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Saturday, May 30 2015

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Here are a few caretaking and housesitting opportunities from the many thousands that have previously appeared in The Caretaker Gazette over the years.

These opportunities were published in The Caretaker Gazette, starting in 1983, and have successfully been filled by our subscribers, so none of these assignments are currently available. All landowners' phone numbers, addresses, emails, etc. have been removed from these previously published ads.
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  CARETAKER NEEDED late September to May on a self sufficient comfortable Aleutian homestead. Free housing and stipend. Orcas, eiders, sea otters, caribou, hydroelectric power, Internet, loom, hot tub. Writers and naturalists have prospered here. Please call (907) XXX-XXXX.

  COUPLE, or a single person able to handle isolation, is needed on a remote southern Arizona ranch for various short-term time periods. Caretaker, cooking,
housekeeping, and maintenance responsibilities. Small salary, housing and insurance provided. Please send a letter to: XXXXX XXXXXX, PO Box XXXX, Tucson, AZ 85702. 

ENGLAND                                                                                                                    HOUSESITTER NEEDED in Chiswick, West London from mid-January to mid-April. I need someone to look after my elderly cat while I'm away. I have a finished one bedroom flat in a very desirable area in Chiswick. I have my own entrance and small garden, spacious bedroom and a galleyed kitchen. I am near some great transport routes and close to everything. For more details, please call Rochelle in London at XXXXXXXXXXX or email

  CARETAKER(S) NEEDED. Responsible, competent single man or couple, with one child OK, with strong body and alternative minded. Must be enthusiastic about rustic jungle life, experience with off-grid living and solar equipment. No tobacco or alcohol users please. Maintenance of two acre homestead in a beautiful coastal jungle area in an eclectic, but rootsy, neighborhood on the Big Island. Care for orchards, garden, and cats. Small but comfortable cabin provided. Please send a letter explaining why you are interested in this opportunity, to: XXX XXXXXX, XX-XXXX Napoopoo Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704.

  HOUSESITTERS needed on the Great Keppel Island to look after a holiday house. Live in flat available, perfect for a couple. Please apply in writing to XXXXXX XXXXX, XX Challis Avenue, Potts Point, NSW 2011 Australia or email

  HOUSESITTER WANTED during owner's absence. You can explore the jungle, fish, snorkel in the coral reef, or take some canoe trips. I need a housesitter for the month of June. Have your own bedroom, living room and bath on 3rd floor overlooking the Caribbean. Pay for telephone, electricity, and your own food. Please write to X. XXXXX, XXXX SW 138th Avenue, Miami, FL 33186 or call (305) XXX-XXXX.

  LOOKING FOR a semi-retired person or couple for part-time light duties on a small Caribbean resort. Free housing on the resort's premises plus moderate pay in exchange for about 50 hours per month work. Applicant should be in good health, resourceful, and addiction and drug-free. If you are handy, it is a plus. Please email letter to or fax to (425) XXX-XXXX, or mail to PO Box XXX, Culebra, PR 00775 for info.

  LOOKING FOR SOMEONE like me . . . Mother naturalist establishing retreat. Room/board exchanged for creativity and fulfillment of a dream. For more info, please contact XXXXX
XXXXX, RR 1 Box XXX, Ewing, VA 24248.

  NEED CARETAKER or handyman or woman or couple to help on 8 acre farm and Inn on Orcas Island. Person or persons need their own tools to do fence mending, landscaping, light plumbing, light electrical. Lots of landscaping and gardening in small orchard garden. Have just purchased property and need help getting it into shape. Have some tools but not for carpentry jobs etc. Person will work with animals, ducks, Geese, miniature horses, etc. Will exchange room or guest cottage for work. Please call XXXXX XXXXXXXX at (360) XXX-XXXX.

  HELP WANTED year-round to caretake home, property, and pets (one dog, six cats). 37 acre property half way between Santa Fe and Taos, bordered by the Rio Grande. Two bedroom, recently remodeled home, (unfurnished) plus utilities offered, as well as negotiated salary. To apply, please fax: (505) XXX-XXXX.

  CARETAKER positions available on St. John in a hillside community. Free housing and a 40% meal discount are available. Anyone aged 18 to 80 is eligible to apply. We have short and long-term time frames available. Please write to XXXX XXX XXXXX, Box XXX, Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands 00831.

  HOUSE GUEST(S) wanted to occupy a mountain cottage(s). Full time. Located in the foothills, one hour from Sacramento. Bottom of canyon. Four miles from freeway. You can fish off the porch. Keep all gold found in the river. Must love outdoors, remoteness. Pets permitted. References required. No job. No addictions. Please leave a message, including your name and phone number at (916) XXX-XXXX.

  HOUSESITTERS of adventuresome spirit, Europeans, jet setters, retirees, caretakers. Discover unspoiled Alamos, Sonora's city of silver in semitropical Sierra Madre Mountains. Live in 250-year-old Spanish colonial mansions. Experience a unique community. The Santa Fe of Mexico. Little theater, tennis courts, bridge club, poker, chess. 4000' municipal airport. Please write XXX XXXXXXX, Postal # XX, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico 85760, or call 011-XX-XXX-XXXXX.

  EVER CONSIDER spending time in a tropical climate? Within walking distance of one of the world's most biodiverse national parks? Located in southwestern Costa Rica, on the Osa Peninsula, our farm is just outside of Dos Brazos en el Tigre, 6 km downriver from Corcouado National Park.
We are a working homestead looking to develop a crop or crops to be marketed in the Dos Brazos/Puerto Jimenez area. We are looking for a person or couple to help with daily chores. In exchange, we offer plenty of free time, a place to live, and meals. For more information, please write XXX XXXXX, APDO X, Puerto Jimenez, Peninsula De Osa, Costa Rica.

  HOUSE SITTERS WANTED for very remote
homestead near Hells Canyon, Idaho. Must have a 4WD vehicle and be self-reliant. Mild climate but winter access varies. Homestead has hydroelectricity & most amenities but no phone. Animals fine. Great free retreat for the right persons. We just want someone to be living in our home. Please send your references to XXXXXXXXX, XXX W North 5th St, Grangeville, ID 83530.

  YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE in the benefits of our growing nature retreat, organic farm and alternative teaching center. Our ten-acre primitive retreat is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. Home of a developing healing arts center, we are
only 2000' from the Caribbean Sea, safe, secure, and private. The farm has a running river and artesian springs. We grow almost every tropical fruit and vegetable imaginable. We are registered with environmental groups and agencies worldwide as a bird and wildlife sanctuary. Live rent-free in exchange for light maintenance work such as weeding, raking, gardening, maintenance of fences and buildings, shopping for supplies, rototilling and weed-eating work. Applicants should be in good health, handy, and resourceful with a common sense understanding of the hazards of nature. For more details, please call (201) XXX-XXXX.



Writer Seeking housesitting/caretaking position ASAP for a minimum of one year in Chicago, the Southwest, California, or New England. Mature, responsible single woman, references available, background check is fine. Currently in Chicago. No car, so for a position outside a city with good public transportation use of a vehicle would be necessary. Duties negotiable in exchange for rent-free living. Please call (312) XXX-XXXX or email ...


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LOOKING FOR CAT/HOUSESITTER from November 2015 until March 2016 for my home in Cordes, in the south of France, but I am flexible and if the entire period is not suitable, then a three month housesit from the end of November to the beginning of March might work. Or I'm happy to house swap for a home in Sydney, Noosa, or Newcastle, Australia. My home is a three bedroom, two bathroom very beautiful, and fully restored old stone barn in a pretty river valley in the south of France. The garden is quite small but there are two terraces for outdoor living which is rare in the winter. It is a very pretty village surrounded by fields of sunflowers, poppies, wheat etc., and crops but in winter they are bare. This is the Gaillac wine growing region so there are more vineyards than anything else. The neighbors are very friendly. There are about twenty five houses here. There is a fresh food market every Saturday in Cordes and the Sunday at Saint Antonin noble Val market is famous and has been made more famous since the movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey with Helen Mirren last year. The closest town is three kilometers with Cordes sur Ciel about five kilometers away. Cordes was voted the village most preferred in France by the French two years ago. There are no shops in Labarthe-Bleys, so a car is required. We can arrange a rental if required of my car at a good rate if necessary. Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage city, is a 30 minute drive as is the other large town, Gaillac. The three towns of Albi, Gaillac and Cordes sur Ciel are known as the Golden Triangle. The closest international airport is Toulouse and hour and quarter away. Paris is an easy trip by train or an hour by air. The house has all the technological connections one would expect, with a modern kitchen, etc. It is heated by a slow combustion wood stove and electric heaters. I would prefer a couple but am open to enquiries to anyone who is happy to look after my cat and my home. Matilda is very easy to care for. She comes and goes through her own cat door and sleeps in front of the fire most days in winter. It is very quiet in the winter in the country in France as the people stay indoors or go somewhere else (after all these years I have never figured it out). Many shops are closed. If you want to go away for a couple of days now and then sightseeing, my neighbors would feed Matilda, no problem so you are not imprisoned here. I would send photos to any prospective housesitter. And speak to them on Skype. References are required. I am a retired business woman and have lived here now for almost twelve years. Please email XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


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