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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
   
NEW HOUSESITTING AND CARETAKING LISTINGS are received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced with “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.
THIS IS OUR 167th ISSUE!   (206) 462-1818   www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                      Volume 28, Number 5

September/October 2010                      ISSN 1074-3642


HIGHLIGHTS

-Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 120+ caretaking opportunities in 35 states
and 25 countries
-Caretaker Profile
Would you like a Little Caretaker Job with that Wine?
-Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

PLEASE NOTE: NEW HOUSESITTING AND CARETAKING LISTINGS are
received at THE CARETAKER GAZETTE every day. Some listings are
only published in an issue of THE CARETAKER GAZETTE, and other
listings are emailed out the same day the listing comes in to THE
CARETAKER GAZETTE. For this Sample Page, all contact information
has been removed from the listings below and has been replaced
with “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”.

ALASKA 

SUMMER SEASONAL FACILITIES MANAGER wanted for remote Alaskan
lodge(s). You will be responsible for operating and maintaining
the physical infrastructure of two remote lodges, including
tools, equipment, buildings, vehicles and grounds. During the
summer season, this person trains, supervises and instructs a
four to six person crew. A full job description and application
instructions are available on the employment pages of the
company. Please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to apply.

CARETAKING COUPLE needed from September 1, 2010 - May 15, 2011 on
a comfortable, alternative energy, Alaska Peninsula, remote
homestead. You can enjoy wildlife, fish, hydroelectric power,
internet, phone, chickens, greenhouse, woodworking shop and
sauna. Skiff/outboard, general mechanical and maintenance skills
are required. Remote living experience recommended. A monthly
stipend will be provided. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  

ARGENTINA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PERSON to meet guests at the bus terminal
and someone who can work at the reception area and assist with
the cleaning of our hostel. For five hours of work per day, five
days per week, we offer accommodation and breakfast. The minimum
stay is 30 days. We are located in the beautiful province of
Cordoba. Activities include horseback riding and we are located
close to Quebrada del Cordito National Park for trekking and Los
Gigantes for rock climbing. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We offer a full
immersion program in gaucho culture. Live the life of an
Argentine cowboy on one of the world’s last frontiers. You
will be assigned a cattle horse and traditional gaucho tack. 
This program is for experienced riders only and you will be
primarily responsible for your horse’s health and welfare.
You will live, work and eat alongside one of our gauchos or
alone. Our immersion program is not for the faint hearted. You
will spend long days in the saddle performing livestock
management. Your work will be physical and our gauchos speak only
Castillano. Volunteers who have completed this program consider
it one of the best experiences of their life. To learn more,
please go to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A NON-PROFIT ECO-VILLAGE is seeking volunteers who are interested
in engaging in sustainable activities, including organic
gardening, eco-building, teaching English, etc. Experience a 
vegetarian  lifestyle,  yoga, meditation, art, etc. We are
located just 36 miles from Buenos Aires. Please visit our website
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to get more info about the park
and program. If you wish to expand your horizons and be connected
with nature and the inner self, please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ARIZONA 

LOOKING FOR a retired, traditional or non-traditional couple who
are hard-working and self-motivated for animal caretaker/office
employment. No salary, but receive a rent free and utility free
new apartment on the sanctuary grounds. Please send your resume
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RETIRED COUPLE WITH RV needed for a caretaker position near
Quartzsite. Need a caretaker couple now to watch over my 30
acres. After a 30 day trial period, we can discuss long-term
possibilities. Free RV spot provided with full hook-ups. Will
just need to pay for electricity. Please email a letter of
interest and your references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ARKANSAS 

CARETAKER NEEDED. I am looking for a couple or individual with
experience in horses and home maintenance. Responsibilities
including but not limited to feeding, pasture maintenance, barn
and property maintenance and cleanup. Knowledge of equipment
maintenance will be a plus, and there will be minor to major
house repairs. Pet sitting needed when I travel. Compensation is
a three bedroom/two bath home, additional compensation depending
on experience. Pets welcome. Interested parties, please contact 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a small herb farm in northwestern Arkansas,
working toward sustainability. Herbal repository and organic
certification are long term goals. We are very primitive;
activities vary day to day and season to season. We tend to work
hard and play hard - do a lot of hiking - swim in hot afternoons
and at times have to change gears abruptly - depending on what is
happening. Our goal, besides gaining helpers is to share how to
convert for survival level farming to a sustainable lifestyle,
and creating a place that will be a viable site for our
grandchildren. Please write to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hello Gary and Thea, we just wanted to write you and thank you
for all the help and wonderful articles you have done for all
these years with The Caretaker Gazette. Ever since we started
getting your magazine back in the 1990s we have enjoyed all the
articles and it has found us many good people with the
"Caretaking Heart". We even got to participate in the
"Caretaker Profile". We hope for you to continue this
fine publication for a very long time to come. We have been
blessed throughout our many years and sometimes we forget to
thank the people who are a large part of our lives. We always
look forward to the next issue. Thank you again so much for all
your kind and sincere words. Best to you and your family, M. and
L. R., Wellborn, TX 

Thanks for taking the time to write to us, Mark and Leann. We
love running the Gazette and appreciate your kind comments. You
have brightened our day here!

We are in the beginning planning stages of (possibly) becoming
full-time caretakers. While we perform the (not so fun) financial
planning process, we are also enjoying the necessary research
into this new occupation. We would like very much to talk
one-on-one with current caretakers located in the Midwest
(Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky) to
discuss the “good, the bad, and the ugly” about
caretaking and receive direct, honest advice about this career
before “putting both feet into the water.” We also
welcome contact from other areas of the U.S. but, since we
currently reside in Indiana, we are hopeful to, possibly, visit a
caretaker in this region to see, first-hand, the environment in
which they live. Thanks in advance to those property caretakers
who respond to us. With appreciation, E. and L. E., Lebanon, IN

Thanks for writing, Ed and Lynn. Please realize that every
caretaking environment and situation is different. Subscribers
who are currently caretaking in the Midwest who wouldn’t
mind a “pick your caretaking brain” conversation
please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call them at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. 

I have an online subscription and love all the email updates I
receive from the Gazette almost every day. I have yet to log in
using my password to read an issue of the Gazette. Am I missing
anything by not reading your online issues? H. F. Baltimore. MD

Henry, you are missing a lot! You should log in to
www.caretaker.org anytime, at your convenience, to read the
current issue. Each issue has 16 pages. Many ads are only
published in our issues – and never appear in our email
updates. We also have these Letters to the Editor (I hope you
have logged in so you can see your Letter published here) and our
Caretaker Profile story. We also have our Situations-Wanted
section. If you need any help in logging in – please email
us at caretaker@caretaker.org and we’ll provide you with
very easy log-in instructions to use. Please don’t call us
– because of security concerns, we don’t give out
password information over the phone.  

Please run our caretaker-wanted ad again. Thanks to you, we now
have two wonderful caretakers living on our retreat. We provide
the caretakers with the opportunity to live in one of the most
beautiful spots on the planet and volunteer their labors to make
it possible for teachers to offer an affordable retreat time to
their students. So good news from your publication – we
achieved great results with our Gazette ad! Happy days. J. S.
Stanchfield, MN

Judith, I'm glad to hear that your caretaker-wanted ad in the
Gazette resulted in positive responses to help you with your
property needs there. It sounds like your property will be in
good hands. Please spread the good word about the Gazette to
other property owners in your area who can use it.

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

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

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AUSTRALIA

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. A new lifestyle estate for the over
50’s has been developed in Shepparton, Victoria. Our client
is seeking to employ a couple for the live-in caretaker position.
The live-in caretaker will be responsible to monitor and respond
to the village emergency system seven nights per week and
weekends. The successful couple will be required to live in the
new three bedroom home within the estate. A First Aid Certificate
will be required. Interested applicants should forward your
application letter and resume to Workforce On Tap, PO Box 1755,
Shepparton VIC 3632 Australia. For further enquiries please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ACTIVE PENSIONER CARETAKER COUPLE required for a hay/cattle
property, in the Gympie, Queensland area. Some mechanical
experience preferred. Keen gardeners a must, in exchange for a
house and small wage. To apply, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after 7:30pm.

ONSITE CARETAKERS needed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking
to employ an experienced couple to manage and maintain various
inner city residential buildings in Darwin. Duties will include:
cleaning and garden maintenance of the common property, building
inspections and the supervision of sub contractors, and providing
an on call service to the residents. The applicant should have: a
sound understanding of building maintenance, a Northern Territory
driver's license, and the ability to operate independently and
have efficient and well organized work practices. The successful
applicant will be provided with: onsite accommodation, a motor
vehicle, and a mobile phone and the equipment to carry out their
duties. A salary will be offered commensurate with experience and
workload. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or call our office at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN CARETAKER/KENNEL HAND required for a small family owned
boarding kennel in the Townsville, Queensland area. Self
contained accommodation available on site. Duties include
cleaning, walking of dogs, feeding of dogs and cats, yard
maintenance, office duties and more. For more information please
call  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a cattle operation in Augusta, Western
Australia. Cattle experience is essential. The job requires only
approximately 10 – 15 hours per week and is suitable for a
local resident. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/S NEEDED for a Bauhinia cattle property to assist with
lawn maintenance, and occasional feeding of dogs and stabled
horses. House and power supplied. Must be responsible and tidy.
Good district to live in. Pensioners welcome to apply. Flexible
position. Please apply to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

BELIZE

EXPERIENCE TROPICAL SUSTAINABLE Living. No experience necessary.
Prefer couple or two adults to caretake
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a self sufficient integrated
homestead. Age not a factor if you are in reasonably good health.
A minimum commitment of four weeks or more, anytime of the year.
For details, email:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BRAZIL

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs volunteers. We are situated in
the middle of a rainforest, outside of Rio de Janeiro. The
orphanage aims to take children away from the aggression, drugs
and criminality in Rio and surrounding suburbs. It provides these
children with shelter, nutrition, education and a lot of freedom
to play. Your help is needed! The volunteer program at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is completely free. Volunteers
receive airport pick-up, accommodation, food, training, and
access to “capoeira” classes in exchange for their
services. Volunteering here is a unique cultural experience
– you will get to know the Brazilian culture, have the
freedom to set up your own projects and the opportunity to build
relationships with some truly amazing children and adolescents!
We require intermediate Portuguese skills, a six month to two
year volunteer period, and, ideally, experience in working with
children and teenagers. More information about the program and
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX can also be found at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs volunteers. We are near the
town of Botucatu, São Paulo State; our main activity is
our animals: dairy buffaloes (the Murrah breed of water buffalo),
some 30 future dairy cows and our seven horses. We feed them
daily, do fence work, etc. We also grow herbs, dry them, and sell
tea, make and sell buffalo cheese and have some fruit trees.
Landscaping, clearings, and similar activities are very frequent.
We work with very few machines; instead use the buffalo’s
power to work on the land. During summer – December,
January, and February mainly (the rainy season) – we plant
trees (reforestation), most of them locally produced. We expect
our volunteers to help where needed. Volunteers have two days off
a week and are expected to work about eight hours a day. We
provide food and lodging (singular rooms with facilities only for
the volunteers use and if so wished the possibility to use a
separate kitchen) for people joining us. Our family can
communicate in English, German and French besides Portuguese (our
native tongue is Swiss). We will consider a six month to one year
stay as ideal but we can also accept shorter times. Farm skills,
handicrafts, former experience, a high degree of self motivation
and other features are desired and welcome. Please email a brief
life story, mentioning basics about yourself: schooling, skills
& hobbies to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA

LONG-TERM CARETAKER needed in Placer County. This is a live-in
position. Applicants must currently live in the area. Must have
resume and references with proven longevity in prior employment
as a groundskeeper/caretaker. I am searching for a caretaker with
experience in maintenance, repairs, and grounds-keeping; building
and repairing fences; using equipment such as tractors, a dozer,
a backhoe, and trucks; installing and repairing irrigation;
planning and maintaining orchards; handling small livestock; and
running errands/appointments. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for an Upscale B&B in Fallbrook (San
Diego County). We are seeking a full-time, live-in caretaker
couple who will be responsible for general landscape maintenance,
housekeeping, inventory, shopping and security of our Inn. On
premise accommodations are provided. Must speak fluent English,
have an excellent driving record, and be willing to work weekends
or nights. This position has the ability to grow into an
Innkeeper position which then would require hosting, cooking,
computer and telephone skills. Please no pets, no children, and
no smoking. A background check will be conducted before hiring.
Please email your resume and references to 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER POSITION available in the south end of the San
Joaquin Valley, near Bakersfield on the Porterville Highway.
Seeking a retired/semi-retired couple for a long-term position.
You must be familiar with livestock, and be able to check and
mend fences, gates and water systems. General maintenance is good
for the tractor and ranch equipment, as well as the buildings.
There is a 12'X60/patio mobile home including electricity, water
and sewer. This is a mature estate in a very quiet setting of
rolling hills with views of the surrounding mountains. Ranch
photos are available upon request. You must enjoy the desert
summers and winters in this end of the valley. Groundskeeping is
seasonal although there will be some weekly clean-ups, and flower
bed grooming. We're 20 miles from downtown Bakersfield, and 10
miles from a hospital, some banking and grocery stores. No
children living at home. Vacation time is pre-scheduled by ranch
staff. Salary and other issues are all negotiable. Two ranch
hands are on call for additional help. To apply, please email
your resume' and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CALIFORNIA HIGH SIERRAS, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking
for a second, year-round person with salary and housing, off grid
and green, non-smoking/pets. Duties include facilities, equipment
maintenance, snow removal, store register, fishing boat and kayak
rentals, phone reservations, housekeeping, people and computer
skills, and off season caretaking. Must love the outdoors and be
fit-hiking, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, cross-country
skiing, and snowshoeing. Please email a short resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED in Sherman Oaks. I am searching for a live-in
caretaker, six days/week. Pay is $1,300/month. Experience and a
driver's license will be very helpful. To apply, please email
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax it to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PART-TIME RANCH CARETAKER POSITION available in southern
California in exchange for living in a 26 foot trailer on our 35
acres in a national forest. Your horse can be included. Please
call for more details: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GROUNDS AND CARETAKER COUPLE needed in exchange for a nice home
in Sonoma County. If you have experience in caretaking property
and everything that is required to do so - are able to provide
security on a nice estate parcel without listening to loud music
- drinking or smoking – we will consider an exchange of
full rent for a separate residence. Must be hardworking and
stable. Must be able to provide good work references and a clean
DMV report. Some furnishings and partial utilities will be
provided. Only those with these qualifications need apply. Please
email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FREE RENT in exchange for work on a game bird ranch in Anza. The
caretaker’s living quarters will be a 28' 5th wheel
trailer, along with a metal shed and pipe corral if you have a
horse. I provide water and propane and pay the first $30 a month
for electricity. I need two to three hours a day, six days a
week, to do chores. Chores include collecting eggs, feeding and
watering chicks, and feeding and checking the adult birds. You
must be responsible, dependable and honest. No smoking or
drinking. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER NEEDED on a 20 acre farm in Northern California for the
year 2011, potential of longer stay. Prefer a couple. Nurture
thirty young orchard trees, vegetable garden, upkeep watering
systems, and abate brush. Must be passionate about pursuing
self-reliance, honest, hard-working, and sober. This is an
incredible property with a small cabin, and river frontage. This
is not a marijuana growing opportunity. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEED SOMEONE who loves desert living. I have a ¼ acre of
little oasis in a small desert community, 80 miles west of Las
Vegas. I need someone with their own car and small trailer, to
take care of watering, and taking care of cleaning up the little
house trailer. Owner commutes to Vegas to work every day. Need
someone responsible, and enthusiastic, as there are always
projects here if you like doing them. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY available for a caretaker at a depression-era
mining camp in the El Paso Mountains, Mojave Desert, California.
Not for the tender-hearted. Volunteers deliver drinking water and
propane. Generator available, cell phones work nearby. There is
an older RV onsite. Gold prospecting is available and Ridgecrest,
CA (population 35,000) is within 30 miles. The site offers
beautiful views and is at 3,500 feet. Small stipend is available.
4WD or high clearance vehicle is needed. Friends of Last Chance
Canyon is a 501(c)3 organization. Please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for details. To apply, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks!

RANCH CARETAKER needed in the Lake Arrowhead area. Do you have
experience with and love horses? Do you enjoy working outdoors,
gardening, and taking care of landscaping? This is an excellent
opportunity for the right person. Live in a one bedroom log cabin
in the mountains, take care of three or four horses, clean barn,
keep the ranch grounds maintained and secure, maybe a little
house cleaning. If you love the mountains, aren't afraid of a
little snow, are hard working, good at fixing and maintaining
things, and are good and honest, we'd like to talk with you. Yes
you'll need some references, and yes we'll run a criminal and
background check. If you do drugs, please don't bother to apply,
as this is a clean and wholesome environment. Log home in the
woods, with utilities included, plus pay for work done. If you
are interested, please reply by email detailing your experience,
and a little background about yourself. Tell us why you are the
one we should talk to about this position. If you have had
experience, tell us, if not please don't BS us. We're looking for
a long-term person, not a short timer. You can email your
information to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or feel free to call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

BUILDING AND GROUNDS CARETAKER needed. Our church in Palos Verdes
is looking for a caretaker to do basic maintenance and
housekeeping. The position is 20 hours per week in exchange for
occupancy of a 1,300 square foot, two bedroom house on the church
premises. Please send a resume/summary of qualifications to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER WANTED in Lincoln, CA. Prefer a couple or single, to
help with ranch chores and taking care of the cattery. Free rent
and utilities provided in our 40 ft. 5th wheel trailer. Caretaker
must have some income and a vehicle. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER NEEDED for a family cattle ranch near Mt. Shasta.
Looking for an on-site, agriculturally minded person for part
time and on-call duties including cattle/animal care, facility
maintenance, landscaping and general ranching duties. Handyman
and mechanical skills a plus. Small house or RV parking area
available. For more info, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED. Country living near Los Gatos. Full-time
experienced live-in Housekeeper, prefer a single woman who is in
good health. Must be well organized and tidy in all areas of
cleaning and maintaining a home. Must like dogs and cats and be
flexible with hours. No smoking, moderate drinking. Salary and
separate living accommodations and utilities provided. Must have
excellent references. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or fax
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CANADA

RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE needed for two buildings in a Guildford
condo project with pool/amenity buildings. Duties will include
minor maintenance, cleaning abilities, good people skills and
flexible hours. Please fax resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE in 2011 at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in
Cobden Ontario. This is a full-time internship with room, board,
stipend, amenities and learning opportunities. We are a husband
and wife team, along with interns and volunteers, working
together on a 3-acre organic market garden located in the heart
of the Ottawa Valley, outside of Cobden. We produce over 150
different varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and decorative
and edible flowers. We use organic growing methods to ensure the
healthiest and highest quality of produce for you and your
family. Our fresh produce is distributed through a CSA basket
program and on weekends at the Carp and Ottawa Landsdowne
Farmer’s Markets. We have one to two positions available
for two to four months (July through October). Join our crew of
five here on the farm. Please visit our website to view the
complete internship package at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOMESTEADER wanted for a 26 acre property located in Alberta. For
more information, please write to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARIBBEAN 

INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE NEEDED to care for several private
residential beachfront properties on a very quiet and peaceful
Caribbean Island (famous for unspoiled marine environment: great
diving, snorkeling, fishing, birding and beautiful unspoiled
beaches). Duties include: general maintenance and improvement of
houses/extensive grounds, care of vehicles/boat/tools/equipment,
general household management, responsibility for residences/pets
when owners away. Basic electrical/plumbing/carpentry skills
required. Knowledge of basic auto/marine repair and tropical
landscaping would be a plus. Must enjoy working outdoors in a
tropical setting. This is a full-time position.
Housing/vehicle/salary provided. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COLORADO

INNKEEPERS/CARETAKERS needed to run a luxury B&B. For more
information on us please check out our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX does not
participate in discrimination of any kind. Any two adults in a
long term relationship are welcome to apply. Please, couples only
should apply. We only have one living quarter and it is a two
person job. We are seeking a live-in couple to run our luxury
B&B in Morrison, CO. The couple must have excellent customer
service skills, and be able to work at an 8,000’ elevation.
The job duties include, but are not limited to: cooking and
serving breakfast and some dinners. Cleaning rooms and common
areas and doing laundry, light maintenance, answering phones,
booking reservations, booking weddings and events, marketing,
office work, checking in guests, guest interaction during their
stay, inventory of supplies and auditing, errands, shopping, and
more. We are looking for a couple who takes the business as
seriously as we do. It is a fun job in a gorgeous property in a
great location! The weather is great with four seasons. The
summers are awesome and there are lots of things to do in the
winters also. We are located in the mountains with awesome views,
but only 15 minutes to the greater Denver area. There is plenty
of hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, etc. nearby. We will be
reviewing credit and also performing a background check. Reliable
transportation and proof of insurance will be required.
Absolutely no phone calls will be accepted. Please email both
resumes and a picture of you both for our review if interested to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We will contact qualified applicants
for phone interviews. The position is available immediately 

PROPOSED COOPERATIVE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY forming. Extremely low
cost primitive living. Security and privacy will be priorities.
Long-term commitment required. Probably four years until move-in.
Can be anywhere in the U.S. For more information please write
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX If you don't get a response, please
write again in 60 days.

CONNECTICUT 

EXPERIENCED, HANDS-ON CARETAKER needed for a large, private
estate in Roxbury, CT. This is a full-time, live-out position.
Duties include landscape maintenance, general handyman work, snow
removal, automobile care, animal care, equipment maintenance,
pool and lawn care. Cleaning and caring for all outdoor buildings
and furniture. High attention to detail! Organic lawn
knowledge/interest a plus. Please fax your cover letter and
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COSTA RICA

OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE AND WORK IN PARADISE (Nosara, Costa Rica). We
are looking for the right mature, well-balanced couple, who are
interested in a positive lifestyle, and would like to help us
operate and grow our small Bed and Breakfast/Health Retreat
Center. We are located in Nosara, in a tropical jungle, just a
four minute walk to the secluded white sand beach. Our facility
has six rooms, and caters to friendly, nature loving tourists
from around the world. We also hold weeklong workshop-retreats
including: yoga, meditation, dance, writing, health, art, natural
building, and Permaculture. This work/live opportunity offers you
a simple satisfying lifestyle in a beautiful environment in a
quaint coastal community consisting of Costa Ricans, North
Americans and Europeans. You must currently be in Costa Rica to
apply for this position. You must be health oriented, social,
motivated, energetic, positive, friendly, possess good
communication skills, are non-smokers, with no vices, of sound
mind and body, and have big hearts. Skills required:
administrative, office, organization, computer, internet
marketing, hospitality, and Spanish. You are entrepreneurial and
can help our business succeed. In exchange for your work
contributions, you will receive a free room with private bath and
all utilities paid for, along with a commission for any business
you bring in. We are looking for a couple with whom we can bond,
and share the joys of living here. If this situation sounds
appealing to you, please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
telling us about yourselves, your backgrounds, and why you think
you are the right fit. To learn more about us, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE ARE SEEKING skilled, long-term caretakers who want to live
sustainably in a springtime climate. Our unique 10 acre property
borders the Rio Chirripó in Costa Rica. We are
implementing various techniques that will make our property
Earth/People/Plant/Animal Friendly. We will soon draw our power
from the sun. Our structured/ pure water comes from mountain
springs without processing. Living structures are constructed
with natural materials (wood, cob, stone, etc.). We recycle
almost everything in use. We use compost toilets and
bio-digesters for human waste. Animal waste is composted.
Agricultural methods include Biodynamic agriculture and
principles of Permaculture, but connection with the land goes
deeper than any methods. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
to learn more.

PERMANENT CAREGIVER wanted for my husband in a serene beach
setting in Nosara, Costa Rica. He is able bodied, does not need
nursing care, but the right person will have to have some
experience with elderly care. He sustained a closed head injury
10 years ago and has occasional symptoms of dementia.
Responsibilities will include: living on the premises, light
cooking two meals per day, walking with him two times a day,
supervising his hygiene and ensuring his taking vitamins,
oversee/feeding cats and a dog, plus overseeing the property when
I am not at home. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the
elderly, be a self starter, like to garden and living in the
outdoors in very warm climates year around. The position includes
a two room, fully sustainable apartment half a block from the
beach on a lovely property with pool, plus a small salary. We
envision a mature woman, or perhaps a couple, with retirement
income who do not need to live on the salary provided. Car or
other transportation is important and not provided. References
and background checks and clearances required. Please respond by
email only to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COME LIVE ON A PIECE OF HEAVEN in Costa Rica. I need an animal
loving couple (could be retired) who are homebodies to come live
in a cute, clean, safe, rustic three bedroom Chalet with patio
views. Comes with a lovable kitty that is clean and fixed with no
litter box, or a cozy furnished apartment on three heavenly acres
of fruit/coffee farm. The property has awesome views and
tranquility in return for a few hours help taking care of seven
lovable dogs and two cats and a few hours of morning work keeping
the house clean. You can experience the tranquility in natural
surroundings with birds, butterflies, and views - yet you will be
only 10 minutes from the lovely town of Heredia. This is a safe,
gated property, with a bus stop at the gate. Owner is living in
separate house on the property so needs homebodies to be on the
farm when I run errands, etc. After the first month trial, I
could afford to offer $200/month to help with food, etc. You can
learn Spanish and live in a private tranquil setting in a lovely
country. Get out of the rat race and come on down! Please put
"Caretakers" in the subject line so your message is not
deleted. Starting date ASAP could be short or long term if a good
fit. Photos and more details on request. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ECUADOR

CURRENTLY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS who are interested in helping with
the conservation and appreciation of the birds of Mindo. Mindo is
one of the most impressive birding sites in South America and the
world. Prospective volunteers should have a genuine interest in
birds and the ability and interest in assisting with weekly bird
watching tours, as well as a knowledge of web publicity and
maintaining a website. Volunteers will also help to edit bird
photography and post to our website, create a master list of
birds of Mindo, and promote and publicize tours and the
organization. For additional details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ENGLAND 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Chiswick West London from mid-January to
mid-April 2011. Light duties include looking after an elderly cat
with litter tray and opening mail. I have a one bedroom
characterful apartment with own entrance, small garden, wooden
floors spacious bedroom and gallied kitchen diner. I am near
great transport links, Central London, bars, restaurants, parks
and the River Thames. I rented successfully last year with the
Gazette and my Californian tenant will supply any details. All
utilities and deposit must be paid for in advance. Please contact
Rochelle at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER WANTED for my home on Wood Street, Walthamstow, in
northeastern London, from February 4th to February 35th, 2011. We
are a gay household, so please only apply if you are gay
friendly! Personal references will be required. For more
information and any questions, please email Ciaran at 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELP WANTED: Rent free accommodation available for a couple
working part-time looking after a large residence and grounds. A
lovely two bedroom/two bathroom cottage in South Bucks is
offered. Work includes cooking, driving,
cleaning/polishing/decorating and gardening. References required.
For more details please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INTELLIGENT, RETIRED BUSINESS MAN, widower, requires a live-in
personal caretaker/companion/housekeeper in Moseley, Birmingham,
UK. Applicants need to be UK residents. He needs a driver, and
someone with a good sense of humor. Must also have the ability to
cook, and be a non-smoker. References are essential. Terms to be
arranged. Please email replies to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Please include your landline, mobile, current photo and CV.

FLORIDA

FULL-TIME RESIDENT MANAGER/CARETAKER is needed at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in New Port Richey.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is looking for a motivated and
dedicated individual to fill this position. The Resident Manager
is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the property,
including but not limited to, leasing, marketing, resident
relations, cleaning, and maintaining detailed and accurate
records. Qualified candidate(s) must have a minimum of three to
five years experience managing a rental property. Must also
possess strong communication and organizational skills, as well
as the ability to handle multiple priorities at once. Strong
knowledge of Fair Housing and demonstrated leasing skills are
critical. MS Office experience required and Yardi experience
preferred. To apply, please mail your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SEEKING A LIVE-IN COMPANION/CAREGIVER for an 80-year old lady.
Time will be split between her two homes in Florida and Maryland.
Must be mature, responsible, an excellent driver, enjoy cooking,
and be a motivating individual. Experience with elder care a must
and an LPN license desired. Flexible schedule, to be worked out
upon hire. Yearly salary of $50,000 - $60,000, depending on
experience/certifications. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GEORGIA

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed on small acreage in northeastern
Georgia Mountains (rural Helen) for light yard work, garden
(mostly organic methods), home maintenance and driving duties.
Compensation includes separate house (one bedroom and a loft; 1.5
baths), all utilities, high-speed computer connection, and cable
TV... salary to be negotiated. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WILL SWAP PLACE for your trailer for six to eight hours per week
help on 55 acre hobby farm with nice fishpond in Washington, GA.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

GUATEMALA

PET/HOUSESITTER NEEDED. I live in Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan,
Guatemala. I have a super cute 650 square foot house and a dog.
My yard is fenced. Zita, a village dog, is protective but sweet.
I love to travel and am open to any time you want to enjoy a
holiday here in Guatemala. Lake Atitlan is a natural wonder and a
gorgeous place to enjoy. Jaibalito is a small, indigenous
village. If you’re an outdoors person, you’ll love it
here. For more details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

SHORT FARM STAYS and long-term internships available. We are
located right in beautiful Honomu. We are just getting started,
so if you are looking for something already-established then this
is not for you. We have a cabin and/or room in the house
available for those who want to come and stay here. Long stays
preferred, and permanent is most interesting, although we can
start out with a trial period of course. We also have some online
businesses and if you work hard with us you can get
profit-sharing from all our businesses. Lots of hard work if you
want to be on our normal room/board/profit-sharing system.  For
more details, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CO-CARETAKERS WANTED for a Big Island of Hawaii, 76 acre, beach
front, sustainable homestead/land trust in sunny Kapoho.
Ecological, health conscious, drug free, responsible, energetic,
fit, stable couple (age 20-40's) wanted to co-caretake an off
grid (solar and wind) educational living project, that supports
fair, responsible, sustainable, and healthy living. Work/trade in
exchange for housing: 13 days per month, four hours per day.
Involves feeding chickens, milking goats, coppicing nitrogen
fixing trees for green manure and fodder, and garden maintenance.
Stipend available for extra days.  Six months minimum but ideally
desire lifetime commitment. 20 foot ferro cement yurt shape or 20
x 40 foot wood house with panoramic ocean views, rain water
catchment, hot shower, stove, refrigerator, wireless internet,
surfing four miles away, snorkeling 1½ miles. We share
excess organic eggs, goat milk (kefir, mozzarella cheese, feta,
and yogurt) vegetables, and tropical fruits. Desire pet, child,
and auto free. County bus transportation is free. Please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WE OFFER free lodging, utilities, and food, but no pay, for a
caretaker to watch over our home in the Pepeekeo area. If you are
interested, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
details.

SEEKING A MATURE individual caretaker currently living in Hawaii
for a Groundskeeper/Handyman position on a Mokuleia, North Shore
Estate. Must be capable of performing hard work, already be in
Hawaii, and be able to occasionally lift 80 pounds. Compensation
for these 'Independent Contractor Services': An on-site, elegant
and cozy, furnished studio unit, with electricity, water,
Flat-Screen TV and cable service, high speed Roadrunner services,
etc. - in remuneration for working 25 hours/week. Plus up to
$15/hour for additional work when occasionally needed and agreed
in advance by both parties. Work will probably consist of
approximately 50% home maintenance repairs, 45%
landscaping-maintenance, and 5% administrative: emailing/calls to
owner and tenant related. Needed qualifications are someone with
exceptional handyman and trade skills with sprinkler systems,
landscaping, light carpentry, plumbing and electrical, etc. and
some tools. Must have ample, strong work/landlord reference lists
for verification, plus solid work ethic, at least basic computer
skills, able to pass drug testing, and willing to do most
socializing off-site. For logistical purposes, we absolutely need
an applicant already here in Hawaii so as to expedite a direct,
in-person meeting of each other, the Estate, the unit and job, as
well as for checking your capabilities and references. Having a
small truck and willing to use it for hauling rubbish
occasionally (with fuel reimbursement of course) is preferred.
Applying independent contractor needs to have their own medical
insurance. Studio security deposit of $1,500 is refundable when
unit is vacated and cleaned with no damages. Please email your
resume and any other information along with written questions to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Only seriously interested and
fully-qualified individuals currently living in Hawaii need
respond. Applicants in Hawaii must be available for an in-person
interview in Mokuleia. Sorry, we will not be responding to any
applicant's email message who are not currently living in
Hawaii.

HUNGARY 

WINTER IN A PICTURESQUE VILLAGE called Kiskassa from November
10th 2010 to January 10th 2011. You will need to look after two
dogs, two cats, five goats, 22 chickens and two ill-tempered
geese, and of course two long spacious traditional farm houses.
The animals just need feeding and watering. All modern
conveniences are available, with local shopping, and bus service
to Pécs nearby. To learn more about this opportunity and
to contact us, please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at a museum located in Egilsstaðir, the
largest town in eastern Iceland. The main work will be to help in
renovating the museum. The work will include registering and
taking pictures of some of the artifacts, and putting some of
them in storage. Some of the work might be physically demanding
as some of the artifacts are big and/or heavy. The museum is
being renovated and changed, that is why some things need to be
put to storage, others taken out and new things brought in. We
will be active participants in helping with the renovation and
changes, following a plan already made, but we will have the
chance to give our ideas. We will be staying in a local housing;
sleeping on mattresses on the floor; please bring your own
sleeping bag. We will receive food and be in charge of the
different cooking and cleaning activities. An equipped kitchen
and washing machine are available. There is not a shower in the
housing, but we will have free access to the pool where we will
also have the chance to rest after a hard-working day. For more
details and up-to-date information, please visit us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or contact us via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Iceland at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

SMALL FARM CARETAKER WANTED in exchange for room, board, and
small salary depending on qualifications. This farm is located in
Caldwell in the Sand Hollow area. Duties include: mowing lawns,
gardening, landscape maintenance, feeding livestock, fence
repair, cleaning and care of residence, etc. Duo considered.
References required. Must have a valid Driver’s license,
vehicle, and be self-motivated. Resume required. Please send to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

ILLINOIS

CAMP CARETAKER NEEDED to live on-site year around. You can live
rent free (utilities not included)! This caretaker position
includes groundskeeping, cleaning cabins, and other camp duties.
To apply, please mail a letter of interest or your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a meditational resort in India. I have a
beautiful lake side farm. I am building a meditational resort on
my farm with minimum construction and leaving more open space.
This is going to be a perfect camp site for peace lovers and
there will not be any daily activity for people, as I want to
keep this place clean and full of energy. I don't wish to make
big money but make this place unique. I need a caretaker for one
year to two years. If you wish to join me please drop me a line.
Love n peace for you! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

INDIANA 

A NORTHERN INDIANA FARM FAMILY requires a hands-on Household
Manager who will spend three weeks of every month, summers, and
holidays on the farm, and one week of the remaining months at
their home in Canada. This is a very nice family who will provide
private accommodations for their employee. When in Canada, the
Household Manager must make sure the children are fully cared and
provided for; acting as both mother and father for four to five
days each month for three children, the oldest is age 10. On the
farm, the children and parents will all be in Canada (except
during summers and school holidays) and you will be responsible
for cleaning and providing any needed care for the home. There is
a lot of down time when the family is not in residence. When
everyone is at the farm, the children's mother will provide for
their needs. Responsibilities of the position include all aspects
of running the home (or taking direction from the parents),
including housecleaning, laundry, ironing, errands, purchasing,
etc. This position requires a mature individual who is willing
and able to take direction from a youthful mom who does not want
a "second mother." Salary will be commensurate with
skills and experience. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOWA

LIVE-ON SITE CARETAKER needed in south Sioux City. We have a 36
unit apartment building and are looking for a caretaker to
live-on site. Must enjoy working with people and be a team
player. If you have caretaker experience working in an apartment
complex and are interested in this position, please fax your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

IRELAND 

IF YOU EVER COME ACROSS THE SEA to Ireland and would like
somewhere homely to stay, we welcome you with love and care,
without too much to pay. We would like you to feel at home from
home, with a nice room and food to eat. There are plenty of
things to do and see, or just relax if that's your treat.
Whatever you wish we will do our best to treat you like our own.
It’s up to you to contact us, and join us in your home from
home. For more information, please contact Marian at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER PROFILE
“Would you like a Little Caretaker Job with that
Wine?”
Dates of Birth: Bryan 8/13/55 and Cindi 10/5/62
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: We love to travel and explore the U.S.A., and love
boating. 
Quote: "Those who would give up essential liberty to
purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor
safety.” Benjamin Franklin

                            Bryan and Cindi Johnson

        My wife and I began our caretaker careers in South
Carolina in 2004 where we moved to purchase, live aboard, and
cruise a 48’ Trawler. We provided caretaking services for
the people we purchased the boat from, also living at the end of
their 250’ dock on the Intra-Coastal Waterway just south of
Bucksport, SC. We performed landscaping and house cleaning on a
part-time basis, which kept our dock rent to utilities only which
were very low cost in that area. Flexibility on the part of the
property owners left many free days and weeks to go cruising. We
also became very close friends and learned much about how to
safely cruise in a 48’ vessel.
        After 2½ years we sold our 48’ Trawler and
returned to our home state of Nevada to resume our careers there.
I went back to Marketing and Sales, and my wife went back to
Purchasing. It was not very long before we realized we very much
enjoyed the caretaking lifestyle, the freedom it most often
provides, and the possibility to earn a great living while saving
large amounts of money in the process because in most (but not
all), caretaking situations your housing and utilities are
included! 
        After being back at our old jobs for two years my wife
and I decided we wanted to be full-time caretakers. After some
research we found a great resource for finding this type of
position via The Caretaker Gazette. We placed a Situations-Wanted
ad in the Gazette and were then contacted by many great property
owners who needed to hire people for their property needs, which
opened many possibilities and options for the type of position we
wanted. You will find everything from ranch manager, island
caretaker, horse farm manager, estate manager, or like our
position, a Wine Country caretaker position! We found this Wine
Country position through daily reviews of email updates from The
Caretaker Gazette. Keep in mind you may apply for five or even
ten positions before you find the right fit and get that job
offer! Cindi and I applied for ten separate positions all over
the country before landing this job but it was well worth the
effort! One day we received an email update from the Gazette and
noticed an ad regarding a position for a couple with some work
inside and some outside on a Sonoma County winery property. We
responded immediately sending the owners our photo, two letters
of reference, a cover letter explaining our background and why we
felt we would be great for this position, and our resumes. We
received an email from the owners within one day and arranged a
face-to-face meeting with them at their property in Sonoma. We
were in Reno which is about three hours away so we left early to
be sure we would be on time and just made a day trip of it. We
met with the owners for a couple of hours, walked the property,
reviewed the job expectations and overall felt very good about
our meeting. Within two days we received a phone call from them
saying they would love for us to come and work for them.
        Just as you would do for any job application, be sure to
provide exactly what the property owner asks you for! If you are
serious about landing an excellent caretaker position update your
resume and keep it to one page, have friends and business
associates write a brief letter of reference for you, develop a
brief cover letter introducing you and your spouse and detailing
your work history, and include a close-up photo of you. Keep
these in a file together in your documents for easy access when
applying for positions. If you are able and willing to work
anywhere in the U.S., or even overseas your prospects will
naturally be much higher! Our original Situations-Wanted ad in
the Gazette stated that we preferred a coastal or island setting,
but would be happy to consider any position. We also stated our
backgrounds, which in our case were construction, sales,
marketing, landscaping, sprinkler system installation, and
purchasing. List all of your attributes. We met someone in South
Carolina who had an ad stating he was proficient in both
horticulture and accounting; he ended up in a caretaking position
worth $80,000 per year including salary and lodging! Whatever
your talents are, you can earn a decent living with them as a
caretaker.
        We now work for a wonderful couple on their 30 acre wine
country property, which includes a winery, tasting room, main
house, and the guesthouse which we live in. We have a beautiful
home with a large deck with breathtaking views of vineyards and
the Sonoma Valley near Glen Ellen, California, right in the heart
of the wine country! We provide maintenance, cleaning,
landscaping, garden care, feed the chickens, and any other chores
needed for the owners. We each provide eight hours per week,
which will allow me to work any full-time job on the side. For
our eight hours each per week we receive our home rent-free,
including utilities. If we are needed more than eight hours per
week, we are each compensated at $20 dollars per hour. We will
save enough in five years to fully retire should we wish! 
        Another benefit is a ¼ acre garden, which provides
artichokes, asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers,
various spices, apples, kiwi, blackberries, and blueberries, just
to name a few… and fresh eggs daily from the nearby
chicken coop! As part of our benefits, we are welcome to use all
we can from this large garden. Our first Saturday morning on the
property I went down to the garden, dug up a large handful of
fresh potatoes for hash browns and gathered five eggs for an
omelet, we added some thick cut peppered bacon and what a great
breakfast that was! And we also enjoy the great discounts we get
on the top shelf wines here!
        We could not be happier with the results from our
association and advertisement with The Caretaker Gazette! We will
definitely recommend them to anyone seeking a caretaker
position.

               Bryan and Cindi gardening on the property they
caretake.

ITALY

HOUSESITTER NEEDED as soon as possible in Alghero in Northern
Sardinia, Italy. I am looking for a polite and respectful person
to work four hours in the morning, per day, to help with cleaning
duties in a household in Sardinia. An Italian speaker is not
necessary, as everyone is bi-lingual here. Must like/be
comfortable around dogs, as our family have a number of small
dogs. Lodgings are provided free of charge and small pocket money
is also offered. Please email Ann at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

BEAUTIFUL WESTERN MAINE. Mature persons wanted to lease Country
motel/cabins with an in-ground pool. This has great income
potential while living in a four season area. Fishing, skiing,
and golf are nearby. Living premises onsite. Property has been
vacant for the past few years and just needs some fine tuning.
Serious inquiries only please. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKERS/FULL TIME needed. Homeowners seek mature married
couple (caretaker and housekeeper) to manage and oversee property
located in Cumberland Foreside, Maine to begin September 2010.
Owners expect qualified candidates to reside on the property in
an apartment adjacent to the main house. Management of property
includes: oversight of repairs such as plumbing, electrical etc.
by outside vendors. Job responsibilities include but are not
limited to lawn mowing, gardening, snow plowing, general house
cleaning, spring and winter preparation and miscellaneous
projects. Individuals will be responsible for the security of the
property, oversight of all in-house systems to include by not
limited to plumbing, electrical, oil heat, etc. Intermittent
driving and weekend availability required. Hours may vary
depending on seasons. When owners are in residence full time
services will be required. Individuals must be highly
responsible, detail oriented, possess good communication skills,
be able to prioritize multiple tasks and work without constant
supervision.  Candidates must be willing to be bonded and have a
background check. Professional references (three) are required.
Please send resume and salary requirements to: Caretaker,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or via fax at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Initial interview contact will be by
phone. Personal interview will be with the property owners.

MALAYSIA

VOLUNTEER CARETAKER needed to assist us with developing a
permaculture project on our farm located in the Perak state of
northern Malaysia. We provide full board and lodging in exchange
for planting veggies, spices and trees, feeding the animals,
building work, and other creative initiatives on our farm. Our
long-term plan is to become completely sustainable. You will have
an opportunity to learn about farming and forestry technologies
which employ natural resources in ecological systems. To apply,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MASSACHUSETTS 

INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Our four
acre farm sits on a hill, amongst a lovely apple orchard in the
center of Ashfield. I have been growing flowers for events for
the past eight years and am wanting to expand our gardens to
produce 30% more food for our catering business. Would love to
find a skilled gardener and/or landscape designer. Carpentry
skills are a plus. All meals are provided. A room here at the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is available. For more details,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A PROTECTIVE PRESENCE is needed for a historical society building
in a western Massachusetts hill town in exchange for low rent.
Commuting distance to Five College area. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

MEXICO

CARETAKERS WANTED for two ranch properties in Chihuahua, Mexico.
One is a remote mountain ranch - very rustic - in the mountains
(Pine-Oak forest) with limited solar facilities and difficult
access. This is ideal for people who enjoy wilderness and
sustainability (four hours from shopping). Caretakers will
monitor wildlife and the bison herd, garden and care for domestic
animals. The second ranch is a working cattle ranch 30 minutes
from Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. Duties for both ranches take
about 20 hours per week. A simple but private house (solar) and
basic food will be furnished in both places. A three month
commitment is required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

A LAKE ANGELUS, MI COUPLE seeks a couple to care for their home
and property. They have other homes in Florida and France and are
only at this property approximately six months a year. Among the
features of their Michigan property are 20 acres of land, two
boat houses, a guest house, and much more. Responsibilities
include housekeeping, cooking, shopping, paying bills, etc.
Position features excellent salary and benefits for the right
candidate. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY available in UP Michigan. Help build small
energy efficient projects and buildings, part or full time.
Primitive campsite ideal for one or two with Travel Trailer, or
RV. Can pay for some meals and travel. You should have your own
health insurance. This is a secluded area, with a lot of
wildlife. Please mail inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
and include your telephone number and email address.

AN ADULT COUPLE seeks a hands-on Household Manager to oversee
their Housecleaner and keep their household running smoothly.
Responsibilities include supervising contractors, housecleaning,
laundry and ironing, bed making, closet organization, grocery
shopping, light errands, packing and unpacking, caring for pets,
polishing silver, caring for china and crystal, floral arranging,
inventory, and special projects. Must be certified in First Aid
and CPR and have experience working in private upscale homes.
This couple requires someone who is very detail-oriented and
takes pride in their work. Salary commensurate with skills and
experience. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in the northwestern suburbs of
Minneapolis. Join a great onsite team that puts their residents
first! Must have experience. Duties include cleaning hallways and
vacants; notice delivery; snow removal; carpet cleaning and
grounds upkeep. Applicant must pass a drug test, physical and
background check. Rent-free two bedroom apartment provided.
Please fax responses to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AN EXPERIENCED, RESPONSIBLE, enthusiastic caretaker couple needed
for a St. Louis Park Condo Association. Pool certification
preferred. Plumbing, electrical and general repair experience
preferred. Responsibilities include: day-to-day administrative
duties, general enforcement of rules, cleaning and maintenance
operations of the Association, and general daily and weekly
housekeeping of the buildings. Caretakers work under the
direction of the Association Manager. Seasonal maintenance
includes shoveling sidewalks and keeping all sidewalks free of
ice, maintenance of grounds throughout the property, three
outdoor pools, pest control, and watering of plants. Must be
available for after hour emergency calls. Compensation includes a
residence and utilities, cell phone reimbursement, vacation, and
health insurance allowance. Salary negotiable. Please fax your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSISSIPPI

LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE CARETAKER(S), preferably a couple, to
live on and tend a ranch in northern MS. Experience and some
knowledge of sustainable living and permaculture and another
source of income is necessary. What I offer are living quarters,
some utilities are covered, a small stipend and a percentage of
the monies off of any income producing activities on the ranch
that you are involved in. This ranch is set up as a small
retreat. I am exploring others ways to make an income off the
ranch right now, such as permaculture greenhouse, cash crop. This
job includes: tending small herd of horses, small herd of grazing
cattle, chickens, dogs and cats, gardens and grounds, grading
roads (tractor work) bush hogging, making sure equipment is well
taken care of and tending to guests and basic bookwork, keeping
in touch with chamber of commerce and other community activities.
I do not expect you to do everything. I have a ranch hand who
lives across the street and could keep him on a part time basis,
so if you do not know how to work a tractor, (for example) that
could be left to him. This ranch is set in a very rural
community. However, it is only one hour from Memphis, TN and 30
minutes from the college town of Oxford, MS. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MISSOURI

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR A RETIREE! Groundskeeper/caretaker
separate residence provided by homeowner. Candidate must be
readily available to oversee homeowner's property. Primary
responsibilities include watering bedding plants, schedule
appointments and interact with repairmen, respond to alarm calls,
and assist in other landscaping and grounds maintenance duties as
requested. Position requires substantial part-time hours from
mid-March through October; winter hours are minimal. In addition
to housing, compensation will be based on hours worked.
Candidate(s) must be a proven hard worker who is dependable and
trustworthy; various background checks will be conducted on
qualified candidates. Solid references will be required upon
request. Interested candidates should mail their resume to:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

PRIVATE ROOM available with full house privileges in a quiet,
rural Montana home with a retired man. Prefer a single female who
is actively health conscious and enjoys solitude, nature,
photograph, greenhouse, rustic-hobbies. Caretaker
responsibilities will be in the greenhouse and general yard
maintenance. Activities include beautiful mountain climbs, hikes,
biking, winter snowshoeing, canoeing, fishing, feed wildlife and
trips to Glacier National Park. No drugs, no smoking. Please
contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with a letter about yourself
and why you might be interested in living here, or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX after 9pm MST, or leave message.   

NEPAL 

LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY to live with a family and work on a
farm during your stay in Nepal?  Consider spending time with us
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. In Nepali, ajamvari means
eternal. We chose the name because of our commitment to
sustainability, permaculture, and living on the land in a way
that builds long-lasting connections in the village and around
the world. Our farm is located in Gunjangar, a village in Chitwan
District in the Tarai region of Nepal. It is 150 km from
Kathmandu and 15km from Chitwan National Park. Staying on our
farm, you will have opportunities to learn more about organic
farming, experience rural Nepali lifestyles and practice Nepali.
Mr. Udaya Raj and Mrs. Sadhana Parajuli and their children Sevika
and Subas will be your hosts, providing lively conversation, lots
of laughter, and wholesome farm cuisine. For more information
about volunteering  here, please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

I NEED A HOUSESITTER for my Las Vegas spec home. Need a
housesitter ASAP. Must be able to keep the home spotlessly clean
and allow realtors to show the home within a one hour notice.
Live rent-free, and I will pay all utilities. Keep trespassers
off the property. Please email at least four checkable references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and let me know when you will be
available for an in-home interview in my Vegas home. Thanks.

NEW JERSEY

CARETAKER NEEDED for a country estate and horse farm in a rural
western NJ location, between Princeton, NJ and New Hope, PA. Our
26 acre farm is surrounded by preserved land in a beautiful
scenic valley. We are looking for a long term relationship with a
mature individual who can assume full responsibility in the
owner’s absence. Job duties include barn chores, grooming
and care of two show horses, maintain three acres of perennial
gardens and lawn, other odd jobs, repairs, etc. This would be
ideal for an individual who enjoys working alone. Salary based on
experience. Studio apartment for one person; other benefits
negotiable. Must have experience with horses. Driver’s
license required. Please fax your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW MEXICO

SEEKING ANIMAL LOVING VOLUNTEERS who have their own RV to live
in. We have immediate openings for the balance of the summer. Our
summers are not as hot as Arizona, as we are in the high desert.
Are you a couple or single who loves animals? If so, make a
difference at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, a no-kill domestic
animal sanctuary located between Albuquerque and Las Cruces.
Volunteers help care for domestic animals such as dogs, cats,
peacocks, etc.; assist with property maintenance; and help in the
thrift shop occasionally. We provide full RV hook-ups plus Wi-Fi,
in a country setting for an average of 20 hours of work per week,
per single person, or 32 hours of work per week per couple. We
use volunteers year-round, so please check with us to see if we
have an opportunity open for you. Our application is also
available online at our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
For more information, please email us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

COME EXPLORE THE WILDS OF NEW MEXICO in an off-grid wilderness
oasis; milk goats, make cheese, garden, help build a cob cottage.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX was awarded organic farm of the year
by New Mexico Organic Commodities Commission for 2010. Stay in
private rustic accommodations with all food provided and all the
goat milk you can drink. Since 1981, we've been living off
rainwater catchments and solar power. We have a herd of 70 free
range goats plus babies and bucks, maremma guard dogs, heritage
pigs, and wandering chickens. We are two hours from Pie Town, NM
and three hours from Albuquerque where we can pick you up. Please
visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more
about our operation and to apply for our long-term internships.

NEW YORK

KITCHEN HELP NEEDED - ALL POSITIONS for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Phoenicia, NY. Busy retreat center
kitchen seeks all kitchen positions: Sous Chef, Prep Cooks, and
Dishwashing. Also looking for part-time Dining Room staff. Must
be responsible, reliable and hardworking. Compensation includes
room and board. For more information about our organization,
visit us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please send resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE wanted, long-term and live-in, to take
care of home and grounds in the Hudson Valley area in historic
Hyde Park, NY (1½ hours from New York City). Beautiful
five acre property with one bedroom caretaker cottage, main house
and pool. Responsibilities include care of house (cleaning and
general repairs and maintenance), care of lawn and gardens, and
care of newly renovated pool. Free rent and utilities. Couple
must have gardening, lawn care, housekeeping and basic handyman
skills. No children please. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UNPAID FARM INTERN needed. Will provide room and board.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is part of a sustainable family farm
on a five acre property in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Each
day of work consists of awake and milking cow at 6:30am using the
milking machine and cleanliness is essential. Feed pigs and
chickens. Breakfast in the Bed and Breakfast around 8:30am
followed by four hours of farm work which includes any of the
following: setting up fences for rotational grazing of cows,
weeding gardens, mowing lawns, harvesting vegetables, drying
herbs, making teas, potpourris, horticultural work, seeding for
new crops, cleaning chicken coop, gathering eggs, making dairy
products, cheeses, yogurts. Lunch on your own and rest time/free
time for two hours 3:30 - 6:30pm is finishing up morning
activities and the evening milking. Evenings off. Also two days
off per week. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn
more and apply. Thanks.
 
CARETAKER NEEDED for an Armonk gated community. Our need is your
opportunity! A 55-unit gated community in Armonk is looking for
an experienced caretaker to supervise the property. Salary plus
live-in apartment provided. This is a full-time position. Please
mail your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a two-acre garden located on an
historic Hudson Valley estate overlooking the Hudson River. We
grow mixed vegetables and cut flowers without the use of
synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. We have a small CSA, a
week-end farm stand, and a pick-your-own flower labyrinth. We are
looking for a few good women and men to
"get-their-dirt-on". As a Core Volunteer Group member,
you will come once or twice a week for as little as an hour or
two and as long as a full day throughout the season, to help out
with transplanting, weeding, mulching, and harvesting. This is a
way to participate in the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We can
offer you a comfy couch to surf. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX For more information, please contact
Mona, the volunteer coordinator at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NICARAGUA

VOLUNTEER AT XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are seeking people
who love nature to camp with us and help us develop our dream. We
need people who can do a few hours of work each day in exchange
for lodging and food. We need experience in all aspects of
horticulture, eco-projects and construction. I have a small
casita and am building two more.  I am looking for many types of
volunteers. I have rancho and hammocks for volunteers for free.
There will be a small charge if you want to upgrade from the
rancho into a tent or cabana. Food is provided assuming you are
working. Always looking for people who just want to hang out,
chill in hammocks, make jewelry, drink rum, talk around the
campfire and make new friends. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more details.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are engaged
in sustainable farming on the slopes of the extinct Laguna de
Apoyo volcano in the heart of Nicaragua. The land has great
views, gardens, mature mango, avocado, citrus, banana, papaya,
large coconut trees, plus pure water, electricity, internet,
animals and has ongoing permaculture projects to improve the
canopy, prevent erosion, create better soil, etc. The focal point
is the 30’x100’ open air rancho, growing trees and
vegetables, saving seeds and our raw food healing diet. We have
good accommodations and we desire volunteers with skills in
farming, landscaping, gardening, construction, natural healing
and the arts. If you are passionate and creative, and wish to be
the change you want to see in the world, we trust you will grace
us with your energy and presence. Most need at least three weeks
in order to learn our systems and become effortlessly productive.
Smoking, drinking, drama and excessive thinking are not
recommended, while yoga, massage, raw food, breath work and
connecting with What IS are. To inquire, please convey your age,
skills, passions, current occupation/location and timeframes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

CARETAKER WANTED IMMEDIATELY. Person/persons needed to be the
caretaker of a mini-farm in Hendersonville, NC. Duties to include
maintenance of the estate grounds and responsibility for the
complete care of five small farm animals and chickens and their
surroundings. Compensation includes a furnished, private three
bedroom/two bath house plus all utilities including cable and
phone, heat and air. Pickup truck and gas provided. Salary
$20,800 per year. Background check required. Please mail resumes
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER POSITION available at a 128 acre retreat center under
development on the Deep River in Franklinville, Randolph County.
The caretaker gets free space to park your RV or camper in
exchange for being a presence on the land. We have beautiful
scenery here, along with trails, river and creek. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OHIO

MATURE, CARING FEMALE OR COUPLE needed in Cleveland, Ohio. No
smoking, alcohol, or drugs. Some cooking, light cleaning, help
care for family, must love animals, and be extremely tidy. Part
time hours will allow you to do other work from home or part time
job outside of home. Background check required. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

OREGON

CARETAKER NEEDED. We have a small family farm on the central
Oregon Coast (approximately 100 acres, close to the towns and
ocean beaches of Lincoln City and Newport, but the location makes
the property seem remote. Access is via gated logging road off
the Coast Highway or across the Siletz River by boat. Farm is
mainly pastured with timbered hillside, a mile of river frontage,
numerous riparian areas and a couple of small wetland areas.
Operation is natural beef, experimenting with other sustainable
ventures. We need someone to live here during the fall/winter
performing general maintenance chores and keeping the place from
looking abandoned. During spring/summer you can stay or travel.
Throughout the year, there is an opportunity for major chores
(e.g. building fences) for an hourly wage. Caretaker compensation
is free housing, basic utilities, local phone and high-speed
internet. Laundry facilities on premises. Huge garden
area/orchard available. Because of access, you must be
comfortable using and maintaining an outboard motor. Ability to
cut firewood as main heat source requires use of chainsaw and
optional hydraulic splitter (splitter runs on tractor).
Accommodations: RV on premises for your use. Rustic old farmhouse
is available during fall/winter. We are here summers and
intermittently throughout year, but you'll be on your own a lot,
so must be comfortable without close supervision. May be best for
couples as there are times in winter you won't be able to get to
town for company. Please be tolerant, kid and pet friendly.
Property is ideal for nature lovers, gardeners, hunters,
fishermen. We are friendly, educated, simple-living people with
two kids. We are open to applicants of any gender/sexual
orientation/religion/ethnicity. Preference to mature people,
though if you are younger and have good common sense and
reasonable life experience feel free to apply. Pets and kids are
OK though public school is difficult due to access. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER - MAINTENANCE opportunity for a trustworthy person with
handyman skills. Live on 20 beautiful private acres in southern
Oregon. The acreage has water, a garden, and an orchard. There is
no power. It would be very helpful to have your own RV/camp
trailer and a 220 generator. Cabin may be available under certain
circumstances. No drugs/alcohol. References are required. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PANAMA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, developing into a first class
resort, is seeking volunteers who would like to acquire
experience in the hostel and tourism business.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a backpackers resort with a deluxe
in-ground pool and Mayan-Style rancho bar and landscaped garden.
Located in a safe middle class neighborhood in the San Mateo
District of David-City, Panama. We welcome backpackers and
international travelers from all corners of the world.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is seeking volunteers starting
immediately. Duties include light housework and other tasks. We
are ideally located near the border of Costa Rica, within an hour
of Pacific Beaches and the Fortuna rain forest. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information.

PENNSYLVANIA

NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Hunting and Fishing club is looking for
responsible, self-starting, physically fit couple as caretakers
for a pristine 3,600 acre property. Duties include care and
maintenance of buildings, fields, grounds, and roads. Use and
maintenance of heavy equipment required. Mechanical, electrical,
carpentry, and plumbing experience a must. Housekeeping
requirements include routine cleaning and laundry services, and
periodic cooking for members and guests. This is a unique
opportunity for a special, hardworking couple, looking for a
rewarding career in a remote, natural environment. Compensation
package includes on-site private residence, paid utilities,
salary, and other benefits. Applicants, please send your contact
information, resume(s) and references to either
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (preferred) or to Caretaker, 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PERU

VOLUNTEERS AND WORKERS needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Our
lodge is in the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, gateway to Machu
Picchu in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru. It is a small (eight
rooms) quality Bed and Breakfast located in the pedestrian Inka
streets of the village. We do work exchange with responsible
people who help with reception, email, keeping simple accounts,
breakfasts and checking rooms. For 30 hours a week we provide a
room with private bath and breakfast. Some Spanish is an
advantage. We are also interested in people with carpentry,
gardening and marketing skills. We are currently looking for help
from 2nd week of August on, with a minimum of two months, please.
To learn more about XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call us in Peru at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PUERTO RICO

BED & BREAKFAST located in the mountains of western Puerto
Rico seeking a couple (or singles) to care for gardens, animals
(including horses), kitchen, household, etc. Prefer two people
who can stay for an extended period of time. For additional
details, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SPAIN

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Andalucía, Spain for an indefinite
time period. We prefer a couple, who are active and keen
vegetable growers, interested in alternative technology, and our
large garden with chickens, Vietnamese pigs, and varied fruits
and nuts. We will provide you with a small, comfortable cottage,
and share produce and work. For more details, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Puerto Lumbrerras, Murcia, Spain. Dates can
be flexible. The housesitter will be responsible for looking
after the house and garden, and three dogs! Our dogs are well
trained. We have a nice house outside the town 5,000m² and a
pool and a spa. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE

A PRIVATE LAKE PROPERTY needs live-in caretakers in Joelton, TN.
We are looking for a married couple to help maintain an 11 acre
lake property in return for a one bedroom apartment with
electricity. Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
No drinkers/smokers. Looking for long-term caretakers only. Must
be diligent, trustworthy, hard-working self-starters who like
working outdoors and are very handy indoors with basic carpentry,
electrical, and plumbing. To apply, please email resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOOKING FOR A CHRISTIAN, NON-SMOKING COUPLE (no children) with
outside income to live rent-free on our beautiful 35-acre farm in
the middle of Tennessee, 90 minutes west of Nashville in a very
private and secluded valley. The farmhouse you will live in is
completely remodeled and furnished. The farm has spring-fed
ponds, creek, orchard, and several outbuildings. The ideal couple
can operate and maintain tractors, mowers, 4-wheelers, chain
saws, etc., be familiar with a spring water systems and seasonal
outdoor maintenance. We are open to our caretakers having outside
pets, cattle, and chickens. The caretakers may also grow
vegetables for a small CSA. The caretakers will be responsible
for gas, electric, phone and internet service for the home.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TEXAS

50 ACRE HORSE BOARDING FARM in Houston is looking for single
female with horse experience to feed horses daily and perform
simple maintenance in exchange for housing. Must have extra
income and pass background check. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX via email at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ASSISTANT INNKEEPERS needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Cat
Spring. Drug screen and background check required. A full-time,
live-in position. Maintenance background (plumbing, HVAC, some
electrical, carpentry, equipment maintenance). Maintain grounds,
landscaping, mowing. See to guests' needs and guest activities;
housekeeping for B&B. Restaurant experience a plus. Free
rent, utilities, and salary. Communicate clearly with a
professional demeanor. Must be a "people person."  No
felonies. No smoking, no drugs, and no drinking. Please fax your
resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

LOOKING FOR FAMILIES who are interested in living God’s
Word, eating off the land Nourishing Traditions Style, living in
an increasingly self-sustaining community, not running from
something but being pulled by the Holy Spirit into an intentional
lifestyle of basic Bible absolutes, individual freedom in Christ,
participating as teacher/learners in their children’s
education, working hard, having creative time for worship, music,
art. Looking for people who know how to plant fields, build
houses from the ground up, teach instrumental music and compose
worship music of all genres (especially jazz), make pottery,
prepare healthy whole food, cook and teach Asian/Ethiopian/Latino
whole food cuisine, create and maintain thoughtfully clean and
organized environments (this is a rare gift and an art form!),
repair equipment,  weld— both to repair and create art,
build windmills and solar panels,  work with compressed earth
blocks and other green construction (we have a CEB machine),
teach horseback riding and driving, create and teach art
traditional crafts. We have beautiful homes here, beautiful food
here, beautiful gardens and livestock, lots of old but workable
heavy equipment and welders, and beautiful people here. We need
more beautiful people to share this life. We are a non-smoking,
non-drinking, sexually moral, biblically based, authentic (not
contrived) worship community of brothers and sisters in Christ
from diverse backgrounds, races, educational levels. English and
Spanish are spoken here (we need a Spanish teacher!) and all
languages are welcome. Housing, schooling, small simple living
stipend if necessary, and great worship and teaching of the Word!
Amen! Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more.
 
THAILAND 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a traditional organic farm run by
a local Yon family who strive to maintain a sustainable and
environmentally caring way of life. We are an active community of
volunteers, guests and travelers working to preserve the customs
and traditions of the local hill tribes, while growing as
individuals with nature. Come stay in a secluded traditional hill
tribe bungalow and learn traditional culture, herbology and
organic farming as well as modern permaculture techniques. Learn
to cook fresh healthy food over a fire pit, learn traditional
Thai music and enjoy a friendly communal atmosphere. There is
plenty of work on the farm to get involved with, from growing
vegetables in the garden, collecting bamboo from the forest,
building using local techniques and materials and much more
depending on the season. We are also now offering a permaculture
course from October 7th to 20th 2010. Please visit our website
for more info: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TURKEY

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. I have a beautiful home and 31 acres of farm
land with scenic views in Cal, Denizli, among the forest here. I
am a University Professor who previously taught at California
State University for many years and I now teach in Turkey.
Organic agriculture volunteers are expected to work only for
about four hours or less a day and the work is flexible according
to the preferences of the guests. Room and board are provided and
the guests will stay in a brand new two story duplex home. This
is like a comfortable vacation. The land has vineyards, various
fruit trees, pine trees, etc. and various agricultural crops such
as wheat, tomatoes, etc. The farm help operations may include
planting crops, irrigating the crops or harvesting crops, taking
care of soil and fruit trees, etc. This farm is quite new and a
motivated individual can also be involved in coordinating all the
organic agricultural activities in the farm and act like the farm
developer and director if he/she wishes. The volunteer will enjoy
free room and board in a totally private separate furnished
duplex (two story home) in a beautiful vacation resort like
environment and gain experience in organic farming and will get
to know a different country and a culture. Please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for pictures of the houses, farm, and
forest. Please email the owner, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for
further information.

VERMONT

I'M LOOKING FOR A HOUSE SITTER for my Vermont home. For more
details, please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER OR COUPLE needed for a large Vermont Property.
Brush-hogging, snowplowing, field and residence maintenance and
landscaping work required. Security and discretion is paramount.
Please send a detailed resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

I AM IN NEED OF A CARETAKER for my property this winter. I have
62 acres in rural Virginia, with rolling hillside that has lots
of privacy. No animals at time. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PERSONNAL ASSISTANT/HOUSE MANAGER needed in the Roanoke, VA/Smith
Mountain Lake area. We are looking for a female to manage one of
my homes and do lite cooking and lite computer work when I/family
(no children) are there. I would also like for them to manage the
house and grounds, etc. when we are not there. Salary and
possible housing are all negotiable. Please email your resume
with picture and references to my Assistant at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

CARETAKER NEEDED: We are searching for a single caretaker (or a
couple) to watch over our secluded 20+ acre property in the San
Juan Islands, starting September 1, 2010. Our acreage is
primarily wooded, with some small gardens and structures. This
full-time caretaker position requires extensive landscaping
skills, along with the ability to operate powerboats, do dock
maintenance, building and equipment maintenance, grounds and
garden keeping, and house cleaning. We are in residence only
part-time. Self-motivation, experience, resourcefulness,
trustworthiness and dependability are sought. A small private
residence and salary will be provided. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WEST VIRGINIA

CAMPGROUND HOST needed from mid-May, 2011 through September 2011.
East Lynn Lake in East Lynn, WV has available Campground Host
positions which require the volunteer(s) to live in the
recreation area and perform the duties to operate a campground or
day use recreation area. It is our goal to provide a family
oriented camping experience by personally greeting East Lynn Lake
visitors in a friendly and courteous manner, and, to promote the
safe, responsible use of project facilities and resources, while
providing high quality customer service and information. The
volunteer(s) will welcome visitors, and provide literature,
brochures, and general information on facilities, fees. Work
shifts are generally eight hours a day, five days a week and may
include evening and/or nighttime hours, split shifts, and will
almost always include weekends and holidays. The Campground Host
Volunteers will be provided with a designated, electric and water
hook-up campsite for their RV for the entire season May through
September. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WISCONSIN

CARETAKER TEAM needed. We are looking for a highly motivated,
detail-oriented reliable pair to care for a 100 unit Racine
apartment community. Must have skills in janitorial duties,
maintenance, and be people persons. One person may have other
employment. For the right team this could be a long-term position
with a long established company. A two bedroom apartment plus
salary will be provided. Please fax your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Excellent caretaker available. Can provide security for
your property needs, and take care of all livestock - domestic
and exotic. Can maintain the privacy and security of my employer
(I have experience working for a Hollywood movie producer).
References available upon request. Flexible geographically,
Please call Juan at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Denver/Boulder CO Estate Sitter/Caretaker Available. I am
a mature, single woman, reliable, meticulous, non-smoker with my
own vehicle. I will provide excellent references for your peace
of mind, for home security, plant and garden care, package/mail
collection and contractor management. I'm a 2x homeowner for 30
years of large home with property and am willing to schedule
maintenance, supervise a staff, and perform administrative tasks
in your absence. Have clearances.  Available October 12th.
Looking for at least nine months to a year. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Born to Serve-Female - (55-year-old) NS-ND Seeking Live in
Position as: HHA/Helper/Travel Companion for Single senior or
Couple. Integrity, respect/compassion + a great sense of humor is
what I live by. Assist with all domestic needs plus lite medical
needs. Weekly hours with two days off a week. Salary plus
Benefits. I'm a Nature lover and love being on or close to water.
Please accept my companion (cat) who’s as gentle and well
mannered as his owner! I promise, you'll love us both! Hobbies:
Reading, Writing, Baking, Opera-Classical, Nature, Boating Please
email with "Caretaker-Companion" in Subject box to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Devoted Caretakers available. We're young (28-years-old),
established, professionals (civil engineer/nurse), married and
well travelled. Very practical and very devoted. Seeking a
challenge, any warm location in the world. January 2011-????.
Please email  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mature single female writer and household manager with
medium-sized dog seeks full-time, long-term position as
housekeeper, cook, house/pet sitter, and gardener. Quiet,
intelligent, competent, discreet, reliable, steady, strong.
Skilled at cleaning, cooking, serving, organizing, scheduling,
running errands, tending livestock and poultry, garden tasks.
Current experience as companion/home health aide. Prior
experience with cattle, horses, goats, poultry. Have (very) few
handyman skills. Non-smoker, non-drinker. Resume and references
available upon request. Please contact Cate at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

40-50ish couple with 35 years of caretaking experience
seek work in Italy. Versed in the health and food field. Healthy
lifestyle. Able to handle all maintenance needs. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Housesitter available - Europe. Reliable, honest NZ woman
(57) travelling in Europe. I'm a non-smoker with clean and sober
habits; I love animals so would happily care for your pets, and
am a keen experienced gardener (small orchard, vege and
decorative); I am a competent cook/housekeeper. My work has been
as a professional business tutor and mentor, and recently
managing a small/medium organization. Excellent references
available. All assignments considered - email me 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property caretaking and/or personal assistant work in
exchange for house rental. Two sisters seeking two bedroom house
in exchange for up to 20 hours total work per week. Experience
and training includes: Corporate C-Level (CEO, President and VP)
Executive Assistant, advanced computer skills plus websites.
Also, experienced in landscaping and organic gardening and pet
care including horses (ranch know-how). Quiet lifestyle, mature,
professional and reliable. Enjoy animals: have three neutered,
declawed tomcats. Seeking long-term with agreed upon work
hours/duties. Start date: September 1st or October 1st. 
Preferred locations: Monterey/Carmel, Sedona/Flagstaff, Tucson,
Santa Fe/Taos, and Bend, OR areas. For our resume, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Married couple seeks housesitting job during the winter
months. Non smokers, clean, 55 and 51. Prefer AZ, NM, or other
warm climate, for 4-6 months. Husband doing volunteer Bible
education work. Wife will be present part time. Please call John
for details at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Uber Handyman, 49, no smoke, drama, drugs or addictions,
seeks a manager/caretaker position in a warm climate. Good
communicator, trouble-shooting, problem solver, will maintain
your home and property to your standards. 28 years renovating
experience in all aspects of remodeling, creative design and
repair work.  Organized, mature, dependable with history of
satisfied clients and excellent references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Wanted: Team of three professionals looking to
manage/cook/caretake your small property (B & B possibly)
in the USVI, BVI or other warm winter destination. One male cook
and two females with management/hotel/retail and cleaning
experience. We would require two rooms for living and a stipend.
Available in November through open ended. Mature, responsible
with great customer service skills! Let us manage and care for
your property, leaving you with no worries. Please contact 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced couple seeking property management/caretaking
position in the Santa Fe, NM or Colorado areas. Prefer
live-in with salary. 13+ years experience in estate management,
landscaping, animal care, managing labor, vendors and
contractors.  Non-smoking, honest, reliable and discreet. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Farm/Ranch raised widow, 53-year-old, raising a 9-year-old
granddaughter is looking for a place to live and care for,
maintain or provide for a family or elderly person. Please call
Jeamie at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, 50-year-old Registered Nurse looking to relocate
to the southern California area. Will be available for a
caretaking/housesitting arrangement. No smoking, drugs, or bad
habits. Excellent references available. Please call Jeff at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Married couple seeks Caretaker/Housesitting opportunity in
the Los Angeles area. We are very responsible and love life.
We're non-smokers and animal lovers. We have excellent references
as well. Please call Nathan at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Connecticut: Responsible, professional female: chef, house
manager, and nutrition educator, seeks long term house sitting
situation in New Haven/Southern CT area.  Many years experience
working for high profile/net worth individuals in private home
setting.  Excellent references. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced management couple (no kids) seeking new
position in Panama with small resort or B&B. We have 3+ years
experience managing a luxury rental property in Costa Rica. We
manage every aspect of property including sourcing and booking
reservations. Husband is professional chef and carpenter, wife is
excellent business manager and excels at client services. We are
both bilingual. We have impeccable references. Please contact us
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A personable, single, 43-year-old guy with a 'can-do'
attitude and a determination to get all jobs done. Diverse with
domestic, landscaping and handyman skills, pet friendly and
looking for new adventures and challenges. Excellent references.
Will consider any situation that includes ocean/lake and 'long
term'.  Passport ready and interested in learning about 'living
green'. Look forward to our discussions at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking long-term House Sitting and or Caretaker position
in Southern CA – Temecula - Murrietta, CA, and West San
Antonio, TX and Boerne, TX area from October 1, 2010 to April
2011. With this opportunity, I will include housekeeping and or
Estate Management. Professional, credit worthy and reliable
references available. Must bring two small house-trained poodles
with me. Please reply to  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Conscientious peaceful creative couple seeking unusual
place to live and work. Wide range of skills, handyman, computer
etc, artistically inclined. Privacy space and warm climate
preferred. Trustworthy reliable and experienced. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Position Desired: Certified House Manager/Personal
Chef/Massage Therapist. Experienced.  Healthy Cuisine. Personal
Care. References upon request. No agency fees. Available
mid-September 2010. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Manager/Personal Assistant/Caregiver/Sitter available. I
am reliable, honest, NS/ND. Experienced Nurse’s Aide and a
Natural Chef. Like to tackle, remodel projects around the house
and love to garden. Prefer warmer climate and available to
travel. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

57-year-old woman seeking a full-time position in the
Ponte Vedra and/or St Augustine area of Jacksonville, Florida.
Smart, experienced and very responsible writer/artist desires
accommodations in exchange for home and garden caretaking. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Mature couple - former property manager of upscale
Caribbean villas and builder with 20 + years experience, interest
in green building/sustainability, organic gardening, love
children and animals, seek caretaking position or other situation
in MA, RI or elsewhere. Healthy lifestyle, no smoking, drinking
or drugs. Excellent references available. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Reliable and honest individual looking for a property
caretaker position. I have lots of experience in different fields
such as: horse care, lawn maintenance, snow plowing etc. Current
job is maintaining for apartment/townhouse complex for 161 units.
Would like to relocate to east coast southern states. If
interested please contact Mark at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

While You're Away - Mature writer available to house sit.
Great references. Loving pet and plant care. Please call Joan in
Tucson - U.S. Pacific Time zone- at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Male caretaker or companion available. For resume and
references, please contact me at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Property Care Needs? Do you need a caretaker or property
manager? Expert Land Steward is available now. Botanical
Expertise. Irrigation/Pipe-fitting. Structural care and repairs.
Wildland fire protection expertise. Native plant experience.
Mature - Reliable - Experienced - Competent. A complete list of
skills is available. View resume at: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, email:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ("Land Steward" in the
subject-line). Mail:  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Have super duty–airstream–Harley - will
travel! Christian, widowed, semi-retired, financially
independent, responsible, clean, non-smoking, health conscious
individual with references seeking temporary/permanent
house-sitter/caretaker position in warm climate. I'm a father,
business owner, patented inventor, licensed home builder board
member of Optimist's and chair for the local Habitat for Humanity
affiliate. I have maintained our home and business for almost 40
years and can assist you in maintaining your property / business
in exchange for rent-free living or quiet/clean RV pad with
utilities. I have a valid driver’s license, excellent
credit rating and my passport is current. I enjoy life, ride a
Harley and travel in an Airstream with my Cairn Terrier. Please
contact Dennis at  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Security presence for your European home. Professional
male, 43 will pay utilities, maintain your property 20 hours a
week and be a security presence in exchange for housesitting your
European vacation home/residence. I work online so would require
a reliable Internet connection which I would pay for. I have
passed four separate background checks and will reimburse up to
$150 of related fees should we make an arrangement. For
references, resume and photo, contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Married Couple Seeks: Full-time, year around caretaking
position for a working guest ranch, lodge, in Colorado, Wyoming,
or Montana. Over 20 years experience in small business, horse
packing, hunting, and farm and ranch irrigation, large group
services. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Uniquely qualified, single mature male seeks to provide
live-in caretaker/security service on residential waterfront
property for an absentee owner. I am trustworthy, discreet and
dependable, financially, mentally and spiritually stable and
exceptionally physically fit. As a Professional Sales Engineer
employed by the same company for eighteen years, well
compensated, in an industry I have worked in for more than
thirty-four years; I am not seeking income. I work alone from
home and am very flexible regarding geographic location. I have
no pets. I am self disciplined, resourceful, athletic, a non
smoker and require no supervision. I have owned businesses and
have run businesses for others and will provide numerous credible
and verifiable references. Veteran - US Air Force - Licensed,
instrument rated airplane pilot - Mechanically inclined,
comfortable with tools, machinery, tractors and boats - Skilled
woodworker - built own home. Excellent communication and writing
skills - visit my website: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I am
currently providing caretaker/security service in Arizona on a
multimillion dollar estate that is for sale.  Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX by calling
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or emailing
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Searching for a responsible, resourceful, personable
individual to care for your property? Don’t miss this
opportunity to hire an educated single male who has devoted his
life to obtain the skills necessary to properly manage your ranch
or estate. I offer an unparalleled commitment to deliver
exceptional service by blending a common sense approach with a
positive attitude. If you are looking for a candidate who is
geographically flexible with an impeccable work ethic, a charming
personality, and great references contact Denny
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Currently entertaining all offers.
Thank you kindly for viewing my advertisement.

Wildlife biologist, forester, fisheries biologist looking
for private western ranch to manage. Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for resume.

Caretaker/Gardener available for southwest British
Columbia, Canada. I am a mature, responsible, honest,
congenial, healthy, fit, knowledgeable, creative, gardener,
nature/animal lover committed to organic food/garden.
Non-smoker/drugs/alcohol and enjoy reading, hiking, and cooking.
I have a good well-trained dog companion. Need an unfurnished
suite/cabin. Prefer semi-rural. Have truck and some income.
Available 9/l/10. Minimum two years. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 


Couple available: seeking year round caretaking position.
Daily care of horses, cattle, maintenance of barns, fences,
pastures, lawns, housekeeping, errands. Experienced with absentee
owners, mountain and high altitude living. Salary negotiable,
excellent references, non-smoking/ drinking/ drugs. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, or call 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional House Sitter available. Retired gentleman
with 25 years experience in estate management and butlering
available for late winter 2010 and most of 2011.Will accept
International and stateside sits for one month or longer.
Discreet, bondable, great with animals, security, and light
chores. Also, available to fill-in for your butlers vacation or
to staff and train a new estate. References and photo:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dependable, personable and professional couple available
starting in October to care for your home, estate, pets and or
business long term. In addition to our careers and business
experience – writing, editing, computer technology and
management – we have basic home and outdoor maintenance
skills, excellent references, and love for pets. Creative and
adaptable, we will consider any situation or location. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

The Irish Sitter. A valued small animal pet sitter
available for the pampered pet. Please email 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

43-year-old non-smoker looking for winter over position
with lots of snow. Available September 1st.  Please contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX with details. Remote locations no
problem.

Active, healthy, honest, dependable, mature couple seeking
caretaking position. Experience with animals, including horses.
Inn keeping experience, grounds and building maintenance,
gardening, general handyman skills including basic carpentry,
electrical, plumbing, mechanical skills, and masonry. Also
skilled in customer service, housekeeping, cooking, cleaning,
sewing etc. Non smoking/ no pets/ no children/ no drugs or
drinking. Would need housing and a small salary. South, South
West area preferred or any warmer climate. Available late fall or
sooner for the ideal situation. For more information and
references please contact Bob or Denise at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or at our Cell number:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Great Colorado Couple plus two loving dogs with extensive
landscaping design and build experience looking to take care of
your home/farm. Especially if it is located south of Denver in
Castle Rock, Sedalia, Parker, Castle Pines even as far south as
Larkspur. We are up to saving money to build an earthship and are
looking for an opportunity where we can contribute and support
your needs. References available. Please call Meg at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Santa Fe: Estate Sitter/Caretaker/Domestic Available.
Working professional returning to school to finish Museum Studies
Program. Will provide excellent references for your peace of
mind, exceptional pet care, home security, package/mail
collection and contractor management. I'm a 3x homeowner,
reliable, meticulous when it comes to cleaning, very pet-savvy,
non-smoker/non-drinker with my own vehicle.  Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Available for short term house-pet sitting assignments:
Experienced in property, pet caretaking, some cattle feeding. 
MO, KS, and surrounding states. Excellent references provided
upon request. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Single, conservative gentleman desiring long-term
relationship. Private room available with full house
privileges in a quiet, rural Montana home with a retired man.
Seek a single female who is a slender, actively health conscious,
Christian lady who enjoys solitude, nature, photography,
greenhouse, and rustic-hobbies. Caretaker responsibilities in the
greenhouse and general yard maintenance. Activities include
beautiful mountains, hikes, biking, winter snowshoeing, canoeing,
fishing, feed wildlife and trips to Glacier National Park. No
drugs, no smoking. Please contact: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
with a letter about yourself, or call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.   

Caretaker, property manager, personal assistant/chef,
health and well being assistant available to fill your needs.
Well rounded individual who lives a simple, drama-free life ready
to serve. Long term employment with salary in a warm climate
desired. For bio, pictures and info, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

House manager/caretaker gentleman seeking full time
position, will relocate and travel. 10 years experience in
private domestic service.  40 years in all phases of Building
Construction, Fine Arts and Antiques. Excellent interpersonal and
organizational skills. Bondable with resume and exceptional
references upon request. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

30+ experienced housesitter/caretaker seeking position in
Taos, NM, September to June (dates flexible). Multi-skilled
artist comfortable with pets, gardening, landscaping, carpentry,
etc. References available. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a Long-Term Housesitting Position in the Denver
Metro, Boulder or Superior Area. Responsible middle age
female, single, professional, full-time student beginning
September/October. If you have an empty house that needs security
and the occupied appearance, I am the gal for you. Provide TLC to
your plants, pets (no cats) as needs dictate. I live a low-key,
clean and quiet lifestyle. Willing to undergo background check.
Stellar References. Call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Keeping care of your property with
devoted respect and care.

I'm reliable, honest, non-smoking, clean, semi-retired,
have own income and valid driver’s license. Looking for a
quiet, rural setting. Will exchange cabin, cottage or small house
plus utilities for 20 hours work. Will work extra for stipend. I
have some tools. Mowing, general cleaning, pool care, minor
plumbing and carpentry. Security background. Can be reached at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, any time.

Situation sought in Portland, ME, Montpelier, VT, or Concord,
NH general areas: Healthy, pleasant, conscientious,
intelligent, hard working, capable, responsible, experienced,
positive, nature-loving, artistic woman in mid 40‘s seeks
house-sitting, caretaking, house sharing arrangement, and/or
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gardener, compassionate caregiver/assistant with the elderly and
those with special needs. Have lived 20 years in NH with stable
jobs and have excellent references. Wanting to relocate closer to
more cultural opportunities yet remain in northern New England.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced U.S. English teacher – TESOL Master's
degree; Italian/Dutch heritage; fit 50+ years; nonsmoker; enjoys
children/outdoors/ animals/gardening/languages – seeks
longtime tutoring/homestay/housesitter position in Italy.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or phone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 
    

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area. We will consider all types of housing. We have handyman,
maintenance and technical skills. We have experience with
hospitality, gardening and landscaping. Excellent references can
be provided. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank
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