Airbnb Will Pay You To Live Like A Local In An Italian Village For 3 Months & We're Signing Up STAT

Gaurav Tewari


Are you bored with your 9-5 job? Does the fear of living an ordinary life freak you out? Do you become a little emotional when the song Ilaahi comes on? Then this read is going to make you happy, very happy! Airbnb has come up with an offer that you just won’t have the heart to pass. The brand is picking four lucky people to live in Grottole, an Italian village, for three months like a local and get paid for it. How cool is that? Read on for all the deets to land this one hell of an opportunity!
Airbnb has partnered with Wonder Grottole, an NGO, where four very lucky people get to live like locals, cook (and eat) fresh pasta, learn how to speak Italian, and do many more exciting things. Grottole is a small village with just 300 inhabitants and 600 empty homes. This village is in danger of disappearing if nothing is done about it. So Airbnb is swooping in to its rescue!

What The ‘Chosen Four’ Will Have To Do There:

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Il 4 e 5 agosto l'appuntamento è a Grottole per stare insieme, per scoprire e riscoprire il centro storico, per laboratori di costruzione e di arti circensi e giocoleria. Per grandi e piccini. Per la comunitá locale e per tutti I forestieri 😉. Non vediamo l'ora di avervi con noi! . On 4 and 5 August the meeting is in Grottole to be together, to discover and rediscover the historical center, for workshops of construction and circus arts and juggling. For young and old. For the local community and for all foreigners 😉. We look forward to having you with us! . #wondergrottole #WG #materadesign #grottole #rigenerazionediborghi  #designimmateriale #abitarecontemporaneo #regeneration #living #newproject #basilicata #matera #mybasilicata #matera2019 #design #culture #rigenerazione #borgo #southernitaly #conversation #workinprogress #lucaniagram #openfuture #borghiditalia #italianvillages #arcipelagoitalia

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To help the village liven up, four people will have to move to Grottole this summer for three months and become the ‘Experience and Home’ hosts. The first month will include getting trained in various aspects. Then move to live in beautiful traditional homes, interact with the locals and learn skills that include pasta making, honey harvesting, vegetable farming, and olive oil production among others. The temporary citizens will then, in turn, host the visitors coming in and teach them the skills they have learnt.
All the proceeds from this will be invested in the bettering the current situation of Grottole. The local olive oil producer, Vincenzo, will be helping out the chosen four in learning the skills. About this opportunity, he said,

Visitors coming to Grottole will live in a quiet place, with slow living. There’s no traffic, no chaos, no pollution, good food, and above all, welcoming people.


I’d say, this sounds like an ideal break! By reading all the deets about it, we know there are going to be some unforgettable experiences in this journey. Plus, if you and your bae wish to do this together, they have a couple’s option for registration too. So, if you wish to nab this golden chance, you can register and get all the deets on www.italiansabbatical.com
Who would you like to bag this chance with? Or would you like to go solo? Let us know in the comments below.

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