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Airbnb slashes prices on a number of properties as more look to work remotely

With many Brits still working from home and no return to the office in sight, property lettings website Airbnb has slashed prices on long-term stays.

Discounts are being offered on stays across the top ten European destinations searched for by Brits last month including the Algarve, Sicily and Tenerife.

Your boss will never know you are chatting on Zoom thousands of miles away with this smart pad in central Lisbon, Portugal available at 76% off.

It sleeps three guests and costs just £660 for a month.

If you like the idea of swapping your grey window view for something altogether more breath-taking, you could do a lot worse than packing up the laptop for Portimão, Portugal.

Thanks to a 48% monthly discount, this luxury sea view apartment will set a group of four back just £1,139.

Connect online from the balcony overlooking the beauty of Praia da Rocha, carved out of imposing golden cliffs.

Samantha Scott has been using Airbnb to work remotely for the last several years.

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The Operations Manager at a marketing agency said: "The platform facilitates the lifestyle I love. I’m able to travel to new places, make friends all over the world but also save money.

"Prior to working remotely, I was living in London full-time with expensive rent and travelling less. Now, my partner Chris and I are working from Porto, but I’ve also spent time in Lisbon and the south previously – it’s a beautiful country all year round!

"When booking an Airbnb, I always make sure I have the same filters selected – WiFi is of course the top priority."

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Research from Airbnb reveals that WiFi and laptop-friendly workspaces have become a priority for Brits using the site.

According to Airbnb data, 65% of amenity searches on the platform were for homes with WiFi in September, while searches for homes with WiFi increased by 10% compared to September 2019, showing the importance of connectivity when looking for a place to work remotely.

For home workers after a view but not a flight overseas, this barn in Rhiw, Wales could be the answer for a break from this hustle and bustle of city living.

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Situated on the Llyn Peninsula the now discounted little thatch barn brings together the best of country and coast.

From an idyllic retreat in Wales to a stunning aluminium structure in Drimnin, Scotland.

This unique tiny home called the PilotHouse PH5 was designed by Architect Roderick James and Amanda Markham.

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It boasts 360 degrees views over the sound of mull from a wrap-around balcony and was built to look like a conning tower on a submarine.

Emmanuel Marill, Regional Director Europe, Middle East and Africa said: "The pandemic has prompted a real shift in consumer behaviour towards travel, and part of this change has been to normalise the idea of working from anywhere.

"As businesses have adjusted to remote working, many of the barriers to remote working have been swept away and people are embracing the idea that they can live and work anywhere.

"We’re seeing growing interest among our guests in amenities that facilitate remote working, as they seek to take advantage of their newfound freedom.

"There are also an increasing number of hosts who are using the flexibility afforded by the platform to cater for and encourage longer stays."

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