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                            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 171st ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                               Volume 29,
Number 3

May/June 2011                                      ISSN
1074-3642 
 
HIGHLIGHTS

- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 120+ caretaking opportunities in 36 states
and 17 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Phoenix Hocking - Adventures in Alamos
- 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”.

ALABAMA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in northeast Alabama, needs volunteers. We
grow and sell various types of berries, herbs, vegetables, and
bedding plants. With 55 acres there is a variety of features
including greenhouses, pastures, fields, meadows, ponds, creeks,
woods, and beaver dams. Other topics include Permaculture, making
pottery, organic gardening, chickens, ducks, geese, cats, dogs,
wildlife, and will consider new projects that you might like to
pursue such as alternate energy sources. We provide room and
board, basic necessities, and local transportation. Long term
volunteering, a month or more, is preferred. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ALASKA 

HOMER, ALASKA. Need caretakers for picturesque, historic log
cabins on working Alaska pioneer homesteads: 1) Remote, special
beachside cabin on 50 acres, watch small cow herd, maintain
fences. Wood stove, propane lights and cooking, no plumbing or
electric. 2) Private room in large two story log house, on a
historic 600 acre homestead and Museum (since 1940's), share
facilities and common area, help with farm, garden, haying,
orchard, answer phone, over see workers, check in travelers, etc.
Horses, garden, beach, trails, sauna, chickens, interesting
pioneer family and neighborhood. Lots to do in Homer in your
spare time (Art galleries, fishing, and hiking). Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. To learn
more, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

CARETAKER WANTED from June 1 -September 5, 2011 on a remote
Fishing Lodge, 80 miles west of Anchorage. For more information,
please visit our website at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA 

I AM IN NEED of a caregiver, gardener, and pet sitter type
individual. Good references required. I have an acre property in
Prescott, AZ, in the high country, not desert. I have a sweet
little cabin called the Treehouse. Pictures available.
88-year-old man with some very early stage Alzheimer who needs
about three - four days a week care of about two - four hours a
day. Wonderful property close to downtown Prescott. Lots of free
time. Free rent with a small salary. I have five dogs, two cats
and a flock of happy hens. The gentleman is a happy guy and easy
to care for, needs some personal care, help taking showers and
simple meals. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED, couple preferred, on a remote cattle ranch in
northern Arizona in the cool pines, north of Flagstaff. Our
nearest neighbor is two miles away. You will need your own
4-wheel-drive to get around in this 6,000 elevation. Duties
include: light livestock  feeding  as  needed,  starting  the
generator, watching over the place, and building a fire each
morning in the main house. No salary. Utilities, meat, and space
for a motor home or trailer parking available in exchange for
caretaker duties. Would like to find caretakers who can stay here
long-term, since we travel a lot. We will need to do a background
check on all applicants. Please email why you would be interested
in this long-term caretaker position and include references who
we can contact to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARKANSAS

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY available for a hardworking, full-time
couple at a private hunting and fishing lodge in rural
southeastern Arkansas. Housing provided. Couple teams preferred
(no young children please). Duties include: yard work, security,
cooking, repair, maintenance, light carpentry, bush hogging,
mechanical repair and maintenance of ATV’s/small
tractors/out- boards, plumbing, roof repair as necessary, minor
welding, pet care for hunting dogs kept on site, vegetation
control, building and repair of duck blinds, deer stands, cooking
year round potentially several times per week for groups up to
twenty people, security patrol of thirty-five hundred acre
property, project management on small construction and repair
projects, small CAT/backhoe work, food plot preparation,
unimproved road maintenance, provision/stocking of facility,
light electrical work, daily cleaning of facility (including
floors, windows, bedding, bathrooms, etc.), game skinning
/cleaning/preparation, intense work and long hours during ninety
day hunting season. Individuals must have good attitude and
ability to serve guests. Wonderful home provided separate from
hunting facility, basic utilities included. Location is
approximately twenty miles from nearest town, comprised of
wetlands, hardwood forest and row crop farmland. People who are
honest, love outdoors, nature, working outside and can manage
their own time will love this work. Small wood working shop and
power tools located on site. Facility has been managed since
early eighties. Procedures, rules and instructions are well
established in the handbook with policies provided. Individuals
must have ability to cooperate with independent farm personnel
who work cropland on property. To apply, please email your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dear Gary, The Caretaker Gazette got very quick results for us.
Our new ad for a caretaker that ran in the Gazette got us many
applicants so far. More than we've ever had from other sources.
All the applicants who responded appear to be good candidates for
our position. We're so glad we heard about the Gazette and
advertised for a caretaker with you. Thanks for a job well done!
J. M., Los Angeles, CA

Hi Jim, thanks for your message. I'm happy to hear that your
caretaker wanted ad that ran in the Gazette received a great
response from qualified applicants for your caretaker position.
With a pool of good candidates to choose from, it sounds like
your property will be in very good hands.

Hello Gary! I just want to thank you so much for this great
service. All the people who have contacted me in response to my
Situations Wanted ad in the Gazette sounded terrific. I ended up
accepting a long-term housesitting position in Texas! Just what
I've been hoping for, getting to a warmer southwestern climate.
So far so good! M. W., Texas via Michigan

Hi Marie, congratulations on the positive response to your ad
and for finding a housesitting position! Please keep in touch and
let us know how things are going. Maybe we'll feature you in a
Caretaker Profile in a future issue of the Gazette.

Hi Gary, I get numerous new positions emailed directly to my
email address every week from The Caretaker Gazette, but there
are usually just three or four new positions in each of the
emails you send to me. I have an online subscription.
Shouldn’t I be getting your Gazette issues emailed to me
with more positions? Please let me know about this. Thanks. H.
W., Salem, OR

Hi Henry, thanks for writing. When you entered your online
subscription order at www.caretaker.org a thank you message would
have appeared on your screen with instructions for accessing your
issues. For online subscribers like yourself Henry, we are unable
to email issues because too many Internet Service Providers block
our large email messages. Online subscribers can log into our
website at www.caretaker.org anytime using their email address
and password to get their 16 page issue. Each 16 page issue has
positions that are not in the email updates – so it is
important for online subscribers to log in to get each issue. If
any online subscriber needs help logging into their account, they
can email us anytime at caretaker@caretaker.org and we will be
glad to email back very easy log in instructions. Henry, I have
just emailed your log in directions to you - please save these
directions so you can refer to these directions anytime you want
to log in to www.caretaker.org. If you have any questions, please
feel free to email us. All subscribers, both online and print,
who have provided us with an email address, receive our email
updates each week containing new listings. We have many postal
subscribers who don’t use computers, who have given us an
email address from a co-worker, friend, or one of their children
so we can email updates to them, even if they don't use computers
themselves.

I would like to thank you all at the Gazette. I have procured a
caretaker’s position through your pages and in doing so
will be fulfilling a long time dream of mine, relocating out
west. I cannot tell you what this opportunity means to me but
would like to offer my sincerest thanks for providing a forum to
discover these opportunities. Thank you, P. C. East Lyme CT

Thanks for the update Pat. We wish you the best in your new
caretaker opportunity out west!

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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 REQUIRED for a small bed & breakfast in Central
Wheatbelt (Nungarin). Light duties and gardening required in
return for a small wage. A large three room living quarters will
be provided. This would be suitable for a couple or retiree.
Please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Darwin,
NT. The caretaker can be with or without own caravan. For more
details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A LOCAL RESORT has a position available for an energetic person
willing to learn the role of a Caretaker Manager. Please mail
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER/MANAGER needed for Queensland boarding kennels.
We own dog and cat boarding kennels located on 30 acres at Nerang
in the Gold Coast hinterland. We require a live-in
manager/caretaker, to commence as soon as possible. Accommodation
will be provided in basic cottage (two bedrooms, study,
bathroom/toilet, kitchen, sunroom, lounge and patio) in return
for three days work per week. Power included. Extra paid days
available if needed. Work entails kennel cleaning and
maintenance, animal care and grooming, basic administration of
customer bookings, telephone enquiries, and maintenance of
acreage around kennels and cottage. Suitable for someone/couple
who enjoys rural life. Need to be available during peak holiday
periods and weekends and occasionally full-time when owners are
away (full pay). Practical animal experience and good skills with
the public are essential, as is a sound level of physical
fitness, as manual labor is involved. Rural background preferred.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER COUPLE REQUIRED for a busy caravan park in Woorim,
Queensland, on Bribie Island, catering to both long-term and
tourist business. This position is for approximately four days
per week (Friday and Monday including) and holiday relief.
Experience in a similar role desirable. Accommodation provided.
An Australian Business Number is required. Please fax your
application (maximum two pages) to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed for a small Gold Coast horse property.
This position would be suitable for a retired person with horse
and machinery experience. Free air-conditioning provided in a
granny flat for the caretaker. Please phone
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BELIZE

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

CARETAKER WANTED. Must have ranch and horse experience. Looking
for a long-term experienced horse handling/ranch care person.
This would be great for a contractor/handyman in exchange for
rent. No smoking, parties, or drama! Need current verifiable
references. 2 - 2.5 hours of daily care mornings and evenings or
way less time depending exactly how experienced, organized,
motivated, and efficient you are! There are only two horses and
one pony, when there is time: handyman, maintenance, and or
landscaping tasks. Includes city water, satellite, electricity,
and wi-fi. Use of washer and dryer is negotiable. Liability
prohibits any non-owner small pets or children. Please fax all
recent references and details of your current living and working
situation to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

FARM CARETAKER needed on the central California coast. Must be
able to do weed abatement for the orchards and buildings, along
with light maintenance, for 15 to 20 hours weekly. Animal and
watering duties will be required when the owners are gone. A
small apartment will be provided on a very pretty ranch. We can
only accept single applicants for this non-salaried position.
Please email your experience and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OLDER ENERGETIC COUPLE (between the ages of 40 - 60) desired as
long term guests for one of my mountain cottages in the bottom of
a canyon located four miles from I-80 and one hour east of
Sacramento. Keep all gold found in river; fish off porch. Must be
OK in a very remote location. Should be a handyman type with
common sense. Need income, 4WD truck, generator, computer, and
phone. Off grid experience recommended. No addictions, no
illnesses, and no children. This is not a job. Must be able to
pass drug and criminal background tests. Please send references
and background info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER WANTED: Experienced, physically fit person needed as a
caretaker for a private ranch/vineyard in Aptos, California. This
is a long-term, full-time position. Duties would include but not
limited to: security, landscape maintenance, general handyman and
basic auto maintenance. Applicant should be a self-starter with
the ability to work independently and perform regular duties
without close supervision. Compensation would include salary
(based on experience), on-site private residence (propane not
included) and vehicle for work related purposes. Must pass a
background check, work well with people, and possess a valid US
driver's license. Please fax XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email your
cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS WANTED in Pollock Pines. A two bedroom/one bath mobile
home will be available in exchange for help around the ranch.
There is room for horses, and knowledge of horses will be a plus.
I 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.
We live in generator country - so a generator is required. 
Please send a letter with your phone # to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SINGLE OR COUPLE WANTED to manage our two pet friendly mountain
vacation rentals on a ranch in the San Diego Backcountry. Rustic
but comfortable lodging provided in renovated barn with lots of
workspace as well. Animals OK, horses OK. Internet and satellite
TV free, space for organic garden. In exchange for lodging, we
need you to clean and prepare houses for guests, take care of
trash, answer the phone, greet and orientate guests. Maintenance
including things such as repairs, changing out propane tanks,
hauling firewood, washing windows, yard maintenance etc. Total
time spent per month is about 60 hours give or take … less
in the summer but more in the winter because of the need for
firewood … all houses heat primarily with wood. Must be
attentive to detail with good housekeeping skills, responsible,
honest, drug free, strong, healthy, like animals, hiking and
people. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with resume and
personal info. Could work into permanent position … start
in Spring.

CARETAKER NEEDED in Cottonwood, CA. Must have your own
trailer/5th wheel. Will need to feed horses, and do yard work. To
learn more, please visit: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER needed in Apple Valley. Looking for a man
who can be caretaker for three horses. Duties include daily
feeding, watering cleaning pens, and some small ranch type
repairs as needed. The property is 2.5 acres, fenced, quiet and
in a rural setting. Has room for your trailer or camper, or may
live in small travel trailer on the property, for exchange of
duties. Utilities and food included. Room for you to set up a pen
for your horse. Miles of riding trails are available in the area.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further info. 

SINGLE NATUROPATH WANTS TO SHARE RANCH. Hello, my name is Susan
and I own a beautiful, historic piece of land in Fairplay, CA
(Sierras) with stone outcroppings, access to wilderness trails,
local wineries and wonderful sandy soil to grow just about
anything organic. I’m a student of physical and etheric
healing therapies and herbology with an interest in horses and
animal health. Help with training my Spanish Mustangs, i.e.,
could do a carriage tour business through the local wineries or
start a riding clinic or healing retreat. I’m looking to
connect with other people who appreciate a positive lifestyle
involving live foods and natural healing. It would be wonderful
to even meet a partner who brings experience and knowledge to the
table. I do have a county permitted trailer space with full
hookups and/or a bedroom or two (How about a separate duplex or
master suite?) as my home is very large with an ozonated hot tub
on the deck and a cold plunge right next to it. Want to help
build a lap pool, or a garage apartment, or a separate cottage?
There’s a National Champion black walnut tree, winter
creek, organic garden, old barn, pastures and the Cosumnes rivers
nearby. If anyone is interested or knows of someone who may be
wanting to share an existence in this magical area (or another),
please contact Susan at the following: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

CARETAKER/MANAGER needed. We need an experienced, reliable,
live-in caretaker for a two building, 84 suite complex, on the
south side of Edmonton. Some duties include: managing, general
maintenance, cleaning and extensive grounds keeping. Please fax
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for Scott's Inn. A minimum of
two years experience in similar environment preferred. Good
customer skills a must. Accommodation provided. Please send your
resume to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on our 75 acres, 50 acres rolling organic hay
fields, five acres of a former gravel quarry, a few ponds, and a
little river running through the acreage. The land was recently
acquired, so there is no housing on it yet. We'll be focusing on
earthship construction, as we've got the perfect southward facing
slopes for it. We're basically looking for anyone who can make at
least a two week commitment, preferably with farming experience.
Conditions will be really primitive; living in tents, outdoor
kitchen (should have a geodesic dome up pretty fast though),
solar showers, etc. For a volunteer, there are some positives and
negatives to being involved at our early stage of development
here. On the negative side, obviously, there are the
non-luxurious living conditions. On the positive side, especially
for someone with experience, there's a lot of opportunity for
independent projects, depending on your time commitment, such as
taking on a plot of the annual garden to manage yourself, or
heading up the tree planting aspect. If you were to make a full
season commitment, we could look at you having your own income
generating project (cut flowers, herbs, preserves, etc.). Please
visit our website XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more info.

MOBILE HOME PARK MANAGER needed, west of Edmonton, Alberta. We
are searching for a personable, experienced, reliable couple for
a 300+ pad mobile home park in Hinton, Alberta. Computer and
handyman skills are required. Must be bondable. To apply, please
fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WANTED: a mature, responsible person for a temporary caretaking
position for approximately two to three months in two condos in
Saskatoon. Must have knowledge of boilers, cleaning, be
mechanically inclined, must get along well with others, and must
be able to work independently. Please fax your resume:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKERS/MANAGERS POSITION available for a mobile home park in
Sorrento, BC. We prefer a husband and wife team with handyman
skills who like to do yard work and enjoy dealing with the
public. Please fax a resume with covering letter to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARIBBEAN

HOUSESITTER NEEDED from June 1st to November 1st on Vieques, a
beautiful, unspoiled Caribbean island paradise, eight miles off
the eastern tip of Puerto Rico. The housesitter(s) (a single man,
woman, or couple) gets a first floor apartment, which has two
bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and living room. The House is
located right above a small bay, so hearing the gentle surf is a
serious plus. The view is spectacular, and it's only 50 steps to
a beach. It's quiet and tranquil... an excellent location for a
writer, Artist, or computer based businessperson. The reasons for
having a house sitter stay here is for security, taking care of
my indoor-outdoor cat, two outdoor cats, and basic
gardening/grounds keeping. Vieques has almost no crime. There's
petty thievery though. So if a house is left vacant, it could be
broken into. This is not a salaried position. In return for
taking care of the cats, house and grounds... free rent,
utilities, cable TV, high speed internet and free Local telephone
calls are offered. (The use of a car, or scooter, could also be
included.) There's work on Island for people with excellent
masonry, house painting, electric, plumbing and carpentry skills.
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
include a recent photo, a bio/resume or letter of introduction,
and three checkable references, in a single email reply sent to
CaretakerGazette@gmail.com (and please put: "Vieques
Housesitting Assignment" in the subject-line for
screening).

COLOMBIA 

ISLAND CARETAKER needed for a beach house on Baru Island. Baru
Island is close to Cartagena in Colombia and is a fast developing
area. For more details and caretaker requirements, please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

LOOKING FOR AN OLDER LADY to exchange help for a fully furnished,
lovely new apartment in Boulder, long-term. Help with two small
dogs and plants and occasional help in the home. I have a
full-time housekeeper. Looking for someone who is neat,
non-smoking, and must have a car. Please respond via email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTERNS NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX a small family owned farm
in western Colorado. Our farm is bordered by the North Fork of
the Gunnison and we have wonderful views of the mountains that
surround Paonia. We grow a wide variety of veggies with salad mix
being a big time consumer. We need help irrigating, planting,
weeding and harvesting. We go to two farmers' markets and sell to
wholesalers. We are willing to talk about a flexible schedule
allowing time for exploring in the area. All farm produce and
eggs are available for your consumption. We do offer a stipend.
This stipend is based on five days or 40-50 hours a week. Housing
is in a beautiful rustic cabin by the river, surrounded by
cottonwoods, birds, deer, beaver, quiet, and views of the
mountains! There is no electricity or running water in the cabin,
but we do have both up at the barn and shop. There is a kitchen
area, sitting area, loft and porch in the cabin. We have a
composting toilet and solar shower bag for your use at the cabin.
For more details, please contact  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

A BAMBOO HOUSE is available for you in the mountains of Costa
Rica, on nine acres, secluded with a 10 foot waterfall on the
property. We need long-term caretakers, with minimal duties. We
have many fruit trees, no electricity currently - but is coming
soon, a gravity water system, and composting toilet. We are 20
minutes from Dominical beach and surfing. Please email for
pictures at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
The caretaker must be reliable and responsible and be a
sustainable lifestyle type.  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (an 85-acre
off-the-grid beachfront permaculture, organic farm, botanical
collection and eco-lodge). We are located on the southern
Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, south of Puerto Viejo. Our mission
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is to educate people about the ideals of
permaculture and sustainability. Our houses are built from local,
fallen trees, solar panels provide our electricity, we compost
our leftover food, make our own dirt and our chickens provide
eggs for us to eat. To support our diet and local communities, we
grow over 100 tropical fruits, vegetables, herbs, medicinal
plants and shop locally. Our washing and drinking water is
collected rainwater from our water-catchment system. In addition
to living as sustainably as possible, we are dedicated to
teaching environmental awareness and consciousness. As such, we
invite new people to visit the farm whether as part of an
educational or retreat group or as a guest for a few nights.
Here, you get to be immersed in a sustainable-living,
energy-conscientiousness, off the grid experience, complete with
composting toilets, hand powered grinders, extremely loud howler
monkeys and a complete lack of any extraneous noise. Where else
could you experience a power outage from leaving a light on or
have entertainment consist of dancing around the fire and taking
mud baths in the nearby river? We believe XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
a unique place and one that has much to teach about the things we
take for granted, the power of shared intention and the beauty of
living a simple, unplugged life. As such XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX's
door is open to those who wish to contribute to the farm,
experience a new way of life and catch a glimpse of our beautiful
jungle farm and eco-lodge! Our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
contains a wealth of information about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
how you and others can visit us throughout the year. You can
email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE AND WORK IN PARADISE in Nosara, Costa Rica.
We are looking for the right mature, well-balanced couple, who
are interested in a positive lifestyle, and would like to help us
operate and grow our small Bed and Breakfast/Health Retreat
Center. We are located in Nosara, in a tropical jungle, just a
four minute walk to the secluded white sand beach. Our facility
has six rooms, and caters to friendly, nature loving tourists
from around the world. We also hold weeklong workshop-retreats
including: yoga, meditation, dance, writing, health, art, natural
building, and Permaculture This work/live opportunity offers you
a simple satisfying lifestyle in a beautiful environment in a
quaint coastal community consisting of Costa Ricans, North
Americans and Europeans. Our requirements: you must currently be
in Costa Rica, and you are: health oriented, social, motivated,
energetic, positive, friendly, possess good communication skills,
and are non-smokers, with no vices, of sound mind and body, have
big hearts. Skills required: administrative, office,
organization, computer, internet marketing, hospitality, and
Spanish. You are entrepreneurial and can help our business
succeed. Our job description is part-time handling of the
day-to-day business activities that include: supervising the
staff, answering phones, communication with guests, marketing and
promotion, computer communications and networking, light
maintenance. You will be sharing these tasks with the owners. In
exchange for your work contributions, you will receive a free
room with private bath and all utilities paid for, along with a
commission for any business you bring in. We are looking for a
couple with whom we can bond, and share the joys of living here.
If this situation sounds appealing to you, please send us an
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX telling us about yourselves, your
backgrounds, and why you think you are the right fit. Thanks. 

ECUADOR

WE ARE INTERESTED IN FINDING CARETAKERS for our ecological
project, mostly because we offer plenty of caretaking activities
that benefit the rain forest here. In other words, our caretaking
options are more in the sense of taking care of reforestation
projects. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a piece of land in the rain
forest of the lower mountain region of northwestern Pichincha's
province. There are many things a volunteer caretaker can engage
in at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX: from work in facilities such as road
maintenance, house bio-construction projects (mainly orchard
woods, bamboo and cob), up to other activities such as
reforestation projects maintenance. We are also very open to new
initiatives from volunteers who may contribute to the
establishing of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX as a space for conservation
and a sustainable life style. Another important aspect of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX lies in its attempt to become a space for
people who want to have a practical experience of what it means
to have a different relation to nature. We work this aspect at a
personal level and at a practical level through the multiple
activities that need to be done. We also work our relation to
nature through occasional workshops and traditional shamanic
ceremonies with powerful plants. For the rest of
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX – it is a space to relax in and learn
from nature! For more information about the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
you can visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

WE ARE LOOKING for a hard working, flexible couple to help with
the smooth running of a large country house on a private estate
in Kent. Duties to include, general cleaning, driving, laundry
and some cooking, for the housekeeper. Work in stables, good
horse rider required, and some maintenance work for your partner.
Self contained cottage accommodation provided. Must have current
driving license, Criminal Records Bureau check to be conducted,
and excellent references are required. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER needed for a family. Housekeeper must be
child friendly as the duties will include assistance with the
four girls (ages 4 to 12). Live in a beautiful period house, set
in its own parkland and village. Exceptional accommodation.
Applications should be mailed to the Secretary,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

HOUSESITTER WANTED for my London, home from December 10, 2011 to
January 11, 2012. I need the housesitter to look after my flat in
London's East end, overlooking a canal, 10 minutes from London
city. I have a two bedroom flat, lounge, two bathrooms, kitchen,
and one male cat. Must have UK police clearance certificates and
professional references. Applicants must be UK citizens and an
interview will be required. Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A RETIRED FARMER, in his late 70's, living in South Devon, seeks
a live-in mature country helper/companion. A small wage will be
provided for accommodation and keep. Please mail your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near
Gatwick Airport in West Sussex. Looking for someone to manage a
small nice guest house/hotel. This would be ideal for one person;
however an opportunity exists if you wish to bring your partner
with you. For more information please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Sparr, FL. While
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, for various reasons, is not open to the
public, we infrequently host permaculture interns who wish to
learn practical matters associated with permaculture design
implementation and maintenance. For details, see our Intern
frequently asked questions page at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and
related documents on our web site at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Our
location in North-Central Florida particularly suits internships
over the winter months. Interns here may simultaneously monitor
our online course at no tuition charge, if the internship occurs
while the course is in session. This option is subject to
change.

FRANCE

FANCY A BREAK in the South of France (near Cannes) this summer
for six to eight weeks in exchange for some help cleaning, etc.
in our Mobile Home Park? We can offer you free accommodation. You
should be a couple who are easy going and reliable. Must be 40+.
Please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details in France at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SOME HOLIDAY/SOME WORK/some pay. Looking for a friendly couple
with knowledge of French to take care of our country house in
Provence. Must have own transportation, a clean driver’s
license, and be non-smokers. Requirements are house cleaning, a
little gardening and general handyperson work. The duration will
be approximately six months from the end of April 2011. Studio
accommodation will be provided. Applicant’s personal
details, references, and a recent photo should be sent to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

GEORGIA

WILDLIFE PRESERVE CARETAKER needed in the Jones County area (near
Macon). Work and/or education background in wildlife and/or
forestry is desired. Experience in food plot planting,
maintaining fence lines management of lakes, records kept of fish
and wildlife. Must have a valid GA driver’s license. Health
insurance, paid leave. Please apply in person, between 8 am - 5
pm, Monday – Friday at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GERMANY 

POSITION FILLED AS WE WENT TO PRESS: HOUSESITTER WANTED in
Bavaria, any time. My home is located in the Alps, south of
Munich, at a height of 1,000 meters. I have a lovely quiet place,
in total nature, next to a village five minutes away by car.
You’ll need to take care of my two cats. If you love nature
and would like to housesit here, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

HELP NEEDED. Our off grid eco sustainable organic farm
incorporates organic sustainable agroecology, permaculture,
agroforestry, regenerative agriculture into our living
educational homestead project. We want to attract folks who have
more altruistic/giving personalities and who want to directly
stop the insanity, vs. self indulgence/takers who are looking for
a new adventure/vacation/cheap hangout (still about me, myself,
and I, escapism, and adding to the problem). Learn to become part
of the solution instead of part of the problem at Popai’s
educational living project. We are an educational living project
that aligns with peer reviewed scientific evidence that inspires
us to come up with solutions to co-create-caregive the mother of
us all in a fair, healthy, sustainable and responsible way. Rick
is a physician and needs help so that he can finish writing a
book and educate rather than medicate about creating a fair,
responsible, healthy and sustainable Earth. Do you feel the pulse
of the planet? Long term/occasional short term couples or single
folks, Peace Corp like folks, committed to deep ecology,
permaculture, and are health conscious,
drug/addiction/materialism free, responsible, energetic,
disciplined, fit, stable couple/single (age 20 - 40's) wanted. We
are asking that the couple/single "homestead dance" or
work trade in exchange for housing: 18 hours per week for single
or 28 hours a week per couple. Hours are flexible. The dance
entails: chopping coconuts, milking goats, coppicing nitrogen
fixing trees for green manure and fodder, garden/structure
maintenance, making dog food and supplements for the cats. We use
only hand tools such as loppers, bow saws, pruning saws, axes and
transport fodder, green/animal manures in wheelbarrows. Six
months minimum stay, but occasionally open to short term. Four
structures are available with panoramic ocean views, rain water
catchment stored in ferro-cement tanks, hot shower, stove,
refrigerator, wireless internet, surfing four miles away,
snorkeling 1½ miles. Please send your resume, references,
and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or snail mail to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to work on the island of Viðey from August
17 - 31. We will work on environmental and nature related issues,
such as harvesting of vegetables and crops grown in the island;
support the organization of the festival and market around the
last weekend of August. Depending on the advance of the project,
we may have other possible tasks as maintenance and marking of
hiking paths or bicycle trails, work on common and green
recreational areas, gardening and painting works, cleaning of the
coastline, etc. We will also help with preparing the island for
the autumn/winter season by taking care of the bicycles, tools
and furniture and store them inside. We will also be able to join
the happenings of Menningarnótt (The Culture Night) on
August 20. Menningarnótt was created by the
Reykjavík city council, and has now become the largest
festival in Iceland, rivaling the celebration of Iceland's
national day on June 17th. During Culture Night a carnival
atmosphere reigns. The festival consists of a main stage in the
centre and many smaller events spread over the city. Volunteers
will be lodged in a local house at Viðey Island, sleeping on
mattresses on the floor. Bringing a sleeping bag is needed.
Volunteers will receive food ingredients and be in charge of the
different cooking and cleaning activities. Equipped kitchen and
washing machine are available. Please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

IDAHO

SEEKING A RETIRED COUPLE OR SINGLE PERSON with their own income
to live in your own RV on our property in north Idaho. Help with
horses, cats, a dog and doing some maintenance. This would be
great for those who love the out-of-doors. No smoking or drugs.
For more information, please call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA 

AN INDIANAPOLIS COUPLE seeks a Housekeeper for their new home.
Their new home is 20,000 sq ft on beautiful country acreage.
Responsibilities include housecleaning, laundry, cooking,
organization, and errands. Attention to detail is critical to
this position and knowledge and experience in providing formal
dining service is a plus. This is a wonderful chance to help a
family settle into a new home. Salary will be commensurate with
skills and experience and includes living accommodations and
benefits. To learn more and to apply, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOWA

WE HAVE a native plant and grass nursery business on 640 acres
where we grow plants and grasses for resale. We are seeking
volunteer interns from May through September who can stay for
four to five months or less. We have a furnished house with
laundry and anything you would need to live. You could eat meals
with us if you want. Besides farming, we'd love your help with
alternative construction and energy, and restoration projects.
Expect to be weeding, planting, whatever needs to be done.
Transportation is available. English only is spoken. The house is
set up for a family if necessary or for two adults. Let us know
about special diet needs. You must like to work outside. This is
a very family-oriented business. We have children involved and
some grandchildren. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are a younger couple living in a historic
village among the rolling fields of Iowa, surrounded by 26,000
acres of privately owned, but accessible, farm and timber land.
At the present time we have 40+ hens and work with a partner farm
on creating a sustainable lifestyle and source of income. Ongoing
projects include: greenhouse production of vegetables and
flowers, operations of our corner grocery store, and milking
goats. Future ventures include bio-diesel production, mushroom
cultivation, building projects in and around the corner store. We
have a large garden plot at home and also at the store. We sell
many of our own products in our store. Housing will be separate
rooms in our house, tent camping, or rustic three season room
including outhouse. Work week will be 20-30 hours per week.
Children and length of stay will be made by arrangement. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IRELAND 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Wexford, in southeast Ireland from April
29th to May 24th inclusive. We need housesitters (a couple
preferably) who will love our two dogs and cats and our home.
Also we would need to have our grass cut at least once whilst we
are away. For more information, please email Pierce and Ann at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY

GUESTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Living by heart, in the north of
Italy, in Piemonte. Our place is where different cultures, local
and foreigners can meet and different events can be organized.
You can come as guest, or as a volunteer. Volunteers can come for
a long-term period (two months minimum) or for a short-term
period (two weeks). The volunteer will be the host of the place,
so he or she will enjoy the area, take care of the house, of the
guest, and of the people who pass through here, helping the
organization of events, and interacting with the local community,
basing the job on Karma Yoga, which means worrying about giving,
instead of receiving. We need volunteers who can share their
knowledge offering: massages, meditation or healing sessions,
workshops, and yoga. Also, there is sometimes the possibility to
do some work for a few days regarding gardening and house
cleaning, cultural promotion, or something connected with
second-hand clothes. There is nothing planned before, so the
volunteer will create the space and the situations right for
themselves, according with his or her vision of the reality. We
believe that each person who passes through here will teach and
learn something, in a sharing process as it is intercultural. We
also host travelers who stay here for short time, a couple of
days, for free. Please write to us and we will send you more
details. We will need your profile for being a volunteer. The
volunteers and the travelers will be hosted in a flat in the
beautiful old center of the city. You will live in a kind of
communitarian spirit, but depending on the moment, sometimes you
can be alone, sometimes with different people. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOUISIANA

CARETAKER NEEDED to live on a historic museum property. Free rent
of one bedroom apartment is available in exchange for caretaker
duties. Must be available nights and weekends for tours, special
events and security. Details and an application are available in
person Tuesday – Saturday from 10 - 4, at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER WANTED. Experienced, physically fit single or couple
needed as caretakers for a large, private estate in Slidell,
Louisiana. This is a long term, full-time 40 hour per week
live-in position. Duties include landscape maintenance, general
handyman work, pool, tree and lawn care. Cleaning and caring for
all outdoor buildings, fences and furniture. Use and maintenance
of heavy equipment required. Strong mechanical, electrical,
carpentry and plumbing experience a must. Housekeeping
requirements include routine cleaning and laundry services. This
is a unique opportunity for a special, hardworking couple,
looking for a rewarding career in a rural, natural environment.
Successful applicant must be a self starter with the ability to
work independently and perform regular duties without close
supervision. Compensation package includes on-site private
residence, (two bedroom, house, with one bath, attached garage,
etc., on two acres of wooded land, located in the middle of the
property) paid utilities (except telephone and satellite TV),
salary, health insurance and other benefits. High attention to
detail! Must pass a background check, work well with people, and
possess a valid US driver’s license. Please fax your cover
letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

A MAINE SPORTING CAMP on the River needs help. Join the staff at
our remote, rustic, year round hunting and fishing lodge, eight
miles from a paved road and off the grid. A love of hunting,
fishing and the outdoors is a must. We offer hunting, fishing,
canoeing, snowmobiling, (real wilderness experiences!) and we
need your help. The camp has eleven wood heated log cabins with
indoor plumbing, a lodge with radio phone, satellite internet,
DirecTV, kitchen and dining room that seats 42 people. The two
positions available are as follows:
1) Maintenance: Must have good mechanics experience and must be
able to maintain power generators and all camp equipment. Must be
competent with construction tools, chainsaw, (30 cords of
firewood a year), maintenance and use of tractors, mowers, and
snowplows. Must be competent at painting, basic woodworking,
electrical and plumbing. Will perform various overall repairs and
maintenance of lodge and cabins. Will assist head guide with hunt
preparations.
2) Cook: On an ‘as needed basis’ when American Plan
clients are booked. Cleanliness is top priority! Family style
meals. All meals are prepared from scratch ingredients and not
from cans or packages. Breads and desserts are baked fresh.
Should have a working knowledge of bookkeeping, computer,
internet correspondence, record keeping. Will assist with booking
and scheduling of hunts. 
Both: Must be comfortable living remotely, and have good
communication skills and the ability to work well with people.
Must be willing to help out in all areas when needed. Will have a
solid loyalty to the camp and its successful operation. All
meals, housing, salary and paid vacations provided. Security and
drug check. References required. Please send resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a couple with RV campground work
experience for a year round position. We are located in Maryland
near Washington DC, Annapolis, Baltimore, and the Chesapeake Bay.
We will provide a full RV hookup site with cable and wi-fi. We
are a seasonal campground with the summer months being the
busiest. Please check out our website at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and then email your resume, references, and salary desired to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER PROFILE
“Phoenix Hocking - Adventures in Alamos”
Date of Birth: 12/1/48
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Mexico
Interests: Quiltmaking, reading, writing, travel, adventure,
people 
Quote: "It is what it is.”

Phoenix Hocking

        My husband had passed away and I had retired, so I was
ready for some travel and adventure. I placed a Situations-Wanted
ad in The Caretaker Gazette, looking for a caretaking,
housesitting or travel companion position and another Gazette
subscriber, a retiree named Doris, answered it. She was going to
Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for the winter and wanted me to come with
her. We met and seemed to get along fine, so a new chapter in my
life was about to begin!
Alamos, Sonora, Mexico is located about 400 miles south of the
border. Originally a silver mining town, today it is a bustling
little village that boasts some of the best bird watching
opportunities anywhere, as well as an annual music festival that
attracts talent worldwide.
        From the time I began housesitting in Alamos, I started
writing about interesting daily occurrences in my journal. Here
are some of my journal highlights:
        A few nights ago we bought some marlin from a street
vendor who came to the gate. I had my reservations, (the word
ptomaine comes to mind), but it was actually quite good and I am
none the worse for wear. A little girl comes by in the afternoons
selling lovely homemade breads that are quite delicious. The
vendors on the alameda sell a little of everything.
        Food here is different. The chicken pieces are in a big
tub by the butcher's counter. Today I got two leg quarters and
have them in the crock-pot for tonight. So far, Montezuma seems
to not be taking his revenge out on me, fingers crossed and
knocking wood. Of course, we only use bottled water, and I'm
being pretty careful.
It’s chilly first thing in the morning; I throw on my robe
and head for the kitchen to put the coffee on. Roosters are
crowing in the neighbor’s yard and traffic has already
begun outside my window. Work gets started early here.
I check my email, drink my coffee, and take a shower. I walk
across the dusty arroyo to where a vendor has set up shop,
cooking traditional Mexican soups in huge caldrons. There are two
kinds of soup - barbacoa and cabeza (both made from the parts of
the head of a cow). The barbacoa is spicy, but not overly so,
with a rich, full flavor and huge chunks of meat and potatoes. On
the way back to the house I pass a woman sitting on the sidewalk,
breast feeding her baby.
        After my walk, I check my email, and then head back out
to the alameda for lunch. Doris usually eats here at the house,
but I like to sample the local fare, and try something new each
day if I can. So far the hotdog vendor puts out a mean weenie,
and I like the shrimp tacos as well. But today I’ve decided
I’m brave enough to try the fresh fruit. Why brave? Because
the fruit cups are positively crawling with bees! Now, if they
were crawling with flies, I wouldn’t touch it, but I am
assured that the fruit is safe and the bees don’t do any
harm. I purchase my fruit cup and sit down on a bench to enjoy my
treat. All is going well until I put my hand in the cup and
almost come up with a handful of bees! I shoo them away and
continue my lunch. One gets used to such things here. I stop at
the local store to bring home some ice cream. Doris likes
vanilla.
        Sometimes it is easier to walk in the street here rather
than on the sidewalk. The sidewalks change elevation three, four
or five times in a blocks’ span. Sometimes they are quite
high - two or three feet higher than the street. I cut through
the Mercado, which is a wondrous sight to behold. Vendors here
sell everything from fruits and vegetables to meat to fabric.
Time for a small siesta. I stake out a claim on the chaise lounge
and snooze for a bit.
        Alamos is a bustling little town. Everybody and his
brother has a business of some sort, it seems. And the Mexican
people are very kind, helpful and nice, even when you have no
idea how to ask for what you want, or understand the answer when
they give it you! I’m pretty good at “Cuanto
dinero?” (How much money?) And if I see the answer written
down, I’m OK. If not, I figure it out, and in a pinch I
just hold out a handful of coin and let them take what they want.
If I give too much, they give me back the excess. People here
seem very honest, and oh my...very industrious! Everybody works.
Even the bag boy at the market is only about eight or nine years
old. From the vendors on the alameda to the little girl who sells
homemade breads door-to-door, nobody is sitting around waiting
for a handout.
        My typical week goes like this: Monday, Wednesday and
Friday - Zumba class. Tuesday - Writer’s group. Thursday -
History club. Wednesday and Saturday - Spanish class. Sunday -
Church.
        I could go on and on, but I only have so much time left
here. I can only say that this has been a wonderful experience,
and I can hardly wait for my next adventure through the pages of
The Caretaker Gazette!

 A view of Alamos, Mexico

MASSACHUSETTS 

RESPONSIBLE, EXPERIENCED CARETAKER needed: Great Island is an
approximately 600 acre peninsula located in West Yarmouth, MA.
The landscape consists largely of beaches and dunes, marshland,
fields and wooded areas. The waterfront faces Nantucket Sound and
Lewis Bay as well as a boat harbor and it includes several small
ponds. There are currently 41 privately owned homes. The job of a
Caretaker involves watching over and taking care of common areas
and provides urgent ’triage’ services for private
residences. The job depends largely on a case-to-case basis and
may involve a range of duties such as: 1) Supervise and manage
all maintenance employees. 2) Maintain all common areas including
grounds, buildings, facilities, roads, equipment, vehicles,
boats, docks and fire system, 3) Supervise fire and safety
services, 4) Develop maintenance budgets in cooperation with the
Island Manager. General Position Requirements: 1) Experience in
personnel management, 2) Knowledge of carpentry, wiring, plumbing
and docks and boats management, 3) Excellent interpersonal,
leadership and multi-tasking skills, 4) Knowledge of 
environmentally sensitive landscape management and maintenance
techniques, methods and procedures, 5) Strong mechanical aptitude
and ability to perform manual labor, 6) Able to operate heavy
machinery used in performing duties, 7) Able to manage boats and
docks, 8) Must be willing to re-locate. General Qualifications:
9) 10+ years or equivalent experience in estate management, a
caretaker position, General Contracting and Marine Operations
experience a plus, 10) Strong knowledge of project management and
reporting processes. Compensation and Benefits: A competitive
compensation and benefits package will be provided. If interested
please email your resume along with a photograph and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MEXICO

HOUSE/PET-SITTER NEEDED for a lovely, warm, ecological house in a
beautiful mountain forest setting on a five acre farm near
Zirahuen, Michoacan, Mexico from May 1 - December 15, 2011 and
January 15 - December 15, 2012. A large one-bedroom, strawbale
house, with compost toilet will be provided. Large greenhouse,
rainwater collection, all amenities, wood stove, firewood, three
dogs, two cats, and chickens. Gardener comes three times/week,
housekeeper once/month. We are twenty minutes by car from
Patzcuaro, and two km from Zirahuen. Photos available. Please
email resume/references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MICHIGAN

AN ADULT COUPLE in Michigan seeks a couple to keep their
beautiful home and breathtaking estate running smoothly. He will
act as caretaker and be responsible for landscaping, lawn
maintenance, gardening, minor repair work, chauffeuring, light
interior maintenance, bartending, and other duties as needed; she
will be responsible for light housecleaning, ironing, running
errands (including shopping), assisting with party preparation
and serving at parties, and other tasks as assigned. Must have
experience working in private upscale homes. A current passport
is a must for this position, as you will be doing some traveling
with the employers. They require two individuals who are very
detail-oriented and take pride in their work. Salary commensurate
with skills and experience and includes private accommodations
located on the estate. If you would like to work for a lovely
couple who will greatly appreciate your nurturing care and
professional expertise, this could be the perfect position for
you! To learn more and to apply, please visit 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI

A CASSVILLE, MO RESORT is looking for a couple to clean cabins in
exchange for a full hookup RV site. The position will pay minimum
wage over 20 hours per week as a couple, but this will not happen
regularly. This is not a position that will supply a supplemental
income. Our other workers have part-time jobs elsewhere. This
will also provide ample time for fishing, hunting, etc. This can
be a year-round position or seasonal. The season starts now and
ends in November. We are located two miles from the beautiful
Roaring River, one hour from Branson, and 30 minutes from Eureka
Springs. To learn more and to apply, please check out
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER working at one of the most unique and untouched
places in the lower 48. A small remote Montana mountain resort is
seeking applicants with kitchen/housekeeping experience. Hours
vary. Flexibility a must. Outdoor lovers comfortable living in a
remote location required. Applicants with their own RV preferred.
Season typically runs from late May to early September. Resume,
recent photo, and references required. For more information check
out our website at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX To apply, please send
your resume, photos, references and contact information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED COW/CALF OPERATION seeking a full-time
permanent ranch hand. Duties would include: feeding, haying,
fencing, working cattle, and general maintenance. All calves are
branded on a calf table. 4 wheelers are used when necessary.
Salary depends on experience. Benefits include a nice three
bedroom trailer house (bus route comes to door), ranch pickup,
partial utilities, possible health insurance coverage, and
vacation time. Please email your resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEBRASKA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a grounds
superintendent/caretaker for the fair grounds. Duties include
scheduling events, cleaning, mowing and general maintenance. To
apply, please mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEVADA

LANDSCAPER/RANCH HAND/JACK OF ALL TRADES needed. This is an ideal
job for a non-smoking, energetic mature couple or single person.
Care and oversight of two side by side properties located on the
edge of Las Vegas in a rural/suburban area. Duties include care
of horses, chickens, cats, barn, lawns, trees, orchards, gardens,
and maintenance of irrigation systems, some light handyman
duties. Some management of third parties, however majority of
work is do-it-yourself items. Knowledge of residential
electrical, plumbing, irrigation systems and gardening is a plus
for use in basic exterior, interior household and yard
maintenance. Must have knowledge of horses and not be afraid of
them but no need to have horse training experience. Apartment is
a furnished one bedroom, one bath unit with full kitchen.
Apartment is separate from the main residence. Utilities, cable,
and internet included. Please email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/TOURGUIDE OPPORTUNITY: management of a large two story
vacation rental home in Las Vegas with motor home and RV parking
availability. Applicant must have personality, love of people,
adventure, and have a can do attitude. Handyman background, good
driving record, and a love of touring our national parks are very
helpful. I provide you a place to live and a touring van. You
will earn a very good living providing service to my guests on
tips alone. Plus you will earn a percent of the touring intake.
Your pets are not allowed. House cleaning and grounds maintenance
is also part of the job. This is full-time employment. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

RANCH/PROPERTY MANAGERS needed. Las Vegas based
investor/philanthropist has a Foundation with a unique
opportunity for a couple to manage and oversee its Ranch Facility
(no animals) used for foundation related activities and special
events, located in the National Park just west of Las Vegas,
Nevada. This is a long term, year round, commitment to become
part of a family that provides a camp type setting for critically
ill children and other life challenging childhood disabilities.
Considerable knowledge of building/construction, site and
landscape operations, maintenance and repairs a must. Please
email resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  

NEW JERSEY

AN ORGANIC GARDEN needs a caretaker in Salem County. You will
never starve. I am looking for someone who likes farming or
gardening. I have a lot of land, but, not enough time or freedom
to take care of it the way I want. If you like gardening, and
organic food, I have good land, no pesticides, lots of acreage
and want to turn it into a community garden. If you need a place
to stay and have a trailer, we may be able to work something out
with that too. If you are interested, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and ask for Erick.

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed for a private estate in Red Bank. The
position requires a full-time caretaker to oversee the
maintenance of a large home. Caretaker responsibilities will
include: house repairs and oversight of the lawn and landscaping;
required to drive family car occasionally and run errands for the
lady of the house. Must have a general understanding of
mechanical systems and required preventative maintenance. Must be
able to set priorities and work without daily oversight but still
get all the tasks done timely. Must have good references and a
respectable credit record, and speak English. Compensative salary
and benefits, and cottage on the property provided rent-free.
Please fax your resume (or a letter outlining your job history)
and salary history to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GROUNDSKEEPER/CARETAKER needed year round, long-term for a remote
homestead in Northern NJ. We are looking for a self-motivated
individual/couple to care for our large vegetable garden, fruit
trees, lawns and landscaping. Duties include: all aspects of
vegetable and fruit gardening, mowing, landscaping, firewood,
snow removal, related equipment maintenance, property security
during owner's absence and general property care and building
maintenance. Small salary provided, along with the private use of
a three bedroom, two bath caretaker’s house. No children or
pets. Must have a clean driving record and a clean drug check.
Please email your resume and/or qualifications to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (a private family recreation club in Old
Forge, NY) has a summer/six month position available from May 1
until the end of October. Work is 40 hours per week. Weekends a
must. Couple preferred. Live-in assistants to lodge managers.
Private one bedroom apartment. Assist with property maintenance,
light construction, housekeeping, general store, cooking for
Saturday night picnic (100 guests). Requires
“hospitality” skills, enjoyment of a remote
lifestyle, and a driver’s license. A criminal background
check and references required. Please forward your resume/letters
of interest and salary requirement to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No calls please.

BEAUTIFUL MOHAWK VALLEY property, located in upstate New York,
has a need for a live-in housekeeper/caretaker. Looking for a
person who loves animals, and is able to help with a special
needs Newfoundland who has epilepsy. Property includes horses,
and a natural lamb, and pork operation. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE person needed for a large camp in South
Fallsburg, NY. Must be responsible and live on premises all year
round. Must have experience in general maintenance and
landscaping. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LONG-TERM CARETAKER(S) needed for a 40 acre start-up farm in the
Adirondacks - near skiing, lakes, and mountains. Looking for a
caretaker/animal caretaker. We are starting a small sustainable
farm. We had a dog rescue, so we have nine dogs, one cat, will
have chickens, dairy/fiber goats, and sheep. Responsibilities
include finishing up carpentry on barn/apartment if capable,
fencing, garden set-up, dogs/animals in mornings and evenings,
and milking dairy goats. Two hours in the morning and evening,
full time three weeks a year. Full room in a new apartment. No
salary now, possible in the future. If handy with carpentry,
could start ASAP, otherwise May 1st. Please mail 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LONG-TERM, LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed for a multiple building camp
in upstate NY. The caretaker position will be responsible for
hands on repair and preventative maintenance of the following
buildings, equipment and systems: eighteen buildings with
plumbing, electricity and HVAC systems, numerous accessory
structures, electric boats, gas powered boats, wood and canvas
canoes, sailboats, waste system consisting of several pump
stations, water supply system, electrical distribution system,
fire pump system, 250 kw generator and switching gear, security
system. automobiles, lawn mowers, snow blowing equipment,
electric golf carts, bicycles, etc., gravel and asphalt roads,
including snow removal, and cleanliness of grounds, upkeep of
lawns, spring tree planting. During periods when the owners
and/or guests are residing on the camp, this position is
responsible for assisting in the facilitation of various events,
such as canoe trips, outdoor meals, etc. Must have good
interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication
skills. Position requires that caretaker live on the property and
maintain a security presence 24/7 between themselves and other
staff. Location is fairly secluded and is better suited to
couples whose children are grown. Applicants will be subject to
background and drug testing. The camp is a non-smoking facility.
Please send resumes to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A BUILDING AND GROUNDS CARETAKER is needed at the Delaware Youth
Center, in Callicoon, NY. Couples preferred, kids are OK; also
ideal for an energetic retired or semi-retired couple. No pets
allowed. A two bedroom house plus heat will be provided in
exchange for the care and maintenance of facilities and grounds.
This is a year-round position. Please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with list of qualifications and three
references.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Phoenicia, NY is looking for seasonal
residential staff to work in the Front of House, kitchen/dining
room, garden, facilities, and housekeeping departments.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is just 25 minutes west of Woodstock, NY in
the beautiful Catskill Mountains. We're looking for hard-working,
professional, self-motivated, enthusiastic people who are
flexible, upbeat and have a desire to work for a worthy cause in
a remarkable natural setting. Requires positive attitude, great
problem solving abilities, no physical limitations and a
willingness to multi-task and communicate well with others. Work
with a great team! Seasonal staff needed from mid-April through
October 2011. Compensation includes room and board plus weekly
stipend. After work, enjoy the hiking trails, swimming pool,
meditation sanctuary and other facilities. Staff is also invited
to participate in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-hosted programs. Please
visit our website to learn more about us: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
For complete job descriptions and an application package, please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE starting in the Spring. Need a
couple for my three bedroom ranch home on 14 acres, one hour
north of Binghamton. The couple needs to handle small carpenter
jobs, foundation repair, fencing, installing a wood burning
stove, and maintaining the grounds and animals. I have well
water, a gravity fed spring, and water pond. You will have full
access to all the land to grow and market your own organic
produce. You keep all the profits. There is an organic food coop
that delivers raw organic dairy that you could sell your harvest
as they don’t have a source for produce as of yet. No rent
will be charged, however you must be able to pay for your
electricity and taxes of approximately $1,900 per year. However
if you are very handy and would want to install solar panels this
can be done also, and all supplies would be purchased for you. If
you have always wanted to start up your own small organic farm
then this might be ideal for you. If you would like to have a dog
it must be kept outside as a farm watchdog. For more information,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COUPLE IS NEEDED as a house/event management team at a 50 acre
Catskills estate with enchanted forests, rivers and a 100 foot
waterfall! Must be responsible, creative and skilled managers.
Duties include the care of a 7,000 sq. ft. facility and grounds
(basic electrical, plumbing and construction), guest booking,
small garden and general housekeeping and keeping the home homey
- including regular organizing, cleaning and laundry (in
conjunction with staff). Ideally suited for those able to design
and implement organizational systems and who are dedicated to
fostering an economically/environmentally sustainable community.
Experience in permaculture a plus. Many retreats offer yoga or
are spiritual in nature and the vibe of the house is very
magical. This job is for people who feel simpatico with these
activities. Must be reliable, quick thinking, highly motivated,
self reliant, able to troubleshoot and problem solve with
excellent communication skills, positive attitude and good
aesthetic eye. Position runs April through November 2011, with
year-round living possibility. Benefits include housing,
utilities and monthly stipend. A driver’s license and own
vehicle are required. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information. Please email resume to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NICARAGUA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for two responsible people who
can stay for a minimum of three months to work in reception at
the farm. Duties include receiving and caring for the guests as
well as preparing the natural products which are made at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX permaculture farm. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

NORTH CAROLINA

HOUSESITTER wanted from April 25 until June 1 for our home and
acreage with glorious views from a mountaintop near Asheville.
The housesitter will need to check that the gardeners show up
each week to do mowing and some pruning, this time of the year.
You can live here rent-free, but no salary will be provided. To
apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH DAKOTA

RANCH JOB AVAILABLE in south central North Dakota. Would be
working with cattle, calving, tagging, feeding cows, and fencing.
Some farming included too. We use mostly wheelers horses. Not a
lot of riding. Live approximately 40 miles from a town. Have
housing available and wage will depend on experience. I am a
quadriplegic man but very able and have equipment to match my
needs. Need a current driver’s license. Need to be a self
starter and very motivated. Would prefer a single person. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NORWAY

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED on my historic farm near Trondheim that
includes livestock, organic produce, grains, restoring buildings
and pastures, pony riding and a B&B. Room and board provided
in exchange for work initially, with the potential for a stipend.
Experience necessary. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
info and email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OHIO

A NORTH CANTON, OHIO FAMILY seeks a highly professional,
nurturing and adaptable live-out Executive Housekeeper to
maintain order in their casual yet very busy household. The
family lives in a 13,000 sq. ft. home and farm with twin
teenagers (son and daughter) and many pets. Responsibilities
include housekeeping, laundry and ironing, organization, helping
with pets, household security, and staff management. It is a
great advantage if the candidate has good cooking skills as well
as experience in training other staff, particularly for upgrading
housekeeping skills. At least two years' experience working in a
single wealthy home is required. Respect for family activities,
which include sport hunting, is a must. The right candidate will
be excellent with teenagers, be able to maintain his or her
composure at all times, have sensitivity for a staff in
transition and a cheerful personality, understand proper
boundaries between staff and family, and be knowledgeable about
caring for fine quality materials in a home. If you have a true
service heart and a sense of fun, this could be the position for
you! Hours are 7:30 to 5 with occasional evenings and weekends as
needed. Salary to $60,000 as commensurate with skills, experience
and knowledge, plus a private home located on the estate. To
learn more and to apply, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RV HOST: Beautiful central Ohio City with a rich historical
heritage needs a camp host for RV camping. Light duties include
RV registration, cleaning, and mowing. Please contact Kermit at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and for more information, please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A DUBLIN, OH COUPLE seeks a detail-oriented Housecleaner for
their gorgeous, museum-quality home. The couple and their four
small dogs are in residence for about six months out of the year.
Due to business interests, they spend their summers in and out of
town. Must be a non-smoker. Responsibilities include
housecleaning, laundry, ironing, running errands, and anything
else necessary to ensure quality care of their home. Must have at
least two years of full-time experience in one wealthy home.
Graduates from Professional Domestic Institute are especially
encouraged to apply. If you're a perfectionist who can deliver,
this is an excellent opportunity with the potential for an
outstanding, well-earned salary. To learn more and to apply,
please visit  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

CARETAKER needed for a small horse farm in the Tulsa area.
Caretaker must live on-site. To apply, please mail your resume
and references to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OREGON

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

PENNSYLVANIA

A PHILADELPHIA AREA FAMILY seeks a hands-on. Live-out Household
Manager. The perfect candidate will be responsible for caring for
the home and ensure that it is clean and beautiful, running
errands, overseeing the contractors and vendors, and keeping the
home running smoothly. If you are seeking a loving family to be a
part of and the satisfaction of running and caring for an
efficient household, this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. To learn
more and to apply, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a camp in West Chester, PA. You would live
on camp grounds year-round and maintain buildings, grounds and
pool. In summer, you will ensure that the pool is functioning.
Must have: PA state child abuse clearance, valid driver's license
and insurance, basic handyman and maintenance skills, and two
references. Local residency preferred. Compensation during summer
months commensurate with experience. Assistance with utilities. 
Position begins 5/10. Resume and cover letter due 4/20/11. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with subject Camp Caretaker.

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted for a permanent position to maintain an
estate in Montgomery County PA. Work would include lawn and
garden care, house cleaning, some carpenter work, etc.
Compensation would be free rent and utilities in exchange for
labor. A like new two bedroom apartment is available for you to
enjoy. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

HOUSEKEEPER required for an Edinburgh household. This
position’s duties will include ironing, cleaning, making
beds, etc. Job will take four hours/day. Please mail your
application and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Scotland.

TEXAS

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a ranch north of Hondo, TX.
Responsibilities include cooking for 6 - 10 people, cleaning of a
large ranch house with tile floors, cleaning of guest houses,
laundry, purchasing groceries as needed, caring for pets and pool
and koi pond, maintenance/repairs, yard work, gardening, and
ranch vehicle upkeep. Will provide salary depending on experience
and furnished living accommodations with paid utilities. Must
have a valid driver’s license and be physically healthy,
with cheerful attitude, and no criminal history. Non-smokers are
preferred. Please send info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/RENTER NEEDED in central Texas from mid-June to
mid-September. We have a 100-acre ranch with lovely three
bedroom/two bath home. Garden, cats, dogs, chickens, horses need
care. You pay for TV, wi-fi, and electric. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP NEEDED. We are building a homestead that uses oxen to work
the land, and are engaged in agricultural projects to support
homesteading while working to teach others a better lifestyle. We
are looking for people that would like to help/learn in exchange
for room and board; there are lots of possibilities here. We need
four hours of work, five days a week. You will be planting
trees/garden, fencing, harvesting/weeding, training oxen, caring
for milk goats and involved in other homesteading activities.
This homestead is in the Sabine National Forest next to the
Toledo Bend Reservoir in the beautiful piney woods of east Texas,
with great fishing, kayaking, biking and hiking. Please contact
Mike at SXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A 100 + YEAR OLD PRIVATE CLUB needs a good General Manager. Our
very old private club is on about 8,350 acres of very remote
heavy woods with lakes in northeast Texas - about 100 miles from
Dallas. Our current management is retiring after 40+ years and so
we need a mature person with great people skills, basic PC
skills, letter writing and email skills to safely manage a
construction/maintenance crew of six with 10+ major pieces of
equipment, manage our club offices, manage the preparation and
serving of usually six meals per week from our commercial kitchen
with a variable sized staff as needed, manage 10 motel type rooms
rented to members and their guests, manage 10+ major
parties/events per year, manage a hunting (7,500 acres of deer,
ducks and hogs) and fishing (1,000 acres of Bass and Crappie)
habitat with club member and an outside biologist input, manage
an approximately 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and grounds, manage our
water well and chlorinated water system to 120 member owned
houses and manage a $1,000,000+ per year budget. On site housing
is furnished with bills paid, a vehicle and some food. Health
insurance is provided. Salary is negotiable. Approximately 200
club member/owners use the club mainly on the weekends. This job
is available now. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH MANAGER needed for an Arabian ranch in Mineola, TX. We need
an experienced couple for management and training. Must have
foaling and breeding experience. Duties include feeding, cleaning
stalls, maintenance, etc. This is a working manager position -
not an executive position. Benefits include great weather in the
best part of Texas, a custom furnished log home, truck,
utilities, cable and telephone plus $250 per week per person. No
pets allowed. No smoking, drinking, must pass criminal background
check and have a good driving record. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH HAND NEEDED on a large ranch in the Texas Panhandle.
General ranch duties plus some farming work required. House and
utilities provided. You will also get beef after six months. We
prefer a married couple. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VERMONT

INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE. Singing Cedars is a diversified, organic
farm. High quality produce and meats are grown year around for
local markets. Greenhouses, pasture and face to face sales are
key components. The farm itself is located on Lake Champlain with
amazing natural features within a five minute walk. Our
internship minimum length of stay is one month. A weekly living
stipend is provided, depending on experience. A weekly wage is
provided for folks who have at least two strong seasons growing
prior experience. A barn apartment, camper and loft are
available, as well as sharing some space with the farm family.
Prior experience in group living is preferred. Intern/volunteers
are expected to fully engage in work that is often physical and
repetitive. Day to day work includes some aspect of vegetable
production, greenhouse production, animal husbandry, and
homesteading: bed preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting,
fencing, rotational grazing, rearing chickens, processing
chickens, carpentry, firewood gathering and more. For more
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEER PARK HOST needed at North Hartland Lake. One couple
with their own RV needed to volunteer from May 21 to September
11, 2011. Work three days and receive three days off. Volunteers
answer visitor questions, provide directions and other
assistance, collect day use fee and track visitation. In exchange
for volunteering, hosts will be provided a RV campsite with
water, sewer and electric hookup (30 or 50 amp) within walking
distance of the fee booth. Couples will work together. Please
mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

VIRGINIA

FARM MANAGER position available. Job requires: handy person and
self-starter who is good with farm equipment (tractor and its
attachments such as drag, harrow, bushhog, and forklift,
zero-turn sit-down mower, 4WD Gator, etc.), hand tools (including
power tools) and various kinds of farm repairs, horse person,
5-10 years experience, a strong back, fluent English to
speak/read/write, computer literacy, recordkeeping, live on-site
and be willing to work weekends and holidays, and a valid
driver’s license. Drug screen and criminal/credit/DMV
background checks. References checked. The farm is
custom-designed and built (2008), private 7-stall stable in
central VA, northwest of Richmond. Includes an attached 72x158
indoor ring and misting system, your 1,200 sq. ft. living
quarters, 125x300 outdoor ring, 3-bay equipment barn and seven
small pastures, several adjoining residential properties,
including owners, on 30 acres, total. The work involves
maintaining buildings and grounds, farm equipment, jumps,
electric and white board fencing, pasture and stall waterers,
sinks, sliding doors, etc. Cut grass, cut/maintain trails, drag
pastures, and harrow arenas. All horse care: mucking,
feeding/watering, turn-out, grooming, bathing, blanketing,
farrier scheduling, worming, medical attention, nutrition, etc.
Clean horses and prep/pack rig for foxhunting and horse trials.
Stable work - cleaning stalls/tack room/barn areas, manure
management, tack cleaning and horse laundry, maintain supplies
(hay/ feed/ supplements/ bedding/ other supplies). Packing
trailer for horse trials. Some hauling of horses in 30’
gooseneck trailer. Compensation: top-dollar salary for someone
who is both a handyman/horseman and a responsible farm manager, a
beautiful three bedroom/three bath apartment, one to two days off
each week, and a  paid two week vacation. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and include your desired salary,
or fax to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED mid-June to mid-September in the Manassas area
to water houseplants, outside plants, mow the lawn, and bring in
the mail. For details please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

EQUESTRIAN (dressage) working students wanted. Bring your horse
for a memorable learning experience riding with our talented
German trainer. Luxury apartment, horse board and training are
free in exchange for full time work on farm. Applicants must be
experienced in handling horses and the basics of dressage.
Minimum stay of two months. Get on our waiting list now to be
interviewed for our Spring opening. Gorgeous farm in Northern VA.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON 

CARETAKERS WANTED in Montesano. We have an immediate opening for
a full-time campground caretaker couple or two people to share
the same home within the campground. The job includes, but not
limited to, grounds keeping, small equipment, plumbing,
carpentry, money handling, and propane dispensing. Must have
great people skills and be at least 23 years old and have a
current driver’s license, pass a drug test, and a
Washington State Patrol background check. If interested, please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER WANTED. We are a XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Grapeview, WA 
that consists of 26 acres and are looking for a gentleman or a
couple who would like to live in a two bedroom/two bath home for
the reduced rent of $400 in exchange for helping us out on the
property. Water and garbage included with your rent. Duties would
include helping with normal landscaping when weather permits;
security when we are on vacation; helping with feeding of
wildlife, etc. Must not have any physical limitations. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GROUNDS KEEPER/PROPERTY MANAGER needed. Looking for a couple to
care for a privately owned 24 acre waterfront estate in Lakebay,
WA (on the Key Peninsula just outside of Gig Harbor). The
property is often used for Personal Growth Workshops so duties
will range from maintaining property/grounds and landscaping to
cooking for a crowd! We are looking for folks with a positive
"can do" attitude, who are flexible, pay meticulous
attention to detail, have a high level of energy and who love
making a place look and feel peaceful and beautiful! Previous
property management/maintenance is a must. Compensation will
include a salary based on experience and skill level, plus a
modest two bedroom, two bathroom home on 12 secluded acres with a
beautiful water view. Please email qualifications to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX hosts volunteer work groups. Volunteers
contribute 35 hours per week of work in exchange for room and
board. We will host several work camps, several volunteer
weekends and seek to fill specific volunteer positions. All
long-term volunteer positions require an initial interview visit
of three to four days. Occasionally, we have need of a short-term
volunteer with building, carpentry, woodworking or house painting
experience. In general, we work with the land and actively
contribute in our local community. Expect to find the lines
between work and play blur and disappear during your stay here,
and experience time speeding up and slowing down simultaneously.
Expect to work on a variety of projects. To apply, please
complete our “How can I Help?” form at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

BARTER LABOR for rent in Wisconsin Rapids. Long-term sheep and
yarn business internship available at Kimmet Croft Fiber. I have
a flock of 40 Merino sheep and a herd of German Angora rabbits. I
have had an interest in raising sheep and producing quality yarns
for many years. If you are interested in this business
internship, please contact Janice Becker by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WYOMING

BEAUTIFUL GUEST FACILITY in a historic old stone ranch house
needs a cook/facility manager/caretaker. The seven bedroom newly
remodeled home serves as cookhouse for a large working ranch as
well as destination for guests, corporate retreats, weddings, and
family reunions. The ranch is located in a beautiful setting in
the foothills of the Laramie Mountains at Horse Creek, Wyoming. I
would like to have someone in place by April or May. This
position is mainly for a cook for the ranch operation and would
include cooking daily for four people as well as cooking for up
to eighty people on occasion. Food handling and cooking
experience is necessary. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, send to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SINGLE CHEF WANTED for a private family cattle ranch in the
mountains of southeastern Wyoming from May through Labor Day
Weekend. Room and board provided. Salary $2,400/month. Family and
friends reside at the ranch on and off throughout summer and
would require three meals a day, prep, setup, service, grocery
shopping, and kitchen clean up. Healthy and organic cooking
wanted. Cleanliness a must. Own transportation required. Help
with other projects needed when family is absent. Random company
drug testing. Resume and work history required to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TWO DIFFERENT RANCH POSITIONS available. 1. Ranch couple needed
for private family ranch on a remote mountain ranch in
southeastern Wyoming. Woman will handle housekeeping of buildings
along with maintaining yard and landscaping. We need an
experienced electrician/plumber/carpenter to maintain/improve the
main house and several outbuildings. Housing, utilities, salary,
vehicle, insurance plan. Must pass background/credit check.
Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 2. Horseman
needed for Wyoming private family ranch. Responsible for training
riders of different levels, trail rides, farrier work,
maintaining barn facilities and landscaping, fencing, and general
ranch duties. Carpentry skills a plus. Seasonal with long term
potential. Must pass background/credit check. Please send your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Clean and caring retired (female) teacher is seeking a
caretaking opportunity in the Grand Junction, Colorado area.
Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you!!

Experienced, reliable, dependable caretaker and property
manager seeking full-time, year-round position in the
Falmouth, MA area. 18 years experience as a former B&B owner
and caretaker/property manager for a large, manicured estate with
absentee owner. Experience in carpentry, plumbing, electrical,
landscaping, gardening, security, and general contracting for
large projects. Can fix just about anything. Relocating to the
Cape. Housing not needed. Start time negotiable. References
available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Enterprising, fit, healthy, not-your-run-of-the-mill newly
retired couple launching new career: caretakers/house sitters
across the world, April 1, 2011 until 2015. To view complete
details, please visit: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Married couple seeking caretaker position at Southern
California coast location.  Wife is licensed realtor and husband
is contractor. Both of retirement age. Last ten years have been
involved in home management including care of luxury home in
Vail, CO for the past seven years. Our expertise is in meeting
all the needs of this type home including gardening, stocking
food and sundries, scheduling maintenance, cleaning, laundry,
etc. Looking for live-in and salary. Please email Linda Doting at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tahoe Vicinity: hired seasonally May - October 2011;
seeking caretaking/ housesitting near Tahoe; mature professional
ecologist, experienced horsewoman; please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dignified Professional seeks long-term housesitting
opportunity in the NYC area for 2011. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Excellent references available.

Position wanted: Property Manager/Butler/Chauffeur - Los
Angeles and Hawaii. Mature gentleman with 20 years of
experience working with families and those with special needs as
well.  I am single and have no personal ties; I have the ability
and flexibility to relocate. I am always enthusiastic in my
approach to work but professional in all my dealings. I am
dependable, honest, and extremely trustworthy with exceptional
multi-tasking abilities. References available. Please call Bernd
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Looking for a win-win. Semi-retired, computer-savvy
marketing professional looking for an opportunity to learn from
successful innkeeper. I have traveled extensively and know what
makes a hotel or inn special. I'm a great cook, travel planner,
special events coordinator, and floral designer, with marketing
expertise that includes ad design, writing, blogging, and social
media. Offering high-season help in return for housing and small
stipend. Great win-win opportunity! Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker seeking new position after 18 years. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Situation Wanted - Estate Manager and Boat Captain - Palm
Beach/ Jupiter Island Florida. Experienced, excellent work ethic,
loyal and discreet. Skills include managing
staff/contractors/vendors, landscaping, carpentry, and
electrical. Extensive sport fishing and tournament experience for
Florida, Bahamas, and Mexico. 100 ton masters license. Excellent
references available. Please contact John at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Writer seeks house sitting. AZ/NM/Cincinnati, OH (Hyde
Park, Pl. Ridge, Clifton, eastside). Will consider international
locations. Tender, loving care for pets/plants/gardens. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single non-smoking or drinking man with experience in
building maintenance and customer service looking for a
housesitting opportunity in Mexico or a Latin American country. I
can speak Spanish and I have vast experience in the building
trades. Please contact me by email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or by
phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Caretaker position wanted for CT, shoreline, lower CT,
river valley. 25 plus years caretaker experience. Arborist,
landscaper, jack-of-all-trades. References available. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Tampa Bay, Florida. Leaving town? Let us watch
over/care-take your home and property in your absence. At work
while maintenance is being done in your absence? Pet Sitting
available. Please call Patricia Marklin, Your Personal Concierge
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX    

Housesitter and caretaker available. Holland
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Veteran, non-smoking man. Loves animals.
Will travel throughout the USA. Retired truck driver. Available
short term or long term. Widower. Security experience. Family:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Friends: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Mature couple seeking long-term cattle or horse ranch
management/hand position in TX, NM, CO, OK, possibly WY or
MT. We have long-term experience with horses and cattle, as well
as the other aspects of daily ranch work. Very professional,
reliable, hands-on and/or manage staff. Also have experience
providing private guest ranch services. Resume and references
provided upon request. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired couple spent last 1½ years overseeing all
aspects of extensive remodel and maintenance of large estate in
Mexico. He (ex-engineer) knowledgeable in all aspects of
construction and maintenance, Mr. Fix-it.  She,
(finance/developer) useless nagging type that gets things done.
Colorado property owners, ex-landlords, excellent references.
Will take great care of your property. Ready for next adventure.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Boston/Cambridge: long term housesitting or caretaking
situation desired. Your home and pets will be lovingly tended.
Your mind will be at ease. Please email Kathleen at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for references and more information.

Caretaker available for residential/farm/ranch.
Experienced in the care of horses and livestock as well as land
stewardship and organic gardening. An experienced organizational
expert and licensed healthcare provider. Possess a diverse range
of skills in different fields, an eye for detail, and an
impeccable work ethic. Please contact Robin at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired Couple (Law Enforcement/Property Management) in
their 50's (Nonsmokers, Property Owners Florida/Caribbean, want
to find "Writer Friendly" surroundings) will provide
live-on property security for absentee owner in Caribbean/Central
and South America, Hawaii/South Pacific or the Mediterranean
February 1st, 2012.Will travel to location at owners
request/expense. Small maintenance tasks, reasonable
landscaping/gardening, airport pickups, grocery errands before
owner arrival will/be provided, but living on property for
security purposes is our main goal. Honest, reliable, and
references. We will care for your property as though it were our
own. Require housing and small stipend. Would commit to a year
position with possible extension. Please contact Karen by phone
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seattle Area. Superb husband/wife team interested in
finding resort, home, estate, retreat, farm or other property to
work and live at. Eight years experience in property management,
caretaking, and house sitting. Open to many possible arrangements
and qualified in maintenance, gardens, grounds, security, pet
care, nannying, cleaning, guest services, office work, and more.
Honest and dependable, we excel in positions of responsibility
and invested trust. For resume and references please contact Bret
Ingold and Kristin Frasheski by calling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
emailing XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Environmentally Friendly management team available for
residential, estate and resort management. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Work wanted for 58-year-old women with 20 years of home
health care experiences. Please call for details. I am willing to
travel. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Senior Landscape Consultant/Manager seeks residential
and/or resorts in the southeastern USA, Bahamas, Caribbean,
Central America or Europe. I have 40+ years experience in
designing and building landscapes, golf courses, ornamental and
turf nurseries, and the training of local laborers. American
Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Award Winner, with many
professional references. Extremely fit former Marine. Please
email Jim Hunziker at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

34-year-old woman, 4-year-old son and large dog seek
caretaker/estate management position in/near Santa Cruz County,
California. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for complete
resume.

Kids are grown and we want to get out of the rat race!
Happily married, reliable, physically fit couple seeking long
term caretaking position in either southwest Missouri,(have
family there) or any warm climate. Husband (49) has experience in
construction, forestry, welding, metal fabrication, operation of
heavy equipment, fencing, working cattle, and owns all his own
tools. Wife (40) has a background in horse and small animal care,
landscaping, fencing, flower and lawn maintenance, commercial
housekeeping, working cattle and some heavy equipment experience.
We also both possess Class A commercial drivers' licenses. We do
have two smaller well behaved, housetrained dogs who go where we
go. Please email Gail at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or leave a message
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

A not-for-profit Christian mission’s organization is
seeking a building/house in East Tennessee to set up an office
in. Will do building/house maintenance, security and improvements
in exchange for space lease for at least two years. You can also
claim the space lease as a tax exemption where it may apply with
your accountant. Please contact George at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Exceptional Property Caretaking Team – 55/50 years
old, seeking permanent, full-time (Monday - Friday/off at noon
Friday, plus on-call every 4th weekend) position in large - 100
units +, premiere retirement condominium community or private
estate in or near Twin Cities, MN, in a good location. Extensive,
combined experience as commercial/residential property and estate
caretakers – with management/supervisory and estate
gardening background.  Pool and Boiler License. Resume and
additional information provided upon request. Currently employed
- will require 30-day transition into new position. Please
contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Writer, teacher, reliable lady mid-50's, mother (adult
daughter), loves dogs - returning to my beloved New York around
May 25, completing a Master of Divinity program at a UU seminary
in Berkeley. Willing to housesit your place only in Manhattan,
Brooklyn, or Queens, close to the subway - from a few months to a
year – I am flexible. Great references available. I don't
smoke, nor use drugs or alcohol. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I appreciate it.

Experienced, responsible couple (Attorney and Writer)
seeking housesitting/caretaking opportunity in Charlottesville VA
area from July 2011 to June 2012.  A shorter time frame
considered. Please contact Chris and Ember at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Retiree Seeking Housesitting/Caretaking position ASAP for
three to six months on the Florida beaches. Mature, responsible,
single woman. Background check is fine. Have car. Two parakeets.
Duties negotiable in exchange for rent-free living. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello Tucson! Attention: Snow Birds, busy professionals,
health or age challenged. We are available to care for your home
and/or you on a live out basis. We will work full-time, part
time, temporarily or on an occasional schedule. We are college
educated, semi-retired and have excellent references. We owned
and operated a home inspection service for 15 years. As a team we
can cook, clean, maintain, organize, run errands, oversee service
people, fix, paint, yard work, pool service, and do a security
check. We will housesit and care for small animals. Any other
needs? Ask us. For more information please contact Mike and Carol
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

59-year-old female, retired medical professional. Seeking
house/pet-sitting in Northern California Grass Valley/Nevada
City. 30+ years experience sitting in Michigan.  No smoking/
drugs. Long/short term available. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mother (44)/son (10) team seeks position with some
stipend. We have a camper and we are on Facebook as Morning Star
Services. Please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Situations-Wanted in Costa Rica from July 2011 - February
2012 (negotiable). Canadian woman, 47,
teacher/linguist/artist/singer, non-smoker, with two cute
house-trained cats, looking to caretake, pet-sit, maintain
landscaping and pool, some computer IT skills. Must have strong
internet connection. Fluent in English, French, Portuguese and
now Spanish. People-person, animal lover, experienced with
horses, dogs, lizards and cats. Experienced in organic living.
Reliable, trustworthy, very responsible and grateful. This would
be a dream come true. Resume and references available upon
request. Please contact Debra Morán at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

Reliable, friendly, honest, quick, active woman eager to
bring excellent caretaking skills to your home. Imagine your
peace of mind knowing your property and pets are meticulously and
lovingly cared for by this self motivated, calm, respectful
individual. Over 15 years of experience in property management,
home-keeping and the hospitality and bed & breakfast
industries. Specializing in healthy cooking, organic
gardening/landscaping and holistic pet care, love working
outside. Exceptional housekeeping, supervisory, office,
bookkeeping and computer skills. Well informed and avid reader.
FBI background checked, excellent references. Prefer long-term,
on-site living, with salary. Please contact Yvonne at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Long-term opportunity wanted.  He: Executive chef,
emphasis on farm to table. She: Marketing, gardening. We also
have a 5-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old Jack Russell Mix.
Available June 1. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired Houston Firefighter and Massage Therapist.
Non-smoker. Seeking caretaker or housesitting position on the
Texas Gulf Coast.  Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced Ranch Manager/Caretaker or couple available to
care for horses, cattle other livestock/pets. Maintenance of
fences, buildings, pastures, lawns, barns/stalls, security,
record keeping, personal errands. Salary negotiable, excellent
references, non-smoking/drinking/drugs. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property Care Needs? Do you need a caretaker or property
manager? Expert Land Steward is available now. Botanical
Expertise. Irrigation/Pipe-fitting. Structural care and repairs.
Wildland fire protection expertise. Native plant experience.
Mature - Reliable - Experienced - Competent. A complete list of
skills is available. View resume at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Contact: Lorenz K. Schaller, Phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, email:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ("Land Steward" in the
subject-line). Mail: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Personal Assistant, Gardener Assistant or House servant
available: Mature, energetic, capable, creative resourceful
woman seeks position on estate or organic farm. Prefer West Coast
or Southwest USA. Long-term or permanent position, after a trial
period. Background: Co-owner of organic farm in the 1970s;
organic, whole foods gourmet private chef; successfully parented
children, now grown; many years of study in spiritual psychology;
self-employed as transformational life coach. Contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Quiet, reliable, non-smoking, 54-year-old professional
woman and her house-trained Labrador-mix exercise-partner are
seeking an opportunity to house-sit in Southwest Nebraska or
Northeast Colorado for several months or possibly a year. Will be
happy to take care of flowerbeds, lawn and pets if needed. Have
experience staging homes for Real Estate sales. Can provide nice
furniture and accessories if necessary. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further
information and references.

Washington DC Metro Area. Professional female looking for
housesitting position long or short term. I work for the federal
government riding Metro daily. Reliable, trustworthy,
responsible, respectful. Excellent references available. Please
contact Karen at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Santa Barbara/Los Angeles area: Estate Sitter/Caretaker
Available 5/20. Will provide excellent references for your peace
of mind, exceptional pet care, home security, package/mail
collection and contractor management. I'm a 3x homeowner,
reliable, meticulous when it comes to cleaning, very pet-savvy,
non-smoker/non-drinker with my own vehicle. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced caretaker couple looking to relocate to the
Montrose / Delta / Paonia / Western Slope area of Colorado. We
are a happily married couple in our early 50's, highly creative
artists with many skills to offer and an excellent work ethic:
carpentry, facilities maintenance, cooking, organizing,
gardening, running errands, cleaning, pet care; tutoring and
childcare are also options. I am an Operations Manager for an
historic building at which we were live-in caretakers for eight
years, and Margot is a certified teacher and energy healer. We
also love and teach Swing Dance! Extremely trust worthy, great
people skills, and excellent references. We are available August
15, 2011. Please contact us by email: Margot and Mark at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or by phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ambitious 57-year-young couple available. Experience
includes innkeeping (interim and ownership), estate caretaking
(personal chef), gardening (built and maintained greenhouses and
outside beds) and pet care. Highly personable with strong
customer service and computer skills. Willing to relocate.
References available. Nonsmokers, drug free, no pets, kids or bad
habits! Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Writer seeking California/Oregon petsitting/housesitting
position two months or longer. I love all animals.
Specifically have 18 years experience rescuing very abused dogs.
Currently dogless. Skills: detailed
cleaning/landscaping/gardening/general maintenance/light
remodeling. Responsible, mature, single female.
Nonsmoker/drug/alcohol free. Excellent references. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hello. I am a 45-year-old single male. Drug, smoke and
drink free. Seeking a caretaker position on a farm or large
property. Hoping for something in Oregon with salary and housing
furnished. I have my own health insurance, vehicles, welder and
other tools. I would like to find a permanent position. Currently
I've been working on the same property for 29 years but my
commute to work is 36 miles and the increase in fuel prices rent
etc. is killing me. I operate all kinds of tractors and lawn and
garden equipment and do my own maintenance/repairs. As a hobby I
restore old garden tractors and engines. I have been working
since the age of twelve and have a lifetime of know-how learned
from my work experiences and learning by doing. I am very easy to
get along with and animals like me. Please call Eric at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

Retired Stanford University landscape gardener seeks
caretaker, handyman, live-in position in the San Francisco Bay
area. I have eight years experience as a caretaker in the
Woodside area. Great references, I’m 62, single, and in
great shape. I’m an artist, and a spiritual, very
easygoing, hard working gentleman. I have my own income and a
clean driver’s license. I’m looking for a long-term
position. Non-smoker, and do not drink. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Well functioning family of five plus Labrador seek a farm
internship/caretaker position. We are hard working, easy-going,
adventurous, highly adaptable nature and animal lovers. Possess
skills in the following areas: Carpentry, electrical, plumbing,
general mechanics, painting, landscaping and gardening, cooking,
shopping, budgeting and bookkeeping, event coordination and
scheduling, sales, marketing and communications, computers and
network systems, design, planning and facility expansion
operations. We are eager to employ knowledge of sustainable
systems integration and off-the-grid living, expand our knowledge
of organic farming and to obtain experience with farm and working
animals. Schedules/duties/ compensation negotiable. We are US
citizens. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Do you want reliable security presence, caretaking, animal
care, some cooking or help in office, yard or garden? Can you
offer quiet, private housing? I’m geographically flexible;
prefer coastal areas. Please call H. Rubin XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Conscientious House/Garden/Pet sitter seeks a live on the
property position with pay, or shorter term house sitting jobs.
Will travel. Will consider a variety of properties and
situations. I am a mature Christian woman (50's) with reliable
experience and references, who respects privacy. Please email me
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

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in the mountains of Panama, Central America/"Chagres
National Park"
Price: $156,000.00
Sq m: 160 living
Sq m: 1.620 lot size
Year built: 2002
3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 loft (can be used as a 4th bedroom),
spacious dining area, kitchen and large covered patio.
The house is completely furnished. Internet, cable and fixed
telephone line. House is registered by law and is mortgage free.
This is an excellent place to retire in an ecological paradise.
Airport, supermarket, banks, international school and city are
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For more info please contact Liane at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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