Airbnb is offering a trip to the Bahamas and it’s completely free – Mirror Online

Posted: January 30, 2020 at 10:50 am

Soaking up the sunshine on various islands in the Bahamas is usually reserved for A-listers who have the means to go on the dream holiday.

But no more.

Airbnb has teamed up with the Bahamas National Trust to offer FIVE people a two-month long trip to the Bahamas, with visits to the islands of Andros, Exumas and Eleuthera.

Oh, and Airbnb will cover your travel expenses, food and accommodation for the duration of the trip.

You'll get to explore the islands' incredible features from the pink sand beaches to the vibrant reef systems, as well as meeting locals and discovering the culture.

But you won't just be spending two months lying on those picture-perfect beaches (although there will be plenty of time to do just that).

During the trip, the participants will get to work with locals to help preserve natural resources and create lasting sustainability programmes.

That includes building a new coral nursery in Andros' North Marine Park with underwater and travel photographer Katie Store, heading to Exumas for conch conservation, traditional boatbuilding and sailing, and learning propagation techniques for the native trees in Eleuthera, as well as establishing a bush tea farm.

Other responsibilities will include researching native species, harvesting sea salt and even trying their hand at traditional pineapple farming.

Basically, a dream trip if you're fascinated by ecosystems and sustainability - and want to visit the Bahamas, of course.

You can apply by filling out the Bahamas Sabbatical form here. You'll need to be aged 18 or over, and must be available to travel to the Bahamas from April to May 2020.

Eric Carey, Executive Director of the Bahamas National Trust, said: "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.

"Partnering withAirbnbis 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."

It's not the first time that Airbnb has offered a sabbatical which includes an eco-friendly focused mission. Last year, the company teamed up with Ocean Conservancy to offer a sabbatical in Antarctica, for a scientific research mission on the effect of microplastics.

The trip included immersion training in Punta Arenas, Chile, with courses on glaciology and field sampling, a visit to the South Pole and stops in iconic sites such as Drake Icefall, Charles Peak Windscoop and Elephant's Head.

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