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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

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THIS IS OUR 198th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983          Volume 33, Number 6      
November/December 2015        ISSN 1074-3642    
                        
HIGHLIGHTS

- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 35 states
and 11 countries
- Caretaker Profile
From Business Careers to Caretaking: Richard and Joyce Crow
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

CARETAKER/CUSTODIAN/HANDYMAN needed for an apartment community in
Birmingham. This is a full-time position. Possible studio
residence available after a brief trial period. The caretaker
candidate must be self-motivated, friendly, and work well with
people. Must have current references. Compensation will be
commensurate with experience. Please fax resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers).

VOLUNTEER PARK HOST needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) from May 21 through September 1, 2016. Must have
your own RV. Duties will include visitor assistance, remaining
friendly and accommodating at all times, checking bathrooms
frequently and cleaning when necessary, and restocking toilet
paper and hand towels. Pick up any litter and empty garbage cans.
Check play grounds a minimum of once a week for any hazards. Rake
and prune campsites, walking trails, picnic areas, and
playgrounds. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, and hand towels,
rakes, and pruners will be provided. Monitor activities in the
park with respect to violation of park regulations and notify
ranger staff or county police of any problems if warranted.
Assist with recycling program and special projects lead by Park
Rangers. Hosts are required to work Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday of each week. Open gates at 8:00 am and close gates at
8:30 pm. Gatehouse hours: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hosts will be
required to collect fees, sell annual passes, make shelter
reservations and answer the telephone during the entire length of
your shift. Provide visitors with information concerning Corps
Recreation Areas. Twice daily check park grounds, shelters,
restrooms, playgrounds, and utilities for signs of vandalism,
water leaks, hazard trees, etc. Keep in mind the safety of our
visitors. Notify Corps personnel if any problems occur. A
criminal background check is required. Hosts are provided a full
service RV campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included. To
apply, please complete our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Thanks in advance for volunteering.

ARIZONA 

RANCH HELP needed in Prescott, Arizona. Seeking a gentle single
or couple with reverence for all life. Need some part-time work
in exchange for a two bedroom, two bath 1,500 sq. ft. home in an
upscale location. Various duties will include things like
repair/maintenance to grounds-keeping to animal care. Must be
fluent in horses. No smoking or drugs allowed, and minimal
alcohol. Must be a vegetarian or vegan. A background check will
be performed on all applicants. For more details, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). Thank you.

ARKANSAS

RESIDENT MANAGER/CARETAKER needed in Bryant, in Saline County. A
Little Rock Arkansas Management Company is seeking an energetic
Resident Manager/Caretaker for the Central Arkansas area. Must be
professional, outgoing, energetic, and capable of performing
duties unsupervised on a day-to-day basis. Experience preferred
but not required. Duties include leasing apartments, collecting
rents, bookkeeping, general maintenance. Experience with the
property management of USDA Rural Development or Tax Credit
housing is a plus. Compensation includes a rent/utility free
apartment. Please send letters or resumes with references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

AUSTRALIA

WE ARE LOOKING for a mature couple in New South Wales who are cat
lovers, and who would like to care for our affectionate house cat
from approximately December 23, 2015 to January 10, 2016 and then
from mid-June 2016 to the end of July 2016. We can be flexible
with the dates to suit a housesitter. Our house is on a 100 acre
rural property in the Southern Tablelands, NSW. It is comfortable
and well cared for. More details can be obtained from interested
housesitters who need to have good references and preferably a
police clearance. We would like to interview New South Wales
residents in person here, prior to starting the cat/housesitting
assignment. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

CARETAKER COUPLE required for a small cattle station in the
Richmond area, in western Queensland. Fully kept including
air-conditioned accommodation. For full details, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers).

CARETAKER WANTED for a 20 acre horse property in a small town in
the Moreton Bay Region in Queensland. This is a volunteer
position. Free accommodation, electricity and water provided in
exchange for volunteer work on the property, such as collecting
horse manure and feeding the horses as required. The
accommodation is for one person only. Pets are OK. Horse
experience preferred. This would be ideal for an active retired
person. To apply, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Australia.
 
REMOTE PROPERTY MANAGERS needed in Cape York, Queensland. Wet
season caretakers required for a remote property, from November
to April inclusive. Previous experience preferred but not
essential. A small remuneration is available in exchange for
various duties. A couple who love each other's company is a must.
Please send your expression of interest and resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) Australia.

A FARMING CARETAKER COUPLE is required for full-time employment
on a hay and beef farm on the Southern Downs area in the Darling
Downs region of Queensland. Must be physically fit and
experienced in hay growing. Housework and caretaking will be part
of the partners' duties. House and negotiated salary provided to
the suitable applicants. General enquiries should call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CARPENTER/HANDYMAN to do some basic building
work such as putting in/moving/taking out doors, which will
probably take about a week or so. We have a farm in the Lightning
Ridge/Collarenebri area of New South Wales and we would supply
power and fuel for your RV along with food, bathroom facilities,
and endless cuppas. Anyone interested can phone us on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers).

A POSITION IS AVAILABLE for a caretaker/maintenance handyman and
a shopkeeper at the Seabird caravan park, 85kms northwest of
Perth. We are looking for a community minded couple to maintain
and care for the park. The caretaker/maintenance person should
have knowledge of lawn and reticulation systems, be a handyman
with all round skills in maintaining machinery and the swimming
pool. They will also be responsible for cleanliness and general
tidiness of the park. The caretaker's role is a 40 hours per week
position, full-time, salaried position which includes weekends.
Extra work over the summer holidays and Easter is generally
required. Time off during the week is allowed for, to cover
weekends worked. An attractive package includes a reasonable
salary, an onsite rent-free three bedroom/one bathroom house,
company work vehicle and a shop. The shop is to be run by the
applicant (freehold) - all profits going to the successful
applicant. The applicants should have a pleasant, sociable
outlook and must have a police clearance and first aid
certificate. Strictly no pets allowed. All applications are to be
mailed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers) Australia. The
applications closing date is 10/31/15.

CARETAKER needed on a property in Longreach, a town in Central
West Queensland, approximately 700 kilometers from the coast,
west of Rockhampton. The caretaker will need to do water runs,
monitor remaining stock, do maintenance on station buildings, and
care for the garden. Accommodation, power, keep and remuneration
provided. This would be suitable for a retiree. To apply please
fax two references and your local phone number to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers).

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hi Gary, I want to thank you for The Caretaker Gazette published
info. It's so fun and educational for newbies like me to learn
about the whole concept and activities of the caretaker
lifestyles. Thanks for all your efforts. Anne H., Hawthorne, CA
 
Thanks Anne. It's great to have you with us. I'm glad you're
finding our information informative and helpful to you as you
think about embarking on a caretaker lifestyle. If you ever have
any questions, please feel free to email or call us. 
 
Good morning, I wanted to let you know that we have just accepted
a caretaking position. This job was a response to our
Situations-Wanted ad that we had emailed out! We are off to an
island on the east coast for seven months...excited for the
adventure. You guys are the best, thanks, Bonnie S., Ellensburg,
WA
 
That's great Bonnie! Congratulations! Enjoy!

This Letter to the Editor is from a property owner who advertised
for a caretaker in the Gazette. She wanted to share her point of
view about hiring people:

Why do property owners want a caretaker or a housesitter? Here
are two good reasons: 1. The owners want to keep their house
running and looking good. There may be employees, pets and plants
to give daily attention. Property owners aren't necessarily
looking for skilled labor, just a trouble-shooter. 2. There is a
need to have someone on the property to discourage crime. A
caretaker is getting a place to call their own in exchange for
their time and effort. Is housesitting right for you? Begin by
being honest. Can you resist the temptation of having friends and
relatives drop in? Only you have the right to be there, while
watching over someone else's property. Will you find solutions to
problems? Can you stop mildew from eating an outside deck? Do you
know what to do if bees enter the house walls? What about a
septic tank that overflows? Or an employee that steals? These
events actually happened at my house. If a homeowner asks if you
can handle such things, the answer he or she hopes to hear is, "I
may not know what to do now, but I will find out and deal with
it". Caretakers live in someone's home, and should be respectful
of that. Yet a common complaint is that too often the caretaker
sees this as an opportunity to run wild, and end up breaking all
the rules. Caretakers must have the ability to maintain,
business-like relationships with the locals and employees. It is
usually better while on the job to be a "hard Prickly" than a
"soft cuddly".  "Housesitter". "Caretaker". The terms say it all
and are so definitive. Reread them slowly because they explain
the job. It can be a win-win for both the caretaker and the
homeowner. Since a housesitter needs to be on the premises most
of the time, he or she has the opportunity to write, paint, etc.
They may find themselves in a lovely property with a great view.
They just have to keep things clean and in order for the
homeowner. That is the exchange. And yet this concept is so hard
for some to grasp. I received several emails from people wanting
to housesit my house and asking if I could find them a job while
they were there. My reply? The housesitting position is the job.
To all of you that dream of un-fettering yourself I say, just do
it! You can inherit the Earth later. Make sure you are truly able
to bend, to give, and to keep a sense of humor. Marilyn C. Hana,
HI 

Marilyn, thanks for writing and sharing advice from a property
owner's perspective. I'm sure that many of our subscribers will
be interested in your point of view. It's good to hear that your
caretaker-wanted ad in the Gazette resulted in a caretaker for
your Maui home.

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

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

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BELIZE

WANTED TWO PERSONS OR A SEMI-RETIRED COUPLE to caretake
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) in southern Belize. A
minimum commitment of four weeks anytime from March to November.
Your primary responsibility is having a presence on the property.
Duties as of this date will be the care and feeding of six dogs,
fishes, watering young plants and minor maintenance. If
interested please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers).

ESTABLISHED COASTAL HOMESTEAD in southern Belize needs
responsible, honest, capable, drug-free caretaker(s). Boating
skills essential as the only access to this peaceful, isolated
organic farm is by sea. Quiet, lots of wildlife on land and sea,
plenty of flowering plants, fruit trees and forest. Seeking
folk(s) with common sense, "safety first" attitude, ability to
maintain/repair outboards, small gensets, etc., off-grid living
experience and sense of humor. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). We always reply.  Our
server can be unreliable, so please keep trying.

CALIFORNIA

RANCH CARETAKER AND HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE needed in Paso Robles.
This job opportunity requires an adult couple; this is not a
position for a single person. We have an opening for a
hardworking and responsible couple with previous
caretaker/housekeeping experience for a ranch property in Paso
Robles West. Labor is in exchange for a three bedroom/one bath
home which includes all utilities (except telephone), Direct TV,
washer and dryer, air conditioning and private yard. Most pets
are OK. A love of animals is a must! Experience with horses and
other farm animals preferred. The caretaker's responsibilities
include maintenance of a large property including landscaping and
irrigation, keeping property secure, basic household plumbing,
basic carpentry, cleaning and performing handyperson duties as
needed. The caretaker must have experience operating landscaping
equipment. Other duties include the feeding of horses and other
livestock as well as cleaning of stalls and paddocks. Candidates
should be in overall good health with good communication skills
and can follow instructions from the ranch manager. The
housekeeper's responsibilities include housekeeping and cleaning
mainly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Retired or
part-time employed couples are desirable. Please email your
resume or your list of qualifications as well as the reasons that
you are the couple for the job, and a phone number to contact you
at, to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

FREE RENT available in Encino for a dog professional couple only.
This unique living situation isn't for everyone so please read
carefully before responding: We are a non-profit small dog rescue
in search of a responsible and stable live-in couple, with at
least one person who has extensive experience as either a
vet-tech, dog trainer, or very experienced dog rescuer. A groomer
may also be considered. This arrangement would be an exchange of
a one bedroom house with additional office space for our rescue
plus a shared kitchen, for your time and care for our dogs. Most
of our dogs are under 20lbs and we are not focused on one
specific breed. Although you must love dogs, you may not have
your own pet as you will be required to care for approximately 10
dogs on the property. Responsibilities will include: General
caretaking of the property, including cleaning after the dogs and
keeping the property tidy and presentable, letting the dogs out
of their crates each morning and returning them each night,
ensuring that they are getting along, and separating those who
are not sociable and working with them to integrate with other
dogs and humans, medicating dogs when needed, and monitoring for
issues that may arise such as kennel cough, limping, hair loss,
pain, etc., and reporting it to our staff, and feeding,
exercising, and ensuring the noise level is kept to a minimum.
You must be comfortable with other employees and volunteers to be
on the property during the daytime hours, and be comfortable with
many dogs in and out of your living quarters. Showing dogs to
potential adopters and fosters by appointment if needed. We are
not looking for someone who simply needs free rent. We are
looking for someone who is passionate about dogs and rescuing who
doesn't mind being surrounded by dogs all day long. Ideally, one
of you would be a vet-tech, trainer, or similar dog-professional
while the other may have a part time day-job. As long as someone
is always on the property each morning and each night to ensure
they are always monitored. This means that if you go out at night
to dinner and a movie, you must hire a dog-sitter for the hours
that you are gone, or make arrangements with our many volunteers
to do it for free, as long as you never leave the property
unattended when our staff is not there. The property is clean,
safe, and basic. It has approximately 700 sq. ft. of tile floors,
laundry, stove, refrigerator, and plenty of outdoor space not all
of which will be used for the dogs. There is air-conditioning in
every room although the house seems to keep really cool on the
inside. There is plenty of daylight as well. If you do not have
your own furniture we can probably provide you with whatever you
need through our generous volunteers and donors. Absolutely no
smoking or marijuana use. A refundable security deposit of $350
is required and you are responsible for the Internet/phone/TV
costs which is approximately $100/month. If you feel that you are
the right couple who live and breathe dog rescue and wish to
devote your lives to them, please send us your qualifications and
why you feel that you are the right caretakers to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

ARE YOU READY TO LIVE ON A LAKE? Handyman/Caretaker position
available ASAP. A retired couple is preferred for this position.
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 (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) for
pictures and more info on the property. You will care for a
four-unit resort on a private beach that can get busy during
several weeks during the summer. Non-smokers, no drugs, no
alcohol. A cat or small dog are okay. You must have good handyman
and landscaping skills and be in good health and physical
condition and good credit scores. This is ideal if you are the
type of person who likes to keep busy each day and maintain your
own time schedule. You will be given a 1930's rustic one-bedroom
log cabin (only suitable for a couple), located fifty feet from
the beach and dock with a utility allowance up to $100. You will
receive a minimum monthly salary of $500 depending on your skills
and your qualifications with extra income from guests cleaning
fees. 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 first on the telephone and then 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 (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

LOCATED ON MONTEREY BAY, my client is looking for a Caretaker to
live on-site 24/7 and provide caretaker and security services.
The property includes 17 homes in a beach community, adjacent to
a state park. You will patrol the property, maintain property and
equipment, order and check supplies and equipment, manage
contracts/bids and provide emergency response. You will get
housing, utilities, cell phone and a vehicle, paid sick time and
accrued vacation. If you are interested in this position, please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers)

I'M LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for my property in Davis Creek, CA.
This caretaking position is in exchange for rent. My property has
10 acres with two levels - upstairs it's flat and level, and
downstairs there's a creek to cool off in the summer. It's a
peaceful spot with beautiful views. The ideal candidate should
know how to do fencing, working with wood, tree trimming,
sagebrush removal and gardening, and not mind living in a remote
area. You need an RV or pop-up trailer in order to stay here.
There are no animals yet, but will arrive soon, which is why I
would like someone here overseeing everything when I'm gone
(working). Where I'm at is off-the-grid, so I substitute with
solar power, batteries, propane and candles instead of
electricity. So far, this has been a very pleasant experience.
Cell phones do work here. You can send and receive texts and
receive incoming calls. However, to make outbound calls, you may
have to go to Lakeview. I offer a quiet and peaceful living
arrangement for the right person with no drama or health problems
in exchange for the above-mentioned duties. A horse or a dog is
OK once we get the fence up. A pick-up works best out here. You
will need excellent references - at least three. The property is
about 35 miles north of Alturas, CA which is also about six
minutes from the Oregon border and tax-free shopping! To apply,
please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). Thanks!

RV LIVING SPACE AVAILABLE in exchange for a property caretaker in
San Bernardino County. We have a house in the desert outside of
Twentynine Palms, CA and we are looking for a retired person to
help a little and do some security for us. This is not a paying
position - it would be in exchange for you to park your RV here.
This can be a long-term position. There are full hookups, TV, and
a few more perks. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) for more information.

CANADA

POSITION FILLED AT TIME OF PRESS - PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THEM:
WINTER CARETAKER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY at Pennask Lake.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) is looking for a seasonal
winter caretaker. This could turn into a year round position for
the right person. Access to your own 4x4 vehicle is needed. A
snowmobile is provided. A private cabin on the lakefront with
Internet and satellite TV included. $2,000/month paid for
caretaking. Must commit until May 15th. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

CARETAKER NEEDED in Deep Bay for a farm-exchange opportunity for
housing. I am looking for someone to live on a farm with a double
wide two bedroom home. The chores would take about two hours a
day. Maintenance of the buildings required and feeding of the
animals. This is a good opportunity for someone who is
middle-aged and a non-smoker. Please mail your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers).

ESTATE MANAGER needed in Kirkland, Quebec and Lancaster, Ontario.
The job responsibilities will include the day-to-day running of
two properties (in Kirkland and Lancaster), to maintain standards
and efficiency, identifying maintenance and repair projects,
light general handyman services and facilities (including HVAC,
geothermal and water softening systems, pool, etc.), scheduling
and supervision of household installations, trades and vendors
for interior and exterior and seasonal projects, managing and
monitoring household inventories, create and monitor the budget,
general administrative support (paying bills, expense tracking,
ordering supplies, creating reports), creating and transmitting
of a monthly activity log, provide high quality guest services in
a professional, courteous and accommodating manner, assistance in
the organization and service during private and social events,
overall vehicle management, supervision of household staff and
also working alongside as needed, answering to emergencies,
assist with security responsibilities of the residence, including
monitoring of electronic security systems and follow up of any
alarms that may arise while on duty, and general errand running.
This requires a minimum of five years similar work experience,
good English communication skills (verbal and written), and
having experience in hands-on household work and knowledge of all
areas of property maintenance. Must be tech savvy and understand
Smart Home Systems, and professional, polished, discreet and
maintain confidentiality at all times. Must have a valid driver's
license and a good driving record. Must have a car in good
condition. Must have a current legal working status in Canada.
This is a smoke-free environment. The job salary is CA$60,000 per
year (gross) - may vary according to experience. The work days
will be Wednesday to Sunday (flexibility required). Company
insurance/benefits provided. Please email your resume and
references and mention that you are applying for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (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 (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

COLORADO

I NEED A HOUSESITTER for my home and pets in the Washington Park
area of Denver from November 1 to December 31, 2015. I would like
a housesitter who will look after our two lovely dogs (both are
Labradors), and one cat. This would include walking the dogs, and
feeding the cat and dogs on a regular schedule. The cat sleeps
inside at night and the dogs outside. Would also like people who
are security conscious and very neat and clean. Please email your
interest and provide references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

SEEKING A CARETAKER OR CARETAKER COUPLE for an off-the-grid
Colorado Ranch. Looking for a like-minded individual and/or
couple who would be interested in a live/work relationship as a
caretaker. This is a ground floor opportunity to help co-create
an Eco Village/Natural Healing Center and could eventually turn
into a permanent thing for the right individual(s). The Ranch
called XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) (see our Facebook page:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)) is still in the infantile
stage of development so self-reliance is very important. If you
have ever thought about living a more sustainable lifestyle this
is the place to learn. There is a lot to do on the ranch, but
also plenty of opportunity and space to do your own thing,
especially if you are into the outdoors. There are lots of places
to explore in this beautiful area, such as Disappointment Valley
and Dolores River, Moab is only an hour away, and Canyons of the
Ancients, Mesa Verde, etc. are all within an hour. We are family
oriented, God-fearing people, and we are children, animal, and
420 friendly. Caretaker duties: mostly just helping out with
everyday ranch stuff. Feed the animals (currently two goats, 10
chickens, two rabbits, two dogs, two cats, and six fish), water
and maintain our three garden areas, help out with some of the
many ongoing projects, and light security for the ranch (just
keep an eye on things basically). Plus help maintain any of our
standing structures - sheds, geo-domes, poopers, and Base Camp
(Community Kitchen Area). Take on full duties described above
when we are out of town. The Ranch is located 20 miles west of
Monticello, UT, and 11 miles north of Dove Creek, CO in a little
town called Egnar, CO. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers) and let's chat. Thanks.

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

CARETAKER/RENTER WANTED. Costa Rica beachfront home in Zancudo, a
small town on Gulfo Dulce. Contemporary two story, two
bedroom/two bath, deck, laundry room, bodega, DSL Internet, etc.
Seeking a mature, non-smoking couple, one-year lease. Available
after November 1, 2015. $300/month plus utilities and a deposit.
Please visit my website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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ENGLAND 

EXPERIENCED BUTLER/HOUSE MANAGER and Cook/House Manager Couple
sought for a prestigious sporting property in South Devon. The
property, which is open to the public, hosts regular shooting
parties and private tours. The Principals are busy professionals
and so are seeking flexible, proactive and responsible candidates
to ensure the smooth running of the property, in addition to
managing the in-house staff team. The Butler/House Manager
responsibilities will include all the usual duties including
supervision of the staff team and ensuring the smooth running of
the property at all times. The Cook/House Manager
responsibilities will include all usual duties. Should be able to
cook to dinner party standard, however for large-scale events,
caterers or a Chef will be recruited. In-house training is
carried out for all staff on a regular basis. The usual hours are
five days a week, for 40 hours total. During the shooting season,
candidates will be expected to work weekends and, occasionally, a
six day week. Hours will, however, even out over the course of
the year. Accommodation is a self-contained, two-bedroom
apartment within the main house with own entrance and car parking
space. The salary is £45,000 per annum. Please send your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers) UK.

FLORIDA

EXTRAORDINARY HANDY PERSON/COUPLE needed on a small goat dairy
farm in North Florida. Approximately 10 hour's work/week for free
hook up for your RV/trailer. Alcohol/smoke/drug and drama free
required along with a deep love for animals and a peaceful
attitude. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Port St Lucie, Florida. I am looking
for a caretaker for my independent delightful grandmother. You
will need to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner, but she does not
eat very much. You will also need to help her with grocery
shopping and taking her to church and her Doctor appointments.
You will have a nice room, food, and a small stipend of $75 a
week. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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GEORGIA

HOUSESITTER wanted in Perry, GA. A spacious apartment will be
available for a handyman/handywoman prepared to invest two
working days per week helping with sanding, repainting, and
tiling. You can watch over and just housesit the apartment the
other five days per week. Part of the work has been completed by
housesitters who have other commitments and will be moving on to
their next assignment. You can start ASAP. For more information,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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SUPERINTENDENT POSITION AVAILABLE. A primary Caretaker and
on-site manager needed for an island on the coast of Georgia.
Responsibilities include operating boats, maintaining buildings,
grounds, and vehicles. The island is accessible only by boat.
Minimum requirements: Ten years' experience in a supervisory or
management position. Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
Handyman/construction experience required. Candidate must have
ties to Brunswick/St. Simons Island area. Please send your
resume' to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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HAWAII

RESPONSIBLE CARETAKER to help on an off grid self-sustainable
organic farm in Hamakua on the Big Island of Hawaii. Duties
include mowing (riding mower) maintenance of equipment and
systems and gardening. Accommodations consist of a 12 x 20
furnished apartment and sink and cupboards upstairs with another
basic kitchen/bathroom downstairs.  Located 10 minutes from
Honoka'a.  10 hours of work per week is expected. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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ALOHA! We are looking for a couple to share a farm caretaker roll
as part of our sustainable permaculture farm and retreat while we
come and go with our travels. The caretaker roll is an
opportunity to grow, learn and immerse in an established farm and
community. The exchange is available immediately through the Fall
or possibly longer for about 15 - 18 hours a week per person. You
will be on Sunday - Thursday, or Tuesday - Saturday for about
three to four hours a day. The situation includes rent, utilities
and a share of food from the farm as well as the potential to
generate income from farm sales. Some sales are already
established and there is room for more income generation for
self-motivated, inspired individuals. Ideally, this position
would be filled with folks who want to generate income off the
farm and/or do paid farm/construction work through existing
connections we have which could supplement their income. The farm
is located on 7.5 acres, on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano with
sweeping views of Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau's City of Refuge on
the Big Island of Hawaii. We are a small community of people
living on the land creating a conscious model of food diversity,
self-sufficiency and holistic living. We host many folks from
around the world as renters, exchangers, guests in our guest
house, and workshop attendees. We love inspiring a holistic local
lifestyle and being a working demonstration of how we can do
that. We have 15 years of experience in sustainable agriculture
and holistic living. On the farm we have dozens of different
types of trees and plants growing that are integrated with our
animals. Our animals include poultry, ducks, rabbits, milking
sheep and goats. We also have over 150 Macadamia Nut trees. We
are looking for inspired people who want the opportunity to step
into an established sustainable farm and educational community
and feel a sense of excitement and engagement with the lifestyle
and what it can offer. We would love folks who want to connect
with the local community, continue to grow our collective
networks, and share in a solution oriented, fun, healthy
lifestyle. We hope for open minded individuals with a positive
outlook on life who will bring energy, skills and generative
capacity to help the community and the farm function well and
flourish. We are looking for folks who have a passion and
curiosity for life, for cultivating self-reliance, and for their
own personal growth. In addition to farming, we enjoy cooking,
yoga, music, dance, qigong/neigung, meditation, reading,
swimming, snorkeling, hiking, exploring the islands, traveling,
learning about other cultures, etc. As a caretaker some of your
tasks will include feeding and watering animals, maintaining the
veggie gardens, mowing and weed wacking and minor general upkeep
of the farm and community spaces. Because we have animals, there
are daily morning and afternoon activities that need to be tended
to. Morning and afternoon "Land Dance" is when the animals are
fed and watered, so the day is split, but afternoon timing can be
flexible. Housing is in one of our rustic 12 x 20 cabins with
plywood floor. There is a shared living room, an outside heated
shower as well as inside bathroom and kitchen facilities. The
income that can be generated from the farm may include macnuts,
goat milk and cheese, fruit, chickens, ducks, value added
products, etc. We already have relationships with several
restaurants as avenues for sales and farmer's markets. If this
sounds like a good potential fit, we would love to hear from you!
Please write us with a resume or letter of interest and
experience as well as a photo doing something you love. You can
check out the farm at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) Mahalo and Aloha!

ON-SITE LIVING, RESORT CARETAKER needed in Pepeekeo (11 miles
north of Hilo). A caretaker position is available at a new three
acre beautiful oceanfront resort (four units), with a very
tranquil setting. On-site housing provided along with an hourly
wage, based on skill, experience, and commitment. This is a
non-smoking and drug-free environment, and no pets or children,
or loud noise of any type is allowed here. The caretaker should
have the following skills: commercial management experience
(three years), be computer literate, have VRBO and online
reservation system experience, light construction skills are
desirable, and landscaping skills are required (planting, mowing,
trimming, weeding, watering, and general maintenance).
Personality requirements include a friendly and positive
attitude, outgoing, self-starter, strong work-ethic, problem
solver, punctual (able to meet deadlines), attentive (able to
follow standard direction), and well-mannered (no profane
language). Indoor housekeeping requirement examples include
check-outs, linens, dusting, vacuuming, windows, floors,
kitchen/bath, etc. Outdoor housekeeping requirement examples
include lanai cleaning, walkway cleaning, driveway cleaning, and
cleaning patio furniture, BBQ, spas, etc. Employee guest service
requirements are being helpful and courteous, having a good
rapport, professional appearance (at all times), and represent
the resort in a professional manner. Must have a valid driver's
license and a good driving record. Must have reliable
transportation and a cell phone. Please email a short resume and
your phone number to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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ALOHA, if you recently responded to my similar post and did not
get a reply, please try emailing again. I have a six acre
homestead on the forest reserve near Mountain View and am in need
of a caretaker or two for the farm. This position is unpaid, but
comes with an off-grid house, solar power, and vehicle. I am
basically looking for someone or a couple who can weed whack,
feed/water animals daily, and keep my garden beds free of weeds.
There are other random tasks as well, but no more than a couple
of hours of real honest work per day. There is an amazing lava
tube on the property and it is used as a venue for movie
productions and events. I have pigs, goats, ducks and a dog. The
property will be featured on an upcoming episode of House Hunters
International. My ideal caretakers would be trustworthy,
responsible, not afraid of rain, independent, drama free, and not
be complainers. I am not looking to take care of anyone, I am
looking for people to take care of my farm. I am a 29-year-old,
male, combat veteran, ex-fireman, world traveler, and an
agriculture major. I really enjoying having fun and love my life
a lot. I enjoy traveling and will be gone often. This is a
long-term position. To be clear: I cannot afford to pay anyone
for any work. I have had trouble with the past caretakers feeling
that because they did more work than I asked while I was away
that it was acceptable to compensate themselves with my
belongings. I really am looking for someone to take care of my
things, but not to take them. The house isn't amazing and it can
get pretty lonely out in the woods. Not to mention it rains a lot
in the rainforest and the amenities aren't great! Please keep
that in mind before considering this position. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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BIG ISLAND VOLUNTEERS needed. I will need help with miscellaneous
tasks as well as general building, painting, etc. Good character,
willing hands to help, but most importantly a great attitude,
excellent work ethic, responsibility, reliability, consistency,
honesty, openness, a kind heart and curiosity to learn in the
ongoing development of this place. You certainly do not need to
be superman or super woman. You must be willing to commit no less
than a week although I do prefer two weeks commitment. This is
not a place for Mr. Prince or Miss Princess. If you choose to
come here is because you are interesting in working, learning and
growing as a whole individual and human being. One big meal a
day, perhaps two provided. Please know and be aware that you will
be responsible to prepare your own meals and possibly the hosts,
particularly if you love to cook. I am mostly vegetarian but have
no problems with meat eaters if that is your choice, as long as
you buy your own meat. I live on the Big Island, 45 miles south
of Kona (tourist point), 75 miles from Hilo, 45 miles from the
ongoing erupting volcano, and 15 miles from South Point - one of
the most beautiful places in Hawaii - and Green Sand beach. My
property is located at over 4,000 feet elevation and with an
overwhelming ocean view. The temperature is spring-like, commonly
pleasant winds although strong at times. I live a simple life
with water catchment, solar power and compost toilet. There are
beautiful and clear skies here, and most importantly, it is
absolutely quiet. No cars, therefore, no traffic, yet, easy
access. No close by neighbors. I am located on a beautiful
80-year-old lava flow with pukas and caves. Totally "off the
beaten path" and 100% dedicated to self-sustainable living and
close to zero footprint. It would be appropriate to mention that
my set up is designed to be self-sufficient with minimum resource
demands from nature. Perfect for those eager to learn how it is
possible to live and be environmentally friendly and yet have the
comfort and dignity of well living. As long as I can and there
are no other priorities at hand and you have of course have shown
signs of good work ethics, I have no problem to drive you
somewhere of your particular need, but understand you will need
to pay in advance for the necessary gas required to cover the
trip. You most love simplicity, nature and solitude to come in
this direction. If you want to get out of a rat-race life style,
or if you are spiritually inclined, this could be a great space
for rejuvenating, nurturing your soul, introspection,
contemplation, meditation, and self-exploration. And I am here to
help you and support you. There is nothing more beautiful than to
meet each other - open, unprotected and free. But if you like the
crazy fun time, ongoing activities to keep you busy, plenty of
entertainment, etc., you could get very bored, since I do not
have broadcast TV, Internet or any possible items to keep you
entertained and distracted etc. In the morning I do have my time
alone to meditate, introspect, and start the day from then on. My
life ultimate purpose and dedication and interest is for
self-introspection, peace and internal freedom. I encourage and
support whoever comes in this direction to create that time for
themselves as well. This land is a great support for nurturing,
healing, and falling in love within yourself in the purest and
deepest way and in this life time. The Mauna Loa can be your
witness. While I do not judge anybody with any kind of drug
inclination, I do not surround myself with drugs or people who do
drugs or heavy alcohol, therefore, drugs are not allowed on this
property. In short; you are welcome, drugs are not, either in
your pocket or in your body. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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subscribers). Peace to all. May all humanity become free and
discover ultimate Truth. May we all see each other as who we are
as we discover who we really are. 

ALOHA! WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS through February
2016. Our backpacker hostel, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers), is located directly on the edge of the Blue Lagoon
and the Pacific Ocean in beautiful historic Kapa'a Town on the
island of Kauai. Kapa'a was voted one of the top 10 most
beautiful towns in America. Kauai is the "Garden Isle" and is by
far the most beautiful of all the Hawaiian Islands, in fact more
beautiful than all the others put together. Kauai has a lush
tropical environment with a cooling Pacific Trade Wind breeze
coming through the hostel. People travel here from around the
world to hike some of the most amazing trails in the world (see
Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon). The sun and moon rise come up
directly in back of the Kauai Beach House Hostel, an amazing
experience every day, just so you can begin and end your day in
this tropical paradise of Kauai in blissful surroundings. We are
looking for some great helpers to join our staff! You must be
outgoing, energetic, hard-working, and able to show the "aloha
spirit" of the island. We will set up a Skype interview to get to
meet you and see if you would be a great fit! We currently are
looking for helpers with hostel experience (preferred but not
necessary). Our volunteers do a variety of tasks, although mainly
it involves any of the following: housekeeping - cleaning the
hostel and kitchen, bathrooms, pulling sheets off beds,
organizing the hostel, etc., reception (two month minimum stay) -
checking people in and out, ensuring people have paid, answering
the telephone, taking cash payments and running credit card
payments, maintenance - the tropical environment keeps us busy
with upkeep. This job would be varied depending on the needs. If
you have any maintenance experience, like painting, plumbing,
electric, let us know! But as long as you are a good helper in
any category you will be welcome if you are ready to learn,
because the experience you get here is an actual training in the
hospitality field, and the many facets in the operation and
running of a hostel. In return for your help of approximately 21
hours per week or less, you will enjoy a nice bed and your
utilities, including of course hot showers, full kitchen and
other freebies like Wi-Fi. We all help prepare a weekly staff
meal paid for by the hostel. We also provide volunteers with
basic staples like rice and beans to add to your meals everyday
if you like. There is a four week minimum stay, but we prefer
people to stay for two to three months. Longer term help could be
discussed after you have been here for three months. The
island-wide bus service stops in both directions just outside of
our hostel, so everything is within reach. There is also an 11
mile bike path that touches our property right outside of our
hostel. It runs right along the edge of the ocean; it is
spectacular! You can walk to 20 restaurants; there are 60 in
Kapa'a Town, and many are international. There is also live music
in Kapa'a seven nights a week at different pubs and clubs. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS needed on the historical island of Viey from May 18 to
May 28, 2016. Viey or "Wood Island" is the largest (1.7 km)
island in the Kollafjord Bay, just outside Reykjavík. The
island is covered by many species of plants and at least 30
species of breeding birds have been counted here. Viey is a
popular destination during the summer among Icelandic as well as
foreign visitors. Volunteers will help prepare for a busy season.
The project offers diverse tasks and various experiences for
volunteers. First of all, volunteers will beautify the
surroundings by cleaning up the area, especially along the
coastline. Volunteers will carry out some planting and gardening
activities as well and possibly make and maintain walking paths.
The weather conditions in Iceland are unpredictable; the
temperature in May can drop quickly during the evenings. Be
prepared to experience all kinds of weather and be sure of
bringing warm clothing since most of the work will take place
outdoors. Volunteers should have motivation to work outside and
work in all different kinds of weather. Volunteers will be lodged
in a local house at Viey Island, in a sleeping bag accommodation
sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag. The house has
a well equipped kitchen. Volunteers will receive food supplies
and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. There
are hiking and cycling paths around the island and there is no
motor traffic allowed. It also inhabits intriguing sculptural art
work, amongst them all nine pairs of basalt pillars that comprise
Richard's Serra's work fangar and Yoko Ono's "Imagine peace"
column, a tower of light, which is supported by the widow of John
Lennon. Other places of interest on Viey are related to
archaeological research, the village. At the eastern end of the
island is the site of an abandoned fishing village and
Vieyjarnaust, at the southwest of the island, it is a memorial to
the twenty men who lost their lives when the cutter Ingvar sank
off Viey in 1906. Dramatic formations of columnar basalt may be
seen on the shore. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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ILLINOIS 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY wishing to take up
long-term residence at our rural Central Illinois property, which
includes an unusual round house, a wood and machine shop, two
large machine sheds, a 1.5 acre swimming lake, and five acres of
restored tall prairie. Your responsibility would be to maintain
the lawn, lake, buildings, prairie, and shop in good working
condition, in exchange for free rent, partial utilities, and use
of the shop most of the time. We use the shop a few days a month
for our photography business, and would come swim in the lake
periodically during the summer. Other than that, you would have
the run of the place. We very much prefer someone looking to
settle in here for the long haul, not a one or two year thing.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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INDIANA 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) a not-for-profit
corporation, serving persons with disabilities, seeks a caretaker
for 175 acres of hilly, forested land located in Southern
Indiana, southeast of Jasper, IN near I64. Barns, sheds and
greenhouse are on site. Duties include organic gardening, animal
husbandry, operating of equipment and general maintenance of
grounds. A private residence, utilities and stipend are provided.
Eight weeks of camp (June-July) take place on site with staffing
by others. Owners are in residence. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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KENTUCKY

HELP NEEDED. My husband and I have a small farm, about 60 miles
north of Nashville that has a lot of growing to do. We raise
sheep and have two donkeys and no children. We hope for cultural
exchanges along with four to five hours of help five days out of
the week, not including meal prep and times. We want to start a
chicken coop and re-establish our third barn. Painting and
carpentry skills would also be helpful. We are in a rural area
with no bus lines, but can help with transportation in to cities
when you would like. We are also located on a beautiful large
lake that we never seem to have time to go to, and very close to
Mammoth Cave. You will have your own sleeping space, which is
small but nice. Two weeks is the minimum stay on our farm.
Smoking outside only. We eat all foods, but I am talented at
vegetarian cuisine. We also ask for a copy of your passport, or
valid US Identification upon your arrival for everyone's safety.
For more details, please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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VOLUNTEER PARK CARETAKERS needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). We are looking for two separate volunteer park
caretakers. They would be stationed at the Damsite Recreation
Area and their jobs would consist of mowing non-typical areas
with a riding lawn mower and a weed eater, and policing the area
and cleaning restrooms during non-contractor performance days.
They must be capable of performing physical work duties in an
outdoors environment. Volunteers will also serve in a
surveillance capacity and as a point of contact between Park
Rangers and the many visitors who frequent the area. All
necessary equipment, fuel, safety equipment as well as all
necessary cleaning supplies will be provided. In return, the
volunteers will receive a free RV campsite which is located in a
beautiful landscaped area designed only for the park caretakers
which includes; electrical, water, and sewer and garbage pick-up.
Phone service is available. Cable TV is also available for
hook-up at the volunteer's expense.  To apply, please complete
the volunteer form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

From Business Careers to Caretaking: Richard and Joyce Crow
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)
Dates of Birth: Richard 5/30/35 and Joyce 3/16/39
Interests: Richard: fixing things, design, troubleshooting,
cards, golf, power boating, travel, history. Joyce: reading,
travel, puzzles, cooking.
Quote: If you are going to do something do it right the first
time. A Penny saved is worth more than a penny earned. 

Richard and Joyce Crow at the Augusta Sailing Club

If you had asked me 50 years ago what I would be doing at this
stage in my life, my answer would not have been "I'm a property
caretaker". So what brought me to this position? I started out by
attending and completing a six month course in Farm Management at
Ohio State University. I thought I would like to join the FBI,
because when I was in the service I was with the Secret Service.
When I enrolled in OSU as a full-time student, it was there that
I met Joyce, my wife of 56 years. I married and left school and
then embarked on my future careers.
I first worked as an insurance inspector while at same time I
worked for the City of Columbus, Ohio. I couldn't see either of
these jobs as a career so I took the jump and went into the
copier business as an owner/manager. As part of this I contracted
with Minolta of Japan to import their copiers into the U.S. I did
this for about 20 years then sold the business. During those
years I learned about electrical, motors, adjustments, and copier
quality. This gave me world travel and well as travel in all of
the 50 states, both as a salesperson and also training for the
300 dealerships I set up, training both the sales staff as well
as the service departments.
I formed a partnership with Dinneen Excavating Company and helped
build this company from a labor force of two to over 50, which
ranked 165 of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S.
During this venture we also started an inground swimming pool
division. It was through my position that I learned about pumps,
electrical and plumbing, and designs for patio, cement and
fencing.
During my travels I saw a display of the Hotsy Corporation with a
new product looking for distributors in the Midwest. This was a
new idea of using water to clean, using a water pressure pump. We
all know now that the pressure washer is a useful tool in our
industry, but 40 years ago, this was an unknown. This intrigued
me so I went into the sales and service of this new idea. This
ballooned to having offices in Ohio, Connecticut, and Vermont. I
became one of the largest dealers in the East. Here we had
installations in automotive dealerships and transit companies,
offering complete installation, which included the plumbing,
discharge, and electrical of these systems. I sold these two
businesses and looked for new ventures.
As a subscriber to The Caretaker Gazette, I read an ad for a
facilities manager for the Augusta Sailing Club. I applied and
started there in 2010. The grounds consists of 15 acres, six
docks, clubhouse, and two outbuildings. There are 300 members,
190 sailboats, 28 campers, and six cabins. My position involved
taking care of the security and fellowship - it was a very
demanding and joyful position. Each day something different came
up in addition to the normal maintenance of the grounds: mowing,
weed whacking, pinecone pick up, spraying, cleaning of the
clubhouse after the sailing events, and maintaining the public
water system. When I arrived at this facility, they were using
mostly outside services to accomplish these chores. My goal was
not to work harder as they suggested but to work smarter using or
acquiring materials and equipment to do a better job. This was
accomplished by building a garage to maintain the equipment,
preventive maintenance, and storage. Within the first couple of
years we reduced the outside labor and outside contractors,
electrical, plumbing, water systems, landscapers, casual labor,
to just myself and one other part-time person, for a money
savings of over $70,000. One example would be they used to weed
whack for three days a week, now these areas are sprayed and
mulch is added. As a result, it looks much better and there is a
great savings in labor. This gave us more time to take on other
chores and meet the new members. All members have the same
comments. "You have taken great care of these grounds." The
sailing club is the best-kept secret in the Augusta area.
In Vermont, we purchased a True Value Hardware Store and added a
garden center. Because we were close to the border, our customers
were Canadians. I eventually sold this, obtained a Vermont real
estate license, and sold modular homes. During these periods my
wife was involved in the bed and breakfast industry, either
owning or working in it. We met people from all over the world.
My wife was also involved in teaching cooking classes. We both
completed domestic service school. I took and old barn in Vermont
and converted it into a 5,000 sq. ft. modern house.
So now what do I do? I saw an ad for a manager of an apartment
complex. I took the job. I liked working with the residents and
renting apartments. I let my maintenance people go and I did all
the maintenance myself. The owner told me that saved him about
$50,000 per year so I got a nice raise. At the same time I took
over management of a friend's property too. I also worked for the
largest homebuilder in Columbus Ohio as his personal house
manager. During this time I acquired my Ohio real estate license
for property management and I also completed the requirements to
be Ohio Supreme Court Mediator. Next I went to be the Resident
Manager for an Ohio University for student, alumni, and retired
teachers. Here we worked doing all duties for the 64 apartments
as needed.
I found my Sailing Club Manager position through The Caretaker
Gazette and they have now hired my replacement using the
Gazette's website, so you never know where life is going to take
you. Looking forward to my next adventure. I have one
recommendation for new applicants," always have a good cover
letter ", or you will get passed over.
 
Sailing Club lake where Richard and Joyce were caretaking

LOUISIANA

HELP NEEDED in Breaux Bridge, LA. I am a renaissance woman who
grows much of my food on a small lot in a small town in the south
Louisiana Acadiana area known for Cajun and Creole music and
culture and I play Zydeco and Cajun music with local bands.
Dancing is one of my passions too and I can teach it. I think
outside the box and like to deal with other creative free
conscientious people. I do most of my maintenance on my old
cypress house property, and it's always a work in progress. I am
into sustainable living and consciousness work, art, music,
cycling, kayaking, swimming and fishing. Your work could involve
anything from gardening to housework, jewelry making, building,
tree cutting, digging, painting, mechanical maintenance, selling
stuff on eBay, and anything that we want to create or that you
are good at and want to contribute. I am an idea person and tend
to generate projects and welcome assistance. I prefer to work
with someone who is an independent worker and knows how to use
and maintain tools. Right now I need people who have construction
and gardening skills. I eat healthy, mostly organic whole foods,
mostly plants and I'm a pretty good cook. I know about cultural
events involving music and can show you the inside of the local
Cajun and Zydeco scene. There are kayaks and bikes here and the
lake is close. I am currently looking for help finishing a room
construction project and working on the house, working on my
rainwater system, pruning trees, maintaining my garden, and
painting. Carpenters and plumbers are most welcome right now.
Anyone skilled in the building trades could be a great help to
me. A gardener who is into permaculture would be nice too. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

MAINE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)in Georgetown, Maine are
seeking 2016 season caretakers from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The primary duties include:
-maintaining grounds and equipment
-providing tours and hosting overnight guests
Must apply as a pair as it is a two person job. Families are
encouraged. For more information, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

SEEKING COMPATIBLE, NONSMOKING HOUSEMATE for renovated, off-grid
homestead on 19 wooded acres in mid-coast Maine. Rent-free in
exchange for five hours of miscellaneous chores per week and
watching the house when I am away, usually one night a week.
Within commuting distance to Belfast, Camden, Rockland,
Waterville, Augusta. Experience with wood heat, organic
gardening, Permaculture are all pluses. No animals currently -
may get chickens in the spring. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

MARYLAND

CARETAKER(S)/DOGSITTER(S) WANTED in exchange for rent free, four
bedroom, single family home with a fireplace, in-ground pool,
deck, and eat-in-kitchen, located in Rockville, MD. Love of dogs
and flexibility a must! Must be financially independent. Due to
the nature of the position, no live-in children and no pets,
please! Perfect for self-motivated couple or individual to assist
in the care of our home and beautiful German Shepard! Background
check and references required. Details of the job and pictures
available after initial email exchange. If interested, please
respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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MASSACHUSETTS

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) is looking for a qualified
caretaker for its new farm located in Oakham, MA. This live-in
position is a non-paying arrangement where the right person would
take care of the property in exchange for free housing. Utilities
are not included. The qualified applicant should be dependable,
responsible and a motivated handyman. This position includes
maintaining the home, property and some equine care shifts.
Experience fixing equipment and general house repairs and
maintenance is required. We are an all-volunteer group that would
come to the rescue daily to do much of the work. The caretaker
would not be solely responsible for all the work. We are not able
to put a fixed number of work hours on this position as it will
vary depending on farm needs, approximately 15 hours per week.
Smokers and drug users need not apply. Please send your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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NEED A SINGLE SUMMER HOUSESITTER for my small home in Cambridge.
My home is a three bedroom/two bath and is located just a few
blocks from MIT. You can relax here, escape the stress of the
outside world, and enjoy my small garden area. Must be a cat
lover, and be able to care for my two male cats this winter. Need
a housesitter to start on December 1 and stay through March 1,
2016. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) and explain
why you would be interested in my cat's care and housesitting for
me this winter. Thanks.

MEXICO

OPPORTUNITY ON THE PACIFIC COAST OF MEXICO! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers), a working ranch and sustainability education center
is situated in a small, friendly beach town about two hours south
of Puerto Vallarta. The job is for an individual or couple who
speak Spanish and who have advanced organic gardening experience.
This position will run fall through spring, with the possibility
to continue seasonally or year round. You would be involved with
managing and educating students in organic gardening and other
homesteading and/or Permaculture knowledge. This opportunity will
include lodging and a generous profit sharing plan for the right
candidate(s). Spanish fluency, teaching experience, PDC
certification, vegetarian cooking, and gardening experience in
the tropics are all a plus in applying for this position. For
more information about the ranch please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) To apply please follow the
same directions for apprenticeship applications at the website
FAQ's page or please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

MICHIGAN

ESTATE/HOUSE MANAGER needed in Michigan and Florida. An
entrepreneurial couple with two teenage children are based in
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They come to Naples, Florida mainly
during school vacations.  The family enjoys entertaining on a
regular basis. He or she will take care of the daily details of
managing the homes in order to free up time for the employer.
Duties include:
*       Systematically manage daily operational activities in the
homes and some auxiliary properties
*         Schedule, supervise and manage all staff
*         Supervise all contract workers and vendors
*         Oversee the physical properties including automobiles
*     Work closely with staff to maintain desired standards of
the residences.
*         Monitor and may manage the household budget
*       Supervision of vehicle maintenance and documentation;
some driving and errands
*          Development and maintain Standard Operating Procedures

*          Create household reference manual
*          Wine cellar management 
*         Work with Chef planning events and scheduling catering
staff as needed
*         Other tasks as directed
The client is seeking candidates at an early stage of their
private service career. Professional compensation package
provided.  Housing can be provided at both locations. This job is
a re-post from a few months ago and the clients are focused. 
Previous candidates submitted are not a fit. Sorry. New
candidates can email their resume and references to
caretaker@caretaker.org with "Michigan and Florida Estate Manger"
in the Subject Line for forwarding.

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER TEAM needed in Edina. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) is looking for a Caretaker Team (two people) at our
71 France property in Edina to clean and maintain the common
areas, property/grounds to create a pleasant atmosphere for
residents. This includes vacuuming, window washing, mopping,
picking up trash on the property, sweeping around dumpsters,
changing light bulbs, cleaning vacant apartments, etc. Other
duties may include delivering notices, inspecting apartments,
shoveling/salting sidewalks in the winter time. Customer service
and strong communications skills are required. You must live at
the property which means you have to qualify as a resident and to
live at this particular property. Please review the amenities and
rent ranges for 71 France to make sure this is a property you
would want to live at as well as qualify to live at. You can look
up 71 France at our website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Must have previous cleaning experience. Must be
available the first and last day of the month to clean turns.
Must be available for rotated on-call responsibilities (which
usually includes evenings and weekends). The schedule requires
80.25 hours/month and your compensation would be an $800.00
monthly rent credit. For more details and to apply, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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MISSOURI

THIS IS IDEAL FOR A RETIREE. Full-time property caretaker needed
for a family estate located in a secluded valley in rural
Missouri, located seven miles from Warrenton. Studio guest
cottage accommodation with low rent - negotiable with grounds
care duties. You will be responsible for electric. Pets welcome.
We will do a background check. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) for details and questions.

MONTANA 

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small horse farm in Clyde Park, MT from
November 20, 2015 to January 3, 2016 (Short Break January 3 -
January 5) then from January 6 2016 - April 20 2016. Must love
and be devoted to dogs. We have dogs, horses, goats, hen,
rabbits, fish, and plants, that all need tender-loving care. This
is not a difficult position. Prefer single, very clean and
fastidious, responsible, conscientious, non-smoking, non-drinking
vegetarian homebody with outside income (retired or works at
home), with horse experience and without other pets. Small
exceptions may be made for the right person. Excellent
references, resume and equine experience required. We are not
remote, and we are near skiing, grocery, Post Office, and a gas
station. Please come early for acclimation, training and bonding!
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH OWN RV and very resourceful. We live
less than an hour from beautiful Bozeman, MT and an hour and half
from Yellowstone Park. We need someone willing to live in their
RV on our property. We need someone to housesit and animal sit
for us when we decide to leave which on average is about three
days to a week every month. We need someone who enjoys country
life and is a homebody type. I have an area to put up a fence (I
have supplies) and make your own little yard. Don't mind if you
have a few critters yourself. Would like you to help out around
the place doing various things about five hours a week also.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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NEBRASKA

FULL-TIME GROUNDSKEEPER needed in central Nebraska. Small
equipment knowledge would be beneficial. Duties include mowing,
building pens, and working with livestock. Must be good with
animals and people. You will need to be a self-starter. Salary
depends on experience. Housing, insurance, vacation and 401K
included. Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

FULL-TIME HELP WANTED for general cow/calf and feedlot duties in
northeast Nebraska on our Angus cattle ranch. There is a lot of
opportunity with this position. Housing available. Pay depends on
experience. For more information, please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

CARETAKER/FARMHAND needed in Union, Nebraska. Duties include
ground maintenance, resident assistance, and security. Salary,
housing, utilities, and work vehicle provided. Please send
inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers).

NEW HAMPSHIRE

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER needed in Manchester. A retired,
elderly gentleman is looking for a live-in housekeeper/caretaker
in a private home. Separate living quarters will be provided. The
caretaker will need to assist with daily routines. A driver's
license is required. Room and board, and a weekly stipend will be
provided. Please respond with your qualifications and your
contact info to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE to tend to all aspects of
household maintenance for our home in Southern New Hampshire. The
candidate should be young and strong and healthy enough to handle
caring for the pool and yard which includes keeping pathways
clear of snow in winter. Duties would include meal preparation
and clean up, grocery shopping and running errands. Some
chauffeuring would be necessary. Responsibilities to include
keeping the house and laundry clean and well organized. All
applicants should enjoy dogs as we have two small dogs that need
walking and lots of loving attention. The candidate should be
comfortable with caretaker protocol and be adept at managing
company dinners and social functions. This is a live-in position
with nice, in home but separate living quarters provided as well
as a salary in the $35,000 - $40,000 range. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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NEW JERSEY

COMPANION/HOUSEKEEPER/CARETAKER needed in Central New Jersey. A
loving family is searching for a full-time, live-in person to
take care of an elderly woman in an active, loving family
environment. Must love pets and have excellent references.
Compensation includes live-in housing and a weekly salary to be
discussed. This is for serious inquiries only. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

TOP RATED B&B in Princeton, NJ is looking for live-in, full-time
Innkeeper or Innkeeping Couple for a five guest room, historic
property. Duties include taking reservations, answering emails
and phone, guest tours, cooking and serving breakfast, room
turnovers, and general maintenance of the Inn. The Inn dates back
to the 1700's and has been completely renovated with modern
conveniences while maintaining its historic charm. The Inn is top
rated on TripAdvisor and other review sites. Attention to detail
and providing exceptional customer service is key. The
compensation package includes salary, healthcare, all-expense
paid housing, vacation and stable long-term employment for the
right person or couple. Please email your cover letter, resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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A 25 ACRE PRIVATE HORSE FARM is looking for a mature live-in
maintenance person who can also assist our barn manager with
horse care. We breed thoroughbreds, board and have some pleasure
horses. We can discuss other opportunities. A one bedroom
apartment with all utilities, Internet and cable plus salary
provided. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

NEW MEXICO

OWNER SEEKING A RESPONSIBLE WORKING COUPLE for their ranch in
Arabela, New Mexico, located near the Lincoln National Forest.
Foreman duties include, but are not limited to, checking and
filling feeders, maintaining and upkeep of multiple houses
located on property, tractor work, mowing, and fence and road
maintenance. Will also check waterlines and troughs and repair as
needed, pond maintenance, brush trimming and clearing. The
caretaker will be responsible for house cleaning, washing towels,
sheets, etc., and keeping houses stocked and ready for guests.
Previous ranching experience required along with medium-level
handyman skills. On-site housing and utilities furnished. Salary
will be dependent upon experience. Pre-hire drug testing and
background checks will be performed prior to an offer of
employment. Please respond in writing to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

PARADISE REMOTE PRIMITIVE WONDROUS. Riverside cabin and possible
long-term home available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) to the right caretaker couple for a few hours of
daily homestead chores. For more information please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

RANCH MANAGER needed on a northeastern New Mexico stocker and
cow/calf ranch. Only those with good references need apply. No
drugs or alcohol. Prefer a stable married couple. Housing
provided. This is a hands-on position on a working cattle ranch
that expects a profit. We expect general labor and cowboy work,
as well as managing the operation. Fencing, windmill repair,
animal husbandry, and general maintenance skills required. A
proven track record of profitable ranching is desirable. We are a
top-notch outfit and facilities. Salary commensurate with
experience and ability. Please respond in writing to Position
Available, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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NEW YORK

HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I need someone to stay in my Brooklyn condo
with my cat for about four months, starting January 1. The condo
is quite large, over 1,900 square feet. There are three bedrooms;
the master bedroom has a large bath on the main floor. Two other
nice bedrooms are upstairs with a full bath. I have hardwood
floors on the first level. I live just steps away from the subway
and there is easy access to shopping right down my street. You
can live here rent-free, I will take care of all the utility
bills, but I cannot afford to offer any compensation. If you are
an interested cat-lover, please email me a message on why you
would be interested in staying here and taking care of my cat
while I'm gone, along with references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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subscribers)

CARETAKERS WANTED. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers), New York
is searching for both a Club Superintendent and a Clubhouse
Manager to oversee all of its operations, steward its natural
resources, and provide quality service to its members. A husband
and wife team has traditionally shared these two positions, but
strong individual candidates will also be considered. Please see
accompanying Clubhouse Manager Position description. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers), located in the scenic
high peaks region of the Adirondacks, is a 135 year-old outdoor
recreation Club with access to some of the most pristine
wilderness in the Northeast. The Superintendent position is a
hands-on position responsible for maintaining and managing
property, budgets, seasonal personnel, and the natural resources
of the club. The Clubhouse Manager position is responsible for
managing day-to-day Club living for members, with a particular
focus on Clubhouse living, meals, special events and cottage
readiness. These full-time positions provide competitive
compensation and benefits commensurate with experience and can
include residence in the Clubhouse. Employment will begin during
the first quarter of 2016. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) for more information.

STILL SEEKING THE RIGHT FULL-TIME, EXPERIENCED, Responsible
Maintenance Person for a 325-acre, 20-building Retreat and
Conference Center in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers), New
York. The candidate should be a friendly, reliable, hardworking
handy person who is able to work both independently and as part
of a small maintenance team. The ideal candidate has excellent
planning and communication skills, can juggle multiple
responsibilities, and can fix any common household problem.
Applicants must be adept in skills such as carpentry, basic
plumbing and electric, operating machinery. Knowledge of heating
systems, finish work, and snow-plowing experience a plus. This
position is full-time, year-round and labor-intensive. Annual
salary plus $200/month voucher towards Obamacare group policy
provided. Modest on-site housing possible for the right
candidate. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) is operated by
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) and is located just 20
minutes west of Woodstock in the beautiful, Catskill Mountains.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) with a cover
letter, resume and references for consideration.

CARETAKER COUPLE needed just outside beautiful Rhinebeck, NY. I
am looking for a couple to manage a beautiful old estate and
house built in 1780. The live-in caretaker will need to oversee
the grounds and house maintenance and the other half of the
couple will need to do housekeeping and cooking when the family
are at home. Accommodation is a small open studio room with
bedroom, sitting and dining area over the garage. A US driver's
license is required and hospitality experience will be a plus.
The caretaker couple will get rent-free accommodations, utilities
included, and $2,000 - $3,000 per month. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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HOUSEHOLD HELP - LIVE-IN POSITION on Long Island's Gold Coast.
We're seeking a versatile individual to work in our home in Old
Field, Setauket. The duties will include housekeeping including
laundry, ironing, dog sitting, assist with cooking, and serving
at parties. Care of a large home, with just two occupants. Must
have legal right to work in the US, a valid US driver's license,
automobile, as well as prior live-in experience. This is a year
round, live-in position. Top notch, private quarters are
provided, including meals. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers).

NEW ZEALAND

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HAPPY, FRIENDLY and tidy cleaner for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) in Christchurch. The job
starts ASAP for a minimum stay of four weeks. The hours are from
10am to 1pm, and in return you get free accommodation, free
Wi-Fi, one free meal per week, and free use of the washing
machine. If this sounds like you please send Conny a message at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) and let her know a little
about yourself and if you have had any experience working in a
hostel.

NORTH CAROLINA

FURNISHED BEDROOM, UTILITIES AND WI-FI OFFERED in exchange for
help with my Mom in West Cary, near the Research Triangle Park
(RTP). The furnished room has a large shared bath and walk-in
closet. Upstairs has two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a loft. This
is shared with only two people on that floor. My Mom is elderly
but not sick and needs help getting on with her day. No lifting
required, she walks on her own with a walker. Light meal prep,
laundry, cleaning, and personal care (bathroom and showers) are
required. There are other caretakers who live in the home so you
will have time for work or school. Great references are required.
Sorry gentleman, but my Mom will only live with other women. No
smokers of any kind (inside or outside). No pets allowed, as
there is one small cat who lives on the premises. No burning
candles. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) between 8am - 10pm.

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER to care for a private Hunting and Camping
Lodge in north central North Carolina near Virginia. This is
ideal for someone who wants to be on their own and secluded by
quietness most of the time. There is a full-time groundskeeper
living there as well. This is ideal for a person who is working
toward an online education or conducts online business. We
operate this as a recreational lodge throughout the year. We
desire these skills for the Lodge Caretaker:
*	independent, self-reliable person who is kind yet assertive
enough to be in charge - a self-starter
*	ability to work independently and in groups
*	has a general passion in keeping a facility and grounds clean
and organized, treating it as their own
*	single male caretaker is sought due to the isolated location
but a woman would be accepted if qualified and willing. .
.husband and wife combo would be accepted providing one has a
source of income
*	has good communication-social skills
*	handyman skills a must - has to do certain repairs around lodge
and its buildings
*	a love for wilderness/nature/animals
*	eco-conscious/eco-minded, environmentally friendly and aware
*	non-drug user/non-alcoholic/non-smoker an absolute requirement

*	not necessary to be a Christian - must have Christian-like
values as majority of members are Christian 
*	prefer someone who goes to bed at a reasonable hour and rises
relatively early (i.e. rises by 7:00am) - no late risers - this
is a working lodge - not a casual resort. 
*	knowledge of first aid/CPR a plus
*	willing to care for domestic livestock (dogs, chickens,
rabbits, ducks, etc.)
*	able, capable and willing you use a firearm for security of
premises
*	ideal candidate can operate a backhoe and skid steer 
This individual shall be living at the lodge seven days a week;
two days a week off when needed or requested for leave. However,
presence during busy weekends and events is a necessity and
greatly appreciated, as this individual will assist in
maintaining order and to provide assistance to members. The job
is 30-35 hours a week. This is a year-round facility. In exchange
for duties as Caretaker of the Lodge, this Caretaker will
receive:
*	Free lodging 
*	Access to all events and happenings at the lodge
*	Free utilities 
*	Free cell phone with unlimited long distance phone service
*	Free high speed satellite Internet use
*	Free computer use
*	Free electric / heat
*	Free use of washer / dryer
*	Free Direct TV
*	Access to vegetables and produce grown by members in the garden
plots
*	Use of lodge pick-up truck (F-250) 
*	Free use of the lodge kitchen
*	Free access to all workshops and training held at the Lodge 
*	A small salary/stipend to be paid every two weeks ($500/month)
- must have minimal financial obligations
*	Access to eggs left by the community chickens, ducks and
vegetables grown by members
*	Use of the whole Lodge and enjoyment of the campground and its
amenities/natural features.
*	A connection with Mother Nature year-round - and lots of peace
and quiet
*	Bonus will be paid at the end of the year based on successful
execution of duties. Must be willing to undergo a thorough
criminal background check as well as reference check. To request
an application please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

POSITION OFFERED in Piedmont, NC located 40 minutes to mountains,
five hours to the beach, 20 miles southeast of Hickory and 50
minutes to Charlotte. Beautiful homestead home, large shade
trees, pecans, dogwoods - it's lovely. Shade trees, mulberry,
apple, cherry, walnut. Raised beds, asparagus, berries, thorn
less brambles, two fireplaces. This accomplished artist needs
help, inside and out. One year (or longer if you wish) live-in
position for a single person or private quiet couple on my five
acre farm. Be versatile and capable in skills for the upkeep of
the property, garden, pasture, fruit trees and brambles. Be quiet
natured, liberal, pleasant and easy going. Respectful of property
and owner. Set duties per day, weekly routine, and no guess work.
Inside help includes regular housekeeping, shopping, cooking and
capable management of routine maintenance or arranging for it. Be
a very safe driver for transportation to appointments. Salary,
and all amenities provided, such as Wi-Fi, cable, and movie
channels. I need some reliable help and care to get my back
surgery completed, and some other health issues. No certification
needed, just common sense. Private room needs painting and shared
bathroom. I may need help to sell and relocate or see how my
health can improve to become more self-reliant. Need help with
adding 2nd small bath in 2nd bedroom or arranging for it, DIY the
more the better. Separate Vonage phone. Nothing too difficult and
lots of free time for yourself. Quiet, like a safe
rural/residential setting. One horse and guinea hens to care for,
and Carla the Great Mouser! Bring your horse! But no inside pets
exception for a Standard Poodle. Be smoke, drug, and drama free,
self-motivated and sure footed. Must have three professional
references, and must pass a thorough background check. No
discussion on politics or religion. Hope to hear from you soon.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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PART-TIME MAINTENANCE CARETAKER needed in the Wilson, NC area. We
offer competitive pay, excellent training and an annual medical
benefit card! Duties include preparing vacant units and routine
maintenance. Must furnish hand tools and have your own reliable
transportation. Retirees are encouraged to apply. A credit and
criminal check are required. Please mail a letter of interest or
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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NORTH DAKOTA

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE PERSONS wanted ASAP, couple preferred, to
run all aspects from A to Z of a small "mom and pop" motel when
the elderly owners are away. This includes assisting the owners
as needed, including caring for our pets. On site living quarters
will be provided plus a salary dependent on the persons'
abilities. Good organizational skills will be a plus. Applicants
must have verifiable references. A background check is required.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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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.
Exciting times, and even more exciting times to come. We have had
a very productive Summer and the end (or should we say the
beginning?!) is finally in sight. We are on track to move the
boat to Oslo. There's a lot to do before that happens and we are
on the hunt for short-term/short-notice volunteers. We are
looking for people who are happy to get stuck into whatever needs
doing, which at the moment, unless you have specific
boat-building/welding skills, is cooking, harvesting raspberries
and honey, making pots of jam and general clean-up and
maintenance of the farm. We are also looking for people with
knowledge of gaff rigs and skills related to finishing a boat!
Thank you all for your support, it's been a long time coming, but
the end is in sight! Please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(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 the Subject Line: Sea Gypsy
Application so we know you have been reading this. Love from
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) - a sea gypsy tribe of
tomorrow!

OREGON

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED - One near Portland, OR: two cats and horses,
three month minimum.  Housing exchanged for animal care. Second
caretaker(s) needed in Twisp, WA. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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WE'RE STILL LOOKING (our other housesitter fell through) for a
long-term, live-in housesitter to watch over our house and our
three dogs in our large four bedroom home in Portland. We need
the housesitter (single or a couple, but no children please) to
start ASAP and stay at least six months while we are out of the
country. We have a lovely home in the Alameda Ridge area. We will
leave detailed instructions for the care of our three dogs. This
is a great opportunity for an individual or couple, who are
responsible, trustworthy, email communicators with us as we
travel, and dog lovers. Please email about yourself along with
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER NEEDED in the Latrobe business area. We are seeking
applicants for the position of Caretaker. This is a full-time
position with benefits. The primary responsibilities include
maintaining the grounds and landscaping at several residences.
Must have a valid PA driver's license and be able to work a
flexible schedule often dictated by the weather. To apply, please
send your resume XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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FULL-TIME CARETAKING COUPLE needed for a Hunting Camp in rural
north central Pennsylvania. We are searching for a live-in house
and grounds-keeping couple for a hunting and family camp. Duties
will include, but are not limited to, cooking for the members,
keeping bedrooms clean, grass mowed etc. Compensation will
include a salary and fees collected from various activities.
Housing is included. Please send your resume to Caretaker,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). You will be contacted by
phone before an interview to discuss the position. This is a year
round position.

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for our farm, which is close to 400
acres. We are located in West Finley, PA. Our farm comes with
hunting and fishing rights, but not exclusive. Housing is
available. For more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a private year-round vacation home in
the beautiful Snyder County Mountains. Must have handyman skills,
grounds maintenance and basic mechanical repair, and have the
ability to maintain lawns, plants and the main residence. In
exchange for your duties you will receive a $200 monthly salary
along with free rent and dish TV. The caretaker residence is a
modern, private, one-floor, two bedroom home with all appliances,
central A/C, and a separate private two car garage. Other
enjoyable benefits include hunting, breathing in the clean
mountain air while hiking on miles of trails and enjoying nature
while fishing in a fresh water stream. The caretaker couple will
need your own transportation and pay for your own electricity.
Interested parties may send your personal resume and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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RHODE ISLAND

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED for a beautiful, often cold and snowy, old
home outside of Providence, while I will be away from December 15
through January 2, 2016. Feeding my dog and cat, and keeping the
house warm, are the main requirements. No pay, but I will provide
all utilities. Seeking reliable, honest, contented animal and
country lovers, with references. Can do your own thing here, such
as reading, writing, painting, sculpting, etc. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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SWITZERLAND

A MATURE LADY is looking for a responsible person who is a
non-smoker and is able to drive. This is for her country home
near Geneva - chalet in the mountains. Light cooking required.
Must be French speaking, very clean, tidy and happy to read or
watch films. Serious references requested. The position is
available from the middle of December 2015 until the beginning of
March 2016 - renewable in the summer and each winter. Please send
your resume and photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers) UK.

TENNESSEE 

1,100 SQUARE FOOT, THREE BEDROOM, TWO BATH HOME available in
exchange for caretaker services in mid-south Tennessee. Seeking a
responsible, honest, able-bodied, drug-free, non-smoking couple
to help take care of an 88-acre country estate farm property. No
pets allowed. Caretakers will live rent-free in a 1,100 square
foot three bedroom, two bathroom, two story furnished
well-appointed new home. Enjoy free water, septic, weekly garbage
service and electricity (up to the amount produced by the solar
field). In return, the caretakers will do combined 20 - 30 hours
of work per week depending on season. Duties include: Excellent
care of two dogs, two horses and approximately six chickens;
Cooking and twice weekly cleaning of 5,700 square foot main
house; Planting, maintaining and harvesting vegetables; Farming
experience is required, and experience with or a willingness to
try organic farming methods; Performing seasonal bush hogging,
trimming, horse trail cutting and general maintenance of the
property and main house; Be a full-time presence on the property
and have employment or independent income. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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TEXAS

RANCH FOREMAN WANTED for a 4,000+ acre ranch near George West,
Texas. Must have experience managing ranch/hunting operations,
use and repair large equipment, assist grazing tenants, ranch
security, equipment/facility maintenance, supervise employees and
have a working knowledge of wildlife management. Residence and
vehicle included in compensation. Resumes with references should
be faxed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE who could care for our animals (three
labs, three kitties, and three mini donkeys for 10 days from
October 8th to October 18th. We are located on a 28 acre Hill
Country ranch, with a vineyard and pool, with beautiful views,
four miles from Enchanted Rock State Park. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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NEED A MIDDLE-AGED, EXPERIENCED RANCH COUPLE to live and work on
a remote, scenic ranch in Concho County, Texas. Must be
non-smoking, doping or heavy drinking, and a mature family man.
The ranch will furnish a three bedroom house, salary, utilities
and pasture for a few horses and up to 30 cows now - more later.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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8pm.

CARETAKER NEEDED for my San Augustine house and yard in exchange
for a free apartment. Non-smoking caretaker(s) are needed to
manage and maintain (1) house, (2) apartment, and (3) a
commercial building for an absentee owner. Some experience is
required in trade skills and lawn care. Compensation is a
rent-free furnished apartment and commissions from leasing the
property. This is part-time work for a long-term commitment.
Please submit an informal resume including your contact
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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will be requested.

VERMONT

WINTER CARETAKER WANTED. We are looking for a reliable and rugged
individual or couple to live in a rural Vermont home,
off-the-grid, in exchange for caretaking duties from October 2015
through May 2016. Resident on the property, the caretaker
functions as a point person during the winter when the owners are
rarely present. Furnished apartment with propane appliances,
propane, and wood stove provided. The 400 acre property is
isolated, with exquisite scenery and wildlife; lakes, forest and
meadows surrounded by protected land in Mt. Holly, Vermont.
Additional employment opportunities are available in nearby
Ludlow and ski areas. You can view details at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) Please email your resume
and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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CARETAKER/HOUSE-SITTER needed for a rural central Vermont home
and property from January 1st - May 1st. Ideally we need someone
(or couple) comfortable with a ton of quiet, cold and snow while
overseeing a fairly large property including a beautiful home.
Also need someone experienced with large animals - a very old
horse, old cow and two donkeys. For details, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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VIRGINIA

WE HAVE A SMALL HORSE FARM in the Ivor area of Southampton County
and need a competent handyman/caretaker type to help out. In
exchange we are offering furnished living quarters in the
apartment like setting of our split-level home. The caretaker
must be neat and tidy about yourself and your surroundings, i.e.
no slobs, absolutely no drinkers, no drugs, as we have zero
tolerance for either. We prefer non-smokers, but you may smoke
outside away from all the buildings. You must be able to pass a
background check and provide one on request, must provide a
picture of yourself along with emergency contacts, and a complete
reference history prior to move in. This would be great for a
retiree or someone with supplemental income. If interested,
please respond with your phone contact, so we can then call you.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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WASHINGTON

CARETAKER NEEDED in Mason County. Reduced rent offered in
exchange for a few hours a week helping the homeowner maintain
the property. Landscape and handyman experience needed. Must be
able to lift 50lbs. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers).

LIVE-IN ASSISTANT needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) on Orcas Island, WA. We are seeking an enthusiastic,
energetic Assistant Innkeeper with an outgoing, pleasant
personality, with the ability to work under pressure, follow
instructions, and most important: have good common sense. This
hands-on position requires the ability to meet the needs of our
guests including welcoming them, offering concierge services,
housekeeping and laundry. Must be detail oriented and able to
follow recipes, cook and serve breakfast, and assist in all
aspects of the operation of our Inn. The position is suitable for
one person only. Housing, salary and holiday time provided. No
smoking, no drugs and no pets permitted. References required.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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WASHINGTON

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)is seeking a working couple
to fill our Caretaker/Manager position. This is a 300 site
private family camping club located in the foothills of the
Washington Cascade Mountains. This is on the banks of the Skagit
River with a diverse landscape including densely forested areas
alongside an open river front meadow. The Caretakers/Manager
position is full-time, year round with duties including hands-on
facility and grounds maintenance, equipment maintenance and
repair, and office managerial duties. This position offers a
comprehensive compensation package including a competitive salary
and a spacious three story, three bedroom managers residence with
all utilities included. Experience in park management preferred,
but not a requirement. Must have a valid driver's license and a
clean record.  Either possess or have the ability to get a pool
operator certification. Pass a background check and drug screen,
and be able to fulfill the physical, environment and mental
demands of this position. Please mail your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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WISCONSIN

CARETAKER/SECURITY PERSON needed for a 12 unit studio apartment
in Milwaukee, WI. Free rent provided! The caretaker/security
personnel would be required to live onsite, and will be provided
with a free Studio Apartment! The caretaker/security personnel
will be required to live according to the lease set forth with
all other tenants. Responsibilities include but are not limited
to:
* Showing available units to prospective tenants on a daily
basis
* Cleaning hallways and common areas weekly
* Garbage pick - up around property at daily
* Maintaining/overseeing the property grounds and landscaping
* Ongoing communication with company staff on property status
* This position includes being the liaison for the management
company between the police department and the community
association. Knowledge of Fair Housing Laws a plus. All
candidates will be subject to a background check. To apply,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) has an immediate opening
for a caretaker to manage an eight unit property in Black River
Falls, Wisconsin. Responsibilities will be accessible for
emergency calls; respond promptly to service requests from
residents and XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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new tenants; show vacant apartments to prospective tenants and
assist with move-in paperwork; and perform other tasks as
assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor. Requirements include a
commitment to customer service, demonstrated knowledge of
building maintenance, excellent written, oral, and interpersonal
communication skills, and the ability to manage a work schedule.
To be considered for this position please mail your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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CARETAKER needed onsite in our West Allis location. Must be a two
person team with previous experience. Please mail your letter of
experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Single female looking for caretaking, cooking, foaling ranch type
position. Have experience. Clean, neat and an attention for
detail. I also have two older dogs. Would like to be in the
Western part of the US. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Young married couple seeking winter house-sitting, caretaking
position on Cape Cod. Extremely handy. Non-smokers.
Painting/gardening/pet-care/landscaping/remodeling. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Retired Couple very interested in housesitting in the Florida
Keys - December, January and February. We do not smoke and are
very respectful of others and of their property and we are
extremely tidy. Please feel free to contact us and ask anything
you might wish to know about us. We are Gary and Linda James. Our
phone number is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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Couple seeks caretaking, work position, property supervision,
restoration, building or gardening. Business management
experience. Central, South America, Southwest United States,
Hawaii, Overseas, Islands. Remote, solitary and rustic locations
are OK. No drugs, non-smoking. Healthy, happy, tolerant,
discreet, self-sufficient, hikers, plant and nature lovers. He:
Carpenter, mason, plumbing, electrical and mechanical skills,
artisan baker. 17 years residential, commercial construction,
gardener, constructed fountains, irrigation systems, greenhouses.
Enjoys physical labor. She: Journeyman electrician, historic
building inspection, pastry chef, baker, barista, equipment
operator, farm and livestock skills. Property caretaking in
Mexico and B&B experience. Outstanding references. No
encumbrances. Passport ready. Salary desired, negotiable. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Phoenix, Arizona responsible female seeking a caretaker
opportunity from January - May 2016. Love plants and animals.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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Master Gardener available to tend gardens, run errands and cook.
Massachusetts resident, will travel. Over 10 years experience,
excellent references. I am a painter and interested in a carriage
house for working on large paintings. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Lady Caretakers: are you independent, very responsible, reliable,
and have flexible availability?  But...do you find yourself, as
do I, locked-out of many attractive caretaker opportunities due
to some "couples only" requirement? Then consider either
part-time or longer-term collaboration with another successful
caretaker, particularly where the two of you have talents and
skills which complement each other to form the unique package
sought by many owners. If interested in exploring this, please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Have tools will travel! Professional multi-skilled Property
Caretaker able to go anywhere in the World! 40 years old,
responsible, well mannered, non-smoker, offers a wide range of
skills. Maintenance and repairs, Security Guard, Cooking,
Caregiver, Gardening, House/Pet-sitting. Interests: Off Grid
paradise, self-sustainable organic farming, hiking, backpacking,
and writing a book. Excellent references. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). Ready to go!

Situations-Wanted: Retired, financially independent couple
wanting to housesit in the Oak Harbor, WA area after 11/01/2015
and through the Winter. Local references available. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Mature 50's woman seeking a position in a nice peaceful town with
great church, long-term housesitting, pet-sitting, animal care,
farm animals, light caretaking, cooking, cleaning, and gardening.
Looking for a live-in cottage, studio, apartment, or RV. I am
honest and reliable, experienced, artistic, church goer, clean
non-smoker, and non-drinker. Excellent references available.
Please send info, and pictures to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

We are finally free - retired that is and willing to caretake
your dog(s) and house. Have own transportation to western US with
a couple weeks' notice. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

Caretaker/caregiver/housesitter available for your ranch, farm,
resort, B&B, home, or ? Mature, honest female, College educated,
with 30 years' experience as a commercial chef. Can do light
gardening, and am good with pets/farm animals. Must be live-in
position with salary. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers).

Outdoorswoman, writer, photographer, former caretaker, gardener,
tired of city life, wants to return to the country to caretake a
nature reserve, forest land, private property in Oregon.
Preferably along the coast. Enjoy solitude. Non-smoker, no drugs,
kids or drama. Have dog. Need housing/monthly stipend for
incidentals. Long-term. Will consider permanent for the right
opportunity. If you have a position along these lines please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Snowbird? Sabbatical? Recently retired hospice nurse and writer
seeks long-term housesitting position in the Chicago metropolitan
area this winter. Available December 1 or later. Will provide
vigilant presence in your home so that you can have peace of mind
during an extended absence. Good with plants and pets. Have all
the usual prerequisites: no smoking/drugs, reliable, quiet and
clean, email communicator, and excellent references. Have own
vehicle and income source. Let's chat. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Experienced, respectful housesitter seeks long-term live-in
position with salary. Background check from the FBI and DOJ.
Non-drinker/smoker. I clean and maintain your home as my own. I
also provide relocation and secretarial services. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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I've had one short term house sitting experience. I love doing
this. The next job could be long term and in a remote location,
but I'll entertain all offers. I'm retired and enjoy meditating
and playing my flute. I'm meticulous and tidy, especially with
others' property. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

New England Caretakers. Dependable, friendly couple in
mid-thirties will maintain your home and property in exchange for
private, separate housing. You will get an experienced caretaker
and professional organizer. Additional skills include gardening,
driving, snow removal, painting, light carpentry and plumbing and
housekeeping. For additional salary and benefits, you can have a
private chef with restaurant experience and a culinary degree.
Please note that we have two well-behaved, in-door kitties. We
are drug-free, non-smokers with clean driving records. Excellent
references. Prefer long-term position starting November 2015.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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Professional couple, experienced owners/managers of large
acreage/estates, seeking a private caretake/rent situation in San
Luis Obispo County, California. Excellent references. Available
01-15-16. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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I am a 71-year-old, single, retired, Vietnam Veteran looking for
a long-term Caretaking position in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming
or Montana. I enjoy fixing things, keeping things orderly and in
working order, and doing whatever needs to be done around the
house. I have a good working knowledge of building construction
and if there is something I don't know how to fix, I do know how
to hire contractors and make sure they charge a fair price and
know what they are doing. I have acted as general contractor and
built five houses and one beach house of my own and lastly but
not least I am considered to be an excellent handy man. The only
job I could not handle is rebuilding a car/truck engine. I have a
green thumb, have a knack for landscaping, enjoy yard work, known
for my cooking at the deer lease (both gourmet and country style)
have a way with most animals. I love the outdoors and nature and
I hold animals near and dear to my heart. I consider myself a
conservationist. I worked in the petrochemical industry for 25
years and after retirement realized I like keeping busy. I am a
coffee drinker and early riser, enjoy cooking, build music boxes,
jack of all trades. I am computer literate in Word, Excel, and
Power Point. I am in good health and am a non-smoker and only
drink moderately if that. I try to stay in shape by walking and
doing light free weighs. I have a black lab named Sadie who is
well behaved not aggressive, indoor pet and not a barker; her
sidekick is a 14-year-old tomcat, Harley, which is a tabby and is
well behaved and mannered. If there is something I have not
covered please don't hesitation to contact me. I will provide
references from those that know my skills upon request. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Available couple for permanent live-in or on property
caretaker/maintenance/gardener/ position. Excellent, references
19 years experience as estate manager for high profile employer.
Managed and maintained personably 17,000 Sq. Ft. home and 320
acres.  Collectively, we are an amazingly talented team. Willing
to relocate. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Energetic, self-starting young couple
with 2-year-old daughter and elder husky looking for a long-term
caregiving opportunity this winter starting at Thanksgiving.
Seeing ourselves near the jungle, climbing the mountain, trusting
the ocean. Over a decade of experience as trusted animal empaths,
gardeners, dog walkers, and estate managers. References
available. Both yoga teachers and conscious eaters, we look to
inspire our daughter with worldly experience. We Love Nature and
Have Simple Needs. We are strong, fast learners. Please direct
all inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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Peace.

Responsible professional Canadian looking for Iceland or London
home: three to six weeks at Christmas or before/after March 15.
Need a housesitter? Need help organizing your home or estate?
Professional Organizer/ Personal Assistant / Travel Companion
with 12 years experience with de-cluttering, organizing,
downsizing, moving, 13+ years experience as a personal assistant.
Well-traveled, 22 countries, fit, friendly, fun. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Enthusiastic and self-motivated recent college graduate with
experience and teaching English as a foreign language
certification (TEFL) seeks a teaching position in the U.S., Asia,
Europe or other location. I have the ability to design, create,
and implement engaging lesson plans. I am flexible and creative,
and experienced in photography and art and will bring those
skills to the classroom. I have lived, worked, and traveled in
the U.S. and in the developing world. My full resume and
references are available upon request. Please respond to my email
address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Seeking Maine Coast Situation. Mature female, aspiring student
with altruistic service goals, returning to college to complete a
degree combining sustainability, peace studies and education, and
also completing certification in holistic nutritional education
seeks house-sitting/caretaking position. Responsible, healthy,
experienced -- excellent work, rental, character, caretaking
references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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Seeking New Opportunity - Meticulous and dependable service
professional with thirteen years of experience working in the
luxury service industry. An experienced leader looking to obtain
employment in the private service or luxury hospitality market.
Combining a degree in Food and Beverage Management, Butler and
Household Management certification, experience as a member of
management teams at world-renowned luxury hotels and resorts, I
have the business acumen to manage vacation residences and
boutique resorts. Single status with no dependents allows me to
relocate with ease. Current passport with no travel restrictions.
Kindly email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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opportunities further.

Homeschooling family looking for caretaker opportunity with two
live-in options. Wife and kids need space to sing and play.
Husband needs small but quiet and separate space to study and
write. In exchange we offer our skills in animal care, landscape
and property maintenance, carpentry, cleaning, and gardening. We
would love to bring along a handful of chickens and two small
goats. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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Experienced Trustworthy Property Caretaker/Manager. Single Lady,
*Fine Artist*, World Traveler. Educated, multi-lingual,
non-smoker, teacher with a pleasant personality. Superb cook and
gardener too! Have passport, will travel. References available.
Long or short term assignments starting January 2016. Please
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