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THIS IS OUR 240th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983          Volume 40, Number 6       

November/December 2022        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 30 states
and 8 countries
Caretaker Profile
There’s No Place Like Home 
Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

CARETAKER/COUPLE needed ASAP for a 150-acre home in secluded
northeastern Alabama. Must be hands on and self-motivated. Basic
electric, plumbing and carpentry skills needed. Must be able to
run and maintain a tractor and backhoe. Our job description
includes everything from security to cleaning and groundskeeping.
$30,000 package to include housing and basic utilities. To apply,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALASKA 

WINTER CARETAKER NEEDED in Dillingham, Alaska, on Nushagak Bay
now through early May 2023. This caretaker job requires shoveling
snow off the roof of the lodge and the other building and cutting
and hauling and splitting firewood with snow machines. The
caretaker’s cabin was specially designed for winter caretaking
as it is well insulated. It has a back bedroom, kitchen and
living room with a wood stove and a drip oil stove/heater in the
living room. It also has a pantry and a propane refrigerator,
propane lights and 12-volt lights, plus a 4-burner stove/oven. It
also has a water system for doing  dishes  and  drinking  water.
The water needs to be brought in from the lake using a 4-wheeler
or snow machine using 5-gallon buckets. Tikchik has a sauna for
bathing. We are looking for someone who is a non-smoker and has
basic mechanic skills and experience with chainsaws, snow
machines, small generators, etc. The salary is $2,000.00 per
month, food will be provided, along with transportation to and
from the lodge, and telephone and Internet. Please send your
resume and three references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for the winter! A housesitting couple or
single needed for our 2,000 sq. ft. mountain home in Fairbanks
North Star Borough. Beautiful views, wildlife, privacy and quiet.
Dog lovers a must for our three dogs. We go south from the end of
November 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 email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA

A 25 ACRE RANCH in Sonoita needs a full-time live-in caretaker to
turn on the irrigation and keep the beautiful home/pool cared for
as the weather changes. The owners come and go - usually two
weeks per month. Animals: four barn cats and one outside ranch
dog need daily feeding. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

EXPERIENCED HORSE CARETAKER with RV wanted. An Arizona ranch is
seeking a single or couple experienced in horse caretaking. The
work includes heavy lifting, feeding special diets, picking up
manure, cleaning and filling water tanks, checking animals for
health issues and knowing what to do if a problem arises. Also
involves being able to safely operate a tractor and drive a
vehicle. This is a manual labor job, typically two hours AM and
PM, some days there will be other work. If you can do maintenance
and repairs that would be great also. Please only respond if you
actually have the experience and capabilities we are seeking, you
have your own self-contained RV to live in. We are at elevation
so it is cooler here compared to Phoenix, but winters are mostly
mild. This is not a "can learn" job, we seek experience. The
owner will have to work to pay a caretaker, and it becomes
apparent very quickly if whomever is hired cannot do the work. In
order to be paid, you will need to do the work, be able to
maintain a schedule, be observant and physically capable. We have
no housing to offer, but can offer full hook-ups and shared
internet. We are seeking a salaried person, prefer long-term. No
riding involved. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hi Gary, you have a couple of New Mexico help-wanted ads listed
on Twitter. Looked good. However, I do not use Twitter, and am
not able to get into Twitter, so is there any way that I could
find out about these positions without logging in to Twitter?
Please let me know. Thanks. Sandy G., Albuquerque NM

Hi Sandy, thanks for writing. All of our tweets that we post
on Twitter are posted after we email subscribers with our email
updates - so everything you see on our Twitter page has already
been emailed to you. And our Twitter postings never contain the
entire wording for the Help-Wanted advertiser or their contact
information.

Gary, can you please let me know why you have stopped sending
email updates to me. I used to get them every week – usually
from one to four different email updates from the Gazette. Now I
don’t get any of your updates in my yahoo.com Inbox. Carol J.,
Miami, FL

Hi Carol, this email message is being sent to you from a
different Server than the Server we use to send you our email
broadcasts. We have emailed updates to your yahoo.com email
address every week since you subscribed. Have you checked your
Spam Folder for them? You can log into your account anytime, and
you can see the latest email update that we emailed to your
yahoo.com email address right on your Welcome Back page after you
log in. Some of our yahoo.com subscribers have complained to us
that for some unknown reason yahoo.com has started to block our
email broadcasts that we send to their yahoo.com email address
every week from a different Server than this one. So some of our
yahoo.com subscribers have switched their email address with us
to something other than yahoo.com  

Gary just wanted to drop you a quick thanks. For the past several
years, I was away from my home base working in Boston. I travel
with work and for pleasure and often need a temporary Mom for my
Cocker Spaniel. Even with strong support from friends and family,
I still had gaps in house/dog-sitting coverage, so I ran my first
ad with you in 2007. The sitters that I found through the Gazette
were amazing.  People came from all over the US and Canada for a
week at a time. They were a pleasure to meet and I was relieved
to know that they would be at home while I was away. My friends
and family thought I was nuts to let strangers come to visit, but
I could not have been happier with the experience.  I still keep
in touch with some of the sitters. I have returned to my home
base and no longer need sitters, but I still keep my eye on the
Gazette and maybe one day I will be a sitter for someone. Thanks
for offering this unique opportunity! Kelly P., Cincinnati, OH

Thanks for your note, Kelly. Property owners have told us
they’ve found the most experienced and reliable housesitters,
pet-sitters, and caretakers via The Caretaker Gazette.

Earlier this year my husband and I responded to one of the
Gazette caretaking positions that you had sent out through one of
your email updates but we were not selected for the position.
After a few months, the landowners just contacted us again and
have now offered us the caretaker job! It turns out that the
couple who originally accepted the position had to leave for
personal reasons. We accepted the opportunity and are ready to
start our new adventure! Thanks for publishing these great
opportunities!  Dan and Mary R., Sonoma, CA

Congratulations Dan and Mary. We have heard similar stories
from other subscribers who were contacted weeks after they
responded to a Help-Wanted ad. I’m glad you were able to use
one of our email updates and accepted their offer. Thanks for
contacting us and for sharing your good news!

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
written permission. 

Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED at the Daintree Rainforest Beachfront location
in North Queensland. This great opportunity has just come up for
a caretaker for this beautiful beach location. We provide a free
shady site for your caravan on the beach front, water and the
amazing wildlife dreams are made of in exchange for light duties.
You provide your self-contained caravan and the willingness to
look after the property and keep the grounds tidy. This would
suit a couple who love nature and the beachfront. This is an
incredible location, and our previous caretakers have all stayed
longer. This is an immediate start, with three months’ work
available. If interested, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an over 50s caravan park in
Townsville, Queensland. Free RV site, power, and water in
exchange for four short days per week, mowing, gardening, and
doing check ins at the gate. Commencing November 2022 onwards for
three months or more. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

WE NEED A COMPETENT, EXPERIENCED, RELIABLE and honest farm person
to caretake our rural property in Serpentine, Western Australia.
Free rent and power available in a 4 x 1 brick and iron house in
exchange for feeding and care of a few horses, including three
yearlings. This will suit retired farmer/downsizer. Good
equipment and tools available for property maintenance. This is a
long-term position. References and resume required. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED for a cattle property in the Julia Creek area.
Julia Creek is an outback town in the Shire of Mckinlay,
Queensland. Duties will include: pumping water, checking fences
and looking after the home and gardens. A mechanically minded
caretaker with sober habits is needed here. Queensland residents
should XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after 7pm. Thanks.

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in Bundarra, New South Wales. Located on
the banks of the beautiful Gwydir River, this 1,600 hectare
property is 45 minutes to Armidale, Inverell and Uralla. The
caretakers can spend four to six months exploring this beautiful
area of New South Wales. You must be capable of doing some light
maintenance and moving the odd mob of cattle. A comfortable three
bedroom air-conditioned house with furniture provided. Dogs are
welcome. If you are in New South Wales and would like more
details, please ring XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARAVAN PARK CARETAKERS WANTED from January 5th 2023 for a five
week period. Also looking for caretakers for July for a similar
time period. Our Park is small with 10 caravan sites, four
self-contained cabins and four rooms. We have a small toilet
block with a small laundry (one washing machine and one dryer).
All on one acre of land in town, walking distance to all shops.
Duties are receiving guests, cleaning of the toilet block, rooms
and cabins and general work around the yard. We have owned the
park for 2½ years and we are trying hard to make it easy to
maintain. We don’t employ anyone. Don’t do any computer work
as in on line booking. The caretaker must have their own van. We
require the caretaker to arrive by the end of December for
training. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a rural property. Caretakers must be
interested in a rural lifestyle. A comfortable house provided in
exchange for duties. Located 90 kilometers north of Dubbo in the
Orana Region of New South Wales. To apply, please call after 7pm
on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE WOULD APPRECIATE A LITTLE HELP around our 30-acre
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located one hour north of Cairns (near
Mareeba) on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Our property
borders the Barron River at the rear and has a focus on
sustainable agriculture. We have a big vision and are slowly
converting this traditional Barramundi Farm into the most
sustainable regenerative agriculture, permaculture and aquaponics
farm possible to make this farm very food productive. We have
already added 256 solar panels for energy efficiency and are now
focused on food security. I have been working in the
environmental management and community development field for 20+
years and now pouring my knowledge and experience into developing
our new farm. Experience is not essential; we prefer a desire and
willingness to learn. There is plenty of room for your
inspiration and creativity here too. We are family friendly
(three kids, two adults). In our spare time we like aquaculture,
aquaponics, permaculture, organic gardening, sustainability,
biodynamic, self-sufficiency, eco-tourism, community development,
hiking, nature, wildlife, tropical rainforest, energy efficiency,
cultural heritage and house renovations. We are an active family
that loves the bush and playing in nature. The family come and go
while I (Rod) manage the farm. We welcome short or longer stay
helpers. We provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about
aquaculture, aquaponics, wicking beds and organic gardening,
permaculture, a large variety of different food plants, as well
as local food networks, and what it takes to run a successful
small business. You will be learning and participating with
myself (Rod and/or Evelyn) and/or other volunteer helpers. We
have lots to do and are happy to meet and host people throughout
the year and offer community development and food production
skills. I plan to do all the following work this year: planting
fruit trees, build wicking bed gardens, build greenhouses and
Aquaponics gardens, composting and establish permaculture
gardens, make coconut oil, ginger beer, a black soldier fly
larvae box, weeding, pruning, painting, water tank installation,
make a moveable chicken tractor house, make a pizza oven, etc.
Aquaculture work includes fish harvest (every week), fixing a dam
jetty, cleaning paddle wheels, setting up a fish nursery, fish
tanks for breeding, general cleaning, building repairs,
concreting posts, fencing, feeding our 50,000 fish daily, mowing
lawns, tractor work, whipper snipping, etc. We usually work
7:30am – 12:30pm each day (so it’s not as hot),
Saturday/Sunday are days off (just 30 minutes feeding the fish in
morning and the days yours). We’re flexible and also happy for
you to work full days and have full days off if that works better
for you. All the rest of the time is yours to explore. If
you’re fun loving and appreciate a fair work exchange for
accommodation, knowledge sharing, meals, laundry, Wi-Fi, and
hanging out with an Aussie family at the fireplace or BBQ, please
consider us as your hosts. We can also show you around the
natural sights (spotlighting night animals, waterfalls,
aboriginal art, etc.) to celebrate getting jobs done. We love
exploring the natural rainforest surrounding Cairns, Daintree and
Tablelands. Also have a metal detector and love swinging that
around. Maybe we could find some treasure if keen? We'll provide
breakfast, lunch and dinner (when you’re home). If you would
like to cook, we’re always interested to taste someone else’s
cultural food creations. We would appreciate it if you do the
dishes as a “thank you for the cooking sometimes”. We’ll do
the dishes if you cook dinner. We eat home cooked meals every day
using our own organic vegetables and fish. Usually cook on the
fire or BBQ and have a great time-sharing story with our guests.
Hope you like fish! At the moment we are suited to the more
adventurous type of person. Let’s call the accommodation
rustic! It’s not 5 stars but we’re doing our best with what
we have. If you have your own van that’s really easy as we have
a separate outdoor toilet/shower block by the river and you could
park near it. If not, we have beds with mosquito nets over them
in a livable shed with an inside bathroom and kitchen. It’s not
flashy yet we provide a 5-star effort. If you prefer, we can set
you up outside in a tent also. You won’t be disappointed with
our willingness to help you. We also have Satellite internet. We
have mobile phone coverage around the farm from many spots.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I can pick you up from the
Cairns airport if pre-arranged. Will always try and assist.

WANTED – a caretaker with good farm knowledge to manage
livestock and maintain infrastructure on our small farm close to
Perth in Western Australia. This position would ideally suit a
retired couple. The package includes a good house in an
attractive setting and a retainer. Local enquiries should call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELIZE

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, you can Google
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

LOOKING FOR A RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE to serve as
part-time caretakers in exchange for a studio cottage in Palo
Alto, California. Duties would include 12 hours a week of yard
maintenance, dog walking, waste bin set out, and airport pick-up
and drop off. Must stay on the property during the summer and a
week after Christmas. One-year commitment, non-smoking and a
background check are required. If interested please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN ON SITE COUPLE IS NEEDED as ranch caretakers in Lakeside, CA.
We are only accepting San Diego County residents. We are looking
for a retired or semi-retired couple to be live-in caretakers for
a remote, private, secluded 1,000 acre ranch near Barona Casino.
Outdoor duties will include general property and grounds
maintenance, mowing fields, brush control, weed control,
gardening, tree trimming, and road grading. You must have
experience operating a John Deere 5510 tractor, or equivalent,
using a Gannon box scraper, brush hog, disc, etc. You will need
experience with DR Mowers, well maintenance, generator
maintenance, irrigation maintenance, and equipment maintenance.
Painting, maintaining, preserving and repairing fences, beams,
siding, porches, railings, structures and supports. Security of
premises. Work 20 hours per week. Indoor duties include cleaning
and maintaining homes and structures on the property,
administrative support, reports and coordination. This will take
five hours per week. Compensation is $20/hour, housing, and a
utilities allowance. Please email your resumes, qualifications,
experience, skill levels, etc. to caretakergazette@gmail.com and
include “Lakeside, CA Caretakers” in the Subject Line for
forwarding purposes. Thanks.

LOOKING FOR A MOTIVATED AND QUALIFIED COUPLE who can live and
manage my 750 acre ranch property in Albion, California. This is
a second home where my family visits when we can from the Bay
Area. The property is mostly timberland that is in conservation
with about 100 acres of pasture land. The Ranch Caretaker
position: Full-time employee who can devote themselves to the
restoration and development of this beautiful property. Duties
include repair and maintenance of fences and buildings with
carpentry skills and handyman abilities. Must be able to run a
tractor and a chainsaw. Looking for someone with good management
skills who can hire, train and supervise employees and can work
with contractors and assemble teams for projects. There are two
other rental homes on the property. Need to have the ability to
repair minor issues with said homes or call professionals to come
out, if needed. Trail development and maintenance. Comfortable
with care and feeding of animals including two horses and
chickens. Mowing fire safe perimeters around homes and cabins.
Good communication skills including emails and work logs with me
and my Executive Assistant. The compensation package includes a
salary plus benefits, as well as, a three bedroom house with a
fenced in yard and utilities included. The second position
focuses on cleaning and hospitality: Responsibilities include,
preparation and clean-up of the main house for the owner and
guests, and preparation and cleanup of four guest cabins on the
property, when needed. Assistance in meal preparation and service
when there are gatherings. Stocking the fridge with groceries,
when requested. Being present when there are guests to help in
hospitality or assistance, if there is a problem. Keeping the
barn and tack room clean, as well as the bath house. Maintenance
of the flower beds and gardens around the cabins and main house,
as well as, the shared vegetable garden. This is hourly part-time
to full-time (when needed). Depending on skill sets, open for a
crossover of duties between the couple. If you are interested,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include your resume.

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE in Hesperia, CA and also in Joshua
Tree. RV trailer space (single private spot) available. Must have
your own RV, Travel Trailer, or 5th Wheel. You will need to cover
utilities. Hookups - water, electric, and sewer. Please send
pictures of your RV, and your bio to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more info. Thank you.

OFF-GRID ORGANIC PERMACULTURE FARM CARETAKER needed in the
Siskiyou Mountains. We're five miles deep into the national
forest. Mountainous, densely forested terrain, running a
successful, completely self-sufficient/sustainable farm with
cabin rentals economy, too. Tasks include general animal care,
feeding, cleaning, goat milking, gardening, and hosting Airbnb
guests. Trading work from 8:00am to noon seven days a week (28
hours) for your own cabin, all your food plus $50 a week. I'm
just looking for the right person, who wants to live and work
this way. Please read over our entire website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We have an agreement here for no smoking of
any kind or chemical dependencies. There is an application for a
visitor/member to complete on our web site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please complete that first, and then after
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX receives your completed application, we can
have a phone conversation. Thanks.

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) in Southern California - with any or
all of the following skills: Builder/handyman, mechanic, pilot,
organic gardener/permaculture, healthy cook, healing arts, yoga
teacher, admin, computer, assistant/secretarial skills,
organizer, animal and nature lover. Please email your
resume/letter describing any training and skills to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PRIVATE MOUNTAIN RANCH CARETAKERS NEEDED in Northern California.
Immediate availability. A private mountain property, off the
grid, in the Cascade Mountains of Northern California is seeking
a mature caretaker couple. Must be a self-starter, organized and
in good health. Must like the outdoors and people. Duties
include: maintaining equipment - tractor, golf carts, forklift
etc., being handy with tools - chainsaw, weed eater, mower,
grounds keeping - mow, weed eat, general maintenance, snow
blowing, supervise hired help as needed, and have knowledge of
the lawn sprinkler system. Must like animals - some animal care.
Seasonal cabin cleaning, up to five hours a week. Compensation:
$40,000 annually, along with a very nice two bedroom home with
all utilities included, and two weeks paid vacation. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOSTEL SITE MANAGER WANTED on the Northern California Coast, near
Lake Earl. Looking for a non-smoking hostel manager who has their
own fully self-contained RV. Duties involve compensated cleaning
upon guest departures, and yard maintenance. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with references, and your phone number.

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED for a 2,000 acre property in Calistoga,
California. The full-time ranch caretaker will live on the
property and will oversee the maintenance, security and upkeep of
the 2,000 acre ranch. A successful candidate will be able to
repair wooden and metal structures, operate and maintain tractors
and other light machinery, use chainsaws to down and remove
timber and be proactive in mowing, trimming, and maintaining the
grounds, along with maintenance and upkeep of the recreation
areas around a small lake, including equipment and structures
used on the lake for recreation. This position is meant for a
person or couple who will live on the property year-round and be
responsible for almost every aspect of the ranch. It is expected
that the ranch caretaker/manager will update ownership via text,
WhatsApp, and phone calls on a regular basis to ensure timely
communication. The primary responsibilities include maintaining
clear roadways throughout the ranch, down tree removal and
repairs as needed; mowing, trimming, and maintaining of the
grounds; maintenance and up-keep of any building structures;
repair and up-keep of gates, fences, and other barriers; operate,
maintain and complete routine ATV, farm and heavy equipment
maintenance; operation of dozer and backhoe; maintenance and
upkeep of beach and recreation area around the lake, and upkeep
and setup of recreational equipment and toys; routinely check the
gates and all access points to ensure security; coordinate
drilling of wells and water storage, maintain the weir; reservoir
water quality, systems maintenance and water usage reporting;
operate, maintain and complete routine fire truck maintenance and
outfitting; improve secure storage areas for equipment and
materials; maintain and secure fuel tanks; coordinate vendor
access, such as electrical, gas, telecom, waste and other
services on the property; and other ranch duties as necessary,
dependent on the season and desired by the owner. Weekend hours
required. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
is required Housing provided, along with a salary of $25.00 per
hour. To apply, please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOVE TO CLEAN? Love Point Reyes, California and want to have
loads of free time to enjoy nature? Come live here
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and work 10 – 15 hours/week cleaning.
We’re one hour north of San Francisco in Marin County,
California. We’re located a half mile to the entrance for Point
Reyes National Seashore Park. Looking for one (one only) person
to start now and clean two to five hours/day, usually three or
four days a week. Simple morning/evening chores too. View your
living space and read more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This is an
ideal situation for someone who loves quiet, country life, has a
car, no pets and probably has some side income or retirement.
Please commit to at least four months. Please write with your
questions to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and thank you so much for
reading this and exploring the links above.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX looking for a live-in ranch caretaker couple
in Antelope Valley, California. This is a great opportunity for a
young family. Must have years of experience working with horses.
The full-time job description includes but not limited to: living
on the property and managing the day-to-day operations, managing
a budget, running errands into town, paying ranch hands, ordering
hay and different feed, being a ranch presence/security, watering
trees/gardens, light landscaping, weed whacker, lawn mowers
chainsaws, light tractor work, maintenance to golf carts, tractor
and other ranch vehicles, scheduling vet and farrier visits and
assisting, being responsible for the overall health of the
horses, knowing how to administer medications, and managing a
small staff. This caretaker position offers a competitive salary
of $40,000 - $50,000 depending on experience, with other earning
possibilities for the right family. A company truck is included,
along with a nice three bed, two bath home, and all utilities
paid. This is a peaceful lifestyle. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

FARMSTAY HELP NEEDED at Aurora Gardens, in Harrop, Nelson, BC.
Come and learn how to play with the plants. We are looking for
apprentice/helpers from now until the end of November (weather
dependent). We prefer helpers who can stay for at least eight
weeks, though depending on our needs and the time of year we will
consider a shorter stay. We are a small market garden, providing
vegetables, berries, herbs and edible flowers to our local food
Co-op, a retail farmers market, and restaurants and families in
the Nelson area. My husband and I have been running the market
garden for 13 years. Gardening experience is not essential; we
prefer a desire and willingness to learn. There is room for your
inspiration and creativity here. If you have an interest in
guiding and teaching others you can take on various challenges in
the leadership aspects of the garden operation. We are looking
for apprentices/helpers with a serious and genuine interest in
learning organic market gardening skills. You must be teachable,
able to follow directions, ask questions as needed, and to
participate cooperatively with others as well individually. If
you are reliable, honest, responsible, physically fit, enjoy
outdoor activities in most weather conditions then we would be
happy to host you. We are an easy 20 minute car ride from the
cafes, pubs and stores of Nelson and 10 minutes from Balfour.
There is a very dependable bus service available just minutes
from the garden to get you to Nelson and other destinations.
There is a forest to explore above the property with many hiking
and biking trails. Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is a 10 minute
bicycle ride. A semi-private beach is just five minutes down the
road for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. We have bikes
for you to use, a badminton court and two hammocks under the
walnut tree as well as a fire pit to cozy up to and enjoy with
friends on those starry nights. We understand the need for
balance between work and recreation, so we offer a different
arrangement to traditional "helper/apprentices" situations. We
are asking for only two hours of participation a day in exchange
for accommodation and utilities. Sharing a fully furnished
kitchen and living area. Laundry and wireless Internet provided.
Sorry, we can’t provide meals. You will need to have enough
monetary funds to supply your own personal food and needs. Sorry
no kids or pets. No smoking in the house Please bring appropriate
clothing and foot wear as well as a good head light or
flashlight. For more info, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in British Columbia. One of Canada’s
most pristine and privately owned historical ranches is seeking a
responsible and result-driven caretaker couple. The position
requires moving into the property (40 minutes from the nearest
town), being hands-on: cutting the wood, cleaning the pool,
keeping the grounds and lawn nice and taken care of, operating
the bobcat, as well as some work related to construction, repair,
and carpentry. Your own transportation, and Canadian work permit
is a must. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

NORTHEAST JEFFERSON COUNTY, GOLDEN, COLORADO area, seeks a
full-time, long term caretaker/maintenance person. Duties
include, not limited to, all seasonal yard work and maintenance
for multiple exclusive properties. Must have a valid Driver's
License, clean MVR and be able to pass a background check.
Housing available. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/RANCH MANAGER NEEDED at a private ranch on 300 acres.
Looking for a full-time, year-round, live-on caretaker near
Gunnison, surrounded by the Bureau of Land Management.
Responsibilities include maintenance of three dwellings, a large
workshop and barn, and two irrigated pastures. General household
maintenance, upkeep, repair and cleaning. Manicured lawn upkeep.
No livestock currently but could be added in the future. A
combination of general mechanic, construction, and agricultural
experience required. Backhoe, tractor, and vehicle
operation/maintenance required. Looking for someone with
initiative who is a self-starter with the ability to research
problems for a solution. Full-time housing available on the
ranch. Salary based on experience. References required. Send a
resume, a brief biography and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a hardworking ranch
hand/caretaker. Here is your chance to work outside with animals
on one of the most beautiful horse properties in Durango. Daily
horse feeding, property maintenance, irrigation, lawn care,
general upkeep and just making the property look good. We need an
all-around hard worker with fencing, irrigation, small engine and
vehicle maintenance skills. Need to be able to figure out how to
fix things. Must be a hard worker that hustles! If you don't
hustle please don't apply. Must be honest, must be a
self-starter. 40 hours per week. Starting pay of $16.00 per hour,
and we will provide a two bedroom cute barn apartment. Health
insurance, benefits and pay increase after 90 days. With the free
housing, free utilities, free internet, benefits and salary this
is a $60,000.00 opportunity. Would also consider a couple and
would have roughly 20 hours per week for the trailing spouse at
the same wage. The position is also open without housing at
$19.00 per hour starting pay. Nonsmoker. This is a great
opportunity for the right person. No phone calls please. Please
submit a letter of interest and a resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and let us know if you would like to bring family, pets or
animals.

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

SEEKING A GENERAL MANAGER: Work in the Rocky Mountains of
Colorado with one of the most amazing views as your backdrop!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a private Estate with lodging for one
group at a time, specializing in weddings, retreats, and
reunions. Looking for a mature and experienced General Manager to
lead our small team, execute operations, and grow our brand.
Management, home operational/logistical, and marketing/brand
management experience is a must. Need a big picture/big thinker!
To apply, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED in Dolores, Colorado. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is seeking a live on site, year-round caretaker with their own
RV. Located on the beautiful forks of the Dolores Rivers, at the
mouth of the Dolores Valley and the upper reaches of McPhee
Reservoir. The position includes a full-hookup RV site with all
utilities included. You must have an RV and be willing to commit
to stay here for 18 months. Must have verifiable references and
be able to pass a background check. For additional information,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

AN AWARD WINNING B&B in Litchfield County, CT (1.5 hours to New
York City) is looking for an assistant Innkeeper or couple to
join our growing staff. Help manage all day-to-day operations of
a 16 room Inn. This is a hands-on position. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to housekeeping, breakfast, concierge
services, social media, and administrative responsibilities. We
pride ourselves on cleanliness and have maintained superior
customer reviews. Competitive base salary, accommodations, and
revenue share offered. Must be able to work independently with an
owner’s mindset. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a full-time live-in Innkeeper
for our beautiful five room bed and breakfast located in East
Hampton, CT. The job responsibilities include greeting guests,
answering phone calls, reply to emails, social media,
housekeeping, room changeovers, food shopping, preparing and
serving breakfasts for guests and making sure all aspects of the
guests stay are satisfactory. Compensation includes a room in the
Mansion including all utilities and a percentage of the room and
event sales. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

A LOVELY ONE BEDROOM SELF CATERING accommodation is available on
a large farm in Northamptonshire, in the East Midlands of
England. You can stay here for free in order to look after a
horse. Turnout plus rugs am and pm and check on two oldies plus
five poultry. This would suit a single person with experience and
high standards, who is trustworthy and discreet. We are also
seeking someone for general garden maintenance on two acres. If
you are interested in this position, please apply for more
information by writing to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FLORIDA

AN EXPERIENCED CARETAKER OR CARETAKER COUPLE wanted, outside of
Orlando. This is a live-in position. Must have a good knowledge
of cattle, horses and animals, and be hardworking, organized, and
detail-oriented. Looking for motivated and self-starting
individuals (willing to work as a team with others). No smoking
or drugs. There are eight buildings and property to be
maintained. Must have general knowledge of all functions
pertaining to farm work, including but not limited to fencing,
building maintenance, grounds keeping, equipment, and handyman
skills, cleaning inside and out. Serious inquiries only. Please
send your complete resume, references and salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA 

COUPLE NEEDED for a plantation south of Savannah, on the coast
and on the water. Requires the couple to maintain extensive
grounds, woodland roads, and have building maintenance skills for
14 100-year-old buildings. The couple will receive a $75,000
salary, plus a beautiful spacious 100-year-old three bedroom/two
bathroom house overlooking the water. The property is long
considered ecologically and environmentally one of the most
pristine on the Eastern Seaboard. This job is for a couple with
passion for nature and history, and willing to do hard physical
work to preserve it. Please reply by telephone:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PART-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in northwest Georgia. I have 85
acres, three homes, 25 acres wooded, and a five acre fishing lake
and 40 acre rented cattle pasture. This is a family farm, and
certified wildlife habitat. Located an hour north of Atlanta and
Chattanooga, TN, near Rome, GA. Part-time 22 hours groundskeeper
work per week in exchange for rent in a new two bedroom/two
bathroom 1,080 sq. ft. private home with carport, fireplace,
acreage and outbuilding for equipment storage. You pay utilities.
Gardening space also available. Duties will include: bush hog,
mowing, spraying, trimming, pressure washing, handyman, general
upkeep, driveway and equipment maintenance, weeding-gardening,
fence repair, animal care, pond maintenance, “gate keeper”,
pet care, etc. Additional hourly pay available if interested in
housekeeping and driving (think, Ms. Daisy). Looking for healthy,
fit, no drugs or alcohol, and clean driving record applicants.
This is a long-term position with a great family. References and
maintenance equipment experience required. Minor plumbing, and
electrical a plus. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 

ALOHA! Looking for a wonderfully organized, responsible,
trustworthy, reliable, fit individual or couple to care for a
family pup, two rabbits, and a rooster on a gorgeous six acre
retreat in Volcano, on the Big Island. Maintain the main house
and a 5-star immaculate Airbnb cottage with cleanings (paid).
Caretake, manage, and weed the grounds. The property is
off-grid/solar. The ideal stay is for four month+ and the ideal
fit has deep cleaning, solar, electrical, and plumbing and
carpentry experience for general upkeep and other on-site
projects. Must have an eye for detail, excellent
people/communication skills, a strong work ethic, a smart phone
and car. The successful candidate is a confident, polite/friendly
and proactive self-starter who is alert and able to spot when
something requires attention or needs to be done. The retreat is
smoke and substance free, peaceful and beautiful. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape to the tropics. Our
2.25-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 U.S. 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 for
bedding, gourmet breakfast and dinner, and a negotiated stipend.
Lastly, we will occasionally give you free use of a vehicle to
explore the island. This is a “work for hire” position and
does not imply employment. You must carry health and auto
insurance for yourself. We are seeking a self-motivated,
organized, in shape and strong, and very tidy and clean
individual, who will work 32+ 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. 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 in mid-2022. 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. Do not fool yourself,
it is hard work, but well worth it. 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 FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp,
or Zoom. Please have one of these options available for your
interviews. No drug use or smoking of any kind, and we expect
responsible alcohol use! We do not accept applicants with
children or pets. 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!

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for environmental and photography work in the
New Year from January 11 – January 20, 2023. During this camp,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX participants can share their love for (and
learn more about) global and local environmental issues, as well
as photography. If you are interested in topics such as climate
change, waste management, animal protection 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
Reykjavík. 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
workcamp. This project has a smaller work part and puts a bigger
emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community
impact. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX participants will stay in a house in
Reykjavík. For more info please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO 

“FUN” UNCLE/AUNT COUPLE ($90,000 per Couple plus a
three-bedroom, three-bathroom home on a golf course) wanted in
Sandpoint, Idaho. This is an amazing and unique opportunity for
the right couple! We are looking for a Co-working Couple to
assist a casual, sophisticated, and fun family of four who live
in Sandpoint, Idaho. This is a full time, year-round position.
This couple will work either as a team or separately five days
per week, and it should be noted that some weekend and holiday
work will be requested by the parent. The ideal candidates will:
-	Be trustworthy and willing to sign a confidentiality agreement
and undergo a full background check. There are no vaccine
requirements for this couple.
-	Be polished, mature, and articulate with excellent
communication skills.
-	At least one of the two applicants will have a minimum of five
years of professional experience working with children ages two
years+. We are open to applicants from all sectors of the
childcare industry, schools, and camps. Please note that the
principal places a high value on having a positive, active, and
engaging male role model in her children’s lives. Both
applicants must love children and be happy to work as a team.
-	Have amazing references.
-	Be “givers” who, while on duty, will be 100% focused on the
well-being of the family, highly flexible and easy-going.
-	Value organization and cleanliness, not above assisting with
some of the day-to-day upkeep of a large lake house on a
four-acre property. This may include dealing with housekeepers,
gardeners and other vendors and overseeing some seasonal
maintenance.
-	Be self-motivated and inquisitive, forming relationships with
neighbors, teachers, coaches, and other positive people who
interact with the family.
-	Be 100% confident and comfortable with light meal prep for
three children ages 6-years-old, 4-years-old, and 2-years-old.
Must also be comfortable with a family dog and possibly other
pets.
-	Want to work directly for the owner of the property, always
maintaining a warm but professional relationship.
-	Have a long-term outlook for this position, excited about life
in a small country town.
The principal will offer a combined salary of $90,000 to this
couple and the couple might opt to live in a three-bedroom,
three-bathroom home on a golf course. This home has a two-car
garage and is located within 25 minutes’ drive (sometimes on
icy roads) to the family’s home. The family’s home is a 4,600
square foot lake house located on four acres. We have pictures
available for short listed applicants. The property has two boat
slips, and the ideal candidates will be interested in boating and
water sports. The family does live in this home year-round. We
thank you for your interest in this position and we encourage all
applicants to consider any/all personal sacrifices associated
with potentially relocating to Sandpoint, Idaho. Applicants
should please email resumes and pictures to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
In your email, please let us know why you feel that you would be
well suited to this position.

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
Preferably a couple, family, or individual. Must be willing to
relocate and live a peaceful life on our 150-year-old, 80 acre
farm located one hour outside of Chicago. We are not commercial;
it's a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, and
a loving, open-minded family awaiting the ones who want to become
part of this caring team. An ideal background would be in:
housekeeping, groundskeeping/landscaping (weeding, mowing,
maintaining and clearing trails, etc.), mechanical/machinery
skills (farm equipment knowledge; use and maintenance), handyman
skills, livestock experience (feeding; small number of animals),
construction (mending fences, home projects, etc.), and event
planning like weddings. In exchange, you will be provided with a
house (separate from the main residence), free utilities/rent,
and use of a vehicle. Quality of life - living the dream. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA 

CARETAKER NEEDED at an Equestrian Center/Boarding Facility in
Danville, Indiana. This can be full-time or part-time. I am
looking for someone who is willing to give our horses the best
care possible. We have around 30 horses at our facility at all
times that need to be cared for 24/7. This includes graining,
haying, and watering mornings and evenings; turning out and
turning in weather permitting; and cleaning stalls every day. I
need someone who is also willing to go above and beyond to make
sure all of the horses are okay, like checking to make sure they
are eating and that they don’t have any injuries. This is a
very laboring job, so I need someone who is hardworking and able
to correctly follow directions all year round. The salary will be
$100 a day. We have housing available if needed, but this will
reflect on pay. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A 10 ACRE FARM IS SEEKING A CARETAKER in Crawfordsville, Indiana
(located 49 miles northwest of Indianapolis). Seeking a caretaker
to help with the maintenance of the property. Room and board, and
all utilities included. The caretaker will receive a private bath
and bedroom. Pets are okay. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE (OR INDIVIDUAL) interested in working
part-time as live-in Innkeeper(s) at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Madison, Indiana. This opportunity would be great for a retired
couple looking for an adventure in a great small town, a
couple/individual who has flexible work from home role(s), or
individuals interested in running or owning a B&B who want to
learn the trade and try it out.  Our Bed & Breakfast is a small
operation with four rentable rooms. Currently the season is March
through mid-December, allowing for time off or winter travel, if
desired, in addition to in-season time off. The position duties
include guest check-in, some online reservations, cooking and
serving breakfast, laundry, and housekeeping oversight (we hire
someone to turn rooms). The compensation includes on-site
residence (six rooms) with all utilities and internet plus
commission. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

There’s No Place Like Home  
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Travel, food, beer, wine and classic cars
Quote: “Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph
Waldo Emerson

Cheryl and Mike

	Las Vegas is a pretty economical place to live…..if you
don’t gamble.  Low property taxes, no state income tax, and two
for one buffet.  But I didn’t want to stay in the desert when
it was time to retire from a career in law enforcement so my
husband Mike and I started researching places outside of the
United States where our retirement dollars would go far. We had
heard so many wonderful things about Costa Rica. No standing
army, great relations with the USA, 98% literacy rate and good
exchange rate, not to mention thriving rain forests and beautiful
beaches. We took an eight-day vacation there and did the basic
tourist things. Flew into San Jose, visited Manuel Antonio State
Park, the Arenal and Poas volcanoes, and even looked at a house
for sale in Escazu.  
	The country was nice enough that we answered an ad in The
Caretaker Gazette for a three-month house and pet sitting
assignment in rural northern Costa Rica. The property, owned by
an American couple, consisted of about six acres with several
ponds where the owner was raising Tilapia. There was also a great
Black Lab. Three months was a wonderful amount of time to meet
local expats who helped us find great hidden eateries, local
festivities, and gave us valuable information about where to shop
and find a dentist or chiropractor or an internet cafe where one
could make cheap international phone calls. 
	You can use Google Earth where you are hoping to stay. Had we
done that, we might have seen that the one-mile road to the main
road from our property was dirt and gravel and at a winding 12%
grade. I can do a mile on flat pavement in an easy fifteen
minutes. That mile took us an hour with usually three stops to
clutch our chests, gasp for air and consider calling a cab for
the last quarter mile. Are you in shape for the climate and
altitude in which you will be living? We had permission from the
owner to use the small pick-up truck to take the dog into town
for weekly veterinary checkups. 
	There are lots of bugs in the tropics. Know what you want to use
to repel them. I tried to make a healthy version of repellant
that included witch hazel and vinegar but couldn’t stand the
smell of myself and ended up using Off or something else with
Deet in it. We had also read that C.R. has a large number of
small poisonous snakes in the viper family. We encountered five
during our three months. One in town and another four on the
property we were watching. I would recommend a small snake bite
kit for areas like that and know where your nearest hospital is
located. Not all medical insurance plans will cover you out of
state but we found that temporary travel medical insurance is
very affordable and a peace-of-mind investment.
	Another assignment we took through The Caretaker Gazette was in
Ireland, about 45 minutes west of Dublin. It was during the
winter. Our hosts wanted to spend a month in a warmer clime and
we watched their property and two small rescue dogs. When we
asked about local transportation, they requested we send a copy
of our drivers’ licenses and they had us temporarily added to
their auto insurance policy. Thus, we had unlimited use of one of
two vehicles at no cost other than fuel. If you are on a tight
budget be prepared for unexpected costs. The first time we pulled
into a gas station to fill a tank I was happily surprised to see
fuel at $1.25 a gallon. Upon closer inspection we realized that
the fuel listing was per liter… and in Euros. At the time we
were there it equaled about $6.50 a gallon in dollars. Don’t
take too many credit cards and let the bank of those cards know
where and when you will be travelling. I did not and my American
Express card was frozen at a gift shop in a tourist area of
Ireland. They let me use their phone to call AmEx customer
service to authorize the charge and convince them that my card
was not stolen and that I was indeed in Ireland. Know the answers
to your security questions for each card. And many foreign banks
partner with U.S. banks so that you can use your ATM debit card
to withdraw local currency with no transaction fees. Your
bank’s website can identify those cooperating institutions and
save you some cash. Either way, we found using ATM machines was a
cheaper way to get local cash than going to a currency exchange
office. And by the way, Ireland is extremely cold in the winter.
If your country uses Celsius instead of Fahrenheit you might want
to familiarize yourself with the conversion or keep a cheat sheet
so as to dress comfortably for your day. We took adequate winter
weather clothing but were surprised at the cost of heating our
hosts’ house. We used wood, coal and peat for the fireplace in
the main living area as it was cheaper than heating the entire
house with the radiator system which heated with fuel oil.
Heating oil was very expensive during the time we were there and
was an unexpected expense.

View of Costa Rica property with the Black Lab

A rainy day on the Costa Rica property

	We had agreed to cover the heating oil cost with our hosts
before taking the assignment again the following year. Yes, we
did two Irish winters in a row because the whole experience was
so nice for both us and our hosts that we were invited back.
Northern Patagonia in Southern Chile was our best house and pet
sitting assignment.
	The Gazette ad read:

CHILE

HOUSESITTERS NEEDED from May to August, for a farm in southern
Chile, near the village of Villarrica. It is a very nice property
with 150 acres and views of the volcano Villarrica. The farmhouse
is located in the middle of a very beautiful farm landscape with
old trees and a small river. A very friendly dog is watching the
farm. There are no more animals. Two employees are working daily
on the farm and my brother-in-law lives only 12 miles away to
help if there would be any problems. We are looking for a nice
and reliable housesitting couple who would love to stay the
wintertime in Chile. The nature is beautiful, the volcano is a
very famous skiing region and there are nice hot springs around
Lake Villarrica and the region is really attractive for tourists.
We are looking for non-smokers, retirees, older than 50 years
with a driver’s license. 

	We were about 20 minutes outside of Villarrica, Chile.  After we
landed in Santiago, we had the option of flying into the
neighboring city of Valdivia ($150.00) and taking a local
30-minute bus ride to Villarrica or taking a 10-hour sleeper bus
from Santiago ($11.00) and a chance to see the country. The
sleeper bus was clean, comfortable and included a continental
breakfast! Our host spoke German and some Spanish. We spoke
English and some Spanish. We got by. We stayed in a German built
home, with the use of a nice SUV, and surrounded by 150 acres of
hazelnut trees that were maintained by a staff who also cut
firewood for us for use in the house. We had only to care for two
cats and a wonderful Great Dane and enjoy the beauty and
civilization of Chile. Food was plentiful, inexpensive, and of
great quality in both grocery stores and in restaurants. The
infrastructure is top notch. Very little English was spoken by
the locals but we encountered a large northern European expat
community that all spoke better English than most of my friends.
The entire country is prone to earthquakes but the government
knows it and has an emergency response program that works. Daily
tremors became unnoticeable. If you have a phobia, research your
destination so it doesn’t ruin your experience.
Chile-seismophobia (earthquakes); Costa Rica-Ophidiophobia
(snakes); Ireland-I can’t find a word for fear of sheep, beer,
or River Dancing 😉
	We found that most people are looking for a property/pet sitter
at times that they don’t want to be on their property. In the
case of Ireland, it was very cold. In Costa Rica it was very hot
and humid and rainy. Southern Chile was also very cold because
remember, the seasons are reversed when you venture south of the
equator. But for us, it was the best time to experience these
countries. Because if you enjoy the country even during their
“worst” time of year, think of how much more amazing it will
be during peak season. 
	While looking for international destinations, we always kept an
eye out for options within the United States. We found some
states that are very attractive for retirees. More than ten
states have no state income tax, like Washington, saving anywhere
from 6% to 9% of your retirement income depending on the
state’s tax structure. Other states, like Oregon, have no state
sales tax. Property taxes vary greatly from state to state and
from county to county within those states. Oregon property taxes
are very high, probably to offset the lack of sales tax.
Definitely do your research and rent before buying. The rule of
thumb in Vegas was, if you can handle three summers, you will be
alright with the incredible heat. The famous tag line is “but
it’s a dry heat”. Still, 118 degrees in the shade is
dangerously hot if you’re outside for any length of time. The
state of Washington piqued our interest with several
characteristics. Fairly moderate climate, no state income tax,
easy traveling distance to rivers, ocean and mountains and an
abundance of natural beauty.  
	When an ad appeared in The Caretaker Gazette for a property
caretaker position on the Olympic Peninsula, we answered it. The
property hosts vetted us thoroughly and we even flew up at our
own expense to be interviewed and meet them and see the property.
We had a list of easy chores, some on a schedule and others at
our leisure. We also had time to explore the area often. We still
think about Chile a lot. If for any reason we were to leave the
Pacific Northwest that’s where we would head. Perhaps by
answering another ad in The Caretaker Gazette. 
	Experiencing a possible retirement destination through house and
pet sitting has been indescribably rewarding. It has made travel
that would have been otherwise, unaffordable, possible and
enriched our lives with new friends and experiences. Remember,
life is a journey, not a destination. Warm regards and safe
travels.
 
Cheryl and Mike with their favorite Costa Rican waiter

IRELAND

HELP NEEDED in Dunmanus Bay, Goleen, Ireland. We are a
single-parent, single-child family. This work exchange is
offering you the opportunity to spend time to visit this area.
Hiking and biking are very good here. It is a very nice location
and you will have a bicycle to use. Meanwhile your volunteer job
is to be involved in our family situation. You would be spending
time and giving care and attention to my daughter, Erin, going
hiking, playing with her toys and games, having fun, taking the
time and focus to interact and provide happy times for her.
Additionally, we prepare food for ourselves and we have housework
too; tidying up after ourselves, washing the dishes and sweeping
the floors. It's a typical household environment and therefore
it's about sharing the space and some time and interactions
together. Our house is not far from small beaches, coves and
hills for walking with clean and fresh Atlantic air. The
peninsula is the most southwesterly tip of Ireland, it is called
the Mizen Peninsula. We are on a road we call the Coast Road, it
is the scenic route on this peninsula. The public transport
system, will take you to the village of Goleen on the other side
of the peninsula. Our house is about seven kilometers away from
the village and it's advisable to be travelling with bags which
can be easily taken on that walk if necessary, as we don't have
our own car. Mostly, we walk or use a bicycle to get around the
area which is good for keeping fit. It's also very easy to
hitchhike right now as in the summertime it is good for that.
Years ago I was a Yoga and Qigong teacher, but right now I am
recovering within a period of long illness and starting to
rebuild my health. We eat clean, healthy, organic, vegetarian
food. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Many thanks.

IOWA

FULL-TIME FARM CARETAKER WANTED on a 1,200 sow farm in Waterloo,
with the potential for area management opportunities. Pay will be
based on experience, up to $50,000 annually. Fully paid health
care and vacation provided, and housing is available if needed.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details.

MASSACHUSETTS

LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME CARETAKER to live on a beautiful private
estate on Cape Ann to look after my home and property and assist
a single mother and her two young children primarily on the
weekends. This person is essentially a part of the family and
helps with organizing the household and completing errands. Other
essential duties and responsibilities might include: making sure
the house and property is in good condition; manage special
projects for the house and property improvement; serving as a
companion to the mother and children; transporting children to
and from appointments, errands, activities, etc.; preparing meals
when necessary; performing light housekeeping duties (e.g.,
keeping the kitchen clean, laundry); keeping an eye on the
children, the property, and farm animals; shopping and running
errands; and maintaining a safe and comfortable home environment.
The right person needs to be highly organized and be able to
multitask, and they must be able to help with a range of home
chores, such as preparing meals and cleaning. This is not a
full-time position and having a primary career is acceptable.
Most of the responsibility is on the weekend. Housing is in a
large private studio with a bathroom attached to the house. The
pay is specific to the person and the level of need – this will
be determined upon finding the right person. A strong candidate
should be compassionate and friendly, as they’re regularly
working with the family and providing them with a positive and
encouraging atmosphere. Candidates might also have CPR and first
aid training and be ready to use it in emergency situations in
case unexpected critical health issues occur. It’s also
important for the candidate to hold a driver’s license so they
can easily transport the children to and from their appointments
and run errands. The right person will be subject to background
checks and must sign a waiver. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN 

OPPORTUNITY FOR A RETIRED COUPLE to be caretakers for a family
compound in northern Michigan. Taking care of the property -
mowing the lawn, spring and fall yard work, blowing snow in
winter (all proper equipment on site) and minor maintenance of
buildings including summer upkeep of cottages, main house and
beach are the main duties. A two bedroom farmhouse style cottage
in excellent condition provided as well as heat and electricity
expenses in exchange for caretaking and monitoring of the
property. Easy access to Mackinac Island and northern Michigan
attractions, with a very private setting. Family is away most of
the year. Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSISSIPPI 

WORKING CARETAKER WANTED for a small family owned working horse,
cattle and hay farm in Perkinston, in central Stone County. A one
bedroom apartment is available for the caretaker. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MISSOURI

MATURE CARETAKING COUPLE WANTED. Absolutely no children or pets.
Must be organized, detail-oriented, and tidy. Non-smokers.
You’ll have an all-appliances, partially furnished A-frame
cabin, paid utilities, and receive a small stipend (depending on
your qualifications). Additionally, income-producing
opportunities abound, with acres of timber on our 130 acre
property, including a sawmill, greenhouse and high tunnel. All
that, in exchange for 20 hours a week assisting an elderly couple
with organic gardening, landscaping, maintenance, driving and
shopping. Specific duties will be outlined during the vetting
process. Curriculum vitae and references required. Selected
candidates will be sent a questionnaire to determine
qualifications and would need to plan on a two to three day visit
to determine compatibility. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

WINTER CARETAKER NEEDED in Polebridge, Montana from November 1st
- March 31st, with flexibility in the start and end dates. The
Polebridge Mercantile and Bakery needs a winter caretaker. Like
to ski? Like to be in nature? Like solitude? Remote student? This
position includes free housing with all utilities included. We
have fast (faster than town) reliable internet, and a monthly
paycheck is provided. Tasks include but are not limited to caring
for farm animals (dogs, cats, sheep, and chickens) maintenance
and chopping wood. Wood heat is the only source of heat, and the
candidate must be comfortable using a wood stove. Vacation time
available! Please send your resume and mini cover letter
explaining why you would be a good fit for the position to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CLEAN-UP, MAINTENANCE, AND GROUNDSKEEPING WORK available on a
smaller ranch in Central Montana. This is not an absentee owner
or management position. You must be able to take direction well.
Includes but is not limited to cleaning and maintaining yards,
buildings, sheds, bunkhouses, and corrals; mowing, picking up
trash, and keeping the yards tidy; and fixing and maintaining
fences and buildings. Could also include maintenance and repair
of older equipment and other general ranch chores. Drug-,
alcohol-, and tobacco-free workplace. References required. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE on a beautiful Western Montana
Ranch, located near Missoula, Montana. This caretaker position
offers good pay and housing. Some horse experience would be
beneficial. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED: LIVE-IN GROUNDS MAINTENANCE COUPLE (couples only): This
position is a two-person position for house and grounds on an
estate on Flathead Lake, Rollins, Montana, surrounded by
beautiful mountains. The job comes with a year-round two bedroom
apartment, along with all utilities, and Wi-Fi. The job is
full-time six months of the year - beginning in April and ending
at the end of October. Skills needed: Landscaping, irrigation
system knowledge, gardening and maintaining flower beds, handyman
skills including minor electric, plumbing, and carpentry for
house and grounds, housekeeping one time a week and after guests
leave. And must be able to supervise subcontractors. Must be
personable and self-starters. The other six months consist of
being on the property, inspecting the inside of the house a
couple of times a week, receiving packages, etc. The winter
months are a perfect opportunity for other work or hobbies.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a resume and
references.

NEW JERSEY

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for the month of December to look after two
dogs, two cats, three goldfish, and our garden. My home is in the
Basking Ridge area. 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

NEW MEXICO 

GORGEOUS, remote 40-Acre Property/Retreat Center in rural
Southern New Mexico is seeking a caretaker couple for
collaboration in maintaining and running a nature-based,
eco-spiritual, artist/personal residency retreat center. Private
accommodations, soaking tub and sauna provided. Exchange property
and buildings care for housing and expenses. Income potential in
collaborating with running/developing the retreat rentals. This
is a unique situation, conversations needed to fully explain. You
will have privacy, forever views, 40 minutes to town, and a rural
high-desert 4-season climate. To see photos and learn more,
please visit our Instagram  page at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a mature, responsible individual
or couple to maintain and care for a small farm/ranch located 40
miles southeast of Santa Fe (near Galisteo/Stanley, NM). The
ranch caretaker(s) will be responsible for caring for a small
number of various livestock including, but not limited to:
horses, donkeys, sheep, hogs, chickens, dogs, and cats. The
couple or individual will work closely and collaboratively with
the owner and Director of Operations. Requirements: have a valid
driver’s license with a clean driving record, previous
experience with trailer hauling/animal hauling preferred, prior
knowledge of ranch animal husbandry strongly preferred, minor
handyman/maintenance of ranch property, equipment and living
quarters. This is a full-time/on-call position. Must live on-site
in provided quarters. Benefits: free housing/utilities
(two-bedroom apartment, with utilities included), salary of
$1,500 - $2,500/month depending on experience, one week paid
vacation annually, standard sick leave, and Holiday bonus pay. To
learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

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

SEEKING A FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND, Property Caretaker at a private
residence that includes 700 acres of leased out farm land and
rental homes in Millerton, NY. The individual must be hands-on,
healthy, and naturally service-oriented with a positive work
ethic. The job includes a full-time grounds keeping assistant,
two bedroom cottage, medical coverage, and a competitive salary.
Duties include performing light-duty construction and repairs on
properties and equipment; oversee and coordinate with outside
contractors as required; be available 24/7 for emergencies and
snow removal; grounds and landscaping maintenance, including
watering, pruning, weeding, and trimming as needed; car washing,
fueling, keeping registrations current; and keep utility vehicles
in working order; manage garbage/trash/debris collection at the
home property; assist with keeping all tools and equipment in
good repair, fueled, and properly stored; maintaining systems,
troubleshooting appliances; sweep and clean walks/porches; water
the gardens; mow lawns; collect leaves; snow removal; and
generally assist in keeping outside premises in an orderly, clean
condition; operate and maintain tractors, mowers, chainsaws, and
other power tools; pruning and removing trees and shrubs;
maintain and repair irrigation, water features, swimming pool,
plumbing, and some electrical systems; assess repairs as needed
at rental properties and contact required tradespeople as
required; meet with and assist contractors for scheduled home
maintenance/repairs. The schedule is full-time, year-round with
half-day Saturday support. Vacation time to be arranged. A
competitive salary is offered, along with live-in accommodations
available in a modern two bedroom/two bathroom cottage with
central air, located within the property. Utilities included.
Health benefits available. The property caretaker requirements
include a minimum of three-year experience in property
caretaking, being highly organized with effective time management
skills, being in strong physical health and able to lift 50
pounds easily, having a keen attention to detail, and basic
carpentry skills. Must be proactive in communication and have a
valid driver’s license and be authorized to work without
restriction in the U.S., and pass a background check. Please
apply with your resume or a detailed history of your related job
experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND 

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) - with any or all of the following
skills: Builder/handyman, mechanic, pilot, organic
gardener/permaculture, healthy cook, healing arts, yoga teacher,
admin, computer, assistant/secretarial skills, organizer, animal
and nature lover. Please email your resume/letter describing any
training and skills to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

BLOWING ROCK, NC. Housekeeper needed for a vacation house.
General care of the house including cleaning of all surfaces
including floors, making of beds, washing and ironing personal
laundry and linens. When the family is in residence, grocery
shopping, setting the table and cleaning up after meals,
occasional light meal’s preparation, setting fires and bringing
in wood and generally being available to the family. For more
info, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE IN OUR GUEST COTTAGE overlooking a bold mountain creek. Our
nine acre home site is within a conservation community with
trails and waterfalls. This Western North Carolina location is a
rural, gated community east of Asheville and Black Mountain.
I-40, at the Old Fort exit, is 11 miles away. Lake Lure and the
Blue Ridge Parkway are 15 to 40 minutes. We’re an active
retired couple looking for a settled middle-aged person, minimum
age 60, to help us gain freedom of movement knowing our pets and
property are being cared for when we are away for a day or a few
weeks. Our location has been popular with artists and outdoor
lovers who enjoy walking/hiking/gardening. In exchange for our
cottage/utilities/laundry are pet care as needed, and about 18
hours per week that will include landscape maintenance/handyman
skills at the cottage and house, light gardening, occasional
light housekeeping or errands. Flexible scheduling except when
pet care is needed. Extra income is available depending on the
level of skills. This offering is for an undetermined period. Can
be short-term (months) to a couple of years. No children, outside
pets or live-ins. The caretaker will need to stay in the main
house when we are away for periods to properly take care of our
pets. We have three elderly cats and one 17-year-old Jack Russell
mix. Our pets are settled/good natured. The starting date will be
after mid-November 2022. We offer rent free and expense-free
living in our two bedroom, 1½ bath cottage, located 300 ft. from
the main house. The cottage has its own garden plot, porch, and
patio. Internet is provided. No landline. We will try and match
your skills and experience level to our needs. Applicants must
have a basic independent income and not be solely financially
dependent on our arrangement. Details of your past work
experiences needed. References checked. Proof of minimum income
required, i.e. Social Security/pension/other. Non-smokers. No
drugs. Able-bodied in good health. Reliable transportation. No
offsite work. No drama. We’re not looking for a manager or
executive type. No staff here to supervise. Written resume and
photos required. An initial Zoom or FaceTime meeting plus an
in-person meeting is required before commitment. Inquires must be
within reasonable proximity to North Carolina if you're
considering relocating here. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENJOY HIKING, BIKING, AND LAKE LIFE in a drama-free, stress-free
setting! Live at a beautiful family-owned Resort at the base of
the Smoky Mountains. We are in search of a property
caretaker/couple to live on-site and join our community. Must
have handyman skills and be available on-call for general
property maintenance and last-minute repairs. About 25 paid hours
per week (more hours available when needed and rate to be
determined). Responsibilities include general maintenance, upkeep
and beautification of the property. If you are a "jack of all
trades" then we want to hear from you! Please email your bio to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORWAY

WANT TO HELP BUILD A COMMUNITY? Love the sea? After finishing the
building of our boat and our first sea-trial trip, we are
presently based on an organic apple farm 40 minutes south of
Oslo, where we are focusing on beekeeping as we intend to build
up on honey production and queen-breeding this summer. We are a
community-based project born over 10 years ago. Involving people
from all over the globe, we hope to eventually form a community
present both on land and at sea, that will cooperate with
eco-villages, sharing the bliss of sustainable living and
traveling through organic farming and sailing - connecting places
and people across the oceans. If you have any knowledge or
interest in permaculture, self-sufficiency, alternative living,
etc., don't hesitate to contact us and share your ideas. Our
hopes are for the farm to flourish into a place where food,
thoughts, plans, adventures, and - of course - boats, can grow!
Please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you
would be interested in our community and please place this in the
Subject Line: Sea Gypsy Application so we know you have been
reading this. Love from Sailing the Farm – a sea gypsy tribe of
tomorrow!

OREGON 

HELLO! I am semi-retired and living in one of the most beautiful
places in the Northwest. The Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon
on three acres, and on the Applegate River, in Jacksonville. I
have an RV site on the river which has power (30 amp.), great
Wi-Fi, and freshwater. I will have the holding tanks pumped as
needed and will provide a 100g. propane tank with fuel at your
pad. If you do not have an RV I would be open to buying one! This
is being offered as a long-term/full-time stay. The ideal
candidate would be a single person with an RV in good condition,
who would like to live rent free with all utilities paid, in
trade for animal feeding and grounds supervision.
Responsibilities would be caring for three sheep and two
sheepdogs, feeding once a day and keeping water feeders and bowls
clean in the mornings. Walking the fence-line for holes and
keeping an eye on the irrigation system during Spring and Summer,
and notify the owner if repairs are needed. If you enjoy
gardening, there is space here to create raised boxes, or an
in-ground garden, and there is endless water here from the river
during the hotter months. Several fruit trees are on the property
and wild blackberries in late summer. Fishing for Steelhead,
Salmon and Trout is seasonal and requires a permit. While I am
away, you would have access to the heated saltwater pool and the
rest of the grounds. I'd also ask you to mow the two acres of
grass using my Kubota ride-on tractor, once a week or less, and
some lite weed eating. While I am on the property, just animal
feeding/watering in the mornings and evenings would be needed.
Big Plus if you enjoy yard work and can perform simple repairs on
the property, and I would pay for harder extra work, but this
would be on rare occasions, unless you would like to work, in
which case it could be more often. All other free time is yours,
so if you have other work or activities in the area, you will
only need to check waters in the morning and be back in the
evenings to feed and water animals. I prefer no other guests on
the property, and the caretaker should be drug free and pretty
much keep to themselves. Enjoy river kayaking at your doorstep,
endless hiking and biking in the area, also great wineries, and
mountain lakes are in the area. Medford is just 30 minutes away
and the beautiful town of Jacksonville is 15 minutes away. If you
need transportation, I have a clean little Tacoma you can use
periodically for market runs and necessary local travel. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking to hire a Cook/Caretaker at our
remote Lodge. We are located 85 miles up the Snake River on the
Oregon side. You will be paid well for your culinary expertise,
plus tips and room and board. Transportation is provided to and
from Heller Bar or Pittsburg Landing. This position is open now
and ends in March, unless you want to stay on permanently.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparing basic
meals for a large crew of guests, laundry, basic housekeeping,
keeping the bunkhouses clean and neat. You must be able to drive
a 4×4 utility vehicle and pass a drug test. Housing provided and
salary to be determined. To learn more please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE IN POSITION AVAILABLE in Grants Pass, Oregon for a Horse
Enthusiast/Rider/Trainer. Settle in for the Winter months and be
relieved of housing expenses in exchange for gentle dedicated
care and guidance with our four-year-old Gelding. Our private
estate, surrounded by a diverse landscape of pastures, trees and
mountain side views, has abundant wildlife that adds to the
natural beauty. Additional salary available for assistance with
maintaining forest trails and gathering firewood. A
knowledgeable, patient and confident individual with a genuine
love for horses is who we are looking for to bond with and keep
our Boy moving and learning. He is incredibly intelligent,
affectionate and excels with groundwork and has been ridden.
Absolutely no cigarette, drug or excessive alcohol use. A
background check and references are required. Accommodations
available for one person only. A small pet is considered. To
inquire and know more, please send an introduction or resume and
availability along with a contact number for a phone interview to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you kindly.

SOUTH DAKOTA

A BEAUTIFUL HOME IN BELLE FOURCHE, SOUTH DAKOTA needs a caretaker
to feed three horses daily. We are looking to fill this caretaker
position immediately. If you love horses, you will love these
horses. We’re looking for a non-smoker, no illegal drugs, and
preferably an upstanding individual with high moral values. The
caretaker will be required to pay utilities. To apply, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

TEXAS

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKERS NEEDED. Ranch experience required.
Seeking an honest and reliable couple for caretakers of winter
hunting and year round upkeep of our ranch located north of Eagle
Pass, TX. Duties to include watering routes, feed
wildlife/cattle, fill corn/protein feeders, maintain fences,
tractor work (small and large equipment) and maintenance detailed
by ranch guidelines and instructions. Experience with heavy
machinery needed. Housekeeping, yard work and weekend assistance
with cooking and cleaning. A background check is required.
Personal reliable transportation required for off ranch trips and
supplies runs (paid mileage). Includes a partially furnished
mobile home. The ranch is located 15 miles from Eagle Pass and an
additional seven miles from Highway 57. Reports of weekly
activities to be issued by email, therefore, some basic computer
skills are necessary. Compensation will be $3,400 per month,
depending on your experience level. Please text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING A COUPLE without kids at home, to live on and take care
of a beautiful, well-established South Texas ranch. This is not a
cowboy job! The husband needs to be able to take care of all
ranch duties, etc. The wife will be needed on a less frequent
basis, to take care of all houses on the ranch, and also handle
cooking when the absentee owner and guests are on the premises,
etc. A nice apartment and utilities will be provided. Salary will
depend on experience. Must be able to pass a felony background
check. To apply, please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HORSE FARM HELP NEEDED in the Athens, TX area. I have a private
equine facility with 50 horses on 132 acres, no outside or
boarded horses here. Horses only, no other animals. I am seeking
a person or working couple (must be non-smokers) who are an
all-around knowledgeable handyman and has equine experience and
if a working couple ideally a woman who will specialize in caring
for the horses. I am prepping this horse farm and horses for
marketing prior to relocating to AZ, possibly UT or NV. I will be
putting this farm located in Texas for sale ASAP, then plan to
move to AZ and build a new farm in the mountains on irrigated
acreage. Initially, there will be a time period of about six to
eight weeks to complete maintenance and repairs for marketing,
then sell here and ideally you will assist with the move West,
build 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 is a permanent position. Live on
site, all utilities included (including high speed internet,
Wi-Fi and 42 inch TV with 250 channels/Dish TV), limited space on
this farm, no room for children except the possibility of one
child. Pay is commensurate with responsibility, abilities and
experience. The needs of the horses comes first, period. The
primary maintenance and repair duties will include: minor
fencing, tree cutting, 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. I
do not expect one person to be able to do everything listed
above, however must be able to perform most of the above list. To
learn more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then
apply by forwarding your bio and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to discuss.

IN SEARCH OF CARETAKER(S) in East Texas - with any or all of the
following skills: Builder/handyman, mechanic, pilot, organic
gardener/permaculture, healthy cook, healing arts, yoga teacher,
admin, computer, assistant/secretarial skills, organizer, animal
and nature lover. Please email your resume/letter describing any
training and skills to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESPONSIBLE, MATURE PERSON NEEDED to live in our Flower Mound,
Texas home and care for our 12-year-old, 57 pound Belgian
Shepherd while we are overseas. Quiet, secluded, wooded and safe
neighborhood near Lake Grapevine and hiking/biking trails. Small
koi pond needs feeding twice a day, and weekly filter cleaning.
Starting now, for between three and six months. References
requested, and our reference from prior caretaker available.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UTAH

A HOUSESITTER is needed in suburban Salt Lake City from the day
before Thanksgiving until January 31, 2023, 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 email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include references of your past housesitting and/or dog-sitting
experience. Thank you.

VERMONT

AN AWARD-WINNING South Central Vermont Country Inn has an opening
for an Innkeeper couple or highly motivated individual. Must be
guest-oriented, hands-on, and energetic, with an ability to
direct a small staff. The Vermont Inn, located in Mendon halfway
between Rutland and Killington, provides a daily country
breakfast and afternoon tea.  Applicants must have an
understanding of QuickBooks and hospitality PMS systems.
Serv-Safe credentials a plus. The Inn hosts several weddings a
year as well as retreats and corporate functions. Very
family-friendly with lots of repeat business and high guest
reviews. Very busy fall and winter seasons with a growing summer
business as well. Negotiable salary, paid vacation, and a
three-bedroom Innkeeper’s apartment on-site. For further
details, please contact the owners with your resume by sending it
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CHITTENDEN, VT HOMEOWNERS seek a single professional to housesit
from January 1 - April 1, 2023. Bausch Lane Hill is a seasonal
home for 53 years and we welcome a legit house sitter to help us
maintain the home through the winter. Internet ready, 38 acres,
four baths, sleeps 12, barns and car garage, et al, available for
you. Hiking on land, snowshoeing and access to the
Killington/Pico ski resorts. Must have a suitable 4-wheel vehicle
to access our driveway. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more info. Peace/thanks.  

VIRGINIA

BEDFORD, VIRGINIA CARETAKER(S) NEEDED. We are just north of Smith
Mountain Lake. Applicants should be in good health, handy and
resourceful with a common sense understanding of the hazards of
nature. Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, competent, with a
strong body. Must be self-reliant. No tobacco or alcohol users
need apply please. Experience rural life on seven acres. Live
rent-free in exchange for maintenance work such as weeding,
raking, gardening, light maintenance of fences and buildings,
weed-eating work and light chain saw work. The caretaker will
need some of their own tools to do landscaping and gardening, as
I have some tools but not enough for all kinds of work, etc. The
caretaker will work with ducks, goats, and chickens. Might be
other animals – not limited to mentioned animals. Will exchange
a furnished, partly furnished, or unfurnished small but
comfortable one bedroom cabin for work. Will provide a small tank
of propane each month along with paying a percentage of electric.
No other wages or moneys provided. If you’re interested, please
send an email message to caretakergazette@gmail.com with
“Bedford, VA Property” in the Subject Line for forwarding
purposes. Thanks.

SANCTUARY CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE. Starting in January 2023,
a cat sanctuary in the greater Northern Virginia Area (Culpeper)
may be seeking a person or couple experienced in the care and
handling of cats including feral cats. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has
feral cats that must be observed and assessed and retrieved if in
need of veterinary care. The person/couple must have a genuine
commitment to the animals for their sake as demonstrated by
previous work/volunteer history. The person must have computer/IT
skills to communicate effectively and to be responsive to the
Board and others with whom responsiveness is required.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX designees must be informed of the status of
the sanctuary and sanctuary animals on a weekly basis. The person
must have organizational skills in order to develop and
coordinate volunteer efforts for the care of the animals or
repair/improvement/enhancement of the facilities. The
person/couple must not have engaged in hunting or any lethal
program for wildlife management and have an appreciation for
wildlife (the property serves as a wildlife sanctuary). The
person/couple will be expected to maintain the facilities in a
clean and sanitary condition (housing and runs) for 20 - 40 cats.
This can be done by resident caretakers or through recruitment of
volunteers. Cats must be observed as much as possible each day,
fed, have their litter changed and provided with enrichment to
the extent possible. The person/couple will need to cooperate in
wildlife programs that may be available. Compensation will be a
free residence worth $1,600 per month according to a recent
appraisal. This would be the equivalent compensation of about
$400 a week for work performed. It is estimated that 25 hours a
week would be expected/required to accomplish the maintenance
chores. If caretaker(s) engages in any projects, develops any
programs, conducts any fund raising or educational activity in
conjunction with the sanctuary, that enhances the welfare of
animals and the work of Animal Allies, bonuses will be provided
accordingly. For further information or to express your interest
in this position please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WASHINGTON

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE NEEDED at a horse property
in Camas, Washington. It’s a 20 minute drive to Camas shopping,
and a 30 minute drive to Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA. This is a
long-term position on a 15 acre private horse property. The
caretaker couple accommodations include a new, upscale fully
furnished three bedroom, 2,400 sq. ft. home with en-suite main
bath, walk-in closet, large kitchen/dining/family room. The
second full bath serves two small bedrooms and the remaining
accommodations. It’s air conditioned, and has a wood stove. All
utilities, high speed internet, etc. are included. The job is
five to seven days a week, and the hours vary. You will be in
charge of the feeding and care of two Friesian horses, chickens
and indoor pets as well as the facilities and grounds. We
maintain our property to the highest standard and expect the same
from you. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. Must have riding
experience, English or western. Must have basic knowledge of
horse health and care. Exercising horses, daily mucking of
pastures and stalls, maintaining and fixing fencing,
groundskeeping, operating the snow plow and blower, tractor,
power tools, construction equipment, ATV, shovel snow, machinery
maintenance, confidently pulling horse trailers, loading hay
bales, and administering medication. Must have extensive
knowledge of plants and gardening. This is a hard job but also
has lots of flexibility, free time and perks. The salary is based
on experience and skills. Vacation pay and cash bonuses available
after six months of satisfactory performance. A health stipend
will be provided after one year of employment. Must be good with
and love animals, have common sense and be a problem solver. Must
be able to handle the entire property for weeks at a time when
the owners are away. Access to property vehicles is included. We
are an easy going, fun family looking for a couple who wants to
be part of our “team”. We will only respond to applicants who
fit our requirements. Must be willing to relocate and commit long
term. We will be doing background checks and checking references
thoroughly. Video/phone interviews and in-person visit a must. To
apply, please email your resume(s) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SHORT TERM HELP NEEDED for 8-12 weeks in the Winter 2023. Care
for my cat and home on 85 acres outside of Okanogan. Off-grid
solar modern home suitable for a couple or single person. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED. Live-in, full-time and rent free at a private
Central Washington ranch (seven miles from Ellensburg) on
hundreds of acres with river frontage and abundant natural
scenery and wildlife. The opportunity start date is flexible and
begins this Fall. Must be honest, capable, handy, healthy and
generally available during normal business hours. The gig comes
with a two-bedroom apartment, utilities and internet included,
ample storage, and workshop type areas can also be provided upon
mutual agreement. Additional compensation may be offered for
specialized skills and contributions that go well above and
beyond typical property caretaker duties. Not looking for social
types, but rather folks who enjoy plenty of elbow room, peace and
quiet. The ranch enjoys a true four seasons and weather
conditions at times demand that the caretaker be in very good
health and mobility. Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to: routine walkthrough inspections of the various
structures on the property and patrolling the surrounding
acreage, light to moderate maintenance (such as mowing,
snow-plowing and minor repairs), coordinating and managing
necessary outside help, and generally being a constant and
reliable presence at the ranch, particularly during business
hours and while ownership is away. No children or pets please, no
smokers or heavy drinkers. Must have your own reliable automobile
in good working order. Someone with a full-time job would likely
not be a fit due to the lack of needed availability. No hunting
or fishing allowed on-property. To apply, please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A FULL-TIME CARETAKER POSITION ON A PRIVATE ISLAND in Washington
State is available! This employment opportunity comes with a
home, car, and all communication devices. The duties of the
caretaker include maintenance and operation of the water
treatment plant, pump house, fire house, post office, runway,
roads, vehicles, and equipment. In addition to a salary you will
also receive additional funds to help defray costs of health
insurance, travel, and other expenses. Please email responses to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER COUPLE for my home/estate in North Bend,
Washington, located on 60 acres on the Middle Fork of the
Snoqualmie River about 35 miles east of Seattle. Housing is
included with a very nice 1,200 sq. ft. apartment over the
garage. Caretaking includes exterior maintenance of the yard and
buildings along with firewood cutting and splitting. Five acres
of mowing during the growing season and lots of landscape
maintenance. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you're
interested in knowing more.

WISCONSIN

NEED A CARETAKER/SMALL FAMILY for this Winter, starting 12/1/22.
Pets are fine. I have a 1,200 sq. ft. single level lake home in
the woods, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s located
about 15 miles from the Spooner area on about five acres. No rent
- only pay utilities. Looking to see if there is anyone
interested in this type arrangement to help out a "Snowbird" who
does not want to shut-down or winterize. If interested, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and explain why you think you would be
a good fit to caretake my home this Winter. Thanks.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN ON-SITE CARETAKER/MANAGER for a 24-unit
apartment complex for families near 124th and Burleigh in
Wauwatosa, in Milwaukee County. Must be adept at landscaping,
cleaning, minor repairs and have strong communication skills.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Previous
experience is required. This is an ideal setting for a couple,
and one can have an outside job. The hiring process will include
a background check. Salary up to $1,250 per month plus a
two-bedroom apartment and utilities included. If interested,
please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Experienced older mature adult available. Looking for a ranch or
property caretaker/management/maintenance full-time position.
Live on site preferred with salary required. More than 40
years’ experience in all phases of construction. Some
hospitality related experience. Livestock and small animals
experience. Some work and continuing education with exotic game.
Heavy equipment operation and repair along with small engine
mechanic work. Road work, irrigation and drainage. All forms of
construction stick frame, log, straw bale, cordwood, tiny home
build and design. Have a lot of my own tools. Remote sites are
okay. Please contact Bob at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I'm currently
in Central Florida looking for employment. I do not drink, use
drugs, and am a non-smoker.

Dependable, trustworthy, single, 62-year-old man,
non-smoker/drinker, seeking a housesitting position. Will
safeguard/maintain home/farm and animals. Rural/remote areas
preferred. Have many years of experience. Great references
available. Please contact Dirk at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

74-year-old single female enjoying good physical and mental
health relocating to Wyoming. Available for caretaking or work
exchange near Thermopolis or Greybull. Offering a loving presence
on your property and care of your home and animals while you are
away. I'm a professional healer, housekeeper, caregiver of
animals and elderly humans and an experienced gardener seeking a
quiet, comfortable, small cottage for myself and cat in exchange
for my skills and services. Contact Maureen at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property caretaker and arborist available in Fairfield County, CT
and the general New York City area. I have owned a tree service
business for 45 years. No smoking, drinking, or drugs. References
available. For more information, please call Mike at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I'm Scott, a Chauffeur driver/early retired Contractor. My
experience in building construction and maintenance is extensive.
However, my passion is providing excellent service and loyalty to
my client. I would be a perfect fit for a live-in Chauffeur
driver and groundskeeper. My hobbies are photography and fine art
printing. I grew up on a farm and have experience in many facets
of agriculture, animal care, and equipment. References available.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hawaii: Offering my help as a house sitter. Hilo area preferred
but can travel to Kona. Many years of experience in the domestic
field as a housekeeper and caretaker. If you need a reliable
person to look after your property, your crops and animals while
away from the island, please call me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Looking for a work/live location to help further develop a
resort, camp or other business. I teach A Writers Workshop,
Percussion Party, Labyrinth, Art, Yoga and Meditation. I have a
shop and have co-run a cafe and Inn. I'm a licensed minister, 56.
Open to rural U.S. locations by water (ocean, river or lake).
Also open to starting something with others, and we can find a
location to develop. Please call Doryan at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I am a guy who is new to Caretaking. I am finishing a 40 year
career as a Production Manager in large scale special events, and
am searching for a way to ease into a great retirement. During my
career I met and worked with several Property Managers, many for
some of the planet’s wealthiest people. I grew an interest in
what they were doing, and always set caretaking on the back
burner until I knew it was what I wanted to do. Now, at the age
of 62, I am deeply interested in this, but cannot seem to catch
anyone’s attention. I had a career which taught me a great
deal, and I learned how to care for peoples particular interests.
I think I have the skills many of you are seeking, but I cannot
seem to spark anyone’s interest. I want to figure out how to
make this my next career. This is very much something I want to
do. I seek a position nearer me in Seattle, Washington if I can
find it, and to keep the property I own and care for, but I am
open to other places certainly. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Elite Property Caretakers: experienced, healthy, early 50's
loving couple seeking a long-term live-in position in Colorado or
New Mexico; will consider AZ, MT, OR, UT, WA, and WY.
Responsible, mature, skilled, and reliable; with a positive
attitude, high integrity, and an excellent work ethic. No
smoking, drinking, drama, or drugs. Ready to relocate. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

House-Sitter/Caretaker/Animal Lover/Travel Companion: Single,
reliable, professional person with outstanding people skills,
team player, and excellent work ethic. Certified Estate Property
Manager, Retired Law Enforcement, Certified Personal Trainer,
World Traveler seeking a domestic/international position long or
short term. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks,
Michael

Santa Barbara Estate Management Service available. I offer a
licensed, insured, professional service that caters to the needs
of High-Net-Worth individuals who wish to maintain a low profile
when it comes to their privacy and home life. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a variety of services that can be
tailored to suit your specific needs. Please feel free to contact
me via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I don’t know if this even exists, but I’m going to put it out
there anyway. I’ve got this dream to live in a remote setting
in a green valley with foothills, surrounded by mountains and
wildlife and a big view of it all. In exchange for this
experience I will care for your property as if it were my own
only better because it’s yours. Two mature 60+ ladies traveling
in RVs with one small dog and two Labradors. Looking forward to
talking with you and seeing what is available out there. Please
call or text Mona at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Creative seeking to caretake/housesit in Oakland, California. I'm
Sakinah. A spiritual woman building my business. I'm looking for
a clean house to care for from now through December 31st. I'm
very organized, responsible, and peaceful. I love nature, all
animals and practice open, loving communication. I can provide
references. I'm open to extending past December! You're welcome
to reach me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible, Capable person looking for a housesitting/caretaking
position in the United States. Non-smoker, clean, experienced,
food/plant/animal lover. Knowledgeable, strong and energetic.
Short or long term. Please contact Lindsay at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced, mature caretaking couple available. We have 9 years
off-grid, 5 years retreat rental management, and 3 years ranch
caretaking experience, and no children. Extensive gardening,
greenhouse, landscaping, tree work, administration, guest
services, catering, cleaning, handyman, ranch, and animal skills
(vet-tech) etc. Prefer a rural setting - quiet, peaceful,
nature-lovers. Dependable, no drama, healthy and self-motivating.
Excellent references available. We are accustomed to working
independently. Private housing as compensation; additional income
negotiable, and we have outside employment (both in the area and
virtual.) We are ideal for providing a low-impact security
presence to your vacant or infrequently used property. Central
coast California from San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara. Will
consider other California - Oregon properties. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

Conscientious, quiet, youthful 69-year-old seeks a garden and
property care job, animal care or Innkeeping position in exchange
for private living quarters and salary. Have lots of positive
experience house/pet sitting and garden/yard care for over a span
of 30 plus years. I also have lots of child care experience. Am
college educated and am a Certified Massage Therapist, practicing
for the past 17 years. I live a healthy, faithful lifestyle,
enjoy the outdoors, and love meeting new people and places. I
currently am living in my RV in Northern California. If you have
RV hook-ups, (electric, water, septic) I could bring my RV.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  
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