A Remote Irish Island Is Looking For Two Friends To Live There For Free And Run Its Coffee Shop


With lives becoming more complex, rapid, filled with a massive amount of stress, people are trying to find some way to relax. Going to a peaceful distant island with a small population number is the perfect way to get out of the stressful lifestyle. However, this is just a dream that many of us have and can never accomplish. Firstly, you will need huge amounts of money to go to such an island, not to mention the costs you’ll have to be there. What if I told you that you can accomplish this dream and pay nothing?

Instead of paying for something, you might even get paid to go there. The only thing that you’ll need to do is work.

The Great Blasket Island is located near the western coast of Ireland. An advertisement was posted by the tourism center on the island on Twitter which states that they require two people for managing accommodations at the coffee shop on the island. The job offer’s duration is from April to October 2020.

This sounds like a dream summer job for people that want to get away from everything and everyone. The only downside to taking this job is that you will be completely switched off from society, however, some might find that as a benefit. The island can only be accessed by boat from the surrounding islands. Additionally, there is no WiFi, internet access, or electricity on the island, so you must be prepared to take a step back from technology. Additionally, there is no hot water for showers which is very hard to get accustomed to, however, if you are up for the challenge, go for it!

The Great Blasket Island is the largest island from the group of islands that it belongs to. It’s lightly populated with less than 160 people. The 160 people are the largest number to be recorded of people living on it.

The island’s website has a statement saying “in the past few years a number of the houses have been restored and amenities provided for visitors to the island.”

Additionally, if you are a hiker, you have tons of places you can visit. The Great Blasket Island is 6km long and the highest point you can reach, An Cró Mór, is 292 meters above sea level. There are lots of wildlife located on the island and its rich in Irish cultural heritage. Relaxing is an activity that you’ll be able to accomplish every day. From extraordinary sunrises to unworldly sunsets, you’ll be able to collect memories that are impossible to compare.

The advertisement that they posted can be read below:

“** 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 info@greatblasketisland.net for more information pic.twitter.com/RJFfrr4QDH

— Great Blasket Island (@gbisland) January 10, 2020”

In the advertisement post, the employers did not specify the exact salary that you’ll be receiving. However, they did mention that you will have a free room and food for the duration of your employment.

Another setback that you might experience is that “drinking water is a limited commodity” so keep that in mind before you apply.

The person who posted the job offer, Alice Hayes, explains that the situation can be “intense and tough but it’s a very unique position. It’s back to basics — fires, candles, stoves, wildlife, and nature.”

Many Twitter users already applied for the job. On the island’s Instagram page, they made a post that thousands of people contacted them for the job offer, saying:

 “We are beyond overwhelmed at the response for the job post for the Great Blasket Island coffee shop and accommodation. The island is just off the coast of Ireland.

 Posting the advert last year, we were concerned we would not find ANYONE willing to leave their job, pack their bags and move to a wind-swept island with no electricity OR hot water in the middle of the Atlantic, off the Dingle peninsula for 6 months of the year! “

The number of people that applied for the job offer can book the island for 30 years if everyone stayed only for one night.

Looks like you’re not the only one that figured out that this is a chance that you don’t want to miss.

However, do not get discouraged because it might not be too late to go there. Even if it’s not during this summer, you can apply again for the next summer. You’ll just need to be quick with your application.

For additional details, you can email info@greatblasketisland.net.





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