$1 Homes in Italy

Alyssa Hernandez, Writer

Alyssa Hernandez

                                                                                  $1 Homes in Italy 

$1 for a home might seem too good to be true, but Italy is in hopes of revitalize dying communities. There’s an original down payment between $2000-$5000 until the new homeowner refurbishes the property within three years, then the money is fully refunded.  

In Gangi over 160 abandoned, run down properties have gotten a new makeover. These houses were built in the 1800s. Gangi is known as one of Italy’s most beautiful villages. Very little homes remain for sale in Gangi. 

In Ollolai it is said the fresh air and great views there have healing powers. A turf Tavern there has been said to be offering delicacies to the public to bring in more people. Ollolai hasn’t sold as many homes as Gangi but 10 have been sold, one being turned into a B&B by a Dutch couple.  

For anyone who wants to take up residence in Bivona they are offering tax bonuses. The soil is there is great for planting and nature is untouched. Orange groves, peach trees, and gourmet religious festivals are helping bring in new residents. Many have emailed to become a resident of Bivona, but town councilor is weighing all the applications and homes here will get a second chance to become a lively community.  

Cammarata is said to have the best deal out of all the villages, homes are given totally free of charge. Only two homes have been moved into though, the mayor says if old homeowners don’t come to claim their property it will join the list of houses up for sale. Locals are said to be very welcoming and the town’s cuisines have many different options.  

Zungoli can home 1,000 people, homes are blue, pink, green, and yellow pastel colors. Zungoli recently just got a new makeover, new pavements, LED lights, and Wi-Fi. Thirty houses have been sold and the numbers are rising, the rural economy is improving, and new job opportunities are coming into light. 

Borgomezzavalle is stuck in a canyon, but it has beautiful sunlight all day. It holds 320 residents right now, homed in brightly colored homes. They give each resident that has a newborn a $1,000 bonus and anyone who is willing to start a business will get a $2,000 bonus. 

Sambuca had so many individuals and families wanting to move in that they had to auction off some of the homes. The highest one being $25,000. Due to the auctions only one home was given away for $1. The buildings have been abandoned since 1968 after an earthquake. Delicacies include high quality wine and snails. 

Nulvi have sold nine buildings for $1 and are waiting for old homeowners to sell their property so more can open. Nulvi is by some of the best beaches. All over the village are landmarks important to them, like a crumbled down church and a scared stone where ancient tribes made sacrifices. 

Cantiano was turned into a military settlement by ancient Romans. Two former farmsteads have been sold and a couple historical buildings will soon be put up for sale. Some buildings here need a re model, which will cost what you might normally spend on a new home.  

Fabbriche di Vergemoli is located in an isolated corner of Tuscany, and due to this difficult location, it has been mostly abandoned. Starting sale in 2006 only six buildings have been bought, but interest has recently been increased.  

Mussomeli is the last village in Italy holding $1 homes. They have sold 125 homes and there are still fifty available. It’s one of Italy’s most breathtaking fortresses. The soil is fertile and covered in beautiful green grass.