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We live in a day and age of social distancing. Some of us have been trying to social distance for many years however, perhaps even dreaming of the day that we can get away from “it all” and live on a tiny island. If that happens to be your dream, you may just want to point your future in the direction of the Isle of Rum.

This tiny island lays off the coast of Scotland and they want to grow their population to a certain extent. That is why they are now inviting new residents and the island is everything that you could possibly want it to be. There are 30-40 full-time residents and they live on the island, which is primarily a nature preserve.

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There is an application process that you have to go through in order to be accepted as a new resident. When you live on the island, you would be involved in the workforce, including tourism, food production, childcare, and fish farming.

An invitation went out a few months ago on the island’s official Twitter account.

The island is part of a chain of ancient islands, but that doesn’t mean that you are going to be living without any modern conveniences. Electricity and Internet access are not a problem. In addition, the Community Trust is interested in having families with young children included.

It sounds like a wonderful treat, but there are some things to consider before you sign on the dotted line.

For example, the electricity on the island comes from a hydroelectric dam and it doesn’t have a high output. Islanders do their best not to run multiple electrical appliances at one time and you may find that tumble dryers and electric cookers are out of the question.

Also, medical facilities do not exist on the island and you would have to take a fairy 20 miles to get to the nearest doctor. It doesn’t run daily, and the nearest hospital was another 45 miles away.

Four new homes have already been built to accommodate new people who are moving to the island. They aren’t looking for a population explosion, just a few additions to help round things out.

If interested, make sure you submit your application by August 28 at 5 p.m. (local time).