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THIS IS OUR 228th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 38, Number 6       

November/December 2020        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 29 states
and 15 countries
Caretaker Profile
Villa di Corliano – Livin’ the Villa Loca
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Helena, a suburb of Birmingham,
now through December 31, 2020. In addition to our three
bedroom/two bathroom home, we have beautiful gardens, so we are
looking for a housesitter to maintain both our house and gardens
while we are away. The climate of Helena is typical of the Deep
South. Our private house, including utilities, is offered to stay
in for free in exchange for about two hours a day of taking care
of our gardening needs. Our preference is for a single,
non-smoking person, who is financially secure since we are not
offering any compensation for this position. Last year, we
received many housesitter responses from our ad in The Caretaker
Gazette – but not from housesitters who are able to do our
gardening work. We would appreciate hearing from housesitters who
would also enjoy some of our landscaping work out in our
beautiful garden area. Must be a non-smoker/drinker, with no
pets, or children. Please email your interest and reasons for
wanting to take this housesitting assignment, let us know your
gardening background, and include your references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALASKA

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE at a fly in wilderness lodge that
borders the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge. The caretaker
position is from October 15, 2020 to May, 2021. The lodge is on
an ice free river, so Trout and Char fishing can be done all
winter, along with trapping and skiing. We are off the grid. We
provide: a heated caretaker cabin, food, fuel, internet and
salary. Please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
pictures and more info. Must be self-sufficient, healthy and
handy with small engines. Pets are welcome. Please send your
references and work related skills and experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WINTER CARETAKER NEEDED for a remote sport-fishing Lodge in the
Wood-Tikchik region of Southwestern Alaska. Qualifications:
-Hardworking, self-sufficient, positive attitude
-Safety minded and responsible
-Physically fit without underlying health issues 
-Mechanical experience with small engines, snow machines,
outboard motors, chain saws, etc.
-Snow machine and boating experience
-Chain saw / wood-splitting experience
-Prior off-the-grid/ remote living experience preferred
-Drug free
Needed now through May 2021. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for a complete job description and compensation info.

A REMOTE ISLAND needs a caretaker near Kodiak, AK. An old cannery
needs a caretaker to hangout and keep the vandals away. It’s a
good place to wait out the Covid pandemic. Applicants must be in
good physical health and condition. The hunting and fishing are
amazing (Halibut, Salmon and deer are plentiful here) and this is
the only private property on the island. Must be mechanically
inclined, chainsaw savvy, familiar with generators and small
engines. Pay is room and board only. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for the winter! A housesitting couple or
single needed for our 2,000 sq. ft. mountain home in Fairbanks
North Star Borough. Beautiful views, wildlife, privacy and quiet.
Dog lovers a must for our three dogs. We go south from
mid-December through early April. Need caring folks experienced
with home ownership/care, indoor plants, hot tub maintenance, and
heating with wood stoves and plowing the driveway. We have a
lovely home with a large master bedroom, and a huge kitchen.
House and all utilities paid in exchange for watching over our
home and taking care of our dogs. References and background check
required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA

WANTED: Caretaker for a small creative ranch outside of Tucson,
AZ. Work exchange for room/board. The individual must love
animals, be a peaceful person with no drama, non-smoker, and have
lite construction/ handyman experience. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH/FARM HAND/PROPERTY manager needed in Southern Arizona. A
beautiful ranch home with horses, cattle, sheep, chickens and
dogs is in need of a willing hand. The job entails feeding,
cleaning up after and maintaining the animals. Also will require
some property management, equipment maintenance skills and lots
of projects. Salary depends on experience. This is full-time 40
hours spread over five to six days/week. Must be flexible on
changing a weekly schedule and work well independently. A private
two bedroom residence will be provided. Please send information
on your skill set and experience. You can bring your own horse or
ride mine. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTHERN ARIZONA TOWN within the Coronado National Forest is
seeking a mature individual for full time caretaking. The
property is open four days/week for history, camping and fishing.
12 miles to nearest town. Lodging provided with water, solar, and
internet. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX References will be
needed.

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER, handyman (person), gardener,
resourceful, creative person for a private healing retreat
sanctuary in Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon, AZ. Work exchange for
living in a cozy, small trailer with outdoor covered patio,
garden, hammock area, yoga platform, and a fire pit/outdoor table
area. Must be reliable, have your own vehicle and cell phone.
Looking for a nature lover, someone who is healthy, kind to
themselves, our guests and animals, self-responsible, peaceful
lifestyle and with an aware Presence. Work exchange for
“Caretaker’s Cubby”, and additional hours will be paid.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hello, I have a new mailing address thanks to you. I received my
very first issue of the Gazette, responded to one of your ads,
and here I am - caretaking a property in Arizona. I don't want to
miss a single issue of your fine publication. And, thank you for
making this position available through the Gazette! Charles R. J,
Tucson, AZ

Charlie, glad to hear that you found a position so quickly! It
sounds like a good place to be. If you have time, please keep us
updated and let us know about your new life there. Sometimes it
takes new subscribers a few issues before they find a position
that suits them.

Hi Gary, we wanted you to know that we were very surprised at the
great responses we received to our Situations-Wanted ad in the
Gazette! We received such great emails and talked to such
wonderful people and now we’ve chosen to accept a very nice
position in Montana. Honestly, we couldn’t ask for a better
situation. Thank you, Helene and Mark S., Denver, CO

Hi Helene and Mark, congratulations on the new position - glad
to hear of it! It sounds like you’ve made some great contacts
with our property owners. Over the years, our Situations-Wanted
ads have helped hundreds of prospective caretakers and
housesitters find positions. Good luck and enjoy Montana.

Dear Gary, we had the opportunity to have an interview with one
of The Caretaker Gazette landowner advertisers last year. We
received a generous offer but in the end decided not to take the
position because of family obligations. We are back and ready to
pursue a caretaking position again this year. In our experience,
your tagline, # 1 Source for Caretaking Opportunities” is true!
Hank P., Bellingham, WA

Dear Hank, thanks for your kind words about the Gazette, and
we wish you the best on your next caretaker interview. We hope
your family situation is better and you can again take advantage
of our caretaker ads.

Greetings Gary and Staff! I have received at least one dozen
replies to date in response to my Help Wanted ad that ran in your
Gazette. The property is remote and off-grid so the caretaker
position wouldn’t suit everyone but these applicants that came
through your publication look very good! In the past we’ve had
a hard time finding someone to come up here but you and the
Gazette have just solved that problem. Thank you from all of us.
Sandra B., Montecito, CA

Sandra, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We have
some excellent, well-qualified subscribers who can bring their
experience to help you with your beautiful property. I’m glad
you’ve had such a good response to your Gazette ad. 

Hi Gary, as you’ll notice our address has changed. We are now
full-time property caretakers thanks to the Situations-Wanted ad
we ran in your publication. We want to thank you for all you
continue to do for those of us who have chosen the caretaker
lifestyle. Keep up the good work! Also, if we can, we’d like to
tell your subscribers who are still looking for a rewarding
career as a caretaker to keep looking and the right opportunity
with the right people in the right place is out there. You are
still the best resource in the caretaking field! Best wishes to
you and your family. Ronald and Melanie L., Putney, VT

Hi Ron and Melanie, thanks for updating your contact
information and congratulations on your new caretaking position.
For privacy reasons, not all property owners run Help Wanted ads
in the Gazette but choose to find caretakers/housesitters via our
Situations Wanted ads. All of us here appreciate your kind words
and your advice and encouragement to our subscribers. Best of
luck to 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,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
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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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ARKANSAS

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Host needed in Clarksville, AR.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is situated along the Mulberry River and the
picturesque Scenic Byway 215. Recreation opportunities include,
but are not limited to, canoeing, hiking, fishing, swimming and
more. Highbank Canoe Launch and OHT trailhead are nearby. Must
have your own RV. Responsibilities may include: providing
friendly service and recreational information to campers, hikers,
anglers, boaters, and day-use visitors. Take recreational data by
walking the camping, picnic, and recreational area twice a day;
some litter pick-up when needed, provide on-site information to
the general public Thursday through Monday and most holidays.
Clean the restrooms and shower area on a daily basis. You must
explain the campground regulations and the reasons for them.
Hosts are provided with a camping space, including full hook-ups,
for their RV. Please apply at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

AUSTRALIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for individuals or a couple to
stay with us and look after the property in New South Wales
between Sydney and Melbourne and two hours from Canberra. More
details of property can be found at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Work is
varied from looking after the grounds, animals, guests and
housekeeping. We have caretakers on the property but need someone
as additional support and back-up during their leave and days
off. We are happy to discuss your situation and requirements. The
start date ideally is ASAP but we can wait for the right
candidate until before November. It is required to have your own
caravan but we will provide power and water. If interested,
please email me your resume at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

HELP WANTED. My husband and I operate a tourist attraction,
retail shop and cafe on Kangaroo Island. We are looking for a
couple who is looking to enjoy Kangaroo Island. We are wanting
someone who lives locally to help with our grounds man and
cleaning jobs for about one hour each morning in exchange for
power, water and laundry facilities. Depending on skills there
may also be some paid work. We have plenty that needs doing in
many areas. We will provide an area for you live that will be
next to a laundry, toilet and shower block. There is also a
renovated bus you are welcome to use for extra room. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX your experience, skills, local references,
and details along with the time/dates you are interested in
staying with your phone number and we will contact suitable
persons by phone.

A TOWNSVILLE DISTRICT SMALL FARM, in northeastern Queensland, is
offering a powered site with town water for a single person or
couple with their own caravan or motorhome in exchange for a few
hours help per week with watering, gardening, mowing, and
occasionally feeding chooks and sheep etc. This is a great place
to be based to explore the Townsville region, close to amenities,
and 10 minutes from a shopping center. Dump point and en-suite
toilet on site. Prefer that you stay for two weeks minimum. If
you’re in the area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE, either short or long-term, on a
cattle station near Wiluna, a small town in Western Australia.
You will need to look after the homestead and gardens, and check
the water points on our property situated on the edge of the
western desert at the gateway to the Canning Stock Route and
Gunbarrel Highway. Can be a couple or single person. Pay is
negotiable. Accommodation including power, and water included. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

HELP WANTED in tropical North Queensland at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
We are a lovely little quiet campground situated near Cooktown,
access is bitumen all the way. Looking for a positive, happy,
easy going couple with their own motorhome to join our team.
Probably required for about four to six weeks. Free powered RV
site provided in exchange for light duties, cleaning bathrooms
and gardening. We are pet friendly. We have a licensed restaurant
that runs only two nights per week (Thursday and Friday). Which
is a favorite with locals. Lots of great fishing spots and easy
access to Cape Tribulation if you have a 4WD. We are a family run
business, and have a caring loving atmosphere. If this sounds
like your cup of tea, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX requires a caretaker couple with their
own RV to assist our other couple to open and run our museum. You
must be honest, friendly and outgoing. Duties will include:
welcoming visitors, operate the museum, some cleaning, gardening
and some maintenance. We operate on a three days on and three
days off roster (subject to change). Free caravan site, power,
water and small wage included. Need to start in mid-October. For
further information please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HANDS-ON COUPLE to join our team for an
immediate start. If you are a friendly, polite and a proactive
team with experience in motel management, this job may be for
you. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located in NSW on the beautiful Mid
North Coast, settled within a working cattle property in a
semi-rural area. We are one hour inland from Port Macquarie.
Accommodation is provided on site in a respectable house with
electricity, landline phone and limited internet access. Although
applicants will have full hookup for power, water etc. in their
van if they choose. Duties will include:
reception/office/cleaning/bar and maintaining a high level of
service to our customers and communicating issues to the owners.
Experience with marketing, cleaning or building/maintenance a
plus. We require a police check, and a first aid certificate is
preferable. Mount Seaview is a dynamic environment that has a
constantly changing flow of people and every day is slightly
unique so your work will be tailored to what is needed. For more
information please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

POSITION AVAILABLE for a local caretaker couple interested in
gardening and cattle. The property is located in the Gloucester
District of New South Wales. For further information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I’M LOOKING FOR A COUPLE or a single person/people to park
their RV up on my five acre property in Mount Helena. I’m
needing a hand to get my property in order and possibly would
like another shed built. So looking for very handy people to
reply if possible. I’m thinking 10 hours per week negotiable
help for free power and RV plot. We have a beautiful bush block
with plenty of trees to park under for shade and privacy. We are
a very easy going flexible happy family looking for similar folk.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE

WANTED TWO PERSONS OR A SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE to caretake
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

LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER CARETAKER AND PETSITTER needed on a four acre
small Caribbean Island in Belize. It is possible to earn your
living by renting out one cabin via Airbnb! Currently there are
restrictions for entering the country. Please get updates on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or personal inquiry! We need a couple in
good mental and physical condition, who feels confident living
alone with a pig at our remote island in very simple environment
ASAP. Frugal dealing with resources is required. Electricity
comes from our solar system and drinking and using water from
rain water harvest. Your job would be: being present at the
island 24/7 and looking after and feeding Piggy, a free living,
dominant and not castrated male pig, maintaining and controlling
the water and solar system, cleaning the beaches and trails,
moving some sea weed, watering the plants and other small
maintenance jobs. Accommodation is a little wooden beach hut with
a comfortable queen sized bed, kitchen corner with two burner gas
stoves, and basic equipment. There is no boat on the island. All
supplies you need, you have to bring when you come in a hired
motorboat from the mainland. There is no delivery service!
Depending on the weather, there might be some sandflies. The
shower is outside, along with a compost toilet. We have perfect
conditions for snorkeling and fishing in shallow waters around
the island. Weak Internet and cellphone service are available on
the island! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELGIUM

HELP NEEDED. My son and I live in a house in the countryside in
Tervuren, very close to Leuven and Brussels yet in a green and
still surrounding. Whenever possible, we take our bicycle as we
live at the crossroad of cycling routes. There are a lot of
things to see and do in beautiful Belgium. Be it culture,
architecture, nature, everything is close by! I will be happy to
show you around and play the tourist guide. Additionally, I will
cook and serve food (breakfast, lunch, dinner). You (and your
companion) will stay over in a room with a sink but you will
always be able to take a shower and spend some time in an
infra-red sauna! In return, I would like to receive some help
with my garden (which at the moment is looking like a jungle) and
with other various outside- and inside- tasks, such as: cleaning
and painting the frontage, drilling and sawing, repairing
furniture, building and placing mosquito nets. We speak French,
Dutch and English and understand German, Italian and Spanish. If
you’re in the area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Looking
forward to seeing you!

BERMUDA

LIVE-IN SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER position available. Our client, a
young family who own a private island in Bermuda - a beautiful 22
acre estate with two primary households, an additional apartment,
and several secondary buildings - is seeking to employ a Live-in
Senior Housekeeper to maintain these properties. Please note that
you will also be required to assist the Housekeeping team with
cooking at weekends when the Chef is off duty so you must be
competent in the kitchen. Duties required will be to: activate
experience to lead the housekeeping team; train a team of less
experienced housekeepers to own high standards of skill and
professionalism, and introduce relevant systems as required to
achieve smooth running in all areas; collaborate with general
manager/secretary in office on rotation and staffing to provide
appropriate housekeeping cover for households. This role would
suit a team player interested in a hands-on housekeeping role
with experience of managing and training others. Teaching by
example, you would work alongside the Housekeepers and in
collaboration with other household staff including a Private
Chef, Butlers, Nannies and Gardeners, to attain the highest
standards. Non-smoker only. The role includes: maintenance of
interior of all properties; linens, laundry and wardrobe
management including fine fabrics; creation of inventories and
management of supplies; preparation of simple family meals on
weekends (i.e. the chef's day off); pet care – boxer dogs; and
flower arranging would be helpful. Working days are five days per
week (days may vary). Salary will be circa US$60,000, with annual
return airfare home, Group Health Insurance, Bermuda Government
Pension, a private Pension plan which the employer matches up to
5%, and four weeks' annual paid leave. Please email your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/MANAGER. ARE YOU READY TO LIVE on a lake within the
next 30 days? You must be a couple for this caretaker position:
Retired preferred. Benefits include lodging, utilities, Wi-Fi,
and a negotiable salary. Must have your own outside income
(social security, pension, dividends, etc.). You will live year
round on one of the most beautiful pieces of property in Lake
County with 500 feet of lakefront on Clear Lake, California's
largest natural lake, 19 miles long. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for photos and more information. This is one
of the best bass fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located 2½
hours north of San Francisco. You will manage and care for a
four-unit estate on five acres that normally is busy less than
ten weeks a year, but due to Covid-19 has been the busiest in 50
years as people are trying to get away for a few days.  Only 17
minutes to the town of Clearlake but far enough away to give you
the most peaceful and quiet setting. Nonsmokers, no alcohol, cat
or small dog is okay. Must have good handyman, landscaping skills
and good credit scores. If you are the type that likes to keep
busy each day and especially on your own time schedule, do not
pass up the opportunity to check this fabulous property out.
Housing and salary to be discussed depending on your skills and
your qualifications. If you would like to live on five private
acres without major expenses, this is the place. Single
individuals need not apply. Interviews will be conducted on the
property. Please send your resume, listing all of your handyman
and landscaping skills, outside income explanation, and current
references with addresses and telephone numbers to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my three bedroom/two bathroom Napa home
from the beginning of November through the end of December, while
I’ll be out of the country. I have four cats which also will
need to be taken care of – so I am really searching for a
cat/housesitter. You will need to reside in my home and take care
of my cats here. 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 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for part-time work on a small
ranch in Paso Robles, CA. We are seeking a stable, experienced
couple who are interested in a part-time caretaker position in
exchange for housing on-site (a one bedroom barn apartment) and
access to the use of our ranch property. The property is 20+
acres, fully fenced and cross-fenced, in rural East Paso Robles,
yet only five minutes into the town of El Paso de Robles. Our
neighbors are all vineyards and it is a very peaceful place to be
with amazing vineyard views. There is a main house on the
property which is being used as a seasonal vacation rental. The
work around the main house involves mainly landscaping and
grounds maintenance, light exterior home maintenance (blowing
leaves, sweeping, straightening outdoor furniture) between
guests, fence maintenance, and irrigation maintenance
(winterization). Specialty tasks like after guest cleaning and
pool maintenance are handled by a professional cleaning and pool
service. Ranch experience desired: irrigation tractor maintenance
(John Deere), Landscape: weed abatement/whacking, tree pruning
and care, seasonal fruit picking, fire break maintenance, rodent
abatement (mainly ground squirrels), barn/fence maintenance, dirt
road maintenance (patch holes). Must be familiar with the care of
chickens, collecting eggs, feed and care. Assistance with other
ranch duties as time allows. Wood work, light carpentry
opportunity for paid work may arise depending on your skillset.
In exchange for your part-time work, the position includes
on-site housing in a one bedroom barn apartment, with utilities
included: water, electricity, Internet access, and access to use
of the land with the owner’s permission (grazing animals,
growing some vegetable crops, etc.). Must live on-site, and you
can bring your livestock and pets with permission. There will be
a background and references check. To inquire, please email an
introductory message and resume highlighting the past caretaker
experience(s) you have had to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CARETAKER COUPLE to live in a mobile home on acreage in
rural Northern California. Duties include property maintenance,
ranch duties, household duties, and caregiving for my disabled
husband. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RV SPOT AVAILABLE at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Campo, CA in
exchange for work on the farm. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

WINTER CARETAKERS NEEDED at Glendale Cove, BC. We are seeking a
seasonal caretaker couple to look after XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
which is a privately-owned floating resort in Glendale Cove,
Knight Inlet, British Columbia. The work months run from early
October 2020 until the end of April 2021, although date
flexibility may be required (start and finish dates). Our
caretaker position is unique in that the winter months offer a
high level of solitude and seclusion while working in a remote
environment with minimal interaction. The Lodge is accessible by
float plane and boat only. The caretaker couple should have a
genuine desire to work together and be able to demonstrate having
done so successfully in previous positions. Candidates should
have a proven ability to work in a remote setting for an extended
period of time. Experience in equipment, mechanical systems with
the ability to monitor off-grid equipment including power,
septic, fuel and electrical systems. Basic knowledge of
technology including computers, cell phones, Wi-Fi, Internet
research, and record keeping. Be physically fit with the ability
to perform work in an outdoor environment with an ability to lift
30 to 50 pounds. It is a requirement to have a BC Boaters'
License and have experience operating small marine vessels in
variable ocean conditions. Ideally, applicants will be local and
familiar with the area. Friendly, good communication skills,
organized, responsible, solid work ethic, self-motivated. Neat
and clean appearance, and drug-free. Must be legally able to work
in Canada and be prepared to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Salary will be $2,400 per month (total, $1,200/each) for a
couple. A discretionary performance bonus eligibility is also
possible. Accommodation and meals are also included. There is
satellite internet access, and there is a satellite phone for
emergencies. We supply transportation by float plane from
Campbell River to the Lodge in the fall and back to Campbell
River in the spring. Unfortunately, pets cannot be accommodated.
To apply, please email your resume to Phil at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN 

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER COUPLE, OR AN INDIVIDUAL, to be a
Resident Caretaker. The position is for part-time duties at a
small beachfront Caribbean Inn on the island of Culebra. Work
would include checking in guests and light duty jobs. Free
housing and use of laundry facilities is provided plus payments
for services rendered. The applicant should be in good health,
resourceful, trustworthy, financially secure, and addiction and
drug-free. For USA citizens, a passport is not needed to fly from
the States, as Culebra, Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA.
For more information, please visit our web-page at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for new colleagues who are EU
passport holders for the coming busy season. The hostel is
located in The Keys a little village in the area called Sucker
Garden, in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies. Located right across
the salt pond we are just a two mile distance from Philipsburg.
If you have some background in hostel management / operations and
be willing to get involved in all aspects of running the hostel
then do get in touch. You need to be smart, fun, love to BBQ,
love music and create a great experience for our guests. You will
cover all duties, such as: bookings management, check-in and
check-out; website/social media updates; cleaning, laundry
management; preparing breakfast; cooking/bartending (happy hour,
BBQ events); managing and buying stock; ensuring when guests post
their feedback they mention that both the hostel and you are
awesome; managing day-to-day maintenance and contacting
specialists for maintenance when you need to; and providing
guidance to recruited volunteers for our Eco-projects. This
opportunity would better suit someone looking for a longer term
stay in one location/hostel for at least four months. You must be
an EU passport holder. You must speak English fluently and your
writing skills are up to par. If you speak other languages then
that’s a plus. A driver’s license is a must. You will live on
location (compensation included) take care of guests and the
property (technical duties) and help make the hostel a success
from A-Z. With all of this we also hope you will have lots of fun
and enjoy living in paradise called St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Besides the above mentioned we aim to develop alternative means
of income for the hostel such as: beach pick-nicks, boating,
pub/cafe crawls, bike rentals, drink/food selling, and any funky
ideas you have. In return you will get a place called home on St.
Maarten for the busy season, more hostel management experience,
meeting lots of people from all walks of life, food (breakfast,
lunch, dinner) and (non-alcoholic) beverages, transportation, a
percentage of the monthly net turn over, international covered
insurance, and travel costs to and from St. Maarten, DWI. We
really need someone who is able to make this hostel “theirs”
and develop it into their little space in paradise allowing
others to sleep there and having the best time in life! Please
send in your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

BARN MANAGER/HOUSEKEEPING/RANCH HAND (combined position) needed.
We are currently a private guest ranch for friends and family,
looking for a qualified individual to work and live at the ranch
full-time. The ranch is located in Rand, Colorado. The individual
we are looking for will need to wear many hats throughout the
year as acting Barn Manager, being responsible for Guest Services
and assisting the Ranch Manager with various tasks consistent
with those of a Ranch Hand. The ideal candidate should possess
good communication and interpersonal skills, exemplary attention
to detail, and have a strong work ethic with the ability to work
both autonomously and as a team, alongside the Ranch Manager and
other ranch employees and associates. This position reports to
the Ranch Manager. As Barn Manager, the candidate will need to
possess extensive equine experience as he/she will be responsible
for herd and barn management (cleaning of stalls/pens/runs,
maintaining equine equipment and facilities, working with horses,
knowledge of equine wellness and overall care, leading trail
rides for guests, etc.). Guest Services responsibilities will
consist of greeting visitors upon arrival, cleaning interior and
exterior of cabins/lodge/owner home, hot tub maintenance,
seasonal projects, assisting guests as needed, etc. The candidate
will also need to have an experienced skillset for Ranch Hand
tasks and responsibilities and willing to take direction from the
Ranch Manager regarding these tasks (fixing fence, general
maintenance, clearing trails, running equipment/tractors, skid
loader, etc.). Winter months are spent removing snow, general
ranch maintenance, etc. Summer months are spent haying, cleaning
barns, landscaping and irrigation projects, deep cleaning of
cabins/structures, etc. Longer summer hours are also necessary
during hay season. Some weekends, year-round, require guest
services for snowmobile rides, horseback rides, cookouts, etc. We
are looking for an individual who is up for the challenges of
this combined position, is trustworthy, takes great pride in
their work and will be a good steward of the land. Salary will be
competitive. There is a lot to care for and equally as much to
enjoy! To apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(note, that's a zero before @)

CARETAKER AND DOG-SITTER NEEDED in the Colorado Mountains, near
Keystone. This is a long-term opportunity for an active,
dependable animal and nature lover. Could be an individual or
couple with an outside income. Share our 10-acre ranch home, with
walking distance to the wilderness all around us (please be aware
that we are at 9,000+ feet above sea level here). A separate
studio apartment will be exchanged for housesitting and being a
helping hand with several of our beloved dogs when we are away.
For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/CONCIERGE COUPLE needed for a High End Guest/Working
Ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The couple will be
responsible for grounds and building maintenance, housekeeping,
kitchen and provisioning assistance and concierge service. A
background in high-end mountain guest ranch hospitality is
preferred, with snowmobile, winter sports, fishing and shooting
experience helpful. Must be dedicated, honest and flexible with
an eye for detail. Must be able to work with minimal supervision
while meeting the needs of the ranch owners, managers, and guests
with a positive and fun attitude. This is a long-term position
that is full-time for both people from approximately May 1st
until October 15th each year. Full-time for the man and part-time
duties for the woman during the winter. Competitive
salary/benefits and year-around housing available for the right
couple. Please send a joint cover letter, separate resumes and
photos to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and reference job # BGH.

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/RANCH MANAGER needed. A private ranch is
looking for a full-time, year-round caretaker/ranch manager in
rural Colorado on 300 acres near Gunnison. The property has three
dwellings, a large workshop and barn, with two irrigated
pastures. Need a caretaker with a combination of general
mechanic, construction, and agricultural experience. Backhoe,
tractor, and vehicle operation/maintenance required. Work
requires road, pond, and river maintenance as well as pasture
work with a large irrigation system. General household
maintenance, repair and cleaning required. No livestock
currently, but could be added in the future. Looking for someone
who is a self-starter with the initiative and ability to research
problems for a solution. The benefits package will include
full-time housing available on the ranch, and a salary based on
experience. References required. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

CARETAKING COUPLE with excellent skills needed for our country
home – a beautiful six bedroom 1790 colonial on 26 acres. We
live in New York City part-time and Sharon, CT on the weekends.
This beautiful area is rich in opportunities for sports and
recreation. One-bedroom apartment with separate outdoor entrance.
Basic maintenance chores in exchange for the apartment with cable
TV, Wi-Fi, and all utilities. Required skills: gardening,
landscape and house maintenance. Additional compensation for
skilled work: carpentry, building projects, equipment repair and
hospitality. Candidates must have excellent references, be
non-smokers in good health and debt free. Available now. Please
send responses and resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in Greenwich, CT. Looking for
an experienced hands-on caretaker to oversee a large 30+ acre
property in Greenwich with a boathouse on the lake. A
caretaker’s three bedroom cottage can be provided (which if
needed can accommodate a wife and child). Must have experience
working on a large size property. Duties include: daily upkeep
and maintenance of both residences, grounds, snow removal, mowing
lawn, cutting hedges, maintaining vegetable garden, water plants
and flowers, maintain pool and tennis court, light repairs, work
with assistant, supervise vendors and contractors and be
responsible for several vehicles: cleaning, inspection and
registration. This is a year round position with salary to
$75,000. Please email a detailed resume, with all reference names
and contact info, any letters of reference you may have, and
include a recent photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN OR OUT DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in London, with travel. Our
client - an American family who reside in a six bedroom home in
Kensington - wish to employ a professional domestic couple
(Chef/Housekeeper/Maintenance/Management) with proven longevity
to work in their London home and travel ahead to their other
properties including the USA (Hamptons), Mallorca, and France in
the school holidays. The children, aged 14 and 12, attend the
American School so their holidays overseas match their schedule
(i.e. including Thanksgiving). There is a Housekeeper in the
London residence who will be staying on, so the focus of this
role is to ensure the overall standards are being kept, which
will involve some hands-on housekeeping but also maintenance, and
cooking. Their choice of cuisine is healthy, nutritious,
(Ottolenghi style), low carb - the family eat together and you
will be responsible for planning an innovative menu on a weekly
basis, presenting to the Principal for approval/changes, ordering
the food, and generally taking stock of the kitchen. When the
family are due to travel, you will be asked to go ahead to make
sure their residence is in order and resolve any issues prior to
their arrival. (They do have local part-time staff who look after
the homes when there, so you won't necessarily stay for the
duration of the family holiday). It is essential that you have a
Passport which allows you to travel easily without any visa
issues; proven longevity in previous domestic couple roles of a
similar ilk; and glowing references to support your resume. The
role in London can be live-in or live-out. If live-in, they will
rent a one bedroom apartment nearby to their Kensington
residence. Other staff include a Housekeeper, Gardener, two
Chauffeurs, and Security. Days of work: Monday to Friday
(flexibility required when travelling, although you will only
work five days per week). Hours of work: 8.00am - 8.00pm with
breaks and down time during the day. Salary will depend on your
experience to date and most recent salary (circa £70,000 -
£85,000). To apply, please email your resume and salary
expectations to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Subject Line.

FULL TIME LIVE-IN ESTATE MANAGER needed in Surrey. This is a
lovely position for an experienced and capable Estate Manager to
join the staff on a 100 acre estate overlooking the beautiful
South Downs. Your duties will include gardening, estate
management, general maintenance as well as being responsible for
security and staff. When restrictions are lifted on socializing
there will also be a requirement to provide service at the
occasional gathering. You should be knowledgeable with cars as
there is an extensive range of vehicles to take care of, this
will include daily upkeep as well as cleaning. The position comes
with a lovely three bedroom bungalow on the estate, and partners
and small pets would be welcomed. This is a Monday-Friday role
though you should be prepared to offer assistance on the very
occasional weekend. Experience of woodlands and garden
maintenance is a must along with ability to use all associated
machinery. An up-to-date DBS, full clean driving license and
recent references required.  Start date will be in October 2020.
Excellent salary available. Please apply by mailing your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED from around November 15 to January 1, 2021
(I’m flexible with the dates). Free housing available in a
lovely three bedroom/two bath house in west, central Florida.
This is an ideal place for artists, musicians and writers.
Fishing and attractions are nearby. You will be responsible for
taking care of my two small dogs. The housesitter will need to
pay for the utilities, which are about $250/month depending on
how much air-conditioning you use. To apply and for more details,
please email caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Florida
Housesitting” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

LIVE-IN NEEDED AT TERRAVERDE COUNTRY CLUB in Fort Myers, FL. An
80-year-old woman needs three meals, monitoring meds, assistance
onto her scooter from the walker, and taken to the clubhouse from
1:15pm - 5pm daily. Return for TV then dinner and tea. Afterwards
in room for the evening. Lois gets showered every three days. You
get free room and board, groceries delivered, Wi-Fi plus $100.00
weekly. Keep a tidy house, laundry, speaking English is
preferred. Three months; if agreeable then a year’s commitment.
Owner stays in the 3rd bedroom intermittently. Off time
1:30pm-4:30pm/7pm-10pm, paid leave when owners are on site.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX immediately. Pool hot tub sauna
gym adhere to club rules. Drug, alcohol and Covid free.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for an elderly lady in the Biscayne
Park/Miami Shores area. Will provide room and board plus a salary
to care for a single elderly lady who is recovering from a
stroke. The room is in a two bedroom/one bath home with laundry.
Her care will require cooking, bathing, and full care. The owner
also has a cat and a dog. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RV SITE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY on the East Coast of Florida (30
minutes south of Daytona). Free site, water and garbage, and up
to $150 in electricity, in exchange for handyman, woman or couple
working 20 hours per week on the property. Full hookup, 50 amp,
provided. Some animal care involved. Feeding ducks and fish.
There is a bumpy road coming in, but it is passable. RV’s up to
38 feet have been here. No drugs allowed. If interested, please
send a note and references to email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Background checks will be done.

GEORGIA

FULL-TIME HORSE FARM CARETAKER NEEDED near Athens, Georgia.
Caretaker needed for a three horse farm in Statham, GA. This is a
non-smoking facility. Must have a clean background. Must have
horse knowledge and a calm and kind nature. House provided for
the caretaker. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN CARETAKER in Haiku, on the island of Maui.
Will provide a furnished room for work trade. This would be
part-time help in exchange for the furnished room, all utilities,
covered parking, and Wi-Fi. Need somebody right away. Bonus paid
immediately. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I NEED A HOUSEKEEPER/ANIMAL CARE/customer service person. Also
need a groundskeeper/animal care/customer service person.
Applicants need to make a minimum of a three month commitment
here. Want to live at the beach on Maui? And ready to get warm?
We have the best location, right at the coolest beach, and within
walking distance to everything...seriously great. Come visit and
learn about the animals. We are your stepping stone to Hawaiian
living. The hours are six days per week from 6:30am to around
11:30am or when the job is done. Some days are longer, some
shorter. We are usually 98% booked, but to be honest, it might be
slow now due to the pandemic. We are an animal refuge vacation
rental, so you must have great customer service, and a true love
of animals. You`ll be hands on here. If this sounds like you,
please submit the following info: a national police background
check, copy of your passport and/or driver’s license, and
references both from work and living. We hope to hear from you
via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Aloha!

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from December 14 to December 23, 2020 in
Reykjavík. During this camp project, participants can share
their love for (and learn more about) global and local
environmental issues, as well as photography. If you are
interested in topics such as climate change, waste management,
animal protection, sustainable solutions and other environmental
topics, and you also love taking photographs or want to
learn/develop your photography skills, then this project is for
you! While developing artistic and technical photography skills,
you will also be focusing on a few environmental and
sustainability issues through non-formal activities such as
workshops, discussions, presentations and visits facilitated by
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. One of our aims is to help create more
environmentally aware consumers and travelers! We will also visit
local projects on environment and conservation, these may include
hands-on activities or guided visits. Some examples include
coastal and outdoors cleaning actions, a waste collection center,
a visit to a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition or a
community dinner. You will also have time to put the theory into
practice, and walk around and visually explore the city. At the
end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are
selected for an online exhibition on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX social
media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras,
lenses, tripods and laptops if possible. In this project
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will organize a night photography and Aurora
hunting (Northern Lights) workshop to the countryside in the
close vicinity of Reykjavík. This will take place during late
evening and possibly into the night. Volunteers will join the
festive atmosphere during some days by handing out hot chocolate
in the city center as a way of fundraising for non-for-profit
projects of the Icelandic Red Cross. We will help in the
preparation by putting up the chocolate stations, decorating the
tables, making the chocolate and taking it to the different
stations around the city. At the end, we will assist in taking
down the stations and leaving the areas clean.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX participants will stay in a house in
Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with showers, washing
machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration
for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared/dormitory
rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own
sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be
in charge of the cooking and cleaning. Please note the food
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX provides will be vegetarian. For more info
please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED, TRUSTWORTHY, RELIABLE live-in property
caretaker at Palisades, Idaho, approximately 10 miles north of
Alpine, Wyoming, starting November 1. A two bedroom apartment
housing will be provided in lieu of compensation. Tenant pays
partial utilities (no sublease, no smoking or pets). An
applicable person could still maintain an outside full-time job.
Some of the duties to include: weekly security and maintenance
checks on the main house, overseeing property maintenance and
upkeep. Handyman know-how a necessity. Must be self-motivated and
conscientious. Please submit resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY

LIVE-IN FULL-TIME HANDS-ON TEAM sought by a private English
family in Tuscany. Responsibilities will be to maintain a small
historic estate near Siena, used only privately, with formal
gardens and surrounding parkland. Day-to-day responsibilities
include housekeeping and laundry (no cooking), and, externally,
garden and vehicle maintenance, airport runs and the care of
dogs. The team must be able to manage a small staff and work with
external contractors. Separate and private furnished two-bedroom
house with garden, car and utilities (except phone) provided.
Must have clean driving licenses. Ability to speak Italian and
experience in similar roles preferred but not essential. Initial
interviews by Zoom, then in London, subject to Covid-19. Please
mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED ONSITE in exchange for rent. Looking
for an older skilled single caretaker (possibly a couple) to live
onsite and care for a small estate on Spring Lake, MI. The
caretaker candidate would have access to a private small one
bedroom/one bathroom cottage at no cost in exchange for ongoing
care of the property following items: general handyman skills
required, carpentry, home renovation skills a plus, lawn, tree
cutting, painting, toilet kit replacement, general home care
power wash, winterization and summarization, care of vehicles,
and general repairs of all kinds. Must be able to use a
smartphone for coordination of all tasks. The caretaker would be
responsible for posting photos of work before, during and after
jobs, take pride in their work and be dependable, be able to
complete to do items in a reasonable time frame, be honest and
trustworthy with excellent references, and have excellent
organizational skills. The best fit caretaker candidate would be
an over 50 single who takes pride in their work and enjoys a
quiet private environment. We may consider a husband and wife
arrangement in the event that the wife also would help with daily
house chores, cleaning, etc. this could be discussed. This is a
month-to-month renewable contract with longer term possible. If
interested, please inquire via text with your
resume/skills/history and text via XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please
do not call until an interview is requested. A full background
check and excellent references will be required.

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Villa di Corliano – Livin’ the Villa Loca
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: travel, snowshoeing, hiking (doing the Portuguese
Camino in May), reading, paragliding, red wine, good coffee
Quote: “Just do it!” Nike. And “in the end, we only regret
the chances we didn’t take” Lewis Carroll

Cindy Sheahan

	I'd been talking with friends about unplugging from real life
and traveling the world. While reading The Caretaker Gazette, I
saw a listing for a caretaker in Tuscany. My friend excitedly
said, "this has your name written all over it!” A 15th-century
villa in Tuscany, between Pisa and Lucca, was seeking two-month
commitments for caretaking at the estate. All that was required
was to contact the Count (yes, a Count!) and let him know you
were interested and go from there to see what happens... 
 	A quick email to Agostino letting him know I was beyond
interested...he asked for two letters of recommendation, a photo
and a quick bio if available, and a short email detailing why I
was interested. The job consisted of watering the estate's trees
and flowers every day, picking up litter every morning from the
previous nights' festivities, and occasionally assisting for an
hour or so at weddings and other fancy events held at the villa
from time to time. These chores might take two hours or so each
day, and then I was free to explore the area, making sure I was
back by 8 pm each evening for security purposes. And I was free
from these duties one day each week in case I wanted to leave the
villa overnight. In exchange for these simple tasks, I'd be given
a small studio apartment up the spiral staircase above the
kitchen (like Cinderella!), complete with bed, desk, tiny
kitchenette and private bath. I was intrigued!
	I had seen a profile in another issue of The Caretaker Gazette
featuring a previous caretaker, Linda, and contacted her with a
couple of questions I had about the caretaker's position.  She
was happy to answer and give me some insight as to what was
expected on a daily basis. After reviewing my submission and
keeping me on pins and needles for a few months, Agostino let me
know that August and September 2018 was available -- was I?  Um,
yes! We agreed, discussed some details, and I got busy making
plans to spend the summer in Tuscany. I landed here in Tuscany in
an incredibly amazing 15th century villa as a caretaker for two
months, with free accommodations and my very own room, all for
spending just a couple of hours each day doing some flower
watering and picking up any bits of trash that may have blown in.
 
	Villa di Corliano is a gem, owned by the same family since the
mid-1500s and situated halfway between Pisa and Lucca - two
delightful, important and historic cities in the Tuscan region of
Italy. Agostino Agostini (the Count) and his wife Roseanna (a
Countess now by marriage, but a Baroness in her own right!) own
the property and take such pride in making sure everything is
well run and beautifully kept. They live in nearby Pisa, but stop
by almost every day to check on things (maybe to check on me and
my not-so-amazing watering and gardening skills!). Many famous
people have stayed at the Villa throughout history, including the
poets Byron and Shelley,  assorted kings, dukes and titled
nobility from around Europe, Mary Shelley, the author of
Frankenstein, and possibly the toddler Galileo Galilei, who
Agostino believes was here with his parents many, many years ago
in the 1500s. The estate consists of the main house with an
imposing entry hall, grand ballroom,  formal office/study, the
owner’s deluxe apartment for when they stay overnight or when
the bride and groom stay after their fairy tale wedding at the
villa; a large well-equipped cucina (kitchen) downstairs,
charming breakfast room, assorted other rooms, and 10 beautiful
bedrooms available to rent from the lovely Leonardo and vivacious
Veronica who contract with Agostino to run a bed and breakfast
within the estate.
	A couple of lucky people live onsite at the Villa full time –
Maximillian, a lanky, tall, bespectacled and always cheerful
Italian man who does yoga every evening in the gardens at sunset
and keeps forgetting that I don’t speak Italian, and an older
man whose name I don’t know, who smiles and bobs his head
enthusiastically and says “Bongiorno!!!” every time I see
him.
	There’s an old stable, used now for storing the gardening
tools, riding mower and the many, many chairs and tables on hand
for le nozze (weddings), celebrations and parties that can be
held at the Villa. There’s also a chapel onsite with a small
crypt below.
	Another outbuilding is the oil mill. A beautiful classic
edifice, the roof has fallen in and rendered it unusable. There
are old stone baths in this building – a thermal spring runs
under the property and once, the baths were used as soaking tubs
for “taking the waters” but now this building is used for
storage as well (Side note – San Giuliano Terme, a cute little
village with the world-renowned ‘bagne’ (thermal springs and
baths) is just about a mile down the road from the Villa, and has
a 5-star hotel with spa services, soaking pools, mud baths and
other dreamy services available, which I will avail myself of
soon).

A view of Villa Corliano

Artwork dating to the 16th century in the Villa

	The grounds, about three hectares (7+ acres) are lush and green.
Palm trees (I, for one, did not realize palm trees grew in
Italy!), ancient cedar trees, lush hydrangea bushes with plump
pink-spotted flowers causing the stems to bow from their weight,
pink, white and red wild roses, English ivy, potted flowering
plants and shrubs (which all need to be watered every day by me!)
and two stone fountains - one with a plethora of goldfish and a
couple of croaking frogs watched over by an ancient crumbling
statue of a young boy, the other small pond containing seven
nervous turtles who, immediately upon hearing me approach,
nosedive into the murky water to avoid being seen.
	There’s a spectacular ginormous tree, said to be planted in
the early 1800s, called The Freedom Tree, under which you can sip
espresso or cappuccino and enjoy a cantuccini or sfogliatine
(Italian pastries) outside the café in back. And everywhere on
the estate, geckos of all sizes can be found – some as tiny as
a child’s finger – colorful, prehistoric-looking lizards that
scurry up the stucco walls of the estate and dart into the
bushes, annoyed to have been splashed and disturbed from basking
in the sun as I water the flowers each evening.
	But the main attraction at this palazzo is the artwork to be
found within (and upon) the walls here. Frescoes cover the
ceilings, the hallways, the entryway, the ballroom walls…even
the outside walls are decorated with ‘graffiti’. Painted by
Andrea Boscoli in 1592 and Nicola Matraini in 1750, these
original murals are simply incredible. Many of the paintings are
allegorical, and some feature astrological and mythological
beings and gods and goddesses.  There are dragons, cherubs,
nymphs, minotaurs, tortoises, unicorns, angels, lions, fruit,
princesses, centaurs, winged creatures, satyrs, kings and more.
	As well as the frescoes, there are statues, busts, family
crests, old photos and delightful décor around every corner and
in every nook and cranny. Even the steep spiral stairway to my
tiny room has beautiful frescoes covering the old stone walls.
In the sitting room is a concave wall in which a fountain has
been created using seashells. Water flowed and cascaded down the
various levels of shells until it reached the bottom. In the
center of the fountain, there is a dragon above a mythological
face. A few feet away, above the mantel of the fireplace, is a
lever in the wall that the host could twist to enable smoke to
come out of the dragon’s nose. An amazing party trick in its
day, I am sure!
	My accommodations are so much more modest than the rest of the
villa – a simple terracotta tiled floor in a stark stucco room
with a tiny single bed upon a wooden platform (think
“convent”). A desk, microwave and toaster oven from the
1980s, a convection hotplate from IKEA, two dishes, two glasses,
a few mismatched bowls, a wine glass that I pilfered from the
coffee shop downstairs, a dorm-sized fridge, an ancient 12” TV
that may or may not be connected to cable (I haven’t tried
turning it on yet), and a small bathroom with bidet and a shower
stall. This tiny room is where I sleep, make salads and write,
and like Cinderella, I must be back at the villa every day by 8
pm in case guests have questions or will be late arrivals, so
that Leonardo and Veronica can head home and know that someone is
onsite for such a situation. And when weddings are here at the
manor, I am expected to assist with guests, pointing them in the
direction of il bagno (the bathroom) or showing where parking is
available. I am able to take off from these ever-so-pressing
responsibilities one day a week, and have planned a couple of
overnights in Florence, the Cinque Terre, Siena and Verona so
that I can explore at my leisure without having to hurry back on
the last bus of the day, which is around 7 pm.
Meals are not included. I make my own coffee and breakfast and a
big salad for lunch, then grab cheap pizza or pasta for dinner
(€10 for pasta and vino). The rest is whatever you’d spend
for fun – bus to Pisa, train to Florence for the day…Ahh.
	Did I mention the place is haunted? Of course it is. An ancient
legend says that the ghost of Teresa della Seta Bocca Gaetani
still roams the halls of the villa. She was a beautiful woman
from an ancient Pisa family who married Count Cosimo Baldassarre
Agostini in 1755. She visits occasionally, moving the tapestries
and draperies in the villa, or slamming doors and windows. During
a full moon, she has been seen in the driveway, guiding a
carriage drawn by six splendid horses, and her laughter can be
heard in the cellar and kitchen of the villa. Ghost Hunters
International, an Italian paranormal TV shows, filmed a couple of
episodes here, complete with electro-magnetic field radiation
detectors, ambient temp sensors and other ghost-tracking devices.
If you’re so inclined you can find these on YouTube.
	Meeting the Count and his lovely wife, hanging out with Leonardo
and Veronica, Alyssia and Oriana from the B&B and meeting people
from all over the world that came to stay at the villa was an
experience I'll never forget. Being able to explore the Tuscan
countryside, pop over to Florence for the day, spend an overnight
in Verona to see Andrea Bocelli at the Arena Coliseum and hike
the Cinque Terre were experiences beyond compare.
	The Gazette offers life-changing opportunities to those willing
to say "yes!" I'm scouring the latest issue to find my next
unforgettable experience...

Detail of the Villa's exterior

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a rental property in Duluth. Looking for a
trustworthy, responsible individual to be the caretaker of a
small apartment complex in Duluth. The job will require mowing,
snow removal, and a few other tasks and overseeing the property.
Basic knowledge of plumbing and electricity a plus. The caretaker
will need to make at least a two year commitment. In exchange we
offer a free one-bedroom apartment with all utilities included.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PART-TIME ONSITE CARETAKER TEAM needed in Baxter. Looking for an
onsite caretaker couple/team for 24 apartments in Baxter. Must
have exceptional customer service skills and be able to
communicate well with others. Must possess good problem solving
skills. Must pass BCA criminal background check and finger
printing. This position will require some light
maintenance/repair jobs and cleaning. Responsibilities are, but
not limited to: Showing apartments to prospective new tenants,
processing applications/leases to the Management Company, rent
collections/deposits/rent tracking, apartment turnovers,
identifying/resolving tenant issues and concerns. Monitor tenant
files, leases, lease renewals, rent increases, and all required
documentation set forth by management and the owner. Weekly
Building cleaning/maintenance (vacuuming, mopping, windows,
laundry rooms, light bulbs, garbage, raking, mowing, trimming,
shoveling / salting, etc.). On call services. Compensation for
this position is free rent ($10,140 per year or $9 - $10 per hour
average) flexible hours for a spacious two bedroom, one bath
apartment with detached garage, plus a monthly bonus structure
and option for additional hourly maintenance/repair work (as
needed). We will be accepting resumes for this position until
filled. To apply, please mail your resumes to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MOROCCO

LIVE-IN HOUSE MANAGER needed in Marrakech. Our clients, with a
large residence in Marrekech, are actively searching for an
experienced House Manager or Management Couple. The clients have
their main residence in London. Although this is a second
residence it is fully staffed, therefore, the House Manager must
be experienced in managing a staff team of at least 20 people.
Must speak English and French, and Arabic is desirable. The ideal
candidate must have at least five years' experience working in a
senior capacity. Duties will include planning, coordinating and
organizing events; managing the household calendars and
schedules; supervising home maintenance projects; dealing with
contractors; recruiting and managing the household staff. Working
hours are longer when the client is in residence. Working hours
will be Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 6.00pm, and a flexible
schedule for longer hours when they are in residence. To apply,
please email your resume and salary expectations to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE

PART-TIME CAMP CARETAKER NEEDED in Holderness, NH. Work in one of
the most beautiful places in America and get paid to do it. Must
be good with boats. A family with camps on two islands in Squam
Lake in Holderness needs a caretaker to supervise the opening and
shutdown of the camps. This involves setting up three docks,
supervising 10 boats, four moorings, cleaning crews, setting up
boathouses (one on the mainland, one on an island), getting water
out of the plumbing system, ensuring all appliances work, setting
up and taking down tents, bubbling dock and boathouses. Can be
done by one very active person or by hiring a crew to help. There
is heavy work in May and June to set up, occasional visits during
the season, then August and September shutting down, then regular
visits during the winter to ensure the bubblers work, etc. May
involve getting bids and letting out contracts for bigger
projects in the past few years: new breakwater, septic field,
refitting a bathhouse and rebuilding a boathouse. Must be able to
keep tabs on expenses and assign the expenses to the three
different owners of the two camps, boathouse, and landing point.
Compensation will be based on experience. The current caretaker
is retiring after 10 years. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

BASKING RIDGE AREA - Housesitter needed from the day after
Thanksgiving to right after New Year’s Day, to look after two
dogs, two cats, three 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. Might need to shovel the front walk if it snows.
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

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER, HOUSE MANAGER, and nanny needed in
Long Branch, NJ. We have an immediate need for a live-in
caretaker for a full family. Candidates must be warm, caring, and
patient, organized and have experience with children, cooking and
managing a busy household. Must also be willing and/or experience
with helping family members with health/special needs and be
willing to stay overnights, including weekends. Duties will
include: managing all aspects of the household, including
organizing schedules, groceries, cleaning and laundry; taking
care of one child, including play, bedtime, feeding and changing;
cooking, including special needs diet; caretaking for family
member going through recovery; and errands and personal assistant
duties. Weekly compensation will be provided. To apply, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

POSITION AVAILABLE STARTING IMMEDIATELY in Santa Fe, NM. Our
awesome caretaker for the last few years is retiring. We're
searching for an experienced individual or horse couple with
extensive equine experience. Please reply only if you've recently
worked with horses and have extensive history around horses. The
horse care exchange includes a Guest House 25 minutes from Santa
Fe, NM, and $500/month stipend. A beautiful one bedroom, 600 sq.
ft. home, with kitchenette and bath will be provided, along with
a 20 acre property adjacent to 15,000 acres, with tile, high
ceilings, radiant heat, Wi-Fi, and natural light. It’s a
peaceful sanctuary for retired, work at home, nature types. There
are five horses with feed times 5½ days/week, two times a day at
7am and 6pm. A few hours per day for all work including grooming,
blanketing, mucking, etc. but we require individual(s) who are
not away from the property a lot. A full day and half a week
covered by others. Pets are okay. Non-smoking. One year
commitment. A security deposit of $850 and professional
references are required. Our current caretaker will serve as your
reference for us. Please have extensive recent horse experience.
Kindly send your resume and letter of interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This position is available immediately.

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in the Carlsbad, New Mexico area.
Homeowner with multiple homes on acreage seeks a Caretaker Couple
for a long-term, full-time job. The couple must take pride in the
keeping of the homes and landscaping.  This opportunity includes
salary, housing, utilities, and a truck for work use. No
children, please. Requirements:
~ Couple must have a solid work history in housekeeping and lawn
maintenance with long periods of time/tenure with the same
company/owner.
~ Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
~ Must be physically fit.
~ Must keep homes and grounds at guest-ready level throughout the
year regardless of the owner's schedule.
~ Provide immaculate housekeeping and groundskeeping/lawn care
for six homes of varying sizes.
For more information and to submit a resume, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE a trustworthy and self-motivated
maintenance staffer for our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Tupper Lake,
NY. Family owned since 1896, comprised of extensive tracts of
boreal and Northern hardwood forest, three lakes, 20+ buildings
and many miles of roads and hiking trails. We offer the
possibility of a live-in caretaker position at our remote camp,
perfect for the avid outdoorsman. We value all skill sets and
offer the ability to grow into a leadership role in our
organization. Candidate would join our Superintendent couple in
the year round operation of our seasonal camp. Carpentry,
electrical, plumbing, mechanical and safe chainsaw operation are
all highly valued skills. These combined with a service oriented
mindset when dealing with owners and guests would make for our
perfect hire. We offer competitive wages and vacation time to the
right individual ready to join our team. All applicants will be
required to submit to a background check and provide a list of
professional references. Please contact the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed for part-time cooking/cleaning in
the Rhinebeck, NY Area. Must be able to take care of our home (an
old converted Inn built in 1780 and set in beautiful grounds)
with the owners (a couple with three children) visiting less than
100 days per year, as well as rentals when they happen where tips
are earned in addition to the compensation below. Long hours
required in the summer seasons and substantial down time in the
winter months to explore Dutchess County, hiking and pursue
personal hobbies when the house is not occupied.
Chef/Housekeeper/Caretaker job knowledge and expectations require
culinary experience, must be knowledgeable about maintaining,
cleaning and preserving a wide variety of surfaces, follow
instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies, be able
to self-motivate and work independently without supervision,
maintenance of the property, basic cooking (must be familiar
with, and have worked with, standard kitchen equipment), and
cleaning, plan and serve the menu according to the home owner’s
needs, shop for food and kitchen supplies and equipment, stock,
organize and clean the kitchen, plan and prepare food for parties
on occasion. Previous culinary/hotel experience a huge plus.
Compensation will be $40,000 for a maximum of 150 days of
cooking/cleaning, plus housing and utilities provided as
caretakers for the basic oversight of the property. Accommodation
is one open studio apartment so this would be most suitable to
couples. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUNTRY LIVING AND HORSIN' AROUND. Looking for a strong, hardy,
compassionate person to live on site and care for the rescued
equines at Peaceful Acres - wonderful horses, donkeys, mules,
minis and a friendly goat. Located in New York between Albany and
Saratoga, our farm has rolling hills, beautiful views, barns and
yurts. Cabin housing and a stipend included. A love for the
outdoors and equine care is a must. Must have horse care
experience and be able to drive a tractor to primarily
participate in feeding and light maintenance. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

WORK FOR ACCOMMODATION. Must be ready to start immediately. Some
Housekeeping experience is preferable. Shared accommodation
provided with power and Wi-Fi included for two hours of work for
six days per week. Should have a valid Visa (Working Holiday
Visa, or Open Visa). Minimum two weeks commitment. If this sounds
like you ...then please drop by our Office at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in person.  If you want to earn some extra
income, you can work during the evenings in the nearby
restaurants.

HOUSEKEEPER AND ASSISTANT NEEDED in Hanmer Springs. This work for
accommodation position is available now in our Hanmer motel. No
experience necessary. We are looking for a person to join us and
live in our office three bedroom townhouse with a great view. We
have free Wi-Fi, laundry, spa, and BBQ. Work with a friendly
backpacker team, live on site in shared house. Hours are between
10am - 1pm, for a total of about 10 hours a week to cover
accommodation. We are in a busy town in the countryside, located
two hours from Christchurch. Work is mainly cleaning motel rooms
(make beds, clean kitchens and bathrooms, dust and present the
units for incoming guests), some gardening and maintenance. Must
have an eye for detail as well as the ability to work in a team.
If this sounds like you, please apply by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look forward to hearing from you.

CARETAKER COUPLE POSITION is available on Waiheke Island. A
physically active couple are sought for the position of joint
caretakers on a private Waiheke Island property. The joint roles
include maintenance of lawns, pathways, ponds, gardens, buildings
and other structures plus cleaning of domestic dwellings and a
guest accommodation cottage. The main attributes sought are:
fitness; health and safety (it’s important to follow all H&S
requirements of working with machinery and occasional work on
scaffolding); practical (it is important to have some practical
building maintenance and repair skills); personality (need to
have the ability to work alongside the owners and be adaptable to
change. Good communication skills required for dealing with
visitors). An annual salary plus a small two bedroom cottage
located on the property comprise the remuneration package. The
cottage is not suitable for children. Applicants must have an AWD
or 4WD vehicle. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


OKLAHOMA

RETIRED MAN SEEKS HELP in East Oklahoma, in a small town of 700
people. I’m starting a cycle museum, petting zoo, and a music
venue and will need help with that. You will get a cabin,
privacy, and a canoe. For more info, please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Sorry, but I do not have a phone or email
here).

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a mature
individual who has horse and cattle experience as well as
maintenance/landscaping experience. We are a small performance
horse ranch that specializes in team roping. We need the
day-to-day chores done: feeding, watering and taking care of
livestock as well as mowing and weed-eating (during the season)
and general maintenance and up keep of the ranch. This is a
long-term position. If this is something that you may be
interested in please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

FULL-TIME RANCH HAND/CARETAKER NEEDED in Maupin, Oregon. Help
needed to feed cows/calves (between 30 to 50), maintain fences,
secure property, and other ranch maintenance. Salary will be
$3,000 month, and housing is a possibility for the right
candidate. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Grants Pass. My wife and I (70’s)
and our Labrador Retriever live in a beautiful and secluded 5,000
square foot log cabin located on 16 acres overlooking the Rogue
River with an organic vegetable garden, fruit orchard and chicken
coup. We have some health issues and we need a couple to take
care of the property and keep our main house clean weekly. I
enjoy kayaking and working on the property, but need additional
help. We have a 1,500 square foot, two bedroom/den and two
bathroom caretaker’s log cabin on the property for you to live
in with a deck overlooking the Rogue River and our garden. This
modern cabin has air-conditioning, washer/dryer, refrigerator,
dishwasher and other amenities. We need about 25 hours/week or
more of caretaking on the property and home cleaning. Other
examples are lawn care, fertilization, weeding, trail/stair
repair, and housecleaning. The caretakers unit rents for
$1,600/month, so this would be covered by trading work for rent
as well as an additional $500/month for work done at $20/hour for
additional caretaking hours worked. We pay water, trash, cable
and the caretaker pays utilities. Skills required: vegetable
orchard gardening, power/hand tools, riding lawn mower,
landscaping, handyman, carpentry, cooking, house cleaning, and
caregiving. This position is perfect for a married couple with
some additional income like military, pension, or social security
who loves gardening with strong handyman and caregiving skills
who wants to live on the Rogue River. You must undergo a thorough
background check, have a valid driver’s license, and undergo a
significant interview process to apply for this position. To
apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PANAMA 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Cat Sanctuary. This is a full-time job for
a cat lover. Los Mininos (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) is a purpose
built sanctuary near Boquete. Responsibilities include: provide
food and water, clean litter boxes, sweep, wash down floors and
walls with disinfectant, clean bowls and beds, laundry, inventory
supplies, maintain grounds and infrastructure, other. Must also
be able to figure dosages, administer meds orally and by
injection. Must be fluent in English (speaking, reading, and
writing). Intermediate level or higher Spanish helpful. Must
adore cats! Seeking a self-starter who can work well with little
supervision. Previous veterinary or cat sanctuary experience
helpful. An on-site one bedroom apartment in exchange for partial
salary will be provided, if interested. Salary commensurate with
experience/capability, and consistent with local wages.
Absolutely no drug or substance abuse allowed. A drug test is
pre-requisite for employment. Please email your letter of
interest or resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in Swiftwater, PA. Looking for a new
start? We have an immediate opening for a live-in caretaker for a
local restaurant and development company in Swiftwater. Gentleman
preferred (as living quarters provided are with men), non-smoker,
no drugs, and a small pet is a possibility. Diverse duties
include overall general building maintenance, janitorial
services, keeping of the grounds, light carpentry, painting,
etc., although duties will increase as pending projects require.
Extra hours are available in the restaurant on an as needed
basis. Room and board provided, as well as hourly wage, which is
negotiable as per your level of experience. Checkable references
are required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

PORTUGAL 

HELP NEEDED on my permaculture, orchard and self-construction
work in Sao Jorge, an island in the central group of the Azores
archipelago. I have a small plot of 3,000 square meters, plus a
campsite by the sea with natural pools. We are two people in this
atypical place and work an organic vegetable garden and organic
orchard, (permaculture trend) and the self-construction of a
small studio in volcanic stones and local wood. The vegetable
garden feeds us about 80% in the summer, and there is always
maintenance and new seeds to plant, vegetable liquid manure for
the vegetable garden, weeding, picking, etc. A small greenhouse
is planned and a henhouse for a few hens for our needs in fresh
eggs. Help is needed in the vegetable garden, in the orchard, and
to take care of young fruit trees and a little on the wood
construction (according to experience), on the ground, to
strengthen the small stone walls ... and a lot of other little
things. Currently, we are looking for someone with experience in
organic gardening, around 40 - 60 years old, who is able to help
us or to work alone from time to time, with knowledge of plants
and organic vegetables. A good handyman with experience would
also be welcome. We are also responsible for a campsite 15 km
from our land, with a Snack Bar currently opening. The campsite
is open, the Snack Bar opens at the beginning of August, so there
is a possibility of reception in both places. It depends on the
competence of the person. A sleeping bag and rain gear are
required (and yes, it rains in the Azores too and it's good for
nature). Wi-Fi is available everywhere on the island. We live a
healthy lifestyle free from alcohol and drugs. Do not hesitate to
contact us to find out more, and introduce yourself a little, to
try to get to know each other better. Sincerity is essential. If
you are in Portugal, do not hesitate to contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on her Portuguese mobile number.

RHODE ISLAND 

DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED in Narragansett, RI. An elderly gentleman
is looking for an experienced couple to work year round and
manage his estate. The couple must be able to handle in-house and
outside ground maintenance. Daily housekeeping of the main
residence, laundry, ironing, organize closets, packing and
unpacking for travel, shopping, meal planning, family cooking for
principal and guests, both must drive, some landscaping, snow
removal, plant vegetable garden, oversee vendors. Living quarters
would be your own private cottage on the premises, salary is
$150,000 gross per year plus benefits. Please email a detailed
resume, with all reference names and contact information, any
letters of reference you may have and include a recent photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX My personal assistant will conduct selected
candidates for a telephone FaceTime or Skype interview before
being brought up for an interview. 

SOUTH CAROLINA

HISTORIC PLANTATION SEEKS HIGHLY SKILLED COUPLE to live on the
plantation in a spacious four bedroom, 2½ bath, two story house
with pool. Must be a high energy couple, each bringing an expert
skill set. Skill sets may vary, combination may vary. Skill sets
needed are 1) horticulture/gardening, 2) fine finish carpentry
skills, 3) fine house painting. Salary is $65,000, plus housing.
Please respond by telephone only to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SOUTH DAKOTA

FULL-TIME PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED at a Luxury Hunting Lodge near
Pierre, South Dakota. This is a “Jack of all trades”,
full-time position. Along with a strong farming background,
experience with maintenance, HVAC, mechanical, and a strong work
ethic are all essential. Good people skills as well as dog
handling experience are also required. We are seeking someone
looking for a long lasting career who is detail oriented and
takes pride in what they do. A newly remodeled three bedroom
house is included. There is a salary range of $40,000 based on
experience. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SWITZERLAND

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in Geneva. Our client, a British
family with four young children who live in Geneva require an
experienced domestic couple to live in. You should be a capable
Housekeeper/Houseman Couple who will work well together to
maintain the interior and exterior of the household to a high
standard. Requirements include: preferably good spoken English,
and one of you must speak good French; both must be competent
drivers on both sides of the road; cooking skills for simple
meals (reheating food cooked by the private chef);
self-motivation, house proud, common sense and a strong ‘can
do’ attitude; willingness to work as a team and to help out
where needed; prepared to travel occasionally joining the family
on holidays – therefore you must be allowed travel to the UK,
Europe and the USA. Duties will include: housekeeping –
laundry, ironing; table service; pet care (small dogs/cat);
shopping and running errands; maintenance and care of the pool
and vehicles; overseeing outside contractors/gardeners; driving
including school runs, guest drop offs, airport pick-ups. They
are an informal family who lead very busy lives and require their
staff to be willing and flexible. You must be happy to work as
part of a wider team to support the family – training will be
given as to their specific requirements. A private yachting
background would be desirable but not essential. They have four
children aged one to eight years old with three rotating Nannies,
Security/Butler, Private Chef and Private Tutors. Accommodation
will be a one bedroom, sitting room, and kitchenette with a
separate entrance. Working days will be 5½ days per week (some
weekends will be required but not all). Working hours: 7.00am –
7.00pm with a break during the day. Salary, depending on
experience, will be £70,000 - £75,000 gross per annum. To
apply, please email your resume and salary expectations to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

CARETAKER OR CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at Potter's Point (an
unincorporated community on the north bank of Caddo Lake), on the
border between Texas and Louisiana. This position is for a
retired but healthy couple who knows about plants, but there is
all the fishing you can do too! A single person is OK too. We
have a two bedroom/bath house, big porch and boat slip...next to
Caddo Lake (the most beautiful lake in Texas) that is smallish
but clean with central air-conditioning and modern conveniences.
You pay for your own power and cable/dish, I pay water. Rent is
free ($1,000/month value) and pay is an additional $1,000/month.
We live in Dallas and come down to Caddo Lake every two to three
weeks. You would be assisting the property manager. The job is
mowing our yard, edging, and keeping the chickens fed and clean.
If you have a medical condition that does not allow you to work
in the heat, please do not apply. You would work Monday through
Friday, and check chickens on the weekends. You must know about
sprinkler systems, and how to garden. It is a plus if you have
your own tools but not required. You must know about plants in
general, and keep everything watered, fed and healthy from pests,
Organic preferred. Winter is easier. You must have dependable
transportation. If you are afraid of critters, do not apply. I
will require a list of references and a background check will be
performed. The last caretaker lasted only two years because his
wife did not like the lake. I’m looking for another long-term
relationship. Questions are welcomed! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RANCH HELP NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Conroe, TX. Must have knowledge of horses, fence building. The
salary will be $500 a week (or $300 a week and live-in
accommodation provided). To apply, please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WHAT’S YOUR PASSION? Unique opportunity available for a couple
or single person seeking a great place to live and work in the
Texas Hill Country on a destination property. Skilled
Carpenter/Cabinet maker? There's a complete woodworking shop full
of vintage/antique projects. Creative landscaping passions?
Property has nine acres that we are looking to add pathways,
fencing, fountains and another Gazebo sourced from Antique Corn
cribs. General maintenance or housekeeping skills? There’s 11
structures from a 1910 farm house to our newly restored (on site)
1952 Vintage Spartan RV. Ideally looking for full-time, but have
had amazing workcampers/live onsite couples working less days.
Furnished apartment for full timers and two RV sites - FHU/free
washer/dryers plus compensation depending on skills and work
schedule. Team members must be physically able and motivated to
perform tasks. Animal lovers a must. We are energetic and able to
work right there with you. We request references from you and can
provide references for you from our “like minded” returning
team members. These team members had great skill sets, attention
to detail, and took pride in their passions. Our business of 29
years is continuing to grow and we are excited to find the right
fit for all. What’s your passion?  Please share your resume and
how you feel we can meet each other's objectives. Please email
your resume to caretaker@caretaker.org and please include
“Texas Hill Country Position” in the Subject Line for
forwarding purposes.

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in the Burnet, TX area.
Maintain a 100+ acre ranch, and three properties in Burnet and
one in Leander. These are long-term, full-time jobs and the
couple must take pride in the ranch with horses, cows, chickens,
a dog, two houses, and landscaping on all three pieces of
property. There are no children living at home. The couple must
have a solid work history, and both parties must have a valid
Texas driver’s license. Must be physically fit and able to lift
up to 50 lbs. When the owner and guests are in residence,
adjusted work schedules are required to accommodate. Must be able
to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Ranch work
can be a seven day a week job but typically five days are
expected, with animal care and emergencies on the other two days.
Must have references. This opportunity includes $55,000 annual
salary for the couple, housing, utilities, and a truck for work
use. Medical, dental, vision, 15 days of paid time off annually,
401k, and annual raises. There is also an opportunity to share in
the bounty of a spring and fall garden. To apply, please text
only (no voice calls) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH SITTER/CARETAKER COUPLE with their own RV needed in
Cleburne, TX. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 350 acre Ranch that is a
gorgeous recreational campground that sells annual memberships
and has just recently opened to weekend campers from Wednesday
afternoon until Sunday afternoon but annual members can come as
often as they like. We need a couple who will be willing to
volunteer as ranch sitters/caretakers/camp hosts. This is a
unique position, unlike many other camp hosting positions. Your
hours will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday (you must be flexible
on hours), hours will vary depending on weekend bookings. You
will have four days off (Sunday - Wednesday). Members pretty much
know what they are supposed to do but you will need to be willing
to meet and greet them as they sign in. The property is gated
24/7/365, and members have a code to enter. We need honest,
flexible and reliable hosts! You must also be financially stable
because this job doesn't pay. There are also projects on the
ranch if you like to stay busy but not required. We are located
16 miles from Walmart, Kroger, and H.E.B. And about 20 - 25 miles
from Albertsons and many other stores and restaurants. The
property is directly on the Brazos River and there are 66
campsites. You do not have to clean sites unless you'd like to
help with weekly maintenance on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
(that will be your option). Campsites line the river for 1½
miles of water frontage. We have a herd of 70+ deer on the
property, 30+ Turkeys and no telling what you might see here. No
hunting! You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will get back to you as soon as
possible. We need a couple ASAP until mid-late October or longer
if possible! On your off days you can fish, kayak or enjoy other
parts of beautiful Texas.

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND NEEDED. Mature person needed to work without
supervision. Duties include the feeding and care for horses,
cattle and dogs. Operate O turn mower, tractor and bush hog.
Maintain fences, keep the barn clean, keep tools, tack and
equipment maintained and organized. Exercise horses and get them
ready for ropings. Maintain flower beds and protein deer feeders.
Salary will be $500, plus Room & Board. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

UTAH

SEEKING A GENERAL MANAGER/INNKEEPER for a five room B&B in Moab
for the 2021 Season! This unique home has private Innkeepers
quarters, and five guest rooms. We are proud to have 5 star
ratings on TripAdvisor. Dedicated to green practices and organic
food (solar-powered). A like-minded Manager is essential. We pay
special attention to Zen/clean environment and beautification.
Managers must have hospitality management and work experience, be
in excellent physical shape, be the leader of the Team, and also
provide cooking, cleaning, and maintenance skills as needed. This
position is paid a salary over nine months, with winters off.
Housing on site may be an option. No pets, No tobacco users, and
no children. Resumes can be emailed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A HOUSESITTER is needed in suburban Salt Lake City from the day
after Thanksgiving until February 1 2021, while the owners are
away. Must be a dog-lover too, as we have one small dog. 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. If interested, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include references of your past housesitting and/or dog-sitting
experience. Thank you.

BOUTIQUE HOTEL GENERAL MANAGER needed for a beautiful property in
Moab with 85 rooms. Candidate must be familiar with Moab and
yearn to live in a small town with a huge summer season and
world-class national parks. We are shifting gears and looking for
an Innkeeper rather than an hotelier. Systems and numbers are
important but personalized guest service and guest focus are
paramount. Relocations candidates are expected. Requirements:
Day-to-day operations; 50-room or more experience, supervise
housekeeping, front office, and maintenance; handle scheduling,
vendor relationships, and hiring of new employees; grow RevPAR in
collaboration with the Front Office Manager; ensure positive Yelp
reviews; forecasting, budgeting, and adherence to policies; have
at least two years in a General Manager position; have a hands-on
leadership style and on-call when needed. Salary $50,000 to
$55,000; Healthcare package; Housing available; Performance-based
bonus. Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

LAND STEWARD NEEDED for an organic farm/homestead and retreat
center in Vermont. This is a year-round residential position
co-managing a stunning, secluded, 120 acre organic permaculture
farm/homestead and retreat center, with ponds, gardens, trails,
woods, fields, and hills. Vegetarian, spiritually oriented
community of three to six residents focused on personal growth,
meditation, and conscious communication. Requires integrity,
self-discipline, clean living, commitment to self-awareness, plus
skills in northeast organic gardening, homesteading, building and
equipment maintenance, forest management, animal care, wood
stoves, winter living. 2-month training/trial period followed by
2-year commitment. Includes a private winterized cabin, food,
utilities, internet, and $500/month after a trial period, plus
business profit sharing. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE for an
experienced non-smoking female, who is fluent in English with a
vehicle and references. Private room with bathroom and separate
entrance in gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia plus work
at riverfront historic property one hour away. Salary is
$16/hour. Room rental is separate. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WALES

I’M A BUSY SINGLE MUM to an 8-year-old, looking for some help
around the house with heavy chores, basic DIY, and grocery
shopping. We live just meters from the seafront in Mumbles, close
to many local amenities including several grocery stores and
multiple pubs and restaurants. The Gower is an amazing place to
explore with many opportunities for outdoor and water sports.
Swansea City Centre is around 20 minutes by bus - the bus stop
being directly outside the house. You’ll have your own room,
with Wi-Fi available, meals included although you’re expected
to prepare food for yourself the majority of the time. You’ll
also have access to a bicycle and various musical instruments and
art supplies. I teach English as a second language and this
homestay would be ideal for anyone looking to improve their
English language skills. Terms are flexible. Stays of two to six
weeks considered. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

LODGING GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED for a unique lodging property in
Glenwood, WA. This is for a location in an outdoorsy setting
within two hours of Portland. It’s a country casual
environment. Candidate must be willing to relocate to a beautiful
rural setting and have experience living in such a setting.
Requirements: at least four years’ experience as General
Manager responsible for at least 30 units. The ideal background
is a vacation rental General Manager. Other backgrounds that will
be considered include lodge manager, Innkeeper, hotel general
manager, and residential property manager with direct customer
service experience. Salary of $50,000, depending on experience,
bonus that starts at 15% and grows to 50% over 4-years, potential
stock equity, health, dental, and vacation. Relocation candidates
should be from the West and relocation assistance is negotiable,
depending on the candidate, on-site housing can be included.
Email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A SINGLE CARETAKER OR COUPLE for a 100-acre property in
Washington State. We are located in a rural setting in the
foothills of the North Cascade Mountains in Whatcom County, 26
miles from Bellingham. We provide an attractive well-maintained
one-bedroom and loft house and all utilities in a beautiful
setting in exchange for the caretaker(s) looking after the place
when we are away and performing some basic maintenance jobs.
Other work on the property as needed is paid at an hourly rate.
The position allows the caretaker(s) plenty of free time. Work
includes caring for three friendly goats and two cats during
owner absences about one week each month; seasonal grass
trimming, operation of tractor for winter plowing, maintenance of
equipment involving small motors, and fence and building repairs
as needed. Useful skills include basic property maintenance, use
of power equipment such as trimmers and chainsaws, and basic
small motor maintenance. Spring and summer are busier times but
still allow plenty of caretaker free time. Goat care one week
each month involves feeding, putting goats out to pasture in the
morning and back in the barn at night. Note that the main
compensation to caretaker(s) is the house and utilities.
Non-basic jobs are paid by the hour, but because of the small
number of work hours required total cash compensation is small
and the caretaker(s) will probably need some supplemental income.
Caretaker(s) must be nonsmoker, physically fit, and animal
lovers. The ideal candidate(s) will be seeking a long-term
commitment. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to
live inexpensively in a beautiful rural setting and enjoys
outdoor work. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ESTATE PROPERTY CARETAKER needed. Full-time estate caretaker
position available on Bainbridge Island, WA beginning in the
Fall. This live on-site (separate cottage) position requires a
person/couple with the ability to work independently, identify
problems and find solutions. Working with equipment to maintain
landscaping and the estate home will be your primary
responsibility. Desirable skills and prior experience include:
repair and maintenance of equipment from mower, blower, trimmer,
chainsaw to irrigation systems; carpentry; ability to lift 50
lbs.; plumbing and a positive customer service attitude. Vehicle
for work provided. Compensation will be salary and the on-site
cottage. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

ON-PREMISE INNKEEPER AND CHEF COUPLE NEEDED for a unique Inn/B&B
property in the Jackson-Wilson area. The location is near the
Snake River at the base of the Grand Tetons, where there are
year-round outdoor activities. The couple must have comparable
experience living in a mountain destination. Requirements: one
must be an experienced B&B innkeeper with at least four years
managing at least eight rooms and three team members. The other
must be a professional, upscale, trained, farm-to-table chef.
Both must be outgoing, polished, live an active outdoor
lifestyle, embrace green ethics, are destination-oriented, and
can handle very high occupancy. Event management experience is
essential. The highlight of your day should be receiving profuse
thanks from guests, returning from adventures, for the guidance
you provided. Benefits: salary of $75,000, depending on
experience, 1½ days off per week, a one-bedroom apartment, and a
month off during shoulder seasons. Don’t miss this exciting
opportunity! Please submit your resume by emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A HIGH MOUNTAIN NORTHWESTERN WYOMING RANCH seeks a year-round
caretaking team. The ranch contains 4,000 acres consisting of
river-bottom meadows and upland range which supports a summer
grazing operation. The successful candidate must have
demonstrable experience in guest services, improvement
maintenance, horsemanship skills and care, land stewardship and
ecology, and effective communication skills. This position offers
a competitive salary, health insurance, 401(k), house and
utilities. Please submit resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Are you a property owner who was adversely affected/impacted by
COVID-19 and by default summarily left your property seeking
refuge, and not intending to return? Are you consequently needing
a highly qualified Property Caretaker to secure your
property/grounds? I'm Michael, I'm actively seeking a position as
a Property Overseer/Caretaker and or "light" House Manager with
the potential to evolve into an expanded role. The position would
consist chiefly of being an on-site presence providing
unparalleled service, i.e. watchful/eagle eye on your high end
property/grounds; offering exceptional/sterling and superlative
care; safeguarding your coveted/prized property. The core
internal duties would be general maintenance/upkeep, and cleaning
to deep cleaning. Externally, it would potentially include light
landscaping, snow removal; to be determined. Optimally, it would
be year round but am open to a seasonal position. A skeletal
overview of my aggregate experience (15 years +) includes being
the Primary Caretaker for a mini estate pristinely maintained and
presided over to a Houseman (New York City) and House Manager for
a resort in the High Desert of California. Collectively, I've
worked in a variety of disparate domestic related capacities
rounding out the overview. I possess a certain Je Ne Sais Quoi
replete with dynamism, worldliness and unequaled professionalism.
Moreover, for your personal assurance I'm decidedly a
non-smoker/non-drinker; the embodiment of "straight
laced"/straight arrow, double degreed with a conservative
sensibility. Open to all geographical locations, nationally or
internationally. As a compensation package I'm seeking a
minimal/negotiable salary with Live-In/Live-On premises either in
the main house or Guest House. I can be reached at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

I'm a professional female in my early 30s and I have a work from
anywhere policy from the months of June through August. I work
full-time, but I am interested in caretaking from June through
August. I can help with cleaning, cooking, gardening, food
shopping, administrative work or other errands that we can
discuss. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and other outdoors activities.
If you think that we could be a good fit for one another, please
feel free to email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Fit Jackson, Wyoming based gentleman available. Have ten years’
experience in property management, mostly on a high end mountain
estate, as well as professional management in the outdoor
retail/resort industry. Landscaping-Project
Management-Equipment-HNWI
Relations-Construction-Warehousing-Travel
Logistics-Petcare-Automotive Mechanical Skills-Private Aviation
knowledge. Open to relocation in the mountain west area mainly,
but not exclusively. Have interests in the outdoors, agricultural
ecology/permaculture, geothermal springs, and conservation
properties.  Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Unencumbered 57-year-old woman returning to school near Reading
PA seeks a housesit, rental, or other living arrangements in the
wooded countryside. Camper, cabin, etc. Just a small space to
sleep and study. Albany Township, Berks County or any comparable
area within 40 minutes of Sinking Spring, PA. Also late June 2021
I will be seeking the same in Centre County: Haines Township,
Ingleby. Winter 2021/22 Texas. Kindly call me for personal
references, abilities, and with any information you may have.
Airbnb has taken any possibilities off the market. Thank you,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Pet Sitting, In-Home Grooming and Dog Walking. Oodles of Luv has
provided loving and safe care for pets and your home since 2016
in the Upper West Side and Washington Heights/Inwood areas of
Manhattan, New York City. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dear prospective employer, Greetings and hello. Let me briefly
introduce myself so as to let you know who I am and what I am
seeking. My name is Kyle Mike, born in New York State and raised
in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where I currently reside.
I am 37-years-old, never married and have no children. My
professional career is in ornamental horticulture and design but
I also carry a strong background in commercial and residential
property management. If you are a family or an individual who is
in need of a full-time and long-term caretaker of your property
than please feel free to contact me. My professional resume as
well as personal references can be submitted upon request. My
20-year garden and design career has brought me in many different
directions and offered many privileged opportunities that have
made me the experience, well rounded and accredited ornamental
horticulturalist I am today. The most important aspect of
ornamental gardening, I have come to realize, is having the time
to perform the proper processes and to maintain a patience and
steady pace related to the nature of the landscape that is being
tended to. The true intent of a garden is not the garden itself
but the relationships formed in and around itself. Post COVID19
finds me seeking long-term employment on a unique property with a
strong concentration on the ornamental landscape as a primary
feature of the property. I am willing and able to relocate for
the right opportunity. Please feel free to contact me for further
discussion by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

My name is Paul; I am seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver
position in California only. Age 73. I’m looking for a
permanent or long-term job position or work exchange. Excellent
references, and resume available. 30 years’ experience.
Housesitting, security guard, handyman, pet-sitting/care, house
cleaning, house carpentry/maintenance, wall painting, gardening,
grounds care, light food prep and cooking. Can run errands in
town and country with my van.  I have current driver’s license
and car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug free. "The
caretaker/caregiver with the caring touch". Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature non-smoking male seeks a housesitting position with light
duties (house plants, pets, etc.). Employed and working remotely.
NYC/NJ preferred. I can relocate anywhere with reliable internet.
I am quiet and dependable with no prior housesitting experience.
I can provide you with personal and professional references. I
drive and live in New Jersey. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional, experienced property management couple seeking a
long-term position beginning January 2021. Background in
hospitality and guest relations, house and groundskeeping,
maintenance, staff oversight, meal preparation, event
coordination and project management. We thrive in an
outdoor-oriented environment where we attentively care for your
home or business. Desired fields: property management,
hospitality, innkeeping, caretaking or domestic couple. Seeking a
position with housing provided. We’re open to relocation
anywhere in United States - we do travel with our canine
companion. To learn more about us and view full resumes please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ready, Willing+ Able. Single healthy man, 60, seeking a paid
live-in property caretaking position beginning Fall/Winter 2020.
I’ve been farming summers - Ski Patrolling winters, ready for a
change. I have a lifetime of garden, greenhouse, nursery,
livestock, grounds keeping, and maintenance experience on rural
properties. I’ve always cared for places as if they were my
own. I’ll beautify your place, I plant flowers! Self-starter,
detail oriented, hard worker. Prefer western US. Willing to make
a long-term commitment in the right situation. Remote properties
OK. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing
from you. Thanks!

Life Coach for the Elites! French single lady, licensed massage
therapist, Healing Arts Tao Tantra Practitioner Healer on the
Path, personal assistant chef, property/Inn/Airbnb/Resort Spa
Manager. Detox Quit Coach Retreats. At your service! Will
travel/relocate. Excellent references available. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, professional looking for a caretaking opportunity in the
lower Hudson Valley area.  The ideal situation includes:
reasonable access to a Metro North Station, and quiet one bedroom
studio type living quarters. Able to pay up to $400/monthly as
part of barter exchange. All mutually beneficial situations
welcome. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

My name is Michaelangelo Rosario, I am searching for a caretaker
position. I enjoy this type of contribution and with 30 years of
experience, I truly wish to bring a high level of
professionalism, integrity, and expected serenity into your home.
I have hands-on experience in all phases of housekeeping. I cook,
do formal serving, and personal fitness training with a security
background. I am wonderful with pets and have worked directly
with outside vendors such as landscapers and other tradespeople.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
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Vegan Chef looking for a live-work exchange. Partly to work as a
Resident Chef, and partly to work in exchange tending to gardens,
small farm, animals, etc. I seek an intentional community, a
farm, a ranch, a retreat center, an artist residency, or a
combination organization which has a strong public component and
is well organized. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, healthy, intelligent, hardworking caregiver/private
chef/artist (F) seeks a live-in position for the Fall of 2020
forward. Short or long-term positions considered. Over 20 years
of caregiving and hospitality experience. Seven years of live-in
experience with pet/farm care and grounds/estate management.
Skills in gardening and construction. Resides in Western NC, and
open to relocation. Excellent references, resume available.
Salary requested. Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you for your
consideration!

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