There are many things we might enjoy in life but for a large portion of the population, traveling will be near the top of the list. It isn’t only the fact that you are away from home, it is the entire experience. Depending on where you go, you can enjoy the culture, food and even some adventure.
Most people who travel try to stay in the best hotels and resorts but you are really missing out on much of what the area has to offer. If you really want to experience the destination, you need to stay where the people live. Doing so is now easier than ever, thanks to Airbnb. It is becoming quite popular and as of 2018, it is ranked by Budget Travel as being the top hotel chain.
If you have ever used Airbnb, you realize that it is a lot more affordable than a hotel in the same area. The only thing that would be better is if you were paid to stay at an Airbnb location.
That dream is now a reality.
There is a small, rural town in Italy and it is going to offer something amazing to 4 people this summer. Airbnb is teaming up with Wonder Grottole and they are going to pay 4 people to live in Grottole, Italy.
As they say, ‘and, that’s not all’! They are going to stay in the Italian countryside and live in a traditional home. During their stay from June till August, they will completely immerse themselves in the local culture.
The first month will be spent on the basics. This would include learning how to speak Italian, how to grow local vegetables and how to prepare the local foods.
After the first month has ended, they will act as Airbnb Experience hosts. Other travelers will then get to learn from their experience.
The small village of Grottole has been struggling and they hope that this program will breathe new life into the community. “The small village of Grottole, with only 300 inhabitants and more than 600 empty homes is at risk of disappearing and is asking for your help!”
If you were to fill out the application, you will let them know why you are interested in the opportunity. The options include reasons, such as: “I’m burned out, I need a break” to “I want to give my support to save a dying village.”
If you would like to apply for this 3-month paid trip to Italy, you can fill out the application here. It’s sure to be the trip of a lifetime.