I think I have found my newest bucket list item, and it might just be something I can easily check off the list!
Get this, if you work remotely (virtually) you can totally do this, too!!
Hawaii is offering round-trip airfare to people who who are willing to come “live” in the state, work remotely, and contribute to the economy of Hawaii.
Now, they aren’t just going to hand over a free round-trip ticket to just anyone. They are choosing 50 people on December 15th, and then they will accept applicants on a rolling basis.
If chosen, you have to be able to move to Oahu within 30 days of finding out you have been chosen for this deal of a lifetime.
You also have to be able and willing to spend at least 30 consecutive days on the island. Ummm — yes, please!! Sign me up!!
This temporary residency program is called “Movers and Shakas,” and it is open to anyone from across the United States, including former Hawaiian residents who want to come back home.
You won’t just be working remotely from Hawaii. “Those accepted into the program are required to commit a few hours every week to a nonprofit where they can use their knowledge and skills.”
I mean, I could totally do that for the chance to live in Hawaii for a month or so. OMG — can you imagine, working while you are chilling on a Hawaiian beach.
Hawaii is the state with the lowest rate of Covid, so there is also that.
Hawai’i currently has the lowest rate per capita of Covid infections in the country, also making it one of the safest places to live and work.Movers and Shakas News Statement
We wanted to help fill the gap from the decrease we’ve experienced in the 7-day visitors to our state — Now that many people have the choice to work remotely, there’s an opportunity for former local residents to return home and for out-of-state individuals and families to live and work from Hawai‘i for a longer period of time. We believe this program will attract many former Hawai‘i residents and professionals seeking a safe, warm environment to continue living their normal lives while contributing to the Hawai‘i community.Jason Higa, CEO of FCH Enterprises, parent company of Zippy’s, and leader of Movers and Shakas
So, basically, I’m packing my bags, and I’m gonna be ready for the call that I made the cut. *SMILE* Who’s with me?