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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
     
THIS IS OUR 189th ISSUE!         (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                  Volume 32, Number 3        
           May/June 2014                                  ISSN
1074-3642 

HIGHLIGHTS
-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 31 states
and 22 countries
-Caretaker Profile
The path that no one takes.
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

PARK HOST VOLUNTEERS wanted for the spring, summer, fall, and
winter season. The Parks include "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers.". Park Host duties include visitor assistance, and
remaining friendly and accommodating at all times. Check
bathrooms frequently and clean when necessary, restock toilet
paper and hand towels. Pick up any litter and empty garbage cans.
Check play grounds a minimum of once a week for any hazards. Rake
and prune campsites, walking trails, picnic areas, and
playgrounds. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, hand towels, rakes,
and pruners will be provided. In parks that apply, check and
document water meter daily. Monitor activities in the park with
respect to violation of park regulations and notify ranger staff
or county police of any problems if warranted. Assist with the
recycling program and special projects lead by Park Rangers. All
hosts are required to work a minimum of 24 hours a week and
campsites are to remain clean and orderly at all times. Hosts are
provided a full service campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up
for your RV included. To apply, please go to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ALASKA 

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

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

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

ARIZONA

FARM CARETAKER NEEDED at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." We are currently seeking a live-in resident to
assist with animal care, facilities management (to include
landscaping and housekeeping) and possible assistance with our
youth programs. 15 to 20 hours/week will include furnished one
bedroom house with all utilities and internet provided. Some farm
animal experience is desired but we are willing to train the
right applicant. Must have the ability to work outdoors and pass
a background check. We have a six month minimum commitment. We
seek a ministry-minded individual with a desire to share the love
of God to young people through the small farm and garden
experience. You can learn more about "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

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

WORK EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY available. I am looking for camp hosts.
 A couple with a second income and their own RV. Will trade
clean-up work and camp hosting for utilities and a camp spot by a
lake. This can be year around for the right couple. Please send
your resume or questions to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Thank you! Our initial subscription to your publication was well
worth the investment as we have just completed two fabulous years
of caretaking with our family in Mexico. For the time being, we
are sadly off the caretaking circuit, but we will re-subscribe in
the future for sure. Thanks again L. and M. F., Argelliers,
France

Laura and Marc, thanks for the update on your travels using the
Gazette to find a caretaking position with your small children.
Please keep in touch as you travel the world, and let us know
whenever you are ready to renew your subscription so you can find
your next adventure through the Gazette.

Hi Folks. After weeks of interviewing, checking references and
sharing the job information and the location with wonderful
applicants, we have hired a team from Kodiak, Alaska to fill the
position we had advertised in one of your email updates last
month. We are so grateful for The Caretaker Gazette, giving us
the opportunity to search for just the right people to help us
manage the farm. Your publication is the ultimate source for
locating or re-locating people interested in a lifestyle change
or a more satisfying job. Thanks again, G. and M. D., Cass, WV

That's great news, George and Mickey. We're glad to read another
success story from property owners who are able to find great
help by advertising their property needs in the Gazette.

Hi. Thanks for a great service. It has found us our last two
homes. Anyhow, I subscribed again and had no problems. I did a
last minute ad entry into the Gazette and hope to be in this next
one. I need to advertise myself and get a new gig. Thank you for
your help. S. J. S., Jacksonville, OR

Hi Solomon, thanks for your nice message. I'm glad to read that
the Gazette has found you your last two homes. I appreciate the
subscription renewal and thank you for listing your availability
in a Situations Wanted ad in the Gazette. I hope you once again
find a home to housesit or caretake via The Caretaker Gazette.

Hi Gary, I find that once again I will need the services of a
reliable caretaker for my family's property. The last couple you
sent me was excellent but their family circumstances changed and
they needed to move on. So, here is my renewal for another two
years. I am looking forward to finding another great caretaker
through your newsletter. Thanks for all you do! W. R., Santa
Rosa, CA

Hi Wendy, I'm glad to read that you found such a great caretaker
couple for your family's property via the Gazette. I'm confident
you'll find another great caretaker team from our pool of
excellent subscribers. 

Hello Caretaker Gazette, I've had such an overwhelming response
to my ad for a housesitter and catsitter! The quality of the
applicants is top notch! It won't be an easy choice but I'm
confident that my home and cats will be in good hands. Thank you
to all of you at the Gazette and thanks to all your subscribers
who responded to my ad! M.A.W., New York, NY

Hello Mary Ann, thanks for letting us know about the great
response to your Gazette ad. I'm sure you'll find a wonderful
housesitter/catsitter for your home.

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only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
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going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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ARKANSAS

MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS available at Bull Shoals and
Norfork. We have two volunteer positions for someone to serve as
a Maintenance Volunteer. The Volunteer will be primarily
performing tasks in group settings. Duties may include felling
and cutting trees/limbs, loading brush, blowing/raking leaves,
cutting and placing 6x6 wooden landscape timbers; bending,
crouching, lifting; utilizing heavy equipment and/or power tools
such as chainsaws, drills, and limb pruning saws, raking,
shoveling, and performing other tasks to accomplish a variety of
campground maintenance tasks. Other tasks, such as concrete,
electrical, plumbing, or painting, may be assigned according to
demonstrated skills and experience. The desired employees should
have had previous experience operating heavy equipment and
hauling trailers, should maintain a professional appearance and
manner, have a pleasant personality and teamwork values, be in
good physical health, and be willing to perform moderate to
strenuous labor. A personal background check is required. The
flexible work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week. A free
RV campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available)
is offered in lieu of payment for work. Please go to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." and apply online.

ARGENTINA

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

AUSTRALIA

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

CARETAKER WANTED in Tasmania. A three bedroom farm cottage,
garden, and garage, will be provided, located 20 minutes from
Campbell Town. The caretaker must be an animal lover, for the old
farm house, includes two dogs, three horses and chooks. A driving
license is required. This would be suitable for a quiet, country
loving, younger retired/pensioner person. No children, no pets
(there are plenty here!). Some light work including house help,
garden/handyperson, etc. Hand written applications only please.
References and police report required. Please send to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ON-SITE CARETAKERS NEEDED for a backpacker's hostel in Caloundra,
Queensland. This would suit a couple who is able to start ASAP.
Previous experience within the backpacker's/tourism industry will
be highly regarded. Long staying travelers may apply. For more
information, please contact us via email with your resume at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER COUPLE required for Dalkeith Downs Breeding Centre, 304
Kelly Rd, Gracemere, Rockhampton. A three bedroom house with all
amenities included. Garden maintenance and odd jobs required. We
prefer a caretaker couple with some cattle experience. This is a
good opportunity for retired grazier wishing to live closer to
town. Please apply in writing to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is searching for a caretaker in Aratula (a
small town in southeast Queensland, approximately 60 kilometers
southwest of Ipswich). Would suit a newly retired couple. Duties
include the upkeep of lawns and gardens, surrounding offices and
a house. Accommodation and power provided. References preferred.
To apply, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CARETAKER NEEDED for holiday rentals in a remote location -
Portland Roads, Far North Queensland. You can check our website
at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers." to learn more. This
would be suitable ideally to a self-funded couple who enjoy the
wilderness and associating with a variety of environmental
people. While the job does enjoy free rent and commission,
because of the small numbers of visitors, the amount in total is
not sufficient to sustain a living. The location is very remote
and in the Tropics. These factors should be seriously taken into
account by any applicant. Interested persons should email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ANIMAL/HOUSESITTER needed in North Maclean (south of Brisbane)
from April 23 through May 4, 2014. Need someone to look after my
house, miniature horse, donkey, terrier dog, plus two birds.
Please email Nancy: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more info.

HOUSESITTING COUPLE NEEDED in Glenwood, Queensland (near Gympie)
from the 1st of May to the 16th of September. Yes we do need your
help, as our home is our life. There is not much mowing or
looking after the gardens at this stage as there is not much
water for the plants. There is plenty of water for household use.
We require a husband and wife team. There is a mobile home and
caravan area available with power or live-in. We have one medium
dog who is very friendly and two cats. You will need to do the
mail collection and yard duties. Our mower will be available.
Must be clean in house and trustworthy. A shop and service
station are within two kilometers, and the main shopping centre
is 30 minutes away. The Post Office with a shop is 10 minutes
away as well. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HOUSESITTERS to mind our house in Robe, on the
southeastern Limestone Coast of South Australia, and two cats
from September 30 to October 27. We live in a comfortable three
bedroomed home with an open living/dining/kitchen area that looks
out onto a river and lake. There is a very small garden to be
maintained. Our house is a two minute walk from Long Beach and a
20 minute cliff walk into Robe itself. We have solar panels and a
water tank as our attempt at being environmentally conscious. A
free-standing wood fire and reverse-cycle keep the whole house
warm and cozy in the cooler part of the year. There's a covered
patio area and a small back lawn and garden and the whole of this
area has a 'zapper' fence around it which keeps our cats in and
other cats out. There are no houses opposite or directly behind
and only one neighbor along the side (and she's seldom there).
The lake opposite the house attracts all types of water birds. If
you're lucky, you'll see pelicans soaring in. Other bird life is
on view all the time. Robe is an historic town with lovely old
buildings and fantastic beaches as well as a rugged coast line.
The town is very well catered for in terms of restaurants,
boutique shops, supermarket and it even has its own small cinema.
Though there is no public transport or taxi, everything is within
walking distance. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

BELTANA STATION FLINDERS RANGES, located 40km south of Leigh
Creek, needs some help. We are a half a million acre sheep and
cattle station with tourism in the Flinders Ranges. We are
central to most exciting places in the Flinders and most places
are within an hour and a half drive. We are looking for people to
come and give us a hand with gardening and lawn keeping,
maintenance, handy man, may even get out to the paddocks, cooking
and cleaning. We have a flow of tourists but we are not a big
operation as we prefer to keep it on a level where we get to
spend time with our tourists and share dinners and drinks and
things with them also. We would be willing to provide meat, food,
dinners and remuneration if needed and are looking for people
that would like to stay a month or more at a time. For more
information, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

BELIZE

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

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

BRAZIL

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

CALIFORNIA

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

DOG/HOUSESITTER WANTED in Yorba Linda (Orange County) from August
24 to September 8. I have two small dogs that need lots of love
and attention. I keep a kosher home so I need a housesitter who
can follow kosher kitchen rules. I am willing to teach you and
all the cabinets are labeled milk or meat. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

HIGH DESERT HOUSE AND PROPERTY - Need a caretaker/housesitter for
maintenance and repairs on 40 acres of land and home in San Diego
County. This is a remote property in the small town of Ranchita,
near Borrego Springs and the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Bird
watching and star gazing are highlights. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ESTATE MANAGERS NEEDED for an adjacent Paso Robles property. We
are seeking a very passionate, personable, high-energy,
motivated, self-starter couple with good communication skills and
experienced in hospitality services. Must be comfortable living
in a remote area outside of Paso Robles, California. We are
looking for qualified, hands-on professionals, with strong family
values and integrity. The couple must be comfortable with
Christian Ministry events on the property. Duties to include:
Upkeep on the day-to-day interior and exterior maintenance,
plumbing, mechanical and electrical work, gardening and grounds
keeping, watering of landscape, and scheduling. Overseeing
vendors for: vehicle care, laundry, care of domestic animals
(dogs and cats) and housekeeping with specialty cleaning
projects. Assisting in hiring and training of any additional
staff members for the ranch as needed. Handling any and all
emergencies should they arise. CPR training is welcomed in a
candidate and or interest in being trained as an EMT.
Interviewing and supervising all outside contractors, scheduling
of daily/weekly duties performed for grounds staff, preventative
maintenance for the home, and autos, as well as coordination of
events and bookings on the property. Partner: Healthy and
physically fit, partner shall have more "hands on" duties for the
daily care of the estate's main home. This shall include anything
from filling in for the housekeeper duties as needed to prepare
for the owner's arrival, providing concierge services to any
guests/groups, managing of household accounts, orchestration of
functions, stocking and care of the household pantry, light
cooking, and flowers for décor upon request. May
occasionally include assisting the chef in preparation for
formal, or informal dinner parties. This position will carry the
role of a handyman to personal assistant at the main residence
with strong organizational skills being a plus. Some gardening is
expected to help keep the manicuring of perennial gardens and a
small organic vegetable garden beautiful year round. This is a
year-round, full-time position with an excellent salary and some
benefits, plus living accommodations in a separate three bedroom
house on the property. Salary is to be determined but will
commensurate with experience. Couples must bring competencies
beyond those listed above, possibly including building and land
maintenance skills, marketing skills, and basic office skills
(utilization of office phones, management of an office calendar,
etc). Basic bookkeeping experience using QuickBooks is critical.
We ideally seek a person/couple with a minimum of five years'
experience in a similar role, or someone who is currently working
as an Estate Manager, Bed & Breakfast Manager, or similar. The
Estate Manager wears many hats, and must be a stickler for
details. Applications by email only. Please forward, your cover
letter and resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." No phone calls please. Thank you.

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my Bay area home from May 1 through July
15, 2014. I have three spoiled cats which also will need to be
taken care of - so I am really searching for a cat/housesitter.
I'm a few blocks from the Balboa Park BART Station and a public
park with a swimming pool, playground, and tennis courts. Please
email me a letter about yourself and if you are a cat lover. Must
be non-smokers and able to provide checkable references. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is off grid and green, two miles from
Kirkwood Ski Resort, 35 miles from Lake Tahoe and has a
year-round position for a young, energetic, on-site, outdoor
loving person without baggage, smoking or pets to help run the
resort in the summer and winter seasons and share caretaking in
the off seasons with the hands-on Owner and Manager. Position
starts around May 1, 2014. Running the resort includes lodging
reservations, housekeeping, store, marina, maintenance,
facilities, snow removal (with loader, snow-cat, blower and
shovel), restaurant and Alternate Energy System operation. This
is an on-site position with salary for one person. Must have a
valid driver's license. Please email your resume to John, the
owner, at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

CANADA

HOUSESITTER WANTED on Vancouver Island, BC from September 28 to
October 16. Come and enjoy the lush Cowichan Valley with its many
fine wineries and gourmet eating opportunities. Marvel at local
totem poles, murals and too many artists of all mediums to
mention. Love the outdoors? There are numerous walks and hiking
trails to suit all energy levels and our Standard Poodle, Essex,
will love to accompany you. Duncan boasts about its Saturday
Farmers' Market; an easy 15 minute walk from the house (dogs
allowed). You will need to have the ability to lift a 40 lb bag
of heating pellets. Essex needs a daily walk of approximately one
hour. There is a lovely "off-leash" dog park we use some days. We
also have two cats. We will cover the utility bills for the right
person or couple. References are required. Please contact us for
more specific details by emailing "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

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

CARIBBEAN

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

COLOMBIA

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

COLORADO

EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER/ASSISTANT needed. This is a full-time
position with a wonderful family in Aspen. Duties include
provisioning for home, simple meal preparation, pet care,
occasional driving to appointments, house sitting, managing
vendors and contractors. The candidate would live-in the house
Monday - Friday and go to their own home on the weekends.
Excellent salary provided. Please send your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED full-time, year-round, on-site for a high
standard botanical grounds and elegant home. (Elevation 8,500').
Candidates ages 40-50, should be active and fit, and
knowledgeable and experienced at property management and
maintenance. Household and guesthouse, cleaning, laundry,
ironing, kitchen skills. Occasional weekend entertaining, flower,
vegetable gardens, greenhouses, barn, fishponds, lawns. Use of
small farm equipment, tools, Tractor, irrigation, pumps, snow
removal. Must love three big dogs, cats, horses, and be able to
co-exist with established employees and vendors. Must have a
current driver's license and a clean driving record. No children,
no smoking. Private on-site home, utilities, and salary provided.
Background check required. Please contact us via fax
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CONNECTICUT 

A BEAUTIFUL, REFINED PRIVATE COUNTRY ESTATE in Litchfield County
requires an experienced caretaker. This 60+ acre estate has
meticulous, professionally landscaped grounds, organic gardens
and greenhouse. We need a dedicated and accountable person in the
traditional role of caretaker - someone who will take care of and
look after the property as if it were their own. The ideal
candidate for this position will be someone who takes the
initiative, is organized and possesses the ability to prioritize.
High attention to detail, ability to work independently and a
positive attitude a must! Experience in a similar caretaking
position required. Some of the responsibilities and duties of
this position include: lawn maintenance (organic lawn
knowledge/interest a plus), snow removal, general handyman work,
outdoor lighting maintenance, monitoring and light maintenance of
landscape irrigation, pool care, automobile care, caring for the
family dog, trash and recycling, equipment maintenance,
greenhouse/plant care, exterior building/furniture and patio
maintenance, some window washing, assisting with outside vendors,
and splitting and stacking firewood. This is a hands-on position.
Full-time. Live out. Benefits included. Please forward your
resume and cover letter along with salary requirements to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Verifiable references and
passing background and credit check will be required.

CROATIA

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

ENGLAND 

HOUSEKEEPER AND HANDYPERSON/GARDENER COUPLE needed in
Oxfordshire. We are a couple with two student daughters returning
from abroad to a rural estate in Oxfordshire. We are in search of
a reliable, energetic and flexible couple. The housekeeper should
be a keen and experienced cook, whose other duties will include
cleaning, shopping, and responsibility for running the household.
The handyperson will carry out general maintenance in the house
including decorating and helping the housekeeper when necessary.
Experience in general gardening also required. A driver's license
is essential. Should be willing to house/dog-sit. Two days off
per week, usually during the week. An attractive self contained
flat will be provided. Please send a covering letter and your
resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."   

FLORIDA

CARETAKER COUPLE wanted in Lake County, FL. We are looking for a
husband/wife team to work at our property. The ideal couple would
have experience in general building maintenance, mowing,
cleaning, housekeeping, etc., also including the care of animals.
No smoking or drugs. Accommodations are available for a live-in
position. Please send your complete resume and any pertinent
information to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." Please
be sure to list your relevant experience, salary requirements and
references.

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

FRANCE 

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

GEORGIA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR a few RVing volunteer campground hosts, who
would like to do something unique for the summer, someone who is
retired, or someone who likes to travel/camp. We are looking for
folks who would like to serve as volunteer campground host at
Bolding Mill Campground at Lake Lanier for three to six or more
months. The campground is located close to a lot of amenities
within the North Georgia Area. In exchange for 20 hours of
volunteer service a week, individuals could stay at one of our
nicest campgrounds for free. The volunteer campgrounds sites in
Bolding Mill have full RV hook ups for large motor homes (50 amp
service, water, and sewer). To apply, please go online through
our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

GERMANY

PET/HOUSESITTER needed from August 10th through to September 11th
2014. Our house is situated in a rural area in South-Germany near
the city of Stuttgart. Being 140 sqm big (on two floors), it has
four dormitories, two bathrooms (with showers, one with bathtub),
a shared living and dining room, a big kitchen, a garage and a
large lovely and sunny terrace, equipped with barbeque grill.
Inside there are a dishwasher, microwave, two fridges, freezer,
two TVs, piano, fireplace, and by request six bikes (of different
sizes). The garden is nice to sit on the grass and is equipped
with a big wooden swing and slide and a large sandpit. We are
looking for someone who can feed and pet our three rabbits, look
after six goldfishes and the water lilies and take care of the
lawn. For more information, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." in the evenings.

GUATEMALA

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

HAWAII

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

CARETAKER WANTED in Remote Waipio Valley, Hawaii. We are looking
for a couple for our riverfront three acre property, in exchange
for weekly hours of outdoor physical labor in landscaping and
building. You will live in separate caretaker's quarters. The
owners don't live on the property. A 4WD vehicle and references
required. Cell phone and internet via cell phone hookup on site.
Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." Aloha, Rob
and Pam

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

LOOKING FOR A HOUSE EXCHANGE in Boise, Idaho or a housesitter for
my Big Island home from the middle of August to the middle of
December 2014. I have a plantation house, 30 minutes from Hilo,
close to the ocean. There is limited public transportation here,
so I recommend a car. Utilities are about $ 200/month - which you
will have to cover. Duties: care for four cats (one of them lives
in the house), clean house and cut grass (small yard).
Occasionally my five dogs who will be cared for elsewhere may get
dropped off in the backyard. Looking for a quiet, non-smoking
professional, who loves the country and animals. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

HELP NEEDED on the Big Island, in Honokaa: Caretaker must love
animals, from July 14th to the 23rd Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Must speak English.

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS are needed from August 24 to August
31 at a horse-breeding farm in the south of Iceland. Our tasks
will mainly be focused on improving the environment in and around
the area. We will be coating wooden walls of the accommodation
facilities, sleeping huts, platforms and fences. We will also
assist our host with gardening and the surroundings of the area.
While we help to beautify the area and the facilities, we will
explore the surroundings and enjoy free time activities such as
swimming and hiking. Please note that the amount of horseback
riding might be limited, depending on weather and physical
condition of the horses. We will be lodged in the guesthouse at
the premises, sharing rooms, sleeping on made up beds. Bringing a
sleeping bag is not necessary for the work camp (but might be
essential before and after it). Please bring your own bathing
suit and towels. Food ingredients will be provided and a kitchen
is available, volunteers will share the duties of cooking. Please
do not forget some traditional food from your home country for
the international evening. We will stay in the south of Iceland,
around 60 km from Reykjavík. The largest towns in the
vicinity are Hveragerdi and Selfoss (population is 6,000). The
work camp site is located about 15 km from Selfoss. We will be
able to explore and enjoy the south Icelandic lowland, which is
made out of sand and rock sediments delivered by the river pjorsa
during the last centuries. The land is covered mostly by green
grass and the closeness of the ocean can be felt in the air. Our
camp is in close vicinity to many natural hot springs and natural
pools that hikers can take a dip in. The hiking possibilities are
almost endless with Hengill, Reykjadalir (Steam Valley),
Molddalhnukar, Olkelduhnukur, Dalsel and Klambragil close by. To
learn more, please visit our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

IDAHO

FARM INTERN WANTED. We are seeking help with animals, building
construction, special projects toward self-sufficiency, gardens,
and property maintenance on our hillside acreage. No chemicals.
Herb gardens, medicinal and culinary, are in process, and with an
interested helper will expand and take to the next level of
growth and preparation. Permaculture. Beautiful mountain and
evergreen tree scenery, 2,400 elevation, in north central Idaho.
One hour away from a college and two Universities. Retired
behavioral economist and psychotherapist, writing and exploring
human nature in relationship with the universe, spiritual, not
religious, enjoying our animals, and the fruits of our small farm
living. Aspiring toward self-sustainability, eventual resources
to share, can't keep up with it all despite week-end help from
friends. Exchange room (small trailer) and board; information
from experience in basics of small homestead self-sustainability;
and exploring anything you are interested in that we know, for 20
hours a week of you sharing your efforts of caring responsibility
for whatever needs doing. We have expectations of sharing our
life with someone who has a strong interest in the land and
animals, homesteading self-sustainability and all that entails,
interest in learning, has a good attitude and okay with farm work
(including shoveling manure and building fences), and applying
their best efforts. Dialogues on life, love, nature, the
Universe, and the pursuits of happiness a plus! References
please. Experience: let's talk about it. Requires strength enough
to dig holes, push filled wheelbarrows up hills, pound fence
posts, carry feedbags, move small hay bales, rototill; and
compassion enough to recognize that animals are people too.
Length of stay: negotiable, and dependent on mutual
compatibility. Please write to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

IRELAND 

PET AND HOUSESITTER WANTED in the Irish midlands starting July
24, 2014. I need someone to housesit a renovated old world
country cottage and look after two seven-month-old puppies and
also two cats. For more info, please email Neil at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

JAPAN

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

CARETAKER PROFILE
The Path That No One Takes
Date of Birth: 7/1/59
Interests: walking, x-country skiing, music, history, mysticism,
and islands
Quote: "What good am I, if I'm like all the rest" B. Dylan

Craig Breder

It is difficult summing up a life on just one page, I could
easily use that up just recounting my wanderings around the
Orkneys and Ireland for a summer. I suppose starting at the
beginning would be best. I was born into a military family in
Atlantic City. After moving over a dozen times I graduated from
Karlsruhe American High School, in what was then West Germany.
Returning to New Jersey I enrolled in a college for a couple
years. Coming to the conclusion I could attain the same knowledge
being offered just by reading the books, I left and took a job
manufacturing surfboards. With the bankruptcy of the company I
moved on to the building trades. Unfortunately the recession of
the early 1980's happened and construction work dried up.
No stranger to travel, I headed out west; eventually ending up at
a resort in Colorado working as a janitor. I actually found it
rather humorous since "Atlas Shrugged" was one of my favorite
books in high school, and the resort was not too far from Rand.
So I started pursuing the American Dream; starting a family,
opening a business (paint contractor), and enjoying ordinary
life. They say nothing is constant except change and I learned
that lesson when I came home from work one day and found that it
all had vanished. A little dazed and confused, I moved into the
woods in order to consider my options. Coming out a few months
later, I started to travel the country; supporting myself by
working for room and board, selling some of my crafts, and the
occasional paint job. At a concert one day it dawned on me that I
was still enrolled in school, it was just that it was a mystery
school and I wouldn't be graduating until I passed on. 
About this time a former employee of mine offered me a permanent
painting position at his family's lodge. Being that it was a
summer resort and the winters are not conducive to outdoor work,
I only had to work during the spring and fall. With plenty of
time to travel and earning a decent wage, I started to do my
Spirit Walk overseas. Eventually, I started taking on more
management responsibilities at the lodge. Besides the painting
and staining of new and existing buildings, as well as the upkeep
on the family's other houses, I was training the new managers and
inspecting their departments. My business card read Painter,
Quality Control Manager, and Spiritual Advisor. I was actually
offered a place in "Who's Who in America's Executives,
Professionals, and Entrepreneurs". Unfortunately an email address
was required and I was still pretending I could ignore the
Computer Age. It was then decided the lodge where I was working
at the time could use a caretaker. I assumed the role of
caretaker. We winterized a cabin and I started staying most of
the winter. It became my favorite part of the job, even without
electricity or water. I had plenty of free time to read and do
crafts; solitude, since you had to ski or snowshoe in; and
silence, except for natural sounds. We did eventually get power
and started plowing the road when the family started developing
some of the property. This role of caretaker and the
responsibilities continued for 10 years until the owners decided
to move on and sold the property to a corporation.
I have never gone overseas for a specific job. When I travel I
normally just get a room for the first two nights at my point of
entry, talk to some of the locals and then formulate a plan (I
rarely leave from the same country I arrived in). I then check my
journal for possible positions that I had previously written down
from past issues of The Caretaker Gazette. For example, on my way
from Ireland to the Canary Islands I stayed at a farm in Portugal
and a B&B in Cadiz, Spain, both of which I had found via postings
in The Caretaker Gazette.
I still have the cabin and the painting job, but due to the new
pay scale I work during the summer for the maintenance
department. During the winter I go to Florida and help my parents
out. In my youth I always tried to take the path no one had taken
before, but now the least travelled ones are fine. The options
now include selling off some of my collections by opening an art
gallery, starting a company inspecting resorts, selling my crafts
at renaissance fairs, or becoming an itinerant painter of
Victorian houses. Another caretaking job would allow me to do all
these things or none. Now that it's time for something new, I've
been reading The Caretaker Gazette a little more closely. For me,
the newsletter has always been useful in finding temporary work
overseas that offers room and board. Now though, I'm interested
in something a little more permanent and plan to use the Gazette
to find that too. The South Pacific or Ireland would be nice, but
I'm certainly open to something new and different. No worries,
Mate; the adventure never ends. 

 Main lodge building at the Grand Lake Lodge

KANSAS

PERRY LAKE is seeking RVing volunteers to help with staffing the
visitor center in the summer months of 2014 (flexible on arrival
and departure). Duties include greeting customers and providing
information on the lake and surrounding areas, answering phones,
keeping brochures stocked, and administrative work as necessary.
RV sites are directly adjacent to visitor center, so no morning
commutes! Applicants need to have top notch people skills;
familiarization with transferring calls on business phones a
plus, but not a necessity. For your volunteer services, 50 amp,
water and a sewer campsite for your RV will be provided. To
apply, please go online through our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

MASSACHUSETTS

LARK HOTELS seeks an Assistant Manager. We are looking for a
hardworking, honest individual with excellent interpersonal
skills to assist the General Managers in all aspects of our
upscale 20 room boutique hotel in Nantucket, MA. This is a
full-time seasonal position, mid-May through October 2014 with
housing available by mid-July for $750 a month. The job
requirements include guest reservations (phone and online),
checking guests in/out, hospitality and concierge service, cafe
services, some prep of breakfast items, some housekeeping and
laundry, prep of mixer bar, and other tasks related to the daily
operation of the property. This is a hands-on job. If you are a
person who is teamwork oriented, hardworking, forward-thinking,
detail oriented and trustworthy, and able to receive feedback and
want to work in a beautiful vibrant town, please send us your
information. Bonus skills: culinary/pastry background, light
repair/maintenance. Compensation; salary of $3,000 a month.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and references to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MEXICO

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

MINNESOTA

FULL-TIME CARETAKER OR CARETAKER TEAM needed in Plymouth, MN.
This is an opportunity for an experienced professional to work at
a professionally managed condo association. The candidate(s)
should be self-motivated requiring minimal supervision. Boiler
and pool licenses needed or be willing to acquire. Computer
proficiency and HVAC familiarity required. Includes cleaning,
maintenance and grounds keeping. Must be able to lift over 50
lbs. Compensation includes salary, housing and benefits. Please
fax your resume and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers."

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

MISSOURI

THE ABSENTEE OWNER of an upscale historic Inn with Cottages in
the beautiful Missouri wine country is looking for an
Innkeeper/Innkeeper couple to fully manage our unique property.
The successful candidate(s) will have a real passion for
providing top-notch service to our guests and will have a proven
success record in managing a similar large B&B or boutique hotel.
Knowledge of online marketing, SEO optimization, and the ability
to achieve excellent social media reviews and ratings is
imperative. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate
personal ownership of tasks by prioritizing, setting goals,
organizing and following through to assure the results match high
expectations. The ability to schedule and supervise housekeeping
staff for cost-efficient room turns, and well-kept common areas
is necessary. In addition, preference will be given to applicants
who also have cooking or food service experience, as full
breakfasts are served to our discriminating guests, and frequent
events often involve food service. Light landscaping experience
is also a plus. This is a full-time, salaried position which will
include (approximate) day/eve/weekend - 48 hours per week during
May to October, and 32 hours per week November to April. Health
insurance, paid vacation included. Near-site housing may be
offered as part of the compensation package. Please email your
resume, work history, and why you would be a good fit for this
position to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

RESIDENT MANAGER CARETAKER TEAM needed. A Little Rock Management
Company is seeking a Resident Manager and a Caretaker Team for a
family community in Independence, Missouri totaling 48 units.
Must be professional, outgoing, energetic, and capable of
performing duties unsupervised on a day-to-day basis. Experience
in property management, is preferred but not required. Must be
bonded on credit history and willing to reside on the property.
The compensation package includes: rent/utility free three
bedroom apartment along with a monthly salary. Duties include:
leasing apartments, collecting rents, bookkeeping, general
maintenance, rehabbing/cleaning units, and yard care duties.
Please send letters or resumes with references to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MONTANA

ENERGETIC CARETAKER/MANAGER COUPLE wanted for part-time work at
our small, unique lodge located outside of Hamilton, MT,
overlooking the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Position starts in
September, but the couple needs to come in the middle of August
for training. Duties include grounds keeping, maintenance and
repairs of property/buildings. You will need to be friendly and
detailed oriented, as we also have two cabin rentals that require
reservations, checking in of guests and cleaning of the cabins
and lodge. Must be computer savvy. Compensation: one bedroom
(loft-style) log cabin with large deck and fabulous view.
Utilities and internet included. Monthly stipend of $1,200.
Supplemental income is not necessary but would be very helpful.
Please email your resume, and a letter of interest to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

NEBRASKA

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

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

NEVADA

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

NEW MEXICO

FREE RENT in a Guest House in Galisteo, NM (30 minutes to Santa
Fe), and $350/month salary in exchange for horse care. Horse
experience required. A beautiful one bedroom with kitchenette,
bath, 800 sq. ft., 20 acre property, with tile, vigas, radiant
heat, Wi-Fi, and natural light. There are between two to four
horses, feed times five to six days/week, two times a day: 7am
and 6pm. Grooming, blanketing, mucking, etc. Pets okay.
Non-smoking. Utilities extra. One year lease. Security deposit is
$850. References are required. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

SEEKING A HOUSE/HORSE/DOG-SITTER from the end of April through
February, 2015. Quaint one bedroom casita on 10 acres with three
horses and two dogs, 15 minutes north of Taos, NM. Horse
experience a must, and references required. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

NEW MEXICO, 35 miles from Santa Fe. 5,800 ft elevation, on US
Highway and the Rio Chama River. Permanent position for Caretaker
- couple. Private 60 acre "ranch" but horses are only occasional
visitors. Duties include: 1- monitoring and managing ranch
facilities which include well, water treatment equipment,
irrigation wells and systems, waste treatment, solar heat,
stand-by diesel powered generator, security systems, fire safety,
telephone and internet (we provide instructions). 2- pasture,
ground cover, pond. Sand paths, arenas, paddocks and roads and
deadfall (cottonwood) management. 3- lawn and garden care
Facility includes main house and garden, barn, large work shop
with winch, hay barn, pond with fountain and filters, 5/8th mile
oval track and caretaker's casita (little house).  4- if a couple
applies, some house cleaning and additional seasonal gardening
work available. Requires about twenty hours a week averaged over
the year (more in growing season, far less in winter). Must be
able to perform general handyman work, handle a tractor and
maintain machinery. Crude welding (pipe fence repair etc.)
desirable. You will have time for outside part-time work or
pursuing your own hobbies, art work, etc. You must be drug free,
pass credit and criminal checks, and be a non-smoker (fire risk).
Pets are OK with prior approval. A five-year-old stick-built one
bedroom house fully equipped with modern kitchen (custom
hard-wood cabinets and stainless appliances, laundry and bath,
heat, air conditioning, and internet are provided. Salary
dependent on your background and skill level. Position available
June 9th or later by mutual agreement. Please mail your complete
resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

NEW YORK

FARM PARADISE at the foot of the Catskills near Saugerties.
Gentleman's farm/small inn/wedding site needs highly qualified
caretakers to clean rooms, take care of animals provide a wide
range of general maintenance and grounds-keeping. Please send
verifiable resume and photos. Pay includes stipend and lodging.
Local interviewing a must. Please respond to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

SEEKING PRIVATE LODGE MANAGER for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Old
Forge, NY. 120-year-old private family recreation club seeks a
full-time permanent live-in manager(s). Couple preferred, with a
late April start date. Busy summer season with caretaking duties
in winter. In season operation includes, small store, four rental
cabins, Saturday night picnic for 80-100 guests, maintenance,
grounds, and member services. 30 privately owned camps on the
lake. Compensation includes annual salary, vacation/sick, 401K,
family medical benefits, private housing, holiday bonus, and
limited use of the club vehicle. Please send your resume and
cover letter to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." No calls
please.

MARRIED COUPLE needed to live and work on private equestrian
estate. She to work in house and care for dogs and cats. He to
maintain yard, grounds and pool. Must also be able to do barn
work and feed horses, chickens and cats. Must have experience.
Non smokers. Non drinkers. References required. Private housing
plus salary. Please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." to learn more or email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

LIVE-IN (SEPARATE APARTMENT) or live-out caretaker needed. Can be
an individual or couple for my beautiful Hudson Valley, New York,
northern Dutchess County property. I have two houses and sizable
acreage not all of which is developed. I need help with simple
carpentry, plumbing, painting; grounds-keeping, snow removal and
mowing; general maintenance; some shopping and gardening;
chickens; and looking after the property and homes when I travel.
Housecleaning is an asset. Driving skills a must, and most
important: organizational skills to coordinate all of the above
and subcontract. References needed. Salary negotiable depending
on the living arrangement. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

NEW ZEALAND

WEEKEND MANAGER needed two days per week, for two hours helping
clean, the rest of the time is chatting with guests, playing
board games, taking bookings, meeting new and interesting people,
and generally being available to assist our customers. You will
get dorm accommodation, free Wi-Fi (yes unlimited) and free
laundry (also unlimited). This position requires exceptional,
fluent English, with a three week minimum stay. Come explore and
enjoy a beautiful little seaside village. We look forward to
hearing from you! Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED doing painting and odd jobs. Help with
painting a house and fence. Accommodation and meals will be
provided in exchange for four to five hours work each day. This
would suit a couple or two singles. The work is outside. Some
experience is necessary as well as being enthusiastic and
careful. We live in central Christchurch within easy walking
distance to bus routes and the city. To apply, please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for a phone interview.

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

NORWAY

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

OHIO

RVING CAMPGROUND HOSTS needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Campground
from May through September 2014. We are looking for friendly
volunteers who enjoy working with the public. Duties will
include; litter-pick up, fire ring clean up, and answering
visitor questions. The schedule will be 20 hours a week, mostly
needed on weekends and holidays. A free RV campsite with electric
provided. To apply, please go online through our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

OKLAHOMA

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

RANCH HAND wanted for a northern Oklahoma ranch. Need long-term
experience in cow/calf and ranch operations. Current and past
long-term, solid work references required. Please send
applications only to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

OREGON

SUMMER CHEF/COOK NEEDED for a Beautiful/Remote Oregon Inn. We are
looking for a talented individual who loves the great outdoors,
hospitality and good food. If you are the kind of person who
would enjoy "living on the edge" at our unique and highly
acclaimed destination "glamping" Inn then this fun job is for
you! The successful applicant must have a strong work ethic, be a
team player, possess some computer/writing/phone skills, like
cooking and food prep (we can train), and have enthusiasm and
enjoyment of serving others. If this describes you, then consider
an opportunity for the summer with us! General duties include
taking and making reservations, helping in the kitchen/restaurant
when needed, gardening, and housekeeping. We are guest-centric! 
The season begins Memorial Day weekend and ends at the end of
September. In return, we pay a monthly stipend, provide complete
room/board, one day off a week, and tip sharing as well as other
perks.  If interested, please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." with your resume and references.

I AM LOOKING FOR A LADY who would like to live on my ranch in
southeastern Oregon and be responsible for the following duties:
maintaining the home, cooking, and cleaning. Must be able to
drive. To apply, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." and keep trying because I'm not always near the
phone, or you can leave a message.

LOOKING FOR A RANCH TEAM. This is a permanent position to live on
ranch in a two bedroom residence on the Umpqua River and operate
our Olive farm in the Glide, Oregon area, near the Umpqua River.
Please fax your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM to fill our caretaker
position for a 42 unit apartment complex in Medford for residents
age 55 and older. On-site residency required. Duties include
janitorial/maintenance, lawn care, landscaping, grounds care,
general premises oversight, general errands, and assistance with
contractor bids and proposals. The caretaker has a five day work
week, 40 hours. A one bedroom apartment, plus wages provided. A
drug screen, DMV, and background check are required. Please mail
your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

PERU

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

PORTUGAL

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

SOUTH DAKOTA

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

SPAIN

HOUSESITTER WANTED in for my home in the countryside of
Andalusia, Spain for June, July, August, and September. There are
no animals to take care of; I am just looking for someone to stay
at home during my absence. My house is eco-friendly, so it is
important that the housesitter is very responsible and someone
who has a low consummation of electricity and water.  A
vegetarian or vegan housesitter will be perfect.  This is for
people who are not afraid to stay alone in the countryside at
21/2 km from the village. More information is available on
request. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

TENNESSEE 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED during church camp season from March through
November. Bring own RV, income, healthy, skilled, servant's
heart. Pay is not much, but the benefits are eternal! Please
email your caretaker's bio to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

TEXAS

FULL-TIME/LONG-TERM RANCH HAND OR COUPLE needed for an 11,000
acre ranch located off I-10 in Southwest Texas. Must have
experience with cattle and goats as well as the willingness to do
all kinds of tasks in general ranch maintenance with or without
supervision. Heavy equipment operation experience a plus. A small
home with utilities will be provided. To apply, please send your
resume with prior work references and salary requirements to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ESTATE MANAGER needed for property management of multiple
residences and a business property. This is a full-time
opportunity in Dallas, Texas. Local candidates only please. Must
have experience managing multiple properties or residences. Need
experience managing construction and renovation projects,
maintaining landscaping of residential properties, and experience
developing an operating budget. Will supervise two handymen, will
work with outside vendors/contractors to maintain the upkeep and
appearance of the residences (five are occupied, one is under
construction) and one business property, manage all work
alongside a property management staff, and maintain vehicles. The
Client wants a minimum of 10 years of experience supporting
domestic households, experience with residential construction,
and experience managing landscaping of residential properties. If
you are located in the Dallas, TX area, please email your resume
and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

RANCH HAND JOB AVAILABLE on a ranch in South Texas. Some
experience needed but also must be willing to learn, willing to
do all kinds of tasks and work with and without supervision.
There is an opportunity for future advancement for the right
person. A small nice house with a nice benefit package provided.
Please mail your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Texas is looking for a caretaker to
provide security, maintenance, and grounds care for our historic
Plaza. In exchange for these services, there is an unfurnished
house provided on the grounds, with utilities paid. The house is
ideal for a mature single person or a couple without live-in
children. The Society would like the position filled by May 1,
2014. If interested please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

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

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

THAILAND

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

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

UTAH

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

VIRGINIA

INNKEEPER WANTED for a busy, eight-room historic B&B in
Charlottesville, Virginia. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX opened in 2003
and has sold more than 22,000 room nights in the last decade.
Needless to say, the innkeeper or couple we hire will be expected
to embrace the lifestyle of a very busy inn. We have experienced
owners and a quality staff to assist the person we hire for this
important role. Routinely voted one of the best cities in
America, Charlottesville is home of The University of Virginia
and Monticello. Our Inn is on Main Street in Charlottesville,
walking distance to dozens of restaurants and shops. We offer
free onsite living in a terrace level studio apartment (furnished
or unfurnished, with bathroom, laundry, and walk-in closet), a
competitive salary, free utilities and generous vacation time.
The ideal candidate is friendly and smart, with a positive
attitude, reliable, healthy and fit. Must possess the desire to
do what it takes to keep this Inn running smoothly. The owners
are active in this Inn, but are in search of an innkeeper who can
be a champion of quality and hospitality. Our innkeeper must have
an extensive familiarity with the broad range of duties involved
in running an Inn. If we have described you, please email cover
letter and resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." - no phone calls, please.

HOUSE/APARTMENT TRADE OPPORTUNITY. New York City three bedroom
apartment wanted for exchange or rent, preferably on the Upper
West Side, for one year, beginning June/July 2014 in exchange for
a lovely, spacious three to four bedroom house with a fenced yard
near the downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA. For more
information, please email caretaker@caretaker.org with New York
City/Charlottesville, VA Trade in the Subject Line.

WASHINGTON

SEEKING DEPENDABLE HELP on a 35 acre Orcas Island farm. Outdoor
work only. Duties include daily care and feeding of three horses,
five alpacas, four goats, and a flock of chickens. Gardening,
harvesting and light landscaping tasks (no tractor work). Require
30 hours/week. June - August private bedroom provided. September
- May private full cottage provided. Fair stipend to be
determined after an initial two week trial period. Prefer a
minimum six week commitment, but welcome longer stays. Please
contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

WISCONSIN

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

WYOMING

WYOMING CAMPGROUND WORK CAMPER COUPLE needed for our 2014 season.
Work for your RV site. Please email for more details
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."or visit our website for
more information at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. Year-round Caretaker Couple is needed to
live on site, provide a security presence, provide cooking and
light cleaning services, and assist in maintaining a large,
unique property in a rural mountain setting in the Northwestern
United States. Qualified candidates need to enjoy a secluded
mountain haven, have good maintenance and handyman skills, as
well as good cooking and housekeeping skills. Candidates must be
flexible, and willing to respond to a variety of work, as needed.
Additional duties include running errands and dog care. A
spacious, newly remodeled two-bedroom house on the property is
provided. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package for a
30-40 hour work week. Starting date is flexible. Please send a
resume and cover letter to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for immediate consideration. Only qualified
candidates will be contacted.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Semi-retired arborist, horticulturist offers
home/pets/plant-sitting from May to November. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for details. I'm
reliable, honest, and knowledgeable.

Gardener with dog seeks to transplant self to Western U.S. I'm
tired of city life; noisy neighbors; landlords who don't fix
things. I long for solitude; wide open spaces; redwood forests;
redrock canyons; sounds of lapping tides or burbling streams.
Will caretake property; gardens; ghost towns; historic areas ...
Any opportunity to pursue photography - Big Plus. Need
housing/income. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

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

Responsible, diligent, and capable person seeking house sitting
or caretaker position in the United States. Skills include
hosting, house cleaning, and animal caregiving. Able to perform
heavy labor work and some maintenance if needed. References upon
request. Please contact at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Couple wants to manage a Florida Keys property such as a small
resort or motel. Retired teacher and Executive salesman honest,
reliable, and trustworthy! Christian, friendly and good workers
can help you run your property! Please contact Gary at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Personal assistant can handle complex international/domestic
travel, correspondence, editing, proofreading, events, social
media - computer savvy. Hourly/retainer. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

An experienced, well rounded couple is looking for a more rural
setting! We have been caretaking our present beautiful estate for
over 13 years, camp-hosted various secluded state park
campgrounds seven years, and cattle ranched seven years.
Interested in long-term caretaking with housing in
Oregon/Washington. We have some income, excellent current and
past references. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

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

Retired male looking for remote caretaker position. I have
extensive handyman skills, outdoor skills, as a licensed guide,
and experience living in remote areas in primitive conditions.
Please contact Harry at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Mother of two young homeschooled girls looking to caretake in a
Spanish speaking country, preferably Mexico/central America
starting September/October. Have previous caretaking experience
in Japan, USA and Europe. My daughters are well behaved, great
travelers and love animals. We will take fantastic care of your
cats, dogs and plants! Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Want to caretake property along coastal Oregon/long-term. Need
pay/housing (cabin/yurt/house). Reliable; industrious
self-starter 40+ with dog enjoys solitude. Non-smoker/no drugs.
Will garden; provide security; general upkeep. Need to be settled
somewhere by September. Ten years ago I provided security for 75
acre woodland in Georgia; lived in cabin among the trees; made
enough to cover supplies and storage unit. Would like to find
something like that again. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

Short Term Sitter. 10 to 20 days. Available on short notice.
Weather dependent. Experience with cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens,
and horses. Background of ranchettes, B&B (sitter only), cabin
cruiser, and haciendas. Non-maintenance oriented except in
emergencies. Retired older senior male of excellent health, no
meds, non-smoking, no drugs, social drinker, and no pets. Make
note for yourself and friends, and call Robert at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers.". Thanks and May the Winds
bring You much Tranquility!

Couple retiring December seeking caretaker job in Northern
California. Husband's experience law enforcement and
cattle/agriculture. Wife's experience paralegal, caregiving of
elderly and special needs. Dependable, honest and great
references. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Caretaker/Housesitting/Pet Care. Retired, healthy, educated,
single woman seeking full-time house-sitting/pet care position in
exchange for rent-free living accommodations (salary optional,
depending on duties). I have a passport and am willing to
relocate.  I would prefer a year-round commitment. I have a small
dog (my best friend).  I am organized, honest, responsible,
flexible, and have a sense of humor to adapt to life's unexpected
challenges!  I have 30+ years of
accounting/business/administrative work experience (before
retiring) and raised six (successful) children. (Doesn't that
just about say it all?!) No addictions - other than chocolate! I
am a good person. References on request. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Adult Caregiver available. Caring, dependable, people person.
Fifteen years experience with Alzheimer\'s, stroke, etc. Also
fifty years experience as horse trainer and instructor in English
and western. Location desired is Alabama. Anywhere from
Birmingham south as far as Prattville. Excellent references for
both occupations. Available June 1st. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Single mature male seeking caretaking position. Prefer remote and
challenging environments, but open to many experiences. I am a
self starter, organized, independent and very reliable. Just ask
my references. I have lived off grid for several months at a
time, and know the importance of adapting to all situations. Also
capable of maintaining your home as you desire. Experienced
handyman, excellent at problem solving, includes plumbing,
electrical, and building. Hard work does not scare me. Excellent
references. If I say I'll do it...Consider it done. Prefer
Western half of the country. Available immediately. Looking
forward to hearing from you at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Trustworthy German Couple seeking a housesitting-position.
Preferably in California, NYC, Chicago, or Vancouver for
July/August 2014. Middle-aged former flight attendant and
business man. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Hello - I'm a professional woman, freelance event producer
originally from the North Shore of Oahu. I work in Southern
California, NYC and Hawaii. Looking for a housesitting or
property caretaker position for the months of August and October
2014 in Hawaii - Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Big Island; I will need use
of a car on all islands except for Oahu. If you are heading out
of town for a trip or just need some help, I am able to care for
your animals, plants, garden and home in exchange for room or
guest house cottage, use of kitchen and own bathroom. Stipend
depending on the amount of work needed. I am booked for the month
of September on Oahu and looking to anchor my time in Hawaii with
the other two months. I care for vacation rentals and guest
houses in Joshua Tree, CA during the fall and spring. Started
housesitting and animal caretaking as the responsible high school
kid years ago and have been doing so ever since. Worked in humane
education and was an adoption councilor for SPCA LA, therefore
have a lot of background in animal care. Been a homeowner and
property manager. Looking to keep having wonderful adventures and
quiet places to write. If my cat, Gwen, can come with me too even
better. For more information and references please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

San Diego County:  Estate Sitter/Caretaker Available 6/1/14. 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. Photos available. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

Married Couple Seeks: Full-time, year round caretaking position
for a private residence, lodge, bed and breakfast, guest or
family ranch in a Colorado location. More than 25 years combined
experience in a small business, large group services,
maintenance, landscaping, horse packing, farm and ranch duties,
employee management, multiple day hunting and outdoor trip
excursions. We are conscientious, self-starters and have a great
work ethic. We are project visionaries, pay close attention to
details and take pride in completing a project from start to
finish. We welcome an opportunity to be creative in our jobs. If
interested, please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." References available upon request.

Retired couple living in the Palms Springs Area has availability
for June, July, August and September. Can do caretaking or dog
sitting. We are professional people who have excellent
references. Please call or email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Professional Horsewoman and Adult Female Caregiver. Fifteen years
experience. Caring, fun loving and dependable. I have cared for
clients with Alzheimer's, stroke and most all health needs
including the developmentally disabled. I have extensive
experience as a horse trainer and instructor. Also have training
in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Location desired is Birmingham,
Alabama or surrounding areas or Flagstaff, Arizona or surrounding
areas. Excellent references. Available June 1, 2014. Please
contact by phone or text at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." 

Experienced working Caretaker, proficient in all areas of home
building, remodeling, repairs, groundskeeping and maintenance,
landscaping and gardening. Heavy equipment operator, boat driver,
novice SEL pilot. Also former resort Executive Chef/current
personal chef well-versed with many cuisines. I can manicure your
grounds, harvest the herbs and produce, slaughter the chicken,
prepare a fine meal and build a gazebo outside to dine under!
Seeking paying caretaking and/or private chef position,
preferably on an island or for home in tropics or other warm
climbs. For complete bio, resume and references contact Marc at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

Situation wanted in Los Angeles, California. 50's Female Mom,
Horticulturalist, prior NREMT, Ivy League Engineer, educated in
animal science and agriculture would appreciate house sitting or
renting rooms/wing in a house to share and or large guest house
located in Los-Angeles between UCLA and Studio-City. Please
consider if you love your home and gardens, want to travel,
and/or are debating downsizing but don't want to leave your home
and appreciate having another adult resident. Some prior
experience with residential property management, and general
contractor in house-remodel. I am honest, ethical, responsible,
easy-going, and 4D-Free. Please respond to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." Thank you!

Mature couple seeking a housesitting/caretaking position. I'm
retired from the government with 30 years of service. Husband has
a CDL, trains horses, works cattle, operates heavy equipment
(extremely handy, can do anything). We are looking to relocate to
Central California and hopefully caretake for a ranch life. We
have two border collies, two outside cats and six horses. We are
trustworthy, dependable and hard working. Please call Dixie at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

We are looking for a new adventure. We spent our winter
caretaking an off-grid cabin deep in the Siskious in Southern
Oregon. Please see our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see more
about us. We have a proven track record as caretakers and
property managers of properties both elegant and rustic. We are
looking for a caretaker, work-trade, stewardship, or farming
opportunity. We have excavation, landscaping, masonry, gardening,
ranching (cattle and horses), carpentry, painting, accounting,
reservations, and cleaning skills along with a very good work
ethic. We prefer the west coast of the United States, but are
open to discuss any situation that involves living in the
islands, the coast, the mountains, near a river or lake, or any
other place of beauty where gardening is an option. We have very
little baggage and are prepared to move soon. Our two children
are very stable, well mannered, witty and fun to be around. They
enjoy living where their parents work and enjoy being involved in
projects and having structured chores. They have been
homeschooling for the last few months and we plan on continuing
this trend. We are a young non-smoking couple with 16 wonderful
years working together as a team. We enjoy working hard and are
eager to start our next adventure. Please contact us at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." or through our website's
contact us page.

Retired couple looking for a caretaking position on a Ranch/Farm.
Dependable, non-drinking, non-smoking. We have experience in
farming and ranching activities, rehabilitation of older and
injured equines, natural horsemanship and alternative medical
treatment for animals. Also have experience in Dutch Oven
Cooking. Housing required. Salary negotiable. Long-time property
owners. References available on request. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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