Airbnb wants to pay for you and three friends to live anywhere for a year

Fancy taking Zoom calls on the beach or learning a new language on your lunch break?

You’re in luck because Airbnb wants to pay for people to live anywhere for a year.

Inspired by the growing flexibility to work and live from anywhere, Airbnb has launched a program for 12 individuals to live exclusively in listings on Airbnb for approximately one year.

Airbnb just want you to share your experiences with them to help inform future product upgrades and innovations on the platform to better accommodate nomadic living.

Airbnb will cover the cost of accommodation and provide an allowance for transportation for the duration of the program.

According to the Airbnb Report on Travel & Living, the share of stays 28 days or longer on Airbnb increased 10 per cent in nights booked when comparing 2019 to Q1 2021.

And 11 percent of Airbnb’s long-term stay bookers in 2021 reported living a nomadic lifestyle, with 74 per cent of consumers they surveyed across five countries expressing interest in living someplace other than where their employer is based after the pandemic is over.

Through this program, participants will provide real world insights on features, services, and the experience of living nomadically, that could help shape the future of long-term living on Airbnb, including:

  • Product changes and resources that could help improve the long-term living experience
  • Ideal types of accommodations for solo travellers or groups like families
  • Connections to local community members and businesses
  • Better understanding of financial benefits of hosting while travelling


Airbnb launches 'Live Anywhere on Airbnb'
Airbnb is looking for a diverse set of 12 individuals who can be part of the program

From young families to remote workers, creatives, empty nesters, and more, Airbnb is looking for a diverse set of 12 individuals who can be part of the program for 12 consecutive months from July 2021 to July 2022.

Airbnb will assist with listing suggestions, local experiences and more.

Participants who choose to host their primary residence on Airbnb during the program will be able to test the experience and opportunity of hosting while living nomadically, by potentially earning extra money while they travel.

Long-term Airbnb guests and full-time travellers Debbie and Michael Campbell, known as The Senior Nomads, retired in 2013, sold their home and started traveling the world “one Airbnb at a time”.

Now eight years later, they’ve lived in over 270 listings on Airbnb across 85 countries. They anticipate traveling to and living in ten countries in 2021.

“The experience of living on Airbnb has been truly transformational for us,” said Debbie Campbell.

“Live Anywhere on Airbnb will give even more people the opportunity to see the world through a whole new lens just as we have. We’re excited to see more people living and working from wherever they choose.”



Those interested in embarking on their own nomadic adventure can submit their applications at www.airbnb.com/liveanywhere.

Once selected, participants will begin their journeys with programming on how to live on Airbnb from The Senior Nomads, Airbnb product and research team members, and Live Anywhere experts like travelling journalist Imani Bashir.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Each participant will be allowed to bring up to three companions to be part of the program.