Remote island in Ireland is looking for two friends to live there rent-free and run the coffee shop

Remote island in Ireland is looking for two friends to live there rent-free and run the coffee shop

Ireland is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world. With its own language (Irish Gaelic), customs and stunning scenery that really has to be seen to be believed, it's a bucket-list destination for many, especially on St Patrick's Day.

Now, a remote island in Ireland is looking for two friends to live there rent-free and run the coffee shop. Namely, Great Blasket Island, which is situated a few miles off the South West coast.

The job opportunity was posted on Twitter last week by the island's tourist center, which is looking for two caretakers from April until October to look after its coffee shop and three guest cottages.

"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.

Unfortunately, the tweet didn't include the salary for the job.

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The Great Blasket Islands are the largest cluster of islands off of the Irish mainland. While the island has become known for its wildlife, its rocky terrain means that it is uninhabited.

According to Smithsonian magazine, the largest number of people to ever live on the Great Basket Islands was 160.

As per the Great Blasket Island's website, "in the past few years, a number of the houses have been restored and amenities provided for visitors to the island."

The Irish coast. Credit: PA Images

However, while there have been improvements, if you are interested in the job, you need to be prepared to live off the grid and take a step back from the modern world.

The website also stated that "drinking water is a limited commodity" and therefore if you're planning to visit, you should bring your own.

Irish broadcaster RTE stated that the island has no WiFi, electricity or hot water for showers, so you'll have to be prepared to give up the trappings of modern life if you want to take up this unique opportunity.