You could live rent free on a beautiful remote Irish island - here’s how

Does this sound like the job for you? (Photo: Shutterstock)Does this sound like the job for you? (Photo: Shutterstock)
Does this sound like the job for you? (Photo: Shutterstock)

Are you looking for a change of scenery, the chance to live on an Irish island rent free and the opportunity to work with your best friend?

If that sounds up your street, this experience from Great Blasket Island might just be the perfect thing for you - this is everything you need to know.

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What’s the job?

The Great Blasket Island Instagram account posted, “It’s that time of year again! A unique position required - looking for long term management of Island Accommodation and Coffee Shop.”

The post states that the position would be ideal for a “couple or two friends”.

The island is pretty off the grid though - according to RTE, while the island is beautiful and idyllic, there is no electricity, wifi or hot water.

Alice Hayes, the person behind the ad, said, “It’s intense and tough but it’s a very unique position. It’s back to basics - fires, candles, stoves, wildlife and nature.”

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The selected applicants would have to welcome visitors, manage the cottages and run the coffee shop.

Alice explained, “We use gas hobs in the cottages and the coffee shop. We have gas canisters out the back. We know when the water is boiled with whistling kettles on top of the hobs, and we can cook on the gas hobs as well.”

You’re not completely cut off from the rest of the world though - according to Alice there’s also a “little wind turbine that generates enough electricity to charge one device”.

How to apply

If you’re seriously thinking about making a change and this seems like the perfect opportunity for you, then all you need to do to apply is email Alice at [email protected] for more information.

The position would start on 1 April 2020. The post hasn’t declared how much the position pays, but you won’t need to worry about funding accommodation and food, as those will be provided.