Garnet, Montana, is a secluded town located in a remote valley up in the forested mountains. It is one of the American west’s most impressive, well-preserved mining ghost towns. From 1862 to 1916, hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold was excavated from the surrounding mines.
Before being deserted in 1950, Garnet was thriving with a population of about 1,000. There were barbershops, a butcher, hotels, more than a dozen saloons, and a doctor’s office.
For folks who love the outdoors and are interested in maybe experiencing some supernatural phenomena, the government will pay you to be an on-site volunteer. During your stay, you will be given a furnished cabin, a propane stove, refrigerator, and a food stipend. Basically, you get to live an awesome life without forking out a penny!