The Search for Happiness: IKEA Thinks You Can Find It

June 19, 2019
IKEA store front.

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By Cameron Jenkins

Imagine, free travel to Denmark, free lodging while you're there and getting paid just to be happy.

No, this is not a dream, it's an actual job -- one that will be facilitated for one lucky person, courtesy of IKEA.

The Swedish home furnishings retailer is calling out to the masses in search of a happiness hunter.

Here's the deal:

For two weeks in September, IKEA will send one person -- along with a film crew -- to Copenhagen.

During those weeks the person will be set up in temporary lodging in Denmark's capital city, participate tours, home visits and dinners hosted by locals, and report back on what makes Danes so happy.

“We hope that you will come visit us in Denmark and help us find all the keys to a real home of happiness…we will share with the rest of the world – and hopefully make everyone in it (perhaps even you?) a little bit happier,” IKEA wrote in the 

To apply, hopefuls need to submit a short 60-second video explaining why you would be the best person to investigate happiness and fill out a short form.

All job-seekers have until July 1 to apply.

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