Airbnb Sending 5 People on Bahamas 'Sabbatical'

January 29, 2020

Airbnb wants to fund your next adventure to the Bahamas.

The company has teamed up with Bahamas National Trust, a local NGO that protects 32 national parks in the country, to offer five lucky participants a once-in-a-lifetime two-month island sabbatical.

According to the statement, the sabbatical offers participants a chance to live in an ecological oasis while helping to rebuild the islands after several devastating hurricanes, including Hurricane Dorian. The country depends heavily on tourism.

Those selected will spend April and May working “alongside Bahamians to bolster once-vibrant industries and preserve natural resources.”

Responsibilities include traveling to the beautiful islands of Andros, Exumas, and Eleuthera to “dive into local cultures and complete various projects in important natural areas.”

At the conclusion of the sabbatical, each participant will have worked with community leaders to create lasting programs that will “sustain these practices with the hope of generating economic impact for generations to come as well as new Experiences that visitors to these islands can book that will directly benefit the local community while supporting efforts toward a sustainable future.”

“The Bahamas is open for business and while we work to restore parts of the archipelago devastated by Hurricane Dorian, the vast majority is ready for visitors,” said Eric Carey, Executive Director of the Bahamas National Trust in a press release.

“Partnering with Airbnb is an incredible opportunity to help further preserve our culture and resources and share our diverse country and the Bahamian way of life with the world," he continued.

If this sounds like the break you need, apply today.

Applications are being accepted from 12:00am EST on January 28 until 11:59pm EST on February 18 at airbnb.com/sabbatical. Applicants must be 18 or over.

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