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What it’s really like to buy one of Italy’s super-cheap homes

The Independent. Joey Tyson. 14 April 2022 Italy’s super cheap houses have become the stuff of legend in recent years. The €1 home initiative “Case 1 Euro” launched in 2017, dreamt up by the authorities to reverse the effects of depopulation in rural regions and repair derelict buildings. As abandoned houses and flats were sold off in tiny rural towns all over the country, the idea of nabbing a...

Espresso, deep thoughts, more espresso: Renovating a 17th century home the Italian way

Chicago Sun Times. Stefano Esposito. 2 January 2022 The Italian house you’ve always dreamed of buying won’t, in the end, cost just $1. Re-imagining the stones and timbers first assembled about the time Shakespeare put pen to paper can’t be rushed. It will likely take some deep thought. Some espresso. More thought. More espresso. Meredith Tabbone admits there are frustrations that come with buying...

Italy town puts price of cheap homes up to €2

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. July 16, 2021 Of the countless dwindling Italian towns that have opted to sell dilapidated homes for just one euro, Sambuca di Sicilia has undoubtedly been the most successful. Approximately 16 dwellings have been snapped up for €1 here since the scheme was first announced by CNN Travel in 2019, and Sambuca has been in the spotlight ever since. The global attention led to...

Woman who bought three of Italy’s $1.50 houses reveals cost to live in them

News.com.au. The Sun. Jacob Bentley-York. May 5, 2021 A US woman who bought three of Italy’s €1 houses has warned of the real price of renovating the bargain-priced properties. Solar consultant and business owner, Rubia Daniels, took up the fantastic offer in Mussomeli, Sicily – but quickly realised rather than just €1 ($A1.50) that it would total a massive €60,000 ($A93,000). The...

Another Italian Town Wants You to Buy a Cheap Home and Renovate It

House Beautiful. KELLY ALLEN January 21,2020 It’s a desirable concept: dropping everything to move to a different country to live a simple yet fulfilling life–one that involves activities like reading in a quaint café and buying freshly baked bread. If this scenario has ever crossed your mind, now might be the time to make it a reality. Bisaccia is the latest Italian town to put dozens of homes...

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