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You Can Be Paid INR 40 Lakhs Just To ‘Live A Simple Life’ In Iceland

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

There are dream jobs and then there are ‘Dream Jobs’. Confused? Let us explain.

Imagine if you could be paid to travel to exotic locations and just drink wine? Or if you could be paid to do basically nothing? See what we mean?

One of those Dream Jobs just opened up and you should prepare yourself because it’s a goody.

Icelandic yoghurt company Siggi is offering one lucky person the job of a ‘Chief Simplicity Off-skyer’, which comes with a $50,000 paycheque and an extended stay in Iceland.

The gorgeous island country is a tourist favourite, with its stunning landscapes and unique adventure opportunities. Just last month, the country attracted nearly 243,000 tourists.

It’s also one of the top-ranked happiest countries in the whole world. So it’s pretty evident that the job is not going to be a hardship for the person who gets selected!

The position involves “identifying the best ways to truly live a simple life” in Iceland. All you’d have to do, aside from moving to Iceland for one to six months, is take photographs, make videos about the various natural wonders offered by the country, and eat as much Icelandic food as you want.

There must be some catch to this, no?

Turns out, all the company wants is to highlight the importance of a simple life. Through this campaign, Siggi is trying to promote its philosophy of “less sets you free”, and promoting the benefits of a simple and minimalist life that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. This is something that is true to the Icelandic way of living, especially as the country is well on its way to introducing four-day work weeks very soon.

“While many companies have been pushing for a healthy work/life balance, Siggi’s is the first to offer a gig that truly maximises living a simple life and enjoying the benefits that the environment and nature have to offer,” says the company on its website.

If you want to apply for the job, all you have to do is fill a form on the website and answer a few questions about why you would be good for the role. The eligibility criteria for the role state that you must have a valid passport, and a “desire to live a simple life” and “the ability to adapt to a new culture”.

Did someone say “dream job”?!