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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
     
THIS IS OUR 187th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org


Published since 1983                        Volume 32, Number 1  
                           January/February 2014                 
       ISSN 1074-3642 

HIGHLIGHTS
-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 26 states
and 23 countries
-Caretaker Profile
"Revelations" of an Oregon Coast Care-taker
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

RVING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the Burchfield Branch Campground in
Northport, Alabama. Duties will include visitor assistance,
remaining friendly and accommodating at all times, checking
bathrooms frequently and cleaning when necessary, restocking
toilet paper and hand towels. Pick up any litter and empty
garbage cans. Check playgrounds a minimum of once a week for any
hazards. Rake and prune campsites, walking trails, picnic areas,
and playgrounds. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, and hand towels,
rakes, and pruners will be provided. In parks that apply check
and document the water meter daily. Monitor activities in the
park with respect to violation of park regulations and notify
ranger staff or county police of any problems if warranted.
Assist with the recycling program and special projects lead by
Park Rangers. Volunteers are required to work Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday of each week. Training will be provided. Work will
be performed according to safety guidelines provided by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers. Volunteers with their own RV are
provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up
included. To apply, please go online through
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ALASKA 

EXPERIENCE THE WONDER and beauty of Alaska! Enjoy world class
fishing, great hiking trails and abundant wildlife. We are
seeking energetic singles and couples as Campground Hosts in
Alaska State Parks. Camp hosts receive a scenic campsite,
stipend, and training for 30 - 40 hours/week. Job duties include
monitoring fee compliance, site maintenance and visitor
assistance. Season is mid-May to September, with a minimum
four-week commitment. Please write to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

HELP NEEDED 1/4 mile down Mosquito Lake Road in the Chilkat
Valley/Haines area of Southeast Alaska. Currently I operate a
"mini farm" with four goats, seven ducks, two geese, three dogs
and two cats, and two alpacas! I moved the entire farm 27 miles
up the river back in July 2012. Don't let the name "Mosquito
Lake" put you off! For a limited time we have them, and the
beauty and wonder outweigh the minor intrusion! What I need help
with is fence maintenance, composting, food processing,
vermicomposting, adding another room to the goat house and
building on to the duck house (or build a new one), brush
clearing, and general organizing, house cleaning and up keep.
Friendly companionship is also especially needed. I need to get
my winter wood in as well, and any number of other chores!
Interested? It is the most beautiful place and there are so many
opportunities here for fun and photos and all kinds of hiking!
Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." 

NEED AN ADULT CARETAKER for a nice one bedroom home in Sterling
with daylight basement now through March. Caretaker pays
utilities of about $350 - $400/month. No pets, smoking, parties,
drugs. Unfurnished but has all appliances. Great views, wood
stove, secluded. Verifiable references a must. Please reply to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ARIZONA

A SINGLE MAN is needed to help with maintenance and fence
building on a large ranch in the Phoenix area. You will have the
opportunity to learn to work cattle and ride. Housing furnished,
with utilities, meat, and a grocery card provided. If interested,
please fax a resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

BEAUTIFUL SEMI-RURAL homestead near Tucson needs help with
poultry and gardens and light maintenance in exchange for room
and utilities. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more information.

ARKANSAS

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS available at the Mountain Home Project Office
of the US Army Corps of Engineers. RVing volunteers will perform
various light duty maintenance work to include: painting,
staining; light carpentry work, replace screens in park
restrooms/shower facilities; plant/water flowers and weed
flowerbeds; plant and prune trees and shrubs; pick up litter
throughout the project and debris along the shoreline; mowing 
and maintaining campgrounds; clean grills; maintain bulletin
boards or similar other duties. Volunteers must be able to
climb/walk uphill and lift 25 pounds with ease. Equipment
maintenance/operation such as: brushing hogging, plowing, back
hoe, skid loader operation is a plus. A pleasant personality,
good safety habits, the ability to work with the maintenance
operation staff or independently perform task with proper
instructions is advantageous. A background check will be
performed. The work schedule is 24 hours minimum per week for
each position. The office is located at 7th Street in Mountain
Home, Arkansas. A free RV campsite, which includes electric,
water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for
work. Please go to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Thank you for the email updates. We have been successful in
landing a caretaker job through your publication in Durango, CO.
We couldn't be happier! My husband Jeff and I are running a
22-unit condo complex two miles from the Durango Mountain Resort.
Thank you for providing a great connection between caretakers and
potential employment opportunities! P. and J. R., Green Lake, WI

Congratulations on landing a caretaker job, Pamela and Jeff! You
will be in a beautiful area of the country. I am glad that you
were able to use the Gazette to find a position. I wish you all
the best and look forward to hearing about your caretaking
experiences.

Thank you for mailing my first issue to me, Gary. I have filled
the position here due to your Caretaker Gazette's
Situations-Wanted section and no longer need to advertise in your
publication. I look forward to your magazine as I find it very
interesting and wish that I had utilized it much sooner than I
did! B. M., Danville, WA

Blanche, that's great news to read that you were able to hire
someone out of our Situations-Wanted ads from your first issue of
the Gazette. We have many qualified subscribers who advertise
their availability in our Situations-Wanted section. Like you,
many property owners utilize this section to find caretakers and
housesitters for their properties.

I am new to The Caretaker Gazette and I originally signed up with
a print subscription. I am wondering if there are any benefits to
having an online one instead. I receive all your new listings
through my email address. If I decide I'd rather have the online
is it possible to change now or should I wait when I renew my
subscription? Thanks Gary!  K. M., Burlington, VT

Thanks for your message and your new subscription, Kerry. The
majority of our subscribers now prefer the online subscription
because they can access the Gazette any time, any place, by
logging in using their username (email address) and their
password. If you enjoy receiving the print issues in the mail,
you can keep your current subscription as is. Otherwise, you can
simply email or call us to change to an online subscription. 

Hi Gary, is there any way for me to access past issues from a
year or two ago? I'd like to read some of the older issues. By
the way, you have a great little publication. You probably
remember me from about 15 years ago when I took a position out of
your paper. Thanks, G.M., Redding, CA

Hi Glen, at the request of property owners who have filled their
positions and no longer wish to be contacted, we remove older
issues and they cannot be accessed by subscribers. Thanks for
your compliments about the Gazette. I appreciate that you have
been with us for so many years. 

To Gary and the Caretaker crew, congratulations on over 30 years
of publishing the Gazette! I have found such great caretakers
though your publication and will continue to recommend you to
other property owners around here! S.Y., Mendocino, CA

Many thanks, Sue, from all of us here at the Gazette! As we start
the Gazette's 32nd year of publication, I appreciate your
business and recommendations. Take care, Gary

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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ARGENTINA

HANDS AND HEARTS ACROSS THE CONTINENTS. Patagonia calling for a
personal assistant, caregiver and companion needed in the Andes
of Northern Patagonia for a 64-year-old woman with Multiple
Sclerosis. I need a commitment of a minimum of one month,
starting April 1, 2014.  The longer the better. I am an artist
that exhibits yearly to benefit Pallitivo/Hospice Care and Equine
Therapy. I am an experienced horsewoman who believes in the
Healing Power of Creativity, horses, Mother Nature and all her
creatures. My ranch is located in a non-touristic part of
beautiful Patagonia, nestled in the foothills of the Andes, in
the heart of the real Gaucho culture. In the winter months (April
through December) I will be in San Martin de los Andes, a lovely,
lakeside ski town. This is not a salaried position, as it is a
volunteer opportunity. In exchange for basic food and housing,
you will be my personal assistant. Duties include, but are not
limited to: personal care, occasional housekeeping and cooking,
strong and healthy enough to push my wheel chair over various
terrains. Some administrative work, help with my MS challenges. I
do have a team of Spanish speaking only paid helpers. It is
important that we enjoy each other's company. This is not always
an easy position, but it is life changing. Pre-arranged free time
to be as needed and wanted. You should have a mastery of English
(Spanish would be a major plus) and good computer skills. Please
send a description of why you are interested, something about
yourself and a photo to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." Thank you for your interest in helping others.

AUSTRALIA

FANTASTIC FREE ACCOMMODATION and income options available for
live-caretakers in Victoria. This opportunity would suit an
enterprising retired couple or an active pensioner with a keen
interest in history and people. It offers free accommodation in
the self contained downstairs floor of Edwardia Bed and
Breakfast, where guests "Relax into 1905" in exchange for
management activities. Your accommodation includes services paid,
a fully restored large bedroom with slow combustion stove new
bathroom, kitchen/dining, lounge room with a slow combustion
stove and oven as well as a new gas and electric cooker, garage
and garden with nine different fruits, vegetables as well as
flowers. You will host guests, coordinate add-on services, change
beds, clean and launder towels, and tea towels (with other linen
commercially laundered), share gardening and attend to
continental breakfast. Additional income is possible through
providing add-on services such as cooking breakfast, picnic
hamper, short tours, etc. Edwardia B & B is right next to the
Post Office in the Edwardian streets of Camperdown, Victoria.
Camperdown has wonderful crater lakes, volcanic cones and dry
stone fencing and is just 50 kilometers north of the twelve
Apostles on The Great Ocean Road. The train station is a flat 5 -
10 minute walk from Edwardia and there are three daily trains to
Melbourne and Warrnambool. If this inspires you, please phone
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for further discussions.

CARETAKING AVAILABLE in the Boomi/Mungindi, NSW area. The
caretaker will be required to do general maintenance, gardening
and general cleaning. Some other farm work is available if
wanted. A one bedroom cottage will be provided to the caretaker.
For more info please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

HOUSE/DOG-SITTER WANTED in the Mackay area from December 26th
until January 11th, 2014. My name is Millie and I'm a beautiful
11-year-old Bichon Frise. My mum has to go away for two weeks
from December 26th until January 11th, 2014 and I need somebody
to come and stay to look after me. I can't see much these days
but I get around pretty well. I would like somebody to be here
quite a bit during the day so mum reckons a mature person or
couple just doing a few hours casual work or better still not
working at all would be best. I live in a lovely A frame house in
Eimeo, 15 minutes drive north of Mackay and a few minutes from
the beach and the pub with the best view on the Queensland Coast.
The lawns get mowed and only a bit of watering of the garden is
required. If you can help me and my mum please phone
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKERS REQUIRED for a small caravan park in Carrieton, a
small town situated in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia,
from March onwards. This would be suitable for a retired couple
with their own accommodation, such as a motorhome. It is a
powered site, with all amenities provided. Please telephone
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for more info.

CARETAKER needed for a large working farm, 40 minutes west of
Ballarat. This position requires a keen, fit, active, and house
proud couple to clean a large homestead and maintain lawns,
garden and a swimming pool. A good three bedroom house provided
plus garage and shed. This position reports to the owner and Farm
Manager. Free rent and a small wage provided. To apply, please
write to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

BAHAMAS

LIVE FREE IN THE BAHAMAS! Man or a couple as house career/dog
sitters needed for one to three months, but could become full
time property managers sometime in that period. Must be neat and
professional in appearance, no smoking, drinking. We are located
on an out island where things work most of the time but you must
be able to deal with inconvenience, sometimes. Have phone, Wi-Fi,
direct TV. Outdoor camp or B&B managers ideal. Please you're your
resume and current photos to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

HOUSE COUPLE needed ASAP in Nassau, Bahamas. Salary will be
$100,000 to $120,000 per year, according to experience. The
housekeeping job responsibilities include: being responsible for
the daily cleaning and maintaining the general appearance of the
whole residence, caring for the fine furnishings, finishes and
delicate surfaces, washing, ironing, steaming and linen care,
including washing delicate fabrics, making beds, ironing sheets,
and turn downs, wardrobe management for organization of closets,
pack and unpack suitcases, etc., organizing and managing
household inventories, meal planning, preparation, cooking and
serving, fridge and pantry management, general errand running,
including grocery shopping and dry cleaning, watering plants,
assistance with private and social events, handling of special
requests and related duties as needed. The caretaker/houseman job
responsibilities include: day-to-day running of the property to
maintain standards and efficiency, general handyman services and
non-complex facilities maintenance, swimming pool and grounds
maintenance, scheduling and supervision of household
installations, trades and vendors for interior and exterior and
seasonal projects, reporting any maintenance and repair needs,
calendar management, monitoring household inventories and a
budget, greeting of guests and visitors, overall vehicle
management and chauffeur duties, as required, boat management,
possible pet care, and handling of special requests and related
duties as needed. Please email your resume and references to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

BELIZE

HOUSESITTERS WANTED. Experience a tropical lifestyle in southern
Belize. The property is bordered by rainforests in the center of
Maya culture. Caretake a self-sufficient owner built homestead.
Electricity from the sun. Biogas is from organic materials. Enjoy
cosmically charged rainwater and unpolluted, energy packed
rainforest air. Taste a different tropical fruit each week. Stuff
yourself with organically grown veggies. Make natural perfume
from ylang-ylang petals. Prefer a mature, responsible, drug-free,
non-smoking couple or two adults. A minimum commitment of five
weeks anytime from April through November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties, as
of this date, will be the care and feeding of one cat, six dogs,
fish tanks, vermiculture, watering young plants and minor
maintenance. For additional information, please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." For photos, please visit
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a volunteer to take care of the
catteries starting at 6 a.m., six days each week. Will need to do
cleaning, doing litters, watering and other miscellaneous animal
related duties as well as maintaining the sanctuary grounds and
helping as needed with the hostel. Terms of engagement include
working six hours/day, six days a week; have a minimum stay of
two months, after that you can apply to stay longer. Volunteers
pay a reduced accommodation rate of $5 U.S. per day to stay in a
shared cabana. Please, only serious individuals need apply! You
must like cats and dogs! Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

CALIFORNIA

DYNAMIC DUO WANTED! Live-in caretakers wanted in the San
Francisco Bay Area. 2.5 acre property with chickens and dog.
Full-time, permanent. Ideal candidates will have combined skills
including, but not limited to healthy, attractive natural foods
cooking - whether a meal for one, a small gathering, or a large
party, organic gardening and landscape maintenance, handyman
skills of plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry,
housekeeping, pool maintenance, animal care, budget keeping and
expense reports, vehicle maintenance, shopping, errands, laundry,
organizing and appointment scheduling. Knowledge of Apple
products and technology a plus. Characteristics desired are
maturity, discretion, reliability, flexibility, honesty, and a
positive can-do attitude. Both must have valid driver's licenses
and clean driving records. No smokers please. Work schedule will
often include weekends and holidays, and will always be 24/7
on-call. Salary plus benefits package plus a separate one bedroom
cottage. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and
references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Palmdale, CA, for Christmas vacation from
December 22 through January 4. This is a short-term house and pet
sitting assignment for this two week period. I will be out of
state, and need care for my older poodle. I have an invisible
fence around the house. Some dog walking, feeding and care are
required along with some yard maintenance. For more information,
please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

BED & BREAKFAST MANAGEMENT TEAM needed for a working ranch and
bed & breakfast. We are seeking a very personable, high-energy,
motivated, self-starter team with good communication skills and
experienced in hospitality services. Must be comfortable living a
country lifestyle in central California. We are looking for
qualified, hands-on professionals, with strong family values and
integrity. Team must be comfortable with, and have a heart for
Christian ministry. These year round, live-in position's duties
to include the responsibility for meal (Breakfast and Dinner)
preparation and serving, some housekeeping and laundry, grounds
work and property maintenance, seasonal renovation projects,
staff hiring and supervision, and most importantly reservations
and guest interaction. The ideal management team would also be
EMT trained, or interested in being trained as an EMT as they are
responsible for handling any and all emergencies. The ideal team
would also be responsible for interviewing and supervising all
outside contractors, scheduling of daily/weekly duties performed
for grounds staff, preventative maintenance for the property.
This is a hands-on lifestyle job. This is a year-round, full time
position with an excellent salary and some benefits. Salary is to
be determined but will commensurate with experience. Teams should
bring competencies beyond those listed above, possibly including
cooking or a culinary/pastry background, accounting and marketing
skills (Traditional and Online), and experience providing
outstanding guest/concierge service. We ideally seek a
person/team with a minimum of five years' experience in a similar
role, or someone who is currently in a management position within
a hotel/boutique or similar, and ready for the challenge of
stepping up to the next level. The Bed & Breakfast Management
Team above all else, must be organized, reliable, and passionate
about ensuring our guests are taken care of. Applications by
email only. Please forward, your cover letter and resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." No phone calls please. A
list of references must be provided upon request. Thank you.

CARETAKER WANTED on 10 rural acres between Santa Rosa and
Calistoga, CA. Must be able to help with three dogs, three
horses, yard work and gardening. Eight hours a week in exchange
for a private 40 foot pop-out trailer with satellite TV, heater,
and washer-dryer. You pay for propane and Wi-Fi. We prefer a
retired person, or one who works elsewhere only part-time. Clean
record and references a must. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

A HIGH MOJAVE DESERT HISTORIC MINING CAMP needs part-time
caretakers. References required. Flexible hours, motor home,
water and propane onsite with a small stipend. Duties include
greeting visitors to a small two acre depression-era camp. Placer
mining available nearby. You will need a high clearance vehicle
and a love of roughing it! Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." to learn more.

A SMALL FAMILY FARM needs help with our horse, goats, chickens,
dogs, cats and a parrot. We are looking for a non-smoking
farm/horse-sitter who can milk the goats and take care of the
property while I go to set up our new location in the Santa Cruz
area. I will be gone one to two weeks at a time and need a
dependable person to milk two goats and take care of the animals.
My husband will be on the property at night and working during
the day. Wi-Fi is on site. We are located in a rural area, about
10 miles from town, with a Laundromat in town. A utility sink
available for hand washing of laundry with drying rack. We are
near National Parks. The chores include forking manure, pulling
weeds, harvesting, milking. We are a tobacco and smoke-free
environment. This is a work exchange for room. It would be best
if you have your own transportation. Please tell us about
yourself - work, travel, education experiences, hobbies,
interests, skills, and how long do you wish to stay. Please
contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER WANTED on a ranch in the foothills of central
California to care for gardens/drip irrigation and domestic
animals. Must have experience with both. The caretaker will need
to be a non-smoker, and using no drugs. References are required.
Please send your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

LODGING AND MAINTENANCE MANAGERS needed. A beautiful 39 acre
Non-profit Nature Education Center located halfway between
Mendocino and Fort Bragg on the coast of California is looking
for a live-in lodging and maintenance manager couple to manage
overnight guest lodge, including guest services, outreach, upkeep
and maintenance. This position is available February 2014.
Looking for a combination of computer/office management, people
skills, maintenance/handyperson/grounds management skills, and
love of nature. Lodging provided in a two bedroom house with
ocean view plus a living stipend. No pets, no smoking, good
landlord and work references required. Please write to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

A CARETAKER POSITION is offered which provides a newer, lovely,
large 30' 5th wheel trailer with all utilities, satellite TV,
high speed internet and extra storage. Located on a rural ranch,
surrounded by open space, where the absolute beauty of the land,
peace and quiet are supreme. We are at the end of a five mile
private gravel road, 20 minutes from a paved highway and one hour
from the nearest town of any size (Santa Rosa, CA). Duties
include forest management work, mowing, weed whacking, and
general handyman chores. 20 hours/week, which includes four
hours/week housekeeping. Care for chickens and a dog in the
owner's occasional absence. This is an ideal situation for a
couple as there are very limited opportunities for outside social
contact due to the remoteness. However, there are two other
worker/tenants in residence. Participation in our organic
communal garden is encouraged. As there is no stipend offered,
you must have sufficient outside income to cover transportation,
medical, etc. This position is available now. A one year
commitment is requested. Qualified applicants are encouraged to
plan an early visit to interview. Please respond with as much
information about yourselves as possible to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER WANTED for a 20 acre farm. Will substantially reduce
rent for taking care of our 20 acre farm in the Sutter area.
Includes approximately 1,500 sq. ft. house. Available ASAP.
Please send resumes to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

OFF-GRID CARETAKER(S) needed for a rural property in the Central
California Bradley area. Need your own RV, no septic on site, but
within five miles. Has water tanks for water delivery (no well)
and has generators and water pumps. There is a yurt on the
property, storage buildings and a large propane fridge. Being
bonded is preferred. Please email your info and references to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CANADA

ISLAND CARETAKERS needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (near Cortes
Island) - Whaletown, BC. A full-time, live-in, salaried assistant
caretaker couple is required for a private island with modern
infrastructure in the vicinity of Whaletown Bay, Cortes Island,
BC. A mature couple in good health, with a valid driver's
licenses, basic first aid and stable employment history with
references is needed. Must have the ability to work well with
others in a remote location. Must have experience operating and
maintaining vehicles, equipment and machinery. Have mechanical
aptitude and familiarity with electrical, water systems,
generators and overall building maintenance. Experience with
under 30' power boat operation and routine outboard maintenance.
Must have a valid PCO (Pleasure Craft Operator) card. Need a
general knowledge of grounds keeping, gardening and housekeeping,
with basic clerical and computer skills. Competitive salary and a
furnished two bedroom home including utilities are provided.
Please fax resumes to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HELPERS all year round. Brave the Alberta life
spring, summer, fall and winter, caring and working with horses!
We are looking for a helper who will stay on the farm for the
fall and winter months. The farm manager/horse trainer has had a
sports injury - "broken shoulder". The farm chores would be
feeding, watering horses daily, checking pasture horses, some
household duties, like helping prepare meals, etc. Help prepare
the farm for winter. Some snow shoveling of the walk way. Help
with the grocery shopping once a week. Just need someone else on
the farm with my husband and me and the horses, until I mend this
winter. I will be back working horses in the spring. We are
looking for persons interested in learning and working with
horses all year round and staying for two to three months or
longer. We have 20 horses. We live three hours from Jasper and 45
minutes from the West Edmonton Mall for weekend getaways. We are
a Horse Boarding Stable on 160 acres of rolling hills, with
wildlife on the property. You will learn as you go each day, if
you have never worked with horses. There are miles of marked
trail to enjoy on horseback or walking trails. At times we all go
for a trail ride on a trustworthy school horse or start the
beginner rider with lessons in the riding ring. The warmer months
we spend lots of time outside playing with horses. Winter time we
still care for the horses, cross country ski, snow shoe and if
not to cold ride in the snow! We also take a day once a month to
cut wood for the family/TV room. You will need very warm
clothing/boots for the winters in Alberta! Your accommodations
are in a bunkhouse that sleeps four or trailer/camper. All
meals/showers are shared in the house. Must be non-smokers,
non-drinkers only, and non vegetarian. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for more info.

ARE YOU READY FOR A LIFETIME ADVENTURE in one of the most
beautiful wilderness settings not only of Canada, but of the
world? We are an established wilderness tourism business with a
guest ranch located in the stunning south Chilcotin Mountains.
You will be expected to work in exchange for your room and board.
In return we offer valuable internship positions, a unique off
the beaten path nature experience, a challenging and rewarding
adventure, where you will be able to learn and develop
professional and personal skills. You will meet adventurers from
around the world, working in this exceptional and unique
environment. As part of living on a ranch, you get to be part of
our lifestyle. On your time off we offer activities based on
availabilities (western riding, hiking, swimming, skeet shooting,
bareback riding, barrel racing, mountain riding, wildlife
viewing, lariat trowing, etc.). In the wilderness setting, you'll
be expected to grow and progress through the challenges presented
in your tasks, each and every day. This philosophy encourages you
to identify your interests, for your interests drive your goals,
and it's your goals that propel your purpose in life, not only at
the ranch. We need help with many aspects of running this
successful guest ranch from cooks, cleaners, hospitality and
office administration, to outside work involving ranch/equipment
maintenance, forestry management, wilderness guiding and much
more. We ask our Interns to stay for a minimum of two months as
we train on the job. We offer a variety of wilderness training
programs and lodge management programs which could lead to a paid
position. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for more info.

CARIBBEAN

LOOKING FOR A RESIDENT CARETAKER. Must be financially secure
(since we are offering a minimum modest compensation) and mature.
The position is for part-time light duties on a desirable
location at a small Caribbean Inn. Free housing and utilities are
provided on the resort's premises, plus approximately $500/month
minimum stipend in exchange for part-time work. The 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 the States, as
Culebra, Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA. To get more
information, please visit this website: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

COLOMBIA

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS starting in January! Are you looking for
permaculture? Situated in a beautiful valley near the village of
Amaga. 45 minutes from downtown Medellin. This Hostel is a live
Hostel - educational center/farm and showcase of best practices
for sustainable living and alternatives energies. We offer an
excellent opportunity to help, learn Spanish and permaculture!
Free room for one to two months for our exchange program in
Medellin. Your only requirements are to teach English to locals
(one hour per day) and help maintain the organic gardens. (only
three hours per day) - so you only work four hours per day, with
two days off. For those who want to travel and change people's
lives this is an excellent opportunity and also an ideal
environment to learn Spanish as well! If all works well, we'll
offer you to stay longer. This is a program for volunteers who
don't speak fluent Spanish to enforce the English program. To
learn more and to contact us, please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

COLORADO

LOOKING FOR A COUPLE to maintain a 54 acre ranch 17 miles from
Telluride, Colorado. The caretaker's house has two bedrooms,
living room, and full kitchen. Duties include caring for two
horses, maintaining fence line, changing oil in generator, solar
maintenance, plowing, and overall upkeep in exchange for rent and
utilities. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for our 2014 Farm Internship program.
Full-time farm intern to work with animals and the land in a
conscious environment in Loveland, Colorado. Includes on-the-job
training, experiential learning and opportunities for leadership.
This internship is a great work/trade with accommodations, daily
gourmet meals, monthly stipend and many amenities in a conscious
community, wellness resort and conference center. For more
information please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

LOOKING FOR A PERSON OR COUPLE to become partners in a new
business in southwestern Colorado near Dolores. The business
includes caretaking a small hermitage plus related
micro-ventures. For information go to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." While helping to found the business, partners will
build their own place on the grounds. While the place is under
construction, they will live in the hermitage for $550/month plus
utilities. Once constructed you will own it. The grounds around
will be put on an inexpensive long-term lease. Profit-sharing
will commence as the business becomes successful. Interested?
Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

LIVE-IN RANCH CARETAKER needed for our property outside of
Colorado Springs in Larkspur. Can be a single or couple.
Responsibilities include full care of five horses, feeding,
turnout, stall cleaning and general ranch maintenance. Need
experience with horses, tractor, and a bobcat. Heavy lifting
required. Salary plus a furnished apartment provided. To apply,
please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

CONNECTICUT

I STILL NEED A RELIABLE HOUSESITTER who likes cats to stay in my
Fairfield County home from January 15 through March 15, 2014. The
previous Gazette applicant just emailed me saying he had to
cancel due to illness, so I am still looking for someone. I have
three well-mannered cats to care for. You must have good
references. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." and let me know why you would make a great
house/cat-sitter here. Thanks.

CROATIA

WE ARE A NEW SUSTAINABLE ISLAND COMMUNITY, in our first phase of
developmental work. The group will promote a Permaculture school
and simple farming and living systems for low impact living which
will promote habitat conservation and a self-sufficient
livelihood. Volunteers are invited to visit, learn and share
their energy. The next work group is being planned for January
and February 2014. We are also looking for web designers to help
with the website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." It's mostly online work in exchange for a visit to
the island, during the summer! Please write to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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 (14 hotels).
The economical lodging facilities of SunCampDR are located at the
end of this community, by the Munoz River, and a natural pool.
You will receive a personalized welcome at the Puerto Plata
airport. You will have the option to take Spanish or Creole
lessons. Please visit our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more details.

ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COUPLE needed. A full-time, live-in
housekeeper or couple is needed for a large home in the Ribble
Valley, Lancashire. The position requires common sense, energy,
flexibility and a friendly attitude for the informal busy family.
General duties include cleaning, laundry, a small amount of
cooking, babysitting/aftercare for the grandchildren. Must be
animal friendly as dog walking would be part of the duties.
Various other duties are possible for a partner including general
maintenance, driving etc. Accommodation at The Lodge - a separate
three bedroom property within the grounds of the Estate. A
driving license is essential. Please send a covering letter and
your resume to Please write to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."   

A SKILLED COUPLE is needed. Have just acquired a beautiful
ancient property in rural Suffolk which is in need of work: some
skilled, (carpentry, general building) some less skilled
(wallpaper stripping) but lots of space and 1.5 acre garden. The
property is on the edge of a large village/small town with great
facilities - and easy connection to London (Diss is five minutes
away, London is 1.3 hours by train). References a must.
Possibility of some paid work for a qualified
builder/decorator/plumber/electrician. Food allowance in lieu of
'homestay' as private accommodation on site with bedrooms,
kitchen, sitting room and bathroom of your own, but all very much
in need of renovation, so separate and private, but very basic
indeed at present. Skilled couples especially welcome. Please
email your resume and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

RETIRED OWNERS OF A SMALL COUNTRY ESTATE in the West Country seek
a non-smoking, mature, fit married couple to help with general
estate maintenance and some routine housework. A self-contained
fully furnished, centrally heated cottage and all associated
facilities provided, plus a monthly emolument. Applicants are
asked to provide a resume and if applicable, recent to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for further details.   

GEORGIA

A PRIVATE PARK on Lake Allatoona in North Georgia is seeking a
caretaker, gate-checking, security, couple or individual with a
camper or RV. Campground provided with hookups and free Wi-Fi.
Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." for
details. 

A MATURE COUPLE is needed for 13 hours of light farm work/13
hours housekeeping per week. Exchange for a 5-year-old, three
bedroom/two bathroom house with appliances on one acre in
beautiful, rural Chattahoochee Hills that is only 25 miles from
Atlanta, GA. You will need your own transportation and income.
Nonsmokers, excellent references, and pets are acceptable. Please
send a letter with your contact info to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

GUATEMALA

OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER with Buenas Cosas. We are a
cooperative of Guatemalan women, a registered Guatemalan
non-profit and a pending 501(c)3 - an association of family,
friends and neighbors who serve their community and nature. Every
cent that enters our programs and projects goes directly to
communities, programs and projects that cultivate good things,
buenas cosas. Volunteers work four hours per day, five days per
week and assist as needed. Your help will be needed in any of our
projects, chickens, gardens, goats, general up-keep and
maintenance. You'll be assigned where you're needed most. Please
visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

HAWAII

A RANCH ON THE BIG ISLAND, HI (North Kohala, near Hawi) is
seeking a special individual or couple for year-round caretaking
in exchange for rent-free living. The candidate should be
retired, with military, mechanical or engineering experience,
with a secure income or pension. The primary responsibilities
include monitoring and minor repair of structures and systems and
the coordination of outside professionals. The spacious caretaker
house features a full master bedroom and bath, indoor-outdoor
living room and dining-kitchen area. Utilities are provided.
Applicants will receive a background check and drug screening. If
interested, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

SEEKING A LONG-TERM CARETAKER COUPLE (can be twenty-something's
to forty-something's) to caretake our beachfront farmstead on the
Big Island of Hawaii starting January1, 2014. This is a live-in,
property management, work/trade position for room and board, with
a stipend, on an off grid, eco-sustainable organic farmstead. We
need a couple who are mature, health conscious, drug free,
responsible, energetic, disciplined, fit, stable, and committed
to deep ecology, and Permaculture. We are an off grid eco
sustainable organic farmstead that incorporates organic
sustainable, agro ecology, Permaculture, agro forestry, and
regenerative agriculture in order to live within the
means/carrying capacity of the land and within the earth fair
share ecofootprint, so we co-create/responsibly steward a more
fair, sustainable, and healthy planet. We live more simply so
others (human and other species) can simply live. Rick is a
physician and needs help so that he can finish writing a book and
educate rather than medicate about creating a fair, responsible,
healthy and sustainable Earth. Do you feel the pulse of the
planet? Have you heard the voice of Ishmael the Gorilla? The
chores involve collecting/chopping coconuts, milking goats (up to
five), coppicing nitrogen fixing trees for green manure and
fodder, garden/structure maintenance, and making dog food. We use
only hand tools such as loppers, bow saws, pruning saws, axes,
hatchets and transport fodder, green/animal manures in
wheelbarrows and also utilize a pasture part of the day for
forage. Bulk organic food, (soy beans, rice, millet, oats,
lentils) extra milk, eggs, fruits, veggies and nuts will be
provided. The land has panoramic ocean and mountain views (Mauna
Kea and Mauna Loa). We are on rain water catchment stored in
ferro-cement tanks, drinking water is filtered with a big berkey
water purification system, solar hot shower, refrigerator (run by
photovoltaic's), have two "all American sun ovens" solar cookers,
three rocket stoves, fuel stove (as a third line back up),
wireless internet, surfing four miles away, and snorkeling one
mile away. County bus transportation is two dollars. Live local,
think global and be hopeful. We are living in interesting times
when mother nature is colliding with father greed, which is
creating grand scale havoc on all beings lives. This could be a
great opportunity to create grand scale positive shifts. To learn
more, please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

WORKING ALPACA RANCH on the Big Island of Hawaii needs a
responsible couple/small family to manage the operations on our
15 acres for at least one year, beginning mid-March 2014.
Responsibilities include the care of animals, mowing pastures,
and shipping supplies/products. Work is 10 - 15 hours per week.
This is a secluded/private location within one mile of a village,
and a 30 minute drive to a bigger town. The beach is a 30 minute
drive. The residence is a well-built "Tiny House" that looks out
onto a 180 degree ocean view. There is a queen bed below and two
twins in a small loft. There is a full kitchen. Please contact
the owners for more information, by emailing
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM CARETAKER COUPLE, who are smoke and drug
free, and hardworking. Farm, homestead, and gardening experience
preferred. References required for a 13 acre property on the
coast in Hawaii, Big Island. We have poultry, sheep, gardens,
fruit trees, and live in a rustic off-the-grid home. There is an
opportunity to earn some income. We are asking 15 hours a week of
work for a place to live. Owners live on the property. To apply,
please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER WANTED in remote Waipio Valley, Hawaii. We are looking
for a couple for our riverfront three acre property, in exchange
for weekly hours of outdoor physical labor in landscaping and
building. You will live in separate caretaker's quarters. The
owners don't live on the property. A 4WD vehicle and references
required. Cell phone and internet via cell phone hookup on site.
Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS needed at the local municipality
in Patreksfjörour, in the West Fjords. Volunteers will be
beautifying the town of Patreksfjörour and surroundings by
maintaining walking paths, planting trees and taking care of
green areas. The West Fjords are among the most breathtakingly
beautiful places in Iceland, with its high mountains and dramatic
fjords cutting deep into the landscape. The Lonely Planet travel
guide actually put the area on its top 10 list of regions in the
world to visit in 2011. Patreksfjörour is a typical fishing
village with a population of about 800. It is the biggest town in
the southern part of the West Fjords. Patreksfjörour got its
name from its first settler, whose spiritual guide was St.
Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Somewhat fittingly it was
in this fjord that the first potatoes were cultivated in Iceland
in the 18th century. The town is located on the shores in the
south of the West Fjords and is surrounded by mountains that
offer endless opportunities to enjoy nature and wilderness during
all seasons. Although the locals here are great, it is the nature
that attracts visitors. For understandable reasons as well: it is
untouched and almost uninhabited. The cliffs and valleys are
packed with birds, the uninhabited fjords offer a moment of
silence and tranquillity, and the Arctic fox proudly roams the
mountains and inlets. The waterfalls are high and the streams
pure. The distances are long and the fjords are deep. And then
there are places where there are no roads at all. Volunteers
should have a motivation for working outdoors and be prepared to
experience different kinds of weather. There will be countless
opportunities to discover the area by foot or to hike the
surroundings; the location is surrounded by stunning nature. Our
hosting partner will organise free time activities in the area;
for instance visiting the local swimming pool, horseback riding
and/or kayaking. We will probably do some painting jobs as well
and various other tasks that need to be done around town. The
working plan will be flexible and it will depend on the needs of
our local host and the advance of the diverse projects in the
area as well as weather conditions. The weather conditions in
Iceland are unpredictable, be prepared to experience all kinds of
weather and be sure of bringing warm clothing since most of the
work will take place outdoors. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
volunteers will be hosted in a local house in a sleeping bag
accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Food supplies
will be provided and a kitchen will be available. Volunteers will
share the duties of cooking and cleaning. Do not forget some
traditional/typical food from your home country for an
international evening. To learn more, please visit our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER PROFILE
"Revelations" of an Oregon Coast Caretaker
Date of Birth: 5/14/53
Interests: Lighthouses, marine fauna and flora, bird-watching,
hiking, writing, emancipatory media
Quote: "I do not want to spin silly tales for money; I want to
write about revelations." - Jack Kerouac

Catherine J. Rourke

I was turning 60 and turning over more than just a new decade; it
was time to turn over a new leaf in my way of life. Too young for
Social Security and too old to get hired for most jobs, I turned
to The Caretaker Gazette to liberate me from the proverbial rat
race and rent treadmill.
In the documentary film "Random Lunacy," globe-trotting free
spirit Poppa Neutrino, says, "Rent is the thing that beats us."
He claims it kills our dreams, passions and creativity.
Mortgages, maintenance and utilities keep us shackled to the yoke
like wage slaves for most of our lives, he explains, robbing us
of our freedom. We become slaves to the house and utility
companies.
I couldn't agree more. And The Caretaker Gazette offered a key to
open the door to that freedom.
After 34 years of award-winning journalism, I found myself laid
off like thousands of other reporters as newspapers folded across
the country. For years I had spun silly tales for money -
regurgitating police blotters and press releases. I wanted to
transcend body-bag journalism with its high-speed chases to write
about revelations instead - topics that make a difference and
help people. 
Working as a contractual book editor for companies like
Amazon.com kept me afloat, but I yearned to write my own book on
women's health, having conducted extensive research for over 10
years on the epidemic of reproductive disorders. But I needed a
time-out from the constant frenetic deadlines to finish the
exposé I had started some years ago.
I subscribed to The Caretaker Gazette and patiently kept an eye
on the listings for some time. I was looking for a lighthouse
keeper position because the ocean inspires my creative process. I
had also started a book of "revelations" about how to face
uncertainty with joy instead of fear. Writing "Keeper of the
Light" near a shining beacon of hope seemed like a great idea.
But I lacked a pilot's license and the handyman skills the few
scant lighthouse ads required. So I continued to subscribe,
knowing that one day the perfect situation would appear. And then
one day it finally did. When I saw the ad for a caretaker on the
Oregon coast, I knew I was home. 
The owners needed someone to keep an eye on their lakeside
property, situated a mile from the ocean, while they were gone
for several months. Working at home on a laptop as a book editor
and writer meant I could be a constant companion for their dog
Lucy, a yellow Labrador retriever, since she was unable to
accompany them on their distant travels. I responded to the ad,
submitting references and background checks. Then I drove to the
property for an interview since I was already residing in Oregon
and Lucy chose me out of numerous applicants. 
It was a dream come true: my own beautiful spacious furnished
guesthouse with several huge windows overlooking a lake just a
mile from some of Oregon's most spectacular coastline. Free rent,
utilities and Internet in exchange for living in paradise, caring
for a lovely property and a delightful dog. I arrived in the
spring to serve as Lucy's companion and we became best friends.
Every day we go beachcombing or swimming in the lake. I check the
watering system and the mail and keep an eye on the property. A
caretaker makes all the difference in deterring burglars as well
as bears and other critters while folks are traveling! From my
windows I see herons and wild geese, an occasional eagle and hear
the most amazing and beautiful birdsong. At night I listen to a
chorus of frogs singing their hearts out under a blanket of
stars. It's a tranquil setting and a true writer's paradise. I
watch whales, waves, sea lions and seagulls at the nearby
beaches, all an inspiration for my creative writing.
And it is just minutes to "the world's most photographed
lighthouse" - spectacular Heceta Head Lightstation, perched on a
spectacular cliff high above the crashing waves. Sitting there
with my notepad, I am writing revelations that can make a
difference and maybe even save a life one day. Sure, I'm still
editing books to earn a living. But gone is the overwhelming
pressure since I can pick and choose the books and authors. Right
now I'm working with an author in Australia, another in London
and one in the Deep South, helping them craft their revelations
and messages for the world with enough time to focus on mine as
well. As a publishing expert no longer trampled by multiple
deadlines, I have the time to create a blog and webinars. The
income that housing and utilities used to evaporate now goes into
savings - investing in my future instead of the landlord's.
I like to paraphrase Virginia Woolf by saying that "a woman needs
a room of her own" - from The Caretaker Gazette! - "if she is
going to write..." My tour of duty here ends in September so I am
seeking my next position through the Gazette, somewhere on the
Oregon coast, or any coast, so I can continue to write about
revelations. Maybe that dream lighthouse position will turn up...
one never knows what ads will appear each week.
For now, I'm living my dream, thanks to the Gazette. I think
Poppa Neutrino would approve!  

Lakeside on the property with "Lucy"

IDAHO 

CARETAKER WANTED for a remote North Idaho ranch that has all
utilities and a phone. There is a good garden spot, with spring
water. Must be a self-starter. There are not many jobs in this
area, so you must have your own income. Prefer someone with
experience with cattle/horses and mechanical abilities. Must
enjoy solitude. This is a gorgeous setting, with an idyllic
lifestyle. Hunting and fishing are in the area, and there is no
hunting allowed on the ranch. A nice home and some utilities will
be provided. Please email your qualifications with email address
and phone number to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

ITALY

ESTATE MANAGER NEEDED in Italy, close to Lucca. Must be English
speaking with good Italian, plus Spanish or Chinese preferable,
sought as a couple or separately. Accommodation provided.
Applicants need good qualifications and/or experience. The Estate
Manager will oversee this and other European properties so needs
experience of house and staff management, construction and
renovation projects and have the flexibility to travel. This
position offers long-term potential for candidates who are
well-spoken, professional, reliable and dog-lovers. Please send a
covering letter and your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."   

JAPAN

FRUIT PICKERS NEEDED. We are growing various kinds of fruits all
year round and doing fruit picking as a business here in
Yamanashi, Japan. Mt. Fuji is located here in Yamanashi. We have
nice accommodations for all volunteers; we created four bedrooms
downstairs and two Japanese tatami rooms upstairs. In each room,
we put a bunk bed so that eight people can stay downstairs and
possibly six to eight more people can stay upstairs. We created
two shower rooms, a mini-kitchen, two toilets, and a washroom and
provided all necessary items such as a fridge, microwave, bikes
for all volunteers, two washing machines and so on. If you want
to know more about us, and see photos you can visit our volunteer
page that I created in English at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

MAINE

A PRIVATE MAINE ISLAND with a 100+ year old small working farm is
looking for the right couple to fill two salaried year-round
positions with benefits. One position is for the Staff Cook who
prepares breakfast and lunch for the island staff and has other
duties. The other is for someone with boating, mechanical and
handyman skills. Ideal candidates will be adaptable, versatile,
flexible, hardworking, honest, have good communication skills, be
team players, self-starters and have the ability to "figure it
out". Benefits include housing, insurance and paid vacation.
Please apply with a letter of introduction, work history and
three references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

MEXICO

FREE FOOD AND ACCOMODATION available for a few hours of work on a
beautiful Mexican beach! First we need a chef as soon as
possible! Urgent! We are a camping and trailer park with over
thirty years of experience, named Boca Beach, located on a beach
called Boca de Iguanas in the state of Jalisco, on the west coast
of Mexico.(three hours from Puerto Vallarta). The weather is
pretty nice, the beach is beautiful and the ocean pristine and
warm all year long. Near here there is another town, typical of
Mexico, where you can find, traditional food, nice and
interesting people and lots of fun. The food is great here and
there is a big selection of it. There are a lot of activities you
can do here, among others, like snorkeling, surfing, kayaking,
fishing, hiking, tours in this bay and many more in the zone,
night bonfires, and many more. We offer food and accommodation in
camping houses in exchange of four to eight hours of work a day
(in a friendly environment), five days a week, with two days off.
We are looking forward to hearing from you after you visit our
website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

FARM VOLUNTEERS are needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an
Ashram and Yoga Learning Center set on 42 acres of beautiful
mountainside fields and wooded areas. We are working to become
completely self-sufficient and we would love your help!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers spiritual aspirants the
opportunity to live in the beautiful XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
setting, as well as receive classes and guidance in exchange for
service work. Volunteers serve six hours a day, six days a week.
Our volunteer program is ideal of service oriented individuals
seeking strength, clarity and inspiration on their chosen path.
Volunteers who take full advantage of the opportunities offered
in Tashirat are able to deepen their practice and enter an
intensive experience that can be quite life transforming. We are
accepting agriculture volunteers, on a limited basis, to help us
out in our greenhouse and other agricultural projects around the
ashram. We are also accepting short-term volunteers, with a two
week minimum stay and we also accept volunteers who can assist us
in classes and tutoring with the children. Volunteers should go
to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers." for more information.

NEBRASKA

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Stromsburg, NE area. I am seeking a
reliable person for a caretaker position in the Nebraska
sandhills. A small trailer and electricity will be furnished in
exchange for light daily chores. This is a good opportunity for a
retired individual. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers." for information. A background check and references
are required. 

NEPAL 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Nepal.
This organization was established in 2000 and we began serving 16
children from all over Nepal. The main objectives of our
organization are to provide shelter, food, proper education, and
preparation for vocational and/or college education. We serve
children who are homeless, poor, and have been abandoned. For
more information about our center and how you can help please
visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." We accept
volunteers from all around the world throughout the year. We are
grateful to have you stay as a volunteer for a minimum of one
week or as long as you like. You are also welcome to stop by and
visit us any time. For more information, please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

NEW MEXICO

A FULL-TIME RANCH COUPLE is needed to care for and maintain a
vacation property and provide some personal service to family
members when they are in residence. This is a second home to four
siblings and their families who utilize the property throughout
the year. The woman would need to keep the home clean all year,
purchase fresh groceries before arrival, wash laundry, occasional
ironing and provide family style meals and BBQ's when requested.
Plant and care for yard, flower gardens and pots. The man would
be responsible for the grounds keeping the three acres of
landscaped property around homes and various structures on the
property. Trim trees, watering plants, mow lawns, maintain
sprinkler system, care for and clean several vehicles, and ATV's.
Basic trade skills and mechanical abilities needed for
preventative maintenance, basic repairs, and troubleshooting.
Assist with washing the windows and heavy projects and other
deferred maintenance projects on the inside of the 4,800 sq ft
home. Provide airport shuttles and keep accurate accounts and
records. They are looking for a cheerful, responsible couple who
are friendly but respect privacy and boundaries. Please note the
altitude at the ranch is 5,000'. A two bedroom unfurnished house
with a patio is provided. Full health and dental insurance and
salary commensurate with the job and experience. Please do not
contact us or apply if you do not have experience. Applicants
must have experience. Please email your resumes and cover letter
to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers."

I AM AN OLDER WOMAN, living on five mostly undeveloped acres just
outside Roswell, NM (yes, that Roswell) who needs help mostly
outside, including landscaping (xeriscape), fencing and turning
at least half of the property into a site suitable for goats,
llamas and chickens, as well as a garden (and, if you're into
cooking or housekeeping, I wouldn't turn that down either). I
also have several older motorcycles (my means of transportation)
that could use some TLC if anyone has mechanical knowledge. My
priorities currently are repairing barbed-wire fences, building a
chicken coop, putting in a vegetable garden, some outdoor
plumbing, and others as needed. You'd get a private room (shared
bath) in my home, and could work as many or as few hours a day as
you'd like. I'm not a cook, and I work very odd hours, so I'll
buy your food but for the most part, it'll be up to you to cook.
The help will be nice, but just meeting interesting folks (which
is what I've done lately) is the best part. I'm also a font of
knowledge about what there is to do in New Mexico (aside from
Roswell aliens) and would give you lots of time to explore. My
only restrictions are no pets (I have two very old cats),
firearms, drugs and smokers must smoke outdoors only. For more
information, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

THIS IS AN HISTORIC HIPPIE COMMUNE from the 60's, which has
become a working permaculture farm for vegetables, berries, fruit
and chickens. The Rio Hondo drains Taos Ski Valley (18 miles
away) into the Rio Grande (one mile away). Our fields of grasses,
sage, pinion pine and juniper look up to the Sangre de Christo
Mountains and down on the Rio Hondo gorge. We live and teach
self-sufficiency, have a large adobe solar home and shop,
outbuildings, greenhouse, and root cellar. We love art, music,
beauty, simplicity, natural healing, and helping one another
attain skills to live successfully in challenging times. We're
happy to share teaching and learning farming and survival skills
with others who are open, flexible, and independent. We accept a
limited number of farm helpers but are always open to meet new
people and to talk. Experience is great yet a solid work ethic
and genuine interest in sustainable agriculture are more
important. A good helper should be able to listen to directions,
but also be innovative and take initiative. Farming in the
northern New Mexico climate is challenging and full of surprises,
so it's difficult to set regular, daily task schedules most times
of the year. Thus, we are looking for people who are flexible and
adaptable, who can focus on one task and then quickly change
gears to something else. This includes the ability to work
different schedules at different times. We expect a solid
twenty-five hours per week, and offer flexible down-time to
pursue your own interests here or in the culturally rich nearby
village of Taos and New Mexico itself. This experience is more
than farming. New Buffalo is also about living and working
together in a group setting. Though there are no children at the
moment, we are already a diverse group of people in terms of age,
and the ability to work and live in a multi-generational setting
is a must. We are looking for people with the emotional maturity
and communication skills to be able to discuss issues that might
arise with honesty and compassion. At the moment we are hoping to
fill a few, very specific, longer-term positions. The first,
ideally at least a four-month minimum, is for part-time farming
and part-time housekeeping that would include food and a private
room in the main building. The housekeeping tasks are fairly
light, but helping to manage the main building is a must, and
could involve helping occasional guests, workshops, or retreats.
The second position or rather, positions would be another
four-month minimum stay, preferably from June through September.
Ideally, a couple would fill this position and live in a
comfortable two-room adobe attached to our new 900' greenhouse.
There is also a very rustic, plumbed space which could be
developed into a kitchen. This position would be mostly farming
and includes daily management of the greenhouse attached to the
facility. Work could be shared between two people, but a genuine
interest in small-scale, regenerative agriculture is a must. If
any of these situations seem interesting, please write to us and
we would be happy to discuss it further and answer any questions.
Please mail your letter to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

NEW YORK

LONG TERM CARETAKER / PROPERTY MANAGER wanted for a 4,000 acre
timber and hunting preserve in the Adirondacks. The job includes
cabin and road maintenance, rental and general property
management, equipment maintenance, property monitoring, and
ideally timber operations. The owner is sustainable forestry and
conservation oriented. The caretakers must be in good health,
enjoy working in rough terrain, and have experience living in the
woods. Five plus years of heavy equipment or logging experience a
must; hunting or forestry background a plus. Compensation will be
consistent with the region, in the form of on-site living (1,600+
sq ft cabin) and salary. The preserve is located in Chesterfield,
NY: mountain peaks, streams, and water frontage on a large pond.
References and background check required. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ESTATE MANAGER needed ASAP in Great Neck. Responsibilities will
include the day-to-day running of the residence to maintain
standards and efficiency, identifying maintenance and repair
projects, scheduling and supervision of household installations,
trades and vendors for interior and exterior elements, seasonal
projects, maintaining and budgeting total property expenses
including third-party expenses, taxes, utilities, etc. calendar
management, coordinate and assisting with event planning, manage
and monitor household inventories, kitchen pantries, household
budgets and staff payrolls, 24 hours emergency response and
maintaining security of the property, regular work progress
reporting, expense reporting and general close communication with
principals, social event organization and supervision,
supervision of the household staff, opening and organizing of
household mail, scheduling vehicle maintenance and car washes,
and handling of special requests and related duties as needed.
This job requires a minimum of ten years experience working
full-time in private service with experience in hands-on
household work and knowledge of all areas of property management.
Salary will vary depending on experience. There is a possibility
of sponsorship for foreign candidates. Please email your resume
and references and mention that you are applying for Position
Number "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

MANAGER/CARETAKER WANTED. An animal shelter with a "no kill"
charter in upstate NY seeks a caring, creative, organized,
experienced person/couple with multiple skills to manage, hire,
oversee, repair, groom, do a little of everything to keep
residents safe and happy. Please email your resume and
requirements to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." with
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." in the Subject Line.
Thanks.

NEW ZEALAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is New Zealand's number one tourist
destination and we are offering two people the amazing
opportunity to spend some time here, right in Fiordland National
Park. We are offering food and accommodation in exchange for four
hours a day help in turning over the lodge (making beds, cleaning
and other odd jobs). Milford is extremely remote and unique but
most of all beautiful! This is for an immediate start only and a
minimum stay of 10 days. If you are available now please call us
at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers." with your phone
number. We look forward to hearing from you.

WE NEED HELP WITH CLEANING. Would you fancy working in Hanmer
Springs? Hanmer Springs is a small town in the Canterbury region
of the South Island of New Zealand. We are looking for some help
over the summer period. Our campground is nestled in the forest
about one kilometer from the hot pools in Hanmer Springs. It is a
small quiet site and we are looking for someone to help with
cleaning and a bit of light gardening, etc. We can offer you
accommodation with free washing facilities and Wi-Fi in return
for 14 hours per week each. If you are interested please send an
email to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

NICARAGUA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. My name is Celine, a 29-year-old French lady
who is living near the city of Leon, Nicaragua. I would like to
tell you a little story, so pay attention please: I have
purchased land in a little authentic fishing and surfing village
in Nicaragua called Jiquilillo, in order to start a non-profit
project for children and teenagers. This village is beautiful. I
bought some land and I would like to build a playground area and
an art school. Currently everything is in process, the more help
I get, the faster we'll be, and obviously the sooner my social
non-profit project will be done. It is not an organization. I am
doing everything on my own. I have a lot of ideas in mind but I
need people to make them real. It would be great to get some
construction workers with experience, carpenters, painters, etc.
and naturally some engineers. Child lovers with no experience are
also welcome. My idea is that every single child develops his/her
creativity, imagination, etc. to give them a chance to learn art,
painting, languages, jewelry making, dancing, playing
instruments, circus stuff, cooking and many other things, that
are totally possible to learn in another country but not here. I
would like to give them a place where they could play freely,
learn skating, climbing on a bouldering wall, play ping pong and
table football, as extra activities after school, as they have
plenty of time and expect to make the most of it. I first need
volunteers who are able to help me to build a concrete skate
bowl, a wooden climbing bouldering wall, a ping pong table and
many other games. Also, renovate an eleven meter long school bus
which actually will be the volunteering place initially. The bus
will consist of a five bed sleeping area, and another area for a
kitchen shared with a table and some seats. Work will consist in
painting the interior part of the bus and install all the
facilities. Currently, there is just a toilet and a shower and an
open rancho where a campsite can be placed, with hammocks, a gas
cooker, seats, etc. Naturally you must be a nature lover. It is
all I can provide now because everything needs to be built, but
once the construction is finished, it would be a lovely, colorful
and artistic place where everyone will be welcome. Once the bus
is done, volunteers will be given shelter in exchange to 3/4
every day hours giving language, art, and yoga classes. The place
offers lots of opportunities for the volunteers during their free
time such as surfing, climbing volcanoes, fishing, etc. so, if
you are an adventurous traveler who feels like helping me to give
a better future for the children, I can offer you a place to stay
if you give me a hand with the project and make a better world.
Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

NORTH DAKOTA

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP with roundups in south central North
Dakota. Will need to fix fence, doctor, feeding some,
administering shots, and miscellaneous chores. This could be
possibly long-term for the right person. House provided. To
apply, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

NORWAY

INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? On an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, our
collective is for anyone keen to learn, share ideas, and work
hard. We are building a sailboat and when she is finished (we aim
for late 2013), we want to sail the world, visiting other
eco-villages, collecting knowledge and traveling in the most
eco-friendly way possible. Anyone who helps us out will have the
chance to join our crew. We also work on the farm, building up
the infrastructure to create a stable base for our community. We
live with our dog, the farm cat and some (very) free-range
chickens. We keep bees and make jam; this year we harvested our
first crop of potatoes and planted next seasons raspberries.
Eventually we hope to grow all our food. We want to create a
place that will continue to flourish, where crops, thoughts,
adventures, and of course boats, can grow! We ask for a minimum
commitment of thirty days, with a week-long trial period. We
welcome anyone as long as you are happy to work hard and help out
where needed. There are enough beds for eight volunteers and the
schedule is Monday to Friday, with approximately eight to nine
hours of work a day. Please bring your pets if you can! Boat work
is predominantly during the winter and jobs include welding the
deck, installing the engine, sewing the sails, constructing the
mast and fitting the interior. If you have any particular skills
in these areas, please let us know. On the farm you may be asked
to do anything from plowing and harvesting to jam making, roof
building, beekeeping, digging, painting, or grinding the barley
for our morning porridge. It is guaranteed that you will be asked
to cook; our diet is vegetarian and we try to eat only seasonal
food, grown as locally as possible. On the weekends there are
forests and mountains to explore, and we have skis, tents and
bikes available for those who want to go adventuring. Come help
us out and join our tribe of sea-gypsies! Please send an email to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." explaining why you would
be interested in our community and please place this in Capital
Letters in the Subject Line: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." so we know you have been reading our description
here. Thanks.

OHIO

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED at the Toledo Botanical Garden. You
will be responsible for security, maintenance, and visitor
services support. Please mail your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." We are an equal
opportunity employer.

A NOVELTY, OH FAMILY seeks a full-time live-out Housekeeper for
their home and family that consists of two older teens and a
loveable dog. This really nice family has a large, beautiful home
filled with priceless possessions; they need someone with
experience in caring for upscale homes and possessions.
Responsibilities will include general and detailed housecleaning,
organization of supplies and closets, errands, clothing care, and
possibly some assistance in serving at dinner parties. Must know
how to care for marble, granite, crystal, silver, etc. They
employ a laundry person as well as other staff employed. No
smoking. Sunday and Monday off. Hours Tuesday through Thursday
11am to 8pm. Friday 9am to 5pm. and Saturday 11am to 4pm. Salary
to $60,000 and includes benefits. If interested, please submit a
resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

OKLAHOMA

TOP RANCH FOREMAN WANTED to maintain my ranch in Osage County,
Oklahoma and take care of steers, winter and summer. Applicants
need to be 40+ years old. Please reply to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

RANCH HAND WANTED. Must be responsible with long time experience
in cow/calf and ranch operations. The location is in northern
Oklahoma. Current and past long-term, solid work references
required. Qualified applicants only. Please send applications to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MOBILE HOME PARK MANAGER needed in the Oklahoma City area. This
is an excellent employment opportunity for a suitable couple to
manage a mobile home community in the Oklahoma City metropolitan
area. Duties include collecting, depositing rents, coordinating
move inspections/evictions, RV rentals, home purchases, enforcing
park rules and overall management and maintenance of mobile home
communities. Bilingual in Spanish and English will be a plus. We
are looking to fill this position immediately. Compensation will
be a salary, plus housing and commissions. Please fax your resume
to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers." We are an equal
opportunity employer.

OREGON

DO YOU LOVE PEOPLE AND HOSPITALITY, the outdoor Western life
style as well as rural living in a breathtaking spot?  If so, our
small destination Oregon Inn is looking for a mature couple and
possibly one other person to help run our seasonal business. We
specialize in "glamping" in authentic tipis along with a small
restaurant. We have many wonderful reviews! Successful applicants
will be hands-on in all phases of our business and are those who
possess most (if not all) of the following: extroverts who love
hospitality, are service and detail oriented, team players with
strong time management skills, able to cheerfully anticipate
guest needs, have some culinary experience/foodies, strong
cleaning skills, are computer savvy, with photography adobe
Photoshop helpful. Must be non-smoking and problem solving.
Couples or singles with experience and no children or pets
preferred. In return we offer a monthly stipend, tips, RV housing
(or bring yours), day off, all living expenses plus many other
perks. Please reply to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

LOOKING FOR HONEST, experienced, responsible husband and wife
duo, to caretake our two vacation rentals in beautiful Brookings,
OR by the ocean, March 2014 through October 2014. Any additional
hours would be compensated by an hourly wage. We would provide a
place for your newer RV on site, including water, sewer, garbage
and electric in exchange for 15 hours work per person, each week.
Her duties would include cleaning two homes at least weekly
during busy season and greet guests. He would use our riding
lawnmower and maintain lawns and general light maintenance as
assigned. Ideal employees would be in good health, good with
people, and who would like to spend their spring and summers in a
beautiful but mild climate. Please email us at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

PENNSYLVANIA

PART-TIME GROUNDSKEEPER/HANDYMAN WANTED in Bucks County. Large
acre, non-working farm needs responsible, skilled person to
maintain grounds, service pool, perform house repairs and
coordinate with repair and service people. Must be responsible,
knowledgeable and have excellent communications skills.
Experience with construction/electrical/plumbing and/or carpentry
a plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience and
abilities. Please email me at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a large estate in Bucks County,
Pennsylvania, midway between Philadelphia and New York City.
Duties include landscaping maintenance, housekeeping, minor
farming, and animal care, lawn and pool maintenance. Benefits
include health and dental insurance, an apartment, auto, and
vacation. Must have experience. Salaries negotiable. Please send
your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

A GLADWYNE, PENNSYLVANIA JEWISH FAMILY seeks a couple for their
new casual home. The family includes four children ages 13, 11,
7, and 4, but no pets. This is an outstanding family with a
history of keeping staff for a long time. You will be replacing
an employee who was with them for six years because of their move
to a new, larger home. They have also employed a full-time nanny
for the past 11 years. Responsibilities of this position includes
healthy meal preparations, menu planning, serving, and clean-up;
all housecleaning; chauffeuring of children; running errands;
laundry and ironing; gardening; home security; some record
keeping; decorating for parties; caring for guests; organization
of closets and supplies; and caring for marble, antiques,
paintings, interior windows, crystal, metals, the spa, and other
high-end items requiring specific knowledge. They will not accept
smokers and offer Sundays and Mondays off. They will train you on
how to do kosher cooking. Previous experience working in a home
of wealth or equivalent in professional training is required.
Salary commensurate to skills (up to $110,000) and experience and
includes a 1,058 sq. ft. apartment with private entrance as well
as half contribution towards health insurance, six paid holidays,
and two weeks' paid vacation each year. If interested, please
submit a resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

PERU

LODGE VOLUNTEERS WANTED. Our lodge is in the Inca town of
Ollantaytambo, gateway to Machu Picchu in the Sacred Valley of
Cusco, Peru. It is a small (eight rooms) quality Bed and
Breakfast located in the pedestrian Inka streets of the village.
We currently are looking for responsible help; can be a couple or
a single person. We do work exchange with responsible, tidy
people who help with reception, breakfasts, checking rooms,
sometimes answering email, luggage pick-up and other work as
required. 30 hours a week in return for Bed and Breakfast. We
also supply lunch most days. Accommodation is in nice hotel rooms
with private bath. A key element of the job is to empower local
staff with regard to speaking English as well as computer and
administrative skills. One thing to realize is that working hours
usually include Sundays, when local staff prefer to be with their
families. We prefer to work with long term volunteers, preferably
three months or more, though we will consider shorter term stays
of two months for well-qualified helpers or at certain times. You
must speak some Spanish and fluent English, be personable, tidy
and have good attention to detail. It doesn't cost much to live
here if you are on a budget. We are also interested in people
with carpentry, maintenance, gardening and marketing skills,
preferably as part of the long-term help. You must be
hard-working and enthusiastic like us! To learn more and to
contact us, please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

PORTUGAL

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an Eco-project
and Open Learning centre, a project from the Happiness Everywhere
association. Tribodar is born out of a dream of reconnecting with
nature and ourselves, to share knowledge and experience with each
other, and to live a sustainable life. We receive volunteers and
guests from all over the world, who come to help in the creation
of this project, and to participate in our open
learning/non-formal education activities. Permaculture including
natural building, natural gardening, food forest and healing are
our main focuses. We have activities on a regular basis such as
meditation, yoga, talking circles, improvisations of music and
dance. We are located 3km from Nisa, in the district of
Portalegre in the North Alentejo of Portugal. To learn more and
to see photos, please visit our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

SEYCHELLES 

URGENT! Looking to hire a caretaker couple for six months in
Seychelles - gardening, maintaining the place, paying the
utilities bills, and making sure it is secure. Free board - just
take care of the place, serious, reliable and experienced only
please. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." with your resume and pictures.

SOUTH DAKOTA 

LOOKING FOR A TRUSTWORTHY, RELIABLE, clean couple or single
person as a housesitter for my home in Lake Preston, South
Dakota. I have a very nice home, well maintained and fully
furnished. The home has new central heat and air, new windows
siding and roof. The housesitter will be responsible for heating
- which is very efficient natural gas. The house is very
comfortable, with very good covered parking. Located in a small
rural town, quiet and safe with very good services. Brookings, a
college town, is 30 minutes away; and it is 90 minutes to Sioux
Falls. No clutter inside or outside. No storage. The house is
currently for sale. Please call me directly at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

TENNESSEE 

SEEKING CARETAKER, CAREGIVER with Alzheimer credentials, for a
very special octogenarian who still loves having fun, staying
busy, shopping at auctions or antique malls, or working in the
yard. Must like dogs, only one, but also very special (sorry, no
additional pets allowed). A beautiful room, board, and salary
commensurate with skills, will be provided. Non-smoker,
non-drinker, bondable, able to pass thorough background check,
drug test. Clean MVR, as you would be driving her for groceries
and outings. Individual preferred, will consider couple with one
working outside the home. Located in southern middle Tennessee.
Please respond to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." with
resume, references and contact information.

A MEMPHIS HOUSEHOLD is seeking an administrative household
manager to supervise one housecleaner, chef, and caretaker. Other
responsibilities will include being their personal assistant,
taking care of vendors, returns to stores, planning travel
itineraries and managing all the paperwork found in a wealthy
home for national entertainer. You will also be responsible for
planning entertainment affairs for them. To apply please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

TEXAS

CARETAKER NEEDED to take care of a beautiful old ranch house
located out in the country. Person/persons would get to live in a
5,000 square foot house in exchange for $300 a month plus some
upkeep on the house. The upkeep would include painting, chopping
wood, and putting in ceramic tile in kitchen. If you are
interested in being out in the fresh air and drinking pure
underground spring water with no pollution and no city noises
please give me a call at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

THAILAND

VOLUNTEER TO HELP at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are looking
for volunteers who will participate with their heart, are
motivated and willing to help! Volunteering for us is an
opportunity to integrate with authentic northern Thai culture and
looking for people who are open minded and interested in learning
the Thai ways of life. These are some of the responsibilities you
might have as our volunteer: help with eco project at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, organic orchards gardening, general
maintenance, cooking, shopping, building and making an art
project. We need you to be willing and able to take on any work
we might have for you! Don't worry! It's not too much work every
day. Just give us your free hands. You will have your own free
times. Volunteers must understand the rules and adapt quickly to
the variety of tasks they may be responsible for. Please contact
us for more details at Skype: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." in Thailand.

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER(S) (couples and groups
also welcome) to work at our dog centre in Bang Saphan, Thailand
for one year (we will still accept people for shorter stays of
course). We are a small dog rescue centre which cares for 50 plus
dogs at our centre and around fifty more at a local temple. We
aim to have these dogs adopted within months of their arrival
unless they have medical problems, in which case we would keep
them at the centre and care for them. We also neuter and treat
local street dogs. You would be given your own accommodation
(this is only available if you can commit for more than six
months) for a year in exchange for helping us in our effort to
have all of our dogs adopted within the year and eventually close
the centre. Your day-to-day work will include helping with
adoptions (spreading awareness), treating and caring for the dogs
(feeding, cleaning etc), helping with rescues and fundraising.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will still exist once the centre dogs
have been adopted but we will only treat and care for the dogs at
the temple and on the street beyond this point. Bang Saphan is a
well hidden secret and we want to keep it that way except for
volunteers who appreciate the natural beauty of Thailand and a
peaceful harmonious place to stay that makes you think of
paradise. If you would like to come and volunteer with us we will
help you organize your trip. We can arrange transportation to the
area, advise you on flights, supply information about where to
eat and what is good for trips, etc. We don't charge you for
coming to volunteer; we just appreciate your help. Please read
the thoughts of past volunteers at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

VIRGINIA

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK needed for a Central Virginia residence.
Experienced only need apply. Housing and benefits included. A
driver's license is required. To apply, please fax
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

WASHINGTON

SEEKING a mature and professional resident management couple with
at least three to five years of management experience of Inn
Keeping experience. This is a hands-on position to operate and
manage a small motel in the beautiful San Juan Islands of
Washington State. We are looking for a hardworking, honest couple
to assume the full-time management of our motel - manage a small
staff, oversee the front office, reservations, housekeeping, pool
care and light maintenance. Compensation includes salary (depends
on experience), a one-bedroom apartment with utilities. For a
full job description please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." You can email or fax your resume and references.
Our fax is "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED, RESPONSIBLE Assistant Estate/Farm Manager
to help care for a 400+ acre gentleman's estate in Western
Washington. This is a full-time position to support the Estate
Manager in planning, directing and coordinating the operations of
the estate, which includes several houses, barns, indoor arena,
grounds, roads, fences and all structures on the property. Duties
include directing the work of staff; maintaining and repairing
equipment; maintaining landscaping, lawns and orchards; caring
for livestock (horses, cows, chickens, pigs); maintaining pool,
hot tub, fountains, reflecting ponds, etc. If a couple is hired,
the spouse could assist with animal care or landscaping. This is
a long-term position; applicants must be non-smoking, and
drug-free. A background investigation will be done. A driver's
license and references are required. Salary commensurate with
experience. Please submit your cover letter and resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

WORK EXCHANGE available near Sedro Woolley.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a cooperative home, education
center and retreat welcoming individuals, couples and families to
bring their skills, knowledge, interests and joys to share. We
are looking for people who are pleasant to be around and are
pretty flexible, hard working and diligent. You're quite capable
of doing a project for several hours by yourself, and you even
have a sense of pride in making the quality of your work as good
as it can be! You would love to be learning, working and living
in a beautiful country spot. Being isolated from the city sounds
like heaven and while you may be quiet, you basically like people
and enjoy the social opportunities of living in community, too.
Maybe you have a skill to teach us, or you're hungry to learn one
of our skills! We love exchanging information and skills. Our
place sits on a hill overlooking the Skagit River and Valley,
five miles east of Sedro-Woolley towards the North Cascades. The
house proper is gigantic, measuring in at about 8,600 square
feet, and has many varieties of spaces available for individual
and community needs. Our sauna is up and running and we have a
solar heated outdoor bathing area (as well as indoor bathrooms).
We have a flock of chickens, goats, pigs, and gardens. There's a
lot of opportunity to learn about and practice permaculture. We
have plenty of outdoor and indoor projects we can use help with
depending on interests and experience. Much of the help we need
involves physical labor, such as gardening, planting, firewood
cutting etc, but we try to keep it at a pace that respects our
bodies. We also try to keep the work interesting and relevant to
peoples' interests to build on life skills. For working 30 hours
a week we will provide you with a bed and good, healthy food
that's 80% raised here or organic. We can organize your hours in
a variety of ways as suits your schedule and needs. In addition,
everyone here pitches in with meal preparation and cleanup, and
helping to keep common areas clean. There are lots of sleeping
spaces in various configurations. Depending on the number of
people there may be a private room, shared room, or dorm style
sleeping. It's a fun, friendly household -- come join us for a
while. To learn more, please visit our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in a rustic resort and retreat center in the
San Juan Islands. Your primary job functions might include but
are not limited to weeding, care and maintenance of landscaped
areas, maintenance and development of campsites and trails, and
general grounds work. Opportunities exist to get involved in a
variety of different projects depending on your skill level and
the needs of the resort. Some priority projects include
harvesting and utilizing driftwood and other natural materials
from the resort property for landscaping purposes, driftwood and
cedar fence building, and preparation for our annual summer music
festival. For 30 hours of work per week you will receive a weekly
stipend of $100 for use in our Cafe and Store (credit - not
cash). While in season, produce may be available to you if
harvests permit. You will work 30 hours per week with four to
five days on and two to three consecutive days off. We offer free
accommodations, mostly ground camping in "Tent City." In the
colder months a rustic shared cabin will be provided. You will
need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, bedding, etc. The stay
is a minimum of three weeks and up to three months. The first two
weeks are a trial period. If interested, please fax your info to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

WEST VIRGINIA

CARETAKER WANTED for a 300-acre mountaintop
property/home/wilderness camp in Virginia/West Virginia.
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." is a non-profit
organization that provides wilderness adventure programs for
disadvantaged children. We are seeking an individual or couple
for a non-salaried caretaking position through May, 2014 with the
option to extend your stay. Minimal caretaking duties while the
camp is closed and the owners are away. References/background
check required. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

WYOMING

SNOWED-IN ALPINE WILDERNESS RANCH at 8,200 feet, 50 miles north
of Pinedale, Wyoming, 22 miles from nearest plowed road, needs a
caretaker. Various length stints are available through June 1.
Gorgeous scenery, rich wildlife, indoor plumbing, home-generated
electricity, wood heating, radio-telephone and satellite
internet. Electrical and mechanical savvy a plus. See
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for pictures.
Responsibilities: 1) be there, 2) keep water running, 3) monitor
weather station, 4) feed cat, 5) shovel roof if snow exceeds two
feet. No pay, but we supply food, fuels and "utilities".
Snowmobile not provided. References required. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

HELP WANTED on a southeastern Wyoming Cow/Calf Ranch. Needs
experienced, dependable help to do general ranch work. Salary
will depend on experience. Please send your resume, a list of
references and your contact information to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

A REMOTE LODGE in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming is looking
for help. A single person or couple is OK. Maintenance, snow
removal, kitchen, housekeeping are included in the varied duties.
The property is only accessible by an over-the-snow vehicle in
the winter. Base pay plus room and board provided. Can start
immediately. To apply, please email your resume and references to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE NEEDED IMMEDIATELY in the
Buffalo/Sheridan area. A working ranch near the Big Horns has an
immediate need for a full-time Domestic Couple (husband and wife
team) to live on-site and provide housekeeping, cooking/serving,
grounds keeping/gardening, general maintenance/repairs to the
owner's home, five self-sufficient guest cottages, indoor pool,
vehicles, etc. Mechanical aptitude is important as well as
computer literacy. Candidates should be fit, healthy and flexible
to travel. Should have a cheerful, upbeat disposition and
experience dealing with guests. A competitive compensation
package including living accommodations and benefits will be
provided. Serious inquiries only. References required. Please
contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Family in Upstate NY looking for a change. Would love to live on
your farm/estate in exchange for gardening, cleaning, cooking,
canning, animal, lawn-care, and friendship. Homeschooling,
drama-free and honest. Rare bunch who stand for faith, family and
music. Hardworking. 50 excellent references tomorrow. Must love
children. Upstate NY area preferred, but not exclusive. You'll
love us, I promise! "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Retired RN seeking year-round caretaker position in the
Reno/Tahoe area. Responsible, quiet and organized. Gourmet cook
if requested. Ranch and horse care experience! Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

In or near Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, or Cleveland, this
former owner/landlord of a Giant Old House and B&B Purveyor,
seeks an average to unique placement. My skill arenas also
include: history, gardens, pruning, landscaping, writing,
editing, food, clothing, costuming, research,
non-profit/community, computers, maps, organizing, holistic
health, driving, decor/interior design, and stage performing. I'm
a non-drinking female aged 39 who hails from Oberlin Ohio, and
has lived in Boston for two decades. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." with questions and for
references.

Responsible, trustworthy, amazing young couple looking for a
long-term caretaker/housesitting position in Los Angeles area. He
works in security for Aerospace in Los Angeles and is a super
handyman/computer geek. She manages her family's Beverly Hills
restaurant and is exceptional with management and organization.
They love kids and pets, young and old. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Organic gardener caretaker security. Landscape maintenance,
animal care, whatever is needed to keep your property functional
and productive. Highly responsible, good communicator, self
motivated, able to listen and follow directions. 54, non-smoker,
drug-free, and in good health. Prefer the Western part of the
USA. Reliable non-4wheel drive vehicle. One spayed female outside
cat to help keep any rodent problems under control. Previous
Caretaker experience. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Couple available for house-sitting in the Latin Americas. Please
visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mature Female with an MA in business from NYU and a background in
architecture, home maintenance and personal assistant work is
looking for a three month+ position at a Florida residence ASAP.
References and more information upon request. Please contact me
by email at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Responsible and Organized Male seeking a caretaking and/or
culinary opportunity. In-depth knowledge and experience with Bed
& Breakfast Hospitality, cooking, catering, event planning,
estate management, and caring for domestic animals. I am healthy,
no drugs and non-smoking. Reside in California, but willing to
relocate. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Mature, responsible professional woman looking to house sit in
the Boston Area all or part of the summer. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." to discuss options.
Flexible and open to location and time.

England, Ireland and Western Europe: Mature professional couple
seeks house sitting position beginning in June, 2014.
Trustworthy, capable, energetic and reliable. None smokers. Can
successfully manage pet and plant care, as well as cleaning,
gardening, lawn care maintenance and minor house repairs. Wife
can converse in English, Spanish, French and German. Please
contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." for additional
information and references.

Retired veterinarian available for house and/or pet-sitting in
the Triangle area of North Carolina. Open to relocating in March
for the right long-term position. I am 43, female, and divorced.
I do not drink, smoke, or entertain, and I am responsible, clean,
and quiet. If a live-in opportunity arises, I come with three
elderly indoor cats and lots of skills. Please contact me at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for more information.
Thank you!

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I am a single male with much
knowledge and experience in most areas of Commercial, Residential
maintenance and Estate Caretaker. I will give you "Professional"
quality work. Can oversee if needed. I bring much to the table. I
am honest, conscientious, and reliable. Have served the same
family for 16+ years. In need of change, hopefully to the
Southern California or Central Florida areas. Will need a salary,
separate living space, internet access, and some notice for
leaving current position. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." Thank you for your interest.

Responsible bi-lingual married couple of 12 years (Chris and Alba
Williams) seeking a full-time position as caretakers for an
estate, retreat, or hunting resort. Enjoy outdoor work and
recreation. Chris is experienced in all activities of farm and
landscaping, including heavy equipment, hardscape, stone work,
lawn care herbicide and pesticide application, as well as crew
management. Knowledgeable about many aspects of construction and
able to coordinate activities between the homeowner and
contractor. Detail oriented. Accustomed to being in positions of
responsibility; self-motivated, and able to set goals and achieve
them without direct supervision. Very alert to any needed
maintenance and environmental issues. Able to maintain and
protect the environmental beauty of the property. Exceptional
work ethic. Alba is experienced in domestic, childcare, and farm
work, including supervision. Please email me at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." References provided upon
request.

Part-Time Caretaking for Reduced Rent! You receive my caretaking
services for up to six (6) hours a week; while I receive a
private bedroom for a reduced rent. You also get my positive
attitude, high level of detail, great listening skills, respect
for your privacy, and my desire to always find a better solution.
Partial list of skills: Air or Water filter replacement, sorting
and forwarding mail, cleaning pool/spa/waterfall, securing
doors/gates, watering, mowing, driving, programming of
sprinklers/home-entertainment, managing contractors, escorting
visitors, and patrolling the property on foot (I love to walk and
hike!!). I bring basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, travel
and amateur radio, with advanced knowledge of electronics. I am a
Computer Professional working from home, using high-speed
Internet and mobile phone. 39-year-old male, very good health,
non-smoker, great with pets, clean driving and background
records, self-motivated, US citizen with valid passport, fluent
English (learning French). Now available anywhere in North
America or Europe, preferably long-term. Please contact Josh at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Colorado Caretaking Couple, married 34 years, husband retired Law
Enforcement 32 years, wife retired with 32 years management
experience, seeking remote house, ranch, off-grid site, or bugout
location in Colorado to provide security, pet care, light
maintenance, we have our own long term food and supplies,
outdoors and animal lovers, with no pets of our own,
non-drinkers, non-smokers, just healthy eaters. Please contact us
at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Work opportunity sought by mid 30's healthy female. Skills
include horse and farm animal caretaking, housekeeping/laundry,
gardening, cook healthy meals, Certified/licensed esthetician and
swim teacher. I'm trustworthy, hardworking and can be very
creative. (Mostly) quiet and (always) clean environment a must.
Rural living conditions preferred, will consider living in a
city. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Experienced Carpenter looking for a paid Caretaker position in
the northeastern US. I am an old fashioned (old school) carpenter
who can do it all. Experienced in buying and selling land to
digging all the holes, building the foundation, setting, building
and trimming the house through to the last ridge cap and shingle
on the roof. I know how to do it all. A working knowledge of
electric, HAVC, hydraulics, equipment repairs, pools, lawns,
flowers and shrubs. I have been a landlord for 30 years and have
maintained a number of income properties for myself and other
landlords. I am a pet owner and have cared for and love animals
of all kinds. Please contact me at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Professional Organizer / Personal Executive / Travel Assistant
available to assist you with business or pleasure trips, moving
in/out of your homes, organizing your overseas estates, in-flight
escorting of children or elderly, and housesitting. I am a fit,
friendly, responsible Canadian, have traveled to 20 countries and
am looking for a new career direction after 10+ years running my
Professional Organizing business. I have 12+ years experience as
a personal assistant and speak some German. Flexible, capable and
trustworthy. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

In home care for adult and elderly. Have 10 years in home
caregiving experience, 30 years experience as practitioner in
wholistic herbal, dietary and cooking (traditional, vegan and
Ayurvedic), Art Therapy, Yoga and meditation, and can assist with
general household assistance. Warm climates only. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Talented, Trustworthy, Mature Couple. Years of experience in
electric, plumbing, building. (Commercial and residential) with
knowledge of organic standards. Large and small pet care. House
management, cooking and baking. Looking for property security,
management and maintenance, live in or out. Areas preferred,
Western Washington and Oregon. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

Ranch/farm management position wanted. I have experience with all
types of livestock. Strong skills in animal health, nutrition,
marketing and business management. Experience with forage
production, grazing management and irrigation. I am
self-motivated, observant and respectful.  Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mature, responsible, locally employed couple is seeking a
long-term caretaking/estate management opportunity on the west
side of the Big Island of Hawaii. We have an extensive background
in hospitality, F/B, guest service and resort management. This
includes building/grounds maintenance, housekeeping, equipment
operation and security/law enforcement. We have managed multiple
employees and supervised contractors on major construction
projects. We are animal lovers and have experience caretaking
pets and livestock. We have excellent references, and are able to
pass a background check. Most of all we are loyal, trustworthy
and live with Aloha. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

California Bay Area, Professional Property and Maintenance
Manager. I seek long-term employment with an estate or ranch
property, I have over 30 years of experience managing large
properties as a maintenance manager for a non-profit and have
managed the housekeeping departments in hospitals. I have college
degrees, one in Building and Maintenance and the other in
Hospital Environmental Services Management. Extensive managerial
experience that includes establishing, implementing, and
maintaining property budgets, maintenance programs and
housekeeping tasks. Energetic, personable man of discretion with
integrity, intelligence, a positive attitude, an intuitive
nature, an eye for details and style with great personal skills,
computer knowledge, and organizational abilities. Will work with
property personnel and vendors or hands on to make sure the home
is run fluidly. Willing to travel if necessary. Please email me
at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Responsible middle-aged woman seeks position as a live-in English
language (TESOL/TEFL trained) tutor in Europe, beginning in March
2014, in exchange for a room and meals. Fluent in both American
and British English. References available from the U.S. and the
U.K. Please email me at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Quiet single male is seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in Austin, Texas. I have handyman,
maintenance and technical skills and am very good at fixing
things. I have experience with hospitality, pet care, gardening
and landscaping. I will consider all types of housing. No kids,
pets, smoking, drinking, or drugs. Excellent references can be
provided. Please email me at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." Thank you.

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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is for sale. Although the property is for
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I NEED A RELIABLE HOUSESITTER who likes cats to stay in my Fairfield County home from July 15 through December 31, 2017. I have three well-mannered cats to care for and am searching for a true cat-lover. This is a rent-free position, with no salary. You must have good references. Please email xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com and let me know why you would make a great house/cat-sitter here. Thanks.



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