Looking to escape the rat race? Then this might just be the job for you.This job offer on a tiny Canadian island comes with two acres of land for the right candidates willing to move to the remote outpost. It is being advertised on Facebook by a farmer’s market on the island of Cape Breton in the province of Nova Scotia.
The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market says it is unable to offer a huge pay packet to candidates but they do promise “an awesome life” for successful applicants. Owners Sandee Maclean and Heather Coulombe say they have been overwhelmed by the response to the advert, with more than 3,000 people contacting them about the job. The pair explained they decided to advertise the job on Facebook having already hired all the locals that are qualified and need work. There is a catch however, the wages are low and you will need to stay in the job for five years before you officially own the land.
Here is a note from the owners:
“We can’t give you big money, but we can give you an awesome life. Our business is busy from May to December, with slower months January to April, so you can enjoy our amazing winters. We have lots of good ideas and we want to continue to build on our accomplishments but we don’t have enough hands to help.”
“We are located in a little village called Whycocomagh, which can be found in the middle (the heart) of Cape Breton. It is an area surrounded by beautiful mountains and the shining Bras d’Or lake where kayaks and canoes outnumber motorboats.”
“We are a true four-season climate and we love it that way. 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.
If you take pride in being friendly, helpful, and positive and have skills in the food industry or customer service, then you are who we are looking for. We cannot offer you big money (wages in local small Cape Breton businesses are not high) but we can offer you a great incentive to come and try us out. One thing our business does have is LOTS of LAND.”
“If you decide this opportunity might fit your dreams and goals for a close to nature and community focused life, then we are willing to offer you 2 acres of woodland where you can immediately set up your tiny house or quaint cabin. Plus give you access to our farmland and other resources we have available.
If you are still working with us after five years and we all still like each other after that time, then the land is yours for the cost of migrating it out and putting it in your name. Cape Breton is amazing but our population is decreasing. Corporate development has been seen as the solution in the past but that often comes at the expense of our environment. We think there is a better way.” Check out this cool video!
If you’re interested in this amazing opportunity and want to find out more about it, please visit the Farmer’s Daughter Country Market’s Facebook page.