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NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO: Vacation Boom: House-Sitting for a Change:  Business is booming in an unusual area of accommodation: house sitting. Companies that match homeowners and house-sitters have seen business grow by 30 to 50 percent a year for the past few years ...
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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6923808

 

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Your House: Maintaining A 2nd Home From Afar: The good thing about a vacation home is that it's always there when you need it. The bad thing is that you're not always there. Any time you leave a property vacant for an extended period of time, you're going to run into problems, said Gary Dunn, publisher of The Caretaker Gazette, a bimonthly newsletter for property owners and the people they hire to care for the property ...  
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http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D01E6DC1430F93BA3575BC0A96F958260

 

TIME MAGAZINE: Workplace: Paradise How's this for a job offer: Live rent-free for the summer on 64-acre Seguin Island off the coast of Maine. And for a small stipend, give tours of the historic lighthouse, work at the small store and museum attached to the lighthouse, and keep a daily log of the sunset, sunrise and tides ...
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http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1090926,00.html

 

THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: Housesitters: Here's the key: Trust. Michelle Bales wears two hats. A courtroom clerk in the San Diego Superior Court by day and a housesitter on weekends and nights; she said she came by her second career right out of college ...
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http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060730/news_lz1h30sitter.html


FORBES MAGAZINE: Real Estate: Dream Digs, No $ Down: Chicago - Thomas Cooper, 49, spent nine long years as a sales representative--eight of those spent servicing 7-Eleven convenience stores and other shops in and around Detroit. But traffic, competition and lazy store personnel got to him, and 12 years ago he made a change. In Cooper's last job he drew a salary to live in a 7,800-square-foot house on 40 acres in semi-rural Iowa. The job: caretaking ...
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http://www.forbes.com/careers/2005/08/22/caretaker-homes-employment-cx_el_0822caretaker.html

 

AARP MAGAZINE: Follow Your Dreams (for Next to Nothing) - Imagine staying in some of the loveliest locations on earth—and all you have to do is feed the cats ...
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http://www.aarpmagazine.org/travel/freeloaders.html

 

THE FINANCIAL TIMES: Sitting in style - Imagine staying in a stunning Italian villa, a charmingly crumbling Irish rectory or perhaps a roomy Mexican hacienda without spending a cent. Apart from feeding the cats and watering a few plants, it is totally free ...
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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/6b037166-8b9c-11db-a61f-0000779e2340.html

 

GRAND TIMES: Living the Good Life, Rent-Free: CARETAKERS & HOUSESITTERS The property caretaking field is growing and retirees are in demand as caretakers and housesitters.  Many people now own multiple homes and properties throughout the world.  They often require the services of a housesitter or caretaker to look after their properties. In many cases, property owners are seeking "mature" or "retired" singles and couples to fill these positions ...
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http://www.grandtimes.com/Living_the_Good_Life.html

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Leaving Corporate Life For Your Own Business: THE PROBLEM: Leaving the corporate grind, but still earning a living. Gary Dunn knew he lived an enviable life, marketing financial products at Scudder Investments, commuting to his Park Avenue office from his home in Connecticut ...
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http://startup.wsj.com/columnists/casestudy/20041110-casestudy.html

 

WHOLE EARTH REVIEW: periodical reviews: The Caretaker Gazette - Winter, 1994: You can try out country living without making a lifetime commitment, by becoming a caretaker. A surprising number of these positions are available - in nature retreats, small farms, and even national parks. Caretakers can migrate, spending their winters snowed in at ski resorts and their summers at summer camps. Some jobs are paid; the majority offer free rent, free time, and a taste of "the good life ...
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http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1510/is_n84/ai_15958214

 



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    SEEKING A UNIQUE SEASONAL CARETAKER. Center Island is a small private island in San Juan County, WA located inside Lopez Pass near Decatur Island in the protected waters of Reads Bay on Lopez Sound. The island is accessed by private ferry, boat, or plane. The island has a community owned runway and private docks. There are no commercial services on Center Island. Center Island seeks a seasonal caretaker to perform various day-to-day operation and maintenance tasks, maintain a security presence, and monitor the use of association property. The seasonal caretaker also assists other Association employees or contract staff assigned to manage the water system and maintain vehicles. The position is currently open to fill the early spring to fall 2019 need. The island contains a plat of 175 lots used as camping lots or with vacation homes. The community owns and manages community property including an airstrip, docks, a water system, roadways, vehicles, a community clubhouse, maintenance shop, and a private Caretaker's home. Primary duties of the seasonal caretaker involve maintaining and managing the use clubhouse and dock facilities, mowing, and assisting with other infrastructure maintenance as assigned. Compensation for this position is up to $1,500 per month plus housing, utilities, and some transportation allowance. The position provides a private Caretaker residence with basic furnishings near the community clubhouse and docks overlooking Reads Bay. For additional information or to apply for this position, please contact us at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



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