If you’ve always found yourself wanting to live off the grid in the solitude of the woods, the Forest Service under the U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking for a caretaker for two cabins in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest.
The Forest Service is issuing a Granger Thye Permit to a qualified woodsman (or woodswoman as the case may be). The candidate will manage and rent out two cabins for two years, with the option to renew for five more.
The job comes with very lumberjack-esque responsibilities like felling trees, identifying trees that present fall-hazards, and keeping the properties clear of refuse that attracts wildlife. The caretaker will also have to take out noxious weeds (but not the kind you’re thinking of).
One cabin is a legit log cabin (similar to the one above), and the other is a small craftsman type dwelling.
The two lodgings each have three bedrooms and one has a barn and corrals. They use solar electricity. One even has a super awesome wood-burning stove that the permit holder will, unfortunately, have to replace with a propane stove before renting out the cabin.
It’s quite possible that this job will put hair on your chest and give you an affinity for whiskey (if these are things you don’t currently possess.)
Better hurry if you’re interested in applying, because all applications must be received by 4:30 PM on Friday, Oct. 27.
H/T: Inside Hook