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THIS IS OUR 204th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 34, Number 6       

November/December 2016        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS

- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 34 states
and 17 countries
- Caretaker Profile
The Path That No One Takes: Craig Breder
- Letters to the Editor
Caretakers and property owners write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA 

PARK HOST VOLUNTEERS with their own RV needed for the fall and
winter season, and year-round 2017. The Parks include
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Day use parks include XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
The Park Host duties will include visitor assistance, remain
friendly and accommodating at all times. Check bathrooms
frequently and clean when necessary, restock toilet paper and
hand towels. Pick up any litter and empty garbage cans. Check
play grounds a minimum of once a week for any hazards. Rake and
prune campsites, walking trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds.
Cleaning supplies, trash bags, hand towels, rakes, and pruners
will be provided. 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 a minimum of 24 hours a week and campsites are
to remain clean and orderly at all times. While on your shift you
are required to stay overnight in the park, but permitted to
leave periodically throughout the  day  to  run errands after
approval from Ranger Staff. A criminal background check is
required. Training will be provided. Hosts are provided a full
service RV campsite, water, power, and sewer hook-up included.
Please apply online through our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA 

CARETAKING COUPLE or single wanted for help with our
off-the-grid, two room B&B in North Central Arizona. 20 acres of
high desert canyon land, adjacent to National Forest, including
passive solar home, Architect's Studio, workshop/dance/yoga
studio, massage studio. Assistance required with year-round
organic garden, vineyard and wine-making, groundskeeping, chicken
wrangling, pool and hot tub maintenance, etc. Also B&B
housekeeping and vegetarian breakfast prep. We offer a passive
solar two bedroom stone Casita in exchange for 70 hours/month
diverse assistance. Additional possible salary dependent on your
skills and abilities. Environmentally conscious, energetic
applicants, please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SMALL HORSE RESCUE FACILITY in a remote area of southern Arizona
is seeking a middle-aged couple or single person to be a live-in
caretaker. Must have your own transportation, as it is 13 miles
to town. The facility does rehab of starving or injured horses
and then re-homes them. Duties in exchange for living in a 28'
RV, furnished with kitchen area, pull out living room, upstairs
bedroom, all utilities paid for including Dish, and Wi-Fi, are to
 clean  stalls once a day, feed and water twice a day. Total time
to complete these duties is about three hours total so a person
could still have a part-time job. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hi Gary, we have completed all our arrangements to spend a month
housesitting in Costa Rica! We read about the opportunity in your
Gazette and quickly contacted the people who ran the Gazette ad.
Everything fell into place so quickly! And as you can imagine we
are very excited! I think it's been a couple of years since we
became Gazette subscribers. We've been interested in so many of
the opportunities and locations but this is the first time we're
actually going to do it as we've just retired and still active
and in good health. The timing is just right. Thank you for your
publication! I see a lot of great possibilities ahead for the
future after we finish our first month housesitting. I plan to
bring along some old Gazettes to share with other travelers and
retirees looking to live and travel on a shoestring. Mark and
Rita T., Oakland, CA

Hi Mark and Rita, thanks for your great letter. I enjoyed
reading about your success with the Gazette and your plans for
the future. Please keep in touch and let us know about your new
housesitting experience. 

I wanted to let you know that I already received several
different offers from the Situations-Wanted ad I placed in the
Gazette. I think you have a very effective publication. I haven't
found a position that is the exact fit I was looking for but I am
sure there will be one that's a perfect match soon! There are so
many possibilities and I'm excited to see what comes next. Thank
you! Chris J., Tampa, FL
 
Hi Chris, we have thousands of property owners who subscribe
in order to find new caretakers or housesitters in our
Situations-Wanted section. I hope you decide to take one of the
offers you have received.

Dear Gary, long-time subscriber here. You have a great newsletter
and I enjoy reading and saving every issue. I've been a
subscriber to your print issues but I actually found my last
position right from one of your email broadcasts. I don't have a
computer and work strictly from my mobile so I can access your
updates. I am so glad I set this up because I ended up taking a
caretaker's job that came in through your email broadcast
service!  Danielle M., Long Island City, NY

Hi Danielle, thanks for your message! I'm glad you are able to
access our email updates from your mobile device. Our email
broadcasts are available to any subscriber with a valid email
address. Our subscribers who spend a lot of time on the road,
world travelers, and nomads, appreciate the ability to receive
and access our new listings in addition to our issues from almost
anywhere in the world. The broadcasts are not just for property
owners - subscribers who are seeking positions may place a
Situations Wanted email broadcast too. If you ever want to place
your own ad, go to www.caretaker.org and click on Advertise and
fill out your ad and payment there. 

Dear, Gary, please renew my subscription so I can receive the
newest issue of The Caretaker Gazette. I've always received such
a fantastic response to my help-wanted ads in your Gazette. The
calls and emails continue to roll in, even from old issues and
the quality and sincerity of the people who contact me has really
impressed me. It may sound like a cliché but I really have
made so many good and long lasting friends and I've been given
the best help and companionship from so many of your Gazette
subscribers. I am looking forward to doing some traveling in
Europe next spring and I plan to stay with some of your
international subscribers. While my home is empty I plan to run
another ad in the Gazette looking to do some home exchanges
during that time. Thanks very much for what you are doing and for
providing such a great service! Gen K., Tacoma, WA
 
Gen, thanks for your message. It's great to hear that your
caretaker-wanted ads in the Gazette continue to bring you such
great responses to help you with your property needs. Feel free
to contact us again when you're ready to do some traveling in
Europe and need to run another ad.  

The Caretaker Gazette
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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
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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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CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

AUSTRALIA

WE ARE LOOKING for an energetic friendly couple to help with our
six chalets in Albany, Western Australia. Help is needed over the
summer holiday period but can start any time after mid-October,
we can be very flexible on the dates. Jobs include maintaining
the grounds and keeping the chalets clean and tidy and the odd
bit of handyman work in return for a two bedroom chalet with
outgoings and room for your caravan if needed. Our property is
20kms east of Albany. We are next to Nanarup Beach and a short
drive to Two Peoples Bay. This position is great for a couple who
like the beach, fishing, nature walks or just relaxing, listening
to the waves, and abundant wildlife. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PENSIONER COUPLE needed for a caretaker position in the
Hughenden, Queensland, near the banks of the Flinders River.
House plus electricity provided in return for attending to
waters, fences and house yards. Your own car will be necessary.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED. We are seeking a live-in caretaker to reside
free of charge in a brand new two bedroom residence in the
Newcastle, New South Wales area. In return, some caretaker duties
will be required. This would suit a semi or retired person or
couple. To apply, please supply past employment history and copy
of your Driver's License to Caretaker, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Australia.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE required in Dwellingup, Western
Australia. I am seeking a live-in caretaker couple on a 34 acre
accommodation property, consisting of a bed and breakfast and six
chalets. There will be some small jobs required, answering phone
calls after hours, and directing guests to their accommodation.
There is a two bedroom furnished cottage with all amenities
provided. The caretakers will be required to stay onsite.
Australian applicants should please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
more information.

WE RUN A SHEARING CONTRACT BUSINESS from our farm near
Quindanning Western Australia, located two hours southeast of
Perth. We are looking for a very honest and reliable
person/couple with their own caravan to cook for up to 20 people,
two to three days per week, to start ASAP. Must be able to cook
good basic, wholesome country food. Lunches and morning and
afternoon teas are packed and sent out with the workers each
morning and then the evening meal is prepared. There is also some
cleaning of bathrooms, and cleaning work required. If you were a
couple looking for work there would be some general chores around
the shearers' quarters to do such as emptying rubbish and general
tidy up jobs (which would not be required every day). The cooking
wage is very attractive, with good working conditions. The
kitchen facilities are good to work in. There is power and water
available for caravans, and also access to bathrooms if required.
We would prefer no dogs as we have working farm dogs around, but
this is negotiable. The work will run until around April, but if
you were interested in less time that is fine. If you are
interested please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information
as the work can be better explained over the phone at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER needed in the Boomi/Mungindi area. You will need to
caretake farm buildings and the gardens. Small maintenance jobs
are also required. This position would be suitable for a
pensioners. Wage is negotiable. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. Our clients are seeking an experienced,
stable couple, preferably with a cattle station background, for a
ranch in Dingo, a small town in the Central Highlands Region in
Queensland. Successful applicants must have a positive and
supportive attitude, and be open to instruction. Your previous
general farming, mechanical and machinery capability will be
required to cover daily on-farm operations. Motorized mustering
is performed on this property. This is a full-time position for
candidates with a longer term outlook. The position is available
to a mature age couple. Accommodation provided along with
remuneration of $600 - $700/week. Please note this is a permanent
position and not available to Working Holiday Visa Holders. For
more details, local applicants should contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FREE CAMPING available for mature nomadic RVers in exchange for
helping out around my 68 acre bush retreat in the Gunalda/Gympie
area. Work will involve mowing, brush cutting, general gardening,
and cleaning up and helping with repairs. My acreage is located
five kilometers off the Bruce Highway at Gunalda, approximately
20 minutes north of Gympie, 35 minutes to Tincan Bay, and five
minutes to the general store and pub. Please ring
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER needed in the Mackay coastal area. Looking for a single
person with their own caravan. This is a long-term position with
minimal duties. Please phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LIVE-IN CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We are seeking a couple with
unscrupulous honesty and integrity to care for an active senior
resident and her property. The successful couple would enjoy a
Southern Highlands lifestyle and live on the property in a rural
setting, in their own beautiful home, furnished or unfurnished at
their choosing. This unique opportunity would suit, but is not
limited to, a couple over the age of 50. As the caretaker of the
property you would be a very good "all-rounder". With proven
hands-on farm management/caretaking experience you would be
competent around horses and a tidy, and a house proud individual.
Your main responsibilities would include, but are not limited to
the care and maintenance of all property, pumps and security,
equipment, cars, machinery and fences ensuring they are always
kept in tip top condition, day-to-day care and welfare of all
animals on site in particular horses and dogs, and lawn and
seasonal paddock maintenance, including irrigation, mowing,
fertilizing and weed control. Also as the carer of the resident
you would ideally have proven experience in nursing or aged care.
You would also be a house proud individual and attentive to the
cleanliness of the residents home and also your own home. Your
main responsibilities would include, but are not limited to the
monitoring the daily care and comfort of the resident, if
required, assisting a cleaner with washing and daily cleaning
duties, if required, assistance in cooking of meals, driving
resident to appointments when required, assisting the caretaker
with gardening and general upkeep of the property, and basic
bookkeeping duties and assistance with the Internet and emails.
The successful couple would have a genuine desire to work with
older people and deliver the highest quality of care. They would
possess a high degree of punctuality and reliability coupled with
well-developed verbal, written and interpersonal communication
skills. A Current National Police Certificate is a must. In
return you will receive exceptional accommodation and
remuneration commensurate to a live-in working couple. If
interested please mail your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

CARETAKER PENSIONER COUPLE required in the Wandoan Taroom
district of Queensland. Must be from the Land. Rent free house
provided in exchange for some part-time work. Must have good
local references. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RURAL PROPERTY needs mature fit caretakers in Mitchell,
Queensland. Looking for a mature couple or single as caretakers
for a cattle property in the Maranoa Shire! (28,000 acres). The
caretaker's job would require keeping the flood gates up after
rain and keeping all fences strained throughout the year!
Included in this job package are free off road fuel, a good solid
home, electricity/phone/internet, meat and lots more! Queensland
residents should ring XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after 6.30pm.

BELGIUM

WORK EXCHANGE opportunity available. I am 65-years-old and I live
alone with my Labrador (Ticky). My request for help is about 25
hours per week. My house is located in Nieuwpoort along the
Belgian coast not far from the border with France (Dunkerque) and
near Oostende. There is always work to be done here, either
maintenance, renovation or improvements. In addition, I have
various passions and some of these take me time and must be
prepared, for my activities as a nature guide and school
facilitator. Another of my passions is to discover each time a
little more of my area by discovery walks, sharing the beauty of
the nature of my environment, and visiting the sites and
exhibitions of arts and stories. French is my language of heart
and I can help you learn. I offer a bedroom with two bunk beds
for you alone, meal and food sufficiency and unlimited Wi-Fi
internet. My bikes are at your disposal. If you're interested,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Belgium for more information.


BELIZE

FARM VOLUNTEERS needed. You can get experience working in the
gardens and with saving seeds. Volunteer on a very beautiful
place in the Coyo District, behind Spanish Lookout, close to
Aguacate Lagoon. My two farms are bordered on one side by
Mennonite cattle ranches and the other side has a rain forest
reserve. There are animals, horses, cows, dogs and chickens here.
I farm with a tractor and horses. Growing vegetable seeds is the
main focus and I could use up to four workers six days a week.
Food and bed provided in exchange for work. You will be on one of
two farms, working in the greenhouse or gardens and kitchen. I
speak three dialects of German, English, and a little Spanish.
There is no work on Saturdays. I do sustainable farming the old
fashioned way, and enjoy singing and playing instruments. I have
Wi-Fi. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

HELP NEEDED in Agrotourism. If you want to spend an unforgettable
time in an oasis of peace and unspoiled nature, which is nowadays
difficult to find, please visit us. You are cordially welcome. We
are in the village of Moevici, an old Teacka village in the
hinterland of the only coastal town in Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Neum, making it the country's only access to the Adriatic Sea.
There are people from ancient times who cultivated the land here,
which they snatched from the rubble around them. They planted
tobacco, grapes and olives, and from the rocky ground grow figs,
pomegranates, and lavender. In our wine cellar which was built in
1938 and completely renovated in 2007, you can enjoy traditional
local specialties, such as wine and brandy, which are in their
composition. The old stone walls will take you from the heat in
the hot summer months and in the winter will keep you warm. Our
farm house is used for vacation. We offer accommodation for seven
to nine people and operate as a restaurant for local cuisine as
well. We grow all kind of vegetables, make our own wine and
liquors. There are a few donkeys, ducks and rabbits here as well
and one dog. For more details and photos, please visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BULGARIA 

HELP NEEDED in the village of Ostra Mogila. I am a commercial
beekeeper running 100 hives here. Working with bees, which can
involve long days, especially in the summer-time. This is a great
opportunity to learn about bee keeping and work with animals. I
am looking for an adult, or autonomous people, who can invest
creativity and energy in technical or physical work, and who have
a real sense of what reciprocity and equity means. We don't
usually host people who are younger than 25 years old, unless
they can demonstrate maturity and they have some relevant
experience. If you're in Bulgaria, and looking for a
work/exchange situation, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CALIFORNIA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for my Bay area home from October 1 through
December 15, 2016. I have three spoiled cats which also will need
to be taken care of - so I am really searching for a
cat/housesitter. I'm a few blocks from the Balboa Park BART
Station and a public park with a swimming pool, playground, and
tennis courts. Please email me a letter about yourself and if you
are a cat lover. Must be non-smokers and able to provide
checkable references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Orleans, Humboldt County.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a capable, able-bodied caretaker
couple to help with our cabin rental business in exchange for a
house on the Klamath River, some paid work, and sharing our
riverside Permaculture homestead. The position starts in 2017. We
seek mature, self-motivated folks with basic rural skills to help
with cabin cleaning, cabin and structure upgrade and maintenance,
grounds, and guest reception. We offer a beautiful home with
established gardens and orchards, in a mountain setting with
surrounding wilderness, rivers, and a strong community. Please
send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

SEEKING CARETAKER/CAREGIVER (two people?) to live in our guest
quarters on our family ranch in Sonoma County, CA. Basic ranch
skills and caregiving/domestic skills required. Beautiful setting
and slow pace for responsible adults. Please call or text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

DUCK CLUB ASSISTANT CARETAKER COUPLE needed. A couple team is
needed for a private duck club located in Fairfield, CA. The
ideal candidates will include a hands-on general handyman to
assist in preparation of hunting season; such as blind cleaning,
painting, cleaning and restringing of decoys. Year-round yard
maintenance, maintenance of boats and vehicles, dozer and backhoe
work required. Welding knowledge helpful. Domestic duties for the
partner include cooking, cleaning, making beds, laundry,
shopping, etc. Benefits and home included. Salary will be based
on experience. Please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

DOG/HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home in Dorris, CA (on the
California/Oregon border) from December 1 through December 31,
2016. We have three dogs that will need some tender care. Our
property has a two bedroom cottage, separate from our main house,
which includes an attached bathroom. During December, we will
need to be in Portland and would also like to go away for a
couple of weeks on vacation. This is a bit of an unusual
housesitting position because we would be coming and going from
Portland to our property in early December. We have had a few bad
experiences with housesitters in the past and therefore require
someone trustworthy and with good references. The dates required
are for the month of December and we will work our schedule
around finding the right person or couple to care for our house
and dogs. You will not be able to bring your own pets to our
home, since our three dogs are enough to handle. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

AN UPSCALE EIGHT BEDROOM B&B in the scenic countryside of North
County San Diego is seeking a full-time individual/couple
Innkeeper to run our established Inn. Duties include but are not
limited to: strong customer relations skills with the desire to
go above and beyond ensuring guests are happy and comfortable,
cooking and serving breakfast, purchasing groceries and supplies,
overseeing housekeeping and groundskeeping and assisting when
needed. This position requires a valid California driver's
license. The work week consists of Thursday - Monday and off
Tuesday/Wednesday. Prefer applicants with B&B experience, who
reside in California and can start immediately. Spacious and
newly furnished accommodations provided. No smoking, no kids. A
small pet will be considered. Salary to be determined based upon
ability and experience. Please submit your information to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SAN FRANCISCO DOG-SITTER wanted for three weeks in late
December/early January in a two-bedroom apartment in central
NOPA/Panhandle neighborhood. Mellow, sweet-natured labradoodle
needs company, walks and feeding. Non-smoker. References
required. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PERMANENT CANINE CARETAKER WANTED. A small pet boarding facility
is looking for an experienced canine caretaker. In exchange for a
one bedroom home. There's also income earning potential for one
person. Applicants must have canine references and a resume. Must
pass a background check. No smokers/drinkers. Located at 900'
elevation in the foothills of Central California. Please email
inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

FULL-TIME RESIDENT CARETAKER needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, BC
for a non-smoking, 101 unit Strata complex by Central Park in
Burnaby. The job entails cleaning, calling/meeting with
contractors, keeping records and updating Strata, react to
emergencies, and performing minor maintenance. The candidate will
need to be bondable, have a vehicle, basic computer and phones
skills and knowledge of building systems and be willing to
undergo a criminal record check. First Aid is an asset and wages
and benefits will be commensurate with skills and experience. To
apply, please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CAMP CARETAKER needed on Gabriola Island, British
Columbia. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a children's residential summer
camp. The camp is currently recruiting for an on-site year-round
property caretaker. Year round duties include but are not limited
to: maintenance of the facilities, including swimming pool
maintenance/care, basic light construction, painting, and lawn
care, operation of a small water system and onsite management of
short term facility rentals. The caretaker is required to have
knowledge of and/or recent experience in property management,
knowledge and competency of basic "handyman" type skills,
excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work with
youth leaders, a valid BC driver's license, and three work
references. A criminal record check will be required prior to
final hiring. For more information about Camp Miriam please visit
the Camp's website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  British Columbia
caretaker applicants should forward their resume outlining your
experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOVELY HOME on a farm needs a caretaker. I am located forty miles
east of Vancouver, British Columbia. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply.

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN/"JACK OF ALL TRADES" wanted in Saseenos, BC,
in the greater Victoria area. Need a single person to do jobs
around a small, well-maintained, water-front estate on Sooke
Basin. En suite bedroom provided. Work could appeal to a
renaissance personality and depending upon skills could include:
carpentry, computer work, construction, dock building, driving,
electrical, fencing, furniture making/improving/refinishing, land
clearing, gardening, general maintenance (e.g., irrigation
system), painting, plumbing, path improvement/development,
power-washing, roofing, stonework, tiling. Would like someone who
is innovative, that will understand the property, take
"ownership" of the property, and take pride in improving it.
Compensation to be agreed, dependent upon qualifications. Please
call or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX are hiring a caretaker for the maintenance
of the 55+ and other properties belonging to the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, which are situated in Notre Dame de
Lourdes. Duties will include lawn cutting, snow blowing and basic
property maintenance. To submit your application, please mail to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR live-in assistant property caretakers for a full-time
position on a private island near Whaletown, B.C. Canada.
Position requires driver's license, boat operator's card,
knowledge of clerical functions, electrical and plumbing
infrastructure maintenance, good interpersonal skills and the
ability to work well with others in an isolated location. Salary
based on experience, and a furnished two bedroom house with
utilities is provided. Please submit resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME RESIDENT CARETAKER needed in Victoria. An experienced
resident caretaker is required for a 67 unit apartment building
in Victoria beginning in October. Candidates must have strong
administrative, marketing, custodial, maintenance, and painting
skills and be very familiar with the RTA and local rental market.
The position provides a two bedroom apartment at a reduced rent
in addition to a competitive salary and a well-supported, but
largely autonomous work environment. Please fax your resume with
a cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. References will be
required for those candidates contacted for an interview.

LIVE-IN APARTMENT CARETAKER needed. We are currently looking for
a live-in caretaker for a 61 unit apartment building in New
Westminster. The live-in caretaker will live inside the apartment
and will be paid monthly to clean, vacuum, maintain, and look
after the common areas of the apartment building. We are looking
for someone who is reliable, friendly, and has janitorial
experience. If you would like to apply please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We will also give priority to the applicant
to choose their suite in the apartment building. Thanks.

COLORADO

LAPLATA COUNTY. Retired gentleman needed to do light yard work,
experienced in general home maintenance, and occasional feeding
of two cats in exchange for RV space, water and electric. Please
send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

DURANGO, COLORADO. Seeking a full-time caretaker for an 80 acre
property. Job duties include horse feeding mornings and at night.
Irrigation and lawn care in the summer. Snow removal in the
winter. Horse knowledge and horse skills a major plus and will
expand the possibilities. Two bedroom living accommodations will
be provided in addition to utilities, a competitive salary and
health care. Would prefer a couple, hard workers, non-smokers,
self-starter, and detail oriented, long-term and stable. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or mail resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RANCH CARETAKER needed for a long-term position. Seeking
responsible persons with cow/calf ranch background and experience
to provide year-round care of 85-100 cow/calf ranch in the
Northern Colorado Foothills. Duties include: irrigation of
meadows, landscaping care and maintenance of fences, buildings,
vehicles and equipment. Year-round housing and salary allows
employees to have flexible hours for other interests or to enjoy
semi-retirement. Only experienced qualified people will be
considered. Credit references and your driver's license records
are required. All replies are confidential. Please fax your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

OUR INN & SUITES is looking for a husband and wife team who have
all the skills to operate a 38 unit hotel that sleeps 140 people.
Must have a minimum of one year hotel management experience (all
daily operations of the hotel), and hotel maintenance experience.
Housekeepers are in place. This is a year-round position. Must be
non-smokers. We are located at 8,100' elevation. Must be in good
health. We are looking to train in 30 days or less. Training is
40 hours/week. After training, living quarters are included - a
three bedroom/two bath, 1,350 sq. ft. house. After training,
salary will be $5,800/month for the couple. A background check
and drug testing required. If you are interested, please email
both of your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

SEEKING A FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN YEAR-ROUND experienced Innkeeper
(single or couple) to manage a #1 rated inn. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking a full-time, live-in Innkeeper.
Our XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located in the quaint New England
town of Wallingford, CT. and very highly rated on Trip advisor
and XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Preferred accommodation for the
prestigious Choate Academy located next to us as well as Yale
University and Quinnipiac College only 15 minutes away all of
which bring us an international cliental daily. We are looking
for a well-organized, personable, energetic individual or couple
as full time live-in Innkeepers. Duties include taking
reservations via online system, checking in guests and providing
concierge service, preparing and serving breakfast, shopping,
hosting wine/cheese hour, and housekeeping. Compensation includes
salary and housing with all utilities including internet and
cable, paid vacation, health insurance and more. To apply, please
send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

ADULT COUPLE needed to care for our Costa Rica beach front house,
two bedroom, comb. Living room/dining room, two bathrooms, plus
outside shower. DSL internet with Wi-Fi. Care for two dogs,
maintain clean house plus some yard care required. Pay own
utilities (approximately $80/month) plus your own food. The house
is in the southeastern side of Costa Rica in Zancudo facing Gulfo
Dulce.  Please see my web site for pictures and details at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

APPRENTICESHIP POSITION AVAILABLE in Sustainable Living,
Permaculture, Natural Building and Homesteading Skills. We are
presently looking to fill one position in our current (2017)
apprenticeship program. The right applicant would start as soon
as possible and work with us through mid-December. If you are
interested in this opportunity, please go here to apply:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Participants in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Sustainable Living live and work with amazing people at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. They make lifelong friends, participating
in a style of living that oftentimes changes them forever. This
experience offers the unique opportunity to become a part of the
magic and beauty of a remote area of Costa Rica, while
simultaneously learning tangible skills to take back home. Our
goals for this program are to empower individuals who are
genuinely interested in creating a more sustainable world, be a
"living laboratory" for experiential education and the learning
and daily practice of life-long skills, inspire and enable
individuals to continue to develop creative solutions and
generate positive social change and sustainable practices in
their own lives and communities after they leave, prepare a group
of capable individuals to help manage and caretake the Ranch
during the months of August, September, October and November.
Provide post-apprenticeship support through our networks. We
strongly encourage applicants who are serious about our work and
are motivated to be part of our industrious team, working towards
solutions for current environmental and social challenges. We
offer a unique and focused program based on experiential
education and practical skill-building. Once we have received
your application we will let you know about available space and
set up a phone interview with the best prospective applicants.

ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/COOK/HOUSEHOLD HELP needed in Leicestershire.
We are recruiting a domestic staff member to be an 'extra pair of
hands' around a family home in Leicestershire. You must be a good
housekeeper, good cook and be proactive and helpful during
holiday time when the household is significantly busier. The
family have four children at boarding school, so the household is
very quiet in term time, and very busy in holiday time. This role
would suit a single applicant or couple if your partner would
like to help around the garden. Accommodation is provided. You
must have experience working in a private household, chalet or
yacht. Please send your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FLORIDA

LIVE-IN, PART-TIME CARETAKER needed in Tequesta, in Palm Beach
County, Florida. Looking for a live-in caretaker for my
86-year-old Mom. She just needs supervision with daily
activities, companionship, driving to appointments or shopping,
and preparing meals. Live rent-free in exchange for minimal care.
No pay involved. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME FARM/RANCH CARETAKER WANTED in Lake County, Florida.
Must have experience with animals, building maintenance,
landscaping, etc. Ideal candidate(s) should be self-starting,
motivated and have an eye for detail. The position is full-time.
To be considered, all interested applicants should email their
resume, references and salary requirements to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Serious inquiries only please.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has a job opening for a caretaker who will
be responsible to secure the organization's premises. The
caretaker will live in a detached dwelling on the property while
performing security patrol duties, such as opening the premises
in the morning, closing them at night, and being on call during
evening hours, including weekends and holidays. This is not a
full-time position and more information regarding the work
schedule will be provided during pre-screening interviews. The
ideal candidate should meet the following:
* Must be able to live in a detached dwelling on the property.
* High School diploma or equivalent.
* Minimum one year of experience in the military, law enforcement
or private security preferred.
* Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
* Knowledge of Patrol Techniques, Observation Techniques and
Reporting.
* Basic Private security license preferred.
* Knowledge of the following preferred: Legal Issues, Emergency
First Aid, Ethics and Professional Conduct, Emergency Procedures,
Fire Prevention.
* Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
* Ability to maintain professional composure when dealing with
unusual circumstances.
* Ability to work without immediate supervision and dependence on
others.
* Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and a
drug test screening.
For immediate and confidential consideration, please apply in
person or forward your resume/application to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Candidates are welcome to apply in person any time Monday through
Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

FLORIDA/MISSOURI

LONG-TERM FEMALE CARETAKER/PARTNER needed to help work around
Southwest Florida and Missouri Ozarks rural homes. Live
rent-free, share utilities and living costs. Incentive having
legal percentage in my Living Will for being a team member,
however leaving will terminate agreement. Woman being honest,
peaceful, progressive, enthusiastic, hard-working, physically
fit, non-tobacco, love animals, and have a valid driver's
license. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FRANCE

A GARDENING COUPLE (or possibly a single person) is needed at a
Normandy Chateau in Tessy-sur-Vire. This is an opportunity to
live in a beautiful estate deep in the Normandy countryside.
Having spent the past nine years restoring both the main house
and the two bedroom Maison Gardien, we are now looking at a
limited number of holiday lets each year. Consequently we need
you to welcome guests as well as oversee the general running of
the estate when we're not there. Ensuring the care of an eleven
bedroom house and 60 acre estate of park and woodland needs a
practical approach and occasionally rolling your sleeves up. We
visit at least a week a month and envisage no more than ten weeks
of lettings a year. Our current team of femme de menage and
grounds maintenance contractor do a great job and we envisage
keeping them in place. Currently we see this as an unpaid role,
with the Maison Gardien being provided in return for your
presence and light duties. However we could be flexible in return
for more duties being taken on. Needless to say, your French will
need to be relatively good (or better!). Please send your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED for a family compound on Cumberland
Island, GA. Responsibilities include four houses, multiple
vehicles, and a powerboat. The candidate must have basic auto,
mechanical, electrical and plumbing skills sufficient for
maintenance and minor repairs. Boating experience required.
Housing and vehicle provided. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or for more information visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GERMANY

HELP NEEDED in 2017. We are a hiking cottage in the Black Forest,
located 4km outside Lake Titisee and the Hinterzarten health
resort. We offer 45 beds in 10 rooms and there is also a small
restaurant with a wonderful terrace. We have a cat and two
bunnies. We are a couple (47 and 50 years old) and we are also
living in the cottage. We need help in the daily tasks, such as
serving, laundry, housekeeping gardening, feeding the bunnies,
etc. We will share all work together and the atmosphere will be
very familiar. Helping four to five hours daily normally is
enough, you'll have two off-days during the week. We have a
minimum stay of two weeks, and we do prefer a longer stay (four
weeks will be favored). Helpers will have a single room with
shower and WC, free internet, and we will provide the Konus Card
for using local traffic for free. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more about us, or please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HAWAII

WANTED - a mature landscaper/handyperson/gardener for a very
rustic, off-grid family farm on East Maui. We are quiet and
remote. Work three hours/day. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to learn more and then email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI'I. Looking for reliable, conscious earth
stewards for a unique eco-sanctuary/retreat center in Hawai'i.
The minimum stay will be four months. Longer, if it's a
mutually-beneficial exchange! Preferably a couple. Must have a
car. Ideal for those who cherish elegant, voluntary simplicity
and for whom self-inquiry, beauty, mindfulness and integrity are
important. We are asking for 18 hours per person, per week
(mostly maintaining gardens) plus utilities in exchange for a
beautiful home. (High speed internet available.) Work-trade for
single people also available throughout the year. Please see
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For details, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

TROPICAL ISLAND POSITION available on a 20 acre developing farm.
Tractor and mechanic skills required. We are solar-off-grid.
Requires yard work and gardening. Expectations: clean, quiet and
on-site presence for security purposes. Background check
required. $$ based on work. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS needed for a family farm under a
glacier. Our host for this project is a farmer's family on the
south shore of Iceland, in a beautiful area surrounded by
mountains and glaciers to the north and near the Atlantic Ocean
to the south. The inhabitants here live in constant threat of
volcanic eruptions and the area was covered by ashes during the
recent eruptions. The farm cultivates carrots and keeps cows.
This is the fifth year that XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will
have the unique opportunity to get to know and explore this
traditional Icelandic vegetable/carrots and dairy farm. The main
tasks in this project will mainly be connected with the carrot
cultivation. Volunteers will be working in the fields, harvesting
and cleaning carrots, and removing plastic wraps and other things
from the carrot beds. Volunteers might also be asked to do some
environment/construction work in this camp; beautifying the area
and tidying up the surroundings of the farm. Volunteers might be
asked to do a bit of renovation work as well, such as some
painting preparation work if weather conditions allow. Those who
are interested in animal husbandry should feel free to drop in on
the cows in the stalls, assist in milking them or tending to them
in general. The weather conditions in Iceland are unpredictable;
be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and be sure to
bring warm clothing since most of the work will take place
outdoors. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will stay in a fully
equipped house, in a sleeping bag accommodation sharing rooms.
Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food
supplies and be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Our host will
organize free time activities in the area, depending on the
weather conditions. To learn more, please XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

FREE ROOM AVAILABLE FOR A CARETAKER on our acreage on the Snake
River in Owyhee County. Looking for a caretaker to mow lawns,
clean pump screens and sprinklers, and eradicate weeds around our
waterfront home. The person will have a separate floor with river
access. Must be willing to spend two hours a day keeping the
place in shape in exchange for free rent. Must supply references
and be a non-smoker. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
your resume and reference to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN, YEAR-ROUND VOLUNTEER CARETAKER needed for an
administrative facility along the Lower Salmon River.
Responsibilities and duties vary seasonally; primary
responsibilities are maintenance and upkeep of the historic ranch
house, surrounding facilities, and grounds including maintenance
of a garden and orchard as well as tools and other miscellaneous
equipment. The volunteer must be willing to spray noxious weeds
using a backpack or ATV sprayer in and around the ranch area
facilities and serve as an XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX liaison
interacting with the public, other visitors, and the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX regional office. This position is in a
remote field location, approximately 65 miles south of Lewiston,
Idaho and requires a person to work without daily supervision.
Applicants need to be highly self-motivated, independent and a
good communicator as well as have the basic skills to function
effectively, efficiently and safely in a remote environment. If
you are healthy, outgoing and adventurous, this is a great unique
opportunity for you! Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs Park Attendants from May 1, through
September 15, 2017. As a Park Attendants Volunteer you can enjoy
the summer in beautiful northern Idaho in your own RV. Dent Acres
is a full service campground with 50 campsites, a boat launch
ramp, playground, and restroom with showers. The lake offers
nearly 54 miles of fishing and boating opportunities. Most duties
are between 1:00pm to 8:30pm and the volunteers usually work four
on and four off that way you have time to explore Idaho, and the
surrounding area. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, with
no significant physical and mental condition that would prevent
the volunteer from carrying out these duties. Volunteers live
on-site and answer visitor questions, provide directions and
other assistance, explain fee payment procedures, sell ice, and
educate visitors about campground rules. You will assist park
staff with minor projects such as painting, pruning brush and or
trees. Volunteers do not perform skilled maintenance duties or
perform janitorial services. We offer a full hook-up RV campsite
(water, sewer, electric service with 50 amp maximum), provide all
necessary uniform components, and safety equipment (vest, hard
hat, etc.), along with free laundry, a shed for storage, freezer,
and fridge that will be shared with the other volunteers. Resumes
should be mailed to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by February 15, 2017.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN ANIMAL/PROPERTY caretaker and have room for
you to park your 30' or less travel trailer to live in. We can
run electric and water. We provide free rent, Wi-Fi and possibly
more for the right caretaker. We live on a small acreage in Nampa
off Robinson/Airport. We are looking for an older, trustworthy,
friendly, self-sufficient gentleman - a handyman. Not a traveler.
Could have one small friendly dog that doesn't eat chickens or is
a bigger barker than ours? First and foremost - we need someone
to love and care for of all of our pets twice a day while we're
gone. We have two dogs, two cats, six chickens and our small herd
of sweet Nigerian Dwarf goats. Property care will be next -
water, mowing, snow, keeping an eye on the place, etc. Handyman
work would be great - help building stuff, caring for fences,
weeding, and ?? Absolutely no smoking or drugs! A background
check will be required. Please email your telephone number, photo
of your trailer, and a bit about you if you're interested to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

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

Craig Breder

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

Main lodge building at the Grand Lake Lodge

ILLINOIS 

I AM A DISABLED MALE LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN caretaker in Forest
Park, a suburb of Chicago. I am offering a free, furnished place
to stay, as I am a disabled male who needs help with his daily
tasks such as cooking, bathing, dressing, medication management,
taking me to my appointments, and incontinence care. If this
sounds like you, then please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I hope
you have a fantastic rest of the day.

ITALY

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS who have experience with artistic
wall painting! We are looking for someone who is free immediately
and can stay here for at least a week. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
consists of a sustainable approach to life in its various
aspects: energy, farming, and travelling. An essential
sustainable element to this project is work-exchange itself, as
our volunteers have the opportunity to engage with these
approaches, learn from them, and experience cultural enrichment
not only through a placement at the farm but also through contact
with guests from all over the world. A placement at the farmhouse
is ideal for volunteers who are looking for a unique work-holiday
experience in a friendly, open, and engaging atmosphere. We are
located in the countryside but are also very close to the
historical center of Perugia (1.50 euro bus ticket to town), so
it will be very easy to experience the different aspects of both
farm and city life. We offer free bikes, free internet access,
free guest kitchen with breakfast, lunch four to five days a
week, free swimming pool use, and more, including the opportunity
to contribute to the management of a working farm and a B&B. The
ideal volunteer for a placement with us is active, social,
hard-working, responsible, reliable, energetic, a good
communicator, interested in exploring the area and learning new
things. If you are a couch potato or an internet-addict, this is
not the place for you. We expect volunteers to have fun while
still being able to recognize the importance of the work to be
done. We are looking for someone who can complete the given tasks
in an efficient, independent, and timely manner, who takes pride
in their work, and who is looking to be a part of a team.
Volunteers should enjoy the work and have a positive attitude.
The general idea is to help us keep our hostel "No.1 in Perugia,"
which has been achieved very much so with the help of past and
present volunteers. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX via our website. Thanks.

INDIANA

HOUSESITTER(S) WANTED for our rural home outside of Terre Haute
in Woodgate, IN from November 1 through December 30, 2016. The
housesitter can be a single, couple or family. We have a modern
three bedroom/two bath home on wooded acreage near a large farm.
It's very quiet and private here. In addition to housesitting, we
have three dogs to take care of. They are affectionate, healthy
and love to walk. This is a beautiful, peaceful place with woods,
and a pond in the woods. There is also a creek in the woods to
hike, and paved roads through the farm. There are three other
houses on the farm, but not within view. There is great hunting
and fishing nearby. No pets or smoking. Children are OK. Must be
non-smokers/drinkers and no parties will be allowed here. You
must have your own vehicle. A background check will be conducted.
Please email a letter of interest and at least four checkable
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

IRELAND 

AN EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER is required for a full-time, live-in
position on an historic, country estate in Northern Ireland. The
Housekeeper will be responsible for the smooth running of a
modern, family home and its associated buildings. Tasks will
include all usual household duties. This live-in position
includes accommodation in your own spacious, three bedroom,
detached house with garden, set away from the main house and
located two miles from the County town. Applicants must be animal
lovers and experienced with dogs, as well as enjoy the country.
House and dog-sitting will be a crucial part of the role. Some
cooking experience would be beneficial. The ability to work as
part of a team in order to work seamlessly with the other estate
staff is essential, and they should be happy to assist when the
family have guests. Must drive and hold a full driver's license.
This is a unique, long-term position for the right person.
Couples will also be considered. Please send your resume and
current references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KENTUCKY

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX located in Wallingford, KY, is seeking a
live-on premise, full-time property caretaker to manage the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX property. In this role, the caretaker will
maintain a security presence at Park Lake, maintain Association
equipment in good repair and working order, mow the grounds as
needed, keep the area around the gate and residence neat and free
of trash and weeds, collect garbage from cabins, and keep
culverts and the road around the lake free of debris and tree
limbs. Must enforce all XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX rules and policies.
This is a full-time on premise role. (On-premise housing is
provided, however does not include electric and water.) All
applicants must pass a criminal history, background check and a
drug screen. Must have a valid driver's license with a reliable
and insured vehicle. Must have a general knowledge and ability to
use a mower, tractor, weed eater and other farm equipment. The
caretaker reports to the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. All interested
parties may contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS 

INNKEEPERS WANTED. Seeking an experienced couple to manage the
beautiful Westborough Inn with 25 guest rooms, located in
Westborough, MA, about 35 minutes' drive from Boston. The live-in
apartment for the Innkeepers is furnished and has an upgraded
kitchen and living area. Responsibilities include marketing,
taking reservations, answering phone calls, checking in and
checking out guests, setting up continental breakfast,
supervising cleaning staff, maintaining the building/facility in
good conditions, guest hospitality, processing payment
transactions, running daily, monthly and year-end reports,
verifying commissions, updating website and online reservation
sites, managing petty cash, bookkeeping, decorating the Inn,
doing minor maintenance and any other duties deemed critical to
efficiently managing the Inn. Salary is commensurate with
experience and qualifications. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/HANDYPERSON needed in Needham. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Needham is seeking a part-time Caretaker/Handyperson for eight
hours a week (over three days, must include a few Sunday hours).
Hours are flexible. Payment will be $20/hour. One or more years'
experience caring for a building preferred. Must supply
references. Please see our job description and application at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information and application.

MEXICO

WORK/EXCHANGE available. Our property is located in the south of
Mexico on the Pacific coast, 15 minutes walking distance from the
famous beach of Zipolite and has an ocean view. The area offers
many ecological activities including marine tours where whales,
dolphins and turtles can be seen, boat tours through mangroves to
see crocodiles and migratory birds, surfing, snorkeling,
kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding, bird watching, and
exploring the coast on your own to discover your favorite
deserted beach. People come to enjoy the beach, the hippie vibe
or to experiment an alternative way of living. This is also
popular for yoga retreat, meditation, spiritual and ancestral
healing, rituals and ceremonies. We started in January 2014 and
are still in the phase of development. Our project has very
simple goals: building an ecologic yoga, aguahara area, re-plant
and re-condition the landscape using organic methods of
permaculture, provide a sustainable source of healthy food, while
minimizing consumption of power and water to create a more
harmonious environment. We are interested in people who can
contribute with enthusiasm, skills and ideas. We are looking to
build a Superadobe and bottles house, dig a well, and also do
some landscape and organic garden work. From October 2016 to
April 2017, we are looking for mature and responsible male
volunteers with experience in natural building, Superadobe
construction or carpentry, organic agriculture, and permaculture.
A minimum stay of a week is required, with a maximum of three
weeks. We need general help for the proper functioning of the
project, working three to four hours per day (from 8am five days
a week) in exchange for breakfast, and rustic accommodation
(tent, hammock or outdoor bed with mosquito net), water, shower,
composting toilet, but still no electricity. From June to
September 2017, we are looking for a dog/housesitter only. A
minimum stay of a month is required with a two person maximum. We
need a fit and active, mature, responsible person (friends,
couple, all genders) who would enjoy the occasional opportunity
to move in and care for our property while we are away. Keep the
areas of the house clean and tidy, feed our two dogs, Chili and
Pepper, fix the way up to the land, and water the plants. There
is no electricity, and no Wi-Fi here. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

INN MANAGER(S) NEEDED for a 14-room Select Registry bed and
breakfast located on the beach of Lake Huron, Michigan. This
award winning destination property, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, seeks
an experienced Inn manager or couple possessing creative culinary
skills and the ability to manage inventory, shopping, and special
dietary requests as well as daily operations of the property.
Applicants must be physically fit, computer literate, possess a
positive attitude, passion for guest service, handling guests'
concerns and providing resolutions in a professional manner. A
separate house with utilities, vacation, education and
compensation based on experience with bonus is offered as well as
two days off per week. Non-smokers, and pets allowed. Only
applicants with actual hospitality lodging experience will be
considered. Please send your resume, bio, and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Brooklyn Center.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a caretaker 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. We require that you live at the property which means
you have to qualify as a resident and to live at this particular
property. Must have previous cleaning experience. Caretaking
experience is preferred. 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 will be 78.95 hours/month. Compensation
will be $750.00 monthly rent credit. If you are interested in
this position you must apply online at our application site
located at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed. We are searching for a live on site
caretaker couple for a condominium in Saint Louis Park, in
Hennepin County, Minnesota. The work days are Monday through
Thursday, plus every other weekend. General maintenance and
cleaning required. CPO certified preferred. Please email your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME CARETAKER needed to live on site, for luxury apartments
in Hopkins/Minnetonka. Do you have experience as an apartment
building caretaker, a cleaning person, and/or as a hotel
housekeeper and the desire to make things shine for others? If
so, join the team XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a highly-respected,
multi-award winning Minnesota top workplace for six consecutive
years, and the team at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX! The staff at our
324-unit luxury apartment community nestled in the naturally
beautiful Opus Park Reserve located on the border (literally!) of
Minnetonka and Hopkins seeks a hardworking, self-motivated
individual to join their team to perform common area/building
cleaning, and grounds keeping duties on a routine/daily basis and
to perform a portion of the community's apartment turnovers as
necessary. The person in this position will work 40 hours per
week, with duties assigned throughout all seven days of the week
(the work schedule is primarily Monday through Friday, but every
third week there are some weekend work hours required). The
caretaker also performs a share of the properties' after-hours
emergency on-call duties. The compensation is paid in the form of
a rent allowance that can be applied to a one, two or three
bedroom apartment home. The person in this position must be able
to live at the apartment community. A comprehensive benefits
package, including medical and dental insurances, is also
available. To apply, please complete our employment application
form here: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

COOK/INNKEEPER WANTED for a small country Inn in Martinsdale, MT.
Duties include cooking, housekeeping, laundry, tending to guests
and some light maintenance. Room and board provided plus a wage.
The position runs from now until the end of November. Please send
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

LAS VEGAS, NV. Caretaker Wanted for a large room rental home in
North Las Vegas. Looking for an experienced maintenance man or
couple for a nine bedroom, six bathroom, two kitchen home. This
person (couple) should be experienced, and have references in
minor repairing, especially plumbing and electrical. This is a
pet free, and smoke free home. We do have three outdoor smoking
areas, gated parking and security cameras. Sorry, there is no
room for your travel trailer. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed in Las Vegas. We are currently in
search of a part-time property caretaker to look after a three
bedroom vacation property. The pay is $17 per hour and the hours
are flexible. Hours will vary depending on how busy things are
but are expected to be between 10-30 hours a month. The job is
perfect for someone looking to supplement their income with a job
that offers flexibility. The duties will include ensuring the
property is ready prior to each guests stay, inspecting the
property for any maintenance issues, and helping guests if they
have issues at the property. The closer you live to Rhodes Ranch
in Las Vegas the better. Please respond via our website in order
to submit your application and your resume: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW JERSEY

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX seeks volunteer Host/Resident (single or
couple) to work 25 hours per week in exchange for a private
bedroom, kitchen privileges, food and cell phone allowance and
shared bathrooms. Bedrooms are in guesthouses shared with
retreats. Open year round, we are on 20 peaceful acres in the New
Jersey Pine Barrens, 30 minutes from the ocean and minutes from
town. Applicants should be physically fit, liberal minded, and
respectful of Unitarian Universalist principles. Excellent people
skills, diplomacy, and the ability to work with the public to
help host retreats is essential. Other duties are dependent on
the skills you bring to the table: building maintenance,
housekeeping, plumbing, carpentry, grant writing, landscaping,
pool maintenance, cooking, and social media. A positive and
flexible attitude and ability to work cooperatively with a small
team of hard working, creative people are essential. Please send
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
information.

LONG-TERM CARETAKER needed in Clifton. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is
looking for an experienced veterinary long-term caretaker to join
our staff on a part-time basis. As a member of our staff your
duties will include, walking and feeding dogs, feeding and caring
for cats, medicating animals, occasionally assisting in general
practice, laundry, and cleaning. Nights and alternating weekends
a must. To apply, please fax your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
No phone calls.

JOB OPENING AVAILABLE for an energetic live-in couple to run a 24
room independent motel in Toms River. The candidate should be
fluent in English and should be computer literate.
Responsibilities will include front desk, housekeeping, and minor
maintenance. Experience preferred. You must be flexible,
reliable, dependable, trustworthy and have a willingness to go
above and beyond. Please email your cover letter, resume and
salary expectation to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for immediate
consideration.

NEW MEXICO

VOLUNTEER CAMPGROUND HOST with their own RV needed from May 15
through September 15, 2017 at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located
approximately 32 miles northwest of Tucumcari, NM. We need a
campground host for 20 primitive campsites. A background check
and finger prints are required for security to acquire this
position. Duties include but are not limited to: visitor
information, visitor greetings, assist visitors with park rules
and regulations, assist XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with interpretive
events, daily camp maintenance and cleanup, clean campground
restrooms, irrigate trees, litter control, monitor quiet-hours,
and assist park staff as needed with aquatic invasive species and
courtesy boat inspections. Camp hosts will monitor quiet hours
from 10:00pm until 6:00am, and request campground visitors to
leave by 9:00pm or pay a camping fee. Advise a
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX of any violations. The campground host RV
site has full electric and sewer, and will be provided in return
for 25 to 30 hours per week volunteer services. Please apply
online through our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

SUMMER CAMP SEEKS DYNAMIC DUO for year-round maintenance and
housekeeping positions. Qualified maintenance applicants must
have previous experience and demonstrate skills in electric,
carpentry, building repair, etc., be comfortable with heights,
and have the ability to lift over 75lbs. Qualified housekeeping
applicants must have previous experience. Responsibilities
include vacuuming, washing floors, dusting, window cleaning,
preparing linen sets, making beds, and more. Both maintenance and
housekeeping applicants must be able to organize supplies, keep
detailed inventory, supervise others effectively, pay attention
to detail, and have the ability to recognize problems before they
happen. Both applicants must have a valid driver's license. A
background check is required. The camp is located in Cold Spring,
NY. This is a year round position and includes on site housing,
vehicle, basic utilities, and health insurance. Applicants should
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE SEEKING ONE OR POSSIBLY TWO MORE caretakers for this
fall/winter/spring. We provide housing in exchange for 30 hours
or so of work. We typically engage five to seven for the above
time period so nobody is married to the property and all can take
some time off.  We like to have staff with different skill sets
and abilities. Some who are good with maintenance. Some with
office work. Some with housekeeping. Obviously, those who can
handle more than one responsibility is ideal. The position might
evolve into a full-time resident manager position if one is
interested. No smoking and no pets! If interested, please feel
free to call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A SMALL DOG BOARDING FACILITY needs a responsible person or
couple to look after our dogs. The property is located in upstate
New York. You must love dogs. A couple who could also be handy
with property care and some improvement changes in the farmhouse
would be great. Background check required, and must drive and
speak perfect English. Please email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thank you.

LOOKING FOR A MATURE, LOVING AND CARING, talented, vet tech -
preferably with a vet tech license/caretaker to live-in,
long-term, to care for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies and
adults on a beautiful 8-acre property in Pound Ridge, NY (one
hour North of NYC). Responsibilities include total care of the
dogs (grooming, cleaning, feeding, exercising, training and most
important loving.) Caretaker responsibilities to be discussed
during interview. Person must have a current driver's license, be
a non-smoker, without children, and have verifiable references in
the care of dogs. Please email you resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a three guest-room historic brownstone in
Brooklyn is looking for a year-round, live-in co-innkeeper
starting in November/December, 2016. Responsibilities include
check in and check-outs, managing bookings, preparing organic
made to order breakfast for an average of six and up to ten
guests, shopping and ordering supplies, meticulous housekeeping
and potentially assistance with events. Must enjoy interacting
with guests and have a warm, welcoming manner. Average hours per
week is 30 hours. This position is only appropriate for
individuals or a couple who have lived in New York City and are
genuinely familiar with its geography and sites. It is ideal for
a couple, with one working independently of the house. Must be
pet-friendly. Smoking is not permitted. The position includes
live-in quarters, a salary with the possibility of commissions,
all utilities and internet as well as breakfast. A total of six
weeks' time off will be provided coordinating with the owner, but
only two during the summer. Inquiries should email their resume
and cover letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No calls or drop-ins
please.

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED PERSON/COUPLE to handle farm repairs,
fencing, gardening, landscaping, animal chores.  Skills: tractor,
carpentry abilities, positive attitude.  No smoking. We are
activists and environmentalists, committed to sustainable rural
development and training new farmers. The work is five days each
week, approximately eight hours/day, varying seasonally. We offer
a one bedroom furnished apartment with private entrance, kitchen,
bathroom, living room, Wi-Fi, and utilities. Enjoy our produce,
eggs, goat milk, and participate in farm programs. The above
framework is open to modifications depending on your skills and
interests. For more details about the farm, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER ASSISTANT needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Forestburgh, NY. We are looking for a caretaker assistant for the
tree farm and our property management business. The main
responsibilities will include maintaining buildings and grounds,
monitoring property, taking care of chickens, cats and English
Springer Spaniels as well as cleaning up the grounds and house
every week. While maintenance activities are required all year,
this position allows for a considerable amount of free time,
including having a part-time job elsewhere if needed or desired.
In addition to the monthly stipend, the compensation includes
room and board in our home. Relevant experience in caretaking,
home repair, maintenance, and housecleaning are required for this
position but will train everyone. This is a good opportunity. You
should have good interpersonal skills be a friendly self-starter,
flexible, versatile, communal and open minded to new experiences.
An entrepreneurial spirit is helpful to start new businesses.
College graduates and beginners welcome. Please send your resume
or note about yourself to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CARETAKER for a restored farmhouse on four acres near
Elizabethtown, NY. Quiet, peaceful location with year-round
creek. Position available mid/late October and will consider
short (winter) or longer term options. Reduced/variable rent
offered, depending on skills/qualifications. For more details
please see XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and view pages for information.

NEW ZEALAND

WE ARE LOOKING for a night hostel manager/housekeeper to join our
friendly team at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in central Auckland. We are
a multi-award winning upmarket backpacker's hostel, in a busy,
fast-paced environment where team-work is key, and we focus on
guest experiences and provided outstanding customer service. You
must be experienced in accommodation management, administration
and sales, be knowledgeable about booking systems, and be
self-motivated with a big smile and a responsible attitude! The
successful candidate must have at least one year experience in a
similar managerial position and be confident in engaging with
guests, and all operational aspects of running a busy hostel.
Excellent English language skills are a must in this role. The
position includes two night shifts from 8pm - 12pm covering front
office then on call from 12 midnight for late check ins until
7.30am the following morning and one housekeeping shift on a
Sunday between 10am - 2pm. You will need previous housekeeping
experience and a proven track record of attention to detail. You
must have a valid NZ work visa. You can work for free
accommodation, free laundry, and free Wi-Fi, and will need to
commit for two to three months. Please email your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOSTEL HELPER wanted ASAP. We are located in the heart of
Kerikeri - an ideal central location for visitors to the
beautiful Bay of Islands. You must be able to clean guest rooms
consistently to a high standard. General duties include cleaning
bathrooms and common areas and some deep-cleaning for two hours
and 30 minutes each morning in exchange for free accommodation
and unlimited Wi-Fi. In addition, we offer help in finding
full-time paid work after two weeks work at our hostel. Two weeks
minimum stay required. Come join us in the Winterless Far North
for a few weeks to relax, work and have fun with other working
backpackers at our busy working hostel. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

WINTER CAMPGROUND HOST with own RV needed for the month of
November 2016. Singles or couples are encouraged to apply.
Volunteers will arrive October 31 and depart December 1.
Volunteers will work a rotating schedule, four days on and four
days off averaging at least 20 hours a week. The job duties
include opening and closing the gatehouse during shift. Working
gatehouse will include duties such as greeting visitors, giving
out information, assisting visitors in understanding campground
regulations, collecting fees and following procedures given for
money collection, filling honor vault envelope holder on vault,
posting signs and information as needed, and making two drive
trough's a day of the park. Volunteers will be required to
complete a background check prior to starting, wear a volunteer
shirt or vest as part of job, use appropriate safety equipment as
required, and attend a mandatory training day prior to the start
day. Volunteers will be provided a RV campsite free of charge for
their service. Amenities at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX during the
winter months include 30/50 amp electric and sewer hook-ups at
the host campsite, a dump station in Loop A, and Internet/Wi-Fi
at the gatehouse. While water hook-ups will be unavailable at the
campsites due to lack of pipe insulation, the restrooms and
showers in the insulated Loop A bathhouse will stay open, and a
water spigot will be available at the adjacent well house that
can be used to fill up RV/camper holding tanks. Laundry
facilities will be available for use at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Please apply online through our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORWAY

INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? We are working full-time prepping the boat for
crossing over to Inverness, Scotland. After a sea trail to
Denmark and back we see that there is plenty of things that
should be done with our ship. The slippery deck is #1 on the
list. We plan to paint with epoxy paint mixed with sand on both
the inside of the boat and the outside. Everything else seems to
work OK, but there is always stuff needing to be fixed on a new
boat. Our list is still long but getting shorter each day. If you
want to join us along the coast of Europe from Scotland down to
the Canary Islands through December, short distance or longer,
just send us an email message. We are also looking for a crew for
our Atlantic crossing. Please send an email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX explaining why you would be interested in
our community and please place this in the Subject Line:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Application so we know you have been reading
this. Love from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - a sea gypsy tribe of
tomorrow!

OKLAHOMA

HOUSESITTER NEEDED from December 15th, 2016 to January 15th, 2017
for our three-bedroom home in the Oklahoma City area. We need a
dog-lover to look after our two cute Poodles, who need cuddles
(and food), and to be walked twice each day. Our home is very
close to the I40, and just 20 minutes by car to the city. A large
park is a short walk away, along with walking trails and tennis
courts. You must keep our house in good shape while we are away,
because we expect it to be the same when we return. If you are
interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

ACTIVE PENSION COUPLE needed for a 10,000 acre working remote
cattle ranch is southeastern Oregon. Need part-time help two to
three days a week in exchange for a two bedroom, one bath home
and utilities. Duties include yard work, light handyman duties,
light cleanup, and light mechanical experience would be a plus.
References required and a background check will be done. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LONG-TERM, PART-TIME JOBS AVAILABLE for a middle aged couple.
Salaries provided with a secluded river cabin, paid utilities,
and satellite TV. The property consists of two beautiful forested
private islands. Positions are available now for a trustworthy
pair to work on Oregon's famed Rogue fishing river for an
informal retired couple. We are seeking an experienced gardener,
housekeeper and good cook to maintain multiple gardens and lawns,
feed horses, clean corals, run and maintain the farm equipment
and irrigation system. Should possess cheerful sense of humors
and respect privacy. Require a clean driver's license and the
ability to pass background checks. Sober habits - smoke free
cabin. Please send resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

REMOTE 300 ACRE OREGON RANCH needs caretaker(s). Surrounded by
National Forest, the nearest neighbor is ten miles away. Winter
access limited some years. Cabin provided, solar electricity.
Small stipend, additional paid work available, especially cutting
firewood, building maintenance and construction, and vehicle
mechanizing. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

B&B CARETAKER needed in southwest Portland. Looking for an
extremely detail oriented, organized, and guest service
professional. Must love working with all different sorts of
people and be the face of our 5 star B&B, meet and greet guests
of B&B, manage on-site maintenance and repairs apartments, manage
daily operations, including sweeping outside stairs, watering
plants, wiping down rails etc., collecting mail sorting garbage
and taking out on collection days, walk through - before and
after guests, oversee cleaning crew, inspection of home after
cleaners or work crews are done to make sure it is ready for
guests, check in guests from 4:00pm on (in most cases), be the
guest point of contact and offer assistance as they need, file
damage reports when needed, and respond to emails and texts in a
timely manner. You will be our main contact for all issues
regarding the home. This is a part-time job but requires someone
who is a full-time resident of the home. Pay can be worked
according to applicant and experience. Please email your cover
letter, resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Prior work
experience in Hospitality/detailed cleaning or similar position
required. Thanks.

PENNSYLVANIA

CARETAKER NEEDED, in my home located 12 miles outside of
Uniontown. We live in Isabella, in Luzerne Township in Fayette
County. I have a 54-year-old fiancé who is not in the best
of health. I work for the Fire Department and do wildfire
containment, so I'm all over the United States and I don't know
when I have to go. I'm looking for a female caretaker to stay
with her when I have to go. We have a six bedroom house, a
Pitbull dog who is very friendly, and a cat. I never know exactly
how long I am going to be gone for. She is very capable of taking
care of herself, but I would just like to have a companion with
her and not leave her alone. If interested, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A BEAUTIFUL, 5-ROOM BED AND BREAKFAST near Hershey, PA has an
immediate opening for an experienced innkeeper or couple to
manage all operations - breakfast, housekeeping, maintaining
grounds, reservations, check-ins/outs, bookkeeping, marketing,
staff and vendor management. A historic home with modern
comforts, we have an excellent reputation and strong return guest
business in a friendly, small town. We need a warm host/hostess
to treat our guests like family, while keeping a pristine home
and maintaining our relationship with the community. Knowledge of
ThinkReservations and QuickBooks a plus. The compensation package
includes a salary, bonuses based on revenue, paid vacation and
living quarters. It is a peaceful, pastoral place to live the B&B
lifestyle. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE

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

TEXAS

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME HOUSESITTER for two to three weeks
a month in Springtown, TX. We run a small quarantine facility for
kill pen horses. We are looking for someone to stay overnight at
our place while we're gone out of town. You can come and go as
you please as long as you stay over and take care of the place
and the animals. Pay is $10/hour, three to four hours a day paid
weekly via PayPal. Feedings are twice a day to the outside
animals and once a day to the dogs. We have two dogs, a donkey,
steer and at least two horses at all times. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

A WEST TEXAS RANCH is looking for a middle-aged couple as
caretakers for absentee owners' houses, grounds and vehicles.
This is a full-time, permanent position for a couple with good
people skills, team players with good morals and clean records.
No drugs, smoking or drinking and no kids. Duties include
housekeeping (cleaning, light laundry, grocery shopping), grounds
keeping (lawn/grounds maintenance and landscape projects) and
routine maintenance of owners' houses and vehicles. Skills
include plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, HVAC, audio
visual, vehicle and equipment repairs. Must be computer literate.
No ranch duties involved. Competitive salary, nice housing,
utilities and ranch vehicle provided. Please send your complete
employment history with names and dates of employers, skills
possessed and salary requirements for the couple to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A MAN AND WIFE TEAM for maintenance grounds keeping
on a Texas Hill Country ranch and resort. Would need to be
computer literate, outgoing and personable. Must have your own
RV. The owners will furnish space and all utilities per month
plus salary. This would be perfect for a retired couple. Please
mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

NEED AN EXPERIENCED RANCH AND FARM WORKER in the Central Texas
area. Duties include caring for cattle, mixing feed for cattle
and horses, fence repair, welding pens and corrals. House and
pickup included. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WANTED - a hard-working ranch foreman for a Bastrop County, Texas
ranch, with 3,000 acres plus lease land. 500 calves weaned each
year with others preconditioned over the winter for summer
grazing in Oklahoma. We plant 500 acres of oats each year. You
must be able to doctor calves, maintain ranch equipment, pens,
etc., and perform minor carpentry, electrical repair, water line
maintenance and some fence building. Strong organizational skills
are required to supervise additional ranch hands. Good housing
and pay available for a hard worker. Please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

UTAH

A HOUSESITTING POSITION is available in suburban Salt Lake City
from mid-October until around June 2017, while the owners are out
of the country. It's a large, five bedroom, fully furnished house
with all amenities in an upscale neighborhood, near schools and
shopping centers, and close to the I-15. Very light duties are
expected and include watering the plants, taking care of the yard
and communicating with the owners via email, or by cell phone if
any emergencies develop. We also just received a new puppy, so
dog care will be required. If interested, please write to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please include references and your past
housesitting experience. Thank you.

VERMONT

WE ARE IN NEED OF A LIVE-IN NON-SMOKING INNKEEPER, with no pets
and a warm personality for five room historic B&B in Vermont
Village in Southern Vermont. Ability to prepare breakfast is
essential. Other responsibilities would include cleaning house,
laundry and most importantly providing our guests with a
wonderful experience.  The compensation package includes free
housing, two days off weekly, and two weeks paid vacation after
one year of service. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part
of a low stress, elegant B&B! Please send your resume and salary
requirements to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A CARETAKER in Hardwick, the gateway to the Northeast
Kingdom of Vermont. Looking for a handy, personable individual or
couple who can assist me with maintenance and renovation projects
while I'm here and handle basic bookkeeping and tenant
communication when I'm out of town. We have been renovating our
c.1865 mansion and attached barn into commercial and residential
living space for the past decade. Experience with aging buildings
and creative solutions are a plus! I'll be working out of town
and need someone to manage responsibilities, around 20 hours a
week in my absence. No smoking, drugs or alcohol. No cats, I have
a friendly dog who would appreciate another well-behaved dog in
the house. Housing is provided; Caretaker will have their own
bedroom with private bath and shared common spaces, and kitchen.
Looking for an initial three-month commitment, with the hopes it
would grow into mutually agreed on one-year position. This area
is known for its alternative agriculture practices, skiing,
biking, and hunting. This would be ideal for an artist or writer
with plenty of life experience who is looking to relocate to
Vermont or simply change the pace of their life. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with cover letter and references. I'm happy
to email photos and more info.

VIRGINIA

BEAUTIFUL 1,000 ACRE PROPERTY in Palmyra (central Virginia) is in
need of a farm hand/caretaker starting ASAP. Housing will be
provided with fair compensation. The job responsibilities would
include: cutting and baling hay experience required; maintaining
and repairing the various pieces of equipment on the farm:
including tractors, balers, cutter/conditioners, mowers, garden
machinery, chain saws, wood splitter, and appliances. Generator
maintenance required and maintenance of the outdoor boiler. Will
need to repair and maintaining farm infrastructure (ponds and
roads), do general repair work (carpentry, minor electric and
plumbing), and mowing of fields and haying of fields. Please
email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING AN ORGANIZED, ENERGETIC and customer oriented individual
or couple to act as Innkeeper(s) for an expanding Virginia Inn
that reaches a varied audience from corporate to leisure guests.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to cooking,
inventory management, shopping, managing and scheduling staff,
marketing and social media, reservations, housekeeping, and
overall accountability to owner. Must be team players and
understand the nuances of providing the best experience for all
guests and team members. This year-round position includes
off-site housing, health insurance, paid vacation and a bonus for
the right candidate. Previous lodging experience is required and
compensation will be offered as appropriate. No smoking. Vehicle
required. Please email your resume, references and cover letter
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WALES

CARETAKER NEEDED at Ponthir Church School. The position of a
school caretaker has arisen at Ponthir Church in Wales. The
school is set in the quiet village of Ponthir, southwest of the
county borough of Torfaen, and occupies an enviable position
within the village. This is a small village school which has an
important position within the village community. As the school
caretaker you will be very much part of our close knit team and
will work closely with school staff and the village community.
Ponthir Church School is a creative, friendly and family
orientated establishment with excellent academic standards. We
would welcome someone who wishes to work in a small Church School
and be part of our dynamic team. Please send resumes and local
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

SEEKING A FULL-TIME EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER with supervisory
experience for a private, Seattle-area client. Excellent salary
and benefits provided. Also seeking part-time Housekeepers with
experience cleaning high-end private homes. Hourly and salaried
positions available. Please send your resume and cover letter to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

BRING IN YOUR OWN 5TH WHEEL for year round living in the Palouse,
the rolling wheat fields of Washington. Private home on 10 acres
needs maintenance during the Spring until Fall. Lawn, flower
beds, garden, weeding, handyman upkeep. In the winter just keep
an eye on the two dogs and two cats. Must be a non-smoker, single
or couple. Please contact me at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME ONSITE CARETAKER needed for a 28-unit waterfront
condominium complex in Old Bellevue. The position is available
October 1. Applicants must possess strong handyman capabilities,
be skilled in mechanics and construction, and possess a
professional, highly service-oriented attitude toward the owners
and maintaining our three building facility in top-notch
condition. Standard onsite duty hours run Monday through Friday
from 9:00am through noon, plus one hour/day of flex time to be
utilized during the balance of workdays. Compensation includes
free on-site housing (excluding utilities) in a detached one
bedroom, one bathroom, approximately 1,300 sq. ft. cottage plus
two (uncovered) parking stalls, access to the swimming pool, plus
$1,600/month, and paid vacation. One small pet (dog only)
allowed. A background and credit check will be conducted. Please
email your cover letter, resume, references, and any questions to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GENERAL MAINTENANCE HELP WANTED in the Spokane Valley. Full-time,
Christian couple wanted for general property maintenance for the
owner's commercial properties as well as the owner's home.
Commercial property maintenance skills required with experience
and good working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, carpentry,
sheet-rocking, painting, yard and sprinklers. Also some auto
maintenance. Positions will include house and commercial bathroom
cleaning. Computer and basic office skills very helpful. Must be
non-smoking, no drugs or alcohol. Valid driver's licenses
required. Need resumes and references and you will be subject to
a background check. Compensation includes on-site residence and
utilities. Only husband and wife couples need apply. Please
respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a beautiful 900 acre easement property
surrounded by the Monongahela National State Park and is in a
quiet zone for the nearby Green Bank Radio Astronomy Observatory.
We are looking to hire a healthy couple seeking to live a rural
lifestyle. The position involves maintaining the property.
Skilled in outdoor work and familiarity with use, maintenance and
repair of equipment are essential. Housesitting and caretaking of
animals, dogs, cats, horses, and cattle in owner's absence.
Living quarters provided, salary negotiable, beginning October
2017. If the job appeals to you, living in a rural area is what
you want and your job skills are what we need, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.  

WISCONSIN

APARTMENT CARETAKER needed. A permanent, part-time person is
needed to provide building and unit maintenance, repair, and
janitorial services at the apartments located in the
Holmen/Onalaska area. Lawn and grounds, snow removal work also
required. Hours will be flexible. Compensation based on
experience and ability. This would be a good job for a retired,
or semi-retired person. The caretaker can start immediately.
Please mail your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for on-site property management at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in downtown Richland Center. Light
maintenance and the cleaning of grounds and facility will be
required. Compensation includes a free quality, modern two
bedroom apartment, plus a monthly salary. If interested, please
mail your resume and letter of interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WYOMING

PROFESSIONAL CARETAKERS WANTED. Full-time caretakers wanted to
manage a compound of four homes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Married
couples only please. No young children. The properties are
located in Teton National Park and are 23 miles from the south
gate of Yellowstone National Park. The homes are used for family
and company outings. This is a caretaker's dream job. Only
experienced caretakers or estate managers need apply. Applicants
must have a proven record of attention to detail and management
skills. Duties include: maintenance; housekeeping; lawn care and
landscaping; management of property vehicles; event planning;
cooking, when required, and the ability to manage all the
financial aspects for the properties; among other job
responsibilities. Must pass a background check, have a good
driving record, good communication and management skills,
physically fit, self-motivated, good judgment and ability to work
independently and be positive and flexible. Competitive salary
and benefits, including healthcare and 401K. Compensation
includes living quarters in a 1,800 square foot, three bedroom
cabin backing to a creek and Teton National Forrest. You'll see
lots of wildlife - moose, bear, and elk on the back deck of the
cabin. Please send a current resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX No phone calls please.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Cook available.  Have knives, will travel. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Reliable, rugged dog handler and wildlife/field biologist seeks
home base/accommodation in scenic location for herself and a
well-behaved conservation detection dog (small Border Collie) in
exchange for manual labor, cooking plus cleaning, and animal
care. Very hard worker, happy to pick up/refresh skills
(chainsaw, etc.). From January 2016, ideally in OR, WA or CA.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Desired For An Estate Manager/Personal Assistant/Companion
* experienced in historic restoration and land reclamation
* trained in horticulture with a Master Gardener accreditation
* influenced by art and foreign cultural exposure for creative
design solutions
* educated in linguistic clarity; bilingual in Spanish
* managed staff and vendors for residences averaging 7,000 square
feet, in country and city
* raised within a Christian and diplomatic environment, the
daughter of an American ambassador
* had a companionship role with neighboring widows helping in the
adjustment to their loss
* lived with animals throughout life, being compatible with all
sorts, monkeys included
* accomplished successful sales as an owner, including Auburn to
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
* have a pioneering spirit making relocation an adventure
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Stoneprofessional will be able to start to finish all your
remodeling needs. From design to construction we are there for
you. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Older retired executive couple desires a long-term opportunity to
caretake your property. Can do light maintenance, gardening, and
we love all kinds of animals. Have great references. Areas of
interest are the highlands of: Hawaii, Oregon Coast, Mount
Shasta, CA, Central America Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica,
etc. We have a very friendly and well behaved dog. Please contact
the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker/Housesitter available in the Asheville/Atlanta/Athens,
Georgia area. I have written a new book, A Train With No Engineer
by John Kunz, which you can find at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and I
need some time for my book promotion. I can take great care of
your home and property and do excellent yardwork. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, mature woman looking for live on property position in
Montana. Currently reside in the western side of state, prefer to
stay in the region. Experienced, qualified with animal care,
horses, MT CDL, landscaping, heavy equipment. Own RV to live in
if needed. Salary requested, no texts please. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Honest, hardworking, reliable, detail oriented, healthy empty
nesters seeking caretaking/property manager or B&B caretaker
opportunity. Excellent references, experienced, and varied skill
set including general commercial and home property maintenance,
licensed electrician, plumbing, HVAC, painting, vehicle and
equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, light carpentry, general
landscape care, housekeeping, pet care, and more! Available
January 2017. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Multi-Skilled Global Caretaker Available Long-Term. Excellent
references and a great personality! Please visit my website for
more information at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you!

Skilled Couple Seeking Work/Life Adventures in beautiful
destination locations where the highest quality work is
appreciated.  He is a licensed general contractor (OR and WA) and
finish carpenter. His work trailer is packed with tools to make a
small construction crew highly productive. She is a
Jill-of-all-trades office manager and operations manager
proficient in bookkeeping, marketing, personnel oversite,
customer service, etc. She is happy to work in an office or on a
jobsite. Combined experience in construction, hospitality,
caregiving, guiding, hunting, biking, backpacking, guest
ranching, horse and barn care, etc. We are seeking short or
long-term opportunities in rural destination locations. We are
accustomed to living off-grid and we share our life adventures
with our two dogs. Our business website is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and our email is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Semi-retired professional couple looking to caretake a vacation
home. We are homeowners who are looking to live in a resort area
where recreational activities are available to meet our active
lifestyle. He has a background in law enforcement management and
she was a technology director. He is skilled at mechanics and
maintenance and she loves landscaping and cooking. Both are
healthy and enjoy martial arts and outdoor activities. For more
information, please contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Live-In Caretaker Available In California. Single male, 65, no
dependents, Have 30 years' experience. Available right away,
long-term, permanent. Can do housesitting, pet-sitting/horse
care, grounds keeping, and light maintenance. Have landscaping,
light irrigation, hospitality and home security experience for
your house, farm, ranch, large and small properties in
California. I prefer California. Retired professional tailor, and
experienced handyman. Have much security guard experience, safety
minded background, reliable, self-motivated. Able bodied,
vegetarian, multi-task experience in basic
house-keeping/cleaning, property maintenance, management,
emergency preparedness, disaster prevention. Was neighborhood
anti-violence organizer with non-profit groups in the 1970's and
1980's in the San Francisco Bay Area. Have basic skills in home
gardening, cooking, clean up, hauling, accounting, book keeping,
self-publishing, secretarial skills, computer, Internet, data
intake, management, TV and Radio production, filming, recording,
editing, duplication, etc. I do not smoke or drink, or do any
drugs or pot. Have a current California driver's license,
registration and current car insurance. My Ford van is available
to give you safe rides, deliveries, pick-ups, run errands and day
trips in town, or country. I can email my resume with excellent
references. Please call soon: Cell XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, San
Francisco, California. I need, a quiet, clean private living
quarters/apartment or cottage with above caretaker position.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker seeks position on a farm, with experience on horse
farms and produce farmer's market (organic vegetable and
orchards). Plow/disc/weed/water/fixed fences and tend animals.
Pick, grade, and harvest fruit and vegetables to can. Arborist by
trade with ability to take on side jobs (plumbing, drywall,
carpentry, painting, etc.). Prefer a dairy position anywhere.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Experienced, mature couple with well-behaved older dog looking
for long-term, live-in position, preferably in Colorado or
Northern New Mexico but will consider anything interesting. We
have over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Estate
Management; managing multiple properties, project management,
event planning and execution, identifying and managing vendors,
troubleshooting major and minor household issues, pet and animal
care, landscaping and budgeting. We can be reached at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Healthy, conscientious, spiritual, clean, quiet mature female,
non-smoker, no pets, living in Santa Barbara, CA for the past 14
years, ready for a change. My interest is relocating to Montana,
the Bigfork/Kalispell/Whitefish area and finding a housesitting
position to ease that transition. My business, Theta Healing
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) allows me to work from home via
phone/skype. What I bring to your home is calmness, respect,
honesty and integrity, I will care for your property with the
respect and dignity it deserves, Minimum stay of three months, up
to 18 maximum. No animal/pet-sitting. Excellent references, I can
be reached at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Responsible, tidy, organized, quiet, mature, non-smoker,
pet-free, non-partying, Virgo writer, Health Consultant seeking
housing/work exchange. California Central Coast preferred.
Possibly Mexico. Beach towns only. Experienced housesitter, with
excellent references. Spanish/French speaker,  cred. teacher,
licensed Massage. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
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as an independent business (from the Inn). The rent is negotiable
and includes the use of two dining rooms, one attractive porch
dining area and a fully equipped, completely rebuilt, commercial
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of August 2014 and features twenty two rooms, which provide a
"built in" customer base for the restaurant. The existing
restaurant (though closed at the present), Restaurant 1850, rose
to the number one (out of 67) restaurants on Trip Advisor in less
than three months! All our current Inn guests are inquiring "when
will the restaurant reopen?" The person who rents this restaurant
could possibly also provide a breakfast service for the Inn.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is located just off of I-81 on Highway 11,
five miles north of Lexington, Virginia, a small, historic,
college town located at the southern end of the beautiful
Shenandoah Valley. The area is steeped in history and is one of
the Virginia's most popular tourist attractions. Please view our
website to get a "feel" for this magnificent opportunity:
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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,
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