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THIS IS OUR 201st ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 34, Number 3       

May/June 2016        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS
- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 33 states
and 11 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Good, responsible people: Bonnie and Davy
- Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALASKA

WANTED A CHRISTIAN COUPLE to help at a family owned remote
private lodge on a lake in southwest Alaska. General maintenance
and repairs, all types hard work construction from the ground up,
log work, and boat upkeep. Help with meals, cleaning in the lodge
and miscellaneous outside chores. Staring mid-May to fall. $2,000
per month plus room and board, we provide transportation from
Anchorage to the lodge and back. Have Satellite Internet, remote
phone service and indoor plumbing. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

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

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

ARIZONA  

A POPULAR, DOWNTOWN TUCSON six suite, historic B&B is looking for
full-time live-in Innkeeper(s).  Duties include healthful,
2-course breakfast preparation and serving (we are well-known for
our menu - you must be a "foodie"), reservation management, guest
check-in, laundry, some room cleaning, scheduling of cleaning,
maintenance, landscaping, etc. Must have previous experience, be
hard-working, have strong task organizational and time management
skills, must be prompt at all times, and have excellent customer
service skills including the ability to anticipate guest needs.
Must dress professionally and be non-smoking, with no visible
tattoos, be self-motivated, detail oriented, extremely
trustworthy and honest, comfortable with social media, and highly
computer literate (knowledge of Rezovation online booking system
a plus). Candidate should understand that this is a hands-on
lifestyle, and not be bothered by Owner involvement. Couples
and/or go-getter individuals, and those with culinary backgrounds
will be considered. Compensation includes housing, utilities,
salary, and a month of paid time off in the summer. Would ideally
like Innkeeper(s) to start in early June 2016 in order to overlap
with our outgoing Innkeepers. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls please.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hi Gary, I advertised in The Gazette in 2015 for a house/cat/dog
sitter for January 2016 and was amazed by the amount of interest
I received. It was a difficult process but we whittled down the
many responses to two - and then flipped a coin to choose! We
found a wonderful couple who took great care of our home and
animals - they even had dinner ready for our return. I would
thoroughly recommend The Caretaker Gazette and am looking at
advertising again later this year - I love it! Thanks for a great
publication, Juliette S., UK
 
Hi Juliette, thanks for sharing your great advertising success
with us. I'm glad that your ad in The Caretaker Gazette resulted
in so many qualified candidates. It sounds like your home was in
great hands while you were away. Please keep us in mind if you
need to find great pet/housesitters again.
 
Thanks to my help-wanted ad in your publication I have a number
of candidates for my housesitting position. Do you have any
advice or direction about a legal contract that I might use as a
starting point for an agreement between myself and the live-in
housesitter I intend to hire? Please let me know. Thanks, Joshua
D., Armonk, NY
 
Hi Joshua, you will not find the kind of legal contract you
are looking for online. While we don't give legal advice, we have
a suggested Housesitting Agreement that you can use as a template
to add to, revise, etc. Many property owners who have advertised
with us take this agreement and modify it to fit their unique
needs and circumstances. We can email it to you right after this.
(NOTE: if anyone else is interested in our Housesitting
Agreement, just send us an email at caretaker@caretaker.org and
request it by putting "Sample Housesitting Agreement" in the
Subject Line).  
 
Hi Gary just wanted to let you know my Situations-Wanted ad in
your email blast resulted in several responses for my
caretaker-available ad. Given my situation as an older grad
student in the process of a career change I decided the best job
for me was the caretaker position in Alaska. This will work out
best with my school schedule and I think give me good experience.
Thanks to you and your staff for providing such great service.
Janet G., Washington, DC
 
Thanks for your email, Janet! It's good to know that you were
able to find a position that works with your school schedule and
will help you in your new career. Congratulations and best of
luck with your caretaking position, school, and your career
change.
 
I just wanted to email you to say thank you! Almost ten years ago
I placed an ad in The Caretaker Gazette looking for someone who
was willing to spend the winter months at my rural Colorado
property when I wasn't able to be there. I received at least a
dozen responses to my ad and I ended up corresponding with
several of the most interesting and qualified applicants. I
finally decided to employ a woman who had a similar background to
mine. She had a job in nearby New Mexico during the spring and
summer months. She has returned to my Colorado home every winter
since then. I have upgraded so she has free Internet and the
power is on so the house is always warm and well lit. What a
great arrangement it's been for both of us! We both owe it all to
the Gazette and for you being able to find room in your issue
right on your advertising closing date. I've been able to keep my
home in a place I love but can't always be in. Jake W., Boulder,
CO.
 
Hi Jake, thanks for writing and sharing your story with us.
I'm glad to see that your one ad that ran in the Gazette nearly
ten years ago has resulted in a long-term arrangement with the
woman from New Mexico! We have heard of caretaking arrangements
made that have lasted more than ten years, especially when it's a
win-win situation like you have there.

The Caretaker Gazette
This publication is a private newsletter researched and written
for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
written permission. 

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

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AUSTRALIA

ACTIVE CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Queensland. We prefer a
caretaker with a rural background, handyman skills, who can check
waters, fences, etc. This is a neat set-up, with an
air-conditioned home, and small wage. References required. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

CARETAKER POSITION available for a retiree. We have a vacant
position for a retired gent on a 14,000 acre beef cattle and
horse property. This is a relaxed position which would suit a
gent looking to steady up a little, based around maintaining
water and feeding some horses and two dogs. Some mowing and
occasional gardening and a couple of stables to clean. All
comforts included, with a separate accommodation double bed, TV,
air conditioner, all meat supplied, grocery account, plus weekly
wage. We have a welcoming family environment here. Please mail
resumes to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CARETAKER REQUIRED on a Theodore cattle property. Theodore is a
rural town in the Shire of Banana, Queensland. The caretaker will
need to maintain the gardens, waters and other light duties. Must
be clean and tidy. An air-conditioned two bedroom cottage is
included in the package. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References required.

HANDYMAN/BUILDER WANTED for a variety of light projects within
the next two to three weeks. Work two to three hours a day in
exchange for free camping, food, fuel and/or cash based on how
much work is completed. Step back in time on our rural property
located five kilometers south of historic Childers, Queensland,
35 minutes to Bundaberg, 45 minutes to Hervey Bay and 30 minutes
to the beautiful Woodgate Beach. Electricity, water, bathroom and
laundry available if required. Experience with machinery and
cattle would be an advantage but not necessary, just a
willingness to help and must love dogs. Couples welcome. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

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

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

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Moree, New South Wales, starting ASAP.
The couple must love a rural lifestyle and have experience in
general repairs and maintenance. Also must be mechanically
minded. We are looking for a fit, mechanically minded caretaker
couple who are capable of servicing pumps, checking water and
maintaining and repairing fences. Must have sober habits and be
trustworthy. The job will be 20 hours a week and more in busy
times. We provide accommodation, $250/week, plus electricity is
also supplied. Please note this is a permanent position and not
available to Working Holiday Visa Holders. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

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

BELIZE

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

CALIFORNIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks a General Manager couple for our
Mendocino property starting ASAP. We are looking for a
hardworking, honest couple with excellent interpersonal and
organizational skills to operate our three small inns (total of
19 rooms) in Mendocino. This year-round, live-in position
requires the dedication and motivation to create an idyllic
experience for our guests while balancing the needs of the
business. Job requirements include preparation of our signature
small plates breakfast, some housekeeping and laundry, grounds
work and property maintenance, seasonal renovation projects,
staff hiring and supervision and of course reservations and guest
interaction (and much more). This is a hands-on lifestyle
position. In addition to the General Manager couple, the
collection is staffed with guest services associates and a
housekeeping crew. If you are looking for a lifestyle change and
a beautiful vibrant place to live, please email your cover
letter, resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Bonus
skills: culinary/pastry background, light repair/maintenance.

ONE BEDROOM TRAILER FARM HOME available for caretaker help in
Dobbins, in Yuba County. We're renting a 34 foot double pop-out
trailer home for $150/month in exchange for minor caretaking help
(less than an hour/day) on our five acre property. The home will
not be available until June1st. We're looking for a special
person who loves animals and farm life to care for our five adult
goats, some young ones, and chickens. We're a very conservative
Christian family with high moral values and we're looking for
someone with similar interests to share the property with us. We
stay in a two bedroom house near the trailer home. The caretaker
must have an income and give a two year character reference from
a credible source that can be verified (like a Pastor of a
Church). Please do not contact us if you don't have similar
interests and a solid references. We don't allow drugs, smoking,
drinking, parties, pets, or sleepovers. This property would be
perfect for a retired person who likes wilderness, outdoors, and
animals. This is not for a person who is just looking for cheap
rent. The caretaker duties include feeding goats daily, water for
goats weekly, feed/water for chickens weekly, move goats to
alternate fenced areas (as needed), apply clean bedding in winter
(bi-weekly), move broken branches into burn pile (if needed), and
do minor repairs of fences, gates, and shed (if needed). You
might be able to do extra chores on the property for $15/hour to
pay toward the $150/month. The trailer has one bedroom, one
bathroom, stove, oven, wood burning stove, refrigerator, window
air-conditioning unit, storage, extra high ceiling, clean, big
windows, furnished, and has a beautiful view overlooking the
farm. Please send an email for more info, if you have the
qualifications for this position, and please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

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

ON-SITE RANCH MANAGER needed in the beautiful Salinas Valley,
starting August 1, 2016. Overview: We are seeking an honest,
energetic individual or couple to oversee our historic family
property located in the heart of Steinbeck Country in
California's Salinas Valley. A passion for living on and caring
for land in a remote, natural setting is a must. Day-to-day
duties involve routine upkeep and efficiently dealing with the
many issues that arise on a rural property. We graze cattle on
our ranch from mid-October to the end of May, depending on
availability of adequate feed. Family members visit with some
frequency. Currently a full-time ranch manager lives on the
property. His retirement is planned following hiring and
transitioning to a new individual(s) with the hands-on skills to
fill this role. We need someone able to work with our current
manager and with us to learn ranch systems and assume increased
responsibility for keeping our ranch a special place. This is a
year-round opportunity, and will initially be part-time (20 hours
per week). With the right fit this position will grow to
encompass increased responsibilities and full-time employment.
Initial duties will include:
* Maintain an on-site presence
* Perform various maintenance tasks as needed for buildings and
outlying livestock troughs
* Control weeds/brush around buildings
* Run errands as needed for supplies/parts
* Manage relationships with contract services within a budget
* Communicate and coordinate with the owner to prepare for ranch
visits
* Assist the current ranch manager as needed
* Potentially operate a tractor, backhoe, forklift, water truck,
ATV as needed
Transitional/Additional duties will include:
* Routinely operate ranch equipment (as listed above) and
coordinate regular maintenance/repair
* Maintain electric fencing on perimeter of the property,
including clearing fallen limbs, controlling weeds, replacing
insulators 
* Manage water systems for homes/livestock, including storage
tanks, pumps, underground pipes
* Oversee maintenance of ranch roads, including culvert work
* Regularly attend to needs of cattle during grazing season,
including
coordination/communication with the owner of stock
Living Arrangement:
Housing will be provided on-site. Given the remoteness of the
ranch, this is not a suitable situation for kids.
Compensation:
In addition to housing/basic utilities, compensation will include
a monthly stipend to be negotiated. Initially, the applicant will
need to provide his/her own vehicle and proof of insurance.
Medical insurance is not provided. Worker's compensation will
cover any injuries that are work-related. As more duties are
assumed, additional compensation and use of a ranch vehicle will
be negotiated.
Requirements:
* Ability to pass a background check
* Good driving record
* Experience working on/managing agricultural property
* Physically fit; willing and able to lift 50 pounds plus
* Good communication skills
* Ability to work independently, take initiative, manage time
efficiently
* Self-motivated, positive and flexible
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

FREE RENT available for dog professionals (couple only) in
Encino. We are a non-profit small dog rescue in search for a
responsible and stable live-in couple, with at least one person
who has extensive experience as either a vet-tech, dog trainer,
or very experienced dog handler. A groomer may also be
considered. Must know how to approach and handle timid,
frightened, shy, and sometimes aggressive dogs. This arrangement
would be an exchange of a one bedroom unit on a property that
also houses the organization's office headquarters for your time
and care for our dogs. Most of our dogs are under 20 pounds and
we are not focused on one specific breed. Although you must love
dogs, you may not have your own pet as you will be required to
care for approximately 10 dogs on the property. There is already
a stray cat on the property that relies on us for food and water,
and companionship. Responsibilities will include general
caretaking of the property, including cleaning, maintenance of
yard and office headquarters, daily dog care such as feeding,
medicating, and exercising, keeping the property tidy and
presentable while ensuring noise level is kept to a minimum, and
showing dogs to potential adopters and fosters by appointment
when needed. You must be comfortable with other employees and
volunteers to be on the property during the daytime hours, and
you must be comfortable with dogs in your living quarters when
necessary. We are not looking for someone who simply needs free
rent. We are looking for someone who is passionate about dogs and
rescuing who doesn't mind being surrounded by dogs all day long.
Ideally, one of you would be a Vet Tech, trainer, or similar
dog-professional while the other may have a part-time day-job. As
long as someone is always on the property each morning and each
night to ensure they are always monitored. This means that if you
go out at night to dinner and a movie, you must enlist a
volunteer for the hours that you are gone if available, as long
as you never leave the property unattended when our staff is not
there. The property is clean, safe, and basic. It has
approximately 700 sq. ft. tile floors, laundry, stove,
refrigerator, and plenty of outdoor space, not all of which will
be used for the dogs, air-conditioning room and plenty of
daylight. Absolutely no smoking, marijuana use, or drug use of
any kind. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required. If
you feel that you are the right couple who live and breathe dog
rescue and wish to devote your lives to them, please send us your
qualifications and why you feel that you are the right caretakers
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and please be prepared for a background
check.

NEED A JUNIOR CARETAKER for property in Malibu, CA. Must love
animals, have handyman skills, and be knowledgeable of
landscaping. Must be a doer and a yes person. This is a full-time
position. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED long-term for my small home in Santa Cruz. I
have a single-family 1930's home with two bedrooms and one full
bathroom, and plenty of space for a garden, on a quiet street,
and only 11 blocks to Sunny Cove Beach. Need someone to sit our
house and our two dogs. They are in and out kind of dogs, and
spoiled rotten too. Need plants watered too. For more details,
please email me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

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

SEEKING A LIVE-IN CARETAKER - located 25 minutes from downtown
Santa Cruz, in Soquel - to help with a variety of tasks and
projects at my property. Multiple skill sets, vegetarian,
experience with start-ups or grant writing and a positive,
cheerful attitude are a plus. If you are already very busy in
life, please do not reply. Also, you must have a reliable vehicle
to qualify. I will conduct interviews in town at a coffee shop to
start. About me: 46-year-old male, live alone, heterosexual, in a
relationship, no pets and no desire to live with pets, vegetarian
diet, property manager/landlord, and entrepreneur. So, if you are
interested in meeting, please send me a brief introduction to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and tell me what you are passionate about
and what work you have done up until now. Thank you again for
your time, I will reply to all who write.

CANADA

CAPE BRETON, CANADA. Long-term housesitter/caretaker needed for a
small ocean-front husbandry, horse, goat, two dogs a cat and a
few chickens along with lawn and garden care; live in and be
available to help and take over when owner travels, usually two
to three months in the winter. One-bedroom apartment available at
$200 per month plus utilities. Vehicle and driver's license
essential. Non-smoker only please. For details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ON-SITE CARETAKER REQUIRED for an apartment building in Portage
la Prairie, Manitoba. Require an on-site couple to perform the
following duties: cleaning and general maintenance of common
areas of building, some snow clearing, and some administrative
duties. We are looking for a couple who have general knowledge of
plumbing, electrical, cleaning abilities and with strong
communication skills to understand tenant enquires. Must be
bondable. Please submit your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Canada.

RESIDENT CARETAKER needed in Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba.
We are seeking a mature, motivated individual for a full-time
caretaking position in a 30 unit building. The successful
candidate must have excellent tenant relations and strong
janitorial skills. We offer a salary, vacation and benefits
package. Please fax resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GODERICH, ONTARIO. LOVELY, PEACEFUL 80 acre property located 2kms
from Lake Huron. Popular vacation region. Swimming pond,
woodlands and pasture, two bedroom off-grid home in exchange for
care of our two horses, lawn and garden for month of July. Horse
experience appreciated. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST SIDE RESIDENT CARETAKER/BUILDING MANAGER needed, starting
now in Vancouver. We are an established Real Estate Firm looking
to hire a resident caretaker for a building located on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. There are 47 suites to manage. The position
is full-time and the caretaker will be hired as an independent
contractor. General tasks include but are not limited to: general
cleaning of the property/grounds, light maintenance, preparing
suites for new tenants, collecting rents from tenants, attending
to any emergencies, and reporting to property manager via a
monthly written report. Hours are flexible with competitive
compensation. You will receive a rent reduction in the largest
two bedroom unit of the building. Our building is pet friendly.
This job is available to start ASAP. Please mail your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Canada.

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

CHANNEL ISLANDS

LIVE-IN CARETAKER required for a small Guest House on the Island
of Guernsey, in the English Channel, off the French coast of
Normandy. Searching for a conscientious, reliable and responsible
person just for a few hours work a week. This caretaker position
would suit either semi-retired or retired person who is available
during the day, or alternatively someone working full or
part-time elsewhere who is able to help a few evenings a week.
The applicant would need to be presentable, polite and courteous,
as well as honest, reliable and trustworthy. They would also need
to be local residentially qualified. Previous experience of
working in a customer facing role would be advantageous.
References required. To apply, please send your resume, and a
covering letter explaining why you would like this position and
why you think you are a good fit for the role to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Applications close April 21, 2016.

COLORADO

CARETAKERS WANTED for a Colorado high-country ranch. Duties will
include housekeeping, gardening, yard maintenance, home and
building maintenance. The caretaker should have experience and
knowledge with farm and ranch equipment operation/maintenance,
and other duties as necessary. Experience required. Salary
negotiable. To apply, please send your resume to Caretaker
Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by 4/22/16.

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

CONNECTICUT 

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

COSTA RICA

APPRENTICESHIP POSITION AVAILABLE in Sustainable Living,
Permaculture, Natural Building and Homesteading Skills. We are
presently looking to fill one position in our current (2016)
apprenticeship program. The right applicant would start as soon
as possible and work with us through mid-December. If you are
interested in this opportunity, please go here to apply:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Sustainable Living live and work with
amazing people at the Ranch and in Mastatal. They make lifelong
friends, participating in a style of living that oftentimes
changes them forever. This experience offers the unique
opportunity to become a part of the magic and beauty of a remote
area of Costa Rica, while simultaneously learning tangible skills
to take back home. Our goals for this program are to empower
individuals who are genuinely interested in creating a more
sustainable world, be a "living laboratory" for experiential
education and the learning and daily practice of life-long
skills, inspire and enable individuals to continue to develop
creative solutions and generate positive social change and
sustainable practices in their own lives and communities after
they leave, prepare a group of capable individuals to help manage
and caretake the Ranch during the months of August, September,
October and November. Provide post-apprenticeship support through
our networks. We strongly encourage applicants who are serious
about our work and are motivated to be part of our industrious
team, working towards solutions for current environmental and
social challenges. We offer a unique and focused program based on
experiential education and practical skill-building. Once we have
received your application we will let you know about available
space and set up a phone interview with the best prospective
applicants.

ENGLAND 

CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are looking for an
enthusiastic individual to lead our site team, 37 hours per week,
for the whole year to start immediately. The successful applicant
will be reliable, flexible, have good practical skills and a good
understanding of general health and safety. The successful
candidate will also be skilled in the upkeep and maintenance of
premises and will be required to communicate effectively with
contractors, staff, students and other members of the site team.
Please note that there will be occasional evenings and weekend
work. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect
all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an
enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be
sought along with other relevant employment checks deemed
appropriate. Please detail all relevant practical skills and
qualifications. Please apply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX United
Kingdom.

EXPERIENCED, LIVE-IN COUPLE required in Lymington, Hampshire. We
are looking for a fun, loyal and hardworking couple who are
passionate about finding a new position within a private
household. Your main responsibilities would be ensuring the
smooth running of a large and busy, mainly informal, family home,
managing all household duties including, cleaning, laundry,
shopping, preparing and cooking family style meals and catering
for dinner parties and BBQ's, occasional childcare, occasional
dog walking or dog sitting, managing the gardens including
vegetable beds, driving when required caring for swimming pool,
and maintaining cars and boats (not mechanically). You must be
flexible, with a good sense of humor. Honesty, reliability and
integrity are key, as is utmost discretion. We need competent
self-managers, who can deliver extremely high standards with a
'can do' attitude. You must also be strong communicators with
excellent English, and have full, clean driving licenses and CRB
check. You need to love children and animals, and enjoy being
outdoors all year round. A knowledge of boats and sailing would
be a bonus, but not essential. Please send your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX UK.

FLORIDA

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Cocoa, a city in Brevard County,
Florida. We are searching for a married couple to live in our
large home and assist an elderly couple. The caretaker couple
will need to maintain the home and property. No rent, no taxes,
no insurance, no electric bills, but you will be responsible for
your own cell phone bill. No pets (we have enough), and no
children to live on the property. This position is available now.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

HAWAII

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER COUPLE for our Retreat Farm on the
Big Island for a minimum of six months. We are looking for a
couple or pair to share a farm caretaker roll as part of our
sustainable permaculture farm and retreat. The caretaker position
is an opportunity to grow, learn and immerse in an established
farm and community. The exchange would be from now to September
30 or possibly longer for about 20 hours a week per person. You
will be on Tuesday - Saturday for about four to five hours a day.
The situation includes rent, electric, and water and a share of
food from the farm as well as the potential to generate income
from farm sales. Some sales are already established and there is
room for more income generation for self-motivated, inspired
individuals. Ideally, this position would be filled with folks
who want to generate income off the farm and/or do paid
farm/construction work through existing connections we have which
could supplement their income. Our farm is located on 7.5 acres,
on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano with sweeping views of
Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau's City of Refuge on the Big Island of
Hawaii. We are a small community of people living on the land
creating a conscious model of food diversity, self-sufficiency
and holistic living. We host many folks from around the world as
renters, exchangers, guests in our guest house, and workshop
attendees. We love inspiring a holistic local lifestyle and being
a working demonstration of how we can do that. We have 15 years
of experience in sustainable agriculture and holistic living. On
the farm we have dozens of different types of trees and plants
growing that are integrated with our animals. Our animals include
poultry, ducks, rabbits, milking sheep and goats. We also have
over 150 Macadamia Nut trees. We are looking for inspired people
who want the opportunity to step into an established sustainable
farm and educational community and feel a sense of excitement and
engagement with the lifestyle and what it can offer. We would
love folks who want to connect with the local community, continue
to grow our collective networks, and share in a solution
oriented, fun, healthy lifestyle. We find folks who share our
desire for personal evolution in the midst of community evolution
will work best. We hope for open minded individuals with a
positive outlook on life who will bring energy, skills and
generative capacity to help the community and the farm function
well and flourish. We are looking for folks who have a passion
and curiosity for life, for cultivating self-reliance, and for
their own personal growth. In addition to farming, we enjoy
cooking, yoga, music, dance, qigong/neigung, meditation, reading,
swimming, snorkeling, hiking, exploring the islands, traveling,
learning about other cultures, etc. As a caretaker some of your
tasks will include feeding and watering animals, maintaining the
veggie gardens, mowing and weed-wacking and minor general upkeep
of the farm and community spaces. Because we have animals, there
are daily morning and afternoon activities that need to be tended
to. Morning and afternoon "Land Dance" is when the animals are
fed and watered, so the day is split, but afternoon timing can be
flexible. Housing is in one of our rustic 12x20 cabins with
plywood floor. There is a shared living room, an outside heated
shower as well as inside bathroom and kitchen facilities. High
speed internet is available in the communal house space as well.
The income that can be generated from the farm may include
macnuts, fruit, value added products, etc. We already have
relationships with several restaurants as avenues for sales and
farmer's markets. If this sounds like a good potential fit, we
would love to hear from you! Please write us with a resume or
letter of interest and experience as well as a photo doing
something you love. You can check out the farm at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and on facebook under XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Mahalo and Aloha! For more info please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PLANT 'WIZARD' SOUGHT for Hawaii (Big Island) Native Plant
Refuge. Caretaker with passion for horticulture and capable in
self-reliant ('off grid') lifestyle needed at our 2,400'
elevation. This is very private, with rustic accommodation and
vehicle for use. Terms of residency subject to negotiation and
successful train-in/orientation. If seriously interested, please
contact me for more details at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS needed from July 5 through July
15 for a special art and culture project in the west part of
Iceland, in a unique natural area with breathtaking landscape,
between glaciers and lava fields. The place is like an oasis in
the desert, as the weather is often better than in the
surroundings. The place is ideal for hikers as walking paths and
trails spread in all directions, beautiful waterfalls and one of
the best known caves in Iceland is nearby. Every weekend there is
a bonfire in the nearby camping area where visitors meet, sing,
play games and enjoy the company. Among the natural wonders
nearby are the Hraunfossar waterfalls; where water comes out from
a lava field over a length of one kilometer. Additionally, the
Hallmundarhraun lava field is among the best known and deepest in
Iceland. The project is located close to Langjokull (Long
Glacier), the second largest glacier in Iceland. The aim of the
project is to make an outdoor art exhibition, a geo-park, an
art-residence, and a chapel for all types of religions.
Volunteers will also help with setting up and moving artwork. Our
host is taking the first steps towards making a Geo-park and
volunteers will help with marking and registering locations and
other related tasks. If time and weather allows, volunteers will
help building a chapel which is aimed to be for all religions and
beliefs. Volunteers may also take down old fences and generally
beautify the area. The working plan will depend on the needs of
our local host and the volunteers need motivation to work mainly
outdoors on physical jobs and under changeable weather
conditions. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will stay in a local
house; sleeping in shared rooms on mattresses in a sleeping bag
accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers
receive food supplies and are mostly in charge of the cooking and
cleaning activities. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

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

INDIANA 

COOK/INNKEEPER POSITION available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Fishers, Indiana. This is a live-in position. Menu creation, food
preparation, service, and clean-up of breakfast, served between
7:30-9:30 am. Kitchen hours are 6 am to noon, five days a week.
Solo cooking up to 14 guests, assistance with 15 or more.
Occasionally assist with guest relations. Future responsibilities
could include 6:30 am 'business buffet', catering opportunities,
sourcing local foods, and helping plan the opening of PGH on-site
restaurant. Live on site, rent and utility free. Some food is
included. Will also receive $900/month in compensation. Time
spent on events would be compensated at $12/hour. All work is
done as a contractor. Days off are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please
submit your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

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

MARYLAND

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

MASSACHUSETTS 

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

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE
Good, responsible people: Bonnie and Davy
Birthdays: Davy - 11/08/50, Bonnie - 8/30/55
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Reading, Gardening, Building, Electronics, Art,
Sprouts-Bread Baking, Hiking, Grafting Fruit Trees, Native
Plants, Mexico, Travel, Camping, Hiking, Baking, Horses Quote:
"Anywhere is paradise; it's up to you." Author Unknown

Davy and Bonnie

Bonnie and I have been enjoying our caretaking job on a very
private island on the East Coast since November. Most of the time
we are all alone on the island. We love the beautiful island and
the owners have been wonderful. Dealing with the logistics of
food, mail, Internet, and electricity has been educational. We
now have enough food to see us through the next four months and
are hoping for lots of peace and quiet till then. The owners want
to contract us for another year and we have agreed to, but after
that we would like to explore caretaking jobs elsewhere, maybe in
a more tropical climate, as we both totally enjoy abundant
diverse plant life and warm temperatures. To prepare for writing
this, I read back through a bunch of examples of old Caretaker
Gazettes to steal ideas from past Caretaker Profiles. I mostly
caught myself reading about old caretaking jobs and remembering
how we have always talked and dreamed about the opportunities,
people and places. Bonnie has read most issues since she
discovered the Gazette in the 1980s. For years now, we've read,
fantasized, dreamed and discussed many issues together. 
Our Thanks to Gary and Family. Many of the other caretaker's jobs
and lives we've read about seem much more eventful than ours. We
have been through some challenges but they've been small and
easily surmounted. Every day we patrol the shoreline of the
island and do a walk around inspection of each residence. We look
for storm damage to cottages and any fallen trees or branches. We
do landscaping, irrigation, litter control and building repairs
and maintenance as needed. We monitor and maintain the solar
system and the diesel generators. We keep a daily log and report
in weekly to the owner and to the Harbormaster. When islander
boats come in we assist with offloading. While caretaking, Bonnie
and I are lucky to have exceptional caretakers at our own home in
Washington State. 
Just prior to this job Bonnie, her daughter, and I owned an
artisan bakery, which was completely different than anything any
of us had ever done before. Currently Bonnie's daughter is the
head baker and manager of the bakery. One idea that we have
thought of offering to others is to help setting up a bakery; we
have the recipes and skills for making breads, pastries,
repairing equipment, ordering and management. Also, Bonnie and I
also have a fairly complete set of skills in the building trades,
so another nice offering is to help others build, remodel and
repair structures.
Bonnie was a journeyman electrician and ran a successful home and
commercial building inspection business. I eventually became her
partner in the business and we worked as a team inspecting
properties and creating written reports. We especially enjoyed
commercial inspection projects that involved travel to other
states. Using a CAD program, one of my jobs was to create
detailed drawings of the structures and land. Installing solar
panels, batteries, and wiring an off grid system is a project we
could potentially undertake. In a completely different direction
Bonnie and I love growing things and we have experience in
farming, gardening, irrigation, green houses, vermiculture,
organic techniques, and cultivating exotic plants. We have a
shared interest in discovering and eating new fruits. Bonnie grew
up with horses and has experience caring for them, and we've both
raised chickens and other animals.
Both Bonnie and I are quiet; we like solitude, privacy, and are
easily self-fulfilling. We both are discreet, find it easy to
respect others, and while we do try to live our lives as best as
we can we feel that others have to find their own paths. Bonnie
and I get along by sometimes being so different at the same time.
And sometimes being so much the same at different times. Exactly
the same but completely different all at the same time. Bonnie
likes round things, I like things to be square. We eat
differently; Bonnie's diet includes meat while, I'm vegetarian. I
enjoy chocolate, Bonnie loves coffee. We try to share, sometimes,
but both know that the other indulges in their own thing mostly.
Bonnie likes to cooks meals, I eat raw foods, instant snack
foods, sprouts and roasted peanuts, more bittersweet chocolate
and instant soups. When I walk the beach I like the seaweed piles
(here I find rope and golf balls, today I found four balls) from
high tide. Bonnie walks at the edge of the water and loves to
look for bits of glass and old tiles (well-worn and the size of
beans is best). Neither of us wants anything to take home, as we
already have too much stuff at home. Bonnie reads fiction,
historical biographies, journals and travel books. I read
scientific stuff (fictional and real). We both like foreign
mystery books. Caretaking is a great time to read. Sometimes we
get so excited by whatever we're reading that we read it aloud to
the other. Mostly we're polite and act interested in the others
readings. New vocabulary words are always of interest to both of
us. I grow roots wherever I am, Bonnie wants to go somewhere new
(she's braver than I). We both love wherever we are. When we
finish our obligation here we plan to advertise once again in The
Caretaker Gazette for a new position!

East Coast Island

MEXICO

OPPORTUNITY IN MEXICO! A working ranch and sustainability center
seeks a summer caretaker / couple from July - September. Located
in a friendly beach town two hours south of Puerto Vallarta. A
longer term situation for the right applicant is possible.
Comfortable accommodations plus stipend provided. Spanish, animal
care, and off-grid living experience all a plus. Professional
references required. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER(S) WANTED for three rental apartments in the beautiful,
European style, UNESCO's City of Guanajuato, 35 minutes by taxi
from the international airport in Leon (BJX). Work a few hours a
day in exchange for a beautiful apartment with no rent or
utilities to pay. Spectacular views, huge outdoor space with
Wi-Fi, sun loungers, hammocks, and rooftop too that has great
panoramic views of Guanajuato. There are 100 steps down to my
house and another 100 plus steps to the city center. To learn
more please check XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I'm hoping to get people
for at least a month or two. Duties include checking guests in,
cleaning apartments, shopping, and maintenance. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

URGENT NEED for a mature, responsible, committed couple to reside
in our Mexican home as early as possible in April through
mid-July 2016. Nestled in low, rolling hills, our home at Rancho
Loma Bonita is surrounded by a tiled courtyard facing the cool
ocean breezes. This tranquil setting on 17 acres offers shade
from the coco palms, mango and tamarind trees and is a birders'
delight. With two generous bedrooms, two full baths with outdoor
showers, full kitchen, a great room, back porch and workshop,
this totally off-grid home was built using traditional Mexican
methods with many fine details and modern conveniences. Powered
by solar electricity, supplied by well water, equipped with gas
refrigerator, stove, hot water heaters as well as our own Wi-Fi
tower and boosted cellular phone connections. An old Honda CRV is
available for local driving. A part-time caretaker/gardener is
paid for by the owner. Located one kilometer from Playa Blanca
Beach XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and between the villages of Barra de
Potosi and Los Achotes. 20 minutes from Zihautanejo and 12
minutes from the international airport IXT/ZIH. Interested? More
details? Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

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

MINNESOTA

APARTMENT CARETAKER needed in Eden Prairie. Love cleaning?
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Eden Prairie is looking for a full-time
experienced caretaker. Duties include but are not limited
cleaning of the common areas in the buildings, the property
grounds, and turns. You must be able to work weekends when
needed. This position requires you to be on call every third
week. Competitive wage, insurance benefits and 401k provided. If
interested, please fax your resume for consideration to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

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

FULL-TIME CARETAKER POSITION available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
in Mountain Iron, in Saint Louis County, Minnesota. We are
accepting applications for an on-site caretaker. Responsibilities
will include general repairs, ground maintenance, cleaning,
painting, and paperwork. The caretaker position includes a two
bedroom apartment. For more information and an application please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. You can learn more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

MISSISSIPPI

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

MISSOURI

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

MONTANA

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

RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER POSITION available on a family farm/ranch
in the Blackfoot Valley, northeast of Missoula. Candidate must
have knowledge of cow calf operation as well as farming, haying,
irrigation and crop production. Candidate must be able to work
proficiently by themselves and be a self-motivated individual
with minimal supervision. Please send your resume and both
personal and professional references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

NEBRASKA

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

NEVADA 

I NEED A HOUSESITTER for my three bedroom/two bath Las Vegas home
while I'm out of the country on business. Need a housesitter ASAP
for my home that I recently put up for sale. Must be able to keep
the home spotlessly clean and allow realtors to show the home
within a one hour notice. Live rent-free, and I will pay all
utilities. Keep trespassers off the property. Please email at
least four checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let
me know when you will be available for an in-home interview in my
Vegas home. Thanks.

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

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

NEW JERSEY

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSESITTER for the month of May for our
home in Jersey City, NJ. This will just be an exchange of your
housesitting service for the living space in our home - no pay
involved. You should be comfortable with city living. Our home is
in a quiet urban neighborhood and has a small garden which will
need some watering if we get into a dry spell. We are close to
shops, restaurants and other stores. The housesitter's primary
responsibility will be to look after our home and care for our
two dogs while we are away. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if
you are available and please provide checkable references.

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER WANTED for a rural New Mexico property that includes
two homes and several barns on 480 acres. You may bring horses
and dogs. The owners are moving and the property is for sale. The
expected start date is June. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BERNARDO, NEW MEXICO - RV Park Workcamping positions available
for two couples - 1st open position starting ASAP with arrival in
April. The 2nd open position begins preferably in May if
possible. Jobs are one person Office and one person outdoor
maintenance work. The work schedule is two days on - five days
off, no rotating days, so lots of time for exploring New Mexico.
Compensation is a nice FHU site, W/E/S furnished, free laundry,
and free Wi-Fi. This position requires a four to six month
commitment. Couples must have their own RV/Camper. Persons must
be pet friendly, and be physically able to do all aspects of
their respective job. Located just south of Albuquerque, NM. If
interested, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and you can learn
more at our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

NEW YORK

EXPERIENCED SALES ORIENTED GENERAL MANAGER needed for a 24-room
four-season boutique hotel and spa in western New York. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Chautauqua, NY, offers a year round
salaried position, ideal for an enthusiastic person who can
entice new audiences through creative marketing, promotion, and
public relations. Duties besides marketing and revenue generation
include guest concierge service, management of reservation
software, training and management of staff, and overall business
management with the owner. Compensation including housing, paid
vacation, salary and a generous bonus plan are available for
experienced candidates. If you have a sense of humor, an
enthusiastic personality, dedication to providing an exceptional
guest experience, and five years minimum experience, please send
a cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Couples may
apply if one is a qualified chef/kitchen manager for our food
service operation!

HOUSESITTER NEEDED IN MANHATTAN, near Gramercy Park. I have been
housesitting here for two months, and caring for their three
cats, and need to leave unexpectedly - so I need to find a
cat-lover and housesitter replacement who can be here full-time
between Monday, April 18 (when I need to leave) and continue
through Thursday, June 30 (when the owners return from Asia).
This would be a great arrangement for someone looking to find
free housing in Manhattan. Some of the duties include caring for
the cats, watering plants, taking in the mail, and maintaining
the two bedroom apartment. It's in a great area, with Wi-Fi,
fully furnished, and very quiet. I just ask that you are
cat-friendly and willing to keep the place very clean. The
arrangement for this job is a free room in exchange for watching
over the place (and the cats) - no money exchanged. Please tell
me about yourself when you respond, and I'll need at least three
references to check. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

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

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

NEW ZEALAND

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

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

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

NORTH CAROLINA

HELP NEEDED in the Greensboro, NC area. This position is broken
down as approximately 30% office and administration, 30% light
janitorial and 30% light maintenance. If you believe that you
have the skills, attitude and experience to excel in this
position please do not hesitate to apply. In your cover letter or
resume indicate how your skill set aligns with each of the noted
components of the job. Please also provide your salary
expectations and be prepared to provide at least three
references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

OHIO

A CHILLICOTHE, OH FAMILY is seeking a housecleaner/Mother's
Helper. They need a live-out, dependable care provider for their
two boys, who are almost 5 and 2 years of age. These children are
near and dear to their hearts, and they strongly desire the best
possible care for them. Some housecleaning and laundry will also
be part of your responsibilities. They also have two dogs and one
cat that will require love and care. This is a sweet, kind family
to work for. They really want to hire someone who will become
like part of their family. Their home is a busy, casual home in a
suburban area. If this sounds like a position that could become
close to your heart, please send your personal email address
along with your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OKLAHOMA

RANCH HAND/CARETAKER needed. A small horse ranch that specializes
in team roping has one full-time permanent position. Looking for
a reliable, dependable person with a good attitude. Work days are
Monday through Saturday. Duties include but not limited to:
feeding and caring for horses, cattle, chickens and dogs,
cleaning stalls and outside runs, fence repair and painting,
mowing, weed eating, grounds maintenance, driving truck, trailer
and bobcat skid steer. Live in position available for one person.
Your pay includes an efficiency bunkhouse apartment, Internet,
utilities and salary. Must have a valid driver's license and pass
a background check. You must also have reliable transportation.
This is not a trainer position, though you must be proficient
around horses, exercise riding may be required. We provide
boarding for one horse. We take good care of our employees and
expect the same from you. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OREGON

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

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER or handyman (can be couple) needed to help with the
maintenance of a camp for children with special needs (mild
developmental challenges) located in the beautiful Pocono
Mountains of Pennsylvania. Person needs to be able to do
landscaping, plumbing, light electrical and general maintenance.
Position includes salary and very comfortable home. No tobacco or
alcohol users please. Please send a resume and letter explaining
why you are interested in this wonderful opportunity. Please send
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THE CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CONSERVANCY seeks an on-site
Innkeeper/Innkeeper couple starting in April 2016, to oversee the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an historic overnight hostel for
Appalachian Trail hikers and a special events facility located in
Pine Grove Furnace State Park. A private apartment is provided
free of charge with an additional hourly wage and booking fee for
group rentals. Looking for 3-year commitment. See Position
Description and Instructions on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. More
information can be found at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please apply
with cover letter, resume, and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No phone calls please.

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

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

SCOTLAND

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

SPAIN

EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE required to manage a large estate in
Ibiza, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of the
city of Valencia, in eastern Spain. A thorough knowledge of
gardening/horticulture is paramount. Household duties to include
daily housekeeping, cooking, serving family and guests for meals,
manage and delegate a small team of staff, source extra staff
when necessary. Care of animals and pool area required. Should be
proactive with island life experience. This is a full-time,
long-term role for a wonderful family. You will be provided with
your own separate accommodation and car for business and personal
use. A competitive salary will be provided. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TENNESSEE 

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

TEXAS

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

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed, west of Fort Worth near Granbury. We
need a person who understands that animals need full-time care.
This is definitely not a "cowboying" job. We have horses, cattle,
dogs, and cats - indoors and out. The caretaker needs to have
experience handling foals. We are gone on weekends, so you are on
five days and nights, off two days. Must have live-on experience
with animals, be able to drive a truck and horse trailer, doctor
small/large animals, lift heavy feed sacks and hay bales, know
how to operate tractors, shredding pastures, haying cattle, weed
eating, mowing, grounds maintenance, etc. No pets unless
approved. Must pass a driving/background check. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A BRYAN, TX ADULT COUPLE is seeking an additional experienced
female Estate Housekeeper for their 26,000 sq. ft., three-story
home. The right candidate will love dogs (they have a poodle), be
non-smoking, have experience and/or professional training, be
detail-oriented and flexible, take great pride in their work, be
a team player, and have a very professional appearance. They
should also have a clean driving record, great integrity, and a
strong command of the American English language. Responsibilities
include housecleaning, laundry and ironing, pet care, occasional
serving of meals, packing for travel, some chauffeuring and
running of errands, occasional cooking, and anything else
required to help their homes and lives run smoothly. Must have a
pleasant personality, understand boundaries, and be a
problem-solver. Salary commensurate with experience, skills and
abilities, and includes benefits (health and dental insurance,
paid holidays and vacation days after the first year) and living
accommodations - a 1,300 sq. ft. home shared with the other
Housecleaner, with a private bedroom and bath provided. For a
great opportunity to care for a beautiful home and a lovely, busy
senior couple, please send your personal email address along with
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

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

UTAH

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

VIRGINIA

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

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

WASHINGTON

CARETAKERS WANTED in Friday Harbor, Washington. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a Caretaking/Outstation
Manager couple to manage our outstation at Friday Harbor in the
beautiful San Juan Islands near Seattle, Washington. Founded in
1892, the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is one of the country's most
active and long-established yacht clubs. The primary
responsibility is to maintain and protect the assets of the
property and buildings, while providing services to members who
use the outstation for boating and social purposes. This is a
great opportunity to live on an island, show off your superior
customer service, and be part of making our members time on the
island memorable. Housing and salary included. If interested,
please submit cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE wanted on Decatur Island, WA. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is comprised of 40 families, organized as a
cooperative non-profit which is led by a seven member Board of
Trustees. These 40 families share ownership of 40+ acres of
waterfront property on Decatur Island, a small private island
which is part of the San Juan Islands in the northwest corner of
Washington State. The property includes eight cabins, two docks,
eight buoys, a tennis court and almost a mile of low or no bank
beaches. For pictures of the property please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The caretaker couple will be responsible for
maintaining the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX facilities, vehicles, and
property. This includes regular maintenance and capital
improvement projects on the buildings, grounds maintenance,
protecting the vehicles and property from winter damage, running
the associations boat to ferry members to and from the island,
and other tasks including annual cleaning. The caretaker couple
will have the administrative responsibility of keeping current
and accurate financial records for XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and will
report monthly financial results to the Board of Trustees (BOT)
Treasurer. They will administer the association website, on-line
calendar, and paper calendars for reservations. The caretaker
couple will also be responsible for communication of relevant
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX information to shareholders as necessary
and/or as requested by the BOT. The caretaker couple will serve
as XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX liaison to the greater Decatur Island
population (permanent and/or summer) and should promote positive
community relations with all island residents. The DHBA
caretakers will report to the BOT and share responsibility with
the BOT for communicating, informing, and sharing information
that may require action by the BOT or the shareholders. Ideal
candidates will have professional construction experience,
extensive boating experience, and office management skills with a
good understanding of technology. This role will require the
couple to be very physically-fit in order to maintain the
buildings and property, saw and split wood, etc. To be successful
in this position living in a beautiful, though rural environment,
a couple must be self-motivated, responsible, personable, and
experienced in the outdoors and boating worlds. The couple must
be available to move in no later than May 1, 2016. The
caretakers' compensation package will include a base salary,
benefits, plus additional living expenses including but not
limited to lodging. Please send your resume, cover letter
(including any experience in the San Juans), and any salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MOUNTAIN MAN OR CAREFREE COUPLE NEEDED to steward our 60 acre old
growth forest, in the central Cascades, Washington.  Live in our
cozy cabin in a beautiful setting, with a whitewater river 200
yards from your doorstep, and a half mile to a wilderness hot
spring.  Salary $700/month, and the main duty is property
inspection once daily. Additional part-time work is available at
$10/hour. Off grid with solar-powered satellite Internet
connection, propane cooking, wood heat. Annually, May to
November. You can start June, 2016. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

WISCONSIN

CARETAKER/HOMESTEADER needed on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Pepin,
Wisconsin. This is a great opportunity for a person(s) to help
caretake and co-create a sustainable homestead on our 120 acre
land of forests and prairie. We are seeking someone enthusiastic
about gardening, restoration, tree nursery and/or carpentry. In
trade for 16-20 hours of work we provide a room in the communal
house, veggies and wild meat. Prefer a longer-term arrangement.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

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

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

WYOMING

WANT TO SPEND SOME TIME (June - September) on a non-working ranch
between The Big Horn Mountains and Sheridan? This is an
opportunity for someone - writer, graduate student, retiree, or
couple - to have use of a beautifully situated, recently
restored, vintage ranch house (kitchen, living room, two
bedrooms, bathroom, two porches, Wi-Fi) in exchange for 20 hours
of help (gardening/errands) a week. Must have an insured,
4-wheel-drive vehicle for rutted roads. No pets or children.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (note underscoring) stating
your background and possible dates. Personal/phone interviews and
references required.

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Position Wanted: Live-In House Caretaker/Companion Mature, single
professional woman seeks long-term/permanent position as an
estate/house caretaker/companion/personal assistant for an older
woman. Background includes BA degree, business and healthcare
education, comprehensive experience in construction, project
management and building maintenance (OSHA standards). Personally,
I am interesting possessing knowledge of the arts, religion,
animal care, fly fishing, wing shooting, cooking, entertaining
and making people happy. I build relationships of trust and
dialogue with the people with whom I serve. I consistently
exercise excellent judgment regarding, property management and
the health/safety of others. I am healthy and fit with many
hands-on skills. Excellent driving record. For a personal
conversation please call me, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Estate couple with over 20 years' experience, reliable and
stable, looking for a salaried caretaking/vacation
residence/resort management position willing to entertain various
venues. Endeavoring to fill a position which is a good fit with
the right chemistry and business-like relations. Verifiable
references, current passports, clean driving record and
background check. For additional information please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Experienced, Mature Female Caretaker Plus: I have experience in
private, live-in employment as a caretaker, Chef, housekeeper,
animal care (both large and small) gardening and personal
assistant. Educated in the hospitality industry: B&B's, Small
Inns, food service and hotels. Pro-active and self-directed.
Seeking a long-term position on the West Coast or Southwest U.S.
Single, free to travel. Also available for house-sitting
assignments while I seek employment. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks for your interest.

61-year-old Presbyterian Pastor seeking a scenic rural location
to housesit for a two-month sabbatical sometime in 2017.
Scotland, Ireland, and New Zealand are high on the list but I am
open to other possibilities. I like pets, am handy both around
the house and in the yard/garden. My wife may or may not be able
to accompany me. With possibilities, please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Retired 60's male seeks a southern tropical locale. Property
grounds caretaker, degreed horticulture gardening, handyman,
professional pest control, landscaping, wildlife management
looking for an estate agricultural gardener 20/30 hours per week.
Looking for a year/year contract with housing, auto, and monthly
small stipend. For over 30 years combined professional job
skills. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature couple looking for a housesitting, caretaking position
anywhere in South America. We are 100% reliable and readily take
on any new task. Husband is retired and wife is studying Spanish
and native plants. Please, respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you!

Caretaker/Farm Manager Available (Western Massachusetts) I am an
experienced, dependable, trustworthy solo woman able to
caretake/farm manage in Western Massachusetts; Hampshire,
Franklin, Berkshire or Hampden counties. I have a background in
security, farm and property management, building maintenance,
housekeeping, animal care. Year round, long term position sought
with housing on site. If you have acreage, barn and agricultural
land preservation status I can bring my flock of sheep to
continue to improve your grasslands and keep your Ag status. For
more information, resume, references, start conversation via
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Senior Estate Manager seeking a caretaker/manager position in the
US, California local, or Europe. I have a background in property
management, Art and furniture design, with a solid knowledge of
construction and maintenance schedules, and technology smart
homes. Ethic based on Trust, Results, Integrity, and Presence.
Long-term assignment preferred.  Will relocate, flexible, no
pets, no kids, single, no encumbrance. Resume, References, and
Credentials available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker / House sitter / Off the Grid:  Year round position
vary long-term with living quarters and small income. Wooded area
for firewood would be nice. I like the Ithaca, NY area. Watch
over your Cabin, Winery or Cottage. Other areas would be a warm
state like NM / TX / AZ.  Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Greetings! We are a trust-worthy and handy married couple in our
30s seeking a home in the Coeur d'Alene, ID area to care for
during fall 2016 to winter/spring 2017. We are Christian
non-smokers with no children or pets. We own/operate a fishing
lodge in AK in the summer) and work from home in winter. We are
skilled at repairs, home cleaning, maintenance, snow removal,
etc. If you need a loving and attentive caretaker for your Coeur
d'Alene, ID home, we would love to talk with you! Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Live-in caretaker available for long-term position in Oregon or
Northern California, starting June 2016. Self-motivated,
reliable, mature, and professional. I'm an outdoors person who is
experienced in gardening, landscaping, security, pet care,
customer service. Non-smoker, drug-free. Have canine traveling
companion. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

I have been lovingly taking care of, cooking for and watching
over private clients, homes/estates, as well as pets/animals for
the last 25 years both here in the U.S. as well as
internationally. I am a professional, respectful, trustworthy,
hardworking, 53 year young female looking to use all my knowledge
and experience in a care taking/pet/animal care position in
Florida. I currently own a successful business in the pet care
industry and have a strong working knowledge with all animals
especially with dogs. I am a certified PetMassage Practitioner
and a Reiki healer for animals. I have been blessed with the
opportunity to travel and cook all over the world for the past 25
years as a private chef for many wonderful families. I would like
the opportunity to care for your home/farm/estate/ranch as well
as providing loving care to your animals as well as keeping your
fridge full of tasty fresh foods. I prefer to remain in Florida
but would consider traveling for the right position. I prefer to
live on property and will need a fenced yard for my dogs. Thank
you for your consideration. I can provide a resume as well as
references. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker/Housesitter in the country. Off-grid OK! Would like a
very long-term position with living quarters and small income. I
like the Ithaca, NY area. I would watch over your cabin, winery,
or cottage on the lake. Also looking for a warm state, like
Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, or Arizona. I am looking for some
land in the woods, near water, off-the-grid. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Reliable, honest, non-smoking, clean, semi-retired, caretaker
available. Have tools, handyman skills, own income and a valid
driver's license. Looking for a quiet, rural setting. Will
exchange cabin, cottage or small house plus utilities for 20
hours work. Will work extra for stipend. Can do mowing, general
cleaning, pool care, minor plumbing and carpentry. Am clean and
neat, with a security background. I am flexible geographically.
Resume, references, and driving record available. I will treat
your property as if it was my own, plus some. You will not be
disappointed with me. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

Experienced 48-year-old male, ranch manager, caretaker, horse
farrier. Cattle ranch and dairy farm experience. Carpentry and
cooking skills, make this an all-round self-starter with great
attitude and ability, some tractor and equipment driving as well
as team and single harness horse driving. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Available Housesitter: Educated, single, 40-year-old woman whose
blog/podcast allow me to work from anywhere in the world. I've
had the pleasure of housesitting for a number of Oklahoma's most
luxurious homes. I have a clean record, no pets and don't smoke.
References available upon request. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I live on beautiful Gabriola Island, BC, and am looking for a
home swap in Europe from February to July, 2017. My home is a
cozy one bedroom nestled in the trees with a "peek-a-boo" view of
the ocean. You can walk to the ferry to Nanaimo - a city of
approximately 80,000. I am looking for a base to explore Europe.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested.

Expert care for your fine antique furniture. English paste wax
polishing. Onsite repairs. Brass and silver polishing. Bronze
sculpture cleaning and polishing. I have worked for several
distinguished antique dealers (Jackson-Mitchell, Charlecote, and
RM Worth) and private families caring for their collections.
Based in Delaware, I have worked in New York, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, Kansas City, St. Louis, Nantucket, California,
Nevada, Tennessee, etc. References available. Hourly rate will
depend on expenses and distance, but will generally be between
$50 and $70 per hour. 15 years' experience serving a
distinguished clientele. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

New Mexico or Colorado. Professional couple in the legal and
security fields, relocating to the New Mexico or Colorado area,
seek lodging in a guest house in exchange for horse and animal
care, property maintenance, administrative duties or other
assistance around your property. We are reliable, hard-working,
drama-free and have impeccable references. We love animals and
have years of experience caring for animals in the thoroughbred
and quarter horse industries and our own pet-sitting business. 
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking Maine Coast Situation. Mature female, aspiring student
with altruistic service goals, possibly returning to college to
complete a degree combining sustainability, peace studies and
education, and/or completing certification in holistic
nutritional education, seeks house-sitting/caretaking position.
Responsible, healthy, experienced - excellent work, rental,
character, caretaking references. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Couple looking for property small or large to caretake in the
Santa Cruz Mountains. With or without house or electricity. We
have many years of experience. We bring to the table References
along with a Backhoe, Dump Truck, Chair Saws, gardening tools,
etc. Please give us a call - XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We look
forward to hearing from you.

Jackson, Wyoming. Professional couple in late 40s seeking
caretaking opportunity - with accommodation - in/close to
Jackson, Wyoming. Ideally a minimum 18-month commitment. Our
experience and skills comprise: project management, facilities
management, residential property renovation and maintenance,
outdoor leadership, disaster response and emergency preparedness,
built heritage restoration and site operations,
gardening/landscaping, hospitality, and more. Excellent character
and work references. We are pet-free but love animals and are
available in May. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional female house/pet sitter seeking assignment in a mild
climate area, open to overseas as well. Excellent references and
fifteen years' experience in house/pet management offering
quality services for peace of mind. Flexible with contract terms.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
 
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