While this isn't the first time a rural town has offered up subsidized property in exchange for work, it is the most recent -- and most Canadian. By Tuesday afternoon, the post had 850 shares, and MacLean told CTV thousands of inquiries had already come her way of people wanting to leave city life behind.
"Nobody here is paid high wages, nothing close to what you would make with a government job or in Ontario," MacLean told the CBC. "But that being said, you don't need a whole lot of money if your lifestyle is about enjoying the land and being outside."
And while Cape Breton has seen tourist interest grow in recent years, the entrepreneurial sisters are set on helping their business -- and cozy island -- thrive.
"We really want our community to be repopulated," MacLean told CTV. "We really are committed to keeping Cape Breton alive and vibrant and we're not really interested in making a huge profit off people."