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Airbnb Will Literally Pay You To Move To This Beautiful Italian Town For Three Months

Grottole, a beautiful town located in southern Italy has an unusual problem: it doesn’t have enough residents.

Yep, the picturesque town might have a history that dates all the way back to the prehistoric era, not to mention rolling hills and lush, green forests, but its population has been steadily declining for the past few decades: at the moment, only 300 people call the centre of Grottole home.

To fix that surprising decline, Wonder Grottole, a PR company dedicated to spreading the wonders of the township internationally, has teamed up with Airbnb to offer four extraordinarily lucky punters the opportunity to spend three months as an honorary Grottole resident.

Sound good? Well, the news gets even better: Airbnb will actually pay you to stay in Grottole.

Yep, for three months you’ll be able to explore the town’s deep, ancient caves; learn skills from the local residents, including olive oil and pasta making; pick up some conversational Italian; and generally live it up in a sunny paradise.

You will have some duties, but don’t worry, they’re not very strenuous: the four winners will be expected to greet international tourists to Grottole, and generally show them the ropes for a little bit.

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Image: Airbnb

But hey, that seems like a very, very small price to pay (if it’s a price at all?)

The Grottole trip will particularly suit anybody looking to take life a little slower; all those looking to escape from all the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The town has zero traffic or pollution, and its residents are distinctly laidback and friendly.

The opportunity is one of a string of similarly amazing jobs that have started to drop over the last few months — who could forget the family that were looking to pay a snapper to follow them around the world?

To apply for the chance to become a full-blown Grottolean, head here. Entry is open until February 17.

(Lead image: Airbnb)