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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE 

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

www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983          Volume 35, Number 2       

March/April 2017        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS

- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 32 states
and 18 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Finding Peace and Beauty in a Caretaker Position in Tuscany 
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA 

RVING PARK HOST VOLUNTEER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from
March 1 through November 30, 2017. Volunteers will need their own
RV. Hosts will be required to operate ORMS software, make
reservations, check in campers, collect fees, and issue various
passes, post campsite and shelter reservations. Answer calls
during the entire length of your shift (day and night). Provide
visitors with information concerning Corps Recreation Areas.
Twice daily: check park grounds, campsites, shelters, restrooms,
playgrounds, and utilities for signs of vandalism, water leaks,
hazard trees, etc. Keep in mind the safety of our visitors.
Notify Corps personnel if any problems occur. At sunset, patrol
day use area to make sure all day use visitors have vacated the
park. While on your shift you are required to stay overnight in
the park, but permitted to leave periodically throughout the day
to run errands after approval from Ranger Staff. A criminal
background check is required. Hosts are provided a full service
RV campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included. If
interested, please apply online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

ARIZONA 

LIVE-IN RANCH HELP, north central Arizona. Seeking single or
couple (EOE), vegan/ovo-vegan for a no-kill environment. Secure,
upscale location. The primary duty is animal care; secondary
duties include minor repair/maintenance and grounds-keeping. Must
have experience with horses (within the last three years),
intermediate riding skills (and weighing not more than 150 lbs.)
with ability to diagnose and treat common injuries/ailments. Must
be in good health and able to lift 50 lbs., walk up and down
hills, and operate common ranch equipment. A valid driver's
license and dependable vehicle required. No smoking, no drugs,
minimal alcohol. Salary (DOE/Q) plus two-bedroom, two-bath home.
Pets considered. References and background check required. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

SITE STEWARD/CARETAKER wanted. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a
caretaker at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The site is approximately 10
miles west of Sedona, with views of the red rocks on a former
ranch with a historic adobe house and other disused
buildings/corals, at 4,600 feet elevation. It has power but no
water/septic. Access is via a dirt road. We're looking for
someone to stay on site in their own RV/camper van/5th wheel for
an extended period starting early spring. In return for free stay
and power we need you to keep an eye on our tree experiment
inside a large fenced enclosure and other infrastructure. If you
see any intruders or unauthorized folks on site you will call 911
and alert project staff. You will also call us if there are
problems, e.g. with wildlife/irrigation at the enclosure. There
is also the possibility of some hourly paid work to help with
tasks on the research plots. Preference will be given to
applicants with an interest and aptitude for this kind of work.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with relevant information
about yourself, your vehicle and experience.

A SMALL PRIVATE FAMILY Boarding Facility needs a responsible
caretaker. The position is in beautiful Yuma. Some knowledge of
horses a must! A very nice furnished two bedroom apartment is
provided in exchange for feeding, turn-out of horses, and grounds
maintenance (including some mowing). We are on five irrigated,
secluded acres. We have lots of trees. Non-smoker or drinker and
good people skills are a must. Apartment and utilities provided,
no salary. Please reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a peaceful, small suburban Tucson ranch at
the base of the Catalina Mountains. We are seeking a reliable
couple for our 12 acre ranch. The setting is quiet and lush, and
we offer a completely separate Santa Fe style guesthouse with one
large bedroom and bath, walk-in closet, and large great room and
full kitchen and kiva fireplace. The guesthouse is 1,000 square
feet, comes furnished, and completely renovated. There are also
covered patios for enjoying the outdoors, and in the summer
months you would have full use of a beautiful pool. The
guesthouse is adjacent to a large workshop as well as a locked
storage room, which you would be free to use, along with a
separate washer and dryer for your use. We provide all utilities
year-round (internet, power, water, garbage pickup, TV,
heating/cooling). You must be totally nonsmoking, nondrinking and
not users of any drugs, and must love animals! Must have no pets.
We are here November through April, and then we and our two
horses and three dogs leave for a summer home. When we are here,
the work averages 15 - 20 hours weekly, and less when we are
away. The work consists of caring for two gentle horses,
occasional dog sitting, feeding a barn cat, cleaning our house,
maintaining the pool, landscaping, drip irrigation, buildings,
taking care of equipment, and performing basic home repairs and
upkeep as needed. You should be able to maintain an ATV and
manure spreader, and have experience caring for horses. The job
is perfect for a retired couple or for folks who work from home.
You would be free to have some outside work, and we are flexible
when it comes to time off for family visits, vacations, etc. We
want people for the long term, who will think of this as their
home. No salary is provided. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
Hi Gary, We now have two wonderful caretakers living on our
retreat thanks to our caretaker-wanted ad that ran in The
Caretaker Gazette! We are so thankful for all the caretakers
we've found through you over the years who volunteer their time
in exchange for living in one of the most beautiful places in the
world. Their efforts make it possible for our teachers to offer
an affordable retreat for their students. The couples who have
come to us through our previous Gazette ads are the best we've
ever had and I can see already this new team will be just as
wonderful. Great results through your publication! Thank you, Rob
M., Waikoloa, HI

Rob, I'm glad to hear that your caretaker-wanted ad in the
Gazette resulted in positive responses to help you with your
property needs there. It sounds like your property will be in
good hands. Please spread the word about the Gazette to other
Hawaiian property owners in your area who can use it.

Thanks Gary! I have to share my story with you ... I subscribed
to your publication when I lived in Texas. I arrived in Texas via
a divorce so it wasn't actually my choice to live there. During
my 11 years in Texas I was grossly under-employed considering my
skill sets, which didn't make the location ideal for me. I found
your online publication and it intrigued me as I had done a
similar job in my early 20's, a position with multiple
properties, multiple states and ranch settings. Being a native
Californian I wanted to return to California so I set about
finishing a remodel on my home and preparing to sell and relocate
back to California. I sold my home and moved, staying for a while
in Southern California, earning a Holistic Health Practitioner
certification and had my sights to go back to Northern
California. I then received one of your caretaker help-wanted
emails that highlighted a position in Auburn, California - I
thought...what the heck?! After close scrutiny and multiple trips
I was selected from multiple candidates to fill this very trusted
position. This is my second experience with a very well appointed
family and this one with primarily one location but 900 very busy
acres. I enjoy my work and it's very fulfilling! Thanks for being
the conduit that brought me back to an area that I simply adore!
Lisa K. Auburn, CA

Congratulations Lisa! Thank you for sharing your experiences
with us. I'm sure our readers will be inspired by your story.
Best of luck to you and please keep us updated.

Dear Gary, Regretfully, I spent the last 18 years unaware of your
publication or the community of people it represents. Worse yet,
I spent the last seven months desperately seeking caretaker help
in all the wrong avenues. But last May someone shared a back
issue of The Caretaker Gazette with me, and my own ad came out in
the September/October issue. Within a week of the ad's
appearance, I had someone here to help me so that I could move
about as needed and teach people how to have permanent, happy
relationships with their dogs. I also "met" by phone and email
more "caring" people than I previously knew existed. Now I have
my own Gazette subscription, which I love. Thank you, thank you,
and thank you!! Judy M., Buena Vista, CO
 
Judy thanks for writing. We hear this all the time. Many
property owners have tried newspaper help-wanted ads, and many
times getting disastrous results. I'm glad your Gazette ad worked
so quickly for you! 

The housesitter-wanted ad you ran for me was terrific! I received
many replies and found someone ideal, to fill the housesitting
position. Many thanks! Steve I. Santa Fe, NM
 
Steve, chalk it up to our wonderful subscribers who
applied!

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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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CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ARKANSAS 

APARTMENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed. We have complexes in the
Conway, Riverview, Camden and other locations throughout the
state of Arkansas. We have a current opening in Conway!
Experience preferred, but will train the right person. This
position is ideal for a couple. You will be required to live
on-site. Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER REQUIRED in the Gympie area. Will need to perform
general caretaking duties in exchange for single accommodations
and power. This position would be suitable for a pensioner.
Farming/Dairy experience would be an advantage. To apply, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Queensland. We seek a proficient and experienced handyman/person
and sound workplace references, to manage the day-to-day
operations of a community hall, which includes general cleaning
and maintenance with some groundskeeping work. A two bedroom
house, with a single lock up garage next to our hall, is offered
rent free to the successful applicants as remuneration in
exchange for the duties required. In the first instance, all
enquiries should be directed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX strictly
between the hours of 9am - 4pm daily, Monday - Sunday.  Please -
no text or voice messages.

CARETAKER COUPLE required for Roma district property in South
West Queensland, 515 km from Brisbane. It is situated at the
junction of the Warrego and Carnarvon highways. We have beef,
meat, sheep and goats. A comfortable air-conditioned house, meat,
power, and phone provided. This would be a good position for
pensioners. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX requires a full-time live in caretaker for
its 100 acre property in Pokolbin, New South Wales.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX prides itself on providing a high quality
environment for residents and visitors. The caretaker plays a
pivotal role in coordinating various aspects of Kelman operations
and acts as a contact point for owners on a variety of issues.
The caretaker is responsible for maintenance and security of all
community property. Roles and responsibilities will include: 1)
liaise closely with the executive committee ensuring the
efficient operation, security and maintenance of the estate and
its facilities; 2) ensure all internal administrative
requirements are fulfilled; 3) anticipate, isolate and solve any
operational problems; 4) deal with any complaints or concerns
from owners in a professional manner. Our requirements include
being a good communicator, both oral and written, having farm
experience and competency with farm equipment, and being computer
literate. The remuneration for this role will be negotiated with
the successful applicant but is expected to be in the $45,000 -
$50,000/year. In addition, a three bedroom home on the estate is
provided for the caretaker and his family, including utilities.
Australian applications (with resumes) should be sent to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for the attention of the Treasurer.

CARETAKER COUPLE required for a cattle property located 40
kilometers from Richmond, in western Queensland. A pensioner
couple would be appropriate to look after our animals and check
waters on weekends and while the owners are away. A small two
bedroom cottage will be provided, along with mobile service.
Locals should call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed. This full-time position will
best suit a couple who are accustomed to living in an isolated
location and want to enjoy the unparalleled natural beauty that
this site offers. The location is comprised of over 8,000 acres
on the northwest coast of Kangaroo Island, off the mainland of
South Australia, southwest of Adelaide. The existing farming
operation is under a long-term lease. Duties will include general
security, building maintenance, visitor induction, overall
caretaking responsibilities that include nine houses on site, and
being the go-to person for all on site matters. A fully furnished
three bedroom house and work vehicle are provided along with a
salary equivalent to one full-time position with an opportunity
for further part-time work on site, subject to negotiation. The
successful applicants must be able to work unsupervised and have
a clear focus on security and maintenance. Working closely with
the Director, you must be good communicators who understand and
can implement the operation's vision and can manage all
situations that remote locations require. The position is to
commence on March 1, 2017. Australian applicants should provide
full details of their experience in a covering letter and resume.
Australian telephone references must also be provided.
Applications can be addressed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast in
southeast Queensland. This position would be suitable for a
pensioner. Located close to the beach and fishing. A fully
furnished, very large caravan with hard annexe provided, with an
ensuite shower/toilet. Some work needed here in lieu of rent.
Local caretakers should call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR SOMEONE to look after our place and dog from
around April 8th to April 23rd in Western Australia. We are in
the plantation district, just outside of Carnarvon, at the mouth
of the Gascoyne River on the Indian Ocean. Duties include looking
after the dog, and checking that our reticulation system is
working. Repair if necessary. We may also need assistance from
the same person with some management duties (e.g. grounds work or
washing, etc.) at our short stay accommodation in the town
center, if there are bookings during this period. Duties would
include making sure that everything is prepared prior to arrival,
 meet and greet with keys, possible washing of sheets, remake
beds, clean if there are other guests arriving. Keep the pool
clean and monitor for the month. We do have a lady who will
likely do all these duties, but may need some assistance here and
there. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to further discuss.
Thanks.

CARETAKER needed on a farm with cattle and horses in the
Toowoomba region. This position would be ideal for a recently
retired couple. House and gardening duties required. A good house
with electricity will be provided. Please apply in writing to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXa.

WINTER CARETAKERS needed on Bruny Island. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
are currently seeking expressions of interest for the winter
caretakers program. There are six blocks of four week stays with
a changeover and induction day on Thursdays. Friends of Bruny
Island Quarantine Station are assessing all applications. Please
download the application form from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
contact the Secretary on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

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

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER/INNKEEPER for a five bedroom
guesthouse in Anderson Valley, Northern California. We have three
outside cats who will need care. We can offer accommodation and a
small stipend. This is an opportunity to gain experience in the
hospitality industry. House cleaning and small
maintenance/repairs will be part of this position. This might be
suitable for a couple. Besides the five bedroom house, there is a
fully equipped cabin on the property, which could be used for
accommodation. This position requires, dependability and great
follow through skills, as well as computer skills. Please, only
very serious applicants should apply. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM needed in the Albany/El Cerrito
area. We are a family of five and live in a large home in the
East Bay Hills, in El Cerrito. We appreciate the Asian cultures
and are looking for an Asian caretaker husband and wife team. We
offer to you a wonderfully located one bedroom live-in apartment
with a balcony, a separate entry and sweeping views of the Bay in
exchange for light home and garden work. If you are interested
please email myself, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE at Point Arena in Mendocino County.
Requires expert handyman and all round jack of trades for a 20
acre, second home property in the beautiful redwood forest.
Requires impeccable references for work experience and character.
Maintain a water storage tank, make modest repairs to equipment,
irrigation system and extensive hand watering of many fruit trees
and flower gardens. Must be in good health and have high energy
and a sense of initiative. Small one bedroom apartment provided.
On site interviews to be scheduled in three to four weeks. Please
send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A LIVE-IN CARETAKER/GROUNDSKEEPER in the Fresno Foothills
on an isolated foothills ranch. This full-time job will be
approximately five to six hours/day, six days/week. The
position's duties will include all landscaping/groundskeeping,
feeding/watering livestock, cleaning livestock pens, operating a
tractor, spraying weeds, general maintenance/repair, heavy
lifting, moving hay and so on. Looking for someone who is honest
and reliable, possibly a couple. Must have references and no
felonies. Experience with livestock is a plus. Monthly salary
will depend on experience, and a 5th wheel for living quarters
will be provided. Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING AN INNKEEPER 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 with an
attractive shift (i.e. work three days, off three days, work
three days, off three days, etc.). The Innkeeper will stay
overnight at the property during their shift and return home for
their days off. The ideal applicant will have three or more
years' Innkeeper or Hotel Operations experience, professional
appearance, excellent customer service and communication skills,
enjoys interacting and caring for guests, loves to entertain
groups and show off their culinary skills, 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. Compensation will be based on experience. No
smoking/pets/children. Vehicle required. Local candidates only;
no relocation available; must live within one hour of Plymouth,
CA. No calls or drop-ins please. Please email your cover letter,
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in Kingsville ON seeks an exceptional
Innkeeper. Adjacent to Lake Erie, ferries to Ohio, DTW, your
presence will enhance our exceptional reputation and continue the
success of tourism in Canada's Deep South. Fully restored, five
guestrooms with ensuites, in Canada's newest wine region. Minimum
four week contract. References please. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BUTLER WITH COOKING SKILLS needed for our client's homes in
Canada, Spain and the Bahamas. The job responsibilities will
include: ensuring that one elderly principal is not left alone,
monitoring his well-being, managing all household food, including
cooking, grocery shopping, providing quality food and beverage
service, table service and settings in traditional Butler
service, wardrobe management and valet service for principals,
assisting the principals pack/unpack suitcases, running household
errands, and personal shopping as required, providing Personal
Assistant duties to include finalizing flight details, booking
cars etc., liaising with the principal's Personal Assistant on
any other requests, ensuring the home is welcoming and enjoyable
as possible for the principals and guests, ensuring that the
day-to-day running of the residences maintains the owner's
standards of cleanliness, efficiency, and organization,
supervising other staff to ensure they perform their duties to
the correct standard, light cleaning and detailing of the
households on the cleaners days off, answering the phone and
taking messages as needed, answering the door, greeting guests
and visitors as needed, scheduling and supervising all trades and
vendors, ensuring that all work on the property is completed in
the best way possible, conducting evening detailing and security
check of entire property, organizing flowers twice weekly,
ensuring the proper maintenance of household automobiles,
including managing the cleanliness of the cars, and booking
regular maintenance checks, assisting with event planning for
social and seasonal events, keeping all cupboards and storage in
the household organized, managing all internet purchases and
returns of goods, and manage and monitor household inventories,
working with existing manuals and programs. Salary will be
commensurate with experience, and live-in residences provided in
Canada (Toronto), Spain and The Bahamas. Please email your resume
and references and mention that you are applying for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN 

LOOKING FOR A RESIDENT CARETAKER. Must be financially secure and
mature. The position is for part-time light duties on a desirable
location at a small Caribbean Inn. Free housing is provided on
the resort's premises, plus a small stipend in exchange for
part-time work. The applicant should be in good health,
resourceful, trustworthy and addiction and drug-free. For USA
citizens, a passport is not needed to fly from the States, as
Culebra, Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA. To get more
information, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Carbondale from mid-June to mid-July for
about four weeks. I am traveling to Asia for about one month and
would like to find a housesitter to stay at my home and attend to
my two dogs. I live in an old home which has a lot of character.
If you are interested, I travel one to two times a year to Asia
and am gone two - four weeks each time, so it would be ideal if I
could locate a housesitter for this summer who might also be
available at other times during the year. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

LIVE-IN PROPERTY MANGER of ski-in/ski-out condos needed in
Glenwood Springs, CO. This is a salaried, full-time position with
bonus incentives. Onsite living accommodation within the manager
suite is included. There are multiple positions considered for
families or teams. You will need to manage 51 privately owned
ski-in/ski-out condos and short-term rentals. Prior property
management experience is required. A Colorado Property Management
License is required (or licensure may be sponsored for the right
candidate). Responsibilities include general maintenance,
cleaning, guest services, office admin, staff management, and
reporting to the HOA board. To apply, please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A COUPLE to help manage an 11-year-old top rated B&B in
the mountain resort town of Ouray, Colorado. The Black Bear Manor
will provide lodging, breakfast, plus pay. A couple is preferred,
with experience in cooking, some cleaning, and light maintenance.
Please email your resume or details to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

CAT/HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home outside of Hartford from
March 1 through May 31, 2017. We will be overseas and will need
our housesitter to look after our home and cats. We prefer a
non-smoker, a cat lover, a person who keeps a home very clean,
someone who is good with plants, likes solitude, and will be
quiet - and not disturb any of our neighbors. Must have checkable
references. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a private wooden boat yard on the Mystic
River. Available April 2017. We are seeking a mature, reliable,
competent person with a strong body for a full-time, year-round
caretaker, painter, and maintenance position: mowing, snow
shoveling etc., occasional dog-sitting position on a quiet two
acre family owned non-commercial facility. Accommodation
included, plus access to a work vehicle during business hours.
There are a variety of small boats for you to use on your time
off. Located 1/3 mile to Downtown Mystic. Basic carpentry,
mechanical and seamanship skills required, salary depends on
skill level, we offer fair wage. Please email or you're your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

APPRENTICESHIP POSITION AVAILABLE in Sustainable Living,
Permaculture, Natural Building and Homesteading Skills. We are
presently looking to fill one position in our current
apprenticeship program. The right applicant would start as soon
as possible and work with us to experience our apprentice
program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please go
here to apply: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Participants in
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX's Apprenticeship in Sustainable Living live
and work with amazing people at the Ranch and in Mastatal. They
make lifelong friends, participating in a style of living that
oftentimes changes them forever. This experience offers the
unique opportunity to become a part of the magic and beauty of a
remote area of Costa Rica, while simultaneously learning tangible
skills to take back home. Our goals for this program are to
empower individuals who are genuinely interested in creating a
more sustainable world, be a "living laboratory" for experiential
education and the learning and daily practice of life-long
skills, inspire and enable individuals to continue to develop
creative solutions and generate positive social change and
sustainable practices in their own lives and communities after
they leave, prepare a group of capable individuals to help manage
and caretake the Ranch during the months of August, September,
October and November. Provide post-apprenticeship support through
our networks. We strongly encourage applicants who are serious
about our work and are motivated to be part of our industrious
team, working towards solutions for current environmental and
social challenges. We offer a unique and focused program based on
experiential education and practical skill-building. Once we have
received your application we will let you know about available
space and set up a phone interview with the best prospective
applicants.

CZECH REPUBLIC

WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE VOLUNTEERS become a part of our family,
spending as much time as possible together, getting to know each
other, and each other's culture. We live our life as we wish. We
are a happy family, nature and travel lovers, and an Indian-Czech
family. People say we are brave and courageous, the truth is we
are just following our dreams. Our home is in Nove Hamry, a small
village in the Karlovy Vary District. We don't smoke and we
kindly request volunteers to respect the nature around here and
not to smoke. Our house has 15 rooms and three big halls, and one
big hall we are planning to make into a restaurant - pay as you
wish, with free tea for the travelers passing by. Another hall
will be used for meditation and another hall will be for yoga. We
are working on reconstruction for five to six hours a day/five
days a week. Besides that, we can all prepare food (breakfast,
lunch, and dinner), clean the dishes, and play with our young
children. Some evenings we can play games, music, apply henna,
bring wood from the forest and prepare a fire, have interesting
talks, etc. On the day off, we all can be cooking together and
going out for a picnic, and enjoy the day. Summer is a good time
for biking and walking, and this area is good for skiing in the
winter. The minimum stay is two weeks, and we need some help in
our reconstruction, babysitting our daughters, cleaning and
farming in the spring and summer. We will provide rooms with
mattresses for volunteers and free food. For more information,
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN COOK/HOUSEKEEPER needed in North East Hampshire. Our
client is looking for an accomplished Cook and Housekeeper to
join their existing team. Your cooking duties will be employed
preparing family meals and entertaining so you must be able to
cater for dinner parties. You should be energetic, flexible, show
initiative, have a good team spirit and be capable of helping to
make sure the house runs smoothly with the help of a part-time
cleaner. A UK driver's license is essential (a pool car will be
provided for 'business' use). You must be a dog lover. This is a
live-in position for a friendly, country family which includes
weekend work. An integral flat will be provided as accommodation,
along with a salary between £28,000 - £30,000 per
year. Please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPING/GARDENING COUPLE needed for a
Somerset property. Will be running and expanding a large house
rental, which is a new business. This is a partially renovated
property, with work on-going. This diverse role requires a
flexible, hands-on approach, willingness to muck-in, some weekend
and evening work. Stunning Exmoor location, with a sea view.
Responsibilities: ensure quality customer experience, 'meet and
greet', respond to enquiries, and maintain the five acres, mostly
lawn, supervise cleaning contractors and basic maintenance.
Requirements: similar experience preferred, not essential,
excellent organizational abilities, good communication skills,
smart appearance, eye for detail, excellent cleaning skills,
computer literacy and full driving license. A two bedroom flat is
available. Salary is negotiable. Please send your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FLORIDA

LONG-TERM CARETAKING COUPLE needed in northwest Florida for the
Pioneer Museum. Must have maintenance and people skills. Housing
furnished. No smoking, no pets. Please send your resume with
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN, FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed in Sebring, FL. Caretaker
needed for an older gentleman. Driver's license required. This is
a live-in position. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IMMEDIATE OPENING for a property caretaker/handyman. This is a
long-term employment opportunity. This position would be great
for a retired husband/wife team on a 24-acre estate in Yulee, FL.
Duties will include mowing the grass, light maintenance, painting
and be willing to do whatever is required on the property. Must
have a valid Florida driver's license and a clean motor vehicle
record, and pass a background check. Live in the home on the
property. EEOC and drug free. Random drug testing will be done.
Please submit your job history and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN PROFESSIONAL HOUSEKEEPER/Family Assistant needed in the
Miami area. A professional couple with three children living on
Fisher Island, FL needs additional help. Other staff includes
nannies. Duties will include overseeing that the details of the
home and needs of the family are met in a timely and organized
way, cleaning residence to a high standard, laundry, assisting
with cooking, some involvement with the children, oversight of
vendors, and various errands. The ideal person will have good
energy, be neat, organized, on time, polite and loves working
with children. The candidate should be career oriented in
domestic private service. Must have experience in a private home.
Will need 3+ years of relevant experience of paid private home
professional housekeeping experience and have the ability to
maintain confidentiality of the household and owners' affairs,
and be courteous, discreet, honest and a responsible character.
Must have good communication skills verbal and written, be
computer savvy, be well groomed, non-drug user, physically able
to perform the duties of the position and willing to take a
pre-commencement physical, be English speaking, be able to sign
and adhere to confidentiality agreement, be of good background,
legal to work in the USA and willing to submit to pre-employment
background, security and medical check as requested, and be a
non-smoker. The Housekeeper/Family Assistant will generally be on
duty Monday through Friday, with an occasional Friday or Saturday
night. A flexible professional private service attitude that puts
the employer's needs at a premium is expected and highly valued.
The tone and tenor of the relationship will be mutual respect.
Accommodations will be a private room with en suite bathroom,
with your own separate access. Hourly compensation provided with
health insurance after a trial period. To apply, please email
your resume to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include "Fisher
Island Position" in the Subject Line for forwarding purposes.

HOUSECLEANER/COOK needed for a diabetic senior couple who live in
Sanibel Island, FL in the winter time and Piely Island (Lake
Erie) in the summer time. Hours are 9am to 5pm weekdays. This is
a wonderful couple who need your help. Responsibilities will
include housecleaning, caring for a small sweet dog, laundry,
ironing, preparing some meals, etc. They are very private people
who like to keep to themselves. So no "Chatty-Cathy's" please.
Please send your resume, photo, and copy of driver's license to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No phones calls please. Private living
accommodations are provided.

FRANCE

DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in Paris. A foreign ultra-high net worth
couple is looking for a domestic couple to take care of their
flat in Paris. The flat has approximately 875 m2, and is located
in the 1st district of Paris. The flat is under 24 hour
surveillance, and there is also a housekeeper who looks after the
property throughout the year. The owners visit the flat several
times a month and spend approximately four to seven days in a
row. The domestic couple will serve the employers and will be in
charge of the overall maintenance and management of the
apartment. The couple will have to be flexible and work at the
property on the weekends. The position is live-out but a flat may
be provided for the break times. A uniform will be provided. This
position requires experience working for private families as a
domestic couple, speaking both English and French, being
excellent at multitasking, being flexible and discreet. The
duties and responsibilities will include: managing the flat,
general maintenance of the flat (parquet, windows, furniture),
shopping for groceries and household items, shopping for the
employers, managing subcontractors, reporting on the expenses and
affairs to the family office, table setting and table service,
making windows and cleaning bedrooms, laundry and ironing, some
cooking if required, looking after the balconies, and cleaning
silver and valuable items. The schedule will be Monday to Friday
when the employers are absent, and being flexible when the
employers are at the property. The salary will be 6,200 euros
gross per month for the couple. The Contract Duration
Indeterminée will have a probationary period of one month.
To apply, please complete the application at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TRAINEE ESTATE JUNIOR needed for an English private residence in
France. No experience necessary. This is a brilliant opportunity
to learn the many aspects of Estate work from the grounds, to the
house, to horse husbandry, and care of a small number of sheep
and chickens. This will be a busy, varied role. Applicants must
have a good sense of humor and like animals. New shared barn
conversion provided, with its own bathroom. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GREECE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED from May to October in Apollon (Apollonas), a
small fishing village in the northeast area of Naxos Island, 36
km from Naxos Town. I am going to need a one or two female
volunteers to help with the breakfast room, the room service, or
for waitressing at the bar (July - August). I need help four to
five hours per day, and the volunteer will get a shared room with
another woman and three meals per day. October is very quiet here
but still nice and we can even go hiking together (with the
costumers that we have)! Our hotel is a small to medium
accommodation unit that has a cafe-bar. Normally high season in
Apollon village is in August. The rest of the time is really very
lazy. The Hotel is run by my brother and the bar by me. My mother
also lives in the hotel. You can find more information via my
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

CARETAKER NEEDED on the Big Island of Hawaii. 4-hours/day work
exchange program available. Must be enthusiastic about rustic
jungle life, experienced with off-grid living and solar
equipment. There is no phone/electricity, no pay, but fun, and
surfing! Seeking peaceful, hard-working, cooperative, spiritual
minded, vegetarians, no drinkers/smokers/drugs. For more info,
please email your information to caretakergazette@gmail.com and
include "Big Island Caretaker Position" in the Subject Line for
forwarding purposes.

IDAHO

PERMANENT CARETAKERS wanted for a private estate in North Idaho.
My husband and I are looking for a year-round, energetic,
caretaking couple to live and work on our estate in Sandpoint,
ID.  Please learn more by going to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then
click on our Apply bottom on our website. Thanks.

MANAGE A CHARMING MOTEL in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. We are
looking for a professional outgoing team with maintenance
experience. We provide residence, salary, and bonuses. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from 8:30am - 5:30pm or email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KENTUCKY

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER needed for a down-to-earth doctor's family in
Covington, KY. They have two girls (7 and 10) and three dogs. A
private apartment will be provided, and you can have an older
child, husband or pet with you. This is a non-smoking household.
They are seeking someone who enjoys children and also likes
housecleaning. Someone who can pay attention to details, be
prompt, and patient with children and kind. They need a person
who enjoys dogs. Responsibilities also include laundry and
cooking dinner three to four days a week. They want someone who
will feel as this is their home also. Please send resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls, please.

LOUISIANA

PERMANENT CARETAKERS needed. Seeking a responsible, hard-working
couple with no children (pets are OK) to care for Club property,
perform housekeeping, security, and grounds maintenance duties
and prepare meals (dinner and breakfast) for Club Members and
guests Tuesdays through Sunday mornings. Successful applicants
must have good hospitality skills and take pride in the work they
do. This is a great opportunity and lifestyle for the right
couple. Free housing with paid utilities. Two bedroom, one bath
apartment with living room, large kitchen and private screened
porch provided. The caretaker will be paid a monthly fee for the
performance of caretaker duties. The caretaker will also receive
payment and gratuities from members for guest fees, sale of ice,
and meals and reimbursement of Club related expenses. The
caretaker will be engaged as independent contractors and as such
have the opportunity to conduct other income producing activities
such as fishing, shrimping, crabbing, services for members, etc.
so long as those activities do not interfere with the caretaker
duties. Drug, polygraph and background screening will be
required. All references will be checked. For more details and to
apply, please visit: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

RV HOST needed for the summer. The town of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is looking for a qualified RV couple with good people skills to
manage the town owned public beach for the 2017 summer season. It
will provide to the caretakers a RV site with water, electricity,
septic and compensation. Responsibilities will include overseeing
several part-time employees, maintaining the property as needed,
enforcing the rules and maintaining our family-friendly
atmosphere. Our season runs one week before Memorial Day to one
week following Labor Day. You may view pictures of the area by
visiting our Facebook page at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or searching
for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on Facebook. Please contact us via our
Facebook page for a more complete job description and
requirements. Compensation includes the value of the RV site plus
a $4,000 stipend for the Labor Day to Memorial Day period plus
two weeks.

APARTMENT/CAT-SITTER NEEDED. Two friendly cats need a companion
for the month of February in Camden, Maine. My apartment is on
the harbor, downtown, with great views from deck. Off-street
parking and Wi-Fi available - a perfect, small, warm apartment
for a single, non-smoker. Five minutes to skiing, skating,
hiking, and snow-shoeing; walk to restaurants/pubs. Please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Millinocket, Maine is looking for a
live-in Innkeeper, preferably a couple, to run the B&B for the
2017 season (June 1 to October 31). Duties include: inspection of
guest rooms, public areas, and grounds for cleanliness and
appearance; cleaning and turning over of all rooms, and general
cleaning of all common areas in the house; grounds maintenance
and lawn care; greeting and registering guests; answering
inquiries pertaining to inn policies and services. Collecting
payments and recording data pertaining to funds and expenditures
for all operations. Managing and maintaining kitchen inventory.
Cooking breakfasts for all guests and managing dietary requests.
Organizing and making reservations. Handling any emergencies with
guests and property maintenance. Answering all emails for the
business and handling telephone inquiries. If you are interested
in this opportunity, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Georgetown, Maine are seeking 2017 season
caretakers from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The primary duties
include: maintaining grounds and equipment, and providing tours
and hosting overnight guests. Must apply as a pair as it is a two
person job. Families are encouraged. For more information, please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND

GORGEOUS COUNTRY ESTATE, close to DC and Virginia, seeks live-in
innkeeper(s). Upscale property with six suites - hosts weddings
and events. Responsibilities include receiving guests, assisting
wedding parties, housekeeping, shopping, light landscaping and
maintenance, and breakfast preparation. This is an ideal job for
a single person or couple. Transportation required.
Culinary/hospitality/event or gardening interests a plus - not
requirement. Base pay plus incentive. Please send your resume or
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted in exchange for free rent in Rockville,
starting immediately. Retired couple looking for freedom to come
and go and do some light traveling without the worry of our house
or our beautiful dog. Looking for a responsible, mature
couple/person to live in our separate four bedroom house with its
own swimming pool, fireplace, deck and fenced yard. This house is
located adjacent to our own house and is accessed through a fence
between the two properties. The primary focus of this caretaker
position would be to hang out with our dog, and other assorted
responsibilities related to the care of our home. We are very
flexible and are looking for the same. A long term relationship
is desired. Driver's license, car, outside income required. Must
pass a background check. Must be motivated to care for our house
and dog as if your own! Please email your qualifications and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

CARETAKER, HANDYMAN, GARDENER, personal assistant needed for a
beautiful 10 acre estate property, with a pool and pond, in
Sturbridge. Located within one hour of Boston, Providence, and
Hartford, and two hours from New York City. Handyman skills are
essential, including light plumbing, electrical, painting, etc.
Other jobs include personal assistant, winter snow cleaning,
greeting guests, computer internet/office work, errands,
chauffeuring, light cooking and housecleaning. Must have a smart
phone, laptop and auto. Need reliability, integrity, easy going
nature, good communicator, be a nonsmoker and nondrinker and be
organized, clean and neat. Housing and salary offered. Please
email a letter explaining all of your skills especially type of
handyman and landscape/gardener skills, resume, picture, contact
phone and email, along with your explanation on why you would be
the best candidate for this position to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A HISTORIC BED AND BREAKFAST on Nantucket is seeking an Innkeeper
to manage an established 13 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, preparing and serving freshly baked desserts each
afternoon, 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. Full-time, January - December.
Compensation includes an apartment (a beautiful bedroom, sitting
room, private bath, laundry and kitchen), base salary and
performance bonus, vacation and sick time, breakfast, parking,
internet, telephone. The Innkeeper reports to active owners.
Please email your resume, references and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

SEEKING CARETAKER(S) for an off-grid ranch, a short walk from a
spectacular, unspoiled beach on the pacific coast of Mexico.
Rustic but comfortable house provided. Incredible views,
swimming, fishing, etc. Welcoming, rural, Mexican community plus
travelers. Housing, internet and food stipend in exchange for 3-4
hours per day maintenance, animal care and yard work. Late July -
early October. Candidate(s) must have intermediate or higher
Spanish, be very comfortable in nature, and be interested in
exploring a sustainable, off-grid lifestyle. Experience with life
in Latin America, farm animals, solar electric, fencing, water
systems, carpentry, all a plus. Longer term situation also
possible. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS WANTED to manage three Airbnb apartments in the
beautiful European style UNESCO city of Guanajuato, located 35
minutes by taxi to the Leon Airport. Work 20 hours a week in
exchange for a beautiful apartment with no rent or utilities to
pay. For more information, please check out XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
There are 100 steps down to my apartments, but a cable car takes
you up. Two month minimum stay. Duties include checking guests
in, cleaning apartments, taking bookings shopping and
maintenance. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Finding Peace and Beauty in a Caretaker Position in Tuscany
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Nature, Satoyama, travel, exploring, walks, natural
medicine, animals, wine, food, cultures, history, and learning.
Quote: "Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home" -
Matsuo Basho

Linda Allen at the Villa

	La Bella Italia. I've always loved to travel, ever since I took
my first trip back in the 1970's to Europe on Eurail passes with
girlfriends. I lived in Mexico for five years and France for two,
as an ESL teacher, my first career. I feel awake, aware and
living in the moment, whenever I travel. I generally travel for
conferences, to visit friends, or just explore. So when a friend
of mine told me about The Caretaker Gazette, it opened up a whole
new world of possibilities, where I could live in a region,
rent-free in exchange for caring for a home, villa, pets, a
winery, or whatever.
	As I am looking for a new chapter in my life, more global
living, using my lifetime of skills and talents, and am available
to travel any time of the year, I began diligently reading The
Caretaker Gazette. I even called the publisher Gary a few times,
just to get the feel of how to go about this. I got two good
friends to write me character references, so I had those handy
and ready. Low and behold I saw the ad for a caretaker/guardian
in a villa in Tuscany. I immediately emailed and told them of my
background, interest, etc. I speak basic Italian and wanted to
improve it by living in the country and studying at the same
time. I was also seeking to live in a quieter, less hectic place.
I got a positive reply from Agostino, the owner, and was asked to
choose what three months I wanted to be there. For U.S. citizens
we can only legally be in Europe, the Schengen area of 27
countries, for three months a year. I chose May, June, and July
of this past year.
	So that's how it all began. I know how to travel light so I was
ready to leave for Paris with one carry-on and a backpack. I took
a train to Rome and then to Pisa and kept in touch with the Villa
owner Agostino via email. The Villa di Corliano is a 15th century
villa on a Roman road between Pisa and Lucca, in the region known
as San Guilano di Terme. Agostino was at the train station to
meet me in Pisa and take me to the villa. My position agreed upon
was to be a guardian/caretaker and stay in the Villa every night
by midnight and do two hours of light gardening clean up in
exchange for the free rent. The Villa was originally a music
academy and has been converted to a B&B inside. I stayed in the
official guardian's room at the top of a spiral staircase and was
there in case of emergencies, or if a guest forgot the door code,
needed a cab, etc. or someone needed something.
	The Villa and park on the grounds are of exceptional beauty,
full of famous trees, animals, and history. My specific job was
to keep tidy and clean the grounds immediately surrounding the
Villa, trim the roses, rake a few leaves, etc. for there are 2-3
other full-time gardeners. On Corliano there's an old frantoia
(olive mill) - (the Villa won awards for its world class olive
oil back in the 1800's) a koffeehaus (where coffee was roasted),
and a separate building that's been turned into a very well-known
restaurant with all local Tuscan specialties. I had a small room
with a bed, kitchenette, bathroom, TV, Wi-Fi, all overlooking the
entrance to the Villa. There are grocery stores nearby so
Agostino took me to do my first big shopping for the basics
(olive oil, cheese, produce).
	On a typical day I would be up early, have a light breakfast in
my room, then walk down to the gardens. The mornings were always
spectacularly beautiful with the birds and magnificent trees (my
favorite was one that was planted by Napoleon's Army). I would
trim and clean and enjoy the fresh air and peacefulness of the
surroundings. Mid-morning, I might buy an espresso at the bar in
the B&B or, if it was a market day, catch the bus in front of the
Villa and go into Pisa about 10 minutes away, have breakfast in
the market, and shop and enjoy the activities. I would also go to
nearby Lucca, a charming walled, medieval town. I invited my
friends from Rome for a visit so we travelled by car around
Tuscany. I studied Italian daily and practiced with the staff and
got better and better as time went by.
	Of course, there are many more stories about the Villa, its
history, and life in Tuscany. Needless to say the food and wine
are delicious and the people very hospitable. I want to encourage
anyone reading this to explore the multitude of ads in The
Caretaker Gazette and go for it! There are many wonderful
experiences to be had. Take the first step. If it's your first
time, then maybe choose one in the U.S. until you get comfortable
with living away from home for a few months at a time.
I'm invited back to Corliano anytime and I am also ready to be in
another villa, winery, estate, B&B - wherever there are good
people, animals, birds, gardens. I chose Italy this past year to
improve my Italian and I am proud to say that I made great
strides. I already speak fluent Spanish and French so I could
easily work in any countries where those languages are used. I am
so glad my friend told me about The Caretaker Gazette. I hope you
too find your extraordinary experiences and piece of paradise. I
am grateful every day...and my glass is always half full.

Villa di Corliano, Italy

MICHIGAN

HORSE FARM CARETAKER needed in the Holland, MI area. We are
seeking an individual to live on the premises and assist in
managing a small horse breeding program. Feeding and stall
cleaning with some knowledge of horse husbandry desirable, along
with seasonal yard and lawn maintenance. All accommodations
provided, plus allowance. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after 6 pm. Thanks.

FULL-TIME SMALL FARM CARETAKER needed in Oxford, MI. A studio
apartment is available above the barn for a live-in caretaker,
plus $200 per week. The caretaker will need to take care of the
animals: chickens, horses, alpaca, etc. Handyman skills
essential! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER WANTED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (north of the City of
Madison Lake, off County Road 187). A position is available with
the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for a couple or individual to serve in
the capacity of resident caretaker(s) at Duck Lake Park. The
position involves overseeing park operations, along with cleaning
of park facilities, and mowing during the summer months. To
qualify for this position a person must possess good public
relation skills, record keeping skills, and have the ability to
operate a riding mower and power trimmer. In compensation for
these duties, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will provide year-round
housing, electricity, and telephone for the caretaker(s). This
position will require a six-month commitment from May through
October. If interested, please apply in person at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm
on Friday, March 10, 2017. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
religion, age and handicapped status in employment or the
provision of services.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. This is a unique opportunity with a
prominent family on Lake Minnetonka for estate gardening, some
house cleaning and cooking, and other shared duties with a larger
staff. Separate lakeshore home provided with competitive salary
and benefits. Non-smokers only. References required. Please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MONTANA

FREE room/limited board for a couple/single exchanged for
part-time work on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for three to five months.
Includes helping hosts with meal preparation/guest care while
supervising two to four volunteers doing the gardening, cleaning,
etc. Must be environmentally oriented, love the wild, animals,
and not be afraid of hard work. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VISITOR CENTER RV VOLUNTEERS needed from May 1 through October
27, 2017. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for one volunteer or a
volunteer couple (with your own RV) to work at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Fort Peck, MT. Duties will include
visitor center staffing, assisting at the front desk, and help
with tour groups and programs.  You will also need to do park and
trail maintenance, perform some landscaping and light maintenance
work, safety and maintenance inspections. One RV campsite with
full hookups will be available. Please apply here:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

WE NEED A RANCH CARETAKER to keep watch over various aspects of
our ranch (fuel, hay and feed areas, etc.). Our ranch is located
in northwestern Nevada. We are looking for someone with past
ranch experience. It would be OK if you are currently retired
from past ranch work or ranch caretaker work. Must be able to
pass a background check and drug test. Pay depends upon
experience. Room and board provided. Please include the date you
would be available to start. Please send your resume or job
history, with work references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

NEW JERSEY

INNKEEPER(S) NEEDED in Avon by the Sea, NJ. This is a live-in
only position. We are looking for a Marketing Intern. Web or
computer or Social Media savvy required. A well-groomed person
can also help with guest services, very part-time. Would be your
second job or perfect for a retired couple or soon to be retired
person. It would be perfect if you also have a home based
business. If you want to do more hotel or innkeeper duties there
are many optional jobs here, such as a cook, housekeeping, etc.
that are available. This is more of a place to live than a job at
least to begin with. A very modest room is provided to start
with, with the ability to improve living quarters provided. But
at least your rent, utilities, cable and Internet are paid for.
To apply, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/MANAGER NEEDED at a Private Lake Club. We have an
immediate opening for a self-motivated, hardworking property
manager/caretaker of a unique lake club located in Northern New
Jersey. This is a full-time, year round position involving
property management responsibilities unique to each of the four
seasons. The ability and desire to work outdoors is a must. Basic
carpentry, plumbing and mechanical skills are essential. Duties
include property security, maintenance of grounds, landscaping,
beach, docks and buildings; hiring and supervision of summer
staff; working closely with the Board of Governors to develop the
yearly budget and facility maintenance/capital improvement
objectives. Compensation includes a house, utilities, benefit
package, and salary. The successful candidate will have 5 to 10
years of relevant experience. Camp/lake operations and direct
supervisory experience preferred. Experience working with and
supervising young adults is a plus. Please send your resume,
including references, to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The closing date
for applications is February 17, 2017.

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small ranch in the southwestern New Mexico
Mountains, duration to be negotiated. Handyperson and Housekeeper
couple would be ideal. Livestock, pets, landscaping, fencing,
maintenance and small repairs. Private house in a beautiful
secluded valley, plus salary, provided. No smoking, drugs or
problem drinking. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER WANTED. Located near Silver City, NM. Caretaker needed
for a remote ranch. Live off the grid, surrounded by Forest and
BLM land. Duties include maintaining livestock water, electric
fence, corral gates and feeding the livestock guardian dogs.
Large RV with all utilities furnished. Approximately 10 hours of
work per week. For more information please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH MANAGER needed in northeastern New Mexico. We are seeking
an experienced manager for a stable, long-term working cow/calf
operation. General labor including cowboy, fencing, windmill,
irrigation and facility/vehicle maintenance is required.
Excellent facilities and country. Good references and drug
testing required. Fifty miles to town, and the manager is
expected to be on the ranch and not in town. Owner is involved,
not absentee. Housing, insurance and vehicle provided. Please
send your qualifications to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OWNERS SEEKING A RESPONSIBLE WORKING COUPLE for their ranch in
Arabela, New Mexico, located near the Lincoln National Forest.
Foreman duties include but are not limited to, checking and
filling feeders, maintaining and upkeep of multiple houses
located on the property, tractor work, mowing, fence and road
maintenance. Will also check waterlines and troughs and repair as
needed, along with pond maintenance, brush trimming and clearing.
The caretaker will be responsible for house cleaning, washing
towels, sheets, etc., and keeping houses stocked and ready for
guests. Previous ranching experience required along with
medium-level handyman skills. On-site housing and utilities
furnished. Salary dependent upon experience. Pre-hire drug
testing and background checks will be performed prior to an offer
of employment. Please respond in writing to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER/MANAGER WANTED for a large ranch. An experienced
hospitality and property manager is needed for a high mountain
ranch near Eagle Nest, NM. The ideal candidate will have
experience in property management, hospitality, and general
maintenance. The ranch is 140+ acres with a large rental cabin
that regularly has guests. This can be a full-time or part-time
position, hours and working arrangement are very flexible. We are
looking for someone to maintain a residence on the property. This
would be ideal for a couple or young family - horses and dogs OK.
The essential duties and responsibilities: maintain security of
property and equipment, keep track of needed repairs/maintenance
items, perform regular maintenance on equipment (tractors,
snowmobiles, etc.), hire and oversee any vendors for projects,
minor repairs as needed - screens, doors, light bulbs plumbing,
fixtures etc., mowing, weed eating, oversee improvement of
facilities and land, and receive VRBO clients and insure
successful guest check-in and check-out. References and a
background check required. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to
apply.

NEW YORK

BUSINESS AND HOUSING OPPORTUNITY available. Hairdresser/Barber to
serve clientele from July 16th through August 13th of 2017. Also
live in and care for house in Marion, New York with two dogs and
a possible other roommate. Split gross income 50/50. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WAYNE COUNTY, Upstate, NY.  Seeking an experienced farm hand who
can manage and operate a 70 acre fruit/veggie farm.  Drive a
tractor, truck, spray,   prune, mow, and fix equipment. Live on
premises.  Non-smoking.  CDL a plus.  Please email your resume
and salary desired to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A FULL-TIME, EXPERIENCED, caretaker/maintenance person
for a beautiful 325-acre, 20-building Buddhist Retreat Center in
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The Caretaker carries out on-call duties of
the facilities department and maintenance of the property to
ensure all emergency calls from guest and employees are handled
promptly and thoroughly, and can fix any common household
problem. Applicants must be adept in skills such as carpentry,
basic plumbing and electric, operating machinery. Knowledge of
heating systems, finish work, and snow-plowing experience a plus.
This position is full-time, year-round and can be labor-intensive
at times. Annual salary plus $200/month voucher towards Obamacare
group policy provided. Modest on-site housing possible for the
right candidate. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a cover
letter, resume and references.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I need someone to stay in my Brooklyn condo
with my cat for about three months, starting March 15. The condo
is quite large, over 1,900 square feet. There are three bedrooms;
the master bedroom has a large bath on the main floor. Two other
nice bedrooms are upstairs with a full bath. I have hardwood
floors on the first level. I live just steps away from the subway
and there is easy access to shopping right down my street. You
can live here rent-free, I will take care of all the utility
bills, but I cannot afford to offer any compensation. If you are
an interested cat-lover, please email me a message on why you
would be interested in staying here and taking care of my cat
while I'm gone, along with your references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a seasonal Adirondack home on
Raquette Lake. There are two boat-access camps: the main camp
consists of four buildings on ten acres; and your camp is a 1,600
sq. ft. restored boathouse with two bedroom, 11/2 baths. Both
require regular maintenance of buildings, grounds, and boats for
retired owners who seek help keeping up with the daily care. The
ideal couple is retired, seeking summer work in the Adirondacks,
will have own boat, but a boat can be furnished. Season is from
May 1 to October 1 with negotiable salary and opportunities for
additional work around the lake.  Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME INNKEEPER needed for a nine room B&B in Fishkill, NY.
The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, set on 4.5 acres, with on-site pool,
barns, greenhouse and gym. This home has ties to the
Revolutionary War located in the Historic Hudson Valley, 60 miles
north of New York City. Seeking an experienced couple or single
capable of operating and growing this amazing property.
Responsibilities include preparing breakfast, concierge,
overseeing housekeeping, phone and emails, reservations, check in
and out and creating a memorable guest experience. Must be
hardworking, energetic, reliable, non-smoking and computer
literate. Compensation will be based on experience, on site
apartment, meals and transportation. Health insurance and
retirement benefits available. Please visit our web site at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to view this beautiful B&B. Please send your
resume, letter of intent, copy of current driver's license, and
photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in upstate New York is looking for a
host-caretaker couple with their own RV for the town park for the
summer of 2017 camping season in exchange for an RV campsite with
hookups. Besides being present to welcome park users,
responsibilities will include: simple daily water testing, lawn
mowing as needed, upkeep of restrooms, and required
record-keeping. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a very pretty,
seven-acre, established park and 20+ site campground, full of
mature trees and open spaces, owned and operated by the local
municipality of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The main characteristic
we are looking for in our caretaker couple is a friendly face to
welcome patrons to the park and help us to continue the park's
development. Our 2017 season runs from May 1st through September
30th. For more info, please call the campground at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW ZEALAND

FULL-TIME, ON SITE Caretaker/Property Coordinator needed for the
Greyhounds As Pets Adoption Programme Trust (GAP). We require a
suitably qualified on site coordinator to look after our 27 acre
rehoming facility situated on State Highway 1, Levin. Duties
include caretaking, property maintenance including lawn mowing,
gardening and security. This role also assists the GAP rehoming
manager in transporting dogs to the Veterinary clinic and the
Inter Island Ferry as required. A two bedroom unfurnished house
is provided on the property as part of the remuneration package.
New Zealand applicants need to be physically fit, have handy
maintenance skills, be able to use two ride-on mowers and be
prepared to assist with stand-in dog handling assistance if
required. An affinity with animal welfare is also essential. The
successful applicant reports to the GAP Rehoming Manager. NZ
residents, please send your application to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW CLEANER to join our team here at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Dunedin ASAP. We are a small, friendly,
international team, and you will assist us with our general
housekeeping duties. Ideally, we would like someone who is able
to stay a minimum of three weeks, preferably more. Experience is
not necessary but an advantage. You will need to work three hours
per day (from 10am - 1pm), six days a week. In return we offer
accommodation in a four bedroom unit, free laundry, and free and
unlimited internet. You do need to have a valid Work Visa
(working holiday), IRD number and NZ bank account. If this
position sounds like you, please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to have a chat. Looking forward to hearing from you.

NICARAGUA

GUEST RANCH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY for a couple available now.
Get out from behind that desk and get in the saddle. Do you have
what it takes to be a hands-on working couple at an off-the-grid
cowboy-style guest ranch in the tropics? If so, we want to hear
from you. We are looking for candidates to begin as early as
mid-February. We are an intimate solar powered guest ranch
offering guided horseback tours with four rooms for overnight
guests. Be sure to check out our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to acquaint yourself with the ranch. What we are looking for in a
couple: one of you must be a very experienced rider with a good
knowledge of western riding (and be able to provide riding
lessons to beginners). The experienced horse person should also
have basic knowledge of horse healthcare and be as well-skilled
in horsemanship (on the ground horse work) as they are in the
saddle. The other should have some experience or be willing to
learn fast. You both have experience in hospitality and enjoy
hosting international guests. You love people and would enjoy the
role of ranch host. One of you must love the kitchen and cooking
up meals for up to 15 people ~ with knowledge of menu planning
and costing. You will be responsible for prepping and hosting
nightly dinners. You both can drive a 'manual shift' vehicle.
General responsibilities including daily errands to town and
pick-up and delivery of guests. Candidate(s) should have
intermediate or higher level of Spanish, be very comfortable in
nature, and be interested in exploring a sustainable, off-grid
lifestyle. You are well traveled and comfortable living in a
foreign culture. Ideally this is not your first time to Central
America. You enjoy photography and are willing to photograph our
tours and do post editing of the images. The ranch is located 20
minutes from the surf beach town of San Juan del Sur. The couple
will be required to lead horseback rides and host guests at the
ranch in addition to some administration work. Hours are by no
means fixed. Housing accommodation, laundry service, cell phone,
and access to transport are included as well as a basic stipend
after completion of training. This is a great opportunity for a
couple who is interested in gaining valuable experience in
ecotourism and like the idea of living abroad in Nicaragua. If
you are interested in this position please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and attach your resume(s) and a current
photo. We will contact suitable candidates for a skype
interview.

OHIO

ESTATE HOUSEKEEPER needed. Some cooking required. They have a
beautiful 20,000 sq. ft. home (all on one floor) that you will
help care for along with three other employees. They are seeking
one of the best. This is a beautiful estate in Delaware, Ohio.
Most of their employees have been with them over 15 years and
this is a newly created position. Besides working for a really
nice employer and an exciting family they will be providing you
with paid vacation, 401K, insurance and a great salary. This is a
live-out position. Please send your resume, photo, and copy of
driver's license to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls, please.

A DAYTON, OHIO FAMILY needs a housekeeper for their beautiful
home. The ideal employee is hardworking, honest, consistent and
flexible. Duties and hours can change based on demands of the
day. We are looking for someone who will be willing to stay
long-term. The principals of the home are business owners (of
several businesses), and philanthropists. They travel often, and
have a second home in Florida which at times could require the
staff to come along. The main expectations of this role are all
aspects of cleaning and maintaining cleanliness and organization
of the home, as well as laundry. Helping when entertaining, in
terms of serving food or beverages, cleaning up after meals, etc.
is also a plus. The employee must be presentable and professional
at all times. Must have good English-speaking ability and a valid
driver's license. The housekeeper may be expected to go on simple
errands and a vehicle would be available for their use in that
case. Must be respectful and professional in demeanor.  Please
send your resume, photo, and copy of your driver's license to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls, please.

ESTATE HEAD HOUSEKEEPER needed. A senior couple in Beavercreek,
OH needs a Housekeeper for their beautiful home. The right
candidate will have at least two years' experience working in a
private home of wealth. Responsibilities for this position
include housecleaning, laundry, setting up for occasional dinner
parties and cleaning up after, maintaining relationships with all
maintenance personnel (the house is 100 years old and requires a
great deal of upkeep), and running errands. The right candidate
for this position will be smart, self-starting, and perceptive
(in other words, if there's a problem, you're the kind of person
who will fix it rather than wait for your employer to tell you to
do it!); presentable; and friendly. Hours are Monday through
Friday. Salary commensurate with skills and experience and
includes two weeks' vacation, paid insurance and utilities, and a
rent-free beautifully-furnished home in a lovely neighborhood.
Please send your resume, photo, and copy of your driver's license
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls, please.

OKLAHOMA 

CARETAKER POSITION available from the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on
Monkey Island, a peninsula on the northern shore of Grand Lake o'
the Cherokees, located eight miles southwest of Grove, Oklahoma.
We are seeking to fill the caretaker position for managing its
property on Grand Lake. Onsite home provided. Duties will consist
of overseeing members' homes, grounds, docks, security, pool and
landscaping with light computer skills. Applicants with resume
and referrals should reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

CAVE JUNCTION, OREGON. PART-TIME CARETAKER needed. Starting May
to November. Must like cats, equines, dogs. I go camping allot.
Covered RV site with full hookups provided. Well behaved pets are
okay. No Pot/drug users. References required. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE'RE LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM, LIVE-IN HOUSESITTER to watch over
our house and our three dogs in our large four bedroom home in
Portland, Oregon. We need the housesitter (single or a couple,
but no children please) to start on June 1 and stay at least six
months while we are out of the country. We have a lovely home in
the Alameda Ridge area. We will leave detailed instructions for
the care of our three dogs. This is a great opportunity for an
individual or couple, who are responsible, trustworthy, email
communicators with us as we travel, and dog lovers. Please send
an email about yourself along with references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAMP CARETAKER needed. This is a seasonal position, full-time,
salaried position, running from mid-May through the camp closure,
usually around the end of September. This would be an ideal
situation for a couple as we have only one cabin available for
living quarters although we can arrange additional living
quarters. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX caretaker job responsibilities
will include maintenance of camp grounds which involves mowing,
weed-eating, moving rotating sprinklers, raking. Maintenance of
buildings which involves sweeping, mopping, trash removal,
general repair, keeping supplies stocked in bathhouses. After
each meal, assist in the kitchen with dish washing. Be available
to assist with receiving inventory and heavy lifting as needed.
We are a friendly and easy-going group and we work at the camp
because it is fun, and we want to be here. For more information
about the Camp, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and click on our "About Us" page. The camp complement consists of
three full-time positions, the Host/Caretaker, the cook, and the
assistant. The Host/Caretaker and assistant assist the cook in
the kitchen. We have one to two additional people helping out in
the kitchen during larger camps. We are an equal opportunity
employer. To apply please send an email expressing your interest
and outlining your experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. These
positions are open until filled so call immediately if you are
interested.  

PANAMA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the cloud forest
in the Fortuna Forest Reserve. This is a very unique ecolodge in
a cloud forest park. We offer several opportunities to
volunteers. We are "Our Pick" in the Lonely Planet guide book and
have 4.5 stars on the TripAdvisor website. Google us and you will
find lots of information about visiting or volunteering with us
in Panama. We are located strategically on the main road that
links both oceans in a cloud forest park called Fortuna. We are
looking for a volunteer to work with guests, check-ins,
check-outs, giving information about tours, organizing events. We
are also looking for an Assistant Manager. Volunteers will
experience the following: being involved with developing the
projects, seeing jungle wildlife every day, playing with the
kinkajou, hiking, swimming in the river, meeting the locals,
practicing Spanish, living in a cloud forest, enjoying the
comforts of the hostel, meeting tourists, working with an organic
coffee farm, and using your creativity. To learn more and apply,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PENNSYLVANIA

A PHILADELPHIA FAMILY needs a live-in couple for their large,
beautiful home. This family, without pets, needs a couple with at
least five years' experience and/or professional training for the
care of a private home of wealth. They would like a couple with
good common sense and a strong service attitude. The right
candidates will be self-motivated, friendly yet professional,
flexible, and detail-oriented. Responsibilities include
housecleaning, organization, laundry/ironing, grounds keeping and
maintenance, vehicle care, handyman work, occasional backup
childcare, and anything else necessary to ensure quality care of
their home and family. If you are seeking a loving family to be a
part of and the satisfaction of running and caring for an
efficient household, this is the perfect opportunity for you! The
salary will be up to $100,000 as commensurate with skills and
experience, and includes a private apartment. Please send your
resume, photo, and copy of driver's license to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls, please.

COUPLE NEEDED for a caretaker/housekeeper/cook position for a
private hunting club. A family oriented hunting and fishing club
in Northeastern PA (Pocono Mountains) is seeking happy,
responsible, energetic, married couple for full-time, year-round,
live-in caretaker/ housekeeper/cook position on 2,350 beautiful
wooded acres. Duties include preparing and serving three meals a
day, ordering and maintaining food inventory, managing room
reservations for members, care and maintenance of buildings,
grounds and roads, interaction with members and guests, computer
generated ordering and billing and support of members' fishing
and hunting activities. The projected start date is March 1,
2017. The caretaker couple's qualifications should include the
following:
*	High school diploma or beyond
*	Direct experience cooking for large groups
*	Experience in food service, lodging, or hospitality industry
*	Excellent communication skills - spoken, written, email, and
phone
*	Proficiency in basic computer software - MS Word, MS Excel,
accounting software
*	Ability to maintain accurate records
*	Experience hunting and fishing
*	Service oriented dispositions
*	Ability and desire to live on-site at the Club full-time
*	Experience operating heavy equipment such as tractor, mower,
splitter, chainsaw
*	Mechanical, electrical, carpentry, plumbing skills desirable
*	Both applicants must have a valid drivers' license and clean
driving record
*	Background check required
This private, members only, family oriented hunting and fishing
club was chartered many years ago by the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania. It is situated on several thousand acres with two
lakes, several miles of a major stream, and numerous large
conifer swamps, all surrounded by hardwood Forest Land. The site
includes a large Clubhouse (lodge), PA bank barn, tackle house,
three boathouses, four kennel runs, and a trap range. Members
enjoy overnight lodging, three daily meals, and hunting and
fishing related activities with deer, bear, coyote, bobcat,
beaver, otter, turkey, grouse, trout, bass, pickerel, crappie,
and bald eagles found on the premises. The compensation package
will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The
package includes a full-time residence (onsite four bedroom/two
bath apartment in clubhouse), all utilities, full board, salary,
healthcare contribution, paid annual vacation, and more.
Interested and qualified applicants should send their resumes and
contact info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER/COOK COUPLE needed for a Private
Hunting/Fishing Club in Dingmans Falls, PA starting in March
2017. This is a wonderful opportunity for a couple who would
enjoy living in and working as caretakers for a private hunting
and fishing club in the Pocono Mountains. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
dates back to the 19th century. The private land consists of 940
acres surrounding a mile long lake fed by the Bushkill River. Our
membership is active in a wildlife management plan in which we
not only hunt and fish, but also work together to improve the
habitat for all our wildlife including deer, bear, beaver,
turkey, otter, many species of fish, bald eagle, duck, and other
waterfowl. The position is for full-time residency at our club
for a couple well versed in hospitality responsible for various
duties including: maintenance of grounds, food plots and firewood
supply, running/maintaining small outdoor machinery, housekeeping
of the clubhouse, cooking for up to 40 members/guests, and
managing finances for the kitchen. Salary and tips will be from
$35,000 to $45,000, along with excellent benefits including free
housing, utilities included, health insurance, and paid vacation.
To learn more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
then mail your resume and references to Caretaker Position,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PORTUGAL

INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has arrived on the coast of
Algarve, Portugal, going slowly south to a warmer climate. The
journey so far has been a pleasant one, with almost too little
wind down the coast. We have spent the last two weeks working on
the boat and slowly making her ready for crossing the Atlantic.
We are installing more electricity onboard via solar panels. We
run at 2-4 ampere per hour on average and hopefully we will
manage to generate enough with the solar panels. Everything else
seems to work OK, but there is always stuff needing to be fixed
on a new boat. Our list is still long but getting shorter each
day. If you want to join us just send us an email message. We are
also looking for a crew for our Atlantic crossing. Please send an
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you would be
interested in our community and please place this in the Subject
Line: Sea Gypsy Application so we know you have been reading
this. Love from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - a sea gypsy tribe of
tomorrow!

RHODE ISLAND 

FACILITIES MANAGER/PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Harrisville, RI.
The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located on 220 acres in Harrisville is
one of the premier Shooting Sports Clubs in New England. Founded
in the 1940's, the 500+ Member Club boasts: a rifle and pistol
range, pistol pits, trap and skeet fields, sporting clays and
five stand, 3D archery, a new indoor pistol range, fishing ponds,
outdoor pavilion and a new club house, event hall and commercial
kitchen. We are seeking a live on premise, full-time Facilities
Manager and Property Caretaker to manage our facilities and
property. In this role, the Facilities Manager/Caretaker will
interact with Club Members and the general public in regards to
the Club, sporting and other social events in person, by phone
and by email, monitor routine and non-routine maintenance
schedules and emergency calls for physical plant maintenance and
repair, provide daily and routine maintenance and cleaning of
facilities that include the Club House, bar, kitchen, event hall
and restrooms, provide daily inspection of outdoor facilities and
secure all buildings and club areas after dark, manage the bar
and general kitchen inventory and order to maintain stock levels
as needed, purchase and receive scheduled deliveries from
authorized vendors, suppliers and distributors for authorized
club functions, purchase and pick up supplies and dry goods as
needed from vendors and suppliers, provide detailed reports of
supplies, ordering and cash-out, and maintain a daily log of
activities. A passion for the outdoors, shooting sports and
fishing are highly desirable but not required. A ServSafe
Certification is preferred. This is a full-time on premise role
with a competitive salary based on experience. On premise housing
is provided that includes electric, heating and cable. All
applicants must pass criminal history, drug screen, and credit
checks. This is a drug free facility. Must have a valid driver's
license with a reliable and insured vehicle. Health benefits are
not provided for this position. Please forward your resume and
complete contact information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please, no
phone calls.

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a beautiful, often cold and snowy, old
home outside of Providence, while I will be away from March 15
through May 1, 2017. Feeding my dog and cat, and keeping the
house warm, are the main requirements. No pay, but I will provide
all utilities. Seeking reliable, honest, contented animal and
country lovers, with references. There will be plenty of time to
do your own thing here, such as reading, writing, painting,
sculpting, etc. Please no smoker(s), drugs, etc. To apply, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FREINDLY, ENERGETIC COUPLE to live on
location to run the day-to-day aspects of our
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Marbella. We are a small B&B with seven
rooms centrally located in Marbella very close to the beach. The
job is for a nine month period per year from March until the end
of November. There is a possibility to start in February for
training and to continue working after the nine months.
Responsibilities will include breakfast service, cleaning of the
rooms and the property, checking guests in/out, laundry/ironing,
occasional lunch/snack/drink service, gardening; shopping for
food, cleaning of the swimming pool, and minor repairs and
maintenance of the property. Must be available for concierge
service. Customer service is our number one concern, as we are a
small place that strives to always serve with a smile and make
guests feel like family. We are a Boutique Bed & Breakfast who
offer luxury services and facilities with the friendliness and
familiarity of a B&B. This job provides free accommodation and a
wage. Couple applicants must speak both English and Spanish, and
must be able to work legally in Spain. Only couples, no families.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SWITZERLAND and DUBAI

AN EXPERIENCED AND CAPABLE HOUSEKEEPER is required for this
wonderful family in Switzerland and Dubai. Our Clients are a
family with four young children. A House Manager will also be in
the post and the successful applicant would be required to stand
in for them on occasions. The successful candidate will be
experienced in all normal housekeeping duties to a high standard
with attention to detail and with knowledge in the care and
cleaning of silver, marble and fine furnishings. Very high
standards are expected and this role is for the most capable of
candidates. The Housekeeper will travel between the two countries
will be offered separate staff accommodation. Mobile phones with
calls are included in the package along with one flight home per
year up to the value of 500 Euros. The start date is ASAP, though
a trial in Dubai will be required before hand. Excellent salary
will be provided for the right candidate. Please send your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TEXAS

A HILL COUNTRY RANCH needs an experienced ranch worker with
cow/calf, hunting and equipment experience. House, utilities and
truck are furnished. Please send resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RANCH MANAGER COUPLE wanted for a 20-section ranch in Fisher
County, Texas for ranch/wildlife and household needs. The job
entails wildlife management, operation and maintenance of
standard farm equipment, ranch care and improvement, housekeeping
and general support for owners. Competitive compensation based on
ability and experience. New ranch manager house and ranch truck
provided. Looking for long-term employees. References required.
To apply, please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MANAGER NEEDED for a South Texas ranch, located between George
West and Freer. The start date will be June 1, 2017. Must have
strong mechanical skills. Capable of maintaining housing,
vehicles, equipment, horses, cattle, domestic animals, wildlife.
Heavy machinery operation, fencing, water, road and brush work.
Prefer a mature couple. Wife paid to assist housekeeping, cooking
duties. Background, credit check required. Please send a letter
or resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UTAH

RANCH CARETAKER POSITION available. The Board of Directors of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a Utah non-profit corporation, is currently
seeking a qualified individual or family to serve as Ranch
Caretaker(s) of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and its related amenities on
a full-time basis. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a beautiful ranch
nestled in the back country of picturesque Southern Utah,
specifically about 35 miles northeast of Kanab, Utah. The 8,000
acre Ranch consists of approximately 300 individual Units or Lots
owned by association members, ten commonly owned cabins,
approximately 2,000 acres of commonly owned association lands,
three stocked trout ponds, two water systems, a small store, a
Ranch Headquarters area that includes the caretaker's four
bedroom homestead set amongst large shade trees and surrounded by
large lawn areas, a garden plot, flower beds, in-ground fire pit,
playground, livestock pens and additional buildings and spaces.
While the only electricity available is through solar power, the
Ranch does have internet and cell phone service. The Ranch
Caretaker responsibilities are: maintenance/housekeeping of
association owned rental cabins and Ranch roads, basic carpentry
projects, home maintenance skills, operate and maintain Ranch
equipment, be self-motivated and self-sufficient, and provide an
outgoing and friendly atmosphere for association members that
visit yearly. Specifics of duties will be provided upon
applicant's request. Salary dependent upon experience. For a
complete job description or to apply, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applicants must provide a current resume, at
least three references and submit to a drug test. This position
would be ideal for a family that home schools. Position open
until filled.

VERMONT

CARETAKERS WANTED in Mt Holly, VT from June 1, 2017 to May 31,
2018. Reliable, rugged and personable individual, family or
companions to care for a rural property: two rustic buildings,
three rental cabins, and two lakes on 400 acres surrounded by
protected land. Duties include equipment, water system and
building maintenance, mowing, firewood, snow removal, rental
cabin preparation and cleaning. Greet, orient, and support
renters through the rental season; provide security during off
season. Strong communication skills required for interaction with
renters, corporation members, contractors and local community.
Self-starting and organizational skills required for project
management. The property is isolated, with exquisite scenery and
abundant wildlife. You can view details at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Please email your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED. Caretaker needed for a historic Vermont trout
fishing club for the May - October, 2017 season. Mowing, lodge
cleaning, light maintenance required. Salary plus private cottage
housing provided. Please send your resume, references, and a
short note about yourself to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

ORCAS ISLAND, WASHINGTON. Looking for a liveaboard, couple or
single, to oversee daily activities in a seventy slip
non-transient marina during summer months. Winter months would
consist of looking after an estate. Duties would be the
following: Housekeeping, mowing, and some small projects.
Carpentry, knowledge of wells, and mechanical skills a plus.
Compensation based on qualifications. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED. Seeking a self-motivated, energetic individual
or couple to help maintain estate properties in Mason County. A
two bedroom home is available as compensation for duties
performed. Hours are flexible; 20 hours per week. Duties include
care and maintenance of the residence, housekeeping,
groundskeeping and repair, physical outdoor labor to include use
of chainsaw, weed eater, lawn mowers, blower, etc. Security of
properties and care of a dog in the owner's absence. Occasional
chauffeur services may be requested. Honesty and a strong work
ethic a must. Background check required. Email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Do you enjoy working outdoors?
Do like to hunt and fish? A long-term, live-in
caretaker/groundskeeper position is available on a beautiful
private lake estate near Pickerel, WI on 700 private acres. A
three bedroom home will be provided. The caretaker couple will
have the full use of the property, and must have a strong work
ethic, be trustworthy and have a sense of responsibility. Must be
self-motivated and able to work without supervision. Duties
include but not limited to, lawn care, trail maintenance, vehicle
maintenance, and general handyman skills, including work with a
chainsaw and power tools. Winter responsibilities are generally
limited to snow plowing. The ideal candidate would be a recently
retired couple with an outside income. A small salary of
$500/month will be provided. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME ON-SITE CARETAKER sought for a residential co-op on 80+
acre lake property at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Wisconsin's
Northwoods. Located three miles from town and schools on the
state highway. Duties include, but not limited to, general
security and maintenance. Exact duties, salary, and benefits to
match experience and ability. Computer skills essential.
Experience, proven people skills, and references required. Also
seeking a seasonal kitchen manager/cook. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

MAINTENANCE CARETAKER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are
hiring a full-time caretaker, effective June 2017. Duties include
maintenance and security of the Club property. Must be hard
working with high integrity and good people skills. Housing
provided. For an application, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Blessings, I have done residential cleaning, property watching,
and petsitting for 24 years on a personal business level. Of
those 24 years' experience I bring to you. I live a quiet
meditative lifestyle and would find joy in living in a peaceful
nature setting. It is for my Spirits longing to live in nature
again after spending a few years in the city. I grew up on a
dairy farm and lived in a rural setting all but these past few
years. My phone number is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, and my email is
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Artist and Animal Reiki Healer (One Person) looking for a calm,
private and domestic caretaking position preferably in the
Southwest starting immediately. Already situated in Arizona, just
finished caretaking a five acre plot in rural setting. Have a
loving dog but doesn't get along with females, must come with.
Looking to write a book and take care of property. Seeking
private housing and stipend. I love animals, yoga, food, hot
springs - would like to be near a community with people of
similar interests. Very respectful and willing to learn new
tasks. Please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks!

Experienced, mature property caretaker/housesitter looking for
opportunities within about 30 miles of Sacramento, CA. I'm 57,
drama-free, no drinking, no drugs, no smoking. Just a
professional writer with a brand-new (2017) travel trailer, and
lots of experience taking care of properties and providing peace
of mind for absent owners. Long history of TLC with dogs, cats,
horses, goldfish, etc., but I don't have pets myself. Good
references. Seeking 3 to 6 months onsite. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature female medical professional seeks a housesitting
opportunity almost anywhere in Florida or Hawaii. I am
considering relocating from Denver with my children and 11 lb.
mellow dog. They would be coming too after the school year ends.
Willing to care for animals and would consider caring for
elderly. I took care of my Dad for two years. We are a happy,
healthy and fun party of four with a dog that doesn't bark. I
want to show the kids what it's like to live near the ocean.
Length and terms negotiable. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thank you kindly.

Experienced caretakers will watch your property in or near
northern Idaho. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced, mature caregiver seeking Live-In Caregiving in the
San Francisco East Bay or Contra Costa areas. Background checked,
certified massage therapist, California teacher license,
certified with Trustline.org criminal background check for
working with children. Five years' experience personal care for
elders, and meal prep. Male partner available for 24/7 live-in
working condition. Please write me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

Housesitter available now! I am experienced with great
references. Kathleen Deyo seeks a housesitting position in Austin
or very nearby. I love animals and seek free rent and utilities
and a modest stipend. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and thank
you.

Newly retired couple seeks caretaker/animal care position in a
rural setting for home, farm or ranch. We are an
engineer/handyman and a dog groomer/equestrian who would love to
care for your home, property and animals. We're a down to earth
couple, extremely reliable, responsible and lifelong animal
lovers. We are longtime homeowners and understand what it takes
to keep a home up both inside and out. Prefer living on property.
Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Reliable, honest, non-smoking, clean, semi-retired, caretaker
available. Have tools, handyman skills, own income and a valid
driver's license. Looking for a quiet, rural setting on the East
Coast. Will work extra for a stipend. Can do mowing, general
cleaning, and pool care. Am clean and neat, with a security
background. Resume, references, and driving record available. I
will treat your property as if it was my own, plus some. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Greetings - We are a conscientious and 'wellness-oriented'
husband-and-wife team, seeking a longer-term live-in Property
Caretaker/Personal Assistant opportunity. Our experience includes
(but is not limited to): Facility and Event Management; General
(Lt./Med.) Maintenance/Repairs; House and Pet-Sitting;
Housekeeping; Landscape Maintenance; Meal Preparation;
Organizing; Painting; Seasonal Cleaning; as well as:
Administrative Assistance and Errand Running. Additionally, we
can offer various holistic, Therapeutic modalities and programs.
We look forward to hearing from you!  Please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Doctoral student seeks housesitting, caretaking position in Fort
Collins, Colorado for Fall 2017. Experience with houseplants,
domestic pets, horses, and wilderness settings. Professional
references available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Christian mother with two teenage boys, boy scouts and one
teenage girl (all honor students) seeking caretaking position in
Newton County Georgia ASAP. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Goat farmer and farm relocating to Idaho. Looking for that
special place to call home, but before I find my Shangri-La, I'd
love to take care of yours. Seeking a minimum one year commitment
with salary in a remote location. My Florida farm and property
will be sold April 2017, ready to relocate in May. I am
smoke/drink/drug/drama and child free. A lifetime experience with
plants, animals and alternative health. 17 years with dairy goats
and all farm related responsibilities. B.S. degree animal
science. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired professional seeks a meaningful opportunity to serve; no
salary necessary but accommodation appreciated. Fit and 60 years
young, seeking opportunities for meaningful service to a family,
organization, or community in need. Will consider short- and
long-term situations worldwide compatible with my daily
meditation practice. Citizenship: American; language(s): English;
interests/skills: meditation, teaching, cooking. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX With metta, Rob

Seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver position. Retired San
Francisco professional tailor seeks a job position, preferably in
California's Central and North Coast. Excellent references,
resume available for long-term, permanent housesitting. Seeks a
live-in caretaker/caregiver job/on site security guard, 30 years'
experience, handy man, pet sitting, light maintenance, light
gardening, light food preparation and cooking; can run errands in
town and country with my Ford van. Have a current driver's
license, car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug free. Quiet, able
bodied, and reliable. Clean, quiet living quarters must go with
above position. Available immediately. "The caretaker with the
caring touch". Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I'm looking for a housesitting/caretaking opportunity in the
Camden, Maine area starting March 1st, or earlier. I'm a
responsible adult with excellent references. I don't have pets,
don't smoke, and have a quiet social life. I work full-time for a
nonprofit organization and am in nursing school, and I'd love to
take good care of a residence. My preferences are for something
private and close to Camden. Please let me know if you have
questions or if you'd like additional information by emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thanks!

Honest, reliable, artistic, creative, kind, 50's woman with a cat
has various caregiving experience, P.C.A. adult daily living
skills, autism, retardation, elderly light caregiver, pet care,
housesitting, pet-sitting, live-in cooking, baking, light
cleaning, gardening, companionship, church going, non-smoker,
non-drinker, quiet, peaceful, loves and has fun training animals.
My hobbies include: making jewelry, crochet, making ice cream,
and cheese, sewing, essential oils, books, classes, walks and
gym, learning a new skill, teaching a small group arts and
crafts. Health insurance a plus. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Need a couple to care for your precious home and loving pets?
Look no further! Honest, trustworthy, and responsible couple
would love to send you on your way with no worries. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Seeking Retreat - Retired Court Reporter seeking a spot in Nature
to write and/or assist someone wishing to memorialize or publish
with the written word. Accommodations preferred; terms
negotiable. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Talented landscape Designer/Jack of All trades is seeking a
career change to caretaker/property manager with over 35 years'
experience. I have a rich experience maintaining and beautifying
properties, while providing value added indoor and outdoor
services such as light construction, home theater, IT networking
and general home maintenance. Recommendations can be easily
provided that will further demonstrate my vast professional skill
set along with endorsements of my lovable character. While
currently located near Philadelphia, I am ready and looking to
migrate westward to be closer to my son and grandchildren. If you
are looking for an easy going professional that can handle
anything inside and out of your property, look no further. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Enthusiastic, talented, highly skilled couple seeking caretaking
position. We cover all aspects of property maintenance and
customer service. Please visit our website for a showcase of our
comprehensive skill set at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Equestrian Estate Manager with 25+ years' experience providing
the best quality care for horses and luxury ranch management.
Have 15+ years' experience in Five Star resort hospitality. If
you seek exceptional care and standards then I am the person to
contact. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property Caretaker/Manager - Experienced Caretaker available with
over 12 years' experience in building and grounds care, home and
equipment maintenance and repair. Very Dependable, organized,
with excellent references. Onsite or off. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Relocating back to California by October 2017, to be closer to my
aging mother. Prefer Monterey County, but I will consider other
locations for the right fit. Seeking an equitable exchange
situation offering my professional house, property, ranch and pet
care management skills for full/part trade for board of one
horse. As a hands-on horse owner, ideally, this would include on
site living quarters for myself, a well behaved older dog, and
indoor only cat. I am extremely respectful, clean, quiet,
responsible, organized and conscientious. I possess extensive
experience in equine management and animal care (including
working closely with and for veterinarians) and a genuine love
for all animals. Personal assistant and/or care for individuals
with special needs also negotiable. Resume, letters of
recommendation and references upon request. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Husband and wife, ages 62 and 56, seek a live-in caretaker
position in Marin County, California. Retired Parks
Superintendent of 40 years also with many years of experience in
Property Maintenance including pool care. We are very comfortable
with animals and very handy. We like to upkeep the home, yard,
water plants, etc. We have no pets, and we prefer to live quietly
and get along well with neighbors. We have excellent credit and
can provide references. We would be pleased to be considered for
your caretaker's cottage or rental unit. Flexible move in
schedule. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

English Teacher, experienced and semi-retired, will teach in
exchange for room and board. I'm particularly interested in
Spanish speaking countries. I have taught all levels and all ages
of students. My approach, which is highly effective, is relaxed
and friendly. I am internationally certified with a Master's
level education. Please email me to discuss your needs at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wanted: family friendly position. Husband, wife and son enjoy
working together. Preferences include livestock, allows dog,
organic garden. Ideal is hobby farm or ranch caring for livestock
and/or wildlife habitat. Operated cattle ranch, currently running
handyman business. Experience with cattle, horses, and sheep.
Proactive, responsible, capable, dependable, trustworthy. Need
accommodations and wage. Northwest or rocky mountains preferred.
Thanks. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Scientist/Grad Student seeks a caretaking position on Canada's
Eastern Edge: Hi! I'm XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeking a caretaking
assignment in Eastern Canada starting Spring/Summer 2017. I
possess skills, tools, and experience in: custom design and
finish work, landscaping, cooking, sewing, hospitality, farming,
cleaning, service, bookkeeping, animal care (e.g., pets, and
chickens). This supports aspirations as a
scientist-philanthropist (without debt!) while I work with a team
of scientists/filmmakers/explorers on ecosystem change adaptation
(www.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). Our expedition, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
departs Newfoundland in June 2017, and I need to be there! I have
a reliable 4WD rig, camper trailer, and experience on farms,
vacation and commercial rentals. References and legal docs
provided. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

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Dear Esteemed Conservationists: On Accomack County's bayside on
the Eastern Shore of Virginia lies a precious ecosystem like no
other. "Wild Acres"'s 127.7 acres of forests, marshes, field,
edges, and over 1.3 miles of waterfront is home to a biodiversity
of indigenous mammals, birds, herptiles, invertebrates, fish, and
wild flora. As a nurturing steward, I have managed "Wild Acres"
estate, my homeland, for dwindling Northern Bobwhite and other
game and nongame species, including neotropical songbirds. I
would like this land and water's environmental integrity and
wildlife heritage to remain intact. This haven would be ideal for
nature lovers, sportsmen, fishermen, natural resource education
programs, and/or an ecolodge. (Also on the estate is an "as is"
bungalow with a Colonial wood-embellished fireplace and alcove).
Currently, "Wild Acres" is not listed with a realtor. I would
like to work directly with an appropriate conservation entity to
purchase and continue to nourish this rare property. Pristine
property like this is rapidly disappearing. Given "Wild Acres"'s
vast attributes, I think that $895,000 is a fair price. I look
forward to hearing from interested persons and will show "Wild
Acres" by appointment only. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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