If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live the solitary life of a lighthouse keeper you can volunteer (and usually pay) to spend a weekend or a week as a greeter and caretaker giving tours, staffing the gift shop, or doing light chores. The salary? Falling asleep to the sound of the waves against the shore. The bonus is the sun rising over Lake Huron on a weeklong stint at Tawas Point Lighthouse at Tawas Point State Park on Lake Huron, or sunset at Grand Traverse Lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula at Leelanau State Park on Lake Michigan at Northport. Other guest keeper options include the Au Sable Light Station at Pictured Rocks National Shoreline on Lake Superior. For more links and information on Michigan light keeper programs check with the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association.