Get a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life…
Get a job eating pasta in Italy every day and you’ll never… well, you get the idea.
This is a job that actually exists – Airbnb want to send someone to an Italian village, teach them to make pasta, and maybe host a few dinner parties with your new found chef skills, all expenses paid.
Sound good? Of course it does! Everyone knows all the best food comes from Italy – pasta, pizza… other carb-based meals…
It’s called ‘The Italian Sabbatical’, and you’ll be based in the village of Grottole, in the south of the country, while you learn a new way of life.
Airbnb describe it as:
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and become a temporary citizen of a village in the south of Italy. Immerse yourself in the local culture and discover how to speak, act and cook the Italian way.
You will also get to support the local community by hosting an Airbnb Experience. Your goal? To help the local community revitalise the small village of Grottole.
The company is looking for four people to head to Grottole for three months, immersing themselves in the culture in the process.
The candidates will become temporary citizens of the village, while also volunteering for a local, non-profit organisation called ‘Wonder Grottole’, which aims to revitalise the town’s historical centre.
Check it out:
Grottole is only a small village, with only around 300 residents and more than 600 empty homes. It is at risk of disappearing for good, so Airbnb and Wonder Grottole are looking for willing participants to inject some new life into the place.
You’ll learn how to make fresh pasta, grow local produce, become an expert beekeeper and help restore the village’s historic centre – which dates back to the 10th century.
If you fancy it, and why wouldn’t you, you can apply here.
Applications must be made before midnight on February 17, 2019, so get applying! Maybe see you there? Love me some fresh pasta.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.