We’re packing our baggage proper now (Image: Getty, Shutterstock)
Ever wished to stay in an idyllic hilltop village in Italy? Effectively, when you’ve bought €1 (90p) in your checking account, you’re in with an opportunity.
Castropignano, a medieval village topped by a 14th-century citadel, is providing patrons deserted properties for as little as €1, offered they give you a plan to renovate it.
Located 140 miles southeast of Rome between the peaks of the Apennine ridge and the Adriatic coast, once-bustling Catropignano had 2,500 residents within the Thirties, however solely 900 individuals stay there now.
The €1 house scheme is designed to draw extra inhabitants to the village.
It follows one other profitable scheme in Molise, the area the place the village sits, the place individuals had been supplied £22,635 (€25,000) to stay there in any case of its younger individuals moved away.
Castropignano is stuffed with medieval allure (Image: Giambattista Lazazzera/Shutterstock)
Comparable schemes have beforehand proved standard all through Italy, however Catropignano’s mayor, Nicola Scapillati, is hoping to match builders with the precise property for them, reasonably than promoting homes to the best bidder.
‘The scheme right here works a bit otherwise,’ he told CNN.
‘I’m transferring alongside two parallel paths, reaching out each to potential patrons and outdated house owners on the identical time, step-by-step, to make demand meet provide.
‘I don’t need my city invaded by a property stampede or to show into the most recent housing hypothesis deal.’
A down cost of £1,812 (€2,000) is required to purchase a home – this can be returned to the client as soon as the renovation works are completed.
? Scapillati is asking potential patrons to e mail him immediately at [email protected], with an in depth plan of how they intend to renovate the property, and what they’ll use it for.
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