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Bonfire Builder

Bonfire Builder

Career Advice on How to Become A Bonfire Builder

If you are looking for a wacky job to put on your career planning or job search list, then let us submit bonfire builder for your approval.  

Tell people that you work as a bonfire builder, and you are likely to get that look… you know the one.  It’s the look that says, “Fine be a jerk about it, Mr. Jerkypants.”  But the fact is, quite remarkably, that people do make a living building bonfires for large events and parties.  Yes, it is sort of inconceivable. But nonetheless it’s true.

Career Facts:

It takes a lot of wood to build a bonfire.  Not surprisingly, that means that someone has to go out there and “get it done.”  If you decide to accept the “Bonfire Builder Challenge,” good luck, because there is no such thing.  No, your work as a bonfire builder consists of gathering wood and burning it.  In the process, you need to make sure that you don’t set any major fires or fall into your creation, either of which would be exceeding horrible. 

Career Opportunities and Job Outlook- Unknown:

As of 2010, the bonfire builder is sort of specialized career with limited demand.  Oh sure there may be the “Bonfire Craze of 2015,” but I wouldn’t hold my breath.  Odds are that this isn’t a full time job.

A Day in The Life:

So who is likely to hire a bonfire builder?  The wise guy answer is “anyone who wants a big fire for a party or get together.” And that is also the right answer.  Here is the deal if you like fires and like building them, then this is a good job for you. 

Best news of all, it’s a wide-open field.  Currently, there are no millionaires or billionaires trying to muscle in on that “bonfire building action,” so go for it!  If this is a job you decide to tackle, please put safety first for, after all, you are playing with fire.  And make sure you have insurance too.

Average Salary:

Working as a bonfire builder will largely mean that you have a small entrepreneurial “gig” on the side where you collect wood and set it on fire.  Ah the dream…

Career Training and Qualifications:

A bonfire builder needs to be able to collect firewood and set it on fire.  So until that bonfire building academy opens up in Florida, you are on your own.

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