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THIS IS OUR 233rd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983        Volume 39, Number 5 

September/October 2021        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS                    
   
Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 31 states
and 8 countries
Caretaker Profile
Island Caretakers: Welcome To The Jungle!
Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

CARETAKER/AIRBNB COHOSTS and volunteers needed for a unique
Christian retreat/nomadic campground/hostel serving travelers in
northern Alabama. We rent out a treehouse, caboose, hobbit house
and many converted school buses! Lots of fun, close to outdoorsy
activities. We have full-time or seasonal positions available.
Jobs may include cleaning, management, maintenance, hospitality,
basic gardening and chicken care. Cooking is a bonus! Rent plus
utilities included while living in the house, or converted bus.
Your own RV is optional. A small stipend is available. Your own
transportation is necessary. This is a rural area, 15 minutes
from Gadsden, and one hour from Birmingham. References required.
Like-minded folks welcome to apply! No addictions. For more
information, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, with a follow up phone call.

HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Helena, a suburb of Birmingham,
from September 1 to December 31, 2021. 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

A PAIR OF ENERGETIC SENIORS is looking for volunteers to help on
our homestead. Room for a couple, or two singles. No pets,
smokers, drinkers. We have a lot of projects and enjoy keeping
busy and gettin’ er done! Volunteers needed now through
September. You could even stay through the winter! Shared
sleeping room, bathroom and kitchen in downstairs area. Wi-Fi.
Possible use of a vehicle, or bring your own. We share dry food
staples and freezer food. Garden space available. We also harvest
wild veggies in the spring, catch salmon in August, pick berries
and mushrooms in the fall, harvest an apple orchard in September
- October. If you want to see the real Alaska and live the
homestead lifestyle, have good energy, are willing to learn new
things, enjoy work, you will be a good fit! Experience with
chainsaw, yard mowers, and shop tools are helpful. Skills such as
rock masonry, carpentry, orchard pruning a plus! Please contact
us for details by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

ARIZONA

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED in Kingman, Arizona. Responsibilities will
include feeding and caring for dogs, cats, goats, chickens, mule
and a miniature donkey. Cleaning pens, watering, etc. Must love
animals. Housing provided for feeding. Compensation for other
jobs. A single person or couple is OK. Must be physically capable
to do the job. No drugs. No alcohol problems. Prefer a
non-smoker. References needed and will do a background check.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a family owned horse boarding facility in
Flagstaff, Arizona. We need a married working couple (preferably
non-smoking) for a full-time on-site manager position. The stable
experiences all four seasons at 7,300' elevation, averages 30
horses year-round, up to 75 during the summer months and space
for 40 overnight equine motel guests. Manager responsibilities:
all aspects of daily operations, caring for and handling horses
(experience required), general mechanical maintenance skills,
quality handyman (minor carpentry, plumbing, welding,
electrical), excellent customer service skills, service-minded
(positive attitude/no drama), and office skills (basic
bookkeeping, employee supervision capabilities). On-site one
bedroom apartment provided with fully paid utilities in addition
to negotiated pay. Our existing managers are retiring after
training new managers in order to facilitate a seamless
transition. Looking to fill this position immediately! To learn
more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then
send your resume/credentials to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART-TIME CARETAKER/HANDY person needed to help on a small flower
farm in Rimrock, AZ in exchange for an RV spot. Amenities
include: Wi-Fi, laundry, electricity, garbage, septic and water,
composting toilet and outdoor shower. Must have your own
RV/trailer (less than 24 feet). Looking for a quiet,
self-motivated person who wants to contribute to our vision of
beauty, resilience and vitality and enjoy this desert oasis.
Clean, healthy living preferred. Skills needed:
plumbing/irrigation, building, carpentry and occasional grounds
and farm work. Three month minimum commitment. We only have
parking for one vehicle. Your dog will be considered. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at a small off-grid ranch near Prescott,
Arizona. Responsibilities will include feeding and cleaning
numerous mules and a few horses, chickens and goats and dogs.
Duties should take three to four hours/day. We are located nine
miles outside of Prescott and two miles from the nearest
neighbor. Some solar experience would be helpful. A large fifth
wheel with deck supplied, along with a salary of $2,000/month. To
apply, please forward your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RV families, retired teachers, ranchers or laborers
needed - give back to youth/families through Covid-19 safe
residential camping programs; sustainable agriculture, science,
nature and outdoor education, horsemanship, horticultural, animal
assisted therapies. Chauncey Ranch – a 5,000 acre ranch turned
camp, located in the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains, an hour
north of Phoenix - serves schools and opportunity youth.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, nestled in Tonto National Forest near
Payson, hiking trails, athletic fields - serves ASU athletes,
student groups, clubs, various ASU colleges and departments. We
provide an RV site, full hook-ups, for 40 hours per week, per
couple. A wide variety of tasks requiring a wide variety of
skills including construction, cleaning, maintenance, plumbing,
well pumps, agriculture, customer service, and teaching.
Background checks required. One to three month commitment please,
longer if it works for everyone. Please send resumes, and your
cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
Thank You! My name is Edwin Santiago and a friend gave me a
subscription to your newsletter around 14 years ago. I sold my
house and everything I had owned except my car and have been
taking care of homes ever since. I started out with you all and
then word of mouth from one home owner to the next. I started out
in Puerto Rico for a two week gig that turned into a month. I
have taken care of many homes and animals in many states and now
mostly in Texas. Even with Covid going on, I have had just as
many bookings. Clients have been visiting family instead of
traveling abroad. 2022 is already half full of bookings. So that
is my story and I am so blessed to be booked and enjoy what I do.
It started with you all and I thank the person who gave me the
subscription to The Caretaker Gazette. God Bless and have a great
day. Edwin S., Clarksville, TN

Hi Edwin, thanks for writing. Great to hear that you have made
a career out of property caretaking. Please spread the good word
about the Gazette.

Hey Gary and team, just a quick note and change of address for
you. I’m off on another caretaking gig thanks to your great
publication. April M., Sacramento, CA

Thanks for the update, April. You are able to change your
mailing and/or email address yourself anytime you log into your
account. Just click on CHANGE ADDRESS at the top of the screen
after you log in. Please let us know if you need any help in
logging in and best of luck on your new assignment.

Hi Gary, we found our last caretakers as the result of an ad we
placed on your website six years ago. I hope our new help wanted
ad in the Gazette is as successful this time and that the
respondents are as qualified. Appreciatively, Mike M., Redding,
CA

Hi Mike, thanks for your kind words and for, once again,
submitting your help wanted ad for caretakers with us. We’ve
grown tremendously in the past six years, with many new
well-qualified subscribers. I’m sure your new ad will be as
successful as the last and you’ll find great caretakers for
your property.

Hi Gary, my husband and I are slowly traveling our way across the
U.S. thanks to some positions we’ve found in your Gazette.
We’re getting ready to take a great leap and find a position
outside the U.S. We’d love to have our profile in the Gazette
as a means to showcase our experiences to property owners.
What’s the best way to do this? Thank you to you and your staff
for all you do. Laura and Jim W. Des Moines, IA

Hi Laura and Jim, I appreciate your message. We always enjoy
hearing from our subscribers. It’s great that you and your
husband have been able to use the Gazette to travel throughout
the U.S. Being profiled in the Gazette is a great way to
highlight your experiences to prospective employers and to help
other subscribers who are contemplating a caretaker lifestyle.
Please read Pages 8 and 9 of each issue for our profiles. For
your profile, please email us this info to be featured in a
future issue of the Gazette:

Caretaker Profile:

Profile Title
Email Address
Interests
Favorite Quote
Approximately 1,800 word Profile
Four photos: a close-up photo of you and then a photo of you on
the property you are caretaking

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or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
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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

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX situated in the Riverland of South Australia
is seeking a person or couple to take on light duties at the club
in return for a free caravan site for the duration of the
appointment. Duties would include, but not limited to; mowing,
weeding, watering, security and other minor tasks as necessary.
In return a caravan site would be made available along with
access to showers, toilet, and kitchen and clubhouse facilities.
This would be ideal for a retired or semi-retired person or
couple. To apply, please write to the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING A COUPLE with an interest in a regular six to nine month
(negotiable) paid caretaking position in a modern tourist motel
on acreage in beautiful North East Victoria. The position
includes onsite accommodation in a modern brick three bedroom
home, all utilities paid and a weekly wage. We are also offering
the contract for cleaning the motel, and payment is per room. ABN
is required. Easy domestic cleaning, bed lifters in place,
clientele tend to be older responsible couples…cleaning isn’t
a chore! No office duties required, all reservations and payments
etc. attended to off-site. All guest self-check ins and outs, no
servicing. We foresee this as an ongoing arrangement for numerous
years. We are offering generous remuneration, in return we seek a
reliable, well presented couple, who’ll commit to ensuring our
motel continues to present as a quality property. No experience
necessary, only common sense and domestic practical skills.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ASSISTANT CARETAKER COUPLE needed at a camping and caravan park
in Queensland. We are situated in the beautiful Scenic Rim area
with many national parks at our doorstep and a river and creek
running through our property. We are a camping ground with
caravan sites and are busiest on weekends being only two hours
from Brisbane. We are looking for a retired or semi-retired
couple to come and park their motor home or caravan and work with
us. Some of the duties include, but are not limited to:
office/reception work, general cleaning, amenities cleaning, yard
and general maintenance. Must be fit and non-smoking. Previous
experience is not essential. Immediate start. To enquire or apply
please contact us on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HOUSESITTERS NEEDED, with some part-time work available, in the
North Gabbin area, via Koorda during the harvest period. It would
be suitable for people to stay longer, if they wish. Need someone
to check the dogs, sheep, livestock waters, and assist in moving
workers between machines during harvest. Also need a cook for
four to five people including themselves and partner. The region
has many attractions including Mollerin Rock, Datjoin Rock,
Billiburning Rock Reserve, Tampu and Datjpoin wells, and is
within driving distance to the town of Merredin, the former gold
rush town of Paynes Find and other attractions. The commencing
date is flexible from mid-August until the completion of the
harvest with the opportunity to stay on post-harvest. For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HELLO TRAVELERS, are you looking for a quiet place to pull up out
of the caravan park? We are looking for a couple in their own RV
to come lend a hand in the garden and around the home. You will
have access to homegrown veggies, rain water, ample space to park
and unwind, power, and outside loo. We are on six acres on the
south side of Geraldton, a coastal city in the mid-west region of
Western Australia. We are 15 minutes to the center of town.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look forward to your call.

WE ARE A TROPICAL FRUIT FARM located between Townsville and Ayr
in North Queensland. We are in an excellent location. We are
totally chemical free and we would love some extra help with
daily chores and other things here. We are looking for an active
couple to assist with farm duties here. The work would be five
hours daily, with a generous allowance. For more information,
please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED ASAP at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in
Weipa, in Far North Queensland. Duties include: cleaning of rooms
and amenities; washing and folding of linens; using cleaning
equipment; disposing of waste; reporting any necessary repairs or
replace broken items; communicating with reception and
management; and  any other duties associated with the role.
Accommodation available and pay of 26.49/hour. If you are able to
start ASAP, please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE

WANTED – two persons or a couple to experience Covid Free
tropical living in southern Belize by caretaking
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Request a three to four week commitment any
time from March to November. If you have Peace Corp experience or
served in the military it would definitely be a plus. Even though
we have the place for sale, it does not preclude us from visiting
friends and family in Hawaii and California. If you are wondering
why we are selling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, you can Google
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further
details.

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE for a property in the foothills
above Redding. This position includes a one bedroom/one bathroom
arrangement with kitchenette and patio. This position is
available for someone who likes to keep things organized, has
integrity, attention to detail, is a self-starter, and follows
through on projects. This person is capable in the areas of
carpentry, limbing and cutting down trees, operating a tractor,
fuel reduction, and grounds keeping. There are renovation,
maintenance, repair, and improvement projects. Should be capable
of plumbing, electrical, and an awareness of the building permit
department a plus but not necessary. Must have references and
transportation. No smokers, drinkers, or pets. Please respond
with a description of your current and recent employment,
educational background, reference letters, relevant experience,
your current family status, special interests, etc., and email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I NEED SOME ASSISTANCE CARETAKING MY LAND. I have four beautiful
acres, located in North San Juan, CA, just outside the Grass
Valley/Nevada City area, very close to the clear water and sandy
beaches of the Yuba River. I am interested in having a person or
couple, who are honest and clean, with good communication skills,
along with gardening and building skills to assist me. You can
live on the land rent free, in exchange for some work and
assistance. However, you must have a self-contained RV, as I
cannot provide electric or septic. No kids or pets preferred.
Please contact me if you are interested by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at our 14 acre property (with three
horses) in Georgetown, CA. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a full-time,
year-round family-run organization whose mission is to provide an
animal and nature sanctuary for special events for foster
children and families and public farm days. If you are a
self-motivated employee who is looking to caretake a property,
three horses, dogs and a few cats as your own, this is a job for
you! Responsibilities (included but not limited to): caring for
animals, horse riding and/basic training/exercising on a regular
basis; administering medications to animals, cleaning pens,
corrals and living areas; groundskeeping, landscaping, pruning,
and gardening; property maintenance – physical and mechanical;
fencing installation and upkeep; troubleshooting mechanical
issues; knowledge and experience operating tractors; maintaining
a clean work and property environment; small engine repairs; use
of chainsaw and other power tools; fleet maintenance; runs
errands as needed, and assisting in projects and events.
Qualifications/Requirements include: 2+ years at a ranch or
similar maintenance position; 2+ years working with equines;
valid CA driver’s license; must be 18 years or older,
non‐smoker and drug-free; ability to clear a background check
and pass drug screening; ability to communicate effectively in
English (basic level) - orally and in writing; landscaping and
knowledge of plant care – irrigation knowledge; excellent
mechanical skills; experience mixing and pouring concrete; hands
on electrical experience; carpentry knowledge and skills;
resourceful and flexible with changes and tasks; able to
troubleshoot and resolve problems; ensures safety and creates a
cleanly appearance of person and space; must love animals!; have
a positive attitude and sense of humor; must be able to work
outside in all weather conditions; enjoys working with children;
ability to work long hours if needed; self-motivated, easy
learner, able to be own boss; organization with duties and have
strong time management skills; dependable, hardworking, and
honest; willingness to do whatever is needed to be done at the
ranch; ability to navigate a computer; and have proficiency in
Microsoft Office. Housing offered, along with $15-$20 per hour.
To apply, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MULTI PURPOSE OFF-THE-GRID RANCH in Mendocino County is looking
for an experienced maintenance person. Retired are OK. Skills
required are carpentry, some plumbing, irrigation and general
repairs. The ability to operate heavy equipment is a plus. A
four-wheel vehicle is an asset. Housing is available for a single
person. If you prefer, hookups are available. This is a full-time
position. Compensation depends on experience. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Please put CARPENTER in the subject line.)

ON-SITE RESORT/RANCH MANAGER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Northern California starting in the fall 2021. The property
encompasses 3,800 acres of forest with significant stands of old
growth redwoods, rolling grasslands, and extensive hiking trails.
Leonard Lake has a well-established conservation easement, and is
the largest natural lake in Mendocino County. The family owners
rent out the six houses on the lake for weddings and vacation
guests most of the year with a commitment to sustaining the
pristine nature of the property and meeting the requirements of
the conservation easement. We are looking for a couple or single
individual to maintain this unique and ecologically sensitive
property by facilitating meaningful environmental experiences for
our nature-loving guests, managing reservations, overseeing
maintenance of buildings and vehicles, supervising cleaning staff
and a few other employees and independent contractors, managing
supplies and establishing budgets in collaboration with family
member-managers. Property maintenance includes road clearance,
addressing safety and security concerns and general oversight of
the whole acreage. Stewardship duties will include applying for
and administering grants and implementing fire risk reduction
strategies. We are seeking someone with experience with solar
panels, independent water supply and waste management systems.
Year-round onsite lodging in a one-bedroom apartment with Wi-Fi
is provided, as well as health insurance. Salary dependent on
experience. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN ASSISTANT INNKEEPER to start soon in Point Reyes,
California – lots of cleaning! Seeking one person to live in
beautiful West Marin (on one acre) and clean vacation rental
cottages when guests leave. Five-day week is 25 – 35 hours
($300 - $450/week depending on the week). Your home is a 28 ft.
well maintained fully equipped trailer with deck (one bedroom,
full kitchen, bath with shower and small tub), large fenced
private yard, and gardening space. All utilities, laundry,
parking, fast Wi-Fi included. Please be someone who actually
enjoys detailed cleaning and feels satisfied doing it. Other
things to do are light gardening, morning/evening chores (feeding
cats, closing the gate) and dog sitting as needed. Questions are
welcome. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE to caretake a 400-acre forest
preserve and sustainable living homestead in northern California.
Travel trailer provided for housing. Negotiable contract rate
$2,500 monthly. Responsible for welcoming visitors,
groundskeeping, maintaining structures, equipment, vehicles, and
water systems. This is a remote wilderness location, off-grid and
nearly an hour of rugged driving from town. Must live on-site and
have your own transportation (recommend all-wheel-drive). This is
a perfect opportunity for those who love redwoods, rivers and
living off the land in milder climates. This is intended as a
long-term role. Contract required. Email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HANDYMAN AND CARETAKER NEEDED in Escondido. A mobile home park
needs a full-time caretaker. The right person will get a
motorhome and a lot space free of rent to live in, plus a salary.
Must be able to do physical work. Digging, weed whacking, trim
trees with a pole, sweep, use a blower, and assist the
maintenance manager with repairs in plumbing and electric. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED for a property in Scotts Valley that has
breathtaking views! RV space is available for a non-smoking
caretaker couple with their own RV. This is a live/work exchange.
There is a flexible schedule for housecleaning and gardener work
of seven hours each week, and handyman work of seven hours each
week. You must know plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting,
masonry and computers, and must know how to use and maintain
power tools. Laundry, garbage and recycling included. Pets are
OK. To apply, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Prefer a caretaker couple with local
references.

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER from September - November (with the
possibility of extending) for our spiritual retreat center in Mt
Shasta, CA. Duties include gardening, house maintenance, guest
management, etc. Lodging and living stipend provided. Must be
detail-oriented and spiritually grounded. For more information,
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RVing CARETAKER WANTED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located
approximately five miles south of Red Bluff on Highway 99E.
Looking for an independent contractor to perform on-site
caretaker services in exchange for permission to place and occupy
a self-contained recreational vehicle/trailer owned by the
contractor in the park. This is an unpaid position, contingent
upon passing a fingerprint background check, and requires the
contractor to pay for their own utilities. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an application and/or information about
specific duties and responsibilities required.

CANADA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking an experienced Building
Caretaker to aid in the maintenance and upkeep of a 44-residence,
55+ building located in the beautiful South Oak Bay, British
Columbia. Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not
limited to:
- Maintain order and appearance of the common areas.
- Daily security checks and walkthrough of the building.
- Perform prompt minor repairs and preventative maintenance
included, but not limited to, changing lightbulbs, door repairs,
re-fastening walkway rails, etc.
- Perform outside landscaping including, but not limited to;
sweeping and blowing leaves from sidewalks and interior walkways,
removal of any garbage throughout property, salt and shovel
sidewalks and interior walkways.
- Maintain on-site office area, ensuring daily supplies are
stocked.
- Perform and record monthly testing and inspections as
directed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Core competencies include effective communication, commitment to
excellence, attention to detail, reliability, and the ability to
build rapport with residents essential. Knowledge of electrical,
elevator, boiler, fire panel, mechanical systems, irrigation
sprinkler and timer systems an asset along with basic
construction and maintenance knowledge. To apply, Canadian
applicants should forward their resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN ESTATE FARM is looking for a full-time caretaking couple. We
have a 17 acre estate farm which grows blackberries, kiwis,
various nut trees and fruit trees located on the Saanich
Peninsula, British Columbia. We are looking for a couple to live
on site to help with the maintenance of the buildings, caring of
the crops and livestock, and maintenance of five acres of lawns
and gardens. The ideal candidates would be team players with
backgrounds in building, farming, carpentry, gardening and
business. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER COUPLE, OR AN INDIVIDUAL, to be our
Resident Caretaker. The position is for part-time duties at a
small beachfront Caribbean Inn on the island of Culebra. Work
would include checking in guests and light duty jobs. Free
housing and use of laundry facilities is provided plus payments
for services rendered. The applicant should be in good health,
resourceful, trustworthy, financially secure, and addiction and
drug-free. For USA citizens, a passport is not needed to fly from
the States, as Culebra, Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA.
For more information, please visit our web page at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

HELP NEEDED in Colorado Springs. Looking for a couple to care for
our 40 acres farm and five horses. You must have experience with
horses, dogs and cats! Work is five hours a day six days a week.
Duties will include cleaning stalls and pens, watering, feeding,
turn out, blanketing, grooming, and other maintenance such as
mowing, plowing, dragging arena and pasture. You will also need
to housesit while we are out of town. Lodging provided in a large
fully renovated house on the property. All utilities are
included. This is a long-term position. Salary is $1,500. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COOL, COLORFUL COLORADO CALLS YOU! We are a 16 accommodation
Award winning Inn, near Durango Colorado, Blue Lake Ranch. We
seek a Manager to lead our great staff. Knowledge of excellent
guest services and food and beverage, online reservation software
(we use Think) yield management and social media and some
marketing skills helpful. Day-to-day operations is the priority.
Modest housing available during the summer season, and a
beautiful larger accommodation is available November to May.
Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WOULD LIKE TO SWAP ROCKY MOUNTAINS SKI TIME for walking on the
beach time! We are located off I-70 in Glenwood Springs, CO. Our
town-home is located 10 minutes above town in spacious and scenic
Oak Meadows, surrounded by open space and trails. We are five
miles below the sunlight ski area, 45 minutes from Snowmass and
one hour from Aspen. Our home is modest, down to earth, clean,
and comfortable with four bedrooms (one with a bunk-bed) two
bathrooms, lovely gas fireplace and small hot tub. It’s an end
unit with large windows, beautiful views and sunsets. We are
hoping to spend some winter time in any of Hawaiian Islands
during January, February or March 2022. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PERSONAL ASSISTANT WANTED for a disabled person in southwest
Colorado. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

YEAR-ROUND, LONG-TERM CARETAKER COUPLE wanted beginning in the
fall 2021 for a private, beautiful, 800+ acre, high-altitude
mountain valley property (meadows, wetlands, forest, canyon,
creek, cliffs, views, elk, moose, bear, and more) in western
Boulder County, comprising two summer homes, several year-round
cabins (rental; family/guest; and caretaker), small barn, and
trailers. One full-time salaried job, plus optional hourly or
part-time work available for your partner. Occasional
weekend/evening duties; time flexibility needed/granted. A
wildlife and/or conservation background preferred (no hunting on
the property, but is available in the adjacent national forest;
no recreational snowmobiles, other restrictions). Seasonal duties
include annual winterizing/opening up houses; snowplowing;
security and patrolling; illegal campfire checks in adjacent
national forest; occasional hospitality prep and/or house
cleaning; trash runs; fire mitigation; mowing and thistling; wood
cutting and splitting; alerting cattle owner if fences breached;
managing projects and outside sub-contractors or day laborers.
Intermittent maintenance needed for roads and trails, wooden
bridges, fences, gates, cattle guards, ditches, dams, ponds and
stocked reservoir, vehicles and plows, backhoe/front loader,
generators, solar/propane/gas/diesel, appliances, carpentry,
painting, plumbing, septic systems, shutters, wells, pumps,
furnaces, roofs, fire-fighting apparatus, etc. A great candidate
would be someone who's able-bodied, non-smoking, resourceful,
self-motivated, has contractor experience, neighborly,
conscientious, able to admit to and learn from mistakes, okay
with heights/ladders, good at felling trees, and hardy with
regard to mountain winter weather while occupying a five-room,
wood-heated cabin with amenities and direct highway access.
Driver's licenses required; no illegal drug use; responsible
drinking only. Salary starts at $35,000/year plus housing, water,
electricity, storage, workshop, wood for heating, fishing, petty
cash spending, and some gas/diesel/vehicle expenses. We've hired
only four caretakers in the past 60 years. We want someone
committed to staying here, and who'll be comfortable working with
and for a progressive extended family. Background checks will be
made. If you are a qualified candidate couple, but need some
time, we may accommodate your schedule. Please send your work
history, strengths, weaknesses and needs, availability, relevant
references, and your contact information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FREE PRIVATE CABIN at 7,000’ in southwest Colorado, next to a
national forest, 15 minutes to a national monument and hot
springs available in exchange for help with a small vegetable
farm and off-grid rentals. Prefer a single or couple without pets
to start ASAP. Possible stipend provided depending on skills.
Also seeking someone to cook, clean, and perform occasional
online tasks. Interviewing as well for a long-term caretaker with
maintenance experience. Must have a 4-wheel drive in winter and
references. Each cabin is furnished with a kitchen, solar system,
and shower. There is a 26’ geodesic dome common space for
music, yoga, massage, etc. Good cell and Wi-Fi available. Please
text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EGYPT 

VOLUNTEER HELP needed in exchange for accommodation and food.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is one of the camps near Saint Catherine,
distinguished by its excellent location, surrounded by mountains,
where beautiful scenery and natural colors abound. You can do
hiking, climbing, and safari. We have a number of rooms, a
restaurant and a small house. We are happy to host and meet new
people with whom we exchange experiences. We are near a lot of
famous tour places like Mousis Mountain and St. Catherine
Monastery, about 25 kilometers from our place. We are trying to
make our place more group oriented ... we want to build more
units. If anyone has ideas to help us expand, and also help in
our small garden, housekeeping, and cooking it will be nice. You
are welcome here if you want to visit. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

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. 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

AN ENGLISH FAMILY in charming Henley are looking for a live-in
housekeeper couple. The couple will be required to do all
household duties to include cleaning, ironing, dog walking and
cooking. This position is most suited to couples with full clean
driving licenses where one partner is required to work one/two
days in the working week with gardening, handyperson duties and
some driving. A lovely one bedroom cottage and car will be
provided. No pets or dependents allowed, and applicants must have
recent, checkable references and a valid DBS Certificate. Please
apply by mailing your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FLORIDA

FARM HELP WANTED. We are looking for motivated and self-starting
team or individuals to work on our farm. This is a full-time
position. Must have a good knowledge of cattle, horses and
animals. Also, general knowledge of all functions pertaining to
farm work, including but not limited, to fencing, building
maintenance, grounds keeping, equipment (operation and
maintenance), handyman skills, cleaning, etc. Non-smoking
property. Please email your resume, references and salary
requirements for consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX CLEARWATER BEACH: Seeking a Full-time
Live-In General Manager or Couple. Location: Clearwater Beach,
Florida. Ownership is looking for a self-motivated, honest, team
leader (or couple) with excellent interpersonal and
organizational skills to assume full-time operational duties of
our upscale, 36-room Clearwater Beach, Florida hotel. This
year-round position requires the dedication and motivation to
create positive and enduring experiences for our guests. The
General Manager role is an active, hands-on role that requires
the successful applicant to perform all aspects of hotel
operations and management, from taking reservations and cleaning
rooms to managing administrative work. There is a staff of eight,
including housekeepers, front desk personnel, and maintenance
person. Our General Manager of 5+ years is departing to tour the
world. This job is a live-in role. Experience with cloud-based
property management systems is required, and some practical
repair and maintenance experience is helpful. Compensation is
competitive. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and
references to the owner at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  The start date
is immediate.

LONG-TERM FEMALE CARETAKER needed to help work around a Southwest
Florida rural home, so I can sell my home in the Big Cypress
Preserve. Live rent-free. Woman should be honest, peaceful,
progressive, enthusiastic, hard-working, physically fit,
non-tobacco, love animals, and have a valid driver’s license.
Will pay for her to be my chauffeur. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HAWAII 

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED, STABLE, HONEST COUNTRY couple to help
maintain an off-grid farm on remote, rural East Maui. Mature
fruit trees, food gardens, chickens, and abundant wild game.
Responsibilities include mowing, weed-whacking, hand weeding,
tree pruning, small engine repair, light carpentry, housekeeping,
and food processing. Operate/maintain tractor/chipper, chainsaws,
irrigation, plumbing and electrical systems under farm managers'
supervision. Rugged, windy terrain. Simple but pleasant living
accommodations, utilities, Wi-Fi. Stipend commensurate with
abilities and experience. No hustlers, stoners, or snowflakes.
Available immediately. Please email resumes and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND! Seeking a reliable, stable couple
(non-smokers/drug users) for long-term managers here in paradise.
You’ll caretake/manage a ten acre coffee farm with four
Airbnbs. Must have prior hospitality experience (preferably on
Hawaii) for managing farm/Airbnbs. Must love what you do and have
customer service skills. You’re both strong, healthy and
active. One has handyman and construction skills (carpentry,
painting, and plumbing/electrical repair) and landscaping,
pruning, mowing, etc. The other person has great people skills, a
neat/clean aesthetic and deals with Airbnb guests seven
days/week. You’ll handle the Airbnb website, bookings,
maintain/clean Airbnbs and are familiar with computers,
QuickBooks, and the Airbnb website. You’ll pay farm bills. The
couple does gardening, landscaping, pick up supplies in town,
love our dog, keep buildings in good repair and do small upgrades
to structures. Includes mowing, weed whacking, pruning, etc.
Doesn’t include work on coffee trees. In exchange for 40
hours/week (total combined for the couple), we provide a two
bedroom home with spectacular ocean views and a huge lanai.
We’re a calm, spiritual, quiet, old Hawaiian farm/Airbnb, five
minutes from snorkeling with Spinner Dolphins. Utilities included
plus internet cable/Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, vegetable garden to
share, seasonally available fruit, our Kona coffee, and you will
be reimbursed for mileage when using your car on farm errands,
plus a monthly stipend geared to your experience level. The
stipend increases over time. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SINGLE CARETAKER NEEDED ASAP on Maui to share a beach house in a
work exchange situation. Looking for a young, physically fit,
person in good shape, able to lift 50 lbs., not afraid of
heights, who can fix things if needed. Must be a multi-tasked
person who is Jack or Jackie of all trades. Need help with
groundskeeping, animal care, and customer service for guests
vacationing here. Check-in guests, flip over rooms, rake the
yard, clean animal cages and aviary, feed and care for the
animals, and do the laundry. Hours are 6:30am to noon, or until
the job is done, six days per week. Everyone works together here
to get the job done. I’ve done this myself for years. We live
at the beach, we are like family here, so there is absolutely no
drama. This is essentially a volunteer position, however, you can
make $300 to $500 with tips a month, plus free rent at the beach!
Get that on Maui! We need easy going, people with seriously good
common sense. A cell phone is very essential. Does this sound
like you? It's not for everyone. It's tedious work. But you will
learn about animals, and meet people from all over the world that
stay here. If you really are seriously interested in applying, we
would need the following: a complete national police background
check, a copy of your passport or driver’s license, and work
references. Upon arriving please bring a $500 refundable
work/living deposit. This is to assure a three month commitment
is adhered to and completed. Respect for people, animals, and
property! No children or couples please. Please get in touch by
emailing your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LAND CARETAKER NEEDED in Kula. Preference given to landscapers
and carpenters. Accommodations are rustic but beautiful and full
of love. No rights of tenancy, as this is a working position.
Please send your references who can attest that you are an
honorable and very responsible worker, kind and pleasant to
people you encounter, and your contact info. Also, please state
exactly how long you are available to work seven days a week (for
two weeks, or for two months or longer). No smoking allowed here.
A deposit will be required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from September 7 to September 16, 2021.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will have the opportunity to work
on the historical, uninhabited island of Vioey for the 15th year
in a row with our host, the city of Reykjavík. Vioey is in the
Kollafjorour Bay, just outside Reykjavík, and is a popular
destination in the summer among Icelandic and foreign visitors.
Volunteers will help prepare the island for the autumn/winter
season. Volunteers will beautify the surroundings by cleaning up
the area, especially along the coastline, for instance by
hand-picking garbage or collecting trash blown by the wind or
brought by the sea to the shores and surroundings.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers may carry out some gardening
activities as well and possibly make and maintain walking paths.
Well maintained paths enable people to visit the area without
damaging it and this important work also helps to improve safety
for visitors. Depending on the advance of the project and weather
conditions, volunteers may have other possible tasks such as
checking up and repairing garden furniture. The working day
normally runs from 9am – 5pm with breaks for lunch and coffee;
however, please be prepared for some flexibility due to the
nature of Iceland's changeable weather. Volunteers should have
motivation to work outside and work in all kinds of weather, as
it can get cold and rainy. Bring warm and/or waterproof clothes
(overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) walking shoes/boots, as the
activities take place outside. Volunteers will be lodged in a
local house on Vioey Island, in shared rooms. Please bring your
own sleeping bag. The house has an equipped kitchen. Volunteers
will receive food ingredients and be in charge of cooking and
cleaning. Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food
from your home country for the international evening. For more
info please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or you can
email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

INDIANA

HELP WANTED. We live on a small 10 acre farm, located in
southeast Indiana. We have a camper available and need an older
couple or handyman/person for general maintenance, gardening and
landscaping and some household tasks. Need someone who is willing
to exchange this site for 20 hours of work per week. Other
employment would be necessary for other essentials. This is a
long-term position and you must be able to pass a thorough
background check. For more details please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a General Manager to be
responsible for the day-to-day management, supervision of
employees, hands-on work and successful operation of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a private fishing camp located in the North
Maine Woods near Brownville Junction, Maine, which operates
seasonally from early May through early October.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has 30 members, and the physical facility
includes six rustic cabins, the General Manager’s residence, a
staff cabin, a main (kitchen/dining) building and assorted out
buildings. This is a hands-on position with the successful
candidate having a working knowledge of not only how to run an
off-the-grid camp but also the ability and willingness to perform
all tasks required to keep the camp operating. The General
Manager is a combination of friendly and knowledgeable host,
manager of operations and hands-on facilities manager. The
General Manager position is collaborative and the General Manager
must have the ability to communicate effectively with multiple
constituencies. Key interfaces are with the members and their
guests, cook/housekeeper, part-time staff, if any, occasional
contractors, wildlife management officials and the local
community. The General Manager should be adaptable to varied
tempo of work throughout the season, at times slow enough to
allow for recreational pursuits and at other times hectic and
requiring long dedicated hours. The General Manager reports to
the President and Board of Directors of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Two
to five years minimum experience in outdoor recreation management
or related fields required. Housing, meals and use of a pick-up
truck during the season are provided as part of the compensation
and benefits package along with salary and health benefits
commensurate with experience. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is also
seeking a cook/housekeeper and the opportunity exists for a
family member or associate of the General Manager to apply for
this position. This listing is for employment for the 2022 season
and beyond. Applicants should provide a statement of intent and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Georgetown, Maine is seeking 2022 season
caretakers from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Primary duties
include:
-	Maintaining grounds and equipment
-	Providing tours
-	Hosting overnight guests
-	Maintaining a blog
Must apply as a pair as it is a two person job. Families are
encouraged. For more information please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The application deadline is December 1st,
2021.

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 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include “Annapolis
Opportunity” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.
Thanks.

AN EXPERIENCED INNKEEPER is needed for a B&B Inn located on the
Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay on a large waterfront
property with private beach access. This is a live-onsite
lifestyle opportunity and is suitable for a single or a couple.
You will be the team leader, front desk, back office, act as
concierge, and be the ever-gracious host who builds long-term
relationships. This is a hands-on position where you will jump in
and help when and where needed. Staff includes a chef and
housekeeping staff. Prefer no pets. Requirements: Experience as
an Innkeeper or General Manager of a B&B, Inn, Lodge, or Boutique
Hotel with at least ten upscale suites, must be able to
successfully operate the property independently with off-site
owners, and able to live onsite in a studio apartment. Benefits:
compensation in the $50,000 to $62,000 range, depending on
experience and whether a couple or single plus onsite studio
apartment, including utilities. To apply, please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

HIRING A FULL-TIME PROPERTY CARETAKER to live on-site and
maintain a private estate in Oakland County, Michigan.
Responsibilities include: groundskeeping (lawn, gardens, snow)
and handyman skills for a private residence and grounds. Valid
driver’s license plus clean driving record are necessary.
(Possible housekeeping for spouse). Must be self-directed. Salary
negotiable based on experience and health insurance. Compensation
includes an on-site three bedroom home for the candidate’s
family. Please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Island Caretakers: Welcome To The Jungle!
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Greg) and
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Melissa)  
Interests: Travel, art, music, nature, hiking, photography,
animals, boating, VW buses
Quote: “Livin’ the dream….”

Greg and Melissa are all smiles on the Georgia beach

	Our current caretaking job, which has been advertised in The
Caretaker Gazette on and off for many years, really is special.
My wife Melissa and I, along with our two partners in crime, the
island managers, live on and care for a remote barrier island off
the coast of the state of Georgia. There is a family property
here that we care for and the rest of the island is a protected
nature preserve. Aside from the family, when they are visiting,
we rarely see any other people out here. The island is only
accessible by boat and therefore very quiet and very peaceful.
There are seven miles of white sand beach that you typically have
all to yourself. There are multiple trails and “roads“ to
explore the interior of the island, meandering through a jungle
of old growth live oak, palm and pine trees. There are ponds and
creeks and thousands of acres of marsh to explore. The wildlife
here is abundant. There are deer, alligators, armadillos,
dolphins, sea turtles, countless birds, snakes, reptiles, and of
course the occasional mosquito. The work itself is both
challenging and rewarding. 
	Living remotely forces you to be very creative when
problem-solving. Some caretaking jobs require that you simply
pick up the phone when an item needs attention: if a starter goes
out on a truck, if the generator won’t start, if the pool is
leaking, if an appliance fails, if there is an alligator at the
door. Here, whatever comes up, we’re it. We are responsible for
the maintenance and upkeep of the island vehicles, backhoe
tractor, the boats, the landscaping equipment, the three diesel
generators, the solar power array, the buildings themselves, the
water, the septic, the landscaping, housekeeping, laundry etc.
Some days you’re a mechanic. Some days you are a plumber. Some
days you’re doing carpentry. Some days you’re driving the
boat ferrying people and supplies back-and-forth to the mainland.
Some days you’re out in the woods with the chainsaws and the
backhoe playing lumberjack looking for downed firewood. 
Along with our salary, part of our compensation is a two bedroom
house hidden among towering live oak trees draped with Spanish
moss. It looks and feels like something from a different era,
which I suppose it is. In the hotter months, which is most of the
year, we rely on fans to stay cool and in the winter we have a
wood stove for heat. We do some gardening for veggies while all
of the other groceries are about a half hour boat ride followed
by a 20 minute car ride away. Being so isolated makes it pretty
easy for the bustling outside world to fade away. And that,
really, is one of our favorite things about being property
caretakers. There are so many opportunities to experience remote,
beautiful places in such an immersive and long term way. 
	You rack up experiences as a caretaker that you would never have
as a tourist. One weekend morning, instead of finishing coffee
and the crossword puzzle, we were summoned to relocate an
alligator that had decided to set up camp too close to one of our
buildings…really added a new twist to the morning. Another
time, a while back, one of the hydraulic rams was leaking on the
back hoe. To pull that ram from the machine put me on the top of
a forty foot ladder up in an oak tree with a two-ton chain hoist.
It was awesome! That repair took two weeks. The novelty of this
job, this lifestyle, is really what it’s all about. That
coupled with not being owned by your stuff, your house, your car.
We are free!
	Melissa and I have always been nomadic souls. She is originally
from New England, I am from the Pacific Northwest, and we met in
the bush of Alaska at a remote fishing lodge where we had both
taken jobs for the summer back in ‘98. In a way that was our
first caretake together since we were in charge of the upkeep of
the property and grounds as well as hospitality, cooking,
housekeeping, all in exchange for salary and room and board.
Melissa and I connected immediately and from there our travel
adventures began. Over the next several years, we would work
summers in Alaska and then travel the rest of the year exploring
much of southeastern Asia. Some of the countries we visited
included Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Burma and Thailand, where at
one point we lived in Bangkok while teaching English for a year.

	Eventually we began to miss family so we came back to the
states. My parents were full-time RVers so Melissa and I bought a
VW bus (that we will have forever) and hit the road too. We all
met up in Lake Tahoe and worked there and in Southern California
as campground hosts which was another step towards property
caretaking for us. Eventually we found our way to Taos, New
Mexico and fell in love with the place. We got married there and
stuck around for almost six years even getting ourselves some
“real” jobs. I got a position working for the public works
department of Taos Ski Valley giving me experience with water,
waste water, heavy equipment etc. and Melissa worked her way up
to the management position of some vacation condominiums in the
Ski Valley.

Hiking and looking north from the ranch in New Mexico

Our front yard Hawaiian view, with Mauna Kea in
background

	Still having a hard time sitting still, we changed houses three
times in the six years that we were there in Taos, ultimately
getting to live in a beautiful house with gorgeous mountain and
mesa views, surrounded by national forest. That particular
property was owned by a woman who lived on the east coast and who
was having some trouble finding a reliable person to look in on
her property. We were connected to her through a coworker and
agreed to care for her property and manage any maintenance issues
in return for reduced rent. Another step in the caretaking
journey. Well, that situation really opened our eyes to the
possibilities of caretaking and we’ve never looked back.
 The travel bug was biting again! We helped find some new
tenants/caretakers for that house and then we took off
backpacking through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and
landed on the Guanacaste Peninsula of Costa Rica for our first
“official” caretaking gig that we had found online. Again
there was a beautiful home that the owner simply could just not
be there to care for. For an entire year we lived on a five acre
property in a beautiful little house minutes from the beach with
iguanas in the yard and howler monkeys in the trees. It was a
dream! We could never have afforded to rent such a place for that
amount of time. We cared for the place as if it were our own,
providing security, overseeing several small repairs, the
landscaping and cleaning, and dealing with vendors as needed. We
got a crash course in the care of tropical plants and a lot of
practice speaking Spanish.
	Then back on the road! We again ventured up to Taos, New Mexico
to pick up our VW bus and then east to Florida to where my
parents and Melissa‘s dad had have all retired. We hung out
with family, did another stint as campground hosts in Vero Beach,
Florida and before long we got the dream call from New Mexico. An
acquaintance of a friend was looking for caretakers for a 117
acre ranch near Santa Fe that is on the market to be sold and
whose current caretakers are moving on. A paid position available
immediately! This property used to be a home for troubled teens.
There were two dormitories, a cafeteria, a pool house, tennis
courts, several other buildings, and miles of wilderness all
isolated on this beautiful high desert property. We jumped on it!

	We lived there alone with the coyotes and the rabbits for 4½
years until the property eventually sold. While we were there, we
kept all of the buildings alive, chased stray cattle, mended
fences, cleared dead pinion and juniper, painted, plumbed, ran
the brush hog, relocated rattlesnakes, kept the water system and
the tractors and trucks alive, and the mice and pack rats
un-alive. With all of that extra space we also ran a dog boarding
business on the side (with the blessing of the ranch owner of
course). Also, Melissa, who is an artist, having tons of studio
space, cranked out multiple pieces of art during our time there
and is still represented by a gallery in Santa Fe. Melissa's
artwork consists of hand-cut and paste collages.
	Uncannily, right as the ranch was selling we got a phone call
from a lady who had seen our caretaking profile online. She has a
15 acre ranch property with a horse, some mules, a miniature
donkey, and two dogs in beautiful Kamuela, Hawaii. To keep up
with the property and the animals, she was looking for a couple
to come and live in the guest house located on her property. This
was another paid gig that came with a house and a truck, this
time on the Big Island. We did the only sensible thing and moved
to Hawaii! This job focused greatly on landscaping and
housekeeping. We were there for two years exploring every corner
of the island. Here we found ourselves in another place that
would’ve been pretty pricey for us to visit even for a few
weeks and instead we got paid to be there for two years. 
Here we got some equine experience which is always handy when it
comes to caretaking jobs. Additionally, we got to work closely
with the local arborist and organic gardening pros. Another local
guru that I learned a lot from was the small engine repair guy
who lived across the street. On our off-days we would spend
hiking, snorkeling, and searching for the perfect Mai Tai. All in
all, it was hard work but a pretty stress-free existence. The
great thing about living on Hawaii is that you are in the middle
of the Pacific Ocean. The difficult part about living on Hawaii
is that you are in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is a long
and expensive journey for family to come and visit. So once again
we set our sights somewhere nearer to our folks in Florida.
	We get back online and another island gig falls into our laps,
this one off the coast of Georgia, lost in another time, full of
its own lessons and experiences, and just a 30 minute boat ride
to our VW bus. This Georgia island position was advertised in The
Caretaker Gazette, on and off, for many years, and this time our
timing was perfect! For now it is the perfect fit. It’s a
jungle out there….What next?

P.J., our VW bus at the beach in Florida

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER WANTED in Monticello for an apartment building.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a part-time caretaker (working 5+
hours per week) who would take pride in clean and well-maintained
common spaces at a market rate for a 15 unit apartment complex
with eight professional office spaces on the main level in
Historic Downtown Monticello. We are within walking distances to
stores, shops, transit, walking trails and the river! Primary
duties will include cleaning the common areas in apartments and
office areas, cleaning two office area public bathrooms and the
tenant kitchenette, cleaning of units being turned at the end of
the month as they come up, trash removal and general property
care, snow shoveling/salting/sanding as needed, lawn mowing the
small amount of grass areas, delivering of notices as needed, and
being part of the rotating on-call team for property emergencies
after hours, weekends and/or holidays. Must have a valid driver's
license and insured vehicle. The caretaker must have a smart
phone and be able to text, text photos, send emails and be
responsive. We are looking for self-motivated individual(s) who
enjoy establishing a positive rental community. Must live
on-site. We offer a spacious updated one bedroom apartment. To be
considered for this position, please apply in person at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Monticello.

MISSOURI

A FAMILY IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY is looking for a housekeeper to work
and live in their home starting later this month. On site
separate living quarters with all living expenses covered besides
groceries and personal expenses. This position requires full
housekeeping, and back-up nanny duties of four children ages
6-11. Candidates must have the physical ability to deep clean a
large estate, be able to care for the family dog, and work Monday
- Friday and every other Saturday. Work will be 40 hours a week.
Must have an exemplary work record with references and have
experience in this line of work. Prior to hire, all candidates
must pass a 4/4 background check, motor vehicle report check,
drug test and a credit check run by the family. Private on site
separate house provided that can accommodate for one no children
and possibly pets. Salary starts at $40,000/year. Paid health
insurance benefits, 401K, and two weeks of paid vacation
provided. Vehicle and cell phone also provided. Relocation
assistance offered. Serious applicant couples should email their
resume(s) and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with “Missouri
Position” in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes. Thanks. 


MONTANA

UNIQUE CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE in Helena, Montana. This
is a minimal rent situation from October 2021 - March 2022. We
have three beautiful, wooded, very private acres. The caretaker
would stay in a very nice daylight basement apartment, and have
access to all appliances in the main house. $500/month, plus some
utilities. Must love on our two cats. The property is close to
lakes, skiing, hiking, etc. Must know about snow country living.
For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-ON PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED. A private principal with a
large, unique property in a rural mountain setting in Montana (an
hour from Missoula) would like to hire a Property Caretaker to
maintain their residence and provide a year-round security
presence. The right candidate will have prior experience working
on a private residence and will have strong mechanical,
organizational, and hands-on maintenance skills. Must be
flexible, willing to handle a wide range of work
responsibilities, and mesh well with an existing long-term
property team. Primary responsibilities will include year-round
care for the property, grounds, and structures; seasonal snow
removal for the extended driveway and walkways; overseeing and
scheduling property vendors and contractors; and assisting with
care of equipment, infrastructure, and systems. Must also be
pet-friendly and comfortable assisting in the care of one large
friendly dog and a puppy. Due to the rural and isolated nature of
the property, the Property Caretaker must also be comfortable
carrying a firearm, and be appropriately trained or willing to
become trained in their use. This is a live-on position. A
two-bedroom house on the property is provided with accommodations
for two individuals; pets welcome! Generally a five-day work
week, with flexibility needed. Compensation up to $75,000
offered, depending on experience, with benefits: paid time off
and paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; and a
401(k) retirement plan. Relocation assistance available. Please
apply for position XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.
Qualified applicants will be contacted. Flexible summer start
date available.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SINGLE PERSON interested in spending the
summer in New England working for us at the 20 room Barron Brook
Inn. The reality is that we need good housekeepers but we also
would like to share our experience including working on our
Property Management System with rates and reservations, helping
us with social media and marketing, as well as other projects. We
would provide a private room and shared bath down the hall with
limited kitchen facilities. We are in a beautiful area of the
White Mountains and can be flexible with scheduling provided our
staff works every weekend. We would make it a fun and good
learning experience for anyone that is looking for the Inn
culture. We serve a continental breakfast (modified for Covid-19)
and no restaurant on-premises. Work is primarily days with some
nights on occasion. We are open to ideas. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested in this opportunity.

NEW JERSEY

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER from September 1 – October 1,
2021 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.

INNKEEPER WANTED in Belmar, NJ. The owners are ready to find a
friendly and self-motivated individual to take over Innkeeper
responsibilities. Will train the right person (no experience
required). Applicant must be friendly with a good work ethic, a
non-smoker with no pets, be organized and timely in handling
guests’ check-ins and check-outs.  Must have good references, a
clean background check, be a multi-tasker with a professional
appearance. Also manage housekeeping staff, inventory of
supplies, perform minor handyman tasks and maintain the
cleanliness of the Inn. The Innkeeper will be provided on-site
living. Compensation includes salary, room and utilities. Please
send your resume and contact information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

TRADE FREE HOUSING AND UTILITIES for this caretaker position.
Looking for a handyman to take care of a large property in
Tijeras, NM. The job consists of general labor type work, mowing,
trimming, landscaping, and sprinkler repair, planting and general
maintenance! I'm looking to trade free housing including
utilities in a nice one bedroom casita in exchange for three days
a week of work! Applicants must have references! To apply, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A 12 ROOM LUXURY INN IN TAOS, NM seeks and experienced couple
responsible for cooking breakfast, kitchen cleanup, general
maintenance, concierge duties, check-ins, and basic innkeeping
duties. Salary will be based on experience and includes a
beautiful one bedroom house on the property with all utilities.
Only couples with prior experience will be considered. To apply,
please email your cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, New Mexico location is hiring for their
property maintenance position. This is not a cowboy position.
This position would be responsible for conducting routine
maintenance on the ranch houses, barns, etc. Duties include but
not limited to, plumbing, heat/HVAC systems, painting, carpentry,
and landscaping. Qualified candidates must be willing to be
flexible in their job duties. This is a full-time position in
Solano, NM. Generous benefits package offered, with the salary
based on experience. To be considered for the position, please
submit your resume and three references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

MANAGER/CARETAKER NEEDED at a recreational ranch in Upstate New
York in Clayton, NY. This live-in position on the ranch comes
with the use of a fully furnished caretaker’s cottage that
overlooks our beautiful lake, a base salary (based on
experience/desired work schedule), and full benefits for a
full-time position (health insurance, sick time and vacation
time). This job is full-time based on the mutually agreed upon
work schedule and job duties/tasks. Duties include
groundskeeping, water system management, irrigation, fence and
road maintenance, equipment upkeep, building maintenance and
projects, pond upkeep, pool care, light construction, painting,
game management, wildlife crop farming on occasion, security,
oversight of major projects, buying supplies, managing a budget
and other general duties typical of upkeep of this type of
property. Management of seasonal cattle program (this is not
really a “cattle ranching” job). After each visit/use of the
main ranch house and other ranch buildings, you will need to
clean and maintain the buildings. Assist on site as needed when
the owners or guests are visiting the property. You will need to
be available to work some weekends as needed to help with
entertaining guests. You must be flexible with the work schedule
as this is not always an 8-5 job. We need an individual or a
couple team with significant experience in a similar situation
working or managing a rural property. You have expertise in all
aspects of ranch management and are able to advise the owner. The
owner does not live on site, so you are a hard worker in
unsupervised situations and must be able to complete projects and
work independently. You have experience operating and maintaining
major ranch systems and equipment, some mechanical skills with
tools, landscaping, irrigation, general carpentry and
construction, fencing and repair, livestock, and housekeeping.
You can communicate frequently and clearly with an absentee owner
on projects and issues and can use a computer for email. Wildlife
management and farming experience a plus. This is a physically
demanding job. This is a long-term opportunity for a stable
person/couple. You must be eligible to work in the United States,
have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, no
criminal record or outstanding warrants and be drug free. You
must provide professional references in order to qualify for this
job. We will conduct a background check. To apply, please respond
with a resume and contact information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ESTATE CARETAKER NEEDED IN DUTCHESS COUNTY. We have an opening
for an Estate Caretaker near Millerton, in northern Dutchess
County, NY in a beautiful farm area. It includes an on premise
two bedroom, two-bath home with central air-conditioning. This
position also includes competitive compensation and medical
benefits. Couples can apply, with preference given to a housemate
who will carry out housekeeping and occasional meal assistance
between May and October. Qualifications include an ability and
willingness to do hands-on grounds keeping and basic mechanical
maintenance. The ability to operate a backhoe is a must. The
caretaker will work with a full-time grounds assistant. Important
attributes are intelligence, integrity, a balanced personality,
physical vigor and a love of the outdoors. Spanish is a plus but
not required. For the right person the position can result in a
long and secure career. Please respond with a description of your
current and recent employment, educational background, relevant
experience, your current family status, special interests, etc.
and email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

FARM HELPER(S) NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Our lovely
backpacking couple have moved to Australia and hence we would
love help from folks who love the outdoors. We could accommodate
one or two people, wanting full-time work from any duration from
six weeks – three months, beginning now! We are in gorgeous
Tuatapere, minutes from beaches and the home of the Humpridge
Track and New Zealand’s best sausages. The farm is two minutes
from a local supermarket, pub and cafe, Tui backpackers and the
pool. Te Anau and Invercargill are both an hour away.
Accommodation is a four bedroom house fully furnished, with your
own private room. If you enjoy the great outdoors, love animals
and enjoy a drink and chat and great sunrises and sunsets,
c’mon over. We milk 1,200 cows on two adjoining large scale
farms, through two rotary sheds. A bit of milking experience and
a driver’s license would be handy. We look after our team well
and are looking for a keen, enthusiastic and fit person or a
couple/friends to help through the calving season. Our roster is
6 - 1 and we can tailor hours of work to suit you. This position
requires the new SSE visa extension announced recently or a WHV
(working holiday visa). To learn more please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then click on our Contact Us tab.
Cheers, Mani

ORCHARD/PACKHOUSE WORK AVAILABLE in the Napier/Hawke’s Bay
area, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. No
experience necessary. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a working hostel in
Napier with a family environment, with no overnight or short term
stays. We have several jobs coming available. Note this is for
backpackers only. We live in a safe place and provide work
accommodations and transport if required for all our guests. We
are located in a quiet location less than a minute from town and
the beach. Rates start at $160, and we have work all year round.
This current job is eight week minimum, starting in August. You
will need: a working Holiday Visa or SSE Visa, a New Zealand bank
account, and an IRD number. If interested, please send an email
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and we will send an application form and
find a job that works for you.

NORTH CAROLINA

LIVE IN OUR GUEST COTTAGE adjacent to a bold creek on our nine
acre home site located within a conservation community in Western
North Carolina. The location is in a rural, gated community, east
of Asheville and Black Mountain. I-40 at the Old Fort exit is 12
miles away. Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Parkway are 10 to 45
minutes. We’re an active older couple looking for a settled
middle-aged woman to help us gain freedom of movement knowing our
four pets and property are being cared for when we are away for a
day or a few weeks. We are away off and on for short trips. Our
location has been popular for 15 years with artists and outdoor
lovers who enjoy walking/hiking/gardening and being outside. In
exchange for our cottage/utilities/laundry are pet care when
needed, and 18 hours per week that can include landscape
maintenance at the cottage and house, light gardening, occasional
light housekeeping or errands. Flexible scheduling except when
pet care is needed. This offering is for an undetermined period.
Can be short-term (months) to a couple of years. Right to leave
with 30 day notice by either party. No children, pets or live-ins
permitted. The caretaker will need to stay in our nearby main
house when we are away for periods to properly take care of our
pets. (2) 17-year-old cats, (1) 12-year-old cat, (1) 14-year-old
Jack Russell mix. Our pets are good natured and a caretaker must
like cats and dogs. The starting date will be after 9/21/21. We
offer rent free and expense-free living in our two bedroom, 1½
bath cottage 300 ft. from the main house. The cottage is adjacent
to a bold creek, has its own garden plot, porch and outside
patio. Internet is provided. No landline. We will try and match
your skill and experience levels to our needs if some extra
income is desired but not necessary. Applicants must have some
form of basic independent income and not be solely financially
dependent on our arrangement. Details of your past applicable
experiences needed. Income in exchange for additional services,
up to 10 hours per week available. References checked. Proof of
minimum income required, such as social security or pension.
Non-smokers, no drugs, good health. Reliable transportation. No
offsite work. No drama. We’re not looking for a manager or
executive type. No staff here to supervise other than the birds
and bees. Written resume, and photos required. A face-to-face
meeting will be required before commitment. Inquires must be
within reasonable proximity to North Carolina, if you are
considering relocating here. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A SUSTAINABLE FARM is seeking occasional caretaker(s) with their
own RV for a long-term stay in exchange for one weekend per month
of farm care and for back up farm care on vacations. Outside of
this day-to-day do as much as you like or as little. We are
nestled in the Brushy Mountain foothills of North Carolina. See
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information, and email with
interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OHIO

HELP NEEDED. I have an Amish built cabin in Coshocton County, in
Fresno, OH. It is on 18.9 acres of land. The farm has about 20
chickens, 12 highlander cows, two emus, one goat, five sheep, two
pigs (which will be gone in September), an older horse (Deka) and
a donkey (Billy Sue). The cabin is 16'x30' with second floor
bedroom with a 4'x6' deck overlooking the valley. Heat will be
via wood stove. The caretaker cabin will have a small
bathroom/shower, small kitchen, and electric and internet access.
It is free to live in exchange for taking care of the place. We
are looking for someone that likes to live sustainably, help us
with the farm, cut and trim grass, take care of the animals and
property. We always help when we are there. There are plenty
places to work for additional money but your living expenses are
not a worry. On off hours, there is an opportunity to explore the
land and forage for wild edible plants. Our goal is to build a
permaculture farm and try to be as sustainable, but also be
practical. Eventually being off the grid is another desire.
Basically, make it so people would like to visit, learn and maybe
stay. We have two other cabins and will be holding classes
covering camping skills, etc. We do not live there, but come on
weekends. When we are there, we have bon fires, picnics and other
events. Not to mention, help with the place. We work in Cleveland
to make this all possible. There is another cabin for us. We are
trying to establish a permaculture environment with fruit trees,
gardens, startup grape vines and a fishing pond. I can send
pictures of the area and cabin. If you are interested, please
email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Durham, OK. A large ranch in
western Oklahoma is looking for a couple to be our full-time
groundskeeper/part-time housekeeper for the owner's private
residence. The groundskeeper duties entail: maintaining flower
gardens, in-ground swimming pool, lawns, multiple lawn irrigation
systems, wildlife feeders and fences all located on the owner’s
private grounds. Also watering and caring for trees, general
labor handyman style various projects, caring for lawns at the
hunting lodge, guest house, and ranch headquarters and along the
main ranch road. Maintaining equipment pertaining to these duties
is also required. The housekeeper will be responsible for
cleaning and stocking the owner's residence, and assisting in the
grounds as necessary. The job requires being comfortable in a
rural setting and understanding the demands of ranch life –
with early mornings, and long spring and summer days. The
location is extremely rural with a low population. Must be
dependable, non-smoking, responsible, honest, positive, and
respectful with a get-it-done attitude! Must have a valid
driver’s license, and be willing to submit to a drug test. Pay
will be based on experience. The position comes with housing and
utilities. Please email your resume with work history to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Mustang, Oklahoma for my private, minimal
tiny house. I will be home sometimes but your space is always
private and guaranteed. This includes A+ living standards.
Ideally this will turn into a long-term situation. Duties include
pet-care, cleaning, and gardening. The digs, plus a small salary
provided. You will need some portable income too. Seniors (aged
65+ are encourage to apply). Please send a letter to Caretaker,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

WORK TRADE POSITION AVAILABLE. Farm/Ranch Hand/Handyman needed in
Boring, Oregon. We are looking for someone who knows how to work
with horses. The full time job duties would include: cleaning
stalls, pasturing horses, feeding horses, cleaning water buckets
and giving fresh water, farm maintenance/upkeep of barns,
grounds, feed rooms, able to buck hay, harrowing arenas, able to
work independently and efficiently, be able to work with
approximately 15 horses, and get along with the horse owners. In
exchange for work we have a one bedroom studio apartment, full
kitchen and bath available. Utilities would also be included on
site on a gated ranch. We are looking for one person or possibly
a retired couple. No pets allowed, due to wildlife surrounding
the farm. If a secondary job is needed please mention this, as
the owners are willing to work with a secondary job since this
will be a job share with another ranch hand. This is at the
minimum an eight hour job. We do request non-smokers or no drug
use on the farm, we try to keep it family orientated since the
tenants are in and out all day long. We are currently working on
building a paddock paradise as well for the horses. If you feel
this job is for you please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We
look forward to meeting you.
 
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
is now through September 30. If you are interested, please email
your resumes and a photo of your RV to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include “Oregon Opportunity” in the Subject Line.

PENNSYLVANIA

PRIVATE ESTATE FARM looking for an energetic and physically fit
full-time GARDENER/part-time HOUSEKEEPER couple in South Central
Pennsylvania. We are searching for an experienced couple to live
on-site to help care for the lawns, gardens, and buildings. The
gardener's responsibilities include monitoring the health of the
plants, watering, year-round pruning of trees and shrubs, mowing
and maintenance of lawns, weeding and care of extensive and
varied gardens, soil cultivation, digging, edging, harvesting
seasonal fruits, vegetables, and flowers, maintenance and
cleaning of hard surfaces around the property including paved
areas and driveways to include snow removal, sweeping and leaf
blowing under the direction of the farm manager. Experience with
use, general maintenance and care of the equipment and machinery
is necessary. The housekeeper responsibilities include cleaning
of two seasonally occupied homes, taking care of laundry
(cleaning and ironing), making beds, vacuuming and mopping,
dusting furniture, washing woodwork, polishing silver, running
errands, buying groceries, shopping for the household, and
preparing homes for the arrival of family and guests. The ideal
couple must have: a minimum two years' experience in similar
roles, strong organizational skills and take pride in attention
to detail, ability to meet physical requirements, good and
checkable references, valid driver's licenses, must be acceptably
fluent in English, adaptable and flexible, self-starting,
reliable and hardworking. The schedule is 5/6 days per week for
the Gardener and 3/4 days per week for the Housekeeper.
Flexibility is required. Some extra hours, evenings or weekends
required. The couple will be provided with a home on the farm
(suitable for children and pets). A generous salary and benefits
package, based on experience and personal and professional
references, will be provided. Personal interview required. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED HORSE CARETAKER NEEDED. Immediate opening available
for someone to turn out/bring in 11 horses, clean and fill water
buckets and fill hay nets, cobweb barn monthly, sweep or rake the
alleyway to keep things neat and tidy, and use the tractor to
drag the arena. Must have references with horse experience. About
1½ hours per day. In exchange you will receive a two bedroom
1,500 square foot apartment. Ideally you will have no pets and
absolutely no children. There is an opportunity to earn money
with additional work. Can accommodate a person in school or with
outside work. Opportunity available for skilled riding as well.
Located in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, near English Center, Pennsylvania,
anticipates an opening for full-time caretakers. The Club
consists of over 6,000 acres of property and 85 members. The
caretakers are responsible for housekeeping, meal preparation,
outdoor/food plot maintenance, and care of equipment. Caretaker
income consists of base salary, and income from a robust meal
concession. A private apartment, adjacent to the Clubhouse, is
included with all utilities. Experience in running sporting camps
preferred, but will consider related experience. Applications
will be accepted until November 1, 2021. Interested parties
should forward a cover letter with salary history, resume and
three recent letters of reference to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include “Pennsylvania Caretaker Position” in the Subject Line
for forwarding purposes. Thanks.

ESTATE MANAGER COUPLE NEEDED for a beautiful 30 acre Bucks
County, PA estate. Separate house suitable for a couple provided.
Interior and exterior responsibilities. Detailed job descriptions
provided for experienced, qualified candidates. Please provide
resumes with your salary history. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RHODE ISLAND

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in Newport, Rhode Island on a
magnificent Estate. Compensation negotiable, along with room and
board, car and more. The owner is on site in season (May/June -
September/October). Experience and handyman skills preferred.
Must pass a background check. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SCOTLAND

CARETAKING/HOUSEKEEPING COUPLE required for our house on a
beautiful estate near Newton Stewart in southwest Scotland. We
are often away so we need a responsible, happy couple able to
work on their own dealing with any problems that may arise, and
with tradesmen, etc. There is also the opportunity for part-time
work in the garden and grounds. Free accommodation provided in a
fully furnished (if required) self-contained flat. Pay will be
£15,000 - £25,000 to depend on the skill set of individuals.
Please apply by mailing your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

EXPERIENCED WORKING RANCH MANAGER NEEDED at a private equine
facility in Athens, TX. There are 48 horses on 132 acres of great
grass, four ponds, and oak trees. Have horses only, currently no
other animals. Seeking a person or working couple (non-smokers
only) that is an all-around very knowledgeable handyman and has
equine experience and if a working couple ideally a woman who
will specialize in caring for the horses. Note – prepping this
farm and horses for marketing prior to relocating. I will be
putting this farm located in Texas for sale ASAP, then plan to
move and build a new farm. Initially, there will be a period of
about five to eight weeks to complete maintenance and repairs
prior to marketing, then sell here and ideally you will assist
with the move, building new equine facilities, and remain on the
new farm permanently caring for the horses and facilities. I have
totally built two farms in CO and TX in the past and look forward
to the future and the adventure. This position is permanent. Live
on site, all utilities included (including high speed internet,
Wi-Fi and 42 inch TV with 220 channels/Dish TV), limited space
for children. Pay is commensurate with responsibility, maturity,
abilities, and experience. $12,000 in bonuses. The needs of the
horses come first, period. Primary maintenance and repair duties:
fencing, tree cutting and cleanup, mowing pastures with 15 foot
batwing shredder, tractor/loader operating, weed eating fence
lines, cleaning barns, power washing facilities - inside and out,
minor carpentry/electrical/plumbing, welding and straightening
damaged gates and panels, general mechanical and maintenance
abilities that are necessary on a farm. I do not expect one
person to be able to do everything listed above, however you must
be able to perform most of the above list. To learn more please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A CARETAKER OR COUPLE at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX facilities to help care for our horses and
perform basic farm work in exchange for a large, furnished two
bedroom apartment. Utilities included. This is the perfect
position for someone with supplemental income (pension, etc.) who
loves country living and being around horses. HARTH facilities
are located right on the shores of Lake Buchanan in Burnet, TX so
bring your fishing rod! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX serves those with a
variety of physical, emotional, and mental challenges through our
therapeutic riding programs. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX also offers
healing programs for combat veterans. The successful candidate
must have extensive experience caring for horses,
positive/self-starter, non-smoker, dependable and team player. No
pets. Must have own transportation. Experienced in basic ranch
repairs fixing pipes, tractor work etc. and willingness to
volunteer in our therapeutic riding program would be a plus.
Background and references checked. This is a great opportunity
for someone who loves a calm, positive, healing environment away
from the hustle and bustle of city life. For more information on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more info, please send your bio/resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at a deer breeding ranch near
Waco, Texas. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small selective breeding
ranch for Fallow deer and Black Buck antelope. A full-time
candidate should have a general working knowledge of animal
husbandry and basic ranch equipment/operations. If you are a
respectful person with strong work ethics who also wants to be
respected and looking for a long-term place to hang your hat,
this might be a good fit. Salary $40,000/year (fully qualified).
To learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX To apply, please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at a 30 acre working farm
called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Central Vermont. Fantasy Island is
a gorgeous working farm in Marshfield, VT. We have many animals
ranging from beautiful pheasants, chickens, ducks and peacocks to
cows, alpacas, llamas, mini horses, and big draft horses. So many
more in between. We take pride in providing the best care for the
land and our animals throughout the year in all the seasons. The
farm is a family retreat as well as a working Airbnb, corporate
and social event grounds. We are continuously expanding, adding
more attractions to the farm and more animals to the pack! We
hope to find a couple who is just as passionate as we are about
the place and looking to better it each day. The owners are
long-term employers who use the residence on the property
throughout the year for business and personally. The property is
used for corporate, social and family events. You will provide
ongoing maintenance, repair, remodeling and care of the property.
The caretaker couple must be mechanically inclined and
experienced in mechanical repairs (i.e. small engines), repair
work and lawn/outdoor land maintenance. The caretaker couple will
work on projects to update the buildings on the property
(renovation work) and will complete these projects themselves and
contract out when needed (e.g. electrical, plumbing work). Must
have a knowledge of horses and animals, as well as riding.
Candidates must be self-starters with great attention to detail.
The caretaker couple must be aware of their limitations and
meticulous in their actions to avoid causing larger issues. We
are seeking a long-term caretaker couple who can step into and
keep it running. Full housing is available, with room to board
one horse, salaried option and other benefits. To apply, please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER needed November 2 - 27 for a solar powered house on
40 acres in the Green Mountains, 18 miles south of Montpelier.
MUST have 4WD or AWD with high clearance, familiar with wood
heat, able to run a snow blower/plow and generally be a handy
person/couple who is fit and able to walk stairs and hills.
Duties: keep the house immaculate, water 30+ houseplants, feed
two dogs and two cats. Dogs need two walks/day, at least 45
minutes each. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA 

INNKEEPER NEEDED. The beautiful and historic XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
of Ashland, VA, seeks a polished and professional Innkeeper or
Boutique Hotel General Manager with successful experience
operating at least 10-guest rooms and an upscale restaurant. We
will hire a Director of Operations who can run it all, Inn,
Restaurant, and Events, or hire an Innkeeper and Restaurant/F&B
Manager separately. On the restaurant manager side, we are
looking for solid beverage knowledge, especially wines. We offer
a competitive salary and onsite housing for a single or couple
without pets. Regional experience is preferred. To apply, please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKING COUPLE NEEDED for a vacation home in Hampton, Virginia
shared by two families. The home is a perfectly restored, a circa
1900 house on a lovely waterfront property. Our current
caretakers are retiring in July. Caretaker housing is provided in
a turn-key, one bedroom cottage apartment with laundry
facilities. Utilities included. Caretakers enjoy access to the
main house amenities when it is unoccupied, including a hot tub,
workout equipment, steam shower, smoker, pizza oven, dock, etc.
Skills in home/landscape maintenance and housekeeping,
organization, communication and a dedicated work ethic will be
required for this job. Food preparation skills and the ability to
support occasional entertaining will be a plus! Tasks include but
are not limited to: Keeping the house clean and ready for
visitors; Performing or managing maintenance of and/or repairs to
the house and property; Making sure everything is in good working
order; Arranging and overseeing contracted service work or
improvement projects such as painting, remodeling, HVAC work,
etc.; Power washing; General care and maintenance of the dock,
boat, jet skis and lifts; Improvement and maintenance of
professionally landscaped gardens and lawns; Facilitating family
visits with kitchen provisioning and some food preparation. To
apply, please email your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER NEEDED on a tiny ranch near the Canadian border, 38
miles from Colville, WA. Seasonal three to four months from May
to September. This is a tranquil country location. Need a
self-motivated person willing to do outdoor as well as a few
indoor tasks between two to three hours a day such as gardening,
watering, brush pile burning, and tree trimming. Most weekends
off. Must be able to operate: small backhoe, chain saw, riding
lawn mower, and DR trimmer. Mechanical and computer skills are a
plus. Couples are welcome, but only one paid position is
available. If the Canadian border is open, it’s five miles to a
Walmart, otherwise it’s 15 miles to a grocery store. Indoor
bedroom available in a separate building, or your own RV. This
spot in the forest would suit the artist type or someone seeking
solitude. To inquire please write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Applicants must include three non-family telephone references.

FULL-TIME CAMPGROUND CARETAKER NEEDED. A member-owned camping
club is looking for a full-time caretaker to live at the RV
campground in Naches, Washington, seven days a week, year-round.
The job and access to the residence will begin in February or
March of 2022 but some part-time training may begin immediately
on a limited schedule throughout the camping season to the
closing in October. This position is designed to provide a living
as well as flexible time off. The caretaker will maintain the
cleanliness of the campground, perform grounds maintenance,
emergency repairs, and visual security of the campground
year-round. Any prospective caretaker must agree to submit to a
criminal background, driving record check, and a drug test. This
is a permanent position; we are looking for someone who will be
with us for a few years. Basic necessary requirements include:
the ability to work independently and as directed by the
management of the camp’s Board of Directors, commitment to a
full-time effort (if a couple applies, at least one person must
be dedicated to the campground and not have another job), must be
able to live year-round at the caretaker’s residence, present
yourself professionally and courteously to all guests and camp
members, motivated to keep the campground fully operational,
facilities clean, and the grounds groomed for members, able to
lift 50 lbs. and perform tasks that include physical strength
such as: manually digging and cutting tree limbs, practical
mechanical, plumbing and electrical skills for general repairs
and maintenance of various machinery, equipment, irrigation,
pumps and well systems. Must have a current valid driver’s
license in good standing is required, your own vehicle and proof
of insurance. Housing as part of total compensation, along with a
monthly salary with COLA increases based on federal fluctuations.
Two days off per week. These days will be negotiated so as not to
impact the campground. Two weeks of paid vacation provided. Time
off must be planned and authorized in advance so coverage
arrangements can be found. The position does not include health
care or vision or dental coverage. To apply, please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

THE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is now accepting applications for our
Autumn 2021 Innkeeper-Chef apprenticeship program! Would you like
to live, work and learn at a historic property in the San Juan
Islands of Washington? Whether you are looking to become an
innkeeper, chef or entrepreneur, this program will be an
educational adventure. The program provides housing, year-round
full time hours and an hourly rate of up to $25/hour. For more
information and to apply, please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR ARTISTS/CRAFTSPEOPLE to assist us in working with
wood on Orcas Island, WA. We have sixty acres of paradise on the
water with forestry and permaculture projects being put in place.
We are seeking a mature person(s) and/or family to trade for
living here, with negotiation as to how to work together
successfully. Looking for conscientious and experienced person(s)
who have the skills to work with wood that we are going to cut
from our forest and mill. We are looking to build a barn and
other small structures. Experience with rock work is beneficial.
Some caretaking may be required. We are situated near a beautiful
state park with fresh water lakes and fishing, close to the
charming village of Eastsound. It is a great opportunity for the
right person(s). For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

FULL-TIME CARETAKER WANTED for a 10 unit Inn in White Lake, a
small village in Langlade County, Wisconsin. Duties include
checking people/guests into their rooms, cleaning the rooms after
guests have checked out, changing the laundry towels, bedding and
such on a daily basis, and maintaining a clean Inn at all times.
Experienced preferred, but not necessary - will train if needed.
Retail/hotel experience is always helpful. I need someone with an
upbeat attitude or a people person. This is a great job for a
single person or couple who could do it together. Compensation
will be an apartment overlooking the Wolf River with a working
wood fireplace in the bedroom with its own bathroom. Also a
monthly wage plus quarterly bonuses. Starting interviews now.
Prefer no pets (my last caretaker had a barking dog which was too
noisy, and the guests complained). Will be doing background
checks. No drugs or alcohol allowed. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

A SEASONAL MAINTENANCE POSITION is available at a historic
Wyoming dude ranch. Nestled in the Bighorn Mountains and
surrounded by a million acres of national forest,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has an opening for a maintenance position.
We are looking for a hard-working individual with plumbing and
electrical experience. Salary will be contingent on experience,
and an additional bonus will be paid at the end of season. Room
and board also included. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Culinary Creative seeks caretaking role which includes cooking. A
creative professional for many years (designer, artist, chef), I
am especially interested in caring for horses and animals,
gardens and kitchens, along with other caretaking and property
needs. Please contact Michelle at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Trustworthy property caretaker/security guard available. My name
is Peter. I’m 45-years-old, clean, and respectful; mature
down-to-earth with 20+ years’ professional experience in
Security and Property management and home repairs. I come with
plenty of tools. Currently living in North Dakota. I’m looking
to move closer to nature - remote, off-grid situations would be
great! Absentee home owner, farm or ranch. All situations
considered. Please visit my site for more info at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I am a physically fit, active, single 52-year-old woman. I have
been a nanny, worked for the military and now own my own cleaning
service. I am looking for my next journey. I am a reliable, hard
worker and honest. I do have a 2.5 lb. house dog as my companion.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested. Thank you,
Melissa

Caretaker Couple on the Big Island Hawaii. Aloha, we are Brant
and Deborah. We have 30 years of organic farming, handyman,
housekeeping, and caregiver experience. We like to keep things
clean and organized. Brant renovated old coffee shacks, ran
farms, maintained crops, gardens, lawns organically. Deborah has
excellent time management skills and has experience running
schedules. We are interested in a long-term caretaker agreement
that includes a private family dwelling and compensation plan.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK
House/Apartment Sitter available. Professional female with
excellent references available for short or long-term commitment.
Will care for a cat or small dog. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Common sense is my number one asset. I’m reliable, honest,
non-smoking, clean and ready to take care of your property needs.
Have some tools and handyman skills. Have my own income and valid
driver’s license. Looking for a quiet, rural setting. Will
exchange work for a small house, plus utilities for 20 hours of
work per week. Willing to work extra for a stipend. Can do
mowing, weed-wacking, low tree maintenance, some snow removal, as
well as general cleaning. I’m neat and clean, with your
security in mind at all times. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hardworking, organized female is seeking a long-term housesitting
or caretaking position in Philadelphia, PA. I am a clean and
quiet individual who can manage a busy schedule, keep on track,
and complete a multitude of tasks. I have years of experience
with hospitality, pet care, cleaning, and general upkeep. I will
consider all types of housing. Trustworthy and excellent
references can be provided. If interested, please reach out to me
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Mature Couple seeking a housesitting, caretaking position for the
month of December in South to Central Orange County, California.
Our dates are somewhat flexible. We have excellent references.
Open to utility reimbursement. We have one small dog, and would
love to care for your pets/plants/etc. too. We don't smoke/drug.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN
Friendly, mature, capable and communicative native Michigander,
transplanted years ago to Colorado and now retired, is ready
willing and able to care for your Michigan property this winter,
preferably in Oakland County. Prefer November 2021 - February
2022 but dates and duration are negotiable. Longer term a
possibility for the right situation. Experienced with homes,
pets, plants, gardens, engaging lawn care and snow removal,
errands, vendor and administrative management. Experience with
downsizing homes. Resourceful and reliable. Enjoy walking/hiking,
Michigan lakes, yoga, reading and writing, healthy and simple
living. If interested, kindly email Caretaker at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let's chat.

North Dakotan, 36-year-old looking for the right farming/ranching
job. Born/raised/currently live on a farm and ranch in central
North Dakota. Very well versed in all heavy equipment including
pay loader, combine, any haying equipment, skid steer, semi,
grain truck, augers, grain cart, 4 wheel drive tractors, big
wheel sprayers (sprayed for a agronomy company for five years),
trencher and hauling cattle. Currently work in the oilfield in
North Dakota (nine years) and own a small herd of registered
Angus cattle. Advanced horse rider in both feedlot and mountain
settings. Can come with horses, saddles, pack saddles, newer
stock combo and a newer GMC diesel to use. References on both
horse riding and working cattle available. If I have the
qualifications that your farm/ranch could use or need please text
or call Heidi at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I am looking for a position as a resident cook, gardener and
caretaker in coastal California, Oregon or Washington. I am a
mature single woman with culinary training as well as experience
in vegetable and flower gardening, and general pet care. I have
worked in guest services, am computer literate and have taken
care of large properties for absentee owners. I am honest,
self-motivated, and organized. No drinking, no drugs and no
drama. Resume and references available. Please contact Lainie at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks for your interest and I look forward
to hearing from you!

My name is Bud Coleman. I have been a caretaker since 1989. My
wife and I initially lived in a small caretaker house situated
upon a 153 acre property of which we oversaw the maintenance and
upkeep of my employer's larger vacation home. We did so until the
death of my employer. I am now the caretaker of a lodge cottage
at the Greenbrier Sporting Club in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
I've been doing so there for 10+ years. My wife of 35+ years and
I are hoping to find a potential caretaking opportunity in the
Front Royal, Virginia area or nearby vicinity. We desire to move
nearer our daughter and grandchildren. I do have basic plumbing,
painting and carpentry skills and can provide ample tools. I also
have plentiful lawn care experience. My wife and I can also offer
cleaning and/or cooking duties if so needed. I do have vast
experience in working with HVAC, television and internet
providers/contractors in relation to acquiring estimates for my
employer's consideration and approval. If you should have any
questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to ask. For more
information, please contact me via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or by phone or text at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

We are a professional, health conscious and energetic couple
seeking a long-term, full time, salaried, live on
domestic/caretaker position. Our experience includes property
management, fine gardening and staff supervision along with
contractor management, deep cleaning, shopping/errands, HVAC
maintenance, repairs of plumbing and electric. Proficient in
computer use, cooking and pet care, clean driver’s license,
background and lifestyle we are the perfect couple to assist you
and manage your property. Please call/text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thank you.

Looking for a Caretaker/Pet-Sitter Position in or near Charlotte,
NC. Long-term arrangements may be possible. I am 60-years-young,
with over 40 years of experience in Customer Service, Restaurant
Hospitality and Management. I love people and animals and enjoy
having fun with them. I have property management experience in
business also through being a live-in Innkeeper, while running a
small Inn in a tourist town for two years not too far from the U
of A. I am at the point in my life where I want to enjoy my
family who are local and am committed with the right environment
to complete a book that’s been inspiring me for the last five
years. I have excellent references, both professional and
personal. I am of the old school so my work ethic and personal
values are my signature. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Mature Woman available to care for property/family needs ...
children, animals, gardens. Spicy Southern Special Ed progressive
teacher (Waldorf, homeschool, Montessori) massage
therapist/holistic consultant, landscaper/gardener/farmer, native
language is canine-chickens, dogs, cats, goats experience. Yoga
meditative lifestyle. Smoke free seeking same. Multicultural
background, sense of humor. Great cook, paleo, vegan, raw,
primitive, Vedic or just Southern style. Have caretaking
experience, hospice and dementia, around house painting.
Communal/off grid familiar, seeking similar using any or all of
skills in. Have cast iron skillet, will travel! References
available. Seeking long-term. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and mention Gazette in the subject line. Thanks. 

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For Sale: Unique property with ocean view on the South Pacific
Coast of Costa Rica. If your dream is to live in the tropics, run
your own bed and breakfast, have your own organic garden, or
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Arizona Cowboy has written true stories in four exciting and
interesting books all about half a century on horseback. 2005,
was the year the books closed on the Arizona, cattle and horse
ranch named the DK Ranch. After nearly fifty years there as a
cowhand, I had advanced as their chief honcho. During the start
of the year 2005, the handwriting on the wall began and the books
closed on this historic steer and horse ranch. I sadly, then,
became my pen-name, The Last DK Cowboy. Read stories of true
happenings during our daily work. Happily chasing steers over the
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usable cowponies. Join me by enjoying these true tales and later
in the other books describing a rewarding, exciting life among
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unusual, are just as I recollect them. To all those who have ever
dreamed of being a cowboy, here’s your chance to ride along
with me as your side-kick and saddle pard. You can view an
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