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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
      
THIS IS OUR 190th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                    Volume 32, Number 4      
                 July/August 2014                      ISSN
1074-3642  
                
HIGHLIGHTS
- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 30 states
and 24 countries
- Caretaker Profile
On the beach in Mexico.
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in northeast Alabama, needs volunteers.
Room/board provided for two persons to work approximately six
hours/day, five days per week. Local transportation provided.
Three greenhouses are for bedding plants and vegetables plants.
We grow blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries,
figs, herbs, grapes, muscadines, and various vegetables.
Permaculture techniques are in progress. Farm features include
fields, woods, creeks, ponds, meadows, beaver dams, wild life,
family environment. Long term volunteering (month or more) is
preferred. Bring no tobacco products, drugs, alcohol, pets, and
no concubines (definition includes "my boyfriend and I want to
come"). If you are seriously interested please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ARIZONA 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a not-for profit
organization geared toward converting the well-worn words
"sustainability" and "community" from pretty flowers to delicious
fruit. We are in the genesis of building a self-reliant,
ecologically conscious, and holistically healthy community on a
stretch of 64 acres, 26 miles west of Tucson.  One  of  the 
actual steps we are currently taking is the creation of a (circa)
1/4 acre food forest. This edible landscape will consist of
climate-adjusted boreal fruit trees as well as some of the prize
canopies of the Southwest. Aside from containing a significant
area for annual gardening, it will also be home to several
high-value indigenous and naturalized medicinal herbs. This food
foresting initiative will be prototypic of a considerably larger
version slated for several acres on our land. In essence, we are
beginning to produce our necessary resources on-site. Together
with our neighboring eco-village, we are also exploring various
natural building methods including tepees and adobe. Our land,
with its expanse of mesquite trees and medley of cacti, is
reminiscent of that virgin West characteristic of a much earlier
America. During the day, in every distant direction one can
behold a mountainous horizon. During the night, every up-turned
face is beheld by a sea of stars. Our space is indeed a small
wonder. We welcome compassionate, inquisitive, and energetic
self-starters willing to better themselves and impact the world
in a productive way. In exchange for the contribution of diligent
work by self-motivated volunteers, we provide modest, rustic, yet
comfortable accommodations. Facilities consist of travel trailers
provided with electricity, propane stove, and refrig- eration, a
one-person bunk house, and tent camping. Two Internet-enabled
community computers are available and a fairly reliable Wi-Fi
signal for those possessing laptops. If what you've read
intrigues you, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a chat and
possibly arrange a stay. We're accepting volunteers during all
seasons. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

HOBBY POULTRY FARM and gardens near Tucson needs help from a
responsible individual. Small furnished guest room with
minimalist kitchen. Utilities, Internet, provided. Applicant
should be handy, conservation minded and willing to live simply
and sustainably. Non-smoker, drug and fragrance-free, no pets.
Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

FARM CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Seeking a live-in
resident to assist with animal care, facilities management (to
include landscaping and housekeeping) and possible assistance
with our youth programs. 15 to 20 hours/week will include
furnished one bedroom house with all utilities and internet
provided. Some farm animal experience is desired but we are
willing to train the right applicant. Must have the ability to
work outdoors and pass a background check. We have a six month
minimum commitment. We seek a ministry-minded individual with a
desire to share the love of God to young people through the small
farm and garden experience. Visit us at: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

WORK EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY available. I am looking for camp hosts.
 A couple with a second income and their own RV. Will trade
clean-up work and camp hosting for utilities and a camp spot by a
lake. This can be year around for the right couple. Please send
your resume or questions to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." and check our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

ARKANSAS

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Park Host needed. We have an additional
opening for someone to serve as a Relief Park Host Volunteer at
Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes. The Relief Park Host will be
available to fill in for other park hosts when absences occur.
Park Hosts will collect and transmit all user fees (such as
camping, day use, etc.) Park Host will work with all aspects of
the National Recreation Reservation Service. Responsibilities
include receiving telephone calls, recording data, providing
visitors with local area information, performing inspection tours
of the park, and updating campsite reservation and shelter
information daily. A free campsite, which includes electric,
water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for
work. Please apply here: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Thank you! When I emailed The Caretaker Gazette about my
caretaker-wanted ad, I was pleased to obtain a very polite,
professional, and helpful answer to my advertising questions. I
was even more pleased with the responses I received within 24
hours of your email broadcast. I will be sure to tell the other
homeowners here about the great applicants they can expect when
they advertise for help in your publication. L. A. Hilo, HI

Hi Loren, thanks for spreading the good word about the Gazette to
your neighbors there. Please ask any of them to contact us if we
can help them with any advertising questions.

Hi Gary and Gazette crew! Long-time subscriber here. I just
discovered your Pinterest page and have to tell you what fun it
is to see all the beautiful photos of some of the places you list
in the Gazette! Thanks to you for all you do. Will renew again
when my subscription is up. B.W., Iowa City, IA

Hi Bonnie, thanks for your nice message. It's nice to read that
you've found our Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/housesitter
and enjoy the photos. Everyone seems to have a favorite social
media site so for those who don't use Pinterest, we can also be
found on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+

Hi Gary, can you write something in your next issue about
employers not responding and/or at least confirming that they
have received your interest letter and resume. I spend a lot of
time putting in a thoughtful letter of interest and time doing
research on these positions and feel that the least people can do
is simply respond that they received your email and/or that the
position has been filled. I realize the volume of emails received
may be high, but a simple standard reply would be appreciated. S.
C. Denver, CO

Hi Shannon, we have sometimes heard this from other subscribers.
When we accept ads for publication in the Gazette, we stress to
every advertiser to please have the courtesy to respond to
everyone who answers their ad - even if the position has been
filled. In the case of the Situations Wanted ads, even if the
person has found a position already we encourage them to tell
those who offer them a position that they have already accepted
another position. Despite this, there are still advertisers who
do not respond. Unfortunately, although we can't control when and
how advertisers respond, we will still continue to ask all
advertisers to respond to people answering their Gazette ad.

Dear Gary, thank you for your suggestion about placing a
Situations-Wanted ad in your newsletter. I just hadn't had much
luck at all finding a position in the area I wanted to return to
but after running an ad talking about what I could offer a
property owner I received several offers from property owners who
could use my services! Thank you again and I'll be in touch to
let you know how it all goes. M. Y., Berkeley, CA

Hi Margaret, congratulations on finding a position! I'm always
glad to read about subscribers who've successfully found
positions via the Gazette. I try to emphasize that the most
successful Situations-Wanted ads, like yours, describe what a
prospective caretaker/housesitter can offer a property owner.
Best of luck on your new adventure and I look forward to hearing
about your experience.

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
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written permission.
 
Our Caretaking Philosophy
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profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER WANTED in Tasmania. A three bedroom farm cottage,
garden, and garage, will be provided, located 20 minutes from
Campbell Town. The caretaker must be an animal lover, for the old
farm house, includes two dogs, three horses and chooks. A driving
license is required. This would be suitable for a quiet, country
loving, younger retired/pensioner person. No children, no pets
(there are plenty here!). Some light work including house help,
garden/handyperson, etc. Hand written applications only please.
References and police report required. Please send to Caretaker,
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER COUPLE required for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. A three
bedroom house with all amenities included. Garden maintenance and
odd jobs required. We prefer a caretaker couple with some cattle
experience. This is a good opportunity for a retired grazier
wishing to live closer to town. Please apply in writing to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

I AM IN NEED OF A HOUSESITTER from December 19th 2014 through
January 10th 2015 for my home in Beckenham, Perth, Western
Australia. I will be traveling overseas for one month. Must have
a police clearance and references. Must love animals (I have two
dogs and one chook). Should like a bit of gardening (mowing
lawns, pruning flowers, fruit plants etc). Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a southwestern Hughenden, Queensland
cattle property. Duties will include checking and maintaining
waters, property and plant maintenance, and some grader work.
Must be confident working alone and capable of undertaking all
duties. There is no school nearby, so this position would be
suitable for an experienced older person or couple seeking a
comfortable rural living arrangement. Please apply with two
references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a 150 acre property at Canungra, located
50 minutes from the Gold Coast. A very comfortable unfurnished
two bedroom residence is available in exchange for light duties.
Your own transport is required. Please post your resume to
Caretaker Position, "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed along the Gold Coast of Queensland. In
exchange for accommodation and facilities, the caretaker will
need to look after gardens, lawns etc. Some maintenance required.
Must be honest, reliable and willing to get your hands dirty.
Please call John at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located 40km south of Leigh Creek, needs
some help. We are a half a million acre sheep and cattle station
with tourism in the Flinders Ranges. We are central to most
exciting places in the Flinders and most places are within an
hour and a half drive. We are looking for people to come and give
us a hand with gardening and lawn keeping, maintenance, handy
man, may even get out to the paddocks, cooking and cleaning. We
have a flow of tourists but we are not a big operation as we
prefer to keep it on a level where we get to spend time with our
tourists and share dinners and drinks and things with them also.
We would be willing to provide meat, food, dinners and
remuneration if needed and are looking for people that would like
to stay a month or more at a time. For more information, please
call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a caretaker in Aratula (a
small town in southeast Queensland, approximately 60 kilometers
southwest of Ipswich). Would suit a newly retired couple. Duties
include the upkeep of lawns and gardens, surrounding offices and
a house. Accommodation and power provided. References preferred.
To apply, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CARETAKER NEEDED for holiday rentals in a remote location -
Portland Roads, Far North Queensland. You can check our website
at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers." to learn more. This
would be suitable ideally to a self-funded couple who enjoy the
wilderness and associating with a variety of environmental
people. While the job does enjoy free rent and commission,
because of the small numbers of visitors, the amount in total is
not sufficient to sustain a living. The location is very remote
and in the Tropics. These factors should be seriously taken into
account by any applicant. Interested persons should email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HOUSESITTERS to mind our house in Robe, on the
southeastern Limestone Coast of South Australia, and two cats
from September 30 to October 27. We live in a comfortable three
bedroomed home with an open living/dining/kitchen area that looks
out onto a river and lake. There is a very small garden to be
maintained. Our house is a two minute walk from Long Beach and a
20 minute cliff walk into Robe itself. We have solar panels and a
water tank as our attempt at being environmentally conscious. A
free-standing wood fire and reverse-cycle keep the whole house
warm and cozy in the cooler part of the year. There's a covered
patio area and a small back lawn and garden and the whole of this
area has a 'zapper' fence around it which keeps our cats in and
other cats out. There are no houses opposite or directly behind
and only one neighbor along the side (and she's seldom there).
The lake opposite the house attracts all types of water birds. If
you're lucky, you'll see pelicans soaring in. Other bird life is
on view all the time. Robe is an historic town with lovely old
buildings and fantastic beaches as well as a rugged coast line.
The town is very well catered for in terms of restaurants,
boutique shops, supermarket and it even has its own small cinema.
Though there is no public transport or taxi, everything is within
walking distance. Please email Marion at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

AUSTRIA 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE to help run and entertain our guests at
a Ski Lodge, a sometimes lively but always friendly Alpine
backpackers lodge. We are located in the Austrian Alps amongst
some very picturesque scenery. We are about 45 minutes from
Innsbruck and 90 minutes from Munich. In return for board and
accommodation, helpers will be involved with turning over and
cleaning rooms as well as bar work and helping out with BBQ's,
when required in the evening. This will be through October
initially but also with the possibility of staying on for the
winter ski season where the slopes are a two minute walk from our
front door as well as all the expected Après that is
synonymous with skiing in Austria! In summer, guests like to go
hiking, paragliding, swimming, mountain biking as well as skiing
and snowboarding on the Glacier. There will be ample opportunity
do this and this would also particularly suit a skier or
snowboarder who may be required, if they so wish, to take guests
to the glacier and enjoy the snow with them for the day. The
Wildschönau Valley, where we are located has much to offer
including all its adventure activities. A work day is typically
three to four hours long and we do our upmost to ensure those
with us are well looked after and happy as we firmly believe this
adds to the atmosphere or our Lodge. Banter is always encouraged
for a lively atmosphere particularly in the bar during the
evening. To this end we certainly encourage helpers to mingle
with guests. They are backpackers from all over the world and
most likely will have much in common with yourselves and travel
stories to share. We like to think of ourselves as very fun,
approachable and friendly and it is important that you buy into
this. We look forward to welcoming you! Please call James at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

BAHAMAS 

LIVE FREE ASAP on the ocean in the Bahamas! Walk and feed our
dogs and maintain the property. We need a mature, financially
secure man or a couple. Please include current photos and
references when you email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

BELIZE

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

CALIFORNIA

DOG/HOUSESITTER WANTED in Yorba Linda (Orange County) from August
24 to September 8. I have two small dogs that need lots of love
and attention. I keep a kosher home so I need a housesitter who
can follow kosher kitchen rules. I am willing to teach you and
all the cabinets are labeled milk or meat. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

A FULL CHARGE HOUSEKEEPER needed in Monterey, CA. Duties consist
of (not limited to) cleaning the home top to bottom, bedding,
laundry, ironing, dusting, silver polishing, vacuuming, animal
feeding and care if necessary, and other estate duties. Must be
qualified in Protocols and Etiquette. No tobacco use. Capable of
running errands and experience in Estate Homes preferred. Speak,
read and write English. Reliable transportation. References
mandatory. Benefits package available after six months. Please
email your resume and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CARETAKER COUPLE TEAM needed. Husband/Wife caretaker couple
position available immediately in Sonoma's beautiful Valley of
the Moon. This is a wonderful position for a retired or
semi-retired couple who are in good physical condition. You are
provided a beautiful two bedroom home overlooking vineyards and
oaks with utilities included in return for approximately eight
hours per week from each person. This is a highly sought-after
position in one of the most desired locations in the country. We
need an honest and trustworthy couple, husband and wife, and a
brief letter of introduction. Background check will be completed
on all candidates. A full list of duties is available upon
request. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is off grid and green, two miles from
Kirkwood Ski Resort, 35 miles from Lake Tahoe and has a
year-round position for a young, energetic, on-site, outdoor
loving person without baggage, smoking or pets to help run the
resort in the summer and winter seasons and share caretaking in
the off seasons with the hands-on Owner and Manager. Position
starts as soon as possible. Running the resort includes lodging
reservations, housekeeping, store, marina, maintenance,
facilities, snow removal (with loader, snow-cat, blower and
shovel), restaurant and Alternate Energy System operation. This
is an on-site position with salary for one person. Must have a
valid driver's license. Please email your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

PART-TIME RANCH CARETAKER who has their own RV wanted in Felton
(near Santa Cruz). Compensation will be space to park a small,
live-in RV. Responsibilities will include:

1. Morning feeding and watering two days/week.

2. Clean three stalls/paddocks pens five days/week. 

3. Occasionally clearing driveway of fallen trees.

This is about 10 hours per week of work. Requirements: you must
have an RV, and you must have a job or another source of income,
and you will need references. To apply, please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Dutch Flat (Placer County) needs help.
Our A-Frame and cottage in the Sierra Foothills at 4,000 ft. on
8.5 acres, in mixed Black Oak and conifer forest needs help with
fire prevention clearing of brush and some trees. We also need
plumbing, construction and carpentry skills for help with several
projects. These include adding a room to our cabin, and
installation of a new simple septic system. We would love help
with social networking, particularly in connection with promoting
a forthcoming book (see "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."). If you would like to join us, you would live in
our cabin in the woods or the attached cottage across the drive
from our house. You will find peace and quiet, and if you are a
writer, artist, musician or need some time to think, the
conditions are perfect. We would have many meals together and
provide food otherwise and would aim for a regular schedule of
six hours a day, five days a week with lots of flexibility. Also
nearby are beautiful biking roads, and there are warm sunny days
and cold, snowy or rainy ones. Bicycle provided. A car is handy.
Your dog might come with you - to be discussed. The preferred
length of stay is three weeks to three months. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." 

CARETAKER WANTED on a ranch in Colusa County. A small house and
utilities are available in exchange for part-time chores (no
salary). Must be clean, tidy, use no drugs or smoking. Experience
with horses and livestock would be very helpful. This would be
ideal for a retired person who likes country living. The position
is available in July. To apply, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

HIGH DESERT HOUSE AND PROPERTY - Need a caretaker/housesitter for
maintenance and repairs on 40 acres of land and home in San Diego
County. This is a remote property in the small town of Ranchita,
near Borrego Springs and the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Bird
watching and star gazing are highlights. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CANADA

HOUSESITTER WANTED on Vancouver Island, BC from September 28 to
October 16. Come and enjoy the lush Cowichan Valley with its many
fine wineries and gourmet eating opportunities. Marvel at local
totem poles, murals and too many artists of all mediums to
mention. Love the outdoors? There are numerous walks and hiking
trails to suit all energy levels and our Standard Poodle, Essex,
will love to accompany you. Duncan boasts about its Saturday
Farmers' Market; an easy 15 minute walk from the house (dogs
allowed). You will need to have the ability to lift a 40 lb bag
of heating pellets. Essex needs a daily walk of approximately one
hour. There is a lovely "off-leash" dog park we use some days. We
also have two cats. We will cover the utility bills for the right
person or couple. References are required. Please contact us for
more specific details by emailing "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

COLORADO

LABOR TRADE FOR ROOM AND BOARD SITUATION. Greenhouse plantings
and gardens are the horticultural features, but the conservatory
is also a music school. The design and construction of unique
growing spaces is a primary activity of the host, a structural
artist. People with an interest in helping to build unique
creations are especially encouraged to apply. As the conservatory
is also an active guest house, much assistance with domestic
duties is also appreciated. The local amenities are outstanding,
including a very nice Library just one block away with a fabulous
swimming hole in the river right next to it. The local college is
a block in the other direction, offering a host of interesting
classes including sustainability studies, at astonishingly low
tuition rates. There are hot springs and bike trails, a free
local bus service, and nature trails practically just outside the
door. It is very much a wholesome family atmosphere, with
impressionable children, so a healthy lifestyle and positive role
modeling are assiduously practiced. Therefore only persons
willing to eschew all intoxicants, (including tobacco), can be
considered for hosting. The current purely creative endeavor is
the creation of massive, deep toned chimes from large sections of
iron pipe. Most of the design of wind activated ringers,
suspension, and finishing are now solved, the tuning process
remains the final challenge. We are also producing a beehive
based on the regular pentagon, for sale at the farmers market.
For more details, please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

A COLORADO MOUNTAIN RANCH is seeking a full-time ranch hand. We
are located in Westcliffe, settled in the floor of a high
mountain valley. Our family operation was established in 1919.
Duties would include: grass hay harvest, equipment operation,
equipment maintenance, flood irrigation, and the feeding and care
for 50 head of mother cows. Welding, mechanic experience, and
trucking skills preferred. Compensation includes salary,
utilities and housing in a two bedroom home. This is not a
cowboying operation, so horses are not required. Please mail your
resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED full-time, year-round, on-site for a high
standard botanical grounds and elegant home. (Elevation 8,500').
Candidates ages 40-50, should be active and fit, and
knowledgeable and experienced at property management and
maintenance. Household and guesthouse, cleaning, laundry,
ironing, kitchen skills. Occasional weekend entertaining, flower,
vegetable gardens, greenhouses, barn, fishponds, lawns. Use of
small farm equipment, tools, Tractor, irrigation, pumps, snow
removal. Must love three big dogs, cats, horses, and be able to
co-exist with established employees and vendors. Must have a
current driver's license and a clean driving record. No children,
no smoking. Private on-site home, utilities, and salary provided.
Background check required. Please fax "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CONNECTICUT 

A BEAUTIFUL, REFINED PRIVATE COUNTRY ESTATE in Litchfield County
requires an experienced caretaker. This 60+ acre estate has
meticulous, professionally landscaped grounds, organic gardens
and greenhouse. We need a dedicated and accountable person in the
traditional role of caretaker - someone who will take care of and
look after the property as if it were their own. The ideal
candidate for this position will be someone who takes the
initiative, is organized and possesses the ability to prioritize.
High attention to detail, ability to work independently and a
positive attitude a must! Experience in a similar caretaking
position required. Some of the responsibilities and duties of
this position include: lawn maintenance (organic lawn
knowledge/interest a plus), snow removal, general handyman work,
outdoor lighting maintenance, monitoring and light maintenance of
landscape irrigation, pool care, automobile care, caring for the
family dog, trash and recycling, equipment maintenance,
greenhouse/plant care, exterior building/furniture and patio
maintenance, some window washing, assisting with outside vendors,
and splitting and stacking firewood. This is a hands-on position.
Full-time. Live out. Benefits included. Please forward your
resume and cover letter along with salary requirements to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Verifiable references and
passing background and credit check will be required.

COSTA RICA 

CARETAKER/RENTER WANTED. Costa Rica beachfront home in Zancudo, a
small town on Gulfo Dulce. Contemporary 2-story, two bedroom/two
bath, deck, laundry room, bodega, DSL internet, etc. Seeking a
mature, non-smoking person/couple, one-year lease. Available
March 2015. $300/month plus utilities and a deposit. Please
contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

VOLUNTEER ESL TEACHER NEEDED. We are a not-for-profit
organization based in San Gerardo de Rivas (near Mt Chirripo); in
south central Costa Rica that exists to support rural Costa
Ricans in accessing better jobs. We provide free English and
computer classes, apprenticeships and scholarships as well as
internet access, a website to promote the local community and a
local cafe/meeting centre. We urgently require a qualified,
experienced ESL teacher for classes in Canaan, Herradura and San
Gerardo. The classes are with schoolchildren, youth and adults in
small groups. Some Spanish would be desirable. In exchange, we
provide a home stay with a local family which may be free to
teachers with experience who can commit to three months or more.
If you are lacking experience we will still consider you on a
sliding scale. (Full cost per month for volunteer home stay and
all meals is $300 - equivalent to $10 per day). This is a small,
rural community surrounded by beautiful hills, rivers and
waterfalls. Horseback riding is the norm and people enjoy the 'el
campo' lifestyle - no shopping malls and limited internet here!
We are close to San Isidro de General, the local center with
banks, internet cafe's, stores etc, and we are also within easy
reach of the beach at Dominical and Uvita for swimming, surfing,
fishing and wildlife. We welcome anyone with a thirst to enjoy a
rural Latino culture, practice their Spanish and donate their
time and talents to the community. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ECUADOR

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

ENGLAND 

HOUSEKEEPER AND HANDYPERSON/GARDENER COUPLE needed in
Oxfordshire. We are a couple with two student daughters returning
from abroad to a rural estate in Oxfordshire. We are in search of
a reliable, energetic and flexible couple. The housekeeper should
be a keen and experienced cook, whose other duties will include
cleaning, shopping, and responsibility for running the household.
The handyperson will carry out general maintenance in the house
including decorating and helping the housekeeper when necessary.
Experience in general gardening also required. A driver's license
is essential. Should be willing to house/dog-sit. Two days off
per week, usually during the week. An attractive self contained
flat will be provided. Please send a covering letter and your
resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."   

FLORIDA

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted in Lake County, FL. We are looking for a
husband/wife team to work at our property. The ideal couple would
have experience in general building maintenance, mowing,
cleaning, housekeeping, etc., also including the care of animals.
No smoking or drugs. Accommodations are available for a live-in
position. Please send your complete resume and any pertinent
information to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." Please
be sure to list your relevant experience, salary requirements and
references.

FRANCE 

HOUSESITTER WANTED for six to 12 months in a very quiet
residential area in a beautiful location in the South of France.
Start at beginning of September 2014. Must be a non-smoker. The
main tasks are keeping the house and property tidy during the
owner's absence. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more information.

GEORGIA

COASTAL CARETAKING POSITION available. This is a full-time
position. Boat handling skills are a must. Necessary skills:
power tools, chain saws, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and
carpentry. Other requirements: responsible, trustworthy,
hospitable, hardworking, and creative problem solving. This is
not a management position. Salary, housing and full benefits
provided. Please email your cover letter, resume, and five
references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

GERMANY

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HELPERS in Wetten to work in our large garden
(cutting grass, planting/harvesting vegetables, weeding etc.). We
are also looking for a helper who has experience with marketing
and who can speak both German and English. The World House is a
former monastery which we have turned into a
hotel/hostel/conference centre. We are open to guests but the
work is ongoing. Helpers should be optimistic, work well
unsupervised and on their own initiative, and be up for a
challenge. Though we will consider all applications we do prefer
helpers who like to stay for months rather than weeks. We also
take it in turns to cook for the group. You don't need to be a
good cook, just keep it simple and be willing to try. The
environment is green. The air is clear. We are less than one km
outside the nearest village and about three km away from the
nearest town so if you like peace and quiet you will like it
here. The city of Dusseldorf is about an hour away by train and
the Dutch border is about 20 km away. The international Airport
Weeze is 15 km away. Helpers will get a private room. We have
television in a common area and Wi-Fi in most of the house. It is
five hours work a day, five days a week in exchange for food and
accommodation for seven days a week. This may include working
during the weekend and having two days off during the week but
this will be by agreement only. For more information, please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

PET/HOUSESITTER needed from August 10th through to September 11th
2014. Our house is situated in a rural area in South-Germany near
the city of Stuttgart. Being 140 sqm big (on two floors), it has
four dormitories, two bathrooms (with showers, one with bathtub),
a shared living and dining room, a big kitchen, a garage and a
large lovely and sunny terrace, equipped with barbeque grill.
Inside there are a dishwasher, microwave, two fridges, freezer,
two TVs, piano, fireplace, and by request six bikes (of different
sizes). The garden is nice to sit on the grass and is equipped
with a big wooden swing and slide and a large sandpit. We are
looking for someone who can feed and pet our three rabbits, look
after six goldfishes and the water lilies and take care of the
lawn. For more information, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." in the evenings.

HAWAII

FARM HELP needed. Our farm is located on one of the most
beautiful parts of the Big Island, just a few miles from ocean
access for swimming and snorkeling and important Hawaiian
historical sites. At an altitude of 1,500 ft, we have cool nights
and ocean views surrounded by lush tropical woods. We are in the
process of restoring our five acre macadamia and fruit farm to
production. This currently involves clearing and weed eating the
overgrown areas and removing vines from macnut and fruit trees.
It is very rewarding work. There is some macnut and fruit picking
that also needs to be done. We are also in the process of
restoring the farm house which means conditions rather like
indoor camping with very limited access to electricity and
outdoor showers. We ask approximately 20 hours a week work. We
provide occasional meals and basic food stables but you will need
to be able to provide much of your own food. Some fruit is ready
to be enjoyed by our helpers. Non-smokers and no drug users only.
We also run a small bakery operation with several weekly farmers
markets for additional work opportunities for those who like that
experience. This takes us half way around the Big Island each
week so we are able to help transport you to other noteworthy
portions of our amazing island. For more info, please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

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

LOOKING FOR A HOUSE EXCHANGE in Boise, Idaho or a housesitter for
my Big Island home from the middle of August to the middle of
December 2014. I have a plantation house, 30 minutes from Hilo,
close to the ocean. There is limited public transportation here,
so I recommend a car. Utilities are about $ 200/month - which you
will have to cover. Duties: care for four cats (one of them lives
in the house), clean house and cut grass (small yard).
Occasionally my five dogs who will be cared for elsewhere may get
dropped off in the backyard. Looking for a quiet, non-smoking
professional, who loves the country and animals. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

HELP NEEDED on the Big Island, in Honokaa: Caretaker must love
animals, from July 14th to the 23rd Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Must speak English.

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS are needed from August 8 to
August 22 in Reykjanes in the West Fjords, where a newly
established production makes artisan -flake sea salt, using a two
centuries old method. Saltverk's Icelandic Flake Salt is the
world's only artisan salt produced with 100% geothermal energy
and one of the best flake salts available. Reykjanes has some of
the cleanest seawater imagin- able which is the raw material used
for making sea salt. A lively wild life, consisting of whales,
seals and birds exists on Reykjanes. Not to mention the geysers,
which the place derives its name from. Remnants of Iceland's
bathing history are still visible in many places in the area; hot
springs are secured and used as thermal pools or saunas.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will be working on environmental and
nature oriented tasks in Reykjanes. Our tasks will mainly be
focused on improving the environment around the factory. The task
list offers various things to be performed by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
volunteers such as creating a pedestrian path and some paving
along the path, planting trees, beautifying the area around and
building a patio and making sea bath facilities. To increase even
further the variation of the tasks, our host will also invite
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers to do some work in the salt
production. The working plan will be flexible and it will depend
on the needs of our local host, the advance of the diverse
projects will depend on the weather conditions. Volunteers should
have a motivation for working outdoors and getting to know ways
of living in rural areas in Iceland. Last but not least we will
explore the surroundings of the location and enjoy free time
activities arranged in cooperation with the local host.
Volunteers will be accommodated in shared rooms in Saltverk's
staff building. Volunteers will have access to a kitchen and a
bathroom. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will
receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and
cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food
from your home country for an international evening. To learn
more, please visit our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

IRELAND 

PET AND HOUSESITTER WANTED in the Irish midlands starting July
24, 2014. I need someone to housesit a renovated old world
country cottage and look after two seven-month-old puppies and
also two cats. For more info, please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

ITALY

OUR BOAT CHARTER COMPANY on the east coast of Sicily needs help.
We organize boat tours, helicopter tours, daily excursions,
cooking classes, scuba and more. We organize daily tours onboard
a Turkish gulet yacht. This summer we are looking for a
Hostess/Steward for June, July, and August, and a Flyboard
instructor. You will live onboard together with the crew of three
people. The work will consist in helping with tourists during the
day and help the crew to keep the boat clean and organized.
During days we have nothing going on you can join one of our
tours or just stroll around town. We will give you some pocket
money as well. Living onboard means you have to enjoy the sea. So
you are a good swimmer, you like snorkeling, you do not suffer
seasickness, you are social and, especially while dealing with
guests, and you like to smile. We are looking for positive
people! Welcome on board! Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

VINEYARD HELP needed. We have a vineyard, olive trees and a
vacation house near Tropea in Calabria. We need a couple to help
us for some weeks from September to June for vintage, olive
harvest, gardening, general maintenance and Internet
announcements. In the autumn, winter and spring we have a lot to
do in the vineyard, with the olive trees, the house and garden.
Accommodation will be provided in a fully equipped chalet. It is
better to come with a car or rent it here. We expect you to work
two hours a day. You should buy and cook your own food. We are
used to giving local products and can teach you how to prepare
traditional dishes. You don't have to work on Sunday. If we have
time, we can show you around our region and our white sandy
beaches. We would be glad to welcome people from all over the
world to our home. We prefer couples. Feel free to write us an
email at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." It's
possible to contact us early, that's not a problem! 

KANSAS

PERRY LAKE is seeking RVing volunteers to help with staffing the
visitor center in the summer months of 2014 (flexible on arrival
and departure). Duties include greeting customers and providing
information on the lake and surrounding areas, answering phones,
keeping brochures stocked, and administrative work as necessary.
RV sites are directly adjacent to visitor center, so no morning
commutes! Applicants need to have top notch people skills;
familiarization with transferring calls on business phones a
plus, but not a necessity. For your volunteer services, 50 amp,
water and a sewer campsite for your RV will be provided. To
apply, please go online through our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

LAOS 

VOLUNTEERS needed. Our butterfly park has been newly opened in
January 2014, with an orchid section, a variety of flower
gardens, a netted butterfly garden, and lots of waterfalls. Our
mission is to create a research centre studying and publishing
about Laos's butterflies, host plants and preservation because of
environmental issues in Laos. We are looking for entomologists
and botanists. We also want to do school projects by inviting
local school children and provide them with learning materials to
educate and understand the importance to preserve their beautiful
nature for their happiness and financial security in the future.
We are searching for volunteers who want to do jobs such as
gardening, marketing, reception, and guiding. Our work/trade is
full days of work (eight hours), eat, sleep and enjoy the
beautiful nature of Laos. Spare time is two days in a week. You
must be fit and strong and not afraid of the climate. Our
butterfly garden is located 300 meters before the famous Kuang Si
Falls, and 30km from Luang Prabang. Transportation from and to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is daily, provided by big numbers of tuk
tuks and mini-vans. If you're interested please send us your
details, motivation and experience in a summary. Any medical
needs or addictive backgrounds should be mentioned. We live in a
small village with a family based structure so we cannot afford
any mistakes in our relation with the local community as
foreigners. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

LOUISIANA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small apartment community in Basile, LA.
We are seeking a mature couple to act as our
caretakers/maintenance help for a small Elderly Apartment
Community. Duties to include looking after the residents and
taking care of the property in the absence of the Property
Manager. Light cleaning and make ready work to keep the property
looking in tip top shape. No salary is given but we offer a two
bedroom apartment rent free on-site. You must be able to pass our
credit and criminal background checks. Please fax your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MASSACHUSETTS

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks an Assistant Manager. We are looking for a
hardworking, honest individual with excellent interpersonal
skills to assist the General Managers in all aspects of our
upscale 20 room boutique hotel in Nantucket, MA. This is a
full-time seasonal position through October 2014 with housing
available by mid-July for $750 a month. The job requirements
include guest reservations (phone and online), checking guests
in/out, hospitality and concierge service, cafe services, some
prep of breakfast items, some housekeeping and laundry, prep of
mixer bar, and other tasks related to the daily operation of the
property. This is a hands-on job. If you are a person who is
teamwork oriented, hardworking, forward-thinking, detail oriented
and trustworthy, and able to receive feedback and want to work in
a beautiful vibrant town, please send us your information. Bonus
skills: culinary/pastry background, light repair/maintenance.
Compensation; salary of $3,000 a month. Please submit your cover
letter, resume and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CARETAKER PROFILE

On the beach in Mexico: Mitchell and Patty
Date of Birth: October, 1966
Interests: Hiking, traveling, gardening, home projects, reading,
and yoga
Quote: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and
narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain


Mitchell and the book 'A Gifted Man' by Joseph the homeowner.

We were on San Juan Island, Washington where we had just finished
a week-long caretaking job at a small cabin resort when we saw
The Caretaker Gazette ad for the position in Barra de Potosi,
Mexico. We immediately thought this would be a perfect fit,
especially since we had been in the Pacific Northwest for a
couple of months and were craving sunny warm weather. Almost
immediately, we responded to the ad with high hopes. Just before
we left for a camping trip on Orcas Island, the homeowner in
Barra (Franca) replied to our email asking for a recent picture
of me and Patty which we sent off right away. On Orcas we spent
another day or two trading emails back and forth with Franca. The
cell reception on Orcas was not good so I found myself standing
on picnic tables, on top of rocks, or anything else that might
improve the chance of an email getting through.
After a couple of days, Franca informed us we were chosen to take
the position with the caveat that we could get there within two
weeks at the most ("the sooner the better"). We packed up our
truck camper and raced to catch the next ferry back to San Juan
Island where we left some of our things, got all packed up and
the next day were on our way, heading south for Barra, some three
thousand miles away. Eight days later we arrived having traveled
some 1,500 miles in the US and another 1,500 or so in Mexico.
	When we arrived at El Pez Enamorado, we walked around the
property, looking at the beach, beautiful plants and outside
showers (yes, more than one!) and just couldn't believe our luck.
The house was just a few feet from the ocean. Slowly, the reality
that we hadn't a clue started setting in...with no one there to
show us what to do or how things worked. We had a hand drawn
diagram of the property with locations for breakers, water
shutoff valves, etc., but that first week or two was a struggle.
We had both come down with a stomach bug picked up somewhere on
the drive to Barra de Potosi. On top of that, it was hot when we
got there. Really Hot! In a few short days, we had come from 20
degree sleeping bag weather to long nights in the eighties with
high humidity and even hotter days. Between being sick, the heat
and the water problems, we were questioning our decision to go
there. But, we started feeling better shortly and were getting
acclimated to the weather. We met the former caretakers and they
gave us tips about various things in the house. We started to
meet people in the village and began taking Spanish classes. The
property was wild and untamed when we arrived but little by
little, we got it under control which allowed us to simply
maintain from that point forward. We figured out ways to work
around the quirks of the two houses and how to live happily with
scorpions (we only found dead ones), mice/rats, lizards, water
bugs, roaches, snakes, bats, ants, wasps, wild dogs, and all the
other treats a tropical environment offers. We bought hammocks to
relax in, and hung them in coconut trees on the beach. In
Zihautanejo, we found the Mercado Municipal where we got fresh
fruits and vegetables for next to nothing and inexpensive meat
and seafood. Back at the house several vendors came by selling
various items: water and fresh baked bread daily, produce, and
tamales and ice cream. In the village of Barra de Potosi there
were small stores that sold anything else we might need as well
as a dozen or so small restaurants. Most days we walked on the
beach in the morning and then spent a couple of hours working in
the yard. Afterwards we worked on Spanish, went to class, or got
together later with people we'd met there. The Internet we had is
a 3G USB stick (basically a cell connection) so we didn't spend
much time online. 
	In December, our son Matthew came for a week's visit, which
corresponded with the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe. On
the night Matthew arrived, we walked down to the village and
watched as a procession of the entire village, led by a group of
girls dancing in costume who stopped to offer a blessing on each
house. The following morning, all of the village pangas (fishing
boats) came together to receive a blessing from the village
priest. As we prepared to leave Casa del Pez, it sometimes felt
like we'd been there longer than three months but other times it
felt like we just got there. Days move slowly there, like
everything else...languid in the heat and humidity, pausing to
rest in the afternoon and then melting with the evening sunset.
But somehow, the weeks seemed to pile up on top of each other at
an ever quickening pace. 
	There were many things we knew we would miss when we left there
and many we took for granted. The people of course - but we
expect one day to cross paths again there or elsewhere with many
of our new friends. Of course we also miss our morning walks on
the beach, the ocean, the sun and sand, lying in the hammocks,
shopping at the central market, and living a slow paced life.
Nevertheless, with our time almost up, we awaited the arrival of
the new caretakers from Alaska. We gave them a brief orientation
and then headed north towards home.

Another Sunset from Casa del Pez from the property beachfront

MEXICO

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Tulum, Mexico from July 1st to October
31st, 2014. You will need to take care of my house and dog on my
12 acre jungle retreat, with some leaf raking, weeding and
gardening. My home is in a lush, green jungle paradise. A single,
couple or family with good references is needed. I have photos
available which I can email to you. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MICHIGAN

CARETAKER NEEDED for an Alcona Estate Farm. This would be ideal
for an individual with family and another job who is willing to
work extra hours caring for horses and property. A three bedroom
home will be provided. Please respond to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

MINNESOTA

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A CARETAKER TEAM in Forest Lake. We
currently have an opening for an apartment community caretaker
couple. You would receive a partial rent credit which can make
your rent as low as $0 (one bedroom), $0 (two bedroom) or $155
(three bedroom) depending on the size apartment you choose. We
would love to have you join our team today! Please email your
resume and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

FULL-TIME CARETAKER OR CARETAKER TEAM needed in Plymouth, MN.
This is an opportunity for an experienced professional to work at
a professionally managed condo association. The candidate(s)
should be self-motivated requiring minimal supervision. Boiler
and pool licenses needed or be willing to acquire. Computer
proficiency and HVAC familiarity required. Includes cleaning,
maintenance and grounds keeping. Must be able to lift over 50
lbs. Compensation includes salary, housing and benefits. Please
fax your resume and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

MISSOURI

RESIDENT MANAGER CARETAKER TEAM needed. A Little Rock Management
Company is seeking a Resident Manager and a Caretaker Team for a
family community in Independence, Missouri totaling 48 units.
Must be professional, outgoing, energetic, and capable of
performing duties unsupervised on a day-to-day basis. Experience
in property management, is preferred but not required. Must be
bonded on credit history and willing to reside on the property.
The compensation package includes: rent/utility free three
bedroom apartment along with a monthly salary. Duties include:
leasing apartments, collecting rents, bookkeeping, general
maintenance, rehabbing/cleaning units, and yard care duties.
Please send letters or resumes with references to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MONTANA

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. A year-round Caretaker Couple is needed
to live on site, provide a security presence, provide cooking and
light cleaning services, and assist in maintaining a large,
unique property in a rural mountain setting in Montana. Qualified
candidates need to enjoy a secluded mountain haven, have good
maintenance and handyman skills, as well as good cooking and
housekeeping skills. Candidates must be flexible, and willing to
respond to a variety of work, as needed. Additional duties
include running errands and dog care. A spacious, newly remodeled
two-bedroom house on the property is provided. We offer an
excellent salary and benefits package for a 30 - 40 hour work
week. The starting date is flexible. Please send a resume and
cover letter to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." for
immediate consideration. Only qualified candidates will be
contacted.

INTERNS NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in the Bitterroot
Valley just north of Hamilton, MT. My farm is in its second year
of cultivating assorted produce and cut flowers. There are three
hoop houses which provide space to start bedding plants and grow
produce in the early and late season as well as about an acre of
row crops. There is a small orchard which will not produce for a
few more years. We also have a flock of about 60 laying hens and
a few ducks and turkeys. There are many opportunities for outdoor
recreation within a few miles from the farm. Potential interns
must be willing to work hard, listen to instructions, and be
committed to having a good attitude. No experience in farming is
necessary, but having experience with working hard and long hours
would be helpful. It is key that any applicant for this position
be willing and able to work early in the morning and when
necessary during the heat of the day. It is also important that
potential interns be able to take care of themselves in a way
that allows them to be healthy in this situation. Interns will be
involved in the everyday operation of the farm. This will include
bed prep, planting, weeding, harvest, and preparation of produce
for sale. Interns will work Tuesday through Friday leaving three
day weekends for backpacking or other adventures. Work days can
range from four to six hours a day for short time visitors to 10
hours or more for a full season intern receiving a stipend. There
can also be a paid opportunity to assist with farmers market on
Saturday's for most of the season for long-term interns. Farm
visits can range from a two week visit to a four month internship
which is preferred. Helping on the farm will get you a place to
stay and one meal a day on days that you work. For the rest of
meals anything produced on the farm and some bulk foods are
available. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

MOROCCO 

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

NEVADA

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED. The ranch is located 105 miles northeast
of Las Vegas. It is a beautiful 150 acre ranch. I am looking for
a full-time caretaker of the facility. There is a place to live
with full utilities. The caretaker must be a handyman. For more
info, please fax "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

HELP NEEDED. For the past twelve years I have enjoyed cultivating
a small experimental vegetable, fruit and nut orchard here in the
low desert of Nevada. I have a 1,200 sq ft custom home that was
built in 2012. It is in a rural area. I have a three bedroom home
with two bathrooms. The bedrooms are with AC/Wi-Fi and of course,
washer and dryer. I like to have women as helpers as they really
like housekeeping chores and do a super job outside with all the
garden/orchard chores. I would enjoy having help in the orchard
and/or housekeeping (cleaning) activities for at least four hours
(depending on the day's project) each day. Making dinner and
clean up is expected, although I do like to cook some dinners. If
a helper wishes to work for three days and then have the next day
off (or maybe another) to go hiking and exploring with me, then I
am completely open to that kind of a schedule. Work hours and
days off are really negotiable. I love to explore the desert and
you are welcome on days off to go explore with me. I do have five
young free roaming chickens in the orchard now. I built my large
greenhouse myself and always need seasonal help with it. Besides
the orchard with some 90 trees, I do need help with my pond
oasis, as there is a lot of work out there. We are located just
an hour away from the famous Death Valley National Park and about
45 minutes from the Amargosa Date Farm which offers a lifetime of
hiking and exploring in canyons/abandoned mines/and riparian
corridor ecosystems. Hope to hear from you in the future and hope
I can help you learn about the Lower Desert environs and you can
help me with my inside and outside chores and be my happy
companion on your days off. Please write "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

NEW MEXICO

FREE RENT in a Guest House in Galisteo, NM (30 minutes to Santa
Fe), and $350/month salary in exchange for horse care. Horse
experience required. A beautiful one bedroom with kitchenette,
bath, 800 sq. ft., 20 acre property, with tile, vigas, radiant
heat, Wi-Fi, and natural light. There are between two to four
horses, feed times five to six days/week, two times a day: 7am
and 6pm. Grooming, blanketing, mucking, etc. Pets okay.
Non-smoking. Utilities extra. One year lease. Security deposit is
$850. References are required. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

SEEKING A HOUSE/HORSE/DOG-SITTER through February, 2015. Quaint
one bedroom casita on 10 acres with three horses and two dogs, 15
minutes north of Taos, NM. Horse experience a must, and
references required. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs live-in caretakers with practical
skills and a love of nature. Possible permanent home in a remote
river canyon paradise for the right folks. Cabin provided. Please
visit our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

NEW YORK

MARRIED COUPLE needed to live and work on a private equestrian
estate. She to work in house and care for dogs and cats. He to
maintain yard, grounds and pool. Must also be able to do barn
work and feed horses, chickens and cats. Must have experience.
Non smokers. Non drinkers. References required. Private housing
plus salary. Please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

LIVE-IN DOG CARETAKER needed in the Catskills. A caretaker is
needed for an upstate farm and small dog boarding facility on a
private hundred acres. Must love dogs. Must be extremely clean,
hard working, and speak perfect English, have legal papers to
work and have a valid driver's license. Individuals or couples
will be considered if you are the right match. If interested,
please email your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

FARM PARADISE at the foot of the Catskills near Saugerties.
Gentleman's farm/small inn/wedding site needs highly qualified
caretakers to clean rooms, take care of animals provide a wide
range of general maintenance and grounds-keeping. Please send
verifiable resume and photos. Pay includes stipend and lodging.
Local interviewing a must. Please respond to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

LIVE-IN (SEPARATE APARTMENT) or live-out caretaker needed. Can be
an individual or couple for my beautiful Hudson Valley, New York,
northern Dutchess County property. I have two houses and sizable
acreage not all of which is developed. I need help with simple
carpentry, plumbing, painting; grounds-keeping, snow removal and
mowing; general maintenance; some shopping and gardening;
chickens; and looking after the property and homes when I travel.
Housecleaning is an asset. Driving skills a must, and most
important: organizational skills to coordinate all of the above
and subcontract. References needed. Salary negotiable depending
on the living arrangement. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

NEW ZEALAND

IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED doing painting and odd jobs. Help with
painting a house and fence. Accommodation and meals will be
provided in exchange for four to five hours work each day. This
would suit a couple or two singles. The work is outside. Some
experience is necessary as well as being enthusiastic and
careful. We live in central Christchurch within easy walking
distance to bus routes and the city. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for a phone interview.

WEEKEND MANAGER needed two days per week, for two hours helping
clean, the rest of the time is chatting with guests, playing
board games, taking bookings, meeting new and interesting people,
and generally being available to assist our customers. You will
get dorm accommodation, free Wi-Fi (yes unlimited) and free
laundry (also unlimited). This position requires exceptional,
fluent English, with a three week minimum stay. Come explore and
enjoy a beautiful little seaside village. We look forward to
hearing from you! Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

NORWAY

SUMMER HELP NEEDED on our farm in Gryteselven, Norway. We have
cows, islandic horses, chicken, forestry, farm restaurant, farm
shop, small scale production, delicacies from the wild, fishing,
and hunting. We need help for the usual summer jobs like making
hay, fishing, picking wild food, cleaning the barn, chopping wood
etc. starting from the middle of June until the end of September.
We offer to show you around, a course in wood workshop, wild food
course, cheese making etc. We live in the beautiful mountain area
of Villmark, with lots of lakes. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

OHIO

RVING CAMPGROUND HOSTS needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX through
September 2014. We are looking for friendly volunteers who enjoy
working with the public. Duties will include; litter-pick up,
fire ring clean up, and answering visitor questions. The schedule
will be 20 hours a week, mostly needed on weekends and holidays.
A free RV campsite with electric provided. To apply, please go
online through our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

OKLAHOMA

COWBOY/RANCH EMPLOYEE needed for a long established southern
Oklahoma ranch. We are looking for an experienced ranch hand.
Must have good horsemanship skills, cattle experience, and
experience with hay equipment. Home, a good salary, and benefits
will be provided. This is a good long-term job for the right
individual. Please mail a complete resume and references to:
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Photos would be helpful.

RANCH HAND wanted for a northern Oklahoma ranch. Need long-term
experience in cow/calf and ranch operations. Current and past
long-term, solid work references required. Please send
applications only to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

OREGON

I AM LOOKING FOR A LADY who would like to live on my ranch in
southeastern Oregon and be responsible for the following duties:
maintaining the home, cooking, and cleaning. Must be able to
drive. To apply, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." and keep trying because I'm not always near the
phone, or you can leave a message.

A REMOTE OFF-GRID FOREST PROPERTY in Southwest Oregon is seeking
a caretaker. This is an unpaid position offering an opportunity
to live (camp) in an 8'x16' micro-cabin in exchange for keeping
the property occupied and basic maintenance activities. Very
limited amenities to be maintained and utilized. Room for
gardening and fun foraging. The neighbors are National Forest and
timber farms. Should be in good physical shape; no drugs. Photos
and more information available upon request. May offer occasional
compensated dog sitting. A minimum of one year commitment
requested, though flexible. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." for more information.

ESTATE CARETAKER/MANAGER needed. Seeking a local resident
caretaker/manager for a gorgeous private riverfront estate near
the Oregon coast. Single or couple applicants can apply. We
provide a furnished apartment and all utilities (including
electricity, heat, propane, water, sewer, phone, internet and
satellite HDTV), health and dental insurance, plus monthly salary
of $2,000 and $200 for monthly vehicle expense. You will need a
background in grounds care, landscaping, home and equipment
maintenance and housekeeping. You need to be a non-smoker, light
or non-drinker, mechanical and able to trouble shoot and solve
problems, and have a good eye for detail and grounds care. You
are also honest, creative and dependable and work well
unsupervised. The property is located approximately 70 miles from
Portland near Elsie and 15 miles from the beach in Manzanita.
This gorgeous private river front estate has great fishing
nearby. Please mail your resume and letter of interest describing
your relevant experience, vehicle (preferably a pickup truck) and
personal grounds/repair equipment, email address, and a current
photo and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

SUMMER CHEF/COOK NEEDED for a Beautiful/Remote Oregon Inn. We are
looking for a talented individual who loves the great outdoors,
hospitality and good food. If you are the kind of person who
would enjoy "living on the edge" at our unique and highly
acclaimed destination "glamping" Inn then this fun job is for
you! The successful applicant must have a strong work ethic, be a
team player, possess some computer/writing/phone skills, like
cooking and food prep (we can train), and have enthusiasm and
enjoyment of serving others. If this describes you, then consider
an opportunity for the summer with us! General duties include
taking and making reservations, helping in the kitchen/restaurant
when needed, gardening, and housekeeping. We are guest-centric! 
The season begins Memorial Day weekend and ends at the end of
September. In return, we pay a monthly stipend, provide complete
room/board, one day off a week, and tip sharing as well as other
perks.  If interested, please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." with your resume and references.

LOOKING FOR A RANCH TEAM. This is a permanent position to live on
ranch in a two bedroom residence on the Umpqua River and operate
our Olive farm in the Glide, Oregon area, near the Umpqua River.
Please fax your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM to fill our caretaker
position for a 42 unit apartment complex in Medford for residents
age 55 and older. On-site residency required. Duties include
janitorial/maintenance, lawn care, landscaping, grounds care,
general premises oversight, general errands, and assistance with
contractor bids and proposals. The caretaker has a five day work
week, 40 hours. A one bedroom apartment, plus wages provided. A
drug screen, DMV, and background check are required. Please mail
your resume to Board of Directors, "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

PENNSYLVANIA 

LIVE-IN ASSISTANT INNKEEPER WANTED for a Pittsburgh B&B and Tea
Room. Our ideal candidate would learn and participate in all
positions around the house, working closely with the head
Innkeeper and sharing management responsibilities. We have an
eight room Victorian style Inn, with a dining room specializing
in breakfast and high tea, as well as private parties. Culinary
experience a plus, but not required. An apartment included and
will be available starting mid-June. Hourly compensation will be
paid for hours worked during regular business hours; rates will
be determined based on experience and one can expect to work 30 -
50 hours per week, plus 17 overnights on-call per month. Please
email us a resume and letter of interest to the attention of
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

PERU

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

PHILIPPINES 

MANAGER WANTED. Help with our small, but growing, Boutique Hotel
in the Philippines. No experience necessary, just a hard working,
calm individual who can adapt quickly. This is a volunteer
position initially, food and accommodation provided. Please email
us at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

SCOTLAND 

JULY WEDDING HELP needed. Myself (Ruari 24) and my partner
(Claire 26) independently run a fairly small hostel on the Isle
of Arran in Scotland. Although we will be looking for helpers in
the near future to help run all aspects of this busy wee
bunkhouse we are currently on the hunt for some very specific
help. We are planning our wedding for the 26th of July, and are
looking for a few people to come to Arran to help out. The
wedding will be run like a mini outdoor festival, and we'll be
looking for people to help put up marquees, set up sound systems,
build bonfires, decorate the site, run barbecues and the homebrew
bar, help people set up tents in the campsite, and general help
on the days running up to and after the 26th of July. In return
for this, we would offer you up to two weeks (ideally between the
21st of July and the 4th of August) accommodation in our hostel,
free of charge, and will supply food where possible, and of
course, enjoy the merriment of the wedding itself! We have space
for up to six people; this can be six individuals, a group, a
family, or couples. Please get in touch with us if this is
something you fancy. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

SOUTH DAKOTA 

CARETAKER NEEDED in Rapid City, SD. A local property management
firm is searching for a caretaker for a large apartment community
in Rapid City. This is an entry level position and affords
opportunities for advancement. Prior experience in cleaning, use
of cleaning chemicals, a general understanding of safety along
with a general understanding of how to apply cleaning chemicals
safely - is a must. If you are dependable, hard-working, possess
a strong desire to succeed and have a customer service attitude
then we are looking for you! Please apply in person Monday
through Friday from 10am to 5pm, or Saturdays and Sundays from
12p, to 4pm at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." An
excellent starting wage, benefits, vacation and 401(k) will be
provided.  

SPAIN

I AM LOOKING FOR A NICE COUPLE who would like to look after my
house and my guests in July and August 2014. This is a beautiful,
organic place with 5,000 meter land, one main house and three
wooden houses. There are approximately 1,000 square meters to do
an organic plantation and the old horse stables now a workspace
area for art, therapy and meditation. You can see more at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." In the summer seasons the
wooden cabins are being rented out to holiday-guests. Helpers can
come and stay and work four hours per day. The rest of the day
can do excursions to the waterfalls nearby, or mountain walks in
the natural park next to the house. I have two dogs on the
property, who are very friendly and like to join you for walks! I
am artist and sailor, have my sailing boat in a little harbor
nearby, and appreciate helpers to come along sailing or do some
work on the boat. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

HOUSESITTER WANTED for my home in the countryside of Andalusia,
Spain for the summer. There are no animals to take care of; I am
just looking for someone to stay at home during my absence. My
house is eco-friendly, so it is important that the housesitter is
very responsible and someone who has a low consummation of
electricity and water. A vegetarian or vegan housesitter will be
perfect. This is for people who are not afraid to stay alone in
the countryside at 21/2 km from the village. More information is
available on request. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

TENNESSEE 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED during church camp season through November.
Bring your own RV, income, healthy, skilled, and servant's heart.
Pay is not much, but the benefits are eternal! Please email your
caretaker's bio to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

TEXAS

I NEED TWO LIVE-IN CARETAKERS in the Lancaster, TX area. A couple
is preferred, since I need one person for personal/household work
and the other person for land/structural work. Must love animals,
and have a Texas driver's license. This position requires a
background check. To apply, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

FULL-TIME/LONG-TERM RANCH HAND OR COUPLE needed for an 11,000
acre ranch located off the I-10 in Southwest Texas. Must have
experience with cattle and goats as well as the willingness to do
all kinds of tasks in general ranch maintenance with or without
supervision. Heavy equipment operation experience a plus. A small
home with utilities will be provided. To apply, please send your
resume with prior work references and salary requirements to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER NEEDED in Kerrville beginning 9/1/2014 to 12/15/2014.
Will need to care for my dog and a cat. My home is located in
town on a quiet street, with a garden, greenhouse, fruit trees,
berry bushes and vines, composting system, water harvesting, and
bird feeding. Will need to do daily animal care. Non smokers
only. No drugs. Must be able to drive a manual transmission
truck. All utilities paid and internet plus monthly stipend.
Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." for more
information.

FARM HELP needed. Our goal is to provide healthy food for our
family and community. We are currently raising heritage hogs and
goats. Produce we have grown include mustard greens, turnips,
carrots, beets, swiss chard, radishes, lettuce, spinach, peas,
and a variety of herbs. Right now we are working on planting and
growing summer produce (tomatoes, squash, zucchini, watermelon,
cantaloupe, peppers, etc.). Although we are not certified
"organic", we use organic techniques. We are growing our produce
in raised beds and in the ground. We do not spray pesticides and
we make our own compost tea. We sell at the Winnsboro Farmer's
Market and have been successful! We are looking for one to two
helpers who can assist us on the farm. Duties will be watering
and feeding animals, planting, mowing, transporting, and
preparing produce for sale. We have a guest house that is
furnished and ready for you! You will be treated as family! Meals
will be provided. Our beautiful home is surrounded by a large
ranch so you will enjoy beautiful days in nature! We look forward
to having you in our home and working alongside with you! Please
feel free to call us if you have any questions or would like to
visit our farm. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

RANCH HAND JOB AVAILABLE on a ranch in South Texas. Some
experience needed but also must be willing to learn, willing to
do all kinds of tasks and work with and without supervision.
There is an opportunity for future advancement for the right
person. A small nice house with a nice benefit package provided.
Please mail your resume to Ranch Position, "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

SEEKING A FEMALE HOUSEMATE in Kyle, TX. I have a three bedroom
furnished home, and am offering reduced rent in exchange for
pet-sitting and house cleaning. Kyle is 15 minutes to South
Central Austin. Rent of $300 is negotiable, must have some
income, a car, and good references. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER needed for general ranch work. We prefer a
couple. Must be a non-smoker, and a non-drinker. This is not a
cowboy job. Please mail your resume or application to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ESTATE MANAGER needed for property management of multiple
residences and a business property. This is a full-time
opportunity in Dallas, Texas. Local candidates only please. Must
have experience managing multiple properties or residences. Need
experience managing construction and renovation projects,
maintaining landscaping of residential properties, and experience
developing an operating budget. Will supervise two handymen, will
work with outside vendors/contractors to maintain the upkeep and
appearance of the residences (five are occupied, one is under
construction) and one business property, manage all work
alongside a property management staff, and maintain vehicles. The
Client wants a minimum of 10 years of experience supporting
domestic households, experience with residential construction,
and experience managing landscaping of residential properties. If
you are located in the Dallas, TX area, please email your resume
and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Texas is looking for a caretaker to
provide security, maintenance, and grounds care for our historic
Plaza. In exchange for these services, there is an unfurnished
house provided on the grounds, with utilities paid. The house is
ideal for a mature single person or a couple without live-in
children. The Society would like the position filled as soon as
possible. If interested please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

THAILAND

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

UTAH

HELP NEEDED in Moab. I'm a 53-year-old female living in a lovely
small straw bale home with a large organic garden at the end of a
quiet cul de sac. I have a variety of gardening/landscaping/home
maintenance projects I'd love to have help in exchange for meals
and accommodations. In late June - late September there is
ongoing weeding; harvesting from the garden; help with canning
and freezing produce. In September and October, I need help with
landscaping the front yard, including some planting, laying down
a weed barrier and drip irrigation. Then in October and early
November, I need help with garden cleanup, and winterizing. I
love sharing my lovely home this way, and appreciate the help
more than I can say. I love hanging out with my guests, as my
schedule allows, and talking about life, sharing meals, coffee,
playing chess - whatever. Also, I am more than happy to show you
some of my favorite hikes. Love hearing different philosophies
and ideas, and stories about my guests' travels. Someday I'll be
traveling again, but for now I'm content to host. You can visit
my website "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." to get a
sense of who I am and what's important to me. I'm a passionate
cook with strong vegetarian leanings and am happy to provide
accommodations and meals in exchange for two to four hours work
per day, depending on what needs to be done. I've been gardening
for over 20 years and am happy to share what I know. Also happy
to share my knowledge in the kitchen. I can accommodate single
persons or couples. A few rules: no pets please. No smoking or
drugs. Accommodations are a semi-private screened area with a
twin bed, in the main living area, for a single person. Couples
have a private room with double bed. Shared bath in either case.
My house is small, but cozy and comfortable. The patio and garden
are lovely places to hang out. I can offer very limited internet
access in my home - there are numerous places in town to access
it though. Moab is a town of around 10,000, a community of lots
of creative, intelligent, and compassionate folks. The scenery is
spectacular, with red-rock cliffs and canyons everywhere. There
are endless things to do here - hiking, climbing, biking,
rafting, jeeping, etc. My house is five minutes from town and 15
minutes from Arches National Park. And my home/garden/patio is a
lovely oasis for hanging out, if that's your preference. Come
visit - I'm sure we'll have fun! Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

VIETNAM

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

VIRGINIA

ON-SITE RESIDENT MANAGER CONDO CARETAKER needed in Penhook, VA.
Full-time residency required. Busy summers: four to five hours
per day, six days per week. Winter is five to six hours per week.
Office/Accounting skills required. A stable, mature person with a
clean background is needed. A two bedroom condo, health
insurance, $23,000 per year will be provided. To apply, please
call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

LONG-TERM HOUSESITTING POSITION AVAILABLE in rural Virginia. We
require a single, couple or family to live in our family's estate
just to provide a "security presence". Other staff, who work on
the property year-round, will be on the property periodically.
You can relax, work or go to school, your time is essentially
your own. The family is here in the summer for a short time
period and a few other holiday weeks per year but do not live in
the house where you will live. All expenses such as heat, water,
electric etc. are paid by the family but you will need your own
car for yourself. The family will ask you to report on the status
of the home, such as a leak, or a problem that needs attention.
There are no pets on the property and the housesitter cannot have
any pets on the property. Believe it or not, you will actually be
paid for this job with a very reasonable stipend of about $12,000
annually. Security and background checks will be conducted.
Please email a resume(s) and references - all in one email
message to caretakergazette@gmail.com Please include the words
"Rural Virginia Housesitter Assignment" in the subject line for
screening. Thank you.

INNKEEPER WANTED for a busy, eight-room historic B&B in
Charlottesville, Virginia. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX opened in 2003 and
has sold more than 22,000 room nights in the last decade.
Needless to say, the innkeeper or couple we hire will be expected
to embrace the lifestyle of a very busy inn. We have experienced
owners and a quality staff to assist the person we hire for this
important role. Routinely voted one of the best cities in
America, Charlottesville is home of The University of Virginia
and Monticello. Our Inn is on Main Street in Charlottesville,
walking distance to dozens of restaurants and shops. We offer
free onsite living in a terrace level studio apartment (furnished
or unfurnished, with bathroom, laundry, and walk-in closet), a
competitive salary, free utilities and generous vacation time.
The ideal candidate is friendly and smart, with a positive
attitude, reliable, healthy and fit. Must possess the desire to
do what it takes to keep this Inn running smoothly. The owners
are active in this Inn, but are in search of an innkeeper who can
be a champion of quality and hospitality. Our innkeeper must have
an extensive familiarity with the broad range of duties involved
in running an Inn. If we have described you, please email your
cover letter and resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." - no phone calls, please.

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER NEEDED for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is a
full-time year-round position that requires living on the
premises. An unfurnished two bedroom apartment with paid
utilities is included as part of the job compensation. The
caretaker job is a salaried position, expected to work as many or
as few hours as necessary to fulfill the duties defined. The
duties will vary significantly by season and activity, but on a
yearly basis should average approximately 35 hours per week. The
caretaker will be present on the Gun Club grounds and will
perform all necessary duties for each Event day of registered
trap and skeet shoots (typically Thursday - Sunday), and on
Sundays during the Winter League. The caretaker will be available
on an "on call" basis for trap and skeet machine adjustment and
limited repair if needed during all other days the Club is open
for shooting, including Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and
special events. Duties include trap and skeet machine minor
maintenance (lubrication and cleaning) and supply as well as
repairs and maintenance of buildings and grounds, including the
following: inventory and loading of targets and other trap and
skeet supplies, preparing equipment and setting up daily before
each use, storing and securing equipment at the end of each day's
operations, tending irrigation, mowing, weeding, fertilizing of
large lawn areas. Continual policing of trash pick-up and
emptying and maintenance of trash containers both indoors and out
is an important responsibility of this job. Duties also include
service and minor maintenance of the club's various power
equipment, e.g. lawn mowers, tractor, fork lift, golf carts, etc.
Other duties may include minor maintenance to RV park equipment
and facilities, unloading and loading freight deliveries, and
other duties as assigned, guided by the full Job Description on
file at the Club. Please mail a cover letter, resume and
references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

SEEKING DEPENDABLE HELP on a 35 acre Orcas Island farm. Outdoor
work only. Duties include daily care and feeding of three horses,
five alpacas, four goats, and a flock of chickens. Gardening,
harvesting and light landscaping tasks (no tractor work). Require
30 hours/week. June - August private bedroom provided. September
-May private full cottage provided. Fair stipend to be determined
after an initial two week trial period. Prefer a minimum six week
commitment, but welcome longer stays. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." and you can see more
about us at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

WYOMING

PET/HOUSESITTER needed for our new 5,000 sq. ft. home in the
Cheyenne area. We have a five bedroom/three bath home. We need a
pet and housesitter from June 15 to August 15, to tend four
horses, three dogs, two cats, and our garden. You will need to
feed and water our animals and plants. There is no exercise
required for the pets. Would prefer a live-in housesitter but
will consider twice daily visits to our home for feeding/watering
duties if someone lives close by. There is an option to have a
car available to a licensed driver with a good driving record
during the two month stay. Please provide three checkable
references and email them to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." along with some information about yourself.

WYOMING CAMPGROUND WORK CAMPER COUPLE needed for our 2014 season.
Work for your RV site. Please email for more details at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. Year-round Caretaker Couple is needed to
live on site, provide a security presence, provide cooking and
light cleaning services, and assist in maintaining a large,
unique property in a rural mountain setting in the Northwestern
United States. Qualified candidates need to enjoy a secluded
mountain haven, have good maintenance and handyman skills, as
well as good cooking and housekeeping skills. Candidates must be
flexible, and willing to respond to a variety of work situations,
as needed. Additional duties include running errands and dog
care. A spacious, newly remodeled two-bedroom house on the
property is provided. We offer an excellent salary and benefits
package for a 30-40 hour work week. The starting date is
flexible. Please send a resume and cover letter to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for immediate
consideration. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

I am a senior scientist/writer (PhD plus many years of
experience) multicultural and bilingual (Spanish-English) looking
for housekeeping and help-live in barter starting in July 2014;
Tempe, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale. I have my own transportation,
health insurance and income. Please contact Ana for more
information, by calling "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." Excellent references available.

Female wants a caretaking position in the San Diego CA area,
Grand Island/Lincoln Nebraska area, or Parker Arizona/Lake Havasu
area. Prefer no cooking or childcare. College Graduate. Have much
job and life experiences. Love animals and outdoors. Previous
professional driver. Don't have an RV. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Non smoking, non drinking, non drug user single female without
children seeks a Caretaking position with a female of the same in
exchange for room, board and salary. Please forward your details
to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Looking For Long-Term Property Sitting: Formerly a librarian,
teacher, chaplain and international backpacker, I currently dance
with fatigue and live creatively on a small, fixed income. I
volunteer as a novice, community genealogist giving back to
society by researching folks buried in old cemeteries. Wi-Fi is
important. It would be my pleasure to help you write and document
the stories of your family tree. As a vegetarian contemplative, I
neither smoke nor drink. I do shower daily, and keep my living
space clean (I thought you may find this important). I also have
one old dog and one middle-aged dog that do not chew or deposit
inappropriate things on the carpet. They adopted a female kitten
(no spraying) whose entire purpose in life is to exercise their
patience. My life has been spent rehabilitating traumatized
animals, so I have the skills and kindness to care for yours. I
am a quiet, responsible presence. If you are looking for my sort
of stability, references are available. Appreciatively, Lisa at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." (please put Caretaker
Gazette in the subject line).

Personal computer savvy assistant will handle correspondence,
travel, social media for shaman, artist, healer, writer.
Hourly/retainer. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Toronto, Ontario Canada House Sitting Position wanted long term
preferably three months to a year. Employed Professional Female
50+ can provide excellent care of your home, cherished pets,
pool, yard and gardening. Available June or July 2014. References
and Police Check. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Experienced, educated, trustworthy Estate Manager seeking long
term employment in the Midwest, or West. Impressive Resume,
strong references and clean background. Place great value in
integrity, character and ethics. Family oriented, non-drinker,
non-smoker. Please contact Dan Foster by calling
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Single 54 years young Canadian woman is seeking a salaried short
or long term live-in position of responsibility, creativity and
decision making as a property manager for a seniors' building,
manager at a bed and breakfast or personal business assistant for
a small estate. Open to urban settings but prefer rural and
isolated destinations. Work History: Executive Assistant, Office
Manager, Geriatric Healthcare Aide, Activity Director, HR
Recruiter/Staff Supervisor, CSR, Business Owner. In possession of
current passport, 1st Aid/CPR/Health and Safety certificates.
References, clear driver's abstract and police background.
Non-smoker. No kids or pets. Drug free. Will relocate anywhere
for the right adventure. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

Industrious honest married couple seeking long term or permanent
situation as live-in caretakers of home, lodge, historic area,
ranch, B&B, etc. He's a handyman, problem solver, can fix
computers, do yard work and home renovations. She's an excellent
cook/baker, housekeeper, and gardener. Not afraid of hard work
maintaining property and home for people and animals. We're
honest motivated nonsmokers, drug free, and drink rarely. Both
have extensive customer service management experience. She in
safety/security, he in healthcare. We have two well behaved
friendly dogs. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Wanted: Fairbanks/North Pole, Alaska: Housesitting Position.
Homeowner from Tok, Alaska seeking house to sit for all/part of
UAF 2014-15 Fall/Spring semesters. Middle-aged-male, married,
raising 14-year-old grandson, excellent references. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Older responsible female looking for housesitting situation in
San Diego. Available now for 1-12 months. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Single male seeks caretaking / live-in situation in South Bay
area, CA. Multi-skilled grad student studying in Sunnyvale. Class
B CDL. Able to do maintenance work, care-providing for
individuals, security, apartment management, hospitality,
work-stay/other. Diverse array of experience, references;
trustworthy and dependable. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

San Diego Area: Retired university woman would love to be your
personal assistant, caretaker or dog sitter. Can plan events,
arrange travel and take care of your home and business. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Short Term Sitter available. 10 to 20 days. Available on short
notice. Weather dependent. Experience with cats, dogs, rabbits,
chickens, and horses. Background of ranchettes, B&B (sitter
only), cabin cruiser, and haciendas. Non-maintenance oriented
except in emergencies. Retired older senior male of excellent
health, no meds, non-smoking, no drugs, social drinker, and no
pets. Make note for yourself and friends, and call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Thanks and May the Winds
bring You much Tranquility!

North Carolina. Sweet family of four, moving to Chapel Hill, NC
in early August for a PhD program at UNC. Looking for 5-6 year
care-taking commitment. We are both former public school teachers
who love animals, gardening, and the outdoors. Hopeful in finding
a reciprocal situation to make North Carolina life work on a
meager graduate stipend. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." with relevant opportunities.

Seeking a Live-In Caretaker Position Coastal San Diego. My name
is Karen and I have over 20 years experience helping seniors stay
mobile and fit as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Can provide
mobility, strength and balance training as well as memory and
brain training. Able to provide some healthy meals,
transportation/errand running, gardening, light housekeeping and
other assistance that may be needed. Have a part time job two to
three days a week. Prefer coastal living (ideally from La Jolla
to Leucadia). I come with one mellow cat. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Excellent references
available.

Professional couple seeking seasonal positions. Excellent
references. Known as the dream team. If you need a hard working,
trustworthy couple with integrity, we are your match. Please
contact Theresa at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

New England. Couple looking for next caretaker/housesitting
situation in Massachusetts or bordering states. Background in
carpentry, natural foods cooking, cleaning, farming/gardening and
landscaping. Love domestic and farm animals, have cared for many!
Great references. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Retired but not dead! Recently retired Biology teacher and wife
with experienced caretaking positions in Costa Rica and Tahoe.
Both of us in excellent health (swim, bike, workout). Looking for
the next adventure ... love animals and the sun. Very handy with
paint brushes, hammers as well as chain saws. Will take excellent
care of your property, plants, and pets, two weeks or two months.
References available upon request. Would love to talk to you in
person or by phone. Contact information: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

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

Trustworthy 60's married couple seeking a year round
housesitting/caretaking position for a private residence in
Coastal Ventura, Orange or San Diego County, CA. Available
8-1-2014. We have owned multiple homes, are a dependable, honest,
organized, non-smoking, non-drinking couple. Our heart's desire
is to be of impeccable service and live closer to family and
grandchildren in Southern California. He is a retired naval
commander pilot - she is leadership/business coach. Excellent
references for your peace of mind. Photos available. Please
contact Ann Marie and Michael at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Married couple seeks private residence caretaking position in the
Four Corners location. Honest, friendly, ethical, spiritual,
variably skilled, 40+ with teen son and dog, grow-friendly.
Housing/income position required. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Photos and references
available upon request.

Hello everyone, I am looking for a position in the Southern
California area. I have been serving the same family for 16 years
now, have many skills, am very handy, can be hands on or overseer
of all aspects of an Estate Caretaker. I know how things should
be done! Please contact Allen at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." Thanks.

Experienced working Caretaker, proficient in all areas of home
building, remodeling, repairs, groundskeeping and maintenance,
landscaping and gardening. Heavy equipment operator, boat driver,
novice SEL pilot. Also former resort Executive Chef/current
personal chef well-versed with many cuisines. I can manicure your
grounds, harvest the herbs and produce, slaughter the chicken,
prepare a fine meal and build a gazebo outside to dine under!
Seeking paying caretaking and/or private chef position,
preferably on an island or for home in tropics or other warm
climbs. For complete bio, resume and references contact Marc at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Dependable married couple of 13 years (with 18 years of working
together) seeking full time, year round position as caretakers
for your estate or hunting lodge. Prefer Northeast. Husband has
experience with boats and outboard motors, holds OUPV Captains
License, care taking knowledge, experience with chainsaws/wood
splitters, carpenter skills, basic auto/small engine repair,
grounds keeping, painting. Wife has office management/book
keeping experience, crew management, detail oriented
multi-tasker, childcare, housekeeping, some gardening knowledge.
Used to positions of responsibility without direct supervision.
We both love animals; wife has basic horse care knowledge as
well. Please contact us with your employment requirements at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

The perfect caretaker for your home or business! Stable, mature,
well-educated female with a cheerful, down to earth personality
and strong work ethic seeks a full-time position as a caretaker
or property manager in the U.S. or abroad. Extensive experience
with pets, gardening, basic household maintenance, professional
housekeeping, antiques, guest relations, management and
bookkeeping. Salary negotiable. If interested, please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Resume and references
available. Thanks! Jennie

Caretaker in New York looking for new situation ASAP after 25
years. Clean, fit, respectful, handy and animal friendly. Can
relocate. Excellent references available. Email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

"Protective by Nature". Salt of the earth lady, 61, with big city
background in residential real estate and property management
(San Francisco and San Mateo, CA.), seeks Caretaking/Property
watch opportunity. Hoping for now to remain in the San Francisco
Bay area (north Peninsula) and open as well to other
possibilities. Street smart, attention to detail in property
watching, resourceful, well-spoken, very good with humans, cats
and plants. Nine years' experience in onsite property management
and handling the care of structures and living things. A woman of
faith with Personal Assistant experience as well. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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60 acre horse farm for sale in Appling, GA, west of Augusta. Half
is in fenced pastures, farm buildings, 3,000 sq. ft. residence
with basement and pool. Caretaker Cabin two bedroom, two bath.
Wooded trails, creek, pond, farm equipment. Sale by owner for
$850,000. Owners are in their 80's and ready to move into
retirement. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

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