Free Land and a Job for Anyone Willing to Live in This Dreamy Oceanside Town
There are a lot of dream jobs out there, just waiting to offer you an opportunity if you look hard enough. Being paid to watch Netflix all day or making money by hanging out with the royal family sounds just as prime as nabbing a gig to travel and drink beer. But now we’ve come across a job that will give you free land if you’re willing to live in their dreamy oceanside town.
The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market is a bakery and general store in the village of Whycocomagh, located in the heart of the picturesque island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Nestled off Canada’s east coast, it’s as gorgeous as you can imagine, with rolling hills, boats in the harbor and the bright blue ocean surrounding the lush, green paradise (although they do have cold and super snowy winters).
Despite its idyllic location, Cape Breton is suffering what many rural regions go through, with a decreasing population as young people move into the big cities. Though the oceanside island is popular in the summer, there are only around 150,000 year-round residents.
In an effort to attract more people to the island, The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market posted the offer of a lifetime on Facebook. “We are looking for people who are environmentally conscious, want to be part of a community and will see our business not as you work for us, but we all work together to create something to be proud of.”
In return, you’ll receive normal wages, but if you decide to stay you’ll also receive two acres of land. Whoa! “If you decide this opportunity might fit your dreams… then we are willing to offer you 2 acres of woodland where you can immediately set up your tiny house or quaint cabin.” If you stick around for five years, you just need to pay for the cost of transferring the land into your name, and you’re good to go.
There are, of course, deets you need to know about eligibility and whatnot, but you can find all of that on The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market Facebook page while you’re planning your new life by the ocean.
Do you know anyone who would love an opportunity like this? Tag them @BritandCo!
(h/t Good Housekeeping; photos via Getty)
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