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THIS IS OUR 156th ISSUE!     (206) 462-1818         

Published since 1983                 Volume 26, Number 6

November/December 2008                ISSN 1074-3642      


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 120+ caretaking opportunities in 39 states
and 17 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Island Caretakers-Lynne Macco &Tim Mount
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette



SEEKING A CARETAKER COUPLE for a Gadsden, AL estate. Applicants
must have caretaking experience. Responsibilities include
housekeeping, cooking, lawn, pool, and landscaping maintenance,
upkeep of water craft, upkeep of all vehicles, assist with
entertaining, and childcare. Compensation includes a private
house on a 15 acre waterfront property, and $40,000 a year for
the couple. Health insurance, and paid sick and vacation time
provided. This position could last ten or more years for the
right couple. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


ENJOY ALASKA ALL SUMMER. Volunteer Opportunities available in
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 60 host positions statewide with free
campsite, stipend, training and more. Season is May to September
with a minimum four week commitment. Please contact the volunteer
coordinator by phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our web
site at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


NEED A CARETAKER/HANDYMAN in Bouse, AZ. Welcome to "Desert
Eden", here's your ticket to heaven! This is a divine place
in the world to be but it needs some tender loving, care. This
position offers a two bedroom, two bath very comfortable
singlewide, rent-free, with newer side by side refrigeration, and
washer and dryer. Located on five flat fully fenced foliaged,
beautiful acres that were lovingly planted many years ago (looks
like a river is running through it!) on a quiet street in a great
rural outback neighborhood. Doves coo in the morning and evening,
palm trees adorn the entry, and many oleanders give shade and
character to the property. An observation deck offers a 360
degree view of the mountains! There is also a lap pool! Need help
with watering, repair irrigation system as needed (minor
plumbing), other minor repairs, and odds and ends to care for the
premises as a caretaker. This is a golden opportunity for the
right person. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your
skills and background or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

I NEED A PET/HOUSE SITTER for my dogs, (who are small, old, and
both are 15 lbs) from December 4 - 25, 2008 in Tucson. I may be
able to make other arrangements if you cannot sit during the
winter holiday. If interested, please provide experience,
references and contact information by emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXand typing Tucson Pet/House Sitter in the
Subject Line so we can then forward your email message to the
homeowner for you.

ONSITE CARETAKER needed for a 116 unit townhome community in
Scottsdale. Live on-site, perform light maintenance, janitorial
and other duties as needed. A free 2-bedroom apartment and
utilities included. Mail resume: Caretaker,

FREE RENT for a non-smoking caretaker couple in Fort Mohave. AZ.
Will provide clean, new, rent-free, furnished two bedroom,
unattached quarters in a quiet and safe area in exchange for part
time housecleaning, handyman, and landscaping work. I'm a single
professional male who travels often. No cooking or child care
needed. Must be responsible, fit, speak basic English and have
your own transportation. Character references are required. This
is a great situation for the right couple to have a low stress,
safe, quiet, private place to call home. No smoking inside
residence. No drugs, no drama, no felons. Full background checks
will be run on serious candidates. Photos of accommodations
available to viable candidates. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SMALL PRIVATE HOME on a 40-acre ranchette needs a semi-retired
caretaker couple. We have a beautiful, secluded, woodland
property with dramatic boulders and mild 4-season weather 30
minutes from Prescott, AZ providing great shopping, restaurants,
medical, and services with a small town old-west culture and just
two hours north of Phoenix. We are at 5,500 feet. We are a couple
with a young daughter with just a bit too much on our hands.
Duties include daily caretaking of five horses, light
housekeeping one day per week, plus occasional maintenance of
property. Horse feeding is daily but other duties are flexible.
Days off would be arranged. Work is light and would average to
less than 30 hours a week combined across two people. Additional
work is possible at neighbors or neighboring ranch if desired. We
are seeking a responsible, trustworthy, animal-loving, healthy,
semi-retired couple with knowledge of horses who want a
long-term, tranquil, family home in a neighborly ranch
environment. A monthly stipend of around $600 would be provided
plus a travel trailer site including utilities in a private,
wooded location near a beautiful boulder wall. For the right
couple a travel trailer could also be provided. If you think you
are a match for this unique opportunity please contact us at


Because of the tips and ads that we read in the Gazette, we were
able to snag a perfect position for us with all the on-site
benefits we dreamed of. We were able to market our skills with
the right resume and references and absolutely "steal the
show" and get the job. This is an exciting opportunity for
us! You are a pathfinder Gazette! Thanks, D. B., Camillus. NY

Thanks Diane. Glad to read another Gazette success story!

Gary, with the big slump in the economy, I am wondering how the
Gazette is doing - are there still property owners who need
housesitters and caretakers? I am struggling and I wonder if this
has affected the property caretaking field. E. B., Ada, OK

Eric, at the Gazette, we have been as busy as ever. The global
economic downturn has not had a negative impact on the demand for
housesitters and property caretakers. In fact, we have had
several listings from real estate investors who are stuck with
empty homes that they can’t unload and from property owners
who couldn’t sell their homes and, rather than leave them
vacant when they were transferred to another location, will
employ the services of a caretaker or housesitter to look after
their property.  On the caretaker and housesitter side, we have
many people who have turned to housesitting and property
caretaking either because of the rent-free living aspect of it or
because they have been laid off due to their company’s

Dear Gary, I wanted to let you know after we posted our
Situations-Wanted ad with The Caretaker Gazette we received four
replies to our advertisement. We interviewed with two of them and
we accepted one job offer. The position includes a three bedroom
home, salary and benefits on a 2,800 acre estate!  Thank you!
Without the Gazette we would have never found this position. W.
S., Cloverdale CA

Wendy, we have over 3,000 property owners who subscribe to the
Gazette in order to find people like yourself to housesit or
caretake. Many of our Situations-Wanted advertisers tell us that
they receive multiple offers to housesit or caretake. 

Within a few days after I joined Caretaker Gazette and placed
both a printed and emailed ad just one time, I received a great
response for a one month housesit assignment in Virginia even
though the homeowner did not need me for almost a year - we
scheduled ahead even though we'd never met each other. We kept in
touch once a month while I was assigned to another long-term
housesit. After six months I paid a short visit to Virginia and
met the couple and their pets just once in their home. 11 months
later I showed up as promised and loved my assignment. The owners
were so pleased with me they have already booked me six months
ahead for another five week trip next year. This was the first
time both parties had ever used The Caretaker Gazette. I am now
happy to advertize again after one year has passed for booking
ahead, looking forward to find my next new housesit
assignment(s). R. T., Driftwood, TX
Rose, thanks for sharing this with us.

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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APPRENTICESHIP POSITION available. Located in the Ozark
Mountains, with plenty of recreation such as kayaking, canoeing,
hiking and climbing. Continuing development of a permaculture
demonstration site consisting of passively heated and cooled
straw bale building, windmill, photovoltaic panel array,
vegetable garden, food forest (two acres), community gathering
area with outdoor kitchen, pond with trellises, wildlife area and
the establishment of a non-profit organization for permaculture
education. So far, about two-thirds of the food forest has been
planted. The site is exceptionally beautiful and located within
the city limits of Clarksville. Planting of trees, shrubs and
vines. Cultivation of biointensive garden beds. Working on
aesthetic aspects, which can include artwork or the building of
trellises, buildings or other structures. Research in all aspects
of permaculture design. Working with the local community. Minimum
stay is 2½ to six months. Individual bedrooms, max three.
Pets OK. English, German, and Spanish are spoken. Transportation
is available. Special diet is OK. Please mail

WE ARE BEGINNING THE GRAND ADVENTURE and need help. We have sold
out and moved to a new place way back in the hills in Newton
County. It is very remote - our dream place, backing up to the
National Forest, with a ¼ mile Creek frontage. We are in a
camper right now planning to build a passive solar home and use a
solar array. It is fun starting over from scratch, but tough,
rough living right now. We could always use help. We ask that you
pick up one barn chore and one household chore (of my choice - we
try to match your likes, but sometimes things just need to be
done) and then help two - four hours a day. Right now we have
tents and big air mattresses to offer. Later this year we will
add onto the camper to create a bunkhouse. It is rough living.
You would be welcome to come and stay. We usually suggest two
weeks, and if we all click, then a longer stay would be great.
This gives both of us a chance to back out gracefully. We do not
have phone reception back on the creek and so we can only check
our mail and phone on Fridays. So please call


CARETAKER needed. We prefer a retired couple for our sheep/cattle
property, located 30km south-east of Brewarrina. References are
essential. To apply, please mail a letter and references to

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a country property, one hour’s
drive from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. A recently
renovated four bedroom, two bathroom house, will be provided in
return for one day per week work on the owner's house (i.e.
gardening, cleaning, fire wood etc.) depending on experience.
Other casual farm work may be available. Would be suitable for an
active retired couple. Some knowledge of horses would be an
advantage. To apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED. An onsite position in a small exclusive Rose
Bay strata complex is now available. A small cottage will be
provided. The successful applicant will have a building
maintenance and/or construction background. A single retiree is
acceptable. Package negotiable. Please fax your resume to our
Sydney, Australia office at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


NATURE LOVER'S DREAM COME TRUE. Opportunity to live for free in
peaceful surroundings. Responsible, honest, capable, drug-free
caretaker(s) wanted for tropical 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
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We always reply. If you don't hear from
us, keep trying; server is unreliable.

EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 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:


WE NEED HELP with our one-acre garden at 4,000' on a very remote
ridge above the Carmel Valley on the central coast. Our property
borders the Ventana Wilderness Area. We grow exclusively for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located a further 45 minutes up a steep
and windy dirt road. We are 100% solar powered, including the
well, swimming pool and all residences. We grow a salad mix,
tomatoes, eggplant, hot and sweet peppers, garlic, strawberries,
with many tree fruits and have a gorgeous glass greenhouse for
propagation. We are on the way to becoming a retreat and teaching
center and some work prepares for this. For now, work is mainly
in the garden, harvesting and bed and building maintenance. Some
building skills are also appreciated. Stay at least four days and
be prepared for the isolated although luxurious environment. Stay
in our yurt, cabin (if available), remote trailer, or bring your
own camp. We are a very tidy farm. We are also low impact, (no
pets, meat, tobacco, or alcohol); preserving the integrity of
this marvelous, fire susceptible land. We'll pick you up at the
end of the pavement, six miles distant. Come work with us and
enjoy the mountain lifestyle. Queer friendly. Please contact

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Duck Hunting Club near Wheatland/Rio Oso.
A mobile home, utilities and a small salary provided. Vehicle
required. To apply, please mail your resume to Manager,

WE ARE A SMALL RURAL DESERT RANCH and organic farm with a natural
hot water source located on a hillside in the Salton Sea area of
the California desert. We are quite remote and secluded in a
beautiful desert setting. This is the third incarnation of a
family farm that began in the 1920's, and we have a lot of
experience in organic orcharding. Right now we need a hand here
on the farm with watering some fruit trees two or three days per
week. So we are here part of the week, but need someone to cover
for us for maybe two days each week while still living here the
entire time with us. We will provide a private bedroom and a
bicycle, in exchange for some part time help. We are into mostly
veggie foods, hiking, farming, yoga, videos, bathing in our hot
and cool salty pools, and creative simple living in a tobacco,
drug and alcohol free environment. We would like to connect with
an environmentally conscious earthy person who shares similar
values, for this living situation and work. We can fetch people
at Greyhound (Indio) if you don't have a car. We have internet
access, a guest phone and shared kitchen. Sorry but we are not
set up for kids or pets at this time. Check out our photo album
at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please email us at

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED - Retreat Center Resident Caretaker and
Hospitality Assistant – man/woman or couple needed for long
term, part-time employment in exchange for comfortable two
bedroom/one bath housing on 200 acres of rolling hills and live
oak woodlands just 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. For
information about the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX visit:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For the full job description visit

Active business couple with two children ages 14 and 16.
Residence: 6,000 square feet residence in historic district. For
further information concerning this posting, please visit our

VOLUNTEERS needed in the harsh, beautiful southeastern California
Mojave Desert, 2,200 feet elevation, midway between Los Angeles
and Las Vegas. This is a beginning organic produce ranch. My
goals are to develop a sustainable, self-sufficient, vegetarian,
spiritual, permaculture community where we provide most of our
own food, energy, health care, shelter and income, and trade with
others. Suggested length of stay for volunteers: whatever makes
you happy. Longer is better as I expect to invest a lot of
initial training. But stay however long as it works for both of
us. March would be ideal so you can gradually build up tolerance
for increasing heat. But other months are OK. If you have a
camper, trailer, or motor home, drive that over and live in it. I
can provide hook ups for water, sewer, and electricity. I have
three travel trailers for interns. You may use internet, washing
machine, and solar clothes dryer and the house. Trailers have
linen and dishes. Expect five days a week, minimum four
hours/day, including some weekends. No children or pets. Owner is
a vegan, transcendental mediator, sidha yogi, UFO experiencer,
channeler, dowser, registered nurse with career burn-out in her
60's beginning a new chapter in life. Ranch has grid electric,
well water, septic tank. Domestic animals here now are chickens,
ducks, geese, dogs, cats and bees. Are you allergic to any of
these? No telephone lines, but cell phones work most of the time.
Internet via satellite. This is a great opportunity for a
volunteer to get in touch with the desert, the planet, the stars
and yourself. Meditation, prayer and contemplation are encouraged
during off hours. This is a great place for doing body
purification programs, reading, hiking, de-stressing, writing
that book, getting away from civilization. Opportunities are
available for networking with other high desert organic growers
and composters at meetings, classes, the organic food coop and
community colleges 20 to 50 miles away. Please contact

LOOKING FOR A SINGLE OR COUPLE to watch over property in the
Mojave National Preserve, next to the Nevada border. You must
have your own travel trailer or motorhome for this position. The
property is off the grid so solar power would be needed. If
interested please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

located in California's gold country in Angels Camp at an
elevation of 1,600 feet. Mild winters (no snow) and pleasant
summers. Beautiful property includes a 20 acre lake and five
acres planted in olives and grapes. Duties include 20 hours per
week chores and duties. Need to be on site four days per week,
then you can have time to travel and explore on long weekends or
stay on premises, flexible. A perfect match would be a retired
individual or couple wanting to be close to nature yet three
miles to town with abundant shopping and things to do. Check out
on line XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX web sites for information. Looking
for a one year minimum commitment preferable. You can bring your
own RV or we have a small studio apartment (brand new) available
for living quarters. Please send your resume/letter of interest

opening a new ultra luxury resort. We are currently seeking
candidates for the following positions: Head Butler, Butler,
Butler Coordinator and Butler Runner. To apply, please visit us

100+ acre music camp. We are a non-profit music and arts group
with property in the Sierra foothills east of Fresno, at a 4,000'
elevation. We have beautiful land here with a pond, spring, a
caretaker’s residence and other minimal infrastructure used
during an annual music and arts encampment. The property is semi
remote but on the grid (half-hour drive to nearest town). Work
requirements are minimal, allowing for outside employment or
internet business opportunity. We do require a continuing
presence on the land to discourage theft and vandalism and to
repair and report storm or wildlife damage. This has
traditionally been a non-salaried position with residence and
related expenses provided.  Some opportunities exist on site for
compensation commensurate with experience. References are
required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

our family. We live just outside of beautiful Grass Valley in
Northern California on a private, 50 acre estate. We work at home
but travel often. Your duties include daily house cleaning,
minimal gardening, running errands and, most importantly, taking
care of our two dog "children" and two cats. Please do
not respond unless you have a true love for animals and enjoy
keeping a tidy house. Must be able to climb stairs, as we will
provide you with a comfortable, furnished studio apartment above
our detached office/art studio. Utilities paid plus small salary.
Looking to replace my own childhood nanny for whom we could
always count on to take care of us with a smile on her face.
Hoping to find someone without outside distractions - someone who
has already raised their family - Someone who is content running
our house and not just looking for a temporary place to live.
Sorry, no pets. Ours must be #1. Please contact


CAMELOT FARMS is seeking a couple to manage a high end private
boarding stable located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The job
includes all aspects of operating a boarding stable. The managers
are responsible for running the barn, looking after the horses,
ordering feed, contacting vets and blacksmiths, making
appropriate arrangements with weekend or part time staff as well
as general maintenance and repair work, keeping the driveways
cleared, and the grass mowed. Compensation is commensurate with
experience. A four bedroom house is provided as part of
compensation. The start date is as soon as possible. Please reply

HOUSE SITTER NEEDED from January 6 - April 25 2009. Live in our
luxury post and beam home, close to Ottawa, Ontario. Housesitter
will need to sit one dog, four cats, and six chickens that live
outside. Must be a non smoker, drinker, and very clean. Four
miles of cross country skiing/snow shoeing are available on the
property. For further details, please email

GULF ISLANDS: Immediate full-time caretaker opportunity for a
Canadian couple on a family owned large private island. Easy boat
access to B.C., ferries, and Victoria. This position requires
strong skills working with equipment, vehicles, machinery,
building and road maintenance, and guest services during the
summer season. Caretakers must be comfortable with isolation yet
good working with visitors, contractors, etc. Monthly salary,
housing, utilities, TV/Internet, large garden plot and extended
vacation opportunity provided. Please fax information about your
availability, qualifications and references to

ECO EQUINE EXPERIENCE requires a caretaker ASAP for an indefinite
period of time. Caretaker must be fit, capable, and impassioned
with horses and country living in Ontario. For more information,

VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA. We are looking for a responsible,
reliable couple to caretake/manage our small resort near Port
Hardy on northern Vancouver Island. We have eight cottages that
require cleaning and maintenance. We provide our home and all
utilities. Good for people in need of time away from the city
life. Must be bondable and have some hotel management experience.
Starting May 2009. Will turn into full-time job for the right
people. You can see our resort at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
your resume and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


beautiful Caribbean mountaintop private property on the Dutch
island of Saba (English speaking). Tranquil environment of
fourteen hundred people, including a small medical school,
mountain trails and pristine scuba diving. Non-Smoking, high
energy gentleman needs help maintaining gardens and doing odd
jobs. A fully furnished private house including utilities is
offered in exchange for a few hours help Monday-Friday. Food
allowance offered after thirty days. Prefer someone that would
appreciate the uniqueness of the property. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your phone number ASAP.


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in southeastern Colorado, from mid/late
October for a month. I need a couple or single person (non-
smokers) to care for my property and animals... horses, goats,
dog, cats and an assortment of birds. Easy chores. I feed and
water in the morning (about half an hour) and again in the
evening (15 minutes). Accommodation will be the master bedroom,
attached bathroom. House has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, den,
lounge, kitchen with attached dining room. Clean and tidy. TV,
DVD, video, wireless internet, sewing machine, fax. Property is
in town and has seven acres. Use of car possible. You can walk to
the excellent community library and to town. Our rural, farming
community population is 2,000. First time housesitters are OK.
You just ought to love animals. Please email

EXPERIENCED SINGLE MALE or husband and wife caretaker team needed
at a hot springs spa in a beautiful, remote Colorado Rocky
Mountain area. Prefer experience in construction, plumbing,
electrical, snow removal, maintenance of grounds and pool
cleaning. Customer service experience a plus. Offering rent
exchange plus hourly salary for various positions. Position
available immediately. Must be honest, reliable, work well with
others and be respectful of the healing springs and environment.
Must have impeccable references. Please email a letter of
interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more information check out
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE needed to manage/maintain a Mountain Retreat
west of Denver. Must be a hard working non-smoker and have
experience with plumbing, electric, HVAC, carpentry, painting, AV
systems, operation and R&M of heavy equipment, plus auto and
small engine R&M, forestry work/management; Provide
care/exercise (ride/drive) for two Morgan Horses. Must provide
guest services and housekeeping. Compensation: Housing/mountain
view duplex, plus salary and bonus.  Please fax your resume to

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. A very responsible, healthy,
trustworthy, animal loving, couple needed to live at a mountain
estate in Conifer, CO. Caretaker house is on the property. Duties
include housekeeping/cleaning, grounds maintenance, care of dogs,
horses, irrigation, ponds, lawn, operate and maintain tractor,
and equipment. High altitude living - one hour drive from Denver.
People oriented, non smoking, No drugs, (no children), must speak
English, be available 24 hours a day during busy times (May
through October), except pre-arranged vacation. Private living
accommodations with salary and health benefits. Personal
utilities not included. References required. Mandatory background
check. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a private, family owned
vacation ranch in Colorado. Duties include day-to-day management,
housekeeping, occasional cooking, and other duties on a
part-time, as needed basis. The ideal candidates will also be
reliable and family oriented. Salary will depend on experience.
Must be willing to undergo a background check and drug testing.
To apply, please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOUNTAIN HOUSE available outside of Boulder, with spectacular
views. My wife and I own a house in Gold Hill, which is a former
ghost town with dirt roads, a seasonal restaurant, a general
store, and an elementary school. A couple of hundred people live
here. The house has two usable bedrooms and one bath. We have
been renting it for nine months and occupying it for the summer
months. Now, we are hoping to find someone who will return year
after year to take care of the house from September through May.
We would charge no rent, but ask the occupants to pay the
year-around utilities, which aren't enormous so long as you are
willing to use the wood stove. We, naturally, would like someone
with house-fixing skills, and someone who knows how to leave a
house clean for the owners. Gold Hill is a very friendly,
somewhat hippie community. The winters are long. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RETIRED COUPLE ONLY, in good health, wanted for a full-time
position in Denver, Colorado. Duties may include but are not
limited to light housekeeping, organizing and management,
landscaping and grounds maintenance, snow removal, general
maintenance, minor electrical and plumbing repairs, and
occasional subcontractor supervision. Must like animals. Some
weekends required for house and animal sitting. Large, private
and separate 3,500 square foot caretaker’s residence
provided. Must be dependable, honest and take pride in your work.
Salary depends on experience. Background and reference check
required. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BUSY AND PROFESSIONAL BUSINESSMAN searching for live-in domestic
couple for his condo in Denver. Owner's children are grown and
are no longer living at home but visit occasionally and he has a
pet Golden Retriever. Job description: Live-in domestic couple
needed as cook/housekeeper/light maintenance. Must be
professional, pleasant, hardworking, clean, reliable, honest and
flexible. Job duties: grocery shopping, cooking - menu planning
and food preparation, general household cleaning, laundry,
ironing, minor household repairs, taking care of dog, and
maintaining household supplies. Couple not allowed to bring
children or pets. Owner has 2nd home in Aspen and couple must be
able to travel to this property when needed. Salary based upon
experience and negotiable. Benefits: health insurance,
vacation/sick time and vehicle will be considered. Please reply


RESIDENT CARETAKER needed to do maintenance work for a 75 unit
condo complex. Caretaker will be responsible for the upkeep of
the general aesthetic appearance including general cleaning, pool
chemical inspections, trash removal and minor repairs. A
background check and a drug test will be required. Housing is
available. A retired individual is welcome. To apply, please mail
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED in Kent, CT. We are an English/American couple
who have just bought 65 acres on a private, boat-free lake near
Kent, CT. It is a beautiful place, but we are at the start of a
multi-year investment and improvement process. We are looking for
a caretaking couple who between them can take care of our four
bedroom house and begin with us the process of making the land
what it can be. This will be active but rewarding, and you will
have a fully renovated four bedroom caretaker house and much
privacy. Outdoor maintenance, laundry and cooking a must, and
child care is an attractive extra. We are happy to provide
necessary training such as cooking school, landscape and
equipment training, etc. To apply, please email


CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a beach house rental and retreat
property. This is a great opportunity for a bilingual couple to
live and work full-time in the beautiful beach resort town of
Nosara, Costa Rica. Cleaning, cooking, handyman, gardening,
telephone, and general maintenance required. Must be organized,
professional, non-smoker, self motivated, positive, progressive,
with good communication skills, and some computer experience.
Vehicle ownership is important, but not essential. We are seeking
a couple who currently are living in Costa Rica. Compensation:
housing and utilities provided, plus minimum pay. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and to learn more, please
visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


AN ECUADOR CLOUDFOREST opportunity is available. House, dog,
land, llama sitters wanted during owners’ absence. Formerly
run as a lodge and retreat, the property consists of five timber
framed buildings on 30 hectares of pristine cloudforest with
three waterfalls, forest trails, gardens, greenhouse, and lots of
pets. This is a very friendly local farming community. Looking
for reliable, practical, and ideally Spanish speaking animal
loving housesitters for a minimum of six months. This would be
suitable for a couple, family, or group of friends. No
individuals. Must enjoy your own company, love nature, and
remoteness. Responsibilities include animal care, general
maintenance of land and buildings, full-time occupancy.
Opportunities include growing own vegetables, practicing Spanish
with the locals, teaching English to local communities and
schools. Live rent free in a beautiful wooden cabana overlooking
rolling hills and forest. For more information and photos please
visit my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please send an email
explaining why you are interested in this opportunity to


I NEED a pet loving housesitter from December 20, 2008 to January
11, 2009. I am looking for person(s) to reside in a beautiful
countryside setting, stay in a log cabin and look after two
German Shepherd dogs and three cats. For more details, please

HOUSE SWAP NEEDED - England for Palo Alto, CA. I have a five
bedroom house between Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon. I need a
similar size house in Palo Alto for a long term swap. If you are
interested please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in East London for various time periods. I
live in a house with garden and have 13 cats, so I would prefer
somebody with pet experience and who would be available to
administer medication if needed at the time. The most important
asset I am looking for in a housesitter is a love of animals.

A RESIDENT CARETAKER is required for an exclusive apartment
building in Maida Vale, London W9. Salary is £18,000/year
plus rent and utility, and a free one bedroom flat. Hours are 8am
to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12:30pm on Saturdays. Duties
include maintaining security, minor repairs, gardening and
assisting residents. A part-time housekeeper/cleaner is also
required to work 8am to 12:30pm Monday to Friday. Salary is
£7,000/year. Consideration will be given to a couple
fulfilling these roles. To apply, please call

CARETAKING COUPLE needed in the Bridgnorth/Telford area. A large,
modernized flat in a beautiful rural country house is offered
rent free with small remuneration to a caretaking couple who are
able to pursue their own part-time occupation. This might suit a
semi-retired couple. Possible part-time employment on a busy
estate in rural Shropshire could be offered to the right
applicant. Sorry, no children or pets allowed. Good references, a
valid driver’s license and being a dog lover are essential.
Please post your reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


an “intern/apprentice/assistant” to learn all aspects
of running an Inn in sunny Steinhatchee, Florida. We will provide
accommodation in our Inn, all utilities, Satellite TV, Internet
and local phone plus $750/month. We also have a swimming pool.
Must be able to work outside in the Florida heat when required.
We use organic methods on all of our landscaping and vegetables
that we grow. Must be computer literate, non-smoker, no pets. As
we are an eco-lodging we do not use chemicals to clean the guest
rooms, we supply organic coffee and toiletries to our guests.
Water and energy conservation are a big part of our life here. We
will also teach you basic plumbing, electrical and QuickBooks as
part of your training. This is an ideal position for someone just
starting out from school or for those that want to run their own
Inn but do not know where to start. Please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your details and why this appeals to

FREE ROOM RENT (small room) available in a five bedroom, three
bath home, for the right person in Hudson, FL. I am looking for a
capable, retired person with no outside employment to act as a
caretaker and handyman for my property in exchange for room,
utilities included, with cable-TV, high-speed Internet, shared
bath, washer/dryer, and use of kitchen. Work will be part-time at
20 hours per week. You will be expected to be able to lift and
carry fairly heavy items, work in the yard (including mowing and
tending flower gardens), be handy with carpentry, and be
available, within reason for any and all reasonable chores. You
must not drink or take drugs (except prescribed), no recreational
or illegal drugs, of course. Must also be a non-smoker, since, if
you work out, you must furnish excellent references which will be
checked. You must also be able to pass a credit and background
check. You must have a car, since this is a rural location, with
no bus service available. You will find this is a rewarding
position and you will have absolutely no expenses with the
exception of your personal needs. I am a retired individual who
can assist to a reasonable degree with certain of your chores
and/or jobs. This is an excellent opportunity for the right
person. Again, this is only for a single individual, couples need
not apply. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I AM LOOKING for a live-in/resident general manager/handyman for
my rentals, farm and home in the Apopka/Zellwood area. Applicants
must have own transportation and tools. Part if not all of
housing rent will be considered as compensation. Looking for a
mature man or woman or couple, may consider a small family.
Applicants must send resume and complete an application which
includes a background check with a $25 background check fee which
will be refunded if accepted for the job, but is not refundable
if the background check is failed. To apply, please contact me at

VOLUNTEERS needed for carpentry work, wood repair, painting,
maintenance, organization, tending vegetables, greenhouse
maintenance, pond installation, plant identification, weeding,
pruning, planting the large trees that are stuck in pots,
building medicine wheel garden, irrigation repair, business
organization and marketing. Knowledge of organic methods for
fertilization and pest control. All or any help will be
appreciated! Beyond the farm: clay artistry, tile painting, sign
making. Accommodation includes private outside hot shower,
kitchen/fridge/stove, bathroom, place to park camper or tent
area, any length of stay considered, pets and children
considered. We are across the street from the river - canoe
access down the street. Transportation is not provided - we are
out in the country, 20 miles to town. A bike is available, but
it's a long way to the nearest store. We have classes at the farm
teaching everything from cooking with herbs to making soaps,
lotions, salves, and herbal crafts. We focus mainly on herbs and
have over 300 varieties, but we also propagate hummingbird and
butterfly plants and grow rows of greens and veggies and shiitake
mushrooms for us to eat and sell to restaurants. Please contact


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Charente – in south west France. I
live in rural Charente where I have a nice home and an
interesting collection of animals and birds. I spend ten days a
month in the UK and would be pleased to welcome someone who would
be able to house-sit and look after my family of creatures at
least during the ten days each month that I am away. If this
could be of interest to you, please do get in touch with me.

A TASTE OF FRANCE. Accommodation provided and part time work
available on a horse stud farm which runs a busy insemination
centre in the summer. More hours available May to August.
(Department 37). This is a great opportunity for a fit couple to
discover la vie en France. Experience with horses and dogs is
necessary. References required. To apply, please call

HOUSE/PET-SITTER NEEDED in southwestern France from 2/23/09
through 3/24/09. The village is called Bellegarde du Razes, 30
minutes from Carcassone. Must be trustworthy, animal lovers and
non-smokers. The main requirement is to look after our Springer
Spaniel. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


NEED VOLUNTEERS to work in my garden, alternative building
projects, care for poultry, clear forest trails, clean stream
pools, maintain existing systems, carpentry projects, and fencing
the garden. Goal is to create a teaching farm/class on
sustainability/alternative simple lifestyle. I will accept
volunteers 12 months out of the year. Accommodations are a studio
and library – one room studio/composting toilet. Library
has bedroom at end/wood stoves in both shelters/ outdoor kitchen
in garden. Work expectations – four hours per day/five days
per week. Food provided/food preparation responsibilities shared.
I live on the 50 acres alone except for chickens, two dogs, two
cats, and lots of wildlife. Spring and fall are nice and
beautiful! Winters are cold and wet and shelters need
improvement. Summer is hot, humid and buggy (insects)! Located 40
minutes from Macon, GA. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE LOOKING for a housesitter from December 15th 2008 until
March 15th 2009. We are looking for someone to take care of our
4-year-old dog (setter mix) and 14-year-old tomcat. The house is
in the north of Germany, about 35 km from Hamburg. It comes with
sauna, jacccuzzi, open fire place. Lots of nature (forests, open
fields) just outside the garden. You might need your own car,
there is hardly any shopping facility in the village, and public
transport is limited. However, nice neighbors can take you along
for shopping once a week. We pay for the house and its additional
costs like gas for heating, water, and electricity. You have to
pay for your own food, transport and phone calls abroad. Also
bring your own laptop. For more information please send an email

OUR FARMHOUSE in the beautiful Black Forest needs an occupant(s)
during November to March. Your costs are utilities only. Stay a
month or four. Enjoy hiking, cycling, skiing, fresh air or why.
Please write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for photos and details.


HOUSESITTER WANTED on the island of Rhodes, located 11 miles
southwest of Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea, from January 10 to
March 10, 2009. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands
in terms of both land area and population, with more than 100,000
people. I am searching for a mature female housesitter who loves
cats. Must be tidy and quiet. For more details, please call


in Pahoa, Hawaii. One or two people needed who want to live at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. There are income possibilities with
products already developed. Need people for work in gardening,
the orchards, carpentry, small machinery skills, and saws/mower.
We do not provide a salary. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED COUPLE needed long-term to manage and live in a
beautiful large new ocean front XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on the Big
Island of Hawaii. A high standard of professional household
management and service is required. Excellent cooking, cleaning,
serving, and handyman skills are necessary. Must have excellent
references, non smoking, no drug, criminal, or alcohol history,
no children or pets. This is a prize opportunity for the right
couple. Private furnished ocean front apartment. Please email
complete resume (with photos if possible) clearly detailing your
qualifications and experience including salary history to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has volunteer work exchange internship
openings available. We are a 300 acre Noni and tropical fruit
farm in the lower Puna District of the Big Island of Hawaii. You
will have your own cabin, nice folks, tons of free fruit, etc.
Surfing lessons, gatherings, Kirtans, free Bhakti, Karma and
Hatha Yoga classes. Vegetarians, no smoking/drugs/alcohol. Please
email us for more information and pictures. Please email


“Island Caretakers - Lynne Macco and Tim Mount”
Dates of Birth: Lynne Macco:  4/3/58, Timothy Mount:  4/23/49
Interests: Sailing, backpacking, exercising, cooking, knitting,
yoga, photography, having fun together
Quote: “There’s no such thing as bad weather” 

Lynne and Tim
Lynne Macco and Tim Mount knew the job they were looking for when
they subscribed to The Caretaker Gazette in 2006. Tim spent some
time sailing along coastal Maine and on one of his trips stopped
at Seguin Island, about 2½ miles offshore, near the mouth
of the Kennebec River.   The island is known for its lighthouse,
the only operating 1st order Fresnel lens north of Virginia, and
for the panoramic 360 degree views of the area. He went ashore
and met that year’s caretakers who stay on the island from
Memorial Day to Labor Day. He learned that the caretaker position
was advertised in the Gazette and that’s how the caretakers
got it.  
Although they weren’t ready to take the summer off, Lynne
and Tim subscribed in 2006 and began fantasizing about the
worldwide opportunities advertised. Then in the spring of 2007,
the ad for the Seguin caretaker position was posted in the
Gazette for the 2008 season and they responded.
The Friends of Seguin were looking for a compatible couple with
some boating experience, who would be willing and able to
maintain the grounds and buildings, perform repairs and show
visitors around the lighthouse. In addition, the caretakers were
required to make a presentation at the organization’s
annual meeting during the summer. The light and foghorn are
maintained by the Coast Guard.
Tim is a college professor and choral conductor and Lynne is a
physician and acupuncturist. Tim grew up on a farm and had lots
of outdoor experience and Lynne spent time restoring old houses
and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Newlyweds and avid
sailors, they spent a month cruising on their sailboat -- a 32
foot catamaran -- and found it was a good test of their ability
to get along in close quarters.  They both have their
captain’s licenses.
After the application and interview process with the Friends of
Seguin, the not-for-profit organization that took over Seguin
Island in 1986, they were selected as caretakers for 2008. They
downsized and packed up their remaining possessions into a
storage container. Lynne doesn’t miss her hectic commute to
Manhattan where she worked in a busy medical practice. She loves
to knit and cook on the island, including pies made from freshly
picked berries.  
When they arrived in Bath, ME for their journey to Seguin, they
quickly learned one of the most important things about island
living: you may not get to travel as planned.  While the weather
was beautiful, high seas made the journey in a boat laden with
gear unsafe and the start date was pushed back two days. So
instead of arriving on a weekend, when there would be volunteers
available to help get their belongings up the 136 foot climb to
the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, they were assisted by
their boat captain and last year’s caretaker, who had gone
out to the island to open the house before their arrival, and
start the “donkey engine” which powers the only
working tram in Maine since the late 1890’s.
Their initial duties included a lot of mowing. There are five
breathtaking and varied hiking trails on the island, which need
clearing and the grass around all the buildings needs to be cut.
The Friends of Seguin have a wish list of projects they would
like to see accomplished but give the caretakers discretion to
use their creativity. Tim decided to conquer some big projects on
the lighthouse tower itself. The 53 foot tall granite tower,
built in 1857, had sustained major damage to the entrance doors
and an upper window in a storm in 2007 and these had been boarded
up since then. They repaired them and now visitors can enter the
tower through the main entrance. Tasks abound. Although the
island is offshore, it is actually on the grid because an
electric cable runs under the water to the island. The water for
washing comes from a well downhill from the house and cisterns in
the house need to be kept full. The composting toilets need to be
maintained. The well water is not used for drinking and potable
water is brought to the island each week when they go ashore to
shop and run errands. There is always something that needs to be
replaced, repaired, or painted. 
Some families who visit the island have had an annual picnic atop
the hill for decades and return with new generations of children.
Sailboat cruisers like to tuck into the cove and pick up a
mooring for the night. The cove composting outhouse, maintained
by Lynne and Tim, is known as the finest on the Maine coast.
Everyone wants to know if the ghost stories that circulate about
Seguin are true.  
There is plenty of time to stop and enjoy the island, one of the
most beautiful spots on the planet:  hiking, picking the
bountiful berries, bird watching, boat watching, knitting,
baking, reading, and writing. Friends of Seguin limits their
caretakers to only one season. Thus Lynne and Tim continue to
peruse every issue and email updates of The Caretaker Gazette for
that next caretaking opportunity, wherever it may be.  They will
be taking early retirement in January 2009.  
The lighthouse on Seguin Island


HOT SPRINGS RESORT in the mountains, north of Boise seeks a
couple to manage day-use operations. Pays well, based on
experience and good references. This position can be year-round
or seasonal. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


for this full-time position, please mail your resume to


MAINTENANCE CARETAKER needed for our Southridge community in Des
Moines. We are the largest privately held, multi-family
development and Management Company in the Midwest. This position
is responsible for the community grounds, trash removal, cleaning
and maintenance of the property. Two or more years of experience
and the ability to work on call are required. Basic electrical,
plumbing, painting and HVAC skills are preferred. Dominium offers
a competitive salary, incentive bonus program and a full benefits
package including medical, dental, paid holidays and vacation and
a 401(k). Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


AN EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN COUPLE is needed for a friendly family and
their second home in Pietrasanta, on the coast of northern
Tuscany. Must be capable, flexible, versatile, hardworking,
self-motivated, non-smokers, and happy. Must be good with
children and dogs. Some knowledge of Italian is an advantage.
Housekeeper work includes all domestic duties, handyperson with
do-it-yourself skills, gardening, driver skills, and providing
security. Flexible hours but week-end work required. This is a
long-term position, with small separate accommodations in a
charming location, with olive trees, and only 10 minutes from the
beach. To apply, please email your resume to


WE ARE SEEKING hard working volunteers who will work in all
aspects of our operation in exchange for a bedroom, simple food
and great "on-the-job" training as an organic farmer.
We have only one - two bedrooms, but some other, more primitive
sleeping arrangements would be available for other interested
parties, or those who may not want to commit to the entire
growing season. The Vital Foods program is a non-profit
initiative of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  We are located in
Oldham County, twenty minutes west of Louisville.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is comprised of 1,300 acres of beautiful
farmland, utilizing biodynamic practices in all aspects of the
farm. Our program includes a cooking school, market gardens, and
backyard-style demonstration gardens. Our goal is to help people
rediscover that eating is a "seed-to-table" process,
and to inspire people to buy local, eat seasonal, and grow some
of their own food. We would prefer that inquires come in via
email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX but we can also be reached at


CARETAKER NEEDED to live on a historic museum property. Free rent
of one bedroom apartment is available in exchange for caretaker
duties. Must be available nights and weekends for tours, special
events and security. Details and an application are available in
person Tuesday – Saturday from 10 - 4, at


MANAGER COUPLE needed. We are looking for a couple to manage, and
live at a storage facility in Arundel. Position comes with a
spacious two bedroom apartment. Qualifications must include,
computer experience, excellent phone skills, work independently
and be able to interact with people. Position available
immediately. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SINGLE HOUSE/CAT-SITTER needed. We are a retired American couple
living on a converted whaling ship that is over one hundred years
old. It is now a beautifully restored and maintained antique
yacht which is our permanent home. We are berthed in a marina
which is part of a golf resort at the very southern tip of
Malaysia near the Singapore border. The location is up the Santi
River in a jungle. Here at the resort there is golf, a swimming
pool, kayaking, biking, tennis courts, jungle trekking, forest
walks, wild monkeys (slightly aggressive if you have shopping -
so bags-be careful) wildlife, and more. We are frequent travelers
and need a single person with some mechanical skills (if needed)
to housesit when we are away. Typical daily duties would be to
look for leaks when it rains, water the plants, observe crews
working hours, and other small daily chores plus feed Polaris,
our ship’s cat. Polaris is a Siamese cat who loves people
and has few demands but loves to talk and be the center of
attention at times. He is also fussy about his litter boxes and
doesn't like them if they smell bad. The resort can be reached
easily by ferry from Singapore which is also the closest large
city. Ferries run a few times a day direct to and from this
resort. We welcome expressions of interest from single persons
who would be interested in this type of caretaking so we can make
contact and let you know exactly when we will be away. This
house/boat/cat sit is for the entire time we would be away as
someone needs to be there every night. Other travel should be
planned before or after the housesit, but local village shopping
trips from the resort go on four times per week on the resort's
courtesy bus for your convenience. For more details, please call


Gloucester. We are seeking a salaried resident night
manager/caretaker to reside on our property through September.
Duties include greeting overnight guests and ensuring their
satisfaction, maintenance of the Clubhouse facility and help with
other facets of club operations. For a confidential interview
please contact the General Manager at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


bedroom house with a great ocean view available to caretaker
(couple or single person) in lieu of care for larger house (three
bedroom) and property on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Property is in
Chicxulub Puerto, six km from Progresso and 30 km from Merida in
Yucatan. Pay for telephone, electricity and own food. Larger
house to be rented by owner, caretaker will assist renters.
Spanish and English language preferred. For more information,

HOUSESIT IN PARADISE. A loving, experienced dog sitter is
desired. Ollie, a six-year-old Golden Retriever wishes to share
her beautiful home with a caring companion from November 11 to
December 10. Her home is nestled between the mountains and Lake
Chapala in beautiful Ajijic, an upscale artist and writer's
community in Mexico. Ollie will be happy to take you for a
leisurely walk each day a few blocks to the plaza, the lake or
shopping. For evening’s dinner, music and dancing can be
had at any one of the dozen or so fine restaurants within easy
walking. For longer jaunts into nearby villages the bus line is
one block from the house. References required. Please email


SINGLE MANAGER or a couple on site are needed for an apartment
complex in southwest Oakland County. Must be capable of assuming
responsibilities for operation and leasing. Good benefits and
housing for qualified personnel with minimum of three years
management and maintenance experience. Please mail your resume to

FREE RENT in exchange for light labor. We are looking for a
mature couple to assist our parents in their own home. Our
parents are independent, highly educated and capable people who
need some assistance to continue their life style and interests.
They live in a lovely 80 acre country setting near East Lansing,
Michigan. The caretakers’ apartment is the upstairs floor
with private entrance, two bedrooms, bath, kitchen, deck and
beautiful views. Duties would include light housekeeping, some
cooking, errands, gardening, groundskeeping, and some driving.
The caretakers must be Christian, thoroughly trustworthy,
responsible, and quiet. Non-smoking. No pets. Three references
requested. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/maintenance team needed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
Minnesota’s largest non-profit provider of housing and
services for seniors has an opportunity for a live-in Caretaker
to provide general maintenance and housekeeping for a 40+ unit
housing complex near the North Metro. Preferred applicants will
have building maintenance knowledge along with caretaking
experience. This position requires a boilers license,
driver’s license and experience with lawn care, appliance
repair and re-keying. Basic plumbing and electrical a plus. Must
have strong interpersonal skills, willing to be flexible, on-call
and work with seniors. Position includes a two bedroom apartment.
To apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PRIVATELY OWNED upscale Mississippi River Hunting Lodge in
Issaquena County needs a Husband-Wife team for a caretaker-
hunting guide and lodge cook-housekeeper job. Requires experience
in deer hunting, agriculture, and ability to cook for parties of
10 or more. Please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


EMPLOYER IS SEEKING a full time farm and ranch worker. This is a
dryland wheat, and cattle operation in Larslan, MT. Mechanical
skills a must. You will need to do fencing, operate machinery and
maintenance and do repairs. Seeking a person looking for a
long-term commitment. Housing is available on a school bus route.
This would work well for a couple who want to run some cows. No
phone calls. To apply, please fax your resume to the


LIVE-IN COUPLE needed in the Las Vegas area. Wife needed to do
housekeeping. Husband needed to do landscaping, maintenance, and
take care of the animals and horses. Non-smokers preferred. To
apply, please mail your resume and references to

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND needed. We are looking for a couple to
manage a small, quiet, adult RV park in Moapa, and take care of a
few horses. We have lots of green lawn, mature trees, horses and
a year-round warm water stream that runs the length of the
property. We are looking for a responsible couple who is
semi-retired with handy-man skills, good people skills and no
drugs. Must like horses, a rural lifestyle, and staying busy. We
are a quiet oasis less than an hour from the lights and noise of
Las Vegas and 35 minutes from Mesquite. Work consists of:
cleaning and re-supplying restrooms and laundry room. Greet and
check in guests. Be here to keep an eye on the property. Some
light maintenance, weed-eating, yard work, sprinkler repair and
picking up trash. Feed and water horses. Clean water troughs as
needed and clean corrals. Days off are negotiable, but, must work
weekends. Housing available. Immediate opening. Position pays
$600/month plus an RV space. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED ASAP. Will need to care for our two dogs and
one cat. Live on premises rent free in full accommodated house.
Must care for our animals, be a handy man, run our wood stove,
and clear the snow during the winter. Prefer an elderly, retired
gentleman with an outside income. A smoker is OK. Please call


CARETAKER WANTED in northern New Jersey for an estate house
surrounded by 140 acres of woods/fields, 30 miles to Manhattan.
Handyman and basic farm skills desired for maintenance of house,
grounds, and a few cattle. Individual, couple, or small family
applicant accepted. Equestrian experience a plus; we seek to
develop a small horse barn and trails. This is a long term
situation for the right person. Free housing provided in a
charming cottage house for 20 hours/week. To apply, please call


CARETAKERS WANTED. Ethical and friendly live-in couple or single.
This is an excellent opportunity with appreciative, thoughtful
employer on a beautiful 500 acre ranch in northern New Mexico.
Position includes a brand new, unfurnished, one bedroom house,
including utilities, overlooking the Pedernal Mountain. Salary
provided, negotiable. Year round, 35-40 hours/week. Duties
include (but not limited to) animal care and stall cleaning;
maintenance of grounds, roads, equipment, buildings (possible
house cleaning), vehicles and watching over ranch and animals
when we're away. Must love remote living (four miles from hard
road, 75 miles from Santa Fe), animals (two horses and dog) and
staying busy. Must have full complement of common sense, take
initiate, be responsible, flexible, hard working, generally
handy, dependable, speak English, be sober and a non-smoker. Must
provide references and be willing to submit to a background
check, and drug testing. Must have a valid driver's license and
four wheel drive vehicle. No pets please. Not suitable for
children. Please email your resume and references to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 65 acre farm located on the Chama
River in Abiquiu. We have five acres of wine grapes, over 70
fruit trees, and alfalfa all farmed on fertile river bottom land.
We are looking for a summer intern from April 15 to September 15,
2009 (for a minimum of three months). Work on your own schedule
up to 40+ hours/week. Previous experience not necessary.
Willingness to work hard, ability to listen to instructions and
apply information. Help with managing all aspects of Viticulture,
and orchard maintenance. The work is shared among the vineyard,
orchard, landscaping of gardens. Tasks include bed preparation,
composting, pruning, planting, mulching, trellising, watering,
and weeding. We are landscaping with native plants, reseeding
fields to lower weed infestation improve soil, drip irrigation
implementation. Furnished one bedroom apartment, garage and
private courtyard provided. No transportation available. No
children or pets. Non-smokers only. For more details, please

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Portales NM area. It is rural, safe,
secure, and quiet here. No tobacco, drugs, pets, children, or
problematic alcohol. Rent-free, moderate duties, long-term. No
salary. You will need outside income and a vehicle. To apply,


LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OR SINGLE PERSON to exchange rent for work
on our property and home in rural New York State. This is
beautiful country in the western foothills of the Catskills with
lots of working farms. We are 18 miles from Oneonta – the
nearest shopping town. The newly constructed 1,350 sq. ft.
cottage has a bedroom, and full bathroom downstairs, porch with
beautiful views, eat-in kitchen with all new appliances, and a
double height living room with pellet stove. The upstairs is
large enough to be a second bedroom and an office, etc. Kids and
pets are OK. Work 16 hours per week in return for rent. Duties
are a combination of gardening, tractor and other machinery
maintenance, cutting and splitting wood, snow removal, errands,
caring for pets and small flock of sheep when the owner is
traveling, and managing household projects as needed. Must be a
non-smoker, and have excellent references. Please email


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX CARETAKER needed for a full-time,
permanent position. A background in building or related trade is
an advantage. Strong handyman skills are essential. This person
works within our property team which is responsible for
overseeing security and maintenance of the college's buildings,
equipment and grounds. Unfurnished accommodation in a four
bedroom house on the school grounds is provided. To apply, please
mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOTEL MANAGING COUPLE POSITION available in the Nicaraguan
Caribbean. We’re a small beachfront eco-lodge on a
traditional English speaking remote Caribbean island with
incredible fishing and diving. We have 14 cabins 45 miles off of
Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Requirements: Willing to work as a
team at a 4 star lodge in third world country, six month
commitment, must speak Spanish, general knowledge of hotel and
restaurant operations, general knowledge of mechanics,
generators, plumbing, electricity, (alternative energy helpful),
patience and a good sense of humor. Please send your resumes and
photo to receive more details on the job description and
compensation. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to house/dog-sit for a week from
February 13 - 19, 2009. I have a 1,100 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 2-full
bath apartment in a large apartment complex in Greensboro. I have
a dog that is about 65 lbs that comes with the apartment. He is a
black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix. There are shops and restaurants
within walking distance. You will need to walk the dog at least
three times a day and feed and water him. That's pretty much it.
If anything goes wrong, the apartment complex has an emergency
maintenance line to call. For more details please email


RESIDENT MANAGER COUPLE wanted for a 60 unit elderly complex in
Carrollton. No experience necessary, but must have maintenance,
plumbing and electrical skills. Duties include cleaning, grounds
keeping, snow removal and office work. Must reside on site, A two
bedroom apartment is included, plus salary. Please mail responses

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for various times over the next two years in
Dublin, OH (a suburb of Columbus). I need someone to stay in my
lovely condo with a cat! The condo is quite large, over 1,800
square feet. There are three bedrooms, the master with large bath
on main floor. Two other nice bedrooms upstairs with a full bath.
Hardwood floors on the first level. Just steps away from bike
trails and the city pool. Easy access to shopping. Dublin is an
upscale community with its claim to fame being the Memorial Golf
Tournament held in June. Jack Nickolas is the founder of the
tournament. This is a national and international event with all
the best golfers from around the world playing in Dublin. My
condo is just a short drive, bike, and doable walk to the
Muirfield Golf course where the event is held. Ohio State
University is in Columbus. Many cultural and athletic events are
offered all year. For more info, please email


COMPANION(S) NEEDED for an active, older couple. Non-drinker to
help care for organic garden, chickens, goats, horses, sheep and
pigs on 75 acres. Room, board, small salary. To apply, please

FARM CARETAKER couple needed in Tulsa. Retired couple would be
OK. House, utilities, and salary provided. You will be
responsible for looking after a small farm near Oklahoma City.
Send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

a mature, self-starter, mechanically inclined person who likes to
work outdoors. Key job responsibilities include the care of Club
property, grounds, water department testing/maintenance and
general security. Benefits include use of nice home, some paid
utilities, monthly salary (dependent on qualifications), truck
and health insurance allowance, with potential yearly bonus.
Ownership of truck is necessary. Applicants subject to background
checks and drug/alcohol testing. Please mail your resume to


CARETAKER NEEDED for an executive vacation home near Elkton OR on
the Umpqua River. Duties include: landscaping/gardening, small
equipment and pump maintenance, fence repair, care of main house
and other specialty projects. Experience required. Couple
preferred. Your own RV is required until living quarters are
completed. Please mail your resume and references to

OPAL CREEK ANCIENT FOREST CENTER, an environmental education
non-profit, seeks a year round Facilities Director’s
Apprentice at our magnificent facility in the heart of the Opal
Creek Wilderness near Lyons, Oregon. Duties include facilities
upkeep and improvement, maintenance of our hydro-electric and
solar power systems, maintaining vehicles, coordinating
contractors and more. Position begins 11/8/08 as an apprentice
learning our systems over the winter and becoming Director in
April 2009. See XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply. Benefits include
housing and medical. Pay depends on your experience.


RESPONSIBLE CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We seek a non-smoking couple
to live-in and handle housekeeping, pets and grounds-keeping for
two active people and occasional guests in a fine 3,500-sq-ft
home with indoor pool in a Philadelphia suburb (Main Line).
Responsibilities include food shopping, errands, trash and
recycling, laundry, cleaning, breakfast set-up, cooking dinner
three – four times each week, occasional small dinner
parties, care for furnishings and two cars, light gardening, and
leaf, snow and ice removal as necessary. Care for two small dogs
and koi in the pond. Housesit 60 - 100 days/year. Required Monday
- Saturday with vacation and holidays and flexibility while
house-sitting. Accommodations: one bedroom apartment over the
garage, central air, parking space, and a five-minute walk to the
train. Compensation is commensurate with capabilities and
experience. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


STARLING BACKPACKERS in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South
Africa is seeking volunteers. Imagine a tranquil farm tucked away
amongst the ancient trees of the prestigious 'Garden Route' and
only a few minutes' drive from the heart of the world renowned
beauty of Plettenberg Bay. Turquoise beaches fade into the vast
deep blue oceans highlighting the town in which this backpacking
village is situated. Whether you are an extreme sport fanatic, a
food lover, a nature indulger, a friend of the animals or if you
just really want to relax and take in the scenery - you've found
your spot! Our rest house (hospice) for HIV positive people just
opened in KwanaKothula, Plettenberg Bay and we need volunteers.
To apply for our volunteer positions please send your resume to


RESIDENT MANAGERS NEEDED for a local Self-Storage company. We are
seeking a resident management team for our Florence location.
Must live on site. Bookkeeping skills, light maintenance and
people skills required. Good pay, insurance, bonus plan and paid
vacation included. This position would be ideal for a couple.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSEKEEPING POSITION available. A luxury apartment complex is
seeking a dependable, highly motivated, self-starting individual
for a full-time caretaker position. Hours are Monday - Friday,
8am - 5pm. You must live on-site. Salary package includes
insurance (life, medical and dental), 401K and bonuses. Please
send resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or apply in


HOUSESITTER NEEDED for three to four weeks in December to watch
one cat and two dogs in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Will pay. For
more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER(S) NEEDED long-term to housesit our home/property.
We're in the country on the Tennessee River. We have a boat dock
ramp with spectacular views. You exchange 10 hours/week for
accommodations. References required. Please email


COUPLE NEEDED on a farm in central Texas. Wife to care for a dog
with health and mobility issues. Must be able to administer meds
and be aware of the dog's needs. A vet-tech background would be a
plus. Husband needs to be a seasoned horse person for daily care
of show horses including healthcare, feeding, grooming, turnout,
maintenance of property, equipment upkeep, etc. Flexible
opportunity to be involved in daily management. Training
abilities not required. Salary plus nice three-bedroom home
provided (will not accommodate children). No pets. Must pass a
background check. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH COUPLE needed for a cow-calf, hay farming operation west of
Fort Worth. Must be hard-working self-starter, honest, dependable
and experienced in all phases of ranch/livestock work - haying,
equipment R&M, calving, doctoring, horses, welding, fencing,
dozer and pumping. House, utilities, good salary and benefits
provided. To apply, please mail your resume, references and
family photo to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Lakeway for multiple resort condos. Must
travel light and be ready to move quickly when given notice from
house to house. Must keep houses clean and ready for vacationing
guests. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKERS needed for a beautiful home on a small ranch in
the Midland area. Must be able to care for our three horses,
three cows, a donkey and dogs. A three bedroom, unfurnished, home
will be provided. This is a full-time position. Must be animal
lovers. No drinkers. To apply, please call

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Long term opportunity for a married
couple on a remote West Texas ranch. Not a ranching job, but full
time caretakers of facilities and absentee owners when there.
Handy husband can build and maintain structures; wife can cook,
clean and launder, while both take care of grounds. No kids,
smoking, drinking or drugs. Housing, utilities, vehicle and
modest salary. Please send qualifications, requirements and


while the owner is away. Enjoy winter holiday in a beautiful
historic home in a picture book town with lots of time to pursue
your interests. Need a caretaker from about mid-November to the
end of February for roughly ten hours chores per week, in
exchange for lodging. Experience with wood heating helpful.


MASON COUNTY, WA. A retired couple or a mature individual is
required for a gated residential property. Landscaping and
vineyard experience would be helpful. A three bedroom home will
be provided. Work available for a motivated hire. Hours and pay
flexible. Please send resumes and references to

CARETAKER NEEDED at the Driftwood Key Club in Hansville WA.
Duties include work on the docks/marina, building/grounds, and
pool. Experience in basic plumbing, electrical, and light
carpentry are required. An on-site apartment, salary, medical,
sick leave, and vacations will be provided. No pets/smoking.
Physical/background check will be required. Please send your
resume/references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HORSE PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in the Elkhorn/Whitewater area.
Free rent in the guest suite/apartment on our hobby farm will be
provided in exchange for year-round care of the horses and upkeep
of the property. Must be experienced, committed, and have good,
checkable references. You can board your own horse at no charge
as well. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SNOWED-IN WYOMING WILDERNESS RANCH at 8,200 feet, 50 miles from
Pinedale, 22 miles from nearest plowed road, needs a caretaker.
Two to three month stints available now through June 1. Gorgeous
scenery, rich wildlife, indoor plumbing, home-generated
electricity, wood heating, radio-telephone and satellite
Internet. Electrical and mechanical savvy a plus. See
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for pictures. Responsibilities: 1) be
there, 2) keep water running, 3) monitor weather station, 4) feed
cat, 5) shovel two roofs if snow exceeds three feet. No pay, but
we supply food, fuels and "utilities". Snowmobile not
provided. References required. Please email

GUEST RANCH is seeking full kitchen cook/guest services. Year
round opportunity to live on remote ranch. Kitchen open weekends
May thru September and hunting schedule October/November. The
Kitchen is only open part-time. When not in the kitchen there are
office duties, housekeeping, and light maintenance. Camp and BBQ
experience would be helpful. We offer housing, utilities, and
salary. For more information please contact


Semi-retired male, USA, healthy seeks worldwide
placements. Interests: Sustainable farming, living,
transportation. Do all types carpentry, plumbing, some
electrical, barns, garages, small bridges, rock work,
landscaping. Build hand-hewn log cabins, set up springs, passive
solar, small hydro, operate and repair light and heavy equipment.
Do layout and building of roads. Teach and speak English, some
German. Experience in clinical psychology, college teaching,
editing, proof reading. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker maintenance person looking for someone to
partner with to do housekeeping - caregiving - would be nice if
she knows computers. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature Person would like to housesit your home. Can take
care of pets, plants and home... (no horses). Just retired from
Security/Law enforcement...worked for US Embassies around the
world. Will take short or long-term. Please contact me at

Experienced house and pet sitter available for the
Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coast areas (Australia). I am a
50-year-old female university lecturer who specializes in looking
after up-market homes. Excellent references available. For
further details and available dates, see XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Energetic couple seeks home to
live in exchange for in Calgary, Alberta. Animal lovers, plants
would be happy too! Not to mention yard and garden work a delight
:)  Odd jobs no problem! Available to move in immediately. For
opportunities and/or questions, please contact

Situation wanted (North Shore area of Chicago only).
Carpenter – handyman will look after your property during
the winter months while you are at your vacation home. Few weeks
to a few months. Maintenance and minor repairs if needed. 
References available. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email my
lovely wife at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  Non-smoking, hard working,
family man, reliable!  

Responsible, UC Berkeley family mediator - with UC 20
years, excellent character and professional references for a
housesit, boatsit, caretake, while home-building. Available any
amount of time between 10/08-10/09 in the SF Bay Area Love and
respect animals, hardworking, "handy".

Housesitting Family looking for summer month stay (July
2009) in Italy or
France. Very responsible family of four (two teen-age kids. Great
experience with pets and great references.

Mature woman, 48 writer, artist and permaculture designer
seeks on-site edible landscape project to oversee and develop
while housesitting. Homeowner and property manager of 2+ decades
with excellent supervisory skills and a sacred sense of
aesthetics. Graduate degree in conservation management and
sustainability implementation. Servas host for nine years.
Excellent references. No vices. Travel with two well-behaved,
mellow cats. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible 45-year-old female seeking pet/house sitting
situation, or caretaking in San Diego, North County starting
anytime in October or November. I have a BA in International
Business and am finishing writing a book. I have experience
pet/housesitting, and cleaning. I'm conscientious, love animals,
and don't drink, smoke or do drugs. Excellent references. Please

House Sitter available from November to March. Single
mature American male, military, working on a new book, looking
for a quiet place to write. Pet friendly, plant friendly and
vehicle friendly. Anywhere in the world as long as it's
rent-free, salary not required. Please email

Experienced Property Manager seeks a paid
caretaking/property manager position in Spain or
Caribbean/Central America. Extensive experience in Spain and
Caribbean in property, charter yacht and marina management. Villa
and boat maintenance, villa rental, staff management skills,
computer literate and more. Presently located in Ibiza, Spain
managing villa for absent owners. Available November 1, 2008.

Wildlife Manager and Hill Country Ranch Caretakers
available. Responsible married couple seek long-term
employment as ranch caretakers and wildlife managers. Offering 17
years of experience with animals and a hunter's guide.
Construction experience in welding and carpentry. My wife is an
excellent cook. We are non-smokers, neat, and very trustworthy.
We desire to live on site and require a salary. Will provide
excellent references and more contact information upon request.

PhD student and family (three elementary School age kids)
seeking caretaking position in Claremont, CA. Stay at home mom
available for plant/pet care as needed. Hyper-responsible. Our
home in VA is in the charge of a caretaker. We know how the other
side of this arrangement feels. Please call

Lighthouse Home Sitters available. Putting a light of
protection on your home while you are away. We offer: short and
long-term house sitting, pet care (no reptiles), light elderly
care (driver and meals), light housekeeping, plant care, peace of
mind (security and maintenance), references upon request, and
affordable rates. The Scott family at Lighthouse Home Sitters
takes pride in caring for your home. Please contact

Mature, retired couple seek housesitting for 4 - 6 weeks,
February – April 2009 in the south. Prefer SC, Georgia,
Florida.  We are experienced home exchangers. References

Professional couple in search of house sitting opportunity
for period of 12 months in or around the Baltimore, Maryland area
starting as soon as possible. Highly responsible couple with
college degrees. We have a combined knowledge of basic
landscaping and garden upkeep, general home improvement and
repair, and animal caretaking. Contact Info:

Mature reliable semi-retired nurse and well behaved female
Boston terrier desire house/petsitting positions within 200 miles
of Raleigh NC. Available four days per week, Wednesday to Sunday.
Available for holidays in Raleigh only. Excellent references,
reasonable rates. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hi, my name is Pam and both my husband and I are looking
for housesitting or cleaning jobs. We have sat in Massachusetts
for over a month. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We
have excellent references! Thanks ....XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wanted: House or pet sitting arrangement in Santa Fe, New
Mexico from September - May, 2009. Resourceful, responsible
mature lady with two dogs attending school in Environmental
Technologies.  Love animals. Gardens. Can coordinate projects.
Promote events. Excellent references. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Mature, professional man currently living in Ketchum, ID
seeking an interesting situation either in the Sun Valley/Ketchum
area or in a milder climate somewhere south after the
holiday’s (or sooner). Have Masters Degree, several
certifications and very reliable/resourceful. Domestically well
travelled.  Please call or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hawaii - Dependable professional woman wants to house sit
in Kona for three months or more beginning in early December. Pet
and plant friendly, quiet, work via the Internet, and have
excellent house sitting references. Please email

Seasonal Innkeepers/Caretakers available. Responsible,
meticulous, experienced couple with older dog to manage your
B&B or caretake your property in California, Arizona or
Florida. Excellent references. Available November - April. Please

Estate Caretaker looking for estate to take care of in
Massachusetts. We are an active professional couple. I have
recently retired from a twelve-year career as a railroad
engineer. I am currently a professional gardener. My partner is a
compliance officer. We understand the value of caring for home
and property. I have been the superintendent of the last two
rental buildings I have lived in. I am a lifelong Massachusetts
resident looking for a stable long-term position in the Norfolk
County area. References available. Please contact:

Housesitter protecting your nestegg. Out of town, out of
site, how do you keep things running right? Responsible, sincere,
capable, without fear. Tend your property as if it were my own.
Email or phone lets get known, through XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, non-smoking, single woman seeking
housesitting/caretaking opportunity anywhere along the East coast
of Florida. Back in on-line school to get second degree due to
lack of available employment in current area. Avid gardener,
animal lover, clean freak will take care of your home/pets as if
they were my own. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible family seeking caretaking arrangement near
western state (US or Canada) destination ski area. We are clean,
honest, hardworking, property and business owners, experienced
caretakers (including animal care and house maintenance).
Comfortable with small spaces. Flexible dates and length of stay.
Available December 1 – April 1. Please call

Semi-retired Cape Cod/Arkansas couple with extensive
house- and pet-sitting experience wishes long-term assignment in
Dallas, Texas area. Responsible, conscientious, skilled in home
care and maintenance needs. Husband is retired master
electrician; wife former schoolteacher and office manager. Over
years, many experiences providing loving care for aged or ailing
pets. Swimming pool maintenance and plant care specialists.
Excellent references available. Please email

Seeking position of Caretaker/Property Manager or Personal
Assistant/ Concierge for you, your home, family (pets included!),
or business. My experience has been in the areas of property
management, sales, hospitality, human services, construction, and
caregiving for seniors, children and dogs. I am a licensed Nurse
Assistant. I operate heavy equipment. A highly personable yet
professional, responsible, conscientious, open-minded and hearted
woman of 53 years, fit and youthful. Charmed by nature, animals,
children, music, travel and diverse cultural and artistic
expression. Welcome prospects, long or short. Warm and sunny is
yummy! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Christian family looking for a caretaker/manager position
in the Northwestern U.S. We are a non-smoking, healthy,
energetic, mini workforce with expertise in many areas, such as;
home maintenance and repair, landscaping and maintenance, horses,
cattle, fences, hay, property management, snow removal, operation
of a wide variety of equipment, etc. Please call for more
details, references, or questions at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Foreign Service couple (retired) seek homesitting
opportunity in the Santa Barbara (CA) area for a three-month
period beginning January 1, 2009. (Dates are flexible). Please
contact Stanford and Evelina Busby at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Many references are available upon
request. P.S. We enjoy gardening and we love pets!

Experienced European trained chef, special event planner,
director of catering, bridal consultant is available for your
property needs. Have experience in contract negotiations with
vendor/contractors, supervision of staff, multi-task capability,
Ability to wear many hats and function at a fast pace level.
Understands the importance of grand hospitality and service.
Available 10/1/08. Excellent references available. Can pass a
drug screen and background check. You will not be disappointed.

Renaissance Man, 56, athletic and in excellent health,
seeking salaried live-on-site position from November/December
– May/June (possibly longer). Prefer Hawaii or other warm
climate, but that’s negotiable. I’m a high-end
remodel expert and handyman experienced in most all phases of
residential and light commercial construction, including fine
finish work. Looking to be of service in the development,
maintenance or remodel of resort properties or private estates.
Wide and deep skill set, substantial tool inventory and much more
to offer the right employer. A seasonal business owner (summer)
with proven management ability, excellent public relations
skills, integrity and credibility looking to escape the Seattle
rain for the winter/spring, possibly longer. I’m computer
literate, a public speaker, educator, water safety/boating
expert, and musician (guitarist/singer/songwriter). In short,
I’m a “not much I can’t do - McGiver
type”. Married once – well trained domestically
(*wink*). Owners of multiple properties could make good use of my
talents. Whether you need a “Man Friday” estate
assistant or you're an owner in absentia, you can trust me with
your property and personnel. Honest, high energy, friendly and an
engaging personality. Drug and alcohol free, with excellent
references. Resume/photos/contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  

Professional on sabbatical seeks caretaker opportunity.
40-year-old female NS. Location flexible, prefer western US;
duration of months to a year.  Will care for home, property,
animals, pets for adequate lodging in quiet natural setting.  Not
a nanny. Not a slacker. Smaller trained dog accompanies me.
Honest, reliable. References available. Request yours. Please

I am a 50-year-old female looking for a permanent position
as live-in caretaker housesitter for your forest mountain log
home property (with horses?) whether you are there or not. I have
many years experience with horses, I don't smoke or have any
children or pets. I have 4-wheel drive truck, know how to live
and work in snow. I'm experienced with chainsaws, firewood;
taking care of property and animals in cold temps. First
preference is Central Oregon (Bend, Tumalo, Sisters) I will
consider northwest Rocky Mountains, northern Washington Cascades;
east/south central BC/west central Alberta Canada. I would
require a small salary as I am not eligible for retirement
benefits yet. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Housesitting position wanted on Long Island, New York, for
2008 holiday season (duration flexible). Also able to care for
pets. Salary negotiable. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Honest, reliable, energetic couple from NY looking for a
house/pet sitting situation in Italy or France July - August
2009. Available from 19 July until 19 August. Husband is solar
electrician, carpenter, handyman; wife is teacher, has worked
with and owned horses and dogs and speaks French. Please reply to

Property caretaker/maintenance man available. Prefer
Northern California retreat center or private property. Recently
retired accountant, skilled handyman, with retreat center
experience, and great references. Please call

Hardworking couple, with great dog, currently managing a
small resort in Central America seeks new location. B&B,
small hotel, lodge, farm or ranch or land care. Have income.
Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, cooking, cleaning, maintenance.
Small animals. Remote, isolated OK. Any country. Seeking Long

Caretaker, personal chef/assistant, house/property
manager. Available now to serve your needs. I'm energetic,
disciplined, and a hard worker. Bio, pics, and references
available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You'll be glad you did!

Experienced caretaker/estate manager, 56-year-old with 15
years experience in all aspects of caretaking and estate
management. Currently managing a 75 acre estate with staff in
south eastern PA. Professional, trustworthy, excellent
references. Also a lifetime of horse experience. Will relocate,
the Rockies and west are a huge plus. Contact

Mature, established artist/photographer looking for a
long-term paid caretaking position, preferably in NYC/Brooklyn,
L.A. or Miami area. Available November 2008. Skills include child
care, pet care, cooking, gardening, general maintenance. Highly
responsible and dependable. Excellent references available.
Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Current caretaker of beautiful six acre meditation retreat
in San Luis Obispo, California. Looking to relocate to the Bay
Area.  Female sculptor, late 30's. Intelligent, responsible,
pleasant, many skills. Great references. Housesitting or
caretaking. Short or long term. Please contact

Oahu Hawaii Police Recruit + Guard Dog available for
caretaker/security position starting March 2009. Male, 27, clean,
quiet, fit (no alcohol/drugs/partying) looking for
groundskeeping/maintenance/ security/housekeeping/Petsitting
while working as full time policeman in exchange for room/board.
Caesar (dog) is trained and pet/family friendly. References
available upon request. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

People person, self directed, responsible, flexible, team
player, health and environmentally conscious female seeking a
personal assistant position in the Western United States. Thirty
years stable employment in a community college combined with
excellent networking and communication skills volunteering in
community projects. Likes all things great and small. Please

Retired couple seeking seasonal work for rent in Southern
USA. We prefer extra work for income. I have forty years
experience in remodeling and home repairs. In my younger years I
was a Florida building contractor. My wife does decorating,
painting, cleaning and clerical. We are honest, self motivated.
Building maintenance and clerical for bed and breakfast, motels,
and hotels perfect. We don't want to deal with ice and snow ever
again. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Male German, 33 years old, drug-free, non-smoker, looking
for a full time position. I have experience in gardening,
maintenance and light construction work. I speak German, English,
Spanish and some French. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired, professional male, U.S., seeks companion for
camping and train in Europe and elsewhere.

Boulder CO housesitting/caretaking services available.
Relax while you're away, knowing that your property is cared for
by a conscientious, nonsmoking, educated 39-year-old professional
woman. I'll perform light duties (routine errands, handling mail
and packages, watering plants, etc.) and shower your pets with
TLC. I have excellent judgment and will address any needs that
arise in your absence. No car, so position must be located in an
area with good public transportation or include the use of a
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years), reading, and a career as a magazine writer. Great
references available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I am looking for a place in Paris for the end of the year.
Woman, 36-years-old, peacemaker. I will take care of your house
and pets! My email is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking to house sit in Chicago starting March 1, 2009. I
am mature, responsible and respectful of other people's property.
I'm a non-smoker. My steadiness, dependability and reliability
are proven by having held career positions for 14 years, twice.
Looking for a long term house sitting arrangement. My number is

Caretaker NY Metropolitan area. Your home will smell sweet
with fresh flowers to welcome you on your return. I teach in NYC
and can manage a home in NJ, CT or NYC area near the city. I
gladly manage plant tending, pet care and supervision of
household work. References available. Please via my website at

Hello!  I am seeking a caretaking position in a warm
weather location this winter, preferably in the Caribbean or
Bahamas. I am a professional and meticulous SWF, with 10+ years
experience, and a roll-up-my-sleeves work ethic. I will care for
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Excellent references are available. Please email

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Free Bay Area Housesitting: We have been house-sitting on
the Peninsula since August 2006, with excellent references. Lisa
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learn more about us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Young couple currently housesitting in Limon, Costa Rica
is looking for another opportunity anytime after December 1st. We
are working on our own project (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) so only
need access to internet. We are comfortable with pets, housework
and maintenance. Please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to request more info about us.

Professional driver with security license and experience
as an executive assistant. I am a seasoned professional with 10
years of experience. Prefer Southern California for a full time
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Mature, responsible, non-smoking male, 49, seeking
housesitting/caretaking position in Texas (DFW, Houston, Austin,
S.A., College Station, Tyler). Please call

50-year-old South Dakota couple open to caretaking, ranch,
property management, housesitting, etc. I have experience in
building, maintenance, landscaping, camping, cattle-horses,
certified pool operator. Honest and loyal. Please call or email

Available for house-, pet- and plant-sitting in the San
Francisco Bay Area over the 2008 Holiday season. I would like to
be near my daughters for Christmas. Excellent references

Topanga Canyon, CA -Caretaker/Manager Available.
Professional local woman available to caretake your home or
estate. Skilled in management, production, bookkeeping,
organization, animal care. Responsible and dependable. Excellent
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Colorado: Painters by Trade...Artists at Heart. We are a
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Housesitting position needed for Houston/Galveston area
November and December. I am a professor on sabbatical for this
fall semester, and currently housesitting for a couple in England
who have a cat. I am a dog and cat lover. I am not looking for
any pay, only a place to stay and take care of in exchange for
free rent for the months of November and December. Please respond

Seeking landscaper/maintenance position in Pittsburgh, PA.
 Extremely healthy 51- year-old single male seeks long-term
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I am seeking a housesit in the Asheville, NC vicinity. I
have lived in the beautiful Southwest for many years, but am
relocating to be closer to family. I am focused on building my
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having art and culture nearby. Asheville sounds like the place!
I'm a responsible woman (Montessori teacher) with an excellent
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light footprint, guided by respect and care for the owner's
home/pets/plants. Prefer long-term. Please email

I am interested in being a housesitter or caretaker for your
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