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.
“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.
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“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.”
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.