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THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
         
THIS IS OUR 191st ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983                    Volume 32, Number 5      
            September/October 2014                  ISSN
1074-3642
                               
HIGHLIGHTS
- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 33 states
and 20 countries
- Caretaker Profile
A Mountainous Occasion
- Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in northeast Alabama, needs
volunteers. Room/board provided for two persons to work
approximately six hours/day, five days per week. Local
transportation provided. Three greenhouses are for bedding plants
and vegetables plants. We grow blueberries, blackberries,
raspberries, strawberries, figs, herbs, grapes, muscadines, and
various vegetables. Permaculture techniques are in progress. Farm
features include fields, woods, creeks, ponds, meadows, beaver
dams, wild life, family environment. Long term volunteering
(month or more) is preferred. Bring no tobacco products, drugs,
alcohol, pets, and no concubines (definition includes "my
boyfriend and I want to come"). If you are seriously interested
please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

ALASKA

CARETAKER WANTED for a remote 5-Star Lodge in southeastern
Alaska. We are located 50 miles north of Ketchikan in the Tongass
National Forest. Looking for a solid seven month commitment from
October 1 to April 30.  If interested please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ALASKAN OPPORTUNITY available now through October. Looking for an
experienced middle age person with a hard work ethic to help with
general maintenance, farm projects, construction on amazing 600
acre XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX homestead. Getting ready for winter
again! Experience is vital with farm equipment, fruit orchards,
chainsaw, carpentry tools, and basic construction know how. Your
own income is helpful. You will have a place to live and staple
foods. We also harvest farm fresh foods, wild foods and
mushrooms. Some wages possible for work done over set minimum
hours. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

WE NEED HELP in the Arctic! We can always use a hand in our
upcoming winter months. We are also looking for helping hands
over our summer season (May - September, 2015). Come help feed
the dogs, drive tourists to the Aurora Viewing Cabin, mow grass,
shovel snow, wash dishes and make friends! Our world famous lodge
is located 35 miles above the Arctic Circle in a fly in only
village on the Koyukuk River in the foothills of the Brooks
Range. Be a part of ''Real Alaska'', not set up for cruise ships
or tourists. The Lodge, although accommodates many tourists is
also a place for locals and Alaskans traveling through with their
own airplanes. We offer a taste of original Alaska, untouched and
authentic. The experience we give our guests will last them a
lifetime, friendly and professional service in an environment
where they can observe real Alaska taking place. The Winter
Season officially starts December 1st through March 31st. We
require a minimum stay of one month. To apply, please write to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ARGENTINA

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

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

ARIZONA 

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

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a not-for profit
organization geared toward converting the well-worn words
"sustainability" and "community" from pretty flowers to delicious
fruit. We are in the genesis of building a self-reliant,
ecologically conscious, and holistically healthy community on a
stretch of 64 acres, 26 miles west of Tucson.  One  of  the 
actual steps we are currently taking is the creation of a (circa)
1/4 acre food forest. This edible landscape will consist of
climate-adjusted boreal fruit trees as well as some of the prize
canopies of the Southwest. Aside from containing a significant
area for annual gardening, it will also be home to several
high-value indigenous and naturalized medicinal herbs. This food
foresting initiative will be prototypic of a considerably larger
version slated for several acres on our land. In essence, we are
beginning to produce our necessary resources on-site. Together
with our neighboring eco-village, we are also exploring various
natural building methods including tepees and adobe. Our land,
with its expanse of mesquite trees and medley of cacti, is
reminiscent of that virgin West characteristic of a much earlier
America. During the day, in every distant direction one can
behold a mountainous horizon. During the night, every up-turned
face is beheld by a sea of stars. Our space is indeed a small
wonder. We welcome compassionate, inquisitive, and energetic
self-starters willing to better themselves and impact the world
in a productive way. In exchange for the contribution of diligent
work by self-motivated volunteers, we provide modest, rustic, yet
comfortable accommodations. Facilities consist of travel trailers
provided with electricity, propane stove, and refrigeration, a
one-person bunk house, and tent camping. Two Internet-enabled
community computers are available and a fairly reliable Wi-Fi
signal for those possessing laptops. If what you've read
intrigues you, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a chat and
possibly arrange a stay. We're accepting volunteers during all
seasons. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hi Gary, I'm just back from sunny Spain where I led geology trips
for the last month. Our Cascade mountain snow is melting, so
about time to start mining again in the Northwest. We're still in
touch with several of the fine folks we've met and hired through
the Gazette, going all the way back to the early 1990's. Larry
(Spruce mine caretaker two years ago) tells me that he's written
an article for you about his experiences. We ask all our
caretakers to leave a note for us and future caretakers. A couple
of my favorites: "The life of a wilderness caretaker: when you're
hungry, pick a salad of miner's lettuce, huckleberry, and wild
mushrooms.  When you're thirsty, sip from one of the cool springs
bubbling from the ground. When you're tired, recline on the soft
moss under a 500-year-old cedar. When there's work to do, marvel
at the crystal sculptures Mother Nature has left in this magical
place." Cat, 2005. "I've never worked so hard or loved what I was
doing as much as I did during two summers in the Middle Fork
Valley. I was in the best shape of my life when I left, the
result of daily hiking 1/2 mile straight up. Living in an old
growth forest is: spectacular, calming, grounding, and dark."
Joe, 1996. "My name is D. Swan, and I hail from Racine.  I lived
in this cabin, and did nothing but dream" Dan, 1997. If you'd
ever like an article from a long-time Gazette advertiser and
employer of caretakers, I'd be happy to provide one for you. Best
regards, Bob J., Ravensdale, WA

Hi Bob, thanks for your email. It's great to hear from you. You
can read about Larry's experience as your caretaker on page 8 of
this issue of the Gazette. Larry titled his Caretaker Profile
story: "A Mountainous Occasion". Hope you continue to find great
folks through our publication.

We are so pleased with the amazing response to our email ad in
the Gazette for help with our property in Costa Rica. We got over
100 responses and found someone to do the caretaking and a list
of other possible applicants if something unforeseen happens!
Just wanted to say what a great resource this is and how happy we
are we have it at our fingertips. Sincerely, Gwen B., Athyn, PA

Thanks for your message, Gwen. Glad to hear you had a great
response to your ad and were able to find help for your property
in Costa Rica.

Hey Gary and team, just a quick note and change of address for
you. I'm off on another caretaking gig thanks to your great
publication. April M., Sacramento, CA

Thanks for the update, April. You are able to change your address
yourself anytime you log into your account. Please let us know if
you need any help in logging in and best of luck on your new
assignment.

Gary, thank you so much. I have found a housesitter. My only
difficulty was trying to choose just one as I got so many replies
from fantastic people. I have been telling anyone who will listen
how amazing this service is. This is truly the way forward for
people wanting to travel for both parties, and again many thanks.
Jennifer L. Dublin, Ireland

Thanks Jennifer, I'm glad you discovered the Gazette and received
so many great responses from so many qualified people. Thanks for
spreading the good word about the Gazette! It's a great way to
travel and experience life in different locales.

The Caretaker Gazette
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only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
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or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
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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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ARKANSAS

MOUNTAIN HOME Project Office Volunteer Relief Park Host needed.
We have an additional opening for someone to serve as a Relief
Park Host Volunteer at Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes. The Relief
Park Host will be available to fill in for other park hosts when
absences occur. Park Hosts will collect and transmit all user
fees (such as camping, day use, etc.) Park Host will work with
all aspects of the National Recreation Reservation Service.
Responsibilities include receiving telephone calls, recording
data, providing visitors with local area information, performing
inspection tours of the park, and updating campsite reservation
and shelter information daily. A free campsite, which includes
electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of
payment for work. Please apply here: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

AUSTRALIA

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

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a 150 acre property at Canungra, located
50 minutes from the Gold Coast. A very comfortable unfurnished
two bedroom residence is available in exchange for light duties.
Your own transport is required. Please post your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a southwestern Hughenden, Queensland
cattle property. Duties will include checking and maintaining
waters, property and plant maintenance, and some grader work.
Must be confident working alone and capable of undertaking all
duties. There is no school nearby, so this position would be
suitable for an experienced older person or couple seeking a
comfortable rural living arrangement. Please apply with two
references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

I AM IN NEED OF A HOUSESITTER from December 19th 2014 through
January10th 2015 for my home in Beckenham, Perth, Western
Australia. I will be traveling overseas for one month. Must have
a police clearance and references. Must love animals (I have two
dogs and one chook). Should like a bit of gardening (mowing
lawns, pruning flowers, fruit plants etc.). Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed along the Gold Coast of Queensland. In
exchange for accommodation and facilities, the caretaker will
need to look after gardens, lawns etc. Some maintenance required.
Must be honest, reliable and willing to get your hands dirty.
Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

AUSTRIA 

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

BAHAMAS 

LIVE FREE ASAP on the ocean in the Bahamas! Walk and feed our
dogs and maintain the property. We need a mature, financially
secure man or a couple. Please include current photos and
references when you email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

BELIZE

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

CALIFORNIA

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

A FULL CHARGE HOUSEKEEPER needed in Monterey, CA. Duties consist
of (not limited to) cleaning the home top to bottom, bedding,
laundry, ironing, dusting, silver polishing, vacuuming, animal
feeding and care if necessary, and other estate duties. Must be
qualified in Protocols and Etiquette. No tobacco use. Capable of
running errands and experience in Estate Homes preferred. Speak,
read and write English. Reliable transportation. References
mandatory. Benefits package available after six months. Please
email your resume and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

CARETAKER COUPLE TEAM needed. Husband/Wife caretaker couple
position available immediately in Sonoma's beautiful Valley of
the Moon. This is a wonderful position for a retired or
semi-retired couple who are in good physical condition. You are
provided a beautiful two bedroom home overlooking vineyards and
oaks with utilities included in return for approximately eight
hours per week from each person. This is a highly sought-after
position in one of the most desired locations in the country. We
need an honest and trustworthy couple, husband and wife, and a
brief letter of introduction. Background check will be completed
on all candidates. A full list of duties is available upon
request. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

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

PART-TIME RANCH CARETAKER who has their own RV wanted in Felton
(near Santa Cruz). Compensation will be space to park a small,
live-in RV. Responsibilities will include:

1. Morning feeding and watering two days/week.

2. Clean three stalls/paddocks pens five days/week. 

3. Occasionally clearing driveway of fallen trees.

This is about 10 hours per week of work. Requirements: you must
have an RV, and you must have a job or another source of income,
and you will need references. To apply, please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Dutch Flat (Placer County) needs help. Our
A-Frame and cottage in the Sierra Foothills at 4,000 ft. on 8.5
acres, in mixed Black Oak and conifer forest needs help with fire
prevention clearing of brush and some trees. We also need
plumbing, construction and carpentry skills for help with several
projects. These include adding a room to our cabin, and
installation of a new simple septic system. We would love help
with social networking, particularly in connection with promoting
a forthcoming book (see "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."). If you would like to join us, you would live in
our cabin in the woods or the attached cottage across the drive
from our house. You will find peace and quiet, and if you are a
writer, artist, musician or need some time to think, the
conditions are perfect. We would have many meals together and
provide food otherwise and would aim for a regular schedule of
six hours a day, five days a week with lots of flexibility. Also
nearby are beautiful biking roads, and there are warm sunny days
and cold, snowy or rainy ones. Bicycle provided. A car is handy.
Your dog might come with you - to be discussed. The preferred
length of stay is three weeks to three months. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

CARETAKER WANTED on a ranch in Colusa County. A small house and
utilities are available in exchange for part-time chores (no
salary). Must be clean, tidy, use no drugs or smoking. Experience
with horses and livestock would be very helpful. This would be
ideal for a retired person who likes country living. The position
is available in July. To apply, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

CANADA

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

COLOMBIA

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

COLORADO

COUPLE OR SINGLE NEEDED near National Parks! 775-square foot
alternative Hybrid Adobe home on two acres in a forested
Pinon/Juniper area with well, electricity, internet, phone,
Refrigerator/Standup Freezer, and Propane stove/wood stove.
Located at the top of 2,000-foot deep Dolores River Canyon on
paved country highway. Cortez, CO is 45 minutes away; it's 75
minutes to Moab and these National Parks: Canyonlands, Arches,
Mesa Verde; Telluride; Durango, CO. Basecamp is a Logistics
Center for the Navajo Humanitarian/Permaculture/Sustainability
Project. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to learn more.
Caretaking assists our team. Volunteers needed for project. Home
needs repair, maintenance, cleanup and your cat! Start around
August 24, for what could possibly turn out to be a long-term
position. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

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

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

A COLORADO MOUNTAIN RANCH is seeking a full-time ranch hand. We
are located in Westcliffe, settled in the floor of a high
mountain valley. Our family operation was established in 1919.
Duties would include: grass hay harvest, equipment operation,
equipment maintenance, flood irrigation, and the feeding and care
for 50 head of mother cows. Welding, mechanic experience, and
trucking skills preferred. Compensation includes salary,
utilities and housing in a two bedroom home. This is not a
cowboying operation, so horses are not required. Please mail your
resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

CONNECTICUT 

CARETAKING COUPLE needed to manage a 26 acre estate in a prime
area of New England. Federal colonial with seven bedrooms-family
vacation home used for occasional events: corporate meetings,
seminars and small weddings. Must be able to keep the house and
gardens in top condition. One bedroom apartment provided, with a
small kitchen, attached to main house, with separate entrance.
Couple must have caretaking experience and excellent work
references. Must be available by November 1st or before. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

COSTA RICA 

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

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

CARETAKER/RENTER WANTED. Costa Rica beachfront home in Zancudo, a
small town on Gulfo Dulce. Contemporary 2-story, two bedroom/two
bath, deck, laundry room, bodega, DSL internet, etc. Seeking a
mature, non-smoking person/couple, one-year lease. Available
March 2015. $300/month plus utilities and a deposit. Please
contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

VOLUNTEER ESL TEACHER NEEDED. We are a not-for-profit
organization based in San Gerardo de Rivas (near Mt Chirripo); in
south central Costa Rica that exists to support rural Costa
Ricans in accessing better jobs. We provide free English and
computer classes, apprenticeships and scholarships as well as
internet access, a website to promote the local community and a
local cafe/meeting centre. We urgently require a qualified,
experienced ESL teacher for classes in Canaan, Herradura and San
Gerardo. The classes are with schoolchildren, youth and adults in
small groups. Some Spanish would be desirable. In exchange, we
provide a home stay with a local family which may be free to
teachers with experience who can commit to three months or more.
If you are lacking experience we will still consider you on a
sliding scale. (Full cost per month for volunteer home stay and
all meals is $300 - equivalent to $10 per day). This is a small,
rural community surrounded by beautiful hills, rivers and
waterfalls. Horseback riding is the norm and people enjoy the 'el
campo' lifestyle - no shopping malls and limited internet here!
We are close to San Isidro de General, the local center with
banks, internet cafe's, stores etc., and we are also within easy
reach of the beach at Dominical and Uvita for swimming, surfing,
fishing and wildlife. We welcome anyone with a thirst to enjoy a
rural Latino culture, practice their Spanish and donate their
time and talents to the community. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

ECUADOR

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

ENGLAND 

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

FRANCE 

COUPLE REQUIRED for a beautiful family manor set in a village
near Deauville. The position will suit a cook/housekeeper and an
experienced gardener with maintenance skills. The house and
garden are fully equipped, and the pool is separately maintained
by a pool company. A furnished two bedroom cottage will be
provided with utilities included, except telephone. French
speaking is not essential but the couple must have the
appropriate skills to maintain the property when the owners are
not in residence. Clean driving licenses are required. Interviews
for the post will be from the 6th to 11th of September in London.
To apply, please send a covering letter and your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

HOUSESITTER WANTED for six to 12 months in a very quiet
residential area in a beautiful location in the South of France.
Start at the beginning of September 2014. Must be a non-smoker.
The main tasks are keeping the house and property tidy during the
owner's absence. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." for more information.

GEORGIA

AN ATLANTA FAMILY seeks a Housekeeper for their new casual home.
The family includes children but no pets. This is an outstanding
family with a history of keeping staff for a long time. You will
be replacing a previous long-term employee. Responsibilities of
this position includes general and detailed housecleaning;
running errands; laundry and ironing; caring for guests;
occasional childcare as needed to back up the nanny; organization
of closets and supplies; and caring for marble, antiques,
paintings, interior windows, crystal, metals, the spa, and other
high-end items requiring specific knowledge. They will not accept
smokers. Previous experience working in a home of wealth or
equivalent in professional training is required. Salary
commensurate to skills and experience. No phone calls, please. If
you are interested, please email us your resume, a recent photo,
and a copy of your driver's license for consideration to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." If accepted we will then
send you an application to be completed.

HAWAII

FARM HELP needed. Our farm is located on one of the most
beautiful parts of the Big Island, just a few miles from ocean
access for swimming and snorkeling and important Hawaiian
historical sites. At an altitude of 1,500 ft, we have cool nights
and ocean views surrounded by lush tropical woods. We are in the
process of restoring our five acre macadamia and fruit farm to
production. This currently involves clearing and weed eating the
overgrown areas and removing vines from macnut and fruit trees.
It is very rewarding work. There is some macnut and fruit picking
that also needs to be done. We are also in the process of
restoring the farm house which means conditions rather like
indoor camping with very limited access to electricity and
outdoor showers. We ask approximately 20 hours a week work. We
provide occasional meals and basic food stables but you will need
to be able to provide much of your own food. Some fruit is ready
to be enjoyed by our helpers. Non-smokers and no drug users only.
We also run a small bakery operation with several weekly farmers
markets for additional work opportunities for those who like that
experience. This takes us half way around the Big Island each
week so we are able to help transport you to other noteworthy
portions of our amazing island. For more info, please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS are needed from August 19 to
September 1 in the beautiful forest of Hallormsstaoaskogur, doing
nature oriented tasks. The area offers a great variety of walking
paths, such as to the deepest valley of the country and up to
Sandfell where the view is quite magnificent. Riding tours up to
the mountains or in the woodland are also nice experiences. The
project is located in the municipality of Fljotsdalshérao,
Iceland's easternmost populous municipality; 17 km from the
largest town in the Eastern Iceland - Egilsstaoir (population
2,600). Volunteers should have a motivation for working outdoors
and getting to know the ways of living in a rural area. Our tasks
will mainly be focused on picking blueberries, stone bramble,
tree cones and herbs. Our host has a small 100% organic food and
herb production, which focuses on manually handpicked food
ingredients. This is a great volunteer project for those who love
food, the outdoors and have opinions about nutrition. The working
plan will be flexible and it will depend on the needs of our
local host, the advance of the diverse projects in the area
surrounding the forest and of course on the weather conditions.
Last but not least we will explore the surroundings of the
location and enjoy free time activities arranged in cooperation
with the local host. XXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will sleep in a
local house, sharing rooms. The apartment is fully equipped with
access to the kitchen and bathroom. Please bring your own
sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in
charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Our hosting
partner will organise free time activities in the surroundings of
the project, such as hiking and possibly horseback riding. To
learn more, please visit our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

ILLIONIS

HOUSESITTER wanted for a five bedroom house on a five-acre
farmette in a rural area midway between Chicago and Milwaukee.
You pay utilities, work eight hours a week (mowing, snow removal,
and maintenance) in return for a private room and bath and
kitchen privileges. My wife and I travel and will be in the house
only occasionally. This is for a single person, or couple, with
no pets. Prefer someone with handyman and carpentry skills and
accustomed to rural property. You will need a car.  Available
now.  This is a long-term position. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." and explain why you would
be interested in our housesitting position. Thanks.

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

ITALY

VINEYARD HELP needed. We have a vineyard, olive trees and a
vacation house near Tropea in Calabria. We need a couple to help
us for some weeks from September to June for vintage, olive
harvest, gardening, general maintenance and Internet
announcements. In the autumn, winter and spring we have a lot to
do in the vineyard, with the olive trees, the house and garden.
Accommodation will be provided in a fully equipped chalet. It is
better to come with a car or rent it here. We expect you to work
two hours a day. You should buy and cook your own food. We are
used to giving local products and can teach you how to prepare
traditional dishes. You don't have to work on Sunday. If we have
time, we can show you around our region and our white sandy
beaches. We would be glad to welcome people from all over the
world to our home. We prefer couples. Feel free to write us an
email at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

LAOS 

VOLUNTEERS needed. Our butterfly park has been newly opened in
January 2014, with an orchid section, a variety of flower
gardens, a netted butterfly garden, and lots of waterfalls. Our
mission is to create a research centre studying and publishing
about Laos's butterflies, host plants and preservation because of
environmental issues in Laos. We are looking for entomologists
and botanists. We also want to do school projects by inviting
local school children and provide them with learning materials to
educate and understand the importance to preserve their beautiful
nature for their happiness and financial security in the future.
We are searching for volunteers who want to do jobs such as
gardening, marketing, reception, and guiding. Our work/trade is
full days of work (eight hours), eat, sleep and enjoy the
beautiful nature of Laos. Spare time is two days in a week. You
must be fit and strong and not afraid of the climate. Our
butterfly garden is located 300 meters before the famous Kuang Si
Falls, and 30km from Luang Prabang. Transportation from and to
Luang Prabang is daily, provided by big numbers of tuk tuks and
mini-vans. If you're interested please send us your details,
motivation and experience in a summary. Any medical needs or
addictive backgrounds should be mentioned. We live in a small
village with a family based structure so we cannot afford any
mistakes in our relation with the local community as foreigners.
Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

KENTUCKY

A LEXINGTON, KY FAMILY is seeking a Household Manager to care for
their casual home and family. They have three young children and
a dog. They are seeking a long-term employee who is organized,
kind, structured, great with children, fun and energetic, and is
always eager to pitch in to please. They would also love to have
someone who enjoys healthy, low-carb cooking and is flexible with
their time. Other responsibilities will include chauffeuring,
running errands, and doing laundry. Must be non-smoking and have
previous experience in a wealthy home and/or professional
training. This is a lovely family who will really appreciate what
you have to offer to make their lives easier. No phone calls,
please. If you are interested, please email us your resume, a
recent photo, and a copy of your driver's license for
consideration to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." If
accepted we will then send you an application to be completed. 

LOUISIANA

CARETAKER NEEDED for a small apartment community in Basile, LA
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX). We are seeking a mature couple to act as our
caretakers/maintenance help for a small Elderly Apartment
Community. Duties to include looking after the residents and
taking care of the property in the absence of the Property
Manager. Light cleaning and make ready work to keep the property
looking in tip top shape. No salary is given but we offer a two
bedroom apartment rent free on-site. You must be able to pass our
credit and criminal background checks. Please fax your resume to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MAINE

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

MASSACHUSETTS

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

CARETAKER PROFILE

A Mountainous Occasion
Date of Birth: 01/23/1956
Interests: Developing presence, realizing my oneness with the
universe, healthy food, healthy living, writing, photography,
music, all outdoor sports, working to live as opposed to living
to work, simple living, and mini houses
Quote: "But do not ask me where I am going, as I travel in this
limitless world, where every step I take is my home" Dogen

Larry Gilson scanning the high ridges for Mountain Goats and
Black Bear

When I began subscribing to The Caretaker Gazette in 2010, I was
living a dream-like life near a beautiful beach in Florida. I've
always been adventurous though, and have long felt the urge to
write, and I had been working full-time long enough I was
starting to look toward the far horizon. Having met a
spontaneous, fun-loving, adventurous person who also had creative
urges, I couldn't help but dream of a life in which we were free
to pursue our creative instincts. Since we were too young to
retire, property caretaking seemed the perfect solution, but like
most, we had a lot of baggage. It took over a year to pay off our
debts and shed our excess belongings, but we eagerly scanned
every issue of The Caretaker Gazette and were ready to roll in
the spring of 2012 when we found an ad stating: "Mountain man (or
couple) needed...$700/month for one hour of steep hiking
daily...off grid cabin to live in....May to November." We
responded and before we knew it, we had a new position, 3,500
miles away in the mountains of Washington State. A few weeks
later, we had said goodbye to our coworkers, packed our pickup,
loaded up Jack the cat and were rolling away from our sunny home.
   
The job was with a corporation which owns a crystal mine about 25
miles out of North Bend, Washington. When we arrived in North
Bend on the first of May it was pouring rain! Everything about
that first trip out to our new quarters, including a road which
closely resembled a bombing range and the extremely steep
mountain slopes rising into the clouds around us brought home the
fact we weren't at the beach anymore! I grew up in Oregon and was
quickly reminded of several important ingredients to a life in
areas prone to gray skies and wet, cool weather...a wood stove, a
good supply of dry wood and an upbeat partner; fortunately, I had
all three. It rained steadily the first four days of our stay.
After just a couple of days of work however, we were settled into
a now-warm, somewhat-organized cabin and Jack the cat had the
resident mouse population on the run. On the fifth day, the sun
came out and I knew we would be OK.
Our job for most of the season was to simply be a presence at the
mine site and to represent the owners should any uninvited
collectors show up. Getting to the mine site provided some
fairly-rigorous exercise on a daily basis as it involved a
two-mile uphill hike or bike trip along a road, then an arduous
climb up a mountain trail that gained 700 feet in a half mile. 
Our responsibilities, however, left us plenty of time to explore,
enjoy the local hot springs, bathe in the 42-degree river, write
or simply sit and enjoy the beauty and stillness around us. 
It's hard to describe the experience of living for months in the
woods miles from civilization with a single word, but 'idyllic"
comes close. We didn't become friends with the local black bear,
but ran across him regularly enough to develop a neighborly
respect for one another. We also encountered a young mountain
goat on our first trips to the mine, but he was shy and soon
moved to less-traveled places. We enjoyed our weekly trips to
town, our potlucks with our friends at the hot springs and
meeting hikers passing through the area, but the quiet moments
were my favorites. Laying in our cabin listening to the rain
pattering on the metal roof a few feet over our heads or to the
birds waking up in the woods around us at sunrise, sunning
ourselves on the jumbled rocks of an old avalanche and sitting by
the river warming up after our baths were moments marked by few
words, but ones forged indelibly in my memory.
When mining season began in August, we were in great shape having
hiked the trail nearly 100 times by that point and began serving
as what we titled "American Sherpas."  While heavier supplies
were dropped in by helicopter at the beginning of the season,
food, beer and any other items that needed to be brought in later
were packed up the trail...much of it by the resident
packers...us. Additionally, crystals were packaged at the mine
site and packed down the mountain a box or two at a time, along
with whatever else needed to be hauled out. Between loads, we
assisted at the mine site, collected loose single crystals, did
some trail work and constructed a new helipad.
The best part of the mining season was getting to know our
employers...a small group from widely-varied backgrounds brought
together by a love for mineral collecting. Much of our contact
was with the original owner of the claim, who is not only a
life-long mineral collector, world-traveling geologist, educator
and walking encyclopedia of information regarding (especially)
minerals, but also an extremely personable man and great
storyteller with an endless supply of material. My partner and I
didn't became permanently afflicted by the "collecting bug", but
we did experience some small exciting "finds" and had a great
time getting to know and learning from all those we worked with.
It was with the same mixed emotions we experienced leaving
Florida that we "winterized" the outhouse, covered the wood pile
and locked the door to the cabin for the last time in October,
but winter was looming and (thanks again to The Caretaker
Gazette!) a new caretaking position awaited us. As we eased our
loaded truck down the pot-holed road one last time and headed
back into the "real" world, our journals were bursting, our hard
drives full of pictures, and our collection of experience much,
much richer.

"American Sherpa" with a typical end-of-the-day downhill load

MEXICO

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

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

MICHIGAN

CARETAKER NEEDED for an XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This would be ideal
for an individual with family and another job who is willing to
work extra hours caring for horses and property. A three bedroom
home will be provided. Please respond to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

MINNESOTA

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A CARETAKER TEAM in Forest Lake. We
currently have an opening for an apartment community caretaker
couple. You would receive a partial rent credit which can make
your rent as low as $0 (one bedroom), $0 (two bedroom) or $155
(three bedroom) depending on the size apartment you choose. We
would love to have you join our team today! Please email your
resume and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

MONTANA

CARETAKER COUPLE NEEDED. Year-round Caretaker Couple is needed to
live on site, provide a security presence, provide cooking and
light cleaning services, and assist in maintaining a large,
unique property in a rural mountain setting in Montana. Qualified
candidates need to enjoy a secluded mountain haven, have good
maintenance and handyman skills, as well as good cooking and
housekeeping skills. Candidates must be flexible, and willing to
respond to a variety of work, as needed. Additional duties
include running errands and dog care. A spacious, newly remodeled
two-bedroom house on the property is provided. We offer an
excellent salary and benefits package for a 30 - 40 hour work
week. Starting date is flexible. Please send a resume and cover
letter to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." for
immediate consideration. Only qualified candidates will be
contacted.

INTERNS NEEDED at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in the
Bitterroot Valley just north of Hamilton, MT. My farm is in its
second year of cultivating assorted produce and cut flowers.
There are three hoop houses which provide space to start bedding
plants and grow produce in the early and late season as well as
about an acre of row crops. There is a small orchard which will
not produce for a few more years. We also have a flock of about
60 laying hens and a few ducks and turkeys. There are many
opportunities for outdoor recreation within a few miles from the
farm. Potential interns must be willing to work hard, listen to
instructions, and be committed to having a good attitude. No
experience in farming is necessary, but having experience with
working hard and long hours would be helpful. It is key that any
applicant for this position be willing and able to work early in
the morning and when necessary during the heat of the day. It is
also important that potential interns be able to take care of
themselves in a way that allows them to be healthy in this
situation. Interns will be involved in the everyday operation of
the farm. This will include bed prep, planting, weeding, harvest,
and preparation of produce for sale. Interns will work Tuesday
through Friday leaving three day weekends for backpacking or
other adventures. Work days can range from four to six hours a
day for short time visitors to 10 hours or more for a full season
intern receiving a stipend. There can also be a paid opportunity
to assist with farmers market on Saturday's for most of the
season for long-term interns. Farm visits can range from a two
week visit to a four month internship which is preferred. Helping
on the farm will get you a place to stay and one meal a day on
days that you work. For the rest of meals anything produced on
the farm and some bulk foods are available. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

MOROCCO 

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

NEVADA

RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED. The ranch is located 105 miles northeast
of Las Vegas. It is a beautiful 150 acre ranch. I am looking for
a full-time caretaker of the facility. There is a place to live
with full utilities. The caretaker must be a handyman. For more
info, please fax "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

NEW HAMPSHIRE

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

NEW MEXICO

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

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX needs live-in caretakers with practical skills
and a love of nature. Possible permanent home in a remote river
canyon paradise for the right folks. Cabin provided. Please visit
our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

NEW YORK

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

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

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

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

LIVE-IN DOG CARETAKER needed in the Catskills. A caretaker is
needed for an upstate farm and small dog boarding facility on a
private hundred acres. Must love dogs. Must be extremely clean,
hardworking, and speak perfect English, have legal papers to work
and have a valid driver's license. Individuals or couples will be
considered if you are the right match. If interested, please
email your resume to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

NORWAY

INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? On an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, our
collective is for anyone keen to learn, share ideas, and work
hard. We are building a sailboat and when she is finished we want
to sail the world, visiting other eco-villages, collecting
knowledge and traveling in the most eco-friendly way possible.
Anyone who helps us out will have the chance to join our crew. We
also work on the farm, building up the infrastructure to create a
stable base for our community. We live with our dog, the farm cat
and some (very) free-range chickens. We keep bees and make jam.
We are also working hard on the boat to finish up and go south
this year. The plating is finished, which was more or less a two
to three months' work. Next one is installing all the electric
stuff and continue getting the engine in. Getting the rigging in
also a high priority now. Our plan is to set sail for West
Indies/Cuba at the end of this year helping organic communities
around the world. So if you have skills in organic farming and
love to travel with zero carbon footprints, please contact us. We
still have space up on the farm until the boat is finished so if
you have farming or boatbuilding skills you think might be useful
please contact us. Please send an email to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." explaining why you would be interested in
our community and please place this in Capital Letters in the
Subject Line: SEA GYPSY APLLICATION so we know you have been
reading our description here. Love from,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - a sea gypsy tribe of tomorrow!

SUMMER HELP NEEDED on our farm in Gryteselven, Norway. We have
cows, islandic horses, chicken, forestry, farm restaurant, farm
shop, small scale production, delicacies from the wild, fishing,
and hunting. We need help for the usual summer jobs like making
hay, fishing, picking wild food, cleaning the barn, chopping wood
etc. starting from the middle of June until the end of September.
We offer to show you around, a course in wood workshop, wild food
course, cheese making etc. We live in the beautiful mountain area
of Villmark, with lots of lakes. Please email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

OHIO

A COLUMBUS, OH ADULT COUPLE is seeking a Housekeeper to care for
their home, their dog and their two cats. They live in a 5,000
square foot home. This couple has a very casual household.
Responsibilities will include running errands, general and
detailed housekeeping, laundry and ironing, light cooking, and
shopping for groceries (fresh foods only) and other household
necessities. The right candidate will love animals and enjoy
taking care of pets, as their dog goes with this couple
everywhere. Other requirements include a clean police and driving
record, honesty and dependability, and self-motivation. If you
would appreciate making the lives of a relaxed active couple
easier and more enjoyable, this could be the perfect job for you!
This is a genuinely nice couple who will appreciate what you
provide. Flexible work hours and schedule. Salary is commensurate
with abilities and experience. No phone calls, please. If you are
interested, please email us your resume, a recent photo, and a
copy of your driver's license for consideration to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." If accepted we will then
send you an application to be completed.

OKLAHOMA

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

COWBOY/RANCH EMPLOYEE needed for a long established southern
Oklahoma ranch. We are looking for an experienced ranch hand.
Must have good horsemanship skills, cattle experience, and
experience with hay equipment. Home, a good salary, and benefits
will be provided. This is a good long-term job for the right
individual. Please mail a complete resume and references to:
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." Photos would be helpful.

OREGON

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

A REMOTE OFF-GRID FOREST PROPERTY in Southwest Oregon is seeking
a caretaker. This is an unpaid position offering an opportunity
to live (camp) in an 8'x16' micro-cabin in exchange for keeping
the property occupied and basic maintenance activities. Very
limited amenities to be maintained and utilized. Room for
gardening and fun foraging. The neighbors are National Forest and
timber farms. Should be in good physical shape; no drugs. Photos
and more information available upon request. May offer occasional
compensated dog sitting. A minimum of one year commitment
requested, though flexible. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." for more information.

ESTATE CARETAKER/MANAGER needed. Seeking a local resident
caretaker/manager for a gorgeous private riverfront estate near
the Oregon coast. Single or couple applicants can apply. We
provide a furnished apartment and all utilities (including
electricity, heat, propane, water, sewer, phone, internet and
satellite HDTV), health and dental insurance, plus a monthly
salary of $2,000 and $200 for monthly vehicle expense. You will
need a background in grounds care, landscaping, home and
equipment maintenance and housekeeping. You need to be a
non-smoker, light or non-drinker, mechanical and able to trouble
shoot and solve problems, and have a good eye for detail and
grounds care. You are also honest, creative and dependable and
work well unsupervised. The property is located approximately 70
miles from Portland near Elsie and 15 miles from the beach in
Manzanita. This gorgeous private river front estate has great
fishing nearby. Please mail your resume and letter of interest
describing your relevant experience, vehicle (preferably a pickup
truck) and personal grounds/repair equipment, email address, and
a current photo and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

PENNSYLVANIA 

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a large estate in Southern
Pennsylvania. Duties include landscaping maintenance,
housekeeping, minor farming, animal care, and lawn and pool
maintenance. Benefits include health and dental insurance,
apartment, auto, and vacation. Must have experience. Salaries
negotiable. Please send resumes to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

A PHILADELPHIA FAMILY is seeking a Household Manager for their
10,000 square foot home. Responsibilities of this position
include overseeing, supervising, or training the housekeeping
staff and assigning extra responsibilities as needed or pitching
in as needed; producing cleaning schedules and ensuring they are
followed; providing service to guests during home functions;
maintaining security measures; dealing with vendors; and
overseeing all technology, including home automation, computers
and entertainment. The right candidate is a non-smoker and has
the experience and abilities to anticipate the needs of the home
and family, be friendly but not overly familiar, be able to
respect confidentiality and privacy, be unobtrusive yet always
available, know how to translate their employers' wants and needs
into actions and directions for him or herself and staff, be
detail-oriented and self-motivated, and be willing and able to be
hands-on and assist staff when necessary. This position requires
previous experience in this type of position in a home of wealth;
professional training is a plus and would be invaluable. Salary
commensurate with abilities and experience. This is the
opportunity of a lifetime for a highly skilled, experienced
Household Manager. No phone calls, please. If you are interested,
please email us your resume, a recent photo, and a copy of your
driver's license for consideration to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." If accepted we will then send you an application to
be completed.

LIVE-IN ASSISTANT INNKEEPER WANTED for a Pittsburgh B&B and Tea
Room. Our ideal candidate would learn and participate in all
positions around the house, working closely with the head
Innkeeper and sharing management responsibilities. We have an
eight room Victorian style Inn, with a dining room specializing
in breakfast and high tea, as well as private parties. Culinary
experience a plus, but not required. An apartment will be
included for you. Hourly compensation will be paid for hours
worked during regular business hours; rates will be determined
based on experience and one can expect to work 30 - 50 hours per
week, plus 17 overnights on-call per month. Please email us a
resume and letter of interest to the attention of
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

PHILIPPINES 

MANAGER WANTED. Help with our small, but growing, Boutique Hotel
in the Philippines. No experience necessary, just a hard-working,
calm individual who can adapt quickly. This is a volunteer
position initially, food and accommodation provided. Please email
us at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

SOUTH DAKOTA 

CARETAKER NEEDED in Rapid City, SD. A local property management
firm is searching for a caretaker for a large apartment community
in Rapid City. This is an entry level position and affords
opportunities for advancement. Prior experience in cleaning, use
of cleaning chemicals, a general understanding of safety along
with a general understanding of how to apply cleaning chemicals
safely - is a must. If you are dependable, hard-working, possess
a strong desire to succeed and have a customer service attitude
then we are looking for you! Please apply in person Monday
through Friday from 10am to 5pm, or Saturdays and Sundays from
12pm, to 4pm at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers.". An
excellent starting wage, benefits, vacation and 401(k) will be
provided.  

SPAIN

I AM LOOKING FOR A NICE COUPLE who would like to look after my
house and my guests during August 2014. This is a beautiful,
organic place with 5,000 meter land, one main house and three
wooden houses. There are approximately 1,000 square meters to do
an organic plantation and the old horse stables now a workspace
area for art, therapy and meditation. You can see more at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX In the summer seasons the wooden cabins are
being rented out to holiday-guests. Helpers can come and stay and
work four hours per day. The rest of the day can do excursions to
the waterfalls nearby, or mountain walks in the natural park next
to the house. I have two dogs on the property, who are very
friendly and like to join you for walks! I am artist and sailor,
have my sailing boat in a little harbor nearby, and appreciate
helpers to come along sailing or do some work on the boat. Please
contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

TENNESSEE

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

TEXAS

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

CARETAKER NEEDED in Kerrville beginning 9/1/2014 to 12/15/2014.
Will need to care for my dog and a cat. My home is located in
town on a quiet street, with a garden, greenhouse, fruit trees,
berry bushes and vines, composting system, water harvesting, and
bird feeding. Will need to do daily animal care. Non-smokers
only. No drugs. Must be able to drive a manual transmission
truck. All utilities paid and internet plus monthly stipend.
Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." for more
information.

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

I NEED TWO LIVE-IN CARETAKERS in the Lancaster, TX area. A couple
is preferred, since I need one person for personal/household work
and the other person for land/structural work. Must love animals,
and have a Texas driver's license. This position requires a
background check. To apply, please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

FARM HELP needed. Our goal is to provide healthy food for our
family and community. We are currently raising heritage hogs and
goats. Produce we have grown include mustard greens, turnips,
carrots, beets, swiss chard, radishes, lettuce, spinach, peas,
and a variety of herbs. Right now we are working on planting and
growing summer produce (tomatoes, squash, zucchini, watermelon,
cantaloupe, peppers, etc.). Although we are not certified
"organic", we use organic techniques. We are growing our produce
in raised beds and in the ground. We do not spray pesticides and
we make our own compost tea. We sell at the Winnsboro Farmer's
Market and have been successful! We are looking for one to two
helpers who can assist us on the farm. Duties will be watering
and feeding animals, planting, mowing, transporting, and
preparing produce for sale. We have a guest house that is
furnished and ready for you! You will be treated as family! Meals
will be provided. Our beautiful home is surrounded by a large
ranch so you will enjoy beautiful days in nature! We look forward
to having you in our home and working alongside with you! Please
feel free to call us if you have any questions or would like to
visit our farm. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

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

SEEKING A FEMALE HOUSEMATE in Kyle, TX. I have a three bedroom
furnished home, and am offering reduced rent in exchange for
pet-sitting and house cleaning. Kyle is 15 minutes to South
Central Austin. Rent of $300 is negotiable, must have some
income, a car, and good references. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER needed for general ranch work. We prefer a
couple. Must be a non-smoker, and a non-drinker. This is not a
cowboy job. Please mail your resume or application to
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

THAILAND

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

UTAH

HELP NEEDED in Moab. I'm a 53-year-old female living in a lovely
small straw bale home with a large organic garden at the end of a
quiet cul de sac. I have a variety of gardening/landscaping/home
maintenance projects I'd love to have help in exchange for meals
and accommodations. In late June - late September there is
ongoing weeding; harvesting from the garden; help with canning
and freezing produce. In September and October, I need help with
landscaping the front yard, including some planting, laying down
a weed barrier and drip irrigation. Then in October and early
November, I need help with garden cleanup, and winterizing. I
love sharing my lovely home this way, and appreciate the help
more than I can say. I love hanging out with my guests, as my
schedule allows, and talking about life, sharing meals, coffee,
playing chess - whatever. Also, I am more than happy to show you
some of my favorite hikes. Love hearing different philosophies
and ideas, and stories about my guests' travels. Someday I'll be
traveling again, but for now I'm content to host. You can visit
my website "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." to get a
sense of who I am and what's important to me. I'm a passionate
cook with strong vegetarian leanings and am happy to provide
accommodations and meals in exchange for two to four hours work
per day, depending on what needs to be done. I can accommodate
single persons or couples. A few rules: no pets please. No
smoking or drugs. Accommodations are a semi-private screened area
with a twin bed, in the main living area, for a single person.
Couples have a private room with double bed. Shared bath in
either case. My house is small, but cozy and comfortable. The
patio and garden are lovely places to hang out. I can offer very
limited internet access in my home - there are numerous places in
town to access it though. Moab is a town of around 10,000, a
community of lots of creative, intelligent, and compassionate
folks. The scenery is spectacular, with red-rock cliffs and
canyons everywhere. There are endless things to do here - hiking,
climbing, biking, rafting, jeeping, etc. My house is five minutes
from town and 15 minutes from Arches National Park. And my
home/garden/patio is a lovely oasis for hanging out, if that's
your preference. Come visit - I'm sure we'll have fun! Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

VERMONT

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

VIETNAM

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

VIRGINIA

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

ON-SITE RESIDENT MANAGER CONDO CARETAKER needed in Penhook, VA.
Full-time residency required. Busy summers: four to five hours
per day, six days per week. Winter is five to six hours per week.
Office/Accounting skills required. A stable, mature person with a
clean background is needed. A two bedroom condo, health
insurance, $23,000 per year will be provided. To apply, please
call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

WASHINGTON

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

CARETAKER NEEDED for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. This is a full-time
year-round position that requires living on the premises. An
unfurnished two bedroom apartment with paid utilities is included
as part of the job compensation. The caretaker job is a salaried
position, expected to work as many or as few hours as necessary
to fulfill the duties defined. The duties will vary significantly
by season and activity, but on a yearly basis should average
approximately 35 hours per week. The caretaker will be present on
the Gun Club grounds and will perform all necessary duties for
each Event day of registered trap and skeet shoots (typically
Thursday - Sunday), and on Sundays during the Winter League. The
caretaker will be available on an "on call" basis for trap and
skeet machine adjustment and limited repair if needed during all
other days the Club is open for shooting, including Wednesdays,
Saturdays, Sundays and special events. Duties include trap and
skeet machine minor maintenance (lubrication and cleaning) and
supply as well as repairs and maintenance of buildings and
grounds, including the following: inventory and loading of
targets and other trap and skeet supplies, preparing equipment
and setting up daily before each use, storing and securing
equipment at the end of each day's operations, tending
irrigation, mowing, weeding, fertilizing of large lawn areas.
Continual policing of trash pick-up and emptying and maintenance
of trash containers both indoors and out is an important
responsibility of this job. Duties also include service and minor
maintenance of the club's various power equipment, e.g. lawn
mowers, tractor, fork lift, golf carts, etc. Please mail a cover
letter, resume and references to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers."

WISCONSIN

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

WYOMING

PET/HOUSESITTER needed for our new 5,000 sq. ft. home in the
Cheyenne area. We have a five bedroom/three bath home. We need a
pet and housesitter who can start at the end of August, 2014 to
tend four horses, three dogs, two cats, and our garden. You will
need to feed and water our animals and plants. There is no
exercise required for the pets. Would prefer a live-in
housesitter but will consider twice daily visits to our home for
feeding/watering duties if someone lives close by. There is an
option to have a car available to a licensed driver with a good
driving record during the two month stay. Please provide three
checkable references and email them to "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers." along with some information about
yourself.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Married couple with a strong work ethic seeking live-in
Caretaker/Housekeeper positions. Friendly, honest, hardworking
and love animals! Seeking mild winters, housing, salary,
benefits. Experience gardening, landscaping, hobby farming/animal
husbandry, firewood, fences, light construction, maintenance,
electrical, plumbing. Husband is mechanically inclined, fixes
most anything. His experience: 16 years as a
caretaker/groundskeeper, 10 years logging, nine years trucking.
Wife detail oriented, loves to create (baking, quilting,
cardmaking, florals). Her experience: 26 years office work, 19
years homemaker, and five years in a home business. Clean
records, no addictions. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers."

Hello. I am currently looking for a caretaking/property
management position on the island of Maui or O'ahu. I'm
44-years-old with 20 years' experience in building, maintaining,
and managing high-end homes in the beautiful mountains of Santa
Fe, NM. I'm available to live on or off the property and I am
easily capable of tending to all of the home's needs.
Additionally, I am very respectful of client privacy. I can
provide you with references of past and current clients. I live
on Maui now but I am easily able to move to O'ahu. Thank you for
your consideration. Aloha! Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

Mature mother and daughter team looking for long-term situation
as pet and house sitters. We would love to provide an ongoing
presence on the property of an absentee owner. We offer
responsible and loving pet care for dogs, cats and other small
animals including administering medication, when needed. We also
provide excellent basic up-keep of home and attention to entire
grounds. Extensive experience. Excellent references. Prefer
Central California, but willing to relocate. Please contact
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mature Woman, traveling companion, or housesitter available.
Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

40+ couple seeks a caretaking position in the Durango, Telluride,
CO area. Honest, friendly, ethical, variably skilled, with teen
son and dog. Housing/income position preferred, but will consider
all proposals. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers." Photos and references available upon request.

Experienced Property Manager/Caretaker couple seeks live-in,
long-term, salaried position in a private residence in Northern
New Mexico, Colorado or Washington State. We have over 17 years
of experience in estate management including building
maintenance, landscaping, animal care, employee management,
housecleaning and organization. We are discreet, conscientious
self-starters who have an eye for detail and take pride in our
work. We enjoy being creative in our jobs. We can be reached at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers." References are
available.

Hawaii: Exceptional caretakers with 20 years' experience in
high-end homes available to look after your property on Oahu. We
also own Hawaii's premier housecleaning business. We are
dependable and trustworthy. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

We have just joined Caretakers. We are a retired Caterpillar
Engineer and Histotechnologist. Retired and in perfect health.
Looking for short-term assignments. Please email us at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

My husband and I are in our early 50s, very healthy and fit,
financially secure and extremely responsible and capable. We are
former military (Naval Officer and Air Force Sergeant) with
diverse work experience. I've spent 15 years in law enforcement
and my husband is a retired marketing executive. We currently
live in Boulder, CO, where we pursue our passions--hiking and
fitness. We do not have pets or children and have the freedom to
live where we choose. We are mature, honest and dependable--the
perfect couple to keep your home secure and in impeccable
condition. We are seeking a long-term position in the U.S.
mountain west but are open to all possibilities. If you are
looking for someone to maintain a security presence on your
property, we are ideal. Interested parties please contact Janet
at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Creative couple seeks live-in position with land to steward.
Motivated, educated pair with backgrounds in stone masonry and
agriculture. Skilled in problem-solving, maintenance, organic
farming, permaculture, customer service, housekeeping, and whole
foods cooking. Looking to relocate to another beautiful
landscape, open to the right situation wherever it may be. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

2015 Caretaker Gig Desired. We are a Gifted School Teacher and
Ordained Minister. Excellent references. Neat, responsible,
looking for care taking in Albuquerque, New Mexico or a 50 mile
radius. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

RVers need site and pay, November 2014 - April 2015 in Louisiana.
Husband: handyman, maintenance, security, CDL Wife: librarian,
editor, nanny, and housekeeper. Love animals. Non-smokers,
hardworking, responsible. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note: Contact information for these ads is available only to
Gazette subscribers."

Quiet single female interested in a long term house sitting
assignment in San Jose, CA. Available to start October 1st. For
more inquiry please contact Tarrin at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Experienced home security, housesitter, caretaker seeks a long
term position in Southwest U. S. I bring myriad skills to your
acreage, home, belongings, pets and livestock. I have a law
enforcement background, and current impeccable references. Please
call Catherine at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Self-employed artist, daughter and dog looking for caretaking
position or land to place a yurt for housing within 30 minutes of
Flagstaff, Arizona. Horse, Goat, Chicken, Garden experience.
Rustic is OK. Excellent local references. Email
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Couple looking for farm caretaking position in MD, VA, WV, PA, NC
region. We are a responsible, experienced farmer/teacher couple
from western Maryland. Please contact Crosby and Tasha at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mature couple looking for a longer term housesitting or camp
hosting position Oregon, Arizona, or southern Utah for winter of
2014-2015.  Professional couple looking to enjoy a position in a
quiet setting with a warmer climate. Please contact Jeannie at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

California: Female woman looking to house/pet sit in North
Hollywood/Studio City/Sherman Oaks or about area. Very quiet
writer and her 21-year-old writer daughter have seven years
training with the Humane Society. Love animals and would love
yours. The house will be kept meticulously. We both run
cross-country for fun. Looking to start in August, prefer long
term but will take short term. We have our own transportation.
Please contact Dana at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Maui housesitter available from September 1st. Excellent
References. Non-smoker. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers."

Blessings All!  51-year-old female seeks lodging and salary
situation. What's in it for you? House/Pet-sitting, Ranch/House
Manager, Gardener, Personal Assistant, Home/Office Organizer,
Maintenance/Beautification, Errands/Appointments and Caregiving.
All options performed with positive feminine energy, moral fiber,
loyalty and with your privacy in mind. Heightened security
clearance, clean DL, not afraid to break a nail. Please email
'Doncy' at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Seasoned Caretaker with over ten years' experience in
landscaping, home maintenance, greenhouse, pools, ranch
operations, equipment, animal care, pond, water features and
gardening seeks position in (NM, CO,WY). Former Resource
Specialist with National Park Service with excellent
communication skills and knowledge of forestry and park
management. I am proactive, resourceful and affable with a
service heart. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Experienced care-taking couple seeks position on Kauai. Long-time
island residents with superb references. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Hawaii. Mature, responsible, locally employed couple seeks long
term on-site caretaking/estate management position in West
Hawaii. We are conscientious, discrete, and have a sense of
humor. We have an extensive background, strong references and are
home owners ourselves. If you are searching for loyal,
professional caretakers, please consider us for all your needs.
Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Extremely reliable professional seeking caretaker arrangement.
Me: 42, male, very active with strong communication skills and
the upmost integrity. In addition to managing the property could
also work as personal assistant. Near ocean preferred: Hawaii,
Caribbean or similar. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note:
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subscribers."

Oxford scholar will take out your trash! Award-winning
journalist/experienced caretaker seeks long-term house-sit on
California/Oregon coast to write a health book that can save
lives. Trustworthy Responsible-Mature-N/S-N/D. Excellent
references/income. Profiled in January Gazette. Please call
Catherine at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mature female professional/homeowner taking a gap year to study
art. Prefer Barcelona, Florence, Berlin, but if you have an art
school near you, LMK. Vegetarian, non-smoker/drinker. Likes
animals. Please call "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Los Angeles, California. Young retired couple looking for a
house, cat, plant, caretaker position for late 2014 and early
2015 in the Los Angeles area. Professional, trustworthy, clean
and reliable. Able to provide security, house cleaning, and
maintenance. References available upon request. Please contact
Kerry or Geri at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Mature married couple seeking a caretaking or estate management
position preferably in the Mid-Atlantic or the Northeast. Our
experience is unique in that we were professional Captain and
Crew of large sailing yachts for fourteen years as well as
caretakers of a 200 acre coastal Maine island for five years. The
yachts were kept immaculate and we maintained their complex
systems including diesel engines, generators, watermakers and
hydraulics. On the island we maintained the off-grid home and its
systems, grounds, outbuildings, a tractor and boats. We also
tended to the island's flock of 100 sheep. We are personable,
conscientious self-starters with outstanding references. Please
contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Trustworthy 52 year young female interested in
caretaker/gardening/pet sitting position, and part time Chef.
Would love to be of service in exchange for housing and salary.
My services and experience include: Professional house/Pet Sitter
from the Aspen, Colorado area. Customer service and sales.
Natural and Raw Food Chef and Health Coach. I am looking for a
peaceful environment to call home to build my business via the
Internet. Very interested in finding a retreat or rehab center
that would be interested in my teaching healthy eating and
support in the center as a Health Coach. Or one nearby, tired of
Minnesota winters and would love to find a new home with sunshine
and healthy community. References available. Please call
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

Long-term (three months to over one year) California
petsit/housesit wanted from mid-September:  Reliable, clean,
spiritual retired RN and published author (environmental) with
seven years excellent cat and dog sit assignment experience
seeking to relocate from VA to CA preferably Santa Barbara, but
will consider anywhere in CA. Willing to show home for real
estate sale. Non-smoking, no drinking, no substances. Have taken
care of sick animals requiring inhalers, medicines, injections.
Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Museum employee seeks pet/estate sitting in Monterey Bay/Santa
Cruz area starting in September. Superb references. Contractor
experience. Non-smoker. Accountable and willing to work. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Desire an estate caretaker position in the Portland, Oregon area.
Live in or out. 35 years' experience. Available November 2014.
Address: "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Retiring, Senior, Male, Single former ESL Teacher with House/Pet
Sitting experience seeking short/long term Caretaking position.
Domestic or foreign. I'm without auto. Excellent references,
police report, easy going. Would prefer a small salary. Please
email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers."

Experienced pleasant non-smoking creative caretaker with a quiet
lifestyle looking for live-in/on-site property (9+ months) paid
position in mild climes on mainland USA starting
November/December 2014. Me: seasoned professional
housepainter/handywoman favoring historic and church properties.
Also: wall murals, papering, faux, repairs, furniture
refinishing. Certified home inspector, security presence, typist,
online researcher, proofreader, contractor sched/bid review,
garden/pet care, Reiki practitioner, possible child/senior care.
I have two sweet/clean/indoor dogs: one large, one medium. Animal
sanctuaries, historic, private home and B&B properties in rural,
suburban, waterside preferable. No 4WD. Excellent references.
Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers." Thanks!

Seeking long-term housesitting opportunities in the western US,
Scandinavia or central Europe. Semi-retired professional artist
with 28+ years as home and pet owner. Successful and resourceful
handling related responsibilities, light housekeeping and
management skills. Trustworthy, experienced, quiet and clean. I
speak German, a little French and Norwegian. Non-smoker. Clear
background check and references upon request. Flexible
availability. Please contact "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Responsible, Reliable, and Experienced Pet and Plantsitter
searching in Europe long-term situations. Various skills, mostly
vegetarian and am trustworthy. Also do personal assisting and
travel if needed. Female over 50, caring with discernment and
discretion. Please email "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers."

Wealthy home owners and employers want experienced professionals
or applicants with training, to care for their homes and
families. Professional Domestic Institute has been training
professional household staff for 21 years and was the first to
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"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
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Live like a king for less in Costa Rica! To learn more, please
visit our website at "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers.".

Experienced working Caretaker, proficient in all areas of home
building, remodeling, repairs, groundskeeping and maintenance,
landscaping and gardening. Heavy equipment operator, boat driver,
novice SEL pilot. Also former resort Executive Chef/current
personal chef well-versed with many cuisines. I can manicure your
grounds, harvest the herbs and produce, slaughter the chicken,
prepare a fine meal and build a gazebo outside to dine under!
Seeking paying caretaking and/or private chef position,
preferably on an island or for home in tropics or other warm
climbs. For complete bio, resume and references contact Marc at
"XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Note: Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers."

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