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                          THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
THIS IS OUR 150th ISSUE!           (206) 462-1818            

Published since 1983                    Volume 25, Number 6

November/December 2007                ISSN 1074-3642   

-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 150+ caretaking opportunities in 43 states
and 17 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Lighthouse Keepers to Trail Builders – Harry and Lawrene
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette



volunteer programs in Africa such as working with children in
orphanages and hospitals, teaching in schools and helping the
HIV/AIDS infected and affected. For more details please visit our


WE ARE SEEKING a married couple for housekeeping and yard work.
This is a live in position with a small house included.
Experience and references are required. To apply, please mail
your qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PARK VOLUNTEER positions are available to construct nesting
boxes, maintain and develop interpretive nature trails, develop
interpretive water safety and project specific PowerPoint
presentations at the Millers Ferry Campground. We need volunteers
with these special skills: carpentry, gardening, and computer
skills. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES available in Alaska State Parks. 60 host
positions statewide. Camp hosts receive free campsite, stipend,
training and more. Season is May to September with a minimum four
week commitment.  Please contact Volunteer Coordinator,
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or please visit our web site for more information


I AM LOOKING for two persons to perform light household duties,
such as laundry, meal preparation, general housekeeping,
shopping, and childcare. Must be a non-smoker with a
driver’s license. We are a family of four. My husband and I
have two young girls. We live in a big apartment in Tirana, right
in the center of the capital. Tirana is the largest city in
Albania. email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/RANCH HAND needed for a small ranch in Lakeside. A
nominal salary is provided, plus an onsite two bedroom/two bath
apartment, utilities, computer, DTV, and base phone. Heavy
drinkers, rodeo hands, and team ropers need not apply. Additional
money working during summer. Please fax your resume to

RANCH FOREMAN needed. Horse experience required, with some cow
experience and some endurance experience. Please send your resume


LOOKING FOR a lifestyle change? Don’t miss this unique
opportunity to experience the magic of the Australian bush as
resident Gardeners at Kingbilli Country Estate. Just 90 minutes
northeast of Melbourne, Victoria, Kingbilli is a 300 acre
wildlife rescue centre and ecotourism destination nestled in the
foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Gardeners are provided
with secluded, self-contained accommodation in their own
furnished bluestone cottage, comprising living/dining; separate
bedroom; ensuite bathroom; full kitchen; BBQ; Jacuzzi and creek
side gazebo. Electricity; gas; dialup internet; satellite TV;
linen; crockery; firewood and household supplies included.  In
exchange, part-time work involves gardening; cleaning two guest
cottages; habitat conservation & general maintenance. To
learn more, visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX and click “Long-Term
Volunteer Vacancy” or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE LOOKING for a permanent live in who is willing to exchange
light house- keeping and housesitting duties for free room and
board. Our home is in the Greers Ferry area. This is not a
salaried position. Must love animals, since we have dogs and
cats. We cannot have RVs parked here nor can we give a definite
start and end time. We are over-the-road truck drivers, and will
be here and gone all the time. To apply, please email at


Thank you for your wonderful service. My wife and I answered a
Gazette ad and are off on our caretaking adventure to England.
This was our first application sent out! My wife has wanted to
travel for many years and as I complete my business degree, this
is a great time for us to house and pet sit. Regards, J. and C.
S., Hawthorne, NJ

That is great news, John and Carolyn! We look forward to hearing
more about your caretaking adventure to England and maybe we can
do a future Caretaker Profile about you.

Hi, I recently signed up and paid for access to another
caretaking and housesitting website and once I paid and was able
to enter the site, there were only around ten positions
available. I was very disappointed. L. M., New York, NY

Hi Lisa, here at The Caretaker Gazette, we provide our
subscribers with over 1,000 rent-free living opportunities each
year. We normally have about 200 opportunities available at any
given time. There are many websites located outside of the U.S.
which claim to offer housesitting and property caretaking
positions and we get complaints about these websites every day.
Our success stems from the fact that we are not just an internet
business - we also publish a print version of the Gazette. For
people who prefer to speak with a live person, we can be reached
by phone, as well as email and through our website.  We have an
updated advertiser database where all of our advertisers reside.
We have maintained our advertiser database for 25 years and we
get new listings coming in every day, and then add these new
advertisers to our database. In 25 years of publishing the
Gazette, we have never been contacted by any law enforcement
agency anywhere in the world, which reflects the success of not
having an anonymous website, where people can post anything they

Greetings Gary, I just dug out an old issue of The Caretaker
Gazette and realized that it is time to renew for another year. I
reside half the year in Ecuador. Friends and family back in the
U.S. often ask me, "How did you end up living in
Ecuador?" I explain that it was through The Caretaker
Gazette. I love Ecuador and thank you for your service so please
renew my subscription for another year and keep up the good work!
M. L., Syracuse, NY

Michael, thanks for your kind words. You are very fortunate to be
able to experience the best of both worlds. Through the pages of
The Caretaker Gazette, many of our subscribers have found
opportunities like yours.
Dear Gary, thanks to your publication for sending me another
great housesitter through my ad! My home and cats are in good
hands. P.J., NY, NY.

That’s great Paul! Glad you are getting a good response to
your Gazette advertisement. Property owners, like yourself tell
us that they have found the best people to housesit or caretake
via their Gazette ads.

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

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

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LOOKING FOR a responsible non-smoker to caretake our Ozark
Mountain home while it is on the market. It’s a comfortable
home with a lovely view on 15 peaceful acres, including a
year-round creek, near Buffalo National River, in Yellville.
Utilities included. Keep the house and yard looking good to show
perspective buyers. This is a wonderful opportunity for a mature
single or couple who want to be in the country. You will have at
least 30 days notice when the house sells. You must have an
outside income to cover personal expenses. No pets. To apply,
please fax a letter of interest, qualifications, and references


EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a self
sufficient integrated homestead. Age not a factor if you are in
reasonably good health. A minimum commitment of four (4) weeks or
more, anytime of the year. For details, email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE CARETAKING OPPORTUNITY offered on a beautiful private
estate. Negotiable duties/dates. Small creek side casita with
utilities provided. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more

NATURE LOVER'S DREAM COME TRUE. Opportunity to live for free in
peaceful, surroundings. Responsible, honest, capable, drug-free
caretaker(s) wanted for isolated homestead in southern Belize.
Access to this beautiful property is by sea; boating skills are
essential. This is a terrific place for nature lovers –
quiet, isolated, lots of wildlife on land and sea, plenty of
flowering plants, fruit trees and forest. Seeking folks with
off-grid living experience, ability to maintain and repair
outboards and small gensets, common sense, "safety
first" attitude, sense of humor. Please contact us via
email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX We always reply. If you don't hear from us,
keep trying; our server is unreliable.


WINTER CARETAKER needed from November 1 to June 1. XXXXXXXXXXXXX
is located on 12 lakeside acres at an elevation of 7,300 ft. on
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, 45 minutes south of Lake Tahoe. $10 per hour for
50-120 hours per month. Housekeeping, grounds checking, snow
shoveling. Free housing/utilities in a comfortable guest cottage.
Internet and satellite TV available.Spectacular backcountry
skiing or snowshoeing right outside the door of your own cozy
cottage. Five miles from Kirkwood’s groomed tracks and
downhill slopes. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX

TRADE RANCHES or caretake a beautiful five acre horse ranch in
Somerset in the Sierra foothills. Local wineries and wilderness
trails – northern California's largest black walnut tree,
barn, pasture, round pen, five bedrooms, three baths, hot tub on
deck, stone outcroppings, winter creek, and the Cosumnes River is
nearby! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MANAGER/CARETAKER(S) needed on site, year round. Info available
at XXXXXXXXXXXXX A) Duties include: 1) Lodging reservations and
housekeeping. 2) Restaurant service for guests. 3) Store and
marina operation with launch ramp. 4) System operation and
maintenance of generator, water, septic, solar, propane. 5) Snow
removal with 2 yd loader, snow cat, Honda snow blower and shovel.
6) Vehicle maintenance. 7) Building maintenance including:
carpentry, electrical, plumbing. B) Should like people and like
to hike, fish, swim, kayak, mountain bike, X country-back country
ski, snowshoe, etc, and to get your hands dirty and wonder where
the day went. C) Seasons: Summer - Memorial Day through October,
Fall Shutdown - November through December 15th, Winter - December
15th through April 15th, Spring Shutdown –April 15th thru
Memorial Day. D) To apply, please email a short resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX with your education, work history, interests and

HOUSEMAN/CAREGIVER needed to live in coastal southern CA.
Disabled gentleman desires healthy, strong, individual to perform
domestic work such as cooking, serving guests, laundry and some
gardening. Apply by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ON SITE RESIDENT MANAGERS needed for mini storage units in Chico
and Paradise. We are searching for a responsible couple to join
our management team. Salary, a one bedroom apartment, and basic
utilities included. Customer service experience and computer
skills are required. No pets. To apply, please mail your resumes
to Resident Manager Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED: an experienced house couple for a large estate in Pt.
Loma (San Diego). Duties include cleaning, laundry, housesitting
when couple travels, running errands, some animal care, and some
grocery shopping. Must be able to work independently. Husband
must have experience with landscaping and be a handyman. Must
have US driver’s license. Must have references.
Compensation is a one bedroom apartment on the grounds, plus
salary. Salary will be based on experience. To apply, please call

HANDYMAN/CARETAKER with carpentry and plumbing experience needed
for a resort property in the Santa Rosa area. Residence provided.
To apply, please fax resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER needed in Point Richmond, about 30 miles from San
Francisco from December 20th to February 22nd or beyond. I live
in the historical district, with a great view of the Bay. I will
need cat and plant care. I have HD TV, and high speed internet.
References required. For more details, please email

EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY for an experienced individual, or couple,
hands-on estate caretaker(s) for a 4-acre estate located in the
Hollywood Hills. Responsibilities include: supervising a
long-tenured staff of five, supervise maintenance of property and
equipment, manage vendors, oversee care of birds and dogs and
attend to residents and guests. Bi-lingual English/Spanish and
cooking skills a plus. Salary plus on-premises housing, car and
other benefits. Please send your resume, salary requirements and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BEAUTIFUL KLAMATH RIVER property in Northern California offers
rent-free living and possible stipend for limited work.
Experienced carpenter preferred. Desired skills: green building,
plumbing, electrical, gravity water systems. Remote property has
fruit orchard, garden/farm space, telephone, and DSL service.
Details and photos are at XXXXXXXXXXXXX Please send inquiries to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX People of color encouraged to apply.

TWO OPPORTUNITIES are available in Redding, CA – rent free
living for limited property maintenance work and a 3-bedroom
house for rent with paid maintenance work arrangement. This is
ideal for a handyperson or a retired couple. No pets. Please send
your resume or a short description of experience to

SENIOR MAN requires a full-time, permanent health-oriented
personal assistant to help with maintaining property
(housekeeping/gardening, etc.) in a semi-rural California area,
and with Internet book selling business. Computer experience a
plus. Lodging and utilities included; salary commensurate with
experience and skills. Must provide references. Requirements:
good grooming; reliability; no smoking/alcohol/drugs; penchant
for detail work; motor vehicle; fondness for classical music,
reading and for all arts. Background check, including DMV must be
clean. Will be tasked with handling relocation process to another
state. Please call Mr. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available. Hook up provided for your
trailer/5th Wheel on a 40 acre ranch, located 20 miles from
Yosemite National Park. Duties include feeding 10 horses,
chickens, three dogs, and 15 cats; light garden/grounds work.
Small salary provided. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LONG TERM RESIDENT CARETAKER wanted. We are looking for a
retired-experienced single man or couple for a resident caretaker
on our small ranch. Daily duties are the watering of the trees
and lawn and feeding the horses and mules. And when the owners
are away duties to also include the care and feeding of our four
Labs and to watch our home and property. Mobile home and
utilities are provided in exchange for Caretaker Duties. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Lancaster, CA.

COUPLE WANTED! This busy professional is looking for a couple to
live on his estate in the San Francisco Bay Area. The live-in
accommodations would be a separate three bedroom, two bath house
next door to the client’s primary residence. One role would
consist of Handyman/Property Management. The responsibilities
would consist of vehicle maintenance, general up keep and
scheduled maintenance of external extremities of property. In
addition, security of the entire property while the client is
away. The other role would consist of Household Management with
some cooking. The duties of this position consist of pet care,
light housekeeping, errands, scheduling appointments, event
planning and cooking for one to two people. The client has a
seventeen-year-old son that is with him on occasion, so staying
in the main house with him when the client is away on business is
required. These candidates must have strong computer skills,
ability to be proactive and have positive attitudes. The client
has a dog, so the candidates must not be allergic. The salary
depends on experience. Qualified candidates should send resumes

SEEKING A LIVE-IN CARETAKER for a 160-acre organic ranch in
northern CA. Includes one bedroom/bath rustic cabin, utilities
paid. Duties are to maintain the orchard, irrigation, pasture
mowing, monitor main house. Required skills are general
mechanical repair, gardening, power tool handling. Must be
self-starter, and an experienced gardener. This is a family
ranch, ideal for enjoying nature on a semi-remote homestead.
Garden shared with owners; mountain spring water; cut your own
firewood. Possible small stipend with additional work. Owners are
onsite occasionally. Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

POSITION AVAILABLE for a ranch couple. Remote central California
ranch needs a self-starting, ranch-raised couple for a 400
cow/calf operation. Job includes working cattle horseback,
fencing, maintaining water systems and existing improvements. Low
stress livestock cattling a must. House, utilities, and insurance
provided. Salary will depend on experience. No schools nearby.
Please send your resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY MANAGER COUPLE needed in Truckee. A bilingual couple is
preferred. Housing and other benefits provided after 90 days.
Starting pay at $3,000 per couple per month. To apply, please fax

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE: long-term relationship desired. No smoking,
preferably non-drinking. He to do the 10 acre vineyard, gardens,
65 acres rangeland, errands, mechanics and chores around the
house (some hard work). She to do all housework, cook, and clean.
Located in beautiful Paso Robles Hill Country, California, 93446.
Couple will have their own separate apartment, car/gas and
electricity included. Salary commensurate with experience. Some
English needed. References and background check required. Please

WE ARE LOOKING for an experienced on-site Apartment Manager Team
for our 40+ unit complex in Costa Mesa. This position would be
ideal for a retired couple. Managers will be responsible for
collecting rents, taking maintenance requests, light maintenance,
enforcing rules and regulations, leasing apartments, and serving
legal notices. Experience with multi-unit complexes is a must.
Compensation includes a free two bedroom apartment with all
utilities paid plus a salary of $800/month. To apply, please fax

XXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for candidates for a sanctuary caretaker
to join our team. Applicants must be capable of handling a
variety of issues with animals and people, able to work both as a
team and individually, be self-sufficient, able to work outdoors
for many hours in all weather conditions, and committed to the
care and happiness of our dog and cat population. Previous animal
care experience, excellent communication skills, and attention to
detail are essential, and a background in animal rescue and care
of animals from animal shelters, disease control and medications,
vaccinations, testing, etc. would be ideal. Becoming a full time
caretaker is more of a lifestyle choice than a job, in the
traditional sense. Employment will commence with a 90-day trial
period. The salary for the full-time position is $25,000/year,
and on-site housing is a possibility for the right candidate.
Please send any inquiries regarding the position, or the
requirements, and all resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


AN OLD FARM with new owners needs to be brought back to
functioning condition. No animals yet, new asparagus field needs
fortifying with compost and preparation for sewing organic roots.
Tasks range greatly starting with stable fix up, landscaping,
building habitats for chickens, hens, goats and whatever other
animal and plant that could turn this farm into a self
sustainable organic producing place. Passive solar, pool heating
and windmill projects are on the table. Bring your ideas,
experience or research combine with our access to recycled
resources or just go with the flow. Domestic gardening, cooking
and cleanups, pool upkeep. Side trips to our place in Wasaga
Beach and fellow backpackers log home in Agongquin Park.
Transportation to public transit, side trips to Toronto. Suits
students, travelers/backpackers. $8 hourly or work trade for room
and board. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER required for an 86 unit Westend building.
Duties include general cleaning and maintenance, painting, some
drywall, knowledge of electrical and plumbing. Salary provided,
plus a partial rent reduction. Would prefer a couple. Please


ESTATE CARETAKE needed. Sanctuary, Ltd is looking for a caretaker
with four to five years of experience for our Estate in the Turks
and Caicos Islands. Starting date is January 2008. Landscaping,
Irrigation and Handy man experience all a plus. We will provide
housing. Minimum commitment one year. Please submit your resume
by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

CONCIERGE - CARETAKER needed for a property in St. Barthelemy -
Caribbean - French West Indies. Can be a couple or one person.
Must be able to garden, cook, clean, maintain property (painting,
plumbing, pool cleaning) and understand the use of internet
networks. Position will be open from May 1st - December 1st 2008.
Need to speak or at least understand French and be fluent in
English. Experienced in concierge work where property is offered
to guest or professional chef experience a plus. Live and work on
St. Barthelemy. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank
you to those candidates who have applied for the position for
2007. We are very happy to have already made an offer to a
Caretaker Gazette subscriber.


CONTRACTOR/SURFER wanted in Pichilemu. Lead straw bale cabin
project this Fall. Spanish language not necessary, experience
with straw bale construction preferred. Work in exchange for free
cabin/small stipend. Plenty of surf time. Please contact


HOUSESITTER/PETSITTER NEEDED. We need a reliable and honest
person or couple to stay in our home from December 21 until
January 3 to care for our two dogs (terrier and dachshund). They
are well-behaved and loveable. We live in beautiful Western
Colorado near prime ski areas. Please email your information and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED MOTEL MANAGERS needed for a 14-unit mountain motel.
Couple (or family) only, no singles. Good general maintenance
skills and great housekeeping abilities a must. Skills in
bookkeeping, dealing with the public, and computer reservations
also desirable. You will be provided with a large, historic
manager house with all utilities, cable and phone, plus salary or
commission.  This is a two year contract. Live in a beautiful,
small mountain town 1½ hours from Denver, and walk to a
hot springs resort and the Colorado River. Immediate opening.
Serious interest only, please. Only honest people and with a
solid work ethic need apply. No smoking, no dogs, background
check required. You can view the property at: XXXXXXXXXXXXX but
email only to XXXXXXXXXXXXX with qualifications and/or your

CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER needed. House furnished. Good pay
provided. Need immediately. Must have great references. Please
mail responses to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted in the Castle Rock area. $2,200/month
salary. I furnish a modern apartment with all utilities included.
You pay for the long distant phone. Sorry, but there is no room
for children. Non smoker advantage. Limited horse duties. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HERMIT? A community of hermits is now
forming. For details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING for a fastidious and efficient couple for a ranch
style property in Telluride. Daily maintenance and management
abilities and a hospitality background. Must have excellent
references, be articulate, intelligent and self-starters. The
family will only be in town a few months out of the year (one of
three homes), so couple will need to hire staff (chef and
housekeeper) during family visits. Must have at least five years
experience. Fluency in English is required. Salary depends on
experience. For more information please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX with the subject heading Telluride Couple

FREE RENT in exchange for grounds keeping and animal care for
approximately six months each year. You must love animals - we
have four dogs and a cat. Must be non-smoker, have own income,
and must have a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Large studio apartment
with washer/dryer. Separate entrance and private, beautiful deck
with views. All utilities included. Easy drive to Durango
Mountain Resort and Mesa Verde. Must supply references.

KITCHEN/CABIN HANDYMAN needed for a lodge 70 miles east of
Meeker. With mountains rising above 12,000’, covered with
evergreens, aspen and lush open parks, the White River Area is
considered as the most beautiful as well as the best of all
hunting. We have twice as many elk as any other area in Colorado.
Room, board, wages and tips provided. To apply, please call


PRIVATE HOMEOWNERS are ideally seeking a live in couple to handle
all housekeeping, maintenance and landscaping for their home in
New Fairfield, CT. The home has a private entrance for this live
in position, with good pay. If interested, please email


EVER CONSIDER experiencing the rain forest, the Caribbean Sea and
yoga all at the same time? XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a well known yoga
retreat center in Costa Rica, is looking for volunteers who can
help at the retreat and enjoy the environment and the community
at the same time. Minimum stay is for three months, starting in
August and also in the Fall. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
with a curriculum and a recent picture, or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


17th century coaching inn, famous for being visited by Charles
Dickens whilst writing the Pickwick Papers. We serve quality home
cooked food, and award winning real ales, and have a reputation
for excellent customer service in the town. Our team is small but
perfectly formed, and in need of two more people to complete the
set. You should be non-smokers, friendly, hard-working, (38-40
hours per week), and available over the Christmas period, (not
Christmas Day). One person will be mainly kitchen based, although
we will also bar train you on the bar, the other will be full
time on the bar, and trained to look after the cellar. We expect
you to speak excellent English, and have some customer service
experience. The accommodation is a flat with fully furnished
bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. We do not charge anything for the
flat, and also provide some meals and uniforms. You will be given
two days off a week, consecutively and with each other. Please
apply to Hayley at XXXXXXXXXXXXX including resumes and photos, as
well as a letter explaining your availability both for interviews
and to start work. Many thanks

HOUSESITTER needed from December 2nd to February 12th, 2008. I
live in a village called Evercreech and have one dog, who will
need regular walks. My house backs onto open countryside and has
beautiful views. If you enjoy walking or want a peaceful holiday
you will love it here. There is a local bus service. If you hire
a car, my home is within easy motoring distance to the historic
towns of Bath and Bristol, Glastonbury with the ruined Abbey and
the Tor. Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, etc. References are required.
For more information, please email Joan at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


FLORIDA BEACH HOUSE!!  Looking for a responsible person to
house/dog sit for one week over Thanksgiving, from November 17 -
November 24. We can't pay, but our house is 2.5 blocks from the
beach in Atlantic Beach, one of the prettiest beaches and
vacation towns in Florida. We have a lovely house and yard in an
awesome neighborhood, and it's only a five minute drive to the
cute shops at the town center. We have two chow mix dogs (four
years old) who need someone to feed/walk/love them while we're
away. This could be a regular gig for the right person. Please
have references available. For more info, please email Emily at

A MARCO ISLAND COUPLE in their 70s seeks a Chef/Household Manager
for their home here and in Wisconsin. Primary responsibility is
cooking healthy meals (about 70%); other 30% includes household
management duties such as running errands, light housekeeping
(housekeepers come in twice a week), household filing, etc. The
right candidate will have experience and/or professional
training, be a self-starter, can work independently, and have an
honest and pleasant personality. Salary to $60,000 and includes
living accommodations and benefits. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT CARETAKER needed in Ocala. Requires a full time person
or couple to maintain a 38 acre gentleman's horse farm. A lovely
apartment, salary and fringes are provided in beautiful
surroundings. Farming skills are necessary. Only honest, stable,
hardworking person(s) need apply. A thorough background check
will be conducted. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE NEEDED, with no pets, to run a resort in the Florida Keys.
Maintenance, housekeeping experience, and computer skills are
required. Housing Provided. Fax resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Manager/Housekeeper. They have two standard poodles and many fine
furnishings requiring special care. Work hours are 9 to 5. They
have a 17,000 square foot home on a river and enjoy entertaining
every Friday night. Salary commensurate with skills and abilities
and includes housing and benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available at a small private growing facility
in Fort Lauderdale. Prefer a couple who aspire to live the Mother
Earth News lifestyle. For further requirements and information,
please check our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Dordogne, France from October 2007 to April
2008. We are in a small hamlet, surrounded by gently rolling
hills, sunflower fields and vineyards. The nearest villages,
Allemans and St. Severin, are 4km away, and more facilities can
be found 10km away in Riberac and Aubeterre sur Dronne (we are
70km from the Bergerac airport, and 110km from the Bordeaux
airport). We have a beautiful 17th century Farmhouse, with two
cats. Every year from October/November to April we go to South
Africa so we need someone to live here. You can see more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX. This would be ideal for a couple with no kids.


DOMESTIC COUPLE AND/OR PERSON(S) needed for a southern hunting
plantation. This is a full-time position offering year-round
employment in the fields of culinary, gardening and entertaining
guests. Housing can be provided if necessary. This beautiful
plantation is located 85 miles east of Atlanta. Please forward
your resume with references via email to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX located four miles from downtown Cartersville needs
volunteers for the 2008 summer recreation season: need two
couples, 21 years or older with a factory built, self contained
camper trailer or motor home at least 18' long. No other persons
can live with the volunteer couples during the volunteer period.
Two pet limit per couple. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more


IMMEDIATE OPENING AVAILABLE for a service oriented couple or a
qualified single person, at a one acre ocean front retreat on the
Big Island. This can be long-term or seasonal. You should have
knowledge and practical skills to maintain solar electric,
generator, tropical organic gardens, and structures. Check in,
greet and interact with guests and feed/care for one cat.
Hawaiian island experience is a plus. Neat, clean, organizational
skills, ability to live simply, enjoy nature, tropical setting,
and beach lifestyle. Down to earth, clear, mature, loving, not
afraid to work, self motivated, honest, health oriented. Able to
work with and/or coordinate additional part time garden and
cleaning help. No smoking, drugs, pets, or children. In exchange,
you will receive a private oceanfront Bali style A-frame, compost
toilet, outdoor bath, and all utilities paid. Additional pay
dependent upon skills and abilities. This is old Hawaii: a small
local fishing village, non-tourist, unique! For more info and to
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE IN THE CARIBBEAN - FOR FREE. Experience the real Honduras at
this remote beach retreat. We are looking for a retired couple to
manage a beautiful, small beach resort (six units) in Honduras.
To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please email


HOUSESITTERS NEEDED in Southern Hungary, near Pécs from
November 2007 - March 2008. Person(s) needed to help with heating
cost, please. We ended up accidentally with two neighboring
houses in this picturesque Hungarian village. We need someone to
stay in one of them over the winter months to keep it heated thus
dry. The cost of heating we need to ask you to pay is $250/month.
Have a look at our place at XXXXXXXXXXXXX For more details,
please get in touch with XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY on Idaho's River of No Return in the Frank
Church Wilderness area. Remote resort needs a cook for the fall
steelhead fishing season, now through November. Room and board,
and salary provided. Also possible long term employment for a
couple. Cooking, cleaning, grounds keeping, country store, winter
caretaking ... all aspects of running a wilderness resort and
outfitting business. Room and board and salary. Must be willing
to live remotely with limited access. Possible guiding and
boating opportunities. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOTEL MANAGERS needed in McCall. Earn a good salary and live
rent-free in a beautiful two-bedroom, one bathroom cabin. Must
have a minimum of three years experience in motel or apartment
management, with basic computer skills. Please email resumes
along with salary requirements to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls,
please. email only.

RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE needed to live on a beautiful private
Southwest Idaho farm. This position has a home, utilities, garden
space and a small salary provided. To apply, please mail your
resume and references to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED with horse experience. Stall cleaning, painting,
fixing fence etc. Prefer someone with own trailer; free board/use
of facility for maximum of two horses, small salary with
potential for extra hours. Close to Coeur d'Alene. Must be honest
and reliable, and provide references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOUNTAINTOP HORSE RANCH in northern Idaho, 21 miles from
Lewiston, needs help. Seek a mature, possibly retired, animal
lover for all around caretaking, building, repair, gardening
work, etc. Must be a hard worker and drug free. A construction
background is a plus. Willing to learn to care for horses and
other animals. Position is for one year possibly longer. Please
send resume and work references, attention XXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Background check upon hire. Living space, meals and possible
small salary to be determined. There is a vision here to create a
peaceful space of beauty for humans and animals to rest and heal.
A retreat. Come work, and enjoy the incredible view and nature
with us.


A NORTHFIELD, IL FAMILY needs three employees immediately for
their 25,000 sq. ft. home who would divide the duties of
Household Manager, Housekeeper, Nanny, and Cook. Either the Nanny
or the Housekeeper will be a live-in employee; the other two will
be live-out. All must know how to swim (they have a swimming
pool), have good English, be legal to work in the United States,
and enjoy children and pets. They should also be honest,
detail-oriented, able to anticipate needs, and pleasant.
Housekeeping responsibilities include laundry, organizing,
packing for travel, and traveling with family to homes in Chicago
and Florida; Household Management responsibilities include
purchasing and inventory. All positions offer excellent salaries
and benefits. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for an older couple in Chandigarh, India. We
prefer a single lady without any encumbrances to look after
household affairs, cooking, etc. for an older healthy couple.
Respectable stay accommodation provided, with food and amenities
available. Besides free accommodation and food, remuneration of
Rs 3,000/4,000 will be paid. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MANAGEMENT TEAM needed. Willow Park, a XXXXXXXXXXXXX, is seeking
a dynamic management couple to join us as live-in co-managers in
Evansville. We are interested in couples with at least three
years of management/supervisory experience. If you like working
with people, are patient and understanding with good work ethics
- we may have the career for you. We offer compensation package
that includes a competitive salary and a benefits package that
entails training, vacation, housing, meals, utilities, health
insurance and a 401K plan. Please mail your resume to

THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY is available for the right couple or
person. Live free in a historic Victorian Bed & Breakfast in
northern Indiana. Duties include: prepare breakfasts for the
guests and clean. The B & B is located in a beautiful, small
town environment with shops within walking distance.
Non-smoker/non-drinker. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for details.


RENT FREE HOUSING available. Salary negotiable. Located in a
beautiful setting: bluffs, rolling hills, timber, and wildlife in
the Yellow River Valley of northeastern Iowa. Position available
that requires upbeat and friendly person/persons who are in good
physical condition with a good work ethic. Farm background
preferred, interest or knowledge of horses, and carpentry skills
preferred. Duties: grounds upkeep, greeting guests, chores, and
odd jobs. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MOTEL MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed in Dawson Springs. Employer is
seeking a semi-retired couple to operate and manage a motel. He
would prefer a couple, for the reason that it is a 24 hour a day,
seven day a week operation. It is a 12 unit Motel with an
apartment that the managers would live in. All utilities are
furnished for the apartment. It has a kitchen, living room, two
bedrooms and a bath and half. The people who take this position
will be responsible for the daily operations of the motel such as
renting, the cleaning of the rooms and taking care of the trash.
Drug testing and background checks will be completed. To apply,
please mail your resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A LEXINGTON, KY COUPLE seeks a Housekeeper now and a Household
Manager when they move to their new home. The home being built is
20,000 sq. ft. with a horse farm on beautiful country acreage. In
addition to the typical duties of housecleaning, laundry,
cooking, organization, errands, etc., they also need someone who
can administer insulin shots to their Cavalier King Charles
Spaniel. Must be detail-oriented; experience in formal service is
a plus. Wonderful chance to make a difference to a transitioning
couple. Salary commensurate with skills and experience and
includes living accommodations and benefits. XXXXXXXXXXXXX


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, lease up to four acres of organic land for
gardening purposes and harvest herbs. Volunteers needed to
steward informal botanical conservancy, farm, outdoor educational
campus and Nature Retreat in Central Maine. Skills: must be a
team player, carpentry, gardening, chainsaw use, electric,
outdoor experienced. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPEND THE WINTER ON A MAINE ISLAND! We need a dog and house
sitter from December 23 until early April 2008. Live on Islesboro
with two active dogs who need two walks a day. Heat is kerosene
Monitor. Prefer non-smoking couple or single adult. Island of 600
people, one store, small school, very quiet, with regular ferry
service to the real world. Driveway is plowed! Please call


CARETAKER/GARDENER(S) NEEDED to share the work and wonder of a 12
acre homestead in the mountains of Frederick County, Maryland.
Free room/board for two days work; pay for extra. I nurture wild
native plants, medicinal and edible, and habitat for wildlife. My
vision is to develop a place where people may come to retreat and
reconnect with nature. I save old variety /heirloom seeds, have
blueberries, rosehips, chickens, ducks, goats, pond, solar
powered lawnmower, etc. Seeking strong person(s) with good
heart/attitude, who communicates well and works cooperatively. I
am a musician and writer. Who are you? Please contact

EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND. Mature Handyman/Housekeeper couple
needed immediately. His skills to include small engine mechanic,
carpentry, some plumbing and electrical helpful - assist farm
managers with landscaping/lawn mowing. Her experience should
include housekeeping duties in fine home with attention to
detail. Good communication skills and a team player attitude are
essential. A one bedroom cottage is provided as well as a pick-up
truck and fuel for business use. Must be dog lovers - no children
please. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resumes and salary

A MARYLAND OLDER COUPLE in good health seeks a hands-on Household
Manager or couple to help them be as independent as possible in
their lives. They live in a beautiful 6,000 sq. ft. home on four
acres, which they will share with their employee(s). They are
looking for someone without any "baggage" who is/are
honest, helpful, very organized, and nonsmoking. Responsibilities
include driving, companionship, cooking, laundry, and light
housekeeping. This is a professional couple who are still very
active and social; they go out to dinner at least four nights a
week. If you have a pleasant personality and would love to
improve the quality of life for two very special people, this is
the perfect opportunity for you. Salary commensurate with skills
and experience and includes benefits. Please contact

“Lighthouse Keepers to Trail Builders”
Dates of Birth: Harry: 8/25/50, Lawrene: 5/14/61
Interests: Carpentry, sailing, hiking, writing, acting, &
Quote: “…I happened upon a path that vanished into a
wood on the edge of town.” - Bill Bryson, A Walk in the
Woods (speaking here of the Appalachian Trail)

Harry and Lawrene Denkers

In the decade since Harry and Lawrene Denkers were profiled in
these pages (you can see their fist Caretaker Profile at
http://www.caretaker.org/profiles.php?ID=profile4#profile), they
have changed their style in regard to caretaking. It all had to
do with the changes any family undergoes.
If you read that first story, you’ll know the couple and
their daughters, Rachel and Anna, then twelve and ten, left their
Ontario, Canada, home in 1996 for three months to act as
lighthouse keepers on the island of Seguin, off Popham, Maine.
(They had learned of the position through a help-wanted ad in The
Caretaker Gazette). But that sort of thing, three months away,
becomes difficult when children hit summer job age (and school
band/drama/team age). So the family thereafter set aside a week
every May to drive the approximately thirty-hour round trip from
home and help “open” the island, with the reward of
staying in the lighthouse for that week while converting it from
winter hibernation to visitor season readiness. Last year they
received recognition from the Friends of Seguin Island for their
decade of commitment. They otherwise did little when it came to
caretaking beyond sprucing up their own rural property.
But the kids got older still, as kids do. Rachel went to Europe
for a year after high school to work as an au pair then was off
to university in another Canadian province. Anna did a year in
Mexico as an exchange student, finished high school, then was
off, too, to university, also in another province.
Harry and Lawrene in those almost-empty-nest (with their
daughters and exchange students from other countries coming and
going) then true empty-nest (when the tick, tick, tick of the
clock can actually be heard) years, tried a bit of hiking. They
loved it. So much in fact that they looked into the various
trails’ advertised requirements for volunteer maintenance
crews. That got them started on a whole new path, so to speak.
First was the Appalachian Trail, specifically the Catskills
section in New York. A week of camping and working with both
trained trail captains and greenhorns like themselves had them
hooked. Then they looked closer to home.
The Bruce Trail that runs along Ontario Canada’s Niagara
Escarpment is a public footpath built, maintained and promoted by
volunteers. Harry and Lawrene became members and hiked a portion
of the Peninsula section and loved that, too. They even managed
to combine lighthouses and trail work when they joined the
Flowerpot Island Light Station volunteer “Paint Week”
work crew to effect some repairs and maintenance upon those
historic buildings. Thereafter they applied to be part of the
Bruce Trail’s “Flying Squad” – on call
for trail work, as it arises and they are able, anytime during
the year – on top of regularly scheduled spring and fall
weekend trail building for which Harry is now a crew leader.
Then they heard about Saba through another help-wanted ad in The
Caretaker Gazette. Saba is a five-square-mile island in the
Netherlands Antilles close to the touristier and better known St.
Maarten. The volcanic geography rises from the sea, so no beaches
– beaches being the main reason the majority of tourists
visit the Caribbean. But with six vegetation zones ranging from
desert at sea level through dry forest to rainforest to cloud (or
“elfin”) forest at the three thousand-foot top (the
highest point in the Netherlands Antilles), fantastic diving and
carefully-tended and extensive historic trails, a hardier, more
ecologically aware, more madding-crowd-shunning visitor is
attracted to the place. 
                Here’s the deal: they work from 7:30 a.m.
to noon each day lugging tools, moving rocks, building steps,
switchbacks and water bars, and hacking back fast-growing
vegetation. Afternoons are their own to fill with snorkeling,
diving, hiking (you’d be surprised at how many just shower
off the morning’s dirt and hike yet another trail), walking
about the sleepy towns or resting up in a hammock with a good
book. Accommodations, some sightseeing, some snorkeling and some
meals are provided by the Conservation Foundation and generous
island businesses.
Harry and Lawrene joined the February 2007 eight-member crew. And
you’ve guessed it already: they loved it. Chain-gang style
mornings of labor in exchange for accommodation? Perfect! They
plan to return next year.
In the meantime, still working their day jobs as self-employed
carpenter (Harry) and editor (Lawrene), they are looking forward
to an April trail building weekend on the Bruce, the June
Flowerpot Island Paint Week, a visit to Seguin, and work on the
Chatham-Kent portion of the Trans Canada Trail, that last very
near their home. 
View from the top of Mt. Scenery on Saba Island


SUNNY SOLAR HOUSE, secluded, surrounded by flower gardens and
hundreds of acres of woods, walking trails and orchards, in an
old, pretty Massachusetts town, located 45 minutes from
Cambridge, and one hour from Boston. In the same region as
Concord (think Transcendentalists) and Lexington (think American
Revolution): it’s a great area for culture, restaurants,
and history. We have an engaging little orange cat to spoil, a
small flock of chickens for eggs, a screened porch, and a cozy
enamel wood stove. Need someone here entire time we are away.
House swap in rural Italy or France for some of the time might be
nice. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for a remote Mexican ranch (mountain ranch
moderate climate). River in front of ranch house/your own cabana
in exchange for half time work to care for farm animals and do
minor repairs. This is beautiful wild country. Please contact Bob

COUPLE WITH NO CHILDREN AND NO PETS wanted to assist owner in
management and maintenance of small resort condo hotel in Puerto
Vallarta, Mexico. You can see the property at XXXXXXXXXXXXX Man
must be experienced in all areas of maintenance repair. Woman
must be willing to assist housekeeping staff regularly. Apartment
and small salary provided. References will definitely be
required. Please send David information that lets him know you
are qualified for this position to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE IN COUPLE needed to run and manage day to day operations for
a motel in Pontiac. Motel management is not a job it is a life
style. So please serious inquires only. Salary negotiable, room
is provided. Experience required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are searching for a
self-motivated, reliable team to take care of a 21 unit-building,
grounds, and apartment turns. Compensation: rent credit and
wages. Must live onsite. Please apply in person at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOCAL COUNTRY CLUB is seeking a highly motivated caretaker. This
individual will provide general maintenance to the Club House,
pool, and activity building. This position will also include
general cleaning of the common buildings and limited grass
cutting, park security; promote safety on the grounds and calling
out major repairs as needed. Works closely with the president to
negotiate contracts with vendors for repairs and prepares a
monthly Caretaker's Report and attends meetings of the Board of
Directors and Shareholders. Hours are 40/hours per week with
Tuesdays and Wednesdays off from mid-April to mid-October. From
mid-October to mid-April it would be about 10/hours per week
while the grounds are closed for the season. Pay will be between
$12 and $14 per hour and you receive a two bedroom apartment rent
free. This position does require living on the grounds year
around. Possible opportunity for spouse to work in an Office
Assistant role. Fax resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


RESIDENT CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER needed. Must be able to operate
mowing machinery and heavy equipment. Basic plumbing and
electrical maintenance too. Salary and home on property provided.
Drug test required. Please mail your resume to Trustees,


CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed to live in a smoke-free country/ranch
setting. Must be honest, trustworthy, and self-motivated. The
chosen individual should be experienced with handling, gardening,
light work with horses, tractor and implement operations and
service, fence and home repairs. Please mail your resume, salary
requirements, job history and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX  


GENERAL MANAGER JOB available in Lincoln at the XXXXXXXXXXXXX. We
are seeking a highly motivated and energetic person to serve as
General Manager at our beautiful limited services motel. No
experience is necessary. Training will be provided. Manager is
responsible for the operations of the motel maximize
profitability, ensure superior service and product quality
(couple preferred). Residence is provided, located adjacent to
the motel. Apply in person with resume at: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking full-time, motivated couples for onsite
self-storage managers. Computer/office and maintenance skills
required. Great locations available. To apply, please fax your

PROPERTY CARETAKERS needed in the Reno area, with home located on
a fishing and recreation lake. This position includes household
duties, property management and maintenance. Handyman and
mechanical abilities are required. You will also be responsible
for various "toys" such as motorcycles, etc. This full
time position is an ideal job for a couple with the above skills
who like some travel and substantial variety. Drivers’
license with clean record required. Moderate smoking and alcohol
OK, but not on the property or while working. No criminal or drug
record, and an extensive background check is required. You need
to be a self starter, and a multitasker, with a strong work
ethic. Long term intentions desired. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


BEAUTIFUL, LARGE HOME available in a lovely area, small town in
New Hampshire by the Connecticut River. Need a handy couple to
help with small jobs, in exchange for free rent. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed for our country estate and horse farm
in western NJ. Responsibilities include barn chores and care of
two dressage show horses, maintenance of lawn, gardens, pastures,
farm equipment, odd jobs, minor painting, repairs, etc. This is
ideal for someone who enjoys working alone. We are looking for a
long term relationship with a dependable person who can assume
full responsibility in the owner’s absence. We provide
salary, paid vacation, studio apartment for one person. Must have
experience with horses and references. Please fax your resume to


WANTED... an artist or writer needed to live in an older motor
home in exchange for yard work and miscellaneous chores around a
quiet, secluded B&B and Art Gallery in southern NM. No bad
habits, drugs or smoking. Must provide references. Will work out
details if compatible. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit my

CARETAKER NEEDED: Private horse farm located near Santa Fe is
looking for experienced and reliable long term caretaker to care
for six horses and family pets on weekends and when the owner is
out of town. This position is suitable for a healthy non smoking
single (or couple) who works from home or has a flexible
schedule. Lodging in exchange for a few hours of work a week.
Available January 2008. Please contact Valerie at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


A PRESERVATION SKILLED INDIVIDUAL is needed to caretake and do
interior work on a historic house in Mount Vision, in exchange
for rent. There will be a contract for 25 hours labor per month.
Utilities not included. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR CARETAKER COUPLE in the Stanfordville area.
Experience is a must for both. To apply, please fax your resume

CARETAKER POSITION available. Fully involved, hands-on caretaker
needed for a Millerton Estate. Requires mechanical, technical,
physical and coordinating skills. House provided along with a
good salary and benefits. Experience and references are very
important. Please fax your resume and references to

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed, can be male or female for a small
gentleman's horse farm on the Staatsburg area. Good wage
provided, with good benefits. You must provide references. To
apply, please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


NON PROFIT ANIMAL SANCTUARY is seeking property and animal
caretakers. Yearly contract available. This would be perfect for
a couple. Housing, vehicle and utilities provided. Near Black
Mountain, NC. Requirements are basic animal husbandry skills,
canine body language knowledge, grounds maintenance. Experience
with a nonprofit organization is a plus. One bedroom, one bath
older cabin is current dwelling. New dwelling to be constructed
after the 1st of the year. Must have a valid driver’s
license and health insurance. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE WANT TO TAKE a month's vacation beginning late January 2008
and need a house/pet sitter. We have three cats, three ducks and
deer who need feeding. Live rent-free in exchange. No kids,
please. For details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX is hiring a caretaker to oversee the maintenance
operation of our facility. XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 1600-acre
non-profit education retreat located off the Blue Ridge Parkway
in Little Switzerland, NC and has operated for 62 years. We host
about 70 programs from April through October for mostly adult
groups. The position is salaried and year round and the caretaker
must live at XXXXXXXXXXXXX in a new four-bedroom house. The
caretaker will organize and supervise the work of the maintenance
staff that consists of two or three workers. The job includes
routine maintenance, special projects, emergency maintenance, and
group services. We hope to have the new caretaker on the job in
January 2008 in preparation for next season. For more information
about XXXXXXXXXXXXX, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
and for a detailed job description and list of questions click on
“full-time caretaker” on the home page. You may also
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX if you have questions.

RETIRED MILITARY/Government Service Couple needed for a caretaker
position on a private estate in Western North Carolina.
Two-bedroom, two-bath home, carport, and a boat for your use on
the Lake – all provided. Duties include: general lawn care,
landscaping maintenance, small engine repair and gardening.
Please send your resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FEMALE LIVE IN help needed for a small quiet farm near Hickory.
Part time, light duty help. Horses and organic garden. Please
respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to look after a 65 acre farm in North
Carolina. Small vegetable garden, horses, and small animals.
Absentee owners. Must be a handyman and a house cleaning and
cooking. Living quarters provided. Please send resume with
photographs to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOG/CAT LOVER WANTED to provide pet care in exchange for a free
studio apartment. No smoking, no drugs. Your pet is okay. This is
a long-term position in western NC. XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

RESIDENT PROPERTY MANAGER needed. Looking for an experienced
hotel/motel manager to live on site and operate a small property
in Elizabeth City. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HORSE CARETAKER needed for a horse farm in the Lancaster area.
Must be a reliable, hard working individual experienced with
horses and all aspects of their care. Duties include daily
morning/evening animal feeding, stall cleaning, maintaining
grounds/ barn and other duties as assigned. Salary includes
onsite living arrangements. We are a drug and smoke free
workplace. Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOBILE HOME PARK MANAGERS needed in the Columbus area. Previous
property managers are needed for mobile home parks. Couples are
encouraged to apply. Maintenance and office experience preferred.
To apply, please fax your resume with your salary requirements to

MANAGEMENT COMPANY seeks a seasoned couple to manage an apartment
community in Mid-Ohio. Responsibilities include day to day
operations to achieve positive financial results. Light
maintenance experience is a plus. The successful candidates must
have a positive attitude, professional image, and possess good
organizational skills. Compensation includes salary, a two
bedroom apartment, utilities, plus a three week vacation. For
consideration, please send both resumes by fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Tulsa. A retired couple would be
OK. House, utilities, and salary provided. You will be
responsible for looking after a small farm near Oklahoma City.
Please send your resume to Farm Caretaker,XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LARGE CATTLE RANCH in Eastern Oregon needs an ambitious couple.
We are in a beautiful remote location. Must be hands on with
maintenance skills, five years+ experience required. Main
residence housekeeping responsibilities, including maintenance of
multiple houses, as well as grounds keeping. Salary, housing,
benefits, and 401K included. Please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a lakefront apartment or RV space in
exchange for work. To apply, please mail your resume to

MOUNT HOOD, OREGON. Immediate opening available for a responsible
couple who loves animals. You would live rent-free in a separate
three bedroom, two bath manufactured home in exchange for
fourteen hours of work per week. Jobs would include mowing,
weed-eating, gardening, irrigation, general chores,
house-cleaning, clearing brush, snow removal and caring for our
four very well-behaved Labradors and two cats when we travel.
This is a beautiful area, great for hiking, biking, skiing and
windsurfing. If you are interested, please email us your
qualifications and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SKIER? WRITER? Spend four months in Bend, OR. Secluded luxury
home in prestigious area. Stunning mountain views, beautifully
appointed. Looking for mature, responsible person(s) to watch my
home and care for my black Lab starting mid-December 2007 through
mid-April 2008. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER needed in a rural Somerset County setting.
Duties include light lawn care, snow removal and cleaning.
Lodging and monthly allowance provided in exchange for service.
Non-smoker. No inside pets. Please reply to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE HUSBAND/WIFE TEAM, without young children, wanted for
onsite caretaking positions in the Philadelphia area. Duties
include groundskeeping, gardening, handyman, housekeeping,
errands, pets. Compensation will include onsite apartment with
utilities, vehicle, etc. English or Spanish language. Willing to
sponsor international candidates. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for
further details.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to maintain a beautiful, wooded country
estate in eastern Pennsylvania. Enjoy country living in a new,
spacious, two bedroom apartment overlooking two ponds and a
stream. This position is a fisherman’s delight, as the
ponds are stocked with fish for your enjoyment. This location
allows you to connect with nature as there are deer, ducks,
turkeys, etc. roaming the property on a regular basis. This is a
long term position. Please send your qualifications to

CARETAKER/YARD PERSON needed in the Ligonier area. Some knowledge
of farm equipment required. Please mail your references to


PROPERTY MANAGER/CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Saudi businessman seeks
an experienced domestic couple to provide hands-on maintenance
and management of his property. Duties will include cleaning,
cooking and butler service when employer and/or guests are in
residence. Compensation is excellent, including a 12 month
renewable contract, one month salary, and return trip airline
tickets. Candidates must be knowledgeable and considerate of
Saudi customs, culture and protocol. This is a live-out
arrangement (negotiable) and requires a professional couple/team
willing to do what it takes to get the job done. Please reply
with salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Tayside, Scotland in October 2007. I have a
spacious home, and one cat. My home is ideally located near the
countryside and tourist attractions. For more details, please


SELF MOTIVATED household manager needed for a high profile,
Upstate South Carolina couple with two adult children and two
dogs. Long term commitment ideal. Highly organized, mature woman
desired to supervise cleaning crew and yard service in
maintaining large home and guest house to the highest of
standards. Must be detail orientated. Must be computer literate.
Will also be responsible for overseeing wardrobe maintenance and
packing for frequent travel. Ability to cook for up to eight
people desired, as well as coordinating with caterers for larger
entertaining. Live-out position with salary based on skills and
experience. Knowledge of area helpful. Please email resume with
references and salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Cheraw. Approximately 20-25 hours per week. This is a great
opportunity for an individual with basic knowledge of painting,
electrical, plumbing and carpentry. HVAC a plus. Some grounds
maintenance required. Must have dependable transportation and own
basic hand tools. Must be honest, dependable and able to work
with minimal supervision. Salary based on experience. Credit and
background check required. Please send your resume or letter of


SEASONAL RESORT ATTENDANTS needed March 1 - November 30, 2008 at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Chamberlain, SD. All departments. Prefer adult
couples. Interviews begin October 15. Applications and job
descriptions are available at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or please call


WOULD YOU LIKE TO TEACH ENGLISH Abroad? If you are creative,
flexible and can think on your feet, and have an appetite for
adventure, then living abroad teaching English may be a great
opportunity for you! YZ English language school is currently
seeking a motivated and dependable English teacher for afternoon
and night classes, Monday to Friday only. The students are from
3-14 years old. You could be their new teacher for the year! You
will need a minimum of a BA from a four-year University or have
completed a TESOL/TEFOL certificate. No teaching experience
required, we’ll train you. We offer an excellent salary,
free housing, transportation, and training. You would be working
in a professional and fun working environment. Please send your
resume and a photo of yourself to XXXXXXXXXXXXX 


TENNESSEE – EASTERN MOUNTAINS. Seeking a mature, married
couple with integrity, wholesome life style, and a good work
ethic for caretaking of three cabins and approximately 24
mountain acres next to the Cherokee National Forest south of the
Smokies. The Caretakers’ cottage, XXXXXXXXXXXXX, has two
bedroom/1.5 bath with gas, wood, and electric heat and air and an
awesome view… DSL is even available! (The cottage is
provided, utilities are extra.) Duties include upkeep and
improvements to the property, fences, etc. For your animals there
is a small pasture, a horse stall, ample garden space and
thousands of miles of trails. We are between Knoxville and
Chattanooga. Suitable references required evidencing integrity,
honesty and character. A small deposit is required and a thorough
background check will be conducted. Please email us at

CARETAKER WANTED for a two hundred acre farm in Bolivar,
Tennessee approximately 50 minutes east of Memphis. Position
begins on or about November 1. Must love animals and have
experience with dogs, cats, dairy goats, and horses. Organic
farming knowledge a plus. Must be capable of supervising
construction, fencing, paving, etc. and be willing to work
closely with owners and contractors on finishing this farm out.
My husband and I travel occasionally and want someone to care for
our animals and property as if it were their own. Possible
housing on property, excellent salary for the right person or
couple. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


RANCH MANAGER needed for a working/recreational ranch near
Dripping Springs, TX. Hospitality and interpersonal skills are a
must. This is a great opportunity for an organized and
multitasking professional manager/couple. Long term commitment
desired. Salary and benefits package to commensurate with
experience. Only serious and qualified applicants need apply.
Please email resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE COUPLE needed to live on property, non-smokers, healthy,
conscientious, and gracious with people. Ranch and Bed &
Breakfast caretaking. Experience required in property management,
building/grounds maintenance, handyman, gardening, event
coordinating, animal care,  Computer literate, fluent in Spanish,
horseback riding  a plus. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED in Houston. This job would be best for an active
retired couple just moving to the Houston area or a student who
can devote much of week to lawn care and housekeeping. You can
live in a bucolic setting - work for a charming gentleman with
declining health - free apartment and electricity - must gladly
keep the yard and house clean, act as a driver for the owner, do
some light cooking, and help out where ever needed. You should be
free much of the weekend when the family is there to help. To
apply, please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE HOUSEKEEPER, cook, caretaker couple needed for a Christian
household to care for our ranch home near Dallas. Salary and
large separate furnished house provided. Must be responsible for
caring for owners home, some meals and yard work. Recent
references and current driver’s license required. This is a
non smoking environment. To apply, please fax resumes to

drinking, drugs. Live/work on a remote West Texas ranch. Husband:
handyman, maintain grounds, buildings; wife: housekeeping,
occasional cooking, and help with grounds. Housing and utilities,
vehicle and small salary. Please send your qualifications,
references, requirements and how to contact you to:

RANCH MANAGER needed in Marble Falls, 50 miles west of Austin.
Childless couple preferred. Nice housing, insurance, vehicle, and
compensation package provided. We raise alpacas and the couple
must love and understand animals. References required. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in Spring, TX. Caretaker and housekeeper
needed for my Mother. We live in the XXXXXXXXXXXXX off Rayford
and IH-45 North by The Woodlands. We have a nice home and pool. A
non-smoking, English speaking caretaker can move in immediately
if needed. Pay negotiable. Private room with TV provided. To
apply, please call Cynthia at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

COOK with strong basic cooking and serving skills wanted for a
private game ranch in the Austin area. Ranch is used by family
members and their guests and by a private company to entertain
customers and VIPs in a casual yet world-class leisure
environment. Ranch is not open to the general public. Working
under the direction of a house manager-cook, duties will include
working most weekends throughout the year and many holidays,
hosting family members and guests and always making them
“feel at home”, purchasing food and operating
supplies, maintaining inventory, meal preparation, service, clean
up after meals, general house cleaning and doing “what it
takes” to ensure the Ranch house is always ready for family
members and guests and that it runs smoothly. Able to assume lead
position when manager is offsite. The successful person for the
job will readily accommodate an extremely busy but often varying
and unpredictable work schedule. Substance abuse free
environment. We offer salary plus separate housing on grounds and
benefits of medical and dental group insurance, life insurance,
401(k) plan, and paid vacation time. Candidates should have high
school or equivalent education, current driver’s license
plus a good driving record, and references. In addition strong
work ethic, good organization skills and flexible in nature are
desired. Qualified candidates should send resumes with work
history, plus salary requirements and references via fax to


CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER needed for home and grounds in the
Londonderry area. A rare year-round opportunity is available for
an experienced professional couple having no less than five years
in this type or similar position: excellent compensation with
medical plan available. An updated cottage with modern facilities
is provided for living on the property. Caretaker must have
extensive experience working and repairing all related equipment
necessary to keep a house and property in first-class condition
year round. Housekeeping needs to be immaculate in maintaining
this large home with occasional light cooking and laundry. This
full-time, year round situation requiring a dedicated couple who
take much pride in their work. Please write giving details of
past experience of caretaking, housekeeping and availability to
start. Only couples will be considered, long term commitment a
must. Position opens on or about January 1st, 2008. Please reply

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a vacation farm. We are seeking a
mature couple as resident caretakers on a beautiful vacation farm
near Woodstock, VT. In exchange for house cleaning and yard work,
a one bedroom apartment in a separate building from the main
house, and all utilities will be paid. Plus a possible salary. To
apply, please mail your resume(s) to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM MANAGER/GARDENER needed to work and manage the day-to-day
operations of an estate/farm beautifully set in western Albemarle
County. Must have prior knowledge of gardening, plants and
landscaping – both vegetable and flowers/shrubs. Owner is
very meticulous about the aesthetics of the residence gardens.
100 acres of farmland used for raising beef cattle, hay and an
eclectic selection of other animals. Owner is frequently absent
for extended periods, so position requires ability to stay
focused, work independently, and good planning, communication and
organizational skills. Candidates should also be computer
literate, proficient at operating various types of farm
equipment, have excellent handyman skills, and be dedicated. No
onsite housing; rent stipend provided. Health insurance included.
Qualified applicants send resume, references, salary requirements
and personal letter regarding why this is the right position for

A RICHMOND COUPLE seeks a hands-on Household Manager. They have
two other homes (in Wisconsin and Florida) that may require
travel to and from. Other responsibilities include housecleaning,
laundry and ironing, light cooking, shopping, dog care,
supervising contractors, and coordinating social functions. Must
be efficient, proper, and intelligent; at least three years'
experience is required, and professional training would be a
plus. Salary to $70,000 and includes beautiful living
accommodations and benefits. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOMESTIC HOUSEKEEPER (Live-Out) position available in Alexandria.
Duties - cleaning and laundry. Friendly, non-smoking person must
enjoy housekeeping. Competitive salary with health and other
benefits. Experienced only apply. Please fax your work
experience, salary history and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT CARETAKER needed in Orange County. Full-time, hands-on
position including: one Grounds maintenance (i.e. mowing, bush
hogging, weeding, pruning and mulching) for yards, pastures and
orchard, one farm equipment and vehicle maintenance and minor
repairs, one building maintenance and trouble shooting (e.g.
HVAC, security systems). Skills in carpentry, electrical systems
and plumbing are a plus. Successful candidate must live on-site
(beautiful three-bedroom house provided). Initial annual
compensation package (housing and salary) $45,000 for candidate
with all listed skills. Please send your resume and references
to: Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN cabin caretaker needed from November 1 2007
to June 1, 2008. Seeking and individual or couple to stay in my
cabin on 65 beautiful acres just outside of the wonderful
artist/music town of Floyd, VA. Must be clean and neat, non
smoker and non drinker please. This is NOT a paid position but
rather an opportunity for someone to have a beautiful place to
live in exchange for light maintenance and mowing. Please email
Connie for details and pictures at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE TEAM needed. We are looking for a year
around couple to share an on-site apartment for an active
recreational development northwest of Ephrata. Maintenance and
landscape skills a must. Busy summers and quiet winters. Medical
and housing provided. Salary $1,800-$2,200 per month depending on
qualifications. Please mail your resume and letter of interest to

PRIVATE HORSE BREEDING OPERATION in Western Washington needs an
experienced horse person for daily care of about six horses
(broodmares, yearlings, foals). Property maintenance is also
needed. Can be full time for one person or two part time
positions. Will provide living accommodations, utilities and
salary commensurate to experience and workload. The farm is
located in the foothills of the Cascades in a very tranquil and
secluded setting. Please provide information about experience,
present occupation and salary, expectations and requirements.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX (no attachments please, copy resume
into body of email), or mail to XXXXXXXXXXXXX I know there is
someone out there who is perfect for this position; I hope I can
find you!!!!!

farm in Western Washington. We have about two foals a year.
Responsibilities include care of animals and property
maintenance. Will provide recently remodeled and enlarged living
accommodation, salary, all utilities, paid vacation. This is a
private facility, surrounded by hills, trees, a creek and
mountain views, yet close to shopping, medical care, etc. No
contact with the public required. Hoping to find someone that
will enjoy and care for my horses as much as I do.
Smoke/drug/alcohol free environment. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email information about yourself, your expectations and
references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER SOUGHT for campground XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Large stone home
on 3,000 feet of stream front. Satellite Internet/TV/ long
distance phone/ and much more included. Some financial
compensation included. Details can be viewed at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 100+ apartment complex. Apartment
and salary included. To apply, please send your application and

NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN (Buffalo County) 172 acre farm
resort/group lodging facility catering to hunters, scrappers,
quilters, motorcyclists, families, seeks a couple to manage the
resort in owner’s absence. Responsibilities include
cleaning lodge, grounds keeping, routine maintenance and minor
repairs (approximately 15 hours/week) in exchange for a three
bedroom house, and heated garage including utilities. Must have
references and be able to pass background check. Please contact
us through our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MAINTENANCE/HANDY MAN needed for a remote ranch in the
southeastern Wyoming Mountains. Single or empty nester couple
would be ideal. Should have solid carpentry, plumbing,
electrical, fencing, and equipment experience. This is a five
days a week job. Salary, housing, utilities, insurance, 401k, and
work vehicle provided. Please send your resume XXXXXXXXXXXXX


Caring, competent lady seeks caretaking position. Loves elderly,
pets, and homes. Background: secretarial, home care, home
renovation, front desk. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Culinary Institute of America trained, semi-retired chef seeks
full or part time position for a private client, small conference
or retreat center. I am experienced with low fat Pritikin-style
diets, have managed large kitchens at two universities and have
worked for private clients in Seattle and San Francisco.  I have
an extensive catering background for both on and off site
catering operations and have front-of-house management
experience. Interested parties should contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or at my email address which is XXXXXXXXXXXXX Seattle,

Hardworking, Reliable, Loving Care. Woman seeking position as
Estate Manager/Property Caretaker/Personal Assistant. My life
skills are in administrative / management / elder care / security
/ maintenance / carpentry / landscaping / gardening / greenhouse
exotics / pond maintenance. I am friendly, professional,
discreet, honest, clean background, non-smoker, independent,
artist. Prefer to live on site with a salary. Passport and
driver’s license current. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional Couple, Irish/Spanish, in late 40´s, and
living in Spain, and with no commitments, seeking house/animal
sitting/caretaking/gardening work in a warm climate. We are a
responsible trustworthy/hardworking and a ´fun´
couple who need income! Please email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Intelligent, reliable woman seeks a caretaking partner. Please

46-year-old male, physically fit, drug free, smoke free looking
for part-time/full-time position. Can work up to 60 hours weekly
and willing to relocate. For more information, please contact

40-year-old single female (no kids) seeks caretaking opportunity
with potential to be adopted by a family or intentional
community. I'm a professional writer, nonprofit consultant,
gardener, and talented handywoman with five chickens and two
cats. Prefer rural setting or large property in small to
medium-sized cities with wilderness nearby. Please contact

Couple from Seattle seeking a long term housesitting assignment
anywhere in the U.S. Can also provide in-home medical care, and
have years of medical care experience. We can supply you with
excellent references. For more information, please call us at

Retired couple seeking housesitting position October –
April in Maine or New Hampshire. XXXXXXXXXXXXX leave message.

Need caretaking for your camp or unused property in New Mexico,
Mexico, South America or the Caribbean? Have marketing and sales
experience. Quick study. Work hard. Have two dogs. Available now.

Impeccable References for California Bay Area Professional:
Experienced, mature, educated, non-smoking, female seeks local
position as live-in/out Household Manager, Property/Estate
Manager, Personal Assistant.  Although not limited to seniors, in
past positions I have facilitated independent living for Elders
in their homes. Experience highlights are medical services,
bookkeeping, event planning; manager of property (240 units),
contractors, vendors, staff, and caregivers; light cooking,
shopping, driving, and errands. Prefer semi-rural Marin/Sonoma
County live-in position, but will consider location within 1.5
hours drive of San Francisco/East Bay. California born US
citizen, I have been bonded, carry a valid driver's license, and
have a clean driving record. I carry my own health and auto
insurance. Local references will support my competency and
character. Resume available through XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Anyone out there in ranch country who needs a year-round
caretaker with light ranch duty like feeding cattle and horses
and keeping others off your land. Do not want to be a full time
ranch hand. Absentee landowner preferred. Please call

Eyes and Ears of the Land. Caretaker position wanted. Dependable
couple seeks ranch or farm to oversee. Must have own dwelling.
Near Great Trout River in Western USA I am a writer; wife is a
teacher/statistician. Able to do light part time chores, desire
long term and a stipend Willing to relocate anytime. Please call

Two poised, hardworking ladies seek long term caretaker/property
management positions in the Texas Hill Country/central Texas
area. We are educated, self starters, have diligent attention to
detail, skilled in informal and formal service, fiscally
responsible, computer literate with strong work ethics. Can
prepare informal or formal meals. Ability to coordinate and work
with contractors and other staff. Six years experience managing
252 acre private ranch and third home in Wisconsin. Previous
experience for one in restaurant management and exclusive
catering. Previous experience for other in public sector as a
spokesperson. Resumes, references available. Please contact

Retired female teacher and male partner available for
caretaker/house sitting position January through March.
Non-smokers, pet and plant lovers. Florida preferred, but not
mandatory. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional energetic semi-retired couple, avail housesitting
southern California, minimum one year, 2008 – please email

Wanted- Sonoma County Caretaker Position. Couple with two kids
(4, 11) seek reduced rent, trade, or salaried long-term caretaker
position. Garden, farm experience, light handyman skills, very
responsible, Strong references. Bilingual. Space for small-scale
composting for our local non-profit (?) Please email

Seeking long term property caretaker position. 53-year-old male,
carpenter/handyman, reliable, security conscious. 17 years
caretaker/assistant/manager of Colorado estate.  Have tools, 4 WD
truck, RV. Prefer on site housing, paid position in western U.S.
states. Non smoker/ drinker.  Please contact me for
references/negotiations at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

House/pet/farm sitter. Honest, reliable, female, 44, retired,
wanting to relocate to area near Downingtown or SE-PA corner
& Wm DE area. I have a small dog. Experienced with animals,
farm work repairs, will respect your home. Live in only/prefer
long term/Available now. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Certified House Manager seeks long term estate/house management
position. Single female (early 40's) in excellent health willing
to relocate. College educated, 10+ years in private service
employment. Experienced in all aspects of home care, vendor
management, relocation, staff supervision, personal shopping,
large/small animal care, property management, administrative
duties and clothing care. Extensive security training and
experience. Health conscious and physically active. Please email:

Estate/Resort/Ranch Manager seeking permanent management
employment in Scottsdale, Arizona. 20 years of
estate/resort/ranch management. Mature, Educated, long term
management experience in investment industry. Resident in
Scottsdale since 1950. Excellent references. Please call

Housesitter/Caretaker seeks position on Maui. Quiet, mature,
peaceful, healthy, professional. Can provide references from high
profile individuals in the state of Colorado. Relocating to Maui
to write for local publishing company. Need a place where I can
live with my quiet, well-mannered dog. Rural, off the grid okay.
Dog, horse and gardening experience. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking Texas Hill Country Area. We are a professional retired
couple (ages 62 and 59) with horse experience looking to
house/ranch sit beginning in December. Excellent references
available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I'm a trustworthy and reliable 23-year-old University Graduate
looking to housesit in New York City beginning in November.
Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature woman looking for housesitting position in New England.
Thirty seven years experience as a home owner. Non-Smoker, no
pets. Will take care of your pet. Have raised two boys who are
now wonderful, productive independent adults. Available
immediately up to 3 - 5 months or longer. Love to garden. Please

New Mexico House-Sitting Position Wanted. Spiritual, grounded
self-employed writer with angelic disposition relocating to NM
from Annapolis in October. Dependable non-smoker/non-drinker with
sound judgment. Guardian of your home and treasures. Prefer neat,
clean, beautiful surroundings with good energies. Please email

Santa Barbara Area - House Sitting Semi-retired, professional
couple seeking house sitting in Santa Barbara Area January to
April 2008. Can do pet care and home maintenance. Responsible,
capable, non-smoking. References available. John and Fran,

House Sitter/Pet Sitter - Florida Pinellas/Pasco County. Will be
visiting Florida February/March. Available anytime during these
months. Mature female, non-smoker, non-drinker, no drugs.
Experienced and excellent references.  Please email

Experience in estate management, housesitting, caretaking for the
elderly, nanny, and personal assistant. I accept seasonal and
temporary assignments and if my schedule allows, I am available
to be on site within 24 hours notice to assist with unforeseen
situations that require immediate assistance. Foreign or domestic
positions accepted. Professional appearance, educated,
trustworthy and adaptable to various situations. Contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

Property Manager Seeking live-in position on the Big Island. I am
a mature, non-smoking, reliable and friendly individual and
believe in operating with only the highest integrity. I am
skilled at basic maintenance, labor, painting, organic and
conventional gardening, and problem solving. Capable of
overseeing both contracted workers and current employees. I have
over 15 Years of Experience (4 years experience on the Big
Island, 11 years in a Colorado mountain resort) and Excellent
References! Available for short or long-term positions on the
Kona Side. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple, middle-aged, non-smokers, healthy,  conscientious,
seeking live-in situation. Both efficient, keen eyed for detail,
educated, life  experienced, traveled. Open to most countries,
mild to warm climate only. Experienced in caretaking, property
management, home or hospitality administration, hosting, meal
planning and preparation, event coordinating, group managing.
Building/grounds maintenance, gardening, pet and horse care. 
Both computer literate, and artistic. He: photographer and
handyman; she: painter and chef. Gentleman fluent in Spanish,
either open to learning new languages. Excellent references.

Caretaker, housesitter, estate manager. Experienced, educated,
insurable, mature and responsible seeking opportunity to care for
your property. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Finish Work/Carpenter will upgrade your property, highest work
ethic, perfectionist, excellent references, consider all
locations, 30+ years applicable experience, expert painter, like
long hours, extremely clean, easy to get along with, no baggage,
college graduate, computer literate, great listener, experienced
in property management.  Contact at: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RN available for travel, trips, vacation, weddings. Non smoking
environments only. Cost of travel with meals plus daily fee rate.
Can accommodate most social settings. Expertise with adults,
children and foreign diplomats. Have passport. Great references
available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Handyman/caretaker available. Builder with extensive knowledge of
carpentry, cabinetry, plumbing, electrical, alternative building
techniques, gardens and property maintenance. Competent with
boats and their operation. Proficient in the kitchen and at the
computer. Former business and property owner. Good with animals.
Organized yet flexible, with a good eye for detail. Excellent
references. Please call Greg XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Boulder, CO: Healing Arts practitioner (male, 36) seeks
housesitting/caretaking position from January - May 2008. Mature,
reliable, experienced property caretaker. I love pets and am good
with plants. Non-smoker, non-drinker. Returning to Colorado to
attend The Guild for Structural Integration. Please contact

Experienced Personal Assistant, Property Manager, Caretaker,
House/petsitter, Licensed Massage Therapist seeks position.
Mature, responsible, healthy woman will consider all, including
International and travel. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Bahamas - specialist in island living logistics. I am a building
contractor and boat captain from Key Largo. I have the know-how
and connections it takes to overcome any problem in building,
remodeling or living and managing an island property. Remember
most Bahamians have a take you for all they can thinking where
everybody gets a kick back. Looking for long term if possible.

Experienced caretaker seeking position within 20 miles of
Hamilton, NY area - non live in position, pet sitting, house
sitting, light grounds, email job description to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Semi-Professional Female seeks a long-term caretaking/household
assistant position with housing and salary. Experience as a
personal assistant with home renovations, currently manage two
homes, pet/house sitting for busy travelers. Bonded and insured.
Special Education teacher Certification (current for Colorado),
background in domestic/addictions counseling and occupational
therapy. I am reliable, efficient, flexible, and a team player.
Prefer to work in the private sector. My interests include
travel, community and the arts and healthy living. Please contact
Deanna at XXXXXXXXXXXXX for references and detailed information.

I am looking for a Caretaking job on the Big Island of Hawaii.  I
have over 25 years of experience in gardening, landscaping,
carpentry, Electrical, farming, ranching and property management.
 I am a non-smoker, non-drinking individual with a pioneer spirit
who is reliable and organic with a wonderful wife that is as hard
working as I am. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Would like to caretake/game manager your estate or hunting club.
I am experienced, single, non drinker/druggie/no kids/unmarried.
Presently work for the US Government in engineering with Secret
Clearance. I am experienced in farming, ranching, law
enforcement, game management and construction. Formal education
includes Masters and Bachelors degree, numerous law enforcement
and engineering courses as well as computer and radio courses. My
motto is results, not promises. I am capable, willing and
trustworthy. 49 years old, great health, no issues. Email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please be patient with email, I am on a ship and
slow out here. Will be available January 30, 2008. Seek a
permanent position with all benefits and an excellent salary.

Farm/Ranch management position wanted. I have experience with all
types of livestock and equipment. Strong skills in animal
husbandry and nutrition, forage production, irrigation and
business management. Knowledge of organic/sustainable production
methods and fluent in Spanish. Limited experience with grain
farming and cattle feedlot operations. I am looking for a
challenging long-term position. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or leave message at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a housesitting position in Riverside, California. Single
professional woman returning to hometown to be with my mother.
Need housing until I purchase a home. Have three small good dogs.
For information please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple currently caretaking in Montana seeks home/property
caretaking position to start spring 2008. Capable, energetic and
creative. Prefer close proximity to Pacific Ocean, 6 month
minimum. Strong references. Please email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

L.P.N. 59-year-old healthy, energetic, dependable, hard working,
honest lady. I am drug free and have excellent references. Long
term work preferred. Seeking varied positions to accommodate you
and/or your loves ones such as: nursing, caretaker, personal
care, etc. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

House Manager Available North Shore, Kauai, Hawaii Experienced
Property Manager with excellent references seeks position as a
Property Manager / Estate Manager on the North Shore of Kauai.
Skills include: 20+ years management experience, excellent
communication skills, detail oriented, highly motivated,
impeccable integrity, current computer/technology skills. Long
term Hawaii resident. Managing property in Hawaii requires a very
specific and special set of skills which come naturally to me.
Resume Available. Please call (XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaking/Housesitting position desired by mature, reliable,
nonsmoking couple in their late 40's. We are a professional
physical therapist and experienced carpenter, builder, woodworker
who will maintain your home insure its security and care for your
pets. We are the owners of a well behaved Lab who likes other
dogs and cats. Areas desired California, Oregon, Washington or
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