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THIS IS OUR 209th ISSUE!        (206) 462-1818       

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Published since 1983          Volume 35, Number 5       

September/October 2017        ISSN 1074-3642  
                 
HIGHLIGHTS           

- Caretaker Job Listings
This issue contains 100+ caretaking opportunities in 39 states
and 15 countries
- Caretaker Profile
An Intentional Life - Buddy, Jillian, and Lily Valentine
- Letters to the Editor
Property owners and caretakers write about their experiences with
the Gazette

CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

ALABAMA

HOUSESITTER/LANDSCAPER needed in Helena, a suburb of Birmingham,
from September 25 to December 15, 2017. In addition to our home,
we have beautiful gardens, so we are looking for a housesitter to
maintain both our house and gardens while we are away this Fall.
The climate of Helena is typical of the Deep South, with
relatively mild weather. Our private house, including utilities,
is offered to stay in for free in exchange for several hours a
day of taking care of our gardening needs. Our preference is for
a single, non-smoking person, who is financially secure since we
are not offering any compensation for this position. We received
many housesitter responses from our last ad in The Caretaker
Gazette - but not from housesitters who are able to do our
gardening work. We would appreciate hearing from housesitters who
would also enjoy some of our landscaping work out in our
beautiful garden area. Please email your interest and reasons for
wanting to take this housesitting assignment, let us know your
gardening background, and include your references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you very much.

ARIZONA

CARETAKERS NEEDED on a remote cattle ranch in northern Arizona in
the cool pines, north of Flagstaff. Our nearest neighbor is two
miles away. You will need your own 4-wheel-drive to get around in
this 6,000 elevation. Duties include: light livestock feeding as
needed, starting the generator, watching over the place, and
building a fire each morning in the main house. No salary.
Utilities, meat, and space for a motor home or trailer parking
available in exchange for caretaker duties. Would like to find
caretakers who can stay here long-term, since we travel a lot. We
are looking for a caretaker couple who can start here around
September 1, 2017. We will need to do a background check on all
applicants. Please email why you would be interested in this
long-term caretaker position and include references who we can
contact to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WINTER CARETAKER needed on eight private, quiet, beautiful acres
located between Tombstone and Whetstone. The caretaker will need
to feed the animals, and do some very light yard work. Free rent
and utilities provided, or I have RV hookups available if you
want to bring your RV. Will pay extra for handyman work. Located
five minutes from the San Pedro River Riparian area, 15 minutes
from Tombstone, so there's lots to see and do. Absolutely need
excellent references, no drinkers or smokers, and I'm looking for
quiet folks. This would be a perfect job for a retired couple
looking to get out of the city for the winter. The caretaker
position lasts from October 2017 to March 2018. Please text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

RANCH CARETAKER OR CARETAKERS needed for a secluded historical
40-acre ranch in central Arizona, 12 miles from Young in the
Tonto National Forest. Starting immediately. This is a great
opportunity for a healthy single or couple who enjoy the
outdoors, wildlife, and solitude, as the nearest town is 30
minutes away. We supply housing and utilities and an additional
stipend may be available. This is a long-term situation and a
constant presence on the property is required. Responsibilities:
maintain, repair and improve the main home and outbuildings.
Operate the watering system, weed and pasture management, feeding
two equines, fence mending. No drugs, alcohol or smoking.  Please
email your resume, references and your picture to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and we will respond with more detailed
information.

ARKANSAS

RV VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the Mountain Home Project Office. We have
two volunteer positions for RVers to serve as a Power Plant
Maintenance Volunteer. Duties may include: power washing;
painting; weed control and lawn care; and general maintenance.
The volunteer may be operating government vehicles and equipment.
The desired volunteer must have a current driver's license, a
pleasant personality, be willing to complete other duties if
assigned, and must maintain a professional appearance and manner.
A personal background check with fingerprints is required. The
flexible work schedule is 24 hours per week. A free RV campsite,
which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered
in lieu of payment for this work. Please apply online on our
website located at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
Hi Gary and Family, we would like to thank you for The Wonderful
Caretaker Gazette. My husband and I landed a job in Ojai, CA
through your publication and we're overjoyed. I still enjoy
reading the Gazette, even after finding this perfect job. Monica
and Fred D., Jamaica Plain, MA
 
Hi Monica and Fred, thanks for writing. We're always happy to
hear from our subscribers, especially when, like you, they share
great news about finding a caretaking position through the
Gazette. Please let us know how things work out for you and if
you'd like to publish a Caretaker Profile article in a future
issue of the Gazette. Our subscribers are always interesting in
reading other subscribers' stories about their caretaking
experiences.
 
Hi Gary, I wanted to let you know that the email ad I placed with
you last month was successful in that it resulted in me finding a
housesitting position at a beautiful Bed & Breakfast located in
the Sedona area. I will be there from late fall through early
spring. I am looking forward to interacting with guests
off-season and finding time to do some writing. Thanks so much
for your great service! I'm so glad I took your suggestion about
running my own ad. For anyone who is interested here is my ad
(see below) that got me such a great position. Have a great day!
Emily E., Denver, CO
 
Experienced, Energetic Single Female seeking a housesitting
position in Santa Fe or Taos, NM or Sedona, Arizona. Will also
consider positions within the surrounding area up to 20 miles. I
have 20 years of experience as a homeowner and a career in
hospitality. I can assist with most aspects of property
management including supervision of workers. References available
on request. Please email ... 
 
Hi Emily, congratulations on your new housesitting position
and thanks for including your successful ad in your message. Many
of our subscribers who have considered running their own
Situations Wanted ads will be interested in reading your ad. We
have thousands of property owners who subscribe to the Gazette in
order to find people like yourself to housesit or caretake one of
their properties by reading through our Situations Wanted ads and
contacting our subscribers directly. Many of our
Situations-Wanted advertisers have told us that they receive
multiple offers to housesit or caretake properties.

I am having problems finding the Twitter postings on your
website. Where can I find the listings you put on your Twitter
feed? Vickie G. Sioux Falls, SD
 
Hi Vickie, our Twitter tweets feature new help wanted listings
that appeared in recent email updates that were emailed to all
our Gazette subscribers. The email updates that go out to
subscribers contain more detailed descriptions of the duties,
responsibilities, compensation, and contact information. In many
cases, our help wanted advertisers request that we feature a
summary of their ad and a photo on our Twitter feed.
 
Gary, with respect to renewal, I cannot afford it presently, but
I wish to tell you that this assignment you helped me find
through my Situations-Wanted ad in The Caretaker Gazette is
coming along very nicely! This property is gorgeous, and I even
have a new partnership opportunity if I can find someone(s)
willing to start an organic farm/fruit stand operation here in
Canada, so I'm trying to source that. I just need someone who
routinely has investment properties with caretakers on them
around the globe who would be interested in having one in Canada
to start a Cascadian-Farms like adventure. Small needle to
thread, but I'm trying!  :) Thank you so much for your help!
Cheers! Guinevere A., Saint-Jacques, New Brunswick, Canada
 
Thanks for your message, Guinevere. I am happy to hear that
you found a great assignment through your Gazette Situations
Wanted ad. It sounds like your new position will allow you to
explore some very exciting and ambitious plans! Best of luck to
you and please keep us updated on your plans.

The Caretaker Gazette
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for landowners, caretakers, and interested readers. It is the
only up-to-date publication for property caretaking opportunities
in the world. All information is derived from sources believed to
be correct and reliable, but for which we assume no
responsibility. The Caretaker Gazette does not screen caretakers
or landowners, and only provides a medium of information
exchange. We assume no liability for arrangements made between
parties. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced,
or distributed in any form or retrieval system without our
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Our Caretaking Philosophy
The Caretaker Gazette is dedicated to the property caretaking
profession, and to our subscribers who have kept the Gazette
going since 1983. We publish the Gazette in order to help
property owners and caretakers find one another. We support the
caretaking profession; a lifestyle encompassing everything from
simple housesitting assignments, where one can live rent-free, to
full-time estate management positions that include salary,
benefits and housing.

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CARETAKER OPPORTUNITIES

AUSTRALIA

CARETAKER/KENNELHAND needed in Deeragun, Queensland, located
approximately 16.5 kilometers west of the Townsville. Customer
service, animal handling (of all types), kennel cleaning, some
yard work, some computer skills needed and direction of part time
staff. Separate accommodation and power supplied. This would suit
a single or couple who are semi-retired or similar. Meals
supplied to the caretaker while working. Please mail your resume
to Caretaker Position, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER needed now. This caretaker position is available near
Beaudesert, a small town in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland.
The position would be suitable for a couple or a pensioner. A
cottage is available for the caretaker. Gardening and maintenance
tasks required. Queensland applicants should call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKERS needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. We are located
3kms from the quaint little country town of Goomeri with other
close by towns including Kilkivan and Murgon. Small wage offered.
Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

A SINGLE PERSON OR MARRIED COUPLE required for a Wide Bay,
Queensland cattle property. Free rent provided in exchange for
help on the property. Must have experience with livestock.
Successful applicants must provide a police check. For more
information, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

HELP NEEDED at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, in central western
Queensland. Our 40,000 acre sheep wool station is located 8.5km
west of the popular tourist town of Barcaldine. We are seeking a
travelling couple who are currently in the area. You can park
your caravan at our place while you do some local sightseeing in
exchange for feeding our pets, watering our garden and property
inspections/water runs. We will provide a site for your caravan,
power, water and access to toilet and bathroom. For more details,
please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKER with their own caravan needed in Queensland. A male
pensioner, with a rural background is needed to feed the deer in
the owner's absences, in exchange for power, meat, and fuel. To
apply, please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between 7-9pm.

FULL-TIME ONSITE CARETAKER(S) needed in Cairns and the Far North.
We are seeking a motivated and experienced caretaker (preferably
a couple). Must be an Australian resident. This is a live-in
position with free accommodation in a one bedroom apartment, also
including utilities and Wi-Fi. In addition to the accommodation,
a salary package is offered commensurate with experience.
Preference will be given to applicants who have a background in
similar roles. Duties include general maintenance on our holiday
apartments, co-ordination and monitoring of other contractors,
overseeing on-site security after hours and providing customer
service to all guests arriving outside of our Reception Hours.
You will need to hold a full license, have the ability to work
unsupervised and you will liaise directly with Management. The
position requires the applicant(s) to be available onsite for
after-hours emergencies. Immediate start would be required. If
you believe yourself to be a good fit for this position then
please email your resume with all relevant information to the
Company Director XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER REQUIRED for a Central Queensland cattle station.
Single male accommodation provided. For more information, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I REQUIRE SOME HELP with the day-to-day running of and
maintenance of my small outback pub in the Flinders Ranges, South
Australia. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a small iconic Pub located
in the tiny township of Cradock, 26km south of Hawker in the
Flinders Ranges. I currently run the hotel on my own with a
full-time cook and am seeking some assistance as I have a newborn
child. I am seeking the help of an outgoing couple with an RV who
are interested in giving a helping hand with bar work (day and
night) and also giving me a hand to restore and tidy up the
building. Bar work experience is a bonus but non-essential, but
an RSA (responsible service of alcohol training) is essential for
the position, this can be obtained online within a couple of
hours. The position is quite flexible with hours allowing you to
use Cradock as a base to travel through the beautiful ranges
during your time off. The hotel is a short drive from the
Flinders Ranges National Park which is perfect for day trips.
Power for your own RV, food and wage all negotiable depending on
work load, etc. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TRAVELLERS to help as camp hosts at our
Station/Farm Stay, situated at Port Gregory in the Midwest region
of Western Australia. We are approximately one hour from
Geraldton and 45 minutes from Kalbarri. Close to the beach with
great fishing. Offering a free powered camp site in return for
friendly welcome chat to guests and cleaning the camp site
amenities daily. Short stays are OK as you travel along. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PARK MANAGERS needed at a Surf Coast Holiday Park. Our Clients
operate a number of Tourist Parks along Victoria's rugged Great
Ocean Road on behalf of the Department of Environment Water Land
and Planning. The position of (live-in) Lead Management Couple
has been created to lead the Assistant Managers and other staff
at their Flagship foreshore park while managing the day-to-day
operations and management. Primarily you will be responsible with
the running of the park, the front office service delivery, the
allocation and deployment of staff and general grounds or
administrative duties. Some outside work and security patrols may
also be required during the busy tourist season. The objectives
of the Lead Managers position are to: manage the Park as a
business unit with a focus on exceptional customer service and
delivering services within budget; oversee and deliver park
management, maintenance, accommodation and customer service and
office administration; ensure that accommodation, amenities,
facilities and surrounds are maintained and presented to a high
standard of quality reflecting the needs and expectations of
customers. We are looking for applications from Park Managers
with experience managing large Tourist Parks and a broad range of
skills and experience in the holiday park sector. A working and
confident knowledge of RMS would be highly regarded. Strong ties
and knowledge of the Surf Coast Region will also be highly
desirable. The position is full-time, on a flexible roster,
working 38 hours per week, averaged over the year, to ensure
adequate coverage in the busy tourist seasons. An attractive
salary and accommodation package is on offer to attract long-term
experienced applicants. Please forward your resume and Australian
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Australia.

PENSIONER CARETAKER needed on a northwest Queensland cattle
property. A furnished, air-conditioned house, with rural poser
and Satellite TV will be provided. Couple preferred. Remuneration
will be negotiated. Please call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
info.

CARETAKER/MANAGER needed. An active couple with a rural
background and cattle experience is required for a position on a
historic South Burnett, Queensland property. Duties will include
cattle work, gardening, and general maintenance. A cottage will
be provided for the caretakers. Queensland applicants should call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ACTIVE PENSIONER COUPLE needed. Must be non-drinkers. Good
accommodations and free electricity provided for light duties.
Must have knowledge of horses. Our property is 20 minutes from
Ipswich, in southeastern Queensland. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AUSTRIA

HELP NEEDED ON AN AUSTRIAN MINI FARM surrounded by the famous
Vienna Woods. Urgently in need of an energetic handy-person
couple for two to three months, possibly longer. Large organic
vegetable gardens, chickens, horse, cats, two historic cottages,
cabin, outbuildings. Experience with rural living, gardening,
animals, and home repairs necessary. Room/board for approximately
20-25 hours work a week per person. Be on site a few weeks when
owners are away, otherwise flexible work schedule so you can
travel for a few days to a week at a time. Ideal home base for
touring Europe affordably. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

BELIZE

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

CALIFORNIA

HELP NEEDED in Southern California at a 5,000 foot elevation.
Bring your own RV. This is a short-term position. Trade light
labor for rent. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HELPER NEEDED ON A BIG SUR, CA HOMESTEAD. Looking for a country
person, able bodied, capable, conscientious and kind with the
land, gardens and animals. Llamas, alpacas, goats (no milking)
here. It would be helpful if you have prior experience with
horses, goats, dogs, and permaculture. No smoking. Located near
beaches, hiking trails, and three miles to Highway 1. One hour to
a large town (Monterey). Work Trade of 10 hours per week in
exchange for a small cabin. 300 sq. ft. with loft and separate
bathhouse. Outdoor space available for a veggie garden. You need
to have a separate income. A single person male or female, or
couple is OK if accustomed to small indoor spaces. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN FEMALE RANCH-SITTER/PET-SITTER needed for a 12 acre Grass
Valley ranch. Free housing included, for approximately one year.
Compensation paid while I am away, approximately five weeks every
other month. Must be knowledgeable of horses and love cats. I
have three horses and 14 indoor/outdoor cats that are family to
me. Checkable references required. Please respond to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PRIVATE RANCH MANAGER/CARETAKER/HANDYMAN needed. Mature couples
are welcome to apply. We are looking for a long-term
manager/caretaker/handyman to assist in the daily operations of a
large family-owned ranch in San Juan Capistrano. The ideal
candidate should be hard working with knowledge of ranch systems
and animals. Duties will include: 
* Landscaping, planting and maintaining of vineyard, fruit trees,
and vegetables. Tree trimming, mowing, and brush clearing.
* Maintain, repair and build ranch structures such as buildings,
fences (electric single-line, electric portable and barbed wire),
bridges, gates and roads.
* Work with wheel-line and handset irrigation to properly water
the pastures, monitor wells, maintain septic tanks and work with
pumps associated with water operations.
* Groom, feed and pick up after animals (dogs, chickens, cats).
* Manage vendors, work crews and tenants.
Needed skills include:
* A background in animal husbandry
* Pasture experience
* Equipment and maintenance knowledge (basic, electrical,
plumbing, mechanical and carpentry skills).
* Operate farm machinery (tractor, and landscape machinery and
potentially skip loader)
* Good communication skills, flexible and adaptable
Must have skills to communicate regularly with the owners via
text, email and phone. Meet and report on ranch status when the
owners are on property. Must be a self-starter and good at
prioritizing one's schedule and tasks. Must be willing to be
flexible with the work schedule including weekends. This position
is available immediately. Room and board a possibility for the
right candidate. We pay above market compensation, and the salary
will be commensurate with experience and ability. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COUPLE (OR INDIVIDUAL) WANTED to live/work on a farm in rural
Northern California. Housing exchanged for 32 total hours work
per week. Additional paid work available. Ideal candidates will
love gardening, be comfortable with yardwork, minor household
repairs, carpentry, wells and tanks, equipment repair and
off-grid living along with household cleaning and taking care of
five cats. A private room in our spacious 2,400 sq. ft. home with
custom kitchen provided. All utilities/internet provided.
Husband/wife team travel for work and are sometimes gone for
months. When in residence the house is shared with us. Please
send your cover letter, resumes and current photos to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX References and background checks required.

LIVE-IN RESORT MANAGER/CARETAKING COUPLE needed in Lakehead, CA.
We are a small Resort located in the mountains, surrounded by
forest on Shasta Lake in Northern California and are seeking an
on-site management/caretaking couple for the Winter off season
(September 2017 through April 2018) and the Summer On season (May
1st to September 15th, 2018). Looking for a responsible,
friendly, mature yet motivated couple. Wildlife and nature
surround the resort in a peaceful and quiet setting. This is a
place where you can feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as
you complete your tasks and are attending to the guests. We have
families that return to stay with us, and in addition, we are
continuing to build our guest list. We want to continue to meet
and exceed the expectations of cleanliness, service and grounds
maintenance. We are located in a remote location; the perfect
couple should have an entrepreneurial spirit and be comfortable
in this type of setting. This is perfect for those who are
looking for a new opportunity, perhaps be slowing life down, and
yet, still have lots of drive and energy to maintain the resort.
Duties include but not limited to: monitoring and security of
property/cabins, lawn and property maintenance (mowing, weed
whipping, weeding, watering), monitoring water/well system,
handyman skills, and other occasional duties (will provide
details upon inquiries). The caretaker couple will be provided
lodging/utilities on-site as compensation during the winter
off-season. They may use their privately-owned RV on one of our
full hook-up RV sites or in a two-bedroom cabin (furnished or
unfurnished) which has a kitchen and full bathroom, also is cable
TV and wireless internet ready. A laundry facility is on the
property. The ideal candidate's responsibilities include, but are
not limited to: reservations management, cabin cleaning
scheduling, laundry room upkeep/ washing of mattress
covers/kitchen towels/bath rugs for each cabin upon guest
departure, customer service, on site security, human relations
with current, potential and return guests, water/well monitoring,
knowledge of booking reservations and taking payments, pool
maintenance and chemical logging, maintenance and upkeep of the
facilities, managing of cleanliness both internal and external of
common areas and grounds, etc., communication with
management/owner, and have the ability to troubleshoot issues and
requests. To apply, couples should mail their resumes and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. No phone calls please.

FULL-TIME ASSISTANT CARETAKER/PRODUCTION Manager needed for a
large private estate in Woodside. Mature formal gardens include
extensive turf areas, a lake, meadow, orchard, rose garden,
vegetable garden, cutting gardens, formal garden rooms, orchard,
and extensive hedges. This full-time, permanent position supports
the Estate Manager in meticulous management of grounds,
structures and facilities, and a large solar array acting as
Assistant Caretaker. The candidate must possess: strong
horticultural/floricultural knowledge, excellent written and oral
skills (English), and experience with all aspects of formal
garden maintenance. Applicants must have experience growing cut
flowers, fruits vegetables and orchard material. The Assistant
Caretaker is responsible for floral arrangements for the owner's
household. Candidates need to be reliable, motivated,
hardworking, and able to work well alone or with others. Daily
documentation and record keeping is essential. Strong IPM and
Organic Horticultural skills are required. This is a great
opportunity for a gardener who appreciates long-term dedication
to a formal landscape and that is willing to make a long term
commitment to the employer. Previous work experience in Private
Estates, Public Gardens, and/or related fields is desirable.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) ability helpful but not essential.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience ($55,000 -
$65,000 per annum). A clean background and driving record are
required. Only applicants currently residing in California will
be considered. Please send your cover letter and resume with no
fewer than three personal and three professional references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SINGLE OR COUPLE needed in Tehachapi, California. You can be
alone, live here for free, in exchange for feeding our birds and
watering our trees. It's not 24/7. Located eight miles from town.
Handyman labor will be compensated. Please call or text
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RANCH CARETAKER needed for a small farm in Concow, in Butte
County, California. The farm is at an elevation of 3,300 feet.
The caretaker will need to care for two horses, feeding and
watering only. There is a spot with hookups for your mobile or
motor home. A small trailer is available, power available but not
included, rent free, washing machine, Wi-Fi available but not
included. No drugs, dogs or cats allowed. Must have your own
transportation. Located 35 miles from Chico, and 28 miles from
Oroville. For more information, please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CANADA

MANAGEMENT COUPLE needed. Dominion Hill is a Country Inn and
Retreat Centre located on the beautiful coastal shore of southern
New Brunswick, near St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. The property sits on
60 acres, with three pet-friendly cottages and four suites in the
Manor House, a small conference center, wellness facility, and a
charming barn that provides performance and event space. We
require a dynamic couple to manage the facility year-round and
help it grow to full potential. In addition to welcoming
individuals and families, Dominion Hill hosts weddings, reunions,
meetings and retreats for businesses and organizations.
Responsibilities include: managing reservations, communications,
welcoming guests, coordinating events, maintenance,
overseeing/assisting with cleaning, laundry, breakfast
preparation, and general administration. Applicants should have
experience in the hospitality industry. Compensation includes the
use of a two bedroom home on the property, all utilities, and a
vehicle. A salary, paid vacation, and performance bonus are
provided. This opportunity is only open to Canadian citizens, or
candidates with current work permits. Please respond by emailing
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A BUSY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY is seeking a full-time
building caretaker to add to their team. The successful candidate
will help overlook two small residential buildings in Victoria.
The building caretaker will familiarize him/herself with the
building layout, initialize a maintenance calendar, resolve
tenant concerns, maintain the general order of business in the
building and perform minor repairs and cleaning. This position
requires an individual with the following qualifications: strong
people-skills, good English-language communication skills,
self-starter and able to work effectively without being
constantly supervised, ability to work flexible hours, skilled to
do light maintenance/repairs, and have previous experience in
property management. The building manager will be responsible for
maintaining building interior and exterior grounds, and providing
a clean and safe environment for the residents of the properties.
Duties will include but are not limited to: general, regular
cleaning of the property common areas, showing suites to
prospective tenants, rent collections/tenant relations,
maintaining the physical appearance of the building and grounds,
attending to emergencies, and arranging for and monitoring
garbage disposal when necessary. Salary will depend on
experience. Rent discount offered. Please fax your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if interested. We thank you in
advance for your interest in this job opportunity.

FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN CARETAKER required at a small private
equestrian facility in West Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Must
have experience with horses and love animals. Must be able to
drive a small tractor and be knowledgeable with small equipment.
A nice one bedroom suite and utilities will be provided in
exchange for caretaking of my small farm. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARIBBEAN

PROPERTY CARETAKER/HANDYMAN wanted in Saint Lucia on the
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. A three month paid volunteer position is
available on the island of St. Lucia between August and December
2017 on our historic plantation guesthouse, heritage site and
farm. We are a family run business, operated by a mother and two
daughters. Our 80 acre estate includes a 180-year-old colonial
house and five largely wooden guest cottages, gardens, trails,
historic ruins and beaches. One of our biggest challenges at
Balenbouche Estate is the maintenance of the buildings and
grounds. This year, we are constructing a new guest cottage and
could use an experienced carpenter/framer/handyman to help on the
job site. Other responsibilities might include light repairs,
electrical, plumbing, painting and cleaning. Must be hardworking
and very responsible. 30 hours/week, with a flexible schedule
Experience travelling and working in a developing country is a
plus. Must speak English. Compensation will be room and board,
plus a small stipend based on experience. If you are interested
in coming to our guesthouse and heritage site, we encourage you
to visit our website XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and then email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX If you need to speak to someone right away,
please call us at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Thank you.

COLORADO

LONG-TERM, SEASONAL COUPLE needed for building and grounds
maintenance/cooking and housekeeping on a large, high end
mountain ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Permanent ranch
staff includes manager and assistant manager couples and one
other seasonal couple. Commercial activities include cattle,
bison, haying, and occasional guest services. Recreational
activities include horseback riding, hiking, fishing, shooting,
cookouts, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. The candidates
should be able to work with little supervision while meeting the
needs of the ranch owners, managers, and guests with a positive
and fun attitude. One of the couple team will be responsible for
mowing, landscaping, building maintenance, and general handyman
services while the other will act as complete food service
manager providing food procurement and cooking for the owners and
guests as well as housekeeping and related supervisory duties.
Both will provide general concierge and hospitality services as
well. This is a long-term, mostly seasonal position from
approximately April 15 to October 15 each year with occasional
duties during the winter. Competitive salary and year around
housing provided for the right outgoing, non-smoking and
physically fit couple with the appropriate background and
experience. Please send your cover letter, photos, and separate
resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Salida, CO, is looking for camp workers.
Looking for RVers with friendly, strong customer service skills,
team player, with a background in computer/check-in,
housekeeping/cleaning toilets and/or landscaping, a plus. Must be
self-sufficient, experienced RVers and have your own medium sized
RV. This position includes: water, waste and electric hookups
free Wi-fi. Work including: yard maintenance, grounds keeper
host, guide to RV sites, Office reception, Campground Master
preferred, housekeeping, cleaning showers and toilets. Expected
time commitment now through October 31, 2017. Our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX will give you info about the Park. Full
hook-ups provided, including up to $100/month in electric usage
in exchange for 25 hours of camp work per week (single or couple;
shared). Extra hours for general contractor services are
possible.

LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN COUPLE for my 87-year-old parents. Trade
room/board in South Denver for housecleaning/laundry, cooking one
meal/day, shopping, driving them to appointments in their car.
Cozy furnished apartment, cable TV/Wi-Fi, and shared kitchen
provided. Must have a small income and your own car for personal
use, be nonsmokers, Basic Life Saving (BLS) certified, have valid
a Colorado Driver's License. Prefer retirees from 50-75. It's
okay if one works and one stays home. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CONNECTICUT

DEDICATED, HARDWORKING AND ENERGETIC RV volunteers needed to
perform cleaning of public recreation and restroom facilities at
Black Rock Lake, Northfield Brook Lake, and Thomaston Dam
(operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), in beautiful
Thomaston, CT. The US Army Corps of Engineers will provide
equipment, supplies, and vehicle. Valid driver's license,
background check and fingerprinting required. Drug-Free work
place. Volunteers will be asked to work a minimum of 20 hours per
week, in exchange for full hook up RV camp site. If interested,
please apply online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

YARD AND VESSEL CARETAKER NEEDED for a private wooden boat yard
on the Mystic River available now. We are a professional maritime
family with a non-commercial facility set on two peaceful acres
and a commercial property/dock in downtown Mystic (this is not a
shipyard). Seeking a balanced, competent, discreet, reliable
person, who can work well alone and with others with a strong
body, basic seamanship, carpentry, painting and mechanical skills
required (will train for seamanship if necessary) for a full-time
year-round position. We are looking for someone who is near the
beginning of their career trajectory and will grow into the
position long-term. Accommodation included (or have your own
separate lease), work vehicle during business hours and a variety
of small wooden craft to use on your time off. Located 1/3 mile
to Downtown Mystic. Salary depends on skill level and willingness
to learn. We offer very fair wages. Pet friendly within reason.
This is a golden opportunity for one who loves the water and all
things wooden. Please email your resume or work history to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

COSTA RICA

WORK TRADE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for practicing or seasoned
timber framers. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is currently seeking timber
framers with experience to join our team from February 7-21,
2018. Are you a timber framer looking for some winter Costa Rican
sunshine? Have you ever dreamed of timber framing in the jungle?
Are you hard working and a self-starter with experience in
cutting frames? The Ranch team has the skills but with our
limited time we are currently unable to do it all and are seeking
help to cut a frame for a 2018 raising. We are looking for up to
four experienced people to join our team from February 7-21, 2018
to help us cut and raise a small sized frame (approximately 400
sq. ft.). Tasks will include: cutting mortise and tenon joinery
for a small jungle cabin with hand and simple power tools,
squaring timbers using hand and simple power tools, and sharing
knowledge with two local Spanish speaking builders. Your
qualifications should include: relevant timber frame experience,
interest in the culture and mission of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, the
ability to abide by all XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX policies, and the
ability to commit to the agreed upon time frame. In return we can
offer: three hearty and delicious meals a day sourced locally and
cooked lovingly by our team, home brewed fruit and herbal beer,
housing in one of our unique naturally built structures, and
access to all the Ranch's amenities, including the wildlife
reserve, hiking trails, waterfalls and rivers, our extensive
library, and working farm. This is an opportunity to live and
work with our team of sustainability professionals and
instructors in the beautiful town of Mastatal. Please send us an
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if you have any questions or ideas
for us and please help us find the right people by sharing this
opportunity with your network of friends and colleagues.

ENGLAND

HOUSESITTER WANTED in Kent, UK starting September 20, 2017 for
three weeks. Will need to look after the house, walk and feed the
dog and feed the cat. We have a three bedroom semi-detached house
in the village of Hextable, Kent. There is great transport links
to London and beyond. All we ask is that the pets are looked
after and the house is kept clean and tidy. If you are interested
please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LIVE-IN UNDER BUTLER needed in Gloucestershire. This is an
excellent opportunity for a recently-qualified or young-at-heart
butler to work as part of a team. You will be enthusiastic, fit
and keen to learn how to operate efficiently within the family's
stipulations. You will work for the family Butler and deputize
for days off and holidays.  There may be some travel. This
position would suit a single or married person, as there is
accommodation for a couple or a single person.  Salary will be
£25,000 - £35,000 depending upon experience. Please
send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

AN EXPERIENCED, FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN housekeeper/cook is required
in the West Midlands, Staffordshire Area, for a large four
bedroom family home. You will be provided with your own bedroom
within the household, utilizing the general household facilities
(not annexed). Working for a very busy 54-year-old single
Businessman running three businesses along with a 22-year-old
daughter and 18-year-old son who live full-time in the household.
We have a hectic lifestyle so the right person will have a good
understanding of family life and run the household like
clockwork. Duties include ensuring cleanliness within the
household, laundry, washing and ironing, and all to a high
standard. Prepare evening meals principally and occasional meals
as required. Organize the household weekly shopping both food and
general household supplies. Be adaptable to the general household
requirements and duties with a good eye and great attention to
detail. The ideal person will have a `Can Do` attitude, possess
good organizational skills and be flexible in approach to the
role. Has a friendly and caring personality - homely and enjoy
family life.  Must be a non-smoker, have full driving license,
DBS checked, pet friendly (there is an older cat and two King
Charles Spaniels) and be of smart appearance. Great rate of pay
available for the right individual and use of a fully insured new
small car both privately and in conjunction with the role free of
charge. This is an opportunity for a long-term appointment.
Please apply for this self-employed position with full resume,
supporting evidence of a DBS check and a minimum of two
experience related references and one personal reference to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FLORIDA

OFFERING a partnership in our 12 acres in Gainesville, Florida,
to a couple for a farming project, or any viable business. We are
seasoned elders, with global business experience, who would like
help with maintaining the property. Looking for sustainable
alternative couple with skills. We are also offering a work
exchange for our mother-in-law apartment, and a small stipend.
Computer and organizational skills a plus. Must be a stay at home
couple with no pets, no drama and nonsmoking. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX during the day. Thank you.

GEORGIA

HOUSESITTER/GARDENER needed in Atlanta from August 28 through
November 1, 2017. 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 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.

MACON, GA AREA caretaker needed immediately. Our goal is to
locate a long-term caretaker to replace our current two
caretakers. Our previous caretakers were with us twelve and seven
years. We are a very active professional, semi-retired couple,
who are not there full-time. We have one hundred fifty acres of
beautiful woodland vistas, wildlife, streams, large fenced garden
plots, and picnic/grill areas. The compound has two houses, one
modular home, two mobile homes, and a number of out buildings,
none within sight of others. Housing provided: a two bedroom
Horton mobile home, with a twelve by twenty four private shop.
Most urgent need: full-time observant, security-minded presence.
Grass mowing (almost all land is wooded), emergencies, small
maintenance projects expected. No "town" nearby/few neighbors,
best for someone who enjoys peace, beauty, and solitude. We are
looking for an honest, mature person with a love of the outdoors,
life, appreciation of unique, private, outstanding compound. This
position will not provide an income. A retired person is best. No
kids. No indoor pets. No drama. Extensive background checks
required! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HAWAII

EDUCATIONAL WELLNESS RETREAT FARM in Hawaii seeks experienced
caretakers. For details and application process, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KAUAI, HAWAII: Caretaker wanted (Part-time - 20 hours per week)
on an organic farm. Position to start immediately. Must be
skilled in grounds maintenance. Safety-first-conscience. Able to
operate zero turn mower, weed eater, irrigation repair, and have
animal husbandry experience - meaning daily feeding and watering
of small sheep and chicken flocks, etc. Basic carpentry skills
also needed. The position includes a small cabin studio (on site)
plus 20/hours in wages. Must provide excellent references and a
background check. Serious applicants only, need apply. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE IN BEAUTIFUL LAHAINA, MAUI. Needed
qualifications include:
- irrigation, maintenance and landscaping of 5.79 acre property
- checking in and out of guests of vacation rental
- cleaning of vacation rental
- coordinating repair appointments
- feed and groom animals
- overseeing and collecting rents from two long term rentals
- background checks of caretakers
Please email your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ICELAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX VOLUNTEERS needed from September 18 to
September 30. Volunteers will be helping out and supporting the
work in a gardening station run by the municipality of
Reykjavík. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX groups have been assisting
the growing station since 2014. The station takes care of growing
flowers and edible plants, trees for the city's green areas and
the educational school gardens of Reykjavík. The station
aims to maintain Icelandic species and to increase those who have
adapted well to the Icelandic climate. The station also tries to
experiment with new species to increase variety and quality of
plants that are grown in the gardens and recreational areas of
the city. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX volunteers will be doing general
gardening work, attending to the flowers, trees and other plants
and clearing out weed. Part of the work may take place in
greenhouses and part of it outdoors. The work can be repetitive
as general gardening tasks tend to be. The project starts early
every weekday, hours are from 8:00 - 15:30, so volunteers have to
be motivated to participate early in the morning, but they will
have more free time in the afternoon. Volunteers will stay in an
equipped house that is situated in the middle of the gardening
station about four kilometers from the city center. The house is
used as the offices and facilities of the staff of the gardening
station. It is equipped with a kitchen, dining area, shower and
washing machine. Volunteers will be sleeping on mattresses in a
shared sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping
bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of
the cooking and cleaning. To learn more, please visit
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IDAHO

HELP NEEDED. We are a married couple in our late seventies who
need everyday assistance in housekeeping, meal preparation, yard
work, driving and some minor medical, etc.  Looking for a
trustworthy couple, perhaps early retirees, each to work about 20
hours per week. We would provide separate housing. We live in
central Idaho on a secluded 30 acres overlooking the Salmon
River. The house, shop and other buildings were constructed in
1991 and require only minor maintenance. We have easy access to
town. Housing and utilities furnished and salary negotiated
commensurate with skills and experience. To apply please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY HORSE CARETAKER needed on a beautiful 10 acre, private
family ranch in Caldwell, Idaho. This position requires the
caretaker to live on the property. The estate has animals and
private land in need of a full-time caretaker to work daily with
horses, cattle and dogs. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has a large
outdoor ring with dust-free, state-of-the-art footing (to come in
the summer of 2018). Full Equestrian center equipped with
state-of-the-art lighting, new jumps and mirrors. The facility
also includes six turnout areas, four of which are on grass. Your
responsibilities will include: light property management duties,
grooming and tacking up horses, providing general care of all
horses in the barn, providing general care of all dogs on the
property, assisting in the preparation of horses to go to shows,
mucking/cleaning of stalls and areas where the horses are kept,
cleaning of dog areas where they are kept, assisting vet and
farrier, and providing barn maintenance. The job requires
previous horse experience, previous dog experience, and a
caretaker willing to work weekends. Living expenses plus hourly
pay provided. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ILLINOIS

CAREGIVER NEEDED to live in a beautiful home with your own
apartment with indoor pool to care for a lovely 85-year-old
woman. Prepare meals, clean and help her if needed. Located one
hour outside Chicago. A small stipend might be available. Please
email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

INDIANA

WANTED: an experienced caretaker couple needed for a large
property in Zionsville, Indiana. Duties will include cleaning,
laundry, housesitting when the couple travels, running errands,
some animal care, and some grocery shopping and cooking. Must be
able to work independently. The husband must have experience with
landscaping and be a handyman, and the wife will be responsible
for inside cleaning. Both must have a US driver's license. Must
have references. Compensation is a one bedroom apartment on the
grounds, all utilities and salary. The salary will be based on
experience. To apply, please email some information about
yourself, and at least three references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOWA

CAMPGROUND HOST/CUSTODIAN needed at the Pleasant Creek Recreation
Area. Will need your own RV. The campground host/custodian is
responsible for the daily tasks of greeting park visitors and
informing campers of self-registration procedures. The volunteer
will not collect nor handle money. The campground host/custodian
is also responsible for the daily tasks of cleaning four vault
toilets and policing the campground for litter. 55 fire rings
will be cleaned weekly or as needed. All cleaning materials will
be provided. The host/custodian shall provide an average of 21
hours of volunteer service per week. The volunteer will be
provided a campsite with water, electric and sewer hookup for
your RV. Please apply online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ITALY 

A PRIVATE RESIDENCE in Italy, near Imperia, is looking for an
experienced and self-motivated couple to work to a high standard,
commencing ASAP until October. The property is a four bedroom
modern/traditional style house, in the hills overlooking the sea,
surrounded by olive trees. We are in a rural and peaceful
setting, 10 minutes from the local town. The residence is used
infrequently for various periods of time. An enthusiastic
housekeeper with attention to detail is needed to care for this
home, handling the cleaning, laundry and ironing. There will be
basic cooking, but not on a daily basis. Simple and fresh family
cooking would however be required most days when the owner or his
guests are in residence. The gentleman of the couple is to care
for the gardening together with a part-time gardener, clean cars,
water plants, care for the swimming pool, pool house, and be a
good handyman. Driving and owning your own car is a must. Must be
non-smokers. An understanding of Italian is helpful. There is a
one-bedroom studio apartment provided. Salary is negotiable.
Please email your resume and current photographs to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

KANSAS

I NEED A FULL-TIME CARETAKER to live on a small ranch in
southeastern Kansas. Room plus basic foods, such as meat,
potatoes, canned veggies, tomato sauce, canned fruits, spaghetti,
macaroni, flour, sugar and tea provided. Pay will be once a month
at $600. I pay utilities. Applicants must be drug free, and be
willing to mow the yard, feed and water chickens, work on fences,
and work with calves. This is a great job for single person.
Please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

PROPERTY CARETAKER PROFILE

An Intentional Life - Buddy, Jillian, and Lily Valentine
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Interests: Family and friends, the outdoors, nature, wildlife,
mountains, oceans, rivers, hiking, camping, fishing, rafting,
skiing, snowboarding, travel, and new experiences.
Quote: "For what it's worth ... it's never too late, or in my
case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There's no time
limit." - Eric Roth, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Buddy, Jillian and Lily

	We are Buddy, Jillian, and Lily Valentine, and our story begins
in 2014, the year we decided to change our lives. We were living
and working as winter caretakers on a beautiful rustic property
located an hour west of Cody, Wyoming, a few miles from the east
gate to Yellowstone National Park. Our home, in the Absaroka
Mountains of the Shoshone National Forest, was a small, rustic,
warm and cozy, log cabin surrounded by hundreds of miles of
wilderness and wildlife. Jillian and I also worked together at a
ski area located just a short snowmobile ride from our cabin. Our
daughter, Lily Rose Valentine was born on December 3, 2014 and we
enjoyed our first Christmas together, as a family, in our
mountain cabin. The birth of our daughter caused both of us to
reexamine our lives. We started spending more and more time
discussing what was important to us, and what was not. We
determined the first priority for us was to make every effort to
spend our lives together, living, working and experiencing life
as a family. Secondly we wanted to travel, experience new places
and cultures, build lasting relationships with diverse people,
discover new ideas, and learn, grow, and change. So, we started
making plans to live a more intentional life, and in the spring
of 2015 we signed up to The Caretaker Gazette.
	In the spring of 2015, we moved to downtown Cody, and I worked
while Jillian stayed with Lily and searched the Gazette for the
right opportunity. I gladly accepted a seasonal job as an
adventure guide while Jillian and Lily took advantage of the
downtown life and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of tourist
season. During this time we also started eliminating any
possessions we didn't need. And by the fall of 2015 everything we
owned would fit in and/or on a small SUV, and we started
narrowing our focus for caretaker positions to northern
California, Oregon, and Washington with a specific focus on
organic, sustainable farms. We interviewed several times, with a
few farms, but having a child prevented most of the employers
from hiring us - usually stating that the housing was not
adequate for a family. We stayed in Cody through the winter while
I worked part-time at a local brewery as a line cook. 
	In the spring of 2016 we found a position we liked in The
Caretaker Gazette on a farm in Oregon's Applegate Valley. So we
applied and got a phone interview. The position wasn't the right
fit for us but the employer referred us to a farm they thought
would be perfect, and it was. The position we finally accepted
was a seasonal job at a small, sustainable, family owned, organic
ranch in Ashland, Oregon.
	In May of 2016 we packed up our car with everything we owned and
headed west to Oregon. Our home in paradise was a 10x12 canvas
wall tent with a queen bed and a wood stove for furniture. We
served as camp hosts for the campground that included the four
wall tents, a primitive campground, beautiful restrooms and
outdoor showers, and a large, fully equipped, outdoor community
kitchen and dining area. We kept the facilities clean and neat,
turned over the tents after each guest, and worked on the farm a
few days a week milking the goats and performing typical farm
chores. Lily grew like a pampered garden vegetable during this
time and seemed to love every minute of it. She smiled all the
time and slept like a baby. We all learned a ton, developed
lifelong friendships, diversified our skill sets, and had a
blast. But most importantly, we grew closer together as a family.
The three of us slept together in a queen size bed under the
stars every night. We went to sleep and woke up with the sunrise
and to the sounds of nature - no alarm clocks. We didn't have
television, cell phone service, or the Internet but we had each
other, and we had an unforgettable experience that drew us closer
together and taught us so much.
	After an unforgettable summer, we left Oregon in September 2016
and headed to Montana to spend some time with family. After a few
months in Montana, we headed to Michigan in late November to
spend some time with grandpa. We are currently still living in
Holland, Michigan, and enjoying a pretty wonderful life while we
keep an eye on the Gazette for the right opportunity. I currently
work from 6am to 11am seven days a week, and it allows us time to
take daily adventures - Lily is especially fond of the beautiful
Michigan beaches.
	We are a family that is impossible not to love. We are carefree,
fear free, and debt free. I, Buddy, am an over-achiever,
extroverted communicator, highly productive, sensitive and
compassionate, cries at the end of movies, servant leader,
determined to live a life that matters. I am also deeply in love
with my family, this life, and this world. We just accepted an
amazing offer to become caretakers along the Central California
coast via a recent Gazette Help Wanted ad.
For the future, we are also interested in Alaska, Hawaii and even
Europe eventually. If you would like to get to know us better
please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

The Valentine's home in Oregon

KENTUCKY

CARETAKER COUPLE needed to help maintain a beautiful 330 acre
wildlife preserve in Kentucky. Part/full-time salary, and housing
(private cabin) provided. Must have some an independent income,
strong mechanical experience, farm and heavy equipment experience
preferred. Good health, no tobacco. Will share a large organic
garden, restricted hunting, and unlimited fishing from 35 acre of
ponds/lakes. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

LOUISIANA

A NEW ORLEANS FAMILY seeks a polished couple, who are interested
in a long-term position, to provide Southern hospitality for
their family and guests. Responsibilities include housekeeping,
laundry, cooking, running errands, chauffeuring, occasional
childcare, and traveling with the family a few times each year.
Must be willing to work 51/2 - 6 days per week and fit in with
their family and lifestyle. Salary will be commensurate with
skills and experience up to $100,000 and includes health and
dental insurance, pension/401K plan, car for work-related
purposes, and a furnished apartment with paid utilities and cable
TV. To apply, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MAINE

INNKEEPER POSITION available at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, located in
mid-coast Maine directly on the waterfront. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX has 12 luxury accommodations and a
reputation for outstanding quality and superb guest service. We
are seeking Innkeepers who are committed to and capable of
delivering excellence, are motivated to work with a top notch
team to provide the ultimate guest experience, and have excellent
communication and interpersonal skills as well as time management
skills. Our Innkeepers are well paid to be the best professionals
in the hospitality business and there are opportunities for
advancement, full-time positions, seasonal or year round, and
housing. To respond, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MARYLAND

LIVE-IN CARETAKER needed. Seeking a special person to maintain
and improve a special property in the Greenspring Valley area of
Baltimore County. Must be skilled and experienced in
gardening/groundskeeping of large property and building
maintenance. Preferred skills include tractor maintenance,
carpentry, drywall, painting, etc. Importantly, looking for the
person with a "can do" attitude and great organizational and
communication skills. The caretaker will need to have your own
truck or SUV. Excellent references and background check required.
Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience. If
you believe that your skills, attitude and character fit the
position, please text XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

MASSACHUSETTS

SEEKING A VOLUNTEER COUPLE to caretaker at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
for the summer 2018. The property is located on a semi-remote
island in Salem Sound, four miles from Salem, MA. Duties include
property maintenance, carpentry, mowing, greeting day-time
visitors and assisting with overnight stays at the Assistant
Keeper house. Handyman skills required. Familiarity with ocean
boating necessary. Lodging is provided in the spacious Keeper
House. Workboat for trips to mainland included. Please visit our
website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Interested parties should email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX stating qualifications and experience.
Include your resume if available. Visiting the property this
season is strongly encouraged and can be arranged prior to
mid-September.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX resident buildings and grounds caretaker
needed by the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Framingham, MA. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is the oldest and largest Protestant
denomination in the Commonwealth. We provide resources, services
and mission opportunities for local churches throughout the
state. We own a 114-acre parcel of land in Framingham composed of
woods, maintained fields and lawns. The buildings onsite consist
of an office building, a meeting facility, two residences, a
youth building and several smaller outbuildings used by our
summer day camp. The caretaker will be responsible for routine
custodial and maintenance work including, but not limited to:
maintaining vehicles, buildings, equipment and grounds; midweek
cleaning and restocking of restrooms as needed; meeting room set
up and breakdown. The job also includes welcoming of guests and
general hospitality. The caretaker must be self-motivated, very
responsible, dependable, flexible and willing and able to work
independently. Must communicate and work well with others and be
friendly and welcoming to guests. Must be adept at basic
carpentry, painting, equipment repair and basic plumbing. The job
requires a valid driver's license, neat appearance and good
hygiene. Must be capable of lifting 75 pounds safely and
independently, have the ability to climb a ladder up to
twenty-five feet high, operate a dump truck, snow blower,
snowplow and sander, and have excellent hand-eye coordination and
the ability to safely use hand power tools and equipment. General
responsibilities at Edwards House will include cleaning up
meeting rooms upon group's departure; set up rooms for following
groups, wash dishes, kitchen floor, etc. if necessary, re-stock
and clean bathrooms when needed, remove trash and recycling on a
consistent basis from Edwards House, keep closets stocked with
paper towels and toilet paper, secure the building at night,
close and lock all windows and doors, turn heat down to 60, and
provide hospitality if needed on weekend evenings, and assist
with reasonable requests. The caretaker will be provided with a
three-room apartment in a classic, charming retreat house in
exchange for 936 hours of work per year (18 hours per week, on
average). The resident has use of the commercial kitchen with the
understanding that its primary purpose is for providing food
service to retreat center guests. Utilities, wireless internet,
washer and dryer are included. If you are interested, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for further information. Thank you!

MEXICO

CARETAKER(S) WANTED for three rental apartments in the beautiful,
European style, UNESCO City of Guanajuato, located 35 minutes
from the Leon Airport. Work five hours a day in exchange for a
beautiful apartment with no bills. Spectacular views, great
Wi-Fi, and a huge outdoor space. There are over 100 steps to my
house. For more information, please check XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
There is a two month minimum. Duties include checking guests in,
cleaning the apartments, shopping and maintenance. Construction
skills are a big plus. People needed ASAP. Please mention your
available dates and send an email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MICHIGAN

FULL-TIME CARETAKER POSITION AVAILABLE at a small private estate
in Oakland County, MI preferably for a caretaker couple. However,
one caretaker will also be considered for the position.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintenance and
general repairs of the private residence, maintenance of the
grounds, including lawn mowing, vegetable and flower gardening,
and snow removal, and periodic and seasonal house cleaning if a
couple applies. Strong references and communication skills
required. Candidates must be honest, dedicated, and have a love
of nature. Salary negotiable, based on experience. Compensation
includes an on-site three bedroom home with air-conditioning and
a two car garage. The start date is negotiable. Please forward
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MINNESOTA

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED in Wayzata, MN. The owners of a multi
home estate on Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, Minnesota are seeking
a live-in caretaker couple. Responsibilities will include
building and grounds maintenance, automobile and boat care,
miscellaneous errands and driving, gardening, housekeeping, and
limited food service. Candidates should be physically fit,
outgoing with the background and experience. One job is full-time
in the summer season and part-time the balance of the year and
the other job is part-time all year. A competitive salary plus a
nice home on the property will be provided for the right couple.
Please send your cover letter, resumes, and photos to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FULL-TIME PROPERTY CARETAKER POSITION available in St. Cloud, MN.
We are looking for a bright, talented, self-motivated management
person for our apartment complex to maintain the building. The
position is hands-on and involves performing the tasks listed
below. The 12 unit apartment complex is owned and managed by
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, which owns several other manufactured home
communities and rental properties in Minnesota. The
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX headquarters is located in Stillwater, MN.
The right candidate will be friendly, professional and have
excellent customer service skills. Must be computer-literate, and
be proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Strong verbal and
written skills are a must. The manager will be responsible for a
wide array of duties and tasks involved in overseeing the
community. These duties include, but are not limited to:
answering phones, emails and walk-ins regarding rental booking
and lease inquiries, customer service skills, apartment showings,
and leasing of apartments, maintenance, repairs, replacements,
and upkeep of property and rental units as needed, grounds
keeping, including snow removal and lawn maintenance, prepare,
review and execute leases with new and renewing residents,
collect rents, manage accounts receivable and billing on our
rental software, staffing the office and office administration,
process resident inquiries and complaints - enforcing community
living standards, maintain an update leases and rental contracts,
organize, assist (and lead) with miscellaneous projects and
developments. Compensation for this position is use of an
apartment located in the complex. There is also financial
compensation which will commensurate with experience. Please send
your resumes to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MONTANA

CARETAKER/JACK-OF-ALL TRADES person needed. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
is a family-owned and operated working ranch and guest ranch in
the spectacular Crazy Mountains of Montana. The ranch dates back
to the late 1800s and we've been taking guests at this location
since 1965. We are currently hiring a caretaker/handyman for an
adjacent property owned and used in conjunction with the guest
ranch, but about eight miles away across country, or 20 miles via
road. We are looking for a jack-of-all trades person through
September 10, 2017 for this property located in the foothills of
the Crazy Mountains, thirty miles from the nearest town and
accessed through eight gates. The job requirements will include,
but are not limited to: maintenance and repairs of buildings
including some carpentry work, operation and maintenance of a log
splitter and chain saw, use of a mini pickup utility truck
pulling and cutting weeds, repairing corrals and wire fences as
needed, familiarity with electricity and willingness to learn
about a solar powered electrical system, maintenance and repairs
to the gravity fed water system, filters and pipes, responsible
for horse care and feeding when horses are on the property,
ability to help with pack trips from the neighboring guest ranch
- including setting up tents, clean up and cooking assistance
when needed, familiarity with handheld radio systems, and
housekeeping for buildings on site. The person selected for this
job must be a self-starter, independent with a great deal of
integrity and able to work with minimal oversight, as the owners
will only be there part-time and the individual hired will be at
the ranch alone much of the time. One day off per week, a small
cabin for lodging and board provided (we provide groceries and
the employee cooks for him or herself) and a monthly salary.
There is a potential bonus for a job well-done. If interested,
please send a cover letter, resume and three references of people
for whom you have worked. There is limited cell service but no
Wi-Fi. Please do not apply as a family or couple. This is a job
for one individual only and does not have accommodation for more.
Please email your cover letter, resume and three references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

NEBRASKA

NEEDED: Full-time, long-term, motivated groundskeeper caretaker,
maintenance person in Chadron, Nebraska.
Horticultural/agricultural and related general equipment
operation and maintenance necessary. Good communication skills
and computer knowledge a must. Clean motor vehicle report and
able to pass a thorough background check. Excellent wages and
benefits provided. Nice housing available. Please send your
resume with references with salary history and compensation
expectation to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEVADA

SEEKING A LONG-TERM, COMMITTED HANDS-ON full-time Innkeeper (or
couple) with or without on-site lodging to operate our 35 room
full service hotel with meeting and event space, retail and more
in Gardnerville, NV. You can learn more at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Must have direct hotel experience and possess excellent computer,
written and verbal communication, time management, PMS (Roomkey)
and guest relations skills and have a verifiable track record for
increasing sales plus growing a business. The position requires
an entrepreneurial spirit to handle all aspects of the operation.
Someone to maintain five star reviews and responses and manage
all facets of the property and operation. Responsibilities
include but are not limited to working with and managing sales,
groups, front desk, reservations, calls and emails, greeting
guests, marketing with social media, Market café F&B,
inventory, concept and growth, managing housekeepers, meet and
greet and a high focus on cleaning. Must be super clean and tidy.
Salary is based on experience and desire to be a partner - I am
willing to offer an ownership percentage for the right, proven
person or couple. No pets, no children on site, no smokers.
Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CARETAKER NEEDED for a property located one hour from Concord, NH
and one hour from North Conway, NH. It's a beautiful lakeside
estate with wooded, natural, and well maintained grounds. Looking
for a well-qualified caretaker. Must have extensive knowledge of
building maintenance, equipment usage and maintenance,
landscaping skills, and handyman skills. Must be self-motivated,
hardworking, enjoy working alone, working outdoors in all
seasons, and must take pride in every aspect of their work while
working independently and with direction from the owner. This
position entails daily work and supervision of the property and
its 10+ buildings. Salary, housing, and other benefits are
included. Well qualified candidates can email a resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for consideration.

NEW JERSEY

SEEKING A SKILLED PERSON to look after a special home on a
picturesque farm in Northwest New Jersey. The property features a
historically-restored main house, barns, pool, and a pond. This
could be live-in or offsite, if available several times a week.
The right person will have experience in property management,
simple repairs, and appreciate cows and art. Light farming
includes regular feeding of the cows. The family lives nearby but
no longer uses the home as a primary residence, coming many
extended weekends in the summer and occasionally other times.
Salary negotiable, dependent on skills, experience, and
flexibility with home use. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if
interested.

SINGLE CARETAKER NEEDED FOR TWO HORSES in Colts Neck in exchange
for a furnished studio apartment. All utilities, cable TV,
internet and air conditioning included. This apartment is
suitable for one person only. Must have experience with horses
and references. This is a small horse farm, not a commercial
barn. Duties would be feeding twice daily, turnout, cleaning
stalls and paddocks, and keeping the barn neat and clean. Please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to apply for this position. Thanks.

NEW MEXICO

CARETAKER COUPLE POSITION available in the beautiful Sacramento
Mountains, in Mayhill, NM. The XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX near
beautiful Cloudcroft, New Mexico, is seeking applications for a
couple to be a cook, caretaker, groundskeeper and manager. The
position begins January 1, 2018. Housing will be provided along
with salary and utilities (except for private phone), plus meals
during events. The couple will live on site year-round in a four
bedroom mobile home. The area has an excellent school system with
bus pick-up next to the campground. A small truck and some tools
are provided for campgrounds work. Please send a letter of
interest to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

CARETAKERS NEEDED for a small ranch in southwestern New Mexico.
Starting immediately, seeking a caretaker couple, with their own
RV, to care for our remote, Gila River property. Situated
approximately 45 miles southwest of the Gila Wilderness, on the
Gila River, this opportunity is for a healthy couple who love the
outdoors and have a desire to live in a high desert riparian
environment. In exchange, we supply an RV pad, electricity,
water, and septic hookup. A four-wheel drive vehicle is often
necessary. An additional stipend of $300 may be available. There
is an old settler cabin that could be rehabilitated. This is
considered a long-term situation. The caretakers must enjoy
solitude and wildlife, since the nearest town is 45 minutes away,
the nearest neighbor is three miles away, and the nearest Walmart
is over 80 miles away. The road ends at our gate. Must be
responsible with good decision-making skills, be clean,
meticulous, and organized, handy with general maintenance and
small carpentry skills, and be a consistent presence on the
property. Responsibilities will include: home and property
maintenance, monitor, repair, and improve home and outbuildings,
maintain watering system and protect from freezing, fence
mending, and general security of property. Mechanical and
carpentry skills would be a wonderful plus. This situation is
available for an indefinite period of time. Please respond with a
detailed letter/resume, and your picture to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I will respond with more detailed information. Thank you.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in northeast New Mexico is looking for a
full-time or part-time (minimum 20 hours) volunteer camp host,
with their own RV. Duties include visitor assistance in
campground, routine cleaning of 20 campsites and restocking of
two pit toilets. This job requires that some routine maintenance
and improvement work be completed throughout the campground.
Other duties include educating visitors on park rules and
regulations, responding to all questions from the public, and
assist permanent seasonal staff on the weekends. This volunteer
position does include a USACE campsite with water, sewage and
electric. This campsite also has a 45' L x 12' W concrete pad for
large RV's and campers. The campsite continues to be improved
upon so that Conchas Dam can attract very talented volunteers who
have a passion for the USACE mission and enjoy the outdoors.
Please apply online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW YORK

FULL-TIME CARETAKER/GARDENER needed in Southampton. An executive
couple with a home in Southampton seeks an experienced, hands-on
Caretaker/Gardener to maintain their residence, as their
caretaker of 15+ years is retiring. The ideal candidate must have
significant experience caring for gardens/plants/flowers; will
have previous experience maintaining significant estates, be a
self-starter, and be flexible. This is a full-time, year-round
position. Primary responsibilities will include overseeing
vendors, performing the hands-on maintenance for the residence
and grounds, handling all landscaping and garden upkeep, and
ensuring all preventative maintenance on the property is
performed. Candidates with Hamptons experience preferred. Salary
up to $120,000 offered, depending on experience, with benefits.
Please apply for position XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Qualified
applicants will be contacted.

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE ON THE BEACH on Long Island's north
shore. Ditch the commute - live where you work! This opportunity
offers an ideal job share arrangement for a couple to take total
care of a property on the North Shore of Long Island. A great
package is on offer including a beautiful three bedroom house on
the beach for the duration of the employment. A combined salary
of up to $100,000 per annum, with paid health and dental
insurance, approximately 10% of salary additional contribution to
a defined contribution retirement plan, above-mentioned housing
and most utilities included. Vacation will start at two weeks per
year for the first five years, and must be scheduled with
employers in advance. The outgoing couple are retiring after ten
successful years. Flexibility, attention to detail,
organizational skills, and a can-do attitude are essential. Hours
can be unpredictable but are generally normal working hours. Some
overnight travel or weekend and week-night presence may be
necessary as well as covering for employees at other properties
on occasion. The job does offer reasonable leeway to arrange your
own schedule. Duties will involve supervising local employee(s)
as well as supervising and obtaining outside contractors and
service people when needed, and therefore Candidate(s) must be
capable of identifying appropriate vendors, negotiating with
them, processing bids, summarizing findings for principals, bill
paying, and checking for billing accuracy (basic computer
literacy is a must). Candidate(s) should themselves possess the
ability to perform small-scale construction, repair projects,
painting, yardwork/grounds maintenance, landscaping, and house
cleaning and washing. Candidate(s) must have experience in
plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and HVAC. Must be comfortable
and experienced with hand and power tools and able to operate
them safely. Other expected responsibilities include, but are not
limited to: monitoring and arranging for maintenance of the
generator, pumps, air handlers, etc.; time keeping duties;
ongoing professional development and appraisals for yourself and
others; maintenance of an indoor heated pool plus hot tub and
sauna; upkeep of several vehicles and a 17ft motorboat (gas, oil
changes, vehicle inspections as necessary, cleaning, towing);
snow removal; lawn-mowing and other care; seasonal and holiday
preparation; readying the guest house when guests are expected;
occasional grocery shopping/household provisioning; pet care for
cats or dogs in owners' absence (potentially mornings, evenings
and/or weekends); emergency response and preparedness. All
applicants must have a valid clean driver's license and be
available for driving people and items when required; CDL
certification a plus. The job does require Candidate(s) to
perform physical labor at times. Candidates will be required to
pass a background check and physical. Housing and workplace are
smoke free zones. Please respond to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NEW ZEALAND

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in Hastings needs a general cleaner/painter
to help out with some projects over the winter season. You will
need a good attitude with a full or international driver's
license and your own vehicle. This position is for accommodation
at the hostel in Hastings and will also be paid. If you are
interested in living in a fun environment with a good attitude to
work, then please apply today by calling us on
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

NORTH CAROLINA

FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE CARETAKER needed for an apartment community
in Asheville. Must be a team player and willing to go the extra
mile in making sure the tenants are given good service. The
maintenance caretaker duties include preparing vacant units and
routine apartment maintenance. Basic electrical, plumbing, and
carpentry knowledge is helpful. Applicants should be resourceful,
energetic and able to communicate well with general public. Must
own basic hand tools. A positive work history and references
required, as well as a credit and criminal check. We offer
excellent benefits including insurance, vacation, etc.
Compensation to be determined. Please fax a letter of interest or
your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Equal Opportunity Employer.

NORTH DAKOTA

CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE PERSONS wanted ASAP, couple preferred, to
run all aspects from A to Z of a small "mom and pop" motel when
the elderly owners are away. This includes assisting the owners
as needed, including caring for our pets. On site living quarters
will be provided plus a salary dependent on the persons'
abilities. Good organizational skills will be a plus. Applicants
must have verifiable references. A background check is required.
To apply, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OREGON

WANTED: A mature and dependable worker with experience in
landscape care and property maintenance for a residence in
northern Willamette Valley. Must provide work references in
caring for conifers and deciduous trees, shrubs and bamboo. There
is no lawn or vegetable garden. In exchange for twenty hours of
work a week, a small comfortably furnished studio apartment with
private bath is provided and required as residence. It is
suitable only for a single person. Please reply with at least two
work references and a possible starting date to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM-CARETAKER needed for an organic farm in Alsea, Oregon,
(Coast Range/National Forest), now through November 7, 2017.
Tasks include mixed animal care, garden/greenhouse irrigation,
and plant propagation. Must have a valid driver's license/drive
manual truck/tractor. Small room available, kitchen use,
year-round creek, swimming hole. Compensation $700/month plus
farm food. Couples welcome to apply. Non-smokers. Please email
your resume/references and inquiries to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

PENNSYLVANIA

FULL-TIME, ESTATE MANAGER/HOUSEMAN needed in Radnor, PA
(knowledge of the Main Line) with five years plus experience
leading comprehensive household operations. Ability to provide
quality care in all regards and proactively anticipate needs of
principal. Offer an impeccable work ethic with patience, honesty,
and discretion. Ability to carry out directions and communicate
professionally. Ability to work, manage and coordinate multiple
tasks. Negotiate and manage all service contracts, supervise
work, review invoices for all outside service providers including
screening and overseeing outside vendors, contractors,
construction projects and landscaping. Keeping inventory and
management of the outside home. Schedule of yearly maintenance
programs (i.e. AC, heater). Understand, control, maintain and
make adjustments of all mechanical and electronic systems (i.e.
TVs, Wi-Fi, Networks, satellites, IT, and stereo). Attending to
minor maintenance issues. Ensure all areas are clean, maintained
always and report any issues immediately. Special projects as
needed. Send your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CARETAKER/HOUSEKEEPER needed to start October 1st, 2017 for a
large house and property in the Delaware Water Gap area.
Part-time housekeeping and property maintenance duties in
exchange for free rent and utilities in a three bedroom house
with two garages located on the property with scenic views of the
Kittatinny Mountains. Extra paid work on the premises might be
requested on occasion, as well as supervision of film or video
crews when the property is rented as a photo shoot location.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A BUSY RESTAURANT AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, located in the Pocono
Mountains of Pennsylvania, is looking for a long-term, live-in
caretaker. A gentleman is preferred, non-smoking, no drugs, small
pet is a possibility. Diverse duties to include overall general
building maintenance, janitorial services, keeping of the
grounds, light carpentry, painting, etc., although duties will
increase as pending projects require. Extra hours available in
the restaurant on an as needed basis. Room and board provided, as
well as an hourly wage, which is negotiable as per level of
experience. Checkable references are required. Please respond via
email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

RHODE ISLAND

FULL-TIME HUSBAND AND WIFE CARETAKERS needed for a Narragansett
Residence. This is a year round opportunity to work as a live-in
couple to manage a Narragansett, RI estate. This position is
full-time. Prefer a mature, energetic couple who are seeking a
long-term position. The ideal candidates are flexible,
dependable, team players, hardworking and efficient. Duties
include housekeeping, laundry, cooking, pool maintenance, light
maintenance, light gardening, errand running, chauffeuring and
vehicle care. Accommodations in a private, furnished guest house
on the premises are available for two adults with paid utilities,
salary, paid time off, 401K retirement plan and partial medical
coverage. An automobile will be available for use in meeting the
work responsibilities. Only non-smokers need apply. Please email
your resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SCOTLAND

CARETAKER COUPLE needed in Berwickshire, a lieutenancy area and
historic county in the Scottish Borders. We are looking for a
couple, ideally retired but still active, to caretake our family
home set in the Borders countryside. Family visits will be up to
three months per year; part-time duties will include house
cleaning, managing security and maintenance visits, gardening and
occasional driving as well as other housekeeping duties,
including laundry and ironing. The couple should be flexible on
hours, non-smokers, and one to hold a clean driving license.
Accommodation will be in a one bedroom flat in the wing of the
house. Please apply with your resume and motivation to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

ESTATE MANAGER needed in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Lanarkshire is in
the County of Lanark, a historic county in the central Lowlands
of Scotland. Our client is looking for a committed and proactive
individual to take on the role of a full-time Estate Manager of a
private residential estate in Lanarkshire. The Estate has a
substantial historic house along with extensive grounds,
including gardens, woodlands, cottages and in hand agricultural
grazing land. Candidates need to be able to work legally in the
European Union. The position could also include an opportunity
for the spouse to be employed. The position could last from now
to December, or it can be year around. To apply, those who are
able to work legally in the European Union, should email their
resume and references to caretakergazette@gmail.com and include
"Lanarkshire Position" in the Subject Line for forwarding
purposes. Thank you.

SWEDEN

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR A PERSON to assist with general day-to-day
chores, such as building, grounds, kennel, and stable
maintenance, animal feeding, cleaning, and some clinic
assistance, depending on your experience. We are a rural
Veterinary clinic located in Northern Sweden (Lapland). We also
have a kennel of 40 Sled dogs and several horses on site. We seek
either a part-time (summer) or full-time person. Part-time help
is only provided with room and board. Full-time applicants will
receive salary. Applicants should be fit and healthy. Must be
non-smokers, fluent in English, and used to hard, physical work.
Should have previous experience with animal
husbandry/training/care, and be able to work unsupervised, be
able to use initiative and pay attention to detail. Be
comfortable working in a remote, rural environment. Be able to
drive. The positions we offer would suit people seeking a career
in Veterinary medicine, Outdoor Education or other careers in
animal management. Please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to see a little of what we do and where we
are located. Applicants should respond initially with a detailed
resume, recent photo, and suitable references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We will reply with further details.

SWITZERLAND

LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE needed. An attractive salary provided.
Our clients are looking for an experienced, committed and honest
couple who are able to live and work in Switzerland (therefore
have the necessary permit/visas) to work in a private house near
Lucerne/Luzern for a single Lady, firstly on a short-term basis,
with a view to the position becoming permanent for the right
couple. English and German are prerequisites. French would be
advantageous, though not essential. You must be available to
travel with the Lady. Trips are likely to be a maximum duration
of one week, usually within Europe, and take place less than once
a month. Another couple is already employed, as a Chef and
Housekeeper, and you would be providing the back up to ensure the
smooth running of the property. The responsibilities of the
gardener/handyman/maintenance man would be: assisting the
Gardeners on the four to six acres of land, vegetable garden,
woodland, carrying out any maintenance basic DIY required on the
property, driving for the Principal when required, assisting in
the residence if required, walking the dog, and dealing with the
alarm. Housekeeping assistance is also required throughout the
residence to a high standard. Light healthy cooking following
family guidelines in the absence of the Chef. Taking care of the
laundry and assisting the other Housekeeper. There is a two-story
staff house within the grounds, divided into two self-contained
flats.  Accommodation for the couple will therefore be in a
two-bedroomed flat, with dining/kitchen/living room, plus
bathroom. The work schedule is Monday - Friday, with every other
weekend on call. To apply, please email your resume and
references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TENNESSEE

A CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN, TN B&B is seeking live-in Innkeeper(s)! We
are the proud new owners of the historic XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX in
Cumberland Gap, TN where TN, KY, and VA meet. The Inn is located
inside the beautiful Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.
This is a new and exciting adventure for us (no prior experience
running an Inn!), and we are looking for a team player who can
help us realize the Inn's full potential. The Inn is a
well-established and successful operation, but we know that it is
capable of so much more. If you are possibly interested in
relocating to our beautiful area, only 90 minutes from the Great
Smoky Mountains, please email your resume and references to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX We are eager to hear from you!

FULL-TIME MANAGER/CARETAKER needed for a beautiful
cabin/motel/restaurant facility located in the Cherokee National
Forest of Southeastern Tennessee. This is a live-in position that
requires food service experience. This position is available
immediately. The successful candidate will also be responsible
for light maintenance, housekeeping, groundskeeping and guest
services. Lodging is provided, as well as a weekly salary. This
is an ideal position for someone with good time-management
skills. No pets are permitted, and reliable transportation is
required. For additional information, please visit our website at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more
details.

TEXAS

COUPLE WANTED for ranch work, house and yard upkeep in Kimble
County, Texas. House and ranch truck provided. Please fax your
resume and references to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

HOUSESITTER/CATSITTER needed for a lovely little house located in
South Austin, TX from August 24 - October 23. It's a quiet place
on acreage, which would suit a painter or writer. You will be
responsible for the care of one cat and staying in my home. The
cat stays in at night. You must be a cat lover! It would be great
if you could mow, but it's not required. This is not a paid
position, utilities and Wi-Fi provided. Three checkable
references are required. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

PROPERTY CARETAKER needed ASAP in Millsap, Texas. Can be a single
caretaker. Work includes general maintenance and labor. Hourly
pay included, but unfortunately, no housing is provided. Must
have checkable references. For more information, please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX between 10am - 4pm. Thank you.

TONGA  

CARETAKER WITH BUILDING SKILLS required for minor
electrical/plumbing/finishing of a new small island home in the
South Pacific. Remuneration for work verified-accomplished is
negotiable. Possible partial airfare assistance. Totally off
grid, uses solar and rain water. All services, medical, dental,
supplies are available in town. Our home is on a hill, so you
must be fit. I own a lot in town without a home, used for camping
during town stays, may build on the lot if qualified/negotiable.
This is a very safe location! Individual, couple or small family
should be the resourceful and independent type. The island is
outlying with only six families. Transport is via village boat to
town, and having your own boat is a plus. The property consists
of four acres including the plantation. There is a resort next
door and another across the blue lagoon where humpback whales
play. The home has long white sandy beach frontage and world
class fishing is available. There are lovely neighbors on the
island for daily company and many yachts harbor here from all
over the world. Internet is available and local cell service from
in the house. Intra and inter island VHF communication provided.
A long-term caretaker is preferred with performance review. Must
have personal and construction references. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

UTAH

RANCH CARETAKERS needed to care for all aspects of a 1,300+ acre
high country southern Utah ranch. Looking for an honest,
hard-working, responsible, organized, married couple (active
retired a plus) who will respect our property and equipment. Must
live on site. A perfect two bedroom 2nd story apartment will be
provided, including all utilities. Must have mechanical ability
and knowledge of operating ranch equipment. Lease cattle on
property during summer months. Must be willing to maintain
grounds (including landscaping/lawns), keep up fences and make
repairs to buildings as necessary, care for horses, chickens,
dogs, etc. Ranch experience required. Caretakers will need a
valid driver's license with a good driving record. We will do a
background check. Smoking, drinking and drugs are prohibited.
Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX before sending your cover
letter with resume to Jim's email address at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Applicants will be required to supply references and provide a
copy of a valid driver's license for a motor vehicle report prior
to hiring.

VERMONT

AN ELEGANT 40-ROOM INN in Southern Vermont seeks a General
Manager and Wedding Coordinator. We are looking for a candidate
with hospitality management experience, familiar with reservation
and property management software, social media, spreadsheets, as
well as direct guest support, selling rooms, welcoming visitors,
planning and running events. You should be energetic, honest, and
flexible, organized, a team-player with a good sense of humor,
ready to jump in and do whatever is needed. Responsibilities
include: front desk coverage, marketing, reservations, guest
relations, concierge services, supervising housekeepers and
maintenance teams, financial reports, coordination with kitchen
team for breakfast and events, meetings regarding weddings and
group functions. This is a family-run business with a seasonal
restaurant, cultural events open to the public, weddings and
retreats. You will be collaborating closely with the owners. This
will be a full-time salaried position, with the option of on-site
housing. No pets. No smoking. Please email and resume and cover
letter to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

VIRGINIA

WE NEED A HOUSE SITTER for our home in the Town of Culpeper this
winter. We will be back in Europe and need a trustworthy
housesitter to watch over our house and pets, and clean the pool.
If you are interested, you will need your own car, demonstrate a
love for pets, and provide at least four checkable references.
After we check references, we would like to meet and have you
stay here for one weekend, to ensure compatibility with our three
dogs and two cats. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

FARM CARETAKER needed for maintenance of a large yard, garden,
occupied homestead, barns and buildings on a 2,000 acre (rented
in crop) working farm in southeastern Virginia. Basic electrical,
mechanical, carpentry and plumbing skills desired. Background
check and previous work references required. Salaried, part-time
position with flexible hours. Private housing on stocked pond
provided. Couples welcome! Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WASHINGTON

I AM LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER for my mother, who lives in Shelton,
Washington. She has a historic house with 100 feet of beachfront
and has the entire upstairs of her house available for a live-in
caretaker. She needs help with her animals, chickens, and
gardening. She is diabetic and disabled but is able to take care
of her personal needs. However some care for her may be needed at
times or in the future. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

FULL-TIME LIVE-IN CARETAKER wanted for a 10 room Log Lodge and
vacation rental in the country, in Gold Bar, WA. Duties include
turnaround of the Lodge and rooms between groups. Being handy
helps or must be willing to learn some routine maintenance. Yard
work involves mowing the lawn with a riding mower, and weeding of
existing flower beds. A handy man who is also a spotless
housekeeper is whom we are looking for. Must be a quick study, a
motivated person who likes rural small town living. Looking for a
quiet person, friendly host, who likes gardening and prides in
keeping a spotless lodge inside and out for the guests. No pets
allowed due to our guests allergies. No drug use, and no smoking.
This is not the right situation for any one with kids. Will need
to undergo a background check. Please respond with written
details about yourself and why you feel you will be right for
this job. If you have dreamed of living in and caring for a home
in the country, here is your chance to do so. Please go to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for info about the vacation rental you will
be caring for. On site living with utilities paid plus a
paycheck. Please email to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX only for initial
contact, since it's easier if I can read about the person first.
Please include your phone number and two photos of yourself with
your reply.

HORSE RANCH CARETAKER NEEDED at a small horse ranch located on
the west side of the Cascade Mountains, in Southwest Washington.
Our 200-acre ranch is rural with quick access to fishing,
hunting, lakes, rivers, hiking, trail riding, camping and other
outdoor activities, yet minutes to town and Interstate 5 to
Portland and Seattle. An individual or couple are welcome here.
On-site living with your animals is an option. Knowledge of
horses important. The caretaker will manage supplies for feeding,
equipment maintenance, fencing, and managing other labor as
needed. Key Responsibilities will include horse feeding, turnout,
stall cleaning, manure spreading, and arena grooming. Farm
maintenance will include fence (board, non-climb, and electric)
repairs and additions, field and lawn mowing, weed spraying,
pasture harrowing, yard work, out building repairs and additions,
painting, basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical. Equipment
maintenance will include two tractors, implements, lawnmower,
weed eaters, water pumps, pressure washer, paint sprayer ... etc.
Applicants under consideration must consent to background and
drug tests. Please email your resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OUTRAGEOUS OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE for the right couple/person!
Full-time caretaker wanted for a historic five acre farm on
Bainbridge Island, WA. Mechanical savvy required. Rent-free 500
sq. ft. apartment, along with a $800/month salary, large sunny
garden, abundant fruit trees, gorgeous view to the Olympic
mountains, great neighbors, 24/7 unconditional love from
watchdogs Ellie and Jack, and farm audio provided by eight sheep
and two donkeys. Experience with farm animals required. Extra
credit for applicants with a passion for the earth, ability to
"putter" with a smile and happy heart, those beyond "stuff", and
reformed vagabonds searching to drop anchor for a decade or so.
Enthusiastic applicants, please send your resume to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, an off-grid wilderness retreat near Twisp,
WA seeks a joyful, energetic, environmentally conscious caretaker
couple. The job duties include cleaning, managing seasonal
structures (outdoor kitchen, event tent), gardening, irrigation,
mowing, clearing snow with a tractor and PTO snow-blower,
grooming ski trails with ATV, light bookkeeping and
correspondence. Requires good handyman skills for basic
maintenance, experience with solar power and snow a plus. A 4WD
pickup will be provided for business use. The schedule is
variable, ranging from five to 40 hours per week. Compensation
includes salary plus housing and utilities in a two-bedroom cabin
with wood heat (provided). Open to profit-sharing arrangements
for long-term help with marketing. Start date by September 10th
for a minimum term of one year. References required, please see
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for more information or contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

GUEST RELATIONS COORDINATOR needed at the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
This full-time position is very demanding and a multi-tasker is
needed in order to perform at a high level day in and day out.
The primary focus is on exceeding guest expectations. Please only
apply is you have extensive social media skills that would
include; postings to all social media channels, publishing weekly
e-newsletter and developing exciting and creative videos. Other
key responsibilities include; stand-in Innkeeper, kitchen tasks,
breakfast service, culinary tasks and special event support. The
chosen candidate must be in super physical condition, love to
interact with people, love dogs and want to use this position as
a stepping stone to other professional pursuits. The compensation
package includes; $1,000 a month, off site one bedroom apartment
including all utilities and the benefits of living on San Juan
Island. The start date will be the week of September 4, 2017.
Please pursue our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and if this
interests you and you are serious about moving to an island
please send a cover letter and resume to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WESTERN WASHINGTON, NORTHERN SNOHOMISH County. A small private
horse breeding farm is looking for on-site help. Responsibilities
consist of taking care of horses and some farm maintenance and
supervision. Housing, utilities and compensation provided. Can be
full-time or part-time. This is an ideal situation for someone
who enjoys being around animals in a private, peaceful setting.
The farm is secluded but only a short distance from shopping,
healthcare, restaurants, etc. Valid driver's license, ability to
operate a tractor and small farm implements is necessary. Housing
is best suited for a single person or a couple. No drugs,
alcohol, tobacco please! Thank you for reading this! Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Versatile seasoned female manager, reservations agent, staffing
and caretaker for over 25 years. I communicate clearly with
contractors, vendors, friends and family, hire and supervise
staff, provide security and negotiate contract labor. Top ranked
VRBO 5-star guest reviews for 10 years for one satisfied owner,
ending December 2017. Available now or I can meet your future
schedule, will relocate or stay local. Non-smoker, no pets,
healthy, creative and self-directed with liberal politics and
appreciation for cultural diversity. Salary required, will
consider living on or offsite, seeking long-term. Please call
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Estate managerial couple seek employment as caretakers for
vacation and/or second home. Experienced with bed and breakfasts,
private estates and vacation villas. Looking to utilize our
property management skills with 30 years combined knowledge.
Verifiable references, current passports, clean driving records
and can pass background check. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker available. Relocating to Culebra, PR in August.
Available full-time to care for your home, property and all light
maintenance as needed. Have 37 years' experience in all phases of
Property and Boat management in the US and BVI. Local references
and resume available after interview. Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Experienced caretakers will watch your property in or near
northern Idaho. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

Active Retired Nomad Couple Available. Steve is a professional
massage therapist. Can safely operate a tractor and small farm
equipment. Have horse and livestock experience, along with basic
handyman skills. Clean background/driving record. CDL license.
TWIC (security clearance). Excellent organizational and problem
solving skills. Congenial. Appreciates cultural diversity.
Rebekah is a retired ESL/Elementary teacher with caregiver
experience. General farm/greenhouse, computer, and household
skills. Active. Enjoys working outdoors. Appreciates simplicity
and solitude. We are flexible geographically, willing to travel,
reliable, motivated, honest, nonsmoking, animal lovers. Prefer
country living in a quiet location near walking/hiking trails.
Desire modest stipend. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Greetings! My family and I are seeking a caretaker position. My
name is Elizabeth (Izzie for short). My husband, Larry, and I
moved in and began taking care of my Mom in 2007 then my sister
and then my father who was in the beginning stages of dementia.
In 2013, my husband was relocated to Las Vegas, NV. We took my
Dad with us, and my husband's brother Gary moved along with us.
My Dad developed a heart condition and later Alzheimer's. I was
the primary care provider of my Dad with help from my husband and
brother-in-law for meals, medication, bathing, scheduling
appointments, financial and others as needed, until he progressed
to the point that I needed help with in home physical care. My
father passed away in March 2017, and as we are experienced
caretakers would be willing to take care of your property in the
Las Vegas, NV area with the same love, attention to details and
commitment as we have for my family. We are open to most
caretaker's situations whether simply house or pet sitting. I can
provide references from agencies used in service to my Dad as to
my character and diligence. We are good with plants, lawns, or
other maintaining as needed as Larry and Gary have some
mechanical, electrical and plumbing experience. I trained as a
life coach, teach meditation/mindfulness life directions, and
have been accepted into an online advanced mastery training
program. We do not regularly drink or use any illegal drugs, but
Larry and Gary do smoke, but strictly outside because I am
asthmatic. I am great cook, also a grandmother, and willing to
assist with children, aging parents, or as an administrative
assistant. Long-term is desired, but open to semi-temporary as
well (preferably not under two months). If interested, please
call XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thanks.

Experienced caretaker with superb references looking for a
long-term housesitting position. Caring for your home and animals
in a loving, responsible way. Reliability and excellent
communication are my hallmarks. Please call 10 am - 8pm MST to
discuss possibilities at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seasonal biologist/park ranger seeking a pet-sitting opportunity
(short or longer term Winter 2017, 2018). 5+ years' experience
housesitting dogs, cats, and woodstoves. Vermont, Florida,
Oregon, desert southwest or central/South America. Please contact
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Professional single male, extensively experienced with over 16
years in the personal, estate, and travel security industry,
seeking a full-time all-encompassing opportunity for an
individual, estate/family, caretaking position. I have basic
carpentry skills, pool and grounds maintenance experience, animal
lover, certified personal trainer, the right attitude to jump in,
assist, help in any way possible. Customer/client service driven,
I believe my training and experiences would provide your estate,
property and family an enthusiastic, good natured and
trustworthy, professional individual that would be an invaluable
asset to your day-to-day operations. Open to working for an
individual, family, estate, etc., and location flexible, though
lean towards warmer climates, but the right connection is vital
over location. Thanks for your time. Please email opportunities
or to have a more in depth chat about your needs/my background to
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Thank you.

I live in Oakland, work all around the City, and visit my family
in Santa Cruz often, so my availability and location are very
flexible. Previous relevant work experience includes house
maintenance, refurbishing newly sold homes, dog sitting, and
remodeling. I have a strong background in non-profit work for
social justice and environmental causes. I'm a caretaker at
heart, in my work and with my friends and family. I tend towards
a quiet, calm existence and find that this type of work suits my
lifestyle very well. I am very clean and meticulous in the upkeep
of my own home and will be the same as yours. Service fees are
negotiable on a case-by-case basis. If there's anything else
you'd like to know, please don't hesitate to contact me at
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Caretaker seeking housing in exchange for providing domestic
help. Hello. How are you? Could you use some day-to-day help with
things you need done around the house? Would you be willing to
offer a room in exchange for this help? I am a hardworking,
reliable man who is experienced at many things, like for instance
I can give you in home health care as your personal caregiver. I
can do basic repairs around the house, keep your house sparkling
clean, taking the best of care of your precious pet, keeping an
eye on your house when you go out of town, helping you eliminate
any clutter by organizing what needs to be organized, making your
outside yard look nice, among many other things I can do. Also, I
have a fingerprint clearance card for a background check along
with references of people I have worked for. For more
information, please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Northern California: Seeking Land To Park Our Tiny House This
Fall. Couple looking for a caretaking position in exchange for
30' x 30' space to park our tiny house and solar kitchen. We are
both: hard-working, intelligent, friendly, spiritually-minded,
and lovers of nature. With over a decade of experience, we can
offer the following services to a family, Inn, B & B, or
conference center: organic and healthy meals; cleaning;
landscaping and garden care; handyman work and other property
maintenance; pet and housesitting; and administrative work. For
more information, including exceptional references, our resumes,
and pictures, please visit our website at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a live-in caretaker/caregiver position. A retired San
Francisco professional tailor, age 60, seeks a job position,
preferably in California's Central or North Coast. Excellent
references, resume available for a long-term, permanent
housesitting position. Seeks a live-in caretaker/caregiver job/on
site security guard, 30 years' experience, handyman, pet sitting,
light maintenance, light gardening, light food prep and cooking.
Can run errands in town and country with my Ford van. I have a
current driver's license, with car insurance. Smoke/drink/drug
free. Quiet, able bodied, and reliable. Clean, quiet living
quarters must go with above position. Available immediately. "The
caretaker with the caring touch". Please email
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

We are a semi-retired, married, Christian non-smoking couple. He
has skills building roads, using all heavy equipment, fencing,
and carpentry. She is a biology science teacher, with 20+ years
gardening, goats/sheep, horse training experience, and has horse
farming equipment. Looking for a permanent situation. We have our
own large travel trailer, along with dairy goats, poultry, and
horses to plow with. Can teach organic gardening, farming
ranching classes and homesteading skills.  Looking for an area in
the central Texas hills, the Texas coast, or West Texas.
Blessings to all. Please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Seeking a live-in housesitter/light caretaker/possible light
caregiver position. Following a career in law
enforcement/Investigations, I now seek a live-in housesitting
position which may evolve into a permanent arrangement.
Pet-sitting, light gardening, light maintenance, or related tasks
are fine. I am tobacco/drug/alcohol-free and would describe
myself as responsible, trustworthy, and honest. A quiet and clean
environment is requested. I am flexible, tidy, and reliable. Open
to negotiation on all related matters. Please call
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FOR SALE: Two Horse Farms with Wellness Retreat Facilities near
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or ~125 acres. The Small Farm has a two-family home, barn1- 60x80
indoor arena, with 20 stalls. Barn2 - 60x120 indoor. Barn3 -
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