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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
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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.

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