3 Easy Ways to Live and Work In Gorgeous Places

| 2/8/2016 12:19:00 PM

Tags: job opportunities, national parks, WWOOF, outdoor living, Lydia Noyes, West Virginia,

Many people have goals of living more simply, closer to nature, or on their own land and homestead. Though a laudable goal, a complete life change is often unrealistic. A better goal is to find other ways to live and work somewhere spectacular, even just  temporarily.

In the past four years I have had lots of experience seeking out job opportunities in amazing places and I want you to know it’s not hard! There are amazing opportunities everywhere; you only need to know where to look. Below are three stellar options for living and working off the beaten path that have been tested and approved by me. I may be 22, but these opportunities have absolutely no age limit. So read on, get inspired, and go do something amazing!

Work in a National Park

So many people live for the week or two in the summer when they can get away from their jobs and take a vacation in one of America’s majestic national parks. Why not flip that equation by living and working in one instead?

In 2012, I joined the Grand Teton Lodge Company and spent the summer working in a small campground in Grand Teton National Park. Days off were spent hiking and backpacking through the mountains and occasional trips to Yellowstone. To say it was an incredible experience is an understatement. I made lifelong friends and got to know a mountain range intimately. Overall, working in the Tetons was one of the most rewarding summers I have ever had.

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