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Dream Job Alert: Get Paid $130,000 as a Lighthouse Caretaker in San Francisco Bay

If you’ve ever dreamed of moving into a lighthouse on a tiny island, this may be your only chance to get paid for it. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the current caretakers of the East Brother Light Station in San Francisco are looking for two people to take over the historic site. The only catch is you have to be willing to keep running them as a bed and breakfast.

The lighthouse was built in 1874 on a tiny island in San Pablo Bay (in the northern part of San Francisco Bay) and 100 years later it was saved from planned demolition by a group of conservationists. The site has since been included in the national register of historic sites and converted into an inn with five rooms.

The current operators, Che Rodgers and Jillian Meeker, do whatever is necessary to keep the site up and running, including greeting guests, serving meals, conducting supply runs, and keeping the place clean. Each of these tasks will be passed on to the new lighthouse keepers, who will also have to transport guests back and forth by boat from the inn, so that at least one of the new employees must have a US Coast Guard captain’s license.

The couple, willing and able to meet these requirements, will receive a total annual salary of approximately $ 130,000 and a new home in the East Brother Light Station. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit this application. The position will start sometime in April.

[h/t The San Francisco Chronicle]

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