[QODLink]
Europe

Italian town offers homes for a dollar

New homeowners in Sicilian town required to invest more money on restoration and hire locals to do the work.

Last updated: 18 Aug 2014 17:35
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

A ramshackle mountain town in Sicily is trying to revitalise its economy by offering outsiders a chance to own prime properties on the cheap.

The local government in Gangi is selling several abandoned homes for just a little over a dollar each.

But there is a catch - owners must promise to spend thousands more to restore the homes, and hire local labour to do so.

Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Gangi in southern Italy.

76

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.