Alternate Titles: Under-Butler, Male Housekeeper, Housekeeper, Household Manager, HM, Butler
A houseman is a man employed for cleaning, maintenance and other general work outside and inside the home in order to keep the home and property presentable and running smoothly.
Specific duties and skills may vary depending on the size of the home and the level of experience of the Houseman. A Houseman, in some parts of the world still referred to as the “under-butler or male housekeeper”, is responsible for the heavier housework in a more formal household. In the 21st Century, more and more households that are less formal and complex are requesting the skilled Houseman to do the heavy and light cleaning, cooking, laundry and possibly some driving.