Dyer Straits
  • Part Time
  • April 1st, 2019
  • 9000 Year
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caretaker for Ocean front Property

part time property caretaker

Caretaker position for a small ocean front hobby farm on Salt Spring Island, BC. We are looking for a single person who wants to provide a small amount of labour in exchange for rent on a secluded ocean front, 11 acre farm. We are looking for at least a 1 year commitment to the position.

Duties include but are not exclusive to the following list.

-providing assistance to the owner in care taking of lawns, gardens, landscaping, farm buildings fire wood collection, property repairs and maintenance, fruit tree pruning and maintenance,

-care of animals, ie Chickens during any extended absences of the owners from the property for periods exceeding 3 days.

-providing security during the extended absence of the owners, inspecting the property for damage after any storms, 


The estimated time required to perform the duties is approximately 38 hours a month at $20 per hour,  therefore it is imperative that the applicant has another source of income outside of this position. The time spent in assisting with  maintenance and caretaking varies throughout the year. Typically there is more time and work to do in the spring and summer than in the autumn and winter. The position requires you to live at the residence in a self contained 600 sq foot apartment above a workshop. This is a position for a single person with no pets. The rent is $750 per month + hydro and internet. The heat of the building is electrical. There is a washer and dryer that is shared  with another tenant from a separate building. There is a small, 50 sq feet, outside covered area for storage, There is a fenced in area for a vegetable garden as well as a small green house.


The accommodation is dependent upon the employment. Applicant must have a car, current drivers licence, and be non smoking, and not engaged in any drug or criminal activity while on the property. A criminal record check is required.

Preference is given to those applicants with  skills and abilities that are needed to perform the duties, ie mechanical, gardening, arbourist, and carpentry skills . 

Applicants must provide a current resume, as well as later on in the application process,  to be able to provide work references and previous accommodation references from previous land lords 


Thank you for your interest and we look forward to your application.