Free Houses in Sicily


We recently wrote about municipal governments offering free houses in Japan in an effort to stabilize the population of rural areas.

Well, a similar offer is available with a Mediterranean flair. Sambuca, a town near the southern coast of Sicily, is offering homes for €1 to new residents who promise to fix up the properties within 3 years. The town dates back to the ancient Greeks, and has a variety of historical influences.

Although we’re not planning to jump at either offer, there is consensus in our house that we would choose Sicily over Japan.