Airbnb is looking for someone to live in a 1 euro Italian house and the rent is totally free

Have you always dreamed of living La Dolce Vita in a picturesque Italian town? Are you dying to soak up Sicilian culture, lifestyle and gastronomy?

Well, Airbnb offers the possibility of living your dream by staying rent-free for a year in a small town in Sicily. Imagine that!

Airbnb is looking for a lucky person to live in the village of Sambuca, where several houses have been sold for €1 each in 2019.

However, there’s a catch: if you get the role, you’ll also have to host other Airbnb visitors in the second room of the two-bedroom home.

Airbnb says you’ll keep everything you earn from hosting people in the house, and the company really wants you to be a great host.

The candidate will also be able to participate in a mentoring program where he will learn Italian and attend Italian cooking classes.

The completely renovated three-story house was once one of many decaying properties in Sambuca Village, which shot to fame in 2019 after launching a 1 Euro House campaign.

The campaign encouraged people to invest in one of the rundown properties in the village for just €1. However, buyers also had to promise to refurbish their purchases and actually live in the city.

The whole program was set up to encourage a more lively lifestyle in the village and attract a younger population.

Airbnb reclaimed one of those homes and is now looking to continue that mission in 2022.

“We are looking for someone who wants to live with the local people and participate in all the important moments of the community, from grape harvest to olive picking and we look forward to welcoming whoever is selected!” said Leonardo Ciaccio, the mayor of Sambuca di Sicilia, in a post on Airbnb’s website.

Applicants must be over 18 and must be able to speak English. Whoever is selected should be ready to live in Sambuca from June 30, 2022.

To apply, you can complete the application form at Airbnb’s website.

Good luck !

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