You Can Live In A Tropical Island And Get Paid For It

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Put in your two weeks notice now. 

If you’re seeking a fresh career change, look no further ‘cause the Aussie government is in dire need of someone to live and work on a tropical island off the Great Barrier Reef.

Rough life amirite? 

The Marine Park management team are taking applications for an ‘island caretaker role’ on the oh-so-blue-and-crystal-clear-waters of Low Isles, an island just off the stunning shores Port Douglas.

Sounds too good to be true? You’d be right ‘cause the catch is that the island is carbon-neutral, meaning no flush toilets, no filtered water and - wait for it -  no wifi. 

The park’s Authority Project Manager Field Operations, Stephanie Lemm said in the media release that caretakers play a vital role in protecting and preserving the secluded island:

“The caretakers are very lucky to live and work on a beautiful tropical island — on face value this looks like a dream job in paradise, but maintaining an island is hard work and island living means limiting electricity and water use which may not suit everyone.” 

If you feel up to the task, responsibilities include cleaning compost toilets, pulling weeds, counting pigeons [we have some follow-up questions] and maintaining lightstation buildings. 

You can apply here, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Good luck to you all and may the odds be ever in your favour. 

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Written By Izzy Cuyuca