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Monday, December 26, 2011 

ALASKA

FULL-TIME WINTER LODGE HELP needed. Absolutely no pets, no drugs,
and no smokers. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX staff position helps with
telephone reservations, cleaning cabins and housekeeping, the
upkeep of lodge facilities, snow removal, hosting group meals,
trail grooming, and some care/feeding/training of our sled dogs.
This job is perfect for a single or couple looking to make some
money this winter while living cost-free in a quiet, remote
setting. Some days are very busy (especially when it snows) and
some days are very quiet with lots of time to read/relax. This is
a semi-remote location and candidates must be able to adapt to
life in a beautiful, but relatively isolated location. We are
located at Mile 113 of the Glenn Highway, approximately two
hour’s drive from Anchorage. Ski/snowshoe/hiking trails are
in abundance. Malls/cinema/nightlife are not. Must be able to
work unsupervised and have some mechanical aptitude/experience.
Vehicle is not necessary, but nice if you want to explore the
area on your days off. The winter season typically runs thru
mid-May. Five days on/two days off. $1,600/month plus tips, and
free room and board. For more information about this winter
position and application instructions please visit:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a coordinator to help run the
farm. The position involves managing the day-to-day affairs of
the farm, from food handling to managing interns, working with
plants and animals. The job is for six months, with the
possibility of extending that. We are looking for firm
commitments. Please do not apply for this job if you cannot
handle being in an isolated place for six months. A stipend of
$150 a month is paid. You will be provided with your own housing
with a photovoltaic system. Applicants need to send a resume.
Relevant experience would be remote living, time spent in the
humid tropics, time spent in the developing world, a PDC
certificate, and/or degrees in conservation, biology, or
agriculture development. A degree is not required, but the
ability to be satisfied living in a remote area is. This is a
good job for a couple. It does not pay much, but the location is
beautiful, and the work is satisfying. This job is not for
everyone. The farm is a working farm, and the day-to-day of
living here is not exciting. There are chickens to mind, ponds to
build, gardens to weed, tree nurseries to work in. The kitchen is
the hub of the farm, and much of the day is spent processing
food. There are few opportunities to get out, but within a
day’s trip from the farm are Maya ruins, caves, and the
booming metropolis of Punta Gorda Town, with a population of
6,000. The farm is remote, two miles from the nearest road, on a
river. It is a beautiful place, but has been too remote for some.
Do not apply for this job if you cannot handle being relatively
isolated, with periods of having dozens of students to be with.
There is a preference for graduates of a Permaculture Design
Course. This position is available immediately. For more
information about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and to apply, please visit
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/HELPER OPPORTUNITY available in Mendocino County. This
is a unique opportunity for a young, hardworking, energetic and
dependable couple who have experience growing food and who want
to live in the country on a 160 acre Botanical Sanctuary in
inland Mendocino County. Live in a small, beautiful,
hand-crafted, off-grid cabin (suitable for two people), in
exchange for weekly hours of outdoor physical labor: tend the
roads, weed eating, stuff shuffle, etc., as well as growing food.
Owner lives on property. One year commitment, 4WD vehicle and
references required. Please write a little about yourself (work
experience, food growing experience, interests, etc.) and include
your telephone number. Please mail to "Caretakers",
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

IOWA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE wanted to work with wean-to-finish
barns in the surrounding Oskaloosa area. The caretaker couple
will be working with a four person team. Work every other weekend
required. Being a team player is a must, and a valid
driver’s license is required. To apply, please stop out and
fill out an application at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: PET AND HOUSESITTER(S) IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
from January 2 to March 30, 2012. Because the caretaker I'd lined
up months ago just skipped out on her commitment, I'm looking for
one or two responsible persons to care for two adult dogs and a
four bedroom/2.5 bath home with woodstove, hot tub, and quiet
country setting immediately! Pet care, general house cleaning and
snow removal with an ATV and plow are the only duties. Rent, all
utilities, and future pet sitting gigs in the Cayman Islands,
where I'm relocating, at no cost. Perfect for winter sports
enthusiasts, retirees, photographers, and writers. Please contact
Bonnie at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a
Skype interview. For the identity of the caretaker who jilted me,
please send an email inquiry.

SOUTH AFRICA 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED immediately in the Northern Cape area from
January 1 through May 1, 2012. I am seeking a short to medium
term housesitter for a large country house in a small town in
South Africa. Must enjoy the countryside and a tranquil rural
setting. For more information, please email Justin at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Single woman, 51 years young, business and homeowner is looking
for a caretaking position or job in Nevada, Toronto or the
Netherlands as a Masseuse. This is an ongoing desire and I am
very flexible with my time. I do not smoke or drink, am healthy,
clean, honest and trustworthy. I would like to stay at least two
months and possibly longer if it works out well. One month
minimum. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON STATE - VERY ACTIVE YOUNG RETIREE - SUPER HANDYMAN and
wife seeking caretaker position/golf course/ranch caretaker/RV
ground ... etc. in Washington State will consider all of
Washington. Retired professional experienced in building
maintenance, grounds and equipment. Impeccable work histories and
outstanding references. Can be bonded. Interests include all
golfing, fishing and outdoors. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, December 22, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKERS WANTED in northwestern Queensland. A cattle station is
seeking caretakers to look after an established homestead and the
beautiful tropical garden here. Applicants must be tidy, honest
and reliable. Attractive wages/living package provided along with
flexible working conditions. If you are interested in this
position, please call Andrew or Annie at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed. In return for free housing at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, the caretaker provides evening security,
weekend afternoon staffing, light maintenance/handyman services
and special event assistance. This position is ideal for an
active retiree or part-time worker; couples are welcome. The
caretaker residence is in the north wing of the historic 1844
adobe and consists of kitchen, pantry, living room/dining area,
two bedrooms and one bathroom. No smoking or pets permitted in
residence. The caretaker may use the attached "private
garden" except when needed for museum events; the garden is
maintained by City of Long Beach. Utilities (except phone) and
refuse collection are included. The caretaker shall have one
weekend off/month and two weeks’ vacation annually. Minimum
qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent; able to
communicate well in English; ability to deal effectively with the
public and volunteers; general handyman/maintenance skills
(carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc.). Must pass a background
check. Interested and qualified applicants should request an
application form from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX References will be
required. Applications accepted until position is filled.

CARETAKER WANTED to live-in for a retired doctor in a beautiful
home in La Jolla. I am a retired, partially disabled Physician
from Stanford University, in need of an in-house assistant. I am
looking for a helper, in a very large three bedroom, three bath
luxurious condominium. I will provide a large furnished bedroom
and private bath, all of your food, a private computer and TV
line in your room. I will do so in return for your work in the
house five to six days/week, with adequate time off. Duties will
include laundry, cooking, cleaning, and some shopping. This is a
full-time job. There is an outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi in a
wooded setting. The home is truly luxurious. I enjoy classical
music, chess, photography, and art. I am also an inventor. The
successful applicant will have several years experience, some
medical assistance experience, a clean driving record although no
car is required. Written references are required. Please email
your application and tell me about yourself and qualifications to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

PART-TIME, ON-SITE CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a manufactured
home community in Lakeville. This Mobile Home Park is in a great
location right by the 35 split. Duties include leasing,
maintenance, bookkeeping and summertime grounds care. Handyman
skills are a plus. A three bedroom/two bath home is provided.
Added compensation starts at $750/month and free housing with
paid utilities, and flexible hours to fit your schedule. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please reference
Lakeville in the Subject line.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Prefer Texas Hill Country or other warm area in the USA. Short or
long term. Will care for your home/animals like they are our own
for free housing. Responsible, friendly, and trustworthy
52-year-old retired nurse and two lovely, intelligent, polite and
calm daughters, ages 14 and 22. We are a healthy and clean
Christian family. Prior home and business owner. Good Internet
access required. Non smokers/drinkers, no drugs. We are gluten
free, mostly vegan for health reasons. We all speak some Spanish
and have valid passports. Have a small income. Excellent
references available. Available any time after January 1, 2012
until ?  Will consider all offers. Please email Melody at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your offer and to schedule a webcam
interview or call Melody at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.
 
Friendly Confident Father available, with a loyal and strong
commitment, who has an ambition to go forward in any environment.
I have extensive experience in the construction field, hands-on.
I love to learn and am always up for a challenge. I am seeking a
position where I can grow and give my best to my employer. Skills
include painting, drywall, plaster, carpentry, bath and kitchen
remodeling; I have years of experience in the restoration of old
houses, landscaping, and gardening. Great references available.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, December 19, 2011

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/MANAGER. ARE YOU READY TO LIVE ON A LAKE WITHIN THE
NEXT 60 DAYS? You must be a retired couple for this caretaker
position. Since the perks outweigh the pay, you must have your
own outside income (social security, pension, dividends, etc.).
You will live year round on one of the most beautiful pieces of
property with 500 feet of lakefront on Clear Lake, California's
largest natural lake, 20 miles long. This is one of the best bass
fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located 2½ hours north of
San Francisco. You will manage and care for a four-unit resort on
five acres that is only busy less than ten weeks a year. Only 15
- 20 minutes to the town of Clearlake (Safeway and Wal-Mart) but
far enough away to give you the most peaceful and quiet setting.
Nonsmokers, no drugs, no alcohol and no dogs. Must have good
handyman and landscaping skills and be in good physical
condition. If you are the type that likes to keep busy each day
and especially on your own time schedule, do not pass up the
opportunity to check this fabulous property out. You will be
given a 750 square foot log cabin, one-bedroom (only suitable for
a couple), located fifty feet from the beach and dock, utility
allowance of $100, a telephone allowance, and a minimum monthly
salary of $300 depending on your skills and your qualifications.
If you would like to live on five private acres without major
expenses such as a mortgage and insurance, this is the place.
Single individuals need not apply. Interviews will be conducted
on the property. Please send resume, listing all of your handyman
and landscaping skills, outside income explanation, and current
references with addresses and telephone numbers to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or fax information to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GUATEMALA

LOOKING FOR A DOG/HOUSESITTER in Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan,
Guatemala from January 25 2012 for two weeks. The village is only
accessible by boat. You pay $20 for electric and $15 for gas as
well as walk Zita a minimum of two times a day for 20 minutes.
More/longer are welcome! You have to dote on her, bathe her, and
spend nights at home. Because of boat only access, this means
you're in the pueblo after 5:30pm. The property does better with
some care. A gardener comes 10 hours a week and he knows how to
keep busy on his own. However, with the dry season, an hour of
watering a day is needed (mostly with sprinkler but some hand
watering). I've had 8-year-olds and their Moms, 65-year-old
retired men, a couple in their late 30's, and others stay here.
Life here is somewhat physical with the boat passage, walking,
etc. It’s not for everyone. The most important criteria is
a dog lover who has respect for the house and awareness of the
responsibility that comes with that charge. There is no Internet
or television in the house. Posada Jaibalito has Internet and
Wi-Fi and is only a three minute walk away. Internet (for those
who need high capacity) is best from Panajachel, a 30 minute boat
ride away. The house is a two bedroom/one bath, with kitchen, hot
water shower, and is approximately 1,000 sq. ft. The property is
fenced. Zita has the run of the yard and house. It is a five
minute walk from the public boat dock. Basic groceries can be
bought in Jaibalito. More specialized items must be bought in
Pana, a 30 minute boat ride away. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested. Thanks.

LOUISIANA 

PERMANENT CARETAKERS needed for a 100-year-old South Louisiana
Hunting and Fishing Club. We are seeking a responsible, hard
working couple, with no children (pets are OK), to care for Club
property, perform housekeeping, security, and grounds maintenance
duties and prepare meals (dinner and breakfast) for Club Members
and guests Tuesdays through Sunday mornings. Successful
applicants must have good hospitality skills and take pride in
the work they do. This is a great opportunity and lifestyle for
the right couple. The slow season is January through March. Free
housing with paid utilities provided in a two bedroom/one bath
apartment with living room, large kitchen and a private screened
porch. Also, includes one marina wet slip with storage shed. The
caretaker will be paid a monthly fee for performance of caretaker
duties. The caretaker will also receive payment and gratuities
from members for guest fees, sale of ice and meals and
reimbursement of Club related expenses. Note: Caretakers are
being engaged as independent contractors and as such have the
opportunity to conduct other income producing activities such as
fishing, shrimping, crabbing, services for members, etc. so long
as those activities do not interfere with the caretaker duties.
Drug, Polygraph and background screening is required. References
will be checked. For more details and to apply please visit our
website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in St. Cloud, MN is
searching for live-on-site caretaker(s). Duties include cleaning
of common areas and shoveling of sidewalks 12 - 15 hours per
week. Compensation is a rent-free two bedroom unit. Qualified
applicant(s) must pass a background check, drug test and a
physical. Applicant must be income qualified. Qualifications
include high school diploma, caretaker experience and steady work
history. Applications must be in the HRA office by 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 29, 2011. Resumes may be faxed to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or dropped off or mailed to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA 

INNKEEPERS NEEDED. We are searching for a mature couple to run
our B&B in southeastern Oklahoma. We are a well established
Oklahoma bed and breakfast in the heart of the Kiamichi Mountains
near Sardis Lake. In addition to that, it is within 30 minutes of
the Talimena National Scenic Byway which is ranked among one of
the most beautiful places in Oklahoma. No children or pets
allowed for this position. To apply, please fax your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

I OWN AND OPERATE A RANCH in the Texas Panhandle and I am looking
for a full-time ranch hand to hire. This is a cow-calf operation
using Black Angus cows and bulls. We normally run about 500 mama
cows and calve out 60 - 70 heifers each year. I provide a house
with utilities and a vehicle to use on the ranch. I do use horses
for all my cow work, no four wheelers and no calf cradles. This
ranch is located on the north side of the Canadian River, about
halfway between Highway 70 and Highway 83. We are 22 miles north
and west of the town of Canadian. Salary is $2,000, room and
board, and a three bedroom house and utilities. Please mail us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Early retired, energetic couple currently house-sitting in
Florida wish to extend their stay in warm weather before
returning to their farmhouse up north. Traveling with a small,
very well behaved border collie mix (30lbs). Experienced in
maintaining their own ten acre property, with yard work, swimming
pool and animals. Interested in looking after your home and/or
pets for a few weeks at the end of January. All parts of Florida,
Georgia, North and South Carolina would be considered. References
available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, December 15, 2011

AUSTRALIA

A POSITION IS AVAILABLE in Robinvale, Victoria for accommodation
caretakers. This position would be suitable for a semi-retired
couple who are prepared to commit to at least 12 months work and
are capable of light to medium duties. A two bedroom,
air-conditioned unit is provided. Duties will include taking
bookings and payments as well as cleaning the facilities
including the kitchen and bathrooms as well as individual rooms
as they are vacated. This position would suit people with a
strong, confident nature and relate well to people of all
nationalities. Immediate start. To apply, please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

PARK CARETAKER needed on 50 acres in rural Hanford, CA. The
closing date for this position is 12/23/11. Must live onsite in a
provided home. We have one immediate vacancy in the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This position includes a competitive
benefits package including health/dental/vision insurance, salary
of $32,718 - $39,936 annually, and CalPERS retirement. Education
requirement: successful completion of the required experience is
proof of sufficient education. Experience requirement: two years
of experience in park or grounds maintenance work. Applicants
must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s
license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. A current DMV
printout is required with your application. DMV printout must be
submitted to Human Resources by mail, delivered in person, or
faxed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX before the 12/23/11 closing date,
and must be current. Online DMV printouts are not acceptable.
Applications may be obtained and filed online at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX when you click on “Park
Caretaker” or by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a property east of Le Grand, CA.
This would be great for a retired couple, with or without your
own mobile home. All utilities paid for except phone. A small
monthly allowance will be negotiable. Duties include inspecting
property when the facility is not in operation. Includes nights,
weekends, and holidays. Please fax your info/resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FRANCE

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Normandy, France from December 27, 2011
until January 2, 2012. The housesitter will also be responsible
for looking after my two dogs and two cats. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

CARETAKER NEEDED in Puna. I am looking for responsible persons or
person to caretake and manage the rental units on my property in
exchange for a free place to live! My place is six acres of ohia
trees, all solar, with gardens and rock landscapes. This is
simple life for simple people. I will be doing live interviews
here, from January 10 to 23, so please email me a resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Cheers!

NEW YORK

SHELTER ISLAND ESTATE is looking for two year round, full time,
live-in caretakers for housekeeping, cooking, light formal
service and driving. Please send resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

CAMP HOSTS NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will provide
electricity, water, garbage service, and a beautiful place to
live. You provide park supervision and a limited amount of park
maintenance. The ideal caretakers are two people who want to make
a difference for the community, can provide excellent customer
service to all park patrons, have a positive attitude, enjoy
people, are conscientious, enjoy working outdoors in a beautiful
setting, are active, own a newer RV, are excellent communicators,
and can commit for six months from April 1st, to October 31st,
2012. The position will remain open until filled.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Washington. A successful background check
is required prior to placement. For more information, please
click here:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Two responsible, professional women moving to Vancouver from
Ontario starting February 2012 interested in caring for your
house/pets. We are caring, responsible, non-smokers, non-drinkers
in our 30's. I am a Registered Massage Therapist and my partner
was a bridal salon business owner. She sold her business and is
going back to school in downtown Vancouver for one year while I
will be working. We are interested in a time period of one month
up to one year. We have numerous experiences house/pet sitting
over the last 10 years so references are available. Please email
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Starting January 23rd: responsible, newlywed couple seeking a
three-month minimum caretaking/housesitting arrangement west of
the Continental Divide in the US or anywhere abroad. We love dogs
and cats and have extensive experience caring for both. Cleaning,
organizing, gluten-free cooking; we do it all. Internet access is
a must; we run each of our businesses online. No kids or pets of
our own; we bring only a spirit of adventure, flexibility, and
two backpacks. Fantastic references available. Please reply to
Jessica at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY available in Mendocino County. This is a
unique opportunity for a young, hardworking, energetic and
dependable couple who have experience growing food and who want
to live in the country on a 160 acre Botanical Sanctuary in
inland Mendocino County. Live in a small, beautiful,
hand-crafted, off-grid cabin (suitable for two people), in
exchange for weekly hours of outdoor physical labor: tend the
roads, weed eating, stuff shuffle, etc., as well as growing food.
One year commitment, 4WD vehicle and references required. Please
write a little about yourself (work experience, food growing
experience, interests, etc.) and include your telephone number.
Please mail to "Caretakers", XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thanks.

CARIBBEAN 

CLIMATE ACTIVIST needed in the Caribbean. Study and teach about
the Environment. Start organic vegetable gardens, run environment
clubs, arrange beach cleanup actions, publish articles, make a
film. Help people become food, energy and climate secure. Six
months study and volunteer. Program fees apply.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXor email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

CARETAKER/RANCH HAND needed. Sold our cows and absent from ranch
for extended periods of time racing a few horses. Need an honest
dependable person who can work unsupervised. Duties to include
caring for horses here at the ranch, general ranch and yard
maintenance, flood irrigating and haying. Housing provided. Work
and personal references required. If long-term commitment
possibility to run 30 to 40 cows of your own. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

ADVENTUROUS FAMILY OF EIGHT seeks a farm/ranch/caretaking
position. Prefer the western slope of Colorado, but we are open
to any location. Father: corporate and youth
team-building/adventure facilitator, former USAF Chinese and
Russian linguist, grounds and site maintenance experience, light
carpentry, personal trainer, security experience, former
bizowner, click here to learn more: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Mom:
experienced in all levels of housekeeping, healthy cook, avid
gardener, completed beginner's farming apprenticeship in 2010,
massage therapist, nutritional consultant, home school mom and
teacher.  Kids: aged 5-15. We are hard workers, team players,
personable, and authors. All: adaptable, quick to learn, open for
the next adventure. Housing, utilities, and salary commensurate
with workload desired.  Please contact Kalvin Evans at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, December 12, 2011

CANADA

LIVE-IN MANAGER/CARETAKER required for a year-round motel in
Harrison Hot Springs, BC, right on the lake! Excellent English
and honesty a must. Good selling and organizational skills a
plus. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and indicate
your salary expectations in your cover letter.

FRANCE 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER CARETAKERS to look after our seven
horses and do some natural horsemanship with them, on our
beautiful 15th century Chateau in Limousin. The volunteer
caretakers can start after January 1, 2012 and stay for two
weeks, one month or longer. There are Frisian horses here that
have already had some Monty Roberts training and have had the
saddle on them, but we would like to continue their training and
get a rider on them. We also have another Frisian which only has
experience with carriage, but she has had a saddle on and has had
a rider on herm but she needs to start working more. There is
also an Anglo-Arab who has been ridden; he is a beginner because
he is mostly out on the fields instead of in training. We have an
outdoor horse corral, but it is not covered. We can offer
volunteer caretakers room and board and a beautiful French
country experience. If you have the right horse background,
please apply through our website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

CARETAKER/HOUSEMAN wanted to manage a small estate one hour north
of New York City. Minutes from the train and highways. The
property is four plus acres; greenhouse; gardens; five bedroom
main house; outbuildings; separate, private caretaker's cottage
with two to three bedrooms and two baths. Pet care is mandatory;
weekend cooking and serving; lawn care; building maintenance.
Prefer no additional pets; driving a necessity; prefer personal
vehicle for personal use. Trade rent for limited service; or part
or full salary available depending on skills and available time.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

A mature professional couple is seeking a housesitting or
caretaking position in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco,
Marin, South Bay as well as the Monterey Peninsula are all great
areas. We will consider all types of housing. We have pet care,
gardening and technical skills experience. Excellent references
available. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information. Thank you.

Friday, December 9, 2011

AUSTRALIA

ARE YOU SOMEONE WHO LIKES A CHALLENGE? We require a
caretaker/manager for a backpacker hostel in Sydney. There is a
maximum of 38 beds. The place has two floors of accommodation and
a roof terrace which will be set up with a BBQ. Assistance will
be provided with daily cleaning services, laundry service and
additional staffing for time off. Holiday pay and superannuation
included. There will also be incentive payments once the place
reaches 50% capacity. Accommodation will be also provided on the
premises. You will need initiative, people skills, computer
skills, ability to coordinate trades people when needed and be
able to develop a working relationship with the owners. Overseas
applicants are no problem; however a minimum of six months
commitment is needed, preferably ready to start before Christmas.
The place is located within 10 minutes of Central Station in
Sydney so it’s ideal for city living and close to all other
facilities. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to arrange an
interview or for further information.

CANADA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the suburbs of Montreal, Quebec, located 30
minutes outside of Montreal. I am looking for dog-sitter (Wheaten
Terrier) and housesitter for the holidays from December 25, 2011
through January 9, 2012. I live in a beautiful area, with
cross-country skiing at 200 meters in a nature park, along with a
lake and rivers. Please email Valerie at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more details.

NEW YORK

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Amagansett. Our couple is retiring
after more than 20 years. They live on our property and care for
our oceanfront summer home. We use the home from June to the end
of September only. We provide live-in quarters for a couple and
benefits, respect and kindness. There is significantly less work
to do in the off season. You can start now or early spring. To
apply, please send your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Extremely responsible and motivated individual in search of an
animal-friendly situation. I am a 44-year-old female with a
diverse professional background and many interests and skills. I
have many years in the veterinary, animal welfare and non-profit
fields, educated in the arts, have my own website
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) and am a published author. Very good with
people, animals, love to contribute, with a great life and work
ethic. Open to different opportunities, but most interested in
taking care of a home or property in Cape Cod where I grew up.
Anywhere from Falmouth to Wareham, or close surrounding areas. I
come with a dog and cat, both are shy but very nice. Most likely
available beginning in March. Personal and professional
references available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I am seeking a long-term property sitting situation. Remote areas
would be okay. I love organic gardening, year round. I once had a
natural health practice and may want to start it again near the
property. I have raised horses in the past, so I could care for
pets; but age-wise (58) would prefer not to pick hooves, for
example. I do have one successful short house sitting experience.
I am also curious about multiple person farm situations. How do
you see me fitting in? Please contact Farell at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between noon
and 2:00 Eastern.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

AUSTRALIA

LIVE-IN HANDYMAN/FARMHAND/CARETAKER required for a small horse
property in the Adelaide Hills. Duties include general
maintenance, fencing, tractor work, mowing, gardening, exercising
ponies, feeding and caring for horses and pets. Must be an animal
lover, honest, reliable, diligent and have experience with
horses. A separate residence will be provided. This position
would be very suitable for an active mature person. All
applications including references should be mailed to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

ENGLAND

STEWARD AND HOUSE MANAGER needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX(an
historic renovated house in North Warwickshire). The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX wants to employ a reliable and experienced
couple to act as a steward and house manager. The Trust's income
is derived from weddings, conferences, performances and social
events. There is a good salary package available which includes
accommodation on site. One of the couple must act as licensee for
the Hall. Please send for an application form and job
specification to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

HAWAII

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED. Responsible, experienced, competent
individual or couple wanted to care for a unique and beautiful
vacation home on five acres on the Island of Molokai. Must be
enthusiastic and adaptable to the rustic life on an island with
limited services. Must be capable of maintaining extensive
landscaping, provide housekeeping and maintenance duties and
personable, superior customer service for guests. Experience
living on Molokai desired but not required. No tobacco, drug or
alcohol users please. A small but comfortable cabin and
compensation provided. Please send a letter of interest to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

MINISTER/WRITER NEEDS A CARETAKER/HOUSESITTER POSITION. Hello, I
would like to take a moment to introduce myself. I am a
Minister/Spiritual Healer/Writer. I am looking for a caretaking
position in the San Francisco area or East/North Bay areas. My
ministry is very interesting as I am a “Spiritual
Healer” and “Spiritual Writer”. I am writing a
dynamic spiritual book about God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and
Guardian Angels. In my travels and journeys I have noticed that
properties need to be spiritually cleansed and cleared by a
positive force of energy. I would be more than happy to take care
of your home, pets and property, as well as clearing the energy
for you while you are away. Excellent references available! I can
be reached at the following email address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I look forward to hearing
from you soon. With abundant blessings, Namaste’ Remember
to pay it forward. Thank you for your help!

Monday, December 5, 2011

NEW MEXICO

HORSE CARETAKER needed in Albuquerque. Looking to hire a
responsible couple to work on a horse farm. Will provide free
housing, utilities, cable, plus a $1,000 monthly salary.
Responsibilities include feeding horses, stall cleaning, property
maintenance, overall horse care, and a six day work week from 7am
to 5pm. Background checks and periodic drug testing are
performed. Due to safety and fire hazards non-smokers are
preferred. Please mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

CARETAKER NEEDED on the North Oregon Coast (this is a great job
opportunity for a retired old coot). We are an RV
park/marina/cabin-renting facility that is looking for a
responsible, mentally aware (read: you need to be a light sleeper
and keep an eye on things when the owner is off property) fairly
ambulatory, flexible, intelligent, unencumbered (with either
drama issues or scads of animals) person to help with the
caretaking of our property. Our last "old coot" was
with us for 26 years and only left because he died. We don't care
about your age, and you can be a coot of either gender. You must
be able to live onsite for this job - which is located on the
Oregon Coast. The hours you will be needed will vary - hence the
requirement that you be flexible. Most of our needs are for
somebody who can keep an eye on the property and make sure people
are not wholesale stealing equipment or other items of value. On
occasion you will be asked to stand behind a cash register if I
or my clerks have other emergency issues to take care of - these
interludes don't usually last more than an hour or so. At other
times you may be asked to pick up items in town if you are in
town, or use one of our company vehicles if we need somebody to
run an errand. You may be asked to get seafood out of a live-tank
for a customer. You may be asked to answer questions about
rates/policies/or whether they're "catching anything"
right now. At times you will need to deal with the general public
and have a high tolerance for stupid (and repetitive) questions
and behavior. We're not interested in your
political/moral/religious affiliation, but excessive
drinking/drugging/domestic drama will probably not be conducive
to adequately performing of the job. If you enjoy the great
outdoors and don't mind the rainy weather of the Oregon Coast
this could be a good fit for you. If you have your own RV that
would factor into my offer. If you don't have your own RV we do
have accommodations onsite. Either way, lodging/accommodation
would be a large part of the pay package. All prospective hires
would need to visit the location and much conversation and
communication would ensue before any hiring would occur. If you
can type you can send me an email telling me a bit about yourself
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX If you can't type, like me, you can just
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and we can talk a bit about the job and
your unique qualifications.

PORTUGAL

HOUSESITTER WANTED in the Algarve region of Portugal over the
Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. The Algarve is the most
popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most
popular in Europe. I will need someone to care for my house and
animals at this time. Thank you for your attention and hope to
hear from you. Please email Petra at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Gold Bar, WA. Looking for a
mature responsible couple to be a live-in keeper of the Lodge,
and work caring for the Lodge, and the guests. Work is hands on
housekeeping of the Lodge, cooking for small groups, and
maintaining the lawn and garden. A second person can have an
outside income or job. Helps to be handy, organized, and be a
good cook. Small quarters, and utilities provided. Need a clean
neat person, with a love for cooking and gardening, Hospitality
is a 24/7 job, working weekends and holidays. Not a lot of time
away from the Lodge. No smokers and no pets due to guest
allergies, also not right for people with kids living with them
due to the many guests staying there. The Lodge website is
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX where you can learn a lot more about us and
from there you can respond by email only, (no phone calls) and
write a bit about yourself and why you would like this job. This
is a beautiful place to live and a no commute job.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Healthy, non-smoking, discreet 50-year-old college educated male
is looking for a resort or property management position in the
Caribbean. I am trustworthy, honest and dependable. I would be
interested in a long term position. Taking care of guests and
property would be my number one goal. I have extensive computer
and audio visual skills. I am also proficient in maintenance,
pool care, landscaping, customer service, general carpentry pet
care, light cooking and have a great work ethic. Hobbies:
Snorkeling, fishing and boating. Please contact 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for property caretaking or personal assistant exchange
for room and board in the United States. I am in my early 30's, a
female aesthetician, artist and a swimmer with my dog - a Golden
Retriever. I'll send my background check. Right now I'm on the
east coast Mid-Atlantic region, don’t have a car and will
need to be relocated. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, December 2, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER MANAGERS needed. We are searching for a couple to
manage a small retirement village in the Burpengary, Queensland
area. The caretakers must be experienced in gardening,
maintenance and office administration. Accommodation is included
with this position. To apply, please fax your resume(s) to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Burpengary.  

CANADA

A FULL-TIME, ON-SITE, RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE is required for a
100+ unit building in Vancouver, BC. Duties include (but not
limited to): renting suites, move in and move out inspections,
monthly deposits of rent, tenant relations, cleaning, minor suite
maintenance as well as grounds maintenance services. The
successful candidates will be fluent in English and have
knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act. In addition, candidates
must have excellent communication and problem solving skills, as
well as experience in minor plumbing, minor repairs. Candidates
should have at least two years of experience. A competitive
compensation package will be offered to the right candidates.
Please apply on line now at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

A WEST KENT COTTAGE IS AVAILABLE rent-free for five mornings a
week housework. This would be very suitable for an energetic
person whose partner has their own occupation. This is not
suitable for a retired couple. No children. Must have a clean UK
driver’s license, excellent references and a detailed CV.
Please call Juanita at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

NEW JERSEY

EXPERIENCED COUPLE PREFERRED but an experienced single will be
considered for innkeepers of an established year-round bed and
breakfast in Atlantic City, NJ. On site housing provided and
required. Our primary need is marketing and sales but duties also
include office administration, maintenance and some housekeeping.
Please email your work history, relevant experience, salary
expectations and availability to the owner at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

MINISTER/WRITER NEEDS A CARETAKER/HOUSESITTER POSITION. Hello, I
would like to take a moment to introduce myself. I am a
Minister/Spiritual Healer/Writer. I am looking for a caretaking
position in the San Francisco area or East/North Bay areas. My
ministry is very interesting as I am a “Spiritual
Healer” and “Spiritual Writer”. I am writing a
dynamic spiritual book about God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and
Guardian Angels. In my travels and journeys I have noticed that
properties need to be spiritually cleansed and cleared by a
positive force of energy. I would be more than happy to take care
of your home, pets and property, as well as clearing the energy
for you while you are away. Excellent references available! I can
be reached at the following email address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hearing from
you soon. With abundant blessings, Namaste’ Remember to pay
it forward. Thank you for your help!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Cambridge, England from December 23rd 2011
until January 2nd 2012. Must be dog lovers, and be able to care
for my dogs, and also must be very tidy people. If you available
during this Christmas period, please email Lorna at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information. Thanks.

MONTANA 

RANCH HAND needed for a position in central Montana on a
diversified family farm and ranch operation. We raise cattle,
wheat, barley, and hay. We’re seeking a long-term employee
who wants to take a vested interest in the operation. This
position has the opportunity for advancement. Tasks may include
cattle work (gathering, doctoring, calving, feeding, fencing,
etc.); farming (operating tractors, trucks, various implements);
trucking (delivering grain to the elevator); and maintenance.
Position is in a very rural area with a small town (the
population is 175, with a small K-12 school) nine miles away and
a larger town is 45 miles away. The nearest shopping mall is a
2.5 hour drive. Housing provided and salary will depend on
experience. Feel free to ask questions by emailing 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PALAU, WESTERN PACIFIC

WE’RE LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER, ideally a couple, to look
after our simple, off-grid house on Angaur, an outer island of
Palau in the South Pacific. Palau is a former-U.S. territory
located 1,000 miles south of Guam. This is a challenging and
unpaid assignment not dissimilar in its intensity and remoteness
to the Peace Corp. Responsibilities include general maintenance,
maintaining good relationships with the community, and preparing
for occasional visitors. Starts March or so, 2012. You will need
to make a one year minimum commitment. For photos and job
description please visit:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Current U.S. public safety executive and wife seek longer-term
caretaking/management position in the Caribbean, especially
Panama. Retiring with 30 years continuous public safety service,
including that of a part-time Christian college adjunct
instructor. Excellent communication skills
(written/verbal/computer), very dependable, exceptional
integrity. Can provide owners with a sense of security for the
care of their property/business. Have excellent organizational
skills and attention to details. Non-smokers, healthy and active
outdoors people who also have extensive cattle farm
management/work experience. Total client confidentiality
provided, have current passport. Resume and strong public
safety/work references available immediately upon request. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX evenings or email at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA."Work gloves" gentleman's butler: Estate
manager/butler/project coordinator. 40's, fit, family gentleman.
Currently employed three days per week, interested in one - two
day per week position in the Charlotte, Mooresville, Salisbury,
Winston-Salem area. Experienced in restoration, project
management, and home maintenance and cleaning. Long-term historic
restoration/renovation situation ideal. Resume and references
available. Serious inquires only please,  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, responsible (40’s) female journalist covering
winter Caribbean sailing events seeks long term house/pet sitting
position in the Virgin Islands, January through May 2012.
Holistically minded, non-smoker, nature lover and eco enthusiast,
I seek a serene, pet friendly space to write.  My companions,
Cisco (7-year-old cocker/lab) and Shadow, (3-year-old short hair
feline) enjoy traveling and making friends wherever we go. We
welcome the opportunity to give loving attention to your home,
pets and garden. Writing samples and references are available on
request.  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, November 28, 2011

AUSTRALIA 

PET/HOUSESITTER needed in Oakden, South Australia from February
27 to June 12, 2012 for my three bedroom, two bathroom, low
maintenance house. Peppa is a three-year-old inside Spoodliear,
very playful still, who needs lots of interaction and walks.
Peppa needs to be fed twice a day, and because she has a weak
stomach, there should be no feeding bones with rich meat or human
foods, strictly no food other than what is provided. I have a
nice size yard with a porch. You can use my Foxtel television,
washing machine, dishwasher, stove, oven, and fridge. Tasks:
mowing lawns, maintaining garden front and back, watering plants
and grass, maintaining the fish tank, have basic cleanliness, and
holding mail. If you are in the Oakden area, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Palmdale, CA, for an immediate year-round
position. This is a long-term house and pet sitting assignment.
The homeowner works out of state, and has an older poodle and an
invisible fence around the house. Some dog walking, feeding and
care required along with some yard maintenance. For more details,
please contact Karen via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PERSON OR COUPLE to help our returning
housesitters/caretakers during the busy times of July and August
at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on Lac La Hache in British Columbia.
Some of the duties you will be expected to help with are cleaning
of washrooms, gardening/weeding, cutting grass, covering front
office, and general tidy up of the resort. Approximately 15 to 20
hours per week. We offer a two bedroom cabin overlooking the
lake. If you have a love for the outdoors, fishing, swimming,
camp fires etc., then this could be an ideal place to spend the
summer. The resort is about six km from Lac La Hache and 25km
from 100 Mile House, so you will need your own transport. The
website for the resort is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please feel free
to send an email and ask any further questions you may have to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

CAREGIVER/COMPANION wanted for my 80-year-old husband who
sustained a brain injury. He only requires someone to walk with
as well as fix breakfast and lunch, no bathing or dressing or
physical care required. Living on the premises – on the
beach – is a must. Wanted:  a woman over 50, non-smoker,
vegetarian/healthy eating and cooking, athletic, who likes early
6 am walks. We live in a beautiful, very small community on dirt
roads with fabulous beaches and lush jungle, known for good
surfing, yoga centers and healthy holistic living. Our climate is
hot all year and we do not live in air conditioned environments
so we are looking for a woman who enjoys life without
air-conditioning. The ideal candidate is single; self sufficient
with major hobbies or works from home, has independent income and
can afford a car or other transportation. Must love cats and a
dog, speak English and some Spanish, is quiet, caring, assertive
and patient. We offer a fully furnished apartment suitable for
one person, in a lovely garden setting with pool, large deck and
just half a block from the beach, plus a small salary. Actual
work time is less than three hours per day, normally five days
per week. Extended work days are required when I am out of the
area. A five or six month minimum commitment is required. Check
out our town of Nosara located on the northwest side of Costa
Rica, on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a bird’s eye view. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are a woman interested in the
job.

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in the Robbinsdale/North Minneapolis
area. We are currently looking for a caretaking couple to live
on-site and caretake/maintain a 46 unit property. The property
will be available in December 2011. We are offering a one bedroom
apartment plus salary and benefits. Please have your own tools, a
vehicle, current drivers' licenses and car insurance. Experience
in apartment maintenance is preferred. Please have the ability to
lift/carry 25+ pounds. Must understand and follow both verbal and
written directions. Understand Fair Housing Laws. This position
will be expected to do the following: clean the property, inside
and out, snow removal, maintain the property, landscaping,
perform work orders, change locks, maintain operating HVAC
operating systems, trouble shoot any maintenance issues that
arise, apartment turn overs. There are many other duties not
listed. Complete work in a timely manner, be on call after hours
during the week, weekends rotate with other maintenance personal.
Maintain daily and weekly documentation of hours worked. Report
and communicate daily with the Property Manager. You will need a
Boilers License. The above description is just an overview and
could include other duties assigned by the Property Managers. We
need to fill this position immediately. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MISSOURI

HANDYMAN CARETAKER/GARDENER needed. We are looking for a mature
person to oversee, act as general handyman, and be responsible
for home/grounds on our five acre property in the St. Louis area.
This position requires an honest, responsible and trustworthy
individual. Knowledge of groundskeeping/shrubs a plus. Will need
to do light to moderate gardening. Requires four to six
hours/five days week/year-round. Salary will be $2,000/month and
a vacation of two to four weeks will be provided. Please fax your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Young, energetic family of three looking to escape wintery
Vermont for the month of January. Dependable, conscientious and
experienced house-sitters/caretakers with references. We've lived
off the grid, overseas, in rural isolation, and are open to just
about any opportunity, provided it's warm and sunny. We'd love to
be near water, and are particularly interested in the Caribbean
or Central America. We're passionate gardeners, yoga
practitioners and willing to provide general maintenance and
attentive upkeep. Our son enjoys watering plants, harvesting
fruits and veggies, and playing with animals. We welcome hearing
from you; please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

CALIFORNIA

BEAUTIFUL 39 ACRE Nature Education Center located halfway between
Mendocino and Fort Bragg on the coast of California is looking
for a semi-retired live-in innkeeper/caretaker couple to manage
overnight guest lodge, including guest services, outreach, upkeep
and maintenance. Looking for combination of computer/office
management, people skills, and maintenance/handyperson/grounds
management skills. Lodging provided in two bedroom house with
ocean view plus $1,500 per month stipend. Food garden on site.
Job begins in early 2012. No pets, no smoking, good landlord and
work references required. Please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

REGIONAL PARK MANAGER couple needed in Avonlea, Saskatchewan for
a seasonal position from April 15 to October 15, 2012.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX a beautiful campground in southern
Saskatchewan, is looking for an energetic couple to manage the
campground next year. Duties include maintaining the grounds,
pool, campground and buildings as well as looking after bookings,
etc. in the office. Working well with students and the public
would be a great asset. To apply, please mail your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My sweet dog and I seek a house sitting opportunity any time
between ~December 1st and January 2nd. I'm a teacher and my
companion is a friendly five-year-old Border Collie mix who loves
playing with other canines. Ideally, we're hoping for an escape
to a milder climate than the northeast corner of Washington where
we live. We wouldn't mind a stay in a large town or city
(culture!), but are open to anything. Our farm house on 200 acres
above Lake Roosevelt will be available for a snow-appreciating
house sitter to keep warm while we're away. Thanks! Please email
Valerie at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, November 21, 2011

ENGLAND

I NEED A HOUSESITTER in North Devon, not just any housesitter
though … next year our son is getting married and so we
are planning to take a few days off on either side and turn it
into a real break away. We haven’t had what I call a proper
holiday for over three years. But … to have a proper
holiday we need a housesitter – someone who will stay in
our house, walk and feed the dogs, feed the goats, llamas and
chickens twice a day, and make sure everything is locked up
against the nightly visit of the local fox (he/she doesn’t
come along very often but the night that they aren’t locked
up is the night the fox will turn up)! So, if anyone knows anyone
in the North Devon area who does that sort of thing, can someone
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Charente, France from 12/13/11 to 3/13/12.
This is a nice place for nature lovers. I am looking for a
retired couple or single person, animal lovers, non-smokers, and
no heavy drinkers or substance users. The housesitter will need
to look after a one bedroom cozy cottage (heating by log burner)
and look after two young cats to feed them and generally give
love and cuddles to them. Must keep the garden tidy. A car is
needed as this is a rural area. For more information, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

JAPAN

A KYOTO HOMEOWNER needs a housesitter from January 25th to
February 7th, 2012. I am looking for a responsible person or
couple to take care of three cats and stay in our house while our
family is out of country for approximately 10 days. For more
details, if interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MASSACHUSETTS

CARETAKERS NEEDED in Rehoboth. A local horse farm is looking for
a couple to exchange an apartment here for work. Must be very
self motivated and have experience with horses and farm
equipment. Will be required to maintain mowing, equipment,
gardens, weed-wacking, brush clearing and general horse handling.
This is a very active farm needing a very ambitious couple.
Applicants need to be adults, with no pets, and no smoking.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Mexico beach house (in Bahia Kino,
Mexico). I need someone to live in my Mexico house and handle the
rentals, pay the bills, and help remodel and maintain the house.
You will be my eyes and ears there. Please contact me through my
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My sweet dog and I seek a house sitting opportunity any time
between ~December 1st and January 2nd. I'm a teacher and my
companion is a friendly five-year-old Border Collie mix who loves
playing with other canines. Ideally, we're hoping for an escape
to a milder climate than the northeast corner of Washington where
we live. We wouldn't mind a stay in a large town or city
(culture!), but are open to anything. Our farm house on 200 acres
above Lake Roosevelt will be available for a snow-appreciating
house sitter to keep warm while we're away. Thanks! Please email
Valerie at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AUSTRALIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. After many years of service,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX live-in Caretaker is making a sea change.
This position is ideally suited to a semi-retired or retired
couple who enjoy interacting with and providing friendly service
to visitors to Canberra. The primary role of the Caretaker is to
provide after-hours check-in service to guests checking into the
Clubs accommodation. A one-bedroom apartment is located within
the premises of the Club and is provided as part of the package.
Interested parties should send their details to the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXAustralia.

CALIFORNIA

MAINTENANCE POSITION available:  Work and live in the redwood
coastal hills of Sonoma County, CA at beautiful
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a non-profit retreat center in the Tibetan
Buddhist tradition in northern California. Be in a spiritual
community of like-minded people dedicated to service to humanity.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking an energetic, hard-working
dedicated multi-tasker to join our growing team. Required skills:
plumbing, electrical, HVAC, mechanical, light construction,
compliance, trouble shooting, organizational skills, basic office
computer skills Couples may apply with the partner having
compatible experience in guest services, office, housekeeping,
kitchen, and garden. This year-round residential work-study
program combines meaningful work with opportunities for
self-growth. It is a demanding fully engaged lifestyle with work
six days a week, early evening classes four evenings a week. Need
not be Buddhist to apply but please have a sincere interest. Six
months to one year commitment. Includes vegetarian meals, housing
(shared by twos, cabins with private bath, outdoor deck), monthly
living allowance $150 per month, evening classes on the
philosophy and practice of Buddhism. Sorry we cannot accept
children or pets. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
details and application or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ENGLAND

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed ASAP to work as a Housekeeper,
Nanny, Family Cook, and a Gardener/Handyman. Our client is a
young couple with three very young children, living in a very
large family home in Wallingford (near Henley). Responsibilities
include: She: to include housekeeping (must be familiar with
antiques), childcare (new born experience essential) and family
cooking. He: gardening (20 acres), general maintenance, driving,
and some table service when required, Monday through Friday: 7am
-7pm with a one hour lunch, and Saturday mornings. Accommodation:
A two bedroom furnished apartment at the gatehouse, with all
utilities included. Salary: £800 net per week. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resume, references,
and recent picture at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Albany, GA. Looking for full-time,
live-in caretaker for an elderly couple in a beautiful
neighborhood in Albany in Lee County. Compensation and time off
are negotiable. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested
and leave a message if no answer. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

PORTLAND, MAINE: Lively, responsible, friendly woman in
alternative health profession needs a home at no expense for one
month, January 2012. Will take great care of plants and pets.
Need smoke free, quiet environment, safe neighborhood. Have my
own car, and excellent references. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, November 14, 2011

AUSTRALIA

ONSITE CARETAKER needed for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a Community
Club for players aged three years to Senior Mens and Womens. Must
have your own caravan/camper or van. Duties include: cleaning of
clubhouse and surrounds and general maintenance. Live rent free
and get paid to clean! Applications with resumes to be submitted
to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXAustralia. Applications close Friday,
November 25, 2011.

CARIBBEAN 

LOOKING FOR a retired or semi-retired single caretaker or a
couple; a financially secure (since we are offering a minimum
modest compensation) mature applicant for part-time light duties
on a desirable location at a small Caribbean Inn. Free housing
provided on the resort's premises plus approximately $1,000/month
minimum in exchange for part-time chores. Applicant should be in
good health, resourceful, trustworthy and addiction and
drug-free. If you are handy, it would be a plus. For USA
citizens, a passport is not needed to fly from States to us
(Culebra, Puerto Rico). To get more information, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Position is open after December 1, 2011.

DENMARK 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Copenhagen, Denmark from December 19 to
December 30, 2011. Would you be interested in spending Christmas
in Copenhagen house and cat sitting for me? I have a one bedroom
flat right outside Copenhagen, close to public transport and five
minutes on foot from the sea. As I have to go away for the
Christmas holiday, I would like someone to live in my flat and
take care of my cats instead of just having someone coming and
feeding them every day. They enjoy human company and I don't like
leaving them alone for too long. I will be away December 19-30
but can be flexible with the dates if I just can sleep on the
couch while you are there (or I can arrange for someone to come
and feed the cats if you don't want to stay that long). Please
let me know if you are interested. Best regards, Annick at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

POSITIONS REOPENED: Live and Work on a private Georgia barrier
Island. Adaptable, versatile, flexible, hardworking, youthful
Caretaker Couple needed. Skills needed: boating, handyman,
mechanical, people, communication, housekeeping, self-starters.
Both positions: Physically demanding work.  Salaried positions.
Benefits: Housing and utilities provided; Health Insurance;
Retirement plan; Paid vacation. Please send your resume and four
references to Island, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced caretaker of a 48 acre coastal property in Big Sur,
CA looking for a new caretaking opportunity. The ideal situation
is within the Big Sur/Carmel area, but I am open and willing to
relocate as necessary. Bilingual (Spanish) professional male
formerly with the Coast Guard, C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency
Response Team) member, and experienced business manager/property
manager seeking property management position with on site living
quarters. Ability to oversee planning and execution of major
construction and routine maintenance projects (including getting
qualified bids for more extensive repairs and working with
network of contractors, plumbers, electricians, tree removal
professionals, etc.), provide on-site security and presence, work
with owner on budget and accounting for on-going routine expenses
and larger scale projects. Skills as a general handyman/painter,
gardener, with installation and repair of irrigation systems,
foundation stabilization and soil erosion control, home water
systems, insulation-removal and replacement, tree and brush
clearing, spa upkeep, and operating and maintenance of equipment
and tools. Personal and professional references available. Short
and long-term caretaking position wanted as soon as possible.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXThank you.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/MANAGER needed in North Brisbane, Queensland. We are
searching for a couple for this live-in position, in farm stay
cottages. Accommodation experience is required. To apply, please
phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Brisbane.

CALIFORNIA

MAINTENANCE POSITION available:  Work and live in the redwood
coastal hills of Sonoma County, CA at beautiful
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a non-profit retreat center in the Tibetan
Buddhist tradition in northern California. Be in a spiritual
community of like-minded people dedicated to service to humanity.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXis seeking an energetic, hard-working
dedicated multi-tasker to join our growing team. Required skills:
plumbing, electrical, HVAC, mechanical, light construction,
compliance, trouble shooting, organizational skills, basic office
computer skills Couples may apply with the partner having
compatible experience in guest services, office, housekeeping,
kitchen, and garden. This year-round residential work-study
program combines meaningful work with opportunities for
self-growth. It is a demanding fully engaged lifestyle with work
six days a week, early evening classes four evenings a week. Need
not be Buddhist to apply but please have a sincere interest. Six
months to one year commitment. Includes vegetarian meals, housing
(shared by twos, cabins with private bath, outdoor deck), monthly
living allowance $150 per month, evening classes on the
philosophy and practice of Buddhism. Sorry we cannot accept
children or pets. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
details and application or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

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GARDENER/HORSE CARETAKER needed to help maintain our Norco 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 and salary. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave
detailed information and phone number where you can be reached.

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RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER COUPLE needed for Adjacent Paso Robles
Property. We are seeking a very personable, high-energy,
motivated, self-starter couple with good communication skills and
experienced in hospitality services. Must be comfortable living
in a remote area outside of Paso Robles, California. We are
looking for qualified, hands-on professionals, with strong family
values and integrity. Couple must be equipped for Christian
Ministry events on the property.
 
Duties to include: Performing the day to day interior and
exterior maintenance, plumbing, mechanical and electrical work,
gardening and grounds keeping, scheduling and overseeing vendors,
vehicle care, laundry, and housekeeping with specialty cleaning
projects. Knowledge of boats and manual repairs a plus. Assisting
in hiring, training, and termination of the additional staff
members for the ranch as needed. Overseeing and assisting the
wrangler on property with additional duties to include handling
and upkeep of horses, burritos, chickens, and other pets.
Handling any and all emergencies should they arise. EMT training
is welcomed in a candidate and or interest in being trained as an
EMT. Interviewing and supervising all outside contractors,
scheduling of daily/weekly duties performed for grounds staff,
preventative maintenance for the home, boats and autos.
 
This is a year-round, full time position with an excellent salary
and some benefits, plus living accommodations in a separate lake
view house on the property. Salary is to be determined but will
be commensurate with experience. Couples should bring
competencies beyond those listed above, possibly including
building and land maintenance skills. We ideally seek a
person/couple with a minimum of five years’ experience in a
similar role, or someone who is currently working as an assistant
to Building Caretaker or similar, and ready for the challenge of
stepping up to the next level. The Estate Manager wears many
hats, and must be a stickler for details. 
 
Partner: Organic, healthy and physically fit, partner shall have
more "hands on" duties for the daily care of the
estates main home. This shall include anything from filling in
for the housekeeper duties as needed to prepare for the owners
arrival, managing of household accounts, orchestration of
functions, stocking and care of the household pantry, weekly
flowers for décor upon request. To also include assisting
the chef in preparation for formal or informal dinner parties as
needed. This position will carry the role of a handyman to
personal assistant at the main residence with strong
organizational skills being a plus. Some gardening is expected to
help keep the manicuring of perennial gardens and a small
vegetable garden beautiful year round. 

Applications by email only: please forward your cover letter and
resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXNo phone calls please. Thank you.
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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, November 9, 2011

AUSTRALIA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/HOUSESITTER required to take care of a three
bedroom house in Woopen Creek for an absentee owner. This is a
coastal cattle property in the northernmost part of the
Australian state of Queensland. This position would be suitable
for an active pensioner/couple. Must be interested in long-term
only. Please note this is not a paid position. To apply, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

RURAL CARETAKERS needed. This is a unique opportunity for a
young, hardworking, energetic and dependable couple who have
experience growing food and who want to live in the country on a
160 acre XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  in inland Mendocino County. The
caretakers will live in a small, beautiful, hand-crafted,
off-grid cabin (suitable for two people), in exchange for weekly
hours of outdoor physical labor: tend the roads, weed eating,
stuff shuffle, etc., as well as growing food. A one year
commitment, 4WD vehicle and references are required. Please write
a little about yourself (work experience, food growing
experience, interests, etc.) and include your telephone number.
Please mail to "Caretakers" XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thanks.

COLORADO 

HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER needed. Seeking a single individual or
couple to fill a permanent full-time housekeeper position and
part-time caretaker position for 300 acre Colorado Springs area
horse property. Primary responsibilities are housekeeping
(experience desired) and horse care/feeding (one dozen horses,
experience required). Facilities maintenance is secondary.
Compatible animals welcome. Housing and utilities provided;
salary and benefits negotiable. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or contact via XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ITALY

HOUSE/PET-SITTER WANTED in Chianti, near Sienna from December
20th - 30th. We are looking for a housesitter for Christmas 2011
to look after our house and our cats. The house is in the
countryside, four 4 kms of the nearest town in the heart of
Chianti. Our cat goes outside for walks on a lead in the garden.
We also have two other cats who live outside and they need to be
feed, but it's not very time consuming! We live 25 minutes away
from Sienna and 45 minutes from Florence, both lovely places to
visit during the day. We are looking for a very responsible and
cat loving person(s). We look forward to hearing from you. Please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Multi-talented couple available. 15 years experience performing
household tasks and aiding busy people manage their lives in
formal and farm setting. House manager/housekeeper, cook, driver,
personal assistant, handyman, vehicle manager (cars and boats and
other watercraft), landscaper, event coordinator, companion,
caretaker and security. Available to travel. Gated estates,
condos, private home. Strong computer and business skills.
Experience with both senior couple setting, plus high profile
family with children and multiple pets. Polished professionals.
Impeccable references. Live-out position preferred and our
location is flexible, but we prefer New England. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CALIFORNIA

FARMER/MANAGER needed to run 700 acres of ranch in the high
desert, 2,000' elevation, in northeast Kern County. We are
searching for a manager team which is competent in forage
production, irrigation, equipment maintenance, record keeping and
upkeep of several residences on the property. The operation
includes a 40 to 60 pure bred cow herd, 20 plus goat herd, and a
private hunting operation. This position includes a caretaker
residence. English and Spanish speaking are required. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

A VERY EXPERIENCED COUPLE is needed for a villa in the South of
France. We need a Cook/Housekeeper - Handyman/Houseman. The
Cook/Housekeeper must be an excellent cook who is used to dinner
parties. Self contained accommodation will be provided. This
position cannot accommodate any dependent children. Please email
your CV and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
ITALY

A HOUSESITTING COUPLE with driver’s license is needed in
Sicily from December 2011 to February 2012. Our house is located
in a vineyard area, at 200mt above sea level and at 15 km
distance from Alcamo. We have produced wine since 1993. The
country around here is extremely beautiful, and you can have nice
walks and trips around. The house has a garden, a kitchen garden
with organic vegetables, and fruit trees. Some dogs and cats live
with us, outdoors. If you enjoy silence and the quiet of the
countryside, with the opportunity to get to Alcamo in 20 minutes,
you would love to live here. For more details, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in the Highway 620 area of Round Rock,
TX. Need a job? Need a place to live? Need food? A disabled adult
female needs a full-time caretaker/housekeeper/cook (5-7 days a
week). Room and board provided plus a weekly salary. Must be
dependable/drug free, honest and have a valid driver’s
license. Will also provide bedroom furniture, private bath, TV,
cable/internet access, van and car insurance, and all utilities
as well as groceries. No lifting required. Need someone as soon
as possible so please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
availability, salary requirements (we can't pay a lot but provide
almost everything you need), past experience (not required but
could be beneficial) and background information. Thank you.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

House Sitters and Property Caretakers available: Mature,
reliable, trustworthy couple seeking an immediate 6-month
housesitting or property caretaking position in the San Diego
area or along the southern California coast. Experienced with
pets, landscaping, gardening, and home care. We are drug-free,
non-smokers and are clean and healthy. Please contact us at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, November 7, 2011

MINNESOTA

PART-TIME CARETAKER needed in Maple Grove. We are looking for a
part-time caretaker for a 240 apartment lakeside community in
Maple Grove. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. We are
searching for a caretaker with a superior work ethic, and having
a great attitude is a must. A two bedroom apartment is provided
plus $300 month. Must live on site. A three occupant maximum and
no pets. To apply, please fax your resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PORTUGAL

HOUSESITTER WANTED near Pedrogao Grande in central Portugal from
mid-December 2011 to the end of January 2012. We live in a
beautiful small hamlet nestled in the hills of central Portugal.
There are four houses which until recently lay abandoned for 60
years. The river Pera runs through the valley and a fresh water
spring delivers our drinking water. We, Miguel and Shobha, live
here with our one-year-old baby, Saul, and are restoring part of
the hamlet and reclaiming the land. We are planting trees,
setting up an organic permaculture garden and working on
providing a retreat and workshop space. The set up is pretty
basic for the moment: solar shower, outdoor (but covered)
washing-up station, five minute walk to the spring to fetch
drinking water. We have a solar set up for electricity and we
pump river water for washing. The house is heated by wood
burners. We have two very friendly cats who will need feeding and
loving. We are one kilometer away from a very small village and
four kilometers from a small town. If you are interested in
housesitting for us from mid-December 2011, for around six weeks,
please get in touch and we will be happy to answer any questions.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Málaga, Spain starting in January
2012 for a period of six to 12 months, flexible. I need someone
to housesit my country house in southern Spain, and take care of
my three dogs. My home includes a self contained one bedroom
annex. My house is located one hour from Marbella and is only
five minutes from the nearest village. Please call Jamie in Spain
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Responsible and nurturing teacher looking to house and pet sit
over upcoming holidays in Madison, WI. I am reliable, flexible
and have great references. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional, energetic, mature couple experienced in caring for
and managing an historic Bed & Breakfast Inn in the Midwest
is seeking estate or property management position. We are
experienced in repairs, light carpentry, marketing, pet care,
landscaping, gardening, cooking, baking and housekeeping. We also
have experience maintaining electrical, plumbing, heating and air
conditioning systems. We are focused, honest, hard working and
responsible. We are willing to relocate and can be reached by
phone, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or by email at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, November 4, 2011

CALIFORNIA

MOTEL RESIDENT MANAGER COUPLE needed in Angels Camp, CA.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an energetic, self-motivated
management team with a "can do" attitude to reside and
manage the operations of this 55 unit motel. The couple must be
professional. Qualifications consist of a High School Diploma or
equivalent, computer skills, two or more years hospitality
experience, two or more years supervisory experience and the
ability to handle a fast-paced work environment. Duties include:
front office, hiring/firing and supervision of support staff,
customer service, housekeeping, maintenance, landscaping and
repairs. This is the perfect opportunity to live and work in the
beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Please fax your resume and
salary history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO

PARK CARETAKER AND GUEST RELATIONS couple needed. Please click
here to view the complete job description: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Then to send in your application, resume and three professional
references please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and download an
employment application here then mail your application to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GERMANY

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. A 54-year-old lesbian needs a caretaker for
her 11-year old cat in a beautiful quiet part of Hamburg. I've
got three rooms, a bathroom and kitchen and some plants on the
balcony which will need watering, too. The subway station into
the city is within two minutes walking distance and the subway
into the city takes about 20 minutes. There are some beautiful
state parks and nature areas around here and a bicycle to use.
Inside, I've got a trampoline if you need working out. There are
also health centers around. I want to go for medical treatment
for three weeks from November 12 to December 2, 2011 and I would
like to have a reliable, responsible, non-smoking, non-drinking,
drug-free housesitter. Lesbians are very welcome! Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Costa Daurada Spain sitter from December
9th 2011 to Easter 2012 (Sunday, April 8, 2012). My mother is
going back to England and needs a housesitter for her house and
pet dog. The house is three to four miles from L'Ametlla de Mar,
Spain. There are no mains/facilities, but she has solar panels, a
generator and a cistern (well). For more details, please email
Elaine at  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 have reliable transportation. 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 or email 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. I can provide great
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

CALIFORNIA 

COUNTRY CARETAKERS wanted to work in exchange for your rent in
trade for a two bedroom/two bath residence on a Sonoma County
farm and vineyard. Gardening and help to maintain the grounds,
homes and outbuildings is needed. Must have experience with
landscaping and knowledge of irrigation systems. Solar
installation or interest would be a plus. A background or work
history related to construction to be able to repair/replace
electrical and plumbing is desired. Tools of the trade would be
helpful. No smoking - no drama and please be mature, with clean
backgrounds. Residence is private, gated, and located about ten
miles (15 minutes - remember it is Country) from the Healdsburg
plaza. There is ample, uncovered parking. Must have reliable
transportation as we are not near public transport or bus lines.
Water and garbage are included, propane and electricity costs
average about $100 per month, if you practice good energy
conservation. High-speed internet available. Phone lines and
DirecTV available. The property is on a septic system and septic
safe products and use are required. A refundable $1,500 deposit
is required upon move-in. For more information and to request an
application please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
"Caretakers" in the subject line. Thanks!

COLOMBIA 

THE COLOMBIAN NGO PROAVES and its tourism subsidiary
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX runs a recently renovated historic 14-room
eco-hotel in the village of Minca, on the slope of the Sierra
Nevada de Santa Marta. The hotel is just 35 minutes from
Caribbean beach resorts and lies within the coffee belt, on the
route to the famous El Dorado bird reserve. We are seeking a
person or ideally a couple who can live at the hotel (in a
private on-site house provided) and manage tourists. We would
offer a basic salary and also a proportion of income generated.
We are looking for an individual or couple who are efficient,
honest and hard-working to manage the hotel including bookings,
accounts, hotel staff, bar/restaurant, and marketing. Experience
with managing people and having the ability to communicate
effectively in Spanish and English is essential. An interest in
conservation and the environment is desirable, in order to help
promote the hotel and the town as an eco-tourism destination,
both to foreigners including birdwatchers and the national
market. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please send a
cover letter explaining why you would be the ideal candidate, the
salary you seek and a maximum two page CV to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in London, England from January 17th to
February 21st 2012. I have a lovely one bedroom flat in Heme Hill
in South London. My flat is very close to great transportation
links. The housesitter will need to feed one elderly cat. For
more information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Housesitters and Property Caretakers available: Mature, reliable,
trustworthy couple seeking a housesitting or property caretaking
position from May through August 2012 in the San Francisco Bay
area or along the California coast (Big Sur through Mendocino).
Experienced with pets, landscaping, gardening, and home care.
Non-smokers, non-drinkers, clean and healthy. Please email us at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, October 31, 2011

ALASKA

HOSTEL - HOUSEKEEPER, CARETAKER wanted in Girdwood, now through
April 30, 2012. We are in need of a live-in caretaker to clean
and assist with guest check-ins in exchange for housing. We do
offer part-time paid work depending on business. The work load is
typically light so employment elsewhere would be necessary if the
income is needed. Must be outgoing, very neat, personable, and
willing to share space with travelers from all over the world. We
are located one mile from Alyeska Resort. Please mail your resume
and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

HOUSESITTER/PET-SITTER WANTED in Cranbrook, British Columbia
starting January 8, 2012. Would like to have someone or a couple,
to look after two older though still mobile dogs for two to three
months (our dates are flexible). One of the dogs is a Lab, and
the other is a Sharpie mix. Taking care of house and plants as
well as clearing of sidewalks would be the basic requirements.
The good sized house is across the street from an elementary
school and there is a lot of pedestrian traffic. There is parking
for a vehicle and the transit bus is steps away. It is only seven
blocks to downtown. A variety of activities are accessible in the
area. Let us know if you are interested in spending some time in
the Kootenays! Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

A MIAMI BEACH APARTMENT COMPLEX is looking for a couple to live
in a rent-free apartment and manage our apartment building. Must
be an experienced maintenance person with your own tools. A
partner will need to collect rents, do minor bookkeeping, etc. To
apply, please forward resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO 

LODGING MANAGERS needed. We are looking for a couple to live
on-site and manage and maintain a lodge, cabins, and property in
Red River, New Mexico for the upcoming winter season, 2011-12. An
experienced construction person, with well rounded building
maintenance skill-set is a must. The office management position
requires solid people skills, with computer skills, as well.
Please send resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA 

LOVELY RURAL VIRGINIA SETTING available, next to a meditation
center. However, there is also an army base and hunting club
nearby. Small house needs fairly major repair but has all the
necessities for a person with tools and construction skills. Free
rent plus materials required. You pay utilities. Only qualified
individuals with references will be considered. Needed ASAP for a
six month to one year term. Rent applies thereafter. Please email
 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
WISCONSIN

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT position available in Waupun, WI. The Gateway
Senior Apartments (48 units) is looking for an on-site caretaker.
The caretaker will live rent-free here. This part-time position
is responsible for providing light maintenance and housekeeping
services for the common areas. Must live on-site at this
non-smoking building. To apply, please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Housesitters and Property Caretakers available: Mature, reliable,
trustworthy couple seeking a housesitting or property caretaking
position from May through August 2012 in the San Francisco Bay
area or along the California coast (Big Sur through Mendocino).
Experienced with pets, landscaping, gardening, and home care.
Non-smokers, non-drinkers, clean and healthy. Please email us at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CALIFORNIA 

GUEST RANCH ON-SITE CARETAKER needed for a 165 acre cattle and
sheep Guest Ranch with three rental rooms in Groveland, CA. Live
and work with guest services, animal care and groundskeeping
duties. Salary will be $800/month for 25 hours/week (minus
housing/utilities costs). Our property is located 16 miles from
Yosemite National Park. The caretaker must be able to lift hay
bales at times, interact with guests, and do groundskeeping
duties. You can see our property at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and ask for Ann.

GERMANY

HOUSE SITTER WANTED in Bad Kohlgrub, Bavaria, near
Garmisch-Partenkirchen from November 15 until December 20, 2011.
My home is located in the Alps, south of Munich, at a height of
1,000 meters. I have a lovely quiet place, in total nature, next
to a village, five minutes away by car, and 15 minutes walking
time. The housesitters should be good guards, reliable, clean,
need to love nature, and take care of some plants and one cat.
Please call Christin at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH AFRICA 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Hanover, South Africa from November 5, 2011
– February 10, 2012. I am looking for a reliable
housesitter for my rural country house in the center of South
Africa. This would be ideal for someone travelling the country
and looking for a base. My house is a 19th century, four bedroom
home, and is situated in a quaint rural village. An older couple
or single is preferred. A security deposit is expected. Photos
and description are available. For more information, please email
 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Trustworthy couple seeking housesitting/caretaking position from
mid-December in New York City. Any length of time suitable, the
longer the better: maximum 11 months. We are mature, responsible,
young professionals moving to Manhattan to work; currently in New
Zealand. A home in Manhattan or its surrounding boroughs is
preferred. Experienced pet owners who welcome looking after your
pet. We are non-smokers, non-drinkers and notoriously tidy.
Duties negotiable in exchange for rent-free living. Also open to
house exchanges with a four bedroom home in Hanmer Springs, New
Zealand. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, October 24, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER required for a residential home. My home is on a scenic
property in southwestern Sydney. This position would be suitable
for a retired person. You can live here rent-free in a flat, plus
a small wage will be provided. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to apply for this caretaker position.

CALIFORNIA 

LIVE-IN, BILINGUAL, CARETAKER needed in the Fresno area for an
elderly woman. Room and Board plus $2,000/month provided. If you
live in the Fresno area and would like to apply for this
position, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ENGLAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Cropston, Leicester wish to appoint a
Resident Warden to this Almshouse Charity which houses 10
Anglican ladies aged 60 plus. The post would suit a single person
or a couple. This is a pleasant environment, with accommodation
provided free of rent and water charges. Nursing experience not
necessary but would be useful. The salary is £7,350/year
and the position starts on the 28th of November 2011. For further
details and job specifications, please write to the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER WANTED for a large ranch property in North Central
Washington, near Tonasket, WA. Duties would include general road
maintenance (plowing the access road in the winter, clearing
fallen trees in the spring, and mowing in the summer). Other
duties include light cleaning, occasional fence mending (to keep
the cows out), and patrolling the property. The ranch is managed
for wildlife and is fully fenced. The Caretaker would occupy an
adjacent property with a newer log sided two bedroom home. The
ideal candidate would be retired, love nature, know how to run a
small tractor, have some farming knowledge, a strong list of
references, and be financially stable. This job basically
involves free room and board in exchange for watching the
property. If you feel you are a good fit, please mail your
resume/letter to: Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

LIVE-IN CARETAKING COUPLE available. Mid 30s, professional,
experienced handyman working in all aspects of property care.
Grew up on a farm working with large animals and gardening.
Additional experience includes but is not limited to, hospitality
and guest relations, management, secretarial and security. We are
both very adventurous and outgoing. We love the outdoors and are
very easy to be around. Looking for a long-term position outside
of the USA. Please see our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 
Thanks

Reliable, responsible, eclectic retired professionals desire
intermediate/long-term USA caretaking position with compensation.
College graduates, voracious readers. He: farm reared,
experienced in carpentry, woodworking, machinery repair,
plumbing/electrical work; can fix anything. Capable in general
maintenance, solar collector systems, general contractor,
communicates in Spanish, writer. Her: gardening, pets, healing
arts, intuitive, education background. We are self-motivated and
meticulous, computer literate; possess people skills, trim with
healthy lifestyles, gourmet/sous-chef team, with vast knowledge
of sailboats. Excellent references. Available immediately. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, October 20, 2011

AUSTRALIA

A LIVE ON-SITE CARETAKER is needed in the Bundaberg Region of
Queensland. We require a caretaker for our beach front property
in Bundaberg. This would be very suitable for retirees. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

PROPERTY MANAGER needed. Must live on the property. Our large Bay
Area estate needs a pro to oversee the physical maintenance and
grounds. We are looking for a leader who is: experienced in
SmartHome systems; able to manage the punch list, vendors and
grounds people and who can act as a security presence on the
property. We want a 5-star result and are prepared to pay
$100,000 (depending on experience and skills) plus benefits and
separate living accommodations on the property. Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an immediate interview.

MASSACHUSETTS 

CARETAKER NEEDED - live off property – an experienced
caretaker with exceptional handyman skills is needed to work
full-time, year round on a seven acre private estate on Martha's
Vineyard. Qualified candidates need to have minimum of five years
experience working on a private estate or luxury property. Duties
include the overall maintenance of the property and a 7,000
square foot home, vendor management, vehicle care and assisting
the staff with household projects. This is a newly created
position, generally on a Monday through Friday schedule, off
season. Additional work days will be needed in the summer.
Excellent salary and benefits package provided. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE

HEALING FOODS/EXERCISE COACH sought to work with a creative
spiritually minded woman with metal toxicity, GI and auto immune
concerns. Determined to heal; need some support and structure
from someone well versed in specialized nutrition. Room and board
plus pay provided for one to three plus months. I live in a
beautiful rural but convenient location, with an interesting
coop, sustainably minded household of adults. There can be a
flexible work schedule for other pursuits. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UTAH

CARETAKER WANTED for a homestead in an isolated southeast Utah
valley, 25 miles south of Moab at 6,000'. We have a 40 acre
off-grid, small farm/homestead that we need looked after from
March to September every year. Year round residence is a possible
option. There are water rights to irrigate four acres and a one
acre fenced in market garden with excellent soil. We have fruit
trees, chickens and lots of water, and established markets for
our vegetables. We can help our caretaker make a modest living
from small scale farming or it can be a place for you to live a
simple low impact lifestyle. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more information.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

REST EASY WHILE AWAY! Single, professional woman, early 40s, will
take exceptional care of your home, pets, garden, or work on a
ranch. I have a full-time home-based job - just need internet
access. Come with a mature, well-behaved dog.  Available January
– May, possibly longer. I can accept short or long-term
assignments. Excellent references available. Geographically
flexible, with a special interest in Austin, TX. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

COSTA RICA 

NEEDED: Caretaker for cabana and dog in rural Costa Rica - north
of Turrialba. Need several two-week stints in 2011 and 2012,
probably starting in November. Requirements: healthy, physically
fit, basic conversational Spanish, love dogs, and enjoy nature
and solitude. Prior experience in Costa Rica or with Latin
cultures. Require presence in the house/on the property - weekly
trip to town for supplies. This is NOT for folks who want a
home-base for tourism. Excellent for writing, working in
garden/land, walking, relaxing, reading, meditation. No smoking,
alcohol or drugs. Compensation is $125/week plus basic food
staples. Please send a statement of interest, summary of
qualifications, related experience, and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I will send you a link to photos.

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Herefordshire, England starting next month.
We have five rabbits and one cat and live in a small semi
detached property with garden back and front and are looking for
someone to look after them whilst we are away. For more
information, please email Charles at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

WINTER CARETAKER needed at a RV Park in a remote part of Oregon.
A husband and wife team is needed for several months this fall
and winter in exchange for a full service RV site. Our 25 site
for RVs plus three cabins does not have guests in the winter and
the owners need someone to attend to a very small amount of
caretaking. We are looking for friendly, courteous couple with
their own well maintained RV. A background check and references
will be required. Please inquire at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seeking a Furnished Home from December 6, 2011 to March 31, 2012.
Retired military couple seek to housesit or stay at someone's
lovely furnished 2BR/2BA+ home/condo/town home along the Southern
California coast large enough for us (and our small well-behaved
dog) to collaborate with others as we document amazing
experiences and stories from our recently finished year-long
18,000 mile cycling Tour to all 50 states to honor veterans,
military and families (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). If you think your
place would be ideal or know of someone else's place that would
inspire two patriots and their friends in ways that might help
many more people, please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

CALIFORNIA

GARDEN/HOME CARETAKER(S) needed in Tiburon, near a jogging trail.
A cottage with a patio and garden will be provided, including
utilities plus cable and cell negotiable by others; lawns, pool,
trees. Requires citizenship or E-verify. Please mail your resume
and characters references to Caretaker Position, 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Tofino, BC needs Manager/Caretaker(s). We
are looking to hire a mature couple to manage and caretake our
guesthouses in Tofino. Duties will include office duties,
computer and bookkeeping, reception and care of guests, cleaning,
and light gardening. Experience is an asset. This position will
begin in February or March 2012 for an eight month trial period
with the option to extend on a yearly contract. Housing,
utilities and salary is provided. Kindly send your resume and
cover letter to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

HANDS ON PROPERTY/FARM MANAGER needed for a 97 acre farm property
outside of Atlanta. This is a full-time, hands-on position in
which this person will be responsible for maintaining the
property, grounds, and structures; a 7,000 sq. ft. residence with
landscaped lawn, six acre lake, barn with office and a large
chicken structure, horse barn, and orchard. This person must have
a real interest in animals with a background in animal husbandry;
there are five horses, 70 chickens, guinea hens, and various
other livestock in addition to dogs, and cats. Manage
construction projects, plan and facilitate other projects as
directed by employer building the property to her vision. Direct,
hire, and work with support staff to make sure all areas of the
farm is maintained properly and the animals are cared for daily.
Off site housing provided and a competitive salary commensurate
with experience. Must have experience working on a private
property and answering to owner directly and must be willing to
get dirty. This person will be doing much of the work themselves
but must also have the insight to see projects through to the
end. Experienced candidates only and prefer Agricultural and
Farming background as well. Please email your resume with cover
letter stating why you would like to be considered for the
position (Listing Number 510) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Only qualified candidates need apply.  

NEW YORK

TWO POSITIONS OPEN: full-time with benefits, including room and
board, and competitive compensation at a private Camp near Tupper
Lake, NY:
SUPERINTENDENT: Must maintain premises and equipment; oversee
books and records, including payroll; manage operations and
staff; and ensure a positive experience for Camp owners. Needs
knowledge of plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems and some
facility with computers; strong interpersonal, communications and
management skills. This is a live-in position; room on Camp
grounds and board are provided as part of compensation.
HOUSE MANAGER: Responsible for providing in-house services,
cooking, shopping, cleaning and laundry for live-in employees and
for training and supervising summer house staff. Must have strong
interpersonal skills. Position can be live-in or not depending on
the candidate.
Each position may be applied for separately or by two individuals
as a pair. For full job descriptions, or to apply, please contact
(email preferred): XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or write  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN  

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Sitges-Barcelona, Spain from now to
May-June 2012. We need a responsible, preferably (but not
necessary) English couple to sit our holiday house by the sea in
Sitges-Barcelona. For more details, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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, October 17, 2011

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN POSITION available immediately! Winter in the
woods and live in the beautiful Sierra Nevada area, three miles
from I-80 at 3,800’ elevation. You must have your own
trailer/RV and will have a shelter to park in and full hook-ups.
You MUST be able to deal with snow issues and drive well in it.
Duties include: helping with snow issues such as shoveling walks
and driving in and out on a bad road, cutting wood and burning
slash, weed eating, etc. Occasional household repairs required
and other, random things as needed. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

FULL TIME LIVE IN HOUSEKEEPER required for a large country house
near Southwold, Suffolk. Must have previous experience of living
and working in the country. A driver with your own car is
essential. Responsibilities will include security, cleaning,
ironing, laundry and occasional weekend work. No smokers or
children. Accommodations are suitable for a single person only.
Must have up to date CRB Disclosure and references. Please reply
with full CV to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, UK.

MAINE 

MOTEL MANAGER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Maine. Managers are
required for a quiet 15 room northern Maine Motel. We prefer a
couple. Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service
skills, be flexible in work hours. Previous hospitality
experience will be an asset but not a must. Must be excellent at
problem solving and ability to work independently and also as a
team. Have honesty, integrity and empathy. Some duties include:
supervise work activities of cleaning staff, to ensure motel
rooms are clean, orderly and attractive - greet register incoming
and outgoing guests - provide high level of customer service -
create long-term client relations - work with staff in a friendly
and efficient manner - light maintenance for repairs, snow
shoveling when needed, sidewalks sweeping and lawn mowing and
yard maintenance. Successful applicants will be supplied with a
three bedroom home/office including water, electric, phone,
cable, wireless internet. Successful applicants will be required
to supply their work history and excellent references and to pass
a background criminal check. You can learn more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX but please email only at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN 

HOUSESITTER WANTED near Malaga, Spain from November 5 - 19, 2011.
We have a guest house located in the Spanish countryside an
hour's drive from Malaga. After a very busy season, we have now
closed until the spring, and are looking to take a much needed
break. We are seeking a responsible housesitter(s) with
references to keep an eye on the property and maintain a daily
routine of tasks. The housesitter(s) will need to look after the
property in our absence, and keep a vigilant eye on the
apartments and land, do regular watering of plants in the garden,
feed the outdoor cats each day, do some basic pool and Jacuzzi
care (no specialist knowledge required), and while we understand
that the housesitter(s) may want to take short shopping and
sightseeing excursions during their stay, a willingness to
maintain a presence at the house is vital. We are located in an
area of outstanding natural beauty, and the guest house is a
renovated 300 year old finca with spectacular views in all
directions. Our facilities include a pool, Jacuzzi, small gym,
and extensive land with paths for walking. You will be
accommodated in one of our newly refurbished and comfortable
studio apartments in the main house. 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.

Friday, October 14, 2011

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN POSITION available immediately! Winter in the
woods and live in the beautiful Sierra Nevada area, three miles
from I-80 at 3,800’ elevation. You must have your own
trailer/RV and will have a shelter to park in and full hook-ups.
You MUST be able to deal with snow issues and drive well in it.
Duties include: helping with snow issues such as shoveling walks
and driving in and out on a bad road, cutting wood and burning
slash, weed eating, etc. Occasional household repairs required
and other, random things as needed. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

CARETAKER WITH SOME PART-TIME DOMESTIC DUTIES is needed for
weekend help, near Chippenham, Wilts. A lovely two bedroom
cottage will be provided free of charge, close by for your use.
We are located in a pretty rural location. An average of 15/20
hours per week of help is needed. You need to be a good driver.
This position is not suitable for children. To apply, please
phone:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY

ITALIAN SPEAKER OR SPEAKERS wanted to housesit and maintain a
rural Tuscan villa over the winter. The villa is located 40
minutes from Pisa, and one hour from Florence. The housesitter(s)
must speak Italian for this position. For details more details,
please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Unique, retired, non smoking, professional couple with excellent
references and one mature, well behaved dog seek a long-term
caretaking position. She has been a teacher, counselor, medical
team organizer to developing countries, and Peace Corps staff
member in Central America, fluent in Spanish, experience with
horses and has worked on a guest ranch in Colorado. He retired
from a Fortune 500 company, worked in the US and numerous foreign
countries, owned and managed a large property in the US, and is
skilled in basic maintenance and yard/garden care. Together, we
can manage staff (including Spanish speakers), work with children
and adults, develop and enhance marketing plans and integrate our
"people skills," as needed. We bring "all of the
above and more" in exchange for housing, utilities and
additional compensation, depending on the job requirements.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Reliable, honest, dynamic archaeologist couple seek caretaking
gig outside the USA! Hardworking and diligent, we consider
ourselves creative and pragmatic. Experienced gardeners and
pet-sitters, experienced also with goats and horses. Skilled in
general handy work, cleaning, interior design, boat maintenance,
and attentive care of property, plants, and pets. Both college
graduates, bilingual English/Español, and dedicated to
living a positive and healthy lifestyle. Comfortable in
wilderness settings, CPR and First Aid certified. Available in
November and ready to take care of your property as if it were
our own! Please drop us a line at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We look
forward to hearing from you! Thank you for your consideration.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

AUSTRALIA

A LIVE-IN CARETAKER is required for a busy Motel/Reception venue
located in the Dandenong Ranges. The caretaker will need
experience in the following areas: general maintenance,
gardening, and security. This position may be suitable for a
semi-retired person. Please apply by posting your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Australia.

CANADA

CARETAKERS AND RESIDENTIAL MANAGER needed in Calgary. This is a
great opportunity for an outgoing, friendly, respectful
individual for a high class Condominium Complex in southwestern
Calgary. You will be responsible for day-to-day maintenance and
janitorial services – HVAC maintenance including changing
filters, managing the sprinkler system, assist with fire alarm
and emergency light testing, participate in building inspections,
interact with contractors, vacuuming, washing windows, replace
light bulbs etc. and as directed by the Board. The ideal
candidate brings a high level of professionalism in relations
with owners, guests and contractors and reports to the Board of
Directors and to the Property Manager. Requirements include a
general knowledge of building maintenance, being a team player, a
resourceful self starter, and having excellent communication and
organizational skills. Please fax your resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

HELP NEEDED! Do you have some time available? Do you like the
Tropics? Do you want to improve the life of others in the world?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we need you. You
may just discover what will lead to a rewarding and fulfilling
human experience. You are welcome to join a volunteer vacation
program and participate in one of our six projects to help the
impoverished community of Munoz. You can also enjoy the different
tourist excursions of this beautiful island. We need volunteers
of all ages and there are no specific qualifications required.
You will be greatly appreciated here among the Dominican and
Haitian communities. Your schedule will be flexible and there are
many different ways to help. Teaching languages is the most
popular because it qualifies them to work in tourism. We are just
across the beach and tourist complex of Playa Dorada with 14
hotels. The economical lodging facilities of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
are located at the end of this community, by Munoz River, a
natural pool. You will receive a personalized welcome at Puerto
Plata airport. You will have the option to take Spanish or Creole
lessons. Please visit our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

HOUSEHOLD MANAGER needed for a Hi-Profile Couple/Family in New
York City. Responsibilities include managing the household,
overseeing the rest of the staff, managing all hiring and firing,
managing schedules of family members, orchestrating all personal
functions of the household, and event planning as needed.
Applicants must have years of experience in a similar position.
Salary is $100,000+. Please send resumes to Karen at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Looking for a renaissance woman? Mature, talented, reliable,
self-motivated, non-smoking 32-year-old woman and her clean,
lovable poodle seek caretaking position in California. In
exchange for housing and possible salary, I can offer any or all
of the following: house-sit, pet-sit, cook, clean, provide
administrative support, write/edit, teach/tutor English or apply
my professionally-acquired skills in marketing and event
planning. Will consider short or long term positions. Please
email inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you!

Responsible, independent, college educated, well traveled,
non-smoking female (33), self-employed photographic artist
seeking winter adventure somewhere warm and/or picturesque in
US/Global for house/pet sitting opportunities. Seeking escape
from dreary Midwest winter to meet new people, explore and
photograph locations such as beaches, mountains, national parks,
and western lifestyle (cowboys/cowgirls/horses). I grew up on a
cattle ranch and love animals, have extensive experience caring
for horses, cattle, cats, dogs, etc. Majestic country locations
preferred but will consider historical small towns or cities.
Available December - March for single/multiple opportunities.
References available. Please contact Jill:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature couple seeking a caretaker/property management position in
Hawaii, Florida or Caribbean area. Desire a long-term position,
but willing to accept certain short-term situations. We are
non-smokers, have 15+ years hospitality experience, and are
discrete, reliable and hard working in excellent health with
great work ethics. He is a retired Air Force officer with
previous top secret security clearance. She is experienced in
event/party planning, interior decorating and has worked with
high profile clientele. We are great with all pets and have horse
training expertise. Willing to travel as personal assistant or
chauffeur. Please contact:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. A vacancy exists in the Toodyay region
of Western Australia for a live-in caretaker. We are seeking a
retired couple, but that is not essential, with a farming
background who can perform minimal duties. This is a full-time,
long-term position. Accommodation is a two bedroom cottage.
Immediate start. To apply, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

COUPLE needed to caretake a country property. We are looking for
a dynamic, hard working, personable couple to fully run and
manage all aspects of a country property. This caretaking
position requires a mutually supportive, energetic, two-person
team living and working together on the premises. Good
communications skills a must. Must be able to email or text
messages. Duties for this unique property require two people to
cover all typical management property and maintenance. This is an
attractive opportunity for a couple to live and work together, in
a pleasant rural environment – one hour north of San
Francisco, who would find pleasure living in the wine country.
The caretaking requires 25 hours/week in exchange for your rent.
Responsibilities: general gardening and grounds maintenance,
weeding, hedge trimming, raking, and blowing/sweeping driveways
and decks. Monitor/clean gutters, rooftops, especially during the
winter. Handyman duties: knowledge of lawnmowers and weed eater
upkeep and repair/maintenance. Must read/write/speak English -
have experience with irrigation systems – installation of
new with plumbing/electrical and monitor and repair existing
systems. Interior: housekeeping. Exchange for a two bedroom,
fully furnished – including appliances – private
residence. No pets, no drama, no party types. Clean and sober
only. Please be serious, with the experience to be considered.
Formal application and deposit required. This will be available
10/15/11. Please respond with your qualifications and work
history to be considered by emailing  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

FARM/HORSE STABLE CARETAKER needed in exchange for free rent in
the Boulder/Longmont area. A one bedroom apartment will be
provided in exchange for work. Must have knowledge and experience
with horses as well as "handyman" experience and be
able to work flexible hours. Duties include feeding, daily
mucking stalls/paddocks, stacking hay, barn and pasture
maintenance, and have the ability to operate a tractor. To apply,
please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a caretaker/ranger in
Danielsville, GA. Under the direction of the Camp Director, you
will need to take responsibility for the maintenance and repair
of the camp's buildings, grounds, equipment and other facilities
consistent with the mission and established policies and
procedures of the camp. This position will assist in enhancing
the overall quality of program services by maintaining a safe and
clean facility, while exhibiting a positive public image with
both general public and clubs. To apply for this position, please
click here:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HUNGARY 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Zala County, West Hungary from November
2011 to November 2012. I need tradesmen skills to help renovate
my property – such as an electrician, plumber, plasterer,
and gardener. The property is not fully ready for occupation but
there is plenty of garden space if you have a mobile home. Will
also offer a free week for an extra year for work done in 2012
plus a free week in 2013. Must have your own transport as this
property is out of town, not far from the Austrian border. For
more information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

PROPERTY MANAGER needed. Chicago based company seeks a Property
Manager for the management of multiple residential properties in
and around Chicago. The ideal candidate will have experience in
construction and project management as well as an ability to
individually perform specific property maintenance/construction
tasks. Candidate will also have a strong mechanical background
and experience working with HVAC, electrical, plumbing and
audio/visual systems. Additionally, the candidate will be
responsible for various caretaking duties such as seasonal lawn
maintenance, snow removal, tree pruning, house cleaning and
general home maintenance either individually or through the
management of other third party service providers. Interested
parties are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, including
salary requirements, and a resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PORTUGAL 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Cascais, Portugal from December 22, 2011
through January 5, 2012. We live in a small village and have a
two story house, with a small garden. Parking is available in the
front. Please contact Reinhard and Lily by emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or calling  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced caretaker of a 48 acre coastal property in Big Sur,
CA looking for a new caretaking opportunity. The ideal situation
is within the Big Sur/Carmel area, but I am open and willing to
relocate as necessary. Bilingual (Spanish) professional male
formerly with the Coast Guard, C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency
Response Team) member, and experienced business manager/property
manager seeking property management position with on site living
quarters. Ability to oversee planning and execution of major
construction and routine maintenance projects (including getting
qualified bids for more extensive repairs and working with
network of contractors, plumbers, electricians, tree removal
professionals, etc.), provide on-site security and presence, work
with owner on budget and accounting for on-going routine expenses
and larger scale projects. Skills as a general handyman/painter,
gardener, with installation and repair of irrigation systems,
foundation stabilization and soil erosion control, home water
systems, insulation-removal and replacement, tree and brush
clearing, spa upkeep, and operating and maintenance of equipment
and tools. Personal and professional references available. Short
and long-term caretaking position wanted as soon as possible.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED AT XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Recruitment Extended).
The pay is $850/month during the camp season from April 16
through October 31, and $125/month during off season. Caretaker
residence available. A Tehama County application must be received
at the Parks and Recreation Department, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, by
5:00 p.m., October 31, 2011 (postmarks and faxes not accepted).
For an application, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and click
on Job Opportunities, and then click on
“XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Islington, London from the 29th of October
to the 11th of November. The housesitter will need to take care
of one cat in Angel, Islington in a very nice two bedroom flat
with a garden. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FRANCE

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the Cote d’Azur France form the end
of October until March/April 2012. This is a live-in position for
six months in the South of France, to help look after two dogs
and a cat. I go back and forth to England. I need someone
confident, friendly and trustworthy who has an affinity with
dogs. Someone with experience of big dogs and training would be
excellent. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HUNGARY 

I AM LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER in Hungary during January 2012. My
house is located 20km from Lake Balaton, in the Transdanubian
region of Hungary. There are several dogs that need to be fed in
the house and all feed will be made available. For more
information, please email Edith at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER needed for an apartment community in Mendota Heights.
Responsibilities will include cleaning of the building’s
common areas and apartment turnovers. Must live on site. An
apartment plus salary are provided. Please fax your resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

CARETAKER POSITION available in the beautiful Bay of Islands. The
position of caretaker has become available at a family holiday
property. This secluded 10 acre coastal Bay of Island property is
located 30 minutes from Russell. This is live-in position with
accommodation in a new, well appointed one bedroom caretaker's
cottage as part of the role. This role ideally suits a couple.
The property requires steady part-time (approximately one
day/week) year-round security and maintenance work for both the
grounds and garden, and two family beaches. The successful
applicant should also be familiar with the maintenance of small
yachts, power boats, motor mowers and tractors, and
water/irrigation systems. The successful applicant will be loyal
and discrete, with a high standard of housekeeping and
cleanliness, and love for the outdoors and seclusion that comes
with this type of role, along with a "can-do" attitude.
If this sounds like you, please mail your application and current
CV to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX New Zealand.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Philadelphia PA Housesitter/Caretaker Available. Experienced and
Handy middle-aged female available for Philadelphia and
surrounding suburban counties. Good with all pets, non-smoker,
clean driving record, background clearances State and FBI.
Confidentiality and Respect Guaranteed.  Long-time Pennsylvania
Resident with excellent personal references available. Please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, October 6, 2011

COLORADO

WINTER CARETAKER needed in Grand Lake, CO at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Must live on site, and do some part-time work. If you are
interested in applying, please mail your resume and references to
 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL HOUSE MANAGER
for a live-in position based in Greenwich, England. You will be
in charge of a large 10,000 sq ft property ensuring everything is
immaculate at all times and nothing is over-looked. You will be
responsible for the complete care of the large property, and the
management of three other household staff and security. Also,
will be required to attend to all maintenance issues around the
home, dealing with contractors, running errands, welcoming any
guests, and caring for the Principal and his family when they are
in residence. Candidates must have at least four years experience
as a live-in House Manager. Must give absolute attention to
detail and have a good knowledge of how to care for art and
antiques. Private living quarters within the house provided,
along with a salary £40,000. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resume, references, and recent
picture at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

A PRIVATE FISHING AND HUNTING CLUB located near Ludington,
Michigan is seeking a part-time caretaker. Duties would include
year-round oversight and security, maintaining the grounds and
equipment, and overseeing the care for member’s cabins and
personal property. The caretaker would receive free lodging in a
rustic, well maintained log cabin, access to private lakes and
grounds for fishing and hunting, as well as a salary appropriate
for the applicant’s background. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Southeastern Massachusetts Active Duty Police Supervisor
available, with carpentry and dog training background. I have
been a police officer in southeast Massachusetts for 22 years. My
current rank is Lieutenant. I am a 50-year-old single male. I was
in construction for 10 years prior to law enforcement. I am also
a dog trainer focusing on basic obedience training. I am looking
for a caretaker/long term housesitting opportunity. I can provide
security and do light maintenance. If you are looking for someone
trustworthy who can be a presence on your property, please
contact me at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER AND PET-SITTER available. Resume and
references provided. I am an honest, caring, single, and retired
man - Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, or Tampa. Can start in
November for two+ months. Please contact Dennis at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CANADA 

WANT TO LIVE IN PARADISE? Year-round, resident caretaker couple
is required for beautiful XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the
Thompson/Okanagan (7 km north of 97C, halfway between Peachland
and Merritt). Paradise Lake Resort is a co-op with 26
individually owned log cabins and a five bedroom lodge situated
on the edge of a beautiful alpine lake. The caretakers will be
responsible for greeting visitors and owners, maintaining the
water and septic systems, ensuring winter access to the cabins
and general security of the property. There is also an
opportunity to operate a small bed and breakfast. We are seeking
a dependable, physically fit couple who possess maturity,
initiative, confidence and a positive attitude. The successful
candidates will work independently throughout the year and should
have some skills in the maintenance and repair of electrical and
plumbing systems, carpentry and/or construction experience and a
mechanical aptitude. First aid and a Water Operator’s
certificate are required. The Resort will consider paying for the
necessary training. Experience in a similar role would be an
asset. Compensation will be commensurate with skills and
experience and includes living accommodation in the lodge as well
as a portion of the B & B revenue. Please mail your resumes,
along with a cover letter, to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Canada. The
deadline for receipt of applications is October 11, 2011.

ENGLAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on the south coast of Cornwall is looking
for a live-in couple to manage and run The Vean, a beautiful
5-star Georgian country house retreat within the Estate. The
house is available for exclusive hire for weddings, holidays,
private functions, shooting parties and luxury B&B.
Applicants will work closely with the Estate’s Marketing
Department and should be flexible, enthusiastic and hard working.
Must be non-smokers. No pets and no dependent children. For more
information and to apply, please visit  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE 

A LIVE-IN, GOOD ALL ROUND French speaking
Houseman/Housekeeper/Cook/Caretaker couple needed for this lovely
family with five children in Loire Valley, France. Will be
responsible for the general care and well being of the houses.
This position requires an excellent cook, general cleaning,
managing a household budget, shopping, driving, gardening, and
pool cleaning/maintenance. Must pack and unpack and look after
the employer’s wardrobe. Any other duties that will allow
the family the flexibility they require during normal day-to-day
working hours, depending on what needs to be done. When the
family is in residence (usually holidays and festivals) you will
be required to work longer hours. French speakers are essential.
During busy periods, the staff from the London residence may be
brought over to help. Superb accommodation and top salary
provided. More details given on application. Please email resumes
and your photograph to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA 

NEED A COUPLE for an animal rescue farm in north Georgia, with
dogs, cats, horses, etc. Ideal couple will be middle aged,
non-smokers/drinkers with verifiable references, experience with
many animals, animal medical training, and the ability to garden,
can and cook. Prefer experience in light carpentry and repair of
most things. The farm is 20 acres with 1/2 mile river frontage
and located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and
close to the start of the Appalachian Trail. Room and board
provided with a small salary included after a 90 day trial
period. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to send resume or more
info.

MICHIGAN 

FARM CARETAKER/GROWER needed on an organic farm starting in
December 2011. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in northeast lower Michigan
is currently seeking an individual or couple to caretake and/or
manage a variety of sustainable agricultural endeavors on their
farm, including: organic vegetables and poultry, orchard crops,
and permaculture gardens. Should the applicant decide to farm,
they should be able to oversee all aspects of organic farming
production such as: soils management, equipment management, pest
and disease management, post-harvest handling, and marketing. The
ideal candidate has a deep knowledge of organic techniques and at
least three years of experience in organic farming. We will
support the grower with planning, inputs, marketing advice,
equipment up-keep, and financial planning. Compensation includes
a monthly stipend (negotiable), on-farm housing with paid
utilities and the opportunity for profit from organic
agricultural production. Owners will pay for all expenses related
to caretaking of the property and pets. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
an 80 acre family farm with one acre currently in vegetable
production and 20 acres of additional crop/pasture land, with the
remaining acreage in woods. Housing is a large four bedroom
farmhouse, two bathrooms and one office, with geothermal air and
heat. The owners will be back on occasion, no more than a total
of one month/year. The owners are also operating a local food
soup/sandwich shop in nearby Roger’s City with possible
work opportunities at this restaurant for the applicant(s). As
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX transitions to a fully certified organic
farm, the focus is to raise vegetables, fruits, crops, livestock,
and eggs in such a way as to enhance the long term productivity
of the soil; the economic productivity of the land; the health of
the surrounding ecosystem; the healthful benefits of our crops;
the professional development of our employees; and the taste of
the food produced. We seek a manager who shares this vision.
Please email your resume(s) and a letter of interest to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seeking full-time Chef/Management Position. My background
includes 20 years in a manager and chef position at a large
corporate guest estate and five years personal chef for several
professional golfers, domestically and abroad. Prefer the east
coast, but geographically flexible under the right circumstances.
Professional and discreet with excellent people skills. Florida
licenses include: CDL Class C Drivers with passenger endorsement,
and Concealed Weapons and Firearms. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, October 3, 2011

CALIFORNIA

WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE to help us get a farm ready for the
winter in Sonoma County. Crops are yet to be harvested, and
orchards are full of fruit. Wood needs to be cut, split and
stacked. We need help in checking everything to make ready for
the winter rains. Some minor electrical and plumbing work
required. Please be mature adults who are looking to exchange
your time and work in trade for your housing. Must have
experience working with plants and willing to keep busy on your
own, with little supervision. We are looking for self-motivated -
starters. Partial utilities included. Plenty of food to share.
Spacious residence with lots of privacy. Great views. Quiet and
private. You will not go hungry! Must be clean, sober,
non-smoking, and little drink to be happy : - ) House is ready
for immediate occupancy. References will be required - also a
deposit. There is no vineyard work required on this Sonoma County
property. Serious inquiries only. Please respond with your
qualifications and work history to be considered by emailing 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Clinton, British Columbia requires an
RVing caretaker person for the months of May through the end of
September, 2012. Work in exchange for an RV site with all
hook-ups. You will need to work approximately 15 hours per week.
In your time off there is lots to explore in beautiful British
Columbia. We also have a BBQ buffet every night on our 1,000
square foot deck. The work requires cleaning bathrooms, weed
eating, mowing, weeding gardens and flowers, and doing minor
repairs and painting. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small park with
just 40+ sites. We are situated in the village of Clinton, within
walking distance of the whole village. We are on the gold rush
trail to Alaska, so lots of U.S. travelers stay with us. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
leave your phone number, if possible.

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in London, ASAP. I have a short-term
housesitting need, one week or less. My house is close to the
tube in inner London. It’s a bit old, my mum’s house,
good for sleeping and bathing, has not been occupied for a spell,
boiler might need to be switched on. A bed is available, or bring
a sleeping bag. Must be a non-smoker. A bit rough and ready, but
cool for a short stay at no-charge. For more details, please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

HOUSEMAN/CARETAKER needed. Must live on property. A hands-on,
experienced professional is needed to maintain an Evanston
historic home. Duties include scheduling and overseeing vendors,
vehicle care, performing the day-to-day interior and exterior
maintenance, yard work and assisting the housekeeping staff. This
is a year-round position with an excellent salary and benefits
package, relocation assistance plus living accommodations in a
separate coach house on the property. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an immediate interview.

OHIO

APARTMENT RESIDENT MANAGER COUPLE needed. We have an immediate
opening for a full-time position resident management couple at a
small apartment community in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Must have
experience in leasing, plumbing and general residential
maintenance. The ideal couple will be ambitious, knowledgeable in
the apartment industry, well organized and friendly. Must live
on-site and have a valid driver’s license. No dogs are
permitted. Salary includes suite, utility allowance, and
individual medical after 90 days. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Attention snowbirds! Boomer-age (but young-spirited!),
responsible, and pleasant woman available to house/pet-sit (and
do errands, housekeeping, etc.) while you enjoy the winter months
enjoying sunny weather! If you or someone you know would feel
comfortable knowing that your/their home is safe December -
March, I provide peace of mind. I was recently let go from my
marketing position and am seeking new adventures/opportunities.
Available to travel to any state! I do have a wonderful Great
Dane who goes where I go (she is very quiet and pretty much just
lies around!) References available. Please contact Jeannie at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, September 29, 2011

ALASKA 

FULL-TIME LODGE CARETAKER needed in southwestern Alaska. We are
looking for a live-in caretaker couple through April with an
option to stay permanently. World class Bristol Bay fishing and
bird hunting are nearby. Preferred skills: light maintenance
duties and meal prep/cook for guests. $500 a month plus free room
and board as well as meals provided. Please email your resume and
references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

A FULL-TIME LIVE IN MANAGER AND A CASUAL CARETAKER POSITION has
arisen for an experienced couple to manage and service a boutique
apartment complex and an adjoining house. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
located at Happy Valley on Fraser Island. The complex has a four
and a half star rating. There are 10 apartments in total. One of
these being for the Manager and caretaker with the remaining nine
and the adjoining house as holiday rentals. All apartments are
two bedroom, bathroom and an ensuite with fully equipped kitchen.
The gardens are limited to beds and the pool surrounds with a
grassed area fronting the road. Bookings are taken by the live-in
Manager via email, phone and fax. There are peak periods during
school holidays and statuary holidays. The Managers job with the
assistance of the casual caretaker involves the office (basic
accounts), customer liaison, cleaning and maintenance of: Pool,
Eco system, Guest rooms, Communal areas, Gardens, Garages, and
the Gas generator power. Our major clientele is based on repeat
business. Word of mouth has proven to build this business. It is
important that you enjoy the company of others as well as the
tranquility that this Island community offers. Ideally the
position requires people who take pride in the presentation of
the complex with an ability to conduct minor repairs and work
through equipment problems. Fraser Island is fairly isolated with
regard to supplies and trades. The package on offer will be
individually tailored but financially structure on one full-time
and one casual wage. This package is based on a minimum of a 12
month contract. To learn more and to apply, please visit our
website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Wilbur Springs, California is in a
remarkable period of transition. After 23 years of dedicated
service our general managers are retiring. We are looking for
people to join our Wilbur management team. This is a unique
opportunity to make a contribution towards a place of healing
that has been open to the public since 1865. If you have
experience in hotel management, spa management, or facilities
management, and think you might be a good fit to live and work at
Wilbur, please send letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(This is a remote location, so this job is best suited for people
without young children).

TEXAS

RANCH CARETAKERS needed. Seeking a couple for full-time positions
on a small ranch near Bastrop. Must be proficient with horses,
able to handle all aspects of ranch maintenance, equipment
operations, landscaping, housekeeping and cooking. Compensation
is a three bedroom, two bath home, paid utilities, ranch truck
and the salary is negotiable. Please fax your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced caretaker of a 48 acre coastal property in Big Sur,
CA looking for a new caretaking opportunity. The ideal situation
is within the Big Sur/Carmel area, but I am open and willing to
relocate as necessary. Bilingual (Spanish) professional male
formerly with the Coast Guard, C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency
Response Team) member, and experienced business manager/property
manager seeking property management position with on site living
quarters. Ability to oversee planning and execution of major
construction and routine maintenance projects (including getting
qualified bids for more extensive repairs and working with
network of contractors, plumbers, electricians, tree removal
professionals, etc.), provide on-site security and presence, work
with owner on budget and accounting for on-going routine expenses
and larger scale projects. Skills as a general handyman/painter,
gardener, with installation and repair of irrigation systems,
foundation stabilization and soil erosion control, home water
systems, insulation-removal and replacement, tree and brush
clearing, spa upkeep, and operating and maintenance of equipment
and tools. Personal and professional references available. Short
and long-term caretaking position wanted as soon as possible.
Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MEXICO 

SPEND THIS WINTER AT PEACE IN MEXICO. Google Alamos, Sonora,
Mexico. A World Heritage site, this Colonial jewel is considered
a 'magical' city and is designated as such. My recently acquired
property is on a small hill 10 minutes from the Plaza. It feels
like Mexico there. The place is quaint. Lots of art, music and
Mexican charm. Bilinguality a plus but not required. We will move
there in two years. Until then we need a stewarding presence.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ASAP as I will need you in
November of 2011.

MINNESOTA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE person needed in Robbinsdale, MN.
The largest non-profit provider of housing and services for
seniors, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has an opportunity for a live-in
caretaker to provide general maintenance and housekeeping for a
40+ unit senior housing complex near the north metro,
approximately 20 hours/week and on call. Preferred applicants
must have building maintenance knowledge, basic plumbing and
electrical knowledge, along with caretaking experience. Requires
a boilers license, driver’s license, and experience with
lawn care, snow and ice removal. Must have strong interpersonal
skills, willing to be flexible and work with seniors. Position
includes a two bedroom apartment and a small bi-weekly stipend.
Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW MEXICO

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER needed. Seeking a couple for full-time
positions on a working ranch in Northern New Mexico. Husband will
perform ranch duties with the current manager. Wife will manage
and maintain residence for absentee owners. Compensation package
(a function of prior experience) including health insurance and
separate on-site home. Please send resumes and a cover page via
email to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA 

MOTEL OPERATOR wanted in Stroudsburg, PA. A mature couple is
preferred for this 24/7/365 position. Duties include all phases
of operation from front office to back office and everything in
between. Assist on-site owners with daily operations, check in
and reservations, facility maintenance, room maintenance,
laundry, inventory control, grounds keeper, and some light office
paperwork. Salary plus commissions, plus living quarters
furnished or unfurnished, utilities included. Must be a
non-smoker, with no pets, and no children. Clear criminal record,
verifiable identity, clean driver’s license, and must be
willing to take lie detector test. Please fax your resume and
requirements to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature, single woman seeking House/Pet Sitting or Caretaking
position in Central or South American countries on or near
coastline. Prefer smaller town or village within walking distance
of stores, restaurants, banks, etc. Countries such as Panama,
Uruguay, Ecuador, Nigeria. Nonsmoker and strengths include
cleaning and organizing, honest, dependable, resourceful,
detail-oriented, handy and creative at minor maintenance and
repair. Love animals, especially exotic birds, and gardening and
nature. I take care of households as if they were my own.
"Su casa es mi casa". References. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ALASKA

LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN! COME JOIN THE FUN! Our world famous
lodge is located 35 miles above the Arctic Circle in a fly-in
only village on the Koyukuk River in the foothills of the Brooks
Range, owned and operated by the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for the
past 30 years. The lodge has been featured in everything from
many foreign travel channels to Discovery Channel, National
Geographic, NBC, Ice Road Truckers, Flying Alaska TV show, Good
Morning America and too many others to name. People from all over
the world visit here in the summer as a jumping off point into
the Brooks Range to start their Alaskan Adventure. Just as many
visit here in the winter to see the best Northern Lights viewing
in the world. Be a part of '' Real Alaska '', not set up for
cruise ships or tourists. We offer a taste of original Alaska,
untouched and authentic. The experience we give our guests will
last them a lifetime, friendly and professional service in an
environment where they can observe real Alaska taking place. Our
friendly and knowledgeable staff is very diverse, coming from all
over the world for their own Alaskan experience. We are looking
for personnel for this winter and next summer help with everyday
lodge activities. The summer season starts June 1st through
September 30th. Looking for someone enthusiastic about the
outdoors, everything from making beds to boat tours to feeding
sled dogs. This is an exciting atmosphere with great co-workers
and tourists from all over the world! Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more and to contact us. Thanks.

BELIZE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a coordinator to help run the
farm. The position involves managing the day-to-day affairs of
the farm, from food handling to managing interns, working with
plants and animals. We are a registered NGO working on issues of
food security, poverty alleviation, renewable energy and
biological diversity. The job is for six months, with the
possibility of extending that. We are looking for firm
commitments. A stipend of USD150 a month is paid. Own housing
with photovoltaic system is provided. Relevant experience would
be remote living, time spent in the humid tropics, time spent in
the developing world, a PDC certificate, and/or degrees in
conservation/biology/agriculture/development. A degree is not
required, but ability to be satisfied living in a remote area is.
This is a good job for a couple. It does not pay much, but the
location is beautiful, and the work is satisfying. This job is
not for everyone. The farm is a working farm, and the day-to-day
of living here is not exciting. There are chickens to mind, ponds
to build, gardens to weed, and tree nurseries to work in. The
kitchen is the hub of the farm, and much of the day is spent
processing food. There are few opportunities to get out, but
within a day’s trip from the farm are Maya ruins, caves,
and the booming metropolis of Punta Gorda Town, population 6,000.
The farm is remote, two miles from the nearest road, on a river.
It is a beautiful place, but has been too remote for some. Do not
apply for this job if you cannot handle being relatively
isolated, with periods of having dozens of students to be with.
There is a preference for graduates of a Permaculture Design
Course. This position is available immediately. To apply, please
submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA 

INTERNSHIP / VOLUNTEER / WORK-STAY OPPORTUNITY in Sonoma County,
100 miles north of San Francisco. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking
volunteers for outdoor landscaping work and gardening, indoor
maintenance, foundry work, cooking, and kitchen management. This
is a full-time, work-stay position with housing, vegetarian
meals, and a living allowance of $150 per month at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Adventurous people are needed to complete
and maintain historic Buddhist monuments and grounds. Live and
work at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on one thousand breathtakingly
beautiful acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Join a community
of like-minded individuals from around the world engaged in
meaningful work that benefits oneself and others. Integrate
creative and challenging work with a path of self-exploration
that opens your inner potential. We will train you in new skills
or share your own experience! You do not need to be Buddhist or
have any religious affiliation to apply, but please have a
sincere interest. To learn more, you can see our work Gallery at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Living and working at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is not for the faint of heart or body. Please be someone who
enjoys physical labor, is flexible and positive in attitude and
is comfortable with the outdoors and simple living
accommodations. Housing is two people to a room, each room with
an outdoor deck. This is challenging, meaningful work in one of
the most spectacular Tibetan Buddhist centers in the world. You
will merge work for the benefit of all humanity with opportunity
to develop your potential while living in a community of people
dedicated to spiritual development and self sufficiency through
work. Classes such as Tibetan yoga and discussions on Buddhist
topics are also offered free to all resident volunteers. Minimum
age is 22. We cannot accept children or pets. Couples are welcome
to apply. A six month commitment includes a one month trial
period and a 10 day winter break in December. Please visit our
web site at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details and an
application.

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER/MANAGEMENT COUPLE WANTED. We are hiring a full-time
caretaker to operate a small lodge and ten cabins located in
Angel Fire, NM. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX provides a quality
environment and comfortable accommodations for groups, families,
and individuals desiring time together and with God.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located in Angel Fire, NM, a small ski
resort town roughly 25 miles from Taos, NM. Our ideal candidates
will have strong customer service skills and experience, as well
as proficient maintenance and caretaking skills. The candidates
will be equally comfortable as the “face” of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor our guests as he/she will be maintaining
the 12 acre property and cabins. Duties include: customer service
and guest management (taking calls, managing reservations, and
other administrative work), cabin cleaning, cabin maintenance and
repair, grounds keeping (e.g. snow removal, brush clearing,
etc.), and managing supplier/partner relationships. Candidates
must be trustworthy and dependable (all candidates must pass drug
test and full background check), and must be willing to work in a
Christian faith based environment. Due to the location and nature
of the work, the position is not suitable for those living with
children of any age. Applicants must be physically able to live
and work at an elevation of 9,000 feet. In addition to a
competitive salary, the position includes lodging for two people
(no pets). Please email your resume with references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with “Retreat” in the subject
line for consideration. We will contact you to schedule a phone
interview. No phone calls please.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

NEW YORK CITY, LONG ISLAND, WESTCHESTER, SOUTH CONNETICUT.
Experienced property manager and/or chauffeur seeks off sight
position to manage daily operations of property(s) and or driving
needs. Former owner of both property management firm and
limousine service. Professional, discreet, and courteous. Resume
and references available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, September 26, 2011

ARIZONA

WANTED: Labrador and Dachshund Lover! I need a housesitter and
dog-sitter from November 3 - 22, 2011. I have a three bedroom
house in North Phoenix. The views out to the back yard are of the
North Phoenix Mountain Park. Pictures of the house and
surrounding area can be sent to interested parties. Please reply
with your interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
        
COLORADO

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/INNKEEPER needed for a B&B in Winter
Park, CO. Must have cleaning experience/hospitality/cooking
and/or service. Must be a non-smoker, with no pets. The job is
full-time but the hours are flexible. Duties include daily choirs
of running a small Inn, including guest check-ins, and customer
service. We offer free housing and salary. References required.
Please fax your resume and references to at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

CARETAKER NEEDED for an outdoor soccer complex in the Lake Forest
area. Duties include field maintenance and preparation for games,
setting sprinkler system and some maintenance of equipment.
Housing and utilities included. Salary is negotiable. Season runs
from mid-March to mid-November. Some mechanical ability is
preferred. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

A PRIVATELY OWNED MAINE ISLAND is looking for a couple to join
our present team of two other couples in caring for this special
property. The ideal couple will be adaptable, versatile,
flexible, hardworking, honest and able to mesh with the present
year round staff. Skill sets that are helpful in our mission are:
handyman, boating, carpentry, mechanical, cooking, farm, horses,
cleaning, gardening, good communication and the ability to
interact with all levels of society in a friendly and
professional manner. Housing, salary, insurance, vacation and a
fun working atmosphere are part of the benefit package. These are
unique positions that require self-starting, independent and
group planning, teamwork and the ability to "figure it
out". To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail mail to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY available on eighty hillside acres near
Bellingham, Washington. Caretaker does routine property
maintenance, looks after property during owner absences, helps
with animals (two cats and four goats). Owners provide rent-free
comfortable cabin and utilities in exchange for some basic
maintenance duties. Other property work that arises is paid an
hourly rate. General handyman skills desirable, especially tree
work. We have a beautiful property in the foothills of the North
Cascades. Our current caretaker is getting married and moving
away to his wife's home. Individual or couple OK, no children.
Prefer a long-term commitment. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  

WISCONSIN

CARETAKER WANTED. Need a highly motivated, detail-oriented,
reliable manager to care for two Eastside apartment buildings in
Racine. Must have skills in janitorial duties, light maintenance
and be a people person. For the right person this could be a
long-term position with a long established company. A two bedroom
apartment plus salary provided. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER AND PET-SITTER available. Resume and
references provided. I am an honest, caring, single, and retired
man - Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, or Tampa. Can start in
November for two+ months. Please contact Dennis at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

COSTA RICA 

CARETAKER NEEDED: 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
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 the caretaker. I need a
caretaker to care for the house and landscaping around house and
other minor responsibilities for an 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 is December 30th, 2011 if a good fit.
Photos and more details available on request. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more information, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

FULL-TIME RANCH HAND POSITION available on a 2,000+ acre ranch,
southeast of Wichita Falls in Jack County, Texas. Foreman needs
animal husbandry experience as well as knowledge of operating and
maintaining farm equipment. Living quarters, utilities, and
health insurance are included with the job position. Must be able
to work weekends. Please email your resume and description of job
applicant to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seek caretaker adventure! Retired, professional, non-smoking
couple with excellent references and one great Labradoodle seek
caretaking position in exchange for housing/cottage/apartment,
moving expenses, and possible salary. Will care for property,
pool, pets including horses, lawn, or assist with children and/or
adults. Any location. Husband is retired business owner and
international aluminum consultant. Wife is a retired teacher,
counselor, school administrator, horsewoman, Peace Corps staff
member, and Spanish speaker. Dog is non-shedding, mature, loving
family member. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

AUSTRALIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in New South
Wales. We are looking for live-in caretakers to join our team at
located on the south coast of NSW. The duties will include, but
not limited to: cleaning of on-site cabins and amenities, general
gardening and mowing lawns, minor cabin maintenance, maintaining
swimming pool, office work, and rostered after hours duties.
Candidates should have previous experience in this type of work
or have a keen eye for detail as well as a sound knowledge of
computers, particularly accommodation booking systems. On-site
shared accommodation will be provided as part of remuneration
package. To apply, please send an application letter and resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The pay is $850/month
during the camp season from April 16 through October 31, and
$125/month during off season. Caretaker residence available. A
Tehama County application must be received at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, by 5:00 p.m., September 22, 2011 (postmarks
and facsimiles not accepted). For an application, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and click on Job Opportunities, and then
click on “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.

CANADA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in East Vancouver. Mainly to keep
company to an 84-year-old woman, who is in reasonably good
health. This person would preferably be a mature single female.
An Italian speaker would be appreciated but not essential
(English is understood). She would be given a furnished bedroom
in a comfortable home, as well as meals, and room and board.
Monetary compensation is limited. Her duties would include light
cleaning, and some food preparation. This position is ideal for
someone that has another job during the day (or part-time work).
If you are interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO 

HOUSESITTER(S) NEEDED in southeastern Colorado for about six
weeks from the last days of November 2011 until early January
2012. This is NOT a paid position. 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. I need a couple or a 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 and release animals in the morning
(about 20 minutes) and then pen and feed in the evening (15
minutes). The longest "chore" will be walking the dogs
twice a day - there is a mile track next to the house - we would
like to think that this would be fun to do for yourself also.
Accommodation will be the master bedroom, with attached bathroom.
The house has a den, lounge, and kitchen with an attached dining
room patio (recently added). Clean and tidy. The home has TV,
DVD, video, wireless internet, sewing machine, and fax. Gas
heating. We are located actually in the town of Ordway, CO on
seven acres (equivalent to two town blocks). The town is
1½ hours from Colorado Springs. Use of a car is possible;
several bicycles available also. You can also walk to the
excellent community library and into town. Our rural, farming
community population is 2,000. There are a couple of lakes really
handy; beautiful at this time of year for a wander. The area has
an early trading settlement to visit, the Arkansas River close
by, preserved dinosaur tracks, and many places if you like
exploring your environs. There are no critters inside my home.
Thanks for your interest. You may well recognize this ad as we
have posted before ... please feel free to reapply if you
qualify. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

BASKING RIDGE AREA - Housesitter needed from October 25 to
December 1, 2011, to look after three dogs, one cat, five
goldfish, roses, and our garden. You will be responsible for
feeding our animals, and watering the plants, no exercise
required for the pets. Would prefer a live-in housesitter, but
will also consider twice daily visits to our home for
feeding/watering duties from any local applicants. Please email
why you would be interested in housesitting and taking care of
our pets, and provide at least three checkable references. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UTAH

A HOUSESITTING POSITION is available in suburban Salt Lake City
from mid-October until around May 2012, while the owners are out
of the country. It’s a large, five bedroom, fully furnished
house with all amenities in an upscale neighborhood, near schools
and shopping centers, and close to the I-15. Very light duties
are expected and include watering the plants, taking care of the
yard and communicating with the owners via email, or by cell
phone if any emergencies develop. If interested, please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please include references and your past
housesitting experience. Thank you.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER AND PET-SITTER available. Resume and
references provided. I am an honest, caring, single, and retired
man - Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, or Tampa. Can start in
November for two+ months. Please contact Dennis at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, September 15, 2011

AUSTRALIA 

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. An enthusiastic and reliable couple is
required for a long-term position at a family property in the
Oberon, NSW area. Duties include all housekeeping duties
including cleaning, washing, ironing and very occasional snack
preparation. The couple must include a keen gardener to look
after parklands as well as supply firewood for the homestead.
Other yard duties include lawn maintenance, planting, weeding,
pruning, fertilizing, maintenance of irrigation system and tree
propagation. General maintenance of machinery, vehicles and tools
would also be required. The couple must be experienced and
energetic, and able to work with minimal supervision to a high
standard. Good communication skills are a must as well as current
driver’s licenses. Relevant horticultural qualifications
and experience will be viewed favorably. The starting date would
be ASAP. Salary and separate caretaker accommodations which
consists of a modern three bedroom home. For more information
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MAINE 

COOK/HOUSEKEEPER needed. A XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near Baxter State
Park seeks part-time and/or seasonal (September through early
summer) help to share duties of meal prep, sanitation,
purchasing, and Lodge/Cabin Housekeeping. MUST be comfortable
living/working in rustic/remote areas. Room, board and salary
provided. References and background check required. Experience
preferred. Please submit your resume and salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXwill receive
applications for the position of Live-in Caretaker for our South
Ridge Village Estates Development located at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The application deadline is September 23,
2011. Applications and position descriptions are available at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thank you.

WASHINGTON

MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed as full-time, live-in innkeepers. This
Washington State, Pacific Ocean beach front property, close to a
major getaway town, is seeking a couple to manage a 19 unit condo
style rooms. Responsible for maintaining a swimming pool and a
hot tub, take reservations, manage housekeepers, light
housekeeping as needed, building maintenance, marketing,
advertising and accounting reports to owner. Responsible for
overall function of the Inn. Applicant must have strong customer
service and some computer skills. Some experience in the lodging
industry is preferred but not necessary. Please email a brief
description of yourself and a resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced caretaker of a 48 acre coastal property in Big Sur,
CA looking for a new caretaking opportunity. The ideal situation
is within the Big Sur/Carmel area, but I am open and willing to
relocate as necessary. Bilingual (Spanish) professional male
formerly with the Coast Guard, C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency
Response Team) member, and experienced business manager/property
manager seeking property management position with on site living
quarters. Ability to oversee planning and execution of major
construction and routine maintenance projects (including getting
qualified bids for more extensive repairs and working with
network of contractors, plumbers, electricians, tree removal
professionals, etc.), provide on-site security and presence, work
with owner on budget and accounting for on-going routine expenses
and larger scale projects. Skills as a general handyman/painter,
gardener, with installation and repair of irrigation systems,
foundation stabilization and soil erosion control, home water
systems, insulation-removal and replacement, tree and brush
clearing, spa upkeep, and operating and maintenance of equipment
and tools. Personal and professional references available. Short
and long-term caretaking position wanted as soon as possible.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FLORIDA

CARETAKER NEEDED for my property and animals in Sorrento, FL. I
have an apartment available for a caretaker for my small farm.
Duties will vary from animal feeding to fencing and house repair.
Experience is needed in all aspects of repair and maintenance.
References are required. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FRANCE 

CARETAKER/HOUSEMAN/COOK/HOUSEKEEPER/GUARDIAN COUPLE needed in
France. A live-in, hardworking and good all round
Houseman/Housekeeper/Cook/Caretaker couple required for a lovely
family with five children. The couple will be responsible for
general care and well being of the houses. Duties require an
excellent cook, general cleaning, managing a household budget,
shopping, driving, gardening, and pool cleaning/maintenance. Pack
and unpack and look after the employer’s wardrobe. Any
other duties that will allow the family the flexibility they
require. Normal day-to-day working hours depending on what needs
to be done. When the family is in residence (usually holidays and
festivals) you will be required to work longer hours. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your resume, references,
and recent picture at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN

HOUSESITTER WANTED 30 km from Malaga, Spain from the end of
September 2011 for six weeks. We have a nice country house with
telephone and internet, water and electricity, four horses, three
dogs, two cats and various plants. You only have to feed the
animals in the morning and in the evening and sleep in the night
in the house. During the day you are free to live your own
holidays. The area is very nice. For further information please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

A PRIVATE CAMPGROUND has an opening for a full-time qualified
caretaker couple or two people to share the same house, within
the campground, in the Grays Harbor area. The job includes, but
not limited to, housekeeping, grounds keeping, small equipment
handling, pool maintenance, light carpentry/plumbing, money
handling, propane and ice dispensing. The ability to run lawn
maintenance equipment is essential and tractor/backhoe would be
beneficial. Must have great people skills and have the ability to
work with diverse groups of people, be at least 23 years old,
have a current driver’s license, pass a drug test, and a
WSP background check. The job requires the caretakers to work a
five day week, this includes every weekend, with two days off
during the week. Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

LOOKING FOR A TRAVEL COMPANION / CAREGIVER: Whether going on an
international adventure or relocating to a new state, isn't it
always better with a companion? With more than 28 years of
experience in traveling and caring for the disabled and elderly,
you can count on every detail being planned out and all of your
needs professionally met. Let’s make your next destination
an enjoyable journey. I also offer caregiving for the elderly in
their home, short and long term. Geographically flexible.
Excellent references are available. Please call Laurie at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
introductions today. 

Professional Home Care couple looking for European assignment
around October 29th through November 7th. (Our German assignment
was postponed). Why kennel your loved-ones? Please check the
Wanderlust Home Care calendar: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details.
A previous client generously offered their off-season ski chalet
to us, however we are available to help you. We will be working
our way to Thailand March 15th, and then on to New Zealand. If
you have a property and pets that need loving care, please
contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We'll set up a Skype call to
you to work out the details.  Thanks in advance.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CALIFORNIA 

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted in the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is in
beautiful mountain wilderness, with a trout stream through the
property. The caretaker couple is needed for a rustic 1920's
family resort in the beautiful and remote XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
The resort consists of 50 rustic cabins lining the Stuart Fork
River, a restaurant and general store. One person must have
advanced maintenance skills including plumbing, carpentry,
mechanical and electrical experience. The second person must have
good people skills to work in our restaurant or general store,
and good organizational skills to run the summer housekeeping
crew. Other duties may include landscaping and animal care
(horse, dogs, and cats). Salary and housing provided. Benefits
will be available after six months. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CANADA

RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 69 suite high-rise condo
in Alberta, Edmonton. Strong cleaning skills are needed for the
common property, and light office duties. Site maintenance and
basic mechanical skills also needed, along with good PR. Previous
experience will be an asset. Utilities included with a low cost
rental suite with washer/dryer and underground parking. Please
fax your resume to the  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPING position available on Slipper Island (a
small private island on the east coast of the Coromandel
Peninsula). We are looking for a mature couple to caretake and
help with general maintenance and housekeeping. The position is
available immediately until the end of November. Accommodation
provided in lieu of pay. Applicants must be fit and well and
happy to live offshore for up to three weeks at a time. General
maintenance including mowing lawns, weed-eating, housekeeping and
assisting with farming and some tourist related activities.
Please email your resume and New Zealand references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PERU

COME LIVE AND EXPERIENCE THE PERUVIAN AMAZON via a work trade
opportunity! Are you looking for a unique, amazing, living
opportunity right now? We are offering an opportunity to live a
rare and unique lifestyle in a truly beautiful, natural setting.
We need someone ASAP! For those who desire a connection to the
earth, and who are motivated by the desire to live a simple,
rural life and enjoy living in harmony with nature - all types
are welcome -singles, couples, and families. This is a perfect
situation for a writers, artists, herbologist, anyone studying
natural medicine, explorers, and anyone who would enjoy, learn
and appreciate the culture, solitude, time for reflection and
learning about one’s self, beauty and wilderness
experience. If you are looking for a place to stay while
contemplating life, hiking right off your front porch, watching
wildlife and the cycle of the season’s progress, then this
could be the place for you. It is preferred that you have some
experience with the outdoors, off-the-grid and or simple/rustic
living, or at least a willingness to learn! We
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) are looking for good caretakers who can
ensure that this property is cared for when we are not able to be
here ourselves, and to help us when we are here. The tasks are
such that it takes more than just us to handle them. We are going
to be in the states, as Charity will be giving birth this spring
and we need willing and able people to care for our home and
property while we are away. Charity is already in the states and
Elvis will be leaving sometime in November or December. We want
to be very clear that we are open and flexible as far as time
periods one can stay, but we would prefer someone who would like
to be here for more of a long-term situation, and someone who is
possibly into the idea of collaboration and possibility for
future projects etc. You will have full access to the house and
everything in it and also the land. "Our house is your
house!" What we are asking for the work exchange is (know
that some days there will be things to do, and some days there
will not be anything; there is the possibility for a change in
duties, it all depends on the projects being worked on at the
time.) Holding space, keeping a good energy about the land and
holding a good presence here, gardening, beautifying the land,
and weed control, collecting fruit from the fruit trees, cleaning
of the house/maintaining a clean and sacred space. We are
constantly cultivating and working on new projects. The tasks
here are not difficult; we mostly need a presence here and
someone to keep up with the maintenance of the property. We are
very open to new ideas and projects! Speaking Spanish is very
helpful and pretty necessary! There are only a couple of people
in the village who speak very little English. If there is
interest or questions you can reach XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We thank
you for reading this and taking this opportunity into
consideration. We take all applicants seriously and truly value
your interest in the overall wellness of this land and projects.
Blessings from the jungle! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you,  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

TRADE HOUSE AND USE OF LAND for 20 hours per week. Searching for
a strong motivated individual or couple to work and care for a
beautiful secluded twenty five acre homestead located in
beautiful Blanco. The individual(s) must be enthusiastic about
working on a diversified farm; we have a variety of plants that
will require attention, they are as follows: one acre of
Muscadine grapes - approximately two hundred vines, a small
orchard, blackberry bushes and Goji Berry bushes. To maintain our
planting, weeding and watering must be done in addition to mowing
the rows of the grapes. Our goal is to expand the various fruit
trees once the drought and high temperatures cease so we can
safely plant with success so that we can realize our dream of
having a U-Pick Farm where folks can come and enjoy the fruits of
our labor in an enjoyable setting. When we launch the business we
will speak to you about an opportunity to profit share with us as
an opportunity to stipend your income. Goats and a miniature
horse also occupy this beautiful farm. They have been around
humans all of their lives and require an animal lover who will
interact with them. They require feeding and watering each and
every day. The interaction is important to us, if you are not an
animal lover, then you need not apply. As with any farm there are
other chores to be done, cleaning out shelters, additional
mowing, weed eating around the property, fences mended and
maintained, landscaping will be an ongoing process as we work to
effectively add the ascetics of our farm. We will trade twenty
hours of the above work for a nice two bedroom, one bath house
with a separate workshop. You may have one small pasture for your
own use. You can also take advantage of chicken coops in which
you may purchase your own poultry and sell the eggs or use for
personal use. There are raised garden beds where you can grow
your own vegetables either for your own consumption or to sell at
local farmer’s market outside of working for the farm.
There are occasions that we will require additional work hours
for various projects and will pay nine dollars per hour. We
occupy another property a few miles away and also know of
neighbors who occasionally look for labor to be done. We are
conscious of our environment and living off the land and hope you
as the applicant feel the same way we do; we strictly enforce our
above tasks but invite you to make it a home for yourself and the
opportunities it could bring. We insist you satisfactorily pass a
background check and we require references that we may speak to.
We are excited to share our farm with someone who treats it as a
home and who will care for our property and animals as we would.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.  

WEST VIRGINIA

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER needed for a beautiful
24 acre estate in Shepherdstown, WV. A separate guest house will
be provided. Tasks include: keeping the inside of the house
clean, as well as outside, food shopping, preparing occasional
meals for groups, overseeing workers, and watching the house
while it is empty. Must have your own transportation. Free room
and board along with modest salary provided. To apply, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature, reliable, self-motivated individual will bring excellent
skills to your business. Office Manager with bookkeeping,
computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), event planning, and
gate-keeping skills. Have a secret security clearance. Salary
commensurate with duties/skills. Currently in southern
Mississippi. Prefer western North Carolina (closer to family),
but may consider other areas. Please email inquiries to
caretaker@caretaker.org with “NC ad” in the Subject
Line. No smoking/drugs, looking for clean air and a healthy
atmosphere. Available Fall 2011.

Friday, September 9, 2011

ARIZONA

CARETAKING COUPLE WANTED: Bed & Breakfast and Animal care
jobs available in the Sierra Vista area. B & B position:
cooking breakfast/cleaning. Must be capable, detail oriented,
reliable, motivated, and efficient. Animal care position involves
feeding, cleaning manure, maintaining water tanks. Ranch
maintenance, fencing, notice when animals are ill, construction,
grass cutting, driving tractor, etc. Work in exchange for free
housing in nice RV, paid utilities, and hourly pay. Animal care
position REQUIRES EXPERIENCE WITH TAKING CARE OF EQUINES and
GOATS. ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS OR ADDICTIONS! Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The start date is negotiable, sometime in
September/October.

BULGARIA 

PET-SITTER NEEDED in rural Bulgaria starting in May 2012. This is
a highly unusual property caretaker position, with pets to care
for too. I have a lovely acre in Bulgaria, with a comfortable
caravan, a kitchen, courtyard and a shower room. I live in a very
quiet rural area, with no night life. I need an imaginative and
responsible person to live here while I am away working from time
to time. No smokers taken. Must have references. Help with travel
costs can be included if handyman - or handy-woman - jobs are
undertaken. Basic duties are dog and cat care, watering and
weeding - no more than three hours work per day. You are welcome
to pursue your studies or work using the internet. This would be
suitable for someone looking for a peaceful break with light
duties. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

TURKEY 

AN ONGOING HOUSESITTER IS WANTED for my home in Turkey. I have a
large mountain house and need someone who can milk a goat, and
look after a dog and chickens. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

HOUSESITTER AND CARETAKER AVAILABLE. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Veteran, non-smoking man. Loves animals. Will travel throughout
the USA. Retired truck driver. Available short term or long term.
Widower. Security experience. Family:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ALASKA 

OYSTER FARM CARETAKER needed. This year round caretaker position
is located in beautiful Prince William Sound, Alaska. Job duties
include: care of oyster stock, maintenance, and repair of
equipment to include generators, outboard motors, water pumps,
battery banks, and general buildings. This position requires a
background in engine maintenance/repair, ropes/rigging and net
repair, small boat operation, and an ability to manage time in an
unsupervised setting as well as being self-motivated. HACCP
certification desired. Couples are encouraged to apply given the
remote nature of this site. Compensation includes housing, and
salary dependent upon experience. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

HOUSEKEEPER/DRIVER COUPLE required for a large informal private
house near Banbury. Separate accommodation provided plus use of a
car. Duties to include general housekeeping, washing, ironing,
cooking and shopping. The homeowners have frequent overnight
guests. Candidates must have a minimum of three years experience
in a similar situation, speak good English and have an eye for
detail. Should have a clean UK driver’s license and be
animal friendly. This position would suit a couple with no
dependants. References are essential. 45 hours per week but must
be flexible and prepared to work weekends. To apply for this
couple position, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

CARETAKER NEEDED for 40 acre family farm in Ocala. Duties will
include: mowing pastures, regular maintenance of fences etc.,
feeding horses (eight total), must have horse training/riding
skills, minor care for other animals. Needs knowledge of
maintaining equipment, including tractor, zero turn, lawn care
equipment, etc. Basic training for a young colt and yearling
filly. Requires 20/40 hours per week depending on time of year.
References required. The caretaker must have their own
transportation. Salary is negotiable, depending on experience.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

EXPERIENCED PERSON OR COUPLE needed to take charge of a small
estate with some acreage to be allotted to farming, in Superior
Township, MI. This is a full-time, long-term position for the
right person(s). Must have good general knowledge of required
maintenance of farm and landscape equipment. Summer landscaping
responsibilities include family properties. Winter
responsibilities include snow removal. This position requires a
self-starter with the ability to set priorities without constant
supervision and the ability to manage additional seasonal help
when necessary. Handyman skills a plus. Must have the ability to
grow and learn new things. Property now has horses and chickens
but the owners are open to additional animals in the future.
Caretaker apartment on the property may be available to right
person(s). We're a big, fun loving family that needs an
easy-going responsible person or couple. Some benefits available.
To apply, please fax your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Torvizcon, Granada, Spain in January and
February 2012. I have a small olive farm in Andalucia. I prefer a
practical, mature couple to look after my house, four large dogs,
cats, chickens and doves. The farm is situated five
minutes’ walk from a small friendly rural village. Can be
quite rugged in winter! I have a wood burner, electricity,
washing machine, ADSL, and satellite TV. Sometimes it's not
possible to drive up from the village when the normally dry
riverbed floods after heavy rain, so it means walking the 500
meters from the village. There are beautiful views of Sierra
Nevada Mountains from my farm. I am looking for an animal loving,
practical, mature, peaceful couple. I will be harvesting olives
in November if you could come and help as a trial period for a
couple of weeks. Hope to hear from likely candidates soon. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Caretaker couple extraordinaire available! Married couple in the
process of relocating to north central Washington or similar
rural, farming community; looking for ranch caretaking or
management position for this winter, possibly longer. Entrust
your land, buildings, business and animals to the best of hands.
We would like to learn and get to know the area before purchasing
a new ranch, and are happy to work for our way! We have
impeccable skills, knowledge, work ethic and references for ranch
management, landscaping, gardening, animal husbandry,
construction, property/building maintenance. We currently own and
operate our remote, off-grid yet modern and comfortable guest
ranch in the high mountains of southern Colorado. You can learn
more about our business and us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Our son
has just started university in BC; now it's time for us to move
on and try something new as well. Please contact us at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

ARIZONA

RETIRED OR SEMI-RETIRED CARETAKER wanted for a small Arizona
horse ranch. Must be non-smoking, reliable, neat and clean, have
own source of income, and a basic knowledge of horses. No drugs.
Duties include feeding and cleaning up after nine horses in the
evenings, and occasional fulltime chores (feeding dogs, cats and
horses, watering plants, and pool care) in my absence for
RV/utilities exchange. Pets allowed. Position can be permanent.
Please send brief your resume with references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave a
message.

PORTUGAL 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Algrave, Portugal for five days at the
beginning of December 2011 and for four weeks in February 2012 -
preferably the same housesitters so we can gauge their ability.
We are the owners of a 15 room guest house in Algrave. The scope
of the work does not involve any cleaning as we have three staff
however it does involve supervision of the staff and the business
generally. The housesitters should have a business background.
The housesitters would have their own private bedroom and the use
of our apartment. For more information, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

DEER CAMP COOK needed for November and December 2011. We are
located 60 miles west of Pecos, Texas in the Davis Mountains.
African-style tent camp provided. To apply, please mail your
resume and salary requirements to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Retired professor interested in a house-sitting assignment for a
season or longer. I am quiet, kind, stable, healthy, honest,
discreet, and reliable, a non-drinker and non-smoker. I am an
author working on my third book so I value quiet and a good
internet connection. Although presently I have no pets I love
animals and would take good care of your house, garden and /or
pets. I have great references and I am available on short notice.
Please feel free to email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker available (New Smyrna/Daytona Beach). Reliable,
responsible, nonsmoking woman with two well behaved dogs.
Available October 2011 – January 2012. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ARKANSAS 

I AM SEEKING A RESPONSIBLE COUPLE to work and live on a small
horse ranch in central Arkansas. This is a full-time, possible
long-term position for the right self-motivated couple. Must get
along with other employees. We breed, raise, train and show
high-end Western Pleasure show horses for the National Circuit.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the
following: the daily care and upkeep of 35 to 45 American Quarter
Horses; feeding, mucking, assisting in breeding, foaling,
doctoring and working with yearlings, maintenance of property,
fences and buildings. Spouse responsibilities would include but
not limited to cooking, cleaning and laundry, and dog and cat
care. Physical ability to perform all aspects of the jobs is
required. No drugs, smoking or criminal background. Please
include qualifications and/or resume with pictures to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

HOUSESITTER AND PET-STTER needed in Cairns, Queensland from
September 15 through October 1, 2011. My dogs are a female
shepherd cross and a male staffy cross. They are both eight years
old and are easy to get on with. We do keep them outdoors because
of the shedded hair! Jas and Kiefer love to walk, however Jas has
arthritis in her back legs so it's generally a short one (10 - 20
minutes) out the back on the reserve. We back onto a dog exercise
area. The fish are a Siamese fighting fish, cat fish and two
small neons that are all in the same small tank and are fed once
a day. We have a four bedroom, two bathroom house on a 900m
squared block with a pool. The pool is maintained by a pool
company. We have wireless internet and Austar. Public transport,
shops and schools are within walking distance. We live 15 minutes
drive from Cairns city with many restaurants and more shopping.
Cairns itself is a tourist spot! Beaches, national parks and
sailing, golfing and fishing are readily available. We used to
own a caravan so have a cement slab behind the fence for
security. For more information, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN UNDER BUTLER required for a large private
house. The successful candidate will help with domestic duties,
wait at the table and have good cooking skills. He/She will be
presentable, hard working and have a cheery manner. The working
week will be five days a week including most weekends. A private
apartment will be provided in the main house. A car driver is
essential. This is a non-smoking household. For full details
please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  UK.

FRANCE 

HOUSESITTER WANTED for my quiet, country cottage in a small
hamlet near Cahors, France from mid-to-late October to mid-March
2012. The housesitter will need to take care of one dog, two cats
and four donkeys. Must also be able to keep the house clean and
safe. Must have good references. We are asking that you pay for
the electric you use and love animals. For more details, please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

SEASONAL GUEST RANCH MAINTENANCE help needed. This is an
opportunity to combine work/play in Glacier National Park! I have
a small ranch (one hundred sixty acres) on the east side of
Glacier Park. Full-time caretakers occupy the property. I am
looking for a couple who would assist the current caretakers in
the upkeep and maintenance of the property next June through
August or September. The seasonal position would assist in
repairing and maintaining the buildings and fences (post and barb
wire), and assist in groundskeeping (including weed management)
and gardening. There are three vacation rentals that are operated
seasonally and assistance is needed with daily housekeeping and
cleaning. There are presently six alpaca and one guard llama on
the property. Within reason, your horse(s) would be welcome,
pasture and water provided. I would provide space and utilities
for a self contained trailer or RV. Work schedule could be three
to four days per week, schedule depending on rental occupancy.
This would allow you time to explore Glacier and the area at your
leisure. The area is very rural; wildlife abounds and the setting
is exceptional: lots of peace and quiet, exceptional hiking and
photography opportunities. The ranch is twelve miles from Glacier
Park, three miles from the Canadian Border, with beautiful golf
courses in the area including Waterton National Park. There are
good restaurants in the summer season and world class, blue
ribbon fishing in lakes and streams. Qualifications include
reliable, trustworthy (no drug or alcohol issues), experience in
farming/ranching, livestock, barb wire fencing (building and
repair), noxious weed management. A plus would be experience in
the hospitality industry, skills in building maintenance and
repair, and mechanically inclined for equipment maintenance (ATV,
Ford tractor, vehicle, boat, and small engines). I would prefer
you supply your own RV or travel trailer, but for the right
couple we could work out something. This is a chance to spend
your summer on a ranch and have plenty of time for Glacier
National Park and the surrounding area. Our website is
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please respond by email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and please no phone calls. I will email details on request.

NEW YORK 

UPSTATE NEW YORK HOUSESITTER/PET-SITTER. A single/couple is
needed to care for two dogs and housesit from September 20 to
December 1, 2011 in a quiet country setting near Palmyra (minutes
from Rochester and the Finger Lakes wine trails). May extend stay
until March 30, 2012. The house has four beds/2.5 baths, is fully
furnished, has a wood stove with wood, and has 16 acres of woods,
pond, and gardens. Pet care and minor maintenance in exchange for
free rent. References required. For more details, please call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

ONE BEDROOM HOUSING available in the Wautoma area. A furnished
cottage, with free rent, will be provided in exchange for
caretaker duties. Duties will include chopping wood, loading the
wood burner boiler, snow plowing and snow shoveling. The
caretaker is needed from September through May. To apply, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

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, August 30, 2011

ARIZONA

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a Storage Facility at 34th Street and
Aviation in Tucson. Prefer a retired couple with their own RV. RV
hookups and utilities included. The caretakers will get water,
sewage, electricity, and trash paid for. A salary is possible
based on occupancy. For more information, please call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKERS needed in Eureka, CA. We are looking for a couple who
love the outdoors and would like to live in a beautiful rural
setting, running a seasonal fishing lodge with four cabins. A two
bedroom/one bath ranch house, salary, plus some living expenses
will be provided. Must be willing to provide cabin housekeeping,
pool maintenance, and groundskeeping as well as enjoy dealing
with the public. Please send resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

COLORADO WINTER WONDERLAND AND OFF-GRID SOLITUDE available.
Couple needed to caretake XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the Gunnison
National Forest, Colorado at 10,300 feet just 1.5 miles from the
Continental Divide. Handyman and carpentry skills required. Must
have the ability to manage off-the-grid hydro-electric power.
Hospitality skills needed: housekeeping and the ability to host
guests for the lodge and cabin. The lodge has propane,
electricity, landline and Internet available. However this is a
rough, snowbound, high elevation job. Only seasoned, hearty
couples should apply. This is not a paid position. Two+ hours per
day of work-exchange required. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please contact us though our website at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

HOUSE/CAT-SITTER WANTED in Jupiter, Florida, from October 12,
2011 through January 12, 2012. House and pet-sitting needed for
two cats. We have a small home, near shops and the beach, in a
garden community with a pool for residents. We have Wi-Fi, all
utilities, and more. We need a clean and tidy person who can also
communicate with us while we are away. Responsibilities include
care and maintenance of the small garden as well. This position
would be suitable for someone who works online. Must have a car
to drive us to departure and arrival locations. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and if you would like to see some of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX‘s photos, please click here 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed for the Town of LaGrange’s
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Must be able to live on premises. Caretaker
candidates desirable qualities include: being responsible,
dependable, and having handyman skills. Applications are
available at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Monday through Friday from
8:30am - 3:30pm. 

TEXAS

RANCH CARETAKER needed for a Texas Panhandle ranch near Amarillo.
Job requirements are welding experience, being able to service,
operate and maintain tractors, back-hoes and other ranch
equipment, painting, fencing and carpentry. Good references
reflecting good job stability, maturity and ability are required.
Please mail your resume and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER TEAM wanted for a couple on Whidbey Island, Washington
(a large island in Puget Sound). Duties include housekeeping,
laundry plus ironing, cooking, driving, shopping and yard/car
care. Must be experienced with excellent references. This is a
beautiful setting, with a nice and separate home on the property
plus $65,000. No pets, please. To be considered, please send
resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has been in business for over 65
years, specializing in Home Health Care, Childcare and Support
Services for the home, in Seattle and surrounding areas.

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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

AUSTRALIA

HOUSESITTER/PET-SITTER needed from September 7 to October 5, 2011
in Mount Rumney (a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania). We would like
someone who likes animals to housesit at our home in Mount
Rumney. It's a quiet bush area, and we have 150 acres of bush.
Must be comfortable with cats, birds and chooks. No maintenance
involved, maybe cut some wood for the wood fire, and water the
plants. For more details, please write XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Australia or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BULGARIA 

LONG-TERM HOUSESITTER WANTED in Varna, Bulgaria. The housesitter
is needed to live in a Lodge beside a lake near Varna, in a very
rural area with no neighbors and stunning nature all around. The
property is not smart, but is livable. We are looking for longer
term occupiers who can live there rent-free in return for looking
after the place. No hunters allowed. For more information, please
call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE needed in Sonoma. The successful
applicant(s) for this part-time caretaker and housekeeper
position will live in a one-bedroom apartment on the 14-acre wine
country estate. The property is the owner’s primary
residence. Landscaping is limited to native plants and grasses
around the home and a small mixed fruit orchard. Duties include
maintenance of property systems such as heating, cooling, water
and septic; landscape maintenance, dog care (one standard Poodle)
when the owners are away, window washing, weekly housekeeping,
occasional errands and special projects. Ideal candidates are a
non-smoking couple who have worked together as a team performing
similar duties in the past. Must own a vehicle, have a valid
California driver's license and pass a background check. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

ENGLAND

EXCEPTIONAL STAFF NEEDED FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL ESTATE. Country Life
calls it "The most ludicrous, loopy, lovely estate in
Britain." Life here is never dull. We are a retired couple
with far-reaching interests. The house is not huge. It often
behaves like a hotel with an endless stream of visitors. There is
good help; but we need an experienced, efficient Housekeeper who
can cook for lunch/dinner parties. The right person or couple
will have a self-contained flat, an erratic but enjoyable life
and will, we hope, stay for a long time. Our previous couple
stayed here for 25 years. You MUST understand a slightly formal
English household, must have good references, a good sense of
humor and MUST love animals. We have an animal sanctuary and a
full-sized railway (you need not love trains). We do a lot of
charity events and expect staff to join in. If you think you
could cope, and smile: please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and speak
to Sarah.

FLORIDA

HOUSE/CAT-SITTER WANTED in southeastern Florida from October 12,
2011 through January 12, 2012. House and pet-sitting needed for
two cats. We have a small home, near shops and the beach, in a
garden community with a pool for residents. We need a clean and
tidy person who can also communicate with us while we are away.
Responsibilities include care and maintenance of the small garden
as well. This position would be suitable for someone who works
online. Must have a car to drive us to departure and arrival
locations. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

EXPERIENCED COUPLE, COOK/HOUSEKEEPER AND GARDENER needed. A
couple is required for a beautiful family Manoir set in a village
in Normandy, France near Deauville. The position will suit a
cook/housekeeper and a gardener with maintenance skills. The
house, garden and pool are fully equipped. A furnished two
bedroom cottage will be provided, with utilities included except
telephone. French speaking not essential but the couple must have
the appropriate skills to maintain the property when the owners
are not in residence. Clean driving licenses are required. The
work schedule is a flexible five day week. Interviews for the
post will be on the 28th and 29th of September in London. Please
respond in writing by mailing your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK. 

INDIANA

ESTATE MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for a 180 acre estate in
Northwest Indiana. Must have experience with estate management
and extensive knowledge of gardens, animals, maintenance and
appearances. The position includes a three bedroom home on the
property. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax
to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

RANCH CARETAKER needed in southeastern Oklahoma (Choctaw County).
The property consists of 2,000 acres which include the owner's
home and pool, the caretaker's home, a barn, and a lake (25
acres). The main house is 7,000 square feet and the caretaker
house is 1,000 square feet. There are approximately five acres,
of the 2,000 acres, that require mowing. The position reports to
the owners (husband and wife) and will be responsible for
performing a broad range of cleaning and maintenance activities
specific to the main home and the five acres surrounding the
home. Candidates should have at least five years related
experience with experience in a similar caretaker role on a ranch
or farm property. Gardening experience would be a plus. Caretaker
housing provided. A couple is preferred. References required;
related experience a plus. Compensation will be a monthly salary,
plus paid vacation. Caretaker housing and utilities will be
provided. Please reply 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. I can provide great
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, August 22, 2011

CALIFORNIA

SEEKING SOMEONE to work on my ranch, located in Manteca, and take
care of my horses. RV space is available for your RV with hook
ups, in exchange for stall cleaning, and miscellaneous ranch
work. Must be able to clean stalls, and be familiar with horses,
drive a tractor, and spray weeds, and irrigate pastures. A
background check will be required. No drugs allowed. To apply,
please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Langley, British Columbia. We are
currently seeking a live-in caretaker for one of our sites in
Langley, BC. The duties and responsibilities would include
vacuuming, high dusting, changing and replacing light bulbs, etc.
The successful applicants will be required to pass a criminal
record check. All candidates must speak fluent English, must be
physically fit and must be legally allowed to work in Canada.
Previous cleaning experienced is required. Compensation: depends
on experience. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
provide your name, work experience, and the type of cleaning
equipment you own no later than August 31, 2011.

ENGLAND

EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER/COOK needed for a large house in Kent. A
family of six is looking for someone who enjoys cooking to start
ASAP starting in early September. This hybrid job will also
involve some care of horses, dogs and children (17, 15, 13, and
10) so experience with an empathy for all these are essential. We
have a cleaner. Must gave a clean driving license, and be a
non-smoker. Terms fully negotiable but living on site-in, in a
separate cottage, is likely to be a pre-requisite. Please call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

A HORSE BOARDING FACILITY on 325 acres is looking for full-time
caretakers/barnkeepers starting 9/15/11. We are looking for a
couple to take care of the day-to-day needs of boarded horses,
which includes feeding and cleaning stalls, along with keeping
vaccination/worming/farrier schedules, upkeep of large pastures,
upkeep of all fence/shelters and equipment, medical needs,
foaling, breeding, upkeep of arenas, ordering feed or supplies,
taking care of emergencies, etc. Self motivation is a must. Need
to be able to see what needs done and get it done before a
problem arises. Please email your resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hello. New to the caretaker "community", I am actively
looking for a good place to bring in my work and personal
experiences. I have been a self employed Property Manager/Rental
Agent over the past six years, situated at the French Riviera.
Due to personal changes I am ready to move on. I love nature and
animals, especially dogs and horses, am sportive, healthy living
and straight forward, with a positive "can-do"
attitude. I am extremely reliable, honest and trustworthy, which
should work both ways. I speak German, English and French. As I
am not a retired person yet ... I can only take on paid job
offers. CV and references can be given. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I look forward to hear from you. Warmest
regards Nicole

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

AUSTRALIA 

ON-SITE CARETAKER needed. A large residential complex requires a
mature minded couple to live here and assist with duties outside
office hours. There is some cleaning involved, however this
position would still allow for other employment. A three bedroom,
air-conditioned town house will be provided, along with a salary
offered to the successful applicants. This is a hands-on position
and good people skills are essential. Please mail your resume and
relevant experience prior to 8/26/11, to Caretaker Position,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small hobby ranch with cattle in Central
California, must be able to assist cows during calving season,
mend wire fence, building maintenance, tree and brush cutting,
etc. This is not a training position. Own trailer or motor home
preferred. Basic compensation for routine chores and availability
for emergency situations as well as ranch sitting when the owner
is absent. Other work available on a project basis. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Guildford, Surrey. England, from August
20th until September 3rd. We are looking for a housesitter and a
pet-sitter to look after our dog and cat at home in our house in
Guildford. For more information, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PORTUGAL 

AN 89-YEAR-OLD Lady in Algarve, Portugal seeks a mature,
semi-retired active woman for a companionship/caring position.
This is a live-in position. You will have your own facilities to
include en suite bedroom and use of all modern conveniences in
house. To apply, please email your resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Excellent Caretaker available. For news, photos, and contact
information, please go to my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thank you.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

FLORIDA

MAINTENANCE/CARETAKER position available. This is a full-time,
live-in position, with $32,000 salary and benefits, for a home in
Destin. This is a hands-on job requiring experience and
references. Background checks will be required. Please mail your
resume and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON 

128 ACRE FARM in need of a caretaker. The farm is located at Andy
Hill Road and Highway 140 in Lakeview, OR. Rent exchanged for
care of nine horses. Must be able to fix fences and have
knowledge of horse care. An older trailer house is available to
use, but in need of a little repair and lots of cleaning. You
must pay the electric bill and have your own insurance. Will
require three references and a recent background check sent to
our address:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE 

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in Coker Creek, TN to manage a small
six room motel, three cabins and a small restaurant. We are
located in the Cherokee National Forest of southeastern
Tennessee. Duties include phones, reservations, cleaning and
laundry, some light cooking. Also some knowledge of basic
plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. Looking for an individual to
live on the property full-time. We are offering a small cabin,
phone, tips, water and electric. Salary: $400/month. No smoking.
No pets. If interested, please visit our website at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING 

AN ANIMAL CARE MANAGER is needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX outside
of Hartville, WY in beautiful south-central Wyoming, starting
September 1, 2011. The Animal Care Manager will oversee the
health, well-being and general care of cats and dogs, and -- at
times -- our other animals: horses, pigs and sheep. Professional
or strong volunteer experience with dog and cat care required,
along with managing guests and volunteers. Must have the ability
to walk dogs a few miles every day in a range of temperatures and
have the ability to clean to a high standard and to lift 40
pounds. Basic computer skills needed and a current driver’s
license. Experience with rural living. Salary is in the
mid-$20,000s. Included is free housing, living with either our
dogs or cats in a beautiful setting. Qualified applicants should
submit a cover letter and resume describing how your experience
relates to this position to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by 8/20/11. We
will contact qualified applicants.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

HOUSESITTER AND CARETAKER AVAILABLE. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Veteran, non-smoking man. Loves animals. Will travel throughout
the USA. Retired truck driver. Available short term or long term.
Widower. Security experience. Family:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, August 11, 2011

AUSTRALIA 

CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks an on-site
Caretaker/Manager for its 21 apartment complex. The successful
applicant will possess high-level human relations capabilities
and general handyman skills, including pool and yard maintenance.
An opportunity exists for some after hours rentals management,
including commission. Ideally the successful applicant will live
on-site, but an off-site role is a possibility. Suitable
applicants, should call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further
information. Applications close on August 26th 2011.

CALIFORNIA

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER POSITION available in the Russian River
area. In exchange for doing 15 hours/week of work here, you get a
private comfortable trailer with hot tub and utilities in a
beautiful, peaceful, remote, rural setting (one hour from Santa
Rosa). It’s a perfect situation for a fit pensioner or
retired person with a modest income who desires affordable
housing and enjoys active outdoor living. Duties include (but not
limited to) tending (and enjoying) a wonderful organic garden,
chickens, forest stewardship and firewood cutting, general
handyman and other ranch chores. The remote location means you
should be someone who can enjoy and appreciate the peace and
solitude without frequent trips to town. Internet, TV and
landline available, but not included. Applicants must currently
reside in the Bay Area in order to be available for an in person
interview. Please respond with some details about yourself and
why you are the ideal candidate by emailing 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

RESIDENT MANAGER required for a large Edmonton condo complex. The
Manager will be responsible for all general common areas and
building maintenance. Must also perform on-call emergency
maintenance, coordinate with contractors, maintain records, snow
removal, etc. Opportunity to live on-site. Must be able to work
with minimum supervision. Must have your own vehicle, computer
skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience and references required. Certifications and tickets
preferred. Please fax your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA 

OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYMENT on a progressive stock farm in the
Boswell, Oklahoma area. Very good housing provided, along with
very good equipment. Other amenities included as well. This is a
working position. No smoking, drinking, drugs or chewing.
Knowledge of farming, cows, and stockers is necessary. To apply,
please mail your resume (no phone calls please) to: 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

HARDWORKING RESPONSIBLE COUPLE wanted to work full-time on a
South Texas ranch. Duties will include daily care of cattle,
horses, upkeep and maintenance of outbuildings, machinery and
grounds (to include welding and fence repair), house cleaning and
upkeep, and yard work. On site housing will be provided. A ranch
truck will be provided for ranch use only. Applicants must have a
valid Texas driver’s license and have a clean driving
record. Need to be drug free and sober. If interested please send
your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Professional retired couple of sober habits seeking a
housesitting or caretaking position to provide live-on property
security for absentee owners in Connecticut, Vermont,
Massachusetts, or Maryland County. Will travel to varying
locations at owner’s request. We have handyman,
maintenance, supervising and technical skills. We have experience
with administration, hospitality, running errands, pet care and
gardening. Integrity paired with willingness to care for property
as though it were our own and will not disappoint the right
absentee owner. References available upon request. Also available
for interviews via Skype. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

AUSTRALIA 

HOUSE AND PET-STTING available in Torryburn, Gresford, New South
Wales from August 28 through September 26, 2011. We have a
6-year-old Golden Retriever named Meg who loves people and being
the centre of attention. She likes going for walks and then
sleeping it off. We have a 25 acre Allyn River frontage property
with a small two bedroom cottage, with tank water, septic toilet,
and air conditioning. Great views, peaceful but only 30 minutes
to Maitland and access to the Lower Hunter Valley and vineyards.
We are both high school teachers and have booked our overseas
holiday. We are genuine friendly and sincere people who are
looking for a mature couple to housesit and enjoy the peace and
quiet here. Happy for people to live in our home or bring their
own accommodation ...we have plenty of space. There is some yard
(about one acre house paddock) and garden maintenance, but we
have a ride-on mower. There are lots of places to go within an
hour’s drive, from the mountains to the coast and then the
wineries. Don't rely on public transport, you will need a car.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

ANIMAL CARE AND RANCH MANAGER needed on a small ranch in
Hollister. Need an experienced person to care for horses,
chickens, and other animals. Looking for a long-term,
responsible, highly motivated, neat, clean, non-smoker who is
kind and compassionate towards animals and respectful of the
environment and the owner's privacy. The job duties include
caring for horses, donkeys, goats, geese, peafowl, ducks,
chickens, cleaning corrals, cleaning barns, feeding, watering,
moving hay, and other usual ranch chores such as fence mending,
irrigation and weed management, and operating a backhoe and
tractor. Must have an understanding of horse and animal care and
be able to maintain ranch machinery. $500/week plus a two bedroom
trailer provided, with paid utilities. Please mail your resume
and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE NETHERLANDS

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Amsterdam, from August 21 - August 25. I
have a cute house on the river, with two cats, seven minutes from
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, just south of Amsterdam. In 10 minutes,
you can be in the countryside with ducks and cows and sheep all
around! You can use our bikes; otherwise you would need a car.
For more information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN POSITION, ASSISTANT TO FACILITIES MANAGER needed for a
contemplative retreat and conference center in Phoenicia, New
York. Looking for a competent person with a friendly disposition.
Needs to be skilled in carpentry, plumbing and electric. This is
a hands-on, labor-intensive, full-time position. The hours are
variable and do require the person to be on site during retreats
and to handle emergencies. Salary and housing provided. Please
email your cover letter, resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PORTUGAL 

AN 89-YEAR-OLD Lady in Algarve, Portugal seeks a mature,
semi-retired active woman for a companionship/caring position.
This is a live-in position. You will have your own facilities to
include en suite bedroom and use of all modern conveniences in
house. To apply, please email your resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Quiet, clean, motivated 46-year-old housesitter, petsitter, and
horsesitter, enjoy cleaning, especially yard work, run saw,
invasive plant removal, and tend chickens. Seeks a position in or
near Vancouver BC, Toronto, Montreal or similar. Seek a position
in CANADA. Current US DL/passport, good driving record,
experience driving in snow, prefers an area near public transit
not too isolated. No drugs, non-smoker, no criminal record.
Published fiction author and technical writer seeking a place to
write for the next three to six months. Available September 1
until? Please email Mel in Seattle at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, August 8, 2011

AUSTRALIA 

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE local in Echunga, South Australia to watch
over our home and pets from September 6 until October 15, 2011.
We have two dogs, a Labrador and Collie cross, both old in age.
Indoor dogs at night, but like to be outside during the day if
someone is home. No need for walking - just need to be fed
mornings and nights. Outside we have two goats, three guinea
pigs, two love birds and a bird Avery of budgies. These just
require feeding once a day which takes about 10 minutes. Also in
the house we have a turtle that is also fed mornings and nights.
We have a four bedroom house, with two living areas, on a half
acre block. We have a wireless internet connection, foxtel also.
The house and gardens are very low maintenance. We have four kids
and the house is only three years old but very well lived in, so
just tidying up after yourself is all we ask. Our house is just
off the main street in Echunga. The pub is at the end of our long
drive way and across the road. The deli and bakery is a two
minute walk from us. Echunga is a very quiet town that is five
minutes by car from Hahndorf and Mount Barker and 10 minutes from
Stirling. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.
Thanks.

CALIFORNIA

CAMPHOST/CARETAKER needed at a secluded fee for use area, located
in the chaparral covered northern San Bernardino National Forest.
We are looking for the proper individual or couple who want a
Southern California RV location, conveniently located close to
I-15/215, and the 210 Freeways, Rancho Cucamonga and San
Bernardino. The facility is located at the 4,400' elevation in
the shadow of Mt. Baldy, the highest peak in the San Gabriel
Mountain range, and the Sheep Mountain Wilderness Area, in the
Lytle Creek Canyon drainage. The adjoining communities are still
rural; however a large mall and other amenities are a half hour
drive. Low humidity without extreme temperatures makes for a
comfortable environment the majority of the year. Activities in a
developing controlled shooting range, includes the use of
firearms and archery equipment from designated locations at
designated targets. This is a controlled use area, so a tolerance
of firearms is expected. It is open seven days a week and closes
at 16:00 and opens at 08:00, the hosts are expected to maintain a
presence on the property afterhours, merely as a deterrent to
unauthorized entry. The applicants should be mature/responsible
individuals/couples who are self sufficient, reliable, dedicated
to a commitment, and independent. Host positions are seasonal,
applicants are expected to have a clean, self-contained RV,
should be able to provide proof of insurance, and current
registration, tow behind vehicle is a plus. The host area is
separated from the shooting area by approximately 70 yards.
Currently conditions are primitive. However, sanitation needs are
serviced weekly; potable water will be supplied, as well as an
alternative power source. Amenities are in the works. Pets are
acceptable, as long as shots are current and they are kept under
control. Local activities include hiking, fishing, hunting, bird
watching, stargazing, 4 wheeling, wildlife viewing, mountain
biking, gold mining/panning, and peace and quiet. This could be a
fine situation for active retirees who enjoy the seclusion of the
outdoors and enjoy people in moderation. Financial compensation
commensurate with activities performed. Must be bondable.  Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for an application and to schedule an
interview. 

ENGLAND

AN ADAPTABLE COUPLE is required. An elderly couple is looking for
a cook, housekeeper and handyperson/driver. A self contained flat
will be provided within the main house. A dog is welcome, but
sorry, no children. Non-smokers only, please. The house is
located in picturesque New Forest, one mile from Brockenhurst
village, so your own transportation would be desirable.
References essential. Please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, UK. 

FLORIDA

PERSONAL EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT needed. Our client, is an ultra high
net worth family ($1 Billion plus in assets) located in Florida.
This family owns a number of high profile companies throughout
the world. They are seeking a driven, detail oriented executive
personal assistant to manage the family’s daily affairs.
This person will ensure that the family’s affairs run
smoothly so they are able to keep their focus on managing and
building their businesses. In essence this person will be like an
extension of my client’s family. The responsibilities
include:
• Provide administrative and personal support to the family
• Maintain personal and professional calendars, manage
incoming telephone calls, email and mail of a confidential
nature, prepare confidential correspondence, plan and coordinate
meetings, conference and videoconference logistics
• Manage domestic and international travel schedules;
coordinate airline, ground transportation and dining
accommodations; suggest and organize excursions
• Conduct personal and professional errands; maintain
diplomacy while assertively fulfilling requests (obtaining
tickets to a sold out theatre show, securing dinner reservations
at a booked restaurant, etc.)
• Manage special family/business events from conception
through execution including locating venue, selecting catering,
coordinating guest list, etc.
• Various other ad hoc requests from the family
The desired attributes for this position include:
• 10 plus years experience providing personal support to a
wealthy family/celebrity/politician
• College degree preferred
• A strong work ethic and be aggressive, polished and
poised
• Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Tremendous attention to detail
• The ability to interact professionally with high profile
politicians/celebrities/athletes/business executives on a daily
basis
• An excellent sense of discretion with regard to highly
sensitive and confidential information
• The ability to learn quickly, work independently and
prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment
• The ability and desire to work long and flexible hours
including evenings, weekends and holidays (24/7 availability)
• The ability to work at least 20 weekends per year (with
traveling a minimum of ten of those weekends).
To inquire confidentially, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOWA

HELP NEEDED on small central Iowa acreage. I am self-employed and
organizationally-challenged, looking for someone to get/keep the
place together so I can function. It's really that simple. I have
5½ acres (with sheep, chickens, ducks, goats, dogs, cats,
and bees), old three-bedroom farmhouse, and several outbuildings.
I'm a piano technician, musician, writer, and interesting person.
Free room and use of the place in exchange for organizational
skills. (Not looking for romance, religion, or drama). Please
write for more details to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

My passions include alternative practices of health care and
agriculture, as well as a reform of the current media and
political arenas. I believe we are at a critical time in the
evolution of humanity and this planet and I desire to be part of
a positive transformation. My intent is to manifest an employment
opportunity that will allow me to utilize my experience and
talents to contribute to the expansion of a socially responsible
organization. I incorporate energetic and spiritual practices,
dietary protocols and mental disciplines daily. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a resume and further information.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

AUSTRALIA 

PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Elands, New South Wales from September
20 through October 25, 2011. I have both a cat and dog who are
hardy, self-reliant animals, living outdoors. They both need
regular food and some TLC. I have an alternative life-style
property, five acres on large forest property (ex-community),
good dirt roads, abundant wild-life, peaceful, independent from
grid with solar electricity, wood heaters, gas or wood cooking
stoves, Austar TV, satellite broadband, and phone. I am a one and
a half hour drive up the mountain from Taree, NSW. Maintenance
tasks involve lawn moving and some wood chopping. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN POSITION, ASSISTANT TO FACILITIES MANAGER needed for a
contemplative retreat and conference center in Phoenicia, New
York. Looking for a competent person with a friendly disposition.
Needs to be skilled in carpentry, plumbing and electric. This is
a hands-on, labor-intensive, full-time position. The hours are
variable and do require the person to be on site during retreats
and to handle emergencies. Salary and housing provided. Please
email your cover letter, resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

ESTATE COORDINATOR needed on Lopez Island (San Juan Islands, WA).
A private estate on Lopez Island is looking to hire an Estate
Coordinator. This is a hands on position responsible for
organizing, leading and performing the work efforts of
housekeeping and other interior service positions. The Estate
Coordinator will work collaboratively with the estate staff to
develop and maintain estate standards within the household and
throughout the grounds including upkeep and maintenance of
landscaping furniture, fixtures and equipment. This position will
be the primary contact, coordinating all owner, family and guest
activities at the property. We are looking for a well-rounded
individual knowledgeable in all aspects of hospitality service,
food and beverage and general management. This person must have
excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize and
delegate tasks. They will need to be able to work independently,
closely with others and as a member of a team. Strong written and
interpersonal communication skills are a must. High school
diploma or General Education Degree (GED); and five plus years
relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and
experience is required. This person will be expected to work
nights, weekends and holidays as needed and on short notice. The
person in this position must live on Lopez Island, some
relocation assistance will be provided. This position offers
competitive compensation, great benefits and a beautiful work
environment. To apply, please send a resume in a word doc. to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with the title Estate Coordinator in the
subject line.  

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature, reliable, self-motivated individual will bring excellent
skills to your business. Office Manager with bookkeeping,
computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), event planning, and
gate-keeping skills. Have a secret security clearance. Salary
commensurate with duties/skills. Currently in southern
Mississippi. Prefer western North Carolina (closer to family),
but may consider other areas. Please email inquiries to
caretaker@caretaker.org with “NC ad” in the Subject
Line. No smoking/drugs, looking for clean air and a healthy
atmosphere. Available Fall 2011.

Monday, August 1, 2011

AUSTRALIA 

PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED  in Bayswater, Western Australia (just
outside of Perth) from August 18 until September 19, 2011 We have
two very loving dogs who love to have attention. One female named
Sasha and one male named Busta who are mainly outdoor dogs and
enjoy a good run at the park with a game of fetch! We also have a
cat called Kitty who is inside/outside. We also have a fish tank
which is fairly basic but may require to be filled or water
changed. We have a 4 x 1 brick and tile house with wireless
connection and medium sized backyard. The gardens are fairly easy
but will require watering from time to time when it’s not
raining. We are five minutes from the Bassendean train station by
car or 15 - 20 minute walk, close to the corner of Tonkin Hwy and
Collier Road. We will happily cover the cost of the food for our
pets and will try to have enough supply to cover the term of your
stay. We will continue to pay for the bills etc like normal so
wireless connection is available with free local calls but mobile
calls etc. will need to be covered by yourself as well as the
cost of your food. You will need to come by and visit beforehand
to make sure you can cope with this kind of environment. Please
email a letter of interest and local references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

DUCK CLUB CARETAKER needed in Suisun, CA. The caretaker must have
skills and experience in the following areas: tractor operation
and maintenance, boat operation and maintenance, general handyman
skills and grounds keeping. Candidates must be able to conduct
minor and oversee major construction projects. The site is
accessible by boat only. The caretaker must be self motivated and
a problem solver. Salary will depend on experience, housing and
benefits. Please email your resume by August 8th, 2011 to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No telephone calls please.

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Milford, Godalming, Surrey starting in
September 2011 for a long-term position. I am looking for a
reliable couple to look after a large house, garden and two
elderly cats in Surrey, England for at least six months, up to
two years. Two months notice given. Free accommodation of a
pretty two bedroom detached cottage offered in return for cat
care, general housekeeping and gardening duties. The owners will
be away most of the time but home for Christmas 2011. A healthy
retired couple would be fine. For more information, please email
Josie at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are a small Tibetan Buddhist retreat center
with special programs in Vajrayana Buddhist meditation, taiji and
qigong. We prefer volunteers who already have a strong daily
practice (meditation, qigong etc.) or who will join our
meditation classes and practice on a regular basis. We are
looking for farmers who have experience in organic farming and
self sufficiency, and can work inter- and independently. You will
need to be in very good physical shape to work in our orchards,
vegetable gardens, chicken coop, buildings and grounds. Ongoing
work includes weeding, tree maintenance, orchard maintenance,
composting, and housekeeping for paying guests and retreatants.
Seasonal work can include cultivating, harvesting and processing
of citrus and other tropical fruits, as well as winemaking and
bread baking. We are planning to put in a medicinal tree garden
this coming year and need to clear an old orchard for that, plant
trees etc. Please email us at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please
check our website for more information about what we do at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO 

YUCATAN MEXICO. A professional couple is wanted for a secluded
villa on the beach in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 12 miles from Tulum.
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, professional customer
service and ability to provide meal service for seasonal renters.
Prefer one year commitment but would be willing to discuss shared
position with another qualified applicant. Starting in one -
three months. NO SMOKERS. Salary commensurate with experience.
Please send your resume, references, and contact info to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR wanted for Farwesta Campground,
just north of Stewartsville, MO. Housing, utilities and salary
will be provided. To apply, please mail your resume and
references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT 

PROPERTY CARETAKERS needed in Reading, VT. A mature couple is
needed for the caretaking of a Vermont second home. Duties
include lawn maintenance, gardening, house cleaning, and general
maintenance of a country property. All equipment and expenses of
maintenance provided by the owner. Estimated time is 10-15 hours
per week May through October and two hours per week November
through April. The property is midway between Ludlow and
Woodstock. Skiing at Okemo, Killington, and Suicide Six. Property
has cross country and snowshoeing trails, clay tennis court,
trout stocked ponds, shuffleboard court, horseshoe pit, and
vegetable and fruit gardens. Located on vast trails for
snowmobiles, and we are near the Green Mountain Horse
Association. The property has a four stall horse barn and
paddocks. The owner does not have animals. The start date is
April 1, 2012. Compensation: a modern one bedroom apartment with
all utilities paid in a separate building on the property, plus
salary, amount to be discussed. Please email your resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

HOUSE/PET-SITTER NEEDED for one year in Sequim, Washington. We
are looking for a responsible animal loving couple or individual
to look after our home, property, and our family of five standard
poodles, beginning in mid-December 2011, or possibly in
mid-November 2011, and running for one year. We are located in a
rural area, surrounded by water and mountains, and lots of hiking
trails. The position involves the ongoing care of our dogs, the
upkeep of the house, and some yard and small maintenance in
exchange for a guest room and two available bathrooms, as well as
around 3,000 square feet of house and paid utilities. The dogs
are well trained, smart, (they should be doing the dishes!) and
love human company. They range in age from one at 10 and a half,
and the rest four and five years old. Their exercise routine
involves running and playing together on the property and playing
with humans, fetching etc. These dogs are definite characters and
love to hang out around the house and property with you. They
sleep in the house, on their bed or yours, only if you choose
that! We do the grooming and keep them very short. Poodles don't
shed which is great. The property is around six acres, has a
pond, is fenced, and is mowed once or twice a year by us, or
another individual. A close friend who is a vet tech comes
regularly to help with and one horse and one mini, and the
housesitter would sometimes be asked to help turn out or feed the
horses. There is a pool which is shut down in the winter, but
come Spring does need some simple maintenance such as cleaning
out leaves etc. There is a company who does any major work on the
pool. The position is for one year, and we would be returning
several times within that period, however there is a separate
part of the house where we stay, and there is lots of privacy.
Unfortunately this is not a situation that is suitable for a
family or an individual with children. In addition, the house/pet
sitter cannot bring a dog or cat with them, and must be
non-smokers. Please email a letter of introduction and references
of past pet and housesitting positions to
CaretakerGazette@gmail.com with “WA Position” in the
Subject Line. All responses will be acknowledged within one week
of receipt. Thank you.

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.

Friday, July 29, 2011

DELAWARE

CARETAKER NEEDED in Wilmington. I am searching for a caring,
nurturing individual to be a live-in companion for our
88-year-old mother. She is in reasonable good health but requires
assistance with her diabetes schedule. This individual would live
rent-free with separate bathroom in our mother's north of
Wilmington, Delaware suburban rancher. Light housekeeping,
laundry and meal preparation would be required. A valid driver's
license a plus. Mother still has a car but no longer drives.
Terms of employment including a stipend are negotiable. The start
date is as soon as possible. Please send your resume or letter of
interest with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA 

RESIDENT CARETAKER needed for DeBary Hall located in DeBary. The
caretaker must have the ability to do routine activities such as
monitoring site activities; patrolling the property;
locking/unlocking gates; act as a deterrent to vandalism; report
all damages, unusual incidents or situations that occur on site;
perform daily cleanup of buildings and grounds; help out with on
site special events; mowing and weeding of the current residence
area. The caretaker will be responsible for all utilities.
Applicant will be required to enter into a year to year agreement
with Volusia County Parks Division. A background and credit check
will be required to be considered. This is a non-classified
position (work in exchange for living quarters – for a two
story, one bedroom house - approximately 1,000 sq. ft.).
Applicant must complete a Volusia County employment application
and return it to the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, on or before August
12, 2011.

MONTANA 

A CARETAKER/WORKING MANAGER is needed for a southwestern Montana
grazing ranch. Looking for a mature couple (children gone) with
prior ranching experience. Flood irrigation (no haying). Keep
fences, gates and improvements repaired (no new fence
construction). No calving. Recent extensively remodeled
Manager’s house provided. There are two other historical
houses to care for. Limited horse pasture/barn available to the
Manager only. Applicant must be a self-starter who can adjust to
a long winter. Must have a clean/neat nature. Owner is an older
particular type who is always interested in appearance and
conditions. Talk won't suffice - results are what counts with
him. Please mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

HARDWORKING, RESPONSIBLE COUPLE wanted to work full-time on a
South Texas ranch. Duties will include daily care of cattle;
horses; upkeep and maintenance of outbuildings, machinery and
grounds (to include welding and fence repair); house cleaning and
upkeep; and yard work. On site housing will be provided. A ranch
truck will be provided for ranch use only. Must have a valid
Texas driver’s license and have a clean driving record.
Need to be drug free and sober. If interested, please mail your
resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 Jerry Hodge at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER POSITION offered in Northern California’s
Siskiyou County in Hornbrook, CA. Willing to provide free parking
and free rent for your RV in exchange for part-time and easy
caretaker duties on my ranch, keeping trespassers away. This is
off-the-grid, primitive living. Must be self-sustaining and love
the outdoors. Must have good references and be in reasonable
physical shape and condition, and have a good attitude, as the
property is somewhat remote. No criminal history, drugs,
drinking, or mental issues, and no friends or visitors with same
– in fact we prefer light/little to no visitors. This is
not employment or a paid position, so you must have some other
source of income available to live off of. Animals are OK,
including horses, pigs, etc. Looking for a single male, couple,
retiree, or a small family. A 4x4, SUV, ATV or horse would help
in your duties. I am only looking for serious replies. Please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Bristol, England from August 18th until
September 1st 2011. Bristol is England's sixth most populous
city, and is the largest centre of culture, employment and
education in the region. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more details on this housesitter position.

GUATEMALA

LOOKING FOR A DOG/HOUSESITTER in Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan,
Guatemala. The village is only accessible by boat. I've just had
a short notice dog/housesitter cancellation for this
mid-September through mid to late October (or into November).
It's rainy season. Pack mud boots, though when the rainy season
is agreeable, it's lovely. We have warm, sunny days with
afternoon rain and into the night. At its worst, it can be awful
and intense. You pay $20 for electric and $15 for gas as well as
walk Zita a minimum of two times a day for 20 minutes.
More/longer are welcome! You have to dote on her, bathe her, and
spend nights at home. Because of boat only access, this means
you're in the pueblo after 5:30pm. There is a rental house next
door but during that timeframe there is usually nobody there. If
there is, I ask you wash sheets and towels in the machine and
call the housecleaner to come before and after occupancy. I do
not do nightly rentals. The property does better with some care.
A gardener comes eight hours a week and he knows how to keep busy
on his own. I've had 8-year-olds and their Moms, 65-year-old
retired men, a couple in their late 30's, and others stay here.
Life here is somewhat physical with the boat passage, walking,
etc. It’s not for everyone. The most important criteria is
a dog lover who has respect for the house and awareness of the
responsibility that comes with that charge. There is no Internet
or television in the house. Posada Jaibalito has Internet and
Wi-Fi and is only a three minute walk away. Internet (for those
who need high capacity) is best from Panajachel, a 30 minute boat
ride away. The house is a two bedroom/one bath, with kitchen, hot
water shower, and is approximately 1,000 sq. ft. The property is
fenced. Zita has the run of the yard and house. It is a five
minute walk from the public boat dock. Basic groceries can be
bought in Jaibalito. More specialized items must be bought in
Pana, a 30 minute boat ride away. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you are interested. Thanks.

IDAHO

CARETAKERS WANTED for a 250 acre North Idaho horse ranch. Must be
honest, above all, self-starters and able to work without
supervision. A nice two bedroom/two bath home with fireplace will
be provided, with a large garden spot. Utilities and Wi-Fi paid.
Located near Sandpoint, on Hwy 95, 20 minutes to Lake Pend
Oreille, and 30 minutes to Coeur d Alene. No drugs, no smoking.
Duties include grounds maintenance, repairing fences and snow
plowing in winter. Provide security. We have full time barn help
already. Small stipend considered depending on abilities. Prefer
a retired couple with own income. Ranch experience preferred.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

We are a German family with a 15-year-old daughter looking for a
place in the LANGLEY/ABBOTSFORD area of BC CANADA for about six
weeks from the beginning of August. In addition we are also
looking for a long-term stay in the same area for about two to
three years. We are a very clean family with handy-man skills and
our caretaker experience ranges from cabins all the way to
upper-class luxury homes and estates. Please contact us by email,
tXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX . You can see pictures of us at: 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ARIZONA

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a Storage Facility at 34th Street and
Aviation in Tucson. Prefer a retired couple with their own RV. RV
hookups and utilities included. The caretakers will get water,
sewage, electricity, and trash paid for. A salary is possible
based on occupancy. For more information, please call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

RANCH HELP SINGLE OR COUPLE wanted in Eustis, FL. No smoking or
drugs. There are eight buildings and property that needs to be
maintained. There is also care of animals involved. Please send
complete resume, references and salary requirements to be
considered to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

IMMEDIATE OPENING. Live-in caretaker needed for an elderly
disabled man on a ranch in the Southwest. Female preferred. A
stipend will be provided. The current caretaker is leaving due to
an illness in their family. We have a congenial atmosphere on our
heritage ranch, with an organic garden, goats and chickens.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN POSITION, ASSISTANT TO FACILITIES MANAGER needed for a
contemplative retreat and conference center in Phoenicia, New
York. Looking for a competent person with a friendly disposition.
Needs to be skilled in carpentry, plumbing and electric. This is
a hands-on, labor-intensive, full-time position. The hours are
variable and do require the person to be on site during retreats
and to handle emergencies. Salary and housing provided. Please
email your cover letter, resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON DC / MARYLAND 

PROPERTY MANAGER SEEKS ASSISTANT in the DC / Maryland areas.
Property Manager seeks an assistant for daily functions of two
estates located in northwestern Washington DC and Annapolis,
Maryland. Exceptionally strong work ethic, discretion,
self-starting, cheerful personality are key requirements of this
position. Individual must be dog friendly, kid friendly,
non-smoker (this is not negotiable). Heavy emphasis on outdoor
work, maintaining landscaping, mowing, weeding, and mulching.
General handy person skills are a plus (painting, drywall repair,
light plumbing, and carpentry), as are equipment operation and
maintenance (Tractor, gator, etc.). Boating skills are helpful.
Applicant must be computer literate, at least in the regular use
of email communication. Personal organization and consistent
follow-through on projects are integral to the success of this
position. These are the starting desired qualities, more detail
will be provided upon interviews conducted. Seeking to place a
successful candidate by mid to late August 2011. This is a
full-time position with benefits, Salary to $35,000+. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with resume and letter of
introduction.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CARETAKER AVAILABLE who has an RV in Redding, CA. I'm a mature,
experienced caretaker. I have my own vintage camper and a small
monthly income. I love animals, have great customer service
skills, healthy, love to work hard, and have office and business
experience as well. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks

Monday, July 25, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED AT XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – The Best Address
in the world! Live at the reef five days on, two days off. Master
5 qualification (or minimum Coxswain), marine tourism experience
and/or dive qualifications an advantage but not essential. You
will need a strong customer service focus, friendly personality
and the ability to work both independently and as part of our
crew. The position is full-time, including holiday and sick pay.
Please mail your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FLORIDA 

HANDS-ON DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in South Florida. Salary is
$100,000 plus housing. We are looking for a
“Hands-on” domestic couple to care for our second
home in South Florida. The position calls for a
“traditional” couple who can be responsible for all
the indoor and outdoor duties of a large home. Duties will
include all aspects of cleaning, laundry, shopping, light
cooking, maintenance, pool care, car care, etc. Applicants must
have at least five years experience in this field for a private
family, be service orientated, and pet friendly. Clean background
and clean driving record required as successful applicants will
be thoroughly screened.  Salary will be $100,000 plus benefits
and separate accommodation (no children or pets allowed). Please
submit your application to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

HAWAII

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are a small Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center
with special programs in Vajrayana Buddhist meditation, taiji and
qigong. We prefer volunteers who already have a strong daily
practice (meditation, qigong etc.) or who will join our
meditation classes and practice on a regular basis. About the
work: you will need to be in very good physical shape to work in
our orchards, vegetable gardens, chicken coop, buildings and
grounds. Ongoing work includes weeding, orchard maintenance,
composting, and housekeeping for paying guests and retreatants.
Seasonal work can include cultivating, harvesting and processing
of citrus and other tropical fruits, as well as winemaking, bread
baking and beekeeping. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and please check our website for more information about what we
do:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Professional woman in Bay Area, CA seeking caretaking position in
the country. Have never worked as a professional caretaker, but
willing to learn. Can cook and clean, minor maintenance, and
animal care. Passion for baking/cooking, nature, animals,
learning, and gardening. Experience with horses. Have a BS in
Equine Science from CSU. Willing to learn. Will care for your
property as if it were my own. Non-smoker. Prefer long-term,
housing, salary. Excellent references. Please contact 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, July 22, 2011

AUSTRALIA

PETSITTER NEEDED in Daly River, Northern Territory for the month
of September. We have a 9-year-old Jack Russell, well behaved,
indoor dog and a great companion who loves human contact, walks,
and car rides. He welcomes visitors upon arrival. He is used to
his own company but has had a fellow friend visit from time to
time, so another dog or cat wouldn't be a problem. We live on 20
acres, high and dry, peace and quiet, magnificent views for
miles. This would be ideal for bush walkers and fishing folks
with the river only four klm away. We prefer folks who have their
own accommodation; previous petsitters have been self contained
due to our remote location. We have an external shower, toilet,
and laundry, swimming pool and most receive next G phone and
internet reception. We expect the petsitters to care for our pet
feed and weekly bath, mowing if and when required (the dry season
isn’t as regular) and check the pool level. Also, check the
refrigerators and freezers are running (i.e. no power cuts). We
are on a sealed bitumen road, 10 minutes to Nauiyu Community,
Clinic, supermarket, fuel, school, post office, Merrepen Arts
Centre and 15 minutes to Daly River Crossing Inn, fuel, store,
fishing, and police. There is plenty of work in this area and if
suitable we don't mind extended stays (pay for power). We are
firm on these dates but flexible if people are compatible and
would like to extend their stay as our previous petsitters did
for six months. If interested, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

APARTMENT CARETAKING COUPLE needed in Winnipeg starting September
1st. This is a full-time position. An experienced, mature,
responsible caretaking couple is required for a newly renovated
building. A two bedroom suite and salary provided in exchange for
the care of the building grounds and tenants. A criminal record
check is required. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
 
ILLINOIS

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are searching for a caretaker with their own
camper for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Community Park. The park is
large and very beautifully maintained, with 20 RV sites. To
apply, please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  

MARYLAND 

INNKEEPER NEEDED at Historic XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are
currently seeking qualified candidates for an Innkeeper position
for The Brome-Howard Inn; located on a beautiful waterfront site
on the St. Mary's River the Inn features four guestrooms. The Inn
is owned and operated by the Historic St. Mary's City Commission,
an independent agency of the State of Maryland. The Inn supports
the museum's operations; the Innkeeper is therefore an essential
part of the museum's management team, responsible for assuring
that all guests have positive and memorable stay. Qualified
candidates will have a high level of service orientation,
excellent communication skills, be detail orientated, able to
multi-task, proficient in use of computers, and have a passion
and drive for excellence. Three to five years of experience in
hospitality is strongly preferred. The position is full-time
contractual; does not include health or retirement benefits.
Compensation includes a rent-free apartment at the Inn with
utilities provided; salary is based on experience; approximately
$20,000 - $30,000/year with two weeks paid vacation. A detailed
job description is available upon request. To apply, please send
a cover letter and resume/vita to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or via
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX All resumes are kept confidential
and must be received by August 3, 2011. We are an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature, reliable, self-motivated individual will bring excellent
skills to your business. Office Manager with bookkeeping,
computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), event planning, and
gate-keeping skills. Have a secret security clearance. Salary
commensurate with duties/skills. Currently in southern
Mississippi. Prefer western North Carolina (closer to family),
but may consider other areas. Please email inquiries to
caretaker@caretaker.org with “NC ad” in the Subject
Line. No smoking/drugs, looking for clean air and a healthy
atmosphere. Available Fall 2011.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

CALIFORNIA

ON-SITE CARETAKERS NEEDED for my high desert property in the
Barstow area of the Mojave Desert. I am looking for a two-person
team. Utilities, lodging in my renovated mobile home, and a small
monthly income included. No smoking allowed inside the mobile
home. For more details, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

COOK/HOUSEKEEPER needed for an American couple in Ascot,
Berkshire, UK. This would be suitable for an energetic person
with experience, valid driver's license, sense of humor and
someone who is a good cook. Must enjoy taking care of dogs and
country living. Accommodation is suitable only for a single
person. No pets. Please call:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a beautiful, organic, western Wisconsin
farm, from October 2011 to May 2012. The farm property has a
large furnished house, workshop and outbuildings.
Responsibilities include feeding 30 sheep and a few hens. (Will
train). You would be responsible for heat (wood and/or LP)
electricity and snow removal. Small towns are 3 - 15 miles away,
and we are 100 miles from Minneapolis. Must have your own income,
be a good housekeeper and a respectful neighbor. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or 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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CANADA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in British Columbia on the shores of Lac La
Hache, in the Cariboo, BC. We are looking for a person or couple
to housesit a small campground on Lac La Hache for approximately
three to four weeks in September. For more details, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

I NEED A HOUSESITTER for my home and pets in the Washington Park
area of Denver from August 19 to September 3, 2011. I would like
a housesitter who will look after our two lovely dogs (both are
Labradors), and two cats. This would include walking the dogs,
and feeding the cats and dogs on a regular schedule. The cats
sleep inside at night and the dogs outside. Would also like
people who are security conscious and very neat and clean. Please
email your interest and provide references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

CAT-SITTER WANTED in North London from July 24th to August 24th.
We need someone to stay for free in our four bedroom house in
Stoke Newington, London and take care of our cats. We have two
very undemanding cats to feed and watch over. For more
information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER TEAM needed in St. Paul. Must be able to clean the
building, do apartment turns, grounds maintenance, and show and
rent the apartments. Must live on-site, and pass a background
check. Need two people - one needs outside employment and be on
call every other weekend. To apply, please fax your resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN POSITION, ASSISTANT TO FACILITIES MANAGER needed for a
contemplative retreat and conference center in Phoenicia, New
York. Looking for a competent person with a friendly disposition.
Needs to be skilled in carpentry, plumbing and electric. This is
a hands-on, labor-intensive, full-time position. The hours are
variable and do require the person to be on site during retreats
and to handle emergencies. Salary and housing provided. Please
email your cover letter, 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. I can provide great
references. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, July 18, 2011

IRELAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in the west of Ireland from September 2011 to
May 2012. I need a person or couple to keep my cottage warm over
the winter months or longer, and to keep the fire on (turf
provided) and leave the storage heat on to keep the house warm
from frost and preventing the pipes from bursting. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

AN EXECUTIVE COUPLE in St. Paul seeks an experienced,
professional Houseman to work full-time on a large estate in the
south suburbs of St. Paul. Must be able to provide a high level
of household cleaning, outdoor maintenance and cooking. Qualified
candidates should possess a keen eye for detail, the ability to
understand and oversee household mechanical systems and have
strong management skills. The ideal candidate will be equally at
home driving a snow plow, doing a load of laundry and setting the
table. An excellent salary/benefits package is available plus
separate housing provided on the property. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for immediate consideration.

TENNESSEE 

CAT LOVERS ONLY! House/cat-sitter needed from October 10, 2011 to
March 2012. I have a bungalow with 14 cats in Clarksville,
Tennessee, one hour northwest of Nashville and five minutes from
Ft. Campbell, KY. Cat food, litter arrives by post each month.
This position pays $225 per month. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Long term situation wanted by 56-year-old woman. Looking for a
homestead/farm/animal compound. Trained in holistic medicine and
as a veterinary tech, can clean, do light gardening, cooking, and
animal care. Also trained as a nurse's aid, I can do a certain
amount of home health care, but prefer no personal care. Please
accept my five cats. I'm currently in Ohio, but looking for
milder winters, and a place away from the city. Please contact me
at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, July 15, 2011

CARIBBEAN 

CAREGIVER(S) WANTED IN THE CARIBBEAN. Our independent, British
expat, artist Mum is 83, spry, sociable, and fun. Now with early
dementia, she wants to stay in her own home/community. We need
someone to drive, cook, shop, and maintain the smooth running of
her home. Also to dispense simple medications, oversee some
personal care and informal socializing. Downstairs one bedroom
apartment (self-catering, own patio) means free time available
while providing care and a presence in the house for Mum. We are
looking for a responsible, practical couple (single woman
considered also), available one to five years. Caregiving
experience preferred, but initiative and kind, capable
cheerfulness more important. Experience of hot weather/Tropical
living is helpful. References required. No smoking/pets.
Apartment with utilities provided, use of car and stipend. Other
benefits: fabulous view, beautiful beaches, slow pace of life,
interesting community. Available now. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

INNKEEPERS/MANAGERS WANTED full-time or long term. This
Innkeeping opportunity is available for a couple. Our
award-winning island waterfront resort in Siesta Key, FL., the #1
beach in America, seeks a dynamic, winning team to continue the
success of our first 21 years in business. The owners are
retiring. A special couple is required. If you have years of
Innkeeping experience as that special couple, then please contact
us through our website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

RELIABLE LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER AND COOK needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a reliable single or couple
to live in a spacious apartment attached to the main house of the
farm. This reliable, honest person must be able to lift up to 50
pounds and can stand long periods of time. Must have experience
in various styles of cooking, canning during the extreme months,
housekeeping experience, and dog handling experience. This person
must be able to pass a background check and provide references.
This is a seven day a week job with every other Sunday evening
and Monday off. Pay is negotiable based on experience. Please
mail your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Attn: Household Staff
Position. Hiring dates will run through August 13, 2011.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature, reliable, self-motivated individual will bring excellent
skills to your business. Office Manager with bookkeeping,
computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), event planning, and
gate-keeping skills. Have a secret security clearance. Salary
commensurate with duties/skills. Currently in southern
Mississippi. Prefer western North Carolina (closer to family),
but may consider other areas. Please email inquiries to
caretaker@caretaker.org with “NC ad” in the Subject
Line. No smoking/drugs, looking for clean air and a healthy
atmosphere. Available Fall 2011.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKERS needed in Petrie, Queensland, 35km north of Brisbane.
This is a long-term position. The caretaker must have your own
self contained caravan or transportable home for this private 1/4
acre paddock. The site and electricity will be provided in return
for 1) pet and garden care and responding to alarms, when the
owners are away from the adjacent residence/business; and 2) 15
set hours/week work cleaning and grounds maintenance. Additional
paid office or furniture work may be available. Holidays need to
occur when the owners are home. We have 18 acres of lakeside
property. Active pensioners are welcomed. References are
essential. For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Monday – Friday, between 8 - 4:30.

NORTH CAROLINA 

PET AND HOUSESITTER WANTED near Hendersonville from September 1st
2011 to January 31st 2012. I am looking for an animal lover, who
can take care of five dogs and three cats. My dogs are very
spoiled. For more information, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT 

WANTED: a reliable and rugged individual, family or companions to
live on a rural Vermont farm, off the grid, in exchange for
caretaking duties from September through May. Propane appliances
and wood heat provided. Isolated, with exquisite scenery and
wildlife. Pond, lake, 400 acres surrounded by protected land in
Mt. Holly. Employment opportunities in near-by Ludlow and ski
areas. For more information please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (preferred) or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter via email by August
15. Additional info is available on our web site at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 Jerry Hodge at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/GROUNDS KEEPER needed for a 60 acre property at
Sellicks Beach, South Australia. Must be handy and able to do the
maintenance of gardens, trees, lawns, glasshouses, etc., pruning,
maintaining the equipment and the residence. This position would
be suitable for a live-in (preferable) or a local resident. Work
requires 20 to 35 hours per week, including some weekend work. A
Police clearance is necessary. All enquiries should call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PET AND HOUSESITTER needed in Sandringham, Victoria, a suburb in
Melbourne, from September 17, 2011 until January 10, 2012. I am
looking for an animal lover to share our house with our cat, dog
and tropical fish. Charlie is a Chocolate Lab and needs one walk
a day. Molly, our cat, needs to be given a small tablet once a
day and to be in before dark. The tropical fish require feeding
once a day. I have a medium sized home - three bedrooms on a
large block with lots of trees. The large backyard with garden
will need watering in dry weather. Wireless broadband is
available. My house is located close to public transport, shops
and the beach in an established leafy bayside suburb. For more
information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PANAMA

CARETAKER WANTED at a cacao farm in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. I'm
looking for the right person or couple to care for and maintain a
beautiful hand crafted Tropical Island home and make the most of
the 13 acre farm planted mostly in cacao. Pesticides and
fertilizers have never been used on the property. The home is
handcrafted from a local hardwood and self-sufficient; power is
from solar and drinking water from rain catchment. All
transportation on and off the small island is by boat. Cell
phones work well and internet is available. Mangoes, bananas,
oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes, tangerines, star fruit and
lots more are thriving there and there's room for more. Most of
the 13 acre property is planted in an old variety of cacao which
is now being sold to a local coop. An airport is eight miles away
by boat in the town of Bocas Del Toro. Most shopping can be done
four miles away in the town of Almirante. Being able to speak
Spanish is helpful; enjoying the remoteness and privacy is
required. The island is surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and
all transportation to and from the island and around the
archipelago is only by boat. You need to be self-sufficient and
self reliant. This is a lifestyle opportunity. Photos of the
property are available here: h XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested.
   
TEXAS 

CARETAKERS needed on a West Texas ranch. We are looking for a
caretaker couple without children living with them to maintain
buildings, grounds and the owner’s vehicles, housekeeping,
some cooking and laundry. Please mail your references and prior
work history to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Housesitter and caretaker available. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Veteran, non-smoking man. Loves animals. Will travel throughout
the USA. Retired truck driver. Available short term or long term.
Widower. Security experience. Family:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, July 11, 2011

CANADA

EXPERIENCED RESIDENT CARETAKER needed for a 63 unit apartment
building in central Richmond, British Columbia. Single or couple
must have strong administration, communication and maintenance
skills with good knowledge of the RTA and local rental market.
The building is three stories high, about 35 years old and is
well-maintained, with a big garden, secured underground parking
and elevator, and a coin laundry on the first floor. The job
description includes: cleaning, rent collection, showing/renting
suites, move in/out inspection, liaison with trades, minor
repairs and maintenance. This position is for a full-time,
live-in a two bedroom unit and parking will be provided with rent
reduction. Compensation is to be negotiated. The building area
has a separate office for the resident caretaker’s use. No
Pets or smokers, please! Please fax resumes with a cover letter
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please, no phone calls about this job.

ENGLAND

CATSITTER/HOUSESITTER needed for my home and cat in Lincolnshire
starting in September for about six weeks. Must love cats. Please
email Mary if you are available and why you would be perfect for
this house/cat-sitting position at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER needed in Midvale, ID. I am in search of a
single non-smoking male or female with no pets to live in my
house a help take care of my cattle, house and yard. Other duties
are needed. Please have experience with cattle and have
references. Please provide your own 4x4 pickup and I will help
you maintain it and buy part of your fuel. If interested, please
call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER TEAM needed for an upscale 40 unit condominium building
in Edina. Must have experience in on-site building maintenance,
cleaning, etc. A whirlpool license is required (will train). A
spacious first floor unit (one bedroom plus den), salary, cable,
internet and utilities included. Please fax your resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Let us manage your home, retreat, estate or small business! As a
professional couple with management experience, we excel at most
things computer related and all things writing/editing. We seek a
long-term position but will consider the right opening of two
months or longer or overseas opportunities. As longtime pet and
homeowners, we have exceptional house and garden maintenance
skills. Our careers and raising three successful children have
affirmed us as master problem solvers. We have excellent
references that will confirm us as the best caretakers you are
likely to find. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can read
more at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HONEST, LOYAL AND DISCREET. Married couple looking for a long
term house sitting or estate management position. Our children
are grown; we have no pets and do not smoke. Our top priority is
a multimillion dollar view and a good working relationship with
the home owners. We both have good retirement incomes and credit
scores in the 800’s. We don’t want to be
someone’s maid or servant. In the past fifteen years
we’ve been given the opportunity to provide hope in the
caretaking of poor children in Mexico, cancer patients, the
elderly, and mentoring troubled children. Please visit our
website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, July 8, 2011

AUSTRALIA

MAINTENANCE/CARETAKER POSITION available. This is a rare
opportunity to join one of Australia's largest remote
agribusiness companies located near Menindee, approximately two
hours north of Mildura. This full-time permanent role will see
you living on a farm caretaking and maintaining all of the
housing accommodation and buildings on the farm. This consists of
several managers' residences, employees' units and camp
facilities including the amenities and grounds around the vast
property. Your responsibilities will include general repairs and
maintenance to keep all housing in good order, mowing of lawns,
rubbish collection and keeping all external areas well
maintained. This will be a varied role ideal for the person who
really enjoys remote living within a small community and who can
commit with 100% reliability to work independently. Building
trade qualifications are not mandatory but a demonstrated
background in maintenance, following good OH&S practices is
required. An attractive salary package (or hourly rate) will be
negotiated including a three bedroom independent living house and
vehicle for getting around the property. Commencement as soon as
possible is required. To enquire or apply please call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA 

FULL-TIME CARETAKER / RANCH MAINTENANCE POSITION available on a
large Northern California horse property. We are looking for an
honest and responsible individual who has experience performing
various ranch projects such as building and fence maintenance,
landscaping, mowing, wood cutting, etc. – a “jack of
all trades”. Experience operating and maintaining equipment
(tractors, dozers, and diesel engines) is a huge plus. No smoking
or chewing. Background check and references required. Housing and
utilities provided plus a salary based on qualifications. Ideally
we are looking for a long-term person with the ability to accept
direction but also work independently. Please contact us with
relevant experience and verifiable references at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

HOUSESITTER(S) NEEDED immediately in southeastern Colorado for
one week. 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. This is the major
challenge as there are baby birds being born each day - would
require an attitude of wanting to experience this aspect of
animal care. My son has invited me to visit with him in Florida
"yesterday" so I am hoping in haste to find some
adventurous people willing to take on this arrangement and have a
change from their own situation. These are the chores here: feed
and water all the critters in the morning (about 40 minutes with
two people) and then again in the evening (15 minutes). The
longest "chore" will be walking the dogs. I would like
to think that they are really fun for you to be around as I am
enjoying them a lot myself still. We have a 3-year-old Pyrenees
female who minds the bird area and she loves to come out for a
walk twice a day with the two Collies. We have a one mile walking
track out in the fields. The trees will need watering each day
utilizing the drip system, this involves turning on and off the
faucets/ hydrants. 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 all the essentials like bread making machine. The
property is in town and is seven acres (or two town blocks). The
town is 90 minutes from Colorado Springs. Use of a car is
possible. We have several bicycles available also. We will leave
the swimming pool active (12’ x 24') if you can do the work
to maintain it (we have all the "stuff"). There are a
couple of lakes really handy; beautiful at this time of year for
a wander or a sail if you are competent to take out our sailing
dinghy. You can also walk to the excellent community library and
into town. Our rural, farming community population is 1,200. The
area has an early trading settlement to visit, the Arkansas River
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 or young children. There are no critters
inside my home. Thanks for your interest. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

CAMPGROUND MANAGER/CARETAKER Position available in Otis, MA. We
are a small, 30 site campground in the Berkshires. Starting
salary $13,500 seasonal plus year-round housing included.
Certified to maintain public pools and Level 2 water
certification desired. Responsibilities include on-site
campground operations, reservations, maintenance of grounds and
pool. Prior experience with campground operations desired. Please
mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER POSITION available in Saint Cloud, MN. We are looking
for a caretaking team to reside and manage an apartment complex
in Saint Cloud. The caretaker team would preferably have some
caretaking experience. Must be able to perform some maintenance
and cleaning. Compensation will be a one bedroom/one bathroom
apartment. Please email your information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and I will get you an application. No pets and no phone calls
please.

MONTANA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Hamilton, MT is seeking a full-time
caretaker for a live-in position to start mid-August. $1,200 plus
housing and utilities 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 MEXICO 

VOLUNTEER RECREATION HOST COUPLE POSITION available at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Retired couple
wanted for Recreation Hosts! Las Cruces was listed in AARP as one
of the best retirement towns in the USA! Hosts are provided a
furnished one bedroom apartment with all utilities, local phone,
and $12/day non-taxable meal reimbursement on work days. At least
a six month commitment is required. For more information, please
log onto XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then click on the state of New
Mexico. Or contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or 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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

AUSTRALIA

DOGSITTER/HOUSESITTER needed in the Melbourne area. I have a
lovely two bed unit in Altona, near the beach - just looking for
someone to housesit for most of the month of August. Happy to
exchange for free for the right person who can take care of my
beautiful husky dog while I am away. If you are interested and
the dates are useful, please let me know by emailing 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

FREE ACCOMMODATION available in Southsea, a seaside resort
located in Portsmouth in exchange for companion/help required by
a widowed, agoraphobic lady. This would be very suitable for a
retired, friendly person with no personal ties. Applicants can
have no pets, must be a non-smoker, and being a dog lover is
essential. You will be provided with your own room. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from 9 am to 6 pm.

FRANCE 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Dordogne, France from July 28th until the
end of September. I am looking for a person or couple to
"flat sit", and help out a bit with the cafe below
(just a few hours a week, washing up, serving tea, but nothing
demanding!). For more information, please email Belinda at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for home and grounds. Untimely
circumstances necessitate a caretaker replacement. Early retired
or semi-retired couple wanted to maintain a low-keyed waterfront
country home in mid-coast Maine. The spring and summer time are
busy – lawn, pool, house planting (flowers), housekeeping,
and vegetable garden – your option. Your presence is
required off season with exceptions, plus an opportunity for
outside interests. One bedroom apartment with all utilities
included. Your long-term interest is a must. Qualifications,
creditable references, and salary expected (prefer couples with
an outside income). This position is commensurate with pleasant
surroundings and apartment. If you meet these qualifications,
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. I can provide great
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

AUSTRALIA

HOUSESITTER/DOG-SITTER needed in Nedlands, Western Australia from
July 18/19 until July 26/27. My dog, Bert, is an eight-year-old
Airedale Terrier. He is a very active dog and needs a walk every
day. There are good walks along the river within easy walking
distance from the house. Bert is house-trained and lives inside.
He has access to a large back garden. Bert is fed every morning
and evening and is a good eater. My home is a level four bedroom,
two bathroom house on a quarter acre block. The garden is under
reticulation. No specific tasks other than bringing in the mail
and performing the normal housework. Gardening is not expected
but very welcome. There is a bus that passes the front door every
hour during the day on the way into Nedlands. Shops are within a
10 minute walk and there are parks and river beaches within easy
walking distance. For more details, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED with lodging provided in Boulder Creek.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a secluded retreat center located in the
stillness of the California Redwoods. Our purpose is to inspire
deep spiritual work by providing supportive conditions. Both
retreaters and staff members from all religious traditions are
nurtured by the energy of our blessed land, holy objects, and
visiting teachers. We are looking for a warm and kind hearted
person who values harmony and can, therefore, live and work in a
contemplative environment with a community of practitioners made
up of retreaters and staff members. This individual must be
service minded and understand how his/her role serves the needs
of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX community. Our "Caretaker
Team" has oversight of our land and retreat facilities
including our buildings, electrical system, road, and utilities.
The work study volunteer assists this team for 25 hours per week
to provide general maintenance and repairs. This is a long-term
volunteer position with a minimum commitment of four months. The
necessary criteria for this caretaker position include general
maintenance skills, being confident with general building and
land maintenance, working well in a team environment, having your
own vehicle, a sense of humor, being reliable, very capable in
the event of an urgent situation when he/she is alone, and having
the commitment to VPI's mission and core values of wisdom,
harmony, loving-heartedness, spaciousness, clarity, and trust. It
is not necessary to be Buddhist or spiritually inclined but must
respect VPI's spiritual environment. This is a 25 hour per week
long-term volunteer position in exchange for simple lodging and
meals. There are many opportunities to participate in retreats
and learn the dharma based on one's interest. To apply, please
fill out the  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and follow the website directions.

COSTA RICA

WORK OPPORTUNITY available at a Costa Rican Eco-lodge/Vegetarian
Restaurant. Looking for an experienced person or couple for the
complete management of a small eco-lodge and vegetarian
restaurant. Prefer a couple, and kids are welcome. If you would
like to experience the job first, come for three months –
we can agree to a mutually beneficial agreement and then draw a
formal contract for the benefit of all. Your income will be based
on productivity of the hotel and can include salary plus
commission. Any experience or love for managing a vegetarian
restaurant/whole grain bakery, chocolate making, providing
Spanish and English classes, giving massage therapy, yoga or
other skills – a plus. For more information, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

WINTER WATCHMAN NEEDED from October 1, 2011 to June 1, 2012 in
Silver City, Idaho. Small but comfortable quarters provided.
Limited conveniences. You will be snowbound for five to six
months. Watch over the historic mining town. Must be physically
fit and able to function at a high altitude. Snowshoes and cell
phone provided. Monthly salary. Prefer a single person or married
couple. Criminal background checks will be conducted. Please
submit your resume, references and contact information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more information, please call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN POSITION, ASSISTANT TO FACILITIES MANAGER needed for a
contemplative retreat and conference center in Phoenicia, New
York. Looking for a competent person with a friendly disposition.
Needs to be skilled in carpentry, plumbing and electric. This is
a hands-on, labor-intensive, full-time position. The hours are
variable and do require the person to be on site during retreats
and to handle emergencies. Salary and housing provided. Please
email your cover letter, resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

FARM CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We are looking for a couple to work
together with us on our farm in Virginia. He must have experience
using farm equipment and maintenance, responsibilities include
care for our cattle, horses, and small animals; fences and
pastures; landscaping and lawn maintenance; general handyman work
to maintain our facilities and other duties as tasked. Her duties
include care and cleaning of our home, guesthouses, and gardens.
Farm work is not a 9:00 - 5:00 job and may vary daily and
seasonally. The right candidate must be flexible and willing to
use good time management to get the job done. We provide a
salary, house, and other benefits. Candidates must be
non-smokers, no drugs, in good health, and agree to a background
check. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with resumes,
photos, and references if you are interested.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature, reliable, self-motivated individual will bring excellent
skills to your business. Office Manager with bookkeeping,
computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), event planning, and
gate-keeping skills. Have a secret security clearance. Salary
commensurate with duties/skills. Currently in southern
Mississippi. Prefer western North Carolina (closer to family),
but may consider other areas. Please email inquiries to
caretaker@caretaker.org with “NC ad” in the Subject
Line. No smoking/drugs, looking for clean air and a healthy
atmosphere. Available Fall 2011.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

BELGIUM 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Brussels, Belgium from August 26th to
September 9th or 10th. I am looking for a housesitter for
approximately two weeks for my two bed apartment in downtown
Brussels, which would be suitable for a gay single traveler (my
preference as I am gay myself). My special requirement is that
the housesitter must be prepared to look after my cat, which has
allergies and needs a special diet but otherwise there's little
to do. My second preference is for someone based in Europe
(easier for travel arrangements). For more information, please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

TWO RANCH SAVVY HANDS/CARETAKERS needed in Southern California
for a small remote ranch. Duties Include animal care including up
to 20 horses, cleaning corrals, maintaining water troughs,
feeding animals, and general farm/ranch work, including
mechanical, fencing, irrigation, handyman repairs, operating and
maintaining the tractor and other ranch equipment, moving hay,
outdoor work, rain or shine, and keeping the ranch clean and
organized. 'Must Have' characteristics include no criminal
background (a background check is mandatory), no hunters, no
smoking, no alcohol, no drugs (a drug test is mandatory),
experience with horses, hard working, responsible, self starter,
self directed, no children, and English speaking. A couple is
preferred. Compensation includes a salary of $250/week per
person, partially furnished living quarters, satellite TV,
internet, utilities, and an opportunity to earn additional income
from extra projects, and fruit trees and an organic garden.
Please email your resume and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

BED AND BREAKFAST RESIDENT INNKEEPER Position available in
beautiful Apalachicola Florida. Applicant must have strong
customer service skills with a background experience in hotel and
rental management. This resident Innkeeper job description
includes preparing and managing breakfast each morning; handling
all aspects of the reservation system; coordinating all marketing
and advertising with the Owner;
scheduling/interviewing/hiring/coaching the housekeeping staff;
handling overnight emergency calls; and creating team work
atmosphere with guests and staff. An apartment and utilities are
included in this exciting job position. This position is
available for single persons or couples. All job applicants must
have a valid and current driver’s license. Please email
your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GREECE 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my home on Salamis Island (the largest
Greek island in the Saronic Gulf, 2 km off the coast from Piraeus
and about 16 km west of Athens) from July 13 to July 28, 2011.
The housesitter will need to care for my small garden and two
cats. For more details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

FULL-TIME, LONG-TERM EMPLOYMENT offered on a ranch north of
Brady, Texas. Furnished housing and utilities and salary
included. A stable mature couple is preferred. For me to hire a
single male would require an extraordinary applicant with
stability, maturity, and a hard work ethic. This position
includes working with a breeding stock of meat goats and goat
guardian dogs. Experience with livestock is needed; experience
with goats is a plus as they are not "little cattle" or
sheep. Need to be able to operate ranch equipment; light welding;
plumbing, electrical, and equipment repairs; equipment
maintenance; painting; other general repairs needed on a working
ranch. No children, one small inside dog will be considered, no
outside pets (my guard dogs will kill them). No substance
abusers. Must be able to multi-task, organize time, speak and
read and write English. Smoking area provided but limited due to
potential for fire in this drought-stricken dry climate.
Applicants are encouraged to plant a small garden and/or raise
chickens if they so desire. This is a permanent position. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

WISCONSIN

CARETAKER TEAM needed. Searching for a highly motivated,
detail-oriented, reliable duo to care for a 100-unit Racine
apartment community. Must have skills in janitorial duties,
maintenance, and be good "people people". One person
may have other employment. For the right pair this could be a
long-term position with a long-established company. A two bedroom
apartment plus salary included. Please fax resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Ellensburg, WA or Redmond, OR? A mature Christian Couple is
looking for a new direction in life seeking a Ranch/Farm
Caretaker opportunity for long term. We love animals,
particularly our own horse, dog, cats and chickens. We have a
strong work ethic and are reliable self starters who love the
outdoors. He is a handyman with horse ranch, building
maintenance, business management, and purchasing experience. She
is a master gardener with business and grounds management
experience. Both of us have great people skills and lots more to
offer. Our dream is to have a ranch for broken kids and rescued
horses because they heal each other. Would be happy to provide
references and resume. Please contact us at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, June 24, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER NEEDED at Rockhampton’s luxury motel,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are located only minutes from
Rockhampton’s CBD, Airport, Coach Terminal and Railway
Station. We have a position available for a caretaker/night
person to live on site. Duties would include after hours
check-ins and taking phone calls, in exchange for accommodation.
Please apply in person at the reception desk at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Applications close on July 1, 2011.

CANADA

FREE ROOM available for a resident caretaker / manager in a large
13 unit shared home located in North Surrey. This is a
live-on-site position with a tentative starting date of August 1,
2011. All utilities, cable, and internet are included. We are
looking for someone who is in it for a long-term commitment. This
job would be ideal for a retired or semi-retired person. The
successful candidate must be bondable and able to pass a criminal
record check. We invite you to join our team by faxing your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FLORIDA

A SMALL ARLINGTON/JACKSONVILLE AREA multi-family rental property
needs a part-time, live-in, on-site caretaker (couple preferred).
This is not a property management position; this is a part-time
caretaker position. A retired couple with handyman skills is
acceptable. The caretaker will report directly to the Property
Management Company. As Caretakers, you will be responsible for
showing available apartments and performing property maintenance
as needed. The first person must be a Jack/Jane of all trades.
The second person must have some office experience (filing,
faxing, phone, setting and keeping appointments, etc). In
exchange for your services you will receive a one bedroom
apartment at no charge (you will be responsible for your own
utilities). Currently there are 20 rent ready apartments - all
are one bedroom/one bath. In addition to the 20 rent ready units
there are an additional 20 apartments that need repairs, paint,
carpeting, etc. More specific details will be discussed in
person. The couple that is best suited for this assignment must
be available daily (except Sunday’s) to show apartments by
appointment only and to respond to maintenance issues as
required. Sorry no pets. If interested please respond in person
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your qualifications/current resume
and your available start date.

GEORGIA

LIVE AND WORK on a private Georgia barrier Island. Adaptable,
versatile, flexible, hardworking, youthful, Caretaker Couple
needed. Skills needed: handyman, boating, mechanical people,
communication, housekeeping, and be self-starters. This position
involves physically demanding work. Salaried positions. Benefits:
Housing and utilities provided; Health Insurance; Retirement
plan; Paid vacation. Please send your resume and four references
to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

A CONCHO COUNTY RANCH is looking for a mature couple to reside on
our 4,000 acre ranch, two miles north of Millersview, TX.
Experience with maintaining vehicles and equipment, water
systems, water wells, fence and building repair, welding, some
farming, hunting and keeping things organized. A house, salary
and possible vehicle will be provided. To apply, please mail your
resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

54-year-old single, healthy/active female available to take care
of your property. Divorced, non-dater, non-smoker. Prefer to live
alone. No drug history of any kind. No criminal record.
Completely trustworthy, faithful, dependable, love the outdoors,
gardening, good with animals. Very clean and neat. Love to ride
bikes. Very presentable appearance. 5ft 4in, 150 lbs. Caucasian.
Geographically flexible. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX anytime. Excellent references
available.  

Thursday, June 23, 2011

ARIZONA 

RESPONSIBLE CARETAKER needed ASAP! Responsible caretaker needed
for an on-site mini self storage manager position at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX This position should be all set and ready by
the end of July. You will need to provide your own RV and we will
provide water and electricity. This position can eventually move
into a semi-manager position. For more details, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY available on an organic farm called
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Uxbridge, northeast of Toronto, Ontario.
This is a full-time internship available now until the end of
Fall (with training, accommodations, meals, stipend, and more).
You can learn a lot more about  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We will
provide you with farm experience, training and opportunities to
experience other local farm businesses. You will have a private
room, access to the Internet, phone plan, off-site farm training
days, and shared balanced meals and receive $200 at the end of
each month. This opportunity is right for someone who wants to
work on a small scale run farm with a market garden and pasture
raised animals. Our farm gates are open Fridays, and we sell to a
small CSA. This internship commitment requires 40 hours a week -
Monday to Friday, shared cooking and cleaning responsibilities,
partnering as well as independent work, and initiative. Please
email Angela at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you would
like to apply and your expectations, along with a detailed
resume. All emails/resumes will be acknowledged. Thanks.

FRANCE 

GARDENER/CARETAKER needed for a Medieval Castle in the South of
France in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX France starting July 15, 2011.
This is a long-term (up to seven years) salaried position with
charming accommodation within the castle complex, completely
renovated last December. Duties include responsibility for
security of premises and contents, general maintenance, liase
with contractors, maintain the pool during the summer, help with
changeovers of two self-catering holiday cottages, live on the
premises throughout year, keep guard dog, and communicate with
the owner. Please email your resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

ESTATE FARM MANAGER Position available. A full-time caretaker is
needed for a small estate/horse farm on the Upper Cape. Routine
duties include groundskeeping, using and maintaining farm
equipment and the property. The individual must be a self
starter, non-smoking, animal lover with a solid work ethic. To
apply, please mail your resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN POSITION, ASSISTANT TO FACILITIES MANAGER needed for a
contemplative retreat and conference center in Phoenicia, New
York. Looking for a competent person with a friendly disposition.
Needs to be skilled in carpentry, plumbing and electric. This is
a hands-on, labor-intensive, full-time position. The hours are
variable and do require the person to be on site during retreats
and to handle emergencies. Salary and housing provided. Please
email your cover letter, resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

CARETAKER COUPLE, retired from military, government or business
company with supplemental income, needed for a private estate in
Western North Carolina. A two bedroom, two bath home, carport and
use of boat on Lake Lure will be provided. Duties include general
lawn care, general maintenance, and small engine repair. Must be
50 - 60; salary provided. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can see
the area nearby at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Experienced, responsible couple (Attorney and Writer) seeking
housesitting/caretaking opportunity in Charlottesville VA area
from July 2011 to June 2012. A shorter time frame considered.
Please contact Chris and Ember by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or calling  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ARIZONA 

ENGLISH BUTLER/HOUSE MANAGER needed. Our client, a high profile
entrepreneur, is seeking an English Butler/House Manager to
assist in the running of multiple properties throughout the USA.
Mainly based in Arizona, responsibilities will include household
management and staff supervision, occasional cooking, valeting
and some driving. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years
experience in a private household, be eligible to work in the USA
and available to start immediately. Excellent salary available!
The full details of this employment package will be provided on
application. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
your CV and recent picture at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a boarding house in Summer Hill, New South
Wales (a suburb of Sydney). Free accommodation provided in return
for light breakfast duties. This position is very suitable for a
retiree or pensioner. Please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

ILLINOIS

CAMPGROUND CARETAKERS needed immediately. This is a year-round,
24 hour position. Duties include record keeping, and maintenance.
Must live on-site. Living quarters and wages provided. Please
mail your resume by July 10 to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

MASSACHUSETTS

FULL-TIME FARMER/GARDENER/CARETAKER wanted in Natick, MA.
Required: expertise in tree care, log splitting and clearing
trails in the woods. Additional work includes tending to chickens
and a few cows in the summer, lawn and garden maintenance,
experience in small engine repair and rough carpentry. Some
seasonal indoor chores will also be required. A house will be
included on the site, with refrigerator, clothes washer/dryer,
etc. Please reply to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

INNKEEPER POSITION available now. We prefer a couple for a small,
family owned and operating boutique lodge in Whitefish, Montana.
Housing plus utilities are provided. Duties include phone
reservations, checking-in customers, setting up and taking down a
buffet breakfast, small amount of laundry, on occasion cleaning
rooms, managing housekeepers on a daily basis and review of each
room for standard cleaning and setup. Requirements to be
considered: no pets are allowed, following property policy which
includes no drugs or alcohol, no smoking, visitors are limited,
and no moonlighting. You should be professional in appearance and
demeanor, possess leadership skills, have excellent grammar,
listening skills, and common sense, be able to follow
instructions implicitly, and have basic computer skills for the
on line reservation system. We allow up to two weeks of
prearranged, unpaid vacation during October 1st to May 15th and
there are no other benefits. Salary will be commensurate with
experience. Please email your interest and or resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

LIVE FREE ON GRAND LAKE. A husband/wife team is needed to live in
a nice two bedroom lakeside home (utilities included) on Monkey
Island in exchange for caretaker duties. This position requires
lawn maintenance, housekeeping and security in an adjoining three
family compound. Please mail resumes for both parties, including
your qualifications, experience, and reason for desiring this job
to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING 

RANCH OFFICE MANAGER AND RANCH HAND (couple preferred) needed at
a cow/calf operation in northeastern Wyoming, 70 miles from
Sheridan. A high standard, three bedroom accommodation will be
provided in an historic stone house. The Office Manager will run
the ranch office day-to-day. This would include the manning of
phones and incoming emails, chute-side attendance and cattle data
management on digital herd management program, book keeping,
liaison with on-site gas companies and all other general office
duties. Secretarial skills needed. The ranch hand needs to be
able to carry out everyday ranch work and to be competent with
machinery and livestock. The jobs would include fencing,
irrigation work, maintenance, haying, feeding of cattle and
calving and all other general ranch work. Applicant will need to
be able to take direction and be a team player as well as work
well on his own. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further information.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Estate Caretaker Available from July 2011 -
May 2012. Older professional back in school for advanced Museum
Studies Program. Professional, immaculate, non-smoker,
non-drinker; and very active. Very attentive to details and
contractors if needed. Be willing to pay utilities if needed.
Love animals and use to own Golden's until their passing. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Excellent
references on request.  

Single woman, professional, honest, dependable, with a pristine
background and driving record. Past Cruise Director and Social
Hostess on Royal Caribbean and Holland America Cruise Line.
Recent Lifestyle (Activity) Director, managed all facets of
Clubhouse operation. Excellent manager, caring, organized,
polished, positive personality, energetic, good cook. Can provide
many excellent references. Geographically flexible, presently
located in Florida … desires income and living
arrangement. Immediate Availability. Please contact Shari by
calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

AUSTRALIA 

CARETAKER needed for a Citrus property near Boundary Bend, a
small town in the state of Victoria. The caretaker will need to
perform light duties in return for a small wage and
accommodations. This position would be suitable for a pensioner
or semi-retired person. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you
are interested in applying for this position. Thanks.

CALIFORNIA

ORGANIC, HEALTHY, SPIRITUAL HOME in Pebble Beach, CA seeking a
likewise single, female caretaker only. Furnished cottage
provided in trade for services. No salary. You must have an
outside income. Your duties will include preparing three meals a
day, cleaning and general home/pet management. You must have good
cooking skills, excellent personal hygiene, a genuine love for
animals, and a reliable vehicle. No children, pets, couples,
drinking, drugs, drama, heavy scents, parties. You must be
stable, healthy, kind, honest, easy going, flexible and detailed
oriented. You must be willing to have a full background
check/drug test and have verifiable references. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ENGLAND

A LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPING Team Leader is needed in northeastern
Oxfordshire. Duties include general housekeeping to a high
standard with attention to detail, managing a small team,
implementing rotations and ensuring adequate levels of staff are
on duty at the correct times, maintaining household stocks and
ordering when required, and keeping a yearly budget. Will be
responsible for the petty cash record and expenses. Applicants
should be enthusiastic with a positive attitude and of a smart
appearance. The position will be full-time, 37 hours per week,
plus additional hours as and when required (including some
weekends and bank holidays). Please submit an up-to-date resume
along with references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 10 acre private horse farm, 80
miles east of Atlanta. The job is well suited for a mature,
physically fit person/couple, looking for additional income.
Property is in a well kept gated community 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 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. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO 

OLD COUPLE SEEKS A YOUNG PARTNER in Junction City, Ohio. We have
land, cattle, sheep, goats, and ducks and are looking for a
conscientious worker/partner. Can be a couple or single. No
experience necessary, but must be willing to work hard and pay
attention. Farm chores include a lot of manual labor such as
tagging lambs, banding calves, making hay, repairing fences,
removing limbs and logs from fields, maintaining mower and baler,
weed whacking, welding mangers and anything else that comes up.
We are always learning and willing to share our knowledge.
Seasonal projects include maple syrup and honey. We have a large
garden and can and freeze. We rotationally graze and stockpile.
Additional money can be earned running the carpet scrubber and
helping with heavy inside chores. We are open to additional
projects, and hope to start a grape arbor and orchard next year.
We are open to homesteaders looking to learn and save up for
their own place. Questions and offers welcome. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

ONE OR TWO CARETAKER PERSONS/COUPLES needed at a Pennsylvania
Campground ASAP. Will offer free RV/Camping site with free pump
service (value $1,800) for 25 hours combined labor per week.
Examples include mowing, bathroom cleaning, security, and
kids’ entertainment. Let us know what you can offer, as we
need help everywhere! Biking, hiking, fishing and free boat
launch are waiting for you! This is a BYO Camper opportunity
starting when you get here through November 1. Please check us
out at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Seeking salaried position for young, hardworking couple. Husband
(32): experienced head mechanic for large and small vehicles and
farm equipment. Certified diesel mechanic. Experienced African
game guide. Familiar with raising chickens, turkeys, goats,
cattle, ducks, fish farming, exotic game. Wife (30): masters from
Tulane University in development. Experience in grant writing,
merchandising, accounting, safari lodge management, and household
management. Home cooking including cheese and bread making. Both
candidates love animals and children. Ideal position to include
housing and benefits. Resumes and references available. Please
contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

THE NETHERLANDS

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Utrecht, Netherlands from July 1 through
August 1 or 2, 2011. We are looking for a reliable person or two
(a family would also be fine) to stay in our home; feed our two
cats and two guinea pigs while we're away all of July. Must be
non-smokers! Our house has three bedrooms, a full bath with tub
and shower, plus a downstairs WC, fully equipped kitchen, in a
green area with walking and bike paths. We are only 15 minutes by
bike, bus or car into a major city in the Netherlands. For more
information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

HORSE CARETAKER needed in Amsterdam, NY. An older two bedroom/one
bath caretaker trailer (with porch and mudroom) is available
immediately for someone with the ability to care for horses in
exchange for daily work. This is good for one to two people. The
trailer sits near the garage and barn, behind the owner‘s
house. Must pay own utilities. The ideal person is handy with a
hammer and has common sense. There is a possibility to board one
horse. Horses belong to a non-profit rescue. Must love animals.
This is a great situation for a retired or semi-retired handy
person. There is a very peaceful atmosphere here. References are
required. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or visit us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and ask to be our friend! 
 
VERMONT

INNKEEPERS OR MANAGERS wanted, full-time or long-term. We are
looking for a full-time, live-in Innkeeper or couple for a small
six room inn in southern Vermont, overlooking the Connecticut
River. Focus on relaxation weekends with yoga, massage, kayaking
and cooking classes. Cleaning, cooking, guest relations and minor
maintenance will be part of the position. Living quarters, salary
and profit sharing provided. Please email your resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING 

A COW/CALF OPERATION is looking for a ranch hand to be part of
the family, and help with all aspects of the ranch from haying,
fixing fence, calving, feeding and starting colts. We do most
things from horseback, but do irrigate on 4-wheelers. We run
about 730 head of mother cows and run into the Utah wilderness
during the summer. To apply, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

RESIDENTIAL, FARM/RANCH AND RESORT CARETAKER available. Seeking a
position that is live-in and salaried. I am a Jill-of-all-Trades.
Chef, English teacher, office worker, customer service, farmhand,
house sitter, pet and plant care. Drug free, honest, very
dependable and good sense of humor. I especially love to prepare
wonderful meals for others. Security for absentee owners is okay
as well. Illinois or Wisconsin preferred but not essential. My
resume and great references are available upon request.  Please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NEW HAMPSHIRE

IMMEDIATE OPENING for a self-motivated, take charge household
manager needed for a weekend home in a great, picturesque New
England village. This is a working gentleman's cattle farm with
50 head of cattle and separate, full-time farm management. The
focus of the household manager position is on cooking for small
to medium gatherings (four to eight people generally), menus and
groceries, weekly cleaning, and general tasks associated with
smooth functioning of a lovely 3,000 sq. ft. antique main house,
1,200 sq. ft. guest house, and 1,000 sq. ft. entertaining barn.
Assistance growing flowers and maintaining beds a plus. Care of
family farm dog required. Organized, dedicated, individual with
outgoing personality and self-confidence will fit the team well.
This is a live-in position, with salary based on experience plus
medical benefits provided. Domestic service experience desired
but willing to train person with advanced cooking skills and
can-do attitude and positive hospitality oriented personality.
Please submit your resume along with a letter of introduction and
salary request to caretaker@caretaker.org with “NH
Position” in the Subject Line, or mail to “NH
Position”, c/o THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, 3 Estancia Lane,
Boerne, TX 78006. All submissions will be acknowledged within one
week of receipt. Thank you.

VIRGINIA

FARM CARETAKER needed in Fairfax, VA. A non-profit organization
seeks an experienced animal care/welfare person to oversee all
facets of our farm and kennel operations. Candidates must be
highly organized, hard working, have superior communication
skills, management experience, extensive knowledge of horses and
dogs, and a love of animals. Benefits include a competitive
salary, housing, and a flexible schedule. To apply, please fax
your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Mature American Christian Couple offers professional Housesitting
and General Caretaking Service. We have high moral values and
work ethic. Seeking International or US, long-term, estate --
mansion -- villa position; prefer a mild / sunny climate, but all
offers considered. We are educated, detail-oriented, innovative,
healthy and experienced internationalists (having traveled in 60+
countries and lived in 6); therefore we professionally understand
your critical need for protecting your property. Wife: can do
healthy impromptu cooking, general housekeeping, and is very
hospitable. Husband: can perform handyman jobs, groundskeeping,
security-keeping (former Marine Corps Captain), and offshore
financial consulting. Need high speed Internet access and
compensation commensurate with position and responsibilities.
Foremost, we are seeking a personal and contractual relationship
of integrity. Resume and excellent references available. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PERSONAL DOG TRANSPORT SERVICE. I will personally drive your pets
anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. I would love to cater to your
special family member's needs and preferences. Fifteen years
experience and great references. Please contact Sarah Wilson by
calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or emailing  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, June 6, 2011

CALIFORNIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is off grid and green, two miles from
Kirkwood Ski Resort and has a position for a young, energetic, on
site, outdoor loving person or couple without baggage, smoking or
pets to help run the resort in the summer and winter seasons and
caretake in the off seasons with the hands-on owner. Running the
resort includes lodging reservations, housekeeping, store,
marina, maintenance, facilities, snow removal with loader-
snow-cat and blower and restaurant. Please email your resume to
the owner at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

NEED A RELIABLE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE (must love
animals) to care for two cats and one dog in our large rural
house in Playa Naranjo, Costa Rica, from September 2 through
September 19, 2011. Our house has a beautiful 180-degree view of
the Gulf of Nicoya. Use of manual 4WD Montero is available.
Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

FORMAL COUPLE needed to work in Paris. A live-in couple, fluent
in English and French, is required for this top end villa in
Paris. Duties include all housework, laundry, shopping along with
knowledge of cleaning antiques and silverware. The previous
couple was in situ for 20 years; hence the Principles are looking
for a couple who can provide longevity to the position, and
proven commitment in previous positions. This is a VIP family,
hence discretion is required, and a respectful disposition is
necessary. The contract is based on approximately seven hours per
day, however flexibility is key. The days are from Monday 8 am to
Saturday noon, and subject to overtime when the family is in
residence, and can either be paid the overtime or take days off.
Weekends required when family in situ. On occasions, the Couple
may be asked to travel to one of the Principle’s other
properties. A lovely separate two bedroom apartment is available
for the Couple, and all utility bills are included, plus a car
for work purposes. The start date will be in July/August 2011. A
current Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and reference checks are
required. No children or pets. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your CV and recent picture at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE

BEAUTIFUL, LARGE HOME 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. Prefer an experienced, capable, single, handy-woman to
help with maintenance jobs around the house, and do gardening and
lawn maintenance, in exchange for free rent. Must be able to
handle a lot of tools and equipment. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
details.

NEW MEXICO

GUEST RANCH MANAGER needed. We are a small family owned mountain
guest ranch and are looking for an experienced manager. The ranch
is located in northern New Mexico in the Santa Fe National
Forest. The ranch has four cabins that are rented out seasonally.
We also maintain a small string of horses, 8-12. A very nice two
bedroom ranch manager’s house, including utilities, will be
provided. Salary will depend on experience, plus major medical.
Necessary skills include experience operating a backhoe, tractor
and bobcat, horsemanship, ability to follow direction and
complete projects, carpentry, plumbing, fencing and general
handyman skills. The Manager will also have a caretaking
responsibility, which includes maintaining buildings, including
the owner’s home, guest cabins, grounds and any other
assets of the ranch. The ranch must be kept in an orderly
fashion. And the manager must be able to follow directions and
complete projects as directed by the owner. Position also
requires the ability to deal with guests and solve problems as
they arise. To apply for this position please have a valid
driver’s license and no criminal convictions. Please have
references available. This pristine mountain ranch is surrounded
by almost two million mountainous acres, is located at
8,500’ in the Sangre De Christo range of the Rocky
Mountains. The mailing address is Sapello, New Mexico. The
nearest large town is Las Vegas, New Mexico, approximately 40
minutes from the ranch gate. Resumes may be emailed to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please feel free to call me to discuss
the position at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Northern New Mexico or Colorado Caretakers Position sought. Semi
Retired TX CPA seeking a part-time caretaking position at
altitude. Experienced. Have spent the prior two summers
caretaking a small horse farm in the Vail area. Maintained
landscaping around the main home, repaired fencing, watered
approximately 10 acres of horse pasture, other routine
maintenance and some carpentry. Seeking part-time work with
compensation and housing. Need internet connection to keep CPA
practice going while out of state. Prefer absentee owner. Great
reference from prior owner. Can use most equipment and machinery,
tractors, front end loader, bulldozer, etc. Some animal
experience (show sheep and rescue dogs). Sixty one years young,
reasonably fit, non smoker, non drinker, single, no pets. Prior
work at 7,500 ft altitude, looking to repeat conditions to escape
the 100 degree heat and humidity of San Antonio. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or faxing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Available
now through November 1, 2011.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

COLORADO

LIVE-OUT NIGHT CARE needed for an elderly couple in the Denver
Area two to three nights per week from 10 p.m to 10 a.m. Allowed
to sleep. Help with bathing, dressing, bedtime regime, breakfast,
light cooking and other tasks as needed. Background check
required. Salary and benefits negotiable. Please send your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by June 8, 2011.

ENGLAND

FREE CHARMING one bedroom flat available, plus optional
stabling/grazing for employees own horse(s) in a rural Cotswold
location plus a small wage depending on the work undertaken
looking after two dogs, cats, plus basic care of hens, a few
sheep and an overview of the property including the owner's house
when absent and/or housekeeping/administration and/or care of
three live-out horses and/or extra schooling of a young horse by
agreement. This would be very suitable for a single person,
possibly working from home, or a couple with one person working.
To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

CARETAKER/PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED STARTING AUGUST 1 FOR ONE YEAR.
Rural Maine (40 miles from Portland) 1850s large farmhouse (with
rental apartment), former dairy barn, three occupied mobile home
lots (one with mobile home to maintain). Need handy-person to
upkeep house, handle rentals, and feed the outdoor wood furnace
in the winter. Wood for furnace is owner-supplied. Spring water.
Fruit trees (apple, peach, plums, and pears). Garden space with
raised beds available. Tractor, attachments, trailers, many tools
available for use. Land available for organic farming, cows,
pigs, chickens, etc. Owner is interested in people who are
committed to farming. A small monthly salary to be negotiated
based on experience. FMI contact:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MEXICO. Pet-loving, non-smoking, house
and pet-sitter needed. Our housesitter had to cancel. Need
someone June 16 to August 19. We have a large house with large
yard in a quiet residential neighborhood. We have two outdoor
dogs and two indoor/outdoor cats, all very loving. Some Spanish
is a must. Excellent references required. Wireless internet, Dish
TV included. Patzcuaro is a beautiful town. We can introduce you
to other Americans and Canadians as well as local friends. Please
contact  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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKERS WANTED in Pollock Pines. A two bedroom mobile home
will be provided in exchange for help around the ranch. You will
have room for horses. Prefer those with knowledge of horses and
also prefer retired applicants 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 reply with your phone number to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

PROPERTY CARETAKERS needed. Seeking an honest, self-motivated,
flexible, hard-working couple for a large Kauai estate. Benefits
include salary, health care, paid vacations and on-site housing.
Duties include household/yard maintenance, security, handyman
repairs, coordination of contractors and basic bookkeeping. Must
be able to lift 30 lbs, possess good communication skills, walk
long distances and have a willingness to learn. Serious and
qualified applicants who submit a resume (including previous work
history and contact information) and three references will be
considered. An in-person interview is required. Resumes may be
faxed to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

CARETAKER/PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED STARTING AUGUST 1 FOR ONE YEAR.
Rural Maine (40 miles from Portland) 1850s large farmhouse (with
rental apartment), former dairy barn, three occupied mobile home
lots (one with mobile home to maintain). Need handy-person to
upkeep house, handle rentals, and feed the outdoor wood furnace
in the winter. Wood for furnace is owner-supplied. Spring water.
Fruit trees (apple, peach, plums, and pears). Garden space with
raised beds available. Tractor, attachments, trailers, many tools
available for use. Land available for organic farming, cows,
pigs, chickens, etc. Owner is interested in people who are
committed to farming. A small monthly salary to be negotiated
based on experience. FMI contact:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE

NEED HELP ON MY FARM. Caring for 2½ gardens (organic?).
Weed-eating grass, and cutting wood for heating and cooking. No
drugs, no back talk, two to four hours work a day. Christians
only. Help take care of goats, chickens, a horse and some more.
Located in the East Tennessee Mountains. Cabin supplied. You pay
utilities (electric, propane, and long distance calls). Milking
goats? Ages 20-45 or self-employed. We are looking for
Survival-Time persons. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from 9 to 11am - EST). Applicants need to be
in good physical shape.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Housesitter and caretaker available. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Veteran, non-smoking man. Loves animals. Will travel throughout
the USA. Retired truck driver. Available short term or long term.
Widower. Security experience. Family:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, May 26, 2011

ENGLAND

LIVE –IN HEAD HOUSEKEEPER needed in London. We are
currently looking for a live-in head housekeeper to manage a
large formal residence in central London. The ideal candidate
will be a confident driver, hard working, extremely discreet,
flexible and have outstanding references. A minimum of four years
relevant work experience is required. A current Criminal Records
Bureau (CRB) will also be required. Full details of salary and
package are available on application. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your CV and recent picture at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HONDURAS

HELP NEEDED in Trujillo, Honduras. We are looking for workers
throughout the year to help out. The work includes everything;
cooks especially welcome. Also, we are currently looking for
managers. In exchange for eight hours work, you will receive
food, lodging and a small salary. If you wish to work less hours,
we are flexible for other arrangements also. We prefer workers to
stay one month minimum, the longer the better. Please check out
our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see if you like the look
of us, and then contact us through  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

A CATTLE RANCH outside of Great Falls has an immediate need for
an experienced Ranch Hand. Duties include: riding, haying,
fencing, roping, doctoring cattle, calving, servicing
vehicles/equipment and all aspects of ranching. Five years of
Ranch Hand experience is required. Although this is not solely a
riding job, most cattle work is done on horseback so extensive
horse knowledge is a must. Housing (a three bedroom/one bath),
utilities and ranch pickup will be provided. Salary is $1,600 -
$1,750 per month depending on experience. A background check will
be completed prior to offer of employment. Please email your
resume and information to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN CARETAKER wanted for an Adirondack Great Camp. Experience
with maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds required.
This is a perfect position for a military retiree with mechanical
experience. Housing and salary provided. Applicants should mail
their resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

CARETAKER COUPLE, retired from military, government or other,
needed for a private estate in Western North Carolina.
Two-bedroom, two-bath home, carport, and use of a boat on Lake
Lure all provided. Duties include: general lawn care, landscaping
maintenance, small engine repair and gardening. Please send your
resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can see the estate area at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature, reliable, self-motivated individual will bring excellent
skills to your business. Office Manager with bookkeeping,
computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), event planning, and
gate-keeping skills. Have a secret security clearance. Salary
commensurate with duties/skills. Currently in southern
Mississippi. Prefer western North Carolina (closer to family),
but may consider other areas. Please email inquiries to
caretaker@caretaker.org with “NC ad” in the Subject
Line. No smoking/drugs, looking for clean air and a healthy
atmosphere. Available Fall 2011.

Monday, May 23, 2011

AUSTRALIA

PENSIONER CARETAKER needed. This position is suitable for a
couple, for a Queensland station located 130 klm south of
Longreach. Will be responsible for light duties. A three bedroom
house and furniture are included. To apply, please call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

A SELF CONTAINED STUDIO FLAT in a very desirable southwest London
location is offered rent-free for absolutely flexible, reliable
support for a professional couple, including overseeing the main
house during the owners’ absence, and light home,
office/garden help by arrangement. This position would suit a
professional or early retirement person of independent means
having strong communication skills, trustworthiness, discretion,
a good driver, and animal lover. Checkable references are
essential. Please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK. 

GEORGIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 10 acre private horse farm, 80
miles east of Atlanta. The job is well suited for a mature,
physically fit, early retired couple looking for additional
income. Property is in a well kept gated community 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. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Do you want experienced help with your animals, cooking, the
office (including social media networking, writing or editing),
yard or garden? Give yourself peace of mind and ease with your
travel needs or to-do list while creating a mutually beneficial
exchange. I'm an inspirational writer/editor with gentle 30# dog
available to care for your home and property for three or more
months in exchange for living without rent and utility costs (can
chip in if appropriate). Can you offer self-contained, separate
housing including high-speed Internet? References can be
exchanged. Geographically flexible, off-grid amenable. Please
email H. Rubin at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Atlanta number; currently in coastal
Oregon).

Thursday, May 19, 2011

CALIFORNIA

FURNISHED ROOM AVAILABLE in the downtown vicinity of Paso Robles
for trade for a live-in caretaker. Prefer someone local. Rent is
free for room, must share utilities equal to $300 per month. The
room comes complete with queen size bed, dresser, TV, and
nightstand, house phone, Wi-Fi Internet, and Direct TV included.
Must be able to assist with light housekeeping, cooking, and
light household duties. Must be available and on property in
evenings and nights. Looking for a responsible adult who loves
animals, with a clean background, and no drugs or alcohol. Pets
are negotiable. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information, and please leave a message if I miss your call and I
will call you back as soon as I can.

CARIBBEAN 

DOG-SITTER/HOUSESITTER wanted in Grenada, Caribbean from mid-July
to mid-October 2011. I am looking for a practical, peace loving
single or couple, (must speak English) to house and dog sit in my
beach house during the annual closure of a small beachside hotel.
This is a rural location. Must use a jeep to get around. Duties
to include weekly starting of the generator, a bit of gardening,
and lot of dog loving. For more details, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA 

HOUSESITTING COUPLE wanted to stay in my home in Costa Rica for a
full year, starting September 10, 2011. Must be a couple only,
who can make a one year commitment. The couple will have to pay
for utilities. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Hello - my name is Michael Ryan. I'm looking for a live-in
salaried caretaking position. I would like to work in the coastal
areas from Santa Cruz to Ventura, California. I've been working
as a live-in caretaker in Kauai, Hi for the last four years. I do
all the cleaning, maintenance and landscaping for two houses. I
also take care of an organic fruit orchard. I'm very handy and
mechanically inclined. I've worked as a painting contractor for
15 years. Before that I ran a landscaping business for seven
years. I take pride in my work. I'm hardworking, reliable and
easy to get alone with. I have excellent references for
caretaking. Please contact Michael at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks again, Michael Ryan.

I WOULD LIKE TO HOUSESIT FOR ANY TIME PERIOD, preferably in the
Lower Mainland of BC, but I'm very open to anywhere. I just
retired at 55 years old from a career in Aviation Safety
Management for Western Canada I sold my condo in White Rock and
furniture is in storage. I'm single, a nonsmoker, no pets, and
children are grown and gone. I have tons of references. Please
contact Lana by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

COLORADO

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Carbondale from mid-June to mid-July for
about four weeks. I am traveling to Asia for about one month and
would like to find a housesitter to stay at my home and attend to
my two dogs. I live in an old home which has a lot of character.
If you are interested, I travel one to two times a year to Asia
and am gone two - four weeks each time, so it would be ideal if I
could locate a housesitter for this summer who might also be
available at other times during the year. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

FRANCE

LIVE-IN COUPLE needed for a lovely house in Provence. A live-in
couple is sought as a housekeeper/cook and gardener/handyman,
commencing mid-June. Must speak French and be in possession of at
least one valid driver’s license. A bedroom, bathroom,
living room/kitchenette is available now, but larger
accommodations will be ready in September. Interviews will be
conducted in London, England from May 30 to June 2, 2011.
References are essential. Please send your resume along with a
handwritten covering letter and contact details to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

MASSACHUSETTS

NEED A SINGLE SUMMER HOUSESITTER for my small home in Cambridge.
My home is a three bedroom/two bath and is located just a few
blocks from MIT. You can relax here, escape the stress of the
outside world, and enjoy my small garden area. Must be a cat
lover, and be able to care for my two male cats this summer. Need
a housesitter to start on July 1 and stay through September 15,
2011. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and explain why you would
be interested in my cat’s care and housesitting for me this
summer. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Landscape Contractor/Carpenter/Handyman seeks a live in or out
salaried caretaking position in the coastal San Francisco Bay
area. I am skilled and experienced in organic gardening, orchard
care, habitat restoration, simple plumbing and electrical, upkeep
of rural water systems, natural building, domestic duties, event
organization, forest management, erosion control, simple auto
mechanics/maintenance, and I can fix just most things. I am a
fast learner, I get along with almost all people, I take pride in
the work I do, I value high quality work, and I meet the
commitments I have made. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATION WANTED: MAUI, HI. Experienced husband and wife estate
management team seeks a live-in caretaking position on Maui. We
have the skill sets, credentials, and discretion needed to ensure
the smooth operation of your special property. Live-in caretakers
offer exceptional security, management results, and peace of mind
for discerning property owners. We are trustworthy, loyal,
helpful, reliable, and we care. Excellent references. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or calling  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, May 16, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKERS needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Landsborough, QLD.
Expressions of interest are sought. This position may suit a
semi-retired couple and is unpaid, but a house is provided.
Applicants should have demonstrated customer relations skills, be
computer literate and capable of minor maintenance tasks. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX . Applications close on
May 27, 2011.

NEW MEXICO

URGENT - caretaker position open now. We need a live-in caretaker
in northeastern New Mexico on a remote cattle ranch. Furnished
studio apartment, DSL, utilities, and TV provided. Position
includes care of an elderly man who uses a power chair,
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 pets, drugs, alcohol
or smoking. Stipend provided. Congenial atmosphere! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Bright, mature woman with 25-year history of personal assistance,
business management and estate care seeks onsite position.
Currently virtual manage/book a Santa Fe, NM vacation rental
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with all 5-star reviews. Seeking California
relocation from Denver in June, July, August or September.
Conscious owners who appreciate reliability and offer a salary
plus accommodations. Excellent, high-profile client history, need
immediate response as lease is up July 1st. Please email Jess at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Friday, May 13, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER REQUIRED in the Kingaroy area, the agricultural part of
Queensland, approximately 2½ hours drive northwest of
Brisbane. This is a long-term position. The caretaker will have
light duties in exchange for a house and power. Must be a
non-smoker. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  between 6.30 - 8.30
pm.

TEXAS

CARETAKER NEEDED. Looking for a married couple for a ranch in
West Texas. No ranching duties. No kids, smoking, or drugs. Care
of housing, grounds, roads and vehicles for absentee owners.
Cleaning, some cooking, and light laundry. Modest salary,
housing, utilities, and ranch vehicle provided. Please send your
qualifications, prior employment history with dates, and salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature, reliable, self-motivated individual will bring excellent
skills to your business. Office Manager with bookkeeping,
computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), event planning, and
gate-keeping skills. Have a secret security clearance. Salary
commensurate with duties/skills. Currently in southern
Mississippi. Prefer western North Carolina (closer to family),
but may consider other areas. Please email inquiries to
caretaker@caretaker.org with “NC ad” in the Subject
Line. No smoking/drugs, looking for clean air and a healthy
atmosphere. Available Fall 2011.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MONTANA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to maintain a "get-away" ranch
property for a family near Missoula. Qualified candidates need to
have experience working on an estate, be highly knowledgeable in
building, mechanical maintenance and repairs, enjoy rural living,
and have good housekeeping and cooking skills. This is a
year-round position. A two bedroom cottage on the property is
provided. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package.
Please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

NEW YORK

HOUSEHOLD MANAGER POSITION available in New York City.
Responsibilities include managing the household, overseeing the
rest of the staff, managing all hiring and firing, managing
schedules of family members, orchestrating all personal functions
of the household, and event planning as needed. Applicants must
have years of experience in a similar position. Salary is $80,000
- $95,000. Please send resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

OREGON

VEGANS WANTED. Vegan single or couple with fifth-wheel or travel
trailer needed. What we have to offer: an existing RV hook up on
our ranch, a SMALL stipend, fresh vegetables from the garden, the
option of keeping your horse here, breathtaking views and the
luxury of enjoying wide open spaces without having to pay the
property taxes. What you have to do: shovel shit (literally),
mend fences, repair outbuildings, work in the vegetable garden,
help clean house when needed, and any and everything else that is
needed to maintain this wonderful lifestyle. We are a couple who
strives to live a sustainable lifestyle while operating an
agricultural animal sanctuary on what was once a working cattle
ranch. If what we have described is the way you wish to spend the
precious days of life allotted to you here on this earth, please
contact us so we can start a conversation. Additional
information: the sanctuary is run in cooperation with the County
Sheriff’s Office who will participate in the interview
process and also do the background checks. Random drug testing is
a required for this position. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

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 Jerry Hodge at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER needed for a Cabin Park, in the northern suburbs of
Melbourne. The position exists for an energetic person who is
skilled in all areas of maintenance. Must be computer literate
and enjoy working with the public. On site accommodation will be
provided. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a rural Sonoma County property (in the
Healdsburg/Windsor area). I am looking for a couple who are
retired or semi-retired. Need to be in good physical shape and
desire to work on a rural organic farm in beautiful Sonoma County
(outside the Healdsburg town limits). Must have a green thumb,
take pride in your work, and wish to trade your work instead of
paying rent for a private, spacious, well appointed residence in
return. Some domestic work can also be considered as part of this
exchange. Must have landscaping or farm work history with a clean
background and solid references. Reliable transportation is
required and a clean driving DMV record. No pets, no smoking, and
no parties allowed. Must like caretaking and take
responsibilities seriously. Please provide your background
information when emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  Thank you.

COSTA RICA

A CAREGIVER is needed to assist my 79-year-old husband with
meals, grooming and daily walks. There will be periods of time
when he will need three meals a day when I am not home but
normally just breakfast and lunch, as well as helping to feed and
care for a number of cats and a sweet dog. I am looking for a
mature woman who is self motivated, loves animals and elderly
people, has an abundance of patience and humor, enjoys cooking
light, healthy meals and is comfortable with tropical weather. No
nursing required. Your own transportation is essential and some
basic Spanish would be helpful. We are offering a one bedroom
apartment in a lovely setting with pool, on the beach in Playa
Pelada, along with a small salary.  Applicant should have outside
income. A minimum of three to six month commitment is needed.
Applicants must be non-smokers. A background check will be
required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

ECUADOR

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador from
mid-June until the end of July. The housesitter(s) would have to
take care of a house with garden and my dog. The house is in the
lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island out in the green. The village
of Puerto Ayora is 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bike. It is
the perfect place for somebody who likes it quiet and is
interested in nature (Darwin finches, mockingbirds, etc. are all
around and Giant Tortoises are close by too). For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

VIRGINIA

COUPLE OR SINGLE WITH HORSE CARE EXPERIENCE wanted to live on a
beautiful 30 acre farm in Northern Virginia. Live rent-free in a
spacious one plus bedroom carriage house with luxury amenities,
including Wi-Fi, stainless steel kitchen, dishwasher, W/D,
built-in bookshelves, mountain and pastoral views. Currently
furnished, can be unfurnished. In exchange you would assist our
dressage trainer with feeding horses, cleaning stalls, turn-outs,
general barn cleaning and a few other duties to help keep the
farm running smoothly. Hours are part-time, but help is needed
mornings and evenings six days per week. Handyman skills a plus.
Located in the Shenandoah Valley, this is a very lovely estate
one hour west of Washington, DC. Candidates must have a strong
background in horse care with excellent references. Perfect for
retired couple or single with an outside source of income. May
bring one horse for training. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Professional, Honest, Quiet, Hardworking Ranch Manager Couple
Seeks Live/Work situation with Salary near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Open also to California locations. 25 years Horse experience,
heavy equipment, plumbing, painting landscaping, art and design,
computer, vehicle maintenance, all animal care. Responsible and
Serious. Very good at it. No drama no drugs. Photos and resume
are available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Monday, May 9, 2011

CANADA

OPEN POSITION for a full-time, permanent, live-in domestic couple
in Vancouver, British Columbia starting in July 2011.
Remuneration will be $90,000 to $125,000 year in CAD gross. A
private family seeks an experienced domestic couple to keep a
large residence in permanent readiness condition. The position
requires five consecutive days of work each week. Candidates
should click here for a full job description, requirements,
qualities, and contact information:   XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

CYPRUS 

AN ANIMAL LOVER AND HOUSESITTER is needed to look after my two
dogs and three cats in my home in Cyprus during July and August.
They are well behaved dogs and would need to be taken for a short
or long walk that would be left to the housesitter. I live in a
village in the lower reaches of the Troodos about 13km from
Paphos town, Cyprus. I would prefer a retired couple for this
position. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER WANTED for our home in Kent, England from the end of
December 2011 to the end February 2012. We require somebody who
can care for our home and our two cats whilst we are visiting our
daughter in Australia. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  for
more information.

INDIANA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX CARETAKERS needed in Terre Haute. This
position would be ideal for a retired/semi-retired couple.
Requirements: establish a legal residence in the caretaker home,
and have a 24 hours/day presence in absence of full-time staff.
Maintain park for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  in the absence of
full-time staff. Other duties as required. Benefits: all expenses
paid, reported annually on IRS form 1099 as income. To apply,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  and click on
“XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ” in the middle of the screen.
Applications are due by this Friday, May 13, 2011.

ITALY 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Barga, Lucca, Tuscany from July 24th to
August 11th, 2011 for our five bedroom house with stunning view
and pool. The housesitter will also have to care for our two
goats, two dogs, and eight cats – and our fruit and
vegetable gardens. Must be a responsible animal lover and have
the patience to water the garden every day. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

OREGON 

COUPLE NEEDED for a working cattle ranch. Seeking a couple to
administer the properties on a large working cattle ranch in
remote eastern Oregon. The responsibilities include maintenance
and repairs of nine homes and a tourist lodge (three buildings
and grounds). The owners’ complex is 20,000 square feet
(three buildings) and very complex HVAC/emergency
power/solar/deep well systems which require daily maintenance, as
the nearest dealer representative service is three hours away.
The couple must be mechanically skilled, able to do the house
maintenance, cooking is a plus, and take care of the grounds.
Benefits include health benefits and a 401K with a competitive
salary. Please forward your resume and picture to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Seeking couple position. Currently based in Zambia due to Peace
Corps position. Husband (35): Currently head mechanic for large
and small vehicles/equipment. Experienced guide. General farm
maintenance, raised chickens, turkeys, goats, cattle, ducks, fish
farming, exotic game. Wife (30): masters from Tulane University,
experience in grant writing, computer skills, accounting, cheese
making, merchandising, household maintenance, management
experience, healthy cooking, loves animals and children.
Relocating to US in June. Ideal position to include housing and
benefits. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Skype interview
possible. Resumes available.

Washington, D.C. - Georgetown University area - May 20 -
September 3 – caretaker available. I will be attending an
intensive summer program at Georgetown University and am
available to caretake, pet-sit, and garden and plant-sit. Female,
Mid 40's, responsible, financially independent, returning
student. Will NOT have a car, so situation must be within walking
distance of University campus. I'm a marathon runner, so close to
trails is a plus. I have been a homeowner for 25 years, I will
treat your home with the respect it deserves. Also willing to pay
rent, I am flexible. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER needed for a 100 acre ranch near Cambria. This position
includes a small apartment, and a stipend. Must have overall
handyman skills, and a basic knowledge of fruit trees would be
very helpful. Applicants will need to have an outside income. To
apply, please mail your resume to Caretaker Position,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

FLORIDA

AN ASSISTANT MANAGER COUPLE is needed for a Madeira Beach, FL
motel, 2.5 days/week, from now to February 2012. Need a couple
who understands it takes hard work to deliver a quality product,
the devil is in the details, have the ability to work
unsupervised, and understand the job comes first. Main
responsibilities include the reservation line, front desk,
maintenance, and housekeeping backup (housekeeping is additional
pay). This position includes a salary, one bedroom, utilities,
and sharing. Looking for a couple with strong computer skills
(MS-Excel, Word), great people and phone skills, light
maintenance, and attention to detail. No smokers or drinkers
please. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

FRANCE

HOUSESITTER needed in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques area
July 3 to July 10, 2011. We are looking for someone to look after
our house and animals for one week. We have cats, dogs, chickens
and fish to see to. Must like the countryside and the quiet life.
This would be perfect for walkers and lovers of the mountains and
tranquility. A driving license is advised. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

New York City. Mature, single female available to apartment sit
for six months or longer beginning June 1. Will take care of your
apartment and/or pet (preferably small dog). Currently work as
legal secretary. Excellent business skills to handle your affairs
and can keep you updated while you are away. Will provide
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ALASKA

FARM HELPER-HANDYMAN needed May through September. Camp style
lodging, vittles and stipend. Average 20 hours/week with more
hours available at my sister’s farm. I am looking for a
mature individual who doesn't smoke or drink, and who has
experience working with a woman employer. I am an energetic 66
years young homesteader and like working with someone who can
keep up with me! Knowledge with carpentry tools, chainsaw, wood
splitter, lawn machines, Honda ATV'S, and a farm tractor, is good
thing. We are situated on beautiful Kachemak Bay, 15 miles east
of Homer. We travel the beach by ATV to our rental cabins which
need work and are also building a larger home on the 600 acre
scenic family homestead. We subsistence fish and harvest wild
edible plants and mushrooms. There is use of a kayak, access to
horses, a sauna, and possible extra vehicle. Please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call Fay at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

AUSTRALIA

ONSITE CARETAKERS needed in north side Brisbane. A prestigious
over 50's residential resort requires a live-in 24/7 caretaker
couple. This position offers excellent working conditions with a
furnished residence and attractive salary package. Duties include
hands-on overall maintenance and housekeeping of the grounds and
resort facilities. The successful applicants must possess energy
and enthusiasm. Please reply in writing with references by
5/14/11 to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX   

CALIFORNIA

LEAD VEGETARIAN COOK needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 100 miles
north of San Francisco, in Sonoma County, CA. You can learn more
about the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You will receive housing (private
with bath), vegetarian meals, a stipend of approximately $1,000
based on need and experience, and free evening classes on various
aspects of the Buddhism such as mindfulness, Tibetan yoga,
meditation, and Buddhist philosophy. Need not be Buddhist or have
any religious affiliation to apply. Minimum four months starting
June 2011, or longer. Please have three years prior experience in
institutional or commercial cooking, and knowledge of vegetarian
cooking. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXfor more details and an application.

SPAIN

HOUSESITTER needed for my beautiful, secluded eco-house set in
the mountains outside of Valencia, Spain. We lived very happily
in this house for five years and our son went to the local
school. However, we recently had to return to London.
Consequently the house sits empty and we are keen to have someone
living there keeping the place alive and secure. Someone who can
keep in good communication with us about the general well being
of the property. The ideal person would want to live in the house
on a long term basis. The house has out buildings, one of which
we converted into a small cabin that we visit maybe three times a
year. Obviously we would give warning of our arrival and reduce
any invasion on their privacy to a minimum but would hope that
they were happy with this arrangement. Because there is a fair
amount of land to upkeep we presently pay local gardeners to look
after the garden and someone to do small repairs and
improvements. We are very happy with this arrangement but in time
may ask you to look after some elements of the garden (watering,
weeding etc). Because security is an issue we would expect you to
be there most of the time and not be away a lot. The property is
an ongoing project that we are always improving. It is essential
that the housesitter is aware of this and communicates with us
closely. With good communication we can arrange for maintenance,
etc. to be carried out and stop the place deteriorating. There is
a semi feral cat that needs feeding and likes a bit of attention.
There are certain costs that would be the housesitter’s
responsibility: - keeping the generator full of petrol/oil - a
percentage of the water bill - refilling gas bottles (which run
the fridge, heaters, and hot water). The house is set in a
beautiful location 7km from the town of Chiva. The house is set
on its own land, off a small lane, hidden from the world. It is
extremely peaceful, not overlooked by anyone, with no immediate
neighbors. It has the advantage of being in easy reach of the
town while being totally secluded. The property is run on solar
panels with an automatic generator back-up system. There is an
eco compost toilet system. Heating in the winter is provided by a
large wood burner and gas heaters. This property is best suited
to people with a sense of adventure and maybe not those who need
all their creature comforts. Solar electricity supplies
sufficient amounts to live normally but as with any property
running on solar power, you definitely need to be aware of your
consumption in the winter months. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  for more information.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Northern New Mexico or Colorado Caretakers Position sought. Semi
Retired TX CPA seeking part time caretaking position at altitude.
Experienced. Have spent prior two summers caretaking a small
horse farm in the Vail area. Maintained landscaping around the
main home, repaired fencing, watered approximately 10 acres of
horse pasture, other routine maintenance and some carpentry.
Seeking part time work with compensation and housing. Need
internet connection to keep CPA practice going while out of
state. Prefer absentee owner. Great reference from prior owner.
Can use most equipment and machinery, tractors, front end loader,
bulldozer, etc. Some animal experience (show sheep and rescue
dogs). Sixty one years young, reasonably fit, non smoker, non
drinker, single, no pets. Prior work at 7,500 ft altitude,
looking to repeat conditions to escape the 100 degree heat and
humidity of San Antonio. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  voice or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
fax XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX . Available June 1 through October 1,
2011.

Maine: Young, energetic and friendly couple with two well-behaved
dogs is looking for residence for up to two years during an
apprenticeship program one of us is beginning in Rockland, Maine.
We are willing to caretake or rent or trade, etc. He is a dive
master and primitive living aficionado taking part in a two-year
traditional-boat-building apprenticeship. She is an accountant
and fitness guru with a green thumb. Both are college educated.
We would prefer something close to the Rockland area. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Monday, May 2, 2011

BAHAMAS 

LIVE FREE IN THE BAHAMAS! We are searching for a mature,
financially secure couple for semi-permanent living arrangements
in exchange for dog and house sitting at our beautiful beachfront
compound, in Eleuthera, Bahamas. Responsibilities: Walk and feed
our four island dogs, sweep floors and screens of the Great
house, rake grounds, and water plants: approximately two hours
per day, total. This is paradise, but it is the islands and food
is expensive; things work most of the time. If you are frail or
fearful of the elements, please do not apply. No smokers of
anything - no heavy drinkers. Please include current photos and
four references (name, and telephone) with your response. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

MONTANA

I NEED AN EXPERIENCED, SINGLE HANDYMAN OR “JACK OF ALL
TRADES” who is a non-smoker, non-drinker and non-drug user.
The place is located in south central Montana, high in the
mountain foothills, “off the grid” and 30 miles from
town. The nearest town is Big Timber. In exchange for a log cabin
in which to live, a beautiful location, food and a stipend you
are to make sure that the buildings, fences and animals are
secure and safe as well as performing maintenance work as is
necessary. You will need a cell phone, a sleeping bag and pillow.
You should be able to safely use and maintain a log splitter, a
chain saw and a Mitsubishi mini pickup utility vehicle. You
should be familiar with electricity in general, and willing to
learn about a solar powered electrical system, and learn about a
gravity fed water system. You must always be alert to possible
fire and must be aware of everything on the place. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  or write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  for more
information. Please do so as soon as possible. The job runs from
June 15 to September 10, 2011.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

BEAUTIFUL, LARGE HISTORIC GREEK REVIVAL HOME 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.

PENNSYLVANIA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed. Will be responsible for the grounds
and facility maintenance. A small residence will be provided.
Please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

CARIBBEAN CARETAKER COUPLE seeking a position starting August or
afterward in ARUBA. For a minimum of six months, longer
preferred. Mature, responsible, teacher couple are very handy and
responsible and can take great care of your place and keep you
updated while you are away! Great references available. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Friday, April 29, 2011

TEXAS

LOOKING FOR CARETAKER at my home near Kerrville, Texas from June
2011 to June 2012. I will be traveling in and out of Texas for
the next year starting in early June.  I need someone to look
after one dog, one cat, a small garden and perennial beds. Need
someone to start the beginning of June. My place is remote - no
TV, but I do have DSL. Will pay part of the utility bills
depending on your needs and will pay a monthly stipend. You will
need to be in good physical condition as there is lots of walking
and steps. Will send detailed information. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

CARETAKER NEEDED immediately and (can include a family) at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  (a Texas exotic game ranch on 100 acres,
located about 100 miles north, northwest of downtown Dallas,
featuring hunting, fishing, and sightseeing for trophy axis,
fallow, red and whitetail deer, as well as blackbuck antelope).
The caretaker will be responsible to the Owner. This position
includes a separate residence and a salary dependent upon
experience. The ideal caretaker will have experience in all ranch
operations and care of animals. Overseeing a winery is desirable
and production experience is a definite plus. This person must be
self-motivated and enjoy working with guests in a business
friendly family environment. Duties to include: care and
maintenance of the Log Cabin and Winery, guided hunts and fishing
expeditions offered by appointment for business and recreational
events and functions. Care and feeding of cattle - to include
cows, one bull and related calves. Feed, roundup and transport as
necessary or required. Maintain and upkeep of ponds and fields,
roads and trails, catfish pond, and property by mowing, clearing
and keeping free of limbs and debris and checking fencing, gates
and grounds for upkeep, repair and safety. Supervise and act as
guide to guests participating in fishing and hunting functions on
the ranch when requested. Please fax your resume and outline your
experience as a caretaker that may include winery experience to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX . Please include a cover letter telling us a
bit about yourself and why you would be interested in this
position.  

WISCONSIN

APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for an apartment complex in
Tomah. Must live on-site. Experience preferred. To apply, please
fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Young, energetic and friendly couple with two well-behaved dogs
is looking for residence for up to two years during an
apprenticeship program one of us is beginning. We are willing to
caretake or rent or trade, etc. He is a dive master and primitive
living aficionado taking part in a two-year
traditional-boat-building apprenticeship. She is an accountant
and fitness guru with a green thumb. Both are college educated.
We would prefer something close to Rockland. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ARIZONA

ALL AROUND RANCH HAND with Managing Skills needed at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX starting June 1, 2011. We are seeking an
honest, hard working couple “all around ranch hand” 
or assistant manager with financial overview, book keeping
knowledge and ranch life experience for our guest ranch located
two miles west from Tombstone. Please send your resume including
a picture to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please feel free to check
out our homepage at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER wanted for Adelaide River, Northern
Territory. The caretaker must have their own caravan, power
supplied, and ablution supplied. If you have a green thumb, there
is a potential to earn yourself $400 per week growing veggies.
For more information, please phone  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

SEEKING A RETIRED COUPLE OR SINGLE PERSON with their own income
to live in your own RV on our property in north Idaho. Help with
horses, cats, a dog and doing some maintenance. This would be
great for those who love the out-of-doors. No smoking or drugs.
For more information, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK, MARYLAND, CONNECTICUT

EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPERS needed ASAP (New York,
Baltimore, and Connecticut). Pay is $55,000 to $75,000 depending
on experience. We have multiple opportunities for live-in
experienced executive housekeepers with separate housing
provided. The ideal candidates will have at least five years of
fulltime experience as a professional housekeeper as well as
possess excellent verifiable references. Must be comfortable
handling general housekeeping in a fine home, laundry, ironing
and possess cooking skills. If you have the requisite experience,
please email your resume to me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Looking to hire ASAP.

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, April 26, 2011

CALIFORNIA 

A REMOTE HORSE RANCH in Southern California needs an experienced
individual or couple to care for horses and chickens. Must love
animals, enjoy a remote off-the-grid-living environment, and do
outdoor work. Should be responsible, highly-motivated, a
non-smoker, and a non-hunter. I am searching for someone who is
gentle, and compassionate towards animals and the environment.
Needs to be physically fit, willing to make a long-term
commitment, open-minded, and willing to learn new animal care
techniques. The job includes caring for retired horses, cleaning
corrals, feeding, watering, moving hay, and the usual ranch
chores. Horse and tractor/ranch machinery skills and handyman
skills would be very helpful. Salary, one bedroom cottage,
washer/dryer, utilities, TV and internet provided. The cottage
has a raised bed garden for organic vegetables. People
friendly/horse savvy dogs and indoor cats are OK. Drug-testing
and background checks required. Please email your resume and
references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

WE REQUIRE A HOUSESITTER AND A CAT LOVER to look after Millie
from May 14 to August 28 while we are in the UK. Our home is
located on the North Island, New Zealand. Must be a non-smoking
single or couple, and able to commit for the 3.5 month duration
of the assignment. We are looking for a mature, responsible
animal lover who will care for our cat and seven free-range
chickens. All pet food will be provided and utility bills paid
for. We don't have a cat flap so you must be happy to open and
close the door when she wants to come in or go out. Millie is a
short haired cat in her senior years with a bit of arthritis so
she sleeps most of the day inside and at night, and has a tablet
in powder form in her food once a day. The chickens (two
roosters, five hens) are free-range but we close their hen-house
door each night and open it again each morning to muffle any
enthusiastic early morning crowing (as much for us as the lovely
neighbors!). Collect the mail and eggs, keep the house tidy, and
communicate with us via email and Skype to let us know how things
are going. For 14 years, we have owned a lovely two bedroom
wooden cottage on an acre of gardens in Swanson, in the foothills
of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Our property is very
private with mature trees, and a small fruit orchard and a stream
running through it, with lots of native birds. We compost our
organic material, and recycle where we can. We are close to the
west coast beaches (20 minutes by car), two main shopping centers
with restaurants and cinemas (seven minutes by car), local shops
for essentials, movie hire, hairdresser, butcher and wine shop
(eight minutes walk), walk to train station direct to Auckland
city (50 minutes journey). If you like bushwalking, there are
loads of stunning walks through the Ranges. We also have
fantastic neighbors who are very good friends. We have bicycles
for use, an outdoor fire on clear nights of stargazing. Must love
cats and provide cuddles and a lap and a groom with a brush -
which she loves! Being winter, the house does get cold, but we
have a very efficient wood burner with plenty of chopped wood
available in the garage so you must be fit to bring in barrow
loads at a time. We also have electric oil heaters. No gardening
required, but feel free if you wish! Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  
SCOTLAND 

HOUSESITTERS NEEDED from August 2011 - June 2012. We have our
family home in an active and beautiful village in the central
highlands of Scotland - a cottage/bungalow with a large garden.
As we work abroad, so we are looking for housesitters who are
interested in a fairly long-stay of around 10 months a year. As
the house is oldish and the garden large, it needs to be lived
in, warmed and cared for. We are looking for a couple who would
want to assist us to manage the large garden - mostly grass - to
look after the house and do minor repairs, decorating etc. We
would ask that electricity and council tax be paid during your
stay. Our house is not huge and is in need of some understanding
and care! Built in 1920s – it is attractive and in a
beautiful location. The house is in a village which is very
active, has shops, bank etc. Views of the loch and mountains can
be seen from the house and garden. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

VIRGINIA

ESTATE GARDENER/CARETAKER needed to live on site in Middleburg,
Virginia. Duties include care and maintenance of extensive
gardens, transition areas, pastures/woodlands, and upkeep of
equipment and facilities. The position will oversee and direct
the restoration and enhancement of gardens and major plantings.
Applicants must be professional, energetic, responsible and
capable of creating and executing maintenance and enhancement
plans as well as performing duties unsupervised. Gardening
experience required, along with a good working knowledge of farm
equipment. This is a full time permanent position with housing
and utilities provided (individuals only, please). Compensation
is competitive. Please send resume and cover letter to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Quiet, studious, non-smoking, non-drinking woman, age 55, with
her own car, seeks a housesitting job in or near San Diego, CA,
May 16 - June 10, while taking a teacher-training course. I could
start housesitting earlier, stay later, or spend an additional
weekend night at your place, otherwise I'd be there studying from
Sunday - Thursday. I'm allergic to dogs (not cats); outdoor dogs
are fine. I love cats and would give yours excellent care and
lots of affection. I speak good French and some Spanish.
References available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Inspirational writer and editor offering reliable presence as a
housesitter or property caretaker. Use my skills in your office,
kitchen, yard or garden. Want private housing with utilities, and
Internet. Geographically flexible; prefer 3+ months assignments.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dear [[Full Name]], some new ads just became available! If
you’re interested in responding to these new ads, please
contact the advertisers below:

ARIZONA

CARETAKER NEEDED. You can camp for free by the day on my remote,
beautiful 40 acres, near BLM land, about 90 minutes from Tucson.
Water and electric available in exchange for light yard chores
and handy man repairs. A small stipend will be paid by the week.
Must be honest, law abiding, respectful, kind, responsible, and
have good values. Must provide your resume and references. For
more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

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

GUATEMALA

PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED in June. I live in Jaibalito, Lake
Atitlan, Guatemala. I have a super cute 650 square foot house and
a dog. My yard is fenced. Zita, a village dog, is protective but
sweet. I love to travel and am open to any time you want to enjoy
a holiday here in Guatemala. Lake Atitlan is a natural wonder and
a gorgeous place to enjoy. Jaibalito is a small, indigenous
village. If you’re an outdoors person, you’ll love it
here. The village is only accessible by boat. June is the rainy
season. This can be an intense time of year. This is definitely
not for everyone. For more details, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

CARETAKER WANTED for an acre beach front estate in Malaekahana.
Live rent free on the beach at Malaekahana as a caretaker for a
six bedroom estate on an acre of beach front property with paddle
tennis court and outside hot tub. The caretaker is a concierge
for vacation rental. The ideal couple or individual has an
outgoing personality, deals well with guests, has some handyman
abilities, and has some experience in cleaning. This job requires
around 15 hours per week. The caretaker cottage is a studio with
kitchen appropriate for one person or a couple. To learn more and
to apply, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and email your resume
or statement of prior experience and let me know if you can Skype
for an interview.

TEXAS

LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE CARETAKER COUPLE on larger cattle and
hunting ranch north of Bryan. Responsibilities include cooking,
cleaning, gardening, and lawn care. Facilities to be cared for
include a 10,000 sq ft main house, a large pavilion, and the
ranch office. This position comes with a salary, health
insurance, a work truck, and a 2006 three bedroom/two bath home.
General ranch hand, hunting, and computer skills are preferred.
For more information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

I am a really cool 62-year old widow with two small dogs. I am
quiet, clean, friendly and have a quirky sense of humor. I don't
smoke, drink or do drugs. I am physically fit and healthy. I am a
quilt maker and published author. Computer access a must! Seek to
trade services in house sitting, property caretaking, animal care
or companionship in exchange for housing with utilities paid.
Long term preferred. Preferred areas (though not limited to):
Santa Barbara, CA; Visalia/Tulare, CA; Redding, CA and
Blacksburg, VA. United States only. Not interested in a
“relationship.” Current assignment in Mexico can be
terminated at any time. Please email me at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking caretaking / house sitting position with stipend and
benefits in Southern California, Arizona, Northern New Mexico,
Washington DC, or Europe. Responsible, handy, excellent
interpersonal skills fluency in Spanish, and French Italian. A
green thumb, knowledge of horses and love animals. I do not
drink, smoke nor do drugs. I do meditate, study and write and I
am beginning a new life chapter after being a homeowner and
raising a wonderful family. Looking for a long term or several
month situation on a not too remote property. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, April 22, 2011

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKERS WANTED in Pollock Pines. A two bedroom mobile home
will be provided in exchange for help around the ranch. You will
have room for horses. Prefer those with knowledge of horses and
also prefer retired applicants 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 reply with your phone number to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER POSITION available in the Russian River
area. In exchange for doing 15 hours/week of work here, you get a
private comfortable trailer with hot tub and utilities in a
beautiful, peaceful, remote, rural setting (one hour from Santa
Rosa). It’s a perfect situation for a fit pensioner or
retired person with a modest income who desires affordable
housing and enjoys active outdoor living. Duties include (but not
limited to) tending (and enjoying) a wonderful organic garden,
chickens, forest stewardship and firewood cutting, general
handyman and other ranch chores. The remote location means you
should be someone who can enjoy and appreciate the peace and
solitude without frequent trips to town. Internet, TV and
landline available, but not included. Applicants must currently
reside in the Bay Area in order to be available for an in person
interview. Please respond with some details about yourself and
why you are the ideal candidate by emailing 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

PROPERTY MANAGER needed to maintain a "get-away" ranch
property for a family near Missoula, MT. Qualified candidates
need to have experience working on an estate, be highly
knowledgeable in building, mechanical maintenance and repairs,
enjoy rural living, have good housekeeping and cooking skills.
This is a year-round position. Live off the property. We offer an
excellent salary and benefits package.  Please email resumes to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA 

A VERY NICE COMFORTABLE HOME in the middle of the high desert of
northern Nevada will be available June 1st. It is basically a
three bedroom house in a de facto wilderness area in the
sagebrush ocean. The home is off-the-grid. Have solar/propane
combo. Good fishing is nearby. This is a great place to sleep,
rest, write, and catch your breath. It is also fantastic for
astronomy. Applicants must have a decent vehicle. No salary. This
is a free place to stay. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
all inquiries.

TEXAS

WE HAVE A BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED HOME with backyard Oasis
(including pool and spa) with palm trees in Cypress, TX and need
a housesitter from August 1 through November 1. We are looking
for someone to take care of our home inside and out. I have no
pets. We are in a quiet neighborhood with great neighbors. This
will be at least two to three months at a time. I will come home
for one or two months and then go back out of the country.
Looking for someone very dependable who doesn't mind pulling the
weeds, doing all maintenance to property needed including the
pool. I will teach you everything you need to know. The pool is
very easy with all the modern equipment to make the job easier. A
background check is a must along with a personal interview in
person. If you cannot meet me in person, please do not even
respond. That is a big requirement I have prior to letting
someone stay in my home. There will be no pay, just free rent for
care of my home. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Housesitter and caretaker available. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Veteran, non-smoking man. Loves animals. Will travel throughout
the USA. Retired truck driver. Available short term or long term.
Widower. Security experience. Family:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ALASKA 

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE in remote Alaska. If you are interested in
coming to Alaska let us know. Meyers Farm in Bethel provides the
local community during the growing season with affordable, fresh
produce, free of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers.
It is our intention to provide locally grown produce year-round.
Our sustainable farming focuses on building the fertility of the
soil with natural materials, resulting in rich, vital field
ecosystems that produce fruits and vegetables as pure and healthy
as they were intended to be. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
learn more, and you can email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER WANTED. Must have ranch and horse experience. Looking
for a long-term experienced horse handling/ranch care person.
This would be great for a contractor/handyman in exchange for
rent. No smoking, parties, or drama! Need current verifiable
references. 2 - 2.5 hours of daily care mornings and evenings or
way less time depending exactly how experienced, organized,
motivated, and efficient you are! There are only two horses and
one pony, when there is time: handyman, maintenance, and or
landscaping tasks. Includes city water, satellite, electricity,
and wi-fi. Use of washer and dryer is negotiable. Liability
prohibits any non-owner small pets or children. Please fax all
recent references and details of your current living and working
situation to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CANADA

SEASONAL, FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a remote lodge in
Brunswick Lake Lodge, Ontario. Must be able to perform
maintenance activities on the buildings, property and equipment,
arrange for and oversee maintenance activities, and operate and
maintain the vehicles used on the property. Staff accommodation
provided. Salary to be negotiated. Please apply for this job by
mailing your resume or references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax
to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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, be able to drive and have no
dependent children.  Your duties will include cooking for the
family of two with 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. Please apply giving your personal details and past
employment history, and mail a copy or your references and a
contact telephone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

REMOTE, LARGE RANCH in Northern NM, heart of beautiful Georgia
O'Keeffe country, seeks an experienced person or couple for full
or part time caretaker. Must have flexible approach to hours and
duties. Responsibilities: feeding and cleaning for four horses;
part time care of one dog; general household repairs; tractor
work; maintenance of yard, garden, sprinkling system, pool,
vehicles/equipment. Must be stable, trustworthy, non-smoking,
have current driver's license, and able to pass background check.
Includes two bedroom home, utilities, and salary. Please email
your resume, salary requirements, 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. I can provide great
references. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, April 18, 2011

CANADA

SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE wanted for a caretaker/handyman position for
a small marina in Victoria, British Columbia. Remuneration will
be on-site accommodation and salary to be negotiated. To apply,
please fax your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSISSIPPI 

NEED A CARETAKER to tend our ranch in northern Mississippi while
the owner is away in August. Watch and feed dogs, cats, chickens,
horses, and cattle. My ranch hand will also be taking care of
things daily, and he lives across the road, but I want someone on
the property to share the responsibilities. You will have a
beautiful living space and possibly a stipend, payment determined
by your skills. References required. Keep in mind it can get
quite hot and humid here in August. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
You can learn more about the ranch by visiting 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

T XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is accepting applications for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX caretaker(s). Responsibilities: readies and
maintains grounds, buildings, picnic tables, playground and beach
area; takes reservations and collects monies for sites and
pavilion; reports to the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Experience/requirements: camping knowledge desirable; good
accounting and record keeping skills; needs to be available
basically 24 hours a day, seven days a week from Memorial Day
weekend to Labor Day weekend. This is a good summer job for a
camper. Please apply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Applications will
be accepted until 3:00 PM on April 27, 2011.

OREGON

CARETAKER POSITION available. Looking for a caretaker for a
southwestern Oregon off-grid property. This 160 acre forest
property on the Oregon Coast (south of Gold Beach), with two
greenhouses, berries and mushrooming, no power (yet - first
priority), great springs, with small meadow bordering national
forest and close to ocean and fishing. Off-grid - no indoor
plumbing (just a warning up front). A caretaker (individual or
small family) is needed to assist with chores and prioritized the
list of projects to assist in property maintenance, homestead
garden, poultry (for eggs and possibly for meat), and orchard
development. The property owner would consider purchasing a dairy
animal for mutual benefit with reliable chore assistance in
place. The property owner will be moving on-site with two great
dogs. There will be lots of freedom (time and space) to do fun
and interesting things. Reliability, honesty, and attention to
detail are required. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

A FULL-TIME APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER is needed in Tomah. Must
live on-site. Experience preferred. To apply, please fax your
resume 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.

Friday, April 15, 2011

ARIZONA 

HIGH END ARIZONA GUEST RANCH needs a relief Chef for four to six
shifts per week for the summer season. Room and Board provided
with wage. Must be able to prepare complex menu items and handle
covers for 25 - 35 guests per evening. If more hours per week are
needed, gardening work is available at the ranch as well. Must be
available immediately. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with
your resume and qualifications.

CALIFORNIA RENTAL

SHARE A BEAUTIFUL HOME just two blocks from the Carlsbad State
beach. Large private home, just remodeled, two room suit with
full bath. Shared living area with a professional kitchen,
laundry and patio with grill. Located in a resort style gated
community with year around heated pool, spa, tennis courts and
only two blocks from the Carlsbad State beach. The rent is
$1,800/month. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a non-profit property management company,
is looking for a live-in caretaker for a quiet life lease senior
building located on south Osborne in Winnipeg. Duties would
include: daily cleaning, minor maintenance, lawn care, weekly
garbage removal and other odd jobs. Showing units and doing
incoming and outgoing inspections. Approximately six hours a day.
Applicants should have past experience, be able to use a computer
and able to fill out general paperwork. You will need to be in
good health and physically able to do light maintenance work. The
chosen applicant will have experience working with the public and
have a good work ethic. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by fax at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA/USA - MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

LIVE-IN MAÎTRE D'HÔTEL/UNDER BUTLER needed for a
private family with homes in Canada and the United States. This
position offers $55,000+ year in CAD gross, plus benefits. We
seek an experienced, mature, professional Maître
d'hôtel/Under Butler who will take charge of table service
for the employers in their remote Country house and their
Montreal, New York City, and Florida residences. This position
will be supervised by the senior Maître d'hôtel. The
successful candidate will service the daily meals, dress table
formally, assist the butler with general service tasks, and
follow the employers in their travel in their private jet. The
position requirements include at least three to five years
relevant work experience in fine homes or yachts, understands
that the utmost in confidentiality and discretion is required,
have an excellent command of the French language (speaking
English would be a plus), have the ability to work independently
and as part of a team, flexibility to work at any time as needed,
able to work long hours, must be prepared for a change of working
schedule at any time, must be in excellent physical and health
condition, have long-term intent, ability to live within a closed
community for a long period of time, must have a car in good
condition or ready to acquire one, be a Canadian citizen or
permanent resident with no criminal record, have a valid passport
and flexibility to travel as needed at an instant notice, and
have outstanding verifiable references. This position starts in
May 2011. Please click here to apply for this position: 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

NATURE-LOVING CARETAKER needed for a cabin, lake and 40 acres in
the Johnsonville/Mount Vernon area. I am seeking a non-smoking,
handy, nature-respecting caretaker for 40 beautiful, secluded
wooded acres, small lake (it's great for swimming and fishing!)
and a furnished cabin near Johnsonville, IL. In exchange for
rent-free living (and a salary ?) I need a porch surrounding
three sides of the cabin rebuilt (roof rotting), possibly the
north side glassed in and double sliding doors added, a dock
repaired and stained (one piling is sinking) and ongoing mowing
and weed eating, maintaining cabin, cutting fragmites (lake
reeds) around lake, trim trees, cutting and cutting and stacking
firewood. The position is available as soon as April 18th! If you
are interested, please email me at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

LOOKING FOR A RESPONSIBLE PERSON OR COUPLE to caretake animals,
plants, etc. in exchange for a place to live and garden/farm
(possibly for market) here in North Douglas County. Have a nice
one bedroom mobile to live in with access to the main house for
laundry, etc. It is a very quiet country life here, with plenty
of opportunities. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

FREE RENT available for a Property Caretaker in downtown Madison.
A well established downtown 43 unit apartment community is
looking for a Resident Caretaker. The goal of this position is to
maintain the curb appeal of the physical property including,
interior and exterior, grounds and housekeeping. Duties for this
position include vacuuming hallways twice a week, cleaning of
laundry room and common areas. Daily pick up of trash on grounds
and common areas and cleaning front entry. Assist with vacant
apartment cleaning and prep. This position also will assist
maintenance and property manager on an as needed basis with light
maintenance and showing apartments. The average hours per week
are 15 - 20. Qualified candidates must be able to live on site
and meet rental qualifications of income of three times the rent,
two years of verifiable rental history, a positive credit check
and a favorable background check. Please fax resumes to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 Jerry Hodge at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Exeter, Devon, from September 21st to 8th
October 2011 then for ongoing spells from eight to 17 days. We
have a beautiful ancient longhouse with lots of land/stream/log
fires and local walks to the 16th Century local pub. Housesitters
(couples preferably) are needed regularly through the year,
except summers, to look after the house and two small well
behaved dogs. There is nothing arduous to do here, just looking
after the dogs/plants etc. There are lots of things to see
nearby, as we are just six miles from Exeter, and 20 minutes from
the coast. No reimbursement, and sorry no children. The
housesitters will certainly need their own transport –
since the nearest town is 2.5 miles away. Must have been dog
owners. Lovely en-suite accommodation with the run of the house.
Plenty of logs for the fires in winter. We have all modern
conveniences including central heating. We usually plan around
four to six months ahead. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
please include "housesitting" in the subject line.

MINNESOTA

AN EXPERIENCED CARETAKER or a caretaker team is needed for a
townhome community in beautiful Stillwater. Must do cleaning,
turnovers, and grounds work. This is a part-time position. Must
live on site. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NORTH CAROLINA

PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED in central North Carolina, from May 17 to
May 24, 2011. I leave on the 18th, but would like you to arrive
the day before to be shown around. Light duties: caring for two
indoor/outdoor cats, bringing in mail, and watering plants. I
live in a rural area, in a green community with walking trails
and outdoor areas, an easy drive to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and
Durham. You should love cats. Mine like lots of attention, and
are accustomed to having someone at home. References required.
Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE in the Raleigh, NC area (Randolph
County) for a partially built Conference Center and Campground
focused on sustainability and health. Must live on site in
exchange for light maintenance work. We are surrounded by
beautiful scenery, with trails, the river and community. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

VIRGINIA

A NON-PROFIT ANIMAL ORGANIZATION in the Fairfax, VA area seeks an
experienced animal care and welfare person to oversee all facets
of our farm and day-to-day kennel operations. Candidates must be
highly organized, hard working, have superior communication
skills, management experience, extensive knowledge of horses and
dogs and a love of animals. Benefits include a competitive
salary, on-site housing, a flexible schedule and a great place to
live and work. Please fax resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE for all around help, who have some income of
their own. We are looking for help with all aspects of horseback
riding, (must be an experienced rider) including care and feeding
of the horses, and help with all ranch maintenance. The ideal
candidate will also be willing to help with inside chores as
well. Will provide year-round housing and paid utilities. Wages
available during May, June, July, August and September. We are
looking for a non-smoking/non-drinking Christian couple, and of
course no drug use. Must be very good with all types of people.
This summer, we will be starting to work with missionaries coming
home on furlough. We are looking for a couple who would like to
give back. No children living with you please. If you want a new
lifestyle that provides you with the opportunity to help others,
along with folks coming for a great vacation experience, please
contact us by calling the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks for
your time.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Retired CFO seeks a position managing a small to mid-size estate.
I have strong general and financial management skills. Ideal for
absentee owner. Have been bonded throughout my career in the
financial services industry. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Greetings. I am a supervisor retiring from US Airways on May 22,
and I am available for a great house sitting position anywhere on
the planet! I am available mid-June for 1-2-3-4 ? months.
Non-smoker. 100% reliable. References. (All airline employees
must past stringent FBI/TSA security checks.) Pets great, light
duties, gardening, loving care of your home. I am a 55-year-old
woman, and my hubby would visit. Mark is an engineer with Boeing,
sailor, and can fix anything. WIFI in home or access would be
great. Namaste. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, April 8, 2011

AUSTRALIA 

WE ARE SEEKING A CARETAKER/CUSTODIAN for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
located in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales area, to provide
security and maintenance for the property and grounds, including
some cleaning duties. 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. Prior experience in events management or promotion
would also be highly regarded. If you have an eye for detail and
recognize the value of exceptional customer service, we'd like to
hear from you. The position is autonomous, so applicants must be
pro-active, well organized and able to work to a high standard
without supervision. You should hold, or be prepared to undertake
a RSA and First Aid certificate. This is not a salaried position;
however accommodation in the two-bedroom caretaker's cottage
located on-site will be provided. Couples are welcome to apply.
Please mail a resume and two reference details to the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia 2001 by Friday, April 22, 2011.

BAHAMAS/CANADA

A HANDS-ON DOMESTIC COUPLE is needed ASAP. The salary will be
$80,000 to $110, 000 depending on experience. Our client is
seeking an experienced Domestic Couple to work between their two
homes, one in Nassau, Bahamas and one outside of Toronto, Canada.
The ideal candidates will have experience working on a private
estate. Inside duties include cooking and housekeeping and
maintenance projects and outside duties include some handyman and
gardening duties. The ideal candidates will be energetic, have a
nice presentation and communication skills, will be computer
savvy, will drive and will not have any attachments. The Mrs.
should be comfortable in the kitchen and the Mr. should have
basic handyman skills. Those with yachting backgrounds are
invited to apply as well. This is a great long-term opportunity
for the right couple. Canadian Citizens are invited to apply.
Please email resumes, references and a recent photo to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO 

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK needed for an elderly couple at a Boulder
County, Colorado rural estate and Western slope ranch. This is a
full-time permanent position. Duties will include culinary skills
for daily meals/occasional guests/entertainment, household
duties, experience with medical care preferred, and pet care. You
will have flexible schedules when the employer is in residence,
and travel between homes. Required: must speak/read English, be a
non-smoker, have a valid driver’s license, recent
verifiable references, no children, uniforms, discretion,
integrity, teamwork, and a genuine desire to serve. Housing
provided. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE A MUST. This position is available
now.  Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

ESTATE FARM MANAGER needed. This is a full-time caretaker
position for a small estate/horse farm on Cape Cod. Routine
duties will include groundskeeping, using and maintaining the
farm equipment and property. The individual must be a self
starter, non-smoking, and animal lover with a solid work ethic.
Please mail your resume and references to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

RANCH MANAGER needed for a northeastern New Mexico stocker and
cow/calf ranch. Only those with good references need apply. No
drugs or alcohol. Prefer a stable married couple. Housing
provided. This is a hands-on position on a working cattle ranch
that expects a profit. We expect general labor and cowboy work,
as well as managing the operation. Fencing, windmill repair,
animal husbandry, and general maintenance skills are required.
Applicants will need a proven track record of profitable
ranching. This is a top-notch outfit and facilities. Salary will
be commensurate with experience and ability. Please respond in
writing to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA 

SEEKING A PROPERTY MANAGER for a 34 unit apartment building in
York, PA. The ideal candidate will be a single person or couple
who have experience in property and tenant management with good
communication and computer skills. The applicant must be able to
perform maintenance such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry and
landscaping. Flexible part-time hours. This position will be
available June 1. The property is located adjacent to a beautiful
park and a new YMCA aquatic center. Compensation includes
apartment, and pay based on experience. Please email your
resume(s) and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HELP on our private guest ranch located
outside of Cody, WY. Duties may include feeding horses/cows,
mucking stalls, mowing lawns, weed eating, staining, fencing,
irrigating, saddling horses, taking out rides, gardening, etc.
Experience is preferred. We need help from mid-May through at
least August and would prefer if applicants can work through
September. Salary will depend on experience, with housing, and
some meals provided. No pets or horses allowed, sorry. If
interested, please email your resume, three work references and a
letter of interest (indicating experience) to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please no calls or emails without the above
information. Thanks!

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Housesitter and caretaker available. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Veteran, non-smoking man. Loves animals. Will travel throughout
the USA. Retired truck driver. Available short term or long term.
Widower. Security experience. Family:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

ARIZONA 

A CARETAKER POSITION is available in the Rural Field Station in
the Arizona Mountains. We are looking for a caretaker to live at
the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 40 miles northwest of Prescott,
Arizona. This off-the-grid facility, adjacent to forest service
wilderness, provides remote opportunities for ecological research
and environmental education. The site has several historic
buildings, a historic orchard, and a seasonal creek. The
caretaker house is a two/three bedroom house on the National
Register of Historic Places. It was formerly the house for the
local forest ranger. Duties include: general facility
maintenance, scheduling guests and researchers, managing
maintenance budget. Compensation: due to the budget crunch, we
lost funding for a salary for this fiscal year. A part-time
salary will be resumed in July. Use of the house and utilities
(gas/internet) included. For more information, please visit 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has been placing exceptional Housekeepers,
Estate Managers, Personal Assistants and other Household
Professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area for over two decades.
Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more. We are currently
recruiting for live-in Housekeepers. The salary is between $3,000
and $4,000 gross per month. Requirements: experience working as a
Professional Housekeeper in a formal home, for the past three to
five years, have verifiable references from all of your
employment, legally be able to accept work in the USA, have a
valid California Driver’s license, and be able to
communicate effectively in English. Please send a cover letter
and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX You can also fill in a
preliminary application on our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
You can view our other job listings at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a secluded Summer Camp in Huntsville,
Ontario from May/June through October. This is a live-in
position. We are looking for a non-smoking individual or couple
with maintenance/hospitality experience. This is a beautiful
private facility near Algonquin Provincial Park. Please mail
resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

PERSONAL ASSISTANT/HOUSEHOLD/ESTATE MANAGER needed in New York
City. Salary will be $90,000 to $100,000 plus bonus. We are
seeking a mature minded, top notch experienced Personal
Assistant/House Manager to oversee all matters large and small
that arise in the New York City home of a Top Hedge Fund Manager
and his family. You will oversee all household staff including
all maintenance, nanny/tutor, handyman, chef, kitchen staff,
landscapers, etc. We need an individual with outstanding
interpersonal skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office
Suites. You will need a Bachelors Degree either in business or
hospitality. Must have three to five years experience in a
similar role supporting and managing the operations of a
residence and private offices for a high net worth executive and
his family. You will need the ability to manage and schedule the
workflow with limited supervision. A driver’s license and
clean driving record are required. Duties will include day-to-day
administrative support to the family/household including
projects, tasks, errand management, addressing residential
building and maintenance issues; overseeing residential support
staff, and providing high level executive support facilitating
activities, events, and issues as directed by family members.
Please email resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN

HOUSE AND DOG-SITTER WANTED in Galicia, in northwest Spain from
May 8th to May 28th. We are looking for someone to dog-sit and
look after our garden and polytunnel. You will need to walk the
dogs in the fields at the back of our house. For more
information, please email Sarah at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 email me directly at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

SEEKING A HOSPITALITY-MINDED INNKEEPING COUPLE for a B&B on a
ranch in Texas. Must be gracious with people,
non-smokers/non-drinkers, and have experience in property
management and taking care of all aspects of running a B&B,
event/wedding coordinating, and be computer literate. Please
email resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING 

INTERESTED IN SPENDING A MONTH NEAR SHERIDAN, WYOMING? This is a
perfect opportunity for a graduate student, writer or other
individual (male or female) who would like to spend July on a
beautifully situated non-working ranch in exchange for about 15
hours of gardening help and errands a week. Private use of a
recently restored small ranch house with kitchen, living room,
two bedrooms and bath. Must have own insured vehicle capable of
rough, rutted roads. Please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
stating your interest. A personal interview and references will
be required.

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, April 4, 2011

ARIZONA 

CARETAKER(S) WANTED on an upscale, 36-acre "no kill"
ranch in the scenic hills of Prescott, Arizona. A nice, 1,500 sq.
ft. home, two bedroom, two bath, and garage, provided in exchange
for an average 20 hour work week with flexible schedule. The
primary job is repair and maintenance of land and premises; in
short, keeping everything functioning and looking good. When the
owner is away, the primary duties are meticulous care of two
horses, dog and cat, and work hours will increase. The caretaker
MUST know horses, including first aid and recognition of common
health issues. Must know how to ride (intermediate trail) and not
weigh more than 180 pounds. Along with resume/experience, please
provide the reason you caretake, and your general philosophy on
life. A background check will be conducted. No smoking and prefer
no drinking. There is currently no salary with this position.
Please apply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

COLORADO 

A SEASONAL CARETAKER is needed from May to October.  The
caretaker must do some road work on the property. There are also
many types of cabins which need some repair work. To apply,
please mail your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

MATURE, RESPONSIBLE, BONDABLE COUPLE needed immediately to take
care of a large Miami Beach home. Year-round, live-in
accommodation provided. Owners will be there 70 – 90 days
per year. Duties include: 1) Maintenance of house and grounds, 2)
Housekeeping, laundry, cooking and driving when owners and family
are there, 3) Maintain a presence in the house during
owner’s absence. Please email your resume and references to
 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GERMANY 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my home in the hilly countryside of
Hessia, Germany from November 1 to December 17, 2011. My home is
on two levels including a fenced-in backyard. I have a small
female wiener dog (2-years-old). The housesitter will need to
look after my dog and the house, take in the mail, and clear the
entrance of snow (unlikely to happen). You will have your own
room and bath, kitchen with a living area free for use. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

MICHIGAN

CARETAKER needed. Free rent and utilities in a furnished new loft
apartment with private entrance provided in exchange for
part-time help with two horses, gardening and housekeeping. This
is a non-smoking environment. Please send a cover letter, resume,
work references and your phone number to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY AND UTAH 

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER AND EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER needed ASAP (Salary
of $52,000 -$65,000 depending on experience). We have two
opportunities for a live-in housekeeper (in Utah) and a live-in
Executive housekeeper (in New Jersey) the other is in Park City,
Utah. We are looking for candidates who have experience working
in a fine home and have experience with hands on housekeeping as
well as formal service. Experience working in a Kosher home a
plus for the New Jersey position. Must have at least five years
of experience working in a formal household, have excellent
verifiable references and a clean background.  Please email
resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 


OKLAHOMA

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN CARETAKER(S) needed now for a private club near
Langley, OK for maintenance and upkeep of grounds and structures.
The annual salary will be commensurate with skills, plus a home
provided with most bills paid. To apply, please mail your resume
to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 Jerry Hodge at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

COSTA RICA

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY available at my Costa Rican Paradise in
Barva! Looking for young, preferably late 20s to late 40s,
experienced, vibrant, responsible, motivated, hardworking,
perfectionist, hungry for success, willing to go the extra mile,
imaginative, pays close attention to detail and a self starter,
not to mention honest and respectful. Spanish language skills are
a must! In addition, clean and willing to take initiative. Major
pluses are an experience/serious interest in the
B&B/hospitality and culinary/catering field, gardening/lawn
work, loves to cook and/or enjoys the latest trends and
innovative styles of a multitude of cuisine, is a social
person(s) who enjoys the company and meeting of new people and
has a good ability for networking. I need a mentally strong
person who has self control in the face of adversity. Ability to
oversee all day to day operations, give and share input in all
areas of the business, to include but not limited to:
PR/marketing, new and innovative ways to attract new
business/potential clients and contacts to be able to facilitate
new clients, be creative and innovative in discovering ways to
exploit all other opportunities that could bring in additional
business through a series of other services connected to the
hotel. Upkeep, cleaning and maintenance of the entire property,
to include the front house and main house, the garden and
grounds, the small pool. Ensure payment of all bills, to include
utilities, employees, vendors, etc. are conducted, advise me of
any upcoming maintenance concerns that need to be handled and
oversee any work that is tasked to sub-contractors, constant
communication on a weekly or bi-monthly basis to update me on all
that is happening or needed. Need to provide overall security and
insure the well being of the property and grounds. To welcome and
host guests who come to stay at of the property. Above all, enjoy
yourself and have fun! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
mention why you would be perfect for this opportunity.

KENTUCKY

FARM HELPER needed with 1/4 horse experience in Richmond, KY. I
am looking for someone or a couple to live on the property in a
one bedroom mobile home, who is able to help with the upkeep on
the farm, mowing, weed eating, painting, and just routine farm
work. You should have some experience with 1/4 horses. My horses
need to be ridden to keep them in shape. Absolutely no drugs or
drunks. References required. Must be clean and responsible. I am
not looking for short term applicants. Please email information
about yourself and your phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
I will get back with you. Thank you. 

MINNESOTA 

MOTIVATED CARETAKER TEAM needed for a large apartment complex in
Shoreview, MN. Must live on site. Duties to include cleaning and
upkeep of one building, cleaning and painting of vacant
apartments, and shoveling and salting of the walkways.
Compensation is a monthly rent credit of $800.00. The caretaker
job duties are a part-time job only and take about 20 hours total
a week. Please do not apply if you have no experience. Please fax
your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

RESORT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. The owners of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a pristine, western Montana lakefront
resort, are looking for a couple to assist them in their
operation. The couple must be energetic, self-motivated, have
good communication skills, have an amiable personality and be
hard working. Starting May 15, 2011, the couple would be given
lodging on site, a salary, and share in the daily tasks of
running the resort. Tasks include, but are not limited to,
landscape, laundry, guest check-ins, cleaning, firewood, guest
boat usage and the manufacturing of wood gift products. This
position is a full time career opportunity and a beautiful,
healthy environment in which to live and recreate. Accepting
applications through April 15, 2011. See XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Please send resumes and reason for interest in this position to: 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

PARK CARETAKER needed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is accepting
applications for the position of Park Caretaker for the 2011
season. Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX which must be
received via mail before 4/10/11 or brought to the Regular
Meeting scheduled on 4/11/11 at 6:30pm at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are a spiritual and
recreational facility (located near Gig Harbor, WA.) which
includes approximately 17 acres of property and multiple
structures including cabins, kitchen/dining hall, chapel,
bathhouse, on-site residence and other support buildings. The
primary purpose of the facility is to provide a safe and
maintained environment where church groups and other non-profit
organizations can retreat from daily life routines and enjoy
fellowship and spiritual growth. As a facility of the Greek
Orthodox Church, it is understood that all operations and
activities of the facility are to be consistent with the
principals of the Christian faith. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has a
Board of Directors which oversees the operation of the facility.
The Board of Directors seeks a person or couple for the following
specific duties: 
•       Provide security of facility by residing on-site in
the caretaker’s home 
•       Maintain grounds by mowing and otherwise grooming
cleared areas and pathways 
•       Assure that cabins; lodge; kitchen and bathhouse are
cleaned after rentals 
•       Assist with rental information to prospective
clients by: 
•       Coordinating with Camp Board for bookings 
•       Showing the facility 
•       Purchase supplies as needed (paper and cleaning
goods etc.) 
•       Make minor repairs to facility and equipment (such
as repair broken windows; clear clogged drains; light carpentry
etc.) 
•       Perform preventive maintenance (clean gutters, roofs
etc.) 
•       Keep Tool Shed and storage areas orderly and tools
in working condition 
•       Keep riding lawn mower and small tractor in good
working condition 
•       Minor painting as necessary 
•       Assure that Camp vehicle (s) remain licensed and in
good working condition 
•       Arrange for proper coverage when on vacation or
other extended leaves 
•       Other duties as may be assigned from time to time 
Note: The position of caretaker is not a full-time position but
the workload is seasonally heavy, especially in late Spring and
Summer. The position may best be filled by a couple where the
duties can be shared allowing some other employment to occur
while still fulfilling duties. 
Requirements: Applicants must: 
•       Successfully pass criminal background checks 
•       Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s
license with a good driving record 
•       Possess basic “handyman” maintenance
skills 
•       Be able to lift 30 pounds/climb ladders to a height
of 12 feet 
•       Possess good written and verbal communication skills

Please mail resumes and letters of interest to: 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Housesitter and caretaker available. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Veteran, non-smoking man. Loves animals. Will travel throughout
the USA. Retired truck driver. Available short term or long term.
Widower. Security experience. Family:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER WANTED for our property in Aitkenvale, a suburb of
Townsville, in North Queensland. We need a mature, active person
with cattle station experience for a Charters Towers property.
The main duty will be feeding molasses to weaners, handyperson
jobs and property maintenance. Mechanical skills and truck
driving experience will be an advantage. Food, accommodation and
electricity provided. Two phone references are required. Salary
negotiable. To apply, please phone  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Grenada, West Indies, Caribbean from the
beginning of June to mid-July 2011. I will be spending four to
five weeks in Italy visiting my children. I have three lovely
dogs and three cats. I have had house/pet-sitters before, and I
was very happy with them.
For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
COSTA RICA

CARETAKER(S) REQUIRED to sit a 1.5ha farm property. Various
species of bamboo large and small, and many fruit trees are
already established, beautiful rustic house, unfinished but
perfectly comfortable. Located in a beautiful quiet valley, 30
minutes from Dominical and San Isidro. It is 10 minutes by car to
the main road, but still quite isolated. Fantastic valley views
and wonderful old trails/rivers/waterfalls are close by.
Requirements: security, some plant/garden maintenance, watering
plants and feeding dogs. Potential for future sharing, learning:
permaculture, earthern plasters, Spanish, bamboo construction and
furniture building. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

A SEASONAL COOK/CARETAKER is needed for a Wildlife Conservation
Center on the Rocky Mountain Front. We need a single person or a
team. We provide $2,000/month plus lodging. Please mail your
resume with three references by April 15 to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH DAKOTA

CARETAKER needed for a local apartment complex. We are seeking a
dependable, highly motivated, self-starting individual for a
full-time caretaker position. The hours are Monday to Friday, 8am
- 5pm. Must live on-site. The salary package includes insurance
(life, medical and dental), 401K and bonuses. Please apply in
person at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Andalucia. I would like a retired,
respectable couple to look after my house from June this year
until the end of the year. I have a big garden but no animals and
the house is close to a lot of amenities. I will send photographs
if needed. For more details, please email Martina at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Beach Estate Caretaker Position Wanted. Professional, reliable,
non-smoking, non-drinking, woman. Will care for pet(s). Need
salary and accommodations. References provided. Available
immediately. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CALIFORNIA

FARM CARETAKER needed near Cayucos (along the California Central
Coast near Morro Bay). A single person with an outside income is
preferred. A small apartment (includes utilities, not phone) will
be provided on a pretty central coast ranch, in exchange for
part-time farm duties, including weed abatement in the orchards
and around the buildings; light maintenance and repair and other
miscellaneous caretaking duties. Must be familiar with and able
to repair light weeding equipment. The caretaker will need to
work 15 to 20 hours a week. No salary. Must have initiative, and
also be responsible for animal care and watering when the owners
are gone. Please email your cover letter with experience and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Provence – Vaucluse for a four month
housesit from 12/1/11 to 3/31/12. Must be fit, with some DIY
skills for minor problems if and when they arise, animal lovers
(including big dogs!), and at least a little spoken French would
be useful. Must be tidy and content to live in a very quiet
Provencal backwater, with the nearest village (Malaucène)
three kms away. Your own transport would be handy, although it's
quite possible to get all one's needs via a quick bike ride to
the village. Ideally we are looking for a couple, although given
the size of the property two couples in completely independent
accommodation would also be possible. Children? Why not. French
law ensures all visitors are able to obtain schooling in local
state schools, irrespective of duration and knowledge of French,
for their children. It can be quite an experience! We have quite
a large property with some eight acres of land. Our ideal
housesitters would be happy to take on minor house repairs if
necessary, although our nearest (French) neighbor is always on
hand to help out and he can put his hand to anything. A little
general upkeep around the land (experience with brush cutters
would be useful). The parts of the house not in use need to be
regularly aired, the cats fed (but not excessively so to dissuade
them from rodent-hunting tasks!). We also have a large and loving
female Mastiff; only a large swinging tail represents a threat to
life and limb. Experience with large dogs therefore is useful so
that it's you taking the dog for a walk, and not the other way
around. We have a sprawling, beautiful old farmhouse in the
Provençal backwaters, in its own private little valley,
secluded yet close to all amenities in Malaucène and
Vaison la Romaine. We are surrounded by fig, cherry, walnut and
lime blossom trees, with our own well and spring. The heat in
winter is by wood stoves, and some central heating. This is a
pretty large property, so fitness is really important (it takes a
few minutes to get from one side of the house to the other!).
Provence is very beautiful, but the winters can be very cold,
even if the sun is often out. For more information, please email
Peter at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED COW/CALF OPERATION is seeking a
full-time permanent ranch hand. Duties would include: feeding,
haying, fencing, working cattle, and general maintenance. All
calves are branded on a calf table. 4 wheelers are used when
necessary. Salary depends on experience. Benefits include a nice
three bedroom trailer house (bus route comes to door), ranch
pickup, partial utilities, possible health insurance coverage,
and vacation time. Please email resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Beach Estate Caretaker Position Wanted. Professional, reliable,
non-smoking, non-drinking, woman. Will care for pet(s). Need
salary and accommodations. References provided. Available
immediately. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

COLORADO

STABLE CARETAKER needed. Free rent provided in exchange for
caretaking duties at a small horse boarding facility in the
Boulder/Longmont area. Must have knowledge and experience along
with respect and genuine caring for horses. Must have
"handyman" experience and be willing to work flexible
hours. Duties include feeding, mucking stalls/paddocks, stacking
hay, barn maintenance, equipment maintenance, pasture work, and
routine chores. The apartment provided is a one bedroom suitable
for a single person or possibly a couple. To apply, please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Midvale, ID. I am searching for a
single, mature, non-smoking male or female (with no house pets)
to live in my house, on 70 acres, and help me take care of my
cattle and property. Duties include caring for cattle,
irrigating, fixing fence, mowing my yard and orchard weekly,
killing gophers, spraying weeds, etc. It would be helpful if you
have a pickup truck. You must have cattle experience for this
caretaker position as my cattle are calving now. Must provide at
least three checkable references. If interested, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER working at one of the most unique and untouched
places in the lower 48. A small remote Montana mountain resort is
seeking applicants with kitchen/housekeeping experience. Hours
vary. Flexibility a must. Outdoor lovers’ comfortable
living in a remote location required. Applicants with their own
RV preferred. Season typically runs from late May to early
September. Resume, recent photo, and references required. For
more information check out our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX To
apply, please send your resume, photos, references and contact
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

HOUSESITTER wanted from April 25 until June 1 for our home and
acreage with glorious views from a mountaintop near Asheville.
The housesitter will need to check that the gardeners show up
each week to do mowing and some pruning, this time of the year.
You can live here rent-free, but no salary will be provided. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

WE'RE LOOKING for a long-term housesitter to live in and watch
over our house and our three dogs in our large four bedroom home
in Portland, Oregon. We need the housesitter (single or a couple,
but no children please) to start on May 1 and stay at least
through the end of the year while we are out of the country. We
have a lovely home in the Alameda Ridge area. We will leave
detailed instructions for the care of our three dogs. This is a
great opportunity for an individual or couple, who are
responsible, trustworthy, be able to communicate with us via
email as we travel, and be dog lovers. Please send an email about
yourself along with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Hawaii - Estate/Property Manager on O'ahu available to manage and
give long-term care to your home. Professional experience
includes hands-on construction, project management, bookkeeping,
office organization and vendor oversight. Skilled in disaster
preparedness and preventative maintenance scheduling. Adept in
quality work with local resources. Knowledge of Maritime
environments. If I can suit your needs, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, March 21, 2011

ARIZONA

A MATURE COUPLE is needed to manage a horse motel and horse
boarding facility located in a beautiful secluded forested area
(7,000 foot elevation) just south of Flagstaff, AZ. This is a
permanent full-time position with salary and housing. Applicants
must have a great positive attitude and management experience in
horse care, customer service, and facilities maintenance. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

PART-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE for a caretaker couple, less than 35
hours per week. Seeking a couple as caretakers at Tallering
station in the Geraldton area of Western Australia. Duties will
include starting generators, watering and caretaking.
Accommodation will be provided. For more information, and to
apply, please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CANADA

YEAR-ROUND CARETAKER wanted for Killarney-based
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Earn a base-salary of $36,000 per year,
plus free-housing in Killarney, free-utilities including internet
access, personal use of boat, SUV and snowmobile when not needed
for association use, plus substantial annual discretionary bonus.
Skills with project management, contracting, boat maintenance,
landscaping, miscellaneous repairs. Must be familiar with
email/SMS and be in excellent physical condition. Please email
your resume and information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LONG-TERM CARETAKER(S) needed for a 40 acre start-up farm in the
Adirondacks - near skiing, lakes, and mountains. Looking for a
caretaker/animal caretaker. We are starting a small sustainable
farm. We had a dog rescue, so we have nine dogs, one cat, will
have chickens, dairy/fiber goats, and sheep. Responsibilities
include finishing up carpentry on barn/apartment if capable,
fencing, garden set-up, dogs/animals in mornings and evenings,
and milking dairy goats. Two hours in the morning and evening,
full time three weeks a year. Full room in a new apartment. No
salary now, possible in the future. If handy with carpentry,
could start ASAP, otherwise May 1st. Please mail
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

CAMPGROUND CARETAKERS wanted. A camping association in central
Washington State (approximately 90 minutes east of Seattle) has
an immediate opening for a full-time campground managing couple
or two people to share the same home within the campground. The
job includes, but not limited to, grounds keeping, small
equipment, plumbing, carpentry, money handling, propane
dispensing, security gate monitoring, cleaning of restrooms,
answering telephone, etc. Applicants must have great people
skills, a current driver’s license, pass a drug test, be
bondable and insurable and a WSP background check. Experience in
operation and some maintenance of lawn equipment is preferred.
Backhoe experience will be a plus! Compensation includes monthly
salary, full-time living quarters, utilities and local telephone
calls. Interviews are being scheduled for March 26, 2011 at the
campground. If interested, or if any questions, please respond
with resume via email 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.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MONTANA

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED to maintain a "get-away" ranch
property for a family near Missoula. Qualified candidates need to
have experience working on an estate, be highly knowledgeable in
building, mechanical maintenance and repairs, enjoy rural living,
and have good housekeeping and cooking skills. This is a
year-round position. A two bedroom cottage on the property is
provided. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package.
Please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Truth or Consequences on the Rio Grande
seeks volunteers for various duties. Friendly, hot springs
enthusiasts wanted. Work 24 - 28 hours a week for dorm lodging or
RV space, Wi-Fi, laundry use, and unlimited hot springs soaks. We
would like volunteers to start around April 1, 2011 for a period
of three to six months. This is a beautiful and fun riverside
atmosphere, with great “high desert” weather, near
two lakes, and more. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER WANTED in Bucks County (near Doylestown, PA). Duties
include: buildings, mechanical, lawn cutting, and the general
maintenance of a manicured property of 18 acres. This caretaker
position includes five days a week: April through November and
three days a week in the Winter months. To apply, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

A 100 + YEAR OLD PRIVATE CLUB needs a good General Manager. Our
very old private club is on about 8,350 acres of very remote
heavy woods with lakes in northeast Texas - about 100 miles from
Dallas. Our current management is retiring after 40+ years and so
we need a mature person with great people skills, basic PC
skills, letter writing and email skills to safely manage a
construction/maintenance crew of six with 10+ major pieces of
equipment, manage our club offices, manage the preparation and
serving of usually six meals per week from our commercial kitchen
with a variable sized staff as needed, manage 10 motel type rooms
rented to members and their guests, manage 10+ major
parties/events per year, manage a hunting (7,500 acres of deer,
ducks and hogs) and fishing (1,000 acres of Bass and Crappie)
habitat with club member and an outside biologist input, manage
an approximately 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and grounds, manage our
water well and chlorinated water system to 120 member owned
houses and manage a $1,000,000+ per year budget. On site housing
is furnished with bills paid, a vehicle and some food. Health
insurance is provided. Salary is negotiable. Approximately 200
club member/owners use the club mainly on the weekends. This job
is available now. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

A not-for-profit Christian mission’s organization is
seeking a building/house in East Tennessee to set up an office
in. Will do building/house maintenance, security and improvements
in exchange for space lease for at least two years. You can also
claim the space lease as a tax exemption where it may apply with
your accountant. Please contact George at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXor
email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, March 14, 2011

MINNESOTA

A ST. LOUIS PARK APARTMENT BUILDING needs 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. Light maintenance
skills are a must. This position is for a 36 or 41-unit building
for part-time employment. You are provided a two-bedroom
apartment, and salary with possible bonus up to $187 or $225 per
month. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and be sure
to include a day and evening phone number where you can be
reached. Please specify “St. Louis Park position” on
your resume or cover letter. Thank you.

MONTANA

WE ARE LOOKING for a long-term employee for a family owned
ranch/farm, cow/calf operation in eastern Montana. Must have a
valid driver’s license and have cattle experience. Will
work beside us and on their own. House and utilities provided.
Salary to be negotiated. Duties will include: light mechanics,
fencing, haying, calving, branding, weaning, feed during winter
months, and other general ranch work. This  job is available
immediately. If interested or for more information please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

GROUNDSKEEPER/CARETAKER needed year round, long-term for a remote
homestead in Northern NJ. We are looking for a self-motivated
individual/couple to care for our large vegetable garden, fruit
trees, lawns and landscaping. Duties include: all aspects of
vegetable and fruit gardening, mowing, landscaping, firewood,
snow removal, related equipment maintenance, property security
during owner's absence and general property care and building
maintenance. Small salary provided, along with the private use of
a three bedroom, two bath caretaker’s house. No children or
pets. Must have a clean driving record and a clean drug check.
Please email your resume and/or qualifications to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

CARETAKER NEEDED. Homeowner is looking for a live-in, 24/7,
caretaker to maintain grounds and building of a large property
located in the town of Bethel. Compensation will be the free use
of a two bedroom, two bath, trailer with living room and kitchen
areas at a monthly value of $1,000+. Monthly salary to be
discussed. The following are typical duties: mow, rake and garden
in season, clear any obstacles on walking trail year round,
perform routine maintenance in the main house and out buildings
using carpentry, painting, and power tool skills, inspect all
buildings, including private residence for security and,
particularly in winter, for functioning heat, frozen pipes and
leaks, plow or shovel driveways, parking lot and walkways, be
aware of unauthorized persons and report to authorities, have the
ability to safely operate and perform routine maintenance on
equipment such as: snow plow, chain saw, commercial lawn mower
and household power tools. Personal traits should include: being
communicative, being trustworthy and reliable, taking initiative
to analyze and handle routine and unexpected situations, able to
lift and transport heavy objects such as logs, split wood,
fertilizer bags etc. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING 

LOOKING FOR AN ENERGETIC DEPENDABLE COUPLE who wants to further
their career in the Ranching industry. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is seeking a qualified couple to manage the ranch on the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Meeteetse, Wyoming. Candidate must be
self-motivated, possess strong leadership qualities, have a
strong desire for conserving and restoring the natural
ecosystems, and be people oriented. We are looking for someone
that can establish a pleasant wilderness experience for guests,
family and friends. To apply, please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Couple retiring September 2011, he, a Chief-of-Police, she, a
Public Relations professional. Seeking opportunity to provide
live-on property security for absentee owners. Will travel to
varying locations at owners request and expense. Will do small
tasks, reasonable lawn mowing, airport pickups, grocery errands
before owners arrivals, but living on property for security
purposes is our main goal. Honest, reliable, with impeccable
background and references. Integrity paired with willingness to
care for property as though it were our own will not disappoint
the right absentee owner. Require housing and small stipend.
Please contact Ginger at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or by phone at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, March 11, 2011

AUSTRALIA

A CARAVAN PARK caretaker position is available in Townsville,
Queensland. This would be ideal for a couple. Duties include
watering in the evenings, a rubbish run, pool maintenance,
cleaning of cabins as required, and after hour’s book- ins.
This is a full-time position, 35 hours or more per week, for a
period of six months or more. To apply, please fax your
application and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

SEEKING AN ISLAND CARETAKER for a private island in British
Columbia’s Georgia Strait. A full-time, resident caretaker
is needed for a private island with a single owner. The position
requires skills in administration, maintenance, domestic support
and security. Compensation based on experience and includes wage,
housing and other benefits. A British Columbia Boat Operators
Certificate will be required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for a detailed job description. Applications will be accepted
until March 31, 2011.   

FRANCE 

ENJOY THE QUIET LIFE in the country near Dijon, France. Looking
for a couple to live-in as the caretakers at a historical estate.
My 97-year-old Mother is in residence with her own personal
caregiver. Need a couple to be home at night and week-ends
(negotiable). Write, read, and garden. Room and board and car
provided. Must have excellent references, and be reliable and
trustworthy. This is a great opportunity for the right people.
One year stay minimum. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

A 100 + YEAR OLD PRIVATE CLUB needs a good General Manager. Our
very old private club is on about 8,350 acres of very remote
heavy woods with lakes in northeast Texas - about 100 miles from
Dallas. Our current management is retiring after 40+ years and so
we need a mature person with great people skills, basic PC
skills, letter writing and email skills to safely manage a
construction/maintenance crew of six with 10+ major pieces of
equipment, manage our club offices, manage the preparation and
serving of usually six meals per week from our commercial kitchen
with a variable sized staff as needed, manage 10 motel type rooms
rented to members and their guests, manage 10+ major
parties/events per year, manage a hunting (7,500 acres of deer,
ducks and hogs) and fishing (1,000 acres of Bass and Crappie)
habitat with club member and an outside biologist input, manage
an approximately 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and grounds, manage our
water well and chlorinated water system to 120 member owned
houses and manage a $1,000,000+ per year budget. On site housing
is furnished with bills paid, a vehicle and some food. Health
insurance is provided. Salary is negotiable. Approximately 200
club member/owners use the club mainly on the weekends. This job
is available now. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Reliable, friendly, honest, quick, active woman eager to bring
excellent caretaking skills to your home. Imagine your peace of
mind knowing your property and pets are meticulously and lovingly
cared for by this self motivated, calm, respectful individual.
Over 15 years of experience in property management, home-keeping
and the hospitality and bed & breakfast industries.
Specializing in healthy cooking, organic gardening/landscaping
and holistic pet care, and love working outside. Exceptional
housekeeping, supervisory, office, bookkeeping and computer
skills. Well informed and avid reader. FBI background checked,
excellent references. Prefer long-term, on-site living, with
salary. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED: In Costa Rica. July 1, 2011 – January 30, 2012 (on
leave/negotiable). Canadian woman, 47,
teacher/linguist/artist/singer, non-smoker, two cute
house-trained cats, looking to caretake, pet-sit, landscape, pool
care, and some computer IT skills. Fluent in English, French,
Portuguese and now Spanish. Animal lover, experienced with
horses, dogs and cats. Experienced in organic living. Reliable,
very responsible and grateful. A dream come true. CV and
references available upon request. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CANADA

A WILDLIFE CARETAKER is needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Napanee, Ontario. Our busy XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is hiring a
full-time seasonal Wildlife Caretaker. Starting April 2011, and
ending when the work slows down in October/November 2011, and
beginning again the following April. The job duties will involve
general cleaning duties, cage cleaning, set-up, and repair.
Caring for all the species (mammal, avian, reptile) admitted to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX throughout the season, feeding orphans,
caring for juveniles, and injured adult animals, helping teach
volunteers, interns, and placement students, admission of new
patients, physical exams and initial patient set-up. Handling
phone calls from the public, giving basic advice, or directing
calls to the appropriate person. Our work varies with the animals
we admit. Work days are rarely predictable because of new
admissions. If the need arises staff remains after hours to help
care for the patients. The work is physically demanding, and
personally rewarding. You will be working with a strong team
including a large volunteer base, staff, interns and placement
students. Payment will depend on skills and experience of
applicant. Successful applicant should have the following
characteristics:
* Previous experience in wildlife care/husbandry
* An Ontario Driver’s License and provide your own
transportation to and from work.
* Rabies and Tetanus vaccines up-to-date.
* Strong desire to care for and clean-up after native Ontario
wildlife, mammals, avian, and reptile species. Help maintain
SPWC's high husbandry standards. We place particular emphasis on
environmental enrichment and natural history for each species.
* Strong work ethic, ability to work long hours, and provide
thorough care even under physical and mental stress.
* Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs, and flexible enough to
get in and out of enclosures. This job is very physically
demanding, in any and all weather conditions.
* Intention to return in subsequent seasons a bonus, we are
looking for a long-term member of our team.
* Ability to calculate drug dosages, and caloric requirements.
* Knowledge of the natural history and environmental needs of
native species - mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, as
well as knowledge of veterinary procedures a huge asset.
* Ability to work with a team or independently.
Applicants should send their resume, plus two references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

A MAINE SPORTING CAMP on the River needs help. Join the staff at
our remote, rustic, year round hunting and fishing lodge, eight
miles from a paved road and off the grid. A love of hunting,
fishing and the outdoors is a must. We offer hunting, fishing,
canoeing, snowmobiling, (real wilderness experiences!) and we
need your help. The camp has eleven wood heated log cabins with
indoor plumbing, a lodge with radio phone, satellite internet,
DirecTV, kitchen and dining room that seats 42 people. The two
positions available are as follows:
1) Maintenance: Must have good mechanics experience and must be
able to maintain power generators and all camp equipment. Must be
competent with construction tools, chainsaw, (30 cords of
firewood a year), maintenance and use of tractors, mowers, and
snowplows. Must be competent at painting, basic woodworking,
electrical and plumbing. Will perform various overall repairs and
maintenance of lodge and cabins. Will assist head guide with hunt
preparations.
2) Cook: On an ‘as needed basis’ when American Plan
clients are booked. Cleanliness is top priority! Family style
meals. All meals are prepared from scratch ingredients and not
from cans or packages. Breads and desserts are baked fresh.
Should have a working knowledge of bookkeeping, computer,
internet correspondence, record keeping. Will assist with booking
and scheduling of hunts. 
Both: Must be comfortable living remotely, and have good
communication skills and the ability to work well with people.
Must be willing to help out in all areas when needed. Will have a
solid loyalty to the camp and its successful operation. All
meals, housing, salary and paid vacations provided. Security and
drug check. References required. Please send resumes to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

WORKING HORSE RANCH MANAGER COUPLE needed. Must have experience
in working with herd size, health, feeding, foaling, and
stallions. Pivot irrigation, pasture rotation, mechanical skills,
fence repair and building. Tractor/skid steer use, bookkeeping,
computer skills necessary. Absentee owner, so security is
paramount. Credit scores will be checked, if you know yours
please include it. A three bedroom/two bath home will be provided
with all utilities, phone and computer. Located on a school bus
route. Must supply good, verifiable work references and resume.
This is a non smoking facility. Located in southwestern Montana.
Pay to be discussed. This position needs to be filled
immediately. Please email your resume/references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax your resume/references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

A NORTH SHORE, LONG ISLAND household needs a live-in
Housekeeper/House Caretaker for a professional couple with two
dogs. We are looking for an experienced individual who can work
independently. Responsibilities will include household errands,
chores, light housekeeping and keeping outside social areas clean
and taking care of pets when the family is traveling. Must be
legal to work in the US and have a valid driver's license and own
car, non-smoker and have excellent verifiable references. A one
bedroom apartment with separate entrance and salary (based on
experience) provided. Please send resume, references and picture
to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm. The caretaker must live
on-site. To apply, please mail your resume and references to: 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

Monday, March 7, 2011

BARBADOS 

NEED A HOUSESITTER for my place in Barbados, Caribbean from April
26th to June 32nd, 2011. Need someone to look after my two
spoiled, adorable but well behaved dogs. My dogs require daily
exercise. For more information, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

LIVE-IN MALE CARETAKER NEEDED in Malibu. A professional elderly
gentleman seeks a mature, male attendant for grooming assistance
and daily task assistance, five days a week. This is a live-in
position. The caretaker must have experience, a clean record and
references. You will have your own room and bath. Meals and
cleaning are not a part of this position. This is a long-term
position. Salary will be based on experience. Please email a
detailed reply with your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank
you.

OHIO

LIVE-IN HOUSEMAN/CARETAKER needed ASAP in Cleveland, OH. The
salary is $50,000 -$70,000 depending on experience. The family is
seeking an experienced hands-on houseman to live on the property.
Responsibilities will include all household duties such as
cooking, cleaning, laundry, ironing, household shopping and
errands. Formal service experience is required. Must have the
ability to travel with the family as needed. The ideal candidate
must have experience working for a private family. Must be legal
to work in the US and have a valid, clean driver’s license
and excellent verifiable references. Please email resumes to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

COMPETENT EXPERIENCED CARETAKER with excellent references who is
proficient at a wide array of professional and property
management skills seeks paid positions. A former sustainability
consultant and writer, I welcome remote, off-grid,
seasonal/part-time and/or multi-property situations with
preference towards island/seacoast/near or on water
opportunities. I wish to be in warm climate zones during the
winter months and establish long-term ongoing relationships with
one or more property owner. Different, special or temporary
situations will be considered. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Experienced, reliable, dependable caretaker and property manager
seeking full-time, year-round position in the Falmouth, MA area.
18 years experience as a former B&B owner and
caretaker/property manager for a large, manicured estate with
absentee owner. Experience in carpentry, plumbing, electrical,
landscaping, gardening, security, and general contracting for
large projects. Can fix just about anything. Relocating to the
Cape. Housing not needed. Start time negotiable. References
available. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

CANADA

A SMALL MOTEL in Lloydminster (on the border between Alberta and
Saskatchewan) needs a mature couple for live-in manager’s
position. To apply, please fax your resume to 
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,
greenhouse, pool and lawn care. Cleaning and caring for all
outdoor buildings and furniture. High attention to detail,
ability to work independently and a positive attitude a must!
Organic lawn knowledge/interest a plus. Please fax your cover
letter and resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

A RURAL COTSWOLDS household near the Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire
border needs help. A two bedroom flat (with bath, kitchen and
lounge) plus an agreed remuneration will be provided in return
for caretaking, occasional pet minding (i.e. walking one dog),
light housework and ironing etc, with occasional driving and some
help outside. Additional (mainly outdoor) work may be available
by agreement. This position would suit an active, self
sufficient, country person or couple. Must be car owner(s) and
non-smokers. No resident children. Please apply in writing 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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER WANTED for a cattle property, outside of Bundaberg in
Queensland. Accommodation available for casual work. This is in
exchange for rent. A horse riding caretaker is preferred. Must be
reliable, and be able to drive a truck, tractor, etc. Please
reply to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE 

I NEED SOMEONE OR A COUPLE to housesit my Montmartre apartment in
Paris from the end of March until the end of May 2011 while I'm
away for two months. I have two kitties, which require no
specific treatment but a lot of love and presence. My flat is a
two bedroom duplex penthouse (50m²) with an amazing view on
the Sacré-Coeur. The apartment is furnished in a modern
way and has all you need to be comfortable. The building is safe
and very quiet, and the location is very convenient for someone
who wants to visit Paris. My flat has two terraces with plants,
but there is going to be work done on one of them (mandatory
building repairs for at least one month). So I need someone who
can report to me now and then about the repairs evolution, and
who will not mind the workers presence outside during the day
(they won't come inside the apartment). For more details, please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

LIVE-IN CARETAKER wanted for our home in Goshen, NY. A Florida
couple is looking for caretakers to watch our house, to drive to
and from NY on weekends, and to do small odd jobs in exchange for
a private two bedroom house, with fireplace and air-conditioning.
Small compensation will be provided in exchange for caretaking
and free living. Must be home most weekends in the spring, summer
and fall. Excellent references are required. Please mail your
resume and references to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

CARETAKER NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently accepting
resumes for a full-time, year round Caretaker. The successful
applicant must be able to reside at the club and have basic
mechanical, electrical, carpentry and plumbing skills. The
caretaker must also be able to operate equipment required to take
care of club grounds and buildings. To apply, please mail your
resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA
 
CARETAKER WANTED in Bucks County (near Doylestown, PA). Duties
include: buildings, mechanical, lawn cutting, and the general
maintenance of a manicured property of 18 acres. This caretaker
position includes five days a week: April through November and
three days a week in the Winter months. To apply, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

POSITION WANTED: Property Manager/Butler/Chauffeur-Los Angeles
and Hawaii. Mature gentleman with 20 years of experience working
with families and those with special needs as well. I am single
and have no personal ties; I have the ability and flexibility to
relocate. I am always enthusiastic in my approach to work but
professional in all my dealings. I am dependable, honest, and
extremely trustworthy with exceptional multi-tasking abilities.
References available. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 28, 2011

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 are 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

CANADA

LADY'S MAID needed for a high profile household in Montreal. This
is a rare opportunity. A chambermaid/Lady's maid position is
available as a full-time job in an affluent household in
Montreal. You will be responsible in helping selecting
appropriate dresses, manage the wardrobe and accessories, pack
and unpack luggage, keep inventory, attend the lady's various
personal needs and keep the lady's apartments clean and
organized. Must have knowledge of fashion and servicing high
profile individuals. The work schedule is mainly Monday to
Friday, from 9am to 4pm. You must have the flexibility to work
other days or different hours. Pay is $30,000 and the position
starts in March or April 2011. Must speak English and French.
Please apply to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

HOMESTEADER/CARETAKER needed for a southwest Michigan property.
Duties will include gardening, woodcutting, greenhouse care, lawn
care, and small animal care. A couple is preferred. You can learn
how to live the homesteader’s life at no cost to you. A
three bedroom house with all utilities will be provided as
payment for services. All top notch equipment will be provided.
Full-time summer schedule and a relaxed winter schedule. The
property includes 50 acres with river organic gardens, a young
fruit orchard, caretaker home, and the owner’s home. The
owner is in residence weekends. There is a greenhouse for orchids
and garden plants. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED to help out on a small horse farm just
west of Weatherford. The gentleman’s duties include, but
are not limited to, groundskeeping, landscaping, general
maintenance of the property, some carpentry, painting,
maintenance of equipment, and assisting with the animals. The
woman's duties to include housekeeping, some cooking, ironing and
helping out in my office with filing, ordering, inventory, etc,
but, most importantly would be occasional babysitting for my
10-year-old child. Housing, along with all utilities, DISH,
internet, etc. provided, plus a small salary. Salary will be
based on the work you accomplish. The more you do, the more I
pay. The job is approximately four hours per day, per person, so
having a second outside job is more than feasible. Please do not
apply if you are not willing to take a drug screen on occasion,
have your credit run and a background check performed. This
position requires at least four references, including two
previous employers. You must have your own transportation.
Looking for a long-term commitment, so if you are just passing
through, please just pass this by. Experience has taught me to
tell the difference. I will look forward to hearing from serious
inquiries. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

POSITION WANTED: Property Manager/Butler/Chauffeur - Los Angeles
and Hawaii. Mature gentleman with 20 years of experience working
with families and those with special needs as well. I am single
and have no personalities; I have the ability and flexibility to
relocate. I am always enthusiastic in my approach to work but
professional in all my dealings. I am dependable, honest, and
extremely trustworthy with exceptional multi-tasking abilities.
References available. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/STATION HAND required for a Cattle Station in the
southwest Queensland border district. The 122,000 acre property
is located 149km southwest of Cunnamulla. The duties include:
operating a dozer, tractor/loader, checking waters and fences,
basic vehicle and motor cycle maintenance, mowing lawns, tending
the gardens, minor repairs, painting, care of animals, washing
and cleaning farm equipment, and some handyperson/general
maintenance duties. Also checking bores, fence repairs and
construction, stock mustering and processing etc. Applicants
should have livestock knowledge and ability with bore/trough/poly
pipe maintenance. Having the ability to weld is preferred.
Applicants must be honest, reliable, neat and tidy with their
work and accommodation. Free accommodation, TV, electricity, and
gas provided. Applicants must supply references. Mature age
workers are also encouraged to apply. This position is an
immediate start. Previous applicants need not apply. Please email
your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BULGARIA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria during May and
June 2011. Veliko Tarnovo is often referred to as the "City
of the Tsars". It is located on the Yantra River and is
famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire,
with very unique architecture. We need a couple to look after our
house and domestic animals, our water garden and be a general
security for our property. Please email David and Jennifer at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

CALIFORNIA

LIVE-ON PROPERTY COUPLE needed. An experienced couple is needed
to oversee and perform hands-on maintenance and cleaning of a
15,000 square foot new vacation home in Marin County, CA for an
executive city couple. Qualified candidates need to be
experienced in technical and SmartHome systems, able to manage a
punch list, vendors and grounds people, act as the security
presence on the property, specialty household projects, daily
graces and possess impeccable housekeeping standards. This is a
newly created position with a Spring start date. An excellent
salary is offered based on experience along with corporate
benefits. A separate 1,200 square foot home on the property is
also provided. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for an immediate interview.

IDAHO

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs caretaker(s) in Pollock, ID. The
beautiful Little Salmon Lodge is nestled on the banks of the
Little Salmon River, surrounded by gorgeous canyon scenery. Owned
by Northwest Voyageurs, an outdoor adventure company, we use our
12-bedroom guest lodge/B&B primarily for our adventure
guests. With our lodge, we offer our guests high-quality
adventures with the perfect mix of excitement and relaxation. We
are looking for a caretaker to live on premise to handle any
customer needs that may arise during their visit. This position
is available to a non-smoking individual or couple and includes
onsite housing. Dates of employment are somewhat flexible with
peak season being from April - November. Potential for year round
opportunity exists. Applicants must be friendly and out-going
with professional people skills, responsible, clean and organized
with the ability to pay attention to details, customer service
oriented, able to diagnose facility issues and work with
management to find the right solution, and be able to handle a
variety of customer service situations. The final list of
responsibilities will vary depending upon the applicant but could
include:
 - Ultimate responsibility, making sure guests’ needs are
met
 - Guest check-in/check-out
 - Use cash register, till reconciliation
 - Bar tender (we have a bar for our customers only, it’s
not a 2am bar)
 - Cooking (breakfast, maybe small dinners)
 - Grounds maintenance (mow lawn, upkeep for shrubs and
flowerbeds, hot tub, general grounds cleanliness)
 - Coordinate with rafting staff on logistics requirements for
each guest
 - Assist in the management of kitchen, housekeeping and
maintenance staff
 - Occasionally clean or freshen guest rooms
Compensation for this position is strictly dependent upon the
skills match. Compensation will range from housing/utilities only
to housing/utilities plus an hourly/salary wage. To apply, please
email or send a cover letter and resume including three
professional references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed ASAP. This family is seeking an
experienced domestic/caretaker couple for a live-in position in
Cleveland, Ohio. Responsibilities will include housekeeping,
general household shopping and errands, laundry and cooking along
with lawn-care and gardening, snow removal, and the maintenance
of the residence. Formal service experience is required. Ability
to travel with the family is required. The ideal candidates must
have experience working for a private family. Must be legal to
work in the US and have a valid, clean driver’s license and
excellent verifiable references. The salary is open, and will
depend on experience. Please email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm. The caretaker must live
on-site. To apply, please mail your resume and references to: 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

RESIDENTIAL, FARM/RANCH AND RESORT CARETAKER available. Seeking a
position that is live-in and salaried. I am a Jill-of-all-Trades.
Chef, English teacher, office worker, customer service, farmhand,
house sitter, pet and plant care. Drug free, honest, very
dependable and good sense of humor. I especially love to prepare
wonderful meals for others. Security for absentee owners is okay
as well. Illinois or Wisconsin preferred but not essential. My
resume and great references are available upon request.  Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

AUSTRALIA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LOVER OF ANIMALS to look after our home/farm
in Gippsland, Tinamba, Victoria while we are away for
approximately 18 days from April 8 through April 26. Our house is
a four bedroom, 5-year-old with Austar, wireless internet, all
the modern conveniences, with sweeping views over the dairy
flats. It is on 80 acres with 13 horses who are in large paddocks
and 70 sheep. The sheep and horses are checked each day which is
all that is needed and check the troughs. No gardening required.
There are possibly five horses to feed plus six dogs (four
outside dogs and two inside/outside dogs). We are looking for an
animal lover to keep an eye on things. We have a vet on call
after hours if needed. But it is a very low maintenance property.
For more details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

GARDENER/LANDSCAPER needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located
north of San Francisco, in Sonoma County, CA. We are a
non-profit, based on Tibetan Buddhist teachings. Includes double
occupancy housing, vegetarian meals, classes on Buddhism, and a
$150 month stipend. Living and working at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
inspires positive change within a community of resident
volunteers. More than a job, a chance to acquire valuable inner
knowledge and work for the benefit of others. No religious
affiliation required. A rigorous six days a week schedule of
work, classes, application. Please have a strong work ethic,
sincere interest in Buddhism, and no ongoing health issues. We
cannot accept children or pets. You can link for more
details/photos at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Varese, Italy for the month of August 2011.
Varese is a town in northwestern Lombardy in northern Italy, 55
km north of Milan. I am looking for a pet lover, who is
non-smoking, any gender or age. For more information, please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

New to job market after 30 years of maintaining a 119 acre
estate. Responsible, experienced 46-year-old single male with 30
years on the job training, both inside and out. Independent,
detailed oriented, self-starter, who works well with or without
supervision. Strong work ethic and dedicated. Strong knowledge of
all the trades. Love the outdoors and animals. Looking for a
salaried position on an estate. Am willing to travel with my
employer if needed. Drug and smoke free. References and resume
available upon request. Please contact David Hall at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 21, 2011

ARIZONA

HORSE RANCH CARETAKER needed in Litchfield Park, AZ. We are
looking for two people or a family to share job responsibilities.
Maintain 50 horse stalls, feed horses and cows twice/day. Repair
leaks in watering system when needed. Keep grounds clean of trash
and weeds. $440/week and on-site two bedroom apartment with all
appliances and utilities included. Interviews start at noon
through 4 pm on Tuesday February 22 at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
office. No appointment necessary. Please stop by
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between noon and 4 pm.

AUSTRALIA

HOUSE AND PETSITTER needed in the Lebrina area outside of
Launceston, Tasmania from July 16 through August 20. We need a
mature, pet lover, and a non-smoker who doesn't mind our country
location on a vineyard. You must have no pets of your own, and be
happy to look after our dog, cat and chickens. For more
information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN

HOUSESITTER NEEDED from June to November on Vieques, a beautiful,
unspoiled Caribbean island paradise, eight miles off the eastern
tip of Puerto Rico. A single male or a couple would work best.
The housesitter gets a first floor apartment, which has two
bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and living room. The house is
located right above a small bay, so hearing the gentle surf is a
serious plus. The view is spectacular, and it's only 50 steps to
a beach. It's quiet and tranquil... an excellent location for a
writer, Artist, or computer based businessperson. The reasons for
having a housesitter stay here is for security, taking care of my
indoor-outdoor cat, two outdoor cats and basic gardening/grounds
keeping. Vieques has almost no crime. There's petty thievery
though. So if a house is left vacant, it could be broken into.
This is not a salaried position. In return for taking care of the
cats, house and grounds... free rent, utilities, cable TV, high
speed internet and free local telephone calls are offered. (The
use of a car could also be included.) If the housesitter has
exemplary skills with masonry, house painting and
carpentry… paying gigs abound for people with these skills
on the island. My house is a non-smoking house. I’m looking
for health conscious people who are free of drug and alcohol
problems. A background check will be conducted on all applicants.
Please email a recent photo, and at least three checkable
references to CaretakerGazette@gmail.com (please include these
words in the subject line:"Vieques Housesitting
Assignment") for screening.

NEW JERSEY 

GARDENER/GROUNDSKEEPER/CARETAKER wanted. Searching for a
self-motivated individual/couple responsible for a remote
homestead in Northern New Jersey for a large vegetable garden,
orchard, lawns, landscaping and property care. Duties include:
planting, weeding, pest control, harvesting, mowing, tree care,
firewood, seasonal cleanups, equipment maintenance, building
maintenance, property security and related errands. Separate
housing and small salary provided. Must have a 4WD, clean driving
record and a clean drug check. No children or pets. Outside
income a plus. This would be ideal for a writer, artist or
craftsman. Long-term only. Please email your resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

STEWARDS NEEDED to manage and operate a 40 member hunting and
fishing club on a private lake in the Pocono Mountains, Pike
County, Pennsylvania, starting 4/1/11. Duties include preparing
and serving home-style meals and housekeeping for the 14 bedroom
clubhouse when members/guests are present, as well as performing
general house and grounds maintenance. Salary, room, board, and
benefits will be provided. Credit and background checks will be
required. Please fax your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

RANCH MANAGER COUPLE needed. A 1,200 acre ranch needs a man and
wife to take care of the ranch in the Granbury area. Must be
experienced in a small cow operation, some game management,
horses, maintenance of homes, barn, tractor, dozer, welding and
yard and pool upkeep and some cooking. Must be well organized,
clean and no criminal record with a clear driving record. Salary
will start at $26,000 along with the free use of a three bedroom
home. To apply, please fax your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

SENIOR LANDSCAPE CONSULTANT/MANAGER seeks residential and/or
resorts in the southeastern USA, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central
America or Europe. I have 40+ years experience in designing and
building landscapes, golf courses, ornamental and turf nurseries,
and the training of local laborers. American Society of Landscape
Architects (ASLA) Award Winner, with many professional
references. Extremely fit former Marine. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, February 17, 2011

AUSTRALIA

A LIVE-IN CARETAKER'S POSITION is available for a couple at a
local Tourist and Van Park with permanent and temporary residents
in Mudgee (a town in the central west of New South Wales).
Accommodation is provided on site and position would be very
suitable for a semi-retired couple looking for casual employment
only. The successful applicant will be required to be on call
five nights per week, including week-ends, to take call-in and
phone call accommodation enquiries and bookings; collection and
disposal of rubbish; general gardening and cleaning duties may
also be required. Previous experience in a similar caretaking
position would be an advantage. A current Driver's License for
work purposes is essential. A current resume with checkable
referees is also essential. To apply, please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Enquiries from all suitable job seekers
welcome.

IRELAND

PRIVATE ESTATE RESIDENCE MANAGER needed in Dublin. We are seeking
an experienced Estate Residence Manager to work with our client,
a prominent Irish business professional who owns a number of
properties based in Ireland and abroad. As a Private Residential
Estate Manager you will be responsible for managing all aspects
of the properties and liaising with 3rd party providers in
relation to the general upkeep of the properties. In addition you
will also be responsible for managing budgets and staff.
International travel will be required from time to time to
oversee other property interests in mainland Europe. Key skills
and experience required include:
* 5+ years’ experience managing a number of private
residential properties is essential (This is not a position for
someone with solely commercial property experience)
* Experience in managing staff and budgets
* Full driver's license is essential
* Flexibility is a key factor to this role as travel at short
notice internationally will be required.
* Strong communication skills
* Fluent English is essential, fluent French is beneficial
* EU passport
* Excellent references are essential
The role offers a salary between 40,000 – 50,000 (€)
based on level of experience. For further details on this role
please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER NEEDED in Anoka, MN. Dominium, the largest privately
held management and development company in the Midwest, is
seeking a full-time Caretaker for our community in Anoka.
Responsibilities include general apartment cleaning and apartment
turnovers, maintaining the building and surrounding grounds in a
neat and tidy manner, and maintaining a pleasant atmosphere and
relations with residents. The caretaker’s qualifications
require previous caretaking/housekeeping experience required, the
ability to work evenings/weekends/on-call as required, and basic
painting skills. The ability to live on-site is preferred. Please
apply online at:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Mature, reliable female seeking a medium to long-term California
housesitting/caretaking position in the Monterey Bay or San
Francisco Bay area. I am a freelance writer/editor (among other
things). I will provide lots of TLC to your home, pets, and
plants. Background check is OK, and I can provide references.
Your property and pets will be treated with the utmost respect
and care. Will also consider live-in elder-care position
(experienced, non-medical). Please contact MaryEllen at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ARIZONA

INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small family
farm located in rural northeastern Arizona. We cultivate about
two acres including several hoophouses. We grow a wide selection
of vegetables and herbs and sell our produce through our CSA and
local farmers markets. We are proud to be Certified Naturally
grown. The farm has a thriving seedling business, selling
heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable and herb starts through
the spring. We also raise laying hens and sell eggs, and keep
goats for farm milk and cheese. We raise a few hogs each season
for meat, and are looking at starting a small venture with
turkeys. We begin seeding in the greenhouse in late February and
start planting in the fields in March. Our CSA and market season
runs May through October. Food and housing will be provided. No
experience is needed, but a sincere interest in farming is
required. I am looking for people who work well with others, can
follow direction, work independently, and communicate well. You
will need the physical ability to do the tasks required. A $250 -
$300 stipend per month will be provided. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

AUSTRALIA

WE REQUIRE A CARETAKER on our Farm in Ti Tree, Northern
Territory. Duties include general site care and maintenance, weed
control, and the irrigation of approximately 80 Mango trees. The
pay is negotiable. Free accommodation on site in three bedroom
air conditioned house. The position starts March 1, initially for
a period of six months but potentially extendable. The position
requires 40 hours per week for a sole caretaker or 20 hours per
week each for a couple. To apply, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Great Yarmouth, a coastal town in Norfolk,
England. The town itself is sandwiched between the North Sea and
the River Yare. We will need a housesitter from April until June
2011 (about ten weeks or less). For more information, please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

CARETAKER/MANAGER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the
Stillwater, OK area. This members-only, seasonal residential
community has an opening for a year-round, live-in
Caretaker/Manager. This is a rent-as-salary position reporting to
the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include: grounds keeping
and property maintenance; and maintaining a clean, functional,
safe and pleasant environment for club member families. Yost is a
drug free work place and equal opportunity employer. Skills and
experience required: repair and maintenance of gas powered
equipment, structures, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and HVAC.
Experience with welding and oxy-acetylene a plus. We are looking
for a self motivated, team player with a strong work ethic,
focused on customer service and results. Should have a strong
sense of general health and safety requirements in the workplace.
Job is located eight miles north of Stillwater, OK. Qualified
candidates should email their resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by
2/25/2011.

TENNESSEE

LONG TERM POSITION AVAILABLE for a mature, experienced Caretaker
with an eye for detail, on a 500 acre farm, 35 minutes from
Nashville. Includes all grounds maintenance, care of
approximately 50 head of cattle, fence repair, equipment
maintenance, handyman skills and anything else required to
maintain the property. Must be a self starter, highly motivated
and reliable. References are required. Drug and background check
mandatory. No smoking. A three bedroom, two bath home will be
provided. Utilities will be your responsibility. Wage will be
based on experience. Other benefits include paid vacation,
holidays, and retirement plan. Please send resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

WE ARE A PROFESSIONAL RETIRED COUPLE in our early fifties looking
for a caretaking or housesitting position. We are flexible
geographically. We have experience with building maintenance and
groundskeeping. My wife has experience with caring for children
with disabilities and she is also bilingual. We are non-smokers
and very clean. Resumes and reference letters are available upon
request. Please contact Brian or Mara by calling 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, February 10, 2011

CALIFORNIA

A FALL RIVER MILLS FISHING CLUB 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 are welcome. Successful candidates must pass a
background check and drug test. Please fax your cover letter and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Attention: Caretaker.

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted to live in an apartment on Charming
Street in St. Louis Park, MN and maintain small apartment
buildings. Caretaker experience is required. Your compensation
will be a rent reduction, plus bonus. If interested, please mail
your experience and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEYCHELLES 

OUR REPUTABLE CLIENT is seeking a couple to work and live in the
Seychelles. All nationalities are welcome to apply but spoken
English is required for one of the positions. The employer is
flexible as to how the role is split between the couple. Detailed
job specs are provided at our website. This position would be
ideal for a couple (or family unit with young school-aged
children) that are looking for a better quality of life, and are
capable of being responsible and reliable and working without
supervision. Salary and package details are provided at our
website. A Gainful Occupation Permit will be secured by the
employer. Medical testing is conducted on arrival by the
Seychelles Department of Health. The start date is ASAP, with a
two year renewable contract. For more details, and to apply
online, please click here:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

A 900 ACRE GUEST RANCH in East Texas (near Lake Cypress Springs)
is looking for an all around person who has abilities in most of
the following areas: 1. All aspects of hay and equipment, 2.
Fence repair – welding, 3. Plumbing, 4. Electrical, 5.
Mechanical, 6. Carpentry a plus, 7. Horses - trail guide,
farrier, etc., and 8. Cows. Married couples or small families are
welcome. A housekeeping position is also open. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA 

ESTATE GARDENER/CARETAKER needed to live on site at a 62 acre
estate in the Middleburg, Virginia area. Duties include the care
and maintenance of extensive gardens, transition areas, pastures
and woodlands, supervision of garden staff, upkeep of equipment
and facilities. In addition the position will oversee and direct
the restoration and enhancement of gardens and major plantings.
Applicants must be professional, energetic and responsible
individuals capable of creating and executing maintenance and
enhancement plans and performing duties unsupervised on a day to
day basis. Gardening experience required. Graduates with a degree
in horticulture preferred. This is a salaried position with
housing and utilities provided. Qualified applicants please email
your resume, cover letter and a list of professional and personal
references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN 

INNKEEPERS OR MANAGERS WANTED (full time or long term). An
experienced couple is sought to manage a private real estate
complex on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The owners are a husband and
wife with two children. The couple lead busy lives and view their
Lake Geneva home as a summer retreat where they can entertain
friends and business colleagues in a quiet and luxurious manner.
The owners’ family lives on the property only during the
summer. The owners expect the property and service to be
professionally run and extremely well organized. The property is
run as if it were a small luxury inn with an extraordinarily high
level of guest service during the summer months. This is a year
around position with excellent compensation, benefits and
residence for the estate management couple. A full job
description is available. Couple applicants should please email
their resumes and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Increase income, improve programs at your successful retreat
center. Resident Personal Growth Trainer available March 1st,
2011 for long term stay. Customize trainings for your visitors or
choose from over 40 dynamic copyrighted seminars. See products
page at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Wanted salary + % of increased sales
+ accommodations. Have trailer. Can also manage property,
animals, and children. Office work. Event planning. Your client
list + my trainings = win/win. Want community. No isolation.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/CHEF (Ranch Cook) seeks a long-term paid position. I am
a commercial cook, animal caregiver (horses, cows, dogs, and
cats), property sitter and a college educated office manager.
Looking for long-term position with sensible living quarters.
Must be pet friendly. Willing to take security position for
absentee owner as well. I am honest, drug-free and very
dependable with a good sense of humor. Please call Mary at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Husband and wife seek caretaking position in Panama, Central
American highlands or coast. Experienced in yard care, building
maintenance, housekeeping, gardening, and security. Prefer long
term. We are currently in Montana, USA and speak entry level
Spanish.  Please contact Dan via email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

AUSTRALIA

MOTEL CARETAKER required to live-in Cairns, Queensland. 
Applicant will be responsible for daily breakfast preparation,
plus some other minor duties (approximately 20 hours per week). 
A small wage is offered, plus accommodation and utilities
included. This would be suitable for a semi-retired person. No
pets permitted. Immediate start available for this position.
Interested applicants can call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  for further
information. 

CALIFORNIA

RANCH CARETAKER/PET-SITTER needed in Northern California. You can
live rent-free here. This would be ideal for a retired couple or
a single person who has their own travel trailer/RV. You can live
on a 15 acre ranch located in the pines on Highway 395, 65 miles
north of Reno. Your horse/dog would be OK. Must love dogs and
horses. Sorry no cats, smoking, or drugs. If interested, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COLORADO

WRANGLER NEEDED for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Mancos, Colorado.
This is a seasonal position that will run May 15th through
September 24th, but we are considering keeping the ranch open
year round. The pay is negotiable based on experience and
includes room and board. We require clean cut dress as this is a
family owned and operated ranch. The position will be 40 hours
per week with two days off. You must provide your own
transportation to and from the ranch site. The position will
require a background check. Wranglers must be outgoing and
friendly, hardworking, and have excellent, proven horse skills.
This job requires hard work and long hours, and lots of contact
with guests. Wranglers must have a positive attitude towards
their job and the ranch, and must be able to get along well with
our guests. They should be familiar with riding rough terrain and
have a good sense of direction. General knowledge of safety
standards for horse care and handling and equipment used in horse
care is a must. Wranglers are supervised by the Head Wrangler and
work with him/her to take care of the horses (feeding, grooming,
veterinary care), saddle and unsaddle, lead guest/staff on trail
rides, supervise arena activities including team penning and the
children’s rodeo, giving riding lessons to children and
adults, and the daily cleaning of the barn and loading area. We
have approximately 80 horses and wranglers must learn them all by
sight, name, and personality. In addition, wranglers are required
to participate in certain guest activities every week including,
but not limited to, eating at least one meal with the guests and
participating in our Friday Night Skits and Awards program.
Maintenance of all trails, pasture fences, corrals, tack room,
and barn are also part of the wrangler’s duties. Experience
driving a team of horses, shoeing horses, operating a tractor,
and driving a truck and trailer are helpful but not necessary.
Wranglers must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s
license, and be certified in First Aid and CPR (this can be done
after arrival at the ranch). Fly fishing skills, rope tricks,
juggling, singing or ability to play a musical instrument would
an added bonus, as these can be utilized to entertain our guests!
To learn more, and to apply for this position, please visit our
website at:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

AN EXPERIENCED COUPLE required for a small country house in South
Oxfordshire. Gardener and handyperson duties needed full-time.
Housekeeper work would be 9am – 1pm Monday through Friday.
This position would suit a cheerful, flexible couple with
initiative and high standards. Some babysitting will also be
required. Applicants must have a driver’s license, their
own car, and be non-smokers. Must like children and dogs. A
lovely separate cottage will be provided, with cottage utility
bills paid. Please apply with your resume, photo, etc. to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

MALAYSIA 

GUESTHOUSE MANAGER needed in Kota Bharu, Malaysia. There is an
opening for an on-site caretaker/manager at the small guesthouse
here. No salary is paid - just a free room in exchange for taking
care of the place. It only has six rooms and hardly anyone comes
round. This would be a perfect position for retired persons.
Presently, I am the "Manager" but I teach school six
days a week and I can't be there most of the time. For more
information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
MONTANA

LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM EMPLOYEE to work on a family owned and
operated ranch in Big Sandy, Montana. We are a 425 head cattle
operation with some farming. Applicants must have cow calf
experience. The duties would include maintenance and repair of
vehicles and buildings, fencing, haying, feeding and doctoring
cattle and all other general ranch work the ranch also has a wild
game processing business which runs for six weeks in the fall in
which the employee would be a part of also. The applicant will
need to be able to take direction as well as work well on his
own. The applicant must have a current valid driver’s
license, with a very clean appearance and a can-do attitude. A
private bunk house is provided as well as ranch beef and basic
utilities for the successful applicant. Experience and references
are required to be considered for the job. References need to be
past employers. No dogs or smokers or people who think ranching
is being on horseback all day, every day. Job closes when filled.
This job can start immediately. Please email correspondence only
please to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please, no phone calls.

TEXAS

EXOTIC WILDLIFE RANCH MANAGER needed. This is a newly created
position located in Texas in the Leon and Robertson County area.
The ideal candidate will have an interest and compassion for
animal husbandry. Looking for an individual with a background in
working with hooved African species and ratites. Additionally,
there are other animals on the ranch ranging from wallabies to
burros along with a limited number of avian species. Familiarity
with the purchase and sale of exotic wildlife is preferred. This
position will be responsible for the management of all aspects of
animal care ranging from feeding and veterinarian issues to the
establishment of a productive breeding program to ensure
diversity and viability. Experience and references required. The
position will be required to live onsite or within a commutable
distance since emergency care of animals may at times be
required. Please forward your resume with cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  The compensation package is negotiable,
based on education and background.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Professional mariner, house sitter, boat sitter, caretaker
looking for summer position at private residence, marina or yacht
near Kentucky or Pickwick Lakes. Male 64 retired. 25+ years
experience in boating industry as captain, mate, and engineer. I
have worked several resorts in various capacities including
maintenance. Caretaker/maintenance/driver for house and boats at
home on Lake of the Ozark's for five months in 2010. Can pass
drug/alcohol tests, and criminal background check. Have valid
clean driver's license, and passport. Available May 1, 2011. 
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Husband and wife seek caretaking position in Panama, Central
American highlands or coast. Experienced in yard care, building
maintenance, housekeeping, gardening, and security. Prefer long
term. We are currently in Montana, USA and speak entry level
Spanish.  Please contact Dan via email at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, February 7, 2011

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKERS REQUIRED for an East Coast tourism complex in Rosny
Park (a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, located in the City of
Clarence on the eastern shore of the Derwent River). This would
be ideal for a semi-retired couple. Two weeks on and two weeks
off! This will be a part-time job share with another couple.
Accommodation provided. Please apply in writing to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The applications closing date is February
23, 2011.

NEW MEXICO 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a cabin in Thoreau, NM. Thoreau is a small
town in McKinley County, in northwestern New Mexico. The
caretaker must pay half of the utilities. For more information,
please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE starting in the Spring. Need a
couple for my three bedroom ranch home on 14 acres, one hour
north of Binghamton. The couple needs to handle small carpenter
jobs, foundation repair, fencing, installing a wood burning
stove, and maintaining the grounds and animals. I have well
water, a gravity fed spring, and water pond. You will have full
access to all the land to grow and market your own organic
produce. You keep all the profits. There is an organic food coop
that delivers raw organic dairy that you could sell your harvest
as they don’t have a source for produce as of yet. No rent
will be charged, however you must be able to pay for your
electricity and taxes of approximately $1,900 per year. However
if you are very handy and would want to install solar panels this
can be done also, and all supplies would be purchased for you. If
you have always wanted to start up your own small organic farm
then this might be ideal for you. If you would like to have a dog
it must be kept outside as a farm watchdog. For more information,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

THE NETHERLANDS

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Amsterdam from April 20th until May 20th,
2011. Would you like to stay in a nice apartment in Amsterdam and
take care of our sweet six-month-old cat? This is the chance of a
lifetime to get to know Amsterdam. For more details, please email
 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

TWO ONSITE CARETAKERS are needed to assist in managing a 130 unit
apartment community on the eastside of Milwaukee.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (located at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) is
searching for a perfect two-person team to live onsite. Property
management, sales, cleaning, and light maintenance experience are
preferred. The compensation package begins with a two bedroom
apartment, two parking spaces, a weekly salary for both people,
and opportunities for additional income! Only serious applicants
will be considered. Please fax resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

BEAUTIFUL GUEST FACILITY in a historic old stone ranch house
needs a cook/facility manager/caretaker. The seven bedroom newly
remodeled home serves as cookhouse for a large working ranch as
well as destination for guests, corporate retreats, weddings, and
family reunions. The ranch is located in a beautiful setting in
the foothills of the Laramie Mountains at Horse Creek, Wyoming. I
would like to have someone in place by April or May. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or send to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Housesitter and caretaker available. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Veteran, non-smoking man. Loves animals. Will travel throughout
the USA. Retired truck driver. Available short term or long term.
Widower. Security experience. Family:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Friday, February 4, 2011

ARKANSAS

OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for an honest, hard working couple as
hunting and fishing lodge managers/caretakers in southeastern
Arkansas. Full details are available upon request. Please email a
resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

HANDS-ON CARETAKER COUPLE needed ASAP in Washington, CT. Pays
$80,000. A professional family is seeking an experienced
domestic/caretaker couple for a live-in position for their second
residence. The property consists of three buildings (including a
caretaker cottage). Responsibilities include lawn-care and
gardening, snow removal, maintenance of equipment, general
exterior and interior maintenance of residence. Additional duties
for the couple will include housekeeping, general household
shopping and errands, laundry and cooking. The ideal candidates
will have experience working for a private family. Must be legal
to work in the US and have a valid, clean driver’s license
and excellent verifiable references.  Please email resumes as a
word document to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

AN EXPERIENCED APARTMENT CARETAKER TEAM (two people) needed in
St. Louis Park. This St. Louis Park apartment building is seeking
an experienced two-person team (one person must be at 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. We have a 36-unit and 41-unit
building available for part-time employment. The caretaker team
will be provided a two-bedroom apartment and salary, with
possible bonus up to $187 or $225 per month. Please fax your
resume to Dan at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Be sure to include a
day-time and evening phone number, and specify the St. Louis Park
position on your cover letter or resume.
 
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 Jerry Hodge at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thursday, February 3, 2011

BELGIUM 

HOUSESITTER WANTED IN CENTRAL BRUSSELS, in the trendy Antoine
Dansaert area. I prefer a conscientious gay man who likes cats
who would be able to housesit my city center apartment from the
weekend of May 28 to around June 11. I have a very affectionate
but demanding cat with an allergy problem - it just means a
special diet and regular meal times. Otherwise there is little
work involved. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

CANADA

I AM LOOKING for an individual, couple or family who would like
to stay on a small hobby farm in eastern Ontario from June 10
– 25. Must be willing to do minimal small farm chores while
here and you can enjoy the farm fresh organic free range eggs
every day. For more details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

SINGLE, ENGLISH SPEAKING, EXPERIENCED PROPERTY CARETAKER needed
for a small, remote, beautiful mountain ranch (estimate 20 hours
per week, $20 per hour, May through September). Main duties:
pasture irrigation, weeding, lawn care, fencing, and general
property/equipment oversight and repair. Needs to be mature,
physically fit, and a self-starter. Must have independent source
of income to supplement this part-time salary due to remote work
location. This is a smoke and drug-free environment. Motor
vehicle and criminal background check is required. A 650 square
foot furnished apartment with utilities/DSL is provided. This is
a great recreational area half way between Steamboat Springs and
Vail. Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
ITALY 

I NEED A HOUSESITTER for my house, my six dogs, and my cats. My
home (which is really like a little farm) is in the charming city
area of Lecce, the capital of Puglia's Salento area. Lecce is
called "the Florence of the south". I am looking for a
housesitter who can start on March 20 and stay here for a month.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information. Thanks.

MINNESOTA

AN EXPERIENCED CARETAKER COUPLE is needed for a luxury
condominium complex located in Eden Prairie. Duties will include
cleaning, vacuuming, light maintenance, pool, garage etc. You
will need to share duties and time off with a second caretaker
couple (there are two buildings here). Compensation will be an
apartment plus a monthly salary (depending on qualifications).
Applicants must pass a background check. To apply, please fax a
cover letter and your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW MEXICO

INNKEEPER NEEDED in Chama, NM. Located in magnificent northern
New Mexico, Chama is home to America's most authentic Steam
Railroad. Magnificent landscapes and intriguing history draw
visitors to this unique destination. To accommodate these
visitors, an exceptional lodging facility exists:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are searching for an inspired
couple/team or individual to ensure a service level equal to the
surroundings. The facilities include 39 guest rooms. The
Innkeeper will have multiple responsibilities but will be focused
on ensuring each guest's expectations are exceeded. Due to the
intimate size of the Inn, the position is "hands-on"
and will have the benefit of being directly involved in providing
the guest experience. Involvement in the local community as the
"Ambassador" of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will be a key
expectation of the job. If you have demonstrated success as a
supervisor, are capable of managing multiple priorities, and
possess the knowledge and skills to profitably lead a lodging
operation through the business day, we'd like to hear from you!
This posting is a seasonal position beginning in late April and
ending in late October. The position includes a non-smoking
manager's living quarters. Experience as a resident manager is a
plus though not required. Salary is $25,000 for the six month
season plus on site housing. Please mail your resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Texas Hill Country home from early March
to the end of April 2011. Home is in a canyon, 10 miles from
nearest town, and is semi off-the-grid. Care for one dog, one
cat, one small greenhouse with seedlings, one raised bed garden,
perennial native plant beds around the house, and several fruit
trees. Must be physically fit as most of the area is hills and
steps. Will pay all utilities and a small salary for the six
weeks. Have DSL internet. Please email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with references and phone numbers. Thanks

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. I can provide great
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SOUTH DAKOTA 

RANCH HAND needed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently looking for
an honest, reliable, motivated, and responsible ranch and farm
hand. Typical tasks might include: fixing and building fencing,
cattle sorting / trailing / handling colts and green horses to
break and ride. Will need mechanical skills (bearings / engines /
carburetors), semi / tractor / swather / combine /planting /
spraying / GPS Operations, carpentry and electrical work. We will
not accept phone calls at this time. Details are on our Website
at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a ranch north of Hondo, TX.
Responsibilities include cooking for 6 - 10 people, cleaning of a
large ranch house with tile floors, cleaning of guest houses,
laundry, purchasing groceries as needed, caring for pets and pool
and koi pond, maintenance/repairs, yard work, gardening, and
ranch vehicle upkeep. Will provide salary depending on experience
and furnished living accommodations with paid utilities. Must
have a valid driver’s license and be physically healthy,
with cheerful attitude, and no criminal history. Non-smokers are
preferred. Please send info to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HELP wanted. Needing a ranch employee east of Dallas. Must
be experienced in all phases of maintenance and cattle care.
Housing and a good salary provided, along with other benefits,
and insurance. Please mail your references and resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WALES

CARETAKER/YARD MANAGER/ESS needed on a remote property in North
Wales. Must be able to handle long working hours. Equestrian
experience and mature, a responsible attitude are required.
Looking for a stay-at-home type, possibly with a partner
following own occupation. High quality, two-bedroom cottage and
utilities provided. At least two references are required along
with your resume. To apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Canadian Business Lady, 61, would enjoy a change in her life -
Seeking a live-in onsite, property caretaking position with
separate living quarters and salary. Have diverse business
(including horse and farming experience) background. Very clean,
quiet and comes fully equipped with one mature toy poodle.
Ideally would like to utilize my business management skills to
help someone manage their estate/property. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email me at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, January 31, 2011

ARIZONA

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER in exchange for room and board in
Cornville. I’m looking for someone who can help out my dad
with some light duty house work. Will need to feed the animals
and maybe do some minimal yard work. In exchange you will be
provided free room and board, with your own bedroom and your own
bathroom. The house is located across the street from the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Any other questions, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

AUSTRALIA

PERMANENT CARETAKER needed in Tugun, a beachside suburb on the
Gold Coast in Queensland. The caretaker will have a separate
entrance to a one bedroom flat with garage space, in a modern
suburban home. A lady is preferred, such as a retired nurse or
similar nursing background. Must be a non-smoker. Small pets will
be considered. Pay is $50 per week. Please reply with your
experience and references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

AN EXPERIENCED CARETAKER TEAM is needed in Minneapolis. I am
seeking an experienced caretaker team (two people), part-time, to
live on-site at one of our three apartment buildings (24 units
each). The caretaker team must have previous caretaker
experience. Light maintenance is required. A rent-free apartment
will be provided, plus up to $100 per month in bonuses is
possible. This position is available immediately. Please fax your
resume to Dan at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please specify the
Minneapolis position on your resume or cover letter, and be sure
to include your day and evening phone numbers.

NEW JERSEY

A FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN INNKEEPER OR COUPLE is sought for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX , a Princeton, NJ Bed & Breakfast.
Duties include reservations, preparation of breakfast,
housekeeping including laundry, and basic maintenance of property
and grounds. The right candidate will be very detailed oriented,
have a strong work ethic, and be comfortable with all aspects of
innkeeping. Salary and living accommodations are included as part
of the compensation. The start date will be in November 2011.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
consideration. 

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER WANTED for an historic men’s club on the Delaware
River, north of Philadelphia. This full-time position includes
responsibility for the security and maintenance of a ten acre
estate. The caretaker lives in the house on the property rent
free and takes care of the lawn and plantings, does minor repairs
to the buildings and their contents, interfaces with outside
contractors, and provides logistical support for member events
which total approximately twenty per year. Must have excellent
references and an excellent credit record. Please email your
resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

EXCELLENT CARETAKER AVAILABLE. 71-year-old veteran. Non-smoking.
Loves animals. Well-traveled throughout the U.S.A. Retired truck
driver, coast-to-coast. Available for short-term or long-term
positions. Widower. Security experience. Lived in Cleveland, Ohio
for 35 years. Please call family: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ENGLAND

COUPLE REQUIRED to take care of one to two horses plus up to 15
hours gardening per week.  A self-contained flat in a country
house in West Sussex will be provided. Two stables and arena also
available, and your own horses are welcome. Must be experienced
with horses and gardening and provide excellent references. To
apply, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

COUNTRY ESTATE CARETAKER needed in the McKinney area. Caretaker
wanted for grounds and stable work, along with some horse care. A
furnished apartment with utilities and $50/month toward dish
network will be provided, if wanted. No children. Must live on
the property. Mechanical skills are needed to maintain tractors,
lawn equipment, sprinkler system, etc. Must be 25-years-old to
meet car insurance requirements, and have a good Texas
driver’s license and good driving record. No criminal
record, including DWI or drugs. References will be contacted.
Please email a written history (stating experiences with the
activities listed above) and two to four references and their
phone numbers to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED. We are seeking a Ranch Foreman or Couple for
permanent employment to live on, work and manage several large
Hill Country ranches between Austin and Marble Falls, TX. Duties
will include: maintaining roads in good working condition,
mowing/shredding, clearing, feeding, equipment maintenance, well
pump and wind mill maintenance, maintaining and housekeeping for
houses, landscaping, and managing ranch help. Qualified
candidates will be able to operate ranch equipment such as a
tractor, dump truck, grader, dozer, bobcat, etc. Needs to have
handyman skills to repair fences, cattle guards, electrical work,
plumbing, and be able to perform vehicle maintenance, etc. In
addition we are looking for good communication and computer
skills. Must have valid work papers and all hiring will be
subject to a positive credit check, criminal background check and
a valid driver’s license in good standing with good driving
history. This is not an 8 - 5 Monday – Friday position. Job
responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1) Houses,
barns, and other structures: Houses – maintenance/ painting
/ repairs; yard upkeep; barns; pool maintenance; equipment
maintenance. 2) Roads and fences: road management/repairs;
fences; gates and clickers. 3) Livestock, horses, pastures and
wildlife: Manage cattle- sell cattle, track all bulls and cows-
transport cattle from ranch to ranch; horses; pastures-
fertilize/shred/weed control/burn piles; food plots- planting and
rotating; deer- fill bulk feeders/count/guide hunters; ag
exemption compliance; wildlife Management- compliance,
trees-cutting/treatments oak trees- Alamo treatments. 4)
Supervision: responsible for all ranch projects and work
products; supervise all ranch employees, give job lists, and
check all jobs, travel to all ranches- check/ create job list.
Please email resumes to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Professional retired couple seeking caretaking or estate
management position. I am a master builder, designer, project
manager and author. I have extensive experience designing,
building and maintaining very high end homes. Last thirteen years
in Vail, Colorado area. My wife is a Pilates instructor and
alternative health care coach. We are seeking a salaried position
caretaking, managing and/or improving an estate or ranch property
in a rural setting. We are both experienced horse people. Will
consider western states only. Currently residing in Montana.
References available. Please contact Bill at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, January 24, 2011

AUSTRALIA

GARDENER/CARETAKER needed in Cairns, Queensland. A small
apartment complex with award winning gardens situated at Buchan
Point requires an experienced, reliable horticulturalist to
maintain and improve the existing gardens. General maintenance
and cleaning of the property common areas is included in the
weekly scope of work. Excellent detailing skills and extensive
knowledge of a variety of tropical plants is essential. This
position commences in late February and will entail 24 hours per
week. Must have (or willing to acquire) own ABN and insurances.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Residential Camp. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
a nonprofit, charity organization. The Society operates a year
round outdoor education center located 26 km west of Canal Flats,
BC; offering experiential and outdoor education programs to an
average of 3,000 people each year. Responsibilities: General
duties include carpentry, gardening, janitorial work, electrical,
plumbing, tractor and small machine operation, minor mechanical
work, general maintenance of the land and buildings around camp
and other duties as needed. Maintaining positive public relations
and interacting with guests, clients, visitors, board members and
the general public. Checking in groups and assisting with some
Blue Lake Programs. Any other tasks/duties as directed by the
General Manager. The successful candidate will have excellent
communication and teamwork skills and be able to work well as
part of a staff team in a diverse environment. Strong problem
solving and critical thinking skills are essential. Valid
driver's license and criminal records check are mandatory. Start
Date: February 16, 2011. Remuneration: Monthly salary will be
between $2,500 - $2,700 based on experience, working 40 hours per
week plus onsite accommodations and benefits. This is a full time
year round position. Please submit your resume with cover letter
by January 31, 2011 to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax
to:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We thank everyone for their application,
but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CYPRUS 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Parekklisia, Limassol, Cyprus from February
18 to April 15, 2011. I am looking for someone to live at our
house and look after our eight cats. We have a large three
bedroom, two bathroom house in Cyprus with a swimming pool and
beautiful landscaped gardens. We are offering our home free for
this period including all utility bills in exchange for the
successful candidate feeding and caring for our eight cats - they
are all neutered/spayed and are indoor/outdoor cats. I will
provide all the food for the cats during my absence. Clearly we
would require the person(s) to arrive 24 hours before our
departure so they can be shown the ropes, etc. The use of a RAV 4
auto may also be available. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Phoenicia, NY is looking for seasonal
residential staff to work in the Front of House, kitchen/dining
room, garden, facilities, and housekeeping departments.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is just 25 minutes west of Woodstock, NY in
the beautiful Catskill Mountains. We're looking for hard-working,
professional, 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. Work
with a great team! Seasonal staff needed from mid-April through
October 2011. Compensation includes room and board plus weekly
stipend. After work, enjoy the hiking trails, swimming pool,
meditation sanctuary and other facilities. Staff is also invited
to participate in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX hosted programs. Please
visit our website to learn more about us: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
For complete job descriptions and an application package, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

KITCHEN HELP NEEDED - ALL POSITIONS for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Phoenicia, NY [Catskill Mountains]. Busy retreat center kitchen
seeks all kitchen positions: Sous Chef, Prep Cooks, and
Dishwashing. Must be responsible, reliable and hardworking.
Compensation includes room and board plus weekly stipend. After
work, enjoy the hiking trails, swimming pool, meditation
sanctuary and other facilities. Staff is also invited to
participate in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-hosted programs. Please visit
our website to learn more about us: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For
complete job descriptions and an application package, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

VERMONT STATE PARKS is hiring two full-time, seasonal Innkeepers
for 10-month positions to manage one of Vermont's most unique
state parks: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is an historic lodging facility
located in a country setting on the 40-acre Noyes Pond in Groton,
Vermont. Seeking responsible and creative individuals, a couple,
or close companions to live at and manage operations that cater
to fly fishing, weddings/civil unions, small group functions,
dining, and overnight lodging. Responsible for preparing and
serving meals, grounds and facility maintenance, and attending to
customers in a friendly manner. Minimum Qualifications: two to
four years experience in one of the following: hotel/resort,
restaurant, or park/recreation management, or a related
leisure/travel service field. Successful applicants must be
comfortable with the public, able to work in close quarters, and
willing to work weekends while doing a variety of tasks. For a
State Parks application or more information, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  or mail in for your application packet to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The deadline is February 9, 2011. Positions
begin mid-April 2011.

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Los Angeles lady accountant, 51, would like a change in her life.
Seeking a warmer climate live-in onsite, property caretaking
position with separate living quarters and salary. Have prior B
& B experience and ski lodge management. Very clean, quiet,
vegetarian, with no pets. Ideally would like to utilize my
accounting and business management skills to help someone manage
their estate/property. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CANADA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PROFESSIONAL CLASSIC BUTLER with at least
two years of experience. This is a full-time, live-out position
in the Magog region and occasionally in Mont-Tremblant
(accommodation provided while in Mont-Tremblant). Excellent
English and French requested. Salary: CAD$60,000+. This position
is open to candidates who are currently legal to work in Canada
and starts in February 2011. To apply, please click here:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home outside of Hartford from February
15 through March 30. We are planning on taking an overseas trip,
while our housesitter looks after our home and cats. We prefer a
non-smoker, a cat lover, a person who keeps a home very clean,
someone who is good with plants, likes solitude, and will be
quiet – and not disturb any of our neighbors. Must have
checkable references. For more details, please email Nancy at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA 

FLORIDA FAMILY searching for a full-time, long-term domestic
couple. High-energy family with personable pets, with luxury
residences in Florida and Hawaii. Informal lives that demand
extraordinary care/expertise. Housing/transportation provided.
Weekdays and occasional weekends, flexibility for special
occasions, entertaining/holidays. Salary negotiable.
Responsibilities include security of family/residences. Total
exterior/interior household maintenance and ground maintenance. 
All laundry needs including extensive wardrobe/exquisite linens.
Household shopping, errands/veterinarian appointments. Meal
preparation as requested. All entertaining, parties/event
requests including managing outside vendors as needed. Maintain
accurate household inventories. Manage/oversee all necessary
approved outside vendors for weekly/monthly services. Majority of
building maintenance/repair managed in-house.
Maintenance/exceptional care of luxury vehicles/yachts. Working
with Personal Assistant/Manager. Candidates must be personable,
loyal, self-starters, conscientious honest, of high integrity,
polished, professional, understand social etiquette/service.
Minimum 5+ year experience. Practiced with quality cleaning/care
of antiques, silver, fine art, etc. Excellent
organizational/problem solving skills. Must have the ability to
work independently and as a team. Good with pets. No allergies.
Must speak/read English. Legal to reside/work in USA. Excellent
driving record. No children, no smoking, drug-free/excellent
health. Verifiable current/former references. Detailed background
check will be conducted. Qualified applicants please forward your
resume, recent photograph and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

HOUSESITTER needed for my small, two bedroom Honolulu home. I
have a Jacuzzi and private fenced backyard. Housesit and watch
over my three dogs, two birds, one cat, and aquarium fish - so
you must like animals. Also, must water the plants, inside and
outside. This is an exchange for free rent for the month of
March. The housesitter does not need to stay at the house all day
but overnight is required, and walking the dogs at least twice a
day will be required. You do not need a car to get around as I am
in an urban area. References required. Must be a non-smoker, no
drugs, and no alcohol. To apply, 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.

Thursday, January 13, 2011 
        
AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER WANTED in exchange for free accommodation in Tempe, New
South Wales. You will have your own room and shared bathroom.
Duties include: some general cleaning on a weekly basis, putting
garbage out, managing guests arrivals/departures (including
collecting monies and keeping books), and handyman skills, i.e.
change light bulbs, etc. You need to be able to get along with
others and exercise authority if required. The property is hotel
style set up with 14 rooms above an operating licensed hotel. It
is situated 10 minutes from the Sydney. Residents are mostly
trades’ people on short-term stays or temp workers, with
some permeate stayers. It is expected you will spend 5-10 hours a
week tending to all requirements. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to arrange a meeting.

PORTUGAL

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Santa Clara-a-Velha, Alentejo, South
Portugal from January 31 to March 31, 2011. We have a riverside
house with two largish lovely dogs who will need walking three
times a day, grooming, feeding and cuddles. Must do general
housework and then enjoy the countryside, and Santa Clara Lake.
You can use our kayak and bicycle. You can come earlier and stay
later! For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

SINGLE CHEF WANTED for a private family cattle ranch in the
mountains of southeastern Wyoming from May through Labor Day
Weekend. Room and board provided. Family and friends reside at
the ranch on and off throughout summer and would require three
meals a day, prep, setup, service, grocery shopping, and kitchen
clean up. Healthy and organic cooking wanted. Cleanliness a must.
Own transportation required. Help with other projects needed when
family is absent. Random company drug testing. Resume and work
history required to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Caretaker Couple, semi-retired, is seeking a long-term position
in central or southern California, preferably coastal. Rustic
home, farmhouse or barn to live in/fix-up? And land to care for,
grow and tend organic garden. We are also very interested in
planting and tending bamboo, as a potential cash crop for land
owner(s) to invest in. Many years of fine experience and great
references available. 14+ current years as Resident Manager at a
Santa Barbara, CA retreat center.  Available early to
mid-February. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 

AUSTRALIA

A LIVE-IN CARETAKER'S POSITION is available for a couple at a
local Tourist and Van Park with permanent and temporary
residents, located in Mudgee, New South Wales. Accommodation is
provided on site and this position would suitable for a
semi-retired couple. The successful applicant will be required to
be on call five nights per week, including weekends, to take
call-in and phone call accommodation enquiries and bookings,
collection and disposal of rubbish. General gardening and
cleaning duties may also be required. Previous experience in a
similar caretaking position would be an advantage. A current
driver's license for work purposes is essential. A current resume
with checkable references is also essential. To apply, please
phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

COUPLE REQUIRED for an estate in northwestern Hampshire.
Housekeeper needed for general cleaning, laundry, occasional
cooking, shopping, and babysitting. Gardening is needed on the
approximately two acres for this large family home. House/pool
maintenance, care of two horses, and occasional driving will be
required. A financial package will be provided, along with the
use of a pool vehicle. The start date is March 2011. Please apply
in writing to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, UK.

FRANCE 

FANCY A BREAK in the South of France (Near Cannes) this summer
for six to eight weeks in exchange for some help cleaning, etc.
in our Mobile Home Park? We can offer you free accommodation. You
should be a couple who are easy going and reliable. Must be 40+.
Please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details in France at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK 

COUPLE IS NEEDED as a house/event management team at a 50 acre
Catskills estate with enchanted forests, rivers and a 100 foot
waterfall! Must be responsible, creative and skilled managers.
Duties include the care of a 7,000 sq. ft. facility and grounds
(basic electrical, plumbing and construction), guest booking,
small garden and general housekeeping and keeping the home homey
- including regular organizing, cleaning and laundry (in
conjunction with staff). Ideally suited for those able to design
and implement organizational systems and who are dedicated to
fostering an economically/environmentally sustainable community.
Experience in permaculture a plus. Many retreats offer yoga or
are spiritual in nature and the vibe of the house is very
magical. This job is for people who feel simpatico with these
activities. Must be reliable, quick thinking, highly motivated,
self reliant, able to troubleshoot and problem solve with
excellent communication skills, positive attitude and good
aesthetic eye. Position runs April through November 2011, with
year-round living possibility. Benefits include housing,
utilities and monthly stipend. A driver license and own vehicle
are required. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information. Please email resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS:

Hello. I am seeking a position as a personal care assistant. I am
female, fully qualified physiotherapist/elderly care, and would
like a rotation period of two weeks on - two weeks off. I am
willing to carry out house work and domestic duties, including
pet care, on an agreed salaried and accommodation basis, main
language German/English excellent references available. European
location preferable, but would consider an international
appointment subject to visa conditions. Please contact me at the
provided email address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Best regards.

My name is Colette; I'm a devoted Christian in search of work.
Baby sitting private homes/pets or work in hotel/costumer
service/ranch/camp. Available, anytime anywhere. About me: I do
volunteer for four kids in south Florida. (Have had a major
background check with finger prints). My Clients are private
homes here in Florida. (Doctor). I personally owned 11 homes, did
small to major repairs (carpenters daughters) all sold now. My
passion and love for animals goes beyond explanation.
Cat's/Dogs/Horse and farm animal. Raised in Canadian country.
Available for Overseas/Domestic. Full-time Photographer. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 

AUSTRALIA 

CARETAKER(S) WANTED IN TASMANIA, 20 minutes from Campbell Town.
We have a three bedroom farm cottage, garden, and garage. A
single person or couple is required to caretake the old farm
house, including two dogs, four horses and chooks, when the
owners are absent. The caretaker’s own dog will be
acceptable, but no cats. This is very suited for quiet country
folk, retired persons, or pensioners. The caretaker position
includes some light work, cleaning, gardening, mowing, and
handyman work. Please mail hand written applications and
references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently
accepting applications for a full-time, year-round, live-in
Caretaker. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a Christian children's camp
during the summer months and is located in Long Bay, Gambier
Island in Howe Sound, about a 30-minute water taxi ride from
Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is situated
on a beautiful ocean-front property of roughly 60 acres. The
children's camp is primarily in session from June through August
of each year. For the rest of the year it is a rentals facility
catering to youth groups, outdoor schools, clubs, university
groups and many other organizations. The successful candidate,
along with his/her spouse or family, should share a passion for
Christian ministry, recreation, and the outdoors. S/he is a
self-starter who is able to maintain both the grounds and
buildings and has a general knowledge of most of the following:
plumbing, electrical, septic, water systems, grounds keeping and
general ground maintenance in accordance with BCCA Accreditation
Standards. To apply, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

A LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE is needed in Westchester, NY. A busy
family seeks a hard working, dedicated, domestic couple to
maintain the inside of the residence as well as the grounds. The
ideal couple will have experience handling the following areas:
Mrs. will handle the indoors, cooking and cleaning and the
husband will handle the grounds, including driving, repairs,
HVAC, gardening, etc. Must be unattached and be comfortable
working long hours for a busy family. Must be comfortable with
pets. MUST BE SERVICE-MINDED AND FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE-WISE. Must
have experience as a professional domestic couple working for a
private family, must have excellent references and a clean
background and driving record.  This is a live-in position with
accommodations provided. Salary is $100, 000 - $130,000 depending
on experience. Please email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 Jerry Hodge
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, January 10, 2011 

CALIFORNIA

SINGLE MALE CARETAKER wanted in exchange for rent in the Whitmore
area. Must have knowledge of horses, and like dogs and cats. In
the winter months, the duties are mostly caring for the horses,
cleaning stalls, brushing, etc. Sometimes I will be away for a
few days and you would have to feed the animals. You must have
your own income and transportation. No drugs. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

ENGLAND 

HOUSE SITTER WANTED in Kent, England, from February 8 until March
5. Probably need a couple who are non-smokers, and dog lovers,
since we have two springers. This is a country property in a
village with two pubs and a church. The nearest shop is two miles
away so you will need your own car. This is good walking
territory, bird watching, etc. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more details.

ITALY 

I NEED A HOUSESITTER this winter for my home in Tuscany, Italy.
The housesitter must stay here from January 29 through March 1. I
am looking for someone who knows how to live with nature and
loves animals. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER TEAM WANTED to manage a few 6-10 unit apartment
buildings on a charming residential street in St. Louis Park.
Ideally one person would be home during the day. Responsibilities
may include showing apartments, maintenance, lawn care, painting,
etc. Compensation via rent reduction in on-site apartment or
house. If interested, please send qualifications and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

LIVE-IN MAINTENANCE HAND AND HOUSEKEEPER/COOK needed in Hondo,
TX. Hawkins Personnel is looking for a couple of individuals
(husband and wife teams are encouraged to apply) for a live-in
maintenance hand and housekeeper/cook position for a 5 Star Ranch
which caters to avid hunters. They raise deer and exotic animals.
The general overall job description includes the following which
are listed in order of priority:
1. Cleaning and maintenance of all ranch buildings (residence,
trophy room and guest houses, tower room) – this includes
making all beds, straightening all rooms, cleaning all bathrooms
(includes showers, tub, sinks, counters, etc), cleaning any
dishes in kitchens and putting them away, dusting all furniture,
windows and glass doors and mirrors cleaned with Windex,
sweeping/vacuuming, mopping tile floors, taking out trash from
each room to porch, then removing trash from porch to either
dump/church trash container in Tarpley; replacing light bulbs,
air filters – report anything unusual to owner immediately
(smell gas leak, smoke, appliance not working, electrical
problem, etc.)
2. Laundry of all beds, towels, and family clothing;
3. Cooking – coffee breakfast and dinner for family during
week, meals planned ahead for family for weekend (like preparing
casseroles) and all meals when guests present
4. Shopping for food as needed, - with owner’s credit card,
receipts required.
5. Daily feeding of animals – deer, dogs, parrots, wild
birds, hummingbirds
6. Maintaining surrounding yard –blowing off all walkways
and patios, cleaning off glass tables with Windex, mowing, weed
eating, flower beds and trees trimmed and fertilized; Keep Koi
Pond clean and pump running correctly; if problem, report to
owner and if possible repair as needed – sprinkler heads,
leaks, door not closing correctly, etc.
7. Maintaining ranch vehicles – keep full of gas, oil and
filters clean, wash and full of feed. No one to use without prior
permission from owners.
8. Other duties as requested by the Pattersons or their
designated employees.
Applicants can be a couple or two separate individuals, although
couple might work out better. Client is looking for clean
background checks, credit history not a deal breaker but wants to
know what is in it. Should be mature and fit to handle the type
of work requested. Compensation will be salary (dependent on
experience, but minimum of $1,500 per month) plus furnished
housing, paid utilities, gasoline allowance, meals if/when they
eat what they prepare for us, and land line phone but they pay
their own long distance bills. If they don't want to live here
full time, salary can be adjusted. They must also pay for their
own satellite TV. We do not allow smoking or drinking of
alcoholic beverages on ranch during working hours. We require a
valid drivers' license and clear criminal history. Off on Tuesday
afternoons and Sundays. Vacation is five days after six months
working here. Please fax resumes 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, January 5, 2011 

AUSTRALIA 

CARETAKER NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking suitable
applicants for the position of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Caretaker.
This position is for an individual or a couple and will involve
the following: office duties, general maintenance and cleaning,
check ins/check outs, and grounds maintenance of 40 acres. The
salary package includes a telephone allowance, electricity
allowance, and accommodation supplied. Employment terms and
salary package will depend on experience and will be negotiated
with individuals upon application and interview. If you are
applying as a couple, please be sure that a resume is submitted
for each person. Please submit application to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applications close Friday, January 21st 2011
at 5.00pm.

CANADA

RESIDENT CARETAKER/FACILITIES MANAGER needed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX requires a long-term resident
Caretaker/Facility Manager for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
club-house, grounds, swimming pool and waterfront. Position
starts March 1st, 2011 (or sooner). We need a full-time (two days
off per week preferably mid week.), mature couple who will be
responsible for the efficient operation of the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX including: supervision of the facility and
support for summer recreational programs, full-time schedule of
daily pool and facility maintenance is required May 15 to Labour
Day Weekend, oversee rental activities, monitor membership use of
facility, perform routine swimming pool maintenance, and limited
requirements throughout the rest of the year. Suitable applicants
will also be able to: take care of basic
carpentry/grounds/club-house repairs, clean and do daily tidy up
of club-house, handle basic grounds and gardening work, liaise
with trades when necessary, oversee club-house security, manage
First Aid issues appropriately, communicate fluently in English
(both written and oral), perform basic computer tasks, keep
maintenance records of pool and facility, work flexible hours in
order to accommodate the TBCA activities and pool maintenance
program, and oversee and manage a part-time replacement caretaker
(for days off). Experience in working with community volunteer
groups with proven customer service and public relations skills a
must. Remuneration package includes waterfront, ocean view
cottage, a modest monthly allowance and club privileges. Please
submit your resume/letter of interest by January 31st, 2011 to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England from July
23rd to August 19th. We need a housesitter to look after our two
cats, three guinea pigs, a rabbit and two chickens, and do some
watering and picking fruit/veggies in our small garden. We have a
small four bedroom house in the city of Leeds, near bus routes,
or, if you have a car, within easy driving distance of York,
Yorkshire Dales, and Peak District. A couple or single, with
well-behaved child/children will be considered. We would be
dropping back in three times: during the day on two occasions,
and for the night of August 11th, just to collect some things in
between trips. We look forward to hearing from you. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND

A FARM IN CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND has full time openings for a couple
(husband/wife) team to provide a range of services. Duties
include exterior/interior painting, light finish carpentry,
routine plumbing and electrical, housekeeping and general grounds
maintenance functions. Other skills that would be preferred
include animal care, to include care, riding and training of
horses, landscaping and small engine repair. Compensation package
includes a competitive salary as well as employer provided
housing, medical and dental insurances and a retirement program.
Interested parties should forward resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA 

CARETAKER NEEDED near a river front in Big Belt Mountains for six
months starting May 1, 2011. Join us at our remote summer home.
Seeking a non-smoking, mechanically inclined individual, to
perform landscaping duties, routine vehicle maintenance, and
handyman chores. Occasional animal care required. Boating
experience and having your own 4-wheel drive will be a plus. Must
be able to lift at least 50lbs. Living quarters and salary
provided. Please send an email message to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:

Excellent Caretaker Available. 71-year-old veteran. Non-smoking.
Loves animals. Well-traveled throughout the U.S.A. Retired truck
driver, coast-to-coast. Available for short-term or long-term
positions. Widower. Security experience. Lived in Cleveland, Ohio
for 35 years. Please call family: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Monday, January 3, 2011 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! From all of us here at The Caretaker Gazette, we
hope 2011 is a great year for you.

HAWAII

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a luxury home in Makaha. We are
looking for a non-smoking individual or couple to live in studio
attached to the garage of the master home in a private gated
community in Makaha. Duties would be to maintain the property.
The average work per week is 18 hours. Additional
responsibilities will include: upkeep of a small lawn, weeding,
washing down driveway, tennis courts, garage, and other common
areas, maintaining salt water swimming pool, changing light bulbs
in common walkways, light building maintenance when needed, call
in repair crews in when bigger jobs need to be done, check-in
house guests on occasion. Parking will be provided for one
vehicle. Room and utilities are free, and a small salary is
negotiable. The client will hire an individual directly.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is handling all of the pre-screening for
this position, and will send the top candidates to interview.
Once the candidate is selected, he or she will be employed by the
company directly. There is no fee ever to you! The company has
hired XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to pre-screen all candidates as they
do not have the time to do so. To apply, please fax resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or apply in person Monday - Thursday from
8:00am - 4:00pm at the following locations: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

A ST. LOUIS PARK APARTMENT BUILDING is seeking an experienced
two-person team (one person 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. 36 or 41-unit building for part-time employment. You are
provided a two-bedroom apartment, and salary with possible bonus
up to $187 or $225 per month. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Be sure to include a day and evening phone
number.

MONTANA

GUEST RANCH CARETAKER/COOK wanted in Glacier Park Montana. A
couple is needed to caretake and cook for a guest ranch in
Glacier Park Montana. Start date is August 13, 2011 for four to
five weeks. We rent the property XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX weekly to
art and photography groups. Must be able to do basic cooking,
cleaning and simple maintenance for 20 people. Includes room,
private cabin, board and excellent salary, approximately $1,000
per week. If compatible with ranch and owner this position will
be available for the entire summer 2012. Please contact Jim
Stewart at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thanks!

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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.

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