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THIS IS OUR 235th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 38, Number 5       

September/October 2020        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 32 states
and 14 countries
Caretaker Profile
Finding a long-term home in Puget Sound
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers and write about their experiences
with the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Helena, a suburb of Birmingham,
from September 15 to December 31, 2020. 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. Last year, we
received many housesitter responses from our 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.

ALASKA

WINTER CARETAKER NEEDED for a remote sport-fishing Lodge in the
Wood-Tikchik region of Southwestern Alaska. Qualifications:
-Hardworking, self-sufficient, positive attitude
-Safety minded and responsible
-Physically fit without underlying health issues 
-Mechanical experience with small engines, snow machines,
outboard motors, chain saws, etc.
-Snow machine and boating experience
-Chain saw / wood-splitting experience
-Prior off-the-grid/ remote living experience preferred
-Drug free
Dates: August 2020 through May 2021. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a complete job description and
compensation info.

STILL TIME TO VISIT ALASKA for three months, from now to
mid-October. We will provide an OW Air miles ticket, a place to
stay, and some basic food. In exchange for assisting an older
couple with yard work, carpentry projects, and dirt/road work.
Applicants will need experience with chainsaws, power tools, yard
machines, some heavy equipment, ATV’s. Common sense, physical
fitness, cheerfulness, positive energy and good work ethic a
must. There is an opportunity to earn a wage after 25 hours per
week. Background check, minimum of two references, work
experience. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA

SMALL RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Queen Creek, Arizona. I’m in
need of a caring person to take care of a few farm animals,
horse, goats, etc. This is a very part-time position. Regular
feeding and watering, and some maintenance, but very little if
any. This would be good for someone who is looking to pick up
some extra cash. To apply, please forward your bio and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER, handyman (person), gardener,
resourceful, creative person for a private healing retreat
sanctuary in Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon, AZ. Work exchange for
living in a cozy, small trailer with outdoor covered patio,
garden, hammock area, yoga platform, and a fire pit/outdoor table
area. Must be reliable, have your own vehicle and cell phone.
Looking for a nature lover, someone who is healthy, kind to
themselves, our guests and animals, self-responsible, peaceful
lifestyle and with an aware Presence. Work exchange for
“Caretaker’s Cubby”, and additional hours will be paid.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARKANSAS

REDDING RECREATION AREA Campground Host needed in Clarksville,
AR. Redding Recreation Area is situated along the Mulberry River
and the picturesque Scenic Byway 215. Recreation opportunities
include, but are not limited to, canoeing, hiking, fishing,
swimming and more. Highbank Canoe Launch and OHT trailhead are
nearby. Must have your own RV. Responsibilities may include:
providing friendly service and recreational information to
campers, hikers, anglers, boaters, and day-use visitors. Take
recreational data by walking the camping, picnic, and
recreational area twice a day; some litter pick-up when needed,
provide on-site information to the general public Thursday
through Monday and most holidays. Clean the restrooms and shower
area on a daily basis. You must explain the campground
regulations and the reasons for them. Hosts are provided with a
camping space, including full hook-ups, for their RV. Please
apply at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
Hi Gary and staff, I’m a new subscriber and I just wanted to
take the time to extend a big “Thank You” to all of you for
being so pleasant and helpful when I called your Gazette with my
questions. It’s so great (especially in this impersonal era of
online contact) to actually reach real people on the phone. You
were so patient in answering my questions about starting a new
career as a caretaker. Thanks to all of you for your
encouragement and suggestions. I am looking forward to taking the
next steps and answering some of your interesting help wanted
ads. Teri C., New Brunswick, NJ 

Teri, you are welcome! Thanks for your kind words and for
taking the time to write to us. If you have any other questions,
please feel free to give us a call again and we’ll be happy to
help you out. Best wishes to you as you begin your career as a
property caretaker.

Dear Gary, I’ve had nearly a dozen responses to the Help Wanted
ad I placed in the Gazette! As you know, it hasn’t been easy to
find the right person to caretaker our remote vacation property
and now we have several excellent, qualified people who are
interested thanks to you! I’ve responded to each and every
email with a more detailed description of our situation. Thanks
again and I’ll let you know how we’re doing. Sam B., Salt
Lake City, UT

Sam, we have some very well qualified subscribers who can
bring their expertise to your beautiful property. Many will be
very happy to help you out and would love to live on a remote
property. Thank you for taking the time to respond to all of the
applicants and thank you for checking in again and letting us
know how you and your new caretaker are doing. 

Hi Mr. Dunn, I wanted to let you know that through your Gazette I
was able to find and hire a great property caretaker to replace
my last property caretaker who recently retired after ten years
here. I actually found my new caretaker through one of your
caretaker profiles! I was reading through one of my Gazette
issues from a couple of years ago and was able to contact the
caretaker. It turns out he found his last position via the
Gazette and was ready for a new challenge. Thanks, John H. Tahoe
City, CA

Hi John, I’m glad you were able to find a property caretaker
via one of our subscribers who was featured in a Caretaker
Profile! Thanks for letting us know. We’ve had other
subscribers who have been profiled in the Gazette tell us that
they received caretaker/housesitter job offers as a result of
having their story published in the Gazette. If any subscribers
are currently caretaking or housesitting they can submit their
Caretaker Profile story to us for possible publication in the
Gazette. If selected, there is no charge to have a Caretaker
Profile story published in the Gazette. We need the Title,
Contact information, Interests, Favorite quote, four photos - a
close-up of you and then a photo of you on the property you are
caretaking, and about 1,800 words for your story. If you’re
interested, we can email your Caretaker Profile story info to
you.

Gary, through your Gazette, last year we were able to exchange
our house with a homeowner outside of Rome, Italy. We had a
wonderful time and are looking for something closer to home for
this year. We answered one of your Gazette ads and one thing led
to another. Please renew our subscription now. The possibilities
are endless! Thank you, Renee and Frank M, Waco, TX 

Renee and Frank, thanks for sharing your success with the
Gazette! We now have subscribers in all 50 states and over 80
countries, so there are many opportunities to live and travel
this way. It’s just a matter of making the right
connection!

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
written permission. 

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

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AUSTRALIA

HELP WANTED. My husband and I operate a tourist attraction,
retail shop and cafe on Kangaroo Island. We are looking for a
couple who is looking to enjoy Kangaroo Island. We are wanting
someone who lives locally to help with our grounds man and
cleaning jobs for about one hour each morning in exchange for
power, water and laundry facilities. Depending on skills there
may also be some paid work. We have plenty that needs doing in
many areas. We will provide an area for you live that will be
next to a laundry, toilet and shower block. There is also a
renovated bus you are welcome to use for extra room. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX your experience, skills, local references,
and details along with the time/dates you are interested in
staying with your phone number and we will contact suitable
persons by phone. We look forward to hearing from you.

WE ARE SEEKING A FIT COUPLE to help with the upcoming avocado
season. This job will involve both packing, shed, and field work.
A forklift ticket would be a bonus but is not a necessity. The
job is for this summer and will finish in mid-August. The hours
will be dependent on the markets and weather. We are situated at
Ban Springs, in the North Burnett Region of Queensland and 1.5
hours from Bundaberg. We are in a COVID-19 safe environment. For
further information please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for Moonaree Station in the North West
Pastoral area of South Australia. The job involves living in a
homestead at one end of the property and being responsible for
maintaining the garden and house. Wage to be negotiated and
looking for the couple to stay some months if possible. We will
need references. Please reply by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE, either short or long-term, on a
cattle station near Wiluna, a small town in Western Australia.
You will need to look after the homestead and gardens, and check
the water points on our property situated on the edge of the
western desert at the gateway to the Canning Stock Route and
Gunbarrel Highway. Can be a couple or single person. Pay is
negotiable. Accommodation including power, and water included. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

POSITION AVAILABLE for a local caretaker couple interested in
gardening and cattle. The property is located in the Gloucester
District of New South Wales. For further information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I’M LOOKING FOR A COUPLE or a single person/people to park
their RV up on my five acre property in Mount Helena. I’m
needing a hand to get my property in order and possibly would
like another shed built. So looking for very handy people to
reply if possible. I’m thinking 10 hours per week negotiable
help for free power and RV plot. We have a beautiful bush block
with plenty of trees to park under for shade and privacy. We are
a very easy going flexible happy family looking for similar folk.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX requires a caretaker couple with their own
RV to assist our other couple to open and run our museum. You
must be friendly and outgoing. Duties will include welcoming
visitors, operate the museum, some cleaning, gardening and some
maintenance. We operate on a three days on and three days off
roster (subject to change). Free caravan site for your RV, power,
water and small wage included. The caretaker couple will need to
start in August. For further information please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A TOWNSVILLE DISTRICT SMALL FARM, in northeastern Queensland, is
offering a powered site with town water for a single person or
couple with their own caravan or motorhome in exchange for a few
hours help per week with watering, gardening, mowing, and
occasionally feeding chooks and sheep etc. This is a great place
to be based to explore the Townsville region, close to amenities,
and 10 minutes from a shopping center. Dump point and en-suite
toilet on site. Prefer that you stay for two weeks minimum. If
you’re in the area, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELIZE

WANTED TWO PERSONS OR A SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE to caretake
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.

BELGIUM

HELP URGENTLY REQUIRED. I need one or two people to help me with
my ship, for several weeks, possibly through to September. The
ship is a beautiful Dutch barge. It’s warm and cozy, and you
get your own room. The work is very simple, just housekeeping
maybe a bit of ship maintenance and help with the ropes when
mooring. You need to be available very soon. No experience
required though you need to speak preferably English or French. I
will be heading north to the south Netherlands for summer
cruising. And I'm totally not interested if you want to do any
drug stuff...on the other hand, meditation, art and conscious
living would be wonderful. If you’re in the area and would like
more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

FULL-TIME RANCH MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed on a private property in
Livermore, CA. Responsibilities will include full responsibility
for ranch maintenance, keeping the grounds and buildings and
facilities exceptionally maintained and clean, providing
exceptional customer service/support for the property owner, his
family and their guests, ensuring that efficient systems
(electrical, irrigation, plumbing, etc.) are functioning well,
and ranch improvement and construction projects to be done.
Salary depends on experience and housing is offered. To apply,
please forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME ONSITE PROPERTY CARETAKER POSITION available now in the
Gold Country of northern California. Typical duties will include:
maintaining the residence, maintaining the grounds, keeping the
grass cut and the landscape maintained, repairing any issues that
arise with the property, daily communication with the property
manager and owner, checking for damage, cleanliness, electrical
and plumbing issues and any appliance and structural
discrepancies, repair and painting of windows, walls, doors,
etc., as necessary. The caretaker responsibilities are that you
must look presentable, must have excellent communication,
interpersonal, and organizational skills, have at least one year
of property management or maintenance experience, and have a high
school or equivalent education. A current driver’s license/ID
and registration is required. For more information, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER WANTED in Tulelake, located 45 miles south of
Klamath Falls. If you like peace, quiet and solitude, and have
general maintenance skills, this is the place for you. I’m
looking for a financially stable and responsible person or couple
to live full-time on my ranch in exchange for watching over the
ranch when I’m away and helping with general maintenance and
running of the ranch. If you have animals bring them along, such
as dogs (on approval), horses (corral, stalls and free grazing
available), goats, chickens, etc. Requirements: a non-smoker,
absolutely no drug and/or alcohol abuse, bring your own RV or
trailer, a cell phone, a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle, and
be physically fit to work on a ranch. I’m offering: free
covered RV space with full hook-ups including water, trash, and
sewer, up to $100 towards electricity per month, internet, a
fenced yard, and $200 per month compensation from October 1st
through March 1st while I'm away. You will be responsible for
propane, maintaining your yard area, helping with the care of the
orchard and bees, check water for cows, helping with general
clean-up, have knowledge of electricity and plumbing, and taking
care of your own animals. A background check will be required (at
your expense). For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (No emails or texts). Thanks.

SEEKING A COUPLE to perform caretaker duties at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near Lake Tahoe. This beautiful Lodge has
undergone major renovations and has been converted into a unique
event venue for weddings, corporate retreats, private events, and
family reunions. The goal is to continue renovations at the lodge
to enhance its event capabilities, while also reopening the
Lodge's bar and restaurant when the event season is slow. This
position requires a couple who is comfortable with guests from
all walks of life, prior event and hospitality experience, and a
strong maintenance background for the upkeep of this picturesque
property. Please send your resume in a Word document to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A BEAUTIFUL HUMBOLDT RANCH is seeking a mature, financially
independent, on-site caretaker. This is a non-salaried position,
however a small stipend is available. This is a rare opportunity
for the right individual to live peacefully "off the grid" in a
secluded, tranquil setting in the middle of beautiful redwoods
along the Lower Klamath River. The job requires approximately 15
hours of service per week - mowing, pruning, gardening, etc. We
are seeking a person who cherishes their privacy and solitude as
much as we do. The person must be: non-smoking; no drugs; pass a
background check; computer skills would be greatly appreciated;
most importantly, no drama. We will provide very modest free
housing; all utilities; high speed internet and best of all -
seclusion and peace. If interested in learning more please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS RETREAT CENTER is seeking a
caretaker couple for long-term employment. This is a live in
position, with housing provided. The caretaker house, rental
cabin and retreat center are off grid with solar and generator
power. There are septic and water systems and access by dirt
road. The gas is propane. The caretaker's house is a three
bedroom, 2½ bathroom, with a master bedroom, laundry, garage,
yard, cell phone booster and internet. There is a 4x4 truck for
work use. Duties: Caretaker #1 (a salaried position) assist and
supervise two to three part-time employees with cleaning and
maintenance. Interact with renters and neighbors, and work
closely with the Company Manager. Caretaker #2 (an hourly
position) equipment and vehicle upkeep, emergency weather upkeep,
including road repair, as needed. Maintaining solar and generator
systems. Maintenance and repair as needed on the property. Hours:
Caretaker #1 will be roughly 20 hours weekly. Caretaker #2 will
be two to four hours per week. Requirements: possess US Citizens
or green card, do a background check, and credit check, have a
driver's license, bank account, references, your own vehicles,
tools, be in good health, and one caretaker able to pick up and
carry 50 lbs. Should be comfortable with mountain
environment/outdoors, tools and equipment operation and working
with others. Salary will be dependent upon experience. Includes
housing, and monthly pay for Caretaker 1. Bi-weekly hourly pay
for Caretaker 2. Hiring may be delayed due to COVID but please
feel free to send your cover letter, salary expectations and
resume now to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in Tehachapi, California. This is a
part-time, live-in position (20-30 hours/week - mostly Monday -
Friday) to feed animals, handle gardening/weeds, mend fences,
sprinkler/water lines and typical handyman/ranch tasks. This
hands-on position is for an experienced person, with employment
references, who is able to work alone, without supervision,
training or drama. Housing for one person is available in a
Travel Trailer, plus electrical-septic-water provided. A
California driver’s license plus good DMV record needed.
Pick-up truck and tractor experience preferred. Compensation will
be $13.50/hour. No under-the-table cash payments. Must pass a
background check. This is a low stress, position which often
permits flexible work hours. Seniors encouraged to apply. Please
email your work history/references and contact info for
consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A LIVE-IN MANAGER for an 18-room Inn in Sonoma Wine
Country. Responsibilities involve management of a small staff for
the front and back of house. Candidate must have prior hotel
experience. Position involves someone who wears many hats and is
able to do whatever it takes to ensure guest satisfaction as well
as grounds and property maintenance. Knowledge of
ThinkReservations POS and computer skills is a plus. The right
candidate should be people oriented and have strong work ethic,
be service focused, energetic and have keen eye for attention to
details. Benefits include a one bedroom apartment on the
property, salary will depend on experience, potential year-end
bonus, and vacation. Interested candidates should email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include references and
availability. Thanks.

NEED A LONG-TERM LIVE-IN ASSISTANT INNKEEPER couple to help an
existing live-in Innkeeper couple for the romantic 16 room
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Elk, CA. We are looking for an energetic,
outgoing couple who enjoys nature and the outdoors. You love
creating magical, memorable experiences for guests and are
meticulous in attention to detail. You are great under pressure
and able to multitask. You enjoy Innkeeping alone and also as a
team, are self-motivated. As a team player, you are able to seek
to understand and then to be understood, working out problems and
issues with patience and grace. We expect that you come with
experience in B&B operations (or boutique hotel operations),
especially hands-on experience in housekeeping, laundry, cooking,
and guest operations. For maintenance, we are looking for
experience with all kinds of around-the-house tasks. If any one
of you have the Spa Therapist/Masseuse skills it would be killer
combination. For the right candidate, there is no limit on
compensation. Incentive and profit sharing will be part of the
compensation. Once we receive your resume, a video or audio call
will be scheduled and then you will be invited to come and stay
with us for a week to access if we are cut for each other. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GRAZING ASSISTANCE HELP NEEDED at a Regenerative Farm. We are
building a 130-acre regenerative farm in Rescue, California. We
are looking for someone to assist with establishing rotational
grazing of cows, goats and sheep. Part-time to full-time for a
few months or years or part-time contract consulting. Housing
available. Must have experience with grazing animals. Ideally,
you will have a shepherd dog. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

SHORT-TERM CAT/HOUSESITTING opportunity available. We need
someone to stay and farm/house sit for about ten days starting
around the last week of September. We live in Gillam, a small
town on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba. We are near the
Hudson Bay Railway line. You can stay here for free, sightsee in
the area, but be here enough hours in the day to keep our cats
company (there are two of them). Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for new colleagues who are EU
passport holders for the coming busy season. The hostel is
located in The Keys a little village in the area called Sucker
Garden, in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies. Located right across
the salt pond we are just a two mile distance from Philipsburg.
If you have some background in hostel management / operations and
be willing to get involved in all aspects of running the hostel
then do get in touch. You need to be smart, fun, love to BBQ,
love music and create a great experience for our guests. You will
cover all duties, such as: bookings management, check-in and
check-out; website/social media updates; cleaning, laundry
management; preparing breakfast; cooking/bartending (happy hour,
BBQ events); managing and buying stock; ensuring when guests post
their feedback they mention that both the hostel and you are
awesome; managing day-to-day maintenance and contacting
specialists for maintenance when you need to; and providing
guidance to recruited volunteers for our Eco- projects. This
opportunity would better suit someone looking for a longer term
stay in one location/hostel for at least four months. You must be
an EU passport holder. You must speak English fluently and your
writing skills are up to par. If you speak other languages then
that’s a plus. A driver’s license is a must. You will live on
location (compensation included) take care of guests and the
property (technical duties) and help make the hostel a success
from A-Z. With all of this we also hope you will have lots of fun
and enjoy living in paradise called St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Besides the above mentioned we aim to develop alternative means
of income for the hostel such as: beach pick-nicks, boating,
pub/cafe crawls, bike rentals, drink/food selling, and any funky
ideas you have. In return you will get a place called home on St.
Maarten for the busy season, more hostel management experience,
meeting lots of people from all walks of life, food (breakfast,
lunch, dinner) and (non-alcoholic) beverages, transportation, a
percentage of the monthly net turn over, international covered
insurance, and travel costs to and from St. Maarten, DWI. We
really need someone who is able to make this hostel “theirs”
and develop it into their little space in paradise allowing
others to sleep there and having the best time in life! Please
send in your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

A SMALL LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST in Morrison, Colorado is looking
for a live-in housekeeper/caretaker. Job duties include cleaning
rooms (toilets, tubs, floors, sinks, making beds, dusting, etc.)
and restocking (like a hotel), doing laundry with destaining,
washing, drying, folding and putting away. Cooking breakfast and
checking in guests. When we are slow, we have you work in the
office, help with maintenance, etc. Includes a small room with
some storage, futon bed, private shared kitchen, private shared
bath, flat screen with direct TV and Wi-Fi (there is a computer
room to use if you don't have one). We supply everything: linens,
pots, pans, plates, glassware, silverware, pillows, blankets,
laundry soap, cleaning supplies, paper towels, paper plates, even
toilet paper! No electric, no Wi-Fi, no heat, no trash, no water,
no monthly bills, nothing! All you need to bring is your clothes.
Don't even need a car. No commuting and sitting in traffic. Just
get up and get to it. Once trained you will basically be
self-managed and make your own schedule. It's about $14/hour,
including room and board, some meals, supplies, etc. Oh, you also
get breakfast the days you work. Sorry but no kids or pets. If
you are a desk job type of person, you probably won't like this
job. Please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No calls.

LONG-TERM RANCH HAND NEEDED IN EVERGREEN! In search of a
long-term ranch hand for a small ranch. The ideal candidate must
have experience with horses and other livestock. The individual
must be responsible and dependable and be willing to clean
stalls, tend to animals' care needs, clean paddocks and other
areas, fix fences, keep the place clean and presentable, exercise
horses, transport animals as needed (valid driver's license and
good record), and be a team player. Ability to break and train
horses would be great. Housing provided. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PRIVATE RANCH is looking for a full-time, year-round
caretaker/ranch manager for our 300 acres near Lake City,
Colorado. Includes three large dwellings, a large workshop and
barn, and two irrigated pastures. A combination of general
mechanic, construction, and agricultural experience required.
Backhoe, tractor, and vehicle operation/maintenance required.
Road, pond, and river maintenance as well as pasture with large
irrigation system. General household maintenance and cleaning.
Looking for a self-starter and someone with initiative. Benefits
package available. Full-time housing available on ranch.
References required. Salary based on experience. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please no calls at this
time.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a superb individual or couple
to come out to the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and work
at our colorful, funky, and fun hostel this coming winter season.
Mingle with guests from around the world, learn the in's and
out's of a small business, and enjoy the endless activities that
surround this beautiful area. Daily tasks will include: checking
in guests, detail oriented cleaning and bed making, taking
reservations, laundry, and answering phone calls. A commitment of
at least one month is preferred, however, longer stays are an
option. In return, we offer a comfortable place for you to stay,
time off when you want it and the opportunity to make new friends
every day! The hostel includes a large communal kitchen, living
space, private and shared rooms, multiple bathrooms and of
course, a large costume closet. Outside we have yard games, BBQ,
fire pit, hammocks, bikes, and gardens for everyone to enjoy. The
area we live in is exceptionally beautiful and loaded with world
class biking, climbing, rafting, hiking, and skiing. We are truly
"a bed between adventures". If interested, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-ON RANCH ASSISTANT NEEDED. A large working ranch property
(6,500 acres) north of Vail, Colorado has created a new position
for a Ranch Assistant to live on the property and handle a
variety of physical, hands-on management and maintenance tasks.
The ranch owner would like to hire a professional with excellent
trades skills (carpentry, basic plumbing and electrical, welding,
etc. all a plus) who is comfortable working around horses,
livestock, and other members of the team. The successful
candidate should be knowledgeable in many areas of ranch
operations and management, such as: irrigation and water systems,
including creeks, desalination, etc.; vehicle upkeep, servicing,
and maintenance; and upkeep of trails and roads. Must be licensed
to operate heavy farm and ranch machinery and vehicles. Basic
proficiency with computers, smartphones, tablets, email, etc.
required; additional technology skills and ability to perform
basic troubleshooting a plus. To be considered, you should have
five to ten years of ranch experience. This position will involve
physical labor and requires the ability to lift and handle heavy
machinery, materials, and livestock. Excellent compensation
offered, depending on experience, with benefits (including paid
live-on accommodations); relocation available. This role is
full-time and year-round. To be considered, please apply for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Immediate interviews via videoconference
available. Qualified applicants will be contacted.

CONNECTICUT

CARETAKING COUPLE with excellent skills needed for our country
home – a beautiful six bedroom 1790 colonial on 26 acres. We
live in New York City part-time and Sharon, CT on the weekends.
This beautiful area is rich in opportunities for sports and
recreation. One-bedroom apartment with separate outdoor entrance.
Basic maintenance chores in exchange for the apartment with cable
TV, Wi-Fi, and all utilities. Required skills: gardening,
landscape and house maintenance. Additional compensation for
skilled work: carpentry, building projects, equipment repair and
hospitality. Candidates must have excellent references, be
non-smokers in good health and debt free. September availability.
Please send responses and resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in Greenwich, CT. Looking for
an experienced hands-on caretaker to oversee a large 30+ acre
property in Greenwich with a boathouse on the lake. A
caretaker’s three bedroom cottage can be provided (which if
needed can accommodate a wife and child). Must have experience
working on a large size property. Duties include: daily upkeep
and maintenance of both residences, grounds, snow removal, mowing
lawn, cutting hedges, maintaining vegetable garden, water plants
and flowers, maintain pool and tennis court, light repairs, work
with assistant, supervise vendors and contractors and be
responsible for several vehicles: cleaning, inspection and
registration. This is a year round position with salary to
$75,000. Please email a detailed resume, with all reference names
and contact info, any letters of reference you may have, and
include a recent photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER JOB AVAILABLE at a Greenwich Estate. This
couple with adult children and two dogs is looking to hire an
experienced hands-on caretaker to oversee their large property in
Greenwich, Connecticut. The position is year-round, live-in at
the separate guest house. This job requires someone who is
flexible, resourceful, who has handled a job like this before,
can maintain machinery and buildings, mow the grass and trim the
hedges, keep the pool clean, can interface with vendors, fix
things inside and outside the house, and do some landscaping.
Must be flexible to work weekends if needed. Salary will depend
on experience. To apply, please send your professional caretaker
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER needed for our beautiful ancient longhouse in Devon
with lots of land, a stream, and log fires. Housesitters are
needed for the month of November, as we like to travel and are
optimistic that the Covid-19 will have diminished enough to allow
travel or a vaccine will be available by that time. Need someone
to look after the house and two small well-behaved dogs. Nothing
arduous, just being around and feeding the two pooches. Lots to
see nearby, just six miles from Exeter, and 20 minutes from the
coast. We've had lots of USA, Australian and NZ housesitters in
the past - always good. Housesitters will need their own
transport or we have bikes – the nearest town is 2½ miles
away. Your accommodation is a huge beamed bedroom with en-suite.
Plenty of logs for the fires in winter. We have all the modern
conveniences. If you are interested, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER needed in Wiltshire. An
energetic and experienced housekeeper is required to look after a
beautiful Grade 1 listed home. The household consists of a couple
with an extended family and grandchildren who stay on a regular
basis. They are looking for someone who is flexible, organized,
and proactive with a keen eye for detail. Must be calm and
discreet with the ability to prioritize housekeeping and domestic
responsibilities (hands on cleaning). High standard of laundry
required and confident modern cook for breakfast and occasional
meals. Must be a car driver, and animal lover with excellent
references. Salary £25,000 - £30,000 annually. Live in or live
out cottage available as part of the package. Excellent
references/DBS required. Please apply by mailing your resume and
references to Box 1213449 'TL', 39-40 Bedford Street, London WC2E
9ER, UK.

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in London, Hampstead. Our client,
with a large six bedroom residence in Hampstead, is looking for a
domestic couple to start ASAP.  The client does not live
permanently in London and is currently not often in residence.
The ideal couple should, therefore, be flexible with their time
as when he comes into residence it will be full on - when he
leaves, time can be taken back. The client is only in residence
around 20% of the year. The role of the couple, when he is not in
residence, is to very much take care of the property and ensure
it is in a ready state for his return. When he is in residence,
the couple will be undertaking all duties including housekeeping,
house management, driving, and some occasional cooking. The ideal
couple would have had prior experience working in a similar
setting. Duties will include hands-on housekeeping; laundry and
care of fine fabrics; care of wardrobe, packing and unpacking;
informal service when he is in residence; driving of the client;
running of errands; management of contractors and maintenance;
and some occasional meal preparation/light cooking. The client
may also need some help dressing/undressing, and this will be the
role of the male part of the couple, so you must be comfortable
with this element. Hours will be Monday to Friday, 9:00am –
5:00pm but you will need to be flexible to work longer hours when
the client is in residence. Two rooms and a private bathroom
within the residence will be provided as accommodation.  When the
client is not in residence the couple will be able to use the
residence including the sitting rooms and kitchen as their own,
within reason. Parking is available and extra storage can be
provided for any other items in garages/outbuildings. The salary
will be 50,000 - 60,000 gross per annum. To apply, please email
your resume and salary expectations to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
the Subject Line.

FLORIDA

LOOKING FOR A PAIR of responsible, neat, and hardworking people
to take care of a 4-acre oceanfront property in Islamorada, FL.
The position entails 20 hours/week of efficient work between the
couple, comprising roughly of 60% landscaping and yard
maintenance, 15% domestic cleaning, 15% small repairs, and 10%
various errands and vendor relationships. Outdoor physical labor
is expected year-round - people who are not in good physical
shape or normally engaged in such work may not be a good fit.
Compensation is a free rent of a lovely recently-built two
bedroom cottage with all appliances and utilities included. There
is no salary. For more details and an application for this
opportunity please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A MATURE COUPLE to assist a recently widowed lady. Duties
would include housekeeping, yard work, grocery shopping and other
errands, occasionally driving her to appointments, and cooking a
few nights per week. You would live rent free in a fully
furnished two bedroom/two bath garage apartment on the property -
which is located on a beautiful north Florida lake. Electricity
and a $15.00 per hour salary is included. On average, the couple
will need to dedicate 30 hours per week to the duties above, and
it's acceptable for one or both to have outside employment that
doesn't conflict with these duties. This couple needs to be able
bodied and easily be able to negotiate stairs, needs to be detail
oriented and self-motivated. Honest, kind and a pleasant
disposition are a must. Work history and references are required.
A background check will be done. If this sounds like a good fit
for you, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 

I NEED A HOUSEKEEPER/ANIMAL CARE/customer service person. Also
need a groundskeeper/animal care/customer service person.
Applicants need to make a minimum of a three month commitment
here. Want to live at the beach on Maui? And ready to get warm?
We have the best location, right at the coolest beach, and within
walking distance to everything...seriously great. Come visit and
learn about the animals. We are your stepping stone to Hawaiian
living. The hours are six days per week from 6:30am to around
11:30am or when the job is done. Some days are longer, some
shorter. We are usually 98% booked, but to be honest, it might be
slow now due to the pandemic. We are an animal refuge vacation
rental, so you must have great customer service, and a true love
of animals. You`ll be hands on here. If this sounds like you,
please submit the following info: a national police background
check, copy of your passport and/or driver’s license, and
references both from work and living. We hope to hear from you
via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Aloha!

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII. Escape the cold, and
exchange your environment for the tropics. Our 2.25-acre estate
in Kona is in need of an individual who can care for its
landscape, gardens, and general maintenance. This commitment is
for a minimum of 90 days, but a longer-term position could be
possible, if all parties are content. This position is available
now. If hired, one can expect round trip airfare from your
nearest major airport to Kona, Hawaii. While on the property, we
will provide you with private hi-end accommodations with cable
and Wi-Fi, maid service once a week, gourmet breakfast and
dinner, and a negotiated stipend. Lastly, we will occasionally
give you free use of a vehicle to explore the island. We are in
one of the most beautiful parts of Hawaii, and I believe the in
the world. We are seeking a self-motivated, organized, in shape
and strong, and very tidy and clean individual, who will work 30+
hours a week to upkeep our estate’s land, agriculture, and
gardens. We are willing to train in our procedures, but you must
have experience. There are occasions where we have to do a little
sanding and painting, and pressure washing. We live in a jungle
where it is absolutely necessary to spray herbicides and
insecticides. We do our best to be as organic as possible. You
must be proficient and competent in using a commercial mower,
weed eater, blower, hedge trimmer, chain saw, and pole saw. We
use mostly Stihl equipment, and have an echo weed eater, and a
commercial mower by Honda. This equipment will be your
responsibility to maintain, and you should be able to do light
repairs on them. You will have to tend to all fertilizing and
weed maintenance. You must be competent in installing,
maintaining, and repairing irrigation. We use Toro products. We
have over 60 different fruit and spice trees, and edible berries
and bushes, vegetable and herb gardens, and a ¾ acre botanical
garden with rare palms, Heliconia, and Gingers. We are in the
process of adding three lotus and lily ponds, and in July we are
hoping to open our pigmy goat farm. It is fabulous, but it is
hard work to maintain all of them. If you love plants and the
outdoors, this is your dream job. The property has a panoramic
view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a spectacular place. If you feel
this position might be your calling, please send me your resume
and a list of references. I will review them and give you a call
to set up an interview time. I can do Skype and FaceTime. No drug
use, non-smoker, and responsible alcohol use! Please have one of
these options available for your interviews. All applicants will
be subject to background checks. You may contact me,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for questions. Please forward resumes and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include the terms “House
of Kona, caretakers” in the subject line of your email.
Responses should be received within 48 hours. Aloha and mahalo!

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from September 20 to October 3, 2020 at the
Botanical Gardens of Reykjavik. This is the tenth year in a row
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers projects in the Botanical Gardens in
Reykjavik. The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of living
plants, founded in 1961. The garden’s main role is to conserve
plants for education, research and delight. It conserves some
5,000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections
give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the
northern temperate zone. The garden is open to the public and
free of charge. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will be doing
general park maintenance and assisting the horticultural staff
attending the collection of perennials, alpines, trees and shrubs
in the garden. The garden organizes guided tours and events
throughout the summer and some groups of volunteers will assist
in the preparation and practical work related to some of these
events. The group of volunteers will be able to join them. These
special events are all related to the general aim and work of the
garden and some of them are carried out with a short notice. The
work can be repetitive as general gardening tasks tend to be and
most of it is outdoors. The project starts early every weekday,
working hours are from 8:00 - 15:00, except on Friday when work
finishes at 12:00 as a part of an ongoing research into
shortening the working week. Volunteers have to be motivated to
join early in the morning, but in compensation they will have
more free time in the afternoon. Lunch will be ordered on working
days and shared with the local staff. No previous experience is
necessary. 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. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers
will stay in an equipped house, in a beautiful setting in the
Botanical Gardens of Reykjavik, which are located about four
kilometers from the center of the city. Volunteers will be
sleeping in shared rooms/dorms in a sleeping bag accommodation.
Please bring your own sleeping bag. Please note that volunteers
from other projects will also be staying in the same house.
Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the
cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some
traditional/typical food and/or drinks from your home country for
the international evening. Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city
which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable
energy sources such as geothermal power. About two thirds of the
population of Iceland live in Reykjavik including the
metropolitan area, or over 200,000 people. The world’s
northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and
North America. Reykjavik is spread across a peninsula with a
panoramic view of the mountains and the Ocean on almost all
sides. Visitors experience easily the pure energy at the heart of
Iceland’s capital, whether from the boiling thermal energy
underground, the natural green energy within the city and around
it, or the lively culture and fun-filled nightlife. Closer than
100 km from Reykjavik, there are several spectacular waterfalls,
geysers, impressive coastline and the well-known geothermal Blue
Lagoon spa to visit. Other excursions (South Shore, Hot River
hike, Snaefellsnes or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at
discount fares for SEEDS participants in case there is additional
free time after work or during the weekends. Participants in this
camp will have a free pass to access one of the largest swimming
pools in Iceland, situated within walking distance from the
camp’s accommodation. Weather is unpredictable and it can be
cold and rainy, be prepared to experience all kinds of weather.
We recommend to bring good walking shoes/boots, warm and/or
waterproof clothes (under layers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and
hats) as most of the tasks and activities take place outside.
English will be the official language in the camp; high
proficiency is not a requirement. Our meeting point will be at
SEEDS office in Reykjavik at 18:00 (6:00 pm) on September 20.
Participants that cannot arrive on time (later or delayed
flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp on
their own. For more information, and to learn more, please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ILLINOIS

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING HELP NEEDED on an enchanting property.
Preferably a couple, family, or individual. Must be willing to
relocate and live a peaceful life on our 150-year-old, 80 acre
farm located one hour outside of Chicago. We are not commercial;
it's a relaxed environment with beautiful facilities. We have a
natural spring pond, fishing, canoes, sand volleyball, tennis
court, pavilion, wooded trails, farm animals, horse stables, and
a loving, open-minded family awaiting the ones who want to become
part of this caring team. Ideal backgrounds in: 
-Groundskeeping/Landscaping (weeding, mowing, maintaining and
clearing trails, etc.)
-Mechanical/Machinery skills (farm equipment knowledge; use and
maintenance)
-Handyman skills
-Livestock experience (feeding; small number of animals)
-Construction (mending fences, home projects, etc.)
-Event planning like weddings
In exchange, you will be provided with a house (separate from the
main residence), free utilities/rent, use of a vehicle, and use
of any facilities on the property. Quality of life - living the
dream. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY

LIVE-IN FULL-TIME HANDS-ON TEAM sought by a private English
family in Tuscany. Responsibilities will be to maintain a small
historic estate near Siena, used only privately, with formal
gardens and surrounding parkland. Day-to-day responsibilities
include housekeeping and laundry (no cooking), and, externally,
garden and vehicle maintenance, airport runs and the care of
dogs. The team must be able to manage a small staff and work with
external contractors. Separate and private furnished two-bedroom
house with garden, car and utilities (except phone) provided.
Must have clean driving licenses. Ability to speak Italian and
experience in similar roles preferred but not essential. Initial
interviews by Zoom, then in London, subject to Covid-19, in
August. Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

JAPAN

HELP NEEDED in my very safe town of Shiraoi. My town is located
in Iburi, Hokkaido, Japan and still has no Covid-19 infections,
so that I can host only safe guests in order to protect my town
as well as myself. Summer time is here in Hokkaido and so it’s
a great time to grow lovely vegetables. A room for your homestay
is available here. Because of the help I would like to get from
you, those who have enough experience/knowledge of handling
household chores and cooking are welcome. There is no problem if
you cannot cook Japanese dishes. Vegetarian is welcome only from
summer to autumn. I am a 60-year-old male, and early retired from
a country manager position in a multinational enterprise. I have
had a small private organic vegetable garden for a few years now.
I would be happy if someone can help me to maintain my vegetable
garden and household chores including cooking. I also enjoy
helping my guests learn the Japanese language. We can visit
sightseeing places/aesthetic landscape when we have free time. At
the same time I`m interested to hear your stories and learn
foreign languages as well as yoga and massage. My house has a
natural hot spring so that you are free to enjoy it as well as my
free accommodations. My house also has floor heating by the hot
spring, so it’s a 100% echo system. Let`s enjoy hiking in the
summer and skiing in the winter, long-term stay preferred. But
please do not apply if you do not love a slow life with the hot
springs and seafood/sashimi in the countryside here. By the way,
I am a LGBT/gay friendly host, but I do not smoke, and only drink
very little. To connect, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Finding a long-term home in Puget Sound
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: boating, hiking, essential oils
Quote: “We also learned it’s a very good idea to find out
what’s in short supply in the area you want to be and get
certifications in that area."

Sara and Jeff on a cool day on the island

	We really never dreamed about being in such a great situation!
Six months ago, we were in a relatively short-term housesit in
the high desert of New Mexico. We had been applying to positions
for about four months via The Caretaker Gazette that were more in
mountainous areas. We were looking especially near Jeff’s
favorite place: Flathead Valley in Northwest Montana, in the
heart of the Rocky Mountains wild lands between the Salish
Mountains to the west, and the Whitefish, Swan and Mission
Ranges, rising to the continental divide, to the east.
	At this time, Jeff saw the Gazette ad for a seasonal caretaker
for a small island in Puget Sound that really looked interesting!
We had not really considered that location, but the more we
thought about it, the more we loved it! We made it through the
first part of the interview process but then a couple who were
further along the process got the job. Although disappointed, we
just kept applying to any other caretaker job in the San Juan
Islands.
	But two weeks later, the small island asked if we were still
available. We were hired and would start in about a month…and
then rumors of road closures due to the virus situation started
to spread. After getting the okay to arrive sooner, we tied up
loose ends for two days and enjoyed a 25 hour road trip!
	We likely should have asked a few more questions in the hiring
process to really see what we were getting into, but it all
worked out. Since we are Harbor Masters for two docks, our house
needs to have a nice water view. We have a very nice view in a
very acceptable house. We maintain a common area that includes a
clubhouse, a shower and laundry room. Mowing the airstrip grass
is also a high priority. 
	We have made many friends, which has come in handy since we
don’t have a boat. Weather permitting, we can often get a small
plane ride, or a boat ride, to the mainland on our days off. Or
just use a water taxi. It all takes time though and multiple
hops. 
About boats… every single person here told us not to get a
boat… except one - a person who, of course, sells boats! Very
funny! Boats, like horses and planes, are expensive, and need
lots of maintenance. We are only used to freshwater boats. But
out here, if a boat doesn’t get bottom painted it will have
barnacles in just a few weeks!
	What we’ve learned about applying for a caretaker position
along the way is pretty typical:

- Persistence
- Follow your intuition
- Add value first
- Get everything in writing
- Be flexible yet have good boundaries 
- Know your worth
- Avoid politics like the plague 

	But we also learned it’s a very good idea to find out what’s
in short supply in the area you want to be and get certifications
in that area. One thing out here in short supply are Water System
Operators. So Jeff is working on that certification.
	One unexpected thing: Jeff thought this area would be rainy all
the time, like Seattle’s reputation. But it’s not at all! We
are in the rain shadow of a mountain so it really does not rain
here unless it’s a medium to big storm. Even then, the sun
often comes out at least a little bit every day. And it’s
basically been sunny now in mid-July for over a week.
Many people here are very friendly! We have had all kinds of
offers to use other’s boats. In the end, we mostly use a
friend’s old boat because "nothing about it is worth more than
$50.” We are still careful with it, but we don’t have to
worry about scratching the inflatable boat because it already is
nicely scratched up! 
	Others tidbits… on these San Juan Islands, the bear, deer and
apparently fox, all swim between islands! Some deer have been
hand fed, so they will, near the places they have been fed, come
right up to a person. 
	We are very grateful for The Caretaker Gazette and the caretaker
opportunities that they publish! I don’t know how we could have
ever found this position without it bridging the gap for us!
Thank you!

Sara and Jeff enjoying the sunshine in Puget Sound

KANSAS  

CARETAKER/RURAL FARMSTEAD APPRENTICE WANTED in north-central
Kansas. Isolated country living awaits the outdoor enthusiast.
Offering a rustic five acre homestead with house, barn,
outbuildings, fruit trees, and brambles, panoramas in exchange
for windbreak maintenance and property improvements. Equipment
available for tillage, carpentry, chickens, apiculture,
aquaculture, critters. Long-term applicants preferred, tell me of
your interest to live on and renovate a High Plains throwback.
Organic preferred, but surrounded by conventional. Lots of birds,
wind, things to do, easy social distancing. Close to Rock City.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND

AN ELDERLY COUPLE in good health seeks a hands-on single
caretaker or couple to help them be as independent as possible in
their lives. They live in a large 7,000 sq. ft. home on two acres
in Annapolis, which they will share with their caretaker(s). They
are looking for someone without any "baggage" who is/are honest,
helpful, very organized, and nonsmoking. These caretakers will be
replacing the caretakers hired a year ago. Responsibilities will
include driving, companionship, cooking, laundry, and light
housekeeping. This is a professional couple who are still very
active and social; they go out to dinner a lot. If you have a
pleasant personality and would love to improve the quality of
life for two very special people, this is the perfect opportunity
for you. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience
and includes benefits. To apply, please email your resume and
references to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Annapolis
Opportunity” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.
Thanks.

MASSACHUSETTS

PROPERTY MANAGER(S) NEEDED for an historic house and barn in
Eastern Massachusetts. This lovely property is owned and operated
by a non-profit historical society which has been a thriving and
vital presence in the area since the early 20th century. We are
looking for reliable, non-smoking, drug-free, congenial person(s)
to live on site in the apartment at the house. The position
involves rental management for weddings and events. Excellent
organizational, verbal, and written communication and computer
skills are essential. Duties include giving rental tours,
processing payments, assuring the needs of renters are met, and
oversight during rentals to see that the property is treated
appropriately. Hospitality experience is preferred. Property
Manager(s) assure that the property and buildings are secure,
clean, and maintained. Duties include carrying out minor
maintenance and overseeing landscapers, cleaners, and other
contractors as needed. Property Manager(s) work closely with the
Board of Directors, handle inquiries, and forward mail, email,
and phone calls to the proper individuals. This position is
part-time. Remuneration includes the on-site apartment with most
utilities, plus commissions from rentals. Please send resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

SHELTER IN PARADISE! Seeking caretaker(s) for a ranch near a
spectacular beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Comfortable
housing, internet, dipping pool with ocean view and food stipend
in exchange for two to three hours per day maintenance, light
animal care and yard work. Looking for a commitment through
mid-October with a longer-term situation possible. Candidate(s)
must be intermediate or higher Spanish, very comfortable in
nature, and passionate about sustainability. Experience with
ranch life or Latin America a plus. References required. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

SEEKING A DOMESTIC CARETAKER OR COUPLE in the Traverse City,
Michigan area (local candidates only). This is a great immediate
opportunity for an experienced housekeeper or domestic couple to
maintain a large, family vacation home. This is a very hands-on
position which involves housekeeping, laundry, running errands,
driving and supervising vendors/contractors. Must also be able to
do heavy lifting, basic handyman skills and safely operate a
boat/jet ski, split firewood, etc. The caretaker/couple must have
a very friendly yet professional, service-oriented demeanor to
accommodate the family and many guests. The ideal candidate(s)
has held a similar role in a large family estate, bed &
breakfast, lodge/resort or hotel. The principals are seeking a
candidate(s) already living close to the Traverse City area. This
is a live-out, year-round salaried position: responsibilities
will be very minimal during the winter season except when the
principals are in residence. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

HOW ABOUT A FUN SUMMER JOB meeting new people and living in the
mountains? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a family-owned and operated
guest ranch on the spectacular Rocky Mountain Front. We are
seeking a mature, outgoing individual with a ready smile,
willingness to work hard, have fun, and a love of the outdoors
and people. This position works in both housekeeping and the
kitchen. Duties include cleaning cabins, lodge, and public areas,
occasional yard work, or working in the gift shop. Kitchen duties
include setting up the dining room, serving and cleanup. It is a
very team-oriented position in a fun work environment. Excellent
customer service skills required. As with most dude ranches, we
compensate you in several ways. You will receive full room and
board, a monthly salary, gratuities, and the opportunity to work
and play in a spectacular setting. To apply please forward your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SINGLE CARETAKER WANTED. Prefer a single woman with her own
income to housesit from October 1st to May 1st 2021 while I’m
away. Longer term possible. No rent, but you must pay all
utilities. I have a very comfortable house with kitchen, living
room, craft room, bedroom, and bathroom upstairs (main floor).
Four rooms, and a bathroom downstairs (basement). Must be a clean
housekeeper, and a non-smoker. No drugs, no pets, and no
children. I live on the north edge of a small community in
central Montana. There is an oversize one car garage with an
electric overhead door. A background check, and references are
required. There are six young laying hens available for fresh
eggs, or I will give them away beforehand. Please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

A SMALL SHEEP RANCH in northern Montana offers hands-on-learning
experiences. We run about 75 head of ewes for wool and lamb
crops. There is need for sheep herding help in the summer,
lambing help during February through April in particular.
Shipping is in August. But internships accepted all year. No pay
involved. Other ranch activities include plantings for wildlife,
fencing, farming, gardening and landscaping, building and
repairs. Besides sheep, ranch animals include horses and goats. I
would welcome helpers who have some skills in carpentry,
construction, painting, driving tractors, fencing - or who want
to learn. Several projects are lined up that would give a variety
of experiences. Summer and fall are wonderful times to spend in
this area as time off to see Glacier Park and rodeos, fairs,
other events are easily scheduled. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOROCCO

LIVE-IN HOUSE MANAGER needed in Marrakech. Our clients, with a
large residence in Marrekech, are actively searching for an
experienced House Manager or Management Couple. The clients have
their main residence in London. Although this is a second
residence it is fully staffed, therefore, the House Manager must
be experienced in managing a staff team of at least 20 people.
Must speak English and French, and Arabic is desirable. The ideal
candidate must have at least five years' experience working in a
senior capacity. Duties will include planning, coordinating and
organizing events; managing the household calendars and
schedules; supervising home maintenance projects; dealing with
contractors; recruiting and managing the household staff. Working
hours are longer when the client is in residence. Working hours
will be Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 6.00pm, and a flexible
schedule for longer hours when they are in residence. To apply,
please email your resume and salary expectations to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Subject Line.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

PART-TIME CAMP CARETAKER NEEDED in Holderness, NH. Work in one of
the most beautiful places in America and get paid to do it. Must
be good with boats. A family with camps on two islands in Squam
Lake in Holderness needs a caretaker to supervise the opening and
shutdown of the camps. This involves setting up three docks,
supervising 10 boats, four moorings, cleaning crews, setting up
boathouses (one on the mainland, one on an island), getting water
out of the plumbing system, ensuring all appliances work, setting
up and taking down tents, bubbling dock and boathouses. Can be
done by one very active person or by hiring a crew to help. There
is heavy work in May and June to set up, occasional visits during
the season, then August and September shutting down, then regular
visits during the winter to ensure the bubblers work, etc. May
involve getting bids and letting out contracts for bigger
projects in the past few years: new breakwater, septic field,
refitting a bathhouse and rebuilding a boathouse. Must be able to
keep tabs on expenses and assign the expenses to the three
different owners of the two camps, boathouse, and landing point.
Compensation will be based on experience. The current caretaker
is retiring after 10 years. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

NEW JERSEY

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER from September 1 – October 1,
2020 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.

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER, HOUSE MANAGER, and nanny needed in
Long Branch, NJ. We have an immediate need for a live-in
caretaker for a full family. Candidates must be warm, caring, and
patient, organized and have experience with children, cooking and
managing a busy household. Must also be willing and/or experience
with helping family members with health/special needs and be
willing to stay overnights, including weekends. Duties will
include: managing all aspects of the household, including
organizing schedules, groceries, cleaning and laundry; taking
care of one child, including play, bedtime, feeding and changing;
cooking, including special needs diet; caretaking for family
member going through recovery; and errands and personal assistant
duties. Weekly compensation will be provided. To apply, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

POSITION AVAILABLE STARTING IMMEDIATELY in Santa Fe, NM. Our
awesome caretaker for the last few years is retiring. We're
searching for an experienced individual or horse couple with
extensive equine experience. Please reply only if you've recently
worked with horses and have extensive history around horses. The
horse care exchange includes a Guest House located 25 minutes
from Santa Fe, and $500/month stipend. A beautiful 600 sq. ft.
one bedroom with kitchenette and bath will be provided, on a 20
acre property adjacent to 15,000 acres, with tile, high ceilings,
radiant heat, Wi-Fi, and natural light. It’s a peaceful
sanctuary for retired, work at home, nature types. There are five
horses with feed times 5½ days/week, two times a day at 7am and
6pm. A few hours per day for all work including grooming,
blanketing, mucking, etc. but we require individual(s) who are
not away from the property a lot. A full day and half a week are
covered by others. Pets are okay. Non-smoking. One year
commitment. Security deposit is $850. Professional references are
required. Our current caretaker will serve as your reference for
us. Please have extensive recent horse experienced. Kindly send
your resume and letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This
position is available immediately.

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in the Carlsbad, New Mexico area.
Homeowner with multiple homes on acreage seeks a Caretaker Couple
for a long-term, full-time job. The couple must take pride in the
keeping of the homes and landscaping.  This opportunity includes
salary, housing, utilities, and a truck for work use. No
children, please. Requirements:
~ Couple must have a solid work history in housekeeping and lawn
maintenance with long periods of time/tenure with the same
company/owner.
~ Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
~ Must be physically fit.
~ Must keep homes and grounds at guest-ready level throughout the
year regardless of the owner's schedule.
~ Provide immaculate housekeeping and groundskeeping/lawn care
for six homes of varying sizes.
For more information and to submit a resume, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/HOUSE MAINTENANCE COUPLE needed in
Remsenburg, NY. A legal, mature couple is needed to live here
rent-free in exchange for maintaining my house. Other
responsibilities are cooking, food shopping and cleaning when I'm
there - most generally on weekends. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed for part-time cooking/cleaning in
the Rhinebeck, NY Area. Must be able to take care of our home (an
old converted Inn built in 1780 and set in beautiful grounds)
with the owners (a couple with three children) visiting less than
100 days per year, as well as rentals when they happen where tips
are earned in addition to the compensation below. Long hours
required in the summer seasons and substantial down time in the
winter months to explore Dutchess County, hiking and pursue
personal hobbies when the house is not occupied.
Chef/Housekeeper/Caretaker job knowledge and expectations require
culinary experience, must be knowledgeable about maintaining,
cleaning and preserving a wide variety of surfaces, follow
instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies, be able
to self-motivate and work independently without supervision,
maintenance of the property, basic cooking (must be familiar
with, and have worked with, standard kitchen equipment), and
cleaning, plan and serve the menu according to the home owner’s
needs, shop for food and kitchen supplies and equipment, stock,
organize and clean the kitchen, plan and prepare food for parties
on occasion. Previous culinary/hotel experience a huge plus.
Compensation will be $40,000 for a maximum of 150 days of
cooking/cleaning, plus housing and utilities provided as
caretakers for the basic oversight of the property. Accommodation
is one open studio apartment so this would be most suitable to
couples. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

HOUSE RENOVATION HELPERS WANTED in Morningside (a suburb of
Auckland). I have space for one to three people to help me build
a stone wall and paint my house. I have a large house, on top of
a hill, and an easy 15 minute walk to Whangarei center. We work a
half day (four to five hours of work time), in exchange for food
and board. I have one single bed, plus one comfortable sofa, plus
one foam mattress. We will take turns cooking (but I pay for all
food). The food is good, have a beer, and the house is spacious,
and has a balcony overlooking the city. I have ultra-fast Wi-Fi
(unlimited). I will take you caving and other stuff around here,
depending on the weather, etc. I have done heaps of travelling
myself and am pretty relaxed. I’ve had about 50 travelers come
to stay here, usually they stay for a week or a month. For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Cheers!

CARETAKER COUPLE POSITION is available on Waiheke Island. A
physically active couple are sought for the position of joint
caretakers on a private Waiheke Island property. The joint roles
include maintenance of lawns, pathways, ponds, gardens, buildings
and other structures plus cleaning of domestic dwellings and a
guest accommodation cottage. The main attributes sought are:
fitness (there is a lot of grass slashing, gravel path
maintenance, clearing fallen trees, weed spraying, house and roof
painting, gardening, etc.); health and safety (it’s important
to follow all H&S requirements of working with machinery and
occasional work on scaffolding); practical (it is important to
have some practical building maintenance and repair skills);
personality (need to have the ability to work alongside the
owners and be adaptable to change. Good communication skills
required for dealing with visitors). An annual salary plus a
small two bedroom cottage located on the property comprise the
remuneration package. The cottage is not suitable for children.
Applicants must have an AWD or 4WD vehicle. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applications will close when a
suitable couple is found.

WORK FOR ACCOMMODATION. Must be ready to start immediately. Some
Housekeeping experience is preferable. Shared accommodation
provided with power and Wi-Fi included for two hours of work for
six days per week. Should have a valid Visa (Working Holiday
Visa, or Open Visa). Minimum two weeks commitment. If this sounds
like you ...then please drop by our Office at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in person.  If you want to earn some extra
income, you can work during the evenings in the nearby
restaurants.

NORTH CAROLINA 

CARETAKE/RENT, LONG-TERM. Off-grid, all solar, small log cabin in
the North Carolina Mountains. Needs well, finish work. Possible
ownership for the right person. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED. Great to bring your RV or tiny home and enjoy the
nature and fresh food. We have a private farm with almost two
acres of yard to care for on a crop farm with about 30 acres of
crops and 40 acres of woods. The house is not for the stay, just
the yard. A handyperson can figure out how to hook up his/her RV
or tiny home to the electric and well running into the house.
Locally there is kayaking on the river, the Hope House, the
Scotland Neck Bird Reserve, Albemarle Sound, Edenton, and Little
Washington. Located two hours from Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. One
hour to Greenville (Civilization), and two and a half hours to
Raleigh. We rent the farmland to an old friend who has the right
to come and go to check on his crops, but after planting you will
not see him too much until harvest time, but he is pleasant,
helpful, and full of local knowledge. Ultimately, we are looking
for a long-term property manager who could help turn the home
into a vacation rental or add cottages and make a bed and
breakfast or campground, or storage facility. We can arrange for
the property manager to share in the profits or pay a flat rent
and enjoy any profit beyond the set amount. Housesitters can
plant what they would like to in the garden. Hunt if it is
hunting season. We also need the housesitters to take care of the
yard and garden, mow the lawn,  pull weeds, dispose of dead
flowers and debris, harvest the nuts, fruit, berries, grapes so
that they do not attract rodents. Also, if possible there are
some repairs, paint, and remodeling needs we could trade for a
long-term stay.  We can discuss this arrangement over the phone
or after a trial week of seeing if the property is a match. For
more information please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

RETIRED MAN SEEKS HELP in East Oklahoma, in a small town of 700
people. I’m starting a cycle museum, petting zoo, and a music
venue and will need help with that. You will get a cabin,
privacy, and a canoe. For more info, please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. (Sorry, but I do not have a phone or email
here).

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a mature
individual who has horse and cattle experience as well as
maintenance/landscaping experience. We are a small performance
horse ranch that specializes in team roping. We need the
day-to-day chores done: feeding, watering and taking care of
livestock as well as mowing and weed-eating (during the season)
and general maintenance and up keep of the ranch. We are looking
for a long-term person. If this is something that you may be
interested in please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

OREGON

LOOKING FOR AN ENERGETIC COUPLE with their own RV, with excellent
people skills to help with a private family campground, doing
maintenance, landscaping, cleaning the club house and rest rooms,
in return for free RV space rent and utilities. We are 10 minutes
from Eugene on the beautiful Fern Ridge Lake. Minimum commitment
through September 30 required. If you are interested, please
email your resumes and a photo of your RV to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include “Oregon Opportunity”
in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

HELP NEEDED in a Corvallis lofted barn. Helpers may be asked to
do a variety of tasks: cleaning and laundry, renovating my home,
landscaping and maintaining a small urban garden, painting, yard
cleaning, errands, art projects, photography and videography.
There are short and long-term home stay options: (one week to six
months). This is an opportunity for free accommodation in
exchange for work, and helpers provide their own meals. This
homestay is for my residence during the summer, spring and fall
in the green and vibrant college town, Corvallis, Oregon, home of
Oregon State University. We are 45 minutes north of Eugene, and
ninety minutes south of Portland, Oregon. There are lush forests
and waterfalls nearby and amazing hiking trails! I am a Yoga,
Dance, Acrobatics, and Thai Massage instructor and also do room
rentals and property management in Oregon and Arizona. I enjoy
cultural exchanges and skill sharing, I am always learning. I
enjoy eating a mostly plant-based diet and prefer to host people
with similar healthy lifestyle habits. No smoking, no alcohol, no
drugs. I also prefer no pets. There is a private barn 10x20 with
loft for sleeping. It has a refrigerator, microwave and hot plate
for cooking but no inside water or plumbing. There’s a hose bib
just outside the barn and a small tent with camping toilet and
shower bag. About seven to nine hours work per week in exchange
for accommodations is typical, with a flexible schedule to allow
for excursions. There are local gyms with hot tubs, sauna,
showers that some long-term helpers have chosen to join for
additional bathroom facilities. I am located next to a nicely
maintained City Park. There is public transportation nearby and
great places to hike. For more info, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – freshly renovated in downtown Hood
River, Oregon. Learn/serve in all aspects of business operations.
The Inn is situated for major growth… with a strong team! Hood
River is the epicenter of the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge
– highly livable community famous for world-class outdoor
recreation. Starting compensation commensurate with experience
(starting $30,000 - $42,000) and scheduled to increase upon
hitting revenue goals. If you help revenue grow, your
compensation will grow and soon! Salary increase scheduled at
three month intervals upon hitting revenue benchmarks to $59,000
within the first year. Must be a sharp hustler seeking a growth
organization! Coordinate guest services and
landscaping/housekeeping teams; willing to take-on any task when
needed; we value front of house skills and back of house
willingness! No breakfast duties. Well-supported position is year
round, includes housing and generous food stipend. 5½ days a
week plus one month paid vacation. Please send your resume to
caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Oregon Inn Position” in the
Subject Line for our forwarding purposes. Thanks.

PENNSYLVANIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in Swiftwater, PA. Looking for a new
start? We have an immediate opening for a live-in caretaker for a
local restaurant and development company in Swiftwater. Gentleman
preferred (as living quarters provided are with men), non-smoker,
no drugs, and a small pet is a possibility. Diverse duties
include overall general building maintenance, janitorial
services, keeping of the grounds, light carpentry, painting,
etc., although duties will increase as pending projects require.
Extra hours are available in the restaurant on an as needed
basis. Room and board provided, as well as hourly wage, which is
negotiable as per your level of experience. Checkable references
are required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

PORTUGAL 

HELP NEEDED on my permaculture, orchard and self-construction
work in Sao Jorge, an island in the central group of the Azores
archipelago. I have a small plot of 3,000 square meters, plus a
campsite by the sea with natural pools. We are two people in this
atypical place and work an organic vegetable garden and organic
orchard, (permaculture trend) and the self-construction of a
small studio in volcanic stones and local wood. The vegetable
garden feeds us about 80% in the summer, and there is always
maintenance and new seeds to plant, vegetable liquid manure for
the vegetable garden, weeding, picking, etc. A small greenhouse
is planned and a henhouse for a few hens for our needs in fresh
eggs. Help is needed in the vegetable garden, in the orchard, and
to take care of young fruit trees and a little on the wood
construction (according to experience), on the ground, to
strengthen the small stone walls ... and a lot of other little
things. Currently, we are looking for someone with experience in
organic gardening, around 40 - 60 years old, who is able to help
us or to work alone from time to time, with knowledge of plants
and organic vegetables. A good handyman with experience would
also be welcome. We are also responsible for a campsite 15 km
from our land, with a Snack Bar currently opening. The campsite
is open, the Snack Bar opens at the beginning of August, so there
is a possibility of reception in both places. It depends on the
competence of the person. A sleeping bag and rain gear are
required (and yes, it rains in the Azores too and it's good for
nature). Wi-Fi is available everywhere on the island. We live a
healthy lifestyle free from alcohol and drugs. Do not hesitate to
contact us to find out more, and introduce yourself a little, to
try to get to know each other better. Sincerity is essential. If
you are in Portugal, do not hesitate to contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on her Portuguese mobile number.

RHODE ISLAND 

DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED in Narragansett, RI. An elderly gentleman
is looking for an experienced couple to work year round and
manage his estate. The couple must be able to handle in-house and
outside ground maintenance. Daily housekeeping of the main
residence, laundry, ironing, organize closets, packing and
unpacking for travel, shopping, meal planning, family cooking for
principal and guests, both must drive, some landscaping, snow
removal, plant vegetable garden, oversee vendors. Living quarters
would be your own private cottage on the premises, salary is
$150,000 gross per year plus benefits. Please email a detailed
resume, with all reference names and contact information, any
letters of reference you may have and include a recent photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX My personal assistant will conduct selected
candidates for a telephone FaceTime or Skype interview before
being brought up for an interview. 

SOUTH CAROLINA

HISTORIC PLANTATION SEEKS HIGHLY SKILLED COUPLE to live on the
plantation in a spacious four bedroom, 2½ bath, two story house
with pool. Must be a high energy couple, each bringing an expert
skill set. Skill sets may vary, combination may vary. Skill sets
needed are 1) horticulture/gardening, 2) fine finish carpentry
skills, 3) fine house painting. Salary is $65,000, plus housing.
Please respond by telephone only to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SOUTH DAKOTA

FULL-TIME PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED at a Luxury Hunting Lodge near
Pierre, South Dakota. This is a “Jack of all trades”,
full-time position. Along with a strong farming background,
experience with maintenance, HVAC, mechanical, and a strong work
ethic are all essential. Good people skills as well as dog
handling experience are also required. We are seeking someone
looking for a long lasting career who is detail oriented and
takes pride in what they do. A newly remodeled three bedroom
house is included. There is a salary range of $40,000 based on
experience. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

RANCH SITTER/CARETAKER COUPLE with their own RV needed in
Cleburne, TX. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 350 acre Ranch that is a
gorgeous recreational campground that sells annual memberships
and has just recently opened to weekend campers from Wednesday
afternoon until Sunday afternoon but annual members can come as
often as they like. We need a couple who will be willing to
volunteer as ranch sitters/caretakers/camp hosts. This is a
unique position, unlike many other camp hosting positions. Your
hours will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday (you must be flexible
on hours), hours will vary depending on weekend bookings. You
will have four days off (Sunday - Wednesday). Members pretty much
know what they are supposed to do but you will need to be willing
to meet and greet them as they sign in. The property is gated
24/7/365, and members have a code to enter. We need honest,
flexible and reliable hosts! You must also be financially stable
because this job doesn't pay. There are also projects on the
ranch if you like to stay busy but not required. We are located
16 miles from Walmart, Kroger, and H.E.B. And about 20 - 25 miles
from Albertsons and many other stores and restaurants. The
property is directly on the Brazos River and there are 66
campsites. You do not have to clean sites unless you'd like to
help with weekly maintenance on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
(that will be your option). Campsites line the river for 1½
miles of water frontage. We have a herd of 70+ deer on the
property, 30+ Turkeys and no telling what you might see here. No
hunting! You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and we will get back to you as soon
as possible. We need a couple ASAP until mid-late September or
longer if possible! On your off days you can fish, kayak or enjoy
other parts of beautiful Texas.

CARETAKER OR CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (an
unincorporated community on the north bank of Caddo Lake), on the
border between Texas and Louisiana. This position is for a
retired but healthy couple who knows about plants, but there is
all the fishing you can do too! A single person is OK too. We
have a two bedroom/bath house, big porch and boat slip...next to
Caddo Lake (the most beautiful lake in Texas) that is smallish
but clean with central air-conditioning and modern conveniences.
You pay for your own power and cable/dish, I pay water. Rent is
free ($1,000/month value) and pay is an additional $1,000/month.
We live in Dallas and come down to Caddo Lake every two to three
weeks. You would be assisting the property manager. The job is
mowing our yard, edging, and keeping the chickens fed and clean.
If you have a medical condition that does not allow you to work
in the heat, please do not apply. You would work Monday through
Friday, and check chickens on the weekends. You must be able to
get along and get the work done no matter if we are going to be
down or not. If you love nature, you will love Caddo Lake. You
must know about sprinkler systems, and how to garden. It is a
plus if you have your own tools but not required. You must know
about plants in general, and keep everything watered, fed and
healthy from pests, Organic preferred. Winter is easier. You must
have dependable transportation. If you are afraid of critters, do
not apply. I will require a list of references and a background
check will be performed. The last caretaker lasted only two years
because his wife did not like the lake. I’m looking for another
long-term relationship. Questions are welcomed! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND NEEDED. Mature person needed to work without
supervision. Duties include the feeding and care for horses,
cattle and dogs. Operate O turn mower, tractor and bush hog.
Maintain fences, keep the barn clean, keep tools, tack and
equipment maintained and organized. Exercise horses and get them
ready for ropings. Maintain flower beds and protein deer feeders.
Salary will be $500, plus Room & Board. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WHAT’S YOUR PASSION? Unique opportunity available for a couple
or single person seeking a great place to live and work in the
Texas Hill Country on a destination property. Skilled
Carpenter/Cabinet maker? There's a complete woodworking shop full
of vintage/antique projects. Creative landscaping passions?
Property has nine acres that we are looking to add pathways,
fencing, fountains and another Gazebo sourced from Antique Corn
cribs. General maintenance or housekeeping skills? There’s 11
structures from a 1910 farm house to our newly restored (on site)
1952 Vintage Spartan RV. Ideally looking for full-time, but have
had amazing workcampers/live onsite couples working less days.
Furnished apartment for full timers and two RV sites - FHU/free
washer/dryers plus compensation depending on skills and work
schedule. Team members must be physically able and motivated to
perform tasks. Animal lovers a must. We are energetic and able to
work right there with you. We request references from you and can
provide references for you from our “like minded” returning
team members. These team members had great skill sets, attention
to detail, and took pride in their passions. Our business of 29
years is continuing to grow and we are excited to find the right
fit for all. What’s your passion?  Please share your resume and
how you feel we can meet each other's objectives. Please email
your resume to caretaker@caretaker.org and please include
“Texas Hill Country Position” in the Subject Line for
forwarding purposes.

UTAH

BOUTIQUE HOTEL GENERAL MANAGER needed for a beautiful property in
Moab with 85 rooms. Candidate must be familiar with Moab and
yearn to live in a small town with a huge summer season and
world-class national parks. We are shifting gears and looking for
an Innkeeper rather than an hotelier. Systems and numbers are
important but personalized guest service and guest focus are
paramount. Relocations candidates are expected. Requirements:
Day-to-day operations; 50-room or more experience, supervise
housekeeping, front office, and maintenance; handle scheduling,
vendor relationships, and hiring of new employees; grow RevPAR in
collaboration with the Front Office Manager; ensure positive Yelp
reviews; forecasting, budgeting, and adherence to policies; have
at least two years in a General Manager position; have a hands-on
leadership style and on-call when needed. Salary $50,000 to
$55,000; Healthcare package; Housing available; Performance-based
bonus. Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

LAND STEWARD NEEDED for an organic farm/homestead and retreat
center in Vermont. This is a year-round residential position
co-managing a stunning, secluded, 120 acre organic permaculture
farm/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, plus
skills in northeast organic gardening, homesteading, building and
equipment maintenance, forest management, animal care, wood
stoves, winter living. 2-month training/trial period followed by
2-year commitment. Includes a private winterized cabin, food,
utilities, internet, and $500/month after a trial period, plus
business profit sharing. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED COUPLE, one of whom is also an
experienced chef, (able to handle an upscale breakfast and dinner
in the hotel and other meals when needed when the Swinging Bridge
restaurant is closed) to manage The Lemon Hotel and Depot Lodge
in Paint Bank, Virginia (a remote county). Originally constructed
in the early 1900’s, the newly-renovated Lemon Hotel holds six
exquisitely furnished bedrooms, parlor, dining room, and a
meeting room. Pair this with other venues that offer
one-of-a-kind lodging experiences (i.e. glamps, caboose, and log
cabins). Seeking positive, energetic, and passionate people who
are dedicated to delivering a premium experience to every guest.
Duties will include but are not limited to: Check-ins, taking
reservations, marketing, managing housekeeping staff, handling
guest needs and complaints, meal preparation, record keeping and
reporting, and all other day-to-day operations necessary to
accommodate guests. Computer skills necessary to handle online
bookings through Resnexus and use Microsoft Office. Strong
communication and teamwork skills are a must. Housing and
competitive salaries offered. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Those interested should email a resume with
references and availability to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WALES

I’M A BUSY SINGLE MUM to an 8-year-old, looking for some help
around the house with heavy chores, basic DIY, and grocery
shopping. We live just meters from the seafront in Mumbles, close
to many local amenities including several grocery stores and
multiple pubs and restaurants. The Gower is an amazing place to
explore with many opportunities for outdoor and water sports.
Swansea City Centre is around 20 minutes by bus - the bus stop
being directly outside the house. You’ll have your own room,
with Wi-Fi available, meals included although you’re expected
to prepare food for yourself the majority of the time. You’ll
also have access to a bicycle and various musical instruments and
art supplies. I teach English as a second language and this
homestay would be ideal for anyone looking to improve their
English language skills. Terms are flexible. Stays of two to six
weeks considered. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

LODGING GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED for a unique lodging property in
Glenwood, WA. This is for a location in an outdoorsy setting
within two hours of Portland. It’s a country casual
environment. Candidate must be willing to relocate to a beautiful
rural setting and have experience living in such a setting.
Requirements: at least four years’ experience as General
Manager responsible for at least 30 units. The ideal background
is a vacation rental General Manager. Other backgrounds that will
be considered include lodge manager, Innkeeper, hotel general
manager, and residential property manager with direct customer
service experience. Benefits: Salary of $50,000, depending on
experience, bonus that starts at 15% and grows to 50% over
4-years, potential stock equity, health, dental, and vacation.
Relocation candidates should be from the West and relocation
assistance is negotiable, depending on the candidate, on-site
housing can be included. To apply, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TRADE YOUR PROPERTY CARETAKER SKILLS for a place to live or work
in Arlington, WA. Are you in transition or want to pocket your
rent money? Are you looking for a place to park a mini home or
RV? Or do you need a place to move into for a time? We have space
to park and also a live-able basement apartment with a private
entrance that needs a bit of sprucing up and some bathroom
repair. There is no laundry there, but you could jerry-rig a
washer/dryer maybe if you are handy. It is not too pretty at the
moment but has some nice woodwork, a woodstove and one entry room
that is really bright for an office during the day or ??? It also
has a storage room with shelves that is accessible by a driveway.
We are trying to update the whole house before we move in. There
is a barn that could be turned into an apartment as well, once
our home is fixed up, if you are really ambitious, but we would
need to get some more cash for that. We just have a limited
budget currently but have access to materials and rental spaces.
We’re trying to see if anyone wants to trade some hours -
either bank some hours and not pay rent for a while or work a bit
each week. It would not be best long-term to have someone in the
basement for everyone's privacy but there is the barn and RV park
area as other options for longer term. We have livestock and
fencing, feeding, etc., so working for rent and some paid work at
times is available for the near future. If you have a spouse who
can do some senior care (cooking, yard work) or an interest in
Back to Eden style organic gardening which could produce some
food, that could be an option too. If you have a business that is
not too messy we have spaces you could rent/trade/live, etc.
Please email (especially non-smoking, health nut, hunters, etc.)
what you are looking for and some info about yourself. Short or
long-term is both a possibility. It could work with kids, but
there is not a lot of room for a big crowd or wild teens. We’re
trying to keep a clean cut atmosphere here and keep Grandma
comfortable. Please email caretakergazette@gmail.com and include
“Arlington, WA” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.
Thanks.

SEEKING A SINGLE CARETAKER OR COUPLE for a 100-acre property in
Washington State. We are located in a rural setting in the
foothills of the North Cascade Mountains in Whatcom County, 26
miles from Bellingham. We provide an attractive well-maintained
one-bedroom and loft house and all utilities in a beautiful
setting in exchange for the caretaker(s) looking after the place
when we are away and performing some basic maintenance jobs.
Other work on the property as needed is paid at an hourly rate.
The position allows the caretaker(s) plenty of free time. Work
includes caring for three friendly goats and two cats during
owner absences about one week each month; seasonal grass
trimming, operation of tractor for winter plowing, maintenance of
equipment involving small motors, and fence and building repairs
as needed. Useful skills include basic property maintenance, use
of power equipment such as trimmers and chainsaws, and basic
small motor maintenance. Spring and summer are busier times but
still allow plenty of caretaker free time. Goat care one week
each month involves feeding, putting goats out to pasture in the
morning and back in the barn at night. Note that the main
compensation to caretaker(s) is the house and utilities.
Non-basic jobs are paid by the hour, but because of the small
number of work hours required total cash compensation is small
and the caretaker(s) will probably need some supplemental income.
Caretaker(s) must be nonsmoker, physically fit, and animal
lovers. The ideal candidate(s) will be seeking a long-term
commitment. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to
live inexpensively in a beautiful rural setting and enjoys
outdoor work. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ESTATE MANAGEMENT POSITION AVAILABLE on Orcas Island, Washington.
We have sixty acres of paradise on the water with forestry and
permaculture projects in place. We are seeking a mature person(s)
to trade a separate and private two bedroom, 1½ bathroom home
for property management. Looking for conscientious, fit, and
experienced person(s) who are capable of running a chain saw, log
splitter, and Bobcat tractor. Need someone who is mature,
knowledgeable and resourceful. Gardeners and artists welcomed.
May involve housekeeping and caretaking. Looking for someone to
step up as needed, to have fun while accomplishing a lot toward
creating a sustainable lifestyle to share. We are situated near a
beautiful state park with fresh water lakes and fishing, and
close to the charming village of Eastsound. This position to be
filled ASAP. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ESTATE PROPERTY CARETAKER needed. Full-time estate caretaker
position available on Bainbridge Island, WA beginning in
August/September 2020. This live on-site (separate cottage)
position requires a person/couple with the ability to work
independently, identify problems and find solutions. Working with
equipment to maintain landscaping and the estate home will be
your primary responsibility. Desirable skills and prior
experience include: repair and maintenance of equipment from
mower, blower, trimmer, chainsaw to irrigation systems;
carpentry; ability to lift 50 lbs.; plumbing and a positive
customer service attitude. Vehicle for work provided.
Compensation will be salary and the on-site cottage. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

A HIGH MOUNTAIN NORTHWESTERN WYOMING RANCH seeks a year-round
caretaking team. The ranch contains 4,000 acres consisting of
river-bottom meadows and upland range which supports a summer
grazing operation. The successful candidate must have
demonstrable experience in guest services, improvement
maintenance, horsemanship skills and care, land stewardship and
ecology, and effective communication skills. This position offers
a competitive salary, health insurance, 401(k), house and
utilities. Please submit resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED in Pinedale, WY. We’re looking
for a full-time, live-in, ranch caretaker couple who will be
responsible for caretaking, including housekeeping,
cooking/preparing meals, serving, laundry, grounds keeping and
general maintenance of multiple buildings (including snow
blowing, snow plowing, lawn care, general landscaping, spring and
fall clean-up, sprinkler care, small repairs and carpentry). You
will also be responsible for the care of ranch horses (feeding,
shoeing, vaccination schedule, riding, keeping the barn neat),
maintenance, servicing and repairs of all ranch vehicles and
machinery (including cars/trucks, lawnmowers, landscaping
equipment, boats, ATVs), management of and liaison with service
providers as necessary, report directly to the ranch management,
and required to assist ranch operations when needed. The
caretakers need to help each other when needed in each other’s
fields of responsibility. Must possess a high sense of personal
and professional integrity. Flexibility is of utmost importance.
Willing to maintain a high level of detailed professional care
and exhibit a good and positive attitude and good working spirit.
Non-smoking, drug-free (background check, drug test may be
required). Caretakers rent caretakers’ house. Must keep
surrounding of house pristine – good care inside and outside.
Two weeks’ vacation during off season. Salary: $35,000 -
$45,000 per caretaker. Please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Professional and experienced caretaker available for hire short
or long-term. Property management, bed & breakfast innkeeping,
and hotel management experience, including some maintenance,
gardening and vineyards, landscaping, fence building, and animal
services. Available for large households, properties, farms, inn,
or hotel. Western states only please. Available now. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to schedule a meeting.

Energetic Horsewoman/Gardener with a law enforcement/ranch
background seeks a long term housesitting/care taking position.
Need Wi-Fi and will bring my cat. Great references. Nonsmoker/no
drugs. Resume on request. Prefer Alaska or Mountain states
location. Have income, desire clean/private living arrangement.
Remote is OK. Available as soon as needed. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  

Clean, quiet mature female, self-employed, non-smoker, seeking a
win-win housesitting position within the US or abroad. Duration
availably: minimum three months. Will care for your home, plants,
oversee your property and bring in the mail. No pet sitting.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please visit my website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Harry Thompson is a jack of many trades including security and
general maintenance. Harry is a gentleman and caretaker. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

U.K. & Europe
I am 59, an Irish artist, seeking my next adventure! I have an
honors degree in Fine Art. I took a year out to travel last
August but this was cut short due to Covid. I am seeking a
full-time paid position using my skills, potentially
caretaking-property/home management but am open to new
opportunities. I love the outdoors, gardening, cooking, painting
… anything creative. Also travelling. I love animals and can
walk dogs. I have a clean driver’s license and am a non-smoker.
If you have a suitable position please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Is there a place we can help? Family selling out of our electric
and home repair business. We are looking for a position where I,
the father do all/any of the work with possibility of children
helping and occasionally my wife. Housing is our RV. I am a
licensed electrician, contractor and can do most all home repair
and remodeling work. Have worked at a retreat center which
provided housing and adventure outings: led horse packing,
backpacking and canoe trips. Worked four years on a dairy farm.
Taught fourth grade for eight years and have two masters degrees
(all to say that I have a love of learning and am teachable).
Open to many possibilities. We could remodel, caretake your
estate, and/or simply be a presence while you are away and could
leave when you are there, the possibilities are endless. Excited
to see how we could help you. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Trustworthy Property Caretaker in Williston, North Dakota. Hello!
My name is Peter. I’m 44-years-old, clean, respectful, mature
down to earth Christian, with 20+ years’ experience in security
and property management. Excellent references! I come with plenty
of tools. Currently employed full-time as a Security Guard in
Williston...I am offering to provide property care/security in
exchange for housing. Preferably for an absentee home owner or
business in exchange for housing or RV hookups. All situations
considered. Please visit my website for more information at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you!

Available now for a long-term off-grid/ready mountain home
caretaking or house-sitting trade on acreage in a rural mountains
forest and/or lake area of Idaho or Northwestern Montana to
provide comprehensive, optimally care-free absentee owners'
modern mountain off-grid/ready home and property maintenance
after selling mine. Am offering decades of high quality, mature,
self-directed, respectful and responsible completion or
coordination of client-requested additional services to achieve
all aspects of quality home and property care for a typically
higher-maintenance mountain home. Am not requesting remuneration
via monetary exchange, and instead am only requesting
remuneration in trade of foregoing quality services for adequate
furnished separate independent dwelling amenities with wood cook
stove (if dwelling in primary home is not an option), zero
utility bills, and the ability to maintain a garden and keep a
few responsibly kept hens. Am minimalistic, and self-disciplined
over decades to successfully and joyfully live in isolation and
solitude. Enjoy nature and have zero requirement for TV,
electronics, or any internet service, am highly self-motivated,
cheerful, non-smoking, drug-free, and require minimal oversight
after client's orientation. Please email
caretakergazette@gmail.com with “Your situations-wanted ad”
in the Subject Line to respond. Thank you.

Physically fit, very active, financially sound hermit woman seeks
a house/grounds/animal(s) - caretaking/security position; short,
long term, or seasonal. Ultra- reliable, very-motivated, former
military with security clearances, BSBA, MS, Machine Tool and
Horticulture degrees, experienced in wilderness, rural, towns.
Objective: to serve household/land/animal care needs with highest
standards leading to repeat or permanent, full/part-time
position(s) while home-based in SW Wisconsin. Comes with small
well-trained dog, a small truck and enormous energy; excellent
background check, no drinking, drugs, smoking, baggage or drama.
Prefers solitude in nature. Geographically flexible. Please
direct any/all questions to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for total
honesty and excellent references.

Dynamic power couple seeking an estate caretaking position. Best
friends and coworkers of 30 years, we possess unique life
experience in many areas: household management, handyman,
gardening and groundskeeping, landscaping, maintenance of
equipment and tools, animal care, fence building, sanding,
painting, irrigation, handling guest relations, catering, all
aspects of the hospitality industry including menu planning and
execution. We are a versatile flexible couple who love nature and
the outdoors, and are eager to relocate for the right
opportunity. Our positive energy is infectious. Passport ready,
please contact us for resumes and outstanding character
references. Please call, text or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thanks!

Experienced Washington State couple seeking a caretaking live-in
situation in Whatcom, Skagit or Snohomish County. "He" is a
retired road foreman and heavy equipment operator, with 20
years’ experience as a site manager of road/building
construction. Experience in culverts, water management and grant
writing. "She" is a retired wine/chef, Real Estate Broker and
Reiki Master, including 25 years in the medical field. Wanted:
home/petsitting, light caretaking of interior/exterior property,
will cook three nights a week for hosts in trade. We are health
minded, sustainable living supporters, no-smoke/drugs. You can
request resumes at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional with extensive experience available. Let me help you
stay organized, manage your property, captain your vessel(s),
family trips, travel coordination, activities, maintenance and
all aspects of your property, family activities and even events.
I have my 100 ton Captain’s License. Pretty good fisherman,
love the region and know the Salish Sea. Safe boater. I live on
San Juan Island and do not need accommodations. Can travel as
needed. Global Entry Card Holder. I’ve produced major events
for non-profits, worked directly with Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and
Paul Allen for large events, worked with Oscars winners and
losers. Grammy Award Shows. Produced several thousand major
concerts, regionally and globally. Worked directly with
celebrities and their staff. Including the Secret Service and
Whitehouse for events attended by a President and VP. I
understand security and discretion. Organized tours of several
hundred performers and technicians, domestically and globally.
This included all contracting, tour management, budgeting and
tour finances. I’ve traveled internationally extensively.
Managed a $30 million annual budget as Director of Marketing at a
large tribal casino. Am a non-smoker, and do not use drugs.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Caretaker Opportunity Wanted in the USA! Have twenty years of
experience in Aspen and Nashville. Utility player, resourceful,
mature, conscientious, enthusiastic, diverse skill sets;
equestrian and barn manager, lawn care, irrigation, spa service,
housekeeping, PA, Mac, PC, and Excel. Have a BS in Agriculture.
Resume and references available. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a live-in caretaker position. I’m a healthy living
(non-smoker, no drugs at all), conscientious and responsible
single male. I have a BA from UCSC and I’m a Marine Corps
Veteran with an Honorable Discharge. I’m seeking a beautiful
property to care for and watch over. I’m strong, fit and hard
working. Great with Pets! I’m open to a peaceful home close to
nature. Able and willing to relocate. I currently reside in CA.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature woman, with elder care experience seeking a fulltime
elderly/house/petsitting position. I am honest and reliable. No
smoking, drinking, or drugs. Excellent references available. I
have a home renovation background. Geographically flexible.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced caretaker/house and petsitter available in Northwest
Washington State. Strong, single mature woman, no kids, pets,
smoking, drinking, or drugs. Excellent references can be
provided. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Life Coach for the Elites: French single lady, licensed massage
therapist, Healing Arts Tao Tantra Practitioner Healer on the
Path, personal assistant chef, property/Inn/Airbnb/Resort Spa
Manager. Detox Quit Coach Retreats. At your service! Will
travel/relocate. Excellent references available. Please contact
Luce Quatromme in Palm Springs, California at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (WhatsApp/Skype)

My name is Paul; I am seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver
position in California only. Age 73. I’m looking for a
permanent or long-term job position or work exchange. Excellent
references, and resume available. 30 years’ experience.
Housesitting, security guard, handyman, pet-sitting/care, house
cleaning, house carpentry/maintenance, wall painting, gardening,
grounds care, light food prep and cooking. Can run errands in
town and country with my van.  I have current driver’s license
and car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug free. "The
caretaker/caregiver with the caring touch". Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello, I am a 59-year-old single woman and very capable of doing
most work on a ranch. Very willing to work late and long days. I
can work cattle and also work with people. I have basic machine
skills, and can also operate tractors and construction equipment.
I have a construction background. I have a recent resume and you
can do a background check on me. I also am not a druggy, and
drink very little. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.  
 
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Vegan Chef looking for a live-work exchange. Partly to work as a
Resident Chef, and partly to work in exchange tending to gardens,
small farm, animals, etc. I seek an intentional community, a
farm, a ranch, a retreat center, an artist residency, or a
combination organization which has a strong public component and
is well organized. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, healthy, intelligent, hardworking caregiver/private
chef/artist (F) seeks a live-in position for the Fall of 2020
forward. Short or long-term positions considered. Over 20 years
of caregiving and hospitality experience. Seven years of live-in
experience with pet/farm care and grounds/estate management.
Skills in gardening and construction. Resides in Western NC, and
open to relocation. Excellent references, resume available.
Salary requested. Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you for your
consideration!

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