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THIS IS OUR 193rd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983          Volume 33, Number 1      
January/February 2015        ISSN 1074-3642                  
             
HIGHLIGHTS
-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 30 states
and 27 countries
-Caretaker Profile
A Property Owner's Story: Mining for Fool's Gold 
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) needs a volunteer Park
Host from March 1 through October 31, 2015. Volunteer duties will
include visitor assistance, and remaining friendly and
accommodating at all times. Check bathrooms frequently and clean
when necessary, restock toilet paper and hand towels. Pick up any
litter and empty garbage cans. Check play grounds 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 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 recycling program and special
projects lead by Park Rangers. Hosts are required to work
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week. At sunset, patrol
day use area to make sure all day use visitors have vacated the
park. While on your shift you are required to stay overnight in
the park, but permitted to leave periodically throughout the day
to run errands after approval from Ranger Staff. A criminal
background check is required. Hosts are provided a full service
RV campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included. Please
apply at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)

ALASKA

RVING VOLUNTEER PARK HOST needed from May 15 to September 15,
2015, east of Fairbanks. The Park Host will have duties with
visitor assistance, landscaping, litter pickup, mowing and
maintenance of bulletin boards.  Duties include assisting
visitors by providing park/recreation information and
distributing Title 36, park maps, and other informational
handouts. The volunteers will assist the Ranger staff with a wide
variety of other duties throughout the season, although small
changes are made based on when the thaw comes to interior Alaska.
Volunteers are provided a full service campsite, including RV
electric hook-up, water, and sewer in return for providing 24 -
30 hours a week of volunteer service. Please apply online through
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

ARIZONA 

EQUINE RANCH Management/Caretaker job available in the North
Scottsdale/Cave Creek area. This is a full-time, salary position
at an Arabian horse ranch. The work is six days a week starting
at 7am sharp taking care of 35+ show horses and maintaining the
barn and grounds. Daily duties include mucking stalls, feeding
three times a day, raking drive ways and arenas and keeping the
barn area tidy. Additional duties may include turning horses out
and blanketing horses at night, and assisting our trainer with
various things (clipping, bathing, etc.). There is a clean one
bedroom trailer with shower/kitchen on site if you need
accommodations. Please call our Farm Manager at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) if you are interested. We
are looking for a responsible, hard-working individual who we can
count on to be on time. Thank you!

NEED A CARETAKER, groundskeeper to live on sight in Golden
Valley, Mohave County, near Kingman, AZ. You need an RV, thirty
foot maximum. Your RV must be newer and run on its own power. You
must have income, as this is a no pay position. You get full RV
hook ups. No Wi-Fi, no cable, although both are available. Duties
include groundskeeping, pruning when needed, weeding, bug
control, keeping the area clean, and feeding three cats (they
keep the bad things away). This is a two acre private home with
three RV spaces for rent. You must be able to work 15 hours a
week and be able to do light repairs as needed. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

WORKERS ARE NEEDED year around. I have a working cattle and dude
ranch in the high desert in Arizona, with two lakes, a
campground, B&B, horse and cattle pastures, barns, miles of fence
line, kennels, irrigation, organic gardens, fruit trees and a
running river. Chores would include any or all of the above.
Garden chores start in April. During the spring and summer there
is a vast amount of yard work at the ranch and lake. Suggested
stay starts at two weeks, then one month or longer. There are
separate accommodations, three bedrooms with 1.5 bath, full
kitchen etc. This is a remote location and you will need your own
transportation or I can pick you up in Prescott or the nearest
town. No children or pets. There is a lot of organic meat,
veggies and pizza, so whatever you like. Vegetarians are welcome
when our gardens are producing. We are on well water. You can
horseback ride, fish, swim, boat, hunt, hike, gold pan or go to
an old western bar down the road. The nearest big town is 45
minutes away. We are surrounded by ranches and mountains. We work
six to eight hour days, with two days off. We play hard. Please
send your resume or questions to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and please check our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

LONG-TERM, HOUSESITTER needed for my beautiful three bedroom/two
bath home just outside of Phoenix, starting January 1, 2015. I
had advertised last month, but the housesitter I selected just
backed out because of an injury. I have a small private house,
including utilities, which is offered in exchange for watering
the plants and feeding and taking care of my 11-year-old cat. You
must be a non-smoking individual or couple. Please - no kids,
other pets, alcohol, drugs, or other bad habits. For more
information, please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and explain why you would be the best person(s) for
this. Thanks.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hi Gary, thanks for your assistance in placing my
housesitter-wanted ad in your email updates. We've had eight
responses so far which is amazing. Now all we have to do is
decide who to choose! I have never placed an ad before so am
thrilled to get so many responses - thanks again. Kind regards,
Juliette C., London, England
 
Thank you Juliette. I appreciate your letting us know that your
housesitter wanted ad in the Gazette was successful. It's good
news to hear that you have a list of prospective housesitters
from which to choose. For someone who is in immediate need of a
housesitter or caretaker, our email updates are a good way to
find great candidates quickly.
 
Greetings! I was just browsing through some old issues of The
Caretaker Gazette and realized that it's time to renew my
subscription. Please sign me up for another year. I live part of
the year in Costa Rica and part of the year in Massachusetts. I
am often asked how I managed this enviable situation and I always
tell them it was thanks to The Caretaker Gazette. Once I accepted
that first position in Costa Rica from one of your issues it
opened a lots of doors for me and I've been able to continue this
lifestyle. I love it! Thank you and keep up the good work! Mike
K., Boston, MA
 
Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences, Mike, and
for your nice words about the Gazette. You are very fortunate to
be able to experience the best of both worlds, Costa Rica and New
England. Many of our subscribers have been able to create similar
lifestyles.
 
Wow! What a huge response we've had to the caretaker wanted ad we
ran in your publication! I never dreamed we'd have so many
excellent and experienced people want to come here to help out on
our property. Your publication definitely reaches a huge number
of fine quality people! We were almost overwhelmed with all the
emails from great people to sort through. It's a pleasure to have
so many to choose from but it hasn't been an easy decision. We
finally picked a caretaker who we think will be the best of the
best for our property! Thank you for all your help. We will
recommend you to our friends as a great source for caretakers!
Bill E., Denver, CO

Thank you for your kind words Bill. I'm glad to hear you have had
a positive response to your ad in the Gazette. We have a great
group of qualified subscribers so I'm not surprised that you had
so many great prospective caretakers respond to your ad. Thanks
again and best wishes to you and your new caretaker! 

Dear Gary, as they say, "Better late than never"! After decades I
finally discovered your publication and the wonderful community
of people that are part of it. I have been spinning my wheels
trying to find a position as a housesitter and then on one of my
overseas trips one of your subscribers was kind enough to
introduce me to your publication. It's no exaggeration to say
that it's already changed my life. I know I will find a position
through your great service and I've already met online such a
great group of your subscribers. I'm running a housesitter wanted
ad and I'm ready for wherever this takes me on my housesitting
journey! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Judy L., Oakland, CA
 
Judy, thanks for writing and sharing your experience with The
Caretaker Gazette! I appreciate your enthusiasm. We're glad to
have you as a subscriber and wish you all the best on your
housesitting journey!

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

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CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ARKANSAS

WE ARE A RECENTLY RETIRED COUPLE looking for help with projects
around the property. Some light construction will be involved so
carpentry skills would be helpful. We live on the banks of a
world famous trout stream (White River) in the north central
Ozarks in Arkansas. We have a neat cabin next door to our house
that would be available. Work would involve working alongside my
husband doing improvement projects around the property (fence
building, lean to shed construction, tiki hut building, limb and
brush removal and other outside jobs). We plan on working an
average of 20 or so hours per week depending on the weather. We
will provide lodging in the cabin and a couple of meals a day in
exchange for your help. We have two large dogs and four cats, so
loving animals would be helpful and if we had to be gone for a
short time, you might be asked to care for them. We have
bicycles, canoes and kayaks as this area is ripe with outdoor
opportunities. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) for more information.

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted. Our property is located in Maranoa River
country, 80km south of Mitchell, Queensland (seven hours west of
Brisbane). There is one km of unsealed road to the Main House. We
are a family of four running a cattle, sheep and goat business on
two properties. We travel between the two properties maintaining
stock and infrastructures. We are hoping to secure a couple who
can check waters/dams and start pumps for watering the cattle.
This couple must have some mechanical knowledge, cattle handling
skills and be able to maintain the Homesteads, gardens and lawns.
Being able to ride a motorbike and handle a 4Wheel Drive vehicle
will be an advantage for this position. Fence repairs to maintain
cattle safety is also part of this caretaking position. We
provide accommodation, meat, electricity (with respectful usage),
phone and contract wage. You will have the assistance of others
for property tasks. Most jobs are done as a team. Smoking is
outdoors only. Starting date is December 2014. If interested,
please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) Australia.

SINGLE OR COUPLE REQUIRED for a Collarenebri farming property.
Duties will be 20 hours/week of basic farm work, maintenance and
livestock husbandry in return for a small wage. A three bedroom
house and electricity will be provided. Farm experience and 55+
year-olds preferred. Additional paid farm work is also available.
Interested in this position? If so, please call the Property
Owners at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers).

FARM CARETAKER needed by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) in Corringle Station, Moama NSW. Corringle Station
(2,300 acres) has a permanent live-in position available for a
mature person, located 15 minutes from Echuca. Reporting to the
owner, the key duties and responsibilities of the position are
the maintenance of farm and house areas, including mowing of
laneways and general areas; the maintenance of vehicles and
equipment; Cattle - receiving and dispatching, paddock rotation,
yarding (seasonal); Horses - checking and feeding. An MC driver's
License is an advantage but not essential. The successful
applicant will need to have good communication skills and be able
to work on their own. They will need to be able to work in a safe
and efficient manner at all times. A generous remuneration
package including newly refurbished two bedroom house will be
available to the successful applicant. For more information
please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers).

MAINTENANCE/HOUSEKEEPING COUPLE, needed in Victoria Australia,
starting in December 2014. This is an independent living area for
a couple in a beautiful suburb of Toorak. This beautiful family
of five are seeking a professional couple to provide live in
support in a variety of areas including maintenance, grounds
keeping, cooking, housework and to assist with taking care of
both children and animals. Depending on your area of expertise,
the family will coordinate duties to meet your skills set as well
as some adhoc duties as required to keep this large home
immaculate. Standalone accommodation is provided to allow you to
have a work/life balance outside of your normal hours. To be
successful you and your partner must hold a Vic. Driver's
License, obtain working with children checks, successfully meet
all pre-employment criteria, have experience in a similar role
(highly desired), provide  appropriate work references, have
strong attention to detail, demonstrate ability to work to high
standards, enjoy working with children and animals, and complete
any task assigned without hesitation. Trade qualifications in
relevant areas such as catering, horticulture, childcare or
similar areas will be highly regarded but not essential.  To
apply for this role or for more information please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers).

CARETAKER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers), which is run
by a committee of volunteers to service a local facility. We are
looking for a caretaker who will be responsible for grounds and
building maintenance, cleaning and other general duties.
Residence provided in lieu of 20 hours per week, available with
commencement. Would suit a semi or retired couple. A short order
cook would be an advantage. References are required, and the
caretaker must have or be prepared to get a criminal history
check and Ochre card. For further information and position
descriptions, please call SXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

CARETAKER/GARDENER needed in the Yea Area. Yea is a small town in
Victoria, located 98 kilometers northeast of Melbourne. A
furnished cottage, and power will be supplied. This position
would be suitable for a pensioner. References are required.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) to apply.

CARETAKER REQUIRED at Veresdale, Queensland (10km from
Beaudesert). I need care of my farmhouse, lawns, gardens, and
some animals. Accommodation supplied. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

CARETAKER WANTED. Want to experience the rainy season in remote
Northern Territory. Caretaker wanted to look after a cattle
station homestead complex. Basic pay and amenities provided, but
beautiful scenery and wildlife also, if you are into the outdoors
and adventure. Must be able to handle heat and isolation and
commit for three months, or more if you are bringing a 4WD
vehicle in as you may not be able to get out depending on the
wet. To apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (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. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

FARM VOLUNTEERS needed. You can get experience working in the
gardens and with saving seeds. Volunteer on a very beautiful
place in the Coyo District, behind Spanish Lookout, close to
Aguacate Lagoon. My two farms are bordered on one side by
Mennonite cattle ranches and the other side has a rain forest
reserve. There are animals, horses, cows, dogs and chickens here.
I farm with a tractor and horses. Growing vegetable seeds is the
main focus and I could use up to four workers six days a week.
Food and bed provided in exchange for work. You will be on one of
two farms, working in the greenhouse or gardens and kitchen. I
speak three dialects of German, English, and a little Spanish.
There is no work on Saturdays. I do sustainable farming the old
fashioned way, and enjoy singing and playing instruments. I have
Wi-Fi. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers)

CALIFORNIA

BEAUTIFUL KLAMATH RIVER property in Northern California seeks a
business partner or caretaker. The business partner would help
develop retreat/cabin rental business and share profits. Must be
a carpenter and/or have business experience. Bonus if you have
experience in plumbing or public-interest work. A second rural
property will become part of the business in the future.
Caretaker (different from business partner) would perform
maintenance work in exchange for a place to live and play, and
financial support to grow food if desired. Riverfront property
has garden/farm space, four cabins, telephone, DSL. Near Somes
Bar, CA. Photos available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). To inquire, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

COUPLE NEEDED to permanently manage a small, diversified organic
farm in the Sierra Foothills of northern California. Rockwell
Ranch is a 113-acre property with three acres in active food
production and the remaining acreage in pasture and forest land.
Tasks include infrastructure development and sustainable
production of orchard fruits, wine grapes, vegetables, and
berries. Interested parties should visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) for more info or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

EXPERIENCED INNKEEPER COUPLE needed in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). We are currently looking for a couple to run and
take over a small two room luxury bed-and-breakfast, located two
miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. Our
occupancy runs about 90% full all summer. In conjunction with the
bed-and-breakfast, we have an adjacent vacation home which stays
80 - 90% occupied during our season. As an added attraction, we
also rent original Model A and Model T Ford's for people to drive
in Yosemite National Park. Our season is only from late April to
mid-October. We love running the Inn and enjoy our guests as well
as Yosemite. Unfortunately we are getting older and need to think
about retiring. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

WORK EXCHANGE opportunity available in northern California. This
is a farm four miles inland off the Mendocino Coast. We are in
the early stages of a Permaculture installation and would love
some steady hands to help keep things rolling! Over the last two
years we have been hand digging passive water harvesting
earthworks (swales and ponds) and planting them with diverse food
forests at three locations here on the coast. The response from
the local wildlife has already been radical! We are also in the
process of gathering and breeding hardy, locally adapted plants
and creatures for casual gardeners, homesteaders and backyard
farmers alike (self-seeding annuals, perennial vegetables,
medicinal herbs, fruit trees and bushes, bantam chickens,
Icelandic sheep, and honeybees!). We are on the lookout for
someone who would like to learn and partake in Permaculture
installations here on the Mendocino coast. Short term work trade
initially with long term possibility. Interest and passion are
the most important skill sets but it would be rad if you have
knowledge in any of these areas: animal care (we tend
sheep/chickens), gardening, natural building (cob, rammed earth),
herbal-ism (we grow lots of herbs!), cooking, spinning/knitting
(sheep wool), fermentation/cheese making (all kinds), web page
management (networking), carpentry/electrical, and digging! (lots
of shovel work). Cheers ya'll. We have plenty of tent sites
available underneath giant redwoods as well as a sweet guest room
in the main house for the right fit. There are four of us that
live here full time (two men, one women, one boy). For more info,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers)

BEAUTIFUL 39 ACRE Nonprofit Nature Education Center on the
Mendocino coast is looking for a couple as year-round live-in
lodging managers for overnight guest lodge and campground that
supports education programs. Position available January 2015.
Desire a couple experienced in office management, outreach, guest
services, maintenance and groundskeeping. Must be organized, team
players, flexible, eco-friendly, and enjoy nature. Experience or
interest in environmental education helpful. Lodging provided:
two bedroom house with ocean view plus a living stipend. No pets,
no smoking, references required. Please email resume and request
for more info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers)

FREE RENT AVAILABLE in Modesto if you have an RV. Family
Christian Center is accepting applications for a property
caretaker. You must have your own self-contained RV (camper, 5th
wheel, trailer, motor home ... etc.). We provide a professional
hookup for your RV and you have access to water, sewer, gas and
electric. Your RV will be behind a double gated area in a very
quiet atmosphere. In exchange for free rent you will be the
property caretaker which means providing janitorial service twice
a week for the church buildings and to keep the area organized
and clean. Some yard work will be involved with a riding lawn
mower. For much more information please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) You can also drive by the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) in Modesto to get a better
view.

WINTER CARETAKING POSITION AVAILABLE in the California Sierra
foothills. RV/trailer needed (electricity and water provided. No
sewer hookup). Watch over a secluded 37 acre home and property.
The property is located 65 miles northeast of Sacramento and 100
miles from Reno. Borders two intersecting rivers (gold panning
and fishing); five minutes to Lake Englebright (boating/fishing);
2+ hours to San Francisco; 3+ hours to Hwy 101, the Redwoods and
the Coast. Single or couple only. References, background check
and signed agreement required. Only duty required: Feed one
outdoor cat. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

ARE YOU READY TO LIVE ON A LAKE? Handyman Caretaker Position
available immediately. Retired Couple preferred for this
caretaker position. Must have your own outside income (social
security, pension, dividends, etc.). You will live year-round on
one of the most beautiful pieces of property with 500 feet of
lakefront on Clear Lake, California's largest natural lake, one
of the best bass fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located 21/2
hours north of San Francisco. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) for pictures and more info on the property. You will
care for a four-unit resort on five hundred feet of private beach
that can get busy during the summer Holiday Weekends and several
weeks during summer. Only 15 to 20 minutes to the town of
Clearlake (Safeway and Wal-Mart) but far enough away to give you
the most peaceful and quiet setting. Nonsmokers, no drugs, no
alcohol and no dogs. Must have good handyman and landscaping
skills and be in good health and physical condition. This is
ideal if you are the type of person who likes to keep busy each
day and especially on your own time schedule. You will be given a
750 square foot rustic one-bedroom log cabin (only suitable for a
couple), located fifty feet from the beach and dock, utility
allowance up to $100, and a minimum monthly salary of $500
depending on your skills and your qualifications. If you would
like to live on five private acres without major expenses such as
a mortgage and insurance, this is the place. Single individuals
need not apply. Interviews will be conducted first on the
telephone and then on the property. Please send your resume,
listing all of your handyman and landscaping skills, outside
income explanation, and current references with addresses and
telephone numbers to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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   CAMBODIA

FREE ACCOMMODATION provided to volunteers. This is an
eco-guesthouse on a small Island in an undeveloped archipelago
far from everything. It's been seven years that we are the lucky
residents on Koh Totang, we are completely off the grid; solar
powered electricity, no water on the island so rain water
collection, and we use dry toilets. We share Koh Totang Island
with seven other locals (we have three houses). For our upcoming
season (now through May 2015) we need helpers to join our team.
Your work here will be helping out with regular guesthouse work,
mostly cleaning, cooking, service, taking care of our guests. We
are also seeking a chef, a Yoga teacher who could give a daily
class on guest's request. Guitar and massage skills would be a
great plus and really welcome. In exchange of five to six hours
daily work we offer free accommodation, all the meals, tea and
coffee, great stories, the use of kayaks, fishing gears,
snorkeling gear (there are beautiful untouched reefs all around)
and the unique opportunity to live a fantastic experience on an
island. The minimum stay is three weeks. If you have any
questions, please feel free to ask and please check out our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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who we are and what we do. Take care and live the dream,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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HELP NEEDED at our 4-star-resort located on the nicest and
quietest beach of Sihanoukville. We are looking for educated
people who want to support our team in the high season from now
through April. We offer food, beverage and accommodation for free
and perhaps more. For more information please contact us via our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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CANADA

LOOKING FOR A PERSON OR COUPLE to look after our seven outside
dogs and nine chickens in British Columbia. You will need to
water the vegetable garden, do some garden work, walk the dogs,
clean the kennels and feed our dogs for two months (August and
September 2015). Live in our lakefront guest house. You should
have your own vehicle. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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WE ARE A SPIRITUAL/HEALING RETREAT CENTRE about 50 minutes from
Edmonton, Alberta. We offer yoga retreats, vision quests, sweat
lodges, optional raw food and training, juice cleansing, detox,
medicine wheel workshops, and all kinds of other workshops and
courses. We are in the process of setting up organic gardens and
a sustainable/permaculture style way of living, so that we can
move into an even more holistic offering to our guests and
workshop attendants. In the future we want to create labyrinths,
greenhouses, root cellars, chicken coops and lots more walking
trails. This winter we were in need of an energetic person to
stay with us and shovel our snow each morning, haul and chop wood
for the fireplaces, and operate our tractor to move the snow off
the driveway as it piles up. There will be other various duties
that will come up as well, depending on your interests and
skills. We have a "tiny-house" for you to live in, it is
off-the-grid, very cute, with a wood-burning fireplace, and a
fully heated bathroom about a 3-minute walk away. Often we will
eat together, but you do have your own rustic kitchen in your
cabin. Food exchange is negotiable, depending on how many hours a
week you want to work. For two hours a day, we are offering the
tiny house for no charge, as well as some weekly meals shared as
a community together. We hope to hear from you! There are four of
us creating this dream together at this time, and we are in need
of you! For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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CARIBBEAN

LOOKING FOR a resident caretaker. Must be financially secure 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
stipend in exchange for part-time work. The applicant should be
in good health, resourceful, trustworthy and addiction and
drug-free. For USA citizens, a passport is not needed to fly from
the States, as Culebra, Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA. To
get more information, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

INNKEEPERS NEEDED starting in the Winter 2015. Vieques Island's
oldest eco-resort, la finca caribe, is looking for a managing
couple to run our rustic guesthouse and cabanas. This two-person
team will live in an on-site cabin, with hands-on management of
all daily operations of facilities and pool, office, and guest
services. This is a great opportunity for a couple, each with 15
+/- years' experience in combination of hospitality, property
building maintenance, office and computing, housekeeping,
eco-tourism/sustainability, conversational Spanish, and
simple/rustic living. Seeking self-motivators, team players, who
are comfortable with remote management and guest service
commitment, excellent communication skills, boundless energy,
tropical know-how, and a serious sense of humor. Salary depends
of experience, probably low for US standards, includes a cabin,
car, and utilities. Prefer a long-term commitment for this
ongoing, 8 to 11 month position (one to four winter months off is
possible for those who want time to travel). No calls please.
Send resumes with letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) to learn more. Due to the volume of interest, we are
only able to respond to qualified applicants. Thanks.

CHILE

HELP NEEDED. We are a beautiful B&B at the lake shore in
Frutillar, in the in the Los Lagos region of Chile. We will like
to host a minimum of two and a maximum of four helpers from
December through March preferably. Our place is nice,
comfortable, and clean. Our work is organized and fun. The
positions that we need to fill are mainly as a receptionist,
cook, guest attendance, outdoor activities, etc. We offer
accommodation and food with flexible working hours with a free
day and alternative weekends off. This is a great opportunity for
adventure and experience in the Lake Region of Chile. To learn
more about our operation, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and then send us your resume with inquiries and we
will reply shortly.

COLOMBIA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We have a hostel in Cali and need volunteers
to clean the rooms, help with tourists, the computer, and all the
things relative to a hostel. It could be construction, painting
or any other help, depending of the need. For more information,
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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CONNECTICUT 

CARETAKING POSITION AVAILABLE for a mature couple in Sharon,
Connecticut in the beautiful Berkshire Hills, a four season
sports area with lakes and charming colonial towns. Seeking a
mature couple with excellent references to live in attached one
bedroom apartment with separate entrance in return for grounds
maintenance and housekeeping. Our house is a beautiful six
bedroom 1790 colonial on 26 acres with woods, fields, a trout
stream and extensive gardens. We need a knowledgeable gardener
and handyman plus a meticulous housekeeper. Other desirable
skills are machine maintenance, carpentry and elder caregiving
and hospitality. The job requires a minimum of 20 hours (10 per
person) of work a week for basic chores in exchange for the
apartment with all utilities including Wi-Fi and Cable TV.
Additional work compensated at $20 per hour with a maximum of
$2,000 per month. Candidates for the job must have a healthy
life-style, be fit and energetic, and be meticulous in
maintaining the house and grounds. They should love animals and
may have a well-behaved pet of their own. Creative people and
enthusiastic vegetable gardeners are particularly welcome. This
is ideal for "young" retirees. Candidates should be debt free and
have some financial security. Other part-time employment
off-premises is possible. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) giving your experience, references and reasons for
wanting such a position.

COSTA RICA 

CARETAKER needed for an Ocean Front property in Costa Rica.
Groundskeeping, and building maintenance are required. There is a
separate two bedroom/one bath house plus utilities. Please send a
cover letter, resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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HELLO FRIENDS! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers), located just
outside San Isidro de General in South Pacific Costa Rica, is an
Environmental Conservation Project where students, volunteers,
and visitors can learn how a tropical organic farm functions. We
are an Educational Institute where individuals can learn how to
milk a cow, harvest a mango tree, or use medicinal herbs. La Gran
Vista gives everyone an opportunity to learn about life at its
most basic form and exist in a fully sustainable community. We
are happy to receive volunteers, student groups, families, and
environmental interns from abroad. In addition, eco-tourism
organizations send groups of volunteers to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) every year to participate in the project. We offer
opportunities for undergraduate groups, ASB, graduate students,
and researchers to pursue specific interests or field work
pertaining to sustainability and organic farming. Students
looking to pursue a career in sustainability will have the
opportunity to have practical experience that will be invaluable
to their future endeavors. We believe that the best way to
preserve our Planet is for everyone to be active and lend a
helping hand to Mother Nature. The problems are right in front of
us, from greenhouse gases to massive landfills, pesticides in our
food, and unclean drinking water, making it everyone's
responsibility to wake up and live a more responsible life. We
cannot change the world in a day, but if we all do our part we
can change the course of history. So start today and join us in
our attempt to create a more sustainable future. Thanks for your
help and please contact us for more information about La Gran
Vista. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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ECUADOR

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED ASAP! Please help us out! This is an
eco-friendly mountain hostel in a small indigenous village in the
Ecuadorian Andes, called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Many tourists come to the hostel to hike the famous
Quilotoa Loop, or to explore different hikes through indigenous
villages, local markets and volcanoes. The views in the area are
breathtaking and the village is quiet with friendly people.
Volunteers help take care of guests and the hostel. Tasks include
the following: Receive the guests, prepare tea and coffee and
make people feel welcome, Give information and hiking
descriptions or organize transport for guests, Help with
preparing food, doing dishes and setting the table, Most
importantly, be a host and make sure everybody is happy and
enjoying their stay at the hostel! Volunteers normally work in
the morning from around 7:30am until 9am and in the afternoon
from when the guests arrive until around 8.30pm. In the middle
you have time to go for hikes, or relax and enjoy the beautiful
surroundings. We are looking for someone with a good feeling for
customer service. You must speak English very well and it is also
great if you speak a bit of Spanish so that you can communicate
with our staff. The minimum commitment is for four weeks and
volunteers receive free board and lodging throughout their stay.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER and organizer required for a family in
Surrey. The successful applicant will have experience of a high
standard of housekeeping, with a good eye for detail and
organizing, enjoy cooking, be a confident driver with a clean
driving license and speak English fluently. Net salary circa
£400.00 per week depending on experience and hours worked,
would likely suit an energetic person. You must be a non-smoker.
To apply, please send a covering letter and your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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LIVE-IN HEAD HOUSEKEEPER/MANAGER needed in London, Mayfair. This
is an opportunity for an experienced and professional Live-in
Head Housekeeper/Manager to work for a demanding yet fair family
in their Mayfair residence. You will be responsible for managing
the already established team of Housekeepers who look after the
various family apartments all within the same building. You must
have proven skills and knowledge in all areas of Housekeeping to
an extremely high standard and be able to demonstrate these when
required to the team of staff. An in depth knowledge of caring
for fine fabrics and antiques is essential. Although you will be
required to present rotas and schedules and the ability to
implement new systems, you will, at times, be expected to be
'hands on'. Your eye for detail must be second to none and
communication skills (excellent command of the English language)
first class. Well presented with the ability to respond to the
demands of the various family members whilst always remaining
professional and calm. Your firm managerial skills will be
required although an appreciation of the work your team provides
is equally important. This is a demanding yet rewarding role.
Hours are 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (with breaks), Monday to Friday and
occasional weekends. The salary is £45,000 per year.
Benefits include a pension and health scheme. Accommodation is a
one bedroom apartment with bathroom, kitchen and living room.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and include EHS # 391 in the Subject Line.

FLORIDA

WANTED: DOMESTIC LIVE-IN COUPLE. A large family is looking for
quality help to be part of a busy household in South Florida.
Must have previous experience. Must be organized and motivated to
complete high standards of the job. Warm and happy disposition.
Must be willing to work long hours. Ideally, a married couple.
Responsibilities include: cleaning, cooking, shopping, menu
planning, laundering, ironing, overseeing the daily activities of
the house and babysitting as well as responsibility for the
outside grounds, gardening, light maintenance, repair and
maintenance of automobile care.  Room and board provided. Must
have a valid driver's license. $500 - $600 a week salary. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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GEORGIA

COASTAL CARETAKING POSITION available. This is a full-time
position. Boat handling skills are a must. Necessary skills:
power tools, chain saws, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and
carpentry. Other requirements: responsible, trustworthy,
hospitable, hardworking, and creative problem solving. This is
not a management position. Salary and full benefits provided.
Please email your cover letter, resume, and five references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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MATURE, HONEST CARETAKER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY in the Macon, GA
area. Will need to provide security, mowing, and light
maintenance. Housing/shop will be provided on 150 woodland acres
of peace, beauty, and solitude, with a large vegetable garden. No
salary. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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include the word "Caretaker" in the Subject Line.

GERMANY

HOUSESITTER needed next year. I relocated from Hamburg to
Lüneburg, about 50km southeast of Hamburg. Next year I want
to attend a women's soccer world championship in Vancouver, B.C.
So I need a housesitter from May 29 to July 9, 2015. I am living
in an apartment now with two rooms, only one bed, but sofa and a
guest bed, but these two are not really comfortable. So best
would be one woman. Lüneburg is a beautiful middle
university town, many pubs, a beautiful historic downtown, rehab
clinic with park and as old salt city there is a brine thermal
bath. Nature preserves and Lüneburg National Park are nearby
as well. The apartment is on the 4th floor (with elevator) with a
nice view. Nice neighbors as well. For lesbians applying there is
a table of regulars in Lüneburg in a restaurant. I am
looking for someone reliable, non-smoking, non-drinking, drug
free, and circumspect. Best for me, of course, would be a house
swap, if anyone from the Vancouver area would be interested to be
in this interesting area here in northern Germany. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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HAWAII

EXPERIENCED CARETAKING COUPLE needed on the Big Island, Hawaii.
Interviews will be on site or in South Lake Tahoe. Please send
resumes and your contact number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

CARETAKER'S ASSISTANT NEEDED for a large residential,
off-the-grid, property in Kipahulu, Maui, located two miles from
Haleakala National Park. A paradise of rainforests, waterfalls,
pools, mountains and views of the Pacific. This work-trade
position is for one hardworking, no-drama individual who can
contribute to the landscaping and maintenance of the property.
Very physical work. Digging, hauling, weed whacking, machete
work, planting, decorative and veggie garden maintenance. 14
hours/week in exchange for a small, private, fully equipped
dwelling, all the fruits and veggies from the land you can eat.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) VOLUNTEERS are needed.
This is the eighth year that we have organized a series of
International Photo marathons! Last years' were very successful
and we want to continue organizing this project! One of our
objectives is to deliver messages and draw the attention to the
local population through pictures and photos made during the
camp. The main idea and task of the project is involvement and
participation of the volunteers in the Photo Marathon.
Coordinators will prepare different topics on which the
participants will base their entries; these topics will be mostly
related to our work: Intercultural understanding, peace and
environment participants need to take their own digital cameras
and its main work will be done taking photographs on the issues
given; the best pictures will be selected for a final exhibit.
The last part of the project will be putting up photos.
Volunteers shall be prepared for walking and working flexible
time schedule. Please note that this project is more a
learning/sharing camp and not a regular workcamp - but volunteers
will likely work for two days with the city of Reykjavík
in the cemeteries, helping with raking leaves, beautifying the
gardens and working on the recycling system among other tasks.
Participants will stay in an equipped house, in a beautiful
setting inside the Botanical Gardens of the city of
Reykjavík, which are located about four kilometers from
the center of the city. Volunteers will be sleeping in shared
rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own
sleeping bag. Please note that volunteers from other projects
will also be staying in the house. Volunteers will receive food
supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning. Do not
forget some traditional food from your country for the
international evening. To learn more, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) or call us in Iceland at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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IDAHO

FEMALE HELP needed on a ranch in Midvale, in beautiful south
western Idaho. Our area is rolling hills considered high desert
with lots of native grasses. Our community is made up primarily
of cattle ranchers and hay growers. We raise Gypsy Sport horses
and produce about 30 foals a year. Our horses are trained using
natural horsemanship methods and mainly Parelli. We have several
different opportunities on our ranch, such as a general ranch
hand, horse trainer, kitchen, and garden/house help. This is a
Christian environment. No smoking, no drinking, no drugs. For
more details, please call Jennifer at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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ILLIONIS
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) is currently seeking a
part-time (15 hours per week) Cleaner/Caretaker to join our team
at a multi-family residential property located in Rockford, IL.
Compensation will be free rent at the property. Qualified
applicants will have previous experience, with preference given
to those that have residential property experience. You must
demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimal
supervision and have a keen attention to detail. If you are
interested in joining a fast-paced, growing and dynamic company,
please apply on our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Resumes not accepted in lieu of completed
application. No phone calls please.

A CHICAGO FAMILY is seeking a Household Manager to care for their
casual home and family. They have three young children and a dog.
They are seeking a long-term employee who is organized, kind,
structured, great with children, fun and energetic, and is always
eager to pitch in to please. They would also love to have someone
who enjoys healthy cooking and is flexible with their schedule.
Other responsibilities will include chauffeuring, running
errands, and doing laundry. Must be non-smoking and have previous
experience in a wealthy home and/or professional training. This
is a lovely family who will really appreciate what you have to
offer to make their lives easier. No phone calls, please. If you
are interested, please email us your resume, a recent photo, and
a copy of your driver's license for consideration to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). If accepted we will then
send you an application to be completed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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BED & BREAKFAST MANAGER needed. We are seeking a professional or
couple to co-own, operate and live in a Bed and Breakfast on the
north shore of Chicago. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of
or interest in Chicago and its unique architectural history as
well as an appreciation for museum quality furnishings.
Responsible for providing guest services, vendor management and
interacting with the owner's management team. An enthusiastic
entrepreneurial attitude is a must for this business opportunity.
Individuals must be willing to make an initial investment in the
LLC, and apply their marketing skills, and community outreach
efforts toward growing the business. Excellent salary and
corporate benefits package offered. Spacious living
accommodations provided. Please email a resume and cover letter
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) for immediate
consideration.

A CHICAGO ADULT HOUSEHOLD is seeking a Housekeeper. These
homeowners enjoy having long-term employees, and their employees
greatly enjoy working for them. Their spacious home has no pets
and requires the typical housekeeping duties: general and
detailed housecleaning, caring for artwork and fine home
accessories, laundry and ironing, organizing, and so on. They
value their privacy and would prefer a quiet, unobtrusive
Housekeeper that keeps to themselves, is self-motivated, and
takes pride in the work they do. Salary commensurate with skills
and experience or professional training; they do prefer employees
with previous experience working in a home of wealth. No phone
calls, please. If you are interested, please email us your
resume, a recent photo, and a copy of your driver's license for
consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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we will then send you an application to be completed. 

INDONESIA 

BALI - Housesitter/pet-care giver needed for two dogs.
Responsible live-in helper needed for a 60-year-old American
artist who travels frequently. No salary. Lots of free time.
Small Maid's room, air-conditioning, and vegetarian food
provided. Feed and walk the dogs twice per day, and do some
errands. I have three staff for cleaning, pool cleaning, and a
part-time cook. I have a beautiful villa, with pool, Wi-Fi, and
all amenities, in the rice fields area. This would be good for a
writer, meditator, explorer, or artist. There is a studio on
site. Please write to me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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IRELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Our dairy farm is situated in the south of
Ireland in Co. Cork. Here we milk 80 cows twice a day. On
Tuesdays and Thursdays, we sell and send natural cow's raw milk
to customers all over Ireland. We (Frank and Gudrun) would need
your help on three days a week which are Tuesday, Thursday and
Sunday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays you will help bottling and
packing the milk. On Sundays, you will help us milking the cows.
As you can see that there is still plenty of time to discover the
surroundings! For your work we offer accommodation (special
student housing) and food for the whole week, except Sunday. If
you would be willing to work for us for six days a week, we would
pay you some pocket money per week. The minimum stay is two
months - we would like you to stay that long with us so that we
can get used to you and you can get used to the work and the
animals. We are hoping to hear from you soon! Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Mining for Fool's Gold
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)
Interests: I'm a geologist, but all of the natural world and most
sciences intrigue me, also travel, photography, music and
teaching.
Quote: "I never met a rock I didn't like" -- apologies to Will
Rodgers.

Bob with one of his ametrine crystals, Spruce Ridge, WA

"Fools' Gold". Many prospectors have uttered those words in
disgust, as the glittery substance they found was not what they
sought. At Spruce Ridge, high in Washington's Cascade Range,
pyrite is what we seek, in a dazzling array of crystal shapes and
in spectacular combinations with quartz and barite. Our Fools'
Gold! comes with an exclamation point. 
As a geologist, my business is collecting crystals for museums
and mineral enthusiasts. Crystals tend to occur in mountainous,
out-of-the-way places. Keeping our crystal resource safe in a
place like Spruce was a continual problem until I discovered Gary
Dunn and The Caretaker Gazette. This was in the late 1980's, long
before the internet. Our first caretaker was my old college
friend John, who had just gone through a divorce and needed a
place to "cool out". John found Spruce too remote, so he built a
cabin closer to the road that is now used by all caretakers. He
showed me a copy of the snail-mailed Gazette he was perusing to
find a situation closer to town. I had never heard of caretaking
as a lifestyle, but have been thoroughly impressed with the
varied applicants I've met over the last 25 years.
Our caretakers' job is protecting our equipment and land from
trespassers. A few of my favorites are these three:
1) Butch and Mary were refugees from the tech business. They were
making good money but hated their jobs in California, and decided
to try early retirement. Mary says of the experience: "Deciding
to overwinter in the wilderness was not our smartest decision,
but we survived, and learned a lot about ourselves in the
process. Sharing snow drifts with wilderness creatures was an
experience we'll never forget." They moved from the wilderness of
Washington to caretaking in Hawaii, and thence to Phoenix, where
they still live. BTW, we don't encourage our caretakers to
overwinter at Spruce.
2) Dan and Jake were both aspiring authors. Their summers at
Spruce were years apart, but their struggles to find the perfect
word to convey a thought was similar. Dan wrote on the cabin
wall: "My name is D. Swan, I hail from Racine. I lived in this
cabin and did nothing but dream." Jake got married and published
his first book just after leaving us. Dan lives in Wisconsin and
Jake in Oregon.
3) At five years, Bill was our longest term caretaker. He'd
worked out a perfect caretaking lifestyle: with us in the
Northwest woods May to October, and in Arizona November to April.
Both employers were happy to have him back year after year. Bill
had been a stockbroker; he enjoyed our low-stress outdoor jobs
and living situation.
Our caretakers often comment that they are in the best physical
shape of their lives when they leave Spruce. A daily half-mile
hike up a series of cliffs will do that for you! It's a beautiful
hike, through an old growth forest, with views of waterfalls and
a whitewater river along the way. During spring and early summer,
this hike is the only requirement for the caretaker, so we like
to make sure applicants plan something to do during their
abundant free time. Our caretakers have been writers and artists,
photographers, musicians, crafters and one cat trainer. Jim spent
two seasons training his kittens to act on command; they all now
work on TV shows and commercials. Amazing what one can accomplish
with many months of free time!
Once the crystal miners arrive things get a lot busier. Starting
about August 1st, we collectors live and work on the mountaintop
for two months. The caretaker hikes up daily to help with
projects, machinery maintenance, and rock moving, plus
backpacking loads up to and down from the mine. On average, this
work requires four to five hours per day; the caretaker is paid
by the hour. Fringe benefits of working with us include frequent
wildlife viewing: deer, elk, black bear, mountain goats, fishers,
and marmots live in our ?neighborhood'; soaking at a wilderness
hot spring (our only neighbor in a 26 mile-long river valley);
learning and enjoying the bounty offered by the forest:
mushrooms, berries, ferns and other wild edibles are often part
of our diet.
We receive an average of 20 responses each time we advertise in
the Gazette. We look for people with some experience living in
isolated, off-grid situations. The worst-case scenario for us is
to hire someone who spends a couple weeks on the job and decides
life alone in the woods is not for them. Fortunately, that has
not happened for many years, as we've learned to fully describe
the job and living situation so there are no surprises. We've had
multi-year correspondences with several of our caretakers, before
we've hired them, waiting for the perfect match between their
situation and ours. We are still in touch with many of our former
caretakers, who have become part of the extended "Spruce" family.
For a view from the caretaker side, see Larry Gilson's Caretaker
Profile in the September/October, 2014 issue of the Gazette.

View from the Spruce Ridge BBQ area

IRELAND 

COUPLE REQUIRED for a live-in position as housekeeper/cook and
gardener/caretaker in Kildare. This full-time position is to
include housekeeping cooking/gardening, general maintenance,
security and some driving duties. The housekeeper must have a
proven high standard in cooking and the couple must be happy to
look after two small dogs on a regular basis when the employer is
out or away. This is a live-in position only, and accommodation
and the use of a car will be made available. Both persons must
hold a clean driving license and references will be required.
Please send a cover letter and your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers).   

LAOS 

VOLUNTEERS needed. Our butterfly park has been newly opened, with
an orchid section, a variety of flower gardens, a netted
butterfly garden, and lots of waterfalls. Our mission is to
create a research center studying and publishing about Laos's
butterflies, host plants and preservation because of
environmental issues in Laos. We are looking for entomologists
and botanists. We also want to do school projects by inviting
local school children and provide them with learning materials to
educate and understand the importance to preserve their beautiful
nature for their happiness and financial security in the future.
We are searching for volunteers who want to do jobs such as
gardening, marketing, reception, and guiding. Our work/trade is
full days of work (eight hours), eat, sleep and enjoy the
beautiful nature of Laos. Spare time is two days in a week. You
must be fit and strong and not afraid of the climate. Our
butterfly garden is located 300 meters before the famous Kuang Si
Falls, and 30km from Luang Prabang. Transportation from and to
Luang Prabang is daily, provided by big numbers of tuk tuks and
mini-vans. If you're interested please send us your details,
motivation and experience in a summary. Any medical needs or
addictive backgrounds should be mentioned. We live in a small
village with a family based structure so we cannot afford any
mistakes in our relation with the local community as foreigners.
For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

LOUISIANA 

LOOKING FOR ASSISTANCE in developing a spiritual healing
sanctuary. The property is located in southwest Louisiana, three
hours from New Orleans and 2.5 hours from Houston. The property
is two acres with a three bedroom, 1.5 bath home. We have
accomplished much over the last year but there is so much more to
do. I need assistance in painting, mainly exterior at this point,
small remolding projects, building walking paths, outdoor
projects, gardening, general inside cleaning and organizing. You
will connect with Mother Nature and live a simple life style. You
will eat well and enjoy much laughter. You will be provided
housing and meals in exchange of 25 hours of work per week. I do
my best to provide you a quick jaunt to New Orleans or Galveston,
Texas area for your hard work if timing permits. Will provide
transportation from New Orleans or Houston should you not have
transportation to the land. You must give me prior notice so I
can arrange pickup with my schedule. Very relaxed and
non-structured environment but we stay very busy. This is a true
labor of love. I am accepting limited volunteers through
February. Any knowledge you can share on herbal gardening,
organic gardening would be appreciated. This is community living
and we share the home. We eat well and we try to grow our souls
daily. I will host the 2nd Annual YaYa Goddess Gathering on the
land of the Rose Marie, from March 19 to 22. I could use lots of
Goddess/God energy preparing for the event starting in March.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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MADAGASCAR

A LIBRARY VOLUNTEER is needed. We opened a small library in
Madagascar and we need a volunteer who would be keeping the
library open every day, including Holidays, and whenever asked.
Accommodation provided, food provided by villagers for a small
fee (10-15eur/month). Mostly children are visitors in the library
(about 50) coming from close and far away villages. Volunteers
are encouraged to do various activities with children, play
games, teach them how to read, go on trips, etc. For any such
activities, if properly planned and communicated through me can
be paid for. I am a student who likes to open projects like this
around the world, if I have proper plans e.g. what volunteer
needs the money for I am able to organize fundraising events and
get the money. Further projects (e.g. electricity) are in
progress and so volunteers can help with other projects as well.
The knowledge of some French would be very useful. Please write
to us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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MAINE

MAINE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS wanted. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) to learn more. This
position requires hospitality, guest services, culinary skills,
small boat handling and care. Launch operator's license.
Beginning 2015. May - October residence, monthly stipend,
incomparable experience. Please send your resume and letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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HELP NEEDED in a farmhouse in Downeast Maine. Our farmhouse is in
a rural setting, in Washington County surrounded by forest,
farmland, lakes, and a spectacular sea coast. Our Farmstead is
totally organic and vegetarian and we have large gardens. Most of
last year, and so far this one too, we have been completing the
renovation of our home, so there are still little jobs to get
done in the house while out in the yard there are chickens and
vegetable plots to care for. In addition in the spring and summer
we have several building or landscaping projects in progress
where help is appreciated and during the quieter months the work
may also include some general house and yard cleaning, snow
clearance, fire wood cutting and stacking and other preparations
for the winter. If you are looking for somewhere to hang out for
a while in a fresh and interesting location and have a good
attitude towards work and communication then we think we should
appeal. This is not a paid position, the position is a volunteer
position and free accommodation is provided during the volunteer
period. The volunteer commitment is generally 20 to 25 hours a
week except in the three winter months when it may drop to about
10 hours a week. We're not very formal but as you will be sharing
our home with our children occasionally when we stay at the
property, we do require a photocopy/scanned picture of a legal
Photo ID (driving license, state ID, or passport) to be supplied
before arrival as proof of identity. Accommodation maybe in the
main farmhouse, in an off-the-grid caretaker's cabin close to the
farmhouse or Flowercottage a property nearby. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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MARYLAND

CARETAKER/COUPLE NEEDED in exchange for free rent in Rockville,
Maryland. Must love dogs! Middle-age couple looking for freedom
to come and go and do some light traveling without the worry of
our house or our beautiful dog! Our primary requirements are: on
average, flexible 30 to 40 hour week. Responsibilities include,
but are not limited to: dog care, house cleaning, laundry, pool
cleaning, general maintenance, light cooking, errands, driving.
In exchange for services, we are offering a single family home,
located adjacent to our backyard. Recently rented for
$2,500/month, this house has four bedrooms, den, family room with
fireplace, deck, in-ground pool. The person/couple who qualifies
for this position must have their own outside income. No
children. May start immediately. We are flexible in regard to
your time off/travel needs. Must be motivated to care for our
house and dog as if your own. If interested, please send your
qualifications and contact information to Caretaker Position,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) is looking for an
Innkeeping Couple for our 14 room inn. We are located in Elkton,
MD, which is between Baltimore and Philadelphia. The Innkeeper's
responsibilities include but are not limited to: Breakfast
preparation, overseeing housekeeping, checking-in/out guests,
answering phones and taking reservations, daily operations and
taking care of guests' needs, as well as light maintenance and
outdoor work. Assisting with marketing and project work is also
expected. Innkeepers will need previous innkeeping/management
experience and be an excellent communicator.  Compensations
includes housing in an on-site two bedroom apartment, monthly
salary with the possibility of some profit sharing and
performance bonuses. Inn coverage will be Friday through Tuesday,
with every Wednesday and Thursday off. Please email resumes and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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MASSACHUSETTS

PART-TIME CARETAKER (15 hours per week) needed at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) Church. Interested persons
should have some experience as a custodian or maintenance worker.
This position involves light maintenance duties, cleaning and
snow removal. Qualified applicants will be asked to submit three
references and must be able to pass a Massachusetts CORI check.
Please send a cover letter and resume or history of work
experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers). No calls, please.
 
HEAD INNKEEPER(S) NEEDED in historic Marblehead, Massachusetts. A
Victorian 12 unit Inn is looking for a year-round head innkeeper.
Ideal situation is a live-in couple but we will entertain
situations for individuals and/or live-nearby. Seeking mature,
experienced professionals who make the guest experience their
priority. You're experienced in the industry and understand that
every day brings different challenges, a need to sweat the
details as well as keep the big picture in mind. Manage assistant
innkeepers and cleaners and have a management company behind you
- we take care of accounting, business overhead, access to
tradesmen for major repairs, etc. Food - you will provide an
amazing continental breakfast but we don't have an oven and no
additional cooking is needed. One of only two year-round Inns, we
see a variety of visitors, both domestic and international
tourists as well as locals and business travelers. We have
recently improved our grounds and expect you to help build our
reputation as a destination for smaller functions and events. We
have a solid book of business and a strong reputation in
TripAdvisor. If you want to work hard, share in our growth and
live in an amazing community, please send your details to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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A BOSTON FAMILY is seeking a live-out Housekeeper to provide the
highest quality of care for their 11,000 sq. ft. home.
Responsibilities include general and detail cleaning, laundry,
ironing, changing linens, chauffeuring, occasional child
supervision, and assisting the Household Manager (with seasonal
clothing rotation, formal service for entertaining, etc.). The
ideal candidate will be an experienced, non-smoking professional
who is self-motivated, flexible, personable, open and honest,
efficient but thorough, and takes initiative in their work.
Abilities to maintain privacy and take pride in doing an
extraordinary job are appreciated by this family. The family
wants someone to stay and grow with their family long-term.
Salary commensurate with experience and skills, plus benefits. No
phone calls, please. If you are interested, please email us your
resume, a recent photo, and a copy of your driver's license for
consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers). If accepted
we will then send you an application to be completed.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

MEXICO

I'M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to help run my backpackers hostel in
Mérida, the largest city on the Yucatan Peninsula. You'll
need to speak Spanish and English and be able to work
independently. Your work will include running reception,
preparing breakfast and cleaning. In return food and
accommodation will be provided. I only need one person to
volunteer in January and February to work at the reception desk
from 7am to 1pm. If interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Thanks.

MINNESOTA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) in Saint Louis Park, MN. Experienced, responsible,
enthusiastic couple needed for a Saint Louis Park Condo
Association. Pool certification required. Plumbing, electrical
and general repair experience preferred. Responsibilities will
include day-to-day administrative duties, general enforcement of
rules, cleaning and maintenance operations of the association,
general daily and weekly housekeeping of the buildings. The
caretakers will work under the direction of the association
manager, meeting vendors on a daily basis, and keeping the
underground garages clean and orderly. Seasonal maintenance
includes shoveling the sidewalks and keeping all sidewalks free
of ice, maintenance of grounds throughout the property along with
three outdoor pools, pest control, watering of plants and be
available for after hour emergency calls. Compensation includes a
residence and utilities, cell phone reimbursement, vacation, and
health insurance (allowance). Salary negotiable. Please fax your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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A MINNEAPOLIS ADULT HOUSEHOLD is seeking a Housekeeper. These
homeowners have a history of employing their staff long-term.
Their spacious home has no pets and requires painstaking
housekeeping. Duties include general and detailed housecleaning,
caring for artwork and fine home accessories, laundry and
ironing, organizing, and anything else required for an immaculate
home. They value their privacy and would prefer a quiet,
unobtrusive Housekeeper that keeps to themselves, is
self-motivated, and takes pride in the work they do. Salary
commensurate with skills and experience or professional training;
they do prefer employees with previous experience working in a
home of wealth. No phone calls, please. If you are interested,
please email us your resume, a recent photo, and a copy of your
driver's license for consideration to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). If accepted we will then send you an application to
be completed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers)

APARTMENT CARETAKER WANTED in Eagan, MN. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) is looking for a confident, motivated professional
to contribute to our team of apartment community housekeepers. If
you're a talented, driven, apartment-industry professional who
wants to work for a company that cares, consider applying for a
position on the team. You will need to assist management in
providing financial gain for the property owners and an
exceptional living environment for the residents through cleaning
and upkeep of an apartment building. Previous housekeeping,
cleaning or janitorial experience required. We are looking for a
caretaker who enjoys cleaning, takes pride in your work, able to
work independently and be self-motivated, and detail oriented.
This is a part-time position (20 - 35 hours per week); morning
hours including weekends, with additional hours (approximately 30
per month) at varying times. Must be in excellent physical
condition with no restrictions and able to lift 40 pounds. Must
live on site. Please mail your resume and any other relevant
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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MISSOURI

PROFESSIONAL COUPLE SEEKS AN EXPERIENCED domestic couple
full-time to manage the everyday needs of their household in
Springfield, MO. Looking only for persons who have worked in the
hospitality industry and know how to provide 5 star service.
Duties include: cooking, daily housekeeping, laundry, maintaining
the grounds, cars, shopping and running errands. Must have an
excellent driving record. Must be flexible, work Sundays and
perform in a professional manner. Flexible and long hours
sometimes required although average is usually under 40 - 50
hours/week. You must have a keen eye for detail with an ability
to be organized and multitask. You must be meticulous in
execution of daily duties, maintain a warm and friendly demeanor
at all times, maintain confidentiality and respect for boundaries
and privacy. Personal appearance and grooming is of the upmost
importance. Currently you will be maintaining a primary home in
addition to two other homes. Some travel will be required. There
are no children and no pets. A nearly new 2,100 sq. ft. three
bedroom/two bath home with a three car garage located within one
block of the primary residence will be provided to the couple as
well as a salary and a small subsidy for medical insurance.
Nonsmokers only. Please send inquiries and resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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MONACO

LIVE-IN MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed. This position is available ASAP
for an international professional couple at their beautiful home
in Monaco. You will be managing the day-to-day running of the
property which already has a team of six household staff. The
couple travel extensively so you must be proactive in running the
property from the staff to the maintenance and presentation of
the property in their absence. Previous long-term experience in a
similar role is essential and you must be fluent in French, and
Italian would also be a bonus. Previous Butler experience at high
level and knowledge of Monaco and the surrounding area is
advantageous to the position. Separate accommodation is
available. A top salary is offered, depending on experience.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and include EHS # 405 in the Subject Line.

MONTANA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm in Clyde Park, MT. Must
love and be devoted to dogs as we have dogs, horses, goats, hen,
rabbits, fish, plants, maintenance, and TLC. From January 5 - May
1, there will be six less horses, no dogs, otherwise the same. It
is not difficult. Prefer a single, clean, responsible,
conscientious, non-smoking, non-drinking homebody with an outside
income (retired or works at home). Excellent references, resume
and equine experience necessary. Not remote. Nearby skiing,
grocery, PO, and gas. Come early for acclimation, training and
bonding!  Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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MOROCCO 

HELP NEEDED. This is a new digital artists' residency in
Marrakesh, Morocco. It seeks to provide a space for digital
artists of all varieties to live and work in Marrakech while
creating their works. Our residence is in a beautiful house,
which is equipped with a Jacuzzi, private garden, roof terrace,
and music studio. We are within walking distance from the Medina.
We are always looking for helpers, who have management/business
skills/experience, are art orientated and open minded, are over
23 years old, and can help us for at least two weeks. If you want
to stay longer - you are more than welcome. We would prefer
female candidates now, because we already have two guys helping
us. The position would entail 10 hours per week helping to
promote and manage an art organization and residential studio for
freelance rock stars from around the world, and 10 hours per week
helping to clean our place. We provide a place to stay in our
Onion place. You would have your own room if it's not busy,
otherwise, you will need to share a room with somebody else. We
provide basic food: coffee, tea, snacks, and free rides around
Marrakesh with our car. You can feel free to use the washing
machine too. If you would like to stay in Onion place, please
contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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NEBRASKA

SEEKING A FULL-TIME, CARETAKER, grounds keeper, general labor to
maintain 1,300 acres near Chadron, NE. Horticultural/Agricultural
and general equipment experience needed. Should be computer
proficient and possess good communication skills. Must have a
clean MVR and be able to pass a full background check. Caretaker
can stay in a nice three bedroom house on seven acres off
property. Excellent wages/benefits provided. Please send your
resume, references and salary history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
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NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER WANTED for a scenic, remote, mild climate, Central New
Mexico ranch. Couple preferred, who are non-smokers, and no heavy
drinking or drugs. Duties include some irrigation, maintenance,
upkeep, cleaning, etc. Salary, nice home and all utilities
provided. Please mail qualifications or resume with your
telephone contact information to Caretaker Position,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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NEW YORK

GROUND APARTMENT WITH SMALL GARDEN AVAILABLE in exchange for
part-time caretaker services on a small horse farm in Pine
Plains, NY. Two bedrooms, new kitchen, and a living room
available in Dutchess County, NY. Must have knowledge of animals:
we have three donkeys, two horses, and a dog and a cat. Winter
chores involve daily cleaning of stalls and barn care feeding two
times a day and more. Please contact the owner,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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NEEDED: Jack-of-all-trades. Need a strong man to work on a goat
dairy; someone who can lift 100 pound bales of hay. A person who
is mechanically inclined and able to do farm vehicle maintenance
and has some knowledge of plumbing/electrical and carpentry. Some
experience with milking automation/pipeline would be helpful. A
person able to drive a skid steer and clean the barns and build a
new barn and greenhouse if necessary. If you have worked with
dairy goats that would be a plus but I am willing to train. You
must be willing and able to work in all kinds of weather. A
special person who will dig-in and get the job done no matter
what it takes. This is a six day a week job that requires you to
also be here at night for any emergencies that may occur. The 7th
day is yours completely free. I provide a 32 foot trailer with
heating and air conditioning. You may cook your meals inside the
farm house and hang out all you want. Some goat meats and cheese
are available to you at no charge; other food items must be
purchased by you. Pay is $500.00 a week with regular pay
increases if you prove to me you can do the work. You also must
maintain the farm generator. This job starts in January 2015 and
is long-term. You must have a vehicle and be able to drive a
truck and trailer. A driver's license is necessary. This is the
perfect job to save money. No illegal drugs this includes 420 for
any reason. No drunken parties. If interested, please send an
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers) and give a brief
description of yourself and your work experience. Please include
your telephone numbers for contact and the best time to call.
There is a six month probation. Be prepared to work long hours
during kidding season February and March.

AN EXPERIENCED PROPERTY MANAGER is needed to live on and work
year round on a rural property in upstate New York. Qualified
candidates will be highly knowledgeable in building and
construction, have experience managing vendors and household
staff, and have exceptional technology skills and experience with
mechanical maintenance and repairs. This person will have a keen
eye for detail and aesthetics, both interior and exterior, and
understand the art of formal service. Separate accommodations
provided on the property. For more information, please email a
resume and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

A FRUIT FARM IN UPSTATE NY is looking for an experienced Take
Charge person/couple to maintain it. A valid driver's license is
required. Will need the ability to perform all duties - pruning,
driving tractor, mowing, spraying and picking etc. Free housing
plus salary provided. References required. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL to live-in and
care for a property in upstate NY used partially as a small dog
boarding facility. We are looking for a candidate who is
self-motivated, skillful, responsible, handy, clean and organized
who will share in our commitment to provide exceptional care and
attention to the dogs and the property in-trusted in their care.
Dog care includes cleaning, feeding, exercising, giving them
attention as if they were your own dogs. Property management
includes mowing, equipment maintenance, overseeing workers on the
property, etc. Full amenities included. Must have a clean
driver's license. Must be physically able bodied as this work
does require physical endurance. Please email references and
resume to apply. Candidates will need to consent to a background
check and disclose any history of substance abuse problems or
felony convictions. Only serious applicants will be considered.
The position is effective immediately. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) to apply.

MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE/INDIVIDUAL wanted, long-term, live-in, to
take care of a home and grounds in the Hudson Valley area in
historic Hyde Park, NY (11/2 hours from New York City). Beautiful
five-acre property with a one bedroom caretaker cottage with an
attached garage, main house, and pool. Responsibilities include
care of house (cleaning general repairs, and maintenance), care
of lawn and gardens, and care for pool. Free rent and utilities.
Couple must be non-smokers, have gardening, lawn care,
housekeeping and basic handyman skills. No children please.
Salary will be discussed and based upon experience. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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HOUSING PROVIDED in exchange for work/caretaking in Westhampton
Beach, NY. We like to have eight to nine caretakers at the Inn
over the winter with varied responsibilities. We already have
five so three to four more would be great. In most cases, these
are not salaried positions but free housing in exchange for work.
The number of hours required is contingent upon skills and level
of housing required. The housing is available until May 15, 2015.
However, for those with really special skills/trades such as
skilled carpentry or plumbing or those who are technologically
savvy enough to upgrade our website and integrate with online
travel agencies and an online booking engine for us, it could be
extended. In fact, if one can really manage the hotel which would
include the above and social marketing, etc., there might be a
small stipend. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) is located at
7 Beach Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. We also need some
people to do housekeeping/maintenance. There is not a ton of
housekeeping as we only have 14 guest rooms which are rarely
fully occupied. Additionally, we will frequently have extended
stay guests who receive no housekeeping at all. However, there is
always something to do. We would also consider someone with
special carpentry/plumbing skills for fewer hours in exchange for
housing/expenses if they can help us with some projects (floors
and bathroom improvements). The number of work hours required
will be contingent upon level of housing needed, how many people,
and responsibilities. Absolutely no smoking. No experience
necessary for any of the positions. If interested, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). Thank you.

NEW ZEALAND

WE ARE LOOKING for a smiley, fun person to join our awesome team
ASAP and help us to clean our award winning hostel (Lonely
Planet's top pick for Christchurch). We would love for you to
stay with us a minimum of one month and a maximum of three
months. This is an unpaid position. You will be working for your
accommodation and other benefits including Internet allowance
(conditions apply) and laundry money. Please let us know if you
have a current Working Holiday Visa for NZ (you will only be
considered for this position if you have this Visa). You are
welcome to phone through and speak with XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(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 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. On the boat side the biggest thing
is that all the inner plating and insulation are all finished up,
the bathroom (wet-room) is plated and all water tanks are welded
into position. Next big thing is to get the engine into the boat.
We have to lift it up three meters and then two meters sideways.
It's a little messy but we are working on this right now. Weight
of the engine is around 500 kg so we need a hoist-system. The
volunteers took some days off to hitch-hike to the west coast,
and came happily back home with pictures of fiords, and camping
outside in the mountains close to the glaciers. The summer has
been extremely warm one so contrary to what I was thinking that
they will almost freeze to death they got back to the farm
sun-burned with a happy smile on their faces. During the next few
weeks we will be harvesting what we have been planting this year
and we will work on the engine and rigging, so if you have any
skills you might think will be useful please feel free to contact
us. We also looking for crew for sailing across the Atlantic,
heading towards Cuba when the boat is finished so if you find
that fancy please contact us. Please send an email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (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 the
Subject Line: SEA GYPSY APLLICATION so we know you have been
reading this. Love from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) - a sea
gypsy tribe of tomorrow!

OHIO

A NEW ALBANY, OH FAMILY is seeking a hands-on Household Manager
for their 5,000 sq. ft. home. This is a long-term, live-in
position for an experienced professional in a casual but very
busy home. Responsibilities include food prep, cooking at least
one meal per day (dinner), housecleaning, laundry, ironing,
grocery shopping and other errands, some child supervision and
chauffeuring, keeping the family calendar, plant and pet care,
and dry cleaning management. The ideal candidate will be a
nonsmoker with a big service heart who is congenial, smart,
organized, and punctual. This person should take pride in their
work and appearance, love children and dogs, enjoy cooking, and
be able to keep up with a busy household and make it run
smoothly. A Housekeeper currently works in the home once a week.
Don't miss this great opportunity! Salary commensurate with
experience and skills, plus benefits. No phone calls, please. If
you are interested, please email us your resume, a recent photo,
and a copy of your driver's license for consideration to
Professional Domestic Services & Institute at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). If accepted we will then
send you an application to be completed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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OREGON

A HAY AND TIMBER RANCH in Roseburg with a youth camp needs help
next summer season. Helpers will stack slash from a 2014 logging
site of 40 acres for later burning. The helpers will also
construct several bunkhouse tree houses for the youth camp. Bunks
and shower room and kitchen are provided. Wi-Fi is provided and
strong cell service is available. The work would be four hours a
day five days a week. You will need a car for travel to the ranch
and for travel around the area. A good resource to view the
attractions in the area is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers) For more info, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
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REMOTE 300 ACRE RANCH NEEDS CARETAKER(S). Located in
south-central Oregon, surrounded by Fremont-Winema National
Forest, with the nearest neighbor ten miles away. It's a
beautiful area. You will have a choice of two cabins, with solar
electricity. Stipend provided. Additional paid work for cutting
firewood, building construction, and vehicle mechanizing. Owners
are on site half-time. This could be a long-term position. Start
this Fall or next Spring. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for our off-grid homestead just outside
Coquille, Oregon. We are a half-hour from the beach and four
miles from town. We're looking for a responsible person or couple
capable of living simply and caring for our animals on a daily
basis while we're gone working out of state. The position is for
four to five months, January to May, 2015. Please email us for
more info and an application at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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PANAMA

WORK EXCHANGE offered. We are located in Portobelo, Colon around
90 minutes by car from Panama City. It is mainly a Dive Resort
which consists of six cabins, five rooms, and a small restaurant.
We need a person fluent in English and basic Spanish to help in
guest check-in/out, serving meals, cleaning rooms, answering
questions about activities. We are offering room and board in
exchange for four hours of work daily for six days a week.
Sometimes it will be four hours straight and other times it is
two hours in the morning and two in the afternoon or evening. A
good, fun attitude, flexibility, honesty and good work ethic are
a must. We do have Wi-Fi internet in common areas. To see photos
and apply online, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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SAUDI ARABIA 

PERSONAL ASSISTANT (Female) needed for a Prince in the Royal
Saudi Household in Riyadh. Requirements: a degree or diploma in
English, business, IT, languages, information science,
administration or management. Must have these attributes:
flexibility, adaptability, good interpersonal skills, ability to
multitask, organizational skills, communication skills, IT
skills, and secretarial skills. Typical responsibilities of the
job include: answering telephone calls, maintaining diaries,
arranging appointments, taking messages, typing/word processing,
filing, organizing meetings, using a variety of software
packages, booking transport and accommodation, managing
databases, implementing and maintaining procedures/administrative
systems, liaising with staff, suppliers and clients, and
preparing letters, presentations and reports. The candidate will
be operating from an office within the Mansion and will also be
provided with accommodation. You will be required, on occasion,
to travel with the Prince. The working hours will be between 8am
to 4pm, five days per week. The candidate must have a minimum of
one years' experience as a Personal Assistant. The salary will be
£20,000 - £24,000 plus accommodation. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers) and include EHS # 399 in the Subject Line.

SCOTLAND

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for a professional couple located in the
Glasgow area. Separate accommodation is provided in a beautiful
lodge house with its own private garden. Hours are normal daily
hours but need to be flexible when required. We have two dogs who
are outside most of the day and have their own area but do
require to walk in the grounds a couple of times a day.
Conditions are excellent for the right person to work and live
here. To apply, please send a covering letter and your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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SPAIN

ANIMAL CARETAKER/HOUSESITTER needed for my small farmhouse in the
south of Spain, near Malaga. I have a garden, fruit trees, four
horses, four dogs, and three cats. The housesitter has to have
experience with these kinds of animals, and should like to live
in the countryside. The idea is: accommodation provided for
taking care of my home and animals. We have electricity, water,
and Internet access. References are needed. Please contact Ruth
by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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TENNESSEE 

LIVE-IN ASSISTANT INNKEEPER needed in the Great Smoky Mountains
of Tennessee. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) is looking
for a friendly upbeat, non-smoking, dependable, energetic,
Assistant Innkeeper for a year-round position. Must be warm,
friendly, personable, service detail oriented and able to
prioritize tasks. Must be professional, customer service
oriented, have strong organizational and customer relation
skills, be self-motivated and detail oriented. Innkeeper's
responsibilities include but are not limited to: administrative
task, phone and online reservations, guest services, cleaning,
cooking and serving breakfast. Compensation includes living
quarters with bedroom living room, kitchen and bathroom, all
utilities, monthly salary and a possible bonus. Please send your
resume including salary history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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TEXAS

10 ACRE HILL COUNTRY RANCH needs a property caretaker. People
with experience using riding mower, gas trimmer, organic
gardening, housekeeping a must. 25 working hours are expected in
exchange a 750 sq. ft. one bedroom guest house with utilities
included. Any additional hours (if needed) will be paid $10 per
hour. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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MARRIED, SEMI-RETIRED EXPERIENCED RANCH COUPLE needed to live and
do chores on a scenic ranch below the Brady Mountains in Concho
County.  Must be non-smoking, doping or heavy drinking family
man. Ranch will provide new house, salary, utilities and some
pasture for your livestock. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) after 8p.m.

MARRIED COUPLE NEEDED to live and work on a ranch north of
Sanderson, Texas. We need a man to keep the yards and grounds
around the houses as well as work on the ranch. We have cattle
and goats and do all of our work on four-wheelers and pickups. He
must have ranching experience and be able to round up. We also,
need his wife to be willing to clean the main house once a week.
We have a nice two bedroom house and the school bus runs to the
ranch. We live 20 miles from Sanderson. No drinking or smoking or
drugs! Just peace and quiet; beautiful scenery, good water and
cool mornings. Please mail your resume with references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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COTTAGE PARENTS NEEDED. A West Texas Boys Ranch is looking for
Christian married couples to make a difference in the life of
children. Great work schedule with competitive salary. Benefits
and housing included. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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THAILAND

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER(S) (couples and groups
also welcome) to work at our dog center in Bang Saphan, Thailand
for one year (we will still accept people for shorter stays of
course). We are a small dog rescue center which cares for 50 plus
dogs at our center 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 center 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 center. 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.
Headrock Dogs Rescue will still exist once the center 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 our website when you visit:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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UTAH 

INNKEEPER/MANAGERS WANTED: Couple preferred with outgoing
personalities and guest relations skills to manage all phases of
operating this busy and highly rated six room Inn at Zion
National Park, Utah. Responsibilities include breakfast
preparation, concierge services, reservations, minor
maintenance/repair, landscaping and supervising seasonal staff
(housekeeper and relief innkeeper). Must have organizational
skills, cooking/baking ability, computer knowledge,
repair/maintenance skills and the willingness to do what it takes
to keep this popular Inn running smoothly. Innkeeping/property
management experience preferred. No smoking, drugs, or kids.
Compensation includes salary commensurate with experience,
housing if required, and possible performance bonus. Please email
your resume/work history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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VERMONT

A FAMILY CAMP in Vermont is looking for two full time seasonal
staff - couples welcome to apply. One role is Lead Housekeeper.
This person will be responsible for daily housekeeping of the
main Lodge and community spaces, cleanup and bed-making in the 22
guest cabins and overseeing the housekeeping staff schedule. The
other role is Maintenance - including wood cutting, general cabin
repairs on our rustic cabins, string trimming, and painting. We
are interested in hardworking, friendly and caring people who
want to live onsite in a beautiful place. Both roles will be
expected to help campers and staff as needed to keep camp running
smoothly. The positions run approximately May 1st through October
1st and includes room, board and stipend. Please send your
resume, references and a short note about yourselves to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). No phone calls please,
but do visit our website for more information about our camp at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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VIETNAM

WE NEED AN ENGLISH TEACHER for the duration of one to six months.
This is a nonprofit that provides training and job placement for
unemployed and rural women in the nearby villages. We make
beautiful souvenirs and all profits go back to help more people
in need. Our craft school in Vinh Long Province, Southern
Vietnam, is also a place to host local and foreign tourists and
visitors who want to learn more about craft making and the
Vietnamese culture. The school is surrounded by a relaxing
garden, lotus ponds and native plants, with the Mekong River
going by the front yard. It is a great place for the guests to
chill out and learn about life in the Mekong Delta. Since the
team in our craft school, including the artisans who are rural
disadvantaged women, barely speak English, we are looking for
someone to be based here to teach the team English and how to
welcome the tourists. Or if the person knows bag and art design,
they can teach the artisans new designs. Since we are a
nonprofit, where all the profits we earn go back to support more
people in need, we are not able to provide for housing/food
stipend. Yet we are happy to help the volunteers to find housing.
For more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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VIRGINIA

RESPONSIBLE HOUSESITTER(S) NEEDED for summer 2015. Contemporary
log home in rural Amherst County, Virginia, on 60 wooded acres
close to Blue Ridge Parkway, James River, and the Appalachian
Trail. Hike and bike from here for miles; boating and fishing
opportunities nearby. Vegetable garden for your use. Live in our
three-bedroom house for the cost of electricity (under $100 a
month), tending perennial gardens and light mowing from mid-May
to mid-August, 2015. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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WASHINGTON

OUTRAGEOUS OPPORTUNITY for the right person/couple! Full-time
caretaker(s) wanted for a historic five acre farm on Bainbridge
Island, Washington. Rent free cottage, salary, large sunny
garden, gorgeous western view to the Olympic mountains, great
neighbors neighborhood, 24/7 unconditional love from Ellie and
Jack, bucolic audio provided by eight sheep and lambs, and
abundant apples, pears, and plums! Extra credit for applicants
with mechanical savvy, passion for the earth and animals, ability
to "putter" with a smile and happy heart, those beyond stuff, and
reformed vagabonds searching to drop anchor for a decade or so!
Enthusiastic applicants, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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WEST VIRGINIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) needs a Volunteer
Campground Host from May 15 through September 15, 2015. The
volunteer must come with their own RV. Greet visitors and answer
questions about NRRS and other programs. Ensure campground
entrance gate opens in the morning and is secure at night.
Conduct periodic walk through/drive through of park to assure
campers are on assigned sites according to records. Host will be
bonded and will collect fees in the campground before Memorial
Day and after Labor Day. Since the host is bonded, this will be a
long-term assignment. Campground hosts do not enforce park
regulations; however, they are the eyes and ears of the park
rangers and assist rangers and visitors during emergencies.
Bulltown Campground is one of the area's most popular
campgrounds, and the host provides a very valuable service. This
campground is located 12 miles off Exit 67, Interstate 79. In
exchange for services, campground hosts are provided a RV site at
the entrance to the campground with electric, water, and sewer
hookups. Please apply online through XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Live-in estate couple available. Seeking a part-time position
with animal friendly family. Hours and pay negotiable. Five plus
years' experience in similar position. Will relocate. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Seeking Caretaker Job near Helena, MT. Reliable semi-retired
federal employee looking to supplement retirement income. Please
call Mike at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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Retired chef/butler and historic property owner/caretaker and
innkeeper to assist or maintain private residence/small inn until
the summer possibly shorter/longer. I am formally educated in the
hospitality/culinary industry. Excellent references available. 
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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Healthy, nonsmoking, drug and pet free professional female
teacher with excellent references looking for paid year-long
sabbatical after 30 years in the classroom, with sixteen of those
years as unpaid positions as a nun in church schools. Hoping for
some charity in return. Various locations okay. Ideal situations
are safe yet private accommodations for pet/housesitting, or
minimal assistance to family or the elderly. I own my vehicle
with a stellar driving history. Okay for non-live-in caretaking
positions if in the Seattle, Coeur d' Alene, or Spokane area.
Seeking time for exploring and discerning next phase of career,
promoting my published memoir, and writing its sequel. More about
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). Character testimonies
immediately available upon request via email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

Homeschooling family of five (and a 13-year-old German Shepard
retired therapy-dog.) Looking for a caretaking/housesitting
position, semi-remote location, from May - July, in US/Canada or
Australia. Husband and wife have experience living off the grid,
gardening, farming. Husband works as an online teacher so
internet access is important. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
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Retired, Professional woman is seeking a caretaker-housesitter
position. Geographically flexible. Smoke free. I am honest,
responsible, value a strong work ethic, have a clear driving
record, plus, I'm a great housekeeper and cook. Taking care of
people, making sure they are secure and happy is who I am and
what I love. I also love animals. I am currently in a seasonal
position at a Wyoming ranch. Excellent character and work
references are available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
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Retired Professional seeking a caretaker/security position,
preferably in a rural area, from non-resident real estate owner
is acceptable. Prefer within 50 miles of the following Montana
cities:  Butte, Dillon, or Missoula. Have lifetime agricultural
experience and some equine management experience. Own some light
equipment and tools. Residence required. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Experienced House Manager, caregiver, caretaker, companion,
seeking next employment. Healthy, single, female, 48, with 26
years experience in varied established households and private
properties throughout the U.S. Currently completed a 13 year
position in the Boston/Cape Cod area but open to any region. Long
or short term. Welcome rural and understated locations. Extreme
comfort level with animal care. Livestock, family pets,
particularly horses be it for pleasure, ranch, or show.
Respectful of client privacy and easily perform tasks to owner's
preference. Resourceful, work with initiative and a happy heart.
Accustomed to working with a wide spectrum of vendors and
craftsmen in addition to being a solo presence on site. Resume
and excellent references available. Inquiries and further details
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) Thank you for
your consideration.

Retired snowbird available. I'm easygoing, and a
nonsmoker-nondrinker. I need RV space in Tucson to stay in my own
RV, immediately! Can caretake or pay rent! Please call me for
details at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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Hello! Awesome lady available for caretaking, housesitting, and
other opportunities beginning in January 2015. Most interested in
Oregon, Washington, Northern California, and Victoria/BC. I am
compassionate, efficient, and an excellent communicator. Years of
experience caring for homes, dogs, and properties. My interests
include ecology, meditating, growing food, artistic endeavors,
herbalism, and living simply. Please contact Jennifer with
details and inquiries (including compensation and dates) at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) Thanks!

Petsitting Couple in Portland seeks ~3 week vacation jobs.
Vancouver, Montreal, New York for summer. Hawaii, Puerto Rico,
Tropics mid-February through early-April. Great references from
four years of continuous sitting. Airfare as proof of commitment.
Willing to arrive early for your peace of mind. All interest is
welcome. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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Rain Soaked Artists Looking For A Slice Of Paradise. Us: We are
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) and we want to take care
of your house. In short, we are an artist collective based in the
bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. We
have 30 members in our group who combine their various efforts
and talents to make art. Musicians, painters, actors and writers
live together under one roof at 1633 17th Ave while we also care
for an 11,000 sq. ft. multi-million dollar property. Our duties
include gardening, landscaping, painting, plumbing, construction
work and every other skill that is needed to maintain a
120-year-old house as a beautiful living space and home. We host
monthly art gallery events, live music performances,
community-building workshops and other shindigs. Of course, as
our house is more than a century old, our work is never finished
and we do what we must to keep it clean, comfortable and inviting
for all those that enter. You can view our home at:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) Our host: You own a
property on the island of Maui and want more than just your
typical caretaker scenario. These days, the rain clouds have
started forming overhead as we move into the dreary, damp months
that create the stereotypical Seattle winter (it's really not
that bad, we swear!) Anyway, what we want is an additional
caretaking opportunity in a place known for being one of the most
beautiful places in the world. Our goal is to collaborate with a
property owner in Maui and workout a similar caretaking
opportunity, in which anywhere from 5 to 10 members of our
collective go to Maui on assignment in our member based exchange
program in a caretaking capacity on the island. The In Arts NW is
coming to soak up the sun, enjoy the sights, chill at the beach
and care for a property in as loving a manner as we care for this
one here in Seattle. The Dream: A few representatives from our
collective will be in Hawaii in late January on vacation and
would love to meet up with any interested property owners who are
looking for caretakers. If our goals and interests line up, we
can hammer out the details to make it happen. It's a win-win
situation: You get someone to help maintain and improve your
property, and we get the opportunity to share your little slice
of paradise. We can be reached at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers) Thank you.

Middle aged male with 18 years handyman/remodel experience and
caretaker experience of an eight acre Cherry Hills, CO estate
(horses, dogs, cats, peacocks, etc.) seeks a permanent part-time
caretaker position in exchange for rent. Non-smoker, drug free,
and non-drinker. Foothills, West and Far-south sides of Denver
metro area OK. Reliable with many excellent references. Very
personable, also a Professional Massage Therapist, and
Professional Chauffer. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Thank you, Glenn.

50-year-old man seeks house-sitting opportunity in the San
Francisco/Northern California area to be closer to my children. I
have been a homeowner for the past twenty years.  I am a
woodworking artisan, but am happy to do basic repairs if needed. 
Pets are welcome too! Available to start February 15. Would
prefer a one month stay or longer. References available. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Seeking a position of Caretaker/Land Steward. Self-sufficient,
able to live in isolation; up high overlooking all, surrounded by
Nature. A sanctuary not for tourists. I bring unconditional love
to the energy of the land and all upon it. Honoring the Native
heritage of Earthkeepers. Know well the Rocky Mountains and
weather. Professional educator, scholar, artist, traveler,
reader. A small town setting with a close knit community. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Estate Caretaker/Gardener seeking a live-in position.
Hard-working and honest 60-year-old male, with 31 years'
experience, currently as Live-in Estate Caretaker/Gardener on a
private estate in Kings Point, NY available for immediate
employment. Professional in managing landscape, vegetable and
flower gardens, greenhouse, and household maintenance.
Responsible supervisor of staff and contracted workers.
Knowledgeable horticulturist with passion for organic vegetable
gardening.  Target locations are NY, NJ, and Eastern PA.
Excellent references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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Seeking a long-term/live-in, Caretaker/Housekeeping position.
Self-Starter with over 25 years' experience at self-employed
cleaning residential homes along with pet sitting, cooking,
gardening, yard work, sewing, organization, and childcare.
References available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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53-year-old woman seeks a house-sitting opportunity. Pets a
welcome addition! Most recently, 17 years' experience as a
professional pet/house-sitter. Previous to this, a professional
cyclist, college graduate, and military veteran. Very
responsible, honest, quiet, with Midwestern values. No smoking or
drugs. Also, would be interested in caretaking a hobby farm.
Experience with larger animals and organic gardening. Available
to start March 15, 2015. A longer stay would be preferable.
Excellent references available. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Situation sought on Maine coast. Responsible woman in middle
years - healthy, fit, pleasant, conscientious, intelligent,
capable, positive, nature-loving, artistic - seeks house-sitting,
caretaking, or affordable house sharing arrangement. Background
in holistic health and museum fields. Permaculture student.
Experienced property caretaker and also as: whole foods cook,
housekeeper/home maker, organic vegetable/flower gardener,
compassionate caregiver. Excellent character, work, rental, and
house-sitting references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
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Professional writer, Ph.D., seeks an exclusive celebrity/estate
managerial or sitting position. Flexible geographically.
Bi-lingual. Multi-skilled. Excellent health. Tai chi/qigong
master. Administrative prowess. Former journalist, professor,
therapist, yacht captain. Long term or seasonal. Privacy ensured.
Impeccable references. Can comfortably engage kings and queens.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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Professional-Personal Executive and Assistant available to help
with Estate-Property Management, Operations, Travel Plans, etc.
(You tell me!) I am a worldwide traveler, fit, friendly and
flexible. Plan to leave my business consulting practice
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) for another path in life
that would be pleasing, productive, and expand my horizons.
Previous volunteer, development and pro bono work causes me to
seek supplemental income with this transition. Excellent
references are available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
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Christian man (38), multi-skilled professional, with excellent
references. Experienced handyman working in all aspects of
property care. Experienced Home Health aide. I love to cook and I
clean up after myself. I grew up on a farm. I love animals and
gardening. Learning how to be more self-sufficient, preventive
maintenance and prepared for anything is a passion of mine.
Additional experience includes but is not limited to, hospitality
and guest relations and security. Looking for a long-term
position close to nature. Please come visit my website for more
info at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Travel Companion / Personal Assistant/Personal Executive
Assistant available for your business or pleasure travel. Also
experienced at helping with moves, downsizing, organizing
estates. I am a fit, friendly, fun, responsible Canadian, have
traveled to 22 countries with 11+ years running my Professional
Organizing business and 12+ years experience as a personal
assistant. I speak some German. Flexible, capable and
trustworthy. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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Experienced Housesitter/Caretaker Available. Looking for a
placement in the southeast United States, especially Atlanta and
northeast Georgia, or Asheville (or elsewhere in North Carolina).
I am very familiar with landscape maintenance, willing to care
for pets, and have prior experience in caretaking/housesitting in
the north Georgia area. I am a writer and am working on a book.
Need time/space to find a publisher/literary agent. I am also a
professional pianist (jazz, blues, and classical influences).
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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