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One of the many things we’ve learned over the past year is that most office jobs can be done from almost anywhere with a solid internet connection (unless you have young children around, but that’s another story) . After years of telling employees that working remotely was not an option by office bosses, this is now a difficult argument.
If you’ve thought about taking to the streets – at least temporarily – as a digital nomad, you might be interested a new program from Airbnb. It gives 12 people the chance to live on Airbnbs around the world for 10 months while they pay for your travel and accommodation expenses. Here’s what you know and how to apply.
What does the program include
The initiative called “Live anywhere on Airbnb“Starts in July 2021 and lasts until July 2022. We will spend ten of these months on the road. In return for your stay and travel, the 12 selected people are required to provide Airbnb with feedback about their experience. Specifically:
- Product changes and resources that could help improve the long-term living experience
- Ideal accommodation types for solo travelers or groups such as families
- Connections with local community members and businesses
- Better understanding of the financial benefits of hosts when traveling
Between July and September, the winners will have the opportunity to learn from experienced Airbnbers, such as The senior nomads, and traveling journalist Imani Bashir– a former Lifehacker employee. Then Airbnb will cover the following for the 10 months of travel:
- Credit for lodging accommodation
- Transport fee
- Offer proposals
- Local experiences
“Up to three companions” can be added to the selected participants.
How to apply
As you can imagine, with such a long program, there are a few things to consider before you apply. To help you with that, here are those Selection conditions (including things like paying taxes on your winnings).
You must be at least 18 years old to apply, and can do this here before July 30th at 11:59 p.m. EST.