The holiday booking platform’s "Live Anywhere on Airbnb" programme is looking for 12 individuals to live exclusively in its listed properties for the next 12 months, free of charge.
Airbnb will cover the cost of accommodations and give you an allowance for transportation for the duration of the programme.
“Whether it's joining Zoom meetings by the beach, taking family on the ultimate road trip, or learning a new language in a favourite city – participants can make the world their home,” the press release for the programme states.
In return, participants must share their experiences with the company so it can better tailor its services to nomadic living, which Airbnb says is a growing phenomenon among users.
“From young families to remote workers, creatives, empty nesters, and more, we are seeking a diverse set of 12 individuals who can be part of the programme for 12 consecutive months from July 2021 to July 2022,” says the press release.
Participants who choose to host their primary residence on Airbnb during the programme can also earn extra money while they travel, it adds.
The cites long-term Airbnb guests and full-time travellers Debbie and Michael Campbell – “Senior Nomads” who retired in 2013, sold their home and started travelling the world one Airbnb at a time. Now eight years later, they've lived in over 270 listings on Airbnb across 85 countries. They anticipate travelling to and living in 10 countries in 2021.
"The experience of living on Airbnb has been truly transformational for us," said Debbie. "Live Anywhere on Airbnb will give even more people the opportunity to see the world through a whole new lens just as we have. We're excited to see more people living and working from wherever they choose."
Starting today, those interested in embarking on their own nomadic adventure can submit their applications at www.airbnb.com/liveanywhere. Once selected, participants will begin their journeys with advice on how to live on Airbnb from the “Senior Nomads”, Airbnb’s product and research teams, and Live Anywhere experts like travelling journalist Imani Bashir.
Published : June 11, 2021
By : The Nation