Live in renovated design house in Sicily’s 1 Euro village for free

You could spend a year living rent-free in Sambuca

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1/29/2022 8:40:00 AM

Chance to spend a year in a beautifully restored Sicilian villa for free

You could spend a year living rent-free in Sambuca

The answer came in 2019 when Sambucastarted offering derelict properties for €1. The response was instant. The scheme attracted worldwide attention and buyers were bowled over by Sambuca’s charm.Chosen in 2016 as one of Italy’s “most beautiful towns,” its terraces of sandstone houses carry a distinct Arabian heritage.

Buyers were also undaunted by the requirement to restore the properties:within three years at a minimum cost of €15,000.Claudia ZallaIt is one of these homes, now artfully renovated by Italian architectural firm Studio Didea into a two-bedroom home that can comfortably sleep six guests, that Airbnb is offering rent-free.

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’s agricultural south, Sambuca needed a fresh injection of new life. The answer came in 2019 when Sambuca started offering derelict properties for €1 . The response was instant. The scheme attracted worldwide attention and buyers were bowled over by Sambuca’s charm. Chosen in 2016 as one of Italy’s “most beautiful towns,” its terraces of sandstone houses carry a distinct Arabian heritage. Buyers were also undaunted by the requirement to restore the properties: within three years at a minimum cost of €15,000. Claudia Zalla It is one of these homes, now artfully renovated by Italian architectural firm Studio Didea into a two-bedroom home that can comfortably sleep six guests, that Airbnb is offering rent-free. The property is owned by the Municipality of Sambuca and the renovations and furnishings were funded by Airbnb to provide an “accommodation facility for sustainable tourism of high quality and artistic-cultural value”. Listed on Airbnb as The 1Euro House , the three-storey townhouse’s contemporary design and bold colour scheme is a perfect match for the gentle, rural lifestyle outside. Sit on the terrace with a morning espresso – or in the evening with a bottle of the highly affordable local wine – and you are at the heart of Sambuca’s life. A pretty good spot to work remotely from / Claudia Zalla The successful applicant will have their flights and transfers paid by Airbnb, live rent free in the townhouse in Sambuca and retain all Airbnb Host earnings over the year, less appropriate taxes. They are free to bring a partner or friend and up to two children, to work remotely as long as they fulfil their hosting obligations and will be given the opportunity to take part in a mentorship programme, learning Italian and attending cookery classes. In return, as well as hosting guests in one of the bedrooms for a minimum of nine months of the year, they are expected to enter enthusiastically into community life. Keen to hear more? Applicants must be over 18, have good conversational English and be available to move to Sambuca for a minimum of three consecutive months on or before 30th June 2022. READ MORE