Live for free in Sicily for a year as a host of a renovated Airbnb village house

Airbnb is looking for someone to live rent-free for a year and take care of a uniquely restored Sicilian heritage property.

With the new flexibility of living and working remotely, a person will have the option of relocating to Sicily with their family, partner or friend and moving into the historic home.

The picturesque three-story traditional house is located in Sambuca. He made headlines in 2018 when he offered properties for just one euro in a bid to promote cultural heritage, encourage international investment and attract a younger population to restore the village’s once charming animated.

The Sambuca role will last for one year from June 30, with the successful candidate retaining all income from hosting on Airbnb.



The spacious building spans three floors, with plenty of room for remote working

Ideal candidates should be committed to hosting and contributing to village life.

The spacious building spans three floors, with plenty of space for working remotely. The ground floor has a small living room, a master bedroom with a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom.



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Meanwhile, the first floor features a living room, kitchen, work area, bathroom, and a loft bedroom with a king-size bed. Finally, the upper floor includes additional living space with a queen-size sleeper sofa. A room will be listed on AirBnB.

Leonardo Ciaccio, the mayor of Sambuca di Sicilia, said: “We are looking for someone who wants to live with the local people and participate in all the important moments of the community, from the grape harvest to the olive picking and we cannot wait. to accommodate the selected one.

Airbnb has previously supported similar heritage efforts with small villages, such as the restoration of an artist’s home in Civita, the Italian Sabbatical to support the revitalization of the village of Grottole, and the Italian Villages Project to showcase off-the-track destinations beaten paths and sustainable destinations. tourism.

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