One Euro Houses! The Beauty – And Reality – Of Buying In A Forgotten Italian Town!

Waking Up In An Italian Paradise!

Look at this incredible view!

I’ve shared these stories before: small towns in Europe offering houses for virtually nothing – the only requirement is a commitment to restore them and live in paradise…in the photo above, Mussomeli Italy – and in this photo below in Sambuca Sicily!

Gorgeous, Right? Here’s My Euro!

Yes, they are selling house for a single Euro in some area of Italy – less than $1.40 – but there’s a catch…

The Washington Post has a terrific article about the fantasy AND reality of taking advantage of these offers: you can buy a home in an impoverished area of Italy for ONE EURO – with a promise to renovate and live in it!

“We tell people to come here first because we don’t want any surprises. We want them to know what they are getting into.”

That’s Tito Nigrelli, deputy mayor of Mussomeli speaking. There are some harsh realities to a commitment like this: the houses need work, and that take money.

Their goal is simple: to bring a new generation back to towns that are slowly fading away – but the reality is, some are in desperate need of major repair:

As these photos from The Washington Post story show, the properties are badly in need of repair. Yet as one participant noted, it’s still much cheaper than a “time share” in the US – and you are in the middle of the Italian countryside!

It’s a great article, offering a lot of reasons why it’s a “dream come true” for many, like Chef Danny McCubbin, who relocated, renovated and now has a non-profit restaurant for the community:

As always, terrific reporting by The Washington Post – click here for the entire story:

There are many countries actively selling paradise for a small fee:

This is the Aisne region of France, just a few hours from Paris – and they did the same thing – click here to see how:

And it’s not just Europe trying to entice new residents:

Yes, some countries have islands for sale too!

See that story here:

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10 replies

  1. I love this story! For someone in their 30’s with money, it is the chance of a lifetime.

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  2. Sounds like it’s a dream to have your own house in such a beautiful place! I wonder how convenient this place is…if it’s country side, I must need a car, right? And how far is the grocery? There should be a lot to consider, but my 1 Euro is saying “Don’t you want to your dream come true?”😂


  3. A wonderful opportunity if young and ready to renovate!


  4. Interesting topic! In some cases, I wonder if the renovations cost more than doing the same thing from scratch?

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    • The article points out it could run from $40-100k, which is still pretty cheap considering…I don’t think they want to tear anything down as they are trying to preserve their history – but as the one photo showed, it’s been left to rot! Thanks as always for the comments!

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  5. A great idea for the right person. Someone handy and young enough to handle all the work. Here in Spain they are selling entire villages (abandoned) for a low cost. Just think of the stories these old buildings would have to tell us.

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  6. It’s a tempting prospect at one euro, but I think that’s too much renovation at my age.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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