Looking to move now that the pandemic has started to slow down? Well, take a look at Italy. Believe it or not, in hopes of bringing more people into its borders, some Italian cities are selling homes for just a single dollar. That’s right!
Wondering how the €1.00 House Project works? Well, you need approval from the Italian government, and the homes in question need some repairs. However, even after the repairs, it’s likely to cost you less than a complete home in Italy! Pignone is one of the 44 towns that’s a part of the program, hoping to save itself from fading into historical obscurity. “The village is without walls but the compactness of the houses, leaning against each other, forms a defensive barrier along the canal that crosses it,” the listing states. “To enter the village you have to cross a characteristic Romanesque bridge in the form of a “donkey’s back” built around 1500.”
Love gardening? Well, Pignone is a center of cultivation. Farmers grow their own corn, legumes, and potatoes there, in addition to making and distributing polenta. Meanwhile, each summer, Pignone hosts a large local farmer festival.
Without a doubt, one of the smallest villages to join the €1.00 House Project, Oyace, has an extremely low level of inhabitants. Located in the Valle D’Aosta in Sicily, it’s one of the least-visited locations in all of Italy. The mayor Stefania Clos is eager to repopulate her mountain village, where 200 people currently reside,” reads the listing on the website. “From Roman times, the town of Oyace has its main economic resource in the breeding of livestock and [is] an excellent producer of Fontina.”
While Oyace might not receive the most visitors per year, it’s fantastic for those who love an active lifestyle; from hiking and camping to skiing and stargazing, the town is perfect for outdoor living!
Romana is easily one of the most beautiful locations taking part in the €1.00 House Project. Visitors and new residents will enjoy going for a strong along the old, muraled streets, the historic churches built into the cliff sides, local caves, and, of course, the beautiful beaches! And while history and nature is an integral part of the Romana experience, it also boasts a wide variety of meats and cheeses made in the surrounding areas, making it perfect for foodies.
“For those who love nature and immersion in ancient history, Sardinia and the municipality of Romana are the right place to plan your dream 1 Euro House Project,” the website explains. “We must not forget that you are only a 45-minute drive away from the most beautiful sea in Sardinia.”
Of course, these are just three of the towns participating in the €1.00 House Project. There are 41 more! If it sounds exciting to you, don’t hesitate to jump over to the official website and change your life forever!