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Ever thought about leaving all the stress of the big city behind and starting fresh somewhere new? As it turns out, that could be a lot easier than you’d think. At least it is these days, thanks to a new incentive out of a small town in Cape Breton.

The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market, located in the rural community of Whycocomagh, N.S., has put out a call for those looking to live a simpler life. Basically, if you have any skills when it comes to the food industry or customer service and want to live the small town life, you can move there and they’ll give you a job and two acres of land to build a “tiny house” or “quaint cabin” on.

There are catches, of course. The Market is asking for a minimum of a five-year commitment before the land is officially yours. Also, the ad boasts people who still ask “who your father is,” because it’s that small. So you’d better be prepared to live amongst a lot of longtime friends.

But if you’re the type who’s community oriented and want to live in a place where “kayaks and canoes outnumber motorboats,” this really could be a dream gig. It sounds as though these guys work really hard during their busy season (May to December), then have winters pretty much off. We suppose they do outdoorsy things like snowshoe and cross-country ski?

“Cape Breton is amazing but our population is decreasing,” the ad reads. “Corporate development has been seen as the solution in the past but that often comes at the expense of our environment. We think there is a better way.”

We’d say. Just check out some of these pictures…

Okay, we have to admit it almost looks like something we’d picture from the pages of a Nicholas Sparks novel. And isn’t it’s nice to know that small-town living like this still exists?

Now if only they offered free vacations there, too.

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