I get close!
Not a 'job', but I found renovating a house very enjoyable. Myself and my investment partner put a couple of months into a proper cosmetic reno just over a year ago. We did almost all of the work ourselves. Demo was great! Rebuilding was really interesting and satisfying too. The only thing I didn't really like was painting. I'm good at it, but I don't 'like' doing it.
Purchase price was $480,000 in Nov 2011 and in Nov 2014 we had it valued for a bank loan valuation for $725,000 (post reno) and we all know the loan valuations are low
Of course it wasn't the reno that increased the value, but it sure helps it rent easier and gets a higher rent.
For a 'job' I liked working at Tip-Top. Oh yeah, and after I left high school, I worked as an assistance maintenance person at a high school in the hills. That was great fun! I had a fantastic boss. His wife cooked us lunch every day too
Awesome Perthguy! Yes; i'd agree and say my reno uplifted the value of my ip very substantially too. Also, shouldn't knock volleyball involvement as a career. I know 1 guy who has 3 properties (previously in construction) and since sometime on his 40's he's just runs volleyball comps, coaching at schools and does heaps of player development... he's got one guy going into the national team.... no other FT job. I was like wow ... a guy who does what he loves for a living! An insipration! Though I will say he had those properties before embarking on volleyball as his primary earned source of income.