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THIS IS OUR 179th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                               Volume 30,
Number 5                         

September/October 2012                    ISSN 1074-3642  


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 31 states
and 21 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Retirement, a whole new adventure - Gary and Candy Spaid 
-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
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EXPERIENCE THE COASTAL ALASKAN bush in style. Unplug from the
madness of an overcrowded world and enjoy watching bald eagles,
wild mountain goats, seals, sea lions, sea birds, and maybe even
an occasional bear (although they are very shy). Our
off-the-grid, hydro-electric powered lodge and home is looking
for volunteers to help with indoor and outdoor chores. We are
running a full-service wilderness lodge at one location and
building a seaside wharf and house at another location three
miles from the lodge. Everything is built by hand with no heavy
machinery so volunteers need to be physically fit and have some
experience with tools. At the lodge we need help with kitchen
duties, hauling and stacking firewood, gardening, cleaning,
building, painting, and renovations. We can house four volunteers
at any given time and the lodge takes no more than eight guests
at any given time so it is quiet and peaceful with opportunities
to learn new skills, work in a wilderness location where progress
is often slow but always meaningful, interact with high end
guests from around the world, and make positive lifetime
memories. All room and board is provided by the lodge and there
are no costs associated with volunteering. Volunteers eat the
same food as the lodge guests which consists of fresh Alaskan
seafood and other gourmet dishes. We ask for a six (sometimes
eight) hour work day, six days a week. Off work time can be
utilized to use the lodge kayaks, fish from the floating dock for
halibut, hike the local trails, engage in hobbies, or visit the
local town of Homer. We make our schedules as flexible as
possible so that you get the most enjoyment for your time with us
as well as participating in an Alaskan lifestyle that we have
been living for 30 and 40 years. We are a small lodge run by a
married couple and we find our enjoyment in the fun activities
that we do and the work that we accomplish. We do not drink or
take drugs and we expect the same of our volunteers. Volunteers
need to be able to make their way to Homer, Alaska (100 air miles
south of Anchorage) and, from there, will take a water taxi to
the lodge. Volunteers who stay with us for a month or more will
be refunded for their water taxi fare. Volunteers can participate
in our programs for as little as two weeks or as much as six
months. For more information see the lodge website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and feel free to contact us with any
questions you may have.


PERSONAL ASSISTANT NEEDED ASAP on a small horse-breeding farm in
the Andes of Northern Patagonia, Province Neuquen, for a
63-year-old woman with Multiple Sclerosis. I am an artist and an
experienced horsewoman who is beginning to ride again after
breaking my back in 2009. All my life, I have believed that
creativity is healing, as well as the power and love of nature
and her creatures, especially horses. I currently live on a small
horse farm which serves as an office for large nearby Estancias
Ranquilco and Colipilli. We are in a non-touristic part of
Patagonia, in the foothills of the Andes, in the heart of the
real gaucho (Argentine cowboy) culture. In exchange for food and
housing, you’ll be my personal assistant. Assistant duties
include: typing (internet work, like emails and Foundation work),
helping with occasional art shows, light housekeeping/cooking (to
help supplement my employed maid/cook), occasional help with the
animals (giving food to the horses or gatito), helping me get
around (putting my wheelchair in my truck/pushing me around on
occasion), occasional help with my MS challenges (e.g. exercise),
acting as a host(ess) for international volunteers and clients
for Estancia Ranquilco, making maté! (a local herbal drink
- don’t worry, we’ll teach you how!). I need you to
be “on call” when we’re together. Your private
time is respected and arranged as needed. You must be flexible on
hours and type of work. This is a work-exchange for room and
board. Minimum stay is one month. A stay of three months is
preferred. Please email your resume, a description of why you are
good for this position, your personal interests, and a photo to


PERMANENT CARETAKER needed starting in September. An active,
dependable couple (will consider an individual) is needed to help
clean-living, 70ish folks with ranch chores and maintenance. We
live in a beautiful, quiet, temperate location, one mile high in
the Coronado National Forest area, outside of Safford. You can
live on the property in your own private cottage, which is a half
mile from our house. No salary provided. When we travel we need
you to take full responsibility for our animals and property. The
caretaker must have a heart for our four-legged friends. Horse
experience is desirable and a love for dogs is a must. Please
email a letter of interest on why you would be able to handle
this situation, and at least four references that we can check,


We did a two month caretaking job last year in Palmyra, New York
and absolutely loved it! Our ad was spotted by the homeowner on
one of the email updates sent out by The Caretaker Gazette. What
a fantastic experience! She invited us to do a housesit for her
in the Grand Cayman Islands for one month too! Thank you. M.V.
Strand, Western Cape, South Africa

Hi Magrietha, our Situations-Wanted section is a great way to
advertise yourself and your availability. We have thousands of
property owners who subscribe to the Gazette in order to find
qualified housesitters and property caretakers. Our subscribers
include some celebrities and prominent people who, for privacy
reasons, prefer not to advertise for help but will review our
Situations-Wanted ads. They will then have someone on their staff
contact our Situations-Wanted advertisers directly to interview
them and then follow-up with an offer to housesit or caretake
their property.

I've subscribed for two years and in all that time I saw only two
ads that clicked with me. The first one didn't work out, but the
second one did just today. I am really grateful for your service.
The price of subscription (and renewal) was the best investment
of my life. Thanks so much! Best wishes, R. Z., Seattle, WA

Thanks for your nice message, Robert. Sometimes it takes awhile
for a subscriber to find a position that is exactly what he or
she is looking for as far as type or location. We have had some
subscribers tell us that they waited years before applying for
their perfect position. I'm glad to hear that you were able to
find one that clicked with you! We appreciate your subscription
and renewal. We have heard from many subscribers over the decades
who said that their Gazette subscription was the best money they
ever spent. Please keep us updated on your experience and let us
know if you are interested in submitting a caretaker profile
about your experience that we can publish in a future Gazette

I’ve noticed that several listings in the Gazette contain
only an email address for readers to use when responding to the
ad. This is very frustrating because I don’t have a
computer, and I wouldn’t know how to respond to an email
address. Can you do anything about this? L. S. Stratton, CO

Leon, we publish only the contact information that the property
owners who place their ads in the Gazette ask us to publish. That
is why you will often see ads with only an email address provided
for applicants. Many of the landowners who advertise with us
value their privacy and do not want to be contacted by phone and
do not want their home address published. Others have told us
that they want to include an email address in their listing in
order to screen for applicants who use email since one of their
requirements is to have the caretaker send email messages to the
landowner updating them on the status of their property.
Therefore, we are unable to provide any additional contact
information to prospective applicants. I hope you understand.

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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LAND PARTNER WANTED: This is a high quality/low cost living
situation. Is your heart alive, to beauty? Do you passionately
yearn to live in a really beautiful, quiet, bucolic place? Are
you an artist or writer who needs a lot of space and wants a lot
of time? Are you a mature but physically vigorous man or
exceptionally strong and skilled woman between the ages of 45 to
62, who relishes outdoor life? Are you keenly interested in
gardening? Basically, I am offering a wonderful living situation
(and partnership, not a job) in a large, old farmhouse and the
use of a hermitage cabin with great natural light, both furnished
and in good condition. The physical setting is an old 140 acre
farm of mixed pastures and woods, bottomlands and uplands. Would
you be happy to be part of the solution, in terms of land
management/climate change issues - engaged in a program that
seeks to create a luxuriant vegetative mantle and avoid
compaction, bare soil, and erosion? The farm is in the middle of
a five mile long creek valley where almost all the properties are
over 300 acres, located 50 miles east of the college town
Fayetteville, and 15 miles from the trailheads of the Buffalo
River with great hiking, riding, and canoeing. Please do not ever
try to visit this place without prior arrangement. Because I have
no computer or phone in my personal house, we need to make
initial contact through postal mail. Please write a statement
about your goals, needs, interests, skills, rural experience,

CARETAKER NEEDED to live in my precious, darling A frame cabin in
the Ozark Wilderness in Northwest Arkansas from August 15, 2012 -
March 15, 2013. It is perfect for a single caretaker needing a
creative, scholarly or healing retreat. Must be someone who loves
cats; I just have one indoor cat. I need someone who likes quiet
and privacy in a wilderness setting, and who is not afraid of
Mother Nature. The small house is behind six creek crossings; so
there is the need for a certain level of fitness to be able to
leave your truck up the mountain and hike up and down for
possibly several weeks at a time. I would like the caretaker to
pay $250/month for utilities, including, electricity, propane and
phone. There are two scenarios that would work: 1) the caretaker
could be handy with finish carpentry and able to gather their own
firewood, or 2) the caretaker could afford to pay Cody another
small amount/month to do yard work, cut wood and finish the
things that need finishing, i.e., wood stove installation. Cody
is a local young man, very competent, who has lots of work and
does not want to live at my house nor does he like cats. He could
come over once a week and help you with whatever needs doing and
be on call for you in emergencies. Please email your letter of
interest and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed in multiple locations. We have
positions at apartment complexes located in Hope, Conway, Cabot,
Searcy and 40 other locations throughout the state of Arkansas.
Experienced preferred, but we will train the right person. The
position is ideal for a couple. You will be required to live on
site. We are an equal opportunity provider and employer. To
apply, please mail your resumes and inquires to


AN EXPERIENCED HOUSE AND PET-SITTER is wanted to look after our
home and pets in the historical township of Willunga in South
Australia from September 7 through September 21. We have a
comfortable four bedroom, two bathroom home which is a blend of
old and new. Open plan living with large combustion heater,
satellite TV and national broadband. We have two spoilt Jack
Russell Terriers that need a firm but fair hand and daily walks.
Nothing else needs attendance except the collection of mail and
weekly rubbish collection. Our home is close to the High Street
and weekly Farmers market, cafe's, pubs and vineyards. References
are essential. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSE AND ANIMAL-SITTER NEEDED on a 234 acre hobby farm in
Dowerin, Western Australia (160km northeast of Perth) with sheep,
chooks, birds, cats and a couple of 6th month border collie pups
to be looked after, from mid-August to mid-November. If you are a
handy man and would like some work that also would be great, but
I mainly need someone to be here to look after the animals. For
more information, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ANIMAL/HOUSESITTER needed from September 9 until September 22,
2012 in a northern Brisbane suburb (Everton Park). My
Fiancé and I are off overseas for a few weeks and are
looking for someone to look after our two story house which comes
with a loving ragdoll cat and two pygmy bearded dragons (also
loving, but lazy). We are looking for someone who cleans up after
themselves and feeds our pets, nothing too challenging. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HOUSESITTERS to care for our two aged, spoilt
and lazy cats, five chooks and free roaming guinea fowl in Lake
Barrine/Atherton, Tableland, Queensland from December 22nd, 2012
through January 5th, 2013. All reasonably low maintenance; just
require some feeding and the occasional scratch and/or brush and
you may even receive some freshly laid eggs in return for your
care. Watering of potted plants may be required. We have a modern
home; 15 minutes drive to closest small town- Yungaburra, and
Cairns is one hour away. We are close to Crater lakes, walking
tracks and access to Tinaroo Dam with a canoe available. No
mobile reception at home but is available a short stroll away,
wireless internet connection is available. Sorry we cannot cater
to smokers, children or housesitters with their own pets. Email

NEED SOMEONE for approximately 10 weeks from September through
November to mind our house plus two dogs in Newcastle, NSW. We
have a Dash Kelpie cross and Harley Lab cross who love playing
with a ball and going to the leash-free park nearby. They love
affection and spending time with you. Please email 


WE NEED ASAP a mature, financially secure couple for one to three
months to housesit our beautiful beach front compound, in
Eleuthera, Bahamas. In exchange, we offer a private
cottage/bungalow; shared vehicle, long distance (USA), Direct TV,
and DSL are provided. Owner will be on-site on and off.
Responsibilities: walk and feed our island dogs, sweep floors and
screens of the Great House, rake the grounds and water the plant:
approximately two hours per day, total. This is paradise, but it
is the islands; food is expensive and things work most of the
time. If you are frail or fearful of the elements, please do not
apply! No smokers, no drinkers. Include current photos and
references. Couples only. Please email us at


HOUSESITTERS WANTED. Experience a tropical lifestyle in southern
Belize. The property is bordered by rainforests in the center of
Maya culture. Caretake a self-sufficient owner built homestead.
Electricity from the sun. Biogas is from organic materials. Enjoy
cosmically charged rainwater and unpolluted, energy packed
rainforest air. Taste a different tropical fruit each week. Stuff
yourself with organically grown veggies. Make natural perfume
from ylang-ylang petals. Prefer a mature, responsible, drug-free,
non-smoking couple or two adults. A minimum commitment of five
weeks anytime from April through November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties, as
of this date, will be the care and feeding of one cat, six dogs,
fish tanks, vermiculture, watering young plants and minor
maintenance. For additional information, please email 


Oregon border. All paved access. All utilities. 20 minutes to the
Pacific Ocean. Outstanding mountain views with 700 feet river
frontage. An active, mature, good hearted, retired couple is
preferred. This is a long-term position. Please call

Northern California. A responsible couple or family is needed to
live in a nice three bedroom/two bath doublewide home on 10
acres. The property has fruit trees, a large garden, spring
water, great views, and is surrounded by forest and quiet. A
long-term caretaker is sought. Country skills are desirable but
not mandatory. Reliability and honesty are key! Rent from $0 -
$600 per month depending on caretaking abilities/duties.
Absolutely no marijuana growing or processing.  Please call

Healdsburg/Windsor area. This is an attractive opportunity for a
couple to live and work together, in a pleasant rural environment
– one hour north of San Francisco, who would find pleasure
living in the wine country. Searching for an honest, level-headed
professional couple to trade caretaking work for some or all of
the rent of fully furnished two bedroom house. The caretaker
couple should have a very green thumb; with carpentry, handyman,
and property management experience. Need excellent background
work history and references. Please: no pets, no hang-ups, and
that you prefer a country setting. Let's discuss the
possibilities to make this work for you and us. Open to new
ideas! Need your help soon!  Available now for the right couple.
Please respond with your qualifications and work history to be
considered by emailing to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CA, with stunning views up Old Creek Road, 15 minutes from PCH.
This position would be ideal for a couple as it is a two part
job: ranch caretaking and possible vacation rental management. A
four-wheel drive is necessary for the winter roads here. The
start date is flexible: from September 2012 - 2013 for the right
person(s). The caretaker responsibilities will include: well
management/experience, plumbing knowledge, general management of
property, fire clearance, tool/equipment maintenance, fencing,
road/grading maintenance, minor administrative, etc. $900 per
month for 80 hours per month or negotiable based on experience.
This includes housing in a one bedroom/one bath with possible
workshop off the barn, valued at $800. The vacation rental
management: (to be determined) with additional part-time job
pending. We have horse accommodations, a view of the coast, any
outside work that works with ranch management is important.
Please fax your resume and references to

LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER for my home in Ventura County from
August 22 - 26. The housesitter will need to look after my two
dogs, and must stay at the house (non-smoker) the entire time. I
will pay $20 per night. You must walk the dogs two times each
day, and feed them each morning and at night. Please email

RANCHHAND/CARETAKER NEEDED in the Russian River area. This
position requires 20 hours/week in exchange for a private
comfortable trailer with utilities in beautiful, peaceful remote
(one+ hour from Santa Rosa) rural setting. Perfect situation for
a retired couple with a modest income (not dependent on outside
employment) who desire affordable housing and enjoy active
outdoor living. Duties include (but not limited to) yard work,
forest stewardship, firewood cutting, general handyman and other
ranch chores, including 4 hours/week housekeeping. Must be
capable of and enjoy physical labor. Additional paid hours
possible. With optional additional effort, a large organic
community garden can provide much of your produce. The remote
location (one+ hour West of Santa Rosa) means you should be
someone who can enjoy and appreciate the peace and solitude of
country living without frequent trips to town. Being in the
boonies and isolated requires people who do not need frequent
social interaction other than with your partner or landlord. The
cost of transportation in terms of fuel and time make frequent
trips impractical. Internet, satellite TV and laundry facility
included. Please email with details about yourself, your
situation, and why you should be considered an ideal candidate to

WE WELCOME YOU TO WORK/LEARN WITH US on our magical ranch and
spiritual sanctuary in the Mendocino hills, north of Laytonville.
We are off grid with solar power, spring water, lake, creeks,
organic garden, old growth trees, sacred sites, meadows, timber
frame barn and main Lodge. Fluent English, German, Spanish and
some French/Hindi are spoken here. We are looking for up to two
people (no children or dogs), for short or long term, with a
willingness to work and perform seva. Tasks include: gardening,
carpentry, cooking, firewood, temple building, road work, forest
clean-up, tractor driving, event set-up, and much more. At least
28 hours/week is requested in trade for lodging (your private
10x12 fully furnished "fancy tent"), organic vegetarian
meals and what is bound to be a memorable experience. The three
land partners have lived in India and abroad for many years and
carry on that spirit here on the land. We have a Wi-Fi
connection, but no phone, and have outside showers and compost
toilets. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We look forward to meeting you. 

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE wanted for a ranch property in San
Luis Obispo County, California. A mature, hardworking and
responsible couple with previous caretaker/housekeeping
experience is desired. A mobile home is provided along with a
small monthly salary. No children. Responsibilities include
property maintenance, landscaping, housekeeping and keeping
property secure. Must be healthy and have experience operating
weedwacker, blower, chainsaw, and performing household plumbing,
carpentry skills and handyman duties as needed. Able to
communicate and work well with others. A credit, character and
criminal check will be ordered. Please send your resume and

EQUESTRIAN RANCH POSITION available on a large Northern
California horse property. We are looking for an honest and
responsible person or couple who is experienced in riding,
training, and caring for horses and all related ranch
responsibilities. This includes managing pasture and feed
programs, handling light medical issues, and keeping horses
conditioned and fit (gaited horse experience is a plus). The
position may include other duties such as providing direction to
a crew and maintaining ranch records. Must be in good health. No
drugs, smoking, or chewing. Light drinking only. Background check
and references required. Housing and utilities provided plus a
salary based on qualifications. Ideally we are looking for a
long-term person or couple with substantial horse and ranch
experience and a keen attention to details. Please contact us
with relevant experience and verifiable references at


FULL-TIME MANAGER COUPLE needed for a motel position in Cochrane,
Ontario. We are seeking a mature, experienced manager couple to
operate a 28 room motel with a seasonal restaurant and bar.
Experience in property maintenance is a must, along with
experience in handling the front desk, reservations and
administrative duties. Compensation includes a salary and
accommodation for the couple. To apply, please email your resume
with cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls

Hudson, Quebec from Wednesdays to Mondays from 9am to 5pm.
Compensation is $40,000/year in CAD, gross, plus benefits and
full board. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional
and skilled Housekeeper to provide hands-on service to a casual
household. The selected candidate will be responsible for the day
to day running of the residence ensuring standards and overall
efficiency are upheld. Supervised directly by the employer, the
responsibilities of the successful candidate will be responsible
for the daily cleaning and maintaining the general appearance of
the whole residence and the guest house, care of silver, fine
furnishings, finishes. Must have a minimum of three years
experience working full-time in a private household, along with
strong English or French communication skills. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small out of town farm, located five miles
from Atlin, British Columbia, Canada. Duties would be to cook and
keep house for an 82-year-old gentleman. Horse experience is a
must. Some fencing skills as well as irrigation work involved.
Must hold a valid driver’s license. For contact info,

CARETAKER WANTED for a 60 unit condo building in Saskatoon, in
central Saskatchewan. The successful candidate should have great
people, phone and general maintenance skills. Please submit your

invite the right manager to apply for a position caretaking
cabins and RV sites. The position includes a house on the
property. The successful applicant will have excellent people
skills as well as experience with all aspects of running a small
resort including, marketing and sales, managing the grounds,
monitoring and maintaining a swimming pool and water treatment
system, housekeeping, accounting, and comfortable running an
online reservation system. This opportunity could be suitable for
a couple. The compensation is $30,000 per year. If you are
interested in this position please send your resume to


RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Rifle, CO. Reduced/free rent provided
to care for my ranch. This would be ideal for a retired couple.
Light duties include yard work, keeping the place clean, etc. The
caretaker will work directly with the owner. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO MOUNTAIN CABIN available. Seasonal or permanent help
needed. You must love helping people. Includes hospitality,
cooking, cleaning, maintenance and more. Remote cabin, no road
access, solar power. Share the mountain experience with up to 400
hikers per day, or as few as three. Feed up to 45 people.
Functional fitness needed, wood and water hauling. This can be
for a single or a couple. No children, no pets, no smoking. Meals
are vegetarian. Beautiful, unique setting for a self-starter who
enjoys non-routine days and can think on their feet. Room and
board plus wages provided. Please email

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are a Buddhist nonprofit endeavor located
at the base of a magnificent mountain range in South-Central
Colorado. The valley floor is at 8,000 feet surrounded by
14,000-foot peaks. We are close to the Sangre de Cristo
Wilderness and the Great Sand Dunes National Park. This is an
agricultural area in an Alpine-desert environment. We have
chickens, horses and dogs and are planning to get goats or sheep
for milk, yogurt and cheese. This year we will finish the
greenhouse and grow greens and herbs in it. We also plan to plant
gardens on our land of potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, carrots,
quinoa and millet using permaculture designs. We are especially
using Geoff and Nadia Lawton's "Greening The Desert"
concepts. For the past three years we have been creating our
compost to use this year. We are seeking one or two volunteers
who can stay at least a month at a time (hopefully longer). We
prefer people who can stay a minimum of eight weeks. People with
building abilities to finish the greenhouse would be very
welcome. Helpers would be asked to carry out morning chores (feed
and water the horses, goats or sheep, and chickens), along with
other farm chores when needed. They would also help with planting
seeds, plants and trees, as well as composting and watering them.
We plan to make home-made egg noodles from the eggs and will be
making cheese and yogurt this summer. We do not slaughter any
animals for food (or for any other reason). Our ultimate goal is
to be as self-sufficient as possible. All volunteer work will not
amount to more than three hours per day, leaving volunteers time
to explore this wonderful community. In return, helpers will
receive accommodations but must provide and prepare their own
food. Volunteers will stay in a lovely retreat cabin or in a
trailer - both with a gorgeous view of the mountains. All
volunteers must have their own transportation (car, truck,
motorcycle or bicycle). Sorry, but we cannot accept children or
pets. No alcohol or drugs may be used on our property. We have
many other on-going and compassionate projects involving Buddhist
teachings, healing, music and film, as well as collaboration with
Native American leaders, which volunteers may find interesting.
Buddhists do not do "missionary work;" we do not try to
convert others. If volunteers wish to learn more about our
teachings and meditation while here, they can, but it is not
necessary. There are many spiritual centers of various religious
traditions here, along with world-class hiking, climbing
(Penitente Canyon is across the Valley); white water rafting and
hot springs. We want to express our gratefulness in advance to
all those kind enough to help us with our good endeavors. Those
interested in contacting us and viewing pictures can see some on

COUPLE WANTED for a Colorado Estate. Small salary available, live
on the property in a furnished home. Mechanical skills a must and
have own tools. Both must have people skills for entertaining!
Mowing grounds, removing snow, working on dirt bikes,
snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, etc. Housekeeping, laundry, helping with
cooking, etc. Running errands, caring for guests as they arrive.
Representing us in the community in a professional manner. This
position is for a couple, who wants a long-term relationship in
this field, so if this fits you, please contact

CARETAKER LIVE-IN NEEDED in Silt in exchange for a three bedroom,
two bath home, garage, stables, workshop, and pastures. To apply,


Estate Manager/Caretaker is sought for an 18 acre multi-building
estate in the Greenfield Hills section of Fairfield, CT. Must
have extensive knowledge and experience in the care of gardens
and grasses. You will also need excellent mechanical and handyman
skills to be able to handle a wide variety of daily projects. To
apply, please fax your resume and salary history to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 34-room historic mansion. We seek
enthusiastic experienced innkeepers. We are searching for a
couple to operate (24 hours/day) the front office, registration,
reservations, concierge, sales, light back-up housekeeping,
continental breakfast set-up, and computer/audit reporting.
Seeking a self-motivated, energetic, personable extrovert,
multi-tasker couple. The Inn has housekeeping/maintenance staff
support as needed. The restaurant/wedding facility may be leased.
This is an exceptional property in the center of an exceptional
town. The couple’s salary to be determined, plus
accommodations and healthcare. To apply, please mail your resume


experience of living in a community to take over the role of Head
Gardener and Volunteer Coordinator, who can commit to at least
six months. This is an organic chocolate farm run by a local Tico
family in one of the most amazing places in Costa Rica. Nestled
in the secluded village of Mastatal, near Santiago de Puriscal,
the farm sits at about 1,000 meters above sea level in the lush
and rugged tropical environment that is ideal for cocoa
cultivation. We have been producing organic cocoa for over 25
years. Our farm is within walking distance of the La Cangreja
National Park, Zapaton Indigenous Reserve, and many beautiful
waterfalls and river swimming holes. The area is as rich in flora
and fauna as the Osa Peninsula, including many endemic species,
even the Scarlet Macaws. The work of the farm fluctuates with the
weather. Although all stages of cocoa production, from cocoa
harvesting to making the chocolate products is the main
concentration here, this is a fully functioning farm. The farm
includes an organic/medicinal garden, bean fields, a small banana
plantation, cows, horses and chickens. The main cocoa harvest
takes place during the rainy season (roughly May - November) and
the expansion of the organic terraced gardens, bean harvesting,
and various other farm work takes place during the hot, dry
summer season (roughly December - April). Volunteers are asked to
pay $9 a day for food and accommodation, which includes three
substantial meals a day (with fresh fruits and vegetables from
the garden/farm), and sleeping in either the dorm room or tree
houses. This is in exchange for five hours work in the mornings.
The work varies day to day, however help is always needed in the
kitchen and garden and you will have the opportunity to help with
all stages of the chocolate making process, including roasting,
shelling and grinding the cocoa and making the final chocolates.
For more information, please get in touch via email with


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look for enthusiastic fellows who
would like to help us and learn about building a round shaped
sustainable cob and bamboo house, as well as organic farming,
cheese and bread making. We will start an organic vegetable
garden while working on the house. We have a flat for helpers to
stay, with a bathroom and kitchen and Wi-Fi. We offer
accommodation and lunch, but the helper should provide their own
breakfast and dinner. We expect people to work at least six hours
per day; you will be working with local workers, which is a good
way to learn Spanish, and can get you in contact with the
neighbors. We can also organize Spanish classes and excursions,
especially to the jungle, and shamanic ceremonies. We are an
Italian couple, Cecilia and Francesco, with a two-year-old son,
who first came to Ecuador in 2006. We have lived in this
beautiful country for over five years now. Cecilia is a
sociologist with a Master’s degree in Gender Studies while
Francesco has a PhD in Physics. We worked on international
cooperation and environmental research and now we started this
beautiful project of building a house for us made of cob and
bamboo. We fell in love with nature, the jungle, spirits and the
culture of Ecuador and its people, its sunsets, its climate, its
power, and we felt that here we could make our dream of living in
a self-sustainable way with real caring for the earth and our
lives. A few months ago we bought a plot of land on the slopes of
the volcano Ilal in the valley of Tumbaco, a half hour from the
city of Quito. It is a beautiful place, still quite rural but
close to everything you need. The land has approximately 3,000mq
and has a nice view of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and the
volcano of Quito, Pichincha. Here we will build our house,
capturing rainwater, recycling water from sinks, using composting
toilets, and in the future we hope to take energy from the sun.


COOK/HOUSEKEEPER needed for an American couple. This position
would be suitable for an energetic person with experience, a
valid driver's license, sense of humor and a good cook. Must
enjoy taking care of dogs and country living. The accommodation
is suitable for a single person only. Live-in/out. No pets. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN POSITION available in rural London. A male, retired,
University Lecturer is offering free accommodation plus salary
for up to 20 hours of work per week. No housework required. A cat
person is especially welcome. Please mail your resume and

PART-TIME DOMESTIC HELP needed. A cheerful, energetic, country
loving person is required to help with domestic duties in a large
country house. Must be able to cook to dinner party standards as
well as be prepared to iron, mend and clean alongside two other
staff. Mainly required in the mornings but with occasional
evening work and weekends. Highest standards expected in relaxed
informal environment. A driver’s license is required and a
knowledge of computers would be a bonus. A small, pretty, two
bedroom cottage with garden will be provided in return, with
council tax paid plus a small wage. Please reply by handwritten

COUPLE REQUIRED for a part-time position as housekeeper/cleaner
in a rural area near Swindon. Duties include general cleaning,
laundry, some cooking, occasional child care and looking after
two dogs. Driving is essential. A flexible 'can do' attitude is
required. A caretaker’s cottage will be provided.
References required. Sorry, no children. Please call

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK needed for a farmer, plus three young adults,
mostly away at school/university, plus dogs and a cat. The
successful applicant must be confident, flexible, and give
attention to detail, with good organization skills. A high
standard of cooking is required for shoot lunch parties,
preparing and serving main meals, with occasional dinner/lunch
parties. A cottage with garden and parking provided. Partner
welcome, with own employment. A full UK driving license is
essential, with your own vehicle. Please mail your resume to

HOUSEKEEPER needed for a large country house in East
Leicestershire, to help and supervise with the running of a large
house. Usual domestic duties included with minimal cooking. Other
daily help are employed here. A cheerful, trustworthy, competent
and reliable person is sought. Must be a non-smoker. Excellent
remuneration including a separate three bedroom cottage with
garden. References required. Please reply to


LOOKING FOR AN ESTABLISHED COUPLE to enjoy the surrounding
privacy of a 50,000 acre preserve, yet 30 minutes to seaside
Florida's spectacular beaches. We offer a three acre property
with fruit orchard, organic gardens, stocked fish pond, Gym, bike
trails and more. You can live in our 3,000 sq ft cedar home and
enjoy all the amenities. You just pay the expenses of $350-$450
all inclusive. Want work? There are many jobs 30 minutes away. Or
work from here with home business skills. Pets OK and RV's are
OK. If you love it here, there is a smaller house for permanent
time on the property should we come and go in the fall. Plenty of
storage for your things. Google XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/COUPLE wanted in Lake County, FL. Looking for a
husband/wife team to work at our property. The ideal couple would
have experience in general building maintenance, mowing,
cleaning/housekeeping, etc. also including care of animals.
Accommodations are available for a live-in position. Please send
your complete resume and any pertinent information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Be sure to list relevant experience,
salary requirements and references as we are presently accepting


GUARDIANS NEEDED for a house in Provence. An English family needs
an experienced, energetic couple (no children and preferably
non-smokers) to act as Guardians, House Managers and a
Housekeeper for their large holiday home in the hills of
Provence.  A two bedroom self-contained apartment and small car
will be provided. Must speak good French and be competent
drivers. Good references are essential. This position will be
available late in 2012 or early 2013.  Please mail your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

ANIMAL AND HOUSESITTER WANTED in Lot-et-Garonne, a department in
the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers,
from December 1st 2012 until February 28th 2013. I need a
housesitter who can look after my horse, dog and cat. For more
information, please email Ann at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Atlanta outskirts for the month of
September (I have found my sitter for early July). I have three
adorable cats and two great dogs living in a farmhouse near the
town of Tyrone. I need a friendly, reliable and independent
housesitter(s) to take good care of them. The person(s)
interested would also need to love the countryside and have their
own transportation. This is a beautiful area with a lot to
discover and simply enjoy. For further info, please contact


BIG ISLAND NATIVE PLANT REFUGE seeks caretaker(s) capable in
'off-grid' living at 2,400' with a passion for horticulture,
likely beginning mid-September. For more information, please

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE who will volunteer six hours per day,
five days per week and we will volunteer a place to stay and food
at our three bedroom Bed and Breakfast on 3.24 hectares. We are
located in a beautiful tropical setting. We need someone who is
willing to help and learn the day to day workings of a bed and
breakfast: preparing breakfast, help maintain a clean kitchen,
cleaning, making up rooms, washing and drying beddings/towels,
keeping the outside swept, washing off sidewalks and watering
outside plants. The suggested length of stay is three months or
longer with mutual agreement. We have a shared room open for use
with a shared bath and private entry. We would need the
cooperation of anyone staying in this room to keep all levels of
noise to a minimum for the respect to the other guests in rooms
nearby, and to be very courteous and well mannered when a guest
might be encountered. Work starts bright and early with breakfast
at 6:00am. You will prepare your own meals in a shared kitchen,
basic food is provided. We are looking for someone
self-motivated, organized, clean and neat, mature with a
respectful attitude, willing to put in some hard work, as well as
learning what we do and how we do it. We need a non-complaining
person with a good attitude when working with others. We have a
Zero Tolerance Policy meaning we cannot allow someone who has
issues to remain at our bed and breakfast. This is not to scare
you off; this is to assure you that we are serious about our bed
and breakfast and taking care of our guests. So anyone coming as
a volunteer who does not take it seriously, will not follow the
rules, or has issues, will not remain at our bed and breakfast.
No drugs, drinking, or smoking allowed. Please do not waste
someone’s chance to come to our bed and breakfast if you
are not truly interested in learning how a bed and breakfast
works. Two days a week will be for rest and relaxation. Nearby
area sights and fun things to do include beaches, secret ponds,
botanical gardens, old Hilo Town, waterfalls, volcano, and parks.
We can pick you up at the airport. The local County Bus service
and Convenience Store are located less than a mile from our
location. English is spoken. Children and pets are not accepted.
If interested, please fax your resume and references to

CARETAKER WANTED on the Big Island of Hawaii starting in
September 2012. We are looking for a couple for our three acres
in Waipio Valley. Need help with organic gardening and basic
upkeep. Caretaker’s quarters: kitchen, nice bed, privacy.
Work four hours/day in exchange for boarding. For details, please

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a remote location in Hawaii. Manage
the property and staff for a large property, and maintain houses
for the owner and guests. Basic and advanced skills are needed
for carpentry, plumbing, electrical, project management,
personnel management of five to seven staff, and troubleshooting
the phone, Internet and equipment problems. Should have Hazmat
driver’s license eligibility, and be comfortable with heavy
equipment such as a tractor or backhoe. Will need computer
proficiency for emails, Word, Excel, Quicken or similar software.
Maintain the house in ready condition with food and supplies. If
you enjoy cooking healthy meals, it can be part of the job but
not required. Please send your resume or CV to

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are a very small
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offering jungalow rentals for
individual short and long-term meditation and Art retreats.
Currently our website doesn't really reflect what we do anymore,
as we have reduced it to a minimum, but you can still visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see photos, and a revamp of the
website is in the works. We are looking for two friends or a
couple who truly know orchards and know about pruning and
weedwacking work. They need to be comfortable in maintaining
small solar systems and know how to repair and maintain our
buildings. The commitment is for six months with a possibility of
one year. This is not your mother’s backyard. Hawaii is a
subtropical rainforest and a fast-growing jungle. The exchange is
five days of three hours each, for a total of 15 hours each week
per person. The starting date is August 2012, at that point in
time, there will be a vegetable garden to be taken over from
caretakers who are leaving. The season for our citrus fruits
orchard is winter, but with care bananas can grow the whole year
round for your consumption. Do you know how to prune a tree? Can
you fix a weedwacker/small machines? You need to like this kind
of work, and we have had several foreigners who were used to work
in the Alps and other mountains and did hard labor graciously.
They enjoyed using their strength effortlessly and made very
interesting friends and had life changing experiences and we all
had a great time. They had a place to live and partially eat by
using some of their free time, to grow and tend their own
vegetable gardens while we had great maintenance work done. You
will need to be in very good physical shape to work in our
orchards, vegetable gardens, chicken coop, buildings and grounds.
Ongoing work includes weeding, orchard maintenance, building
maintenance, composting, and some housekeeping. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXPlease tell us a bit about your

“Retirement, a whole new adventure - Gary and Candy
Dates of Birth: Gary - April 14, 1951; Candy - March 3, 1952
Interests: Candy is an avid gardener and has raised vegetables,
flowers, and ground cover. She skis, snowshoes, hikes, horseback
rides, and does needlework. Gary enjoys photography, gourmet
cooking, scuba diving, skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and
Quote: “Nobody can really guarantee the future. The best we
can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved,
estimate our ability to deal with them and make our plan with
confidence.”  Henry Ford II

Candy and Gary Spaid

Gary and Candy spent most of their vacation time and their money
traveling the world during their working life.  Gary decided to
sell his registered investment adviser business and retire in
2010. The couple got the idea to have a career as property
caretakers from The Caretaker Gazette which they had subscribed
to for several years before retiring. They want to see the world
before old age embraces them.
Before retirement, the longest trip they could take was three
weeks. Now they accept assignments up to three months. They
explain, “It is so much more fun to immerse yourself in the
country by shopping locally, eating the local food, and learning
how to communicate when your foreign language skills are
limited.” (Tip: Be sure to check how long you may stay in a
country before you take the job). 
Their present assignment is taking care of two cats (Bela and
Sassy) in Bangkok, Thailand in the Silom district.  Everything
they could possible need is within walking distance. The street
food is so good there is no need to cook. Gary's bread pan (which
he carries around the world) will stay in storage in the luggage
until they get to New Zealand, their next assignment. 
People typically ask Candy and Gary how they can live out of two
suitcases. They reply, “It's actually very easy. One
suitcase is for winter clothes and the other is for summer. The
Czech Republic assignment was below freezing and Bangkok is in
the 90's.” They carry only two pairs of shoes: hiking boots
and walking shoes. In order to simplify their life, Gary and
Candy sold their six bedroom McMansion and have no regrets. They
say, “Sure, we miss our wine cellar, movie theater, and
gourmet kitchen, but our life is so much richer now that we are
caretakers. As our quote infers, each day has its challenges but
that is what makes life interesting.”
Here is their hint for responding to Caretaker Gazette requests:
Be brutally honest on what you can do. Gary and Candy admit,
“While we can take care of most horses, we have no
experience with draft animals. Also, Gary is too old for
thoroughbreds.” Stating that upfront saves both sides a lot
of time, “We accepted an assignment in New Zealand for a
place that runs on solar. We admitted we have no experience with
solar. The owner knew we usually arrive a few days early to learn
the ropes and said he would teach us everything we needed to
They try to respond to assignments that take them heading east
around the world. However, they have backtracked many times and
never regretted seeing areas that were not on their list. For
Gary and Candy, it's all about being flexible. For example, they
backtracked to Lugano, Switzerland to care for a dog and two cats
for two weeks, “We really did not know much about the area
and were delighted to take the dog on numerous hikes and do
general sightseeing. As we are avid Geocachers, we found many
hidden treasures in the Lugano area.”
They use the internet extensively to keep up with their next
assignments. They also book all travel arrangements online. Both
Skype and their Skype phone number have really helped their
nomadic lifestyle. Prospective employers and family can easily
stay in touch. They have only had one caretaking assignment that
was cancelled. A German family had to reschedule their vacation
due to problems at work.  Fortunately, the Spaids were able to
stay in an off-season ski chalet for a really low price. 
Transportation is their biggest hurdle. Gary doesn't like driving
a car, (especially on the left side of the road), so driving on
foreign roads is something they try to avoid. That means taking
local transportation. They research public transportation options
and obtain information from the locals. They carry a lap-top with
them everywhere they go which is an invaluable tool. 
They are not party-goers. They copied all of their DVDs to a
removable hard drive and watch a movie each night, “That is
important if all of the TV stations are in an incomprehensible
language. TV is not a big draw for us. We prefer more intelligent
choices. We also listen to books on the computer. I sew while
Gary cooks. It's a great arrangement.”
What's next for the Spaids? “Our job after New Zealand and
Australia ends at the end of August. We will be scouring The
Caretaker Gazette for other short term jobs in Australia until
our 90 days are up. Our best guess is that we will be in South
America from December until April as we have not done much
traveling there and we are really looking forward to those
countries and improving our Spanish. After that, who knows? Most
folks do not like to kennel their pets so we will always have
places to live. We may end up back in the U.S. in a year to see
the states we haven't visited yet or stay in the states that we

Candy on the Bangkok, Thailand property the Spaids are


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to work at a farm in the South of Iceland, at
the feet of the mighty and famous Eyjafjallajökull, which
last erupted in 2010. Our tasks will mainly be focused on
improving the environment in and preparing the place for the
winter. We will assist in cleaning up the area, clearing old
fences and replacing them, painting and preparing the farm for
winter in various ways. Volunteers will be able to assist in
regular farm work such as milking, riding and collecting hay. We
will have the opportunity to live and work with an Icelandic
family, 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, have their
own produce and we will have the opportunity to work and learn
about that. The valley of Brynjudal, where the work camp of the
first week takes place is about 80 kilometers from the capital;
deep inside Hvalfjörður. It is surrounded by mountains,
to the north of the valley is a mountain called Múlafjall,
south of the Valley are Bolafell and Suðurfjall and to the
west Þrándarstaðafjall. The valley is extremely
beautiful, with many plants and trees. There are many small
canyons, streams and waterfalls and it is a popular place for
hikers to visit. Along the valley runs the river
Brynjudalsá which starts in Sandvatn. Hvalfjörður
lies north of Reykjavík and Mosfellslbær and is the
longest fjord in the south-west of Iceland, cutting 30kms deep
into the land along a north-east/south-west axis and curling to
the east at its head. Before the Hvalfjarðargöng tunnel
was opened in 1998 and the main ring-road rerouted underneath the
fjord, all traffic heading north or west to and from
Reykjavík had to follow the fjord all the way around - a
drive of an hour or two. The second week will take place in the
area of Úlfljótsvatn a 70 km drive from
Reykjavík. The area is popular among scouts and nature
lovers and it is popular for recreational fishing. The working
plan will be flexible and 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. In this camp, volunteers will
be hosted in a farmhouse, sleeping on mattresses on the floor.
Volunteers will have to bring their own sleeping bag. The house
is a fully equipped home, with access to a kitchen, bathroom and
washing machine. We will share the different duties of cooking
and cleaning. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the wooded Northwest (near
Sandpoint, ID). Seeking a candidate whose professional background
falls within the broad product commercialization field. Rent-free
living offered. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


A SINGLE HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER wanted for a five bedroom house on
an eight-acre farmette in a rural area about 100 miles south of
Chicago. You only need to work about 15 hours a week (grass
mowing, landscaping, snow removal, and maintenance) in return for
a private room and bath and kitchen privileges. My wife and I
travel and will be in the house only occasionally. No pets or
smoking, please. Prefer someone with handyman and carpentry
skills and accustomed to living on an isolated rural property.
You will need a car. This long-term position is available now.
Please email when you would be available, and why you would be
interested in this position, along with your references to
CaretakerGazette@gmail.com and place this in the Subject Line:
Illinois Farmette Position. Thank you. P.S. For those who have
previously responded, the person we hired did not show up here as
planned, so we still need to locate someone.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a not-for-profit organization
serving persons with disabilities seeks a caretaker for 175 acres
of hilly forest and pasture land located in southern Indiana in
Bristow off I64. Duties include organic gardening, grounds care,
small greenhouse and animal care. Private residence, board,
utilities and small stipend are furnished. Ideal position for a
single or married couple desiring to learn/practice animal
husbandry and organic gardening with optional participation in
summer camp programs for adults and children with disabilities.
Owners in residence. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


PET/HOUSESITTER WANTED in County Antrim, Northern Ireland from
September 22nd to October 8th 2013. I would love someone to take
great care of my three dogs and one cat starting in September
2013 for two weeks and two days. My dogs would hate to be away
from home and I would not enjoy my time away. I live in the
country, Co Antrim, so if you have a car that would be good, as
you would need this to get about. Possible loan of a car could be
arranged. There is so much to see and do in this area and it is
very peaceful. You would need great references please. For more


LIVE-IN HOUSE MANAGER needed with a £top tax free package
available. My client is looking for a Household Operations
Manager who will report to the Director of the Palaces. Your role
will include supervising the Housekeepers, Butlers and Laundry.
This is a diverse and extremely challenging “hands on
role” with overall responsibility and accountability of the
entire household operation. Includes the management and
supervision of all Household Staff across four locations
including organizing all domestic staff’s schedules and
staff rotation, overseeing all Housekeeping teams to ensure that
high standards are met. Must assign duties for all Teams and
apply knowledge of all housekeeping techniques, and conduct
spontaneous checks. Continuous following up is a must. You will
be responsible for scheduling staff vacations throughout the
year. Must possess extensive knowledge of Food and Beverage
Operations and be responsible for organizing events on all scales
and maintaining high levels of service to the family. You will be
responsible for keeping household inventory supplies on a regular
basis and purchasing both locally and internationally. Must
follow up on all maintenance issues to ensure that they are
completed to a high standard and solve emergency maintenance
issues which may arise with direct coordination with the
Maintenance Department. Coordinate logistics of transporting the
main operation (Domestic Staff) to the other three locations and
liaise with other departments (Logistics, Maintenance,
Horticulture, Communications) when required by the Household.
Skills required: strong managerial/leadership skills with proven
experience of managing private residences with more than 5+ years
experience, possess excellent knowledge of floor supervision,
public areas, office management, work with textiles, fabrics and
other materials, use of cleaning materials and equipment,
laundry, and scheduling administration, able to work and perform
under pressure, able to delegate responsibilities, highly
organized and able to perform multiple tasks with ease and
calmness, able to manage large teams of people, able to
communicate with different cultures, problem solving abilities,
to be able to train all staff (Butlers/Laundry and Housekeeping)
in their appropriate areas, accuracy, confidentiality and
familiarity with working in this environment, ability to be
flexible and work unsociable hours, proficient in using MS Word,
Excel and Outlook, neat and tidy appearance, superb command of
the English language both written and oral. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SUMMER CARETAKER WANTED: immediate opening available for a
qualified person on an island in Maine. A small cottage and food
allowance, plus salary provided. Duties include property upkeep:
(painting, boat maintenance and handling, navigation and
understanding of small motor boat systems, some light carpentry,
and repairs). Excellent references are required. College students
welcome. Please email interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OUR CLIENT SEEKS a mature, responsible and discrete couple with
the skills necessary to manage a home and small farm/forest
operation on a large property in Downeast Maine. Candidates must
be able to anticipate the needs of the owners and their guests,
have good communication skills, and liaise with other managers,
contractors and security firm. Duties include routine property
management of large forest: light maintenance of roads, trails
and gates; snowplowing; light use of chainsaw, brush-cutter and
tractor; etc. Other duties will include the supervision of a
blueberry field lease, apple orchard development and maintenance.
In addition to property management activities, the couple would
manage the home, keep it clean and ready for use, and provide
light maintenance and repairs, grounds-keeping and gardening. In
addition to these skills, the ideal couple would bring formal
training and the ability to serve as Chef/Cook when the owner and
guests are present. A nice on-site home in a private location is
provided in addition to salary commensurate with experience and
level of duties performed. Please email a letter of interest,
resumes and three references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


A MATURE SINGLE OR COUPLE, with your own income, is needed to
housesit a split-level home in South Boston from August 26
through December 1, 2012. No pets or smokers please. References
required and will be thoroughly checked. Please email


FREE SPACE AVAILABLE to a family or persons who would like to
live near Casas Grandes, a town located in the northern Mexican
state of Chihuahua. I am looking for a person who would enjoy
being a permanent resident here. A studio style apartment is
available on a farm, 18 km from Casas Grandes. People who have
come to this area have supported themselves through their
Internet business, teaching, therapeutic massage, tuning up
modern cars, making things and exporting products to the US. Or
come with a retirement pension, use the nine hole golf course,
swimming pond, museum, and be close to Mata Ortiz and Colonia
Juarez. A good understanding of Spanish will make the stay more
enjoyable. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOME AVAILABLE TO SHARE on horse ranch in Howell. A private
suite, bath, shared kitchen available in exchange for two hours
per day labor. Need an eight month commitment, starting in
September, 2012. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HANDYMAN/CARETAKER needed for an Alma area home. Flexible time of
approximately 50 hours/month in the summer, and 20 hours/month in
the winter. $9/hour. Reasonable mechanical skills and good
driving record are required. This is a good opportunity for an
early retiree looking for supplement income. To apply, please

in Onaway, MI. The caretaker will receive a rent free, two
bedroom apartment, with utilities included. No monetary
compensation will be provided. This live-in position at an
affordable retirement living property requires availability
onsite or within a five mile radius from 5pm to 8am weekdays/both
24 hour periods on weekends, with available time off each month.
Perform building security checks, light maintenance and snow
removal as needed and respond to all emergency calls.
Applications may be picked up in person at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Equal housing opportunity.


APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed. This is a part-time position
available for a small apartment community in St. Louis Park.
Caretaker must live on site. Duties include, but are not limited
to, leasing, rent collection, resident relations, maintenance
supervision and cleaning. Full rent credit, plus salary, plus
bonus provided. Please fax your resume to

looking for a professional and reliable maintenance
technician/caretaker for our 36 unit apartment complex in Apple
Valley, Minnesota. The two positions available are full-time. We
would consider a couple who want to split the duties into two
part-time positions. Applicants must have experience and be
skilled in plumbing, electrical, gas and appliance repair. Duties
will include all apartment/building maintenance, turns, grounds
and building clean-up. Requirements: two or more years experience
in apartment maintenance or related work, boiler license. Must be
able to pass a background check and drug test. Please submit your
resume by faxing it to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

APARTMENT CARETAKER COUPLE needed part-time in West St. Paul.
Must live onsite, and one person must stay home during each day.
Duties will include cleaning, light maintenance, and leasing. A
background check and two years experience are required. Please


A BEAUTIFUL PLANTATION near Natchez, Mississippi needs a friendly
caretaker or couple. Couple preferred. This is a gorgeous
environment for a naturalist. The caretaker will need to do heavy
lifting once in awhile, regular two horse care, one dog care,
have organic gardening, maintenance and repair skills, and be
computer savvy. Because of marketing the vegetables, you will
need to be friendly and have good social skills. You will need to
drive, have your own vehicle, and be able to drive a pickup
attached to a horse trailer. If you can ride and work the horses,
it would be great. You will also need to be self motivated, a
creative thinker, healthy, non drug user, and prefer no tobacco.
Need a progressive thinker without trauma residue that affects
work. Two bedroom, one bath, big porches, historic, rustic, comfy
home is yours to use and keep neat and clean. Small monthly
salary and opportunity for extra jobs for extra income. The job
starts in September for a minimum of six months. I would need to
interview you before then, hopefully in person. Must be tolerant
of heat, humidity, insects and wild critters because of the
tropical woodsy climate here May through September. Please call


HOUSESITTER NEEDED from August 10, 2012 to October 10, 2012 in
northwest Montana by Glacier National Park. Beautiful home and
flower gardens on 9.5 acres with pond and creek near Whitefish
Montana. Internet access available. The main responsibilities are
to take care of a small dog, indoor cat, and two small birds. I
am looking for a single person or couple without animals. It
would be great if you like to explore the outdoors, visit Glacier
National Park or just have some quiet time! For more details


WINTER INNKEEPERS NEEDED in historic Ocean Grove. Live rent-free
in a quaint seaside community from mid-September to mid-May with
all utilities including cable TV paid, plus 20% commission on
bookings. All this in exchange for maintaining our 12-room inn
during the off season. Duties include taking reservations over
phone and on line, preparing and serving breakfast, keeping rooms
and public areas clean and performing normal maintenance. This is
an ideal situation for a couple or individual with hotel
experience. We would be willing to train aspiring candidates.
Please no phone calls. Please send resumes by email after you
visit our website, where you can also see description of the inn:

INNKEEPER COUPLE WANTED for a seaside inn on Jersey Shore.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an 18 room Spring Lake, NJ Bed and
Breakfast seeks an innkeeper couple to manage all aspects of
operations, housekeeping, food and beverage, marketing,
reservations, maintenance, and bookkeeping. Experience in
hospitality, hotel or inn management. Having the ability to
multi-task along with having cooking skills is necessary.
References are required. Attractive compensation package includes
an apartment, monthly compensation, plus a bonus incentive. This
position will start as short term but may lead to a long term
commitment. Please email your resume and salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and take a moment to review our


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs volunteers. This is a fully
sustainable farm/renewable energy learning center powered by
wind, sun and biogas. It borders beautiful mountain wilderness in
northern New Mexico, next to lakes, rivers and hot springs.
Helpers can expect nice accommodation (there are several
apartments) and excellent local food (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 feet 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
those interested can learn about all 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. 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, at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 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 email


A NICE ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, situated in a private, serene
setting in the Catskills NY area, is available free of charge in
exchange for caretaker/handyman work. The apartment is in
Liberty, NY and will include all utilities. This would be ideal
for an honest single person, with no drug/drinking problems. It
is located in a bungalow colony with most of the work required
during the summer rental season then total privacy for the rest
of the year. If you are interested, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave a message with your phone
number if you receive my answering machine. Thank you.

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED to maintain our 10,000 sq ft home on
Long Island, NY. Duties would include cleaning, laundry, cooking
and occasional babysitting. Must be available Monday through
Saturday 7am to 8pm. Compensation will be based on experience and
also includes full room and board including private bath. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


RESOURCEFUL COUPLE NEEDED to take care of 3.5 acres of
off-the-grid coastal property, near San Juan del Sur, including
the main house (where the caretakers will live), two cabins
(could be rented as a salary) and pool. Starting mid-August
(long-term). Duties needed: supervise on-site living local
handyman for maintenance purposes and love and feed two dogs and
four cats. Our solar powered property is located on a hill, in
very natural setting, with ocean and valley view, three km from
pristine beaches. A 4x4 will be provided. Spanish-speaking a
must. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more.


GENERAL LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for an elderly gentleman in
Gastonia, NC. Cooking and light housework is required. References
must be provided. To apply, please call

LANDLUBBERS looking to trade for experience living on the water.
Two responsible, professional adults 50s/60s looking to trade a
month of living on your catamaran for a month of living in their
beautiful, mid-1800s farmhouse in rural North Carolina
(Saxapahaw). Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? On an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, our
collective is for anyone keen to learn, share ideas, and work
hard. We are building a sailboat and when she is finished (we aim
for 2012/2013), we want to sail the world, visiting other
eco-villages, collecting knowledge and traveling in the most
eco-friendly way possible. Anyone who helps us out will have the
chance to join our crew. We also work on the farm, building up
the infrastructure to create a stable base for our community. We
live with our dog, the farm cat and some (very) free-range
chickens. We keep bees and make jam; this year we harvested our
first crop of potatoes and planted next seasons raspberries.
Eventually we hope to grow all our food. We want to create a
place that will continue to flourish, where crops, thoughts,
adventures, and of course boats, can grow! We ask for a minimum
commitment of thirty days, with a week-long trial period. We
welcome anyone as long as you are happy to work hard and help out
where needed. There are enough beds for eight volunteers and the
schedule is Monday to Friday, with approximately eight to nine
hours of work a day. Please bring your pets if you can! Boat work
is predominantly during the winter and jobs include welding the
deck, installing the engine, sewing the sails, constructing the
mast and fitting the interior. If you have any particular skills
in these areas, please let us know. On the farm you may be asked
to do anything from plowing and harvesting to jam making, roof
building, beekeeping, digging, painting, or grinding the barley
for our morning porridge. It is guaranteed that you will be asked
to cook; our diet is vegetarian and we try to eat only seasonal
food, grown as locally as possible. On the weekends there are
forests and mountains to explore, and we have skis, tents and
bikes available for those who want to go adventuring. Come help
us out and join our tribe of sea-gypsies! Please send an email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you would be
interested in our community and please place this in Capital
Letters in the Subject Line: SEA GYPSY APLLICATION so we know you
have been reading our description here. Thanks.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a live-in Innkeeper for a
unique Ohio inn. The new owners of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
located in beautiful Hocking Hills, Ohio, are seeking a dynamic
individual to manage their rustic country inn. The owners are
looking for someone to partner with them for the long-term; this
is not a short-term inn sitting position. Candidates must be able
to supervise the existing staff and personally participate in the
day-to-day operations of the inn. Prior hospitality and
supervisory experience is preferred. Compensation includes
salary, innkeeper’s quarters with paid utilities, and an
incentive bonus program. Please submit your resume and salary

BUILD OR BRING YOUR OWN HOME to our 40 secluded wooded acres.
Gardening, wood heat, spring water, sawmill available. Christian
couple is offering a permanent home-place and fellowship to
honest, hardworking, humble, self-supporting, like-minded people.
We need occasional animal tending and homestead watching in our
absence. We are desiring to expand, seeking interested co-workers
to build a self-supporting future here. We are visual artists,
builders, etc. in Athens, OH, near Ohio University. Please email


OREGON COAST DOG SITTER NEEDED from September 2012 through May of
2013. Must be a dog friendly person or couple. (Non-smoking).
Lucy, our seven-year-old Labrador, is well trained and lives
inside as part of the family. Duties include taking care of Lucy
and limited light maintenance of your studio apartment and
grounds. Located on 2 ½ private acres about a 10 minute
drive from downtown Florence. Nice studio apartment up one flight
of stairs with vaulted ceilings, view of Siltcoos Lake. Water,
sewer, garbage and electric provided with apartment. Laundry
facilities are located on ground floor. Florence is in the
National Dune Recreation area and is surrounded by numerous
lakes. Beach access is about two miles away. If interested please

HELP WANTED. A permanent all around farm caretaker is needed on
our farm in northwestern Oregon. Housing will be included. To
apply, please mail your letter of interest/resume and references


CARETAKER WANTED for a cacao farm in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. I'm
looking for the right person or couple to care for and maintain a
beautiful hand crafted Tropical Island home and make the most of
the 13 acre farm planted mostly in cacao. Being able to speak
Spanish is helpful; enjoying the remoteness and privacy is
required. The island is surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and
all transportation to and from the island is only by boat. You
need to be self-sufficient and self-reliant. This is a lifestyle
opportunity not a paid position. More info is available at


CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a large estate in Southeastern
Pennsylvania. Duties include landscaping maintenance,
housekeeping, minor farming, animal care, and lawn and pool
maintenance. Benefits include health and dental insurance,
apartment, auto, and vacation. Must have experience. Salaries are
negotiable. Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


and Open Learning centre, a project from the
out of a dream of reconnecting with nature and ourselves, to
share knowledge and experience with each other, and to live a
sustainable life. We receive volunteers and guests from all over
the world, who come to help in the creation of this project, and
to participate in our open learning/non-formal education
activities. Permaculture including natural building, natural
gardening, food forest and healing are our main focuses. We have
activities on a regular basis such as meditation, yoga, talking
circles, improvisations of music and dance. We are located 3km
from Nisa, in the district of Portalegre in the North Alentejo of
Portugal. To learn more and to see photos, please visit our


COUPLE REQUIRED. We are searching for a responsible, mature
couple to caretake and help in a house in Borders village near
Jedburgh. The position would include cooking and housework,
part-time help in the garden, and looking after cars and driving.
Dog lovers are essential. A three bedroom cottage is available by
agreement. This may suit a couple who are semi-retired. Please
apply with full resume and references to:


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Selby, SD is looking for volunteer
help for August, September, and October. We are a centuries old
organic farm on 1,100 acres. We raise Angus cattle, small grains,
Hair sheep, goats, pigs, horses, turkeys, chickens, Muscovy,
ducks, guineas and more. Everything on our farm is "free
range" which means you may get snuzzled by a mama pig or
some other critter. We have a large garden and are Chapter
Leaders for the Weston A. Price Foundation. We do Lacto
fermentation, make tinctures, do wild crafting, and make cheese,
butter, kefir, kombucha, and ginger beer. We practice holistic
management with our farm and animals. We study Dung Beetles and
really like getting into our soils with the microbes. We will pay
a $50.00/month stipend. We are harvesting Millet and Flax at the
moment, and we also have a large garden that needs to be
harvested. You have two choices for lodging: The old farm house
with no services except electric or we do have a house (for
volunteers) in town, which is three miles from the farm. We are
in the process of making both houses more livable and you would
help with that. We use horses to move our cattle, we practice
Holistic Management. We milk Jersey milk cows and Nubian goats.
There are lots of things to do on this farm. We try to not work
our volunteers to death. And we want you to be part of our
family. You can expect some long days and some not so long. We
want you to bring whatever you have to offer. We expect you to
ride for the brand or ride on down the road. Dishonesty,
laziness, bad attitudes and foul language are not tolerated. Our
in-house library has hundreds of books DVD's CD's and journals
for you to study, read and enjoy. We also have seven dogs, four
of which are Border Collies and they get lots of supervised
exercise and training. If interested, please contact us at 


CAT AND HOUSESITTER WANTED in Las Alpujarras, Andalucia, in
Southern Spain for August/September or longer. This is a
re-request due to the selected housesitter having changed her
mind. The housesitter will be required to look after our five
cats. Nothing else expected. A car driver is essential –
and a vehicle is available. Please email


BONJOUR! I am a small environmental research and observation
outpost perched on an alpenfield at 4,000 feet in the
Tri-National Mt-Blanc Conservation Zone’s Trient Valley, in
Switzerland. I can trade a good bed, three square meals and two
snacks 7/7, plus a choice of courses/apprenticeships with
certifications in dry rock wall building, wood sculpting, soil
biology, the practical working side of conservation) in exchange
of 30 hours of work per week (5 x 6 hours, 4 x 7½ hours,
or otherwise flexible.). The work involved ranges from get down
and dirty conservation work, environmental up keeping and general
maintenance to forestry, field and wood work. Required: honesty,
reliability, and a strong sense of ethic toward beings tiny, big,
and small. For more information and to apply, please call 


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX a family farm nestled in the rolling
hills of Milam County, needs volunteer help starting in August.
We operate a raw milk dairy and cheese creamery. We also have a
horse-powered vegetable CSA. Our newest ventures are aquaponics
green houses for vegetables and sprouting seeds for animal feed
(fodder system). We can always use a hand with daily operations
and special projects. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see if you would be interested in
helping out, and if so, please contact us through our website.

ON-SITE CARETAKER COUPLE needed to take care of the headquarters
and wildlife and provide cooking and cleaning for a 17,000 acre
South Texas hunting ranch. Please fax your resume to 

I NEED TWO LIVE-IN CARETAKERS in the Lancaster, TX area. A couple
is preferred, since I need one person for personal/household work
and the other person for land/structural work. Must love animals.
To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available for a small Hill Country ranch.
Strong maintenance skills will be a plus. Prefer a semi-retired
couple receiving retirement or social security income. A nice
home and hourly wage provided. Please fax your resume to

NEED AN EXPERIENCED RANCH HAND. Skills must include the ability
to work cattle; horses; weld; operate a backhoe; and all other
related duties. We are near Pecos, Texas. House, salary,
utilities and ranch truck furnished. Please fax your resume with
references and phone numbers to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER POSITION available with a small Hill Country ranch.
Strong maintenance skills will be a plus. We prefer a
semi-retired couple who are receiving retirement or Social
Security income. A nice home and hourly wage will be provided.

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. Looking for a married couple to take
care of houses and grounds on a Texas ranch. No ranching duties.
No kids, smoking, drinking or drugs. Cleaning, laundry, light
cooking, grounds and building maintenance and vehicle care. Full
time job for two people. Modest salary, housing, utilities and
ranch vehicle provided. Please email your qualifications, prior
employment history with dates and salary requirements to 

WEST TEXAS RANCH near Breckenridge seeks an executive housekeeper
to assist with the daily functions of maintaining a 7,000 square
foot residence and its adjacent structures. Applicants must be in
strong health and are subject to drug testing at any time.
Individuals as well as couples will be considered. Housing would
not be offered on the ranch initially but might be something
considered in the future. Responsibilities (executive
1. Housekeeping on a daily basis with a rotating schedule of
2. Weekly laundry and ironing, with occasional cooking
3. Purchase and stocking of supplies throughout the residence
4. Errands for household maintenance
5. Interaction and oversight of occasional contractors
6. Special projects as they may arise
1. Substantial experience in a similar position
2. Ability to handle several priorities and locations
3. Possess written and verbal skills to communicate effectively
4. Basic computer skills to include email and spreadsheet
5. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record
The position offers a competitive compensation package with a
benefits package that includes medical insurance and a 401(k)
retirement plan. Company may assist with covering any moving
expenses that might arise. As with all ranch employees, work
schedule will be at the discretion of ranch management and will
be based upon activity at the ranch. Various weekends and
holidays will be required and should be expected. Employees
working more than 40 hours per week will be eligible for overtime
pay, in accordance with state and federal employment laws. To
apply, please send your resume and references to ranch manager Ty
who can be reached at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


WANTED: A mature, single, healthy, English-speaking person to
live rent-free in a separate guest house located on our acreage
in a prestigious gated community in McLean. This is a long-term
position. Living quarters, including utilities, will be provided
in exchange for part-time house cleaning, housesitting and
general household help. No salary, pets, or smoking, and you must
have your own car in good working condition. The guesthouse is a
large one bedroom with full bath, a small modern kitchen, washer
and dryer and new carpeting. Please send a letter of interest and


ANIMAL AND HOUSESITTER REQUIRED to look after a small holding in
rural Wales, in a beautiful location, with stunning scenery and a
very comfortable house from August 29th until September 7th 2012.
Our home is located in Capel Iwan, Pembrokeshire, Wales. We will
need an able person to take care of our ten dogs, three cats,
three ponies, and four goats - all very friendly. The goats and
ponies will only need water as they will be out grazing. We would
prefer a couple and you must have great checkable references.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in rural Washington seeks a caretaker
or couple with their own RV. Should have skills in building,
plumbing, electrical, and off-grid living. Must be financially
stable, with three years of storable food per person. Barter in
summer, reasonable rent in winter. Must be available some daytime
hours. Need ASAP. Must love dogs and the earth. Preference for
spiritual, No drugs or drama. Hearts of Gold and Wills of Steel.
Key words: Dollar collapse, earth changes. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX could be a good fit.


apartment home community. Duties include preparing vacant units
and routine apartment maintenance. Basic electrical, plumbing,
and carpentry knowledge is helpful. Must furnish hand tools and
transportation. Retirees are welcome to apply. Please fax your


CARETAKER NEEDED for a Northern Wisconsin home from October to
May. Located in a beautiful rural setting, only 30 miles south of
Duluth, MN and Lake Superior on 50+ acres. This is a great
opportunity for those who love snow and winter weather. Looking
for a responsible, financially secure single (woman preferred) or
couple to live in the house and care for our property. The
caretaker will be responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the
house and property including lawn care and snow removal. The
ideal candidate can operate and trouble shoot problems with lawn
mowers, the snow blower and chainsaw. This is a great opportunity
for an artist or writer looking for quiet time in a rural
setting. References and background check required. Please email


CAMP CARETAKER WANTED. A full-time position during the summer
months, and part-time during the "off-season" is
available through The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, owned by the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Responsibilities will include:
maintenance, repair, and the upkeep of the Camp facilities and
grounds. Basic electrical and mechanical skills are required. On
premises for five months. Computer and record keeping skills are
also required. Will need to take and coordinate reservations for
the Camp, year round and submit regular facility and reservation
reports. The salary will be commensurate with experience. This
opening is available immediately. To apply, please mail your
resume - application to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Europe: Responsible, professional couple seeking
House/Pet-sitting opportunities from September '12 to January
'13. On extended travel hiatus; seeking new experiences in
beautiful places. Not afraid of housework or manual labor. Good
with gardens/plants, great with pets. Very clean. Non-smokers.
Ideally three to six week stay, but we are very flexible.
Outstanding references. If interested, please contact 

Professional Couple (late fifties) is seeking a long-term house
sitting/or low rent in exchange some hours/week:
Sarasota/Longboat Key/Palm Beach/Boca Raton areas. Handyman,
maintenance, repair, chauffeur. Experience with hospitality, pet
care, gardening and landscaping, administrative tasks! Excellent
references! Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

We are a couple (35 years old), I look older says my wife. We are
looking to caretake a lodge/resort in Alaska (where we currently
reside on the Kenai Peninsula). I am a former Marine (Sgt) and
contractor, and my wife is an ICU nurse. We have two children
ages ten and eight, and we have rugged Alaskan hospitality
experience. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Strong single female with caretaking experience seeks physical
job in the U.S. where I can bring my two Blue Lacy puppies, who
are also work dogs that can herd cattle or goats, or route out
critters from land. In exchange for housing and
groceries/stipend. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Responsible, hard-working couple looking for a long-term
caretaker position in London, UK. Available September 2012.
Please contact us by email at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible, experienced couple seeking housesitting, caretaking,
workamping position in the Salt Lake City area 7/2012 to 3/2013
or part thereof. We RV full-time with pets and need space to
park. Our pets can stay in our RV if need be. Please email

Couple seeking 2/3 bedroom single family home/townhouse in South
Florida, Ft. Lauderdale preferred. Wife has background in
leasing/property management willing to do light housekeeping in
exchange for the right home. We are in our mid-fifties, are fun
and down to earth, but serious when needed. Would like to
relocate before January 2013. Please email

Uniquely and exceptionally qualified individual will provide free
live in caretaker/security presence for an absentee owner on a
residential waterfront property. Financially independent,
physically fit, stable single mature male will provide numerous
credible references. I'm a professional sales engineer; work
alone from home and flexible regarding location. Self
disciplined, non smoker, no pets and require no supervision.
Prefer ocean front in Southern California, but would consider
anywhere on the coast. For more info see my website:

We are a young 52 and 44 professional couple seeking to caretake
in a beautiful (preferably warm) climate anywhere in the world.
We are reliable, have no attachments, love animals, trustworthy
and are in excellent health and could be willing to stay long
term, given the right circumstances. He has vast business and
marine experience (power and sail), is a licensed Captain (having
operated a successful charter catamaran in the Caribbean for five
years), is very handy, manages all regular maintenance,
independent and is a good problem solver. He has years of
experience supervising staff having owned numerous companies. She
has a strong financial background, with food and beverage,
provisioning/housekeeping and entertaining experience. She also
has good 1st mate/stewardess skills (having helped her partner to
operate a successful charter catamaran in the Caribbean for five
years), exceptional attention to detail and is a certified yoga
instructor. Both hold First Aid, CPR and are licensed bartenders.
CV's and references available upon request. Please email

Mature older lady, healthy energetic, dedicated, retired LPN,
nurse seeks long-term varied positions to fit your needs for you
and your loved ones. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Personal Assistant/Companion seeks a quiet, relaxed engaging
position. Tropics/warm climate. Live in with comfortable salary.
Please contact me for an extensive disclosure of
information/abilities, etc. Please email 

Semi-retired 48-year-old gentlemen and wife, seeking a caretaker
position. Have experience with electrical, plumbing, carpentry,
masonry, fence, roofing, pool care, vehicle maintenance, boating,
ATV, landscaping, pet care, horsemanship skills, feeding turn in
and out, mucking stalls and wildlife management. 25 years
firearms training, first aid, personal protection, residential
security, concealed carry permit holder and available to travel
for added security. Will investigate the noise in the middle of
the night and ensure your family and property are safe. Will
professionally and tactfully interact with all persons, while
caretaking and maintaining security. I’m confident you will
find us friendly, loyal, trustworthy and reliable. Please email 

Mature resourceful woman with dog seeks housesitting/caretaking
position(s) in Western Colorado/eastern Utah. Income needed. Will
consider other locations for the right long-term opportunity. I'm
an avid photographer-gardener (rose specialist)-writer-driver who
enjoys nature and solitude. Please email

I am a 58-year-old retired teacher of 31 years. I am a Christian
woman who is very reliable, cautious, safety minded, trustworthy
and honest. I have owned my own home for over 35 years, so I know
what is involved in running and maintaining a home. I would like
to housesit so that I have an opportunity to see other parts of
the world, as well as provide peace of mind and quality service
to homeowners. Your home is your most treasured asset, and I can
assure you that I will take excellent care of it as if it was my
own home. I do have housesitting experience. For almost 40 years,
I have lived in and maintained homes over holiday breaks,
weekends, and summers. Now that I am retired, I have the
flexibility to housesit anytime, anywhere, and any length of
time. I have experience with taking care of pets. I have taken
care of horses, chickens, guineas, dogs, cats, birds, goats, and
a raccoon. If you think a couple would be more efficient, I have
a very good friend who has worked with me. We have collaborated
on some projects where the homeowner preferred a male and female.
He is a Christian man retired from the Air Force. He holds a
Bachelor's degree in Criminology and held a high security
clearance. I know I will be able to offer you peace of mind as
you vacation or take care of personal business Please call 

Mature, highly energetic caretaker couple with four years
experience caring for a 200+ acre estate plus nine years
hospitality industry experience seek a year round position as
caretakers or inn/bed and breakfast managers. In our current
position, one of us is responsible for mowing approximately 40
acres of lawn weekly, hay making and hay sales, daily pool care,
snow plowing, animal care, equipment maintenance as well as
pruning, tree removal and other outdoor tasks as required. The
other of us is responsible for cleaning two houses, laundry, as
well as maintaining planters and the outside areas around the
house in pristine condition at all times. Our hospitality
industry experience includes dining room management, wedding and
other catered event management, server training, gift shop
management, front desk, accounting , and other skills acquired
during our nine year employment at an in-park 120 room lodge in
Utah. Have truck, will travel from our current location on the
east coast to anywhere in the lower 48 for the right opportunity.
The opportunity to cook must be a part of any new position for
one of us – and the lack of that opportunity our primary
reason for seeking a new position. Please contact 

The building restorations and repair extraordinaire, available
for personal/investment projects, estate management and rehabs,
the hands on supervisor. Resume and References available, remain
licensed and insured. Intriguing opportunities may reply to 

I’m a mature responsible caretaker for your island or
vacation property. I have many years experience as an
Administrative Assistant to Drs and VP's, Estate Management and
caretaker experience! I'm a great housekeeper and cook and
I’m available on a permanent basis. Livable wage to be
determined. Please contact Nicki at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker/Manager couple looking for a position in Southern
California. I have 5½ years experience in managing and
caretaking private properties. My husband works as a handyman on
the property. We are hard working and honest people who will
treat your property like our own! Looking to relocate to be
closer to our family. If you would like to contact us we would
love to hear from you. Please email Jeff at 

Retiring Professional Firefighter of 32 years looking to provide
services as Groundskeeper, Maintenance/Caretaker of your estate.
Experienced in yard care, building and equipment maintenance,
carpentry and basic electrical experience with attention to
detail. On site residency not required, but benefits a plus.
Areas between Falmouth and Boothbay Maine considered. Excellent
references upon request. Your consideration is appreciated.

Jackson Hole WY ranch couple is seeking a long-term, live-in
position. Larry has over 30 years experience with horses and
livestock, including packing and guiding, corral boss in charge
of herds from 30-100 head, and his own shoeing business. His
other skills are irrigation, driving teams, heavy equipment,
fencing and carpentry. Peggy is a ranch gal raised in the Black
Hills and educated in New York City. She is a master gardener
with a degree in botany. She has owned her own catering business
and cleaning business. We both are detail oriented with strong
customer service backgrounds. Personal and professional
references and photos furnished upon request. Please call

Caretaker position wanted. A responsible ranch family is looking
for a rural property to manage, does not matter how small or
large, preferably within fifty miles of Eagle, Colorado. We are a
family of four, extremely meticulous, responsible, and
knowledgeable about all aspects of caring for rural properties,
having run our own operation for thirty years. We have outside
income from various businesses and are looking for a place to be
able to raise our chickens and horses. Please email us at

Responsible Scottish couple running a successful tourism company
in Spain April until October looking for an interesting position
anytime anywhere between late October and March. Excellent skill
set including customer service, catering, wine knowledge,
property management and animal welfare. Clean driving licenses.
Love travel and challenges. For full CV's photos, references and
background please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Self-reliant, motivated, resourceful 47-year-old female searching
for a caretaking endeavor in the Santa Cruz, California area. I
am an owner of my own modest 4-acre farmette and know what it
takes to do the job right. Rest assured, I would treat your
property and animals with the same respect and love that I would
mine. I also am a home owner of a small home in Maui. Grew up in
Idaho and Montana but have lived a handful of places throughout
the US and Hawaii. My needs are unique in that I have a horse,
two dogs, five cats that need to go with me. I am extremely
hard-working, goal-oriented, and always put my best foot forward.
I keep a clean home and make every attempt to keep it odor free
from the pets. I am creative and love solving problems.
Comfortable with horses and the liability that goes with it. I
have two tantamount attributes: First, I care and am passionate
about my job and tasks at hand; second, believe in communication.
I must have a good internet connection, however, because I am a
real-time broadcast media captioner employed by CBS/FOX and work
from the hours of 8:00pm to 2:00am at home. Please email 

Vibrant, healthy, stylish, active 60-something couple seeks
housesitting opportunity August - December 2012 in Manhattan,
"out West", or abroad. We are non-smokers; use no drugs
(not even any meds) who enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner.
Pete is a graduate of UNC in Chapel Hill with a degree in
Economics. He is a former builder so around-the-house maintenance
is his forte. Pete's hobbies include driving his Superformance
Cobra, attending antique car shows, reading and traveling. Linda
has two Masters from Penn State. Her careers were in RE
management, Hospice, and designing/implementing community
outreach programs for hospitals and funeral homes. Linda's
pastimes are reading, needlework/sewing, working puzzles,
primitive camping and traveling. We both love to watch movies! We
are locavores, preferring organic foods. This season we've
learned how to dehydrate and store the foods we buy at our local
farmer's market. We have arranged for a housesitter for our home
in Chapel Hill this Fall and hope to find a housesitting position
ourselves. Please contact us with a description of your
opportunity at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks!

Looking for long or short term housesitting in Mexico or Belize.
References available.  Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Long Island, NY (Nassau Only). Looking for a reliable house or
pet sitter? We are able to live full-time in your guest house or
cottage to ensure your property and pets receive excellent care.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

Caretaker Couple: Passionate about Earth stewardship and Service
to Humanity. Wife is RN, (private duty for geriatric, surgical,
maternal/child), massage therapist, colonic therapist. Husband:
massage, advanced Craniosacral therapy, excellent handyman,
passionate about sustainability, organic gardening, clean, quiet,
honest, and reliable. We cook, clean, garden and caretake
property, people, and pets. Seeking long-term work/trade
arrangement in Northern CA, in Napa, Sonoma, or Lake County.
Available mid-August. Extensive references available/ Please call

30 years experience in horses and cattle. Also have experience
with water systems and wells, electric, plumbing, tractors, and
heavy equipment. Have a CDL. And Cici is a professional
pet-sitter, 10 years working at a pet hospital, office and
receptionist skills. Great references! Please call Rick and Cici

Wanted: A permanent position on a large ranch or large farm
property. I can go anywhere, and provide great security for your
property. I need a house or trailer house to live in (no RV) and
all utilities paid. We can negotiate wages. I’ll also need
a ranch truck or 4WD and gas or diesel to get around the
property. Great references available. You wouldn’t be
disappointed with me. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Personal Assistant/House and/or Pet sitter bondable insurable
live-in/out, 42-year old woman with great references. Please

Seeking Estate-Sitting Opportunity in the Santa Barbara, CA Area.
Professional middle-aged couple is seeking a house or estate
sitting opportunity. We are experienced professionals with a long
history of people management experience. We are flexible for
start and end dates and are ideally seeking a situation for
several months or longer.  We are long-term homeowners who are
very handy around the house and garden, love and respect animals,
and will take good care of your home while you are away. We are
both very energetic and enjoy a non-smoking, health-oriented
lifestyle. We are very flexible as to the nature of
responsibilities required and are seeking a position which is
focused primarily on a security presence, light maintenance,
gardening and estate management. References and additional
information will be provided to any interested parties. Please

Wanted: A permanent caretaker position in Hawaii come the end of
October. Live in Colorado but want to relocate. Have lots of
experience house/pet sitting, have excellent references and seek
a long-term position. Am also a private chef with a passion for
food, wine and people. I need a live-in position and would prefer
it to be salaried. If I sound like what you’re looking for
please call or email me and let's chat! Please email 

Mature Professional Nurse seeking a house/apartment sitting
position through the fall or longer (dates flexible) in or around
NYC or Boston. Clean, non-smoker. Please call 

Long-term property caretaking. Organized, trustworthy, motivated
woman to take loving care of your property needs during your
absence. Available in Marin and San Francisco areas, California.
Excellent references available. Please contact Marie at 

Handyman - Plus -- (50's) -- Looking for the right fit of a
Caretaker- Handyman - Plus position for the right people or
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property. I need a house or trailer house to live in (no RV) and
all utilities paid. We can negotiate wages. I’ll also need
a ranch truck or 4WD and gas or diesel to get around the
property. Great references available. You wouldn’t be
disappointed with me. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced Couple Team seeking caretaking position in Clarkston,
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fall/winter 2012-13. Fun Mature couple looking to explore new
areas. Please contact Cassidy at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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