Travelling the world, interacting with different people and having new experiences is never a bad idea, but little things like food and place to sleep are good too. Here is not one but five out-of-the-box ways to make a living out of weird and unusual jobs, while you live your dream.
We at Tripoto have found some of the coolest and wackiest ways to get paid as you travel the length and breadth of the globe. Make the most of them.
1: Smooth Talker
Talk your way into a job in European countryside quite literally.
Imagine taking a walk in the pristine European countryside, exchanging stories and laughs with the locals. Believe it or not, people actually get paid for that sort of thing.
Pueblo Ingles, a Madrid-based organisation operates “English villages” throughout Europe where locals come to practice conversational English. All you have to do is simply show up and speak English. Your meals and accommodation are taken care of. See for yourself
Get your hands dirty in organic farms spread across India.
If you are ready to get your hands down and dirty then volunteering for an organic farm is an interesting option. WWOF (Worldwide Opportunity on Organic Farm) brings together volunteers and farmers in locations across the world. You will work a defined number of hours in exchange for room and boarding. No prior work experience is required to take up this role. And there are more than 1,000 organic farms right here in India.
3: Bed Warmer
Snuggle in bed when no one in watching. How’s that for work?
The joys of jumping into a soft bed and rolling on it right. There is a job out there which pays you to do exactly that. Staff at the Holiday Inn in Kensington, in London, are expected to don an all-in-one sleeper suit, jump into a guest’s bed and ‘warm it up’ as part of the hotel’s five-minute ‘human bed warming’ service. ‘It’s like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed,’ says Holiday Inn spokeswoman, Jane Bednall. Are you game? Go take this weird job.
4: Bedtime Storyteller
Share stories, real or imagined, and make all the money you want.
Tell your favourite stories, real or imagined, to customers at the Andaz Hotel in London. True story! The hotel has started a story telling service where “readers in residence” engage the guests by narrating tales or discussing literature. Isn’t it weird as a Job?
5: Theme Park Character
Those with an appetite to entertain have got to check this out.
Theme parks are peppered across the world and they require entertainers to appeal to the crowd. Disney World alone has established its footprint in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The only skill set required is a zest to entertain and expatriates are a popular draw in this line of work. It is worth a shot, don’t you think.