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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
         
THIS IS OUR 192nd ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                   Volume 32, Number 6       
           November/December 2014                ISSN 1074-3642  

                            
HIGHLIGHTS
-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 32 states
and 27 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Mike and Mary: Ordinary people living this extraordinary life
-Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

GATEHOUSE VOLUNTEERS needed from November 1, 2014 through
February 28, 2015. Volunteers must have their own RV and will
need to work the gatehouse at Millers Ferry Campground and Isaac
Creek Campground. Work a minimum of 20 hours per week and the
volunteer is provided a full service campsite, water, power, and
sewer hook-up included for your RV. Please apply online through
our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

ALASKA

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 who can make a
solid seven month commitment now through April 30, 2015. If you
are interested please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

RVING VOLUNTEER PARK HOST needed from May 15 to September 15,
2015. The Park is located 15 miles east of Fairbanks. The Park
Host will have duties with visitor assistance, landscaping,
litter pickup, mowing and maintenance  of  bulletin  boards. 
Duties include assisting visitors by providing park/recreation
information and distributing Title 36, park maps, and other
informational handouts. The volunteers will assist the Ranger
staff with a wide variety of other duties throughout the season,
although small changes are made based on when the thaw comes to
interior Alaska. Volunteers are provided a full service campsite,
including RV electric hook-up, water, and sewer in return for
providing 24 - 30 hours a week of volunteer service. Please apply
online through "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

ARGENTINA

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help build a second house which is part of
a yoga retreat center in a small village on the coast of Chubut
Province, located 300 kms south of Puerto Madryn. We are building
an "eco barrio", with natural building techniques with earth,
mud, wood, grass, stones ... just in front of the sea, and 40
minutes walking north from the village. Our project is to build
five homes with natural materials (soil, stones, and recycled
wood) and alternative energy in a single geographic location:
Shrimp-Chubut-Patagonia Argentina. We will give accommodation in
our homes and food for the working days, for a minimum time
period of one week. And if you plan to stay for a longer period
we can think about giving you a salary. And the place is very
nice to do hiking, kayaking, and bird watching. We can guide you
to these beautiful sites. We speak French, Spanish and English.
You are very welcome here. For more info, please email us at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ARGENTINA

WE NEED HELP AT OUR FARM. We speak only Spanish so we are looking
for Spanish-speaking help. We produce goat and cow milk as our
main activity to produce cheese, and since this is a touristic
place, on the weekends we open a restaurant. During the week we
receive school children who come to learn about the cheese
production and the food production in general. We have a house
with one room, especially prepared to receive the host. This is a
family business. For more details, please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ARIZONA 

LONG-TERM, HOUSESITTER needed for my beautiful three bedroom/two
bath home just outside of Phoenix, starting January 1, 2015. A
small private house, including utilities, is offered in exchange
for watering the plants and feeding and taking care of my
11-year-old cat. You must be a non-smoking individual or couple.
Please - no kids, other pets, alcohol, drugs, or other bad
habits. For more information, please email me at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." and explain why you would
be the best person(s) for this. Thanks.

WORKERS ARE NEEDED year around. I have a working cattle and dude
ranch in the high desert in Arizona, with two lakes, a
campground, B&B, horse and cattle pastures, barns, miles of fence
line, kennels, irrigation, organic gardens, fruit trees and a
running river. Chores would include any or all of the above.
Garden chores start in April. During the spring and summer there
is a vast amount of yard work at the ranch and lake. Suggested
stay starts at two weeks, then one month or longer. There are
separate accommodations, three bedrooms with 1.5 bath, full
kitchen etc. This is a remote location and you will need your own
transportation or I can pick you up in Prescott or the nearest
town. No children or pets. There is a lot of organic meat,
veggies and pizza, so whatever you like. Vegetarians are welcome
when our gardens are producing. We are on well water. You can
horseback ride, fish, swim, boat, hunt, hike, gold pan or go to
an old western bar down the road. The nearest big town is 45
minutes away. We are surrounded by ranches and mountains. We work
six to eight hour days, with two days off. We play hard. Please
send your resume or questions to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

A LUSH HOMESTEAD near Tucson is seeking live-in help with organic
poultry and gardens. Assist two to three hours per day and learn
how to run the place so you can hold the fort when we vacation.
No salary, stipend negotiable when we are gone. Living quarters
in separate private furnished building with minimalist kitchen
and bathroom with composting toilet. We provide electric, water,
Wi-Fi, laundry, and occasionally share food that our homestead
generates. There are acres of open space to enjoy, abundant
wildlife, hiking plus shopping nearby. Applicant should be handy,
heat-tolerant, conservation minded and willing to live simply.
You will need to be a non-smoker, drug and fragrance-free, and
have no pets. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Letters to the Editor

Hi Gary, we found our last caretakers as the result of an ad we
placed on your website six years ago. I hope our new help wanted
ad in the Gazette is as successful this time and that the
respondents are as qualified. Appreciatively, Mike M., Redding,
CA

Hi Mike, thanks for your kind words and for, once again,
submitting your help wanted ad for caretakers with us. We've
grown tremendously in the past six years, with many new
well-qualified subscribers. I'm sure your new ad will be as
successful as the last and you'll find qualified people for your
position.

Hi Gary, my husband and I are slowly traveling our way across the
U.S. thanks to some positions we've found in your Gazette. We're
getting ready to take a great leap and find a position outside
the U.S. We'd love to have our profile in the Gazette as a means
to showcase our experiences to property owners. What's the best
way to do this? Thank you to you and your staff for all you do.
Laura and Jim W. Des Moines, IA

Hi Laura and Jim, I appreciate your message. We always enjoy
hearing from our subscribers. It's great that you and your
husband have been able to use the Gazette to travel throughout
the U.S. Being profiled in the Gazette is a great way to
highlight your experiences to prospective employers and to help
other subscribers who are contemplating a caretaker lifestyle.
Please read Page 8 of each issue for our profiles. For your
profile, please email us this info to be featured in a future
issue of the Gazette:

Caretaker Profile:

Profile Title
Date of Birth
Address
Interests
Favorite Quote
Approximately 900 word Profile
Two photos: a close-up photo of you and then a photo of you on
the property you are caretaking

Dear Gary, I am newly retired and new to The Caretaker Gazette. I
wanted to know if you had some "best practices" to share with me
as I'm new to all of this. I'd like to get started caretaking and
housesitting soon, maybe get ready to take my first position in
the spring. I'd love to hear some advice from you. Thank you!
Sincerely, Margaret P., Houston, TX

Hi Margaret, congratulations on your retirement and thank you for
your subscription! As far as advice, I always recommend keeping
it simple when responding to property owners. You should have
these three things prepared before contacting any property
owners: 1) Have a good, one-page resume or introductory cover
letter ready to be mailed, faxed, or emailed directly to the
property owner. In it you should highlight your experiences and
strengths that you would bring to a caretaking or housesitting
position. 2) Have at least three to four good, checkable
references with a brief overview of how you know the reference
and include their current phone number for the property owner to
call. 3) After you have your resume and references organized, be
available for a phone interview (especially in the case of
property owners who need to fill a position quickly and would
like to speak with you). Best of luck and thanks again. You're
always welcome to email or call us with your specific questions.

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

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ARKANSAS

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED in Searcy, AR. We are now accepting
applications for a Maintenance/Caretaker position in Searcy at a
40 apartment complex. A two bedroom apartment will be provided to
the caretaker, but the amount of work must equal the rent of
apartment. Flexible hours available. You must have experience,
tools and transportation. A background check is required. To
apply, please fax your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

WE ARE A RECENTLY RETIRED COUPLE looking for help this fall with
projects around the property. Some light construction will be
involved so carpentry skills would be helpful. We live on the
banks of a world famous trout stream (White River) in the north
central Ozarks in Arkansas. We have a neat cabin next door to our
house that would be available. Work would involve working
alongside my husband doing improvement projects around the
property (fence building, lean to shed construction, tiki hut
building, limb and brush removal and other outside jobs). We plan
on working an average of 20 or so hours per week depending on the
weather. We will provide lodging in the cabin and a couple of
meals a day in exchange for your help. We have two large dogs and
four cats, so loving animals would be helpful and if we had to be
gone for a short time, you might be asked to care for them. We
have bicycles, canoes and kayaks as this area is ripe with
outdoor opportunities. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more information.

AUSTRALIA

SINGLE OR COUPLE REQUIRED for a Collarenebri farming property.
Duties will be 20 hours/week of basic farm work, maintenance and
livestock husbandry in return for a small wage. A three bedroom
house and electricity will be provided. Farm experience and 55+
year-olds preferred. Additional paid farm work is also available.
Interested in this position? If so, please call the Property
Owners at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

HI THERE, I am looking for a house/cat-sitter over the Christmas
break for my home and sweet cat, in a lovely townhouse in
Balgowlah, Sydney. I will need someone from December 20 - 31,
2014. For more details, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a caretaker. This is a live in
position, with a one bedroom furnished unit provided. This is an
honoury role. As a Caretaker you will be required to open the
paceway gates at 4 a.m. and close the gates at 5 p.m. every day.
To apply, with references, please call: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

A CARETAKER/GARDENER POSITION is available at the Hot Springs
Leisure Park. We are off of the Kennedy Highway, in Innot Hot
Springs, Queensland. The facility has six thermal pools ranging
from cold to hot. Activities in the area include the use of the
tennis court, bird watching and fossicking. The park is pet
friendly. The person or couple we are looking for will be keen
gardeners and able to carry out caretaking activities. There is
staff to do the extra physical work. This is in exchange for a
camp or vehicle site at no cost. The use of facilities will be
available free of charge to the successful applicants. For
further info please phone "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

WE REQUIRE CASUAL LIVE-IN CARETAKERS in Montville, Queensland
with a view for part-time permanent work in the future for the
right people. Must be computer literate and have hospitality
skills. Duties include administration, handyman skills and food
preparation. Accommodation provided with the position. Couples
are encouraged to apply. Daily hours consist of 7 - 8:30am in the
mornings and 5 - 7pm in the evenings, five days per week. Your
own transport is an advantage but not essential. To apply, please
call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

AUSTRIA 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE to help run and entertain our guests at
a Ski Lodge, a sometimes lively but always friendly Alpine
backpackers lodge. We are located in the Austrian Alps amongst
some very picturesque scenery. We are about 45 minutes from
Innsbruck and 90 minutes from Munich. In return for board and
accommodation, helpers will be involved with turning over and
cleaning rooms as well as bar work and helping out with BBQ's,
when required in the evening. This will be through October
initially but also with the possibility of staying on for the
winter ski season where the slopes are a two minute walk from our
front door as well as all the expected Après that is
synonymous with skiing in Austria! In summer, guests like to go
hiking, paragliding, swimming, mountain biking as well as skiing
and snowboarding on the Glacier. There will be ample opportunity
do this and this would also particularly suit a skier or
snowboarder who may be required, if they so wish, to take guests
to the glacier and enjoy the snow with them for the day. The
Wildschönau Valley, where we are located has much to offer
including all its adventure activities. A work day is typically
three to four hours long and we do our upmost to ensure those
with us are well looked after and happy as we firmly believe this
adds to the atmosphere or our Lodge. Banter is always encouraged
for a lively atmosphere particularly in the bar during the
evening. To this end we certainly encourage helpers to mingle
with guests. They are backpackers from all over the world and
most likely will have much in common with yourselves and travel
stories to share. We like to think of ourselves as very fun,
approachable and friendly and it is important that you buy into
this. We look forward to welcoming you! Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

BELIZE

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

CALIFORNIA

BEAUTIFUL 39 ACRE Nonprofit Nature Education Center on the
Mendocino, CA coast is looking for a couple as year-round live-in
lodging managers for overnight guest lodge and campground that
supports education programs. Position available January 2015.
Desire a couple experienced in office management, outreach, guest
services, maintenance and groundskeeping. Must be organized, team
players, flexible, eco-friendly, and enjoy nature. Experience or
interest in environmental education helpful. Lodging provided:
two bedroom house with ocean view plus a living stipend. No pets,
no smoking, references required. Please email resume and request
for more info to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

SEEKING A HANDY PERSON for general caretaking and maintenance of
an eight acre property outside of Georgetown (above the
snowline). Studio apartment with a separate entrance, endless
hiking/riding trails as well as a gardening plot and yard of your
own included. Responsibilities include: weeding, brush removal,
mowing pruning and caring for three dogs and nine chickens.
Understanding of basic plumbing, carpentry and vehicle
maintenance appreciated. References, credit history and
background check will be factored in. Sense of humor, and a love
of the outdoors required! No drugs/smoking. Please email your
cover letter and resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

FREE RENT AVAILABLE in Modesto if you have an RV.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is accepting applications for a property
caretaker. You must have your own self-contained RV (camper, 5th
wheel, trailer, motor home ... etc.). We provide a professional
hookup for your RV and you have access to water, sewer, gas and
electric. Your RV will be behind a double gated area in a very
quiet atmosphere. In exchange for free rent you will be the
property caretaker which means providing janitorial service twice
a week for the church buildings and to keep the area organized
and clean. Some yard work will be involved with a riding lawn
mower. For much more information please
contact"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." to get a better
view.

FALL/WINTER CARETAKING POSITION AVAILABLE in the California
Sierra foothills. RV/trailer needed (electricity and water
provided. No sewer hookup). Watch over a secluded 37 acre home
and property from October to the end of December. Property
located 65 miles northeast of Sacramento and 100 miles from Reno.
Borders two intersecting rivers (gold panning and fishing); five
minutes to Lake Englebright (boating/fishing); 2+ hours to San
Francisco; 3+ hours to Hwy 101, the Redwoods and the Coast.
Single or couple only. References, background check and signed
agreement required. Only duty required: Feed one outdoor cat.
Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

ARE YOU READY TO LIVE ON A LAKE? You must be a retired couple for
this caretaker position and available to start by December 10,
2014. Must have your own outside income (social security,
pension, dividends, etc.). You will live year-round on one of the
most beautiful pieces of property with 500 feet of lakefront on
Clear Lake, California's largest natural lake, one of the best
bass fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located 21/2 hours north of
San Francisco. Please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more info on the property. Manage and care for
a four-unit resort on five acres that can get busy during the
summer Holiday Weekends and several weeks during summer. Only 15
to 20 minutes to the town of Clearlake (Safeway and Wal-Mart) but
far enough away to give you the most peaceful and quiet setting.
Nonsmokers, no drugs, no alcohol and no dogs. Must have good
handyman and landscaping skills and be in good physical
condition. This is ideal if you are the type of person who likes
to keep busy each day and especially on your own time schedule.
You will be given a 750 square foot one-bedroom log cabin (only
suitable for a couple), located fifty feet from the beach and
dock, utility allowance up to $100, and a minimum monthly salary
of $500 depending on your skills and your qualifications. If you
would like to live on five private acres without major expenses
such as a mortgage and insurance, this is the place. Single
individuals need not apply. Interviews will be conducted on the
property. Please send your resume, listing all of your handyman
and landscaping skills, outside income explanation, and current
references with addresses and telephone numbers to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on an 80 foot yacht which serves as a floating
Bed and Breakfast in the San Francisco Bay Area. Surrounded by
Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco, she is in an ideal location
as a base for exploring the Bay Area. We offer elegant
accommodations for up to three guest couples with fine breakfasts
and optional dinner service. Guests come to relax and be soothed.
We also host private events, live music concerts, and a film
series, so the tasks of our assistants would be diverse.
Volunteer duties would include attending to the guests, cooking,
housekeeping, and maintenance of the yacht. Guests often tip
well, which is an incentive to come and work here. We offer a
nice room, usually with private bath and board on this beautiful
yacht, as well as tips from our guests. Personality and grooming
are very important, as you will be dealing directly with guests.
Computer skills are helpful as well. Bonus points if you know how
to sand, paint, and varnish. We are looking for a couple, but
will consider a single for a term of at least a month. Please
email your resume, photos, and verifiable references to consider
you for the post to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CAMBODIA

HELP NEEDED at our 4-star-resort located on the nicest and
quietest beach of Sihanoukville. We are looking for educated
people who want to support our team in the high season from
November until April. We offer food, beverage and accommodation
for free and perhaps more. For more information please contact us
via our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CANADA

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Princeton, British Columbia from November
12, 2014 to April 15, 2015. We have recently built a 1,800 sq.
ft. house that is 12km from town. It is off grid, solar powered
with back-up generators and solar hot water. There is an outdoor
wood furnace that heats the radiant floor with another wood stove
in the living room. We are on a small lake with 20 acres and on a
dead end road which is plowed after snow fall. We have a backhoe
which is used for plowing our driveway. Satellite internet is
provided. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

HANDS-ON/SUPERVISORY maintenance caretaker/houseman position
available in Toronto, Ontario. The incumbent is responsible for
maintaining the assigned residence in excellent condition, to the
highest functional and aesthetic standards. This position reports
to the House Manager or such other individual as may be
designated from time-to-time. This position includes
responsibility for all exterior maintenance, including the
grounds, any out buildings or other structures (e.g. boat house,
swimming pools; irrigation system), interior maintenance
including the general good repair of the structures themselves as
well as all mechanical and electrical equipment that is integral
to those structures (e.g. HVAC, dry-o-tron, gas and water
systems); and perform all related administrative duties such as
maintaining financial and warranty records pertaining to work
performed either personally, or by hired trades, and using such
information to prepare periodic summaries of expenditures and
financial forecasts for the House Manager to integrate into the
household financial reports and budgets. You will be responsible
for obtaining quotes and recommending quotes for approval by the
House Manager; when work is completed the Maintenance Serviceman
/Groundskeeper is responsible for reviewing invoices to ensure
that charges made are for the approved work and that cost and
time parameters have been met. If there are discrepancies, the
Maintenance Serviceman/Groundskeeper is responsible for
investigating and within limits, negotiating corrective action.
Salary will be $70,000 per year. Please email your resume and
references and mention that you are applying for
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARIBBEAN

LOOKING FOR a resident caretaker. Must be financially secure and
mature. The position is for part-time light duties on a desirable
location at a small Caribbean inn. Free housing and utilities are
provided on the resort's premises, plus approximately $500/month
stipend in exchange for part-time work. The applicant should be
in good health, resourceful, trustworthy and addiction and
drug-free. For USA citizens, a passport is not needed to fly from
the States, as Culebra, Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA. To
get more information, please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

INNKEEPERS NEEDED starting in the Winter 2015. Vieques Island's
oldest eco-resort, la finca caribe, is looking for a managing
couple to run our rustic guesthouse and cabanas. This two-person
team will live in an on-site cabin, with hands-on management of
all daily operations of facilities and pool, office, and guest
services. This is a great opportunity for a couple, each with 15
+/- years' experience in combination of hospitality, property
building maintenance, office and computing, housekeeping,
eco-tourism/sustainability, conversational Spanish, and
simple/rustic living. Seeking self-motivators, team players, who
are comfortable with remote management and guest service
commitment, excellent communication skills, boundless energy,
tropical know-how, and a serious sense of humor. Salary depends
of experience, probably low for US standards, includes a cabin,
car, and utilities. Prefer a long-term commitment for this
ongoing, 8 to 11 month position (one to four winter months off is
possible for those who want time to travel). No calls please.
Send resumes with letter to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." to learn more. Due to the volume of interest, we
are only able to respond to qualified applicants. Thanks.

COLOMBIA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We have a hostel in Cali and need volunteers
to clean the rooms, help with tourists, the computer, and all the
things relative to a hostel. It could be construction, painting
or any other help, depending of the need. For more information,
please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

OUR BOUTIQUE BEACH RESORT is seeking a volunteer who is fluent in
both English and Spanish to help attend to our clients (must have
exceptional customer service skills in both languages). This
person would have various responsibilities. When there are no
clients in the resort these responsibilities range from
gardening, helping with daily/weekly maintenance and ongoing
projects, etc. When there are clients at the resort, the
responsibilities will consist mainly of helping in the kitchen
and dining room (wash dishes, prepare food with chef of resort),
waiter (serving meals and snack in dining area and beach),
bar-tending, (mixing cocktails from the menu with the Director of
Operations) and helping clients with whatever they may need or
desire during their stay here. Yoga knowledge or Yoga certified a
Plus, as we have a large yoga rancho on the beach where we offer
yoga and meditation sessions to our guests. This person would
report directly to the owners and Director of Operations of the
resort. This is a small beach front boutique hotel/resort on five
acres. The property consists of many palm trees, a large green
pasture where we are starting our vegetable gardens. The property
is located one hour from the historic Centro of Santa Marta, 15
minutes from the entrance to the Parque Tayrona and 30 minutes
from Palomino. There are many activities to do nearby in the
park, waterfall treks, river tubing, nature hikes, etc. The main
rules for the volunteer are as follows - to maintain that staff
quarters and bathrooms are clean. During off hours you may use
the hotel facilities, always giving hotel guests priority. Wear a
hotel T-shirt and maintain a proper appearance. Volunteers must
wash their own clothes. Three meals a day are served to
volunteers. Things to bring: comfortable clothing, pants for
evenings, bug repellent, hat, sunblock, sunglasses, flip flops
and gardening shoes or boots, gardening gloves, bathing suit,
flash light, towels, and bathroom toiletries. Please email us at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

COLORADO

HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER: Seeking an experienced individual or
couple to fill a permanent full-time housekeeper position and
part-time caretaker position for a 300 acre Colorado Springs area
horse property. Primary responsibilities are housekeeping
(experience required) and horse care/feeding (one dozen horses,
experience desired). Background check and verifiable references
required.  Compatible animals welcome. Housing and utilities
provided; salary and benefits negotiable. Looking to hire now.
Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

COUPLE OR SINGLE NEEDED near National Parks! 775-square foot
alternative Hybrid Adobe home on two acres in a forested
Pinon/Juniper area with well, electricity, internet, phone,
Refrigerator/Standup Freezer, and Propane stove/wood stove.
Located at the top of 2,000-foot deep Dolores River Canyon on
paved country highway. Cortez, CO is 45 minutes away; it's 75
minutes to Moab and these National Parks: Canyonlands, Arches,
Mesa Verde; Telluride; Durango, CO. Basecamp is a Logistics
Center for the Navajo Humanitarian/Permaculture/Sustainability
Project. Please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." to learn more. Caretaking assists our team.
Volunteers needed for project. Home needs repair, maintenance,
cleanup and your cat! Start soon, for what could possibly turn
out to be a long-term position. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a dude ranch/resort in central Colorado is
seeking a full-time maintenance/ranch foreman. This person will
be responsible for all facilities, maintenance, and all grounds.
The position includes salary, room and board year around and
vehicle benefits. Please visit our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for more information, or
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." if you think that
you would be a successful applicant.

CONNECTICUT 

CARETAKING POSITION AVAILABLE for a mature couple in Sharon,
Connecticut in the beautiful Berkshire Hills, a four season
sports area with lakes and charming colonial towns. Seeking a
mature couple with excellent references to live in attached one
bedroom apartment with separate entrance in return for grounds
maintenance and housekeeping. Our house is a beautiful six
bedroom 1790 colonial on 26 acres with woods, fields, a trout
stream and extensive gardens. We need a knowledgeable gardener
and handyman plus a meticulous housekeeper. Other desirable
skills are machine maintenance, carpentry and elder caregiving
and hospitality. The job requires a minimum of 20 hours (10 per
person) of work a week for basic chores in exchange for the
apartment with all utilities including Wi-Fi and Cable TV.
Additional work compensated at $20 per hour with a maximum of
$2,000 per month. Candidates for the job must have a healthy
life-style, be fit and energetic, and be meticulous in
maintaining the house and grounds. They should love animals and
may have a well-behaved pet of their own. Creative people and
enthusiastic vegetable gardeners are particularly welcome. This
is ideal for "young" retirees. Candidates should be debt free and
have some financial security. Other part-time employment
off-premises is possible. Please reply to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." giving your experience, references and
reasons for wanting such a position.

COSTA RICA 

HELLO FRIENDS! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located just outside San
Isidro de General in South Pacific Costa Rica, is an
Environmental Conservation Project where students, volunteers,
and visitors can learn how a tropical organic farm functions. We
are an Educational Institute where individuals can learn how to
milk a cow, harvest a mango tree, or use medicinal herbs.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX gives everyone an opportunity to learn
about life at its most basic form and exist in a fully
sustainable community. We are happy to receive volunteers,
student groups, families, and environmental interns from abroad.
In addition, eco-tourism organizations send groups of volunteers
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX every year to participate in the
project. We offer opportunities for undergraduate groups, ASB,
graduate students, and researchers to pursue specific interests
or field work pertaining to sustainability and organic farming.
Students looking to pursue a career in sustainability will have
the opportunity to have practical experience that will be
invaluable to their future endeavors. We believe that the best
way to preserve our Planet is for everyone to be active and lend
a helping hand to Mother Nature. The problems are right in front
of us, from greenhouse gases to massive landfills, pesticides in
our food, and unclean drinking water, making it everyone's
responsibility to wake up and live a more responsible life. We
cannot change the world in a day, but if we all do our part we
can change the course of history. So start today and join us in
our attempt to create a more sustainable future. Thanks for your
help and please contact us for more information about
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." to learn more and then
contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

NEED A CARETAKER for a beautiful ocean view home near Montezuma,
on Costa Rica's Nicoya peninsula. Minimum six month commitment,
just water the plants and take care of our house. There is very
little work involved! Would love to potentially do a trade and
stay in a home in California. The start/end times are flexible.
Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." Three
caretaking references required.

VOLUNTEERS with construction skills, welding experience, and
knowledge of how to build an electric fence are needed on a
monkey and wildlife rescue center and permaculture farm being
developed 100% by volunteers. The location is on a beautiful farm
with basic facilities, located 1/2 mile from the beach in Playa
Ocotal, on the Pacific coast and a five minute drive from Playas
del Coco, a quaint tourist town. Rustic accommodations are
provided. There is a minimum commitment of one month, although we
have several long-term (six months to one or more year)
volunteers. We also have the need for volunteers with the
following skill sets: fundraising, carpentry skills, permaculture
design, welding, electrical, renewable energy sources, plumbing,
aquaponics, animal care, wildlife rescue, marketing, bee keeping,
sustainable building techniques, composting toilets, electrical
fencing, gardening, cheese making, landscaping, construction and
volunteer managing. For additional information and to apply,
please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

ECUADOR

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED ASAP! Please help us out! This is an
eco-friendly mountain hostel in a small indigenous village in the
Ecuadorian Andes, called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Many tourists
come to the hostel to hike the famous Quilotoa Loop, or to
explore different hikes through indigenous villages, local
markets and volcanoes. The views in the area are breathtaking and
the village is quiet with friendly people. Volunteers help take
care of guests and the hostel. Tasks include the following:
Receive the guests, prepare tea and coffee and make people feel
welcome, Give information and hiking descriptions or organize
transport for guests, Help with preparing food, doing dishes and
setting the table, Most importantly, be a host and make sure
everybody is happy and enjoying their stay at the hostel!
Volunteers normally work in the morning from around 7:30am until
9am and in the afternoon from when the guests arrive until around
8.30pm. In the middle you have time to go for hikes, or relax and
enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We are looking for someone with
a good feeling for customer service. You must speak English very
well and it is also great if you speak a bit of Spanish so that
you can communicate with our staff. The minimum commitment is for
four weeks and volunteers receive free board and lodging
throughout their stay. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER and organizer required for a family in
Surrey. The successful applicant will have experience of a high
standard of housekeeping, with a good eye for detail and
organizing, enjoy cooking, be a confident driver with a clean
driving license and speak English fluently. Net salary circa
£400.00 per week depending on experience and hours worked,
would likely suit an energetic person. You must be a non-smoker.
To apply, please send a covering letter and your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

DEDICATED GARDENER needed in Exmoor in west Somerset. Must have
flower, fruit and veg experience. Duties will include 28 hours
gardening weekly in summer, halved in winter, for a tax-free
unfurnished cottage on Exmoor. Your own garden and barn will be
provided. A mature, childless couple is preferred. Spouse needs
own occupation. Animals welcome. References essential. To apply,
please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers.", weekdays.

FLORIDA

LONG-TERM RENT-FREE COMPANION needed to help around my Southwest
Florida rural home. Must be honest, love animals, tobacco free,
have own vehicle and income. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

FRANCE 

HOUSESITTER WANTED for six to 12 months in a very quiet
residential area in a beautiful location in the South of France.
Start now. Must be a non-smoker. The main tasks are keeping the
house and property tidy during the owner's absence. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for more information.

GEORGIA

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

MATURE, HONEST CARETAKER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY in the Macon, GA
area. Will need to provide security, mowing, and light
maintenance. Housing/shop will be provided on 150 woodland acres
of peace, beauty, and solitude, with a large vegetable garden. No
salary. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." and include the word "Caretaker" in the Subject
Line.

GERMANY

CAR/HOUSESITTER needed next year. I relocated from Hamburg to
Lüneburg, about 50km southeast of Hamburg. Next year I want
to attend a women's soccer world championship in Vancouver, B.C.
So I need a housesitter for my cat, who is 14-years-old. The time
would be from May 29 to July 9, 2015. I am living in an apartment
now with two rooms, only one bed, but sofa and a guest bed, but
these two are not really comfortable. So best would be one woman.
Lüneburg is a beautiful middle university town, many pubs, a
beautiful historic downtown, rehab clinic with park and as old
salt city there is a brine thermal bath. Nature preserves and
Lüneburg National Park are nearby as well. The apartment is
on the 4th floor (with elevator) with a nice view. Nice neighbors
as well. For lesbians applying there is a table of regulars in
Lüneburg in a restaurant. I am looking for someone reliable,
non-smoking, non-drinking, drug free, circumspect, whose first
interest is caring for my cat. Best for me, of course, would be a
house swap, if anyone from the Vancouver area would be interested
to be in this interesting area here in northern Germany. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

HAWAII

CARETAKER'S ASSISTANT NEEDED for a large residential,
off-the-grid, property in Kipahulu, Maui, located two miles from
Haleakala National Park. A paradise of rainforests, waterfalls,
pools, mountains and views of the Pacific. This work-trade
position is for one hardworking, no-drama individual who can
contribute to the landscaping and maintenance of the property.
Very physical work. Digging, hauling, weed whacking, machete
work, planting, decorative and veggie garden maintenance. 14
hours/week in exchange for a small, private, fully equipped
dwelling, all the fruits and veggies from the land you can eat.
Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI'I. Looking for conscious earth stewards for a
beautiful sanctuary in Ka'u, Hawai'i. Minimum stay: three months.
Longer stay, a definite possibility if it is a mutually
beneficial exchange. You must have a car. This is ideal space for
those who cherish elegant, voluntary simplicity, for whom
self-inquiry, beauty, mindfulness and integrity are important and
for those who are nourished by and love to connect with and care
for gardens and orchards. Kipukamaluhia is a unique dharma
center/eco sanctuary in the heart of Ka'u, on the Big Island of
Hawai'i. People come throughout the year for personal and group
retreats and we always need help in the gardens! We also have
work opportunities for single people available year 'round. If
you are interested, please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers."

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS are needed. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX workcamp is a project done in cooperation
with Sirkus Íslands. The workcamp will give you the
opportunity to experience almost two weeks in the land of
Northern lights, exploring cultures through circus acrobatics.
Sirkus Íslands was founded in the year 2007. The circus is
a big group of people with talents in circus arts with ambitions
to show people daring and funny circus acts. The group includes
specialists in aerial entertainment, acrobatics, juggling, fire
shows, stilt walking and roving entertainers. Participants in
this workcamp can learn to juggle with bowls or clubs, and do
acro-yoga. Circus artists will give workshops where participants
have the chance to learn the arts of juggling, balancing and all
object manipulation. Participants can also learn to balance on
tightropes, slack ropes, rola bolas, unicycles and globes. Group
acrobatics and pyramid building is combined with trampoline and
tumbling. Truly brave souls can venture into the air on
teeterboard or aerial acrobatics. Have in mind that you don't
have to be experienced in circus to join the workcamp: positive
energy is more than enough to be part of it!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will stay in a well-equipped
house, in a beautiful setting inside the Botanical Gardens of the
city of Reykjavík, which are located about four kilometers
from the center of the city. Volunteers will be sleeping in
shared rooms/dorms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring
your own. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge
of the cooking and cleaning activities. Visitors to
Reykjavík experience easily the pure energy at the heart
of Iceland's capital city - whether from the boiling thermal
energy underground, the natural green energy within the city and
around it, or the lively  culture and fun-filled nightlife. In
November you can see the Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) in
Iceland. In the area closer than 100 Km from Reykjavík,
there are several spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive
coastline and the well-known geothermal Blue Lagoon spa to visit.
To learn more, please visit our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

ILLIONIS

BED & BREAKFAST MANAGER needed. We are seeking a professional or
couple to co-own, operate and live in a Bed and Breakfast on the
north shore of Chicago. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of
or interest in Chicago and its unique architectural history as
well as an appreciation for museum quality furnishings.
Responsible for providing guest services, vendor management and
interacting with the owner's management team. An enthusiastic
entrepreneurial attitude is a must for this business opportunity.
Individuals must be willing to make an initial investment in the
LLC, and apply their marketing skills, and community outreach
efforts toward growing the business. Excellent salary and
corporate benefits package offered. Spacious living
accommodations provided. Please email a resume and cover letter
to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers." for immediate
consideration.

A CHICAGO ADULT HOUSEHOLD is seeking a Housekeeper. These
homeowners enjoy having long-term employees, and their employees
greatly enjoy working for them. Their spacious home has no pets
and requires the typical housekeeping duties: general and
detailed housecleaning, caring for artwork and fine home
accessories, laundry and ironing, organizing, and so on. They
value their privacy and would prefer a quiet, unobtrusive
Housekeeper that keeps to themselves, is self-motivated, and
takes pride in the work they do. Salary commensurate with skills
and experience or professional training; they do prefer employees
with previous experience working in a home of wealth. No phone
calls, please. If you are interested, please email us your
resume, a recent photo, and a copy of your driver's license for
consideration to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." If
accepted we will then send you an application to be completed. 

INDONESIA 

BALI - Housesitter/pet-care giver needed for two dogs.
Responsible live-in helper needed for a 60-year-old American
artist who travels frequently. No salary. Lots of free time.
Small Maid's room, air-conditioning, and vegetarian food
provided. Feed and walk the dogs twice per day, and do some
errands. I have three staff for cleaning, pool cleaning, and a
part-time cook. I have a beautiful villa, with pool, Wi-Fi, and
all amenities, in the rice fields area. This would be good for a
writer, meditator, explorer, or artist. There is a studio on
site. Please write to me at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

IRELAND

COUPLE REQUIRED for a live-in position as housekeeper/cook and
gardener/caretaker in Kildare. This full-time position is to
include housekeeping cooking/gardening, general maintenance,
security and some driving duties. The housekeeper must have a
proven high standard in cooking and the couple must be happy to
look after two small dogs on a regular basis when the employer is
out or away. This is a live-in position only, and accommodation
and the use of a car will be made available. Both persons must
hold a clean driving license and references will be required.
Please send a cover letter and your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."   

LAOS 

VOLUNTEERS needed. Our butterfly park has been newly opened, with
an orchid section, a variety of flower gardens, a netted
butterfly garden, and lots of waterfalls. Our mission is to
create a research center studying and publishing about Laos's
butterflies, host plants and preservation because of
environmental issues in Laos. We are looking for entomologists
and botanists. We also want to do school projects by inviting
local school children and provide them with learning materials to
educate and understand the importance to preserve their beautiful
nature for their happiness and financial security in the future.
We are searching for volunteers who want to do jobs such as
gardening, marketing, reception, and guiding. Our work/trade is
full days of work (eight hours), eat, sleep and enjoy the
beautiful nature of Laos. Spare time is two days in a week. You
must be fit and strong and not afraid of the climate. Our
butterfly garden is located 300 meters before the famous Kuang Si
Falls, and 30km from Luang Prabang. Transportation from and to
Luang Prabang is daily, provided by big numbers of tuk tuks and
mini-vans. If you're interested please send us your details,
motivation and experience in a summary. Any medical needs or
addictive backgrounds should be mentioned. We live in a small
village with a family based structure so we cannot afford any
mistakes in our relation with the local community as foreigners.
For more information, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

MADAGASCAR

A LIBRARY VOLUNTEER is needed. We opened a small library in
Madagascar and we need a volunteer who would be keeping the
library open every day, including Holidays, and whenever asked.
Accommodation provided, food provided by villagers for a small
fee (10-15eur/month). Mostly children are visitors in the library
(about 50) coming from close and far away villages. Volunteers
are encouraged to do various activities with children, play
games, teach them how to read, go on trips, etc. For any such
activities, if properly planned and communicated through me can
be paid for. I am a student who likes to open projects like this
around the world, if I have proper plans e.g. what volunteer
needs the money for I am able to organize fundraising events and
get the money. Further projects (e.g. electricity) are in
progress and so volunteers can help with other projects as well.
The knowledge of some French would be very useful. Please write
to us at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."


CARETAKER PROFILE
Mike and Mary: Ordinary people living this extraordinary life
Dates of Birth: Mike 7/4/59   Mary 6/6/48
Interests: hiking, kayaking, country living, reading, crafts,
meeting new people and learning new skills
Quote: "Security is an illusion. Life is either a daring
adventure or nothing at all." Helen Keller

Mike and Mary

Until five years ago, Mike and Mary didn't even know the
caretaking lifestyle existed. Mary was happily teaching at a
small, non-profit school and Mike drove a school bus and did
handyman work on the side. They had completely renovated their
home and were comfortable and happy when fortune came knocking on
their door in the form of an article in a magazine.
Mary has said how she is always amazed, when looking back on her
life, the way things can be going along a planned route when an
innocuous comment, or in this case, an article in a magazine, can
change that course and open one's eyes to the possibilities which
surround us. "We were happy in our jobs, but both wanted be able
to travel more and have new challenges in our lives. This article
really spoke to us."
The article was about people who did caretaking for a living. It
mentioned The Caretaker Gazette as a resource for connecting
property owners with responsible, reliable people. Two months
after subscribing to the Gazette, Mary asked Mike what he thought
about doing this full-time - and he replied with seven words that
changed their lives. "If the house sells, let's do it." The house
sold!
Some people take the route of keeping their home and doing
housesitting or caring for property on a part time basis. Mike
and Mary made the decision to drastically downsize and simplify
their lives. They not only sold their home, but they also got rid
of most of their possessions. Except for their dog, Maisy, and
some basics, they were footloose and ready to go. "I know this
lifestyle isn't for everyone, but for us it is perfect," says
Mary.  "We don't need an RV because the properties we take care
of supply housing. We don't mind roughing it, so a simple cabin
does us just fine, in fact, we prefer our simple homes to the big
one we used to have."
On their first caretaking assignment in Indiana, they learned to
care for horses, beefalo, sheep and assorted barnyard animals on
a 175 acre property which ran a summer camp in June and July.
They also planned, planted and cared for a large organic garden
on the property. Mary has always been interested in gardening,
and from the time spent in Indiana, she gained a whole new
perspective on the value of the organic way of gardening. "The
time we spent in Indiana was very special to us. We really felt
part of the community and we learned so many useful skills which
we continue to put to good use." In the end though, new
experiences called, ones in colder climates.
Mary explains, "One of the great things about caretaking is that
there are so many choices for the locations, responsibilities,
and kinds of jobs available. This is no 'one size fits all' kind
of life. One thing we have noticed is, that wherever we go,
people ask us about our lifestyle and how the process works. We
always tell them to go to www.caretaker.org to get an idea of how
The Caretaker Gazette is set up, and to take out a subscription
if they want to go further. Mike and I have also found the emails
of current openings to be very helpful. In addition to the
emails, we have had success when placing our own ads. The
important thing to remember when placing an ad is to be very
clear on what you are looking for. If location is important, be
sure to specify where you want to work (i.e. we prefer colder
climates.) Also, mention if you require housing, compensation, or
are just looking to housesit. You can discuss the details when
you talk on the phone or by email, but you will save time, both
for you and the property owner, by being clear on matters which
are important to you. Be sure to list skills you have, and always
get a letter of recommendation when the caretaking job is
finished." 
From Indiana, Mike and Mary spent two summers managing a small,
rustic cabin resort located on the edge of a wilderness area in
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. While there, they were
introduced to kayaking and even had time to do volunteer work in
the community as well as many projects around the resort. "Except
for the mosquitoes, this was about as close to paradise as you
could get," joked Mike. Their responsibilities left plenty of
time for hiking and kayaking in the Sylvania Wilderness.
Currently, Mike and Mary are working at a summer family camp in
Vermont. Along with hiking, kayaking, sailing and archery, there
have been many trips exploring New Hampshire and Vermont on their
days off. Camp closes down in mid-October and then it's off to
West Virginia to take care of a property for the winter while the
owner is away. "Winter will be a nice, relaxing change from the
camp activities this summer and we will be close to family and
friends once again."
And next summer, well that's a whole new adventure, isn't it? "We
are truly blessed to be on this journey of discovery together
where we keep meeting such interesting people and traveling to
new and exciting places. Our only regret is that we didn't do
this years ago, and even that's a small regret because our lives
are so full right now. Our goal is always, no matter the
placement, to make a difference, wherever we are."

Mary and Mike on the property where they're caretakers

MAINE

MAINE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS wanted. Please visit our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." to learn more. This
position requires hospitality, guest services, culinary skills,
small boat handling and care. Launch operator's license.
Beginning 2015. May - October residence, monthly stipend,
incomparable experience. Please send your resume and letter to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

HELP NEEDED in a farmhouse in Downeast Maine. Our farmhouse is in
a rural setting, close to Machias surrounded by forest, farmland,
lakes, and a spectacular sea coast. Our Farmstead is totally
organic and vegetarian and we have large gardens. Most of last
year, and so far this one too, we have been completing the
renovation of our home, so there are still little jobs to get
done in the house while out in the yard there are chickens and
vegetable plots to care for. In addition in the spring and summer
we have several building or landscaping projects in progress
where help is appreciated and during the quieter months the work
may also include some general house and yard cleaning, snow
clearance, fire wood cutting and stacking and other preparations
for the winter. If you are looking for somewhere to hang out for
a while in a fresh and interesting location and have a good
attitude towards work and communication then we think we should
appeal. We're not very formal but as you will be sharing our home
with our children occasionally when we stay at the property, we
do require a photocopy/scanned picture of a legal Photo ID
(driving license, state ID, or passport) to be supplied before
arrival as proof of identity. Accommodation maybe in the main
farmhouse or in an off-the-grid caretaker's cabin close to the
farmhouse. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more information.

MARYLAND

CARETAKER/COUPLE NEEDED in exchange for free rent in Rockville,
Maryland. Must love dogs! Middle-age couple looking for freedom
to come and go and do some light traveling without the worry of
our house or our beautiful dog! Our primary requirements are: on
average, flexible 30 to 40 hour week. Responsibilities include,
but are not limited to: dog care, house cleaning, laundry, pool
cleaning, general maintenance, light cooking, errands, driving.
In exchange for services, we are offering a single family home,
located adjacent to our backyard. Recently rented for
$2,500/month, this house has four bedrooms, den, family room with
fireplace, deck, in-ground pool. The person/couple who qualifies
for this position must have their own outside income. No
children. May start immediately. We are flexible in regard to
your time off/travel needs. Must be motivated to care for our
house and dog as if your own. If interested, please send your
qualifications and contact information to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for an Innkeeping Couple for our
14 room inn. We are located in Elkton, MD, which is between
Baltimore and Philadelphia. The Innkeeper's responsibilities
include but are not limited to: Breakfast preparation, overseeing
housekeeping, checking-in/out guests, answering phones and taking
reservations, daily operations and taking care of guests' needs,
as well as light maintenance and outdoor work. Assisting with
marketing and project work is also expected. Innkeepers will need
previous innkeeping/management experience and be an excellent
communicator.  Compensations includes housing in an on-site two
bedroom apartment, monthly salary with the possibility of some
profit sharing and performance bonuses. Inn coverage will be
Friday through Tuesday, with every Wednesday and Thursday off.
Please email resumes and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

MASSACHUSETTS

CARETAKER NEEDED FOR A COZY RUSTIC CABIN in the beautiful woods
of West Royalston, MA - 24 miles south of Brattleboro, VT, and 80
miles from Boston. The caretaker will have the place to
themselves. Prefer a long-term caretaker. This would be ideal for
a writer, artist, or anyone who works from home. Good for a
person who knows country living with wood heat which costs
$450/month. The caretaker must have a good running car and a
functional cell phone. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for an interview please. Thanks Kenny.

MEXICO

SEEKING A LONG-TERM FARMER OR HOMESTEADER: (preferably a couple
or family) desiring a place to plant roots in exchange for
caretaking our off-grid ranch. We are located on the pacific
coast of Mexico, a five minute walk from one of the most
spectacular, unspoiled beaches on the planet! The community
consists of a welcoming, rural, Mexican village in addition to
workshop participants at our Sustainability Education Center. We
also have frequent travelers passing through the area as we are
located two hours from a major international airport and thriving
tourist destination. We are offering a long-term lease of several
acres of land suitable for farming, permaculture, animal
husbandry, or environmentally friendly business in exchange for
summer caretaking while we are away, and possibly shorter stints
during the winter months. You may have the ability to take over
completion of a half-finished house in addition to an equity
stake in the property after a one year trial period. Candidate(s)
should speak some Spanish, should be comfortable in nature, and
must have a proven track record of farming, permaculture, or
involvement with a CSA at a managerial level, or other related
background. References are required. You can apply at our
website: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

VOLUNTEERS  NEEDED. We are a small rural farm on the Yucatan
peninsula. We are aiming at being as close to self-sufficient for
food, water and energy as possible but this will obviously take
some time. We will use organic techniques for growing our own
supplies along with permaculture design principles for layout. We
will be minimizing consumption of power and water to create a
more harmonious environment, which we believe will be also
friendlier as a result. We also aim to help the local community
by providing direct employment and sharing ideas and potentially
helping with local businesses too. We started from scratch in
November 2011 so you would still have a large input. We already
have many very happy volunteers and as we expand, build more
cabanas, clear abandoned farm land for growing and reforestation
we will need more help. We are looking for volunteers to commit
to 35 hours per week, in return for all accommodation, leaving
you time to explore around the Yucatan peninsula. This is because
it takes time to collect you from Valladolid, show you some
basics, introduce you to the farm and some project ideas and for
you to settle in before you are of any real benefit, so we are
looking for a commitment of at least four weeks. Otherwise it
could well be general unskilled labor like weeding and clearing
paths and growing areas. We are looking for everything, from
builders (wooden and stone and cement construction) and
electricians, web designers, laborers and all general farm type
(unmechanised) help. We are not looking to make a profit, or sell
any products we grow or make. We may be interested in trading
locally for skills, labor or other things we need, in a manner
which benefits all. This would be an excellent opportunity to
learn great skills, in a great location, with great weather and
we are interested in people who can contribute with enthusiasm,
skills and ideas. We are located two hours bus ride from Cancun
and Merida, about an hour's drive from the Caribbean in Tulum. We
have 24 acres of forest/jungle and an enormous cenote (sink hole
with water) which we use for swimming and necessary water supply.
We have secure and covered accommodation (thatched cabanas),
composting toilet facilities, and showering facilities (unheated
and unplumbed). Cabanas are shared and mixed depending on the
volunteers. To apply, please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

MINNESOTA

APARTMENT CARETAKER WANTED in Eagan, MN. Condor Corporation is
looking for a confident, motivated professional to contribute to
our team of apartment community housekeepers. If you're a
talented, driven, apartment-industry professional who wants to
work for a company that cares, consider applying for a position
on the Condor team. You will need to assist management in
providing financial gain for the property owners and an
exceptional living environment for the residents through cleaning
and upkeep of an apartment building. Previous housekeeping,
cleaning or janitorial experience required. We are looking for a
caretaker who enjoys cleaning, takes pride in your work, able to
work independently and be self-motivated, and detail oriented.
This is a part-time position (20 - 35 hours per week); morning
hours including weekends, with additional hours (approximately 30
per month) at varying times. Must be in excellent physical
condition with no restrictions and able to lift 40 pounds. Must
live on site. Please mail your resume and any other relevant
information to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." We look
forward to hearing from you!

MISSOURI

PROFESSIONAL COUPLE SEEKS AN EXPERIENCED domestic couple
full-time to manage the everyday needs of their household in
Springfield, MO. Looking only for persons who have worked in the
hospitality industry and know how to provide 5 star service.
Duties include: cooking, daily housekeeping, laundry, maintaining
the grounds, cars, shopping and running errands. Must have an
excellent driving record. Must be flexible, work Sundays and
perform in a professional manner. Flexible and long hours
sometimes required although average is usually under 40 - 50
hours/week. You must have a keen eye for detail with an ability
to be organized and multitask. You must be meticulous in
execution of daily duties, maintain a warm and friendly demeanor
at all times, maintain confidentiality and respect for boundaries
and privacy. Personal appearance and grooming is of the upmost
importance. Currently you will be maintaining a primary home in
addition to two other homes. Some travel will be required. There
are no children and no pets. A nearly new 2,100 sq. ft. three
bedroom/two bath home with a three car garage located within one
block of the primary residence will be provided to the couple as
well as a salary and a small subsidy for medical insurance.
Nonsmokers only. Please send inquiries and resumes to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MONTANA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm in Clyde Park, MT from
November 27 - January 2, 2015. Must love and be devoted to dogs
as we have dogs, horses, goats, hen, rabbits, fish, plants,
maintenance, and TLC. From January 5 - May 1, there will be six
less horses, no dogs, otherwise the same. It is not difficult.
Prefer a single, clean, responsible, conscientious, non-smoking,
non-drinking homebody with an outside income (retired or works at
home). Excellent references, resume and equine experience
necessary. Not remote. Nearby skiing, grocery, PO, and gas. Come
early for acclimation, training and bonding!  Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MOROCCO 

HELP NEEDED. This is a new digital artists' residency in
Marrakesh, Morocco. It seeks to provide a space for digital
artists of all varieties to live and work in Marrakech while
creating their works. Our residence is in a beautiful house,
which is equipped with a Jacuzzi, private garden, roof terrace,
and music studio. We are within walking distance from the Medina.
We are always looking for helpers, who have management/business
skills/experience, are art orientated and open minded, are over
23 years old, and can help us for at least two weeks. If you want
to stay longer - you are more than welcome. We would prefer
female candidates now, because we already have two guys helping
us. The position would entail 10 hours per week helping to
promote and manage an art organization and residential studio for
freelance rock stars from around the world, and 10 hours per week
helping to clean our place. We provide a place to stay in our
Onion place. You would have your own room if it's not busy,
otherwise, you will need to share a room with somebody else. We
provide basic food: coffee, tea, snacks, and free rides around
Marrakesh with our car. You can feel free to use the washing
machine too. If you would like to stay in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
please contact us at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

NEBRASKA

SEEKING A FULL-TIME, CARETAKER, grounds keeper, general labor to
maintain 1,300 acres near Chadron, NE. Horticultural/Agricultural
and general equipment experience needed. Should be computer
proficient and possess good communication skills. Must have a
clean MVR and be able to pass a full background check. Caretaker
can stay in a nice three bedroom house on seven acres off
property. Excellent wages/benefits provided. Please send your
resume, references and salary history to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

NEW HAMPSHIRE

LONG-TERM CARETAKER/DOG SITTING single or couple wanted. Our 1826
historic homestead in the southwestern New Hampshire needs a
dependable non-smoking couple to provide care for a second home
and three large but gentle adult dogs (St. Bernard mix, Bernese
Mountain Dog, and a Newfoundland) while the owners are away. The
53-acre home is a four bedroom/three bathroom house with
woodstove; and quiet country setting with a post and beam barn,
stonewalls, orchards, a swimming pond, stream, mature gardens,
200 tap sugar orchard, miles of trails, fields and woodlands.
Duties include caring for the dogs, keeping the house clean,
small home maintenance projects and gardening. It is expected
that these duties will take ten to fifteen hours per week. You
will be provided housing, internet access and a food allowance.
Your accommodations include a private bedroom and access to a
full bath within the house that would be shared when guests of
the owners are at the house. The caretaker shall have one weekend
off each month and two weeks' vacation annually. Owners plan to
be at the home about five to ten days per month. Minimum
qualifications: one year commitment and references required. High
School diploma or equivalent, able to communicate well in
English, caretaker experience, general handyman/maintenance
skills (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc.). Must pass a
background check. This job is perfect for a single person or
couple looking to live cost-free in a quiet, small town setting.
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, retirees, photographers, and
writers. The job is very flexible, with no set hours with the
exception of keeping a regular schedule for the dogs. We are
located in western Sullivan County, NH; just five minutes away
from the Connecticut River that separates New Hampshire from the
Vermont town of Windsor. We are within 30 minutes from the
cosmopolitan towns of Hanover, New Hampshire (home of Dartmouth
College) and Woodstock, Vermont.  X-Country ski/snowshoe/hiking
trails are in abundance on the property and nearby. Shopping
areas and downhill ski areas are within 30 minutes. A car and
valid driver's license will be necessary in order for you to run
errands. Ability to work unsupervised and have
aptitude/experience on small home maintenance projects is greatly
preferred. Please send your resume and cover email to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." describing your interests
and include "Caretakers" in the subject line.

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER WANTED in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The caretaker will need
to take care of two Standard Poodles, and do some handiwork
around the house and garden. Wonderful living caretaker space
provided. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." and with your phone number where I can call you to
discuss our caretaker position.

NEW YORK

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER WOMAN OR COUPLE needed for our large and
busy home and property in Central Valley, NY. Duties include
cleaning, laundry, shopping, light cooking and care of animals.
Must be organized and attentive to details. 25 to 40 hour
flexible work week. House/dog and cat-sitting required when we
are traveling. Must be non-smokers and non-drinkers. References
required. Private housing provided. For photos and to learn more,
please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

PROPERTY MANAGER NEEDED to live on the property. Experienced
Property Manager is needed to work year round on a rural property
in upstate New York. Qualified candidates will be highly
knowledgeable in building and construction, have experience
managing vendors and household staff, and have exceptional
technology skills and experience with mechanical maintenance and
repairs. This person will have a keen eye for detail and
aesthetics, both interior and exterior, and understand the art of
formal service. Separate accommodations provided on the property.
For more information, please email a resume and cover letter to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Only qualified candidates
will be contacted.

OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AFTER AN OLD 1780s INN converted into a large
family home just outside beautiful Rhinebeck, NY. The family is
seeking a classic trained professional, mature, and a career
housekeeper or couple. This position is live in, with an indoor
garage and studio connected by a tunnel to the main house.
Responsibilities: deep cleaning in all aspects of the residences,
general maintenance of house and grounds, laundry and ironing of
clothing and linens, run errands, shop for household supplies
(including groceries), serving guests, and helping with meals
when needed. A minimum of three to five years related work
experience in a private home or estate preferable. A good
attitude, high energy, and strong work ethic are required. A
valid driver's license is required. Indoor garage and studio
accommodation including utilities plus $2,250 per month. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

GROUND APARTMENT WITH SMALL GARDEN AVAILABLE in exchange for
part-time caretaker services on a small horse farm in Pine
Plains, NY. Two bedrooms, new kitchen, and a living room
available in Dutchess County, NY. Must have knowledge of animals:
we have three donkeys, two horses, and a dog and a cat. Winter
chores involve daily cleaning of stalls and barn care feeding two
times a day and more. Please contact the owner,
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ELDERLY, HEFTY POET/WRITER COUPLE with high standards need
live-in/or out assistance with day-to-day tasks at their country
farmhouse in Western NY, as their mobility is limited. Shopping,
cooking, maintenance, driving, help in walking their large dog,
and caring for two cats. Will exchange for room and board and a
stipend to be agreed on or board and stipend. Would just need a
few hours a day, so there would be independent time. Summers
flexible. Please email a resume(s) and references - all in one
email message to caretakergazette@gmail.com Please include the
words "Western NY Assignment" in the subject line for screening.
Thank you.

LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED COUPLE OR INDIVIDUAL to live-in and
care for a property in upstate NY used partially as a small dog
boarding facility. We are looking for a candidate who is
self-motivated, skillful, responsible, handy, clean and organized
who will share in our commitment to provide exceptional care and
attention to the dogs and the property in-trusted in their care.
Dog care includes cleaning, feeding, exercising, giving them
attention as if they were your own dogs. Property management
includes mowing, equipment maintenance, overseeing workers on the
property, etc. Full amenities included. Must have a clean
driver's license. Must be physically able bodied as this work
does require physical endurance. Please email references and
resume to apply. Candidates will need to consent to a background
check and disclose any history of substance abuse problems or
felony convictions. Only serious applicants will be considered.
The position is effective immediately. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." to apply.

NEW ZEALAND

WE ARE LOOKING for a smiley, fun person to join our awesome team
ASAP and help us to clean our award winning hostel (Lonely
Planet's top pick for Christchurch). We would love for you to
stay with us a minimum of one month and a maximum of three
months. This is an unpaid position. You will be working for your
accommodation and other benefits including Internet allowance
(conditions apply) and laundry money. Please let us know if you
have a current Working Holiday Visa for NZ (you will only be
considered for this position if you have this Visa). You are
welcome to phone through and speak with "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." Look forward to seeing you in Jail soon!

NORWAY

INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? On an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, our
collective is for anyone keen to learn, share ideas, and work
hard. We are building a sailboat and when she is finished we want
to sail the world, visiting other eco-villages, collecting
knowledge and traveling in the most eco-friendly way possible.
Anyone who helps us out will have the chance to join our crew. We
also work on the farm, building up the infrastructure to create a
stable base for our community. On the boat side the biggest thing
is that all the inner plating and insulation are all finished up,
the bathroom (wet-room) is plated and all water tanks are welded
into position. Next big thing is to get the engine into the boat.
We have to lift it up three meters and then two meters sideways.
It's a little messy but we are working on this right now. Weight
of the engine is around 500 kg so we need a hoist-system. The
volunteers took some days off to hitch-hike to the west coast,
and came happily back home with pictures of fiords, and camping
outside in the mountains close to the glaciers. The summer has
been extremely warm one so contrary to what I was thinking that
they will almost freeze to death they got back to the farm
sun-burned with a happy smile on their faces. During the next few
weeks we will be harvesting what we have been planting this year
and we will work on the engine and rigging, so if you have any
skills you might think will be useful please feel free to contact
us. We also looking for crew for sailing across the Atlantic,
heading towards Cuba when the boat is finished so if you find
that fancy please contact us. Please send an email to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." explaining why you would
be interested in our community and please place this in Capital
Letters in the Subject Line: SEA GYPSY APLLICATION so we know you
have been reading our description here. Love from Sailing the
Farm - a sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow!

OKLAHOMA

FARM/RANCH FOREMAN needed in southern Oklahoma. Must be a
self-starter, goal setter who communicates well. You will need to
manage 1,200 acres with 150 mother cows. Experience with working
cattle, fencing, machinery and welding required. Please send your
resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

OREGON

HOUSESITTER WANTED from October 31 - November 10 in Ashland,
Oregon. I have a lovely three bedroom home close to town. You
will need to care for my well trained Border collie mix and
Bengal cat. Free rent in exchange for petsitting. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." and please provide three
references for me to call.

REMOTE 300 ACRE RANCH NEEDS CARETAKER(S). Located in
south-central Oregon, surrounded by Fremont-Winema National
Forest, with the nearest neighbor ten miles away. It's a
beautiful area. You will have a choice of two cabins, with solar
electricity. Stipend provided. Additional paid work for cutting
firewood, building construction, and vehicle mechanizing. Owners
are on site half-time. This could be a long-term position. Start
this Fall or next Spring. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

ORGANIC FARM PRODUCTION, year round, needs part-time people to
assist in all parts of our daily operation of our business. We
have a yurt on site for visitors to stay. Work trade for stay and
food is desirable but will consider all options depending on
guests skill set. We have been at this for 30 years. We have lots
of knowledge to share. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more info. Cheers!

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for o ur off-grid homestead just outside
Coquille, Oregon. We are a half-hour from the beach and four
miles from town. We're looking for a responsible person or couple
capable of living simply and caring for our animals on a daily
basis while we're gone working out of state. The position is for
four to five months, January to May, 2015. Please email us for
more info and an application at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

PANAMA

WORK EXCHANGE offered. We are located in Portobelo, Colon around
90 minutes by car from Panama City. It is mainly a Dive Resort
which consists of six cabins, five rooms, and a small restaurant.
We need a person fluent in English and basic Spanish to help in
guest check-in/out, serving meals, cleaning rooms, answering
questions about activities. We are offering room and board in
exchange for four hours of work daily for six days a week.
Sometimes it will be four hours straight and other times it is
two hours in the morning and two in the afternoon or evening. A
good, fun attitude, flexibility, honesty and good work ethic are
a must. We do have Wi-Fi internet in common areas. To see photos
and apply online, please visit our website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

SCOTLAND

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for a professional couple located in the
Glasgow area. Separate accommodation is provided in a beautiful
lodge house with its own private garden. Hours are normal daily
hours but need to be flexible when required. We have two dogs who
are outside most of the day and have their own area but do
require to walk in the grounds a couple of times a day.
Conditions are excellent for the right person to work and live
here. To apply, please send a covering letter and your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

SPAIN

ANIMAL CARETAKER/HOUSESITTER needed for my small farmhouse in the
south of Spain, near Malaga from October 20th through the 10th or
11th of December. I have a garden, fruit trees, four horses, four
dogs, and three cats. The housesitter has to have experience with
these kinds of animals, and should like to live in the
countryside. The idea is: accommodation provided for taking care
of my home and animals. We have electricity, water, and Internet
access. References are needed. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

TENNESSEE

TWO VOLUNTEER RVing COUPLES who enjoy working with people are
needed to serve as Park Hosts at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Duties include greeting our day-use visitors, collecting fees and
providing information from an entrance booth with a view of the
lake. The recreation area is located next to the lock and dam and
includes a swim beach, picnic shelters, picnic tables, restrooms,
playgrounds, volleyball court, and boat ramps. Interpretive
opportunities will be available but not required. Volunteers will
be asked to work three days a week, eight to 10 hours total per
day. In turn, our volunteers will be provided a free RV campsite
with water and electric hookups in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, which is
a short walk or drive from the entrance booth.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located in Ashland City and is less than
an hour from downtown Nashville.  To apply, please write to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

TEXAS

A NORTH TEXAS PRIVATE RANCH has one full-time, live in position
open for a Ranch Hand/Caretaker. Duties include, but are not
limited to, grounds maintenance, cleaning stalls, corrals, and
kennels, fence repair and painting, mowing, feeding and caring
for horses, cattle, cats, and dogs. Must be compassionate and
kind to all animals. A one bedroom apartment, salary, and
utilities provided. No pets allowed. Please email your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

10 ACRES HILL COUNTRY RANCH needs property caretaker. People with
experience using riding mower, gas trimmer, organic gardening,
housekeeping a must. 25 working hours are expected in exchange a
750 sq. ft. one bedroom guest house with utilities included. Any
additional hours (if needed) will be paid $10 per hour. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

MARRIED COUPLE NEEDED to live and work on a ranch north of
Sanderson, Texas. We need a man to keep the yards and grounds
around the houses as well as work on the ranch. We have cattle
and goats and do all of our work on four-wheelers and pickups. He
must have ranching experience and be able to round up. We also,
need his wife to be willing to clean the main house once a week.
We have a nice two bedroom house and the school bus runs to the
ranch. We live 20 miles from Sanderson. No drinking or smoking or
drugs! Just peace and quiet; beautiful scenery, good water and
cool mornings. Please mail your resume with references to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

SEEKING AN ON-SITE CARETAKER COUPLE for a South Texas Ranch
hunting operation. The couple will need to maintain the
headquarters area, landscape, feeders, seasonal cooking and
cleaning duties. Please fax your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

PERSON NEEDED to manage cattle, wildlife, water, fences and roads
in the Brackettville, Texas area. Heavy equipment knowledge a
plus. Housing provided, and pay is commensurate with experience.
To apply, please mail your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

THAILAND

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

UTAH 

INNKEEPER/MANAGERS WANTED: Couple preferred with outgoing
personalities and guest relations skills to manage all phases of
operating this busy and highly rated six room Inn at Zion
National Park, Utah. Responsibilities include breakfast
preparation, concierge services, reservations, minor
maintenance/repair, landscaping and supervising seasonal staff
(housekeeper and relief innkeeper). Must have organizational
skills, cooking/baking ability, computer knowledge,
repair/maintenance skills and the willingness to do what it takes
to keep this popular Inn running smoothly. Innkeeping/property
management experience preferred. No smoking, drugs, or kids.
Compensation includes salary commensurate with experience,
housing if required, and possible performance bonus. Please email
your resume/work history to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

VERMONT

LIKE-MINDED AND EASY GOING: I need a hard-working person with
complementary skills to barter work for a room in my house or
cabin plus some meals. You'll be responsible for handy-man/woman
duties around my 14 acre off-grid house and property in Vermont.
Ideally, you can mow, split wood, do some carpentry, keep up with
routine maintenance on energy systems, handle a little
house-cleaning, and be home when I can't be, to greet Airbnb
visitors. I like living remotely, quietly, and eat vegetarian,
and you do too. Perhaps you are a writer or musician. You'll get
a lot of work done out here. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

VIETNAM

WE NEED AN ENGLISH TEACHER for the duration of one to six months.
This is a nonprofit that provides training and job placement for
unemployed and rural women in the nearby villages. We make
beautiful souvenirs and all profits go back to help more people
in need. Our craft school in Vinh Long Province, Southern
Vietnam, is also a place to host local and foreign tourists and
visitors who want to learn more about craft making and the
Vietnamese culture. The school is surrounded by a relaxing
garden, lotus ponds and native plants, with the Mekong River
going by the front yard. It is a great place for the guests to
chill out and learn about life in the Mekong Delta. Since the
team in our craft school, including the artisans who are rural
disadvantaged women, barely speak English, we are looking for
someone to be based here to teach the team English and how to
welcome the tourists. Or if the person knows bag and art design,
they can teach the artisans new designs. Since we are a
nonprofit, where all the profits we earn go back to support more
people in need, we are not able to provide for housing/food
stipend. Yet we are happy to help the volunteers to find housing.
For more details, please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers."

VIRGINIA

ASSISTANT INNKEEPERS needed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, is located in
the Historic District of Harrisonburg in the center of the
Beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It is a well-established
and is a TripAdvisor top rated, Certified Virginia Green, Diamond
Collection 10 Room Inn. Wayne, the soon to retire Master
Innkeeper and owner will mentor/groom you to rapidly advance to
Operations/General Manager, or if desired, Managing Partner, or
Owner. Two new on-site Innkeeping apartments are available. For
details please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER WANTED on Orcas Island, Washington. Looking for a
drug/smoke free couple to oversee a gorgeous waterfront estate,
with two vacation rental homes, from May to October, 2015. Duties
include but not limited to: cleaning homes after a guest leaves,
mowing, and gardening. Some carpentry and mechanical skills are a
plus. A small home will be provided to live in, as well as a
salary. Applicant must agree to no outside work. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

BARN HAND WITH CARETAKER DUTIES wanted for a 14 acre/7 stall
horse retirement farm located in Custer, Washington. 30 hours of
work per week (average) in exchange for the upstairs (with full
bath) of our farmhouse. Additional hourly wage available for
'handyman' projects. The kitchen area is shared. Candidate must
have horse experience, love dogs, and be extremely neat and
clean. Candidate must also have a valid driver's license and
professional references. Background check (multiple) will be run.
Duties to include barn chores, mowing, pruning, fencing,
gardening, and errands. No smoking, no drugs. Occasional drinking
okay.  Position would be ideal for a fit, self-entertaining
artist, writer, retiree who is well-acquainted with rain-or-shine
farm life and fine furniture. This position will be short-term
unless the perfect candidate is found. No dogs but a well-behaved
horse is a possibility. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers."

OUTRAGEOUS OPPORTUNITY for the right person/couple! Full-time
caretaker(s) wanted for a historic five acre farm on Bainbridge
Island, Washington. Rent free cottage, salary, large sunny
garden, gorgeous western view to the Olympic mountains, great
neighbors neighborhood, 24/7 unconditional love from Ellie and
Jack, bucolic audio provided by eight sheep and lambs, and
abundant apples, pears, and plums! Extra credit for applicants
with mechanical savvy, passion for the earth and animals, ability
to "putter" with a smile and happy heart, those beyond stuff, and
reformed vagabonds searching to drop anchor for a decade or so!
Enthusiastic applicants, please send your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

WEST VIRGINIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs a Volunteer Campground Host from May
15 through September 15, 2015. The volunteer must come with their
own RV. Greet visitors and answer questions about NRRS and other
programs. Ensure campground entrance gate opens in the morning
and is secure at night. Conduct periodic walk through/drive
through of park to assure campers are on assigned sites according
to records. Host will be bonded and will collect fees in the
campground before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Since the
host is bonded, this will be a long-term assignment. Campground
hosts do not enforce park regulations; however, they are the eyes
and ears of the park rangers and assist rangers and visitors
during emergencies. Bulltown Campground is one of the area's most
popular campgrounds, and the host provides a very valuable
service. This campground is located 12 miles off Exit 67,
Interstate 79. In exchange for services, campground hosts are
provided a RV site at the entrance to the campground with
electric, water, and sewer hookups. Please apply online through
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

WISCONSIN

WE ARE LOOKING for an experienced two person team to live onsite
and caretake 48 units in Greenfield. Duties include lawn
maintenance, lawn trimming, inside and outside maintenance,
cleaning hallways, basements, units, all outside areas, show
units, inspect units, etc. Compensation is a two bedroom, two
full bath lower unit which includes heat, water/sewer and two car
heated indoor parking. Please mail a letter of experience or
resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Caretaker/Caregiver seeks a live in position. Prefer mountain
areas. 16+ years' experience giving kind and loving care to
terminal patients. Extensive experience with care for property,
landscape, and animals of all kinds. I am a 56-year-old female
who lives life with passion. Love yoga, travel, hiking, animals,
and the outdoors. Excellent references. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for more info. Love &
Light.

Love all animals, Pet care and housesitting. Would also be a
great helper as a travel companion.  Great driver enjoy life and,
very active. No bad habits, willing to travel about anywhere. 
Have been to the Netherlands. I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pet
sitting for 15 years. Will email references and photos. I will
treat your home as my own. Very Meticulous, bring in your mail,
water all plants and love your pets. Please call me
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Jackson Hole, WY.  40+ married couple seeks a long-term, live-in
caretaking position. Husband has extensive experience in
maintenance, electrical, plumbing and irrigation. Wife is retired
military and has a law enforcement background. Very healthy and
physically fit. Love of the outdoors and animals. Husband and
wife are both employed, are financially secure and are homeowners
themselves. Born and raised in Jackson and community oriented. 
Reliable, friendly and organized. If you are looking for someone
to provide excellent basic-up keep of property/grounds and are
looking for someone to maintain a security presence on your
property we are the perfect couple. Excellent references. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Young woman artist looking for a housesitting opportunity in Maui
in exchange for custom oil paintings. Please visit my website at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Will provide references.
Will be arriving on October 20.

Jack of all trades a seeking semi long-term assignment for a
caretaking position preferably in the Mid-west/Southwest region
of the U.S. Highly skilled carpenter and mechanic with knowledge
of all phases of repair and maintenance. I have all my own
equipment and love to be creative. An artist and a computer tech
to boot. Presently in Georgia but moving in your direction soon.
Please email me if I may be beneficial to your needs.
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Retired Wyoming Rancher and career Chef couple seeking private
property management and caretaking position. I am a retired
Wyoming native rancher and mountain lodge owner. I earned a B.S.
degree with a minor in economics from the University of Wyoming.
My partner is a Cordon Bleu (Paris, France) educated executive
Chef with over twenty years' experience, who is proficient in all
areas of the culinary industry. In addition, we both are skilled
horseback riders and outdoor enthusiasts, with a lifetime of
mountain experience. We are seeking a select business opportunity
in either the hospitality industry or private caretaking field.
Complete resume(s) with background check and references available
upon request. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more details. When not working or riding
together, Kevin, a member of the Eastern Shoshone Nation who are
the Indigenous peoples of the Jackson Hole region, enjoys
spending his time plying traditional Native American Craft Art
and writing/publishing historical Indian and pioneer short
stories. Mary Ann enjoys horseback riding, skiing and the
culinary arts, which has been her life's work.

59-year-old male, loves animals and nature, good with computers
and tools, creative, English-Spanish speaker and author, seeking
long-term salaried position to care/manage property, prefer
warmer climates in South US, Central America and South America.
Please contact Jaime at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

House-Sitting Wanted: Professional married couple available to
house sit one week during a horse riding trip in NZ (flexible;
anytime between November 2014 through April 2015). We own a small
ranch in Tucson, Arizona, and would also consider home-exchange
opportunity (Our horses and two outdoor dogs have caretakers).
Please email Sherry at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Your home horse dog cat plant caretaker! Renaissance woman. Many
skills. Great references. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

Rural, or stewardship position wanted. Other options considered.
Sustainably-minded, active, healthy, semi-retired, professional
man. Career in the green trades. Advanced skills with composting
systems such as vermiculture and composting toilets. Rainwater
harvesting. Have career woodworking skills. Degrees in Human
Ecology and Environmental Education. Caretaking experiences
includes rural Maine homestead and dairy farm, eldercare, Nature
Conservancy. Unblemished driving record. Up-to-date passport.
Modest salary required. Abundant references will attest to skill,
character, and integrity. Please contact Ben at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Situation Wanted - Atlanta Georgia. Seeking a part-time caretaker
or groundskeeper position. Single, self-employed/self-insured,
52-year-old male. Non-drinker, non-smoker, animal/nature lover.
Responsible, dependable, motivated, proactive, interested in N.
Fulton, N. Gwinnett, Forsyth, Hall county areas of Georgia. 35
years of experience in the horticultural field. Including
maintenance and repair of equipment. Extensive knowledge of
creative landscape design/build, irrigation, outdoor lighting,
water gardens. General knowledge of electrical, plumbing and
construction. I own all of my own tools and equipment to perform
such tasks. Experienced in driving large trucks and trailers as
well as light/medium duty equipment. Clean driving record. My
ideal situation would be to live on site in a guest house, garage
apartment, on an estate, farm or second property attending to the
grounds, interior/exterior maintenance pet and animal care and or
running errands. Please contact me via email at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mature, single freelance writer with dog, seeks housesitting,
caretaking or writer-related position in northeast, south,
southwest. ASAP. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Retired, Professional woman is seeking a caretaker-housesitter
position in Wyoming or Montana, seasonal or long-term. I am
honest, responsible, value a strong work ethic, have a clear
driving record, plus, I'm a great housekeeper and cook. Taking
care of people, making sure they are secure and happy is who I am
and what I love. I also love animals. I am currently in a
seasonal position at a Wyoming ranch. Excellent character and
work references are available. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mature married couple would like to manage your Farm, Estate or
property in Central or Northern Florida; long-term engagement
preferred (3+ years). We are the Jones' (Allen and Betty).
Currently, we manage and live on 8 1/2 acres in Micanopy, FL,
including the main house and three rental cottages. We propose to
live on-site; managing the grounds, maintenance, residence(s) ...
including hospitality responsibilities as needed. We can be
comfortable in the main house or in an adjacent home or cottage.
We are both people of faith; Allen holds a PhD. in Christian Ed.
and Betty is a retired Real Estate Broker. We are non-smokers,
non-drinkers; love cats, dogs, horses and cattle. We maintain
personal assets, including household furniture, personal
transportation and have our own medical insurance. We have clean
driving records and are happy to submit to background and credit
investigations. We can also provide personal and business
references upon request. We would appreciate the opportunity to
provide our services, in exchange for housing and a small
stipend. We would consider it a blessing to speak with interested
principles; via phone, email or text. Please contact us at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Experienced Caretaker Couple seeking long-term position in Santa
Barbara, CA. We are a mature husband and wife property caretaker
team. Long time Santa Barbara residents, we can provide excellent
local references. We are experienced in building maintenance,
repairs, groundskeeping, office management and housekeeping. We
are good-natured, healthy and trustworthy. Please contact us at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." - we look forward to
hearing from you!

Horticulture/Herbalist/Permaculture Gardener/Nanny/Caretaker and
Yogini with eight years housesitting, caretaking and pet sitting
experience. Looking for an intentional community plus a quiet,
natural setting space to over winter in (option to extend/adjust
season, please save my contact info). Goal is to continue to
bridge opportunities collectively and grow. I am a non-smoker,
non-drinker, make jewelry, teach bellyfit and ecstatic movement
art, and am a fantastic specialty cook (macrobiotic, raw,
gluten/dairy-free). I have minor carpentry, earthship (and the
like) building skills, have worked with farm animals and rescues;
I am a Canadian entrepreneur with a graduate degree in
Environmental Studies from the University of Ottawa. I have
references, am open to delightfully respected spaces anywhere
warm, beautiful, and quiet and clean (especially southern Italy,
Costa Rica, Ecuador, North California, Bali, and British
Columbia) - I am French, English plus Spanish speaking, have
nannied and love children. I will accept salary for the right
situation/set of responsibilities. Please email opportunities to
Jessica at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mature, referenced caretaking couple seek estate management
position. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Desiring to return to my Southern roots, I am a mature quiet
female moving to Wilmington, NC area. I desire separate quarters
living as a presence on your property. Willing to exchange duties
for rent and or utilities. Background in motel and apartment
management. Experienced house/pet sitter, non-dementia elder and
hospice caregiver. Masseuse, Reiki, Bodyworker. Responsible,
Dependable, Honest, Non-smoker, Creative, Self-employed jewelry
creator-producer. Has sense of humor, discreet, loyal and
conscientious. Strong communication skills. Available
mid-October. Please contact Laine at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Estate Manager/Director Of Properties - Seeking a long-term
position anywhere in the world. With eight years' experience in
high-end property management and 12 years' experience in luxury
building, I have the skillset to create a world-class, 5-star
experience for the most discerning client. I am an airplane pilot
and boat captain, a college graduate with the highest of honors,
and have a background in construction finance and project
management. I have managed as many as 12 homes simultaneously and
worked with celebrities and other high profile clients. I have
the ability to efficiently commute between homes and projects in
multiple states using my pilot's license. I am discrete and loyal
and seek a mutually beneficial relationship grown out of respect.
Excellent references available. For more info visit
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Sporty Couple Seeking an interesting, long-term
caretaking/property management position. We've been married 16
years and have been in the business of caretaking and property
management for 12 years. We are pro's with a top flight track
record and excellent references. The central coast area of
California (San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara County) is appealing
to us, but we're open to other possibilities. We'll only consider
a position that includes a salary and housing. Please contact us
for more information about us and our credentials at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Looking for my next gig - Semi retired corporate pilot of 22
years. Last five years in Hong Kong flying the F900EX and G200 as
PIC. Also, I have a C525s type rating. Ready for my new
adventure. I am a single male, 55, no baggage. Can be pilot, MEI,
CFII, and or house sitter, etc. Have current USA passport. Please
do not hesitate to contact with questions at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Seeking a caretaking position in the Sedona, AZ area. Single
mature male with professional experience in horse and dog care,
with strong background in carpentry and remodeling is looking for
a place for he and his two large but gentle mature dogs to live
in exchange for caretaking. Creative, calm and drama free looking
for the same environment. Available 11/3/14. Please contact Roger
at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers." References available.

Your Own Personal Concierge - Whatever you need, whenever you
need it. I am 60, DWM, educated, well mannered, clean, quiet,
healthy and fit. I do not drink, do drugs or smoke. Sold my home,
close on 11/5, then I am free to go anywhere in the world that
you need. I have a widely varied background including; sales,
management, eldercare, pet care, health coach and expert
handyman. I am a very good cook, organizer, researcher and
confidant. If you need someone to help you, I'm your man.
Excellent references and FBI background clearance letter. For a
list of my qualifications and abilities, please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Thank you.

My wife and I of 19 years are looking for a life situation that
gives us comfortable living quarters and personal time away when
we'd like to get away for a few days occasionally. I have
operated a successful pressure washing/window cleaning business
for the last 17 years and will be selling out but still have my
energy and talents. My wife has been a massage therapist for
about 25 years and has some unique abilities/techniques in her
field. We own a few properties of our own and may need to tend to
them occasionally. My wife does better in a climate where she has
less clouds and more clear skies and where it is a bit warmer.
While we are discovering our ideal life situation we are open to
the idea of assisting someone with their situation in exchange
for part-time or full-time living. We do have a few pets. We
would love to find a situation that we loved to be in and at the
same time helped you with your life needs. If you have any
questions please email me at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Professional estate/resort management couple available beginning
in October. Please visit "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Property Caretaker/Housesitter couple available December 1st
2014. Trustworthy, intelligent, hard working. 30+ years
experience in home ownership and vacation rental property
management. Will treat your property with care and attention.
Self-motivated, detail oriented with strong organizational time
management and communication skills. Can do "fix it jobs", basic
carpentry, plumbing, painting, landscaping/gardening, pet
sitting, etc. Looking for a situation that includes housing and
possible stipend. California is our first choice but will
consider other locations. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

Farm/ranch management position wanted. I have experience with
cattle, sheep and goats. Strong skills in animal nutrition and
health, forage production, grazing management and general ranch
management. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Hard Working Couple available! Couple looking for full-time,
permanent property caretaking position in Northern California,
Oregon, Washington. Husband has over 15 years experience as
carpenter/framer and many other skills. Wife has bookkeeping,
manager and has currently been assisting husband and working
alongside him for over 12 years. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." for full resume and
references. Hope to hear from you soon!

Mature husband and wife team available to manage an estate, home,
villa, lodge, inn in Durango, or Telluride, Colorado. Excellent
skills in property maintenance, landscaping, organic gardening,
security, care of art/antiques. Honest, ethical, reliable,
resourceful, discreet, responsible. Housing/income position
preferred, will consider all options. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Originally I am from Hamburg, Germany and have been on the Big
Island of Hawaii since 1986. At this time in my career, I am
actively looking to join an established business in the
hospitality industry. I have sold my business here on the island
and can travel worldwide. My mission is to uplift people's
spirits with a devotion to perfection, playfulness, great sense
of humor, personal care and commitment to excellence. This
industry is my passion, leading and supporting an in-house team,
provide hands-on duties, integrity always, learning new skills,
and multi-tasking, fearless with compassion, are my strengths. I
am blessed with boundless energy, have a sunny personality and
practice a common sense approach to business and life and happily
succeed in my goals. Visiting my website - "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." might give you an inside of what I can do;
my client's testimonials are a validation of my skills. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Part-time helper/housesitter available up to 10 hours per week in
exchange for lodging in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma Counties
beginning October 25 onward. Gifted with animals, plants,
children, creating beautiful environments inside/outside. Can
consult to improve/organize your space. Positive attitude, and
artistic. Mature, no drugs/alcohol. Prefer long term. Excellent
references available. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers."

Mature male non-drinker/smoker available in October in the St.
Petersburg Beach, Florida area. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Urgent Please! Healthy 54-year-old female. Smoke and drug free.
I'm looking for a good moderate paying position. In exchange
caring for your home, animals big or small, yard, gardens,
cooking, preferably organic or home grown, and or assisting with
your business. Learned many skills picked up through the years,
currently organic and biodynamic gardening. Care for detail and
cleanliness. I have been an integral healer over two decades. I
own my vehicle with good driving history, I need a place to call
home, that keeps most crawling ones outside, indoor bathroom, hot
water, electricity and peace. Lots of nature. Currently live on
Kauai ... willing to relocate, will need moving expenses. Please
call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."
 
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ESL tutoring for all ages. International experience. Please
contact Lynn at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

For Rent.  Available in late October. Two story cottage style
1931 vintage home for rent in a rural mountain town bordered by
the Los Padres National Forest. In Frazier Park, CA - enjoy four
seasons. Located approximately halfway between metropolitan Los
Angeles and Bakersfield off Highway 5. Upstairs:  two bedrooms,
two baths, small breakfast or project room, small kitchen,
combined dining and living area, sun room with views. Downstairs:
one car garage with shop area adjoining a finished basement with
an enclosed laundry area, bathroom, storage, private entrance to
a fenced yard Rent amount is $1,250.00 per month or $1,175.00 in
exchange for five hours yard work per month. Security deposit is
$1,500.00. No water trash or utilities are included. Pets are
considered for an additional monthly amount depending on the pet.
For more information and photos please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
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Live like a king for less in Costa Rica! To learn more, please
visit our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

A World of Opportunity for Women! Explore the world and make new
friends with Women Welcome Women World Wide (5W), the women's
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