Airbnb wants someone to live rent-free in Italy for a year

Operating away to reside in an exquisite Italian village may really feel like an inconceivable pipe dream, however Airbnb is making it that bit extra achievable for one fortunate particular person.

The house sharing platform is on the hunt for somebody to reside rent-free in a restored three-storey townhouse in Sicily for a complete 12 months.

The Italian heritage property is positioned within the rural city of Sambuca: inhabitants 6,000.

Hitting headlines lately for being a part of Italy’s famed €1 properties scheme, the hilltop commune is within the west facet of the Italian island.

Nevertheless, Airbnb isn’t in search of somebody who merely desires to gap up in a rural idyll – the profitable candidate can be anticipated to get actively concerned locally.

“With a newfound flexibility to reside and work remotely, one particular person can be given the chance to relocate to Sicily with their household, companion, or good friend and transfer into this uniquely restored home,” the model states.

“Perfect candidates ought to be dedicated to internet hosting and contributing to village life.

“Their Sambuca residence will happen over a one-year interval starting 30 June, with the profitable applicant retaining all earnings from internet hosting on Airbnb.”

This being an Airbnb initiative, the chosen candidate must host friends in a spare bed room all through most of their keep – though they may have the ability to hold the cash from bookings.

“The host will welcome Airbnb friends from all over the world for at the least 9 months of their 12 months within the €1 home,” says the web site.

They can even have the chance to up their expertise whereas resident in Sambuca, with Italian language and cooking lessons provided.

In contrast to different homes within the official €1 properties scheme, that are typically in want of main refurbishment, the Airbnb property has already undergone a full makeover, courtesy of architectural agency Studio Didea.

“The spacious constructing spans three flooring, with loads of room to work remotely and host on Airbnb,” in keeping with the web site.

“The bottom flooring includes a small front room, main bedroom with kingsize mattress and ensuite toilet.

“The primary flooring features a front room, kitchen, working house, toilet and mezzanine bed room with a kingsize mattress.

“The higher flooring consists of a further residing house with a queen-size couch mattress.”

Though candidates can deliver household or mates to reside with them, the residency is proscribed to a most of two adults and two youngsters.

Candidates ought to be over 18 and capable of converse conversational English, with Italian an added bonus.

Hopefuls can apply at

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