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THIS IS OUR 205th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 35, Number 1       

January/February 2017        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS

- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 34 states
and 23 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Yoga Teacher/Feng Shui Practitioner finds a Caretaker/Innkeeper
Position 
- Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA 

RVING PARK HOST VOLUNTEER needed at Deerlick Creek Campgrounds
from March 1 through November 30, 2017. Volunteers will need
their own RV. Hosts will be required to operate ORMS software,
make reservations, check in campers, collect fees, and issue
various passes, post campsite and shelter reservations. Answer
calls during the entire length of your shift (day and night).
Provide visitors with information concerning Corps Recreation
Areas. Twice daily: check park grounds, campsites, shelters,
restrooms, playgrounds, and utilities for signs of vandalism,
water leaks, hazard trees, etc. Keep in mind the safety of our
visitors. Notify Corps personnel if any problems occur. 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. If interested, please apply online at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA  

LIVE-IN RANCH HELP, north central Arizona. Seeking single or
couple (EOE), vegan/ovo-vegan for a no-kill environment. Secure,
upscale location. The primary duty is animal care; secondary
duties include minor repair/maintenance and grounds-keeping. Must
have experience with horses (within the last three years),
intermediate riding skills (and weighing not more than 150 lbs.)
with ability to diagnose and treat common injuries/ailments. Must
be in good health and able to lift 50 lbs., walk up and down
hills, and operate common ranch equipment. A valid driver's
license and dependable vehicle required. No smoking, no drugs,
minimal alcohol. Salary (DOE/Q) plus two-bedroom, two-bath home.
Pets considered. References and background check required.
Contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with qualifications and salary
requirements. Thank you.

CARETAKING COUPLE or single wanted for help with our
off-the-grid, two room B&B in Yavapai County. 20 acres of high
desert canyon land, adjacent to National Forest, including
passive solar home, Architect's Studio, workshop/dance/yoga
studio, massage studio. Assistance required with year-round
organic garden, vineyard and wine-making, groundskeeping, chicken
wrangling, pool and hot tub maintenance, etc. Also B&B
housekeeping and vegetarian breakfast prep. We offer a passive
solar two bedroom stone Casita in exchange for 70 hours/month
diverse assistance. Additional possible salary dependent on your
skills and abilities. Environmentally conscious, energetic
applicants, please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a peaceful, small suburban Tucson ranch at
the base of the Catalina Mountains. We are seeking a reliable
couple for our 12 acre ranch starting after February 1, 2017. The
setting is quiet and lush, and we offer a completely separate
Santa Fe style guesthouse with one large bedroom and bath,
walk-in closet, and large great room and full kitchen and kiva
fireplace. The guesthouse is 1,000 square feet, comes furnished,
and completely renovated. There are also covered patios for
enjoying the outdoors, and in the summer months you would have
full use of a beautiful pool. The guesthouse is adjacent to a
large workshop as well as a locked storage room, which you would
be free to use, along with a separate washer and dryer for your
use. We provide all utilities year-round (internet, power, water,
garbage pickup, TV, heating/cooling). You must be totally
nonsmoking, nondrinking and not users of any drugs, and must love
animals! Must have no pets. We are here November through April,
and then we and our two horses and three dogs leave for a summer
home. When we are here, the work averages 15 - 20 hours weekly,
and less when we are away. The work consists of caring for two
gentle horses, occasional dog sitting, feeding barn cat, cleaning
our house, maintaining the pool, landscaping, drip irrigation,
buildings, taking care of equipment, and performing basic home
repairs and upkeep as needed. You should be able to maintain an
ATV and manure spreader, and have experience caring for horses.
The job is perfect for a retired couple or for folks who work
from home. You would be free to have some outside work, and we
are flexible when it comes to time off for family visits,
vacations, etc. We want people for the long term, who will think
of this as their home. No salary is provided. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARKANSAS 

APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed. We have complexes in the
Conway, Riverview, Camden and other locations throughout the
state of Arkansas. We have a current opening in Conway!
Experience preferred, but will train the right person. This
position is ideal for a couple. You will be required to live
on-site. Please send your resume and inquires to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dear Gary, I know I'm late in giving you feedback on my ad that
went out in one of your email blasts but I wanted to let you know
what a great resource your Gazette has been for us. There are so
many scams on the web that is difficult to know who to trust.
After checking out The Caretaker Gazette for a couple of months
and speaking to you personally we went ahead and placed an email
ad with you, seeking a caretaker position anywhere on the west
coast (in hopes of moving from the northeast to be closer to our
grandchildren in northern California). Our email blast went out
on a Monday night and by Tuesday morning we woke up to email
messages from people with positions in Washington, Oregon, and
Idaho! After making a quick trip out to southern Oregon to
interview and check out one of the situations, followed by a few
more weeks of working out a contract, we are now living rent-free
on a lovely guest ranch in Oregon which is within a few hours'
drive of our grandchildren who we wanted to be near. My husband
and I are now in better shape than we've been in years due to
being outside, out of a condo in a busy city and back into a home
with a lovely yard in a very beautiful part of the country.
Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful service. You and
your staff have done such a great job at identifying a need and
meeting it. Sincerely yours, Mary Kay L. Arnold, OR
 
Dear Mary Kay, congratulations on your new position! I'm glad
to read that your email broadcast ad was successful and resulted
in you finding such a nice position near your grandchildren. For
subscribers who are interested in reading more about the process
from placing an email broadcast ad to accepting a position,
please see our current Caretaker Profile on Page 8 of this
issue.
 
I am interested in receiving training for property caretaking. Do
you know of any schools that provide such training? Thanks in
advance for any info, Elaine Y. New York, NY 
 
Dear Elaine, to our knowledge, and from the feedback we have
received over the decades, the best school that provides that
kind of training is Professional Domestic Institute in Columbus,
Ohio. They offer various courses each year that provide training
in a variety of topics relating to caring for wealthy homes and
property. To contact them, please visit their website at
www.housestaff.net or email carol@housestaff.net or call them at
(614) 565-5043.
 
Hi Gary, I love your publication and think you provide such a
great service. I've always been a hard copy subscriber but I
found my last position through one of your email broadcasts. I am
not very computer literate but I send and receive email so I
signed up for your broadcasts so I could get the email updates
during the week. I am so glad I did this because that's how I
found my latest caretaker position. It came in through one of
your email updates. Thank you for all you do! Ken L. Boston, MA
 
Hi Ken, I'm glad you were able to find your current position
through one of our email broadcasts. We still receive new ads
every day, and more and more advertisers want to get their ad out
to our subscribers as quickly as possible. A lot of our
subscribers still enjoy receiving the print issues of the Gazette
but they also have signed up to receive our email broadcasts.
Many of our subscribers who spend a lot of time on the road
(RVers, snowbirds and world travelers) appreciate being able to
receive and access new listings as they travel. In addition to
property owners looking for housesitters and caretakers via our
email broadcasts, we also have subscribers who are looking for
positions as housesitters and caretakers by advertising a
Situations Wanted ad in our email broadcasts. If you decide to
place your own ad, please visit www.caretaker.org and click on
Advertise and fill out your ad and payment there. Best of luck in
your new position!

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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

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER PENSIONER COUPLE required in the Wandoan Taroom
district of Queensland. Must be from the Land. Rent free house
provided in exchange for some part-time work. Must have good
local references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Our clients are seeking an experienced,
stable couple, preferably with a cattle station background, for a
ranch in Dingo, a small town in the Central Highlands Region in
Queensland. Successful applicants must have a positive and
supportive attitude, and be open to instruction. Your previous
general farming, mechanical and machinery capability will be
required to cover daily on-farm operations. Motorized mustering
is performed on this property. This is a full-time position for
candidates with a longer term outlook. The position is available
to a mature age couple. Accommodation provided along with
remuneration of $600 - $700/week. Please note this is a permanent
position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders. For
more details, local applicants should contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER needed in the Boomi/Mungindi area. You will need to
caretake farm buildings and the gardens. Small maintenance jobs
are also required. This position would be suitable for a
pensioners. Wage is negotiable. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on the Dampier
Peninsula, Western Australia. We are looking for a caretaker or
caretaker couple to live on site in our tourist accommodation
area. In return for accommodation and meals you will be required
to work approximately 30 hours per week. Assisting with gardening
and general maintenance and laundry in our tourism facilities.
Your own caravan or camper would be an advantage, but
accommodation can be provided if required. Australian applicants
should email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed in the Mackay coastal area. Looking for a single
person with their own caravan. This is a long-term position with
minimal duties. Please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER MANAGER needed. We're looking for a resident caretaker
manager (couple or single) for our unique bush retreat, which
offers self-contained tourist accommodation near Mudgee in
central New South Wales. In return for property repairs and
maintenance, grounds and bush care, cleaning, and the meet and
greet of guests we offer a modest retainer and free rent in a
secluded, cozy, one bedroom cottage with district views, reversal
cycle air-con, wood heater, lovely gardens and deck, and even a
hen house and veggie patch! We'll also cover electricity, gas,
water, and internet and meet the running costs of your vehicle.
Depending on your skills and experience, there may also be
opportunities to supplement your income working on other
projects. If you're fit, handy, enjoy interacting with people and
are looking for a change then we'd love to hear from you. To get
the ball rolling send us an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX telling
us why you think you'd be great for this unique opportunity. If
you've got a resume and/or references it would be great if you
could attach them.

FULL-TIME STATION CARETAKER COUPLE needed immediately in Tom
Price, Western Australia. This position is available for an
experienced station caretaker couple with extensive cattle
station knowledge. They will mainly be working alone or training
local staff.  Mainly stud herd and manage and develop
infrastructure. Applicants must be able to handle all aspects of
cattle station duties including working with junior trainees and
teaching them station work skills. Both partners will work
full-time, so you must be fit and active. Must have 5+ year's
current cattle station experience, fencing and yard work skills,
and must be able to train staff. Accommodation provided along
with a remuneration of $70,000 (couple package). Please note this
is a permanent position and not available to Working Holiday Visa
Holders. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PENSIONER GARDENER needed for property west of Roma, in the
Maranoa Region. Light duties required, in return for free rent
and power. Accommodations available. For more details, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE RUN A SHEARING CONTRACT BUSINESS from our farm near
Quindanning, Western Australia, located two hours southeast of
Perth. We are looking for a very honest and reliable
person/couple with their own caravan to cook for up to 20 people,
two to three days per week, to start ASAP. Must be able to cook
good basic, wholesome country food. Lunches and morning and
afternoon teas are packed and sent out with the workers each
morning and then the evening meal is prepared. There is also some
cleaning of bathrooms, and cleaning work required. If you were a
couple looking for work there would be some general chores around
the shearers' quarters to do such as emptying rubbish and general
tidy up jobs (which would not be required every day). The cooking
wage is very attractive, with good working conditions. The
kitchen facilities are good to work in. There is power and water
available for caravans, and also access to bathrooms if required.
We would prefer no dogs as we have working farm dogs around, but
this is negotiable. The work will run until around April, but if
you were interested in less time that is fine. If you are
interested please call Sarah for more information as the work can
be better explained over the phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER WANTED for a 20 acre horse property in a small town in
the Moreton Bay Region in Queensland. This is a volunteer
position. Free accommodation, electricity and water provided in
exchange for volunteer work on the property, such as collecting
horse manure and feeding the horses as required. The
accommodation is for one person only. Pets are OK. Horse
experience preferred. This would be ideal for an active retired
person. To apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A POSITION IS AVAILABLE for a caretaker couple on a family owned
cattle property out of Julia Creek, Queensland. Duties will
include general house and garden maintenance, minimal cattle
work, weed spraying, property maintenance etc. Duration for the
role is for approximately one month with the potential of a
couple more weeks work in January 2017. This position is best
suited to a couple! Please note this position is not available to
Working Holiday Visa Holders. Benefits include a three bedroom
cottage with air-conditioning and electricity. Meat will be
provided, along with remuneration of $500/week. Applicants must
be fit and able, be able to work in the heat, and must work well
in a team. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FEMALE DOMESTIC POSITION available for an honest, self-motivated
person on a cattle property located 100kms north of Moranbah, in
the Isaac Region of Queensland. This position includes all
domestic duties, including gardening. Must be willing to help
with horse feeding. Being rugged is an advantage. Only female
accommodation provided. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING for an energetic friendly couple to help with our
six chalets in Albany, Western Australia. Help is needed over the
summer holiday period but you can start any time, as we can be
very flexible on the dates. Jobs include maintaining the grounds
and keeping the chalets clean and tidy and the odd bit of
handyman work in return for a two bedroom chalet with outgoings
and room for your caravan if needed. Our property is 20kms east
of Albany. We are next to Nanarup Beach and a short drive to Two
Peoples Bay. This position is great for a couple who like the
beach, fishing, nature walks or just relaxing, listening to the
waves, and abundant wildlife. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FREE CAMPING available for mature nomadic RVers in exchange for
helping out around my 68 acre bush retreat in the Gunalda/Gympie
area. Work will involve mowing, brush cutting, general gardening,
and cleaning up and helping with repairs. My acreage is located
five kilometers off the Bruce Highway at Gunalda, approximately
20 minutes north of Gympie, 35 minutes to Tincan Bay, and five
minutes to the general store and pub. Please ring
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELGIUM

HELP NEEDED. I am 65-years-old and I live alone with my dog, a
Labrador named Ticky. My house is located along the Belgian coast
not far from the border with France (Dunkerque). There is always
work to do for all good tinkerers and skillful hands in my house.
For my nature guide and facilitators for school activities, I
have various things to prepare. Search for documentation, care
and teaching file, etc. I like music without being limited to a
genre. French is my language to heart and I can help you learn if
you are interested. My bikes are at your disposal. I ask for help
for about 20 hours/week. If you are interested and help around my
house and discover the country, and are in Belgium, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE

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

WANTED TWO PERSONS OR A SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE to caretake
DXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in southern Belize. A minimum commitment of
four weeks anytime from March to November. Your primary
responsibility is having a presence on the property. Duties as of
this date will be the care and feeding of six dogs, fishes,
watering young plants and minor maintenance. If interested please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BULGARIA

HELP NEEDED in the village of Ostra Mogila. I am a commercial
beekeeper running 100 hives here. Working with bees, which can
involve long days, especially in the summer-time. This is a great
opportunity to learn about bee keeping and work with animals. I
am looking for an adult, or autonomous people, who can invest
creativity and energy in technical or physical work, and who have
a real sense of what reciprocity and equity means. We don't
usually host people who are younger than 25 years old, unless
they can demonstrate maturity and they have some relevant
experience. If you're in Bulgaria, and looking for a
work/exchange situation, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

SEEKING A LIVE-IN CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER in the Fresno Foothills
on an isolated foothills ranch. This full-time job will be
approximately five to six hours/day, six days/week. The
position's duties will include all landscaping/groundskeeping,
feeding/watering livestock, cleaning livestock pens, operating a
tractor, spraying weeds, general maintenance/repair, heavy
lifting, moving hay and so on. Looking for someone who is honest
and reliable, possibly a couple. Must have references and no
felonies. Experience with livestock is a plus. Monthly salary
will depend on experience, and a 5th wheel for living quarters
will be provided. Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Orleans, Humboldt County. Sandy
Bar Ranch is seeking a capable, able-bodied caretaker couple to
help with our cabin rental business in exchange for a house on
the Klamath River, some paid work, and sharing our riverside
Permaculture homestead. The position starts in 2017. We seek
mature, self-motivated folks with basic rural skills to help with
cabin cleaning, cabin and structure upgrade and maintenance,
grounds, and guest reception. We offer a beautiful home with
established gardens and orchards, in a mountain setting with
surrounding wilderness, rivers, and a strong community. Please
send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DUCK CLUB ASSISTANT CARETAKER COUPLE needed. A couple team is
needed for a private duck club located in Fairfield, CA. The
ideal candidates will include a hands-on general handyman to
assist in preparation of hunting season; such as blind cleaning,
painting, cleaning and restringing of decoys. Year-round yard
maintenance, maintenance of boats and vehicles, dozer and backhoe
work required. Welding knowledge helpful. Domestic duties for the
partner include cooking, cleaning, making beds, laundry,
shopping, etc. Benefits and home included. Salary will be based
on experience. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING AN INNKEEPER to operate a new luxury 5-room Bed and
Breakfast, in Plymouth, California's beautiful Amador Wine
Country. This is a full-time, year-round position with an
attractive shift (i.e. work three days, off three days, work
three days, off three days, etc.). The Innkeeper will stay
overnight at the property during their shift and return home for
their days off. The ideal applicant will have three or more
years' Innkeeper or Hotel Operations experience, professional
appearance, excellent customer service and communication skills,
enjoys interacting and caring for guests, loves to entertain
groups and show off their culinary skills, self-motivated,
energetic, tidy, organize and prioritize with little supervision,
computer savvy, and eager to be friendly, courteous hosts that
manage phone/reservations, check-in/checkout, guest services,
record keeping, oversee housekeeping, provide tours, manage
supplies/inventory, grocery shopping, and prepare/serve daily hot
gourmet breakfast. Compensation will be based on experience. No
smoking/pets/children. Vehicle required. Local candidates only;
no relocation available; must live within one hour of Plymouth,
CA. No calls or drop-ins please. Please email cover letter,
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FREE RENT available for dog professionals (couple only) in
Encino. We are a non-profit small dog rescue in search for a
responsible and stable live-in couple, with at least one person
who has extensive experience as either a vet-tech, dog trainer,
or very experienced dog handler. A groomer may also be
considered. Must know how to approach and handle timid,
frightened, shy, and sometimes aggressive dogs. This arrangement
would be an exchange of a one bedroom unit on a property that
also houses the organization's office headquarters for your time
and care for our dogs. Most of our dogs are under 20 pounds and
we are not focused on one specific breed. Although you must love
dogs, you may not have your own pet as you will be required to
care for approximately 10 dogs on the property. There is already
a stray cat on the property that relies on us for food and water,
and companionship. Responsibilities will include general
caretaking of the property, including cleaning, maintenance of
yard and office headquarters, daily dog care such as feeding,
medicating, and exercising, keeping the property tidy and
presentable while ensuring noise level is kept to a minimum, and
showing dogs to potential adopters and fosters by appointment
when needed. You must be comfortable with other employees and
volunteers to be on the property during the daytime hours, and
you must be comfortable with dogs in your living quarters when
necessary. We are not looking for someone who simply needs free
rent. We are looking for someone who is passionate about dogs and
rescuing who doesn't mind being surrounded by dogs all day long.
Ideally, one of you would be a Vet Tech, trainer, or similar
dog-professional while the other may have a part-time day-job.
This means that if you go out at night to dinner and a movie, you
must enlist a volunteer for the hours that you are gone if
available, as long as you never leave the property unattended
when our staff is not there. The property is clean, safe, and
basic. It has approximately 700 sq. ft. tile floors, laundry,
stove, refrigerator, and plenty of outdoor space, not all of
which will be used for the dogs, air-conditioning room and plenty
of daylight. Absolutely no smoking, marijuana use, or drug use of
any kind. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required.
Please send us your qualifications and why you feel that you are
the right caretakers to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please be
prepared for a background check.

CANADA

SEASONAL RETREAT CARETAKER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Edgewood, BC from April 1 through October 31, 2017. Looking for
an adventurous couple or two person team who want to experience
remote living as you will be required to stay on site for the
most part especially during times of high turnover (July -
August). Ideally you would begin working with a booked rental
schedule as well as coordinate daily campers. Have the ability to
deal with the public in a professional manner and able to handle
stressful situations. Create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere
for people. Duties will include: cleaning of campsites, cabins
and retreat center, collecting garbage, recycling, raking,
mowing, ordering supplies, and general upkeep of the site. Must
be able to handle physical work, and lift and carry up to 50
pounds. Monthly reporting/cash reconciliations will be mandatory.
Must live on site - options available. Please submit proposals
with a resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by December
18, 2016, 12:00pm. Only those shortlisted will be notified.

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN/"JACK OF ALL TRADES" wanted in Saseenos, BC,
in the greater Victoria area. Need a single person to do jobs
around a small, well-maintained, water-front estate on Sooke
Basin. En suite bedroom provided. Work could appeal to a
renaissance personality and depending upon skills could include:
carpentry, computer work, construction, dock building, driving,
electrical, fencing, furniture making/improving/refinishing, land
clearing, gardening, general maintenance (e.g., irrigation
system), painting, plumbing, path improvement/development,
power-washing, roofing, stonework, tiling. Would like someone who
is innovative, that will understand the property, take
"ownership" of the property, and take pride in improving it.
Compensation to be agreed, dependent upon qualifications. Please
call or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME CAMP CARETAKER needed on Gabriola Island, British
Columbia. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a children's residential summer
camp. The camp is currently recruiting for an on-site year-round
property caretaker. Year round duties include but are not limited
to: maintenance of the facilities, including swimming pool
maintenance/care, basic light construction, painting, and lawn
care, operation of a small water system and onsite management of
short term facility rentals. The caretaker is required to have
knowledge of and/or recent experience in property management,
knowledge and competency of basic "handyman" type skills,
excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work with
youth leaders, a valid BC driver's license, and three work
references. A criminal record check will be required prior to
final hiring. For more information about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
please visit the Camp's website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  British
Columbia caretaker applicants should forward their resume
outlining your experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RESIDENT CARETAKER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a
non-smoking, 101 unit Strata complex by Central Park in Burnaby.
The job entails cleaning, calling/meeting with contractors,
keeping records and updating Strata, react to emergencies, and
performing minor maintenance. The candidate will need to be
bondable, have a vehicle, basic computer and phones skills and
knowledge of building systems and be willing to undergo a
criminal record check. First Aid is an asset and wages and
benefits will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please
mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

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 is provided on
the resort's premises, plus a small 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 our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

I NEED A HOUSESITTER for my home and pets in the Washington Park
area of Denver from December 23, 2016 to January 15, 2017. I
would like a housesitter who will look after our two lovely dogs
(both are Labradors), and one cat. This would include walking the
dogs, and feeding the cat and dogs on a regular schedule. The cat
sleeps inside at night and the dogs outside. Would also like
people who are security conscious and very neat and clean. Please
email your interest and provide references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN PROPERTY MANGER of ski-in/ski-out condos needed in
Glenwood Springs, CO. This is a salaried, full-time position with
bonus incentives. Onsite living accommodation within the manager
suite is included. There are multiple positions considered for
families or teams. You will need to manage 51 privately owned
ski-in/ski-out condos and short-term rentals. Prior property
management experience is required. A Colorado Property Management
License is required (or licensure may be sponsored for the right
candidate). Responsibilities include general maintenance,
cleaning, guest services, office admin, staff management, and
reporting to the HOA board. To apply, please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

SEEKING A FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN YEAR-ROUND experienced Innkeeper
(single or couple) to manage a #1 rated inn. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) is
seeking a full-time, live-in Innkeeper. Our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is located in the quaint New England town of Wallingford, CT. and
very highly rated on Trip advisor and Bedandbreakfast.com.
Preferred accommodation for the prestigious Choate Academy
located next to us as well as Yale University and Quinnipiac
College only 15 minutes away all of which bring us an
international cliental daily. We are looking for a
well-organized, personable, energetic individual or couple as
full time live-in Innkeepers. Duties include taking reservations
via online system, checking in guests and providing concierge
service, preparing and serving breakfast, shopping, hosting
wine/cheese hour, and housekeeping. Compensation includes salary
and housing with all utilities including internet and cable, paid
vacation, health insurance and more. To apply, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

ADULT COUPLE needed to care for our Costa Rica beach front house,
two bedroom, comb. Living room/dining room, two bathrooms, plus
outside shower. DSL internet with Wi-Fi. Care for two dogs,
maintain clean house plus some yard care required. Pay own
utilities (approximately $80/month) plus your own food. The house
is in the southeastern side of Costa Rica in Zancudo facing Gulfo
Dulce.  Please see my web site for pictures and details at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

APPRENTICESHIP POSITION AVAILABLE in Sustainable Living,
Permaculture, Natural Building and Homesteading Skills. We are
presently looking to fill one position in our current (2017)
apprenticeship program. The right applicant would start as soon
as possible and work with us to experience our apprentice
program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please go
here to apply: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Participants in
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX's Apprenticeship in Sustainable Living live
and work with amazing people at the Ranch and in Mastatal. They
make lifelong friends, participating in a style of living that
oftentimes changes them forever. This experience offers the
unique opportunity to become a part of the magic and beauty of a
remote area of Costa Rica, while simultaneously learning tangible
skills to take back home. Our goals for this program are to
empower individuals who are genuinely interested in creating a
more sustainable world, be a "living laboratory" for experiential
education and the learning and daily practice of life-long
skills, inspire and enable individuals to continue to develop
creative solutions and generate positive social change and
sustainable practices in their own lives and communities after
they leave, prepare a group of capable individuals to help manage
and caretake the Ranch during the months of August, September,
October and November. Provide post-apprenticeship support through
our networks. We strongly encourage applicants who are serious
about our work and are motivated to be part of our industrious
team, working towards solutions for current environmental and
social challenges. We offer a unique and focused program based on
experiential education and practical skill-building. Once we have
received your application we will let you know about available
space and set up a phone interview with the best prospective
applicants.

CZECH REPUBLIC

WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE VOLUNTEERS become a part of our family,
spending as much time as possible together, getting to know each
other, and each other's culture. We live our life as we wish. We
are a happy family, nature and travel lovers, and an Indian-Czech
family. People say we are brave and courageous, the truth is we
are just following our dreams. Our home is in Nove Hamry, a small
village in the Karlovy Vary District. We don't smoke and we
kindly request volunteers to respect the nature around here and
not to smoke. Our house has 15 rooms and three big halls, and one
big hall we are planning to make into a restaurant - pay as you
wish, with free tea for the travelers passing by. Another hall
will be used for meditation and another hall will be for yoga. We
are working on reconstruction for five to six hours a day/five
days a week. Besides that, we can all prepare food (breakfast,
lunch, and dinner), clean the dishes, and play with our young
children. Some evenings we can play games, music, apply henna,
bring wood from the forest and prepare a fire, have interesting
talks, etc. On the day off, we all can be cooking together and
going out for a picnic, and enjoy the day. Summer is a good time
for biking and walking, and this area is good for skiing in the
winter. The minimum stay is two weeks, and we need some help in
our reconstruction, babysitting our daughters, cleaning and
farming in the spring and summer. We will provide rooms with
mattresses for volunteers and free food. For more information,
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND

OUR CLIENT IS SEEKING an experienced couple in Gloucestershire to
work as a housekeeper with home cooking skills, and someone who
has experience of the care of classic cars. You would be
polishing, driving and keeping them prepared for use at all times
as well as driving them yourself. Car mechanic skills would be an
advantage, but not essential. This position also includes light
grounds person duties. The family is in residence two weekends a
month on average, so you would work the weekends when they are
there and take two days off in the week. This is a dream job for
the right couple. Accommodation will be a two bedroom cottage.
Salary will be around £50,000. Please send your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

DOMESTIC LIVE-IN COUPLE needed for a waterfront home in Palm
Beach County. This is the winter and part-time residence of a
retired CEO and his family. The home has five bedrooms with a
guest room, so it is very manageable. The live-in couple will be
responsible, as a team, to ensure the overall smooth operations
of the residence. Duties will include: menu planning with input
from the homeowner when they are in residence, including meal
preparation and service, hands-on housekeeping functions in the
residence including cleaning, laundry, ironing, food shopping and
cooking, care and management of the home including grounds
maintenance and gardening with the help from a lawn service,
cleaning of windows, doors railings and outdoor furniture, power
washing the driveway and patios, pool and spa care, driving -
airport pick-ups/drop offs and house related driving-shopping,
errands etc., vehicle care - gas and wash the cars prior to the
Principals and family visits, coordinate with Principals
regarding automobile problems and scheduling of service, and
other duties and errands as would complement the position or as
requested by the Principals. The couple's qualifications require
related experience in a similar position with specific experience
working as a couple in a vacation home setting. Must have strong
housekeeping skills along with the ability to prioritize and
adjust to fit the variable changing needs of the Principals.
Applicants must be detail oriented and positive attitude,
courteous, discreet, and honest. No smoking or heavy drinking
allowed, no pets, and must have a good credit standing and valid
driver's license. Salary will be commensurate with experience, in
line with current trends in the profession and the salary history
of the candidates. Health, dental, and vision benefits and 401k
(not matching) provided, along with free board in a one bedroom
apartment on the property. Principles pay all utilities. Two
weeks' vacation at the mutual convenience of both parties. To
apply, please email your couple's resume to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include "Palm Beach Position" in
the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

LIVE-IN, PART-TIME CARETAKER needed in Tequesta, in Palm Beach
County, Florida. Looking for a live-in caretaker for my
86-year-old Mom. She just needs supervision with daily
activities, companionship, driving to appointments or shopping,
and preparing meals. Live rent-free in exchange for minimal care.
No pay involved. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FRANCE

A LIVE-IN COUPLE - GARDENER AND HOUSEKEEPER required for a
private French property situated in the Loire valley. The
position would suit a couple presently living in France with a
reasonable knowledge of the language. Duties include maintenance
of the grounds and general housekeeping. A good salary is offered
along with independent accommodation. Please send your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN HOUSE MANAGER needed in Paris starting January 2017. An
experienced House Manager is required to head a prestigious
household in Paris. We are looking for candidates of the highest
caliber for a prominent Middle Eastern Royal Family. This is not
the full-time residence of the family; however they will visit
all year round for short visits. During these periods you must be
available 24/7 to deal with any issues that may arise. You would
be responsible for the overall running of the property from
facilities to domestic staff, where there is a team of three to
four full-time members.  Managing and training the team will be a
big part of this position so previous experience in this field
would be necessary. Command of the French language is required
but not essential, and candidates who shine in other areas of
experience without the language would also be considered. 
Excellent checkable reference and longevity in a similar position
would be required. The position comes with accommodation and
partners/families could also be considered. Salary will be
£50,000 per year. Please email your resume and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

GEORGIA

HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Atlanta from December 13, 2016
through January 15, 2017. I enjoy my garden, which requires some
help to maintain when I am not here, such as tarp covering if
there will be a hard freeze. The gardening should take about ten
hours each week. I also have one cat that will need to be cared
for. My three bedroom house including utilities is offered for no
rent in exchange for the gardening and caring for my home and
cat. My preference is for a single, non-smoking person, who is
financially secure and self-sufficient and loves cats. Please
email and explain why you might be interested in staying here and
at least three checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Once
I receive your email, I can provided more detailed instructions
on what to do with my cat, garden and home when I am away. Thank
you.

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a family compound on Cumberland
Island, GA. Responsibilities include four houses, multiple
vehicles, and a powerboat. The candidate must have basic auto,
mechanical, electrical and plumbing skills sufficient for
maintenance and minor repairs. Boating experience required.
Housing and vehicle provided. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GERMANY

HELP NEEDED in 2017. We are a hiking cottage in the Black Forest,
located 4km outside Lake Titisee and the Hinterzarten health
resort. We offer 45 beds in 10 rooms and there is also a small
restaurant with a wonderful terrace. We have a cat and two
bunnies. We are a couple (47 and 50 years old) and we are also
living in the cottage. We need help in the daily tasks, such as
serving, laundry, housekeeping gardening, feeding the bunnies,
etc. We will share all work together and the atmosphere will be
very familiar. Helping four to five hours daily normally is
enough, you'll have two off-days during the week. We have a
minimum stay of two weeks, and we do prefer a longer stay (four
weeks will be favored). Helpers will have a single room with
shower and WC, free internet, and we will provide the Konus Card
for using local traffic for free. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more about us, or please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GREECE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from May to October in Apollon (Apollonas), a
small fishing village in the northeast area of Naxos Island, 36
km from Naxos Town. I am going to need a one or two female
volunteers to help with the breakfast room, the room service, or
for waitressing at the bar (July - August). I need help four to
five hours per day, and the volunteer will get a shared room with
another woman and three meals per day. October is very quiet here
but still nice and we can even go hiking together (with the
costumers that we have)! Our hotel is a small to medium
accommodation unit that has a cafe-bar. Normally high season in
Apollon village is in August. The rest of the time is really very
lazy. The Hotel is run by my brother and the bar by me. My mother
also lives in the hotel. You can find more information via my
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

RESPONSIBLE SKILLED PERSON OR COUPLE needed. Should have
maintenance and repair skills, electric, plumbing, wood working,
carpentry, mechanical, tropical gardening ... a MacGyver type of
person! If a couple, looking for additional kitchen and cleaning
skills. Retreat setting, oceanfront, remote, off grid (solar
power). Work exchange plus potential for pay after training phase
and additional benefits commensurate with level of experience,
positive attitude and level of commitment and good "Fit"! Please
email your information, and recent photo to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include "Hawaii Position" in the
Subject Line for our forwarding purposes.

ICELAND

SEEDS VOLUNTEERS needed for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from March
11 - 19, 2017. Our camp will allow you to learn about both global
and local environmental issues through theory and practice. If
you are concerned, for example, about climate change, waste
management, animal protection, sustainable solutions and other
environmental topics then this project is the one for you. Local
Icelandic environmental issues as well as issues from the
participants' countries will be addressed. Becoming one of over
two million tourists coming to Iceland every year will leave a
mark. This camp will help you to be an environmentally aware
traveler and consumer. SEEDS Environmentally Aware camps will get
a chance to improve the local environment through hands-on
activities. Our groups usually join the campaign "Meet Us Do Not
Eat Us" that SEEDS has been supporting for the last seven years:
A whale protection awareness project run in cooperation with IFAW
(International Fund for Animal Welfare). It may also be possible
to organize a visit to a local recycling center whereby a tour of
the plant is given and the activities are explained. There are a
selection of workshops whereby a deeper understanding of issues
can be studied and discussed. Topics can include issues like
animal farming, food waste, and sustainable practices such as
collaborative consumption and veganism. We also offer typical
local leisure activities (swimming pool, cinema and the flea
market). Please note this project is a learning/sharing camp in
which everybody is expected to contribute their own knowledge and
experience, and not a standard workcamp. We organize some
voluntary service but in some cases it will not be possible, as
the weather does not always allow activities to take place
outdoors. SEEDS participants will stay in a house in
Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a shower, washing
machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration
for their companions. We will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping
bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. To learn
more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN ANIMAL/PROPERTY caretaker and have room for
you to park your 30' or less travel trailer to live in. We can
run electric and water. We provide free rent, Wi-Fi and possibly
more for the right caretaker. We live on a small acreage in Nampa
off Robinson/Airport. We are looking for an older, trustworthy,
friendly, self-sufficient gentleman - a handyman. Not a traveler.
Could have one small friendly dog that doesn't eat chickens or is
a bigger barker than ours? First and foremost - we need someone
to love and care for of all of our pets twice a day while we're
gone. We have two dogs, two cats, six chickens and our small herd
of sweet Nigerian Dwarf goats. Property care will be next -
water, mowing, snow, keeping an eye on the place, etc. Handyman
work would be great - help building stuff, caring for fences,
weeding, and ?? Absolutely no smoking or drugs! A background
check will be required. Please email your telephone number, photo
of your trailer, and a bit about you if you're interested to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN, YEAR-ROUND VOLUNTEER CARETAKER needed for an
administrative facility along the Lower Salmon River.
Responsibilities and duties vary seasonally; primary
responsibilities are maintenance and upkeep of the historic ranch
house, surrounding facilities, and grounds including maintenance
of a garden and orchard as well as tools and other miscellaneous
equipment. The volunteer must be willing to spray noxious weeds
using a backpack or ATV sprayer in and around the ranch area
facilities and serve as an Idaho Department of Fish and Game
liaison interacting with the public, other visitors, and the IDFG
regional office. This position is in a remote field location,
approximately 65 miles south of Lewiston, Idaho and requires a
person to work without daily supervision. Applicants need to be
highly self-motivated, independent and a good communicator as
well as have the basic skills to function effectively,
efficiently and safely in a remote environment. If you are
healthy, outgoing and adventurous, this is a great unique
opportunity for you! Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs Park Attendants from May 1, through
September 15, 2017. As a Park Attendants Volunteer you can enjoy
the summer in beautiful northern Idaho in your own RV.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a full service campground with 50
campsites, a boat launch ramp, playground, and restroom with
showers. The lake offers nearly 54 miles of fishing and boating
opportunities. Most duties are between 1:00pm to 8:30pm and the
volunteers usually work four on and four off that way you have
time to explore Idaho, and the surrounding area. Volunteers must
be at least 21 years old, with no significant physical and mental
condition that would prevent the volunteer from carrying out
these duties. Volunteers live on-site and answer visitor
questions, provide directions and other assistance, explain fee
payment procedures, sell ice, and educate visitors about
campground rules. You will assist park staff with minor projects
such as painting, pruning brush and or trees. Volunteers do not
perform skilled maintenance duties or perform janitorial
services. We offer a full hook-up RV campsite (water, sewer,
electric service with 50 amp maximum), provide all necessary
uniform components, and safety equipment (vest, hard hat, etc.),
along with free laundry, a shed for storage, freezer, and fridge
that will be shared with the other volunteers. Resumes should be
mailed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by February 15, 2017.

PERMANENT CARETAKERS wanted for a private estate in North Idaho,
starting January 1, 2017. My husband and I are looking for a
year-round, energetic, caretaking couple to live and work on our
estate in Sandpoint, ID.  Please learn more by going to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then click on our Apply bottom on our
website. Thanks.

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Yoga Teacher/Feng Shui Practitioner finds a great
Caretaker/Innkeeper Position
Date of Birth: 12/1/67
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Yoga, travel, history, reading, holistic writing,
classical piano, film, the outdoors (!), rafting, kayaking,
dance, pets (dogs)
Quote: "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we
have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a
feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." - Melody
Beattie

Lea Saslav

	Back in 2008, I was tired of the "City Life." I had been a
long-time journalist in New York City, came out to San Francisco
in 2002, and finally decided that what I really wanted to do was
to help caretake properties throughout the world. Yes, there were
websites like Craigslist, I suppose, but in the end, I wanted to
find the resource that would reach the property owners that I
most wanted to work for and in the areas that seemed most
interesting and lovely.
To that end, somehow, I came across the great website, The
Caretaker Gazette. The Gazette had begun doing what they called
an "email broadcast," where you could put your own ad, tailoring
it to the specifics of the kinds of properties or areas you might
want to caretake, etc. So, I bit the bullet, and wrote up my own
ad, which looked like this:
 
    	                                                            
    SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:
	Hello, Homeowners - I am a caring and responsible 40-year-old,
female yoga teacher and Feng Shui practitioner, Harvard graduate,
and holistic writer, and am looking to begin housesitting on
January 8th (or thereabouts) of next year. I am a seasoned
experienced caretaker and dog sitter, having house-sat for
clients and friends in Malibu, Topanga Canyon, Sausalito and
Fairfax, California. I absolutely love dogs and am happy to take
care of any pets, plants, etc. Sadly, am allergic to cats. I am
just finishing up a housesitting gig over the holidays, so will
be available in the beginning of the New Year. I am also a
classically trained pianist, so if you have a piano, so much the
better! Ideally looking for a 3 - 12 month live-in position.
Please feel free to email me or phone me directly. I am open to
any opportunity in the U.S. and Hawaii, and would be particularly
interested in living abroad over this next year. I look forward
to hearing from you!
	Well, it didn't take long.
	Within a week, I had three different requests/offers for a phone
interview for caretaking. One was a spiritual retreat center in
Virginia (a bit far, but it still interested me). The other
didn't seem like the right fit, but the third one was the charm.
I was contacted by one of the owners of the beautiful Blackthorne
Inn, in Inverness, California - and her husband - to see if I
might be willing to make the drive across the Golden Gate Bridge,
continuing along to Point Reyes to meet with them, as they had a
need right away for a live-in caretaker!
I couldn't believe my luck, so I hopped in the car the next day
and began driving towards this beautiful pristine natural
seashore. Point Reyes National Seashore is a 71,028-acre park
preserve located on the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County,
California, and was earmarked as a national seashore, maintained
by the US National Park Service as an important nature preserve.
	As I drove through the Redwood Forest, and came to a little
corner market. I took a left, drove through this cove of trees
and I had arrived - at the Blackthorne Inn. The beauty and
majesty of this place was breathtaking.
We sat down over coffee, and the owner of the Inn explained that
they needed someone to live onsite right away. We also drove over
to their other magnificent property - the Black Heron Inn - right
on the mesa of Point Reyes - as I would also be asked to drive
over and help with this property occasionally too.
It didn't take me long to say "yes".
	I put a lot of my belongings in storage, packed my bags, and
made my way out to live there full-time. I was offered a charming
one bedroom studio "cottage" right beneath the Inn, complete with
my own bathroom, furniture and comfy bed.
Over time, I had the chance to meet the overall full-time Manager
of the Inn, a hearty woman who presided over the place with a
heart of gold, also the Saturday Innkeeper as well as several of
the housekeeping staff. My job at first was simply to live there
and watch over the place as several weeks could go by during the
rainy season without guests.
	Over the course of my time there, I wanted to get more involved,
so I began taking on more responsibilities, like being the
Afternoon Innkeeper - greeting guests, taking telephone and
in-person reservations, sending out confirmations, giving brief
tours of the Inn, etc. Eventually, the owners had a need for a
Sunday chef to cook all of the frittatas, homemade donuts, etc.
and they trained me for several months (!) to cook the hearty
food for the guests. I also helped with some laundry and shopping
as needed but there was also a housekeeping staff as well.
	Because I am also a yoga teacher, I was able to offer onsite
yoga classes to guests and staff - made even more spectacular by
the fact that we were nestled in the trees, like a treehouse. I
also was able to attend meetings of the Point Reyes B&B
Association and got to meet more of the people who made up the
town of Point Reyes.
My experience as a caretaker really sharpened all sorts of skills
- but basically being flexible, poised and able to "think on my
feet," anticipating the needs of the owners and guests ahead of
time. There were several flooding situations and heavy rains in
the early days so being prepared for contingency and emergency
was extremely important as well.
	As hard work as it was, I would not trade my Blackthorne Inn
experiences for anything in the world! My thanks to Gary Dunn and
everyone at The Caretaker Gazette for making this dream come to
life.

Lea helping to look over a "Yurt" on the property

ILLINOIS

I AM A DISABLED MALE LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN caretaker in Forest
Park, a suburb of Chicago. I am offering a free, furnished place
to stay, as I am a disabled male who needs help with his daily
tasks such as cooking, bathing, dressing, medication management,
taking me to my appointments, and incontinence care. If this
sounds like you, then please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I hope
you have a fantastic rest of the day.

ITALY

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS who have experience with artistic
wall painting! We are looking for someone who is free immediately
and can stay here for at least a week. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
consists of a sustainable approach to life in its various
aspects: energy, farming, and travelling. An essential
sustainable element to this project is work-exchange itself, as
our volunteers have the opportunity to engage with these
approaches, learn from them, and experience cultural enrichment
not only through a placement at the farm but also through contact
with guests from all over the world. A placement at the farmhouse
is ideal for volunteers who are looking for a unique work-holiday
experience in a friendly, open, and engaging atmosphere. We are
located in the countryside but are also very close to the
historical center of Perugia (1.50 euro bus ticket to town), so
it will be very easy to experience the different aspects of both
farm and city life. We offer free bikes, free internet access,
free guest kitchen with breakfast, lunch four to five days a
week, free swimming pool use, and more, including the opportunity
to contribute to the management of a working farm and a B&B. The
ideal volunteer for a placement with us is active, social,
hard-working, responsible, reliable, energetic, a good
communicator, interested in exploring the area and learning new
things. If you are a couch potato or an internet-addict, this is
not the place for you. We expect volunteers to have fun while
still being able to recognize the importance of the work to be
done. We are looking for someone who can complete the given tasks
in an efficient, independent, and timely manner, who takes pride
in their work, and who is looking to be a part of a team.
Volunteers should enjoy the work and have a positive attitude.
The general idea is to help us keep our hostel "No.1 in Perugia,"
which has been achieved very much so with the help of past and
present volunteers. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

LOUISIANA

PERMANENT CARETAKERS needed. Seeking a responsible, hard-working
couple with no children (pets are OK) to care for Club property,
perform housekeeping, security, and grounds maintenance duties
and prepare meals (dinner and breakfast) for Club Members and
guests Tuesdays through Sunday mornings. Successful applicants
must have good hospitality skills and take pride in the work they
do. This is a great opportunity and lifestyle for the right
couple. Free housing with paid utilities. Two bedroom, one bath
apartment with living room, large kitchen and private screened
porch provided. The caretaker will be paid a monthly fee for the
performance of caretaker duties. The caretaker will also receive
payment and gratuities from members for guest fees, sale of ice,
and meals and reimbursement of Club related expenses. The
caretaker will be engaged as independent contractors and as such
have the opportunity to conduct other income producing activities
such as fishing, shrimping, crabbing, services for members, etc.
so long as those activities do not interfere with the caretaker
duties. Drug, polygraph and background screening will be
required. All references will be checked. For more details and to
apply, please visit: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

APARTMENT/CAT-SITTER NEEDED. Two friendly cats need a companion
for the month of February in Camden, Maine. My apartment is on
the harbor, downtown, with great views from deck. Off-street
parking and Wi-Fi available - a perfect, small, warm apartment
for a single, non-smoker. Five minutes to skiing, skating,
hiking, and snow-shoeing; walk to restaurants/pubs. Please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Georgetown, Maine are seeking 2017 season
caretakers from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The primary duties
include: maintaining grounds and equipment, and providing tours
and hosting overnight guests. Must apply as a pair as it is a two
person job. Families are encouraged. For more information, please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted in exchange for free rent in Rockville,
starting immediately. Retired couple looking for freedom to come
and go and do some light traveling without the worry of our house
or our beautiful dog. Looking for a responsible, mature
couple/person to live in our separate four bedroom house with its
own swimming pool, fireplace, deck and fenced yard. This house is
located adjacent to our own house and is accessed through a fence
between the two properties. The primary focus of this caretaker
position would be to hang out with our dog, and other assorted
responsibilities related to the care of our home. We are very
flexible and are looking for the same. A long term relationship
is desired. Driver's license, car, outside income required. Must
pass a background check. Must be motivated to care for our house
and dog as if your own! Please email your qualifications and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS 

NEED A SINGLE HOUSESITTER for my small home in Cambridge. My home
is a three bedroom/two bath and is located just a few blocks from
MIT. You can relax here, escape the stress of the outside world,
and enjoy my small garden area. Must be a cat lover, and be able
to care for my two male cats this winter. Need a housesitter to
start on January 1 and stay through March 1, 2017. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and explain why you would be interested in
my cat's care and housesitting for me this winter. Thanks.

EXPERIENCED INNKEEPER/GENERAL MANAGER needed for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 16 room updated, highly rated bed and
breakfast Inn in Nantucket's Historic Cultural District. We are
seeking a mature, experienced general manager for the 2017
season. This is a year-round position and reports to an active,
but frequently absent, owner. The ideal candidate has hospitality
experience and understands the fluctuating demands of a seasonal
business. In season, you will be responsible for the day-to-day
operation and staff management, reservations, guest services,
problem solving and marketing (email newsletter, blogs posts) in
collaboration with the owner and general property management. Off
season, phone and email inquiries, property updates and repairs
and community relations. The Inn is open March - October and for
Nantucket Christmas Stroll in early December. When fully staffed
(April - October), there are four housekeepers, an assistant
innkeeper and a part-time breakfast barista. The general manager
will live on property in an updated one bedroom apartment with
living room, kitchen and bath. Salary commensurate with
experience and two weeks' vacation after the first year. Please
send replies with resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

CARETAKERS WANTED to manage three Airbnb apartments in the
beautiful European style UNESCO city of Guanajuato, located 35
minutes by taxi to the Leon Airport. Work 20 hours a week in
exchange for a beautiful apartment with no rent or utilities to
pay. For more information, please check out XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
There are 100 steps down to my apartments, but a cable car takes
you up. Two month minimum stay. Duties include checking guests
in, cleaning apartments, taking bookings shopping and
maintenance. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WORK/EXCHANGE available. Our property is located in the south of
Mexico on the Pacific coast, 15 minutes walking distance from the
famous beach of Zipolite and has an ocean view. The area offers
many ecological activities including marine tours where whales,
dolphins and turtles can be seen, boat tours through mangroves to
see crocodiles and migratory birds, surfing, snorkeling,
kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding, bird watching, and
exploring the coast on your own to discover your favorite
deserted beach. People come to enjoy the beach, the hippie vibe
or to experiment an alternative way of living. This is also
popular for yoga retreat, meditation, spiritual and ancestral
healing, rituals and ceremonies. We started in January 2014 and
are still in the phase of development. Our project has very
simple goals: building an ecologic yoga, aguahara area, re-plant
and re-condition the landscape using organic methods of
permaculture, provide a sustainable source of healthy food, while
minimizing consumption of power and water to create a more
harmonious environment. We are interested in people who can
contribute with enthusiasm, skills and ideas. We are looking to
build a Superadobe and bottles house, dig a well, and also do
some landscape and organic garden work. We are looking for mature
and responsible male volunteers with experience in natural
building, Superadobe construction or carpentry, organic
agriculture, and permaculture. A minimum stay of a week is
required, with a maximum of three weeks. We need general help for
the proper functioning of the project, working three to four
hours per day (from 8am five days a week) in exchange for
breakfast, and rustic accommodation (tent, hammock or outdoor bed
with mosquito net), water, shower, composting toilet, but still
no electricity. From June to September 2017, we are looking for a
dog/housesitter only. A minimum stay of a month is required with
a two person maximum. We need a fit and active, mature,
responsible person (friends, couple, all genders) who would enjoy
the occasional opportunity to move in and care for our property
while we are away. Keep the areas of the house clean and tidy,
feed our two dogs, Chili and Pepper, fix the way up to the land,
and water the plants. There is no electricity, and no Wi-Fi here.
If interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MICHIGAN

FULL-TIME SMALL FARM CARETAKER needed in Oxford, MI. A studio
apartment is available above the barn for a live-in caretaker,
plus $200 per week. The caretaker will need to take care of the
animals: chickens, horses, alpaca, etc. Handyman skills
essential! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INN MANAGER(S) NEEDED for a XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located on the
beach of Lake Huron, Michigan. This award winning destination
property, Huron House, seeks an experienced Inn manager or couple
possessing creative culinary skills and the ability to manage
inventory, shopping, and special dietary requests as well as
daily operations of the property. Applicants must be physically
fit, computer literate, possess a positive attitude, passion for
guest service, handling guests' concerns and providing
resolutions in a professional manner. A separate house with
utilities, vacation, education and compensation based on
experience with bonus is offered as well as two days off per
week. Non-smokers, and pets allowed. Only applicants with actual
hospitality lodging experience will be considered. Please send
your resume, bio, and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. This is a unique opportunity with a
prominent family on Lake Minnetonka for estate gardening, some
house cleaning and cooking, and other shared duties with a larger
staff. Separate lakeshore home provided with competitive salary
and benefits. Non-smokers only. References required. Please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a large, well established and highly
reputable firm specializing in community association management
of over 390 condominium and townhome associations in downtown
Minneapolis, St. Paul and greater metro area. We are seeking a
live-in caretaker for a lovely building located in St. Paul. This
is a great opportunity for someone who is available week days
during business hours. Duties include cleaning of common areas,
light maintenance, and limited management and on-call
responsibilities. No leasing, cleaning or painting of units is
required. This is a great role for a retired or semi-retired
person seeking a permanent position in a pleasant atmosphere. We
are seeking a conscientious, responsible and personable team
player who is also able to work independently, has an eye for
detail and some mechanical aptitude. We offer a lovely
condominium unit (no smoking, no pets) with garage space, health
and life insurance, paid vacation, 401K, paid utilities and phone
and competitive wage. Interested candidates please email your
resume with current contact information. Interested candidates
should fax their resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

VISITOR CENTER RV VOLUNTEERS needed from May 1 through October
27, 2017. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for one volunteer or a
volunteer couple (with your own RV) to work at the Fort Peck
Project in Fort Peck, MT. Duties will include visitor center
staffing, assisting at the front desk, and help with tour groups
and programs.  You will also need to do park and trail
maintenance, perform some landscaping and light maintenance work,
safety and maintenance inspections. One RV campsite with full
hookups will be available. Please apply here:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

WE NEED A RANCH CARETAKER to keep watch over various aspects of
our ranch (fuel, hay and feed areas, etc.). Our ranch is located
in northwestern Nevada. We are looking for someone with past
ranch experience. It would be OK if you are currently retired
from past ranch work or ranch caretaker work. Must be able to
pass a background check and drug test. Pay depends upon
experience. Room and board provided. Please include the date you
would be available to start. Please send your resume or job
history, with work references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

LAS VEGAS, NV. Caretaker wanted for a large room rental home in
North Las Vegas. Looking for an experienced maintenance man or
couple for a nine bedroom, six bathroom, two kitchen home. This
person (couple) should be experienced, and have references in
minor repairing, especially plumbing and electrical. This is a
pet free, and smoke free home. We do have three outdoor smoking
areas, gated parking and security cameras. Sorry, there is no
room for your travel trailer. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

SINGLE CARETAKER NEEDED for two horses in exchange for a studio
apartment in Colts Neck, in Monmouth County. I need a caretaker
for two quarter horses in Colts Neck in exchange for a lovely
studio apartment - all utilities, cable TV, and internet
included. This apartment is suitable for one person only. Must
have experience with horses and references. This is a small horse
farm, not a commercial barn. Duties would be feeding twice daily,
turnout, cleaning stalls and paddocks, and keeping the barn neat
and clean. There is a third stall available at no cost if you
have your own horse. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply
for this position. Thanks.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks volunteer Host/Resident (single or
couple) to work 25 hours per week in exchange for a private
bedroom, kitchen privileges, food and cell phone allowance and
shared bathrooms. Bedrooms are in guesthouses shared with
retreats. Open year round, we are on 20 peaceful acres in the New
Jersey Pine Barrens, 30 minutes from the ocean and minutes from
town. Applicants should be physically fit, liberal minded, and
respectful of Unitarian Universalist principles. Excellent people
skills, diplomacy, and the ability to work with the public to
help host retreats is essential. Other duties are dependent on
the skills you bring to the table: building maintenance,
housekeeping, plumbing, carpentry, grant writing, landscaping,
pool maintenance, cooking, and social media. A positive and
flexible attitude and ability to work cooperatively with a small
team of hard working, creative people are essential. Please send
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

RANCH MANAGER needed in northeastern New Mexico. We are seeking
an experienced manager for a stable, long-term working cow/calf
operation. General labor including cowboy, fencing, windmill,
irrigation and facility/vehicle maintenance is required.
Excellent facilities and country. Good references and drug
testing required. Fifty miles to town, and the manager is
expected to be on the ranch and not in town. Owner is involved,
not absentee. Housing, insurance and vehicle provided. Please
send your qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/MANAGER WANTED for a large ranch. An experienced
hospitality and property manager is needed for a high mountain
ranch near Eagle Nest, NM. The ideal candidate will have
experience in property management, hospitality, and general
maintenance. The ranch is 140+ acres with a large rental cabin
that regularly has guests. This can be a full-time or part-time
position, hours and working arrangement are very flexible. We are
looking for someone to maintain a residence on the property. This
would be ideal for a couple or young family - horses and dogs OK.
The essential duties and responsibilities: maintain security of
property and equipment, keep track of needed repairs/maintenance
items, perform regular maintenance on equipment (tractors,
snowmobiles, etc.), hire and oversee any vendors for projects,
minor repairs as needed - screens, doors, light bulbs plumbing,
fixtures etc., mowing, weed eating, oversee improvement of
facilities and land, and receive VRBO clients and insure
successful guest check-in and check-out. References and a
background check required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
apply.

NEW YORK

WAYNE COUNTY, Upstate, NY.  Seeking an experienced farm hand who
can manage and operate a 70 acre fruit/veggie farm.  Drive a
tractor, truck, spray,   prune, mow, and fix equipment. Live on
premises.  Non-smoking.  CDL a plus.  Please email your resume
and salary desired to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a seasonal Adirondack home on
Raquette Lake. There are two boat-access camps: the main camp
consists of four buildings on ten acres; and your camp is a 1,600
sq. ft. restored boathouse with two bedroom, 11/2 baths. Both
require regular maintenance of buildings, grounds, and boats for
retired owners who seek help keeping up with the daily care. The
ideal couple is retired, seeking summer work in the Adirondacks,
will have own boat, but a boat can be furnished. Season is from
May 1 to October 1 with negotiable salary and opportunities for
additional work around the lake.  Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A FULL-TIME, EXPERIENCED, caretaker/maintenance person
for a beautiful 325-acre, 20-building XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, New
York. Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, the
Caretaker carries out on-call duties of the facilities department
and maintenance of the property to ensure all emergency calls
from guest and employees are handled promptly and thoroughly, and
can fix any common household problem. Applicants must be adept in
skills such as carpentry, basic plumbing and electric, operating
machinery. Knowledge of heating systems, finish work, and
snow-plowing experience a plus. This position is full-time,
year-round and can be labor-intensive at times. Annual salary
plus $200/month voucher towards Obamacare group policy provided.
Modest on-site housing possible for the right candidate. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a cover letter, resume and
references for consideration.

SUMMER CAMP SEEKS DYNAMIC DUO for year-round maintenance and
housekeeping positions. Qualified maintenance applicants must
have previous experience and demonstrate skills in electric,
carpentry, building repair, etc., be comfortable with heights,
and have the ability to lift over 75lbs. Qualified housekeeping
applicants must have previous experience. Responsibilities
include vacuuming, washing floors, dusting, window cleaning,
preparing linen sets, making beds, and more. Both maintenance and
housekeeping applicants must be able to organize supplies, keep
detailed inventory, supervise others effectively, pay attention
to detail, and have the ability to recognize problems before they
happen. Both applicants must have a valid driver's license. A
background check is required. The camp is located in Cold Spring,
NY. This is a year round position and includes on site housing,
vehicle, basic utilities, and health insurance. Applicants should
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE SEEKING ONE OR POSSIBLY TWO MORE caretakers for this
winter/spring. We provide housing in exchange for 30 hours or so
of work. We typically engage five to seven for the above time
period so nobody is married to the property and all can take some
time off.  We like to have staff with different skill sets and
abilities. Some who are good with maintenance. Some with office
work. Some with housekeeping. Obviously, those who can handle
more than one responsibility is ideal. The position might evolve
into a full-time resident manager position if one is interested.
No smoking and no pets! If interested, please feel free to call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LOOKING FOR A MATURE, LOVING AND CARING, talented, vet tech -
preferably with a vet tech license/caretaker to live-in,
long-term, to care for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies and
adults on a beautiful 8-acre property in Pound Ridge, NY (one
hour north of NYC). Responsibilities include total care of the
dogs (grooming, cleaning, feeding, exercising, training and most
important loving.) Caretaker responsibilities to be discussed
during the interview. Person must have a current driver's
license, be a non-smoker, without children, and have verifiable
references in the care of dogs. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX a three guest-room historic brownstone in
Brooklyn is looking for a year-round, live-in co-innkeeper
starting in December, 2016. Responsibilities include check in and
check-outs, managing bookings, preparing organic made to order
breakfast for an average of six and up to ten guests, shopping
and ordering supplies, meticulous housekeeping and potentially
assistance with events. Must enjoy interacting with guests and
have a warm, welcoming manner. Average hours per week is 30
hours. This position is only appropriate for individuals or a
couple who have lived in New York City and are genuinely familiar
with its geography and sites. It is ideal for a couple, with one
working independently of the house. Must be pet-friendly. Smoking
is not permitted. The position includes live-in quarters, a
salary with the possibility of commissions, all utilities and
internet as well as breakfast. A total of six weeks' time off
will be provided coordinating with the owner, but only two during
the summer. Inquiries should email their resume and cover letter
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No calls or drop-ins please.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER ASSISTANT needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Forestburgh, NY. We are looking for a caretaker assistant for the
tree farm and our property management business. The main
responsibilities will include maintaining buildings and grounds,
monitoring property, taking care of chickens, cats and English
Springer Spaniels as well as cleaning up the grounds and house
every week. While maintenance activities are required all year,
this position allows for a considerable amount of free time,
including having a part-time job elsewhere if needed or desired.
In addition to the monthly stipend, the compensation includes
room and board in our home. Relevant experience in caretaking,
home repair, maintenance, and housecleaning are required for this
position but will train everyone. This is a good opportunity. You
should have good interpersonal skills be a friendly self-starter,
flexible, versatile, communal and open minded to new experiences.
An entrepreneurial spirit is helpful to start new businesses.
College graduates and beginners welcome. Please send your resume
or note about yourself to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in upstate New York is looking for a
host-caretaker couple with their own RV for the town park for the
summer of 2017 camping season in exchange for an RV campsite with
hookups. Besides being present to welcome park users,
responsibilities will include: simple daily water testing, lawn
mowing as needed, upkeep of restrooms, and required
record-keeping. The Copes Corners Park is a very pretty,
seven-acre, established park and 20+ site campground, full of
mature trees and open spaces, owned and operated by the local
municipality of the Town of Butternuts. The main characteristic
we are looking for in our caretaker couple is a friendly face to
welcome patrons to the park and help us to continue the park's
development. Our 2017 season runs from May 1st through September
30th. For more info, please call the campground at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

HELP NEEDED. I have recently moved into a medium sized house on
two acres of land at the top of Normanby in Dunedin, the
second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. The
property is next to Bethunes Gully, with a mountain biking and
BMX track. I am starting to tidy up the garden and clean the
house. Help with this would be great! I have two rooms available
with a queen beds for guests in the house, also a spare mattress.
Living with me are my two cats (Meiko and Astra). Help would be
great, and in return food and a place to sleep will be provided,
you may need to cook for yourself on the days when I work
evenings. For more information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE LOOKING for a night hostel manager/housekeeper to join our
friendly team at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in central Auckland. We are
a multi-award winning upmarket backpacker's hostel, in a busy,
fast-paced environment where team-work is key, and we focus on
guest experiences and provided outstanding customer service. You
must be experienced in accommodation management, administration
and sales, be knowledgeable about booking systems, and be
self-motivated with a big smile and a responsible attitude! The
successful candidate must have at least one year experience in a
similar managerial position and be confident in engaging with
guests, and all operational aspects of running a busy hostel.
Excellent English language skills are a must in this role. The
position includes two night shifts from 8pm - 12pm covering front
office then on call from 12 midnight for late check ins until
7.30am the following morning and one housekeeping shift on a
Sunday between 10am - 2pm. You will need previous housekeeping
experience and a proven track record of attention to detail. You
must have a valid NZ work visa. You can work for free
accommodation, free laundry, and free Wi-Fi, and will need to
commit for two to three months. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOSTEL HELPER wanted ASAP. We are located in the heart of
Kerikeri - an ideal central location for visitors to the
beautiful Bay of Islands. You must be able to clean guest rooms
consistently to a high standard. General duties include cleaning
bathrooms and common areas and some deep-cleaning for two hours
and 30 minutes each morning in exchange for free accommodation
and unlimited Wi-Fi. In addition, we offer help in finding
full-time paid work after two weeks work at our hostel. Two weeks
minimum stay required. Come join us in the Winterless Far North
for a few weeks to relax, work and have fun with other working
backpackers at our busy working hostel. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW CLEANER to join our team here at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Dunedin ASAP. We are a small, friendly,
international team, and you will assist us with our general
housekeeping duties. Ideally, we would like someone who is able
to stay a minimum of three weeks, preferably more. Experience is
not necessary but an advantage. You will need to work three hours
per day (from 10am - 1pm), six days a week. In return we offer
accommodation in a four bedroom unit, free laundry, and free and
unlimited internet. You do need to have a valid Work Visa
(working holiday), IRD number and NZ bank account. If this
position sounds like you, please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to have a chat. Looking forward to hearing from you.

NORTH CAROLINA

HOUSESITTER wanted from March 1 until July 31 for our home and
acreage with glorious views from a mountaintop near Asheville.
The housesitter will need to check that the gardeners show up
each week to do mowing and some pruning, this time of the year.
You can live here rent-free, but no salary will be provided. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA 

CARETAKER POSITION available from the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on
Monkey Island, a peninsula on the northern shore of Grand Lake o'
the Cherokees, located eight miles southwest of Grove, Oklahoma.
We are seeking to fill the caretaker position for managing its
property on Grand Lake. Onsite home provided. Duties will consist
of overseeing members' homes, grounds, docks, security, pool and
landscaping with light computer skills. Applicants with resume
and referrals should reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

ACTIVE PENSION COUPLE needed for a 10,000 acre working remote
cattle ranch is southeastern Oregon. Need part-time help two to
three days a week in exchange for a two bedroom, one bath home
and utilities. Duties include yard work, light handyman duties,
light cleanup, and light mechanical experience would be a plus.
References required and a background check will be done. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

B&B CARETAKER needed in southwest Portland. Looking for an
extremely detail oriented, organized, and guest service
professional. Must love working with all different sorts of
people and be the face of our 5 star B&B, meet and greet guests
of B&B, manage on-site maintenance and repairs apartments, manage
daily operations, including sweeping outside stairs, watering
plants, wiping down rails etc., collecting mail sorting garbage
and taking out on collection days, walk through - before and
after guests, oversee cleaning crew, inspection of home after
cleaners or work crews are done to make sure it is ready for
guests, check in guests from 4:00pm on (in most cases), be the
guest point of contact and offer assistance as they need, file
damage reports when needed, and respond to emails and texts in a
timely manner. You will be our main contact for all issues
regarding the home. This is a part-time job but requires someone
who is a full-time resident of the home. Pay can be worked
according to applicant and experience. Please email your cover
letter, resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Prior work
experience in Hospitality/detailed cleaning or similar position
required. Thanks.

PANAMA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the cloud forest
in the Fortuna Forest Reserve. This is a very unique ecolodge in
a cloud forest park. We offer several opportunities to
volunteers. We are "Our Pick" in the Lonely Planet guide book and
have 4.5 stars on the TripAdvisor website. Google us and you will
find lots of information about visiting or volunteering with us
in Panama. We are located strategically on the main road that
links both oceans in a cloud forest park called Fortuna. We are
looking for a volunteer to work with guests, check-ins,
check-outs, giving information about tours, organizing events. We
are also looking for an Assistant Manager. Volunteers will
experience the following: being involved with developing the
projects, seeing jungle wildlife every day, playing with the
kinkajou, hiking, swimming in the river, meeting the locals,
practicing Spanish, living in a cloud forest, enjoying the
comforts of the hostel, meeting tourists, working with an organic
coffee farm, and using your creativity. To learn more and apply,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER/COOK COUPLE needed for a Private
Hunting/Fishing Club in Dingmans Falls, PA starting in March
2017. This is a wonderful opportunity for a couple who would
enjoy living in and working as caretakers for a private hunting
and fishing club in the Pocono Mountains. Beaver Run Hunting and
Fishing Club dates back to the 19th century. The private land
consists of 940 acres surrounding a mile long lake fed by the
Bushkill River. Our membership is active in a wildlife management
plan in which we not only hunt and fish, but also work together
to improve the habitat for all our wildlife including deer, bear,
beaver, turkey, otter, many species of fish, bald eagle, duck,
and other waterfowl. The position is for full-time residency at
our club for a couple well versed in hospitality responsible for
various duties including: maintenance of grounds, food plots and
firewood supply, running/maintaining small outdoor machinery,
housekeeping of the clubhouse, cooking for up to 40
members/guests, and managing finances for the kitchen. Salary and
tips will be from $35,000 to $45,000, along with excellent
benefits including free housing, utilities included, health
insurance, and paid vacation. To learn more, please visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX then mail your resume and
references to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PORTUGAL

INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? Sailing the farm has arrived on the coast of
Algarve, Portugal, going slowly south to a warmer climate. The
journey so far has been a pleasant one, with almost too little
wind down the coast. We have spent the last two weeks working on
the boat and slowly making her ready for crossing the Atlantic.
We are installing more electricity onboard via solar panels. We
run at 2-4 ampere per hour on average and hopefully we will
manage to generate enough with the solar panels. Everything else
seems to work OK, but there is always stuff needing to be fixed
on a new boat. Our list is still long but getting shorter each
day. If you want to join us just send us an email message. We are
also looking for a crew for our Atlantic crossing. Please send an
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you would be
interested in our community and please place this in the Subject
Line: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX so we know you have been reading this.
Love from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - a sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow!

SPAIN

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FREINDLY, ENERGETIC COUPLE to live on
location to run the day-to-day aspects of our Boutique Bed &
Breakfast in Marbella. We are a small B&B with seven rooms
centrally located in Marbella very close to the beach. The job is
for a nine month period per year from March until the end of
November. There is a possibility to start in February, 2017 for
training and to continue working after the nine months.
Responsibilities will include breakfast service, cleaning of the
rooms and the property, checking guests in/out, laundry/ironing,
occasional lunch/snack/drink service, gardening; shopping for
food, cleaning of the swimming pool, and minor repairs and
maintenance of the property. Must be available for concierge
service. Customer service is our number one concern, as we are a
small place that strives to always serve with a smile and make
guests feel like family. We are a Boutique Bed & Breakfast who
offer luxury services and facilities with the friendliness and
familiarity of a B&B. This job provides free accommodation and a
wage. Couple applicants must speak both English and Spanish, and
must be able to work legally in Spain. Only couples, no families.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SWITZERLAND and DUBAI

AN EXPERIENCED AND CAPABLE HOUSEKEEPER is required for this
wonderful family in Switzerland and Dubai. Our Clients are a
family with four young children. A House Manager will also be in
the post and the successful applicant would be required to stand
in for them on occasions. The successful candidate will be
experienced in all normal housekeeping duties to a high standard
with attention to detail and with knowledge in the care and
cleaning of silver, marble and fine furnishings. Very high
standards are expected and this role is for the most capable of
candidates. The Housekeeper will travel between the two countries
will be offered separate staff accommodation. Mobile phones with
calls are included in the package along with one flight home per
year up to the value of 500 Euros. The start date is as soon as
possible, though a trial in Dubai will be required before hand.
Excellent salary will be provided for the right candidate. Please
send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TENNESSEE

MARRIED CARETAKER COUPLE wanted to help maintain a 10 acre lake
property in Joelton, TN in return for a one bedroom apartment
with electric, cable TV, and internet. Looking for caretakers who
are interested in a long-term situation only. Must be diligent,
trustworthy, hard-working, and self-starters who like working
outdoors and very handy with lawn care, basic carpentry,
electrical, plumbing, etc. Must also be able to pass an extensive
background check. No drinkers/smokers. Please email your
resume(s) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME HOUSESITTER for two to three weeks
a month in Springtown, TX. We run a small quarantine facility for
kill pen horses. We are looking for someone to stay overnight at
our place while we're gone out of town. You can come and go as
you please as long as you stay over and take care of the place
and the animals. Pay is $10/hour, three to four hours a day paid
weekly via PayPal. Feedings are twice a day to the outside
animals and once a day to the dogs. We have two dogs, a donkey,
steer and at least two horses at all times. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

A WEST TEXAS RANCH is looking for a middle-aged couple as
caretakers for absentee owners' houses, grounds and vehicles.
This is a full-time, permanent position for a couple with good
people skills, team players with good morals and clean records.
No drugs, smoking or drinking and no kids. Duties include
housekeeping (cleaning, light laundry, grocery shopping), grounds
keeping (lawn/grounds maintenance and landscape projects) and
routine maintenance of owners' houses and vehicles. Skills
include plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, HVAC, audio
visual, vehicle and equipment repairs. Must be computer literate.
No ranch duties involved. Competitive salary, nice housing,
utilities and ranch vehicle provided. Please send your complete
employment history with names and dates of employers, skills
possessed and salary requirements for the couple to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT

CARETAKER WANTED. Caretaker needed for a historic Vermont trout
fishing club for the May - October, 2017 season. Mowing, lodge
cleaning, light maintenance required. Salary plus private cottage
housing provided. Please send your resume, references, and a
short note about yourself to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE IN NEED OF A LIVE-IN NON-SMOKING INNKEEPER, with no pets
and a warm personality for a five room historic B&B in Vermont
Village in Southern Vermont. Ability to prepare breakfast is
essential. Other responsibilities would include cleaning house,
laundry and most importantly providing our guests with a
wonderful experience.  The compensation package includes free
housing, two days off weekly, and two weeks paid vacation after
one year of service. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part
of a low stress, elegant B&B! Please send your resume and salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CARETAKER in Hardwick, the gateway to the Northeast
Kingdom of Vermont. Looking for a handy, personable individual or
couple who can assist me with maintenance and renovation projects
while I'm here and handle basic bookkeeping and tenant
communication when I'm out of town. We have been renovating our
c.1865 mansion and attached barn into commercial and residential
living space for the past decade. Experience with aging buildings
and creative solutions are a plus! I'll be working out of town
and need someone to manage responsibilities, around 20 hours a
week in my absence. No smoking, drugs or alcohol. No cats, I have
a friendly dog who would appreciate another well-behaved dog in
the house. Housing is provided; Caretaker will have their own
bedroom with private bath and shared common spaces, and kitchen.
Looking for an initial three-month commitment, with the hopes it
would grow into mutually agreed on one-year position. This area
is known for its alternative agriculture practices, skiing,
biking, and hunting. This would be ideal for an artist or writer
with plenty of life experience who is looking to relocate to
Vermont or simply change the pace of their life. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with cover
letter and references. I'm happy to email photos and more info.

VIRGINIA

BEAUTIFUL 1,000 ACRE PROPERTY in Palmyra (central Virginia) is in
need of a farm hand/caretaker starting ASAP. Housing will be
provided with fair compensation. The job responsibilities would
include: cutting and baling hay required; maintaining and
repairing the various pieces of equipment on the farm: including
tractors, balers, cutter/conditioners, mowers, garden machinery,
chain saws, wood splitter, and appliances. Generator maintenance
required and maintenance of the outdoor boiler. Will need to
repair and maintaining farm infrastructure (ponds and roads), do
general repair work (carpentry, minor electric and plumbing), and
mowing of fields and haying of fields. Please email your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 10-room property located in the beautiful
Shenandoah Valley within the northern city limits of Staunton, a
vibrant college town with an active performing arts scene, is
seeking an Innkeeper to work with a seasoned team. Country Inn/B
& B experience a plus. Increasing the event-based business for
this property with weddings, dinners, parties, retreats, reunions
etc. is the primary focus for this position. The property has a
commercial kitchen, a breakfast cook, a light filled glass
conservatory and spacious grounds but needs a sales oriented
leader to increase the visibility and revenue. Additional
responsibilities: scheduling and supervision of staff, marketing,
website and social media management, guest services, closely
working with the local owner. Onsite housing included with
utilities, scheduled days off each week, and salary with
commissions. Must have a vehicle, non-smoker, no children or
pets. Please respond with a cover letter and resume showing a
minimum of three years of hospitality sales and service to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No calls or visits to the property, please.

WALES

CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The position of a
school caretaker has arisen at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Wales. The
school is set in the quiet village of Ponthir, southwest of the
county borough of Torfaen, and occupies an enviable position
within the village. This is a small village school which has an
important position within the village community. As the school
caretaker you will be very much part of our close knit team and
will work closely with school staff and the village community.
Ponthir Church School is a creative, friendly and family
orientated establishment with excellent academic standards. We
would welcome someone who wishes to work in a small Church School
and be part of our dynamic team. Please send resumes and local
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WASHINGTON

ORCAS ISLAND, WASHINGTON. Looking for a liveaboard, couple or
single, to oversee daily activities in a seventy slip
non-transient marina during summer months. Winter months would
consist of looking after an estate. Duties would be the
following: Housekeeping, mowing, and some small projects.
Carpentry, knowledge of wells, and mechanical skills a plus.
Compensation based on qualifications. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME ONSITE CARETAKER needed for a 28-unit waterfront
condominium complex in Old Bellevue. Applicants must possess
strong handyman capabilities, be skilled in mechanics and
construction, and possess a professional, highly service-oriented
attitude toward the owners and maintaining our three building
facility in top-notch condition. Standard onsite duty hours run
Monday through Friday from 9:00am through noon, plus one hour/day
of flex time to be utilized during the balance of workdays.
Compensation includes free on-site housing (excluding utilities)
in a detached one bedroom, one bathroom, approximately 1,300 sq.
ft. cottage plus two (uncovered) parking stalls, access to the
swimming pool, plus $1,600/month, and paid vacation. One small
pet (dog only) allowed. A background and credit check will be
conducted. Please email your cover letter, resume, references,
and any questions to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED for a small community located on a
private island in the San Juan Islands, Washington State. The
position requires a broad range of mechanical skills and water
system management. Salary, benefits and housing provided. For a
fuller job description please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED. Seeking a self-motivated, energetic individual
or couple to help maintain estate properties in Mason County. A
two bedroom home is available as compensation for duties
performed. Hours are flexible; 20 hours per week. Duties include
care and maintenance of the residence, housekeeping,
groundskeeping and repair, physical outdoor labor to include use
of chainsaw, weed eater, lawn mowers, blower, etc. Security of
properties and care of a dog in the owner's absence. Occasional
chauffeur services may be requested. Honesty and a strong work
ethic a must. References and background check required. When
responding, please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAMP MANAGER AND RESIDENT CAMP CARETAKER needed in White Pass,
WA. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking to hire a team (two people)
to serve as Camp Manager and Camp Caretaker (individual
applicants considered). This team will reside at the camp for six
months (May - October) out of the year. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
provides a wilderness camping experience for families that have a
seriously ill or developmentally disabled child, at no cost to
the family. The Camp Manager is responsible to coordinate with
vendors and volunteers, to meet the needs of its summertime
family camping experience, which primarily occurs on weekends.
The caretaker is responsible to reside on the camp premises
Monday through Friday and maintain the buildings and campground.
The caretaker compensation package includes a two bedroom/one
bath apartment, with all utilities provided. If you are
interested in one or both of these positions, please contact us.
Interested and qualified applicants should mail in the following
info: a cover letter, resume and a list of references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING A FULL-TIME EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER with supervisory
experience for a private, Seattle-area client. Excellent salary
and benefits provided. Also seeking part-time Housekeepers with
experience cleaning high-end private homes. Hourly and salaried
positions available. Please send your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

WEST VIRGINIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a beautiful 900 acre easement property
surrounded by the Monongahela National State Park and is in a
quiet zone for the nearby Green Bank Radio Astronomy Observatory.
We are looking to hire a healthy couple seeking to live a rural
lifestyle. The position involves maintaining the property.
Skilled in outdoor work and familiarity with use, maintenance and
repair of equipment are essential. Housesitting and caretaking of
animals, dogs, cats, horses, and cattle in owner's absence.
Living quarters provided, salary negotiable, beginning October
2017. If the job appeals to you, living in a rural area is what
you want and your job skills are what we need, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.  

WISCONSIN

APARTMENT CARETAKER needed. A permanent, part-time person is
needed to provide building and unit maintenance, repair, and
janitorial services at the apartments located in the
Holmen/Onalaska area. Lawn and grounds, snow removal work also
required. Hours will be flexible. Compensation based on
experience and ability. This would be a good job for a retired,
or semi-retired person. The caretaker can start immediately.
Please mail your resume and references to Caretaker Position,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for on-site property management at the
Park Hotel Senior Citizen Apartments in downtown Richland Center.
Light maintenance and the cleaning of grounds and facility will
be required. Compensation includes a free quality, modern two
bedroom apartment, plus a monthly salary. If interested, please
mail your resume and letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WYOMING

MAINTENANCE CARETAKER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near Beulah,
Wyoming is hiring a full-time caretaker, effective June 2017.
Duties include maintenance and security of the Club property.
Must be hard working with high integrity and good people skills.
Housing provided. For an application, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Female, 58 seeks housekeeper/assistant position in New England or
the Northwest. Currently employed, 30+ years as legal secretary,
organized, hardworking, honest, dependable, computer savvy, can
do garden work and light handyman jobs as well. Have some
customer service experience and love animals. Looking for a
position with living quarters. I have a cat. He's old; can't
abandon him, but I monitor his behavior carefully. Can provide
character references. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Equestrian Estate Manager with 25+ years' experience providing
the best quality care for horses and luxury ranch management.
Have 15+ years' experience in Five Star resort hospitality. If
you seek exceptional care and standards then I am the person to
contact. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

We are college-educated, professional horticulturalists who have
worked east/west coast both commercially and in private, high-end
residences. We have worn several hats in these
capacities-business owners, staff supervisors, overseeing
interior/exterior projects for clients. Ideally, we'd like to
work in a bed and breakfast setting on the east coast, or private
estate setting as a housekeeper/property caretaker duo. Open to
other locales also. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Veterinarian. Responsible, multi-talented. Open to a wide variety
of opportunities/locations. Let me take the worry out of your
travels knowing your home/pets/livestock are in good hands.
Excellent references. Please see my website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Senior seeking forever home-eyes and ear of the land. Desire
cabin on a creek in the woods in California. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Live-in caretaker available in California, especially the Central
or North Coast. Retired professional tailor, 71, in San
Francisco. Excellent references and resume available for
long-term or permanent housesitting, live-in caretaker, on site
security guard, handy man, pet sitting, light maintenance, light
gardening, and computer data intake/management/secretarial
skills. Can run errands in town and country with my Ford van.
Have a current driver's license and car insurance. Vegetarian,
non-smoker, non-drinker; I don't do any drugs or pot. Quiet,
multi task/able bodied, reliable. Clean, quiet living quarters
must go with above position. The caretaker with the caring touch.
See my ad on the Home Page of www.caretaker.org and email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

From New Mexico, wants to relocate to lovely New England. I have
more than 15 years' experience with house, yard, and lawn care.
House, pet, and plant-sitting. Will watch and care for your
house, water plants on schedule and feed, walk, and play with
your pets. I have satisfied many people with my services. Who
will be references for me upon request. I am Dan and my cell
phone number is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Need help with your home in Asia? We are an easy-going, honest,
dependable, energetic, self-motivated, computer-literate couple
seeking an opportunity to live and work in Southeast Asia. We
have extensive travel experience, business management
backgrounds, and are great with people of all backgrounds.
Non-smokers. Aspiration to learn and grow as required in a new
culture. Thank you for your serious consideration. We look
forward to discussing your needs. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional Inn Keeper-Chef from the Pacific North West. Five
star rating and experienced in all aspects of inn keeping. I
specialize in pleasing my guests. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Capable, Reliable, Personable female (plus one good dog, and one
good horse) available to look after and help with your property.
Several years professional experience gardening/landscaping,
horse/small animal care, and also some ranch/ag experience. Would
like to relocate somewhere within 45 minutes outside of Boise,
ID. Ranch/horse property ideal. No drugs, no smoking. Great
references available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank
You!

Wanted. Home for rent with large securely fenced yard. We have
eight Scottish Terriers, so pet friendly a must. Home must be
furnished. Very responsible family willing to pay for the perfect
place to let our dogs enjoy the property. We could be the right
fit if you are looking to offset some of the costs associated
with your seasonal home. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Are you looking for someone with a high level of integrity, very
capable, and self-directed individual for a caretaking or
extended housesitting position in northern California, preferably
Sonoma County? If so, we should talk. I am a semi-retired
professional male in excellent health, easy to be around, low
maintenance and very organized with a strong business management
background. No pets. After 40 years in Colorado, I have recently
relocated to California, and am temporarily living in Sebastopol.
Excellent references. I can be reached at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Seeking a house/property caretaker/sitting position. Over
twenty-five years of hands-on experience. Pet care (dog lover),
light maintenance, daily graces, a sense of security,
specializing in special projects and organization. Colorado,
California, Hawaii and New Mexico are a few areas of familiarity
and interest but I am open to persuasion! Available short-term,
prefer long-term. Certified Household Manager, College Graduate,
Certified Para-legal, professional, energetic, realistic,
discreet, dependable, non-smoking healthy happy and mature single
guy, 55, semi-retired. I can caretake property for absentee owner
or for someone looking for physical presence on more of a part
time basis. Will fulfill all mutually agreed upon duties in
exchange for housing/utilities plus reasonable monthly fee to
cover health insurance costs and other basics. Available
beginning mid-January 2017, sooner if necessary. Drivers
licensed. Excellent references available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for intro and resume.

Housesitter available in March 2017 ... wow! That will be here
before we know it! Experienced with great references. Kathleen
Deyo seeks home in Westchester County, NY or Fairfield County, CT
or Danbury CT. Love animals and seek free rent and utilities and
modest stipend. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and thank you.

Caretaker available for an estate or country home in Sonoma, CA.
For the last several years I have been the resident caretaker for
a 20 acre estate in Glen Ellen. The property is being sold and I
am looking to relocate to a similar working/living situation. I
am a retired builder, a journeyman carpenter and a professional
photographer. I'm easy going and very fit. I have great
references. I would like to stay in the Sonoma area, but would
consider relocating. Please call or text Michael at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Two conscientious and quiet women in our 50s looking for a summer
house/pet sitting position (Asheville or San Diego areas
preferred). We can do gardening, housekeeping and pet care. We
love animals and have extensive experience caring for senior
cats. Available May - October 2017 for the right situation.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
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I am offering for rent a spectacular restaurant located in a
historic, well established Inn called Maple Hall. I am looking
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independent business (from the Inn). The rent is negotiable and
includes the use of two dining rooms, one attractive porch dining
area and a fully equipped, completely rebuilt, commercial
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2014 and features twenty two rooms, which provide a "built in"
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closed at the present), Restaurant 1850, rose to the number one
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months! All our current Inn guests are inquiring "when will the
restaurant reopen?" The person who rents this restaurant could
possibly also provide a breakfast service for the Inn. Maple Hall
is located just off of I-81 on Highway 11, five miles north of
Lexington, Virginia, a small, historic, college town located at
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