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Monday, July 15 2024

 THIS IS OUR 155th ISSUE!          (206) 462-1818             

Published since 1983                 Volume 26, Number 5

September/October 2008                ISSN 1074-3642      


- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 130+ caretaking opportunities in 39 states
and 15 countries
- Caretaker Profile
A Caretaker Profile of Galiene Dennenbroek
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette



SEEKING A CARETAKER COUPLE for a Gadsden, Alabama estate.
Applicants must have caretaking experience. Responsibilities
include housekeeping, cooking, lawn, pool, and landscaping
maintenance, up keep of water craft, up keep of all vehicles,
assist with entertaining, and childcare. Compensation includes a
private house on a 15 acre waterfront property, and $40,000 a
year for the couple. Health insurance, and paid sick and vacation
time provided. This position could last ten or more years for the
right couple. Please contact Rachel at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEER COUPLE Park Hosts wanted to provide visitor assistance
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, on weekends and holidays. Responsibilities
would include greeting visitors; making routine patrols in the
park; checking for minor violations; reporting maintenance
problems; explaining the day use fee to boaters and swimmers, and
securing the park at closing. Please write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FREE RENT for a non-smoking caretaker couple in Fort Mohave. AZ.
Will provide clean, new, rent-free, furnished two bedroom,
unattached quarters in a quiet and safe area in Ft. Mohave, in
exchange for part time housecleaning, handyman, and landscaping
work. I'm a single professional male who travels often. No
cooking or child care needed. Must be responsible, fit, speak
basic English and have your own transportation. Character
references are required. This is a great situation for the right
couple to have a low stress, safe, quiet, private place to call
home. No smoking inside residence. No drugs, no drama, no felons.
Full background checks will be run on serious candidates. Photos
of accommodations available to viable candidates. Please call

REST AREA caretaker teams needed. Job is 40/hours week. Weekend
work is required. Must be willing to relocate. Must be able to
work outdoors. Janitorial and light landscaping. Do basic repairs
and lift 50 lbs. safely. Need a valid AZ driver’s license.
Housing available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HANDY MAN WANTED in Tucson. Travel trailer space will be provided
in exchange for chores. I am looking for a retired, non-smoker
with references. You may bring one horse, and/or one dog on to
the property. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX", here's your ticket to heaven! This
is a divine place in the world to be but it needs some tender
loving, care. This position offers a two bedroom, two bath very
comfortable singlewide, rent-free, with newer side by side
refrigeration. and washer and dryer. Located on five flat fully
fenced foliaged, beautiful acres that were lovingly planted many
years ago (looks like a river is running through it!) on a quiet
street in a great rural outback neighborhood. Doves coo in the
morning and evening, palm trees adorn the entry, and many
oleanders give shade and character to the property. An
observation deck offers a 360 degree view of the mountains! There
is also a lap pool! Need help with watering, repair irrigation
system as needed (minor plumbing), other minor repairs, and odds
and ends to care for the premises as a caretaker. This is a
golden opportunity for the right person. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your skills and background or call

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks a skilled, friendly volunteer couple to
maintain the Environmental Education Center in Brown Canyon.
Beautiful location in the lower reaches of the Baboquivari
Mountains. Located at the mouth of a mountain canyon, surrounded
by oak woodland and a sycamore-lined stream. Duties include minor
fix-it repairs, orienting visiting public for hiking trails and
overnight rentals of the Education Center. Must enjoy living
remotely. Four work days/week with small stipend. Housing
provided. Four months minimum commitment in September - April
season, longer preferred. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


ON-SITE RV PARK MANAGER needed. We are looking for a dependable,
honest person or couple to manage a RV park in exchange for free
rent, utilities, propane, and laundry facility use. Must have
your own RV to live in. Responsibilities include checking in of
campers, maintaining a clean park and building, and lots of
customer contact. This would a great job for a retired person or
for a couple. We prefer that people apply in person at

March 31, 2009, or April 1, 2009 – September 30, 2009. The
duties of the volunteer in this area include checking in group
reservations, pre and post inspections, and turning in work
orders for problem areas. Volunteers will live on-site and be
available to answer questions, provide directions and other
assistance. Volunteers will perform custodial duties and light
grounds maintenance at the campground. Custodial duties will
include cleaning the shower buildings and restrooms, eight cabins
and dining hall, and trash and debris pick up on grounds. All
cleaning supplies will be provided. A free full-service (water,
electric, sewer) campsite will be provided at Oak Bower.
Volunteers must be able to work the entire work period. The
volunteer will work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Volunteers
must provide a safe, licensed, insured camping unit and vehicle.
Good communication skills are necessary. Volunteer hosts do not
enforce regulations. Volunteers must wear the volunteer uniform
while performing volunteer duties. Applicants should be
physically capable of performing job. Volunteers must have a
friendly attitude with the public and portray a positive image of
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Training will be provided. 
Work will be performed according to safety guidelines provided by
the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. To apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Gary, I really like the service you provide for such a reasonable
fee. My wife and I live in Northern California in the wine
country. When we were young we were professional caretakers on
some major estates. I simply want to compliment you and your
staff for keeping us informed about a very diversified field of
opportunities that you offer. Thanks, K. S., Occidental, CA

Thanks for your compliment Keith. As to your mentioning
“such a reasonable fee” - we have not had any
subscription price increases for many years. Because of the
increases in the costs of transportation, printing, ink, paper,
and postage - we will be raising the subscription rates for
postal subscriptions only, effective 8/8/08. There will be not be
subscription price increases to any of our Online subscription
rates. As of August 8, 2008 our postal subscription prices will
USA POSTAL SUBSCRIPTIONS:  $34.95/year, or $59.95/2 years, or
$84.95/3 year. 

I want to let you know we were successful in hiring a caretaker
through your caretaker.org site! We only ran the one email
broadcast ad with you sending on the responses to me.  I
appreciate your very excellent service and quick responses. The
husband, wife and their family are from northern New York State
and could not be a nicer family. They are settling in and are
happy to be in a new and warmer place. Thank you for your very
professional care. S. O. Okatie, SC
Thanks for the update, Sue. I’m happy that your one time
email broadcast ad worked so well for you! We are doing more and
more email broadcast ads every week – so for any
subscribers who have not yet given us an email address to use,
you’re missing out on new opportunities like this one.
Please remember, if you don’t have your own email address,
you can provide us with someone else’s email address that
we can use for you.

Good day, Mr. Gary and Gazette Team: I must say, I would have
never thought I would be the one who writes a gratitude letter to
you and your staff about accepting a caretaker’s position.
I have been a subscriber to the Gazette for some time now and had
always envied those who write in and say exciting things about
caretaker positions they've accepted. Well that very same thing
just happened to Laura and me, WOW! After putting together a
short resume, we replied to a couple of ads in the Gazette. We
had several responses, however most wanted experienced and
trained folks. Then one day just recently, a response came to me
requesting a trustworthy down-to-earth couple to take care of
their estate. After talking a few days, Laura and I decided to
give it a chance and we both were very nervous. We both have
professional jobs in the inspection field and were reluctant to
take a chance but we did. So we contacted the property owners
again. They immediately flew Laura and me to their estate on
Friday for a weekend interview.  Who would have thought
“Cajun Caretakers @ 9,000 feet in Colorado”? The
visit was a very pleasant experience for Laura and I and the
homeowners are so wonderful. We returned to New Orleans on
Sunday. Over a couple of days it was obvious that we both felt a
desire to make a life changing decision to accept their offer and
move to Colorado. Our transfer will be the last week of August
2008. We are very excited and pleased to find just the type of
people we imagined to provide estate care for. My thanks and
gratitude to you and your special team at The Caretaker Gazette.
All of my friends and family here in South Louisiana and Laura's
family and friends in Florida and Tennessee are excited for us
and wish us the best.  We feel blessed.  Again we thank you and
God Bless. We will keep in contact with you with updates. Thank
You. S. and L., New Orleans, LA

Congratulations Sammy and Laura! Please keep in touch and let
us know how you progress with your exciting new adventure.

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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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CARETAKER NEEDED. An onsite position in a small exclusive Rose
Bay strata complex is now available. A small cottage will be
provided. The successful applicant will have a building
maintenance and/or construction background. A single retiree is
acceptable. Package negotiable. Please fax your resume to our
Sydney, Australia office at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE SWAP available from September to December for
a family of five. We are looking to swap our furnished home in
Australia for yours in the Northern Virginia area. Desired area
is Springfield but all areas considered. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

CARETAKER COUPLE required for a Caravan Park. Would suit a
semi-retired couple. On-site accommodation provided. Duties
include general grounds work and repairs and maintenance,
cleaning and office reception. Also to provide relief to managers
from time to time. Alternate weekends on duty. Hours reasonably
flexible. Experience in caravan parks preferred. Mail resume and

CARETAKER/DRIVER couple required for a live-in position with an
older lady in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Job includes home
duties and general home maintenance, plus driving. A
self-contained apartment is available, and salary to be
negotiated. References are essential, as is an excellent driving
record. Applications to: Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


NATURE LOVER'S DREAM COME TRUE. Opportunity to live for free in
peaceful surroundings. Responsible, honest, capable, drug-free
caretaker(s) wanted for tropical 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
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We always reply. If you don't hear from us, keep
trying; server is unreliable.

EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 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: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


100+ acre music camp. We are a non-profit music and arts group
with property in the Sierra foothills east of Fresno, at a 4,000'
elevation. We have beautiful land here with a pond, spring, a
caretaker’s residence and other minimal infrastructure used
during an annual music and arts encampment. The property is semi
remote but on the grid (half-hour drive to nearest town). Work
requirements are minimal, allowing for outside employment or
internet business opportunity. We do require a continuing
presence on the land to discourage theft and vandalism and to
repair and report storm or wildlife damage. This has
traditionally been a non-salaried position with residence and
related expenses provided.  Some opportunities exist on site for
compensation commensurate with experience. References are
required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER needed in Cayucos (near Morro Bay, and San Luis
Obispo). A small apartment on a pretty California Central Coast
ranch is available starting around August 8th in exchange for
part time ranch duties, including weed abatement, light
maintenance and repair, and other caretaking duties. Must be
familiar with and able to maintain weeding equipment, and must
have the initiative to get things done. You will also be
responsible for watering and pet care when the owners are gone.
Ranch pays all utilities except phone. This is a long-term
position, with about 15 – 20 hours of work per week. Please
email a cover letter mentioning your experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and we will respond to all serious applicants.
Thank you.

new ultra luxury resort. We are currently seeking candidates for
the following positions: Head Butler, Butler, Butler Coordinator
and Butler Runner. To apply, please visit us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
If you need assistance, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  

Active business couple with two children ages 14 and 16.
Residence: 6,000 square feet residence in historic district. For
further information concerning this posting, please visit our

our family. We live just outside of beautiful Grass Valley in
Northern California on a private, 50 acre estate. We work at home
but travel often. Your duties include daily house cleaning,
minimal gardening, running errands and, most importantly, taking
care of our two dog "children" and two cats. Please do
not respond unless you have a true love for animals and enjoy
keeping a tidy house. Must be able to climb stairs, as we will
provide you with a comfortable, furnished studio apartment above
our detached office/art studio. Utilities paid plus small salary.
Looking to replace my own childhood nanny for whom we could
always count on to take care of us with a smile on her face.
Hoping to find someone without outside distractions - someone who
has already raised their family - Someone who is content running
our house and not just looking for a temporary place to live.
Sorry, no pets. Ours must be #1. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A SINGLE OR COUPLE to watch over property in the
Mojave National Preserve, next to the Nevada border. You must
have your own travel trailer or motorhome for this position. The
property is off the grid so solar power would be needed. If
interested please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small family owned XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located
in California's gold country in Angels Camp at an elevation of
1,600 feet. Mild winters (no snow) and pleasant summers.
Beautiful property includes a 20 acre lake and five acres planted
in olives and grapes. Duties include 20 hours per week chores and
duties. Need to be on site four days per week, then you can have
time to travel and explore on long weekends or stay on premises,
flexible. A perfect match would be a retired individual or couple
wanting to be close to nature yet three miles to town with
abundant shopping and things to do. Check out on line Murphy's
and Angels Camp web sites for information. Looking for a one year
minimum commitment preferable. You can bring your own RV or we
have a small studio apartment (Brand New) available for living
quarters. Please send your resume/letter of interest to

CARETAKER NEEDED. One person or a couple is needed for animal
care and some light ranch duties in exchange for a two bedroom
apartment. To apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NON-PAID CARETAKER wanted for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in the San
Jacinto Mountains in Southern California. The ranch is off the
grid, with limited cell phone, no computer, no TV, and 12 volt
electrical. Beautiful, very remote eighty acres in the heart of
the national forest, with no neighbors. Abundant spring water,
solar and propane powered. Minimal duties, feed horses, and be
there to keep an eye on the place. Forty five minutes to Palm
Springs, Idyllwild, Hemet and the Pacific Crest Trail. High
desert, hot summers, some snow in winter and can be windy at
times. 550 square foot poured concrete cabin, one bedroom, bath,
loft, wood heat, very cute and cozy. Available immediately.

OCCASIONAL CARETAKER NEEDED, with your own RV or travel trailer,
overlooking the Klamath River in Northern California. I have a
small herd of goats, some chickens, and a couple of cows and need
someone specifically for September 3-12 and early October for two
weeks. It is a beautiful setting, with separate sewer, water and
electricity. Prefer a couple or a mature woman. There is a small
stipend and the rest of the pay is in the relaxation on this 16
acres, with the closest neighbor being 1/2 mile away. Please

COUPLE WANTED for a Desert Community in Mojave National Preserve,
a 1.6 million acre desert National Park. Our restored five
bedroom hotel is "conveniently remote" in
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - a former railroad and mining town founded in
1885, with a current population of 45 people. We are located one
hour southwest of Las Vegas. Need housekeeping help for our five
room B&B, four cabins as well as computer reservation system
and store sales. Groundskeeping and maintenance help needed to
assist the manager with different projects. Housing or space rent
and wages provided. If interested please email your resume to

SAN MARCOS CARETAKER needed for a home on five acres. Park your
RV and give me one day a week for utility hook up and space, or
exchange three days a week for use of 875 sq. ft new guest house
including utilities. (You pay for phone and DSL). No smokers,
care for organic gardens, no pets. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TRADE RANCHES or caretake a beautiful five acre horse ranch in
Somerset in the Sierra foothills. Local wineries and wilderness
trails – national champion black walnut tree, barn,
pasture, round pen, five bedrooms, three baths, hot tub on deck,
stone outcroppings, winter creek, and the Cosumnes River is
nearby! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Feliz. Seeking an individual or couple (preferably) to reside
“rent-free” in exchange for the following
commitments: Mondays through Fridays to remain on the premises
from 5pm onwards until 7am the next morning. On weekends to
remain on the premises all weekend long. Housesitting duties
include answering the phone or gate when there are calls and
securing the home (locking all doors) before retiring for the
night. Animal caretaking duties during the weekdays (Monday
– Friday) are simply to let the six dogs out at night to do
their “duties”. Clean up is not required. Animal
caretaking duties on weekends start at 7am and involve feeding
and cleaning up after a variety of pets. The chores should be
completed in approximately two and half hours. Cats and dogs
receive a 2nd meal at 1:30pm. If the owner is home, they may
leave for a few hours with advance notice. If it’s a couple
situation, one may cover for the other in terms of time and
duties. The home is situated on a gated property. You will have
your own furnished bedroom/bathroom and full kitchen to use. All
utilities are included. You provide your own groceries and phone
requirements. We are looking for a long term commitment (one
year) from someone who is honest, friendly, and ethical. Non
– drinkers/drug users only need apply. You must also not
have any other animals or children of your own live-in the
property. A security background check will be performed as well
as references requested. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

has a seasonal opening for an individual with good maintenance
skills. You must have a love for wilderness living and have
positive personal qualities. Our guests share this beautiful
wilderness resort for weddings and family reunions.  We are
located just three hours north of Sacramento. Sorry, no pets.
Lots of local hiking, lakes, and peace and quiet. For immediate
consideration, email your application at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER Position available. Must like dogs and
pets. Looking for a single woman who enjoys managing and
maintaining a home. Likes to be tidy and organized. Salary,
living accommodations and utilities provided. No drugs,
non-smoking and only moderate drinking. Must provide good
references. Please email or XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE NEED a semi-retired responsible person who still wants to be
active on a ranch. Duties include caretaking, fencing,
maintenance, and some cattle care. Salary, housing, etc. Please
mail your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


GULF ISLANDS: Immediate full-time caretaker opportunity for a
Canadian couple on a family owned large private island. Easy boat
access to B.C., ferries, and Victoria. This position requires
strong skills working with equipment, vehicles, machinery,
building and road maintenance, and guest services during the
summer season. Caretakers must be comfortable with isolation yet
good working with visitors, contractors, etc. Monthly salary,
housing, utilities, TV/Internet, large garden plot and extended
vacation opportunity provided. Please fax information about your
availability, qualifications and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ECO EQUINE EXPERIENCE requires a caretaker ASAP for an indefinite
period of time. Caretaker must be fit, capable, and impassioned
with horses and country living in Ontario. For more information,

HOUSESITTER needed on Mid-Vancouver Island, British Columbia from
January 2 to March 1, 2009 inclusive. A mature couple is
preferred. I have an ocean view home on a peninsula in Nanoose
Bay, British Columbia. There is a Himalayan cat, indoor only, to
look after. My home is in a quiet neighborhood, usually no snow
but we do get rain showers. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NOVA SCOTIA - Environmental community forming now, offering
secluded three - five acre home sites on a 350 acre private
wildlife refuge: deer, bear, forest, river, yet only 15 minutes
to a lovely coastal town with restaurants, theatre, shopping, and
yacht club! Zone 6 growing season (commercial peach orchards one
hour north). Along the South Shore's beautiful Lighthouse Route,
one hour to Maine ferry, two hours to International Airport.


beautiful Caribbean mountaintop private property on the Dutch
island of Saba (English speaking). Tranquil environment of
fourteen hundred people, including a small medical school,
mountain trails and pristine scuba diving. Non-Smoking, high
energy gentleman needs help maintaining gardens and doing odd
jobs. A fully furnished private house including utilities is
offered in exchange for a few hours help Monday-Friday. Food
allowance offered after thirty days. Prefer someone that would
appreciate the uniqueness of the property. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your phone number ASAP.


MATURE COUPLE wanted as a handyman/caretaker/customer service
manager. Located in beautiful Colorado Mountains, the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Durango, CO are just south of the Durango
Mountain Resort ski area. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Position requires year round caretaking
responsibilities and rental management. Requires knowledge of
heavy equipment (back-hoe/grader) for winter snow removal and
summer lawn maintenance. Accommodations include a two bedroom,
two bath townhouse. Responsibilities bookkeeping with computer
skills, rental client interactions/customer service, management
of outside service providers. Compensation commensurate with
experience. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED. Looking for a responsible and energetic
husband/wife team for a large estate in Denver. Our beautiful new
10 acre property needs long-term, career minded caretakers to
maintain the grounds and oversee the property. Duties will
include, but are not limited to, landscaping; grounds
maintenance; snow removal; general maintenance; minor electrical
and plumbing; subcontractor supervision; pool maintenance;
security; and housekeeping. Position requires extensive
groundskeeper and landscaping experience. Must like animals. Must
be in good health, a non-smoker, have a valid driver's license
and excellent work ethic, and be willing to submit to background,
reference and drug testing. Excellent opportunity to work for an
appreciative employer in a great environment. Salary and housing
provided. Please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. A very responsible, healthy,
trustworthy, animal loving, couple needed to live at a mountain
estate in Conifer, CO. Caretaker house is on property. Duties
include housekeeping/cleaning, grounds maintenance, care of dogs,
horses, irrigation, ponds, lawn, operate and maintain tractor,
and equipment. High altitude living - one hour drive from Denver.
People oriented, non smoking, No drugs, (no children), must speak
English, be available 24 hours a day during busy times (May
through October), except pre-arranged vacation. Private living
accommodations with salary and health benefits. Personal
utilities not included. References required. Mandatory background
check. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a private, family owned
vacation ranch in Colorado. Duties include day-to-day management,
housekeeping, occasional cooking, and other duties on a
part-time, as needed basis. The ideal candidates will also be
reliable and family oriented. Salary will depend on experience.
Must be willing to undergo a background check and drug testing.
To apply, please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN COUPLE needed to care for an elderly couple in a small
mountain town near Denver. Need a man to assist healthy man with
impaired vision. Duties include driving, general handyman skills,
and willingness to work on a ranch in northeastern Colorado three
days per week. Need a woman to care for a wheelchair-bound woman.
Duties include cooking, laundry, light housekeeping, driving to
appointments. Minimal medical care required. Non-smokers only;
must have valid driver’s licenses. Please respond to

MOUNTAIN HOUSE available outside of Boulder, with spectacular
views. My wife and I own a house in Gold Hill, which is a former
ghost town with dirt roads, a seasonal restaurant, a general
store, and an elementary school. A couple of hundred people live
here. The house has two usable bedrooms and one bath. We have
been renting it for nine months and occupying it for the summer
months. Now, we are hoping to find someone who will return year
after year to take care of the house from September through May.
We would charge no rent, but ask the occupants to pay the
year-around utilities, which aren't enormous so long as you are
willing to use the wood stove. We, naturally, would like someone
with house-fixing skills, and someone who knows how to leave a
house clean for the owners. Gold Hill is a very friendly,
somewhat hippie community. The winters are long. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DENVER CARETAKER’S POSITION available. A mature or retired
couple in good health wanted for a full time position. Duties may
include but are not limited to landscaping and grounds
maintenance, snow removal, general maintenance, minor electrical
and plumbing repairs, occasional subcontractor supervision. Must
like animals. Some weekends required for house sitting and animal
sitting. Separate housing provided. Furnishings optional. Must be
dependable, honest and take pride in your work. Salary dependant
on experience. Requires background check and reference checks.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS NEEDED in Kent, CT. We are an English/American couple
who have just bought 65 acres on a private, boat-free lake near
Kent, CT. It is a beautiful place, but we are at the start of a
multi-year investment and improvement process. We are looking for
a caretaking couple who between them can take care of our four
bedroom house and begin with us the process of making the land
what it can be. This will be active but rewarding, and you will
have a fully renovated four bedroom caretaker house and much
privacy. Outdoor maintenance, laundry and cooking a must, and
child care is an attractive extra. We are happy to provide
necessary training such as cooking school, landscape and
equipment training, etc. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a beach house rental and retreat
property. This is a great opportunity for a bilingual couple to
live and work full-time in the beautiful beach resort town of
Nosara, Costa Rica. Cleaning, cooking, handyman, gardening,
telephone, and general maintenance required. Must be organized,
professional, non-smoker, self motivated, positive, progressive,
with good communication skills, and some computer experience.
Vehicle ownership important but not essential. We are seeking a
couple who currently are living in Costa Rica. Compensation:
housing and utilities provided, plus minimum pay. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and to learn more, please visit our


AN ECUADOR CLOUDFOREST opportunity is available. House, dog,
land, llama sitters wanted during owners’ absence. Formerly
run as a lodge and retreat, the property consists of five timber
framed buildings on 30 hectares of pristine cloudforest with
three waterfalls, forest trails, gardens, greenhouse, and lots of
pets. This is a very friendly local farming community. Looking
for reliable, practical, and ideally Spanish speaking animal
loving housesitters for a minimum of six months starting October
1st 2008. This would be suitable for a couple, family, or group
of friends. No individuals. Must enjoy your own company, love
nature, and remoteness. Responsibilities include animal care,
general maintenance of land and buildings, full-time occupancy.
Opportunities include growing own vegetables, practicing Spanish
with the locals, teaching English to local communities and
schools. Live rent free in a beautiful wooden cabana overlooking
rolling hills and forest. For more information and photos please
visit my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please send an email
explaining why you are interested in this opportunity to


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in East London for various time periods. I
live in a house with garden and have 13 cats, so I would prefer
somebody with pet experience and who would be available to
administer medication if needed at the time. The most important
asset I am looking for in a housesitter is a love of animals.

A RESIDENT CARETAKER is required for an exclusive apartment
building in Maida Vale, London W9. Salary is £18,000/year
plus rent and utility, and a free one bedroom flat. Hours are 8am
to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12:30pm on Saturdays. Duties
include maintaining security, minor repairs, gardening and
assisting residents. A part-time housekeeper/cleaner is also
required to work 8am to 12:30pm Monday to Friday. Salary is
£7,000/year. Consideration will be given to a couple
fulfilling these roles. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or

HOUSE SWAP my home in England for yours in California. I am
travelling in the States between November 2008 and March 2009. I
have a beautiful Edwardian house one hour from London and 30
minutes to the famous Brighton beach. It is a light and spacious
home in a very friendly little village in the heart of
quintessential English countryside. I am hoping to spend some of
my time in San Francisco and Los Angeles. If you are interested I
can send pictures and further details. If you think that you
would like to have a chat to see if we could do a swap or if you
know of anyone that wants a reliable, clean and conscientious
person to maintain your home I can provide references. Thanks.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSE/PETSITTER, who resides in England and
hopefully could come and see us a few times and pet sit for us,
before we go away for eight days in October, probably the first
week. We live in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and when we go
away there will be seven cats and two or three dogs. Our pets are
very friendly, and although we expect a lot of time to be spent
with them, you, of course, will get free time to go out. We need
somebody who will sleep here every night and preferably somebody
with references. If you feel, that is you, then please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX so we can meet you and discuss this more.

CARETAKING COUPLE needed in the Bridgnorth/Telford area. A large,
modernized flat in a beautiful rural country house is offered
rent free with small remuneration to a caretaking couple who are
able to pursue their own part-time occupation. This might suit a
semi-retired couple. Possible part-time employment on a busy
estate in rural Shropshire could be offered to the right
applicant. Sorry, no children or pets allowed. Good references, a
valid driver’s license and being a dog lover are essential.
Please post your reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FREE ROOM RENT (small room) available in a five bedroom, three
bath home, for the right person in Hudson, FL. I am looking for a
capable, retired person with no outside employment to act as a
caretaker and handyman for my property in exchange for room,
utilities included, with cable-TV, high-speed Internet, shared
bath, washer/dryer, and use of kitchen. Work will be part-time at
20 hours per week. You will be expected to be able to lift and
carry fairly heavy items, work in the yard (including mowing and
tending flower gardens), be handy with carpentry, and be
available, within reason for any and all reasonable chores. You
must not drink or take drugs (except prescribed), no recreational
or illegal drugs, of course. Must also be a non-smoker, since, if
you work out, you must furnish excellent references which will be
checked. You must also be able to pass a credit and background
check. You must have a car, since this is a rural location, with
no bus service available. You will find this is a rewarding
position and you will have absolutely no expenses with the
exception of your personal needs. I am a retired individual who
can assist to a reasonable degree with certain of your chores
and/or jobs. This is an excellent opportunity for the right
person. Again, this is only for a single individual, couples need
not apply. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GREAT JOB available for the right couple or individual. This is
more than just caretaking. Get paid to live aboard an eighty-foot
sailboat as the crew and innkeeper. Compensation is $60,000 per
year consisting of salary, room and board. Locations will be the
west coast of Florida, then Cancun, Mexico and Belize. Prior boat
ownership and maintenance preferred – power or sail.
Engineering/technical education highly desirable. This position
starts in August 2008. To apply, please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (please include these words in the
subject line: “for Sailboat Caretaker position”).
Thank you.

PET SITTER NEEDED from October 4 through 10. Hook up your camper
or stay in my trailer. Located in a great recreational area. Dog
and five old horses to feed. Please write Linda for more details

I AM LOOKING for a live-in/resident general manager/handyman for
my rentals, farm and home in the Apopka/Zellwood area. Applicants
must have own transportation and tools. Part if not all of
housing rent will be considered as compensation. Looking for a
mature man or woman or couple, may consider a small family.
Applicants must send resume and complete an application which
includes a background check with a $25 background check fee which
will be refunded if accepted for the job, but is not refundable
if the background check is failed. To apply, please contact me at

A SELF STORAGE FACILITY in Central Florida is looking for a
couple who is experienced in self storage property management, 15
minutes northeast of Orlando. A large on-site apartment is
included. This is a 550 space property, well established, with a
good tenant base. You must have two years experience in self
storage management with a valid driver’s license, some
light maintenance and landscaping included in job requirements.
The property is in a safe, clean neighborhood within walking
distance of restaurants and stores. To apply, please mail your


HOUSE/PET-SITTER NEEDED in southwestern France from 2/23/09
through 3/24/09. The village is called Bellegarde du Razes, 30
minutes from Carcassone. Must be trustworthy, animal lovers and
non-smokers. The main requirement is to look after our Springer
Spaniel. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LIVE-IN CARETAKER/DOG SITTER needed for one to three months in
Keaau. We need to take a long trip to see our far away ailing
family in the fall or spring, and are seeking the right person to
be a companion for our 7-year-old female dog and enjoy our very
comfortable, secure and well-equipped home on three acres of
gardens and fruit trees. This assignment offers no monetary
compensation, just free rent and utilities and a wonderful garden
for the right person(s). We're seeking a clean, caring,
intelligent single person (no children) or a retired couple who
like spending time at home and do not have lots of visitors or
throw parties. Must have your own car in good working condition.
If this sounds like it may be the right fit for you, please email
your personal and previous job references to The Caretaker
Gazette at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with “Keaau caretaker/dog sitter
assignment” in the Subject Line of your email message. Only
qualified applicants will be considered, and the property owner
will not respond to email messages which do not meet the above
criteria. Aloha and mahalo. 

EXPERIENCED COUPLE needed long-term to manage and live in a
beautiful large new ocean front Kohala Coast Estate on the Big
Island of Hawaii. A high standard of professional household
management and service is required. Excellent cooking, cleaning,
serving, and handyman skills are necessary. Must have excellent
references, non smoking, no drug, criminal, or alcohol history,
no children or pets. This is a prize opportunity for the right
couple. Private furnished ocean front apartment. Please email
complete resume (with photos if possible) clearly detailing your
qualifications and experience including salary history to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has volunteer work exchange internship openings
available. We are a 300 acre Noni and tropical fruit farm in the
lower Puna District of the Big Island of Hawaii. You will have
your own cabin, nice folks, tons of free fruit, etc. Surfing
lessons, gatherings, Kirtans, free Bhakti, Karma and Hatha Yoga
classes. Vegetarians, no smoking/drugs/alcohol. Please email us
for more information and pictures. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from September 10 – 20, 2008 at the
nature reserve of Þórsmörk. Volunteers’
tasks will be mainly focused on construction, maintenance and
marking of walking paths and hiking trails, as of maintenance of
the mountain huts in the area, painting and renovation works on
the cabins, along with forestry works. Volunteers will stay in
the ranger’s huts and will sleep either in bunk beds or
mattresses on the floor. A warm sleeping bag is strongly
recommended. Volunteers will receive food provided and be in
charge of the different cooking and cleaning activities. The
Þórsmörk nature reserve is one of the most
beautiful places in Iceland, surrounded by natural boundaries
like mountains, ice caps and Glacier Rivers and lagoons. This
area is an idyllic place of exceptional meteorological conditions
hidden in the embrace of glaciers and mountains and was actually
a fjord from the ocean about 12,000 years ago. The weather here
is also often known to be better and less windy than in the
immediate surrounding areas - making it a great destination to go
to when the weather is lousy elsewhere. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fill out the request form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LARGE ROOM and separate kitchen provided in exchange for daily
care of farm animals and weekly yard maintenance in Paradise
Valley, Idaho. Additional work a possibility with pay to be
negotiated. Ability/willingness to learn to milk a goat and a cow
required. Responsibilities would afford time for separate
employment if desired and compatible. Accommodations available
for one horse. Non-smoker preferred. North Idaho recreation
includes hunting, fishing, hiking, river and lake water sports,
snowboarding/skiing, snowmobiling, etc. Would like a commitment
of 6 - 12 months. Please email for more info: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the mountains, north of Boise seeks a couple
to manage day-use operations. Pays well, based on experience and
good references. This position can be year-round or seasonal.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A CHICAGO FAMILY is seeking a full-time live-in Housecleaner for
their casual but very busy household.  This position requires an
independent thinker and a great multitasker with experience in
maintaining a luxury home. Their household includes a teenage
son, a daughter in college, and 3 dogs. Your loyalty, cheerful
personality, and ability to travel to other properties (if
needed) will make you an ideal candidate. Mandatory skills
include zoning and scheduling a home, laundry, and caring for
pets. Your daily work schedule will run from Tuesday morning to
early Sunday morning.  Days off are usually Sunday and Monday.
Excellent salary and benefits will be offered to the right
candidate to care for this delightful family. Please contact

ON-SITE CARETAKER needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Responsibilities
include mowing grass, planting food plots and sunflowers, moving
and repairing deer stands, maintenance on home, lodge,
outbuildings and equipment. All machinery and equipment provided.
Modern house plus utilities provided. Must be mechanically
inclined and have knowledge of farming. References required.
Early retirees preferred. To apply, please mail your resume to


Inn" in a historic Victoria Bed & Breakfast in a small
town in Northern Indiana. Downtown shops are within walking
distance. On-site living quarters (including utilities) provided.
Always wanted to be an Innkeeper? This is the perfect opportunity
to find out if it is right for you. Through November or longer
term available. Please email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GROUNDS CARETAKER needed for an Evansville chapter of Izaak
Walton League of America. To apply for this full-time position,
please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


UMBRIA, ITALY. Caretakers needed: ideal for young at heart
retired couple who can speak Italian, to care for property in
Umbria, Italy. Gardening, general repairs and maintenance in
exchange for accommodations. Potential additional income
available when house is occupied. Must have excellent personal
and work references. Begin in the Fall of 2008. Please send a
letter of introduction by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


“A Caretaker Profile of Galiene Dennenbroek”
Date of Birth: 4/3/61
Interests: Rare old books, arts, design, opera, dance, fashion,
theater, psychology, philosophy, nature, animals, and travel.
Quote: “A man is but the product of his thoughts - what he
thinks, he becomes.” Mohandas Gandhi

Galiene Dennenbroek
When I was a little girl, before I attended kinder- garten, I
dreamed of living in an old-fashioned wooden wagon pulled by a
horse in front of it. I put on old Spanish-style clothes and
pretended that I was a gypsy or having high tea. At that time, we
were living just outside Amsterdam and we had nearly 20 cats. One
day my uncle, who was a captain on big boats, brought home a
lynx. I climbed on the "kitty" and he became my horse.
One day I made a drawing of a landscape and, as I looked at it, I
wondered, "Where is this place?”
As teenager I went to a lovely school in the center of the city.
I went to an art school for young talented children. We received
a lot of instruction in the art disciplines and we also learned
to take care of animals. After completing my education, I became
a costume/fashion designer and an artist. In the late 1980's, I
became a supervisor for rock groups in Russia. While there, I
lived with a Russian family whom I visit each winter. That
experience really opened my eyes: we had to wait in line for food
with the coupons that the family received from the government.
After I returned to Amsterdam, I met my ex-husband at one of his
exhibitions in the Netherlands. We lived, for ten years, in
Brooklyn, New York. With my background as a designer for theater
and dance, I worked primarily as a draper and an assistant
designer for Broadway and the opera. Unfortunately, our great
community fell apart after the tragedy of 9/11 and we had to
After my divorce, I ended up living in several different states
but then returned to Europe. I lived in Bayreuth, Germany where I
again worked for the opera. Unfortunately, I became seriously ill
and returned to my family in Holland so I could fully recover. I
returned to work for the Dutch opera and, while I was visiting
with friends and colleagues, one of them told me about The
Caretaker Gazette. At that point, I realized that I had a choice:
go back to work for the opera or give my life a twist. At that
point, I had a deep spiritual experience and decided to give my
life a twist: I subscribed to The Caretaker Gazette.
In my first issue of the Gazette, there was an ad for a
caretaking position on an organic goat farm in New Mexico. I am a
life-long vegetarian so the position appealed to me. I went for
the idea of changing from a designer to a goat farmer. I had a
great conversation with Gary C. Dunn, the publisher of The
Caretaker Gazette, when I told him about my disappointing
experience using various websites rather than an established
After responding to the New Mexico position, I flew from
Schiphol, Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Albuquerque, where I took
the local shuttle service to a hostel. In the back of the hostel
lived people who were working in exchange for living at the
hostel. These interesting and diverse people included: a man who
wrote a book, a Native American who tried to teach me his native
language, and a woman who had undertaken her trip after her
husband passed away.
A few days later, the woman who owned the goat farm picked me up.
On the way back to the farm, we picked up several goats, and a
woman, waiting at the airport, who would also be working at the
farm. We first stayed with a friend of the woman who owned the
goat farm. This friend was like a sister to me; she had built her
own adobe home and was a life-long raw food eater. After leaving
her home, we then went to visit a Native American community where
we were given a lecture on goat raising and donated some goats.
After all of these experiences and new impressions, it was in New
Mexico where I finally found the landscape of my childhood
drawing. I finally realized that place in my dreams as a young
girl was the rural areas of New Mexico.
We finally arrived at the goat farm in the middle of the night.
Although it was very late, the people who lived on the farm were
awake and came out to call "Welcome" to us. There were
96 goats and four sheep. There were chickens, cats, and dogs
everywhere. There was a place for the goats, a place where we
milked, and the cheese-making department. I learned to milk the
goats and how to make cheese. There was a garden where I went to
gather vegetables for dinner. There were several cabins on the
property and I lived in one of them. I would often watch the
goats and the dogs would walk together through the desert
landscape: it was an unusual, beautiful and poetic image.
After leaving the goat farm, I went to Albuquerque where I taught
in the art department at the University of New Mexico. At night,
I worked in a center for children with disabilities. At this
point, I am back in Holland for a short visit but I would love to
go back to the United States to live in a place like New Mexico
or Massachusetts. Right now, I am looking in The Caretaker
Gazette and trying to decide where to go next. I would love a
paid situation because, as we say in Dutch, "the pot is
empty now." I'm confident that I will find my next great
adventure in the pages of the Gazette.

A road leading into Pie Town, New Mexico


FARM MANAGER needed, couples preferred. Will be responsible for
managing the operation of a company-owned farm in the Earlington
area, which will require, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Perform daily activities designed to ensure proper operation
of chick houses and growth of birds, 2. Cooperate with Technical
Advisor to troubleshoot any problems that may arise and ensure
the proper care of all birds, 3. Thorough removal of mortality
from chick houses on daily basis, 4. Perform daily cleaning and
maintenance of the farm and farm equipment to reflect the company
image of Tyson Foods, 5. Absences from the farm cannot be for
more than two hours at a time, 6. Perform all other duties as
assigned. Must be capable of bending, squatting, pulling,
lifting, and prolonged walking and standing in a dusty
environment and inclement weather conditions. Pay starts at
$350/week per person. Housing is provided, and all utilities
paid. To apply, please mail your resume and cover letter to the


CARETAKER COUPLE needed for home and grounds. Early retired or
semi-retired couple wanted to maintain a low-keyed waterfront
country home in mid-coast Maine. The spring and summer time are
busy – lawn, pool, house planting (flowers), housekeeping,
and vegetable garden – your option. Your presence is
required off season with exceptions, plus an opportunity for
outside interests. One bedroom apartment with all utilities
included. Your long-term interest is a must. Qualifications,
creditable references, and salary expected (prefer couples with
an outside income). This position is commensurate with pleasant
surroundings and apartment. If you meet these qualifications,
please mail (do not fax or email) your letter of interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Responses will be forwarded to Maine # 3.


Tourist XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located in tropical Malacca State,
Malaysia, a quick 60 minute drive from the modern city of Kuala
Lumpur. We offer 32 destination chalets located inside our 180
hectare tropical fruit paradise farm. The owner of this facility
is dedicated to the growing, cataloging and preservation of
hundreds of different tropical fruit species and is looking for
people who can share this vision. We are looking for a results
orientated team to manage the facility. A couple with
complimentary expertise in resort operations will be given
preference. Compensation is full room and board, minimal wage and
generous profit sharing. Interested couples should contact


A CHEVY CHASE FAMILY seeks a Household Manager to run their home
efficiently and effectively. The right candidate will be a warm,
happy individual who is in this field because they love what they
do. They want someone personable but unobtrusive who can work in
a gentle manner with people but is not overly chatty. The
employee should be able to juggle many tasks at once, be
resourceful, have excellent communication and management skills,
be computer proficient (especially in Word, Excel, and Quicken),
be a team player, and know when to be hands-on. They should also
be respectful of the family's privacy and understand professional
boundaries. Responsibilities include supervising a staff of five,
overseeing care of home and property, managing construction and
remodeling projects, traveling with family as needed (domestic
and abroad), chauffeuring, managing and maintaining 7 properties,
coordinating transportation and family travel as needed, etc.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and/or
professionally trained Household Manager who enjoys a challenging
and stimulating position. Salary commensurate with skills and
experience and includes living accommodations and benefits.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  


We are seeking a salaried resident night manager/caretaker to
reside on our property through September. Duties include greeting
overnight guests and ensuring their satisfaction, maintenance of
the Clubhouse facility and help with other facets of club
operations. For a confidential interview please contact the
General Manager at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EVENT BARN seeking a full time barn manager/groom. Responsible
for all aspects of barn/horse management including daily care of
horses. Must be willing to travel and also groom at shows. We
will train the right person who is cheerful and hardworking.
Winters in Ocala and summers in Massachusetts. Salary, housing
and great benefits provided. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED in the Baja California Sur, Mexico Cabo area.
Permanent beachfront home private living area. Must be
non-smoking, clean, dependable, and handy with maintenance.
Housing/solar electric provided. This is a rustic, remote, and
quiet area. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FREE RENT in exchange for light labor. We are looking for a
mature couple to assist our parents in their own home. Our
parents are independent, highly educated and capable people who
need some assistance to continue their life style and interests.
They live in a lovely 80 acre country setting near East Lansing,
Michigan. The caretakers’ apartment is the upstairs floor
with private entrance, two bedrooms, bath, kitchen, deck and
beautiful views. Duties would include light housekeeping, some
cooking, errands, gardening, groundskeeping, and some driving.
The caretakers must be Christian, thoroughly trustworthy,
responsible, and quiet. Non-smoking. No pets. Three references
requested. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Minnesota’s largest non-profit provider of housing and
services for seniors has an opportunity for a live-in Caretaker
to provide general maintenance and housekeeping for a 40+ unit
housing complex near the North Metro. Preferred applicants will
have building maintenance knowledge along with caretaking
experience. This position requires a boilers license,
driver’s license and experience with lawn care, appliance
repair and re-keying. Basic plumbing and electrical a plus. Must
have strong interpersonal skills, willing to be flexible, on-call
and work with seniors. Position includes a two bedroom apartment.
To apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PRIVATELY OWNED upscale Mississippi River Hunting Lodge in
Issaquena County needs a Husband-Wife team for a caretaker-
hunting guide and lodge cook-housekeeper job. Requires experience
in deer hunting, agriculture, and ability to cook for parties of
10 or more. Please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/ORGANIC FARMER needed in Augusta, MO. Immediate opening
for caretaker/experienced farmer to live on our property in trade
for maintaining house, irrigation system on growing field in
season, tending flock of 40 chickens, cutting grass, equipment
maintenance and delivery of harvest to market twice weekly during
the growing season. Couples and families welcome (great schools
and a place for children) but no smokers, due to the viruses
tobacco can carry. Paid position on the 1½ acres of
growing fields available during the growing season as well. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


EMPLOYER IS SEEKING a full time farm and ranch worker. This is a
dryland wheat, and cattle operation in Larslan, MT. Mechanical
skills a must. You will need to do fencing, operate machinery and
maintenance and do repairs. Seeking a person looking for a
long-term commitment. Housing is available on a school bus route.
This would work well for a couple who want to run some cows. No
phone calls. To apply, please fax your resume to the

MONTANA PARADISE. Need a female caretaker, non-smoker, to
caretake an 80-acre sheep ranch in northwestern Montana, with a
few sheep. Surrounded by 360º pristine views of the Rocky
Mountains. This is a semi-wilderness setting with abundant
wildlife. Big Sky country is awesome. Tranquility and harmony
prevail. Property has a pond, gazebo, sheep, and a small dog on
the premises. Furnished beautifully with computer/internet,
satellite TV, Jacuzzi, washing machine/dryer, and all modern
equipment and furniture. Property comes with an alarm system in a
very safe area. Need applicant ASAP. Caretaker must be neat,
clean, and sober. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/RANCH HAND needed. We are looking for a couple to
manage a small, quiet, adult RV park in Moapa, and take care of a
few horses. We have lots of green lawn, mature trees, horses and
a year-round warm water stream that runs the length of the
property. We are looking for a responsible couple who is
semi-retired with handy-man skills, good people skills and no
drugs. Must like horses, a rural lifestyle, and staying busy. We
are a quiet oasis less than an hour from the lights and noise of
Las Vegas and 35 minutes from Mesquite. Work consists of:
cleaning and re-supplying restrooms and laundry room. Greet and
check in guests. Be here to keep an eye on the property. Some
light maintenance, weed-eating, yard work, sprinkler repair and
picking up trash. Feed and water horses. Clean water troughs as
needed and clean corrals. Days off are negotiable, but, must work
weekends. Housing available. Immediate opening. Position pays
$600/month plus an RV space. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE WITH RV OR MOTOR HOME needed in the Vegas area for a three
- six month commitment to park on our Mini Storage property. We
will provide a space with electric and water, weekly port a dump,
in exchange for your watching RVs five nights per week, from 10pm
until 5am. Pets allowed. Must be clean, friendly and dependable.
Please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 


NON-EMPLOYED RETIRED COUPLE wanted as volunteer recreation hosts
at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near Las Cruces, New Mexico. A furnished
residence and stipend are provided. A one year commitment is
required. For a detailed job description, check out our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and click on the state. Please contact

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for a lake view home in Northern New Mexico
from August 15, 2008 – June 15, 2009. It’s a modern,
isolated home that needs to be lived in full time. Please contact

OFF-THE-GRID CARETAKER needed for an alternative, solar-powered
home, on 160 acres of quiet country living, 30 miles south of
Santa Fe. Must love dogs, cats and plants. Please contact

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Portales NM area. This is a rural, safe,
secure, and quiet area. No tobacco, drugs, pets, children, or
problematic alcohol. Rent-free. Moderate duties. This is a
long-term position. No salary involved. Must have outside income.
For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is taking applications for a
live-in caretaker. Seeking responsible gentleman or couple with
strong maintenance skills (plumbing, electrical, HVAC), to
maintain buildings grounds, equipment and boats and to provide
security at a camp in Paul Smiths, NY. Position requires that the
caretaker live on the property full-time in a comfortable house
and yard located within the camp and have a pleasant hospitality
or service oriented personality. Please send resumes to

CARETAKER/Handy-person needed for a summer camp. Pay is very
good. We will deposit a large amount in a pension fund every
year, and after 15 years of good work you will receive a pension
amount of over $75,000. To apply, please write to Caretaker


PROPERTY Manager/Caretaker needed in the Bay of Islands, near
Auckland. We are seeking the services of a competent experienced
Property Manager/Caretaker for a permanent, full-time position to
take responsibility for an established holiday residence and
grounds in the Bay of Islands. The position would ideally suit a
married couple with property management, farming or trade
backgrounds including the use of machinery and mechanical skills.
The role of managing the property requires maintaining to a high
standard, buildings and plant, housekeeping, use of maintenance
of machinery, upkeep and ongoing development of grounds and
gardens as well as looking after a small flock of sheep. A modern
unfurnished cottage is provided on site and applications should
be made in writing detailing skills and experience along with
references to Property Manager, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOTEL MANAGING COUPLE POSITION available in the Nicaraguan
Caribbean. We’re a small beachfront eco-lodge on a
traditional English speaking remote Caribbean island with
incredible fishing and diving. We have 14 cabins 45 miles off of
Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Requirements: Willing to work as a
team at a 4 star lodge in third world country, six month
commitment, must speak Spanish, general knowledge of hotel and
restaurant operations, general knowledge of mechanics,
generators, plumbing, electricity, (alternative energy helpful),
patience and a good sense of humor. Please send your resumes and
photo to receive more details on the job description and
compensation. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED for security and continuing restoration and
maintenance of a historic log lodge and property. Remote property
- three miles from a hard surface road in the mountains of
western NC with streams and near beautiful Lake Nantahala. Need
various handyman, gardening, and mechanical skills. (Prefer Norm
Abrams over Bob Vilas - who want to do it rather than talk about
it!). Must be sober, responsible and have a full complement of
common sense. Live on premises year round. Living quarters,
utilities, small salary provided. This is an ideal situation for
an energetic retired couple who love the outdoors. Please call


HOUSESITTER NEEDED for various times over the next two years in
Dublin, OH (a suburb of Columbus). I need someone to stay in my
lovely condo with a cat! The condo is quite large, over 1,800
square feet. There are three bedrooms, the master with large bath
on main floor. Two other nice bedrooms upstairs with a full bath.
Hardwood floors on the first level. Just steps away from bike
trails and the city pool. Easy access to shopping. Dublin is an
upscale community with its claim to fame being the Memorial Golf
Tournament held in June. Jack Nickolas is the founder of the
tournament. This is a national and international event with all
the best golfers from around the world playing in Dublin. My
condo is just a short drive, bike, and doable walk to the
Muirfield Golf course where the event is held. Ohio State
University is in Columbus. Many cultural and athletic events are
offered all year. For more info, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HORSE CARETAKER needed for a horse farm in the Lancaster area.
Must be reliable, hard working and 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 on site living
arrangements. This is a drug and smoke free workplace. To apply,
please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY in Columbus, Ohio! Are you an Estate
Housecleaner? How would you like to work for someone who
entertains more than the Governor - and has perhaps even more
clout? If you are jumping up and down right now, this is a
position you cannot afford to pass by! This family has 75 to 100
overnight guests throughout the year and events two or three
evenings a week. Their parties usually include up to 250 guests
with sit-down accommodations for 80 people. Their home includes
six bedroom suites, one guest house, eight bathrooms, and much
more. They would like to add two Estate Housecleaners to their
home. All candidates must have formal training and/or experience
to be considered. If you are considering attending our Institute,
they are eager to hire a graduate! If you envision working on a
grand estate one day, this is the position for you! Please


FARM CARETAKER couple needed in Tulsa. Retired couple would be
OK. House, utilities, and salary provided. You will be
responsible for looking after a small farm near Oklahoma City.
Send your resume to Farm Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINI-STORAGE MANAGER needed in South Tulsa. A couple is needed
for this position. Apartment, utilities, and salary provided.
Self-storage experience not necessary. Private owner. Please


BEAUTIFUL SW OREGON RANCH, three bedroom/two bathroom mobile with
great Rogue Valley view provided for very light caretaking duties
– horse and (occasional) dog-sitting part time. Searching
for a single person, non-smoking, mature, reasonably neat, who
can provide references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
introductory information.

FREE RENT in exchange for light caretaking work on a remote cabin
in a secluded valley 100 miles south of Bend, OR. Couple
preferred, non-smokers. Caretaker needed from mid-September to
mid-December, 2008 or longer. For more details, please visit


CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Beaver, PA. A mature non-smoking
couple wanted to provide groundskeeping services for a country
estate. Cottage living quarters with utilities and modest salary
provided. No pets allowed. Excellent references required. To
apply, please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RESIDENT MANAGERS NEEDED for a local Self-Storage company. We are
seeking a resident management team for our Florence location.
Must live on site. Bookkeeping skills, light maintenance and
people skills required. Good pay, insurance, bonus plan and paid
vacation included. This position would be ideal for a couple.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSEKEEPING POSITION available. A luxury apartment complex is
seeking a dependable, highly motivated, self-starting individual
for a full-time caretaker position. Hours are Monday - Friday,
8am - 5pm. You must live on-site. Salary package includes
insurance (life, medical and dental), 401K and bonuses. Please
send resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or apply in


HOUSESITTER NEEDED for three to four weeks in December to watch
one cat and two dogs in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Will pay. For
more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE IN COOK/HOUSEKEEPER needed. You will be provided with an
independent studio on a private property in Geneva for an
international family. The ideal candidate must have a Swiss work
permit or a valid European passport, excellent references, a
minimum of five years experience in a similar position, hold a
driver’s license, be flexible, team oriented, creative,
energetic and positive. A non-smoking person is requested. The
main responsibilities of this job include: cooking, housekeeping
and ironing. Spoken languages: decent knowledge of French, and
spoken English is a plus. Start of employment: beginning of
September 2008. To apply, please send your complete resumé
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER FARM HAND needed in Hickman County - Shady Grove, TN.
Will trade rent for odd jobs and the care of farm animals. A nice
three bedroom, two bath doublewide sits by a stocked pond (not
safe for children). Great opportunity for a couple on a fixed
income. Beautiful property - country life. Background check and
income a must. Please call (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER/CATSITTER WANTED in Clarksville, TN, located 48 miles
from Nashville, for four months from August through December.
Must adore 12 cats. Free rent plus $50/week. For details please


CAMP HOSTS with your own RV needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a division
of Texas Park and Wildlife. The ranch is about 15 miles south of
Killeen. We are located on a ridge with gentle breezes and
amazing views of the Hill Country. The ranch is divided into two
parts one is Equestrian and the other is the main ranch
headquarters. A camp host is needed at each site. We request 20
hours a week per couple. There are limited RV hookups, 30 amps
and water. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER wanted in Montrose. We need a middle aged,
English speaking woman who can do healthy cooking, light
cleaning, companionship and assist a 95-year-old woman with
administering eye drops and giving medications twice a day.
References required from the last two places of employment and
must have a valid driver's license. Room and board plus salary of
$1,200/month (negotiable) Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED A CAREER in the self-storage business?
We need a mature couple to manage a site in the San Antonio area.
On-site apartment, salary, commission, and training are included.
Enjoy a super short commute (downstairs) and it's a terrific way
to save on gas! A little about the position: The office hours are
Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm. We are closed on
Sunday. This position offers a monthly salary plus commission on
move-ins. Also included is a spacious one bedroom apartment that
has a bonus room and laundry room with electricity and water
paid. The office manager charges the computer for the day, enters
rent payments, collects late rent and late fees, pays bills as
they come in and balances the checking and savings accounts for
the site. The maintenance person is in charge of keeping the
property clean, cleans units and makes them ready for move-ins,
cuts the lawn, etc. Interested candidates can fax your resume to

COUNTRY HOME caretaker couple needed in Weatherford. Couple to
live on and care for our country place. Duties include
housekeeping, yard work, pool maintenance and other normal
household maintenance. Salary plus house and utilities provided.
To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Long term opportunity for married couple
on a remote West Texas ranch. Not a ranching job, but full time
caretakers of facilities and absentee owners when there. Handy
husband can build and maintain structures; wife can cook, clean
and launder, while both take care of grounds. No kids, smoking,
drinking or drugs. Housing, utilities, vehicle and modest salary.
Please send qualifications, requirements and references to

FARM IN CENTRAL TEXAS seeks a seasoned horse person for daily
care of show horses including healthcare, feeding, grooming,
turnout, maintenance of property, equipment upkeep, etc. Flexible
opportunity to be involved in daily management. Training
abilities not required. Salary plus nice three-bedroom home.
Single or couple considered (will not accommodate children).

A PERMANENT POSITION working the front desk/guest relations is
available about ten miles west of Bandera. You are the woman, who
knows how to represent our ranch via phone or email. You are
flexible, confident in dealing with people and able to organize
daily routines in the office, guest activities as well as
check-in and out. But you are also willing to jump in wherever an
additional hand is needed at the ranch. Since the office work is
not always a full day of work some horse experience would be a
plus. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Lakeway for multiple resort condos. Must
travel light and be ready to move quickly when given notice from
house to house. Must keep houses clean and ready for vacationing
guests. For more information, please mail your resume to


LAUGH OUT LOUD! Experienced dog sitter needed, summer position or
longer. Starting ASAP. Live in the country (Underhill) on 22
acres in a beautiful home in exchange for taking care of a cool
dog that will make you laugh out loud. Outstanding views.
Excellent hiking and mountain/road biking. Organic garden
potential (will pay for all supplies). Owner will be home
intermittently, when not doing trainings or wilderness
instructing. If you have an animal, you can bring them. Free long
distance calling. No Internet. Small stipend. For more
information please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/PROPERTY MAINTENANCE needed for a Shelburne Estate.
Experience required. Position requires 30+ hours per week.
Responsibilities include lawn and garden care, 30+ building
maintenance, and general grounds keeping. Must be mechanically
inclined to maintain equipment and tools. Must have your own
transportation. Competitive salary provided. Please mail a letter
of interest or resume to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED in Floyd, Virginia. Hello. I am looking for a
single person or couple to take care of my cabin and land in the
mountains of Virginia from November 2008 to April 2009. This will
be an exchange. You will have a lovely little cabin to call home
in a beautiful part of Floyd. In exchange I need fall clean up
around the cabin and grass mowing in the spring. I have all the
equipment needed. You must be neat and clean and have total
respect for earth and land. The cabin is small but has everything
you will need to live very comfortably and what a view! Look up
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please send me references if interested and I
will send detailed info. No pay is involved for this position. I
will be accepting applications and then interviewing. Please get
me your info ASAP. Peace and wellness, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GARDENER/CARETAKER needed for residential and business locations.
You will need to assist with some clerical duties and will need
to be computer literate. This is a unique position which includes
flower arranging, and house plant/flower bed care. A good work
ethic and willingness to learn is required. Please send your
resume with references and salary requirements to Caretaker,

INNKEEPER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and Restaurant in historic
Staunton, VA. Innkeeper/Breakfast cook needed. We have 14 rooms
in a 1873 Victorian mansion. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK needed. Housing provided. Housekeeper needed to
manage and maintain a house in Orange, VA. Duties to include
general housekeeping and cooking. Candidate should be non-smoker,
self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and the ability to
drive. Competitive salary with benefits provided. Please fax your
cover letter with resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail to

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE needed. Seeking a married couple
skilled and experienced to care for a family estate with the main
house and guest cottages in a rural setting overlooking the
Potomac River in King George, VA. Duties include maintenance of
extensive grounds, formal gardens, beach, pool, ponds and fields.
Handling of recreational equipment (ATV’s, jet skis, boats)
a plus. All aspects of household cleaning and care, with some
cooking skills and pet sitting are required. Must be flexible,
with attention to detail, have good communication and supervisory
abilities. Private accommodations on the property,
transportation, retirement and health benefits. Salary
commensurate with experience. Immediate start date. Only
qualified non-smokers with excellent references wanting a
long-term commitment need apply. Please email your resume with
recent photos to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


ON SITE TWO PERSON assistant caretaker team needed for a
non-profit Camping Association, for three days a week, in South
Cle Elum. Must have your own RV. Previous caretaker experience is
a bonus, however not necessary. Assistant caretaker team will
coordinate with Caretaker's and assist with campground cleaning.
Must also ensure that all repairs needing attention are made or
reported to the Board of Directors as soon as possible. Maintain
control of the entrance gate. Cleaning Clubhouse and restrooms as
needed. Collecting garbage and aluminum cans at designated areas
daily or as needed. Patrol all roads. Additionally, assistant
caretakers must have a valid Washington driver's license. Perks
include full RV hookup. Please email your previous work-related
references along with their phone numbers to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED. Opening for persons to serve as caretakers of
a hunting club in the Mount Vernon/Anacortes area. Housing and
paid utilities plus salary available to qualified persons. If
interested, please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for our 26 acre Wildlife Sanctuary in Mason
County, on the Olympic Peninsula area. RV space provided for your
RV with utilities provided (power/water/sewer/garbage) in
exchange for helping out on the property. No dogs allowed. For
more information and location, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER needed for a central West Virginia Bioshelter Villa
with incipient permaculture on 78 acres of forested hillside and
bottom. It has an attached greenhouse with waterfalls and pond.
The property has three large ponds uphill and several around the
house. There is a large barn with studio and other outbuildings,
and a large well-fed organic garden. Also has a rain-fed,
wood-heated hot tub. Need to move on to propagate biogas systems
elsewhere. For more information, please email Bob at


CARETAKER WANTED. We are looking for a caretaker for our
Wisconsin farm – 120 acres of prairie, gardens, and woods.
Goals for the farm include land preservation, sustainable living
and organic gardening. We need a responsible, reliable person(s)
who will do work on the farmhouse, land and gardens in exchange
for living at the farm. The caretaker will live in part of the
farmhouse and pay for utilities. We are looking for someone who
is physically fit, has basic carpentry/home repair skills, and
enjoys rural life. Please email us for more information and

lakefront home in Springstead, Iron County, WI, annually from May
1st to September 15th. One bedroom/900 sq. ft. cottage on a
remote 88 acre lake. Great fishing/abundant wildlife. Housing
with utilities paid, two car garage, small petty cash allotment
for supplies in exchange for housesitting, occasional mowing, and
watering plants. One dog allowed, not suitable for children. Must
be a non-smoker. References required. Please email

CARETAKER/COOK NEEDED for a private club in northern Wisconsin.
This is a seasonal, live on site, position. No pets allowed.
Salary, and tips plus incentives. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER POSITION available in Jackson, WY. Homeowners are
looking for experienced caretaker/property manager(s) for a
full-time position at our vacation home. Helpful skills needed
for managing the property include: electrical, plumbing,
mechanical, heavy machinery operator, gardening, cooking and
serving, house cleaning and bookkeeping. A beautiful
self-contained, private home, with salary and benefits included.
Please send resume to Caretakers Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We
will be accepting resumes through August 20th. The start date is
flexible, but no later than March 1, 2009.


Lake Tahoe area housesitting available: Responsible couple
frequently visit the Tahoe area (to visit our son) need a place
to stay when visiting. Short term
- can be flexible with enough notice. Available up to two weeks
during the Christmas holiday. Please email today at

47-year-old male, physically fit, drug free, smoke free
looking for part-time/full-time position. Can work up to 60 hours
weekly and willing to relocate. Available within one month.
References available upon contact. For more information, please
contact Craig at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Married Couple seeks: full-time year around caretaking
position for working ranch, lodge, or guest ranch in Colorado,
Wyoming, or Montana. Over 20 years experience in small business,
property management, horses, packing, hunting, farm and ranch
irrigation, and large group services. Please contact

Retired actor and two dogs seek long term position in
western US. Rural/rustic/remote preferred. Skills include
groundskeeping painting stonework. I'm an avid hiker runner
reader; quiet dependable self-directed respectful and flexible.
Quarters and compensation/additional work desired. References
available. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Peace. J.D.

For the winter - a mature housesitter available September
2008 in the Kensington/Garrett Park/Bethesda MD area. Will be
able to do handyman and master electrician work. Please contact,

Responsible hardworking handyman seeking long term
position as an estate caretaker in the New England area.  Please

Mature Person seeking a caretaking position in the San
Jose, CA area. I have experience with large property management
and I'm an experienced nanny, tutor and bookkeeper. I have
flexible employment and additional income. The ideal situation
would be a part-time position maintaining a property and helping
with pets, childcare or bookkeeping. I have a child.  I am drug
free, clean DMV and have excellent credit. Please contact me at

Kauai HI – beginning late summer or autumn, seeking
long term (or short term) house sitting/caretaking position or
employment. Healthy, honest, hard-working female, no smoking, no
addictions, relocating and staying in Kauai very long term.  Have
worked as a professional Japanese-English interpreter for over 20
years. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

50-something professional woman without objectionable
habits, seeking housesitting or caretaker position in the San
Francisco area, fall-winter 2008; one month to a year.  I'm a
personable nurse/MBA with decades of experience with
pets/livestock and business; will manage your property, garden,
pool, animals, clients in exchange for housing. Please contact

Near Monterey County CA. Responsible capable single woman
seeks caretaker/house/ranch sitter position. Knowledgeable
horsewoman. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Eastern North Carolina. Married, mature couple with
"Yorkie". Seeking long or short term
housesitting/caretaking/handyman position. Care for plants and
animals. We want to be close to our Grandbaby! Please email

Responsible, Hardworking Couple seeking employment or
caretaker position starting December/January 2009. Love working
outdoors and have carpentry, cooking and horse experience.
Stateside or Overseas. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or leave a

Seeking Housekeeping/Manager position in or around Boise,
Idaho. I have over 28 years of professional housekeeping
experience. I have recently relocated from Naples, Florida where
I owned and operated a cleaning and home watch service for 8
years. Prior to that, I was located in Columbus Indiana. I am
looking for a full time position to take on the routine homecare
responsibilities of lawn maintenance, repairs, cleaning, errands,
security, and other task as required. I am a professional,
reliable, and hardworking individual that takes pride in my work.
Professional references and criminal background check are
available upon request. Please call or email me at email-

Moving to Colorado Springs to attend Bible College.
Looking for a reasonable priced apartment by October maybe in
exchange for some personal care or cleaning services. Excellent
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Highly responsible female, mid-30s, looking to move back
to LA this September. Position sought in exchange for modest
private lodgings. Short-term or long, caretaking or housesitting.
I am a marketing/PR and administrative professional; also, drug-,
alcohol-, and smoke-free; vegan, organic gardener, caretaker of
animals who has been caretaker in LA and NY, [not as a full-time
career]. Will care for pets, gardens, property, business, but
require flexibility to pursue career interests and financial
needs. I have transportation, and one lovely, well-mannered dog;
am lovely, well-mannered myself. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more information or with questions. References available.
Thank you!

New Mexico: Professional, middle-aged couple will be
relocating to the Land of Enchantment. We would cherish the
opportunity to care for your property and animals. Husband is
part of a major corporation relocation strategy and needs to be
within commuting distance of Rio Rancho. Wife is a ranch raised
former Veterinary Technician familiar with the care of small
animals and livestock. We are looking for a residence in exchange
for wife’s caretaking. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Alaska camp cook seeking position as cook/ caretaker/
housekeeper for the winter in Rocky Mountain area. Prefer regions
warmer than 50 below. Very comfortable in remote locations with
limited access. Great references from mining camp companies to
elite fishing lodges. Please email Fran at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Non-smoker, seeking a housesitting and pet-sitting
position. Will be relocating to Glendale, Arizona in October.
Prefers small dogs and cats! Licensed manicurist in
Michigan/Arizona. Visit my websites: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for a caretaker/housesitter position in New Mexico
beginning Oct/Nov 2008. I am a mature, healthy woman, NS, ND,
quiet and responsible, with excellent personal, housesitting and
property manager references. Great with animals. Gardening
skills. Position must allow me generous free time for writing.
Location in or near Santa Fe highly desirable, but will consider
all opportunities. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Oahu, HI - My husband and I will be moving to Oahu and
looking for housing (preferably furnished) in August 2008. He
will work at Honolulu Int'l Airport four days/week. We have
renovated all of our homes and are meticulous with upkeep
indoors/outdoors. We are retired military in our 40's. We are
very friendly, active, trustworthy and have an excellent work
ethic. My husband is a certified home inspector and we are
experienced in maintenance (property, small engine, and vehicle),
renovation, gardening/landscaping, computer/clerical skills,
pet/animal care, child/adult caretaking, etc... If you need our
skills at your home/property, we would look forward to the
opportunity. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Clean, neat and responsible single woman with a quiet
lifestyle but a big laugh. Don't drink/smoke. Raised on a small
farm so know how to keep a house clean, repair small maintenance
needs, take care of plants, maintain electronics and more. Have
worked in marketing for two national newspapers for seven years
so know how to manage a sophisticated living space as well.
Looking for at least a year-long apt/house-sitting assignment in
the New York City area while I save for a down payment on my own
place and grow my art business. Will relocate to a warm climate
if a small stipend is available. Able to start September 1, 2008.
Willing to take care of residence in exchange for no rent or
utilities. Other duties negotiable. References available. I'm
worth a conversation: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Will trade rent for odd jobs, care of animals and
housesitting. Flexible schedule. I am a physically fit female who
enjoys the outdoors, gardening, paddling, road biking and yoga.
Experience worldwide. Prefer Makena, Wailea or Kihei so as to
have a quiet space conducive to study for second degree in
nursing. Clean, dependable and honest. Maui resident for 1.7
years. Aunt and Uncle live here too. Contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Excellent, experienced caretaking team seeks paid position
overseas or in Pacific NW. Visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor complete

Responsible Mature Caretaker Couple seeking position to
manage estate and grounds in New England area. Husband has 18
years experience managing large estate and is computer literate.
Wife has office and school system experience. Separate residence
and health insurance requested. Salary negotiable. Please call

School teacher, fifty-one-year old, respectful,
intelligent, outgoing, own my own lovely home in Corvallis
Oregon, looking for change due to “empty nest". Very
familiar with pet care/great cook/kind caring friendly. Your
property will be safe secure responsibilities handled expertly.
My lifestyle is healthy – hiking, yoga, meditation,
hospice, and reading. I look forward to hearing from you. Please

Family seeks house/petsits in San Miguel and Guanajuato
October - February. Retired public health nurse, landscape
designer with veterinary experience, well-behaved supervised
six-year-old.  Nonsmoking.  References available.  Much
home-ownership experience. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX at

Mature Experienced (since 1996) N/S/N/D person seeking
housesitting position(s) near Auburn, Washington.

Husband and wife caretakers, plus ProHandyman/Painters
Bonded and insured Rated *a* on angieslist.com. Please call

Responsible female, 43, who loves and is loved by animals
and nature, is eager to care for your home/farm property.
Respectful, honest and flexible. Plus eight years as a health
practitioner/Reiki Master maybe useful and guarantees healthy
habits. Experience with: home caretaking, dog and cat care, 12
years of horse/barn care, four years in small-horse farm
management, marketer-editor for 20 years, gardening, painting,
and computer literate! Willing to learn off-grid living. Mature
cat in tow. Locations desired: Hawaii, CA/Pacific NW, South West,
Rocky Mountains, New England, Western Europe, & Central
America. References available. Seeking 2 to 6 month stays.
Available early 9/08. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced Caretaker/Handyman Available: Tri-lingual
(French, English, Spanish) French citizen, 59, with extensive
experience in home design, construction, remodeling, as well as
engineering and mechanical experience on board large private
motor yachts catering to the needs of owners and their guests.
Seeking full time shore-side position. Full CV and references
available upon request. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a caretaker position in a warm weather location.
35 years in US, Bahamas origin. Experienced subcontractor in new
home finish work, kitchen/bath remodels, general maintenance, and
boat repair. Healthy, presentable, meticulous SWM. 57 years
young, vegan, no smoking/drugs/alcohol, good disposition.
Excellent references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature responsible artist seeking a long-term position as
caretaker/property manager in New Mexico, U.S.A. I will be
completing a two year artist-in-residence grant in December of
2008. The Residency is located in Roswell, New Mexico. I have had
seven years of experience as a caretaker and property manager in
Northern New Mexico. I am a builder and carpenter with thirty
years of experience in the trade. I will provide a resume and
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature person seeking to be a loyal, housesitter in the
Santa Barbara area. I have a lot of experience. I am warm and
loving towards animals. If interested, please contact

Mature English/Austrian couple with 7-year-old daughter.
Living in USA seeking house-sitting or small business management
position in southern Europe for Winter 08/09. Skills include
massage therapy, decorative painting plus 10 years experience
running small business. We are energetic, healthy living, non
smoking, clean and responsible. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dynamic Duo! Experienced, husband and wife caretaker team.
Honest and hard working, with loads of experience to manage your
property. He: "Jack-of-all-trades" with a background in
construction, plumbing, electrical, irrigation, ponds, snow
removal, maintenance of tools/equipment. Organized, people-person
with natural ability to manage staff/sub-contractors and care for
all areas of any size property. Loves animals and children. She:
Experienced Personal Assistant with impeccable references. Staff
management experience. Planning and preparation of special
events, maintaining household inventories, and budgets. Travel
arrangements, sharp admin/computer skills. Organized,
multi-tasker who takes initiative and gets the job done. Loves
children and animals. Colorado and west only. Please call

Full-time position wanted/celebrities and CEO's welcome!
Vibrant woman with tenacity who is meticulously responsible seeks
a long term house and pet sitting position maintaining your
estate in Southern CA or Chicago. For impressive qualifications

Energetic young professional couple seeks a long-term
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contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to find out more about us. References

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and looking more for Americans with property in those areas but
not exclusively. Need to learn more Spanish. I know lawn care,
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Will be in Costa Rica 7/22 - 8/12/08. Please reply via email to
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anything. We are both professionals, have owned homes and rented,
and always leave them better than we found them. A large garden
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Responsible dog owner seeks position in sunny, mountainous
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Neat, clean and eager to work. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Housesitter/Caretaker/Petsitter available. Seclusion of
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available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Initiate and supervise any construction project. Recently retired
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Single mature male seeks fulltime caretaker position.
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Situation Wanted in the Western USA. Talented
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Couple seeking year round caretaker position at private or
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ethic. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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