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Free house? New job? This Tasmanian Island is giving it all away for free, but there's a catch

Would you be up for it?

By: Sammy Stewart

Will 2017 be the year you and your bae move to Tasmania?

Totes could be, if you're willing to sacrifice a few things...

According to The Telegraph, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is offering couples a new house and a job for six months.

The catch? Well, it's not technically a house, it's a lighthouse overlooking the Southern Ocean. In regards to that job offer, you and your partner will be taking on the role of caretakers; including maintaining the grounds, buildings, plants, and carrying out daily weather observations for the Bureau of Meteorology.

Sound like something you'd be interested in?

We should also mention that

The 19th-century lightkeeper's house boasts four bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. Before you pack your bags, you should also probs know there is no television or internet access and only one small fan heater for the warmth. There will be one resupply trip three months in, but a vegetable garden is available for fresh food.

But don't let that put you off! You will get a chance to live life how they did back in the day; enjoying the flora and fauna, having actual conversations with your significant other minus mobile phones. This heritage site also is home to penguins, fur seals and the occasional elephant seal.

And in case you don't have a bae, applications are also open to best friends.

Keen? Applications can be found here and are due by January 30, 2017.