Catching up with the times? Amish man's unusual take on Uber

An Amish man has come up with a unique take on the ride-sharing service Uber.

Timothy Hochstedler, from Colon in the US state of Michigan, is offering his horse and buggy as a way for locals to get around – and he’s only charging $AU6.75 per ride.

“Uber is a cool thing, every single year something new comes in and Uber is hot right now,” the enterprising Amish man told WWMT.

Timothy Hochstedler calls charges $US5 for his “ride-share” service. Source: CBS Philadelphia

“So we have the Amish Uber, we can deliver people to their front door steps.”

The novelty of the concept has already given Mr Hochstedler a steady stream of customers.

“It was fascinating,” said one rider, Bruce Jordan, who took his grandchildren for a ride.

“It’s not an activity you typically associate with the Amish.”

A man from Michigan is offering what he calls ‘Amish Uber’. Source: KameraOne

Mr Hochstedler said his horse was “very friendly” and “loved people”, making the ride a pleasant experience for all concerned.

But in the true style of the Amish – who shun the trappings of modern technology – you cannot book your Amish Uber using a phone app.

Instead, you have to flag one down on the street, just like most people did with taxis before the mobile phone became the do-everything object of the 21st century.