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Swiss mountain village sells houses for 82p to bring life back to the picturesque hamlet

Swiss mountain village sells houses for 82p in an effort to breathe life back into the picturesque hamlet … but buyers need the stones & # 39; ruins & # 39; completely renovate

  • The crumbling houses of Monti Sciaga in the Italian speaking province of Ticino are for sale for only 82p (1 CHF)
  • Known as & # 39; rustici & # 39; the derelict stone properties are built over a meadow with red rays on a mountainside
  • Homeowners have views of Lake Maggiore and are just a short journey from Lake Como and Milan
  • But the municipality says that every new buyer must completely renovate his house in accordance with the law

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A Swiss mountain village sells picturesque mountain houses for only 82p to breathe new life into the old stone properties.

The crumbling houses of Monti Sciaga in the Italian-speaking province of Ticino are surrounded by alpine trees and have a breathtaking view of Lake Maggiore.

The hill is just meters away from the Italian border and residents are just a short distance away from glorious Lake Como and chic Milan.

But to own one of the old houses – known as & # 39; rustici & # 39; – a potential buyer should fully rebuild and renovate his property in accordance with the laws of the country.

Despite their remote location at the top of a wooded meadow, the hamlet does have sanitary according to The local, which can reduce the reservations of some buyers.

Similar plans to mitigate revitalized communities have been seen in Europe, most recently on the small Greek island of Antikythira nestled between Crete and Kythira.

The bishop of Kythera and Monemvasia hope to grow the population there from 24 to 300 together with the island's municipal council by offering £ 450 free homes and food to young families.

Civil servants hope to secure new residents for work such as fishermen, farmers, builders and bakers.

Some of the stone houses in Monti Sciaga are in better condition than others, but the municipality says that potential buyers can be sure that they are equipped with running water

Some of the stone houses in Monti Sciaga are in better condition than others, but the municipality says that potential buyers can be sure that they are equipped with running water

The old crumbling hamlet is close to the edge of a wooded area in meadows on the mountainside of Lake Maggiore in the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino

The old crumbling hamlet is close to the edge of a wooded area in meadows on the mountainside of Lake Maggiore in the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino

The old crumbling hamlet is close to the edge of a wooded area in meadows on the mountainside of Lake Maggiore in the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino

Homeowners have a wonderful view nearby from Mount San Salvatore over Lake Lugano, which borders the Italian province of Lombardy

Homeowners have a wonderful view nearby from Mount San Salvatore over Lake Lugano, which borders the Italian province of Lombardy

Homeowners have a wonderful view nearby from Mount San Salvatore over Lake Lugano, which borders the Italian province of Lombardy

A basin full of fresh running water is surrounded by the crumbling walls of houses in Monti Sciaga, an old hamlet in Ticino

A basin full of fresh running water is surrounded by the crumbling walls of houses in Monti Sciaga, an old hamlet in Ticino

A basin full of fresh running water is surrounded by the crumbling walls of houses in Monti Sciaga, an old hamlet in Ticino

The local government offers the houses for the nominal sum of only one Swiss franc, on condition that they have to be completely renovated by buyers

The local government offers the houses for the nominal sum of only one Swiss franc, on condition that they have to be completely renovated by buyers

The local government offers the houses for the nominal sum of only one Swiss franc, on condition that they have to be completely renovated by buyers

One of the derelict houses in early spring - they are just meters away from the Italian border and residents are a short journey away from glorious Lake Como and chic Milan

One of the derelict houses in early spring - they are just meters away from the Italian border and residents are a short journey away from glorious Lake Como and chic Milan

One of the derelict houses in early spring – they are just meters away from the Italian border and residents are a short journey away from glorious Lake Como and chic Milan

The old houses are known as & # 39; rustici & # 39; and the local government wants to breathe new life into the houses with new residents and buildings

The old houses are known as & # 39; rustici & # 39; and the local government wants to breathe new life into the houses with new residents and buildings

The old houses are known as & # 39; rustici & # 39; and the local government wants to breathe new life into the houses with new residents and buildings

Fields of vineyards surround the lush mountain walls of Ticino in Switzerland (pictured: a field between Maroggia and Arogna)

Fields of vineyards surround the lush mountain walls of Ticino in Switzerland (pictured: a field between Maroggia and Arogna)

Fields of vineyards surround the lush mountain walls of Ticino in Switzerland (pictured: a field between Maroggia and Arogna)

Lake Lugano, a glacier lake named after the city of Lugano and located between Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, is just a short distance from the hamlet

Lake Lugano, a glacier lake named after the city of Lugano and located between Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, is just a short distance from the hamlet

Lake Lugano, a glacier lake named after the city of Lugano and located between Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, is just a short distance from the hamlet

The azure waters of Lake Lugano run through the ancient valleys of Switzerland and Italy

The azure waters of Lake Lugano run through the ancient valleys of Switzerland and Italy

The azure waters of Lake Lugano run through the ancient valleys of Switzerland and Italy

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