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THIS IS OUR 210th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       


Published since 1983          Volume 35, Number 6       

November/December 2017        ISSN 1074-3642  

- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 33 states
and 14 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Where Monkeys Roar From Mountaintops - a Profile of Chris Isner
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



PATAGONIA CALLING: An enthusiastic woman interested in art,
current events, and creative and spiritual thinking is seeking a
like-minded companion at my farm in the majestic canyons of the
Cordillera in Northern Patagonia, Argentina, beginning in
December 2017 or early January 2018. Located on the banks of the
Rio Trocoman engulfed by the imposing landscape of Northern
Patagonia. Gender is not important; attitude is. I prefer a
commitment of at least three months. I am wheelchair-bound with
local personal aids who attend to my physical needs. I desire a
companion to converse in English, assist with correspondence and
creative projects, and manage and troubleshoot computer and
internet issues. Required skills include bilingual
English-Spanish, expertise with both PC and Mac systems, and
driving a manual transmission. Desirable interests: art therapy,
organic gardening and cooking, and horse riding. If interested,
please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining your interests in
this opportunity. To learn more and see photos, please visit


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a mature, on-site volunteer barn
manager/caretaker. This is a non-salaried position, however a
small stipend may be available. We are seeking a financially
independent, compassionate person to help with the care of our
animals. The position requires a person with equine experience
who would like to be of service helping us care for abused,
neglected, injured or abandoned animals. Our goal is to restore
health and wellness where we can with the hope of eventual
adoption. This is a rare opportunity for the right individual to
live peacefully "off the grid" in a secluded, tranquil setting in
the middle of the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The job requires
approximately 20 hours of service per week helping with feeding,
cleaning, grooming, nurturing and general assist with oversight
of the animals. We are seeking a person who cherishes their
privacy and solitude as much as we do. The person must be:
non-smoking; no drugs; pass a background check; computer skills
would be greatly appreciated; most importantly, no drama. We are
quiet, reflective stewards of the earth and require the utmost
respect for all living things by all who grace our sanctuary. We
will provide very modest free housing; all utilities (100% solar
living); high speed internet and best of all - seclusion, peace
and harmony. This is very simplistic and purposeful living.
Clearly not for everyone. If interested in learning more please

CARETAKER POSITION now available in beautiful Yuma, Arizona.
Perfect Winter weather, but a bit hot in the summer. We are a
small family boarding facility for six to twelve horses (maximum
twelve in the Winter). Some knowledge of horses a must! Very nice
furnished two bedroom apartment with utilities provided in
exchange for: feeding, turn-out of horses, and grounds
maintenance (including some mowing) on five irrigated, secluded
acres. Lots of trees. Non-smoker or drinker and good people
skills are a must. A couple is OK. Please call


MOUNTAIN HOME PROJECT Office/Landscaper-Grounds Maintenance RVing
volunteer needed from March 1 through September 30, 2018. We have
one volunteer position available for someone to serve as a
landscaping/grounds maintenance volunteer. Must have your own RV.
This position will be primarily doing yard maintenance and
landscaping work at the Project Office, although some tasks will
be performed in park settings. The volunteer will be performing
individual tasks utilizing power and hand tools to maintain
grounds, flower beds, and parking lots, and to provide lawn care
services. Responsibilities will include:  operating small power
equipment; applying herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides;
planting/pruning trees and shrubs; mowing grass and trimming
edges; raking/mulching leaves and plant debris; and watering
vegetation. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment will be
supplied. The desired volunteer must maintain a professional
appearance and manner, have a pleasant personality, have basic
landscaping capabilities, and be willing to complete other duties
if needed. A personal background check is required. The flexible
work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week. A free RV
campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is
offered in lieu of payment for work. If you are interested,
please apply online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thank you for the opportunity to re-subscribe to the Gazette. At
this time I am on a long-term caretaking job on an unbelievably
beautiful piece of property, in a very premier location. I am the
property manager, security, main- tenance and repair caretaker. I
will need you once again, after I am finished here. I had to get
rid of some bad people, from this multi-million dollar piece of
property and bring it back to full luster as I have, and now
maintain. There are still some security issues so I will stay
here to keep the peace, and serenity that is now present. It was
a hard road up to the this point due to the people in habitation
of a steel barn on the property and the 90-year-old, single
female owner, unable to stop them and their heavy methamphetamine
addiction. However, it is a paradise here, at the present time. I
even fixed their completely destroyed swimming pool and you
should see it shimmer! It was black! I had to do a two stage
drain and chlorine, acid wash as the sides were stained black.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, for one, your website is
what inspired me to do what I am doing now. Also so you know,
there are a few of us who visit your site that are the real
''deal''. We are doers and do not procrastinate a task but see
them through with precision. Hope you are there when I need you
for my next caretaker gig. Take care, Kevin D., Ashland OR

Thank you for your great email, Kevin! It's always a pleasure
to hear from our subscribers who are content and thriving in
their caretaking positions. It sounds like you are doing a
wonderful job there and I'm sure the property owner is relieved
to have you onsite. Please keep in touch and feel free to share
any new experiences with us. Take care and thanks again.

Hi Gary, please rerun our caretaker-wanted ad. Thanks to you and
your Gazette, we now have two excellent and experienced
caretakers living on our property and are now looking for two
more to join our team. Our new caretakers will live in a
beautiful location and through their volunteer efforts will make
it possible for our interns to live and work affordably on our
property. Such great news for you, the new caretakers, and all of
us here! Our Gazette help-wanted ad achieved great results all
around! Thank you! Sarah J. New Hampshire

Sarah, I'm glad to hear that your caretaker-wanted ad in the
Gazette resulted in positive responses to help you with your
property needs there. It sounds like your property will be in
good hands. Please spread the good word about the Gazette to
other property owners in your area who can use it.

Hi Gary, We have found a great placement via our
situations-wanted ad we ran in the Gazette and have no
expectation of changing any time soon. Thanks for all you do and
have done for us. We may make use of your services again; but in
the meantime we just recommend you to anyone interested. Gary and
Jan L., Grants Pass, OR
Congratulations Gary and Jan and thank you for placing a
situations-wanted ad in the Gazette. It's great to read that you
found a position that fits your needs via your ad. Best of luck
to you, enjoy your time there, and feel free to contact us

Dear Gary, Ed and I are so pleased that we rejoined your site
after so many years. We are excited to have completed an
agreement for the Pennsylvania Caretaker position in Stroudsburg,
PA that advertised with you. The owners and the property are both
awesome. We will start in mid-October. We are so glad you have
maintained such a successful site for so many years. Best
regards, Dolores and Ed O., Lake City FL

Dear Dolores and Ed, thank you for renewing your subscription.
It's great to have you back with us! Congratulations on finding a
caretaker position. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity. We
look forward to hearing back from you at some point to find out
how things are going for you. Should you ever wish to submit a
caretaker profile talking about your experiences there, I'm sure
our subscribers would be interested in learning from you.

The Caretaker Gazette
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for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
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profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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CARETAKER REQUIRED for a Central Queensland cattle station.
Single male accommodation provided. For more information, please

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a Far South Coast cattle
property. This position comes with a well-appointed home, plus a
weekly wage. This 180-acre cattle property requires a full-time
couple for year-round property and garden maintenance. While one
of you will look after mowing, gardening and farm maintenance,
the other will look after the main house on a daily basis. You'll
also work on special preparation for the owners' visits
throughout the year: shopping for provisions, arranging flowers,
preparing bedrooms. When the owners visit, you'll be available
for transportation and other tasks. In addition to a
three-bedroom cottage in excellent condition, you will receive a
weekly wage and you'll have access to a work ute. You'll have the
utmost integrity, honesty and confidentiality along with respect
for the owners' property and privacy. Familiarity with weeds on
the South Coast would be a bonus! You'll be good communicators as
you'll work closely with the general manager, who oversees the
running of the property and cattle for which you will be
responsible. If the two of you have common sense, a great work
ethic and a desire to live on and look after a property, please

SINGLE OR MARRIED COUPLE required for a Wide Bay-Burnett cattle
property. Wide Bay-Burnett is in Queensland, located about 300
kilometers north of Brisbane. Free rent offered in exchange for
help on the property. Must have experience with livestock.
Successful applicants must provide a local police check. Please

FRASER COAST. Free RV camp site on the Burrum River for RVers.
Fishing, kayaking and crabbing available here, in exchange for
some light gardening and odd jobs. Friendly pets welcomed. I have
10 acres of garden, but it is getting on top of me, so an extra
pair of hands would be great. Located within five minutes to
shops, and 25 minutes to Hervey Bay. Please email

CARETAKER REQUIRED in the Goondiwindi/Garah area on a broad acre
farm. The job includes loading trucks, and general farm
maintenance. A good home will be provided. Extra work, such as
harvesting will include a negotiable wage. Local caretakers,

CARETAKER COUPLE needed at this well-known weekend retail market,
located in Laverton in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western
Australia. The caretaker couple is to live on-site and oversee
the general supervision, maintenance and upkeep of the property.
The successful applicant(s) will be responsible for: providing
and supervising access to stallholders and the public on market
days (Saturday and Sunday) as well as at other specified times
during the week, regularly checking and securing all access
points within and around the premises, general property
maintenance, including lawns and gardens, and cleaning of all
common areas and waste management. Previous experience in a
similar live on site position is preferred, as is the ability to
perform routine supervision, gardening and maintenance tasks. A
comfortable two bedroom residence will be provided. It is
envisaged you will currently be self-employed and have experience
in caretaking other properties in Australia. To register your
interest, please forward a written application, detailing your
past experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CARETAKER needed now. This caretaker position is available near
Beaudesert, a small town in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland.
The position would be suitable for a couple or a pensioner. A
cottage is available for the caretaker. Gardening and maintenance
tasks required. Queensland applicants should call

CARETAKER COUPLE position available on a western Queensland
cattle property, near the Shire of Winton. You can start
immediately. Must be fit and healthy. This is a paid position.

faith based, not-for-profit, charitable organization that
specializes in providing emergency accommodation for those in
necessitous or crisis circumstances. A position has opened up for
a volunteer live-in caretaker. The caretaker will be overseeing a
property located in Rooty Hill which will be facilitating men
only. The role includes: living on site (room and facilities
provided), and signing in guests and reporting back to the head
office on a daily basis. Applicants should ideally have the
following: be a responsible and honest individual, be comfortable
living in shared accommodation, have the ability to deal with
guests in crisis situations, be outgoing, and have a friendly and
approachable personality, have good communication and
organizational skills, have a neat and tidy presentation, and
have excellent reporting skills. On the job training will be
provided. The caretaker benefits include: having rent free
accommodation, utilities and food provided, and gain experience
in community services. For further information, or if you would
like to apply for this position, please call

CARETAKERS WANTED for three to six months. Retiree/pensioner
couple with their own caravan need to help in the daily
maintaining and running of a river-front caravan and fishing park
in Queensland. Free rent and power provided. Please phone

3kms from the quaint little country town of Goomeri with other
close by towns including Kilkivan and Murgon. Small wage offered.

FULL-TIME ONSITE CARETAKER(S) needed in Cairns and the Far North.
We are seeking a motivated and experienced caretaker (preferably
a couple). Must be an Australian resident. This is a live-in
position with free accommodation in a one bedroom apartment, also
including utilities and Wi-Fi. In addition to the accommodation,
a salary package is offered commensurate with experience.
Preference will be given to applicants who have a background in
similar roles. Duties include general maintenance on our holiday
apartments, co-ordination and monitoring of other contractors,
overseeing on-site security after hours and providing customer
service to all guests arriving outside of our Reception Hours.
You will need to hold a full license, have the ability to work
unsupervised and you will liaise directly with Management. The
position requires the applicant(s) to be available onsite for
after-hours emergencies. Immediate start would be required. If
you believe yourself to be a good fit for this position then
please email your resume with all relevant information to the

operate a number of Tourist Parks along Victoria's rugged Great
Ocean Road on behalf of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The position of
(live-in) Lead Management Couple has been created to lead the
Assistant Managers and other staff at their Flagship foreshore
park while managing the day-to-day operations and management.
Primarily you will be responsible with the running of the park,
the front office service delivery, the allocation and deployment
of staff and general grounds or administrative duties. Some
outside work and security patrols may also be required during the
busy tourist season. The objectives of the Lead Managers position
are to: manage the Park as a business unit with a focus on
exceptional customer service and delivering services within
budget; oversee and deliver park management, maintenance,
accommodation and customer service and office administration;
ensure that accommodation, amenities, facilities and surrounds
are maintained and presented to a high standard of quality
reflecting the needs and expectations of customers. We are
looking for applications from Park Managers with experience
managing large Tourist Parks and a broad range of skills and
experience in the holiday park sector. A working and confident
knowledge of RMS would be highly regarded. Strong ties and
knowledge of the Surf Coast Region will also be highly desirable.
The position is full-time, on a flexible roster, working 38 hours
per week, averaged over the year, to ensure adequate coverage in
the busy tourist seasons. An attractive salary and accommodation
package is on offer to attract long-term experienced applicants.
Please forward your resume and Australian references to


HELP NEEDED ON AN AUSTRIAN MINI FARM surrounded by the famous
Vienna Woods. Urgently in need of an energetic handy-person
couple for two to three months, possibly longer. Large organic
vegetable gardens, chickens, horse, cats, two historic cottages,
cabin, outbuildings. Experience with rural living, gardening,
animals, and home repairs necessary. Room/board for approximately
20-25 hours work a week per person. Be on site a few weeks when
the owners are away, otherwise it's a flexible work schedule so
you can travel for a few days to a week at a time. It's an ideal
home base for touring Europe affordably. Please email


HELP NEEDED in my little house with a nice natural garden in a
small village near Ghent and Bruges. I will need help with garden
work, taking care/loving the trees and plants, harvesting plants,
planting new plants, creating a blueprint of mandala garden with
a carton, giving a second life indoors with painting
stairs/ceiling/furniture, clay house work together on the walls,
create a nice garden trail, place driveway stones, brighten up
the place with sea shells, brighten up the kitchen and bathroom,
giving plants some nice nurturing, anything creative or nice you
can think of to make it paradise here, mostly with natural
ingredients. Also daily cleaning, cooking, (natural) shopping.
For example, making nice food/smoothies/ice creams with wild
flowers and leaves from the garden, drawing, music, campfire (if
dry), a little walk, going to sea to collect shells, harvest
plants from the nearby area, go to a nearby CSA and co-workers
garden (walking/biking distance) in the same village with nice
people like us! Daily meditation and yoga is possible (I do it,
you can join). The cat of the house is Charly. Food is vegan and
my place is cigarette/alcohol/sugar-free. My house is a 20 minute
walk from the railway station. The train leaves every hour and
takes seven minutes to Ghent and about half an hour to Bruges.
There are nice natural areas here and cultural things to do. If
you are in the area please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Hope to
meet you soon! 


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in southern Belize. A minimum commitment of
four weeks anytime from March to November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties as of
this date will be the care and feeding of six dogs, fishes,
watering young plants and minor maintenance. If interested please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You can also google


VACATION VILLAGE HOST and gardener and housekeeper needed. Need a
gracious host to check-in guests, provide property tours, daily
housekeeping and attention to detail are a must, be able to
answer questions relative to the many magical places in the
nearby high and low desert as well as the national monument that
surrounds our Village. (This information is provided to you; you
don't need to be a tour guide expert at the get go!). Provide
ongoing improvements of gardens for use of those who live here
and guests visiting our Village. Do you love to garden and grow
healthy things? Micro-greens, aquaponics, all things dealing with
growing healthy food. There is sophisticated gardening expertise
resident in the Village but we need another serious participant
in this activity. Ability to do carpentry and handyman
(handyperson) skills are a big plus. Teaching Yoga or Aquarobics
would be stunning. Can be a couple or single person. Living on
premises is good but not required which means you'd need to live
nearby. If you have an RV there is room to park/live. If you have
animals please let us know for consideration. Located in a
private and gorgeous valley in Morongo Valley, Southern
California between Joshua Tree and Palm Springs. Please contact

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my Bay area home from November 1 through
December 31, 2017, while I'll be out of the country. I have three
spoiled cats which also will need to be taken care of - so I am
really searching for a cat/housesitter. I'm a few blocks from the
Balboa Park BART Station and a public park with a swimming pool,
playground, and tennis courts. Please email me a letter about
yourself and if you are a cat lover. Must be non-smokers and able
to provide checkable references. Please email

HELP NEEDED in Southern California at a 5,000 foot elevation.
Bring your own RV. This is a short-term position. Trade light
labor for rent. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for my beautiful ranch in Boulevard, in
the Mountain Empire area of southeastern San Diego County. The
area is rural desert along the Mexican border near the eastern
extent of San Diego County. We're looking for a caretaker to
watch over the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and help with projects. It
would be helpful if you have your own trailer or mobile home. To
learn more about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and see photos, please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then please call Lee for more
details Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm at

family ranch seeks a live-onsite caretaker. Work includes the
feeding and care of farm animals (horses, goats, sheep, and
chickens), vegetation/landscaping upkeep, light handyman duties,
and general ranch maintenance. The animals are family pets only.
A married couple is preferred, but an exception may be made for
the right single candidate. No small children. Basic English
required. Housing and utilities will be provided and the salary
will be commensurate with experience. To apply, please call

Jacinto Mountains of Southern California on a beautiful 80 acre
ranch. The nearest towns are Idyllwild, Palm Springs and Hemet.
This is a very remote location at the end of a four mile dirt
road. Live onsite, rent and utility free in a one bedroom cute
house, off the grid. Minimal duties: be on site, feed three
horses and report to the owner. Satellite internet and limited
cell service available. Must be a self-starter and enjoy
solitude. Please send questions, resume and references to

person, able bodied, capable, conscientious and kind with the
land, gardens and animals. Llamas, alpacas, goats (no milking)
here. It would be helpful if you have prior experience with
horses, goats, dogs, and permaculture. No smoking. Located near
beaches, hiking trails, and three miles to Highway 1. One hour to
a large town (Monterey). Work Trade of 10 hours per week in
exchange for a small cabin. 300 sq. ft. with loft and separate
bathhouse. Outdoor space available for a veggie garden. You need
to have a separate income. A single person male or female, or
couple is OK if accustomed to small indoor spaces. Please contact


PROPERTY CARETAKER needed for 142 private acres with 2,400' of
private shoreline in a 3,500 square foot log home near Vernon,
BC, Canada. Two lovely cats. Couple or individual welcome. This
is a remote home, located one hour from Vernon. Main and property
improvements in exchange for rent/utilities. Please email

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER required at a small private
equestrian facility in West Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Must
have experience with horses and love animals. Must be able to
drive a small tractor and be knowledgeable with small equipment.
A nice one bedroom suite and utilities will be provided in
exchange for caretaking of my small farm. Please call


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a caretaker. We are looking for a
caretaker individual to live on-site, working in all aspects of
running our small, beautiful mountain luxury Bed and
Breakfast/Inn. This is an awesome job for the homebody who hates
the idea of commuting! $9-$12 per hour, including free living
accommodations, rent, room, board, heat, hot water, electricity,
internet, phone, cable, trash, water, sewer, and even snow
removal (although you may be the one getting paid while at work
to do it!) an average of 40 hours per week, living on site free.
Individuals here at the Inn each performing some or all of the
duties we might do here in running the Inn, including but not
limited to, the following: guest interaction and customer
service, reservation services, cooking, serving and cleanup of
meals, about one to two hours a day maximum, for one person,
light office work and phones, housekeeping (room cleaning,
bathroom cleaning, common area cleaning) one to three hours
average per day, maximum for one person, laundry (de-staining,
washing, drying, folding and putting away), light indoor/outdoor
upkeep and maintenance, light construction and remodel, business
planning, business development, advertising, marketing and
development, and light website and S.E.O. development and social
media development, and so much more! Please mail your resume and


perform cleaning of public recreation and restroom facilities at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in beautiful Thomaston, CT.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will provide equipment, supplies, and
vehicle. Valid driver's license, background check and
fingerprinting required. Drug-Free work place. Volunteers will be
asked to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, in exchange for
full hook up RV camp site. If interested, please apply online at


WORK TRADE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for practicing or seasoned
timber framers. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking timber
framers with experience to join our team from February 7-21,
2018. Are you a timber framer looking for some winter Costa Rican
sunshine? Have you ever dreamed of timber framing in the jungle?
Are you hard working and a self-starter with experience in
cutting frames? The Ranch team has the skills but with our
limited time we are currently unable to do it all and are seeking
help to cut a frame for a 2018 raising. We are looking for up to
four experienced people to join our team from February 7-21, 2018
to help us cut and raise a small sized frame (approximately 400
sq. ft.). Tasks will include: cutting mortise and tenon joinery
for a small jungle cabin with hand and simple power tools,
squaring timbers using hand and simple power tools, and sharing
knowledge with two local Spanish speaking builders. Your
qualifications should include: relevant timber frame experience,
interest in the culture and mission of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, the
ability to abide by all XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX policies, and the
ability to commit to the agreed upon time frame. In return we can
offer: three hearty and delicious meals a day sourced locally and
cooked lovingly by our team, home brewed fruit and herbal beer,
housing in one of our unique naturally built structures, and
access to all the Ranch's amenities, including the wildlife
reserve, hiking trails, waterfalls and rivers, our extensive
library, and working farm. This is an opportunity to live and
work with our team of sustainability professionals and
instructors in the beautiful town of Mastatal. Please send us an
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you have any questions or ideas
for us and please help us find the right people by sharing this
opportunity with your network of friends and colleagues.


OUR CLIENT requires an experienced and dedicated couple to
undertake general housekeeping, cooking, and driving and
maintenance tasks in their country home. The well-stocked garden
has a pool and the grounds extend to nine acres (there is a
gardener in situ).  There are various high performance cars and
motorbikes which also need to be cared for. This is an informal,
creative and bohemian household which is busy and fun. You will
be pro-active, flexible and capable of adapting to daily and
weekly schedules. You will have a full clean driving and
motorbike license and be confident in automatic and manual cars.
The cook should be able to provide good food and enjoy cooking,
there is no requirement for qualifications. An understanding of
technology and troubleshooting internet problems is imperative.
The hours will be no more than 40 per week, and flexibility will
be key. Salary will be £35,000 - £45,000 and a
self-contained two bedroom home will be provided on the grounds.
UK residents should apply with your resume and references to

WE ARE SEEKING A NEW MEMBER of the residential team offering
boarding care in our thriving boarding school in Ascot, a small
town in East Berkshire. This positions starts in January 2018. 
The post is full-time and non-teaching. The residential member of
- will be enthusiastic and flexible with a strong sense of humor
and sound common sense
- will have a genuine interest in and a liking for young people
- will be resident whilst on duty: accommodation is available
throughout the year
- be responsible for the boarding care and the routines of girls
between 11 and 17
-will share in the general life of the school according to the
needs of the school and her skills and interests
- will be a genuine occupational qualifications woman
St Mary's School Ascot is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to
undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post,
including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and
Barring Service. A short letter of application and completed
application form should be sent to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. First
interviews will be held at the school on October 16, 2017.

southwest England. Our client is seeking a responsible
Housekeeper/House Manager couple for a large private house in
Devon. A self-contained two bedroom accommodation is available
and would suit a couple, although individual applications from
high caliber candidates might also be considered. A hands on,
responsible, proactive and enthusiastic approach to the care,
security and maintenance of an historic and beautiful family home
is required. Also the assistance in the operation of a growing
events/catering business will be required. For a more detailed
job description, please email Lucinda Evans with your resume to


HOUSEKEEPER AND GARDNER needed in Eustis. Can be a couple. Need
to work five acres with milk cows and sheep. Have 24 beds to
tend. Work in the mornings and have your afternoons free. Room
and board provided. For more details, please call

Florida. A goat dairy farm seeks a barn cleaner. Milking
experience would be a plus. This is a physical job, working
outside in all weather conditions. You will be responsible for
bringing in feed and hay, hoof trimming, and fixing fences/animal
containments. Room and board will be provided to the animal
caretaker. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or send an email message to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS are seeking a live-in domestic couple ASAP
to take care of their large property in a beautiful location in
the South of France. The Principals use the property primarily
during the summer months. You must have longevity in a similar
position with checkable references and speak very good French.
Candidates must be able to fulfil the tasks of
Housekeeper/Maintenance, Driver and be very flexible with the
duties to achieve the goals required by the employer. You would
be expected to do longer days and possibly drop back to a six day
week during the summer months when they are in residence. For the
remaining part of the year you would be essentially guardians,
overseeing and maintenance work required and keeping the property
in order and ensuring security. Reporting directly to the Estate
manager who is in the region. Accommodation is within the
residence in the form of a basement flat. Salary offered is 4,000
Gross Euros per month, paid over 13 months and discretionary
bonuses are offered at the end of summer and at Christmas time.
To apply, please email your resume and references to


FARM HELP needed. We are XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX living on an old
farm near Berlin. We are very self-sufficient here: we have solar
panels, heat with wood in the winter, we repair our cars on our
own, grow vegetables and fruits in our garden without any
chemicals, and we refinished our house inside and outside to make
it stable again. It's a three corner house - an old farm from the
1800's. We usually go in the forest to pick mushrooms and herbs
to eat, and have some fruit trees. Sometimes we have three cows
that eat the wheat at our place and two beautiful cats to care
for. We need some help for our gardening and construction work.
We can teach you everything that has to do with the garden,
animals, buildings and being self-sufficient. We have a large
fire space in our big garden, bicycles and lot more to offer our
help. You will have your own room and space and a bathroom to
share. All together we have a lot of space. We are planning to
construct a pool and a sauna next year too. It would be awesome
to get some help and having some people around who would like to
stay a while with us. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss
more details. Thanks.


Experienced couple wanted to live and work on a 5+ acre
residential/agricultural, off-the-grid, property in Kipahulu,
Maui. The property has multiple dwellings and farm structures, is
pesticide free, with carefully landscaped tropical gardens, lawns
and a wide variety of mature fruit and decorative trees. This is
a hands-on position for an experienced couple who wants to live
in a quiet, rural, agricultural environment. You must be
detail-oriented and be able to follow management directives.
Overall duties include landscaping (experience with tropical
landscaping required), gardening, mulching, green waste removal,
housekeeping, operating and maintaining landscaping equipment,
general/routine maintenance of multiple houses, as well as the
security of the property. Other maintenance responsibilities
include, but are not limited to, solar systems, water systems and
vehicles. Any basic carpentry, plumbing, or mechanical skills
would be considered a plus. You must have excellent communication
skills and professional references. Compensation includes an
hourly wage commensurate your experience, plus the use of a
private one bedroom, one bath house that has space for personal
gardening. Maui island residents will be given first
consideration, secondarily neighbor island residents. Others with
tropical and/or off-the-grid experience may be considered.
Position will be available in October 2017. Please send a cover
letter and current resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KAUAI, HAWAII: Caretaker wanted (Part-time - 20 hours per week)
on an organic farm. Position to start immediately. Must be
skilled in grounds maintenance. Safety-first-conscience. Able to
operate zero turn mower, weed eater, irrigation repair, and have
animal husbandry experience - meaning daily feeding and watering
of small sheep and chicken flocks, etc. Basic carpentry skills
also needed. The position includes a small cabin studio (on site)
plus 20/hours in wages. Must provide excellent references and a
background check. Serious applicants only, need apply. Please

ELDERLY HEALTHY VIBRANT WOMAN with degenerative eye failure seeks
a woman, 50 - 70 years young for a full-time, live-in companion.
No personal care needed, only to share domestic duties i.e.:
enjoys cooking, light cleaning, and driving to occasional
appointments. A vehicle with air conditioning is required. Must
be somewhat tech savvy. This position is available now. In
exchange we offer a private room with bath, in a clean
comfortable home on Hawaii Island. High speed internet, TV with
cable box in bedroom. Meals to be planned together. There is a
cat who lives here. Please no smokers and no pets. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with any questions and letter of interest
and/or resume. References will be required.

caretakers. For details and application process, please visit

qualifications include:
- irrigation, maintenance and landscaping of 5.79 acre property
- checking in and out of guests of vacation rental
- cleaning of vacation rental
- coordinating repair appointments
- feed and groom animals
- overseeing and collecting rents from two long term rentals
- background checks of caretakers
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


2018. Our host for this project is a farmer's family on the south
shore of Iceland close to the town of Vik, the farmers cultivate
carrots and keep cows. The farm is located in a beautiful area
surrounded by mountains and glaciers to the north and near the
Atlantic Ocean to the south. The inhabitants here live in
constant threat of volcanic eruptions and the area was covered by
ashes during the recent eruptions in 2010 and 2011.This is the
sixth year that XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will have the
unique opportunity to get to know and explore this traditional
Icelandic farm. There will be various tasks, depending on the
weather, some cleaning tasks, for instance clearing fields of
rocks, fences, trash, beautifying the area around and removing an
invasive species called - Rumex Longifolius; which has been used
in Iceland in order to control soil erosion and revegetate eroded
areas; but in some places its spread is more than desirable and
being a foreign specie - it endangers the native species. This
weed can remain viable for a long time, is helpful for vegetative
reproduction, and adaptable to different environments. It is
primarily a weed of grassland, and in this habitat it benefits
from agricultural practices which lead to disturbance or
eutrophication. It reduces production from the field and lowers
the feeding value of the grass to the animals. Those who are
interested can help out with farm activities, such as taking care
of the animals, cultivating potatoes and vegetables. Participants
are invited to take a look at the cows in the stalls, assist in
milking them if interested or just tending to them in general.
The group will also be taking care of trees, cutting and planting
them. Volunteers will stay in an equipped flat, in a sleeping bag
accommodation, sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
To learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HELP NEEDED. We are a married couple in our late seventies who
need everyday assistance in housekeeping, meal preparation, yard
work, driving and some minor medical, etc.  Looking for a
trustworthy couple, perhaps early retirees, each to work about 20
hours per week. We would provide separate housing. We live in
central Idaho on a secluded 30 acres overlooking the Salmon
River. The house, shop and other buildings were constructed in
1991 and require only minor maintenance. We have easy access to
town. Housing and utilities furnished and salary negotiated
commensurate with skills and experience. To apply please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WANTED: an experienced caretaker couple needed for a large
property in Zionsville, Indiana. Duties will include cleaning,
laundry, housesitting when the couple travels, running errands,
some animal care, and some grocery shopping and cooking. Must be
able to work independently. The husband must have experience with
landscaping and be a handyman, and the wife will be responsible
for inside cleaning. Both must have a US driver's license. Must
have references. Compensation is a one bedroom apartment on the
grounds, all utilities and salary. The salary will be based on
experience. To apply, please email some information about
yourself, and at least three references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Will need your own RV. The campground host/custodian is
responsible for the daily tasks of greeting park visitors and
informing campers of self-registration procedures. The volunteer
will not collect nor handle money. The campground host/custodian
is also responsible for the daily tasks of cleaning four vault
toilets and policing the campground for litter. 55 fire rings
will be cleaned weekly or as needed. All cleaning materials will
be provided. The host/custodian shall provide an average of 21
hours of volunteer service per week. The volunteer will be
provided a campsite with water, electric and sewer hookup for
your RV. Please apply online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


I NEED A FULL-TIME CARETAKER to live on a small ranch in
southeastern Kansas. Room plus basic foods, such as meat,
potatoes, canned veggies, tomato sauce, canned fruits, spaghetti,
macaroni, flour, sugar and tea provided. Pay will be once a month
at $600. I pay utilities. Applicants must be drug free, and be
willing to mow the yard, feed and water chickens, work on fences,
and work with calves. This is a great job for single person.


CARETAKER WANTED. Experienced, physically fit single or couple
needed as caretakers for a large, private estate in South
Louisiana. This is a long-term, full-time live-in position.
Duties include landscape maintenance, general handyman work,
pool, tree and lawn care. Cleaning and caring for all outdoor
buildings, fences and furniture. Use and maintenance of heavy
equipment required. Strong mechanical, electrical, carpentry and
plumbing experience a must. The individual will be responsible
for understanding and monitoring the property's electrical,
plumbing, water, irrigation, heating, and security systems, and,
when outside repairmen are needed, the individual will be
expected to learn from the repairman both the problem and the
solution. This is a very active lifestyle for an experienced,
responsible, organized, self-starter who would often be working
without daily supervision, but from closely monitored checklists.
Duties include maintaining the grounds and garden to a high
standard (grass cutting, weed-eating, stick picking up, spraying
around trees, chain sawing, fence mending, fountain maintenance,
garden watering and weeding). Housekeeping requirements include
routine cleaning and laundry services. This is a unique
opportunity for a special, hardworking couple, looking for a
rewarding career in a rural, natural environment. The successful
applicant must be a self-starter with the ability to work
independently and perform regular duties without close
supervision. The compensation package includes on-site private
residence, (a two bedroom house, with one bath, attached garage,
etc., on two acres of wooded land, located in the middle of the
property) utility allowance, salary is $40,000 and safety bonus
is possible. Hours are Monday through Friday, eight hours a day,
weekends off. Nights, including weekend nights, must be spent on
the property, although when the owner is present, exceptions can
be arranged. Must pass a background check, work well with people,
and possess a valid US Driver's License. Please email your resume


mid-coast Maine directly on the waterfront. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has 12 luxury accommodations and a
reputation for outstanding quality and superb guest service. We
are seeking Innkeepers who are committed to and capable of
delivering excellence, are motivated to work with a top notch
team to provide the ultimate guest experience, and have excellent
communication and interpersonal skills as well as time management
skills. Our Innkeepers are well paid to be the best professionals
in the hospitality business and there are opportunities for
advancement, full-time positions, seasonal or year round, and
housing. To respond, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are truly a Volunteers Farm because every
piece of the farm has been built by volunteers! We started our
operations back in July 2013, in a Dragon fruit and Durian farm
at the foot of Jugra Hills, then we moved to a 10 acre farm in
Kuala Selangor and we are now located in Janda Baik, which is
50km north of Kuala Lumpur (one hour drive from KL). Janda Baik
is a traditional Malay village in Bentong, Pahang with
"Californian weather" (sunny with a cool breeze) and that makes
working in the fields very bearable. The temperature ranges from
32C in the afternoon to 18-22C at night. Our Farm is situated in
a three acre plot of land and it has one acre of fresh water pond
(water source from the mountains) which we now use for fish
rearing with a natural feed. Our farm's goal is to become a
sustainable, self-sufficient farm and our aspiration is to be an
education hub on natural farming, permaculture,
aquaponics/vaquaponics, natural construction and a community
development center. At our farm, we apply permaculture
principles, effective microorganisms, agnihotra together with
other natural farming techniques. We also have a few satellite
farms in the vicinity which we help to manage. Our edible garden
has many varieties of herbs, vegetables and fruits like
mangosteen, ciku, coconuts, cempedak, papayas, calamansi, lemons,
sugarcane, pineapples, passionfruit and more. Our livestock
consist of chickens, geese, ducks and rabbits. We are affiliated
with local educational institutions such as the University Putra
Malaysia and oversea universities for internship programs on
agriculture, environmental engineering and natural construction.
We are currently in need of people from various backgrounds who
have experience in one or more of the following: 1) natural
construction and building huts; 2) food production, fermentation,
baking, cooking; 3) sales and marketing (social media); 4)
house-keeping; 5) arts and crafts; 6) natural farm work: and 7)
natural feed production. We welcome especially those who can stay
on a longer term basis of three to six months for internship and
team leader projects, or anyone who exhibits entrepreneurship
related to organic and sustainable practices. To learn more and
see photos, and then contact us, please visit


LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. Seeking a special person to maintain
and improve a special property in the Greenspring Valley area of
Baltimore County. Must be skilled and experienced in
gardening/groundskeeping of large property and building
maintenance. Preferred skills include tractor maintenance,
carpentry, drywall, painting, etc. Importantly, looking for the
person with a "can do" attitude and great organizational and
communication skills. The caretaker will need to have your own
truck or SUV. Excellent references and background check required.
Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience. If
you believe that your skills, attitude and character fit the
position, please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


Where Monkeys Roar From Mountaintops - a Profile of Chris
Interests: Being a sculptor. See: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Quote: "True art makes the divine silence in the soul break into
applause." Hafiz

Chris Isner with his English/Spanish dictionary

	I was caretaking a hillside property in Los Angeles when the
owner unexpectedly decided to return home early, and I needed to
find a new place, quickly. What to do? I Googled "caretaker
positions" and discovered The Caretaker Gazette, of course! I
immediately subscribed to the Gazette and then read this
Help-Wanted ad in my first issue online, and responded to it


A BAMBOO HOUSE is available for you in the mountains of Costa
Rica, on nine acres, secluded with a 10 foot waterfall on the
property. We need long-term caretakers, with minimal duties. We
have many fruit trees, no electricity currently - but it is
coming soon, a gravity water system, and composting toilet. We
are 20 minutes from Dominical Beach and surfing. The caretaker
must be reliable and responsible and be a sustainable lifestyle
type. Please email for pictures at ...

	My initial email message led to a phone call with the property
owner. We chatted a while, I outlined my experience and skill
set, and we agreed that it would be perfect for me. So, within
just a few hours I had secured a position and booked a flight to
Costa Rica. Three days later I was living in paradise.
	The property was an organic farm of sorts in the pristine
Tinamastes Valley between the inland city of San Isidro de
General and the coastal surfing town, Dominical. Located on Costa
Rica's amazingly beautiful Central Pacific coastline, the small
village of Dominical is a surfer's paradise where waves can reach
over 10 feet high. An experienced surfer's beach, Dominical lies
some 40 kilometers south of Playa de Jaco in Puntarenas province.
Attracting surfers not only from across the country, but from all
over the world, Dominical is a great place to lie back and enjoy
the various activities and water sports found around here.
	There was a funky bamboo house built by the owner, but I lodged
in a derelict old RV in the jungle that I shared with a couple of
giant geckos that sang like birds at night. While the house was
connected to the electric and water mains, my light was a lantern
and my shower was a waterfall. The Swiss commune that was up the
road has water rights to the potable freshwater springs but they
allow the community free access. 
	Life was good. The owner of the property worked back in the US
half the year and there really wasn't all that much to do. I
worked on a few projects - plastic tarp greenhouses, mulch
rotation, bamboo harvesting - and I did some gardening, but the
heavy work of incessant weed-whacking and orchard pruning was
done by a local guy. More than anything I was there for security,
just a presence lest the property be ransacked. While far safer
than anyplace in the United States, there does seem to be a
peculiar attitude towards thievery in Costa Rica. Maybe it's
assumed that those who don't utilize and secure their property
have too much to know what to do with, so people feel justified
in sharing it. Who knows? But it is a good idea to keep
belongings secured at all times.
	There is nothing like walking down a red dirt road with a
machete on your hip and thirty pounds of bananas on your shoulder
while thunder rumbles and monkeys roar from the mountaintops! I
fell in love with the place. I could literally spend entire days
watching amazing birds, bugs and lizards, cooking amazing foods
in the outdoor kitchen, beefing up my less-than-amazing Espanol
with my English/Spanish dictionary, and brewing awesomely amazing
local coffee. I grew zucchini the size of my thigh and hung bags
of produce on the fence every few days for my next door
neighbors, who in turn left me fresh milk and eggs and homemade
cheese. I carved a bunch of Virgin Mary gourds and left them on
the neighbor ladies' porches. I made friends on the thirty-minute
bus rides to and from the beach.
	Noni juice is had by letting the fruit rot in the sun in a water
jug, and then pouring out the liquid that collects at the bottom.
I would take a shot of that foul juice every morning as there is
just nothing better for you, but it's definitely one of the most
gruesome things I've ever tasted. Whoever said that the nectar of
the gods is sweet was a romantic fool. Fruits from the peach palm
(pejibaye), on the other hand, are lovely when boiled, with a
bean-like consistency, delicious with a bit of salt and chili
sauce. Harvesting them, however, requires caution. The palm
trunks bristle with needle-sharp, four-inch spines, like a giant
cactus, and punctures from those spines never stop itching.

Here was Chris's Funky Paradise in the Tinamastes Valley

Chris getting ready to surf Dominical

	Oh, right, itching! I did a lot of that. Mosquitos weren't
really a problem but the jaquistas were murder. These are tiny
little biters that fly around in swarms and you can barely see
them or feel them biting. But at night those little bites become
a maddening, inflamed fire. Sitting by the creek one day,
scratching madly, I was playing with a little lump of red clay
and remembered that calamine lotion worked on my childhood poison
oak rashes by drying them out. I had a Eureka moment and
immediately stripped and slathered myself with a full-body clay
mask. The results were almost instantaneous, no more itch! And I
noticed that the clay kept the bugs away as well. With daily clay
masks, my skin became gorgeous. But I soon found that there is a
plant that works much better. Jackass bitters AKA tres puntas,
botanical name Neurolaena lobata, is a common weed in Costa Rica
and making a tea from those bitter leaves was excellent insect
repellent, even works great sprayed in the garden as an
insecticide and fungicide. Drinking the tea prevents parasitic
infection of all sorts as well as having many other medicinal
	A mile up the dirt road from the farm is the little village of
Tumbas, named for the many ancient tombs in the valley, often
unearthed when someone digs a hole for a septic tank. Apparently
this valley was quite sacred to the indigenous people. The
village is on a gravel road running down the mountain from
Tinamastes with just a church, a schoolhouse, and about a dozen
houses, and further down the road is the path up to the
incredible six-hundred foot Diamanté Falls. Located near
the mountain town of Tinamastes, Diamanté, at 200 meters
in height, is Costa Rica's biggest waterfall. Above that majestic
waterfall is a huge overhang cave with its own twin one-hundred
foot waterfalls cascading down in front of the opening. This is a
privately owned reserve and the cave is fitted out with beds, a
kitchen and full bathroom facilities. Staying the night in that
cave was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
	But this is the jungle and during the arduous hike up to
Diamanté Falls, I was viciously attacked by a wild
tolomuco! (Imagine a giant black weasel the size of a dog.) I
froze in my tracks as it came charging at me out of the jungle,
fangs slavering, beady eyes filled with demonic malevolence! But
for some reason it veered off at the last minute and disappeared
through the trees. My Tico friend, Miguel, who was with me
laughed uproariously when he saw the look on my face and
explained that tolomucos are very smart and playful, making good
pets, and that I startled it as much as it startled me. Senor
Tolomuco was probably telling his friends about the crazy gringo
who attacked him! As I replayed the scene in my head, he did
indeed seem much more like a playful, grinning land otter loping
by than some bloodthirsty beast intent on tearing me limb from
	Back in Tumbas, one enterprising lady cut a hole in her living
room wall and opened a roadside convenience store. She had a
rather pathetic marker-scrawled cardboard sign hung on her fence
and I thought it only fitting that the only business in town
should have a real sign, so I carved and painted a beautiful one
for her on a wavy plank of cedar: PULPERIA Los CIPRESES. She was
ecstatic and refused my refusal of store discounts. 
	Word got around. Everyone in town knew who I was and smiled at
me after that. I never even had to stick my thumb out when
walking up the steep mountain incline to the highway bus stop,
people would just stop and pick me up. The shopkeeper tried for
months to set me up with the schoolteacher. The schoolteacher put
me in touch with the owner of an adventure tour company who
offered to show me some waterfalls. I thought it curious on the
hike up that I had to get buckled into a harness....and then all
of the sudden I was rappelling down sheer waterfall cliffs! I met
all sorts of wonderful people, saw all sorts of incredible
	Anyway, that's how you get by and make friends in foreign
countries: give of yourself and don't be shy. If anyone has a
hankering to live in the tropics, I'd highly recommend Costa
Rica. There are cheaper places, but Costa Rica is largely free of
the crime, corruption and crushing poverty endemic to so many
other Latin American countries. It is a functioning democracy and
Ticos take great pride in it. You just don't see piles of garbage
everywhere and the police won't rob you. For single caretaker
men, most of the male residents of San Isidro de General live and
work in either the capitol, San Jose, or in the US, so there are
six women for every man in that city, just FYI. 
             Thank you so much, Gary Dunn, for your top-notch
service. Guess where I'm going to retire!

Chris used this waterfall for his shower


for the summer 2018. The property is located on a semi-remote
island in Salem Sound, four miles from Salem, MA. Duties include
property maintenance, carpentry, mowing, greeting day-time
visitors and assisting with overnight stays at the Assistant
Keeper house. Handyman skills required. Familiarity with ocean
boating necessary. Lodging is provided in the spacious Keeper
House. Workboat for trips to mainland included. Please visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Interested parties should email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX stating qualifications and experience.
Please include your resume, if available.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX resident buildings and grounds caretaker
needed by the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Framingham, MA. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is the oldest and largest Protestant
denomination in the Commonwealth. We provide resources, services
and mission opportunities for local churches throughout the
state. We own a 114-acre parcel of land in Framingham composed of
woods, maintained fields and lawns. The buildings onsite consist
of an office building, a meeting facility, two residences, a
youth building and several smaller outbuildings used by our
summer day camp. The caretaker will be responsible for routine
custodial and maintenance work including, but not limited to:
maintaining vehicles, buildings, equipment and grounds; midweek
cleaning and restocking of restrooms as needed; meeting room set
up and breakdown. The job also includes welcoming of guests and
general hospitality. The caretaker must be self-motivated, very
responsible, dependable, flexible and willing and able to work
independently. Must communicate and work well with others and be
friendly and welcoming to guests. Must be adept at basic
carpentry, painting, equipment repair and basic plumbing. The job
requires a valid driver's license, neat appearance and good
hygiene. Must be capable of lifting 75 pounds safely and
independently, have the ability to climb a ladder up to
twenty-five feet high, operate a dump truck, snow blower,
snowplow and sander, and have excellent hand-eye coordination and
the ability to safely use hand power tools and equipment. The
caretaker will be provided with a three-room apartment in a
classic, charming retreat house in exchange for 936 hours of work
per year (18 hours per week, on average). The resident has use of
the commercial kitchen with the understanding that its primary
purpose is for providing food service to retreat center guests.
Utilities, wireless internet, washer and dryer are included. If
you are interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further
information. Thank you!


CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in Wayzata, MN. The owners of a multi
home estate on Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, Minnesota are seeking
a live-in caretaker couple. Responsibilities will include
building and grounds maintenance, automobile and boat care,
miscellaneous errands and driving, gardening, housekeeping, and
limited food service. Candidates should be physically fit,
outgoing with the background and experience. One job is full-time
in the summer season and part-time the balance of the year and
the other job is part-time all year. A competitive salary plus a
nice home on the property will be provided for the right couple.
Please send your cover letter, resumes, and photos to

We are looking for a bright, talented, self-motivated management
person for our apartment complex to maintain the building. The
position is hands-on and involves performing the tasks listed
below. The 12 unit apartment complex is owned and managed by
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, which owns several other manufactured home
communities and rental properties in Minnesota. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX headquarters is located in Stillwater, MN.
The right candidate will be friendly, professional and have
excellent customer service skills. Must be computer-literate, and
be proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Strong verbal and
written skills are a must. The manager will be responsible for a
wide array of duties and tasks involved in overseeing the
community. These duties include, but are not limited to:
answering phones, emails and walk-ins regarding rental booking
and lease inquiries, customer service skills, apartment showings,
and leasing of apartments, maintenance, repairs, replacements,
and upkeep of property and rental units as needed, grounds
keeping, including snow removal and lawn maintenance, prepare,
review and execute leases with new and renewing residents,
collect rents, manage accounts receivable and billing on our
rental software, staffing the office and office administration,
process resident inquiries and complaints - enforcing community
living standards, maintain an update leases and rental contracts,
organize, assist (and lead) with miscellaneous projects and
developments. Compensation for this position is use of an
apartment located in the complex. There is also financial
compensation which will commensurate with experience. Please send


NEEDED: Full-time, long-term, motivated groundskeeper caretaker,
maintenance person in Chadron, Nebraska.
Horticultural/agricultural and related general equipment
operation and maintenance necessary. Good communication skills
and computer knowledge a must. Clean MVR and able to pass a
thorough background check. Excellent wages and benefits provided.
Nice housing available. Please send your resume with references
with salary history and compensation expectation to


Winnipesaukee, a beautiful lakeside estate with wooded, natural,
and well-maintained grounds looking for a well-qualified,
experienced caretaker. Must have extensive knowledge of: building
maintenance including opening and closing seasonal cottages;
equipment usage and maintenance; landscaping skills with
experience of lawn care and sprinkler operation; and handyman
skills. Must be self-motivated, hardworking, enjoy working alone,
working outdoors in all seasons, and must take pride in every
aspect of their work while working independently and with
direction from the owner. This position entails daily work,
supervision and security of the property and its buildings.
Salary, housing, and other benefits are included. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

CARETAKER NEEDED for a property located one hour from Concord, NH
and one hour from North Conway, NH. It's a beautiful lakeside
estate with wooded, natural, and well maintained grounds. Looking
for a well-qualified caretaker. Must have extensive knowledge of
building maintenance, equipment usage and maintenance,
landscaping skills, and handyman skills. Must be self-motivated,
hardworking, enjoy working alone, working outdoors in all
seasons, and must take pride in every aspect of their work while
working independently and with direction from the owner. This
position entails daily work and supervision of the property and
its 10+ buildings. Salary, housing, and other benefits are
included. Well qualified candidates can email a resume to


SEEKING A SKILLED PERSON to look after a special home on a
picturesque farm in Northwest New Jersey. The property features a
historically-restored main house, barns, pool, and a pond. This
could be live-in or offsite, if available several times a week.
The right person will have experience in property management,
simple repairs, and appreciate cows and art. Light farming
includes regular feeding of the cows. The family lives nearby but
no longer uses the home as a primary residence, coming many
extended weekends in the summer and occasionally other times.
Salary negotiable, dependent on skills, experience, and
flexibility with home use. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if

BASKING RIDGE AREA - Housesitter needed for the last two months
of this year: November and December, to look after three dogs,
two cats, seven goldfish, and our garden. You will be responsible
for feeding our animals, and watering the indoor plants, no
exercise required for the pets. Our pets are very well-behaved,
so you should have no problems with them. We would prefer a
live-in housesitter, but will also consider twice daily visits to
our home for feeding/watering duties from any local applicants.
Please email why you would be interested in housesitting and
taking care of our pets, and provide at least three checkable
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

for a furnished studio apartment. All utilities, cable TV,
internet and air conditioning included. This apartment is
suitable for one person only. Must have experience with horses
and references. This is a small horse farm, not a commercial
barn. Duties would be feeding twice daily, turnout, cleaning
stalls and paddocks, and keeping the barn neat and clean. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply for this position. Thanks.


FULL-TIME LAKESHORE CARETAKER needed for a private camp in Bolton
Landing, New York and a private home in New Jersey. This is a
very long-term position. Applicants should have experience in all
phases of care, light meals prep, and grounds maintenance.
Operation of basic equipment required. A mature male is
preferred. Boat, and automobile operation is essential. A private
three room cottage, boat, car, food and small stipend will be
provided. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


WILDERNESS SANCTUARY. Long-term couple wanted for a lovely cabin,
plus stipend. Enchanted New Mexico river-canyon botanical
eco-refuge needing maintenance, homestead assistance,
woodcutting. Producing herbalist magazine with solar power. To
learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE POSITION available in the beautiful Sacramento
Mountains, in Mayhill, NM. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near
beautiful Cloudcroft, New Mexico, is seeking applications for a
couple to be a cook, caretaker, groundskeeper and manager. The
position begins January 1, 2018. Housing will be provided along
with salary and utilities (except for private phone), plus meals
during events. The couple will live on site year-round in a four
bedroom mobile home. The area has an excellent school system with
bus pick-up next to the campground. A small truck and some tools
are provided for campgrounds work. Please send a letter of

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in northeast New Mexico is looking for a
full-time or part-time (minimum 20 hours) volunteer camp host,
with their own RV. Duties include visitor assistance in
campground, routine cleaning of 20 campsites and restocking of
two pit toilets. This job requires that some routine maintenance
and improvement work be completed throughout the campground.
Other duties include educating visitors on park rules and
regulations, responding to all questions from the public, and
assist permanent seasonal staff on the weekends. This volunteer
position does include a USACE campsite with water, sewage and
electric. This campsite also has a 45' L x 12' W concrete pad for
large RV's and campers. The campsite continues to be improved
upon so that Conchas Dam can attract very talented volunteers who
have a passion for the USACE mission and enjoy the outdoors.
Please apply online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a small ranch in southwestern New Mexico.
Starting immediately, seeking a caretaker couple, with their own
RV, to care for our remote, Gila River property. Situated
approximately 45 miles southwest of the Gila Wilderness, on the
Gila River, this opportunity is for a healthy couple who love the
outdoors and have a desire to live in a high desert riparian
environment. In exchange, we supply an RV pad, electricity,
water, and septic hookup. A four-wheel drive vehicle is often
necessary. An additional stipend of $300 may be available. There
is an old settler cabin that could be rehabilitated. This is
considered a long-term situation. The caretakers must enjoy
solitude and wildlife, since the nearest town is 45 minutes away,
the nearest neighbor is three miles away, and the nearest Walmart
is over 80 miles away. The road ends at our gate. Must be
responsible with good decision-making skills, be clean,
meticulous, and organized, handy with general maintenance and
small carpentry skills, and be a consistent presence on the
property. Responsibilities will include: home and property
maintenance, monitor, repair, and improve home and outbuildings,
maintain watering system and protect from freezing, fence
mending, and general security of property. Mechanical and
carpentry skills would be a wonderful plus. This situation is
available for an indefinite period of time. Please respond with a
detailed letter/resume, and your picture to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I will respond with more detailed information. Thank you.


A 70 ACRE FRUIT FARM IN UPSTATE NY is looking for an experienced
Take Charge person/couple to maintain it. A valid driver's
license is required. Will need the ability to perform all duties
- pruning, driving tractor, mowing, spraying and picking etc.
Free housing plus salary provided. References required. Please

Beach. The highly honored XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX stays open year
round, however, much of my time is spent off the property from
September - Memorial Day. Each year we engage six to seven
caretakers who are provided housing including all utilities,
Wi-Fi, and cable TV in exchange for 20 - 30 hours of work (hours
are contingent upon skill sets). In many cases the work is not
intensive. We need at least one staff member on the property 24
hours a day in case of emergency, and take turns answering the
phones overnight. There is no salary. There is the possibility of
this becoming a year-round position. Most importantly, we need
someone whose capabilities include front office, (processing
credit cards, answering the phones, etc.) and able to work
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Someone who can do housekeeping,
and someone who can help with maintenance upgrades. We only keep
one building with 14 rooms open (and do not have many guests)
from September - April. However we want to maintain the property
and keep it as neat, clean and safe as possible. If this is
something you are interested in, or know someone who may be,
please provide the following: a resume, references from a past
employer, landlord (if applicable) and a personal reference.
Please also provide your residences for the past three years.
Absolutely no smoking, and no pets on the property. Please email

looking for an individual or couple for a live-in opportunity. We
are looking for individuals who are committed, loving and
responsible caretakers who understand the importance and
responsibility of caring for living animals. Other
responsibilities include some property maintenance of the grounds
and equipment, keeping the facility clean and transportation when
necessary. We are looking for individuals who speak fluent
English, are of legal status and have a clean and current
driver's license and are willing to use their own car. Salary
includes all paid basic living expenses plus a stipend. All
interested applicants please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

shore. Ditch the commute - live where you work! This opportunity
offers an ideal job share arrangement for a couple to take total
care of a property on the North Shore of Long Island. A great
package is on offer including a beautiful three bedroom house on
the beach for the duration of the employment. A combined salary
of up to $100,000 per annum, with paid health and dental
insurance, approximately 10% of salary additional contribution to
a defined contribution retirement plan, above-mentioned housing
and most utilities included. Vacation will start at two weeks per
year for the first five years, and must be scheduled with
employers in advance. The outgoing couple are retiring after ten
successful years. Flexibility, attention to detail,
organizational skills, and a can-do attitude are essential. Hours
can be unpredictable but are generally normal working hours. Some
overnight travel or weekend and week-night presence may be
necessary as well as covering for employees at other properties
on occasion. The job does offer reasonable leeway to arrange your
own schedule. Duties will involve supervising local employee(s)
as well as supervising and obtaining outside contractors and
service people when needed, and therefore Candidate(s) must be
capable of identifying appropriate vendors, negotiating with
them, processing bids, summarizing findings for principals, bill
paying, and checking for billing accuracy (basic computer
literacy is a must). Candidate(s) should themselves possess the
ability to perform small-scale construction, repair projects,
painting, yardwork/grounds maintenance, landscaping, and house
cleaning and washing. Candidate(s) must have experience in
plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and HVAC. Must be comfortable
and experienced with hand and power tools and able to operate
them safely. Other expected responsibilities include, but are not
limited to: monitoring and arranging for maintenance of the
generator, pumps, air handlers, etc.; time keeping duties;
ongoing professional development and appraisals for yourself and
others; maintenance of an indoor heated pool plus hot tub and
sauna; upkeep of several vehicles and a 17ft motorboat (gas, oil
changes, vehicle inspections as necessary, cleaning, towing);
snow removal; lawn-mowing and other care; seasonal and holiday
preparation; readying the guest house when guests are expected;
occasional grocery shopping/household provisioning; pet care for
cats or dogs in owners' absence (potentially mornings, evenings
and/or weekends); emergency response and preparedness. All
applicants must have a valid clean driver's license and be
available for driving people and items when required; CDL
certification a plus. The job does require Candidate(s) to
perform physical labor at times. Candidates will be required to
pass a background check and physical. Housing and workplace are
smoke free zones. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSEKEEPER preferably with experience to
join our team for the summer season starting at the beginning of
October. A wage rate of $15.75 per hour is offered or more
subject to experience. Cottage accommodation is provided at
$75.00 per week. Work 30-50 hours per week over five to six days
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is an iconic 72 room NZ high country lodge
on the shores of Lake Ohau in the Southern Alps. We are a medium
to large wilderness lodge catering for tours, functions and
cyclists over summer and skiers and snowboarders over winter.
Lake Ohau is a family run business owned by Mike and Louise who
have been here for 35 years. It is unique in its style and we
pride ourselves on our hospitality and amazing food. We are
seemingly remote but in a beautiful location so these positions
will suit someone who enjoys the outdoors and working in a fun
and happy environment. If your R&R pleasures include bush and
mountain walking/tramping, rock climbing, fishing, and mountain
biking this may be for you. If you are interested in applying for
this position please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


New Franklin, OH for an open position beginning in 2018. Seeking
a responsible, self-motivated, hard-working couple to live in and
care for a beautiful 20-room Tudor mansion and grounds used as a
wedding and meeting venue. The 5.8-acre property sits adjacent to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Must be able to perform minor home repairs
and maintenance of the house, grounds, and equipment. Impeccable
cleaning and upkeep of the home's interior is required. Caretaker
must be present at facility rentals to provide access to rental
parties. Free rent and utilities in lieu of salary. No children,
no pets. Please send your resume and include professional
references to the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No phone calls, please. 


HOUSESITTER NEEDED from December 15th, 2017 to January 15th, 2018
for our three-bedroom home in the Oklahoma City area. We need a
dog-lover to look after our two cute Poodles, who need cuddles
(and food), and to be walked twice each day. Our home is very
close to the I40, and just 20 minutes by car to the city. A large
park is a short walk away, along with walking trails and tennis
courts. You must keep our house in good shape while we are away,
because we expect it to be the same when we return. If you are
interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WANTED: A mature and dependable worker with experience in
landscape care and property maintenance for a residence in
northern Willamette Valley. Must provide work references in
caring for conifers and deciduous trees, shrubs and bamboo. There
is no lawn or vegetable garden. In exchange for twenty hours of
work a week, a small comfortably furnished studio apartment with
private bath is provided and required as residence. It is
suitable only for a single person. Please reply with at least two
work references and a possible starting date to


CARETAKER WANTED for a permanent position to maintain a 10 acre
estate in eastern Pennsylvania. Duties include lawn mowing, weed
wacking, leaf cleanup, and building maintenance. Compensation is
to live rent-free in a 1,000 sq. ft. apartment, including
utilities. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER needed to start ASAP for a large house and
property in the Delaware Water Gap area. Part-time housekeeping
and property maintenance duties in exchange for free rent and
utilities in a three bedroom house with two garages located on
the property with scenic views of the Kittatinny Mountains. Extra
paid work on the premises might be requested on occasion, as well
as supervision of film or video crews when the property is rented
as a photo shoot location. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

(knowledge of the Main Line) with five years plus experience
leading comprehensive household operations. Ability to provide
quality care in all regards and proactively anticipate needs of
principal. Offer an impeccable work ethic with patience, honesty,
and discretion. Ability to carry out directions and communicate
professionally. Ability to work, manage and coordinate multiple
tasks. Negotiate and manage all service contracts, supervise
work, review invoices for all outside service providers including
screening and overseeing outside vendors, contractors,
construction projects and landscaping. Keeping inventory and
management of the outside home. Schedule of yearly maintenance
programs (i.e. AC, heater). Understand, control, maintain and
make adjustments of all mechanical and electronic systems (i.e.
TVs, Wi-Fi, Networks, satellites, IT, and stereo). Attending to
minor maintenance issues. Ensure all areas are clean, maintained
always and report any issues immediately. Special projects as
needed. Send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Residence. This is a year round opportunity to work as a live-in
couple to manage a Narragansett, RI estate. This position is
full-time. Prefer a mature, energetic couple who are seeking a
long-term position. The ideal candidates are flexible,
dependable, team players, hardworking and efficient. Duties
include housekeeping, laundry, cooking, pool maintenance, light
maintenance, light gardening, errand running, chauffeuring and
vehicle care. Accommodations in a private, furnished guest house
on the premises are available for two adults with paid utilities,
salary, paid time off, 401K retirement plan and partial medical
coverage. An automobile will be available for use in meeting the
work responsibilities. Only non-smokers need apply. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Berwickshire, a lieutenancy area and
historic county in the Scottish Borders. We are looking for a
couple, ideally retired but still active, to caretake our family
home set in the Borders countryside. Family visits will be up to
three months per year; part-time duties will include house
cleaning, managing security and maintenance visits, gardening and
occasional driving as well as other housekeeping duties,
including laundry and ironing. The couple should be flexible on
hours, non-smokers, and one to hold a clean driving license.
Accommodation will be in a one bedroom flat in the wing of the
house. Please apply with your resume and motivation to


FREE RENT AVAILABLE in Kadoka, in Jackson County, South Dakota.
Looking for a handy person with carpentry skills for an apartment
rehab. Free rent in a furnished two bedroom/one bathroom unit,
and wage provided for maintenance and caretaker work. No smoking
allowed. Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


A CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN, TN B&B is seeking live-in Innkeeper(s)! We
are the proud new owners of the historic XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, TN
where TN, KY, and VA meet. The Inn is located inside the
beautiful Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. This is a new
and exciting adventure for us (no prior experience running an
Inn!), and we are looking for a team player who can help us
realize the Inn's full potential. The Inn is a well-established
and successful operation, but we know that it is capable of so
much more. If you are possibly interested in relocating to our
beautiful area, only 90 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
We are eager to hear from you!

FULL-TIME MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for a beautiful
cabin/motel/restaurant facility located in the Cherokee National
Forest of Southeastern Tennessee. This is a live-in position that
requires food service experience. This position is available
immediately. The successful candidate will also be responsible
for light maintenance, housekeeping, groundskeeping and guest
services. Lodging is provided, as well as a weekly salary. This
is an ideal position for someone with good time-management
skills. No pets are permitted, and reliable transportation is
required. For additional information, please visit our website at


NEED AN EXPERIENCED RANCH CARETAKER to live and work on a remote,
scenic ranch in Concho County, Texas. We gather our cattle with a
feed wagon - not horses. Must be non-smoking, non-doping or heavy
drinking, and a mature family man. Equipment operator a plus. The
ranch will furnish a nice, three bedroom/two bathroom house,
salary, utilities, insurance, work truck and pasture for a few
horses if needed. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME COUPLE NEEDED for caretakers of a ranch located outside
of Eagle Pass, TX. Duties to include watering routes, feed
cattle, fill corn/protein feeders, maintain fences, tractor work
(small and large equipment) and maintenance detailed by ranch
guidelines and instructions. Experience with heavy machinery
needed. Housekeeping, yard work and weekend assistance with
cooking and cleaning. Background check required. Personal
reliable transportation required for off ranch errands and
supplies runs (paid mileage). Includes furnished mobile home,
utilities and DirecTV. The ranch is located 15 miles from Eagle
Pass and an additional seven miles travel from Highway 57.
Unfortunately, facilities are not favorable for children. Reports
of weekly activities to be issued by email, therefore, some basic
computer skills are necessary. Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more information.

ESTATE MANAGER needed for a Houston Estate, with a starting
salary of $100,000+. A different position is for a Personal
Assistant/Cook in Austin, paying $60,000+. For more details and
to apply, please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and fill out this
Agency's application form.

WE ARE IN NEED OF A SECOND PERSON on our north Texas private
ranch. We need someone with experience working as a live-in ranch
caretaker, loper, or groom. Must know how to recognize sick and
injured animals that include, horses, cattle, dogs, and cats.
Must be a proficient equestrian which includes handling foals and
show experience. Female preferred, but not a deal breaker, as you
will be traveling to some horse shows. Ideally your riding skills
need to include, but not necessarily all, western pleasure,
cutting, and reining, as we have a little of everything. You also
should be able to ride in a smaller saddle, i.e. 14 to 15 inch
seat. Other duties include cleaning stalls, corrals, kennels,
indoor cat areas, feeding, doctoring, checking cattle, etc. You
must be able to operate a standard transmission and tractor.
Please do not apply if you do not have a handful of years of
experience working for other than family owned ranches. We supply
a one bedroom apartment, satellite, and salary. Please no dogs,
as we have plenty, other pets considered. Please email your

COUPLE WANTED for ranch work, house and yard upkeep in Kimble
County, Texas. House and ranch truck provided. Please fax your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed. An executive couple with two
homes in Park City, UT seeks an experienced live-on Household
Management Couple to oversee a large residence and guest condo.
The ideal candidates will have past experience caring for a fine
home and have strong management and administrative skills. The
homes are high tech and the couple must be comfortable with
Crestron, modern audio visual systems, and network devices. The
couple will be responsible for year-round care of the properties;
providing personal support to the principals, family members, and
guests; caring for the family dog; and managing household staff,
contractors, and vendors. The couple will coordinate up to a
dozen dinner parties annually and will be required to serve.
Additional duties include: construction project management,
expense reports, household budgets and bill payment, plant and
flower care, errands, inventory/restocking, and chauffeuring. The
principals are generally in residence three months annually,
December through March. During this time, the schedule is six to
seven days weekly. During the off-season, the schedule is Monday
through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (no evenings, holidays or
weekends). Competitive compensation package offered, with private
live-on accommodations, relocation assistance, and benefits
package available. Please apply for position XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(please fill out one application per person). There is a flexible
start date. Qualified applicants will be contacted.

A HOUSESITTING POSITION is available in suburban Salt Lake City
from Thanksgiving until around January 1 2018, while the owners
are out of the country. We have a large, five bedroom, fully
furnished house with all amenities in an upscale neighborhood,
near schools and shopping centers, and close to the I-15. Very
light duties are expected and include watering the plants, taking
care of the yard and communicating with the owners via email, or
by cell phone if any emergencies develop. Dog care will also be
required. If interested, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Please include references and your past housesitting experience.
Thank you.

RANCH CARETAKERS needed to care for all aspects of a 1,300+ acre
high country southern Utah ranch. Looking for an honest,
hard-working, responsible, organized, married couple (active
retired a plus) who will respect our property and equipment. Must
live on site. A perfect two bedroom 2nd story apartment will be
provided, including all utilities. Must have mechanical ability
and knowledge of operating ranch equipment. Lease cattle on
property during summer months. Must be willing to maintain
grounds (including landscaping/lawns), keep up fences and make
repairs to buildings as necessary, care for horses, chickens,
dogs, etc. Ranch experience required. Caretakers will need a
valid driver's license with a good driving record. We will do a
background check. Smoking, drinking and drugs are prohibited.
Please contact Jim at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX before sending your
cover letter with resume to Jim's email address at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applicants will be required to supply
references and provide a copy of a valid driver's license for a
motor vehicle report prior to hiring.


HOUSESIT a furnished mountain cabin, with modern appliances,
located one hour from Washington, D.C. Care for a cat, during two
plus winter months. A mature, male, grad student is preferred.
Must have outdoor savvy, and a 4-wheel-drive. For more details,

SEEKING AN ORGANIZED, ENERGETIC and customer oriented individual
or couple to act as Innkeeper(s) for an expanding Virginia Inn
that reaches a varied audience from corporate to leisure guests. 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to cooking,
inventory management, shopping, managing and scheduling staff,
marketing and social media, reservations, housekeeping, and
overall accountability to the owner. Must be team players and
understand the nuances of providing the best experience for all
guests and team members. This year-round position includes
off-site housing, health insurance, paid vacation and bonus for
the right candidate. Previous lodging experience is required and
compensation will be offered as appropriate. No smoking allowed,
and a vehicle is required. Please submit your resume, references
and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM HAND SOUGHT for a 20 acre natural horse farm on San Juan
Island, WA. A simple cabin will be provided. Please call

SEEKING A COUPLE to manage an 18 room lodge at Ashford, WA. This
is a full-time, live-in year round position. The ideal couple
candidate has hotel experience, excellent guest service and
communication skills, enjoys guest interaction and hospitality,
has excellent computer skills, honest, self-motivated, energetic,
organized, can multi-task and is ready and willing to perform
other related tasks as needed. Duties include, but are not
limited to being responsible for day-to-day operations including
reservations (phone and online), guest check-in, housekeeping,
making simple breakfast for guest and property oversight
answering phones and interacting with guests and employees. Other
duties include conflict resolution, managing housekeepers,
ordering supplies, training and being able to help
identify/support maintenance issues. We value both teamwork and
individuality and as such the contributions of our staff matter.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HORSE RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at a small horse ranch located on
the west side of the Cascade Mountains, in Southwest Washington.
Our 200-acre ranch is rural with quick access to fishing,
hunting, lakes, rivers, hiking, trail riding, camping and other
outdoor activities, yet minutes to town and Interstate 5 to
Portland and Seattle. An individual or couple are welcome here.
On-site living with your animals is an option. Knowledge of
horses important. The caretaker will manage supplies for feeding,
equipment maintenance, fencing, and managing other labor as
needed. Key Responsibilities will include horse feeding, turnout,
stall cleaning, manure spreading, and arena grooming. Farm
maintenance will include fence (board, non-climb, and electric)
repairs and additions, field and lawn mowing, weed spraying,
pasture harrowing, yard work, out building repairs and additions,
painting, basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical. Equipment
maintenance will include two tractors, implements, lawnmower,
weed eaters, water pumps, pressure washer, paint sprayer ... etc.
Applicants under consideration must consent to background and
drug tests. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I AM LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for my mother, who lives in Shelton,
Washington. She has a historic house with 100 feet of beachfront
and has the entire upstairs of her house available for a live-in
caretaker. She needs help with her animals, chickens, and
gardening. She is diabetic and disabled but is able to take care
of her personal needs. However some care for her may be needed at
times or in the future. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN CARETAKER wanted for a 10 room Log Lodge and
vacation rental in the country, in Gold Bar, WA. Duties include
turnaround of the Lodge and rooms between groups. Being handy
helps or must be willing to learn some routine maintenance. Yard
work involves mowing the lawn with a riding mower, and weeding of
existing flower beds. A handy man who is also a spotless
housekeeper is whom we are looking for. Must be a quick study, a
motivated person who likes rural small town living. Looking for a
quiet person, friendly host, who likes gardening and prides in
keeping a spotless lodge inside and out for the guests. No pets
allowed due to our guests allergies. No drug use, and no smoking.
This is not the right situation for any one with kids. Will need
to undergo a background check. Please respond with written
details about yourself and why you feel you will be right for
this job. If you have dreamed of living in and caring for a home
in the country, here is your chance to do so. Please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for info about the vacation rental you will
be caring for. On site living with utilities paid plus a
paycheck. Please email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX only for initial
contact, since it's easier if I can read about the person first.

OUTRAGEOUS OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for the right couple/person!
Full-time caretaker wanted for a historic five acre farm on
Bainbridge Island, WA. Mechanical savvy required. Rent-free 500
sq. ft. apartment, along with a $800/month salary, large sunny
garden, abundant fruit trees, gorgeous view to the Olympic
mountains, great neighbors, 24/7 unconditional love from
watchdogs Ellie and Jack, and farm audio provided by eight sheep
and two donkeys. Experience with farm animals required. Extra
credit for applicants with a passion for the earth, ability to
"putter" with a smile and happy heart, those beyond "stuff", and
reformed vagabonds searching to drop anchor for a decade or so.
Enthusiastic applicants, please send your resume to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an off-grid wilderness retreat near Twisp,
WA seeks a joyful, energetic, environmentally conscious caretaker
couple. The job duties include cleaning, managing seasonal
structures (outdoor kitchen, event tent), gardening, irrigation,
mowing, clearing snow with a tractor and PTO snow-blower,
grooming ski trails with ATV, light bookkeeping and
correspondence. Requires good handyman skills for basic
maintenance, experience with solar power and snow a plus. A 4WD
pickup will be provided for business use. The schedule is
variable, ranging from five to 40 hours per week. Compensation
includes salary plus housing and utilities in a two-bedroom cabin
with wood heat (provided). Open to profit-sharing arrangements
for long-term help with marketing. Would like a minimum term of a
one year commitment. References required, please see
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information or contact

This full-time position is very demanding and a multi-tasker is
needed in order to perform at a high level day in and day out.
The primary focus is on exceeding guest expectations. Please only
apply is you have extensive social media skills that would
include; postings to all social media channels, publishing weekly
e-newsletter and developing exciting and creative videos. Other
key responsibilities include; stand-in Innkeeper, kitchen tasks,
breakfast service, culinary tasks and special event support. The
chosen candidate must be in super physical condition, love to
interact with people, love dogs and want to use this position as
a stepping stone to other professional pursuits. The compensation
package includes; $1,000 a month, off site one bedroom apartment
including all utilities and the benefits of living on San Juan
Island. Please pursue our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and if
this interests you and you are serious about moving to an island
please send a cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed in Wauwatosa. We are looking for an
on-site caretaker for a 24-unit apartment complex for families
near 124th and Burleigh in Wauwatosa. Must be adept at
landscaping, cleaning, minor repairs and tenant relations.
Previous experience required. Looking to fill this position
immediately. Compensation includes a two bedroom apartment,
utilities and excellent salary. Please mail your resume and
references to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Nature person seeking farmsitting, and/or housesitting in the
Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. A single female is looking for a
scenic mountain area. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Lively, active, mature, grounded, spiritually-inclined,
trustworthy, integrous couple looking for peace and tranquility
in a caretaking gig. We are following our dreams to live an
extraordinary, uncommon life. Jeff has basic knowledge of:
carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, solar, and energy
efficiency. Emily has experience with horses, dogs, and cats;
landscaping, hardscaping, and machine operation. We are both
animal and nature lovers. We are open to light: maintenance,
gardening, and pet and farm animal care. We are self-employed,
but are available for part-time duties. We have both owned homes.
We are geographically flexible; available internationally January
1, 2018. We can start now, and two to six months would be ideal.

Professional Dog Groomer seeks a cottage, house, or property to
caretake in the Placerville, California area as this is where my
dog grooming salon is located. Have professional experience with
animal care including horses and other farm animals. Trained in
dog obedience by affluent Bay Area dog trainer; can help with all
of your needs. Love to make yards beautiful and a green thumb
with gardening. Having been a live-in nanny for 2.5 years (young
child and teenager) and caring for a disabled brother gives me
the skills and special attention to the needs of others. I take
pride in my surroundings and will care for your property as
though it were my own. Open to areas outside of Placerville also
within 30 minutes of town. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced contractor, carpenter looking for a paid Caretaker
position in the northeastern US. I am an old fashioned (old
school) carpenter who can do it all. Experienced in everything
from buying and selling land to digging all the holes, working
with architects and government officials, building the
foundation, setting, building and trimming the house through to
the last ridge cap and shingle on the roof. A working knowledge
of electric, havoc, hydraulics, equipment repairs, pools, lawns,
flowers and shrubs. I have been a landlord for 30 years and have
maintained a number of income properties for myself and my
clients. I am a pet owner and have cared for and love animals of
all kinds. I am looking for a new challenge at this time. Please

Experienced caretakers will watch your property in or near
northern Idaho. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

55-year-old male smoke/drug free, good health, good
transportation. Looking for a salaried long-term caretaker
position. Willing to relocate. Experience includes 30 plus years
manufacturing (18 years supervision) 25 plus years roofing as
side work, 16 years caring for a local doctor's property. I'm
looking to break the manufacturing mold as I find the caretaker
type of work much more fulfilling. I look forward to hearing from
you to discuss what your short-term and long-term needs might be.

Older male, spry enough to still work as a hiking/rafting guide
in Alaska seeking temporary positions from November 1 - February
28. Very experienced living off grid, with livestock, farm work
and gardening. Would love a fun and beautiful place to spend time
and maybe get back into riding horses. References available.

Couple seeking a caretaker/manager position. Prefer Alaska or the
North West. Remote, no problem. Mechanic, maintenance/building,
animal experience. Generator maintenance, solar, and have own
tools. References available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, professional, responsible, alternative-minded couple
seeking a long-term caretaking position in the
Kamuela/Waimea/Honokaa/Hamakua Coast area of Big Island, Hawaii.
Already in Hawaii. Extensive garden, home maintenance, RE and
cat/dog/horse experience. Both property owners in the past. No
pets, children, cigarettes, drugs or alcohol. Own transport.
Excellent references available. Please contact

Enthusiastic, Self-Motivated, and Experienced ESL Teacher, with
B.A. degree and Teaching English as a Foreign Language
certification (TEFL) seeks a housesitting position in the Philly
Area. I have lived, worked, and traveled in the U.S. and in Asia
and Europe. My full resume and references are available upon
request. Please respond by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a Caretaker Position. I love gardening, which is my
life's work. My specialties are design, detail pruning and
cultivation of flowers and food. I adore and feel at home with
all types of animals. I have years of experience in oversight of
landscape and property maintenance. I take ownership and I am
very detail aware, I see the big picture. I will CARE for your
place. I work well with people. I require a private space to live
and work, some land to plant and plentiful water for the garden.
I am looking for a long-term commitment in central and northern
coastal California. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seasoned professional estate/house manager/Innkeeper position
sought. Can cook, clean, enjoy gardening and do not shy away from
physical labor. Excellent organizational skills with an eye for
details. Long-term intent with salary. Available immediately and
can relocate anywhere. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired "Jill of all Trades" available for a live-in
cook/housekeeper position with an older couple or single.
Graduated culinary school in 2012. Excellent references
available. Prefer New England. Please contact

Experienced Working Caretaker, proficient in all areas of home
renovation and repairs, grounds keeping and maintenance,
landscaping, gardening, tractor with loader and backhoe
operation, orchard care, animal care and beekeeping. Dock
building/installation and care, maintenance and small boat
operation (power and sail). Experienced with smart home systems
and security, and vendor/contractor liaising. Also former
professional Chef and experienced Private Chef, well-versed in
many cuisines and special dietary needs. Seeking salaried
caretaking and/or private chef position for long term (temporary
assignments possible). Willing and able to relocate to your home
or estate, and travel with principals if required. For complete
bio, resume and extensive, solid references, please contact

Two conscientious and quiet women in our 50s looking for a longer
term house/pet-sitting position in the San Diego area. We can do
gardening, housekeeping and pet care. We love animals and have
extensive experience caring for senior cats. Available December
2017 for the right situation. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Estate managerial couple seek employment as caretakers for
vacation and/or second home. Experienced with bed and breakfasts,
private estates and vacation villas. Looking to utilize our
property management skills with 30 years combined knowledge.
Verifiable references, current passports, clean driving records
and can pass background check. Please contact

Charlotte N.C. Needed from late December 2017 - November 2018.
Nursing transfer student from Florida in need of room and board
who allows a lab, in exchange for housesitting, pet sitting, etc.
I am an animal lover, I do have six labs I am having to leave
behind in Florida with my husband so I can come to NC to complete
my nursing final classes for my nursing degree. I am open to any
suggestions you may have. I even have a 38ft RV if land is
available to rent on property with well and septic. Please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you so much!

Oregon resident looking for long term caretaking work in Oregon
or Idaho. Able to do outdoor work and housekeeping. Clean and
neat. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Handyman looking for work with housing. Geographically flexible.
Services include: yard cleaning, carpentry, painting, tree
trimming, fence mending, some auto repair, landscaping, and
irrigation and plumbing. No smoking, no drinking, and no drugs.
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking formal training instructors.
Salaried live in/live out position available in Los Angeles.
You'll provide year round training for some of our top clients
and their staff. The position is salaried and you'd be required
to work when needed just as if you were working in a home with an
absentee employer. This is a great opportunity for couples who
know everything about formal living and what it takes to properly
train others to care for a 5 Star home with a formal family. If
you can train others to be the best domestic staff we'd like to
talk to you. Only qualified people who desire to teach others
need apply. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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