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Tuesday, May 23 2017

THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

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THIS IS OUR 196th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983          Volume 33, Number 4      
July/August 2015        ISSN 1074-3642  
                           
HIGHLIGHTS
- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 35 states
and 13 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Here's a Mother and Daughter Caretaking Team
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALASKA

ASSISTANT CARETAKER needed for a hunting and fishing lodge in
Kodiak. Must be a hard working self-starter. The lodge is located
on a remote island with world class hunting and fishing. It is
accessible by boat or floatplane only. The job is labor
intensive. The caretaker must have carpentry experience, basic
knowledge of electricity, gasoline and diesel engine operating
experience and must be proficient in chainsaw operation and
maintenance. Must be willing to do all tasks related to the care,
maintenance and improvements needed in the operations of a
hunting and fishing lodge. Must include your resume with
references and work history. Doesn't have to be pretty, just
thorough and verifiable. Position is available ASAP. Compensation
includes room and board, and $1,000.00 per month plus tips.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

CARETAKER NEEDED for a remote off-grid homestead in Alaska from
July 2015 through May 2016. Couple preferred. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

ALASKAN HOMESTEAD ADVENTURE! Have the summer of a lifetime on a
gorgeous 600 acre historic XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) (as seen on DC Reality TV show) We are looking for
an experienced all-around farm-yard helper for the summer of
2015. Prefer a mature, non-smoker, drinker, with own income who
has the following experience: Main duty as orchardist; pruning,
grafting, trimming, planting new trees. Use of yard machines,
chainsaw, power tools, heavy equipment. Other jobs as needed;
fences, woodlot, rental cabin repairs, landscaping, some
carpentry, possible rock masonry project. Private, small cabin to
live in, use of ATV. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). Position through mid-September.

ARGENTINA

PATAGONIA FRONTIER CALLING! Artist's assistant and companion
needed in the Andes of Northern Patagonia for a 66-year-old
determined woman with Multiple Sclerosis. I need a commitment of
a minimum of one month, the longer the better. I am an artist and
an experienced horsewoman. I believe in the healing power of
creativity, as well as the love of nature and her creatures. My
ranch is located in a non-touristic part of beautiful Patagonia,
nestled in the foothills of the Andes, in the heart of the real
Gaucho culture. In the winter months (May through November) we
may be changing locations. I will pay all expenses when together.
This is not a salaried position, as it is a volunteer
opportunity. In exchange for adventure, fun, basic food and
housing, you will be my co-creator in art projects. Duties
include, but are not limited to: help with the horses, training
etc., grooming, occasional housekeeping and cooking. It is
important that we enjoy each other's company. Free time to be
arranged as needed and wanted. You should have a mastery of
English, Spanish a major plus, basic computer skills, a driver's
license, and the ability to drive a manual/stick-shift. Please
send a description of why you are interested, or resume if you
have one. Please send something about yourself, your age and a
photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)

ARIZONA 

REMOTE, 39 ACRE, off-grid, High Desert Ranch in Arizona is
perfect to "Get Away From It All" for stargazing or writing a
book or just chillin'... The Owner travels for a living, home a
month, away a month, alternating. Will share a three bedroom, two
bathroom house in exchange for light housekeeping and light
maintenance around the property. Alternatively, the Owner is
willing to immediately set up temporary connections for electric
and water for a caretaker with RV, with permanent connections
including septic dump to follow. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers).

COUPLE WANTED for animal care and cooking/cleaning for a B & B.
The animal position will be 25 hours/week - experienced in horse
care (feeding, healthcare), tractor operation, able to lift 100
lbs. The B & B position's hours will vary - housekeeping,
cleaning, and preparing breakfast, possibly occasional dinners.
Commercial food hand- ling experience, knowledge of special diets
helpful. Prefer RV owners, with a willingness to stay a year.
Hourly pay and full RV hook ups provided. Must be US citizens,
and tobacco/drug free. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED horse caretaker. Must have basic
healthcare experience for horses. Part-time, three to four
hours/day feeding, some manure removal. Live-in position, housing
provided (or bring your RV), partial utilities, hourly pay
depending on experience. Must be able to lift 110# bales of hay
and feed sacks. Must be a US citizen, nonsmoker, no
drugs/addictions, with a valid driver's license. Rural mountain
location south of Tucson. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) is looking for RVing
volunteers for the winter season starting in October 2015 through
April 2016. We are a private, non-profit organization with the
whole town as a museum, located 40 miles north of Yuma. We are
trying to bring this historic ghost town back to life. We do
special events like reenactments, running an 1890's stamp mill
and special tours. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) offers full
RV hook-ups for RVers who volunteer for three days a week, plus
one or two days a month, we pay $8.00 an hour. The best winter
weather brings the Wild West back to life! No smoking is allowed
because of the great fire hazard. Indoor pets are OK. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hi Gary, just a quick note to thank you for sending out our email
blast for our "situations-wanted" ad. We've had some interesting
and fruitful contacts from our ad and are now in the stage of
having discussions with several property owners! We really
appreciate what you do and the connections we've made through
you. Thank you so much! Larry and Marie, Albuquerque, NM
 
Larry and Marie, I'm glad to hear that your Situations Wanted
email broadcast is producing good results! Our subscriber list of
property owners has continued to grow. For privacy and security
reasons, many wealthy and prominent people who subscribe to the
Gazette will not advertise anywhere and, instead, prefer to have
their staff contact our subscribers directly via our Situations
Wanted ads.

Thank you for once again running my help-wanted ad for a summer
housesitter/dog-sitter. As usual, thanks to your Gazette, I had
some great responses from people who are so qualified and
experienced. I've hired someone who I think will be perfect.
Yours is a wonderful service and I recommend you highly every
chance I get. Thanks again. Sue, Burlington, VT

Thanks for taking the time to write to us, Sue. It's always great
to hear from property owners who were successful in finding
housesitters or caretakers for their homes and properties. I'm
glad you were, once again, able to find a great person to look
after your home and dogs.
 
Greetings Gary and Gazette staff! Here is my renewal for another
three years. Please keep your fascinating and helpful Caretaker
Gazette coming my way. I have been serving as a caretaker for
what is now going on three years on what I think is one of the
most special locations. It's been a great place to homeschool my
two boys and grow closer as a family. We've all learned to live a
simpler life. I will be ready to move on soon and hope the
Gazette can find me something this special again. Keep up the
good work! Neil and Lisa, Bend, OR 

Thanks for your renewal and nice message, Neil and Lisa. I
appreciate you and all of our subscribers and advertisers. Thanks
for sharing your experience and best of luck in your search. I'm
sure that, through the Gazette, you'll find another location that
will be as nice as what you have there!

Hi Gary, another school year is coming to a close and I just want
to let you know that, once again, I have found what I think is
going to be an interesting summer position through the Gazette!
I've been very lucky that I've been able to find such interesting
summer positions every year now since I've used a combination of
your Gazette Help Wanted ads and Situation Wanted ads. You have
such a great publication for those of us looking for seasonal
positions. In my case they are such interesting experiences that
I can share with my students when the new school year rolls
around. Thanks to you and your team! Barry, Phoenix, AZ

Hi Barry, thanks for sharing your experiences with us. It's great
that you've been able to use the Gazette to find caretaking
situations that work with your summer schedule. We have many
teachers among our subscribers who use the Gazette to find
interesting summer positions. In addition to working with one's
schedule, short-term seasonal positions are also a great way to
try out the caretaking lifestyle before committing to a longer
term position.

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
written permission. 

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

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ARKANSAS

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Fort Smith. I am searching for an
older Family couple to help care for my property. I need a
retired man and woman couple to do part-time work around my
estate in Fort Smith. In return, you will receive free rent and
utilities in my mobile home on my property. You must have other
income to live on, such as a Pension or Social Security,
Disability, or other stable income. If interested, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers).

SPACE AVAILABLE for RVing caretakers in the Fayetteville, AR
area. My house on 12 acres needs a caretaker. Furnish your own
RV, Camper, etc. I will trade parking space, hook ups; water,
septic, and electric. All you pay is your own utilities. You can
use the pasture, chicken house/yard, and garden. I'm on a good
location on the state highway near the Buffalo River in the
Ozarks, and only two miles to town. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

AUSTRALIA

A LIVE-IN CARETAKER is required for a local hotel just out of
Newcastle. The requirements include: answering alarm calls,
attending to customers who may on occasion lock themselves out,
load kegs away, maintain the keg room, and maintain the premises.
In exchange, you will receive your own room at free rent and free
Wi-Fi. There is no wage for this position though we are open to
negotiation of requirements. We are directly across the road from
a bus stop and local shops are within walking distance. The ideal
candidate will be a mature aged person, who has no parties, and
is responsible. There is only a small room available with its own
balcony, which would only suit a single person. Please mail your
resume and Australian references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Australia.

WE NEED A CAT/HOUSESITTER from December 10, 2015 to January 22,
2016 in Lutwyche, Brisbane. We leave early on the morning of the
10th of December and return later on the 21st of January 2016. We
have a cat who needs feeding three times daily and let out in the
yard. We're looking for someone to care for the house and the
cat. We have someone who comes to cut the grass as the yard is
huge and we do not own a mower. Basic housecleaning duties
required (washing floors, cleaning counter tops, etc.). Our house
is an old Queenslander and not air conditioned. We have four
large fans and black out curtains to help stave off the heat. We
have a very comfortable queen-sized spare bed with black out
curtains. We are close to Centro Lutwyche and about 25 gyms. The
busway station is a five minute walk and the train station is a
10 minute walk. Our cat is very independent and other than a
small bit of kibble in the AM and before bed and a tin of wet
food at 5 - 6pm, he is fine to be left alone. His vet is just up
the road should any emergencies arise and will alert him to our
holiday. We will have ample food/supplies for him and his
vaccinations are up to date. All we really want is to come back
from our holiday to a clean house with all of our stuff intact
and a living cat. No children or smoking in the house. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

ANIMAL/HOUSESITTER needed in Burra (south of Canberra) in New
South Wales from early August to early September. I have a 40
acre property with a comfortable three bedroom house. The
property backs on to the Tinderry Nature reserve. Care will be
required for four mature horses and two cats while the owners are
overseas for four weeks. Burra is a 45 minute drive to Canberra
center or a 30 minute drive to Queanbeyan. There is no public
transport so a car is required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

I WOULD LIKE AN EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN OR COUPLE to help with
de-cluttering, painting, basic carpentry, sanding, gardening and
doing odd jobs around the house. I can offer a room, healthy food
and a driveway large enough for a large Grey Nomad Bus. It's a
modern home in Ocean Shores. Located five minutes from Brunswick
Heads, 35 minutes from Tweed Heads, 20 minutes from Byron Bay,
and close to shops and cafes with just a walk to the beach. I can
offer surfing lessons/art sessions/art therapy or money. As soon
as you can make it here would be great. It will take a month or a
little longer. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers).

WE HAVE AN OLD HOUSE near Bunbury that needs some work done. We
can offer you free place to stay in return for you helping us out
painting, and doing some carpentry as well.  For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

BACKPACKERS OR CARETAKERS REQUIRED on a 5,000 acre property in
Rappville, New South Wales. This job is perfect for travelers or
backpackers to experience life on a big farm. We have good
accommodation and all meals in return for a few days farm work
every week and just helping with cooking etc. at the farm house.
We can also sign off on 88 day farm work visa forms in return for
a month's work, or stay longer if you wish. Work includes a bit
of cattle work, helping clean sheds and vegetable and fruit
picking, or if you can cook and clean, we have a few backpackers
already working and need girls or guys who are handy at those
jobs too. Please call the farm on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) for more details.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HOUSESITTERS to mind our house and two cats
from July 20 to the end of September in Robe on the Limestone
Coast of South Australia. We live in a comfortable three bedroom
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,
and hanging baskets to be watered. 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 and boutique shops (and one
supermarket) and it even has its own small cinema. Though there
is no public transport or taxi, everything is within walking
distance. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers)

ACTIVE PENSION COUPLE needed for caretaking duties on a 16,000
acre cattle property in southeastern Queensland, one hour from
the Toowoomba Region. A Manager is onsite. A three bedroom
cottage and electricity provided. References required. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) after 7:30pm.

MIXED FARM IN THE RIVERINA requiring help ASAP. We operate a
mixed farm approximately 30 kms west of Deniliquin, NSW (Ute
Capital of the world), and are looking for help during our busy
period, of harvesting and sowing. We need someone from a couple
of weeks to a couple of months, depending on the applicant's
ability and proven work experience. Previous experience with
operating a tractor is a must, and other heavy machinery
including air seeders and Harvesters would be preferable. A
mechanical knowledge would also be advantageous. Other duties may
include fencing and stock work (sheep), and all other jobs
required on a farm. Parking for a van with power and water is
available in a bush setting, located 200m from the Wakool River
(great fishing) and also private access to the Yallakool Creek
(also excellent fishing). This is a beautiful location for bird
watching and bush walking. Deniliquin is a 20 minute drive away
with a population of 8,000 people, and is located on the Edward
River. It also offers many other tourist attractions. A police
record check will be required and your remuneration will be
discussed on application. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers).

BAHAMAS 

ESTATE MANAGER needed in Nassau, Bahamas. International clients
are looking for someone to oversee and manage a large property on
Paradise Island. We are looking for candidates who have previous
experience running large properties from the facilities point of
view. The candidate should have a degree from a recognized
institution in mechanical and or electrical/electronic
engineering. You will be responsible for the maintenance of a
luxurious property. This would include but not be limited to:
maintaining and supervising all the plant and equipment,
including RO plant, generators, controlling all vantage lighting
systems, heating and air conditioning systems, media system and
irrigation system, swimming pools, tennis court, and managing the
overall upkeep of the property. Local assistance and outsourcing
is limited, therefore, you must be capable and have the knowledge
to be very hands-on in this position. If married and spouse has
experience working in private homes there could be the
possibility of employment. This position based on a two year
contract with automatic renewal. Salary is attractive, depending
on experience (no income tax). Accommodation provided is suitable
for a couple. A car will be provided at your disposal. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and include EHS # 507 in the Subject Line.

BELIZE

WANTED TWO PERSONS OR A SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE to caretake
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) in southern Belize. A
minimum commitment of four weeks anytime from March to November.
Your primary responsibility is having a presence on the property.
Duties as of this date will be the care and feeding of six dogs,
fishes, watering young plants and minor maintenance. If
interested please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers). You can
also google Dem Dats Doin for insights.

CALIFORNIA

RANCH POSITION AVAILABLE for a single or couple in rural Sonoma,
CA. General building maintenance, small animal care, light
housekeeping and gardening, driving and errands. Live on-site in
a cute, secluded small house. Hospitality experience, and organic
farming a plus. Salary and benefits commensurate with skills.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers)

WANTED: Long term caretaker for a 30 acre property in the Bay
Area. Separate one-bedroom cottage provided, utilities included,
in exchange for approximately 10 hours work per week. Duties
include: handyman inside and outside, leaf blowing and weed
whacking, garbage removal, maintaining our irrigation system,
light gardening, pruning and harvesting fruit trees, splitting
firewood, mowing fields and orchard, occasional driving and
inside help as needed. All tools and equipment are on site.
Non-smoking, married couple with outside income or pension
preferred; no children or pets. Must have prior experience in
handyman work and gardening experience and a good driving record.
The start date is mid-July. Must agree to a formal background
check. Please email your resume, references and current photo to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

LIVE-IN house caretaking/dog-sitting position available with very
light duties in exchange for a master suite with your own private
bath for the right person or couple. My home is located in
Southern California (Oak Hills/Hesperia area). No smoking, heavy
drinkers, or illegal drugs. You could have another job year
round. I need someone ASAP and with references. Please contact me
for more details by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

RANCH CARETAKER needed for a small farm in the Chico area. The
caretaker will need to feed two horses, check the mail, and
provide security. The owner works abroad for four to five months
at a time. The Internet is available, along with a small 5th
wheel trailer, and solar power lighting. The caretaker
responsibilities, monthly reports, and free rent provided in
exchange for feeding the horses and watering the flowers. You can
bring a dog. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my Bay area home from July 1 through
October 1, 2015. I have three spoiled cats which also will need
to be taken care of - so I am really searching for a
cat/housesitter. I'm a few blocks from the Balboa Park BART
Station and a public park with a swimming pool, playground, and
tennis courts. Please email me a letter about yourself and if you
are a cat lover. Must be non-smokers and able to provide
checkable references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

FARM CARETAKER/MASTER GARDENER needed in Burson. Looking for a
self-starter for this full-time position. Feeding and ranch
maintenance required, and animal knowledge would be a plus, but
not necessary. Must have reliable transportation. A husband and
wife team would be ideal. Compensation will be based on
experience. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

SAN DIEGO: Companion/Cook needed for a senior gentleman. A large
private bedroom will be provided in a spacious apartment for a
female housemate willing to prepare meals, do light
house-keeping, and clerical assistance. Located within walking
distance to the beach and bay. Please reply with your info to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

CARETAKER WANTED for a Mountain Ranch in Pollock Pines. A two
bedroom mobile home is available in exchange for help around the
ranch and house. There is room for horses, and over two acres are
already fenced for the caretaker. There is also a very rustic
cabin and plenty of trailer space available. I am looking for
somebody with experience with horses or people with
carpentry/handyman skills. Prefer retired or stay-at-home people.
This is an opportunity for someone who wants to live the
homesteading lifestyle. Help raise livestock, garden and harvest
fruit and share in the bounty. There are two trout streams on the
property. Plenty of places to garden. There is an apple orchard
over one hundred sixty years old still bearing sixteen different
varieties of apples. There are also raspberries, gooseberries and
loganberries to be harvested. Need help restoring the house that
has half fallen down - it was built in 1869. The ranch is
semi-remote, located five miles to closest neighbor but only
fifteen minutes on good roads to Pollock Pines with major
shopping stores and schools. There is excellent cell phone
reception. The ranch is in generator country which means you need
to provide your own generator - it works, as I have lived here
over twenty five years. The trailer appliances run on propane. We
get quite a bit of snow in the winter so a Four Wheel Drive is
essential. There are possible job opportunities with the right
people. This is a one hundred sixty acre timber property. I have
a sawmill, kiln and woodworking tools. I would like to find
somebody interested in helping expand my lumber, cabinets and
furniture sales. Also interested in turning the ranch into an
equestrian campground and give guided horseback riding in the
adjacent thousands of acres of US forest land. I do have another
caretaker, so everything is not dependent upon just one
caretaker. I'm not looking for anybody that just wants a place to
hang their hat. No drug or alcohol abusers please. There is a
background check required. Please reply with your phone number to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

CARETAKER NEEDED in Carmichael. I am a 60-year-old man who needs
a live-in roommate/caretaker. A private room is provided, but no
private bath. Laundry is available on-site, along with a carport.
You will need to fix meals, do light cleaning, and take to me to
my Doctor appointments and shopping. I have diabetes and epilepsy
and just got out of the hospital after three months from leg
surgery. Free room and board provided. No pay. I am a quiet guy.
No drugs or drinkers. No smoking allowed in my apartment.
Applicants must show your California ID and references. To apply,
please call my sister, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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HOUSESITTER WANTED in Palmdale, CA, this summer. This is a
short-term house and pet sitting assignment for the last two
weeks in June. I will be out of state, and need care for my older
poodle. I have an invisible fence around the house. Some dog
walking, feeding and care are required along with some yard
maintenance. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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RV PARK in Corning, CA needs office support and maintenance help.
A healthy, non-smoking, team oriented couple or single needed for
office and maintenance support of a lovely Northern California RV
Park. Experience in campground Master is a must as well as loving
guest interaction and being able to provide superior customer
service. Full RV hook-up site is provided for 14 hours work per
week. All additional hours worked are paid at $9.00 per hour. The
site includes, electricity, propane, cable TV and Wi-Fi. Your rig
must be 2000 or newer and in excellent condition. Recent photos
of you and your rig should be sent with your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) Photos of your rig should
cover all four sides and all photos should be recent. A national
background check will be done before an offer is extended. Please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) to learn more about our
operation.

ORANGE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/CLEANER needed for a single lady,
and her 5,000 sq. ft. home, and one cat. Her home is located 30
minutes south of Newport Beach. Must have previous experience,
and training is desired. Responsibilities will include detail
cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, caring for one pet, errands,
etc. Current passport desired. Must be a non-smoker. Salary open
depending upon experience and abilities. No phone calls please.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

CARETAKING ASSISTANCE needed in the Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo,
El Sobrante area. Must be able to handle rugged, outdoor living.
We have outdoor urban farming space with animals. We have one
caretaker couple living on site now and we could use additional
caretaking assistance there to protect and care for our farm
animals. This is rustic, without power or water, but we're
working on it. Free space to pitch a tent, build a tiny home, or
a yurt in exchange for your presence and help making a living
urban farm environment through our grassroots non-profit efforts.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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CANADA

ORGANIC FARMSTAY OFFERED in Kimberley, Ontario. Our nursery
supplies plants and resources for edible landscapes. We have
demonstration gardens that we eat from, and workshops on how to
design low-maintenance, self-fertile edible ecosystems. We
practice permaculture and forest gardening, and we're trying to
make a productive homestead that's also ecologically rich and
diverse. We love experimenting with new plants and have extensive
experience growing a wide range of unusual and delicious edibles.
Accommodations are in our rustic farmhouse, steps from the
beautiful Beaver River where you can swim or throw a canoe in.
We're located in the Beaver Valley, which is a beautiful, natural
and very wild piece of the Niagara Escarpment. Come join the fun!
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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information.

AN ACTIVE SENIOR COUPLE, owning four homes, is seeking a
Housekeeper to travel with and care for them. Their homes are
located on an island in Lake Erie near the Canada border, in
Ohio, and Sanibel Island in Florida. The ideal candidate will be
an LPN or Nurse who is an excellent housekeeper. Responsibilities
for this position include housecleaning, cooking, providing care
for their senior dog, grocery shopping, running errands, sorting
medications, and anything else they require. Clean driving and
police records are required, as background checks will be
conducted. A very good salary is commensurate with experience and
skills will be provided, along with private accommodations at
each home, insurance, Internet access, ferry expenses, and meals.
No phone calls, please; if you are interested, please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers). If you have the
qualifications needed for this position, you will be asked to
submit an application for employment.

COLORADO

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY... for a small acreage property in Penrose,
Colorado. It would be perfect for a permaculture enthusiast or an
organic farmer. Home site with utilities available in exchange
for animal care, property clean-up and maintenance. Small
livestock experience required. Mechanical ability desired.
Experience with constructing alternative housing a plus!
Long-term commitment preferred. Please email your interest,
experience, and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) for further information. Thanks.

CONNECTICUT

EXPERIENCED INNKEEPER WANTED for a small historic bed & breakfast
on the Connecticut shoreline. The property is located within a
local historic district in a quintessential New England shoreline
village steeped in colonial history, beautiful harbors, rivers
and beaches. The house is a small, privately-owned four room B &
B in the process of rebirth after a couple years of closure and
features four elegantly decorated and romantically furnished
rooms, each with a queen or king canopy bed, two-person Jacuzzi,
private bath, sitting area, cable TV, DVD, and hi-speed wireless.
Guests can relax on the front porch and enjoy a short stroll to:
the village shops, antiquing, old house museums, center of town
art galleries, summer concerts/fairs, farmers market,
canoe/kayak, fishing spots, and the town beach! Seeking an
experienced innkeeper who will reawaken the joy and allure of
this colonial charmer, cook/serve breakfast and who will offer
true hospitality with excellent standards of customer service and
satisfaction. Please email your resume, cover letter, and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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COSTA RICA 

COSTA RICA, Playa Negra. An adventurous non-smoking couple is
needed to housesit for a minimum of one year from September 28,
2015 to September 28, 2016. Be well traveled, experienced, and
street smart. Home and property is stunning, and an easy walk or
bike ride to the beach, yoga and town. Must be self-motivated,
love to garden, have skills and knowledge to do basic home
repairs. A special couple that respects, takes pride and loves
the unique personality of my home, property and surroundings.
Caretakers will be responsible for payment of utilities in two
installments: 1/2 prior to the housesitting assignment and the
balance on arrival of the sit. House is for sale, but there will
be no impact on your dates of stay. I offer on the same property
an income, renting a separate casita on the property as a
vacation rental, depending on a successful rainy season. Income
shared with my caretakers. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Thank you!

WORK TRADE OPPORTUNITY for a Professional Bookkeeper.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) is currently seeking a
bookkeeper with professional experience to join our team for two
to four weeks. The Ranch team spends a lot of time in the field -
growing and processing food, building timber frame houses,
facilitating educational groups, etc. In short, we do what we
love. Unfortunately we don't always love office work. But we hear
that some amazing people out there do! Are you a professional
bookkeeper looking for some Costa Rica sunshine? Are you hard
working and creative with experience helping small businesses
develop appropriate accounting systems? Do you have what it takes
to teach a team of sustainability professionals and instructors
how to effectively use financial statements? We are looking for
someone to join our team for two to four weeks this spring to
help us refine the following tasks: day-to-day cash box
management, weekly/monthly general ledger data entry, financial
statement reporting (balance sheet, income statement, etc.),
project/job cost budgeting, and correction of currency/exchange
rate discrepancies. Additional tasks include: accounting software
recommendations, and training of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) core team members in all new systems. Should have
Spanish language abilities and Holistic Management Financial
Planning experience. In return we can offer three hearty and
delicious meals a day sourced locally and cooked lovingly by our
team, home brewed fruit and herbal beer, housing in one of our
unique naturally built structures, access to all the ranch's
amenities, including the wildlife reserve, hiking trails,
waterfalls and rivers, our extensive library, and working farm.
An opportunity to live and work with our team of sustainability
professionals and instructors in the beautiful town of Mastatal.
If you think you might be qualified, please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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PET/HOUSESITTER WANTED in Dominicalito, Costa Rica for various
dates this July and August. One person must stay at Ranch at all
times. The housesitter will need to feed one dog and one cat, and
water a small garden. For more details, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in London and Italy for a family
of four within a large home in Kensington, London which has been
recently refurbished to a very high standard. We are looking for
an experienced couple who can run the property efficiently and
maintain the house to a very high level. The house has been
designed to a top specification with incredibly smart technology
so you should be confident in dealing with up-to-date technology
systems, and managing and dealing with contractors. Duties for
the couple would include but would not be limited to: organizing
all the household management, shopping and sourcing supplies,
being aware of each family member's itineraries and any visiting
guests, carrying out all housekeeping duties including cleaning,
washing and ironing, managing and organizing extra activities
when required, dealing with fine fabrics, delicate surfaces and
antique furniture, polishing crystal and silverware, family
cooking and table service to high standards, managing household
budgets, butler service when required and valeting duties, and
ensuring the house is guest ready at all times. The family is
looking for a couple who are willing to really get involved to
ensure the smooth running of the home at all times. Previous
management experience is essential. You would be required to
travel with the family to Italy during the summer so EU/UK
passports are required. When the family are in residence this
would be a six day week role, with five days per week when not.
Accommodation is situated in the lower ground floor and consists
of a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom, newly refurbished.
Salary is negotiable, depending on experience. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and include EHS # 487 in the Subject Line.

FLORIDA

RANCH CARETAKER POSITION available in Central Florida.
Caretaker/Couple needed. Minimum of five years' experience in
animal care and property maintenance. Must be non-smoking and
drug free. Must be self-starting, organized, detail-oriented and
hardworking. There are multiple buildings and all of the
surrounding property to be maintained...inside and out. The
position also includes the care of some domestic and exotic
animals. If interested, please email your resume with salary
requirements for live-in and/or live-out position to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

LONG-TERM RENT-FREE opportunity available. Share utilities.
Female caretaker needed to assist in maintaining three rural
properties. Mature, honest, peaceful, love animals and nature,
tobacco free, physically fit, have own vehicle and income. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers).

PERSONAL ASSISTANT needed in Orlando. An individual requires a
Personal Assistant for a live-out corporate position. The right
candidate will be highly experienced and proficient with a
computer, have extensive experience in establishing files, and be
very experienced in purchasing for the wealthy. You will spend a
great deal of time in a corporate environment, and so you must
have the requisite experience and comfort level in such a
setting. Salary commensurate with skills and experience and
includes benefits. No phone calls, please; if you are interested,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). If you have the qualifications needed for this
position, you will be asked to submit an application for
employment.

FRANCE

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in Provence, France. We are
looking for an experienced live-in domestic couple who speak
fluent French and English to work in a beautiful property in
Provence. The Villa is immaculately presented at all times and
you must be proactive in identifying problems or maintenance
issues. This is a full-time residence with busy periods being
from April through October. The roles (housekeeper/gardener,
handyman) will include but will not be limited to: carrying out
the laundry requirements of the owners, maintenance of the
swimming pools, cooking/preparing meals for the family and
guests, basic maintenance and cleaning of vehicles based at the
Villa, overall running of all aspects of the Villa's upkeep and
maintenance including liaison with all local third-party and
contractors, and tending to the gardens and patio areas.
Accommodation will be provided. Salary is negotiable depending on
experience. To start ASAP. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) and include EHS #
516 in the Subject Line.

GEORGIA

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to care for seven exotic cats in the Atlanta
buckhead area. Free rooms and chores to do, such as mowing, etc.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers).

WORKING RESIDENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers), Georgia. This is a
permanent job with a long-term future. It is ideal for a
middle-age individual or couple. The sailing club has an
immediate opening for a caretaker with absolute trustworthiness
and integrity. Must provide security and protection of the club
assets and facilities, and maintenance and operations of the club
buildings and grounds. Duties include maintaining the grounds to
a high standard, (grass cutting, weed eating, stick and pinecone
pickup, chain sawing, road repair, driving a tractor and being
able to operate a box blade, monitor and operate the club's water
system. Will need to have handyman skills, knowledge of plumbing,
electrical, carpentry, and janitorial duties, be able to lift 50
lbs. You should have worked in this type of employment for at
least three years preferred, being employed at present. English
written or spoken English and computer knowledge a must, because
most communications will often be by email and or telephone. Must
be able to understand and implement the club rules. Must live on
site in our three bedroom, two and half baths modern upscale home
with all utilities paid as part of compensation. The home can be
partially furnished or unfurnished, and includes a stove,
refrigerator, microwave, and washer and dryer. Must be able to
balance the accounting for the maintenance supplies needed -
always keeping within the budget. Must have a vehicle preferably
a truck, or SUV, with insurance and the employee must have a
clean and valid driver's license. A criminal background check
will be performed. The employee will have his personal medical
insurance. On your days off, you will have many outdoor sports to
engage in, such as boating, fishing, kayaking, hunting, or other
hobbies. This is an ideal position, comfortable and not overly
demanding for someone who is responsible, honest, detail
oriented, self-motivated, physically fit, non-smoking (no tobacco
use of any kind) or drug use. This position is open to an
individual or couple. Salary is to be determined but will be
commensurate with experience. Please email your resume with a
cover letter, recent photo and references with telephone numbers
to with heading "caretaker" in the Subject Line to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Atlanta from October 25 through
December 15, 2015. I enjoy my garden, which requires some help to
maintain when I am not here. The gardening should take about ten
hours each week. I also have one cat that will need to be cared
for. My three bedroom house including utilities is offered for no
rent in exchange for the gardening and caring for my home and
cat. My preference is for a single, non-smoking person, who is
financially secure and self-sufficient and loves cats. Please
email and explain why you might be interested in staying here and
at least three checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Once I receive your email, I can provided more
detailed instructions on what to do with my cat, garden and home
when I am away. Thank you.

HAWAII

SOUTHEAST MAUI - Breathtakingly beautiful, large wilderness
property far from development, industrial Ag, power lines,
pavement, crowds and stores. Light farming, mowing, clearing,
infrastructure, building maintenance in exchange for simple but
peaceful living accommodations and a small stipend. Single or
couple who enjoy sunny and rainy weather, beekeeping, animals,
gardening and keeping the jungle from taking over. Require
experience operating and maintaining a tractor, mower,
weed-whacker, chainsaw, vehicles and independent power and water
systems. Looking for happy, energetic, discrete self-starter(s)
who appreciate solitude, quiet natural life, hard outdoor
physical work, and find happiness in the challenge of producing
natural food in a rain forest. Please email your resume and
verifiable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

HAWAIIAN FARM/RETREAT needs maid assistance. Requires deep
cleaning, bedding, and weekly turn overs. Work in trade for
rustic housing. You can live in Paradise! To learn more and see
photos, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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CARETAKERS WANTED. Aloha, our family is looking for a couple to
work on our organic orchard in Hana Maui. We need help clearing
the jungle. Landscaping duties will include chainsaw work, brush
clearing, weed whacking etc. Needs to be experienced with these
tools. We offer a small solar cottage and hourly wage. Will need
references and a 4 wheel drive truck. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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CARETAKER WANTED in Waipio Valley, Big Island. We are looking for
a couple for our riverfront three acre property in exchange for
weekly hours of labor in landscaping and building. You can live
in separate caretaker's quarters. The owners don't live on the
property. 4WD vehicle and references required. Cell and Internet
are via cell phone. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Mahalo and Aloha

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED on our farm. We are looking for an honest,
dependable and stable person, couple, or family to help take care
of our seven acre off-grid farm in Lower Puna, on the Big Island.
We have fruit trees, a vegetable garden, a chicken coop, and a
fish pond stocked with Tilapia. We plan on continuing to increase
the amount of food we grow, and to make the place as
self-sufficient as reasonably possible. The caretaker's
responsibilities are mainly in the following areas: mowing,
weed-whacking, weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting, some
basic building maintenance, keeping the fast-growing invasive
species in check, assisting with our vacation rental from time to
time, and almost certainly some other new project that we have
not even thought of yet! The person(s) suitable for the position
will be able to work with or without supervision; be strong
enough to handle a variety of power tools and to move heavy
objects such as rocks and logs; have good communication skills;
have at least one person available most of the time to deal with
any and all of the different kind of situations which arise in
off-the-grid living; not smoke tobacco or marijuana; appreciate
the natural quiet of this area and will not wish to pollute it
with noise. We live in a very quiet neighborhood where we greatly
appreciate the sound of nature, and we would like our
caretaker(s) to respect that. We offer a 16' by 16' off-the-grid
cabin with solar electricity, hot and cold running water, shared
refrigerator, composting toilet, outdoor shower, kitchen with two
burner gas stove, outdoor area with picnic table and many other
great features. The place is quiet, private and extremely
beautiful. You really have to see it to appreciate it. Plus we
are close to the ocean, a natural warm pond, and many other
natural treasures. This is a work trade for accommodation only.
We do not offer any money as part of the deal, although you will
be provided some quantity of fruits, vegetables when there is
enough to share. Our preference is to find people who are really
happy here and who make it their home for an extended period of
time, with a minimum commitment of six months. Please email to
caretakergazette@gmail.com and include "Lower Puna Farm Caretaker
Assignment" in the subject line. Thank you.

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS needed from September 21 to October 1, 2015 in
Reykjavík. This is the eighth year that we have organized
a series of International Photo marathons! Last years' were very
successful and we want to continue organizing this project! One
of our objectives is to deliver messages and draw the attention
to the local population through pictures and photos made during
the camp. The main idea and task of the project is involvement
and participation of the volunteers in the our Photo Marathon.
Coordinators will prepare different topics on which the
participants will base their entries; these topics will be mostly
related to our work: Intercultural understanding, peace and
environment. Participants need to take their own digital cameras
and its main work will be done taking photographs on the issues
given; the best pictures will be selected for a final exhibit.
The last part of the project will be putting up the exhibition.
Please note that this project is more a learning/sharing camp and
not a regular workcamp - but volunteers will likely work for two
days with the city of Reykjavík in the cemeteries, helping
with raking leaves, beautifying the gardens and working on the
recycling system among other tasks. Participants will stay in an
equipped house, in a beautiful setting inside the Botanical
Gardens of the city of Reykjavík, which are located about
four kilometers from the center of the city. Volunteers will be
sleeping in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please
bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food
supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning. For more
information, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

ILLINOIS

A CHICAGO HOUSEHOLD is seeking a Housekeeper. These homeowners
have a history of employing their staff long-term. Their spacious
home requires painstaking housekeeping. Duties include general
and detailed housecleaning, caring for artwork and fine home
accessories, laundry and ironing, organizing, and anything else
required for an immaculate home. They value their privacy and
would prefer a quiet, unobtrusive Housekeeper who keeps to
themselves, is self-motivated, and takes pride in the work they
do. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience or
professional training; they do prefer employees with previous
experience working in a home of wealth. Please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). No phone calls, please.
If you have the qualifications needed for this position, you will
be asked to submit an application for employment.

LOUISIANA

LIVE ON-SITE CARETAKER needed at a RV Park located in New Orleans
East. We are seeking a person/couple (married, unmarried)/family
to live on our RV Park premises to help run the business. Some
duties include, but not limited to, answering phones, making
reservations using our computer system, check-in, and check-out
guests, accommodate guests with answering questions, helping
hooking-up, backing up, etc., possible landscaping with/without
help of our gardener/assistant/helper, walking the grounds and
picking up trash/litter, etc., making sure everything is in order
and safe, emptying the property trash cans, cleaning the lounge,
laundry room, bathrooms, etc. daily and as needed, and working
with the owner/managers and/or staff on a daily basis. Knowledge
of construction, and/or electrical, and/or plumbing is a plus.
The caretaker's pay is to be determined, and this position
includes an on-site private two to three bedroom house with
phone, water, electricity, cable, and Internet included. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) for more information.

MAINE

CARETAKER WANTED IN MAINE. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers), a magnificent 1920's stone mansion originally built
as a single family estate, now housing six condos, is seeking a
live-in caretaker. We are located five miles north of Portland in
a desirable water front area with Casco Bay access. The
caretaker's apartment is a one-bedroom unit with a bath, kitchen,
office space and dining area, including garage and laundry
amenities. The market rental value is $1,500/month with heat and
hot water included. While no stipend is offered, the position is
flexible with the amount of work determining the rent. An
industrious caretaker with mechanical, landscaping and vendor
management skills could receive a full rent subsidy. Seeking a
single person or couple. No dogs or smoking allowed. Your resume
and cover letter should be sent to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

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

Mother and Daughter Caretaking Team
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)
Dates of Birth: Teresa and Alexandra: 2/1/62, and 5/1/97
Interests: Traveling, writing, photography, open street mapping,
voiceover, film extra.
Quote: "Don't die with your music still inside you." Wayne Dyer.

Teresa and Alexandra at a restaurant in Caye Caulker, Belize

A glacier in the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, the jungle of Belize,
the hot Arizona desert, green Portland, Oregon, and the
wind-swept hills of James Fort in Ireland  - a few places and
things I have experienced as a caretaker.  
My daughter, Alexandra, and I began housesitting when she was in
elementary school and I was looking for a way to show her
different parts of the world around school vacations and my work
commitments. It was completely by chance I saw a link to The
Caretaker Gazette and was hooked by the potential of housesitting
around the globe. I did subscribe to another two caretaking sites
after my mind was opened to the opportunities housesitting held,
but ultimately let those subscriptions lapse as the Gazette
seemed to have more geographically interesting positions and more
responses from homeowners. 
The first position we applied for was in Alaska. The property
owners were looking for someone to watch over their home and pets
for a year. It was their first experience with The Caretaker
Gazette and after I responded to their advertisement they
contacted me within a week. We continued to email over a period
of months, which lead to telephone conversations as the time got
nearer to us leaving for Alaska. Because it was going to be a
year-long commitment and a great distance from our home in
Massachusetts, we put our things in storage and rented out our
home. 
It was an incredible first caretaking position. We spent a few
days with the owners showing us the ropes and quirks of the house
and then they were off. I enrolled my daughter in the local
school and we fully immersed ourselves in the community. We ended
up staying in Alaska for another two years after the position
ended as we had fallen in love with the area. 
After leaving Alaska and making a permanent move to the Coast of
Maine, we applied for and got chosen for a five-week Ireland
caretaking position over a Christmas holiday. We were told by the
Ireland homeowners they received dozens of responses to their
Gazette posting and I was delighted we were chosen. As with the
homeowners in Alaska and Ireland, as well as all subsequent
positions, I found that our "Mother/Daughter Team" was a big draw
for potential clients. They saw my role as a single parent as an
indicator of my capability to handle any challenges that may
arise and liked that as an independent contractor medical
transcriptionist I had flexibility working from home. As a "team"
Alexandra routinely takes on the role of caring for any animals
that are part of a housesit we are doing, and I take on the
responsibility for anything concerning the house and gardening
allowing for things to run smoothly.
While in Ireland and caring for the cat and two rescue dogs, the
owners delighted in getting video clips and updates of their
happy dogs romping around the local beach - and later pictures of
those same pups looking guilty as can be after having gotten into
and spreading the entire contents of the garbage can into every
corner of the kitchen. The look on their faces when we came home
that day to see the destruction was too precious for words. As a
rule we now always take full advantage of the technology
available today to keep property owners in touch with their home
to overwhelming rave reviews.
I would say a farm deep in the jungle of Belize was one of our
most challenging positions. Our first night was so far from what
I expected - a jaguar prowling outside the gate and howler
monkeys, well howling. I was very close to packing our bags and
heading home, but despite being uncomfortable with the
surroundings, I learned that sometimes you do need to just go
with the flow and accept the hurdles that go with caretaking. How
often do you get to live in the heart of a jungle eating fresh
fruit right off trees every day? We spent weekends away from the
farm and would venture out to discover parts of Belize and
Guatemala. I even got used to knowing that a jaguar was right
outside the gate every night.   
Since Belize we have held positions in Arizona and in Oregon,
both in summer time and as different as could be - Arizona with
four rescue dogs and 110-degree temperatures and the experience
of unexpected sand storms and Oregon with one cat with
temperatures in the 70s and caring for an award-winning garden.
Vastly different positions but both leaving us with long-lasting
memories and treasured friendships.  
For anyone beginning on their caretaking journey, just keep an
open mind - and a sense of humor. There will be things along the
way you did not expect, but you may end up glad for some of those
same unexpected bumps as part of the caretaker role. Keeping the
property owners well informed and immersing yourself into the
wider community are the two biggest pieces of advice I could
offer. You won't regret it, and they will appreciate you for it. 

The Caretaker Gazette has opened up a world of adventure for both
Alexandra and myself and we have every intention of continuing to
apply for positions well into the future.   
Teresa and Alexandra at James Fort, Kinsale, Ireland

MARYLAND

FULL-TIME INNKEEPER WANTED at an upscale Bed and Breakfast Inn in
Chestertown, MD. Strong people skills, a collaborative
disposition and a passion for the hospitality industry are
required. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. We offer a
beautiful work environment, good benefits, a competitive salary
and a stable long-term employment opportunity for the right
candidate. We require excellent work related references and are
an equal opportunity employer. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) to schedule an interview.

A FREDERICK, MD AREA COUPLE needs a live-out Household Manager
for their household. Must have excellent administrative skills,
eager to please attitude, pleasant personality, confident with
their abilities, able to work independently, etc. They are a very
busy couple and need someone who can keep up. This non-smoking
household has two cats and other staff. You would also be
requested to cook two to three times a week and must be able to
be creative with fresh food and gluten free restriction. Salary
commensurate with skills and experience and includes benefits.
Please send your resume to Professional Domestic Services at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) for consideration. Those
being considered will then be required to complete an Employment
Application, if one is not already on file with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). No phone calls, please.

MASSACHUSETTS

GUEST SERVICES MANAGER wanted for an established and highly rated
boutique hotel on Cape Cod. Hospitality experience required.
Housing available. The position includes but is not limited to
concierge services, working on a Macintosh computer, scheduling
and supervising daily staff, room check, property check, front
office, reservations, light property maintenance, inventory,
ordering, errands and vendor relations. To apply, please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers)

MINNESOTA

PROPERTY CARETAKER TEAM POSITION available in Hastings. We are
looking for a bright, talented, self-motivated caretaking/
management team for our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers). The
position is hands-on and involves performing maintenance,
grounds, and administrative tasks involved in overseeing a
community. Compensation for this position is use of a two
bedroom/two bathroom home located in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). There is also financial compensation which will be
commensurate with experience. The right candidates will be
friendly, professional and have excellent customer service
skills. The property caretakers will be responsible for a wide
array of duties and tasks involved in overseeing the community.
These duties include, but are not limited to answering phones,
emails and walk-ins regarding rental booking and lease inquiries,
customer service skills, house showings, and sale of homes,
maintenance, repairs, replacements, and upkeep of property and
rental units as needed, grounds keeping, including snow removal
and lawn maintenance, staffing the office and office
administration, and processing resident inquiries and complaints
- enforcing community living standards. Please email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

CARETAKER TEAM NEEDED in St. Louis Park. The caretaker team would
be responsible for maintaining half a 110-unit building in St.
Louis Park. Would prefer to have one person that stays home. The
job duties will include complete common area cleaning; vacuuming,
sweeping, mopping, dusting, window cleaning, disinfecting common
area bathrooms, etc.; alternating weeks - daily unlocking/locking
building, moving trash receptacles in/out, picking up trash
outside; and alternating weeks - shoveling the walkways.
Qualifications should include previous cleaning experience and
having the ability to lift 50+ pounds. Must be able to bend,
stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and push. References and a background
check required. Compensation will be a free two bedroom
apartment, paid utilities, and a small monthly stipend. Mail your
resume/letter with qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). No calls please.

MISSOURI

SEEKING A MATURE CARETAKER for a large rural tree farm in
southwest Missouri. Singles preferred. Requires maintaining three
homes and gravel road, mowing 12 acres, tree pruning, fencing,
and some driving. Clean character, criminal, and driving record,
no drug or excessive alcohol use. Retired military preferred.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers).

FLOWER GARDEN MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEER needed through the Fall of
2015 in Monroe City, MO. The volunteer will need their own RV.
The position includes weeding, dead-heading flowers, spreading
mulch, weeding, pruning and watering established landscape areas
around the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers). It could include
planting replacement plants.  All tools will be provided.  The
volunteer can set their own hours after training. The volunteer
must work 20 hours per week to get a free full service campsite
in a nearby campground. To apply, please complete the volunteer
form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)

MONACO

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/BUTLER needed in Monaco. Our client, a couple
with a young child of six months, require a live-in
Housekeeper/Butler who would be in charge of assisting the family
whilst in their residence in Monaco and travelling with them
regularly to Marbella and London plus other locations for short
trips in Europe. This is an immediate position - starting in two
weeks. You must speak English and preferably French or Spanish.
You will require a European Passport and driver's license.  It is
essential that you have a keen sense or organization and
excellent housekeeping and cooking skills. This position operates
five days per week - eight hours per day. Accommodation in
Monaco: a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom and terrace with
sea view. Salary depends on experience. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) and include
EHS # 519 in the Subject Line.

MONTANA 

A SINGLE BUTLER/MAITRE D' is needed for a Private Lodge in
Montana. Seeking a private service experienced professional (with
a minimum of five years quality food and beverage service
experience) to work with other staff in a family owned 100,000
sq. ft. lodge on a large property located two hours outside of
Bozeman, MT. Live on the property for the season which is through
October. Professional compensation and benefits, and housing
provided. This position reports directly to the Family Butler. To
apply, single applicants without children or pets, should email
your resume to caretaker@caretaker.org and include "Single
Butler/Maitre D' Position" in the Subject Line.

NEVADA 

WE ARE SEEKING A CARETAKER for our home and property in the
beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills near Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Duties
include but not limited to housekeeping, yard work and some pet
care, as needed. This is a rustic and rural setting on 10 acres.
We require 15-20 hours a week of work in exchange for a two
bedroom, one bathroom, and one car garage house. No smoking, and
no pets. This would be perfect for an artist, retired couple or
someone who telecommutes. Experience, and understanding of basic
household duties and yard care a must. We are looking for a
self-directed, independent person or couple. A background check
will be conducted. Please email questions or resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

LONG-TERM CARETAKER/DOG SITTING SINGLE OR COUPLE WANTED. A 1826
historic homestead in southwestern New Hampshire needs a
dependable non-smoking person or couple to provide care for a
second home and three large but gentle older adult dogs (a St.
Bernard mix, Bernese Mountain Dog, and a Newfoundland) while the
owners are away. The 53-acre home is a four bedroom/three
bathroom house with woodstove in a quiet country setting with a
post and beam barn, stone walls, a pond, streams, mature gardens,
200 tap maple sugar orchard, miles of trails, fields and
woodlands. Duties include caring for the dogs, keeping the house
clean, small home maintenance projects, and gardening. It is
expected that these duties will take ten to fifteen hours per
week. You will be provided housing, Internet access and a food
allowance. Your accommodations include a private bedroom and
access to a full bath within the house that would be shared when
guests of the owners are at the house. The caretaker shall have
one weekend off each month and two weeks' vacation annually. The
owners plan to be at the home about five to ten days per month.
Minimum qualifications: One year commitment starting on August 8
and references required. High School diploma or equivalent, able
to communicate well in English, must be a dog lover, some
caretaker experience, and have general handyman/maintenance
skills. Must pass a background check. This job is perfect for a
single person or couple looking to live cost-free in a quiet,
small town setting. It is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts,
retirees, photographers, and writers. The job is very flexible,
with no set hours with the exception of keeping a regular
schedule for the dogs. We are located in western Sullivan County,
NH, just five minutes away from the Connecticut River that
separates New Hampshire from the Vermont town of Windsor. We are
within 30 minutes from the cosmopolitan towns of Hanover, New
Hampshire (home of Dartmouth College) and Woodstock, Vermont
(named by Ladies Home Journal as the prettiest small town in
America), and are a three hour drive to Boston. X-Country
ski/snowshoe/hiking trails are in abundance on the property and
nearby. Shopping areas and downhill ski areas are within 30
minutes. A car and valid driver's license will be necessary for
errands. Ability to work unsupervised and have
aptitude/experience on small home maintenance projects is
preferred. Please send your resume and cover letter describing
your interests to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) and include
"Caretakers" in the subject line.

NEW JERSEY

WESTERN NJ HORSE FARM AND COUNTRY ESTATE seeks a full time
caretaker. 26 acre farm is surrounded by preserved farmland yet
in close proximity to shopping and services. Job duties include
care of two dressage competition horses, including barn chores,
and maintenance of grounds, property and equipment, including
lawn and pasture mowing, gardening, trimming, fence repair,
painting, carpentry, snow removal, etc. Tractors and power tools
are available for use, and caretaker should have ability to do
basic equipment maintenance. This job is ideal for someone who is
self-motivated, can solve problems independently, and enjoys
working alone. We are looking for a long term relationship with a
dependable person who can assume full responsibility in the
owner's absence. We provide competitive salary, paid vacation,
and housing. Applicants must have experience working with horses
and doing property maintenance. Applicants need a driver's
license and good references. Please send your resume, including
salary requirements, by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers).  

A 25 ACRE PRIVATE HORSE FARM is looking for a mature live-in
maintenance person who can also assist our barn manager with
horse care. We breed thoroughbreds, board and have some pleasure
horses. We can discuss other opportunities. A one bedroom
apartment with all utilities, Internet and cable plus salary
provided. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

NEW MEXICO

SEEKING A CARETAKER COUPLE for a New Mexico ranch, northeast of
Santa Fe. Prefer no children at home, with the wife to work as a
housekeeper, and husband as a groundskeeper. House with bills
paid, and excellent salary and health insurance provided. Work
vehicles provided. To apply, please mail your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

NORTHERN NEW MEXICO GARDENER/CARETAKER needed. Property owner, 20
miles north of Taos (Lama), seeks a solo gardener to live summer
months in a small off the grid camper. Rustic and beautiful
living through October 15th. Trade duties include: care and
expansion of flower and vegetable garden, watering of trees, etc.
Must be an avid gardener and have previous experience. Drug and
alcohol free, quiet, meditative, minimalist, zero drama, over 30
years of age. References are a must. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

A RETIRED COUPLE who respect the land and animals is needed to
live in a Carrizo Valley Ranch headquarters house, located two
miles from the owner's home, in the mountains of South Central
New Mexico. Long-term interests only. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) for details.

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 adjacent to 15,000 acres,
with tile, vigas, radiant heat, Wi-Fi, and natural light. There
are four horses, feed times five to six days/week, two times a
day at 7am and 6pm. Grooming, blanketing, mucking, etc. Pets
okay. Non-smoking. Utilities extra. One year lease/contract.
Security deposit is $850. References are required. To learn more
and see photos, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and then please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

NEW YORK

MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE/INDIVIDUAL wanted, long-term, live-in, to
take care of a home and grounds in the Hudson Valley area in
historic Hyde Park, NY (11/2 hours from New York City). Beautiful
five-acre property with a one bedroom caretaker cottage with an
attached garage, the main house, live in barn, and pool.
Responsibilities include care of house (cleaning, general
repairs, and maintenance), care of lawn and gardens, and care of
pool. Free rent and utilities. Couple must be non-smokers, have
gardening, lawn care, housekeeping and basic handyman skills. No
children please. Salary will be discussed and based upon
experience. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

CARETAKER COUPLE needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) in Diamond Point, NY. Our family resort is nestled
in the mountains of New York State's famous Adirondack Mountains.
Our accommodations are made to serve our guests to the best of
our ability. We need a non-smoking caretaker couple, with no
pets. References required. You could have another job year-round.
A one bedroom apartment will be provided in lieu of wages. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers).

DOMESTIC COUPLE needed on Long Island for a family of four with
two dogs, and two children in their teens. The residence is a
nine bedroom, 13 baths, 13,000 Sq Ft home located in Oyster Bay,
Long Island. This is a live-in, uniformed position for a formal
domestic couple to be responsible for the day to day running of
the home. Duties will include but not limited to: 1. Housekeeping
to a very high standard. 2. Daily meal preparation. 3. Table
setting and serving. 4. Daily laundry and care of fine garments
and linens. 5. Errand running. 6. Driving as needed. The
candidates should be career oriented in a hands-on, long-term
domestic service position. Related experience in a similar
position - specifically experience working as a couple. A
professional private service background, calm demeanor,
thoughtfulness and good organizational skills are desired.  Will
need to have serving skills, strong housekeeping skills along
with the ability to prioritize and adjust to fit the variable
needs of the family. This position requires a full pre-employment
check to verify background, and a valid driver's license. Must be
well groomed, physically able to perform the duties of the
position and able to sign and adhere to their confidentiality
agreement. To apply, couples, without children or pets, should
email your resume to caretaker@caretaker.org and include "Long
Island Position" in the Subject Line.

NEW ZEALAND

WORK FOR ACCOMMODATION during the ski season in Ohakune. We are
looking for one or two people to help out around our motel in
Ohakune for up to three hours a day in exchange for accommodation
only. Couples, singles or friends are welcome. You will get free
unlimited Wi-Fi and the use of a washing machine. We have
permanent quests at the motel from a construction firm. The work
will involve cleaning their rooms, processing rubbish/recycling
and general repairs and maintenance. We can also get you a
discounted season pass at the early bird rate. You can start
immediately (two hours per day until the ski season starts) but
we would require you to stay at least to the end of October. The
position is open ended if you want to stay longer. We could
possibly organize some paid cleaning work at another motel
nearby. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) with when
you can arrive, and how long you want to stay. We are looking
forward to hearing from you.

HOLIDAY PARK ASSISTANT needed. Share a male/female four bed dorm
for doing 2.5 hours of work per day. Enjoy stunning scenery and
sunny weather for which the Bay of Islands is renowned.
Preference will be given to applicants who can stay a minimum of
two to three weeks. Paid work may be available in Russell
village. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers) is five minutes by car
or a 45 minute walk from Russell village. The jobs vary and can
include housekeeping such as cleaning rooms, cabins and
facilities. Work in the gardens includes weeding, landscaping,
planting. We are an Enviro Gold holiday park so sustainable
practices and caring for our native bush and bird life is at the
heart of our practices. Our holiday park is home to four rare
birds including kiwis. We are looking for a solid work ethic,
mature volunteers, preferably with previous work experience. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers).

NORTH CAROLINA

INNKEEPER NEEDED. We are re-establishing a beautiful five bedroom
Inn surrounded by water that we recently purchased in a small
town in eastern North Carolina. The community, often called the
"South's Prettiest Small Town", features a river and sound as
well as many historic homes. Duties include answering phones,
managing the front desk, taking reservations, checking people
in/out, cooking breakfast for guests, cleaning rooms and laundry,
and performing outdoor yard maintenance. Applicants must enjoy
working with people and have a passion for building a successful
Inn. Compensation includes living quarters, breakfast and
profit-sharing. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE needed in the Smoky Mountains of North
Carolina, near Bryson City. We are looking for a mature caretaker
couple who loves the North Carolina Smokey Mountains and has
excellent guest service skills. The caretakers must provide
excellent service, maintain a safe and secure environment and
manage the caretaking of five rental homes. We are open through
November 30. Year around stay is possible for the caretakers, but
not preferred. Ideally if you had a place to stay in the south
through the winter months you could have the best of both
environments. The caretakers must be present when guests arrive
and contactable when guests are on the mountain. You must have
handyman skills to maintain the homes. We would prefer you to do
the landscape maintenance and the house cleaning. You will be
compensated for all the work performed. We will provide a salary,
auto, furnished two bedroom home, including utilities, DTV and
the Internet. If this seems like the job for you then please send
your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) and a
paragraph as to why you would be good caretakers for Settlers
Mountain. We can send you more information as to compensation and
job description. We have owned this property since 1958 and has
rented these homes for many years. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) has seven homes on 200 wooded acres located near
Bryson City, North Carolina. 

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a rustic 39 acre property in North
Carolina. A two bedroom house will be provided, and it's
functional, but needs some care. We have well water, plus
firewood is abundant. There is potential for a small herd of
ruminants. We have great hunting here. Pay your own utilities.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers)

NORTH CAROLINA OWNER OF A FIVE ACRE organic managed farm, needs
inside and outside help. Maintain and expand in a well-supported
growing farm market area. Quiet, no drama, drugs, or drink.
Thorough background check, and professional references required.
Small salary and percentage of profits provided. Repair and
upkeep of vehicles, fencing, pasture, etc. Implement your dreams
and sustain mine. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and leave a message.

NORWAY

INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? On an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, our
collective is for anyone keen to learn, share ideas, and work
hard. We are building a sailboat and when she is finished we want
to sail the world, visiting other eco-villages, collecting
knowledge and traveling in the most eco-friendly way possible.
There are lots of very exciting things happening at Sailing the
Farm right now. We are happy to report that after many long and
character-building years of boat-building, we're well on our way
to sailing later this year. Here's an overview of what's been
happening up here lately:
- Our aluminum Colin Archer sailboat is taking shape. She is
starting to look like a boat, and a good looking boat at that.
She is as yet unnamed and suggestions that we call her The
Unsinkable have fallen on deaf ears. Any and all naming
suggestions are welcome!
- We have begun to machine sheaves for the boat. Our red sails
arrive soon so it's all go, go, go in the workshop these days.
- The heads is progressing quickly and soon it will be possible
to take a shower on board. Our Belgian volunteer has fashioned
fancy toothbrush holders for all future sea gypsies.
- Last week we cut open a section of the boat shed so that we can
move the engine on board. This will be a huge milestone for the
project.
- In April, we had our first official government visit. We are
happy to report that she passed with flying colors.
- Our volunteers have started watching movies on deck every
Thursday night. Their 'Movies on Board' program is limited to
sailing movies (of course). They've watched '180 Degrees South'
and 'All is Lost' so far. Both come stamped with The Sailing the
Farm seal of approval. If you've any sailing movie
recommendations, please send them on to us!
- Some of our current volunteers/gluttons for punishment are
training for the Lillehammer half-marathon in June. At the moment
they are getting up at 6:30am to run in the woods before tucking
into a breakfast of hearty porridge and a day of boat-building.
Some even manage to fit in a spot of meditation before
breakfast.
- The snow has thawed and we have started to turn the potato
field. Our bathroom has been transformed into a temporary nursery
while we wait to start planting. Our very versatile bathroom is
also home to seven chirpy baby chickens! Our long-serving
captain's To-Do-List is diminishing every week, but there's a lot
of hard work still to do. We'd love to welcome more volunteers
(old and new) this summer. A can-do attitude and lots of
enthusiasm are the only skills we require (though more specific
skills are very welcome also). So if you are free and can commit
to a month, please get in contact with us ASAP so that we can
book you in to help. There will be a launch party in Oslo later
on this year when she takes to the water. Please send an email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) explaining why you would
be interested in our community and please place this in the
Subject Line: SEA GYPSY APLLICATION so we know you have been
reading this. Love from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) - a sea
gypsy tribe of tomorrow!

OHIO

CHEF/HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/HOUSEKEEPER needed. A Columbus,
OH/Scottsdale, AZ gay couple is seeking a live-in Chef/Household
Manager/Housekeeper. The right candidate will be an individual
who will be completely devoted to their home and family, someone
who is happiest when they are caring for all aspects of a home.
Must be free to travel between the two locations whenever needed.
Experience in a private home is preferred, but they may be
willing to train the right person. A service heart, pleasant
personality and disposition, flexibility, and complete devotion
to their employer are all the primary qualities necessary for
this position. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience
and includes benefits. No phone calls, please; if you are
interested, please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). If you have the qualifications needed for this
position, you will be asked to submit an application for
employment.

THE PETER ALLEN INN is located in the Connecticut Western Reserve
of Ohio. The property is of a federal style and has been
carefully restored as a bed & breakfast and a place to host
special events. Public spaces have been added to include a grand
meeting room, rustic wine cellar, and an outdoor area featuring:
gardens, outdoor kitchen, and fire pit. Overnight lodging will be
available in two guest rooms. We are seeking a manager with
hospitality management experience who is personable, has
exemplary communication skills, and is a motivated self-starter,
able to create exciting experiences for overnight guests and
visitors. Honesty and integrity are essential attributes of the
person we are seeking. This position offers full time, year round
employment. Compensation package includes separate
accommodations, parking for one vehicle, and all utilities. No
pets allowed. Salary is experience-based and negotiable. For more
information please submit your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

A WORTHINGTON, OH FAMILY is seeking a Housecleaner who will also
supervise their two teenagers after school. No experience is
required for this position, but the right candidate will have
exceptional homemaking skills and experience raising their own
children. This is a terrific opportunity to break into household
service with a wonderful family who will really appreciate your
skills and efforts. Salary will be $45,000 to $55,000 depending
upon skills and experience. If you are interested, please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) No phone
calls, please. If you have the qualifications needed for this
position, you will be asked to submit an application for
employment.

OKLAHOMA 

POSITION OPEN for a general farm and ranch employee in the
Durant, Oklahoma area. Duties would include feeding and working
cattle, putting up hay, brush work and other duties as may arise.
Housing, equipment and supplies furnished. No drugs, no smoking,
no alcohol. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). No phone calls please!

OREGON

OFFICE MANAGER needed on an olive oil ranch. Seeking an
individual or couple for an established Farm on a 100-acre
picturesque remote ranch, administrating office manager duties
along with online sales located on the North Umpqua River in
Glide, Oregon. This person should have computer Internet skills
for use on our Olive Oil website for sales of the olive oil, at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) along with being able to
prepare and submit weekly reports. Please submit a detailed
resume, including education, work history skills, goals, and
references with phone numbers. Compensation to include a
two-bedroom standalone home with paid utilities, health plan,
paid vacations, and future profit sharing program. Interested and
available candidates are urged to forward their resume with cover
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers) to discuss.

ARE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR FREE CAMPING, full RV hook-ups and free
propane? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers) needs a volunteer
campground caretaker. Duties will include but are not limited to:
restroom cleaning, mowing, weed eating, leaf blowing, fire pit
cleaning, litter pick up in campground. We are asking for a three
to six month commitment or possibly - indefinite. Volunteers must
be able to live on-site in their own RV or trailer. A full-hookup
RV cement pad including propane is provided. Must be energetic
and physically capable of performing duties. Two pets maximum. To
learn more and to apply, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a private year-round vacation home in
beautiful Snyder County Mountains. Must have handyman skills,
grounds maintenance and basic mechanical repair, and have the
ability to maintain lawns, plants and the main residence. In
exchange for your duties you will receive a $200 monthly salary
along with free rent and dish TV. The caretaker residence is a
modern, private, one-floor, two bedroom home with all appliances,
central A/C, and a separate private two car garage. Other
enjoyable benefits include hunting, breathing in the clean
mountain air while hiking on miles of trails and enjoying nature
while fishing in a fresh water stream. The caretaker couple will
need your own transportation and pay for your own electricity.
Interested parties may send your personal resume and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a large estate in Southern
Pennsylvania. Duties include landscaping maintenance,
housekeeping, minor farming, animal care, and lawn and pool
maintenance. Benefits include health and dental insurance,
apartment, auto, and vacation. Must have experience. Salary of
$70,000 per year for the couple. Please send resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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SOUTH CAROLINA

FEE COUNTER VOLUNTEER POSITION available at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) in Clarks Hill, SC. RVing
volunteers will assist counting user fees throughout the summer
recreation season. Duties will include counting day use fees.
Volunteers may also assist with the Water Safety and Life Jacket
Loaner Programs as needed. Volunteers should report any
compliance problems (vandalism and similar disturbances) to the
nearest Corps of Engineers' ranger or law enforcement officer.
Volunteers will average 25 - 30 hours of service per week. The
volunteers will be bonded and subject to background checks. An RV
pad will be provided for the volunteer. 12 RV sites with cement
pads, water, sewer, electric (50 amps, 220v) and picnic table
will be available. The volunteer must have a RV, 5th wheel or
camper. There is a two pet maximum, and dogs must be leashed
within the Volunteer Village. Dog trails are in the immediate
vicinity of our campground. To apply, please complete the
volunteer form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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SWITZERLAND 

LIVE-OUT DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in Geneva. We are looking for an
experienced domestic couple to be essentially caretakers of a
very large property on the Lake Le M an. You will have to be very
proactive in organizing your time and work schedules, ensuring
the property is kept secure and maintained to an exceptional
standard. The property must be kept clean and in a ready state at
all times. The residence is used little by the owners but when
they do come, the property must be ready for their arrival on all
levels; immaculately presented, supplies and fresh food stocked
in the kitchen, linen and towels in place, flowers arranged and
all electrical items, bulbs etc. in working order. This would be
a live-out position, with the possibility of accommodation in the
future. Salary will be based on experience. Candidates must hold
relevant papers to work legally in Switzerland. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers) and include EHS # 421 in the Subject Line.

TENNESSEE 

CARETAKER NEEDED in Coker Creek to care for a small six room
motel, with three cabins and a restaurant, located in the
beautiful Cherokee National Forest of southeastern Tennessee. We
are surrounded by waterfalls, lakes, streams and rivers. Duties
include answering phones, taking reservations, light cooking and
cleaning. Must be able to live on the property. No pets and no
smoking. Must be trustworthy, reliable and dependable. We are
offering housing, utilities and a negotiable salary. This is a
great opportunity for someone who loves the outdoors and nature.
Only serious applicants need apply. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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MARRIED CARETAKER COUPLE wanted to help maintain a 10 acre lake
property in Joelton, TN in return for a one bedroom apartment
with electric and cable. Looking for caretakers who are
interested in a long-term situation only. Must be diligent,
trustworthy, hard-working, and self-starters who like working
outdoors and very handy with lawn care, basic carpentry,
electrical, plumbing, etc. Must also be able to pass an extensive
background check. No drinkers/smokers. Please email your
resume(s) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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TEXAS

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED. An Austin, TX family is seeking a Housekeeper
to provide the highest quality of care for their home.
Responsibilities include general and detail cleaning, laundry,
ironing, changing linens, and anything else required to keep the
home looking immaculate. The ideal candidate will be an
experienced, non-smoking professional who is self-motivated,
flexible, efficient but thorough, and is able to take initiative
in their work. Discretion, ability to keep confidentiality, and
pride in doing an extraordinary job are appreciated by this
family. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills, plus
benefits. If you are interested, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). If you have the
qualifications needed for this position, you will be asked to
submit an application for employment. No phone calls please.

RANCH CARETAKERS needed near Dallas. We are searching for a
caretaker couple to manage the daily operations of a working
ranch. The ideal candidates are a couple who will handle the
daily handyman duties, cooking, cleaning, and ironing. The
handyman will be well versed in ranch duties,
machinery/equipment, painting, mowing, irrigation repairs, etc.
The interior caretaker will be well versed in cooking,
housekeeping, ironing, and hosting dinner events. Housing and
utility usage allowance provided. No children permitted due to
working ranch liabilities. Applicants must be eligible to work in
the US, no exceptions. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified candidates should submit both resumes, salary history,
and include RC in the Subject Line to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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LONG-TERM WORK EXCHANGE POSITION available in the
Huntsville/Trinity area. I am working remotely on an intense
project that keeps me tied to my home office instead of out
working my micro-farm. I need help for at least three to four
months, but prefer it to be long term or permanent if possible. I
am offering a nice room with private hall bath in my house
including all bills paid (Internet, heat, A/C, trash, The Dish,
W/D use, etc.) in exchange for a farm caretaker (home maintenance
person) - caring for my farm animals, dogs and cats and doing
miscellaneous maintenance activities. I have one large pig, many
small pot belly pigs, many rabbits, a goat, three cows, geese,
chickens, dogs and an outdoor cat. You should be an able bodied
person who loves animals and will take good care of them - giving
some petting and letting them into and out of the house. Other
tasks include: cleaning cages weekly, hay pulled from large round
bales and placed in wagon and take it to replace hay for all
animal beds (every three to four days), rake hen area and put
fresh hay to keep it clean (and flies down) when it is dirty.
Gather eggs daily, keep clean hay in egg boxes. The front porch
must be swept every few days, driveway and gutters kept clean,
the garage clean around feed bags (weekly) and entryways. This
opportunity is for a mature person, who is energetic and
preferably knows about plants and gardening or seriously wants to
learn. If you have carpentry skills, I have building projects
(will pay for those separately). Women are welcome! You need
common sense to handle any emergency that might come up, to
contact me - be able to deal with a water leaks on outdoor
faucets, fix hoses, help animals giving birth, etc. You have to
be able and willing to get your hands dirty. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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LONG-TERM, GENERAL FARM AND RANCH, mature employee needed in the
Fredericksburg, TX area. Duties would include feeding and working
horses, putting up hay, brush work and other duties as may arise.
Housing, equipment and supplies furnished. Good pay provided. A
couple is OK. No drugs, no smoking, no alcohol, references
required. Please fax your resume to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers).

VIRGINIA

NATURE CENTER VOLUNTEERS needed through October 2015.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) is seeking RVing
volunteers for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) nature
programs! You may volunteer at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) in Boydton, VA. Programs include school field trips
and classroom presentations. Assist in caring for live reptile
and non-venomous snake displays. By volunteering at Kerr Lake,
you will gain valuable experience in the Corps' management of
parks and natural resources! Free housing on the lake or
campsites is available! Please complete the volunteer form at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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WASHINGTON

SAN JUAN ISLAND INNKEEPER needed. Dreaming of living on San Juan
Island? Want to work with a dedicated team of professionals, meet
some interesting people and work in a dynamic and faced-paced
environment and have fun doing it? We have a full-time, year
round position available for the right person at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) in historic Friday Harbor.
Our ideal candidate will have strong kitchen skills and
experience, excellent communication skills, be self-motivated
with the ability to track multiple projects at a time, and have
an innate comfort around people. Now for the details: The
Innkeeper is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the
Inns, food service preparation and execution for breakfast and
special events, maintenance of the physical plant and the overall
guest experience. The position works in collaboration with the
owners and the rest of the team in the operation of these two
joint properties. Please send your resume and cover letter
describing your background and why we should consider you for the
position by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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CAMP HOST VOLUNTEER needed at Columbia River Park, located near
the town of Plymouth, WA, through October 31, 2015. Must have
your own RV for this position. Duties will include greeting
campers, litter pickup and fire rings. You will get strong
support from the Ranger staff. Campsite with electric, water and
sewer are provided with 20 - 25 hours per week with flexible
schedules. This is a small pleasant family campground with
day-use areas that have a swim beach and boat ramp. To apply,
please complete the volunteer form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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WEST VIRGINIA

PARK YOUR RV on my beautiful secluded 162 acre farm in
southeastern West Virginia. Will supply electricity and water in
exchange for help with general maintenance. Some mowing, yard
work, and general repairs. Also, some occasional farm-sitting so
I can go away for a few days. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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CARETAKER NEEDED. We are currently looking for a caring,
compassionate person, to provide care for the evening and weekend
hours in the Beckley area. Training provided. Please apply in
person at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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WISCONSIN

APARTMENT CARETAKER needed. We need a part-time person to provide
building and unit maintenance, repair, and janitorial services at
the apartments, located in the Holmen/Onalaska area. Lawn and
grounds, snow removal work also required. Hours are flexible.
Compensation based on experience, and ability. It is a good job
for a retired, semi-retired person. Start immediately. Please
send your resume and references to Caretaker,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Do you enjoy working outdoors?
Do like to hunt and fish? A long-term, live-in
caretaker/groundskeeper position is available on a beautiful
private lake estate near Pickerel, WI on 700 private acres. A
three bedroom home will be provided. The caretaker couple will
have the full use of the property, and must have a strong work
ethic, be trustworthy and have a sense of responsibility. Must be
self-motivated and able to work without supervision. Duties
include but not limited to, lawn care, trail maintenance, vehicle
maintenance, and general handyman skills, including work with a
chainsaw and power tools. Winter responsibilities are generally
limited to snow plowing. The ideal candidate would be a recently
retired couple with an outside income. A small salary of
$500/month will be provided. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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CARETAKER NEEDED for a smaller apartment complex located between
Crivitz and Iron Mountain. This is a part-time position, and the
caretaker must have knowledge of smaller repairs. Compensation is
a rent free one bedroom apartment plus $100 salary. That includes
cleaning hallways and showing vacant units. Any substantial
repairs will be paid above salary. This would be ideal for a
retired person, single or couple. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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LIVE-IN FARM HOUSE CARETAKER wanted in Brooklyn, WI.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) is located 20 miles south
of Madison. We are a certified organic vegetable farm on 15 acres
total with 10 acres under production. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) to see more about the farm
and our business and to see pictures of the property and house. I
need one dedicated person who wants to live here, preferably
someone interested in local food production and with cooking
skills (but not required or the most important criteria), to help
maintain organization in the house and homestead portion of the
farm, and to potentially cook some meals for employees
(particularly during the busier seasons when there are more
employees). The most important responsibilities include those
regarding the house, its organization, and
awareness/prioritization of what maintenance is required. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) to talk about the
possibilities and responsibilities here.

WYOMING

INTERESTED IN SPENDING A MONTH OR MORE on a non-working ranch
near Sheridan by the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming? This is a
perfect opportunity for graduate students, writers, retirees
(male, female, or couple) to stay in a beautifully situated,
cozily vintage ranch house (kitchen, living room, two bedrooms,
bathroom, two porches, and Wi-Fi) in exchange for 15 - 20  hours
of help a week (gardening and errands). Must have your own
insured vehicle for rough, rutted roads. No pets or children.
Please email (note underscore) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers) stating your background and preferred dates
(mid-June to September). Personal/phone interviews and references
required.

CARETAKER WANTED for an elderly lady who lives out in the
country, about 50 miles outside of Casper. Housing is available,
with salary negotiable. References are required. For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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a message. Thanks.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Coming home from a hectic day? Suppose that while you were having
your hectic day, someone had been thoroughly cleaning your house,
doing your laundry and expertly preparing this evening's meal. I
serve the meals the old school way. I began my professional
career at the age of 15, working as a housekeeping
assistant/cooking staff in various large estates in my native
county Bermuda estates Tucker Town. Since then I have gained
years of additional experience as an administration/assistant
clerk, as a personal caregiver manager, and chauffeuring. I'm a
non-smoker, drinker, bonded, a US citizen, and resourceful
individual with a well-developed sense of decorum and a cheerful
demeanor, honest, responsible, east coast geographically. Good
references. Maybe, I can't help prevent your hectic days but I
can definitely do plenty about hectic evenings, with fresh home
cooked meals, and an organized clean home. Live-in/out. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Seeking a caretaker/sitter position. Prefer the Eastern seaboard
but am open to other locations as well. I am a single, mature
male, with grown children doing well on their own. Construction
background as the son of Home Builder, with management skills. I
am trustworthy, reliable and competent to solve any maintenance
issues. I'm experienced with Domestic and Farm animals.  A
non-smoker, no drugs, but love chocolate.  Have a current class
A. CDL driver's license.  If you want to protect your property
interest, I`m your guy. Excellent references available upon
request. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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Anake Wilderness Awareness School student - former Seniors
Activity Program Coordinator - mature, reliable, kind, caring,
patient, good sense of humor, trained in compassionate
communication, is available to support a compatible NS senior to
continue living in her home in the Duvall, Washington area in
exchange for separate accommodation and board while I attend the
Anake beginning September 2015. (Accommodation must be cat free,
as I am allergic). I have excellent references and am able to
provide a variety of services. I am open to other situations that
will support me to attend Anake. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Successful business owners with two young children are looking to
relocate for a change of pace from the hustle and bustle to
spending more time with our kids and enjoying the "good stuff" in
life. We are looking for a long-term caretaking opportunity
(preferably within 1,000 miles of the equator). We have many
skills: landscape/garden design, installation and care, ability
to grow any plant, engine mechanic/fabrication and heavy
equipment, a jack of all trades, computer savvy and clear
communication skills. We have an extreme eye for detail and a
great work ethic. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Female Professional seeking long or short term housesitting or
caretaking position in Portland, OR or the surrounding areas
(within a one hour driving radius). Able to provide basic home,
garden, and/or pet care. Administrative/bookkeeping services also
available. Responsible, single female looking for secondary work
while I grow my business (Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Writer). No
kids, pets, drugs, alcohol, etc. References can be provided.
Available after May 15th. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Leave It....House, Yard Work, Pets! Nine years' experience! Would
love six months to one year to write a book! Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Experienced caretaker seeks tropical climate. Equine Massage
Therapist by trade. Care taken properties in WA and MT, including
ranch and farm work, landscaping, housekeeping, camp cooking and
animal care. Seeking a paid position plus housing. References
available upon request. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Nature preserve, gardens, cemetery, historical area or property
caretaker. Long-term. Experienced security officer, gardener,
photographer, driver. No kids, smoking or drugs. Clean
background. Solitude okay. Like Oregon, but will consider
anywhere in western US for the right opportunity. Need housing
and pay. Have a dog. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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Couple; husband semi-retired, would like to take care of ranch
property with or without livestock, for an absentee or partly
absentee owner. We would need some income. We're familiar with
all phases of ranch work. We have a large sense of responsibility
and motivation to take care of your property and/or animals. We
don't smoke, chew, nor do drugs. Willing to relocate to other
western states. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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Single male contractor, 50-years-old, looking for a caretaker's
job in the Newport, RI area. Honest and mature. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Experienced caretaker seeking private resort or corporate
retreat. People skills, Resort Management, eye for detail and
have a down to earth personality. Worked for well-known country
singer for five years, currently managing a 5 star resort for the
past nine years. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

Married couple, mid-50's, reaching out for a caretaker
opportunity specifically in the Salem, Oregon area. Just sold our
80 acre property and not ready to purchase anytime soon. In 2013,
we received the Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District,
Outstanding Cooperator Small Acreage Award. She is a great cook,
gardener, and housekeeper. He's very good at carpentry,
remodeling and home repairs. She works. He is self-employed. Will
keep an eye on your property and take care of it in exchange for
housing. One year minimum. Excellent references available. Please
contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Professional female looking for a housesitting position in
Chandler, Scottsdale, Phoenix or Tempe Arizona area for this
summer. Can also help care for pets. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Multi Estate - Experienced Property Manager seeking a new
position. I provide superior customized services based upon
complete trust, ultimate dependability, efficiency and decades of
practical business experience. I work with absentee owners who
own luxury private worldly estates, resorts, retreats and working
 horse ranches, ensuring them a Peace of Mind that all is taking
care of, a trustworthy liaison between multi properties. My
current role is to make sure all ground, event and building
esthetics are perfect, maintaining a low liability problem free
and pleasant environment for guests and employees, all animals
are safe and all running smoothly on budget. Management and
Supervision of: Employee scheduling, guests, events, tenants,
dude ranch, vineyard, food and beverage operations, livestock
well-being, wild life integrity, veterinary emergencies, pool,
pond organic maintenance, gardeners, water distribution, vehicle
maintenance, art, health and wellness projects. Monitoring in and
out, regular walk through of the properties, business trouble
shooting. Banking and cash flow, cost control, regular updates to
absentee owners, collection of rents, and payment of expenses on
owner's behalf. Real estate, finances, technology savvy. 40 years
equine experienced. Life time experienced in animal rescue.
Health nutrition wellness coach. On site, off site, relocation
possible, salary requested. Full time, part time. Remote estate
or Park supervision is OK. I am fluent in French and English, I
can work in the US and Europe. I have a gentle well trained clean
non-aggressive Border Collie dog with me at all times. Excellent
references. Impeccable records. Available from July 1. Currently
employed. Thank you. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) "A solid trustworthy character with great ethics,
efficient, solution oriented, gets things done, very practical
and direct, highly intuitive, curious and creative with a keen
artistic eye. She has an international business background. A
great person to have on your team." "Excellence at all times,
sophisticated understanding of business...  Respected and
appreciated the challenges faced by a small business... A
pleasure to get to know her over 17 years." - From a previous
employer.

Friendly Multi-skilled Professional Man (39) available for
Caretaking Globally. Excellent references/clean background.
Experienced Handyman working in all aspects of property
maintenance and management. Personal Caregiver aide, Cook,
Farmhand, Animals lover. Preventive maintenance, Emergency
preparedness, Hospitality and Security. Interests: Off grid
living, Mountains, Amazon, Wildlife wilderness remote adventure
tours. Ministry's that help people. For more information please
check out my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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Honest, hard-working, reliable, self-motivated, healthy,
non-smoking, non-drinking married couple, 60, no pets, geographic
flexibility, experienced property caretakers, seeking long-term
caretaking position with housing and salary. We enjoy working
together as a team and take pride and personal interest in our
work. His experience: livestock and animal care, mowing,
trimming, power tools, farm machinery, equipment repair,
household repairs, buildings and grounds maintenance, carpentry,
plumbing, security, woodworking, historic preservation, organic
gardening, horticulture, orchards, hardware sales, teaching.
Hers: bookkeeping, housekeeping, piano, and French. Both: strong
work ethic, organized, detail-oriented, excellent oral and
written communication skills. We have an eye for seeing what
needs to be done and feel the responsibility to do it. References
available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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Retiring residential remodeling contractor looking for caretaker
position. 40 years' experience in all phases of residential
remodeling and new construction. Hands on experience as well as
project management experience. Quality work, personal integrity
and honesty. A+ rating on Angies List. Excellent
business/personal references, and excellent credit rating.
Preferably the West slope of Colorado but will consider all rural
areas. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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Mature couple with a senior parent looking for a paid caretaker
position in the western U.S, although flexible. Country setting
preferred. Available by 2016, possibly sooner. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Caretaker position wanted in western Montana: Prefer near Butte,
Dillon, Missoula, or Kalispell areas. I am a self-starter with
strong, personal and managerial qualities. Could perform the
activities needed for an absentee owner. I usually do not need
supervision. I have had substantial farm/ranch and equine
experience. I have substantial record keeping and financial
experience. I own sufficient machinery to handle most caretaker
duties. Graduate of MSU Bozeman with Bachelor of Science Degree.
I would prefer an on-site residence. I am retired and married
with grown sons, who are doing well on their own. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Retired female in great physical condition is seeking a property
caretaker/housesitter position. Geographically flexible.
Non-smoker. I am honest, responsible, value a strong work ethic,
have a clear driving record. Taking care of people, making sure
they are secure and happy is my pleasure. Experience includes
ranch work and property caretaking, housekeeping, cooking, caring
for animals and bookkeeping, etc. Excellent character and work
references are available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Seeking A Maine Coast Situation. Mature female, aspiring student
with altruistic service goals, returning to college to complete a
degree combining sustainability, peace studies, and education and
completing certification in holistic nutritional coaching seeks a
house-sitting/caretaking position. Responsible, healthy,
experienced - excellent work, rental, character, caretaking
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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Family of five seeks a long-term caretaker opportunity. Willing
to relocate within the U.S. Husband and wife team have experience
in farming, organic gardening, management, business, minor home
remodel and repair, yard maintenance. Desire position in order to
help you (the land owner), earn income, teach our children the
value of hard work, live a simpler lifestyle, and learn new
things.  Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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Imagine a company that works on your schedule.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) offers customized vehicle
transportation service that meets your specific needs! All our
drivers possess a Class A license with spotless backgrounds.
Insured. We allow your pets to ride along as well: walk, water,
feed on your schedule, and provide lots of love. Call today for
more information and pricing on your transport or if you need a
driver short or long term. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Work/housing-sitter exchange position sought. Skills include
horse and farm animal caretaking, housekeeping, and gardening. As
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