If you've ever imagined the rat race receding in your
rearview mirror as you set out to live in the middle of nowhere like a rough-hewn
character from Northern Exposure, then you've probably also been
stopped short by a question as compelling as your vision: 'How the hell
would I make a living?'
The answers to that question appear in The Caretaker
Gazette, a bimonthly newsletter that since 1983 has served as a meeting
help-wanted board for landowners looking for caretakers...
THE CARETAKER GAZETTE
matches property owners with caretakers to look after their spreads. 'For
those who are connected with the earth, but don't own land, caretaking
is an ideal career,' says Gary Dunn, publisher of the Boerne, TX,
newsletter. The May/June issue includes jobs on an Arizona horse ranch,
a goat-cheese farm in Massachusetts
and a Georgia farm 'with 15 acres of mountain land that needs clearing.'
IMAGINE STEPPING into a simpler life, situated on acres
of rural land, without a mortgage or rent to worry about. That is the
type of opportunity offered in The Caretaker Gazette, a bimonthly
newsletter that lists over 1,000 property-caretaking positions across the
country and beyond, as far away as Central America and the French West
Taking Care of Caretakers
If you ever wanted to learn more about property caretaking opportunities,
have we got the newsletter for you. The Caretaker Gazette, published
since 1983, features job listings, profiles of fellow caretakers, and
letters to the editor. Most jobs are in the United States, but recently
there have been international listings in Central America and Spain. Written
and researched for landowners, interested
readers, and job seekers, the newsletter is privately owned and is published
...The Hillses are among more than 10,000 property caretakers
working for camps, parks, nature preserves and individuals, according
to Gary Dunn, publisher of the Caretaker Gazette, a bimonthly newsletter
that takes classified ads from prospective caretakers and employers. The
field is growing, attracting recent college graduates and refugees from
the rat race, as well as artists, writers and
craftspeople--all of whom like to do their own thing when the day's chores
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, 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 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com for more information or contact xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com
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