|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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Previously Published Ads
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 XXXXXXX@hotmail.co.uk
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 XXXXXX@XXXXXX.com
BELIZE, CENTRAL AMERICA
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 XXXXX@XXXXXXXX.com 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.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
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.
JAMAICA, WEST INDIES
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.
WE ALSO PUBLISH SITUATIONS-WANTED ADS, SO THE THOUSANDS OF HOMEOWNERS WHO SUBSCRIBE CAN CONTACT PEOPLE WHO ARE AVAILABLE. HERE IS A SAMPLE SITUATIONS-WANTED AD:
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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