Although the approaching arrival of summer and the large number of people who are vaccinated every day, makes normal life return little by little, there are still many people who continue to work remotely. How can you spend a whole year living in Airbnbs around the world for free?
If you are still working remotely, or if your company has decided to make this a permanent setup, you can take advantage of that work-from-home lifestyle while you still can and try to score this Airbnb offer.
With work from home gigs persisting, employees are fleeing major cities, and Airbnb is giving 12 people the chance to live for free for a whole year and work from wherever they want, or simply enjoy an extra-long holiday without having to pay for lodging.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live on Airbnb and inform the future of flexible living.
Inspired by the growing flexibility to work and live from anywhere, Airbnb has announced a program called “Live Anywhere on Airbnb” for 12 lucky winners to live exclusively in listings on Airbnb for approximately one year.
Those who are chosen will get to stay exclusively at Airbnb listings around the world for a year, entirely for free, and will even get a transportation allowance to go from one destination to another.
“Whether it’s joining Zoom meetings by the beach, taking the family on the ultimate road trip, or learning a new language in a favorite city–participants can make the world their home,” says Airbnb’s website.
“We will ask that they share their experiences with us to help inform future product upgrades and innovations on the platform to better accommodate nomadic living” it adds.
But if living for free wasn't enough, participants can also list their own primary residence on Airbnb while they travel to earn some extra cash.
Airbnb's new program, which will take place from July 2021 to July 2022, was inspired by the fact that stays that are 28 days or longer increased by 10% between 2019 and 2021, with 11% of long-term guests saying they were living a "nomadic lifestyle."
Those who are 18 years of age or older and are interested in embarking on their own nomadic adventure can submit their applications at www.airbnb.com/liveanywhere until June 30, 2021.
The 12 participants will be selected by the panel of interviewers in July, will begin traveling in September 2021, and will be allowed to bring up to three companions to be part of the program.