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House-sharing platform Airbnb is looking to the future with its new initiative, inviting 12 lucky participants to spend a year living for free in its listings across the globe.

In addition to covering the costs for each winner, plus three friends, the platform will provide a transport allowance and organise experiences for participants as part of the initiative, which will begin in July 2021.

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Why? Participants will feel into Airbnb’s platform development by sharing their experiences, feedback and help introduce product changes and resources Airbnb offers in the future, including ‘long-term living experience’.

Airbnb’s announcement taps into the post-pandemic shift towards long-term remote working, adopted by many companies in the last 12 months. A recent study produced by the company revealed that up to 74% of people expressed interest in living somewhere other than where their company is based, even after the pandemic.

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Digital nomads must commit to being part of the programme for 12 consecutive months, and interested parties can read more about the initiative and apply here.

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