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Tuesday, March 28 2017

THE CARETAKER GAZETTE

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THIS IS OUR 197th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       
www.caretaker.org

Published since 1983          Volume 33, Number 5      
September/October 2015        ISSN 1074-3642 
                         
HIGHLIGHTS
- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 35 states
and 12 countries
- Caretaker Profile
Victoria and Tom's Grand Adventure and Transition
- Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALASKA

ASSISTANT CARETAKER needed for a hunting and fishing lodge in
Kodiak. Must be a hard working self-starter. The lodge is located
on a remote island with world class hunting and fishing. It is
accessible by boat or floatplane only. The job is labor
intensive. The caretaker must have carpentry experience, basic
knowledge of electricity, gasoline and diesel engine operating
experience and must be proficient in chainsaw operation and
maintenance. Must be willing to do all tasks related to the care,
maintenance and improvements needed in the operations of a
hunting and fishing lodge. Must include your resume with
references and work history. Doesn't have to be pretty, just
thorough and verifiable. Position is available ASAP. Compensation
includes room and board, and $1,000.00 per month plus tips.
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

ARIZONA

SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED horse caretaker. Must have basic
healthcare experience for horses. Part-time, three to four
hours/day feeding, some manure removal. Live-in position, housing
provided (or bring your RV), partial utilities, hourly pay
depending on experience. Must be able to lift 110# bales of hay
and feed sacks. Must be a US citizen, nonsmoker, no
drugs/addictions, with a valid driver's license. Rural mountain
location south of Tucson. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

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

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) is looking for RVing
volunteers for the winter season starting in October 2015 through
April 2016. We are a private, non-profit organiza- tion with the
whole town as a museum, located 40 miles north of Yuma. We are
trying to bring this historic ghost town back to life. We do
special events like reenactments, running an 1890's stamp mill
and special tours. We offer full RV hook-ups for RVers who
volunteer for three days a week, plus one or two days a month, we
pay $8/hour. The best winter weather brings the Wild West back to
life! No smoking is allowed because of the great fire hazard.
Indoor pets are OK. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

ARKANSAS

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Fort Smith. I am searching for an
older Family couple to help care for my property. I need a
retired man and woman couple to do part-time work around my
estate. In return, you will receive free rent and utilities in my
mobile home on my property. You must have other income to live
on, such as a Pension or Social Security, Disability, or other
stable income. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers).

AUSTRALIA

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

A LIVE-IN CARETAKER is required for a local hotel just out of
Newcastle. The requirements include: answering alarm calls,
attending to customers who may on occasion lock themselves out,
load kegs away, maintain the keg room, and maintain the premises.
In exchange, you will receive your own room at free rent and free
Wi-Fi. There is no wage for this position though we are open to
negotiation of requirements. We are directly across the road from
a bus stop and local shops are within walking distance. The ideal
candidate will be a mature aged person, who has no parties, and
is responsible. There is only a small room available with its own
balcony, which would only suit a single person. Please mail your
resume and Australian references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Australia.

ACTIVE PENSION COUPLE needed for caretaking duties on a 16,000
acre cattle property in southeastern Queensland, one hour from
the Toowoomba Region. A Manager is onsite. A three bedroom
cottage and electricity provided. References required. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) after 7:30pm.

WE NEED A CAT/HOUSESITTER from December 10, 2015 to January 22,
2016 in Lutwyche, Brisbane. We leave early on the morning of the
10th of December and return later on the 21st of January 2016. We
have a cat who needs feeding three times daily and let out in the
yard. We're looking for someone to care for the house and the
cat. We have someone who comes to cut the grass as the yard is
huge and we do not own a mower. Basic housecleaning duties
required (washing floors, cleaning counter tops, etc.). Our house
is an old Queenslander and not air conditioned. We have four
large fans and black out curtains to help stave off the heat. We
have a very comfortable queen-sized spare bed with black out
curtains. We are close to Centro Lutwyche and about 25 gyms. The
busway station is a five minute walk and the train station is a
10 minute walk. Our cat is very independent and other than a
small bit of kibble in the AM and before bed and a tin of wet
food at 5 - 6pm, he is fine to be left alone. His vet is just up
the road should any emergencies arise and will alert him to our
holiday. We will have ample food/supplies for him and his
vaccinations are up to date. All we really want is to come back
from our holiday to a clean house with all of our stuff intact
and a living cat. No children or smoking in the house. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

I WOULD LIKE AN EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN OR COUPLE to help with
de-cluttering, painting, basic carpentry, sanding, gardening and
doing odd jobs around the house. I can offer a room, healthy food
and a driveway large enough for a large Grey Nomad Bus. It's a
modern home in Ocean Shores. Located five minutes from Brunswick
Heads, 35 minutes from Tweed Heads, 20 minutes from Byron Bay,
and close to shops and cafes with just a walk to the beach. I can
offer surfing lessons/art sessions/art therapy or money. As soon
as you can make it here would be great. It will take a month or a
little longer. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers).

BACKPACKERS OR CARETAKERS REQUIRED on a 5,000 acre property in
Rappville, New South Wales. This job is perfect for travelers or
backpackers to experience life on a big farm. We have good
accommodation and all meals in return for a few days farm work
every week and just helping with cooking etc. at the farm house.
We can also sign off on 88 day farm work visa forms in return for
a month's work, or stay longer if you wish. Work includes a bit
of cattle work, helping clean sheds and vegetable and fruit
picking, or if you can cook and clean, we have a few backpackers
already working and need girls or guys who are handy at those
jobs too. Please call the farm on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) for more details.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Hi Gary, thank you for your publication. I am thrilled with the
response to my help-wanted ad and will be definitely talking you
up with friends in similar situations. Jim, St Johns, AZ
 
Hi Jim, thanks for letting us know that your help wanted ad in
the Gazette resulted in a good response for you. Please let us
know how things work out for you. Thanks for spreading the good
word about the Gazette. We look forward to working with you again
the next time you need help for your property.
 
Hi Gary, I received a job offer within minutes of my
situations-wanted ad being posted on your new email broadcast! I
will keep you updated. Thanks, Harold S., Plainfield, IL

Hi Harold, that's great news! I've heard from many of our
subscribers that their situations-wanted ads placed in our email
broadcasts result in great and quick responses but yours is the
quickest one yet! Congratulations.

Dear Gary, thank you for renewing my subscription and mailing out
the latest issue to me so promptly! I am probably one of the few
people left who prefers to receive mail and talk on the phone
(instead of email). Is there any way possible that I can receive
the new listings between issues? Thank you for all you and your
wonderful staff do! Margaret P., Los Angeles, CA

Hi Margaret, thanks for renewing your subscription to the
Gazette! We have a number of subscribers who, like yourself,
don't use email and prefer to have the print issues mailed to
them. In order to receive our email updates (which are time
sensitive), you can provide us with an email address from a
family member or friend and we'll make sure the updated listings
are sent there and they can print them and share with you. Nice
to have you back with us!

Hi Caretaker Gazette, I have responded to one of your ads for a
caretaker and they accepted me and I have moved from Texas to
Arizona and I could not be happier I am so thankful for your
publication, making this possible. Sandra S., Tucson, AZ 

Hi Sandra, congratulations on your new position. It sounds like a
great move for you. All the best to you and please keep us
updated on your experience.

Dear Caretaker Gazette Family, here is my revised Situations
Wanted ad for your next email update. I received about a dozen
responses from my first ad, including a very interesting one from
Costa Rica! I am trying to narrow down my desired location and
I'm hopeful this new ad will do it. Thanks to all of you for a
great publication! Fran R., Sparks, NV

Thanks for your message and ad, Fran. Our database of property
owner subscribers continues to grow so hopefully your revised
Situations Wanted ad will result in a job offer in your desired
geographic location. 

Please change my mailing address and contact information. All
this has come about as a result of responding to one Gazette ad
in my very first issue! The first and only ad I responded to. I
am still interested your publication so I would like my contact
changed so I don't miss a single issue or update. Thanks for
making this opportunity available to me! Julie R., Sequim, WA
 
Thanks for writing and sending your updated contact information,
Julie. Congratulations on finding a position so quickly! It often
takes our subscribers a few Gazette issues before they find the
right situation. Please keep in touch - we'd love to hear about
your new caretaking experience.

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
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
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going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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come first placed basis. 

BAHAMAS 

ESTATE MANAGER needed in Nassau, Bahamas. International clients
are looking for someone to oversee and manage a large property on
Paradise Island. We are looking for candidates who have previous
experience running large properties from the facilities point of
view. The candidate should have a degree from a recognized
institution in mechanical and or electrical/electronic
engineering. You will be responsible for the maintenance of a
luxurious property. This would include but not be limited to:
maintaining and supervising all the plant and equipment,
including RO plant, generators, controlling all vantage lighting
systems, heating and air conditioning systems, media system and
irrigation system, swimming pools, tennis court, and managing the
overall upkeep of the property. Local assistance and outsourcing
is limited, therefore, you must be capable and have the knowledge
to be very hands-on in this position. If married and spouse has
experience working in private homes there could be the
possibility of employment. This position based on a two year
contract with automatic renewal. Salary is attractive, depending
on experience (no income tax). Accommodation provided is suitable
for a couple. A car will be provided at your disposal. Please
email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and include EHS # 507 in the Subject Line.

BELIZE

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

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

CALIFORNIA

WANTED: Long term caretaker for a 30 acre property in the Bay
Area. Separate one-bedroom cottage provided, utilities included,
in exchange for approximately 10 hours work per week. Duties
include: handyman inside and outside, leaf blowing and weed
whacking, garbage removal, maintaining our irrigation system,
light gardening, pruning and harvesting fruit trees, splitting
firewood, mowing fields and orchard, occasional driving and
inside help as needed. All tools and equipment are on site.
Non-smoking, married couple with outside income or pension
preferred; no children or pets. Must have prior experience in
handyman work and gardening experience and a good driving record.
Must agree to a formal background check. Please email your
resume, references and current photo to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

ARE YOU READY TO LIVE ON A LAKE? Handyman/Caretaker position
available ASAP. A retired couple is preferred for this position.
Must have your own outside income (social security, pension,
dividends, etc.). You will live year-round on one of the most
beautiful pieces of property with 500 feet of lakefront on Clear
Lake, California's largest natural lake, one of the best bass
fishing lakes on the West Coast! Located 21/2 hours north of San
Francisco. Please visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
for these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) for
pictures and more info on the property. You will care for a
four-unit resort on a private beach that can get busy during
several weeks during the summer. Non-smokers, no drugs, no
alcohol. A cat or small dog are okay. You must have good handyman
and landscaping skills and be in good health and physical
condition and good credit scores. This is ideal if you are the
type of person who likes to keep busy each day and maintain your
own time schedule. You will be given a 1930's rustic one-bedroom
log cabin (only suitable for a couple), located fifty feet from
the beach and dock with a utility allowance up to $100. You will
receive a minimum monthly salary of $500 depending on your skills
and your qualifications with extra income from guests cleaning
fees. If you would like to live on five private acres without
major expenses such as a mortgage and insurance, this is the
place. Single individuals need not apply. Interviews will be
conducted first on the telephone and then on the property. Please
send your resume, listing all of your handyman and landscaping
skills, outside income explanation, and current references with
addresses and telephone numbers to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

ORANGE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/CLEANER needed for a single lady,
and her 5,000 sq. ft. home, and one cat. Her home is located 30
minutes south of Newport Beach. Must have previous experience,
and training is desired. Responsibilities will include detail
cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, caring for one pet, errands,
etc. Current passport desired. Must be a non-smoker. Salary open
depending upon experience and abilities. No phone calls please.
Please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

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

RANCH CARETAKER needed for a small farm in the Chico area. The
caretaker will need to feed two horses, check the mail, and
provide security. The owner works abroad for four to five months
at a time. The Internet is available, along with a small 5th
wheel trailer, and solar power lighting. The caretaker
responsibilities, monthly reports, and free rent provided in
exchange for feeding the horses and watering the flowers. You can
bring a dog. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

CARETAKING ASSISTANCE needed in the Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo,
El Sobrante area. Must be able to handle rugged, outdoor living.
We have outdoor urban farming space with animals. We have one
caretaker couple living on site now and we could use additional
caretaking assistance there to protect and care for our farm
animals. This is rustic, without power or water, but we're
working on it. Free space to pitch a tent, build a tiny home, or
a yurt in exchange for your presence and help making a living
urban farm environment through our grassroots non-profit efforts.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) 

RV PARK in Corning, CA needs office support and maintenance help.
A healthy, non-smoking, team oriented couple or single needed for
office and maintenance support of a lovely Northern California RV
Park. Experience in campground Master is a must as well as loving
guest interaction and being able to provide superior customer
service. Full RV hook-up site is provided for 14 hours work per
week. All additional hours worked are paid at $9.00 per hour. The
site includes, electricity, propane, cable TV and Wi-Fi. Your rig
must be 2000 or newer and in excellent condition. Recent photos
of you and your rig should be sent with your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). Photos of your rig should
cover all four sides and all photos should be recent. A national
background check will be done before an offer is extended. Please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) to learn more about our
operation.

RANCH POSITION AVAILABLE for a single or couple in rural Sonoma,
CA. General building maintenance, small animal care, light
housekeeping and gardening, driving and errands. Live on-site in
a cute, secluded small house. Hospitality experience, and organic
farming a plus. Salary and benefits commensurate with skills.
Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers)

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

CANADA

ORGANIC FARMSTAY OFFERED in Kimberley, Ontario. Our nursery
supplies plants and resources for edible landscapes. We have
demonstration gardens that we eat from, and workshops on how to
design low-maintenance, self-fertile edible ecosystems. We
practice permaculture and forest gardening, and we're trying to
make a productive homestead that's also ecologically rich and
diverse. We love experimenting with new plants and have extensive
experience growing a wide range of unusual and delicious edibles.
Accommodations are in our rustic farmhouse, steps from the
beautiful Beaver River where you can swim or throw a canoe in.
We're located in the Beaver Valley, which is a beautiful, natural
and very wild piece of the Niagara Escarpment. Come join the fun!
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) for more
information.

COLORADO

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

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITY... for a small acreage property in Penrose,
Colorado. It would be perfect for a permaculture enthusiast or an
organic farmer. Home site with utilities available in exchange
for animal care, property clean-up and maintenance. Small
livestock experience required. Mechanical ability desired.
Experience with constructing alternative housing a plus!
Long-term commitment preferred. Please email your interest,
experience, and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) for further information. Thanks.

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

CONNECTICUT 

CAT/HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home outside of Hartford from
October 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016. We will be overseas and
will need our housesitter to look after our home and cats. We
prefer a non-smoker, a cat lover, a person who keeps a home very
clean, someone who is good with plants, likes solitude, and will
be quiet - and not disturb any of our neighbors. Must have
checkable references. For more details, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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COSTA RICA 

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

ENGLAND 

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in London and Italy for a family
of four within a large home in Kensington, London which has been
recently refurbished to a very high standard. We are looking for
an experienced couple who can run the property efficiently and
maintain the house to a very high level. The house has been
designed to a top specification with incredibly smart technology
so you should be confident in dealing with up-to-date technology
systems, and managing and dealing with contractors. Duties for
the couple would include but would not be limited to: organizing
all the household management, shopping and sourcing supplies,
being aware of each family member's itineraries and any visiting
guests, carrying out all housekeeping duties including cleaning,
washing and ironing, managing and organizing extra activities
when required, dealing with fine fabrics, delicate surfaces and
antique furniture, polishing crystal and silverware, family
cooking and table service to high standards, managing household
budgets, butler service when required and valeting duties, and
ensuring the house is guest ready at all times. The family is
looking for a couple who are willing to really get involved to
ensure the smooth running of the home at all times. Previous
management experience is essential. You would be required to
travel with the family to Italy during the summer so EU/UK
passports are required. When the family are in residence this
would be a six day week role, with five days per week when not.
Accommodation is situated in the lower ground floor and consists
of a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom, newly refurbished.
Salary is negotiable, depending on experience. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) and include EHS # 487 in the Subject Line.

FLORIDA

PERSONAL ASSISTANT needed in Orlando. An individual requires a
Personal Assistant for a live-out corporate position. The right
candidate will be highly experienced and proficient with a
computer, have extensive experience in establishing files, and be
very experienced in purchasing for the wealthy. You will spend a
great deal of time in a corporate environment, and so you must
have the requisite experience and comfort level in such a
setting. Salary commensurate with skills and experience and
includes benefits. No phone calls, please; if you are interested,
please send your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers). If you have the qualifications needed for this
position, you will be asked to submit an application for
employment.

RANCH CARETAKER POSITION available in Central Florida.
Caretaker/Couple needed. Minimum of five years' experience in
animal care and property maintenance. Must be non-smoking and
drug free. Must be self-starting, organized, detail-oriented and
hardworking. There are multiple buildings and all of the
surrounding property to be maintained...inside and out. The
position also includes the care of some domestic and exotic
animals. If interested, please email your resume with salary
requirements for live-in and/or live-out position to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed in Port St Lucie, Florida. I am looking
for a caretaker for my independent delightful grandmother. You
will need to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner, but she does not
eat very much. You will also need to help her with grocery
shopping and taking her to church and her Doctor appointments.
You will have a nice room, food, and a small stipend of $75 a
week. To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers).

FRANCE

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in Provence, France. We are
looking for an experienced live-in domestic couple who speak
fluent French and English to work in a beautiful property in
Provence. The Villa is immaculately presented at all times and
you must be proactive in identifying problems or maintenance
issues. This is a full-time residence with busy periods being
from April through October. The roles (housekeeper/gardener,
handyman) will include but will not be limited to: carrying out
the laundry requirements of the owners, maintenance of the
swimming pools, cooking/preparing meals for the family and
guests, basic maintenance and cleaning of vehicles based at the
Villa, overall running of all aspects of the Villa's upkeep and
maintenance including liaison with all local third-party and
contractors, and tending to the gardens and patio areas.
Accommodation will be provided. Salary is negotiable depending on
experience. To start ASAP. Please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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516 in the Subject Line.

GEORGIA

HOUSESITTER wanted in Perry, GA. A spacious apartment will be
available for a handyman/handywoman prepared to invest two
working days per week helping with sanding, repainting, and
tiling. You can watch over and just housesit the apartment the
other five days per week. Part of the work has been completed by
housesitters who have other commitments and will be moving on to
their next assignment. You can start ASAP. For more information,
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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SUPERINTENDENT POSITION AVAILABLE. A primary Caretaker and
on-site manager needed for an island on the coast of Georgia.
Responsibilities include operating boats, maintaining buildings,
grounds, and vehicles. The island is accessible only by boat.
Minimum requirements: Ten years' experience in supervisory or
management position. Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
Handyman/construction experience required. Candidate must have
ties to Brunswick/St. Simons Island area. Please send your
resume' to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to care for seven exotic cats in the Atlanta
Buckhead area. Buckhead is an affluent uptown district of
Atlanta, making up approximately the northern fifth of the city.
Free rooms and chores to do, such as mowing, etc. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Atlanta from October 25 through
December 15, 2015. I enjoy my garden, which requires some help to
maintain when I am not here. The gardening should take about ten
hours each week. I also have one cat that will need to be cared
for. My three bedroom house including utilities is offered for no
rent in exchange for the gardening and caring for my home and
cat. My preference is for a single, non-smoking person, who is
financially secure and self-sufficient and loves cats. Please
email and explain why you might be interested in staying here and
at least three checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)  Once I receive your email, I can provided more
detailed instructions on what to do with my cat, garden and home
when I am away. Thank you to those applicants who have previously
responded who were notified that the position was filled, however
the housesitter that I hired had to cancel at the last minute -
so for those who responded previously - please respond again if
you are available (I wish I would have saved all the email
messages that came in). Thanks.

HAWAII

ALOHA! We are looking for a couple to share a farm caretaker roll
as part of our sustainable permaculture farm and retreat while we
come and go for summer travels. The caretaker roll is an
opportunity to grow, learn and immerse in an established farm and
community. The exchange is available immediately through
September 30th or possibly longer for about 15 - 18 hours a week
per person. You will be on Sunday - Thursday, or Tuesday -
Saturday for about three to four hours a day. The situation
includes rent, utilities and a share of food from the farm as
well as the potential to generate income from farm sales. Some
sales are already established and there is room for more income
generation for self-motivated, inspired individuals. Ideally,
this position would be filled with folks who want to generate
income off the farm and/or do paid farm/construction work through
existing connections we have which could supplement their income.
The farm is located on 7.5 acres, on the slopes of Mauna Loa
Volcano with sweeping views of Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau's City
of Refuge on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are a small community
of people living on the land creating a conscious model of food
diversity, self-sufficiency and holistic living. We host many
folks from around the world as renters, exchangers, guests in our
guest house, and workshop attendees. We love inspiring a holistic
local lifestyle and being a working demonstration of how we can
do that. We have 15 years of experience in sustainable
agriculture and holistic living. On the farm we have dozens of
different types of trees and plants growing that are integrated
with our animals. Our animals include poultry, ducks, rabbits,
milking sheep and goats. We also have over 150 Macadamia Nut
trees. We are looking for inspired people who want the
opportunity to step into an established sustainable farm and
educational community and feel a sense of excitement and
engagement with the lifestyle and what it can offer. We would
love folks who want to connect with the local community, continue
to grow our collective networks, and share in a solution
oriented, fun, healthy lifestyle. We hope for open minded
individuals with a positive outlook on life who will bring
energy, skills and generative capacity to help the community and
the farm function well and flourish. We are looking for folks who
have a passion and curiosity for life, for cultivating
self-reliance, and for their own personal growth. In addition to
farming, we enjoy cooking, yoga, music, dance, qigong/neigung,
meditation, reading, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, exploring the
islands, traveling, learning about other cultures, etc. As a
caretaker some of your tasks will include feeding and watering
animals, maintaining the veggie gardens, mowing and weed wacking
and minor general upkeep of the farm and community spaces.
Because we have animals, there are daily morning and afternoon
activities that need to be tended to. Morning and afternoon "Land
Dance" is when the animals are fed and watered, so the day is
split, but afternoon timing can be flexible. Housing is in one of
our rustic 12 x 20 cabins with plywood floor. There is a shared
living room, an outside heated shower as well as inside bathroom
and kitchen facilities. The income that can be generated from the
farm may include macnuts, goat milk and cheese, fruit, chickens,
ducks, value added products, etc. We already have relationships
with several restaurants as avenues for sales and farmer's
markets. If this sounds like a good potential fit, we would love
to hear from you! Please write us with a resume or letter of
interest and experience as well as a photo doing something you
love. You can check out the farm at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers) Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) Mahalo and Aloha!

ALOHA, if you recently responded to my similar post and did not
get a reply, please try emailing again. I have a six acre
homestead on the forest reserve near Mountain View and am in need
of a caretaker or two for the farm. This position is unpaid, but
comes with an off-grid house, solar power, and vehicle. I am
basically looking for someone or a couple who can weed whack,
feed/water animals daily, and keep my garden beds free of weeds.
There are other random tasks as well, but no more than a couple
of hours of real honest work per day. There is an amazing lava
tube on the property and it is used as a venue for movie
productions and events. I have pigs, goats, ducks and a dog. The
property will be featured on an upcoming episode of House Hunters
International. My ideal caretakers would be trustworthy,
responsible, not afraid of rain, independent, drama free, and not
be complainers. I am not looking to take care of anyone, I am
looking for people to take care of my farm. I am a 29-year-old,
male, combat veteran, ex-fireman, world traveler, and an
agriculture major. I really enjoying having fun and love my life
a lot. I enjoy traveling and will be gone often. This is a
long-term position. To be clear: I cannot afford to pay anyone
for any work. I have had trouble with the past caretakers feeling
that because they did more work than I asked while I was away
that it was acceptable to compensate themselves with my
belongings. I really am looking for someone to take care of my
things, but not to take them. The house isn't amazing and it can
get pretty lonely out in the woods. Not to mention it rains a lot
in the rainforest and the amenities aren't great! Please keep
that in mind before considering this position. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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BIG ISLAND VOLUNTEERS needed. I will need help with miscellaneous
tasks as well as general building, painting, etc. Good character,
willing hands to help, but most importantly a great attitude,
excellent work ethic, responsibility, reliability, consistency,
honesty, openness, a kind heart and curiosity to learn in the
ongoing development of this place. You certainly do not need to
be superman or super woman. You must be willing to commit no less
than a week although I do prefer two weeks commitment. This is
not a place for Mr. Prince or Miss Princess. If you choose to
come here is because you are interesting in working, learning and
growing as a whole individual and human being. One big meal a
day, perhaps two provided. Please know and be aware that you will
be responsible to prepare your own meals and possibly the hosts,
particularly if you love to cook. I am mostly vegetarian but have
no problems with meat eaters if that is your choice, as long as
you buy your own meat. I live on the Big Island, 45 miles south
of Kona (tourist point), 75 miles from Hilo, 45 miles from the
ongoing erupting volcano, and 15 miles from South Point - one of
the most beautiful places in Hawaii - and Green Sand beach. My
property is located at over 4,000 feet elevation and with an
overwhelming ocean view. The temperature is spring-like, commonly
pleasant winds although strong at times. I live a simple life
with water catchment, solar power and compost toilet. There are
beautiful and clear skies here, and most importantly, it is
absolutely quiet. No cars, therefore, no traffic, yet, easy
access. No close by neighbors. Plenty of beautiful spots around
the area. A National Volcano Park gate just two blocks away. The
Kula Kai Caves just down below the subdivision. I am located on a
beautiful 80-year-old lava flow with pukas and caves. Totally
"off the beaten path" and 100% dedicated to self-sustainable
living and close to zero footprint. It would be appropriate to
mention that my set up is designed to be self-sufficient with
minimum resource demands from nature. Perfect for those eager to
learn how it is possible to live and be environmentally friendly
and yet have the comfort and dignity of well living. As long as I
can and there are no other priorities at hand and you have of
course have shown signs of good work ethics, I have no problem to
drive you somewhere of your particular need, but understand you
will need to pay in advance for the necessary gas required to
cover the trip. You most love simplicity, nature and solitude to
come in this direction. If you want to get out of a rat-race life
style, or if you are spiritually inclined, this could be a great
space for rejuvenating, nurturing your soul, introspection,
contemplation, meditation, and self-exploration. And I am here to
help you and support you. There is nothing more beautiful than to
meet each other - open, unprotected and free. But if you like the
crazy fun time, ongoing activities to keep you busy, plenty of
entertainment, etc., you could get very bored, since I do not
have broadcast TV, Internet or any possible items to keep you
entertained and distracted etc. In the morning I do have my time
alone to meditate, introspect, and start the day from then on. My
life ultimate purpose and dedication and interest is for
self-introspection, peace and internal freedom. I encourage and
support whoever comes in this direction to create that time for
themselves as well. This land is a great support for nurturing,
healing, and falling in love within yourself in the purest and
deepest way and in this life time. The Mauna Loa can be your
witness. While I do not judge anybody with any kind of drug
inclination, I do not surround myself with drugs or people who do
drugs or heavy alcohol, therefore, drugs are not allowed on this
property. In short; you are welcome, drugs are not, either in
your pocket or in your body. Please call Tino Rivera, a Latino
bilingual 50-year-old guy (Spanish-English) at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). Peace to all. May all
humanity become free and discover ultimate Truth. May we all see
each other as who we are as we discover who we really are. Om
Shanti.

CARETAKERS WANTED in Waipio Valley, Big Island, for our
riverfront three acre property in exchange for labor in
landscaping and building. Live in separate caretaker's quarters.
The owners don't live on property. 4WD vehicle and references
required. Phone and internet via cellphone booster. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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ALOHA! WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS through February
2016. Our backpacker hostel, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers), is located directly on the edge of the Blue Lagoon
and the Pacific Ocean in beautiful historic Kapa'a Town on the
island of Kauai. Kapa'a was voted one of the top 10 most
beautiful towns in America. Kauai is the "Garden Isle" and is by
far the most beautiful of all the Hawaiian Islands, in fact more
beautiful than all the others put together. Kauai has a lush
tropical environment with a cooling Pacific Trade Wind breeze
coming through the hostel. People travel here from around the
world to hike some of the most amazing trails in the world (see
Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon). The sun and moon rise come up
directly in back of the Kauai Beach House Hostel, an amazing
experience every day, just so you can begin and end your day in
this tropical paradise of Kauai in blissful surroundings. We are
looking for some great helpers to join our staff! You must be
outgoing, energetic, hard-working, and able to show the "aloha
spirit" of the island. We will set up a Skype interview to get to
meet you and see if you would be a great fit! We currently are
looking for helpers with hostel experience (preferred but not
necessary). Our volunteers do a variety of tasks, although mainly
it involves any of the following: housekeeping - cleaning the
hostel and kitchen, bathrooms, pulling sheets off beds,
organizing the hostel, etc., reception (two month minimum stay) -
checking people in and out, ensuring people have paid, answering
the telephone, taking cash payments and running credit card
payments, maintenance - the tropical environment keeps us busy
with upkeep. This job would be varied depending on the needs. If
you have any maintenance experience, like painting, plumbing,
electric, let us know! But as long as you are a good helper in
any category you will be welcome if you are ready to learn,
because the experience you get here is an actual training in the
hospitality field, and the many facets in the operation and
running of a hostel. In return for your help of approximately 21
hours per week or less, you will enjoy a nice bed and your
utilities, including of course hot showers, full kitchen and
other freebies like Wi-Fi. We all help prepare a weekly staff
meal paid for by the hostel. We also provide volunteers with
basic staples like rice and beans to add to your meals everyday
if you like. When they leave, Guests often leave fresh food for
the staff. There is a four week minimum stay, but we prefer
people to stay for two to three months. Longer term help could be
discussed after you have been here for three months. The
island-wide bus service stops in both directions just outside of
our hostel, so everything is within reach. There is also an 11
mile bike path that touches our property right outside of our
hostel. It runs right along the edge of the ocean; it is
spectacular! You can walk to 20 restaurants; there are 60 in
Kapa'a Town, and many are international. There is also live music
in Kapa'a seven nights a week at different pubs and clubs. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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ICELAND

VOLUNTEERS needed from June 1 to June 12, 2016. Volunteers will
be working on hiking trails near the Katla Volcano in the
southernmost municipality of Iceland, in Vík í
M'rdal. Volunteers will mostly be doing environmental work in the
area. The main tasks will be to mark hiking trails around the
town and on Hjörleifshöfi island/mountain. The
inhabitants here live in constant threat of volcanic eruptions.
The area was hit during the recent eruptions in
Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 and Vatnajökull in 2011 and
got covered by ashes, but the natives here are strong minded and
'folded up their sleeves' as the Icelanders express it and proved
the common belief that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Volunteers will also help to prepare tourist destinations for the
summer and do some painting in the town. Other tasks will be
cleaning and beautifying the area and some vegetation work. The
work can get physically demanding and might require a good
physical condition. Weather conditions in Iceland are
unpredictable, so be prepared to experience all kinds of weather
and be sure to bring warm clothing since most of the work will
take place outdoors. Volunteers will be hosted in a local house
in the town of Vík. Volunteers will sleep on mattresses on
the floor. Please bring your own sleeping bag. The house is
equipped with a kitchen. Volunteers will share the duties of
preparing food, cooking meals and cleaning. There is no shower in
the local house, but volunteers will have free access to showers
in the local swimming pool. A short hike within the close
vicinity of Vík is sure to satisfy all serious nature
lovers and bird watchers. Vík and its surroundings is one
of the main bird life areas in Iceland. To learn more, please
visit XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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INDIANA 

HOUSESITTER(S) WANTED from September 1, 2015 through March 31,
2016) for our rural home outside of Terre Haute in Woodgate, IN.
The housesitter can be a single, couple or family. We have a
modern three bedroom/two bath home on wooded acreage near a large
farm. It's very quiet and private here. In addition to
housesitting, we have two dogs to take care of. They are
affectionate, healthy and love to walk. This is a beautiful,
peaceful place with woods, and a pond in the woods. There is also
a creek in the woods to hike, paved roads through the farm. There
are three other houses on the farm, but not within view. There is
great hunting and fishing nearby. No pets or smoking. Children
are OK. Must be non-smokers/drinkers and no parties will be
allowed here. You must have your own vehicle. A background check
will be conducted. Please email a letter of interest and at least
four checkable references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) before August 15. Thank you.    

LOUISIANA

LIVE ON-SITE CARETAKER needed at a RV Park located in New Orleans
East. We are seeking a person/couple (married, unmarried)/family
to live on our RV Park premises to help run the business. Some
duties include, but not limited to, answering phones, making
reservations using our computer system, check-in, and check-out
guests, accommodate guests with answering questions, helping
hooking-up, backing up, etc., possible landscaping with/without
help of our gardener/assistant/helper, walking the grounds and
picking up trash/litter, etc., making sure everything is in order
and safe, emptying the property trash cans, cleaning the lounge,
laundry room, bathrooms, etc. daily and as needed, and working
with the owner/managers and/or staff on a daily basis. Knowledge
of construction, and/or electrical, and/or plumbing is a plus.
The caretaker's pay is to be determined, and this position
includes an on-site private two to three bedroom house with
phone, water, electricity, cable, and Internet included. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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KENTUCKY

VOLUNTEER PARK CARETAKERS needed at Fishtrap Lake. We are looking
for two separate volunteer park caretakers. They would be
stationed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) and their
jobs would consist of mowing non-typical areas with a riding lawn
mower and a weed eater, and policing the area and cleaning
restrooms during non-contractor performance days. They must be
capable of performing physical work duties in an outdoors
environment. Volunteers will also serve in a surveillance
capacity and as a point of contact between Park Rangers and the
many visitors who frequent the area. All necessary equipment,
fuel, safety equipment as well as all necessary cleaning supplies
will be provided. In return, the volunteers will receive a free
RV campsite which is located in a beautiful landscaped area
designed only for the park caretakers which includes; electrical,
water, and sewer and garbage pick-up. Phone service is available.
Cable TV is also available for hook-up at the volunteer's
expense.  To apply, please complete the volunteer form at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

Our Grand Adventure and Transition
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)
Dates of Birth: Victoria Baker: 8/6/59; Tom Graves: 12/16/52
Interests: Victoria: making jewelry, crafts, hiking,
horticulture, mountain ballad singing, sea glassing. Tom: writing
fiction, climate change, solar electricity, out of the ordinary
projects.
Quote: "Bloom where you are planted." 

Tom Graves and Victoria Baker

We are Victoria and Tom. Here is a bit of our background and a
short summary of some of our caretaking adventures: Tom grew up
on a farm in Indiana, surrounded by the Amish. He joined the
Navy, attended Indiana University then joined the Peace Corps
where he lived with indigenous people in southern Mindanao,
Philippines. Victoria grew up in rural east Tennessee in a small
mountain community until she went to Berea College in Kentucky
where she studied agriculture. We met at a contra-dance in
Asheville, North Carolina. Soon we had family and farm. Victoria
stayed on their homestead with the children and started her own
business, featuring value-added products from the farm, including
organic edible flowers for restaurants. Though trained in solar
electric, Tom became a licensed electrician and installed mostly
conventional systems as the demand increased with development in
western North Carolina. He also helped on the farm and took on
the renovation of an old Victorian house they bought. We lived in
the house Tom renovated for a couple of years before our kids
took off for college. As a couple we maintained our two
properties and businesses but had little time for anything else.
It is hard to describe how we made the leap from all our
responsibilities into the unknown; other than we were both ready
for a change. Once we made the decision, things just seemed to
fall into place. Was it risky? Yes! However, we have no regrets
and are so grateful we ventured out to make a difference not only
in our own lives but in others as well.
 From the beginning, we were intent on win-win situations.
Throughout our travels, we were supported in many different ways.
We rented our house and farm and trusted friends took care of our
mail and maintenance issues. To be able to move into homes, we
could travel light, save money and experience real communities,
not just visit as tourists. Our stays lasted from six weeks to 10
months. Most of our opportunities included interesting homes,
transportation and sometimes the company of sweet pets. We had
the privilege of experiencing amazing libraries, private and
public, often learning the history of the culture in which we
were immersed. We sought out farmer's markets where we were able
to get the best food and make some wonderful contacts.
The synchronicities that led us from one place to another or to
opportunities to meet people with information we needed were
truly uncanny. The basic structure of using The Caretaker Gazette
for planning was invaluable as was the flexibility for winging it
from time to time. We found a renewed trust in humanity while
realizing our responsibility in keeping wise and even guarded, if
need be. We never encountered a violent act or theft. The
excitement of interesting people, new landscapes and cultures
became our most valued stimulus. We were honored to be trusted
with people's homes, vehicles and beloved animals. The
satisfaction of helping to create a mutually beneficial situation
was affirming and encouraged us to continue our journey.
After a couple of years with both kids in college with
scholarships and our properties rented, we took off for Costa
Rica on the Pacific coast. Tom worked on multiple house, ground
projects and built a small greenhouse of bamboo for Victoria to
propagate tropical plants the landowner had requested. It was a
wonderful start to our great caretaking adventure! We then
travelled to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica where we lived on a
farm. Again, Victoria planted a garden and Tom fixed up the
house, making it more desirable for a rental property.
After our children graduated college, we accepted a
house/pet-sitting gig in Puerto Rico. Victoria maintained and
added to a small garden on the property. Tom busied himself with
electrical, house projects and writing. Other short term
pet/house sitting opportunities arose nearby and when our son
joined us, we seized the opportunities. Our son lived and worked
on the island long after we left. Our daughter joined our son as
we went on to New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and the
coast of Oregon. We kept the house tidy in New Zealand for weekly
showings as it was on the market. Tom's solar electrical
experience came in handy during the Australian off-grid housesit.
In the Philippines, we volunteered at a college which provided
housing and Tom was able to return to the place where he had been
as a Peace Corp volunteer...30 years prior. Before returning
home, we spent a sweet six weeks readapting to the U.S. on the
beautiful Oregon Coast where we cared for a lovely home and three
elderly pets in a picturesque setting.
Our adventure lasted almost four years. We are back home now with
family and friends and are somewhat transformed and even more
grateful for what we have. We have opened up our renovated
Victorian pebbledash house to fellow travelers as a vacation
rental decorated with mementos from our travels. We visit with
family and friends and keep in touch with friends in far flung
places across the globe.     

The Victorian home renovated by Tom and Victoria

MAINE

HELP NEEDED in a farmhouse in Downeast Maine. Our farmhouse is in
a rural setting, in Washington County 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. This is not a paid position, the position is a volunteer
position and free accommodation is provided during the volunteer
period. The volunteer commitment is generally 20 to 25 hours a
week except in the three winter months when it may drop to about
10 hours a week. 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, in an off-the-grid caretaker's cabin close to the
farmhouse, or Flower cottage on a property nearby. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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MARYLAND

CARETAKER(S)/DOGSITTER(S) WANTED in exchange for rent free, four
bedroom, single family home with a fireplace, in-ground pool,
deck, and eat-in-kitchen, located in Rockville, MD. Love of dogs
and flexibility a must! Must be financially independent. Due to
the nature of the position, no live-in children and no pets,
please! Perfect for self-motivated couple or individual to assist
in the care of our home and beautiful German Shepard! Background
check and references required. Details of job and pictures
available after initial email exchange. If interested, please
respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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FULL-TIME INNKEEPER WANTED at an upscale Bed and Breakfast Inn in
Chestertown, MD. Strong people skills, a collaborative
disposition and a passion for the hospitality industry are
required. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. We offer a
beautiful work environment, good benefits, a competitive salary
and a stable long-term employment opportunity for the right
candidate. We require excellent work related references and are
an equal opportunity employer. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) to schedule an interview.

MINNESOTA

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

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

FLOWER GARDEN MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEER needed through the Fall of
2015 in Monroe City, MO. The volunteer will need their own RV.
The position includes weeding, dead-heading flowers, spreading
mulch, weeding, pruning and watering established landscape areas
around the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
ads is available only to Gazette subscribers). It could include
planting replacement plants.  All tools will be provided.  The
volunteer can set their own hours after training. The volunteer
must work 20 hours per week to get a free full service campsite
in a nearby campground. To apply, please complete the volunteer
form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)

MONACO

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/BUTLER needed in Monaco. Our client, a couple
with a young child of six months, require a live-in
Housekeeper/Butler who would be in charge of assisting the family
whilst in their residence in Monaco and travelling with them
regularly to Marbella and London plus other locations for short
trips in Europe. This is an immediate position - starting in two
weeks. You must speak English and preferably French or Spanish.
You will require a European Passport and driver's license.  It is
essential that you have a keen sense or organization and
excellent housekeeping and cooking skills. This position operates
five days per week - eight hours per day. Accommodation in
Monaco: a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom and terrace with
sea view. Salary depends on experience. Please email your resume
and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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EHS # 519 in the Subject Line.

MONTANA 

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH OWN RV and very resourceful. We live
less than an hour from beautiful Bozeman, MT and an hour and half
from Yellowstone Park. We need someone willing to live in their
RV on our property. We need someone to housesit and animal sit
for us when we decide to leave which on average is about three
days to a week every month. We need someone that enjoys country
life and is a homebody type. I have an area to put up a fence (I
have supplies) and make your own little yard. Don't mind if you
have a few critters yourself. Would like you to help out around
the place doing various things about five hours a week also.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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A SINGLE BUTLER/MAITRE D' is needed for a Private Lodge in
Montana. Seeking a private service experienced professional (with
a minimum of five years quality food and beverage service
experience) to work with other staff in a family owned 100,000
sq. ft. lodge on a large property located two hours outside of
Bozeman, MT. Live on the property for the season which is through
October. Professional compensation and benefits, and housing
provided. This position reports directly to the Family Butler. To
apply, single applicants without children or pets, should email
your resume to caretaker@caretaker.org and include "Single
Butler/Maitre D' Position" in the Subject Line.

NEBRASKA

CARETAKER/FARMHAND needed in Union, Nebraska. Duties include
ground maintenance, resident assistance, and security. Salary,
housing, utilities, and work vehicle provided. Please send
inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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NEW HAMPSHIRE

LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE to tend to all aspects of
household maintenance for our home in Southern New Hampshire. The
candidate should be young and strong and healthy enough to handle
caring for the pool and yard which includes keeping pathways
clear of snow in winter. Duties would include meal preparation
and clean up, grocery shopping and running errands. Some
chauffeuring would be necessary. Responsibilities to include
keeping the house and laundry clean and well organized. All
applicants should enjoy dogs as we have two small dogs that need
walking and lots of loving attention. The candidate should be
comfortable with caretaker protocol and be adept at managing
company dinners and social functions. This is a live-in position
with nice, in home but separate living quarters provided as well
as a salary in the $35,000 - $40,000 range. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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LONG-TERM CARETAKER/DOG SITTING SINGLE OR COUPLE WANTED. A 1826
historic homestead in southwestern New Hampshire needs a
dependable non-smoking person or couple to provide care for a
second home and three large but gentle older adult dogs (a 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 in a quiet country setting with a
post and beam barn, stone walls, a pond, streams, mature gardens,
200 tap maple 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. The
owners plan to be at the home about five to ten days per month.
Minimum qualifications: One year commitment starting in early
August and references required. High School diploma or
equivalent, able to communicate well in English, must be a dog
lover, some caretaker experience, and have general
handyman/maintenance skills. 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. It is 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. We are within 30 minutes from the
cosmopolitan towns of Hanover, NH (home of Dartmouth College) and
Woodstock, VT (named by Ladies Home Journal as the prettiest
small town in America), and are a three hour drive to Boston.
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 for errands. Ability to work unsupervised and have
aptitude/experience on small home maintenance projects is
preferred. Please send your resume and cover letter describing
your interests to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) and include
"Caretakers" in the subject line.

NEW JERSEY

A 25 ACRE PRIVATE HORSE FARM is looking for a mature live-in
maintenance person who can also assist our barn manager with
horse care. We breed thoroughbreds, board and have some pleasure
horses. We can discuss other opportunities. A one bedroom
apartment with all utilities, Internet and cable plus salary
provided. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

WESTERN NJ HORSE FARM AND COUNTRY ESTATE seeks a full-time
caretaker. Our 26 acre farm is surrounded by preserved farmland
yet in close proximity to shopping and services. Job duties
include care of two dressage competition horses, including barn
chores, and maintenance of grounds, property and equipment,
including lawn and pasture mowing, gardening, trimming, fence
repair, painting, carpentry, snow removal, etc. Tractors and
power tools are available for use, and the caretaker should have
the ability to do basic equipment maintenance. This job is ideal
for someone who is self-motivated, can solve problems
independently, and enjoys working alone. We are looking for a
long-term relationship with a dependable person who can assume
full responsibility in the owner's absence. We provide a
competitive salary, paid vacation, and housing. Applicants must
have experience working with horses and doing property
maintenance. Applicants need a driver's license and good
references. Please send your resume, including salary
requirements, by email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers).  

NEW MEXICO

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

SEEKING A CARETAKER COUPLE for a New Mexico ranch, northeast of
Santa Fe. Prefer no children at home, with the wife to work as a
housekeeper, and husband as a groundskeeper. House with bills
paid, and excellent salary and health insurance provided. Work
vehicles provided. To apply, please mail your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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RANCH MANAGER needed on a northeastern New Mexico stocker and
cow/calf ranch. Only those with good references need apply. No
drugs or alcohol. Prefer a stable married couple. Housing
provided. This is a hands-on position on a working cattle ranch
that expects a profit. We expect general labor and cowboy work,
as well as managing the operation. Fencing, windmill repair,
animal husbandry, and general maintenance skills required. A
proven track record of profitable ranching is desirable. We are a
top-notch outfit and facilities. Salary commensurate with
experience and ability. Please respond in writing to Position
Available, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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NEW YORK

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

MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE/INDIVIDUAL wanted, long-term, live-in, to
take care of a home and grounds in the Hudson Valley area in
historic Hyde Park, NY (11/2 hours from New York City). Beautiful
five-acre property has a one bedroom caretaker cottage with an
attached garage, the main house, live in barn, and pool.
Responsibilities include care of house (cleaning, general
repairs, and maintenance), care of lawn and gardens, and care of
pool. Free rent and utilities. Couple must be non-smokers, have
gardening, lawn care, housekeeping and basic handyman skills. No
children please. Salary will be discussed and based upon
experience. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)

CARETAKER COUPLE needed at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) in Diamond Point. Our family resort is nestled in
the mountains of New York State's famous Adirondack Mountains.
Our accommodations are made to serve our guests to the best of
our ability. We need a non-smoking caretaker couple, with no
pets. References required. You could have another job year-round.
A one bedroom apartment will be provided in lieu of wages. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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DOMESTIC COUPLE needed on Long Island for a family of four with
two dogs, and two children in their teens. The residence is a
nine bedroom, 13 baths, 13,000 Sq. Ft. home located in Oyster
Bay, Long Island. This is a live-in, uniformed position for a
formal domestic couple to be responsible for the day to day
running of the home. Duties will include but not limited to: 1.
Housekeeping to a very high standard. 2. Daily meal preparation.
3. Table setting and serving. 4. Daily laundry and care of fine
garments and linens. 5. Errand running. 6. Driving as needed. The
candidates should be career oriented in a hands-on, long-term
domestic service position. Related experience in a similar
position - specifically experience working as a couple. A
professional private service background, calm demeanor,
thoughtfulness and good organizational skills are desired.  Will
need to have serving skills, strong housekeeping skills along
with the ability to prioritize and adjust to fit the variable
needs of the family. This position requires a full pre-employment
check to verify background, and a valid driver's license. Must be
well groomed, physically able to perform the duties of the
position and able to sign and adhere to their confidentiality
agreement. To apply, couples, without children or pets, should
email your resume to caretaker@caretaker.org and include "Long
Island Position" in the Subject Line.

NEW ZEALAND

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SMILEY, FUN PERSON to join our awesome team
and help us to clean our award winning hostel in Christchurch
(Lonely Planet's top pick for Christchurch). We would love for
you to stay with us a minimum of one month and a maximum of three
months. This is an unpaid position. You will be working for your
accommodation and other benefits including Internet allowance
(conditions apply) and laundry money. If you're interested in
working with us, please call us with your details including: What
date you arrive into Christchurch, How long you are planning to
stay in the city for and if you have a current Working Holiday
Visa for NZ (you will only be considered for this position if you
have this Visa). You are welcome to phone through and speak with
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers). Thanks.

NORTH CAROLINA

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

INNKEEPER NEEDED. We are re-establishing a beautiful five bedroom
Inn surrounded by water that we recently purchased in a small
town in eastern North Carolina. The community, often called the
"South's Prettiest Small Town", features a river and sound as
well as many historic homes. Duties include answering phones,
managing the front desk, taking reservations, checking people
in/out, cooking breakfast for guests, cleaning rooms and laundry,
and performing outdoor yard maintenance. Applicants must enjoy
working with people and have a passion for building a successful
Inn. Compensation includes living quarters, breakfast and
profit-sharing. Please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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MATURE CARETAKER COUPLE needed in the Smoky Mountains of North
Carolina, near Bryson City. We are looking for a mature caretaker
couple who loves the North Carolina Smokey Mountains and has
excellent guest service skills. The caretakers must provide
excellent service, maintain a safe and secure environment and
manage the caretaking of five rental homes. We are open through
November 30. Year around stay is possible for the caretakers, but
not preferred. Ideally if you had a place to stay in the south
through the winter months you could have the best of both
environments. The caretakers must be present when guests arrive
and contactable when guests are on the mountain. You must have
handyman skills to maintain the homes. We would prefer you to do
the landscape maintenance and the house cleaning. You will be
compensated for all the work performed. We will provide a salary,
auto, furnished two bedroom home, including utilities, DTV and
the Internet. If this seems like the job for you then please send
your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) and a
paragraph as to why you would be good caretakers for Settlers
Mountain. We can send you more information as to compensation and
job description. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) is a
privately owned Vacation Homes Company. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) family has owned this property since 1958 and has
rented these homes for many years. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) has seven homes on 200 wooded acres located near
Bryson City, NC. 

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a rustic 39 acre property in North
Carolina. A two bedroom house will be provided, and it's
functional, but needs some care. We have well water, plus
firewood is abundant. There is potential for a small herd of
ruminants. We have great hunting here. Pay your own utilities.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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NORWAY

INTERESTED IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY? Want to help build a community?
Love the sea? On an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, our
collective is for anyone keen to learn, share ideas, and work
hard. We are building a sailboat and when she is finished we want
to sail the world, visiting other eco-villages, collecting
knowledge and traveling in the most eco-friendly way possible.
There are lots of very exciting things happening at Sailing the
Farm right now. We are happy to report that after many long and
character-building years of boat-building, we're well on our way
to sailing later this year. Here's an overview of what's been
happening up here lately:
- Our aluminum Colin Archer sailboat is taking shape. She is
starting to look like a boat, and a good looking boat at that.
She is as yet unnamed and suggestions that we call her The
Unsinkable have fallen on deaf ears. Any and all naming
suggestions are welcome!
- We have begun to machine sheaves for the boat. Our red sails
arrive soon so it's all go, go, go in the workshop these days.
- The heads is progressing quickly and soon it will be possible
to take a shower on board. Our Belgian volunteer has fashioned
fancy toothbrush holders for all future sea gypsies.
- Last week we cut open a section of the boat shed so that we can
move the engine on board. This will be a huge milestone for the
project.
- Recently, we had our first official government visit. We are
happy to report that she passed with flying colors.
- Our volunteers have started watching movies on deck every
Thursday night. Their 'Movies on Board' program is limited to
sailing movies (of course). They've watched '180 Degrees South'
and 'All is Lost' so far. Both come stamped with The Sailing the
Farm seal of approval. If you've any sailing movie
recommendations, please send them on to us!
- Some of our current volunteers/gluttons for punishment are
training for the Lillehammer half-marathon. At the moment they
are getting up at 6:30am to run in the woods before tucking into
a breakfast of hearty porridge and a day of boat-building. Some
even manage to fit in a spot of meditation before breakfast.
- We have started to turn the potato field. Our bathroom has been
transformed into a temporary nursery while we wait to start
planting. Our very versatile bathroom is also home to seven
chirpy baby chickens! Our long-serving captain's To-Do-List is
diminishing every week, but there's a lot of hard work still to
do. We'd love to welcome more volunteers (old and new) this
summer. A can-do attitude and lots of enthusiasm are the only
skills we require (though more specific skills are very welcome
also). So if you are free and can commit to a month, please get
in contact with us ASAP so that we can book you in to help. There
will be a launch party in Oslo later on this year when she takes
to the water. Please send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) explaining why you would be interested in our
community and please place this in the Subject Line: SEA GYPSY
APLLICATION so we know you have been reading this. Love from
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) - a sea gypsy tribe of
tomorrow!

OHIO

A WORTHINGTON, OH FAMILY is seeking a Housecleaner who will also
supervise their two teenagers after school. No experience is
required for this position, but the right candidate will have
exceptional homemaking skills and experience raising their own
children. This is a terrific opportunity to break into household
service with a wonderful family who will really appreciate your
skills and efforts. Salary will be $45,000 to $55,000 depending
upon skills and experience. If you are interested, please send
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) No phone
calls, please. If you have the qualifications needed for this
position, you will be asked to submit an application for
employment.

OREGON

CARETAKER(S) NEEDED - One near Portland, OR: two cats and horses,
three month minimum.  Housing exchanged for animal care. Second
caretaker(s) needed in Twisp, WA. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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WE'RE LOOKING FOR A LONG-TERM, LIVE-IN HOUSESITTER to watch over
our house and our three dogs in our large four bedroom home in
Portland, Oregon. We need the housesitter (single or a couple,
but no children please) to start on October 1 and stay at least
six months while we are out of the country. We have a lovely home
in the Alameda Ridge area. We will leave detailed instructions
for the care of our three dogs. This is a great opportunity for
an individual or couple, who are responsible, trustworthy, email
communicators with us as we travel, and dog lovers. Please send
an email about yourself along with references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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PENNSYLVANIA

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for our farm, which is close to 400
acres. We are located in West Finley, PA. Our farm comes with
hunting and fishing rights, but not exclusive. Housing is
available. For more details, please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

CARETAKER COUPLE needed for a private year-round vacation home in
the beautiful Snyder County Mountains. Must have handyman skills,
grounds maintenance and basic mechanical repair, and have the
ability to maintain lawns, plants and the main residence. In
exchange for your duties you will receive a $200 monthly salary
along with free rent and dish TV. The caretaker residence is a
modern, private, one-floor, two bedroom home with all appliances,
central A/C, and a separate private two car garage. Other
enjoyable benefits include hunting, breathing in the clean
mountain air while hiking on miles of trails and enjoying nature
while fishing in a fresh water stream. The caretaker couple will
need your own transportation and pay for your own electricity.
Interested parties may send your personal resume and references
to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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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. Salary of
$70,000 per year for the couple. Please send resumes to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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SOUTH DAKOTA 

HOUSESITTER NEEDED for our home and small ranchette in Sioux
Falls, SD from September 30 through November 1, 2015. We need a
housesitter who loves animals and can watch over and care for our
three horses, two dogs, and one cat. The housesitter will need to
care for our animals and water our indoor plants while we're
gone. We would like to interview the housesitter at our home and
introduce the housesitter to our animals. We will be interviewed
here during August. Please email us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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SWITZERLAND 

LIVE-OUT DOMESTIC COUPLE needed in Geneva. We are looking for an
experienced domestic couple to be essentially caretakers of a
very large property on the Lake Le M an. You will have to be very
proactive in organizing your time and work schedules, ensuring
the property is kept secure and maintained to an exceptional
standard. The property must be kept clean and in a ready state at
all times. The residence is used little by the owners but when
they do come, the property must be ready for their arrival on all
levels; immaculately presented, supplies and fresh food stocked
in the kitchen, linen and towels in place, flowers arranged and
all electrical items, bulbs etc. in working order. This would be
a live-out position, with the possibility of accommodation in the
future. Salary will be based on experience. Candidates must hold
relevant papers to work legally in Switzerland. Please email your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers) and include EHS # 421 in the Subject Line.

TENNESSEE 

CARETAKER NEEDED in Coker Creek to care for a small six room
motel, with three cabins and a restaurant, located in the
beautiful Cherokee National Forest of southeastern Tennessee. We
are surrounded by waterfalls, lakes, streams and rivers. Duties
include answering phones, taking reservations, light cooking and
cleaning. Must be able to live on the property. No pets and no
smoking. Must be trustworthy, reliable and dependable. We are
offering housing, utilities and a negotiable salary. This is a
great opportunity for someone who loves the outdoors and nature.
Only serious applicants need apply. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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TEXAS

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE who could care for our animals (three
labs, three kitties, and three mini donkeys for 10 days from
October 8th to October 18th. We are located on a 28 acre Hill
Country ranch, with a vineyard and pool, with beautiful views,
four miles from Enchanted Rock State Park. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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NEED A MIDDLE-AGED, EXPERIENCED RANCH COUPLE to live and work on
a remote, scenic ranch in Concho County, Texas. Must be
non-smoking, doping or heavy drinking, and a mature family man.
The ranch will furnish a three bedroom house, salary, utilities
and pasture for a few horses and up to 30 cows now - more later.
To apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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8pm.

VERMONT

CARETAKER/HOUSE-SITTER needed for a rural central Vermont home
and property from January 1st - May1st. Ideally we need someone
(or couple) comfortable with a ton of quiet, cold and snow while
overseeing a fairly large property including a beautiful home.
Also need someone experienced with large animals - a very old
horse, old cow and two donkeys. For details, please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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VIRGINIA

NATURE CENTER VOLUNTEERS needed through October 2015. The US Army
Corps of Engineers is seeking RVing volunteers for
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) nature programs! You may
volunteer at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
these ads is available only to Gazette subscribers) in Boydton,
VA. Programs include school field trips and classroom
presentations. Assist in caring for live reptile and non-venomous
snake displays. By volunteering at Kerr Lake, you will gain
valuable experience in the Corps' management of parks and natural
resources! Free housing on the lake or campsites is available!
Please complete the volunteer form at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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WASHINGTON

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

PARK YOUR RV on my beautiful secluded 162 acre farm in
southeastern West Virginia. Will supply electricity and water in
exchange for help with general maintenance. Some mowing, yard
work, and general repairs. I also need some occasional
farm-sitting so I can go away for a few days. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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WISCONSIN

CARETAKER needed onsite in our West Allis location. Must be a two
person team with previous experience. Please mail your letter of
experience to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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APARTMENT CARETAKER needed. We need a part-time person to provide
building and unit maintenance, repair, and janitorial services at
the apartments, located in the Holmen/Onalaska area. Lawn and
grounds, snow removal work also required. Hours are flexible.
Compensation based on experience, and ability. It is a good job
for a retired, or semi-retired person. Start immediately. Please
send your resume and references to Caretaker,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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WYOMING

PET/HOUSESITTER needed for our 5,000 sq. ft. home in the Cheyenne
area. We have a five bedroom/three bath home. We need a pet and
housesitter from September 1 to October 15, to tend four horses,
two 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 (Contact information for these
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information about yourself.

INTERESTED IN SPENDING A MONTH OR MORE on a non-working ranch
near Sheridan by the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming? This is a
perfect opportunity for graduate students, writers, retirees
(male, female, or couple) to stay in a beautifully situated,
cozily vintage ranch house (kitchen, living room, two bedrooms,
bathroom, two porches, and Wi-Fi) in exchange for 15 - 20  hours
of help a week (gardening and errands). Must have your own
insured vehicle for rough, rutted roads. No pets or children.
Please email (note underscore) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers) stating your background and preferred dates when you
would be available. Personal/phone interviews and references
required.

SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS

Caretaker Available September 30, anywhere in the Western United
States, particularly Oregon, Northern California, or Western to
Central Colorado. Reliable, discreet, self-motivated. Will
provide security presence for your nature reserve, forest land,
wildlife refuge, property, ranch, cemetery, lighthouse.
Long-term. Housing/salary needed. No smoking, drugs, drama, kids.
Have dog. Solitude/rural/small town living desirable. I'm an
experienced security officer, gardener, driver, photographer,
groundskeeper. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

Energetic and Professional Caretaking Couple available for long
term (one year or more) position within and outside the US. She:
15+ years experience in the hospitality industry, event
management, operations, corporate and private large groups events
and retreats, staff management, an eye for detail and big
picture, discerning taste, lover of organic cooking and beverage
pairing, experience in the rugged wilderness as well as hosting
the elite in fine establishments, some sailing and equine
training. Masters in Transpersonal Psychology and healing arts.
He: Well versed in groundskeeping, light maintenance, knowledge
and experience in facility operations and project management,
pool and spa certified, start up sales and marketing, eagle scout
with wilderness training, marine experience, an avid kayaker with
an eye for detail and strategic planning. Masters in Oriental
Medicine. We currently are in our eighth year of caretaking three
communities consisting of 300 units in Colorado. We are looking
for the right fit, large or small. Stellar references. Please
contact us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these
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Mature, reliable caretaking couple from Maine, available during
the winter months; prefer to be in a warmer climate. Dan has been
in residential and commercial construction for the past thirty
years plus which includes a stint in the Virgin Islands,
rebuilding a private island retreat. Linda has been in health
care administration, sales and marketing for retirement
communities for most of her career. Please contact us via email
at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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40-year-old honest and respectful female looking for regular
house and pet sitting position on Kauai or anywhere on the
Hawaiian islands. I live on the North Shore of Kauai but my work
is flexible therefore I am willing to travel for the right
position. I do love all animals but I have a special affinity for
dogs. I also have a passion for food and libation pairing. I have
plenty of references. To find out more about me, please view my
personal website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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Retired single woman seeking property to love and caretake near
Deer Isle, Maine. Over 35 years experience lovingly caring for
homes, properties, animals. Currently completing five years
restoring a home and property on Chichagof Island in southeast
Alaska. References. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

Small homeschooling family seeks a long-term caretaking
assignment in a private home on a property in a quiet setting. We
love animals and nature. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

Mature lady with cat seeks long term arrangement in Southern
California for light caretaking, cooking, pet care, clerical,
driving. References available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Contact information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

Experienced security guard seeks to caretake property in the
Gypsum/Eagle, Colorado area. Don't smoke. No drugs. No kids. Do
have a dog. Need to find a position with housing before the end
of September. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

Hello, my name is Regina and am looking to start a career in
House Sitting. I live in Atlantic County, NJ and I have been a
stay at home mom for most of my 32 year marriage. I will be
willing to stay in your home for as long as a month or two (maybe
more) or a short week-end get away. I love animals and children
and have no allergies. I will be willing to travel to
Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, DC, Connecticut, and a little
further if it pays well. Am extremely honest and trust worthy so
you will never have to worry about your belongings. So if you're
ready to get away, I am ready to settle down for you. My number
is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers), please leave me a message
and Thank You for considering me.

Innkeeper/Caretaker/HouseSitter position wanted: Seeking Northern
California or will consider any U.S. ocean-side locations.
61-year-old healthy male, non-smoking, no drugs, over 40 years in
the Hospitality (Love to cook) Marketing, Sales, and Management
fields. Presently an Assistant Innkeeper for a 12 room Select
Registry B&B in New England. No drama, no baggage, great
references and available 24/7. Let me work/care for you and make
your day easier. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

Portland, Oregon. Wonderful, thoughtful, independent, happy,
mature woman with lovely small dog, seeks a living situation in
inner-NE or NW Portland. Do you have a studio, cottage, or room
in a large house in full- or part exchange for pet care,
household care, or administrative assistance? I have a financial
job in the wellness industry, and work with horses too. Both
Buddy and I come with great references. Please email me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers) - I look forward to
hearing from you!

Property Caretaker Couple. Highly skilled couple available
October 1st. Preference is southern California but will consider
all areas. Mature, trustworthy, intelligent, hardworking,
self-motivated. Detail oriented, 30+ years experience in home
ownership and vacation rental property management. Excellent
communication and creative problem solving skills. Skills include
general 'fix it' jobs, basic carpentry, plumbing, painting
landscaping/gardening, pet sitting. We like to live simply and
are looking for a situation that would include housing/ stipend
that could possibly work out to be a long-term situation. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Mindful gentleman seeking worldwide housesitting or caretaking
opportunity. Grew up on a farm, traveled the world, and retired
early from a professional career. Love to cook, garden, and swim;
seeking opportunity to live mindfully and further my meditation
practice. Do not smoke, take drugs, consume alcohol, or have
young children. Love all living beings but have no pets. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)

Highly educated, non-smoker, 58-year-old male seeks a House
Manager/Caretaker position in Northern, Central, or Southern
California. Background includes extensive estate management,
recruiting, and public relations. Can solve any situation.
Excellent credit and personal references. DOJ approved.  My
successful travel column would allow me to leave on relatively
short notice should the owners so require. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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46-year-old Italian male based in Greve in Chianti (Florence) is
seeking a seasonal housesitting or caretaking position from
October to April in Italy, Chianti Classico District. I have
handyman, maintenance. I have experience with hospitality, pet
care, gardening and landscaping. I will consider all types of
housing from October to April. For more information please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Live-in caretaker available in California. I am available for a
long term or a permanent position as a live-in caretaker for
house sitting, pet sitting, grounds keeping, for your house,
farm, ranch, estate, church, monastery, religious retreat,
hermitage anywhere in California, preferably in the Central
Valley, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern coast or
almost anywhere in Northern California.
1) I am a 68-year-old, Latin American, (I speak English only, but
just a little Spanish), retired professional tailor, single, no
kids, experienced handyman; I can do house pet and basic animal
care.
2) Excellent references, (Can send via email or US mail)
security, safety and community minded background, reliable and
self-motivated for the common good.
3) Able bodied, vegetarian with multi-task experience in basic
house-keeping, property maintenance, management and emergency
preparedness and disaster prevention; I have 30 years of home
caretaking, hospitality and home security experience; I was a
neighborhood anti-violence organizer with non-profit groups in
the 1970's and early 1980's in the San Francisco Bay Area.
4) I have basic skills in home gardening, light cooking, clean up
and hauling, accounting, book keeping, self-publishing,
secretarial skills, computer, Internet and data intake and
management.
5) I have extensive experience in non-profit cable TV production,
filming, photography and film editing for cable TV programs in
San Francisco; I am a former Peace and non-violence neighborhood
community organizer and activist in the San Francisco Bay Area;
with 30 years of experience helping organize major political and
cultural events and speaking engagements including promos for
important speakers and radio and TV broadcasters. 
6) I do not smoke, drink, or do any drugs or pot; I have worked
with non-profit groups that discourage those.
7) I have a current California driver's license, and current car
insurance; My Ford van is available to give you safe rides,
deliveries, pick-ups, run errands and day trips in town or
country for you.
 8) I have excellent character and work references; and can send
you my resume via US mail or email.
Please call me soon at my cell XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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A mature couple seeks a new adventure. Our artisan bakery in
Washington recently sold (check out Vinman's Bakery on
Facebook!). Previous to the bakery, we owned and operated (12
years) a commercial and residential building inspection business.
Our primary interest is a caretaking-work position, building or
gardening. We are 59 and 64 years old, healthy, happy, home and
property owners. Tolerant, self-sufficient, hikers, plant and
nature lovers. No smoking. Light social drinkers. Central/South
America, Southwest United States, Hawaii, Overseas, or islands.
We enjoy hot weather! Remote, solitary and rustic locations OK.
We can also help establish an artisan bakery as we have
experience, methods and recipes. He: Baker, carpenter, mason,
plumbing, electrical and mechanical skills. 17 years residential,
commercial construction, 22 years in reforestation. Worked as
gardener, constructed fountains, irrigation systems, greenhouses.
Enjoys physical labor, building, reading, sciences, electronics,
art and plants. She: Pastry chef, baker, Journeyman Electrician.
Apartment/motel repairs, maintenance and cleaning. Property
caretaking in Mexico, B&B experience, equipment operator, horse,
farm and livestock skills. Enjoys quiet, reading, organic
gardening. Excellent work and personal references. No
encumbrances. Passport ready. Prefer six months or longer term.
Available October 2015. Salary negotiable. Please contact us at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Caretaker, housesitter seeks a long-term position. Mature female
with many talents including commercial cook, housekeeping, animal
care, light gardening, secretarial duties (BS English), and
security. Absentee owner okay. Willing to relocate. Must be
live-in and pet friendly. Totally honest and dependable. Clean
driving record, drug free and good references. You won't be
disappointed with me. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

Hard working, healthy, mature, non-smoking couple looking for a
housesitting position in the Caribbean or Central America near a
beach for three months - January - March 2016. We presently work
as caretakers/managers of a private park and marina on the
Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. We are good at
landscaping, minor home repair and upkeep, and enjoy dog sitting.
Both have extensive professional backgrounds and are reliable
self-starters that can be trusted. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Looking for a caretaker position. Mature male (58) with twenty
five years of experience as a farm and ranch manager (hands on)
construction, heavy equipment operating, good with animals, both
domestic and farm animals. Excellent references available. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
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Personal Chef-Personal Assistant available. Sixteen years of
providing exceptional service to private clients. Have expanded
those skills to include: hospitality/tourist industry, event
planning, marketing, coordination and oversight. Interested in
bringing my experience to Inns, B&Bs, Spiritual/Healing Retreat
Centers, and other special event center locations. Know how to
create a pleasant environment for home and business. Skilled prep
of creative and healthy cuisine. Pet care, horse feeding/mucking.
A professional artist for 10 years, proficient in setting up and
promoting an exhibit or teaching workshops. A confident public
speaker with engaging communication skills. Have strong work
ethic and integrity. Computer Graphics degree, English speaking,
non-smoker. I travel with a beautiful, gentle registered therapy
Border Collie dog who is well-trained and has excellent
references. Seeking a live-in or RV hook-up in AZ, CO, MT, NM, WA
or other fair weather state. Prefer a long-term, salaried
position. Resume and glowing references available. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Contemplative American Writer looking for a place to park my
truck and work in peace and quiet. Can be a presence on your land
and/or possibly look after a home. 33, male, quiet, respectful,
no criminal record. Will consider all locations. Short or long
term. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for
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Trustworthy Man with assistant seeking a home-ranch-estate
sitter/manager position. Currently located along the Central
California Coast. Responsible, diligent, respectful, enlightened
and humorous man. Seeking a long term situation. Non-smoking, no
drugs or heavy drinking. Excellent references available. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)

United States - Hello! Married Couple/family seeks live on/off
premises caretaker position. Extensive knowledge of maintenance,
irrigation, landscaping, gardening, tree work, large equipment,
pool maintenance, farm animal and pet care, hunting, fishing,
boating, wildlife and timber management, cooking, catering,
cleaning, natural health and business/staff management. Looking
for position on a farm, lodge or other opportunity. References
available. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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Married couple seeks private residence, resort, ranch managing
position in Durango, CO or surrounding area. Available from
October 2015. Honest, friendly, ethical, spiritual, variably
skilled, 40+ with dog. Housing/income position preferred. Please
contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads
is available only to Gazette subscribers)

Oxford scholar will empty the litter! Award-winning
journalist/experienced house/pet-sitter seeks long-term position
on Oregon Coast/Washington to write.
Trustworthy-Responsible-Mature-N/S-N/D. Love animals. Clean,
quiet, excellent references/income. Profiled in The Caretaker
Gazette in 2014. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)

I am looking to housesit and be your animal caretaker in the
Selma, AL area. I love all pets and horses and know how to feed
and care for all animals. I am also skilled in light
housekeeping, and handy-person work, and if I can't do the job,
I'll find the right person to get the job done. I am soft spoken,
professional, trustworthy, and hard-working. I have excellent
references available. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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subscribers)

New Mexico. Professional couple in the legal and security fields,
relocating to the Santa Fe/Taos area, seek lodging in a guest
house in exchange for horse and animal care, property
maintenance, administrative duties or other assistance around
your property. We are reliable, hard-working, drama-free and have
impeccable references. We love animals and have years of
experience caring for animals in the thoroughbred and quarter
horse industries and our own pet-sitting business.  Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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My name is Larry Hodges. I am 55, single, a non-smoker/drinker,
adore animals (I work with animal rescue organizations) and
someone you can trust to care for your home and animals. I am
based in Los Angeles but am willing to travel. I can provide
numerous references, both personal and professional. By
profession I am a personal trainer, an artisan, working primarily
in the media of glass (you can learn more here:
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
available only to Gazette subscribers)) and operate a property
clean out service (junk removal), demolition and moving service
(you can learn more here: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
information for these ads is available only to Gazette
subscribers)). If you are listing a home to be sold and wish to
ensure its security from vandalism I am the perfect person for
the job, as I work with probate attorneys, both cleaning out the
junk left behind and residing on the premises during the closing
of escrow. Additionally I am an excellent communicator and
facilitator, well equipped to perform numerous duties as a
personal assistant if the need should arise while you are gone,
such as scheduling, pickup and delivery of personal items,
transport of furniture and art. Since 1976, I have worked as a
professional mover and household moving is one of the services I
provide through my hauling web site, organizing, whether it be
storage facilities or home/office, chauffeur for clients or
friends, etc. Working in a multiplicity of professions and
dealing regularly with those from across the socioeconomic
spectrum, I am comfortable and adept in addressing challenges and
problem solving in many areas, while creating an excellent
rapport with whomever I am dealing with. The bottom line is that
I am someone who may be of benefit to you in numerous ways and
counted on to handle whatever comes up while you are away,
whether it be issues requiring repairs to the home (having spent
my life in the construction trades, I have many personal friends
who are contractors), animals needing veterinary care, or the
unexpected. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information
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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 18 years
of experience in estate management including building
maintenance, landscaping, animal care, employee and vendor
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 (Contact information for these
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Caretaker position wanted in western Montana: Prefer near Butte,
Dillon, Missoula, or Kalispell areas. I am a self-starter with
strong, personal and managerial qualities. Could perform the
activities needed for an absentee owner. I usually do not need
supervision. I have had substantial farm/ranch and equine
experience. I have substantial record keeping and financial
experience. I own sufficient machinery to handle most caretaker
duties. Graduate of MSU Bozeman with Bachelor of Science Degree.
I would prefer an on-site residence. I am retired and married
with grown sons, who are doing well on their own. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact information for these ads is
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Seeking Maine Coast Situation. Mature female, aspiring student
with altruistic service goals, returning to college to complete a
degree combining sustainability, peace studies and education, and
also completing certification in holistic nutritional education
seeks housesitting/caretaking position. Responsible, healthy,
experienced -excellent work, rental, character, caretaking
references. Please call my Cell at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Contact
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Mysteries, history, critters, crackpots, wilderness and lonesome
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Enthusiastic and self-motivated recent college graduate with
experience and teaching English as a foreign language
certification (TEFL) seeks a teaching position in the U.S., Asia,
Europe or other location. I have the ability to design, create,
and implement engaging lesson plans. I am flexible and creative,
and experienced in photography and art and will bring those
skills to the classroom. I have lived, worked, and traveled in
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