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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

THIS IS OUR 188th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                          Volume 32, Number 2
                            March/April 2014                     
         ISSN 1074-3642 

HIGHLIGHTS
-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 32 states
and 26 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Ranch Caretaking - Do You Have What It Takes?
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

RVING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the Burchfield Branch Campground in
Northport, Alabama. Duties will include visitor assistance,
remaining friendly and accommodating at all times, checking
bathrooms frequently and cleaning when necessary, restocking
toilet paper and hand towels. Pick up any litter and empty
garbage cans. Check playgrounds a minimum of once a week for any
hazards. Rake and prune campsites, walking trails, picnic areas,
and playgrounds. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, and hand towels,
rakes, and pruners will be provided. In parks that apply check
and document the water meter daily. Monitor activities in the
park with respect to violation of park regulations and notify
ranger staff or county police of any problems if warranted.
Assist with the recycling program and special projects lead by
Park Rangers. Volunteers are required to work Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday of each week. Training will be provided. Work will
be performed according to safety guidelines provided by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers. Volunteers with their own RV are
provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up
included. To apply, please go to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

ALASKA 

BE PART OF THIS BEAUTIFUL ALASKA Resort on the Kenai Peninsula.
Looking for an energetic, self-starting, financially secure,
outgoing, retired couple with their own income to enjoy the
Alaska experience. Best applicants will be detailed, organized,
non-smokers, light to non-drinkers and eager to assist in
maintaining and renting seven beautiful cabins within walking
distance to the famous Kenai River near Soldotna. Duties include,
but not limited to, greeting guests as they check in and out,
interacting with guests, problem solving, cleaning cabins, ground
maintenance, staining cabins, minor repairs, stacking firewood,
building the evening fire pit, raking leaves, mowing grass,
weeding, and be able to bend, stoop, carry, lift, etc. Handyman
skills a plus. Will provide an RV hookup with sewer, water and
electricity plus $500 month stipend and an additional bonus of $8
for each cabin cleaned. Time to fish and enjoy Alaska. Need to
have this position filled from May 15th to September 15th. $500
end-of-season bonus. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more info.

SPEND A YEAR at a Fly-In Paradise! Beautiful remote off grid
lodge/retreat seeks a compatible couple to caretake. Needed
August 15th through September 1st to train and to become familiar
with area and tasks. In September remain solely in charge
throughout the winter, especially during April 2015 when yearly
fuel is delivered. Must be financially secure, have own health
insurance and be looking for the adventure of a lifetime. Room,
board and in-flight from Fairbanks provided. Must be familiar
with basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, small engines,  off 
road  vehicles  and  computers. Basic understanding of off-grid
systems (generators, inverters, and battery systems) extremely
helpful. Must possess wilderness survival skills including first
aid and have a good positive mental outlook to endure isolation.
Nearest neighbor is 50 miles away - by air. Self-motivation is
essential, as well as ability to follow instructions. Applicants
must have neat, orderly personal and work habits in caring for
this property. Hobbies useful. No health or dietary constraints,
non-smoking, without alcohol or drug problems and in physically
fit condition (background check will be required). Owners to come
and go as needed. Recompense for September to May to be discussed
depending on skills. Please respond to following email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for further info. Include
a full resume and references.

EXPERIENCE THE WONDER and beauty of Alaska! Enjoy world class
fishing, great hiking trails and abundant wildlife. We are
seeking energetic singles and couples as Campground Hosts in
Alaska State Parks. Camp hosts receive a scenic campsite,
stipend, and training for 30 - 40 hours/week. Job duties include
monitoring fee compliance, site maintenance and visitor
assistance. Season is mid-May to September, with a minimum
four-week commitment. Please write to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

ARIZONA

A SINGLE MAN is needed to help with maintenance and fence
building on a large ranch in the Phoenix area. You will have the
opportunity to learn how to work cattle and how to ride. Housing
furnished, with utilities, meat, and a grocery card provided. If
interested, please fax your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

A BEAUTIFUL SEMI-RURAL homestead near Tucson needs help with
poultry and gardens and light maintenance in exchange for room
and utilities. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Horse Rescue Facility in Sierra Vista. A
long-term caretaker is needed to feed twice a day and clean
stalls once a day for two to eight horses, depending upon how
many are rescued at any given time. In exchange for the services
provided (this is not a paid position) the caretaker is being
provided a 28' RV with pull out living room and bedroom. All
utilities are included and in addition cable TV is available for
$10 a month. Internet could be arranged at the caretaker's
expense. A stall is available for a horse if you have one and
friendly pets are acceptable. The caretaker must be in good
physical condition to move hay and feed, be animal oriented and
be able to get along well with a variety of people. This is a
great opportunity for a retired couple or single person. For more
information please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gary, Thanks to you and The Caretaker Gazette I have the best
couple of my long ownership (30 years) of the farm. So the need
to seek or advertise is not there at the present time. I'll email
you again next time I need to find caretakers for my farm. I want
to wish you and your family a very happy holiday. M. Z. Hudson,
NY

Hi Marty, thanks for sharing the good news about finding
excellent caretakers for your farm through our publication. Many
of our subscribers who are property owners tell us that they have
found the best caretakers for their properties via their
advertisements in the Gazette. I hope you and your family had a
happy holiday season.

Thanks for running my help-wanted ad in your Gazette. I still get
about one response a month from my ad. One of them I engaged and
they've been here five months now. Others I've corresponded with.
Thanks for the great service you provide! B. F., Arroyo Hondo,
NM

That's great to hear, Bob. We're glad that your ad was successful
and one of our subscribers has been at your place for almost six
months now. Sounds like a good match for both of you. Please let
us know if you ever need future help for your property in Arroyo
Hondo, New Mexico.
 
Greetings Gary! Thanks for your reminders about my subscription. 
When I first became aware of your publication and began
subscribing I was a middle manager at an insurance company call
center, "living?" each day in a cubicle among hundreds of other
cubicles. Having substantial practical skills, experience and an
interest in the caretaking lifestyle, I found The Caretaker
Gazette to be a captivating source of "escape" fantasies that
helped me survive through a mind-numbing season of my life. THANK
YOU FOR ALL THAT!! I am now happily and sustainably retired in
Asheville, living in a small "green" house on a small lot, a 10
minute walk from my wonderful daughter's home. No further need
for escape fantasies; my reality now feels like a dream come
true. So, while I'm no longer interested in subscribing, I did
want you to know how your good work helped me in ways unrelated
to getting a gig as a caretaker. Thank you, again! G. W.,
Asheville, NC

Thanks for the update Gerry! I wish you the best at your new
location and with your new life there in Asheville. Many of our
subscribers are retirees who have the time to travel and explore
life in a new locale - often as housesitters or caretakers -  so
maybe you'll get the urge to travel somewhere down that long and
winding road.

Congrats! Hey, Gary, your newsletter found me two excellent
caretakers for my place in Baja, California. The one couple (and
their kids) just left after three years. I don't know if I want
another caretaker anytime soon but we'll see. FYI, I wrote about
Caretaker Gazette in my book. Maybe I can advertise with you. I
now run a B&B in Cambria.  W.S., Cambria, CA

Hi Bill, good to hear from you again! Thanks for your nice
message and update. I appreciate your mentioning the Gazette in
your book. I'm glad you were able to find good, long-term
caretakers for your place in Baja via the Gazette. Best of luck
with your bed and breakfast in Cambria and please let me know if
you decide to run an ad with us again.

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
written permission.
 
Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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ARKANSAS

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS available at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
RVing volunteers will perform various light duty maintenance work
to include: painting, staining; light carpentry work, replace
screens in park restrooms/shower facilities; plant/water flowers
and weed flowerbeds; plant and prune trees and shrubs; pick up
litter throughout the project and debris along the shoreline;
mowing  and maintaining campgrounds; clean grills; maintain
bulletin boards or similar other duties. Volunteers must be able
to climb/walk uphill and lift 25 pounds with ease. Equipment
maintenance/operation such as: brushing hogging, plowing, back
hoe, skid loader operation is a plus. A pleasant personality,
good safety habits, the ability to work with the maintenance
operation staff or independently perform task with proper
instructions is advantageous. A background check will be
performed. The work schedule is 24 hours minimum per week for
each position. The office is located at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." Arkansas. A free RV campsite, which
includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu
of payment for work. Please go to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

ARGENTINA

NORTHERN PATAGONIA RANCH WORK. Need an experienced hand with
horses and cows as soon as possible. This is a remote location
with a solitary life. Long-term possibilities. Spanish is a major
asset. This is a paid position in pesos depending on experience.
Room and board included. To see where you will be working please
check "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." Please send your
qualifications to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a Citrus property in the Barham, NSW area.
Irrigation and light duties in return for a small wage and
accommodation. This position would be suitable for an active
pensioner or semi-retired person. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." to apply.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Bendigo, Victoria from August 31 through
October 30, 2014. We have three large snow dogs that are used to
having someone around, offering love and affection plus walks. We
need a housesitter to look after our house and do minimal
gardening. For more information, please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a working hostel, has a caretaker position
available. One position (no couples) preferable a female, is
needed in a busy working hostel in the Atherton Tablelands and
must be available to start in early February, one hour drive from
Cairns. The job is providing work for backpackers, in our
regional area, so the backpackers can apply for their second year
working visa extension. The position is a living on-site. A
private room is provided. Duties of the caretaker include:
transporting backpackers to and from work, housekeeping, and
daily collecting of rent, complete working roster, general
administration, stationary ordering, and work recruitment.
Essential skills include: must have fluent English, must have
full clean driver's license, commit for a five month period or
more, excellent customer service skills, be computer literate
(must be experienced in Word, Excel and Outlook) and be polite
with a friendly attitude. The preferred applicant to be between
25 - 31 years old. Successful applicants will receive an
attractive wage package in addition to free on-site
accommodation, laundry facilities and internet allowance. Please
apply through "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

AN HONEST AND RELIABLE FARMHAND/CARETAKER is required for a sheep
and cattle property located approximately 45 minutes from
Armidale. Duties will include fencing; weed spraying, handling
the livestock using motorbikes and general caretaker duties.
Desirable skills include: experience with handling a chainsaw,
welding skills and mechanical understanding. An understanding of
organic or holistic farming approaches would also be an
advantage. There is a three bedroom cottage on site and is on a
local school bus run. This is a live-in position and would be
part-time two to three days per week. A current car license is
essential. All enquiries and resumes should be mailed to
Reception at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." Please note
when applying for this position, we will send you a Referral Form
to complete. We are unable to process your application until we
receive the completed form.

BAHAMAS

LIVE FREE IN THE BAHAMAS! Man or a couple as house career/dog
sitters needed for one to three months, but could become full
time property managers sometime in that period. Must be neat and
professional in appearance, no smoking, drinking. We are located
on an out island where things work most of the time but you must
be able to deal with inconvenience, sometimes. Have phone, Wi-Fi,
direct TV. Outdoor camp or B&B managers ideal. Please email your
resume and current photos to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

BELIZE

FARM VOLUNTEERS WELCOME. I have two farms in the Coyo District,
behind Spanish Lookout, close to Aguacate Lagoon. My farms border
on one side of Mennonite cattle ranches. The other side borders a
forest reserve. I am a produce and seed grower, owner of our
heritage seed company, and have horses, cows, pigs, and chickens.
I farm with a tractor and horses, and I grow seeds for the Baker
Creek Heirloom Seed Company. I could use up to four workers five
days a week. I have two houses, two greenhouses, and have Wi-Fi.
I will teach farming, horse riding and driving. I speak three
dialects of German; speak English, and a little Spanish. There is
no work on Saturdays. I have a sustainable old fashioned focus,
and enjoy singing and playing instruments. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

BRAZIL

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HELPERS from May to August at our large beach
house in the small beach city of Porto Seguro Bahia 1200km north
of Rio. We are just one minute away from the beach. We require
helpers to work for four hours a day in exchange for food,
accommodation, and Internet. Helpers need to help renovate the
house and gardens. No experience necessary but must be keen and
able to help with building tasks. Basic English is needed, and
you must be gay friendly. We are two guys from New Zealand with
backgrounds in building, medical and restaurant careers. We are
very friendly and offer a safe friendly fun place to visit.
Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER COUPLE POSITION AVAILABLE in Napa Valley, beginning in
late February, 2014. Vineyard estate owners seek an experienced,
mature caretaker couple or single for landscaping maintenance,
pool care, housekeeping, light building maintenance, plus pet and
property care in the owners' absence. Attention to detail and
initiative essential. A one bedroom apartment with utilities
provided in exchange, plus some hourly pay. This is a potential
long-term position for the right caretakers. No smoking or drugs.
Clean driving records. No pets, but must love cats. Please send
resumes and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

HELP NEEDED OUTDOORS. Winter/spring garden maintenance involves
outdoor, often strenuous, physical work. Some experience is
appreciated. Intuitive, self-directed help needed, although I
usually work with you. A minimum of one week stay is preferred.
Cool nights and mornings, sunny days are pleasant or hot! Need
help with digging, mulching, brush clearance, chain saw and brush
cutter. A comfy, roomy caravan (camper/trailer) will be provided
as accommodation (heat and AC). Fresh air, nature, and lovely
views are guaranteed for willing helpers who love the outdoors
and physical kinds of tasks. This country place in lovely
Mendocino County would offer hikes and exploration right here.
The Mendocino beaches, wine country, Montgomery Redwoods, lots of
parks are within driving distance during helpers' free time if
you have a car. Otherwise, for those who stay for at least 10
days, I provide "tours" to nearby sights. You will also accompany
me into Ukiah for shopping, laundry and Wi-Fi. No television.
This rural homestead is located 160 miles north of San Francisco.
Ideally you should have your own transportation since Ukiah is 10
miles distant and this may seem remote if you need an active
social life or wish to explore the area. Accommodation and three
meals will be provided for four hours of work per day (28 hours
week). The work schedule can be flexibly arranged. Only
non-smokers (no cannabis and no cigarettes), no drugs of any kind
are allowed on the property. For those who choose, wine or beer
can be served with meals or when conversing by the woodstove
fire. RV's or campers could also be placed in a private campsite
with electricity and privy. Healthy, hearty, happy and honest
folks are very welcome. Regretfully, no pets or children allowed.
Please write to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

ASSISTANT CARETAKERS NEEDED on a ranch in Northeast San Diego
County. We are looking for a hard working, positive couple to
join our team! The position for one person will be full time.
Duties will consist of landscape and building maintenance,
improvement projects, vehicle maintenance and barn cleanup.
Duties for the other person will include housekeeping and
gardening. This position can be part time. Applicants must have
experience in this line of work. Working weekends and some
holidays may be necessary. No smoking, drinking or drugs. Must be
physically fit and have a valid driver's license. Pets will be
considered. Hourly wage, nice home, paid utilities and other
benefits provided. Please submit a cover letter and resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER WANTED on 10 rural acres between Santa Rosa and
Calistoga, CA. Must be able to help with three dogs, three
horses, yard work and gardening. Eight hours a week in exchange
for a private 40 foot pop-out trailer with satellite TV, heater,
and washer-dryer. You pay for propane and Wi-Fi. We prefer a
retired person, or one who works elsewhere only part-time. Clean
record and references a must. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CANADA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. is now hiring resident caretakers for
various properties in the Winnipeg area. Duties will include
cleaning, minor maintenance and alternating on-call duties.
Applicants must live on-site and pets are not permitted.
Interested applicants can mail their resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." No phone calls please.

HOUSE COUPLE NEEDED in a rural location near Calgary, Alberta.
The housekeeping job responsibilities include: being responsible
for the daily cleaning and maintaining the general appearance of
the whole residence; care of fine furnishings, finishes and
delicate surfaces; washing, ironing, steaming and linen care,
including washing delicate fabrics; making beds and ironing
sheets; wardrobe management for organization of closets, pack and
unpack suitcases, seasonal rotations of closet contents;
organizing and managing household inventories; meals planning,
preparation, cooking and serving; fridge and pantry management;
general errand running, including grocery shopping and dry
cleaning; watering plants; assistance with private and social
events; and handling of special requests and related duties as
needed. The caretaker/houseman job responsibilities will include:
day-to-day running of the property to maintain standards and
efficiency; general handyman services and non-complex facilities
maintenance; scheduling and supervision of household
installations, trades and vendors for interior and exterior and
seasonal projects; reporting any maintenance and repair needs;
calendar management, coordinate and assisting with event
planning; monitoring household inventories and a budget; greeting
of guests and visitors; overall vehicle management and chauffeur
duties, as required; pet care (dogs); handling of special
requests and related duties as needed. The salary will be
$110,000 to $130,000 per year (in Canadian dollars, gross); but
may vary according to experience. Three weeks paid vacation;
live-in during working days (private suite fully equipped); work
days: four days per week (Thursday to Sunday); work hours: 10
hours/day (flexibility required). Please email your resume and
references and mention that you are applying for Position Number
ELNM00099 to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

LIVE-IN APARTMENT BUILDING CARETAKER needed in Grand
Falls-Windsor for a eight unit extended stay apartment building.
Candidates would be responsible for the day-to-day operations.
Responsibilities would include such tasks as taking reservations,
registering guests, checking out guests, dealing with customers,
and picking up supplies. The ideal candidate would be available
to do housekeeping and/or light building maintenance, but not
required. Please fax your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HELPERS all year round. Brave the Alberta life
spring, summer, fall and winter, caring and working with horses!
We are looking for a helper who will stay on the farm for the
fall and winter months. The farm manager/horse trainer has had a
sports injury - "broken shoulder". The farm chores would be
feeding, watering horses daily, checking pasture horses, some
household duties, like helping prepare meals, etc. Help prepare
the farm for winter. Some snow shoveling of the walk way. Help
with the grocery shopping once a week. Just need someone else on
the farm with my husband and me and the horses, until I mend this
winter. I will be back working horses in the spring. We are
looking for persons interested in learning and working with
horses all year round and staying for two to three months or
longer. We have 20 horses. We live three hours from Jasper and 45
minutes from the West Edmonton Mall for weekend getaways. We are
a Horse Boarding Stable on 160 acres of rolling hills, with
wildlife on the property. You will learn as you go each day, if
you have never worked with horses. There are miles of marked
trail to enjoy on horseback or walking trails. At times we all go
for a trail ride on a trustworthy school horse or start the
beginner rider with lessons in the riding ring. The warmer months
we spend lots of time outside playing with horses. Winter time we
still care for the horses, cross country ski, snow shoe and if
not to cold ride in the snow! We also take a day once a month to
cut wood for the family/TV room. You will need very warm
clothing/boots for the winters in Alberta! Your accommodations
are in a bunkhouse that sleeps four or trailer/camper. All
meals/showers are shared in the house. Must be non-smokers,
non-drinkers only, and non vegetarian. Please call
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CARIBBEAN

I NEED PEOPLE with knowledge and skills in construction,
especially in building the foundations, roof carpentry etc. The
project includes building in earth, bamboo, tires, cans, earth
and plaster in a small village called St Anne on Guadeloupe. It
is a very charming place with a market, pubs, shops, etc. The
beach is only 5km away. I am also looking particularly for people
who have Permaculture design skills. We have some fruit trees,
coconuts, mangos, bananas, etc. I have also started a vegetable
garden. In return I can give you some instruction in eco-building
techniques. You can stay in a wooden house with electricity and a
water supply already installed. We are currently looking for
volunteers. It is a good challenge! I ask for a participation of
five hours per day, five days per week. For more details, please
call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
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COLOMBIA

THIS SMALL DUTCH-COLOMBIAN FOUNDATION in Paulato, Colombia is
always looking for volunteers who want to help out. We're always
happy to know that people want to help us with our work and
programs here in Colombia. On our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." you can find all the
information about our foundation, the location, who we are, what
we're doing, activities and reviews of our volunteers from
several countries. Besides our daily programs we have a new
program special for children with Down Syndrome and small mental
handicaps who don't have the possibility to go to school because
they live in the poor areas of Colombia. So we've started a
project to build a daycare for those children. We also have
programs like football training for boys and girls and the
volunteers can organize their own games and recreational programs
for the children. As you can see on our website there are a lot
more programs and so there's work for anyone and people of all
ages are welcome. Hoping the information on our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
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of all things that we're doing. If you have some questions, just
let us know. I hope to hear from you soon.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Are you looking for permaculture? Situated in
a beautiful valley near the village of Amaga. 45 minutes from
downtown Medellin. This Hostel is a live Hostel - educational
center/farm and showcase of best practices for sustainable living
and alternatives energies. We offer an excellent opportunity to
help, learn Spanish and permaculture! Free room for one to two
months for our exchange program in Medellin. Your only
requirements are to teach English to locals (one hour per day)
and help maintain the organic gardens (only three hours per day)
- so you only work four hours per day, with two days off. For
those who want to travel and change people's lives this is an
excellent opportunity and also an ideal environment to learn
Spanish as well! If all works well, we'll offer you to stay
longer. This is a program for volunteers who don't speak fluent
Spanish to enforce the English program. To learn more and to
contact us, please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
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subscribers."

COLORADO

HOUSESITTER/PET-SITTER NEEDED outside of Denver. A single person
or couple is wanted to look after six sheep, eleven chickens, two
cats, and four dogs this March. We will be away from March 1
until March 31, 2014. You can stay rent-free, with all utilities
paid, in a small cozy, centrally heated home at our isolated farm
about 20 miles southwest of Denver. All of the animal feed will
be left here for you to feed our animals. Only responsible people
need apply. References are required. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." explaining why you would
be interested in this, along with your references. Thank you.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for our 2014 Farm Internship program.
Full-time farm intern to work with animals and the land in a
conscientious environment in Loveland, Colorado. Includes
on-the-job training, experiential learning and opportunities for
leadership. This internship is a great work/trade with
accommodations, daily gourmet meals, monthly stipend and many
amenities in a conscious community, wellness resort and
conference center. For more information please visit
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
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CONNECTICUT

HOUSESITTER needed for a north Stamford home, 30 miles from
Manhattan. We have a Jacuzzi and private fenced backyard.
Housesit for my two dogs, two birds, guinea pigs and aquariums -
so you must like animals. This is an exchange for free rent for
one month of housesitting from May 1 through June 1, 2014. The
person(s) does not need to stay at the house all day but
overnight is required. You do need a car to get around as I am
not in an urban area. References required. Must be a non-smoker,
no drugs, and no alcohol. To apply, please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
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COSTA RICA 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Our finca is a 15 hectare mixed-use finca in
the low mountains on the western edge of the Central Plateau.
Most of the farm is habitat, with small areas of organic crops
... corn, beans, fruits, coffee ... and a main house with three
smaller rental houses. The smaller houses are usually rented to
potentially relocating singles and couples, couples planning to
have a baby near midwives and hospitals, and students at the
nearby University for Peace. We would appreciate help with
cleaning, maintenance, and repair of houses and outbuildings,
including a planned re-roofing of a small house, as well as
interior and exterior painting. Volunteers with knowledge of
roofing, flooring, or stonework would be most welcome. We do not
need yoga teachers, massage therapists, or healers. Vegetarians
might want to look elsewhere for a stay as well ... we raise
animals (usually chickens and pigs) for the table, and are
omnivores. I'm a serious cook and baker, so those bases (as they
say in the US) are covered, although we'd welcome some prep help
at times. Please, no smokers and no pets. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
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CROATIA

YOU ARE WELCOME at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ("Rich forest"), our
eco initiative in nature. We left city life in The Netherlands to
live on our organic homestead (15 hectares) on the top of a hill,
inland Croatia, with forests all around. As a volunteer we expect
you to be part of our family and daily routines, like cooking and
cleaning, taking care of the animals and the garden. We work with
Permaculture and the moon calendar to develop our garden, our
forest garden to be, terraces on a hill side and our living fence
(with berries and fruit trees). The approach to projects or tasks
is to have fun together and deliver quality work. In all we ask
ourselves everyday how we can do it in the best way possible.
Usually we start the day with weeding the vegetable garden (as a
slow start of the day) and after that, we work on something that
is high on our priority list. Besides that, we can work on other
(smaller) projects like pruning, composting, fencing the terrain,
cleaning terrain, planting (fruit) trees and shrubs, harvesting,
processing the harvest (drying in solar dryer, making
jam/syrup/wine/liqueur) and sometimes some light construction
work. The work that you will do, of course depends on the season
of your visit and on our list of priorities. It is a start-up
project and has all the aspects you can expect of something
starting. Construction work going on, materials lying all around,
messiness, jungle, many ideas ... and slowly we develop. Many
valuable mistakes brought us to our place as it is now. We trust
that the experimental atmosphere will be appreciated by you as it
has been by most of those before you. Please write us about
yourself (please don't make yourself look nicer than you are),
and we can send you our extended information. If
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seems appealing to you, think twice if you
don't like children. Or don't want to get dirty hands. And please
don't come if your motivation is only cost reduction of
travelling. If we still fit in there, have a go! And don't forget
to take a bag of fun with you! We're looking for volunteers that
want to stay for at least four weeks. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 

HELP NEEDED! Do you have some time available? Do you like the
Tropics? Do you want to improve the life of others in the world?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we need you. You
may just discover what will lead to a rewarding and fulfilling
human experience. You are welcome to join a volunteer vacation
program and participate in one of our six projects to help the
impoverished community of Munoz. You can also enjoy the different
tourist excursions of this beautiful island. We need volunteers
of all ages and there are no specific qualifications required.
You will be greatly appreciated here among the Dominican and
Haitian communities. Your schedule will be flexible and there are
many different ways to help. Teaching languages is the most
popular because it qualifies them to work in tourism. We are just
across the beach and tourist complex of Playa Dorada (14 hotels).
The economical lodging facilities of SunCampDR are located at the
end of this community, by the Munoz River, and a natural pool.
You will receive a personalized welcome at the Puerto Plata
airport. You will have the option to take Spanish or Creole
lessons. Please visit our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers." for more details.

ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COUPLE needed. A full-time, live-in
housekeeper or couple is needed for a large home in the Ribble
Valley, Lancashire. The position requires common sense, energy,
flexibility and a friendly attitude for the informal busy family.
General duties include cleaning, laundry, a small amount of
cooking, babysitting/aftercare for the grandchildren. Must be
animal friendly as dog walking would be part of the duties.
Various other duties are possible for a partner including general
maintenance, driving etc. Accommodation at The Lodge - a separate
three bedroom property within the grounds of the Estate. A
driving license is essential. Please send a covering letter and
your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."   

FLORIDA

GARDENING HELP NEEDED in the Tampa area. Last year was my first
garden, and I am not an experienced gardener, so I learned a lot.
If you are a gardener, you can teach me. I could use help that is
basic for a trade relationship, such as cooking, cleaning, and
general labor work around the house, collecting eggs, etc. The
projects at hand are soil cultivation and renewing the beds. I
could use any skilled or semi-skilled worker. There is a list of
projects I need help with. There is a small group of folks that
are having discussions on co-housing here. I am part of several
groups of creative types, and we meet often to brainstorm about
co-creating lives together. There is not a cable connection to
the Internet, so you will need your own air card for internet
access. The nearest stores are 7 to 15 miles away, depending on
what is needed. It is all good. I am open to your co-creation.
Please email your resume and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

CENTRAL FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS need an experienced non-smoking couple
for caretaking of our house and cats from April 2014 through
November 2014. Must have previously owned and loved cats. You
will need your own source of income as this is not a paid
position. We will need you to mow the lawn and keep up with
common Florida household maintenance along with keeping the
interior clean. We have a pool and request that there be no extra
guests for insurance reasons. We need people that will take care
of our property and keep it in the great shape that it's in when
you arrive We require good communication skills via email,
texting and phone (photos also). Our job allows us to come home
occasionally and you are welcome to stay at the house with us or
be able to travel a little. We require three references and will
perform a background check on you. Please submit your info to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
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FRANCE 

HELP NEEDED. We are an English family trying to live the good
life on a large smallholding producing food for the table, with
pigs, sheep, dairy goats, bees and poultry. The property consists
of 2.2 hectors with a two bedroom cottage, two barns - one turned
into a shop/butchery with a flat above and the other in need of
restoration. We have a large hoop greenhouse and other
outbuildings. As well as a large 400-year-old house that we are
now restoring. We live on the edge of a national park and have
wonderful countryside, stunning sites and history all around us.
We are non-smokers. We are looking for help for four hours a day
in exchange for food and lodgings from March until the end of
October. We need help in all areas from the farm to the buildings
and normally find a project for people to do and finish whilst
staying. We have bicycles available for your use. We will be
happy to hear from you. We have just bought a very nice caravan
which gives us more sleeping space. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
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GEORGIA

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

LONG-TERM HOUSESITTER wanted in Perry, GA. A spacious apartment
will be available for a handyman/handywoman prepared to invest
two working days per week helping with sanding, repainting, and
tiling. You can watch over and just housesit the apartment the
other five days per week. Part of the work has been completed by
housesitters who have other commitments and will be moving on to
their next assignment. You can start ASAP. For more information,
please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

A PRIVATE PARK on Lake Allatoona in North Georgia is seeking a
caretaker, gate-checking, security, couple or individual with a
camper or RV. Campground provided with hookups and free Wi-Fi.
Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
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details. 

GUATEMALA

OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER with XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are a
cooperative of Guatemalan women, a registered Guatemalan
non-profit and a pending 501(c)3 - an association of family,
friends and neighbors who serve their community and nature. Every
cent that enters our programs and projects goes directly to
communities, programs and projects that cultivate good things,
buenas cosas. Volunteers work four hours per day, five days per
week and assist as needed. Your help will be needed in any of our
projects, chickens, gardens, goats, general up-keep and
maintenance. You'll be assigned where you're needed most. Please
visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

HAWAII

A MOTIVATED COUPLE OR SMALL FAMILY WANTED to caretake eight acres
of farm and a few off-the-grid cabins in Opihikao on the Big
Island. We are close to hot ponds, the sea, surf and beaches. The
commitment is for eight months starting in April. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Aloha.  

SEEKING A LONG-TERM CARETAKER COUPLE (can be twenty-something's
to forty-something's) to caretake our beachfront farmstead on the
Big Island of Hawaii starting January1, 2014. This is a live-in,
property management, work/trade position for room and board, with
a stipend, on an off grid, eco-sustainable organic farmstead. We
need a couple who are mature, health conscious, drug free,
responsible, energetic, disciplined, fit, stable, and committed
to deep ecology, and Permaculture. We are an off grid eco
sustainable organic farmstead that incorporates organic
sustainable, agro ecology, Permaculture, agro forestry, and
regenerative agriculture in order to live within the
means/carrying capacity of the land and within the earth fair
share ecofootprint, so we co-create/responsibly steward a more
fair, sustainable, and healthy planet. We live more simply so
others (human and other species) can simply live. Rick is a
physician and needs help so that he can finish writing a book and
educate rather than medicate about creating a fair, responsible,
healthy and sustainable Earth. Do you feel the pulse of the
planet? Have you heard the voice of Ishmael the Gorilla? The
chores involve collecting/chopping coconuts, milking goats (up to
five), coppicing nitrogen fixing trees for green manure and
fodder, garden/structure maintenance, and making dog food. We use
only hand tools such as loppers, bow saws, pruning saws, axes,
hatchets and transport fodder, green/animal manures in
wheelbarrows and also utilize a pasture part of the day for
forage. Bulk organic food, (soy beans, rice, millet, oats,
lentils) extra milk, eggs, fruits, veggies and nuts will be
provided. The land has panoramic ocean and mountain views (Mauna
Kea and Mauna Loa). We are on rain water catchment stored in
ferro-cement tanks, drinking water is filtered with a big berkey
water purification system, solar hot shower, refrigerator (run by
photovoltaic's), have two "all American sun ovens" solar cookers,
three rocket stoves, fuel stove (as a third line back up),
wireless internet, surfing four miles away, and snorkeling one
mile away. County bus transportation is two dollars. Live local,
think global and be hopeful. We are living in interesting times
when Mother Nature is colliding with father greed, which is
creating grand scale havoc on all beings lives. This could be a
great opportunity to create grand scale positive shifts. To learn
more, please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

WORKING ALPACA RANCH on the Big Island of Hawaii needs a
responsible couple/small family to manage the operations on our
15 acres for at least one year, beginning mid-March 2013.
Responsibilities include the care of animals, mowing pastures,
and shipping supplies/products. Work is 10 - 15 hours per week.
This is a secluded/private location within one mile of a village,
and a 30 minute drive to a bigger town. The beach is a 30 minute
drive. The residence is a well-built "Tiny House" that looks out
onto a 180 degree ocean view. There is a queen bed below and two
twins in a small loft. There is a full kitchen. Please contact
the owners for more information by emailing "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS needed in the Botanic Garden in
Reykjavík from May 25 through June 7, 2014. The Botanic
Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants, founded in 1961
and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. The garden's main
role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight.
It conserves some 5,000 plant species in eight plant collections.
The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of
vegetation in the northern temperate zone. In summer there is a
variety of events in the Botanic Garden and group receptions are
available throughout the year. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers
will be doing general garden work, attending the flowers, trees
and other plants. Volunteers will assist in organising and
carrying out special events that might be planned with a short
notice but they will all be related to the general aim and work
of the garden. The work may be repetitive as general gardening
tasks tend to be. The project starts early every week day,
working hours are from 8:00 - 15:30, so volunteers have to be
motivated to work early in the morning. You will stay in a well
equipped house, in a beautiful setting inside the Botanical
Gardens, which are located about four kilometres from the centre
of the city. Volunteers will be sleeping in shared rooms/dorms in
a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the
cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some
traditional/typical food from your home country for the
international evening. Visitors to Reykjavík experience
easily the pure energy at the heart of Iceland's capital city -
whether from the boiling thermal energy underground, the natural
green energy within the city and around it, or the lively culture
and fun-filled nightlife. In the summer, you can sit by the
harbour at midnight and watch the sun dip slightly below the
horizon before it makes its way up again. Volunteers have to
bring good working shoes and clothes, even though summer is
around the corner, it might still be cold and hats and gloves
might be necessary. To learn more, please visit our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

IDAHO

FARM INTERN WANTED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking help starting
March 1 with animals, building construction, special projects
toward self-sufficiency, gardens (all stages), and property
maintenance on our hillside acreage. No chemicals. Herb gardens,
medicinal and culinary, are in process, and with an interested
helper will expand and take to the next level of growth and
preparation. Permaculture. Beautiful mountain and evergreen tree
scenery, 2,400 elevation, in north central Idaho. One hour away
from a college and two Universities. Retired behavioral economist
and psychotherapist, writing and exploring human nature in
relationship with the universe, spiritual, not religious,
enjoying our animals, and the fruits of our small farm living.
Aspiring toward self-sustainability, eventual resources to share,
can't keep up with it all despite week-end help from friends.
Exchange room (small trailer) and board; information from
experience in basics of small homestead self-sustainability; and
exploring anything you are interested in that we know, for 20
hours a week of you sharing your efforts of caring responsibility
for whatever needs doing. We have expectations of sharing our
life with someone who has a strong interest in the land and
animals, homesteading self-sustainability and all that entails,
interest in learning, has a good attitude and okay with farm work
(including shoveling manure and building fences), and applying
their best efforts. Dialogues on life, love, nature, the
Universe, and the pursuits of happiness a plus! References
please. Experience: let's talk about it. Requires strength enough
to dig holes, push filled wheelbarrows up hills, pound fence
posts, carry feedbags, move small hay bales, rototill; and
compassion enough to recognize that animals are people too.
Length of stay: negotiable, and dependent on mutual
compatibility. For more info, please write to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
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CARETAKER PROFILE
Ranch Caretaking - Do You Have What It Takes?
Marty Aubin is 62, and Renée-Lucie Benoit is 63
Interests: writing essays and short stories, pastel painting and
charcoal drawing, travel, cooking, gardening, horseback riding
Quote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do." Mark
Twain 

Marty and Renee

My partner Marty and I decided we needed to make a move out of
the city four years ago. We didn't want to make a rash decision
so we took some time to think about what our core values were and
what we liked to do best. In this article I am going to share
with you some highlights of our process to help you decide if the
route we took would be right for you.
First we made an inventory of our strengths and weaknesses. It
turns out that ranch caretaking fits our personalities and our
experience. Through The Caretaker Gazette we got a job on a
cattle ranch in northern California. Since we did our homework
and used all our job hunting skills we were able to find a job
that suits us perfectly. 
There are a lot of things that go into making a good ranch
caretaker. These jobs are varied but the basic personality traits
and skills needed are the same. One of the most important things
is to be able to pass a background check. Next don't "chaw
ta-baccy" or drink to excess. Do you think we're joking? Some
employees think this is OK but most employers don't. In fact some
employers will not even like cigarette smoking. But don't give up
on the idea. Just have a plan for how you're going to deal with
the question if it comes up.
We found that potential employers were pleased that Marty is a
retired police officer. Since security is important to many
employers they like to see that kind of experience. Marty is also
a heavy equipment operator, a cowboy and jack-of-all-trades. This
is also good experience to have. If you think a ranch caretaker
just rides horses all day long you are wrong. There's always
something that needs fixing so if you can do light carpentry and
repair water systems you will be miles ahead of the rest. Ranches
will have horses to train and ride but that will be the smallest
part of the job.
Have a reliable outside income. Most caretaker jobs don't pay a
lot and ranch caretaker jobs are no exception. Since you will
undoubtedly be somewhere far off the beaten path it will be hard
to find extra work. In this economy it is doubly true. The way we
supplement our income is through social security. So if you're
older and retired don't sweat it. Actually if you're in good
health many potential employers like that you're older. You are
likely more sensible and stable. You have life experience. Don't
count yourself out. 
Usually some kind of housing is offered. We were lucky enough to
find a job that provides a large house with free utilities in
addition to our stipend. This is because we have skills and a
great track record. If you don't, don't worry. Just start
somewhere simple and build on that. If you do your job well you
will move up as time goes along. Rome wasn't built in a day.
Here's a laundry list of what we do: take care of chickens,
horses, dogs, cats, a pea hen, retired bull, fallow cow, and two
burros. We repair fences and plumbing including stock water
delivery system. We patrol the property and provide security. We
know how to safely handle a pistol and rifle for rattlesnakes or
coyotes. We repair the ranch vehicles and maintain them. We're
handy setting up electric fencing with solar chargers. We cut and
split fire wood.
We do handy work including electrical repair and carpentry. This
spring we will be enlarging the chicken run. This past fall we
re-built the main compound fence. We coordinate outside labor and
then work alongside them. For example we are in the midst of
removing 15 mature trees from around the ponds. Be good and safe
with a chainsaw. We ride the ranch horses and keep them in shape
for the owners. During cow/calf season we keep an eye on them,
feed and doctor them. 
For this basic labor we are rewarded with free time and a natural
rhythm that is healthy and refreshing. In summer we go to the
lake and have it to ourselves. We hike along the creek, look up
and see a bald eagle or an osprey flying over head. In winter we
drive into the mountains and have our pick of the best Christmas
trees growing wild. We enjoy the hills covered with a pristine
layer of snow. There is never a traffic jam. We frequently think,
wow, people are sitting at their desks right now trapped indoors
and have no choice.
I hope this gives you a better idea of what ranch caretaking can
be like and what skills can help you get a good job. Our dream
came true and so can yours. My parting words are: team up with
the folks at Caretaker's Gazette and don't miss a single issue. 

Morning light on the barn

JAPAN

FRUIT PICKERS NEEDED. We are growing various kinds of fruits all
year round and doing fruit picking as a business here in
Yamanashi, Japan. Mt. Fuji is located here in Yamanashi. We have
nice accommodations for all volunteers; we created four bedrooms
downstairs and two Japanese tatami rooms upstairs. In each room,
we put a bunk bed so that eight people can stay downstairs and
possibly six to eight more people can stay upstairs. We created
two shower rooms, a mini-kitchen, two toilets, and a washroom and
provided all necessary items such as a fridge, microwave, bikes
for all volunteers, two washing machines and so on. If you want
to know more about us, and see photos you can visit our volunteer
page that I created in English at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers."

KANSAS

A SEASONAL CARETAKER is needed to help maintain the landscape of
our camp and buildings at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from May 15 to
July 31. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director,
this position will be responsible for mowing, trimming, and the
general upkeep of the grounds; weekly cleaning of the cabins and
daily cleaning of the common buildings. He/she will be required
to perform any other appropriate duties as assigned by the
Executive Director. The staff at all times is representative of
the philosophy, mission and goals of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
its Camping Program. Staff must strive to work cooperatively with
the fellow employees to achieve the goals and objectives of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Requirements: must be an example of good
moral behavior, must be able to build positive relationships with
staff and campers, and must be able to pass a background check.
Physical and mental requirements: must be able to lift 50 lbs.
minimum. Must be able to be trained in the proper use and
maintenance of all mowing equipment, including, but not limited
to, riding mowers, weed eaters, tractors and shredders, and
understanding of how to clean thoroughly. Must be alert to
children's activities to recognize potential hazards and
accidents. Safe decision making skills required, putting guest
safety and needs first. Please mail your resume and references to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MEXICO

FREE FOOD AND ACCOMODATION available for a few hours of work on a
beautiful Mexican beach! First we need a chef as soon as
possible! Urgent! We are a camping and trailer park with over
thirty years of experience, named Boca Beach, located on a beach
called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the state of Jalisco, on the west
coast of Mexico.(three hours from Puerto Vallarta). The weather
is pretty nice, the beach is beautiful and the ocean pristine and
warm all year long. Near here there is another town, typical of
Mexico, where you can find, traditional food, nice and
interesting people and lots of fun. The food is great here and
there is a big selection of it. There are a lot of activities you
can do here, among others, like snorkeling, surfing, kayaking,
fishing, hiking, tours in this bay and many more in the zone,
night bonfires, and many more. We offer food and accommodation in
camping houses in exchange of four to eight hours of work a day
(in a friendly environment), five days a week, with two days off.
We are looking forward to hearing from you after you visit our
website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

MICHIGAN

SINGLE CARETAKER OR CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We are seeking a
live-in caretaker for a Northern Michigan private family lodge.
The primary duties will include grounds and building maintenance,
general house cleaning, light cooking and "guest-ready" up-keep
of the lodge. Separate private living quarters are provided along
with a salary and other benefits. This is a non-smoking
environment. Applicants should have an exemplary work record and
excellent references. If you would like to apply, please email a
letter briefly outlining your work history and income
requirements to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

MINNESOTA

A MINNESOTA CHARMING FARMHOUSE is seeking a person or couple
willing to exchange construction work and vacation-rental/B&B
turnovers for rent. For info/interest, please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

A PART-TIME CARETAKER is needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in East
Grand Forks. Town Square Apartments, an 81 unit property, has an
opening available for an experienced caretaker or caretaker team.
Duties will include cleaning, turnovers, and grounds work. Must
live on-site. Please respond in person with your resume and
contact information at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

MONTANA

DO YOU LOVE NATURE? Is your idea of the perfect job one which
takes you off-the-beaten-path? Do you want a little adventure
this summer? Do you enjoy people? Does the challenge of making
someone's vacation a bit better sound invigorating? Does the word
remote appeal? Are you energetic? Flexible? If so, our
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for someone just like you for
the summer of 2014! Employment begins around Memorial Day and
ends sometime after Labor Day. For more information, please check
out our employment web page at: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

HOME SCHOOL TUTOR/NANNY needed in Havre, MT. Our client is
searching for a live-in tutor/nanny to home school their
7-year-old daughter. Currently the child is attending a main
stream school but would benefit from a one-on-one setting. She
has some developmental delays so a background in special
education would be beneficial. You will be responsible for
following the required curriculum as well as engaging and
encouraging social and academic growth. Kind, caring, patient and
dedicated would describe your personality. The family is looking
for a long-term commitment. Separate housing is provided, plus a
car for work related use. The family lives on a large ranch
approximately a one hour drive from the closest town. Please send
your resume and cover letter to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." stating why this position is of interest to you.
Accommodation provided. Salary open.

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

CARETAKER/WORKING MANAGER needed year-round for a southwestern
Montana grazing ranch with extensive flood irrigation. Looking
for a mature couple (children gone). No haying or working cattle.
Year-round maintenance of yards and buildings. Recently remodeled
Manager's house provided (no smoking). Limited horse pasture/barn
available plus reimbursement for your pickup use on ranch
business. ATV furnished. Hunting and fishing. Owner is not always
available for day-to-day management but is very concerned about
the condition and appearance of improvements and equipment.
Applicant must be a self-motivated, steady working type person
who wants every job done right. Must be clean and neat, sober,
drug free with a reputation for honesty. Please mail your resume
to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers."

NEBRASKA

POSITION AVAILABLE on a diversified ranch near Valentine, NE. You
will need experience with alfalfa and equipment/shop maintenance.
Good character is essential. No horses. This is a full-time
position with housing provided. Please mail your resume and
references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

A FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED FARM/RANCH in the panhandle of
Western Nebraska has a full-time position available. We are
searching for a farm/ranch assistant that has general farm/ranch
experience and is able to take directions, follow a plan and be
dependable. Duties include but not limited to: tractor work for
crops raised - corn, wheat, soybeans and hay. A cow-calf
operation that requires help with calving, weaning, and fencing.
Housing is available and furnished. Compensation and benefits
will be discussed during our interview. Serious and experienced
applicants, please fax your information, resume and references to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

NEW JERSEY

BASKING RIDGE AREA - Housesitter needed from March through July,
to look after four dogs, two cats, seven goldfish, roses, and our
garden. You will be responsible for feeding our animals, and
watering the indoor plants, no exercise required for the pets.
Would prefer a live-in housesitter, but will also consider twice
daily visits to our home for feeding/watering duties from any
local applicants. Please email why you would be interested in
housesitting and taking care of our pets, and provide at least
three checkable references. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

NEPAL 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Chitwan, Nepal.
This organization was established in 2000 and we began serving 16
children from all over Nepal. The main objectives of our
organization are to provide shelter, food, proper education, and
preparation for vocational and/or college education. We serve
children who are homeless, poor, and have been abandoned. For
more information about our center and how you can help please
visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." We accept
volunteers from all around the world throughout the year. We are
grateful to have you stay as a volunteer for a minimum of one
week or as long as you like. You are also welcome to stop by and
visit us any time. For more information, please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

NEVADA

RANCH HELP needed in a very remote area in the mountains of
central Nevada. The ranch is off-the-grid and operates on hydro
and solar. The always present work projects are: fencing, wood
cutting, cooking, cleaning and landscaping. You will have a good
deal of say as to what we do and how long we do it. You won't be
working for me; you will be working with me. I am appreciative of
any help I get. If you like animals and enjoy the outdoors, you
will like it here. We have three cats, two donkeys, and a goat.
Wild horses often wander onto the property. Antelope, elk, and
deer are present in the area. Lodging is very comfortable and I
can cook or you can. The menu we can decide on together, in
advance if you like. The nearest town is about 70 miles away, so
there isn't much of a social life here. The few neighbors are
great and colorful people. I can pick you up in Las Vegas or Reno
(both about 300 miles away), if you are staying long enough to
make it worthwhile. Otherwise you need to have your own vehicle.
For more information, please write to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

NEW MEXICO

FREE RENT provided for a Guest House in Galisteo, NM (30 minutes
to Santa Fe), and $350/month salary for horse care. Horse
experience required. A beautiful one bedroom, 800 sq. ft., 20
acre property, with tile, vigas, radiant heat, Wi-Fi, and natural
light. Four horses whose feed times are five to seven days/week,
two times a day: 7am and 6pm. Day off with fill in possible.
Requires two individuals to share live/work. Grooming,
blanketing, etc. Pets okay. Non-smoking. Utilities extra. One
year lease. A security deposit of $850 is required. References
required. Must be two individuals. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MUSTANG TRAINING HELP needed. This year we will be getting wild
horses ready for adoption. We will have gentle horses caught by
the USFS in New Mexico or the BLM in other western states and get
them into adoptive homes. There are a limited number of spaces
for volunteer ranch helpers. As a helper, besides helping with
the horses, you will be also doing work to support the program
such as building fences or working in the garden. You will
definitely need boots and work gloves. We no longer provide a
free course in animal training but there is still an opportunity
to learn a lot by observing what we do, sitting in on classes,
and using our library of materials. Smokers, substance abusers,
Mountain Dew addicts, people needing psychiatric medications, and
compulsively reckless people should not apply. Please write to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

SANTA FE, NM. An elderly couple in their 80s is looking for an
experienced live-in caregiver in Santa Fe. Duties: cooking light,
well-prepared meals; keeping an immaculate kitchen; shopping;
scheduling and driving to appointments; tending to duties
involving small dog, monitoring the couple to ensure safety and
fall prevention. Five days per week are required, two days off.
Room plus board and salary apply. Only non-smokers, non-drinkers,
experienced, providers with excellent references should apply. A
background check on serious applicants will be performed. New
Mexico applicants preferred but not required. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for details.

NEW YORK

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a 600 acre rustic retreat overlooking Piseco
Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, seeks a
full-time innkeeping couple to start May 5, 2014. At least three
years of hospitality experience, or a degree in Hotel Management
is strongly preferred. Skills in managing reservations,
bookkeeping software, social media, and fostering customer
satisfaction are essential. Expertise in supervising staff,
maintaining high standards for housekeeping/condition of
buildings and grounds, and communication skills is necessary.
Experience in providing food service and light carpentry repair
is needed. Compensation includes an apartment with paid
utilities, monthly salary, paid vacation, share of tips with
staff, and a performance-based bonus. Please submit a current
resume along with contact information for three professional
references by February 21, 2014 to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Phoenicia, NY is seeking seasonal Front of
House, Kitchen, Garden, Facilities, and Housekeeping staff for
our upcoming retreat season. We are looking for hardworking,
self-motivated, enthusiastic people who are flexible, upbeat and
have a desire to work for a worthy cause in a remarkable natural
setting. Working at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX requires a positive
attitude, attention to detail, dependability, and the ability to
multi-task and communicate well with others. All positions may be
called to work in other departments as needed. Must be able to
work flexible hours. Service industry and prior retreat center
experience a plus but not required. You may apply for either a
full-time residential stipend position or a part-to-full-time
non-residential hourly position. Please indicate your preference
in your application. Compensation: Residential Positions:
includes room and board plus weekly stipend of $175/week.
Non-residential Positions: $8 - $11/hour depending on experience
and position. After work enjoy the hiking trails, swimming pool,
meditation sanctuary and other facilities. Staff is also invited
to attend programs (schedule permitting). XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
operated by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and is located 20 minutes from
Woodstock in the beautiful Catskills Mountains. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for job descriptions and
an application packet.

SEEKING PRIVATE LODGE MANAGER for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Old
Forge, NY. 120-year-old private family recreation club seeks a
full-time permanent live-in manager(s). Couple preferred, with a
late April start date. Busy summer season with caretaking duties
in winter. In season operation includes, small store, four rental
cabins, Saturday night picnic for 80-100 guests, maintenance,
grounds, and member services. 30 privately owned camps on the
lake. Compensation includes annual salary, vacation/sick, 401K,
family medical benefits, private housing, holiday bonus, and
limited use of the club vehicle. Please send your resume and
cover letter to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

NEW ZEALAND

HOLIDAY PARK ASSISTANTS needed. Share a four bed dorm for 2.5
hours work per day. Enjoy stunning scenery and great weather.
Preference will be given to applicants who can stay a minimum of
two to three weeks. Jobs vary and can include housekeeping such
as cleaning rooms, cabins and facilities. Work in the gardens
includes weeding, landscaping, and planting. Paid work may also
be available in the village of Russell. We are an Enviro Gold
holiday park so sustainable practices and caring for our native
bush and bird life is at the heart of our practices. Our holiday
park is home to four rare birds including kiwis. We are looking
for a solid work ethic, mature volunteers, preferably with
previous work experience. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE to help on our property on the
mountains overlooking beautiful Golden Bay. No experience
necessary. The work includes helping around the house and
gardens, tree planting, building, whatever you are good at. You
will get your own room with fantastic views overlooking Golden
Bay. Food and accommodation will be provided in exchange for four
to five hours of work each day. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." to apply.

WE NEED HELP with a bit of everything. We own a large sheep and
beef farm at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We require a hard working
couple or single to help with a bit of everything around the
Farmstay. Gardening, cleaning and maybe some farm work/building
if you are interested and capable. You would live in our four
bedroom farm cottage with our 19-year-old Sheppard. Most meals,
accommodation and Internet will be provided. If you are very
capable some paid work may be available over and above your five
to six hours. Hard working, fun loving applicants only. You must
also have a good level of English. To learn more, please visit
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." and then email a photo
and details of what you can offer us. Thanks.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is New Zealand's number one tourist
destination and we are offering two people the amazing
opportunity to spend some time here, right in Fiordland National
Park. We are offering food and accommodation in exchange for four
hours a day help in turning over the lodge (making beds, cleaning
and other odd jobs). Milford is extremely remote and unique but
most of all beautiful! This is for an immediate start only and a
minimum stay of 10 days. If you are available now please call us
at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers." with your phone
number. We look forward to hearing from you.

NICARAGUA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. My name is Celine, a 29-year-old French lady
who is living near the city of Leon, Nicaragua. I would like to
tell you a little story, so pay attention please: I have
purchased land in a little authentic fishing and surfing village
in Nicaragua called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in order to start a
non-profit project for children and teenagers. This village is
beautiful. I bought some land and I would like to build a
playground area and an art school. Currently everything is in
process, the more help I get, the faster we'll be, and obviously
the sooner my social non-profit project will be done. It is not
an organization. I am doing everything on my own. I have a lot of
ideas in mind but I need people to make them real. It would be
great to get some construction workers with experience,
carpenters, painters, etc. and naturally some engineers. Child
lovers with no experience are also welcome. My idea is that every
single child develops his/her creativity, imagination, etc. to
give them a chance to learn art, painting, languages, jewelry
making, dancing, playing instruments, circus stuff, cooking and
many other things, that are totally possible to learn in another
country but not here. I would like to give them a place where
they could play freely, learn skating, climbing on a bouldering
wall, play ping pong and table football, as extra activities
after school, as they have plenty of time and expect to make the
most of it. I first need volunteers who are able to help me to
build a concrete skate bowl, a wooden climbing bouldering wall, a
ping pong table and many other games. Also, renovate an eleven
meter long school bus which actually will be the volunteering
place initially. The bus will consist of a five bed sleeping
area, and another area for a kitchen shared with a table and some
seats. Work will consist in painting the interior part of the bus
and install all the facilities. Currently, there is just a toilet
and a shower and an open rancho where a campsite can be placed,
with hammocks, a gas cooker, seats, etc. Naturally you must be a
nature lover. It is all I can provide now because everything
needs to be built, but once the construction is finished, it
would be a lovely, colorful and artistic place where everyone
will be welcome. Once the bus is done, volunteers will be given
shelter in exchange to 3/4 every day hours giving language, art,
and yoga classes. The place offers lots of opportunities for the
volunteers during their free time such as surfing, climbing
volcanoes, fishing, etc. so, if you are an adventurous traveler
who feels like helping me to give a better future for the
children, I can offer you a place to stay if you give me a hand
with the project and make a better world. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

NORWAY

INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? On an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, our
collective is for anyone keen to learn, share ideas, and work
hard. We are building a sailboat and when she is finished (we aim
for late 2013), we want to sail the world, visiting other
eco-villages, collecting knowledge and traveling in the most
eco-friendly way possible. Anyone who helps us out will have the
chance to join our crew. We also work on the farm, building up
the infrastructure to create a stable base for our community. We
live with our dog, the farm cat and some (very) free-range
chickens. We keep bees and make jam; this year we harvested our
first crop of potatoes and planted next seasons raspberries.
Eventually we hope to grow all our food. We want to create a
place that will continue to flourish, where crops, thoughts,
adventures, and of course boats, can grow! We ask for a minimum
commitment of thirty days, with a week-long trial period. We
welcome anyone as long as you are happy to work hard and help out
where needed. There are enough beds for eight volunteers and the
schedule is Monday to Friday, with approximately eight to nine
hours of work a day. Please bring your pets if you can! Boat work
is predominantly during the winter and jobs include welding the
deck, installing the engine, sewing the sails, constructing the
mast and fitting the interior. If you have any particular skills
in these areas, please let us know. On the farm you may be asked
to do anything from plowing and harvesting to jam making, roof
building, beekeeping, digging, painting, or grinding the barley
for our morning porridge. It is guaranteed that you will be asked
to cook; our diet is vegetarian and we try to eat only seasonal
food, grown as locally as possible. On the weekends there are
forests and mountains to explore, and we have skis, tents and
bikes available for those who want to go adventuring. Come help
us out and join our tribe of sea-gypsies! Please send an email to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."explaining why you would
be interested in our community and please place this in Capital
Letters in the Subject Line: SEA GYPSY APLLICATION so we know you
have been reading our description here. Thanks.

OHIO

FULL-TIME CARETAKER NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You will be
responsible for security, maintenance, and visitor services
support. Please mail your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." We are an equal opportunity employer.

OKLAHOMA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED from April 10th to July 12th, 2014 for our
three-bedroom home in the Oklahoma City area. We need a dog-lover
to look after our two cute Poodles, who need cuddles (and food),
and to be walked twice each day. Our home is very close to the
I40, and just 20 minutes by car to the city. A large park is a
short walk away, along with walking trails and tennis courts. You
must keep our house in good shape while we are away, because we
expect it to be the same when we return. If you are interested,
please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

TOP RANCH FOREMAN WANTED to maintain my ranch in Osage County,
Oklahoma and take care of steers, winter and summer. Applicants
need to be 40+ years old. Please reply to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

OREGON

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY for people who are open-minded and
willing to work hard while having time to explore or relax. When
the work is done, there are bicycles provided to take advantage
of the many back country hiking and cycling trails, sand
volleyball court, horse shoes, croquet, internet, etc. The work
consists of planting, cultivating, weeding, processing and
selling vegetables at the local Saturday market. We are a 325
acre hay and cattle ranch and organic farm focused on healthy,
alternative, ecologically harmonious lifestyle. We are open to
all races, religions and are gay and lesbian friendly. Situated
in beautiful Goose Lake Valley at an elevation of 4,620 ft., the
ranch consists of a 117 acre wildlife statuary, alfalfa and grass
hay fields, heirloom fruit orchard, organic vegetable garden,
vegetable greenhouse, hammocks, creek, historic buildings. We
have started hosting healing retreats this year. Additional work
may involve some construction, fence building and removal,
irrigation, beer brewing, mowing, building trails, developing
campsites and working with animals. We ask for 20 hours per week
of work with a small stipend for additional hours. Sorry, no
children, pets, alcoholics or smokers. There are more pictures on
our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." where
you can email us.

DO YOU LOVE PEOPLE AND HOSPITALITY, the outdoor Western life
style as well as rural living in a breathtaking spot?  If so, our
small destination XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a mature
couple and possibly one other person to help run our seasonal
business. We specialize in "glamping" in authentic tipis along
with a small restaurant. We have many wonderful reviews!
Successful applicants will be hands-on in all phases of our
business and are those who possess most (if not all) of the
following: extroverts who love hospitality, are service and
detail oriented, team players with strong time management skills,
able to cheerfully anticipate guest needs, have some culinary
experience/foodies, strong cleaning skills, are computer savvy,
with photography adobe Photoshop helpful. Must be non-smoking and
problem solving. Couples or singles with experience and no
children or pets preferred. In return we offer a monthly stipend,
tips, RV housing (or bring yours), day off, all living expenses
plus many other perks. Please reply to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a large estate in Bucks County,
Pennsylvania, midway between Philadelphia and New York City.
Duties include landscaping maintenance, housekeeping, minor
farming, and animal care, lawn and pool maintenance. Benefits
include health and dental insurance, an apartment, auto, and
vacation. Must have experience. Salaries negotiable. Please send
your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

A GLADWYNE, PENNSYLVANIA JEWISH FAMILY seeks a couple for their
new casual home. The family includes four children ages 13, 11,
7, and 4, but no pets. This is an outstanding family with a
history of keeping staff for a long time. You will be replacing
an employee who was with them for six years because of their move
to a new, larger home. They have also employed a full-time nanny
for the past 11 years. Responsibilities of this position includes
healthy meal preparations, menu planning, serving, and clean-up;
all housecleaning; chauffeuring of children; running errands;
laundry and ironing; gardening; home security; some record
keeping; decorating for parties; caring for guests; organization
of closets and supplies; and caring for marble, antiques,
paintings, interior windows, crystal, metals, the spa, and other
high-end items requiring specific knowledge. They will not accept
smokers and offer Sundays and Mondays off. They will train you on
how to do kosher cooking. Previous experience working in a home
of wealth or equivalent in professional training is required.
Salary commensurate to skills (up to $110,000) and experience and
includes a 1,058 sq. ft. apartment with private entrance as well
as half contribution towards health insurance, six paid holidays,
and two weeks' paid vacation each year. If interested, please
submit a resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

PERU

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

PORTUGAL

WE NEED HELP for all the different kinds of work, e.g. clearing
the ground, cutting, potting plants at a small Mediterranean
plant nursery. Beside this, we do have some animals and we do
need help for clearing our land, the fences and some small jobs
in the horse stable. The accommodation for a helper will always
be together with a bathroom, depending of the time of the year,
it will be a guest-room or a caravan. We do live eight km away
from the next beach and we can offer a bike for the free time to
get there. Our farm is situated near Faro Airport. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an Eco-project and Open
Learning centre, a project from the Happiness Everywhere
association. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is born out of a dream of
reconnecting with nature and ourselves, to share knowledge and
experience with each other, and to live a sustainable life. We
receive volunteers and guests from all over the world, who come
to help in the creation of this project, and to participate in
our open learning/non-formal education activities. Permaculture
including natural building, natural gardening, food forest and
healing are our main focuses. We have activities on a regular
basis such as meditation, yoga, talking circles, improvisations
of music and dance. We are located 3km from Nisa, in the district
of Portalegre in the North Alentejo of Portugal. To learn more
and to see photos, please visit our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

SEYCHELLES 

URGENT! Looking to hire a caretaker couple for six months in
Seychelles - gardening, maintaining the place, paying the
utilities bills, and making sure it is secure. Free board - just
take care of the place, serious, reliable and experienced only
please. Please contact"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." with your resume and pictures.

SOUTH DAKOTA

A LOCAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRM is searching for a caretaker for
a large apartment community in Rapid City. This is an entry level
position and affords opportunities for advancement. Prior
experience in cleaning, use of cleaning chemicals, a general
understanding of safety along with a general understanding of how
to apply cleaning chemicals sagely - is a must. If you are
dependable, hard-working, possess a strong desire to succeed and
have a customer service attitude then we are looking for you!
Apply in person Monday through Friday between 10am and 5pm, or on
Saturday or Sunday between 12pm and 3pm at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." Excellent starting wage, benefits, vacation
and 401(k) provided.  

SPAIN

HOUSESITTER NEEDED as soon as possible in Andalusia, Spain.
Housesitter wanted in Spain, one hour from Granada, in a cave
house. There are no pets, I mainly need the housesitter to just
look after the cave/property, and do some of the weeding. Long
and short term time periods are of interest. For more details,
please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

HELP NEEDED after February 15th. This would suit two or three
friends or a couple with energy, stamina and the strength to
clear ground for planting and for general garden tidying and
maintenance on difficult land. Must be comfortable around dogs
and cats. We have room for two or three helpers (en suite room
with two single beds and a pull down bed). This would suit a
couple or friends who can cook most of their own meals in a small
kitchen and who can offer both light and heavy work clearing
land, collecting, cutting and stacking wood and if possible
pruning olive trees. We have a small organic finca mainly growing
almonds and olives. We moved here in September 2006 with our two
cats. We have since been adopted by five more cats and a dog. Our
background is in teaching and alternative health. If you can
teach us gardening skills relevant to Spain that would be great!
We are non-smokers however, smokers are welcome if you respect
our rooms and smoke outside. We expect about 30 hours work a week
which may be five hours a day for six days or six hours a day for
five days. We're open to negotiation for free hours or days. In
exchange we offer comfortable accommodation and food, and some
prepared meals. Finca Colina is about a two hour walk across
mountains to the nearest pueblo which is Almogia so this is not
the place for you if you need lots of social activity. The
nearest bus stops in Almogia but runs only a few times a day. We
will give you lifts to Almogia when needed. Internet access at
the finca is limited. The scenery is spectacular and the night
skies are amazing. For more details, please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

TENNESSEE 

SEEKING CARETAKER, CAREGIVER with Alzheimer credentials, for a
very special octogenarian who still loves having fun, staying
busy, shopping at auctions or antique malls, or working in the
yard. Must like dogs, only one, but also very special (sorry, no
additional pets allowed). A beautiful room, board, and salary
commensurate with skills, will be provided. Non-smoker,
non-drinker, bondable, able to pass a thorough background check
and drug test. Clean MVR, as you would be driving her for
groceries and outings. Individual preferred, will consider couple
with one working outside the home. Located in southern middle
Tennessee. Please respond to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." with resume, references and contact information.

TEXAS

THIS IS AN IDEAL POSITION for a semi-retired person or couple to
be a live-in caretaker on our eco-homestead property, just
outside of San Antonio. We have a 50-acre property that is also
home to our outdoor education school. We need a caretaker to do
basic gardening, small building projects, animal care and grounds
maintenance in exchange for a place to live, utilities, select
free classes on sustainability and outdoor skills, access to a
free herbal clinic once a month, and monthly community barter
day. Caretakers can also grow their own plot in a fenced in
garden area and raise chickens, rabbits or other small livestock
animals as well. Must have own RV and pass a background check.
Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

MARRIED COUPLE needed to live and work on a ranch in West Texas.
She to work in house. He to maintain yard and grounds and do
minor repairs. He must also be able to do ranch work; round up;
etc. as needed. Must be non-smokers, and non-drinkers. Please
mail your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CARETAKER NEEDED to take care of a beautiful old ranch house
located out in the country. Person/persons would get to live in a
5,000 square foot house in exchange for $300 a month plus some
upkeep on the house. The upkeep would include painting, chopping
wood, and putting in ceramic tile in kitchen. If you are
interested in being out in the fresh air and drinking pure
underground spring water with no pollution and no city noises
please give me a call at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

THAILAND

VOLUNTEER TO HELP at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located outside of the
city called Mae Rim. We are looking for volunteers who will
participate with their heart, are motivated and willing to help!
Volunteering for us is an opportunity to integrate with authentic
northern Thai culture and looking for people who are open minded
and interested in learning the Thai ways of life. We're looking
for nature lovers from anywhere in the world to join us in making
art and staying with us. You would learn how to live the Thai
lifestyle, share and eat what we eat and cook, share and plant
your own vegetables, etc. We really do like to share a part of
our rural lives. We do not need to spend or make much money for
living here. Everybody is rich in the nature which provided us
with plenty of food and everything. These are some of the
responsibilities you might have as our volunteer: help with eco
project at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, organic orchards gardening,
general maintenance, cooking, shopping, building and making an
art project. We need you to be willing and able to take on any
work we might have for you! Don't worry! It's not too much work
every day. Just give us your free hands. You will have your own
free times. Volunteers must understand the rules and adapt
quickly to the variety of tasks they may be responsible for.
Please contact us for more details at Skype:
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." in Thailand.

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

UTAH

A HOUSESITTING POSITION is available in suburban Salt Lake City
from February 15 through May 2014, while the owners are out of
the country. It's a large, five bedroom, fully furnished house
with all amenities in an upscale neighborhood, near schools and
shopping centers, and close to the I-15. Very light duties are
expected and include watering the plants, taking care of the yard
and communicating with the owners via email, or by cell phone if
any emergencies develop. If interested, please email Sally at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Please include references
and your past housesitting experience. Thank you.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on 150 acres of land in amazing red rock
canyons in the juniper and pinion forest and canyon lands of the
high desert on the Colorado Plateau. The year-round creek bisects
the property with a grove of cottonwoods. Almost 20 Anasazi sites
are scattered around the property, with cliff ruins, petroglyphs
and pictographs decorating the canyon walls. 21 acres of grape
vines, a thousand fruit and nut trees, and a prolific garden make
up the main work to be done on the property. Length of stay is up
to you, ranging from a couple of weeks, to all summer. Working
months are between the 1st of March and end of November, the
beginning and end of the frost free days. Average group size is
six to eight, and accommodations are in a cabin built by
volunteers. Everyone is expected to spend six hours on weekdays
learning how to prune and take care of grape vines or fruit and
nut trees, weed, harvest, and work on any variety of other
projects. Since we are 15 miles from the nearest town (10 on dirt
roads) we try to carpool as much as possible, so just hop a ride
whenever someone is going to town. I am a 27-year-old graduate of
UC Santa Cruz, and I decided to turn the ranch into a viable
organic farm and vineyard. I provide three meals a day plus
snacks, showers, and comfortable beds. The weekends are spent
exploring the national parks or the endless high desert
wilderness around the property. Ideal volunteers are adventurous,
hardworking, and can be kind and respectful in a group
environment. Last minute volunteers welcome. Come out and enjoy a
glass of red wine sitting around a campfire under the stars with
a great group of people. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

VIRGINIA

HOUSE/APARTMENT TRADE OPPORTUNITY. New York City three bedroom
apartment wanted for exchange or rent, preferably on the Upper
West Side, for one year, beginning June/July 2014 in exchange for
a lovely, spacious three to four bedroom house with a fenced yard
near the downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA. For more
information, please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." with New York City/Charlottesville, VA Trade in the
Subject Line.

WASHINGTON

MOUNTAIN MAN NEEDED to steward our 60 acre old growth forest, in
the central Cascades, Washington. This is ideal for a fit,
retired person, with a small cabin in a beautiful setting. The
Whitewater River is 200 yards from your doorstep, and a half-mile
to a wilderness hot spring.  Salary $700/month for one hour of
hiking daily and additional part-time work is available at
$10/hour. Off grid with satellite internet connection; propane
cooking, and wood heat. This is available annually, from May to
November. You can start May, 2014. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

SEEKING a mature and professional resident management couple with
at least three to five years of management experience of Inn
Keeping experience. This is a hands-on position to operate and
manage a small motel in the beautiful San Juan Islands of
Washington State. We are looking for a hardworking, honest couple
to assume the full-time management of our motel - manage a small
staff, oversee the front office, reservations, housekeeping, pool
care and light maintenance. Compensation includes salary (depends
on experience), a one-bedroom apartment with utilities. For a
full job description please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." You can email or fax your resume and references.
Our fax is "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in a rustic resort and retreat center in the
San Juan Islands. Your primary job functions might include but
are not limited to weeding, care and maintenance of landscaped
areas, maintenance and development of campsites and trails, and
general grounds work. Opportunities exist to get involved in a
variety of different projects depending on your skill level and
the needs of the resort. Some priority projects include
harvesting and utilizing driftwood and other natural materials
from the resort property for landscaping purposes, driftwood and
cedar fence building, and preparation for our annual summer music
festival. For 30 hours of work per week you will receive a weekly
stipend of $100 for use in our Cafe and Store (credit - not
cash). While in season, produce may be available to you if
harvests permit. You will work 30 hours per week with four to
five days on and two to three consecutive days off. We offer free
accommodations, mostly ground camping in "Tent City." In the
colder months a rustic shared cabin will be provided. You will
need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, bedding, etc. The stay
is a minimum of three weeks and up to three months. The first two
weeks are a trial period. If interested, please fax your info to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

WISCONSIN

PET AND HOUSESIT on 300 acres, located 15 minutes from Lake
Geneva, Wisconsin. There are three cats, and two dogs. It is very
private property with lots of wildlife and natural beauty. A
private one bedroom garage apartment, all utilities plus car and
Satellite TV furnished. You should have an outside source of
income, as we provide a small salary in addition to living
quarters. The owner is absent during the winter months. If
interested please send background and contact information to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

WYOMING

FARM/RANCH HAND NEEDED. Looking for an all-around hand for
farm/ranch work in southeastern Wyoming/Nebraska. Duties to
include but not limited to hay production, calving, fencing,
irrigation (pivot), maintenance, and some farming. Must be
motivated, a self starter, and a team player. Housing provided.
Pay will depend on experience. To apply, please mail your resume
and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

A REMOTE LODGE in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming is looking
for help. A single person or couple is OK. Maintenance, snow
removal, kitchen, housekeeping are included in the varied duties.
The property is only accessible by an over-the-snow vehicle in
the winter. Base pay plus room and board provided. Can start
immediately. To apply, please email your resume and references to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Female military Veteran and former homemaker seeking a house or
pet-sitters position. No stipend required, however assistance
with travel helpful. Have household skills, am conscientious,
diligent and willing to learn if new skills required. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Available immediately.

Responsible mature Male seeks winter caretaker position starting
in the fall 2014. Alaska hunting/fishing lodge setting preferred,
but will consider all areas of the country. I am a current Alaska
resident, with considerable bush experience. Salaried position
required. Must be able to have my dog with me. I am in good
physical condition. I am a non drinker/smoker. References
available upon request. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Retired yes ... (37 years teaching HS biology) but not dead! In
fact very much alive. We are ready to take care of you, your
property and your loved ones (animals). We are in great shape
(non-smokers/non-drinkers). I am no stranger to a hammer, a
paintbrush, a chainsaw or a machete. I can keep your lawns green,
pool blue and your trees trimmed while at the same time keeping
your "neighbors" out and your animals in. All my wife and I need
is a comfortable place to dream. We have great references (ex.
nine week "job" in Costa Rica), and others. Faraway places are
calling us, or maybe not so far away places. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

South Florida - mature couple available for area assignments.
Have 15 years experience in South Florida. Husband is retired;
wife is a teacher in Broward Schools. Familiar with maintenance,
business, animals and horticulture. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Responsible, capable person seeks house sit or caretaker position
in the Sierra Foothills, California; short or long term. Skills
include gardening, house management, and animal husbandry.
Excellent references. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Estate caretaker for 25 years looking to move upstate NY or CT.
Can do it all. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Caretaker/Property Manager seeks a live-in position. Ran
successful B&B for three years in Boston, while managing large
historic property and lot. Extensive food and culinary
experience. Proficient gardening and landscaping skills;
expertise with edibles, pruning, native plants, and four-season.
Excellent with handy-work, customer service, administrative
tasks, addressing problems, cooperation, creativity, attention to
detail, self-direction, and driving. I'm a young 39, strong,
agile, energetic, and healthy. I have a great sense of humor and
open mind. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." with questions and for references.  

Retired hospice caregiver is seeking a peaceful, yet active,
caretaking situation. I am 56, single, with no commitments,
strong, hardworking, with good work ethics. Trustworthy and
humble with extensive references. My background also includes dog
training and loving care for any and all animals, security,
outreach work, and various volunteer endeavors. I enjoy the
outdoors, yoga, and meditation. Please contact Robin at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." if you have further
interest. Love and Light!

Tired of working a treadmill "job". Must return to serenity;
solitude of nature. Have time to write; pursue photography. Want
to do something different/interesting: Cemetery caretaker;
lighthouse keeper; live on a houseboat; prune roses. Partial to
Oregon. Long-term. Need housing/pay. Have dog. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mom with two young kids and big dog seeks employment as
caretaker/estate manager in California (coast and/or mountains).
Wide range of skills.  Please contact for me for my resume by
calling "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mature responsible female seeks housesitting/caretaking in
Evergreen, Colorado and the surrounding area. Retired nurse with
previous experience as a caretaker, excellent references
available. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Professional-Personal Executive and Assistant available to help
with Estate-Property Management, Travel Plans, etc. (You tell
me!) I am a worldwide traveler, fit, friendly and flexible. Plan
to leave high stress consulting practice for another path in life
that would be pleasing, productive, and expand my horizons.
References that support my integrity and capability include a US
Ambassador, a US Congressman, and a lifelong friend who is an
insurance executive.  Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Responsible, trustworthy, friendly Canadian coming to Europe!
Looking for house-sit or other adventures in Germany, Spain or
where the winds take me. In Usedom, Germany till June 6th.
Possibly exploring Spain after that. Open to offers. Speak some
German. Professional Organizer: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." Saved my last house sit from disastrous sewer back
up.

Family of six, with four energetic young girls ages 4 to 10, is
seeking an opportunity to take care of your farmhouse, rural
property, small farm, or similar situation. We want to spend a
year getting closer to nature, and each other, while getting our
hands dirty. We want to learn something about growing food and
taking care of a property, and maybe even some animals. We'd be
willing to contribute to the rent, while partially earning our
keep as well. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Excellent experienced single lady available to manage your
property. Educated, organized, trustworthy caretaker who enjoys
gardening too. Multi-lingual, world traveler, non-smoker. Have
passport, will travel. Photos and international references.
Please contact Eleni at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Experienced and certified horticulturist and estate caretaker
hailing from Massachusetts seeks estate management (or similar)
position. Possesses a bachelor's degree in horticulture and
English literature from UNH.  Three years as Grounds Restoration
Manager at the Hunnewell Prize award-winning Glen Magna Farms in
Danvers, MA. Excellent with children and pets. Great
references/resume provided upon request. Please feel free to
inquire anytime. Please contact Zachary at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

Mature, responsible professional woman looking to house sit in
the Boston Area all or part of the summer. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." to discuss options.
Flexible and open to location and time.

Active 60-year-old female relocating to San Francisco or north in
Marin or Sonoma. Seeking housesitting, caretaking position
immediately. Plant care, love pets, Very responsible, nonsmoker,
completely honest, reliable and loyal, happy to provide
references. Please email Sam at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Do you need a reliable person to watch over your primary home
while you're away or your second home on the northern Oregon/
southern Washington coast? I'm a retired gentleman with
impeccable references who will look in on your home in your
absence, will be on site when contractors are working, and, if
you're planning a visit, send me your shopping list and the
kitchen will be ready when you arrive. I am building a client
list. Let me be there for you. Please call Ken at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Award-winning journalist/experienced caretaker/pet-sitter seeks a
house-sit on/near the Oregon coast.
Trustworthy-Responsible-Mature-Nonsmoker. Excellent
references/background check plus income. See profile/photos in
the January/February 2014 issue of The Caretaker Gazette. Please
contact Catherine by calling "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Quiet Single Male is seeking a long-term housesitting or
caretaking position in Austin, Texas. I have handyman,
maintenance and technical skills and am very good at fixing
things. I have experience with hospitality, pet care, gardening
and landscaping. I will consider all types of housing. No kids,
pets, smoking, drinking, or drugs. Excellent references can be
provided. Please email me at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." Thank you.

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We are relocating to the Grand Rapids Area. We are a family with
two children under the age of five. We are looking for a home to
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both grew up with farm animals. This is our first housesitting
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good care of your home. We are looking for something long-term
and as soon as possible. Thank you, Aaron Schmude. You may
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