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One euro home sell-off has created a ‘Little America’ in Italy

CNN. Silvia Marchetti. 4 May 2022 There’s a place on the Italian island of Sicily where you’re increasingly likely to hear an American accent wafting down its narrow streets instead of the local language. Sambuca di Sicilia, which gained a reputation as one of the first places in the country to sell off old houses for next to nothing, is becoming something of an Italian “Little America” after...

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...

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Want Property In Europe? €1 Houses, Digital Nomad Visas, Cash And Other Enticing Offers

Forbes. Cecilia Rodriguez. 15 April 2022. Normally when people hear about European towns selling houses and even entire villages for symbolic prices — €1 — they’re not planning to move or change their lives but the offers are so intriguing that they wonder: ‘Why not’? There are so many semi-abandoned small towns in Europe with local officials looking for creative ways to revitalize their...

Sleepy Sicily: my stay in the hilltop town of €1 homes

The Times. Victoria Brzezinski. 20 March 2022 Finding an unknown corner in one of our favourite countries is the holy grail for tourists. For locals seeking to attract visitors it’s a different matter. Which is why the hilltop town of Sambuca di Sicilia, a little over an hour’s drive south of Palermo, but far off the radar for most holiday-makers, is trying to whip up some enthusiasm and put itself...

What became of the brave Britons who bought wrecks in Italian villages for just 1 euro?

Daily Mail. Robert Hardman. 23 February 2022 The plan to revitalise dormant pockets of rural Italy by selling ancient housing for pennies raised eyebrows... but the results are astonishing. The lower ground floor looks like a bomb has gone off but the staircase seems firm. Going up floor by floor, I am told not to stray too close to the centre of each room for fear I might fall through. In the...

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Wanted: An ‘adventurous’ Airbnb host to live out their digital nomad dream in Italy

Euro News Travel. Lottie Limb. 20 January 2022 An extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in Italian culture while living rent-free in a designer home has arisen. It might look like a January mirage, but Airbnb is genuinely seeking a host to hold down the fort in one of its Sicilian properties from this summer. The homestay giant bought one of the old Italian houses on sale for €1,...

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...

How Italy’s one-euro homes are helping to revive rural villages

EU Observer. Silvia Marchetti. 31 December 2021. In recent years, dozens of depopulating rural towns across Italy - from the Alps to Sicily - have started selling crumbly old properties for just one euro, less than the cost of an espresso. The goal is to breathe new life into their dying communities and revamp the local economy. As villagers flee in search of a brighter future elsewhere there is...

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Inside €1 houses: a property deal too good to be true?

Weekend Australian. Tim Moore. December 3, 2021 It seemed like a pretty good deal,” says Rafael Solorzano, leaning against an ancient whitewashed wall. A half smile settles across his young, bearded face, a look of understated satisfaction that might most convincingly relate to a discount secured on the acoustic guitar propped up by his bedside table. But the 28-year-old from Miami is referring to the...

An Italian house for less than €1

The Telegraph. Tim Moore. October 24, 2021 ‘It seemed like a pretty good deal,’ says Rafael Solorzano, leaning against an ancient whitewashed wall. A half smile settles across his young, bearded face, a look of understated satisfaction that might most convincingly relate to a discount secured on the acoustic guitar propped up by his bedside table. But the 28-year-old from Miami is referring to...

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