UPDATE: A hermit-caretaker has been hired!
An article in WorldCrunch highlights the dilemma of the owners of the St. Varena Hermitage in the Swiss city of Solothurn. The owners want to hire a hermit, but one who is sociable enough to greet visitors, arrange for marriages and social uses of the churches on the grounds, and generally promote the site. The owner, representing a property management firm, does not want to alter the job description. The previous hermit lasted 5 years before resigning to seek a place more hospitable to a hermit.
URL: http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/wanted-in-switzerland-um-a-sociable-hermit/verena-dubacher-hermitage-hermit-religious-site-/c3s15802/#.U2ey_SgVDaV; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2620789/Wanted-hermit-Must-like-solitude-prepared-dispense-wisdom-salary-included-wont-spend-council-seek-official-cave-dweller.html