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   THIS IS OUR 162nd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                   Volume 27, Number 6       

November/December 2009                  ISSN 1074-3642 

-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 120+ caretaking opportunities in 41 states
and 18 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Ken and Martha: 27 Years Caretaking – and still loving it 
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



HOUSESITTER/LANDSCAPER needed in Helena, a suburb of Birmingham,
from December 26 to March 28, 2010. In addition to our home, we
have beautiful gardens, so we are looking for a housesitter to
maintain both our house and gardens while we are away this
winter. The climate of Helena is typical of the Deep South, with
relatively mild winters. Our private house, including utilities,
is offered to stay in for free in exchange for several hours a
day of taking care of our gardening needs. Our preference is for
a single, non-smoking person, who is financially secure since we
are not offering any compensation for this position. Please email
your interest and reasons for wanting to take this three month
housesitting assignment, let us know your gardening background,
and include your references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


DOG HANDLER NEEDED for a 45 dog kennel on the Yukon River. Live
in a small cabin heated by wood. Responsibilities would be to
assist in feeding, training and care of a competitive open class
sprint team. Must be responsible, eager to work and learn. Some
limited racing opportunity might exist for the right person. Room
and Board only, other opportunities to work in village are
limited. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

HAVE THE ADVENTURE of a lifetime in Alaska. Volunteer
Opportunities available in Alaska State Parks. 60 host positions
statewide with free campsite, stipend, training and more. Season
is May to September with a minimum six week commitment. Please
contact the volunteer coordinator by phone at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


THE BEAUTIFUL XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a year-round
manager. The role may be filled by one person or by a seasoned
couple. We are seeking a very personable, high-energy
self-starter who will be comfortable living in the remote,
pristine lands of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern
Arizona. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has nine beautifully designed
casitas, and is the home of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, with a
state of the art kitchen and a charming dining room. The dining
room seats 20-25 comfortably. The successful candidate will (1)
have a hospitality background; (2) be able to budget and perform
administrative duties; (3) be  willing and able to fill in with
cooking or serving when needed; (4) accommodate seminars,
workshops and other group functions; (5) have a valid
driver’s license; and (6) oversee a staff of five
employees. A willingness to help out in any area needed is a
must. Couples should bring competencies beyond those listed
above, possibly including building and land maintenance skills
and plumbing and electrical experience. Compensation includes a
caretaker house, all utilities and food. Salary is to be
determined but will commensurate with experience.  Please send

PREFER A RETIRED COUPLE with outside income in need of housing
assistance to live on our property as security personnel and take
care of the grounds and buildings in the Apache Junction area. It
would be a plus if he is a handyman and she likes to keep things
clean for our boarding stable. There are a lot of people coming
and going here, so social skills are a must. To apply, please

CARETAKER NEEDED in Concho. I am looking for a retired couple to
caretake my six acre property. Free rent for providing security
here. I need a caretaker to watch over my place because I travel
a lot. Caretaker must have own camper or RV. Please call


Dear Gary, how exciting for you! I just watched you this morning
on NBC’s Today Show describing how the Caretaker Gazette
has given those of us seeking a different path and new adventure
– the opportunity to fill that very need! Fun to be a part
of it. J. S., Anderson, IN

Hello Jean, thanks for your message. Great to hear from you
again! Working with the NBC Today Show crew for their segment on
The Caretaker Gazette was a great experience. We're glad that
some of our subscribers who are caretaking were able to
participate in the show too. If you missed the NBC Today Show
segment on The Caretaker Gazette you can go to our homepage at
www.caretaker.org and watch it there.

Gary, I wanted to thank you for emailing our caretaker-wanted ad
to your subscribers. We found a great couple who are watching our
Costa Rica property while we're here in the U.S. for three
months. Although we were a bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of
responses we received, it certainly helped us find some wonderful
candidates. Thanks again, R. N., Dubai

Rob, thanks for letting us know that your Caretaker Gazette
email broadcast ad led you to find a great couple to look after
your Costa Rica property. Over the years, property owners who
advertise with us have told us that they have found the highest
quality candidates for their positions via their ads in The
Caretaker Gazette.

Hi Gary, I just opened my latest issue of the Caretaker
Gazette...WOW!!! What a great article you devoted to me and my
caretaking experience. I loved how your editor changed things
around and made the article flow better and filled in some gaps.
It looks fabulous and I love it! I'll keep you posted if I get
any connections from it! Thanks again so much! M.   W., San
Antonio, TX

Hi Melissa, you're welcome! I appreciate the compliment and
thanks again for agreeing to be profiled for The Caretaker
Gazette. I'm sure our readers enjoyed reading about your
housesitting and pet sitting experience and you'll receive some
good connections from it.

I really enjoyed your article on Mark Crump’s housesitting
trip to Costa Rica. I’ve recently returned from the U.S.
Virgin Islands where I was housesitting a private home. Will
there be an opportunity to do an article about me and my
housesitting experiences in a future issue? Thanks, T. R. New
York, NY

Tom, thanks for writing. We’ve had many positive
responses from subscribers who read our Caretaker Profile about
Mark Crump and his housesitting experience in Costa Rica. As far
as an opportunity to have an article written about you and your
housesitting experiences, we are currently working with a
journalist for the leading online Caribbean lifestyles magazine.
The editor of this publication is inviting our subscribers who
have been caretakers or housesitters in the Caribbean Basin
countries (including Central America, Colombia, Venezuela,
Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana) to share their stories with
us for possible publication in the Caribbean lifestyles

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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RESIDENT CARETAKER needed in Rose Bay, Sydney. Applications are
invited for the position of resident caretaker to a 9-Unit strata
apartment complex. Duties include general building; mechanical;
and grounds maintenance; cleaning; and services to the owners.
Use of a studio provided. Own car and clean driver’s
license required. Applicants need to demonstrate a high level of
hands-on building industry and maintenance skills and experience.
This position would suit a fit, early retiree. Please email your
detailed resume and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CLEANER/CARETAKER, person or couple required for a Bed &
Breakfast in the Willunga, Sellicks area. Please apply by mailing
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

RESIDENT CARETAKER POSITION available. A couple is required for a
23 story apartment block in Surfers Paradise. Must have
experience in reception and maintenance of the building, with
good communication skills. Please mail your resume and references

CARETAKER REQUIRED for the Colo River Retreat. Would be suitable
for a couple, either retired or semi-retired to take care of
light duties on our holiday retreat at Upper Colo Road. Free
accommodation provided, furnished or unfurnished. Please mail
written applications to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BUILDING CARETAKER/SUPERVISOR needed. An exciting opportunity
exists for the right person to become the building
caretaker/supervisor in one of the iconic buildings in Surfers
Paradise. This property is located opposite the beachfront and
has extensive grounds and resort facilities. The property is
approximately 50% holiday letting apartments, and these are
managed by an onsite management company. The position will be
responsible for the day to day management and maintenance of the
building, and is both a hands-on and supervisory role. Important
parts of this job include the co-ordination of a team of
specialist sub-contractors as well as working closely with the
letting agent to ensure that these first class facilities are
maintained and provided for all owners, residents and guests. The
Executive Committee of the body corporate is seeking applications
from suitably qualified and experienced people to fill this role.
We ideally seek a person with a minimum of five years experience
in a similar role, or a person currently working as an assistant
to Building Caretaker or similar, and ready for the challenge of
stepping up to the next level. Applicants must have, or be
willing to obtain a "Blue Card". This is a permanent
position, subject to a probationary period, and an attractive
salary paid commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Written applications, including references, should be directed
to: Caretaker/Supervisor Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE FOR FREE in peaceful southern Belize. Seeking
responsible, capable, drug-free caretaker(s) for an isolated
homestead on the Caribbean. 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.
Want folks with off-grid experience, ability to maintain/repair
outboards and small gensets, common sense, “safety
first” attitude, and a sense of humor. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We always reply. If you don't hear from
us, keep trying. Our 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 weeks or
more, anytime of the year. For details, email: 


HOUSESITTERS SOUGHT for a lovely four bed beach house on the
beautiful island of Florianopolis, Brazil through
November/December 2009, while the owners are in the UK. The
housesitter’s duties will be to keep the house clean, aired
and secure, the garden watered and tidy, and to look after our
two gorgeous cats. We don't see the duties as being too onerous!
The house has wi-fi internet as well as Vonage phone system, so
it would suit someone who works from home or remotely.
Housesitters would be expected to pay for utility and phone
bills. We look forward to hearing from you! Please email 


HOUSESITTER WANTED in Sevlievo (situated in the mountain valley
of Sevlievo, along the left bank of the Rositsa River). We are
looking to stay in France with our sick parents for the winter,
and we currently have a house in Sevlievo which is in the process
of renovations and we will need a housesitter. All we ask is that
our animals and house are looked after, just for security more
than anything else. For more details, please email Jo at


CARETAKERS WANTED on a Northern California ranch/hunting/fishing
club, located 20 minutes outside of Grass Valley, on 250
beautiful acres with wildlife. Seeking a couple to maintain
grounds, lodge, maintain and run equipment (tractors/mowers) etc,
and care for horses. Preparation/serve meals will be required at
times. Living quarters on private lake plus $1,500 per month,
additional for horse care.  Please send your resume to

LIVE-IN, multi-skilled, manager couple needed for a cabin rental/
property management business outside Sequoia Park and King's
Canyon. There is potential for expansion. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for particulars, etc.

HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER Position available. Must like dogs and
pets. Looking for a single woman who has experience with
living-in and all aspects of maintaining a home. Someone who is
seeking a long term position. Must be tidy and well organized. No
dogs, no smoking and only moderate drinking. Must supply good
references. Salary, living accommodations and utilities provided.
Please email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Grande. We are seeking a responsible working team to caretake the
64 unit park. Some duties include: cleaning the clubhouse, yard
maintenance, bookkeeping, etc. Must be 55+ or older. Computer
skills a must. References required. Salary and residence
included. Please mail a resume to the Chairman,

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I own a beautiful, historic piece of
land in the California Sierras with stone outcroppings, access to
wilderness trails, local wineries and wonderful sandy soil to
grow just about anything organic. I’m a student of Bowen
Therapy and herbology with an interest in horses and animal
health. Help with training my Spanish Mustangs, i.e., could do a
carriage tour business through the local wineries or start a
handicapped riding program; bucking hay, and firewood along with
assistance in natural healing therapies and physical transfers
for my handicapped son would be very welcome. I’m looking
to connect with other people who appreciate a positive lifestyle
involving live foods and natural healing. It would be wonderful
to even meet a partner who brings experience and knowledge to the
table. Participate in a healing miracle… Exuberantly!! I
do have a county permitted trailer space with full hookups and/or
a bedroom or two as my home is very large with an ozonated hot
tub on the deck with a cold plunge right next to it. Want to help
build a lap pool? There’s a National Champion black walnut
tree, winter creek, organic garden, old barn, pastures and the
Cosumnes Rivers nearby. Possibly trade ranches with someone in
the Appalachians? If anyone is interested or knows of someone who
may want to share an existence in this magical area, please

CARETAKER WANTED in Pollock Pines. Looking for a caretaker for
our mountain ranch. A one bedroom mobile home will be provided in
exchange for help around the ranch. The caretaker will have room
for horses, dogs and cats. Knowledge of horses will be a big
plus! Please mail a letter and references with your phone number

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE who love to garden and keep things in order.
Exchange your skills for rent at a private residence in a gated
country estate in the Alexander Valley of Northern California, in
Sonoma County. Imagine living in a park - beautiful, but lots of
work. Work includes tree trimming, wood splitting, stacking,
covering the wood in winter, etc. Relocate plants to greenhouse
in winter and/or cover. Understand proper: pruning, weeding,
irrigation and water systems. Maintain the existing, and
installation of new sprinklers and water lines. Basic plumbing,
electrical, and "Handyperson" type jobs are ongoing.
You are able to work on your own, with little supervision. Proven
job history. Honest and trustworthy only please! Clean and sober.
No drama. This is a peaceful, quiet, environment. Neighbors are
birds and vines. You must like the stars at night, vs. city
lights. Reliable transportation is a must – since we are
not near public transportation. A mature, retired or semi-retired
couple is ideal. A source of income will be necessary to pay your
own utilities - separate meter for PGE and cable and high-speed -
wireless internet available. No caged animals or cats! Domestic
help would also be considered in exchange. Approximately 25
hours/week for a two bedroom/two bath with great views of Mt. St.
Helena, and your own gardens and area to expand. There are two
wood burning fireplaces - all appliances and it is partially
furnished. Some upgrades are in progress. References required and
a resume would be helpful. To be considered, please forward
information - photo if possible, and tell us why you are the
couple for this opening. All serious inquiries will receive a
response. This is not a paid position - work is in exchange for
rent only. This area is very desirable - upscale and beautiful.
This is the chance of a lifetime for the right couple. Looking
for long-term applicants only. Other opportunities are also
available, depending on skills. Please email

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HOME SWAP available for your London home.
I'd like to swap homes for six weeks from around October 10 to
November 24, 2009. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am
coming to London to take classes in Regents Park. I don't need
much in the way of space; it's only just for me, and the location
is what's important. If you have cats, fish or birds I'm happy to
take care of them. Dogs might be a bit more difficult as I might
be away for the entire day most of the week. But we can talk
about it. If you're interested and available on the dates I've
mentioned (which are pretty firm, but not set in stone yet) then
do contact me for photos and more info. You can reach me at


CARETAKER WANTED for a small house in rural Manitoba. We need a
handyman/woman to maintain our lovely, treed corner lot in small
hamlet (10 houses, store, and post office), 20 miles in both
directions to a large town and beautiful free swimming park/lake.
Large organic garden space, flower gardens. Caretaker could live
in own RV or could live in the house. Caretaker to live rent
free, pay for own electricity and water. Couples may apply good
for pets, or one child, pretty small for more than that. Quiet
time to write that novel?  Please email your requests to owner at

BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT needed for a central, midsize building in
Ottawa. Take pride in offering a clean, quiet and safe
environment. Duties include preparing and showing units for
occupancy, cleaning common areas and good interaction with
tenants. Work closely with a property manager. A couple is
preferred. One partner can retain an outside day job if desired.
We offer a spacious apartment and salary of $25,000 to start plus
an annual increase. Must have basic computer skills. A security
check will be required. To apply, please send your resume by

CARETAKER NEEDED for a mini storage business. A three bedroom,
newly renovated house will be provided. Gardening and handyman
skills will be an asset for this position. This would be suited
for a retired couple. To apply, please mail your resume to


CARIBBEAN ISLAND - Caretaker/Petsitter wanted on a small
Caribbean island. This is an island simple lifestyle with
beautiful beaches and many outdoor activities. One acre property
with separate casita. We are looking for an experienced
handyman/woman (couple OK - no children or large pets). In return
for free rent and utilities you would devote 20 hours a week to
groundskeeping, landscaping, basic carpentry and painting. Must
love animals and provide loving care to our two small dogs and
cat. We have a fledgling organic garden for your care and
consumption or sale. Opportunity is available for two months at a
minimum. A driver’s license is required for ID and please
supply references. For more information please contact


ORGANIC, HEALTHY, SPIRITUAL HOME adjacent to an open-space
preserve and river in Southwestern Colorado is in need of a
healthy, fit female caretaker for home and property maintenance
and projects. Owner lives on property, but is ill and unable to
maintain and manage the responsibilities and needs of the
property. Housing provided, plus some pay. (Sorry, no pets; owner
is allergic). This position is for a single person, no children,
pets, or couples. (I have received many queries from people with
pets, boyfriends/girlfriends, married, or families. Please do not
respond to this ad if you are in that category. This position is
only workable for a single, pet-free, child-free female). The
private living space offered to the caretaker is a 1,800 sq ft,
one full bath, with a separate entrance. It is fully furnished
and includes a kitchen area with new aspen cabinets and a full
size refrigerator and electric range/oven, and separate
washer/dryer. Seeking a strong, healthy ‘handy’-woman
who is competent at a wide variety of tasks and projects ... from
more traditionally female things such as cooking and cleaning
(lots of cleaning), filing and data entry, to more traditionally
male things such as painting a few walls, staining cabinets,
possibly some small sheetrock patches. Work will include use of
power tools, lawnmower and weed-eater; snow-shoveling in the
winter, as well as tasks needing a high degree of organization
skill, such as organizing closets, garage and storage shed. The
ideal person will be efficient, but at the same time, very detail
oriented and resourceful. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GREAT OPPORTUNITY to live and work for an Iditarod and Yukon
Quest kennel in the Rocky Mountains! We are looking for a
competent handler, kennel and property caretaker in exchange for
private living quarters in Glenwood Springs. You must be
non-smoking, responsible, hardworking, handy and self motivated
with your own transportation. Duties include training and care of
dogs, kennel and property maintenance. A love of sled dogs and
willingness to learn is a must. Couples are encouraged if both
are willing to contribute to the kennel. Please contact

PART-TIME CARETAKER POSITION available. Duties include cleaning,
security, grounds, and customer service for a 60 unit complex
built in 1960 in the Fraser Valley. Position includes a two
bedroom apartment. Must be a non-smoker! To apply, please pick up
an application at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FULL-TIME CHURCH CARETAKER needed. We are accepting resumes from
applicants for the perspective position of our church caretaker.
To apply, please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


the South Pacific Coast Costa Ballena of Costa Rica. Cascade
Verde is a holistic retreat and guest house surrounded by
Permaculture-inspired gardens and tropical fruit orchards
offering a natural setting for healing, cleansing, and learning.
Our farm is surrounded by rugged mountains of virgin old growth
forest that rise above the lonely coconut fringed beaches below.
Several crystalline creeks and rivers carve through the mountains
creating an abundance of mystical waterfalls, translucent
swimming pools, and healing spring water. Diverse species of
native plants and wildlife abound. Tropical birds are especially
abundant. Biting insects are fortunately nearly non-existent. We
are a not-for-profit organization promoting sustainable solutions
and a simple symbiotic lifestyle. We are open to volunteers who
are wholeheartedly committing to this project and the purely
natural style of life. Experience is not necessary, but very
helpful. What is necessary is a desire to learn and work hard, a
sense of curiosity and an ability to observe. Volunteers must
have their own outside income. Work includes all kinds of
gardening tasks, attending guests, house maintenance,
construction of new buildings, etc. We are looking for calm and
conscious, heart-centered people who prefer to live in paradise
without chemical substances, noise, pollution, intoxicants etc.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit


A SEASONAL RV PARK near Fenwick Island, DE is seeking a retired
couple to live on our premises. Must have supplemental income and
a desire to live near the beach. Will trade seasonal RV site for
general maintenance work and caretaking. Applicants should have
basic mechanical skills for general building repairs and
equipment maintenance. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or


HOUSESITTER WANTED in East Sussex, in southeastern England from
December 23rd through January 6th 2010. We are just one hour by
train to London and surrounded by Tudor and early English
castles. Our home can accommodate singles or couples only. For
more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 

GARDENER AND CARETAKER COUPLE required in rural Shropshire. Help
with the big garden (lawns/vegetables/borders and greenhouse)
plus help with animals, security etc. Also weekly and occasional
help needed with housekeeping. Total reliability and honesty are
essential. A three bedroom, centrally heated cottage will be
included. Please write to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PRIVATE FAMILY’S HOME in South Oxfordshire needs help. We
are looking for a hardworking, active, reliable and enthusiastic
couple with relevant experience for full-time/handyperson/driver
and cook/housekeeper roles in private family’s eight
bedroom house. A three bedroom cottage will be available for the
couple. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.
Good references essential. For more details contact

ESTATE MANAGER required to maintain established, mature gardens
and the daily upkeep of a mansion in Hampshire. A clean driving
license will be an advantage. Please apply with resume,
references and self-addresses, stamped envelope to

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Dorset, England, UK from October 18th -
28th 2009. We have four Jack Russells who need feeding, company,
and walking. We also have around 12 chickens that need feeding,
letting out, shutting in, and eggs collected. For more details,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed for a self storage company at
The Villages in the Oxford, FL area. Must be able to handle
sales, marketing, maintenance, and have PC skills. Bonus,
benefits and apartment provided. Please fax your resume to

LIVE-IN COMPANION/CARETAKER needed in Christina Park Lakeland for
my mother. She has Alzheimer’s, and her health is
excellent. Responsibilities would be to bath her, cook, and keep
house. My mother has a beautiful four bedroom Christina home with
pool. I have been caring for her and working full time and it is
just too much for me now. I prefer a retired lady with her own
driver’s license who has an income of her own and is tired
of living alone and paying all the bills. This would be perfect
for you. This will include room and board and $100/week. I am not
looking to put all the responsibilities on you. Days off or time
out can be arranged. I need an honest, dependable person. A
background check will be done. I might even consider a college
student. My main concern right now is to find someone who will
give my mother the proper care she needs, as I no longer can do
it all alone. Honesty, trustworthiness, and caring are the most
important things to me. I work nights, and like to sleep in
during the day, so there is a chance that you would be able to
either go to school or have a part time day job. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a little info about yourself. Serious
inquiries only please.

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Saint Augustine from January indefinitely.
I need one to two people who own their own travel trailer or
motorhome to stay on my seven acres (no house access). I have a
wildlife sanctuary, where I care for 100 exotic animals
(leopards, lions, cougars, and wolves). Duties include diet prep
for exotic animals, clean up, and simply watching over the
animals, should I have to go out of town (I live on-site). It's
an easy task, lots of fun, and you get to listen to lions roaring
and wolves howling. Volunteers come out one to two days a week to
do all of the work. I mainly need people who will be here as
guardians. You will be allowed full access to the animal
compound. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/COUPLE wanted in Lake County in Central Florida. Must
be hardworking, organized, and detail-oriented. No smoking or
drugs. Eight buildings and property to maintain, including care
of some domestic and exotic animals. Please send complete resume,
references and salary requirements to be considered to

While XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, for various reasons, is not open to
the public, we infrequently host permaculture interns who wish to
learn practical matters associated with permaculture design
implementation and maintenance. For details, see our Intern
frequently asked questions page at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
related documents on our web site at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Florida particularly suits internships
over the winter months. Interns here may simultaneously
participate in Cycle 14 of our online permaculture course at no
tuition charge.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at our organic farm in the Bretagne area of
France. We are passionate about organic agriculture. We eat
mostly vegetarian food and we don’t smoke or drink alcohol.
Our organic farm needs help with gardening, fruit and vegetable
picking, making of goat’s cheese and bread, fending animals
(sheep, goats and hens), and improving the buildings. You don't
have to be experts in those fields. You'll be taught as you go
along. An individual room in a calm and revitalizing environment
will be provided. Come and practice your French too! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 10 acre private horse farm, 80
miles east of Atlanta. The job is well suited for a mature, fit,
early retired couple looking for additional income. The property
is in a well kept gated community fronting on Lake Oconee. Duties
include handling and upkeep of horses and other pets, maintaining
a small barn, yard work including lawns and flower gardens, using
equipment like a tractor and pressure washer and being a general
handy-man. Accommodation provided is a one bedroom fully
furnished apartment with balcony overlooking pastures and lake.
Utilities are included plus salary. We are looking for a long
term arrangement. Reliability and honesty are essential and
experience in all aspects of the job is required. References are
needed. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 


HOUSESITTER WANTED next summer, north of Hamburg near Itzehoe
from 7/28/2010 to 8/25/2010. I need a housesitter, female or gay,
lesbians desirable, for my remote farm house, beautiful garden
with pond, orchard and cat. Duties will include cat feeding and
cuddling, watering the plants, lawn-mowing and weeding is
possible. You can harvest and eat all the vegetables and fruits
which ripen during your time here. The city of Hamburg is about
an hour by car, the North Sea Coast with swimming possibilities
is about 20km and some beautiful old towns are nearby - including
an archeological center with a stone-age village and primeval
forest. I can offer a bicycle and my car if a valid driver's
license is presented. Fast internet access and telephone is
available (Germany including all other connections must be paid
by call). The housesitter needs to be non-smoking, clean and no
drugs. Friends living nearby can be called and would help
anytime. I can pick you up at Hamburg airport and bring you here.


WORK EXCHANGE available on a private organic permaculture farm on
the north shore of Kauai for approximately two months. Currently
looking for a helper beginning in November. If you babysit
– that’s a big plus! I ask for 12 hours per week work
for a glorified camping set up, with hot shower, gas cooker,
sink, outdoor bath, composting toilet, covered 20’ x 30'
with wooden floor and two walls plus electric and Wi-fi. I prefer
22 - 35 year-olds. Seeking a private person. Kauai is
awe-striking in beauty! The magic cannot be described! Please
check out Kauai on YouTube for alluring videos. Please email with

BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI'I. Looking for conscious caretakers,
preferably a couple. Must have a car. Ideal space for those drawn
to elegant simplicity, for whom self inquiry, beauty, mindfulness
and integrity are important. Work-trade for couples and
individuals available throughout the year. Visit

WE NEED ONE PERSON OR A COUPLE to maintain, repair and garden on
our property in Kalapana Seaview Estates in exchange for housing.
It is over an acre consisting of six lots, two houses, and three
water tanks. My husband and I are sometimes there in the front
house but travel a lot. It is less than one mile from the Kehena
beach and has beautiful ocean views. The gardens are organic. We
have farmed pineapples and vegetables in the past. We have many
fruit, nut and flower trees and areas for gardening. Tools and
equipment will be supplied. The housing arrangement will be
either the cabin which needs some work or sharing the back house
with our office/storage space. You will have your own cooking and
bathing facility in either one, but must be strictly lactose
vegetarian on premises. We will share any crop produced here.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 


VOLUNTEERS needed in Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital. The
projects goal is to establish platforms for recreational use of
the local surroundings in a suburban area in Reykjavik. Also to
increase the outdoor use and improve the healthy lifestyle of the
inhabitants. The construction and establishments is made through
participation of local people and of volunteers. There is a
strong aspect of learning during the working process and of the
social importance of the work. The concept is to use Icelandic,
natural and local material for the landscaping and the interior,
i.e. turf, soil, rocks and wood. The work will bring together the
locals, the young and grown-ups with the participating groups for
a cultural exchange and learning. Volunteers will receive lessons
in turf cutting and turf-walling, which is a traditional
Icelandic craft and then produce turf material and at one point
build a turf wall. Another task will be to prepare landscape work
as well as doing some of the landscape work with the local
materials, ideas will be put forth but volunteers will have some
say in how the constructions will look in the future. Preparing
the soil and laying a recreational path in a forest area.
Volunteers will also spend some time with local youngsters in
making a sculpture from the forest wood. Volunteers will stay at
local house located in the heart of Reykjavík and will be
sleeping in bunk beds in the house. Food ingredients will be
provided and a kitchen will be available, volunteers will share
the duties of preparing and cooking meals. For more details and
up to date information please visit us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or contact us via email at vol XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX call us in


SEARCHING FOR an active retired couple to live on our property
near Parma. Good fishing, in a very private setting. Duties will
include lawn care, light irrigation, etc. A small home with
power, water, heat and a large garden space will be provided.
Please write, including your phone number to "Caretaker

SELF-STORAGE COMPANY is seeking a resident manager couple, to
oversee the day-to-day operations of a self-storage facility.
Great opportunity to live and work together. Will work from 8am -
6pm between the couple, 35 hours each, five days/week (to be
scheduled.) Required to live onsite. Duties include general
office, telephone sales, record keeping, computer bookkeeping,
rentals, collections and light maintenance. Prefer exceptional
customer service skills, strong communication skills and
experience with Windows based personal computer applications.
Previous experience in storage industry is required. Weekend
shifts plus a valid driver`s license and reliable transportation
is required. The employer offers a competitive compensation
package that includes salary, bonus, housing and utilities. Pay
starts at $2,100 - $2,200/month per couple, depending on
experience. To apply, please mail your resume to 


A WINNETKA HOUSEHOLD is seeking an experienced, live-out Estate
Housekeeper for this family of five and their semi-formal,
contemporary home. The preferred candidate will have a
professional demeanor, have good organizational skills and
definitely have an eye for details. Duties will include care and
cleaning of the 4,000 square foot home, laundry, packing for
business travel, and occasional errands or driving the children
(ages 9 to 15) to activities. There are frequent dinner guests
and business meetings held in the home where your assistance to
the chef may also be required. This will be a Monday through
Friday position, but some flexibility with your schedule for an
occasional overnight when the couple travels would be ideal.
Salary will be based on skills and abilities. Applications are


AN IOWA HOUSE HISTORIC INN seeks an on-site caretaker, couple
preferred. The ideal caretaker candidates possess strong skills
in the areas of hospitality, housekeeping, light maintenance and
food preparation. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details
or email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

JAPAN SKI HOUSE! Large house needs handyperson to assist in
renovations wallpaper/painting/flooring, etc. Stay for free in a
small village with many hot springs. You can possibly stay
through the ski season at a major resort. For more details,


APARTMENT MANAGER needed, on or off-site, for a nice 50-unit
property in the Brownsboro/Zorn area. We need a stable single, or
couple for this position. Pay is $1,000 - $1,500/month. Please
mail your resume to Apartment Manager Position,


RESIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM needed. We are a growing self-storage
company looking for a resident management couple with a proven
success record. Compensation includes quality living quarters,
paid utilities, a 401k plan, top salary, bonus incentives and
more! To apply, please mail your resumes to 


ACCEPTING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST for housesitting on our boat
from October 16 – November 20. This would be suitable for a
single, non-smoking person only. We are a retired couple living
on a converted whaling ship (now a yacht). Permanently berthed in
a marina and golf resort, located at the very southern tip of
Malaysia just over the Singapore border. Accommodation is a
private single bunk cabin with fan (no air conditioning). We
would need a single person with common sense to look after simple
things. Typical daily duties would be to look for leaks when it
rains and place buckets under leaks, use swatters to kill large
insects, discourage sea wrens (birds) from building nests in
small areas on the decks, make sure food scraps are not laying
around as cockroaches will see this as an invitation to dine,
keep monkeys from climbing on the boat, and also small daily
chores like keeping everything clean and tidy. We also have a
ship’s cat who loves people. This jungle resort can be
reached easily by ferry from Singapore. This housesitting
assignment would be for the entire time we would be away, as
someone needs to be here every night. Those with travel plans
should travel before or after the housesitting period. The resort
is a destination in itself. There is free wi-fi internet and all
resort facilities included. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more details.


ESTATE CARETAKER needed in Annapolis, MD. An experienced and
responsible individual wanted for full-time, caretaking of an
executive waterfront estate. Maintain estate, grounds, boat and
dock, vendor relations, etc. Clean driving record required.
Non-smokers only, please. Full suite of benefits offered.
Qualified candidate should email their resume with references and
salary requirements to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME PROPERTY MANAGER or management couple wanted for a
self-storage facility. Qualified candidates will possess customer
service, management, and computer skills. One person will have
previous general maintenance skills, and the physical ability to
climb ladders and lift up to 50lbs. Benefits include: paid
vacations, health insurance, sick leave, performance bonuses, and
housing if necessary. All candidates must have a valid
driver’s license and at least one vehicle. Previous storage
management or property management experience required. Please
mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A LARGE PROPERTY in Cambridge, Maryland has a full time opening
for a couple able to provide a range of services. The duties to
be covered would include exterior/interior painting, light finish
carpentry, routine plumbing, electrical, and general maintenance
functions. Other skills that would be preferred include
landscaping and small engine repair. Sufficient experience to
care for and exercise several horses on the property would be
favorably considered. Additional duties may include alternate
weekend responsibility for care and feeding of all other animals
on the property, farm and grounds maintenance, possibly including
light housekeeping. Compensation package includes a competitive
salary, as well as employer provided housing, medical and dental
insurances and a pension program. Interested parties should
forward resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please include
references and salary expectations.


WE NEED a fun loving, adventuresome, 60ish single female to spend
November to April with us in the beautiful, colonial village of
Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Should be computer savvy and enjoy
socializing with our American and Mexican neighbors. We are
currently in Arizona. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call


CARETAKER NEEDED (can be an individual or couple – sorry no
children) to care for our small farm in the Owosso area. Must
take care of our animals, horse, lawn, garden, general
maintenance, etc., in exchange for a two bedroom house. To apply,


CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a medium-sized condo with underground
garage in New Hope. A full-time, on-site caretaker couple is
preferred (optional full-time - off-site couple or individuals).
Light maintenance to include plumbing, electrical,
groundskeeping, and the cleaning of the building. Pool
certification and boiler license desirable. Salary plus benefits
and a two bedroom bath unit provided. To apply, please fax 

SUBURBAN MOTEL is searching for a caretaker couple to manage and
maintain a small suburban motel in the northern suburbs of
Minneapolis. Housing and wages provided. Duties will include
housekeeping and yard work. Please mail your resume to 

“27 Years Caretaking – and still loving it!”
Dates of Birth: Ken 5/26/55; Martha 12/9/59
Interests: Country living, being with nature, cross country and
downhill skiing, mountain and road bicycling, woodworking and
woodcarving, blues harmonica.
Quote: In all that you do, give 100% of yourself 100% of the

Ken and Martha Hauser

 Early in his life Ken Hauser developed a love and appreciation
for the great outdoors when he spent his summer vacations at his
grandmother’s house in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
As a child, Ken and his family moved to New Hampshire, where he
joined the local 4-H garden club. There, Ken learned gardening
and crafts and exhibited his crafts and produce at the state 4-H
fair. He was also a Boy Scout and went on to become a Life Scout
and a Brotherhood member of the prestigious Order of the Arrow.
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire’s
Thompson School with a degree in forest technology, Ken worked
seasonally as a grounds-keeper at a resort hotel on the coast of
Maine and as a ski patroller at a New Hampshire ski resort. In
early 1979 Ken moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and began working
seasonally with the U.S. Forest Service. He worked with the Gros
Ventre Ranger district as part of a compartmental exam crew and
the Kemerer Ranger District on a timber crew. In Kemerer he
received an award and certificate of merit for his exceptional
work performance.
In 1982, when Ken moved back to New Hampshire to be with his
girlfriend Martha, who is now his wife of 35 years, he accepted a
position as a full time caretaker and property manager on an 800+
acre estate. The property consists of mostly forested rolling
hills with predominantly red oak, white pine and hemlock. Ken
explains, "There is about a 120 acre grassy, marshy meadow
through which flows the Piscataquog River. Wildlife abounds. We
regularly see deer and have seen moose, bear, coyote and even
bobcat. The river and pond are constantly host to many species of
migrating ducks and mergansers and we have often watched two or
three otters playing on the snowy banks in the winter or eating
all of our bass in the summer. And the beavers are always at
work."Ken says, "I have been working on this estate for
past 35 years. I do everything that comes with managing an 800
acre estate, from marking timber, administrating timber sales,
timber stand improvement, weeding, thinning, pruning, building
repair and maintenance." Ken also manicures a country
landscape that he helped to create, with over four acres of lawn,
multiple perennial gardens, a small vegetable garden, and annual
plantings in boxes and beds around the house and swimming pool
area. In addition, he cares for the pool and tennis court so that
they are ready for use when the owner arrives. 
When asked about a typical day, Ken says, "It's really more
what a typical week is for me as I work on a weekly rotation, so
that everything is finished by end of day on Friday... a finished
product! This has been a very atypical spring-summer as we got
nailed in December with an ice storm unlike anything ever seen
here. I have been cutting trees, tree tops, limbs, and hauling
brush continuously. Each day typically starts with starting the
swimming pool filter and balancing the chemicals. I then do some
weeding and dead heading of the rock garden and tennis court
garden. I might weed the vegetable garden, grade the driveways,
spray the orchard, blow off the tennis court, clean trails,
fertilize lawns, water annuals, paint, rake, work on rebuilding
walls etc. It's a never-ending list. I weed whack at least six
hours a week and the mowing takes two complete days, about 20
Ken continues, "It would take a lot more than this one page
to describe all that I do and have done, but I think you can get
the general idea. Today I started the pool, fertilized my annual
pots and beds, weed whacked for three hours. Got a flat tire on
my tractor repaired. Mowed the orchard, the back side of the
pond, a one acre field, and around the vegetable garden and
swimming pool."  In the years that Ken and Melissa have been
on the estate, there have been many changes and additions to the
property and Ken has been responsible for most of them. These
include adding a new 2 ½ acre lawn, perennial rock garden,
shade area garden, tennis court border garden, daylily garden,
1,500 square foot vegetable garden, and fruit tree orchard with
33 acres of apples, peaches, pears, cherries, plums, raspberries
and blueberries. 
Ken has also put his woodworking and landscaping skills to good
use, building small additions on the main house and maintenance
shed. He has built large beautiful entrance gates for the estate
and for the cottages on the property, a large deck for one of the
cottages, a picket fence with arbor way for the vegetable garden,
and an arching wooden bridge with curved stone ramps that crosses
a small river below the house. He just recently rebuilt several
stone walls, transforming one from a massive 300’ long pile
of rock to a beautiful finished wall running through a newly
created field. Ken explains, “I like doing all the
finishing touches that make the place look just so. It is always
a work in progress and an ever-increasing challenge to keep up
with the constantly expanding landscape. I have always loved a
challenge."  Ken and Martha enjoy skiing and bicycling
together. Martha competes in running races and Ken races cross
country skiing and participates in occasional bicycle hill climb
races. According to Ken, “I’m not the fastest by any
means, but I give it all that I’ve got and have a great
time doing it. This, along with my work, helps to keep me
young.” Ken concludes, "My wife Martha and I are best
friends who cherish our time together and we are each
other’s biggest supporters. We live a very healthy
lifestyle with our beautiful three-year-old black lab, Jazzy. The
past 35 years have been a wonderful experience and an exciting

Ken completing his stone wall on the property


A HUNTING LODGE COUPLE is needed to maintain a hunting lodge in
the Ridgeland area. Work involves food prep, being a Deer/Duck
guide, and commercial farming. Housing, insurance and benefits
are included. Please mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM CARETAKER NEEDED. We bought a 40 acre Amish Farm a few years
ago, and we are looking for a couple to help and caretake it so
we can get away once in a while, in exchange for rent and
utilities in our 30 foot motor home. It could be a small step
into the area. Sorry, but absolutely no smoking or drugs.
References required. If anyone out there is interested please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email me at 

I’M MOVING FROM FLORIDA to my Ozark rural home, and need a
long-term person having handyman skills in exchange for rent free
quarters with shared utilities. Must be honest, clean, peaceful,
drug-free, and a non-smoker, willing to work when needed. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

COUPLE CARETAKER needed to work in St Louis, Missouri. Duties
will include home/yard maintenance, light gardening/trimming
hedges/trees, cleaning the swimming pool, general housekeeping
(cleaning, laundry, making beds, etc.), meal preparations,
childcare/feeding, and carpooling the child to events. The
working hours are 7am - 7pm Monday to Friday-Saturday, partial
Sunday off. Separate quarters, and vehicle for your use, and
medical benefits included. For more details, please email 


FULL-TIME CARETAKER/ESTATE MANGER needed. This would be ideal for
an energetic mature couple or single person who is a
handyman/jack of all trades. The property is located on the edge
of Las Vegas in a rural/suburban area. The job encompasses
overall estate management focusing on the maintenance of a 3.5
acre property consisting of an owner’s residence, a four
horse barn, caretaker’s apartment, two pastures, an arena,
gardens and small orchard. Some management of third parties
(gardener, housecleaner, etc.) but the majority of the work is
do-it-yourself items. Knowledge of residential electrical,
plumbing, irrigation systems and gardening is a plus for use in
basic exterior, interior household and yard maintenance.
Knowledge of horses is nice, but not required. However, you must
be comfortable around dogs, cats and horses. You may bring with
you your own (reasonable) animals. Must have a driver’s
license and a good driving record as a portion of the
responsibilities will be running basic errands for the household
as well as occasionally picking up or delivering our children
(ages 13 and 15) to school or their activities. Finally, a good
knowledge of computers and basic bookkeeping would be helpful for
household administrative items as well as personal assistance to
the owner. The caretaker’s apartment is a new, furnished
one bedroom and bath with full kitchen separate from the main
residence. Utilities, cable and internet are included. Please


ROOM MATES NEEDED for a single family home in Portsmouth, NH.
This is a unique opportunity for a mature couple to share life in
a lovely three-bedroom home with a 25-year-old young man who has
special needs. Free rent, a $900 monthly stipend, and shared
expenses are offered in exchange for support, companionship, and
mentoring in daily life routines. This position is part of a
whole-life, family-managed, and community-based program and
offers many rewards. Please send your inquiries or application to


CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a home on an 11 acre estate in
Morristown. A fully furnished, new 1,260 sq. ft. apartment with
utilities will be provided, in trade for services. The male must
be able to do masonry, yard work and repairs, 12 hours/week. The
female must be able to do general housekeeping and laundry 12
hours/week. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,


CARETAKER NEEDED in the Portales NM area. Rural, safe, secure,
and quiet. No smoking, drugs, pets, children, heavy scents,
parties, or problematic alcohol. Rent-free living opportunity,
with moderate duties, long-term. No salary. Must have an outside
income and a vehicle. We also maintain a list of candidates.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for my mother in a very quiet
neighborhood in the North Four Hills area of Albuquerque. The
individual must be easy going, and have the ability to do light
cleaning, laundry, light cooking as-needed, and tend to
day-to-day needs. Overall we want to have someone there just in
case, but the individual must have a positive can-do attitude
relative to the care of our mother. The individual will have
their own bedroom, free room and board, and be paid $275 - $300
per week. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to talk with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX about this position.

CARETAKER NEEDED for an elderly person in Corrales. Prefer
someone who has nursing experience. Duties will include cooking
and minor cleaning. Housing is optional and pay depends on
experience. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax your resume to


EAST HAMPTON HOUSEHOLD is seeking a single or couple to live-in
and care for a 10,000 square foot home. The employers maintain an
apartment in Manhattan during the week and return to the Hampton
home most weekends in the summer and two weekends each month in
the winter. There are also additional guests in the summer. They
enjoy entertaining in both locations and will need your
assistance in the city once per week to clean and prepare for
guests. They are seeking reliable and loyal employees who are
bright and able to work independently. Salary is $20,000 to
$35,000 plus lovely accommodations. Applications are available at

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Albany for a non-profit organization.
We are searching for a building and grounds caretaker. Keep your
full-time day job! This is a part-time job in the evenings and
weekends, including lawn care, building security and light
repairs. Paid in-house catering and a one bedroom apartment with
all utilities will be provided. Must have a clean record, and be
courteous and reliable. To apply, please mail your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls please. 

HANDYMAN/CARETAKER needed in Amenia, NY. We are searching for a
full-time maintenance worker/caretaker with mechanical,
carpentry, electrical, plumbing and landscaping skills. Knowledge
of farm operations (hay/cattle/equipment) would be a plus.
Housing is available. Must have a clean driver’s license.
Background and credit checks are required. To apply, please fax
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please include your
salary requirements.


VOLUNTEERS needed for about four hours every day in exchange for
food and accommodation at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Volunteers need
to be flexible. Depending on the time of year and your particular
skills you could be helping with track maintenance, farm work,
painting or repair work on buildings, cleaning, kitchen work,
gathering of seafood or helping guests to enjoy the various
activities such as, hiking, snorkeling and horse riding. Normally
you will join in with us on whatever we happen to be working on
at the time. Some days you might work a lot some days not at all,
depending on what we are doing. We like to think that we live,
not work so where living stops and work begins can sometimes be
hard to determine. Your daily life will bring you into close
contact with our paying guests. It is paying guests who allow us
to carry on our work to enhance the natural values of our Park.
Most are only here for a short time and it is up to us to make
sure that they get to do what they want and enjoy themselves. You
should enjoy meeting and talking to people from all over the
world who will probably want to know a lot about you. It’s
not that hard because they will be mostly fun loving nature
lovers who will have a high standard of basic values, just like
you in fact, if you are the sort of person who will enjoy being
here. We have no road access and trips to town are infrequent.
Your leisure time will be spent doing the things you can do at
the Park. This means you must enjoy the simple pleasures that
nature has to offer. Experiencing our lifestyle should be the
most important reason for coming here. Stay length is negotiable
but long stays are preferable. A week would be a minimum, a month
would be average and some have stayed for a year. Having said
that we acknowledge that it is hard to commit to something like
this without having experienced it so a trial period for
newcomers is always assumed both, for your sakes and ours. We
have enjoyed having our helpers and they have enjoyed being here.
That is the whole point of it all. To learn more, please visit

NEW ZEALAND home available to visit and stay in. It is hugs not
drugs when you stay with me, a retired Kiwi with three spoiled
cats. We now live in the village of Katikati, My organic garden,
always has some work to do with a sustainable way in mind. Come
with an open mind and be willing to try anything, it can be fun.
Moggies Market that I organize is the second Saturday of each
month, in the town; it will be a full day for us. Accommodation
is a big caravan; there is a hot shower and toilet in the chalet
nearby. We share cooking and the usual household chores. Free
time can be spent at the beach, hot thermal pools, tramping, or
the pubs. Plan to stay six to seven days or longer by invite.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit my website at


CARETAKER/MANAGER COUPLE needed to manage an Eco-Lodge on a
Crater Lake in a nature reserve with breathtaking views of the
crystal clear lake, located in Granada, Nicaragua. Room/board
plus stipend of $400/month provided. There are five bungalows,
plus a restaurant and bar here. Hospitality experience and hands
on approach are necessary. Spanish needed. A start date will be
in the beginning of November 2009. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more and apply via our website.
Thank you.


CARETAKER NEEDED for security and continuing restoration and
maintenance of a historic log lodge and property. Remote property
- three miles from a hard surface road in the mountains of
western NC with streams and near beautiful Lake Nantahala. Need
various handyman, gardening, and mechanical skills. (Prefer Norm
Abrams over Bob Vilas - who want to do it rather than talk about
it!). Must be sober, responsible and have a full complement of
common sense. Live on premises year round. Living quarters,
utilities, small salary provided. This is an ideal situation for
an energetic retired couple who love the outdoors. Please call


APARTMENT MANAGER COUPLE needed in Fargo. We are searching for a
couple to manage a south Fargo apartment complex. Duties will
include renting and maintenance. To apply, please write the


HOUSESITTER WANTED in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, for
various times throughout 2009 and 2010. 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 city pool. Easy access to shopping. Dublin is an
upscale community with its claim to fame being the Memorial Golf
Tournament held in June. 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 details, please

APARTMENT MANAGER COUPLE needed immediately to co-manage a
subsidized two and three bedroom townhouse apartment community
located in Columbus. Rent-free three bedroom town house with
basic utilities paid is provided along with a competitive salary.
Basic clerical skills needed for the administrative position and
prior experience with HUD recertification processing would be
extremely helpful but not mandatory. General maintenance and
punch-out/apartment rehab skills are desired for the maintenance
position. Excellent opportunity for couples just beginning their
careers together in property management or for semi-retired
couples. If interested, please send resumes with
salary/employment history to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


AN OREGON SHEEP RANCH is looking for a caretaker (can be a couple
or single) in exchange for light help on the ranch. We are
located close to Salem. For more information, please call


CARETAKER NEEDED: Full time position available at a beautiful
camp in northeast Pennsylvania (Pocono Mountains). Applicant must
be experienced in overall maintenance of children's camp. Should
have knowledge of carpentry, lawn equipment maintenance,
plumbing, electrical, grounds and pool care. Additional support
staff provided during late spring and summer. Housing and
utilities provided. Salary dependent upon experience. Excellent
opportunity for couples and retirees. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax your resume to

RETIRE in the beautiful Western Snyder County Mountains.
Caretaking and handyman duties required at a private vacation
/hunting lodge. Live in a 1,500 sq. ft., three year old ranch
style home with porch, two car garage, all appliances, central
A/C, water, sewer, and satellite TV in exchange for caretaker and
handyman duties.  If interested, please mail a personal resume
and references to Caretaker/Handyman,  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED now through December for a secluded house on
acreage in the mountains of central Puerto Rico. There is a cool
climate here, one hour to the north or south coasts. Rent-free
but no salary. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for an elderly gentleman in Johnston
(outside of Providence). We are seeking a qualified live-in
caretaker/aide for physically fragile elderly gentleman. This is
an excellent position for a qualified candidate. Room and Board
and salary provided. A driver’s license is required. The
candidate must have experience working with the elderly and also
have great references. Please email your resume and references to


PRETORIA HOUSESITTERS needed. Our four bedroom home will be empty
while we are on holiday in Italy from December 17 to January 4,
2010. We have a lovely, spacious home with pool. We have two
dogs, two cats and some koi fish that will need care during this
time. We are close to the parliament buildings, and one hour from
Sun City. No transport is available. Anyone in the mood for a hot
African summer? Don’t forget – it’s summertime
during the Christmas season here! Please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

LOOKING FOR PEOPLE who love to work with wood and can help build
a deck with my husband at our beach house called
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Yzerfontein, West Coast, South Africa.
We are conveniently situated on the beach in the idyllic ocean
side town of Yzerfontein; it's less than an hour's drive from
Cape Town. This dreamy six bedroom retreat boasts magnificent
ocean views throughout the house. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX can't be
beaten either as a film location or luxurious seaside
accommodation. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is set in the Yzerfontein
nature reserve and offers a tranquil and undisturbed environment
to relax and absorb the exquisite scenery. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Photos are available at 


CARETAKER COUPLE needed to clean, paint, shampoo, and shovel snow
in the winter for a 42 unit building. Must live on site. Apply in


A SMALL ECO HOLIDAY RESORT in Cádiz needs help. We are
looking for helpers during November and December. The work
consists in helping in the maintenance of our resort, housework,
ironing, gardening and some painting. We have a nice small room
for you with kitchen and bath. You can learn more about our
resort at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are used to working with
volunteers five days a week for five hours. In return, we provide
food and accommodations for free. Breakfast and supper are taken
in your room, dinner we have together. Our environment is great.
We are only 8km from the beach. For more details, please contact


RETIRED COUPLE wanted for a North Knoxville apartment complex.
Must be able to show apartments and do minor repairs. Rental
discount plus commission offered. To apply, please mail your


WE RAISE MYOTONIC (fainting goats) and need someone to feed them
and be interested in their well being; they do all have names and
their own personality. Also, have chickens that need to be taken
care of. Have approximately one acre high fenced for gardening,
would like to get this started and set up on a share basis.
Tractor and drip irrigation are ready to go. A couple of times a
year we would like to go on vacation and have a housesitter for
our dogs, goats, llamas, and mini horse. Would also need to be
willing to milk the one dairy goat when we leave. Our place is
about four miles from the other property so you would have lots
of privacy. The property you would be responsible for is 25
acres, very private, has a new two bedroom house, separate
workshop and abundant wildlife. Property is near a small town and
is about 40-45 minutes from Austin, San Antonio, Fredricksburg.
Gardening experience a plus, will be glad to train regarding the
goats. Some additional work is available with us for wages. We
have figured that the exchange would equal 78 hours per month.
You would be free to accept outside employment that doesn’t
conflict with the daily chores. Please email

TRADE A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE for caretaker duties. Seeking a good
person who loves animals (preferably retired) to take care of
multiple animals. Our location is between Hawkins and Mineola.
You will be staying rent free in a nice cabin on a private lake.
Some of the duties include: feeding the animals on a schedule,
making sure that the animals are cared for and giving them some
attention. There are some other odd jobs too. I will give you
more information if you respond and we will go from there. You
need not apply if you do not have a genuine love of all animals.
This is the perfect opportunity for someone who has retired and
is looking for a rent free place to stay with easy to love
animals to care for. Please respond by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional information.


AN ALPINE, UT FAMILY is seeking a couple to manage their 28,000
square foot residence. This traditional family of five has strong
family values and is seeking conservative employees who can clean
and care for their home, serve food, chauffeur, shop and do
errands as needed. They entertain formally on a quarterly basis
and enjoy casual get-togethers several times per month. The home
is located in a suburb/country setting on nine acres. Oversight
of the grounds maintenance and coordination with maintenance
people at the vacation home will be required from you as well.
Housing is provided in a nearby, spacious home and a competitive
wage plus health benefits is being offered. Applications are

MOTEL MANAGER COUPLE needed for a 37 room motel in Tremonton City
for the 3pm - 12 midnight shift. We are looking for a married
couple (one or no children preferred). Must be non-smoking, with
no pets. The start date will be October 15. We are a 30 minute
drive to campus. Compensation is $1,600/month salary plus free
rent. To apply, please mail your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We will you call for interviews.


Vermont. We have a scenic 10 acre Farm Retreat where guests enjoy
a variety of activities designed to help re-connect people with
the great outdoors. We need a skilled, motivated, resourceful and
competent team to manage and maintain the main house (four
bedrooms, three bathrooms), small cabin and large barn which
includes a wood shop, studio, classroom and animal holdings.
Responsibilities will also include cooking and cleaning for
guests, and caring for organic gardens, lawn and animals
(chickens, ducks and a cat). Carpentry, fence and shelter
building are also needed. You are welcome to bring your own
horses (we have four large stalls) that would be a big plus for
business, but no pets please. In exchange we offer a lovely
private 24’ x 32’ apartment with stunning views of
Killington’s Bear Mountain Peak, a favorable percentage of
any revenue generated, and the opportunity to enjoy and develop
your own skills and programs, which you may offer to guests and
locals through our facilities, in order to generate your own
income. This caretaking position could offer time for outside
employment as well. We are in the process of developing several
green communities and Holistic Eco Centers across North America.
The Farm caretaking position may one day lead to exciting
opportunities at other locations as well. Please email your
resume, phone number and a letter describing the programs you
would like to implement to us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you
very much.

providing a presence in a shelter for women and children fleeing
domestic and sexual violence. The individual caretaker will
receive free housing for one year! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
provides 24/7 shelter and hotline services at a confidential
location in Lamoille County, VT. To apply, please mail a letter
of interest, resume and three character references to


LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. We are searching for an individual to
care for a few farm animals and maintain the grounds
(approximately 80 hours month) at a non-profit animal sanctuary
located near Richmond, in exchange for an efficiency apartment in
a historic cabin, onsite. The position includes all utilities
(heat/AC, lights, telephone, wireless internet) and the house,
entrance and barn are all protected by 24/7 web cam surveillance.
While possible (and acceptable) to maintain another job while
filling this position, the successful candidate must be available
to feed animals every day, both morning and evening. It will be
necessary to interact with volunteers and advisory board
regarding schedules, backup coverage, etc. and occasionally
assist with preparation, parking, set up and clean up for our
fundraising events and other private functions held onsite.
Monetary compensation is provided for hours worked over twenty
per week. Must be a non smoker with a valid driver's license and
reliable vehicle. Excellent references and a background check
will be required. Please respond with a brief paragraph detailing
your situation and experience (no attachments please). Please

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to help long-term with our 500-acre farm
estate in Madison, Virginia. Must be self-starters, motivated,
conscientious, honest with high integrity, good communication
skills, good credit history, and healthy. You would help care for
our herd of Texas Longhorns, pleasure horses, and other small
barn animals. Must have experience on farm equipment, general
maintenance, fencing, and pastures; which includes landscaping
and gardens. Housekeeping duties include cleaning main home, two
guesthouses and other domestic responsibilities. We provide a
home with utilities and salary. Please email resume, references,

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed to do maintenance work for a mobile
home park/campground on Smith Mountain Lake, VA. To apply for
this position, please mail your resume to Caretaker,

CARETAKER NEEDED in Richmond. Home and garden maintenance
required for a private residence. This is a full-time position,
which includes salary plus benefits and vacation. Please email
your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SELF STORAGE FACILITY is seeking a married couple to manage our
property. Must be sales oriented. Computer experience and having
a customer service attitude are necessary. The package includes
an apartment, salary, bonuses and benefits. To apply, please mail


CARETAKERS needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Washington State.
This is a unique opportunity to live and work in a remote Pacific
Northwest ancient forest and take care of one of the most
beautiful natural hot springs in the world. Caretakers provided
with a well-appointed off-the-grid cabin. We require couples or a
two-person team. Applicants must have good people and
communication skills, display positive attitudes and well-kept
appearances, have basic mechanical aptitude, and be hard working
self-starters able to live in a remote, and at times, isolated
environment. Winter position, starting 11-1-09, requires prior
cross-country skiing and/or snowshoeing experience. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more info, please call

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, on Orcas Island, is seeking the
services of a full time Couple/Manager to provide onsite
management support, 24/7. A manager’s unit is included for
this purpose, along with a generous compensation package.
Applicants must have a proven record of effectively dealing with
the public. Desirable skills include basic PC computing; and
basic handyman experience. Applicants must submit a summary of
work experience with contact information to

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a non-profit organization in Elma.
Must be bondable and a criminal and credit check will be
required. Requires handyman, carpentry and mechanical skills, and
being in good physical shape with a current driver’s
license. The hours during summer may be 60 per week and in winter
as little as 20 per week. Will need to mow and maintain three
properties, clean clubhouse bathrooms and showers daily, repair
and paint when needed, clean gutters, replace light bulbs, fill
pot holes, maintain culverts, and trim limbs. Must have a great
attitude and be self-motivated, and work well with others.
Computer skills would be nice and some bookkeeping skills. This
position includes a two bedroom house, garage, light, water and
garbage, plus a $1,200/month salary to start. Please mail your
resume to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with all
your contact info. 

CARETAKER WANTED for a progressive, quirky, dynamic church on
Broadway in Seattle. All Pilgrims Christian Church (a
congregation of the Disciples of Christ and the United Church of
Christ denominations) has a position available for a live-in
caretaker. Responsibilities will be to serve as the eyes and ears
of the building and to participate in enhancing the day-to-day
beauty, comfort, cleanliness, maintenance, safety, security, and
protection of church property. Suitable living quarters and
utilities are provided in exchange for these duties. There is no
monetary compensation. Compensation will be in-kind in exchange
for use of an apartment and basic utilities (water, heat,
electricity). Hours are expected to be between two to three hours
per day, seven days per week. Our dream applicant is a team
player who self-motivates and can be relied on to identify needs
and address them in a timely manner. Maintenance experience a
plus! For a more detailed position description, please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email a letter of interest and

MANAGER/CARETAKERS required for a small motel/hobby farm located
near Port Townsend, WA. Revenue sharing, two bedroom home/office
provided. Requires two people, additional income necessary. Black
loam soil with spring water suitable for organic gardening
available. Pets welcome. Pacific Northwest residents preferred.


CARETAKER NEEDED for my cottage in the mountains of West
Virginia, one mile from the Greenbrier River in Pocahontas
County. The place, which sits on five acres, consists of a
cottage, a well, a spring, two streams, and several outbuildings.
It has sat vacant for almost ten years. I’d like to have it
lived in, as well as 10 - 12 hours per week of handyperson
efforts. If interested, please mail a letter (do not email or fax
– the property owner will only be answering mailed letters)
to Attn: “West Virginia Cottage Caretaker”, The
Caretaker Gazette, 3 Estancia Lane, Boerne, TX 78006 so we can
then forward your letter to the property owner.

FACILITY MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS needed. Positions are available
mid-April 2010 through fall 2010. Volunteers will perform various
light duty maintenance work to include: painting, staining; light
carpentry work, replace screens in park restrooms and shower
facilities; plant and water flowers and weed flowerbeds; plant
and prune trees and shrubs; pick up litter throughout the project
and debris along the shoreline; mow and maintain nature trails;
clean grills; maintain bulletin boards; and other light
maintenance duties. Volunteers are required to provide 20 hours
per week service in exchange for a free RV campsite with electric
hookup. For info, please write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a leader in property management, has an
immediate opening for an on-site Caretaker or Caretaker team to
work part-time at Euclid Arms, a senior living apartment
community located in Milwaukee. Responsibilities of this position
include: providing professional and courteous service to our
residents, cleaning and upkeep of the property, assist in
preparing apartments for new residents and handling light
maintenance requests. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of
one to three years of previous caretaker experience. Excellent
customer service skills are a must. Applicants must be willing to
live on-site. A one bedroom apartment will be provided.
Interested candidates should submit their resume to

PROPERTY MANAGER COUPLE needed in Kronenwetter, WI. A leading
real estate developer and property management firm seeks an
experienced onsite manager or couple to lease up and operate a
brand new 56 unit luxury apartment complex, called Timber Creek
Estates II, located off I 39/51 exit Maple Ridge Rd in beautiful
Kronenwetter. Must live onsite and be able to start immediately.
Must have prior experience, minor maintenance skills required,
and basic computer skills. Please mail your resume and/or letter
of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

caretaker team to manage and maintain a 33 unit apartment
community on Beloit's Southeast side. Ideal candidate(s) should
have good sales and communications skills. Duties include:
leasing, cleaning, grounds, resident communication and minor
maintenance. Must have transportation and a valid driver's
license. Compensation will be in the form of free rent plus
salary. Interested applicants should mail their resume to 


conscientious, hard working, capable, responsible, positive,
artistic woman in mid 40’s seeks house-sitting, caretaking,
or house sharing arrangement in or near coastal Cumberland
County. Background in nutrition coaching / natural
health-building and curatorial / educational museum work; also
experienced whole foods cook, detail oriented housekeeper/home
maintainer, organic vegetable / flower gardener, compassionate
caregiver. Have lived 20 years in NH with stable jobs and have
good references. Wanting to relocate to general Portland area to
be closer to grown son and cultural opportunities of the region.
Please contact Erda at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Professional, Mature Married Couple available worldwide
for property caretaking. Expertise in living on-site, gardening,
cooking, animal care, maintenance, customer service, security,
and financial management. Couple has owned, maintained, or
renovated over 15 homes, including an historic preservation farm
and a former home of Francis Ford Coppola. Both are property
owners who recognize the intensely personal nature and value of a
property. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Multi-talented, experienced fortyish couple seeking
long-term caretaking position in the US Rocky Mountain region. We
are extremely hard working, dependable, honest and reliable.
Security/Law Enforcement background. No drugs, non-smoking.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss our many

Professional female Household Manager/Housekeeper seeks a
live-in/out position in southeast U.S. Private service experience
eight years caring for fine homes. Reliable, resourceful, quiet
and respectful of privacy. Staff supervision, oversee vendors,
schedule maintenance, remarkable cooking skills, senior and pet
care. Very hands-on. Email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Service Heart, Servant Budget. Energetic, married young
couple, eager to serve, seeks private household position with
employer sponsored HM institute education. Also looking for
Denver, CO area house-sitting opportunities. Please call

Experienced caretaker available to take care of all of
your property management issues, areas of experience include,
gardening, home repairs and maintenance, equipment maintenance
and repair, security, contractor supervision, ability to
manage/work with staff, equally comfortable working
independently, If you are seeking a reliable, hardworking
individual to maintain and look after your property please email
me for more info. I am seeking a position in the mid-Atlantic
region (New York to Georgia). Please email
I am looking for a house sitting or caretaking position in Santa Barbara, CA. I am a strong, fit 55-year-old woman who has worked in customer service positions lifelong and enjoy people. I have much to offer and can be a great companion for creative, intelligent and thoughtful people. I prefer a long term position but would be open to a temporary position if needed. I am willing to travel, and help others enjoy their life.  I like dogs but I am allergic to cats. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. A background check is fine and references available upon request. Best regards.
Maximize Your Peace Of
Mind. I adore animals and will keep your pets in great shape,
and your home secure and protected while you are away. I am told
I am an attractive, well mannered woman, 50's having taken
sabbatical from teaching and counseling practice. Would like
house sitting/animal care in warm climate during this winter and
possibly beyond. I am licensed by State of Ohio and would
successfully pass any background check. Non smoker, non drugs,
excellent references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to begin a dialogue of trust.

Professional Dog Caretaker/Sitter, 25+ years experience.
Outstanding references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Manhattan couple seeks opportunities in the Hawaiian
Islands.  Looking for property management situations for family
estate, B&B or luxury vacation rental. 10+ years of
experience in executive level business management, client
relations and high end hospitality. Successful, yet frustrated
with city living, we're ready for tropical pastures. Available at
the end of '09/beginning of '10. Please email us at

Mature individual seeking a position as
Caretaker/Housesitter in Lake Tahoe (North Shore) for the 09/10
winter season. Single excellent local references and a handyman
also. Nonsmoker no pets. Available as early as mid October
through June timeframe. I am a returning Manager at a local ski
resort, for ten years now. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ASAP. Thank you so much!

Hello!  I am an Honors Graduate of American University in DC.
 I love academia and learning.  After spending many years
working in CPA firms and corporations, spreadsheets and structure
gave way to creativity and consciousness.  I am looking for a
house sitting opportunity in the Washington, DC metropolitan
area.  As a landlord, I currently own rental property and have
tenants, so I know the importance of maintenance responsibilities
and upkeep.  With my willingness to do house chores and pet
sitting, and your desire for home maintenance, we may be a great
match!  Of course, I am honest, responsible, and will treat your
home as I would mine. References are available. Please call me at

Mature, reliable, responsible, quiet single woman -
artist, psychotherapist - seeking housesitting/caretaking
position in Boulder/Denver area. Great with houseplants, love
cooking, love animals. Experienced homeowner and housesitter.
Nonsmoker. Prefer minimum 3 months, longer even better. Great
references. Email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Southern CA  Estate Sitter /Caretaker Available. Working
professional will provide excellent references for your peace of
mind, for exceptional pet care, home security, package/mail
collection and contractor management. I'm a 3x homeowner,
reliable, meticulous, very pet-savvy, non-smoker with my own
vehicle. Available October 1st. Please contact

Writer/Artist looking for housesitting/caretaking
situation for retreat/inspiration. Available mid-October.
Prefer Southwest U.S./Mexico/? Excellent references! Please

Woman from Maine seeking employment in the South as a
companion to an elderly individual (November - April). Am willing
to do light housekeeping, meal prep and errands. I am friendly
outgoing. I have 20+ years of experience. Interested? Phone

Responsible, grown-up life coach and writer seeking
rent-free housesitting, caretaking position for up to two years
in California, Oregon, or Washington. Great with property, pets,
and plants. Need access to public transportation and/or use of a
vehicle. Ready to go 4th quarter 2009 or early 2010. References
gladly furnished. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Oahu Hawaii. Honest, hardworking country girl with much
experience in all phases of household and property maintenance.
Conservative, optimistic with excellent references. Please call

St. John, USVI. Professional couple seeks long term
caretaker’s position on St. John. Open to simply house
sitting or serving as on site management for short term villa
rental. Will supervise maintenance of property impeccably, and
protect as our own. His background is in architecture/building
(30+ years) and sales/marketing, her’s is interior design
and remodeling. Have our own designer furnishings to make your
property a showcase. We are empty nesters currently living on St.
John with our cat, Dilly.  Both are health and fitness minded,
thus are non-smoking and drug free. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for bios, references and to discuss
possibilities or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature and Professional single female seeks position in
Southern California; San Diego or LA preferred. Will provide
personal references, plus excellent care for your property and/or
pets, including birds. Published author, non smoker, clean, and
100% reliable. Relocating from Florida, and looking for six
months to one year situation. Please call

Aspen/Snowmass, CO: Young, energetic married couple seek
caretaking position in exchange for housing. Experienced in
housekeeping, meal service, groundskeeping, gardening, snow
removal, building maintenance and construction. Excellent
references! Flexible start date. Email Danny and Emily at

Mature Person looking for opportunity to live on and help
with a farm/retreat center. Prefer private housing, salary,
benefits, organic, biodynamic, natural methods. Would like to
work on a farm with animals. Work experience in animal
rehabilitation, rescue, sanctuary work, gardening
community-retail-private hire, event planning. Looking to be in
the area of Western North Carolina or Mid-Atlantic Region. Will
consider others for right opportunity. Currently living in
Delaware. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Central America/Southern CA: Couple seeking Caretaking or
Resort Property Management. Superlative references. 
Non-smokers/Non-drinkers; hard workers and creative.  Available
October. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more contact
information and your requirements.

Attractive, Energetic female seeking a permanent, live-in
position. Geographically flexible. Housesitting, Companion,
Caregiver, property manager. 30+ Years of experience with
celebrity and estate management. Honest, respectful of privacy,
quiet. Prefer kind, happy, fun clients. Excellent references.
Call Jyl at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Photos and resume

House sit, pet sit and caretaker of loved one in exchange
for free rent and salary. Southeast Illinois and Lake county of
Indiana. I am a Christian woman, previous homeowner, pet owner
and experienced caregiver for the elderly and handicapped. Please

Gold Standard Caretaker - Mid-40s, working professional,
homeowner, current government security clearance and 800-plus
credit score for housesitting and possibly care for domestic
pets, in the D.C.-Metro-Tri-State area within driving distance to
North Virginia. Excellent - judgment, responsiveness, lifestyle,
references and track record.  Non-smoker, athletic, adaptive and
extremely personable.  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single female, 41, available anytime in September, seeking
one - three month caretaking opportunity. Resourceful, flexible,
independent, conscientious. Recovering after an illness and
bailing on the big city— ideally seeking a situation in a
small town or rural/resort area. Will need wireless internet
nearby (café, library) if not on premises, for freelance
editorial work. Nonsmoker, animal/outdoor enthusiast, superstar
petsitter. Open to any combination house/garden/pet/livestock
care, happy to pay utilities if needed. IMP'T NOTE: my own two
cats must accompany me--friends/family already maxed with pets.
They are sweet, low-key, 10-year-old neutered males who'll be
content with my company and a room or two away from your
priceless antiques. (I won’t be toting any other
stuff---it’s in storage.) Please email

Retired couple seeking a house sitting, caretaker position
in Arizona or California for the winter months, three to six
months.  Experienced in property management. Please contact

My name is Richard, have been maintaining properties for 9
years. Looking for a housesitting/caretaking position in the SW
area. I'm 58 years old, and in good shape. I don't
drink/smoke/drug free, I need some time for art/sculpting.

Live in position desired by a much experienced couple with
a 13-year-old Boy Scout and Labrador. Reliable, energetic and
friendly with good sense of humor eager to care for your
property. Clean living with no vices and excellent driver
records.  He cares for lawn, garden, pool, supervises and can fix
most anything. She cooks, cleans, errands, gardens child/animal
care. Excellent references. Berkshire county, MA  or 100 mile
radius from. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Filmmaker – Handyman seeks property for development
of WebTV video series based on the creation of sustainable
eco-oriented projects. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for secluded mountain valley property to
manage/caretake year- round. Quality, conservative team with
broad, seasoned experience can maintain, restore, develop or
build. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Want a winter position somewhere south for the winter
months. I have experience in house/petsitting. I will care
for your home and animals like they are mine. I am a retired
nurse presently doing animal rescue and rehab, house/ petsitting.
I am presently caring for a home in CA. and won't be free till
November. I will care for your pool, hot tub, lawn, garden, mail,
all aspects of animal care, errands that need to be done while
you are gone. Vacation with the peace of mind that everything at
home is getting tender loving care. I am honest, hardworking,
reliable, independent and have a driver’s license.
References on request. Feel free to contact me at

SW Florida Semi-Retired Professional Couple seeking house
sitting/caretaking opportunity in the Southwest Florida Coastal
area. Sarasota, Venice, Nokomis, Osprey and Englewood are ideal
locations. Long term arrangement preferred. Excellent references
available. You may contact Rob or Nina at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Clinton, Missouri: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX References

Single male, 42, seeks short or long-term caretaking
position in the Pacific Northwest or abroad. Have experience with
pet and house sitting in America, England and Italy. All aspects
of home maintenance and repair. Career background in event
planning and production (detail-orientated, customer service and
supervision of labor). Have passed four separate background
checks and navigate cultural, economic and age diversity with
respect and sensitivity. Am self-motivated, work well
independently but also recognize the value of flexibility while
working with others. I learn quickly and enthusiastically. My
preferences are for quiet settings with compensation but will
consider all situations on an individual basis. References,
resume and photo upon request. Please email

Responsible 29-year-old UK female seeks a place to write
from January 2010. Excellent references. All locations/lengths
considered. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Caretaker available for home or B&B in Southeast
Alaska. Excellent references.  Please call Erin at

Artistic, mature, mid-thirties couple seeks
caretaking/housesitting opportunity. Experienced carpenters,
housesitters, great references and green thumbs are a few things
we have to offer. Open to U.S. east/west coasts as well as
overseas Housesitting (preferably New Zealand and Australia).
Available January 1, 2010. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Maui resident caretaker position wanted! Retiring general
contractor with vacation rental experience seeks permanent
resident caretaker, manager and maintenance position at your
beach estate or home in south Maui (may consider west side).
Licensed contractor for over 35 years and owner of five unit
vacation rentals for 12 years. Experienced in all facets of
rental management, bookings, maintenance, yard upkeep, etc. Fit,
very responsible and honest single, 62 year young male.
Non-smoker, non-drinker and no drugs. Salary commensurate with
responsibilities. Please contact Ron at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

"I care about the places I live" Quiet 55 year
young non-drinking non-smoking caretaker, retired electrician
with alternative energy experience, handy with repairs. Writer,
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ocean, lake or stream. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Texas. Would welcome opportunity to work with farm/ranch
business. Grew up on large working cattle ranch. Experienced in
animal management and care. BA in archaeology, currently work
from home in telecommunications. Seeking part time caretaker
position in exchange for rent.  Very responsible. Own 4x4 full
size pickup. Active and healthy non-smokers, willing to care for
your property and ensure property security. Please contact Craig

Responsible, respectful, self-motivated, professional,
single female writer, 41, seeking housesitting/property
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housesitting, petsitting, garden maintenance, managing home
repairs and property rental. I will take care of your place as my
own. Excellent professional and personal references will vouch
for my integrity and trustworthiness. Please email

Couple, retired Federal Agent and national security
research specialist completing foreign assignment in January 2010
and plan on writing. Both hold U.S. Government top level security
clearances. Seek moderate to long term caretaking assignment in
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drugs, no bankruptcies, no criminal/credit/alcohol problems, non
smokers, no children. Personal attributes: both are professional,
low key, courteous, personable and animal friendly with both
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talents. Basic electrical, carpentry and plumbing skills, also
diverse management, computing and record keeping skills. Horse
and dog care knowledgeable and such responsibilities welcomed.
Insurable and bondable. Very knowledgeable of security and
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Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job
petered out. Prefer an absentee landowner. Prefer New Mexico,
Arizona, or Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need
a small salary. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Couple seeking caretaker position starting
mid-December/January. Short or long term. Horse, Carpentry,
Ranch, Office, and Off-the-Grid Living experience. We have no
kids, no mortgage, and no commitments (except to each other).
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Mature couple with small poodle seeking house
sitting/caretaking position (HI, FL, CA) long term. Retired
airline pilot, non smoker, in excellent health. Please contact

Caretaking - Property management position wanted on
eastern Long Island. NY. 25 years as a general contractor in the
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available on request. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional couple seek opportunity to manage household
or private estate. Would also entertain high-end vacation resort
or B&B management position. Possess strong work ethics and
communication skills along with service-oriented attitude.
Capable of motivating and maintaining staff. Over ten years
experience managing all aspects of property management. We are
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Mature, non-smoking, former Real Estate property and
office manager (and former assistant for a TV & Film
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I am a healthy mature woman of 57 seeking a companionship
position with an elderly single, or a nanny position for a young
couple (offering some cooking and cleaning in exchange for room,
board, and a stipend). Pets are a plus for me. I prefer these
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driver’s license/good driving record. Please contact Wendy
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Responsible plus drug-free couple. Fire medic and employed
psychology student in their 30s wanting to caretake in Hawaii,
preferably Oahu. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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contact Jeannine at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. By phone,
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Shiny, happy, contemplative couple, mid-30's,
transitioning from residential monastic practice (Zen Buddhist)
offer our service. Please visit our website at
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Dependable, professional couple available long-term to
care for your home, estate, or business in the U.S. or overseas.
In addition to our editing, writing, computer and business
experience, as longtime homeowners we have basic home and garden
maintenance skills. Available January 2010 with excellent
references. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SW Florida: Winter housesitter without compensation and
limited responsibilities. Will provide a presence and security in
exchange for utilities and broadband internet. Please email

Experienced! Hard working! Professional couple! Seeking
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Private Chef/Caretaker available. 10 years plus
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dependable, and flexible. Willing to relocate depending on terms.
Child and pet friendly. Salary negotiable. Excellent references.

Handyman seeks a well-paid caretaker position. Reliable,
efficient, and loyal. I use checklists so you don't. Ex-military
officer, and teacher. Friendly. I speak Spanish and Japanese.
Also seeking temporary house-sitting in the Miami area for me and
my Mom for two to four weeks. Thanks! Please email

Responsible and versatile woman retiring from career in
Federal investigations seeking caretaker position to transition
into retirement. Prefer quiet country setting that affords
privacy.  I am a healthy, physically fit, independent person with
extensive experience in management and farm/ranch maintenance.  I
have operated my own horse training facility for years and am a
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Security clearances, strong work ethic, references, and mobility.
Please contact Charmaine at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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