Italian Casa : Caffè Price

Italian Casa : Caffè Price

Over the course of the last 50 years, the population of the Italian town of Ollolai has shrunk from 2,250 people to 1,300 with no end in sight to the weaning number of residents.

 Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

The town of Ollolai sits just at 1000 meters above sea level, surrounded by Mediterranean views accompanied by the famous Finestra della Sardegna (“Window of Sardinia”), where, during clear days, you can see the two seas of the island (on the east and west coasts) all while shaded by Holm oaks. Those entranced by local folklore and ancient traditions can anticipate captivation by the well-preserved Tombe Dei Giganti (tombs of giants) and the Cestini Di Asfodelo (asphodel baskets).

In the hunt for new neighbors, the village is offering a massive price break on houses that were once owned by shepherds, farmers and other villagers for only $1.25 per house. Yes. One dollar and twenty five cents!

Unfortunately, there is a bit of a catch. Prospective buyers must agree to renovate their newly-bought Italian living space within 3 years of purchasing the property which has been estimated to cost about $25,000. Considering views like these:

 Photo: Ollolai comune proloco

Photo: Ollolai comune proloco

 Photo: Michele Columbu

Photo: Michele Columbu

it may be worth the investment.

In fact, the village website that originally published the real estate deal has become so overwrought with applications that there is now a deadline in place.

Since the amount of offers has exceeded the 200 properties currently available in the village, the office will stop accepting applications on February 7th.

 


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