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Tasmania Offers Couples To Live On One Of Its Island For Free; But What's The Catch?

Travelers Today       By    Jestan Dale Mendame

Updated: Jan 24, 2017 02:45 AM EST

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The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is looking for the perfect couple to live on Maatsuyker Island just by themselves. Everything is for free but the catch is that the couple would have to take care of the 460-acre isle for 6 whole months. It's the perfect opportunity for a couple who loves adventure and travel.

According to Metro, there are four slots available for the next 24 months and each quarter would have a different pair to serve as island caretakers. Most participants who applied are couples but it's not limited to that criteria. As long as the pair can work together, they can be part of the program.

The chosen pair would either stay on the island either from September to March or March to September. The Telegraph reported that the pair would reside at 19th-century lighthouse which includes four bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a kitchen.

The pair must also bring their own beddings, food and clothing. Also, there is no internet or television on the island so the caretakers must bring their own source of entertainment.

However, with an island full of natural wonders, there's no need for entertainment because you will be entertained with the stunning scenery of penguins, elephant seals and birds. Also, there's a vegetable garden that provides fresh food daily.

Traveller reported that the tasks of the caretakers would include weather readings, lawnmowing, ocean observations, brush cutting, clearing stormwater drains and other tasks related to taking care of the island.

Almost all transportation to and from the Maatsuyker Island is by helicopter so the chosen pair must be independent and self-sufficient. They must know how to adapt to the challenges that they would encounter on the island. But there is a re-supply visit each half for the duration of the stay.

For all those adventurous and thrill-seeking couples out there, this might be the perfect opportunity to satisfy your cravings. It's also the perfect honeymoon moment to have a whole island for yourselves.

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