- Great Blasket Island is an island a few miles off the coast of Ireland.
- Great Blasket’s tourism centre said on Twitter that it was looking for two people to manage accommodations and the coffee shop on the island from April to October.
- The tweet did not include a salary for the position, though it said the island would pay for the employees’ room and board.
- The island has no electricity or WiFi, and Great Blasket’s website notes that it has “limited” drinking water.
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If you’ve been hoping to unplug, Ireland might be the place for you.
Great Blasket Island, an island off the coast of Ireland, is looking for two people to move and work there for six months, from April to October. Its tourism centre posted a listing for the job on Twitter last week.
** Job Vacancy **
A unique position required – looking for long term management of Island Accommodation and Coffee Shop. Couple or two friends.
1st April 2020 – October 2020 accommodation and food provided.
Email Alice on [email protected] for more information pic.twitter.com/RJFfrr4QDH
— Great Blasket Island (@gbisland) January 10, 2020
“A unique position required – looking for long term management of Island Accommodation and Coffee Shop. Couple or two friends. 1st April 2020 – October 2020 accommodation and food provided,” the tweet read.
The tweet did not list a salary for the job.
Great Blasket Island is the largest of a group of islands called the Blaskets off the western coast of the Irish mainland.
The island is known for its wildlife, but its rough terrain has made it an unpopulated area – the largest number of people to live in the Blaskets was 160, according to Smithsonian magazine.
Great Blasket Island’s website says that “in the past few years a number of the houses have been restored and amenities provided for visitors to the island.”
However, the website also notes that “drinking water is a limited commodity” and requests that visitors bring their own.
The island also has no WiFi, electricity, or hot water for showers, according to the Irish broadcaster RTE.
“It’s intense and tough but it’s a very unique position,” Alice Hayes, who is responsible for posting the job advertisement, told RTE. “It’s back to basics – fires, candles, stoves, wildlife, and nature.”
You can email [email protected] to learn more about the job openings.
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