Airbnb are running a two month sabbatical in The Bahamas and sorry, dream job
The Bahamas is a glorious spot for a holiday, unsurprisingly.
It's got sun, it's got sea, it's got a plethora of lovely pastel pink houses that are totally Instagrammable.
By extension then, The Bahamas is also a pretty decent spot for a sabbatical, hanging out living like the locals, and contributing to restoration efforts across the islands.
If the above sounds like your absolute cup of tea , then you're in a lot of luck because Aibnb are currently in the midst of orgainsing that very experience for two whole months later this year.
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The Bahamas Sabbatical is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience—and help restore—the islands’ natural and cultural beauty. Five volunteers will spend April and May working alongside passionate local hosts restoring the Andros Barrier Reef, practicing ethical fishing in The Exumas, and helping preserve native bush tea in Eleuthera. Apply by 11:59pm EST on February 18, 2020. Terms and conditions apply. Link in bio.
In partnership with the Bahamas National Trust, Airbnb will be bringing five people away to three family islands (flights and accommodation included) for eight weeks to live a fully sustainable life, enjoying the unique culture and stunning resources the country has to offer.
Over the two month sabbatical, you'll travel to Andros, Exuma, and Eleuthera, engaging with communities dedicated to supporting natural industries and preserving the country's rapidly changing ecosystem.
The Bahamas is most commonly known for its capital city, Nassau, but the country is actually made up of about 700 islands - many of which are just as rich in history and culture.
“As The Bahamas rebuilds, it’s a privilege to work together with the Bahamas National Trust to support and shine a spotlight on a nation whose economies are benefited by tourism,” said Chris Lehane, senior VP of global policy and communications of Airbnb.
“To continue these efforts, we’re also pleased to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Tourism to promote tourism to the country through Airbnb even beyond the Bahamas Sabbatical.
"This is a special place and anyone who has spent time on any of the islands that make up the nation is moved by the air, the sun, the beaches, the food, the communities and most of all the people.”
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The sabbatical will involve helping to restore the coral reefs in Andros, supporting ethical fishing industries in Exuma, and engaging with traditional agriculture in Eleuthera.
And although the trip might sound like everybody's dream job (because it is), the sabbatical is designed with the locals in mind, directly benefitting communities and promoting the country's heritage.
All the while giving you the experience of a lifetime too, yeah.
The sabbatical runs from April 1 to May 31. Applications must be received by February 18, 2020.
You can find out more about Airbnb's Bahamas sabbatical, or apply for a position, here.