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THIS IS OUR 234th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       


Published since 1983        Volume 39, Number 6 

November/December 2021        ISSN 1074-3642  
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 32 states
and 9 countries
Caretaker Profile
Five Months To Five Years At A Writer’s Paradise On The Oregon
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



CARETAKER/AIRBNB COHOSTS and volunteers needed for a unique
Christian retreat/nomadic campground/hostel serving travelers in
northern Alabama. We aim to form a healthy, creative Christian
community that offers discipleship through a seasonal hostel and
outreaches to the nomadic culture. We rent out a treehouse,
caboose, hobbit house and many converted school buses! Lots of
fun, close to outdoorsy activities. We have full-time or seasonal
positions available. Jobs may include cleaning, management,
maintenance, hospitality, basic gardening and chicken care.
Cooking is a bonus! Rent plus utilities included while living in
the house, or converted bus. Your own RV is optional. A small
stipend is available. Your own transportation is necessary. This
is a rural area, 15 minutes from Gadsden, and one hour from
Birmingham. References required. Like-minded folks welcome to
apply! No addictions. For more information, please visit
follow up phone call.


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. No smokers, other pets or children, please. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER, handyman (person), gardener/landscaping
co-steward. A resourceful, creative person for a private healing
retreat sanctuary in Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon, AZ. Ideally,
someone with light building/fix it project skills. One who is
competent with irrigation systems for the multiple gardens on
this property. One comfortable trimming trees and bushes in this
nature wonderland! Work exchange for living in a cozy, small
trailer with outdoor covered patio, garden, hammock area, yoga
meditation pavilion, fire pit, outdoor dining table area. Must be
reliable, have your own vehicle and cell phone. Someone who loves
to commune with nature, is  healthy,  kind,  self-responsible, 
peaceful lifestyle and with an aware Presence. Work exchange for
“Caretakers Cubby”, additional hours will be paid. (Or if you
have your own small RV or trailer, there is an RV spot to park it

SEEKING SOLO OR COUPLE WITH RV, experienced in horse care to help
with ranch in mountains of Southern AZ. Duties include feeding,
manure removal, etc. Prefer someone who can operate a tractor and
do heavy lifting also. This is an exchange position for the site,
utilities and shared internet. Possibility of pay for other work,
willing to discuss. Need help ASAP. Nonsmokers, no drugs, no
heavy alcohol use. For more information, please call

EXPERIENCED HORSE CARETAKER needed at a Horse Sanctuary in
Sonoita, AZ. This is a beautiful Southern Arizona location in the
mountains, 10 degrees cooler than Tucson. Our Fall/Winter couple
has had an emergency and cannot come out to help. We are seeking
an experienced horse caretaker, solo or couple is OK. Must have
horse care experience - feeding, manure removal, manual labor,
etc. - this is not a "riding" job. The best candidate will have
experience safely operating a tractor, able to maintain a
schedule involving two hours of work AM and PM, be happy living
in a rural area, and can function independently once trained.
Heavy lifting required. Also may be additional paid hours
cleaning a vacation rental (until/if it sells). Must be a US
citizen, non-smoker, with no heavy alcohol use and no drugs. For
more info, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Kingman, Arizona. Responsibilities will
include feeding and caring for dogs, cats, goats, chickens, mule
and a miniature donkey. Cleaning pens, watering, etc. Must love
animals. Housing provided for feeding. Compensation for other
jobs. A single person or couple is OK. Must be physically capable
to do the job. No drugs. No alcohol problems. Prefer a
non-smoker. References needed and will do a background check. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a horse boarding facility in Flagstaff,
Arizona is looking for a married working couple for a full-time
on-site manager position. The stables experience four seasons at
7,300' elevation, averages 30 horses year-round, 75 during summer
months and space for 40 overnight equine motel guests. Managers
are responsible for all aspects of daily operations and need
experience caring for and handling horses, general mechanical
maintenance skills, quality handyman (minor carpentry, plumbing,
welding, electrical), excellent customer service skills,
service-minded with positive attitude and confident office
management skills including basic bookkeeping and employee
supervision capabilities. On-site one bedroom apartment will be
provided with fully paid utilities in addition to negotiated
pay/compensation. Looking to fill the position immediately! If
interested, please send your contact information along with your
resume/credentials to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dear Gary, I am newly retired and new to The Caretaker Gazette. I
wanted to know if you had some “best practices” to share with
me as I’m new to all of this. I’d like to get started
caretaking and housesitting soon, maybe get ready to take my
first position this winter. I’d love to hear some advice from
you. Thank you! Sincerely, Margaret P., Houston, TX
Hi Margaret, congratulations on your retirement and thank you
for your subscription! As far as advice, I always recommend
keeping it simple when responding to property owners. You should
have these three things prepared before contacting any property
owners: 1) Have a good, one-page resume or introductory cover
letter ready to be mailed, or emailed directly to the property
owner. In it you should highlight your experiences and strengths
that you would bring to a caretaking or housesitting position. 2)
Have at least three to four good, checkable references with a
brief overview of how you know the reference and include their
current phone number or email address for the property owner to
contact. 3) After you have your resume and references organized,
be available for a phone interview (especially in the case of
property owners who need to fill a position quickly and would
like to speak with you). Best of luck and thanks again. You’re
always welcome to email or call us with your specific

Hi Gary, I get numerous new positions emailed directly to my
email address every week from The Caretaker Gazette, but there
are usually just three or four new positions in each of the
emails you send to me. I have an online subscription. Shouldn’t
I be getting your Gazette issues emailed to me with more
positions? Please let me know about this. Thanks. Henry W.,
Salem, OR

Hi Henry, thanks for writing. When you entered your online
subscription order at www.caretaker.org a thank you message would
have appeared on your screen with instructions for accessing your
issues. For online subscribers like yourself Henry, we are unable
to email issues because too many Internet Service Providers block
our large email messages. Online subscribers can log into our
website at www.caretaker.org anytime using their email address
and password to get their 16 page issue. Each 16 page issue has
positions that are not in the email updates – so it is
important for online subscribers to log in to get each issue. If
any online subscriber needs help logging into their account, they
can email us anytime at caretaker@caretaker.org and we will be
glad to email back very easy log in instructions. Henry, I have
just emailed your log in directions to you - please save these
directions so you can refer to these directions anytime you want
to log in to www.caretaker.org. If you have any questions, please
feel free to email us. All subscribers, both online and print,
who have provided us with an email address, receive our email
updates each week containing new listings. We have many postal
subscribers who don’t use computers, who have given us an email
address from a co-worker, friend, or one of their children so we
can email updates to them, even if they don't use computers

I would like to thank you all at the Gazette. I have procured a
caretaker’s position through your pages and in doing so will be
fulfilling a long time dream of mine, relocating out west. I
cannot tell you what this opportunity means to me but would like
to offer my sincerest thanks for providing a forum to discover
these opportunities. Thank you, Peter C. East Lyme CT

Peter, congratulations on getting your first caretaker
position. I wish you the best on your journey out west! Please
update us with your new address once you settle in there.

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

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CARETAKER ASSISTANT COUPLE needed. We are situated in the
beautiful Scenic Rim area of Queensland with many national parks
at our doorstep and a river and creek running through our
property. We are a camping ground with caravan sites and are
busiest on weekends, being only two hours from Brisbane and the
Gold Coast. We are looking for a retired or semi-retired couple
to come and park their motor home or caravan and work with us.
Must be fit and non-smoking. Some of the duties for the caretaker
assistant couple position include, but are not limited to:
caretaker duties, office/reception work, general cleaning,
amenities cleaning, yard and general maintenance and routine park
tasks. Immediate start. To enquire or apply please contact us on

HANDYMAN OR HANDYWOMAN HELP NEEDED from travelers, nomads, or
groups on the road, with their own RV. Would you like to stay in
a beautiful bamboo grove near the beach, nestled between two
stunning mountains? We are on the lookout for the right person or
people to assist in a fun build of our new farm shed and shop in
exchange for camping, amenities and extras at our beautiful
Sunshine Coast organic farm and nursery near the beach. Our
off-grid property can provide you with free pastured eggs,
fruits, veggies, herbs, superfoods, and even rejuvenation
supplements from our health supplements company. We are located
eight minutes from Coolum Beach on Queensland’s stunning
Sunshine Coast, 25 minutes from world-famous surfing destination
of Noosa, near waterfalls, national parks, and hiking trails. We
are a family run property wishing to share our beautiful piece of
Australia with travelers. We can provide excellent park up
locations for your RV, filtered rain water, shared bathroom, and
Wi-Fi. We are in need of help year-round with our ongoing
projects. We are rebuilding a recycled steel shed to create a
farm shop for our organic nursery and farm, with a Green Hub
center all about sustainable lifestyles. We can discuss the exact
details over the phone but just to give you a bit of an idea, we
have everything here and are about to pour the concrete slab and
create the pathways. This would be perfectly suited to an
energetic man or lady with trade experience, or a couple, or
group of friends. We have family and other helpers here on site.
You might want to be involved in one or more aspects, from
building, carpentry, electrical, gardening, grey water recycling,
interior designing, irrigation, landscaping, painting and
decorating, planting and permaculture, plumbing, solar, tiling,
to building animal pens or play equipment. Please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information. Thanks.

SEEKING A FULLY SELF-SUFFICIENT couple or individual to camp on
my farm in their RV. I am developing a new farm from the ground
up, about 25 kilometers from the Merriden area of Western
Australia, located in the central Wheatbelt roughly midway
between Perth and Kalgoorlie. All I need is simply a physical
presence to deter any would be opportunistic thieves and
trespassers. There are limited facilities on the farm at this
stage, and one large shed and 1 x 32,000 liter rain water tank.
This would suit someone looking for somewhere free and quiet to
park up their rig until this COVID crisis is all over. I can
supply Genset Fuel, and a weekly shopping account for groceries
at the local IGA. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further

cafe on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. We are looking for a
couple with their own RV who want to enjoy Kangaroo Island. We
are wanting someone to help with our grounds man and cleaning
jobs for about one hour each morning, five days a week in
exchange for RV power, water and laundry facilities. Depending on
skills there will be some paid work. We have plenty that needs
doing in many areas. We will provide an area for you to live that
will be next to a laundry, toilet and shower block on our farm.
If you are in South Australia and are interested in staying here,

CARAVAN PARK CARETAKERS WANTED. We are looking for caretakers to
look after The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are located 6km from the
town of Quilpie, Queensland. We are right on a big lake and also
run sheep, goats and cattle on our property. We are needing
someone to start at the beginning of October 2021 and would like
someone who could commit for six months or longer. The summer is
our off season but we do stay open and there will still be some
travelers coming through. We have guest accommodation so there
would be some washing of linen and re-making beds and cleaning
accommodation to do. Other duties would include cleaning
amenities, camp kitchen and BBQ’s, front office and customer
service (checking guests in), keeping the garden maintained and
looking neat and tidy, collecting fire wood (would need to know
how to operate a chainsaw). No previous experience required, all
you need is a positive attitude, friendly nature and a bit of
common sense. If you are in Queensland and this position sounds
like something you would be interested in, please email your

ARE YOU A NUDIST, and enjoy the freedom of no clothes? We are
seeking a couple, retired or semi-retired to be our live-in
members (caretakers), for at least three months but would prefer
six months over the summer period. We would offer free
accommodation outside of Perth in a fully furnished two-bedroom
unit, free entry to our club social events, free gas, and half
price electricity. Please contact our secretary at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


WANTED – two persons or a couple to experience COVID Free
tropical living in southern Belize by caretaking
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Request a three to four week commitment any
time from March to November. If you have Peace Corp experience or
served in the military it would definitely be a plus. Even though
we have the place for sale, it does not preclude us from visiting
friends and family in Hawaii and California. If you are wondering
why we are selling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further details.


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 five 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

LOOKING FOR SKILLED HELP with a studio remodel and deck removal.
We have an RV spot with water and electricity. The spot is on
beautiful riverside property within walking distance to the state
park and trails, coffee shop, and its own private swim hole and
rafting right along the property. The property is in Lotus, CA
along the American River. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
any questions or interest. 

I’M LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for my 10 acres of land in Los
Angeles County. There is plenty of room for a trailer. For more
information, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

large property in the San Luis Obispo County, California area. No
children please. Must be a mature, financially independent,
responsible person(s) with previous caretaker experience with
references. A credit and criminal check will be ordered for each
applicant. A mobile home is provided with utilities included as
well as a small monthly payment. The ideal person(s) will be a
can do person(s) who is trustworthy, is in good health, has good
communication skills and is drug free. Your responsibilities will
be maintaining the property, keeping the main house clean,
irrigating and maintaining plants, keeping grounds and drains
clean and free of weeds and debris, and keeping the property
secure. Previous experience with handyman repairs, carpentry and
plumbing skills, maintaining irrigation systems, gardening and
housekeeping skills required. Experience operating blower,
chainsaw, weed whacker are also required. Must have a current
driver's license and registration of own vehicle (truck
preferred). Please send your resume and references via email to

for free rent and most utilities. The property is in rural
Oroville, CA on the border of Bangor. We will provide: 360 sq.
ft. open concept cabin with a full bathroom, kitchen, and
parking. Wi-Fi, water, and weekly garbage pick-up is included. In
exchange for: 32 - 40 hours a month of work doing chores like
fence mending, weed eating, gardening, minor repairs, feeding
animals (two steers), yard clean-up, firewood chopping, etc. No
smoking. For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SAN FRANCISCO DOG SITTER wanted for three weeks late
December/early January in a two bedroom apartment in the central
NOPA/Panhandle neighborhood. My mellow, sweet-natured labradoodle
needs company, walks and feeding. Non-smoker. References
required. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

acres, located in North San Juan, CA, just outside the Grass
Valley/Nevada City area, very close to the clear water and sandy
beaches of the Yuba River. I am interested in having a person or
couple, who are honest and clean, with good communication skills,
along with gardening and building skills to assist me. You can
live on the land rent free, in exchange for some work and
assistance. However, you must have a self-contained RV, as I
cannot provide electric or septic. No kids or pets preferred.
Please contact me if you are interested by calling


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking an experienced Building
Caretaker to aid in the maintenance and upkeep of a 44-residence,
55+ building located in the beautiful South Oak Bay, British
Columbia. Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not
limited to:
- Maintain order and appearance of the common areas.
- Daily security checks and walkthrough of the building.
- Perform prompt minor repairs and preventative maintenance
included, but not limited to, changing lightbulbs, door repairs,
re-fastening walkway rails, etc.
- Perform outside landscaping including, but not limited to;
sweeping and blowing leaves from sidewalks and interior walkways,
removal of any garbage throughout property, salt and shovel
sidewalks and interior walkways.
- Maintain on-site office area, ensuring daily supplies are
- Perform and record monthly testing and inspections as
- Other duties as assigned.
Core competencies include effective communication, commitment to
excellence, attention to detail, reliability, and the ability to
build rapport with residents essential. Knowledge of electrical,
elevator, boiler, fire panel, mechanical systems, irrigation
sprinkler and timer systems an asset along with basic
construction and maintenance knowledge. To apply, Canadian
applicants should forward their resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING FOR LONG-TERM CARETAKERS for a horse farm and its
resident pets in Colorado Springs. Prefer a retired, semi-retired
or work at home couple but will consider an individual. Part-time
work in exchange for lodging in your own house on-site, all
utilities included. The property has beautiful views and privacy,
yet proximity to all conveniences. Experience caring for horses,
dogs and cats required. No drugs, no smoking, and no children.
For more information and pictures please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your questions.

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

HELP NEEDED in Colorado Springs. Looking for a couple to care for
our 40 acres farm and five horses. You must have experience with
horses, dogs and cats! Work is five hours a day six days a week.
Duties will include cleaning stalls and pens, watering, feeding,
turn out, blanketing, grooming, and other maintenance such as
mowing, plowing, dragging arena and pasture. You will also need
to housesit while we are out of town. Lodging provided in a large
fully renovated house on the property. All utilities are
included. This is a long-term position. Salary is $1,500. Please

FULL-TIME EXPERIENCED LONG-TERM ranch caretaker couple needed in
Aspen, Colorado. We are looking for a couple to care for our
Aspen private home and ranch, and to stay for the long-term.
Teams with hands-on experience (i.e. having done the work with
their own two hands vs. managing others who do the work) should
apply. Pay range is $40,000 - $50,000 per team member ($80,000 -
$100,000 combined salary) and also includes a beautiful caretaker
cabin on site. Only ranch caretaker couples should apply. Duties
are divided between the Ranch Manager and Household Manager as
Ranch Manager:
Horse Care – scheduling vet and farrier, de-worming, spray,
exercising, tacking up and grooming for the owner for three to
four horses
Pasture Care – fence building and repair, fertilizing, seeding,
cutting, thistle removal, irrigation
Landscape Care – mowing, tree cutting, trail repair and
building, irrigation, ditch maintenance and repair
Building Care – general maintenance and fixing when issues
Machine Care – small engine maintenance and troubleshooting
(tractor, lawn mower, four wheelers, etc.)
Car maintenance – clean and make sure vehicles are ready for
Household Management:
Household care – cleaning, some cooking and food prep, order
groceries and supplies, laundry
Childcare – some childcare as needed (driving kids to school/
activities, some babysitting)
Vendor Management – schedule vendors as needed, meet on-site,
To apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

beach time! We are located off I-70 in Glenwood Springs, CO. Our
town-home is located 10 minutes above town in spacious and scenic
Oak Meadows, surrounded by open space and trails. We are five
miles below the sunlight ski area, 45 minutes from Snowmass and
one hour from Aspen. Our home is modest, down to earth, clean,
and comfortable with four bedrooms (one with a bunk-bed) two
bathrooms, lovely gas fireplace and small hot tub. It’s an end
unit with large windows, beautiful views and sunsets. We are
hoping to spend some winter time in any of Hawaiian Islands
during January, February or March 2022. Please contact

PERSONAL ASSISTANT WANTED for a disabled person in southwest
Colorado. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FREE PRIVATE CABIN at 7,000’ in southwest Colorado, next to a
national forest, 15 minutes to a national monument and hot
springs available in exchange for help with a small vegetable
farm and off-grid rentals. Prefer a single or couple without pets
to start ASAP. Possible stipend provided depending on skills.
Also seeking someone to cook, clean, and perform occasional
online tasks. Interviewing as well for a long-term caretaker with
maintenance experience. Must have a 4-wheel drive in winter and
references. Each cabin is furnished with a kitchen, solar system,
and shower. There is a 26’ geodesic dome common space for
music, yoga, massage, etc. Good cell and Wi-Fi available. Please


FULL-TIME DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED for an idyllic Devon gothic
mansion. An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic,
self-motivated experienced couple who are skilled in an extremely
high standard of housekeeping, cleaning and house maintenance. We
live in a gothic mansion overlooking the sea with seven acres of
land in a seven bedroom house. We have donkeys, ponies, pigs, and
a naughty but lovable parrot so some experience of working with
horses (mucking out, field managing, etc.) a bonus. We are a
couple who work in the creative field who value honesty and
integrity. We offer a one bedroom cottage and the use of a car
included, salary £21,000 to £27,000 per person depending on
experience.  Please apply by mailing your resume and references


FARM HELP WANTED. We are looking for motivated and self-starting
team or individuals to work on our farm. This is a full-time
position. Must have a good knowledge of cattle, horses and
animals. Also, general knowledge of all functions pertaining to
farm work, including but not limited, to fencing, building
maintenance, grounds keeping, equipment (operation and
maintenance), handyman skills, cleaning, etc. Non-smoking
property. Please email your resume, references and salary
requirements for consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX: Seeking a full-time live-in general manager
or couple. Ownership is looking for a self-motivated, honest,
team leader (or couple) with excellent interpersonal and
organizational skills to assume full-time operational duties of
our upscale, 36-room XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX hotel. This year-round
position requires the dedication and motivation to create
positive and enduring experiences for our guests. The General
Manager role is an active, hands-on role that requires the
successful applicant to perform all aspects of hotel operations
and management, from taking reservations and cleaning rooms to
managing administrative work. There is a staff of eight,
including housekeepers, front desk personnel, and maintenance
person. Our General Manager of 5+ years is departing to tour the
world. This job is a live-in role. Experience with cloud-based
property management systems is required, and some practical
repair and maintenance experience is helpful. Compensation is
competitive. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and
references to the owner at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  The start date
is immediate.


LIVE-IN COUPLE NEEDED for a prestigious Provence property, set on
22 acres with vineyards and olive groves in the South of France.
The owners are in residence four/six weeks of year, and during
the summer it's a holiday rental property. Duties include
housekeeping with assistance from cleaning team during peak
season, pool maintenance, gardening and maintenance of the
extensive grounds. At least one partner is to speak fluent French
and at least one partner is to have a full clean driving license.
Accommodation provided in a fully furnished apartment with
balcony, and use of a car. Salary 45,000 to 55,000 Euros gross.
If you are interested, please apply by mailing your resume and


ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape, and exchange your
environment for the tropics. We have a 2¼ acre estate in Kona,
and are in need of an individual with finish carpentry skills,
light plumbing and electrical, painting, and general maintenance.
We could entertain a couple for this position, with the second
party doing 15+ hours’ weekly housekeeping duties. This
commitment is for a minimum of 90 days, however if all parties
are content the contract can be long-term. This position will be
open as of now. If hired, one can expect a round trip ticket from
your nearest major airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on the
property, we will provide you with private hi-end accommodations,
free cable and Wi-Fi, maid service once a week, gourmet breakfast
and dinner daily, and a negotiated stipend. Lastly, we will
occasionally give you free use of a vehicle to explore the
island. We are in one of the most beautiful parts of Hawaii, and
I believe in the world. No drug use, non-smoker, and responsible
alcohol use! The applicant must have his or her own health and
auto insurance coverage. This is a “Work for Hire” position
and does not imply employment. We are seeking a self-motivated,
organized, in shape and strong, and very tidy and clean
individual, who will work 35+ hours a week to upkeep our estate.
We are willing to train in our procedures, but you must have
experience and be proficient in the following areas: there are
occasions where we have projects which include sanding and
painting, pressure washing, and tiling. It is also important to
have some skills in plumbing and electrical. We undertake many
small and large projects that need to be accomplished in between
the general maintenance responsibilities. A fully equipped
woodshop is onsite. You must be proficient and competent in using
the following; saws (miter, circular, jig, band, table, scroll,
plunge circular, tile saw, and sawzall), multi-tool, tenon and
biscuit joiners, routers, planers, drills and drill press, dremel
tool, sanders and belt sanders, finish sprayers, and a rotary
laser. In addition to the use of the above tools, you would be
responsible for the maintenance and light repairs of these tools.
We have over 50 different fruit and spice trees and bushes,
vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical garden with
rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. It is fabulous. We all work
hard here, and we believe in quality over quantity. Our motto is;
“If you undertake a project with us, do it to your fullest
potential, or don’t even bother”. We encourage good ideas,
creativity, and a team approach. The property has a panoramic
view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel
this position might be your calling, please give me a call to set
up an interview (I can do Skype and FaceTime) and please send me
your resume and references, as well. All applicants will be
subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Aloha and mahalo! Please
forward resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include the terms “House of Kona, caretakers” in the subject
line of your email. My response should be received within 48

maintain an off-grid farm on remote, rural East Maui. Mature
fruit trees, food gardens, chickens, and abundant wild game.
Responsibilities include mowing, weed-whacking, hand weeding,
tree pruning, small engine repair, light carpentry, housekeeping,
and food processing. Operate/maintain tractor/chipper, chainsaws,
irrigation, plumbing and electrical systems under farm managers'
supervision. Rugged, windy terrain. Simple but pleasant living
accommodations, utilities, Wi-Fi. Stipend commensurate with
abilities and experience. No hustlers, stoners, or snowflakes.
Available immediately. Please email resumes and references to

exchange your environment for the tropics. Our 2¼ acre estate in
Kona is in need of an individual who can care for its landscape,
gardens, and general maintenance. This commitment is for a
minimum of 90 days, but a longer-term position could be possible,
if all parties are content. This position is available now. If
hired, one can expect round trip airfare from your nearest major
airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on the property, we will provide
you with private hi-end accommodations with cable and Wi-Fi, maid
service once a week, gourmet breakfast and dinner, and a
negotiated stipend. Lastly, we will occasionally give you free
use of a vehicle to explore the island. We are in one of the most
beautiful parts of Hawaii, and I believe in the world. We are
seeking a self-motivated, organized, in shape and strong, and
very tidy and clean individual, who will work 36+ hours a week to
upkeep our estate’s land, agriculture, and gardens. We are
willing to train in our procedures, but you must have experience.
There are occasions where we have to do a little sanding and
painting, and pressure washing. We live in a jungle, where it is
absolutely necessary to spray herbicides and insecticides. We do
our best to be as organic as possible. You must be proficient and
competent in using a commercial mower, weed eater, blower, hedge
trimmer, chain saw, pole chain saw, and silky pole saw. We use
mostly Stihl equipment, and have an echo weed eater, and a
commercial mower by Honda. This equipment will be your
responsibility to maintain, and you should be able to do light
repairs on them. You will have to tend to all fertilizing and
weed maintenance. You must be competent in installing,
maintaining, and repairing irrigation. We use Toro products. We
have over 60 different fruit and spice trees, and edible berries
and bushes, vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical
garden with rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. We are in the
process of adding three lotus and lily ponds, and in late 2021 we
are hoping to open our pigmy goat farm. It is fabulous, but it is
hard work to maintain all of them. If you love plants and the
outdoors, this is your dream job. The property has a panoramic
view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel
this position might be your calling, please send me your resume
and a list of references. I will review them and give you a call
to set up an interview time. I can do Skype and FaceTime. No drug
use, non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! Please have one of
these options available for your interviews. All applicants will
be subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Please forward resumes and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the terms “House
of Kona, caretakers” in the subject line of your email.
Responses should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and mahalo!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from December 28, 2021 to January 6, 2022.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will have the opportunity to
participate in a project where they 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 and sustainability,
and you also love taking photographs or want to develop your
photography skills, then this project is for you! While
developing artistic and technical photography skills, you will be
focusing on 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! You will visit local projects on
environment and conservation. These may include hands-on
activities or guided visits. Some examples include outdoor
cleanup tasks, a community dinner or a visit to a recycling
center, a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition. Some of
these activities are dependent on conditions such as weather,
pandemic-related restrictions, as well as availability of our
partner organizations. You will also have time to put the theory
about photography into practice, walking around and exploring 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. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX program combines learning,
sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its
culture, having fun, exploring the city and stunning natural
attractions in the Golden Circle or other excursions.
Participants should prepare to share environmental issues from
their countries and should be ready to spend time outdoors
walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing. Note
this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard work
camp. This project has a smaller work part and puts a bigger
emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community
impact. In this project SEEDS will organize a night photography
and aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop in the countryside
near Reykjavík. This will take place during late evening and
possibly into the night. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX participants will
stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a
kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Participants will sleep
in shared rooms or dormitories. Please bring your own sleeping
bag. For more info please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEASONAL CARETAKER NEEDED at a horse ranch in Weiser, Idaho. We
are looking for a caretaker to stay here from December 23, 2021
to May 1, 2022. We have a small 10 acre ranch with nine horses.
You can live in our house with two cats. Pay is $750 a month. The
caretaker must have experience handling horses! You will need to
feed the horses twice per day, turn out/bring in the barn. Hold
for farrier. Load up and take to the vet if needed. Must have a
valid driver’s license and pass a background check. To apply,
please email your cover letter with experience to


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a General Manager to be
responsible for the day-to-day management, supervision of
employees, hands-on work and successful operation of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a private fishing camp located in the
North Maine Woods near Brownville Junction, Maine, which operates
seasonally from early May through early October.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has 30 members, and the physical facility
includes six rustic cabins, the General Manager’s residence, a
staff cabin, a main (kitchen/dining) building and assorted out
buildings. This is a hands-on position with the successful
candidate having a working knowledge of not only how to run an
off-the-grid camp but also the ability and willingness to perform
all tasks required to keep the camp operating. The General
Manager is a combination of friendly and knowledgeable host,
manager of operations and hands-on facilities manager. The
General Manager position is collaborative and the General Manager
must have the ability to communicate effectively with multiple
constituencies. Key interfaces are with the members and their
guests, cook/housekeeper, part-time staff, if any, occasional
contractors, wildlife management officials and the local
community. The General Manager should be adaptable to varied
tempo of work throughout the season, at times slow enough to
allow for recreational pursuits and at other times hectic and
requiring long dedicated hours. The General Manager reports to
the President and Board of Directors of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Two
to five years minimum experience in outdoor recreation management
or related fields required. Housing, meals and use of a pick-up
truck during the season are provided as part of the compensation
and benefits package along with salary and health benefits
commensurate with experience. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is also
seeking a cook/housekeeper and the opportunity exists for a
family member or associate of the General Manager to apply for
this position. This listing is for employment for the 2022 season
and beyond. Applicants should provide a statement of intent and


WILL TRADE HOUSING for upkeep of property near Ocean City, - I
have a mobile home on three acres on a country road. It is very
secluded with a chicken farm on one side, state forest on
another, and a soon to be 14-acre pond on the third. I would like
to find someone who is interested in trading cheap living for
helping to keep the place up. I would like to find a single
person (male or female) or a couple who would enjoy country
living. They would have a one bedroom, with living room, kitchen,
bath, and large deck. Propane heat. The place is 800 feet off the
road in the woods with two wells and a septic. It’s very
private. I will help as much as I can: I will rototill the garden
and help haul in manure, supply paint and whatever other supplies
are needed for the house. You can have a dozen or so chickens and
a few hogs or goats. If you’re interested, please email me at

AN EXPERIENCED INNKEEPER is needed for a B&B Inn located on the
Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay on a large waterfront
property with private beach access. This is a live-onsite
lifestyle opportunity and is suitable for a single or a couple.
You will be the team leader, front desk, back office, act as
concierge, and be the ever-gracious host who builds long-term
relationships. This is a hands-on position where you will jump in
and help when and where needed. Staff includes a chef and
housekeeping staff. Prefer no pets. Requirements: Experience as
an Innkeeper or General Manager of a B&B, Inn, Lodge, or Boutique
Hotel with at least ten upscale suites, must be able to
successfully operate the property independently with off-site
owners, and able to live onsite in a studio apartment. Benefits:
compensation in the $50,000 to $62,000 range, depending on
experience and whether a couple or single plus onsite studio
apartment, including utilities. To apply, please send your resume


SHELTER IN PARADISE!! Seeking a secondary caretaker for a ranch
near a spectacular beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Housing
provided in exchange for keeping the place neat and tidy and
helping out the primary caretaker with occasional small,
light-duty projects. Commitment through mid-January with
longer-term situation possible. Candidate(s) should be very
comfortable in rustic, natural settings and passionate about
sustainability. Own transportation, experience with ranch life or
travel in Latin America, and basic maintenance skills are all a
plus. References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


building at Sauk Center, in Stearns County. Responsibilities are
showings, and renting units, answering telephone inquiries,
handling small maintenance issues, keeping the property clean and
respectful. The caretaker job is not limited to handling issues
for tenants. Rent will be free for caretaker in a two bedroom
apartment. You must be able to pass a credit and criminal
background check. Please send your resume and any pertinent
information on your qualifications, and include your phone

apartment buildings in Elk River, near Lake Orono. One must be
home days. Duties include: leasing, customer service, cleaning,
light maintenance, grounds and snow shoveling. Some nights and
weekends required. This is a part-time position. Compensation
includes a two bedroom apartment, plus salary and leasing
bonuses. We check references and backgrounds of all our team
members. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us

CARETAKER WANTED in Monticello for an apartment building.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a part-time caretaker (working 5+
hours per week) who would take pride in clean and well-maintained
common spaces at a market rate for a 15 unit apartment complex
with eight professional office spaces on the main level in
Historic Downtown Monticello. We are within walking distances to
stores, shops, transit, walking trails and the river! Primary
duties will include cleaning the common areas in apartments and
office areas, cleaning two office area public bathrooms and the
tenant kitchenette, cleaning of units being turned at the end of
the month as they come up, trash removal and general property
care, snow shoveling/salting/sanding as needed, lawn mowing the
small amount of grass areas, delivering of notices as needed, and
being part of the rotating on-call team for property emergencies
after hours, weekends and/or holidays. Must have a valid driver's
license and insured vehicle. The caretaker must have a smart
phone and be able to text, text photos, send emails and be
responsive. We are looking for self-motivated individual(s) who
enjoy establishing a positive rental community. Must live
on-site. We offer a spacious updated one bedroom apartment. To be
considered for this position, please apply in person at


A FAMILY IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY is looking for a housekeeper to work
and live in their home starting later this month. On site
separate living quarters with all living expenses covered besides
groceries and personal expenses. This position requires full
housekeeping, and back-up nanny duties of four children ages
6-11. Candidates must have the physical ability to deep clean a
large estate, be able to care for the family dog, and work Monday
- Friday and every other Saturday. Work will be 40 hours a week.
Must have an exemplary work record with references and have
experience in this line of work. Prior to hire, all candidates
must pass a 4/4 background check, motor vehicle report check,
drug test and a credit check run by the family. Private on site
separate house provided that can accommodate for one no children
and possibly pets. Salary starts at $40,000/year. Paid health
insurance benefits, 401K, and two weeks of paid vacation
provided. Vehicle and cell phone also provided. Relocation
assistance offered. Serious applicant couples should email their
resume(s) and references to caretakergazette@gmail.com with
“Missouri Position” in the Subject Line for forwarding


Flathead Lake, Rollins, Montana surrounded by beautiful
mountains. The job requires landscaping plus handyman skills
including minor electric, plumbing, and carpentry. Must be able
to supervise subcontractors. Must be a self-starter and
personable. Prefer a semi-retired couple. Compensation includes
964 sq. ft. two bedroom apartment with all utilities paid. Salary
negotiable. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resume
and references. Thanks.

is a minimal rent situation from October 2021 - March 2022. We
have three beautiful, wooded, very private acres. The caretaker
would stay in a very nice daylight basement apartment, and have
access to all appliances in the main house. $500/month, plus some
utilities. Must love on our two cats. The property is close to
lakes, skiing, hiking, etc. Must know about snow country living.
For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HELP NEEDED for an organic grass-finished cattle and crop
production operation at the foothills of the Sandhills in central
Nebraska. Have 300 stock cows with April and September calving.
Use rotational grazing. Our beef are sold to Whole Foods and
high-end restaurants on both coasts. Our buyers consider our beef
to be the gold standard for grass-finished meat. We also raise
organic white and yellow popcorn, soybeans and cover crops in
rotation. A lot of haying and field work during the growing
season. Some mechanical skills or ability to learn required for
shop work, equipment upkeep and repairs. Opportunity for growth
and learning with a chance to manage or take over all or part of
the operation. Possible housing available. Wage negotiable
according to ability, desire, willingness to learn and hours
worked. Winter months are much slower. Please call or text


need assistance in the caring of my horses (many rescue), odd
jobs, and grounds maintenance. Housing possible for the right
candidate. $15/hour or salary negotiated. To apply, please
forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


From Five Months To Five Years At A Writer’s Paradise On The
Oregon Coast 
Interests: Lighthouses, marine fauna and flora, bird-watching,
hiking, writing, emancipatory media
Quote: “I do not want to spin silly tales for money; I want to
write about revelations.” - Jack Kerouac

Catherine and Lucy on the deck at the lakeside property

	“Must love dogs” stated The Caretaker Gazette ad seeking a
property caretaker and pet-sitter for a few months on the Oregon
Coast. It was 2012 and time to turn a new leaf as I approached
60. Too young for Social Security and too old for most jobs, I
turned to the Gazette for liberation from the proverbial rat race
and constant rent hikes. After 34 years of award-winning
journalism, I found myself laid off like thousands of other
reporters as newspapers folded across the country. For years I
had written police blotters and wire service headlines but
yearned to trade the high-speed chases of body-bag journalism for
content that really matters. 
	Working as a remote freelance book editor for large publishers
kept me afloat, but I wanted to write one of my own. It was time
to stop spinning my wheels on the financial treadmill. The
Gazette ad’s promise of a summer on the beach with a dog
sounded perfect. As long as I had a laptop and an internet
signal, I was in business. Freedom from high rents: In the
documentary film “Random Lunacy,” globe-trotting free spirit
Poppa Neutrino, says, “Rent is the thing that beats us. It
kills our dreams, passions and creativity.” Mortgages,
maintenance and utilities keep us shackled to the yoke like wage
slaves for most of our lives, he explains, robbing us of our
freedom. We become slaves to the house and utility companies.
	The Caretaker Gazette offered a key to open the door to freedom.
Caretaking meant I could work from anywhere. It offered the
perfect lifestyle for a freelancer and the Gazette provided the
perfect platform for finding the right position. I sent a resume
with some references and poured my love of dogs onto the page.
The owners responded within a few days, inviting me to Florence,
Oregon for an interview, to look at the “cottage studio”…
and to meet Lucy, their 11-year-old yellow lab I would care for
while they sailed on their 90-foot boat. Lucy’s landlubbing
preferences were about to open up a writer’s paradise with
affordable solitude and the dream of a literary life by the sea.

	Lakeside living: As soon as I arrived at the property, I knew I
was home. Nature would provide breakfast every morning while I
walked the dog. A large 100-pound bundle of golden fur bounded
out to greet me and we became instant friends. The owners
interviewed me over a delicious lunch of fresh seafood they had
just caught the day before after taking their new boat out to
stretch her sea legs. Nestled beside their beautiful home on
Siltcoos, the largest lake in Oregon, sat a lovely 2-story,
2-bedroom, 2-bath house with cathedral ceilings, exquisite
furnishings, bamboo floors and seven giant windows overlooking
the lake. Imagine my delight upon learning this was the
caretaker’s “cottage.” 
	In between bites of fresh crab and salmon, the owners explained
the caretaker’s duties: turn the garden sprinklers on and off,
check the mail, put out the trash and take Lucy for walks. In
exchange, I would receive free rent, utilities and Wi-Fi on
Oregon’s most spectacular scenic coastline. I had no idea of
the next step when the position ended, but caretaking would
enable me to save for my next place. That night I watched the
moonlight glistening on the lake while a chorus of frogs sang
their hearts out. Lucy came and found me and put her wet nose in
my palm. I asked her to work some magic. The next morning the
owners informed me they had verified my references and the
background check. While they had considered other qualified
candidates, they decided to let the dog choose her companion.
Apparently, Lucy had chosen me.
Paradise found: And so I took up residence on this beautiful
property with a beautiful dog who would become my writing Muse. I
placed a desk at the largest window and watched eagles fly by as
my book took wing at last. With the beach just a mile away, Lucy
and I spent five happy months beachcombing, swimming, playing
fetch, hiking and rosy brilliant sunsets. We visited Heceta
Lighthouse, perched on a spectacular cliff high above the
crashing waves, and explored dozens of hidden coves and trails. I
had escaped the city with its cacophony, searing temps, hot
asphalt sidewalks and overpriced housing, and found a writer’s
paradise with cool sea breezes instead.
	The caretaker’s “cottage” was larger than any place I had
ever inhabited. Tastefully appointed with every amenity including
a laundry, utilities and high-speed Wi-Fi, such a home would
normally rent for $2,500 or more in that area. Free from the
pressure of constant freelance gigs just to meet the rent, I was
suddenly able to pursue my creative dreams 
	Best friends: Lucy and I became inseparable buddies. Every day
we went on some adventure while I also checked the watering
system and the mail and kept an eye on the property. A caretaker
makes all the difference in deterring burglars as well as the
bears and other critters while folks are traveling.

Catherine and Lucy’s ocean view

The Heceta Lighthouse

	From my windows I saw herons, eagles and wild geese and listened
to the most melodious birdsong. At night the frogs croaked under
a blanket of stars. I watched whales, waves, sea lions and
seagulls at the nearby beaches, all an inspiration for my
creative writing. Finally, I began writing the book I had waited
years to pen … my adventures as an investigative reporter. The
first pages of “Forgive Us Our Press Passes” were written
that year overlooking Siltcoos Lake with a lab snoozing at my
feet as my Muse.
An extended stay: Upon their return, the property owners
graciously informed me I could stay at the cottage until I
decided on my next destination. I was tracking The Caretaker
Gazette listings and even posted and ad of my own but had not yet
found the right position. I had fallen in love with the Oregon
Coast, the charming little town of Florence… and Lucy had found
her way into my heart. 
	Then the winds of change brought a miracle. I returned from a
beach walk one day to find a note inviting me to dinner at the
main house. That evening the owners shared that they had decided
to continue sailing south for the winter and become floating
snowbirds. They appreciated how well I took care of the property
and how happy Lucy was with her “nanny.” Working at home on a
laptop as an editor and writer provided constant companionship
for their beloved Lucy while they pursued their retirement travel
dreams. This provided the peace of mind they needed for extensive
sailing. Would I consider full-time caretaking so they could
continue their adventures?
Five months to five years: That simple little Gazette ad for a
few months in 2012 turned into a long-term position that lasted
five happy years. The cottage became my permanent writing
sanctuary and Lucy remained my full-time companion as I wrote and
edited books for many happy, productive hours. The owners dropped
anchor from time to time and their port time became my vacation
time to visit family or take some trips of my own, including a
six-week adventure in Peru.
	The freedom from oppressive rent and utilities opened up my life
to pursue my literary dreams. I began hosting workshops and
literary salons at the local arts center where I became the
creative writing instructor, a pursuit I still maintain now, nine
years later. I also became a freelance columnist at the local
newspaper and a regional daily, receiving a First Place National
Press Award, and continued editing books for publishers and
authors around the globe. A literary agent accepted my manuscript
and is pitching it to major publishers. For five wonderful years
I enjoyed a great quality of life on a beautiful five acre
property with wonderful people and a delightful dog. I thrived
and wrote and saved money, expanding my work and horizons.
	Flywheel to freedom: That caretaking position carried me from
ages 60 to 65 until I qualified for Social Security. While those
benefits provide a flywheel for my income as a freelance book
editor, property caretaking offsets life’s biggest expenditure:
housing. Lucy turned sixteen in 2017 and we shared one last
glorious summer of beachcombing and berry-picking. When her
owners returned from their summer travels, the vet confirmed
Lucy’s days were numbered. The time had come to move on and
close the book on this unforgettable chapter. I found a place to
live nearby and told Lucy I would visit her often. She passed
away peacefully three weeks later.
	The owners didn’t place her ashes in the garden by the main
house but right beside the door of my caretaker cottage.
Astonished, I asked why. They replied, “Because that’s where
she always sat waiting for you and that’s where she would want
to remain.” I placed a little statue there in loving memory of
my beach buddy and writing Muse.
Continuing the dream: I’m still friends with the owners, still
hosting literary events, and still a free spirit now at age 68,
so I still look to The Caretaker Gazette for my next adventure. I
became a subscriber two decades ago and appreciate Gary Dunn’s
consistency in providing this marvelous platform for matching
property owners with responsible caretakers. You are never too
old or too young to become a caretaker. For many like myself, it
offers a springboard for propelling your dreams. The Caretaker
Gazette offers so many fascinating opportunities and I am lured
by everything from French chateaus to Maine lighthouses and
Hawaiian plantations.
	I’m considering Italy and want to explore more of South
America. Whether I land in Peru or Perugia, I know The Caretaker
Gazette will hold some memorable adventure like the one I
experienced in Oregon. Hopefully, the ad will say “must love
dogs.” I’m still editing books to earn a living. But gone is
the overwhelming pressure since I can pick and choose the books
and authors. No longer trampled by multiple deadlines to meet the
rent, I have the time to write. The income that housing and
utilities used to evaporate now goes into savings – investing
in my future instead of the landlord’s.
	I like to paraphrase Virginia Woolf by saying that “a woman
needs a room of her own” – from The Caretaker Gazette! –
“if she is going to write…” For now, I’m living my dream,
thanks to Gary and the Gazette.

Catherine volunteering as a Heceta Lighthouse tour guide

PART-TIME HORSE CARE HELP NEEDED on a small ranch in Washoe
Valley, Nevada. We need a person with some horse knowledge to
live on site and care for 12 horses. Feed, clean, and water them
twice daily. We have happy, healthy, gentle horses of all breeds,
most former rescues. We are an older couple with a very small
ranch. We share our horses with children who cannot have a horse
of their own. Our little club teaches life lessons through horses
and ranch work. We are a non-profit. We receive no funding.
Living quarters is a 26' clean travel trailer, with Wi-Fi, cable
TV, and electricity provided. Chores at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. leave
time during day for an eight hour outside job. You must have a
source of income as this is a trade for rent position. We will
pay $50 a week if the work and living space is regularly
maintained, or we take that money and pay someone else to
maintain your space for you. We have some miscellaneous work
available at $10/hour cash to be scheduled usually at the
helper’s convenience. References and background check required.
Due to the nature of our program and the family and children in
our club, we are zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol. This is a
most important job as we are not a "facility" we are just grandma
and grandpa’s home with a yard full of horses…doing a good
thing and in need of a like-minded person to help. Our helpers
are treated like family and we always hope for someone long-term.
If this sounds of interest to you, please email


RESIDENT INNKEEPER WANTED for a New Hampshire Seacoast Bed &
Breakfast. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a charming, fully
renovated, seven room year-round Bed & Breakfast with special
event space in Hampton, New Hampshire, 45 minutes to Boston and
the Mountains and a half-mile from the Beach. The position is
full-time, year-round with two weeks paid vacation and housing
provided in a separate cottage on the property. Responsibilities
include making breakfast, taking reservations, supervising
housekeeping and laundry, hiring and scheduling housekeeping
staff, updating our website and social media accounts, checking
in guests and handling all reservations, payments and
interactions with all online OTA’s. Duties also include wedding
and special event sales and marketing and some event work. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Ocean Grove, NJ. We are looking for an
interim Innkeeper to live on-site to oversee the operation of a
16 room Inn, starting as soon as possible. The ideal candidate
will be responsible for guest services, room inventory/revenue
management, housekeeping, quality control, general maintenance,
marketing and event booking. The qualified candidate must be a
hands-on, self-motivated manager, willing to wear as many hats as
needed, be computer literate, customer-oriented and organized.
Hospitality experience is required. To apply, please email your

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 gets icy or
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

INNKEEPER WANTED in Belmar, NJ. The owners are ready to find a
friendly and self-motivated individual to take over Innkeeper
responsibilities. Will train the right person (no experience
required). Applicant must be friendly with a good work ethic, a
non-smoker with no pets, be organized and timely in handling
guests’ check-ins and check-outs.  Must have good references, a
clean background check, be a multi-tasker with a professional
appearance. Also manage housekeeping staff, inventory of
supplies, perform minor handyman tasks and maintain the
cleanliness of the Inn. The Innkeeper will be provided on-site
living. Compensation includes salary, room and utilities. Please
send your resume and contact information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


fragrance). An older gentleman in northeast New Mexico (close to
Colorado) needs light duty help long-term at his half acre
in-town property. There are a total of three houses, plum bushes,
apricot and Siberian elms, a variety of landscaping, and an
organic garden area that can be restored. Work part-time
(maintenance, handyperson, yardwork) for housing in a 2018 17 ft.
camper, with full hook up (needs water line winterized) and
occasional housesit (if fragrance-free) in my comfy home. Extra
pay for other responsibilities if interested: bookkeeping, making
deposits, pet-sitting, helping with the owner’s food prep
(natural foods) or errands. Location: Sleepy community in New
Mexico at 6,500’ altitude, 20 miles from a lively Colorado town
with events, galleries, and dining. Outdoor recreation available
in both areas. For contact info and photos, please text/call

TRADE FREE HOUSING AND UTILITIES for this caretaker position.
Looking for a handyman to take care of a large property in
Tijeras, NM. The job consists of general labor type work, mowing,
trimming, landscaping, and sprinkler repair, planting and general
maintenance! I'm looking to trade free housing including
utilities in a nice one bedroom casita in exchange for three days
a week of work! Applicants must have references! To apply, please

RANCH CARETAKER/MANAGER NEEDED in Sapello, NM. A small private
rural ranch is in search of a professional couple for day-to-day
tasks of but not limited to: housekeeping/errands-heavy; personal
assistant-light; snow plowing; wood harvesting; animals/equines
care; vehicle maintenance; landscaping; minor carpentry; and
handyman tasks. An RVer is preferred to locate on a spot on our
property. A full background check is required. Must have prior
ranch management experience with spotless references.
Compensation includes a competitive part-time wage, plus live
work exchange. Please email resumes for consideration to

A 12 ROOM LUXURY INN IN TAOS, NM seeks and experienced couple
responsible for cooking breakfast, kitchen cleanup, general
maintenance, concierge duties, check-ins, and basic innkeeping
duties. Salary will be based on experience and includes a
beautiful one bedroom house on the property with all utilities.
Only couples with prior experience will be considered. To apply,
please email your cover letter and resume to


CARETAKER WANTED: experienced estate manager/gardener to maintain
vegetable and flower gardens as well as other maintenance chores
around the house and property. The property is located in
Westchester, NY. Full-time applicants only. For more details
please email your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED at a recreational ranch in Upstate New
York in Clayton, NY. This live-in position on the ranch comes
with the use of a fully furnished caretaker’s cottage that
overlooks our beautiful lake, a base salary (based on
experience/desired work schedule), and full benefits for a
full-time position (health insurance, sick time and vacation
time). This job is full-time based on the mutually agreed upon
work schedule and job duties/tasks. Duties include grounds
keeping, water system management, irrigation, fence and road
maintenance, equipment upkeep, building maintenance and projects,
pond upkeep, pool care, light construction, painting, game
management, wildlife crop farming on occasion, security,
oversight of major projects, buying supplies, managing a budget
and other general duties typical of upkeep of this type of
property. Management of seasonal cattle program (this is not
really a “cattle ranching” job). After each visit/use of the
main ranch house and other ranch buildings, you will need to
clean and maintain the buildings. Assist on site as needed when
the owners or guests are visiting the property. You will need to
be available to work some weekends as needed to help with
entertaining guests. You must be flexible with the work schedule
as this is not always an 8-5 job. We need an individual or a
couple team with significant experience in a similar situation
working or managing a rural property. You have expertise in all
aspects of ranch management and are able to advise the owner. The
owner does not live on site, so you are a hard worker in
unsupervised situations and must be able to complete projects and
work independently. You have experience operating and maintaining
major ranch systems and equipment, some mechanical skills with
tools, landscaping, irrigation, general carpentry and
construction, fencing and repair, livestock, and housekeeping.
You can communicate frequently and clearly with an absentee owner
on projects and issues and can use a computer for email. Wildlife
management and farming experience a plus. This is a physically
demanding job. This is a long-term opportunity for a stable
person/couple. You must be eligible to work in the United States,
have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, no
criminal record or outstanding warrants and be drug free. You
must provide professional references in order to qualify for this
job. We will conduct a background check. To apply, please respond
with a resume and contact information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM HELPER(S) NEEDED at Tuatapere Village. Our lovely
backpacking couple have moved to Australia and hence we would
love help from folks who love the outdoors. We could accommodate
one or two people, wanting full-time work from any duration from
six weeks – three months, beginning now! We are in gorgeous
Tuatapere, minutes from beaches and the home of the Humpridge
Track and New Zealand’s best sausages. The farm is two minutes
from a local supermarket, pub and cafe, Tui backpackers and the
pool. Te Anau and Invercargill are both an hour away.
Accommodation is a four bedroom house fully furnished, with your
own private room. If you enjoy the great outdoors, love animals
and enjoy a drink and chat and great sunrises and sunsets,
c’mon over. We milk 1,200 cows on two adjoining large scale
farms, through two rotary sheds. A bit of milking experience and
a driver’s license would be handy. We look after our team well
and are looking for a keen, enthusiastic and fit person or a
couple/friends to help through the calving season. Our roster is
6 - 1 and we can tailor hours of work to suit you. This position
requires the new SSE visa extension announced recently or a WHV
(working holiday visa). To learn more please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then click on our Contact Us tab.
Cheers, Mani


A SUSTAINABLE FARM is seeking occasional caretaker(s) with their
own RV for a long-term stay in exchange for one weekend per month
of farm care and for back up farm care on vacations. Outside of
this day-to-day do as much as you like or as little. We are
nestled in the Brushy Mountain foothills of North Carolina. See
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information, and email with

people, related or not, to develop 18+ acres into a diverse
ecological system. Knowledge of rotational grazing (sheep),
no-till pasture management, perennial plantings, silvopasture,
homestead gardening, equipment maintenance, executive
organization and business are desirable, plus the ability to work
with an older couple. Basic housing, stipend and gifts of the
land offered in a beautiful setting. This is a good match for
someone with the desire and practical skills needed to awaken the
oak from the acorn. References checked. We choose freedom from
smoking, harmful activity and the effects of alcohol. Please send
questions, interests and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE NEED for a strong, proficient, stable single
person, or couple, with a varied skill set, to assist us with
property maintenance and care, in Western North
Carolina/Northeast Georgia, in exchange for housing, with all
utilities paid, and use of a Utility Terrain Vehicle. Small
monthly stipend to be determined. We have also started a new
grading/hardscape/contractor business and need a person to assist
with those offsite jobs - hourly wage or "per job" wage will be
paid for all of those contracts. If a couple, we are not opposed
to one person having outside income and assisting us on a
part-time basis, with one person being full-time. Skills desired
include basic carpentry, basic electrical/plumbing, and
gardening/landscape/hardscape work. Operation of (or site prep
around) heavy equipment, chainsaws, mechanical skills,
woodworking/furniture making, and garden/greenhouse knowledge all
a plus, but not necessary - more important than anything is a
can-do attitude, willingness to learn, and do whatever is
necessary to assist on the property, from running errands and
trash runs, to assisting in the repair (possible building) of
structures, tree removal, lawn care, gutter cleaning, and other
tasks. Must like animals (dogs/cats), as we have them on the
property and may need occasional assistance with pet care, and
must be comfortable with remote living - we are 40 minutes, one
way, to the closest town! Please - no pets, no kids, and no


HELP NEEDED. I have an Amish built cabin in Coshocton County, in
Fresno, OH. It is on 18.9 acres of land. The farm has about 20
chickens, 12 highlander cows, two emus, one goat, five sheep, two
pigs, an older horse (Deka) and a donkey (Billy Sue). The cabin
is 16'x30' with second floor bedroom with a 4'x6' deck
overlooking the valley. Heat will be via wood stove. The
caretaker cabin will have a small bathroom/shower, small kitchen,
and electric and internet access. It is free to live in exchange
for taking care of the place. We are looking for someone that
likes to live sustainably, help us with the farm, cut and trim
grass, take care of the animals and property. We always help when
we are there. There are plenty of places to work for additional
money but your living expenses are not a worry. On off hours,
there is an opportunity to explore the land and forage for wild
edible plants. Our goal is to build a permaculture farm and try
to be as sustainable, but also be practical. Eventually being off
the grid is another desire. Basically, make it so people would
like to visit, learn and maybe stay. We have two other cabins and
will be holding classes covering camping skills, etc. We do not
live there, but come on weekends. When we are there, we have bon
fires, picnics and other events. Not to mention, help with the
place. We work in Cleveland to make this all possible. There is
another cabin for us. We are trying to establish a permaculture
environment with fruit trees, gardens, startup grape vines and a
fishing pond. I can send pictures of the area and cabin. If you
are interested, please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Durham, OK. A large ranch in
western Oklahoma is looking for a couple to be our full-time
groundskeeper/part-time housekeeper for the owner's private
residence. The groundskeeper duties entail: maintaining flower
gardens, in-ground swimming pool, lawns, multiple lawn irrigation
systems, wildlife feeders and fences all located on the owner’s
private grounds. Also watering and caring for trees, general
labor handyman style various projects, caring for lawns at the
hunting lodge, guest house, and ranch headquarters and along the
main ranch road. Maintaining equipment pertaining to these duties
is also required. The housekeeper will be responsible for
cleaning and stocking the owner's residence, and assisting in the
grounds as necessary. The job requires being comfortable in a
rural setting and understanding the demands of ranch life –
with early mornings, and long spring and summer days. The
location is extremely rural with a low population. Must be
dependable, non-smoking, responsible, honest, positive, and
respectful with a get-it-done attitude! Must have a valid
driver’s license, and be willing to submit to a drug test. Pay
will be based on experience. The position comes with housing and
utilities. Please email your resume with work history to


RANCH MANAGER AND CARETAKER NEEDED for a 286 acre horse ranch in
the Coburg Hills area, northeast of Eugene, with a large barn and
six stalls. There is also 40+ acres of open pasture. The
caretaker must be prepared to do the following: daily care for
the owner’s old mare; maintain the property; help to lease out
stalls and pasture. The ranch manager and caretaker are allowed
to: use up to two stalls and pasture for two horses; pasture
animals (kind and number to be determined); receive 1/3 of the
income from stall rentals and pastured horses. You may be able to
live on the ranch if you rebuild the existing mobile home or
bring your own living quarters. Enjoy the great outdoors without
having to own a ranch, but absolutely no hunting or shooting
allowed on the ranch. For more information or to apply please
email your background to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Located in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon, the area is
known for intense natural beauty, great climate with four
distinct seasons, but mild winters. The ranch features over 800
acres with miles of trails, abundant wildlife, diverse forests,
tree lined meadows, live water streams, pastureland, and a
five-acre lake full of rainbow trout and the occasional river
otter. So this is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. This is a
part-time (approximately 30 hours a week during the weekdays)
position in exchange for housing, utilities and a monthly
stipend. Stipend negotiable depending on qualifications.
Additional paid duties available. Candidate(s) will also be able
to seek additional employment if desired as long as it does not
interfere with ranch duties. The caretaker house is a two
bedroom, one bath house with a garage (1,344 square feet). Front
and back yards are fenced and separated so you can keep your dog
away from your gardening. Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. Horses
are negotiable. The caretaker position would be ideal for a
couple. We have chickens, ducks, and turkeys housed in the
adjacent barn, giving them free-range during the day. We will
soon have alpacas in our pastures across the road. Duties would
include turning the birds and alpacas in and out; feeding and
watering animals; cleaning stalls. Other duties include some
seasonal mowing of pastures, yards and trails; general landscape
maintenance; clearing debris and maintaining trails and roads;
and other light maintenance and construction as needed. We have
all the equipment and vehicles necessary for your use. Please
email your resume, a list of two references, and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The cover letter should tell us the skill
set and experience you have that directly relates to this
caretaker position. Please include the length of time you feel
you will be available to fill this position. Six-month minimum,
ideally one year or longer. To see our Instagram photos please

located halfway between Florence and Yachats on the Central
Oregon Coast. We are a high end, six room Inn occupying the
historic light keepers’ home at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This well
reputed Unique Inn is known across the globe for its dramatic
scenery, rich maritime history, and gourmet 7 Course Breakfast.
Not only do we offer lodging, we also serve as an interpretive
center, gift shop, and a busy event venue.  Guests are welcome as
friends and staff is treated like family in a positive and
respectful atmosphere. Listed on the National Register of
Historic places and owned by the US Forest Service, it is our
mission to be good stewards of this property through restoring
and publicly sharing this national gem. To apply, please email
your resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WORK TRADE POSITION AVAILABLE. Farm/Ranch Hand/Handyman needed in
Boring, Oregon. We are looking for someone who knows how to work
with horses. The full-time job duties would include: cleaning
stalls, pasturing horses, feeding horses, cleaning water buckets
and giving fresh water, farm maintenance/upkeep of barns,
grounds, feed rooms, able to buck hay, harrowing arenas, able to
work independently and efficiently, be able to work with
approximately 15 horses, and get along with the horse owners. In
exchange for work we have a one bedroom studio apartment, full
kitchen and bath available. Utilities would also be included on
site on a gated ranch. We are looking for one person or possibly
a retired couple. No pets allowed, due to wildlife surrounding
the farm. If a secondary job is needed please mention this, as
the owners are willing to work with a secondary job since this
will be a job share with another ranch hand. This is at the
minimum an eight hour job. We do request non-smokers or no drug
use on the farm, we try to keep it family orientated since the
tenants are in and out all day long. We are currently working on
building a paddock paradise as well for the horses. If you feel
this job is for you please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We
look forward to meeting you.


seeking solitude to focus on their work: rent-free farmhouse on a
conserved, former certified organic produce farm in northeast
Pennsylvania in exchange for caring for our retired horse,
keeping a watchful eye on the property, and doing some minor
tasks from time to time. My husband and I are seniors, living
here part-time in a separate cabin 1/4 mile from the farmhouse
and barns with our golden retriever and cat. Our two hundred
acres are rural, quiet, and serene, a mixture of forest and
pasture, with two streams, a pond, and hiking trails adjoining
8,000 acres of state-owned land. It’s paradise for
nature-lovers! Pets welcome. For more information, please send
details about yourself, interests and experience to

PRIVATE ESTATE FARM looking for an energetic and physically fit
full-time gardener/part-time housekeeper couple in South Central
Pennsylvania. We are searching for an experienced couple to live
on-site to help care for the lawns, gardens, and buildings. The
gardener's responsibilities include monitoring the health of the
plants, watering, year-round pruning of trees and shrubs, mowing
and maintenance of lawns, weeding and care of extensive and
varied gardens, soil cultivation, digging, edging, harvesting
seasonal fruits, vegetables, and flowers, maintenance and
cleaning of hard surfaces around the property including paved
areas and driveways to include snow removal, sweeping and leaf
blowing under the direction of the farm manager. Experience with
use, general maintenance and care of the equipment and machinery
is necessary. The housekeeper responsibilities include cleaning
of two seasonally occupied homes, taking care of laundry
(cleaning and ironing), making beds, vacuuming and mopping,
dusting furniture, washing woodwork, polishing silver, running
errands, buying groceries, shopping for the household, and
preparing homes for the arrival of family and guests. The ideal
couple must have: a minimum two years' experience in similar
roles, strong organizational skills and take pride in attention
to detail, ability to meet physical requirements, good and
checkable references, valid driver's licenses, must be acceptably
fluent in English, adaptable and flexible, self-starting,
reliable and hardworking. The schedule is 5/6 days per week for
the Gardener and 3/4 days per week for the Housekeeper.
Flexibility is required. Some extra hours, evenings or weekends
required. The couple will be provided with a home on the farm
(suitable for children and pets). A generous salary and benefits
package, based on experience and personal and professional
references, will be provided. Personal interview required. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ESTATE MANAGER COUPLE NEEDED for a beautiful 30 acre Bucks
County, PA estate. Separate house suitable for a couple provided.
Interior and exterior responsibilities. Detailed job descriptions
provided for experienced, qualified candidates. Please provide
resumes with your salary history. Please email


COUPLE REQUIRED in the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside, to
provide help for a minimum of six months. This would be a
full-time engagement to a working family and their farming
business. Accommodation is available on site.  Duties include but
are not limited to: household cleaning, maintenance, washing, and
ironing, general office administration for the family (two days a
week - estimated). Grounds, patios, maintenance, outbuildings
repairs, gardens, fences, roofs, livestock management support;
Occasional Food shopping, childminding, school drop off/pick up.
Duties required Monday to Friday, but occasionally weekend cover
may be required. To apply, please mail your resume and references


able to operate and maintain hay production equipment. Additional
duties include limb cutting, shredding, road maintenance, and
water well maintenance. House, utilities, water, and truck
provided to the caretaker. Compensation is negotiable, based on
experience. Must have a valid driver's license (no DWIs) and must
have the COVID vaccination. Please call/text

facility in Athens, TX. There are 48 horses on 132 acres of great
grass, four ponds, and oak trees. Have horses only, currently no
other animals. Seeking a person or working couple (non-smokers
only) that is an all-around very knowledgeable handyman and has
equine experience and if a working couple ideally a woman who
will specialize in caring for the horses. Note – prepping this
farm and horses for marketing prior to relocating. I will be
putting this farm located in Texas for sale ASAP, then plan to
move and build a new farm. Initially, there will be a period of
about five to eight weeks to complete maintenance and repairs
prior to marketing, then sell here and ideally you will assist
with the move, building new equine facilities, and remain on the
new farm permanently caring for the horses and facilities. I have
totally built two farms in CO and TX in the past and look forward
to the future and the adventure. This position is permanent. Live
on site, all utilities included (including high speed internet,
Wi-Fi and 42 inch TV with 220 channels/Dish TV), limited space
for children. Pay is commensurate with responsibility, maturity,
abilities, and experience. $12,000 in bonuses. The needs of the
horses come first, period. Primary maintenance and repair duties:
fencing, tree cutting and cleanup, mowing pastures with 15 foot
batwing shredder, tractor/loader operating, weed eating fence
lines, cleaning barns, power washing facilities - inside and out,
minor carpentry/electrical/plumbing, welding and straightening
damaged gates and panels, general mechanical and maintenance
abilities that are necessary on a farm. I do not expect one
person to be able to do everything listed above, however you must
be able to perform most of the above list. To learn more please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then please email

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX facilities to help care for our horses and
perform basic farm work in exchange for a large, furnished two
bedroom apartment. Utilities included. This is the perfect
position for someone with supplemental income (pension, etc.) who
loves country living and being around horses.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX facilities are located right on the shores
of Lake Buchanan in Burnet, TX so bring your fishing rod!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX serves those with a variety of physical,
emotional, and mental challenges through our therapeutic riding
programs. HARTH also offers healing programs for combat veterans.
The successful candidate must have extensive experience caring
for horses, positive/self-starter, non-smoker, dependable and
team player. No pets. Must have own transportation. Experienced
in basic ranch repairs fixing pipes, tractor work etc. and
willingness to volunteer in our therapeutic riding program would
be a plus. Background and references checked. This is a great
opportunity for someone who loves a calm, positive, healing
environment away from the hustle and bustle of city life. For
more information on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, check out our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more info, please send your

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at a deer breeding ranch near
Waco, Texas. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small selective breeding
ranch for Fallow deer and Black Buck antelope. A full-time
candidate should have a general working knowledge of animal
husbandry and basic ranch equipment/operations. If you are a
respectful person with strong work ethics who also wants to be
respected and looking for a long-term place to hang your hat,
this might be a good fit. Salary $40,000/year (fully qualified).
To learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX To apply, please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A HOUSESITTER is needed in suburban Salt Lake City from the day
after Thanksgiving until March 15, 2022, 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.


FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at a 30 acre working farm
called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Central Vermont.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a gorgeous working farm in Marshfield,
VT. We have many animals ranging from beautiful pheasants,
chickens, ducks and peacocks to cows, alpacas, llamas, mini
horses, and big draft horses. So many more in between. We take
pride in providing the best care for the land and our animals
throughout the year in all the seasons. The farm is a family
retreat as well as a working Airbnb, corporate and social event
grounds. We are continuously expanding, adding more attractions
to the farm and more animals to the pack! We hope to find a
couple who is just as passionate as we are about the place and
looking to better it each day. The owners are long-term employers
who use the residence on the property throughout the year for
business and personally. The property is used for corporate,
social and family events. You will provide ongoing maintenance,
repair, remodeling and care of the property. The caretaker couple
must be mechanically inclined and experienced in mechanical
repairs (i.e. small engines), repair work and lawn/outdoor land
maintenance. The caretaker couple will work on projects to update
the buildings on the property (renovation work) and will complete
these projects themselves and contract out when needed (e.g.
electrical, plumbing work). Must have a knowledge of horses and
animals, as well as riding. Candidates must be self-starters with
great attention to detail. The caretaker couple must be aware of
their limitations and meticulous in their actions to avoid
causing larger issues. We are seeking a long-term caretaker
couple who can step into and keep it running. Full housing is
available, with room to board one horse, salaried option and
other benefits. To apply, please email your resume to

HOUSESITTER needed November 2 - 27 for a solar powered house on
40 acres in the Green Mountains, 18 miles south of Montpelier.
MUST have 4WD or AWD with high clearance, familiar with wood
heat, able to run a snow blower/plow and generally be a handy
person/couple who is fit and able to walk stairs and hills.
Duties: keep the house immaculate, water 30+ houseplants, feed
two dogs and two cats. Dogs need two walks/day, at least 45
minutes each. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in southern Virginia. Quiet mature couple
wanted to maintain a beautiful country estate. Private apartment
provided. Handyman, landscape and maintenance skills required,
light housekeeping, errands, laundry, daily care of dogs and
chickens, maybe some cooking and assisting during entertaining.
This is a full-time opportunity. Compensation to be determined.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a Virginia horse farm located near
the foothills of the Shenandoah and one mile from the Shenandoah
River. Some horse experience necessary with references. This is
an upscale facility for boarding and training of dressage show
horses. You will assist the manager with daily chores, some
gardening, and miscellaneous farm chores. This is a non-paying
position with free time to enjoy the beautiful countryside.
Located less than five miles from the Appalachian Trail, one hour
from Washington, DC, and close to Skyline Drive and Luray
Caverns. Bring your horse for free field boarding. Bedroom with
private bath in main house with meals included. Extra points if
you enjoy cooking. Non-smokers only. Three month minimum stay.


performed by two persons, working as a team, with a year-round
residency on Eliza Island, Washington. The position requires
candidates who have strong interpersonal competence and
mechanical and organizational skills. The position can be
fast-paced during the busy vacation season, generally from April
through October. For more information and to apply, please visit

club is looking for a full-time caretaker to live at the RV
campground in Naches, Washington, seven days a week, year-round.
The job and access to the residence will begin in February or
March of 2022 but some part-time training may begin immediately
on a limited schedule throughout the camping season to the
closing in October. This position is designed to provide a living
as well as flexible time off. The caretaker will maintain the
cleanliness of the campground, perform grounds maintenance,
emergency repairs, and visual security of the campground
year-round. Any prospective caretaker must agree to submit to a
criminal background, driving record check, and a drug test. This
is a permanent position; we are looking for someone who will be
with us for a few years. Basic necessary requirements include:
the ability to work independently and as directed by the
management of the camp’s Board of Directors, commitment to a
full-time effort (if a couple applies, at least one person must
be dedicated to the campground and not have another job), must be
able to live year-round at the caretaker’s residence, present
yourself professionally and courteously to all guests and camp
members, motivated to keep the campground fully operational,
facilities clean, and the grounds groomed for members, able to
lift 50 lbs. and perform tasks that include physical strength
such as: manually digging and cutting tree limbs, practical
mechanical, plumbing and electrical skills for general repairs
and maintenance of various machinery, equipment, irrigation,
pumps and well systems. Must have a current valid driver’s
license in good standing is required, your own vehicle and proof
of insurance. Housing as part of total compensation, along with a
monthly salary with COLA increases based on federal fluctuations.
Two days off per week. These days will be negotiated so as not to
impact the campground. Two weeks of paid vacation provided. Time
off must be planned and authorized in advance so coverage
arrangements can be found. The position does not include health
care or vision or dental coverage. To apply, please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HORSE FARM CARETAKER NEEDED in North Snohomish County. A private
farm needs help with the care of horses and general farm work.
Feeding, watering, cleaning stalls and paddocks, turning out and
bringing in, mowing, string trimming, etc. General repairs on
fences, farm buildings, upkeep and maintenance of equipment. The
ideal candidate needs to be a self-starter and capable of working
on his/her own. Prior experience in this kind of work is
necessary. The farm is rural and secluded yet close to all
services, shopping, etc. Housing with paid utilities will be
available to right person, after a try out period. Can be
part-time or full-time. Also could be split between two people,
one for the horse care and the other for the maintenance. This is
a quiet, no drama, drug, alcohol and smoke free place. If you
enjoy a quiet, peaceful environment, surrounded by nature, you
will like it here. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by
stating your experience, what specifically you are looking for
and, most importantly, a valid phone number so you can be
contacted. Thank you for reading this! Looking forward to hearing
back from you soon!

CARETAKER NEEDED on a tiny ranch near the Canadian border, 38
miles from Colville, WA. Seasonal three to four months from May
to September. This is a tranquil country location. Need a
self-motivated person willing to do outdoor as well as a few
indoor tasks between two to three hours a day such as gardening,
watering, brush pile burning, and tree trimming. Most weekends
off. Must be able to operate: small backhoe, chain saw, riding
lawn mower, and DR trimmer. Mechanical and computer skills are a
plus. Couples are welcome, but only one paid position is
available. If the Canadian border is open, it’s five miles to a
Walmart, otherwise it’s 15 miles to a grocery store. Indoor
bedroom available in a separate building, or your own RV. This
spot in the forest would suit the artist type or someone seeking
solitude. To inquire please write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applicants
must include three non-family telephone references.

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is now accepting applications for our
Autumn 2021 Innkeeper-Chef apprenticeship program! Would you like
to live, work and learn at a historic property in the San Juan
Islands of Washington? Whether you are looking to become an
innkeeper, chef or entrepreneur, this program will be an
educational adventure. The program provides housing, year-round
full time hours and an hourly rate of up to $25/hour. For more
information and to apply, please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


small village in Langlade County, Wisconsin. Duties include
checking people/guests into their rooms, cleaning the rooms after
guests have checked out, changing the laundry towels, bedding and
such on a daily basis, and maintaining a clean Inn at all times.
Experienced preferred, but not necessary - will train if needed.
Retail/hotel experience is always helpful. I need someone with an
upbeat attitude or a people person. This is a great job for a
single person or couple who could do it together. Compensation
will be an apartment overlooking the Wolf River with a working
wood fireplace in the bedroom with its own bathroom. Also a
monthly wage plus quarterly bonuses. Starting interviews now.
Prefer no pets (my last caretaker had a barking dog which was too
noisy, and the guests complained). Will be doing background
checks. No drugs or alcohol allowed. Please call


Seeking Caretaking Options, Flexible geographically. "Dedicated
to yoga's goal of Self-Realization". Skills offered: Gourmet Raw
Vegan Chef, Harvard University Dance Teacher, Thai Yoga Massage,
Green Thumb, Energy Coach, Artist, Musician, Yoga and Ballet.
Currently at the New Jersey shore. You can learn more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Artworks. Please call Bella at

Common sense is my number one asset. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean and ready to take care of your property needs.
Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income and valid
driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural setting. Will
exchange work for a small house, plus utilities for 20 hours of
work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend. Can do
mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow removal, as
well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with your
security in mind at all times. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I am a physically fit individual with a background in Fitness and
Security (Executive Protection). My name is Kalvin and 49 years
young! Extremely adventurous, respectful, dependable, and mature.
Air Force veteran with over 20+ years of experience from wellness
to farming to security work to include prepping. I currently live
in Colorado and looking for a property owner on the Western Slope
of Colorado looking for a particular set of skills that I offer
for their residence. All situations considered. Please visit my

Hardworking and knowledgeable couple is seeking a long-term
caretaking/agricultural management position in the United States.
We are peaceful, educated and motivated individuals, with hopes
to build upon our abilities in a full-time capacity. Currently,
we manage a nine acre property in the high desert of Arizona and
have done so for four years with great success. We have a varied
skill set including small animal husbandry, grounds keeping,
gardening, vineyard management, facility maintenance, equipment
operation, cleaning and security backgrounds, and site related
administration. On-site housing with competitive salary desired.
Excellent job-related references can be provided. If interested,

I am looking for a housesitting position near a ski mountain this
coming winter. For more information please contact

Looking for Someone who Will Love your Home and Companion with
Your Special Senior? Mature, female professional trauma
specialist with a small private practice seeks a caretaking
position and home in a natural, wooded area around Chapel Hill,
NC. I would love to assist with a senior on a part-time basis who
needs bright companionship and outings. I love most animals and
would enjoy caring for your pets, seeing that your home is secure
and cared for. If you seek a highly dependable, people-centered
person to be an anchor for your home and special senior, please
contact me. I have excellent credit and references. Please

Team couple seeks a long-term property management position with
stipend. AZ: Kingman, Williams, Flagstaff, Winslow. Mature,
reliable, people friendly. Landscaping, maintenance, office
skills, computer literate. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello everyone! My sister and I are looking to stay at a farm and
work for rent! I am a skilled gardener, I have an associates in
Environmental Horticulture, and am very hardworking. We can do
any farm chores that are required. We are also very capable and
love animals. Please let us know if you're interested. We don't
require any wages. Please email Lois at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I am looking for a position as an Assistant/Companion/traveling
Head house keeper/chef/property manager. I currently work for a
United States official as their Estate Manager for five years. I
have excellent references and the highest work ethic standards. I
am currently looking to move anywhere in the New England area,
not excluding New York or nearby islands. Traveling abroad is not
a problem. I am a very attractive 59-year-old Female with a lot
of education and experience. I am very versed to assist in many
different aspects of service. I am also in excellent health. I am
wanting to relocate to be closer to family in New England, and so
I am seeking other employment. Resume and letters of
recommendation available upon request. Please email
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Situations-Wanted Ad”
in the Subject Line.

Grounds/Security Caretaker Couple, retired, 30-years-mountain
experience, seeking a live-in, part-time, long-term position. We
are healthy, quiet, no drama or hunting, experienced builders
(four homes), tractor and snow equipment operators, and small
veterinary techs. We offer security, meticulous property care,
computer experience, carpentry tools, and the attention your pets
require.  During our employment and retirement, in the northwest
we maintained 20 to 80-acre estates and security for a 500-acre
forest for an absentee owner (14 years). In Hawaii we maintained
a 20-acre absentee owner coffee farm with four rentals,
management-group resort properties, and five acre
Oceanic-Institute Marine Facility (redesigned, built, and
managed). We are looking for a quiet, mountain or rural location
near Spokane, WA, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; or Flathead Lake, MT. We
have retirement income and health insurance, and would appreciate
lodging separate from the main house, and approval for a 10 lb.
dog and good cat. Let us provide the care and security you need.

Couple seeking position as estate caretakers. Experience –
retired commercial asset/property manager and retired pediatric
registered nurse (currently licensed in California and Indiana).
Cooks plant-based (no sugar, oil, salt), vegan, vegetarian,
ethnic; drive, ship, oversee contractors, care for homebound
persons, children, pets, or plants. Prior experience, verifiable
references, bondable, and additional information available on
request. Prior Military and Law Enforcement. Please write to

Hardworking, organized female is seeking a long-term housesitting
or caretaking position in Philadelphia, PA. I am a clean and
quiet individual who can manage a busy schedule, keep on track,
and complete a multitude of tasks. I have years of experience
with hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. I will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to me
at vanessaxenia@gmail.com Thank you.

I currently work for a United States Government Official as a
Property Manager. I am looking for a similar job in the New
England area not excluding New York or surrounding islands to
Canada. I also can travel abroad. I am interested in any of the
following titles: Assistant/companion, Chef, Estate/Property
Manager, and Head Housekeeper. I currently live and work at high
altitude, so I am very familiar with homes that endure harsh
weather conditions. I have a great deal of education and
experience in the service industry. I have a medical background
as well as hospitality. My family lives in New England and I
would like to relocate. I am an attractive professional Female in
excellent health. Looking for a long-term position, five to ten
years. Please email caretakergazette@gmail.com if you would like
to talk further about what you are looking for, and include
“Situations-Wanted Ad” in the Subject Line for forwarding

Experienced, vibrant, and healthy couple seek a live-in paid
position as Property Managers or Innkeepers in Colorado or New
Mexico. We are self-motivated, organized, and efficient and can
handle both big and small projects down to the details if needed.
No smoking, drinking, drama, or drugs. Please contact us for
resumes and excellent references at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. To see
our extensive combined skills please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker or home sitter position wanted. 56-year-old retired
firefighter with associates in horticulture and degree in
education. Formerly manager/caretaker of a small lakefront resort
in Sylvan Beach, NY. Responsible for all aspects of 24 vacation
rentals plus emergency repairs to a large restaurant and surf
bar. The property has been sold. I’m a non-smoker and
non-drinker, and have been vaccinated. Hiker, bicycle rider, gym
rat, and motivated. Please call or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A quiet couple seeks a long-term housesitting or caretaking
position in Austin, Texas. We have handyman, maintenance and
technical skills and are very good at fixing things. We have
experience with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping.
Will consider all types of housing. No kids, smoking, drinking,
or drugs. We have one dog and one cat. Excellent references can
be provided. Please email us at propertycaretaker@ymail.com Thank

A dependable and responsible couple is looking for a cowboy/ranch
job. We will be available mid-October and would be willing to
relocate anywhere for the right fit. The rougher the country, and
the more cow work the better! We can shoe our own horses, handle
cattle in a low stress manner, rope, ride, doctor, and brand. We
both have management experience, keep good records, and take
pride in our work. Although we try to keep cattle our priority;
we are willing and able to fence, weld, mechanic, operate
equipment, and more! We come with a good string of horses, but
would be willing to ride green colts or ranch horses if needed!
If we sound like a good fit please give us a call or leave a
voicemail and we’ll get back to ya! We have resumes and
references available upon request. Please call
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property owners and caretakers/housesitters, have discussed their
healthcare situation and possible insurance options/alternatives
with us. My wife and I dropped our current medical insurance when
the premiums jumped to $2,000 per month with a $12,000 annual
deductible. We switched to a $354 per month healthcare program
for called Medi-Share.
I wanted to send you some information about Medi-Share as I
thought you might be interested in their affordable healthcare.
Like us, you and your family could join their community of
400,000+ who share in each other's medical burdens. Since 1993
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If you would like to learn more, please go to
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at 800-772-5623 extension 2224.
I hope this helps!
Take care, Gary C. Dunn, Publisher THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

For Sale: Unique property with ocean view on the South Pacific
Coast of Costa Rica. If your dream is to live in the tropics, run
your own bed and breakfast, have your own organic garden, or
eco/green mini-resort, hostel or simply own your own piece of
paradise it will be hard to find a better place to do it – or a
better opportunity than this one. For more information, please
email caretaker@caretaker.org with “Costa Rica Property For
Sale” in the Subject Line.

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back” by volunteering at state parks or wildlife refuges?
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
interesting books all about half a century on horseback. 2005,
was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
ranch named the DK Ranch. After nearly fifty years there as a
cowhand, I had advanced as their chief honcho. In 2005, the
handwriting on the wall began and the books closed on this
historic steer and horse ranch. I sadly, then, became my
pen-name, The Last DK Cowboy. Read stories of true happenings
during our daily work. Happily chasing steers over the open range
while aboard bronco horses we were trying to make into usable
cowponies. Join me by enjoying these true tales and later in the
other books describing a rewarding, exciting life among wild
cattle and wilder cowhands. Ridin’ out in Arizona’s
beautiful, natural scenic wonders. These true tales, although
unusual, are just as I recollect them. To all those who have ever
dreamed of being a cowboy, here’s your chance to ride along
with me as your side-kick and saddle pard. You can view an
entertaining intro with many colored pictures at lastdkcowboy.com
or write lastdkslashcowboy@gmail.com

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