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“XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

CANADA

ON-SITE CARETAKER COUPLE needed for an adults 40+ complex, in the
Windsor Park area of Winnipeg. Successful applicants must possess
excellent tenant relation skills, maintenance and cleaning
experience. Must be bondable and have a current criminal record
check. A competitive salary and benefits package will be
provided. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE

CARETAKER needed immediately for a 30 acre farm located in
Knoxville, TN. The job is well suited for a mature, fit, honest
individual looking for a home and additional income. Duties
include handling and upkeep of three - five horses and,
maintaining a small barn, general miscellaneous property
maintenance, including mowing, using equipment such as a tractor
and being a general handy-man. Accommodation provided is a one
person efficiency apartment. Electric and water are included plus
a small income supplement of $400 and pasture board for one
horse. Other income is needed. Reliability and honesty are
essential and experience in all aspects of the job is required.
Please send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WASHINGTON

PROPERTY MANAGER TEAM needed. We have exceptional opportunities
for outstanding leaders! We are seeking a motivated and
enthusiastic Mobile Home Community Manager Team/Couple for a
mobile home park in the Auburn, WA area. This motivated team
player will take a hands-on approach in any necessary duties to
accomplish objectives; their performance is crucial in maximizing
the successful operation of the property. Must be a team (two
applicants), live on-site in a management provided home and have
computer and maintenance skills! We offer excellent compensation
for a motivated team and possible advancement opportunities. A
background check is required, which includes credit, criminal and
eviction history. Benefits include paid holidays and vacation.
Responsibilities are but not limited to: review and screen
potential applicants, rent collection, prepare monthly reports,
maintain organized resident files, enforce park rules, promote
positive resident relations through various programs, such as
newsletters, activities, or potlucks, park maintenance, and
property inspections. Qualified applicants, please fax both your
resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WEST VIRGINIA

PROPERTY CARETAKER WANTED. Caretaker needed to manage a property
in the northeastern West Virginia area. Duties include, but not
limited to, light carpentry, cutting grass, cutting trees and
firewood, running heavy farm equipment, spraying chemicals,
general upkeep of buildings and property, etc. Must be honest,
motivated and work well alone. Please fax resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in Austin, Texas. We will
consider all types of housing. We have handyman, maintenance and
technical skills. We have experience with hospitality, pet care,
gardening and landscaping. Excellent references can be provided.
Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, December 27, 2010

ARIZONA

HORSE RANCH CARETAKER needed in Prescott. In exchange for a
partially furnished efficiency apartment of approximately 400 sq
ft, and $100 per month, the person would be responsible for
feeding six horses twice a day, cleaning of the stalls twice
daily, and assisting with maintenance and repairs. Must be a
non-smoker, no pets or animals. Must be able to lift sacks and
bales of feed. This position is available immediately. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

A COUPLE IS NEEDED TO CARE for a 10-acre property. Our beautiful
property is in the Hills of Escondido near Valley Center, and has
fruit trees, gardens, lawns, a stage and amphitheater. We rent it
out to guests for family reunions, retreats and weddings. You can
go to our website, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more pictures and
details about the property. We will provide a one bedroom/one
bathroom in addition to a monthly salary of $1,500. Electricity
and well water are included. (City water, propane, telephone and
cable is all extra). Her duties will include: cleaning of
bedrooms, bathrooms, living space and kitchens; while cleaning
she will need to be able to write lists of minor repairs.
Depending on the amount of groups that we have coming in, she
will need to be responsible for turning over the living spaces of
the property and communicate with the owners who are not always
onsite. His duties will include: minor repairs, regular
maintenance; he needs to have experience with landscaping,
irrigation, gardening, electrical, plumbing, mechanics, drywall
as well as construction. Most important; although the owners
aren't always there, they are involved with all aspects of the
property and work very closely with the caretakers on projects
and to-do lists. The couple needs to be able to manage themselves
and other people, prioritize their time, change gears quickly
when emergencies arise and give estimates of time and money for
projects. Must have a truck and your own tools are a plus. If you
are a couple who loves nature, are hard workers and are
interested in this position send us your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed for a lake house in Franklin County,
Texas. Duties include, but not limited to general property
maintenance, landscaping, light electrical and carpentry work,
painting, and heavy cleaning. Job requirements: must have clean
driving record, speak English, lift up to 60 lbs. and pass random
drug and alcohol tests. Forty hours a week, no overtime, $16.00
an hour, plus benefits, cell phone and gas allowance. Please send
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Christian Retreat Center in Asotin, WA. We
are looking for an experienced handyman (with a big smile and
lots of enthusiasm) to caretake our Christian Retreat Center!
Duties include yard maintenance, cabin rental, and cabin cleanup.
Free housing provided, plus $400/month. No smoking, drugs, or
alcohol onsite. No pets. If you are interested in applying for
this caretaker position, please answer the questionnaire below
and email your answers to us along with your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 1. Last job____________ for how long
____________ 2. Is the no alcohol, tobacco and drugs OK with you?
____________ Rate yourself from 1-10 on the following (10 is
high): ____electrical repair ____ cleaning ____ lawn care _____
painting. Please refer to job code WS37602488 when responding to
this ad. Thank you.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESSFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER WANTED in exchange for accommodation and light
household work for a boarding house in Ultimo, New South Wales.
You will have your own furnished room, shared bathroom and all
services provided. Duties include some general cleaning on a
weekly basis, putting out the garbage, welcoming guests, filling
out paper work for guests and attending to guests from time to
time. Handy skills are a bonus (i.e. to change light bulbs, pull
a bed apart with assistance if necessary and ability to use
initiative). You need to be able to get along with others and
exercise authority if required. You need to be able to establish
a relationship with the owners of the business who don't live on
site. You need to have Christian values and exercise integrity
and honesty. The property is a boarding house which has undergone
updating to make it look presentable. We are close to the city
and 100 meters to Darling Harbour. Residents/guests are mostly
overseas students and long-term temporary workers. As the
residents generally stay between 2 - 12 months the turnover is
low. It is expected that you will be able to spend 12 - 15 hours
a week tending to all requirements. The guests/residents have
their own cleaning tasks so you will not be responsible for all
cleaning. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested
to arrange an interview.

CANADA

COUPLE NEEDED for fishing camp maintenance at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Join the staff of a small, family-run
fishing and hunting wilderness resort and live off grid in a log
cabin on a remote island of northwestern Ontario for four to five
months. This is full-time work (five full days per week) May 2011
through September 2011 or later. Looking for two friends or a
couple with skills in the following areas: immaculate cabin
cleaning, building maintenance and carpentry, painting, laundry,
lawn care and gardening, wood splitting, motor boat operations
and repair, friendly outgoing customer service, fishing
experience/dockhand, bow hunting, conservation and environmental
education. Must be in excellent physical condition - muscular
with the ability to carry 100 lbs at one time across a portage.
Cater to American anglers, work hand in hand with nature, and
spend your days off swimming, fishing, and exploring the boreal
forest around you. This is a summer job you will be talking about
for the rest of your life! See what it takes to run a rustic,
secluded, off the grid, wilderness resort from behind the scenes
with customer needs and weather constraints running 24/7. Looking
for mature, responsible, quick learners with a sense of
independence and adventure. Starting salary per/person is
$2,400/month or $12.50/hour plus free housing and meals provided.
(This is a great place to save money!). Non-smokers strongly
preferred. If you are an energetic, strong, hardworking person
and enjoy outdoor, physical work, send a cover letter detailing
your aspirations and interests, a resume complete with job skills
acquired and employer's phone numbers, and a letter of reference
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please send both applications together.
Applications accepted until January 30th, 2011. Phone interviews
of selected candidates will follow.

ENGLAND

LADY OR MAN is needed to run an exclusive B&B in a stunning,
riverside, 16th century manor near Canterbury, England, comprised
of seven magnificent four poster en-suite bedrooms. The grand
opening will be February/March 2011. Must be very experienced in
all aspects of hotel and bar management etc. and believe in
excellent customer service. This is a hands-on position, which
needs a happy funny person who loves people. May live-in if
wished, in a beautiful bedroom and amazing bathroom and large
shower. This is a full-time or part-time position. To apply,
please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Many thanks.

LOUISIANA

CARETAKER WANTED. Experienced, physically fit single or couple as
caretakers needed for a large, private estate in Slidell,
Louisiana. This is a long term, full-time 40 hour per week
live-in position. Duties include landscape maintenance, general
handyman work, pool, tree and lawn care. Cleaning and caring for
all outdoor buildings, fences and furniture. Use and maintenance
of heavy equipment required. Strong mechanical, electrical,
carpentry and plumbing experience a must. Housekeeping
requirements include routine cleaning and laundry services. This
is a unique opportunity for a special, hardworking couple,
looking for a rewarding career in a rural, natural environment.
Successful applicant must be a self starter with the ability to
work independently and perform regular duties without close
supervision. Compensation package includes on-site private
residence, (two bedroom, house, with one bath, attached garage,
etc., on two acres of wooded land, located in the middle of the
property) paid utilities (except telephone and satellite TV),
salary, health insurance and other benefits. High attention to
detail! Must pass a background check work well with people and
possess a valid US drivers License. Please fax your cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, December 17, 2010

AUSTRALIA

A CARETAKER COUPLE is needed for residential caretaking duties in
Rockhampton, Queensland. This position includes light duties, and
some office administration. Free accommodation will be provided.
This would be suitable for a retired pensioner couple.
Applications should be sent to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia
4700. Applications close Tuesday, January 4th 2011.

LOUISIANA

CARETAKER WANTED. Experienced, physically fit single or couple as
caretakers needed for a large, private estate in Slidell,
Louisiana. This is a long term, full-time 40 hour per week
live-in position. Duties include landscape maintenance, general
handyman work, pool, tree and lawn care. Cleaning and caring for
all outdoor buildings, fences and furniture. Use and maintenance
of heavy equipment required. Strong mechanical, electrical,
carpentry and plumbing experience a must. Housekeeping
requirements include routine cleaning and laundry services. This
is a unique opportunity for a special, hardworking couple,
looking for a rewarding career in a rural, natural environment.
Successful applicant must be a self starter with the ability to
work independently and perform regular duties without close
supervision. Compensation package includes on-site private
residence, (two bedroom, house, with one bath, attached garage,
etc., on two acres of wooded land, located in the middle of the
property) paid utilities (except telephone and satellite TV),
salary, health insurance and other benefits. High attention to
detail! Must pass a background check work well with people and
possess a valid US drivers License. Please fax your cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MINNESOTA

PART-TIME, EXPERIENCED, CARETAKER needed in Minneapolis. We are
seeking an experienced caretaker, for one or two people to live
on-site at our 15-unit efficiency apartment building. Applicants
must have previous caretaker experience. Light maintenance
required. Rent-free efficiency apartment provided plus up to
$100/month in bonuses are possible. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Be sure to include a day and evening phone
number, and specify you are applying for the France Avenue
Building. 

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in Austin, Texas. We will
consider all types of housing. We have handyman, maintenance and
technical skills. We have experience with hospitality, pet care,
gardening and landscaping. Excellent references can be provided.
Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a Narangba self storage facility. The
caretaker will be required to have handyman abilities along with
basic computer skills. Our modern facility has an attached
residence for this position. Duties involve keeping facility
clean and Saturday office duties. Please send applications and
referrals to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXAustralia 4551.

CANADA 

ESTATE MANAGER needed in Caledon, Ontario. An experienced
Property Manager (single or couple) is needed for two large
properties: an Estate/farm in Caledon and a family vacation lodge
in a remote Huntsville area location. In addition to
administrative responsibilities, the candidate(s) must have
relevant experience in managing these kinds of properties and be
able to roll up their sleeves once in a while. There is a basic
team of staff to manage. Flexible schedule. Cooking at the
Caledon estate will be required on some week-ends. Possibly
live-in. Salary range: $100,000+ CAD. Must be English speaking.
Must have experience in the hospitality industry and have a
current legal working status in Canada. This position starts in
March 2011. Please click here to apply for this position
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KENTUCKY

THE SALVATION ARMY is searching for a Camp Caretaker for The
Salvation Army’s Camp Paradise Valley in Burkesville, KY.
For the full Camp Caretaker’s job description, required
experience and educational requirements, and application form,
please click here: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

3RD GENERATION FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS is seeking a reliable,
hard-working innkeeper (prefer a single person) for the 2011
Season (April to November) in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
The innkeeper will live on premises with free-utilities, salary,
and end of season bonus. Seeking applicants with prior innkeeping
experience, energy, and ability to perform labor intensive tasks
such as the upkeep of grounds and gardening, housekeeping with
laundry, phone reservations and our online reservations system,
and checking guests in. We have three levels of stairs which can
be taxing on the body. This is a very fast paced job. I cannot
express enough how physical the job is and how hard a Boothbay
Harbor season can be. No-smoking and no pets allowed. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

ON-SITE CARETAKER TEAM needed! A well established management
company is seeking a caretaker team to live on site at a luxury
building in Golden Valley to assist the resident manager. The
duties will include cleaning all common areas of the building,
apartment turnovers, maintenance, yard work and snow removal. One
team member must be home days and be available every other
weekend. Professional appearance and leasing experience
preferred. Must pass a background check. Compensation includes a
large two bedroom apartment plus salary. Please fax your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXattn: 

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESSFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

Monday, December 13, 2010

AUSTRALIA

PART-TIME CARETAKER needed in the Northern Tablelands, New South
Wales. This position would be very suitable for an active
pensioner or retiree for our mixed farm in the Inverell area.
Accommodation and small wage will be provided in exchange for
light duties. Farm experience will be an advantage. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKERS WANTED in Pollock Pines. A two bedroom/one bath mobile
home will be available in exchange for help around the ranch.
There is room for horses, and knowledge of horses will be a plus.
I prefer retired or stay-at-home people, but will consider all. I
have a bad back and need someone who can do the chores I can't.
We live in generator country - so a generator is required. Please
send a letter with your phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR a reliable, single person to housesit our
lovely view home in Salt Spring Island, BC from now until the end
of March. Good references are essential. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss.

IRELAND

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Delgany/Greystones in County Wicklow,
Ireland from February 16th to March 9th, 2011. We are a couple
who live in the beautiful and much sought after town of
Greystones in Co. Wicklow in a lovely bungalow overlooking the
Irish Sea, where we can view ships that pass by. Greystones was
voted the most desirable village of less than 20,000 inhabitants
to live in the world by the Chinese recently. It has everything
one could dream of in terms of amenities, such as top class
restaurants, excellent shopping, sporting facilities including
the sea, lovely walks in the Wicklow Mountains and of course
Wicklow is known as the garden of Ireland. We even have our very
own theatre! We are looking for a housesitter(s) when we go to
France to look after our cats. We have a Burmese who is 10 years
of age and a new chocolate Siamese kitten, who is only three
months old and who must be taken care of like a new born baby! So
if you are interested in this proposition we would love to hear
from you. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Kind regards, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH AFRICA

A BUTLER IS NEEDED in Johannesburg, South Africa. We are looking
for a professional Butler with at least two years of experience
in a prestigious household. This is a full-time, live-in
position. Both Portuguese and English languages are requested for
this Butler position. Salary will depend on experience. To apply
for this new position, please click here: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CALIFORNIA

RURAL BUDDHIST RETREAT CENTER seeking an experienced gardener for
a new raised bed veggie/flower garden and 1/4 acre row garden for
January 2011. Work, learn and live at Ratna Ling Retreat Center,
a Buddhist community located in the beautiful coastal hills of
Sonoma County in northern California, about three hours north of
San Francisco. (You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ).
Includes accommodations, vegetarian meals, a small living
allowance of $150 per month and classes in various aspects of
Buddhism. We are seeking someone who is healthy, strong, well
organized, has planned and managed large gardens in the past;
flexible, can communicate effectively with our kitchen and can
work independently. Position will also include maintenance and
irrigation of some of the site landscaping. People who like to
work hard and have a sincere interest in Buddhism are a good
match for us. Our weekly schedule is demanding (six days a week)
and rewarding. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details
and application. See our resident volunteer web site for info and
photos at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Need not be Buddhist to apply.
Minimum one year commitment with 90 day trial period included. We
cannot accept children or pets.

ESTATE CARETAKER needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Estate. The
caretaker will be responsible for the buildings and grounds on
one of the finest estates in Northern California. This is a
full-time position, with housing provided. This caretaker
position has excellent benefits including health, 401k plan, and
a pension. Salary will be based on experience. Please mail your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Notting Hill Gate, London, England from
December 17 to January 4. Need a housesitter to occupy our house
while we are away on holiday. We have two undemanding goldfish
and some plants to water once a week, in our very comfortable
family house in Notting Hill Gate. We have Sky TV, wireless LAN,
etc. For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in Austin, Texas. We will
consider all types of housing. We have handyman, maintenance and
technical skills. We have experience with hospitality, pet care,
gardening and landscaping. Excellent references can be provided.
Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, December 6, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER POSITION available. This is ideally suited for a
retired couple who prefer a rural background. Free rent provided
in a one bedroom studio in exchange for light duties around the
farmhouse. We are close to Yass, New South Wales. Sober habits
are a must. No pets allowed. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks a part-time, live-in caretaker. Must
be honest, bondable, diligent, clean, organized, and a meticulous
housekeeper with experience in household repairs and grounds
keeping. This is a part-time job with full-time separate housing
provided. Compensation also includes salary and utilities.
Couples welcome. Successful candidates must pass a background
check and drug test. To apply, please fax a cover letter and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

EXPERIENCED ON-SITE CARETAKER required for a 71 unit apartment
complex in North Kildonan, Manitoba. We are looking for a mature
couple with good people skills. Duties will include general
cleaning, yard work, and small repairs. Compensation includes a
two bedroom apartment and salary. Please fax your resume to the
Property Manager at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI'I. Looking for conscious earth stewards for
an earth-based dharma center in Ka'u, Hawai'i. Beginning January
first, 2011. Minimum stay: six months. Longer stay, a
possibility. Preferably a couple, and you must have a car. Ideal
space for those who cherish elegant, voluntary simplicity, for
whom self inquiry, beauty, mindfulness and integrity are
important. We are asking for 30 hours per week (mostly
maintaining gardens and an orchard) in exchange for a beautiful
home. (High speed internet available.) Work-trade for single
people also available throughout the year. Please see:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For details, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NORTH CAROLINA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks candidates for the position of
Caretaker in Marion, NC. The ideal candidate will be responsible
for the protection, security and maintenance of all Lake Tahoma
corporate property and security of stockholder properties.
Candidates must be capable of performing physical labor and
overseeing the activities of an Assistant Caretaker. Position
requires Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certification.
Candidates applying without certification will be considered but
will be required to complete BLET training if hired. Position
requires strong work ethic, ability to perform manual labor,
relational and management skills and ability to maintain records.
This is a salaried position with benefits including on-site
housing. The Caretaker reports directly to the Lake Tahoma, Inc.
Board of Directors. Candidate interviews will begin immediately
with the position available May 1, 2011. References will be
helpful and are requested. Interested candidates should reply to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

VANCOUVER, BC: IMPECCABLE REFERENCES available to demonstrate
this reliable, healthy, energetic, handy, non-smoking
professional gentleman's credentials. I live and work in Powell
River, BC, but need housing in Vancouver while on temporary work
assignment for my employer, a well-established provincial
government agency, from January to April or May 2011. Will
happily commit to caring for the right place for that time
period. My wife will occasionally join me for a weekend, but her
primary residence will remain our Powell River home. You may
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks!

Mature professional lady seeks long or short term farm/animal
sitting position. I have experience with horses, dogs, cats,
chickens, cows, etc. In addition, I have a human healthcare
background so I can treat animals with special medical needs.
Most recently I managed a large thoroughbred breeding facility. I
am single with a well-behaved 5-year-old Jack Russell and can
relocate easily. Excellent references are available. Kindly email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/HOUSE-SITTER/GARDENER: responsible, single Hispanic
man, 65, no dependents, does no drugs, smoking or drinking; Is
vegetarian/vegan, retired professional tailor and artist, TV
producer/editor, seeks permanent or long term live-in house
sitting/gardener / pet sitting position anywhere in California by
the end of 12/10 or 1/11; Has 20+ years experience as live-in
caretaker/house sitter; Excellent driving and credit record, no
debts; Experienced driver with Dodge van can do errands and light
hauling. Excellent references and resume sent upon request.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 8 AM - 9 PM, Pacific Time at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, December 2, 2010

CANADA

WANTED ASAP: a mature couple for security and janitorial duties
at Pioneer Acres Museum located north of Irricana, Alberta. Must
have your own mobile home and live on site. We are looking for a
couple for part-time caretaking duties. We pay all utilities and
taxes for your services as caretakers. If you have a mobile home
and are interested in this position, please fax a letter of
interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

EGYPT

PROFESSIONAL BUTLER requested for an important household in
Cairo, Egypt. This is a live-in position. Applicants must have at
least five years experience in the hospitality industry. Must
demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude, and have a
pleasant and professional manner and be well presented at all
times. Please click here for an application and more details:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

HUNTING CAMP COOK/HOUSEKEEPER needed. This full-time, live-in
position requires a self-sufficient individual for the kitchen
management of a remote Hunting Camp serving 3 – 42 guests
near Patten, Maine. Will need experience in kitchen operation,
sanitation, purchasing, budgeting, meal preparation and service.
Further duties include, cabin housekeeping and light office
duties. Applicant needs outstanding people skills to communicate
with guests and staff. Must be comfortable living in rustic
conditions. Position open to a single person or couple.
Additional duties required for a couple seeking employment.
Salary, room and board, and tips available. References required,
and a background and drug check will be performed. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW JERSEY

OVERNIGHT CARETAKER needed for a home-bound woman. I am looking
for someone who can live in a house, rent-free with a bed-ridden
elderly woman. No cooking or cleaning required. Need a companion
to be able to be in the house from 11pm to 8am daily to be
company in the home of this elderly woman. There is plenty of
Medicare provided daytime home health aides, but they provide no
overnight presence. I'm not looking for medical assistance, just
a live-in companion so she is not alone. If there is any wage
offering it will be minimal since there is no work required.
Please email a letter explain why you are interested in this
position and at least three references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

I am a retired Midwestern grandmother with an adorable
granddaughter who has some special needs. I need to be in Los
Angeles to help my daughter with her program. Am looking for a
house sit in January/February 2011 on or near the beach in the LA
area. I would love to take care of your home, garden and pets
while you are absent. My passions are my family, reading,
bicycling, hiking and traveling. I am the most organized person
you can meet and keep an extremely clean house, 100% dependable.
Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, November 29, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER wanted for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Applicants must
have good communications skills and have your own van/motor home
to live in, on-site. Must be able to operate machinery here.
Should be self motivated and be able to work independently. Must
have a current driver's license. Please forward your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Applications close on December 15th, 2010

CANADA

CARETAKERS AND RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS needed. Full-time resident
caretaker couple required for a 150+ unit high-rise apartment
building in North Burnaby, BC. Must be able to do minor repairs
and cleaning. Experience required. To apply, please fax your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RHODE ISLAND

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small, non-profit wildlife center, located
on 3.75 acres in a rural setting. Animals include six hawks and
owls, plus three dogs. A two bedroom, first floor apartment will
be provided rent free, but you pay utilities. A car is available.
We are just ten minutes from the ocean. The position is available
mid-August 2011 until mid-January 2012. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXand put “caretaker position” in
the subject line.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

We are a married couple, ages 58 and 60, seeking a change of
life, with a light property caretaking position in the mountains
of NC or TN, available in January, 2011. Need a light stipend and
cabin/home for 25 - 30 hours per week work each. Between us we
have long-term carpentry/handyman, pet care, office
(correspondence, errands, bill paying, and light housekeeping,
etc.) skills and experience. We would need two days off per week
and a one to two week vacation per year. Seeking long-term
position. Have older family pets (well-behaved and
non-destructive), plus he smokes a pipe (only outside) but no
drugs, alcohol or other issues. Have great 10 year landlord
references and can provide character references. If you are a
decent, caring, and honest property owner seeking the same in
property caretakers, contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No
grouches, please.

Quiet, reliable, motivated 45-year-old house sitter, pet sitter,
horse sitter, janitor and yard work. Seeks position in metro
Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal or similar. Current US DL, excellent
driving record with experience driving in snow/mountains, but no
car, prefer area with public transit. Light drinker, no drugs, no
criminal record. Published fiction and technical writer seeking a
place to write for the next three to six months. Available
December 10th until? Please email Mel in Seattle at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, November 22, 2010

AUSTRALIA

HOUSESITTER and caring person needed to look after our two
pampered pooches and our herb and veggie garden in Victor Harbor,
South Australia (a seaside resort township one hour from
Adelaide) from December 23, 2010 until January 2, 2011. Victor
Harbor is a lovely holiday town to spend a while. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BAHAMAS 

CARETAKER WANTED for a private island in Exumas, Bahamas from
January through April 2011. Need a responsible, non-smoker,
single or couple. Small boat operation and maintenance experience
required. Carpentry, general maintenance, and small equipment
mechanic skills needed. Private living arrangements provided. For
details, please email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA 

HOUSE/PET SITTER WANTED near Raleigh, North Carolina (we live
close to Raleigh, in a small town called Stem) from December 26th
through January 1st. We live in a restored old Victorian home on
two acres with a nice hot tub for use by the housesitter. We have
four rescue dogs that mean the world to us and we wish to keep
them in their home with a petsitter who loves dogs while we take
a trip. One of our dogs is on medication. For more information,
please email Jan at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RHODE ISLAND

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a beautiful, often cold and snowy, old
home outside of North Smithfield, while I will be away from
December 15 through January 2, 2011. Feeding my dog and cat, and
keeping the house warm, are the main requirements. No pay, but I
will provide all utilities. Seeking reliable, honest, contented
animal and country lovers, with references. There will be plenty
of time to do your own thing here, such as reading, writing,
painting, sculpting, etc. Please no smoker(s), drugs, etc. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

ENGLAND

A WEST LONDON unfurnished, self-contained, one bedroom flat is
available. This will be provided rent-free for 12 hours house
work per week – in the mornings on Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
This would suit a mature single person with other outside income.
Must be non-smoking, with no pets. Please mail a letter about
yourself and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

URGENT! Our caretaker resigned last week due to an injury so we
need the position filled immediately. We need a live-in caretaker
in northeastern New Mexico on a remote, cattle ranch. A furnished
studio apartment, DSL, utilities, and TV will be provided. The
position includes care of an elderly man who uses a Hoveround
power chair. He needs assistance with use of bathroom lift,
meals, bathing and dressing, coverage for my town trips and
respite time, and farm chores, feeding animals, and gardening. No
drugs, alcohol or smoking. Stipend provided. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Athletic, very responsible 61-year-old couple from Seattle seeks
housesitting/caretaking position for May/June in Marin or Sonoma
Counties California. We are a registered Nurse and a Hydrologist
with years of housesitting experience. References available on
request. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Monday, November 15, 2010

AUSTRALIA

WE ARE SEEKING A CARETAKER/CUSTODIAN for Saumarez Homestead in
Armidale, New South Wales to provide security, maintenance and
cleaning for the property and grounds for up to seven hours per
week. This is not a salaried position; however accommodation
located on-site will be provided in lieu of salary. Applicants
should have experience in caretaking, preferably within a
historic property context and be able to flex around the various
events and functions held on the property. This is a great role
if you love being involved in the care and maintenance of a
historic property and enjoy a work/life balance that can flex
around these duties. Applications, including a resume and at
least two references should be sent to the Property Manager,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by Friday, December 3, 2010. Previous
applicants need not apply.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in North Scottsdale, Tasmania. We would love
to find a lovely middle aged lady or couple to look after our
home and three little dogs and canary in May of 2011. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

HOUSE/PET SITTER NEEDED for a charming small house in northern
California wine country, January 5 through March 23, 2011.
Looking for a responsible, capable person to be in house while I
am traveling. Two indoor cats need loving care and appreciate
company. Native plants and roses require light maintenance. House
is within easy walking distance from downtown Santa Rosa, three
blocks from a twice weekly farmers market, one hour from San
Francisco, and approximately 40 minutes from the coast. It has
wood floors, wireless internet and lots of sunshine in the living
area. Cats would not accept additional pets! Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS 

RESORT GENERAL MANAGER COUPLE needed. Manage this "customer
service intense" remote Texas resort that caters to both
individuals who like the beauty and quiet of being OUT THERE and
the Who's Who of Hollywood when they want to get away from it
all. Staff needs training and direction. Must have the ability to
plan ahead and having an eye for detail is a must. There is a
very caring remote owner. A small but adequate home will be
provided. This is a very hands-on position for individuals who
love to give service. The couple must complement each other with
their hospitality skills. Applicants must have three years
management work stability at a quality resort-hotel or restaurant
property. The resort has 30 - 40 rooms, full spa, trail riding -
no schools. Drug and background checks are required. Between the
two of you need to have experience in most of the major
departments, with good computer skills and ability to navigate
the internet, and solid 3/4 star, stable, experience. Salary is
$75,000 $85,000/year with a full benefits package. Applicants
should mail their resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, November 12, 2010

AUSTRALIA

RECEPTION/CARETAKER needed. We are looking for a relief caretaker
to look after our Caravan Park and General Store for 1½
days per week while the manager has days off. Experience in the
Caravan Park Industry and front desk reservation system
preferred, but not essential. You must have your RSA (Responsible
Service of Alcohol) for the licensed bottle shop here. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia 5214 or hand
deliver to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ILLINOIS

WE HAVE A WONDERFUL POSITION available for a Domestic Couple in
Chicago! A professional couple with a 10-year-old and a
2-month-old seek a domestic couple. Their home is 14,000 sq ft.
The female would be the housekeeper and babysitter. Duties
include full cleaning, laundry, cooking, and organizing. The male
would be responsible for home repairs, driving and errands. A
private apartment in the building is provided. Must speak English
and prefer some Russian. Qualified couple candidates can apply
through our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Looking for an on-site caretaking team
to clean an apartment complex, and handle lawn/snow care. The
compensation for this position would be a two bedroom apartment.
To apply, please mail a letter of interest to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

LOOKING TO HOUSESIT - I am a 42-year-old mother of two living in
Colorado. I am looking to housesit in the Burbank or surrounding,
California area in January, February and March, 2011. My
16-year-old, very well-behaved and a straight-A student (smile),
son will be with me the entire time. My 5-year-old daughter (also
an angel) will be with me part of the time. I am a non-smoker; we
are quiet and will be respectful of your property. Willing to
care for pets, plants and lawn or garden. Sound references
available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks!

I’m a published young writer/actor just fully-recovered
from lifesaving center-brain surgery that almost killed me.
(Irony!) FINALLY able to work again, the urgent medical necessity
is now pronto escape from crippling Northeast Darkness. Ideally
seeking private SoCal property caretaker housing (with internet,
plus stipend if possible), but open to most anything in the
healing south/west American sunlight. Quiet, friendly,
trustworthy, respectful, LOVE dogs and beasties. Previous 25+
jobs include newspaper reporter and most-syndicated New England
columnist, carpenter/painter, farmhand, excavation laborer,
pet-sitter, children's swim instructor, late-night talk show
grunt, and my own decade-plus lawn-care business. Memoir/business
ghostwriting abilities also offered. Kindhearted folks interested
in giving this survivor a chance, please contact Tyler at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

AUSTRALIA

A FISHING LODGE on the Coburg Peninsular requires a caretaker for
an immediate start. Accommodation, meals and flights to and from
the site will be arranged. This caretaker position requires a
sound mechanical knowledge and will live onsite for a period of
time. Duties include: site security, fuel and mooring monitoring,
and guest house and site maintenance. For further information
please call Glen on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
MINNESOTA

A SAINT LOUIS PARK APARTMENT BUILDING is seeking an experienced
two-person team (one person must stay home days) to live on-site.
Both people must have previous experience as a Caretaker or
Building Manager in an apartment building position. Light
maintenance skills are a must. A 32 or 41-unit building is
available for part-time employment. You are provided a
two-bedroom apartment, and salary with possible bonus up to
$225.00 per month. To apply, please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Be sure to include a day and evening phone
number. Thanks.

SCOTLAND

A GENTLEMAN WITH ESTABLISHED BOARDING KENNELS located in western
Scotland will provide accommodation and keep with remuneration
for a person willing to help with books, house, telephone, plus
kennel work as required. A driver’s license for Scotland is
essential. To apply for this position, please mail your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Wholistic Health Caregiver: Over 25 years in the wholistic health
field in diet, cooking, herbal consults and lifestyle. Will
accept a bungalow/art studio on your back 40 and a reasoned
stipend. Warm zones. Please write PO Box 11436, Wilmington, NC,
28404 for an interview appointment, or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PACIFIC NORTHWEST AREA. Retired electrical worker seeks to
exchange caretaking/handyman services for living quarters. I am
experienced with many skills, have a wide variety of tools,
pickup truck and utility trailer. My dog and cat are very well
behaved and loveable. Completely housebroken and loyal. I am
presently on a large horse boarding ranch in Sequim, WA. I am 67
and quite healthy. I am active and a self starter. I would expect
about 20 hours a week of work. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, November 8, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED for our farm in the Inverell area of the
Northern Tablelands (New South Wales). This position would be
very suitable for an active pensioner or retiree for our mixed
farm here. Accommodation and a small wage will be available in
exchange for light duties on the farm. Farm experience is an
advantage. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

NORTH CAROLINA
 
HELP NEEDED in western North Carolina (3,500 ft). This is a great
opportunity for a serious couple or individual. Part-time
caretaker (70 hours/month) needed to maintain a small upscale
estate five miles from downtown Asheville. Work includes yard
work, mowing, and small repairs. Must be able to use a small
tractor and large mower. Must love animals and the work also
includes horses and dogs. In return, you will be able to live
rent free in a one bedroom spacious apartment on site with
utilities, exclusive of phone, TV, and internet services. Pet(s)
allowed. Please fax your detailed resume/bio to fax number:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
PENNSYLVANIA

SKILLED CARETAKING COUPLE WANTED in Marshallton, PA to assist in
maintaining a beautiful 18th century estate and potential B&B
on 15 acres. We need an experienced, competent, honest team to
keep the property well maintained in exchange for a two bedroom
apartment with garage and utilities. (25 hours per week plus
profit sharing on any B&B revenue.) Need to start ASAP. The
farm is located in the Brandywine Valley and minutes from
Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum and Winterthur. Located
in Brandywine Hunt Country we offer riding lessons, trail rides
and foxhunting from our property. Experience with horses a plus
but not necessary. The owner is also interviewing for a
bookkeeper for several multifamily apartment buildings.
Bookkeeping experience relating to multifamily housing would be a
real plus. Please email your resume(s) and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PORTUGAL 

HOUSESITTER WANTED this winter. I am looking for someone or a
couple willing to look after my land and house, with 12 acres of
woodland and meadows in an isolated area in the north of
Portugal, during a 7-week period in the beginning of next year
(not sure when yet, most probably the end of January, or the
beginning of February). With the house come two pet dogs that
would need feeding and attention. My house is located about six
miles from a little village called Cabeceiras de Basto. The
distance to Guimarães is 25 miles, Braga is 35 miles, and
Oporto is 60 miles. All cities can be reached via perfectly
maintained toll highways. The distance from the house to the toll
highway A7 is about four miles. The housesitter will stay in the
apartment on the ground floor, consisting of a living room with
kitchen sink, bedroom with a big bed (1.60x2.00metres), bathroom
with toilet and walk-in shower. The apartment is equipped with:
air conditioner (cold and warm), wi-fi-internet, TV with
international channels (BBC, CNN), microwave, gas stove, washing
machine, and fridge with separate deep-freezer. There's also the
possibility to make use of a little office adjacent to the
apartment with a desk, airco, internet and telephone. Due to the
isolated location of the house a car is a must. Either bring your
own or rent one at the airport. The closest airport is in Oporto.
Pictures of the house, apartment and dogs will be sent on
request. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Energetic empty nesters recently completed 19 month, 45,000 mile
tour, living and working in an RV, giving away thousands of new
shoes to people in need. My husband is a former property manager
who can fix anything with duct tape and ingenuity. I'm a
professional speaker on the topic of customer service. We'll
treat your property with professionalism and respect. We're
"mature" enough to handle any situation while also
taking the initiative to fulfill your mission. We're
"young" enough to swim with the manatees and appear on
the Fox reality show Trading Spouses! Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Successful artist seeking long-term caretaking/lease in New
Orleans. I'm quiet and NON-substance abuse/drama. Excellent
references. I'm the "watchdog" of my neighborhood. I've
been in my current place 12 wonderful years; owner is selling due
to advancing age. My artwork is clean and neat; so am I. I will
treat your property with care and respect. Please contact Alicia
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXor call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Friday, November 5, 2010

BELIZE

HELP NEEDED to caretake a private residence in Placencia Village.
Requires the maintenance of a lush tropical garden, structures
and a dog and cat. House provided along with a salary. References
needed and an understanding of Spanish and third world living
would be a plus. Please email a letter about yourself, along with
your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

CARETAKERS/RESIDENT MANAGERS needed in Edmonton, AB Canada. A
Midwest property management company is seeking a professional
site manager for two buildings with a combined 300+ units, in and
around downtown Edmonton. Candidates must have at least two to
three years of residential property management experience with
management of 200+ units, strong managerial skills and excellent
computer, sales and customer service skills. A valid Canadian
driver's license and vehicle are required to get to the sites. A
clear police clearance is required upon hire. Please fax your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK needed in the north of England. We are seeking
an experienced housekeeper who is willing to provide an efficient
and effective service to a good standard. Duties include cooking,
shopping, laundry and cleaning. Candidates must have experience
in a similar role, be a team player, have the ability to
organize/prioritize duties, possess a cheerful and friendly
manner, a full driving license and be a non-smoker. Working 40
hours per week, separate live-in accommodation is provided. Full
job details including salary/benefits to be discussed at
interview. Relevant UK working papers are required. Please apply
in writing by sending your full resume and covering letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA 

PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED in central North Carolina, December 20,
2010 to January 4, 2011. Dates are somewhat flexible. Light
duties: caring for two indoor/outdoor cats, bringing in mail, and
watering plants. I have a 3-bedroom home in a rural area, but an
easy drive to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham. Winters are mild
here, so you can enjoy the community walking trails and outdoor
areas. You should love cats. Mine like lots of attention, and are
accustomed to having someone at home nearly all the time.
References required. Please contact Susan at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

FREE RENT available in Cedar Creek in exchange for live-in dog
kennel/house help. Here's the deal: I'm a professional AKC show
dog handler and I'm on the road three to five days out of the
week almost every week of the year. I own a 1,700 square foot
house on 2.5 fenced acres in Cedar Creek with a small kennel
attached to the house. I need someone to take care of my house
and personal dogs while I am away at dog shows and help me
prepare to leave and unload when I return. You must be extremely
trustworthy, honest, and detail oriented with a love for dogs.
You must not be a smoker, druggie, or TV addict. Must have prior
animal care experience (personal or professional). This is
perfect for a part-time student or retiree looking to save money.
You get a private bedroom, full bath, shared common areas with
TV, stereo, and paid internet, utilities, and beautiful secure
property for your one or two well behaved dogs. Work includes but
is not limited to: Help in caring for dogs of various sizes,
cleaning runs, loading, unloading, cleaning motorhome, doing
laundry, running errands, and light house and yard work. Hours
are not ridged as long as the work gets done. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WASHINGTON’S NORTHERN OLYMPIC PENINSULA: Retired electrical
worker seeks to exchange caretaker/handyman services for living
quarters. I have a wide variety of experience in vocational
skills and tools to use in those jobs. I have a mid-sized pickup
truck with rack. I am retired and in fairly good health, a
Christian with integrity and references. I am artistic, musical,
an amateur boat builder, mechanically inclined, quiet and love
animals. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor more details or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, November 1, 2010

AUSTRALIA

WANTED: a reliable person/couple for handyperson/light caretaker
duties in Tanunda, a town located in the Barossa Valley region of
South Australia. Must live on site and to be onsite weekends and
after hours in exchange for a comfortable three bedroom
accommodation, rent free. Applications are to be in writing with
references and applications must be willing to undertake a Police
Clearance. No pets. Applications to be posted and addressed as
follows: Handyperson/Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

GROUNDS KEEPER/CARETAKER needed for a country estate in Cochrane,
Alberta. Our client is seeking a live-in couple to assist them
with the homeowner’s house, grounds, contents, pets and
plants, and to provide five days per week of work to assist the
homeowners in maintaining the property. This is a full-time
permanent long-term position. The grounds keeper/caretakers will
be supplied (at no charge) with a private home (a two
bedroom,1,500 sq. ft., five-year-old house, with two baths,
attached garage, etc., on five acres of wooded land, backing on
to the creek on the estate) on the property outside of Calgary in
the country. Utilities and wireless internet are included. The
only expenses are telephone and satellite TV. Salary of $2,500
per month. The homeowner will undertake to respect your privacy
and your right to quiet enjoyment of the above described
premises. In exchange, you will respect the homeowner’s
privacy and quiet enjoyment of their property. All minor repairs
to be completed in a timely manner. Must not work anywhere else.
Duties required are cleaning the house, yard work, and
maintenance of the house; and in town: clean the parking lots,
maintain landscaping of the commercial properties, do minor
repairs, mowing the lawn, changing the implements on the tractor,
removing deadfall, clearing the snow, rototilling the garden,
spring and fall clean up, etc. Need to assist with minor
construction or maintenance projects on the property, such as
building fences, planters, bridges, and house maintenance. Prefer
a married couple, ages: 40-55 years-old. Must drive, and speak
English. No allergies to cats - must be in good health. The
homeowners go away a lot, for short periods or up to a month at a
time. A $1,000 damage deposit is required. This deposit, and any
applicable interest, is fully refundable. Couple must supply
references and illing to make a long-term commitment. Apply today
by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

FREE RENT AND UTILITIES available for a two bedroom apartment in
downtown Kalkaska, near the Traverse City State Forest. Seeking a
mature person or couple to occupy this newly remodeled two
bedroom apartment. Must be non-drinkers and be at home every
night to monitor the property. Please fax your letter of interest
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NICARAGUA 

GENERAL MANAGER needed for a busy café in Nicaragua.
Requirements: fluent Spanish and English, third world experience,
unflappable disposition, basic computer skills, and excellent
people skills. Compensation: housing and stipend to cover basic
(local) living costs. Timeframe: Nicaraguan 6-day, 48-hour
workweek but days off will be arranged. Typical workload: 65%
active supervision, 25% administrative, 10% planning/meeting.
Start date to be determined. Description of Ideal Candidate:
intelligent, slightly jaded (but not completely cynical), strict
yet forgiving of human failings, excellent customer service,
decision-maker, fair and honest, responsible, pragmatic (not
reactive) in problem solving. Restaurant experience (especially
Waffle House!) helpful. Able to wash dishes or work a cash
register as needed. Can laugh when both water and power fail at
the same time - and then keep going. Notices what things could be
done faster or better and introduces such improvements. Should be
slightly perturbed by a messy working area but able to tidy up in
a matter of minutes. Treats (marvelous) staff with great respect,
but disciplines as necessary. Independent and capable of forging
ties in a strange new place and comes with the intention of
making Nicaragua home for at least a year. If fun for you is
seeing through a crazy rush and then high-fiving all the players
who made it possible, this job is for you. Description of a Poor
Match: If you want to come to Nicaragua to “make a
difference”; if you believe that “we have so much and
they have so little”; if your concept of a good boss
features someone in a suit directing others, … skip past
this ad. Furthermore, personality types that are avoidant of
conflict, overly shy (not to be confused with
“quiet”), into partying, and/or uninterested in
blending in with the local cultural norms need not apply. Serious
inquiries only. Please email a brief cover letter and resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

RANCH HAND, CARETAKER, HORSE TRAINER wanted. I am looking for a
green horse rider and Handy person to live on my small ranch
north of Terrell, outside of Dallas. Please email Pat at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Conscious, creative, mature professional female House
Manager/Personal Asst desires exceptional position in
California!! Twelve years plus experience includes property
management, personal assistant, caretaker and luxury retail in
Aspen, Colorado. Attention to details from administration to
zumba!! Cooking, cleaning, high level entertaining, grounds and
property, pets, transportation, flower arranging and much more!!
Joyful, positive energy. Impeccable references. In California
presently. Available Now!! Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXThank you!

Fit and healthy retired couple in early 60’s who have just
completed a three-month cross-country bicycle trip. Seeking a
caretaking situation requiring a mature, reliable, self-starting
couple. Open to either a long- or short-term position depending
on location. Our careers often found us living in on-site
housing, providing caretaking, grounds keeping, building
maintenance and a security presence during off-season periods.
Have been staff/faculty for an environmental education facility,
ranch winter keepers, dude ranch workers, fly fishing guides, ski
instructors, state park employees, and homeowners. Flexible and
play well with others and are ready to take a position as soon as
possible. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I am a really cool 62-year old widow with two small dogs. I am
retiring on November 10th. I am quiet, clean, friendly and have a
quirky sense of humor. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs. I am a
quilt maker and published author. Computer access a must! I am
seeking to trade my services in animal care, taking care of your
property or looking in on your loved one from time to time, or
just being a companion, in exchange for housing with utilities
paid. Prefer California, but open to other locations. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NEVADA 

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Mesquite, Nevada. We are seeking a
female caretaker for our father, a 72-year-old man with Dementia
and Parkinson's. The job requirements are as follows: helping
getting in and out of bed, bathing-showering, shaving, lifting
180 lbs, feeding, walking, sitting and enjoying companionship a
lot, some light housekeeping and laundry, possibly a cooked
dinner for our family, and giving medication. The caretaker will
live with us and our family household. The position pays
$2,000/month and includes board and food. Looking for a very
positive and fun loving person. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more details.

TEXAS 

A REMOTE SOUTHERN TEXAS ESTATE (two hours south of San Antonio)
is seeking one individual to act as Household/Estate Manager.
This estate holds two homes, one 30,000 square foot and the other
10,000 square foot. The Household/Estate Manager will be
responsible for overseeing other staff (which includes four
housekeepers and a chef) as well as vendors, event planning and
coordination, and purchasing; must also be familiar with fine
dining. You must be bilingual (English & Spanish), flexible,
honest beyond reproach, able to keep confidentiality, very
responsible and professional, able to converse easily with
anyone, and have an impeccable appearance. Must have previous
experience in the duties for which they will be responsible. This
is an outstanding opportunity for a true professional. No
smoking, pets or other family members. Salary commensurate with
skills and experience and includes housing. This is only one of
many homes that the employer owns, and it is used as a hunting
retreat for their family and friends. Very hectic schedule from
now through March and will include working all holidays. Chance
for advancement would include managing all of their properties.
Respond ONLY by email if you are interested; no phone calls,
please. Only those with an employment application on file with us
and the required experience will be considered; application
available online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Questions can be
addressed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A WEST TEXAS CATTLE RANCH is looking for a couple with good work
ethics and morals, with cattle and horse skills, some farming
knowledge and computer literacy. Nice housing, good salary and
vehicle provided. To apply, please mail your work history and
references along with qualifications to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

20-year-old male seeking housesitting/petsitting or caretaking
opportunities, preferably in Manchester, England. Mature,
reliable and trustworthy. Can garden and am good with animals:
have fostered kittens four weeks old (reference available). I
have excellent problem solving skills and am able to learn. Also
good with a computer. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, October 25, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/ GARDENER needed. A permanent position exists on a
property situated in close proximity to Longreach. A
pensioner/pensioner couple would be suitable for this position. A
furnished four bedroom, two bathroom cottage will be provided.
Gardening and some light farm duties are required and caretaking
from time to time. Interested persons should send written
applications including current references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a caretaker
who has their own living accommodations (RV/Trailer) and skills
in construction and landscaping, to live on our resident camp
property near Lake Cuyamaca. In 2003, our Resident Camp WoLaHi
was devastated by the Cedar Fire and we lost 58 acres of forest
and all 20 buildings. We are in phase II of a re-development plan
to get children back into resident camping programs by the summer
of 2011. We are looking for a "retired" contractor,
carpenter, handyman, or architect, who would live on the property
for free, in exchange for supervising work crews, weekend
volunteers, "rental-user groups/campers on weekends",
and also have the skills to work on small construction projects,
cut wood for sale, maintaining the swimming pool, plant new trees
and take care of the property (etc.). This position is
year-round. Applicants need to know that the grounds are very
rustic and the weather is seasonal with snow in the winter and
hot in the summer. If interested, please send a cover letter
stating experience and interest in the position. Include a
detailed resume and three professional letters of reference
verifying abilities in architecture, construction and/or
maintenance work. Mail to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No phone calls.
Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
FBI/DOJ Fingerprint clearance required before hire.
 
FLORIDA

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COOK NEEDED. Salary of $30,000 to $40,000
plus housing provided in Fort Lauderdale. A single gentleman with
a large residence seeks a live in housekeeper and cook to help
maintain his residence. The ideal person will be experienced,
will be professional and drama free and will be looking for a
long-term opportunity. Must have experience serving, be
comfortable with cooking and have a driver’s license as
running errands will be required (and a car will be provided).
Please email resumes as a Word document to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXor
fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. All applicants must be legal to work
in the US.

MAINE

SMALL FAMILY FARM/HOMESTEAD in Lincolnville, Maine is seeking a
professional couple to manage daily chores and build a business.
Must be able to write a business plan. We have a small herd of
jersey cows, a small flock of Shetland sheep, chickens, horses,
and vegetable gardens. We have 30 acres of blueberries to be
managed organically. Must have extensive experience with
rotational grazing, livestock care, milking of cows, cheese
making, vegetable/greenhouse gardening, food processing. Must be
able to process firewood from beginning to end on our large
woodlot. Must be able to operate and care for machinery. Having
an ability to drive a single horse or double team is a plus. Must
have good communication skills, and respect the privacy of owners
at all times. Some caretaking and household help necessary.
Living arrangements available. No smoking. No pets. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

20-year-old male seeking housesitting/petsitting or caretaking
opportunities, preferably in Manchester, England. Mature,
reliable and trustworthy. Can garden and am good with animals:
have fostered kittens four weeks old (reference available). I
have excellent problem solving skills and am able to learn. Also
good with a computer. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ENGLAND

COUNTRY-LOVING COUPLE required for general full-time
gardening/maintenance and part-time house-work duties to support
a widowed farmer’s wife and farmhouse in a beautiful
location near Winchester, Hants. The couple must have
flexibility, reliability and friendly co-operation and support.
The position includes some car driving. A three bedroom cottage
will be provided. Please apply in writing to: Mrs.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

RANCH HAND, CARETAKER, HORSE TRAINER wanted. I am looking for a
green horse rider and Handy person to live on my small ranch
north of Terrell, outside of Dallas. Please email Pat at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information. Thanks.

GENERAL RANCH HAND needed. Applicants need to have these skills:
breaking colts, working with heavy equipment, welding, light
mechanic, and the ability to do general ranch work. A two bedroom
home and truck to be provided. Please mail your resume to: Ranch
Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Creative thinker/achiever with diverse hands-on background and
exceptional problem-solving skills seeks atypical assignment in
unusual, isolated, or high-risk location. Will consider all
scenarios, all locales - from wilderness-retreat
acquisition/design to emergency-situation caretaking to
ghost-/biographical/war-of-words writing project. Mutual
candor/discretion assured and expected. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXwith proposal overview.

Single, 36-year-old, non-smoking female with extensive
horticulture experience looking to caretake mid-December to early
March. Do you have a greenhouse and want to leave for the winter?
I can handle anything from orchids to cacti. I love your pets, am
familiar with chickens and other livestock. Responsible,
reliable, level headed and quick thinking. I know the meaning of
clean, am not afraid of heavy physical labor. I have spent prior
winters working in ski resort towns providing a high level of
service. I own/operate a nursery and cutflower/veggie farm with
my family for the last 20 years in New York State for the summer.
Prefer a warm climate, or somewhere with mountains and snow, with
internet connectivity. How can I help you? Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Scottsdale, AZ. Private Chef, 10 years as a private chef, 20+
years culinary experience, seeks new position with family. Wide
range of cooking styles. Can tailor menus to your tastes and
lifestyle. Healthy and dietary specific meals a specialty.
Available for seasonal travel. Please contact Greg at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or visit our
site at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/GARDENER/HANDYMAN REQUIRED for a property in the
Harden/Young area. A three bedroom, air conditioned cottage will
be provided. Duties include care of the homestead and
out-buildings, garden, tennis court and pool. This is a permanent
position, suitable for a couple. Excellent wage and conditions
offered to the right person(s). Please apply in writing only,
including references to: The Manager, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, beginning in
January 2011 for five weeks. The housesitter must look after my
three small dogs for these five weeks. For more information,
please email Linda at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for a property in Western New Jersey. The
Housekeeper will be provided with a private studio apartment in a
separate building with its own driveway, including utilities.
Housekeeper must be obsessively clean. Responsibilities:
cleaning, vacuuming, ironing, pet care and light cooking.
Drivers’ License and legal working status a must - no
smoking. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN, FULL-TIME HOME CARETAKER AND PET-SITTER needed for a
Lloyd Harbor, NY home. Light household maintenance, chores and
errands when owners are home and house/pet-sitter when owners are
out. You will need your own car. Salary and small apartment
provided. Please email your resume, references and photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Scottsdale, AZ. Private Chef, 20+ years chef experience, seeks
new position with family or corporation. Wide range of cooking
styles, tailored to your tastes and lifestyle. Health conscious
meals a specialty. Prefer live out, but will consider seasonal
travel. Please contact Greg at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

AUSTRALIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking applications for Caretakers
Positions for three month fixed terms. Providing youth orientated
facilities, bunkhouse, and historic buildings. Salary package
would be suitable for a couple. More details can be found by
clicking on Employment at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE

CARETAKER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY for a beautiful 30 acre farm located
in eastern Tennessee, nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, in
exchange for management of the property. The job is well suited
for a mature, fit, honest, individual looking for a home and
additional income. Duties include feeding and upkeep of three -
five horses, maintenance of a small barn and fencing, mowing and
general miscellaneous property maintenance issues as needed.
Ability to use a tractor, mower and farm equipment is necessary.
Position provides an efficiency apartment inclusive of utilities
and water on the premises and pasture board for one horse and
small wage supplement. Animal lovers required. Must be reliable
and experienced with horses. Please provide your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXor call Toni at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

RESIDENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed in Green Lake, WI for 16 one
and two bedroom units, near the Tuscumbia Golf Course. A single
person or couple is desired. Rent credit or salary and bonus
package provided. Tenant recruiting/selection and communication
are paramount to this position. Available immediately. Please
mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Mature well educated woman, currently in Italy, will caretake
your home in Europe. I have most experience with horses; my
business for 15 years was taking out camping trips on horseback
in the Canadian Rockies for 3 - 14 days. So I love camping
horses, and our guests. A Registered Yoga Teacher, I have taught
Hatha Yoga and Meditation for the past nine years, as well as
teaching ESL and tutoring English. I love all animals, although
most of them have been outside animals with inside privileges. I
have had my own garden and greenhouse, speak fluent French, and
look forward to caretaking your home. More details and great
references available if you are seriously interested. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

An Experienced Professional couple is seeking
caretaking/housesitting, RV park or a resort management position
in Australia for one to three months, January 2011 - March 2011.
Preferably in Tasmania or southwest Western Australia.
Hospitality, handyman/maintenance, gardening, landscaping, animal
and pet care, pool up-keep and housekeeping experience. Possess
excellent communication, planning and resort/ranch management
skills. Also experienced with power equipment, tractors, loaders,
mowers, and power and hand tools. Resume and references provided
via email. Please send request to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Scottsdale, AZ. Private Chef, 20+ years chef experience, seeks
new position with family or corporation. Wide range of cooking
styles, tailored to your tastes and lifestyle. Health conscious
meals a specialty. Prefer live out, but will consider seasonal
travel. Please contact Greg at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

Monday, October 18, 2010

AUSTRALIA

RESIDENT CARETAKER/MANAGER needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 15
kilometers from Menindee, New South Wales. This position is
ideally suited for a couple. Duties include office work, cleaning
and maintenance. A three bedroom cottage is available. To apply,
please mail your resume and at least three references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The closing date for this position is
October 30th 2010.

CANADA

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Ottawa, Canada from November 8 to December
16. I have a semi-detached house in Ottawa, and need someone to
take care of my standard poodle, water my plants and shovel my
driveway when I am away. For more information, please email Ava
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

PROPERTY CARETAKER/COOK needed. Seeking a responsible couple to
live on-site at a small, scenic mountain retreat in the
Williamsport area to help manage small events and perform
year-round upkeep and maintenance. Responsibilities include guest
relations, menu planning, purchasing of supplies, food
preparation for small business gatherings and receptions, general
housekeeping, outside yard work, and light maintenance.
Qualifications include in-depth knowledge of property/hospitality
management gained through education and/or life experience and
ability to plan, cook and serve nutritious meals to guests. Must
be organized, trustworthy, possess excellent communication skills
and have a professional demeanor. Must live on-site and own a
vehicle, preferably a truck or 4WD. Mature adults, no children or
pets. Flexible schedule with two days off per week. Competitive
salary plus on-site apartment with private entrance. For
immediate confidential consideration. Please send your resume
and/or personal profile to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND 

COUPLE REQUIRED as a Gardener/Caretaker/Driver (full-time),
Cook/Housekeeper (part-time) for an elderly lady living in rural
Scotland. Gardening experience and a clean driving license are
essential. A three bedroom bungalow will be provided. Must be
non-smoking, with no pets. Please apply in writing to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

BEAUTIFUL HORSE FARM in Clarke Co., one hour west of Washington,
DC, is seeking a live-in couple or single to assist with farm
maintenance and horse care. This is a dressage training facility
and the position requires prior experience with horses. May bring
one horse. Part-time work, requires some outside income.
Compensation includes a small stipend, lovely one bedroom
apartment (with stainless steel kitchen, ceiling fan, built-in
bookshelves, washer/dryer, mountain and pasture views), and one
stall for your horse (including feed, hay and bedding). Duties
include mowing, weed whacking, pool maintenance, gardening, barn
and house cleaning, some horse care, and other general farm
maintenance. See website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Click on
"slide show" at bottom of page. Horse training
available if qualified. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in Austin, Texas. We will
consider all types of housing. We have handyman, maintenance and
technical skills. We have experience with hospitality, pet care,
gardening and landscaping. Excellent references can be provided.
Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ENGLAND

CARETAKER COUPLE required for listed house, Welsh Marches. Self
contained flat offered for caretaking and light cleaning. Elderly
owner is in a nearby annex, independent but occasional jobs
needed. Loctaed on organic farmland, beautiful countryside, with
much cultural interest. This would suit a couple in early
retirement. Essential: pleasant, driver, non-smokers, with great
references. Please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is an eco friendly holiday accommodation
park and backpacker lodge situated in central New Plymouth. We
have an exciting and challenging full-time or part-time position
incorporating Managerial/Receptionist and Caretaker duties with
accommodation provided onsite. Applicants are required to be
outgoing with excellent communications skills for our
international clientele. A strong focus on excellence in customer
service and confidence to work sole charge. Must have a passion
to develop the next stage of an exciting new accommodation
complex for the Taranaki region. You will have direct liaison
with the Group Managing Director with full training and backup
provided with remuneration commensurate with the successful
applicant’s skills. Applicants with a current resume should
mail them to Positions Vacant, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXNew Zealand.

OREGON

RELIEF PARK CARETAKER needed for the Parks Department. Salary:
$8.40/hour plus RV site and utilities. Apply by October 29, 2010.
For information contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN 

A CHICAGO FAMILY is looking for a caretaker to manage a 100 acre
gentleman's farm in central Wisconsin, approximately 70 miles
north of Madison. The property consists of a main house, bunk
house and a three bedroom caretaker's house situated between a
beautiful spring fed 15 acre lake and five acre pond. Although
the owners use it as a vacation home, there is year round work
that is required such as snow removal, grass mowing, tree
trimming, leaf raking, housekeeping and general maintenance of
the property. A qualified caretaker would need to be
knowledgeable about using machinery such as tractors. The owners
would pay for electricity, heat and utilities while living rent
free in exchange for 40 hours a month of work. Potential
candidates should send a letter with their qualifications to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Housesitter/Dog Walker available mid-November - March 2011.
48-year-old, love to walk dogs, Europe, Canada...wherever and
whatever the weather. Also housesit, tend cats and garden.
Coastal Oregonian, off season for this female landscaper, looking
for a change of scenery. Good references available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

AUSTRALIA

POSITION VACANT. A position exists for a caretaker/maintenance
person at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Livestock handling experience
is preferable. A cottage accommodation is available (suitable for
a single person or a couple). All applications should be mailed
to Manager, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. A four bedroom
home will be provided in exchange for cleaning and caring for
animals and grounds, Sundays, Mondays and holidays. If
interested, please write about your family. Specifically, please
tell us who would be living in the home and their ages, pets and
their ages, jobs you currently have as well as hobbies or
interests. This is not an employment opportunity. It is an
exchange of services and there is no financial compensation. Let
us know why you would be suited for this opportunity. Please
apply through our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or apply in
person at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CANADA

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Quebec through July 2011. We are a family
that has two cats and a dog. We require a housesitter who is able
to walk the dog twice a day even in snowy and icy weather. We
want a non-smoker and someone who loves animals. We require
someone for about eight months while I am away with the children
working in another part of Canada. My husband will be living in
the house, but travels a lot for work and will be away a lot
including nearly five months from March to July 2011. We would
prefer a single person who would be comfortable sharing the house
with my husband when he is not travelling. We live in St. Lazare
which is about 45 minutes from Montreal, or 30 minutes from the
West Island. St. Lazare is small but has many amenities. There is
a large IGA, Pharmaprix and other stores in the town. About 10
minutes away is Vaudreuil which has Canadian Tire, Wal-mart, Home
Depot, etc. St Lazare is near Lake St Louis and Lac De Deux
Montagnes. It is a very rural location, but close to the
attractions of Montreal. In summer there is horse riding, hiking,
biking etc. In winter there is cross-country skiing, down-hill
skiing in Rigaud about 10 minutes away or the Laurentians which
are two hours away. Ottawa is 1.5 hours away. For long stays here
you will need a car. We have a lovely yard that backs onto an
equestrian trail. We have four bedrooms, and two bathrooms. We
have a pool for use in the summer. For more info, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS 

RANCH HAND/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR needed in Hood County, Texas. A
working cattle ranch has an immediate opening for a general ranch
hand. Must be able to operate heavy equipment, farm equipment and
repair/maintain equipment, weld, and perform other daily ranch
duties. House and truck will be provided. Competitive pay with
insurance also provided. Please mail your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WISCONSIN

LOOKING FOR A TRUSTWORTHY, reliable, honest couple for long-term
caretaking near Prairie Du Chein. House, shed and pasture is
provided in exchange for 15 hours of work per week. Need a couple
who is healthy, self motivated and willing to relocate. Work will
mainly consists of yard maintenance, security, driving tractor,
filling the corn stove in the winter, feeding the birds and snow
removal. This is a very private area. Please send an email
telling us about yourself to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please
write "caretaker" in the subject box or it will not be
opened.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CALIFORNIA

HORSE FARM CARETAKER needed before winter for five acres in
Hollister, with five English horses. Caretaker must have horse
experience. Separate housing and utilities are included along
with a small salary. You also may park your RV/trailer here. This
is an excellent opportunity for a single, reliable and retired
man. The property offers beautiful views. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply for this position.

NEW MEXICO 

RESPONSIBLE CARETAKER WANTED for a remote and beautiful
wilderness ranch and retreat center, high in the mountains of
northern New Mexico, 100 miles north of Santa Fe. It’s very
remote and isolated here. Caretaker must reside full-time at the
ranch. Individuals and couples considered. November 15 - April
15. Room and board provided. You can learn more by visiting
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

Monday, October 4, 2010

CANADA 

LOOKING FOR A RETIRED COUPLE to provide caretaking services for
two of our recreational properties on Vancouver Island, BC.
Duties include: site security, cleanup and minor maintenance.
This would be perfect for a retired couple on a fixed income.
I’m hoping to find a couple who are interested in a
long-term situation. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
details.

MINNESOTA

TWO PERSON CARETAKER/RESIDENT MANAGER TEAM needed. Must live on
site to manage a newer 86 unit luxury apartment building in
Golden Valley. Duties include: maintenance, leasing, resident
relations, and assist with cleaning, turnovers, yard work, indoor
pool and spa. Experience preferred. Must be available every other
weekend. Compensation includes salary, benefits and a large two
bedroom apartment. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

COME VOLUNTEER HOST on the Gulf of Mexico in Corpus Christi. If
you like to fish, this is the place to be. You will be located a
short walk from the Gulf and our fishing pier that is open all
night for your use. There are great restaurants and much to do
and explore in the local area. Minimum stay is 90 days but can be
longer. Work seven days, get the following seven days off. As a
host you will have a full hook-up RV site and be required to be
on call 24 hours per day during your seven days. During that week
you will do 25 duty hours weekly per couple or single. Duties
include greeting visitors, assisting guests to their sites,
answering questions about the campground, base and local area, as
well as general janitorial and cleaning of offices, restrooms,
showers, club house and laundry rooms. On occasions you will
assist with special social events held at the park. We are
looking for workers for the fall and winter season. This is an
excellent opportunity to have the best of both worlds: first, the
beautiful surroundings of the Gulf of Mexico, and second, the
opportunity to interact with our wonderful guests. If you are
interested, please send a resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Responsible, self employed landscape designer and gardener seeks
respite from dormant Maine winter. I am an independent, traveled
female in my late twenties ready and able to travel for the right
situation (passport ready!). I am knowledgeable and skilled in
the world of horticulture, fine gardening, and greenhouse work
and ready to take on projects should you have them though, would
be just as happy to keep pets company and your home cared for
while you are away. City or country side, available from late
November/December - March. References upon request. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, September 30, 2010

AUSTRALIA

PART-TIME CARETAKER POSITION available on a horse farm property
in the Bungendore, NSW area. This position would be suitable for
a semi-retired or retired couple with previous farm/horse
experience. Must be able to work four hours per day. Pay by
negotiation. A three bedroom cottage and motor vehicle will be
provided to you. Must be animal lovers. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA 

CARETAKER NEEDED from December 8, 2010 until January 8, 2011 for
our home in Aptos, Santa Cruz County. Our 1,300 sq. ft. three
bedroom home on one acre of land in scenic rural Aptos is
available for a responsible family, couple or individual who will
care for our two cats and indoor and outdoor plants in exchange
for free rent for the 30 day period. We ask that you cover the
estimated cost of the utilities that you use. There is plenty of
open space here. We are a five minute drive to the beach, and a
10 mile drive to Santa Cruz. California residents preferred, but
not absolutely required. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in North York, Toronto, Ontario from the late
afternoon of Christmas, 12/25/10 until mid-morning 12/30/10. I
need a housesitter to care for my two dogs in the house,
including feeding, walking and hanging out. Both dogs are older
and well-behaved. Please email Ann at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor
more details.

ENGLAND

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER OR COUPLE wanted for the headquarters of a
women's organization in London’s Notting Hill Gate
district. The position includes general housekeeping, maintenance
and some catering duties. A self-contained basement flat and
salary (by negotiation) will be provided. Please apply in writing
to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GREECE 

HOUSE/PET-SITTER WANTED in Vasilikos, Zakynthos. We are looking
for a trustworthy and mature individual(s) to care for our
menagerie of pets and maintain our house for three to four months
from November to February (flexible). Your own transport is
essential. The most important thing we would require is for you
to take good care of our animals, and that our home is enjoyed
and cared for responsibly in our absence! Confidence and
compassion with animals would be key to keeping them (and you)
feeling happy and safe in the home. Some basic understanding of
reptile and aquarium care would be beneficial. The house is a
traditionally built Greek stone house, with stone and marble
floors throughout. It is single level and situated on a hill with
a large veranda overlooking Vasilikos Village with views over the
Ionian Sea to the Pelopponese (mainland Greece). Mt Olympus is
visible on clear days. The location is very quiet and secluded,
with the small village and the local beach being a 10 - 15 minute
walk away. There is a forest walk up the hill with more views and
a good workout too - the dogs love it! While the dogs - Ben and
Leeza - are mostly obedient and house trained, they will need to
be kept in check. The cats - Alpha, Beta and Jaffa - are fine and
other than feeding will mostly look after themselves. They love
cuddles! Diamond the Corn Snake needs to be handled at least
three times a week. Terrapins and the fish need feeding,
aquariums and filters cleaned and water changed once a week. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

DRESSAGE TRAINING FACILITY in Northern Virginia is seeking help
in exchange for reduced rent on a luxury apartment and FREE
BOARD/TRAINING FOR YOUR HORSE. This is a unique opportunity to
train with an excellent German dressage trainer, Benjamin Pfabe,
who leases six stalls. Duties include barn cleaning, feeding,
turnout, and general farm maintenance. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXor visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in Austin, Texas. We will
consider all types of housing. We have handyman, maintenance and
technical skills. We have experience with hospitality, pet care,
gardening and landscaping. Excellent references can be provided.
Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

GEORGIA

LIVE IN COUPLE WANTED in Atlanta, GA. We are looking for an
energetic couple with experience with dogs, gardening, painting,
simple maintenance, driving, housekeeping, cooking and ironing. A
separate apartment will be provided along with a salary of
$50,000. This position has a 40 hour week, but flexibility is
important. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GREECE 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Delphi, Galaxidi, Greece for the winter
season. We offer a fully furnished, centrally heated house,
located 30 minutes from Delphi, Greece. We also have an outdoor
pool. A driver’s license and a love of animals are
essential. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information. Thanks.

MINNESOTA

ON-SITE MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for an 84 unit condominium
complex in Minnetonka. Supervisory skills, light maintenance and
janitorial experience are required. A two bedroom condo will be
provided plus a salary/benefit package. Please mail your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER NEEDED for an elderly man in a wheelchair on a remote
ranch. Studio apartment with utilities and DSL provided, and a
stipend will be paid. Some farm and organic garden chores are
needed here, as well. This is a long-term position, which is open
immediately. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN, HANDS-ON HORTICULTURALIST/HOUSEMAN needed for a private
Estate. A wonderful Westchester family is looking for a live-in,
hands-on Horticulturalist/Houseman to take care of their
wonderful nine acre, fully manicured Estate. Qualified candidates
will have a minimum of five years of related experience in a
similar position working for a private family. Duties include:
performing tree assessments, diagnosing plant health problems,
planting formal gardens and hands-on planting/mowing. Houseman
duties include, driving, keeping the car maintained, raking the
gravel driveway, cleaning the barbeque and helping out around the
house. Excellent salary available, depending on experience, and
wonderful, separate accommodations will be provided. Please send
your resume as a Word document to be considered to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER(S) WANTED for a charming, historic, five acre property
on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Small apartment and salary of
$800 - $1,000/month provided. Grounds maintenance and care of
sheep, chickens, dogs, and property required. This caretaker
position will also require occasional supervision of
twelve-year-old child. Downtown Seattle is a thirty minute ferry
ride away. Single or low impact couple preferred. Mechanical
savvy required. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

SINGLE PROPERTY CARETAKER AVAILABLE. A mature Irish Widower seeks
a position as a property manager/caretaker. I have twelve years
in the business, with excellent references to back up my years of
caretaking experience. I also have a construction background and
can help with repairs, supervise staff, and act as a General
Contractor if you have any ongoing construction projects I can
help you with. I’m great with horses too. You won’t
be disappointed in all I have to offer you and your property
needs. Will consider any location and live in or out. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, September 23, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a property located 24 kilometers out of
Coolah, New South Wales. A three bedroom home and electricity
will be provided. Horses welcome. The local school bus stops at
the front gate. This position would be very suitable for a
pensioner or a person who is presently working. The essential
criteria are that the applicant has previous cattle experience.
To apply, please call Reception at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

SEEKING A GARDENER/CARETAKER in Central Washington who has an RV.
I am creating a safe community out of the rat race in a beautiful
secluded place with an elevation over 1,300 feet, three wells
with hand pumps, trees, flowers, and pond with a waterfall. I am
looking for someone who has talents in gardening and carpentry.
Someone who sees where the US is heading with the potentials of
the dollar collapse, food shortages, earth changes and spiritual
shifts. Someone who is SERIOUS about storing their OWN FOOD and
supplies and can get all their needs handled by the end of next
year. I am not a militia, religious cult or anti government. I
desire loving moral people who are deeply spiritual. I do support
our right to bear arms. I eat meat. If you do not have an RV, or
do not want to be a caretaker but you resonate with what I am
saying, please contact me, as there are many potentials here. No
drugs. MUST LOVE dogs! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

CARETAKER NEEDED by November 15, 2010 or until filled for
beautiful Potter's Farm- a non-profit educational and spiritual
retreat center near Washburn in the northern woods of Wisconsin
near Lake Superior. The Farm exists to cultivate a life of the
spirit among the community and its guests through the land and
spirit of the Farm. Housing included in exchange for caretaking.
Desired length of stay is a minimum one year. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and click on Links for the 2010 application
and position description. Questions and applications go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/GARDENER required in Mossy Point on the NSW South Coast
of Australia. This would be a perfect position for a retired
single person. Live rent-free in exchange for taking care of a
small dog and gardening. Only honest and sincere persons need
apply. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

HOUSESITTER needed for when we'll be out of town from October 18
until November 3. We live on the outskirts of Las Vegas. We are
looking for someone to come watch our two dogs while we're away.
Rex is a five-year-old German shepherd and Lady is a
nine-year-old Shepherd mix. They're sweet dogs, and just need to
have company so they don't get too lonely and depressed while
we're away. They're both rescue dogs, so we're afraid that if we
board them they'll think we're abandoning them. I suppose they're
just sensitive doggy souls. It'd also be nice if you could bring
in our mail each day and water the plants once or twice a week.
For more info, please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE, HONEST INDIVIDUAL who must have
checkable references, and can house/pet-sit our Manhattan
apartment for the month of November. The person must be able to
be bonded. They must be neat and clean and capable of taking care
of an apartment so that everything is as we left it. Moreover
they must be able to take care of a 12-year-old cat that is like
our child. They must be able to give her a pill every day, change
her box, feed her and provide her with love and affection while
we are gone. They should be able to take her to the Vet if
necessary. If interested, please email us explaining why you are
interested in house/pet-sitting here along with your references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN

HOUSESITTER WANTED in northern Spain (40km from Burgos) from
December 19, 2010 to January 9, 2011. We also need a cat sitter
whilst we visit Britain for Christmas and New Year’s. Our
cat is 16-years-old and in good health but loves human company
and needs lots of attention. We have a two bedroom flat in a
small village in northern Spain between Burgos and Vitoria
Gasteiz. We live in the beautiful countryside and you are
guaranteed a White Christmas here! For more information, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, September 20, 2010

ARIZONA

WE AS A COUPLE are in the autumn of our lives, living far away
from the hussle and bustle of city life, and we need help with
chores in and around the house in exchange for free rent and
utilities. There is plenty of space here. We are looking for a
couple or person comfortable with good natured, lovable horses
and comfortable with living 12 miles from the city limits, seven
miles of which are a rough dirt road, approximately. Thirty five
minutes from town. The nearest public transportation is in town
and therefore a car is needed. A longer stay is possible on a
work trade basis running from a month or more to whatever
depending upon the compatibility of everyone involved. In case we
are gone for a night or more the responsibilities will be feeding
the birds and of course the horses and maintaining the barn area
and cleaning the manure of the two horses. No special skills are
necessary. If interested in long term stay, for the 24 foot
trailer, 10½ hours per week in exchange for living space
and utilities for one person, and 15 per week for two people. For
accommodations in the 40 + foot 5th wheel trailer 26 hours per
week for two people. Both trailers are very well maintained, and
have fridge, freezer, air conditioning, heater, hot water,
shower, electricity, oven, stove, etc. The 24 foot trailer is
situated in a more private space. Work involves assistance with
domestic chores and outdoor chores related to maintaining a five
acre piece of land containing a house, blacksmith shop, horses
and barn, tool shed, trailer and 5th wheel and a lot of land.
Internet access is available, cell phones (Verizon) gets
reception. The surrounding land is very beautiful and very
unpopulated, with lots of wildlife. We are basically surrounded
by national forest land. Hiking and riding trails abound, ruins
dating back 800 to 1,000 years are present everywhere ... you
need only discover them. There are a zillion stars, much privacy
and quietude. There are no fast food chains down the block and no
pizza delivery! Be aware: if you like to socialize a lot, there
are not enough people to do that here. For more information
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

LIVE AND WORK ON THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
seeking a motivated couple to join the team. At
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, we are a highly motivated, enthusiastic and
hard working team and would love someone with the same qualities
to join us. The role entails maintaining all aspects of the park
grounds to the highest standard. You will also be required to
clean cabins, amenities blocks and camp kitchen facilities. You
must be flexible in all areas of this job as we strive as a team
to bring our guests the best possible customer service. This
position is a live-in position (two bedroom cabin supplied) and
is a great opportunity for the right couple. Wages are $32,900
each after rent for accommodation. The position is full time,
five days per week and you are required to work weekends.
Applications close October 1st, 2010. If you would love to join
the team please forward resumes to The Managers,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Kent - South East London, from October 23rd
to November 1, 2010. For more information, please call Carla at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

FARM MANAGER NEEDED to run all aspects of a large organic farming
operation and oversee the management of the residences, grounds
and household staff on the Farm. Strong emphasis on wildlife
habitat enhancement and conservation. Responsibilities include;
crop planning, purchasing of supplies and machinery, growth
marketing, and distribution of agricultural products, budgets,
and wildlife enhancement. Organic Certified for 15 years with
1,000 acres of the 4,000 acres in hay and small grain production.
Supervise and work alongside support staff on the Farm including;
full-time farm workers, maintenance manager, and household staff.
Primary residence and 10-12 other structures and outbuildings on
the Farm. Report directly to owner and executive director, must
be technically savvy, have experience with creating reports,
budgets, record keeping and accounting. Professional verbal and
written communication abilities and excellent management
abilities. Housing on site with full benefit package for
long-term employee. Salary will be competitive and commensurate
with experience. Requirements: Experience with organic farming
and at least three years experience in farm management. College
degree in Agriculture or Farm Management is strongly preferred,
but extensive organic farm management experience may also be
accepted. Please email a cover letter and resume to Listing
Number 464 to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Extraordinary semi-retired, professional couple, currently on a
6-month assignment in Maui, Hawaii, ending mid-November. We are
seeking another long-term position in Hawaii or another tropical
oasis, ocean view preferred. We are fully qualified to manage
your property (house, garden/plants, pool, pet, etc.,) whilst
providing security for your island hideaway. You won’t be
disappointed with us, as we are a home-owner’s dream
couple! We are an extremely responsible, unencumbered,
well-traveled, non-smoking couple, with impeccable references.
Need more info? Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, September 16, 2010

ARIZONA 

WE NEED A PERSON with a very special skill set: Chef, Yoga
Instructor and Gardener. The successful candidate must have
professional chef skills. Person will be in charge of two
breakfast shifts and two dinner shifts per week. Additional hours
available for Yoga instruction and gardening. Room and meals
provided for a single person only, with additional hourly
compensation. We are an upscale guest ranch located in the
mountains of southern Arizona. You will need your own
transportation and a long term commitment for the right person.
Please send resume and salary requirements for consideration to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

MATURE-MINDED, RELIABLE AND ENERGETIC COUPLE required to maintain
a large country homestead in northern New South Wales. The
property consists of the main house with a large garden and
separate caretaker cottage. Suitable applicants would be active,
cheerful and have a flexible attitude towards their work and
enjoy country life. Duties include gardening, maintenance of
buildings, equipment and pool, housekeeping, preparation of
meals, and attending to the needs of the owners and guests during
their stay. A current driver's license is essential. Please mail
written applications to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.
Applications close on September 30, 2010.

OKLAHOMA

LIVE-IN GROUNDS CARETAKER/ MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN needed in
Tulsa. The OK United Methodist Circle of Care is looking for a
married couple to live on-site of the 40-acre Tulsa campus to
maintain/oversee the grounds and perform preventative/routine
maintenance of its residential and commercial property.
Experience required. Annual salary, plus housing and benefits
provided. Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a
back ground/drug screening. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is an EOE/Drug
Testing Employer. To apply, please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PALAU, WESTERN PACIFIC

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a caretaker, either an
individual or a couple, to look after our off-the-grid beachfront
house on a lovely outer island of Palau (a former-U.S. territory
located 1,000 miles south of Guam.) This is a difficult and
challenging assignment similar in its intensity and remoteness to
the Peace Corp. Responsibilities include general maintenance,
maintaining good relationships with the community and preparing
for occasional visitors. One year minimum commitment. Though this
position is unpaid, there isn't much to spend money on - your
main expenses will be airfare (about $1,300) and food. Please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor more information.

WASHINGTON

MOTEL INNKEEPERS NEEDED in Moclips, WA starting 11/1/10 for a
period of one year or more. My beachfront eight room motel plus
three vacation rooms need to be maintained and managed. This
would be suitable for a couple with administrative and
handyperson skills. This is a seasonal business with heavy
concentration in the summer. Accommodation included, compensation
based on revenue received for properties. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MINNESOTA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed for an Apartment complex in Crystal,
MN. Join a great onsite team that puts their residents first!
Caretaker applicants must have experience. Duties include
cleaning hallways and vacants; notice delivery; snow removal;
carpet cleaning and grounds upkeep. Applicant must pass a drug
test, physical and background check. Compensation is a rent free
two bedroom/two bath apartment. Please fax responses to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW YORK 

SEEKING A HANDS-ON, LIVE-IN COUPLE for a 5,000 sq ft private
residence, located 40 miles north of New York City. Couple must
have a proven track record of taking care of the inside and
outside of a home. Duties to include: housekeeping, cooking,
laundry, home organization, outside grounds keeping, snow
removal, leaf blowing, and minor repairs inside and out. Must be
dog lovers. Benefits include housing, medical insurance, and a
salary of $80,000 - $100,000, depending on experience. Please
email your resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are a Wildlife Sanctuary near Grapeview,
looking for a single gentleman or couple who would like to live
rent free in exchange for helping us out on the property. Duties
would include helping with normal landscaping when weather
permits; security when we are on vacation; helping with feeding
of wildlife, etc. We provide a nice 36’RV with hookups
(electric, water, septic and phone ) in a park like setting, or
you can reside in your own RV if desired. Only small indoor pets
accepted as the wildlife roam freely on the property and we
wouldn’t want your pets to be put in harm’s way. RV
provided has washer/dryer, or you can have access to laundry
facilities in the main house. There is no salary offered, but do
not object to you working off the property. During the winter
months, chores needing help with normally consist of: feeding;
cleaning the feeding areas; keeping a watchful on the property.
During the spring/summer months help needed would consist of:
normal landscaping duties such as watering, weeding, mowing, and
any projects planned for improvement. Other amenities include;
therapeutic spa (hot tub), steam sauna and tanning bed. Looking
for someone who enjoys the peace and quiet and can live on the
property without lots of socializing. Our passion is to keep the
sanctuary a quiet and peaceful place for all animals as we have
done for over 20 years. Prefer non-smokers. This position is long
term if desired. Only responsible parties need apply. No drinkers
please. For more information, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in the College Station/Bryan,
Texas area. We will consider all types of housing. We have
handyman, maintenance and technical skills. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Excellent
references can be provided. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

AUSTRALIA 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a relieving caretaker couple
for the period from September 25th to October 8th. This position
would suit a mature, nomadic couple. Applications and details are
available on our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. Resourceful, independent couple sought
for beautiful, remote island security, now through June 30, 2011.
Caretaking for multiple years is possible and desirable. Simple
lifestyle, gorgeous waterfront, winter solitude and dramatic New
England coastal weather describe this north of Boston location.
Living quarters, utilities, internet and a monthly stipend
provided ($2,000/month salary with a $270/month cell phone and
travel expense). There is an ability to earn additional income
doing carpentry, painting, yard work and odd jobs for cottage
owners during ample free time. Plumbing, electrical (off grid)
and boating skills are a plus. Applicants should be fit and
child-free. Please email your resume to Janet at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER-SECURITY PERSON needed for a quiet, private beach
community of 57 homes on South Whidbey Island. We are seeking a
year-round, live-in Caretaker-Security Person (spouse welcome).
The primary responsibility is to keep watch over private homes
and community common property which includes the beach, dock,
parking lots, sidewalks, and a sand playfield. The successful
applicant will be a self-starter, performing regular duties
without close supervision, attentive and committed to helping
preserve a unique, historical beach community. Must be in
excellent health, have good handyman abilities, first aid/life
saving skills, and basic computer skills. Excellent communication
skills are required. Retired military encouraged to apply. Job
duties include but are not limited to: Prevention of trespassing
- security is of utmost importance; Exercising tact and
discretion in protecting member confidentiality; Performing
routine maintenance on the house provided to the Caretaker;
Keeping community common property clean and in good working
order; and overseeing or monitoring more complex repairs to
Association property. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Documented background,
experience and proficiency in handyman and general home repair
skills. Must have basic knowledge in minor plumbing and
electrical repairs. Must have own basic home repair tools for use
on the job. Basic computer skills, including the ability to
manage email. Be physically able to lift 50 pounds on a regular
basis. Must be physically able to walk extensively throughout the
residential area and beach area on a daily basis in all types of
weather. Must be willing to live on-site in provided housing.
Must be available to respond to emergency and security situations
that arise in the community. Must be able to work a flexible
schedule, which may include weekends and holidays. Ability to
pass a background check as a condition of employment. Must have
current First Aid/CPR certification or be willing to complete
within three months of hire. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A desire
to maintain a high level of standards, attention to detail and
thorough in completing work tasks. Excellent verbal communication
skills, diplomacy and tact. Must be reliable, responsible and
dependable. Self starter with the ability to work independently
and perform regular duties without close supervision. Honest and
ethical. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and
effective working relationships with homeowners and neighbors.
HOURS / DAYS / SCHEDULE: Normal work schedule will be flexible
and generally less 30 hours per week - with seasonal variations.
Must be available to respond to emergency and security situations
that arise in the community. SALARY / WAGE / BENEFITS:
Compensation package includes salary in $20,000.00 per year
range, health insurance benefits, a house and standard utilities,
two weeks paid vacation, and boating access. CLOSING
DATE/DEADLINE IF APPLICABLE: Closes on or before September 24,
2010 HOW TO APPLY ***Please refer to job code WA2098127 when
responding, cover letter, and resume identifying how you meet the
required qualifications when requesting your referral*** Request
a Referral In-Person at this location: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Experienced, reliable professional woman with medical background
is seeking a live in/out position. Flexible geographically. Vast
experience with senior care. Certified in AT HOME dialysis by
DaVita At Home/Johns Hopkins. Able to accompany/drive to medical,
business, social appointments, as well as travelling. Loving and
discrete, experienced in general household management of fine
homes. Have excellent references. If you or a loved one is in
need of my help, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Salary negotiable but a must.

Intelligent, honest and hardworking 60-year-old male college
graduate seeks a position in Western U.S. or an English speaking
country. Presently own and operate a five bedroom B&B in
Colorado with 4,600 square feet and two acres. Handle all
maintenance (great painter)/repair, landscaping/gardening, guest
relations, marketing and business management. Calm, resourceful
and self sufficient. Comfortable either alone or able to easily
mix with all types. Animal and nature lover. Exceptionally
healthy and active either hiking and camping or enjoying more
refined activities. Extreme attention to detail in all matters.
Own Tundra pickup. Available November 2010. Current passport.
Willing to travel. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Resume and
references available.

PROPERTY CARETAKER*HOUSESITTER!
*Bondable*Insurable*Trustworthy*Experienced* *Solid
References*Professional*Fifty-seven year old male. Caretaking in
Sedona, Arizona at present. However, I would consider travel.
Please contact R.W. At XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please add
(Caretaker) to heading in email. Thank you!

Monday, September 13, 2010

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England from
December 9th to the January 2nd 2011. We would like a housesitter
happy to look after one dog, two cats and some plants. We have a
three bedroom/three bathroom house with garden and river
frontage. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.
Thanks.

MARYLAND

INNKEEPER - A lovely four room waterfront bed and breakfast in
Cambridge, MD is seeking an experienced innkeeper/couple. Please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information about the
property. Responsibilities include cooking, housekeeping,
reservations and bookkeeping. Compensation includes competitive
salary, living quarters, utilities, incentives and profit
sharing. Please email resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX(No phone
calls please!).

OHIO

MATURE, CARING AND KIND FEMALE OR COUPLE needed in Cleveland.
Some cooking, light cleaning, help care for family, must love
animals, and be extremely tidy, easygoing, positive attitude. OK
to do other work from home or part-time job outside of home,
possibly. No smoking or drugs. Occasional social drinker is OK.
Background check required. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

HELP. EMERGENCY. Need a person to caretake my place for three
months starting mid-October. My caretaker has fallen, seriously
injuring both legs. I am seeking mature single/couple to care for
my Hill Country home, west of San Antonio, Texas, taking care of
one dog, two cats, and monitoring the watering system around the
house and in the garden. Home has grey water system and heats
with a pellet stove. Am offering a monthly allowance. Hi-speed
internet available, but no TV. Caretaker will need references.
Please contact me immediately by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Refined, good natured, with great sense of humor, quite
energetic, top notch organizer, list maker and best of all list
completer, healthy and fit, well traveled, educated, art lover,
private pilot, master gardener, CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant,
Red Cross Life Saving Certified, kind hearted, open minded, mid
50's gal who has a real knack for creating long sentences,
SEEKING SALARIED, LONG TERM COMPANION/CAREGIVER POSITION. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature couple - former property manager of upscale Caribbean
villas and builder with 20 + years experience, interest in green
building/sustainability, organic gardening, love children and
animals, seek caretaking position or other situation in MA, RI or
elsewhere. Healthy lifestyle, no smoking, drinking or drugs.
Excellent references available. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, September 9, 2010

CALIFORNIA

LIVE-IN COUPLE NEEDED to manage and care for our property near
Malibu. This is our home for weekend “get-aways” from
LA. We are a busy family with kids, frequent guests, and pets.
The ideal couple has management experience, highly organized,
flexible and proactive. They will be happy doing cleaning,
maintenance, driving and comfortable working as a team with the
other staff. The general work week is Thursday through Monday
with hours that vary depending on the day. We are looking for
significant experience in a similar position, legally able to
work in the U.S., and verifiable references. Excellent benefits
and compensation are offered for an experienced couple with
long-term intent. Please email your resume and salary history to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ICELAND 

WE HOPE TO GET SOME LAST-MINUTE VOLUNTEERS in North Iceland (the
land of huge fjords and valleys). One of our most beautiful
projects starts in one week; due to some cancellations we now
have three places available and it would be a pity not to fill
the places as it is a very meaningful camp located in a unique
place in the country having some of the most spectacular nature
and places of interest in Iceland. Volunteers will be working in
the area of the fourth biggest lake in Iceland. The environment
of the lake is a paradise and a must see for everyone coming to
visit the country. Our main goal in the work camp will be to fix
hiking paths, as marking new ones in areas where it is needed.
During the summer time there is constant traffic of visitors in
the area; it is as popular to stop and enjoy the scenery for
Icelanders as well as for foreign visitors. Work may be
physically demanding and involve hikes to reach the sites. Well
maintained paths enable people to visit these amazing areas
without damaging them and this important work also helps to
improve their safety. We will stay in a local house; sleeping on
mattresses on the floor. Please bring your own sleeping bag. We
will receive food and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning
activities. Equipped kitchen and washing machine are available.
We will be working in the area of Mývatnssveit (Lake
Mývatn and surroundings), located in the north of Iceland.
The Mývatn area is home to more species of ducks (15) than
any other place on earth, with a very diverse bird life in
general. Mývatn’s natural beauty is unparalleled. A
large stream of travelers visits Mývatn in the summer, but
many believe the lake and its surroundings to be no less
impressive in the wintertime. Many places around Mývatn
have a particular attraction for travelers, such as the strange
formations of Dimmuborgir, the pseudo-craters around
Skútustaðir, the hot springs east of
Námaskarð, Höfði, Hverfjall,
Leirhnjúkur/Krafla, Grjótagjá and others.
For more details and up-to-date information, please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ADVENTUREOUS COUPLE starting 11/1/10 for
seven months plus. We are looking for caretakers for our remote
backcountry lodge in the mountains of central Idaho, near the
Cascade backcountry. This is a lovely new lodge that is
completely snowbound in winter with access only by snowmobile.
General housekeeping and maintenance duties required and also
service to a minimal number of snowmobiling guests. For the right
couple this could be a year-round opportunity, but we need winter
caretakers for sure. Room and board and negotiable stipend
offered. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

PART TIME CARETAKER/GROUNDS KEEPER needed at Oakleaf Townhomes
community in Burnsville. Oakleaf is tucked away in a quiet
residential neighborhood and is convenient to schools, shopping
and a variety of entertainment and recreational options. The job
summary includes 106 hours per month, turnover cleaning, laundry
room cleaning, grounds clean up, and shoveling. Caretaker is
required to live on site. Please fax resumes with salary history
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE 

LIVE-IN CARETAKERS WANTED for a Joelton Lake property. Married
couple wanted to help maintain a nine acre lake property in
return for a one bedroom apartment with electricity and
utilities. Looking for long-term caretakers only. Must be
diligent, hard-working, trustworthy self-starters who like
working outdoors and are very handy with things like all
landscaping equipment, basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical.
Must also pass extensive background checks. No smokers/drinkers.
Please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WALES

MY HOME IN WALES needs a housesitter. I need someone who can
start house sitting in January 2011. I have a beautiful house in
a national park. You will need to look after a very friendly dog,
a cat and three chickens. For more information, please email
Clare at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN. Hello, I am a young 67-year-old retired power
lineman. I am an amateur boat builder, artist, reader and
thinker. I have a wide variety of tools, a pickup and utility
trailer. I have a number of skills and need a home. I do have an
income, but paying rent interferes with my ability to do a few
things that I enjoy doing, such as small boat building and
sailing etc. I would like to be a caretaker somewhere in western
Washington, Oregon, or Northern California. I am a pleasant, easy
going man who likes to play music, attend church, fish and read.
I am not a "drinker" but an occasional glass of IPA
suites me in hot weather. I don't smoke or use any drugs. I have
a very well behaved 9-year-old puppy named Snapper and a loveable
cat named Puff. I can be reached at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I am presently in the Puget Sound area.

Tampa/Clearwater. FL. Private Chef, 20+ years Chef experience,
seeks new position with family or corporation. Wide range of
cooking styles, tailored to your tastes and lifestyle. Health
conscious meals a specialty. Prefer live out, but will consider
seasonal travel. Please contact John at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thank you.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

AUSTRALIA 

CARETAKER COUPLE required for a Caravan Park. This is an
opportunity to enter the tourism industry by assisting with
general and grounds maintenance, cleaning and relief
reception/clerical duties at a tourist park on the Darling Downs.
Salary arrangement includes use of a one bedroom cabin on-site.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by September 24th. Please
send applications detailing skills and experience to The
Proprietor, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA 

NEED A HOUSESITTER for my condo in Vancouver, British Columbia
from October 26 to November 22nd. Require someone to housesit my
condo which is situated in West End Vancouver. Also includes
looking after a 6-month-old mini Schnauzer puppy. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RHODE ISLAND

LOOKING FOR A FARM CARETAKER from the 13th through the 18th of
September, in South County, 20 minutes from URI. A college
student with a car would be a bonus. Must have knowledge of
horses. Going away for a week and need an experienced farm girl
to come and take care of our animals. No riding is necessary,
only care of the animals and cleaning, etc. Willing to have an
older teen who needs school money, if they are responsible.
Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX so I can meet you and we
can chat. You must have references. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Mature experienced married couple seeks long term position for
hunting ranch, RV resorts and private homes. We have 14 years
experience cooking, cleaning, estate management, wardrobe care,
maintenance, repair, lawn care, onsite security, First Aid, CPR,
and CDL. We have cared for groups up to 30 at hunting ranch and
private parties. Maintained properties from five to 3,200 acres.
Served as campground host and reservations. We are healthy,
discreet, honest, reliable, flexible and no kids, non smokers,
and no hang ups. Enjoy being in country, rural and remote areas
inside US. Great references, resume, and recent photos available.
Inquire XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER SEEKS LONG-TERM PAID POSITION. Responsible,
well organized woman seeks a caretaking position that includes
salary and housing. Services provided consist of: general
property oversight; gardening; elder, child and pet care;
housekeeping; cooking; driving; writing/editing; personal
assistant; green building; and eco-tourism/green business
development. I am a simplistic, healthy, self-reliant woman
looking for situations that will enable me to write, preferably
while living in warm/tropical climates. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss how I may best assist you.

Mature married responsible Christian couple seeks
Caretaker/Housesitting opportunity in the Charlotte NC / Ft. Mill
/ Lake Wylie SC area. We are a simple, drama-free couple ready to
serve. Animal lovers and TLC to your plants. We are reliable,
honest as well as clean and will respect your home as you would
expect. If you have an empty house that needs security and the
occupied appearance, we are the couple for you. Excellent
references available. Willing to undergo background check.
Looking for long term starting at the END of October 2010. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, September 2, 2010

AUSTRALIA

HELP NEEDED. We are a Central Queensland, Clermont, broad acre
grain and cattle property looking for someone to help with
harvesting corn, barley, wheat, and chickpeas, as well as some
cattle work. Your duties will include mixing feed for the feedlot
cattle, cleaning troughs, mowing the yard, carting baled hay from
the paddock, driving a paddock truck to the headers for fuel, or
a water truck to the self-propelled sprayer. Accommodation
available. Please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and if
unanswered, leave a message.

CALIFORNIA

ON PREMISE CARETAKER needed for the Newberry Community Services
District. An application and job description are available at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for the full caretaker job description and application. The
caretaker job application period ends September 7, 2010 at 5:00
pm. 

PENNSYLVANIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a live-in caretaker. This
premier Pocono Mountains restaurant needs a live-in, light
maintenance caretaker and janitor. We will provide room and board
and a supplemental salary. This position requires 6 - 10 years of
experience and successfully passing a background investigation
and drug test. Interested applicants must interview on-site on
either Monday, September 13th or Tuesday, September 14th from 2
pm to 4 pm at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed. Will report to the property manager
on a seven acre estate on Lake Austin. Must already be an Austin
resident. Must be experienced in wood working and maintenance,
basic electrical, plumbing, pool/spa care, lawn equipment, and
boat maintenance. Must be willing to help out in any area needed.
Background will be checked. To apply, please fax your resume with
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Tiago (25-years-old) and Patricia (30-years-old) are looking for
a caretaker position. Both are Brazilian, married, college
educated and fluent in English and Spanish. Tiago has an
internship in EuroAmerican propagators (horticulture) about 40 to
50 hours/week. Tiago can do garden maintenance and take care of
pets or other animals. Patricia can do housekeeping (mopping,
vacuuming, ironing, beds, and baths, almost everything). She is
experienced with children because she has a son (9-years-old) and
a daughter (7-years-old) down in Brazil. She can be nanny,
babysitter and can cook very well and healthy. We have great
references!!! Area: Bonsall, Fallbrook, Vista, Oceanside or
Escondido. Please call my cell phone any time:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED FOR BUSH PROPERTY. We are seeking someone to
help us with the maintenance and operations of our bush property
at Yandoit, between Castlemaine and Daylesford. Activities would
be maintenance, cleaning and handling holiday rentals of the
cottages on the property. Accommodation would be provided as part
of the deal. The ideal person (or could be a couple) would be
reliable, honest and with versatile skills. Would suit those who
love living in a beautiful natural environment. This would not be
a fulltime position but allows flexibility and a fair amount of
freedom. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Oxfordshire starting in the middle of
November for four weeks. We need someone to stay with our rather
demanding elderly cat when we need to be visiting the US. My
husband is American. Our cat, Mischief, is 16 and likes company
and to not have any internal door shut! She also likes to sleep
on the bed with you. I thought I would put that 'up front' so
that you can make an informed decision. We live in the
Oxfordshire Cotswolds and we are 17 miles from Oxford, and an
hour and a quarter by train from London. We are close to Blenheim
Palace (eight miles), and Bath is about 50 miles and takes about
one hour 40 minutes by car. We live in a tiny stone cottage with
views over Oxfordshire and have a Bronze Age burial mound behind
the cottage in a meadow used by cows. This is a very rural
village with a community shop and post office. Alas the pub is
closed but we are in the middle of a campaign to save The Fox pub
from being converted into housing. There will be another Chinese
pub/restaurant open in a few weeks. The cottage has been
modernized and has central heating and a log burning stove. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE 

LIVE-IN CARETAKERS WANTED for a Joelton Lake property. Married
couple wanted to help maintain a nine acre lake property in
return for a one bedroom apartment with electricity and
utilities. Looking for long-term caretakers only. Must be
diligent, hard-working, trustworthy self-starters who like
working outdoors and are very handy with things like all
landscaping equipment, basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical.
Must also pass extensive background checks. No smokers/drinkers.
Please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Experienced couple desires positions as private property
managers. If you are looking for someone to manage your property,
projects and security we are your answer. We have degrees in
Facility Management, Education and Science. We are experienced
hands on estate property managers, with skills in landscaping,
landscape design, master gardening, project management with
contractors and vendors, forest management, fire abatement and
control, equipment usage and maintenance of all sizes, equine
care, housekeeping, historical recording and much more. We are
seeking a long term commitment from a family. We can pass
background checks, drug test and have no outside commitments.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced Reliable Husband and Wife Team Seeking a Caretaker
Position. We have 30 years of experience. Energetic,
professional, fully qualified to meet a large variety of duties
and provide skilled management. Seeking a long-term paid position
in a rural or wilderness setting in Texas, Arizona, Oregon,
California, Hawaii or international locations. Please visit our
website XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more or contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call Summer Phone: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Alaska) Winter Phone: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, August 30, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a live-in position for a Toorak
estate. This is a Heritage property. This prestigious Melbourne
family seeks an experienced and dedicated couple to act as
caretakers of a substantial former private home. The home is now
used for private functions and events. Responsibilities will
include but not be limited to: some security, overseeing of all
contractors and maintenance staff, liaising with events staff,
setting up of equipment and facilities, function bookings and
related invoicing. This position will ideally suit a couple with
hospitality and maintenance experience, preferably with a
knowledge of heritage listed buildings. An excellent salary
package and living conditions are provided. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

FREE RENT FOR A CARETAKER in the Capitola area. I am a
52-year-old female who lives with her 85-year-old Mother who
currently is on Hospice. This is a temporary situation until my
Mom passes (approximately six months). Even once she passes I can
offer at least a 30 day notice and 30 days of pay, since I will
be doing a remodel and placing the house up for sale. I need
someone to come live in the home with us as her primary caretaker
with me assisting for time off, etc. We can work out something
that works for everyone I am very flexible. I can offer room,
food and a nice salary. We live in a great condo right across
from the beach with ocean views. You would have your own private
room and can bring some personal items (we can discuss). We are
right across from New Brighton and you have use of the pool and
Jacuzzi along with the workout room. I am home most of the time
(I work from home) but this is getting to be too much for me by
myself. She pretty much lies in the bed all day and needs help
getting to the restroom, food prep, showers, and light
housekeeping. I will be doing a background check. If you have any
questions or are interested please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and give me some background and why you
think this will work for you. Thanks.

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER NEEDED on the Isle of Man, from November 1 until
December 23, for approximately six weeks within those dates. I
have two full-time Cocker Spaniels and one part time King Charles
in my fully equipped bungalow in very quiet, semi-rural location,
close to amenities, sea and country walks. This would suit a
retired couple who love animals and gardening. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a permanent position to maintain an
estate in Montgomery County PA. Work would include lawn and
garden care, house cleaning, some carpenter work, etc.
Compensation would be free rent and utilities in exchange for
labor. A like new two bedroom apartment is available for you to
enjoy. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN 

HOMEOWNER IS LOOKING for a caretaker for a Cable, Wisconsin lake
home. This is a full-time position as occupancy is year round.
Duties to include communicating with the owner on a regular basis
to report status of property, cleaning and maintaining the
property, performing ground maintenance (lawn mowing, snow
removal, etc.), operating machinery used in caretaking, and other
duties as assigned. Applicants should have strong mechanical
aptitude, organizational and cleaning skills, ability to perform
manual labor, excellent interpersonal skills and multitasking
skills. Must pass a background check and be bondable. Please mail
your resume, including references and salary requirements, to
Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

CALIFORNIA

OPPORTUNITY FOR A SECURE, HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE LIFE. We have a
beautiful Central California river bottom farm with a year round
supply of free water to irrigate our permanent pastures. We are
growing pasture fed Angus, meat chickens and layers all in
movable paddocks to implement the idea of mob grazing to enhance
the productivity of our pasture. We seek to provide healthy food
for ourselves and others, and to survive in these bad times.
Check our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are older and need
partners to help us raise healthy meat, eggs and vegetables.
Experience in growing and preserving vegetables and fruit is a
must. We want a younger, married couple with farming background
and experience in managing cattle; and some carpentry and
mechanical skills. We need help with maintaining buildings,
fences, animal sheds, landscaping, irrigation systems, moving and
feeding the stock. Any experience with sheep, goats or pigs would
be a plus. We will be going to Farmer’s Markets and
dropping off CSA boxes of meat and/or eggs. You would sometimes
be supervising other workers. No smoking or drinking. You must be
comfortable and friendly in dealing with all races and creeds. We
can provide modest housing, health benefits, and a share of food
that we produce plus a modest salary. This is a full time, year
round job. No children please. A background check and references
will be required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with resume
and please include your address and phone number. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you have questions before submitting
resume.

ENGLAND

COUPLE REQUIRED for a Hampshire country house. We need a
knowledgeable gardener for four acres and general maintenance.
Must be able to work as a housekeeper/cook, with normal household
duties. The couple will need to be positive, enthusiastic, and
flexible with some weekend work. A three bedroom, pretty cottage
is included. You will need to start ASAP. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

EXPERIENCED APARTMENT CARETAKER TEAM (two people) needed
part-time for a 41-unit building in St. Louis Park. We are
seeking an experienced two person team (one person to be home
days) to live on-site. Both people must have previous experience
as a Caretaker or Building Manager in an apartment building.
Light maintenance skills are a must. You will be provided with a
two-bedroom apartment, small salary, and possible bonus. Please
fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and be sure to include a
day and evening phone number.

WEST VIRGINIA

FULL-TIME ANIMAL CARE CARETAKER needed to live on site and work
with animals. Housing and salary provided. To apply, please mail
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

INDIANA 

CARETAKER (BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS KEEPER) needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a self disciplined and ambitious
individual to oversee custodial and daily operations of the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Complex. The Caretaker will perform and
monitor cleaning and maintenance of designated facilities and its
furnishings and equipment; lock, unlock and monitor facilities
while in use; and ensure maintenance of detailed records as
required. Incumbent will also be responsible for mowing,
landscape management and snow removal as needed. Ability to
effectively communicate orally and in writing required. Incumbent
will be required to reside on the grounds in housing provided.
Letters of interest and resume may be sent to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Deadline for accepting applications is
September 3, 2010.

MASSACHUSETTS 

CARETAKER POSITION available in northeastern Massachusetts.
Long-term caretaker(s) wanted for 70 acres of fields and
woodland; perennial borders, lawns, and eight retired horses.
Caretaker should have knowledge of farm machinery, horse care,
and grounds keeping. A three bedroom apartment will be provided.
Owners live on the property. Conditions/payment to be mutually
agreed upon. References, interview required. Please reach us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

CONDO MAINTENANCE/CARETAKER POSITION open at the Monkey Island
condominium complex on Grand Lake. We have an immediate opening
for a resident maintenance manager. A two bedroom condo,
utilities and salary will be provided. The successful candidate
will have strong references, clean credit, no criminal history
and a high mechanical aptitude. The ability to work independently
is a must. This is a non-smoking position and must be drug free.
Please send a letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

VACATION HOME OUTFITTERS! Don't let plumbing problems or an empty
fridge spoil your vacation! Let us go the day before you arrive
and prepare for your stay. We clean, prepare meals and make sure
your home is ready for you to relax and enjoy! When it's time to
leave, we will have your laundry done, suitcase packed and your
home clean and secure. We will customize our service to your
specific needs. Nationwide service available with 20 years
cooking experience insured and bonded. Please call or email for
rates or to book us for your next vacation. Excellent references
available! Greg at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, August 23, 2010

FLORIDA

FULL-TIME LIVE IN POSITION available with a developmentally
disabled adult. This is an opportunity for you to make a
difference in the life of an adult with developmental
disabilities teaching basic life skills and assisting them to
live as independently as possible. This is a live-in position
which requires you to live in the individual's home. No shift
work available. Please do not respond unless you are interested
in a live-in caretaker position. This position requires staff to
be on duty seven days a week/24 hour care with a few hours free
time for staff each day. Can request days off as you might need
them. One year experience in some form of direct care is
required. Must have a clean criminal background. Requires a
vehicle and valid driver’s license. High School/GED.
Preferred requirements: experience working with persons with
developmental disabilities. Weekly salary, rent and utilities
paid. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

LIVE AND WORK ON A REMOTE ISLAND. Full-time position available
for an adaptable and versatile person. Requires: handyman skills,
boating experience, and guest relations. Benefits: private house,
includes utilities, paid vacation, and health insurance. Please
send your resume and four references to: Island,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER TEAM needed for a condominium complex in Eden Prairie.
The condo manager seeks a mature couple for cleaning, light
mechanical work, pool care, and light office work. We are a
close-in suburban location. Excellent salary, two bedroom unit,
and other benefits provided. This is a great opportunity. Please
fax resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, NM: looking for mature, non smoking, experienced
horseperson to care for my five horses, and pets in exchange for
lodging. Work on weekends from 7:00 to 11:00 AM and from 4:30 to
5:00 PM, and twice a week from 4:30 to 5:00 PM. Also when I am
out of town you will need to housesit/petsit. Duties will
include: feeding, watering, turning out, cleaning stalls and
pens, blanketing, and medicating. This is not a paid position.
Lodging consists of a two bedroom/one bath house. You will be
responsible for utilities. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced Reliable Husband and Wife Team Seeking a Caretaker
Position. We have 30 years of experience. Energetic,
professional, fully qualified to meet a large variety of duties
and provide skilled management. Seeking a long-term paid position
in a rural or wilderness setting in Texas, Arizona, Oregon,
California, Hawaii or international locations. Please visit our
website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more or contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, August 19, 2010

CANADA 

PART-TIME CARETAKER needed in Vancouver, BC. This is a live-in
position for a building on Vancouver's West End. Must be familiar
with the Residential Tenancy Act. We are looking for a self
motivated, flexible person with good organizational skills and a
team player. This position requires working from Friday night to
Monday morning. This job will suit a single person - it is not a
couple position. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

AN EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER is needed in the north of England.
Seeking someone who can offer a friendly and efficient service,
capable of working as part of a team or independently, adaptable
and a competent cook. Duties include general domestic tasks,
housework and laundry, cooking and shopping. Must be a
non-smoker, with a valid driving license. References are
essential. Separate accommodation is provided. Apply in writing
with your resume or letter detailing your experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX United Kingdom.

OHIO

RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS needed. A mature, highly motivated couple is
needed to manage a west side apartment complex. Experience is not
necessary, but the couple must enjoy working with people.
Maintenance experience a must and you will need to have your own
tools. Salary plus free apartment and utilities will be provided.
Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Maui - Seeking house sitting, senior care, pet sitting
opportunity on island of Maui from October 1 - December 15. I am
a financially stable, responsible, trustworthy mother of two
grown children in college, my husband is a physician working in
Washington State. I am seeking an opportunity to spend some time
on Maui this Fall while I write my latest book proposal and get
some artwork done. I am a longtime homeowner who knows what it
takes to manage a home. I have been going to Hawaii for years, I
know my way around Maui well. I will not have a car, so
opportunity must be within a mile or two of the public bus
service or include a vehicle. Please contact:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Mahalo.

Experienced Reliable Husband and Wife Team Seeking a Caretaker
Position. We have 30 years of experience. Energetic,
professional, fully qualified to meet a large variety of duties
and provide skilled management. Seeking a long-term paid position
in a rural or wilderness setting in Texas, Arizona, Oregon,
California, Hawaii or international locations. Please visit our
website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more or contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CANADA 

CARETAKERS AND RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS needed in Vancouver, BC. We
are looking for a retired couple to manage a 32 suite apartment
complex in the 13th and Oak area of Vancouver. A one bedroom
suite will be available. This position includes regular duties.
One person may have another job. To apply, please mail your
resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

ASPEN, COLORADO. Fill in for a resident manager of a 30 unit
condominium building, for four to five weeks starting at the end
of September 2010. May include Christmas week as well. Must have
experience in residential property management. You'll stay in a
two bedroom, two bath, and very quiet, non-smoking condo in
downtown Aspen. Tasks will be very basic maintenance (a bit of
cleaning, paying some bills, and daily check: 10 minutes a day)
Must adore cats, you'll be taking care of one. Small stipend to
be determined. Enjoy the gorgeous fall season in the mountains!
Please email relevant experience, references, and contact info to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN POSITION available in Kapahi. Seeking a
mature, responsible, and honest person. Must have transportation.
Handyman requirements include plumbing, carpentry and chain
sawing ability. Must be able to weedwack, mow, and a motivated
gardener would be a plus. One bedroom is provided. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA

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

PORTUGAL 

HOUSESITTER WANTED from September 29 to October 19, inclusive, in
Arganil, Beira Alto, Portugal. Our usual housesitter has had to
pull out unexpectedly, so we need caring reliable animal lovers
(no single males I'm afraid) urgently to care for our three well
behaved Sheltie dogs, and caged parrot. The animals’
welfare is paramount, as they are used to company and lots of
love, but this would not stop the housesitters from taking trips
out to explore this spectacular, quiet and historic area of
Central Portugal. We have a converted stone barn down a good
track by the river, wooded, with views of the mountains. A car is
available. A small medieval town is near-by. Besides the care of
our "family", we would want the house kept clean and
tidy, the house plants watered, and the parrot’s cage
cleaned twice. Also feeding and watering several semi-feral cats,
no other care is needed for them. For more details, please email
Janice at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Christian, Vegetarian single mom, 46 and teen daughter are
seeking a long-term housesitting or caretaking position in the
mountains of Colorado. I do have an outside bookkeeping job, but
will consider all possibilities, even leaving this job for the
right opportunity. I have done housesitting before while the
owner was away on mission trips and also have done some elder
care for a previous MD I worked for, as well as live on their
property. I am looking for a way to live in the beautiful
mountains and spend time with my daughter to homeschool her and
be a help to someone else. Excellent references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional couple looking for a position within one hour of
Phoenix. Private Caretaker, RV Park/Resort Manager, Apartment
Managers, Ranch Caretaker. Off Grid Living experience. We have
excellent skills, with professional references. Combined set of
skill list: carpentry, plumbing, masonry, heating, off grid
mechanical, hospitality, cooking, livestock, animal rescue,
animal shelter work and fostering. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, August 16, 2010

CONNECTICUT

SEEKING OUT A TOP NOTCH COUPLE for a Fairfield County family. The
home is occupied by a busy family (four children) and guests
during weekends, holidays and summers. The family is seeking a
chef and house manager/housekeeper couple who will live-in (guest
apartment) and run a large home (19,000 sq ft). Both must possess
knowledge of and have extensive experience with five-star white
glove service. Please love kids and pets (two dogs). She –
strong organizational and management skills, comfortable managing
a small staff and must be a meticulous cleaner. Be a team player,
create and organize staff schedules, stocking, and maintenance
schedule for repairs, dog care including walking/feeding, packing
and unpacking, purchase and arrange flower arrangements. He
– experienced and skilled gourmet chef, three meals per day
provided for family and staff members. Planning menus for family
dinners and events, all purchasing, record keeping, refreshing
and organization of all kitchen related inventories, proper
presentation required. Please only apply if you are a married
couple and have worked together in a private residence. Salary is
dependent on experience, health insurance provided after a 90 day
trial. Two days off per week. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Tunbridge Wells from December 8 to December
31, 2010. We are looking for a reliable person or couple. We have
two cats and a small aquarium (tropical fish). We live in very
pretty village in safe and friendly environment. Please
non-smokers to reply. We would like somebody to care and respect
our home like their own. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

WANT A QUIET LIFE on a horse farm? This is a great position for
the semi-retired: work two or three hours per day. Take care of
five retired horses and grounds. Live in a furnished, three
bedroom, two bath, modern cabin, for free. You should be
self-sufficient with an outside income and insurance. References
are required. We are located northwest of Augusta, GA. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, August 12, 2010

CANADA

RESIDENT CARETAKER needed for an apartment complex in
Saskatchewan. We are searching for a mature, experienced
person(s) with ability in building maintenance and management for
a 24 suite apartment building. Please reply to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Ontario, from September 20 to October 12.
We have a small farm, located one hour north of Toronto. You will
need to take care of one dog and one cat. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK needed for an active New York based family with
two school aged children. They are seeking an experienced
Housekeeper with terrific cooking skills to work full time,
year-round in their home in Salisbury, Connecticut. Experience in
caring for fine furnishings, an eye for detail, the ability to
speak English well and work in a home with children and pets is
needed. We are a casual family who enjoys country living and
quality family time. The general schedule is Thursday through
Monday. A separate apartment on the property is available. The
potential annual salary is $60,000 with benefits. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We look forward to meeting
you.

SCOTLAND

CHEERFUL COUPLE required to help run a large, informal country
home near Edinburgh. Delightful independent accommodation
provided. This position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week
each. Jobs will include housekeeping, laundry and occasional
cooking, assistance with gardening, maintenance and driving. Must
be able to drive. Salary negotiable. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in East Lothian, Scotland.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced Reliable Husband and Wife Team Seeking a Caretaker
Position. We have 30 years of experience. Energetic,
professional, fully qualified to meet a large variety of duties
and provide skilled management. Seeking a long-term paid position
in a rural or wilderness setting in Texas, Arizona, Oregon,
California, Hawaii or international locations. Please visit our
website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more or contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER COUPLE required for a property near Crookwell. A
comfortable three bedroom house will be provided in exchange for
handyman, gardening, and light maintenance work, one or two days
per week and general caretaking in the owner’s absence.
Please reply for more information together with your details and
references to: The Manager, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in British Columbia from April to June 2011
for two to three weeks (we are flexible). We are surrounded by
crown land, lakes, forests and wildlife. We are approximately
20km from the town of 100 Mile House. We live in the interior of
British Columbia on 350 acres. Our house is open plan and modern.
We share our lives with 11 Siberian Huskies that we sled with
during the winter months. Now that we are Empty Nester's we would
like to travel more. We are looking for a person who will take
care of our dogs (feeding, and cleaning the kennel) and our home
while we are away. For more info, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

FREE RENT FOR THE WINTER. We are in need of a caretaker
mid-November through April, FOR A LARGE HOME AND TWO DOGS. We are
OFF THE GRID in a remote area of New Mexico - one hour south of
Santa Fe. We are looking for someone who will know about taking
care of a solar home and all the systems that go with off the
grid living. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

CARETAKER WANTED in the Rhinebeck area. This is a full-time,
live-in position. Must have extensive experience in estate
management and maintenance with knowledge of horticulture,
buildings and grounds care, farm animals, and machinery.
Excellent references are required. Please mail your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

NEED PART-TIME HELP with milking and animal care and carpentry
improvements on a mountain ranch raising dairy goats and sheep.
We are located about 30 miles from Medford, raising small herds
but lots of milk and cheese. This is a trade only position. RV
available or you could bring your own, or share facilities at the
house. Temporary but could become permanent. Quiet living, no
alcohol, health conscious, easy going and with a high work ethic.
Our animals are important. We have a perma culture garden in
process. We are surrounded by National Forest. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW. Does your beautiful home, unique property
or charming hideaway require a responsible HOME SITTER?
Professional woman writer desires to be of service while in
re-write on a screenplay and book. Friendly pets could be welcome
companions and inspiration in new surroundings. Available after
8/20/10 (for two to six months). References available on request.
Open to a variety of delightful locations. I look forward to
speaking with you in detail. My regards, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, August 9, 2010

ARKANSAS

PERSON AND/OR COUPLE needed to help on a non-profit horse rescue
operation, north of Pyatt, AR, in a semi-remote area. The job
consists of fence repair, feeding, lawn mowing, horse care and
many small miscellaneous jobs. A fund raising background would be
very helpful. Prefer someone who knows how to handle,
rehabilitate and retrain horses. Will consider others. Retired
okay if able. We currently have many head of horses and Nubian
and Nigerian Dwarf goats. Our feed, vet and farrier bills are
huge. Right now we are only able to offer room and board in
exchange for help. In the future this could change to add a
stipend. No children. Social drinker and/or smoker is okay. The
position will be permanent. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks to appoint a new live-in site
manager/caretaker at the now rehabilitated former British atomic
test site at Maralinga, South Australia, (about 400 kilometers
northwest of Ceduna). Expressions of interest are invited from
persons who have had extensive experience at maintaining general
infrastructure (diesel/electrical generators, plumbing,
air-conditioners, general mechanical equipment, vehicles, etc.),
experience at living in remote areas and the ability, and
interest in working for a traditional Aboriginal Community. From
the expressions of interest, a number of proponents will be
selected to visit the site and submit detailed tenders. Selection
of the successful tenderer will be based upon proven abilities
and value for money. The position may suit a mature couple or
family with remote rural property experience. Although the
manager/caretaker functions could be performed by one person
only, it is a safety requirement that the site manager/caretaker
live at the site with at least one other responsible person. A
package of additional information about the position, including a
list of essential experience and information about the selection
process is available by contacting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Australia. Expressions of Interest will be received up to 5:00pm,
Friday, September 3, 2010, and should be addressed to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CANADA 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Kaleden, British Columbia, from November 1,
2010 to early April 2011. We have a beautiful 3,000 sq ft home in
the country, eight miles from Penticton that we have had
housesitters for the past 18 years while we head to our winter
home in Arizona. We have always had housesitters and it has been
peace of mind knowing that someone is looking after our home
while we are away. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

HOUSESITTER(S) NEEDED in southeastern Colorado for about three
weeks ... the last days of September until mid-October. This is
NOT a paid position. I need a couple or single person (non-
smokers) to care for my property and animals ... horses, goats,
dog, cats and an assortment of birds. There are easy chores here
at this time of year: feed and water in the morning (about 20
minutes) and then again in the evening (15 minutes). The longest
"chore" will be walking the young dogs that I adopted
when they were abandoned. I would like to think that they are
really fun for you to be around as I am enjoying them a lot
myself still. Accommodation will be the master bedroom, with
attached bathroom. The house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms,
den, lounge, and kitchen with an attached dining room. Clean and
tidy. My home has TV, DVD, video, wireless internet, sewing
machine, and fax. The property is in town and is seven acres (or
two town blocks). The town is 1½ hours from Colorado
Springs. Use of a car is possible. We have several bicycles
available also. We will close the swimming pool for winter. There
are a couple of lakes really handy; beautiful at this time of
year for a wander. You can also walk to the excellent community
library and into town. Our rural, farming community population is
2,000. The area has plenty to offer if you like to explore your
environs. First time housesitters are OK. You just ought to love
animals and be happy to spend time in their company. I am sorry,
but I am NOT set up for your own animals or young children. There
are no critters inside my home. Thanks for your interest. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA 

LIVE IN PARIDISE in Costa Rica on an 18-acre farm (near Tamarindo
in Guanacaste Provence) overlooking vast green canopies, dramatic
eastern mountain vistas, endless sprawling hills and valleys with
quiet farm land ~ already set up with barn, home, small animal
area, gardens, trails, and a vegetable garden ~ Just 10-minutes
from town and 20-minutes from magnificent beaches, world class
fishing and shopping. I need a couple who are homebodies to come
live in a nice furnished house with spectacular mountain views.
Accommodations include a giant master bedroom suite with private
access and large kitchen and living room. Green house is
available for the garden lover’s. Electricity paid by
caretaker. Farm is recently listed for sale but that may take a
year or two. I need a caretaker to care for the house and
landscaping around house and other minor responsibilities for
absent owner. Also to supervise any work that may be needed to
keep the property up. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Own
transportation would be necessary. Starting date ASAP if a good
fit. Photos and more details are available on request. Please
email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

GEORGIA

WANT A QUIET LIFE on a horse farm? This is a great position for
the semi-retired: work two or three hours per day. Take care of
five retired horses and grounds. Live in a furnished, three
bedroom, two bath, modern cabin, for free. You should be
self-sufficient with an outside income and insurance. References
are required. We are located northwest of Augusta, GA. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, August 6, 2010

AUSTRALIA

HORSE STUD FACILITY requires a caretaker in the Sunshine Coast
Hinterland. We are looking for someone with horse experience to
help with a minimum of six hours a week on the weekends.
Depending on experience, there is more work available in exchange
for accommodation. We have a lovely home on 133 acres bordering
the State Forest, 45 minutes from some of the best beaches
Australia has to offer. If interested, please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

LIVE-IN CARETAKER POSITION available at the Colorado Therapeutic
Riding Center in Longmont, Colorado. This is a great opportunity
for a hard working and reliable couple or individual with some
horse experience and a strong willingness to learn. 15 hours per
week in exchange for a two bedroom/one bathroom apartment on the
facility. Duties include early morning and evening turning in and
out horses from pasture, feeding, watering, stall/paddock
cleaning, care for sick horses, and wound care. Additional duties
for pay are possible. This position is physically demanding and
works outside in all weather conditions. References required.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO 

CARETAKER NEEDED in Yucatan, Mexico. We need a professional
couple for a secluded villa on the beach in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
12 miles from Tulum. Our 2.5 acre property extends across a
peninsula from the Caribbean Ocean to fresh water lagoons.
Applicants need to be comfortable working in the natural
environment, be ecological oriented and able to communicate well
in Spanish. Experience should include house/pool maintenance,
cleaning, landscaping, handyman skills (carpentry, plumbing, and
electrical) knowledge of off grid systems and professional
customer service for seasonal renters. ONE YEAR COMMITMENT
REQUIRED starting November 1. NO SMOKERS. Salary will be
commensurate with experience. Please send your resume,
references, and contact info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA 

RE-LOCATION RESIDENT EMPLOYMENT available. Part-time for Man and
Wife team on a small horse ranch in rural Central Montana. Owners
are an elderly man and wife. A private two bedroom/one bath unit,
utilities, some transportation and other amenities provided as a
condition of employment. This is a non TOBACCO use environment.
Duties include: gardening, some light ranch work, chauffeur
(minimum 16 years driving experience), housekeeper, cook, and
laundress. Pets are allowed, including facilities for two (2)
riding horses and one (1) pack animal: feed, barn and pasture
included. There is a gun range on site. And we have deer,
pheasant, geese and ducks on the property in hunting season. Elk,
antelope and moose hunting are within a two hour drive. Snow
skiing and water skiing are a one hour drive from here. The back
property line is on a fishable creek. The job requires 16 hours
per week per person. Thirty (30) days paid vacation per year. The
total compensation package is approximately $19,000/year. Salary
negotiable depending on experience. Health insurance is not
provided. All items are negotiable. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX; when answering machine answers, please
leave: Date, Time, Name, Phone # and the best time to return the
call. All U.S. calls will be returned within 72 hours.

WASHINGTON

RV PARK CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a Trout Farm and RV Park in
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is an excellent position for someone
with a supplemental income. This is a year-round position for
caretakers who are bondable. A criminal and credit check will be
required. This position requires handyman, carpentry and
mechanical skills, some office and book keeping. The hours during
the summer may be as high as 60 hours per week. The winter work
hours could be as few as twenty hours per week. The schedule will
include weekends and holidays. Compensation for the position
includes a two bedroom house, lights, water garbage and phone
service plus a minimal monthly salary. To apply, please email
your resume and all your contact info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include “Caretaker Position” in the Subject Line.
Please do not call the park for any information.

WISCONSIN 

LOOKING FOR A TRUSTWORTHY COUPLE for caretaking near Prairie Du
Chien, Wisconsin. House, shed and pasture is provided in exchange
for 15 hours of work per week. Need someone who is healthy, self
motivated and willing to relocate. Work will mainly consist of
yard maintenance, security, driving tractor, filling the corn
stove in the winter, feeding the birds and snow removal. This is
a very private area. Please send an email message telling me
about yourself to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please write
"caretaker" in the Subject Line or it will not be
opened. Thank you.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Skilled couple looking for rural work in New England, preferably
western MA, ME, or VT. Especially interested in organic farm or
community. Tom was a residential contractor and an apartment
maintenance supervisor, so he can do most repairs, carpentry,
sheetrock, plumbing, renovations. Janet has been an office
manager; can also do organizing, editing, writing, customer
service. Both can do yard work, and gardening. Open to various
types of offers, including caretaking or housesitting, as well as
working in exchange for room, board, some salary. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX; or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CALIFORNIA 

HORSE RANCH HELPER NEEDED. We are a private horse ranch located
in Lucerne Valley (Southern California). We are in need of
part-time ranch help. This includes daily feeding, cleaning and
various other handyman type jobs as needed around the ranch
including some yard work. We board a few extra horses in the
wintertime. This is not a full-time position and is about
1½ hours in the mornings (feed and clean) and one hour in
the evenings (feeding). Worker can have an outside job or be a
student. We offer accommodations consisting of a 32' RV (new) or
you can live in your own RV on the ranch property. No money
compensation is offered, so you will need an outside income. You
can keep your own horse (one or two) and a dog. We raise
miniature horses and peacocks and also have our riding horses.
The ranch is close in, though rural. We need a self starter, neat
and clean, with no drugs, drink or drama. A single or couple is
OK. If this is you and will work for you please contact us. Local
or relocate is OK. Please email a letter explaining your
background and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT 

WORK IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE RENT at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Warehouse
one bedroom occupancy is available for one person. Well behaved
pets will be considered. Prefer a non-smoker. The work is light
industrial general labor and night security. I am looking for 15
hours of labor each week. I am looking for a quiet person who can
look over the industrial complex’s seven buildings and 14
acres. The accommodations are rough but cheap. This would include
electricity. Cell service here is excellent. It would be month to
month, with no lease. If you are interested, please send me an
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I would like to know a little more
about you. Tell me where you are in your life, where you are
coming from and why this would be a good opportunity for you.
References will be required. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

ARCHITECT AND FAMILY LOOKING FOR WEST COAST PERMANENT CARETAKER
POSITION: I’m ready to get out of the office and use my
body by maintaining buildings and/or grounds and managing
security on a large property. I’m reliable, friendly and
mechanically minded and knowledgeable with all building
maintenance. I can either do the work myself or manage vendors or
sub-contractors as needed. I’m interested in working for a
family, school, resort or retreat. I love animals and am open to
caring for all kinds of animals but haven’t had any farm or
ranch experience. We do enjoy tending our own garden at home. My
wife works for a software company as a Business Development
Manager and needs to be within a two hour drive of an airport but
she is open to working beside me if a position comes up where she
can use her business/marketing skills. We have a daughter who
will be starting first grade and a friendly chocolate Lab.
We’d like to slow our life down and be able to spend more
time as a family enjoying the outdoors and becoming part of a
smaller community. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call our home at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss how we can help
you.

Dependable, professional, Christian couple with excellent
references seeks year round, live-in caretaking position.
Location flexible, prefer smaller cities or rural living.
Positive attitude, attention to detail, meticulous organizational
and cleaning skills, hard-working and trainable. Desire for new
challenges. Wife is experienced with cooking, baking, serving,
manufacturing, banking/bookkeeping, customer service, and
banquet/wedding setup. Husband is experienced with estimating and
negotiating repair or work orders on property. Strong
interpersonal and computer skills; abilities in gardening,
landscaping, lawn maintenance, fence/stone wall work,
interior/exterior painting, and assisted in many carpentry
projects. Able bodied; desire outdoor work. Love animals, and
children. Prefer salaried position. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Resumes/References available upon request.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER REQUIRED for our 40 acre estate. Duties will include
landscaping, brush clearance, animal care, and driving. This is a
part-time position in the foothills of the Sierras. We are
located 10 minutes from Mountain Ranch, (nearest towns are San
Andreas and Jackson). The location is beautiful and property is
mainly parkland like and forest. There is an in-ground pool and
extensive landscaping to take care of. This position is really
trade for rent. We have a nice 25’ trailer for the
caretaker and we expect 10 hours work per week. We will pay for
any hours above 10. We are seeking somebody for a permanent job.
My husband and I live on the property. The caretaker will work
with me or my husband or on his own. We need caretaker now and
are actively looking for one. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

SEEKING A COUPLE to assist our present managers in the operations
of a large rental complex in Kamloops, BC. You would be required
to reside at the complex in a one or two bedroom apartment. The
position would be most suitable for a mature couple. The couple
will be trained for the position of manager when the present
managers step down. One person must have skills as a
jack-of-all-trades in building and yard maintenance. The other
will be required to do building and suite cleaning as well as
learn the operation of running the office. To apply, please mail
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

HOUSESITTER(S) NEEDED in southeastern Colorado for almost three
months.... the last days of November until early February 2011.
This is NOT a paid position. I need a couple or single person
(non- smokers) to care for my property and animals ... horses,
goats, dog, cats and an assortment of birds. There are easy
chores here at this time of year: feed and water in the morning
(about 20 minutes) and then again in the evening (15 minutes).
The longest "chore" will be walking the young dogs that
I adopted when they were abandoned. I would like to think that
they are really fun for you to be around as I am enjoying them a
lot myself still. Accommodation will be the master bedroom, with
attached bathroom. The house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms,
den, lounge, and kitchen with an attached dining room. Clean and
tidy. My home has TV, DVD, video, wireless internet, sewing
machine, and fax. The property is in town and is seven acres (or
two town blocks). The town is 1½ hours from Colorado
Springs. Use of a car is possible. We have several bicycles
available also. We will close the swimming pool for winter. There
are a couple of lakes really handy; beautiful at this time of
year for a wander. You can also walk to the excellent community
library and into town. Our rural, farming community population is
2,000. The area has plenty to offer if you like to explore your
environs. First time housesitters are OK. You just ought to love
animals and be happy to spend time in their company. I am sorry,
but I am NOT set up for your own animals or young children. There
are no critters inside my home. Thanks for your interest. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

GENERAL, CARETAKERS wanted. A full-time caretaking position is
available for a couple, at a large Lake Coeur d'Alene home from
September to June, and then part-time during the summer.
Responsibilities include maintenance, upkeep and security of
extensively landscaped family home and grounds. General
maintenance, boat and yard skills required. Housing (late
September to early June) and utilities provided. Must be
responsible and experienced, with strong references. No smoking.
Excellent pay. To apply, please mail a letter, resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

Monday, August 2, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed. Bring your trailer or RV and live in
the beautiful Sierra Nevada area, three miles from I-80 at
3,800’ elevation. Property owner with ten acres needs help.
Skill with chainsaw, wood-splitter and driving in snowy
conditions would be very helpful. Occasional home maintenance
needed - general “honey-do’s,” along with
clearing and burning. Work would be sporadic, leaving free time
for hiking, fishing in the American River, gardening, or just
enjoying nature. A sturdy pole-building with hook-ups will house
up to 30’ trailer. This is perfect for an able-bodied,
retired person. Couple okay. References required. No drug users.
Prefer a commitment from fall 2010 to spring 2011. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

NEED A HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER, live-in in the Atlanta area. Are
you interested in housekeeper/caretaker work in exchange for
rent? Are you skilled? Duties are NOT difficult. You will reside
in separate housing with a large bedroom. We are located in
beautiful Cascade Heights, only 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta.
Must have experience with taking care of the elderly. This job
requires cooking, cleaning, and assisting with daily walking
activity. I need help with my 82-year-old Mom. She can walk and
bathe herself. She is a stroke victim and needs someone to serve
simple breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Only serious inquiries,
please. A background check will be conducted. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA 

WRANGLER/RANCH HAND needed for executive private ranch outside
Gardiner, Montana. Candidate needs to have a good knowledge of
horses and tack, general equine medical knowledge, ability to
maintain horse records, knowledge of packing and trail clearing,
and must be able to work with riders of all ages and level of
experience. We want a mature responsible adult who can make the
owners and owners’ guests feel comfortable and safe. Must
be able to pass a drug test and background check. Position is
full time and housing is available for a single person –
possibly a couple if the other person is willing to take on
seasonal gardener assistant position (listed below). Ranch is
also looking for a full-time gardener assistant through
approximately October 15th. Your job would be assisting our
full-time gardener and taking their direction during the day. Job
includes general landscaping duties: mowing, tree trimming,
hauling, mulching, weeding flower beds, basic pool and hot tub
maintenance. Must be able to pass a drug test and background
check. Housing is provided for a single person. Please send
resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NICARAGUA 

GENERAL MANAGER Eco-Lodge Position Available in the Caribbean.
We’re a beachfront eco-lodge on a traditional English
speaking remote Caribbean island with incredible fishing and
diving with 14 cabins 45 miles off of Nicaragua's Caribbean
coast. Requirements (couple or single): Willing to work as a
team, six month commitment, must speak Spanish, professional
knowledge of hotel and restaurant operations, general knowledge
of mechanics, generators, plumbing, electricity, (alternative
energy helpful), excellent customer service, patience and a good
sense of humor, and organized with accounting skills. Please send
your resume and photo to receive more details on the job
description and compensation to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and you can
learn more at our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS 

GOAT CARETAKER NEEDED in Mico, Texas. Responsible, experienced
person needed to care for growing herd of 150+ goats on 350
acres. Qualified candidate would live on site (family welcome;
living quarters and utilities provided) and perform daily chores
appropriate to overseeing goats along with duties for upkeep of
property including fence repair, etc. The candidate must possess
appropriate skills for goat care and also for property upkeep and
have verifiable references. He/she must have own personal
transportation. Bilingual skills are helpful but not essential.
Salary is negotiable. To apply please email qualifications to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WHAT I CAN DO FOR A SUCCESFUL RANCHOWNER: I have over twenty
years of experience both full and part-time working for upscale
equestrian operations. I can provide assistance with breeding,
foaling, training of young horses and all manner of farm
management. My greatest strength is working with young horses! I
have five years of experience with sheep management in everything
from breeding to the sale of finished lamb. I have grown as much
as five acres of organic produce in one season and I did this
alone, so I can assist you with organic crop production. I am a
committed Christian and former missionary with a commitment to
the highest moral standards and a love for all people. I can help
you with sales and marketing, because I am considered one of the
most effective inside sales specialists in the country with over
thirty years of experience in new account development and strong
phone skills. In conclusion, I can provide security for your
family, ranch or estate. I am a certified Ninja practitioner with
forty years of experience in the martial arts. I am single with
no children and no legal problems. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, July 29, 2010

CALIFORNIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER/GARDENER needed in Pacific Palisades. The
responsibilities include gardening for the entire grounds, lawn,
bushes to be trimmed, garden to be cleaned, weeding (organize
heavy cleaning and tree pruning by outside contractor twice a
year), taking care of the property (as the principle is away most
of the year), including mail forwarding, regular maintenance and
overall safety. Receive package deliveries, respond to enquiries,
trash cans to be put on the street Monday night and taken back
Tuesday night, light maintenance (bulb replacement, light
plumbing and electrical work), as well as taking care of
occasional outside contractors for repairs (electrician, phones,
audio/video, plumber, pool maintenance), some situations might
require immediate and urgent attention, take care of cars. Must
be extremely trustworthy, reliable and dependable. The
Caretaker/Gardener must be orderly, neat, organized with prior
experience n gardening and maintenance. English speaking, legal
and with a driver’s license (car not provided). Able to
discuss and take charge of subcontractors and has a sense of
initiative. Guesthouse cannot accommodate children. If
Caretaker/Gardener is a couple occasional house cleaning for the
guesthouse will need to be performed. Compensation will be
$30,000 to $40,000 depending on competencies. Applicants must
have impeccable references working as a
caretaker/gardener/houseman or as a couple for a family. Please,
no phone calls. Please email your resume and references directly
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER AND PET CARER for our dog and
our home in Roydon, Essex/Herts during our stay in Perth, Western
Australia from early October 2010 to early April 2011 (dates
variable). Roydon is a small quiet village just north of Epping
and 45 minutes from London. Our semi-detached cottage has two
bedrooms, kitchen, lounge/dining, bathroom and conservatory.
There is plenty of room for car parking. A bus stops outside and
train station is within a short walk as is the local shop,
pharmacy, restaurant, pubs and church. Our adorable 10-year-old
border collie/spaniel Jack loves people and is very well behaved.
Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested.

FLORIDA

THIS HOME AND PET SITTING OPPORTUNITY is from October 12, 2010 to
March 25, 2011 (approximately five months), in Jupiter, FL. The
housesitter should be reliable, cat loving, tidy, non smoking,
and communicative with us while we are away. You will need to
care and feed our two cats, plus daily scooping and weekly
cleaning of their litter box. You will also need to do some very
small garden upkeep, cleaning up after yourself and the kitties,
and, keeping our lovely home clean and tidy as we will leave it
for you. This is a small deluxe garden view home in a quiet
community. There is a swimming pool for the residents. A bicycle
is available to go to nearby shops or beaches. There is also a
kayak if you want to explore the canals. Free wi-fi (internet),
cable TV, utilities, and more. You need to like cats and not mind
tending to the litter box every day. This opportunity would
especially suit one who works online and enjoys their own company
and the beautiful weather in this area at that time of year. You
should be prepared to pay a refundable deposit and check with me
(the owner) before letting people not known into our home while
we are away. Our location is 15 minutes north of West Palm Beach
on the east coast of Florida (Treasure Coast). Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor more information.

TEXAS 

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE wanted to maintain house and grounds
on a 340-acre property (with private lake) near Palestine, Texas.
Must be healthy and knowledgeable about maintaining/cleaning
property and home. No crops or farm animals and no hunting
leases. Must be homebodies as you will be in charge of property
security. Owners are on the property part time, including some
Holidays. Salary and benefits negotiable, private cabin and
vacation included. Only well-referenced couples willing to submit
to a background check need apply. Please send your resume and
references to: Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CALIFORNIA 

PART-TIME SUSTAINABLE GARDENER needed in a Sacramento home.
Female preferred. Goal for my 1/3 acre is a profitable hobby farm
and sustainable local foods business to compliment my developing
self-care coaching practice. Duties: maintenance-based yard work
and caring for 40 semi-free-range chickens plus domestic pets.
Large FURNISHED bedroom with private, attached bath, plus
utilities provided in exchange for 10 - 12 hours of work weekly.
Will consider pay for additional hours. Ideal candidate
understands sustainability, is a physically fit creative thinker
and appreciates honest food. Full or part-time off-site
employment is fine. A three month commitment is required. Please
reply with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COMPASSIONATE CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a Natural Lifestyle
horse ranch in southern California. Live-in caretaker couple
wanted for an alternative, natural care horse ranch. Remote, off
grid living, full care for 20 - 25 horses. Must have horse care
and ranch experience, including farm machinery/handyman skills.
The caretakers will be provided with a small cottage, utilities,
TV, internet, plus a small salary. Preferably no children,
although an exception could be made for the right circumstance.
No smokers, drinkers, drug users. No hunters. Must be committed,
conscientious, and have a deep respect for all life. Must LOVE
the lifestyle. Background/criminal checks will be done. You will
be doing the horse care/ranch work yourselves. Located in scenic
wilderness. Must be environmentally aware, love all animals,
solitude, be open-minded and willing to learn new horse care
techniques. Must love the outdoors and hard work. On your resume,
explain why you might want this job. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN A HOUSESITTER? To occupy our furnished
house in a rural village, 40 minutes southeast of Poitiers with
sensitivity, keeping it in exactly the same condition as it is
now - including the gardens, from 9/1/10 to 8/31/11. The
housesitter must keep the house and buildings clean, keep the
gardens and driveway mowed, trimmed and weeded, and deal with any
general maintenance or problems arising. Our home is a beautiful
1790's Maison de Maitre in its own 112 acre plot, overlooking the
Vienne Valley. Tranquility is assured but not too isolated. We
will be in the UK for foreseeable future. We are asking the
housesitter to do some work in exchange for living in a nice
place. Gardening (using my own equipment) will probably be about
half to three quarters of a day a week - sometimes more,
sometimes less, depending on how fast you work. This will include
mowing, trimming, weeding in general, but I am sure other things
may crop up such as watering, etc. You will need a car. You will
need money - life in France is not as cheap as it was. Broadband
is not available although dial up internet is currently on, but
Broadband may be available soon. We will pay standing orders on
electricity, phone, water, etc. and you are to pay for what you
use. You are to pay internet if required. We pay property taxes.
Heating - we will pay for a full tank of heating oil (1,400
litres), which will probably not last you the winter - so you
will need to budget for another one, and buy some firewood.
Practical people who are looking to do a little work in exchange
for a great place to live are the preferred housesitters here.
Honesty and integrity are a pre requisite, and references will be
sought. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

SEEKING A HARDWORKING, RESPONSIBLE, mature person, persons, or
family to live on our 20 acre family farm homestead in the
Conrad, MT area. Yard care and duties as assigned by owner, to
include, but not limited to, light electrical, painting,
staining, snow removal, weeding, trimming, making appointments,
etc. Must be mature and able to communicate with the owner and
farm leasees. Non smokers only, please. For more information,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

A FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY seeks a live-in (shared housing)
caretaker in the Marysville, area. The position does NOT pay, but
room and board will be provided for no charge. In exchange, we
would need approximately 20 - 30 hours a week of animal care and
general property maintenance (lawn mowing, feed pickup, vet
appointments, etc.) looking for someone who can commit for at
least a year. This position would be perfect for someone with a
part-time job or retiree. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be
comfortable handling a variety of animals (or have a willingness
to learn). The sanctuary is home to chickens, ducks, turkeys,
sheep, two goats, a horse, a donkey, a steer and a few others.
The daily feed/water routine takes about an hour in the am, and
another hour in the pm. There are other dogs and cats on site,
and unfortunately, we could not accommodate any additional dogs
(cats are negotiable). Housing is shared with the Director- a
private bedroom in a three bedroom split level with shared bath
and kitchen. Internet and cable provided at no charge. Must be
okay with cats! To apply and to learn more, please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hi, my name is Becca; I am a very responsible, 58-year-old,
former female college instructor. I am bondable and have
EXCELLENT references available. I have experience and am
interested in house or pet sitting. I would also consider a
position that might require some 'lite' care giving. I'm
available to work just about anywhere [the Dallas/Fort Worth area
would be a plus!] beginning August 5. Animals LOVE me. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ARIZONA

CARETAKER needed for a property in Tucson Foothills. This
position requires residing in the property overnight and part of
day while assisting the tenant in basic activities of daily
living. Strong boundaries and character absolutely essential.
Experience as a caregiver is preferred. A pre-employment
background check and drug-screening will be performed, as well as
multiple interviews for this uniquely important position. Salary
will be commensurate with experience. Serious inquiries only.
Please mail your letter of interest, an updated resume and
references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELIZE

LONG-TERM HELP needed. Our ideal candidate would be someone who
is into Permaculture/organic farming/orcharding - is familiar
with off-grid living, solar power, spring water system - is OK
with hot humid tropics part of the year - is a dog lover -
independent and self-reliant - handyman - natural health
enthusiast; and enjoys a high fruit diet. Housing provided. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

COUPLE WANTED FOR A SUSTAINABLE FARM IN CALIFORNIA. We have 20+
acres of irrigated pasture land in a river bottom in Central
California. This Mediterranean climate farm is within 40 minutes
of the beautiful Kings Canyon National Park. It is fenced, now
growing 400+ pastured layers and broilers, is ready to start mob
grazing of pasture fed cattle, sheep, and turkeys, and to grow a
large vegetable garden. We can provide a modest salary to be
negotiated, health benefits, housing, meat and vegetables
produced on site. A split of profits from farm products is a
future possibility. This is a long term opportunity for
entrepreneurial minded self-starters. WE NEED A couple dedicated
to the concept of raising healthy meat, eggs and vegetables and
to the concept of enriching and healing the land as part of the
process. We need help with maintaining buildings and fences,
landscaping, irrigation systems, moving and feeding the stock. We
will be going to Farmer’s Markets and dropping off CSA
boxes of meat and/or eggs. You would sometimes be supervising
other workers and/or interns. We want a couple with farming
background, education, and/or experience; some rudimentary
carpentry and mechanical skills; with the ability to plant, grow
and preserve fruit and vegetables for our mutual benefit; and
some experience in managing cattle and/or sheep. Any experience
in pigs, direct marketing (i.e. Farmer’s Markets, Web
sales), and Spanish is a big plus. No smoking or drinking. Must
have Social Security numbers and Driver’s Licenses.
DESIRABLE is an interest in active non-violence, the pursuit of
justice and participating in a community of like-minded people
with skepticism about mainstream versions of reality. Please
email your information and why you might fit in to this scenario
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please include your address and phone
number. Feel free to call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you need
further information before applying.

MAINE 

ISLAND CARETAKER NEEDED ON CUSHINGS ISLAND IN CASCO BAY,
PORTLAND, MAINE. Summer colony of approximately 50 families seeks
a year-round caretaker who is a self starter with strong people
skills and an aptitude for juggling multiple demands. Preference
will be given to candidates with strong mechanical and trade
skills, as well as waterfront capabilities. In addition to
salary, including a compensation package aid to partner, benefits
will include the use of a two story brick home, all utilities and
a mooring. A sturdy boat is also a requirement for the job.
Please send resume and cover letter by August 14, 2010 to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hi, my name is Becca; I am a very responsible, 58-year-old,
former female college instructor. I am bondable and have
EXCELLENT references available. I have experience and am
interested in house or pet sitting. I would also consider a
position that might require some 'lite' care giving. I'm
available to work just about anywhere [the Dallas/Fort Worth area
would be a plus!] beginning August 5. Animals LOVE me. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, July 26, 2010

AUSTRALIA

HANDY PERSON/CARETAKER needed for a rural property in Ilford, a
small town in New South Wales. A cottage will be provided, plus
meat, eggs, and poultry in return for two days work. Other paid
work is also available. To apply please mail your letter and
references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CALIFORNIA 

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/PART-TIME HANDYMAN needed for a scenic
northern California working cattle ranch. Duties include routine
maintenance, yard work and some livestock care. We provide
$600/month, housing, plus house utilities. Please reply with your
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

HOUSE AND CAT SITTER URGENTLY WANTED from this Thursday, July 29
for three weeks. I have a lovely three bedroom house in London,
with garden, and only a three minute walk from the South Ealing
tube in West London. I have all modern appliances, wi-fi, large
television with surround sound speakers, an extensive DVD
collection and lots of books. Need a trustworthy animal lover.
One of our cats is very timid and needs a gentle loving person
while we're on holiday. Urgently needed as someone just fell
through. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO 

CARETAKERS WANTED for two ranch properties in Chihuahua, Mexico.
One is a remote mountain ranch - very rustic - in the mountains
(Pine-Oak forest) with limited solar facilities and difficult
access. This is ideal for people who enjoy wilderness and
sustainability (four hours from shopping). Caretakers will
monitor wildlife and the bison herd, garden and care for domestic
animals. The second ranch is a working cattle ranch 30 minutes
from Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. Duties for both ranches take
about 20 hours per week. A simple but private house (solar) and
basic food will be furnished in both places. A three month
commitment is required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Mebane, North Carolina, from September 13
to October 14. I am looking for a housesitter who can watch over
and care for my three dogs and a cat in exchange for a free place
to stay for this one month time period. For more information,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Individual experienced in all aspects of ranching, horse training
and heavy equipment will complement your horse properties nicely.
Employed full-time, non-drinker, non-smoker and drug-free,
responsible and honest; is seeking a live-in arrangement in your
casita or guest house in Corrales, NM with part-time stipend to
make your situation and mine work. Available as soon as can be
arranged. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, July 22, 2010

ARIZONA

NEED A RELIABLE, full-time caregiver for my critters and property
caretaker to watch over my property in the Yuma area starting
October 1, during my deployment. Have a park model or RV space
for your rig in return for the care of two horses, two cats and a
two acre property during my deployment. Full use of arena, round
pen, and you can have a place for your horse. General yard
maintenance required as well. Would be responsible for your own
electricity. Non smokers only. Must have horse experience.
Position could extend past my deployment. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE 

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for an equestrian estate of 15 hectares
starting 11/1/2010. Looking for a couple to assist in all areas
for my family and estate. We are situated in the foothills of the
Alps in Aups, in southeastern France. Duties will include all
aspects of house management, including cleaning, laundry, errands
(car provided), etc. Property maintenance: this is a specialized
horse facility, so applicants should have extensive equestrian
experience. Approximately 10 hectares of prairie and five
hectares of woodlands. Would be expected to maintain all aspects
of the property to a high standard. This property's previous
owner was a world class championship breeder; therefore the
facilities are of the highest quality. This is a family residence
first, however, at present we are considering to continue in the
work of the previous owner. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information.

MASSACHUSETTS

HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a private estate on Cape
Cod. This is an excellent opportunity for a couple looking to
live in a beautiful resort area, with part-time work offered in
trade for live-in opportunity and small stipend. You will be
responsible for the house and grounds maintenance. This includes,
but not limited to, cleaning, laundry, mowing, weeding,
gardening, tree trimming, painting, etc. Requires physically fit
individuals, and includes climbing stairs and walking the large
grounds. House interiors and exterior must be held to a very high
standard. The property is used a vacation rental during peak
season, so applicants must be professional, discreet and
courteous. Hours will vary, during peak hours (June –
August) 40 hours per week for a couple (20 hours per person),
during shoulder time much less. During peak season it will
include change over cleanings once a week. During off peak
season, a large carriage house is available for housing, during
peak season a large on-site suite is available. Must be able to
pass a drug test and a background check. No smoking, drinking, or
other issues. This is part time position and candidates will need
other supplemental income. Compensation value will be
approximately $20, 000+. Please send resume with experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE

LOOKING FOR A CHRISTIAN, NON-SMOKING COUPLE (no children) with an
outside income to live rent-free on our beautiful 35-acre farm in
middle Tennessee, 90 minutes west of Nashville, in a very private
and secluded valley. The farmhouse you will live in is completely
remodeled and furnished. The farm has spring-fed ponds, creek,
orchard, and several outbuildings. The ideal couple can operate
and maintain tractors, mowers, 4-wheelers, chain saws, etc., be
familiar with a spring water systems and seasonal outdoor
maintenance. We are open to our caretakers having outside pets,
cattle, and chickens. May also grow vegetables for a small CSA.
Caretaker will be responsible for gas, electric, phone and
internet service for the home. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in the College Station/Bryan,
Texas area. We will consider all types of housing. We have
handyman, maintenance and technical skills. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Excellent
references can be provided. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXThank you.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

AUSTRALIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. A new lifestyle estate for the over
50’s has been developed in Shepparton, Victoria. Our client
is seeking to employ a couple for the live-in caretaker position.
The live-in caretaker will be responsible to monitor and respond
to the village emergency system seven nights per week and
weekends. The successful couple will be required to live in the
new three bedroom home within the estate. A First Aid Certificate
will be required. Interested applicants should forward your
application letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For further
enquiries please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Shepparton.

CALIFORNIA

Please note: The California property owner asked us to re-run
this revised ad from yesterday’s email broadcast:
GROUNDS AND CARETAKER COUPLE needed in exchange for a nice home
in Sonoma County. If you have experience in caretaking property
and everything that is required to do so - are able to provide
security on a nice estate parcel without listening to loud music
- drinking or smoking – we will consider an exchange of
full rent for a separate residence. Must be hardworking and
stable. Must be able to provide good work references and a clean
DMV report. Some furnishings and partial utilities will be
provided. Only those with these qualifications need apply. Thank
you. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a small ranch in the Canton area. We
have a beautiful, fully furnished home and five horses. The
caretaker job requires a mature couple with some knowledge of
horses, tractors for mowing, weed eating, and fence repair. There
is a maid opportunity for the Mrs. No pets, no smoking, and no
small children. Good salary and housing provided. Normal work is
six days/week, but if the owner is gone to show - may require
care on weekends. We are looking for a trustworthy, church-going
couple. This is a long-term position and we need someone with
good judgment and we are known for our return kindness and
concern. Our daughter and trained equestrian rider, lives in one
house and my wife and I live next door. We have miles of four
board black fence and property gaited and secure. To apply,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX are experienced, seasoned and ready for work
as House Manager and Chef. Our skills come with loyalty,
dependability, trustworthiness and a love for service. We are
currently at our home in central Ohio but will relocate to
anywhere in the US; we are open to inquiries and employment as a
couple or as House/Estate Manager for Jane. We are both educated
for our individual profession. Please consider requesting current
resumes and verifiable references. Our new employer will benefit
from our light personalities and dedication to our work. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Interested in a long-term situation, room/board/salary, house or
cabin on your property/estate - geographically flexible. Rural
and off grid flexible. Profile: John Dienhart – Male, US
born citizen, hard working, ethical, intelligent and creative,
excellent problem solver, strong, athletic, healthy minded, good
sense of humor, works well alone and with others - taking
direction or supervising. I am well organized, strong with
details, have excellent communication skills, and ranch/estate
experience; I have spent 15 years working on three different
properties, horse feeding, riding, worming, injections, grooming,
exercising, brush clearing, weed abatement, grading, road
maintenance/tractor/backhoe/dozer, irrigation, tree trimming,
general property/building maintenance/30 years construction
experience. Can do boat and vehicle repairs, and minor welding.
Computer literate. Please call John at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXReferences available, with more details
upon request.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CALIFORNIA

GROUNDS AND CARETAKER DUTIES are needed in exchange for a nice
home in Sonoma County. If you have experience in caretaking
property and everything that is required to do so - are able to
provide security on a nice estate parcel without listening to
loud music - drinking or smoking – we will consider an
exchange of full rent for a separate residence. Must be
hardworking and stable. Must be able to provide good work
references and a clean DMV report. Some furnishings and partial
utilities will be provided. Only those with these qualifications
need apply. Thank you. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE 

HOUSESITTER WANTED from July 28 until the end of August, in Pays
de Loire, France. I have a stone cottage in the countryside. It
has just one bedroom, two sitting rooms, and a fully equipped
kitchen. I also have bikes and internet access. The housesitter
will need to do some gardening, and feed my two chooks. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

I NEED A HOUSESITTER for my Las Vegas spec home. Need a
housesitter ASAP. No compensation is offered for this
housesitting position. Must be able to keep the home spotlessly
clean and allow realtors to show the home within a one hour
notice. Live rent-free, and I will pay all utilities. Keep
trespassers off the property. Please email at least four
checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXand let me know when
you will be available for an in-home interview in my Vegas home.
Thanks.

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER NEEDED: We are searching for a single caretaker (or a
couple) to watch over our secluded 20+ acre property in the San
Juan Islands, starting September 1, 2010. Our acreage is
primarily wooded, with some small gardens and structures. This
full-time caretaker position requires extensive landscaping
skills, along with the ability to operate powerboats, do dock
maintenance, building and equipment maintenance, grounds and
garden keeping, and house cleaning. We are in residence only
part-time. Self-motivation, experience, resourcefulness,
trustworthiness and dependability are sought. A small private
residence and salary will be provided. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, July 19, 2010

CONNECTICUT 

EXPERIENCED, HANDS-ON CARETAKER needed for a large, private
estate in Roxbury, CT. This is a full-time, live-out position.
Duties include landscape maintenance, general handyman work, snow
removal, automobile care, animal care, equipment maintenance,
pool and lawn care. Cleaning and caring for all outdoor buildings
and furniture. High attention to detail! Organic lawn
knowledge/interest a plus. Please fax your cover letter and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

KITCHEN HELP NEEDED - ALL POSITIONS for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Phoenicia, NY. Busy retreat center kitchen seeks all kitchen
positions: Sous Chef, Prep Cooks, and Dishwashing. Also looking
for part-time Dining Room staff. Must be responsible, reliable
and hardworking. Compensation includes room and board. For more
information about our organization, visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Hunting and Fishing club is looking for
responsible, self-starting, physically fit couple as caretakers
for a pristine 3,600 acre property. Duties include care and
maintenance of buildings, fields, grounds, and roads. Use and
maintenance of heavy equipment required. Mechanical, electrical,
carpentry, and plumbing experience a must. Housekeeping
requirements include routine cleaning and laundry services, and
periodic cooking for members and guests. This is a unique
opportunity for a special, hardworking couple, looking for a
rewarding career in a remote, natural environment. Compensation
package includes on-site private residence, paid utilities,
salary, and other benefits. Applicants, please send your contact
information, resume(s) and references to either
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (preferred) or to Caretaker,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in the College Station/Bryan,
Texas area. We will consider all types of housing. We have
handyman, maintenance and technical skills. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Excellent
references can be provided. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXThank you.

Friday, July 16, 2010

NEW YORK

KITCHEN HELP NEEDED - ALL POSITIONS for Menla Mountain Retreat
and Conference Center in Phoenicia, NY. Busy retreat center
kitchen seeks all kitchen positions: Sous Chef, Prep Cooks, and
Dishwashing. Also looking for part-time Dining Room staff. Must
be responsible, reliable and hardworking. Compensation includes
room and board. For more information about our organization,
visit us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please send resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

HOUSESITTER/HORSESITTER needed. Ranchette with two horses in a
beautiful, peaceful country setting in the Richmond area needs a
housesitter for August, perhaps longer. The housesitter will get
a 20 x 20 room with private bath. The housesitter must be a
non-smoker. A well-behaved dog is OK. I will be travelling in my
RV. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in the College Station/Bryan,
Texas area. We will consider all types of housing. We have
handyman, maintenance and technical skills. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Excellent
references can be provided. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

AUSTRALIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking Caretaker(s) for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located at Cairnlea. The position has an
emphasis on cleaning and security. The role is consistent with
other daytime work activity. References and a police check would
be required. A modern one bedroom flat is provided. If
interested, please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia by Friday, July 23rd.

CALIFORNIA

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED. Country living near Los Gatos. Full-time
experienced live-in Housekeeper, prefer a single woman who is in
good health. Must be well organized and tidy in all areas of
cleaning and maintaining a home. Must like dogs and cats and be
flexible with hours. No smoking, moderate drinking. Salary and
separate living accommodations and utilities provided. Must have
excellent references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

GENERAL ASSISTANT required for a busy XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
West Wickham. To undertake domestic duties (cleaning guest rooms,
setting up, helping prepare, serve and clearing meals). This is a
live-in post offering 35 hours per week, inclusive of weekends.
For an informal enquiry or to request an application form please
phone Sue Riley at the centre onXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email at:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXThe closing date for applicants is August
2nd, 2010. Previous applicants need not apply.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Professional woman seeking Caretaker/Governess/Personal Assistant
position in California or Europe – other locations will be
considered - available now. Implacable ethics and discretion with
excellent computer skills. EU citizenship and US residency.
Excellent references available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CANADA 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my home in Terrasse-Vaudreuil (a small
town on Île Perrot, just west of Montreal Island in Quebec)
from August 2010 to April 2011. I need a non-smoker to housesit
for me while I am in Florida. Duties will include looking after
the mail, watering the plants, keeping the house comfortable, and
shoveling the snow from the ramp in front of my house and along
the path to the hydro meter. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Lichfield, Staffordshire. We are looking for a conscientious and
welcoming couple to take over from our outgoing Caretakers/Hosts.
The couple will act as Volunteers for Museum Caretaker and House
Hostess. Free accommodation is offered, above the House, which is
in the heart of Lichfield, adjacent to the Cathedral Close.
Responsibilities will include preparing for and hosting corporate
bookings, weddings, museum events and educational visits as part
of our team. Daily caretaking duties are required. We prefer
local couples for this caretaker position. For more information
please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

PALM BEACH, FL COUPLE seeks a Personal Assistant who will pamper
them. Responsibilities will include providing creative table
scapes and drinks at the pool, light housecleaning, running
errands, relaying their menus to the chef, caring for their
exotic birds and dogs, etc. They (and you) spend eight months in
Florida and four months at their second home in Ohio. Must have
at least five years' experience or professional training from
PDI. Maturity is a must. Salary open depending on experience and
abilities and includes insurance, vacation time and other
benefits, plus an apartment provided in Florida. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA 

A NORTHERN INDIANA FARM FAMILY requires a hands-on Household
Manager who will spend three weeks of every month, summers, and
holidays on the farm, and one week of the remaining months at
their home in Canada. This is a very nice family who will provide
private accommodations for their employee. When in Canada, the
Household Manager must make sure the children are fully cared and
provided for; acting as both mother and father for four to five
days each month for three children, the oldest is age 10. On the
farm, the children and parents will all be in Canada (except
during summers and school holidays) and you will be responsible
for cleaning and providing any needed care for the home. There is
a lot of down time when the family is not in residence. When
everyone is at the farm, the children's mother will provide for
their needs. Responsibilities of the position include all aspects
of running the home (or taking direction from the parents),
including housecleaning, laundry, ironing, errands, purchasing,
etc. This position requires a mature individual who is willing
and able to take direction from a youthful mom who does not want
a "second mother." Salary will be commensurate with
skills and experience. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN 

TWO DIFFERENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN MICHIGAN:
1) AN ADULT COUPLE seeks a hands-on Household Manager to oversee
their Housecleaner and keep their household running smoothly.
Responsibilities include supervising contractors, housecleaning,
laundry and ironing, bed making, closet organization, grocery
shopping, light errands, packing and unpacking, caring for pets,
polishing silver, caring for china and crystal, floral arranging,
inventory, and special projects. Must be certified in First Aid
and CPR and have experience working in private upscale homes.
This couple requires someone who is very detail-oriented and
takes pride in their work. Salary commensurate with skills and
experience. 
2) A LAKE ANGELUS, MI COUPLE seeks a couple to care for their
homes here, in Florida, and in France. Among the features of
their Michigan property are 20 acres of land, two boat houses, a
guest house, and much more. Responsibilities include
housekeeping, cooking, shopping, paying bills, etc. Position
features excellent salary and benefits for the right candidate.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for either of these two positions.

OKLAHOMA 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in the Glencoe, OK area for one week this
summer and then again in December 2010. Looking for a single
female, no drug users smokers or drinkers. Must live in with my
cats and also care for my dog, who lives outside, while I am on
vacation or out of town on an ongoing basis. I live in a
manufactured home, 1,200 sq ft, on 10 acres in the country. I
have no garage. No other pets will be allowed here to prevent
possible transmission of illness. I have wireless internet and
satellite TV. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
details.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in the College Station/Bryan,
Texas area. We will consider all types of housing. We have
handyman, maintenance and technical skills. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Excellent
references can be provided. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CALIFORNIA 

CALIFORNIA HIGH SIERRAS. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX looking for second,
year-round person with salary and housing, off grid and green,
non-smoking/pets. Duties include facilities, equipment
maintenance, snow removal, store register, fishing boat and kayak
rentals, phone reservations, housekeeping, people and computer
skills, and off season caretaking. Must love the outdoors and be
fit-hiking, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, cross-country
skiing, and snowshoeing. Please email a short resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FACILITIES CARETAKER needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Palmdale,
CA. This is a temporary, part-time position (20 hours or less)
from September 1, 2010 - May 31, 2011. The Facilities Caretaker
will be the main contact for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and will serve
as a host to any visitor as well as providing necessary
protection and minor repairs needed at the campsite. The
Facilities Caretaker will also be responsible for duties such as
alerting the Site Manager/Director when additional help is
needed; supervising camp office procedures; defining and monitor
crisis management plan, including emergency procedures;
maintaining regular telephone and email communication with the
Conference office and supervisor; communicating effectively and
present information, as well as responding to questions from
visitors, the Site Committee, and supervisor; working with BCORM
and the Site Committee to define site goals; protecting the
assets of the Conference and insuring that all tools, equipment,
and vehicles at the site are operated and maintained in
accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions; and
finally, but not lastly, the Facilities Caretaker will carry out
the assigned administrative responsibilities of BCORM, and serve
as a staff resource to the Site Committee. The Facilities
Caretaker must have the ability to communicate effectively and
present information when necessary; the ability to interpret a
variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or
schedule form; ability to operate and maintain, or to learn to
operate and maintain tools, equipment and vehicles used in the
performance of this job; ability to repair common plumbing,
electrical, and carpentry problems that occur in buildings; and
the ability to operate basic office equipment such as an electric
typewriter, 10-key adding machine, facsimile machine, copy
machine, telephone answering machine, and a personal computer and
computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
He/she must have a "hosting mentality", a working
knowledge of State Building and Safety codes, and the capability
to demonstrate excellent organization skills. A working knowledge
of the structure of The United Methodist Church as well as
knowledge of The United Methodist camping ministries is
preferred. Candidate must possess or have the ability to possess
and maintain a California DMV Class C License. He/she must also
possess a high-school diploma. At least three years of related
experience is preferred. The pay will be $15 per hour, with
housing at the campsite, and a work vehicle provided. For
questions and to request an application, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

UK HOUSESITTER wanted for our home in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire,
Gloucestershire borders, England, anytime between September 2010
and February 2011. The housesitter will be required to look after
our house and cat. We are situated in an area of outstanding
beauty (Cotswolds) England. We are close to all amenities with
good transport links. Anyone considered will be subject to
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE 

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We are owners of a 100 acre vineyard in
Gers, in southwest France, and need a couple to help with basic
chores including mowing lawns, tending the veggie garden,
cleaning the pool, cutting the hedges etc. All vineyard work is
taken care of by skilled workforce so we really need someone to
help out around the gardens and grounds. We'd like people who are
prepared to be flexible as occasionally there will be extra work
which we'd be prepared to pay for. In return for caretaking
duties, we offer a large four bedroom flat with a private garden.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Executive Housekeeper looking for housekeeping/personal
assistant/house manager position in the either the Denver, CO or
Austin, TX area (we are open to either area) in exchange for
separate housing on or off your property with all utilities paid
or additional salary, or similar scenario. I've a family of
hubby, teen child, and two dogs, so would require separate
housing. I've an excellent resume with upscale homes and vacation
properties as my background. Husband does internet
marketing/websites etc. and could incorporate his skills if
needed. Don't mind working with animals, yard work etc. Looking
for a stable position. We're drug and drama free and both are
hard workers. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional woman seeking Caretaker/Governess/Personal Assistant
position in California or Europe – other locations will be
considered - available now. Implacable ethics and discretion with
excellent computer skills. EU citizenship and US residency.
Excellent references available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, July 12, 2010

ARIZONA

RETIRED COUPLE WITH RV needed for a caretaker position near
Quartzsite. Need a caretaker couple now to watch over my 30
acres. After a 30 day trial period, we can discuss long-term
possibilities. Free RV spot provided with full hook-ups. Will
just need to pay for electricity. Please email a letter of
interest and your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 

HOUSESITTER WANTED for my home in Las Terrenas, Dominican
Republic from September 3 to October 18, 2010. I have a nice
house with swimming pool, and an exceptional garden, in the
seaside/touristic area. The housesitter will also need to pet sit
my two small dogs (black and white) and a Birmanian cat. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY 

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED for an idyllic 15 acre property in Western New
Jersey, with a studio apartment in a separate building with
private driveway, including utilities. Housekeeper must be
obsessively clean; responsibilities include cleaning, vacuuming,
dusting, ironing, pet care and light cooking. Salary of $35,000+
depending on experience, capabilities, and references. Must care
for the property as if it is your own. Must drive and have legal
status. No smoking. Principals only, no agencies. Please send
resume and reference list to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

60-year-old male seeks a long-term caretaker/manager position.
General Contractor in CA and OR with many skills. Very healthy,
with a clean history - not even a traffic violation.
Self-starter, reliable, trustworthy, computer skills, people
skills, etc. Can manage other people, contractors, etc. Over 30
years in construction trades. College degree with good
communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
References and resume are available on request. Part/full time in
moderate climate. Living currently in Roseburg, OR. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON STATE: Caretaker/Handyman available. A Retired Power
Lineman seeks to exchange services for rent of living quarters
and workshop space. Area of interest is Washington’s Puget
Sound, Peninsulas, and Islands, and near other salt waterways in
the Pacific Northwest. Skills include some carpentry and
painting, also gardening, electrical and mechanical. Artist,
amateur boat builder, and wood carver. I have a pick-up truck and
utility trailer. I also have many tools dealing with skills
mentioned. I am sober, drug free, and have references. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Position Wanted: Family man looking for horse farm manager/
maintenance/caretaker position. Managed up to 400 acre farms. Has
strong experience in all equine endeavors, including training.
Experienced in electrical, plumbing, fabrication, welding,
carpentry, mechanics, farm/heavy equipment and agriculture.
Honest, reliable and dedicated. Excellent references. Central or
eastern USA preferred. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ALASKA

SUMMER SEASONAL FACILITIES MANAGER wanted for remote Alaskan
lodge(s). Responsible for operating and maintaining the physical
infrastructure of two remote lodges, including tools, equipment,
buildings, vehicles and grounds. During the summer season, this
person trains, supervises and instructs a four to six person
crew. A full job description and application instructions are
available on the employment pages of the company. Please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER WANTED for my home on Wood Street, Walthamstow, in
northeastern London, from February 4th to February 32nd, 2011. We
are a gay household, so please only apply if you are gay
friendly! Personal references will be required. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

CARETAKER NEEDED for a country estate and horse farm in a rural
western NJ location, between Princeton, NJ and New Hope, PA. Our
26 acre farm is surrounded by preserved land in a beautiful
scenic valley. We are looking for a long term relationship with a
mature individual who can assume full responsibility in the
owner’s absence. Job duties include barn chores, grooming
and care of two show horses, maintain lawn, gardens, pastures,
other odd jobs, repairs, etc. This would be ideal for an
individual who enjoys working alone. Salary based on experience.
Studio apartment for one person; other benefits negotiable. Must
have experience with horses. Driver’s license required.
Please fax your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Physically fit, Professional, very young 53-year-old man is
looking for any type of Caretaker Position, (long or short term).
I have no financial obligations or commitments and can be
anywhere in the US in two days. I am a General Contractor and
avid outdoorsmen and was a casualty of the latest Real Estate
down cycle. Family owns property in Florida and West Virginia
where we raise a few cows, horses and all other farm animals so I
am very familiar with that lifestyle. There isn't anything that I
can't do and there isn’t any equipment that I can't
operate. Please google me to verify accuracy. I would be willing
to travel on "my dime" to meet you and provide you with
the level of comfort you need. Please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I will provide you all reference
information, resume, etc. Sincerely, Mark XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a live-in position at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, nestled in between Avalon and Newport Beach
in the picturesque region of Sydney’s northern beaches. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a club Caretaker to perform minor
duties and upkeep of premises. This is a live-in position and
would ideally suit a semi-retired or retired person or couple.
Applications with suitable references should be sent to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia by the 14th of July, 2010.

CALIFORNIA

OVERNIGHT CARETAKER needed in exchange for rent in the University
Ave/Park Blvd section of San Diego. Looking for an overnight
Caretaker to watch dogs/cats in exchange for a place to sleep,
eat, shower. This is ideal for a student for the summer or
someone that works or is busy during the day. Would like a summer
commitment and longer stay is possible. What we are looking for:
an honest, well mannered, professional person who is responsible,
(must have experience and love dogs/cats) and can pass a
background check. What we provide: a place for you to sleep,
shower, microwave, fridge, TV (no cable) DVD, internet when we
have dogs or not. You do not get a separate room. There is a blow
up mattress/matte for you to sleep on and dogs may or may not
want to cuddle with you at night! Parking onsite. Private storage
space available for you directly under the building for easy
access at $125/month extra. You may stay with a well
socialized/behaved/vaccinated cat or small-medium size dog. When
our business is open, you are at school or running errands so as
not to get in the way of our business but you may come and go to
pick up things. The hours we need you: overnight seven days a
week when we have pet clients. Checking in Sunday/Monday during
the day when we have pet clients. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LONG-TERM CARETAKER needed in Placer County. This is a live-in
position. Must have resume and references with proven longevity
in prior employment. I am searching for a caretaker with
experience in maintenance, repairs, and grounds-keeping; building
and repairing fences; using equipment such as tractors, a dozer,
a backhoe, and trucks; installing and repairing irrigation;
planning and maintaining orchards; handling small livestock; and
running errands/appointments. If interested, please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA 

WE ARE SEEKING A COUPLE to help at our bamboo nursery in Central
Florida. Primarily the work entails transplanting, weeding,
mowing, pruning, dividing of bamboos (previous experience with
bamboo is unnecessary but an interest in learning is important)
and irrigation repair in the nursery and around our fifty acre
property. There would also be times when we would need help
managing and maintaining our twelve nearby rental houses. Our
ideal candidates would be a couple who between them share a
variety of talents. We'd like someone who is a "people
person" who can help with sales at the nursery, deal with
present and prospective tenants and is comfortable with
computers. We also need someone who likes outdoor work doing
landscaping, has equipment maintenance ability and general
handyman skills. Both people should be self-starters who like
flexibility and an independent work environment. We offer free
rent in one of our rental homes in exchange for a combined total
of twenty hours work per week. Time and days of work are flexible
and can fit around other job obligations if necessary. Additional
payment is available for work done beyond the twenty required
hours. If you are interested, please contact us by email us with
your resume and references. Please do not apply if you smoke or
drink regularly. We are a very health and nature-oriented family
and prefer to work with others who live, or strive to live, a
more natural, naturist lifestyle. We look forward to hearing from
you. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and to learn more - you can visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE 

CARETAKER NEEDED, with a leg up with horses, in exchange for free
accommodation plus some wages. I am a divorced lady, retired, and
breeding horses on an estate of 34 hectares in the south of
France (southwest of Bordeaux). I have an English groom and a
French trainee. I am looking for a British retired couple or a
divorced woman who are horse lover(s). I am going to start with
B&B guest rooms for riding people (from the UK, Belgium or
Holland). I am 1/2 Belgian and 1/2 British, have three dogs
living outside just at night (lovely doggies). I require some
cooking and gardening in exchange of free use of a small lovely
flat ground floor facing full South in a small Manor with woods
and fields for the horses, and a small garden. I need some sort
of Doorkeeper couple who can enjoy the place which is beautiful
with two lakes full of carp. The building of the B& B is to
be finished soon but business is only going to start next year.
During the winter I can travel for my free lance job as
consultant so I need a presence on the estate of reliable people
while I am gone. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

WANT A QUIET LIFE on a horse farm? Semi-retired, work two or
three hours per day (and additional hours will be compensated).
Live in a furnished, three bedroom, two bath, modern cabin, for
free. You should be self-sufficient with an outside income and
insurance. References are required. We are located northwest of
Augusta, GA. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Married couple, one dog, no children at home. Four years live-in
caretakers, many years experience in home maintenance, house
painting, gardening, landscaping, animal care, large and small
equipment maintenance, irrigation, snow removal. Seeking a good
fit to our abilities as well as a comfortable living situation.
We are looking for either a full exchange for rent/utilities or
partial rent for work to be determined. We have been living in a
lovely area for four years, but would prefer room to grow. Our
current accommodations are simply not sufficient for our needs.
We both have outside interests, and would like a more equitable
situation that allows us time for our own personal passions. We
are dedicated and serious about our work and yet we also try to
enjoy everyday things in our lives and community. Currently in
Pennsylvania but may be open to relocating to: Western Maryland,
Western Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, or Flagstaff, Arizona.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ARIZONA

NONPROFIT ANIMAL SANCTUARY AND BED & BREAKFAST help needed.
We are looking for an individual or couple. Duties include
feeding animals, light housekeeping, and cooking breakfast.
Weekends required; days off during week. Work hours vary by
season, 20-40/hours week. Must have horse/farm animal caretaking
experience, be reliable and honest, no addictions, nonsmoker,
able to lift 50lb feed bags. We are at a peaceful location,
5,100ft elevation, 1 1/4 hours from Tucson – with beautiful
weather! Compensation includes housing (large RV, utilities,
internet, phone included) and hourly pay. Valid driver's license
and references required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/GARDENER needed in the Barcaldine region of Western
Queensland. We prefer a pensioner couple to caretake the house
and garden, with just occasional station duties. An air
conditioned, furnished house will be provided, along with a small
wage. Please reply to: Australia or fax to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

A CARETAKER COUPLE IS NEEDED to care for a 10-acre property. Our
beautiful property is in the Hills of Escondido near Valley
Center, and has fruit trees, gardens, lawns, a stage and
amphitheater. We rent it out to guests for family reunions,
retreats and weddings. You can go to our website,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more pictures and details about the
property. We will provide a one bedroom/one bathroom home in
addition to a monthly salary. Electricity and well water are
included. (City water, propane, telephone and cable are all
extra.) The woman needs to: clean, be organized, have a flexible
schedule, be personable to work with guests, make honeydew lists
of repairs in the house and generally communicate with the owners
who are not always onsite. He needs to: be a jack of all trades,
experienced with landscaping, irrigation, household repairs,
electrical, plumbing, mechanics, drywall and anything else that
might come up. Most important, although the owners aren't always
there, they are involved with all aspects of the property and
work very closely with the caretakers on projects and to-do
lists. The couple needs to be able to manage themselves and other
people, prioritize their time, change gears quickly when
emergencies arise and give estimates of time and money for
projects. Must have a truck and own tools are a plus. If you are
a couple that loves nature, are hard workers and are interested
in this position, please send us an email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with your resume and contact information. Please call us with any
questions at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

A WELL ESTABLISHED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY has an opening for
a resident caretaker couple for a site in Surrey, BC. Duties will
include, but are not limited to, rent collection, scheduling
showings with potential tenants, janitorial work in and around
the building, minor plumbing and handyman type repairs, etc.
Successful candidates will have a minimum of two years experience
and will have a good understanding of the Residential Tenancy
Act. This is a "live on site" position. Competitive
compensation package offered. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A BRIEF ROAD TRIP to visit family. My
88-year-old husband does not travel well, but is totally
self-sufficient. He would like company while I am gone, at least
part of the time. He mows the lawn and helps with the livestock
and our border collies. He does not drive and does not like to
use the phone. If all goes well, we would also like to have
someone care for our farm and livestock here in western Missouri
for a two week period sometime in October. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

TEXAS THOROUGHBRED BREEDING/TRAINING FACILITY needs a full-time,
live-in, farm manager, (couple preferred), to care for and
oversee a 20 acre farm, two breeding stallions, broodmares, young
horses, and horses in training. Must have had previous experience
working with thoroughbreds. Dude ranch, cowboying, or 'I had
horses when I was a kid' experience is not what we are looking
for. Drinkers, smokers need not apply. There is a strict no
alcohol/smoking policy here. No dogs whatsoever for any reason
are allowed on the farm, no exceptions. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

WASHINGTON STATE: Caretaker/Handyman available. A Retired Power
Lineman seeks to exchange services for rent of living quarters
and workshop space. Area of interest is Washington’s Puget
Sound, Peninsulas, and Islands, and near other salt waterways in
the Pacific Northwest. Skills include some carpentry and
painting, also gardening, electrical and mechanical. Artist,
amateur boat builder, and wood carver. I have a pick-up truck and
utility trailer. I also have many tools dealing with skills
mentioned. I am sober, drug free, and have references. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Healthy, reliable, professional, retired couple seeking
independent accommodation in return for services for you. We can
provide you with tutoring, traveling, baby companion sitting,
yoga, shopping, errands, etc. from the end of July in and around
the San Francisco Bay area. We have excellent references. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, June 28, 2010

ARIZONA

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in the Drexel/Old Nogales Highway
section of Tucson. A man in a wheel chair and his wife with a bad
back need someone who would like to live by themselves and can do
light to medium duty chores in exchange for a free room and
utilities. If you are the right person, you will be living in a
small guest house. The guest house is swamp cooled, with running
water, no hot water or shower, but that can be remedied. The
toilet to the guest house is set up like an outhouse, but you
don't need water to flush. The living room and the bedroom are
combined, and the kitchen has a microwave, bar-fridge, and sink.
I'm not going to lie to you - it's nothing like the Holiday Inn
that's for sure, but it's comfortable. The duties will be to
water the plants and trees, pick-up after the two dogs, pick-up
trash as it blows in, do small repairs as they arise, and rake
and weed when necessary. Other than that - you’re on your
own. My wife and I are easy to get along with! We are members of
the Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club - so you will also be
protected. No danger to be concerned about. Please be honest and
don’t lie! Or steal! If you have a valid driver’s
license you may use the van. We will keep up the gas and
insurance as you may need to drive my wife to appointments and to
the store. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to set up an
interview. Thanks.

AUSTRALIA

PONY/HORSE PROPERTY in Victoria requires a capable Farm Hand.
Experience with horses is preferred, show experience with be a
bonus. Duties would include fencing, gardening on the property,
maintenance, etc. Accommodation will be free in our main house
(large homestead) in return for work. Shared expenses. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

CALIFORNIA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Foothills, east of Fresno, from July 23
through August 14. I need a housesitter to care for the
landscaping, four goats, three dogs, five cats, and some
chickens. I would prefer someone who is competent and comfortable
with animal care. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT 

EXPERIENCED, HANDS-ON CARETAKER needed for a large, private
estate in Roxbury, CT. This is a full-time, live-out position.
Duties include landscape maintenance, general handyman work, snow
removal, automobile care, animal care, equipment maintenance,
pool and lawn care. Cleaning and caring for all outdoor buildings
and furniture. High attention to detail! Organic lawn
knowledge/interest a plus. Please fax your cover letter and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND

CAREGIVER/DRIVER WANTED near Baltimore. This is a full-time
position for an experienced driver, who can also care for a
businessman. We prefer a single woman who is in good health. Must
be well organized. Must like dogs, be flexible with hours, and be
an experienced driver. No smoking, no drinking, or any live-in
children. Salary and living accommodations provided. Must have
excellent references. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in the College Station/Bryan,
Texas area. We will consider all types of housing. We have
handyman, maintenance and technical skills. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Excellent
references can be provided. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ENGLAND

EXPERIENCED HOUSE MANAGER required for a prestigious country
estate. The job involves: 1. ensuring that the house and
surrounding gardens are always in pristine condition 2. greeting
and serving guests drinks and 3. preparing light meals. Must have
the following qualities: discretion, honesty and integrity;
ability to lead/work as part of team; flexible approach to
working hours; and a meticulous approach to presentation.
Qualifications: a UK driving license, two references from recent
employers and five years experience in a similar position. The
location is one hour west of London. Accommodation will be
provided and the salary by negotiation. Please apply by email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

NEW JERSEY

DO YOU WANT A HOME? Housekeeper wanted for an idyllic 15 acre
property in western New Jersey. A studio apartment in a separate
building with private driveway, including utilities, will be
included. The housekeeper must be obsessively clean;
responsibilities include light cooking. Salary $35,000+ depending
on experience, capabilities, and references. Must care for the
property as if it’s your own. Must drive and have legal
status. Principals only, no agencies. Please email your resume
and reference list to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

NEW MEXICO

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX , a northern New Mexico cattle and horse
ranch, needs a live-in caretaker experienced in landscaping and
maintenance. A couple is preferred and housekeeping/cooking work
is an option. No children please. Must be non-drinking,
non-smoking, and willing to live a quiet life. Should have basic
plumbing, electrical and carpentry work experience, plus
landscaping experience. Vehicle maintenance and ranch equipment
experience is a plus. A small apartment will be provided along
with some benefits including a salary of up to $2,000/month for
one person. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

OREGON

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX CARETAKER needed in West Linn, OR. Located
just outside the southeast edge of Lake Oswego city limits at the
corner of Stafford and Rosemont Roads, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX hosts
community gardening, classes and activities offered through Lake
Oswego Parks & Recreation. Several Farm Partners also utilize
the property for farming, gardening, education and interpretive
opportunities. The caretaker position is under contract with the
City of Lake Oswego, Parks & Recreation, Cultural Division.
Candidates with agricultural, housekeeping and/or landscape
maintenance knowledge, skills and experience are encouraged to
apply. One or two individual caretakers are needed –
couples are welcome. Three person maximum, two adults with one
child, or one adult with two children allowed. A limited number
of domestic pets are allowed. We are seeking competent
individual(s) who will work hard and display enthusiasm in
performance of all housekeeping and landscaping maintenance tasks
assigned. Caretaker housing is a private residence, two
bedroom/one bath apartment above a classroom/office area and use
of a single car garage, and a 20 x 20 foot storage area. Duties
include interaction with the public, answering questions,
providing general information, housekeeping for the farmhouse,
set-up and clean-up for programs and meetings. Outdoor
maintenance for the grounds surrounding the caretaker residence,
farmhouse and outbuildings. Must be able to operate heavy
equipment such as tractor, weed cutting machinery, trimmers and
mowers. Daily pet care responsibilities required for two farm
cats. Lifting is required and other duties as assigned.
Candidates will be required to submit a consent form for a
criminal background check. Interested parties please send a
letter of interest and resume by July 9, 2010 to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

TEXAS

EXPERIENCED COUPLE or others needed to manage a large ranch home.
Duties include caretaking, cooking, handling some large groups,
grounds maintenance, etc. Joint responsibility. No smoking. We
are located in the Texas Panhandle (30 miles to town/schools.)
Please mail resumes and references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

57-year-old woman seeking a FULL TIME position in the PONTE VEDRA
and/or ST AUGUSTINE area of Jacksonville, Florida. Smart,
experienced and very responsible writer/artist desires
accommodations in exchange for home and garden caretaking. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

FLORIDA 

HOUSESITTER WANTED for our home in Palm Beach County, Florida. We
are looking for a single housesitter who can be on call, since we
will need to contact you in advance of our travels. The
housesitting will be for a single person, long-term, since we
travel often and usually for long periods of time. Must be tidy
and honest, and reliability is required. House work is a
requirement as well as some small amount of gardening. We have
two cats that need care and cleaning up after. If this fits you,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. Stay in my old adobe bungalow in Santa Fe
from around the end of June to the end of August 2010 (dates not
set yet) and watch over my two female cats while I go spend time
with family in California. My house has got lots of character and
is in a great neighborhood not far from the plaza but not fancy
by any means, so if you're looking for a bit more plush - this is
not for you. On the positive side it's an easy job. My cats just
need small feeding in the AM and PM, no leaving them for more
than one night or they'll keep the neighbors up with their
meowing, no plants to feed, no gardening unless you want to pull
weeds (haven't gotten around to it as I just finished grad
school), bring mail in, garbage out once a week, keep from
telling the nosey lady next door too much, and just enjoy the
Santa Fe area. Lots of day trips to hot springs, the plaza, train
to Albuquerque, bike path nearby, art, pubs, music, hiking, etc.
This is a one bedroom with internet, limited TV, and free long
distance phone anywhere in the U.S. I am looking for one person
or a couple as I only have one king size bed and the shower only
provides about two hot showers a day. For more details, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON 

WINTER CARETAKER NEEDED on our southern Oregon Coast mountain
retreat. Wild and wooly! Caretaker needed October through March.
Chainsaw skills helpful for blow-downs on our trails. We have 80
acres at a 1,200 feet elevation. Some winter guests will be
staying here over the holidays. See XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a
view. Horse and cat feeding, stall cleaning, basic PVC repair,
and rail fence repair skills needed. Cozy tiny cabin with queen
log bed, or your RV or? Must be a clean housekeeper, with a
pioneer spirit, honest and reliable. A dog is OK, but no smoking
or creative medicating, please. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER WANTED for permanent position in property maintenance
on 15 acre estate in eastern Pennsylvania. The caretaker can live
rent free in exchange for lawn and light building maintenance.
Property includes two ponds, swimming pool, and gardens to enjoy.
Applicants must be in good health, smoke and addiction free.
Living quarters are a two bedroom apartment with a deck
overlooking the pond on the estate. Couple or single person is
OK. Please provide us with as much info as possible about
yourself to be considered. Please send info to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Extremely versatile couple, semi-retired who are skilled in all
forms of home and grounds maintenance, and
infrastructure/utilities management. Organic stewards,
horticulturists, bee keepers and pond/water aqua-scapes. Looking
for a well appointed property that requires the sophisticated
attention and work we are suited for. We have numerous quality
references and photos of the gardens maintained. We are looking
for a long-term situation - one where quiet privacy is respected
and maintained. We are naturalists willing to review all suitable
properties offered. Financial reimbursements are negotiable given
the ideal circumstance. Please email any offers to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, June 21, 2010

MASSACHUSETTS

MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a country estate located 40
minutes west of Boston. Housekeeping experience necessary.
Automotive and mechanical skills required. Separate housing will
be provided on the property. Please mail a letter with references
to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSISSIPPI 

NEED A CARETAKER for ranch work from 7/19/10 to 8/4/10 (the
beginning and end dates are a little flexible. The ranch is
located in northern Mississippi, one hour south of Memphis. The
caretaker will need to feed horses, cattle, chickens, cats, dogs,
and do some gardening. Perks: Beautiful fresh eggs, veggies, and
a 25 acre stocked lake where you can swim and fish. Cons:
it’s very hot here. Also seeking dedicated long-term
caretaker(s) with Masters or (equivalent experience) in
permaculture. I have ideas, 190 acres bordering a National Forest
and a 501c3. Opportunity for someone with an education and drive
to assist establishing a permaculture farm, perhaps greenhouse;
maintenance, share profits, and caretake the ranch. Developing
ideas integrating Youth-at-Risk, education and the arts. Please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more, or call Hilary at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE 

POSITION AVAILABLE for a live-on-site mature couple to be farm
managers. Located in a beautiful valley in southern Tennessee,
benefits include a one bedroom apartment with free utilities
provided in exchange for horse-care and grounds-keeping. Your
work assignment will be to operate an income-generating cottage
industry breeding rare breed miniature dogs. No marketing or
sales required. Proven part-time income. Ideal candidates will be
a married couple, age 35 to 55, physically fit, non-smoking,
non-drinking, computer literate, with digital camera, and
reliable transportation. Must already have part-time employment,
as this is not a full time income. Will consider your experience
breeding dogs, and keeping horses. Simple maintenance, carpentry,
and housekeeping a plus! Must be willing to have a criminal
background check. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

TEXAS

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for an adult female in the Round
Rock/Hwy 620 area. Room and Board will be provided, plus
$100/week. Other part-time job is acceptable. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Assistance for hire, bilingual French English. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more. Temporary business assistant.
Estate management in France or US. International business
liaison. Estate supervision for absentee owners. Services: Equine
farm, retreat, ranch management, special ethical delivery,
reception of clients, guests or family, personal life crisis
management, spa and food consulting, medical temporary support
emergency or chronic rehabilitation and daily detox support,
product research, inspection, private or hidden shopper, and
event coordinator. I am available for temporary, mid, long-term
assignments. Work can be done in person, by phone, internet,
worldwide. Legal to work in US and Europe. I have dual
citizenship. Have a great day

I am a 48-year-old female, hoping to move tropical. My experience
includes owning a pet sitting business in the Aspen Roaring Fork
Area for six years. While caring for client’s pets,
included livestock and exotics, I was responsible for their homes
giving them that “lived in look” while away. If you
have a loved one that is in need of assistance, I have cared for
people with a variety of physical and developmental needs
including dementia and brain injuries. I am also a Natural Chef
and able to prepare healthy meals. References are available.
Please call Laurie at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE ready to caretake NOW. Newly retired teacher, school bus
driver. Honest, hardworking, master gardener, experienced
handyman. Many excellent references. Non smokers. Landscaping,
pool and spa care, house remodeling. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you,
Mike and Mary.

Situation wanted: Extremely versatile couple, semi-retired who
are skilled in all forms of home and grounds maintenance, and
infrastructure/utilities management. Organic stewards,
horticulturists, bee keepers and pond/water aqua-scapes. Looking
for a well appointed property that requires the sophisticated
attention and work we are suited for. We have numerous quality
references and photos of the gardens maintained. We are looking
for a long-term situation - one where quiet privacy is respected
and maintained. We are naturalists willing to review all suitable
properties offered. Financial reimbursements are negotiable given
the ideal circumstance. Please email any offers to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, June 17, 2010

ENGLAND

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK required for a beautiful country house. This is
a long-term position for which we offer a good salary, a house on
the estate, plus two days off each week with four weeks annual
holiday. You need good references, the ability to drive, and have
no dependent children. Your duties will include cooking for the
family of two and some entertaining, responsibility for running
the house, which includes shopping, organizing and assisting
cleaning staff, the payment of household accounts and the care of
animals. If required, garden work is available for a partner.
Please apply giving your personal details and past employment
history, a copy of your references, and a contact telephone
number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

ITALY 

WE ARE IN NEED of a responsible, dedicated, individual
housesitter who can look after our home in Toscana, Italy, family
pets, and our garden. We are looking for a housesitter from June
27 through September 1, 2010. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SWITZERLAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in the Basel countryside from July 17th until
July 31st and September 19th until September 30th, 2010. We have
a four room apartment and two lovely cats (one is a male who is
three years old who loves to be stroked and cared for). Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE with their own travel trailer - park it
and live on my property in Lewis County, rent free - in exchange
for minimal caretaker duties. My rural property is near Onalaska,
WA. Property caretaking would involve keeping an eye on property,
feeding a few animals, and occasional chores, in a beautiful and
quiet location with views of Mt Adams and Mt St Helen. A mature
self-sufficient person who can share a peaceful co-existence on
the property with the owner is absolutely essential. Care for the
property and perform feeding and chores while the owner is away
periodically, too. The caretaker must be honest, responsible,
trustworthy, self-reliant, and alcohol/drug free; must have a
reliable vehicle to get around in and drive to town regularly to
get own supplies and groceries. An interested person should
contact me by email with your background info, local character
references, plus a photo. Tell me about yourself and why this
offer interests you. Serious inquiries only, please. A person
with a good sense of humor is always welcome. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Great couple, ages 58 and 60, wish to property caretake in the
Durango, Pagosa Springs (or in-between) areas, beginning in July
or August or in the fall and winter (seasonal) or even full-time.
Rick is a long-time capable carpenter/handyman (plus much more)
and Jeannie can help watch over the property too. No housekeeping
unless light. Animal care is fine (both experienced). Have 30'
Award travel trailer (Canadian made and insulated) and can live
in that in a sheltered area with hookups. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small marina on the Sacramento River close
to downtown. The caretaker will need to maintain 2+ acres, and do
some light handyman work. The hours are flexible and will average
about 20 hours a week. The caretaker must be on call when the
owner is out of town. We are located in a beautiful setting.
Gardening and some construction, electrical or plumbing
experience would be helpful. Must have excellent past employment
references and a clean record. A small studio apartment and
parking for one vehicle will be provided, and $12 - $14 hour.
This is perfect for a semi-retired fisherman. Please send an
email message with a short paragraph about yourself and attach a
resume if interested to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

HORSE CARETAKER/COWBOY needed in Bennett, CO. People & Animal
Rescue, east of Denver, is looking for an honest, responsible,
experienced Horse Caretaker/Cowboy. Will trade modest housing,
etc. We're looking for someone who is a 'jack-of-all-trades' with
a good driver’s license. This position includes housing and
pay (to be determined). For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

CARETAKER WANTED in the Delaware/Dublin area. I have a five acre
country setting, only 10 minutes to the Dublin golf course, and
fifteen minutes to the Polaris Mall. My home has a basement unit,
with a private entrance, washer/dryer, private bath, one bedroom,
kitchen, basic cable TV, high speed Internet, 1,000 sq. ft., and
off-street parking. I am looking for someone who can do yard
work, gardening, wash vehicles, some handyman type repairs like
fixing screens and leaking toilets, (and painting would be a
plus), for about 20 hours a week. A non-smoking caretaker is a
must. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

TENNESSEE 

A PRIVATE LAKE PROPERTY needs live-in caretakers in Joelton, TN.
We are looking for a married couple to help maintain an 11 acre
lake property in return for a one bedroom apartment with
electricity. Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
No drinkers/smokers. Looking for long-term caretakers only. Must
be diligent, trustworthy, hard-working self-starters who like
working outdoors and are very handy indoors with basic carpentry,
electrical, and plumbing. To apply, please email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Los Angeles County House Sitter Available. I’m a
responsible woman seeking to house sit in LA County, California
starting approximately 8-4-2010. I'm both a lawyer and a
journalist. I don't smoke; I don't have any children or pets. I
have good references. I’ll be working, so any housesitting
duties I do would have to be light, but I’d keep the house
as you leave it. Are you traveling for work, or will you
otherwise be away from your home for an extended period? I would
watch your property in exchange for rent-free living. My contact
details are XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, June 14, 2010

ARIZONA

I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HOME I am marketing off Exit 22 on I-19 up in
the foothills of Rio Rico. I am looking for a caretaker to live
in my home until it sells. Just keep the outside area clean and
you will have free electric, water, and hookup for sewer for
RVers, plus I’ll pay $200/month. For more details, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

NEED A TEMPORARY CARETAKER for 37 acres in the Penn Valley area
while I go home to my cabin in Alaska for several months. My home
borders a creek (gold panning/fishing) and is near a 14 mile lake
with fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing. My home
overlooks the canyon and creek. The only chore is to water the
plants; since I am taking the dog with me. The caretaker must be
on the property each night. RVers are welcome or my home is
available. Caretaker applicants must have super references.
Please reply ASAP, as I am leaving June 19th! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA 

A SINGLE WOMAN OR COUPLE is needed to help out with our 12
horses. It only takes a couple of hours a day, so we don't pay a
wage but you get a nice single wide home. We are in south
Homerville, Georgia, retired, and need a little help with the
place, and the feeding and caring for the animals. You need to
know horses and want the laid back southern living lifestyle. We
have extra stalls if you have your own horses. You can teach if
you want. The kids in the high school would love it. This is
really for a retired person that is active but we will consider a
small family. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

PROFESSIONAL FEMALE ROOMMATE-HOUSE MANAGER needed to help me with
maintenance, upkeep and organizing for my two-family home in
Worcester, MA (Grafton Hill area by Quinsigamond Lake Park/Lake
Avenue). Approximately 10 hours per week assistance needed in
exchange for reduced rent ($500) for two rooms to include
everything except personal expenses. Furnished. MUST love pets
and be good with them. No smoking, drugs, or partying. A quiet,
clean, professional female is desired. Available 7/15/10. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

THE WHITTECAR RIFLE RANGE is seeking a full-time caretaker for a
live-in position to start in July. Free housing, salary and other
amenities will be provided. We require a good working history. A
full background check will be conducted prior to employment. This
caretaker position requires some office work and light
maintenance. It is well suited for a retired couple. For more
info, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

BEAUTIFUL, LARGE HISTORIC GREEK REVIVAL HOME, which is currently
on the market for sale, needs a caretaker. Available immediately
(possible long-term). My home is located in a lovely area, on
three acres, in a small town in New Hampshire by the Connecticut
River. Need a handy couple or single to help with small jobs in
maintaining the house, gardening, and lawn maintenance, in
exchange for free rent. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

TENNESSEE 

ALL ROUND PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in McMinnville, TN. We are a
very busy, always traveling, gay couple living on a private
estate in the middle of rural Tennessee. We are in need of
someone to help us take care of our home and property. The
position will require, house cleaning, yard work, help with pets
and horses, swimming pool, sauna, and spa maintenance, running
errands, etc. The work will need to be done Mondays through
Fridays, with weekends off. The position offers, private room and
bath, meals, salary, an insured vehicle, and some travel perks.
Must have a valid driver’s license and must be insurable,
and able to pass a drug and background check. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Responsible, energetic, motivated, caring, single female, 55
years young, seeking a caretaking, housesitting, petsitting,
cooking, event/party planner position in Italy (or if other
opportunities arise in other countries, I am open). I am an
artist, art teacher, (K-adult), diplomed Chef with 44 years
experience, cooking instructor, gardener, activity director,
tennis coach, scuba diver, photographer, designer, animal lover.
Getting my TEFL Teaching English certificate in Chicago in
September. After that I want to move to Italy and would love to
take care of your home, villa, estate, inn, hotel, animals or
teach children, adults. Managed and ran eight of my own large
homes and raised three fantastic children, and opened and ran
several businesses. I can paint, fix, repair, plan, organize
anything and cook, garden, teach at all levels, able traveling
companion, and personal chef. Interested in something in the US
with overseas travel as well. Short or long-term (preferred)
beginning in October or November. Studied in Florence in college
and want to return. Know a little Italian and some German (born
in Heidelberg). Flexible in location and time. Tons of
experience, energy, and a "can do attitude".
Experienced traveler. Will send references, resume upon request.
Exchange for room and board or additional income depending on
position. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Connecticut Bright and energetic, soon to be divorced Christian
female and mother of one, who has lost much, seeks new and unique
opportunity that utilizes skills and experience. Open to most
opportunities. Just need the right person to see the potential.
Professional skills: Bookkeeping, business, office and property
management, and working with children in various capacities.
Education: Associates degree: Human Services/Social Work Personal
interests: Travel, photography, walking, reading, restoring and
decorating homes, country music and my child’s well being.
Resume available upon request. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thursday, June 10, 2010

CALIFORNIA

LONG-TERM CARETAKER POSITION available in the beautiful Alexander
Valley of Sonoma County. I am looking for a mature, active, and
healthy caretaker with an exemplary background and with varied
experience, skills and talents. Should be detail and results
oriented, non-smoking and drug-free, (bonded, bilingual a plus)
and have an excellent driving record and be computer/technology
literate. You will need to maintain the grounds and irrigation
systems, repair broken plumbing and pipes, and troubleshoot and
wire electrical services. Looking for a caretaker with a personal
commitment to maintain a clean, healthy, sustainable and
compassionate environment, and work in exchange for partial or
fully furnished private housing. Need someone to keep our
property, family, guests and pets safe and secure, maintained and
well cared for, both indoors and outdoors. Must be capable of
working independently, you can facilitate client/guest/vendor
relations, provide special project management (staging property
for parties, events, etc), help with administrative or concierge
services, and insure household or property security. Need a
person available to accept this caretaker position before August,
2010. If interested, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

GERMANY 

I AM LOOKING for a non-smoking housesitter, who has experience
with dogs, is reliable and would like to walk with my 11-year-old
golden retriever in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Sorry to those
many housesitting couples out there, but I would prefer that only
single people apply for this assignment. In the autumn, I intend
to go on a longer vacation for one month, probably from the
middle of October to the middle of November, but also other dates
could be discussed. There is a guest room on the first floor with
double doors leading out to a balcony. To see many photos of me
and my home and dog please write to me and I will give you the
website address. My housesitter would have no responsibilities
beside caring for my dog and keeping the house in the same
condition as you found it. My row house has a small garden with
two big trees. The floorboards are polished throughout and there
is a great view from the balcony attached to a large bedroom in
the loft. It is quiet, in the northern part of Frankfurt, even
though we have a big airport nearby. I have a fast internet
connection and a satellite dish for Astra and Eutelsat. Sorry but
I don't have a landline telephone. There is a car that you could
use during your stay. It takes about 30 minutes to the center of
Frankfurt by public transport, but only 10 minutes by car. I
cannot offer you money for house and dog sitting. If you would
like to go on day trips and discover Frankfurt and the
surrounding area you are welcome to take Delilah (my dog) with
you in the car. However, I would hope that you would return in
the evening, so that the house is not left empty overnight. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Coin, Malaga, Spain from June 15th to July
5th 2010. The housesitter will need to look after two cats and
many plants in a fully renovated two bedroom Spanish finca in the
countryside of Malaga province. The finca has air-conditioning,
UK television and internet access for free. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

TENNESSEE

SEEKING A RELIABLE, HONEST, MARRIED COUPLE to fulfill duties as a
live-in housekeeper, maintenance person, and groundskeeper in
Knoxville, TN. Compensation would include on-site living
quarters, plus salary. Please reply with resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Retired Construction VE/CPM looking for caretaking/house-sitting
position or more, in SW or Santa Fe/Taos, NM area. Excellent
references and resume, trustworthy, respectful of your privacy,
home/property. Experienced in all areas of construction, security
and facility management. Desire long term but am flexible. Please
respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER WANTED for a small sustainable community farm in
Corrolitos. No hard drugs alcohol, or tobacco allowed here. A
background check will be done! Must have excellent references and
be willing to work, and able to do such things as land clearing,
building, electrical, plumbing, farming, landscaping, and provide
security for our land. We are off-the-grid. You may use a small,
quiet generator but you will be responsible for your own food and
gas costs. Prefer someone who has an income from another source
but whose income does not allow them to afford the steep rents
here in the Santa Cruz area. If you have anything on your record
other than a non-violent, non drug related misdemeanor, please do
not respond. If you use 420, we will want to see your medical
card for marijuana use. Must like dogs and animals in general. We
will be raising chickens and goats and desire to become fully
self sustaining. If you are a musician, or working artist, that
will get our attention. No fakes, phonies, flakes, liars, or
cheats please. Just a good hardworking, community minded, team
player please. If you don't have an attitude of gratitude, please
pass us up. Look forward to hearing from the select few who would
qualify. Please email us and tell us about yourself, and also
include your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. is seeking proposals for a Caretaker/Camp
Watch Service for a remote logging camp. Preference will be given
to couples who enjoy the outdoors, or to a contractor willing to
provide persons on a shift schedule. Please submit resumes by
4:00pm Wednesday June 16th, 2010 to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Canada
or fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Only those candidates selected
for interviews will be contacted.

COSTA RICA 

WE ARE SEEKING a skilled, long-term caretaker who wants to live
sustainably in a springtime climate. Our unique 10 acre property
borders the Rio Chirripó in Costa Rica. We are
implementing various techniques that will make our property
Earth/People/Plant/Animal Friendly. We will soon draw our power
from the sun. Our structured/pure water comes from mountain
springs without processing. Living structures are constructed
with natural materials (wood, cob, stone, etc.). We recycle
almost everything in use. We use compost toilets and
bio-digesters for human waste. Animal waste is composted.
Agricultural methods include Biodynamic agriculture and
principles of Permaculture, but connection with the land goes
deeper than any methods. If you are interested, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in the Battle, East Sussex area starting
immediately until November 2010. Free accommodation available in
a rural setting with a lake. The housesitter will need to do some
dog walking and feeding when the homeowner is away. Need a
housesitter to do a bit of gardening etc., also living in a self
contained flat; however, security, dog and cat care are the main
thing needed here. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY 

WE NEED A HOUSESITTER from late December 2010 to mid-January 2011
for our home in Barga, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy. We're
looking for a housesitter who is an animal lover to stay in our
home for three weeks in winter. Our only requirements are that
the animals are fed and that the house is looked after in a
reasonable manner. Singles or couples would be fine. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details. Thank you.

RHODE ISLAND

I AM LOOKING FOR a retired couple or single man to do yard work,
and housekeeping in the Charlestown area. Must be available to
start immediately. In exchange for all kinds of handyman work,
you will get a one bedroom apartment, with living room, kitchen,
and bath in a quiet, private area. You will also have access to a
pond for swimming and fishing. For more details, please email
Sheila at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Wildlife biologist, forester, fisheries biologist looking for
private western ranch to manage. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for resume.

Monday, June 7, 2010

IOWA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER WANTED in the Waterloo area. We are looking for
a live-in caretaker for our 85-year-old Father. The caretaker
will live in a three bedroom house on Lafayette near the
Evansdale/Waterloo border. Salary of $800/month, plus free rent
provided. He needs help in the mornings, evenings and most of the
rest of the time – he takes care of himself. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor more information.

ITALY 

NEED HOUSESITTER(S) for our home in the Teramo Abruzzo area of
Italy during the times when the house is not rented. The house is
located in Valle San Giovanni (Abruzzo) Italy – a small
village of 350 people. You can read more about the house and see
photos at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more details and information. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Retired Construction VE/CPM looking for caretaking/house-sitting
position or more, in SW or Santa Fe/Taos, NM area. Excellent
references and resume, trustworthy, respectful of your privacy,
home/property. Experienced in all areas of construction, security
and facility management. Desire long term but am flexible. Please
respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wildlife biologist, forester, fisheries biologist looking for
private western ranch to manage. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for resume.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CAMPUS CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE TECH position available in
Oceanside, CA. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a non-profit organization
that trains service dogs for people with disabilities. The
caretaker will live on site in the dormitory facility at our
Oceanside Campus and will be available to guests for support and
as a resource, provide housekeeping duties and light building
maintenance tasks and perform regular security checks for the
campus. The Caretaker must be able to interact well with students
with disabilities, volunteers and staff members. They should have
some background in building and vehicle maintenance but will be
trained in specific areas for this facility. They should be able
to lift 50 lbs. They must be well organized and able to use a
computer and Microsoft Programs. The hiring range is $10.36 -
$12.09 plus room and access to facilities. Some overtime is
required during our Team Trainings, which are two weeks long and
happen four times per year, and other special events. Position is
available immediately. For more information and to apply, please
go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and click on Caretaker under Open
Positions.

MAINE

COUPLE SOUGHT to farm manage/property caretake. Rotational
grazing knowledge a must. Dairy animal care and dairy processing
and cheese making a must. Horse (draft type) care and knowledge a
must. Organic vegetable/permaculture knowledge a must. Sheep
herding and care a must. Chicken and turkey care a must.
Marketing and sales knowledge a must. We also have thirty acres
of blueberries that need to be managed. And top bar bees. So
knowledge in these areas is also beneficial. Living arrangements
available. Health benefits available. Profit share available.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

SEEKING CARETAKER(S) for our 100 acre ranch, a few minute’s
walk from a spectacular beach on the pacific coast of Mexico.
Rustic but very comfortable off-grid house available. Incredible
views. The ranch location is welcoming, rural, and a mostly
Mexican community plus some tourism. Stipend, housing, horses,
and possible use of vehicles provided in exchange for two to
three hours per day maintenance, animal care, and yard work, etc.
Mid-summer through January. Candidate(s) should be intermediate
level Spanish speaking, very comfortable in nature, and
interested in exploring a sustainable, off-grid lifestyle.
Experience with goats, solar electric, water systems, or general
ranch activities a huge plus. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER available. Lots of experience caring for
elderly, physically ill, mentally ill, mentally challenged in
private duty and public facilities. Good cook and housekeeper.
Single, mature (53), nonsmoker, nondrinker, Christian woman
seeking to care for elderly Christian woman. Have two cats to
steward. Will help you be good steward with what you have.
Experienced property management; small business; animal care;
head cook; bookkeeping by computer, and difficult situations.
Accustomed to round-the-clock, 7 day weeks and long periods
without days off. I have two automobiles; have lived in isolated
rural areas, and in bustling city. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a person or persons to watch
over our property and basic solar home from June 23 to July 25,
2010. Our home location is 15 kilometers northwest of Cooktown,
Queensland. The caretaker will be responsible for the watering of
gardens and plant nursery, feeding our dog. Poultry alternative
adaptable people are required. The chores will take about two to
three hours per day. This is an unpaid position. To apply, please
call us in Cooktown at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

SEEKING A MATURE INDIVIDUAL CARETAKER CURRENTLY LIVING IN HAWAII
for a Groundskeeper/Handyman position on a Mokuleia, North Shore
Estate. Must be capable of performing hard work, already be in
Hawaii, and be able to occasionally lift 80 pounds. Compensation
for these 'Independent Contractor Services': An on-site, elegant
and cozy, furnished studio unit, with electricity, water,
Flat-Screen TV and cable service, high speed Roadrunner services,
etc. - in remuneration for working 25 hours/week. Plus up to
$15/hour for additional work when occasionally needed and agreed
in advance by both parties. Work will probably consist of
approximately 50% home maintenance repairs, 45%
landscaping-maintenance, and 5% administrative: emailing/calls to
owner and tenant related. Needed qualifications are someone with
exceptional handyman and trade skills with sprinkler systems,
landscaping, light carpentry, plumbing and electrical, etc. and
some tools. Must have ample, strong work/landlord reference lists
for verification, plus solid work ethic, at least basic computer
skills, able to pass drug testing, and willing to do most
socializing off-site. For logistical purposes, we absolutely need
an applicant already here in Hawaii so as to expedite a direct,
in-person meeting of each other, the Estate, the unit and job, as
well as for checking your capabilities and references. Having a
small truck and willing to use it for hauling rubbish
occasionally (with fuel reimbursement of course) is preferred.
Applying independent contractor needs to have their own medical
insurance. Studio security deposit of $1,500 is refundable when
unit is vacated and cleaned with no damages. Please email your
resume and any other information along with written questions to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Only seriously interested and
fully-qualified individuals currently living in Hawaii need
respond. Applicants in Hawaii must be available for an in-person
interview in Mokuleia between June 15 - 19th. Sorry, we will not
be responding to any applicant's email message who are not
currently living in Hawaii.

MASSACHUSETTS

HORSE FARM CARETAKER WANTED in Bristol County, MA. Horse farm is
looking for an ambitious couple to help with daily horse care and
property maintenance. Must have horse knowledge and farm
equipment experience. Housing provided in exchange for work.
Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your experience.
Thank you

NEW MEXICO

FRIENDLY CARETAKER OR COUPLE WANTED for maintenance of Ranch
Headquarters on a beautiful 7,000-acre ranch located 15 miles
outside of Silver City, NM. Must have good handyman skills,
maintain solar system, house and yard, and keep out trespassers.
Also welcome owners when they visit, clean house when they leave.
Includes furnished apartment, small salary, and opportunity for
additional income through occasional cleaning, paid maintenance
on three additional homes, and special projects like fencing,
water system repair, etc. Being a skilled carpenter/builder would
be an asset. House has wood shop. May keep a horse. This is a
quiet, beautiful place, and the owners don't come often. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED in Albuquerque. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
taking applications for an on-site caretaker. Experience needed
in building, grounds and mechanical maintenance. A retired person
or couple is preferred. Must provide your own mobile home.
Resume, personal references, drug test, National Crime
Information Center check, and a background check will be
required. This is a great opportunity for the right caretaker!
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

UTAH 

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a ski resort property in Utah. Duties
include property maintenance on 15 rural acres and house cleaning
responsibilities requiring approximately 20 hours per week. A
fully furnished apartment will be provided with private garage
and entrance detached from main house. This is a permanent
position for an interested couple with references. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

California high school teacher seeks short-term caretaker
position, July - August. I am a meticulous and faithful gardener,
experienced pet-sitter and residential guardian. Will perform
household and property chores in exchange for free rent and some
travel expenses. During my summer respite from students,
I’m hoping to enjoy San Francisco, another part of the
country or the world while providing excellent care for your
vacant home. Impeccable references available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor more information.

Mature Female - 55 and her cat - Who Believes in Dreams Caring,
compassionate, fun, and gentle natured, no-smoking/no-drinking.
Avid nature and animal lover. Looking for: Long Term Stay/Private
Live-In Accommodations in Nature/Wildlife, Water surroundings a
must; Basic Caretaking-Housekeeping Position at small retreat OR
- Senior/s Companion-Assistant for housechores-lite
cooking-shopping-doctor’s appointments.
non-medical/personal care/travel companion, etc. Hobbies I enjoy:
Baking, reading, Opera/Classical music, writing, artsy projects.
Seeking 20 - 40 hours every week plus two days off each week.
Salary (negotiable) and benefits. Superb references. Please email
me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with info and a photo or two.

Mature, responsible, professional woman seeks a
pet-sitting/house-sitting position in the Sarasota, Florida area
starting in approximately mid-July or a little earlier. I love
animals and am a Certified Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner
with extensive experience working with animals. Excellent
references. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look
forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

COLORADO

COLORADO MOUNTAINS: Innkeepers needed for a 14-unit motel in
beautiful Grand County. If you are a couple with hospitality
management experience, we’d like to speak with you. Our
small, unique motel needs managers that can wear many hats:
reservationist, bookkeeper, handyman, housekeeper and grounds
keeper to name a few. Skills in bookkeeping (QuickBooks) and
reservation software are required. Compensation includes a
competitive salary base rate, commission and bonuses, a three
bedroom, historic manager house with all utilities paid with
fireplace, jetted tub, cable, internet and phone. The ideal
candidates will have a proven track record in managing a
profitable lodging business. Our new-hire will be abundantly
personable (never cranky), skilled in sales, and extremely
trustworthy. One-year contract minimum. Small town living, 1.5
hours from Denver, walking distance to hot springs and fishing on
the Colorado River. Serious interest only, please. No smoking, no
dogs, and a background check. Please email qualifications to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (please use an underscore between motel and
manager). 

ENGLAND 

WE NEED A HOUSESITTER for our home in Gloucestershire, England
from July 17th until August 32nd. Our house will be available for
housesitting, plus the requirement to take care of our cat, who
is very independent. We have three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen,
etc. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

HAWAII

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Kahala. Seeking a couple to live on
property and provide groundskeeping and housekeeping services.
For the groundskeeper, duties include taking care of yard
(mowing, weeding, caring for plants/garden, and fertilizing),
household repairs, maintenance of house and property and security
of property. This is a full-time position. For the housekeeper,
duties include deep and light cleaning, laundry, ironing and
occasional shopping, food preparation and childcare. This is a
part-time position. Compensation includes salary plus on site,
separate living quarters for the couple. In order to qualify, the
couple must: submit to background checks; be smoke and drug free;
provide local references; possess a valid Hawaii driver license;
and submit your resume and references by email by June 15, 2010.
Please do not apply for this position if you are single, as we
are specifically looking for a couple. The living quarters are
for two people only so this position is not suited for a family.
We will accept applications until June 15. The position will
remain open until then. Regrettably, we cannot respond to every
inquiry. Only eligible candidates will receive a reply. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

NEW MEXICO 

VOLUNTEER WRANGLER/BARN MAINTENANCE position available.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Abiquiu, NM is seeking a wrangler to live
on site June 15th – October 31st. Job includes leading
Trail Rides, instructing beginning riders in Horsemanship, caring
for horses, basic barn and corral maintenance. Prefer someone
with their own horse. Room and Board for you and horse. For more
information please contact the Human Resources Manager at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

FULL-TIME ESTATE CARETAKERS needed in Newark, OH. Executive
couple looking for full-time caretakers to mow grass, trim, push
mow, mulch, weed, cut trees, clean equipment, maintain flower
beds, etc. We have over 300 acres to maintain and are looking for
that perfect husband and wife team to help us outdoors as well as
inside. There is too much to clean and maintain ourselves. We
have a growing business and just do not have enough time in the
day to get it all done. We also have horses, tractors and barns
that all need cleaning and maintaining. We already have all the
equipment. Compensation can include transportation, benefits, and
even housing if needed. Must have references and attention to
detail and good work ethics. We have been through a few people
already but none that filled all of our needs. We are very
particular but very fair. We own many apartments, so in the
winter months we have work to keep you employed as well. If
interested, please mail resumes or correspondence to Caretaker
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WALES 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Penarth, Wales at the end of August.
Penarth is a seaside resort in the southeast of Wales. I would
like someone just to look after the dog and an 18-year-old
daughter. I need another presence in the house. For more
information, please email Naomi at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Holistic Health consultant (natural gourmet chef/yoga instructor)
looking for a live-in caretaker position in a lower Fairfield
County CT home for herself and one responsible teenager for
either the full year or September through June. We are very kind,
caring and clean people who love natural beauty. Duties could
include light house-keeping, yoga instruction, some cooking and
management of estate maintenance. Resume and references
available. Salary would depend on accommodations. Please call
Jeanne at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

House Sitter: Mature, responsible, married man.
Non-smoker/non-drinker TECHNICAL WRITER, very clean, organized,
looking for QUITE multi-month house-sitting opportunity to
explore greater Atlanta area in preparation for potential
relocation. Location must have internet connectivity. Will do
basic house, pet, garden TLC as required in exchange for
house-sitting. Can start within one week of notice. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested with ATLANTA HOUSE SITTING
OPPORTUNITY in title. Thanks for reading.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

AUSTRALIA

NIGHT CARETAKER needed. A live-in motel, located outside of
Adelaide, is searching for a night caretaker. Free accommodation
provided for the right person. There is a possibility of some
paid reception work. Would be suitable for a single person or
couple with no children. Please mail resumes with references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CALIFORNIA

EXPERIENCED GOAT KEEPER needed, part-time, starting August 1st,
in exchange for room and board, and a small stipend in the
Gualala, CA area. Looking for an individual or couple with some
goat care experience, including milking for a small herd. We have
a small dairy product business. There are chickens also. We are
holistic in our goat care. Light carpentry skills would be
helpful, and you could do some gardening. Non-smoking, no heavy
drinkers. We are an off the grid homestead in a beautiful
location on a redwood forest ridge top, seven miles from the
ocean. We are rustic and solar. We eat only local, seasonal food.
Prefer more meditative, nature loving persons. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER'S COTTAGE AVAILABLE in the Redwoods, near Occidental,
CA. A private, separate, one bedroom guesthouse, 840 sq. ft.,
new, beamed ceiling, bamboo floors, fits king bed, large kitchen
with walk-in pantry, washer and dryer, and shower/tub. This is a
work/trade, half-time position as caretaker/gardener/housekeeper,
caring for two Golden Retrievers, two acres of permaculture
gardens, country infrastructure, and the owner’s home. The
ideal caretakers would be familiar with (and love) dogs, rural
living, and organic, kitchen gardening. I will only consider
candidates with whom I can meet in person in June. So for those
who can meet me at my caretaker's cottage in the Redwoods next
month, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO 

LIVE IN HOUSEKEEPER/COOK NEEDED ASAP. Top salary provided. A
wonderful Christian family is looking for a live-in
cook/housekeeper. The ideal candidate will have experience
working in a fine home, would be passionate in the kitchen, have
a keen eye for detail and will be pet friendly. Must be
energetic, proactive and be comfortable living in a rural
environment. This position will provide separate housing and a
top salary. Please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Dedicated horticulturist with over 25 years experience and over
12 years estate caretaking seeks similar position in the Long
Island-Connecticut area. My experience includes design and
maintenance of all types of gardens-perennial, vegetable, mixed
with a detailed knowledge of hardy and tender plants. I am also
an excellent painter and can perform
plumbing/electrical/carpentry repairs as well pool/pond
maintenance. References available upon request. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, May 24, 2010

AUSTRALIA

HONEST CARETAKER required for a beautiful, unique, heritage
property in the Hawkesbury District of New South Wales. Common
sense, experience in farming and gardening are essential. You
must be clean and tidy. Business skills are an advantage. 1.5
days work in exchange for shared accommodation and use of a car.
There is also room to earn extra money. This caretaker position
would be suitable for a mature minded person or University
student. Sorry, no indoor animals are allowed. Please forward
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

ROOM AND BOARD EXCHANGE available for a caretaker couple in
Commerce City. We are looking for a loving semi-retired couple
with an outside income to take care of an elderly, disabled
veteran in exchange for room and board. Homebodies, or people who
like to stay around the house, would be great for this position.
Must do some cooking and household maintenance. Interested
parties should call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an experienced gardener and
handyman to help with the upkeep of the ashram grounds and
buildings. The Ashram is most active from May to November.
Applicants need to be vegetarian with interest in yogic life
style. Services will be in exchange for room, board and yoga
activities. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a center for health,
happiness, creative growth, and self realization. It offers Yoga,
Massages, Meditation, Ayurvedic Healing, Seminars, Workshops,
Yoga Teachers Training Course, Satsang and Wisdom Gathering.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE NETHERLANDS

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Rotterdam, Netherlands for parts of July
and August. We need someone to care for our two cats for part of
the summer, the exact dates are negotiable. The housesitter can
either live-in or visit daily to tend to the cats. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Dedicated horticulturist with over 25 years experience and over
12 years estate caretaking seeks similar position in the Long
Island-Connecticut area. My experience includes design and
maintenance of all types of gardens-perennial, vegetable, mixed
with a detailed knowledge of hardy and tender plants. I am also
an excellent painter and can perform
plumbing/electrical/carpentry repairs as well pool/pond
maintenance. References available upon request. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, May 21, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER'S COTTAGE AVAILABLE in the Redwoods, near Occidental,
CA. A private, separate, one bedroom guesthouse, 840 sq. ft.,
new, beamed ceiling, bamboo floors, fits king bed, large kitchen
with walk-in pantry, washer and dryer, and shower/tub. This is a
work/trade, half-time position as caretaker/gardener/housekeeper,
caring for two Golden Retrievers, two acres of permaculture
gardens, country infrastructure, and the owner’s home. The
ideal caretakers would be familiar with (and love) dogs, rural
living, and organic, kitchen gardening. For more information,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for 30 days in Santa Cruz. My brother is
a single-father in Santa Cruz who runs his own business, cares
for his kids, and does all the home keeping, shopping, cooking,
etc. He's also fallen into a few bad habits (i.e. watching TV at
night instead of finishing chores) that he could use some help
breaking. Our Mom checked-out early on, so he's never really had
that motherly love and guidance. We would like to hire a
"Temporary Mother" who can live with him and his kids
for a month, and completely take care of him the way a loving
mother would. A room and bed will be provided, along with some
additional pay to be determined. Probably a hundred dollars or so
a week? He lives a few blocks from the beach in Santa Cruz on the
West side, in a very nice family neighborhood on a quiet street.
If you have the free time, would like to live by the beach for a
month, and you have the motherly instincts to take care of this
wonderful man and his two absolutely beautiful, wonderful
children like you love them, please send us an email and we'll go
from there. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks!

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER WANTED for permanent position in property maintenance
on 15 acre estate in eastern Pennsylvania. The caretaker can live
rent free in exchange for lawn and light building maintenance.
Property includes two ponds, swimming pool, and gardens to enjoy.
Applicants must be in good health, smoke and addiction free.
Living quarters are a two bedroom apartment with a deck
overlooking the pond on the estate. Couple or single person is
OK. Please provide us with as much info as possible about
yourself to be considered. Please send info to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Puerto Lumbrerras, Murcia, Spain. Dates can
be flexible. The housesitter will be responsible for looking
after the house and garden, and three dogs! Our dogs are well
trained. We have a nice house outside the town 5,000m² and a
pool and a spa. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, May 17, 2010

DELAWARE

HOUSESITTER needed for a large four bedroom, two bath home
located in a quiet, established residential neighborhood in
Dover. Need a housesitter for the month of August while we will
be on our annual vacation. You will be responsible for the care
of one dog, several parakeets, and fish - both in an indoor tank
and an outdoor fish pond. There is also a small garden with
shrubs that need tending, as well as our lawn which will need to
me mowed. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA 

CARETAKER POSITION available at a 128 acre retreat center under
development on the Deep River in Franklinville, Randolph County.
The caretaker gets free space to park your RV or camper in
exchange for being a presence on the land. We have beautiful
scenery here, along with trails, river and creek. Please call
Harvey at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

HOUSESITTER/CATSITTER needed for a lovely home located in
beautiful Laramie, WY from September 15 – October 15, 2010.
You will be responsible for the care of two cats and staying in
my home. You must be a cat lover! The home is over 3,000 square
feet with three bedrooms, including a master bedroom and bath on
the main floor. The location is just steps away from walking and
bike trails and a park with easy access to shopping. A golf
course is just a short drive, bike ride, or walk away. The
University of Wyoming and its many year-round cultural and
athletic events is located nearby. Please email why you think
this is right for you, and at least three checkable references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Horse and animal lovers. Happy single mother, 38-years-old, with
two children, a girl 10 and boy 6, would love to be part of a
farm or rural setting where we can either pay modest rent or help
with caring for animals, plants and miscellaneous jobs in
exchange. We do home-schooling and work on-line for income. We
have excellent references and a stable dependable background. We
are looking forward to getting back to the earth and have a
lovable lab dog and cat. Please call Lara at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, May 17, 2010

OHIO

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for an elderly couple in the
Springfield, OH area, in a nice north end home. Duties will
include light housekeeping, cooking, and laundry. Personal care
for Mrs: dressing, bathing, help walking, rehabbing from fall and
surgery. Mr. is fully functional and still drives, mows own lawn
and does all household shopping. Candidate must be a cat lover
and very personable. The family lives close by and visits almost
daily. Room and board plus salary provided. There is a nice
Florida home in the winter months. Please only mature individuals
apply. Background check and references required. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 1pm - 9pm for more information.

OREGON

SEEKING A MATURE INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE to live in a home next to a
beautiful boarding kennel in the middle of a large farm. The
kennel is staffed but we need someone to live on site so there is
a 24 hour human presence. Board is free. Home is spacious and
clean. Must be energetic, very clean, non-smoker, love animals
and appreciate their owners. Suggest outside income but it is
possible to exchange maintenance and handy-man work or kennel
work for a salary as well - depends on skills and level of
experience. This is a family business so you will represent the
family when we are not around. You must be willing to have a
background check. It is also a working farm so we have friends
and farm workers who come and go too. You'll get to know who they
are and be polite and helpful to them - also inform us of any
trespassers. You must be friendly and enjoy people. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

CARETAKER OR COUPLE needed for a large Vermont Property.
Brush-hogging, snowplowing, field and residence maintenance and
landscaping work required. Security and discretion is paramount.
Please send a detailed resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

PERSONNAL ASSISTANT/HOUSE MANAGER needed in the Roanoke, VA/Smith
Mountain Lake area. We are looking for a female to manage one of
my homes and do lite cooking and lite computer work when I/family
(no children) are there. I would also like for them to manage the
house and grounds, etc. when we are not there. Salary and
possible housing are all negotiable. Please email your resume
with picture and references to my Assistant at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Horse and animal lovers. Happy single mother, 38-years-old, with
two children, a girl 10 and boy 6, would love to be part of a
farm or rural setting where we can either pay modest rent or help
with caring for animals, plants and miscellaneous jobs in
exchange. We do home-schooling and work on-line for income. We
have excellent references and a stable dependable background. We
are looking forward to getting back to the earth and have a
lovable lab dog and cat. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

CALIFORNIA

FREE RENT in exchange for work on a game bird ranch in Anza. The
caretaker’s living quarters will be a 28' 5th wheel
trailer, along with a metal shed and pipe corral if you have a
horse. I provide water and propane and pay the first $30 a month
for electricity. I need two to three hours a day, six days a
week, to do chores. Chores include collecting eggs, feeding and
watering chicks, and feeding and checking the adult birds. You
must be responsible, dependable and honest. No smoking or
drinking. If you are interested, please call Matt at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA 

FULL-TIME FARMER OR FARM COUPLE needed immediately at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario. If you
have always wanted to be a farmer but never knew where to start,
this is the opportunity you've been looking for. Upper Canada
Heritage Farm is looking for a couple or individual to set up
residence on our 100 acre farm. Learn about raising heritage
breeds, focusing on the Large Black Pig. We cater to the Ottawa
market and our business is growing by leaps and bounds. This
family needs a dedicated couple or person - live in or live out -
to care for the animals with the same commitment that we have. We
will teach you everything you need to know about raising heritage
pigs, chickens, ducks and cattle. We offer you the opportunity to
establish your own market garden, raise your own animals, put
down some roots and live your dream of independence. In exchange,
you will help to manage our heritage pigs, farrow to finish,
pastured operation. Ideally, we are looking for the perfect
couple – committed to a life of farming, living off the
beaten track, being innovative, open and creative, not afraid to
try the untried. However, a dedicated individual with the right
qualities would also be considered. This farm incorporates
traditional farm knowledge with an unorthodox philosophy. Raise
animals for meat, but raise them with respect for their natural
tendencies and indulge their needs. A happy pig is a wholesome
pig! Upper Canada Heritage Farm is located 20 minutes southwest
of Merrickville. We offer a weekly stipend of $100 per person. A
trailer will be required and preferably provided by the
farmer/farm couple. This is negotiable. This is a year-round
position with plenty of opportunity for the right people/person.
Please visit my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more and
apply. Thanks.

ENGLAND

I NEED A HOUSESITTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE for six months in Beds
Bucks Village, Cheddington, England. I am searching for a female,
non-smoker, who is a cat lover. The housesitter will need to take
care of my house and garden for the six months that I will be
living abroad. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Restoration, Murals, Architectural Decoration. I have decades of
experience in varied aspects of fine art, murals, finishes; as
well as restoration of artwork, architectural ornament, plaster;
and project management. Prior projects include public art,
exclusive estates, five-star resorts and churches. Currently
seeking a challenging long-term project. You can see my portfolio
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Hardworking, honest, good references. I can help restore and
beautify your property while assuming some caretaking duties as
well.

Semi retired couple with thoughtful teenager available fall 2010.
He is an experienced site manager, capable of complete
restoration, remodel and construction projects and has his own
tools. She is a Master Gardener, an organized and thorough
housekeeper. They are educated, considerate, mature and
conscientious with excellent people skills. Gardening and
landscaping are passions. Seeking position caretaking, managing
camps, B&B or summer places, modest income required though
health insurance is not. Comfortable with off grid and rural
sites, experienced island dwellers. Resumes and references
available on request. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED. We have a modern homestead on a large rural
property with established gardens approximately 10 km from
Boorowa and 35 km from Young. Our homestead will be made
available in exchange for garden maintenance. This may suit a
retired couple. Part time employment is available on the
property, including sheep care and farming. Apply in writing with
copies of your references and please mail them to Caretaker
Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PROPERTY MANAGER at a Christian retreat in
northern New Mexico that has ten separate cabins. We prefer a
mature couple capable of hard work. To apply, please mail your
resume or qualifying information to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Professional, single woman, former homeowner offering caretaking,
office, home schooling assistance, including light housekeeping,
yard work, minor maintenance. Background in education, writing
software and caretaking. Healthy, clean, quiet, reliable,
meticulous. Passion for information technology (computers),
nature, animals, learning, research, health, nutrition, organic
food movement, farmers markets, home schooling, playing the
piano! Bachelor’s degree. Committed to excellence! Can
learn anything. Will care for your property as if it were my own.
Non-smoking/drinking. No pets. Prefer long-term, private
property, housing, salary. Please contact Joan at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hawai'i bound, and wanting to help you maintain your property and
keep it in pristine condition. Our hearts are called to
Hawai’i (Kaua’i, O’ahu, and Maui). We are open
to other oceanfront places in the world, but we’re called
spiritually to Hawai’i. We are helpful, reliable,
proactive, meticulous, extremely clean and responsible. Healthy,
non-smoking, respectful couple with one school aged child who
reads constantly. Readers who love the ocean and outdoors. Have
run multiple households and handled all things therein. Including
indoor/outdoor maintenance. If something needs attention it gets
done. Have been located separately in California and
Massachusetts, so we would like to come together in a place of
beauty by the beach where peace is of the utmost priority. We are
a healthy conscious, conscientious family who will bring heart
and harmony to any space. He is a professional photographer, and
painting contractor with two decades of experience managing jobs,
and ensuring that the environments he has been responsible for
are maintained to the highest standards. She is a holistic
healer, and Mother with exceptional and accelerated son. We will
improve the energy in your environment and are open to offer
energetic and physical changes that would increase the energy,
health, harmony, happiness in your home and property. Helpful in
organization, decor/aesthetic or simply keeping everything the
way it is with devoted respect and care. We are open to requests,
however our preference is to find a place we can call home (at
least for the agreed upon time - longer positions preferred). We
are serious about offering our services as well as having time to
follow our passions and build on our dreams. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, May 10, 2010

BRAZIL 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED as soon as possible in Iconha, Espirito Santo,
Brazil. The length of time could be three months or more. Two
houses are located in a mountainous rural area, with difficult
access. My house is both smoke free and meat free. My primary
need is for someone to maintain a presence on the property.
Because I am absent, I have experienced minor thefts. Light
garden work would be nice, but is not necessary. But please don't
let the plants die! The housesitter needs to be in good health
and not have fear of wildlife. The area does have mobile
telephone service. I am home on most weekends, but since there
are two houses - this shouldn't cause an inconvenience. The area
is near beaches and has a wonderful view of the Atlantic some 300
or so meters below. Because I return each weekend, all the food
is provided. However, if you want meat, you will either have to
walk down the mountain or make friends with the nearest
neighbors, who are usually up on the mountain from Mondays to
Thursdays. The house is extremely primitive. It has electricity,
water, gas, a bathroom, and even a television. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Escondido. We have RV parking
available for a property caretaker type of person. Our property
has dirt road access only. We are asking $100 to cover electrical
usage (this may be negotiable). We only have well water on the
property. Internet access is questionable? There is a grove on
the property which will need to be watered. Rattlesnakes and a
bobcat were recently sighted on the property. The property
caretaker must be OK for a background check. This would be ideal
for a nature lover/gardener type. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

INNKEEPERS/CARETAKERS needed to run a luxury B&B. Our current
Innkeeper/Caretakers relocated from AZ. For more information on
us please check out our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX does not
participate in discrimination of any kind. Any two adults in a
long term relationship are welcome to apply. Please, couples only
should apply. We only have one living quarter and it is a two
person job. We are seeking a live-in couple to run our luxury
B&B in Morrison, Colorado. The couple must have excellent
customer service skills, and be able to work at an 8,000’
elevation. The job duties include, but are not limited to:
cooking and serving breakfast and some dinners. Cleaning rooms
and common areas and doing laundry, light maintenance, answering
phones, booking reservations, booking weddings and events,
marketing, office work, checking in guests, guest interaction
during their stay, inventory of supplies and auditing, errands,
shopping, and more. We are looking for a couple who takes the
business as seriously as we do. It is a fun job in a gorgeous
property in a great location! The weather is great with four
seasons. The summers are awesome and there are lots of things to
do in the winters also. We are located in the mountains with
awesome views, but only 15 minutes to the greater Denver area.
There is plenty of hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, etc. nearby.
The applicants must be hard workers and self motivated, not
requiring much guidance after training. They will pretty much be
running the B&B. The pay is very good for this horrible
economy. The salary is $2,000/month (total) plus tips (from
customers) and commissions (for bookings) plus free room and
board. There is an end of contract bonus available if the couple
really takes charge and helps the business grow. The current
innkeepers are averaging around $4,000/month in the slower winter
months (plus free room and board valued at $800/month). That
amount is larger in our busy season (summer/fall). Summers are
very busy with hardly any days off, winters are slower and there
is more free time. The position includes a fully furnished studio
style apartment onsite. The studio is approximately 700 square
feet and includes 27" TV with full surround, TiVo and DVD,
Wi-Fi, very nice furnishings, Queen Pillow top bed, and nice
bathroom with shower. The room is set up in four quadrants -
eating area, sleeping area, office area, and living area. The job
requires 40 hours per week per person. If you can't do that,
please don't respond. The position is 1099 contractor; you are
responsible for your own taxes. There are no additional benefits
at this time (health insurance etc.). We are seeking a couple who
are in a long term relationship already. The position will have a
contract that will run until March 2011. If agreeable to all
parties, we would extend that contract. The position has a lot of
opportunity for growth for the right couple. We are adding a
small cafe and wine tasting bar also. We will be reviewing credit
and also performing a background check. Reliable transportation
and proof of insurance will be required. Absolutely no phone
calls will be accepted. Please email both resumes and a picture
of you both for our review if interested to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Applicants must be prepared to send a valid driver’s
license, reliable transportation with proof of insurance, and
proof of right to work in US if picked for the position. We will
contact the qualified applicants for a phone interview. The
position is available immediately. We will be making a decision
in a week. Thank you. 

NEW YORK

FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE: Caretaker/Manager needed for a
Country Estate in the Margaretville area. Experience required in
grounds keeping, building maintenance and contractor oversight
(other skills also valued). Must be hardworking, responsible,
physically fit, and able to work alone and supervise others.
Competitive compensation, benefits and residence offered. We also
offer a retirement package after minimum years of service. Please
fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CARETAKER NEEDED FOR YOUR HOME OR ORGANIZATION? House sitter,
marketing consultant, animal trainer, landscape designer, minor
maintenance, computer savvy, management capable. Let me utilize
my unique skills and contribute to the safety of your estate,
and/or the success of your organization. Housing and salary
necessary if long-term position. No smoking, no drugs, no kids,
no criminal history. References available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, May 7, 2010

CALIFORNIA

DOMESTIC COUPLE needed for a Napa Valley estate on four acres.
Couple will be hands-on and have experience with landscaping,
gardening, carpentry and home maintenance. Responsibilities will
include housekeeping, ironing and laundry and light cooking and
entertaining skills when the principals are in residence. This is
a vacation home and the principals seek an experienced couple who
love the outdoors and enjoy working in a secluded country
atmosphere. Compensation includes a two bedroom private
residence, $80,000 and an excellent benefit package. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with NAPA COUPLE JOB in the
subject line, or fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

LIVE-IN COUPLE POSITION AVAILABLE in Ontario (Barrie area). MUST
BE LEGAL TO WORK IN CANADA. Seeking an experienced and
professional domestic couple for two large residences located in
the Barrie area on Lake Simco. This is a full-time position that
is live-in with private accommodations in a separate gate house.
Applicants must have previous experience in private residence and
property maintenance. The couple will be responsible for the day
to day running of the property and residence to maintain both the
interior and exterior care year round. This is a hands-on
position for the organizing of the home, working with
housekeeping staff, general maintenance and repairs, landscaping,
grounds keeping and general running of the property. Previous
experience working in similar sized estate is a must. Basic
computer knowledge required (Excel, Word and email). Applicants
must be service oriented and self-starters. Must be experienced
and knowledgeable with housekeeping and deep cleaning projects
for the care of furnishings and finishes. Must have experience
and be hands on for general repairs, managing trades and vendors
and seasonal maintenance projects. Applicants should be energetic
with a strong work ethic. The couple should have a proven history
of working effectively with each other. Applicants should have
strong communication skills and ability to anticipate needs of
the principals. A neat tidy and professional appearance is
expected at all times. Must exercise discretion and maintain
confidentiality at all times. One person must have a valid
driver’s license with a clean driving record. Non-smokers
preferred. Salary is dependent on experience. Must provide good
references. Please email for additional information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Cambridgeshire, England, starting May 30. I
have a lovely four bedroom Victorian house in Chatteris,
Cambridgeshire, which I bought to house my eight rescue dogs. I
am offering free rent and free bills in exchange for two and half
days' dog sitting, which will include some light cleaning duties.
Chatteris is a charming village situated conveniently close to
Peterborough and Huntingdon and two hours from London. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

FARM MANAGER/FACILITIES MANAGER needed in the Tampa area Salary
is open depending on experience. Wonderful client is looking for
an experienced, full-time Farm Manager/Facilities Manager. The
ideal candidate will be a hands-on, proactive and independent
thinking/ranch manager who has the ability to elicit the highest
quality standards for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of a
wonderful property, with various outbuildings, riding and
maintenance facilities. The ideal candidate will have experience
with irrigation systems, landscaping implementation and
oversight, operation of heavy machinery, HVAC, overseen
construction projects and have worked on a private
farm/ranch/estate setting before. Please have at leave five years
experience. Please send your resume as a Word document and
include salary history/expectations. Please email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

OREGON

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Cottage Grove, OR from August 26 to
September 6, 2010. Must be an animal lover, a very reliable
single person, with excellent references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher, single mid-40's very responsible,
tidy and organized with my home and classroom. I am conscientious
and caring needing a transitional housing situation for a year
while I get familiar with a new area. I love dogs and horses, and
allergic to indoor cats. I am looking for the Kimberton,
Phoenxiville, and Paoli areas so that my commute is close to the
School in Kimberton. If you are in another area and close to
Kimberton please still call or write. I don't know all the towns.
My name is Terri, and I am open and willing to look at many
possible situations. I will need to be moved there between June
15 - June 30th. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, May 6, 2010

BULGARIA 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Momchilgrad region of Bulgaria from
September 2010 - February 2011. We have a detached house in the
mountains of Bulgaria on one acre of land. We have several
animals (two dogs, six cats and chickens) that need to be looked
after. The house is fully prepared to a high UK specification
with views across the mountains. A car is provided for the
housesitters use. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

COUNTRY LIVING IN THE CITY LIMITS in Central Texas. We need a
couple to work for a busy executive. Responsibilities include,
yard work (mowing, fertilizing, planting flowers, shrubs, trees),
pool maintenance, some housekeeping and cook meals in evening.
Live on premises in separate house. Must have experience, strong
work ethic, honesty and flexibility. This is not a supervisory
position. Please send details of past experience and salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher, single mid-40's very responsible,
tidy and organized with my home and classroom. I am conscientious
and caring needing a transitional housing situation for a year
while I get familiar with a new area. I love dogs and horses, and
allergic to indoor cats. I am looking for the Kimberton,
Phoenxiville, and Paoli areas so that my commute is close to the
School in Kimberton. If you are in another area and close to
Kimberton please still call or write. I don't know all the towns.
My name is Terri, and I am open and willing to look at many
possible situations. I will need to be moved there between June
15 - June 30th. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

COLORADO

LAKE HAUS COMPLEX in Summit Cove is seeking an on-site Property
Manager - Caretaker. Benefits include housing and health
insurance compensation. We are seeking a couple with proven
property management experience. Salary will be commensurate with
experience. Please mail your resume and references to: Manager
Opportunity, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Umbria, Italy this July and August. This
house is very simple and tranquil. It is not a luxurious house.
It is located in a very silent, secluded spot, at 7 km from the
next village (only 4 km walking distance), and 7 km from A-1
(autostrada del Sole) and from the railway station. There are
three cats and a small terrier, some vegetable gardening and
plants to water. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN COOK/HOUSEKEEPER needed in a busy Hudson Valley home. The
right person will enjoy ‘keeping the home fires
burning’, supporting the owners and helpers who are tending
the land and building a holistic healing practice, and will know
or enjoy learning healthy whole foods cooking. Room, board, and
weekly massage and yoga in exchange for 25 hours/week of cooking
and cleaning. Neatness, thoroughness, orderliness, and a willing,
caring attitude are essential. We're looking for a long-term
commitment. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then write
Santha at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please include your telephone
number.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

TEXAS: Professional, single woman (and her cat) LOOKING for
caretaking or housesitting in/around Irving, TEXAS. Care of
animals or live in with elder parent(s) okay or just maintaining
a presence in the home while you are away. I work during the day
8 - 5 as a hospice social worker. I am mature, calm and
compassionate and very dependable. Light housekeeping fine, no
heavy lifting or yard work beyond watering. No salary required.
This can be short or long term as I acclimate to the area. I will
be moving the first week of June and would love to have something
lined up. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, May 3, 2010

CANADA

RETIRED OR SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE needed as year-round caretakers
for a prime lakefront property between Sarnia and Grand Bend,
Ontario. A two bedroom, two bath, newly renovated home will be
provided rent free in exchange for light maintenance on the
property. Please send your resume with four references to:
Caretakers, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

ROOM AND BOARD EXCHANGE available for a caretaker couple in
Commerce City. We are looking for a loving semi-retired couple
with an outside income to take care of an elderly, disabled
veteran in exchange for room and board. Homebodies, or people who
like to stay around the house, would be great for this position.
Must do some cooking and household maintenance. Interested
parties should call Frank at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA 

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to maintain and oversee an executive
country estate in the Virginia Beach area. Looking for a husband
and wife team to help maintain an 18 acre country estate. Must be
familiar with tractor and mowing equipment (approximately eight
acres of mowed areas). Must love animals and be capable of taking
care of dogs (five Labrador retrievers and a small Cockapoo) when
owners are away. Handyman abilities are helpful. Must be capable
of home organization skills, maintenance and cleaning and running
work crews if necessary. Absolutely beautiful brand new one
bedroom apartment on premises. Very busy professional couple
needs assistance maintaining property. To apply, please fax
resumes and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Single Woman of a certain age with fashion and style SEEKING
housesitting positions most anywhere in the world. Long or short
term. Caring, good natured, mature, responsible, impeccable
references, background check welcomed. Non-smoker, non-drinker.
Computer proficient. Passport current. Early retirement from
private boarding school in Massachusetts (USA). Currently in
southern Oregon (USA). Have car if location permits. I prefer
metropolitan areas, and like children and domestic animals. Want
free time to explore your area! Duties negotiable in exchange for
rent-free living and possible salary. A Bientot!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, April 29, 2010

CALIFORNIA

RANCH CARETAKER needed in the Lake Arrowhead area. Do you have
experience with and love horses? Do you enjoy working outdoors,
gardening, and taking care of landscaping? This is an excellent
opportunity for the right person. Live in a one bedroom log cabin
in the mountains, take care of three or four horses, clean barn,
keep the ranch grounds maintained and secure, maybe a little
house cleaning. If you love the mountains, aren't afraid of a
little snow, are hard working, good at fixing and maintaining
things, and are good and honest, we'd like to talk with you. Yes
you'll need some references, and yes we'll run a criminal and
background check. If you do drugs, please don't bother to apply,
as this is a clean and wholesome environment. Log home in the
woods, with utilities included, plus pay for work done. If you
are interested, please reply by email detailing your experience,
and a little background about yourself. Tell us why you are the
one we should talk to about this position. If you have had
experience, tell us, if not please don't BS us. We're looking for
a long-term person, not a short timer. You can email your
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or feel free to call Steve at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for our property and house in the Fort
Lauderdale area. I am looking for a couple to take care of our
property. The man is to maintain the grounds and wash the boats
and help fix any other problems that might occur or over see
companies that we might have to call. The female is to clean our
home several times a week and aid in shopping for the house. The
female will need to do some cooking when my parents are visiting.
A retired couple would be A+. The caretaker couple needs to speak
English. We offer guest quarters that are private and separate
from the main house. It includes a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and
living room. All bills will be paid except your personal cell
phone if you have one. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI 

WE OWN A SMALL, SEASONAL CAFÉ next to the Dillard Mill
State Park in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. We are open Friday -
Sunday from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. We need an individual or couple
with own RV from mid-late May to mid September (dates negotiable)
to help at closing time (mopping floor, putting chairs on tables,
and finishing whatever dishes remain). No salary but a free
campsite for the summer and a meal on the nights you work.
Cleanup usually takes one to two hours. No drugs, moderate
alcohol use OK. Pets negotiable. Please send your information and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

HEAD WRANGLER needed ASAP for a 6,800 acre Luxury Guest Ranch in
western Montana. Must have extensive equestrian knowledge,
experience leading trail and backcountry rides, excellent
hospitality skills and people skills. Must have experience with
roping, arena riding and rodeo skills. Schedule/Supervise five to
eight wranglers, and match guests with horses. Ability to teach
safety and riding techniques to guests in a friendly, easy to
learn manner. Applicant should have high-end guest service skills
and equestrian experience and willingness to spend time with
guests. Excellent compensation package for the right athletic,
polished, unrestricted person. Please fax your resume and cover
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with LISTING # 436 in the Subject Line.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Responsible caretaker looking for a position in Southern
California, including the areas of Santa Barbara, Ojai, Santa
Clarita, Santa Monica, West Hollywood or Beverly Hills. This
single female is experienced in office management, home
management and tasks such as forwarding mail and messages in an
expedient manner. She's looking for situation to cover living
expenses and also open to part-time job for payment. Please
respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

AUSTRALIA

RESIDENT CARETAKERS required to manage the day-to-day operations
of a 357-site manufactured home park at Eagleby. Key
responsibilities include undertaking and supervising: All
landscaping and garden maintenance duties (lawn mowing, weeding
etc); Cleaning and maintaining all common areas in a first class
state of repair; Assisting with the sales of new homes to our
target market; Maintaining the front office and performing all
administrative tasks associated with operating the park. The
successful candidates will present well, have excellent
communication skills and be able to undertake physical work.
Experience in real estate or manufactured home sales is
desirable. This opportunity is tailor made for a hardworking
couple. Remuneration includes a competitive salary plus on-site
accommodation. All applications must be in writing and directed
to: The Director XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

CARETAKER/GARDENER required for a private estate in Kew. Must be
versatile, conscientious and hard working. A two bedroom bungalow
will be provided rent and council tax free with this post. The
starting salary is £14,000 per year for 35 hours per week.
Please apply in writing to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK. 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in South East London for eight days in
September. The housesitter will be responsible to take care of
our two little healthy dogs (one elderly). Must be reliable and
be able to provide checkable references. Urgent responses needed.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

CARETAKER WANTED for a residential property. Duties will be minor
repairs, general maintenance, etc. Compensation includes a one
bedroom apartment. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and references. Please mail your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

CHEF/MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE/CARETAKER: Responsible 40-year-old
married man looking for a long-term position. Over 20 years (4+
years of private service) experience as a chef and manager.
Highly skilled, imaginative, and creatively talented with a
multitude of cuisines from home-style, Modern American, Modern
and Classic French, Italian, Fusion, Vegan, Vegetarian, and much
more. I possess a can-do attitude, integrity, organizational
skills, and confidentiality. I am a hands-on self-starter;
skilled at menu planning, inventorying a house or business,
provisioning, working with vendors, running errands, dining
service, staff supervision, computer skills, and event planning.
I am also skilled in light housekeeping, plumbing, and light
carpentry; if I can’t do the job, I’ll find the right
person to get the job done. I am soft spoken, professional,
motivated, trustworthy, flexible, hard-working, and discrete.
Please contact Brian at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

"Best of the Best" Single, mature woman seeking a
live-in Executive Housekeeping position with a couple or
individual who would love to hire a dependable, honest,
energetic, non-smoking/drinking, no pets or children versatile
woman. I have extensive experience as an Executive Housekeeper,
personal assistant, house management, caregiving (CNA).
"Have bags will travel." I love nature, gardening,
reading, hiking, good music, cooking, cleaning and always willing
to learn new experiences. Excellent references. You would not be
disappointed in hiring me. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

AUSTRALIA

A PERMANENT LIVE-IN CARETAKER is needed to start here on June 30.
We are looking for a committed live-in Caretaker Couple for a
large residence in Runaway Bay as our present Caretaker is
retiring after many years. A self contained unit is provided, and
is well suited for a married couple, preferably middle aged,
honest and reliable. We are seeking a responsible hands-on
Caretaker with gardening and handyman experience. Only permanent
residents need apply. Please apply your interest in writing to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.
NEW YORK

PART-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a small farm in rural, northern
NY. We have 80 acres (22 acres pasture, the rest is woods). We
have three pigs, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, chickens, two dogs,
and five cats. We grow our own vegetables organically, are
planting fruit trees, and have lots of plans for the property.
But we need some help. We'd like to offer a part-time caretaker
the opportunity to live on our property in exchange for helping
out around the farm and watching the animals when we occasionally
travel. The caretaker could either live in his/her own travel
trailer, camper, etc. on the property (we have a septic system
set up for one) or live in his/her own bedroom in our home. We
also have a huge unfinished space above our garage, which could
be finished into an apartment by a handy caretaker. The caretaker
would be free to work in town, and work on any farm duties during
his/her free time. We'd love it if the person was handy at
carpentry and gardening. A love of animals is equally important.
Since we have so much land, if the caretaker has a horse or other
animals, we have room. This is a snowy area in the winter. We get
more snow than anywhere else in the country. Snow mobiling, cross
country skiing, dog sledding, snow shoeing are great here. We are
located about 15 miles from Lake Ontario and its many beaches.
Watertown is 18 miles away. Syracuse is about an hour away.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Do you have a unique country inn, lodge, B&B, or private
estate in need of a highly skilled management team? We are a
multi-talented trio consisting of an accredited chef who has
owned and operated a world class bed & breakfast, an
experienced sales and marketing expert, and a travel and tourism
manager with an extensive background in reservations and sales.
Besides our unique blend of management skills, we also possess
the practical skills of carpentry, plumbing, electrical
(including solar), equipment, landscape and grounds maintenance
as well as a full range of computer skills including QuickBooks,
Microsoft Office Suite, and Website design and publishing. We are
environmentally conscious and knowledgeable in eco-friendly
materials and systems and would be particularly interested in
helping to develop or manage an environmentally friendly
property. Location open but prefer Western or Southwestern U.S.
Full resumes and exceptional references available on request. To
contact us, please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, April 26, 2010

ITALY

HOUSESITTER NEEDED as soon as possible in Alghero in Northern
Sardinia, Italy. I am looking for a polite and respectful person
to work four hours in the morning, per day, to help with cleaning
duties in a household in Sardinia. An Italian speaker is not
necessary, as everyone is bi-lingual here. Must like/be
comfortable around dogs, as our family have a number of small
dogs. Lodgings are provided free of charge and small pocket money
is also offered. Please call Ann in Sardinia at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED: Resourceful, independent couple sought
for beautiful, remote island security September 1 - June 30.
Caretaking for multiple years is possible and desirable. Simple
lifestyle, gorgeous waterfront, winter solitude and dramatic New
England coastal weather describe this north of Boston location.
Living quarters, utilities, internet and a monthly stipend are
provided with the ability to earn additional income doing
carpentry, painting, yard work and odd jobs for cottage owners
during ample free time. Plumbing, electrical (off grid) and
boating skills are a plus. Applicants should be fit and
child-free. Please email resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

CARETAKER NEEDED to start at Green Acres on June 1. The caretaker
will be responsible for up to 20 horses and ground maintenance.
Green Acres is a newly established farm - we specialize in
retirement horses and are looking for an independent, honest and
resourceful person to take care of the daily duties involved with
our farm including but not limited to: am/pm horse duties,
paddock/pasture maintenance, and general ground maintenance.
Caretaker experience/references preferred. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Newly retired couple available for long or short term caretaking
position. Husband known for handyman skills and attention to
detail with many return customers. Honest to a fault. Wife is a
retired school teacher and Master Gardener. Both have strong work
ethic and believe it should be done well the first time so it
doesn’t have to be done again. Have completely remodeled
our home and run a small landscaping business. We are confident
any employer looking for hard-working, self-motivated, honest
people to care for their property will do well to consider us for
the position. Available after June 12. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Oregon, California (Napa, northern), Montana, Idaho, Washington,
Michigan (Traverse area). Other areas possible. Opportunities I'm
interested in: Estate caretaker, animal caretaker, vineyard
assistance, organic gardener. Long-term preferred. About me:
Professional female, non-smoking, no drugs, no kids. Motivated,
trustworthy. Bachelor’s degree. Certificates in landscaping
and horticulture. Eco-enthusiast. Wildlife rehabilitation
experience. Volunteer dog trainer. Pet CPR/First Aid certified.
Marketing, photography background. No criminal history. Good
health. Quiet, non-partier. Looking for a career change!
Available June. Please contact Karen at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CALIFORNIA 

CARETAKER NEEDED FOR XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX LOCATED IN THE HILLS OF
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY BETWEEN LIVERMORE AND BYRON:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a caretaker to provide
security and monitoring the sensitivity of Vasco Caves'
resources--rare, state- and federally-listed plant and wildlife
species, fragile rock outcrops, and Native American
archaeological sites--XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has opened the
preserve to the public on a restricted basis through
Naturalist-led interpretive tour groups. The person must be able
to adjust to living 24/7 on a remote windy hilltop with limited
access. Caretaker must provide own vehicle for personal use for
offsite errands; must generally remain on site for routine ATV
patrol duty. The one-bedroom security residence has a limited
off-grid solar system. Must have interest or knowledge of
regional cultural and natural resources and is outgoing/friendly.
Salary based on qualifications. Please send references/proposal
indicating your qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXby June 30, 2010. Site tour will be scheduled
after the deadline.

CARETAKER NEEDED FOR XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX LOCATED IN THE SAN
FRANCISCO BAY: The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a
caretaker to provide security and tours at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
located off the south shoreline of Richmond, California. The
person must be able to adjust to living 24/7 on a remote island
dependent on the tides for trips to shore and back. Caretaker
must provide own boat for such off shore treks for groceries and
other errands but must remain on the island for weekend
activities and every evening. The two-bedroom security residence
has its own water/power supply. Must have interest or knowledge
of birds/plants and is outgoing/friendly when giving tours
regarding island life. The tour schedule is shared with a park
naturalist. Salary based on qualifications. Please send
references/proposal indicating your qualifications to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

CAMPSITE CARETAKER needed in Link River near Port Alice, from
June 19 to September 7, 2010. Ideally, the successful candidate
will stay at a designated site at the Link River for the season.
The caretaker candidates should state their previous related
experience; demonstrate their ability to provide service for the
season; state any requirements they may have from the Regional
District and provide references. Duties include: collecting
campsite fees, enforcing campground rules, minor maintenance work
and coordination of reservations with the Regional District
Office. A complete list of work and services to be performed is
available at the Regional District Office. The closing date for
receiving applications is Friday, May 7, 2010 4:00 p.m. Please
send in your Expression of Interest application in writing to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Canada.

HONDURAS

I OWN A CARIBBEAN ECO LODGE and need someone to keep the 100+
fruit trees wet for the dry season, and then kept semi cleared
during the rainy season as well as look after the gardens and
property. Have abundant solar and wind energies and live on an
Island with world class SCUBA and fishing. The property contains
100+ banana trees, large fresh water cistern and great well water
and pumps for watering. Most of your food is currently grown on
the property and the beach is a three minute walk (visible from
property) with fantastic fishing. The town of Utila (called East
Harbor) is two miles via a dirt/rock road, or 15 minutes by bike.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

NEW YORK

FULLTIME LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/PET CARETAKER needed for the North
Shore Long Island area in exchange for a one bedroom apartment
and salary. Professional couple needs an individual to do
household errands, chores and taking care of dogs when they are
in residence and house sitting and taking care of pets when they
are travelling. This is a long term position. Should have own
car, no pets and be a non-smoker. Please send resume, references
and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ARIZONA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a ranch in the Red Rock Area. The area
consists of large sections of undeveloped Sonoran Desert. A valid
driver’s license is required. Please send your resume to
Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER REQUIRED for an organic farm-fig orchard and alpacas in
Mudgee, New South Wales. Our farm has 25 acres, magnificent
views, a four bedroom modern home (fully solar powered), good
rain water supply, good bore (drinkable water), 10 acres nice
bush and rocky outcrops, mature fig trees ready for commercial
harvest-picking from December to April, a small alpaca stud -
easy to maintain animals, fruit orchard - peaches, apricots,
apples, pears, oranges, lemon, quince, pomegranate, almond, etc.,
veggie garden not functioning - needs work to reestablish after
drought. There is a school bus for three primary and two high
schools 1km from our gate. This position would be suitable for a
couple, family, or group - anyone with an interest in organic
farming or tryout tree change. Duties include mowing - good
ride-on provided, providing fodder for alpacas most days, and
general house and property maintenance. Remuneration includes
free rent, free power, and free water. A list of duties in
exchange for rent is negotiable. Extra payment for extra duties
is also negotiable. Owner lives two hours away and can come over
at short notice for assistance. Any training required - will be
provided. Owner would like to be able to come to farm on
occasions. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor more information.
Thanks.

CALIFORNIA 

CALIFORNIA DELTA CARETAKER needed on site as development of the
Antioch/Oakley Big Break Regional Shoreline facility expands. A
stipend of $1,000 per month plus utilities will be provided in
exchange for daily duties of opening and closing facility gates,
monitor activity at nearby fishing pier, maintain nightly
presence, and report all unusual incidents that may occur to park
supervisor on a timely basis. As facility develops duties may
expand to include offshore monitoring. Available now for you to
provide own livable self-contained mobile unit. No cats allowed
in the park facility. For more details please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXor email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

RESIDENT INN KEEPING POSITION AVAILABLE late May in Stockbridge,
MA, Norman Rockwell Country. The Inn at Stockbridge is a high end
16 room bed and breakfast on 12 acres. We are seeking an
experienced mature couple who are positive and outgoing and
willing to help guests. Previous hospitality experience desired.
The main responsibilities will be evening duty. Breakfast
preparation ability is desired. Compensation package includes a
large one bedroom apartment with heat, AC and wireless internet.
Salary can be available depending on responsibilities negotiated
with the couple. We are seeking a one year commitment. Owners
take an active role in daily operations of the inn. Please review
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and email resume with
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK 

INNKEEPER DESIRED for an historic Inn located on a scenic lake in
the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The Inn provides a variety
of accommodations including guest rooms, cottages, efficiencies
and tent sites. Innkeeping responsibilities include the
management of guest reservations, follow-up communications and
the identification and correction of the on-site structural and
property maintenance needs. The Innkeeper is welcome with a
spouse, or significant other, who may also have part-time
employment opportunities. Salary and other considerations are
negotiable and commensurate to experience and established
responsibilities. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in Austin, Texas starting
this summer. We will consider all types of housing. We have
handyman, maintenance and technical skills. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Excellent
references can be provided. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Monday, April 19, 2010

ARIZONA

YAVAPAI COUNTY is soliciting a seasonal park caretaker volunteer
from May through October at Quail Ridge Park just north of Chino
Valley. Compensation for light maintenance and security patrol
duties in exchange for trailer space and utilities for the
volunteer-provided travel trailer, 5th wheel or motor home. A
small monthly stipend to be determined based on qualifications.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest and qualifications
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, no later than May 15, 2010.

ARKANSAS

CARETAKER WANTED for a beautiful home on the White River outside
of Mountain Home, starting May 1. Need a caretaker or couple to
housesit my home. Must be non-smokers. No pets please. Caretaker
will need to pay for the utilities and maintain the yard. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER MANAGER needed for an apartment complex in Surfers
Paradise. Surfers Paradise is on the Gold Coast of Queensland and
offers an inviting beach lifestyle. Must live on-site. This is a
fantastic lifestyle position. We prefer a couple. Please send
resumes to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKERS NEEDED for an organic farm located northwest of Chico
(about 20 to 30 minutes outside of Chico). I have 14 acres, and a
cash crop of olives. This is rustic living, or you can bring your
own RV onto the farm. I need help in pruning, irrigating, and
gardening. You can view photos of my property by clicking on any
of these photos: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more details, please
call Jim at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER WANTED in Albuquerque. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
taking applications for an on-site caretaker. Experience needed
in building, grounds and mechanical maintenance. A retired person
or couple is preferred. Must provide your own mobile home.
Resume, personal references, drug test, National Crime
Information Center check, and a background check will be
required. This is a great opportunity for the right caretaker!
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

NORTH CAROLINA 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED from June 3 to 13 and then September 13 to
October 17. The housesitter will need to watch over and care for
my three dogs and one cat. For more information, please email
Nancy at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to come live at my ranch as a caretaker (way
out in the woods). I would like to trade rent for the security of
you living there. You must have some retirement income or Social
Security, as this is out in the country and there are no jobs and
you should have a travel trailer or RV to live in. You will live
for free but you must cover your own electricity. Now let me tell
why this place is so cool: we are three miles from a trophy bass
lake, we are so far out in the woods that deer run across the
place and if you like to hunt there are lots of wild turkey,
coyotes and deer as well as coons and possums. Plus there are
several team roper clubs around. The guy just west of us has the
corral and shutes and everything: really cool. There is a big
country western bar just north of us. So if you like the serenity
of country living and watching the stars come out, or the moon
rise while the hoot owls are calling - you will like this. The
ranch is twenty acres and you will have plenty of room for a
garden or to keep a couple of sheep for bar-b-queing or even a
horse! Ya hoo! If you are interested, please call Bob at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in Austin, Texas starting
this summer. We will consider all types of housing. We have
handyman, maintenance and technical skills. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Excellent
references can be provided. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED in northwestern Queensland. A caretaker couple
is wanted for a large agricultural company owned property located
approximately three hours northwest of Mt Isa. The
caretakers’ main responsibilities will be the checking of
bores and waters, checking fences, feeding and the carting of
weaners and horses. The successful applicant will also have to
maintain the housing around the property and perform general
handy man tasks. Shared work Toyota will be supplied. A single
caretaker or couples are more than welcome to apply with work
supplied for partners in the form of paid gardening and cleaning
as well as relief cooking. This position is fully kept and
accommodation is in the form of a two bedroom cottage. If
interested please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX via phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BULGARIA 

LOOKING FOR LONG-TERM HOUSESITTERS (minimum a year) in Kazanlak
region, central Bulgaria, from June 2010 onwards - to maintain
gardens and keep an eye on the houses when I am not there (seven
to eight months from September through May). There is a
possibility of running a B&B and a small campsite. General
Do-It-Yourself ability is a bonus. Internet possible for those
who work from home. A car would be recommended. No animals to
care for, although happy for you to bring yours with you.
References a must. Someone looking for self sufficient life
style, hot summers and cold winters. Please email Rachel at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

CARETAKER POSITION available at a retreat center in
Franklinville. This caretaker position is available at a 128 acre
retreat center under development on the Deep River in
Franklinville, 27 miles south of Greensboro and 60 miles west of
Raleigh. Free space to park your RV or camper in exchange for
being a presence on the land. This is a great option for retired
person(s) or someone wanting a peaceful place to spend the
summer. Beautiful scenery, trails, river, and mountain-like
topography are all here. For more details, please call Harvey at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER NEEDED. Hatfield Township is seeking a responsible
caretaker to live in the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and assume
responsibilities for routine maintenance and utility costs. The
parcel is a four acre, wooded setting, quietly tucked off Welsh
Road. The house is a historic, colonial structure, 1,351 sq. ft.
(excluding bathrooms) with three bedrooms, a brand new kitchen,
and 2.5 bathrooms. The house, maintenance and utility details can
be obtained at the Township Building or by sending a detailed
letter of interest by May 14, 2010 to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

PET COMPANION AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FAMILY PETS. Dog/Cat woman would
like to trade healthy cooking, feeding, and companionship, for a
quiet, onsite dwelling. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED. Bring yourselves a sense of adventure. An
opportunity of a lifetime exists to become caretakers on a large
property/homestead and luxury holiday accommodation 45 minutes
south of Cairns nestled in the World Heritage Mt Bellenden Ker.
This would ideally suit a couple with a varied life experience
and a love of the outdoors to undertake a range of caretaking
duties associated with maintenance and mechanical experience
including, electrical, carpentry landscaping, gardening,
housekeeping and operating heavy machinery. For further
information about the position description, please contact Sharon
by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

WE ARE SEEKING THAT UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL who really enjoys being a
“homebody” and giving attentive care to our home and
animals as if it were their own. We prefer a mature, single,
non-smoking woman who loves nature and animals to care for our
two older thoroughbreds, our dog and our garden at a beautiful,
10-acre home in Alamo. Main duties include feeding, blanketing,
turn out, stall and barn cleaning, and some lite gardening.
Approximately 35/40 hours per week. In addition to a salary, a
charming one-bedroom cottage is provided including all utilities,
garbage and basic cable. Long-term commitment. Horse experience
and reliable vehicle is required. Must be detail oriented,
comfortable working with others and taking direction. We have no
room for any additional horses or children. Please email or fax
your resume, references and horse experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in western North Carolina from July 23 -
October 30, 2010. The housesitter must watch over my two dogs,
three cats, six chickens, pool, and garden. Need someone who
loves mountains, the outdoors, pets, gardening, and hiking.
Please email John at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PANAMA

INN KEEPERS WANTED in the Pearl Islands, Panama. Ever dream about
living and working on a beautiful Tropical Island in an exotic
location? Well this could be your chance! The Perla Real Inn
(eight rooms) located on Contadora Island, Republic of Panama, is
seeking an experienced person or couple for onsite day to day
operations. Hospitality/tourism experience is a must and having
spent time in Latin America is a plus. Ideal candidates are
positive and outgoing; willing to help guests whenever and
wherever. Honest, well organized, detail oriented, superior
communication and problem solving skills. Respectful of the
owners established business policies, self motivated. The
position requirements are: basic Spanish/English, management of
the housekeeping staff, basic computer skills, email, accounting
software, Microsoft Excel, light maintenance/handyman skills,
mechanical skills a plus (golf carts), light physical
activity/lifting, a clean and well groomed appearance, ability to
operate a stick shift truck, and a six month minimum commitment.
The compensation package includes $800 a month for a couple (two
people) or $600 for an individual (one person), a one bedroom
accommodation with access to outdoor cooking and restaurant area,
in room cable TV, AC, small fridge, a computer/internet access
from the office, and daily breakfast. The manager(s) will be
responsible for all travel costs associated with the position.
The start date is mid-May. Please email (only) your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, April 12, 2010

CALIFORNIA

RANCH CARETAKER needed in Cayucos (near Morro Bay, and San Luis
Obispo). A single person is preferred, can have a dog, and prefer
applicants who have an outside income. A small apartment on a
pretty California Central Coast ranch will be provided, with
utilities (not phone), no salary, in exchange for part time ranch
duties, including weed abatement around the orchard and
buildings, light maintenance and repair, and other miscellaneous
caretaking duties. Must be familiar with and able to maintain
weeding equipment, and must have the initiative to get things
done. You will also be responsible for watering and pet care when
the owners are gone. This is a long-term position, with about 15
– 20 hours of work per week. Please email a cover letter
mentioning your experience, and references, to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED for 2.5 months in the Northern Sierras,
starting 06/11/2010. Need a caretaker to be of assistance on 37
acres. Must be a non-smoker/drinker/drug user. May have a dog or
cat. Excellent references and a credit check will be required. I
expect the best but am easy to work with! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

HUSBAND/WIFE CARETAKER TEAM NEEDED for three properties located
within a 40 mile radius in the Cypress, Texas area. Primary
residence consisting of 7,000 square feet and six acres, office
and shop campus of 3.5 acres and 4,000 square foot weekend home.
Accommodations for caretaker include a newly renovated two story
cabin. Utilities and mobile phone will be paid. Salary and
benefits negotiable. Full-time position. Must have reliable
transportation. Will be busy in summer months when grass is
growing and weekend house is used. Quite a bit of leisure time in
the winter. Please fax resumes and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE is seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in Austin, Texas starting
this summer. We will consider all types of housing. We have
handyman, maintenance and technical skills. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Excellent
references can be provided. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Friday, April 9, 2010

AUSTRALIA 

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN required for a property in Ilford. Ilford is a
small town in New South Wales. Work here for three days per week
in return for a cottage, meat and eggs. Other work is also
available. This position would be very suitable for a couple.
Please apply in writing to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CANADA

RESIDENT CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER/ADMINISTRATION position
available. The position includes year round duties and
responsibilities associated with the position of a resident
caretaker for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX commencing as soon as
possible. Duties include: host/rental agent, commercial vendor
bookings, custodial duties, maintenance and repairs of buildings
and equipment, grounds maintenance including irrigation, mowing
and weeding, project work, and construction and repair of
facility and buildings. The successful candidate must possess
some computer and office organizational skills, and be proficient
at dealing with the public. Must reside in the residence of the
Fair Grounds - no dogs permitted on grounds. Being mechanically
inclined would be an asset. Applications from couples or
individuals will be considered. Please send resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Canada.

MASSACHUSETTS

PRIVATE CONSERVED 1,700 ACRE ISLAND off Cape Cod needs an
experienced individual (couples encouraged) for year round island
care and maintenance. Duties include operation of the boat,
maintenance of buildings, farm equipment, brush clearing and land
and light management of sea shore. Strong mechanical skills
(repair of engines and farm equipment) are desirable. Experience
with farm animals and cattle a plus. Applicant must love pristine
setting and enjoy being on their own for extended periods of
time. Summer months are busy; winter schedule is light and
flexible. This can also be an ideal job for change of direction
of successful and responsible professional with track record of
learning and a love of nature. Position includes salary,
vacation, health insurance and retirement package, lovely farm
house – all utilities, plus boat and mainland vehicle.
Interested applicants should send resume to Malcolm Davidson,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Applications by email should include “Caretaker” in
the subject line.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Young, experienced professional couple seeking a long-term
housesitting or caretaking position in Austin, Texas starting
this summer. Will consider all types of housing. We have
handyman, maintenance and technical skills. We have experience
with hospitality, pet care, gardening and landscaping. Excellent
references can be provided. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

ENGLAND 

THE TRUSTEES of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX invite applications for
the posts of Estate Manager and Housekeeper at the beautiful
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Castle, close to the Wealden village of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We seek an enthusiastic couple to join an
established team. The successful candidates will help manage
day-to-day operations throughout the year, inside and out, as
well as supporting the growing number of events hosted at the
Castle, including weddings, conferences and concerts. You will
both have strong communications skills and be natural team
players, willing to use your considerable initiative and
flexibility to achieve a wide range of both physical and
administrative tasks around the Castle. Onsite accommodation is
provided for your role, as an important element is to assist in
protecting our beautiful collections. Candidates wishing to apply
should forward their resumes with a personal statement outlining
their suitability for these posts to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, UK.
The closing date for applications 16th April 2010.

OREGON

YOUR SANCTUARY IN NATURE. We welcome you, caretaker(s) who love
the land, respect the Earth, preferably with earth and/or goddess
or reality-based spirituality. This is ideal for artists or
writers who enjoy physical work and interacting with animals. We
have nine goats, a dog, and a cat. What we need are
conscientious, self-motivated, self-reliant people with good
social skills and personal boundaries, who will take responsible
care while we are here and while we are traveling. You are
healthy, physically hardy, non-smoker(s)/non-substance
abusers(s). You are as enthusiastic as we are about developing
our 15 acres of forest, pasture, creek and pond into a
self-sufficient, eventually into an off-the-grid home sanctuary.
We offer a private place to live (our fifth wheel or place for
your RV) including water, electricity and satellite internet
connection in exchange for 15 hours/week work. We also have a
small car available (you insure, A/C not working). You will also
have recreational/studio use of 20’ x 40’ cabin with
open view of meadow, sky and mountains. Basic tasks, all of which
we can teach you, include such things as assisting with fence
building and repair, feeding (possibly milking) goats, simple
carpentry, land clean-up (slash), gardening, etc. You will need a
source of income for your personal expenses and for food, some of
which you can grow in our (to be built and you will help us)
organic garden and green house. We are located in southern Oregon
- Sunny Valley/Wolf Creek, the nearest sizeable town is Grants
Pass, ½ hour drive away. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

If you have VACANT PROPERTY in FLORIDA … Avoid the stigma
associated with a piece of property that has been on the market
for a long time but has not sold. Hire me as your Residential
Manager/Caretaker to occupy and stage your property for quick
sale.
Services Include:
- Keeping the property spotless/while giving it a lived in look
- Preparing the property for a showing by giving the property the
right feel (for homes we bake cookies, light candles, set tables,
etc.) in order to help the buyer picture themselves owning your
property. I create the proper atmosphere that will motivate the
seller to BUY.
- Maintain the property and grounds
- Provide security so potential intruders see activity on the
property
- Interface with realtors, maintenance workers, contractors and
employees per your instructions. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
discuss your property. 

EXPERIENCED MANAGER/CAREGIVER/SITTER seeks a position in a
relaxed, informal atmosphere. Single, mature Christian woman.
Frequently held two jobs; much experience can be carried into new
job. Caregiver to elderly, mentally retarded, and animals.
Managed rental property, small businesses (mobile home park,
motel, housing, stores), households (elderly and adult foster
care). Performed simple repairs, minor remodeling, landscaping,
and small pasture care. Oversaw larger projects. Desire to care
for secondary/vacation property. Exchange for housing, utilities,
and a small weekly stipend. Will consider other offers. Prefer a
rural setting; consider urban. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, April 5, 2010

AUSTRALIA 

CARETAKER/GROUNDSMAN required for a horse property in the Logan
area of Brisbane. Free accommodation (including utilities) for
only 15 hours work per week. Accommodation is a comfortable, self
contained, one bedroom bungalow, with own yard. We prefer someone
with handyman and mechanical skills, also mowing (ride on or
slasher), some occasional fencing, and the maintenance of outside
areas. If you are a responsible mature person able to work
unsupervised and have the above skills, please reply to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CALIFORNIA

HELP NEEDED IMMEDIATELY with all aspects of a remote
homestead/organic farm on the scenic Northern California Coast.
Garden, orchard, animals, and alternative energy. Tasks include:
marketing, bookkeeping, maintenance, gardening, animal care,
cooking, housekeeping, managing volunteers. Must have people
skills, interest in sustainable living, experience with off-grid
living, horses, gardening, carpentry. Owners away frequently.
Room/board (shared house or primitive cabin) for part-time work.
No smoking/drugs. Minimum commitment May through September.
Longer term preferred. Land and business partnership opportunity
for the right people. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER/MAINTENANCE COUPLE needed for a large home
in the beautiful town of Oak Glen, CA, starting 4/15/2010.
Looking for an active retired couple to assist, maintain, and
clean a large home. The position will include laundry, cleaning,
yard maintenance, landscaping, repairs, errands, some cooking,
and caring for animals. Living arrangements include a separate
brand new two bedroom/two bath apartment, plus salary. Must have
own transportation, non smoking, no children, speak English, and
like animals. Looking for a long-term couple. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

CARETAKER NEEDED for a horse farm in the Lancaster area. Must be
a reliable, hard working individual experienced with horses and
all aspects of their care. Duties include daily morning/evening
animal feeding, stall cleaning, maintaining grounds/barn and
other duties as assigned. Salary includes onsite living
arrangements. We are a drug and smoke free workplace. Backgrounds
will be checked. Please mail resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Gentleman (56) is ready for long-term property sitting. Remote
locations considered also. He is mature, conscientious, enjoys
writing, but his primary thought is the safety, cleanliness,
security and upkeep of your property and takes the responsibility
seriously. He's not ready to volunteer time but is flexible about
compensation. Organic gardening space is a plus, since he grows
most of his food. If you desire more confidence and less worry
about your decision, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between
9:30 and 2:30 (Eastern).

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CANADA

WANTED – A LIVE-IN RETIRED COUPLE to care for our home and
large grounds in the country for one permanent resident plus
three B&B rooms. Living accommodations and some compensation
provided. Must be a legal resident of Canada. We are located near
Lake Scugog in Port Perry, ON. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN OLDER COUPLE to help at our Durango estate
in a permanent live-in situation. Duties to include irrigation,
lawn care, fence care, light horse care, etc. In a perfect
situation we would also prefer childcare and house cleaning from
the spouse. A couple is preferred. Non-smoking is a must. No
children. Salary is provided and a beautiful place to live. This
is an incredible opportunity for the right couple. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA 

HOUSESITTING COUPLE needed in Limon from April 15th up to
September 14th. We need a couple for three months or more to
replace me in my house in Costa Rica. If you are interested,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a janitor or custodian or
caretaker who will take care of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a
historical building near Pisa (San Giuliano Terme - Italy) with a
resort inside. You can be English or French speaking. We will
provide free flat living accommodations inside. An Italian
employment contract is required, so we can only accept a European
applicant. Applicants should send their resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IRELAND 

YOUR OWN COTTAGE is available for you on a small farm in Ireland.
Croan Cottages are looking for a resident caretaker in a rural
setting near Dunamaggan for about three months. We have two
short-term opportunities available, from April through June and
September/October 2010. We're looking for some help in running
our cottages and gardens and are interested in hearing from
anyone interested in a work/accommodation exchange. Please note
this is an accommodation for services exchange. There is no
salary for these positions. Please email us to tell us a little
about yourself and we can take it from there:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND NEEDED. Vallecitos Mountain Ranch, a
nonprofit conference and retreat center in northern New Mexico,
seeks a ranch hand and assistant from May through October. This
is a remote and isolated area. Must live full-time at the ranch.
Meals, lodging and monthly stipend are provided. Daily chores,
outdoor ranch work, help run retreats, and caretaking between
retreats. Applicant must be motivated and in good physical
health. Valid driver’s license is required. Sorry, no dogs.
For more information, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced Professional French American yogini, 55,
Companion/Life Coach graduate, Certified Massage therapist (in
Los Angeles since 1989), retreat co-leader On the Buddha Path,
seeking position as caretaker or property-house manager for a
B&B or SPA Retreat Spiritual Resort. French tutor, Dual
Nationalities French/US, loves cooking, pets, people, and kids. I
have an Entrepreneurial Spirit, Club Med Reception/Secretary
excursions, House Manager experience, honest,
discreet/entertaining, dedication to perfection, and take pride
in my work. Long-term housesitting and people spiritual needs or
travel companion and animal care welcome. Now ending facilitating
Tantra Yoga Meditation retreat in Central America, and am
available to relocate. I am flexible geographically. Warm
desirable location with income. Thank you. Please
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, March 29, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE for a mature couple, no smoking,
children, pets, or drugs. Daily housekeeping required. Repair
skills (a must), including gardening, landscaping, and general
maintenance. Large vegetable garden and small flock of chickens
to be tended. Vineyard experience desirable. 17 hours a week - 9
inside and 8 outside – in exchange for a lovely private
guest house, two bedroom, two bath, laundry and storage. Vineyard
views of the Valley of the Moon. Occasional trips to the San
Francisco airport. Please submit your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCHOOL DISTRICT FARM needs a caretaker. Enjoy rural living with
the convenience of being in town in the Vallejo area. This five
acre property has a remodeled mobile home for you to live in, in
exchange for being responsible for caring for the animals seven
evenings per week and weekend mornings and any other time the
Farm day staff is not working. You will also maintain security of
the property. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

CARETAKER NEEDED for six months or more, starting 5/1/2010 for a
hacienda, grounds, and one wonderful dog. Aurora is an estate
property just outside Alamos, one of Mexico's Magic Cities. The
hacienda is built on the grounds of an ancient tequila factory.
There is a large hacienda home, out buildings, gardens, and
dozens of 200-year-old mesquites on about 10 acres at the
intersection of two arroyos. Alamos, an old colonial silver
mining town with fabulous architecture, is within walking
distance. We are looking for someone to reside there starting in
May to care for the property and our wonderful dog, Bella. Duties
are light. There is a full time gardener. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a resident caretaker for a
historical property. The caretaker must have general building
operations knowledge and be in good physical condition. The
caretaker will assume responsibility for building emergencies
when the office is closed. The City will conduct a background
investigation. The caretaker receives free lodging, but no
monetary compensation. The caretaker is responsible for all
utilities plus the repair and upkeep of the interior of the
residence. To apply, please mail your resume and other
information you want considered to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by April
13, 2010.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced Professional French American yogini, 55,
Companion/Life Coach graduate, Certified Massage therapist (in
Los Angeles since 1989), retreat co-leader On the Buddha Path,
seeking position as caretaker or property-house manager for a
B&B or SPA Retreat Spiritual Resort. French tutor, Dual
Nationalities French/US, loves cooking, pets, people, and kids. I
have an Entrepreneurial Spirit, Club Med Reception/Secretary
excursions, House Manager experience, honest,
discreet/entertaining, dedication to perfection, and take pride
in my work. Long-term housesitting and people spiritual needs or
travel companion and animal care welcome. Now ending facilitating
Tantra Yoga Meditation retreat in Central America, and am
available to relocate. I am flexible geographically. Warm
desirable location with income. Thank you. Please Skype
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

COLORADO 

RESPONSIBLE, HONEST, SINGLE/COUPLE needed to park your RV or
travel trailer on our acreage with full hookups, in exchange for:
security, light home and landscape maintenance on the property.
Needed May through October (negotiable) possibly year round while
we are away. Spectacular views of the San Juan Mountain range,
privacy, quiet country setting only two miles from Montrose,
Colorado. Also, The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is
our backyard. A garden area with automatic irrigation is
available. No smoking/drugs. Pet negotiable. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

WANT A QUIET LIFE on a horse farm? Semi-retired, work two or
three hours per day (compensated). Live in a furnished, three
bedroom, two bath, modern 900 sq. ft. cabin, for free. You should
be self-sufficient with an outside income and insurance.
References are required. We are located northwest of Augusta, GA.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

CAMPGROUND CARETAKER needed for the 2010 summer season from April
22 to October 31, 2010. The applicant must be able to stay at the
campground for the summer and supply your own camper. Camping
experience, working well with the public, and good work ethics
are a must. Job duties will consist of registering campers,
maintaining grounds and cleaning bathhouses. Salary is $1,100 a
month. You must undergo drug screening and undergo a reference or
security check. Please mail resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The
deadline is March 31, 2010.
 
SPAIN 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. We are looking for a single person or a
couple for a finca in Andalucia, Sorbas, Mojacar with a swimming
pool. The housesitter(s) must be dog lovers. Must be non-smokers
and very clean. The time period is negotiable, but there is a
possibility for longer time periods. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, March 22, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKERS POSITION AVAILABLE. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a
motivated couple to join the team. At XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, we
are a highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard working young team
and would love someone with the same qualities to join us. The
role entails cleaning of amenities and cabins daily and keeping
the facilities and grounds at the highest standard of cleanliness
and working order. You must be flexible in all areas of this job
as we strive as a team to bring our guests the best possible
customer service. This position is a live-in position (two
bedroom unit supplied) that requires you to be on site when on
duty. This job is a great opportunity for the right person. Wages
are $32,000 each including unit and utilities. If you would love
to join the team please forward resumes to The Manager,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CALIFORNIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located at 7,800’ in the scenic high
sierras seeks a motivated, “Do It All” employee.
Applicant should be willing to work in all aspects of resort
operation including maintenance, housekeeping, reservations,
store and restaurant. Proficient in electrical, plumbing and
carpentry, experience with diesel generators, solar and heavy
equipment a plus. Good customer service skills are essential for
this position. Applicant should be an outdoor enthusiast who
loves to hike, fish, kayak, ski and snowshoe. Salary depends on
experience and includes lodging. Please send resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for an animal rescue organization.
Applicant must be an animal lover, and will be expected to
feed/walk/clean dogs twice a day and care for the
organization’s cats six days a week normally, and all days
while the owner is away (including some holidays). Located in the
Florida Panhandle near beautiful beaches. Lodging offered in
private detached one bedroom/one bath house on the property.
Vehicle use, lodging and utilities included as compensation; gas
and food are not included. Applicant may hold an additional
part-time job if desired. For details please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the beautiful North Carolina mountains from
April to August 2010. Need a couple, husband and wife, to live in
fully furnished basement (complete with everything) to help with
light gardening, yard work and home repairs with my 4-year-old
house. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

PROFESSIONAL HOUSEKEEPER with childcare duties needed in
Covesville, VA (near Charlottesville). A separate large guest
house (2,500 sq. feet) is available for the Housekeeper to
"Live-in" if desired. The family is very nice, casual,
and laid back. Seeking an experienced professional housekeeper
(need five years plus of experience and references in finer
homes), with lots of energy, grounded, happy, who speaks
excellent English, ideally educated and loves working in private
homes around children and animals. Compensation based on
experience and references. Excellent benefits available. Please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for complete information on position
including job description and to apply.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Need a Mature, Reliable, Honest House-Sitter? Responsible,
employed, single professional woman would like to house-sit your
home in the Littleton/Morrison/Centennial/Lone
Tree/Sedalia/Castle Rock area of Colorado, or as far north as
University of Denver. My own home is located 65 miles from my
job, and I seek to shorten the commute without selling my home.
If you have an empty house that needs security, if you travel
extensively and would like an on-site presence, or if you are on
sabbatical and don’t want to sell your Colorado home,
perhaps we could help each other. Either furnished or unfurnished
would work, and I’m open to discussing term (length of
time). I have five years’ property management and
house-sitting experience plus many more managing vendors. I also
provide TLC to your plants, pets, mail-forwarding, etc. as needs
dictate. I live a low-key, clean, quiet lifestyle and would be
highly protective of your privacy and property. Stellar
references available; very willing to undergo a background check
if desired. If seriously interested, please contact Sue at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, March 18, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/INNKEEPER/LAND STEWARD needed in Boonville, CA.
Responsible, mature and reliable person(s) sought to live on-site
at ranch property in Anderson Valley, Mendocino County.
Responsibilities include start-up inn-keeping for a freshly
renovated, 4-bedroom inn, and maintenance/care of facilities and
property. Seeking applicants with interest/experience in
permaculture and/or ecological and watershed restoration.
Opportunity for interested and capable applicants to plan and
implement a sustainable farm. Open to one - two adults, children
welcome. Salary commensurate with experience. Seeking to fill
position by April 15, 2010 with move to property by May 1, 2010.
Please email a resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

TRADE HOUSE for chores and organic farming in the Blanco, TX
area. We are looking for an individual or couple to help us
create a sustainable farm. We have goats and chickens that need
to be fed daily, and a chicken coop cleaned as needed. The ideal
candidate would want to help us start with organically growing
produce and be willing to go to the Farmer's market weekly for a
portion of the proceeds. We have all of the necessary equipment,
tractor, tiller, drip irrigation system. Also, must be willing to
milk (two goats maximum) once a week. The property is rural, a
mile off of the asphalt, but a good road. The town is about 10
minutes away. You would be living on 25 acres by yourself.
Eventually we would like to build a few cabins to rent out
nightly or on a weekly basis. The property is in need of
landscaping and development but has rolling hills, and a lot of
oak trees. Would like to have someone who would like to develop
the property for agri-tourism. You would be living in a new two
bedroom house and have access to a workshop. Will trade house for
chores and approximately 12 hours of work per week. We will pay
for additional work hours. You need to be a self starter and
require minimal supervision. Please email a message why you feel
this is right for you to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Dedicated Caretaker available. Will provide respect for your land
and situation. Experienced, responsible, and mature: Professional
Gardener skilled in all gardening design, plants, and stone work.
Nurturing petsitter, Personal Assistant, Compassionate and
knowledgeable with excellent and stellar references available.
You will have no worries while you travel or whatever your needs
are. I am educated and trustworthy and open to all possibilities
- Europe, Ireland and the east coast of the states. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

AUSTRALIA

SINGLE CARETAKER required for a large property in the Mount
Macedon area. The small township of Mount Macedon lies part way
up the mountain of the same name, located between the town of
Macedon at the base and the actual mountain peak which soars to a
height of just over 1,000 meters above sea level. A cottage will
be provided for the caretaker in a beautiful garden setting.
Assistance in the garden and/or house preferred. Applications
need to be in writing, and mailed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Australia.

CALIFORNIA 

COOK/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE needed. We're looking for a pleasant
couple (male/female or female/female) to work as a team catering
to four to eight guests daily at our remote mountain lodge in
northeastern California. The employment is seasonal (May to
October). County food safety certification, and personal and
employment references are required. Prevailing wages and a
lovely, furnished, two bedroom (on-site) apartment is included.
Please email us for full job descriptions: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Wellfleet on Cape Cod starting May 1
through June 30. We are an environmentally concerned family with
a beautiful home on two acres. Need a housesitter with some
experience in lawn care, and gardening. We also have a cat that
will need to be cared for. So we are looking for a housesitter
who can cut the lawn, and take care of our home and cat.
References required. No smokers. Please email your reason of
interest in housesitting here and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

WE NEED A HOUSE SITTER for our home in the Town of Culpeper from
June 1 to August 31, 2010. We will be in Europe and need a
trustworthy housesitter to watch over our house and pets, and
clean the pool. If you are interested, you will need your own
car, demonstrate a love for pets, and provide at least four
checkable references. After we check references, we would like to
meet and have you stay here for one weekend in May, to ensure
compatibility with our three dogs and two cats. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Dedicated Caretaker available. Will provide respect for your land
and situation. Experienced, responsible, and mature: Professional
Gardener skilled in all gardening design, plants, and stone work.
Nurturing petsitter, Personal Assistant, Compassionate and
knowledgeable with excellent and stellar references available.
You will have no worries while you travel or whatever your needs
are. I am educated and trustworthy and open to all possibilities
- Europe, Ireland and the east coast of the states. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GEORGIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 10 acre private horse farm, 80
miles east of Atlanta. The job is well suited for a mature, fit,
early retired couple looking for additional income. Property is
in a well kept gated community fronting on Lake Oconee. Duties
include handling and upkeep of horses and other pets, maintaining
a small barn, yard work including lawns and flower gardens, using
equipment like a tractor and pressure washer and being a general
handy-man. Accommodation provided is a one bedroom fully
furnished apartment with balcony overlooking pastures and lake.
Utilities are included plus salary. We are looking for a long
term arrangement. Reliability and honesty are essential and
experience in all aspects of the job is required. References are
needed. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

CARETAKER(S) WANTED for property with two homes (one home is a
rental) near Cameron, MT. Responsible for cleaning, gardening,
home maintenance and repairs. Light equipment and/or equine
experience are a plus. On site housing is available. Would
consider a couple. The area is remote. Caretaker(s) must like the
outdoors, wild animals and solitude. Please email your
experience, references, salary and housing requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

My husband and I, a teacher and a social worker, have at least
three months this summer to care for your home, pets and garden
in Kauai, Hawaii. We are responsible and have a solid work ethic.
We vacationed to Kauai last year and fell in love with this
beautiful island. We would love to free ourselves of Southern CA
smog this summer while taking care of all of the needs of your
Kauai home. I am 35 and my husband will soon be 40 years old. We
are mature and dependable. Please email me if you have or know of
such an opportunity for us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

PET/LIVESTOCK/PROPERTY CARE: Responsible, middle-aged lesbian
couple seeking caretaker position in the SOUTHEAST, preferably in
the ASHEVILLE, NC area, currently caretaking a farm in PA.
We’ll take loving care of your property, animals, and
plants. Interested in animal care and light maintenance/security
of property or working with healing center/camp. Committed to
sustainable, compassionate way of life. Experience in animal/farm
care, massage therapy, business consulting, psychotherapy,
photography, wilderness guidance, gardening, camp work, community
living and more! Excellent references. Can begin May/June 2010.
Please contact Carla at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, March 15, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER MANAGER needed. A reliable, confident experienced
maintenance person is required to perform the services needed to
successfully manage the permanent management rights complex,
located centrally on the Gold Coast. Duties include: general
maintenance on individual units, maintenance on common property,
extensive lawn and garden maintenance and responsible for the
complex swimming pool. An attractive salary package includes
onsite manager’s residence and company utility. Genuine
people need only apply. Please mail your resume to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia. Applications close this Friday
March 19th.

CALIFORNIA

SEEKING A SKILLED, COMPASSIONATE, QUIET COUPLE for part-time help
in caring for an elderly gentleman and grounds in Shasta County.
Nursing experience is beneficial. The patient is very alert and
can communicate, but is not ambulatory. His wife of 70 years is
in dire need of help. Duties include assisting with transfers
from bed to wheelchair or commode, and possibly acting briefly as
a companion or running an occasional errand. Mowing and watering
a park-like two acre property with groomed woods and many
azaleas, rhododendrons, ferns, etc. Garden expertise is helpful;
drip irrigation and spring-fed water system, and John Deere
riding mower. Snow removal is necessary on occasion. A small
Ariens tractor with snow blade is available, but must be strong
enough to get out and shovel walks when necessary. A one-bedroom
separate house is provided, with a separate garage, a large
studio/hobby/workshop area, and a private yard/garden space.
House is unfurnished except for appliances. On a paved road, 45
minutes from Redding. Absolutely no smoking, drinking, or drugs.
References are required. We prefer a retired or semi-retired
couple with a separate source of income, as the part-time work is
in exchange for housing. A quiet pet is negotiable. A couple with
a travel trailer might be negotiated, as a covered parking space
with hookups is available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

LEXINGTON HEIGHTS APARTMENTS CARETAKER needed in Mendota Heights.
Must have at least one year of caretaking experience, be detail
oriented, and self motivated. Duties include daily cleaning of
the Clubhouse and apartment turnovers. Caretaker must live on
site. To apply, please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Geologist, retired after 30 years with FS. Active 62-year-old
female in good health and highly professional, seeking a
nonpaying position for housekeep, ground maintenance, gardening,
animal care (experience with stock), security, some cooking or
similar. Need only small cabin. Am experienced in rustic living,
no power etc. chopping wood, once a month shopping etc. Prefer
mostly quiet, solitude, and privacy. Activities including,
hiking, birding, sewing. Reading, drawing and gardening.
Non-smoker, no drugs and minimal drinking. I have a well mannered
old border collie and two cats. References. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Fifty Nine year old man looking to take care for you. I am
skilled at helping people with handicaps. I cook, am very clean,
liking to keep my surroundings in proper order. I sing, play
guitar, Johnny Cash being my forte. I am very reasonable and will
give you good service because I have a servants Heart. I know how
to handle pets all kinds. They have their own language. I have my
own source of income. I would do this as service to the Lord.
Give me a call and I promise you will not be disappointed. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Experienced Professional French American Couple, Retreat leaders
On The Buddha Path, seeking caretaking, Property-House
management, B&B, SPA Resorts, Luce: French native Dual
Nationalities loves cooking, pets, Certified Massage therapist in
Los Angeles since 1989, Life Coach Graduate, Entrepreneurial
Spirit, Club Med Reception, Secretary excursions House Manager
experience. Mike: Maintenance, Construction, Heavy equipment,
House Commercial Painting crew manager, Musician and writer.
Both: honest, discreet/entertaining, dedication, take pride in
our work. Long term house- sitting and animal care welcome. Now
ending facilitating Tantra Yoga Meditation retreat in Central
America, available to relocate, flexible geographically. Thank
you. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, March 12, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE wanted for a large lake property
in the Santa Margarita area. A hard working, mature and
responsible couple with previous caretaker experience is desired.
A mobile home is provided and a small monthly salary.
Responsibilities include maintenance of property, housekeeping,
plumbing repairs, irrigation, basic carpentry, maintaining
irrigation system, weeding and keeping property secure. Must be
healthy and able to operate weedwacker, chainsaw, blower and
perform handyperson duties. Please send your resume and
references to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOWA

COUPLE NEEDED to run a small Inn in Iowa. This Inn is located in
a university town with established cliental. We are looking for
couple with a minimum of one year experience running a B&B or
small Inn. You will be running the whole show, from cooking
breakfast to housekeeping to reservations as well as managing
temporary staff. Compensation package includes salary, insurance
and apartment. Need to be people friendly, outgoing and self
starter with excellent work ethic along with professional
composure. Please send resume, cover letter and at least three
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

WE SEEK A COUPLE to caretake our property near Hood River, OR,
starting May 1. Responsibilities include mowing, weed-eating
gardening, and caring for our pets when we travel. This position
will be a trade: Fourteen hours of labor per week in exchange for
rent and utilities in a separate house on the property. Please
send resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced Professional Woman seeking caretakers/personal
assistant position in the San Francisco Bay Area. Health
conscious, and immaculate with a warm and friendly disposition.
Loves children, pets, entertaining and well organized. Self
employed since 1977 with an entrepreneurial spirit. Have a keen
ability to understand people’s needs and take
responsibilities seriously. Resume, references and personal photo
available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/GARDENER needed. This is a long-term position. A
pensioner couple is required for the Winton district (located in
the rural western region of Queensland), to caretake a house and
garden, with some station duties. A furnished and air conditioned
house will be provided, along with keep and a small wage.
Position to start April 30th 2010. Please reply to The Manager,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

FLORIDA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for landscaping and caring for animals
in the southwestern Florida area. The caretaker will need to tend
to our animals and home, and have landscape/horticultural
experience, love of outdoors, and be good with working with your
hands. Should be an independent worker, self-starter, non smoker,
with a valid driver’s license. Must speak and be able to
communicate in English in exchange for free housing (private two
bedroom/one bath cottage located on the property) and salary.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in April in the South of France near to
Montpellier. The housesitter will be responsible in watching over
my home and two cats. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED near Baltimore. Full-time experienced live-in
Housekeeper needed. We prefer a single woman who is in good
health. Must be well organized and tidy in all areas of cleaning
and maintaining a home. Must like dogs, be flexible with hours,
and able to drive. No smoking, no drinking. Salary and living
accommodations provided. Must have excellent references. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

ASSISTANT GROUNDS CARETAKER needed in the Amarillo area. Must be
dependable, with farm equipment operation experience, and be able
to do wildlife and ranch headquarters’ yard/maintenance
work. Housing provided. Please email your resume and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ranch caretaker needs a new job on a ranch. My old job petered
out. I prefer an absentee landowner in New Mexico, Arizona, or
Tennessee, but will go to other states as well. Need a small
salary. You will not be disappointed with me. Can provide
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER needed for a 160 acre, off grid ranch starting in April
or May. Must be a non-smoker, dependable and clean. The property
lies at the base of Sequoia Park and Mineral King. Duties
include: pasture irrigation, mowing, dirt road and barbwire fence
maintenance (Ten head of cattle do most of the mowing). Basic
knowledge of plumbing and electrical (solar/P.V.) systems a plus.
Included are a monthly stipend and caretaker cabin with wood
heat, propane stove, small refrigerator and bathroom. To apply
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for a large land/habitat preservation
ranch in the Sierra foothills above Chico, CA. Looking for
someone with general ranch experience including irrigation,
farming and farm equipment, general
plumbing/mechanical/structural maintenance. Wildfire prevention
experience a plus. A couple is preferred. A comfortable
two-bedroom home in a picturesque foothill canyon with miles of
year-round creeks, will be provided. This is a full-time
commitment. Please email references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND

CAREGIVER needed in Baltimore's beautiful surroundings. This is a
live in position. We need someone with some nursing background to
take care of a gentleman's personal needs and drive him to
appointments. This individual should be healthy, loving, no
smoking, and no drinking, willing to work flexible hours. Living
accommodations and salary provided. Must have excellent
references. Please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

GROUNDSKEEPER/CARETAKER NEEDED. Will have complete responsibility
for grounds, residence, and out buildings for a 24 acre horse
farm in Bedminster, Somerset County, NJ. A qualified individual
will have 5+ years of relevant experience, good English skills,
verifiable references, a clean driver’s license and
willingness to undergo a background check. This is a non-smoking
position/property. Duties include, but are not limited to: lawn,
garden, paddock and patio maintenance, general maintenance of
residence, barn and other out buildings, fence maintenance,
weekly pool maintenance, driving as needed, maintenance of farm
equipment, pet care, special projects as assigned, and the care
of 2-4 trail horses. This position includes a salary based upon
experience, housing and other benefits. Available April 1,
housing available June 1, 2010. Couples will be considered if
spouse/partner is qualified as a housekeeper. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Professional Property/Facility/Estate Manager available. A
complete professional is looking to secure a long-term position
utilizing 30+ years of successful experience in:
project/facility/construction/staff management, on-time/on-budget
management history, contract negotiation and vendor
administration, multiple project and property, coordination,
thorough experience in all trades and related light and heavy
equipment care and operation. Have a documented history of
honesty, discretion, dedication to employers, and a need to take
pride in our work. My wife and I are flexible geographically. A
resume including our reference list is available upon request.
Please contact Allen and Dianne by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or emailing us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXto discuss your property
needs. You will not be disappointed in us as we will be an asset
to your property needs.

Monday, March 8, 2010

BELIZE 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for three or four weeks in Punta Gorda in far
southern Belize, starting the 2nd half of May. I have a two
story, two apartment house. The owner is the only occupant. The
house is on a creek estuary, 200 feet from the Sea. It’s a
short walk to restaurants, market, and stores. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Country living near Los Gatos. Full-time
experienced live-in Housekeeper, prefer a single woman who is in
good health. Must be well organized and tidy in all areas of
cleaning and maintaining a home. Must like dogs and cats and be
flexible with hours. No smoking, moderate drinking. Salary and
separate living accommodations and utilities provided. Must have
excellent references. Please email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER WANTED in London from March 24th to April 6th. I am
looking for a responsible pet lover to look after our very
affectionate boxer-lab cross while we are away. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
NEW MEXICO

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in beautiful, peaceful northeastern New
Mexico on a remote, working cattle ranch. Sustainable lifestyle,
organic produce, fresh stuff: eggs, milk, well water, clean air,
furnished detached studio apartment, DSL, utilities, and
satellite TV are provided. You would be responsible for the care
of an elderly man who uses a Hoveround power chair, for 20 hours
per week. He needs assistance with use of bathroom lift, meals,
bathing and dressing. I do most of the physical care, but need
back-up for town trips and respite time. In addition, there are
minor farm chores, such as feeding animals, gardening. No drugs,
alcohol or smoking. A small indoor pet is OK. Modest stipend
provided. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in a Valencia villa with pool from June
through August 2010. We need someone to housesit for three months
this summer. We do have a cat to be cared for. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Professional Property/Facility/Estate Manager available. A
complete professional is looking to secure a long-term position
utilizing 30+ years of successful experience in:
project/facility/construction/staff management, on-time/on-budget
management history, contract negotiation and vendor
administration, multiple project and property, coordination,
thorough experience in all trades and related light and heavy
equipment care and operation. Have a documented history of
honesty, discretion, dedication to employers, and a need to take
pride in our work. My wife and I are flexible geographically. A
resume including our reference list is available upon request.
Please contact Allen and Dianne by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or emailing us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXto discuss your property
needs. You will not be disappointed in us as we will be an asset
to your property needs.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

CALIFORNIA 

A BUDDHIST CENTER in Northern California is seeking an
experienced organic vegetable gardener for new one acre plots for
our community kitchens and Retreat Center. This work-study
volunteer position includes accommodations, vegetarian meals, and
a small living allowance of approximately $150 per month. Seeking
people who like to work hard, have a sincere interest in Buddhism
and can make at least a six month to one year commitment. Our
weekly schedule is demanding and rewarding. You can learn more
about us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For
more details/application - please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Sorry, we cannot accept children or
pets. Couples are welcome to apply.

FRANCE

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the
southwest of France, for just one week from April 13 through
April 20, 2010. The housesitter is needed to watch over our two
dogs and two horses in our country house near Pau, France. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

BEAUTIFUL IDAHO RANCH seeks a female apprentice for natural
health-related work and Lyme disease solutions. Duties include
gardening, food preparation, and horse care. Private
accommodations, phone, and internet provided. (Husband-wife
caretaker situation possible). Please call cell phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from 9 am - 9 pm PST.

NEBRASKA

LOOKING FOR A GARDENER to start in July to help with the
operation of a CSA farm in its first year of operation. We have a
small farm of 6.2 acres in the Kearney, NE area. Room and board
will be provided. If you are interested in gardening on our farm,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Friendly, reliable, stable, 6'5", 58-year-old male looking
for a remote ranch manager/caretaker position (long-term paid
position). B.S. Degree Horse Science, trained horses to ride,
pack, and pull wagons. Have managed a wilderness lodge in Alaska,
and ranches in TX and NV. Alaskan bush pilot, Commercial truck
driver, lots of other skills. Love working alone but am good with
others. If you have a remote lodge or ranch that needs someone
year round and want quality help who will always be there and
will treat your place as if it were my own, then please contact
me and I will send resume' and references. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN wanted in Guyra in exchange for a one bedroom,
furnished cottage. Guyra is an elevated village on the North
Tablelands region in the north of the state of New South Wales,
where snow is not unusual in winter. This position is suitable a
semi-retired male to help with garden maintenance and general
handyman duties. The caretaker will need to pay for your own
electricity. Pets are allowed, except no cats. Please mail your
resume with references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Australia.

NEVADA

WE ARE LOOKING for a results oriented manager to oversee a 130
unit RV Park in Elko NV. The manager’s responsibilities
include, but are not limited to, operating and maintaining the
office, store, tavern, laundromat and RV area. Property
maintenance and appearance, resident and employee satisfaction
and conformance to property and government rules and regulations
are requirements of the job. Applicants should have three years
experience managing a large RV Park complex and supervising
maintenance personal. Experience with front office reservations
software and internet applications is required. A valid
driver’s license and background check are required. Please
submit resumes with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW MEXICO

LIVE-IN COOK/HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED ASAP. A wonderful Christian
family is looking for a live-in cook/housekeeper for their home
in New Mexico. The ideal candidate will have experience working
in a fine home, would be passionate in the kitchen, have a keen
eye for detail and will be pet friendly. Must be energetic,
proactive and be comfortable living in a rural environment. This
position will provide separate housing, transportation and a
salary of $40,000 per year. Please email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

CARETAKER WANTED. Looking for a couple to caretake a beautiful
horse farm in the Catskill area of NY. Requirements are you must
be a self starting, hardworking couple who has farm experience,
horseback riding ability, and no children living at home. This
job requires a couple to split the work of: horse care, (riding,
exercising, and grooming), property and building maintenance,
lawn and landscape care, farm work, house cleaning, and assisting
owners when needed. If you have these qualifications and would
like a good job, then email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call Steve at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Resume and references will be required.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

CARETAKER POSITION WANTED. Extremely motivated to applying my
competencies to your projects. Responsible, organized, reliable,
friendly, results oriented, mature woman with computer
skills/Quicken, excellent driving record/CDL. Equine and Small
Pet experience. Extensive knowledge of the horse show industry.
Available May 1, 2010. Additional info plus excellent industry
and personal references please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friendly, reliable, stable, 6'5", 58-year-old male looking
for a remote ranch manager/caretaker position (long-term paid
position). B.S. Degree Horse Science, trained horses to ride,
pack, and pull wagons. Have managed a wilderness lodge in Alaska,
and ranches in TX and NV. Alaskan bush pilot, Commercial truck
driver, lots of other skills. Love working alone but am good with
others. If you have a remote lodge or ranch that needs someone
year round and want quality help who will always be there and
will treat your place as if it were my own, then please contact
me and I will send resume' and references. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, March 1, 2010

ARIZONA

AN OFF-GRID SOLAR EDUCATIONAL AND GOAT RANCH is just breaking
ground and needing a ranch hand/foreman/caretaker to help with
llamas, goats, horses, chickens, milking, watering, feeding,
cleaning, gardening, construction and general ranch chores as
needed. We are located 65 miles from nearest major city
(Kingman), at a 5,000ft elevation. Lots of state and BLM land
with many sites and plenty of wildlife for your off time
enjoyment. Must like country living and remoteness. Must have
good mechanical aptitude, people skills, and handyman skills.
Work 20 – 30 hours/week in exchange for RV space. No
monetary compensation. Must have reliable vehicle (winter
requires 4x4). Must live on the ranch. Schedule can be flexible.
Zero tolerance for drug abuse and alcohol. Must have no criminal
record. Require references that can be contacted. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

SETTLE AND HELP TO MAINTAIN AND TO RUN OUR FAMILY FARM starting
this July. Our 70 acre farm is located on a gentle east slope on
a small island near Comox Valley in British Columbia. We grow a
wide variety of things and also have some forest and hayfields.
One of the three houses on our farm will become vacant this
summer and we are seeking a family, a couple or an individual who
is interested in rural living and assisting with the daily
business on our farm. We also consider being away for months at a
time and therefore need to be sure, that you are mature,
reliable, honest, able to work independently, drug free and
willing to work. The rent could easily be worked off, plus more
paid work in addition. You would have to fully maintain the house
you live in. Some mechanical knowledge necessary, as we have some
equipment and work with irrigation pumps. We are interested in a
long term relationship. There is plenty of space for your own
garden, plus there are many fruit and nut trees on the farm. We
have two children under 12, a dog and two cats. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA 

A SMALL COSTA RICAN FINCA in the Nuevo Arenal area is looking for
someone to live on our small farm while we are in the U.S. for
three to four months this summer. Dates are negotiable. We have
eight acres of land bordered by jungle and river with numerous
tilapia ponds as well as lush vegetation, flowering plants,
orchids and fruit trees. Photos can be emailed to interested
parties. We are located one mile above Lake Arenal and the small
village of Rio Piedras and 10 miles from Tilaran, the nearest
town with a full array of stores, clinic, banks, etc. Reliable
and frequent buses pass through Rio Piedras. The guesthouse is a
one bedroom, one bath house complete with a small kitchen.
Caretakers feed our dog two times daily, walk with him
occasionally, and stay overnight on the property to maintain a
presence. Lawn and property is maintained by part time workers.
Laundry is available outside the main house. There is no salary
and we ask caretakers to pay for utilities ($200/month). Basic
knowledge in Spanish would be helpful but not a requirement.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Must be self starters for this isolated
island, called Eliza Island (a privately owned island located a
mile off the southeastern tip of Lummi Island in Bellingham Bay,
approximately 12 miles North of Anacortes and 7 miles southwest
of Bellingham). Must have mechanical, maintenance, and operation
skills. This is a full-time position, which comes with salary,
housing, and utilities. You can download an application and job
description at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The deadline is March 15th.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

I bring a high level of integrity, organizational ability, and
common sense. I can see the broad picture and anticipate what
needs to be done. I am flexible, patient and work well with a
wide variety of folks. I am not afraid to make decisions or own
up to mistakes. Age 51, non-smoker, vegetarian, single, and
healthy. I am not able to build fences or fix your car, but I can
find the best person for the job and make sure it’s done
well. I love to cross country ski, dance, and laugh, as well as
hike with my dogs. Looking for a long-term situation. Currently
work as hospice/hospital chaplain. Previously worked as an
administrator for the Red Cross working with military families
and refugees and as manager for customer service businesses.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PET/LIVESTOCK/PROPERTY/CAMP CARE: Responsible middle-aged lesbian
couple seeking a caretaker position in the SOUTHEAST preferably
ASHEVILLE NC area, currently care taking a farm in PA. We'll take
loving care of your property, animals, and plants. Interested in
livestock care, light maintenance/security of property or working
with a healing center/camp. Committed to a sustainable,
compassionate way of life. Experience in animal/farm care,
massage therapy, business consulting, psychotherapy, photography,
wilderness guidance, gardening, camp work, community living and
more! Impeccable references available. Can begin May/June 2010.
Please contact Carla at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

MEXICO 

SINGLE OR COUPLE WANTED to maintain/manage a newly opened
eco-village on the semi-remote, beautiful Pacific coast of
Mexico, 1.5 hours south of Puerto Vallarta. Need someone to help
greet new renters, clean up, prior to and after renters
check-in/out. Un-load/load luggage and bring in/out for renters,
help in keeping walkways/grounds clean and general all around
handy person(s) familiar with electric/plumbing, cooking
experience helpful but not necessary. Understanding/speaking
Spanish would be very helpful. Exchange for efficiency
accommodations and small salary. Must be available for at least a
six month stay (or fulltime). Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

REFERRAL FEE OPPORTUNITY. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking an
experienced live on property Caretaker Couple to maintain a
unique, large mountaintop property near Missoula MT. We are
pleased to provide you with a $3,000 referral fee upon the
successful placement of a qualified couple you may know.
Knowledge of building and construction, mechanical maintenance,
good housekeeping and cooking skills are needed. An excellent
salary and benefits package and a newly renovated two bedroom
cottage are provided. Please contact at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
the names of your referred candidates.

OHIO

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will receive
applications for the position of Live-in Caretaker for our
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located at 280 Cedar Road, Conneaut, Ohio
44030. The application deadline is March 8, 2010. Applications
and position descriptions are available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
offices located at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, between the hours of
8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please stop by and fill out an application.
Thank you.

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER/STEWARD needed for a private hunting and fishing club
in the Poconos. We are looking for a couple to function as cook,
housekeeper, handyman, etc. Experience preferred. References
required. This position includes housing, board and salary.
Please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AUSTIN, TEXAS: Stager/House Sitter/Estate Caretaker Seeks next
Job. As a couple our current situation ended due to Owner
receiving contract. Escrow closing scheduled mid-March. Being an
architect our job was to Stage the Property and coordinate open
houses with realtors while being marketed. We are responsible,
non-smokers and meticulously clean. Experienced Caretakers since
1991 providing Concierge Services, Special Project Management,
Administrative, Computer and Accounting Skills, Maintain Client
Relations, Problem Solving and Household Security. Excellent
Client List and References Available Now. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

COLORADO 

HOUSESITTER(S) NEEDED in southeastern Colorado for about 10 days.
This is not a paid position. The dates at this stage are
unconfirmed but it will be in March. I need a couple or single
person (non- smokers) to care for my property and animals ...
horses, goats, dog, cats and an assortment of birds. There are
easy chores here: feed and water in the morning (about 20
minutes) and then again in the evening (15 minutes). The longest
"chore" will be walking the young dogs that I adopted
when they were abandoned. I would like to think that they are
really fun for you to be around as I am enjoying them a lot
myself still. I am in the process of training them to be SAR's
dogs... they should only be a mild handful by March :). You will
only believe that if you have had no experience with pups :)
Seriously - Border collies are extremely smart and willing so it
would be almost essential for you to like being around dogs.
Accommodation will be the master bedroom, with attached bathroom.
The house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, den, lounge, kitchen
with an attached dining room. Clean and tidy. My home has TV,
DVD, video, wireless internet, sewing machine, and fax. The
property is in town and has seven acres. The town is 1 1/2 hours
from Colorado Springs. Use of a car is possible. There are a
couple of lakes really handy. It’s beautiful at this time
of year for a wander. You can also walk to the excellent
community library and into town. Our rural, farming community
population is 2,000. The area has an early trading settlement to
visit; the Arkansas River is close by, Koshare performances,
preserved dinosaur tracks, and many places if you like exploring
your environs. First time housesitters are OK. You just ought to
love animals and be happy to spend time in their company. I am
sorry, but I am not set up for your own animals nor young
children. There are no critters inside my home. Thanks for your
interest. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN POSITION, ASSISTANT TO FACILITIES MANAGER NEEDED for a
contemplative retreat and conference center in the Hudson
Valley/Catskill Region. Looking for a competent person to report
to Retreat Manager and Facilities Manager. Must be able to handle
a small isolated community, be strong and able bodied, be able to
work under supervision as well as independently. Carpentry,
plumbing, electric, building and grounds maintenance included.
This is a hands-on, labor-intensive, full-time position; not a
management position. Facility assistance and set up during
retreats. Hours are variable and require person to be on grounds
during retreats. Salary, housing and insurance provided. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include a cover letter, resume
and references.

OREGON 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Portland, Oregon, from May 7 through May 30
for a quiet and private home on a large lot with two medium-size
dogs. A single or couple required; must love dogs and know how to
care for them. Must be fit, healthy and non-smoking, and
willing/able to walk two to three miles with the dogs through our
hilly neighborhood. Must be tidy, respectful of property and have
your own transportation. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS 

CAMP LONEHOLLOW, in the Texas hill country between Vanderpool and
Utopia, is currently seeking a mature couple to manage our camp
property and run our equine program. This opening is for a couple
who have had experience in the camping industry, and extensive
equine training either in natural horsemanship, dressage, and
trail riding with children. We have over 40 head of horses and a
beautiful barn with living quarters. This is a year round
position with the bulk of our business in the summer months.
Please direct all inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

AUSTIN, TEXAS: Stager/House Sitter/Estate Caretaker Seeks next
Job. As a couple our current situation ended due to Owner
receiving contract. Escrow closing scheduled mid-March. Being an
architect our job was to Stage the Property and coordinate open
houses with realtors while being marketed. We are responsible,
non-smokers and meticulously clean. Experienced Caretakers since
1991 providing Concierge Services, Special Project Management,
Administrative, Computer and Accounting Skills, Maintain Client
Relations, Problem Solving and Household Security. Excellent
Client List and References Available Now. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 22, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER needed. The NSW Sport Aircraft Club Inc. requires the
services of a live-in Caretaker to undertake security and
maintenance tasks in return for rent-free accommodation at the
Club's airfield. Wedderburn airfield is located in picturesque
bushland surroundings between Campbelltown and Appin. A two
bedroom apartment with lock-up garage is available for the
Caretaker. In return for accommodation, the Caretaker is required
to be responsible for airfield security Monday through Friday.
This involves overseeing Club facilities and hangers that belong
to Club members. Other duties involve mowing of lawns and parking
areas, cleaning of Clubhouse and ancillary buildings, supervision
of power, gas and water supply equipment, disposal of refuse and
welcoming visiting aircraft when Club officers are not present. A
telephone is provided for use on Club business. Skills in farm
maintenance, building or engineering, and basic bookkeeping would
be advantageous but not essential. A current NSW driver’s
license is essential. The successful applicant will be someone
who is good humored and diplomatic, has energy, enthusiasm,
diligence and values integrity. The Caretaker position would be
suitable for a retired person or pensioner who is healthy and
active. The duties required are not onerous and Club equipment is
provided. The appointment will commence in early March.
Applications should describe all relevant experience and
qualifications, and nominate three references who may be
contacted by the interviewing Committee. References should not be
family members. Applications close 1st March 2010. If you have
these qualifications and would enjoy the responsibility of a
service role for the Clubs approximately 250 members, then please
write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Australia.

CALIFORNIA

BUDDHIST RETREAT CENTER in the beautiful redwoods of Northern
California is looking for a general handyman to look after 120
acres of buildings, water systems, conference center, and housing
for volunteers and retreat guests. A person with good skills, a
great work ethic and a genial attitude would be ideal. We are
also looking for a housekeeper to help with the general cleaning
of the lodge, conference center and guest cottages, may also have
time to help with kitchen prep or gardening. An ideal candidate
would have a good eye for detail, be self directed and be able
get along well with others. This would be a great situation for a
couple looking for a beautiful place to live work and learn in a
supportive community with a sense of purpose and service. An
interest in Buddhism is important. We offer room, board, classes
and a small stipend in exchange for your time and energy. For
more information, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a Christian retreat facility near
Livingston. This is a great opportunity for a married, retired
couple who enjoys country living. The caretaker job requires
housekeeping, extensive grounds keeping, and minor maintenance of
cabins and equipment. A trailer house, utilities, and a monthly
stipend will be provided. Please mail your resume to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

This recommendation confirms my desirability as a caretaker:
“Barbara Davis has rented my house for four years. She has
always paid the rent on time and taken very good care of the
house and grounds. She has advised me promptly of any needed
repairs and reported back to me upon completion of all repair
work. I recommend her without hesitation.” Kathryn B.
Lanier, kblanier at verizon.net I will maintain your home/grounds
with full integrity. Am a highly experienced indoor/outdoor
gardener; skillful animal lover; immaculate housekeeper;
contemplative lifestyle. In exchange for my own lovely place (or
your often-vacant home itself), I offer 15 hours/week work. I
seek a community where I can find work in addition to taking
scrupulous care of your property. March 8 is my moving date.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. My profile is at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, February 19, 2010

CALIFORNIA

RANCH MANAGER needed for a second residence in Thousand Oaks.
Seeking an experienced LOCAL ranch manager to live on property
(no kids/no pets). Please have prior experience with horses and
tractors, and love cats. This position requires a little bit of
everything needed on a busy ranch. This position is responsible
for making sure everything is in working order and reporting
anything that needs to be fixed, etc. The more "hands
on" the better. The client would possibly consider a couple
based on their experience; if a couple is hired housekeeping
would be added to the list of responsibilities. Living
accommodations provided, Monday - Friday, 40 hours (some weekend
work required) live on the property 7 days a week. There is a
full-time grounds person, horse trainer, house manager and
housekeeper already on staff. Salary is $33,000 (each), plus
living accommodations and health benefits. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

URGENTLY NEEDED - housesitters to mind our home in Limousin /
Perigord, our five cats, our grandson's two pet mice, and to feed
the wild birds – from February 25 to March 19. We have a
beautiful five bedroom house on over an acre of secluded garden
and woodland. The home has a large covered terrace for wining and
dining and a 10 by 5 metre pool (which will need no maintenance
at this time of year). There are 200 sq. metres of living space
and the garden is lovely throughout the year. St Yrieix is a
small rural town on the Haute Vienne / Dordogne border, some 30km
south of Limoges. We are close to the popular Dordogne region -
Montignac, Sarlat. Ours is a region of undulating countryside -
woods, meadows and lakes. We live in delightful and unspoilt
rural France with many marked footpaths and cycling tracks. We
want someone to enjoy our home in return for looking after our
five lovely cats, Georgie, Fifi, Paddy, Lizzie and Felix, and for
generally minding the house. We have bikes for your use and a
table tennis area in the garden. Spring often comes early here
and it is frequently warm and sunny in late February/early March.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Former Site Manager for federal contractor, responsible for
facility and grounds construction and maintenance; training
staff; purchasing and external contracts SEEKING on-site
caretaker, resort or estate manager position. I'm a master marine
and generator technician, a certified sommelier (Court of Master
Sommeliers), culinary school graduate with 10 years experience as
a government auditor. An animal lover with a green thumb and a
subscription to the mother earth news. Flexible about location,
would prefer long term employment but will consider seasonal
arrangement. Please contact Bob at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, February 18, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are looking for a responsible, reliable and
friendly person to maintain and care for the large premises of a
North Shore organization. The successful applicant needs to
display strong organization skills, have a handyperson background
and general gardening knowledge. Duties include: general
cleaning, set up and dismantling of hall equipment, alarming the
property, regular maintenance of the garden, and acceptance of
deliveries. This caretaker job will consist of approximately 36
hours per/week over six days. A one bedroom flat onsite is
available for optional live-in position. A police check and
working with children document is required. Please mail your
resume, including references, to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
Australia.

FRANCE

HOUSESITTER needed in the Lanne-en-Barétous area during
the last two weeks of July 2010. We are looking for a
straightforward house and animal sitter to watch over our old
farmhouse near the mountains, with two dogs and two cats. You
must like living in the countryside – or you probably would
not enjoy staying here. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor more
details.

IDAHO 

COUPLE NEEDED for a lodge in Hells Canyon, Idaho on the Snake
River. This is a remote location, with its own Hydro power
electricity, phone, Internet, satellite TV, and indoor plumbing.
No children, no pets. Responsibilities include cooking for
guests, cleaning of house and two cabins. Duties include mowing,
irrigation, and general upkeep of grounds. This is a full time
position. Prefer non drinkers. No drugs. Pay is $1,800.00, plus
room and board. Most groceries provided. Please email resumes
with reference to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

This recommendation confirms my desirability as a caretaker:
“Barbara Davis has rented my house for four years. She has
always paid the rent on time and taken very good care of the
house and grounds. She has advised me promptly of any needed
repairs and reported back to me upon completion of all repair
work. I recommend her without hesitation.”
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I will maintain your home/grounds with full
integrity. Am a highly experienced indoor/outdoor gardener;
skillful animal lover; immaculate housekeeper; contemplative
lifestyle. Please contact me immediately as I must move on 2/28.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX My profile is at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER OF XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX required. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is a privately owned island located in Banks Strait, 3 km off the
northeast coast of Tasmania. Swan Island is surrounded by
sparkling turquoise seas, has eight white sandy beaches, and many
granite outcroppings. This isolated and remote island requires a
‘Jack of All Trades’ caretaker. Self sufficiency is a
must! To apply, please mail a letter explaining why you are the
ideal caretaker candidate for this position, along with your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia by February 26, 2010.

CHILE

HOUSESITTERS NEEDED from May to August, for at least three
months. We are a German family with a farm in southern Chile,
near the village of Villarrica, where my mother-in-law is living.
It is a very nice property with 150 acres and views of the
volcano Villarrica. The farmhouse is located in the middle of a
very beautiful farm landscape with old trees and a small river. A
very friendly dog is watching the farm. There are no more
animals. Two employees are working daily on the farm and my
brother-in-law lives only 12 miles away to help if there would be
any problems. My mother-in-law would like to go to Germany from
May to August to visit her friends and family, and she does not
want the house or the dog to be alone. That is why we are looking
for a nice and reliable housesitting couple who would love to
stay the wintertime in Chile. The nature is beautiful, the
volcano is a very famous skiing region, too, there are nice hot
springs around the lake Villarrica and the region is really
attractive for tourists. You should speak Spanish, because
English will not help you in your daily life at all. And we are
looking for non-smokers, retirees, older than 50 years with a
driver’s license. Please contact Janina by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a 10 acre, smoke-free, Lake County
property. This position requires the total care of the house,
grounds, three horses, barn, and two dogs. Live on-site in newly
constructed one bedroom apartment. No pets. References and
background check required. Please send resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

EXPERIENCED ESTATE CARETAKERS available. Looking for a Western
U.S. family to establish a long term commitment with. Experienced
in Hospitality, property and facility maintenance, equine care,
vehicle and road maintenance. Hands on couple. We are looking for
a paid position with a future. Prefer a ranch, farm or lodge
environment. References available. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 15, 2010

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Hampshire, England, for one week starting
March 26th. We have a three bedroom house with a small garden on
the south coast, close to New Forest in Hampshire (the New Forest
is an English medieval deer hunting area created in 1079 by
William the Conqueror). The housesitter’s main requirement
is to look after, feed, and walk our two family dogs – a
chocolate Labrador and a Westie. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII 

A BEAUTIFUL RURAL HOMESTEAD TWO MILES FROM HILO (on the "Big
Island") needs a housesitter-caretaker-animal lover (for
three dogs and 14 sheep) for six weeks - early May to mid-June.
Must love dogs and have experience with them. Prefer a couple,
for on-site contentment. Comfortable ten-year-old house has
modern kitchen, bath, laundry, and wireless internet for your
laptop. Lush tropical vegetation with flowers and fruits. Many
acres for walking. Modest cash stipend. References required.
Long-term position a possibility. Please send your email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IRELAND 

LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER for about two months in this summer in
Galway, Ireland. Our house is in the country surrounded by forest
yet the local village is just four miles away. The property sits
on three acres. We need you to look after our black Labrador and
cat (the cat lives outdoors). The area is great for walking,
fishing, and sailing (although 30 miles away and you are into the
city of Galway). Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

NICE ROOM AVAILABLE on a dairy farm on the Northern Oregon Coast
(only five miles to beautiful beaches) in exchange for book
editing and yard work, from six months to a year. Please email
your resume, letter about yourself, and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

EXPERIENCED CARETAKERS/HOUSESITTERS available beginning June
2010. Will complete current seven month caretaking assignment in
May. Mature, dependable professional couple will manage your
home, yard, boat, mail, etc., including light maintenance in your
absence. Left executive careers to cruise on our sailboat for six
years. Sold boat, now caretaking property. Prefer U.S. east coast
position, but flexible. Physically fit, non-smokers, no pets.
Professional careers included chief operating officer for $17
million mental health agency and vice president, publication's
director of national trade association. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PET/LIVESTOCK/PROPERTY/CAMP CARE, IN SOUTHEAST: Responsible,
middle-aged lesbian couple seeking a caretaker position in the
Southeast, preferably ASHEVILLE, NC area, currently caretaking a
farm in PA. We will take loving care of your property, animals,
and plants. Interested in livestock care and light
maintenance/security of property or working with a healing
center/camp. Committed to a sustainable, compassionate way of
life. Experience in animal/farm care, massage therapy, business
consulting, psychotherapy, photography, wilderness guidance,
gardening, camp work, community living and more! Impeccable
references available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, February 11, 2010

CALIFORNIA

NEED HELP in maintaining our horse ranch near Riverside, CA. We
are searching for a domestic gardener/horse caretaker to take
care of our horses, animals, garden, and home. This is a
full-time position that comes with house, salary, and insurance.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave detailed information
and phone number where you can be reached.

FULL-TIME CARETAKERS needed on a small rural horse and cattle
ranch near Ojai. A couple is preferred. The caretaker duties will
include property security, feeding animals, cleaning stalls and
miscellaneous ranch work. Please fax your resume with experience
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT 

HORSE FARM needs a live in caretaker/horse handler. Our 26 acre
horse farm is located in northeast Connecticut, between Hartford
and Boston. Our current caretaker is leaving for Vet school, so
we will be looking for her replacement. We need someone to live
on premises in living quarter’s provided (nice apartment)
and to take care of our 10 horses and two dogs. The horses are
Arabians and Thoroughbreds; horse handling experience is
essential. Duties will include horse feeding/stall cleaning/dog
care/light farm/house chores. We are a quiet, mature, non-smoking
couple and would like a similar person or couple. The farm is
very near the University of Connecticut and Sturbridge Village,
Massachusetts. It's a quiet, very rural community. To apply,
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

EXPERIENCED RANCH HAND COUPLE is needed in the Treasure Coast
area of Florida for the care of animals, equipment repair,
maintenance, landscaping and general ranch duties. Must have
cattle experience. This position is for a full-time Ranch Hand
and a part time Housekeeper. Must be able to pass a background
check and a drug test. No smoking. No children. A valid driver's
license will be required. Salary plus lodging provided. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted. This is a live in or out position. Must
have a minimum of five years experience. Must be hardworking,
organized, and detail-oriented. No smoking or drugs. There are
eight buildings on the property to be maintained, including the
care of some domestic and exotic animals. We are located in the
central Florida area. Please mail your complete resume,
references and salary requirements to Caretaker Position,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to maintain a unique, large mountaintop
property near Missoula MT. Qualified candidates need to be highly
knowledgeable in mechanical maintenance and repairs including
green technologies, share a similar green philosophy to the
principal, enjoy remote living and have good housekeeping and
cooking skills. A spacious, newly renovated two bedroom cottage
on the property is provided. We offer an excellent salary and
benefits package. Please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

LOOKING FOR A PROPERTY CARETAKER for an apartment building in
Cincinnati. The property is being rehabbed. A caretaker apartment
will be provided. Carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical,
heating and cooling and similar skills will be a great advantage.
This is a permanent position. Previous caretaker experience is
not essential. Requires very good references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Woman who is a petsitter, lover of dogs and cats, and has a
gentle way with animals, with impeccable references, is
interested in New York or Connecticut. I am open to all
possibilities. I am a "dedicated Professional Gardener"
Artist, labyrinth designer, teacher, experienced as a caretaker,
housesitter, or Personal Assistant. I am mature and educated I
will have respect for your land and a commitment to the
experience we will both share. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 8, 2010

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a beautiful 40-acre property in the Santa
Cruz Mountains, near San Jose, CA. Responsibilities include:
maintaining three houses, landscaping, fruit/vegetable gardens,
irrigation systems, fences, ponds; maintaining/operating
mechanical equipment (tractor, well pump, generator, chainsaw),
assistance with organizing on-site events, perform necessary
record-keeping, and internet research. There is a beautiful one
bedroom caretaker house with ocean views on site. The ideal
applicant possesses a wide range of “handy-person”
and gardening skills, is responsible, physically fit, and
drug-free. Open to animal care a plus. Full-time or part-time
options, for an individual or couple. Salary and possible
benefits provided. Please email your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Haven (a
work in process) and 10 horses, on the Ortega Highway in Lake
Elsinore, in Riverside County. This position is in exchange for a
place to stay rent-free (bring your own motor home or 5th wheel
– hook-ups available). The caretaker will need to work
about 20 hours/week (flexible) cleaning stalls, feeding and
grooming. For more details, please call Joan at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED at a lake shore estate at Lake Tahoe. You will
have your own two bedroom and 1½ bath home on the
property. We prefer a couple with experience in
housecleaning/handyman/gardening. It would be best if you are
from the general Lake Tahoe/Carson Valley/Reno area. Only those
interested in a long-term (multiple year) position need apply.
Please send your resume and cover letter to Caretaker
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks for your interest.

MAINE

CARETAKER NEEDED for Whaleboat Island. The Caretaker will monitor
public use and natural resources. The Caretaker will visit the
island on Fridays and weekends to determine use patterns, and the
number of day users and overnight campers. Depending on the
circumstances, the Caretaker may occasionally be asked to camp
overnight on the island. Occasionally, the Caretaker may be
called to check out activities of concern or to take other staff
or visitors to the island. The position requires up to 20 hours
per week. To apply, please mail your resume and letter of
interest by February 26, 2010 to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more
information go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and click on "About
MCHT" and "Jobs".

NEW YORK

ESTATE MANAGER NEEDED in Dutchess County. Looking for an
intelligent, responsible, motivated, trustworthy person who has
experience with day-to-day large Estate operations. We need a
serious candidate who can work up to 50 hours/week. Estate
Manager requirements:
• Candidates for this position must have an engineering
background with strong business administrative skills.
• Extensive experience managing people and large Estates.
• Must be college educated.
• Should be computer literate specifically Microsoft
Office.
• Applicant must have a good working knowledge of farm
equipment.
The Estate Manager duties include, but are not limited to:
• Management and administrate operations of multiple
structures.
• Work closely with Caretaker, Housekeeper, Seasonal staff,
and Personal Assistants.
• Manage Estate project budgets and negotiate contracts.
• Oversee all renovations, construction and land altering
projects.
• Act as a liaison between employees, contractors, etc.
while employer is not onsite.
• Oversee security requirements.
• Occasional travel is required between the Estate and New
York City home.
Overall, the candidate should be well organized, a strong
leader/manager and be knowledgeable about construction.
A three-bedroom home is available onsite. Must have at least five
years of recent references to contact. Salary is based on
experience and hours included in the job description. Please
email your resume and references to CaretakerGazette@gmail.com
with these words in the Subject Line: “Dutchess County
Estate Manager Position” so your email can then be
forwarded directly to the advertiser.

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER(S) WANTED for a beautiful rural property in the
foothills of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington State. We
provide modern cabin and utilities. Caretaker performs
maintenance work and looks after property and animals (goats and
cats) while we are away. The property is near Bellingham,
convenient to Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION available in the lovely and sunny mountain
resort town of Winthrop, WA, four hours northeast of Seattle, on
our twelve acre horse ranch from May through September. One able,
friendly, open minded, non-smoking individual is needed to live
in our clean and cozy 30' 5th wheel in exchange for seven hours
work a week, including moving our hand line irrigation. Must be
available for extra hours at $15 per hour when needed, a few
times per month. Prefer experience in horse care/handling, handy
work, and must operate a tractor, mower, and power tools. Other
job is OK. One dog is a possibility, no cats. A
background/reference check will be conducted. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Photos are available.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CARETAKER/INNKEEPER available: Professional mature male available
mid-March. Fifteen (15) years combined experience in Innkeeping
and Estate Management. I am a non-smoking, animal-loving,
self-starter with uncompromising standards. One of my passions is
cooking. You will find me very responsible, consistent, and
versatile. Willing to re-locate for the right opportunity. Great
references available. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, February 4, 2010

CANADA 

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a wilderness Lodge in British
Columbia. We need a caretaker couple for our Wilderness Fly in
Lodge at the border of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, the largest
Park in BC. During our summer season we do accommodate 200 - 300
guests there. The Lodge is only accessible by boat or floatplane.
We would like you to prepare and cook full course meals, plan
menus, ensure quality of food and determine size of food
proportions, work with minimal supervision, estimate food
requirements and costs, inspect kitchens and food service areas,
order supplies and equipment, supervise kitchen staff and
helpers, maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and
equipment, clean kitchen and work areas, wash dishes, manage
kitchen operations, manage kitchen finances, reading text,
document use, writing, oral communication, working with others,
problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, job task
planning and organizing, finding information, and continuous
learning. A Food Safe Certificate and "Serving it
Right" is mandatory! Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER NEEDED in New Brighton. Looking for a hardworking, self
motivated person to be part of a team here. Routine duties
include: building cleaning, apartment turn cleans, and
miscellaneous grounds work. Must be available to work emergency
on-call/after-hours occasionally. Must live on-site Requirements:
may not have any lifting or other physical labor restrictions.
Have a reliable work history, attention to detail, and the
ability to work without supervision. Great customer service
skills are a must along with the ability to take quick direction
changes. Must be professional in behavior and attitude towards
others. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains needs
help from April 15 to October 31. We have a beautiful, small RV
Park. We need an energetic, positive, happy, helpful camper to
help us. Responsibilities can and may include any of the
following; plumping, park maintenance, pool maintenance, ground
maintenance, cleaning, escort RVs to sites and take phone
reservations while manager is out running errands. Please answer
the following questions when corresponding: Are you looking for a
part time position? Are you healthy enough to work? How many
months are you available to work and when can you start? No more
than 20 hours of work during the week in exchange for a water and
sewer site for your RV. Pay your own (metered) electric. You may
purchase propane at cost. Camper provided if need be. You might
be needed to help with some group activities on the some
weekends. You will have full use of all campgrounds facilities.
Please visit our website for contact info/resume submissions:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CARETAKER/INNKEEPER available: Professional mature male available
mid-March. Fifteen (15) years combined experience in Innkeeping
and Estate Management. I am a non-smoking, animal-loving,
self-starter with uncompromising standards. One of my passions is
cooking. You will find me very responsible, consistent, and
versatile. Willing to re-locate for the right opportunity. Great
references available. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/MANAGER needed. A person or couple is required to
caretake/manage a small motel located in the centre of Braidwood.
The successful applicant would be responsible for interaction
with guests, maintaining the motel's bookings system and
interacting with the cleaning and maintenance staff. A negotiable
remuneration package would include a two bedroom flat with new
bathroom, and reverse cycle heating and cooling. The position
would suit a semi-retired or retired person or couple. Additional
part time employment is also available if desired. The motel is
under new management and a refurbishment program is underway to
upgrade facilities. Please apply in writing with copies of
references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXAustralia.

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED. Needs to have experience in building and
grounds maintenance for a mountain property. Searching for a
live-in caretaker for a private, remote mountain residence in the
Carmel Valley area. Family members would occasionally arrive for
one to two weeks vacations. May need the caretaker to also clear
approximately 20 acres and plant a private vineyard. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

GENERAL CARETAKER needed forXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are located
at Crab Orchard Lake. Must have basic computer knowledge, be
congenial with people, honest, self-motivated, take pride in your
work, and must be willing to live at Crab Orchard Lake. If you
are this person, please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

CARETAKER OPENING. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 47-acre, town-owned
nature preserve and function facility is seeking a new caretaker
in a barter for living situation. In exchange for regular, (20
hours) part-time work, the caretaker will have a comfortable
apartment (no pets) located in the park’s main building.
Responsibilities will include security, maintenance of the
buildings and land, as well as the point of contact for on-site
tenants. Assistance as necessary with ongoing events, classes,
etc. The candidate will become an integral part of a team of
persons who help manage and support the facility including
attending regular meetings. The ideal candidate will have an
appreciation for local history and nature, possess abilities to
work with many types of individuals and organizations, have good
communications practices including the routine use of email, and
have skills in a wide variety of areas such as plumbing,
carpentry, electrical, landscaping, and forestry. Day-in and
day-out, for the most part, the caretaker will be self-directed
to care for areas requiring attention with guidance from the
management committee. An important aspect of this situation is
maintenance of weekly work logs for historical reference and
management review. Satisfactory personal and work references as
well as a background check are a requirement for this situation.
Please mail your resume to Caretaker Position,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

FULL TIME CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a private hunting/fishing
lodge on the Big Horn River, MT. Requires strong skills in
facilities maintenance, housekeeping, farming, plus cooking.
Experience required. Home provided plus a salary. Must be able to
start Spring 2010. Please email your resume with work and
personal references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Mature, reliable, single 53-year-old woman seeks house sitting in
the Sacramento region or El Dorado County. I am a professional 25
year veteran of corporate America. No drama, healthy, non-smoker,
very quiet clean-freak, very respectful (overly so). Extensive
experience with animal care and training. I come with a short
12-year-old Pembroke corgi, well trained who loves cats (really).
Prefer long term, private property. Require nice, clean lodging.
Available March onward – I have references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wanted -Housesitting - pet sitting - part-time care to help with
children. Mature women. I have owned businesses and cared for
dogs and cats. Organized, great disposition. References. Prefer
Italy, Greece, Spain. Compensation for skills and responsibility
level. USA email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 1, 2010

CANADA

WANTED – a retired couple to care for a house and grounds
and minimal care for an elderly woman (the only occupant) in
return for living in a lovely home in the country (55miles from
Toronto) plus some remuneration. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER, live-in, English-speaking, domestic
couple needed for an estate in Monmouth county. Husband:
caretaker/driver/handyman. Wife: companion for the lady of the
house, cooking; light housework; and errands. Please forward your
resume along with salary history and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

REMOTE, LARGE RANCH in beautiful Georgia O'Keefe country seeks an
experienced person or couple for caretaker(s). Must have flexible
approach to hours worked and duties undertaken. Attention to
detail and security awareness required. Caretaker(s) will be
responsible for horse feeding and daily cleaning of four stalls;
part time care of two dogs; general household repairs; tractor
work; maintenance of yard and grounds, sprinkling system,
pool/spa, vehicle/equipment; and running errands as needed.
Plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and horse skills a plus. Must be
stable, trustworthy, non-smoking, have current driver's license,
and able to pass background check. This caretaker position
includes a two bedroom home, utilities, and salary. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

PROPERTY MANAGER/CARETAKER position, with business opportunities,
available. The property is located in San Augustine. The
caretaker is required to maintain the property in exchange for
free rent. Additional responsibilities as well as compensation
will be dealt with in detail under their perspective categories.
The property is near downtown; one house, 3,000 sq. ft.,
furnished one bedroom apartment, a furnished two bedroom
apartment upstairs, and a commercial building is on the square.
The unit available is large enough only for up to two people.
Experience is required and references will be requested. The job
is permanent but part -time. If you are not retired there is
ample time to work a full-time job or operate a business. San
Augustine is a growing retirement community in the Piney Woods
near Shreveport. Three very large lakes are about fifteen minutes
away. If you want to escape the big city, fast paced life, this
may be for you. Responsibilities will include all maintenance,
cleaning, and repair to the structures and grounds, keeping the
property leased, special projects – a continuous property
improvement program which will be executed primarily in the
winter when there is less activity with the lawn, driving me to
the airport occasionally, and care for animals – I have
been adopted by a couple of feral cats. The property is very nice
with a manicured lawn which requires lots of attention. The
neighborhood is safe, quiet, and conservative. A 90 day trial
period will be necessary to see if this arrangement will be
mutually agreeable. This proposal is not set in
“stone” so if you have suggestions to make it more
equitable, I am open to new ideas. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature, young-at-heart, down-to-earth couple seeking opportunity
to care for your home or business. Our preference is Northern
Colorado within two hours of the Denver metro area. We are
former, not retired teachers... active, healthy, energetic,
dependable and hard-working. Non-smoking, non-drinking, no pets!
He is handy with basic maintenance and repair skills. He also has
lawn and landscape experience. She cooks home-style meals, cleans
and has master gardener training. Both enjoy outdoor activities.
Take time to contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You'll be glad
you did! Salary, housing and benefits required.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

COLORADO

NEED A PERSON to live on ranch in the Pagosa Springs area and
assist with all facets of ranch duties. Must be comfortable
working around horses, goats, chickens and not mind cleaning pens
and caring for animals in all weather conditions. My animals come
first. Also needed is fence maintenance, building maintenance,
mechanic or handyman, gardening would be a plus as would
construction experience. A willing and cooperative attitude is a
must for whatever comes up. We offer free living quarters in an
older travel trailer with additional room and wood stove. This is
not a paid position, rent traded for ranch help, and help would
only be required part-time allowing you to have a job and make
money for your needs. Must be honest, trustworthy, willing to
learn and take direction, and be able to communicate openly.
References will be required. Must enjoy living the rural life in
a small town. A spiritual-based person would be preferred. Please
email your letter of interest and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

ESTATE CARETAKER NEEDED IN BOSTON. Full-time, live-in caretaker
needed immediately for a lively family. Mom and dad are working
professionals, with two young children (6 and 9-years-old), and
many pets on the premises. You'll be part of a staff of five. One
staffer is currently a live-in. Many housekeeping duties, some
childcare, animal care, errand running required. Experienced,
professional, long-term commitment candidates need apply. Hours:
50 - 55/week. Salary ($500 - $700/week) plus insurance, plus room
& board, plus car usage, plus phone. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include your resume, references, photo,
and contact info.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Rural Land Wanted. A Christian couple, mid-50's, looking for some
land near Lane County, Oregon. We would like to stay in Oregon.
We don't have a lot of funds, and we have all our belongings in
storage at this time, so we would like to be able to commute back
to check/retrieve items. We are not party people, or drinker/drug
people. We are looking to exchange work for caretaking of land.
The land doesn't have to have existing housing. An electric hook
up and water would be great. If there is a structure on the
property we could use that. It would be great until we could
either place a trailer or build a structure and storage for us.
We are looking to trade a park setting mobile home for a travel
trailer we can place on land. The trailer doesn't need to be in
excellent condition, a fixer upper would be great. We would
prefer a self contained unit. We would like to be able to have a
small herb/vegetable garden, and a couple of chickens and goats.
If you live out of state, and have land, and you would like
someone to watch over it for you, let us know. We really want to
get out of the city of Eugene and start a rural lifestyle. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, January 25, 2010

MONTANA 

A REMOTE MONTANA RESORT is seeking summer help. Do you enjoy
nature? Are you in for some adventure? Do you like people? Can
you handle being 45 minutes from the nearest store? Are you at
least moderately comfortable in a kitchen? Are you a
self-starter? Does some place off-the-beaten-path sound heavenly?
We might have the perfect summer job for you! For more
information check out: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Be sure to put 'job inquiry' in your email's
subject field.

NEW YORK

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Phoenicia, NY is looking for seasonal
residential staff and volunteers to work in the front desk,
kitchen/dining room, garden, facilities, event production and/or
housekeeping departments. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is just 25 minutes
west of Woodstock, NY in the beautiful Catskill Mountains.
We’re looking for hard-working, self-motivated,
enthusiastic people who are flexible, upbeat and have a desire to
work for a worthy cause in a remarkable natural setting. Requires
positive attitude, great problem solving abilities, no physical
limitations and a willingness to multi-task and communicate well
with others. Gain valuable job experience and work with a great
team! Seasonal staff needed from mid-April through October 2010.
Compensation includes room and board plus weekly stipends. After
work, enjoy the hiking trails, swimming pool, meditation
sanctuary and other facilities. Staff is also invited to
participate in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-hosted programs. You can
learn more here: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or an application package,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Married couple, hard working and honest, are looking for a
full-time caretaking position. We have had years of ranching
experience, with all animals and livestock, and have run big
ranches and can work and over see them. We also can run heavy
equipment cdl. We know a lot about boating and fishing and
guiding too. An island job or on the water would be our first
pick. We like the water, fishing, and landscaping and nature and
all animals. We have experience in interior design and working
with the public, and all outside work. Salary and housing and
insurance. No kids, no smoking, no drugs. We are healthy and in
good shape. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Exceptionally qualified Household/Estate Manager seeking full
time position in the Atlanta, GA area. Most recent position was
for twelve years with a professional couple who set very high
standards of performance that included staff hiring and
supervision; sourcing and monitoring of competent and reliable
vendors; establishing structured cleaning and maintenance
procedures; regular and special events planning, coordination and
execution; and generally all other aspects of residential
management. Responsibilities also included visiting and
supervising two additional out of state residences managed by
part time staffs. Immediate availability with excellent
references. Please contact Charles at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, January 21, 2010

NEW YORK

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Retreat and Conference Center in the
Hudson Valley/Catskill Region. Looking for a competent person or
couple to report to Retreat Director and Facilities Manager. Must
be able to handle small isolated community, be strong and able
bodied, be able to work both independently and under supervision.
Carpentry, plumbing, electric, building and grounds maintenance
included. Facility assistance and set up during retreats. Hours
are variable and require person to be on grounds during retreats.
Salary, housing and insurance provided. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SWEDEN 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in an area near Älvsbyn, Norrbotten
County, Sweden for six months to a year (a minimum of two months)
from February 1, 2010 to February 1, 2011. We need a house sitter
for our beautiful two story, red house in a village in northern
Sweden. Our home is surrounded by beautiful lakes and forests.
Please email Antonella for more details: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Married Couple Seeks: Full-time year around caretaking position
for working ranch, lodge, or guest ranch. Over 20 years
experience in small business, property management, horses,
packing, hunting, farm and ranch irrigation, and large group
services. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CALIFORNIA

BUDDHIST RETREAT CENTER in the beautiful redwoods of Northern
California is looking for a general handyman to look after 120
acres of buildings, water systems, conference center, and housing
for volunteers and retreat guests. A person with good skills, a
great work ethic and a genial attitude would be ideal. We are
also looking for a housekeeper to help with the general cleaning
of the lodge, conference center and guest cottages, may also have
time to help with kitchen prep or gardening. An ideal candidate
would have a good eye for detail, be self directed and be able
get along well with others. This would be a great situation for a
couple looking for a beautiful place to live work and learn in a
supportive community with a sense of purpose and service. An
interest in Buddhism is important. We offer room, board, classes
and a small stipend in exchange for your time and energy. For
more information, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA 

RESIDENT MANAGER needed for a Sailing Club on Lake Thurmond,
Georgia. We are seeking personable, self starters to manage the
club’s facilities. The successful candidate will be
responsible for (1) security and protection of the club’s
assets and facilities; (2) maintenance and operations of the club
buildings and grounds; (3) budgets and administrative duties; (4)
managing contract personnel; (5) maintaining a valid
driver’s license; and (6) maintaining personal medical
insurance. Compensation includes accommodations in resident
manager’s house with utilities. Salary is to be determined
but will be commensurate with experience. Please send resume, and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM COUPLE to live on a 12,000 acre
rural ranch property in southeastern Oklahoma. Main duties would
be housekeeping and grounds maintenance for the main and guest
house and immediate grounds, provide a security presence, some
cooking and assistance with entertaining when the owners, family
and or guests are on site. Competitive combined salary, benefits,
use of ranch vehicles of work purposes and housing provided.
Screening and background check will be required. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a southeastern PA Farm. Duties
include extensive lawn care, maintenance, animal care, gardening,
hay farming, housekeeping, and pool care. Experience required.
Health and dental benefits, apartment, auto, and vacation
provided. Combined salary is negotiable. Please submit your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced property caretaker couple looking for long term paid
positions with a reliable and established western family. Skilled
in property management at all levels, equine care and training,
hands on maintenance from preventive to semi skilled to
contractor and vendor supervised. Environmentally skilled in
property management, road maintenance. Owners security and
privacy would be paramount. References available upon request or
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXThank you.

Friday, January 15, 2010

ALABAMA

I NEED A HOUSESITTER and animal caretaker for the months of June
to August for my home and animals outside of Selma. I have ten
acres. I will need to show and teach the housesitter how to feed
and care for my animals. The housesitter must be an animal lover
to care for my horses, dogs, and cats. The horses do not need
exercising or brushing. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

FREE APARTMENT AVAILABLE for a Farm Caretaker in Hardee County.
Caretaker needed for small farm to help with animal care,
housework, driving and personal care for the owner. This is an
animal friendly location. Will provide an apartment with free
water and electric plus $50 weekly. Must have own reliable car
and separate source of income. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more information and interview.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Married Couple Seeks: Full-time year around caretaking position
for working ranch, lodge, or guest ranch. Over 20 years
experience in small business, property management, horses,
packing, hunting, farm and ranch irrigation, and large group
services. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CALIFORNIA

RANCH CARETAKERS needed in the Napa Hills. Animal and maintenance
skills and experience are required. A two bedroom home plus
utilities will be provided in exchange for your caretaker
services. To apply, please fax XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are accepting applications for a full-time,
year around caretaker for a mountain property near Leadville,
Colorado. Duties include monitoring property security, road and
water maintenance, and meeting and greeting members. This
property has had only three caretakers since the 1980’s.
Benefits include, a caretaker home with paid utilities, phone and
internet, full use of a club vehicle including gas, and a monthly
salary. We are looking for a mature husband and wife team who can
share the responsibilities of the caretaker job and are
interested in relocating to a rural mountain property. Please
send inquiries by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

EXPERIENCED COUPLE NEEDED ASAP – TOP SALARY. A Miami couple
is looking for a full-time, hands-on Estate Domestic Couple for
their large residence. The ideal couple will have prior
experience working on an estate and/or yachts, be fluent in
English and possess a service heart with a keen eye for detail.
Responsibilities will include overseeing all vendors, cooking,
serving, hands-on housekeeping, running errands, driving,
maintaining household supplies and inventory. A yachting
background is a plus but not required. Excellent administrative,
computer and household management skills are required.
Responsibilities also include managing household accounts,
scheduling preventative maintenance for the estate and
automobiles and, in general, ensuring that the entire operation
of the estate is run like a five-star boutique hotel. Wonderful
salary provided with a great benefits package. Must be able to
pass a complete security background check and be legally able to
work in the U.S. For immediate consideration, please email your
resume as a MS Word attachment, along with reference letters to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

A THREE ROGUE VALLEY home needs a caretaker, initially for 14 -
18+ months. This could become a very long term proposition if the
fit is right. Significantly reduced rent for stable person(s)
with excellent, verifiable credentials. Open to various skill
sets, but should be "country" folk at heart. Be the
owner's eyes, ears, and perhaps hands. We don't want square pegs
for round holes - so tell us what your availability, housing
location and needs are; and what skills and experience you bring.
Our home has great views and numerous amenities. We will reply to
queries of all who respond fully by January 30, 2010. Please
email caretakergazette@gmail.com (please include these words in
the subject line: “Oregon Caretaker Position”) and
then we can forward your email message to the homeowner.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Married Couple Seeks: Full-time year around caretaking position
for working ranch, lodge, or guest ranch. Over 20 years
experience in small business, property management, horses,
packing, hunting, farm and ranch irrigation, and large group
services. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, January 11, 2010

ARKANSAS

APARTMENT-ASSISTANT MANAGEMENT TEAM needed immediately. A large
apartment community is seeking outgoing teams/couples with good
people skills. Must live on-site. To apply, please come by and
drop off your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

CARETAKER COUPLE, experienced and dependable, wanted on 70 acre
horse farm near Pflugerville. Horse knowledge and handling
required, riding skills a plus. Work consists of caretaker
duties, including maintenance and minor repairs. Tractors and
other farm equipment are part of the responsibilities. Mowing,
gardening and maintenance of farm buildings, fences and residence
will also be required. 12 horses will require feeding, grooming,
exercising, some stall cleaning, and veterinary care as needed.
This is a first class new private horse facility. Current staff
includes a full time person responsible for daily feeding and
cleaning. We are searching for a married couple; both will be
expected to work. Pleasant 1,200 sq ft, two bedroom home provided
with utilities. Salary is $3,000/month for couple. Start in early
February. Please apply by fax at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks an individual or couple interested in
serving as a residential retreat center coordinator and event
manager. Preferred candidates will reside on the 170-acre wooded
property in Jarrett, VA (about two hours and 15 minutes from
Fairfax, VA) providing oversight for the Retreat Center
Operations, Fund Raising, Guest/Client Relations, Outreach and
Marketing, General Facilities Cleaning, Asset and Inventory
Management, Reservations Management, Bookkeeping and Accounting
and Facilitation of Spiritual Activities and Events for a new
non-denominational Christian church. Spiritual activities include
Sunday morning prayer service and Wednesday evening Bible Study
weekly. A college degree is required, in addition to excellent
communication skills, event marketing and management and computer
skills. Experience in event coordination, hospitality and
ministry are preferred. Benefits include a one-bedroom furnished
house with modern amenities, selected utilities and selected
expenses paid, in addition to a stipend of $2,000/month. No
smoking, drinking, or pets allowed. To apply, please mail your
resume and salary history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

MALE REGISTERED NURSE - 55 years old, certified in Psychiatry,
Chemical Dependency and Critical Care. 20 years experience in all
aspects of nursing. Experienced in caring for high profile
patients where confidentiality is of the utmost importance. My
wife of 23 years is 48, former Director of Housekeeping,
bookkeeper, restaurant and bar manager. Seeking a position of
private duty nursing for an individual in a home setting,
preferably in a warm climate. We are also experienced in property
caretaking. We are not looking for a Nanny or housekeeping
position. We require separate living quarters from main home and
have two small dogs and two cats that would relocate with us.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

CANADA

AN EXPERIENCED, ENERGETIC, APARTMENT CARETAKER is needed to
caretake a 25 unit, adult orientated, clean, well maintained and
nonsmoking building on Northern Vancouver Island. A good working
knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act is an asset. The
caretaker must be bondable and supply a criminal record check.
Please fax resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

RESIDENT/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE NEEDED for a non-profit camp, located
60 miles north of NYC in Cold Spring, NY. Caretaker will have
year-round work, with a wide range of skills needed. Electric and
HVAC experience a plus. Must be okay with heights of up to thirty
feet. Housekeeper will have seasonal work from mid-spring to
mid-autumn. Competitive salary, health benefits, pension, house,
heat and electric included. Check us out at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Please email your qualifications/resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE 

MARRIED COUPLE wanted to maintain a 10 acre lake property in a
suburb of Nashville in return for full room and board. Must be
diligent, self-starters who like working outdoors and very handy.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Self-reliant, motivated, resourceful 44-year-old female searching
for a caretaking endeavor. I am an owner of my own modest 4-acre
farmette and know what it takes to do the job right. Rest
assured, I would treat your property and animals with the same
respect and love that I would mine. I also am a home owner of a
small home in Maui. Grew up in Idaho and Montana but have lived a
handful of places throughout the US and Hawaii. My needs are
unique in that I have two dogs, cats, and horses that will need
to relocate with me. I am extremely hard-working, goal-oriented,
and always put my best foot forward. I keep a CLEAN home and make
every attempt to keep it odor free from the pets. I am creative
and love solving problems. Comfortable with horses and the
liability that goes with it. I have two tantamount attributes:
First, I CARE and am passionate about my job and tasks at hand;
second, believe in communication. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

CALIFORNIA

SEARCHING FOR AN EXPERIENCED RESIDENT MANAGER for a 38 unit
apartment community in the Hollywood area who will take pride in
living at our community and will ensure the quality of the
community is always A+. Duties will include leasing, monthly rent
collection, service of notices, keeping building clean, unit
inspection, asset quality inspection, tenant work order
processing, vendor supervision, unit turnover coordination, phone
and traffic reports, and leaking reports. Qualifications require
prior experience as a Resident Manager. Please you’re your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA 

LOOKING FOR A NON-SMOKING, MARRIED COUPLE to manage a beautiful
seasonal campground in western North Carolina. Would prefer
someone to live in the two bedroom, two bath house on the
property year-round, with time off in the winter. This is a
year-round job, although the campground is only open six months.
We provide housing on site, TV, phone, internet, utilities, and a
salary and need someone no later than April 1st. To learn more,
please visit our campground web page address at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please submit all inquiries to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT 

GREAT OPPORTUNITY available for a domestic couple. This estate
management position includes outdoor work (lawn care, gardens,
snow removal, painting and general repairs and maintenance) along
with indoor work (housecleaning, meal preparation and related
household items and matters). This is a full time position and it
is available immediately for a qualified couple. This position
pays up to $60,000 per year for the right couple plus other
benefits, paid vacation and holidays, a monthly health insurance
allowance and use of automobile. The couple should live in nearby
Rutland Town to qualify for the position and the qualified couple
must have 5+ years of housekeeping, cooking and ground
maintenance experiences. If interested and qualified, please mail
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Santa Monica, CA. Estate Sitter/Caretaker Available. Working
professional will provide excellent references for your peace of
mind, for exceptional pet care, home security, package/mail
collection and contractor management. I'm a 3x homeowner,
reliable, meticulous, very pet-savvy, non-smoker with my own
vehicle. Non-drinker; Non-Smoker. Available January 25th. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, January 4, 2010

GEORGIA 

SEEKING A CARETAKER FOR A HISTORICAL PROPERTY located in
southwest Georgia. The property is 3,600 square feet, with four
bedrooms, two baths, five fireplaces, numerous gardens, fruit
trees, grape arbors, and much more. Seeking an individual or
couple with some handyman skills (we pay for materials) as well
as assistance in re-furnishing the home in exchange for free
rent. Absentee owners require attention to detail to maintain the
integrity of the property for future use as a vacation home and
or bed and breakfast. To apply for this caretaker position,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

RANCH MAINTENANCE needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are looking
for a couple to maintain a Spiritual Retreat Center and Specialty
Vacation Rental. Skills required: Housekeeping - sweeping,
mopping, vacuuming, dusting, linens, laundry, dishwashing, trash
removal, general cleaning, assisting with event set up and break
down, and lending a hand where needed. Landscaping - watering,
weeding, planting, land cleanup, deadlimbing, fence maintenance,
and grass cutting. Animal Care - feeding, watering, bathing and
cleanup for dogs, cats, turtles and other animals as necessary.
Pool Maintenance - cleaning the fountain and pool water. Shuttle
Van Maintenance - car washing and interior cleaning. Equipment
Maintenance - maintaining game equipment, tools, bicycles, and
canoes. Flexibility Skills Desired: Electrical - outlet and
switch repair. Plumbing - PVC pipe installation and repair,
copper pipe installation and/or repair, toilet, drain, and septic
maintenance. Interest in construction, particularly sustainable
construction a great plus. Work hours are flexible, up to 20
hours per week in return for rent of a furnished room with
private bath for short term commitments and working into a
furnished apartment for long term commitments. For longer term
this will include a small salary as well. Benefits include:
Living in the peaceful countryside outside the romantic and
lively city of Guanajuato, with beautiful sunsets, hundreds of
birds, fertile soil, interesting and new foods, culture, and
participating in the building of a sustainable community. You
will meet people from all over the world, make new spiritual
connections, and learn about being a part of something greater
for the world. You will have the use of the Haciendas facilities
which include a swimming pool, basketball court, temazcals,
volleyball court, archery, classes, workshops and seminars,
fitness equipment, video collection, spiritual practice and
guidance, and more. You will have the use of the facilities for a
family visit after one year service. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

HOUSE-SITTING COUPLE NEEDED. Early March-Mid-April 2010 and/or
Early September-Mid October 2010. Ranch home on 10 acres, with
one playful dog and one cat. Near Burlington, Vermont - a
wonderful small city with great restaurants, entertainment.
Beautiful valley setting with Green Mountain and Adirondack
views. Bike paths/numerous hiking trails nearby. Four miles to
Lake Champlain. Non-smoking sitters who don't use alcohol or
other substances, and love animals. You'll need a car. You cover
the cost of utilities during your stay, and provide a security
deposit. Adults only. No additional pets. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

LOG CABIN ON GUEMES ISLAND needs a caretaker and some work. I am
looking for an honest, trustworthy individual with proven
carpentry skills and tools. Those skills will be used in place of
rent to work on several projects. The property is very private on
10 acres of wooded forest land. Currently, there is no bathroom,
(only an outhouse) kitchen or hot water. There is a wood stove
for heat only. All applicants will be vetted. Background and
reference checks will be done. Serious inquires only please.
Interested? If so, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with the
word "Caretaker" in the subject line.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Looking for a Caretaker/Ranch Manager position in the Austin
area. Abilities include: care and management of exotic and/or
domestic animals and their habitats, upkeep and care of cattle
ranch or horse farm, maintenance and development of new
construction projects, maintenance of estate home and property.
For more services available, please contact or
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Gary C. Dunn, Publisher

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