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Tuesday, December 12 2017

THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
  
NEW HOUSESITTING AND CARETAKING LISTINGS are received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced with “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.
         
THIS IS OUR 165th ISSUE!  (206) 462-1818  www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                  Volume 28, Number 3

May/June 2010                           ISSN 1074-3642        
         

HIGHLIGHTS

-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 130+ caretaking opportunities in 38 states
and 19 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Marie Morello: Caretaking on the island of Culebra 
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

PLEASE NOTE: NEW HOUSESITTING AND CARETAKING LISTINGS are
received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are
only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other
listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE
CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information
has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced
with “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.

ALASKA 

COUPLE NEEDED for a fish camp in Kodiak. I need a hardworking
couple who want to fish in Alaska this summer. Part of the
couple’s compensation will be a percentage of the catch.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN ALASKA FISHING LODGE is looking for a mature, married couple
with their own RV to work as camp hosts. The season is from May
20 to September 15, 2010. Duties include greeting and checking in
and out of cabins; maid service once a week each cabin; weighing
in and hanging fish at end of fishing charters; watering hanging
baskets and flower beds in front of cabins; preparing and
grilling weekly barbeques; posting daily fishing schedules on
office reader board for cabin guests; and some light maintenance
and grounds keeping around cabins. Cabins are 10 minutes from
town. You will receive an RV space near the river with sewer,
water, and electric hook-ups. Small salary available along with
space and fishing perks. Please mail your resume to Camp Host
Offer, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA 

A HISTORIC BROTHEL, BAR, and casino is reopening as a unique
vacation rental. We are seeking an up-beat, on-site
caretaker/salesperson/concierge to manifest bookings and make
guests feel welcome. Located in a small Spanish-speaking border
town, 15 minutes from funky, artsy, touristy Bisbee, AZ. If you
have a temperament that delights in (rather than tolerates) all
types of people and situations, an independent income, a
can-do/follow-through working style, and maybe even some
hospitality experience, email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a
bit about you to learn more about us.

AN OFF-GRID solar educational and goat ranch is just breaking
ground and needing a ranch hand/foreman/caretaker to help with
llamas, goats, horses, chickens, milking, watering, feeding,
cleaning, gardening, construction and general ranch chores as
needed. We are located 65 miles from nearest major city
(Kingman), at a 5,000 ft elevation. Lots of state and BLM land
with many sites and plenty of wildlife for your off time
enjoyment. Must like country living and remoteness. Must have
good mechanical aptitude, people skills, and handyman skills.
Work 20 – 30 hours/week in exchange for RV space. No
monetary compensation. Must have reliable vehicle (winter
requires 4x4). Must live on the ranch. Schedule can be flexible.
Zero tolerance for drug abuse and alcohol. Must have no criminal
record. Require references that can be contacted. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or write PO Box
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WINTER GUEST RANCH in Arizona is seeking a mature, professional
couple for the position of ranch managers, and the qualified
couple must have experience in all facets of successful
management. We emphasize horseback riding, traditional southwest
ranch experiences, along with strong guest and staff relations.
The couple must be able to competently handle any office and
accounting needs, marketing, guest reservations, plus
coordinating  ranch needs and activities with the ranch foreman,
kitchen and housekeeping staff. Please mail resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINI-FARM CARETAKER wanted long term to help with a quiet,
solar-powered homestead near Tucson. Duties include caring for
and milking goats, tending poultry and parrot, watering plants,
irrigation repair, helping in organic vegetable garden, and
projects. Should be financially secure, handy, conservation
minded and willing to live simply. A separate one room furnished
guest room with cooking and sink area and a separate bathroom
(with composting toilet) is provided. Trade rent plus extras for
work. Nonsmoker, no fragrances. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TRAVEL-TRAILER/RV space available on a small ranch about 50 miles
from Tucson, in exchange for minimal caretaking. Utilities
provided. We are looking for someone who likes country living,
organic gardening, animals, etc. Facilities are available for
your own horse(s) and pets. Miles and miles of state land to ride
and hike in. We are looking for a caretaker who is a non-smoker,
has no drug use, and minimal alcohol use. No salary Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARKANSAS 

GARDENER/CARETAKER needed for a vacation property in the Ouachita
National Forest from mid-April to mid-October. Maintain a small
organic garden, flower beds and fruit trees; light property
maintenance; care for and milk small cow and vacation home
housekeeping in exchange for a furnished 650 sq. ft. cottage,
free long distance, DSL internet, $200/month stipend and a share
of the food and milk you produce. This peaceful property includes
two streams on seven wooded acres. Located two miles from a
beautiful lake; 25 miles west of Hot Springs. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hi Gary, I’m so glad I gave you my son’s email
address to use on my subscription account. He just called me and
read one of your email updates over the phone – and one of
the ads is perfect for me. So I had my son email a message to the
advertiser and ask the homeowner to call me. The homeowner called
the following week and offered me their housesitting position
after checking my references. I am so happy housesitting in their
beautiful home with an ocean view – all to the thanks of
your email updates sent to my son’s email address. Thanks
for the great service you are providing! S. Y. Portland, OR

Sara, thanks for letting us know about how you got this care-
taking gig. Many of our subscribers are just like you –
they don’t use computers – but many know someone who
has an email  address – so many subscribers have provided
us with another person’s email address to add on to their
subscriber record – so that they can find opportunities
– just like you did. 

Dear Gary, we are thinking about buying a good new or used travel
trailer and seeing some new places - maybe caretaking on the way!
But my son and I have generalized chemical sensitivity now from
several unfortunate toxic exposures, so we have to be careful
with what we buy. We need to find a camper or travel trailer that
has safe materials, good air quality, and low chemical levels. I
have researched this and only found custom abated, renovated
Airstreams that are in high demand. I am wondering if you have
any people in the same predicament who have solved this problem?
If anyone knows where to find chemically safe travel trailers and
campers, please let me know! Thank you. M. L. Warrenton, VA

Hi Mary, we have many subscribers who use travel trailers and
campers as they travel. For those who are knowledgeable about
this, please email Mary at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with info
on “green” campers or travel trailers. Thanks.

Hi Gary, we're new subscribers to the Gazette. We recently lost
our jobs due to downsizing but see it as an opportunity to do
something else with our lives so we're looking forward to living
the caretaker lifestyle. Possibly as a way to see the world and
possibly as a whole new career. We love your newsletter and look
forward to each issue and to the new listings you send out by
email almost every day. Quick question: we're just wondering if
you ever put together some information for those of us who are
new to the field? Thanks!  B. and K. H. Boston, MA

Hi Brian and Kathy, thanks for your message and for your
subscription to The Caretaker Gazette. Many of our subscribers
who lost their jobs in the recent economic downturn have found
positions as housesitters or caretakers via the pages of the
Gazette. If you're looking for information about the caretaking
profession and how to apply for positions, you can visit our blog
at http://caretakergazette.blogspot.com  Our blog also features
stories about some of our subscribers who found caretaking and
housesitting positions through the Gazette.


The Caretaker Gazette
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only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
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Publisher’s prior written permission. 

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

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AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/ACTIVE COUPLE required for a northwestern Queensland
cattle property. Must be sober with tidy habits. Duties include
checking waters/stock, minor maintenance, odd jobs, and
gardening. Caretakers with a truck license are preferred. Free
air-conditioned accommodations provided, along with food, power,
phone rental, and a fair remuneration. Pensioners will be
considered. To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
fax XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Queensland.

SINGLE CARETAKER required for a large property in the Mount
Macedon area. The small township of Mount Macedon lies part way
up the mountain of the same name, located between the town of
Macedon at the base and the actual mountain peak which soars to a
height of just over 1,000 meters above sea level. A cottage will
be provided for the caretaker in a beautiful garden setting.
Assistance in the garden and/or house preferred. Applications
need to be in writing, and mailed to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED. This position would be suitable for a mature,
rural or farm single or couple. The property is located in
northeast Melbourne. A garden flat will be provided in return for
maintenance, gardening, and animal care. References required.
Please mail your resume and references to Caretaker,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Australia.

OUR CLIENT REQUIRES A FRIENDLY CARETAKER COUPLE to live in and
maintain a comfortable cottage accommodation on their cattle
station which is located west of Mackay, Queensland. The couple
would be required to maintain the cottage and house yard in
return for their accommodation. Other duties may include feeding
animals in the owner’s absence and checking waters and
fences. This position would be perfect for a retired couple who
enjoy the rural lifestyle. This role is to commence as soon as
possible. To apply for this position, please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Toowong, Queensland, Australia.

A MARRIED COUPLE is needed for our Manager/Caretaker position for
a small holiday complex. Must be ready to start in late April.
This is a free live-in position with a one bedroom apartment plus
wage. Position has general duties and office duties with Ezyrez
software. Please mail resume and references:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Australia. 

CARETAKER REQUIRED for maintenance and light farm duties in
exchange for an air-conditioned four bedroom home close to town
in the Coolah district of New South Wales. Please reply in
writing with references to The Manager,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Australia.

BARBADOS

NEED A BREAK? Me too! Would you like to come to the Caribbean
from July through November? For further information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE

HOUSE SITTER NEEDED for three or four weeks in Punta Gorda in far
southern Belize, starting the 2nd half of May. I have a two
story, two apartment house. The owner is the only occupant. The
house is on a creek estuary, 200 ft from Sea. It’s a short
walk to restaurants, market, and stores. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a self sufficient integrated
homestead. Age not a factor if you are in reasonably good health.
A minimum commitment of four weeks or more, anytime of the year.
For details, email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs some help. We are dedicated to
becoming the change we want to see in the world by anchoring to
and sharing the tools of a promising future: community
thoughtfulness, environmental sustainability, self-sufficiency,
economic independence, grounded spiritual intention, and holistic
and healthful living practices. Take a good look at our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to evaluate congruency and
harmony. Our emphasis is permaculture design within the
wilderness setting of the coastal Siskiyou Mountain Range. It's
rugged, steep terrain which offers a unique perspective for
wild-crafting and organic farming. Living here is free; work
exchange for room and board, with individual agreements. Please
review our living at Maitreya Mountain Village agreements. This
is a drug-free, smoke-free, environment focused on healthy,
vibrant living. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SINGLE NATUROPATH wants to share her ranch. I have a beautiful,
historic property in the California Sierras with stone
outcroppings, access to wilderness trails, local wineries and
great soil for organic growing. I’m a herbology student
with interests in horses and animal health. Help train Spanish
Mustangs, or start a carriage tour business through local
wineries, bucking hay, and firewood along with assistance in
natural healing therapies and physical transfers for my
handicapped son would be very welcome. County permitted trailer
space with full hookups available or a possible duplex with an
ozonated hot tub and cold plunge. My property contains a National
Champion walnut tree, winter creek, old barn, pastures and the
Cosumnes Rivers are nearby. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located at 7,800’ in the scenic
high sierras seeks a motivated, “Do It All” employee.
Applicant should be willing to work in all aspects of resort
operation including maintenance, housekeeping, reservations,
store and restaurant. Proficient in electrical, plumbing and
carpentry, experience with diesel generators, solar and heavy
equipment a plus. Good customer service skills are essential for
this position. Applicant should be an outdoor enthusiast who
loves to hike, fish, kayak, ski and snowshoe. Salary depends on
experience and includes lodging. Please send resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED in Pollock Pines. A one bedroom mobile home will
be provided in exchange for help around the ranch. There is room
for horses here. Knowledge of horses will be a big plus for this
caretaker position. Prefer retired, or stay at home people, but
will consider all. I have a bad back and need someone who can do
the chores I can't do anymore. We live in generator country, so a
generator is required. Please mail a letter with your phone
number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Country living near Los Gatos. Full-time
experienced live-in Housekeeper, prefer a single woman who is in
good health. Must be well organized and tidy in all areas of
cleaning and maintaining a home. Must like dogs and cats and be
flexible with hours. No smoking, moderate drinking. Salary and
separate living accommodations and utilities provided. Must have
excellent references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COOK/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE needed. We're looking for a pleasant
couple (male/female or female/female) to work as a team catering
to four to eight guests daily at our remote mountain lodge in
northeastern California. The employment is seasonal (May to
October). County food safety certification, and personal and
employment references are required. Prevailing wages and a
lovely, furnished, two bedroom (on-site) apartment is included.
Please email us for full job descriptions: 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/INNKEEPER/LAND STEWARD needed in Boonville, CA.
Responsible, mature and reliable person(s) sought to live on-site
at a ranch property in Anderson Valley, Mendocino County.
Responsibilities include start-up inn-keeping for a freshly
renovated, 4-bedroom inn, and maintenance/care of facilities and
property. Seeking applicants with interest/experience in
permaculture and/or ecological and watershed restoration.
Opportunity for interested and capable applicants to plan and
implement a sustainable farm. Open to one - two adults, children
welcome. Salary commensurate with experience. Seeking to fill
position by April 15, 2010 with move to property by May 1, 2010.
Please email a resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE wanted for a large lake property
in the Santa Margarita area. A hard working, mature and
responsible couple with previous caretaker experience is desired.
A mobile home is provided and a small monthly salary.
Responsibilities include maintenance of property, housekeeping,
plumbing repairs, irrigation, basic carpentry, maintaining
irrigation system, weeding and keeping property secure.  Must be
healthy and able to operate weedwacker, chainsaw, blower and
perform handyperson duties. Please mail resume and references to
Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SEEKING A SKILLED, COMPASSIONATE, QUIET COUPLE for part-time help
in caring for an elderly gentleman and grounds in Shasta County.
Nursing experience is beneficial. The patient is very alert and
can communicate, but is not ambulatory. His wife of 70 years is
in dire need of help. Duties include assisting with transfers
from bed to wheelchair or commode, and possibly acting briefly as
a companion or running an occasional errand. Mowing and watering
a park-like two acre property with groomed woods and many
azaleas, rhododendrons, ferns, etc. Garden expertise is helpful;
drip irrigation and spring-fed water system, and John Deere
riding mower. Snow removal is necessary on occasion. A small
Ariens tractor with snow blade is available, but must be strong
enough to get out and shovel walks when necessary. A one-bedroom
separate house is provided, with a separate garage, a large
studio/hobby/workshop area, and a private yard/garden space.
House is unfurnished except for appliances. On a paved road, 45
minutes from Redding. Absolutely no smoking, drinking, or drugs.
References are required. We prefer a retired or semi-retired
couple with a separate source of income. A quiet pet is
negotiable. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FREE RENT in a one bedroom mobile home on our homestead in
exchange for light duties. Located in remote northern
California's beautiful Trinity County. This is ideal for a
retired couple or lady who likes the country. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CANADA

WANTED – a retired couple to care for a house and grounds
and minimal care for an elderly woman (the only occupant) in
return for living in a lovely home in the country (55 miles from
Toronto) plus some remuneration. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SETTLE AND HELP TO MAINTAIN and to run our family farm starting
this July. Our 70 acre farm is located on a gentle east slope on
a small island near Comox Valley in British Columbia. We grow a
wide variety of things and also have some forest and hayfields.
One of the three houses on our farm will become vacant this
summer and we are seeking a family, a couple or an individual who
is interested in rural living and assisting with the daily
business on our farm. We also consider being away for months at a
time and therefore need to be sure, that you are mature,
reliable, honest, able to work independently, drug free and
willing to work. The rent could easily be worked off, plus more
paid work in addition. You would have to fully maintain the house
you live in. Some mechanical knowledge necessary, as we have some
equipment and work with irrigation pumps. We are interested in a
long term relationship. There is plenty of space for your own
garden, plus there are many fruit and nut trees on the farm. We
have two children under 12, a dog and two cats. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER WANTED for a building and equipment yard in
Nanaimo, British Columbia. A one bedroom apartment will be
supplied, with all appliances included. This position is ideal
for a retired couple. Interested parties should reply to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARIBBEAN 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED from June to November in Vieques, a beautiful,
unspoiled Caribbean island paradise, eight miles off the eastern
tip of Puerto Rico. A single male, or a couple would work best.
The housesitter gets a first floor apartment, which has two
bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and living room. The key reason for
having a housesitter stay here is for security and taking care of
my indoor-outdoor cat, Esmeralda. Vieques has almost no crime.
There is petty thievery, so if a house is left vacant, it could
be broken into. I need a housesitter to also do some minimal
gardening and grounds keeping in return for free rent, utilities,
cable TV and high speed wireless internet access. Local telephone
calls are included as well, and there’s a washer/dryer in
the 1st floor apartment. Use of a car could also be included. If
the house sitter has exemplary skills with masonry, house
painting and carpentry… paying gigs abound for people with
these skills on the island.  I have two other properties close by
that could utilize the services of people with these skills.
There are simply not enough quality trades people on Vieques. My
house is a non-smoking house. I’m looking for health
conscious people who are free of drug and alcohol problems. A
background check will be conducted on all applicants. Please
email a recent photo, and at least three checkable references to
CaretakerGazette@gmail.com (please include these words in the
subject line:"Vieques Housesitting Assignment") for
screening.

COLORADO

BUSY AND PROFESSIONAL BUSINESSMAN searching for live-in domestic
couple for his condo in Denver. Owner's children are grown and
are no longer living at home but visit occasionally and he has a
pet Golden Retriever. Job description: Live-in domestic couple
needed as cook/housekeeper/light maintenance. Must be
professional, pleasant, hardworking, clean, reliable, honest and
flexible. Job duties: grocery shopping, cooking - menu planning
and food preparation, general household cleaning, laundry,
ironing, minor household repairs, taking care of dog, and
maintaining household supplies. Couple not allowed to bring
children or pets. Owner has 2nd home in Aspen and couple must be
able to travel to this property when needed. Salary based upon
experience and negotiable. Benefits: health insurance,
vacation/sick time and vehicle will be considered. Please reply
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

A SMALL COSTA RICAN FINCA in the Nuevo Arenal area is looking for
someone to live on our small farm while we are in the U.S. for
three to four months this summer. Dates are negotiable. We have
eight acres of land bordered by jungle and river with numerous
tilapia ponds as well as lush vegetation, flowering plants,
orchids and fruit trees. Photos can be emailed to interested
parties. We are located one mile above Lake Arenal and the small
village of Rio Piedras and 10 miles from Tilaran, the nearest
town with a full array of stores, clinic, banks, etc. Reliable
and frequent buses pass through Rio Piedras. The guesthouse is a
one bedroom, one bath house complete with a small kitchen.
Caretakers feed our dog two times daily, walk with him
occasionally, and stay overnight on the property to maintain a
presence. Lawn and property is maintained by part time workers.
Laundry is available outside the main house. There is no salary
and we ask caretakers to pay for utilities ($200/month). Basic
knowledge in Spanish would be helpful but not a requirement.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

HELP NEEDED. Do you have some time available? Do you like the
Tropics? Do you want to improve the life of others in the world?
If you answered Yes to any of these questions, we need you. You
may just discover what will lead to a rewarding and fulfilling
experience. We have a project to help the impoverished community
of Muñoz. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located within
this community, so if we improve the life of these people, we
improve our own neighborhood. We need volunteers of all ages and
there are no specific qualifications required. You will be
greatly appreciated here among the Dominican and Haitian
community. Your schedule will be flexible and there are many
different ways to help. Teaching languages is the most popular
service we can bring to these people. Once the communication
barrier is lifted, then there is no limit to the progress that
volunteers can achieve. Volunteers will also be able to find work
in tourism. Playa Dorada (14 hotels) and Costa Dorada (two
hotels) are just across the street from
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with golf course, shopping centers,
tour operators, etc. Please visit: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

PROFESSIONAL GARDENER needed. An experienced, energetic
enthusiast is needed for exciting developing period gardens on a
small estate in beautiful surroundings, south of Newbury.
Planning, managing and workforce-organizing abilities required.
Also Box Topiary nursery growing-unit. Will also consider newer
talented professional, seeking responsibility. Cottage available.
Please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

HOUSEKEEPER needed near Totnes, Devon UK. A capable, energetic
and experienced Housekeeper is sought for a stunning country
house. If you have high standards and like to be busy, this is
the perfect post. There is a two bedroom accommodation on the
grounds available for the Housekeeper. This is not a couples
post. This is a permanent position but applications for
immediate, temporary employment are invited. Please apply in
confidence to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

HOUSEKEEPER AND GARDENER REQUIRED for a family owned estate in
Invernesshire. Individuals or couples may apply for these two
positions. Cottages and good salaries are available to the
successful applicants. Please apply in writing to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

COUPLE REQUIRED for the holiday season. Start now - up to
mid-November. A couple is needed for mixed duties: including the
pool, shower block, general cleaning, mowing, and staining of
timber balconies and lodges. Accommodation provided. Good working
conditions. For full details please drop me a line with photo to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

FLORIDA/RHODE ISLAND

HOUSEKEEPER/COOK/SERVER? I need an individual for a full-time
live-in position 10 - 12 months per year. Person will spend five
to six months in Florida and five to six months in Rhode Island.
Individual will work with other people in both locations. Person
needs to be extremely flexible, highly dependable, detailed, and
motivated. Non-smoker, no drugs. Background check required and
you will need to provide verifiable references. Please forward
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Detailed job
description will be sent upon reply.

FLORIDA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX hosts apprentices during the Florida
winter vegetable season, from October through May. Work schedule
is 5½ days per week. Preference is given to full-season
applicants with professional interest in agriculture. Apprentices
receive a hands-on education in organic crop production and
marketing, and are compensated with a stipend. Training includes
informal farm skill demonstrations and exposure to key components
of farm management, such as organic certification protocols and
farm record-keeping requirements. Tasks include planting,
greenhouse management, transplant production, irrigation
projects, crop maintenance, harvesting, and direct-marketing
through farmers markets and the CSA farm membership program. All
apprentices have access to the farm's sustainable agriculture
reference library. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
More information about the farm can be found at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. To apply, please send a letter of
interest and resume, with three references, to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED for landscaping and caring for animals
in the southwestern Florida area. The caretaker will need to tend
to our animals and home, and have landscape/horticultural
experience, love of outdoors, and be good with working with your
hands. Should be an independent worker, self-starter, non smoker,
with a valid driver’s license. Must speak and be able to
communicate in English in exchange for free housing (private two
bedroom/one bath cottage located on the property) and salary.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MANAGER NEEDED for a mobile home park in Pensacola. Free mobile
home is a perk. Property management experience is preferred.
Clean criminal record required. Applicants must pass a full
background check. This is a perfect opportunity for a couple. In
addition to the free home, the monthly compensation will average
$800 with an average work load of about 20 hours per week.
Applicants must be computer literate. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FREE APARTMENT AVAILABLE for a Farm Caretaker in Hardee County.
Caretaker needed for small farm to help with animal care,
housework, driving and personal care for the owner. This is an
animal friendly location. Will provide an apartment with free
water and electric plus $50 weekly. Must have own reliable car
and separate source of income. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information and interview. 

FRANCE

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Normandy. We have around 15 cows, 40 sheep,
20 chickens, four dogs, two horses, several rabbits, guinea pigs,
and occasionally pigs and fowl. We are looking for a couple who
have a lot of animal experience ... our cows are non-milkers! ...
who are capable and interested in farm sitting our small holding.
Do these types of people exist? If so please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a 10 acre private horse farm, 80
miles east of Atlanta. The job is well suited for a mature, fit,
early retired couple looking for additional income. Property is
in a well kept gated community fronting on Lake Oconee. Duties
include handling and upkeep of horses and other pets, maintaining
a small barn, yard work including lawns and flower gardens, using
equipment like a tractor and pressure washer and being a general
handy-man. Accommodation provided is a one bedroom fully
furnished apartment with balcony overlooking pastures and lake.
Utilities are included plus salary. We are looking for a long
term arrangement. Reliability and honesty are essential and
experience in all aspects of the job is required. References are
needed. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTHERN GEORGIA MOUNTAINS. Handyman wanted for three cabin
lodge. Must have electrical, carpentry and plumbing skills. Will
consider a couple. No children. No pets. No smokers. Please send
resume with photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

LITTLE FARM OUTSIDE OF HILO on three acres needs an experienced
couple willing to be there when I am not and establish a new
little farm near Pahoa. Serious inquiries only since this will be
an unpaid position but I will be looking for a one year
commitment to start with a contract between us. A vehicle will be
provided to share (small truck) in exchange for simple lifestyle
in your own, new structure of your choice -- I will build it for
you, probably a yurt or similar "instant" small house
up on a platform walking distance to the farm/gardens. Small
operation already begun by the previous owners. We'll need to
keep things cleaned up and weed wacked, and plant new veggies,
feed chickens. Vegetarians only please on site (go to town for a
burger when you want!). Respond with resume, experience and
references. I am a single man needing help! Position begins as
soon as I can find the helpers. Please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with the subject heading CARETAKER IN
PAHOA. Mahalo Nui Loa! Lava zone 3! (If you know what that means,
you pass the first test...!).

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS needed in the East of the country, in the highlands at
Skriðdalur valley (Crawling valley). In the eastern fjords,
visitors enjoy remarkable mountain scenery with mountains in
almost every direction, majestic peaks, mysterious ravines and
deep valleys. It is said that a visit is mountain therapy
because, some believe that they are good for body and soul, can
be inspiring, and give unexplained energy. Hikers will find
challenges that suite them and enjoy the wonderful scenery and
the mountains are the oldest part of Iceland. Our tasks will
mainly be focused on improving the environment around the valley
and in the whole area; removing old fences from the farms,
planting trees in the valley and on the surrounding hills. We
might also be helping to clean the area. The working plan will be
flexible and it will depend on the needs of our local hosts, the
advance of the diverse projects in the area surrounding the
valley and of course on the weather conditions. During the work
in Skriðdalur, we will be lodged in a farm-house, in a shared
room(s), sleeping on mattresses on the floor. Within the
facilities volunteers will have a kitchen to cater themselves.
Food ingredients will be provided and a kitchen available,
volunteers will share the duties of preparing and cooking meals.
For more details and up-to-date information please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

BEAUTIFUL IDAHO RANCH seeks a female apprentice for natural
health-related work and Lyme disease solutions. Duties include
gardening, food preparation, and horse care. Private
accommodations, phone, and internet provided. (Husband-wife
caretaker situation possible). Please call cell phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX from 9 am - 9 pm PST.

ILLINOIS

A GLENCOE, IL ADULT COUPLE seeks a full-time Household Manager
for their 13,000 square foot home with two dogs. They also employ
a part-time Housecleaner and part-time Chef. Responsibilities
include housecleaning, assisting with entertaining, purchasing,
flower arranging, laundry and ironing, supervising staff, closet
organization, and anything else they need to maintain a tranquil,
organized home and lifestyle. Previous experience working in a
wealthy home or professional training from PDI is required.
Salary commensurate with skills and experience and includes
health insurance. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

SEEKING A MATURE PERSON for some short visits to the doctor's
office, grocery shopping, and short vacation travel.
Approximately five hours weekly. In exchange for free rent and
parking, will have own private room, private bath, and TV. Meals
included. Located in the central Illinois area. Non smoker
preferred. No alcohol or drugs. Must have good, reliable
references. This is an upscale new condo. I am a recent widower.
Small stipend can be arranged. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (6-10 PM Central time). If I’m
not in, please leave a clear message, and I will return your
call.

INDIANA

A NORTHERN INDIANA FAMILY seeks a hands-on Household
Manager/Governess for their home on a farm. They have three
children, ages five, six, and nine, and are seeking a
self-starter with a pleasant personality and can-do attitude.
Responsibilities include caring for, interacting with, and
engaging the children; helping with educational activities and
homework; housecleaning and laundry; cooking; and running
errands. Previous experience working in a private home and/or a
certificate from Professional Domestic Institute is preferred. A
Housecleaner comes to the home twice a week. You will spend more
time with the children during the summer months when school is
out, providing them with creative and educational outlets. If you
enjoy living in the country, with its wide-open spaces and the
special atmosphere only it can provide, this is a great position
to consider! They are seeking someone who can feel they are part
of their family. Salary commensurate with skills and experience
and includes benefits. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOWA

CARETAKER WANTED. Mature capable individual with an Equine
background needed to care for a 40 acre breeding farm in exchange
for room in a nice house, including utilities, and access to the
washer and dryer. Horses are pastured (no stalls) and chores will
take from 10 to 15 hours per week. A tractor is used to put out
large round bales. There are also three loving dogs with a fenced
yard and barn cats to tend to. The farm is located in Manchester,
IA on a quiet, dead end road with plentiful wildlife and a nearby
stream for fishing. Training of young horses can be negotiated
separately. Please email your letter of interest and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE NEEDED to run a small Inn in Iowa. This Inn is located in
a university town with established cliental. We are looking for
couple with a minimum of one year experience running a B&B or
small Inn. You will be running the whole show, from cooking
breakfast to housekeeping to reservations as well as managing
temporary staff. Compensation package includes salary, insurance
and apartment. Need to be people friendly, outgoing and self
starter with excellent work ethic along with professional
composure. Send resume, cover letter and at least three
references to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX on East Grand Lake (near Danforth) in
beautiful Maine is seeking a couple with their own RV from May to
October (dates/hours flexible) for our seasonal fishing and
recreational facility and family-style restaurant. We do have
regular staff (housekeepers, cook, wait staff, etc.) to handle
the daily, basic operations. It's the extra stuff that comes up,
as well as some usual duties, that we need help with, from
maintenance and grounds upkeep to restaurant assistance. A free
full hook-up RV site right at water's edge is available, along
with a salary for all the hours worked, plus other benefits! We
have a great staff, a beautiful site, and fun customers. Please
see our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details. Thank
you and we look forward to hearing from you.

MARYLAND 

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED near Baltimore. Full-time experienced live-in
Housekeeper needed. We prefer a single woman who is in good
health. Must be well organized and tidy in all areas of cleaning
and maintaining a home. Must like dogs, be flexible with hours,
and able to drive. No smoking, no drinking. Salary and living
accommodations provided. Must have excellent references. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN ACTIVE ADULT COUPLE with no children in the Baltimore area is
seeking an energetic couple. The lady will be responsible for
home care - housecleaning, laundry, ironing, and errands; no
cooking, though dining service will be required. The gentleman
will perform all outdoor work - including riding a John Deere
tractor and maintaining flower beds, bushes, and trees on a six
acre property. In the winter, the gentleman will assist the lady
inside the home with heavier work. The couple has three small
dogs and has other homes, and employees may be asked to travel to
them. The right candidates will have previous experience caring
for a wealthy household as well as clean police and driving
records. No smoking or drinking on property; no pets, please.
Employers are offering a lovely apartment with private entrance
and salary of $75,000 to $100,000. To apply, please call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CAREGIVER needed in Baltimore's beautiful surroundings. This is a
live in position. We need someone with some nursing background to
take care of a gentleman's personal needs and drive him to
appointments. This individual should be healthy, loving, no
smoking, and no drinking, willing to work flexible hours.  Living
accommodations and salary provided. Must have excellent
references. Please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Wellfleet on Cape Cod starting May 1
through June 30. We are an environmentally concerned family with
a beautiful home on two acres. Need a housesitter with some
experience in lawn care, and gardening.  We also have a cat that
will need to be cared for. So we are looking for a housesitter
who can cut the lawn, and take care of our home and cat.
References required. No smokers. Please email your reason of
interest in housesitting here and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

RETIRED FARMER needed to live in sunny San Miguel de Allende.
Besides enjoying one of the best climates in the world, San
Miguel de Allende is a fascinating city, bright, seducing, and
full of artistic and cultural riches. It only takes one walk
through San Miguel to realize that it is a great example of
conservation. San Miguel's historic zone is a very placid, quiet
area, filled with precious colonial buildings. Room and board
will be provided in exchange for light chores. Humor a must!
Please contact us through our website at: 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ONSITE MANAGEMENT POSITION available. We are launching a new self
storage facility in the beautiful resort area of San José
del Cabo, México. Come join our growing company if you are
bilingual (English and Spanish) and fit this description: We need
a couple to live at the facility in San José del Cabo and
manage the property. What works well is where the wife spends
more time in the office, greeting people and helping them rent,
tracking inventory and general administration. She should have
customer service skills and a bit of a sales talent, along with
basic computer skills for reporting and learning software. The
husband usually has some handyman skills to fix minor repairs and
keep the place looking nice, as well as being in the office, too.
It's important that you can both work well together in such close
proximity day after day. Free rent and utilities provided as part
of the salary. You must have a car. Does this fit you? If so,
please email your resume and cover letter explaining why you
would like this job and your ability to come to San José
del Cabo to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

SINGLE MIDDLE-AGED BUSINESSMAN based in Birmingham, MI seeks a
live-out Butler who is available to travel. He is seeking someone
with many years' experience and very refined skills. Loyalty and
confidentiality are high priorities for this position. He will
consider a non-American Butler if you are fluent in English.
Duties include valet service, personal meal service and personal
errands. A valid driver's license is required. He owns a second
home in Florida. Housing allowance, and competitive salary and
benefits offered. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX CARETAKER needed in Mendota Heights.
Must have at least one year of caretaking experience, be detail
oriented, and self motivated. Duties include daily cleaning of
the Clubhouse and apartment turnovers. Caretaker must live on
site. Please fax your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small community and organic farm
established in 2003 and situated on 110 acres in the hills of
Ozark County, MO. We raise dairy goats, egg chickens, and various
vegetables using local organic inputs and no-till design. We work
to put the principles of Permaculture into daily practice, using
clean energy resources and recycling our waste as best we can.
For example, we fuel our motor vehicles with used cooking oil
gathered from local restaurants; we compost our human manure; we
use a windmill to pump our well water.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX offers a wide range of skilled and
unskilled work experiences in gardening, cooking/canning,
construction, milking, cheese making, forestry, salvage, and
maintenance. Length of stay is entirely negotiable. We have two
rooms available and plenty of tent space. Meals are communal.
Volunteers will be expected to attend daily priority meetings and
to take an active part in chores and projects. Limited
transportation is available. Children and pets are welcome with
prior approval. No smoking is allowed. Alcohol is allowed on
holidays only. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER/DOMESTIC ASSISTANT needed to relocate to a
Missouri estate. Must be “hands-on”, have impeccable
laundry and housekeeping skills and knowledge of care for fine
furnishings and antiques. Basic cooking and entertaining skills
and ability to manage other household staff required. Please
drive and have your own vehicle. Competitive salary and generous
benefits provided. Recent checkable references required. This
position is for a non-smoker only. Please submit your resume and
salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

CARETAKER(S) WANTED for property with two homes (one home is a
rental) near Cameron, MT. Responsible for cleaning, gardening,
home maintenance and repairs. Light equipment and/or equine
experience are a plus. On site housing is available. Would
consider a couple. The area is remote. Caretaker(s) must like the
outdoors, wild animals and solitude. Please email your
experience, references, and salary and housing requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs long-term help, not just a
temporary caretaker, for our position of a farm manager. We have
a 3,600 acre organic wheat farm in Montana. The farm is located
five miles from the village. We prefer non-smokers. Our own hours
are long, often up to 14 hours a day, but we don't expect the
help to work those hours many days of the year. In summer the
work load is heaviest, but there are things to do in the winter
as well. The ideal candidate would probably be between 40 and 50
years of age, but if all else fits, ages outside this range could
be considered. Good mechanical skills would be a big plus. Please
send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER PROFILE

“Marie Morello: Caretaking on the island of Culebra”
Date of Birth: 8/17/49
Address:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Travel, rafting, kayaking, boogie boarding, hiking,
swimming, metaphysics, tapestry weaving and leatherwork, dancing,
hiking, learning, reading, dancing powwow, sweat lodges,
drumming, Native American ceremonial dances. I’m not sure
that there is anything in which I am not interested. When I die I
can rest!
Quote: “People don’t care about how much you know,
they want to know how much you care.” 

Marie Morello 

        Wanderlust!!! From my earliest memories I am settled into
the back seat of my Dad’s snappy 1952 Ford traveling to the
beaches of New England, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, to
Nova Scotia after having picked up the cutest hitchhiking sailor
stationed in Halifax and so many more destinations that made my
weekends and summers brim with excitement of new places found and
new people met. Moving from the Massachusetts coast to Florida
after the death of my dad was quite a culture shock but living at
the top of the Keys afforded me the opportunity to canoe with the
sharks and stingrays as well as the gators and live the tropical
life to which I am so attuned.                                   
        
        I moved to Sevier County, Tennessee in 1982 where I, at
35, returned to college receiving a degree in Business
Management/Accounting. It has served me well as it gave me an
overview of the thought process of any organization that I became
a part of regardless of my responsibilities and the best
management philosophy I still to this day use in my work life and
personal life - Manage By Objectives, Results And Rewards - you
will never lose. 
For the past three years I have been working for  rafting
companies  in the Smokies and watching the amazing views of the
Smokies, which I absolutely love. I also own Luvm-N-Feedm Pet
Sitting and have dedicated my life to animals for the last 39
years. I became a Reiki practitioner seven years ago and along
with my Reflexology I work on clients who have many ailments from
kidney failure to diabetes to sciatic pain to headaches.
        In between, I have traveled to Alaska making a land drop
with a bush pilot to Port Graham, flying Denali in a rusted out
single engine prop plane, to living with the locals of Isla
Mujeres, a small island off the Yucatan Peninsula, to snorkeling
the Dry Tortugas in the Caribbean, to strolling along the North
Sea in the Netherlands of Europe. There are so many more
adventures too numerous to mention except to say how thankful I
am for being so blessed with the freedom to spread my wings which
has brought me to the writing of this article.                   
     About a year ago I joined The Caretaker Gazette and just
kept watching until something came about that seemed right. I was
so excited just knowing that there was something like this out
there for those of us who love to travel, see the world but yet
be of service. And it did!
        I received an email update from the Gazette about a new
caretaker opportunity. The owners of the Palmetto Guesthouse on
the island of Culebra needed a short-term caretaker and after the
initial reference checks and speaking numerous times via the
internet and wireless - the commitment was mine. I was on my way
to a pet/guest house sit while the owners went to Boston to visit
relatives. I was to care for the three rescue dogs and was also
responsible for taking care of the three rescue kitties. Also, I
was to pick up the guests and return them to the airport, care
for their needs and care for the guest house. I loved every
minute of it! 
        Each morning I took the three dogs to the beach. My
partner took the two older girls, Milo and Kona, and I took the
younger rambunctious “George” as he was full of
energy so we had to swim, kill coconuts and chase crabs that the
girls dug from the sand. The kitty babies were no trouble at all
especially little Black Beauty that I would squeeze until she
squeaked.  The homeowner’s rescue practice is making things
better and they have found homes for several other doggies and
kitties.
        Now on to the 2-footeds. When the 2-footed guests
arrived, my partner and I greeted them at the airport, brought
them home, got them settled in complete with fresh picked bananas
from the garden, boogie boards, beach blankets and brought a
cooler that the guesthouse provides for playing at the beach. We
also dropped them off at other locations to assist in their
travels. When it was time to leave we packed them up and got them
to the airport for their next destination and with a wave good
bye sent them off. Now the cleaning began for the guesthouse.
Strip the bed, take the garbage out, sweep the floors, clean the
kitchen, do the laundry and pick more bananas! More bananas!!!
Bananas everywhere!!! The freezer was full of bananas and my word
they made the best fruit shakes!
        The next leg of the journey was to get the owners home a
few days later. We picked them up at the ferry dock with all the
supplies that they were bringing home from the main island, as
there is nothing on the tiny island of Culebra so everything has
to be brought by ferry after shopping in San Juan and I mean
everything. This island offers a wonderful laid-back lifestyle
but with it comes some great inconveniences that we so take for
granted in our everyday sterile lives. I loved every minute of it
once I got used to the nuances of island life but I figured
I’d roll with the punches, as it was all an adventure and
learning experience. I have always said that I am not a tourist I
am a traveler and to be that one must become a local and live
like the natives live.
        I’m already packed and waiting for my next
adventure-call me!

A view of Culebra.

NEBRASKA

LOOKING FOR A GARDENER to start in July to help with the
operation of a CSA farm in its first year of operation. We have a
small farm of 6.2 acres in the Kearney, NE area. Room and board
will be provided. If you are interested in gardening on our farm,
please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

WE ARE LOOKING for a results oriented manager to oversee a 130
unit RV Park in Elko. The manager’s responsibilities
include, but are not limited to, operating and maintaining the
office, store, tavern, and Laundromat and RV area. Property
maintenance and appearance, resident and employee satisfaction
and conformance to property and government rules and regulations
are requirements of the job. Applicants should have three years
experience managing a large RV Park complex and supervising
maintenance personal. Experience with front office reservations
software and internet applications is required. A valid
driver’s license and background check are required. Please
submit resumes with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CARETAKERS NEEDED in the White Mountains. The sites slated for
caretaking include: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. There are three
rotators that each covers three sites when the caretaker is on
days off. Caretakers live at backcountry sites for stints of 11
days and spend their time providing information and education to
hikers, rehabilitating campsites, composting waste and performing
trail work. Home is a 10 x 12 wall tent. Each caretaker packs in
all food and supplies. The Caretaker and Rotator position is
available summer/early fall. Two-week periods of time are
composed of 10 to 11 working days, with each day running 7am to
9pm. We prefer that you use our easy online application to send
us your information at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please send
snail mail to:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

GROUNDSKEEPER/CARETAKER NEEDED. Will have complete responsibility
for grounds, residence, and out buildings for a 24 acre horse
farm in Bedminster, Somerset County, NJ. A qualified individual
will have 5+ years of relevant experience, good English skills,
verifiable references, a clean driver’s license and
willingness to undergo a background check. This is a non-smoking
position/property. Duties include, but are not limited to: lawn,
garden, paddock and patio maintenance, general maintenance of
residence, barn and other out buildings, fence maintenance,
weekly pool maintenance, driving as needed, maintenance of farm
equipment, pet care, special projects as assigned, and the care
of 2-4 trail horses. This position includes a salary based upon
experience, housing and other benefits. Available April 1,
housing available June 1, 2010. Couples will be considered if
spouse/partner is qualified as a housekeeper. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Blairstown,
NJ. Provide guest service, maintain buildings and grounds at the
hiking and visitor Lodge in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is
a seasonal position, 35 - 40 hours/week, three to eight months.
Housing provided. Customer service experience and a valid
driver's license are required. You can see a full description at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Reply to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

AVAILABLE NOW! A young, energetic, organic, green-hearted,
hardworking couple is wanted to help on a small farm in central
New Mexico. Duties include lots of watering, garden, fruit trees,
medicinal herbs, planting, fencing, animal care, and security on
the property while the owner is away. Must commit to being there,
not extensive sightseeing! Day trips are OK. A two bedroom
trailer will be provided, along with utilities and internet and
food grown from the farm. There is meat grown there as well so
you don’t need to be vegetarian. Please send enquiries to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I will screen for the owner.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER NEEDED in beautiful, peaceful northeastern New
Mexico on a remote, working cattle ranch. Sustainable lifestyle,
organic produce, fresh stuff: eggs, milk, well water, clean air,
furnished detached studio apartment, DSL, utilities, and
satellite TV are provided. You would be responsible for the care
of an elderly man who uses a Hoveround power chair, for 20 hours
per week. He needs assistance with use of bathroom lift, meals,
bathing and dressing. I do most of the physical care, but need
back-up for town trips and respite time. In addition, there are
minor farm chores, such as feeding animals, gardening. No drugs,
alcohol or smoking. A small indoor pet is OK. Modest stipend
provided. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSE/DOG SITTER WANTED in Taos, NM from May 3 - May 23. Our two
sweet dogs need someone who will be home most of the time. When
you go to town, Bear needs to go with you.  Please email or call
for more info: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED in Portales, NM. This is a rural, safe,
secure, and quiet area. No tobacco, drugs, children, pets, or
alcohol. Rent-free. No salary. Moderate duties. Must have an
outside income, and a vehicle. For more details please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

CARETAKER NEEDED for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The caretaker
is responsible for the in-season and off-season facility upkeep
and maintenance and oversight and execution of all capital
improvements. The facility will be kept and maintained as a
first-class summer camp with environmentalism as a core operating
principle. The caretaker will be responsible for proactively
inspecting and reviewing all aspects of the camp facility, and
suggesting and making repairs and upgrades as needed. The
caretaker must reside on the camp property. Must have extensive
hands-on experience repairing and maintaining buildings and
grounds, be a self-starter, with experience in multiple trades,
possess basic competencies in plumbing, electrical, and
carpentry; lawn care equipment repair; and tool maintenance, have
a valid New York State driver’s license, have the ability
to work independently and work well with others, and have the
ability to lift and move heavy equipment and materials. To apply,
please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NATURE PRESERVE CARETAKER VOLUNTEER needed. Assist with habitat
restoration, leading work projects, along with trail and
equipment maintenance. This is an unpaid position. To learn more
and to apply for this volunteer caretaker position please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A NEW YORK CITY ADULT COUPLE seeks a high-level expert
Housekeeper. They require someone with extensive experience
and/or professional training, especially in caring for fine
furnishings. A dedicated, professional, meticulous housecleaner
will find this to be a very rewarding position. Salary
commensurate with skills and abilities and includes benefits.
Please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MANAGER NEEDED to work long-term and full-time on a property
located in the Hudson Valley Highlands, 55 miles north of New
York City. The ideal candidate is progressive, open minded, and
an animal lover. Must be hardworking, dynamic, energetic,
experienced, trustworthy, self-motivated and well organized. In
short we need a renaissance person who can be at home with both
tradition and innovation. The 45+ acre property with magnificent
views of the Hudson Valley Highlands includes a modernist house,
a guest house, a pool house and a garage. Also included in the
property is an organic farm with small animals such as sheep,
goats, chickens, ducks, donkeys and guinea fowl. The property is
mostly used as a week-end and summer retreat. The main
responsibilities of the person who will accept the Manager
position will include the maintenance of all buildings including
the farm. The responsibilities also include not only general
maintenance but also light repairs. We offer a great salary, paid
vacation, separate fully furnished housing, and the exclusive use
of a vehicle. All utilities are paid by us including fast
internet connection and satellite TV. In addition we pay a
re-location fee and give a bonus at the end of each year of work.
If you have the above qualifications, and feel that your skills
fit our needs, please send your resume with references, photos
and salary requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a Retreat and Conference Center in the
Hudson Valley/Catskill Region. Looking for a competent person or
couple to report to Retreat Director and Facilities Manager. Must
be able to handle small isolated community, be strong and able
bodied, be able to work both independently and under supervision.
Carpentry, plumbing, electric, building and grounds maintenance
included. Facility assistance and set up during retreats. Hours
are variable and require person to be on grounds during retreats.
Salary, housing and insurance provided. Please contact 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RESIDENT/HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE NEEDED for a non-profit camp, located
60 miles north of NYC in Cold Spring, NY. Caretaker will have
year-round work, with a wide range of skills needed. Electric and
HVAC experience a plus. Must be okay with heights of up to thirty
feet. Housekeeper will have seasonal work from mid-spring to
mid-autumn. Competitive salary, health benefits, pension, house,
heat and electric included. Check us out at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email your
qualifications/resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

VOLUNTEERS needed for about four hours every day in exchange for
food and accommodation at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX starting
this October or later (we are booked up until then). Volunteers
need to be flexible. Depending on the time of year and your
particular skills you could be helping with track maintenance,
farm work, painting or repair work on buildings, cleaning,
kitchen work, gathering of seafood or helping guests to enjoy the
various activities such as, hiking, snorkeling and horse riding.
Normally you will join in with us on whatever we happen to be
working on at the time. Some days you might work a lot some days
not at all, depending on what we are doing. We like to think that
we live, not work so where living stops and work begins can
sometimes be hard to determine. Your daily life will bring you
into close contact with our paying guests. It is paying guests
who allow us to carry on our work to enhance the natural values
of our Park. Most are only here for a short time and it is up to
us to make sure that they get to do what they want and enjoy
themselves. You should enjoy meeting and talking to people from
all over the world who will probably want to know a lot about
you. It’s not that hard because they will be mostly fun
loving nature lovers who will have a high standard of basic
values, just like you in fact, if you are the sort of person who
will enjoy being here. We have no road access and trips to town
are infrequent. Your leisure time will be spent doing the things
you can do at the Park. This means you must enjoy the simple
pleasures that nature has to offer. Experiencing our lifestyle
should be the most important reason for coming here. Stay length
is negotiable but long stays are preferable. A week would be a
minimum, a month would be average and some have stayed for a
year. Having said that we acknowledge that it is hard to commit
to something like this without having experienced it so a trial
period for newcomers is always assumed both, for your sakes and
ours. We have enjoyed having our helpers and they have enjoyed
being here. That is the whole point of it all. To learn more,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Greensboro’s newest retirement
facility is seeking an assistant manager couple! We need a
compassionate two person team to serve as live-in assistant
managers working with active seniors. Must be people-focused
professionals with at least three years of management experience.
We offer a competitive salary, vacation, medical/dental/life
insurance, housing, meals, utilities, and the chance to make a
difference in the lives of our seniors. Please mail your cover
letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM COUPLE to live on a 12,000 acre
rural ranch property in southeastern Oklahoma. Main duties would
be housekeeping and grounds maintenance for the main and guest
house and immediate grounds, provide a security presence, some
cooking and assistance with entertaining when the owners, family
and or guests are on site. Competitive combined salary, benefits,
use of ranch vehicles of work purposes and housing provided.
Screening and background check will be required. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We grow over
100 varieties of organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, and
vegetables for our on-site restaurant and a local farmer’s
market. Work includes weeding, seeding, harvesting and going to
market. We recommend you stay at least one month. We have a
couple trailers and various large tents. There is also a hot tub
and outdoor kitchen. We expect volunteers to work between 35 and
40 hours per week. We are just one mile from town and one mile
from the river and we have bikes available. We do not host
children or pets. Volunteers can expect one to two meals cooked
by the restaurant on days it is open and can harvest farm produce
and cook in open-air kitchen. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE SEEK A COUPLE to caretake our property near Hood River, OR,
starting May 1. Responsibilities include mowing, weed-eating
gardening, and caring for our pets when we travel. This position
will be a trade: Fourteen hours of labor per week in exchange for
rent and utilities in a separate house on the property. Please
send resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NICE ROOM AVAILABLE on a dairy farm on the northern Oregon Coast
(only five miles to beautiful beaches) in exchange for book
editing and yard work, from six months to a year. Please email
your resume, letter about yourself, and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE opportunity for trustworthy person with
handyman skills. Live on 20 beautiful private acres in southern
Oregon. Water, garden, orchard, no power. Need own RV and 220
generator. Cabin available under certain circumstances. Start
August 15 – May 30, 2011. Possible long-term situation. No
drugs/alcohol. References required. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER WANTED. Maintain historic property in proper condition
for public tours and events. Cleaning and routine maintenance of
mansion interior with some light duties maintaining outbuildings
and grounds. Organized, physically capable, congenial,
independent individual/couple sought. Full-time residence
required in Mansion. Apartment provided. No smoking. Please
respond to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER AND COOK needed for a Pocono Mountains hunting club in
the Bushkill area starting April 1. We are seeking a full-time
couple. Cooking and maintenance experience is necessary. Housing,
health care and a small salary will be provided. To apply, please
email your letter of interest/resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a Resident Camp
Caretaker for our 75 acre XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in New
Hope, PA. The successful applicant will have a good mechanical
aptitude, have good people skills and be a self starter. Possess
handyman skills and be conversant in basic carpentry, basic
electrical and basic plumbing work. Experience with machinery
(Kubota tractor) and equipment (chain saw) is highly desirable.
Caretaker responsibilities include property maintenance, lawn
mowing, camp liaison, pre-and-post camp property inspections, and
other general duties. Youth Worker Registration will also be
required. The Community of Christ Church provides a family health
benefit plan and offers an individual family home with basic
utilities included. From its vantage point on the property, this
cottage style home has a beautiful lakefront view. Please submit
your income and vacation needs, letter of application, and resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a southeastern PA Farm. Duties
include extensive lawn care, maintenance, animal care, gardening,
hay farming, housekeeping, and pool care. Experience required.
Health and dental benefits, apartment, auto, and vacation
provided. Combined salary is negotiable. Please submit your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PUERTO RICO

CARETAKER NEEDED from April through June/July for a secluded
house on acreage in the mountains of central Puerto Rico. There
is a cool climate here, one hour to the north or south coasts.
Rent-free but no salary. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

NEED A HOUSE SITTER AND DOG WALKER from May 2 – 19, 2010.
My home is in Kirkcudbright, South West Scotland. I have two
dogs, a Springer Spaniel and a Jack Russell, and both are very
friendly. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEYCHELLES ISLANDS

SEEKING TWO HOUSEKEEPERS (preferably a couple) for a luxury villa
in a stunning location in the Seychelles. Duties will include
hands-on cleaning, maintenance, and laundry and ironing. General
maintenance gardening or to a higher level if you have the
skills. You will also be responsible for the security of the
property. You should have an eye for detail and be used to
looking after a luxury villa setting with high standards.
Candidates must have experience working in a private residence
and have high standards. Accommodations are provided on the villa
premises. For more details and to apply online with your resume,
please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOUTH DAKOTA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a luxury apartment complex. We are seeking a
dependable, highly motivated, self-starting individual for a
full-time caretaker position. Hours are Monday to Friday; 8am to
5pm. Must live on-site. Salary package includes insurance (life,
medical and dental), 401K and bonuses. Please send your resume
and references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or apply in
person. No phone calls please.

SPAIN

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in a Valencia villa with pool from June
through August 2010. We need someone to housesit for three months
this summer. We do have a cat to be cared for. Please call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SWEDEN 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in an area near Älvsbyn, Norrbotten
County, Sweden for six months to a year (a minimum of two months)
anytime from now through February 1, 2011. We need a house sitter
for our beautiful two story, red house in a village in northern
Sweden. Our home is surrounded by beautiful lakes and forests.
Please email Antonella for more details:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE

CARETAKERWANTED with handyman skills for a Tennessee River
property. No indoor pets. 13 hours week in exchange for room, 17
hours room/board nonpaid. Please respond with skill set,
references, history to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARRIED COUPLE wanted to maintain a 10 acre lake property in a
suburb of Nashville in return for full room and board. Must be
diligent, self-starters who like working outdoors and very handy.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

ASSISTANT GROUNDS CARETAKER needed in the Amarillo area. Must be
dependable, with farm equipment operation experience, and be able
to do wildlife and ranch headquarters’ yard/maintenance
work. Housing provided. Please email your resume and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH POSITION available for a couple, single person or others,
without children living with them. Position involves living on a
northwest Texas Panhandle Ranch. Duties include: cooking,
cleaning, laundry, some yard work and some maintenance for the
owners. A house will be provided. Please mail resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HUSBAND/WIFE CARETAKER TEAM NEEDED for three properties located
within a 40 mile radius in the Cypress, Texas area. Primary
residence consisting of 7,000 square feet and six acres, office
and shop campus of 3.5 acres and 4,000 square foot weekend home.
Accommodations for caretaker include a newly renovated two story
cabin. Utilities and mobile phone will be paid. Salary and
benefits negotiable. Full-time position. Must have reliable
transportation. Will be busy in summer months when grass is
growing and weekend house is used. Quite a bit of leisure time in
the winter. Please fax resumes and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for a younger couple to share an
established homestead, north of Brady, TX, with an older couple.
For more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AN RV PARK on the Guadalupe River in Tivoli is in need of a
couple or single RVer on a permanent basis to manage, do lawn
care and maintenance of its RV Park. The start date is as soon as
possible. Job skills/experience is helpful but not a requirement.
RV space, utilities and satellite TV furnished for agreed-upon
limited hours. Please mail resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TRADE HOUSE for chores and organic farming in the Blanco, TX
area. We are looking for an individual or couple to help us
create a sustainable farm. We have goats and chickens that need
to be fed daily, and a chicken coop cleaned as needed. The ideal
candidate would want to help us start with organically growing
produce and be willing to go to the Farmer's market weekly for a
portion of the proceeds. We have all of the necessary equipment,
tractor, tiller, drip irrigation system. Also, must be willing to
milk (two goats maximum) once a week. The property is rural, a
mile off of the asphalt, but a good road. The town is about 10
minutes away. You would be living on 25 acres by yourself.
Eventually we would like to build a few cabins to rent out
nightly or on a weekly basis. The property is in need of
landscaping and development but has rolling hills, and a lot of
oak trees. Would like to have someone who would like to develop
the property for agri-tourism. You would be living in a new two
bedroom house and have access to a workshop. Will trade house for
chores and approximately 12 hours of work per week. We will pay
for additional work hours. You need to be a self starter and
require minimal supervision. Please email a message why you feel
this is right for you to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN EXPERIENCED COUPLE is needed to manage a 45 unit franchise
hotel in South Texas. Salary plus accommodation provided.
Familiarity with computer software is preferred. Please fax your
resume to the General Manager at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER needed for a live-in position ASAP in the Alamo Heights
section of San Antonio. This is a flexible position for a caring
and strong individual to assist a lady with her every day needs.
Would be working with another live in. The house expenses and
utilities will be paid for, along with a car for errands, and a
monthly salary. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TURKEY

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. I have a beautiful home and 31 acres of farm
land with scenic views in Cal, Denizli, among the forest here. I
am a University Professor who previously taught at California
State University for many years and I now teach in Turkey.
Organic agriculture volunteers are expected to work only for
about four hours or less a day and the work is flexible according
to the preferences of the guests. Room and board are provided and
the guests will stay in a brand new two story duplex home. This
is like a comfortable vacation. The land has vineyards, various
fruit trees, pine trees, etc. and various agricultural crops such
as wheat, tomatoes, etc. The farm help operations may include
planting crops, irrigating the crops or harvesting crops, taking
care of soil and fruit trees, etc. This farm is quite new and a
motivated individual can also be involved in coordinating all the
organic agricultural activities in the farm and act like the farm
developer and director if he/she wishes. The volunteer will enjoy
free room and board in a totally private separate furnished
duplex (two story home) in a beautiful vacation resort like
environment and gain experience in organic farming and will get
to know a different country and a culture. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for pictures of the houses, farm, and
forest. Please email the owner, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
further information.

URUGUAY

GREAT OPPORTUNITY! HOUSESITTERS NEEDED in Piriapolis, Uruguay
– April 10 through December 15. We have eight houses on the
seashore in the Piriapolis area. Five houses have two bedrooms
and overlook the beach, one has one bedroom and overlooks the
beach, and there are two others that have three bedrooms and
overlook the rocky shore. Great fishing is nearby! Whales swim
right offshore! Remember that the season in South America is
opposite from the Northern hemisphere, so the dates that these
are available is from Fall through Winter and into Spring. Heat
is by fireplace, so you would need to be able to load logs.
Utilities are $200/month, including firewood. Don't be put off by
all this "fireplace and firewood" talk ... there are
many days even in the dead of winter that I would call
"T-shirt days". For more details, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Uruguay or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Para espanol:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References from past house sitters
available and we expect you to be able to provide references as
well. Thanks.

VERMONT

SOUTHERN VERMONT. Mt. Snow area organic farmette is looking for
entrepreneurial minded fun people for summer/fall. Private spot
for yurt or small RV, some room in the house. Commercial
opportunities also available. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER/PROPERTY MANAGER needed for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
from April – October. Will be responsible for the
oversight, and maintenance of the family compound in the
Champlain Islands with extensive grounds, and waterfront. The
position requires experience with grounds keeping, including care
and maintenance of equipment, some basic carpentry and plumbing,
ability to work independently, valid driver's license and the
ability to lift. Golf course experience is a plus. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for the Caretaker job application.

VIRGINIA

WE NEED A HOUSE SITTER for our home in the Town of Culpeper from
June 1 to August 31, 2010. We will be in Europe and need a
trustworthy housesitter to watch over our house and pets, and
clean the pool. If you are interested, you will need your own
car, demonstrate a love for pets, and provide at least four
checkable references. After we check references, we would like to
meet and have you stay here for one weekend in May, to ensure
compatibility with our three dogs and two cats. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs volunteers. We are a 50-acre
farm plus residential center. We rent space to small groups (10 -
20 people) and/or do our own programs where people come to renew
using organic raw food and juices plus emotional release and
spiritual renewal program. We have a one acre organic garden that
produces crops year-round. It provides for our family plus the
people who come to stay here and live in the center. The center
is an 80 year old dairy barn that has been completely remodeled
and has six bedrooms, five baths, big kitchen, dining and living
room plus a 1,200 sq ft exercise/dance room. We need people who
can work in the garden, the raw food-vegan kitchen, housekeeping,
grounds keeping and fence repair. Small carpentry projects are
always going on too. Weeklong stays are fine. When the center
isn’t being used people can stay there - almost every room
has its own bath. There are tent sites available in the summer by
the creek or in the pastures. We live 20 miles to nearest town so
you need transportation. Children - yes! Pets - no! English and
Spanish are spoken here. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOUNTAIN MAN NEEDED. Looking for a caretaker for our 60 acres of
old growth in the Washington Cascades, with a cozy cabin on a big
river. You’ll need to chop wood and haul water. There is a
nearby wilderness hot spring. Caretaker must be physically fit.
$600/month salary, and there is an additional part-time job
available. Start June 2010 or May 2011.  Please write Caretaker
Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE POSITION available at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located on the Olympic Peninsula.
This position would be ideal for a retired couple who enjoy
working in a rural setting. Residence/amenities with duties to
include the upkeep/sanitation/maintenance of a 440 acre
multi-functional facility with buildings. Strong management
skills preferred. To apply, please send a letter of interest and
resume to: Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Inquiries can call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER(S) WANTED for a beautiful rural property in the
foothills of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington State. We
provide modern cabin and utilities. Caretaker performs
maintenance work and looks after property and animals (goats and
cats) while we are away. The property is near Bellingham,
convenient to Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (preferred) or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COUPLE NEEDED to assist in the operation of a private camping
club on the Skagit River, WA from April to September 2010.
General RV park maintenance including a pool. People skills a
must. Approximately 20 hours a week each for salary and full RV
hook-up site. Please email your resume and up-to-date photo of
self and rig to Ken or Barbara at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PARK ATTENDANT/RESIDENTIAL CARETAKER needed for Mason County
Recreation Area Park in Shelton. This position provides security
and maintenance in exchange for a two bedroom apartment and
utilities. This position offers no wages. Applications are
available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX until the position is
filled.

WEST VIRGINIA

CAPABLE, MATURE, RELIABLE PERSON OR COUPLE needed as a caretaker
on small farm just outside Charleston. Must be able to handle and
care for horses and dogs. Must do barn work daily, general farm
repairs and must operate small equipment. Live in a private house
on the property. House and utilities provided plus salary. Please
reply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL needed to assist in the management of a
seven-cabin lakeside resort from mid-May to mid-October. Located
next to a scenic wilderness area famous for its pristine lakes
and old growth forest. Great canoeing, kayaking, hiking and
fishing. Duties include registration and care of guests and
cleaning and preparing cabins in-between guests. 20 to 30
hours/week in exchange for a private lakeside cabin and $30/cabin
rental stipend. Opportunities for extra income depending on your
handyman skills. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A CENTRAL WISCONSIN organic dairy and market garden farm, located
20 miles west of Wausau, WI, wants to share the experience and
rewards of living self-sufficient. Always wanted to start but
just...? Contact us for information about a great opportunity to
share our farm. Gardening, small-scale farming, land and animal
stewardship, and space to breath. This is a great opportunity for
an intern, college bound, job retired or ..." Garden sales
or dairy stipend available. Please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PARK MAINTENANCE HELP is needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
We are looking for a long-term (two to five months) park
maintenance volunteer(s) to perform light duty maintenance in the
park from May to September 2010. We are looking for energetic
applicants who would like to work in a campground setting located
on the Mississippi River main channel 30 miles south of La
Crosse, WI. Work can include painting, minor repairs and
assisting other maintenance staff. We require volunteers to work
24-30 hours per week per person in exchange for a RV site with
full hook-ups including 20/30/50 amp service. No weekend work and
a stipend may be available depending on the budget. All personnel
protective equipment will be furnished and onsite transportation
may be available. To apply, please mail your resume to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We are seeking an on-site caretaker
couple for a 105 unit elderly and disability housing development
located in Wausau. Duties include maintenance, repairs, cleaning,
lawn care, snow removal and some social activity planning.
Compensation includes a salary based on experience/abilities,
apartment, utilities and a generous benefit package. Please send
a resume or letter of qualifications to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Wisconsin: Mature male available for odd jobs; house
sitter; animal care. Flexible; honest; fair; compassionate
Christian; testimony inclusive. Concerned about helping the
homeless/abused. Enjoy cooking; available to travel; will
consider relocating. References available. Please write for more
details to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Middle-age married couple looking for a beachfront Villa
caretaking position. We both have extensive skills to offer,
from bookkeeping and accounting, gardening, landscaping, all
forms of construction, heavy equipment operator, plumbing,
electrical, woodworking, welding, etc. The area that we are
interested in is The Riviera Maya, Mexico. The Tulum, Sian Ka'an
biosphere area, would be preferred. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thanks.

Experienced caretakers/housesitters available beginning
June 2010. Will complete current seven month caretaking
assignment in May. Mature, dependable professional couple will
manage your home, yard, boat, mail, etc, including light
maintenance in your absence. Left executive careers to cruise on
our sailboat for six years. Sold boat, now caretaking property.
Prefer U.S. east coast, but flexible. Physically fit,
non-smokers, no pets. Professional careers included chief
operating officer for $17 million mental health agency and vice
president, publication's director for national trade association.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Professional facilities manager, 50-year-old male,
providing all services and security, no housing needed, excellent
references, Newport and Jamestown Rhode Island. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Situation sought in Portland Maine general area. Healthy,
conscientious, hard working, capable, responsible, positive,
nature-loving artistic woman in mid 40‘s seeks
house-sitting, caretaking, or house sharing arrangement in
coastal Cumberland County. Background in heath store field with
nutritional coaching/natural health-building work, and in museum
field with curatorial/educational history work. Experienced also
as: whole foods cook, detail-oriented housekeeper/home
maintainer, organic vegetable/flower gardener, compassionate
caregiver. Have lived 20 years in NH with stable jobs and have
good references. Wanting to relocate to general Portland area to
be closer to grown son and cultural opportunities of the region.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Farm/Ranch Management position wanted. I have experience
with all types of livestock, forage production, irrigation and
grazing management. I can work alone or manage a workforce. I am
dedicated, thoughtful and thrive on responsibility. Please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or leave a message at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Professional ranch working man looking for a caretaking
position that includes housing and salary. Experienced in
organic gardening, tree care, weed abatement, and grounds
maintenance. Willing to do domestic work, good with animals and
children. I have some experience working on mechanical equipment.
Currently employed at large ranch for the past six years caring
for large orchards and six dwellings. Previously worked at a
private golf course in locker room and clubhouse, was trusted
with clubhouse keys. Very trustworthy, loyal and hard-working.
Prefer position in Southern California but open to other options.
I can provide excellent references. Please call Steve at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Multi-skilled handyman seeks a paid manager/caretaker
position. Trustworthy, pleasant, non-smoking, non-drinking,
no drugs, flexible, no drama, dependable, 49-year-old healthy
male will repair and maintain your entire home and garden. 
Skills include: 35 years experience in framing and finish
carpentry; Painting; Plumbing; Electrical; Drywall;
Cabinetmaking; Flooring; Tile; Masonry; Landscaping and
Maintenance. Excellent references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Rhode Island Position Wanted: Mature, friendly couple (31
and 35 years). Experienced in equine management/pet-care, organic
gardening/landscaping, home renovation/repair. We prefer to be
within one hour from Bristol. Excellent resumes and references.
Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wanted -Housesitting - pet sitting - part-time care to help
with children. Mature women. I have owned businesses and
cared for dogs and cats. Organized, great disposition.
References. Prefer Italy, Greece, Spain. Compensation for skills
and responsibility level. USA email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional Property/Facility/Estate Manager available. A
complete professional is looking to secure a long-term position
utilizing 30+ years of successful experience in:
project/facility/construction/staff management, on-time/on-budget
management history, contract negotiation and vendor
administration, multiple project and property, coordination,
thorough experience in all trades and related light and heavy
equipment care and operation. Have a documented history of
honesty, discretion, dedication to employers, and a need to take
pride in our work. My wife and I are flexible geographically. A
resume including our reference list is available upon request.
Please contact Allen and Dianne by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to discuss your property needs. You
will not be disappointed in us as we will be an asset to your
property needs.

USCG Licensed Yacht Captain/Jack of all trades, based in
Maine would like to, with professionalism and distinction, care
for and run your vessel and/or property. Well educated, well
spoken and can do anything, from running your yacht anywhere in
the world, to building you a house. Complete with a stellar
personality and interesting life experience. Excellent references
available. Please call AXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Los Angeles Area Estate Sitter/Caretaker Available.
Working professional will provide excellent references for your
peace of mind, for exceptional pet care, home security,
package/mail collection and contractor management. I'm a 3x
homeowner, reliable, meticulous, very pet- savvy,
non-smoker/non-drinker with my own vehicle. Available April.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Aspiring Novelist Available for long-term salaried
employment starting spring 2011. USAF Academy trained. Honorably
discharged. Graduate of Longridge Writers. Age 27. Married
without children. Non-smoking/drinking. Reasonably nearby
university with postgraduate engineering program required for my
wife. Estates in England/Ireland/Scotland receive special
consideration. References provided. Please contact:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Summer 2010 house sit wanted in a cool climate (above
4,000' elevation) in western US or Canada for one to three
months. Fourteen years experience, great references.  Please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with your phone number.
Thank you.

Personalized care for your home while you are away. One
month minimum. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is domiciled at The
Villages, FL reliable and detailed oriented Villages residents
will visit your home weekly and ensure everything is okay and
update you weekly. Checklist provided. Extras available i.e.:
painting, transport to and from airport, mail pick up etc. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Retired senior wants position as a caretaker/manager RV
Park in the San Antonio, Texas area in exchange for full
hookups. Would consider other areas as well. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced professional couple looking for a permanent
caretaking position for your business or home. We are well
organized, responsible and have a good understanding of meeting
people’s needs. We are currently working on a non-profit in
northern California that provides respite and retreat for people
with disabilities. Please contact Marilyn at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Quiet Sonoma/Mendocino caretaker with many skills and
excellent references! Please mail Paul at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

City House Sitter:  Professional educated mature male.
Very clean, quiet, organized, outgoing, great sense of humor,
responsible, non-smoker/alcohol, bondable, valid driver’s
license, B.A. degree, healthy, very active, early retired fire
department, animal lover, open minded and versatile, financially
secure with my own southern California home. Interested in U.S.
city short term, International long term, but will consider all.
I do this as an opportunity to travel. Thank you for reading.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced Professional French American Couple, Retreat
leaders On The Path, seeking caretakers, personal assistant
position, Property management, B&B etc. Loves cooking, pets,
Massage therapist, Life Coach, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Club Med
Experience, Maintenance and Construction. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple seeks permanent caretaker position. Need housing
and stipend or outside work for personal needs. Medium-Large dog
comes too. Both mature, multi-faceted and eclectic. He's 56,
she's 45. Both intelligent, open minded. Love nature, not cities.
He's an Engineer, very inventive. Currently Office Administrator
and Computer technician for a one man office. She's currently
Housekeeper at a public facility.  Any skills needed we very
likely have. For more information please go to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Mature, responsible, single female. Previous small
business owner most recently with dude, guest and resort ranch
management experience. (Enjoy marketing and being a "hands
on" employee who likes to stay busy). Interested in a year
round position in that field but will consider other options.
Love to travel, camp, hike, fish, snowmobiles and ATVs and
horseback riding. Relocation not a problem for the right
opportunity. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
leave a message at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Housesitting/petsitting position wanted for Montgomery County
Maryland or surrounding counties. Available from end of March
through October for 1-4 weeks. Excellent references available.
Please contact Jane at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Extraordinaire house/ pet sitter available. Professional,
experienced retired lady. Available anytime, anyplace, long-term
welcome. Sterling references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature woman, 44 with 9-year-old homeschooled son seeks
position with stipend. We are both quiet and hardworking. We
provide loving care for your animals and property. I have worked
with dogs, cats llamas and horses. Preferably in the Pacific
Northwest, but will consider other areas. Have camper. Resume
available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please email Lori at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker/Caregiver available for live-in or 24 hour care.
I specialize in medical recovery and terminal care but also have
broad experience with property and animals. I prefer mountain
areas and have a passion for “peace”. Excellent
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
info. Love & Light.

Mature, enlightened educated woman in early 50's seeks
long term home assistant/home sitting position with a friendly
yet busy professional couple or family in the Hamptons beginning
Spring 2010. I am a talented cook, specializing primarily
healthy, nutritious fare; pet and garden friendly. I have
extensive experience in event planning in addition to managing a
home, professional and personal positions in the area of senior
companion care. I have also assisted in the day-to-day operations
of privately owned restaurant/spa and fitness center in Western
N.C. Please feel free to contact Michele at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I would love to be a helpful
addition to your busy household.

Back door is locked front door is locked. Who’s at
home watching the house? American caretaker/security. Let’s
negotiate. Free Resume. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple available: seeking year round caretaking position.
Daily care of horses, cattle, maintenance of barns, fences,
pastures, lawns, housekeeping, errands. Experienced with absentee
owners, mountain and high altitude living. Salary negotiable,
excellent references, non-smoking/ drinking/ drugs. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Geologist, retired after 30 years with FS. Active
62-year-old female in good health and highly professional,
seeking a nonpaying position for housekeep, ground maintenance,
gardening, animal care (experience with stock), security, some
cooking or similar.  Need only small cabin.  Am experienced in
rustic living, no power etc. chopping wood, once a month shopping
etc. Prefer mostly quiet, solitude, and privacy.  Activities
including, hiking, birding, sewing, reading, drawing and
gardening.  Non-smoker, no drugs and minimal drinking.  I have a
well mannered old border collie and two cats.  References.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Responsible outgoing couple seeks
long-term live-on- site position for individual, or family doing
property maintenance/management. Can also provide elder
care/child care, light housekeeping, house sitting, and pet care.
Trustworthy and loyal with extensive and varied skills we would
be an asset to your household. Summary of Qualifications:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 
- Property management experience:  Eight plus years previous
employment as a Nanny/Professional House Sitter - Experience
caring for an invalid parent as a live-in care giver - Employed
as a Language Arts Tutor - Seven years training in the field of
Education - Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education,
University Northern Colorado, Greeley - Bachelor’s Degree
in Special Education, University Northern Colorado, Greeley -
Master’s Degree in Special Education, University Northern
Colorado, Greeley - Eight years teaching experience Colorado
public schools - Extensive international travel Experience - I
possess a positive, nurturing personality with an abundance of
Patience - Highly organized, I can multi-task and supervise
several individuals/activities at once - Extremely trustworthy
and loyal, have CBI as well as international background check. 
Summary of Qualifications: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
- Ten plus years Building and Construction experience; including,
but not limited to plumbing, electrical, boiler heat, heating and
air conditioning, appliance repair, pool and hot tub operations
certified - Two years Property Manager/Maintenance experience -
Experience with the following computer software; Sersoft, One
Site, Word Perfect,  Microsoft, Windows 95-XP and Epro - Fifteen
plus years in the field of Culinary Arts - Ten plus years
Building and Grounds Maintenance - EPA and CPO certified - Three
years experience working in an assisted living facility - Highly
efficient, motivated worker, friendly yet professional - Willing
and eager to take on new challenges/responsibilities. Look
forward to hearing from you, contact us for further information.
Regards, Marsha and Rich, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

New Mexico ranch maintenance position sought. West or
South central mountains preferred. Strong maintenance, weak
critter and crop skills. Able to pass background and whiz
quizzes. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX(CST), or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Australia any coastal/island location - responsible lady
mid 40's seeking caretaking position. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Husband and wife team looking for caretaking position in
Belize or Southern Mexico. We have pets but no kids. We also
have a small ocean skiff. Our combined skills include:
carpentry/mechanics/landscape/animal care. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for more info.

"Best of the Best" Single, mature woman seeking
a live-in Excellent Housekeeping position with a couple or
individual who would love to hire a dependable, honest,
energetic, non-smoking/drinking, no pets or children, versatile
woman. I have extensive experience as: Excellent Housekeeper,
personal assistant, house management, caregiving (CNA).
"Have Bags Will Travel." I love nature, gardening,
reading, hiking, good music, cooking, cleaning and always willing
to learn new experiences. Excellent references. You would not be
disappointed in hiring me. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Got Fish? White male, 54, looking for paid, permanent year
round position as manager/caretaker/handyman/chef, at
hunting/fishing Lodge type property, to finish out my working
years. Grew up in south Florida so fishing/winged hunting is my
passion, carpentry/cooking my hobby, and all phases of home
restoration/remodeling my living. Own my business, The Home
Craftsman, and have worked for myself since the early 90's.10
years food service with four on a submarine. Five years
hospitality with Holiday Inn prior to Navy. Have also operated
bobcats, mid size excavators/front end loaders. I tend to treat
people like I have known them all my life. Am looking for NE-NW,
available after 1st of May, have a squeaky clean personal and
driving record. If you need it, and I don't know it, I'll learn
it. For more information on how much I think of myself please
email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced Professional Woman seeking caretakers/personal
assistant position in the San Francisco Bay Area. Health
conscious, and immaculate with a warm and friendly disposition. 
Loves children, pets, entertaining and well organized. Self
employed since 1977 with an entrepreneurial spirit. Have a keen
ability to understand people’s needs and take
responsibilities seriously. Resume, references and personal photo
available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional team looking for a caretaker/ranch
foreperson/manager position. Available as a team or
individually. Presently in California but geographically
flexible. Man currently employed as ranch foreperson with
extensive experience in orchard care, maintenance and repair of
buildings and grounds, plumbing/irrigation, construction, road
maintenance, horse and animal care, food production,
horticulture/organic gardening. Can operate, maintain and repair
all types of equipment from heavy to light. Woman currently
employed as piano and voice teacher willing to do housework. Both
have extensive knowledge of alternative nutrition, supplements,
and food preparation vegetarian/vegan/raw. Excellent references
available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call Tom
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced caretaker management couple desires long term
employment in the Western United States. Skilled in all aspects
of property maintenance, administration, Housekeeping, Equine
care, Security and Equipment operation. Professional background,
college educated. Can pass background and drug and alcohol
checks. Available upon acceptance. Please contact John at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

As a homeowner, gardener, and pet-lover, I know how
important it is to find the right person to look after my home
when I'm away. That's why I can take care of yours. A
49-year-old, energetic woman looking for short- or long-term
housesitting/pet-care in Gulf Coast, Florida, mid-April through
November 2010. All positions considered, from weeks to months.
Enjoy gardening, cooking, walking dogs and petting cats, and
volunteering at animal shelters (including an elephant
sanctuary!). Can provide meals/occasional care to people, too. A
Ph.D., former professor, and freelance writer, I live quietly,
without tobacco, alcohol, or drugs. Good references. Happy to
undergo background/police checks. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Peaceful conscientious creative couple looking for
long-term housesitting/caretaking position, hopefully a year but
open. Prefer natural private setting in warm climate. Very handy,
wide-ranging skills, mature honest experienced. References.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced, professional couple seeks private caretaking
position in New England with housing. Resume includes extensive
estate/property management in Newport, RI and Biltmore Forest,
NC. Background includes historic preservation/landscape design,
sustainable and organic gardening, forestry mgt., farming,
culinary expertise, working with vendors/contractors, budget
management, security and housekeeping. Responsible and mature
with impeccable references which are available upon request.
Please email serious inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

In exchange for private quarters, writer with dog will be
your reliable, helpful full-time presence doing light caretaking,
office work, cooking or yard/garden work. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker/Personal Assistant - Property, Household, Farm
Responsible, organized, reliable, friendly, results oriented,
mature, hard-working, health conscious woman with Computer
Skills/Quicken, excellent driving record CDL 'A'. Great with
children, Equine and small pet experience. Extensive knowledge of
horse show industry. Extremely motivated to applying my
competencies to your projects. Available May 1, 2010. Info and
references: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

58-year-old woman looking for a paid live-in position as
companion/helper for elderly or single person who needs help
taking care of house, cooking, cleaning, errands, driving, light
assistance, etc. Please no serious conditions that would require
a nurse. I am only a companion/helper. I do not smoke, drink or
use drugs. Like animals. Would like a position possibly in Kansas
(where I am originally from). I love the country. Have a vehicle.
If interested you may email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Thank you.

Manager Available for Commercial Landscape and/or Estate
Management. Landscape Design, Installation, Maintenance, Golf
Course Construction and Maintenance plus Field and Container
Nursery Establishment. Forty plus years experience: Florida, the
Bahamas, Society Islands (Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea),
Caribbean and Central America.  ASLA- American Society of
Landscape Architects award winner. Outstanding references. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible couple with caretaking experience seeking
situation within 45 minutes of Bristol, Rhode Island beginning in
August. He was previously a professional carpenter and is
currently finishing law school. She is highly experienced with
equine management, landscaping, organic gardening, carpentry and
general animal care. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Extraordinary couple with over 25 years of experience is
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Just turned 50 and at a point where I can go where I want and
do what I want. Would like a permanent position as Personal
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exchange for housing and health insurance. My only experience is
my own life experience and I am able to perform any of these
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working career and own my own transcription business. Can provide
personal references as requested. Please contact Tami at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you for offering me this
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Mature female seeks employment as a home sitter.
Semi-retired after 22 years in management. Hospice volunteer for
10 years. Homeowner since 1970. Extremely reliable, customer
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their homes (pets too). I am geographically flexible. Excellent
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email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Gen-X married couple, discreet, good instincts, with
property management and catering credentials, service heart and
passion to be the best. Seeking team assignment, accepted to
Household Management School but prefer a firm job offer before
additional specialized training. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature, honest, and responsible animal lover with a
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email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Recently retired professional couple seeking caretaking
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give our home and pets plenty of TLC and would do the same for
you. Excellent references. Please email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Male caretaker living and working in the UK is looking for
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range of skills. I am currently at a large school in the UK. I am
very open to offers in any country and any type of work. Please
contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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