Imagine this, the beautiful Italian countryside, a warm spring afternoon, a sprawling garden, and you, sitting there, sipping wine! Blissful right? What if we told you that this experience could be yours in just 1 euro.
Don’t worry, we aren’t sipping on that wine while writing. Here’s the thing. A village in Italy is selling some of its historical houses for just 1 euro.
200 stone houses in Ollolai, located in the region of Barbagia on Sardinia, are in dire need for repair for which they need new owners. Each of these houses is available for 1 euro, but, whoever decides to buy the house needs to commit that they will repair and restore the house within the next three years. The repair work might cost upto $25,000.
The population of this little town has gone down from 2,250 to 1,300 in the last 50 years. So, with this sale and repair work, the town hopes to not only get back its population, but also preserve its fading history.
“We boast prehistoric origins. My crusade is to rescue our unique traditions from falling into oblivion. Pride in our past is our strength. We've always been tough people and won't allow our town to die,” said Efisio Arbau, the mayor of Ollolai.
This deal has long-term goals of preserving and revitalizing historical buildings in the Italian countryside. The initiative to sell these houses for 1 euro, is a part of the “Case 1 euro” project. This project includes properties from Sicily, Tuscany and Abruzzo.
Information and cover images sourced from cnn