How would you like to own your own town for free?
I think that it would be really cool! Just imagine inviting friends and family over.
MW: Hey, I’m having a little get together. Why don’t you stop by?
Friend: Where at, your home?
MW: My home, HA! Come stop by my town!
That could be you and for the bargain basement price of $0… If you’re willing to move to a rural area in Spain.
According to Thrillist, due to Spain’s recent economic difficulties, many property owners in the country’s rural areas have decided to pack up and leave town.
One “ramshackle hamlet near the Portuguese border” is being given away to someone with an adequate plan for its revival.
I checked out the listing for fun and the property includes 12 houses of which 4 are under more height. I’m guessing this means that 4 of the homes are buried? Based on the photos the buildings still standing above ground look to be in pretty awful condition.
The village currently belongs to the city council and they hope the rehabilitation of the property will create a new tourism and leisure development.
There are also several thousand other villages available for purchase. One mentioned in the article includes 4 houses (all in various states of disrepair) and is going for around $317K, about the price of a 2 bedroom condo in Massachusetts.
Find out more in the Thrillist article HERE.