Got a buck to spare and a strong case of wanderlust? Mussomeli, a small town in the heart of Sicily, is selling houses for just one euro (a little over a dollar), as long as you renovate.
More than 100 of the fixer-uppers are currently being listed by non-profit Case 1 Euro. The project is owned by the Municipality of Mussomeli and was “designed to repopulate the historic center of Mussomeli with people from all over the world,” according to its website.
While you can pick up the keys to your new vacation villa for pocket change, there are some additional costs to consider. Homeowners must renovate their property in three years or they will lose a €5,000 ($5,595) deposit. There are also administrative fees to the tune of around $4,500 the project says, and then there’s the cost of the renovating the property.
But if this sounds like your dream project, you will have plenty of options to consider. A further 400 houses are expected to be offered soon, and Mussomeli isn’t the only town in the region selling houses for next to nothing. Nearby Sambuca di Sicilia is also running a similar program.
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