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THIS IS OUR 215th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       


Published since 1983          Volume 36, Number 5       

September/October 2018        ISSN 1074-3642  

Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 36 states
and 14 countries
Caretaker Profile
From Italy to Hawaii: Sabina and Vittorio Santella
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette


HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Helena, a suburb of Birmingham,
from October 1 to December 31, 2018. In addition to our three
bedroom/two bathroom home, we have beautiful gardens, so we are
looking for a housesitter to maintain both our house and gardens
while we are away. The climate of Helena is typical of the Deep
South. Our private house, including utilities, is offered to stay
in for free in exchange for about two hours a day of taking care
of our gardening needs. Our preference is for a single,
non-smoking person, who is financially secure since we are not
offering any compensation for this position. We received many
housesitter responses from our last ad in The Caretaker Gazette -
but not from housesitters who are able to do our gardening work.
We would appreciate hearing from housesitters who would also
enjoy some of our landscaping work out in our beautiful garden
area. Must be a non-smoker/drinker, with no pets, or children.
Please email your interest and reasons for wanting to take this
housesitting assignment, let us know your gardening background,
and include your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.


SLED DOG APPRENTICE/CARETAKER needed. Spend the winter in the
heart of the Alaska Range on the outskirts of Denali National
Park caring for sled dogs. The primary duty is to assist in the
care of our dogs. As a handler you will give food and water to
the dogs. Then you will clean the kennel. Afterwards, you'll need
to prepare and hook the dogs up for a training run, going on
training runs with or without supervision depending on
competence, and working with puppies. You will also complete a
variety of jobs to help us maintain the dogs, kennel, and
equipment. For instance you may paint and repair dog houses,
assist with building tasks, cut and stack firewood, repair gear,
etc. In general, we try to use each handler's strengths so while
you will have the opportunity to try many things, you will do the
most of what you are good at. Successful dog mushers, and
Alaskans, are jacks of all trades. The afternoon ends with
feeding the dogs and cleaning the kennel again. Housing is in a
private room in a private cabin. The cabin is a finished home,
but there is no running water. The shower and laundry facilities
are attached to our home. We are one of the finest sled dog
kennels in the state of Alaska. We expect the best of ourselves
and our handlers. We are interested in finding responsible,
capable individuals who are self-motivated, willing to learn, and
have a can-do attitude. Working at the Wolf's Den requires the
ability to approach daily chores with enthusiasm and
thoroughness. Experience not necessary, we will teach the right
person. We need help from September 1st to May 1st 2019. To learn

PATAGONIA CALLING. I need a healthy strong man, woman or loving
couple on my farm in North Patagonia, El Huecu, population 2,000,
with a bank, schools, and markets. It's a close walk or ride to
town, 20 minutes. This is a volunteer position; in exchange for
work, you receive room and board and a life altering experience.
Possibly this could become a permanent arrangement, starting in
October or November 2018. Horsemanship, and Spanish helpful,
English a must. Organic gardening/cooking, building skills a
plus. A driver's license is a big plus. Looking for non-smokers,
who are kind and loving. You will have your own one bedroom,
kitchen, bath, and washing machine. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then if you have an interest, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include your photo. Thank you for your


CARETAKER WANTED for my property, located 17 miles out from
Seligman, AZ. I am looking for a caretaker for my horses. I go
out of town often and would like someone to be there to feed them
and watch them for me. You may bring your own horses and pets.
Rent is free and I may be able to help out with some food and
supplies. I pay for all of my animals feed. You pay for your own.
You may live in my house which I will admit is a bit messy and
have your own room. I am rarely at home. There is water available
there but there is no running water or electricity to the house
at this time. It is a very rustic and in a rural location which
is very beautiful. No drugs or alcohol allowed. If this is you or
you know someone who might fit with this please let me know.

DESERT PRESERVE AND RETREAT space near Tucson is seeking a single
person or couple for live-in caretaker duties for 12 months or
more. Must have your own transportation. The organization
provides overnight accommodations for guests and event space for
weddings, memorials, and retreats in an interfaith setting.
Duties in exchange for living in on-site caretaker's home with
all utilities provided (except propane) are to maintain the
property and buildings, make necessary repairs, open and close
the entrance gate, and monitor public usage. Please email your

Good Morning Gary, I wanted to follow up with you and let you
know that we have had a tremendous response to our ad and the
email that you sent out. As of this morning we have filled the
position. Thank you again for all of your help. I look forward to
working with you in the future. Cathy D., Belcamp, MD
Good morning Cathy, I appreciate your letting us know. Many
times our advertisers get so busy that they don�t inform us
when their position has been filled. We look forward to working
with you again, too. Let us know if you ever need to publish any
future caretaker-wanted ads.
I see that you are now using Twitter to post Help Wanted ads for
The Caretaker Gazette. I hardly ever use Twitter, so does that
mean that I will be missing out on new positions that you post on
Twitter? Let me know. Thanks. Bob K. Rye, NY
Hi Bob, thanks for writing. The Caretaker Gazette's Twitter
page features new help wanted listings that have already appeared
in recent email updates that were previously emailed to all our
Gazette subscribers. The email updates that go out to subscribers
contain more detailed descriptions of the duties,
responsibilities, compensation, and contact information. In many
cases, our help wanted advertisers request that we feature a
summary of their ad and a photo on the Gazette homepage and
Twitter page - so they can obtain additional exposure for their
ads. As a subscriber, you do not need to respond to new postings
on our Twitter page - just respond to the positions that you
receive from the Gazette's email updates that we email to
Please sign me up for another three years of my Gazette
subscription. I'm doing well since quitting my job last July, and
I'm still not working full-time by my own choice. Hope all is
well with you. Keep up the good work on behalf of us who wander,
but are not lost! Chuck M., San Diego, CA
Thanks for writing, Chuck, and thank you for your three year
renewal. I'm glad to hear that you're doing well. All is well
with us too. Thanks again.
Thank you so much for posting our help-wanted ad again, as our
housesitters failed us and we missed our flight today. We have
had some interesting responses from your subscribers, and will
maybe even get to go a couple weeks from now. You renewed our
trust in good intentions and good people. We are grateful for
that. Aloha Anya and Frank R., Hana, HI
Anya and Frank, we were glad to help you. I hope you were able
to take your vacation and leave your home and property in the
good hands of one of our subscribers.
Thanks to the Gazette for running my Situations Wanted ad, I am
nearing the end of a three month caretaking assignment in New
Mexico. Now that I am ready to look for another position, I am
curious - how do I become one of your Caretaker Profiles?  Karen
O., Atlanta, GA
Karen, I am sure that our readers would be interested in
reading about your caretaking assignment in New Mexico. Any of
our readers who are currently involved in, or recently returned
from, a housesitting or caretaking assignment are welcome to
submit a profile of approximately 1,000 words along with two
clear photos. If selected, we will work with you to edit your
profile. Many people who have been featured in a Caretaker
Profile have been offered positions by property owners who read
the Gazette.

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

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OUR RESORT IS A 28 UNIT MOTEL on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. We
are currently looking for a live-in Resident Couple to manage our
motel. You must be energetic and enthusiastic as well as
dependable, organized and a self-starter and able to manage the
day-to-day operations. You must have experience in 3rd party
booking sites like Expedia and Booking.com and have knowledge on
marketing in the motel business. Compensation includes the
apartment as well as utilities, internet and satellite TV. There
will also be a salary which will depend on experience to start.
So if you are interested in a long-term position, please send
your cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER/STATIONHAND needed for a family owned South Queensland
cattle property. Must have cattle husbandry and stock handling
skills. Applicants must possess fencing experience, plant and
equipment maintenance and operational skills. There is a primary
school nearby. For more information, please call

ACTIVE CARETAKER COUPLE required for a Maranoa property, close to
town. Prefer a couple with their own caravan. Duties will include
stock waters, lick, fences and garden maintenance. Local
references required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A RETIREE to be our long-term caretaker in Putty, a
small village in New South Wales, in Singleton Shire. Separate
house provided. Pets are allowed. We live on a farm but need help
when we go away. The caretaker gets time off when required.

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Mullaley/Coona area on our Angus stud
ranch. Looking for a handyman with cattle skills, who will be an
honest and reliable caretaker. A two bedroom cottage will be
provided. For more details, please call 0402 616 758.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. An active and reliable couple is
required for a caretaker's position on our property near
Tamworth, in northeastern New South Wales. Duties will include
gardening and light farm work. Experience with cattle and horse
handling is essential. The caretaker's package includes a three
bedroom, air-conditioned cottage with a large shed and secure

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE who would like to help maintain an outback
property near Hungerford Queensland for four weeks to six months.
Can stay in the house with the owners or in a camper van with
power and shower, toilet, etc. We are located on the Paroo River,
on 80,000 acres. We need a little help in gardening, help water
check points and stock. A small wage will be given and an
experience of a taste of the outback life guaranteed. Please call

SEEKING NOMADS interested in odd jobs in exchange for a free
caravan/motor home site including power and water. The house is
available for all amenities. I have acreage 20 minutes north of
Townsville, in northeastern Queensland, and need people to assist
with small projects in the garden and also help with feeding
chickens, horses, dogs and cats. No experience necessary in any
fields and you are welcome to stay as long or short as you like
and help out when it suits you. Experience working with animals
would be an advantage. If interested please call

CARETAKERS NEEDED. The management committee of the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in conjunction with the Community
Association is seeking the services of contract caretakers for
the management, cleaning, maintenance, repair and upkeep of the
caravan park. The park is a tourist park, well situated in the
Southern Flinders Ranges, with 20 powered sites, 20 unpowered
sites, three drive though sites; three ensuite cabins and a camp
kitchen. The park has 3 Star AAA rating. A three bedroom house is
provided for the caretaker. Ideally you will have previous
experience in the caravan park industry, possess outstanding
customer service skills and have reasonable understanding of
computer operations. Written applications including three
references should be sent to the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Applications close at 5:00 pm Friday, August 31st 2018.

A SINGLE PENSIONER is required for a position on a small property
in Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Accommodation provided in
exchange for light duties. Experience with cattle required.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

CARETAKER NEEDED in Castlecrag, Sydney for a busy family with two
children. Looking for a long-term, live-in single female or a
couple at our family home in Castlecrag. Must be tidy, fit clean
and proactive. Enthusiastic and high attention to detail, have a
sense of urgency and be able to prioritize tasks and initiative
is essential. Duties will include all housekeeping, cleaning,
some cooking and serving breakfast plus looking after the
property. Rent and utilities free in private accommodations, with
TV, standard meals, and Wi-Fi included. Salary is negotiable.

FARM HELP needed. We run a property based in Central New South
Wales, in Warren, located 600 kms from Sydney. It is a cotton,
sheep and cropping property. We are looking for a cheerful,
self-motivated, fit person with a can-do attitude to help us.
This position would probably suit a female. The work will include
general farm duties, sheep work, looking after sheep dogs and
other animals and pets, gardening, and help taking care of the
homestead. We require good spoken English. You will need your own
car, as we are 40 kms from town. There are several travelers in
the area to catch up with if you wish. We provide good
accommodation in a self-contained cottage beside our house.
Cooking facilities, an outside area with BBQ, and pool are right
here. Must be confident to caretake if we are away for a few
days. No smoking please. We are reliable, friendly employers. We
have had several travelers from across the globe, who have learnt
heaps and enjoyed the whole experience. If you are organized,
hard-working, fit and happy to lend a hand, please apply. We look
forward to hearing from you. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more details.

CARETAKER WANTED. Searching for a long-term caretaker who has
some rural Australian experience. Applicants can be a couple or
single person. I have an organic property, located 25 kilometers
from Dalby, Queensland. I will provide the caretaker with a good
house and small wage. Local references are required. To apply,


WORK EXCHANGE available. We are a 34 and 36-year-old couple.
Ellen is a social worker and Bjorn is a nurse. We have been
travelling a fair bit as well, but now we would like to open up
our home to travelers who would like to visit our region in
return for some hours of work a day. We live in a rather small
village, Assenede, in the Belgian province of East Flanders. If
you have your own car you can get to Gent, Antwerp, and Brugge
quite easily. You will be working for four hours a day. You will
have two full days off a week. We will provide you with your own
room and three meals a day. The bathroom and other rooms are
shared with us. You will be mainly working outside doing some
gardening, mowing the grass, picking weeds, etc. Another task is
painting wooden window shutters and the window frames, and wooden
garden shed.  Maybe also help a bit with cleaning the garden
shed, garage, etc. If our working schedule permits we could go
sightseeing together as well if you would like that. If you are
in the area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Don't hesitate to
ask if you have any questions.


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in southern Belize. A minimum commitment of
four weeks anytime from March to November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties as of
this date will be the care and feeding of six dogs, fishes,
watering young plants and minor maintenance. If interested please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can also google


LOOKING FOR HELP finishing the interior of our rustic cabin in
the Sequoia National Forest, located in the southern Sierra
Nevada Mountains of California. It's remote (75 minutes to Home
Depot) but beautiful. Looking for someone (or a couple) with some
or all of these skills: carpentry, drywall, electrical, plumbing,
painting, and landscaping. Must have: excellent references, a
strong ability to project manage, be self-motivated, honest,
reliable, and have a resilient personality. You will need a good
vehicle and driving record, a clear background check, no
drugs/smoking, good communication skills and a can-do attitude.
Experience with power tool maintenance/repair and with living
rustically is a plus. Trade 20 hours per week for the cabin.
Please email your details to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BIG SUR CALIFORNIA. We have an opening for a ranch helper on a
homestead. Here there are llamas, alpacas, goats, cats and
gardens. The person must be based in the country outdoor
lifestyle. Solar power close to beaches and hiking trails. One
hour to town. It's important to have a connection and experience
with animals and permaculture. Be responsible and take
initiative. I also do many chores and work in other places, so
gone from home some. You must be healthy and aware, able to clean
corrals, weed-eat, move hay, etc. Be able to work a full day on
the land each week. Be able to interface with other people
working. Kindness is very important. Exchange of 40 hours a month
for a mini-house (approximately 450 sq. ft.) plus outdoor space.
To apply and for more information please contact

RANCH CARETAKER needed in Oroville. I have 10 acres and need
someone who has trailer to park here for partial trade for rent
and property caretaking once in a while. Nothing big, just help
out now and again. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more

remarkable period of renewal. We are looking for a couple with
hotel and/or spa management experience to fill the positions of
General Managers. This is a unique opportunity to make a
contribution towards a place rich with a history of healing. A
former Native American ceremonial ground and hot springs open to
the public since 1865, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is one of the
treasures of California. If you have the appropriate experience
and interest, we want to hear from you! Please send your resume
and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Since this is a remote
location, this job is best suited for people without young

CARETAKER WANTED for a Mountain Lodge in the Sierras starting
September 1, 2018. Located in Norden, on Donner Summit, a mile
from the Sugar Bowl ski resort in the tri-lodge area, a private
lodge of a Bay Area international organization is looking for a
dependable non-smoking caretaker. This club has a social
component that would require the caretaker to enjoy meeting new
people and interacting with a variety of personalities,
generations of families and friends. This position requires daily
maintenance of the property. Qualifications should include basic
bookkeeping skills, being able to handle billing and make
deposits, have the ability to follow written procedures, have
good communication skills, be personable and comfortable with
interacting with a variety of ages and personalities, be able to
communicate with the lodge committee as issues arise, have basic
handyman skills, be able to maintain a clean environment of a
large facility. You must be physically fit enough to shovel snow,
must provide your own computer and be able to check emails on a
regular basis and reply as needed, must have a vehicle suited for
the snow, and you must be willing and able to feed the cat who
lives on the premises. To apply, tell us a little bit about
yourself by emailing your resume, cover letter, and

County. A single person or couple is needed (non-smoker) to care
for my Father. Free housing and groceries provided. Five days
work and five nights work will receive $100.00 a week
(negotiable). He needs to be reminded to take his medicine as
directed and breathing treatments. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please provide references from friends and

CARETAKER NEEDED in Tehachapi. A private horse ranch is looking
for a live-on-site, part-time caretaker to feed animals, handle
gardening/weeds, mend fences/water lines and typical ranch tasks.
A California driver's license and good DMV record are needed.
This hands-on position is for an experienced person, able to work
alone and efficiently, without supervision, training or drama.
Housing is in a 30' travel trailer plus utilities and salary. No
under-the-table cash payments. Must be over 25 for commercial
vehicle insurance. Retired seniors are encouraged to respond.
Please email your past work history and employment references to

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on the Sacramento River (located between San
Francisco and Sacramento). Looking for a caretaker with handyman
skills, and able to do some tractor work. Cook/housekeeper will
prepare and serve meals during the hunting season (October
through January). Salary, two bedroom apartment with kitchen, all
utilities, dish network, internet and food during duck season,
will be provided. Pets are OK. This position is not suitable for
children. Please email your resume and references to

ADULT CAREGIVER NEEDED I am in need of a competent caregiver for
my Dad. He is an 80-year-old man with all faculties. The hours
needed are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and we are willing to offer
$18-20 per hour depending on your qualifications. He is quiet and
withdrawn, but able to communicate beautifully. Your duties will
be assist with care, meal preparation, medications management,
light housekeeping, companionship, laundry and linens cleanings.
Kindly send your resume and contact information to

HOUSESITTER NEEDED long-term for my small home in Santa Cruz. I
have a single-family 1930�s home with two bedrooms and one full
bathroom, and plenty of space for a garden, on a quiet street,
and only 11 blocks to Sunny Cove Beach. Need someone to sit our
house and our two dogs. They are in and out kind of dogs, and
spoiled rotten too. Need plants watered too. For more details,

CARETAKER NEEDED for a mountain ranch in Pollock Pines, in El
Dorado County. A one bedroom mobile home is available in exchange
for help around the house and ranch. This is an l64 acre timber
property. I am leaning toward retired people or somebody who
would be around a lot but will consider anybody who brings a lot
to the table. There is room for horses on three acres already
fenced for the caretaker. Looking for somebody with experience in
carpentry, with handyman or handywoman skills. Somebody with
horse experience is a plus. Looking for a MacGyver type - meaning
a caretaker who knows how to do quite a few things, and if not -
knows how to find out how. Must be a self-starter and must have a
lot of your own tools. There are two trout streams on the
property and plenty of places to garden. An apple orchard that is
over one hundred sixty years old is still bearing sixteen
different varieties of apples. There are also raspberries,
gooseberries and loganberries to be harvested. I need help
restoring the house that has half fallen down and was built in
1869. The ranch is semi-remote, five miles to the closest
neighbor, but only fifteen minutes on good roads to Pollock Pines
with major shopping stores and schools. There is excellent cell
phone reception. The ranch is in generator country which means
you need to provide your own generator since there is no
electricity. We get quite a bit of snow in the winter so a
four-wheel drive is essential, or a pickup truck preferably. Dogs
are OK if they are confined to the caretaker's area. No drug or
alcohol abusers please. There is a background check required.
Please reply with your phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


CARETAKER REQUIRED. A scenic ranch south of Longview Alberta
requires a caretaker. Lawn care, livestock feeding, and general
supervision in exchange for housing. This would be ideal for a
retired couple with a farm background. Please call


LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed near Elizabeth, CO. I need a live-in
caretaker in exchange for rent to care for three horses, three
dogs, yard and house/office on small acreage, north of Elizabeth.
This opportunity would be great for someone who works from home
or has a part-time job. For more details please text

HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER needed. Seeking an experienced individual
or couple to fill a permanent full-time housekeeper position and
part-time caretaker position for a 300 acre Colorado Springs area
horse property. Primary responsibilities are housekeeping
(experience required) and horse care/feeding (one dozen horses,
experience desired). A background check and verifiable references
are required. Compatible animals welcome.  Housing and utilities
provided; salary and benefits negotiable. Hoping to fill this
position very soon. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

to help manage our Boutique Inn in Southwestern Colorado. Six
month-year-round live-in assistant Innkeeper. Looking for a
self-starter, quick study, team player, excellent follow through,
good cleaning experience, good customer service, attention to
detail, great communication skills. Responsibilities include
guest services-checking guests in, collecting payments,
phone/online reservations, available in the evenings. Days free.
Live-work trade, possible pay depending on skill set and
experience. No smokers-pets-kids. Please email

CARETAKER NEEDED in Lewis, CO. Looking for a responsible
individual or couple to check on farm animals, count them, and
check on their feeders, and waterers. Make sure everyone is
healthy, with no problems. This is a work exchange for a one
bedroom cottage with internet and TV. If the caretaker wants to
earn extra we always have projects where it could happen.
Applicants will need a clean Colorado driver's license, and do a
background check. Please call or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXor
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank
you for your interest.

CARETAKERS NEEDED in Ouray, CO. The San Juan Chalet in Ouray is
looking for live-in caretakers. The position is open immediately.
Would prefer a couple. You must be able to be in Ouray through
October. An apartment with a washer and dryer in the unit, and a
detached garage is available now. Please email your resume to
to learn more.


HELP NEEDED outside of Logumkloster, a small town on the Jutland
peninsula in south Denmark. Because of a cancellation, we are
open for visitors yesterday. We hope we can inspire you to come
and share our days and give us a hand on our property here. We
are an open-minded family, who need a hand with some loose ends
on our modernized, old farmhouse. We are a Danish/Dutch couple,
Erik (72-years-old) and Gijs (52-years-old). We have two
children, who have left home, but our cats are still there. We
live in an old farmhouse, as we have done for twenty years now.
It got partially modernized and we try to be self-sufficient with
energy through geothermal heat and solar panels, but there are
some loose ends. Our home is five kilometers from Logumkloster,
which is a little village 25 kilometers from the German border.
We build everything ourselves, but need some extra hands because
age has set his footprint on our energy. We would like to get
some help for our sauna project; we want to make a sauna out of
the old furnace shed. Also, a part of the old stable which has
been used for chickens needs a new roof. And our vegetable garden
needs to be cared for. So if you have some experience with
bricklaying, carpentry, welding, and gardening, or are willing to
learn and you want to share your world with ours, then please
call us. We speak Danish, Dutch, English and German. We would
like you to stay for at least one to three weeks. If you are in
our area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN HELP needed in southeast England for an
elderly well-travelled, well-read lady wanting to maintain
independence, but needing assistance with mobility and household
duties. Will need to do laundry, shopping, light meals etc. (no
cleaning, but optional gardening). Care required in the mornings,
for bathing and dressing. Located in an attractive rural location
on the edge of a small village (with shops, Post Office, church,
school, pub, trains to London, and a local bus) on the
Hampshire/Surrey border. You will have your own room, bathroom,
TV, and Wi-Fi. This would suit someone with outside interests,
perhaps based locally, as full-time care is not necessary and the
family is often around on weekends. Driving is essential, and a
car (automatic) will be provided. Dog-owner possible. Local
references required. This permanent position can start at the end
of September. UK residents should apply with your resume and


CARETAKER NEEDED in Redland, Florida. This will be part-time work
in exchange for housing. An active retired person is needed to do
maintenance on a seven acre mango-avocado farm in exchange for a
free efficiency on site with private entrance. Duties will
include mowing, weed whacking, feeding dogs, general help. I
don't want a person with a full-time job. No smokers. Utilities,
Wi-Fi, cable, and electricity included. For more information,


FRENCH-SPEAKING ESTATE MANAGER needed to live and work in Gordes,
France. Will be responsible for the management and care of a
large and historic building on roughly 12 hectares. Clients come
for the summer only and have very high standards. Duties will
include keeping the property immaculate and running smoothly,
overseeing a program of maintenance and cleaning, managing a
small staff, overseeing contractors, keeping inventories,
managing the accounts and some hands on light maintenance, plus
some driving. Must have private experience, with a jack of all
trades approach, a clean driving license and be fluent in French.
This position comes with accommodation and a salary in Euros of
45,000 to 50,000 per year. To apply, please send your resume and


MACON AREA LONG-TERM caretaker needed. We are a semi-retired
couple and not on our property full-time. We have 150 acres of
woodland vistas, wildlife, streams, garden plots, and
picnic/grill areas. Compound: two houses, one modular home, two
mobile homes. Caretaker housing: two bedroom Horton mobile home
and 12x24 private shop. Must be an observant, and a
security-minded presence. Grass mowing, emergencies, small
maintenance projects expected. Also for-pay projects available.
Looking for an honest, mature person with a love of the outdoors.
No kids. For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


VOLUNTEERS needed in Hoisdorf, in the district of Stormarn, in
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Nature, stillness and meditation -
work and deepen your spirituality at our meditation center
outside Hamburg. Our house is focused on providing an environment
to meditate, go inwards and reconnect with nature. It is a place
of stillness and peace, and perfectly suited for experienced
meditators and other experienced spiritual practitioners who
might also like to enjoy the natural surroundings. In the house,
we are two permanent residents and offer a couple of private
guestrooms. We are intense meditators and like to meditate for
three to four hours, daily (morning and evening meditations). We
expect from all volunteers coming to the house to focus on
intensifying their inner connection - whatever that means for
you: meditation, prayer, contemplation, deep bodywork, relaxation
techniques, long walks in nature, dream work, certain kinds of
reading ... This is a good place to go on retreat and we expect
volunteers to be experienced in this regard. You might be bored
quickly if you do not have your own things that you want to work
or focus on. We do not offer schooling or teaching. But the house
provides support for your own efforts in a multitude of ways.
Beginners in the spiritual quest or people unfamiliar with
turning inwards will find other places more suitable for them. We
are a small quiet place. We ask volunteers to leave after a few
days if they are not making use of the purpose of the house
(going inwards in some personal way, as described above).
Benefits: a peaceful garden with pond, large meditation room,
library, and a nature sanctuary for water birds is adjacent to
the property, with a great view! Expected help hours: 25
hours/week for free accommodation and organic vegetarian food.
Or: 15 hours/week for free accommodation only. In this case:
Please bring your own food or share in the costs. Work hours
start daily at 9.30 a.m. We are flexible to arrange the hours so
that you can have days off for sightseeing and recreation. But we
ask you to arrange your free days with us, as we do have days
when we depend on helpers' work. (Just for completeness: We
cannot provide health or accident insurance for any kind of
guests - that includes work and travel helpers). Accommodation in
double-/triple-bed room (mixed gender), non-smoking inside, and
no pets, please. Two cats also live in the house. But the guest
rooms are kept free of all animals. Currently, we are mainly
looking for one or two long-term helpers (six weeks or longer).
We consider a two-week trial period best for both sides. We plan
ahead for two months in advance, only. Please, in general, do not
contact us earlier than two months prior to your proposed arrival
date. Once we agree on you staying long-term you will receive a
single room. Short-term stays are also possible if you prefer
this. You would be of special help if you have expertise and
skills in one of the following: housekeeping, repair jobs,
maintenance or certain crafts - especially carpentry, and
gardening (permaculture know-how especially appreciated). Please


CARETAKER(S) WANTED. We are looking for an honest, dependable and
stable person, or couple, or family to help us take care of our
seven acre off-grid sustainable homestead on Papaya Farms Road in
the Kapoho Area of Lower Puna, on the Big Island. Yes - we are
very close to the great lava river (about a mile away) and we
might have to evacuate at short notice. The situation was too
much for the caretaker family who were here and they have left,
but we still need to maintain the place and are seeking
assistance. As a result of the current situation we are asking
for less work from our new caretakers than we usually do. We just
want to keep the place functioning and keep the jungle from
growing over the place. On our seven acres, we have about five
acres of which has been cleared of forest. We have a lot of fruit
trees growing. We have vegetable gardens which are producing some
great crops. We have two chicken coops which currently house 15
chickens. We have a pond stocked with Tilapia, and five sheep.
The caretakers' responsibilities are mainly in the following
Mowing, weed-whacking, weeding, mulching, composting; 
Some basic building maintenance; 
Keeping the fast-growing invasive species in check. 
The person(s) suitable for the position will:
Be able to work with or without supervision.
Be strong enough to handle a variety of power tools and to move
heavy objects such as rocks and logs when needed.
Be handy. Being able to fix tools and equipment is not required,
but is a plus.
Have good communication skills. 
Have at least one person available most of the time to deal with
any and all of the different kind of situations which arise in
off-the-grid living.
Not smoke tobacco or marijuana.
Appreciate the natural quiet of this area and will not wish to
pollute it with noise. We live in a very quiet neighborhood where
we greatly appreciate the sound of nature, and we would like our
caretaker(s) to respect that. In return for the work as
described, we offer the following accommodations: a 16 by 16
off-the-grid cabin with solar electricity, hot and cold running
water, refrigerator, and flush toilet, outdoor shower, kitchen
with two burner gas stove, outdoor area with picnic table and
many other great features. The place is quiet, private and
extremely beautiful. You really have to see it to appreciate it.
Plus we are close to the ocean, a natural warm pond, and many
other natural treasures. This is a work trade for accommodation
only. We do not offer any money as part of the deal, although you
will be provided some quantity of fruits and vegetables when
there is enough to share. Please reply by email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with some information about you if you think
you are a good fit for us. Mahalo!

LOOKING FOR RELIABLE CARETAKERS near Na'alehu in Ka'u. We have
built a beautiful sanctuary in Ka`u and are looking for
conscious, responsible, earth-loving people who would like to
help maintain the gardens, and care for several animals beginning
now through October 15th, 2018, and possibly longer. This is a
substance-free land, located between Na`alehu and Ocean View. A
longer stay is a definite possibility if it is a mutually
beneficial exchange. Applicants must have a car. Kipukamaluhia is
an ideal space for those who cherish elegant, voluntary
simplicity, for whom self-inquiry, beauty, direct communication,
mindfulness and integrity are important and for those who are
nourished by and love to connect with and care for gardens,
orchards, and animals. Kipukamaluhia is a unique healing
sanctuary in the heart of Ka'u, on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
People come throughout the year for personal and group retreats
and we always need help in the gardens. Though off grid, we have
solar-powered electricity and high speed internet. No Wi-Fi; just
an Ethernet connection. We have a beautiful hand-carved Timor
temple for meditation, a yoga room and an ancient forest behind
the sanctuary for walking meditation and rejuvenation. Please


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS needed for a project in the south
of Iceland, in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and
glaciers to the north and near the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
Our host for this project is a farmer's family on the south shore
of Iceland close to the town of Vik, where the farmers cultivate
carrots and keep cows. This is the seventh year that
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will have the unique opportunity
to get to know and explore this traditional Icelandic farm. There
will be various environmental tasks, such as tree-planting and
tree-cutting helping with the upkeep and the restoration of some
farm buildings, helping cutting the grass used to feed the
animals during the long winter months. We may also help repair
environmental damages. Other possible tasks include turfing
grass; cleaning tasks, such as clearing fields of rocks, fences
and beautifying the area, like hand-picking garbage or collecting
trash that has been blown by the wind. Those interested in farm
activities, can help out taking care of the animals or the
carrots cultivation. Participants are invited to the stalls, and
can assist in milking the cows if interested or just tending to
them in general. The work can be demanding and requires a good
physical condition, but no previous experience is necessary. The
working day normally runs from 09:00 - 17:00 with breaks for
lunch and coffee; however, please be prepared for some
flexibility due to the unforeseeable weather in Iceland. As it is
outdoors work, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible
with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the
weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or
activities planned. Volunteers might be asked to do other related
tasks and some flexibility is required depending on the advance
of the different tasks, weather conditions and current needs.
Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food
supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities.
Please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED FOR A HORSE FARM in Troy, Idaho, in exchange for
housing. The primary duty will be to check on animals and
facilities for the manager who lives off the property. Included
tasks are feeding chores on weekends and closing up each night. A
retired person or couple who spend most of their time at home
would be ideal. Duties are light but the ability to spot problems
quickly is essential. We are far enough from the university city
of Moscow to be secluded and peaceful but close enough to be
convenient. Please email your past work history and employment
references. A background check will be done. Please visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, and email


WANTED: an experienced caretaker couple needed for a large
property in Zionsville, Indiana. Duties will include cleaning,
laundry, housesitting when the couple travels, running errands,
some animal care, and some grocery shopping and cooking. Must be
able to work independently. The husband must have experience with
landscaping and be a handyman, and the wife will be responsible
for inside cleaning. Both must have a US driver's license. Must
have references. Compensation is a one bedroom apartment on the
grounds, all utilities, and a salary based on experience. Please
email some information about yourself, and at least three


include mowing the lawn and weed whacking, weeding by hand, and
cleaning up debris outside. Also requires carpentry and skills
for repairs and maintenance inside and outside of the home. Must
be a skilled chainsaw operator, able to operate tractor and lawn
equipment and be able to lift 50 pounds. Need to be energetic,
dependable, flexible, hardworking and communicate well in
English. Position is seasonal through November, part-time, five
days a week. Pay is $20/hour. Background check will be performed
and references checked. Qualified candidates only please send
your resume with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


waterfront farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore. This position would
be for a caretaker whose duties would include grass cutting,
gardening and moderate repairs. A housekeeper position might also
be available. Must be an animal lover. Beautiful historic home,
as well as a vehicle will be provided. Please email resumes to


CARETAKER WANTED for a mansion in Marion, Massachusetts, located
one hour from Boston and 45 minutes from Providence RI.
Landscaping, pool, dock, main house and guest house. The property
itself is about 2.5 acres. We have cleaners for inside the houses
but need someone to oversee, check daily in wintertime, do minor
maintenance and bring in our specialized vendors as needed. Need
a good person with high standards to start ASAP. Please email

AN ASSISTANT INNKEEPER (seasonal or year-round) is needed at the
#1 rated boutique hotel on Cape Cod! This is an incredible
opportunity for an Assistant Innkeeper at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
named by TripAdvisor in 2017 and 2018 as One of the 10 Most
Romantic Hotels in the United States and in the Top 1% of All
Hotels in the World. Currently being star evaluated by Forbes,
and in the application process with Relais and Chateaux. 18
stunning rooms, chic wine bar, and fine dining restaurant also
rated #1 on TripAdvisor. We are seeking someone who has a true
passion for hospitality, shares our commitment to provide the
finest guest service, and can help lead our team in the
relentless pursuit of excellence. Previous experience within a
luxury boutique Hotel/Inn, particularly with Relais and Chateaux
and/or Forbes 4 or 5-star property, is preferred. Live near the
beach in the quintessential New England seaside village of
Chatham! Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKERS WANTED to manage four Airbnb rentals in the beautiful
UNESCO city of Guanajuato. Work part-time in exchange for a great
rooftop apartment, with a monthly stipend, and no rent or
utilities to pay. Spectacular views, and a huge outdoor space,
with many steps to climb. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Minimum two month stay. Duties include
check-ins, cleaning apartments, shopping, maintenance and
emailing. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


ON SITE CARETAKER needed in Inver Grove Heights, in Dakota
County. Experience preferred. Wage plus free two bedroom
apartment provided. Duties include cleaning vacant apartments,
cleaning common areas, delivering notices, touch up painting as
needed, and work as part of a great team. Will be on-call every
three to four weeks. Lawn care and shoveling (as a team)
required. This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Overtime as needed. Must live on site. Please fax resumes


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Union, MO is currently searching for a
Ranch Caretaker. Responsibilities in this role include: residing
at the property and performing nightly closing duties, including
feeding and watering animals when necessary; completing general
grounds keeping and repair tasks for the location; performing
light electrical, carpentry and mechanical work as needed.
Provide all animals at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with proper care and
attention including adherence to established feeding, sanitation,
and medical procedures. Interact with the public in a positive
and courteous manner. This full-time, benefits-eligible position
is approximately 40 hours per week including evening and weekend
hours. Candidates must have a valid class E driver's license or
the ability to obtain one. If interested, please complete our
online application at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


learning retreat center and ranch on several thousand acres in
Western Montana is seeking an experienced, skilled, personable,
and capable Facilities and Operations Manager to oversee all
aspects of facility operations for this extensive property. A
professional with past experiences in ranch management,
sustainable practices, business management, staff oversight,
public relations, and leadership will thrive in this unique
position. You will be a hands-on manager interacting with a broad
range of stakeholders, professional, government and municipal
contacts, and other community figures. Primary responsibilities
will include: direct oversight of facility and ranch staff,
vendors, and contractors; implementing policies and procedures as
the property is built up; keep key executives and principals
apprised on project progress; manage a wide range of projects,
including construction builds, maintenance, restoration and
sustainability initiatives, and other projects as needed;
collaborate with other leaders and directors; serve as emergency
contact and eyes-on-the-ground for the facility, grounds,
structures, and staff; be responsible for building and
maintaining relationships with neighboring and nearby
organizations, executives at the business office, local
residents, and other key partners. Key qualifications include:
strong leadership ability; conscientious, respectful,
open-minded, and collaborative; able to work well in a
team-focused decision making environment; have past experience in
ranch management, business management, public relationship,
facilities maintenance, and/or staff leadership; be tolerant,
understanding, and capable; be skilled in establishing,
implementing, and building staff and facility procedures, plans,
and processes. Top-market competitive compensation offered, plus
an excellent benefits package, including health coverage, dental,
vision, life insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan.
Accommodations provided at the retreat and all living expenses
covered. For consideration, please apply. Qualified applicants
will be contacted. We invite all interested professionals who are
looking for a rewarding opportunity to consider this position.
The start date is flexible; relocation assistance offered. We
look forward to reviewing your application. Please apply
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Please fill out one application per

north of Babb, MT, located approximately five miles from the
Canadian border and 12 miles from Glacier National Park. There
are four residences (the caretaker house and three vacation
rentals), a bunkhouse and a shower house (vacation rental) and
outbuildings including a newer 30X30 shop, an alpaca pole barn,
and an older 4-stall barn. All are in good shape, needing general
maintenance and repairs occasionally. The outbuildings need some
painting and repairs. The fences are up but need maintenance and
some replacement. There is also a lakeshore cabin 12 miles from
the ranch that needs interior work. Equipment includes three
ATV's, a new Kubota tractor with loader attachment, box blade and
brush hog, and a pickup for Ranch use. The equipment would
require regular maintenance and upkeep. There are seven alpaca
and a llama. The alpacas are sheared annually by a professional
shearer and their fiber processed. The Llama is sheared every
other year. The property consists of hayfields, a fenced horse
pasture with water, and native grass grazing. There are areas of
dense aspen. Most of the property is left wild to encourage
wildlife, as it is part of a wildlife migration corridor between
Glacier Park and the Sweet Grass Hills. The views are amazing.
All in all, it is a beautiful piece of property, with lots of
potential. I work remote on a rotating schedule and do not have
the time or skills to do the work needed. In addition to property
repair/maintenance, the caretaker would be responsible for
managing the vacation rentals which would include handling all
reservations and correspondence, greeting and working with guests
to ensure a pleasant stay, and providing housekeeping. A two
night minimum is required, and most guests stay three to four
nights, so it isn't a nightly turnover like a motel. You can
check the website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details on the
vacation rentals, and reviews from previous guests. I am looking
for a couple who is self-sufficient in living/working in a remote
situation and has a positive attitude. Please be aware there are
long hours in the summer months. Property skills needed are basic
ranch skills including equipment operation and maintenance,
building maintenance and repair, barb-wire fencing and land
management including noxious weed management, animal care, and
the ability to relate to ranch guests. Skills needed to manage
the vacation rentals include guest services/hospitality
experience, strong administrative skills and background, strong
organizational skills, good verbal and written communication
skills and computer skills. Flowers and gardening skills, and
social media skills are a big plus. A valid driver's license is
required, and candidates must be drug free and pass a background
check. A passport is needed if planning to go into Canada. All
homes are smoke-free, and pets are acceptable if not disruptive
to the ranch guests. A two bedroom house would be provided and a
pasture if you have a horse or two. The house is all electric and
I pay up to $120/month for the electrical bill. A new well system
was installed (it is good water), and I pay for garbage hauling.
Satellite TV is available but not provided. The caretaker
residence is a comfortable frame house, all appliances including
a washer/dryer, hardwood floors, and full basement for storing
supplies, great views, approximately 1,040 sq. ft. each level.
There is a wood stove installed to keep the heating bill down in
the winter. I provide a cell phone and laptop with internet for
ranch business use and recordkeeping. I would like to get feeder
steers for beef and would provide the caretaker one-quarter
beef/year, and add chickens for fresh eggs. The property could be
as self-sufficient as a person would want. The position is
available September 1, 2018. If you are interested, please
forward a resume, references and a recent photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls please. Please include what
salary/compensation you would expect. Equal Opportunity


From Italy to Hawaii
Interests: Sabina: yoga, mindful meditation, volunteering at the
local shelters, flower arrangement, reading, hiking, kayaking
and, of course, cooking, especially baking. Vittorio: he has been
practicing Japanese martial arts for 20 years
Quote: Be the person your dog thinks you are.

	Sabina and Vittorio Santella

	We are Sabina and Vittorio Santella, a couple originally from
Italy. Eighteen years ago, young and deeply in love, we moved to
the USA in search of adventure; ready to expand our horizons! We
are now 39 and 50 years old, respectively. The desire to work
together drove us to found S & V Services, providing property
management for high end estates on the island of Maui. While
providing management of a property, we met a family from Alaska,
who were on Maui vacationing. At the end of their stay, they
offered us a job in Alaska working for them. Our sense of
adventure along with the instant connection felt to this family
drove us to say yes. We believed this to be a short-term
employment opportunity, but not only were we captivated by the
raw beauty and majesty of the open wilderness, but also found
ourselves working for a family that we shared a sense of mutual
respect and gratitude with. We loved them and they us. When our
duties ended, after two years, which had included: Caring for the
interiors of private airplanes, providing services at remote
lodges, and all the more usual caretaking functions, we returned
to Maui. With the money we had now saved, we purchased and
renovated two houses and sold them for a modest profit. This
adventure was more valuable as a learning experience, than as a
profit-making venture.
	One evening, while reviewing The Caretaker Gazette online, we
came across an ad for an experienced couple needed for a live-in
caretaking position on a new property of 15,000 square feet still
under construction in Maui, Hawaii. I immediately called the
number listed in the ad and left a message saying I was very
interested in applying for the position. We got a phone call back
after a week from one of the owner's representatives living on
the island. The phone conversation was very brief, basically he
asked us only to send a resume, current photos and a list of
references, saying he would get back to us in case we were
selected for the job interview. I rushed to send all the
necessary information that was asked for, and prayed to hear back
from them. A few weeks passed and to my surprise we received an
email message notifying us that we got selected to sit for a
preliminary face-to-face caretaker job interview. I was over the
moon! We met at the representative's office in Hawaii and talked
for about two hours, discussing our previous working experiences,
our character, and what expectations we had in applying for this
caretaker job and vice versa. He explained in a general view the
job requirements and the duties expected from us. We left the
meeting feeling confident and happy for having had this
opportunity and to have made it that far at least. He said that
they had interviewed more than 20 candidates and we were the top
	Another week passed and this time we were contacted by phone by
the owner of the property, and he invited us to have a second
interview with him and his wife at the property. The meeting was
not that long, we were shown the house and discussed a little bit
in more detail about the requirements and the expectations they
had for us for this position. First and foremost, they were
looking for a couple with a sense of responsibility and
integrity. They were quite impressed by our references and work
history. Something that they were very adamant about was the
importance for us to care for their two golden retrievers, almost
more than the house itself. From the moment we saw the ad to the
moment we shook hands and agreed to our duties and salary it took
a good month. They made all the background checks and talked with
all of the references we provided. Initially we were given a two
month trial period where they would see if we were a good match
for them and also if it was something we were capable of and
could commit to. For the last 14 years we have cared for this
incredible estate on Maui. We have felt blessed to have had such
an opportunity. The house was still under construction when we
arrived so one of the requirements was for us to move in and be
flexible to work and live in a construction zone, with lots of
workers and contractors around every day until it was completed.
That required us to supervise the job and write a punch list to
give to the contractors to address.
	The owners would typically spend four to six months on the
property during the winter months. Each day, the lady would phone
us when they had finished eating breakfast and walking the dogs
and we would meet with them in the kitchen and plan the day
ahead. Topics would be: people coming to visit, errand runs for
that day - post office, grocery shopping, dry cleaning,
scheduling the personal trainer or masseuse, washing the cars and
filling them with fuel, and most importantly, planning the dinner

	The Maui estate where Sabina and Vittorio worked for 14

        Sabina and Vittorio sitting in front of the Maui

	We would spend the morning cleaning the kitchen, cleaning the
owners living quarters, doing laundry and ironing, and all the
housekeeping work required. In the afternoon, we would spend time
in our office, responding to email, contacting people if some
last minute repair was needed, paying bills, and doing errands. 
	The holiday seasons were busier as all the extended family would
come to visit. We made daily trips to the airport during the days
before Christmas, so there was a full house, with lots of
laundry, cooking and baking, and a big Christmas dinner for about
30 people that required a lot of planning and shopping. All the
decorations had to be put up and a big Christmas tree in the main
house required days of decorating. The house got quite festive,
full of people and children, definitely my favorite time of the
year, even if it was a lot of work, it was definitely worth it
and we were always invited to celebrate it with them. 
	During the summer months, when the owners were away, most of the
major maintenance projects took place. Once again, the house
transformed into a construction zone. Every day, we scheduled
meetings with vendors, cleaned the house, including the windows,
washed and polished all the silverware, checked that everything
was in proper working order, and cared for the dogs. 
	For five years, until the estate was put up for sale, at the
request of the owners we ran a very successful and interesting
side business where over 100 weddings were held on the estate. We
learned a lot from this business, meeting the couples and taking
them on a tour of the property, handling all the paperwork,
bookkeeping, creating contracts, collecting deposits and
payments, coordinating with caterers, florists, etc., and
supervising to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day of
the wedding. I truly loved seeing all the creative ways that the
vendors made floral arrangements, food preparation, and
	We had a few major projects, all due to weather wear, and
especially because, being made mostly with expensive and exotic
wood, being so close to the ocean and the hot sun. Sanding and
coating all the wood railings and windows, garage doors and gate
was a project done twice a year. The outdoor furniture were all
teak and needed sanding and coating every year. We had to remove
and replace all the wood around the pool four times. The pool
house deck floor was also made of teak and the constant exposure
to the tropical weather caused major cracks that led to rain
leaking in the downstairs living area, starting a renovation
project that lasted eight months. The landscape required a lot of
attention as well. We replaced the entire irrigation system. Due
to a severe storm, big trees fell down damaging a side of the
fence and pulling out part of the irrigation system, another
major project for repair. A big sea swell washed all the way to
the driveway damaging the wooden gate, which we had to replace. 
Paradise sometimes can be hell, when Mother Nature unleashes her
power, and we had severe storms that left the house bruised at
	The secret in taking care of this high end property and
succeeding is to truly care for it like it is your own. Although
it can be challenging at times, the rewards when everything works
well and seeing the smiles and appreciation of the owners, makes
it all worthwhile. Our suggestion for anybody thinking of doing
this job, is to really learn to think outside the box, be ready
to dedicate your time and effort to the end result. And never
give up, even when something seems impossible to accomplish, we
learned that there is always a way. Also it's easy to find
vendors who want to exploit the situation by overcharging for a
project just because they assume that the owner has a lot of
money. Do your research, ask around for the best possible help,
because when sometimes you can do a project and need someone to
hire, it's where even more extra dedication, caution and effort
is required.
	The Caretaker Gazette is an excellent way to find your dream
job, that's where it started for us, we highly recommend
subscribing to it, because you never know where it can lead you.
Have faith, believe that there is someone out there who needs
someone just like you, and again faith, knowledge, experience and
humility are good ingredients to pave the way to care for and
live in someone's beautiful home in a paradise somewhere on this
beautiful planet. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dunn, for
publishing such a helpful newsletter. You are the best!
	After fourteen years, this great adventure is unfortunately
coming to an end due to the fact that the Maui property has been
sold. So free again, we desire to travel and also offer our
experience and expertise to others. We offer to any prospective
employer our loyalty, honesty, experience and work ethic. We will
care for your home and property with great care and respect. If
you have animals that need care and love, for us that is a bonus!
We are conscientious, competent, trustworthy and quick to assume
necessary responsibilities without specific instructions. We are
also tactful, discreet and possess common sense, intelligence,
good health and a sense of humor.
	15,000 sq. ft. home they have been caretaking in Maui


LAND CARETAKER needed in Winnemucca (Humboldt County, Nevada).
Looking for a survivalist mentality person or couple. Do you love
nature and seclusion? We need a caretaker for our several hundred
acres of arid Northern Nevada grasslands, where we will slowly be
planting trees, making a forest out of a desert. The days are
hot, nights cool, and there are no mosquitoes. Work only takes a
couple of hours a day. Work when it is cool, rest when it's hot.
The caretaker will stay on our property (in a motorhome), care
for chickens, three cows, and (optional) dog, and later other
animals (possibly alpaca and emu). Work will include: 
1. Pulling up shrubs, tossing in a wood chipper and using the
chipped wood to make roads (for water trucks) on the property 
2. Planting trees (probably November and June) 
3. Watering and caring for trees (first two to three years after
4. Helping to build fences (sometimes alone)
5. Check on animal water (they eat grass in areas where the trees
do not grow)
6. Weekly communication (with photos and videos) with the owners.

Compensation will be $10 - $15 an hour, free rent in the
motorhome, and free land use (10+ acres) for the caretaker.


LONG-TERM CARETAKER/DOG-SITTING single or couple wanted, starting
in June. A 1826 historic homestead in southwestern New Hampshire
needs a dependable non-smoking person or couple to provide care
for this second home and two large but gentle adult dogs (St.
Bernard mix and Newfoundland) while the owners are away during
the work weeks. The four bedroom/three bathroom house has a newly
renovated kitchen-family room with a woodstove on 53 acres.
Located in a quiet country setting with a post and beam barn,
miles of stone walls, orchards, pond, streams, mature gardens,
200 tap sugarbush, forest trails, 20 honeybee hives, fields and
woodlands. Duties include caring for the dogs, keeping the house
clean, small home maintenance projects and gardening. It is
expected that these duties will take ten to fifteen hours per
week. You will be provided housing, internet access and a small
stipend. Your accommodations include a private bedroom and access
to a full bath within the house that would be shared when guests
of the owners are at the house (four to six weekends per year).
The caretaker shall have one weekend off each month and two
weeks' vacation annually. The owners plan to be at the home about
10 to 15 days per month. Minimum qualifications: One year
commitment starting in late May to June. Applicants will need to
have references, High School diploma or equivalent, able to
communicate well in English, caretaker experience, basic
maintenance and gardening skills. Must pass a background check.
This job is perfect for a single person or a couple looking to
live cost-free in a quiet, small town setting. Perfect for
outdoor enthusiasts, retirees, photographers, and writers. The
job is very flexible, with no set hours with the exception of
keeping a regular schedule for the dogs. We are located in
western Sullivan County, NH, one mile away from the covered
bridge across the Connecticut River that separates New Hampshire
from the Vermont town of Windsor. We are within 30 minutes from
the cosmopolitan towns of Hanover, New Hampshire (home of
Dartmouth College) and Woodstock, Vermont and 2.5 hours from
Boston.  X-Country ski/snowshoe/hiking trails are in abundance on
the property and nearby. Gas and a grocery chain store are within
five minutes, box store shopping areas are within 20 minutes. A
car and valid driver's license will be necessary in order for you
to run errands. Ability to work unsupervised and have
aptitude/experience on small home maintenance projects is greatly
preferred. Please send your resume and cover email describing
your interests to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include NH
Caretakers in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER for the month of September for
our home in Jersey City, NJ. This will just be an exchange of
your housesitting service for the living space in our home no pay
involved. You should be comfortable with city living. Our home is
in a quiet urban neighborhood and has a small garden which will
need some watering if we get into a dry spell. We are close to
shops, restaurants and other stores. The housesitter's primary
responsibility will be to look after our home and care for our
two dogs while we are away. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if
you are available and please provide checkable references.


CARETAKERS NEEDED for land-sitting in Deming. Free rent offered
in exchange for living there and keeping a safe eye on
everything. We just bought a few acres of land off Highway 10 in
Deming, New Mexico between mile marker 90 and 91 on the Freeway
side going west. If you have an RV or travel trailer or other
moveable housing, this is perfect for your living arrangement.
I'd like to get a team of regular caretakers who can live on the
land to just keep an eye on things that are being stored there as
far as construction supplies and more. We are in the process of
putting in the septic tanks and getting some sort of potable
water storage too, so for now we'll have to use two Portsheds for
the bathrooms until the septic tanks are in. Will have a water
station for portable wash sinks. Electricity for now is a
generator until they issue the service meter. This is available
in less than a week. I am looking for two or four people with
different time schedules so there's always someone there on the
property. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


COOKS WANTED - FREE HOUSING available on the beach!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX restaurants. A pair of new restaurants on
Fire Island National Seashore, NY, in Watch Hill and Sailors
Haven is seeking a Sous Chef, Short Order/Line Cooks, and Prep
Cooks. Free employee housing behind the dunes of the ocean beach
in a national park setting. This is a wonderful opportunity to
work hard, learn, save money, and spend the summer and fall on
Fire Island. Family meal included! Please email

Millbrook, NY. Urgently needed! We are searching for a couple for
caretaking, property management, driving, and housecleaning. We
are looking for a non-smoking mature couple with no children for
our home and 86 acres. Must be a good driver. A cottage home with
utilities will be provided, along with compensation. References
required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an interview.

CARETAKER NEEDED. It is that time of year. We have staff who must
depart. We have the following positions available immediately for
short-term positions (6 - 12 weeks) or potentially year round.
Housing provided plus salary plus bonus. We also need a Front
Office Assistant Manager - the ideal candidate would have some
hotel experience (or education) with online reservation systems.
Recent graduates are fine. However, someone who is computer savvy
and a quick learner would be considered.  One must be willing to
work many Friday and Saturday days/evenings during the high
season. We would like to have someone who could work until
October 15, 2018 or so. However, we would also consider someone
for a shorter time period. And, we would also consider someone
for a year round position! For the year round position we would
prefer someone who is willing to live on premises five to seven
nights per week, with four to six weeks vacation a possibility.
Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to familiarize yourself with
our businesses, then if you are still interested, please apply in
confidence to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please include your
resume, references, salary history and requirements, and the
dates you are available.  


AN ORGANIC FARM in Clinton, in South Otago, needs help. No
experience necessary. Are you keen on working and enjoy life when
the work is done? If so, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX might be the place
you are looking for! We are a certified organic farm located in
Clinton between Dunedin and Invercargill (one hour each way). It
is also close to the Catlins, in the southern part of the South
Island. We grow a wide range of vegetables and herbs for the
Dunedin Farmers Market and organic shops. Animals include a few
cows, chickens, three cats and one dog. We expect four hours of
good work in exchange for food and accommodation. We prefer
having easy-going people around who are keen on learning a bit
and also enjoy working. The farm also needs people to be able to
look after themselves, such as cooking your own meals, etc. There
is usually a lot of other people around to share conversations,
meals and spare time with. Food will be supplied for breakfast,
lunch and dinner. Accommodation is in either the worker's
headquarters, a caravan, or a choice of two house trucks. We
harvest all year around, so be aware that winter might be colder
down south. There is no paid work on the farm in general. Now and
then, it could be that there is the odd job where you might be
able to get paid for, but it's not happening a lot. Please only
apply for this offer when you are already in New Zealand with a
work visa or at least able to get one on your own, since we are
not able to help with visa issues. Looking forward to hear from


LIVE-IN MOTEL MANAGER/CARETAKER wanted. Can be a couple or single
person. No experience necessary. A good salary, and free
accommodation provided. Senior citizens welcome. This is a once
in a lifetime opportunity. For details please call


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an award-winning 21 room country Inn, is
searching for an Innkeeper or Innkeeping couple for a long-term,
live-in position. Candidates must be able to effectively
supervise staff, as well as personally participate in all aspects
of the day-to-day operations of the Inn. Prior hospitality and
supervisory experience is preferred. Compensation includes salary
and incentive bonus program. This is not a short-term Inn-sitting
position, the owners are looking for someone to join the team for
the long-term. Please submit your resume and salary requirements
by emailing them to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED. Just a little about us. We specialize in team
roping. Our main facility which we call home is in Oklahoma. We
recently purchased a facility in New River, Arizona, just north
of Phoenix. We will be in Arizona from December through the end
of March and Oklahoma for the rest of the time. We are looking
for someone to do regular chores: feed, water and muck stalls,
take care of livestock, mow, weed-eat and whatever else your
ability allows. We want someone who is honest with a good work
ethic. Someone who can work alone or with others. Housing is only
for an individual or couple, as there is not enough room for a
family. You would work on both the Oklahoma and Arizona ranch.
Salary is based upon experience. Housing is included with
utilities, internet, Netflix, washer and dryer. We take good care
of our employees and expect the same of you. If you're
interested, please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Oregon. The work year is seasonal: August -
November, with the possibility for continued winter work.
Compensation will be $10/hour, plus housing, utilities, and
partial board. The Facilities Assistant is responsible for
maintaining and improving the facilities at Jawbone Flats
alongside the Facilities Manager. Jawbone Flats was a mining town
and is the current site of operations for our education programs,
in the heart of the Opal Creek Wilderness. This is a residential
position, and the Facilities Assistant lives on site in housing
provided by the organization. Please send a resume and cover
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more details, please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Position is open until filled.

FREE CABIN EXCHANGE AVAILABLE on my 30 acre farm in the coastal
community of Seal Rock, in Lincoln County, in exchange for work
(no pay). I'm seeking a long-term, farm caretaker/builder to
tackle some projects in exchange for free rent. A small forest
cabin (12 x 20) will be provided to a single caretaker, or a
couple. A semi-retired or retired builder would be welcome. Will
need to be able to mow, weed whack, and do wooden projects and
repairs (with and without help). Would like the caretaker to do
some roof work, both old and new, put on some siding, and gate
repairs, plus all around handy farm work. Some knowledge of water
systems and plumbing, would be a plus. Must have a valid Oregon
driver's license, with your own truck or car and be a
non-smoker/drinker. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and tell me
about your craft and yourself. Thanks.

CARETAKERS NEEDED. Couple preferred for a remote, off-grid,
historic resort site at 1,800' in Oregon. No pay. Nice cabin and
some organic food provided; also has greenhouse, blueberries and
perks. You will do light maintenance, landscape, and water
systems. Winter happens. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED A COUPLE to do housekeeping and property maintenance at an
Oregon Motel close to Crater Lake National Park. We offer
accommodation in a trailer, one bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and
small living room plus 40 hours of work each week (six days/six
hours per day, $10.00/hour - can't take a day off together),
utilities free. This position is open now to November 15. You
must have a valid Driver's License, be able to lift up to 40
pounds alone, be able to fix guest rooms in 20 minutes, pass a
drug test, and no alcohol abuse. No children or pets, and no one
else will be allowed to sleep at the property. Please provide two
previous references doing caretaker or hospitality work. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. I am looking for a
caretaker to assist around the farm for the summer. Will need to
do some light work, mow the lawn, and help feed some animals. You
must have your own trailer/camper to stay in. I can provide a
clean, nice place to park your trailer/camper with power and
water provided. For more information please call


B&B MANAGERS NEEDED. I recently purchased and renovated a
beautiful, historic 3,500 sq. ft. Chapel, complete with a Rectory
containing seven bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths as well as a five bedroom,
two bath Convent. West Grove Chapel is located in the quiet
village of West Grove, PA. Located in historic Chester County,
Wyeth country near Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum,
Brandywine Battlefield, Valley Forge, etc. My intent is to offer
the Chapel as an event venue and the Rectory and Convent as a
B&B. Everything is in place! I need someone to market and manage
it. If you're interested, please text or call


WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR PEOPLE to help us with a new project
(couples are welcome). We need workers who can help us and stay
for a month or more. We have a guest house located in Aljezur, on
the southwest coast of Portugal. Aljezur is a small town with
incredible beaches. The surf pumps all year round and there are
several trekking routes nearby, part of the famous Rota
Vicentina. We currently need help in painting, gardening work,
and cleaning. We offer free accommodation and use of the kitchen
in exchange for 24 hours of work per week - which could be in any
of the above plus any extra chores that come up. We are pretty
laid back and flexible, but pretty serious about the work as
well. Not to worry - we make it fun. So if you have some
experience with any of the above and would like to be part of our
team, in this beautiful region, we have been looking for you! To


CARETAKER NEEDED at my goat farm. I am looking for a single
person or couple to live as the caretaker of a small hobby goat
farm in Rock Hill, SC, approximately 40 minutes south of
Charlotte, NC. I am offering a home in lieu of a salary. Duties
include light groundskeeping, feeding the animals, housecleaning,
and some cooking. The work is part-time, 10 to 20 hours a week
mostly on the weekends. I request a valid driver's license and no
criminal offenses. Professional reference are needed and a
background check will be done. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED in Kings Creek, SC. I have property in a quiet
location, near Blacksburg, SC. The caretaker will need to provide
access to the property for authorized users, and take care of the
dogs. A semi-furnished one bedroom apartment in an old office
building will be provided. You can live rent free, but you must
pay for your electricity usage. References and deposit required.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


AN EXPERIENCED AND HIGHLY SKILLED Filipino or Portuguese-speaking
domestic couple is sought by a return client in Switzerland. This
position is to take care of the part-time residence throughout
the year. The family are in residence around three months a year,
but require a trustworthy and self-sufficient couple to manage
the household. One half will be taking care of the cooking with
fresh family meals, shopping and running errands. All
housekeeping will also be required, no bedrooms cleaning
required, just entertainment rooms. The other half will be acting
as a handyman and taking care of maintenance. Both will be acting
as security also making sure the home is secured. There is a
laundress already employed. The couple will need to be dog
friendly as the principals have a Labrador and will need to be
taken on walks. Accommodation is provided as a large bedroom and
own bathroom on a separate floor of the house, there will be use
of a kitchen too. Working five days a week with two days off,
some weekends will be required especially when the family are in
residence. One driver is needed and the couple must speak either
Filipino or Portuguese. This position is to commence in August or
September. Salary is negotiable from �900+ per week net. Please
apply with your resume and references mailed to


LIVE-IN PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Tellico Plains, TN. Now
hiring for a property caretaker for a beautiful
cabin/motel/restaurant facility located in the Cherokee National
Forest of Southeastern Tennessee. This is a live-in position that
requires food service experience. The successful candidate will
also be responsible for light maintenance, housekeeping,
grounds-keeping and guest services. Lodging is provided, as well
as a weekly salary. This is an ideal position for someone with
good management skills. No pets are permitted, and reliable
transportation is required. For additional information, please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This position is available

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an on-site resident property
management team for one of their Memphis, TN properties. We are
looking for a two person on-site resident property management
team. The team must not only be able to work together but also be
able to live together in the apartment provided as part of the
benefits package. Must be customer focused, technically savvy,
career minded and dependable. Previous experience not required.
We'll provide you with the skills and training to be successful.
Our outstanding benefits package includes a competitive salary,
company-sponsored 401K retirement savings plan, employee health
insurance, cafeteria (section 125) plan, holidays and vacation
pay, bonus pay, five day work week, and an apartment with
utilities provided. Please submit your resume to


CARETAKER COUPLE needed for our East Texas property. A mature
couple or gentleman, non-smokers, are needed to manage and
maintain a (1) house, (2) apartment, and (3) a commercial
building for an absentee owner. Some experience is required in
trade skills and lawn care. Compensation is a rent-free furnished
apartment, subsidized utilities, and the potential to own the
property. This is part-time work for a long-term commitment. The
property is located in a small, historic town, near three large
lakes and part of an established neighborhood. All the structures
are well maintained situated on a beautifully manicured lawn.
Please submit your resume, including your contact information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX References will be requested and checked.

Full-time couple needed for caretakers of a winter hunting and
year-round cattle ranch located outside of Eagle Pass. Duties to
include watering routes, feed cattle, fill corn/protein feeders,
maintain fences, tractor work (small and large equipment) and
maintenance detailed by ranch guidelines and instructions.
Experience with heavy machinery needed. Housekeeping, yard work
and weekend assistance with cooking and cleaning. Background
check required. Personal reliable transportation required for off
ranch errands and supply runs (paid mileage). Includes a
furnished mobile home, utilities and DirecTV. The ranch is
located 15 miles from Eagle Pass and an additional seven miles
travel from Highway 57. Unfortunately, facilities are not
favorable for children. Reports of weekly activities to be issued
by email, therefore, some basic computer skills are necessary.
Compensation will start at $9.00 - $12.00, or more, depending on
your experience level. To apply for this position, please call or

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Irving, Dallas County. Founded in 1975,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a non-profit organization that enhances
the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained
assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality
partnerships. The assistance dogs we breed, raise and train
aren't just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners.
They're also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends.
They open up new opportunities and new possibilities, and spread
incredible joy. We unite people with dogs in a powerful program
that leads to greater independence and confidence. Under the
general supervisor of the Program Manager the caretaker is
responsible for the support and resource for program participants
during their stay in the dormitories for team training. This
position also provides general maintenance to the dormitory and
campus grounds and performs regular campus security checks. This
position will also support program staff with transportation,
data entry and general administration. The caretaker is required
to live in the campus dormitory as a condition of employment for
the convenience of the employer to support guests and respond to
guest needs, perform security functions, and handle emergencies
outside of normal business hours. Work on weekends and holidays
required. The employee will normally be scheduled to work 40
hours per week during normal business hours (8am - 5pm). An
average of eight hours/week after hours and overtime can be
expected. Security duties will be performed nightly after 6:30pm.
In addition, the employee is expected to be available to respond
to emergencies and requests from dormitory guests outside normal
business hours. The employee will be compensated for time worked
outside the employee's regularly scheduled hours. The employee
will not be paid for "on-call" time. To apply, please go to

LODGE MANAGER NEEDED in Henderson County, Texas. As the Lodge
Manager on this Athens, Texas ranch, you will responsible for the
oversite, maintenance and upkeep of the Lodge and grounds. The
duties to be completed and overseen by you include, but will not
be limited to, caring for the family's 20,000 square foot main
lodge, four guest houses and several employee houses, day-to-day
management of the landscape crew, cleaning crew, handy man,
orchard worker and general contractors, cleaning and maintenance
of an 80,000 gallon pool, responsible for the ranch chicken coop
and orchard (fruits and berries), assist the ranch manager with
paperwork, including payroll and accounting, grocery shopping,
driving to and from Dallas and Tyler for special trips if items
can't be secured from Athens, making online purchases per owners
requests, coordinating with family's personal chef, baby sitters
and nanny staff, planning and setting up for holidays, business
meetings, parties, etc. Will need to answer texts, emails, some
phone calls periodically on weekends. Prerequisites: prefer
someone with a four-year degree, prefer someone to be bilingual
in Spanish and English, hotel management, estate management or
previous ranch or plantation house management skills required.
Candidates must be highly organized and be proficient on a
computer, scanner, printer, Microsoft office and able to develop
Excel spreadsheets. Must pass a highly detailed personal
background check. The family is very private and expects proper
discretion, etc. Salary will be $45,000 - $65,000 based on
experience. Medical benefits are being worked up right now but
are not being offered until a probationary period is satisfied. A
work vehicle and room and board provided. Housing available on
site with a five acre yard, with utilities included. Please send
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with Athens as
the subject line. Thank you!

A PRIVATE FISHING CLUB founded in 1935 in beautiful East Texas is
looking for a responsible, friendly couple to function as
property managers of the lake, brood ponds, club house,
outbuildings, docks, piers and grounds situated in 400+ acres of
trees, water and tranquility. The position is live-in and offers
a salary, house and utilities. Duties include the maintenance of
buildings, property and machinery, mowing, cleaning, cooking/meal
service for 4-20 people three or four days per week, domestic
tasks and landscaping. Applicants must pass a thorough background
check and interviews before being hired. Please email a copy of
both resumes with references for consideration to


CARETAKER WANTED in Kanab, UT. I'm offering a private apartment
and utilities with washer and dryer in exchange for
groundskeeping and light repair. Must be a quiet person,
experienced, drug and alcohol free, nonsmoker, keep your
agreements, be accountable and be able to communicate. Preferably
you do this for a living as a property caretaker. No pets. For
more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


SEEKING CO-MANAGERS for a Holistic Eco-Retreat Center, Organic
Farm, and Conscious Community in Vermont. This is a year-round
residential position co-managing a stunning, secluded, 120 acre
organic homestead and retreat center, with ponds, gardens,
trails, woods, fields, and hills. Vegetarian, spiritually
oriented community of three to six residents focused on personal
growth, meditation, and conscious communication. Requires
integrity, self-discipline, clean living, commitment to
self-awareness and health - plus skills in business management,
digital marketing, homesteading, building maintenance,
housekeeping, cooking, retreat hosting, directing interns, and
community living. Includes private cabin, food, utilities,
internet, $500-$1,000/month starting, plus a long-term
opportunity for profit sharing and business co-ownership. Couples
welcome. Cannot accommodate children, dogs, pot smoking, debt, or
addictions. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for an 1850's central Vermont farm house on five
acres. One bedroom. Animals welcome, dogs, horse, goat, sheep,
etc. Caretaker needed in the Winter: November 2018 through May
2019. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.


INNKEEPER WANTED. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated person
to manage our 22 room Inn located in an 1850 mansion in the
beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia near the historic,
college town of Lexington. We offer a basic salary plus a
percentage of gross income. A room in the Inn is also included.
Applicants must be able to accomplish all aspects of making
reservations, checking guests in, cooking breakfast and payroll
management (this latter skill can be taught by the current
Innkeeper). Please contact the owner, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


CARETAKER NEEDED in Day Creek, WA. We are looking for a couple
with their own RV (we have full hookups available) to live on our
farm, who have some social skills and preferably computer skills.
There is some work for pay and balance is a trade. All to be
discussed and negotiated. You can go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
see our farm. Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Whatcom County, within 20 miles of
Bellingham. We are looking for an individual who can do the
following: care for and protect the property year-round, clean
out gutters, leaf-blowing, prune, remove fallen tree limbs,
occasional lawn mowing, landscape repairs, weeding, fertilizing,
pressure washing, and miscellaneous handyman chores as needed.
The daily tasks on average amount to two to three hours per day,
less in winter. The ideal candidate is skilled in a multitude of
trades, is local with verifiable references, who is mature
personally and professionally, and trustworthy. Compensation is
commensurate with experience and includes housing. To apply,
please email your resume and references to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include Whatcom County Caretaker
in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED (couple preferred) for a private family
club on 700 acres of land in the scenic Columbia Gorge in
Washington. The club operates on a large piece of land with a
limited number of cabins. The caretaker is responsible for making
sure the property is in great shape. During the summer, this
consists of ensuring the gates, fences, dock and roads are
properly functioning and maintained. In the winter, it consists
of keeping the roads clear for travel, securing the property from
trespassers, checking cabins for winter damage and maintaining
clubhouse facilities. 
Skills needed:
+ Good interpersonal skills
+ Ability to operate a variety of equipment, get around the
property in boats and on trails, operate power and landscape
tools, do basic carpentry and remodeling, lift, move, push and
pull in excess of 80 lbs., handle outdoor temperatures and work
non-traditional hours, including early mornings, weekends and
+ Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, texts)
+ Ability to work independently with little supervision
+ Ability to organize and manage time and projects
+ Background check upon offer
+ Drug screen upon offer
This is a full-time job that includes a salary of $30,500, with
health insurance available, and housing and all utilities paid.
Please email your resume or detailed letter to

SEEKING A SINGLE PERSON to be an Assistant Innkeeper to manage an
18 room lodge at Ashford, WA. This is a live-in position. The
ideal candidate has hotel experience, excellent guest service and
communication skills, enjoys guest interaction and hospitality,
honest, self-motivated, energetic, organized, can multi-task and
is ready and willing to perform other related tasks as needed.
Duties include, but are not limited to being responsible for
cooking breakfast, housekeeping for guest and property oversight
answering phones and interacting with guests and employees. We
value both teamwork and individuality and as such the
contributions of our staff matter. Please email your resume and


NEED A FULL-TIME, RESIDENT CARETAKER for a northwestern Wisconsin
trout stream retreat on 1,650 forested acres. Used as a weekend
retreat by the owners since the 1920's. Salary plus free on-site
housing provided. Building, grounds, machine, trail, road, fence
and owners' cabins maintenance work. Four owners' cabins and ten
outbuildings. The owner will train the caretaker in the operation
of a simple on-site fish hatchery. The caretaker should be
mechanically inclined, physically fit, and capable of operating
skid steer, ATV, snowmobile, snow plow, chain saw, etc. This is a
great opportunity for an outdoors oriented person. Please contact

FREE RENT PROVIDED in exchange for property caretaking in
Milwaukee. With over twenty years of experience in the rental
real estate industry, we at Karademas Management are committed to
providing residents with not just a place to live but rather a
place to call home. We are an owner-operated company that is
dedicated to offering well-maintained, high-quality residential
communities operated by skilled management and maintenance staff.
With multiple locations in both Wisconsin and Illinois, we have
properties to suit every need and lifestyle. Karademas Management
is seeking at Boulevard Apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin a
pleasant and professional property caretaker. This position
offers a rent free studio apartment in exchange for caretaking
duties after hours. This position works well with any existing
full or part-time career. Duties and responsibilities include,
but are not limited to, the following activities:
Respond to and handle all after hours emergency calls and tenant
Monitor parking and check for illegally parked vehicles
Mow all assigned areas including trimming bushes and small trees
Pick up and dispose of trash around the property daily
Pet waste station is to be checked, disposed of, and replenished
of waste bags as needed
Remove snow by hand or with snow blower and salt all sidewalks
and ramps
Light emergency maintenance
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be
considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, and veteran or disability status. Please contact


INTERESTED in spending August - September (or September only) on
a non-working ranch by Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains near
Sheridan? This is an opportunity for someone - writer, graduate
student, retiree, or couple - to have use of a beautifully
situated, recently restored vintage ranch house (kitchen, living
room, two bedrooms, bathroom, two porches, Wi-Fi) in exchange for
20 hours of help per week (at $10 per hour) doing mainly
gardening/errands. Small rental fee ($75 per month) asked. Smart
phone recommended. Must have insured, 4-wheel drive vehicle for
rutted roads. No pets, children, smoking, or drugs. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX stating your background and preferred dates.
Personal/phone interviews and references required.


In search of a long-term position as Housesitter/pet
sitter/caretaker for part-time work in the Phoenix/Mesa vicinity.
Will accept work for as little as one month. Prefer use of a car
plus small stipend per week minimum of $200 depending on care
situation/expected duties, negotiable. Experience with animals on
a ranch in Montana, house and pet sitting, and elder care. Please

Mature couple seeking caretaking/security position in Sequim,
Washington and/or surrounding coastal area for winter and spring
2018-19. We have our own 5th wheel and truck. FHU and stipend
requested but not mandatory. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
We are stewards of the land and sea and will take great care of
your property while you go south for the winter!

Highly experienced couple available for hire. We have been
married for 20 years and worked in the property management and
caretaking field for 18 years. We have collaborated in a wide
range of both professional and personal services. Her experience
includes: personal assistant, household organization, staff
hiring and supervision, scheduling and timelines, catering and
menu planning and also enjoys gardening. His are: general
contracting, property maintenance and upkeep, remodeling and
construction, vendor management, high end carpentry and finish
work, boat captain, vessel maintenance and repair. It is hard to
imagine a situation we have not troubleshot. We are indeed a
dynamic duo as well as a hardworking, discreet, salt of the
earth, sporty couple (who love tennis). We are interested in an
intriguing opportunity, living either on or off property, year
round or seasonal. In a perfect world, we would like a dual
property position, living half a year at each location. We
currently reside in southern California and Montana and we are
open to new and interesting locations, international as well.

Evergreen, Colorado! Are you looking for a live-in reliable
caretaker for your property? I can provide security, light
house/landscaping and animal care needs! I'm a non-smoker, no
drugs, with a clean background. Please email

Housesitter/Caretaker/Animal Lover: Professional-Honest person
with outstanding people skills. Certified Estate Property Manager
seeking a Housesitting/Caretaker/Pet Sitting (long or short term
position) in Washington, DC and/or New York City commencing in
the fall of 2018. I resided in Washington, DC (Georgetown) for 15
years and love the city life. I am very neat and meticulous. I'm
single and a non-smoker. Please contact me at

Honest, Responsible and Reliable Retired couple looking for a
caretaker position. Retired city firefighter of 25 years. EMT,
Farm owner, Timber framing company owner. True jack of all
trades. Wife is a substitute teacher and also runs the farm, has
years of resort guest services experience as well as years of
working with kids. We are looking for a retirement job that
allows us to be able to provide a presence on the property while
maintaining the day-to-day operation with some flexibility. We
prefer a ski community but will consider all. Pay is negotiable
with the demands. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking For A Southwest Base in Spring 2019. Responsible,
professional couple with two dogs seeking a 1-year house rental,
caretaking exchange or house swap in New Mexico or Southern Utah
near national parks. Experience living off-grid and B&B
management. We own a beautiful cottage located on Ocracoke

Seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver position. A retired San
Francisco professional tailor, age 60, seeks a job position,
preferably in California's Central or North Coast. Excellent
references, resume available for a long-term, permanent
housesitting position. Seeks a live-in caretaker/caregiver job/on
site security guard, 30 years� experience, handyman, pet
sitting, light maintenance, light gardening, light food prep and
cooking. I have a current driver's license, with car insurance.
Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able bodied, and reliable. Looking
for clean, quiet living quarters. Please email

Single mature man seeking a caretaker position. Background in
construction, high end retail, and museum and art handling. Well
educated and informed, very comfortable with guests and personal
interaction. Problem solver and highly creative. Very good with
children and animals. Gardening design and implementation, care
of valued antiques and artifacts. Know my way around a wood and
metal shop. Looking for a position in the southeastern US, United
Kingdom, or Ireland. Available after September 2018. Please

Versatile, experienced private service couple to manage/caretake
your unique property/situation. Our diverse, combined job
skillset spans off-grid living and managing accommodations, heavy
equipment, construction, land and hardscaping, vacation rentals,
property and office management and personal assistant. Presently
managing a high-net worth estate in the Mid-Atlantic States.
Complete resume and verifiable references available upon request.

Do you have more than you can handle? Experienced
caretaker/maintenance/handyman, with a 30' motor home, tools, and
experience seeks a part-time, on site position. Former builder
and nursery grower with knowledge in plumbing, electrical and 12
V solar systems. Wildly varied interests and experiences.
Conscientious, organized, and good with animals. I am a keen
observer and tend to notice things that others don't. Please

Extraordinary Englishwoman. Experienced Estate Manager. Event
planning PR staffing. Discreet, diplomatic, mature, calm,
creative, and environmentally conscious. Seeking a new challenge.
California based. Will travel. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Private Property Caretaker available for year round security and
building maintenance in the San Juan Islands in Washington State.
Solo mid-aged woman with farming, animal, culinary and building
management experience. Inquires Welcome! Please email

Professional, semi-retired caretaker couple providing outstanding
workmanship and care for your home and property seeks a live-in,
part-time position near the San Francisco, California area. He
has over 35 years of caretaking experience including rental
properties, retreat centers, and private residences. Expertise in
building maintenance and grounds management, organic gardening
and landscape design, carpentry, masonry and tile, house
painting, home organization, and many phases of home repair. She
is a certified early childhood educator and professional nanny
with over 30 years of experience, able to offer part-time child
care or other family services. Because of our extensive
experience, high integrity, and work ethic, we believe we would
be a great asset to your home and property. We have many
exceptional references, found on our website, with more available
upon request. We look forward to hearing from you. Please call

Mature Caretaker seeks a long-term position in Washington or
Oregon. I'm a non-drinker, non-smoker, and non-drug user, with
fine references. Love pets and horses. I also offer elder care
and personal assistant work. My four year New Mexico contract is
ending, so I want to relocate. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I'm 48-years-old, Desert Storm veteran, who recently moved to
Costa Rica. Looking for a property caretaker position in the
area. I have my own income. I have been a property caretaker for
over 10 years. Very responsible, attentive, clean and loyal. If
you have property that needs attention, I'm your man. Can do
light construction, maintenance, lawn and garden and security.
Also very good with pets and animals. I'm looking for someone who
really needs me. If that's you, please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I will promptly return all inquiries.

SWM 57 seeks a paid position as landscaper/arborist/handyman or
right-hand man! Certified Arborist I.S.A. member FL-0433A Check
isa.com for my credentials. Class A Commercial Driver's License
Texas, clean MVR. Have my own equipment to mow grass, trim trees
and shrubs. Seeking live on site position. Non Smoker/Drug user!
Good references available. I was a U.S. Army veteran 1981-83 West
Germany. Will help with other responsibilities as requested.
Please call or text me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Happy Pets for over 20 years. My home or yours and I will travel
(anywhere in the world). Love to travel! I would be a great
traveling companion. Will help you out and assist you so that you
may enjoy traveling with no worries. I love all animals. Your
home will be spotless and your pets will love me. I can bring in
your mail, put out your trash, and water your plants. Excellent
references available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Family of three seeking a live onsite job in Skagit or North
Snohomish County, WA. Husband has ranching skills, and is a short
haul trucker. Wife has 25+ years in Office Admin/household
management. Son attends private elementary school in Mt. Vernon.
Looking for a clean, well kept, non-smoking environment. We have
no pets and don't smoke anything. Willing to care for a family
and handle office/home management. Open to different options.
Just need some good air and nice environment for a family while
we wait to build a home one day. Please email

Seeking a caretaker position in the Denver, Colorado and
surrounding area. I have had a residential housecleaning business
for over 25 years. I also offer house/petsitting, companionship,
errands, cooking, and gardening for the elderly. Available to
start in August. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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I'm a long time subscriber of The Caretaker Gazette with years of
wilderness, off-grid living experience and I've had lots of time
to come up with some pretty impressive inventive ideas! I would
love to share some of my ideas with an investor looking for
something original, unique and useful to manufacture and market.
I am seeking an investor that would be willing to discuss license
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 	Over the decades many of our advertisers and subscribers, both
property owners and caretakers/housesitters, have discussed their
healthcare situation and possible insurance options/alternatives
with us. We recently dropped our current medical insurance when
the premiums jumped to $2,000 per month with a $12,000 annual
deductible. We switched to a $354 per month healthcare program
called Medi-Share.
I wanted to share some information with you about Medi-Share as I
thought you might be interested in their affordable healthcare.
Like us, you and your family could join their community of
250,000+ who share in each other's medical burdens. Since 1993
more than $2 Billion in medical expenses have been shared and
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I hope this helps!
Take care, Gary C. Dunn, Publisher THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

For Sale: Unique property with ocean view on the South Pacific
Coast of Costa Rica. If your dream is to live in the tropics, run
your own bed and breakfast, have your own organic garden, or
eco/green mini-resort, hostel or simply own your own piece of
paradise it will be hard to find a better place to do it or a
better opportunity than this one. For more information, please
email caretaker@caretaker.org with Costa Rica Property For Sale
in the Subject Line.

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by volunteering at state parks or wildlife refuges? Workers On
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West Valley Island Cultural Festival Announces Availability of
Sponsorship Opportunities. The festival takes place on Saturday,
October 27, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. Please visit
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
interesting books all about half a century on horseback. 2005,
was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
ranch named the DK Ranch. After nearly fifty years there as a
cowhand, I had advanced as their chief honcho. During the start
of the year 2005, the handwriting on the wall began and the books
closed on this historic steer and horse ranch. I sadly, then,
became my pen-name, The Last DK Cowboy. Read stories of true
happenings during our daily work. Happily chasing steers over the
open range while aboard bronco horses we were trying to make into
usable cowponies. Join me by enjoying these true tales and later
in the other books describing a rewarding, exciting life among
wild cattle and wilder cowhands. Ridin out in Arizona's
beautiful, natural scenic wonders. These true tales, although
unusual, are just as I recollect them. To all those who have ever
dreamed of being a cowboy, here's your chance to ride along with
me as your side-kick and saddle pard. You can view an
entertaining introduction with many colored pictures at

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