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                              THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

              THIS IS OUR 149th ISSUE!             (206) 462-1818

          Published since 1983                 Volume 25, Number
5               September/October 2007                ISSN
-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 140+ caretaking opportunities in 40 states
and 17 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Paul Ingrams: Estate Manager and every- thing else besides.
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette



AFRICA NEEDS YOU! Volunteer in AIDS outreach, teach and community
development for 14 months including training in northern
California. Teams start in August and November! Fees/grants.


WE ARE SEEKING a married couple for housekeeping and yard work.
This is a live in position with a small house included.
Experience and references are required. To apply, please mail
your qualifications to Housekeeper, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED: a retired or semi-retired couple to live on a 75 acre
property in south Alabama. Ideally this couple would have a woman
with a medical background, nursing or elderly caregiver
experience. She would also assist in driving, light housekeeping
(maid comes once a week), grocery and general assistance to my
mom. The man would have handy man duties, some tractor work, pool
maintenance and lawn care. He may also get hunting privileges on
our farmland nearby. Present work expectations are about 20
hours/week for each person. Primary residence is occupied by an
80-year-old widow and mother of seven. Her kids are all scattered
across the southeast and visit often.  Sometimes all at once.
Property:  Beautiful rolling 75 acre property is extremely
private. Property has approximately 40 acres in pasture, pool,
barns and equipment in place for maintenance work. Caretaker will
be provided housing. Salary, utilities and amenities are all
negotiable. Caretaker will have access to pool, garden space
available, in hopes of mutually beneficial long term
relationship. Sorry no children, pets OK as long as they are
compatible. Background check required. Send resume and

PARK VOLUNTEER positions available to construct nesting boxes,
maintain and develop interpretive nature trails, develop
interpretive water safety and project specific PowerPoint
presentations at the Millers Ferry Campground. Special skills
needed are: carpentry, gardening, and computer skills. To apply,
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


RANCH FOREMAN needed. Horse experience required, with some cow
experience and some endurance experience. Please send your resume

WE WANT A CARETAKER who is experienced with horses, pets,
grounds, housekeeping, driving, etc. We are offering a beautiful
two bedroom house with magnificent views, all expenses paid. We
have barrel racing horses, many acres, guest house on property
and travel in the summer. This is a great job for a "Jane of
all trades" or a couple. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LOOKING FOR a clean, non-smoking live-in couple. French speaking
diplomat from Belgium, and perfectionist interior designer with
grown children travel a lot. Cleaning service and ground
maintenance service comes weekly. Couple's duties: help the house
run smoothly, love two small spaniels, cook light dinners during
the week, plus one dinner for eight, keep cars clean, polish
silver/brass, laundry/iron, polish shoes, errands, (car for your
use), weekly fresh flowers. For you: apartment with a kitchen,
living, bathroom, bedroom, and garden. $1,400 a month in Paradise
Valley, AZ. You must have references. Please send resumes to:

CARETAKER with an RV needed for a Flagstaff property, horses, and
pets. In return, you will get full RV hook-ups. Please mail your
references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOOKING FOR A LIFESTYLE CHANGE? Don’t miss this unique
opportunity to experience the magic of the Australian bush as
resident Gardeners at XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Just 90 minutes northeast of
Melbourne, Victoria, XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 300 acre wildlife rescue
centre and ecotourism destination nestled in the foothills of the
Great Dividing Range. Gardeners are provided with secluded,
self-contained accommodation in their own furnished bluestone
cottage, comprising living/dining; separate bedroom; ensuite
bathroom; full kitchen; BBQ; Jacuzzi and creek side gazebo.
Electricity; gas; dialup internet; satellite TV; linen; crockery;
firewood and household supplies included.  In exchange, part-time
work involves gardening; cleaning two guest cottages; habitat
conservation and general maintenance. To find out more please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX and click “Long-Term Volunteer
Vacancy” or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


Gary, I have accepted a 12-month caretaking position from one of
your ads, so I will be in Palau through May 2008. I would like to
continue to receive my print edition, which can be mailed normal
US mail, since Palau has an agreement with the US that means the
USPS handles their mail, they have a US zip code and state
abbreviation and it is charged at normal postage rates. Z. B.,
Angaur State, Koror Palau

Wow Zina that’s quite a move half-way across the world!
I’m envious. It sounds like a great opportunity and
adventure for you. Maybe we can do a future Caretaker Profile on
you in The Caretaker Gazette after you complete your caretaking
gig there.

Just a quick thanks for your publication. I have turned so many
people on to it through the years that I decided I would just get
my own. It was an awesome idea when you started it and it still
is today. As I told my eldest son I was thinking of "running
away from home" but I subscribed to Caretakers instead :)
Anyway thank you for a service that is truly needed for those of
us that "think outside the box". M. F., Ridgecrest, CA

Thanks Mary! We appreciate you spreading the good word about the
Gazette – since the majority of our business comes to us
via word-of-mouth.

Gary. Good morning.... well once again your Gazette has given me
a huge response to my help-wanted ad... I have taken someone on
so now wonder if it would be possible to either take it off the
listing or to add on that the position is filled... Also I would
really like to make a comment online regarding the caliber of
applicants... and that many of them supplied references, photos
and the like... really made it an easy way to select suitable
people. Good people getting out there and trying new lifestyles
and communities... neat mind set. Thank you once again for your
service to help people like myself who get caught with all these
critters but have places to go.... I really appreciate being able
to utilize this! Until next time... maybe again next year, and
believe me, more is always possible with the ability to find
people so easily through your great publication. G. H., Ordway,

Hi Gillian, glad to read another Gazette success story!! Please
spread the good word about The Caretaker Gazette. We'll remove
your ad from our next issue (our current issue with your ad in it
is already printed).

I heard about The Caretaker Gazette through Barbara Winter
(barbarawinter.com) and just subscribed less than an hour ago. 
I'm on page 13 of the July/August PDF version and am so excited! 
I call myself a nomad and this is just perfect for me :) Thank
you so much for putting this together.  I am so looking forward
to the latest version! R. G., Poughkeepsie, NY

Thanks Rebecca. We have many modern nomads who use the
opportunities in the Gazette to travel the world. The Online
issues make it easy for them to read each issue at our website,
www.caretaker.org, as they travel.

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 the
Publisher’s prior 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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EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a self
sufficient integrated homestead. Age not a factor if you are in
reasonably good health. A minimum commitment of four (4) weeks or
more, anytime of the year. For details, email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE CARETAKING OPPORTUNITY offered on a beautiful private
estate. Negotiable duties/dates. Small creek side casita with
utilities provided. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more

NATURE LOVER'S DREAM COME TRUE. Opportunity to live for free in
peaceful, surroundings. Responsible, honest, capable, drug-free
caretaker(s) wanted for isolated homestead in southern Belize.
Access to this beautiful property is by sea; boating skills are
essential. This is a terrific place for nature lovers –
quiet, isolated, lots of wildlife on land and sea, plenty of
flowering plants, fruit trees and forest. Seeking folks with
off-grid living experience, ability to maintain and repair
outboards and small gensets, common sense, "safety
first" attitude, sense of humor. Please contact us via
email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX We always reply. If you don't hear from us,
keep trying; our server is unreliable.


BEAUTIFUL KLAMATH RIVER property in Northern California offers
rent-free living and possible stipend for limited work.
Experienced carpenter preferred. Desired skills: green building,
plumbing, electrical, gravity water systems. Remote property has
fruit orchard, garden/farm space, telephone, and DSL service.
Details and photos are at XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please send inquiries to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX. People of color encouraged to apply.

CARETAKER NEEDED for a southern Sierra River ranch. Searching for
a single, non-smoker for use of an off-the-grid house. Plus
salary. Only nine hours per week. Should be skilled in
irrigation, mowing, fence and road maintenance. Please call

SENIOR MAN requires a full-time, permanent health-oriented
personal assistant to help with maintaining property
(housekeeping/gardening, etc.) in a semi-rural California area,
and with Internet book selling business. Computer experience a
plus. Lodging and utilities included; salary commensurate with
experience and skills. Must provide references. Requirements:
good grooming; reliability; no smoking/alcohol/drugs; penchant
for detail work; motor vehicle; fondness for classical music,
reading and for all arts. Background check, including DMV must be
clean. Will be tasked with handling relocation process to another
state. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact him at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available. Hook up provided for your
trailer/5th Wheel on a 40 acre ranch, located 20 miles from
Yosemite National Park. Duties include feeding 10 horses,
chickens, three dogs, and 15 cats; light garden/grounds work.
Small salary provided. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RETIRED – EXPERIENCED couple or single needed as a resident
caretaker on our small horse ranch. Area has a beautiful high
desert climate. Feed and care for horses, dogs and property when
the owners are away. Mobile home in exchange. Please call the
owners in Lancaster, CA at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE WANTED! This busy professional is looking for a couple to
live on his estate in the San Francisco Bay Area. The live-in
accommodations would be a separate three bedroom, two bath house
next door to the client’s primary residence. One role would
consist of Handyman/Property Management. The responsibilities
would consist of vehicle maintenance, general up keep and
scheduled maintenance of external extremities of property. In
addition, security of the entire property while the client is
away. The other role would consist of Household Management with
some cooking. The duties of this position consist of pet care,
light housekeeping, errands, scheduling appointments, event
planning and cooking for one to two people. The client has a
seventeen-year-old son that is with him on occasion, so staying
in the main house with him when the client is away on business is
required. These candidates must have strong computer skills,
ability to be proactive and have positive attitudes. The client
has a dog, so the candidates must not be allergic. The salary
depends on experience. Qualified candidates should send resumes

SEEKING A LIVE-IN CARETAKER for a 160-acre organic ranch in
northern CA. Includes one bedroom/bath rustic cabin, utilities
paid. Duties are to maintain the orchard, irrigation, pasture
mowing, monitor main house. Required skills are general
mechanical repair, gardening, power tool handling. Must be
self-starter, and an experienced gardener. This is a family
ranch, ideal for enjoying nature on a semi-remote homestead.
Garden shared with owners; mountain spring water; cut your own
firewood. Possible small stipend with additional work. Owners are
onsite occasionally. Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

POSITION AVAILABLE for a ranch couple. Remote central California
ranch needs a self-starting, ranch-raised couple for a 400
cow/calf operation. Job includes working cattle horseback,
fencing, maintaining water systems and existing improvements. Low
stress livestock cattling a must. House, utilities, and insurance
provided. Salary will depend on experience. No schools nearby.
Please send your resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY MANAGER COUPLE needed in Truckee. A bilingual couple is
preferred. Housing and other benefits provided after 90 days.
Starting pay at $3,000 per couple per month. To apply, please fax

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE: long-term relationship desired. No smoking,
preferably non-drinking. He to do the 10 acre vineyard, gardens,
65 acres rangeland, errands, mechanics and chores around the
house (some hard work). She to do all housework, cook, and clean.
Located in beautiful Paso Robles Hill Country, California, 93446.
Couple will have their own separate apartment, car/gas and
electricity included. Salary commensurate with experience. Some
English needed. References and background check required. Please

WE ARE LOOKING for an experienced on-site Apartment Manager Team
for our 40+ unit complex in Costa Mesa. This position would be
ideal for a retired couple. Managers will be responsible for
collecting rents, taking maintenance requests, light maintenance,
enforcing rules and regulations, leasing apartments, and serving
legal notices. Experience with multi-unit complexes is a must.
Compensation includes a free two bedroom apartment with all
utilities paid plus a salary of $800/month. To apply, please fax

TWO OPPORTUNITIES are available in Redding, CA – rent free
living for limited property maintenance work and a 3-bedroom
house for rent with paid maintenance work arrangement. This is
ideal for a handyperson or a retired couple. No pets. Please send
your resume or a short description of experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for candidates for a sanctuary
caretaker to join our team. Applicants must be capable of
handling a variety of issues with animals and people, able to
work both as a team and individually, be self-sufficient, able to
work outdoors for many hours in all weather conditions, and
committed to the care and happiness of our dog and cat
population. Previous animal care experience, excellent
communication skills, and attention to detail are essential, and
a background in animal rescue and care of animals from animal
shelters, disease control and medications, vaccinations, testing,
etc. would be ideal. Becoming a full time caretaker is more of a
lifestyle choice than a job, in the traditional sense. Employment
will commence with a 90-day trial period. The salary for the
full-time position is $25,000/year, and on-site housing is a
possibility for the right candidate. Please send any inquiries
regarding the position, or the requirements, and all resumes to


AN OLD FARM with new owners needs to be brought back to
functioning condition. No animals yet, new asparagus field needs
fortifying with compost and preparation for sewing organic roots.
Tasks range greatly starting with stable fix up, landscaping,
building habitats for chickens, hens, goats and whatever other
animal and plant that could turn this farm into a self
sustainable organic producing place. Passive solar, pool heating
and windmill projects are on the table. Bring your ideas,
experience or research combine with our access to recycled
resources or just go with the flow. Domestic gardening, cooking
and cleanups, pool upkeep. Side trips to our place in Wasaga
Beach and fellow backpackers log home in Agongquin Park.
Transportation to public transit, side trips to Toronto. Suits
students, travelers/backpackers. $8 hourly or work trade for room
and board. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER required for an 86 unit Westend building.
Duties include general cleaning and maintenance, painting, some
drywall, knowledge of electrical and plumbing. Salary provided,
plus a partial rent reduction. Would prefer a couple. Please

INNKEEPER COUPLE needed in the daily operations of running the
establishment. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and
career minded. We are looking for a growth oriented
individual/couple who are self motivated and eager to help with
the start up of this first phase of development. Good
organization and planning are required. Marketing skills would be
beneficial. Computer knowledge needed. Basic bookkeeping skills
are an asset. Compensation package is negotiable. On site living
preferred, but can be discussed. To apply, please mail your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER couple needed in a remote location, west of Williams
Lake, British Columbia. We are looking for a couple for our 200
acre lakefront guest ranch with some horses and cattle. Prefer
applicants with an interest in cooking for small groups,
maintenance and trail riding. Salary provided for a four month
tourist season; the rest of the year, you get free housing.
Possibilities for further involvement in tourism management or
part ownership. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Ontario, from October 25th, 2007 to May 2nd
2008 to look after our home and feed and look after our dog. We
have a beautiful country home, on 81 acres, on the edge of a
small village. We are less than one hour from the Parliament
buildings in Ottawa. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HORSEPEOPLE WANTED at XXXXXXXXXXXXX. We need hotwalkers, grooms,
and exercise riders. Experience necessary. Please send resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or for further information please contact


CONCIERGE - CARETAKER needed for a property in St. Barthelemy -
Caribbean - French West Indies. Can be a couple or one person.
Must be able to garden, cook, clean, maintain property (painting,
plumbing, pool cleaning) and understand the use of internet
networks. Position will be open from May 1st - December 1st 2008.
Need to speak or at least understand French and be fluent in
English. Experienced in concierge work where property is offered
to guest or professional chef experience a plus. Live and work on
St. Barthelemy. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank
you to those candidates who have applied for the position for
2007. We are very happy to have already made an offer to a
Caretaker Gazette subscriber.


CONTRACTOR/SURFER wanted in Pichilemu. Lead straw bale cabin
project around September/October. Spanish language not necessary,
experience with straw bale construction preferred. Work in
exchange for free cabin/small stipend. Plenty of surf time.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE wanted in the Castle Rock area. $2,200/month
salary. I furnish a modern apartment with all utilities included.
You pay for the long distant phone. Sorry, but there is no room
for children. Non smoker advantage. Limited horse duties. To
apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HERMIT? A community of hermits is now
forming. For details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING for a fastidious and efficient couple for a ranch
style property in Telluride. Daily maintenance and management
abilities, and a hospitality background. Must have excellent
references, be articulate, intelligent and self-starters. The
family will only be in town a few months out of the year (one of
three homes), so couple will need to hire staff (chef and
housekeeper) during family visits. Must have at least five years
experience. Fluency in English is required. Salary depends on
experience. For more information please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX with the subject heading Telluride Couple

KITCHEN/CABIN HANDYMAN needed for a lodge 70 miles east of
Meeker. With mountains rising above 12,000’, covered with
evergreens, aspen and lush open parks, the White River Area is
considered as the most beautiful as well as the best of all
hunting. We have twice as many elk as any other area in Colorado.
Room, board, wages and tips provided. To apply, please call

ASSISTANT RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Hamilton. Must have at
least one month experience in ranching, housekeeping,
horticulture, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. The gentleman
will take care of the ranching duties and the women will do
housekeeping and gardening and all other duties as assigned.
Wages are $2,000/month. This position includes a house, utilities
and a vehicle. Insurance provided after 30 days. Please mail your
resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in southeastern Colorado, from September 8
until October 10. I need a couple or single person (non- smokers)
to care for my property and animals....horses, goats, dog, cats
and an assortment of birds. The only critters inside are in a
fish tank. Easy chores. I feed and water in the morning and again
in the evening; 15 minutes each time. Accommodation will be the
master bedroom, attached bathroom. House is a two-bedroom, two-
bathrooms, office, den, lounge, kitchen with attached dining
room. Home is five years old. Clean and tidy. TV, DVD, video,
sewing machine, fax. Property is in town and has seven acres. Use
of car possible. You can walk to the excellent community library
and to town. Our rural, farming community population is 2,000.
First time housesitters are OK. You just ought to love animals.


EVER CONSIDER experiencing the rain forest, the Caribbean Sea and
yoga all at the same time? XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a well known yoga
retreat center in Costa Rica, is looking for volunteers who can
help at the retreat and enjoy the environment and the community
at the same time. Minimum stay is for three months, starting in
August and also in the Fall. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
with a curriculum and a recent picture, or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER needed from December 2nd to February 12th, 2008. I
live in a village called Evercreech and have one dog, who will
need regular walks. My house backs onto open countryside and has
beautiful views. If you enjoy walking or want a peaceful holiday
you will love it here. There is a local bus service. If you hire
a car, my home is within easy motoring distance to the historic
towns of Bath and Bristol, Glastonbury with the ruined Abbey and
the Tor. Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, etc. References are required.
For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


COUPLE NEEDED, with no pets, to run a Resort in the Florida Keys.
Maintenance, housekeeping experience, and computer skills are
required. Housing Provided. Fax resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Manager/Housekeeper. They have two standard poodles and many fine
furnishings requiring special care. Work hours are 9 to 5. They
have a 17,000 square foot home on a river and enjoy entertaining
every Friday night. Salary commensurate with skills and abilities
and includes housing and benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or view our website for additional opportunities at

CARETAKER POSITION available at a small private growing facility
in Fort Lauderdale. Prefer a couple who aspire to live the Mother
Earth News lifestyle. For further requirements and information,
please check our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SINGLE HANDYMAN needed for a small family campground in the
Florida Keys, in Marathon. Must have previous campground
experience. Job includes but not limited too - grounds keeping
-assisting campers - light maintenance. Able to work alone and
cover for managers on days off. Paid for all hours work.
Approximately 40 hours per week. Free full hook-up site for your
RV- housing possible $. ?spouse? Limited hours maybe available at
campground or should be able to find job in the area. Commitment
ASAP through October. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/COUPLE wanted. Hardworking, organized, detail-oriented.
No smoking/drugs. Eight buildings and property to maintain
including care of some domestic and exotic animals. Central
Florida area. Please send complete resume, references and salary
requirements to be considered to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Dordogne, France from October 2007 to April
2008. We are in a small hamlet, surrounded by gently rolling
hills, sunflower fields and vineyards. The nearest villages,
Allemans and St. Severin, are 4km away, and more facilities can
be found 10km away in Riberac and Aubeterre sur Dronne (we are
70km from the Bergerac airport, and 110km from the Bordeaux
airport). We have a beautiful 17th century Farmhouse, with two
cats. Every year from October/November to April we go to South
Africa so we need someone to live here. You can see more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX. This would be ideal for a couple with no kids.


COOPER'S FURNACE located four miles from downtown Cartersville
needs volunteers for the 2008 summer recreation season: need two
couples, 21 years or older with a factory built, self contained
camper trailer or motor home at least 18' long. No other persons
can live with the volunteer couples during the volunteer period.
Two pet limit per couple. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more

CELEBRITY MUSICIAN in Atlanta seeks a Housekeeper for his family.
Responsibilities include cleaning a 7,300 sq ft home, laundry and
ironing, organization, help with food preparation, etc. At least
three year’s experience working full-time in private home
or professional training is preferred. Would appreciate
detail-oriented self-starter with discretion. Salary to $45,000
and includes benefits and living accommodations (if preferred).
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or view our website for additional
opportunities at XXXXXXXXXXXXX 


RESPONSIBLE COUPLE, with two children OK, to maintain and manage
an estate of 200 plus acres in a remote but extraordinary
location on the island of Maui. The property includes a main
house, caretaker's house, barn/workshop gardens, and
infrastructure (waterlines, generators, and bridges). All to be
maintained to a high standard. This is a hands-on job therefore
some maintenance and building experience is necessary. The
successful applicants will both be highly motivated and enjoy a
degree of isolation in a rare location. Vehicle and three bedroom
house provided, with ocean view, and with DSL internet. Salary
negotiable. Please reply with cover letter, resume and references

CO-CARETAKERS WANTED for a Big Island of Hawaii, 76 acre, beach
front, sustainable homestead/land trust in sunny Kapoho.
Ecological, health conscious, drug free, responsible, energetic,
fit, stable couple (age 20-40's) wanted to co-caretake an off
grid (solar and wind) educational living project, that supports
fair, responsible, sustainable, and healthy living. Work/trade in
exchange for housing: 13 days per month, four hours per day.
Involves feeding chickens, milking goats, coppicing nitrogen
fixing trees for green manure and fodder, and garden maintenance.
Stipend available for extra days.  Six months minimum but ideally
desire lifetime commitment. 20 foot ferro cement yurt shape or 20
x 40 foot wood house with panoramic ocean views, rain water
catchment, hot shower, stove, refrigerator, wireless internet,
surfing four miles away, snorkeling 1½ miles. We share
excess organic eggs, goat milk (kefir, mozzarella cheese, feta,
and yogurt) vegetables, and tropical fruits. Desire pet, child,
and auto free. County bus transportation is free. Please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail mail to XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE IN THE CARIBBEAN - FOR FREE. Experience the real Honduras at
this remote beach retreat. We are looking for a retired couple to
manage a beautiful, small beach resort (six units) in Honduras.
To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please email


CARETAKER NEEDED with horse experience. Stall cleaning, painting,
fixing fence etc. Prefer someone with own trailer; free board/use
of facility for maximum of two horses, small salary with
potential for extra hours. Close to Coeur d'Alene. Must be honest
and reliable, and provide references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOUNTAINTOP HORSE RANCH in northern Idaho, 21 miles from
Lewiston, needs help. Seek a mature, possibly retired, animal
lover for all around caretaking, building, repair, gardening
work, etc. Must be a hard worker and drug free. A construction
background is a plus. Willing to learn to care for horses and
other animals. Position is for one year possibly longer. Please
send resume and work references, attention MJ to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Background check upon hire. Living space,
meals and possible small salary to be determined. There is a
vision here to create a peaceful space of beauty for humans and
animals to rest and heal. A retreat. Come work, and enjoy the
incredible view and nature with us.

MOTEL MANAGERS needed in McCall. Earn a good salary and live
rent-free in a beautiful two-bedroom, one bathroom cabin. Must
have a minimum of three years experience in motel or apartment
management, with basic computer skills. Please email resumes
along with salary requirements to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls,
please. email only.

RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE needed to live on a beautiful private
Southwest Idaho farm. This position has a home, utilities, garden
space and a small salary provided. To apply, please mail your
resume and references to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEEKING A MATURE PERSON for some short visits to the doctor's
office, grocery shopping, and short vacation travel.
Approximately five hours weekly. In exchange for free rent and
parking, will have own private room, private bath, and TV. Meals
included. Located in the central Illinois area. Non smoker
preferred. No alcohol or drugs. Must have good, reliable
references. This is an upscale new condo. I am a recent widower.
Small stipend can be arranged. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX (6-10 PM
Central time). If I’m not in, please leave a clear message,
and I will return your call. 

A SINGLE GENTLEMAN in Chicago seeks a Housekeeper or Couple for
his 10,000 sq ft home. He expects museum-quality standard of
cleanliness; must be detail-oriented and experienced in caring
for valuable possessions (artwork, antiques, crystal, silver,
etc.) to perfection. Salary commensurate with skills and
experience and includes a beautiful private furnished apartment
and benefits. XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please view our website for
additional opportunities: XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MANAGEMENT TEAM needed. Willow Park, a XXXXXXXXXXXXX, is seeking
a dynamic management couple to join us as live-in co-managers in
Evansville. We are interested in couples with at least three
years of management/supervisory experience. If you like working
with people, are patient and understanding with good work ethics
- we may have the career for you. We offer compensation package
that includes a competitive salary and a benefits package that
entails training, vacation, housing, meals, utilities, health
insurance and a 401K plan. Please mail your resume to

THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY is available for the right couple or
person. Live free in a historic Victorian Bed & Breakfast in
northern Indiana. Duties include: prepare breakfasts for the
guests and clean. The B & B is located in a beautiful, small
town environment with shops within walking distance.
Non-smoker/non-drinker. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for details.

NEED A RETIRED COUPLE to manage a small motel. Please reply to


RESIDENT PROPERTY MANAGER person or couple needed. A two bedroom
apartment is provided, in exchange for maintenance/management of
a 75 unit apartment complex. Please mail your resume to


A LEXINGTON ADULT COUPLE seeks a Housecleaner who will become a
Household Manager when their new home is built. Home is located
on a thoroughbred horse farm and has a guest house and guest
apartment to oversee. Must have a friendly personality and be
able to work independently and multi-task. Salary commensurate
with skills and experience and includes housing (if preferred)
and benefits. XXXXXXXXXXXXX Please view our website for
additional opportunities: XXXXXXXXXXXXX 


COUPLE WANTED: A Maine Island that has been owned by the same
family for 200 years is looking for a couple to join our present
staff. One person needs to have boating experience including
operation and maintenance. One person is needed with horse and
general farm experience and to assist in other areas of the
island. Both positions are fulltime, year round and include
housing on the island, insurance and other benefits. Candidates
need to be versatile and adaptable, have an easy going
disposition and good people skills. Please send cover letter and
resume including references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail to 


CARETAKER/GARDENER(S) NEEDED to share the work and wonder of a 12
acre homestead in the mountains of Frederick County, Maryland.
Free room/board for two days work; pay for extra. I nurture wild
native plants, medicinal and edible, and habitat for wildlife. My
vision is to develop a place where people may come to retreat and
reconnect with nature. I save old variety /heirloom seeds, have
blueberries, rosehips, chickens, ducks, goats, pond, solar
powered lawnmower, etc. Seeking strong person(s) with good
heart/attitude, who communicates well and works cooperatively. I
am a musician and writer. Who are you? Please contact 

BUSINESSMAN has two openings. He needs a person for healthy
cooking for a salt-free, low protein diet, and who can drive. He
also needs a chauffeur/gardener/caretaker. You will live in and
take care of a beautiful home outside of Baltimore. Should be
non-smoking, with no young children or pets. Salary is
negotiable. Living quarters provided. This is a long-term
position. Please fax your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX,
or email to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND. Mature Handyman/Housekeeper couple
needed immediately. His skills to include small engine mechanic,
carpentry, some plumbing and electrical helpful - assist farm
managers with landscaping/lawn mowing. Her experience should
include housekeeping duties in fine home with attention to
detail. Good communication skills and a team player attitude are
essential. A one bedroom cottage is provided as well as a pick-up
truck and fuel for business use. Must be dog lovers - no children
please. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resumes and salary


SUNNY SOLAR HOUSE, secluded, surrounded by flower gardens and
hundreds of acres of woods, walking trails and orchards, in an
old, pretty Massachusetts town, located 45 minutes from
Cambridge, and one hour from Boston. In the same region as
Concord (think Transcendentalists) and Lexington (think American
Revolution): it’s a great area for culture, restaurants,
and history. We have an engaging little orange cat to spoil, a
small flock of chickens for eggs, a screened porch, and a cozy
enamel wood stove. Need someone here entire time we are away.
House swap in rural Italy or France for some of the time might be
nice. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

UNIQUE FARM WORK/apprenticeship opportunity. Gain experience
growing organic produce on two established farms. XXXXXXXXXXXXX
in Cumberland, RI and XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Franklin, MA. We seek
enthusiastic, energetic individuals with prior farming experience
who would benefit from further training. Participate in all
aspects of two distinct vegetable operations. XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a
three acre CSA in its 5th season, has 60 summer shares and 40-60
winter shares with volunteer and member involvement. We are
seeking individuals who are flexible, positive and joyful, and
are comfortable working both on their own and with other people
of all skill levels. Apprentices work 45 hours a week or
sometimes more, often with the farm managers. We’ll create
a schedule together at the beginning of the season. This position
includes a stipend of $150/week, housing, farm vegetables, and a
car. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look forward to talking
with you!


FURNISHED STUDIO APARTMENT is available, with kitchenette, bath
and private entrance, free of charge for a caretaker (writer,
painter, or artist) in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Utilities included
(except telephone). Use of pool. Owner mostly absent. For more
information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE IN COUPLE needed to run and manage day to day operations for
a motel in Pontiac. Motel management is not a job it is a life
style. So please serious inquires only. Salary negotiable, room
is provided. Experience required. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL TIME EXPERIENCED CARETAKER needed to maintain a large
forested parcel in Michigan’s U.P. Couple preferred. Must
be able to operate and maintain all equipment and buildings.
Skills should include carpentry, plumbing and electrical
abilities. People skills a must. Many benefits including housing
and work vehicle included. Please respond to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


LOCAL COUNTRY CLUB is seeking a highly motivated caretaker. This
individual will provide general maintenance to the Club House,
pool, and activity building. This position will also include
general cleaning of the common buildings and limited grass
cutting, park security, promote safety on the grounds and calling
out major repairs as needed. Works closely with the president to
negotiate contracts with vendors for repairs and prepares a
monthly Caretaker's Report and attends meetings of the Board of
Directors and Shareholders. Hours are 40/hours per week with
Tuesdays and Wednesdays off from mid-April to mid-October. From
mid-October to mid-April it would be about 10/hours per week
while the grounds are closed for the season. Pay will be between
$12 and $14 per hour and you receive a two bedroom apartment rent
free. This position does require living on the grounds year
around. Possible opportunity for spouse to work in an Office
Assistant role. Fax resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX 


HELP NEEDED in Higbee. An outdoor club wants a motivated,
non-chemically dependent, middle aged couple for resident
managers of campground/dude ranch. Work campers will receive
rent/utilities and much more in exchange for horseback riding and
training, driving teams, construction, cleaning, forestry,
carpentry, computer and phone marketing trail rides/camping and
various outdoor activities. Co-op farming and real estate
co-investment possible. Want career minded and job minded work
campers. Good health a must! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit 

PREMIER HUNTING RANCH in southwestern Missouri needs a couple
with RV, to assist managers in all levels of work. Gorgeous,
rolling hills, 20 minutes from Belle Vista, Arkansas. Must be in
good physical shape, and healthy. Retired is ideal! Can have one
non-aggressive pet (no Pit Bulls or Rottweilers). Need 15 - 20
hours a week till Fall or longer. Includes full RV hookup,
electric and perks. Need ASAP. Please send resume, references,
recent picture of yourselves and rig, (include Rover), to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, and follow with phone call to XXXXXXXXXXXXX. 


CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed to live in a smoke-free country/ranch
setting. Must be honest, trustworthy, and self-motivated. The
chosen individual should be experienced with handling, gardening,
light work with horses, tractor and implement operations and
service, fence and home repairs. Please mail your resume, salary
requirements, job history and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX.   

MECHANIC NEEDED for a Montana cattle ranch. No major repairs but
you do need to know vehicles and some heavy equipment.
Heated-floor shop, nice housing, utilities and benefits provided.
Send resume to Job Position,  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

GENERAL CARETAKERS wanted to caretake a small ranch in Whitefish.
Couple preferred. Horse care, barn and ground maintenances in
exchange for a nice clean one bedroom apartment, including
utilities and washer/dryer. References required. To apply, please


FARMER, IDEA AND LEARNING exchange opportunity. Our
country’s main income source is from agriculture. We
produce organic vegetables, milk, and fruit. Every farmer has
cows, buffalo, chickens, pig, and sheep. Please if you like to
stay with a farmer we offer a hearty welcome and would like to
share ideas during your stay on our farm. We will provide meals
and accommodation. Our farm team wishes you all the best and are
looking forward to hearing from you soon. Yours sincerely,


PROPERTY CARETAKERS needed in the Reno area, with home located on
a fishing and recreation lake. This position includes household
duties, property management and maintenance. Handyman and
mechanical abilities are required. You will also be responsible
for various "toys" such as motorcycles, etc. This full
time position is an ideal job for a couple with the above skills
who like some travel and substantial variety. Drivers’
license with clean record required. Moderate smoking and alcohol
OK, but not on the property or while working. No criminal or drug
record, and an extensive background check is required. You need
to be a self starter, and a multitasker, with a strong work
ethic. Long term intentions desired. Please email your resume and
references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed for our country estate and horse farm
in western NJ. Responsibilities include barn chores and care of
two dressage show horses, maintenance of lawn, gardens, pastures,
farm equipment, odd jobs, minor painting, repairs, etc. This is
ideal for someone who enjoys working alone. We are looking for a
long term relationship with a dependable person who can assume
full responsibility in the owner’s absence. We provide
salary, paid vacation, studio apartment for one person. Must have
experience with horses and references. Please fax your resume to

“Paul Ingrams: Estate Manager (and everything else
Date of Birth: 10/3/49
Interests: sings in choirs; has electric guitar; gardens
(specialty: pruning shrubs); cooks; cleans; does dishes; walks
dogs; feeds dogs; hugs girlfriend briefly; sleeps.
Quote: unprintable! But “Could somebody tell me please what
is going on?” is a useful approximation…

Like the owners themselves, I first saw the house from the road,
speeding between one hard-to-pronounce Welsh town and another.
Traversing a green valley, you get a flickering glimpse through
the hedgerow of a gaunt-looking building with crumbling chimney
stacks, buried under Virginia creeper, dominating a landscape of
mysterious beauty, before the trees close over and the view is
gone. This was Nanteos Mansion, “my” stately home!
“Wouldn’t it be great to live there?” I asked
my wife, innocently. An impossible dream. But someone else was
listening, and now I do!
I came to Estate Management late in life after a career in media.
I was raised in London, but my mother married into a
“county” family, and I spent school vacations at
their beautiful manor house near Cheltenham, with its own village
and cricket field. It was built the year Columbus landed on
The family lived a Jeeves and Wooster lifestyle of weekend house
parties and croquet on the lawn, and kept a retinue of grumbling
servants. Each evening, we changed into formal dress before
sitting down to a silver-service dinner, usually with a Lord or a
Bishop at the table. It was a world away from my Bohemian student
life in 1960s Chelsea.
Just as I was growing up, they sold the manor to a developer,
burning a small hole in my heart forever. I majored in history
and my passion for beautiful homes and gardens just grew, but the
necessary millions did not materialize for me! Years later, in
the 1990s, my agency went broke, we lost our home, and I found it
hard to get back in business. I entered the “gray
economy” as an hourly-paid gardener and housekeeper for
second homeowners in the Cotswolds, a well-heeled rural retreat
for “Royals” and City types. Borrowing their houses
for a few hours was the next best thing to owning them, and I
rapidly acquired new skills, before the price of gasoline forced
me to find a steady job.
I learned however that rich folks need just as much caring for as
poor ones! It hit me one day on the patio of a house where I was
working. The pump in the fishpond had fallen over, and I put my
hand in the water to right it, and the owner said to me,
“Paul, you would never get me to do that!” This was a
man whose passion was fly fishing! He paid me five pounds an hour
to press his underpants, and he tipped well, so, whenever his
intruder alarm went off, I would drive twenty miles to turn it
off. I realized I loved doing this work.
My wife and I bought a small farm cheaply in Wales but soon found
the going hard. There was no market for our produce. Despite the
booming economy of the Blair years, Wales is still one of the
poorest regions in Europe. Eventually, I got so depressed, my
wife asked me sweetly to leave home. Within a week, I parlayed my
experience into the job I still have; Estate Manager at Nanteos
Mansion. It came with a damp apartment, a modest salary and
responsibility to care for one of the most important Georgian
houses in Wales.
Nanteos was built in 1738 for the Powell family, a wealthy
landowning dynasty. Death and taxes wiped them out in the 1950s.
For years, Nanteos was owned by dreamers who had no reserves to
pay bills. By the 1970s it was falling down, but an owner managed
to obtain a grant to put on a new roof. It saved the house, at a
time when others were left to fall into ruins. The central core
of the house is habitable, and is now a Bed and Breakfast and a
venue for weddings and business meetings. I have responsibility
for marketing and organizing those, plus I do the cooking, which
can mean working a twenty-hour day.
The owners live abroad, in Japan. They have never done anything
like this, so my job is a big one: to obtain the best advice, to
research and plan business strategy, to report on how to go about
everything, from environmental policy and supervising building
restorers, to mowing grass and monitoring tree safety in the
thirty-acre grounds, all that is left of the estate.
But to sit out of an evening watching the westerly light fade
across a landscape planned two hundred years past by craftsmen
who had faith in more than just a three-year investment horizon,
enjoying a well-chilled bottle of Chardonnay before strolling
home to bed through mirrored halls and rooms built for giants, is
worth every penny.
I’m planning to move on soon, because I don’t have
the capability to run a $600 a night ‘boutique’
hotel, which is to be Nanteos’ fate for the next few years.
I’ll be looking, though, for somewhere just as atmospheric,
to indulge my love of history, art and architecture and to care
for time-poor rich folk, their gardens and their beautiful

Paul cares for this beautiful manor house!


SEWELL, NJ AREA FAMILY seeks a Housekeeper/Chef. The right
candidate will be flexible and outgoing and have the ability to
prepare great gourmet, home-style, and healthy meals. They live
in a country setting in a beautiful home with a dog. They are
looking for someone who will stay long-term and grow with the
family. Salary starts at $45,000 and includes benefits and
housing. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or view our website for
additional opportunities at XXXXXXXXXXXXX


NON-EMPLOYED RETIRED COUPLE wanted as volunteer hosts at BLM's
Dripping Springs Natural Area and Recreation Site near Las
Cruces. Residence and stipend are provided. A one year commitment
is required. For more details, please call Cheryl at


near Rhinebeck. This year-round position requires family support
on weekends during the year, and heavy interaction with extended
family during June-August. Some travel between NYC, Bridgehampton
and Rhinebeck. The ideal couple will be resourceful, hospitable,
educated and hands-on. Salary depends on experience ($80,000 -
$100,000 per couple) - housing and car provided. Please contact:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX with resume and cover letter detailing your
experience and salary requirements.

CARETAKER POSITION available. Fully involved, hands-on caretaker
needed for a Millerton Estate. Requires mechanical, technical,
physical and coordinating skills. House provided along with a
good salary and benefits. Experience and references are very
important. Please fax your resume and references to 

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed, can be male or female for a small
gentleman's horse farm on the Staatsburg area. Good wage
provided, with good benefits. You must provide references. To
apply, please fax your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available in Northern Dutchess County. This is
a year-round position. Must be hands on, with four - six years of
property caretaking experience. To apply, please mail your resume

LOOKING FOR CARETAKER COUPLE in the Stanfordville area.
Experience is a must for both. To apply, please fax your resume


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Lower Hutt, New Zealand for about four
weeks in September 2007. I am looking for a housesitter for our
lovely cat, who needs a lot of affection. I need someone who
loves cats and would be at home a lot. I work from home myself,
so she is used to having people around, a retired couple or
person who works from home would be ideal. We would need someone
every year for about this time, so would be great if we could
find someone who could do it every year, prefer someone who lives
in New Zealand so that we can easily meet you. Please email: 


RETIRED MILITARY/Government Service Couple needed for a caretaker
position on a private estate in Western North Carolina.
Two-bedroom, two-bath home, carport, and a boat for your use on
the Lake – all provided. Duties include: general lawn care,
landscaping maintenance, small engine repair and gardening.
Please send your resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX
You can see the estate at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FEMALE LIVE IN help needed for a small quiet farm near Hickory.
Part time, light duty help. Horses and organic garden. Please
respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to look after a 65 acre farm in North
Carolina. Small vegetable garden, horses, and small animals.
Absentee owners. Must be a handyman and a house cleaning and
cooking. Living quarters provided. Please send resume with
photographs to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOG/CAT LOVER WANTED to provide pet care in exchange for a free
studio apartment. No smoking, no drugs. Your pet is okay. This is
a long-term position in western NC. XXXXXXXXXXXXX  

RESIDENT PROPERTY MANAGER needed. Looking for an experienced
hotel/motel manager to live on site and operate a small property
in Elizabeth City. Please email your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COOK (Vegetarian) needed. Only non-smoking
mature single females need apply. We are a work at home couple
with no children. Our herbal business requires us to frequently
have guests in during the week. Your duties are to keep up our
home and provide one meal each weekday around noon. Your weekends
are your own. The position requires professional house cleaning
and cooking skills. Salary of $250/week, plus a private room and
bath provided.  No children, smoking, drinking, drugging or
partying. If interested please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 


HORSE CARETAKER needed for a horse farm in the Lancaster area.
Must be a reliable, hard working individual experienced with
horses and all aspects of their care. Duties include daily
morning/evening animal feeding, stall cleaning, maintaining
grounds/ barn and other duties as assigned. Salary includes
onsite living arrangements. We are a drug and smoke free
workplace. Please submit your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOBILE HOME PARK MANAGERS needed in the Columbus area. Previous
property managers are needed for mobile home parks. Couples are
encouraged to apply. Maintenance and office experience preferred.
To apply, please fax your resume with your salary requirements to

A MONTGOMERY, OH FAMILY seeks a live-out Housekeeper for their
nonsmoking household with three teenagers, two dogs, and one cat.
Must be hardworking, dependable, and self-motivated.
Responsibilities include housekeeping, laundry, and ironing.
Salary to $40,000 for the right candidate and includes benefits.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or view our website for additional
opportunities at XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

RESIDENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for an apartment complex in
Mount Washington, a family-oriented neighborhood located at the
eastern edge of Cincinnati's city limits. To apply, please mail
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX.


CARETAKER NEEDED for a small Lake Club. This is a full-time
position. Should have 2 - 5 years experience. Salary, housing and
utilities included. Couple preferred. Please send your resume and
references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


SKIER? WRITER? Spend four months in Bend, OR. Secluded luxury
home in prestigious area. Stunning mountain views, beautifully
appointed. Looking for mature, responsible person(s) to watch my
home and care for my black Lab starting mid-December 2007 through
mid-April 2008. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE opportunity for a trustworthy, qualified
person. In exchange, you can live on 20 private secluded acres in
Southern Oregon. Rugged, no power. Must have own RV/camp
trailer/tent. No drugs/alcohol. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CONDO CARETAKER needed. Live atop beautiful Mt Hood all year
long. Homeowner association seeking a condominium caretaker. Must
be personable and professional. Responsibilities include
providing light maintenance, common area cleaning and responding
to building emergencies. Compensation includes a two bedroom unit
plus monthly salary. Criminal background check and a valid Oregon
Drivers license required. Please submit your resume and salary
requirements to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


MATURE HUSBAND/WIFE TEAM, without young children, wanted for
onsite caretaking positions in the Philadelphia area. Duties
include groundskeeping, gardening, handyman, housekeeping,
errands, pets. Compensation will include onsite apartment with
utilities, vehicle, etc. English or Spanish language. Willing to
sponsor international candidates. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email at XXXXXXXXXXXXX for further details.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to maintain a beautiful, wooded country
estate in eastern Pennsylvania. Enjoy country living in a new,
spacious, two bedroom apartment overlooking two ponds and a
stream. This position is a fisherman’s delight, as the
ponds are stocked with fish for your enjoyment. This location
allows you to connect with nature as there are deer, ducks,
turkeys, etc. roaming the property on a regular basis. This is a
long term position. Please send your qualifications to 

A PITTSBURGH COUPLE seeks a couple for their home. In addition to
housecleaning, responsibilities include laundry, ironing,
occasional cooking, and supervising ground maintenance crews.
Wonderful opportunity to work in beautiful home for a family that
will truly appreciate your hard work and expertise. Experience
and/or professional training required. Salary for 5½ days
a week commensurate with skills and experience and includes
benefits and housing. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or view our
website for additional opportunities at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/YARD PERSON needed in the Ligonier area. Some knowledge
of farm equipment required. Please mail your references to 

STAFF, VOLUNTEERS; karma yogis; yoginis; wanted at XXXXXXXXXXXXX.
All skills and talents (gardeners, handymen, etc.) welcome. Come
practice ayurveda, yoga, meditation. Be the architect of a new
healthy happy way for humanity. No meat, smoking, drugs or
alcohol. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Delaware Water Gap area. A single person or a couple is needed as
soon as possible to oversee a property in Pennsylvania, in the
Stroudsburg vicinity, overlooking Cherry Valley. We offer a
private, three bedroom, furnished house. Live rent free in
exchange for light maintenance work. No salary but a per hour
compensation for extra work may be worked out. No addictions.
Children OK. To apply, please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAMPGROUND/FACILITY caretaker needed in the Poconos. Must have
experience in plumbing, carpentry, electrical, etc. For more
info, please write to,  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Tayside, Scotland in October 2007. I have a
spacious home, and one cat. My home is ideally located near the
countryside and tourist attractions. For more details, please


SELF MOTIVATED household manager needed for a high profile,
Upstate South Carolina couple with two adult children and two
dogs. Long term commitment ideal. Highly organized, mature woman
desired to supervise cleaning crew and yard service in
maintaining large home and guest house to the highest of
standards. Must be detail orientated. Must be computer literate.
Will also be responsible for overseeing wardrobe maintenance and
packing for frequent travel. Ability to cook for up to eight
people desired, as well as coordinating with caterers for larger
entertaining. Live-out position with salary based on skills and
experience. Knowledge of area helpful. Please email resume with
references and salary requirements to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Cheraw. Approximately 20-25 hours per week. This is a great
opportunity for an individual with basic knowledge of painting,
electrical, plumbing and carpentry. HVAC a plus. Some grounds
maintenance required. Must have dependable transportation and own
basic hand tools. Must be honest, dependable and able to work
with minimal supervision. Salary based on experience. Credit and
background check required. Please send your resume or letter of
interest to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX PARK is looking for volunteer campground hosts.
Hosts have a choice of a variety of positions available
including: maintenance, campground store, fee station, nature
center operation and trail runners. Hosts will be given a free RV
site for their RV including water, electric and sewage and are
required to work a minimum of 24 hours per week total. We are one
of the premier parks in South Carolina. Hosts can work from two
months to six months. To apply, please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


RESORT MANAGERS needed. Lodging experience required. This
position is perfect for a couple. Maintenance skills required.
Salary, housing and utilities provided. Please mail your resume
and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND needed 10 miles southeast of Fort Pierre. This is a
cow calf operation, with calving, haying, feeding, moving,
branding and doctoring cattle. For more information, please

PART-TIME CARETAKER needed for a 51 unit complex in Sioux Falls.
Live on-site preferred. Duties include upkeep, maintenance and
cleaning. Please send your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


TENNESSEE – EASTERN MOUNTAINS. Seeking a mature, married
couple with integrity, wholesome life style, and a good work
ethic for caretaking of three cabins and approximately 24
mountain acres next to the Cherokee National Forest south of the
Smokies. The Caretakers’ cottage, has two bedroom/1.5 bath
with gas, wood, and electric heat and air and an awesome
view… DSL is even available! (The cottage is provided,
utilities are extra.) Duties include upkeep and improvements to
the property, fences, etc. For your animals there is a small
pasture, a horse stall, ample garden space and thousands of miles
of trails. We are between Knoxville and Chattanooga. Suitable
references required evidencing integrity, honesty and character.
A small deposit is required and a thorough background check will
be conducted. Please email us at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


drinking, drugs. Live/work on a remote West Texas ranch. Husband:
handyman, maintain grounds, buildings; wife: housekeeping,
occasional cooking, and help with grounds. Housing and utilities,
vehicle and small salary. Please send your qualifications,
references, requirements and how to contact you to: 

RANCH MANAGER needed in Marble Falls, 50 miles west of Austin.
Childless couple preferred. Nice housing, insurance, vehicle, and
compensation package provided. We raise alpacas and the couple
must love and understand animals. References required. To apply,
please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in Spring, TX. Caretaker and housekeeper
needed for my Mother. We live in the XXXXXXXXXXXXX Subdivision
off Rayford and IH-45 North by The Woodlands. We have a nice home
and pool. A non-smoking, English speaking caretaker can move in
immediately if needed. Pay negotiable. Private room with TV
provided. To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN RANCH HAND position available for an individual with some
horse knowledge and experience. Duties include feeding, watering,
mucking, keeping barns and facilities clean and neat, grooming,
blanketing and turn out, helping with breeding and foaling,
catching and holding horses for farrier, cleaning horse trailers,
collecting and burning/hauling trash, maintaining pens and
fences, stacking hay, feed and shavings and other general ranch
duties. We provide a small one bedroom, one bath furnished
bunkhouse with utilities and high speed internet access, pasture
board for up to three horses, a ranch truck and a small stipend.
Please contact   XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A RESPONSIBLE COUPLE to live on and manage a 544 unit
self storage facility in San Antonio. This couple must be
experienced in the areas of customer service, telephone
etiquette, computers, resolving customer complaints, working with
the regional manager to meet company goals, great organizational
skills, pride in their work, ability to work alone, and general
maintenance. Previous experience as a self storage manager not
required. Perfect opportunity for retired couples. If you
qualify, you will be rewarded with a free apartment, free
utilities, salary plus generous bonus, outstanding
medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, vacation and most major
holidays off, and onsite training. I am looking for the best
couple to fill this slot. Imagine living and working on site and
not having to drive to work or worry about the cost of gasoline.
Must be available to start working within 3 - 4 weeks. Please
feel free to email me at:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

COOK with strong basic cooking and serving skills wanted for a
private game ranch in the Austin area. Ranch is used by family
members and their guests and by a private company to entertain
customers and VIPs in a casual yet world-class leisure
environment. Ranch is not open to the general public. Working
under the direction of a house manager-cook, duties will include
working most weekends throughout the year and many holidays,
hosting family members and guests and always making them
“feel at home”, purchasing food and operating
supplies, maintaining inventory, meal preparation, service, clean
up after meals, general house cleaning and doing “what it
takes” to ensure the Ranch house is always ready for family
members and guests and that it runs smoothly. Able to assume lead
position when manager is offsite. The successful person for the
job will readily accommodate an extremely busy but often varying
and unpredictable work schedule. Substance abuse free
environment. We offer salary plus separate housing on grounds and
benefits of medical and dental group insurance, life insurance,
401(k) plan, and paid vacation time. Candidates should have high
school or equivalent education, current driver’s license
plus a good driving record, and references. In addition strong
work ethic, good organization skills and flexible in nature are
desired. Qualified candidates should send resumes with work
history, plus salary requirements and references via fax to 

PARK HOST VOLUNTEERS are needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXX. The time frame
desired is for the recreation season starting in April 2008
through the end of September 2008. We are looking for volunteers
who can provide hospitality and customer service to park guests,
assisting in the upkeep of park facilities and promoting safe
responsible use of Corps of Engineer amenities. Physical ability
to navigate camp loop and visit campsites (position may require
extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such
as heat, cold, and or rain). We will be offering a full service
RV site with 30amp service (50 amp in the future). We are
centrally located between Stephenville, and Brownwood, at one of
the premiere crappie lakes in Texas. Please contact 


HOUSE SWAP available. My Turkish Aegean summer house for your San
Francisco Bay area apartment/house. I have a three bedroom cozy
summer house in a safe and beautifully remote Aegean getaway.
Close to maintained beach, and sea side terraces, clean and cool
Aegean swims. Located near the historic and scenic area of Assos
with many nearby Ancient Greek ruins. Striking views from the
house of the Greek island of Lesbos. Other nearby attractions
include Troy, Assos, Babakale. I am interested in swapping for
the 2008 summer season. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CAMPGROUND HOST COUPLE needed for Dixie National Park Campground,
east of Cedar City. We also need a host couple with some water
system or plumbing experience. Full RV hookup sites plus wages
provided. To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a vacation farm. We are seeking a
mature couple as resident caretakers on a beautiful vacation farm
near Woodstock, VT. In exchange for house cleaning and yard work,
a one bedroom apartment in a separate building from the main
house, and all utilities will be paid. Plus a possible salary. To
apply, please mail resume(s) to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED to live on, manage and maintain a 600 acre
estate in Vermont full time. For more details, please email your
particulars to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM MANAGER/GARDENER needed to work and manage the day-to-day
operations of an estate/farm beautifully set in western Albemarle
County. Must have prior knowledge of gardening, plants and
landscaping – both vegetable and flowers/shrubs. Owner is
very meticulous about the aesthetics of the residence gardens.
100 acres of farmland used for raising beef cattle, hay and an
eclectic selection of other animals. Owner is frequently absent
for extended periods, so position requires ability to stay
focused, work independently, and good planning, communication and
organizational skills. Candidates should also be computer
literate, proficient at operating various types of farm
equipment, have excellent handyman skills, and be dedicated. No
onsite housing; rent stipend provided. Health insurance included.
Qualified applicants should send resume, references, salary
requirements and personal letter re why this is the right
position for you to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOMESTIC HOUSEKEEPER (Live-Out) position available in Alexandria.
Duties - cleaning and laundry. Friendly, non-smoking person must
enjoy housekeeping. Competitive salary with health and other
benefits. Experienced only apply. Please fax your work
experience, salary history and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN cabin caretaker needed from November 1 2007
to June 1, 2008. Seeking and individual or couple to stay in my
cabin on 65 beautiful acres just outside of the wonderful
artist/music town of Floyd, VA. Must be clean and neat, non
smoker and non drinker please. This is NOT a paid position but
rather an opportunity for someone to have a beautiful place to
live in exchange for light maintenance and mowing. Please email
Connie for details and pictures at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT CARETAKER needed in Orange County. Full-time, hands-on
position including: one Grounds maintenance (i.e. mowing, bush
hogging, weeding, pruning and mulching) for yards, pastures and
orchard, one farm equipment and vehicle maintenance and minor
repairs, one building maintenance and trouble shooting (e.g.
HVAC, security systems). Skills in carpentry, electrical systems
and plumbing are a plus. Successful candidate must live on-site
(beautiful three-bedroom house provided). Initial annual
compensation package (housing and salary) $45,000 for candidate
with all listed skills. Please send your resume and references
to: Caretaker Position,  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE NEED A HOUSE/PET-SITTER for our home in South West Wales, UK
for two weeks from September 13th. Must like animals and enjoy
walking. We have two large dogs that need to be walked every day.
We also have a cat and three horses (horses live out so no work
required just checking on them and filling their water troughs).
We live in the Pembrokeshire countryside of South West Wales. For
more details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


farm in Western Washington. We have about two foals a year.
Responsibilities include care of animals and property
maintenance. Will provide recently remodeled and enlarged living
accommodation, salary, all utilities, paid vacation. This is a
private facility, surrounded by hills, trees, a creek and
mountain views, yet close to shopping, medical care, etc. No
contact with the public required. Hoping to find someone that
will enjoy and care for my horses as much as I do.
Smoke/drug/alcohol free environment. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email information about yourself, your expectations and
references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX CAMPING CLUB is hiring a husband/wife
caretaker/manager team for a 300 site private family camping club
in northwestern Washington on the banks of the Skagit River.
Heated pool, lodge, volleyball court, basketball court, and small
children’s play area. Full time year round duties include
caretaker duties, hands-on maintenance and repair, and some
managerial duties. House, utilities, and salary provided. Please
send your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY seeking couples to work as on-site assistant
managers. Duties involve the overseeing of residents and staff of
an independent environment. Knowledge of accounts payable,
accounts receivable, payroll, maintenance solutions, human
resources and customer service are helpful but not required.
Looking for a couple to work as a team with existing managers and
executive chef. One bedroom apartment, meals, utilities paid and
salary. This is a position for two people, resumes from both
applicants please.  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED - Housekeeping of cabins in Glenwood. This is a
summer position, which may develop into a year-round position.
Must have at least six months housekeeping experience (either
personal or work-related). Salary package with possible room and
board exchange. Possible lodging facilities available for
individual, couple or couple with one child in exchange for
duties. Please mail your resume and cover letter to 


CARETAKER SOUGHT for campground Abram's Creek Lodge House. Large
stone home on 3,000 feet of stream front. Satellite Internet/TV/
long distance phone/ and much more included. Some financial
compensation included. Details can be viewed at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING PERSON/COUPLE for a one bedroom modern home located on a
beautifully maintained rural estate in West Virginia. If you are
reliable, honest and love country living, access to private golf
course, lake and creek, miles of trails, animals and close
proximity to town, please contact us. Need 'caretaker' to be
available on property especially when owner is away. Rent is $390
plus utilities. Occasional part time outdoors work for wages may
also be available. Pet OK upon approval. Please call


NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN (Buffalo County) 172 acre farm
resort/group lodging facility catering to hunters, scrappers,
quilters, motorcyclists, families, seeks a couple to manage the
resort in owner’s absence. Responsibilities include
cleaning lodge, grounds keeping, routine maintenance and minor
repairs (approximately 15 hours/week) in exchange for a three
bedroom house, and heated garage including utilities. Must have
references and be able to pass background check. Please contact
us through our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A NORTHEAST WISCONSIN deer and tree farm is looking for a full
time caretaker. Experience with animals and farm machinery is
necessary. Salary and housing provided. To apply, please mail
your resume and references to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


CATTLE RANCH in Sheridan needs help. We are looking for a person
or couple to work on a remote commercial cattle ranch. Living
quarters are provided along with utilities, salary, insurance,
paid vacation, and a 401k plan. This position will include
handling cattle horseback, fencing, water system maintenance, and
building/equipment maintenance. There is no farming and very
little feeding involved. Willing to train to some extent someone
with a good attitude. To apply, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX


Artist/Writer, independent female, seeks a caretaking position in
a quiet setting. Willing to balance caretaking responsibilities
and my own work. Prefer six months to a year, in a northern
country or New Zealand. Please contact Venka at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mountain B&B owners seek classy housesitting location in
warmer climate for January - March when we are closed. Topnotch
references available. Please contact Jo Ann:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Athletic, non-smoking couple. We are young retirees, early 50's,
financially secure looking to provide personal services and
manage an estate property
in the Caribbean or southeast Florida. Extensive property
management, travel and yachting experience. References available
upon request. Please contact Patrick at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

We are a mature (60 and 55), dependable couple who can supply
excellent local references as to our integrity and job
performance. We seek a fulltime caretaking position that
includes, but is not limited to, pet care; gardening; maintenance
of property; we require living arrangements, either on the
property itself, or nearby. We do not have children except fur
kids, which must be welcome to join us. We will consider any
position within the USA, but would love the Hawaiian Islands.

Professional couple available for housesitting/caretaking
positions in Vernon, BC Canada. One week to one year commitments.

Artist looking to balance caretaking activities with personal
creative time. Spiritual, quiet, responsible, experience with
horses. Traveling with people friendly dog companion. Looking in
North Central California but open to different locations. 

North Carolina Couple available. He has taught school and later
managed a large animal non-profit org. for over a decade--loves
outdoors, enjoys cooking healthy meals, great at building fences!
I've just departed 20+ years in teaching/school administration,
grant management. (Prior: Restaurant management, publishing).
Excellent administrative skills, including scheduling, and
evaluation. Enjoy creating, writing, light cooking, genealogy,
outdoors. We are quiet, self-directed, articulate, responsible,
non-smokers/drug-free--ready to explore new career directions.
Seeking long-term assignment where we fit well. Please contact: 

I am a resident of the Big Island of Hawaii. I am looking for a
caretaking job position in the service and maintenance industry.
To be an on site, all in one person to utilize my over 25 years
experience for grounds and building maintenance as well as
property management skills. I am a non-drinker, non-smoking
individual, with a pioneer spirit who is reliable, hardworking;
loyal, and organized who is humorous, respectful and organic.

Anyone out there in ranch country who needs a year-round
caretaker with light ranch duty like feeding cattle and horses
and keeping others off your land. Do not want to be a full time
ranch hand. Absentee landowner preferred. Please call 

Estes Park area, Colorado. Are you a looking for a responsible
caretaker November through May? Experienced with winter
conditions, country living, managing gardens, animals, large
homeownership to cabin in the woods, I am a capable, resourceful,
substance-free, single professional woman. Quiet environment
important to my work, remote location preferred (lived alone most
recently in my wood heated solar home in Maine woods),
comfortable in unusual conditions. I will safeguard your home for
right situation and you will return finding all in perfect
condition. Have excellent vehicle, no pets or kids, recent
caretaking references. Living in Estes now. Please call 

Mature, responsible woman enjoys helping elders, caring for dogs,
homes and organic gardens. Can cook healthy meals and do light
cleaning as well. Healthy, non-smoking, non-drinking, no drugs.
Seeking caretaking and/or senior companion position in U.S.
Prefer long-term, live-in, but will consider other offers.
Excellent references. Please call Ann at XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank

Middle age couple with two horses seeking caretakers position -
knowledge of fence and stall repair, tractor work, feeds and
supplements, colic, etc. Please call Joe and let's talk: 

Seeking Estate Caretaking or Manager Position in Central New
Jersey area. Fine turf management (golf course) experience,
greenhouse, rose care and gardening; BS in Landscape Architecture
and visual artist. Can offer building maintenance skills. Fanatic
with details, professional, discreet, flexible. Part or full
time, live off premises. Please call Richard at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Young Couple in mid twenties seeks a caretaking position from mid
November to mid April. We own and operate a small seasonal Irish
Pub in Bar Harbor, Maine during the summer. We are both college
graduates and have extensive business, sales and hospitality
experience. Both very hardworking and can do cooking, carpentry,
housekeeping and landscaping. Please email Christina and Peter at

Responsible, energetic grad student looking to housesit or
property caretake. Please contact Kathy at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Energetic 27-year-old female seeking housing/salary. Experienced
in animal
care, farming/gardening, office/personal assistance,
cooking/cleaning, elder and child care. Organized multitasker.
Excellent references. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional Couple: Psychologist (59-year-old) and office
manager/legal secretary/private investigator wife are retiring
and looking for new opportunities, 3-month minimum stay. No
kids/pets/partying/smoking/drug-alcohol issues. Independent (have
had own business for years), clean backgrounds, self-starters,
meticulous, extremely responsible and reliable. Prefer western
U.S positions due to family ties, but are open to other areas.
Need nice living arrangements, modest remuneration. We'll treat
your home or business with the same care and diligence as if it
were our own! Please email us at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker for your home/pets, including horses. Family of four
looking for long term situation in Adlai Stevenson School
District, in Illinois. Excellent references available. Please
call Denise at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional Couple seeking estate manager position. Tina and
Patrick’s combined experience make them the ideal couple to
manage your property. Tina holds a degree in Public Relations.
She has extensive experience managing all type of
events—from small casual gatherings to black-tie galas. She
has managed million dollar budgets, professional staff and has
served as a media spokesperson for nearly 20 years. Patrick is a
licensed building contractor who can manage all property
maintenance.  For six years he was a professional yacht captain
for a family and is capable of overseeing boat maintenance and
staff.  Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX to receive more extensive
information about our skills and background.

Dedicated, honest, fit, 45-year-old woman. Professional Personal
Assistant, Pet and House sitter, Horse trainer. Photo upon
request. Please go to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Victoria, 48, and Tom, 54, seek caretaking opportunities in Latin
America, preferably Costa Rica or Panama. Previous house-sitting
experience, excellent references. Let us take care of your home
while you are away. You can relax, we will treat your place as
our own. We are experienced, resourceful, pleasant, and
competent. Long time self-employed horticulturist and licensed
electrician (20 years each) take sabbatical while are children
are in college. Paid positions preferred. Please contact 

Well credentialed professional female Beverly Hills Real Estate
Agent and author of "The Real Estate Survival Guide:
Secrets, Tips & Lies from a Beverly Hills Super Agent"
is seeking 1 to 6 week Estate Management/Housesitting
projects/assignments worldwide. Longer assignments are
negotiable. Can travel on short notice. Maintaining the respect,
confidentiality and trust of my clients has been paramount to the
success of my business. I am early forties, athletic, a
non-smoker, non-drinker with no children or pets. You can contact

Couple from Iceland seeking a caretaking position. We have been
running our own company for 25 years with operations both in
Iceland and abroad. Among other things oversaw the maintenance
and upkeep of fishing vessels (Boats and Trawlers). Husband is an
Engineer for vessels of all sizes (engineering school of Iceland)
and Yacht master Ocean (The Nautical School). Wife is a
registered nurse with a specialty in health care and holds a
diploma in business (University of Iceland). We are interested in
a change of scenery and have a great passion for everything
related to ships (sail and power boats). Open for all kinds of
caretaking positions (houses, estates and all types of vessels).
Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

see XXXXXXXXXXXXX for profile; peach of a caretaker available;
Claire. Permaculture Designer/Writer/Artist/Teacher. Prefer
minimum six months for writing project,  NYU grad,
Scottish/Ojai/Topanga - Californian, 43, clean, very healthy,
conscious, quiet, willing to enjoy working land, gardens, animal
care, whatever is needed in exchange for peace and home. I love
my home clear and clean for free mind and Spirit to soar
creatively. I moved to Maui two years ago, and founded Maui
Permaculture Network. Willing to travel/move to write
"Roadmap of Peace on Earth; One Woman's Vision of a global
collaboration." After 17 years hands-on research, and travel
to teach and to learn at world's top ecovillages, and building 16
earth homes, I am knowing now is the time. Peace is
prevailing...Aloha, Claire

Single male (53) seeking to property sit long term. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, weekday mornings best. Primitive, remote or abroad
are fine. Organic gardener. Natural health enthusiast. First
time, but have integrity.

Flight Attendant/Personal Assistant/ Special Consierge
Skills/Experienced, Professional Corporate Cabin Attendant with
highest references/Strong organizational skills and able to
manage time effectively Coordinate activities and act as liaison
between high profile families; No dependents. Will relocate; Free
to travel 365 days per year on short notice. Medical education,
Safety Training 2007 Working knowledge of Spanish International
experience includes: Argentina, Canada, Chile, France, Guyana,
Germany, Grand Bahamas Islands, Ireland, India, Italy, Mexico,
Panama, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and

Estate Caretaker Professional with vast experience and an
obedient lab seeking a long term caretaking/management position.
Expertise in all aspects of landscape installation and care,
pool/spa maintenance, equipment operation/maintenance, pet care,
arboriculture, gardening and home systems maintenance. I have
worked in the private and public sectors from Colorado to Florida
as a Park Ranger, National Park Service project manager,
equestrian manager, landscaper, and estate manager. My strengths
are my depth of experience, affable demeanor and honest work
ethic. Prefer mild climate near ocean/lake. Complete job history,
references, and photo available upon request. Please contact 

Single Canadian 47 years young woman, unencumbered, non smoker
eager for a change of lifestyle and scenery. Desires a
sitter/caretaker/personal assistant position.  Open to any
opportunity anywhere with pay or barter for services. Experienced
executive personal assistant with customer service and advanced
computer skills. Professional organizer and ESL instructor. Lots
of transferable skills to offer. Willing to learn new skills. 1st
Aid/CPR. Bondable.  Resume, excellent references and police check
upon request. Available Fall 2007. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Woman (49), seeking long term, paid position as a caretaker or
personal assistant. Warm climate (rural or island OK).
Experienced housekeeper, household manager, personal assistant,
house-sitter, childcare, pet care, organic gardening, greenhouse
exotics, basic carpentry/maintenance/pond care. I am
professional, caring, adaptable, quiet, friendly, independent and
available now. Please email:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Christian family seeking housesitting position or similar near or
in Rome, Italy during November, December, and January (all or
part). References available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX ASAP.

Does your home need special care? Do you need someone to organize
your life? Would you enjoy knowing that your pets are safe and
happy while you travel? Let's talk! I will take exquisite care of
your home, help you get organized, give your pet’s special
attention, and oversee all those things that need to be done. I'm
a mature, responsible, neat, non-smoking female seeking a long
term, salaried position. I have a business management background
and years of house sitting/pet sitting experience. Excellent
references. Will relocate for the right opportunity. 

B&B owners XXXXXXXXXXXXX available January - March 2008 for
caretaking/housesitting. References/experience and more
information available. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

High-end Estate Manager/Personal Assistant managing all domestic,
business, private tasks, properties, contractors (employees), as
needed. Very experienced, intelligent, personable, tactful and
highly confidential. Excellent references, serious inquiries call

Caretaker/Farm Manager seeking position in Mid-Atlantic Region.
47-year-old male with 20 years applicable experience is seeking a
permanent position. Extensive hands on horticultural knowledge,
excellent supervisory skills, building grounds and equipment
maintenance experience as well. Ideal candidate for the position
that requires an independent thinker with initiative. Please

Writer seeks working retreat, 3-6 months, Pacific NW, Canada,
England, Scotland. Neither cell nor internet required. Exchange
services include: caretaker of property/pets, caregiver for
elderly, housekeeper, chauffeur, tutor, personal assistant,
massage therapist. Available April 2008 forward. References, good

Hello there! I have 26 months of experience of housesitting. I am
looking for long term housesitting assignments anywhere in the
USA. I am currently in Gwinnett County, Georgia. I only housesit
non-smoking homes. I might consider short term housesitting.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank

33-year-old single man seeking caretaking assignment. I am
drug/alcohol free, introverted, spartan, stoic, deeply spiritual
and have excellent references and a spotless background as well
as caretaking experience. I love animals, rural environments and
am very comfortable being alone for long periods. No bad habits.
Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX to get to know me better.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona - We are dependable, friendly and
looking for full-time employment as caretakers, personal
assistants or maintenance in AZ. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Young professional male 30's seeks housesitting in suburban Los
Angeles in beautiful upscale home. Willing to do various
housesitting duties, forwarding mail, and mowing lawn. Excellent
references available. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call me

Position Wanted: Corvallis Area OSU-employed couple seeks
dog-friendly caretaking position beginning late summer.
Experienced with small ranches, maintenance, painting,
construction, tour-guiding, gardening, catering, and
housecleaning. Excellent references available! Please email

Quiet, responsible, 34-year-old female seeks caretaking/rental
opportunity in Ojai/Ventura area while attending Brooks Institute
of Photography beginning October 2007. With extensive experience
caring for and managing horses, ranches and pets, I will care for
your home and animals as if they were my own. In exchange, I'd
like a quiet, private place to call home while pursuing my
degree. References available upon request. Please email

Hardworking reliable mother of one tiny baby looking for a
work/rent exchange. Well-educated with Master's in nutrition,
vast experience in eldercare and in childcare as nanny and au
pair. Skilled in cooking, gardening, pet care, cleaning, grocery
shopping, and driving. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or call

All states, other countries. Caretaker, professional,
experienced, excellent references. XXXXXXXXXXXXX for resume.

Experienced property manager in Northern California seeks estate
management. Please call Michael at XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Household Manager/Chef seeking jack of all trades as potential
partner to seek employment as a couple. Not looking for a
boyfriend, but someone compatible in work ethic and energy.
Someone capable of complimentary work in yard, pool, auto
maintenance, possible animal care, small house repair.  Willing
to work in most areas of US except NYC or LA. Retiree ok. If
interested email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Santa Cruz Area House-Sitting/Caretaking Position Wanted.
Professional couple: Landscape Architect / Life Coach, artists,
homeowners, non-smoking, dependable and organized. Love pets,
gardening. Available starting September/October. Contact Laura:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX for references, resume and photos.

Want to travel between November and March? Do you desire to work
with person(s) of high integrity to create a win/win situation.
Professional, responsible, healthy, conscious, mid-forties couple
(business and property owners) with mature 10-year-old child,
offer home, ranch, estate or pet caretaking, bilingual (Spanish)
estate management, childcare, personal assistant, gardening, 
husband—professional musician for your event or parties.
Exchange for private living quarters and salary. Or...open to
family of five team position in exchange for private house and
salary. Combined creative synergistic skills: Add horse care and
riding, web and graphic design to the list above. Require
internet access. Contact for more details and excellent
references. We are seeking warmer winters. Open to anywhere
south. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Employed professional gardener seeks caretaking opportunity
within commuting distance of Washington DC.  Previous experience
as horse barn manager, livestock care. Responsible, quiet,
non-smoker, no pets. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaking/Housesitting Position Wanted: Estate, Country
Home/Cottage, Hobby Farm, Boutique Winery, Family Home, Island
Property... Multifaceted, well educated, hard working and
collaborative, extremely dependable, vibrant and active,
nonsmoking male, 50's. Have positive self directed personality,
excellent organizational and communication skills, am patient and
thoughtful, with a gentle sense of humour. Currently completing
Wine Professional Certification studies at Culinary Institute of
America/Greystone in St. Helena, CA. Geographically very
flexible... with preference for Northern CA, Pacific Northwest,
New Zealand, and Europe. Excellent references. Available 01
November 2007. Please contact Judah at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker Household/Estate/Property Manager Butler Personal
Assistant. Offering over 20 years of professional hands-on
success. Certified and educated. Will relocate/travel. Single
male, 48- years-old, no dependents, and no pets. Please contact

Professional, honest, dependable female looking to
housesit/petsit in Portland area. Have previous experience
pet-sitting a variety of animals (anything from Oldenbergs to
Irish Wolfhounds to doves). Am capable of many tasks and willing
to learn new tasks. Non-smoker, non-drinker. Will be attending
school at OHSU; available for a position between September '07
and June '08. Please contact Jocelyn at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Bi-lingual mature female seeking a long term live-in position in
Barcelona Spain (fall 2007-fall 2008) as a
gardener/caretaker/pet-sitter/assistant. I am experienced and
reliable, detail oriented respectful and energetic. Please email 

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Caring, competent lady desires a caretaking position. Loves
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Trustworthy, multi-talented man with years of management
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Atlanta Couple currently living in Atlanta seeks house-sitting
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studies in Europe in the next year or two. Will gladly provide
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save for the move. Please contact Pat at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

House Manager/Family Assistant with five years of experience at
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Lexington, KY. Professional female in 40s seeks situation near
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Male, early 60's, permanent caretaking position anywhere. Would
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Professional couple with five years experience house sitting
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Couple Relocating to Northern California for graduate school
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