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                              THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
NEW HOUSESITTING AND CARETAKING LISTINGS are received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced with “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.
THIS IS OUR 173rd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                            Volume 29, Number

September/October 2011                       ISSN 1074-3642   


- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 120+ caretaking opportunities in 35 states
and 18 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Mechanically inclined caretaker 
- Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette


received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are
only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other
listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE
CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information
has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced


LOOKING FOR A COUPLE, who love the outdoors, can cook and love
people who would be interested in helping us with our new Timber
Framed Lodge in Alaska called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are
located 2½ hours south of Fairbanks. If interested, please

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE in remote Alaska. If you are interested in
coming to Alaska let us know. Meyers Farm in Bethel provides the
local community during the growing season with affordable, fresh
produce, free of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers.
It is our intention to provide locally grown produce year-round.
Our sustainable farming focuses on building the fertility of the
soil with natural materials, resulting in rich, vital field
ecosystems that produce fruits and vegetables as pure and healthy
as they were intended to be. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, and you can email

CARETAKING COUPLE needed from September 1, 2011 through late May
2012 on a comfortable, alternative energy, Alaska Peninsula,
remote homestead. You can enjoy wildlife, fishing, hydroelectric
power, internet, phone, chickens, greenhouse, woodworking shop
and sauna. Skiff/outboard, general mechanical and maintenance
skills are required. Remote living experience recommended. A
monthly stipend will be provided. For more information, please

ALASKAN WILDERNESS NANNY NEEDED: Nanny and housekeeper/cook
needed for a single father in a wilderness Alaskan residence.
Modest pay in return for private Yurt, full room and board. This
is a remote location, fly-in only, limited email and phone
service available, near the base of Denali. My daughter is 4
years old and needs daytime care and homeschooling. A full
description of duties to be sent on reply. No smokers or drug
addictions and social drinkers only. Must pass background check
and have wilderness experience. Please email your resume and
references to caretaker@caretaker.org with “For AK
advertiser” in the Subject line.


I’M LOOKING FOR five spirited core people from
mid-September 2011 until mid-February 2012 who are ready to
coalesce into a lively production group. If these dates
don’t work for you but your desire to be here is strong,
let me know and we’ll figure it out. We will each assume
co-stewardship of a key aspect of the project, i.e., animals,
compost, worms, gardening, greenhouse tunnel, irrigation, water
management, mud making, harvesting, drying, canning, seed saving,
and building. I will teach/coach the group to assure a satisfying
experience for all, manage resources, and coordinate and guide
the project’s progress. Laughter, curiosity, imagination
and dedication are essential. Experience does matter but attitude
and desire are supreme! Maturity, flexibility, an outrageous
sense of humor and physical and psychological strength will all
come in handy. To learn more and see photos please visit our blog


COWBOY NEEDED. My family has a 500 head cattle ranch in Southern
Arizona. Our ranch takes in some mountains as well as flat desert
lands. We run gentle Red Angus cross cattle. My dad and I work on
the ranch and are looking for a cowboy to break colts, shoe
horses, check the cattle in the pastures, check fences, and help
with other chores. Responsibilities include breaking colts,
shoeing horses, check/fixing fences, check waters (troughs and
stock ponds), checking cattle on the range pasture, packing salt
in mountains, and identifying sick cattle or horses. Applicants
would need to supply their own tack. Please indicate that you
have tack and please mail your resume to 

SEEKING CARETAKER(S) for a no-kill, 36-acre ranch in Prescott,
Arizona. Varied job duties, but priority is meticulous care of
horses and other animals. Must be experienced with horses
including riding and first aid. General ranch maintenance, light
gardening, errands, house cleaning. Caretakers must be in
excellent health and of reasonable weight. Ranch is located in
beautiful, upscale area, 40 minutes from town. Separate
(unfurnished) two bedroom, two bath home, for caretaker(s). No
smokers. No hunters. No children. Pets possible. For more
information and photos, email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. In
your response, please briefly state your life philosophy and the
caretaking situation you are looking for. References and
background check required. Thank you. 


Dear Gary, I’m so grateful to you and The Caretaker
Gazette. I never would have dreamed to receive over 500 hits to
my website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from just one of your
email broadcasts that I paid for. Most responses were to give us
encouragement; some shared how their own lives needed to be
challenged in helping others. Whether we turn on nightly news, or
listen to talk radio there seems to be each day a growing number
of people who have no answers in the natural to the problems they
face. Making matters worse some face these problems alone. Just
in the past three days, I’ve redirected some of my own
thoughts; instead of just focusing on that housesitting or estate
management position in the future, I can at least be a listening
ear for some in the present. Democrats or Republicans, rich or
poor, religious or atheist, in these uncertain times all of us
need hope.  I believe you’ve been in business for 29 years,
placed tens of thousands of ads for your customers, and
you’re placing more than ads - you’re providing hope.
Respectfully, T. M. Renton, WA

Hi Tom, thanks for your kind words. We’re glad you took
the effort to have a website created for your services and
we’re glad that you received a great response to your

Hi Gary and staff, just wanted to let you know that I hired a
great new caretaker to replace my last property caretaker who
recently retired. I found my new caretaker through the caretaker
profile I read in one of your back issues from two years ago. He
found his previous position through the Gazette and it turns out
he was ready for a new caretaking job at this point. I'm glad I
save my old issues of the Gazette. Thanks, J. H. Big Sur, CA 

Hi John, thanks for letting us know that the Gazette helped
you find a great caretaker for your property. We have heard from
other subscribers featured in our Caretaker Profiles that they
received new caretaker job offers as a result of having their
story published in the Gazette. If any subscribers are currently
caretaking or housesitting they can submit their Caretaker
Profile story to us for possible publication in the Gazette. If
selected, there is no charge to have a Caretaker Profile story
published in the Gazette. We need  the Title, Date of Birth,
Address, Interests, Favorite Quote, two photos - a close-up of
you and then a photo of you on the property you are caretaking,
and about 900 words for your story. It’s best to email your
Caretaker Profile story info to us.

Hi Gary, as a new subscriber I wanted to extend a HUGE thank you
to you for being so helpful when I called your Gazette with my
questions. In the impersonal age of the internet it's a pleasure
to reach a real person via phone and have you so patiently answer
my questions about starting a new career as a property caretaker.
I really appreciate the help and suggestions and encouragement
you gave me. I love that you and your staff are available to
answer individual questions. Thanks again! P. T. Miami, FL

Peggy, you’re welcome and thanks for your nice letter.
We enjoy speaking with and assisting our Gazette subscribers and
we take pride in our nearly 30 years of personal service to our
subscribers and potential subscribers.

The Caretaker Gazette
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only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
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be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
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or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without the
Publisher’s prior written permission. 

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

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CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE PERSON needed. A position exists for a
caretaker/maintenance person at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Duties would include welding, general maintenance, cleaning and
working with the stockmen during sales. Livestock handling
experience preferable. A cottage accommodation is available which
would be suitable for a single person or a couple. The
remuneration package will suit experience. All applicants should
mail their resume and references to the Manager,

CARETAKER NEEDED for a boarding house in Summer Hill, NSW. Free
accommodation provided in return for light breakfast duties. This
position would be suitable for a retiree or pensioner. Please

CARETAKER/GARDENER needed. We are looking for an energetic and
reliable person or couple for a full-time, live-in caretaker
position in East Gippsland, located between Bairnsdale and Lakes
Entrance. Duties include the maintenance of a private residence,
pool and gardens. Would ideally suit applicants who are fit and
healthy, interested in gardening, have sound handyman skills and
are able to complete duties unsupervised but work within a team
environment. Some evening and weekend work may be required. A
separate three bedroom home is provided. Please forward your
application and resume: The Manager, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

FULL-TIME CARETAKER wanted in the Fremantle Area. Free
accommodation provided in return for some light duties. Pets are
OK. We are located 40 minutes from Joondaup and 15 minutes from
Guilderton/Moore River. To apply, please call

PERMANENT POSITION available for a caretaker on a rural property
– 23 kms from Denmark, West Australia. We are looking for a
quiet single person or couple to live on our property who have a
keen interest in gardening and vegetable growing. In return for
accommodation, we require lawns and edging done regularly, chooks
maintained, gardening and vegetable patch maintenance, odd jobs
attended to around the house/property and occasional paid
seasonal assistance in other areas. A background with machinery
(four wheeler, whipper snipper) is required. This is not suitable
for anyone with children or animals. Please respond by mailing
your resume to Caretaker Position,  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available in a Cabin Park, in the northern
suburbs of Melbourne. The position exists for an energetic person
who is skilled in all areas of maintenance. Must be computer
literate and enjoy working with the public. On-site living is
required. Please fax your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Chandler, Queensland area. We are looking
for one person only for duties on an acreage property. Some heavy
work will be involved. Onsite accommodation, along with gas and
electricity will be supplied. No wages. This caretaker position
would be suitable for an active pensioner. Please call

HOUSE/PET-SITTER needed in Wondecla, from 12/19/2011 until
1/7/2012. We have two dogs, and they are house dogs, but we have
a big yard and they love to be outside as well. They have a walk
in the afternoon, not strictly structured i.e. we walk around the
back paddock so they can explore. We prefer them to sleep inside
at night, no problem as they are house trained. Not really fussy
eaters, and, love a bone (good as bribery when we go out). We
have small acreage backing onto a permanent creek. The house is
three bedrooms, with a verandah overlooking the property. We
don't have a pool, but there is a water hole for swimming in the
Wild River Park at Herberton. We are centrally located near The
Tablelands waterfalls, an easy drive from Lake Tinaroo, and about
80 klms from Innisfail down the Kennedy Highway. Really the only
specific task would be to look after our dogs, as our place is
pretty well self sufficient. The only other thing would be to
give the garden occasional water. Please mail a letter and your
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

HOUSE SWAP WANTED. We would like to exchange our Australian home
for one in England from September to November 2011. Swap your
home or canal boat in southern England for our bungalow in Bowen,
Queensland Australia. We went to the UK about 15 years ago and
didn't get to anywhere near what we wanted. We want to travel all
over the UK and Ireland and possibly France. We think about three
months would suit us. We would also like to spend some time in a
canal boat if possible. I am a retired marine engineer and my
wife is a retired nurse so someone willing to swap a canal boat
for three months for a house in Australia would be our first
preference. Our house is what is known as a bungalow and is built
of masonry brick and very comfortable. We have, of course, TV and
internet access. Bowen is a small town (9,000 population) on the
coast between Mackay and Townsville. We have a car for the use of
a "home swapper" and two dogs. They live very close to
us and are terribly spoilt. Bowen is close to the Whitsunday
islands and although no services operate from here (I have no
idea why not!) services are available from Airlie Beach which is
a 40 minute drive from here. I have a 50 foot yacht which could
be made available to the right person. The climate is tropical
and the rainfall for the time of year we are looking at is very
low as our rainy season doesn't start until about Christmas. Our
requirements are not cast in granite and we would be open to
minor modifications if they suited everybody. If interested,

ISLAND CARETAKER needed. A private resort on Camp Island (a small
island around two hectares in size) located north of Bowen,
Queensland requires a Caretaker/Maintenance/Tradesperson. Due to
isolation of this position, a couple is preferred. A sound
knowledge of boats is essential. Remuneration package including
accommodation is offered. To apply, please mail resumes to

CARETAKER REQUIRED in the Kingaroy area, the agricultural part of
Queensland, approximately 2½ hours drive northwest of
Brisbane. This is a long-term position. The caretaker will have
light duties in exchange for a house and power. Must be a
non-smoker. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between 6:30
– 8:30 pm.

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a mature person. Are you
looking for a quiet lifestyle on a cattle property 65 klms from
Bundaberg? The caretaker must do some work of the property in
lieu of rent. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY to be on a Caribbean Island through the
15th of November. Apartment, ideal for an individual or a couple,
who is willing to pay for expenses. For further information


EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a self sufficient integrated
homestead. Age not a factor if you are in reasonably good health.
A minimum commitment of four weeks or more, anytime of the year.


ON-SITE CARETAKERS NEEDED for my high desert property in the
Barstow area of the Mojave Desert. I am looking for a two-person
team. Utilities, lodging in my renovated mobile home, and a small
monthly income included. No smoking allowed inside the mobile
home. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

large Northern California horse property. We are looking for an
honest and responsible individual who has experience performing
various ranch projects such as building and fence maintenance,
landscaping, mowing, wood cutting, etc. – a “jack of
all trades”. Experience operating and maintaining equipment
(tractors, dozers, and diesel engines) is a huge plus. No smoking
or chewing. Background check and references required. Housing and
utilities provided plus a salary based on qualifications. Ideally
we are looking for a long-term person with the ability to accept
direction but also work independently. Please contact us with
relevant experience and verifiable references at

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed for approximately one hour/day. Must
love animals, and be reliable. Small apartment provided. Please
mail resumes to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my Bay area home from August 22 through
September 15, 2011. I have two spoiled cats which also will need
to be taken care of – so I am really searching for a
cat/housesitter. I’m a few blocks from the Balboa Park BART
Station and a public park with a swimming pool, playground, and
tennis courts. Please email me a letter about yourself and if you
are a cat lover. Must be non-smokers and able to provide
checkable references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a rural Sonoma County property (in the
Healdsburg/Windsor area). I am looking for a couple who are
retired or semi-retired. Need to be in good physical shape and
desire to work on a rural organic farm in beautiful Sonoma County
(outside the Healdsburg town limits). Must have a green thumb,
take pride in your work, and wish to trade your work instead of
paying rent for a private, spacious, well appointed residence in
return. Some domestic work can also be considered as part of this
exchange. Must have landscaping or farm work history with a clean
background and solid references. Reliable transportation is
required and a clean driving DMV record. No pets, no smoking, and
no parties allowed. Must like caretaking and take
responsibilities seriously. Please provide your background
information when emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

CARETAKER needed for a 100 acre ranch near Cambria. This position
includes a small apartment, and a stipend. Must have overall
handyman skills, and a basic knowledge of fruit trees would be
very helpful. Applicants will need to have an outside income. To
apply, please mail your resume to Caretaker Position,

FURNISHED ROOM AVAILABLE in the downtown vicinity of Paso Robles
for trade for a live-in caretaker. Prefer someone local. Rent is
free for room, must share utilities. The room comes complete with
queen size bed, dresser, TV, and nightstand, house phone, Wi-Fi
Internet, and Direct TV included. Must be able to assist with
light housekeeping, cooking, and light household duties. Must be
available and on property in evenings and nights. Looking for a
responsible adult who loves animals, with a clean background, and
no drugs or alcohol. Pets are negotiable. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information, and please
leave a message if I miss your call and I will call you back as
soon as I can.

BEAUTIFUL KLAMATH RIVER property in Northern California seeks a
caretaker or a Business Partner. Carpentry or plumbing skills
preferred. Riverfront, fruit orchard, garden/farm space,
telephone, DSL. Photos at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. For more
information, please send a blank email message with Klamath
Caretaker in the subject line to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A RETREAT CENTER in Northern California is offering lodging and
salary for part-time caretaking position(s). Individual or couple
needed with skills in some or all of these areas: gardening and
small farm, general maintenance, cooking, office and computer
skills, gentle security, and people skills. Must be friendly and
responsible. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and email resume to


SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE wanted as a Caretaker/Handyman for a small
marina in the Victoria, BC area. Remuneration and on-site
accommodation provided. Salary to be negotiated. Please fax your

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Vancouver, British Columbia. Remuneration
will be $35,000 to $60,000/year. A private family seeks an
experienced, mature, professional housekeeper who will take
charge of the different aspect of the cleaning maintenance of a
large vacation residence. Supervised by the estate manager, the
successful candidate will do daily cleaning and care of the
residence, cleaning of the silver, china, crystal, fine art and
delicate surfaces, carry out washing, ironing, steaming and linen
care, including hand washing delicate items like silk and
cashmere, make the beds, organize and maintain closets, unpack
and pack luggage, run errands and carry out special requests for
the family on occasion and taking messages and answering the
telephone including greeting of guests and visitors. Applicants
must have excellent English communications skills and a minimum
of three years of work experience in a private household. email
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED RESIDENT CARETAKERS needed in Point Grey, Vancouver,
BC. An experienced resident caretaker(s) is needed for a
well-maintained 45 unit hi-rise in Point Grey. This is a re-piped
building with new boiler system and modern interior finishes. The
caretaker job description includes cleaning, rent collection,
showing/renting suites, contractor supervision and undertaking
minor repairs in suites and around common property. Applicants
must have strong administrative skills, communication and
maintenance/painting skills coupled with good knowledge of the
RTA. This position is ideally suited to one full-time and one
part-time individual. This live-in position includes reduced rent
on a large two bedroom unit. No pets allowed. Please fax your
resume with cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Salary
expectations will be commensurate with experience.

HOUSE MANAGER/BUTLER needed in Toronto, Ontario. Remuneration
will be $50,000 to $70,000 plus a benefit package. A private
family seeks an experienced House Manager to keep a large
residence in permanent readiness condition. The position is
live-out, full time. The successful candidates will be
responsible for the day to day running of the residence and
property, maintaining the house calendar and providing prior
notification to the family and staff of the scheduling of events
and house maintenance/repair activities, food and beverage
service for family and guests, greet visitors and guests,
answering of telephone and taking messages, event planning and
assistance with private and social events, dealing with household
vendors and contractors, scheduling trades, vendors and
landscapers for seasonal work year round, supervising the
housekeeper and laundress staff, but also working alongside.
Applicants need a minimum of five years experience working in a
semi-formal/formal style of residence. Please email your resume


expat, artist Mum is 83, spry, sociable, and fun. Now with early
dementia, she wants to stay in own home/community. We need
someone to drive, cook, shop, maintain smooth running of the
home. Also to dispense simple medications, oversee some personal
care and informal socializing. Downstairs one bedroom apartment
(self-catering, own patio) for caregivers means free time
available while providing care and a presence in the house for
Mum. We are looking for a responsible, practical couple (single
woman considered also), available one to five years. Caregiving
experience preferred, but initiative and kind, capable
cheerfulness more important. Experience of hot weather/Tropical
living helpful. References required. No smoking/pets. Apartment
with utilities provided, use of car and negotiable stipend. Other
benefits: fabulous view, beautiful beaches, slow pace of life,
interesting community. Available now. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by email (best), at


I NEED A HOUSESITTER for my home and pets in the Washington Park
area of Denver from August 19 to September 3, 2011. I would like
a housesitter who will look after our two lovely dogs (both are
Labradors), and two cats. This would include walking the dogs,
and feeding the cats and dogs on a regular schedule. The cats
sleep inside at night and the dogs outside. Would also like
people who are security conscious and very neat and clean. Please
email your interest and provide references to

HOUSESITTER(S) NEEDED in southeastern Colorado for one week. This
is not a paid position. I need a couple or single person
(non-smokers) to care for my property and animals: horses, goats,
dog, cats and an assortment of birds. This is the major challenge
as there are baby birds being born each day - would require an
attitude of wanting to experience this aspect of animal care. My
son has invited me to visit with him in Florida
"yesterday" so I am hoping in haste to find some
adventurous people willing to take on this arrangement and have a
change from their own situation. These are the chores here: feed
and water all the critters in the morning (about 40 minutes with
two people) and then again in the evening (15 minutes). The
longest "chore" will be walking the dogs. We have a
3-year-old Pyrenees female who minds the bird area and she loves
to come out for a walk twice a day with the two Collies. We have
a one mile walking track out in the fields. The trees will need
watering each day utilizing the drip system, this involves
turning on and off the faucets/ hydrants. Accommodation will be
the master bedroom, with attached bathroom. The house has two
bedrooms, two bathrooms, den, lounge, and kitchen with an
attached dining room. Clean and tidy. My home has TV, DVD, video,
wireless internet, sewing machine, and all the essentials like
bread making machine. The property is in town and is seven acres
(or two town blocks). The town is 90 minutes from Colorado
Springs. Use of a car is possible. We have several bicycles
available also. We will leave the swimming pool active (12’
x 24') if you can do the work to maintain it (we have all the
"stuff"). There are a couple of lakes really handy;
beautiful at this time of year for a wander or a sail if you are
competent to take out our sailing dinghy. You can also walk to
the excellent community library and into town. Our rural, farming
community population is 1,200. The area has an early trading
settlement to visit, the Arkansas River close by, Koshare
performances, preserved dinosaur tracks, and many places if you
like exploring your environs. First time housesitters are OK. You
just ought to love animals and be happy to spend time in their
company. I am sorry, but I am not set up for your own animals or
young children. There are no critters inside my home. Please


MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS needed at Mansfield Hollow Lake. The
volunteer position will be from November 1, 2011 to October 31,
2012. The Position requires a two person team to work 30 hours a
week between the two of them, doing daily maintenance work and
any other duties as described in the contract. They must have a
valid driver's license, fully operable vehicle, and proof of
liability insurance. In return for their services they must
reside in a Corp owned house located on the property. Please mail
a letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WE ARE SEEKING A VOLUNTEER to help at a small hotel in Orosi,
near Cartago, where a room is provided with free internet and
laundry, in return for handing out keys and cleaning rooms. The
room provided has cooking facilities and a private bathroom with
hot water. We'd like a long term volunteer who can spend at least
a month in this role. Volunteering at the hotel would suit
someone who works on the internet or from home or is retired. The
seven room hotel requires less than two hours per day of cleaning
but the main requirement is to be available to provide keys for
the guests. The position would also be suitable for a couple or a
family. To be able to speak Spanish would be an advantage, but it
is not a requirement. Orosi is a small, safe, non-touristy town
in a picturesque valley, with hot springs nearby. Supermarkets,
vegetable shops and a bank with ATM can be found here. Cartago is
about an hour away from San Jose by bus from the Lumaca terminal,
and Orosi is a 25 minute bus journey from there. Please contact
us if you have any questions via XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

 CAREGIVER is needed to assist my 79-year-old husband with
meals, grooming and daily walks. There will be periods of time
when he will need three meals a day when I am not home but
normally just breakfast and lunch, as well as helping to feed and
care for a number of cats and a sweet dog. I am looking for a
mature woman who is self motivated, loves animals and elderly
people, has an abundance of patience and humor, enjoys cooking
light, healthy meals and is comfortable with tropical weather. No
nursing required. Your own transportation is essential and some
basic Spanish would be helpful. We are offering a one bedroom
apartment in a lovely setting with pool, on the beach in Playa
Pelada, along with a small salary. A minimum of three to six
month commitment is needed. Applicants must be non-smokers. A
background check will be required. Please email

WORK OPPORTUNITY available at a Costa Rican Eco-lodge/Vegetarian
Restaurant. Looking for an experienced person or couple for the
complete management of a small eco-lodge and vegetarian
restaurant. Prefer a couple, and kids are welcome. If you would
like to experience the job first, come for three months –
we can agree to a mutually beneficial agreement and then draw a
formal contract for the benefit of all. Your income will be based
on productivity of the hotel and can include salary plus
commission. Any experience or love for managing a vegetarian
restaurant/whole grain bakery, chocolate making, providing
Spanish and English classes, giving massage therapy, yoga or
other skills – a plus. For more information, please email

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES available. We are a Spanish-speaking
family who live in Villas Mastatal, located in a remote village
outside of Puriscal. Our farm is 24 hectares and we produce
organic crops. We have three horses, two dogs, and several cows.
We make our own homemade cheese from cow's milk and we are now
focusing on building more organic crops. There are volunteer
opportunities for construction projects, gardening, and working
with medicinal plants here on our farm as well. Nearby activities
can include tours of hot springs, river tours, and visiting.
Volunteers will typically work Monday through Friday for at least
five hours a day. Breakfast is served from 6:30 - 7:30am and
lunch is served promptly at noon. We have individual rooms for
volunteers, and private cabins as well, and an area for camping
if you have your own tent. Children are welcome. The guest house
is located near the main family home. We have an open kitchen.
For more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
through our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


AN ANIMAL LOVER AND HOUSESITTER is needed to look after my two
dogs and three cats in my home in Cyprus. They are well behaved
dogs and would need to be taken for a short or long walk that
would be left to the housesitter. I live in a village in the
lower reaches of the Troodos about 13km from Paphos town, Cyprus.
I would prefer a retired couple for this position. Please email


COOK/HOUSEKEEPER required for a large family home in the country,
Hampshire/West Sussex area. General housekeeping responsibilities
to include some cleaning and laundry. Applicant must be able to
cook family meals to a high standard. Family in residence part
time, applicant must be willing to work weekends, other staff
employed. Self contained accommodation provided, must be dog
friendly. This is a combined position of cook/housekeeper for one
applicant only. Please mail your resume and references to

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER needed at the Da Vinci Guest House near
Gatwick Airport in West Sussex. Looking for someone to manage a
small nice guest house/hotel. This would be ideal for one person;
however an opportunity exists if you wish to bring your partner
with you. For more information please call

HOUSESITTER WANTED for our home in Kent, England from the end of
December 2011 to the end February 2012. We require somebody who
can care for our home and our two cats whilst we are visiting our
daughter in Australia. Please email Jackie and Peter at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Exeter, Devon, from September 21st to 8th
October 2011 then for ongoing spells from eight to 17 days. We
have a beautiful ancient longhouse with lots of land/stream/log
fires and local walks to the 16th Century local pub. Housesitters
(couples preferably) are needed regularly through the year,
except summers, to look after the house and two small well
behaved dogs. There is nothing arduous to do here, just looking
after the dogs/plants etc. There are lots of things to see
nearby, as we are just six miles from Exeter, and 20 minutes from
the coast. No reimbursement, and sorry no children. The
housesitters will certainly need their own transport –
since the nearest town is 2.5 miles away. Must have been dog
owners. Lovely en-suite accommodation with the run of the house.
Plenty of logs for the fires in winter. We have all modern
conveniences including central heating. We usually plan around
four to six months ahead. Please email
please include "housesitting" in the subject line.

FRIENDLY CARETAKERS needed. You will receive a cozy two bedroom
self contained flat in an idyllic, southwestern Norfolk nature
reserve. We are searching for an active, retired couple to do odd
jobs and take care of two large dogs. Please call

A NEWLY RENOVATED two bedroom cottage near Guildford offered to a
mature, country loving couple or single person. Help required in
the house, not suitable for children. References required. Please
mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

APPLY TO VOLUNTEER! We live at a world famous Tan Hill Inn, where
madness must come naturally to you. Tan Hill Inn is situated in
the remote moors of the North Yorkshire Dales and can be regarded
as being 'on top of the World'! We love to have people that will
bring new fresh ideas (even if it’s for only a short time,
we need cooks, entertainers and housekeeping skilled people, and
general maintenance volunteers. If you’re a musician then I
beg you to come, we have live music while our chef Ian takes a
break in the day and we need music every weekend. We need a
carpenter urgently for some door frame alterations and anyone who
loves to sing for the board please contact us. You will have a
good time - that's a promise. We also have a pet farm where we
keep the sheep and pigs that we have reared in front of the fire
at Tan Hill Inn. We have lots of building and landscaping to do
here, as well so you may like a visit to the south. Please call
us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


A MIAMI BEACH COUPLE is seeking a Household Manager for their
7,000 sq. ft. formal/semi-formal home on 2.5 acres. This is an
immediate, long-term, live-out position. This couple owns one cat
and one dog and is looking for a highly experienced Household
Manager to oversee all aspects of their home/boat/vehicles and
all the daily workings of the home. This person will also oversee
their current staff, which consists of a full-time housekeeper
and a full-time chef. The ideal person will be experienced in a
similar position for multiple years, adept at keeping home
inventories, and a seasoned professional when working with
household manuals and checklists. Salary is commensurate with
experience and skills. Please email your resume to

I NEED HELP with my rural Everglades home on a country road, ten
miles north of Everglades City. I am seeking a single person, 40s
to 50s, to assist me with daily chores. I was a firefighter
forced into retirement by multiple sclerosis. I get around fine,
just slow doing it. M.S. is like a headache but it's mine, you
can't catch it. I need a person who is peaceful, down-to-earth,
loves animals, is a non-smoker, and is trustworthy. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


WORK ON A LIVESTOCK FARM in Les Domaines, We need a worker to
help on a 100 hectare livestock farm in central France.
Accommodation for a single person or couple will be provided.
Previous experience with cattle and pigs as well as tractor
driving is useful but not essential. This is an ideal opportunity
to gain skills whilst living in one of the most beautiful parts
of France. We are an English family so there’s no need to
speak French – but a good chance to learn. A clean driving
license plus references are essential. This position is for EU
nationals only. For more information, please call


LIVE AND WORK on a private Georgia barrier Island. Adaptable,
versatile, flexible, hardworking, youthful, Caretaker Couple
needed. Skills needed: handyman, boating, mechanical people,
communication, housekeeping, and be self-starters. These
positions involve physically demanding work. Salaried positions.
Benefits: Housing and utilities provided; Health Insurance;
Retirement plan; Paid vacation. Please send your resume and four
references to Island, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 10 acre private horse farm, 80
miles east of Atlanta. The job is well suited for a mature,
physically fit, early retired couple looking for additional
income. Property is in a well kept gated community on Lake
Oconee. Duties include handling and upkeep of horses and other
pets, maintaining a small barn, yard work including lawns and
flower gardens, using equipment like a tractor and pressure
washer and being a general handy-man. Accommodation provided is a
one bedroom fully furnished apartment with balcony overlooking
pastures and lake. Utilities are included plus salary. We are
looking for a long term arrangement. Reliability and honesty are
essential and experience in all aspects of the job is required.
References are needed. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or


HOUSESITTER WANTED. 54-year-old lesbian needs a caretaker for her
11-year old cat in a beautiful quiet part of Hamburg. I've got
three rooms, bathroom and kitchen and some plants on the balcony
which need watering, too. The subway station into the city is
within two minutes walking distance and the subway into the city
takes about 20 minutes. I want to go for medical treatment for
three weeks from November 7 - November 26 and I would like to
have a reliable, responsible, non-smoking, non-drinking,
drug-free caretaker here. Lesbians very welcome! Please respond

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my home in the hilly countryside of
Hessia, Germany from November 1 to December 17, 2011. My home is
on two levels including a fenced-in backyard. I have a small
female wiener dog (2-years-old). The housesitter will need to
look after my dog and the house, take in the mail, and clear the
entrance of snow (unlikely to happen). You will have your own
room and bath, kitchen with a living area free for use. Please
email Helmut at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY in Maui. Your stay may consist of helping
run and maintain the fruit stand, gardening, land maintenance,
care of the fruit orchards, coconut wood building projects, all
in a community living environment. Located on the North Shore of
the island of Maui, along the historical Hana Highway,
overlooking Waipio Bay. Incredible views, five minutes from
waterfalls, fresh water pools and the bamboo forest, and a 20
minute drive from Hookipa Beach Park for the best windsurfing and
surfing. Situated on an eight acre property with some vegetable
gardens and fruit orchards. Our main operation is running our
fruit stand along the Hana Highway. We work hard and we play
hard: surf, beach, bike, run, hike, and camping trips. We love
our reality and we are willing to share it with good healthy
beings. We ask 30 hours per week: about 6 hours a day, five days
a week: mostly morning or afternoon off with two days off to
explore Hawaii. Work varies depending on which projects we are
currently undertaking. Common tasks include: helping at the fruit
stand, mowing, weeding, weed eating, trimming, fertilizing,
planting, harvesting, building and maintenance, art and craft,
pottery and more environmental projects. We offer large tents: 8
by 10 to 10 by 16, on a wood platform, covered by a canopy, with
electricity, mattress, cupboard, hot shower, toilet, new
community kitchen with fridge, stove, oven, freezer, and blender.
We buy food once a week and try to meet everyone’s
requirements to supplement our gardens. Volleyball, basketball,
soccer, Foosball, biking, horse shoes, surfboards, body board,
snorkeling. Please visit our website to learn more:

SEEKING A PERSON OR COUPLE for a studio rental, work exchange in
Hana Maui Botanical Garden, housekeeping. Should be a handy
fixer, be clean, and have good, checkable references. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for environmental and nature oriented tasks on
an Icelandic farm in the south lowlands of Iceland. Our tasks
will mainly be focused on improving the environment and preparing
the place for the winter. We will assist in fixing houses,
isolating walls; install a roof among other tasks. We will also
help with moving machines and other equipment into houses to
protect them from harsh winter weather. We will have the
opportunity to live and work with an Icelandic family and also
participating in the diverse tasks that they are involved in, in
their daily lives. This is a unique opportunity to get to know
and to experience first-hand how a family in the countryside
lives. The farm is big, with sheep, cows and horses, with their
own produce. The working plan will be very flexible and you will
possibly have the chance to visit more farms in the area and help
them as well. It will depend on the needs of our hosts, the
advance of the diverse projects in the area and of course on the
weather conditions. We will help to preserve the local
environment and explore the surroundings enjoying our free time.
We will be hosted in a farmhouse, sleeping on mattresses on the
floor. Please bring your own sleeping bag. The house is a fully
equipped home, with access to a kitchen, bathroom and a washing
machine. We will share the different duties of cooking and
cleaning. Please visit us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
contact us via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in


WINTER WATCHMAN NEEDED from October 1, 2011 to June 1, 2012 in
Silver City, Idaho. Small but comfortable quarters provided.
Limited conveniences. You will be snowbound for five to six
months. Watch over the historic mining town. Must be physically
fit and able to function at a high altitude. Snowshoes and cell
phone provided. Monthly salary. Prefer a single person or married
couple. Criminal background checks will be conducted. Please
submit your resume, references and contact information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. For more information, please call


A CHICAGO FAMILY seeks a Housekeeper with good cooking skills to
care for their large, beautiful home. The woman will be
responsible for cooking family-style dinners for them and their
two young children, two or three nights a week, cleaning up
afterwards, housekeeping, and laundry. This is a wonderful
opportunity for a Housekeeper who enjoys nurturing a thriving
family. Must have at least four years' experience working in one
wealthy home, as well as a love of children, is required. Salary
commensurate with skills and experience and includes living
accommodations and benefits. Please email your resume to


HOUSESITTER(S) WANTED (September 2011 through March 2012) for our
rural home outside of Terre Haute in Woodgate, IN. The
housesitter can be a single, couple or family. We have a modern
three bedroom/two bath home on wooded acreage near a large farm.
It’s very quiet and private here. In addition to
housesitting, we have three dogs to take care of. They are
affectionate, healthy and love to walk. This is a beautiful,
peaceful place with woods, and a pond in the woods. There is also
a creek in the woods to hike, and paved roads through the farm.
There are three other houses on the farm, but not within view.
There is great hunting and fishing nearby. No pets or smoking.
Children are OK. Must be non-smokers/drinkers and no parties will
be allowed here. You must have your own vehicle. A background
check will be conducted. Please email a letter of interest and at
least four checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
before September 1. Thank you.

“Mechanically inclined caretaker”
Date of Birth: 8/11/75
Interests: Reading, Hiking, Surfing, Yoga, and Fine Art
Quote: "Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday
Pablo Picasso

        Michael Ryan

        Born and raised on the Central Coast of California, I
grew up loving the outdoors, which gave me the opportunity to
experience and develop many interests that would later motivate
my career choices. I've always enjoyed working with my hands. My
father is a handyman, auto mechanic and carpenter. Growing up,
working alongside my father taught me to be very mechanically
        While attending college to study fine arts in San Luis
Obispo California, I started my own landscaping and gardening
business. This helped finance my way through school for two years
and then became my primary source of income for an additional
five years.  I managed two to three employees on 20 different
properties. I organized schedules, tasks, and budgets for all my
clientele during that length of time. My main responsibilities
over the seven years included landscaping maintenance and design,
installing sprinkler systems, ordering supplies, estimating for
jobs, as well as various other duties to run a small business.
        Eventually, I sold my business after college and moved to
Hawaii to continue my pursuit of studying fine art. While living
there, I supported myself by working as a house painting
contractor. I specialized in interior and exterior painting of
custom homes. On the side, I continued my work as a
teacher’s assistant at a fine art school and sold my
artwork in local art galleries and cafés in Maui. 
One afternoon, while setting up one of my art displays, I met a
resident who owned a nice home on the island and he hired me to
paint his interior. Upon completion of the job, he asked me if I
would be the caretaker for his home and property due to his
family’s relocation to the mainland. I accepted the
position, and I took care of all aspects of maintaining the home
and property for approximately one year until the beautiful
estate was sold. I found the caretaking position to be very
rewarding. I enjoyed working with the landscape and looking after
the property. I was determined to find similar work on the island
of Kauai. 
        I moved to Kauai where I was employed by a couple to do
some painting and landscaping on their two homes. My strong work
ethic, various skills, and attention to detail led the couple to
hire me as the caretaker of their property. For the past three
years, I have been caretaking for their main residence as well as
their large vacation rental, which is located on the same
property. I live in and maintain an apartment that is attached to
the primary residence on the lower floor. This allows me to be
easily available for all the work needed on the two different
homes and yard. I am responsible for all aspects of maintenance
on the property, as well as housekeeping and domestic duties for
both homes.
        My day starts off walking the grounds of the entire three
acres of landscape. This is a very fertile land in which plants
grow at an extremely fast pace, with a rainfall of over 200
inches a year. The landscaping keeps me very busy. I start by
picking up fallen leaves from over 40 palm trees on the property.
Then work my way around each garden pulling weeds, trimming
shrubbery and trees and maintaining vegetation on the property.
The gardens on the property are full of tropical flowers: spider
lilies, ginger flowers, hibiscus and orchids. Due to the enormity
and high maintenance of the estate it requires constant attention
on my part.
        My interest in agriculture has also helped me to maintain
an organic fruit orchard on the land. We grow oranges, limes,
avocados and bananas, which I prune and harvest on a weekly
basis. The orchard takes constant observation making sure the
irrigation systems are working properly and that the fruit is
ripe and ready for harvesting.  
        I'm also responsible for all the handyman maintenance
issues that arise on the property. From simple repairs on door
handles to basic electrical and plumbing up keep. Both homes are
ocean front and they require constant maintenance. On a weekly
basis I go over the two homes for painting issues. I do a lot of
preventative maintenance, sealing and repainting the both homes
to keep them water tight in the harsh tropical conditions here.
I've also painted most of the interiors and exteriors on both
homes. I'm very handy and good at determining the source of
problems and figuring out solutions in a timely manner if
anything were to happen.
        I also prepare and clean the vacation rental for weekly
guests and I’m on-call to assist the renters during their
stay on the property. My current employer often leaves for
extended periods of time throughout the year. During these
intervals I take full responsibility for the care and safety of
the pets; I love animals and really enjoy this part of the job.
        Finally, I also provide security for the property. I
monitor the property throughout the day, while working on the
landscape. At night I make sure that both homes are secure by
turning on lights and locking doors. I enjoy my current
caretaking position in Kauai; however, I miss my family that
lives on the mainland, and I would like to be closer to them in
California. I am very interested in obtaining my next caretaking
position on the coast of California.  

        Mike landscaping the plants around the property

responsible for keeping all XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
facilities and grounds clean, safe, comfortable, and attractive.
To maintain the safe and efficient operation of all camp vehicles
and keep equipment in good working order. The caretaker must
comply with Health and Safety, Insurance, and ACA Standards. The
caretaker supervises all maintenance workers and volunteers. The
caretaker must possess the knowledge and mechanical aptitude to
repair minor problems and perform general upkeep of camp vehicles
and equipment, and possess the ability to supervise up to 12
people, and have the ability to maintain accurate and complete
records. This employee may reside on site to be available to deal
with property matters as they arise. The caretaker must enjoy
working and interacting with people of all types and ages, with a
special emphasis on children, modeling and utilizing the
important core values of caring, honesty, respect and
responsibility. Must keep the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX grounds
mowed, trimmed, clear of litter and debris, and in a safe
condition. Must maintain all camp vehicles and equipment by doing
regular servicing and repair of minor problems, which should be
done quickly in house and larger repairs should be quickly called
to be serviced. Must maintain and ensure all buildings on camp
are clean and ready for guests when they arrive. While a group is
at camp, you are on call and available in case a group would need
something replaced or fixed or in case of any emergency. Assist
in the kitchen during meal times when outside groups are in to
help prepare the dining room, serve and clean up of dishes. Check
all buildings on camp to be sure they are free from damage, the
heat is working properly (as needed), water pump, hot water
heaters, freezers and refrigerators and walk-in at the kitchen
are working properly. Maintain CPO (Certified Pool Operator)
license. Comply with all safety and health regulations and assure
that you are aware of and complying with insurance and ACA
regulations. Watch for any safety and health violations that
would place the liability of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
danger. Maintain a CDL and assist with the driving of local camp
trips i.e. Pinicon. Create and maintain a harmonious, positive
working relationship with fellow staff,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX campers and participants. Please mail
resumes with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER WANTED in the west of Ireland from September 2011 to
May 2012. I need a person or couple to keep my cottage warm over
the winter months or longer, and to keep the fire on (turf
provided) and leave the storage heat on to keep the house warm
from frost and preventing the pipes from bursting. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email


NEED HOUSESITTER(S) for our home in the Teramo Abruzzo area of
Italy during the non-tourist season - this late fall and winter.
The house is located in Valle San Giovanni (Abruzzo) Italy
– a small village of 350 people. You can read more about
the house and see photos at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details and
information. Thanks.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX requires a responsible and reliable
person who loves gardening and who will be available in
November/December 2011. The job is in the afternoons and evenings
from 14:00 to 20:00 pm (the mornings are free). It is necessary
to stay overnight at the house because sometimes some guests come
in at night. The job is for one person who will have available a
small room with double bed, kitchenette and private bathroom. The
salary is around Euro 700.00 per month for 40 hours for six days
per week (from 14:00 to 20:00 pm). The weekly free day is to be
discussed. The contract will be by domestic workers (level B)
under Italian law. It is necessary to have a driver’s
license because sometimes we need to take guests to the airport
or to the station. To apply, please write to


72-acre private Arabian horse facility in Southwest Louisiana
prairie, 30 minutes west of Lafayette near Rayne, Louisiana. New
2-bedroom/1-bath house with separate entrance, and access to
pickup for farm use. Duties include complete care of horses
currently including three Straight Egyptian Arabians, and one
Polish Arabian (others may be purchased in the future);
management of vet and farrier schedules and visits; maintenance
of the farm structures currently including: 7,000 sq ft,  6-stall
stable, large equipment shed, three 2-stall pasture shelters,
100' X 200' covered arena, three guest cabins; maintenance of
pastures and paddocks (landscaped areas at the horse site will be
maintained by others); maintenance of equipment; care and feeding
of owner's dogs, cat and ducks at home site, and cats at stable,
when owner travels on occasion. Other duties include filling of
three total automatic fish feeders at horse site 2-acre lake, and
at home site 1.5-acre lake; ordering and managing delivery of
hay, feed and supplies at horse site, and ducks and fish food at
both sites; general maintenance at both sites. Caretakers will be
responsible, along with owner, for security and allowing access
to the horse facility site. Spouse to provide housekeeping at
horse site buildings, and at two houses at home site, and will
have full use of electric golf cart at horse site. Two Kawasaki
Mules are also available for work at horse site and at home site.
Couple will be asked to provide assistance for entertaining at
stable/cabins/arena at horse site, and at two houses and party
barn at home site. Couple will be asked to monitor safety and
security of owner at home site. Mature couple with no children
preferred. Caretaker's house, all horse facilities and all of
home site are No Smoking areas. Please send resumes and


CARETAKER COUPLE needed for home and grounds. Untimely
circumstances necessitate a caretaker replacement. 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 email your resume and references to 


SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEERS needed by the beach in Berlin, MD. While
inside quarters are tight right now, we occasionally have indoor
space available for short-term stays and camping is always
available. Please check out The Good Farm at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You’ll see that we are an
organic farm seeking greater sustainability. Tired of reading
about a simpler life and sustainability, we are on our journey
(nowhere close to our destination), so come try it out. Vacation
from your normal life for a few days or a few weeks. Come learn
and grow with us.


tenant. Not a caretaker job, but a low rent opportunity for the
right person in three smallish rooms in old, quirky house museum.


42 acres of beautiful mountainside fields and wooded areas. We
are working to become completely self-sufficient and we would
love your help! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers spiritual
aspirants the opportunity to live in the beautiful
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX setting, as well as receive classes
and guidance in exchange for service work. Volunteers serve six
hours a day, six days a week. Our volunteer program is ideal of
service oriented individuals seeking strength, clarity and
inspiration on their chosen path. Volunteers who take full
advantage of the opportunities offered in
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX are able to deepen their practice and
enter an intensive experience that can be quite life
transforming. We are accepting agriculture volunteers, on a
limited basis, to help us out in our greenhouse and other
agricultural projects around the ashram.  A two month commitment
is required and all applicants need to submit an application that
is located at our website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Township apartment community. Will be responsible for all aspects
of property management. Show and lease apartments, resident
relations, with some maintenance experience. We are looking for
someone who will take pride in their work. Send resumes to


CARETAKER TEAM needed in St. Paul. Must be able to clean the
building, do apartment turns, grounds maintenance, and show and
rent the apartments. Must live on-site, and pass a background
check. Need two people - one needs outside employment and be on
call every other weekend. Please fax your resume to

CARETAKER TEAM needed for an upscale 40 unit condominium building
in Edina. Must have experience in on-site building maintenance,
cleaning, etc. A whirlpool license is required (will train). A
spacious first floor unit (one bedroom plus den), salary, cable,
internet and utilities included. Fax resumes to


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. My property is ten miles from the town of
Natchez, MS, 90 miles from the airport, and two miles from a
paved road. The property adjoins a 35,000 acre wildlife refuge.
The accommodations are in an 1800 era brick building, with two
upstairs bedrooms, and a shared bathroom downstairs, and a shared
kitchen for fixing your own meals. This will be in exchange for
garden/grounds work. The property owner's library will be
available, and a computer hookup is also available. Interesting
local history tours, hiking, and biking are available.
Volunteers’ detailed background/references are required


CARETAKER COUPLE needed to maintain a "get-away" ranch
property for a family near Missoula. Qualified candidates need to
have experience working on an estate, be highly knowledgeable in
building, mechanical maintenance and repairs, enjoy rural living,
and have good housekeeping and cooking skills. This is a
year-round position. A two bedroom cottage on the property is
provided. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package.
Please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED to maintain my home and outbuildings in the
Hamilton area. Will also be responsible for maintaining the
grounds, which includes yearly oiling of the buildings, burning,
mowing, and watering the grounds. To apply, please email

NESTLED IN THE TREES, on two acres bordering Cottonwood Creek in
Clyde Park, MT sits an amazing little horse farm. Turnkey horse
facilities include: split rail fencing, numerous corrals and
outbuildings, shelters, automatic waterers, hay storage shed, and
a round pen. This, added to: an easy access location; a quaint
16'x16' bunkhouse with "charming" outhouse; art studio;
machine shed; and a fabulously renovated artistic home are all
part of this Big Sky Montana dream. This would be perfect for any
adventurous, free spirited, non-smoking single or couple. Would
like to trade (or partial trade) for a horse property/land in
Hawai'i or the California Coast area (starting this fall) or
lease (deposit, credit check, resume and references required), or
sell. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details,
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your details at 


Invitation to travelers, adventurers, and students of eco-tourism
from around the world. Come and enjoy the adventures and
challenges of life in Montenegro. Apply your experiences or
studies in a stunning and exciting environment full of
opportunity. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is pleased to be able to
offer a number of modestly paid intern/volunteer positions to
positive individuals who can afford to get here, are willing to
get by on a modest local salary (we throw in accommodation and
meals) and are excited by the idea of applying their skills in a
completely different environment this summer. Our small hostel
has its own vibe with its own tipis, garden for campers,
barbeque, veggie patch, fruit trees, with a beach down the road,
a good flow of travelers, and a need for energetic, proactive,
young, hip individuals with good ideas to make sure the good
times keep rolling, whatever the crowd, and that a stay at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will be the highlight of a guest
trip. Please contact us to find out more about this opportunity


VACATION OR LIVE IN SANTA FE, NM! Let's swap houses. I'm looking
for house/condo in San Diego area. Please contact 

VOLUNTEER HELP needed. I have a fully sustainable farm/renewable
energy learning center powered by wind, sun and biogas. It
borders a beautiful mountain wilderness in northern New Mexico,
next to lakes, rivers and hot springs. Helpers can expect nice
accommodations (there are several apartments) and excellent local
food (e.g. trout, mushrooms organic greens etc.); tasks are
varied and range from farming, taking care of livestock, to
construction and repair of energy systems, or picking mushrooms
at 11,000’ altitude. There are also all kinds of
food-related tasks such as baking bread or fermenting root
vegetables and cabbage into kim chee, or making kombucha, so
those interested can learn all about  the aspects of sustainable
living, on actually existing systems - not just theory. It is
also a great place to see low-budget building methods such as
adobe (mud brick) strawbale, pumicecrete, pallets and earthships
(my neighbor's, not mine). Longer stays work better for me. It
takes a while to understand how my house works. Due to slow
internet I prefer to be contacted by phone, but short emails will
be answered in even shorter replies. Pets may be okay, but need
to prove they don't harass my livestock - though I do have emus
that harass dogs. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX first,
and then contact me. Thanks.

URGENT - caretaker position open now. We need a live-in caretaker
in northeastern New Mexico on a remote cattle ranch. Furnished
studio apartment, DSL, utilities, and TV provided. Position
includes care of an elderly man who uses a power chair,
assistance with use of bathroom lift, meals, bathing and
dressing, coverage for my town trips and respite time, and farm
chores, feeding animals, and gardening. No pets, drugs, alcohol
or smoking. Stipend provided. Congenial atmosphere! Please email 


LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER to maintain forested acreage and
buildings on my rural upstate NY homestead, located on the main
road in a small town of 400 in Franklin County. Workshop with
electric and small house available. Long-term position potential.
Caretaker must be non-smoker, non-drinker, no drugs, and in good
health. Please email a letter of interest and references to

FULL-TIME GOAT FARM CARETAKER needed. We are looking for a
permanent caretaker husband/wife to live and maintain our goat
farm of 65 acres in Westtown, NY near Middletown. Mainly a
gentleman's farm we are still building our breeding herd and are
currently at around 80 goats. We have two horses and chickens as
well. Duties include maintaining the property and caring for the
animals. Can easily be done while maintaining an off premises
job. Includes free boarding. Please write to 

HORSE CARETAKER needed in Amsterdam, NY. An older two bedroom/one
bath caretaker trailer (with porch and mudroom) is available
immediately for someone with the ability to care for horses in
exchange for daily work. This is good for one to two people. The
trailer sits near the garage and barn, behind the owner‘s
house. Must pay own utilities. The ideal person is handy with a
hammer and has common sense. There is a possibility to board one
horse. Horses belong to a non-profit rescue. Must love animals.
This is a great situation for a retired or semi-retired handy
person. There is a very peaceful atmosphere here. References are
required. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and ask to be our friend!

contemplative retreat and conference center in Phoenicia, New
York. Looking for a competent person with a friendly disposition.
Needs to be skilled in carpentry, plumbing and electric. This is
a hands-on, labor-intensive, full-time position. The hours are
variable and do require the person to be on site during retreats
and to handle emergencies. Salary and housing provided. Please
email your cover letter, resume and references to


PET AND HOUSESITTER WANTED near Hendersonville from September 1st
2011 to January 31st 2012. I am looking for an animal lover, who
can take care of five dogs and three cats. My dogs are very
spoiled. For more information, please email

CARETAKER NEEDED. We have lots of clean air and healthy
atmosphere. Guest cottage on a mountain stream in a conservation
community available near Asheville, NC. Must be pet sociable. We
are open to a combination of housing and part-time work or just
housing. Please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for location,
and then to apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A CINCINNATI AREA COUPLE seeks an expert live-out Housecleaner
with at least five years' experience working in one wealthy home
to care for their beautiful home. The right candidate will be one
who takes pride in his or her work, be very detail-oriented; have
a professional appearance; and be pleasant and cordial without
being unobtrusive. Must be able to be very discreet and maintain
confidentiality. Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for

CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER position available. This is a full-time
position, 40 hours per week, for a farm and homes in Sharon
Township. Duties to include mowing, landscaping, barn
maintenance, snow plowing, and help in vegetable garden. Some
mechanical and construction knowledge is desirable to help
maintain equipment such as riding mowers and tractors, as well as
barn and homes. Hourly rate based on experience. Please reply to
Caretaker/Groundskeeper, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A COLUMBUS, OHIO FAMILY seeks a live-out, detail-oriented
Housekeeper. Responsibilities include housekeeping, laundry, and
light cooking. This is a busy family who really needs someone
that thrives on creating order out of what can sometimes be
chaos. If you are an experienced, professional Housekeeper who
loves a bustling household, this could be the perfect position
for you! At least three years' experience working with one
wealthy household is required. Salary and benefits are
commensurate with skills and experience. Please email your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.


LIVE FREE ON GRAND LAKE. A husband/wife team is needed to live in
a nice two bedroom lakeside home (utilities included) on Monkey
Island in exchange for caretaker duties. This position requires
lawn maintenance, housekeeping and security in an adjoining three
family compound. Please mail resumes for both parties, including
your qualifications, experience, and reason for desiring this

A PARK HOST is needed in Skiatook Lake/Birch Lake on Birch Cove B
Loop. Skiatook Lake is located on Hominy Creek in Osage County.
The Park Host volunteers are needed from November 1, 2011 to
April 1, 2012 to assist the staff in day to day operations on the
camping loop over the winter. To apply or obtain more
information, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


VEGANS WANTED. Vegan single or couple with fifth-wheel or travel
trailer needed. What we have to offer: an existing RV hook up on
our ranch, a small stipend, fresh vegetables from the garden, the
option of keeping your horse here, breathtaking views and the
luxury of enjoying wide open spaces without having to pay the
property taxes. What you have to do: shovel shit (literally),
mend fences, repair outbuildings, work in the vegetable garden,
help clean house when needed, and any and everything else that is
needed to maintain this wonderful lifestyle. We are a couple who
strives to live a sustainable lifestyle while operating an
agricultural animal sanctuary on what was once a working cattle
ranch. If what we have described is the way you wish to spend the
precious days of life allotted to you here on this earth, please
contact us so we can start a conversation. Additional
information: the sanctuary is run in cooperation with the County
Sheriff’s Office who will participate in the interview
process and also do the background checks. Random drug testing is
a required for this position. Please email


Take a look XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We would like a mature
couple that would like to work part time here on our farm. As you
can see we live on a great place with many amenities. The work
includes typical farm work, animals to care for, tractor work,
maintenance of buildings, and fences. There is also computer
kinds of work and a garden to care for. If you ever thought about
living the farm life here is your opportunity. We are still
expanding production. There is opportunity here. Housing and we
grow most of our food. A minimum stipend to start. Opportunity
for growth in income is relative to production. Serious
applicants, please email your resume and references to


CARETAKER NEEDED for a four bedroom in Berwyn. Available for
occupancy, together with part-time hours doing household care
taking, errands, etc. for a couple living in neighboring house,
who also own NJ shore property and are away for a portion of the
winter. Time required and rent negotiable. The available home is
within walking distance to a middle school, Conestoga, and the
Berwyn train station. Please mail inquiries to Caretaker

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a year-round vacation home in the
Snyder County Mountains. Must have handyman, grounds maintenance
and basis mechanical repair ability. Must be able to maintain
lawns, plants and the main residence. Duties in exchange for free
rent and dish TV. Caretaker residence is a private,
five-year-old, one floor two bedroom house, with all appliances,
central A/C and a separate, private one car garage. Prefer local
applicants in the Lancaster, PA area. Interested parties may send
their personal resume and references to:

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY managing a Guesthouse/Hostel in beautiful
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. Turnkey-operational eight seasons:
includes website, brochures, graphics, furnishings, inventory,
training, office, computer and more. Low Investment. Great
opportunity for a single-income couple. Take-over early 2012,
train until then. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then
call or email for more information.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to maintain and oversee an executive
country estate in Weatherly. The property owner with a secluded
estate in the Pocono Mountains seeks an active retired couple to
assist in managing his private family residence, two rental
cottages, and extended outdoor property including private
airstrip and gardens in a quiet secluded area. This is a unique
lifestyle opportunity for a couple wishing to reside on a
secluded estate. This is not a 40 hour work week which allows for
either spouse to hold an additional part time position or simply
to leave quality living time to experience the outdoor private
setting. The caretaker couple will receive comfortable living
accommodations (excluding utilities), $10,000 year income, access
to estate property amenities, opportunities for gardening
(personal garden plot), fishing, biking, swimming, hunting,
skiing, golfing, snowmobiling, and private wooded trails for
hiking. The ideal team will be a retired, trustworthy and
reliable, active married couple who enjoy a four season climate
in the nature and outdoors. His skills: a gentleman of
‘jack of all trade’ mechanical talents either
developed through a general contracting background and-or
mechanical, landscaping or farming background, capable of tending
to overall general repairs of farm tractors and equipment, lawn
maintenance, general gardening skills. And have the ability to
work with no supervision. Her skills: personable, organized and
detailed, computer literate with basic Microsoft Word skills, to
assist with light bookkeeping, confirming reservations and
information for rental cottage guests (only two cottages), light
housekeeping and cottage guest preparation, and gardening. There
will be a maximum of 20 hours a week expected in the above tasks
(couple combined). Must have an additional supplemental income,
social security, pension, to cover personal medical exposure.
Have or apply and obtain a PA driver’s license and provide
three character references. There will be a background check and
a one month trial period. To apply, please email your personal
resume profile with video or photo introduction to

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed. Will be responsible for the grounds
and facility maintenance. A small residence will be provided.
Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTERS NEEDED from August 2011 - June 2012. We have our
family home in an active and beautiful village in the central
highlands of Scotland - a cottage/bungalow with a large garden.
As we work abroad, so we are looking for housesitters who are
interested in a fairly long-stay of around 10 months a year. As
the house is oldish and the garden large, it needs to be lived
in, warmed and cared for. We are looking for a couple who would
want to assist us to manage the large garden - mostly grass - to
look after the house and do minor repairs, decorating etc. We
would ask that electricity and council tax be paid during your
stay. Our house is not huge and is in need of some understanding
and care! Built in 1920s – it is attractive and in a
beautiful location. The house is in a village which is very
active, has shops, bank etc. Views of the loch and mountains can
be seen from the house and garden. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

COUPLE REQUIRED for a beautiful country estate house in
Perthshire. The couple will be responsible for all aspects of
housekeeping, high standard cooking, driving and general
maintenance in and around the house and grounds. First class
references are essential together with an enthusiastic, flexible
and responsible approach to the position. Excellent separate
accommodations and pay package provided to the right team. Please
apply in writing to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Scotland.

GENTLEMAN WITH ESTABLISHED boarding kennels will provide
accommodation plus sixteen hours work with remuneration, for a
person willing to help with books, telephone, plus kennel work as
required. A driver’s license is essential. Located in
western Scotland. Please mail your resume and references to


CAT LOVERS ONLY! House/Cat-sitter needed from October 10, 2011 to
March 2012. I have a bungalow with 14 cats in Clarksville,
Tennessee, one hour northwest of Nashville and five minutes from
Ft. Campbell, KY. Cat food, litter arrives by post each month.
This position pays $225 per month. Please email

HORSE HELP needed. We are a horse ranch that just started a
non-profit organization using equine therapy to help our veterans
and their families with the invisible effects of war on their
families and children. Our mission is to also help at risk youth,
young adults and their families, along with our horse rescue
program. Using rescued horses to rescue people. We are looking
for help with horses, i.e. riding, feeding and ranch work. We are
also looking for help with clearing building sites and building
cabins. You can see pictures on my website at


CARETAKERS WANTED: a North Texas ranch requires part-time
caretakers for yard, housekeeping and maintenance. Cooking,
mechanical skills or hunting guide experience a plus.
Approximately one hour west of Fort Worth; two bedroom, one bath
house and utilities furnished, plus a monthly cash payment
dependent upon skills and time available. Please mail your
references and qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED. Looking for a married couple for a ranch in
West Texas. No ranching duties. No kids, smoking, or drugs. Care
of housing, grounds, roads and vehicles for absentee owners.
Cleaning, some cooking, and light laundry. Modest salary,
housing, utilities, and ranch vehicle provided. Please send your
qualifications, prior employment history with dates, and salary

A MATURE PERSON is needed to perform wildlife management chores
and manage hunting dogs south of San Antonio. Housing, salary and
vehicle provided. Must be a self-starter familiar with farming
and hunting techniques and willing to do the work. Will also
assist with a cow/calf operation as the schedule allows. Please
fax your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


in Goreme. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is run by the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX as a little unique traditional based
cave-hotel within the lunar like landscape which is a UNESCO
world heritage site of Goreme-Cappadocia since 1985. Our
guesthouse has about ten rooms for guests mainly from English
speaking countries, but also from Germany, Turkey, Italy,
Holland, France and others. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers a
free stay and accommodations to anyone, who is interested in
staying with us in this extraordinary area and learning about
different processes of running a little B&B hotel in a more
informal and oriental way. We require assistance for about three
to four hours a day and sometimes also during the evening.
Responsibilities will include help with the preparation of
breakfast and dinner service as well as breakfast clean up
(feeding dishwasher etc), support with general guest services,
help with the laundry and preparing the rooms once in a while,
answering incoming telephone calls and checking reservations on
occasion as agreed with other staff, updating our computer-based
Apple iCal reservation system, supervise hotel-activities in the
house during temporary absence of other staff, and input positive
energy to improve team quality. Interested candidates may please
send their application and resume with picture to


WANTED: a reliable and rugged individual, family or companions to
live on a rural Vermont farm, off the grid, in exchange for
caretaking duties from September through May. Propane appliances
and wood heat provided. Isolated, with exquisite scenery and
wildlife. Pond, lake, 400 acres surrounded by protected land in
Mt. Holly. Employment opportunities in near-by Ludlow and ski
areas. For more information please contact
(preferred) or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. To apply, please
send resume and cover letter via email by August 15. Additional
info is available on our web site at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


FARM CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We are looking for a couple to work
together with us on our farm in Virginia. He must have experience
using farm equipment and maintenance, responsibilities include
care for our cattle, horses, and small animals; fences and
pastures; landscaping and lawn maintenance; general handyman work
to maintain our facilities and other duties as tasked. Her duties
include care and cleaning of our home, guesthouses, and gardens.
Farm work is not a 9:00 - 5:00 job and may vary daily and
seasonally. The right candidate must be flexible and willing to
use good time management to get the job done. We provide a
salary, house, and other benefits. Candidates must be
non-smokers, no drugs, in good health, and agree to a background
check. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
resumes, photos, and references if you are interested.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a reliable single or
couple to live in a spacious apartment attached to the main house
of the farm. This reliable, honest person must be able to lift up
to 50 pounds and can stand long periods of time. Must have
experience in various styles of cooking, canning during the
extreme months, housekeeping experience, and dog handling
experience. This person must be able to pass a background check
and provide references. This is a seven day a week job with every
other Sunday evening and Monday off. Pay is negotiable based on
experience. Please mail your resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Hiring dates will run through August
13, 2011.

beautiful 30 acre farm in Northern Virginia. Live rent-free in a
spacious one plus bedroom carriage house with luxury amenities,
including Wi-Fi, stainless steel kitchen, dishwasher,
washer/dryer, built-in bookshelves, mountain and pastoral views.
Currently furnished, can be unfurnished. In exchange you would
assist our dressage trainer with feeding horses, cleaning stalls,
turn-outs, general barn cleaning and a few other duties to help
keep the farm running smoothly. Hours are part-time, but help is
needed mornings and evenings six days per week. Handyman skills a
plus. Located in the Shenandoah Valley, this is a very lovely
estate one hour west of Washington, DC. Candidates must have a
strong background in horse care with excellent references.
Perfect for a retired couple or single with an outside source of
income. May bring one horse for training. Please email


CARETAKER WANTED to provide a security presence for a country
property. Must have own RV and be willing to pay own electricity
and propane. Property is in central Washington overlooking Wenas
Lake, 15 miles from nearest town.  No wages. No smoking or drugs.
 The property is not suitable for children. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a new, vibrant, living and
learning center seeking on and off-site partners interested in
the co-evolution of an ecologically, socially abundant and
resilient world. Located near Sedro Woolley, Washington, the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is perched on a hillside overlooking
the Skagit River Valley and fertile farmlands below, with
mountains beyond. We are a community for cultivation, healing,
and creative arts, community living, cottage industry, and many
other bright possibilities. We welcome interested parties who
would like to explore their niche at our large yet humble and
evolving place. To learn more, please visit our website at


A WASHINGTON, DC FAMILY is seeking a Household Manager in a large
metropolitan home. This is an immediate, long-term, live-out
position, with the possibility of being live-in. Three adults and
three children live here. Responsibilities include general and
detail cleaning, home organization, grocery shopping, driving,
home renovations, help prepping children’s meals, and
assisting the mother of one of the homeowners. The ideal
candidate will be experienced, non-smoking, and enjoy being
around the triplet children. Should also be personable,
hard-working and flexible. Approximate hours are Monday through
Friday, 8am - 6pm, with an hour for lunch. Annual salary $50,000
to $60,000 (commensurate with experience and skills) and includes
a car for work-related use and full benefits, including medical
and dental insurance. If interested, please contact the


CARETAKER NEEDED for a beautiful, organic, western Wisconsin
farm, from October 2011 to May 2012. The farm property has a
large furnished house, workshop and outbuildings.
Responsibilities include feeding 30 sheep and a few hens. (Will
train). You would be responsible for heat (wood and/or LP)
electricity and snow removal. Small towns are 3 - 15 miles away,
and we are 100 miles from Minneapolis. Must have your own income,
be a good housekeeper and a respectful neighbor. Please email


Professional Caretaker Available – Security –
Bonded. Have 10 years experience in pet/property maintenance. I
am a neat, clean-cut, gentleman, 50, and licensed wildlife rescue
agent. I am a huge animal/nature lover - animals are my
life/passion. I am dependable, honest, trustworthy, uniformed,
have a chauffeurs license, and excellent references. Seek a
Michigan position in Byron, Hartland, Holly, Howell, Fenton,
Grand Blanc, Linden, or Swartz Creek. I am also geographically
flexible for the right circumstances. Please call Jeff at

Dedicated, hardworking, married male, known for
exceptional integrity is seeking an opportunity to serve as a
full-time, live-out caretaker in Southern NH or Northern
Massachusetts with the goal of keeping the house running well and
property looking its best year round. Extensive experience
managing people and facilities, excellent organizational skills,
attention to detail, and ability to anticipate needs. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for resume and references.  

Aspen, Colorado Caretaker position wanted. Full range of
experience. Extra services available: cooking, gardening, light
caregiving, pet care, management of estate services, shopping,
driving, computer work, painting, decorating. Salary, private
residence and seasonal work preferred.  I have a Top Secret
clearance with the U.S. Government.  Contact info: 

Published author (memoir from Random House; writes for NY
Times) is seeking adventure and solitude while I write my next
project. Would love to care for your home, pets - and open to
locale globally. Excellent references. Seeking one month or
longer opportunity. Responsible, tidy, healthy living. Please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or in the States at

Caretaking couple seeking 6-month to 2-year position.
Working writers will pamper pets, tend to gardens, oversee
service people and provide a security presence for your home in
the Caribbean, Hawaii, Central or South America. We are reliable,
financially stable, have excellent references and experience
living in other cultures. We work remotely so if you have a
high-speed Internet connection we can do our jobs. Please email

Caretakers available for S. Austin/Dripping Springs, Texas
– November 2011. Family of three, relocating from Bristol,
UK seeks a housesitting/caretaking position starting from
November 2011 for six months/one year. 1) Expert
gardener-vegetables/landscaping/herbs 2) Animal lovers 3) Husband
professional building expert. Move from UK to TX is for
family/personal reasons. Husband relocating international
business; wife starts as legal consultant February 2012.
4-year-old daughter happy carefree, loves all animals. Let us
care for your much-loved home, whilst we transition into our new
lives in Texas. We are available after September 12th 2011 to
meet you personally. All references are from past caretaking jobs
(very exclusive properties) in Mexico, London and Devon, UK.

Sleep Well While I Manage Your Property. I'm a
multi-talented individual who has owned and renovated three
country homes in Connecticut as well as a cooperative apartment
in Manhattan. My expertise includes all aspects of home
maintenance/renovation and gardening. I've had considerable
experience in party planning and would make an excellent personal
assistant. I am single and currently living in Connecticut. I
would prefer a live-in situation in New England with a salary but
would be willing relocate. I am a dedicated Christian of the
highest moral standards. This will be reflected in the impeccable
references that I provide. Please call Camilla at

Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor and Personal Chef
seeks awesome live-in caretaker, house management or personal
chef position in the Los Angeles area beginning August 2011.

Mature, professional, geographically flexible couple in
late 40s seeks caretaker position. Clean, organized, educated and
trustworthy. Available November 2011, possibly sooner. No pets or
children, non-smokers. Resume-references available on request.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call 

Experienced, responsible couple (Attorney/Writer) seek
housesitting/caretaking opportunity in the Charlottesville VA
area from July 2011 to June 2012 and/or for shorter jobs. Please
contact Chris and Ember by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

59-year-old female, retired medical professional. Seeking
house/pet-sitting in Northern California Grass Valley/Nevada
City. 30+ years experience sitting in Michigan. No smoking/
drugs. Long/short term available. Please call

Mature professional woman seeks a housesit situation or
short-term furnished rental near Chapel Hill/Durham NC area from
mid-September to spring 2012. Willing to tend house, garden and a
cat if needed. I am working on a book and helping with a new
grandchild and seek a private, quiet place to hang my hat. Local
RTP references can be provided. Please email at 

Single professional man, writer, 50, active, fit, quiet,
non smoking, hardworking, reliable, no pets or children. Seeking
a caretaker, or house/pet sitting position. Geographically
flexible. No salary is required. My skills are property
management, gardening, landscaping, pool, handy man, organic
farming, culinary degree, and pet sitting. Excellent prior
caretaking references available. Background checks OK. Please
contact Chris at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or 

Caretaker/Property Manager position wanted. Experienced
caretaker, gardens, flower and veggie, lawns, tennis courts,
pools and spas light home repair and maintenance. Plumbing and
electric. Mechanically inclined, hard working and knowledgeable.
Excellent references available. Warm climates and marinas OK.

Terminal, has traditional medicine let you down? I am a
natural healer/ex property developer; my wife is an accomplished
housekeeper, both with excellent references, who seek a permanent
position in a warm climate. If my medicine works for you, we have
the position? Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Divorced, professional male seeks caretaker position for
small rural/suburban residence or farm with light maintenance and
general groundskeeping needs in MA, ME, NH, NY, VT. Fully
equipped with groundskeeping and indoor maintenance tools and
utility trailer. I am prompt, responsible and respectable. No
drugs or drama. Excellent references available on request. Will
submit to background check if needed. Please contact

Married couple in 50's, Christian, seeking caretaker job
on ranch/farm or country setting. Hard working, honest, reliable.
Non-smokers. Both in very good health. Husband experienced with
horses, currently breaking and training horses. Wife is currently
employed as a nurse. Can be reached at 

Retired, Christian lady, early sixties, nonsmoker seeks
opportunity to live with crop farming family. Available September
and/or October. Willing to help. Open to all states. Excellent
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired, responsible husband and wife with well behaved
9-year-old boxer dog seeking housesitting position in
Massachusetts/Rhode Island or Connecticut.  Open time frame.

Seeking Couple Estate/Farm Caretaker Position in the
northeastern United States, but will definitely consider other
areas especially in the northern US and Canada. We have lived and
worked in CT all of our lives and are seeking to transition into
the caretaker life style. We are an energetic older couple (he in
his 60's and she in her 50's) with a great many life experiences
to draw from. We do have our own income but need a house/cottage
to be provided. Denny is an excellent mechanic and all around
handyman who loves grounds work. Julia is the planning and
organizing type with a love of gardening and animals. Resume and
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Seasonal worker looking for housesitting gig in Park City,
UT from November 1st, 2010 to March 31, 2011. Drive bus for
the city. Honest, clean, and reliable. Can provide good
references. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional couple available as caretakers for two years
in the Naples Italy area. We understand how important quality
caretakers are. Extensive gardening, maintenance, landlord, and
attorney experience. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Respectful non-smoking single female seeking a short or
long term house-sitting/caretaking opportunity in the Los Angeles
or southern California region. Animal lover, clean, low profile.
Please contact Tiffany at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email

Retired from Law Enforcement seeking long-term caretaking in
Coastal California. Experienced in security, maintenance, K9
dogs, and landscaping. Also retired from a Catering Company,
Interior Design and Party Planning. Resume can be provided.
Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Professional Couple (Semi-Retired) 30+ years of
thoroughbred horse farm management/hauling experience wish to
rent house on high-end horse farm long-term. Would be available
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Seeking housesitting opportunity in San Diego area. Short
or long term. Have references. Please contact

Married Couple Seeks: Full-time, year around caretaking
position for a working guest ranch, lodge, in Colorado, Wyoming,
or Montana. Over 20 years experience in small business, horse
packing, hunting, and farm and ranch irrigation, large group
services. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX at

Caretaker Type Job sought by a responsible, retired adult
male. I will be the continuing on-site presence for your
periodically vacated home and property. As a former real estate
developer (1976 to 2009), I offer credible, professional
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for a pleasant, detailed discussion of our mutual interest. I
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Mature, reliable, athletic woman, great cook, hostess,
gardener, ESL teacher, comes with watchdog, three cats (one very
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Honest, Loyal and Discreet. Married couple looking for a
long term house sitting or estate management position. Our
children are grown; we have no pets and do not smoke. Our top
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Experienced caretaker couple seeking chance to be part of
farm/ranch operation in exchange for housing and salary. Both
have solid experience with gardening, landscaping, livestock,
poultry, office and personnel management, gate-keeping, event
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Caretaker seeks a private estate position due to sale of
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Two mature, recently retired, healthy and active executive
women looking for house/pet sitting position starting November
2011 or later. We are reliable, conscientious, discrete,
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We love taking care of animals, gourmet cooking light gardening,
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Winter weary 50-ish couple seeks caretaking position
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Seeking property caretaker and/or barn manager position in
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California based mature, energetic, reliable woman (54)
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Reliable, resourceful, mature and very fit sixty year old
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store for Navy. Former business owner for twenty years. Have
tools, very handy and certified in material handling equipment,
managed staffs ranging from 9 to 125 persons over the years. Avid
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of 2011. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Male, bilingual, 51. Honest, dedicated, mature and experienced
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Caring caretaker, responsible housesitter, professional
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I'm a clean quiet mature female, non smoker, no pets. My
children are grown with families of their own. I've lived in Los
Angeles and currently Santa Barbara, CA for many years, and have
found this a wonderful place to live however I feel it’s
time to branch out and explore other places for this next phase
of my life. House sitting will bring me that opportunity. I've
been in management,  teaching  and for many years I have been
self employed combining various healing modalities to best suit
my client's needs and have been a  highly sought after healer,
personal trainer, and muscular therapist. I've specialized in
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massage, program design, personal training, pilates and energy
healing. Currently I teach Pilates, and Theta Healing. Over the
years my clientele have included high profile personalities,
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