(206) 462-1818 | What is This? | Privacy | Forgot Password
   
Spacer
HomeSamplesSubscribeAdvertiseAbout UsProfilesReviewsLinksContact
Please click here to place an ad in The Caretaker Gazette
The  Caretaker  Gazette
Spacer THE #1 SOURCE FOR CARETAKER
OPPORTUNITIES SHADOW
Spacer
NEW CARETAKING AND HOUSE SITTING JOBS DAILY
Tuesday, August 22 2017

THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

THIS IS OUR 146th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

March/April 2007

Volume 25, Number 2 

Published since 1983                               

ISSN 1074-3642                        

HIGHLIGHTS  

- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 130+ caretaking opportunities in 40 states
and 20 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Sheri Lynn Wilson:  A Versatile Caretaker 
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALASKA

WANT AN RV EXPERIENCE that lets you help, live, and play in
Seward for the summer season? Come and join us on beautiful
XXXXXXXXXXXXX at the base of the mountains near the Kenai Fjords
National Park! XXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for help in all phases of
our business. Prefer experienced people for cooking, cleaning,
and front desk. We have RV parking available with free electric
and water (septic service available nearby), free use of laundry,
WiFi, and the hot tub. Must actively enjoy working with visitors,
and have good customer service skills. Call Greg at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXX

INDIVIDUAL needed to assume caretaker responsibilities at Hobart
Bay. Candidates must have good mechanical skills, including
familiarity with generators, electrical and fuel distribution
systems, heavy equipment and light trucks. Housing provided at
the site. Salary will depend on experience. Please mail resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CAMP HOST NEEDED this summer in XXXXXXXXXXXXX. 60 positions
statewide. Camp hosts receive free campsite, stipend, training,
and more. Season is May to September with a minimum four week
commitment. Please contact: Volunteer Coordinator, XXXXXXXXXXXXX,
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our web site at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE a commercial fishing company with cabin rentals in
Kasilof. We are looking for a couple to come and do light work.
Looking for grounds keeping, cabin cleaning, light maintenance,
etc. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MAINTENANCE COUPLE needed. This job is two fold consisting of
maintaining approximately one acre of lawn and flowers and
meeting and greeting passengers off the cruise ships that take
our tour and general assistance with food and preparing boats for
the tour. It requires some knowledge of flowers for maintenance
purposes. This is a perfect opportunity for a retired couple to
come to Alaska for a summer with an RV. There is free space rent
and utilities (which will be included in the wage range). Food
will be at their cost and we would prefer a retired couple with
their own RV. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER (non-smoker, single person or couple) to
help with a small sled dog kennel and homestead outside of Homer
in exchange for lodging in furnished log cabin with oil heat,
majestic glacier views, and lots of recreational opportunities.
Summer position starting around May and also looking for
fall/winter caretaker. Please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARGENTINA

SMALL, family run organic farm and hostel seeking volunteers to
participate in the daily feeding and care of the animals and
harvesting produce. The farm has two big organic gardens. We
fertilize with worm compost which we produce from the organic
waste from the house and the waste from the pigs. If you are
interested in volunteering on our organic farm, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA 

CARETAKER needed for a Farm/Ranch. Must be self-sufficient and
able to maintain the functionality of a remote farm/ranch.
General maintenance skills required to keep running water and
generator power to the provided housing. Ability to identify a
basic maintenance problem and either fix it or correctly
communicate issue to owners. Live onsite in the beautiful Arizona
High Sonoran Desert. No tobacco or alcohol. This is a great
permanent position for the right person. Learn more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SUMMER CARETAKER(S) needed May – October in Tonopah, for 10
hours weekly. Full hook-ups available. Hot spring soaking. No
smokers or pets. Must have your own RV. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SUMMER AND WINTER RVers or tenters needed near Phoenix.
Non-smokers. No pets. Unlimited soaking, full hook-ups available,
shared Internet, 20 hours single; 17 hours each if you are a
couple. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ESTATE MANAGER needed in Phoenix. Responsible for the smooth
operation of residence. Only applicants with prior experience as
an Estate Manager will be considered. Duties: hire, train,
interview, terminate, supervise outside contractors, manage
household accts, stocking and care of wine cellar, schedule
preventative maintenance for home and autos. Ability to wear many
hats and be detail oriented. Salary will depend on your
experience. Full benefits provided. Please fax resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gary, please renew me for another two years. Once again, I have
received a tremendous response to my help-wanted ad seeking
caretakers that ran in your last Gazette. I am really impressed
with the quality of applicants. I have found some incredible
caretakers and made some wonderful friends through your Gazette.
I am planning to do an overseas trip next fall and look forward
to doing an exchange with some of your European subscribers.
Thanks again for your great service!  L. J., Atlanta, GA

Laura, I am glad to hear that the Gazette has helped you find
great people to caretake your property. Let us know when you are
ready to run your ad for your overseas home exchange.

Hello, you'll notice that I have a new mailing address. I
received my very first issue of the Gazette, responded to one of
your ads, and here I am - caretaking a property in Arizona. I
don't want to miss a single issue of your fine publication. And,
thank you for making this position available through the Gazette!
C. R. J, Tucson, AZ

Charlie, glad to hear that you found a position so quickly! It
sounds like a good place to be. Sometimes it takes new
subscribers a few issues before they find a position that suits
them.

Dear Gazette folks, we have already received several offers from
our Situations-Wanted ad that we ran in your Gazette. While none
of them are exactly what we're looking for at this time, it's
good to know that our ad has been effective in connecting us with
property owners. We look forward to seeing what comes our way
through the Gazette in the future.  S. and A. T., Stamford, CT

Sam and Amy, thanks to some favorable media coverage of the
Gazette last year and our upgraded website, we have more property
owners subscribing to the Gazette than ever before. In addition
to running their ads in the Gazette, many of these property
owners opt to use our Situations Wanted ads to find qualified
people to care for their properties.

Wow! What an amazing response we've received to our ad that ran
in the Gazette! I never dreamed that we would have had so many
quality people applying for the position. We've finally narrowed
our choice down to a gentleman who seems perfect for our
property. The choice was hard because of the incredible number of
fine people who responded to us. We will certainly mention your
publication to others who are looking for a good resource for
hiring property caretakers. Thank you! D. and K. Y., Raleigh, NC

Don and Kay, glad to hear that you have had a positive
response to your Gazette ad. We have many qualified caretakers
who subscribe to the Gazette so I am sure that you had some great
people to choose from. Success stories like yours are a major
reason why we have been in business since 1983 and keep growing
each year. 

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 the
Publisher’s prior 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.

Contact Information
If you need to reach us to place an advertisement, renew your
subscription, or change your address, please contact: The
Caretaker Gazette, 3 Estancia Lane, Boerne, TX 78006.
phone: (206) 462-1818 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 
fax: (440) 337-3737 available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. 
email: caretaker@caretaker.org    website:  www.caretaker.org

Cast of Characters
Gary C. Dunn - Publisher, Filer, Bagger and Mailer, 
Thea K. Dunn, Ph.D. - Editor, Writer, Researcher and PC
Troubleshooter, and our children: Kira X. Dunn – Envelope
Stuffer, Trevor X. Dunn - Envelope Sorter, Vanessa X. Dunn -
Mailing Label Placement on Envelope Specialist, and Lincoln (our
dog) - Envelope Sealer.

Subscription Information
The Caretaker Gazette subscriptions within the U.S.A. are:
$29.95/year, or $49.95/two years, or $69.95/three years. Back
issues: $6 each. Outside the U.S.A. please add an extra $1 per
issue. We accept checks, money orders, cash, or any of these
debit or credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or the
Discover Card. Gift Subscriptions are available, and we’d
be pleased to include your own personal message, such as
“Happy Birthday” or “Happy Hunting in the
Gazette,” etc.

Advertising Information
1) Classified ads cost $0.65/word per issue. Add $10 for boxed
ads and $20 for boxed, green-screened ads. 2) Display ads start
at $65 for a 2¼" wide by 1½" height sized
display ad, or $130 for a 2¼" wide by 3" height
sized display ad. 3) Our $65 email broadcast service sends out
ads via email, up to 100 words, to all of our subscribers with an
email address, within 24 hours of ad receipt and payment. 4)
Banner ads on www.caretaker.org start at only $55/month. Please
note that, because of the limited ad space available in each
issue of The Caretaker Gazette, we normally sell out of ad space
early. We do everything on a first come first placed basis. 

Copyright © 2007 Caretaker Publishing, Inc.

ARKANSAS

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Little Rock. A national non-profit
organization seeks an experienced caretaker or caretaker team for
a part time position (up to 20 hours per week) to care for a
Little Rock apartment building. Must maintain a clean and safe
environment for building residents, their guests, employees, and
other visitors to the site. Clean and maintain the common areas
of the building interior, as well as the building’s
interior, including the parking, sidewalk and entry areas.
Perform minor building and unit maintenance repairs. Perform
administrative duties such as maintaining janitorial supply
inventory, complete move out inspections, show vacant units to
prospective residents, communicate management issues with
residents, assist and document rent collections, report policy
violations, and other related tasks as assigned by the Property
Manager. Carry a pager, and respond promptly and appropriately to
all pages. Compensation: Hourly wage and part-time benefits
available including PTO, Wellness Rebate, Tuition Reimbursement.
On site apartment available. Apply online at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
careers or fax resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please reference
XXXXXXXXXXXXX when applying.

RESIDENT Manager/Caretaker Team needed for a 32 unit apartment
community at XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Flippin. Must be professional,
outgoing, energetic and capable of performing duties unsupervised
on a day to day basis. Rent/utility free apartment and
opportunities for advancement with a growing company. Duties
include: Leasing apartments, collecting rent, bookkeeping,
general maintenance, and yard care duties. Please send letters or
resume with referrals to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

AUSTRALIA

HAPPY, BROAD-MINDED TRAVELERS with a sense of humor and stories
to tell are welcome here. You get a room in exchange for two
hours of gardening or housework. Nambucca Heads is a pretty
beach/riverside town half way between Sydney and Brisbane. My
house is close to the river and to the beach. You can swim in
both. You can view beautiful multi-colored parrots up close on
the verandas. Dolphins are in the ocean and river. The rainforest
is nearby. A bicycle is available for you. My friend has horses.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX When enquiring, tell me something
about yourself, where you come from, what you do, send a photo or
two. This is because if I am going to share my home, I would like
to know something about you. Enjoy your trevels (trevel = to
journey outrageously, combining travel and revel).

SEEKING a conscientious, garden-loving couple or suitable single,
interested in wildlife and the environment, and keen to conserve
both, to fill the position of gardener(s)/caretaker(s) at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 300 acre property on the banks of the Little
River in the Cathedral Valley at Taggerty, just ninety minutes
northeast of Melbourne. Duties include: Care of landscaped
gardens, cleaning and maintenance of two guest cottages and
homestead, general property maintenance, and guiding tourists on
XXXXXXXXXXXXX. The position offered is not salaried, but instead,
entails part-time work in exchange for accommodation. Our
Gardener(s)/Caretaker(s) are provided with their own private,
self-contained, fully furnished, bluestone cottage with open
fire, heated outdoor Jacuzzi and creek side summerhouse, thus
ensuring them of total privacy and independence. Applicants must
enjoy country living; be conscientious; self-motivated; and most
importantly, keen gardener(s) with a genuine interest in
conservation and the environment. Not suitable for couples with
children or pets. For additional information and to apply, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX via phone at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE

KNOWLEDGEABLE, CREATIVE and agreeable person needed for regular
care of a small seaside cabana hotel with an old Creole garden on
the beach in a small cultural village in southern Belize. In
addition, I produce a line of cement pottery and would appreciate
some creative help. Good accommodations and board are available
in the main house in exchange for attending to requisite chores
for three or more hours early in the day. For more details,
please respond to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

BULGARIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXX Foundation needs help. We are a small holding in
the beautiful Rhodopy Mountains. One of our residents is a
qualified agricultural scientist who specialized in organic
farming with the Scottish agricultural college. We offer
volunteer work, farm stays, camping and residential courses. The
accommodation is based in a beautiful traditional, rural village.
There is only one bus per day to and from the village on week
days. For more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Hope to see you soon. Thanks.

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER NEEDED in beautiful Davenport. Live with the redwoods
trees and a year round creek. 35 hours per month in exchange for
living accommodations in a great airstream trailer that has
kitchen and bathroom facilities and electric. Skills needed:
chainsaw, tractor, carpentry, gardening and pet care. This is a
one year commitment minimum, but looking for longer term. Someone
who loves nature (22 acres in a canyon), organic living, self
motivated, child friendly, non smoker and non drug user. This
position also has the opportunity to work beyond the trade hours
on other projects on the property. Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I NEED TO REPLACE A DEAF COUPLE who love my dogs and have taken
care of my house. I run one of the largest home theater companies
in San Diego! I really need someone who loves my two golden
retrievers, and will make sure my house is extremely clean. The
last couple decided to move back to Florida with their parents.
This will be a very hard transition for my dogs. I will pay up to
$15- $19 per hour! Only need two to three hours per day! Maybe
four or five days a week? Off on the weekends. But this will be
one very clean house! Thank you. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RETREAT CARETAKER needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXX. We need a live-in
Retreat Caretaker to meet the needs of our guests at a beautiful
retreat center in XXXXXXXXXXXXX, California in the San Bernardino
Mountains (15 minutes from Lake Arrowhead). Part-time, flexible
position in exchange for rent/utilities/DSL /cable/trash/laundry.
We offer a small, homey apartment with a beautiful view and gated
patio. It’s a great way for a single or couple to save
money and enjoy the nature and beauty of the mountains. (Other
employment can be held in conjunction with this position). We're
looking for a committed follower(s) of Christ, honest with a
positive and warm attitude, hard worker with a biblical work
ethic, detail oriented, friendly, helpful person who likes to
serve others. Strong relational and hospitality skills are a
must. Will open and prepare the cabins for guest arrival. Some
light outdoors work required including sweeping the walks and air
blowing the leaves. Some indoor cleaning may be needed
periodically. Daily care of our retreat animals needed. Will
provide tours to prospective guests. Must be on the property on
weekends to help guests if needed and during some weekdays in the
summers. Pets welcome. Based on skills, may have the opportunity
to create and run retreat programs. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

UNIQUE CHALLENGING OPPORTUNITY available for a hands on hard
working couple, Prefer a mature couple for this year-round
position in Northern California’s Klamath River Valley. Our
resort has been closed for 3+ years and is in need of renovation,
Re: Cleaning, painting, maintenance and grounds keeping, prior to
re-opening. Duties will include all phases of the operation of
the facility, including checking guest in and out, cleaning,
cabin, pool, grounds maintenance, etc. Position includes a
one-bedroom/one-bath cabin with all basic utilities paid and $500
per month plus a percentage of the gross income. No tobacco or
alcohol users please, back ground and credit check required.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED A PLACE TO STAY? If you manage/watch my trailer park in
Vallejo, you can park your trailer there in exchange for free
rent. To apply, please stop by the trailer park at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
and ask to see Cindy.

RANCH CARETAKER(S) needed. Seeking live-on-site caretaker(s) for
a small ranch in Sonoma Valley. Small salary, house, and
utilities included. Single or couple OK. House, pet and horse
care; general maintenance and garden care. You will be on call
24/7 and holidays. To apply, please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXX, a Buddhist oriented retreat center in northern
California, seeking hard-working resident volunteers to
contribute their expertise in the areas of computer technology,
publishing, graphic design, cooking, landscaping, carpentry,
maintenance, bookkeeping and all aspects of the hospitality
industry. Includes room, board, small stipend and Buddhist
classes. Need not be Buddhist to apply but must have a sincere
interest in personal transformation and integrating spirituality
into everyday life. Please visit or websites at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a small ranch in Arroyo Grande. Ranch has
horses, birds, etc. Part-time to full-time with possible living
quarters for the right person. To apply, please fax your
references, work history, or resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

REMOTE, mountainous, 4-wheel-drive, off-grid Northern California
home- stead seeks an intelligent person into alternative
building, hydro power and solitude. Learn with us. Details can be
viewed at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RETIRED – EXPERIENCED couple or single needed as a resident
caretaker on our small horse ranch. Area has a beautiful high
desert climate. Feed and care for horses, dogs and property when
the owners are away. Mobile home in exchange. Please call the
owners in Lancaster, CA at XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED from April 15 to May 15 in an active adult
community near Sacramento. Responsible individual or couple (55+)
is needed to look after our house and care for our two dogs,
Lhasa Apso and Cockapoo. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER POSITION available at a Summer Camp. XXXXXXXXXXXXX is
looking for an independent contractor to be caretaker for the
2007 year. We are located right next to beautiful Lake Almanor
and Canyon Dam in the Cascade mountain high country. The season
starts in May and ends in October. The camp has eight main camp
weeks with 200 people and kids, with 3 - 4 weekend only camps. A
cabin is provided for the caretaker to live in. Candidates should
have the following traits: 1. be able to work well with large
groups. 2. be patience and hospitable. 3. be able to work on
basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry and mechanical items. 4. be
able to drive a car. 5. be able to lift 75 lbs. 6. be able to
pass a background check. Salary is $2,000 a month. Please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX “Caretaker Job”,
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SCHOLAR'S HOSTEL LIKE HOUSE in Berkeley needs part time
(flexible) assistant co-manager. Perfect for
writer/artist/musician-composer, etc. Room in house with common
kitchen etc., very near university. Salary negotiable. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX  

CARETAKERS WANTED on a Northern California ranch/hunting/fishing
club. One hour from Sacramento, seven miles to shopping. We have
250 beautiful acres with wildlife. Prefer a retired couple to
maintain grounds and lodge, care for horses, maintain and run
equipment (tractors/mowers) etc.  Preparation/serve of meals will
be required at times. Private Lake front living quarters
provided, plus $1,700 per month. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Sacramento is five minutes from the American
River and trails. It has two wooded acres of organic vegetable
gardens, waterfalls and koi ponds, gardening, landscaping,
maintenance, dairy goat care, cheese and soap making, yoga and
meditation programs, t’ai chi and chi kung classes. People
interested in self-realization and spiritual life will enjoy the
atmosphere here. Room and vegetarian meals and free classes in
all of the above provided in exchange for your volunteer service.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for a duck club and private residence
located north of Yuba City. The ideal candidates will possess
extensive experience in cooking, cleaning and maintenance of
house and grounds as well as experience with construction tools
and farming equipment. Prior duck club management would be a
plus. This is an ideal situation for a couple with a high
standard of quality workmanship and good references. Background
and credit checks will be conducted and must be excellent. An
attractive salary, bonus, benefit package and on-site housing are
offered. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

VANCOUVER ISLAND guesthouse resident caretaker position
available. The XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 20-room, 60-guest accommodation
in downtown Nanaimo catering for couples, families, groups and
international travelers who will experience a blend of boutique
hotel, bed and breakfast and international hostel. A resident
caretaker(s) is required to look after the property as if it were
his/her own, and will be the exclusive staff member onsite each
night responsible for check-ins, enquiries/reservations,
emergencies, property maintenance, security and discipline, and
maintaining an atmosphere that will ensure guests have a
pleasurable stay. Remuneration is equal to accommodation November
– April, and additional $500/month is paid May to October. 
Minimum 12-month commitment commencing May 2007. Single male or
couple applicants preferred with related travel/work experience.
Strong customer service and communication skills essential. More
information is at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN

TEMPORARY POSITION of three to six months available in a
Caribbean Paradise (potentially leading to a longer
term/permanent situation) at a new luxury island style home on a
secluded sandy beach on a very quiet and peaceful Caribbean
island. It’s famous for unspoiled marine environment: great
diving, snorkeling, fishing, birding, and beautiful unspoiled
beaches. House needs some detailing work: retouching of woodwork,
painting, beach landscaping, minor repairs and electrical work,
floor refinishing etc. Also general maintenance of house and
grounds, management of the house, house keeping, some cooking,
care of guests etc. Please respond to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONCIERGE - CARETAKER needed for a property in St. Barthelemy -
Caribbean - French West Indies. Can be a couple or one person.
Must be able to garden, cook, clean, maintain property (painting,
plumbing, pool cleaning) and understand the use of internet
networks. Position open from May 1st - December 1st 2008. Need to
speak or at least understand French and be fluent in English.
Experienced in concierge work where property is offered to guest
or professional chef experience a plus. Live and work on St.
Barthelemy. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you
to those candidates who have applied for the position for April -
December 2007. We are very happy to have made an offer to a
Caretaker Gazette subscriber.

COLORADO

MATURE, PERSONNAL ASSISSTANT wanted in southwestern Colorado. I
need someone long-term who is physically fit, energetic, alert,
and knowledgeable in all aspects of paralysis and the needs of
someone who is paralyzed. I'm a very independent person by nature
and successful in all aspects of life. I'm looking to hire a very
Spiritual, respectful, and Motherly type of person who is content
in their life looking for something to care for and do. The job
would include but not be limited to running errands, cleaning my
homes and retreat, cooking meals, shopping, taking care of me and
my pet-pets, traveling? and other things. Salary and Room and
vehicle may be part of package. We will discuss this. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call and leave a message at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CONNECTICUT

LARGE HOUSE on the Connecticut River, dating from 1780, available
for house exchange with anyone in Western Europe or the
Mediterranean. House is situated half way between Boston and New
York, near the small city of Middletown - a university town. Car,
kayaks, canoe, and garden bicycles are all available with the
house. Exchange time is flexible but we would prefer summer or
fall of 2007. Would prefer France, Scotland, or Turkey. Other
countries are still of interest. Time of exchange should be 3 to
8 weeks. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call U.S. phone 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED in Litchfield. This is a live-in position with a
separate two-bedroom house that is 1,600 sq. ft. with
air-conditioning and fireplace. Duties include general custodial
tasks and small repairs. No smoking. Free rent in exchange. We
are looking for a couple or single person. Friendly dog is on
premises. This is not full-time job. To apply, please send your
resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER/HANDYPERSON needed full-time. Must have
experience with home repair and construction, pool, lawn, car and
boat maintenance. Must drive. To apply, please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXX - a Rainforest
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Discovery Centre and Ethnobotanical Gardens on the
Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Due to the remote location of Guaria
de Osa and the holistic nature of our centre, we are looking for
volunteers/interns that meet requirements as posted on our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX Please click on Volunteer Opportunities
and read Our Vision link, or contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXX in California.

IMMEDIATE VACANCY available for a Caretaker in a remote
jungle/oceanfront property in Costa Rica. Requires a minimum one
year commitment. Property of 265 acres and 1½ miles of
ocean front. Couple, Partner's, person with an outside income,
honest, energetic, fit, hard working and knowledge of home
repairs. Spanish speaker big plus. Have dogs and horses. Maintain
property and meet/greet tourists when on property. Live in large
house when not occupied by owners or tourists and in rustic house
when guests are at property. Rent free living in exchange for
keeping the property in top condition and guests happy. A $500
stipend per month will be provided to hire outside help. Provide
your own transportation to property. $1,000 Bond. You can see
more at our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXX  To apply, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX strives to build and produce necessities in harmony
with the earth while helping both the local community and our
visitors live in a sustainable manner. We provide a unique
ecotourism opportunity for our visitors which allows them to
experience life in the rainforest while learning about organic
farming, the local ecology, language and culture, and
reforestation. Living and working at XXXXXXXXXXXXX can be a very
rewarding and fulfilling experience. As a volunteer, you will
have the opportunity to work on existing projects which include
working on our organic farm, sustainable building projects,
national park patrol, working in the kitchen, and maintaining
trails. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

HOUSE/CAT SITTER NEEDED in the United Kingdom. Looking for a
mature person/couple (no children) to look after our seven cats
and home for up to three months in the Autumn of 2007. We live in
the seaside town of Ilfracombe, North Devon. Must be a
non-smoker, and very reliable pet sitter. Please contact us at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I NEED A HOUSESITTER in Southampton, England from February 21 -
April 7. I'm looking for someone who loves dogs to look after my
dog while I'm away for six weeks. For more details, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ECUADOR

VOLUNTEERS needed in the communities of Guayabillas and Santa
Rosa. The two communities are located in the rain forest of
northwestern Ecuador and are so remote they can’t be
reached directly by car. Volunteers will work with community
members on projects like building a community center, working
with children in local elementary schools, and practicing
sustainable forest management work. They’ll enjoy homestays
with local families and explore the beautiful and dramatic
natural surroundings, including pristine rain forest, diverse
native flora and fauna, waterfalls and swimming holes. For more
details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or by emailing 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEER IN THE ECUADORIAN ANDES, Amazon, Coast or the Galapagos
Islands.  We place volunteers in diverse opportunities that
provide a living, working and learning experience with Quichua
families of the Ecuadorian Andes and Amazon making a difference
in their communities. Opportunities include teaching English and
environmental education to Indigenous youth; reforesting one of
the world’s most biologically diverse countries with native
and endemic plant species; and so on. Volunteers are expected to
help families, foundations and biological stations reach their
goals along with helping out in day-to-day activities. In return,
gain invaluable experience that you will keep for a lifetime. You
can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

A SELF STORAGE FACILITY located in Deland is seeking quality
managers with great people and phone skills to fill full time
positions. Will entertain couples or single managers. Free rent,
utilities, and salary provided. Please fax resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SAINT AUGUSTINE homeowner needs housesitter(s). I need one - two
people who own their own travel trailer or motorhome to stay on
my seven acres (no house access). I have a wildlife sanctuary,
where I care for 100 exotic animals (leopards, lions, cougars,
wolves). If you do not have your own trailer, I would be willing
to purchase one. Duties include diet prep for exotic animals,
clean up, and simply watching over the animals, should I have to
go out of town (I live on-site). It's an easy task, lots of fun,
and you get to listen to lions roaring and wolves howling.
Volunteers come out one - two days a week to do all of the work.
I mainly need people who will be here as guardians. You will be
allowed full access to the animal compound. Please call Deborah
at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FRANCE

I WOULD LIKE TO TRADE my large, furnished, six-bedroom, two-bath
house in Lille, France for your furnished four to six-bedroom
house in Southern Marin County. My 6,000 sq. ft. house was built
in the 1940's, has a large kitchen, dining room, living room,
playroom, and has a large garden with play equipment. Lille is a
charming town, well located between London, Brussels, and is one
hour by train to Paris and two and a half hours by car. Perfect
for a big family! It is available for one year with the option
for two or three, beginning in July 2007. My wife, my four
children and I will be working and studying in San Francisco Bay
Area for one to three years. For more info, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm in the Atlanta area.
Person will feed horses, clean some stalls, mow with tractor and
do minor upkeep and repairs. Usually about 25 to 30 hours a week.
Compensation is room in house with separate entrance or place for
your mobile home, $125 per week pay, and possible horse board or
riding privileges. Reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a 10 acre private Horse Farm 80 miles
east of Atlanta. A mature experienced couple would be best
suited. Property is in a well kept gated community fronting on
Lake Oconee. Duties include handling and upkeep of horses and
other pets, maintaining a small barn, yard work including lawns
and gardens and being a general handy-man. Accommodation provided
is a one bedroom fully furnished apartment with balcony
overlooking pastures and lake. Utilities are included plus
salary. We are looking for a long term arrangement. Reliability
and honesty are essential and experience in all aspects of the
job is required. References are needed. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

ALOHA FRIENDS. You are very welcome to come to Hawaii and stay at
our farm for 1-12 months anytime of the year. We are open year
round and welcome volunteer work exchange visitors from all over
the world. Currently we have visitors from Canada, Florida,
Nepal, Australia, Poland, Wisconsin, New Jersey, California, and
Nicaragua. They are very nice people from 19 years old to 56
years old.  Everyone is welcome. This is a great life changing
opportunity for visitor volunteers to develop new friendships
amongst like minded spiritual aspirants and to learn a lot about
farming, yoga, and life. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX and ask for
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or
visit our website:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I AM LOOKING TO SWAP my big island (Puma area) cottage for a
wilderness cabin (there must be easy back-country ski access). My
place is in a pristine black sand area with nearby warm springs,
dolphin swims, snorkeling, steam vents. It’s a nature
lovers dream. I have only 1½ bedrooms, funky but charming.
It is not luxurious, but everyone loves its Hawaii charm. Let me
know if you are interested. Photos available on request. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

AN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY of idealistic homesteaders on Maui is
looking for mature, committed couple(s) for membership.  Our name
is XXXXXXXXXXXXX where we live and means 'the sevens' (a sacred
lucky number to the Hawaiian people). We are the XXXXXXXXXXXXX.
We have created a permaculture farm in the jungles of Maui
devoted to sustainable living. To raise our children naturally,
and teach them the joys of caring for others, raising their own
food and caring for the Earth. We live mostly off the grid. Our
electricity is solar and wind. Our water is rain catch. We are
located in the rural area of Lower Nahiku. For more info, please
go to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CO-CARETAKERS WANTED for a Big Island of Hawaii, 76 acre, beach
front, sustainable homestead/land trust in sunny Kapoho.
Ecological, health conscious, drug free, responsible, energetic,
fit, stable couple (age 20-40's) wanted to co-caretake an off
grid (solar and wind) educational living project, that supports
fair, responsible, sustainable, and healthy living. Work/trade in
exchange for housing: 13 days per month, four hours per day.
Involves feeding chickens, milking goats, coppicing nitrogen
fixing trees for green manure and fodder, and garden maintenance.
 Stipend available for extra days.  Six months minimum but
ideally desire lifetime commitment. 20 foot ferro cement yurt
shape or 20 x 40 foot wood house with panoramic ocean views, rain
water catchment, hot shower, stove, refrigerator, wireless
internet, surfing four miles away, snorkeling 1½ miles. We
share excess organic eggs, goat milk (kefir, mozzarella cheese,
feta, and yogurt) vegetables, and tropical fruits. Desire pet,
child, and auto free. County bus transportation is free. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail mail to XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

XXXXXXXXXXXXX an award-winning self-storage developer, offers an
outstanding opportunity for a high-energy couple to manage a
brand new facility in Honolulu. The facility is technologically
advanced, with outstanding systems and operations support.
Responsibilities include the initial leasing of the new facility;
daily operation of the facility, including ongoing leasing,
billing, collections and reporting; routine onsite maintenance
and oversight of repair professionals; marketing, community
relations and business development; profitable growth and
operation of the facility. Excellent total compensation package
consists of generous salary (dependent on experience), profit
sharing bonuses, on-site housing including utilities, insurance,
and a Simplified IRA. The facility is strictly smoke free. Please
submit both resumes with phone numbers via email to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

XXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in the heart of Island Park, Idaho is
looking for summer help. Our backyard is the Targhee National
Forest; we sit on both banks of the Henry’s Fork of the
Snake River. We are 22 miles south of West Yellowstone,
surrounded by the Continental Divide. We are currently seeking
employees for our summer season, mid-May through Labor Day. We
are looking for housekeepers, front desk, grounds and
maintenance, and restaurant help. Housing available and wages
depending on experience. Please send resume and references to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER wanted for a five bedroom house on a
five-acre farmette in a rural area midway between Chicago and
Milwaukee. You pay utilities, work eight hours a week (mowing,
snow removal, maintenance) in return for a private room and bath
and kitchen privileges. My wife and I travel and will be in the
house only occasionally. For a single person, no pets. Prefer
someone with handyman and carpentry skills and accustomed to
rural property. You will need a car.  Available now.  This is a
long-term position. Please call John at XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A CHICAGO FAMILY seeks the "Best in the World" as their
Household Estate Manager overseeing a staff of 15 for their
beautiful, Old World luxury home. Household includes five
children and no pets. The right candidate will have many years of
experience in a private home, be familiar with the care of
17th-century artwork, have the knowledge necessary to create fine
dining vignettes for billionaires, and have experience and
expertise in many more responsibilities of managing a
multimillion-dollar home. Must be honest, hard-working, and able
to work well with others. This is a live-out position. Salary to
$150,000 plus benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX Please view our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional opportunities.

FEMALE CARETAKER needed ASAP. My wife needs a companion eight
hours a day. In exchange for helping my wife, a private
bedroom/bath will be provided. For more info, please mail your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

INDIANA

CARETAKER needed for the Community Center. Please apply in person
at the XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS needed. Need grounds maintenance of a 10 acre
campground. Administrative duties included. Housing and utilities
are provided. Couples welcome. Applicants must pass a background
check and drug screening. To apply, please mail your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ITALY

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS who are interested in sustainable tourism and
have a passion for nature. Our farmhouse is located between Rome
and Naples, in the Abruzzi National Park. The work of the
volunteers is related to the farm stay and the farm and it varies
a lot from season to season and from day to day. Volunteers work
in the morning and in the afternoon they are never required to
work (during that time they usually explore the area or they
spend time with the guests or they participate in the activities
when it is possible) and then they help with the dinner and
lunch. You will get accommodation and three meals per day. When
they take place and it is possible, you can participate in some
of the activities such as mountain hikes, yoga and visit to the
cheese making shepherd completely free. This experience is
particularly good for people who are willing to learn Italian and
immerse in our culture we are happy to help you. We speak
Italian, English, Spanish and a bit of French. Non smokers
preferred. We are also seeking the following: backpacking
musicians, carpenter, webmaster, photographer, and people
interested in helping us build a commune. For more information,
please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

JAMAICA

WE NEED HELP with the beginning stages of our nature retreat,
organic farm and alternative teaching center. We are in the
process of building our 10-acre primitive retreat center, nestled
in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. We are looking for
partners to help us develop this property. We need people to help
construct our buildings. We are only 2,000’ from the
Caribbean Sea, safe, secure, and private. The farm has a running
river and artesian springs. We grow almost every tropical fruit
and vegetable imaginable. We are registered with environmental
groups and agencies worldwide as a bird and wildlife sanctuary.
Live rent-free in exchange for light maintenance work such as
weeding, raking, gardening, maintenance of fences and buildings,
shopping for supplies, rototilling and weed-eating work.
Applicants should be in good health, handy, and resourceful with
a common sense understanding of nature’s hazards. Currently
only primitive living conditions exist. Serious inquires should
call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX.
You can learn more by visiting our website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

JAPAN

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 300-year-old thatched roof
farmhouse nestled deep in the mountains of Tokushima, Japan.
Alongside the continued care and upkeep of the house, we aim to
establish a model of community-based tourism that works to
sustain the traditional culture of the surrounding area in hopes
of enabling the tourist industry to create and maintain a more
harmonious relationship with the local community. On a day to day
level, XXXXXXXXXXXXX operates as a fledgling organic farm, and a
guesthouse and meeting point for locals and visitors to the area.
All volunteers receive room and board. Visit  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

KANSAS

HORSE RANCH called XXXXXXXXXXXXX on 120 acres in Stilwell needs a
person to do and train employees to care for day to day
maintenance. Our full-service breeding facility is nestled in a
park-like setting. For details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

KENTUCKY

CARETAKER NEEDED for 10 acres of undeveloped land in Mount
Victory, which is in Pulaski County (close to the Tennessee
border). The owner plans to develop the land into a small
farm/homestead. It does not have city water, however, does have a
well. (This property was an old homestead years ago). Searching
for a Christian family (no smokers or drinkers) who are
interested in living rent free on the land, and are welcome to
have their animals and garden in exchange for caretaking the
property. The land should be kept simple and off-grid. Is this
anything that you might be interested in? If so, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

KENYA

XXXXXXXXXXXXX HELPERS is seeking volunteers to work at
orphanages. Volunteers live with a local family that lives near
the homes. In fact, all the volunteers that we have had before
lived in a home-stay with a local family. Work begins at 8am
until about 3pm. Projects include teaching children, puppets,
feeding, giving medicine, and generally staying with the kids.
Length of stay can be a minimum of two weeks up to one year.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or you can visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

SUMMER HELP needed from June - October in Maine. Restaurant
manager couple needed to run a small restaurant with a commitment
to high quality food and service in old coastal Summer community.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED: A COMPATIBLE COUPLE to live on Seguin Island, Maine for
the summer of 2008 (NOT the summer of 2007) to caretake our
majestic historic lighthouse and surrounding 64 acres of grounds,
2½ miles off shore from the mouth of the Kennebec River.
Stewardship includes guiding visitors through the museum and
lighthouse as well as maintenance of grounds and buildings.
Duties are assumed Memorial Day weekend and run through Labor
Day, with one weekday ashore to take care of personal needs.
Qualified applicants will possess outstanding public relations
skills, good work ethics, maritime experience, complete with a
sense of adventure and humor. Weekly stipend of $75.00 per person
may be available. Please send a resume and letter of introduction
to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or to Caretaker Selection Committee, 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: Learn about organic farming, livestock
care, marketing, greenhouse management, homesteading skills, and
more. Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. With 40+
farms participating.  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER PROFILE

“Sheri Lynn Wilson: A Versatile Caretaker”
Date of Birth: 8/21/65
Address:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Travel, reading and writing, films, music, fine
dining, but mostly, experiencing new places, people, cultures,
and learning to adapt to new environments and challenges.
Quote: “Circumstances and situations do color life but you
have been given the mind to choose what the color shall
be.” - John Homer Miller

                                  Sheri Lynn Wilson

        Sheri Lynn Wilson was born and raised in a small town in
Iowa. Sheri recalls, “The extent of my travel experiences
as a child and young teen were family trips to our vacation home
on a little lake in Nisswa, Minnesota every summer.”
Sheri’s first trip out of the U.S.A. came much later in
life when, in her early 20's, she spent a week in Cozumel,
Mexico. According to Sheri, “I was hooked. Mexico became my
newfound love. I knew that someday I would not only go back to
Mexico for another vacation, but I had dreams that I would
eventually wind up living there – and I eventually
did.”
                After graduating from high school in Davenport,
Iowa, Sheri attended cosmetology school and, for the next ten
years, ran a hair salon in Oklahoma. However, Sheri says,
“After a decade, I was tired, worn out, and I finally said
to myself, ‘what have I really accomplished besides debt
and stress?’” It was at that point that Sheri
relocated to Mexico to co-captain a 36-foot trawler in the Sea of
Cortez. She spent six months learning how to read charts and how
to care for a power boat at sea. 
        After this experience Sheri found, “I quickly
realized that I could live a lifestyle that allowed me to travel.
I felt I had a lot to offer the caretaking profession. So, after
reading The Caretaker Gazette for the first time, I started
applying for caretaking jobs.” She responded to an ad in
the Gazette, and accepted a caretaking position on Roatan, an
island off Honduras. 
        On Roatan, Sheri’s responsibilities included
caretaking a large, waterfront, multi-million-dollar estate. She
had her own living quarters, took care of staff, and provided
security for the homeowners while they were sailing on their
yacht. Her skills in running and caring for power boats also came
in handy on Roatan.

        Sheri's next caretaking assignments brought her to Baja,
Mexico, where she spent four years living and working on
off-the-grid homes on the beach. In addition to property and pet
care, Sheri learned how to operate and maintain solar power
systems. Once again, her skill with power boats and navigation
were put to good use on the waterfront properties.
              Sheri notes, "I came back to the U.S. a little
over a year ago and started sifting through the Gazette, looking
for my next job. Through the Gazette, I wound up securing a
caretaking job on a nice ranch style property in the Santa Fe,
New Mexico area."  In addition to caring for horses, cows, a
bull, dogs, and cats, she was responsible for maintaining the
solar system. Sheri recalls, "The owners were very good to
me and taught me a lot about large animal care, life, and not
trying to control everything around me so much." 
        When that assignment ended, Sheri sought a position near
the ocean. Although she loved the landscape and terrain of the
Santa Fe area, she missed living on the water. She recalls,
"I put my 30 day notice in, and started searching the jobs
once again in the trusty Gazette. Via another Gazette ad, I am
now caretaking a very private island off the New England
coast." Sheri is responsible for keeping trespassers off the
private island, communicating with and maintaining good relations
with the U.S. Coast Guard and local harbormasters, and looking
after privately-owned vacation homes, some of which have been
passed down for many generations. According to Sheri, "I am
entirely off the grid here as well, and there are no cars,
restaurants or  movie theatres here but I am within a 2½
mile boat ride from all that. It is a lush, exquisite place,
quiet, tranquil, and mystical."
                Sheri sums up, "How long will I be here? No
telling. At some point I will have no choice but to move on to a
new destination, a new adventure. I am used to off-the-grid
living, but am also familiar with and quite capable of caretaking
fine homes, and with my former management skills, I can tackle
just about anything that might come my way. I have made this my
career, and will be willing to entertain other opportunities as
they present themselves. I am open to long term arrangements as
well. Thanks to The Caretaker Gazette for letting me share my
story. It has opened several wonderful doors for me. My entire
outlook on life and what it is all about is happening right now,
one experience after another. I am loving every minute of
it!"


                      Sheri on the island she is
caretaking

MARYLAND

ANIMAL LOVER needed to help care for farm animals and perform
other farm-related and domestic chores at XXXXXXXXXXXXX, an
organic farm that produces foods solely for donation to the poor.
 100% of the organic vegetables, fruit, eggs, and milk produced
is given away to 109 soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and
emergency food pantries that feed the needy. Garden Harvest,
created in 1993 near Reisterstown, Maryland, is a 100 acre farm
run 90% by volunteers. Room and board are provided, and, for
those that work full time, a stipend. To learn more, please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND HORSE FARM with riding school seeks an experienced
Caretaker/Personal Assistant for a variety of duties, including
property caretaking, errands, grocery shopping, minimal farm
chores, etc. Salary to $40,000 plus housing and benefits. Call
XXXXXXXXXXXXX Please view our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX net for
additional opportunities.

MASSACHUSETTS 

A BOSTON AREA FAMILY seeks a couple for their 12,000 sq. ft. home
on eight acres. Her duties: housecleaning, laundry and ironing,
cooking, grocery shopping, errands, etc. His responsibilities:
yard maintenance, feeding livestock, snow maintenance, formal
meal service, etc. Experience required. Must be energetic and
self-starting, nonsmoking, and child-friendly with discretion,
flexibility, and willing attitudes. Travel required. Salary to
$100,000 plus housing and benefits. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX. 
Please view our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional
opportunities.

MEXICO

PROPERTY on hillside overlooking the southern Oaxaca Valley
seeking someone who desires an alternative experience. The ideal
person would be someone who has knowledge of and experience
pruning grape vines for production! Everything is off-grid and
solar. Two adobe one room places (one my house - one for tools
and batteries). A palapa bathhouse with homemade solar hot water
tanks, shower, tub, compost toilet, clothes washer. A separate
palapa for kitchen and dining room. I've a single terraced
vegetable garden and a chicken coop making organic compost. I'm
building a "real" house based upon the current
infrastructure - adobe on site and so on. Ultimately I'd like to
put in a workshop building and 4 or 5 other single room buildings
for artists or yoga folks or whatever. I've two spare beds in the
bathhouse palapa that work nicely for visitors. Please contact 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

CARETAKER needed full-time, on site, for XXXXXXXXXXXXX rental
properties. Applicants should be mechanically inclined and able
to do general repairs, carpentry, lawn maintenance, snowplowing
and housekeeping. This is an ideal position for a retired or
semi-retired couple. On site housing and salary provided. Please
mail to: XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED. Seeking an animal-loving single or couple with
extensive experience for daily care and management of four
horses; four steers; cats and dogs; and grounds care on our
95-acre private residence and barns on river in Otsego, MI. Horse
care: feed, groom, bathe, exercise, medical attention, groundwork
and knowledge of nutrition. Maintenance: clean stalls, tack and
barn areas; locate and put up hay; maintain grounds (mowing,
weeding, gardening), horse paths, arenas and all farm equipment,
vehicles, small boat, pond; snowplowing, farm and animal errands.
Must be able to operate and maintain a Bobcat, tractor and mower
and transport horses. Dog/cat sitting a necessity. Non-smoker;
sorry, no dogs or children; valid D.L.; criminal/credit
background check; ability to lift up to 75 lbs, plus
responsibility for property and animals 24/7. Salary and housing
provided with vacation plus perks. Duties will vary for
individual vs. couple; couple preferred. Please mail your resume
to: Caretaker,  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

INNKEEPERS - Seeking just the right couple to run an historic,
6-bedroom B&B in Traverse City. Couple will be responsible
for daily operations such as taking reservations, customer
service, cooking, minor household repairs, gardening, supervising
housekeeping staff, etc. Couple will also be responsible for the
marketing of the B&B to grow the business and increase
occupancy rate. Must be proficient in basic computer programs. We
are seeking a hard-working, energetic, enthusiastic couple to
take on this opportunity. Innkeeper’s quarters and income
provided. Prefer long-term commitment. For more details and to
submit your resume for this position, send an email to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MISSOURI

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in the St. Louis Area from June 21 –
July 11. We need someone to stay with our Min Pin in our home in
O'Fallon, Missouri (which is near St. Louis) while we are on
vacation. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

OPENING FOR A COUPLE OR MOTIVATED SINGLE for the summer of 2007.
Do you enjoy nature? Would you like to spend the summer next door
to a wildlife refuge with a lake out your door? Do you like
working with people? Are you willing to work at a variety of jobs
- or specialize in one area? XXXXXXXXXXXXX - a small, family
owned and operated resort in Montana’s remote Centennial
Valley - may just be the place of your dreams. We are seeking
someone to help with housekeeping, help with kitchen prep and
dinner / lunch service, help with yard and building maintenance,
and help interacting with guests from around the country. We are
offering a cash wage, full-hookups, and a food allowance in
return for 5 days a week of work - approximately May 15 to
September 30. Our ideal employee would be someone(s) who would
love living and working here - and would return year after year.
Potential permanent part-time position available to the right
person(s). Learn more about the area by visiting XXXXXXXXXXXXX on
the web. You can learn more about us by visiting our website at:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX For more specific job information – please
email us at:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED A LIVE IN for a rural horse ranch outside of Whitefish with
no animals to care for. The ranch is on the market and is 25
miles northwest of Whitefish in snow country. You pay the
utilities and live there for free. For more details, please call
John at XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ORGANIC LAMB OPERATION on a scenic ranch, an hour east of the
Rocky Mountains, and Glacier National Park, near to town but
located on a river, open to interns interested in learning more
about raising sheep and what being organic entails (a lot of
record keeping, for one thing). Acquire ranch experience by
assisting in upgrading present land conditions through organic
management techniques, wildlife habitat plantings, etc. There is
a lot of fixing up and tearing down as the ranch was homesteaded
over a 100 years ago.  Volunteers sought who can help me realize
this dream of mine to keep this historic ranch viable and
contributing to health, community, and environment. Volunteers
live at the ranch house at the present time. I am hoping a cabin
can get built in the near future to give them their personal
space. Please contact the XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

NEBRASKA

SEEKING full-time Groundskeeper/Maintenance person for Chadron
property. Spraying, weeding, watering, extensive tree shelter
belt for a 1,100 acre ranch. Must be self-motivated and willing
to follow directions. Needs to be capable of working on their own
or as an assistant to an absentee owner. Need a reliable,
competent person. Prefer mechanical, general maintenance and
horticultural experience. Excellent wages and benefits. Send
resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

CARETAKER WANTED for a Lake Tahoe estate. This is a full-time
position. Some mechanical experience and computer skills
required. No smoking. Benefits and salary depend on experience.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

LIVE AND WORK in the White Mountains of NH. We operate as an
organic farm and educational homestead specializing in gardening,
animal husbandry, forestry, ecological construction, woodworking,
culinary artistry, and community outreach. Opportunities exist
year round.  For more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX by
calling XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

NEW JERSEY

CARETAKER WANTED for a 50 acre farm in Hunterdon County New
Jersey. Responsibilities include maintaining gardens, upkeep of
buildings, animal care, etc. Horse experience a plus. Excellent
salary and benefits. No housing provided. Must be dependable and
self-motivated. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXX is in the foothills of the
Ramapo Mountains of rural New Jersey, only 45 minutes from
mid-town Manhattan. At camp we are surrounded by the natural
beauty of 500 acres of wooded land and a 60 acre spring-fed lake.
Caretaker will be responsible for lead facility maintenance and
repairs program for this year round camp. Must have experience in
plumbing, electric, carpentry. Need to have your own tools and
valid driver’s license. Please email your resume and cover
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXX

DO YOU WANT A HOME? Caretaker/housekeeper couple wanted for an
idyllic 15 acre property in Western New Jersey, two bedroom
apartment in separate building with private driveway.
Responsibilities include landscaping, masonry, carpentry,
extensive knowledge of equipment, workshop, must be self starter,
organized: housekeeper must be obsessively clean, light cooking.
Salary $80,000+ depending on experience, capabilities, and
references. Must care for property as your own. Must drive and
have legal status. Principals only, no agencies. Will consider
caretaker job separately from couple. email your resume and
reference list to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

MATURE COUPLE, with no dependent children, needed to reside on a
working horse ranch. Nice new two bedroom, two bath house
provided. Grounds/maintenance: knowledge of drip irrigation,
mowing, and general grounds upkeep of housing and equipment.
Housekeeping: General housekeeping duties, shopping for owners
and guests, cooking for owners and guests, and caring for the
owner’s pets. This position does not include working with
horses. References will be checked, and drug testing is required.
Salary is negotiable. Please forward your resume with references
and all related experience to Human Resources, XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
fax to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

A BUFFALO FAMILY with five children under age 10 is seeking an
Estate/Household Manager for their 20,000 sq ft historical home
with 40 rooms on two acres. Must have experience or training in
working in a private home. Responsibilities include supervising
contractors, providing hospitality to guests, cooking,
supervising and training household staff, formal dining service,
coordinating social functions, etc. Must have real service
attitude. Salary commensurate with skills and experience and
includes living accommodations and benefits. XXXXXXXXXXXXX Please
view our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional opportunities.

MILLBROOK, NY: Seeking ethical professional or couple to assist
with private horse farm, long term. If you desire an honest life
in beautiful country (two hours from NYC) with farms, friendly
people and culture you'll love it here. Responsibilities include
all aspects of care for 5-10 horses, barn/grounds maintenance
including mowing and firewood. Must be comfortable with
machinery/tractors. Carpentry and riding experience helpful.
Occasionally will be required to care for house and cats when
owners are away. Approximately 20-30 hours a week required in
exchange for private new two-bedroom house. Please email your
resume and contact info to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

GARRISON, NY. Looking for a congenial, retired couple in good
health to assist with a private compound, long term. Quiet
setting with meadows, ponds and lots of open space in an
interesting, eclectic community, one hour by car or train from
NYC. Responsibilities include care for grounds, errands and
checking on house and pets when owners are away. Occasional
assistance with entertaining. Experience with carpentry, building
systems and small equipment helpful. Approximately 20-25 hours a
week required in exchange for a private new two-bedroom cottage,
including utilities. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
mail to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

A BUFFALO AREA adult couple seeks a full-time Household
Manager/Housekeeper for their 6,000 square foot home. They have
another home in Jamaica that they visit about four times a year.
Responsibilities include cooking, housecleaning, running errands,
handling household files and paperwork, coordinating social
functions, laundry, and gardening. They require someone who is
self-motivated and really enjoys and takes pride in their work.
They have three cats and one child who visit on the weekends. The
Household Manager will supervise a part-time employee. Because
some members of the family smoke, smoking applicants are
acceptable. Salary commensurate with skills and experience and
includes private housing. XXXXXXXXXXXXX Please view XXXXXXXXXXXXX
for additional opportunities.

NEW ZEALAND

HOUSESITTER needed from May 7 - September 19, 2007 in Northland,
Kerikeri, New Zealand. We have a cat, four budgies and a Rainbow
Lorikeet. We are looking for a mature responsible person or
couple, retired would be fine, who is great at looking after
house, garden and pets. Bird lovers would be great! The garden
and house will not need much maintenance. The budgies are in an
aviary and easy to handle and the cat loves to have company.
Lori, the lorikeet, is a nectar eater, and needs fresh food
daily. He loves to chat and is also in a separate aviary. We are
living in town, but nice and private with some native bush and a
large pond. At the moment we are looking mainly for somebody for
the time we are going to Europe this year. Our plans are to do
this every year. So it would be great to find somebody who would
like to do it every year. But this is not essential. For more
information, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER needed from time to time in Kamo. Must be flexible.
We need a casual sitter on call, sometimes for two nights, and
sometimes longer. Kamo is a small township north of Whangarei. It
is famous for having the northernmost traffic lights in New
Zealand. email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NICARAGUA

HOTEL MANAGING COUPLE POSITION available in the Nicaraguan
Caribbean. This is a perfect position for a couple looking to run
a small beachfront eco-lodge on an English speaking traditional
remote Caribbean Island with incredible fishing and diving. We
have 13 cabins and 6 beachfront acres 45 miles off of Nicaragua's
Caribbean coast. MSNBC called XXXXXXXXXXXXX one of the 18
best-kept island secrets in the world. We invite you to send a
resume and photo. Serious inquiries will receive a job
description and more information about compensation. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

LIVE FREE! Eastern NC property manager needed for an upscale
doublewide development of 18 homes on twenty acres. Duties
include minor maintenance, groundskeeping and tenant management.
This is ideal for a retired couple. Quiet, county location just
ten miles north of Jacksonville (off Hwy 17), and twenty minutes
to the ocean. References and a complete background check
required. Please email:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING: Searching for a 50+, quiet,
non-smoke/drink/drugs person for 10 - 15 hours per week to do
light housekeeping and seasonal pool maintenance of a 2,300 sq.
ft. house in a rural area near Raleigh, NC. In exchange, will
provide a 4-room furnished apartment with utilities. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

A CLEVELAND FAMILY seeks a Household Manager. This position
requires a patient, caring individual with a warm, cheery
demeanor who can wear many hats. Experience and/or professional
training required. Responsibilities include assistance with
housecleaning, running errands, maintaining the family’s
calendar, overseeing staff, vendors and other professionals,
party planning, etc. Salary to $60,000. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or view our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX for additional
opportunities.

A NEW ALBANY FAMILY with a 15-month-old child seeks two live-out
employees who will fill the following needs: part-time cooking,
part-time childcare, full-time housekeeping, and full-time
household management. These duties can be divided in any way
between the two people. This is a brand-new 6,000 sq ft house
that will become the family's home in March. No smokers, please.
Must have experience and/or training. If employees have
passports, they may be able to accompany the family in travel to
England, South Africa, and India. This is a wonderfully nice
family that you will love providing top-notch service to. Salary
commensurate with skills and abilities and includes benefits.
Please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

MOTEL MANAGEMENT Couple needed for an Oregon Coast Motel. This is
a live-in-position. Office duties, maintenance and housekeeping
experience is helpful; other duties necessary. Send resume to:
Motel  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

PERMANENT HONEST AND RELIABLE horse care needed for a Morgan
sport horse farm. Lovely, wild and remote setting on a river 35
minutes from Jacksonville, Oregon. Prefer a loving couple where
one party works from home (satellite internet and multiple phones
lines available), and partner cares for 15 or so horses in
exchange for housing. Property has large organic garden and fruit
trees. Must be able to work independently, enjoy outdoor work,
love animals, put tools away, and take pride in the appearance of
the property. Ideal couple participates in large garden and small
orchard by helping with weeding, eating, and loving the garden
and its kitty cats and chickens year round. Experience with
stabled horses, mares and foals required. Responsibilities
include twice daily feeding, stall cleaning, barn upkeep,
handling youngsters along with whatever needs to be done.
Compensation includes a lovely two bedroom, one bath fully
restored vintage farmhouse with separate studio and other small
buildings in various stages of repair. No dogs in the house;
couple may have two horses; and a reasonable number of dogs,
cats, and other critters suitable to lifestyle and facilities.
References required. Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the
premises. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX with "Horse
care" in the subject line.

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER needed. Ideal for a couple. Work on a
beautiful 32 acre Bucks County estate with lake. Housecleaning,
property and pool maintenance, mowing, gardening, driving,
housesitting/animal care etc. Included is charming three bedroom
cottage plus salary, and 401k pension benefits. Experience and
references required. Please email resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS needed. Two year-round, full-time caretakers needed
for a private sportsman's club in the Pocono Mountains, near
Bushkill, PA. Must have experience in cooking, cleaning, and
maintenance repair work for indoor and outdoor equipment. Salary
including health care, housing and all amenities provided. Club
consists of woodlands, lake and a 15 bedroom clubhouse with
attached caretakers’ residence. Position starts April 1,
2007. If interested and you have a love of the outdoors, write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX with your background and qualifications.

MANAGER WANTED, long-term, for a small mobile home park in the
country near Reading. Newly renovated house across from park is
provided. Strong management skills required. Please reply to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH CAROLINA

MYRTLE BEACH Swap available. Mature couple wishes to swap very
nice two bedroom, two bath condominium on the ocean front in
Myrtle Beach, for thirty days or so. What have you? Like New York
City; Portland, Maine; Molokai, Hawaii; and Vermont.  This is a
very nice property and only a refined, cultural, couple with
impeccable references is to be considered. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE

WE NEED SOMEONE who would be willing to live in our home on eight
acres in the Sequatchie Valley (between Whitwell and Dunlap),
keep it neat and clean, as well as mow the yard, keep the leaves
off the grass in the fall, remove leaves from the roof and
gutters, fertilize the yard, general yard clean up in the fall
and again in the spring and periodic weeding of beds and trimming
of shrubbery. Our home is three bedrooms, two baths. You may
bring your dogs with you, provided they are not diggers, are
housebroken, and well behaved. No cats! We have a large fenced
backyard, approximately one acre. There will be no monetary
compensation for the position. We will check your references.
Please contact Jeff and Cindy if you have are interested. We look
forward to hearing from you:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

RANCH CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE position available. We need a self
starter who is dependable, trustworthy, honest and mature.
Variety of duties include: maintenance and upkeep of farm
property, landscaping and residences; raising and selling deer;
and operation and maintenance of various related farm equipment.
Ideal candidate is a jack-of-all-trades and must work with little
supervision and effectively with other farm employees.
Compensation based on abilities and initiative. Housing on
property a possibility. Please fax your resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER needed for a premium hunting ranch in South, TX,
(Laredo area). Live onsite. House furnished. Remote location.
Gets very hot in summer. Couple preferred. Quiet. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND / CARETAKER NEEDED. Looking for a long term
full-time/year round employee on our small South Texas Ranch.
Live on property. Care for animals, build and maintain fencing,
landscaping, barn care and all other property maintenance. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SMALL WORKING RANCH in the Texas Hill Country is looking for a
retired individual or couple to assist with ranch chores, horse
care, maintenance and repairs. 50 amp hookup available, but no
septic. Or small older hunter's cabin. Must be very fit and have
own insurance. Must have equine experience and be handy with
tools and machinery. Not suitable for people with children. Small
stipend. This position is available now, and is long term.
Background check required. Please contact us via email at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH COUPLE needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXX in Cat Spring. Drug
screen and background check required. This is a full-time,
live-in position. Maintenance background (plumbing, HVAC, some
electrical, carpentry, equipment maintenance). Maintain grounds,
landscaping, mowing, feed and care of animals. See to guests'
needs and guest activities; i.e., horseback riding, trap
shooting. Housekeeping for B&B. Free rent, utilities, and
salary. Communicate clearly with a professional demeanor. No
felonies. No smoking, no drugs, and no drinking. Please fax your
resume XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ANTIQUE SHOP/HOME in the Texas Hill Country located on small
acreage seeks an energetic working couple. Our business is
growing and we need long-term help with retail, groundskeeping,
general handyman/carpentry, domestic animal care, furniture
refinishing - will train if necessary. Prefer couple no smoking,
no children - house pets and horses OK. We also have an RV site
or cabin for a carpenter/refinisher. Scenic rural setting 40
minutes from San Antonio/3 hours from the coast. Property
includes antique roses, herb and vegetable gardens, mock
"old towne." We are motivated people with high
standards and solid work ethics that appreciate the same
qualities. Housing plus salary. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

THAILAND

NON-PROFIT EDUCATIONAL PROJECT called XXXXXXXXXXXXX for rural,
local primary/high schools in rural areas. We are in a beautiful
province in Northeastern Thailand, close to Southern Laos. We
welcome volunteers from all over the world to teach English at a
rural school in the Northeastern Thailand. The project has been
carefully designed by our staff who have been working closely
with children and international volunteers at previous English
camps. Interested volunteers please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

UTAH

NEED A HIGHLY MOTIVATED, energetic couple who loves the outdoors
to manage an Up-scale Bed and Breakfast and four cottages.
Responsibilities include cooking breakfast, light housekeeping,
maintenance, reservations, maintaining four hot tubs, managing
housekeepers and ordering supplies. The Inn is located on 80
acres bordering the east boundary of beautiful Bryce Canyon
National Park. It is located in the town of Tropic, population
500, and is 1½ hours from shopping and an airport. The
position opens the first of March and we would like a two year
commitment. Includes housing, monthly salary and bonus tied to
gross income. Please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXX and
contact us at  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

VANUATU

HOUSESITTER WANTED for an oceanfront holiday villa in Port Vila,
Vanuatu, Pacific Islands from April 2007 - January 2008.
Housesitter required for our Harbor front home in Port Vila. Free
rent in return for caretaking responsibilities. This is an
idyllic position; with fabulous diving straight off land. For
more details, please email Martin and Margaret at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VENEZUELA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a colonial home in a small fishing village
in Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Six months minimum - prefer a two
year commitment. No salary. You will be responsible for your own
airfare. Light duties, need home occupied. For more details,
please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

VERMONT 

COUPLE NEEDED for a home and grounds in the Londonderry area.
This rare year-round opportunity is available for an experienced
professional couple, having no less than five years experience.
Excellent compensation with medical plan available. An updated
cottage with modern facilities is provided for living on the
property. Caretaker must have extensive experience working and
repairing all related equipment necessary to keep a house and
property in first-class condition year round. Housekeeping needs
to be immaculate in maintaining large home with occasional light
cooking and laundry. This full-time, year round situation
requires a dedicated couple who take much pride in their work.
Please write giving details of past experience of caretaking,
housekeeping and availability to start. All letters will be read
carefully and interviews will follow. Position opens around April
1st. XXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY and retreat center seeks members.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small spiritual community, retreat center, and
organic homestead secluded on 120 acres in the hills of Northeast
Vermont. 2 - 6 Members share daily meditation, work, and noon
meal. Private accommodations, vegetarian food, plus stipend
provided. To learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA from June 22 - July 24:
Estate with pool on five acres, 30 minutes from Washington DC.
Includes the care of two small well-behaved dogs. DC offers many
cultural diversions: theatres, museums, National monuments.
Modest  stipend. Prefer a single non-smoking individual; cannot
accommodate children/pets.  (Not ideal for those considering
divorce or trial separation.) Happy to answer questions via
email:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a Waterfront Estate in York County.
Knowledge of the trades, boats, houses, pools, etc. desired. Must
be mechanically inclined and have lots of local connections.
Flexible hours. To apply, please send a letter or resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.  

WORKING VACATION available. We offer a rent-free vacation here at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Located on Blue Ridge Parkway, in Floyd. Flexible
time periods are available. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Please visit our website at:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small organic farm and retreat nestled in the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County. We are
situated on 82 beautiful acres with many hiking trails, a
year-round creek, several streams and springs, two ponds, a
beautiful forest, views of the surrounding mountains, and
abundant wildlife. We will furnish a cabin, a tractor and the
land. We need an organic farmer with similar vision and
dedication for organic farming. This is a wonderful opportunity.
If you have questions please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX or 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

GARDENER/CARETAKERS WANTED for a permaculture farmstead in the
fertile Skagit valley foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Basic
skills and ambition to help plan and implement early vegetable
plantings, greenhouse development, and garden maintenance sought
for 6 - 8 months. Non-smoking couple without pets sought for 50
total hours/week. Light duties maintaining rabbit and cat
population. Mechanical skills and interest to monitor/ maintain
renewable energy and farm systems helpful but will train. Small
cottage and utilities provided. Own car would be helpful. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

WEST VIRGINIA

CAMP CARETAKER NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Job requires cooking,
general building maintenance, general electrical and plumbing
repairs, grounds maintenance, equipment maintenance, scheduling
and recordkeeping, cleaning snow removal, sewage treatment
facility, purchasing supplies, and other duties as assigned by
the Recreation Board. Compensation for this position will include
a modest salary and a house with basic utilities provided.
Successful candidates will be subject to a background check.
Please mail your resume and cover letter to  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

XXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEER opportunities available. We have a lovely
36-acre estate with about six acres of organic vegetable gardens.
It stands to reason then that we could use help to steward this
lovely space. We need nature trails trimmed, flower gardens
maintained, help in the organic vegetable gardens and even help
with our Guest Program - we are a B&B and in international
hostel. Our busiest months are May through October. We are
located about 35 minutes north of Milwaukee in the beautiful
Kettle Moraine area. Our web site has more information. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit 
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINTENANCE/CARETAKER needed. Seeking an on-site experienced
Caretaker. Can be a single or couple. Must be very organized,
with good people skills and high energy a must. Skills should
include plumbing, electric, boiler, and A/C. Also, snow removal
and grounds care. Must have own tools. Position includes
apartment, a competitive wage, plus benefits. Please send your
resume to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

SINGLE/COUPLE NEEDED for a live-in salaried lodge position for a
small, upscale lodge in Cora, WY located 79 miles southeast of
Jackson Hole, WY and 30 miles north of Pinedale. Currently
seeking live-in, salaried help. Positions can either be year
round or seasonal based on employee needs. The seasons are late
December to April, sometimes into the beginning of April, and
then again from June to October. I am looking for people who are
willing to help in every aspect of running the lodge, from
cleaning rooms and cooking to basic maintenance and wrangling to
entertaining guests. In the winter, we offer snowmobiles for
rent, sell gas to snowmobilers, and are open to the
‘public’ for lunch. In the summer, we have horses for
guided trail rides and fly fishing trips, but are not open to the
public for lunch. Experience is always a plus, but a willingness
to learn is just as appreciated. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

**TOP COUPLE NEEDED** Beautiful ranch in Bondurant, Wyoming needs
an excellent and polished live in couple. Knowledge of formal
service required. Exceptional housekeeping, cooking, handyman,
driving, etc. Knowledge of wine a plus. Spacious cottage and full
benefits with 401K plan. Must be legal and have minimum five
years experience. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX0 or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SNOWED-IN XXXXXXXXXXXXX at 8,200 feet, 50 miles north of
Pinedale, Wyoming, 22 miles from nearest plowed road, needs a
caretaker. Various length stints are available through June 1.
Gorgeous scenery, rich wildlife, indoor plumbing, home-generated
electricity, wood heating, radio-telephone and satellite
Internet. Electrical and mechanical savvy a plus. See
XXXXXXXXXXXXXfor pictures. Responsibilities: 1) be there, 2) keep
water running, 3) monitor weather station, 4) feed cat, 5) shovel
two roofs if snow exceeds three feet. No pay, but we supply food,
fuels and "utilities". Snowmobile not provided.
References required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Super Duper (Itinerant) Girl Friday on permanent call for
your personal and business needs. Bookmark: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking Employment as Caretaker: 49-year-old male with own
source of income would like to caretake your second home in
southern Colorado. Due to partial disability I am not able to
work full time anymore. I am however, able to do minor repairs,
upkeep and general maintenance. All I require is housing and
utilities in exchange for making sure your property is looked
after properly. I come from a ranching and construction
background. My main trades were carpentry, farriery (horseshoer)
and horse training. I am able to do most jobs required to upkeep
a home and property. You can contact me on my cell phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Host Artist Get Custom Mural Exchange for a place to live,
work near beach. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Qualified ranch manager with integrity, seeking a long
term position as caretaker or overseer of your ranch. Vast
experience with horses and cattle having managed my own herd for
twenty-two years. Come with excellent references. Would like to
relocate in the Southwest but would consider other areas with the
right situation. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX and leave a message.

Gardener/handyman and cook/writer, married, obsessive
about keeping things tidy indoors and out, seeking long-term
caretaking position in Europe, beginning Fall/Winter 2007.
Experienced, mature; references available. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property Caretaker for your North Georgia property/farm so
you can travel or remain independent longer. Single, female, 5+
years experience, references, loves animals/garden. Part-time
pastor, Marietta, Georgia, willing to commute for right
situation. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Park City, Utah. Grad-level educated couple with a growing
Property Management Company looking for situations/new clients.
Please call John/Erica from XXXXXXXXXXXXX at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Worldwide traveling housesitter available. Also available
as a website/computer assistant. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Estate Manager/Chief-Of-Staff position, Washington, DC.
Polished, hospitality professional. 25-years experience: staff
management, administration, operations, special events.
Self-starter. High standards. Strong aesthetic sense. Solid
background in real estate. Working knowledge: buildings, grounds,
systems, security. Excellent project management skills.
Experience directing, mentoring, motivating staff/vendors in
multiple locations. Educated and hands-on training; classical,
gourmet, ethnic foods preparation as-well-as fine dining, French
formal and alfresco table preparation/service. Keen interest in
preservation and care of fine homes and furnishings. Solid
technology background. Desire live-out position. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

House/Pet Sitter for assignment near Brunswick, Maine
beginning in May through September. Time is flexible since I am a
retired teacher and have excellent references. It can be one
house or several short term. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Housesitter available. Shy, short, ugly man, fond of
extended periods of self-pity, middle-aged, flatulent and
overweight, seeks rent-free living. Need a quiet place to
finishing writing my epic novel. I will be a pleasant
housesitter. Please email Sid at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Situation Wanted:  Dependable 53-year-old Christian
American seeking a live-in/caretaking position in Italy or
Ireland. References available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Georgia, Carolinas preferred. Writer and pianist needs
wooded seclusion up to nine months. Yard, house care experience
in the Emory University area. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Estate/ House Manager available to manage the care and
maintenance of grounds and estate/private home. Areas of interest
Hawaii, Missouri, Coastal Regions. Professional references.
Please contact Keith at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or XXXXXXXXXXXXX   

Many ads ask for couples. I am a 33-year-old female.
Looking for male who would like to caretake with me.  Prefer a
warm climate. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX to see if we are
compatible.

Caretaker available, remote wilderness experience, prefer
isolated ocean, lake, or river properties. Willing to travel.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Responsible, easy-going,
flexible couple interested in caretaking your home for the
spring/summer or longer in LHC area. Please contact Debbie at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Married couple - engineer, teacher - seek long term house
sitting/caretaker position (6 months to one year) beginning
September ’07 western Washington State or San Juan Islands.
He is a mechanical/structural engineer with 45+ years experience
maintaining homes, vehicles, machinery, boats. She has 20+ years
experience teaching a variety of subjects grades K-8; Washington
State Certified.  Non-smokers, hard-working, honest, dependable,
financially stable, love animals, well-traveled. Web page
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Spiritual Horsewoman experienced responsible educated
looking to caretake with serenity. North Carolina, Colorado. Can
school horses, teach kids, equine
massage, Reiki. References. Please contact Andree at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Are you looking for a trained, knowledgeable
property/animal caretaker/ security to live on your Western
States property? 55-year-old female with mega-references and
experience available to relocate immediately for the right
position. Requires long-term small private living space,
accommodation, one horse. Guaranteed reliability, dedication,
honesty, respect of privacy, much more to your advantage 24/7.
Background in ranching, horses, law enforcement,
secretarial/bookkeeping, management, housekeeping/cooking. If you
have a position and need me, call XXXXXXXXXXXXX All calls will be
returned or write XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker, handyman, farmer, mechanic and more. Single,
mature, physically fit and capable man seeks long term
opportunity. Skilled in building and infrastructure maintenance.
Solid mechanical ability. Have all own tools. Experienced in
horticulture, crop production and landscape work. Able to
operate, maintain and repair most farm and construction
equipment. Fencing, timber, road and trail work plus snow
removal. No fear or work or weather. Innovative and inventive.
Good at budget and asset management. Safety and security
awareness. Common sense. Committed to quality work and exemplary
appearances.  If you have a challenge and want your expectations
exceeded contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

I'm a single female in my 50's who is looking for a
light/moderate duty caretaking position out in the country or
small town in Ohio, Kentucky, the Carolinas, or Georgia. I don't
smoke or drink and I'm a down home country person whose very
reliable, mature, responsible and long term would be ideal. Also,
having a chance to learn homesteading skills would be a definite
plus. Oh, I have a small well behaved house dog. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Are you going on sabbatical? Do you need a
caretaker/housesitter for your home/farm/ranch/homestead? Mature,
dependable, level-headed, and responsible degreed woman seeks
long term caretaker/assistant position in Flagstaff, AZ area.
Prefer separate living quarters on property with modest salary.
Background in business, legal, and insurance. Will
coordinate/facilitate maintenance, household and business tasks.
Experience with organic gardening, chickens, horses, pets.
Elder friendly, health conscious, spiritual, meditation,
yoga, flower essences, homeopathy. Available April 2007. Please
call Alice at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Excellent Couple, with a 10-year-old son, available to
serve your needs. I am retired and have a lot of handyman
experience. I've had my own lawn mowing service for five years
and can do minor electrical, plumbing and irrigation work. My
wife is an excellent cook and can do light housekeeping. She also
loves to garden. We are able to travel anywhere. We will
"sign on" for a minimum of six months, perhaps longer.
You will not be disappointed with us. References available on
request. For more details about our credentials, please call
between 4pm and 9pm EST at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax, or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Gleneden to Waldport, Oregon. Responsible senior wishes to
housesit and/or petsit. Please email:  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Need a Ranch Caretaker? Experienced, able-bodied, single
man available, year-round. I have years of ranch caretaking
experience. Will return all calls. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Excellent, experienced caretaking team available in spring
or early summer for a variety of paid assignments: personal or
historic properties, inn/estate management, seasonal help, or
extended housesitting engagements. Prefer Northern or coastal
U.S., but will consider other interesting locales. Outstanding
professional references. Please contact/visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information.

Entrust the things dear to you: your home, pets, plants,
possessions to an experienced, professional couple. We will
warmly tend to them in your absence. We desire a housesitting or
caretaking situation, preferably, but not limited to, the
southwestern U.S. Available mid-June, after completing a 9-month
assignment in Alaska. Handy with tools, experienced with
renewable energy systems, and most facets of property
maintenance. Non-smokers, no drugs; educated (she-B.A., artist;
he - Ph.D., writer). Prefer 2 months or longer. Excellent
references. Please reply XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Semi retired general contractor/artist/writer, from
California, 56, B.S. Recreation Education, seeks long term
position similar to current situation. Living and working on
large ranch estate in Oregon doing remodeling, carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, cabinets, general maintenance, and repairs
of all kinds. I also take care of property as owners travel a
lot. I am very organized and responsible with high level job
skills, management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Single and can live anywhere. Great health, no alcohol or drug
problems and non-smoker. Please call James at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Cook/kitchen manager available for a ranch/home. Requires
salary, living quarters, access to horse with tac. Single woman,
sculptor, 47, with references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature couple looking for a caretaking position in Napa or
Sonoma County, California. Brendan is a soil scientist, vineyard
manager, all around handy guy. Fawn is a medical professional
close to retirement. We have experience in major remodeling,
apartment management and have both owned restaurants. Please
contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Writer Needs Warm, Sunny Place, minimum 3 months.
39-year-old non-smoking female with small, clean dog will happily
care for your home, mail, gardens, pets and plants. Stipend
requested for more involved caretaking.   Flexible schedule. 
Allergic to cats but one cat in clean household ok. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Greater Atlanta or NC Research Triangle areas.
Professional, single woman between careers seeking
housesitting/Petsitting/caretaking position. Looking for
attractive, safe location, with some community amenities, to
spend time on career/life strategy. Very dependable, trustworthy,
clean, and considerate. Enjoy pets and gardens. Please contact me
at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Ranch woman seeking caretaking position in Colorado. Have
experience with cattle, sheep, horses, dogs, and kids. Neat,
clean, hardworking, sensible Christian that can do it all.
References available.  Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Personal assistant position desired, near I-95, the
Atlantic coast, Maine to Florida; salaried, full-time, preferably
long-term. Retired female, energetic, flexible, 65 and
young-at-heart. Multi-talented professional academic library
director wants creative, intellectually stimulating position.
Strengths include new and renovation construction projects,
scientific/medical/social science research, household
organization and staff management, other typical home-based PA
responsibilities. Special interests: fine and performing arts,
public radio, museums, natural history, whole and locally grown
food. Able to travel and move between homes, no personal or pet
encumbrances, in good health, non-smoker, excellent credentials.
Live-in or live-out, prefer the latter. Deliberately avoiding all
healthcare duties. Have health insurance from major DC
University. Expect all other benefits normally accorded
professionals. Salary offers evaluated on basis of benefits,
retirement annuities, locale. Must agree to mutual evaluation of
credentials.  XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible couple (ages 42 and 48) dreaming of
homesteading. Willing to be caretaker/land steward of your
property in exchange for a little spot of our own. Not particular
about which state as long as we find a good match. Experience
with gardening, livestock, and farm machinery. Please contact us
at: XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature couple with two children living in our own home in
Sweden, looking for a long term caretaking position in America.
We long for our roots and want to get back to caring for a farm
or ranch as we have previously done. (Not restricted to Farm or
Ranch). Man is electrician by trade and self-taught carpenter.
Wife is a program director (Texas Tech University) working as a
PE and Language teacher in Sweden. Very clean, Non-smoking, with
references. Tel XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple looking for a position taking care of your farm or
estate. Extensive equine experience and knowledgeable about other
livestock. Also experienced in mechanics, carpentry, and all
aspects of construction.  Would prefer to stay in New England or
the Mid-Atlantic states. Must provide housing and salary. Contact
Emily at XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Position Wanted: Florida. Responsible and self-motivated
Caretaker for your property and/or business who is willing to
exchange services for housing. Excellent at communicating and
organizing and keeping employees focused on their work.
Experienced at all aspects of managing and maintaining a property
or business. College educated, with a background as a consultant
setting up quality management systems. I am also an animal lover
and cultivator of beautiful flowers and gardens. Contact Donna at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HS Math Teacher and Santa Monica College Professor with
daughter (family of three with cat) seeking a housesitting
position (Southwest San Fernando Valley, CA) for 1-2 months in
Spring '07. Undergoing home renovations. Please contact:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature woman with excellent combination of organizational
and managerial skills relevant to a position as personal
assistant and/or private chef. Considerable experience in
numerous sectors of the hospitality industry, event planning, and
estate management on an elite level. Willing to travel. Resume
and references upon request. Contact Gisele at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Above And Beyond in dependability and discretion, as well
as very honest with outstanding references. I can be trusted to
take excellent care of your house, plants and animals, and can
also supervise maintenance/cleaning and lawn people. I understand
that a home, regardless of its price range, reflects the
incalculable value of the life within. I am a non-smoking female
who is relocating to the Ft Lauderdale area. You will not be
disappointed.  Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Sun Valley, Idaho. Professional couple, 50s, seeks long
term, live-in caretaking position in the Valley. Long-time area
residents who don’t smoke or drink are skilled, stable,
reliable, motivated, and highly organized. We possess integrity,
honesty, and dependability. Stu is former Merchant Marine Chief
Engineer and business owner. Toni is an office manager,
bookkeeper, and former business owner who has successfully raised
three children. Excel- lent references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Intelligent, dedicated and resourceful Personal Assistant
available in Austin TX. Ten years experience in corporate
communications and 18 months as Personal Assistant. Enjoy being a
support person to the right person and changed careers to leave
the cubicle world behind. 20 years in Austin, graduated UT Austin
with honors. Excellent references. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible husband/wife team looking for a long term
position. Husband is a licensed builder with 30 years experience
in all facets of construction and other skilled trades. Wife has
many years administrative experience and managing employees. She
is an organizer and computer friendly.  Wife has a CDL
driver’s license. Both have a concealed weapons permit for
security. Wife is currently a corrections officer at a facility
holding over 400 inmates for the past two years.  We prefer
working in the North Carolina, South Carolina or Augusta, GA
areas, but will consider all areas. We have passports and are
willing to travel. For more Information and references, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature woman seeks caretaking position. Writer, quiet,
animal lover. Have owned/managed 5 homes (rentals). Speak
English, French, and Spanish. Have two small well-behaved dogs.
Available from May 2007. US (west of Dakotas to Mexican border,
consider others), CAN (BC, AB), Mexico (anywhere). Please email
Kate: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Personal Assistant/Companion. Multi-talented professional
wants position on surfing coast. Designer, artist, teacher,
personal trainer, personal assistant, writer. Love pets,
gardening, and natural foods. Intellectual, cultural, athletic,
healthy, easy-going. Surfs for exercise. Salary offers evaluated
on basis of benefits, locale. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple seeking opportunity to manage estate, gentlemen
farm or similar property. Presently managing country inn.
Previous experience of 10 years entailed the construction,
management and maintenance of small Caribbean resort with
on-going expansion and up-grade projects (water plant, power
plant, roads, and additional units - XXXXXXXXXXXXX). We are both
very flexible, adaptable and open-minded individuals. Excellent
previous and present references available upon request. Please
contact Mike and Sue at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Energetic, upbeat 50+ female seeking active but not
stressful rural caretaking position (off grid ok), all locations
considered.  30+ years experience with animals, specializing in
dog training, day care/boarding, handling, breeding. Skilled with
dairy and beef cows, camelids, dairy goats, pigs, chickens, cats
and ferrets. Some experience with horses, mules, donkeys,
miscellaneous exotics. Extensive accounting, alternative
hospitality industry management experience; able to schmooz,
think on my feet successfully and milk cows or clean stalls and
buck hay or clean rooms and serve meals or manage your business,
but not all day every day, please. Prefer quasi-isolation and
relaxed environment. Non-smoking, fairly private but easygoing,
reliable, cheerful, practical and competent, surpass employer
expectations routinely – did I mention humble?  My
companion, Buddha (a singularly well-behaved 2 year old neutered
standard poodle), and I are looking for that just right location
(spectacular nature, some limited income, simple lifestyle,
working for/with folks who value honesty and live close to the
land). Available for long-term commitment if situation ideal for
all. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX if we sound right
for your empty spot that needs filling.

Couple (American and Mexican) seeks hotel/inn or executive
domestic position outside the US. Unique practical and
professional experience. Ideal position includes teaching
(English) or (Montessori) as well as provides unique family
experiences for your children and our American children age 14
and 8. email XXXXXXXXXXXXX or telephone XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Bellingham, WA: Impeccable References available to
demonstrate this reliable, healthy, energetic, handy,
professional single gentleman’s credentials. Am currently
caretaking in the Bellingham area, may be available again in
spring 2007 in same area, possibly Vancouver, BC area. Will
happily commit to caring for the right place for 6-12 months,
perhaps more. I’ve been an Environmental Health and
Pollution Control Specialist for 20+ years, now transitioning to
my own right livelihood as a WA Licensed Massage Therapist (good
w/both 4- and 2-legged animals!), and WA (possibly BC) Licensed
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Consultant. You may contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX.  Thanks!

International/Tropical Position Preferred. Estate Manager
and/or Island Manager or Project Manager-Landscape in the Resort
Development Field. Golf Course Construction and Maintenance,
Establishment of Ornamental and Turf Nurseries, Landscape Design,
Specifications, Installation and Maintenance. American Society of
Landscape Architects (ASLA) Award Winner, 30+ years International
Tropical Experience: S.E. Asia, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central
America, etc. Excellent Professional References. Telephone:
Home/Office: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Keep Your Foreign Vacation Property Safe and secure. Clean
and responsible semi-retired professional will give your home or
vacation spot tender loving care in exchange for a peaceful abode
while searching for a place to retire. Seeking long-term
situations outside the U.S. View my resume at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Multi-talented, professional couple seeks caretaking
position near water.  Discreet, accustomed to providing service
to all sectors, including government dignitaries and celebrities.
Detail-oriented, honest, and comfortable working together to
achieve outstanding results. He is a licensed contractor and USCG
licensed Master Captain. She is a registered nurse proficient
with computers and marketing. Both experienced in all phases of
indoor/outdoor property maintenance including general office
management, electrical/plumbing, remodeling, lawn and garden,
housekeeping, meal preparation and care of livestock/pets. Both
are willing to travel. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, 46-year-old female, seeking position as
housesitter, pet sitter, personal assistant and/or caregiver in
the mid or western U.S. Light housekeeping and cooking. I am
experienced, healthy, active, honest, energetic, and kind-natured
(with great sense of humor). Very good with elderly people who
are fairly functional. I do not smoke, drink or use drugs. I own
a car and an indoor cat. Excellent personal and business
references available. Please call Sandy XXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional globetrotter available to care for your
home/condo/boat, pamper your pets, tend your plants and bungle
the burglars. Willing to negotiate other responsibilities too! I
am a freelance tour manager and former airline employee with a
business degree and extensive customer service experience. You
can count on me to be a conscientious, dependable, discreet,
clean and tidy non-smoker. Canadian citizen who can legally live
and work in both Canada and the USA. Attainable for short term
positions around the world. Please email Sally at XXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call XXXXXXXXXXXXX for my resumé, photograph and
impeccable references.

Italy, France housesitter/property manager. Highly
dependable and ethical single woman seeks to live in Europe for
two to three months, maybe longer. I am fleeing corporate
America, but can offer executive marketing, sales or business
management, if you could use those skills. I dearly love all
animals, am certified in landscape maintenance, and will spend my
spare time watercolor painting. Available late February or
flexible date. Non-smoker. Excellent references. Please respond:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Country Boy "man" looking for caretaking
position. Non-smoker and non-drinker who loves the outdoors.
Self-employed last 18 years doing all aspects of the building
trades, independent, self-starter, and self-motivated. I am in
good health and good shape. 50-year-old man who looks like I'm
40ish (I've been told). Picture available. Framing to finish
work, painting to building retaining walls, etc., all aspects of
building, with good common sense, I grew up on a farm in New
England. I have also worked building ski lifts, equipment
operator, and professional logger. I am looking for a new
challenge and am willing to relocate just about anywhere. Camp
caretaker to grounds caretaker to helping with a guide service.
I'm flexible and available starting March 2007. Hobbies include
hiking, hunting, fishing, antiques, and old cars. Divorced 8
years with two great adult daughters. Work and character
references available. I can be reached at XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
XXXXXXXXXXXXX (my nephew).

Retired couple seeks caretaking position for one who has
cattle or horses. We have horses that we would bring with us. HE:
Has forty plus years experience with cattle and horses. (The old
school way) SHE: Worked 15 plus years with elderly and disabled
adults. We would take very good care of you and your home.
Missouri XXXXXXXXXXXXX ask for Dorothy.

40-year old single, career focused acupuncturist/massage
therapist looking to establish a practice in Maryland. No
smoking, drugs or alcohol, neat, discrete, trustworthy,
dependable. Excellent work history, 6 years experience as
caretaker in Atlanta, references available. Seeking living space
in exchange for housesitting. Please contact Carrie at
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPECIAL OFFER: The newsletter, Dwelling Portably,
published since 1980, has a special offer for GAZETTE
subscribers. For only $19.95, you will receive 30 issues of this
publication; the current issue plus 29 back issues. Send in only
$19.95 for 30 issues of Dwelling Portably to The Caretaker
Gazette,  3 Estancia Lane, Boerne, TX 78006. You must provide a
mailing address along with your $19.95 payment for 30 issues,
since Dwelling Portably does not offer any electronic issues.
 
Attention Caretakers and Explorers! Would you like to have
your own home-based business to help support your chosen
lifestyle?? One you could truly be proud of - and which comes
along with you wherever you may go?? Have you wished to find a
way to supplement your income doing something you really believe
in - in cooperation with great people you really like?? If you
feel passionate about the value of ‘organically
grown’ – about promoting products and practices which
nourish and sustain our bodies, and our earth - then this
beautiful opportunity might be for you. You truly can make a
peaceful and abundant living, while helping the Earth! An
exceptional line of certified organic products for healthy skin
and body, from Australia, is making its way into the U.S. (and
other countries around the globe). Be a part of introducing these
very special products (from a passionately committed and truly
ethical company), and help to spread the word about the benefits
of organic living. For further information - and samples - please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you for your
interest! I’ll look forward to hearing from you …
Michele

Taos, NM mini-spa. XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Therapeutic Massage, Spa
Treatments, Energy Work. Lodging available. Exquisite 360
degrees. Open mountain views. Sunrise/sunsets email
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Inventor with 60+ invention ideas needs compatible
financial partner(s) to help with completions and share in large
profits.  Please call Larry at XXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

Transitions Abroad Magazine - the best in independent
travel, working, living, studying, and volunteering abroad.
Published since 1977, each issue is brimming with the latest
overseas travel advice, contact info, bargains, and news. $19.95
for six issues/year. Transitions Abroad, PO Box 745, Bennington,
VT, 05201, or please call toll-free: 1-866-760-5340.
www.TransitionsAbroad.com

BELIZE: FOR RENT: Live in beautiful Belize, Central
America. Have a modern cabana on the Caribbean Sea in southern
Belize. Studio set up, full kitchen, bath with shower, drinkable
water, custom cabinets, and new appliances. Walk out the front
door to the bathtub temperature water, bird, butterfly, and
animal watching from the screened deck. Phone, high speed
internet, satellite TV, air-conditioned, icemaker and back-up
generator (just in case). Require long-term lease, six months
plus, available April 1, 2007.email: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Find jobs with horses and the people to fill them! Since
1986, Equimax has been the place where jobs and horse people find
each other. Trainers, Farm Managers, Grooms, Stable Help,
Instructors, and many more. Job seekers subscribe to our List of
Jobs and have a summarized resume distributed for six months,
$45-$60. Employers find help by subscribing to our List of
Candidates and by listing positions on our List of Jobs for three
months, $70-$85. Nationwide. All breeds and riding disciplines.
To order, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIQUID YOUTH!  1 Bottle of VIBE =*= 5 Xango, 7 Goji, 16
Noni, or 29 SeaSilver. Highest ORAC score in industry. VIBE has
the highest ORAC score in the industry Listed in PDR as having
98% absorbability. Angstrom size minerals are the key! Combine
the best liquid nutrient with an eight year old company on the
verge of "critical mass" and You have Serious Health,
Serious Wealth and Serious Freedom! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXX or
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXX
                                                                 
                                              
XXXXXXXXXXXXX DOMESTICS
Couples, Chefs/Cooks
Butlers/Houseman/Major Domos
Housekeepers Ladies Maids
Nannies and Estate Managers
Great Opportunities are available for 
Experienced and high quality applicants!
Top salary and good benefits!
Call Today or Visit our Website!
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Offices in New York, Palm Beach
& the Hamptons 1XXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE CARETAKER GAZETTE: (206) 462-1818  www.caretaker.org

Copyright © 2007 Caretaker Publishing, Inc.

Take care, 
Gary C. Dunn, Publisher

THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
2503 E MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
AUSTIN TX 78702-1448
Phone: (206) 462-1818
Email: caretaker@caretaker.org
Blog: http://caretakergazette.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/housesitter
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caretaker.gazette
Website: www.caretaker.org

Celebrating The Gazette's 35th Year of Publication!

Home  | Samples  | Subscribe  | Advertise  | About Us  | Profiles  | Reviews  | Links  | Contact
 

Find us on Google+

 

Subscriber's choice:
Online or print issues!


 

  Recent Emailed Ad!
banner1

WASHINGTON

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE (family/children are welcome) to manage a very large property with a creek, private lake, a horse, chickens, lots of lawn to mow, and fences to maintain. Located in the Fruitland, WA area, a very rural, peaceful area. The total property is 1,100 acres with a majority of the property left in its natural state, 300 acres is sharp chop wheat with a local farmer, and the rest is maintained by the Ranch Manager. Four houses (one large lodge and three smaller homes) to maintain including interior housekeeping and exterior maintenance. This also requires shopping to stock up on supplies for each home. Tractors, trucks, mowers, etc. to use and maintain. Experience in fixing equipment needed, creativity is a plus. Daily tasks include checking the property grounds, maintenance on equipment or if machines need to be fixed. Vegetable garden to be maintained, with 10 fruit trees as well. Experience with complex, multi box mobile station, and a domestic water system, would be a big plus. 10 acres are irrigated and watered from the surrounding lake. Knowledge of lawn care, weed control and fruit trees mandatory. Must have bookkeeping experience. Will be working with main office and sending reports monthly. Owners and family will make sporadic visits in which the property needs to be ready and cleaned afterwards. Looking for a highly experienced (in various fields) energetic couple who enjoy working outdoors. Only folks with excellent references and applicable experience, please. Salary, health insurance option, a separate two bedroom home, garage and large woodshed for the Manager all provided. Expenses included. Please send resumes/job history and references to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com



CLICK HERE
TO SUBSCRIBE
banner1

-------- Advertisement --------

 
  Success Stories
 
 
  Bonus Report!
 

Free
Caretaking
Report!

Subscribe to
The Caretaker Gazette
for 2 or 3 years to
receive a free
copy of our exclusive
Caretaking Report.

CLICK HERE
TO SUBSCRIBE

 
 
  Get Results!

Are you
Looking to
Advertise?

  • Reach thousands of readers.
  • Find Housesitters and Property Caretakers!
CLICK HERE
 
  Contact Us!
The Caretaker Gazette
1205 E 31ST STREET
AUSTIN TX 78722
(206) 462-1818
caretaker@caretaker.org
 
  WebWatch!
The Caretaker Gazette is in compliance with Consumer Reports WebWatch and supports the Consumer Reports WebWatch guidelines to promote credible information practices on the Web. For more information:
click here
.
All Content Copyright 2017 Caretaker Publishing, Inc * Terms of Use
follow houssitter on twitter! Follow Us On TWITTER @housesitter!!
 
+