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Houses In This Stunning Italian Town Are Being Sold For Just 85p

Houses In This Stunning Italian Town Are Being Sold For Just 85p

Fancy buying a home in a stunning Italian town for just 85p?

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In beautiful Bisaccia, you can do exactly that.

The clincher is that once you've purchased the house, you must move into it with friends or family. So, people hoping to snap up a bargain holiday home, this is not your moment.

Nestling south of the Campania region, a two hour journey from Naples, Bisaccia has all the hallmarks of a peaceful Italian town. Stone squares, shell coloured houses, terracotta tiled roofs and wrought iron balconies.

Sadly, the town has been badly damaged by a number of earthquakes, and with locals moving away in favour of bigger cities, Bisaccia is struggling to revive its population.

Bisaccia is located in the south of the Campania region (Credit: Wikipedia)
Bisaccia is located in the south of the Campania region (Credit: Wikipedia)
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Look beyond the pretty coloured houses and you'll find signs of neglect, like cracked windows, peeling paint and plants growing wild.

To tackle the problem, the local government have put 90 houses on the market, some of which can be purchased for less than £1.

The move hopes to bring a fresh wave of people into the town and regenerate the area.

Potential buyers will be expected to commit to renovate and move into their property, in an effort to build a new community.

The properties are owned by local authorities and not local residents, which should make the purchase process much smoother.

The local government have put 90 houses on the market, some of which can be purchased for less than £1 (Credit: Unsplash)
The local government have put 90 houses on the market, some of which can be purchased for less than £1 (Credit: Unsplash)

Deputy mayor Francesco Tartaglia told CNN: "We welcome families, groups of friends, relatives, people who know each other or investors to join forces.

"We encourage them to buy more than just one house to actually have an impact and breathe new life."

Similar schemes have been put in place in areas of southern Sicily, such as Mussomeli, which also offered houses for just 85p, the clincher being that once purchased, the buyer commits to spend £13,000 on renovating the property.

Just look at those hill top views and pretty wooden doorways. We're booking ourselves a one-way ticket.

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Life News, Home, Life

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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