This Remote Irish Island Will Pay Room and Board for You and a Friend to Work in a Tiny Café

updated Jan 16, 2020
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Dream jobs” are somewhat of a fad these days, but that doesn’t make them any less desirable. Who wouldn’t love to escape reality for a while (or forever) on a remote island where they’ll pay you to basically exist? Well, we found yet another one of these job opportunities, but the biggest difference is that they invite you to bring a FRIEND along for the journey.

Great Blasket Island, an island in the Republic of Ireland, posted on Twitter that they’re looking to fill an on-the-ground occupation. The Island Accommodation and Coffee Shop needs temporary management to come in and help run its services from April 2020 until October 2020 (six months!). If you get the job, you’ll be in charge of running three cottages that host 21 guests, and you’ll also manage a tiny café that includes coffee, tea, and snacks.

The tweet includes a few photos of the island which looks like paradise. The island has made a great effort to restore its houses, and offer amenities for visitors, according to its website, and it’s safe to say that this job opportunity is a continued endeavor to do just that.

The job posting encourages those who are applying to bring a friend along or their partner, so this potentially lonely situation just got a whole more vacation-like. An added bonus to an already dreamy scenario: the listing states that food and accommodation is included in the 7-month occupation. And while we can’t confirm what the pay is, it’s a good start to know that living costs will be taken care of.

Those who are interested in more information and/or applying should email Alice at And if you and your lucky plus one happen to land the dream job, let us know!

This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: This Irish Island Will Pay Room and Board for You and a Friend to Work in a Coffee Shop