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NEW HOUSESITTING AND CARETAKING LISTINGS are received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced with “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.
THIS IS OUR 168th ISSUE!   (206) 462-1818   www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                      Volume 28, Number 6

November/December 2010                      ISSN 1074-3642 


- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 120+ caretaking opportunities in 32 states
and 24 countries
- Caretaker Profile
'Have health and enthusiasm - will travel!
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette


received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are
only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other
listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE
CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information
has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced


Over 60 different positions available statewide. Camp hosts
receive a campsite, stipend, and training for 40 hours/week. Time
may be split by couple. Our season is May to September with a
minimum four week commitment. Please write to: Volunteer
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email the Volunteer Coordinator
at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can also visit our website at

NOW TAKING 2011 RESERVATIONS for a summer Seasonal Facilities
Manager for a remote Alaskan lodge(s). You will be responsible
for operating and maintaining the physical infrastructure of two
remote lodges, including tools, equipment, buildings, vehicles
and grounds. During the summer season, this person trains,
supervises and instructs a four to six person crew. A full job
description and application instructions are available on the
employment pages of the company. Please visit our website at


CARETAKER NEEDED for a farm in Mendoza, Argentina. We have a 7.5
hectare farm with alfalfa in production and a comfortable two
bedroom farmhouse for accommodation. Income from the farm will be
yours in exchange for caretaking responsibilities. We are a
self-sufficient farm with an established vegetable plot, mature
fruit trees (apricot, plum, and fig) and herb garden. Flood
irrigation with 9½ hours weekly. Farm could also be used
for animals if desired. Located on a paved road, just 12 km. from
the city of San Rafael. Looking for a reliable non-smoking person
or couple for a one year term, with option to purchase. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.    

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PERSON to meet guests at the bus terminal
and someone who can work at the reception area and assist with
the cleaning of our hostel. For five hours of work per day, five
days per week, we offer accommodation and breakfast. The minimum
stay is 30 days. We are located in the beautiful province of
Cordoba. Activities include horseback riding and we are located
close to Quebrada del Cordito National Park for trekking and Los
Gigantes for rock climbing. For more information, please email


WE NEED A PERSON with a very special skill set: Chef, Yoga
Instructor and Gardener. The successful candidate must have
professional chef skills. Person will be in charge of two
breakfast shifts and two dinner shifts per week. Additional hours
available for Yoga instruction and gardening. Room and meals
provided for a single person only, with additional hourly
compensation. We are an upscale guest ranch located in the
mountains of southern Arizona. You will need your own
transportation and a long term commitment for the right person.
Please send your resume and salary requirements for consideration

RANCH HELP NEEDED - Looking for a long term individual with own
RV to be part of our Southern Arizona donkey rescue facility. We
are a rural "off grid" sanctuary in the beautiful
Sonoran Desert. Will exchange full RV hook-up and high speed
internet for help with daily barn chores; about three hours work
per day; no compensation. Must appreciate rural living and be
comfortable around donkey's, horses and dogs; your pets are
welcome. Individual must be mature, independent and respectful of
nature. Sincerity about wanting to be a part of a rescue effort
is desirable. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE NEED HELP with chores in and around the house in exchange for
free rent and utilities. There is plenty of space here. We are
looking for a couple or person comfortable with good natured,
lovable horses and comfortable with living 12 miles from the city
limits. In case we are gone for a night or more the
responsibilities will be feeding the birds and of course the
horses and maintaining the barn area and cleaning the manure of
the two horses. No special skills are necessary. If interested in
long term stay, for the 24 foot trailer, 10½ hours per
week in exchange for living space and utilities for one person,
and 15 per week for two people. For accommodations in the 40 +
foot 5th wheel trailer 26 hours per week for two people. The
surrounding land is very beautiful and very unpopulated, with
lots of wildlife. We are basically surrounded by national forest
land. Hiking and riding trails abound, ruins dating back 800 to
1,000 years are present everywhere ... you need only discover
them. There are a zillion stars, much privacy and quietude. There
are no fast food chains down the block and no pizza delivery! Be
aware: if you like to socialize a lot, there are not enough
people to do that here. For more information please email


Greetings Gary, we just renewed our subscription! Could you
please send us the information on how we could submit our
Caretaker Profile? We couldn’t find that info on your
website. We have been very lucky to have received two positions
from the Caretaker's Gazette in the past years (one for six
months; the other for 2½ years). We have recently been
applying for other positions, but seem to come up short (we're
usually number two but we keep on trying!). We thought that if we
were able to submit a Caretaker Profile we might truly get the
caretaker’s position of our dreams. Thanks for a great
publication - we look forward to every issue and all the email
updates. Sincerely, C. and T. B., Bailey CO

Great, Cindy and Tim. Please email in this info for a
Caretaker Profile story in a future issue of the GAZETTE:
- Need Caretaker Profile Story Title; Dates of Birth; Address;
Interests; Favorite Quote; Two photos: a close-up of both of you
and then a photo of you on the property you are caretaking; and
about 900 words for your story. Please visit our Blog at
http://caretakergazette.blogspot.com to see other Caretaker
Profile stories and photos.

I want to thank everyone for contacting me about my emergency
need to find a caretaker for my Hill Country home. I had over 50
responses and was overwhelmed with the expressions of concern and
assistance everyone offered me. Wow. I am so impressed with the
folks out there looking for positions. I wish I had places for
all of them. B. V. Leakey TX

Barbara, we’re glad to hear that you received a great
response for your Help-Wanted ad and it’s nice to see how
you were able to find a caretaker so quickly for your place.

I have noticed that you have this phrase on your website:
“New Caretaking and House Sitting Jobs Daily” yet I
do not receive email updates daily. I have only been getting
three or four email updates with new ads each week. Am I missing
something? K. L. Denver, CO

Hi Karen, thanks for writing. The phrase you are referring to
means that we get new positions coming in every day. Some days
all we get are ads for our email broadcast service and they are
emailed out the same day. Other days, all we receive are ads for
our next issue, so these are not emailed out – and instead
are published in our next issue. And then some days we get a
combination of new ads – some to be emailed out that same
day (and not get published in the next issue) and some that will
only be published in our next issue.

Just wanted to let you know that we are so happy to have found
your publication. The caretaker who we had for years here has
finally decided to retire and he recommended your publication as
the best place to find an experienced and qualified caretaker. We
are so glad we subscribed, as the 2nd ad we called in your
Situations-Wanted section ended up as our perfect caretaker
replacement. D. Y. Portland, ME

Donna thanks for the update. We wish you and your new
caretaker the best!

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going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
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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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CARETAKERS needed for a factory complex in Queensland. Live in a
small house, rent free, with light duties. Would be very suitable
for a retired couple. Please write to:

FARM HELP needed. We are looking for a farmhand/caretaker. Prefer
a mature person with farming experience. Work a minimum of 20
hours per week, in exchange for an air-conditioned house.
References required. To apply, please mail a letter to Farm Help,

CARETAKER COUPLE required for a well-known property in the Coolah
district. This is a live-in position and would suit an active,
semi-retired couple who love the outdoors and enjoy a sense of
job ownership. You will be required to maintain gardens and
lawns, and take on the caretaker duties for the owner's homestead
and gardens. The maintenance and cleaning of temporary staff
accommodation is also required. The applicant should have a
current driver's license and experience in garden maintenance.
This package includes excellent accommodation including capped
electricity plus rations and a wage negotiable with the right
applicant. Applications should be forwarded in writing to:

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. A new lifestyle estate for the over
50’s has been developed in Shepparton, Victoria. Our client
is seeking to employ a couple for the live-in caretaker position.
The live-in caretaker will be responsible to monitor and respond
to the village emergency system seven nights per week and
weekends. The successful couple will be required to live in the
new three bedroom home within the estate. A First Aid Certificate
will be required. Interested applicants should forward your
application letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Australia. For further enquiries please contact

property, in the Gympie, Queensland area. Some mechanical
experience preferred. Keen gardeners a must, in exchange for a
house and small wage. To apply, please call


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is offering great opportunities for
volunteers and student groups to engage in community work.
Starting in July 2011 we will be glad to host you as a Social
Partner in the quest to make XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX a better
place, where together we will be facilitating
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX that will consist of academic,
environmental and socio-cultural educational projects for
kids’ ages five and up - for a duration of one month. All
amenities and activities excluding sea tours and land tours
outside the village are complimentary. Volunteers must have good
character and are willing and able to work with children teaching
them basic skills in reading, math, English, art and sports. To
aid in the sustainability of the program and that it remains
mutually beneficial: donation in the form of Books and any other
kind of materials that will assist in defraying the cost
associated with the program will be appreciated. Weekends are for
the volunteers/students to utilize as desire. Visit to the Jaguar
Reserve, Cayes to snorkel, Zip Lining, Cave Tubing, and/or visit
to the Maya Ruin are few of the activities recommended.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX promises to be fun filled and
educational. For more details, please email 

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


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs volunteers. We are near the
town of Botucatu, São Paulo State; our main activity is
our animals: dairy buffaloes (the Murrah breed of water buffalo),
some 30 future dairy cows and our seven horses. We feed them
daily, do fence work, etc. We also grow herbs, dry them, and sell
tea, make and sell buffalo cheese and have some fruit trees.
Landscaping, clearings, and similar activities are very frequent.
We work with very few machines; instead use the buffalo’s
power to work on the land. During summer – December,
January, and February mainly (the rainy season) – we plant
trees (reforestation), most of them locally produced. We expect
our volunteers to help where needed. Volunteers have two days off
a week and are expected to work about eight hours a day. We
provide food and lodging for people joining us. Our family can
communicate in English, German and French besides Portuguese (our
native tongue is Swiss). We will consider a six month to one year
stay as ideal but we can also accept shorter times. Farm skills,
handicrafts, former experience, a high degree of self motivation
and other features are desired and welcome. Please email a brief
life story, mentioning basics about yourself: schooling, skills

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs volunteers. We are situated in
the middle of a rainforest, outside of Rio de Janeiro. The
orphanage aims to take children away from the aggression, drugs
and criminality in Rio and surrounding suburbs. It provides these
children with shelter, nutrition, education and a lot of freedom
to play. Your help is needed! Our volunteer program is completely
free. Volunteers receive airport pick-up, accommodation, food,
training, and access to “capoeira” classes in
exchange for their services. Volunteering here is a unique
cultural experience – you will get to know the Brazilian
culture, have the freedom to set up your own projects and the
opportunity to build relationships with some truly amazing
children and adolescents! We require intermediate Portuguese
skills, a six month to two year volunteer period, and, ideally,
experience in working with children and teenagers. More
information about the program and Casa do Cam


ESTATE MANAGEMENT COUPLE or estate manager is needed to live on
property and manage a significant estate near Malibu used as a
second home. Qualified candidates need to have similar related
experience and hands-on approach to work side by side with a long
term staff. Ability to work well with a large family with
children and pets is needed. General schedule is Thursday through
Monday. A separate two bedroom home and an excellent salary and
benefits package plus a retirement plan are offered. Please email

OPPORTUNITY FOR A SECURE, healthy, sustainable life. We have a
beautiful Central California river bottom farm with a year round
supply of free water to irrigate our permanent pastures. We are
growing pasture fed Angus, meat chickens and layers all in
movable paddocks to implement the idea of mob grazing to enhance
the productivity of our pasture. We seek to provide healthy food
for ourselves and others, and to survive in these bad times.
Check our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are older and
need partners to help us raise healthy meat, eggs and vegetables.
Experience in growing and preserving vegetables and fruit is a
must. We want a younger, married couple with farming background
and experience in managing cattle; and some carpentry and
mechanical skills. We need help with maintaining buildings,
fences, animal sheds, landscaping, irrigation systems, moving and
feeding the stock. Any experience with sheep, goats or pigs would
be a plus. We will be going to Farmer’s Markets and
dropping off CSA boxes of meat and/or eggs. You would sometimes
be supervising other workers. No smoking or drinking. You must be
comfortable and friendly in dealing with all races and creeds. We
can provide modest housing, health benefits, and a share of food
that we produce plus a modest salary. This is a full time, year
round job. No children please. A background check and references
will be required.  Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
resume and please include your address and phone number. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you have questions before
submitting resume.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for an Upscale B&B in Fallbrook. We
are seeking a full-time, live-in caretaker couple who will be
responsible for general landscape maintenance, housekeeping,
inventory, shopping and security of our Inn. On premise
accommodations are provided. Must speak fluent English, have an
excellent driving record, and be willing to work weekends or
nights. This position has the ability to grow into an Innkeeper
position which then would require hosting, cooking, computer and
telephone skills. Please no pets, no children, and no smoking. A
background check will be conducted before hiring. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED CARETAKERS needed in exchange for residence in Vine
Country. The former caretakers lived, and worked long after their
retirement years on this property. Now they have moved to
assisted living. Here is a rare opening for a special couple who
are qualified in property management or have a landscaping
background with proven experience. Work for a nice residence
surrounded by vineyards. You can have peace in a beautiful
environment here. This is an opportunity for a couple to work
toward the entire rent and partial utilities. Candidates must
possess a working knowledge of what is required to maintain
gardens, shrubs and trees, be physically capable and be fit to
split, stack and manage wood piles throughout the entire year.
Will need the ability to troubleshoot, repair and install
plumbing, electrical on an “as needed” basis, with a
good attitude. Your background checks will not reflect anything
but positive results. Must have a clean DMV and be tidy in your
housekeeping skills. No smoking, heavy drinking or pets. A
deposit is required. Please email a cover letter explaining why
you think you are the best candidates for this position to

CARETAKERS NEEDED in Escondido. A couple is needed to care for a
10-acre property. Applicants must be local residents who would be
available for an on-site interview and be able to come out to the
property for a trial work day. Our beautiful property is in the
Hills of Escondido near Valley Center, and has fruit trees,
gardens, lawns, a stage and amphitheater. We rent it out to
guests for family reunions, retreats and weddings. You can go to
our website, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, for more pictures and
details about the property. We will provide a one bedroom/one
bathroom in addition to a monthly salary. Electricity and well
water are included. (City water, propane, telephone and cable are
all extra). She needs to clean, be organized, have a flexible
schedule, be personable to work with guests, make honey-do lists
of repairs in the house and generally communicate with the owners
who are not always onsite. He needs to be a jack of all trades,
experienced with landscaping, irrigation, household repairs,
electrical, plumbing, mechanics, drywall and anything else that
might come up. Must have a truck and having your own tools are a
plus. If you are a couple who loves nature, are hard workers and
are interested in this position please send us an email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resume and contact
information or call us with any questions at

SACRAMENTO HOMEOWNER seeking a single house-sitter ASAP through
the end of November for free rent/utilities. Furnished master
with large closets, private bathroom, wireless internet. Quiet
neighborhood close to conveniences. Duties: feeding animals/light
housekeeping. Must be clean/neat, non-smoker. Household: one
well-mannered German Shepherd dog, three in/out cats and
egg-laying chickens. No additional pets please. Organic garden
with tomatoes, squash, etc. Busy owner present/needs house
occupied while at work with dog. Possible stipend at end of
assignment. Please reply with profile to

WILDERNESS RESORT CARETAKER needed near Mt. Shasta. A spectacular
mountain home available along with perfect weather, lakes and
trails. Camp and help at our mountain resort. We have a seasonal
opening for an individual with good maintenance skills. You must
have a love for wilderness living and positive personal
qualities. Our guests share this beautiful wilderness resort for
Weddings and Family Reunions. We are one hour north of Redding.
Sorry, no pets. Lots of local hiking, lakes, peace and quiet,
pure air, clean water, and no traffic. For immediate
consideration, please submit your application at

for a second, year-round person with salary and housing, off grid
and green, non-smoking/pets. Duties include facilities, equipment
maintenance, snow removal, store register, fishing boat and kayak
rentals, phone reservations, housekeeping, people and computer
skills, and off season caretaking. Must love the outdoors and be
fit-hiking, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, cross-country
skiing, and snowshoeing. Please email a short resume to

HELP WANTED in Sherman Oaks. I am searching for a live-in
caretaker, six days/week. Pay is $1,300/month. Experience and a
driver's license will be very helpful. To apply, please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax it to

California in exchange for living in a 26 foot trailer on our 35
acres in a national forest. Your horse can be included. Please
call for more details: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FREE RENT in exchange for work on a game bird ranch in Anza. The
caretaker’s living quarters will be a 28' 5th wheel
trailer, along with a metal shed and pipe corral if you have a
horse. I provide water and propane and pay the first $30 a month
for electricity. I need two to three hours a day, six days a
week, to do chores. Chores include collecting eggs, feeding and
watering chicks, and feeding and checking the adult birds. You
must be responsible, dependable and honest. No smoking or
drinking. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY available for a caretaker at a depression-era
mining camp in the El Paso Mountains, Mojave Desert, California.
Not for the tender-hearted. Volunteers deliver drinking water and
propane. Generator available, cell phones work nearby. There is
an older RV onsite. Gold prospecting is available and Ridgecrest,
CA (population 35,000) is within 30 miles. The site offers
beautiful views and is at 3,500 feet. Small stipend is available.
4WD or high clearance vehicle is needed. Friends of Last Chance
Canyon is a 501(c)3 organization. Please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details. To apply, please email

CARETAKER WANTED in Lincoln, CA. Prefer a couple or single, to
help with ranch chores and taking care of the cattery. Free rent
and utilities provided in our 40 ft. 5th wheel trailer. Caretaker
must have some income and a vehicle. Please email


HANDS-ON CARETAKER and groundskeeper required for the Firlands
Ranch, in Radium Hot Springs, BC. We are looking for a versatile,
self-motivated, individual or couple with a positive, can-do
attitude, who are in good health. This is a full-time, permanent
position. Base salary will depend on experience, plus a three
bedroom house will be provided, rent-free. Class 1A preferred.
Experience with heavy equipment operations, repair and
maintenance required. Position involves some light construction,
repair and maintenance of existing structures, land management,
grounds keeping and maintenance. Some light farm work also
involved. Please email your resume and reference to

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGER needed. A privately owned property
management company is currently accepting resumes for Property
Managers for apartment complexes in Fort McMurray. The ideal
candidates must possess good communication and excellent
organizational skills, the ability to implement effective
cost-saving and revenue generating measures, strong leadership,
proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and have the ability to
deal effectively with staff, tenants and suppliers with respect
to residential properties. Experience in property management and
on-site residency preferred. A current criminal check will be
required for this position. If you believe you possess these
skills, forward your resume and salary expectations to:

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN CARETAKER to clean rooms, work the front
desk, care for pets and other miscellaneous duties, in the Grand
Forks, BC area. Looking for a caretaker for the winter months to
start ASAP. This could possibly be a long-term position for the
right person. Prefer a retired single or couple looking for free
accommodations. Must enjoy cleaning and have an eye for detail.
Must have common sense skills and work without supervision. Could
work into a permanent paid position in time. Please email

Tofino, BC, starting January 1, 2011. We need help in our guest
operations for six beautiful self-contained vacation rentals
suites. We have a warm family and couples atmosphere. Housing and
utilities provided along with some hourly paid services and
incentives. Duties include, guest reservations and services,
light bookkeeping, housekeeping, yard/building maintenance,
overseeing other workers occasionally.  New private manager's
suite is provided on site year-round. This position would be
suitable for a non-smoker, responsible, mature, flexible, couple
or individual, with good people skills, attention to detail, who
is able to self-motivate and manage other workers occasionally.
Experience would be preferred but we will consider training the
right person based on aptitude and interest. This is a full-time
position for half the year and part-time for the winter. It is
not suited for individuals or a couple who are only interested in
filling a housing need. Please send us an email with a resume and
some details about yourself, including a few references with
contact info please, to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE needed for two buildings in a Guildford
condo project with pool/amenity buildings. Duties will include
minor maintenance, cleaning abilities, good people skills and
flexible hours. Please fax your resume to


INNKEEPERS/CARETAKERS needed to run a luxury B&B. For more
information on us please check out our website at
participate in discrimination of any kind. Any two adults in a
long term relationship are welcome to apply. Please, couples only
should apply. We only have one living quarter and it is a two
person job. We are seeking a live-in couple to run our luxury
B&B in Morrison, CO. The couple must have excellent customer
service skills, and be able to work at an 8,000’ elevation.
The job duties include, but are not limited to: cooking and
serving breakfast and some dinners. Cleaning rooms and common
areas and doing laundry, light maintenance, answering phones,
booking reservations, booking weddings and events, marketing,
office work, checking in guests, guest interaction during their
stay, inventory of supplies and auditing, errands, shopping, and
more. We are looking for a couple who takes the business as
seriously as we do. It is a fun job in a gorgeous property in a
great location! The weather is great with four seasons. The
summers are awesome and there are lots of things to do in the
winters also. We are located in the mountains with awesome views,
but only 15 minutes to the greater Denver area. There is plenty
of hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, etc. nearby. We will be
reviewing credit and also performing a background check. Reliable
transportation and proof of insurance will be required.
Absolutely no phone calls will be accepted. Please email both
resumes and a picture of you both for our review if interested to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We will contact qualified applicants
for phone interviews. The position is available immediately 


MATURE, CATHOLIC WOMAN needed to live in a monastery setting,
with private room in exchange for light housekeeping and small
duties. Must love animals, have references and your own
transportation. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED, HANDS-ON CARETAKER needed for a large, private
estate in Roxbury, CT. This is a full-time, live-out position.
Duties include landscape maintenance, general handyman work, snow
removal, automobile care, animal care, equipment maintenance,
pool and lawn care. Cleaning and caring for all outdoor buildings
and furniture. High attention to detail! Organic lawn
knowledge/interest a plus. Please fax your cover letter and


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Finca Rio Perla (a 240 acre farm located in
a countryside paradise on the slopes of Volcan Turrialba in the
Caribbean Highlands of Costa Rica). Being high in the Caribbean,
we are blessed with moderate temperatures, great breezes, amazing
views, and a relative lack of nasty insects (like mosquitoes). We
are also near Earth University and rafting on the Pacuare River,
and transport links to Caribbean beaches and Torteguero. We are
connected to national/municipal water, electricity, telephone and
internet systems. Thus, we are accessible and connected, yet
remote and independent. Finca Rio Perla has many farm activities
(e.g. cattle, sheep, chickens, tilapia fish ponds, vegetable
gardens, cheese making, and egg collection, macadamia nuts),
horseback riding, nature walks, and other adventures in a natural
setting. We offer traditional Tico food that is primarily
vegetarian with dairy and eggs, and also tilapia from the farm.
Our farm activities are based on both traditional and new
practices and technologies that maintain and nurture the
environment. We call our balanced and eclectic approach to
sustainable living: Agro-Eco Pragmatism. In this way we challenge
ourselves to think and act locally and globally. We do not
pretend to have all the answers, but we are trying to ask the
driving questions about the relationships between humans and
nature and development. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to learn more, or email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COME LIVE ON A PIECE OF HEAVEN in Costa Rica. I need an animal
loving couple (could be retired) who are homebodies to come live
in a cute, clean, safe, rustic three bedroom Chalet with patio
views. Comes with a lovable kitty that is clean and fixed with no
litter box, or a cozy furnished apartment on three heavenly acres
of fruit/coffee farm. The property has awesome views and
tranquility in return for a few hours help taking care of seven
lovable dogs and two cats and a few hours of morning work keeping
the house clean. You can experience the tranquility in natural
surroundings with birds, butterflies, and views - yet you will be
only 10 minutes from the lovely town of Heredia. This is a safe,
gated property, with a bus stop at the gate. Owner is living in
separate house on the property so needs homebodies to be on the
farm when I run errands, etc. After the first month trial, I
could afford to offer $200/month to help with food, etc. You can
learn Spanish and live in a private tranquil setting in a lovely
country. Get out of the rat race and come on down! Please put
"Caretakers" in the subject line so your message is not
deleted. Starting date ASAP could be short or long term if a good
fit. Photos and more details on request. Please email


CURRENTLY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS who are interested in helping with
the conservation and appreciation of the birds of
of the most impressive birding sites in South America and the
world. Prospective volunteers should have a genuine interest in
birds and the ability and interest in assisting with weekly bird
watching tours, as well as a knowledge of web publicity and
maintaining a website. Volunteers will also help to edit bird
photography and post to our website, create a master list of
birds of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and promote and publicize
tours and the organization. For additional details, please email


reliable couple to fulfill the above roles for a large family
home/estate in Invernesshire. House provided for the couple.
Please mail applications with references to

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Chiswick West London from mid-January to
mid-April 2011. Light duties include looking after an elderly cat
with litter tray and opening mail. I have a one bedroom
characterful apartment with own entrance, small garden, wooden
floors spacious bedroom and gallied kitchen diner. I am near
great transport links, Central London, bars, restaurants, parks
and the River Thames. I rented successfully last year with the
Gazette and my Californian tenant will supply any details. All
utilities and deposit must be paid for in advance. Please contact

HOUSE STEWARD/ESS CARETAKER needed. An individual is required for
a large private household in West Dorset to join the existing
staff to carry out a range of household maintenance duties to
include routine care of vehicles and property. Will also include
occasional assistance to the Butler. A competitive package will
be offered to the right person. Please mail your resume and

HOUSESITTER WANTED for my home on Wood Street, Walthamstow, in
northeastern London, from February 4th to February 35th, 2011. We
are a gay household, so please only apply if you are gay
friendly! Personal references will be required. For more
information and any questions, please email Ciaran at

GARDENER/HOUSEKEEPER couple required for a large house in
Hertfordshire. Experience of maintaining a large garden or small
estate is essential. Conservatory plant knowledge would be an
advantage. Housekeeping duties include occasional care of an
elderly lady and summer assistance in the garden/conservatory.
Large private flat available in house. References required.
Applicants must be non-smokers. Please visit


LONG AND SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEERS are sought to assist with cooking,
gardening, carpentry, administration and office work at a new
backpacker’s accommodation project located in the Paradise
of Fiji. We offer accommodation for backpackers and nature,
cultural and historic tours of Fiji. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional information.


Creek Apartments in New Port Richey. Sand Companies, Inc. is
looking for a motivated and dedicated individual to fill this
position. The Resident Manager is responsible for overseeing all
aspects of the property, including but not limited to, leasing,
marketing, resident relations, cleaning, and maintaining detailed
and accurate records. Qualified candidate(s) must have a minimum
of three to five years experience managing a rental property.
Must also possess strong communication and organizational skills,
as well as the ability to handle multiple priorities at once.
Strong knowledge of Fair Housing and demonstrated leasing skills
are critical. MS Office experience required and Yard experience
preferred. To apply, please mail your resume and references to

Time will be split between her two homes in Florida and Maryland.
Must be mature, responsible, an excellent driver, enjoy cooking,
and be a motivating individual. Experience with elder care a must
and an LPN license desired. Flexible schedule, to be worked out
upon hire. Yearly salary of $50,000 - $60,000, depending on
experience/certifications. Please contact


COUPLE REQUIRED for a home in the South of France. Gentleman must
have a clean driving license and be prepared to do odd jobs as
well. The lady is to perform general household duties and
preferably be able to cook. Good accommodations are available.
Excellent references are required. Please mail your resume and


WANT A QUIET LIFE on a horse farm? This is a great position for
the semi-retired: work two or three hours per day. Take care of
five retired horses and grounds. Live in a furnished, three
bedroom, two bath, modern cabin, for free. You should be
self-sufficient with an outside income and insurance. References
are required. We are located northwest of Augusta, GA. Please

LIVE AND WORK ON A REMOTE ISLAND. Fulltime position available for
an adaptable and versatile person. Requires: handyman skills,
boating experience, and guest relations. Benefits: private house,
includes utilities, paid vacation, and health insurance. Please
send your resume and four references to: Island,

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed on small acreage in northeastern
Georgia Mountains (rural Helen) for light yard work, garden
(mostly organic methods), home maintenance and driving duties.
Compensation includes separate house (one bedroom and a loft; 1.5
baths), all utilities, high-speed computer connection, and cable
TV... salary to be negotiated. Please contact


HOUSESITTER WANTED next June, north of Hamburg near Itzehoe. 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. After very good
experience I would even prefer house swapping with a New Mexican.
So if your house in New Mexico is empty then anyway, I could
attend it. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

January until the end of February 2011 (eight weeks, the exact
dates will be decided later). We have two big dogs (setter mix?)
that cannot be left alone for more than a couple of hours at a
time. They love to go for walks, though separately and always on
a leash!). Once a week they have dog training. Our house is in a
rural area, some 30 km south of Hamburg. There are a few
amenities like sauna, whirlpool, and open fire place. Please pay
your own food, transport, and international phone calls. You need
your own car unless you are satisfied to be taken along for
shopping by our neighbors once a week. If interested, please


PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I live in Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan,
Guatemala. I have a super cute 650 square foot house and a dog.
My yard is fenced. Zita, a village dog, is protective but sweet.
I love to travel and am open to any time you want to enjoy a
holiday here in Guatemala. Lake Atitlan is a natural wonder and a
gorgeous place to enjoy. Jaibalito is a small, indigenous
village. If you’re an outdoors person, you’ll love it
here. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SHORT FARM STAYS and long-term internships available. We are
located right in beautiful Honomu. We are just getting started,
so if you are looking for something already-established then this
is not for you. We have a cabin and/or room in the house
available for those who want to come and stay here. Long stays
preferred, and permanent is most interesting, although we can
start out with a trial period of course. We also have some online
businesses and if you work hard with us you can get
profit-sharing from all our businesses. Lots of hard work if you
want to be on our normal room/board/profit-sharing system.  For
more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED. Our off grid eco sustainable organic farm
incorporates organic sustainable agroecology, permaculture,
agroforestry, regenerative agriculture into our living
educational homestead project. We want to attract folks who have
more altruistic/giving personalities and who want to directly
stop the insanity, vs. self indulgence/takers who are looking for
a new adventure/vacation/cheap hangout (still about me, myself,
and I, escapism, and adding to the problem). Learn to become part
of the solution instead part of the problem at Popai’s
educational living project. We are an educational living project
that aligns with peer reviewed scientific evidence that inspires
us to come up with solutions to co-create-caregive the mother of
us all in a fair, healthy, sustainable and responsible way. Rick
is a physician and needs help so that he can finish writing a
book and educate rather than medicate about creating a fair,
responsible, healthy and sustainable Earth. Do you feel the pulse
of the planet? Long term/occasional short term couples or single
folks, Peace Corp like folks, committed to deep ecology,
permaculture, and are health conscious,
drug/addiction/materialism free, responsible, energetic,
disciplined, fit, stable couple/single (age 20 - 40's) wanted. We
are asking that the couple/single "homestead dance" or
work trade in exchange for housing: 18 hours per week for single
or 28 hours a week per couple. Hours are flexible. The dance
entails: chopping coconuts, milking goats, coppicing nitrogen
fixing trees for green manure and fodder, garden/structure
maintenance, making dog food and supplements for the cats. We use
only hand tools such as loppers, bow saws, pruning saws, axes and
transport fodder, green/animal manures in wheelbarrows. Six
months minimum stay, but occasionally open to short term. Four
structures are available with panoramic ocean views, rain water
catchment stored in ferro-cement tanks, hot shower, stove,
refrigerator, wireless internet, surfing four miles away,
snorkeling 1½ miles. Desire pet, child, and auto free.
County bus transportation is free. Please send your resume,
references, and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail


WINTER IN A PICTURESQUE VILLAGE called Kiskassa from November
10th 2010 to January 10th 2011. You will need to look after two
dogs, two cats, five goats, 22 chickens and two ill-tempered
geese, and of course two long spacious traditional farm houses.
The animals just need feeding and watering. All modern
conveniences are available, with local shopping, and bus service
to Pécs nearby. To learn more about this opportunity and
to contact us, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Advent and Christmas in Reykjavík
from December 10 – 24, 2010. Volunteers join the festive
Christmas atmosphere and support the Reykjavík branch of
the Icelandic Red Cross handing out hot chocolate in the city
centre as a way of fundraising for its projects. We will help in
the preparation by putting up the chocolate stations, decorating
the tables, making the chocolate and taking it to the different
stations around the city. At the end of the day, we will assist
in taking down the stations and leaving the areas clean. In this
time of the year many families struggle to make ends meet and
need to reach out for support of any kind. The Red Cross
organizes food donations to them and we will assist them during
this busy time. The tasks will be to put food packages together,
organize and classify the food in stock and other related tasks.
Volunteers with artistic skills, such as singing, juggling,
playing music are encouraged to apply for this project as they
will have the chance to perform during the chocolate handout and
help to create a nice and friendly atmosphere. Accommodation will
be in a fully equipped house in Reykjavík, sleeping in
shared rooms in your own sleeping bag. Extra passes will be
available for access, free of charge, to geothermal swimming
pools. Tours and excursions will be available at discount fares.
Bring warm clothes as part of the project takes place outside.
For more details and up-to-date information, please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at 


seven months plus. We are looking for caretakers for our remote
backcountry lodge in the mountains of central Idaho, near the
Cascade backcountry. This is a lovely new lodge that is
completely snowbound in winter with access only by snowmobile.
General housekeeping and maintenance duties required and also
service to a minimal number of snowmobiling guests. For the right
couple this could be a year-round opportunity, but we need winter
caretakers for sure. Room and board and negotiable stipend
offered. Please email resume and references to


CAMP CARETAKER NEEDED to live on-site year around. You can live
rent free (utilities not included)! This caretaker position
includes groundskeeping, cleaning cabins, and other camp duties.
To apply, please mail a letter of interest or your resume to

“'Have health and enthusiasm - will travel!”
Dates of Birth: Pete: 2/27/51 and Rory: 9/15/50
Interests: simplicity, volunteerism, travel, world languages, log
cabin-design and construction, home remodeling, teaching,
tutoring, music, fishing, kayaking, hiking, reading, old movies
and where we spend eternity 
Quote: "Be authentic! And teach your children to think of
others above themselves.” (Rory's Papa, Bob Callanan)

                              Rory and Pete Schneeberger

     We are so very grateful that the Dunn Family has been
publishing the Gazette all these years! You hung in there with us
and we hung in there with you for over 12 years of subscriptions,
starting in Wyoming and finally, after Postmaster's Pete's
retirement last March from the US Postal Service with over 31
years, 7 months and 14 days of faithful service, we did it! We
jumped in there and applied for our very first caretaking
position via The Caretaker Gazette. Here is our story:
     Billy in New Zealand wanted to take a much-needed vacation
to France for the Rugby World Cup in France, Wales and Scotland,
so he placed his ad online with The Caretaker Gazette and, as is
this bibliophile's habit, I read your newsletter from cover to
cover and told my husband, “Pete, it's time you see New
Zealand - in fact, for 42 days!” (I had been there twice
already in my youth.)  Knowing the Kiwi's spring weather
“down under” equates to our Southeast Alaska autumns,
we discussed the possibility, prayed for guidance and Pete said,
“Yes, email Billy!”
     With four now-grown children, all home-educated for the past
twenty-five years, we could have sat around our new, hand-built
fishing cabin on Chichagof Island, Alaska waiting and hoping for
grandchildren, but no! Sitting around isn't realistic. Instead,
we found ourselves staring at each other over a cup of Japanese
sencha tea and agreed that if we didn't meet this interesting
challenge now, we never would! No excuses! We went for it. It was
reminiscent of our decision to move from Colorado and Wyoming to
the southeastern Alaska Inside Passage (The Panhandle), which has
been our home since I (Rory) retired in 1995.
     Thankfully, we made the cut! Our resumes and references were
checked, e-messages and photos began flowing back and forth with
our new friend, Billy in New Zealand, and his major concern was
for his two male pets, Jeep and Villie, elderly Border Terriers.
     Billy's property was a gated private residence full of
orange trees and flowers and even a potato patch. His lively pet
dogs, Villie and Jeep, had room to run and we took them
everywhere with us, with the exception of the neighborhood
library, in Billy's Subaru green Outback. The geographic
highlights were many as you can well imagine, however, Billy's
place in Raglan, on the coast of the Tasmanian Sea was a wonder.
He and his brothers had outfitted it in close proximity to a
large workshop/garage, so my hands-on hubby really enjoyed that
experience. And the views! Breathtaking! Pete loves to golf and
the greens fees were much less than those back in the USA, so
daily outings to the three golf courses in the area were a
welcomed activity on sunny days of which there were many during
our 40 days in Hamilton, NZ. 
     Among the NZ locals, fitness is a national goal. The walking
and hiking clubs of the northern island are numerous and Pete was
invited out for hikes and excursions from day one. I generally
stayed on the city property to play with the dogs, clean, cook
and visit the friendly neighbors.  Billy left us an ample amount
of fish he had caught from his outings, so we ate well and
thought of our cabin home on the Pacific in Southeast Alaska.
Their comfort and safe-keeping were Billy's priorities and soon
became ours. 
     We had fishing and travel in common with our new 'boss' and
he graciously offered us his 'bach' (in New Zealand lingo, this
means separate 'bachelor pad') on the Tasman Sea in Raglan, North
Island, just about 40 km from his main house and property. His
dogs were comfortable here at the coast, also, so while this
haus-frau stayed to clean, cook, and read to the pets, Pete, the
outdoorsman, found the sheep-grazed golf links and best fishing
spots via kayak. Off we ventured on the weekends in Billy's
faithful Subaru Forester and with Jeep and Villie, our new
‘grandchildren’ in tow.
     Now, the Caicos Islands, Ireland and Belize beckon...one day
at a time. Life is good, however, life is short! Borrowing a line
from an old Broadway musical, “We've got a lot of livin' to
do!” Many Thanks to all of you at The Caretaker Gazette for
hanging in there with us and personally answering each and every
time we had questions.
     As retirees and short-term overseas missionaries the past
twelve years, we knew our hearts were into people and travel,
learning new cultures and volunteering to build orphanages,
dorms, homes, hospitals, etc., and The Caretaker Gazette has
helped our vision enlarge in a simple, uncomplicated way - the
desire of our remaining time together. 

                  Views of the Tasman Sea from Billy’s


AN INDIANAPOLIS COUPLE seeks a couple to care for their homes
here and in Florida. Among the features of their Indiana property
are 20 acres of land, a guest house, and much more.
Responsibilities include housekeeping, cooking, shopping, paying
bills, etc. Position features excellent salary and benefits for
the right candidate. Professional training required. Please call 

NORTHERN INDIANA FARM FAMILY requires a hands-on Household
Manager who will spend three weeks of every month, summers, and
holidays on the farm, and one week of the remaining months at
their home in Canada. When in Canada, the Household Manager must
make sure the children are fully cared and provided for, acting
as both mother and father for four to five days each month for
three children, the oldest age 10. On the farm, the children and
parents will all be in Canada (except during summers and school
holidays), and you will be responsible for cleaning and providing
any needed care for the home. There is a lot of down time when
the family is not in residence. When everyone is at the farm, the
children's mother will provide for their needs. Responsibilities
include all aspects of running the home (or taking direction from
the parents), including housecleaning, laundry, ironing, errands,
purchasing, etc. This position requires a mature individual who
is willing and able to take direction from a youthful mom who
does not want a "second mother." Salary commensurate
with skills and experience. Private accommodations provided.


LIVE-ON SITE CARETAKER needed in south Sioux City. We have a 36
unit apartment building and are looking for a caretaker to
live-on site. Must enjoy working with people and be a team
player. If you have caretaker experience working in an apartment
complex and are interested in this position, please fax your


IF YOU EVER COME ACROSS THE SEA to Ireland and would like
somewhere homely to stay, we welcome you with love and care,
without too much to pay. We would like you to feel at home from
home, with a nice room and food to eat. There are plenty of
things to do and see, or just relax if that's your treat.
Whatever you wish we will do our best to treat you like our own.
It’s up to you to contact us, and join us in your home from
home. For more information, please contact


NEED HOUSESITTER(S) for our home in the Teramo Abruzzo area of
Italy during the times when the house is not rented. The house is
located in Valle San Giovanni (Abruzzo) Italy – a small
village of 350 people. You can read more about the house and see
photos at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details and information.


BEAUTIFUL WESTERN MAINE. Mature persons wanted to lease Country
motel/cabins with an in-ground pool. This has great income
potential while living in a four season area. Fishing, skiing,
and golf are nearby. Living premises onsite. Property has been
vacant for the past few years and just needs some fine tuning.
Serious inquiries only please. Please email


VOLUNTEER CARETAKER needed to assist us with developing a
permaculture project on our farm located in the Perak state of
northern Malaysia. We provide full board and lodging in exchange
for planting veggies, spices and trees, feeding the animals,
building work, and other creative initiatives on our farm. Our
long-term plan is to become completely sustainable. You will have
an opportunity to learn about farming and forestry technologies
which employ natural resources in ecological systems. To apply,


AN 80-YEAR-OLD WOMAN requires a live-in Companion/ Caregiver. She
has homes in Frostburg, MD and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She requires
oxygen at night. This position requires someone who can encourage
her to exercise both physically and mentally (with board games,
for example). You will also be responsible for taking her to the
doctor, to hair and nail appointments, and on short road trips
with elderly friends and for outings. Must also be in
communication with her daughter about her mother's condition. The
right candidate will be a nonsmoker who is mature, personable,
social, an excellent driver, and able to handle medications.
Cooking and food shopping are other responsibilities. This is a
very rewarding position for the right person. Salary commensurate
with skills and experience. Please call


CARETAKER POSITION available in northeastern Massachusetts.
Long-term caretaker(s) wanted for 70 acres of fields and
woodland; perennial borders, lawns, and eight retired horses.
Caretaker should have knowledge of farm machinery, horse care,
and grounds keeping. A three bedroom apartment will be provided.
Owners live on the property. Conditions/payment to be mutually
agreed upon. References and interview required. Please reach us

CARETAKER NEEDED. Seeking an individual with practical caretaking
experience for a live-in position to care for an elderly woman
including light housekeeping and cooking. Air travel
(Massachusetts and Florida) and driver’s license required.
Please mail your qualifications to: Caretaker,


of someone who is comfortable handling large animals and who has
experience living in rustic conditions, and who can commit to a
four month minimum stay. They would be staying in an adobe cabin
with a composting toilet and cooking on a wood-burning stove. To
learn more about us, and to apply, please visit our website at

CARETAKER NEEDED in Northern Baja, Mexico (safe from drug
cartels). 1,000 sq. ft. strawbale house in a classy gringo resort
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). Two miles from the beach, one mile
from many amenities, fabulous water/mountain views. Quiet,
private, friendly neighbors. Pictures available at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (links page). Need a handy
person/couple to improve solar and water systems (basic) in
exchange for rent for a one year trial lease (extendable). Resort
privileges (pool, activities etc.). Prefer a semi-retired
caretaker. Must supply references/resume/picture. Serious
inquiries only, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

can caretake a combination of campground, rustic retreat center,
permaculture farm, and a forming ecovillage in Michoacan for one
month while the owners are away. This is a quiet setting, ideal
for writers or people who want a break from city life. Internet
access and electricity during the day. Sauna for hot showers.
Caretakers must love cats and dogs. A vehicle is not required but
if the caretakers have one we prefer that they have a
4-wheel-drive or pick-up as our road is rocky. We are seeking
people who have interest in the projects. The ideal applicants
will want to improve their resume and focus on an ecological
project here at the Bosque. Qualified and interested couples and
friends can contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY available in UP Michigan. Help build small
energy efficient projects and buildings, part or full time.
Primitive campsite ideal for one or two with Travel Trailer, or
RV. Can pay for some meals and travel. You should have your own
health insurance. This is a secluded area, with a lot of
wildlife. Please mail inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and include your telephone number and email address.


Edina. This is a full-time position, 7am - 4pm Monday through
Friday. This upscale community has 165 units. Caretaker is
required to live on site. We are seeking a responsible,
enthusiastic, and detail orientated individual, with experience
in general building and apartment turn-over, and cleaning. Must
be a team player. Compensation includes salary, rent allowance,
vacation, 401k and health insurance. Please fax your resume to

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in the northwestern suburbs of
Minneapolis. Join a great onsite team that puts their residents
first! Must have experience. Duties include cleaning hallways and
vacants; notice delivery; snow removal; carpet cleaning and
grounds upkeep. Applicant must pass a drug test, physical and
background check. Rent-free two bedroom apartment provided.
Please fax responses to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HOA-CARETAKER(S) NEEDED in Edina. This non-profit organization is
searching for a couple with caretaker experience in a Homeowner's
Association. A boiler and pool license are required. Other
desirable skills include mechanical ability, handyman, computer,
cleaning ability. Compensation includes approximately
$2,000/month (depending on experience), a one bedroom condominium
use, medical coverage, phone, heat and electric utilities paid,
two weeks’ vacation/year, and up to 10 days paid sick leave
per year. Please fax your resume(s) to


separate residence provided by homeowner. Candidate must be
readily available to oversee the homeowner's property. Primary
responsibilities include watering bedding plants, schedule
appointments and interact with repairmen, respond to alarm calls,
and assist in other landscaping and grounds maintenance duties as
requested. Position requires substantial part-time hours from
mid-March through October; winter hours are minimal. In addition
to housing, compensation will be based on hours worked.
Candidate(s) must be a proven hard worker who is dependable and
trustworthy; various background checks will be conducted on
qualified candidates. Solid references will be required upon
request. Interested candidates should mail their resume to:


HOUSESITTER needed for when we'll be out of town from October 18
until November 3. We live on the outskirts of Las Vegas. We are
looking for someone to come watch our two dogs while we're away.
Rex is a five-year-old German shepherd and Lady is a
nine-year-old Shepherd mix. They're sweet dogs, and just need to
have company so they don't get too lonely and depressed while
we're away. They're both rescue dogs, so we're afraid that if we
board them they'll think we're abandoning them. I suppose they're
just sensitive doggy souls. It'd also be nice if you could bring
in our mail each day and water the plants once or twice a week.
For more info, please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PROPERTY CARETAKER needed for a private estate in Red Bank. The
position requires a full-time caretaker to oversee the
maintenance of a large home. Caretaker responsibilities will
include: house repairs and oversight of the lawn and landscaping;
required to drive family car occasionally and run errands for the
lady of the house. Must have a general understanding of
mechanical systems and required preventative maintenance. Must be
able to set priorities and work without daily oversight but still
get all the tasks done timely. Must have good references and a
respectable credit record, and speak English. Compensative salary
and benefits, and cottage on the property provided rent-free.
Please fax your resume (or a letter outlining your job history)
and salary history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a country estate and horse farm in a rural
western NJ location, between Princeton, NJ and New Hope, PA. Our
26 acre farm is surrounded by preserved land in a beautiful
scenic valley. We are looking for a long term relationship with a
mature individual who can assume full responsibility in the
owner’s absence. Job duties include barn chores, grooming
and care of two show horses, maintain three acres of perennial
gardens and lawn, other odd jobs, repairs, etc. This would be
ideal for an individual who enjoys working alone. Salary based on
experience. Studio apartment for one person; other benefits
negotiable. Must have experience with horses. Driver’s
license required. Please fax your resume and references to


Are you familiar with horses and love animals? We have a rural
property 15 minutes outside of Roswell, and need a part-time
caretaker so we can do some traveling. You may use our furnished
guest casita in exchange for a few hours outside yard work each
week and full caretaking when we leave. That would include care
of five horses, three dogs, and six cats - about two hours total
each day. This is not hard work, but you should have some horse
experience. Roswell is a town of 50,000 with museums, golf
courses, a zoo, walking trail, shopping, and restaurants. The
mountain resort town of Ruidoso is only 90 minutes away. There
are many good day trips from here, such as state parks. We have
complete quiet and privacy, yet convenience to town. Walking
trails and fishing pond on the property. More details about this
caretaking position and photos are available upon request. You
need your own income. Background check and references will be
requested. For more information, please email

SEEKING ANIMAL LOVING VOLUNTEERS who have their own RV to live
in. We have immediate openings. Our summers are not as hot as
Arizona, as we are in the high desert. Are you a couple or single
who loves animals? If so, make a difference at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a no-kill domestic animal sanctuary
located between Albuquerque and Las Cruces. Volunteers help care
for domestic animals such as dogs, cats, peacocks, etc.; assist
with property maintenance; and help in the thrift shop
occasionally. We provide full RV hook-ups plus Wi-Fi, in a
country setting for an average of 20 hours of work per week, per
single person, or 32 hours of work per week per couple. We use
volunteers year-round, so please check with us to see if we have
an opportunity open for you. Our application is also available
online at our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more
information, please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

COME EXPLORE THE WILDS OF NEW MEXICO in an off-grid wilderness
oasis; milk goats, make cheese, garden, help build a cob cottage.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX was awarded organic farm of the year
by New Mexico Organic Commodities Commission for 2010. Stay in
private rustic accommodations with all food provided and all the
goat milk you can drink. Since 1981, we've been living off
rainwater catchments and solar power. We have a herd of 70 free
range goats plus babies and bucks, maremma guard dogs, heritage
pigs, and wandering chickens. We are two hours from Pie Town, NM
and three hours from Albuquerque where we can pick you up. Please
visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more
about our operation and to apply for our long-term internships.


checkable references, and can house/pet-sit our Manhattan
apartment for the month of November. The person must be able to
be bonded. They must be neat and clean and capable of taking care
of an apartment so that everything is as we left it. Moreover
they must be able to take care of a 12-year-old cat that is like
our child. They must be able to give her a pill every day, change
her box, feed her and provide her with love and affection while
we are gone. They should be able to take her to the Vet if
necessary. If interested, please email us explaining why you are
interested in house/pet-sitting here along with your references

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Phoenicia, NY. Busy retreat center
kitchen seeks all kitchen positions: Sous Chef, Prep Cooks, and
Dishwashing. Also looking for part-time Dining Room staff. Must
be responsible, reliable and hardworking. Compensation includes
room and board. For more information about our organization,
visit us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please send resume to


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Farm Volunteer program at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are a socially responsible
ecological project located on the slopes of Maderas Volcano on
the tropical island of Ometepe in Nicaragua. Our Farm Volunteer
project has been operating for two years and work centers around
the fruit orchard and herb and vegetable gardens. For additional
information please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

who love nature to camp with us and help us develop our dream. We
need people who can do a few hours of work each day in exchange
for lodging and food. We need experience in all aspects of
horticulture, eco-projects and construction. I have a small
casita and am building two more.  I am looking for many types of
volunteers. I have rancho and hammocks for volunteers for free.
There will be a small charge if you want to upgrade from the
rancho into a tent or cabana. Food is provided assuming you are
working. Always looking for people who just want to hang out,
chill in hammocks, make jewelry, drink rum, talk around the
campfire and make new friends. Please email

in sustainable farming on the slopes of the extinct Laguna de
Apoyo volcano in the heart of Nicaragua. The land has great
views, gardens, mature mango, avocado, citrus, banana, papaya,
large coconut trees, plus pure water, electricity, internet,
animals and has ongoing permaculture projects to improve the
canopy, prevent erosion, create better soil, etc. The focal point
is the 30’x100’ open air rancho, growing trees and
vegetables, saving seeds and our raw food healing diet. We have
good accommodations and we desire volunteers with skills in
farming, landscaping, gardening, construction, natural healing
and the arts. If you are passionate and creative, and wish to be
the change you want to see in the world, we trust you will grace
us with your energy and presence. Most need at least three weeks
in order to learn our systems and become effortlessly productive.
Smoking, drinking, drama and excessive thinking are not
recommended, while yoga, massage, raw food, breath work and
connecting with What IS are. To inquire, please convey your age,
skills, passions, current occupation/location and timeframes to


Some cooking, light cleaning, help care for family, must love
animals, and be extremely tidy, easygoing, positive attitude. OK
to do other work from home or part time job outside of home,
possibly. No smoking or drugs. Occasional social drinker is OK.
Background check required. Please respond to


available for a mountaintop off-grid farm near Gold Beach,
Oregon. This location has amazing views, wilderness solitude and
endless outdoor activities. Non-smoker(s). One well-trained dog
is OK. Starting later in 2010. Extensive background checks will
be conducted. Retired military a plus, but not required. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or send a letter to


NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Hunting and Fishing club is looking for
responsible, self-starting, physically fit couple as caretakers
for a pristine 3,600 acre property. Duties include care and
maintenance of buildings, fields, grounds, and roads. Use and
maintenance of heavy equipment required. Mechanical, electrical,
carpentry, and plumbing experience a must. Housekeeping
requirements include routine cleaning and laundry services, and
periodic cooking for members and guests. This is a unique
opportunity for a special, hardworking couple, looking for a
rewarding career in a remote, natural environment. Compensation
package includes on-site private residence, paid utilities,
salary, and other benefits. Applicants, please send your
resume(s) and references to Caretaker,


lodge is in the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, gateway to Machu
Picchu in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru. It is a small (eight
rooms) quality Bed and Breakfast located in the pedestrian Inka
streets of the village. We do work exchange with responsible
people who help with reception, email, keeping simple accounts,
breakfasts and checking rooms. For 30 hours a week we provide a
room with private bath and breakfast. Some Spanish is an
advantage. We are also interested in people with carpentry,
gardening and marketing skills. We are currently looking for help
with a minimum of two months, please. To learn more about Apu
Lodge please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Peru

PERU JUNGLE LAND CARETAKERS WANTED! This is a great opportunity
for those who desire a connection to the earth, and who are
motivated by the desire to live a simple, rural life and enjoy
the challenge of living in harmony with nature. We are looking
for good caretakers who can ensure that this property is cared
for when we are not able to do it ourselves. The tasks are such
that it takes more than just us to handle them. We will be
traveling to the states for possibly 6-9 months, and we need
willing and able people to care for our pieces of property while
away. This could start anywhere from December 2010 –
February 2011 until possibly December 2011. We want to be very
clear that you are not required to stay the whole time or for
example, if you can come at a later date, or can only stay for a
certain period of time, just let us know. We are open and
flexible. We want to get some good people to take care of the
land, and we trust all will flow well. We have just inherited
this land, and have the vision to create a Healing, Retreat and
Learning Center for Natural Medicine, Yoga, Acupressure/Puncture,
Ayahuasca, off the grid/self sustainable living, among many other
things. Suggestions are gladly accepted. If you are looking for a
free place to stay while contemplating life, hiking right off
your front porch, watching wildlife and the cycle of the
season’s progress, then this could be the place for you. We
are looking for two to five or more hardy souls, to care for a
5-7 acre area within a 70-acre rural property in the lush dense
jungle, and also a ½ acre parcel in the town of Jenaro
Herrera, Peru. You should have some experience with the outdoors,
preferably backcountry skills, and off the grid/rustic living.
This is a perfect situation for writers, artists, Herbologist,
anyone studying natural medicine or off the grid living, and who
would enjoy and appreciate the culture, solitude, time for
reflection and learning about one’s self, beauty and
wilderness experience that living in the Peruvian jungle
provides. This land is perfect for ceremonies and Plant Dietas!
And yes we have a wonderful teacher/shaman who is more than
willing to come out and be with you and do ceremonies and dietas!
It will be rent free for you, and there will not be a salary
involved. We would like to open our arms and land to you free of
charge, and with the possibility for you to start your own
projects, etc. on the land and to be able to experience the
wonder and magic of this very sacred place. We would also like to
propose, that if you come, and all seems to be going well for all
involved - there is opportunity and plenty of space to build your
own little home on the property. If you are interested in
applying or have any questions at all, please call Charity
directly at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and to see pictures of
us and the land, projects, go to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE'RE A LAKESIDE FARM, hosting volunteers to help in the garden,
general maintenance to buildings, kitchen help, front of house,
waiter/waitressing, bar work, water sports, etc. We'd like
applicants to be motivated, have a positive attitude, sense of
responsibility and sense of humor. General all-rounders are
what's needed, but you should be able to cook. You must be able
to work as part of a team or on your own. No clock watchers
please. This is more a way of Life than work as such and five
hours just doesn't cut it; we usually all work eight hours/day.
If you're not prepared for this please don't waste your time by
applying for a position here. Also please note that we are fairly
isolated - at least by European standards; if you need a disco on
your doorstep this definitely isn't the place for you. Days and
hours are flexible within reason. Volunteers get full use of our
facilities on time off, including sauna, pedaloes, bikes, canoes,
sailing dinghy etc. If you'd like to apply for a position with us
please first take a look at our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and then send us an email through
that site outlining why you think you would be the best for us.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a community based organization
located in Steynsdorp Village of Mpumalanga Province, South
Africa. We are currently looking for someone interested in issues
of culture, community history and heritage to establish and
develop a cultural/heritage project in Steynsdorp. The project
responsibilities will be conducting an action research on
community history; culture and heritage facilitate participatory
workshops, do publicity and advocacy about the project, resource
mobilization. Requirements: creativity and experience in
community research. The project duration will be one to three
months. We are able to offer free basic accommodation at the
ecovillage for you. Please contact the Coordinator by calling
to learn more.


HOUSESITTER WANTED in northern Spain (40km from Burgos) from
December 19, 2010 to January 9, 2011. We also need a cat sitter
whilst we visit Britain for Christmas and New Year’s. Our
cat is 16-years-old and in good health but loves human company
and needs lots of attention. We have a two bedroom flat in a
small village in northern Spain between Burgos and Vitoria
Gasteiz. We live in the beautiful countryside and you are
guaranteed a White Christmas here! For more information, please

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Nerja, Spain. We are a small
family run donkey sanctuary in the south of Spain. We are looking
for a general assistant to help with the running of the
sanctuary. Plenty of hands on experience. Would suit someone
looking to work in animal care. You would work six hours a day,
five days a week. We ask for a three month minimum commitment.
Accommodation is provided onsite in a simple caravan. We will
provide an allowance for food. For more details please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or look at our website 


A PRIVATE LAKE PROPERTY needs live-in caretakers in Joelton, TN.
We are looking for a married couple to help maintain an 11 acre
lake property in return for a one bedroom apartment with
electricity. Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
No drinkers/smokers. Looking for long-term caretakers only. Must
be diligent, trustworthy, hard-working self-starters who like
working outdoors and are very handy indoors with basic carpentry,
electrical, and plumbing. To apply, please email resumes to 

outside income to live rent-free on our beautiful 35-acre farm in
the middle of Tennessee, 90 minutes west of Nashville in a very
private and secluded valley. The farmhouse you will live in is
completely remodeled and furnished. The farm has spring-fed
ponds, creek, orchard, and several outbuildings. The ideal couple
can operate and maintain tractors, mowers, 4-wheelers, chain
saws, etc., be familiar with a spring water systems and seasonal
outdoor maintenance. We are open to our caretakers having outside
pets, cattle, and chickens. The caretakers may also grow
vegetables for a small CSA. The caretakers will be responsible
for gas, electric, phone and internet service for the home.


FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed. Will report to the property manager
on a seven acre estate on Lake Austin. Must already be an Austin
resident. Must be experienced in wood working and maintenance,
basic electrical, plumbing, pool/spa care, lawn equipment, and
boat maintenance. Must be willing to help out in any area needed.
Background will be checked. To apply, please fax your resume with

50 ACRE HORSE BOARDING FARM in Houston is looking for single
female with horse experience to feed horses daily and perform
simple maintenance in exchange for housing. Must have extra
income and pass background check. Please contact

Spring. Drug screen and background check required. A full-time,
live-in position. Maintenance background (plumbing, HVAC, some
electrical, carpentry, equipment maintenance). Maintain grounds,
landscaping, mowing. See to guests' needs and guest activities;
housekeeping for B&B. Restaurant experience a plus. Free
rent, utilities, and salary. Communicate clearly with a
professional demeanor. Must be a "people person."  No
felonies. No smoking, no drugs, and no drinking. Please fax your

HELP NEEDED for a uniquely beautiful riverfront home and property
(about 24 acres) in central Texas. Its north of Austin,
“near” an Exhibition Center, a major interstate, two
beautiful lakes, and a major tourist destination. I need a
creative management/operational partner who can help develop and
execute a business plan. This property has many possibilities
such as B&B, instructional activities, leasing the property
to an entrepreneur, or a meeting/retreat center, or a restaurant,
etc. Equity interest, investment, and living on the property are
possibilities. For more details, please call 


WE ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS who would like to join us on our
eco-community in Chiang Mai. We welcome you with loving kindness
as an equal. Our non-commercial community is based on Buddhist
Philosophy and Eastern Thought, although we are not religious in
any way and our main emphasis is on the Buddhist "Middle
Way" - not extreme to the left or the right. Projects
include a permaculture site, an organic farm and natural bamboo
building. If you are interested in living with us please email us

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a traditional organic farm run by
a local Yon family who strive to maintain a sustainable and
environmentally caring way of life. We are an active community of
volunteers, guests and travelers working to preserve the customs
and traditions of the local hill tribes, while growing as
individuals with nature. Come stay in a secluded traditional hill
tribe bungalow and learn traditional culture, herbology and
organic farming as well as modern permaculture techniques. Learn
to cook fresh healthy food over a fire pit, learn traditional
Thai music and enjoy a friendly communal atmosphere. There is
plenty of work on the farm to get involved with, from growing
vegetables in the garden, collecting bamboo from the forest,
building using local techniques and materials and much more
depending on the season. Please visit:


FARM MANAGER NEEDED to run all aspects of a large organic farming
operation and oversee the management of the residences, grounds
and household staff on the Farm. Strong emphasis on wildlife
habitat enhancement and conservation. Responsibilities include;
crop planning, purchasing of supplies and machinery, growth
marketing, and distribution of agricultural products, budgets,
and wildlife enhancement. Organic Certified for 15 years with
1,000 acres of the 4,000 acres in hay and small grain production.
Supervise and work alongside support staff on the Farm including;
full-time farm workers, maintenance manager, and household staff.
Primary residence and 10-12 other structures and outbuildings on
the Farm. Report directly to owner and executive director, must
be technically savvy, have experience with creating reports,
budgets, record keeping and accounting. Professional verbal and
written communication abilities and excellent management
abilities. Housing on site with full benefit package for
long-term employee. Salary will be competitive and commensurate
with experience. Requirements: Experience with organic farming
and at least three years experience in farm management. College
degree in Agriculture or Farm Management is strongly preferred,
but extensive organic farm management experience may also be
accepted. Please email a cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at 

I AM IN NEED OF A CARETAKER for my property this winter. I have
62 acres in rural Virginia, with rolling hillside that has lots
of privacy. No animals at time. Please email


SEEKING A GARDENER/CARETAKER in Central Washington who has an RV.
I am creating a safe community out of the rat race in a beautiful
secluded place with an elevation over 1,300 feet, three wells
with hand pumps, trees, flowers, and pond with a waterfall. I am
looking for someone who has talents in gardening and carpentry.
Someone who sees where the US is heading with the potentials of
the dollar collapse, food shortages, earth changes and spiritual
shifts. Someone who is serious about storing their own food and
supplies and can get all their needs handled by the end of next
year. I am not a militia, religious cult or anti government. I
desire loving moral people who are deeply spiritual. I do support
our right to bear arms. I eat meat. If you do not have an RV, or
do not want to be a caretaker but you resonate with what I am
saying, please contact me, as there are many potentials here. No
drugs. Must love dogs! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


AN ADULT COUPLE in DC seeks a hands-on Household Manager to
oversee their Housecleaner and keep their household running
smoothly. Responsibilities include supervising contractors,
housecleaning, laundry and ironing, bed making, closet
organization, grocery shopping, light errands, packing and
unpacking, caring for pets, polishing silver, caring for china
and crystal, floral arranging, inventory, and special projects.
Must be certified in First Aid and CPR and have experience
working in private upscale homes. They require someone very
detail-oriented who takes pride in their work. Salary
commensurate with skills and experience. Please call


HELPER WANTED with their own RV for mainly garden work (pasture,
meadow care included) on our 50 acre off-the-grid property.
Prefer a self starter, who has some gardening experience. Must
have a driver’s license to drive F-350 diesel farm truck.
This is for one person, or a couple. Must be moral, with
references, must pass background check. Can have almost any
animals you want but nothing dangerous, no wolves etc. or
anything that kills farm animals. No drunks, no druggies, no
thieves, no racists, no lazy bums wanting a free ride. Some
outside work available. You pay your own way. You get to park
your RV on our property for work, no money compensation. Owner
spiritual, good hearted, and easy to get along with. I want peace
in my life that that is what I am offering you. Please email

CAMPGROUND HOST needed from mid-May, 2011 through September 2011.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in East Lynn, WV has available
Campground Host positions which require the volunteer(s) to live
in the recreation area and perform the duties to operate a
campground or day use recreation area. It is our goal to provide
a family oriented camping experience by personally greeting East
Lynn Lake visitors in a friendly and courteous manner, and, to
promote the safe, responsible use of project facilities and
resources, while providing high quality customer service and
information. The volunteer(s) will welcome visitors, and provide
literature, brochures, and general information on facilities,
fees. Work shifts are generally eight hours a day, five days a
week and may include evening and/or nighttime hours, split
shifts, and will almost always include weekends and holidays. The
Campground Host Volunteers will be provided with a designated,
electric and water hook-up campsite for their RV for the entire
season May through September. Please contact


CARETAKER NEEDED by November 15, 2010 or until filled for
beautiful XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - a non-profit educational
and spiritual retreat center near Washburn in the northern woods
of Wisconsin near Lake Superior. The Farm exists to cultivate a
life of the spirit among the community and its guests through the
land and spirit of the Farm. Housing included in exchange for
caretaking. Desired length of stay is a minimum of one year.
Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and click on Links for
the 2010 application and position description. Questions and

CARETAKER TEAM needed. We are looking for a highly motivated,
detail-oriented reliable pair to care for a 100 unit Racine
apartment community. Must have skills in janitorial duties,
maintenance, and be people persons. One person may have other
employment. For the right team this could be a long-term position
with a long established company. A two bedroom apartment plus
salary will be provided. Please fax your resume to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for park maintenance
volunteer(s) to perform light duty maintenance in the park from
May to September 2011. We are looking for energetic applicants
who would like to work in a campground setting located on the
Mississippi River main channel 30 miles south of La Crosse. Work
can include painting, minor repairs and assisting other
maintenance staff. We require volunteers to work 24-30 hours per
week per person in exchange for a RV site with FHU including
20/30/50 amp service. No weekend work and a stipend may be
available depending on budget. All personnel protective equipment
will be furnished and onsite transportation may be available.
Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


Mature couple - former property manager of upscale
Caribbean villas and builder with 20+ years experience, interest
in green building/sustainability, organic gardening, love
children and animals, seek caretaking position or other situation
in MA, RI or elsewhere. Healthy lifestyle, no smoking, drinking
or drugs. Excellent references available. Please respond to

61-year-old female, seeking house-sitting position. Open
to salaried work, 4 - 5 days per week. Have a well behaved,
12-year-old Airedale Terrier. Am honest, dependable, and have
excellent references. Don't smoke or use drugs. Prefer long term
situation. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property manager available for San Diego, CA Coronado
Island.  Two weeks - two months. Jack of all trades, many
references. Native Cape Codder. Working in Tucson, AZ on a luxury
estate. Fit individual, pays attention to detail. Please call

Tampa/Clearwater. FL. Private Chef, 20+ years Chef
experience, seeks new position with family or corporation.
Wide range of cooking styles, tailored to your tastes and
lifestyle. Health conscious meals a specialty. Prefer live out,
but will consider seasonal travel. Please contact John at

Experienced couple, previously managed a 25 room Bed and
Breakfast Lodge in Colorado. Seeking similar position or,
property management, with or without housing. Preferably the
former. Willing to relocate. Resumes, references and photo
available upon request. Please contact Stu and Linda Nichols at

I am a mature, responsible Licensed Acupuncturist looking
for a house-sitting/caretaking situation in Monterey/Santa Cruz
areas. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call

Retired, nonsmoker, nondrinker Christian lady seeks room
to rent with Christian farm family. Willing to help with daily
responsibilities. Open to Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Please

Mature couple seeking a caretaking position. We are a
team. Hopefully with a salary, rent free and long term. A quiet
setting. Manager of apartments or other property positions.
Looking for someone who would appreciate the hard work we would
do. Warm climate would be great but others will be fine. Please

Creative, mature woman seeks housesitting position on St
Croix for December - February while on-island helping elderly
relative. Extensive experience with pets, gardens, house care.
Island references available. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Would love the opportunity to caretake your home or be a
personal assistant in southern, CA, Colorado or New York. I am an
accomplished 44-year-old female who has a brilliant career
history and excellent personal and professional references. I am
organized, detailed, poised, ethical and an overall great person.
Please email me if you are in need of a dependable person you can

Multi-talented, healthy, responsible youthful 60-something
couple seek caretaking-related position or interesting
opportunity in enjoyable location. Husband: experienced handyman,
good with tools for basic plumbing, electrical, mechanical
issues, experienced project manager, overseer, strategizer,
planner, organizer, delegator (author of best-selling time
management book). Wife: bilingual Spanish-English, experienced
teacher, organic gardener, charismatic leader, and fabulous cook
– healthful, balanced meals, vegetarian/mini-omnivarian/raw
food. We care about the environment and strive to lead a
sustainable lifestyle. Both computer savvy, expert
writers/marketers. Both experienced managers of multi-unit
high-end apartment building and expert at tenant relations. Great
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Handyman, Caretaker, Farmer, Mechanic and more! Single,
mature, physically fit and capable man seeks long term resident
position. Adept in building and infrastructure maintenance and
repair. Strong mechanical ability, welding and fabrication. Able
to operate and maintain most ag and construction equipment.
Horticulture, landscape, tree fruit and vegetable experienced.
Timber, road and trail work plus snow removal. Steady working
self starter. Organizational, time, budget and asset management
skills. Meticulous and high on exemplary property appearances.
Innovative, inventive and resourceful plus common sense. If you
have a challenge and want your expectations exceeded, please

Mature male seeking caretaker position or country property
to rent in Snohomish/King County. (Fall City, Carnation, Duvall,
Woodinville, Monroe). I am seeking a caretaker position on rural
ranch/farm/horse property; or a granny flat or a one bedroom
garage/barn apartment to rent for a modest price.  I also have a
clean 30 ft 5th wheel trailer to reside in onsite, if there are
utilities available (power, water, sewer, internet). Previous
experience included daily feeding,  providing fresh clean water,
turnouts, barn work, medicating, daily care, fencing and general
ranch work. I am building a small FM Community Radio Station,
which I will then manage. This will take some but not all my time
during the day. I am honest, trustworthy, responsible, and
respectful of other people's property. You can count on me to
look after your home and property as if it were my own. This will
give you the ability to travel and have an “onsite
presence”. I am clean living and do not smoke, drink, or do
drugs. I have excellent references, with reliable vehicle. If you
have a caretaker position or country rental available, RV Space
or know of someone seeking what I have to offer in Snohomish/King
County, please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or by

Experienced Reliable Husband and Wife Team Seeking a Caretaker
Position. We have 30 years of experience. Energetic,
professional, fully qualified to meet a large variety of duties
and provide skilled management. Seeking a long-term paid position
in a rural or wilderness setting in Texas, Arizona, Oregon,
California, Hawaii or international locations. Please visit our
website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more or contact
Summer Phone: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Alaska) Winter Phone:

Professional woman seeking housesitting/caretaking
position in the Portland, Oregon area. Loving care for your
pets, plants, and property. References available. Please call

Idealistic, Motivated, Principled couple looking to
realize a lifetime dream of creating or managing a
wildlife/animal sanctuary. West coast preferred. Honest,
reliable, experienced in many skills including hands on and
management. Impeccable references available. The end of our lives
should be a legacy not of profits gained but of vision, moral
purpose and passion.  Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature female professional (veterinarian) looking to
house-sit in Greensboro NC. Accommodation/utilities in exchange
for meticulous household care. Prefer 6 month+ situation.
Roommates: two spayed declawed indoor cats and one fabulous dog.

Experienced Caretaker Seeks Long-Term Paid Position.
Responsible, well organized woman seeks a caretaking position
that includes salary and housing. Services provided consist of:
general property oversight; gardening; elder, child and pet care;
housekeeping; cooking; driving; writing/editing; personal
assistant; green building; and eco-tourism/green business
development. I am a simplistic, healthy, self-reliant woman
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I'm moving to the Huntington Beach area in November. I'm
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Mature (57) woman, starting new life, looking for perfect
house/pet sitting position. Excellent skills with animals,
especially dogs/cats. Professional organizer, RE agent. Used to
own a business with 10 employees. Vegetarian yoga meditation
instructor, adolescent psychotherapist. Available January 2011.
Need housing and stipend. Open to location. Please contact:

Intelligent, honest and hardworking 60-year-old male college
graduate seeks a position in Western U.S. or an English
speaking country. Presently own and operate a five bedroom
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Savvy world travelers. Early 50's couple relocating to St.
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I am a House sitter looking to sit in the Orlando Florida
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Reliable couple heading to Mexico and beyond in 2011.
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A retired, non-smoking, personable, customer-oriented
female seeking a management position in a B&B, motel, or
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We are a mature and energetic Christian married couple,
available beginning late November 2010, and interested in simply
housesitting and/or a caretaking opportunity. Preferably a rural
situation, for a minimum of three months and up to a year. Will
consider all locations here in the USA or Abroad. We are tidy,
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Wildlife biologist, forester, fisheries biologist looking
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Refined, good natured, with great sense of humor, quite
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seeking salaried, long term companion/caregiver position. Please

Responsible mature professional estate/property manager
with twelve years experience in Santa Fe NM seeks new live-in
long-term position. Excellent references. All locations
considered. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Cape Cod, MA House Sitting/Caretaker opportunity sought
for Fall/Winter/Spring 2010-2011. Mature female health care
professional seeking to live alone in a quiet setting while
protecting and caring for your property. I am age 50, currently
living with older parents and need to live near their home in
Harwich. House sitting experience and references available.
Flexible about moving out while you visit your home for holidays,
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other tasks. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature Professional R.N. seeks long-term position as a
property caretaker. Impeccable work ethic and a diverse range of
skills with experience in different fields. Detail-oriented,
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Experienced with horses, cattle, farm and ranch work. No pets, no
children, no drama. Valid driver's license, excellent credit
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Property Caretaker-Housesitter Experienced!
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I'm looking for a US or overseas house-sitting arrangement
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exchange for caring for your pets/home over the holidays.
Professional, well-traveled, character references available.

Middle aged Alaskan bush pilot and wife with medical
background looking to caretake on Hawaii preferably the Big
Island from January to May. Experienced caretakers, homesteaders,
landscapers, organic gardening, nurse/medic, carpenters,
equipment operator, welder, flight instructor, SCUBA instructor.
We love animals and nature. Please call

Experienced, reliable professional woman with medical
background is seeking a live in/out position. Flexible
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HOME dialysis by DaVita At Home/Johns Hopkins. Able to
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well as travelling. Loving and discrete, experienced in general
household management of fine homes. Have excellent references. If
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Contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ("Land Steward" in
the subject-line). Mail: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Ultra Responsible female, 46, seeks house/pet sitting or
caretaking position in the DC/MD/VA area. Great landscaper,
cook and superb with all animals, especially horses! Excellent
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

57-year-old, Ex Master Marine, Ex Real Estate Developer and
Construction Manager is looking for suitable work
arrangements. Over 20 years experience on tankers, general cargo
and fishing vessels, private and charter yachts. Several years
managing Marine Servicing Companies in Canada and USA. Last 10
years: designing and building Mountain Log Cabins and traditional
SFR. Proficient (hands on) in all aspects of construction trade
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DL. Drug and alcohol free, however I smoke tobacco. Preferable
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Aaron and Carmen Edlin are offering to be of service as an
Estate Caretaker in the Naples, FL and Marco Island area. We
would also consider other areas around the globe under attractive
circumstances. We chose to live in Marco Island because of the
balanced school system here for our 9-year-old daughter. Please

Situation Sought in Portland, ME, Montpelier, VT, or Concord,
NH areas: Healthy, pleasant, conscientious, intelligent, hard
working, capable, responsible, experienced, positive,
nature-loving, artistic woman in mid 40‘s seeks
house-sitting, caretaking, or home sharing arrangement.
Background in heath store field with nutritional
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cook, professional housecleaner, property caretaker, organic
vegetable/flower gardener, compassionate caregiver. Have lived
20+ years in NH with stable jobs - have excellent references.
Wanting to relocate late Winter/ early Spring closer to cultural
opportunities yet remain in northern New England. Please contact

Amish couple with children (homeschooled) seeks
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November - ?.  Feel free to contact us for more details. Please

New Delhi – Can I caretake your home, flat, or
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female professional with corporate, NGO and academic experience. 
I’m in India for the next six to twelve months doing
startup processes and additional fundraising with an amazing
micro-equity NGO focused on finding, developing and funding young
entrepreneurs with business ideas that address problems in their
local neighborhoods. I have hit the ground running and am being
lodged at a guesthouse that we (the NGO) can’t continue to
afford.  Our offices are in GK-1, N Block.  I’ve been
looking for housing in Defense Colony, around GK-1 and elsewhere.
 If you have something available (even short term), please

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