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Property Caretaker needed near Yosemite National Park

Job Details

  • Date Posted: August 12, 2021
  • Location: , Groveland, CA
  • Company: House To Be Green
  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Salary: DOE
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: 0-2 yrs

Company Contact

  • , Groveland, CA
  • DOE

House To Be Green

Dome Homestead is a private property offering two different vacation rental options. Our mission is to provide an eco-friendly, resilient vacation homestead experience suitable for all ages and all walks of life.

***Please be sure to read the entire job listing before applying. You must submit a cover letter telling us all about your amazing self and why you'd be a good fit for this job. This is especially important if you have relevant skills/experience that aren't listed on your resume. Incomplete submissions will not get a response.***

Awesome opportunity to live right outside Yosemite National Park while creating a unique vacation experience for guests and maintaining sustainable and resilient landscaping and vacation rentals.

We're looking for someone, or a couple/family, who can work independently, likes a remote mountain lifestyle, fully embodies environmental consciousness, has some general landscaping/plant/earthworks knowledge and is incredibly handy and friendly/personable. You need to be super comfortable talking to guests about the local attractions, on-site systems, and environmental consciousness and resiliency.

We have 2 vacation rentals on our property: main house (2 bed/2 bath, max 5 people) and 14-ft vintage travel trailer (studio, 2 people).

On-site living includes: Bring your own house or live on-site in company housing.

Specs on living site:
-If bringing own RV: RV/Trailer pad (35ft rig max plus one car)
-Greywater hookups
-No blackwater (composting toilet use only)
-10x10ft shed for storage
-All utilities except propane, includes WIFI
-One dog would be allowed with a deposit (with approval by Owners).
-Company housing: 28ft trailer, queen bed, couch, table, kitchen, stove, microwave, toilet (pee only unless you upgrade it to a composting toilet) shower, bath, AC, and patio area (to be developed by you!).

Main job duties would include:
-Responsible for all maintenance for house and trailer
-Maintain yard/garden/orchard including watering, weeding, mulching, pruning, etc.
-Maintain all greywater systems
-Maintain/care for chickens and chicken coop
-Maintain excellent communication with guests and homeowner (who would not be on-site)
-Full job description located here:

-general knowledge and experience with carpentry, plumbing, gardening, and cleaning
-love, appreciation, and knowledge of plants/soil/gardening
-awareness and respect for all resources, including your use of water, plastics, energy, etc.
-current and/or past homeowner
-great opportunity to learn/build skills if lacking in any area. Employers to be on-site for at least first month for a new hire.

This position is unique, to say the least. We are looking for someone to take care of our home, land, and vacation rentals. The ideal person would enjoy living in the mountains in a fairly remote town (30 miles from a major grocery store, Starbucks or Walmart), likes to work with hands and in the yard, enjoys or doesn't mind living in a small space, and takes own initiative to improve things. There are lots of opportunities to do stuff on our land and make the space your own, including expanding the garden, building your own greenhouse, etc. We really want someone who will love and appreciate this environment as much as we do. Environmental consciousness and awareness is EXTREMELY important to us and we expect the Caretaker to live in alignment with our mission.

We live 30 min from the gates of Yosemite, walking distance to many hikes/trails, minutes from many lakes/streams/rivers, and surrounded by beautiful trees and fresh air. We do however have neighbors so its not like you won't be living near and seeing people.

-get paid for Housekeeping duties (DOE); caretaker tasks in trade for rent/housing. Addtional pay available on projects outside of regular caretaking duties.
-Potential bonuses for achieving/maintaining a 5-star rating, receiving exemplary reviews, etc.

-Approximately 60 hours/month, or however many hours it takes to complete all necessary tasks. This number may vary depending your experience/skills. **If you're a couple or family, the work/trade agreement will be negotiated.
-Great opportunity for right person/people to build your resume, expand skill set, explore new ventures, community contributions, and promote and provide a positive, ecologically-balanced experience.

Start date:
You will need your own vehicle, preferably 4WD or AWD, a current driver's license, and insurance. A work truck will also be available.

Please include a resume with your application but most importantly a cover letter telling us all about yourself. This job is really for the right person, not the most experienced person. Please include current references.

In order to be considered for this position, you will need to be able to come stay, work on some projects together, for at least 5 days so you can get a feel for the land, location, and caretaker expectations. We will not pay for travel but you will have a free place to stay.

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