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THIS IS OUR 200th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983          Volume 34, Number 2       

March/April 2016        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS
- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 34 states
and 12 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Caretaking in the Georgia Hill Country - Ken and Dianna Rott
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

HOUSESITTER/LANDSCAPER needed in Helena, a suburb of Birmingham,
from April 25 to May 28. In addition to our home, we have
beautiful gardens, so we are looking for a housesitter to
maintain both our house and gardens while we are away. Our
private house, including utilities, is offered to stay in for
free in exchange for several hours a day of taking care of our
gardening needs. Our preference is for a single, non-smoking
person, who is financially secure since we are not offering any
compensation for this position. Please email your interest and
reasons for wanting to take this housesitting assignment, let us
know your gardening background, and include your references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALASKA

HELP NEEDED. We are an off-the-grid wilderness lodge located on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, which is on Kodiak Island, Alaska. We are a
20 minute flight from the City of Kodiak in the lodge's
floatplane. We have an average of eight guests at a time that
come in for week long trips, fly fishing for salmon on the rivers
near the lodge. You will be working alongside, two fishing
guides, and the chef. General help is needed, mostly helping in
the kitchen, and housekeeping duties, (changing out the guest
rooms) every morning. Other duties could include, dish washing,
tending the small garden, and guiding the non-fishing guests on
wildlife hikes and canoe trips around the lake. And yes, although
remote, we do have Wi-Fi in the lodge. Ideally you would be in
the lodge from either the 1st shift from late June through the
1st week of August, or the 2nd shift from mid-August through the
end of September. Each helper will get their own private room
inside the main lodge. The guests leave tips when they depart
each week so you will have some compensation. We strive for a fun
environment with a good mix of lodge help and free time in one of
the most beautiful places in the world. I hope you can be a part
of our team. Please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
learn more, and then email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SUMMER WORKER NEEDED on a beautiful Alaskan homestead from June 1
- September 15. Possibly as early as April 15. Experienced male
or female needed to keep up yards and a small orchard. General
watering, weeding chores. Some new construction projects at a
remote cabin site. Experience with power and hand tools, yard
machines, required. Prefer non-smoker, drinker. Small
off-the-grid cabin provided for work trade, small stipend, and
occasional use of vehicle. Supply your own food. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED for a remote 5-Star Lodge in southeastern
Alaska. We are located 50 miles north of Ketchikan in the Tongass
National Forest. We are looking for a caretaker/caretaker couple
who can make a solid four month commitment starting
ASAP/immediately. This caretaker position could turn into a
possible full-time, year-round position at the Lodge. If you are
interested please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FACILITIES MANAGER needed in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, AK. The
seasonal Facilities Manager works cooperatively with the
management to maintain the physical infrastructure of two remote
Alaskan lodges in the interior of Denali National Park. This
includes tools, equipment, buildings, vehicles and grounds.
During the summer season, this person trains, supervises and
instructs a four to six person crew comprised of skilled,
semi-skilled and unskilled workers in the implementation of
maintenance objectives. Pre- and post-season work includes
opening/closing the seasonal systems, planning, procuring
inventory and hands-on work with construction projects plus
assisting in hiring operations staff. The full job description,
benefits and directions for applying are found on the employment
pages of our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA 

PRIVATE FAMILY FACILITY on five acres in need of a responsible,
self-motivated, respectful, individual (or couple) to care for
our 6-10 horses and property. The job includes feeding, cleaning
stalls, turning horses out, mowing in summer, caretaker presence
and light maintenance. We will provide a nice two bedroom
apartment, utilities and $100 per week. If you're tired of
fighting the cold then Yuma, Arizona winters are perfect, summers
are a bit hot. Need to be able to lift 50# and keep a schedule.
Non-smoker, non-drinker and no drugs. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dear Gary, almost two years ago we answered a help-wanted ad in
your publication. Subsequently, we moved from our caretaker
position in Minnesota to a new one in Georgia. In a nutshell, we
are very, very happy. The folks that placed the ad in The
Caretaker Gazette, are extremely generous, caring and always show
their appreciation. The property we are taking care of is
beautiful! Thank you for being the matchmaker! The move to
Georgia has worked out better than we ever expected. When I get
your emails encouraging us to subscribe to the Gazette again, I
smile and wonder if I should send along a note. So, this time we
did. Thanks, Ken and Dianna R., Stillwater, MN
 
Hi Ken and Dianna, thanks so much for writing - and for doing
your wonderful Caretaker Profile story which we have published on
Page 8 of this issue. It's always a pleasure to hear that we
helped connect excellent caretakers with good property owners.
Thanks again for your nice email. Please stay in touch.
 
Dear Gary, what a pleasant surprise to see all the wonderful
responses to my help-wanted email blast! I never expected to
receive so many responses so quickly. I was so impressed with the
quality of your subscribers. I've interviewed several of your
best and I think I'm ready to offer the position to a nice single
woman who came through your email. I can relax knowing my
property is in great hands while I'm away. Thank you, Janet K.,
Burlington, VT
 
Hi Janet, thanks for letting us know about the success of your
help wanted ad that went out as part of one of our email
broadcasts. I'm glad to hear that you received a great response
from our qualified subscribers. I appreciate your compliment
about the quality of the people we have as subscribers. We've had
similar compliments over the years about our subscribers from
other property owners. I'm sure your property will be in good
hands. Take care and safe travels.
 
I just wanted to offer my most sincere thanks for your wonderful
service over the last year. I have been able to check out a
number of very specific opportunities I would never have found
otherwise, and currently have three excellent options to choose
from because of the Gazette. I had even thought of advertising
myself if I had failed to find just what I am seeking, but with
your almost daily updates there was never a need. Hopefully, one
of these choices will be made in the next few days, and will
prove to be my long-term retreat. Should this not materialize, I
will certainly renew my subscription posthaste and post my own
Situations-Wanted ad, as well. Again, much appreciation for the
wonderful service you folks provide! Lars H., Reno, NV
 
Thanks for sharing your positive experience, Lars. I'm happy
to hear that our email broadcasts have brought you a variety of
excellent caretaking options. Best of luck in making your
selection and please let us know which caretaking option will
prove to be your next long-term retreat. Thanks again.
 
Hi Gary, thanks for the email reminder to renew my subscription.
I think I've been with you now for more than a decade and I need
to tell you that your publication has changed my life for the
better. I never knew about the caretaking field and never
imagined I could make a way of life out of it, and save so much
money in rent-free living as well. Thanks to you and the Gazette
I have seen so much of the world and made friends wherever I've
gone. I look forward to many more years of this! Christine M.,
Portland, OR
 
Hi Christine, thank you for your nice email message. We're
always happy to read that the Gazette played a role in helping
our subscribers find a rewarding lifestyle. Thank you for being a
long-time subscriber and best of luck to you in the coming
years.

The Caretaker Gazette
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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. 

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

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AUSTRALIA

ACTIVE CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Queensland. We prefer a
caretaker with a rural background, handyman skills, who can check
waters, fences, etc. This is a neat set-up, with an
air-conditioned home, and small wage. References required. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.
 
CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a Campground in the Bundaberg Area.
Friendly, active, long-term caretakers are required ASAP for the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located at Mon Repos, near Bundaberg,
Queensland. This would suit a semi or retired couple.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a beautiful campground surrounded by
beach, Barolin Nature Reserve and the world famous Mon Repos
Turtle Conservation Park. Our campers are groups from the Guiding
and scouting community, schools, churches and other
organizations. Duties would include welcoming the camping groups,
checking in and out, and general light maintenance, mowing and
keeping the area clean. A full job description is available upon
request. In return for your duties, the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
committee provides a private amenities block, large lockable
shed, power, telephone allowance, fenced garden area and carport.
To be considered for the position, you would need to provide your
own caravan or bus for accommodation and have or be eligible for
a Positive Blue Card. If you enjoy meeting people, are handy at
general maintenance and don't mind the occasional mozzie or
sand-fly, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia. A three
month probation period will apply.

CARTAKER COUPLE needed for a cattle property near Augathella.
Duties will include maintaining waters and fences, feeding the
animals, gardening and handyman work. Cattle, welding and
machinery maintenance knowledge an advantage. Live-in, furnished,
air-conditioned three bedroom cottage with free rent and power
included. This position may include a small salary. Must be tidy,
responsible, energetic and of sober habits. The caretaker couple
can start in early 2016. Resume and references required. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a Caravan Park in Mandurah, Western
Australia. We require an experienced, mature and responsible
couple to perform office administration and maintenance work at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Experience with office administration,
computer booking systems and general computing skills are
essential. Also an understanding of the importance of good
maintenance schedules and a good practical knowledge of small
building projects will be an advantage for the successful
applicants. If you are hardworking people who want to get stuck
in and help build up a lovely park then please apply. A caretaker
house is available as part of the package. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further details.

CARETAKER with their own caravan needed in Queensland. A male
pensioner, with a rural background is needed to feed the deer in
the owner's absences, in exchange for power, meat, and fuel. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between 7-9pm.

GOLF COURSE VOLUNTEER CARETAKER needed. Caretakers wanted at our
not-for-profit, volunteer run, 9-hole golf course at Ravenshoe on
the Atherton Tablelands west of Cairns in Far North Queensland.
Ideally we are looking for a golfer or someone very interested in
golf. In return for a free camp-site, electricity, water and
golf, it would be ideal if the caretaker could do some ride-on
mowing, monitor the watering system and oversee patrons and
general caretaking duties. We have in the past had two
caretakers, and would envisage this again, as it gives the
caretakers freedom to travel as well as caretake, with a home
base. To apply, local caretakers should mail their resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CARETAKER OR CARETAKING COUPLE wanted to love and nurture the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are seeking an energetic caretaker to
live on site and look after the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX property.
You will need to love gardening, be competent with repairs and
maintenance, possess hospitality skills to welcome the many
visitors to our center and be a cultural fit to the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX values. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX sits on
nine acres of tranquil gardens in Bundanoon in the Southern
Highlands of New South Wales. A large guest house, including a
conference room plus accommodation lodges provides the ideal
environment for people living with significant physical and
emotional challenges in their life to feel supported and learn
our self-help strategies. Since 1989 more than 100,000 people
have benefited from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX retreats and workshops.
For more information about this position please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PAID HOUSEKEEPER POSITION available in northeast Tasmania. A
caretaker/gardener/handyperson is required for a day and a half
per week for our farming household in Rowella. This is a live-in
position, and the caretaker will be provided with their own three
bedroom house. Persons or couple with both skills are preferable
and long-term prospects are highly regarded. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME, PERMANENT, CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a small mine,
north of Mareeba, on the Atherton Tableland in Far North
Queensland. To apply, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a horse property in the Oxenford (Gold
Coast) area. This would be suitable for a retired husband and
wife. $500.00 per week, furnished house and electricity package
provided. Duties will include feeding, manure pick up and all
general maintenance. References and horse experience essential.
Please write to Caretaker XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

PERMNAENT CARETAKER/PENSIONER required for a property located
35klms from Bollon. Free house, power and some meat provided in
exchange for checking waters. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A CARING, HAPPY, HONEST lady or semi-retired, mature
couple to caretake our four bedroom waterfront brick home and
property. This is a serene, natural area near Baffle Creek,
Winfield, Queensland, and 64kms to Bundaberg. For more info,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FARMHAND/CARETAKER needed in the Biloela area. Applicants must be
self-motivated, responsible, honest and capable of working cattle
confidently and quietly. You should have experience with fencing,
water improvements, weed control and general property
maintenance. The cattle are handled with both horses and quad
bikes. Farming is limited to pasture improvement and leucaena
establishment. A tidy three bedroom cottage is available on a
school bus run to Biloela. Salary is negotiable. Please apply
with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

BELIZE

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

CALIFORNIA

CARETAKER WANTED. A live-in caretaker situation will be available
in February 2016 for a private residence. Seeking a mature,
non-smoking person or couple with moderate canine experience.
Applicant must have canine references and pass a background
check. The site is located in foothills of the central valley,
outside of Bakersfield. Please email inquiries or references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING GARDEN/HANDY HELP in coastal Mendocino County, CA. We are
looking for a single person or couple for April - November. Tasks
will include organic gardening, goat milking and other animal
chores, and building projects. Gardening and carpentry experience
a plus. Room (a cozy Airstream) and garden food provided in
exchange for 10 hours/week of work. Opportunities for some paid
work as well. If interested please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LONG-TERM CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY available in the Upper Ojai
Valley, California. Tranquil family home on an acre of property.
Need to care for one small dog and five chickens, plus
housekeeping. May need to assist the family with arranging
routine maintenance or other household work. The property is
serviced by landscaping, koi pond and pool care companies. Start
date is February 22 until mid-May 2016 and then from late August
to November 2016. This opportunity may reoccur each year for the
next two to three years depending on our family needs and
overseas work commitments. Looking for an experienced caretaker,
references required. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER WANTED for our home in La Jolla, for an immediate
year round position. This is a long-term house and pet sitting
assignment. We work out of the country, and have an older cat.
Housesitter will need to feed and provide meds to our cat. Some
yard maintenance and plant watering is required. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A LIVE-IN INNKEEPER COUPLE to operate a new luxury 5-room
Bed and Breakfast in Plymouth, California's beautiful Amador Wine
Country. This is a full-time, year-round position. The ideal
applicant will have 3+ years Innkeeper experience, professional
appearance, excellent customer service and communication skills,
and enjoy interacting and caring for guests, loves to entertain
groups and show off their culinary skills, be self-motivated,
energetic, tidy, organize and prioritize with little supervision,
computer savvy, and eager to be friendly, courteous hosts that
manage phone/reservations, check-in/checkout, guest services,
record keeping, oversee housekeeping, provide tours, manage
supplies/inventory, grocery shopping, and prepare/serve daily hot
gourmet breakfast. The compensation package includes salary, free
accommodations, utilities, and scheduled time off. No
smoking/pets/children. Vehicle required. If you are attracted to
living in a vineyard and qualified to turn this business into a
raving success, please email your cover letter, resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER needed for a four acre Rescue/Lesson Facility located
in Corralitos, CA. We are looking for a caretaker for our horse
rescue and lesson program. Trade for living space and utilities.
This is for a single person, and possibly your cat. The caretaker
must have horse experience and have horse awareness, pass a
background check, be non-smoking, drugs or drama on the property.
We have a respectful, safe and sober environment here. We are
looking for a long-term caretaker. This is a work/trade
situation, with a 30 day trial period for both parties, after an
interview process. Work four days, about six hours a day. Three
hours in the mornings and three hours in the afternoon to care,
feed, water, clean stalls, blanket/unblanket, minor maintenance
and upkeep of fencing and auto waters. You get a small fenced-in,
fully equipped trailer, in a lovely valley. Thank you for your
interest. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ESTATE MANAGER needed in Auburn, California. This can be a full
or part-time position depending on the skills you have to offer
that match the needs of the estate. Priorities required are the
management of staff, equipment, vehicles, facilities, garden and
land along with a small population of livestock, fowl and rescued
large-breed dogs. English required and Spanish language skills
would be helpful. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 40-acre mixed farm with internship and
caretaking positions available for the 2016 main growing and
harvest season (May 15 - October 15). Comfortable, happy couples
or a couple of good friends are encouraged to apply together
given the potential to learn more, carry the experience forward
in your life together, and to weather the challenges you will
encounter working on a farm with a little more ease and good
humor. Comfortable, happy singles are also encouraged and
welcomed to apply. A successful internship with Green Fire Farm
will require a commitment to completion of the full season (May
15 - October 15). To facilitate that successful completion of a
full season, we are committed to organizing a work and learn
schedule that provides a fair return to you for the time and
energy you will share with us. Here's a basic outline of the
types of regular internship tasks that will fill most of the
schedule, some optional farming tasks that might be assigned
based on your interests and demonstrated aptitudes, and the
farming skills you will be gaining with us: regularly scheduled
internship tasks (25 hours/week); tasks assigned based on
interest and aptitude with farm skills and knowledge building (up
to 10 hours/month). We will provide housing as well as partial
board with farm produce, and an additional allowance or stipend
of $200/month to make up the remainder of your food and basic
requirements. Interns who complete the full season will receive
an end-of-season bonus up to $500. No prior farming experience is
required, but serious applicants will have the ability to
demonstrate their motivation to learn the basics of mixed
vegetable farming and/or livestock caretaking with a commitment
to a full growing season on the farm. Physical and mental fitness
are important attributes that will be required for effective
fieldwork in sun and rain, for happily working independently, and
for harmoniously working with the full farm team. To apply please
go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN, FULL-TIME, salaried assistant caretaker couple needed
for a private island with modern infrastructure systems, in the
vicinity of Whaletown Bay, Cortes Island, BC. We are looking for
a mature couple in good health, valid driver's license, good
driving record, basic first aid, and stable employment history.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with other
personnel in a semi remote location. Basic clerical and computer
literacy. Experience with small boat operation, routine outboard
maintenance, knowledge of marine safety and navigation. Must
possess a valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Experience in
operations of equipment and machinery, knowledge of mechanics,
electrical, water systems, generators and building maintenance. 
General knowledge in grounds keeping, gardening and housekeeping.
Salary and benefits based on experience and expected
responsibilities. A fully furnished two bedroom house with
utilities provided. Please submit resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN  

RESPONSIBLE COUPLE OR SINGLE PERSON NEEDED as live-in assistant
and housekeeper at a beautiful garden estate in Vieques PR
starting ASAP. We require a minimum six month commitment. You do
not need a passport to come here.  Duties will involve light
cleaning and some simple food preparation and weeding. In
exchange for work which will not exceed 20 hours a week on
average, you will have a lovely casita that includes a bathroom,
kitchenette and large living room sleeping area with its own
entrance plus a stipend of $75.00 a week. Use of car could be
included if you are a qualified driver. You will also have use of
the pool and access to the numerous fresh fruit products here.
Applicant(s) must be drug/alcohol free and service oriented with
high standards of integrity and references (required). A vegan or
vegetarian is preferred but not required. All applications will
be thoroughly vetted with a professional background check. In
order to apply, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

NEEDED HEBROOTS MCGYVER DIY GUY: On-board with
Torah-HaShem-Yahshua-HaRuach HaKodesh-Conjunction Rosh Chodesh,
kosher diet. This would be great for a semi-retired, circumspect,
business-oriented gentleman ready now to help an elder senior
sister with short-term projects to prep home to sell. Independent
dwelling required (a 5th wheel with back-up tiny house/ship wood
stove would be optimum if electricity goes out). Will have
additional access to separate heated office/studio, and workshop.
Located on small acreage in the gorgeous Rockies in exchange for
your A-to-Z DIY skills. I can help defray part of groceries
budget, and offer a bonus for helping me sell my home quickly.
Prefer a happy-hearted, resilient, creative McGyver, strong,
silent cerebral type, with a great sense of humor and heart
filled with Him. "Daylight's burning" as John Wayne used to say
... It's acharit hayamim, let's get going! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER/PET-SITTER NEEDED outside of Denver. A single person
or couple is wanted to look after nine sheep, eleven chickens,
one cats, and four dogs from March 1 until June 1. 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 explaining why you
would be interested in this, along with your references. Thank
you.

CONNECTICUT 

HOUSESITTER/PETSITTER needed in the Stamford area from May 1
through September 1, 2016. I am looking for someone to look after
our house and three dogs while we are away. You need to be a
dog-lover and have experience looking after them. Must have your
own vehicle and driver's license. Please provide references we
can contact. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OUR INN, operating since 1928, is seeking a full-time Innkeeper
to manage our 15 room Inn and one cottage located in Litchfield
County, CT. The ideal candidate has five year's hospitality
experience, superior customer service, is physically fit,
non-smoking, detail oriented, computer literate, and a team
player. Duties include managing online marketing, reservations,
checking guests in and out, visiting with guests at breakfast and
attending to their needs, and representing the Inn at local
functions. Additional duties include bookkeeping, hiring,
training scheduling and overseeing housekeeping staff; managing
the upkeep and maintenance of the Inn. We manage multiple
properties and have an extensive support team to assist you.
Compensation includes on site housing, base salary and
performance bonus. If interested, please send your resume with
salary history and salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAT/HOUSESITTER WANTED in West Hartford, for various dates
including July/August. Must love cats. I have a beautiful home,
in a great location. For more information, and to apply, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA 

CARETAKER/RENTER wanted for a Costa Rica beachfront home in
Zancudo, a small town on Gulfo Dulce. It's a contemporary
two-story, two bedroom/two bath, deck, laundry room, bodega, DSL
Internet, etc. Seeking a mature, non-smoking person/couple, for a
one-year lease. Available now at $300/month plus utilities and a
deposit. You can see my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn
more and contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a men's hostel in Erdington, a suburb of
Birmingham, England. This is a 20 bed unit. The post involves
being on site from 8 pm to 8 am every night. Regular weekends off
can be arranged by prior negotiation. We provide free
accommodation, which is an en-suite single room with use of the
kitchen. All heat and light costs are included. This may suit a
mature student who is studying during the day or someone studying
social work or support work. It is expected that you will get a
good night's sleep each night. Applicants will be expected to
undertake an enhanced DBS check. A small wage will also be paid
to the right applicant. Local applicants should please text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in order to apply for this position.

PROFESSIONAL, PRACTICAL HOUSEKEEPER/COOK required near the
Shropshire/Staffordshire border. Dinner party standard cooking
required, and providing shooting lunches of four courses and
breakfast. Periods of just general
cleaning/maintenance/management of the house required when the
owner is away. Usual working hours of 20 hours per week (weekends
during the shooting season). Must have good house management
experience, must be guest ready, bedrooms made, etc., and then
after stripped and made ready for next visit. Must have good
knowledge of silverware, ironing, laundry, changing linens,
caring for antique furnishings essential. All house cleaning and
management will be undertaken by the housekeeper. A two bedroom
barn conversion will be provided. Pets, and partners considered. 
Must be a non-smoker. Please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

INNKEEPER/HOUSE KEEPER needed in Daytona Beach, Florida. Award
winning XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We have seven rooms and a Tea Room.
Ambitious personable woman to greet guests, take reservations,
help with food service, and clean rooms/Inn. 3rd floor apartment
and utilities included, plus a salary. Be part of team sharing in
responsibilities with onsite owners. Pleasant owners and
wonderful city to live in. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

PEOPLE WITH CONSTRUCTION SKILLS needed for an Organic Sustainable
Building Project. Whilst living just a few steps away from the
water's edge on the east side of Kaua'i you can be a part of this
incredible opportunity with the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Our
sustainability center offers a work for trade setup and we are in
need of more dynamic individuals to add to our group of
volunteers, but in particular skilled tradespeople (such as
plumbers, electricians and mechanics!). The project has finally
reached the stage where we need to complete wet areas and
internal structures before we can continue on the rest of the
center. Our deal? In exchange for 30 hours work from Monday
through to Friday, we provide you with vegetarian food,
accommodation, vehicles, bikes, surf boards, snorkeling gear and
much more for you to utilize. Winter is here, which means the
surf is also prime (some nice and glassy triple overheads were
spotted only a couple of days ago)! We believe in creating
positive change, so our Healing Centre is constructed using
sustainable methods and organic materials. We are a non-profit
organization so we rely solely on donations from the community
and skilled volunteers to complete this project. We pride
ourselves on our healthy lifestyle choices and therefore prohibit
the consumption of alcohol, use of drugs, tobacco, marijuana or
the participation of any illegal activities. Vegan and vegetarian
food is served for all the volunteers with no red meat available
on site. Please only inquire if you meet these healthy lifestyle
habits and wish to contribute to the collective consciousness by
working on this new Healing Centre. As long as you are flexible
to do what is needed each day, and have integrity, we have an
environment that you will love! We hope you will respect our
goals and cherish your time within this incredible opportunity.
Please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you
feel you would be a good fit here. Aloha.

FEMALE VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLE starting in February. We are
an organic coffee farm in Captain Cook. Aside from coffee we also
grow Mamaki tea and fruits and host bee hives on our property. We
are looking for college students or graduates that would like to
expend their horizons, two girls or a couple will have our
preference, three months minimum, no experience needed, just
plenty of energy and a good attitude. Non-smokers please. We will
need help with weeding, planting trees or pecking coffee and
Mamaki tea depending on the season, as well as labeling and
filling coffee and tea bags and sell our products at the Farmers
Market. For more information, please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you very much.

A VEGETABLE FARM has a work/exchange opportunity. Housing is
currently a tent (a more permanent structure is under
construction) and food will be provided in exchange for farm
work. The work consists of weeding, seeding and taking care of
plants and soil. There is also room for doing work one might have
a special interest in, like germinating seed, projects around the
farm, landscaping and maintenance. We ask for 30 hours per week
of work. For more info, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
include your reason why you would like to work here and the best
way to contact you. Mahalo!

ALOHA! We are currently looking for four volunteers beginning in
the first week of February 2016. Our backpacker hostel,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, is located directly on the edge of the Blue
Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean in beautiful historic Kapa'a Town on
the island of Kauai. Kapa'a was voted one of the top 10 most
beautiful towns in America. Kauai is the "Garden Isle" and is by
far the most beautiful of all the Hawaiian Islands, in fact more
beautiful than all the others put together. Kauai has a lush
tropical environment with a cooling Pacific Trade Wind breeze
coming through the hostel. People travel here from around the
world to hike some of the most amazing trails in the world (see
Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon). The sun and moon rise come up
directly in back of the Kauai Beach House Hostel, an amazing
experience every day, just so you can begin and end your day in
this tropical paradise of Kauai in blissful surroundings. We are
looking for some great helpers to join our staff! You must be
outgoing, energetic, hard-working, and able to show the "aloha
spirit" of the island. We will set up a Skype interview to get to
meet you and see if you would be a great fit! We currently are
looking for helpers with hostel experience (preferred but not
necessary). Our volunteers do a variety of tasks, although mainly
it involves any of the following: housekeeping - cleaning the
hostel and kitchen, bathrooms, pulling sheets off beds,
organizing the hostel, etc., reception (two month minimum stay) -
checking people in and out, ensuring people have paid, answering
the telephone, taking cash payments and running credit card
payments, maintenance - the tropical environment keeps us busy
with upkeep. This job would be varied depending on the needs. If
you have any maintenance experience, like painting, plumbing,
electric, let us know! But as long as you are a good helper in
any category you will be welcome if you are ready to learn,
because the experience you get here is an actual training in the
hospitality field, and the many facets in the operation and
running of a hostel. In return for your help of approximately 21
hours per week or less, you will enjoy a nice bed and your
utilities, including of course hot showers, full kitchen and
other freebies like Wi-Fi. We all help prepare a weekly staff
meal paid for by the hostel. We also provide volunteers with
basic staples like rice and beans to add to your meals everyday
if you like. When they leave, Guests often leave fresh food for
the staff. There is a four week minimum stay, but we prefer
people to stay for two to three months. Longer term help could be
discussed after you have been here for three months. The
island-wide bus service stops in both directions just outside of
our hostel, so everything is within reach. There is also an 11
mile bike path that touches our property right outside of our
hostel. It runs right along the edge of the ocean; it is
spectacular! You can walk to 20 restaurants; there are 60 in
Kapa'a Town, and many are international. There is also live music
in Kapa'a seven nights a week at different pubs and clubs. For
more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESPONSIBLE, CARING CARETAKER needed for my Hawaii property. For
more information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED. This is a magnificent property with breathtaking
ocean views in the Puna district of the Big Island. This is a
magical place to learn about spirituality and sustainable living.
The property is entirely off-the-grid, running on solar power and
catchment systems which collect and filter rain water. We have
over 30 different fruit trees, and other rare native Hawaiian
trees and shrubs are growing on the property, in addition to an
organic vegetable garden. We are interested in skilled
volunteers, who are on a spiritual quest, are ecology minded, and
are committed to living and working in a sustainable manner. We
often have guests here and some attendance to preparing their
cabins are needed as well as general cleaning, weeding,
landscaping, cleaning of the community kitchen, bathrooms,
laundry and a host of small and large things that are required.
There will usually be a few other helping hands on the grounds to
work with. There will be orientation about the center, its
mission and so forth before starting to work. We have a community
kitchen and those who stay at Kirpal Meditation and Ecological
Center make their own foods; often they share and prepare
together. You will be sleeping in a huge, cozy tentalow (a cross
between a tent and a bungalow) on a platform with comfortable
beds therein, fresh towels and bedding. Capacity allowing, you
can enjoy our nicer cabins too. Free high speed satellite
Internet is available, hot showers, flush toilets and shared
fully equipped kitchen. You will be responsible for your own
food, and you will have access to over 30 different exotic fruits
growing at Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center, which can be
shared when in season. We offer free meditation instruction and
practice daily and encourage all staff to attend meditation
daily. There also might be free yoga and instructional classes in
ecology in ground maintenance. You will be required to work 20
hours a week in exchange. We prefer that you stay with us for at
least three months for practical purposes, but we will consider
shorter durations. Please send us your complete resume along with
references and their contact information as well as your skype ID
for a chat to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are looking for people
above 25 but would consider you if you have skills in vegetarian
cooking, Yoga instructorship, permaculture and gardening. Aloha.

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS needed in the Highlands of
Iceland on the Famous Kjölur Road from August 24 to
September 7. The Icelandic highlands, or 'the interior', are a
true pearl to all nature lovers and outdoor people. It is
accessible on 4WD cars and most routes involve crossing
un-bridged rivers. If you really want to get away from it all,
the interior of Iceland is like nothing you have ever
experienced. The mountainous center of the island, with its rocky
deserts, craggy mountain peaks, ice caps, volcanoes, hidden
valleys and hot springs, is an awesome and untouched wilderness.
The interior was almost totally inaccessible until recently.
Journeys across the interior were never undertaken lightly, such
travel was risky and lives were often lost. Today the interior is
crossed by two mountain roads, via Kjölur and Sprengisandur,
which are only open in summer, after the snow has melted in
spring. Volunteers will be staying close to the glacier
Hofsjökull and near to the rivers Hvita and Pjorsa. The
mountains in the area, which reach up to 1,500 meters, were
formed during a volcanic eruption in the later part of the ice
age. The area is still dynamic and great geothermal activity
takes place in the surroundings. The environment is very diverse,
both in shape and color. The mountains are weathered and have
very little continuous growth, as the forces of nature, like
glaciers, water flow, ice bursts etc. have been fast working in
these mountain highlands. In this project, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
volunteers will work on diverse environmental tasks, including
repairing walking paths and making steps in steep parts of the
paths, removing old fences, clearing litter on the walking paths,
and preparing the area for the winter. Volunteers will also help
with revegetation in some areas around and other tasks, depending
on the needs of the host and the weather conditions. The host of
this project is a group of locals developing the area with
alternative tourism services, including running a series of huts
in this isolated area and offering services to travelers and
hikers. As the landscape is raw, the work is physically demanding
but also rewarding. Volunteers will be hosted in a local mountain
hut, sleeping in shared rooms on mattresses on the floor. Please
bring your own sleeping bag. The facilities are very basic and
volunteers are expected to show consideration for their
companions. Volunteers will receive food ingredients and be in
charge of cooking and cleaning. Please do not forget some
traditional food from your home country for the international
evening. The location of the camp is remote and very isolated.
Free time activities are mostly hiking and trekking in the area
as there is no transportation available or possibility to
organize transport to different sites. Volunteers need to be
prepared for physical and demanding work. Bring warm winter
clothes as the project takes place outside and the weather can be
very cold. To learn more, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

NEED A CRITTER-SITTER when we're absent for our four goats, four
cats, and one dog. Live in our 25' fifth wheel if you don't have
your own RV. You can enjoy the quiet solitude of central Idaho
with lots of time to explore the back country. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS 

CAMPGROUND HOST volunteer, with your own RV, needed at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from April 1, through November 30, 2016.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX sits along the banks of Rend Lake in the
heart of southern Illinois. The host is there to answer campers'
questions and direct them to open campsites, assist the fee booth
attendant with campground checks, assist with comment surveys,
and performs small tasks such as opening and closes day use areas
and restocking restroom supplies. The Volunteer is required to
put in 40 hours per week of volunteer hours in order to receive a
full RV hook-up site (water, sewer, and electric 50 amps) to stay
on for free the entire season. To apply, please fill out our
Volunteer Application at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA 

CARETAKING COUPLE needed in the Solsberry area. Help with
house/garden/animals. We are off-grid. Water provided. Long-term
potential. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for complete
details.

CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER WANTED for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Applicants must possess people skills, be responsible, work
flexible hours and have good time management. Cleaning, building
and grounds maintenance is part of the job. All applicants will
be subject to a background check. To apply, please mail your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ISRAEL

I AM LOOKING TO HOME SWAP in Newark, Delaware in July. We have a
large four bedroom home in Meitar, Israel (near Beer Sheva in the
Northern Negev). We are looking for a house with three or more
bedrooms anywhere in or near Newark, Delaware. Alternatively we
will consider house/pet-sitting while you are away. To discuss
this further and share more details, please email your
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

SEASONAL LIVE-IN INNKEEPERS WANTED for a historic five guest room
B&B, The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, looking for a couple to perform
all day-to-day duties of running a B&B. Responsibilities include:
greeting and registering guests, organizing and making
reservations, cleaning and turning over all rooms and common
areas of the house, cooking breakfasts for all guests, collecting
payments and recording data pertaining to funds and expenditures
for all operations, managing and maintaining kitchen inventory,
grounds maintenance and lawn care, answering all emails for the
business, handling telephone inquiries, answering inquiries
pertaining to Inn policies and services. This position is
seasonal, full-time. Evenings, weekends and holidays required.
The B&B is non-smoking and pet free. Training to start May 9,
2016 with the B&B opening June 1 and running through October 31,
2016. Please email your resume and questions to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE ISLAND SUMMER CARETAKER POSITION available from June
through September. House provided, and a small stipend. Ingenuity
and an interest in living off-the-grid will make for a good
experience. A couple is ideal. Kids or pets fine. Small boat
handling and people skills required. Jobs include mowing, house
cleaning, window glazing, painting, small machine maintenance,
and carpentry repairs. Time off to paint, write, kayak, sail,
star gaze, and garden. This is a remote 40 acre island in
Penobscot Bay with incredible views! You can experience the
weather, and see wildlife. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

A HISTORIC BED AND BREAKFAST in Nantucket is seeking an Innkeeper
to manage an established 12 room Inn. The ideal candidate has
five years' hospitality experience, a passion for Innkeeping and
people, superior customer service, is capable of climbing three
flights of stairs several times daily, and must be professional
in dress, non-smoking, detail oriented, computer literate, and a
team player. Duties include reservations, checking guests in and
out, visiting with guests at breakfast and attending to their
needs, serving freshly baked desserts each afternoon (baked by
our pastry chef), hosting weekly wine and cheese for guests.
Additional duties include bookkeeping, hiring, training
scheduling and overseeing housekeeping staff; managing the upkeep
and maintenance of the Inn. This is a full-time position, now
through December. Compensation includes an apartment (kitchen,
living room, bedroom, office, and private bath), base salary and
performance bonus, vacation and sick time, breakfast, parking,
Internet, telephone. Innkeeper reports to active owners. Please
email your resume, references and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESPONSIBLE, NON-SMOKING HOUSESITTER/CARETAKER sought for a small
100-year-old house on 90 acres in Western Massachusetts, in
Williamsburg, MA, eight miles from Northampton (the Five College
area). The property is conveniently located off Route 9, one mile
from the town center. It's a cozy 1,200 sq. ft. artist's home and
includes two bedrooms, and one bathroom. Furnished. Wi-Fi, and a
garage. It would be ideal for a mature woman or couple. Long-term
arrangement preferred. Reduced rent offered in exchange for
maintenance of our house and yard. If interested, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED COUPLE to manage the beautiful Westborough
Inn with 25 guest rooms, located in Westborough, MA, about a 35
minute drive from Boston. The Managers will be provided a
furnished live in apartment with an upgraded kitchen and living
area. Responsibilities include marketing, handling reservations,
answering phones, checking guests in and out, setting up the
continental breakfast in the morning, supervision of housekeeping
staff, guest hospitality, processing payment transactions,
running daily, monthly, and year-end reports, verifying
commissions, updating the website and online reservations sites,
bookkeeping, seasonal decorating, performing minor maintenance to
ensure the Inn is in good working order plus any other duties
deemed critical to efficiently managing the Inn. Salary will be
commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE
Caretaking in the Georgia Hill Country - Ken and Dianna Rott
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Photography, Videography, Nature/Outdoors, and Travel
Quote: "Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety
percent how you respond to it." Charles Swindoll

Ken and Dianna

Our story, like many others, is a bit unique. How did we go from
growing up in a small town in Minnesota to being caretakers in
the Hill Country of Georgia? It certainly wasn't anything we
dreamed of doing, but now that we are here, it has become an
absolute blessing.
We are Ken and Dianna, in our mid 50's, healthy and adventurous.
We have always enjoyed traveling, photography, and seeing the
beauty of God's creation around us. Ken is mechanically inclined
and a 'fixer' who enjoys an occasional challenge. Dianna enjoys
cleaning, organizing, and simplifying life. We both have shared
the desire to serve and help others. So for many years we
volunteered time teaching and coaching. We had owned and
remodeled a couple of different homes in the small town where we
had grown up. Sometimes we think that owning your own home can be
a bit over-rated!
We also spent many years trying to have a family. After over 10
years of infertility, lost pregnancies, surgeries, and
unsuccessful IVF procedures, we let go of the idea and focused on
work. We both have a wide range of skills from the various
positions we have held, and the business that Ken owned. Life
took us on an unexpected journey when we adopted six children
from another country. That adventure took us from owning a home
to renting, then eventually caretaking. We decided it was more
important to invest in the education, future, and spiritual
foundation of our children than continuing to dump money into a
large money pit house. 
After almost 10 years our jobs were changing because of the
difficult economy in 2009, and Ken was offered a position at a 95
unit condominium complex as caretaker. This position would
include salary, benefits, and a house. We had less than a month
to move. It was another blessing. Unfortunately after three years
the homeowner association board members changed and life became a
bit uncertain. Our youngest was a senior in high school and had
already committed as a student athlete to Auburn University, in
Auburn, Alabama. So we began looking south for potential
caretaking positions, thinking that eventually we would try to
move out of the cold and snow and be closer to her. We had
already purchased a fifth wheel trailer that was parked in the
Auburn area for when we would travel south for visits, and
eventually we anticipated going on the road once she was out of
college.
Ken applied for our current position from an ad in The Caretaker
Gazette. We didn't hear anything for months, then in September of
2013 he received a call wondering if we were still interested.
Sure, why not! We were not really looking forward to another cold
winter up north. After a couple of on-line interviews and
background checks, they offered us the position. We had to be on
site by October 1st. We had a weekend to think about it, but we
accepted. So far it has truly been another blessing!
Some things we would like to share about this experience are that
we had been through Georgia a couple of times before. Especially
during the times when touring college campuses, so we were a bit
familiar with the area. The owners of the property were able to
do background checks on us, but we had to figure out how to
verify that they existed and that this was a real deal. Ken used
modern technology to reasonably alleviate any doubts or fears of
making a 1,200 mile move. They also gave us a virtual tour of the
property and the caretaker house via FaceTime. It became apparent
to us that the owners must be good people because of how well
they spoke of their previous caretakers, even though things
didn't work out and their situation had become strained.
The position here is not full-time (26 hours per week) and has
split duties. Inside duties that were slated for the 'cleaning
lady' and the outside labor for a healthy able male. Because of
Dianna's background and skill-set, she has been able to do the
indoor duties and a lot of the outdoor duties. Ken does the
duties that require heavy machinery and experience. The position
is a basic trade out for living arrangements, so Ken needed to
have a job lined up for another income. Dianna however, needed to
commit to being on the property because of some particular health
issues of one of the owners. Also Dianna needed to be available
to help with animals if they were out of town. Before we moved
from Minnesota, Ken had lined up job interviews and we had
located a new church family in the area. Knowing that we would be
very far from family and friends it was important to have some
type of connection.
We have learned over the years in these caretaking situations
that it is so important to listen to the needs, spoken and
unspoken, of the individuals (and animals) and treat them as you
would want to be treated if you were in their place. Being
willing to learn the culture and 'terminology' of the area is
key! We feel very content, at this point to have landed this
property caretaking assignment, and we plan to be caretakers for
many years to come.

Ken and Dianna walking on the Georgia property

MEXICO

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR A COUPLE with the "wow factor" to manage our
remote Eco-lodge on the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico. This is a
unique opportunity to live, work, and experience one of Mexico's
most unique and diverse eco-systems. We're looking for a
confident, energetic couple to take over the management of our
nine yurt lodge and eight members of staff. Reporting to our
owner located 300 miles away in San Diego, the successful
candidates will have previous remote experience and relish the
outdoor life. This is a seasonal job, starting now and finishing
in May 2016 with personal breaks in between. Combined
responsibilities within this management role include: full
responsibility for guests during their stay from arrival to their
departure; ensure ultimate guest relations in the lodge and that
the "at home" personal attention levels are always maintained;
management and training of the camp staff; managing and leading
the housekeeping and guide teams; managing and working with
pilot/guides; all administration pertaining to purchasing and
logistics including orders, stocktaking and re-supply runs to San
Diego; all administration relating to staff including registers,
staff welfare and staff discipline; managing/supporting cook with
any matters arising in the kitchen department; maintain the
highest standards of housekeeping and maintenance to ensure that
cleanliness, order and function is not compromised; scheduling
and overseeing of maintenance of all equipment: boats, vehicles,
sport equipment and lodge facilities; effective financial
management through the administration of orders and stock
control; effective communication and maintenance of lodge
relations; and constantly looking for ways to further "green"
initiatives and operations. If you have the background and
experience for this remote position, couples should email their
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESIT/RENT in South Yucatan. This is directed to a person or
couple who love warm weather all year, love keeping up the
grounds, and can maintain a home. Easy-going and friendly is much
more important than Spanish language skills. This ad doesn't
quite fit anywhere because it could be just housesitting, it
could be renting part or whole, or it could be a money-making
rental-type deal with you living in the caretaker's quarters.
We've been trying to sell the place for the last 10 months with
nary any interest (this puzzles us as we've lowered the price
considerably). The main requirements are to live there full-time
which provides security, maintain the lush 1/3 acre grounds,
repair and maintain the home as required, and manage the whole of
any rental operation you want to set up. I would prefer a minimum
one-year commitment and the strength and skills to maintain the
yard and the house. If you like the idea of answering rental
inquiries and hosting visitors that would be your option and you
keep the receipts. I'm only half-heartedly trying to sell and it
probably won't sell at this price even though it's been lowered
several times. If you were living in the caretaker's portion, you
could probably stay on even if it did sell because the buyers
would need the same service. And I could throw in a
1%-of-selling-price severance if you had to move out with a
couple months' notice as real estate transactions are quite slow
down there. If you had the skills, I could hire you to build a
second floor out of concrete block, stucco, and small t-shaped
reinforced concrete beams. Maybe build a concrete and decorative
steel wall around the place first. Compensation: three scenarios:
1) you pay $150/month for the caretaker's quarters plus utilities
plus maintain the house and yard, or 2) you pay $300/month and
live in the main part of the house plus utilities plus
maintenance, or 3) (my preferred option of course) rent out the
whole building for $400/month and rent out the caretaker's
quarters or the main house. You keep the rental receipts. Water,
electric and fast Wi-Fi are about $75/month. If you are coming as
a couple, the caretaker's quarters has a medium sized kitchen, a
small bathroom with shower, and a medium-sized bedroom. You could
squeeze in together during the winter tourist season and then use
the whole house the rest of the time. Hopefully, a well-qualified
person(s) will choose the $300 or $400 option; I'm totally
flexible on this. The current caretaker's quarters are not
furnished so the first thing we'd have to do is go buy
furnishings and kitchen utensils in Chetumal along with a more
comfortable couch for the main house living room. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

WE HAVE A CURRENT OPENING for a full-time caretaking team at our
Bloomington location. Must be able to live on site, and have a
clear background. Couples are encouraged to apply as this is a
two person position. The caretaking team will be responsible for
the maintenance of 216 town homes, including doing turns,
cleaning for rental, and snow removal. We are looking for a team
of experienced caretakers to do daily maintenance and cleaning
including turning town homes - painting, flooring, plumbing,
drywall repair, etc. All tools and equipment are supplied by the
company. Compensation will be a monthly salary, a three bedroom
townhouse with gas and electric included with employment. Please
fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to set up an interview.

LIVE-IN MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN/CARETAKER COUPLE needed in St.
Louis Park. Our 131 unit condominium building in St. Louis Park
is offering a position for full-time on-site job involving a
variety of duties, including light maintenance, cleaning, boiler,
pool, snow shoveling. Class C Boilers license and pool
certification required. Compensation includes a two bedroom
apartment, parking, salary, optional health/dental insurance, and
a retirement plan. There is a possibility that the caretaker
couple would receive a higher salary for cleaning. The caretaker
couple must move into the complex. An iPhone is provided by the
Association for phone/text and email for quick communication with
the Association manager and residents. Goals include responding
to all emergencies within one hour, and non-emergencies within 24
hours. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a caretaker to clean and
maintain the common areas and property/grounds in order to create
a pleasant atmosphere for the residents at our Hillsborough
property in Roseville. This includes vacuuming, window washing,
mopping, picking up trash on the property, sweeping around
dumpsters, changing light bulbs, cleaning vacant apartments, etc.
Other duties may include delivering notices, inspecting
apartments, shoveling/salting sidewalks in the winter time.
Customer service and strong communications skills are required.
Our requirements include: you must live at the property which
means you have to qualify as a resident and to live at this
particular property, you must have previous cleaning experience
(caretaking experience is preferred), you must be available the
first and last day of the month to clean turns, and you must be
available for rotated on-call responsibilities (which usually
includes evenings and weekends). The schedule is 88.75
hours/month and the compensation is an $890 monthly rent credit.
Please apply online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

APARTMENT CARETAKER needed full-time in Bloomington, MN. You can
live on or off site. Join the team at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, our
spectacular newer (built in 2012) 234-unit apartment and townhome
community located on the southeast corner of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, right in the heart of Bloomington! The
person in this position is responsible for maintaining the
cleanliness of the property's building interiors and its exterior
grounds (includes watering plants in summer, some snow shoveling
in winter). The position offers a 40 hour work week with a
schedule of Sunday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Fridays and Saturdays off), with occasional evening and/or
weekend hours when apartment turnovers need to be completed. The
caretaker is also responsible for being on call for after-hours
emergencies every other week, and is also responsible for locking
up the swimming pool and rooftop deck areas when on call. The
compensation is a competitive hourly rate if living off site
(must be within a 15 minute commute time for emergency on-call
purposes), or a rent allowance with 10% rent discount if living
on site; either way, the caretaker qualifies for our
comprehensive benefits package. This is a terrific entry level
opportunity for an individual who is willing to work hard, learn,
and grow! The ideal candidate will be reliable, flexible, able to
follow directions, have a high attention to detail, and be
willing to work hard each day. Related experience in apartment
caretaking is strongly preferred. Qualified candidates must also
possess strong customer service skills, as our caretakers
interact with our valued residents on a frequent basis. To apply,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSISSIPPI

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located on beautiful 95 acre Lake
Pelahatchie, is now hiring RVers for the 2016 Season March 1st to
October 31st. Positions available include: maintenance/grounds,
housekeeping, café, activities, pool and office. Sites are
15 hours/week, with all other hours paid, full RV hook-ups with
cable, propane at cost and end of commitment bonus pay. We are
centrally located in Mississippi which is an easy day trip to New
Orleans, Memphis and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. If you are
interested in joining our team and enjoy the quietness of a small
town atmosphere, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to learn more about us and to apply.

MISSOURI

OUR SMALL (BUT BUSY!) RESTAURANT in the beautiful rural Missouri
Ozarks (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) is open Friday-Sunday, from
Memorial Day weekend through early September. We need someone to
help with opening and waiting tables for lunch Friday, Saturday,
and closing Sunday. In exchange you would get meals on weekends,
a place to stay (a spot with full hook ups for your own RV or our
renovated vintage trailer), a stipend (plus tips), and lots of
time off to explore this wonderful part of the country. Please
send your resume, references, and any questions to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Hamilton, MT is seeking a full-time
caretaker for a live-in position to start mid-February. $1,080 is
the take home pay plus housing and utilities provided. We require
a good working history. A full background check will be conducted
prior to employment. This caretaker position requires some office
work and light maintenance. It is well suited for a retired
couple. For more info, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between
9am - 5pm MST. Thanks.

BE PART OF THIS BEAUTIFUL MONTANA RESORT in the Centennial
Valley, located an hour and fifteen minutes from Yellowstone
National Park. Looking for two energetic, self-starting,
financially secure, outgoing couples to enjoy the Montana
experience. Best applicants will be detailed, organized, and
eager to assist in maintaining and renting eight cabins, and
supporting the kitchen and dining room needs. Duties include, but
not limited to, interacting with guests, cleaning cabins, some
ground maintenance, food prep, dishwashing,  laundry, minor
repairs, and be able to bend, stoop, carry, lift, etc. Handyman
skills a plus. Ideally one of the couples will be able to provide
an RV and we will provide an RV hookup with sewer, water, propane
and electricity. The second couple will have housing inside the
Lodge. All meals provided plus monthly pay and a portion of the
tips. There is ample time to fish, hike, explore, and enjoy
Montana. The position is from mid-May to mid-September; $500
end-of-season bonus per couple. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH RECREATION AND CARETAKER COUPLE needed at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Located near Augusta, MT a large ranching
operation seeks an experienced couple to support a private
residence and manage recreation. Responsibilities will include
but are not limited to: organizing and preparing the residence
for pending visits, preparing meals for the owner and guests;
regular grocery shopping and maintaining inventory of household
supplies, hosting special events; providing hospitality to guests
as required, providing hands-on housekeeping, overseeing
maintenance of household and property, including basic handyman
services, management of landscaping and exterior maintenance,
coordinating outside contractors and vendors as required,
overseeing the development of 1,100 acre bird hunting preserve,
development of food plots and installing shelter belts,
coordinating with ranch managers with regards to future habitat
development, assisting with stream and wetland restoration crew
as needed, guiding fly fisherman on sun river, spring creeks, and
private lakes, guiding upland bird hunters with self-trained
dogs, training three English Labradors and kennel management,
service and maintain all hunting and recreational equipment,
operating equipment including skid-steer, loader, and excavator,
and general farm and ranch work. This position is full-time,
salaried, and open until filled. Salary will commensurate with
experience. A work truck and housing will be provided. Qualified
applicants should email their resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No
phone calls please.

NEBRASKA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, operated by the City of Gering, is in need
of camp hosts with their own RV for the summer of 2016. A year
round camp host position is also available after March 1, 2016.
These positions include answering the phone, taking reservations,
checking campers in and out of the park and other duties as
assigned. Hours and days worked vary and are worked out between
camp hosts and the City of Gering. For additional details about
these positions or to apply please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY MANAGER WANTED. Paxton Duck Hunting Ranch is looking for
a full-time Property Manager with knowledge of corn, ducks,
trees, and local fauna. Lawn/pond/trail maintenance, general
repairs. Coordinate and oversee contractors when necessary. Must
be willing to roll up your sleeves and get it done. This is a
salaried position. Benefits available. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA 

INNKEEPER(S) WANTED - Do you have 2+ years hospitality management
and operations, guest service and sales experience plus the drive
to operate an intimate upscale boutique hotel/lodge? Do you want
to own your own Inn but are not able to make it happen
financially yet? We are looking for a "Hands On" Innkeeper to
oversee all departments/operations for one or two of our
propert(ies). Must have proven capability and willingness to "do
what it takes". The successful applicant will have Key
qualifications of leadership, ability to maintain the budget with
bottom line focus and able to communicate while working with
little supervision. Base salary will be $24,000-$36,000 (one to
two property differential) plus a bonus based on performance.
Possible lodging for short or long term. Huge growth potential as
the company grows. For the right person/team there is the
possibility to earn Equity/Ownership, over time. No relocation
costs paid. Must be team player, an overt and inclusive
communicator with good attention to detail. This is an immediate
opening in the Sierra Nevada's - Carson Valley Region - near Lake
Tahoe. Please respond by emailing your interest for an interview,
along with your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED TO START ASAP in Blue Diamond. We need a
caretaker to help take care of a 94-year-old woman in her home.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: getting her
up, dressed, and ready for the day; feeding her; bathing her;
administering medication; helping her with daily activities;
running her to appointments as needed; and cleaning up as needed,
etc. Minimum requirements include: must have prior experience
taking care of the elderly/sick; must be willing to work nights,
weekends, and holidays; must be 21+; must have a reliable source
of transportation; must be able to fluently speak, read, and
write in English; must be able to pass background/drug screen;
and must love animals (her passion). Caretakers must apply in
person at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No phone calls please.

RANCH HOUSESITTER needed this Spring. Our Nevada home and ranch
land are located near Reno, with breathtaking views of the
mountains around the ranch. There are no animals to care for
here. We have a new four bedroom/three bath home that we'll need
the housesitter for while we are out of the country. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let us know if you can start
housesitting March 15 and finish on June 1. Thanks.

A FULL-TIME PERSONAL ASSISTANT(S)/attendant(s)/domestic needed,
starting after the first of the year. A couple is preferred - an
individual will be considered. A very private, conservative,
40ish single male executive seeks professional, extremely
respectful, presentable, compliant, person(s) needed to assist
the employer in performing daily tasks, personal and business.
The employer enjoys a healthy, high energy lifestyle and many
various outdoor activities. The employer seeks an employee who is
fit and able to work hard while enjoying the outdoors. The job
location in 80% in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and 20% in Los Angeles,
California. The package, including wage, to vary with experience
- $30,000 to $35,000/year for a single - $45,000 to $50,000/year
for a couple, furnished stand-alone quarters in Lake Tahoe and
small attached caretaker's quarters with a private entrance in
Los Angeles, a vehicle is available for non-work time usage, high
speed Internet, cell phone, and casual uniforms will be provided.
The employment requires a minimum of five years' experience in
household employment, the ability to understand and demonstrate a
"Caretaker's Heart" at all times, possess excellent communication
and organizational skills, formal education helpful, secretarial
skills a must, knowledge of business, bookkeeping, networking,
etc., ability to learn easily and work independently without
supervision, being computer literate with a knowledge of computer
software such as spread sheets, word processing  and email.
Punctuality and dependability is vital. Early morning meetings
and tasks will be assigned. Will need to be available 24/7 for
work time of about 60 - 80%, have a valid driver's license with
no insurance restrictions, have the ability to drive/pilot the
following: 45' RV/bus; pick-up truck with trailer, an executive
SUV, (due to customization maximum height of driver 5'10"), and a
24' cruise power boat. Must be in good health and have some
physical strength for small jobs such as snow removal, handyman
fix-it, automobile and motorcycle detailing, home projects, etc.
- Jack-of-all-trades. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

A SUMMER CAMP located in Middlesex County, NJ seeks a Facility
Director/Caretaker/Site Manager for a full-time position. Our
camp grounds include: 20 acres with 20+ buildings, swimming pools
and a complete workshop. General maintenance, repair and
development of grounds and buildings, including: carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, landscaping, full construction, pool
maintenance, machine operation, small motor maintenance and
repair, and vehicle repair. Accommodation available for a live-in
caretaker. Please email your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A TOP RATED B&B in Princeton, NJ is looking for a live-in,
full-time Innkeeper or Innkeeping Couple for a five guest room,
historic property. Duties include taking reservations, answering
emails and phone, guest tours, cooking and serving breakfast,
housekeeping/room turnovers, and general maintenance of the Inn.
The Inn dates back to the 1700's and has been completely
renovated with modern conveniences while maintaining its historic
charm. The Inn is top rated on TripAdvisor and other review
sites. Attention to detail and providing exceptional customer
service is key. Compensation package includes salary, healthcare,
all-expense paid housing, vacation and stable long term
employment for the right person or couple. The property is
non-smoking and pet-free. Please submit your cover letter, resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

LIVE YOUR DREAM on a remote ranch in southwestern New Mexico,
north of Glenwood. The permanent caretaker must have their own
income source since this is not a paid position. Housing and
utilities provided. Phone, and Wi-Fi available. Responsibilities
include feeding livestock twice daily and general maintenance.
Must pass a background check. This position would be perfect for
a retiree, artist or someone seeking peace and quiet. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WANTED: An experienced camp man for a large cow calf ranch
operation located in southeastern New Mexico. We expect general
labor and cowboy work, fencing, feeding and general repairing.
Housing includes a large three bedroom home, and large shop.
References required, salary depends on experience. Must have a
good driving record and can pass a drug test. Please send your
resume to Ranch Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND wanted. We have a Camp opening on a remote cow/calf
ranch north of Capitan, New Mexico. We are seeking an experienced
ranch hand. We prefer a married couple. Duties will include
checking cattle, wells/water and fences, and general ranch
maintenance. Living accommodations, ranch pickup and beef
provided with salary and benefits. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW YORK

HOUSEHOLD HELP - LIVE-IN POSITION available on Long Island's Gold
Coast. We're seeking a versatile individual to work in our home
in Old Field, Setauket, New York. The duties will include
housekeeping including laundry, ironing, dog sitting (four dogs),
assist with cooking, and serving at parties. In addition outdoor
work such as lawn care, mowing, planting trees and flowers,
watering. Care of a large home, with just two occupants. Must
have legal right to work in the U.S, a valid U.S. driver's
license, automobile, as well as prior live in experience. This is
a year round, live-in position. Top notch, private quarters are
provided, including meals. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARE needed for our home and acreage. We need gardening,
lawn/pool care, and basic help around our property in Westchester
County, New York. Basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills
would be fantastic, but not required. This would be ideal for a
college student who lives nearby, or a retired person. This can
turn into a long-term position, as we plan on living here for
many years and will always need help with our property. Summer
needs would be 25-30 hours week, Winter needs would be 10-15
hours week, more if willing to take on extra projects like
housecleaning, housesitting, or snowplowing. Payment is based on
an hourly rate, depending on experience. A one bedroom/one
bathroom caretaker quarters will be provided. If interested,
please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a live-in Lodge Manager(s).
Couple preferred. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Old Forge, NY is a
private family recreation club and community founded in 1890. We
need manager(s) for the traditional XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is
a year-round, full-time, permanent position. We have a busy
summer season and caretaking in the winter. Facilities/duties
include a small grocery store, four rental cabins, and weekly
picnics in the summer serving 80-100 guests, housekeeping,
maintenance, groundskeeping, and members' services. An ability to
operate small boats is desired. A clean driving record is
required. Compensation includes annual salary, housing, vehicle
use, 401K, paid vacation, and family medical. A criminal
background check will be performed. Please send your resume,
letter of interest and salary history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No
phone calls please.

FULL-TIME ESTATE MANAGER needed. Employer with homes in New York
City, Palm Beach and the Hampton's needs a classic, somewhat old
world professional Estate Manager. This professional will be
based in the City and occasionally travel to the other homes. The
principals are an executive couple with high standards and an
expectation that this Estate Manager will be organized, have
strong management and administrative skills with a keen eye for
detail. Excellent people skills are a must. The client has
long-term employees. This professional's demeanor needs to be
calm and businesslike. A solid work history is needed, with a
minimum of five years' experience.   They would prefer that this
person has a college degree. A professional compensation package
will be provided. To apply, please email your resume and
references to caretaker@caretaker.org and include "New York
Estate Manager" in the Subject Line. Thank you.

CARETAKER POSITION available ASAP in Ulster Park, NY on a 25 acre
property. This long-term, year-round position would be
appropriate for a single or couple (without children). There is a
lot of outside work involved, such as snow plowing, lawn mowing,
swimming pool and pond care. The property has access to a nearby
river. The position includes a two bedroom fully equipped
apartment. References required. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME FARM CARETAKER needed for a small boarding farm in
Honeoye Falls. The caretaker must have experience with horses.
You will be responsible for taking care of horses including
morning and evening feedings, turnout, cleaning stalls, sheds and
pastures. Tractor experience and knowledge of how to care for
tractors would be a plus. Duties will include small farm
maintenance (to include fixing fences, cleaning of water tanks,
cutting lawn, brush hog and weeding, plowing in the winter, and
general farm maintenance). This is a live-on site position.
Compensation to be discussed. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING A CARETAKER for property in Clinton Corners, NY, set on
13 acres. Must manage repairs, deliveries, snow removal with
equipment provided, indoor and outdoor handyman projects,
gutters, and garden/chicken upkeep. Regular cleaning and
cobwebbing of house and outbuildings. Clean and maintain the pool
in summer. Cottage provided with three bedrooms and two
bathrooms. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References and
experience a must.

NEW ZEALAND

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DYNAMIC INDIVIDUAL, (or couple) who can take
responsibility seriously, and has the interest and skills
necessary to managing a busy hostel, in Te Puke, a town located
28 kilometers southeast of Tauranga in the Western Bay of Plenty
region of New Zealand. This is a popular working hostel generally
fully occupied over the summer months. Easily managed by one
person in February, as most people are out working 8 - 10 hour
days in the local kiwifruit orchards. The candidate must have
excellent communication skills, exemplary work ethics and
conduct, together with the right balance of social/hospitality
skills. Preferably over 25 years of age and able to meet with us
this week. An interest and or experience in Internet Marketing is
an advantage. This is a sole management live on-site position
that can be operated by an energetic and focused individual, or
couple in busy periods. The role includes all cleaning and office
duties so an eye for detail is also important. We are looking for
someone to manage the hostel around February 7 - 19, however we
may have additional dates if available potentially. Must be
prepared to undergo OHS testing (drug screening, etc.) and police
checks. Must be legally permitted to undertake work in New
Zealand. Ideally must be available now to meet in person and to
discuss the duties in more detail. Please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX only if you meet the requirements of having
the necessary experience and skill set for sole management of the
hostel.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR a reception cover/night warden, smiley, fun
person to join our awesome team at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to help
us out on reception ASAP! You will be checking guests in and out
of our award winning hostel (Lonely Planet's top pick for
Christchurch), along with making reservations, answering emails
and helping guests find their way around Christchurch. We would
love for you to stay with us a minimum of two months and a
maximum of three months. This is an unpaid position, (although
there may be the opportunity of some paid reception work) you
will be working for your accommodation and other benefits
including an Internet allowance (conditions apply) and laundry
money. This could be a fantastic opportunity for you to further
practice your English. If you're interested in working with us,
please contact us and let us know what date you will be arriving
into Christchurch, how long you are planning to stay in the city,
and if you have a current working holiday visa for New Zealand
(you will only be considered for this position if you have this
visa). You are welcome to phone through and speak with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thanks.

VINEYARD AND FARM HELP needed. We are looking for one person with
some horticulture experience to join us for the next four to six
weeks maybe more. We are putting the nets on the vineyard, the
sculpture trail has to be maintained and there is some garden and
farm work. You must be fit, have a good positive attitude, and be
able to fit into a great team environment. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is a beautiful vineyard with five hectares of vines, a large
sheep farm and a sculpture park, other backpackers who have
worked here love the NZ experience of living amongst the farm
life with spectacular views over Kawau Island and beyond. The
property has private beach access for swimming and you will be
able to use the kayaks. Our usual hours will be five days working
8-4. We supply bunk room accommodation, Internet, laundry
facilities, hot showers in exchange for two hours work each day
and supply it free for your two days off, then pay you $14.75 per
hour for the rest of the day. Have a look at our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then please apply to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your relevant experience. Please
provide your phone number, and please do not call the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You must be mature and outgoing with a fun
loving attitude to fit in with our great team.

NORTH CAROLINA

WE NEED A CARETAKER for a 2,500 sq. ft. home on 3.5 acres about
ten miles outside Black Mountain off Highway 9 near the
Earthhaven Community. The caretaker would live in a newly
refurbished cabin on the property that is about 400 sq. ft. with
full kitchen, shower, and woodstove. Has spring fed water. There
would be no rent in exchange for duties which would be fairly
minimal this winter but would increase this year with
planting/harvesting/canning and adding farm animals such as goats
and chickens which will need to be cared for. The ideal candidate
would be a couple or a young person with great enthusiasm and
extensive experience in permaculture (there is already an herb
garden, extensive fruit trees, and beds ready for spring
planting), would be a handyman type who is proficient in
maintaining and repairing a house, experience with farm animals,
etc. We also plan to add solar and other off grid features later
this year. Some use of the main house is permitted. We would be
visiting intermittently throughout the year. Looking ideally for
a longer term relationship with someone who intends to stay for
at least a year or two. This is a great opportunity to live in a
very beautiful area and welcoming community for an exchange of
some labor (and potential payment depending on the project and
number of hours worked in a month), food from the farm, and the
ability to create a completely self-sufficient homestead. If you
are interested in the caretaker position, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME, YEAR ROUND CARETAKER needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
in Little Switzerland, NC. The caretaker is responsible for the
planning and execution of routine maintenance, emergency repairs,
construction projects/improvements to the facility, and planning
and supervising the work of the maintenance staff. Maintenance of
the facility includes upkeep of the buildings, utility systems,
roads, walkways, trails, equipment, vehicles, and grounds. All
work will be performed by the caretaker and staff whenever
possible and with outside contractors when necessary under the
caretaker's direction. The caretaker must be prepared to do
whatever is necessary to maintain the high standards of Wildacres
and to assist fellow employees as needed to provide the best
experience possible for guests. Essential duties and
responsibilities will include the inspection of buildings for
repair needs (woodwork, plumbing, electrical, furnishings, etc.)
and the execution of the necessary repairs; routine
maintenance/repairs of lawns, gardens, flower beds, walks,
patios, decks, roadways, parking areas, wooded areas, and trails;
inspection, routine maintenance/repairs of water system well,
reservoirs, distribution system, and purification systems;
maintenance and upkeep of vehicles, trailers, tools, and
equipment; group services including cleaning, set-up, and
maintenance of classroom and public spaces used by groups;
audio/visual setup, and guest room needs (cribs, roll-away beds,
etc.); facility trash removal (daily), recycling (biweekly), and
maintenance of collection receptacles; inventory and purchasing
of materials needed for maintenance, projects, and improvements
to facility and grounds; security and safety of buildings and
grounds (being aware of "visitors" during down times, etc.) and
maintenance of locks, gates, and cables; work evenings and
weekends during the season and be on call for emergencies; and
fill in for Resident Manager when asked (during absence, etc.).
To perform this caretaker job successfully, an individual must be
able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. These
requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or
ability required for this caretaker position: Bachelor's Degree
or equivalent education/experience; excellent organization and
communication skills; self-motivated, energetic and adapt easily
to change; proficient in construction/remodeling, carpentry, and
project management; working knowledge of electrical and plumbing
systems; experience in employee management/supervision; working
knowledge of vehicle and equipment maintenance/repair; experience
in guest services; and the physical ability to carry out the
labor associated with the position. Benefits/Compensation
includes a salary, housing, use of company vehicles, meals at the
Dining Room during the Wildacres season, and participation in the
Company IRA. For more information about us, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH DAKOTA

RVing VOLUNTEER CAMPGROUND HOST needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Riverdale, ND from May 1 through September 2016. This host
position is for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, which is a Class A
campground and is located in a cottonwood forest along the
beautiful Missouri River. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has 101 modern
campsites and 17 primitive campsites. We rely on our Hosts to
help us with visitor assistance, to maintain rules, and to put on
fun programs for our campers to enjoy. Hosts with their own RV
are provided a RV site with full hook-ups. To apply, please
complete the form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

RVing RANCH CARETAKER needed in Allegany, OR. Must have your own
RV. This is a great opportunity for a retired person or couple
who love country life and the outdoors. The caretaker position is
available starting now. We have a 300 acre working ranch and
offer an RV pad with water, electricity, sewer, and fishing
privileges on the river bordering the ranch - salmon season is
just slowing down. We have a nice orchard and there is space
available for a vegetable garden. Free-range chickens provide
fresh eggs. We raise Registered New Zealand Kiko Goats and Dexter
Cattle and stock dogs. We value the RV pad at $500.00 per month
and ask for about 50 hours per month help around the ranch in
exchange. Must be able to run our weed-eaters, chainsaws, wood
splitter, mower, maintain and repair electric fencing, recognize
a livestock problem, basic repair and maintenance on equipment,
feed in our absence, and be an additional presence on the ranch.
Please respond by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH MANAGER needed in Azalea, OR needed to live on-site,
long-term with or without partner to help make 80 acre property
thrive. Current operations include a small herd of beef cattle on
irrigated pasture, large flock of chickens with egg sales, fruit
orchard, large gardening areas. 30 hours/week paid, doing ranch
chores like fence repair, weed whacking, weeding, forest
management/firewood, etc. Requires interest in organic
gardening/agrarian lifestyle; references; progressive, low drama,
reality-based, hardworking personality. Additionally, we provide
use of some land for free for self-directed projects for outside
income: market/CSA garden, raise small meat animals,
cider-making, appropriate for the land and his/her interests and
is OK with owners. Please see XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info
and contact email.

PENNSYLVANIA

HEAD OF MAINTENANCE/CARETAKER needed for an overnight camp in
Honesdale. Experience in plumbing, swimming pool maintenance,
electric, construction, and small engines a plus. Must be
respectful around children. Excellent salary provided. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED for my house, yardwork, and assisting with my
pets in Philadelphia. Our pets include two Rottweilers and four
cats. We are looking for a caretaker to help out with basic house
cleaning, doing laundry, some yard work/odd chores. The rent-free
room is furnished and includes all utilities and Wi-Fi. There is
a single bed, desk and chair, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
The room is on the small side but quiet. We are looking for an
independent individual to work about 10 hours a week in exchange
for the furnished room. Please tell me a little about yourself in
your response by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

HOUSEKEEPING COUPLE required to work in the main house on a
shooting estate in Scotland. The housekeeper would manage a small
team of domestic staff and should be very organized and able to
cope with the varied and ad hoc time pressures incumbent as part
of the role. Some home cooking required. The maintenance work
would revolve primarily around the upkeep of the house but
flexibility would be required. This is a remote location with
livestock. This is an interesting, demanding opportunity with an
excellent accommodation package and salary of £45,000 -
£50,000/year. Please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SPAIN

COME AND LIVE AND WORK in Southern Spain! We are looking for an
active couple who enjoy walking and light gardening. This couple
is needed to help an English family living in a beautiful house
in Southern Spain. Free, newly independent fully furnished and
equipped one bedroom flat with parking and a terrace overlooking
the sea offered in return for about 10 hours per week walking
three lovely dogs and helping keep the garden tidy. No heavy or
domestic work as other help kept. Couple ages between 45 and 59
preferred, probably an early retired couple. Must have own car.
Please send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TENNESSEE 

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

TEXAS

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in the Hill Country of Kinney
County, has a live-in caretaker position available. This job is
for one person or a couple only (a couple is preferred) with no
kids. Full-time cleaning and upkeep of numerous facilities. Some
cooking and landscaping required. Mechanical a plus. Our ranch is
not a cattle ranch and is located an hour from any town.
References required. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED A MIDDLE-AGED, EXPERIENCED RANCH COUPLE to live and work on
a remote, scenic ranch in Concho County, Texas. Must be
non-smoking, doping or heavy drinking, and a mature family man.
The ranch will furnish a three bedroom house, salary, utilities
and pasture for a few horses and up to 30 cows now - more later.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after 7pm.

RANCH MANAGER COUPLE wanted for a ranch near Helotes for
ranch/wildlife and household needs. The job entails wildlife
management, operation and maintenance of standard farm equipment,
lawn/garden/ranch care and improvement, housekeeping and general
support for our family and occasional guests. A competitive
compensation package will be provided, based on ability and
experience. A quality ranch manager's house and ranch truck will
be provided. We are looking for long-term employees. References
required. Please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

UTAH

HOUSEKEEPER, MAINTENANCE, GROUNDSKEEPER position available in the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Spend your summer in the beautiful
northeast corner of Utah just minutes from Flaming Gorge
Reservoir, Ashley National Forest or high mountain deserts. This
diverse land of scenic beauty is a pleasure to behold! We are
looking for an outgoing, friendly couple (or single) with their
own RV to help manage our family owned business, Rocky Ridge
Outpost, which involves lodging rental for three log cabins, a
yurt and tipi. We are located on ranch land in a peaceful, quiet
valley with plenty of wildlife. Duties will include housekeeping,
which includes cleaning cabins, yurt, tipi, shower house and
doing laundry, and groundskeeping which includes mowing, weed
control, watering, gardening, upkeep of pavilion area, and caring
for the trout pond. Basic maintenance and repair too. We need an
onsite contact person, to include greeting and assisting guests,
and occasionally taking reservations. The season is roughly May
through September. Work 40 combined hours weekly for your full RV
hookup and $1,000 per month, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and the use of
our laundry facility. There will be a bonus at the end of the
season. Please mail your resume, references, and picture of you
and your rig to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VERMONT 

CARETAKER WANTED for a historic Vermont trout club. Seeking a
resident caretaker for the April-October 2016 season. Salary plus
residence and utilities provided (see our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VIRGINIA

A FOUR ROOM WILLIAMSBURG, VA B&B seeks a full-time, single,
live-in (non-smoker) assistant Innkeeper. Must have good
housekeeping, cooking, conversational and social skills. Our goal
and reputation is a fabulous guest experience. Being able to
multi task and keep a professional demeanor is a must. The right
person should be well organized, have a sense of humor,
enthusiastic personality and be self-motivated to fostering
success. Candidates should be healthy and physically fit. Being
able to do housekeeping if staff is out, some lifting and
carrying is required. We can train the right person. Must have
own vehicle, Salary determined by qualifications and experience
of the individual ranging from $12,000 to $15,000 a year,
includes living accommodations, utilities and paid vacation.
Please send your resume and brief note as to why you think you
would be a good candidate for an interview to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a 23 room hotel in downtown Staunton,
Virginia across from Mary Baldwin College. We serve breakfast to
our guests and help them become aware of the opportunities for
experiencing this area of Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. We
are searching for persons with interest in hospitality who would
like to assist us with XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We provide an onsite
apartment and salary. You can read about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and contact us if you are interested in this
position. Your responsibilities as Innkeeper would be to insure
the registration and welfare of guests of Frederick House,
including preparation and serving breakfast. We have trained
staff for cleaning and other duties. We have been doing this for
32 years. We believe this is a great opportunity for someone who
would like to be in this business. Aspiring Innkeepers could
learn from us with the possibility of purchasing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please contact us for additional
information by emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

PROPERTY MANAGER/GROUNDSKEEPER needed. Looking for a long-term
experienced hands-on Property Manager/Groundskeeper to care for a
privately owned 24 acre waterfront estate in Lakebay, WA. There
is a heavy emphasis on landscaping related duties, as the grounds
are extensive with several groomed areas. There is also an
organic vegetable garden and small herb garden that needs to be
maintained. Need someone who has an above average understanding
and skills in electronics and IT troubleshooting. Light
bookkeeping, pet care, maintenance of equipment, vehicles and
drainage system, light housekeeping and overseeing all work done
by outside contractors are also required. Previous estate
management/maintenance experience is a must. Compensation
includes a salary based on experience and skill level plus the
use of a newly built two bedroom, two bath home on secluded acres
with a beautiful water/sunset view. Non-smokers with no children
only. Dog negotiable, dependent on temperament. Looking for
someone who can start working in April 2016. If interested,
please send your cover letter, resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

CARETAKER NEEDED for apartments in Randolph. This position
requires 5 - 10 hours of work per week, and the caretaker must
have their own tools. Duties will include general repairs,
upkeep, lawn care and some lease paperwork/showing units. Please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is an equal opportunity
provided and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity.

CARETAKER WANTED in Wisconsin: work 20 hours a week in exchange
for full water, electric and septic hookup for your camper. Or
lodging provided in a private home/cabin for extra hours. This is
for single persons or couples. Work includes groundskeeping,
maintenance, housekeeping, and event planning. This is a quiet
peaceful resort with deer hunting, upland game bird and turkey,
with miles of hiking trails, swimming ponds, stocked fishing
ponds. This is a great resort, family oriented, quiet, and
secluded. Possible pay above 20 hours based on skill level.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

APARTMENT MAINTENANCE/CARETAKER needed in Butternut, WI. We are
looking for a reliable, self-motivated individual to fill a
part-time caretaker position for a Butternut rental property.
Duties include cleaning, tenant maintenance requests and other
handyman-type duties. This would be excellent for a retired or
semi-retired individual. Please send a letter of application
and/or resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

HOUSESITTER/CATSITTER needed for a lovely home located in
beautiful Laramie, WY. We someone now through March 31. You will
be responsible for the care of two cats and staying in my home.
You must be a cat lover! You will also be responsible for
bringing in our mail, taking any phone messages, and emailing us
while we are away. The home is over 3,000 square feet with three
bedrooms, including a master bedroom and bath on the main floor.
The location is just steps away from walking and bike trails and
a park with easy access to shopping. A golf course is just a
short drive, bike ride, or walk away. The University of Wyoming
and its many year-round cultural and athletic events is located
nearby. Please email why you think this is right for you, and at
least three checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Private Estate Couple in present position for six years currently
managing multiple properties. Looking to transition to a salaried
caretaking/vacation residence/resort management position. Willing
to entertain various venues. Reliable, stable and seasoned with
over 20 years' experience, endeavoring to fill a position which
is a good fit with the right chemistry and business like
relations. Verifiable references, current passports, clean
driving records and can pass background check.  For additional
information please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Houseman/caretaker/personal trainer available. Desire a live-in
position. I have 30+ years of experience, and a security license.
I'm flexible, with great references. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello; I'm a 70-year-old retired man and bored stiff. I'm looking
to become unbored. My work history began at age 15 as a grease
monkey and continued as a photographer, sailor (four years in the
U.S. Navy, Vietnam), college student on G.I. bill, construction
and home remodeling worker, musician, farm hand, farm owner and
operator, ranch hand, landscaping and handyman business operator
and some stuff I've probably forgotten. I like to fish, hunt,
play fiddle banjo and guitar and explore. I drink some beer,
don't do drugs or smoke and have been married to the same female
for forty years. I won't B.S. you and expect the same treatment.
If you've got a position where I could be of some use, please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and we can discuss it
further.

Self-motivated and adaptive Horticulturist with 40+ years'
experience in the landscape industry and grounds caretaking
positions available for your property needs. Would like a new
challenge on a rural property. Accomplished in design,
installation and maintenance of ornamental tree and shrub
plantings including topiary, espaliers, orchards and vineyards.
Outdoor enthusiast who is dependable, conscientious and results
oriented. Would enjoy putting a personal touch to your grounds.
Light machinery operator of Bobcats, motorized lifts, tractors,
and mowers. I would welcome a personal meeting to discuss how my
experience can make a positive contribution to your property.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Farm/ranch caretaker of 20 years on a Colorado ranch, seeks a new
employer. Prefer to stay in Colorado. Mature/retired with good
references. Am a non-smoker, non-drinker with no vices. Just me,
my motorhome, pick-up truck, and my dogs of ten years. It has
gotten too crowded here. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Boise, ID caretaker available, starting April 2016. Kind,
responsible, professional - plus neat/clean. Flexible in handling
difficult - rural and urban - challenges extremely well.
Non-smoker, non-drinker, drug-free. Thank you!  Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Live-in caretaker available in California. I am available for a
long term or a permanent position as a live-in caretaker for
house sitting, pet sitting, grounds keeping, for your house,
farm, ranch, estate, church, monastery, religious retreat,
hermitage anywhere in California, preferably in the Central
Valley, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern coast or
almost anywhere in Northern California.
1) I am a 68-year-old, Latin American, (I speak English only, but
just a little Spanish), retired professional tailor, single, no
kids, experienced handyman; I can do house pet and basic animal
care.
2) Excellent references, (Can send via email or US mail)
security, safety and community minded background, reliable and
self-motivated for the common good.
3) Able bodied, vegetarian with multi-task experience in basic
house-keeping, property maintenance, management and emergency
preparedness and disaster prevention; I have 30 years of home
caretaking, hospitality and home security experience; I was a
neighborhood anti-violence organizer with non-profit groups in
the 1970's and early 1980's in the San Francisco Bay Area.
4) I have basic skills in home gardening, light cooking, clean up
and hauling, accounting, book keeping, self-publishing,
secretarial skills, computer, Internet and data intake and
management.
5) I have extensive experience in non-profit cable TV production,
filming, photography and film editing for cable TV programs in
San Francisco; I am a former Peace and non-violence neighborhood
community organizer and activist in the San Francisco Bay Area;
with 30 years of experience helping organize major political and
cultural events and speaking engagements including promos for
important speakers and radio and TV broadcasters. 
6) I do not smoke, drink, or do any drugs or pot; I have worked
with non-profit groups that discourage those.
7) I have a current California driver's license, and current car
insurance; My Ford van is available to give you safe rides,
deliveries, pick-ups, run errands and day trips in town or
country for you.
 8) I have excellent character and work references; and can send
you my resume via US mail or email.
Please call me soon at my cell XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, 8 AM till 11
PM, Pacific Time, San Francisco, California. If no answer there,
please call me at my cell XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I need live-in
living quarters for the above caretaker position. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Semi-Retired married couple seeking a caretaking opportunity. Mr:
Retired Aircraft Technician, Mrs: Professional
Culinary/Admin/Hospitality. Have some income, will work 20
hours/week each in exchange for housing. Mature, responsible,
respectful, willing to travel/relocate. Current commitment in
Northern California finishes 3/1/16. Many skills are detailed on
our webpage at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple with 20+ years of experience in Property
Management/Caretaking seeks a long-term position on a private
estate. Prefer to stay in the western US. We are conscientious,
discreet and willing to go "the extra mile" to ensure the highest
level of service. We have a well-tempered 9-year-old dog. We can
be reached at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or by email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaking couple in mid 40s seeking work in New England,
preferably Maine. Qualified in all landscaping needs, gardening,
fire-wooding, equipment operating and maintaining, building
maintenance, snow removal, security, livestock, maple sugaring.
Willing and able to learn anything. Will consider seasonal work.
Also open to options of homesteading on land available in
exchange for work. Great references and work ethics. Call anytime
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

North Coast, California caretaker available! Seeking long and/or
short-term, home and/or work, on- and/or off-grid position for
one-competent, social, and agreeable person. Skilled in the
feminine household arts. Sensitive, mild mannered dog companion
will accompany; second caretaker, plumber, if desired is
available. Mendocino and Humboldt preferred, neighboring counties
considered. If the shoe fits, wear it! Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Semi-Retired Couple looking for a caretaking position in Central
Arkansas. She works in Little Rock two to three days per week.
We'll continue to maintain an apartment downtown. He's currently
available full-time. We have diverse skills including
maintenance, gardening, vegetarian cooking, massage, pet care,
logistics, and more. We're self-starters, problem solvers, and
facilitators who can work without supervision and have great
attention to detail. We're healthy, quiet, early risers who enjoy
the outdoors. We're financially secure, have clean driving
records, good references, and have our own transportation and
some tools. We would enjoy a country setting and are open to a
long-term arrangement for the right situation. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for a permanent property caretaker job in Oregon. Have 25
years in groundskeeping and maintenance experience. Please send
info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Colorado Mountain Caretaker available: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking SE-USA couple position as caretakers, estate managers,
and/or business managers. Healthy, energetic, hardworking.
Broadly experienced professional managers (and workers) with
common sense, work ethics, people skills, and respect. Just
completed similar 13-month USVI position as large villa
caretakers, hosts, managers (letter of recommendation available).
Three-page intro packet available on request. The Working Couple,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Reliable, discreet, mature, self-starter seeks to caretake
property. Long-term. Solitude okay. Experienced caretaker,
gardener, security officer, photographer, and customer relations.
Can do minor repairs, mow, weed-whack, prune, and general upkeep.
Need housing, pay (negotiable). I don't smoke, do drugs, or have
kids. I do have a dog. If you're looking for a quiet, diligent
caretaker/security presence, please call me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Need to find a position before the end of
May.

Looking for Chicago based House/Petsitting positions. Love
animals of all sizes. Extremely clean and conscientious.
References available. Currently have full time work, so not
available during the day, but free daily in morning/night and
weekends. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking Maine Coast situation. Mature responsible woman in middle
years - healthy, fit, pleasant, conscientious, intelligent,
capable, positive, nature-loving, and artistic - seeks
house-sitting, caretaking, or affordable house sharing
arrangement. Am an aspiring student with altruistic service
goals, returning to college to complete a degree combining
sustainability, peace studies and education, and/or completing
certification in holistic nutritional education. Extensive
background in holistic health and museum fields. Experienced
property caretaker and also as whole foods cook,
housecleaner/home maker, organic vegetable/flower
gardener/permaculture student, and compassionate caregiver.
Excellent work, rental, caretaking, and character references.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Mother and adult son team currently housesitting in the White
Mountains of Arizona, are seeking a long term
housesitting/caretaking situation. We are experienced with
sustainable living, horticulture, organic gardening, medicinal
herbs, and earthbag building. We are health conscience
non-smokers, non-drinkers, non-drug users. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Caretaker Position Wanted: Honest, reliable, hardworking,
dedicated couple looking for caretaker position preferably in the
Western United States. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Husband and wife teachers with two children looking for a new
experience in caretaking position. We have a variety of skills
ranging from landscaping, cooking, and tutoring. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
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