Ever dreamed of owning a house in a beautiful country like Italy? 

Well, now you can actually do that, and that too in less than €1! No kidding. 


Ollolai is a picturesque town in the mountain region of Barbagia on the island of Sardinia, where Ollolai’s mayor, Efisio Arbau, has decided to sell 200 abandoned stone dwellings for just 90 pence. 


Apparently, the population of the town has drastically reduced from 2,250 to 1,300 with few babies born each year, leaving some of the houses in an extremely poor condition. 


However, there is (obviously) a cath. 

All buyers must commit to restoring each dwelling, which is in a poor condition, within three years at an estimated cost of up to €30,000 (£26,000). 

They can sell their home after five years if they wish.


The scheme has been launched by the mayor to stop the town from becoming a ghost town. 

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The mayor is confident that people will be interested in buying the houses because of the irresistible beauty of the town. 


According to a CNN report, the mayor said, 

My crusade is to rescue our unique traditions from falling into oblivion. Pride in our past is our strength. We’ve always been tough people and won’t allow our town to die.

According to media reports, the plan is to revive the town and reinstate its economy it once had with its maze of alleys and mural-covered piazzas, that died with time because of younger generations moving to bigger cities. 


Since it was featured by various media outlets over the last six months, the number of applications increased to 120 by late 2017, many coming from overseas. 

Made up your mind yet? Hurry up! The deadline for filling up the applications is February 7.