pristine on the Eastern Seaboard. This job is for a couple with
passion for nature and history, and willing to do hard physical
work to preserve it. Please reply by telephone:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HAWAII

INNKEEPER NEEDED for a beautiful five unit bed and breakfast in
South Kona in Kealakekua Bay, a short distance from the ocean.
The job consists of monitoring check ins/check outs and keeping
the place clean and organized. Cooking skills are highly valued.
The job is suitable for a single, mature, responsible woman,
retired or working from home. Some basic computer skills are
required to access a user-friendly booking engine, responding to
emails, and taking phone calls. Applicants need to be in good
physical condition with professional house cleaning experience
and a kind personality. The job is available April 1st, and a one
year minimum commitment is requested. The workload is about 25
hours per week. Compensation includes a furnished apartment on
site with gorgeous views and use of the spa: swimming pool, hot
tub, and sauna. Monetary compensation available above a certain
number of hours. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape to the tropics. Our
2.25-acre estate in Kona is in need of an individual who can care
for its landscape, gardens, and general maintenance. This
commitment is for a minimum of 90 days, but a longer-term
position could be possible if all parties are content. This
position is available now. If hired, one can expect round trip
airfare from your nearest U.S. major airport to Kona, Hawaii.
While on the property, we will provide you with private hi-end
accommodations with cable and Wi-Fi, maid service once a week for
bedding, gourmet breakfast and dinner, and a negotiated stipend.
Lastly, we will occasionally give you free use of a vehicle to
explore the island. This is a “work for hire” position and
does not imply employment. You must carry health and auto
insurance for yourself. We are in one of the most beautiful parts
of Hawaii, and I believe in the world. We are seeking a
self-motivated, organized, in shape and strong, and very tidy and
clean individual, who will work 32+ hours a week to upkeep our
estate’s land, agriculture, and gardens. We are willing to
train in our procedures, but you must have experience. There are
occasions where we have to do a little sanding and painting, and
pressure washing. We live in a jungle, where it is absolutely
necessary to spray herbicides and insecticides. We do our best to
be as organic as possible. You must be proficient and competent
in using a commercial mower, weed eater, blower, hedge trimmer,
chain saw, pole chain saw, and silky pole saw. We use mostly
Stihl equipment, and have an echo weed eater, and a commercial
mower by Honda. This equipment will be your responsibility to
maintain, and you should be able to do light repairs on them. You
will have to tend to all fertilizing and weed maintenance. You
must be competent in installing, maintaining, and repairing
irrigation. We use Toro products. We have over 60 different fruit
and spice trees, and edible berries and bushes, vegetable and
herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical garden with rare palms,
Heliconia, and Gingers. We are in the process of adding three
lotus and lily ponds. It is fabulous, but it is hard work to
maintain all of them. If you love plants and the outdoors, this
is your dream job. Do not fool yourself, it is hard work, but
well worth it. The property has a panoramic view of the Pacific
Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel this position might
be your calling, please send me your resume and a list of
references. I will review them and give you a call to set up an
interview time. I can do FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp, or Zoom.
Please have one of these options available for your interviews.
No drug use or smoking of any kind, and we expect responsible
alcohol use! We do not accept applicants with children or pets.
All applicants will be subject to background checks. You may
contact me, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Please forward
resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the
terms “House of Kona, caretakers” in the subject line of your
email. My response should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and
mahalo!

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED from August 22 to August 31.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will have the opportunity to work
on the historical island of Vioey for the 17th year in a row with
our host, the city of Reykjavik. Vioey or “Wood Island” is a
popular destination during the summer among Icelandic and foreign
visitors. The island is covered by many species of plants and at
least 30 species of breeding birds have been counted here. Vioey
was inhabited soon after the settlement of Iceland in the 10th
century. In the beginning of the 20th century, around 100 people
lived there. Today the island is uninhabited. There is a regular
ferry connection between the island and the harbor of Reykjavík.
The island is only a few hundred meters away from the city and
the trip takes a few minutes. This makes Vioey so special; it is
a peaceful place, very close to the busy city life of the
capital. There are hiking and cycling paths around the island and
there is no motor traffic allowed. It also features intriguing
sculptural artwork, amongst them all nine pairs of basalt pillars
that comprise Richard Serra’s work Afangar and Yoko Ono’s
“Imagine Peace” column, a tower of light, which is supported
by the widow of John Lennon. Other places of interest on Vioey
are related to archaeological research. Volunteers will help
prepare the island for the autumn/winter season. Volunteers will
beautify the surroundings by cleaning up the area, especially
along the coastline, for instance by hand-picking garbage or
collecting trash blown by the wind or brought by the sea to the
shores and surroundings. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers may
carry out some gardening activities as well and possibly make and
maintain walking paths. Well maintained paths enable people to
visit the area without damaging it and this important work also
helps to improve safety for visitors. Depending on the advance of
the project and weather conditions, volunteers may have other
possible tasks such as checking up and repairing garden
furniture. The working day normally runs from 09:00 - 17:00 with
breaks for lunch and coffee; however, please be prepared for some
flexibility due to the nature of Iceland's changeable weather, as
we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities
planned. The temperature in late August can drop during the
evenings. Volunteers should have motivation to work outside and
work in all kinds of weather, as it can get cold and rainy. The
working plan is flexible, and it will depend on the needs of our
host. No previous experience is necessary. Since most of the work
will take place outdoors, it is recommended to bring warm and/or
waterproof clothes (overcoats, scarves, gloves, and hats) walking
shoes/boots. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will be lodged in a
local house on Vioey Island, in shared rooms. The facilities are
equipped with a kitchen, shower, and a washing machine. Everyone
is expected to show consideration for their companions. Please
bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food
supplies and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please
note the food XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX provides will be vegetarian.
Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food, drinks,
recipes, music, games, or movies from your country for the
intercultural evening. Please be aware some items or ingredients
may be expensive in Iceland, and you will need to buy them
yourselves or bring them from your country. For more information,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
This is a salaried position, based on experience and skill sets.
Preferably a couple, family, or individual. Must be willing to
relocate and live a peaceful life on our 150-year-old, 80 acre
farm located one hour outside of Chicago. We are not commercial;
it is a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, and
a loving, open-minded family awaiting the ones who want to become
part of this caring team. Ideal backgrounds in housekeeping,
groundskeeping/landscaping (weeding, mowing, maintaining and
clearing trails, etc.), mechanical/machinery skills (farm
equipment knowledge; use and maintenance), handyman skills,
livestock experience (feeding; small number of animals),
construction (mending fences, home projects, etc.), and event
planning like weddings. Also looking for a live-in caregiver to
help with an elderly woman. In exchange, you will be provided
with a house (separate from the main residence), free
utilities/rent, and use of a vehicle. Quality of life - living
the dream. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA 

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE (OR INDIVIDUAL) interested in working
part-time as live-in Innkeepers at a Historic Federal Mansion in
Madison, Indiana. This opportunity would be great for a retired
couple looking for an adventure in a great small town. Looking
for live-in Innkeepers who have flexible work from home role(s),
or individuals interested in running or owning a B&B to learn the
trade and try it out. Our Bed & Breakfast is a small operation
with four rentable rooms. Currently the season is March through
mid-December, allowing for time off or winter travel, if desired,
in addition to in-season time off. The duties include guest
check-in, some online reservations, cooking and serving
breakfast, laundry, and housekeeping oversight (we hire someone
to turn rooms). The compensation includes on-site residence (six
rooms) with utilities and internet plus monthly salary with
year-end bonus. No pets or smoking please. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOWA 

AN IOWA BISON AND CATTLE RANCH, surrounded by woods and pastures,
is seeking a caretaker 10 hours a week plus occasional ranch and
pet sitting in exchange for room and board, and a small monthly
stipend. This is a woman-owned, grassfed operation. We welcome
anyone interested in learning more about grazing and sustainable
agriculture. No experience necessary, but must be willing to lift
50lbs, learn to drive a tractor and skid steer, and walk long
distances to check fence lines. Absolutely no smokers or drug
use. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KANSAS

HELP NEEDED in north central Kansas. I am a 67-year-old disabled
veteran. I can’t hear. So, I am in the country and am offering
free room and board, garage space, and the run of the house for a
female caretaker. Must have someone with energy who can garden
organically and knows medical herbs, as I plan on growing a few
acres of them. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

MARYLAND

CARETAKER NEEDED. Will trade housing for the upkeep of my
property near Ocean City. I have a mobile home on two acres on a
country road. It is very secluded with a chicken farm on one
side, state forest on another, and a 14-acre pond on the third. I
would like to find someone who is interested in trading cheap
living for helping to keep the place up. I would like to find a
single person (male or female) or a couple who would enjoy
country living. They would have a one bedroom, with living room,
kitchen, bath, and large deck. Propane heat is used here. The
place is 800 feet off the road in the woods with two wells and a
septic. It’s very private. I will help as much as I can: I will
rototill the garden and help haul in manure, supply paint and
whatever other supplies are needed for the mobile home. You can
have a dozen or so chickens and a few hogs or goats. No pets or
children allowed. If you’re interested, please send an email
message to caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Maryland
Property” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

ENERGETIC HANDS-ON HOUSEKEEPER and general farm assistant couple
needed in rural Maryland on a beautiful farm property, with a
stand-alone house (reasonable bills all paid) provided Joint
salary circa $100,000 for right couple. The
Housekeeper/Cleaner/House Manager needs to enjoy looking after
old houses with attention to detail, report anything that needs
fixing or items that need maintenance and will also be able to
source and supervise contractors. The general farm assistant
needs to be good with horses, grass cutting, machinery, possibly
good at carpentry or painting, etc., someone who enjoys varied
work and can get along with co-workers easily and turn their hand
to anything. Please send a resume and or cover letter outlining
your relevant experience to start a new life in Rural Maryland by
the water with Great Fishing, Kayaking, Oysters, and Fresh Crab,
and apply now to get this thing started. If you supply a resume
or cover letter outlining relevant experience, we will respond
the same day. Founded in 1684 on the beautiful banks of the
Choptank River, Cambridge is one of the oldest colonial cities in
the nation. Friendly, boatable, and walkable, this iconic
Chesapeake community marries maritime heritage and Eastern Shore
traditions with all of the luxury of a world class travel
destination. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an individual (or couple)
interested in working part-time as resident Innkeeper(s) at our
boutique eight room B&B in Boonsboro, Maryland. This opportunity
is great for someone who would like to live on-site in our cozy
two bedroom apartment with all utilities and cable included in
exchange for night security services. This is also a great
opportunity for an individual who has flexible work from home
role(s). Innkeeping is included on Friday and Saturday from 10am
to 3pm; however, this is flexible. Duties from time-to-time may
include guest check-in, making online reservations, laundry,
housekeeping, and cooking breakfast. The furnished apartment is
on the third floor of the Inn so you must be able to navigate
stairs. No pets. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a historic Cape Cod 21-room property
located just steps from the beach in the coastal town of
Falmouth, Massachusetts. We are seeking an energetic individual
to join us in all aspects of our top-rated business. The ideal
candidate will have experience in the hospitality industry. They
will be hands on in everyday operations with a focus on
anticipatory guest service. Duties include but not limited to
guest relations, booking of reservations, front desk duties,
housekeeping management and duties, general and grounds
maintenance duties as needed. Applicants must be computer
literate, have a calm, clear phone presence, ability to problem
solve, effective communicator, sense of humor and a non-smoker.
Our clientele is diverse but very family oriented. Salary is
commensurate with experience. On property housing included.
Please forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
consideration.

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Reinventing Myself. A Profile of James Smith 
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Swimming, scuba diving, water skiing, boating,
camping, and raising German Shepherds. 
Quote: “Reinventing Myself” by James Smith

James Smith standing in front of the farm house

	My story begins with me being born and raised in Albany, New
York. A city I spent 40 years enjoying with a Christian
upbringing along with four sisters.
I started mowing lawns at the age of 15 and using snow blowers in
the winter by the time I graduated high school. I had saved
enough to go to a two-year college for horticulture. This was the
start of a long career in landscaping. Over the years, I owned
and ran businesses in pest control, wildlife control, and
handyman services.
	Some of my interests include swimming, boating, waterskiing,
camping, and raising German Shepherds. Back in 2000, I became
interested in The Caretaker Gazette. I’ve been a subscriber
ever since. I’ve worked for two other estates, both in the
State of New York prior to working for my new posting in the
State of Illinois for the Goeken family on a 78-acre farm
estate.
	I just want to say that if you dream of an adventure, and you
can put your accomplishments to paper along with a decent resume,
then anyone can do what I did. It’s not that hard! Just believe
in yourself and don’t let other negative people sway you. Go
after your dreams and don’t be a quitter.
	I now have the opportunities to use all my six service
backgrounds in one place. I can’t begin to say how happy I am
after over 30 years of searching to live on a country farm along
with friendly open people. I live now in a Midwestern community
that welcomes people who can offer peace and love and a good work
ethic.
	We still help friends and neighbors. We don’t need their
money, but we do need their friendships. Life is bigger and
better and more satisfying. Bring your talents and bring your
Christian goodness. Life can be sweeter when you help others. It
uplifts you and makes you feel great. Just make your plan and
work your plan.
	Don’t let the number of applications sway you to achieve your
place. You have to work at getting the place or adventure. Keep
writing and sending your resumes in to opportunities that you
read in the Gazette. Don’t be a quitter if you want to win your
place. I struggled for 30 years. I found my personal niche but
hadn’t found the place to come home to, but after my struggle,
I’ve found a home to love and be proud to become a part of. If
you want to inspire yourself, you need to empower yourself. Give
yourself the power to create and reinvent yourself!!!
	The Caretaker Gazette allows me to move forward from one
adventure to another. Meeting people, places and forging a
lifetime of joyous memories. One day last year, I was going
through my email messages and read this ad in one of my Gazette
email updates, and even though the ad’s headline started out
with “Couple needed”, I emailed the advertiser and applied
for their position:

ILLINOIS

ENTHUSIASTIC CARETAKING COUPLE needed. Preferably a couple,
family, or individual with an outside income, as this is not a
paid position. However, there are plenty of opportunities here
for earning some income via side jobs. Must be willing to
relocate and live a peaceful life on our 150-year-old, 80 acre
farm located one hour outside of Chicago. We are not commercial;
it's a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, gym,
pool, Jacuzzi, and a loving, open minded family awaiting the ones
who want to become part of a new family. Ideally, we are needing
one person as the “Household Expert” (cleaning, organizing,
tidying, errands), and the other working on projects around the
property and caring for the animals. The dynamic of the couple
would consist of them having backgrounds in: 
-Household maintenance (General upkeep of the home)
-Mechanical/Machinery skills (Farm equipment knowledge; use and
maintenance)
-Groundskeeping/Landscaping (weeding, mowing, maintaining, and
clearing trails, etc.)
-Handyman skills
-Livestock experience (Feeding; Small number of animals)
-Construction (Mending fences, home projects, etc.)
-Event planning like weddings
In exchange you will be provided with a one bedroom/one bathroom
duplex house (separate from the main residence), free
utilities/rent, use of a vehicle, use of any facilities on the
property, with the possibilities of extra income from side gigs
dependent on qualifications. Quality of life - living the dream
is what we have to offer you. Please email …

An aerial view of Maple Lane Farm

James Smith with his friend Gonzo

	And interestingly landing here at Maple Lane Farm, I found out
they have used The Caretaker Gazette exclusively for 25 years for
all the help that has worked at the farm. At one time this farm
estate had 46 head of horses, so they had to have a large staff
back then. They ran an Animal Ministry with exotic animals for a
number of years and now are getting more into Event Planning,
Concerts and Weddings so the type of people have changed over
time. The women are kind, loving, respectful people who look to
attract like-minded people who want the quality of life with no
drama. They let me do what I know needs to be done to keep the
place looking great. They have a computer program for System
Management that gives me all the info I need to find vendors and
suppliers, which helps me be independent yet access all the
information needed.
	The story of this magnificent place is quite a remarkable one.
The owner actually boarded two little ponies when she was a young
girl here at the farm. Many years later she showed her first
horse at an open horse show here. She dreamed of nothing but
growing up and getting a job one day cleaning stalls at this
beautiful piece of heaven. Then after decades of hard work and
global travel she was looking at farms for sale to consolidate
her own herd of boarded horses into her own facility when she
became lost. 
The owner found herself on the Maple Lane Farm facility but never
recognized it as the same place that she always dreamed of. It
looked different to her as barns had been removed and many
changes were made to the property. She fell in love with it again
and went to the front door and asked the then current owner if he
would ever consider selling it. He had her removed from the
property as it was not going to ever be for sale. It never did
come on the market. She relentlessly pursued the place, coming by
most weekends and making a general pest of herself until after
several years the then owner called her saying he would sell her
the farm.
	Thank your creator for being a human being rather than a bug or
some animal. I know I do. The panorama here on the farm estate of
the grounds, the trees, barns, fields, and pastures are
compelling to a city boy with always a country heart. I now help
manage the estate along with a single mom and her three
incredibly smart, engaging daughters.
	These young women are the successors to our generation. They are
the ones to succeed us. Ashley and Christen for their ability to
uplift the homeless and share their musical talents. Their
sister, Lauren, for her love and care for the farm animals, the
horses, donkeys, pigs, and doggies.
	The owner bred Arabian Horses at the time and had one in
particular that Wayne Newton, the singer, entertainer, and
Arabian horse breeder, had given her. She loved that horse more
than life and wanted him to have his own pasture and never have
to fight with other horses for his food. This horse went on to
become the most winning Arabian in history and their love affair
quite a beautiful story in itself. That’s why she wanted this
farm so badly, for that horse. He passed away at the age of 36
years but has a Museum of all of his trophies in his honor. She
had this horse cremated and is lovingly attending to a beautiful
wooden case of his ashes so that she can still be with him. They
are very sentimental people and take care of old animals that
most would not. 
	Their Animal Ministry hosts 250 children with special needs each
year for fishing in their two acre pond. They host Boy Scouts,
Vacation Bible Camps, Father-Son Camp Outs, Church Services,
Family Day Picnics for Public Safety Personnel, Homeless Shelter
Events, Unwed Mothers functions for their babies and have done
weddings and funerals for those in need as the owner is a
Minister with a huge heart to help others. The animals were each
dumped and unwanted by others or abused. She knit together
performances to the delight of thousands of children who
delighted in being entertained by trained zebras, camels, llamas,
zebus and countless other animals that no one else saw the value
in. Most have died off by now but everyone I have met tells me
stories of the countless events hosted out of love and compassion
by these people.
	The farm is about a third in lawn to mow, a third in wooded
trails and the rest in pasture space. My days start early. I
first feed and water the horses and livestock then clean out a
few stalls. Then I may cut fallen trees for firewood or clear
trails. If it’s cold outside I can work inside the barns
organizing things, building shelves or go to the main house and
help out there. I don’t get much supervision as I am trusted to
do what needs to be done and use my own judgement to complete
it.
	They won the Farm of The Year Award last year and have the
oldest Cottonwood Tree in Illinois on the property. Some have
said this tree must be 120 to 150 years old as twelve people
holding hands cannot reach around its massive base. With my love
of growing things, I will build the type of respect around it and
get it registered on Historic Land Sites when the weather gets a
little warmer. This amazing farm is 150 years old and the current
owners have had it for 25 years and the daughters hope to keep it
always in the family. Parts have been sold off over the last few
years but it is still magnificent and everything they advertised
in The Caretaker Gazette was true. It is a piece of Heaven on
Earth and I am beyond thrilled to have found my way into their
hearts, lives and this beautiful farm.

Ashley, James, Christen, and Lauren

MEXICO

IF YOU ARE SEEKING A CHANGE OF SCENERY or an immersion experience
in Mexico; our off-grid, hand-built house on an old fruit ranch
near Zihautanejo located a short drive from Playa Blanca
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) is available now to mid-January 2024. (We
are open to splitting the time commitment in half for two sets of
housesitters.) Because our house is remote, we require that two
people commit to occupying the house during the contracted
period. Loma Bonita is located between the small villages of Los
Achotes and the Barra de Petosi. The city of Zihautanejo is a 20
minute drive northwest of our property. Our classic U-shaped
hacienda has a large grand room with a full kitchen, dining and
living areas, two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a rear
porch and front courtyard. It is an off-grid home with solar
electricity, water pumped from our own well to a holding tank
onsite, propane to operate the stove and a full-sized
refrigerator. Internet services are available from our own
dedicated microwave tower. This secluded property is a sanctuary
to many birds and animals providing a wonderful opportunity to be
close to nature. We provide the use of a stick shift VW Jetta for
local use and cover most costs of maintaining the house. You
would be responsible for consumable costs. Previous caretakers
have included: writers, community volunteers, financial
entrepreneurs, as well as remote workers in various fields. If
you are interested in learning more about this opportunity,
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX In
return we will send you our manual with additional information
about Loma Bonita and the surrounding area. After reading the
manual, we would love to chat with you to answer any questions or
concerns.

MICHIGAN 

COUPLE WANTED to help manage a 5-cabin resort, part-time from
mid-May to mid-October. Your responsibilities would be guest
relations, cabin housekeeping, including laundry, between guests,
routine maintenance and repairs and lawn cutting. Compensation
rates are negotiable depending on your level of expertise.
Lodging is provided in a private, rustic lakeside cabin in
exchange for specified duties. We are located in the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan next to a designated wilderness area
cherished for its pristine lakes and old growth forest. This is a
great place to canoe, kayak, fish, bike, enjoy nature or simply
relax. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an award winning Select Registry property
located in charming Oscoda, Michigan, seeks an Assistant Manager
for our 18 room property. This position is intended for an
individual with a passion for hospitality and creating memorable
guest experiences. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one
year of experience in a similar position. This is a hands on,
physically demanding position, applicants seeking a 9-5 desk job
need not apply. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, detail
oriented professional with a passion for guest service and the
ability to manage guest and staff concerns in a timely and
professional manner. The most important quality is a positive
attitude. Our staff enjoys coming to work and we expect our
Assistant to maintain and nurture this positive work environment.
Housing with utilities and compensation based on experience is
offered. Non-smokers, pets allowed. Please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI

FULL-TIME ALPACA AND HOME CARETAKERS needed in Defiance,
Missouri. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an experienced,
hardworking, and motivated couple to manage and grow our 50 head
Alpaca operation. Alpaca Midwest sits on 100 acres of beautiful
land in Defiance, Missouri. The couple we are looking for must be
willing to relocate and take residence in a 3-bedroom/1.5
bathroom ranch style home. This is a lifestyle not an 8 - 5 job
since it requires 24/7 availability. The couple we are looking
for must have experience in animal husbandry, equipment
operation, maintenance, repairs, and service, pasture management,
and fencing. Some job duties will include but are not limited to
year-around ranch supervision, awareness of herd health,
breeding, and birthing, sales, and breeding services, maintain
medical records, maintain pastures and grounds, maintain fencing,
halter, and lead training, operate and maintain equipment, travel
to shows, and business development. This position will include
caretaking for the owner’s home and pet sitting when needed for
our three dogs and two cats. Salary will be based on experience,
plus the residence with vacation and bonuses included. To learn
more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and if you
are interested in this position, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in Cascade, Montana, is looking for
Spring and Summer help to work in the lodge. We would prefer
someone who has had some hospitality experience and enjoys that
kind of work or someone who wants to learn it. We have groups on
a weekly basis and provide them with amazing meals and services.
We do have some on site living quarters if that is needed. The
season will start in May and run through September. This would be
a great job for a high school graduate or someone in college who
needs employment for the summer. We are a privately owned guest
ranch, that’s located in one of the most beautiful areas in
Montana. We are located just outside of Cascade 7 miles and are
close to Great Falls and Helena. Meals are provided while
working, along with some on property housing. If you have an
interest in this position, please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Our wages are dependent on experience.

NEBRASKA

PET AND HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our large home in Papillion, NE
starting around May 20 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,
and a large room on the 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

NEPAL

NAMASTE. I can use some volunteer help. My name is Jeeban from
Nepal. My home is located about 13 kilometers from Pokhara. I
have started various organic farming practices and earth friendly
buildings in the Begnas Lake area. We are planning to make an
organic coffee farm. My personal opinion is to do everything in a
sustainable and earth friendly manner. My current project is to
improve our farm by using local materials. My place is always
open for new creative and innovative methods and ideas of farming
and building volunteers can help us by gardening, cutting grass,
taking care of our child, planting vegetables etc. and also
volunteers can do on whatever project or ideas they have. My
place is located at the top of the small hill about 100 meters
above the beautiful Begnas Lake. We can see the excellent views
over Begnas Lake, and the Himalayan range from my garden. My area
is a less touristic place and is safe for everyone. It's
surrounded by jungle and a beautiful garden. We provide local
Nepali food two times a day in exchange for work. Working hours
are three to five hours per day with a flexible schedule. For
more info when you are in Nepal, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEVADA 

RANCH CAMP JOB AVAILABLE on a very remote northern Nevada ranch.
Duties include maintaining fence, livestock pipeline, monitoring
salt and minerals for livestock, and monitoring the livestock’s
condition. Vehicle maintenance required, ride ATV/UTV. You may
have some opportunities to ride horses too. This is a short
seasonal position. Cattle are in the forest from August 1st
through September 30th. Arrive earlier to prepare the fence and
water and stay later to shut down the camp. For more information,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

ESTATE CARETAKER - FARM DEPUTY NEEDED in Goffstown, NH. We are
looking for a full-time Deputy Farm Manager to work with all
aspects of the farm. The role will involve all aspects of
farming:
(1) working with livestock, animal husbandry, care, nutrition,
and breeding
(2) helping with our haymaking operation
(3) general farm maintenance, carpentry, painting, equipment
maintenance and repair
(4) work in our vegetable and fruit beds, general landscaping
upkeep and maintenance
We are looking for someone who is hard working, handy with his or
her hands, and open to learning. The candidate does not need to
be an expert or master at any of the areas listed. Compensation
will be based on experience. Housing is available in a two
bedroom/one bathroom apartment. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY 

INNKEEPER NEEDED IN BELMAR, New Jersey. Looking for an Innkeeper
to live onsite from mid-May to mid-September. Free room and
board. Job duties include but not limited to: greeting guests,
housekeeping (sweeping/watering plants/room setup/laundry),
supervision of property, assisting guests if needed during their
stay. This would be perfect for a retired couple who want to
spend their summer at the Jersey Shore. Background check and
references required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a
further job description and compensation.

NEW MEXICO 

IMMEDIATE OPENING AVAILABLE for a mature married couple with no
kids at home to take care of houses and grounds for absentee
owners on a ranch located near Carlsbad, New Mexico. He will be a
jack of all trades and handyman to maintain the interior and
exterior of houses, landscaping and lawn care. She will perform
thorough housekeeping of the houses, light laundry and help with
grounds maintenance. No animal care required. Looking for people
with a positive, can-do attitude who want a long-term position.
Comfortable housing, all utilities, ranch vehicle and salary are
provided. Please send your resume containing contact info, job
skills, prior employment history with names of employers, dates
and responsibilities to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DOG-SITTER/HOUSESITTER from May 1 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 an open fireplace. You will need to pay for
your own food and transport. You need your own car unless you are
satisfied to be taken along for shopping by our neighbors once a
week. If interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN, FULL-TIME, LONG-TERM PERSON(S) vegetarian, with 4x4 and
own income stream (employment opportunities in the area) to live
free, off-grid, in a stream-side cabin in the Gila Wilderness.
Approximately seven hours of work per week. For more details,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDEFINITE/PERMANENT CARETAKER(S) wanted for a small ranch
property (300 acres) in Grant County, southwestern New Mexico,
starting in May 2023. To our sorrow, our long-term caretaker has
passed away. We are just now beginning a careful search for an
individual or couple to care for our remote property. The
property is situated approximately 45 miles southwest of the Gila
Wilderness, on the Gila River, in the ‘community’ of Redrock,
NM. This opportunity is for a healthy individual or couple who
love the outdoors and wildlife, and have a desire to live in a
secluded, high desert riparian environment. This is a long-term
situation. Responsibilities include Routine monitoring,
maintenance, and repair of an existing home and outbuildings,
maintaining a modest tree and plant watering system and tree
health, fence mending, security camera maintenance, well
monitoring (quarterly gauge reading), and general security of the
property. Demonstrated mechanical and carpentry skills are a
wonderful plus. To be considered, applicant(s) must have
individual initiative, a sense of responsibility, have good
decision-making skills, be clean, meticulous, and organized. Pets
and horses are welcome. There is an old settler cabin on the
property. It is partially restored. If you are interested in
working on it (and ‘eventually’ moving in), we will add a
modest monthly stipend. At the current time, there is a large,
older RV hooked up on the property. It is in good condition. If
you do not currently have an RV, this one may be available for
your lodging. In exchange for your services, we supply an RV pad,
electricity, water, and septic hookup (on a hill, overlooking the
river). An older side by side UTV is available for your use, with
some storage for personal belongings. There is a large SUV on
site for emergencies. Cell service is spotty. The main house has
a landline and Wi-Fi available to you. A land line is available
at the RV site also. There is FedEx and UPS delivery and USPS
post office boxes five miles away. The caretakers must enjoy
solitude and (lots of) wildlife, since the nearest town (with a
clinic and grocery) is 45 minutes away, the nearest neighbor is
three miles away, and the nearest hospital and Walmart are over
70 miles away. The road ends at our gate. Please respond with a
detailed letter/resume, and your picture to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I will respond with more detailed information. Thank you for your
interest.

SILVER CITY, NM: Caretaker needed for a remote ranch. Live off
the grid surrounded by Forest and BLM land. Duties include
maintaining livestock water, electric fence, feeding livestock,
guardian dogs, and closing and opening corral gates. A large RV
with all utilities furnished. Approximately 11 hours of work per
week. Extra hours paid. Starts early April to November. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, seeks a
year-round Innkeeper. We are looking for a long-term live-in
Innkeeper for our Luxury Boutique three guest room B&B, located
in a seaside community on Long Island. Free room and board.
Looking for a non-smoking, positive, high-energy-active
individual who enjoys providing exemplary guest services with a
do-what-it-takes attitude. You would report directly to the
onsite Owner. Innkeeping and housekeeping experience is a plus,
but we will train the right person. Job duties including but not
limited to greeting guests, check in/out housekeeping (watering
plants/room setup/laundry/food prep, etc.). Supervision of
property, admin tasks and assisting guests if needed during their
stay. $500/week independent contractor with end of high season
bonus. Background check and references required. Please contact
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

NEW ZEALAND 

HELP NEEDED in North Canterbury. We seek applicants willing to
average 45 - 55 hours per week, five to six days per week with
guaranteed minimum hours until the end of June 2023! No
experience necessary. Living and working amongst the foothills of
North Canterbury. Located 90 minutes north of Christchurch and 60
minutes south of Kaikoura. Free transport to and from work daily
from the accommodation (10 - 15 minutes from work). Please refer
to our website XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email for more information
about the role or the accommodation options. The pay will be $25
per hour. All applicants must be based in New Zealand currently,
be able to work legally, and have a New Zealand bank account and
IRD number.

WORK EXCHANGE AVAILABLE in the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Are you
looking to hang out at the start of the awesome Abel Tasman for a
while? We have had staff changes and now have space available. We
are The Barn Cabins and Camp located out in the beautiful
Marahau. Come on over and see what we are about! We have a range
of accommodation options, a nursery, activities on our doorstep,
farm-raised meat, a veggie garden, and some chickens running
around. For this work exchange, we ask for 12 hours housekeeping
work (over four days in the week) in exchange for your own shared
facilities cabin. These hours will approximately cover the
accommodation with a minor difference due to your own tax
obligations. As we get busier in the season there is the
possibility of more paid hours also. The work includes
housekeeping, cleaning to a high standard and odd jobs around the
place working in the team. No prior work experience is required,
just being keen to get into it and having a good eye for detail.
There is potentially more work in Marahau with the cafes,
restaurants, bars, and kayaking places! This role is for four
weeks minimum, and you must hold a working visa (Not SSE), IRD
number, and Bank account number. We would love to hear from
anyone who is interested. Check out our website to get a feel for
the place at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

FULL-TIME PROPERTY MAINTENANCE and grading business assistant
needed in Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia at Tallulah
Headwaters. We are looking for a strong, energetic, capable
person (or couple), with a varied skill set, to assist us with
property maintenance and care, as well as assisting with our
grading/excavation/hardscape business in the Hayesville (Shooting
Creek), NC area. Skills desired include some basic carpentry,
basic electrical/plumbing, and hardscape/landscape work.
Operation of (or assisting with site prep around) heavy
equipment, and mechanical skills. Welding and woodworking
knowledge is a plus, but not necessary – more important than
anything is a can-do attitude, willingness to learn and do
whatever is necessary to get the job done for our clients, and
assist us on the property, from running errands and trash runs,
to assisting in the building of structures, tree removal and
other tasks. Must like animals (dogs/cats), as we have them on
our property, and you must be comfortable with remote living –
since we are 40 minutes, one way, to the closest town! No pets
and kids preferred, but this can be discussed with the right
candidate/couple. Housing, with all utilities paid, ATV provided
and salary depends on experience. To apply, please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORWAY

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, which 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 include “Sea Gypsy
Application” in the Subject Line: so we know you have been
reading this. Love from Sailing the Farm – a sea gypsy tribe of
tomorrow!

OHIO

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Canton/Hartville area. Looking for a
person or a couple. This is not a traditional ranch job and is
not a riding position. We currently have three horses in
residence but can be as low as two and up to six. This is a 30
acre horse facility with indoor and outdoor arena, pasture space,
and obstacle course. Although there are a large number of horses
on the property you are only responsible for owners horses (two
to six). The current business on the property is responsible for
all arena maintenance, their horses, large barn upkeep, the
fencing of the area they are renting, client services, etc. So,
you get the experience of a large facility without all the
upkeep. We are offering a fully furnished, 980 sq. ft., newly
built bunk house attached to the barn and shop area so your daily
commute is easy, a ranch truck for running ranch errands is
available and gas for ranch truck is covered, space for a horse
or two, internet, cable with all the channels, electric, water,
washer and dryer for use in the tack room, negotiable salary
dependent upon experience and skill set and performance as well
as how many horses you bring with you. We also offer starting
paid days off away from the farm at 10 weekdays and four weekend
paid days off per year with notice, unless you have your own
horses that will be on the property when you plan to be away. We
welcome a well behaved dog or two but expect them to have manners
around horses and to be kept in the yard or on a leash at all
times when clients are on the property. If you let your dogs roam
please be aware that you will be responsible for picking up all
dog waste in, around and near public areas. We are really pretty
laid back and aren’t sticklers on when the work gets done, as
long as it gets done within a reasonable timeframe. If you have
no horses of your own or in your care on the property, we are
pretty reasonable with days/nights away from the property, we
just require proper notice (as long as it is when we are in town
- we travel extensively). We ask for no drama, no drugs. No
drinking when working with horses or using farm equipment. Sorry
- no children (our living space can accommodate two adults only),
no slackers. If you have a good work ethic, are self-motivated,
can prioritize and self-schedule then it’s not terribly hard
work. If you see it needs to be done - Do it. This is a private
contractor position, not an employee position. Basic duties
include feeding the horses, bathing horses as needed, basic daily
hoof care, daily mucking stalls and dry lots. There will be days
that are semi full days but more often than not work is as needed
and some days are just feeding and mucking. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

HORSE CARETAKER NEEDED in Oklahoma. We are a performance horse
ranch that specializes in team roping. We are adding another area
to this program: Broodmare and babies. If you are interested in a
barn help/caretaker/breeding program let me know. This job is not
just for mares and babies. The actual breeding season is short.
We provide housing, paid utilities, a ranch truck, beef, and
partial insurance benefits plus 401k after 90 days and a salary.
We are located outside of Tulsa, OK, in Sand Springs. Please text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON 

MOTEL MANAGER NEEDED in Lincoln City, Oregon. Looking for a
long-term motel manager to live onsite. Our lodging facility is a
newly remodeled 18-room motel with no amenities. We pride
ourselves on offering clean and comfortable rooms to our guests
for great value. The motel is located in a tourist town that is
known for its scenic hiking trails and its pristine ocean views.
We are looking for a couple who are responsible, detail-oriented,
organized, friendly, and energetic. Innkeeping experience is
highly preferred. Responsibilities include reservations,
housekeeping, laundry, social media/online presence, guest
relations, and property maintenance. The compensation package
includes a two bedroom house with utilities paid for, free use of
our company van, and profit sharing on top of an annual salary.
Potential candidates will be asked to undergo a background check.
If interested, please feel free to apply by emailing us a brief
intro message along with your contact information, resume, and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER NEEDED. A cow/calf ranch in the John Day,
Oregon area is looking for an experienced ranch hand/caretaker. A
house with a garden is available. Salary will be based on
experience. To apply, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/COUPLE needed in Bandon, Oregon from July 16 to 21,
2023. We have chickens, turkeys, and a garden. Please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for other dates and more information.

PENNSYLVANIA 

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL for a long-term situation on a
60 acre farm in York, Pennsylvania. Must like dogs and have some
horse care experience. Housing is provided in a 1,350 sq. ft.
house, one bedroom, 1½ bathes, a large kitchen with fireplace,
washer/dryer, air-conditioning, and all utilities included.
Duties: horse care (for three), pet sitting, light gardening,
pool and pond maintenance, and other small jobs. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

YEAR ROUND CARETAKER NEEDED for a historic private hunting and
fishing club in Pike County, Pennsylvania. We are a 120-year-old
hunting and fishing club with 3,000 private acres and two lakes.
We have an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time caretaker
to maintain our property and handle maintenance for the clubhouse
and outbuildings. Must have hands-on experience with carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, and outside maintenance. An attractive
compensation package includes a competitive salary and free
on-site housing including utilities. Please email your resume and
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

LIVE-IN CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER couple needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers a portfolio of Highland Lodges, with
plans to expand this area of the business. We are in the process
of renovating one of our larger lodges (sleeping up to 20 guests)
and are looking for a couple with an exceptional eye for detail
who can manage this property in addition to four nearby smaller
cottages and two shepherd’s huts. The couple will also provide
support to the owner when in residence. The job includes
accommodation - a beautiful three-bedroom cottage overlooking the
Tay Valley. Please apply with your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH CAROLINA

FULL-TIME EQUINE HELP NEEDED at a horse ranch in St Matthews,
South Carolina. Responsibilities will include duties to feed,
groom, paint, rake, weed, and get the horses to eat. These are
general horse farm duties. A small apartment with a salary is
included. To apply please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Las Alpujarras, needs help in exchange
for accommodation and food. Our family life here began 20 years
ago, with us living in self-made geodesic domes up in the
mountains, totally off-grid and off-road. We continue to farm
there, though much of our attention is now with our off-grid
farm. We use traditional and modern methods of organic farming,
growing produce all year round for ourselves and a local
cooperative. Alongside this we continue to create a venue for
Earth conscious events and accommodation for nature loving
people, which we are building using natural and up-cycled
materials. Our volunteers receive good, healthy, organic,
vegetarian/vegan food and accommodation in a self-contained
caravan (with a fully equipped kitchen and heating). In exchange
we ask for five to six hours of work per day, five days per week.
The work includes general gardening and land maintenance,
harvesting, building and general labor and helping us to offer
our guests a comfortable, enjoyable experience and adventure. We
are an open minded, accepting and a very friendly bunch, so come
get involved! If you are in the area, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SWEDEN 

FARM VOLUNTEERS needed in Horby, Sweden. The farm is in an area
with many small farmers. The nearest village is five kilometers
away. I produce organic vegetables, garden plants and flowers
that I sell at the local market. Volunteers are welcome now
through October. The principal work is sowing the fields,
planting, harvesting, and helping with selling vegetables, plants
and flowers in the market. Volunteers live in three small rooms
in the attic or in an old caravan and use all the facilities of
the house. In the wintertime there is an office guest room. I
have no TV, but I do have a computer with Internet access. I like
to practice German and French languages. I have normally between
one and five Volunteers at the same time and the minimum stay is
one week. If you’re in Sweden, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Southwest Texas. This is an excellent
opportunity for a responsible, self-motivated person who loves
wildlife and the outdoors! This would be especially perfect for a
retiree being it is a small hunting lease, but we will consider
anyone. Applicants must take care of the animals and be a good
‘handy man’ type to be able to make all types of repairs,
including fencing and mechanical. Must be able to communicate to
the owner in English. Housing is provided for up to two people
maximum. A salary of $2,000/month is negotiable (based on
experience), plus housing and utilities provided. Please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) in Southern California and East Texas -
with any or all of the following skills: Builder/handyman,
mechanic, organic gardener/permaculture, healthy cook, healing
arts, yoga teacher, admin, computer, assistant/secretarial
skills, organizer, animal and nature lover. I have hired four
caretakers from The Caretaker Gazette and still need two more!
Please email your resume/letter describing any training and
skills to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX text only 24/7.

SEMI-ABSENTEE OWNERS are looking for a full-time ranch
caretaker/maintenance person in Lipscomb, Texas. The caretaker
will be responsible for all jobs that might arise on a
ranch/farm. There will be heavy emphasis on fence/corral
construction, maintenance, lawn and groundskeeping, livestock
care and transportation, and farming. Housing offered, and the
salary will be determined. To apply, please snail-mail your
resume with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

VERMONT 

LIVE IN PROPERTY MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED in Vermont. This
position requires knowledge of farm equipment and handyman
skills. Primary responsibilities are care and maintenance of
grounds and seven structures on the property. Candidates must
have a driver's license and be willing to work flexible hours.
Duties include, but are not limited to, mowing, pasture
maintenance, weeding, mulching, barn maintenance, fence, and
general repairs. Daily feeding and care of two horses, 10
alpacas, and six sheep as well as stall cleaning is required. The
ideal candidate must also have excellent hospitality skills, the
ability to prioritize daily responsibilities and guests’ needs
and the ability to communicate efficiently through texting. This
is a salaried position with a caretaker house included. We are
looking for a long-term employee who takes pride in their job.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 from June 1
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 interested at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

PROFIT SHARING OPPORTUNITY. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is the 412
acre home of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the gorgeous rolling hills
of Middleburg, Virginia. We grow grapes and make wine, operate a
dairy and make cheese, and we’re a licensed restaurant in
Loudoun County. I’m focused totally on those activities. I’m
looking for an energetic “doer” that will live in a modern
and spacious three bedroom, 2.5 bath home to take charge of the
farm maintenance, assist in our ongoing agricultural activities,
and investigate and develop new ag activities and share in their
profits. Maybe we: grow produce in our high-tunnel greenhouse for
use in our restaurant; raise hogs/other livestock; grow cut
flowers and raise bees; make and sell quality foods or crafts
that would be appropriate for our gift shop and/or U-pick;
whatever! We’ve got hundreds of visitors every week to our
tasting room, and they should take home as much of the country as
we can offer them! If you have the entrepreneurial spirit,
maturity, and “do-it-all” kind of talent to turn this
opportunity into a profitable venture, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Sperryville, Virginia is seeking a couple
to live onsite and run the Inn full-time. This position involves
guest relations, social media management, laundry, light
housekeeping, overseeing staff, and all aspects of breakfast. The
B&B is adjacent to Shenandoah National Park, surrounded by
mountains, craft wine, beer, cider and whisky producers and
renowned restaurants, in an art-centric county about 75 miles
west of Washington, DC. The Inn has five bedrooms, two cottages,
and an on-site (small) brewery, which the Innkeeper would need to
be familiar with but would not manage. Experience in customer
service is desired. Attention to detail, the ability to work with
a management team, initiative, and a helpful, generous
disposition are required. The one-bedroom private Innkeeper
quarters, with utilities and partial board are included, along
with paid vacation and sick leave. Salary will be $60,000+,
commensurate with experience, with a bonus package possible.
Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested.

WASHINGTON

SEEKING AN INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE, OR FAMILY to live and work onsite
as the caretaker of property in King County (~25 minutes from
Seattle). The property is 20+ acres with a caretaker residence
and various unoccupied buildings. Responsibilities include
walking the grounds each day and night, facilitate access to
grounds and buildings, alerting the owner or authorities to
security issues (trespass/vandalism), and maintaining a log of
activities and observations. Cell phone and strong verbal and
written communication skills required. Interested parties
available to conduct an on-site interview are encouraged (e.g.,
local to Washington or Oregon). Handyman/maintenance experience
is a plus. Unfurnished onsite residence, basic utilities (water,
sewer, power, garbage), and $825/month stipend provided in
exchange for duties performed. No drugs or heavy alcohol use.
Please send your bio/resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY AND LIFESTYLE FOR A SINGLE OR LOW-IMPACT
COUPLE to manage and maintain our 5-acre historic farm on
Bainbridge Island. Rent free cottage apartment with a beautiful
west facing view of the Agate Pass and Olympic Mountains.
Includes a $1,500/month salary, utilities, and internet. The
large, sunny garden and abundantly mature fruit trees are waiting
for a green thumb. Around the clock love from all farm animals
including our herd of a dozen sheep and wonderful donkeys, Mack
and Jimmy. Our next generation watch dog is coming soon. Strong
work ethic, attention to detail, mechanical intuition, farm
caretaking experience and long-term commitment required. Duties
include: 
- Lawn care: mowing and weed-whacking
- Garden, orchard, and vineyard care
- Animal care: hay, grain, water and barn cleaning 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 send email inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is now accepting applications for our
2023 Innkeeper-Chef apprenticeship program! Would you like to
live, work, and learn at a historic property in the San Juan
Islands of Washington? Whether you are looking to build
experience to become an innkeeper, chef or entrepreneur, this
program will be an educational adventure. The program provides
housing, year-round full-time hours, and an hourly rate of up to
$25/hour. For more information, and to apply please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA

SEEKING A PART-TIME/FULL-TIME CARETAKER to work a homestead and
early development stages for a regenerative farm,
educational/event space in Randolph County, West Virginia. The
land is primarily forest, with several acres of cleared pasture.
The caretaker must have their own living arrangements and can set
up space on the property. Food and free living space will be
provided in exchange for work on projects equivalent to
approximately four hours of work per day. Please have experience
in land planning/development, building structures, construction,
caring for livestock, cutting trees, planting and tending crops,
and use of tools and equipment. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WYOMING

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an individual or couple to
work as our year-round caretaker and irrigator for a beautiful,
remote ranch in the mountains outside of Cody, Wyoming. The
manager will be responsible for irrigating ranch fields and for
all aspects of care and maintenance of the ranch fields,
buildings, and equipment that support a summer and fall cattle
operation (we have cattle at the property from June through
November). We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic,
hard-working, handy, safety oriented, and a self-starter - able
to take the initiative to keep the ranch running smoothly and
efficiently. This is a year-round position, which requires
someone who doesn’t mind living in a remote location (one hour
and 15 minutes from Cody, WY), through all seasons. This position
includes housing paid for and provided by the Ranch, including
water, electric, and all utilities. Paid vacation, workers comp,
health insurance contribution, annual bonus. Spring, Summer, and
Fall job responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited
to:
-- Set up all irrigation systems in the Spring. Drain and
winterize the irrigation system in the Fall.
-- Move wheel lines daily, pivots, gated pipe.
-- Work closely with Ranch owners and make recommendations for
irrigation system improvements and carry out upgrade projects.
-- Monitor irrigation pond and pumps, address and fix any issues
-- Spray and remove noxious weeds
-- Maintain perimeter fence around private property
-- Check and maintain water troughs for cattle
-- Assist with cattle shipping and receiving as needed
-- General building and equipment maintenance and upkeep
Winter job responsibilities and special projects include, but are
not limited to:
-- Clean and organize buildings and equipment storage shops.
-- Welding repair and enhancement projects for equipment,
buildings, etc.
-- Carpentry, plumbing, electrical repairs to ranch housing and
buildings
-- Regular snow plowing/removal.
Requirements: must be willing to live at the ranch year-round,
have a valid driver’s license, equipment operating ability
(skid steer, excavator, backhoe), welding experience preferred,
mechanical aptitude strongly preferred, be able to
move/lift/maneuver up to 75 lbs., and have no pets inside ranch
houses. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include in the subject line of your email the job title:
Caretaker & Irrigator - CCR. We look forward to hearing from
you!

SUMMER RANCH JOB AVAILABLE in Wyoming. Seeking a couple with
horse and ranch experience to join our team at a private ranch
near Big Horn, Wyoming from June 1st to September 30th. Be handy,
reliable, good with horses, good with people, a team player, no
drugs or excessive drinking and spend your summer on a gorgeous
private ranch in the Big Horn Mountains. Competitive salary and
housing provided. Please email a cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Hardworking, organized couple seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in the Philadelphia, PA area. We are clean
and quiet, and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and
complete a multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with
hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Excellent housesitters available. Having owned our homes for 56
consecutive years the importance of due diligence when allowing
others into your home is clear to us. We will be discreet and
respectful of your home, pets, and personal belongings. We are a
married couple who are United States Citizens that are very
active, healthy, and non-smoking. We enjoy traveling and have
been married for 57 years. She: 76-years-old, retired from
Banking and a Master Gardener. He: 78-years-old U.S. Marine
Veteran and Retired State Trooper. Our home is maintained with
pride and hard work. Over the years our pets have been well cared
for and loved. Often, we are called upon to care for our
neighbor’s homes and pets while they are away. Our offer to
those we housesit for is as follows: We will extend the same
prideful care to their home and pets that has become a standard
at our home. In return for our services as housesitters we
require a clean home and mutual respect and consideration from
homeowners seeking our services. We can be flexible concerning
location and duration of stay. Our preference is housing that is
not too rural or isolated from a metropolitan area. References
are available upon request. Having invested our working years
into Banking and Law Enforcement it was required that we each
pass background and criminal records investigation. Necessary
info to put the "homeowners mind at ease" will be provided.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Happy couple seeking long-term living/working opportunity. We are
two females over 40 with two adorable dogs. One professional
chef, one writer, both organized, capable, nature-loving, and
excited about living a peaceful, purposeful life. Currently in
Northern California, hoping to stay semi-warm, but open to most
environments and unique situations. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I am a physically fit individual with a background in Fitness and
Security (Executive Protection). My name is Kalvin Evans, and I
am 50 years young! Extremely adventurous, respectful, dependable,
and responsible. Air Force veteran with a background in
linguistics and 20+ years of experience ranging from farming to
wellness to prepping. Currently, I live in Colorado and I’m
looking for the perfect opportunity that's mutually beneficial.
All possible opportunities are considered. Please visit my site
at https://xodusadventures.fitbudd.com for more information. Or
you can email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and put "Caretaker
Gazette ad response" in the subject line. Thank you!

Master builder and Social Worker seeking the beach. Open to any
and all situations in Riviera Nayarit but will consider other
coastal areas in Mexico. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Senior couple seeking a new, long-term, caretaker/housesitter
position (owner is selling his house). Been caretakers for the
last 20 years. Responsible, no pets, no children, clean
lifestyle: healthy and fit, excellent diet, no drugs, alcohol,
medicine, or smoking. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for our
profile and pictures and/or call to discuss at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

Housesitter Available in the Baltimore, Maryland area. I can help
you with your home needs. Excellent references available. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Energetic, Conscientious, Professional Couple looking for a
housesitting/caretaking arrangement anywhere in the Americas for
June of 2023 while one studies for licensing exam full-time and
other works remotely. Happy to care for animals, plants, house,
etc. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss! Thank you!

Hey Everyone! We, (Keven, age 61, Julie, age 59, and our Golden
Doodle dog) are looking for a caretaking situation in southern
Wisconsin between Madison and Milwaukee. We desire to move from
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in July. We both run online
stores with inventory. We are looking for a position that has
housing. We are clean, respectable, responsible, and ethical.  We
are very capable, definitely self-starter types. Here are some of
the services we can offer: landscape care, Airbnb cleaning
service and caretaking, building, and grounds maintenance. Keven
has extensive repair and maintenance experience and has building
and mechanic skills. He can also run equipment. If you have any
leads or know of anyone who does, please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Two Alaska Caretakers available for Willow or Talkeetna
housesitting in the winter 2023-2024. We are a capable,
responsible, fit, 55-year-old Colorado couple with one dog,
seeking a caretaking gig with indoor plumbing, good heat, ideally
near town. We have plenty of ranch and caretaking experience,
with local references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and you
can learn about us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

We are a family of six who have been ranching in Texas on a small
scale for the past 10 years, and we are ready for a change. As a
family, we have experience in raising and/or breeding: dairy and
beef cattle, show cattle, poultry, goats, pigs, livestock
guardian dogs, and horses. We currently raise registered Texas
Longhorns, and we often use many of our longhorns for charity
events. Mark: After working in law enforcement for 15 years, I
retired to start my own trucking business. However, my passion
lies in ranching and equipment. I am proficient in stick welding
and metal work, and I have my own welding trailer. I am
experienced in vehicle maintenance and repair. I can operate
heavy machinery including tractors, skid steers, and dozers. I
also hold a Class A CDL with all endorsements (plus hazmat). I
enjoy turning wrenches, working with my hands, and learning new
skills. I do not believe in idle hands. I am looking for a
position that takes care of equipment and maintains the property.
I do enjoy working with cattle and other livestock. Becca: Just
before I had our first child, I was in the customer service
industry and coached high school athletics. I would take an
interest in housekeeping, cooking/cleaning (guest ranch
situation), and/or a separate position with animal care and
management. A little about our kids: We have four kids aged 9-15
years old. They are all Longhorn showmen, and care for all of
their own livestock. They are extremely helpful and can provide
an extra hand for those small tedious tasks. As for our current
home, we will not be selling if we need to relocate. Recently our
kids have had the itch to rodeo, so we have been on the hunt for
horses. If the position allows for personal horses, we would hold
off on finding rodeo horses as we understand relocating
performance horses in a permanent situation is not ideal when you
consider weather and elevation. Neither our steers nor the horses
are a must, just ideal. If relocated, we are looking for housing
on the ranch. Willing to relocate to a red state. We both have
resumes and references if needed. We believe in God, family, and
country. If you hire us, you get 12 able hands for the price of
1-2. We like to do things as a family, this includes work. Please
reach out to us by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Hi! My 22-year-old son and I are looking to move back to Arizona.
I'm a CNA and have been a professional housekeeper and caregiver.
I have a job offer in Kingman and we are selling our home but
wish to be there now and we can clean and maintain your place,
water your plants, take care of your animals and he does online
work so there's always someone looking after your place! We can
commit to six months to a year, please let us know ASAP, close to
Kingman is ideal. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hey all! We, (Meg 34, Tim 40, our baby boy Cedar 1, and one black
lab) are looking to relocate to Asheville, North Carolina this
spring/summer. We’re finding it difficult to commute back and
forth from Tennessee as we look for land to buy, to homestead on,
so we are hoping that placing an ad here might help us find a
temporary place for a few months as we buy something and get
transitioned. We’re looking for a place in the three to nine
month range and that is of course very flexible. We would
absolutely love to take care of your property as you are away. We
are clean and respectable and very capable, definitely
self-starter types. Here are some of the services we can offer:
professional photography, landscaping, pet/ animal care (domestic
or farm) cleaning, Airbnb flipping, building, grounds
maintenance, (Tim owns a repair and maintenance service and has
building and mechanic skills as well). If you have anything or
know of anyone who does, please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thank you. Be well.
 
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owner Vanessa couldn't find what she was looking for, she taught
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
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was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
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cowhand, I had advanced as their chief honcho. In 2005, the
handwriting on the wall began and the books closed on this
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or write lastdkslashcowboy@gmail.com

Hardworking, Organized Couple seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in Philadelphia, PA. We are clean and quiet,
and can manage a busy schedule, keep on track, and complete a
multitude of tasks. We have years of experience with hospitality,
pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. We will consider all
types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent references can be
provided. If interested, please reach out to
vanessaxenia@gmail.com Thank you.

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