“Live Anywhere on Airbnb” program: how to travel the world for free

Enjoy this work from home lifestyle while you still can.

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Persistent homeworking – even as we slowly bounce back from the pandemic – employees flee major cities to work where they want.

Today, Airbnb is embarking on that distant life, with its new “Live Anywhere on Airbnb” program, in which 12 lucky winners will be able to stay exclusively in Airbnb listings around the world for a year, completely free of charge. They will even receive a transportation allowance to go from one destination to another. And if living for free wasn’t enough, attendees can list their own primary residence on Airbnb while they travel to earn extra cash.

According to the site’s recent Travel & Life report, stays of 28 days or more increased by 10% between 2019 and 2021, with 11% of long-term travelers reporting living a ‘nomadic lifestyle’, which has inspired Airbnb. new program, which will run from July 2021 to July 2022.

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“The experience of living on Airbnb has been truly transformational for us ”, in the long run Airbnb guest and full-time traveler Debbie Campbell (aka part of The Senior Nomads, who have spent the past eight years living in over 270 different Airbnbs in 85 countries) said in a press release. “Live anywhere on Airbnb will give even more people the chance to see the world from a whole new perspective, just like we did. We are delighted to see more people live and work wherever they want.

Each participant (and you must be at least 18 years old to apply and be prepared to travel for 12 months) can bring up to three companions on the trip. Applications are officially open, which means you can go to the site and submit an entry.

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Megan Schaltegger is a writer at Thrillist.

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