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                            THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

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THIS IS OUR 185th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

Published since 1983                           Volume 31, Number

September/October 2013                   ISSN 1074-3642   


-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 33 states
and 17 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Gypsy Fire Brightly Burns 
-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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MANAGEMENT TEAM NEEDED for the winter to live on-site and manage
a small store and two apartments, plus aircraft fuel sales and
monthly home heating oil deliveries in the small village of
Bettles Alaska. Work is similar to caretaking but has some store
hours. Duties include all aspects of managing the office - from
renting the rooms by phone as well as in person, answering the
phone, limited book keeping, purchasing supplies, housekeeping,
etc. General maintenance skills are needed for upkeep on the
property, room maintenance, fuel pit inspection report,
maintenance, etc. Light plumbing and basic electrical knowledge
preferred. Compensation includes a one bedroom apartment, all
bills-including electricity, water, TV, Wi-Fi, salary plus
bonuses. Season begins in October. Please send your resume to 

CARETAKER WANTED. Searching for a responsible couple to maintain
a private lodge in the wilderness of southwest Alaska from the
end of August - June. Private cabin, phone/internet and TV
available, and great fishing.  Must  be  drug  and  alcohol 
free, physically fit, flexible and appreciative of a remote life
style. Some experience with small motors and cutting firewood is
helpful. This salaried position has year round potential. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details.


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,

LONG-TERM, HOUSESITTER needed for my beautiful three bedroom/two
bath home just outside of Phoenix, starting September 1. A small
private house, including utilities, is offered in exchange for
watering the plants and feeding and taking care of my 10-year-old
cat. For more information, please email 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Horse Rescue Facility in Sierra Vista. A
one bedroom/one bathroom furnished cottage/cabin will be
provided. A long-term caretaker is needed to feed twice a day and
clean stalls once a day for two to eight horses, depending upon
how many are rescued at any given time. In exchange for the
services provided the caretaker is being provided a 28' RV with
pull out living room and bedroom. All utilities are included. A
stall is available for a horse if you have one and friendly pets
are acceptable. The caretaker must be animal oriented and be able
to get along well with a variety of people. This is a great
opportunity for a retired couple or single person. For more info

HOMESTEAD WITH HOBBY POULTRY farm and gardens needs help for the
summer or longer. Person would assist in caring for poultry and
gardens while we are here, and would maintain the same when we
are on vacation. Situated on lush private desert acreage
surrounded by mountains with abundant wildlife. The applicant
should be financially secure, handy, conservation minded, and
willing to live simply and sustainably. A small furnished guest
room with minimalist kitchen, utilities, and Internet will be
provided. Non-smoker, drug and fragrance-free, no pets. Please


YEAR-ROUND MOUNTAIN HOME Project Office/Campground General
Maintenance volunteer positions available for persons to assist
with the Maintenance Operation Staff. Volunteers will perform
various light duty maintenance work. A pleasant personality, good
safety habits, the ability to work with the maintenance operation
staff or independently perform task with proper instructions is
advantageous. A background check will be performed. The work
schedule is 24 hours minimum per week for each position. The
office is located at 7th Street in Mountain Home, Arkansas. A
free RV campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if
available) is offered in lieu of payment for work. Please go
online at our website here to apply for these positions: 


Hi Gary, just wanted to update you on my Situations-Wanted ad you
put into that email update on Friday night. I got three responses
already! One offer I am not interested in, it's in New Hampshire,
a bit too far for me, although I would consider it, if the
situation was right. The other two offers, are both in Washington
State, one of which is sort of complex, but is turning into more
of personal relationship, or at the least, a nice friendship, so
that will be interesting to see where it goes. Bet you didn't
know, or maybe you did, that the Gazette can be like a dating
service, at times? S. N., Carlsbad, CA

Steve, I’m glad to read that your Situations-Wanted ad
produced three offers so quickly for you. And as to “Bet
you didn't know, or maybe you did, that the Gazette can be like a
dating service, at times?” - We have been apprised of two
marriages occurring between Gazette advertisers and subscribers.
We also hear about networking between subscribers, and between
subscribers and our advertisers, so professional and personal
relationships between our subscribers are not unheard of. Thanks
again for your letter and best of luck to you.

I just subscribed to The Caretaker Gazette and was wondering what
your criteria is for doing Caretaker Profile stories in your
publication? Please let me know. Thanks. J. P. New York, NY

Hi Jill, thanks for your subscription order and thanks for asking
about how to submit your Caretaker Profile story to us. We ask
subscribers to send in their Caretaker Profile story so it will
help our other readers get a better feel for the property
caretaker lifestyle. Please review recently published profiles on
our website to get an idea of what we publish. We do not accept
submitted stories that read like a resume. We do prefer profiles
that are written in the first person so our subscribers can read
about your experiences in your own voice. You can email in this
info for a Caretaker Profile story to be published in a future
issue of the Gazette: your Caretaker Profile story title, date of
birth, your email address, your interests, your favorite quote,
and about 900 words for your story. You can also email two photos
for your story: a close-up photo of you and then a photo of you
on the property you are caretaking. Thanks!

Dear Gary, thank you for allowing me to purchase several recent
back issues of your fine publication. I was able to go through
the Situations Wanted ads at my own pace and from there I
selected several of your subscribers to contact. From that pool
(which was very qualified!) I had one gentleman accept my
position for a caretaker handyman. He and his wife will be
joining us in the fall. She will be a great asset to me too, I
think.  It will be nice to have a caretaker couple on the
property again. I’d like to keep things operating smoothly
again. Thank you Gary and Caretaker Gazette! M. P., Boise, ID

Hi Margaret, thanks for writing and sharing your success in
finding a caretaker for your property. I’m glad you found a
couple who will be able to help you keep everything running
smoothly there. We have many property owners like you who prefer
to read several issues worth of Situations Wanted ads and select
prospective caretakers from there. For those property owners
needing to hire help quickly for their property needs, we offer
hundreds of previously published Situations-Wanted ads as an ad
package offer (see details on Page 16 of this issue).

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
written permission.
Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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needed in the Andes of Northern Patagonia for a 64-year-old woman
with Multiple Sclerosis. I need a commitment of a minimum of one
month, starting December 1st, the longer the better. I am an
artist and an experienced horsewoman. I believe in the healing
power of creativity, as well as the love of nature and her
creatures. My ranch is located in a non-touristic part of
beautiful Patagonia, nestled in the foothills of the Andes, in
the heart of the real Gaucho culture. In the winter months (April
through December) I will be in San Martin de los Andes, a lovely
ski town. This is not a salaried position, as it is a volunteer
opportunity. In exchange for basic food and housing, you will be
my personal assistant. Duties include, but are not limited to:
personal care, occasional housekeeping and cooking, helping me
get around, administrative work, help with my MS challenges,
occasional help with the horses. Important that we enjoy each
other's company. This is not always an easy position, but it is
life changing. Free time to be arranged as needed and wanted. You
should have a mastery of English, Spanish, and a major plus would
be basic computer skills, a driver's license, and the ability to
drive a manual/stick-shift truck. Please send a description of
why you are interested, something about yourself, and a photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please see my webpage at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you for your interest.  


A CARETAKER is required to support staff on two cattle properties
(Longreach and Winton) for approximately six months. Duties will
include checking water points and mustering on bikes. A wage plus
accommodation will be supplied. For more information, please call

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Oberon, NSW. Would be suitable for a
couple but not limited. General housekeeping duties including
washing, ironing, some meals, house maintenance, lawns and garden
maintenance required. Package includes two bedroom self contained
accommodation with water and reasonable electricity usage.
Approximately 20 hours work per week. Hourly rate negotiable. No
farm work. No children or pets. National criminal history check
required. Please mail expressions of interest to Caretaker

SEEKING A HOUSESITTER AND DOG-SITTER for our home (four bedrooms,
and two bathrooms) in Kenwick (near Perth) along with our dog
Tali and tropical fish for three weeks, from March 6 until March
27, 2014. Our dog Tali is a diabetic dog and will require insulin
injections twice daily (am and pm) and is on a strict diet and
lifestyle plan, walking not required. Our home is comfortable
with most modern conveniences including air-conditioning/heating,
outside spa (heated), garden and is close to public transport and
is 20 minute walk to local shops/post office. A larger shopping
centre is a ten minute drive away. If you are interested in
taking care of our beloved dog and our home please do not
hesitate to contact me. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER REQUIRED in the Gympie area. Will need to perform
general caretaking duties in exchange for single accommodations
and power. This position would be suitable for a pensioner. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARAVAN PARK CARETAKERS needed. A caravan park (property workers
park) located in Colignan, Victoria requires full-time, live-in
caretakers (an equivalent to one full-time position with extra
work if required). An attractive salary package; including a one
bedroom unit with ensuite is provided in the package (with
electricity being paid by the caretaker). Applicants will be
responsible for the record keeping of all cabins and the general
maintenance and cleaning of cabins (at check out) and amenities
blocks. This position may suit a semi-retired couple with some
experience in this area. Applications including updated resume to
be presented to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please note: only
successful applicants will be notified. Previous applicants need
not apply.

FARMSITTERS WANTED in the Inverell/Moree area. Just seeing what
is available at this stage. Looking for a couple with some rural
experience who reside in the Northern Tablelands or North West
Slopes and Plains to housesit a farm from time to time, maybe for
a week or maybe for two weeks or so in order that we can get
away. Our house is on a farm 20 kilometers from two medium sized
town and 80 kilometers from Inverell. Obviously, this would only
be suitable for persons living in the above mentioned areas but
all queries replied to. This will start around September 2013.
The only duties would be looking after dogs and keeping an eye on
cattle and also a little garden watering. The times we would want
to get away would be negotiable to fit in with what other
arrangements you may have. For more details, please email 

RESORT CARETAKER needed in Maleny, Queensland. You will be
required to manage the day-to-day operations of a 138-site
manufactured over-50’s home park. Key responsibilities
include: Undertaking and Supervising: all landscaping and garden
maintenance duties (lawn mowing, weeding, etc.), cleaning and
maintaining all common areas in a first class state of repair,
assisting with the sales of new and established homes to our
target market, maintaining the front office and performing all
administrative tasks associated with operating the park. The
successful candidates will present well, have excellent
communication skills and be able to undertake physical work.
Experience in real estate or manufactured home sales is
desirable. The opportunity is tailor-made for a hardworking
couple. Remuneration includes a competitive salary plus onsite
accommodation. Mail applications to The

CARETAKER NEEDED for light duties including cleaning in exchange
for a one bedroom fully air-conditioned unit, plus small
remuneration. We are located in the Canberra area. Please call

CARETAKER/GARDENER NEEDED in the Southern Tablelands - 40 km
north of Taralga, NSW. An active pensioner couple is required for
this Tablelands property. A comfortable two bedroom cottage with
garage, power and phone rental will be supplied in return for two
days per week gardening and maintenance around the homesteads,
plus caretaking when required. Eight hours paid housekeeping per
week. To apply, please call the property owners 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
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For photos, please visit 


LODGING AND MAINTENANCE MANAGERS needed. A beautiful 39 acre
Non-profit Nature Education Center located halfway between
Mendocino and Fort Bragg on the coast of California is looking
for a live-in lodging and maintenance manager couple to manage
overnight guest lodge, including guest services, outreach, upkeep
and maintenance.  This position is available February 2014.
Looking for a combination of computer/office management, people
skills, maintenance/handyperson/grounds management skills, and
love of nature. Lodging provided in two bedroom house with ocean
view plus a living stipend. No pets, no smoking, good landlord
and work references required. Please write to 

A GUEST-ORIENTED CARETAKER COUPLE with property management skills
is needed for a remote, off-grid, recreational ranch property
located near McCloud. Basic electrical, mechanical and carpentry
skills required to maintain the land and buildings. Must have
excellent interpersonal skills and experience managing others.
Cooking and cleaning skills will also be necessary. The couple
must be computer literate, personable and self motivated. A clean
driving record and work history is mandatory. Living on site will
be a requirement during the majority of the year. To apply,
please mail your resume along with valid references to 

PET/HOUSESITTER REQUIRED covering the period from November 1,
2013 to January 31, 2014 in northern California, outside of Red
Bluff. I have two dogs and one cat. One dog is a rescue boy who
does not like to be left alone, so you would need to be around
the house with him and not simply use our house as a base. Our
home has all the modern-conveniences, a wood-burner for cozy
evenings in, use of cars, great neighbors and located in a quiet
cul-de-sac. To apply, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HANDYMAN OR WOMAN needed in northern British Columbia. Must love
horses, be able to ride and enjoy semi-isolation. Small salary
plus food and lodging. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE (or two brothers or two sisters) to fill two
full-time positions on the farm. The job may include, but is not
limited to the following: animal care (feeding, care of calves,
bedding, heard health, milking skills are a must. (The job
entails about 60% milking 40% feed and/or other jobs), basic
machine operation and maintenance, and facility and yard
maintenance. A three bedroom house is included for the right
applicant. Please mail your resume and references to

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Oakville, Ontario. Job responsibilities
include: responsible for the daily cleaning and maintaining the
general appearance of the whole residence, care of fine
furnishings, finishes, delicate surfaces, washing, ironing,
steaming and linen care, including washing delicate fabrics,
making beds and ironing sheets, organizing and managing household
inventories and closets, menu-planning, meal preparation and
service, general errand running, including grocery shopping and
dry cleaning, transportation of children to and from school and
activities, assistance with private and social events, walking
the dog, and handling of special requests and related duties as
needed. Applicants must have a minimum of two years experience
working full-time in a private service. Salary from $35,000 to
$40,000 per year (in Canadian dollar, gross), depending on
experience. Please email your resume and references to 


Dutch-Colombian foundation is always looking for volunteers who
want to help in our little kindergarten or who want to organize
activities with the children of this little village (such as
English, computer or art classes or all different kinds of sports
or cultural activities). The local football and volleyball teams
can always use some support. We are currently increasing our
range of activities and have started a program for childcare and
teaching in the neighboring village of Quamaral. The local
teacher has requested English lessons, so she can give better
classes herself in the future. All ages are welcome; the costs
for accommodation (including water, gas and electricity) and
meals are 203,000 Col peso or $112 dollars per week. You will
work and stay in a very poor village called Paluato. Only some
houses are connected to the water network and electricity is
unreliable. The locals are welcoming, lovely and have positive
Colombian families. Only one of the hosts speaks English. In the
village, the only useful language is Spanish. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Denver in January and February 2014. Dates
are slightly flexible. Located in the Washington Park
neighborhood. There are two cats to care for. References
required. Must be a non-smoker/non-drinker. Can be a single or
couple. Please send info to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN SECURITY GUARD wanted. You will get free rent just for
living here. No salary, so you must have your own income. Please

LIVE-IN HELP NEEDED for an older lady with a Chihuahua, who is
located in Nunn, CO, a small, rural agricultural town, north of
Greeley. Need someone for four 24-hour days to seven 24-hour
days. A car, cash, food and housing will be provided. To apply,

AN ORGANIC FARM in southwestern Colorado is looking for long or
short-term help in exchange for room and board. Or we have a
hookup for a motor home. We live in a beautiful area. For more
details please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CURRENT OPENINGS AVAILABLE for a full-time farm intern to work
with animals and the land in a conscious environment in Loveland,
Colorado. Includes on-the-job training, experiential learning and
opportunities for leadership. This internship is a great
work/trade with accommodations, daily gourmet meals, monthly
stipend and many amenities in a conscious community, wellness
resort and conference center. For more information please visit 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking to fill a
housekeeping/cook position for our Colorado Guest
Ranch/Outfitting Lodge. Must have valid driver’s license
and be able to pass a background check. The job is available now
until mid-November. Duties include cabin cleaning, food prep,
laundry and light maintenance. No couples or pets. Must live on
site. Salary is $1,000 per month, plus bonus and tips, and Room
& Board. To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED RESPONSIBLE caretaking couple with great
work ethics, good attitude and flexibility for long-term
caretaker/housekeeper for multiple homes on lakeside property in
a mid-state Connecticut town. Applicants will need a background
in grounds care, flower gardening, landscaping, bush trimming,
home and equipment maintenance and housekeeping. Must be
nonsmoking with no pets, dependable and able to work
unsupervised. Five day work week required. 40 plus acre Estate.
We will supply a large, beautiful lakeside home (off site) free
of charge. We pay all utilities (electrical, water, sewer, and
internet). We provide a car with gas, maintenance and insurance
and all tools necessary to perform the job. Modest salary along
with food allowance. The housekeeper will clean main house of
8,000 square feet plus a second home of 6,000 square feet and
guest house of 1,000 square feet. Food shopping, occasional
driving of children to school. Nine grandsons off and on the
property. Must take pride and pleasure in tending to a beautiful
home and property. This is a long-term position. Married couple
with or without children (two) encouraged to apply. Background
investigation will be done. Driver’s license required.
Expected to be treated more like family than servants. References
required. Please submit your application to

Connecticut’s Berkshire Hills, a four-season sports area.
Seeking a mature couple with excellent references to live in a
newly refurbished one-bedroom apartment with separate entrance in
return for grounds maintenance and housekeeping for beautiful
five bedroom 1790 colonial on 26 acres. The job requires a
minimum 10 hours work per person for basic chores in exchange for
the apartment with all utilities, cable TV and Wi-Fi. Additional
skilled work at $15 - $20 per hour. Candidates should be in good
health, energetic, meticulous, and have some financial security.
They should love animals and may have a pet of their own.
Enthusiastic gardeners particularly welcome. Experience with
Alzheimer’s patients a plus. Please reply to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with resume and references or call


can mingle daily with the beautiful Campesino people, make
lifelong friends and participate in a style of living that
changes them forever. Volunteering and interning at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers you the unique opportunity to
feel and become a part of the magic and beauty of this
infrequently visited area of Costa Rica. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is an environmental learning and sustainable living center,
rural sanctuary and lodge located in and on the edge of the last
remaining virgin rainforest of Costa Rica’s beautiful
Puriscal County. To learn more and to apply, please visit

FARM VOLUNTEERS needed. With stunning views of El Valle de
General and Costa Rica’s tallest mountains, including Mount
Chirripo, our agricultural ecological farm is well named. It is
situated in the county of Perez Zeledon, three hours south of San
Jose. The farm is run by a family of five: Xinia, Donald, Max,
Larry, and Terry. Our farm is twelve acres in extent, and
accommodates horses, chickens, ducks, medicinal plants, fruit
trees, grass for forage, several crop species, spring-water
wells, an area of rainforest, red worm composting for soil
regeneration, a biogas digester and a pond. As a volunteer on the
farm we provide lodging and three meals a day in exchange for
roughly five to six hours of work. You can stay in one of four
cabins on the second floor with two bunk beds each; and there is
also space available for tents. The work will include
construction, feeding the animals, planting seeds, soil
conservation, and maintenance of medical plants, using and
producing organic fertilizer, maintaining the spring-water wells,
and harvesting crops. The work is at times challenging, but
volunteers have invariably found it stimulating and rewarding.
You will need to be reasonably fit for some of the work.
Volunteers will not have to work very early in the morning nor
late at night. The working schedule, though intense, is intended
to be exhilarating, not exhausting. For more information please
view our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX always welcomes volunteers who wish
to join the community and help out! We are an organic farming
community located on a beautiful mountainside overlooking the
town of Vilcabamba, in Loja Ecuador. We aim to regenerate a small
(10 hectares) piece of degraded land into a self-sufficient farm
using permaculture design principles. We provide opportunities
for learning about permaculture and living off the land as well
as a beautiful space for meeting new people, reading, yoga, and
meditation. The farm is always growing and we are open to
collaborating with volunteers to create and implement new
projects. We’ve built a community kitchen, a dormitory that
sleeps as many as six, three bedroom cabins, a yurt bedroom, a
water tank, composting toilet, greenhouses, and orchard and
agro-forestry gardens. There is a $50 per week fee and covers all
food, laundry, tool and material expenses at the Camp. We work
five days per week, for five hours per day. Private rooms
available for couples. Telephone service, but no internet access
(however, there is internet access in town). If you have any
other questions, or wish to confirm that you will be coming,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from outside of
Ecuador). Note that we do have phones, but no internet at the
farm. For frequently asked questions, go to


LIVE-IN COUPLE needed to work as a caretaker and housekeeper.
This is a full-time, salaried position in a large country house
in Exmoor. You must have your own transportation. Please mail
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOG/HOUSESITTING position available in South Bucks. A regular
dog/housesitter three times a year for a five-year-old lab and
nine-year-old peke. There is easy access to the woods and a
compact house. References required. Please mail your resume and

A PRIVATE HOUSE in Chelsea seeks a live-in under butler. The main
duties will vary from on-site security, driving, car valeting,
outside maintenance, service and ideally some catering. This
would be a perfect opportunity for someone to get their foot on
the ladder in private service. The position is working under a
house manager and alongside a team of four in a formal house.
Previous experience in the hospitality industry is important.
Salary will be dependent on experience. Candidates must have
an-up-to-date CRB check and at least two contactable referees.
All nationalities considered. Please mail your resume and

COUPLE REQUIRED for garden and property maintenance work and for
part-time housekeeping duties in a small North Bucks village. A
nice one bedroom cottage is available in the garden. Employment
to commence in early September. Salary by arrangement. Please
mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


to the Spring of 2014). Here's an opportunity for volunteer work
camping with the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Management Area in
rural Osceola County. Florida Fish and Wildlife needs RVing
volunteers to work in exchange for full RV hook-up campsites.
Volunteers are needed mid-September 2013 through late-April 2014,
or any time within that period. Volunteer work includes checking
hunters in and out of the Management Area, answering hunters'
questions, collecting biological data and samples from harvested
game, and general maintenance on the Management Area. The area
was named for Lake Kissimmee, Lake Jackson, and Lake Marian. It
is a natural treasure, with opportunities for hunting, fishing,
hiking, birding, horseback riding, and other outdoor pursuits.
Please send your letter of interest to

WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE OPENING for a worker with their own RV. We
offer an RV site, internet, and basic television provided in
exchange for approximately 20 hours a week of park duties. Duties
include the opening and closing the park gate, cleaning the
restrooms, and emptying the trash containers, with minimal park
rules enforcement. The park is a beautiful county owned park,
with over 900 acres, walking trails, fishing, and boat ramp,
playground, and picnic pavilions. The county employees maintain
the mowing and general maintenance of the park. A minimum stay of
three months is required. Please contact me for more information:

LIVE RENT-FREE in the southwest Florida Everglades. This is a
secluded, quiet area inside a forest of large cypress trees. I
have two dogs and five cats. I need a companion having the
qualities of honesty, peacefulness, self-motivation, animal
loving, being a good cook, and assist in daily living. If

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 your relevant
experience, salary requirements and references.


HOUSESITTING COUPLE WANTED for our home in Vaucluse, France from
January 4th to April 15th, 2014. We are looking for a couple who
are interested in housesitting in a villa in Southern France
(Lubéron) in a medieval, quiet village, 40 minutes from
Avignon and 60 minutes from Aix en Provence. No animal care
required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information. Thanks.

A SINGLE OR COUPLE with their own transportation is needed for a
Super Bed & Breakfast in Basse, Normandy in exchange for five
mornings gardening. Can be a short stay or long stay, through
July. Please mail your resume and references to


WANT A QUIET LIFE ON A HORSE FARM? We are looking for a
semi-retired couple. He would work approximately 3.5 hours per
day. Live in a three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,000+ sq. ft. cabin
mostly furnished with all modern el. Equipment free in return for
feeding horses and maintaining the grounds. We have eight horses,
mostly in pastures who come up for feeding and grooming 8 - 9am
and 5 - 6pm. You should be self-sufficient with insurance and
some income. Monthly stipend will be $400, extra work will be
compensated. We have a 60 acre farm with walking and riding
trails, a fish pond, and swimming pool available. We are located
20 minutes west of Augusta, GA. Must be able to take charge as an
independent contractor. Organic garden available. Wife to help in
the house approximately eight hours/week at $10/hour.  Additional
outside work possible. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Hamburg suburb of Niendorf in
northwestern Germany from November 15 through January 10, 2014. I
have a three-room apartment with one cat and several plants. A
woman (a lesbian is preferred) is desirable, non-smoking,
non-drinking, and drug free. My apartment can only accommodate
one person because one of the three rooms is rented out to a
23-year-old student. She is a very nice, and quiet. The apartment
is situated in a two-story block, very near the airport, but is
rather quiet and very green. A nature park, with beautiful foot
and bicycle paths is nearby, and two bicycles come with the
housesitting. The subway station is within two minutes walking
distance, and then 20 minutes by subway into the city. There are
shopping opportunities, doctors, banks, and restaurants all
within walking distance. The cat is Miss Marple, a black coated,
12-year-old lady, very dear and cuddly. You will be required to
keep the litter clean, feed Miss Marple, water the plants and
keep the apartment tidy. For more information, please email


I AM LOOKING FOR DOG/HOUSESITTER in Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan,
Guatemala starting early September, 2013 for seven weeks. The
village is only accessible by boat so this requires a certain
degree of agility/mobility. You pay about $20 a month for
electric, $20 a month Internet and $15 for gas (two months) as
well as walk Zita a minimum of two times a day for 20 minutes.
More/longer are welcome! You have to dote on her, bathe her, and
spend nights at home. Because of boat only access, this means
you're in the pueblo after 5:30pm. The property does better with
some care. A gardener comes 10 hours a week and he knows how to
keep busy on his gardening opportunities, which are boundless. A
housecleaner comes on Wednesday mornings. There is a rental
cottage next door. Currently, it is occupied and causes you no
work and September/October is the slow season. If it was to
become available, I'd ask you to help out in terms of meeting new
tenants with key and calling the housecleaner. I've had
8-year-olds and their moms, 65-year-old retired men, a couple in
their late 30's, single women, and an array of people stay here.
Again, this somewhat remote location with boat access only is not
to all tastes. Life here is somewhat physical with the boat
passage, walking, etc. It’s not for everyone. The most
important criteria are a dog lover who has respect for the house
and dog and the awareness of the responsibility that comes with
them. The house is a two bedroom/one bath, kitchen, hot water
shower, washing machine and is approximately 900 sq. ft. The
property is fenced. Zita has the run of the yard and house. It is
a five minute walk from the public boat dock. Basic groceries can
be bought in Jaibalito. More specialized items must be bought in
Pana, a 30 minute boat ride away. I'm also looking for someone
from mid April through early July 2014.  Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested. Thanks.


WORK EXCHANGE available in Keaau. We have only one acre, but we
are using every inch to become self sufficient and
environmentally sound. We work off the property doing alternative
health and organic farming. We have goats, a big greenhouse with
mainly kale and hundreds of fruit trees. Our exchange varies
including gardening, maintenance, cleaning, building, and
hopefully using your skills and interests that you are passionate
about. We have vegetarian and vegan food here, so we prefer
vegetarians and vegans. No drugs, alcohol, or smoking allowed on
the property. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and leave a message or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a permanent caretaker.
This person will live in the middle of the large orchard area of
about seven acres. The work will be caretaking three orchards,
some building and the maintenance of two buildings, one
greenhouse and some smaller buildings, sauna and land-bathrooms.
We are looking for someone who wants to live off grid and likes
to live simply with nature. You will need to be in good health
and able to lift 40lb and know how to work focused. This person
should be knowledgeable in forest maintenance, weedwacking,
gardening, building, maintenance, small motors, and just
generally handy and interested in a simple life, close to nature
and four miles from the nearest village of Pahoa on the big
island of Hawaii. You can grow your own vegetables and dakini
gardens maintains winter citrus fruits orchards, some bananas,
avocados etc. This is a long-term position, which after the first
initial three months will evolve in a low key quiet life within
nature. Please don’t apply if you need loud music, lots of
parties, lots of people, and endless trips to town. This is for
the person who enjoys hearing the birds, the rain, and the wind,
who likes making a campfire and likes looking at the night skies
with all the stars. Who truly wants to come back to a simpler
life. I hope to hear from you, as I know you are out there.


SEEDS VOLUNTEERS needed at the Photo Marathon in Reykjavík
– Laugardalur from February 18 through March 1, 2014. This
is the sixth year that SEEDS has organized a series of
International Photo marathons! Last years' were very successful
and we want to continue organizing this project! One of our
objectives is to deliver messages and draw the attention to the
local population through pictures and photos made during the
camp. The main idea and task of the project is involvement and
participation of the volunteers in the SEEDS Photo Marathon.
SEEDS coordinators will prepare different topics on which the
participants will base their entries; these topics will be mostly
related to SEEDS work: Intercultural understanding, peace and
environment. Participants need to take their own digital cameras
and its main work will be done taking photographs on the issues
given; the best pictures will be selected for a final exhibit.
The last part of the project will be putting up the exhibition.
Volunteers shall be prepared for walking and working flexible
time schedule. Volunteers with artistic skills, such as singing,
juggling, playing music are encouraged to apply for this camp as
they will have the chance to help create a nice and friendly
atmosphere. SEEDS volunteers will stay in a well equipped house,
in a beautiful setting inside the Botanical Gardens of the city
of Reykjavík, which are located about four kilometres from
the centre of the city. Volunteers will be sleeping in shared
rooms/dorms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your
own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in
charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some
traditional/typical food from your home country for the
international evening. The population of Iceland’s capital
Reykjavik is over 200,000 including the metropolitan area, so two
thirds of Iceland’s inhabitants live here. It is a dynamic,
modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using
renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers.
The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic,
between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread
across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the
Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. Reykjavik is often called
“the nightlife capital of the north”. But there is
more to Reykjavík than pubs and clubs. Reykjavík
also gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an
incubator of new ideas and styles which often indicates new
global trends. It is an International city with a lively
cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded with beautiful nature.
Visitors to Reykjavík experience easily the pure energy at
the heart of Iceland's capital city - whether from the boiling
thermal energy underground, the natural green energy within the
city and around it, or the lively culture and fun-filled
nightlife. In February you can see the Northern lights (Aurora
Borealis) in Iceland. In the area closer than 100 Km from
Reykjavík, there are several spectacular waterfalls,
geysers, impressive coastline and the well-known geothermal Blue
Lagoon spa to visit. The weather in Iceland is unpredictable and
in the winter it can be cold or rainy. Please bring warm winter
clothes, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats as part of the
project takes place outside. English will be the language in the
camp and good conversational skills are needed. The closest
international Airport is Keflavík/Reykjavík and the
closest bus station is Central Reykjavík. To learn more,
please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
us in Iceland at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.


our secluded 320 acre Ranch located in the Central Idaho
Mountains alongside a year-round creek and near the Salmon River
which is famous for white water rafting as well as Steelhead and
Salmon fishing. A couple is preferred but we will consider a
single person. A two bedroom creek side Ranch house is provided
for the caretaker’s use along with a compensatory stipend.
Caretaker responsibilities would include but not be limited to
the following: caring for animals, (horses, dogs, cats, peafowl,
chickens), handyman work, woodcutting/splitting/stacking,
gardening, weed eating, painting, land stewardship, basic
carpentry, housekeeping, cleaning of horse stables and grounds,
(horse savvy a major plus). Zero tolerance for drug users or
heavy drinkers! Non-smokers preferred. Animal lovers a
prerequisite, pets negotiable, honesty and trustworthiness a
must, references and background checks required. If this sounds
like a position that you would love, please email your resume
with contact information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE for a rental property in Knoxvville.
Duties include upkeep of grounds, cleaning, painting and showing
vacant units. Also includes some light maintenance duties and
resident relations. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
leave a message for more information. This is an Equal
Opportunity Provider and Employer.


WE ARE OPEN to any offers for a home exchange in Japan. I am
looking to trade my house for anywhere in Japan, starting October
1. We have a six-bedroom, five-bathroom converted house, which
was built in 1890, in Hamilton, located on the border of Steuben
County, Indiana and DeKalb County, Indiana. The house is totally
restored and is in excellent condition and is set on ten acres,
with a large garden, with fruit trees and vines. There is a
heated 60-foot pool with pool house, three showers and two
additional bathrooms. Locally, there is golf, fishing, riding and
water sports readily available. The rolling countryside is ideal
for leisurely walks or cycling. We do not have any pets at this
time, and we are non-smokers. For more details, please email


LIVE-IN COMPANION needed in a lovely country house in North
County Dublin. Duties will include companion and light
housekeeping work for a 68-year-old, interesting widow who has
mild mobility issues. This is a full-time position. A driving
license is essential, along with references, CRB check, etc. To
apply, please mail your resume and references to


non-smoking couple to work together as a team at our two-year-old
luxury seven room B&B on the Ohio River in Warsaw, KY. The
job duties include but are not limited to full management
responsibilities of our B&B, such as reservations and check
out with ResNexus, greeting guests, taking their luggage to their
rooms, cooking breakfast, hosting afternoon snack, providing
incredible customer service to our guests, light care of grounds,
all guest changeovers, immaculate cleaning of the Inn, laundry,
paying bills, marketing, social media, and light maintenance.
Previous hospitality experience required. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more and then email your

“Gypsy Fire Brightly Burns” 
Date of Birth: September 8, 1954
Interests: art, nature and animals
Quote: “You cannot win if you do not play.”

Rebecca O’Day

After over two years of lay-offs, downsized businesses, suffering
the effects of “ageism” in the hiring process and a
lagging economy causing, yet again, no work, I decided to look at
www.caretaker.org seriously. 
I had just put an elderly dog to rest, was grieving and thought
“What better way to clear my mind, I am gonna see what's
out there, I am free to travel, no dog by my side.”  Being
of Celtic descent (among others) I have always wanted to go to
Wales. Lo and Behold, there was a current Gazette post in Wales!
I knew it was a long shot, but I submitted all of my background
info and references, and crossed my fingers. This led to six
weeks in Wales in January - February 2013. Though it was the
“worst snowfall in 30 years” I was housed in an
incredible renovated farmhouse, off-grid, and surrounded by
hundreds of adorable bleating sheep. I now have a forever-friend
in the woman I cooked and cleaned for. I designed and built a
website for her retreat B & B there, shot and uploaded all of
the photos and wrote the text. I am still pinching myself –
was I really, truly there tending the woodstoves each morning and
marveling at the Welsh language? I met other forever friends on
the train platform the day I arrived and they had me stay at
their home in Coventry, UK the night before I returned to U.S.
They shuttled me all about the countryside in a 1950 Bentley to
see old castles. Stunning, amazing, I am forever changed by the
beauty of England and the grace of its citizens. They really do
have tea several times in a day!
I later applied for another Gazette position, in Haines, Alaska
and was offered to redesign their website, clean rooms and be
general support at a small rural inn on the Chilkoot River. So my
plans to travel fell into place! Concurrently, a post for a chef
at a remote fishing lodge, also in Alaska, appeared. This
position, a dream job for me as a chef, gardener and Nature
lover, was on Kodiak Island! After weeks of emails, a personal
interview in Phoenix and dozens of emails, I was offered the
I am currently starting the packing up process in my Haines,
Alaska position in this beautiful lodge. It has been a revelation
and glimpse into a rich way of life. I have been the personal
assistant, structuring clerical needs, tending to the owner's
home, doing the laundry and organizing storage spaces. I have had
time to do my art and spend quiet, reflective time on the beach.
I have worked hard shooting, editing, writing text and uploading
my photos to give oomph to a website for an amazing lodge as well
as creating social networking and a better online presence. I
volunteered at the local recycling center while here, created
colorful hand-painted signage for them and have hung my
“found object” beach sculptures at a local coffee
house. I now have friends here and know I will be welcomed back
In a few weeks time, I will be ferried to my next position on
Kodiak Island, another dream come true! Because of my chef, cafe
ownership, and flexible catering background, I am the 2013 summer
season cook for a fishing lodge situated in extreme beauty on
Ugak Bay on Kodiak Island. My camera is at the ready. For a
consummate nature-lover and woman who likes to live in rustic
environs, experience the wildlife and drink in the peace of
wilderness, The Caretaker Gazette has been a blessing. For the
first time in my life, my vast and multi-faceted skill set has
proven an asset instead of something to be suspicious of. The
Gazette has offered the perfect outlet for work and travel to
this “professional gypsy artiste” not yet able to
fully retire.
My advice in applying for opportunities in the Gazette would be
to make sure your resume and letters of reference fit the
position you are applying for. Be yourself. Let a little of your
personality show in your words. The property owners who advertise
in The Caretaker Gazette are searching for people they are
entrusting their homes, pets, family and businesses to, they want
to "feel" your genuine nature not just read a
“professional" resume”. Yes, it is important not
to be too wordy and to submit a clean, well-done listing of your
accomplishments and previous positions but do not be afraid to
choose words you would actually say when speaking. It is a little
more work crafting, editing, cutting and pasting for different
positions you may desire but in the long run you come across as
thorough, knowledgeable, and “touchable". If time is
an issue – you should always create a Cover Letter specific
to the ad you are responding to. Again, it shows care and genuine
When you arrive at your new location, be flexible, be patient and
remember that all new dynamics of personalities take a few days
to surface and gel.     
Keep dreaming, turn over every stone, don't give up – you
can work and travel! The small annual investment to be a part of
The Caretaker Gazette family of followers has literally been the
best thing I have ever done for myself! Every time I see a
Gazette update, all else gets put aside until I devour it. Not
every position has “worked out” due to time conflicts
but in the course of corresponding with potential employers, I
have literally developed friendships all over the world.  

Chilkoot River Lodge, Haines, Alaska


A RURAL 400 ACRE RANCH in Maine needs to hire an individual but
ideally a couple team; estate/farm manager and barn manager. This
is a full-time position managing a 20 plus horse rescue farm
while maintaining the indoor arena, barns, corrals, pastures,
home, grounds, roads and all structures on the property. Seeking
an experienced hardworking couple who are comfortable with
horses. The farm needs a strong leader to manage the team of
eight. Manage, support and work with staff with a team mentality.
Work within a budget while keeping accurate and detailed records.
Hire, train and supervise support staff as needed. This family
owned farm is seeking someone who has some horse knowledge and a
willingness to work hard to provide the best possible care for
the animals while understanding the position isn't all about the
horses. This position requires flexibility and willingness to
care and manage the overall 400 acre property, maintaining the
equipment, the grounds, roads, fences, pastures, paddocks,
structures and barns. If a couple is hired the spouse could work
with the horses assisting with all aspects of the daily animal
care including exercising, feeding, watering, leading and
grooming in the manner prescribed by the farm owners. Must have
experience working for a private employer and caring for a large
property with an assortment of animals. We are seeking a
proactive individual capable of anticipating and acting on the
needs of the employers and their horses. Someone with an eye for
detail who is extremely organized and proactive self starter.
This position requires coordination with existing staff to ensure
the continuous care of horses seven days a week and an
appreciation that this is a lifestyle choice. Salary will be
commensurate with experience, housing on site with possible
benefits and other perks. Please send resumes and cover letters
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please do not apply if you do not
have experience.

looking for a couple or single person to manage a very busy 35
unit Inn/Motel located in Rockport, Maine. Must be skilled in all
facets of Innkeeping and have the ability to manage a staff of
five. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently a seasonal
property open from May through October. The position is seasonal
or year round depending on the applicant’s qualifications
and offers a competitive salary and may include housing and
utilities. Please email your resume, references and a cover
letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position to


CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for our Chesapeake Bay home. Year-round
caretakers needed to maintain a weekend house in Still Pond,
Maryland - one mile from Chesapeake Bay and the beach. Set on a
beautiful 20-acre farm with five landscaped acres. This is
secluded and quiet. Lovely, new two bedroom guest house and use
of grounds, pool, and ample storage space in exchange for 15
hours of work per week: minor carpentry, mowing lawn, pool,
gardening, cleaning main house, and occasional driving (flexible
based on skill set).  We're only there about five days a month,
plus four weeks a year. Please send your letter of interest with


A MATURE COUPLE OR SINGLE PERSON, with your own income, is needed
to housesit a split-level home in South Boston from this
September through the end of the year. No pets or smokers please.
References required and will be thoroughly checked. Please email

HOUSE/PET SITTER NEEDED on Cape Cod, MA. Seeking a retired single
or couple from the Boston or Providence, RI area who enjoys
frequent visits to Cape Cod, to look after our four indoor cats,
keep the house tidy in our absence and tend to our garden. We
have a two bedroom, three level modern home with lots of natural
light on a one acre, close to everything beautiful Cape Cod has
to offer. We travel often and seek someone who is available for
one to three weeks at a time. Prefer non-smokers/-drinkers and
phenomenal cat lovers. No children or guest visits while at our
home. Tell me a little about yourself, why you like cats, and
please provide references. A background check will be done.


A MICHIGAN FAMILY is seeking a Christian Couple to care for their
home on 10 acres and a lake. This couple should be hard-working,
creative, competent, honest, and dependable. The right candidates
will also love animals, be able to provide property maintenance,
have everyday problem-solving capabilities, and be able to make
minor repairs. Responsibilities include the care of two horses,
two donkeys, and two dogs. Must also be able to supervise their
15-year-old son when they are traveling. Salary is commensurate
with skills and abilities and includes their guest home for
living accommodations and benefits. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. 

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in northeast Ann Arbor. I am seeking a
full-time, live-in, caretaker who is 50 years old or older to
care for a gentleman who has recently suffered a broken hip.
During the day you will be responsible for some light housework
such as laundry, dishes and shopping. You must have a car and be
available to take Mr. W on errands as needed. The caretaker
candidate will be asked to pay for half the groceries. Mr. W is
responsible for all utilities. The hired person will have a
refurbished bedroom in a fully furnished house and be paid $400 a
month. References are required. To apply, please call


St. Paul. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking an experienced
caretaker, building manger in St. Paul for a 42 apartment
complex. Needed qualifications include a minimum of one year
full-time management and maintenance experience, good safety
habits, being capable of lifting at least 20 pounds, working
knowledge of electricity, plumbing and carpentry, being familiar
with HVAC systems and various appliances. Must have a valid MN
driver's license and own reliable transportation, good
communication skills, a confident, positive attitude and the
ability to interact with a wide range of people. A special class
boilers license and your own basic tools are required. Monday
through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, rotational on-call and, as
needed, and month-end turnovers or special projects. The
caretaker must pass a credit, rental and criminal background
check. Must live on site. Compensation includes a one bedroom
apartment, salary, and performance based bonus. Duties include:
showing units for rent and completing lease paperwork, daily
cleaning, vacuuming common areas of building, grounds upkeep
(mowing and trimming), snow removal - sidewalk and steps,
reporting service needs, preparing apartments for turn-over in a
timely manner, light plumbing, light electrical, painting,
keeping the property looking nice and keeping it safe for tenants
at all times, and interacting with tenants in a professional
manner. Please fax your resume, proof of previous employment
letter, and references with salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Specify applying for Morning Star
Apartments caretaker job.

property. Retired, semi-retired, and all others are welcome to
apply. Must live on-site. Must have good people skills. Some
mechanical ability will be needed. To apply, please mail your


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 very good 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 is a bonus for us. 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. A two bedroom, one bath, big porches,
historic, rustic, comfy home is yours to use and keep neat and
clean. There is a small monthly salary and the opportunity for
extra jobs for extra income. A minimum of a year commitment is
preferred. Heat, humidity, insects and wild critters come along
with the tropical woodsy climate here May through September. If
you love nature, warmth, southern environment, growing your own
food, and a big place with huge live oak trees and plenty of
solitude (if you want it), this position is for you. Requires
interview in person, or on Skype. Please call


I AM LOOKING FOR A SINGLE FEMALE to be a caretaker for an
80-acre-ranch in Heron, northwestern Montana, ASAP. Duties are to
take care of about 16 lambs, a young sheep dog, to feed chickens,
and 2,000 fish on the pond. Also to water fruit trees and gardens
with berry plants. The caretaker will live in a beautiful redwood
cabin with phone, cable TV, computer, exercise bike, orthopedic
bed, and whirlpool bath, surrounded by 360 degree pristine views
of the Rocky Mountains.  Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RANCH HAND needed with strong livestock experience. No
haying or farming required. We need an experienced (non-manager)
ranch hand. Our ranch is located in southeastern Montana, 35
miles from town, in Broadus, MT. Housing provided and wages will
be based on experience. To apply, please call


EXPERIENCED RANCH HAND OR COUPLE wanted for a large north central
Nebraska cow/calf/yearling operation in Cody, NE. We have
well-maintained machinery, facilities and fences; horses are
primarily used for cattle work. Nice housing and extras provided,
along with a competitive salary. Please email questions and/or
your resume with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


volunteer resident to work 20 hours per week plus on call
responsibilities for retreats in exchange for a large bedroom and
kitchen privileges (utilities and 50% phone cost included).
Rustic accommodations/limited privacy. A special place on 20
acres in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, 30 minutes from the ocean,
near services. Open year round. Applicants should be physically
fit, liberal-minded, respectful of Unitarian Universalist
principles and appreciate simple living. Desirable skills may
include building maintenance, landscaping, housekeeping,
plumbing, carpentry, computer, or writing/editing. Good people
skills, flexibility and willingness to work cooperatively in a
small team are essential. With expansion in mind, interest in
green technology, permaculture, fundraising and social action may
be a plus. Please send a letter and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for organizational information.

SEEKING A LIVE-IN INNKEEPER/COUPLE for the summer season at our
15 room B&B by the ocean in Beach Haven, NJ, an upscale
resort town with many attractions within walking distance, and
lovely shops and restaurants. Thankfully, the effects of
Hurricane Sandy were less on Long Beach Island  than in most
other areas, and everything is cleaned up and booking nicely for
the season. The position requires energetic, dedicated and
motivated professionals with a sparkling personality, a passion
for Innkeeping and the ability to give exceptional customer
service with impeccable attention to detail and organizational
skills. Responsibilities include overall day-to-day operations
including breakfast and teatime, guest services and night audit,
phone and reservations including accounts receivable (Superinns),
meticulous housekeeping and supervising of staff as needed,
supplies management and shopping, very small amount of event
planning and management, pet care while we are occasionally away
for our kitty Star who lives in our small separate house on the
grounds, garden area and general maintenance.  Must be a non
smoker.  Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more,
and then email your resume and references to


FREE RENT provided for a Guest House in Galisteo NM (30 minutes
to Santa Fe), and $500/month salary for horse care. Horse
experience required. A beautiful one bedroom, 800 sq. ft., 20
acre property, with tile, vigas, radiant heat, Wi-Fi, and natural
light.  Four horses whose feed times are seven days/week, two
times a day: 7am and 6pm. Day off with fill in possible. Requires
two individuals to share live/work. Grooming, blanketing, etc.
Pets okay. Non-smoking. Utilities extra. One year lease. A
security deposit of $850 is required. References required. Must
be two individuals. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A HOUSE/HORSE/DOG-SITTER through mid-December, 2013.
Quaint one bedroom casita on 10 acres with three horses and two
dogs, 15 minutes north of Taos, NM. Horse experience a must, and
references required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THIS IS AN HISTORIC HIPPIE COMMUNE from the 60's, which has
become a working permaculture farm for vegetables, berries, fruit
and chickens. The Rio Hondo drains Taos Ski Valley (18 miles
away) into the Rio Grande (one mile away). Our fields of grasses,
sage, pinion pine and juniper look up to the Sangre de Christo
Mountains and down on the Rio Hondo gorge. We live and teach
self-sufficiency, have a large adobe solar home and shop,
outbuildings, greenhouse, and root cellar. We love art, music,
beauty, simplicity, natural healing, and helping one another
attain skills to live successfully in challenging times. We're
happy to share teaching and learning farming and survival skills
with others who are open, flexible, and independent. We accept a
limited number of farm helpers but are always open to meet new
people and to talk. Experience is great yet a solid work ethic
and genuine interest in sustainable agriculture are more
important. A good helper should be able to listen to directions,
but also be innovative and take initiative. Farming in the
northern New Mexico climate is challenging and full of surprises,
so it's difficult to set regular, daily task schedules most times
of the year. Thus, we are looking for people who are flexible and
adaptable, who can focus on one task and then quickly change
gears to something else. This includes the ability to work
different schedules at different times. We expect a solid
twenty-five hours per week, and offer flexible down-time to
pursue your own interests here or in the culturally rich nearby
village of Taos and New Mexico itself. This experience is more
than farming. New Buffalo is also about living and working
together in a group setting. Though there are no children at the
moment, we are already a diverse group of people in terms of age,
and the ability to work and live in a multi-generational setting
is a must. We are looking for people with the emotional maturity
and communication skills to be able to discuss issues that might
arise with honesty and compassion. At the moment we are hoping to
fill a few, very specific, longer-term positions. The first,
ideally at least a four-month minimum, is for part-time farming
and part-time housekeeping that would include food and a private
room in the main building. The housekeeping tasks are fairly
light, but helping to manage the main building is a must, and
could involve helping occasional guests, workshops, or retreats.
The second position or rather, positions would be another
four-month minimum stay, preferably from June through September.
Ideally, a couple would fill this position and live in a
comfortable two-room adobe attached to our new 900' greenhouse.
There is also a very rustic, plumbed space which could be
developed into a kitchen. This position would be mostly farming
and includes daily management of the greenhouse attached to the
facility. Work could be shared between two people, but a genuine
interest in small-scale, regenerative agriculture is a must. If
any of these situations seem interesting, please write to us and
we would be happy to discuss it further and answer any questions.
Please mail your letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PERMANENT CARETAKER(S) WANTED in southwest New Mexico. Rural
stream-side property. Light, part-time support needed. Sometimes
alone. Vegetarian. To learn more, please visit


Westchester, NY property. Must love and care for three dogs when
the owners are not present. Meticulous housekeeping, cooking,
serving skills required. Must be able to manage all aspects of a
large property. All grounds work subcontracted but must have
superb management and organizational skills. Couples welcome to
apply but no children. Current clean driver’s license
required. Please email your resume and references to

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

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY available for a hardworking, full-time
caretaker/manager couple at the private residence of a ceramic
artisan on a 400+ acre hobby farm in upstate NY, just outside of
Woodstock and two hours from New York City. Housing provided.
Couple teams preferred (no young children please). Managerial
skills are essential. Must be capable of managing their own time,
have the ability to manage workers and to maintain what exists
and manage the contractors and vendors who are doing new
projects. Attention to detail a must! Duties include handling
and/or overseeing: landscape maintenance, security, repair,
maintenance, light carpentry, painting, plumbing, snow removal.
Road maintenance, light electrical work, daily cleaning, light
cooking. Responsible for corresponding and scheduling
contractors, overseeing projects, scheduling of and basic
maintenance of saline pool, hot tub, vehicles, snow blowers,
mowers, and property equipment. Knowledge of sustainable living
and green practices. Assistance in pet care for 80+ animals kept
on site (grooming, feeding etc.), and housesitting when the
homeowner is away. Veterinary tech skills are a plus. Forestry
and vegetation control, wetlands, pasture maintenance, maintain
organic vegetable garden and exotic orchid greenhouse, as well as
house plants, building and repair of fences as well as other
smaller scale projects. Cooking year round potentially for
animals and dinner parties. Individuals must have a good attitude
and the ability to serve guests. Flexibility is a must. A
wonderful home will be provided separate from main property with
basic utilities included. Couple must be honest, discreet, love
nature and animals, working outside, responsible, drug free,
strong, healthy, with good housekeeping skills. Flexibility is
essential to the job. A small wood working shop and power tools
are located on site. The ability to drive a full size truck and
animal trailer is essential. To apply, please email your resume,
references, and a recent photograph to caretakergazette@gmail.com
with New York Position in the Subject Line. Thanks.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Woodstock, NY is seeking a
full-time, live-in caretaker. We have a renovated farmhouse
located on the grounds of a rescue for formerly neglected and
abused farm animals. Must be extremely neat, follow vegetarian or
vegan lifestyle and be familiar with animal rights issues. A
valid driver's license is required. Some non-B&B duties are
included in the job. Read more and apply at


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. My name is Celine, a 29-year-old French lady
who is living near the city of Leon, Nicaragua. I would like to
tell you a little story, so pay attention please: I have
purchased land in a little authentic fishing and surfing village
in Nicaragua called Jiquilillo, in order to start a non-profit
project for children and teenagers. This village is beautiful.
One can find many open-hearted people and children everywhere
here who just want to learn more, but unfortunately they
don’t have this chance, unlike powerful countries such as
the United States or European ones, children don't have the
chance to attend to learning based activities or practice any
kind of sport because there are no facilities to make it
possible. I bought some land and I would like to build a
playground area and an art school. Currently everything is in
process, the more help I get, the faster we'll be, and obviously
the sooner my social non-profit project will be done. It is not
an organization. I am doing everything on my own. I have a lot of
ideas in mind but I need people to make them real. It would be
great to get some construction workers with experience,
carpenters, painters, etc. and naturally some engineers. Child
lovers with no experience are also welcome. My idea is that every
single child develops his/her creativity, imagination, etc. to
give them a chance to learn art, painting, languages, jewelry
making, dancing, playing instruments, circus stuff, cooking and
many other things, that are totally possible to learn in another
country but not here. I would like to give them a place where
they could play freely, learn skating, climbing on a bouldering
wall, play ping pong and table football, as extra activities
after school, as they have plenty of time and expect to make the
most of it. I first need volunteers who are able to help me to
build a concrete skate bowl, a wooden climbing bouldering wall, a
ping pong table and many other games. Also, renovate an eleven
meter long school bus which actually will be the volunteering
place initially. The bus will consist of a five bed sleeping
area, and another area for a kitchen shared with a table and some
seats. Work will consist in painting the interior part of the bus
and install all the facilities. Currently, there is just a toilet
and a shower and an open rancho where a campsite can be placed,
with hammocks, a gas cooker, seats, etc. Naturally you must be a
nature lover. It is all I can provide now because everything
needs to be built, but once the construction is finished, it
would be a lovely, colorful and artistic place where everyone
will be welcome. Once the bus is done, volunteers will be given
shelter in exchange to 3/4 every day hours giving language, art,
and yoga classes. The place offers lots of opportunities for the
volunteers during their free time such as surfing, climbing
volcanoes, fishing, etc. so, if you are an adventurous traveler
who feels like helping me to give a better future for the
children, I can offer you a place to stay if you give me a hand
with the project and make a better world. Hopefully you can join
me! Please email Celine at 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 late 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.


A BEAVERCREEK, OH (near Dayton) adult couple is seeking two
live-in Housekeepers (a married couple would be acceptable) for
their large, beautiful home. They are looking for someone who is
knowledgeable and experienced in caring for fine home
furnishings, including fine china, crystal, silver, leather, hard
wood, stone, and upscale clothing. Responsibilities will include
general and detailed cleaning of all rooms, clothing care and
ironing, and running errands (taking some clothing to be dry
cleaned, contacting professionals to provide care of fragile
antiques in the home, and so on). This is an incredible
opportunity for a pair of dedicated and professional Housekeepers
who would appreciate working in a gorgeous home and caring for
some of the most exquisite possessions you can imagine. Salary
commensurate with skills and experience and includes benefits and
a private cottage for living accommodations Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration. 

wooded acres with a pond and trails available for a self-reliant
individual/couple. Located 25 minutes from Athens, Ohio, a
diverse, progressive college town with a lively farmers market
and unique international and cultural events. Caretaker(s) is
responsible for one to two older dogs and five outdoor cats and
utilities. Well, washer-dryer, satellite, internet, wood stoves,
furnace, electric heaters and phone. The dates are flexible
– October to May. Please email your info and references to

MATURE, CARING FEMALE OR COUPLE needed in Cleveland, Ohio. No
smoking, excessive alcohol, or drugs. Some light cleaning,
gardening and pet sitting involved. Must love animals, have
experience with large dogs and be tidy and fairly quiet (no
partying, late-nights or overnight guests). Dog handling and
training ability and/or experience in animal rescue work a big
plus. No salary but room and board provided. Part time hours will
allow you to do other work from home or part time job outside of
home, except when the owners are travelling or out-of-town, but
even then you could still work at home as many hours as you'd
like. A cheerful, positive, '"can-do" attitude is
essential. A background check and excellent references are
required. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A NEW MOM IN CHILLICOTHE, OH needs a live-out, full-time
Housecleaner. She and her family need someone to help keep their
lives in order during this hectic time and thereafter.
Responsibilities will include housecleaning, running errands,
grocery shopping, helping with the newborn, and anything else
required to help keep Mom's mind at ease and the family's home
running smoothly. Salary will be from $40,000 to $50,000
depending on your education, experience and abilities. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for


RANCH HOME CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Cheyenne, OK. A large ranch
in western Oklahoma is looking for a couple to be a full-time
groundskeeper/part-time housekeeper for a hunting lodge and the
owner's private residence. The groundskeeper duties entail
maintaining the grounds, mowing lawns, irrigation, watering and
caring for trees and flowers, minor repairs, general labor
handyman style various projects. Equipment mechanic a plus, but
not required. The housekeeper will be responsible for cleaning
and stocking the owner's residence, and assisting in the grounds
as necessary. During hunting season the Ranch needs help cleaning
and stocking the hunting lodge and assisting with meals for
guests. The job requires being comfortable in a rural setting and
understanding the demands of ranch life with long spring and
summer days. Must be dependable, responsible, honest, positive,
respectful and have a get-it-done attitude! Must have a valid
driver's license. Pay will be based on experience. This full-time
position comes with housing/utilities, health insurance for the
employee only, vacation after six months and other benefits.
Please provide your resume with work history and a minimum of two
references. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.


RESIDENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed in Neskowin, Oregon. The
homeowners of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in beautiful
Neskowin are seeking an energetic, experienced, and dedicated
professional couple with excellent organization and communication
skills to serve as Resident Managers of their 11-oceanfront
vacation homes. Management duties include guest services,
building and grounds maintenance, security, marketing,
reservations, housekeeping, bookkeeping, and owner support.
Candidates must have vacation rental business experience,
including management of operating and occupancy related budgets,
training and supervising hourly staff, proficiency with Microsoft
Office, QuickBooks, website design, and reservation software. A
competitive compensation package includes salary, health
benefits, and performance based incentives. On-site residence,
utilities, and a spacious office will be provided. Please mail
your cover letter, resume, compensation history for the past five
years, and three references by August 19, 2013 to


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

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED year round on a 12 acre farm in Central
Pennsylvania. Free housing provided in exchange for animal care
and maintenance. An original stone house built in 1746 needs
work. The owner is in residence from mid-May to mid-October.
Prefer a Northeast couple in good health with construction
skills. Must be proactive, hardworking and embrace the winters.
No partiers! Outside work OK. Please email

GROUNDS CARETAKER WANTED in the Chadds Ford, PA area, for a 30
acre farm. Will be responsible for grounds, pond and landscape
management. Must have experience with the operation and basic
maintenance of farm equipment, some experience with horses
helpful, but would not be a primary responsibility. Basic
handyman skills required. Self-motivation a must. A two bedroom
house in a picturesque location provided, along with a
competitive salary and benefits depending on experience and
qualifications. A young couple is welcome. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY in with free accommodation and food?
This is for you! Volunteer in Machupicchu District at an
ecological reserve. Recovering and conserving the wild habitat,
helping the sustainability of endangered species of flora and
fauna. Our organization has been working since 1998 for the
conservation and preservation of the native rainforest in
Machupicchu. Located in a wonderful place, 30 minutes from Machu
Picchu. We are requesting volunteers who really would want to
contribute to our efforts for biodiversity conservation; we would
really appreciate your time as a donation to our organization.
Activities at the reserve might be scheduled in a personalized
program depending on your interests, intentions and skills, such
as organically farming and medicinal plants, reforestation,
orchids culture and native ornamental plants gardening,
photography, arts and handy-crafts, ecotourism services: guiding,
restaurant and hostelling, and research in flora and fauna. Some
of the benefits of being here will be to enrich your knowledge
and experience in: Andean culture, Spanish, English and/or
Quechua languages, organic and traditional food, tropical
biodiversity and conservation, ecology and sustainable resources,
nature photography and arts, free accommodation, free food,
incentively excursions, and you will enjoy the wonderful
landscapes of Machupicchu! Are you ready to apply? It is very
important to know that you will be trained from two to five days
(depending on your skills). So the condition to receive the
benefits from our organization are based on your volunteering
period that must be at least 10 days. Please send your resume and
explain your intentions and interests in our project. If you need
more information just ask by email, and I will be pleased to


and Open Learning centre, a project from the Happiness Everywhere
association. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is born 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 website at


LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OR A FEW WOMEN to housesit in countryside
Puerto Rico. The housesitters need to like animals and enjoy
country life. This is not a paid position. If you’re
interested please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more


CARETAKER WANTED for a small Texas Hill Country ranch. Mowing,
watering, and general maintenance required, along with the
ability to give care to goats and cattle. Housing and a truck
furnished as part of the compensation. A single or couple is
preferred. Please fax your resume and references to

for cattle, mixing feed for cattle and horses, fence repair,
welding pens and corrals. House and pickup included. To apply,

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted to live and work on our ranch.
Maintenance and upkeep of grounds, mowing, landscape, handyman,
etc. Her duties: housekeeping, some cooking, and special event
preparations. Please send references to

A CENTRAL TEXAS FAMILY is seeking a live-in Housekeeper. They are
seeking someone with at least two years' previous experience
working in a private wealthy home, or the equivalent in
professional training, to begin immediately. They have other
employees, so you must be a team player with a pleasant
personality who is able to pitch in wherever needed. The right
candidate will be one who takes pride in his or her work; can
read, write, and speak English well; be very detail-oriented;
have excellent organizational skills; be able to manage his or
her time wisely; and have a professional appearance and demeanor.
Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

MARRIED COUPLE needed to live and work on a ranch. She to work in
the house. He to maintain yard and grounds and do minor repairs.
He must also be able to do ranch work; round up, etc. as needed.
Must be non-smokers, and non-drinkers. Please send resumes to


CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a wonderful, long-term position.
Seeking a seasoned couple to run a large home and property in
Londonderry, Vermont. The responsibilities for this position are
best described as if the couple would run a private bed and
breakfast as live-in caretakers. Located in a picturesque
setting, care is needed for this beautiful nine bedroom, 60 acre
vacation home where only family and friends are hosted. A
successful applicant couple would have a team approach to the
many duties. A skilled carpenter with robust knowledge of
plumbing and electrical issues would be very helpful, along with
operating skills in all types of light to medium equipment. Lawn
care, snow removal and land management are among some duties.
Full charge housekeeping, cooking and book keeping are other
duties. You will live on the property in a beautiful
caretaker’s cottage with all utilities provided by us.
Animals are welcome. This is a year-round, full-time position. A
valid driver’s license with a clean background and
references are a must. Fair pay will be provided by an
experienced property owner. Home and property photos available
via email. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you have any questions.  

HELP NEEDED with the resurrection of an old farm in beautiful
Northern Vermont. Basic skills in carpentry, electrical and
plumbing are helpful. Work needed inside and out, including but
not limited to, clearing trees, setting up organic garden space,
and getting ready for some chickens. Looking for an honest and
hard working individual or couple. Five day work week in exchange
for room and board. Length of stay negotiable. For more
information please email a letter of interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your contact information.


COUPLE NEEDED: Housekeeper/cook and Handyman/gardener for a
central Virginia residence. May apply individually. Housing
included. A driver's license is required. To apply, please fax

CARETAKER NEEDED, year round. Nature Camp is a private,
residential, coeducational summer camp specializing in outdoor
education for youth. The camp is located in a mountain valley in
Rockbridge County, Virginia. The caretaker must reside on site to
be available to deal with property matters as they arise and to
provide year-round property security. Must be comfortable living
remotely. Good communication skills and the ability to
collaborate are necessary, with a special emphasis on relating to
children. Duties are varied and seasonal. The caretaker must keep
the Nature Camp grounds clean, clear of debris, and in safe
condition; perform regular light maintenance on all camp vehicles
and equipment and schedule repairs as needed. Must be competent
at basic carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical repairs
and with operation of chainsaws, mowers, snowplows, and
construction tools. Must understand and comply with all safety
and health regulations and insurance requirements. Must maintain
a valid driver's license and clean driving record and assist with
the driving of local camp trips. Applicants must be at least 25
years old and undergo a criminal background check and check of
sex offender registries. Salary will be commensurate with
experience and skill level; compensation includes on-site
residence and utilities. Please send a statement of interest,
resume, and names of three personal references to


CAT/HOUSESITTER needed to start in January 2014. We expect to be
out of the country for about six months. We have a lovely old two
bedroom home in the Mt. Baker neighborhood of Seattle with one
cat that loves company. However we are looking for someone that
would be willing to pay some $$$ for utilities, etc. (to be
determined). Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


47-year-old, single, seasonal, New York golf pro, seeking winter
pet/house-sitting duties (I am free late November to early
April). I am also available to transport cars back and forth for
the AARPs! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks, Tim

Teacher of 30 years with an excellent reputation seeks a Seattle
long-term housesit. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Peter Scoville: age 37 (website below) 20 years experience in
Property Caretaking / Home repair / House sitting / Animal care /
Home Health aide and Security work. Please check out my website
and references and see what I have to offer!

Caretaker Position ~ Honest, trustworthy and very dependable
person seeking a caretaker position. I currently have 15 years
experience in lawn care which includes seven years caretaking for
a 13 acre estate. There is so much more about me than I can put
into this ad that would express how I can serve you and your
needs. I am always willing to go the extra mile. I prefer the
lower Eastern shore Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline or Wicomico
counties but I am willing to travel to northern Eastern shore or
Delaware if the right situation presents itself. If you are
interested please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References can and will be
provided upon request. Thank  you.

Responsible married couple of 38 years seeking a Caretaker's
Position on Orcas Island, WA. Semi-retired General Contractor and
retired Bank Officer. Very knowledgeable of island life as we
have lived on Orcas for 32 years. Available 04/01/2014.

Massachusetts – Couple in early 50’s with two indoor
cats looking for live-in caretakers' position in Berkshire
County.  Hubby is an experienced chef/baker (ServSafe), four
season groundskeeper (CPO), and in all aspects of building
maintenance. Wife is an experienced cook, baker, gardener,
housekeeper and in childcare.  Two and half years of caretakers
experience at a synagogue.  Please contact

Situation Sought On Maine Coast - Brunswick to Belfast areas -
Healthy, fit, pleasant, conscientious, intelligent, capable,
responsible, positive, nature-loving, artistic woman in middle
years seeks house-sitting, caretaking, or house sharing
arrangement. Background in holistic health and museum fields.
Experienced also as: whole foods cook, housekeeper/home maker,
organic vegetable/flower gardener, compassionate caregiver. Lived
25 years in NH – have excellent references. Seek relocating
to be closer to family and a love for Maine. Please call

Responsible couple would like to caretake a remote property or
island. We are open for all countries. We are a German family and
experienced in caretaking private homes in remote areas. We are
clean, don't smoke or drink and are financially secure. Adrian is
an editor and has income with writing travel articles. Nina is a
schoolteacher. With us, we have our daughter Isabella and our
friendly dog. In the past we've been caretaking holiday homes on
private islands in Oceania. We are able to identify and solve
problems on our own, used to do maintenance and have knowledge in
gardening and farming. Available from November 2013. Interested
in long-term options. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Situation Wanted: Laguna Beach/ Orange County. Seeking a guest
house for rent/exchange for the 2013-14 school year. September 1.
45-year-old woman completing Master's of Science Degree in Design
and Merchandising with teen (senior) and two pugs. Excellent
references. Certified yoga instructor for adults and children.
Art enrichment teacher/business owner of established business in
Colorado. Seeking beautiful peaceful space in which to create.
Current research includes medical benefits of kundalini
yoga/meditation and product development for yoga wear line. Can
do trade for private yoga/art instruction/ design work and/or
take care of property. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple looking for caretaking situation in Kauai, winter 2013-14.
Michael has experience in agriculture, forestry, mechanics and
carpentry. Kelly works with children and is a certified
children’s yoga instructor and mother to their eight month
old son. Michael and Kelly live in Vermont and have experience
growing organic vegetables and working with animals. We are
reliable and motivated and looking for a farm/homestead to care
for and enjoy this winter. Please contact:

Farm/Ranch Management position wanted. I have experience with all
types of livestock. Strong skills in forage production, animal
health/husbandry and grounds maintenance. Experience with
irrigation, livestock marketing, some farming and feedlot
experience also. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Female Teacher seeking long term housesit in La Jolla or Solano
Beach CA. Professional in elementary schools for 30 years with
great references. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Self employed, hard working family of three seeking a caretaking
position in ID, CO, WY, NM, MT, or AZ. Must be pet friendly.
Having purchased real-estate across the country, traveling, and
working on ranches we have acquired a wide range of skills over a
lifetime of experience, house-sitting, landscaping, general
contracting, logging, wielding, etc. If interested please call

Experienced Professional Property Caretaker - Hi I’m Peter
(37) I have a website that will help you get to know me and see
what I have to offer. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Experienced in
all aspects of Home repairs, Maintenance, Farming, Animal care,
Property management, Security Guard, Home health aide and more. I
have a great work ethic and wonderful people skills. See website

Caretaker - two person team available to care for your
home/vacation home and or estate). Duties include:
(Housecleaning/cooking/general landscape/personal assistance
(general office/ bookkeeping/animal care) Prefer long term but
open in exchange for unfurnished guest home/carriage house plus
income. We have two well mannered black labs. Background in
retail and home renovation/interior design. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX References available.

Property manager at your service. I have experience with Organic
gardening, landscape maintenance, animal care, and security,
whatever is needed to keep your property functional and
productive. Highly responsible, reliable, good communicator, self
motivated, able to listen, and follow directions. 54, non-smoker,
drug-free, in good health. Available Fall 2013 or sooner,
depending upon your needs. Willing to relocate pretty much
anywhere in the Continental USA, or Canada. One very sweet,
spayed female, outside cat to help keep any rodent problems under
control. Currently caretaker of a 40 acre off-grid property.
Excellent references. Please call Stephen, anytime, at

California. Housesitter/live-in caregiver position wanted. Desire
a position in the East Bay area of California for caring for your
slice of heaven while you are away, or care for someone who does
not want to be alone. I can help with pet care, shopping,
cleaning, gardening, and/or giving loving care to your home or
loved one. Am a social worker in geriatrics. Am background
checked and fingerprinted on current job. Have excellent
references, am responsible and neat, and reliable. Please contact

Housesitter/caretaker available. Southeastern or mid-Atlantic
U.S. preferred. I wouldn’t mind taking care of your pets,
your yard, farm chores etc. I’ve done yard work on
high-priced properties many times to make ends meet. House
sitting is also nothing new to me. References are available.
Jazz, blues, classical pianist. Although I will try to find work
in your area, a small salary will be necessary. Please contact me

Manager/Caretaker Team. For ranch, farm, or retreat in California
or the Northwest. He is experienced in estate
management/maintenance: electrical, plumbing, propane,
irrigation, and solar power. All aspects, including supervising
employees and contractors. She is a Master Gardener with fruit
orchard experience and use of organic gardening techniques.
Active, fit, substance-free, looking for long-term. Can work
independently, and have an eye for what needs to be done. We
enjoy the challenge of remote locations and sustainable, green,
life style. Available in September. Please call

Year Round Experienced Catholic couple in their 40's. CIA Grad,
chef/caretaker with Filipina wife familiar with taking care of a
home. Looking to travel and new experiences. Seeking to provide a
loyal service, long term. Please call

Married couple seeking live in caretaker position in Ireland
starting October 2013. Experience in various fields of
employment, Pest Control, Restaurant Management, Transportation
and Hospitality. Currently living in America. Please contact

Wanted: A permanent position on a large ranch or large farm
property in the Pacific Northwest. I will 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

Semi-Retired Canadian woman seeks a caretaking/housekeeping
position starting March/April 2014 for a minimum of one year in
California (Santa Barbra County, San Luis D'Obispo, Santa Maria)
Panama, Ecuador, or Almeira, Spain. Mature, responsible with
excellent references and Tourism/Travel/Health. Background-Police
check has been done and available. To negotiate for rent-free
living plus salary-multi-tasker with many skills and multiple
languages. Please email me for profile at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave a message. I will call you

Seeking seasonal employment November 2013 – mid-April 2014
in Northern or Southern CA. Work seasonally on 4,000 acre private
ranch in southwestern Montana reclaiming land, developing and
maintaining perennial gardens. I am able to provide excellent
references. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Nanny/caregiver position wanted in the Portland, OR area. Will
trade a place to live/work, for part salary. To start September

Prairie Ecologist/Landscaper/Gardener - seeking full-time or
caretaker role in the Chicago/Milwaukee/Madison/Rockford region.
I have a passion for native plants and the natural heritage of
the land, and 15 years of real-world experience in
prairie/woodland restoration and park maintenance. Please call

Husband: Builder/Contractor: 37 years - construction, remodeling,
land-development, investing. Wife: 8-year Real Estate Broker: 14
years marketing, staging, showing, sales. Seek long-term
house-sitting/caretaking position, preferably a warm California
shoreline! Will consider Florida, Belize, New Mexico, others.
Dave occasionally contracts railroad shipping - has TSA Security
clearance/background check. Skills: trouble-shooting,
project-organization, sub-contractor/vendor-management,
heating/cooling/security systems/electrical/plumbing/pool
maintenance, landscaping, gardening. Karen worked last two years
as personal assistant to a woman with cancer, handling
appointments, living arrangements, bills. We are non-smoking, no
drugs, occasional cocktail/wine with dinner – no abuse
issues, no children. Health-conscious, environmentally-friendly,
desiring warmer, drier climate. Honest, responsible,
professional, personable, clean, quiet, discreet. Can provide you
with references, security, maintenance and a trust-worthy
presence in your home. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Baltimore County, Maryland/York County, Pennsylvania: Since 2002,
I have been caretaker of an 85-acre farm in Glen Rock, PA., which
is about to be sold for development. I operate an established
lawn care and handyman service with an “A” rating on
Angie’s List, and have tools, truck and equipment; horse
experience. My wife works at an animal hospital in Northern
Baltimore County. We are looking for a new place to live, with
separate housing desired. Access to outbuilding for equipment
storage essential. “Rental in exchange for services”,
all caretaking situations considered. Please call

Wanted: A long-term position on the Central California Coast.
Semi retired Personal Fitness Trainer with many life skills
including handyman, gardening, pet care, organizing, other. Great
references. I can be of service to you!  I would love to care for
your animals and property. My goal is to live on the Central
Coast and get involved in Marine Mamal Conservation and Research.

Seeking winter opportunity in the United Kingdom. Ingenious,
responsible couple currently working as the caretakers for a 40
acre private island in Maine, are coming to the UK between
November and February. Long or short-term opportunities
considered. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank

Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas - Responsible teacher
experienced with house sitting, pet sitting, apartment
management, working on organic farms, and tutoring is seeking
opportunity with space available to park tiny cabin on wheels,
which is licensed as an RV. Please contact

Mature, responsible couple looking for a caretaking position in
or nearby southeast Oklahoma (preferably near the mountains). We
are well-suited for farm or ranch type work. Both of us have
years of experience in taking care of animals, especially horses,
including training them. Looking for position with living
quarters and room for four to six horses. He is skilled in many
trades and can fix, build and maintain just about anything. She
is a Licensed Massage Therapist, proficient in natural healing
with people and animals, especially horses. She can also work off
the property. References available. If you have an opportunity
you would like to talk to us about, please email

Extremely reliable, trustworthy middle aged single woman, who
brings to any position a strong work ethic, dedication,
discretion, creativity and problem solving skills. I am a quiet
individual with love of all animals and the natural world. After
20 + successful years in the film business I retired to pursue a
quieter, simpler life. I am an expert in small ruminant care,
managed rotationally grazing, nationally certified dog trainer
and master organic gardener and landscaper. Also handy with basic
carpentry. Seeking position, either part-time for housing and
stipend in an area where I can sustain a dog training business or
full-time employment keeping your animals and property in the
best shape ever! Ideal locations are Maine or southwestern VT,
but I am open to all possibilities! To discuss how I can be of
service please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaking/housesitting position by experienced farming couple
while looking for Maine land to farm. Have lived for 10 years in
a service-based intentional community: offering many practical
skills; dedication and responsibility to others; attention to
detail. From July 2014 onwards. We have serious intentions and
are very reliable. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Let me care for your beautiful place. I’m Bill, an
extremely capable caretaker/handyman/engineer. I’m very
skilled in plumbing (pumps, wells, potable water, irrigation);
electrical (high and low voltage); everything solar;
surveillance; security; IT/IP/telecommunications; satellite. Able
to service all your mechanical needs (swimming pool equipment,
snowmobiles, speedboats, sports cars, anything 2 or 4 cycle). I
enjoy carpentry/renovation with an eye for detail.
Troubleshooting is my specialty; I enjoy solving problems. I have
all my own tools/test equipment. A self-starter, I would enjoy
assuming responsibility for your property’s needs. I have a
clean background with a concealed weapons permit; no booze, pills
or cigarettes. Grew up in Hawaii – experienced on the
water. Happily married for 28 years, one grown daughter. Animal
and Nature lover. References upon request. Available immediately,
short or long-term. Residence/Salary required. Please feel free
to contact me at my farm in Tennessee

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