Live rent-free in Italy for a year with new Airbnb scheme

Working away to reside in a gorgeous Italian village may really feel like an unimaginable pipe dream, however Airbnb is making it that bit extra achievable for one fortunate individual.

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

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

Hitting headlines in recent times 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 needs to gap up in a rural idyll – the profitable candidate shall be anticipated to get actively concerned locally.

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

“Excellent 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 visitors in a spare bed room all through most of their keep – though they are going to be capable to preserve the cash from bookings.

“The host will welcome Airbnb visitors from world wide for a minimum of 9 months of their 12 months within the €1 home,” says the web site.

They can even have the chance to up their abilities whereas resident in Sambuca, with Italian language and cooking courses supplied.

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,” based on the web site.

“The bottom ground includes a small lounge, master suite with kingsize mattress and ensuite rest room.

“The primary ground features a lounge, kitchen, working area, rest room and mezzanine bed room with a kingsize mattress.

“The higher ground contains an extra residing area with a queen-size couch mattress.”

Though candidates can convey household or buddies to reside with them, the residency is proscribed to a most of two adults and two kids.

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

Hopefuls can apply at

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