With a fresh group of remote workers arriving in Sambuca, Italy, the town government has decided to restart the 1- Euro Houses project after the previous attempt was a success and residences were sold for one euro.
The mayor of Sambuca, for example, intends to recruit more participants by cooperating with Airbnb, especially as remote working becomes more commonplace. Many people have heard about it because of this endeavour.
It was possible to buy a house for a Euro. With this plan, Sambuca di Sicilia, Sicily, planned to strengthen the local tourism economy in 2018. An attempt at depopulation was made by allowing people to buy homes in return for improvements. The introductory price was one euro, and word of this quickly spread around the globe. The attractiveness of the package and the quality of life on offer drew a large number of foreigners.
It’s great news for the town’s leaders since their programme has drawn new residents, including Americans, Europeans, and individuals from the Middle East, to the 16 homes for sale. More individuals can now benefit from working remotely. In fact, last year, Italy was also paying people cash to move to Italy!
In November 2021, the city council put a second batch of 16 properties on the market, this time with the intention of luring more foreigners. Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, remote working has been increasingly common and has reshaped the way businesses operate.
Also, Airbnb is looking for someone who can move in and live for free for a year in the village. It’s a simple proposal: beginning on June 30, 2022, move to an Italian island home. According to the lodging platform, it is a “picturesque three-story traditional home,” which has been rebuilt by an architectural firm in conjunction with the town hall of Sambuca.
“The project aims to boost tourism and bring new temporary residents to the Italian village of Sambuca as part of a wider commitment to support rural communities and cultural heritage in Europe.”
“We see it as a designer makeover for the house and the Host. We’re looking for someone who wants to live with the local population and participate in all the important moments of the community, from the grape harvest to olive picking.”
Leonardo Ciaccio, mayor of Sambuca di Sicilia.
Just recently, Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky decided to live as a digital nomad which shows how the co-founder sees remote working as the way of life for many people for years to come.
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