What is your definition of an ultimate adventure? Trekking through mountains or swimming across the ocean? What if we told you that there was an adventure in store for you that you could get paid for too! That’s not all. It involves you running a coffee shop on a remote Irish island.
Where Is It?
Great Blasket is a small island located in Ireland. Lush green, surrounded by the ocean and white sandy beaches, the set up looks like it is straight out of the movies. But so will be the weather be too. Ireland is known for its cold, wet and grey skies. Not as bad as depicted, but there will be days when the clouds are low and the tides are high.
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What Is It?
If you think, the job will be as breezy as wearing a kilt and dancing to the music of bagpiper, it’s NOT! You will have to run a coffee shop which is believed to get visits from over 400 people in a day. To add to that, there is a high possibility that you may not end up getting a regular supply of electricity and hot water. But if none of this matters, then you could make the most of the 1,100 acres of landscape which is located off Ireland’s west coast.
How Can You Apply?
The job vacancy is for a couple or two friends who are willing to take on the responsibility of running this cafe for 7 months, from April 2020 to October 2020. The accommodation and food will be provided to the applicants but the wages will be discussed as part of the application process.
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It has been reported that over 7,000 applicants have already applied for the job within 6 days of it being posted online. There is will be a thorough screening process.
The guests who stayed there in 2019, presented quite a ‘rosy and dreamlike’ image of the place. They did mention that while staying on the island is a good experience, it is also quite difficult too. The pictures do not do justice. There is a lot of work that goes behind in maintaining the place, add to that cold-water showers, it might not turn out to be what you had planned (or thought of initially).
We would definitely call it once in a lifetime experience. How often is it that you get the opportunity to run a cafe on an Irish island? Sounds like the best kind of sabbatical from the daily routine! If you have made up your mind, just drop a mail at email@example.com.