Thirdhome is like an Airbnb for the Vanderbilts, and now it wants to pay someone to spend the next three months traveling like one. Labeled “The Best Job in the World,” Thirdhome, a home rental service that lists almost entirely multi-million dollar luxury estates, wants to send a digital storyteller on a journey that’d probably make a Kennedy say, “yeah, I did that once, too.”
The three-month contract position pays a peasant salary of $10,000 a month, with all travel expenses included. All the job requires is the will to jaunt between 12 luxurious listings, located literally along the wine hills of Burgundy, the islands of Indonesia and throughout the Americas, and chronicle the journey through blogging, vlogging, Instagramming, tweeting—doing basically everything you would have done anyway, except now you’ll earn $10k and reside in a chateau.
The complete qualifications on Thirdhome’s website also require applicants to be “luxury connoisseur with an appreciation for the finer things in life and a clear understanding of the hospitality industry,” meaning they’d prefer someone who doesn’t consider “ketchup” dinner nor spends their Friday nights watching old Fear Factor reruns.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a valid passport, able to travel three consecutive months and, ideally, have “the ability to tell a great story and promote our brand through eloquent words, pictures, videos.”
If you think you have what it takes to be a luxury ambassador, can spend a few months living a luxury lifestyle and can probably distinguish Beluga and Sterlet caviar by scent alone, then apply on the company’s website.
Photo by Selamat Made, CC BY 2.0
Tom is a travel writer, part-time hitchhiker, and he’s currently trying to imitate Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? but with more sunscreen and jorts.