The world often looks down upon being a shut-in -- a Saturday spent in bed, plowing through seasons 1-8 of Charmed may be pleasant, but it certainly isn't productive. And how will you ever meet anyone if you're holed up playing World of Warcraft every night? You don't have to be Ted Kaczynski to be shamed.\n\nBut, in fact, there's hope for introverts: The Verena Gorge Hermitage in Switzerland, just north of the city of Solothurn, is looking for a professional hermit to shack up in a cave amid the St. Martin and St. Verena chapels.\n\nWhile it may sound like a serene life of solitude, this hermit won't be entirely closed off from the world. In fact, the job requires interaction with visitors, and showing them around the much-vaunted place of residence. And this isn't a new thing, either, as the role has been around since 1442.\n\nPeople skills may not be up most recluses' alleys, but the room and board probably makes up for the awkward interactions: \n\n\t\n\t\tMy dream job: a Swiss village is looking for a cave-dwelling Hermit. http:\/\/t.co\/r3tpvjosIH pic.twitter.com\/hgrTUDugbW\n\t\u2014 christopher anton (@topheranton) May 13, 2014\nReligion, of course, plays an important part of the deal: Saint Verena, the O.G. hermit who lived in a cave in Solothurn, supposedly pops by to heal people's souls and stuff. As the town council's president Sergio Wyniger told Suddeutsche, "The new hermit should have a religious background, have an idealistic attitude, be willing to speak with the visitors and answer to their questions or give them advice".\n\nBeing a hermit isn't all luxury caves and soul-healing, however. The chosen candidate must maintain the charming cottage built into the cave walls, along with shoveling snow in the winter, and instructing meditation classes each week, The Daily Beast notes. And at $1,140 a month, the pay isn't fantastic, either. Perhaps the job took its toll on the last hermit, who reportedly resigned due to health-related problems.\n\nThen again, that salary comes on top of getting a free house in a GD cave.\n\nMore than 100 seriously dedicated, perky hermits (how are there 100 such people?) from around the world applied for the position before the May 5 deadline; after interviews with a select few, the lucky candidate will be voted in by the town council.\n\nIt's safe to assume at this point that most, if not all, of the finalists have open social calendars.\n\nChloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Afraid of bats and an ENFJ, she fears she\u2019s too social for the hermitage position. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.