Another Italian town is selling dozens of $1 homes
Silvia Marchetti, CNN
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6:37 AM EST, Mon January 20, 2020
Homes for sale: Bisaccia, a rural town in Italy's southern Campania region is the latest to join the wave of communities trying to reverse a depopulation trend by selling off crumbling houses for one euro, or little more than a dollar.
Joint project: Unlike other towns and villages offering deals for people committing to one-off renovations, Bisaccia's officials say its tightly clustered architecture lends itself to more communal projects and wants groups of friends or big families to buy multiple properties.
Common entrances: "We face a very particular situation here," the town's deputy mayor, Francesco Tartaglia says. "The abandoned [area] spreads throughout the most ancient part of the village. Forsaken houses are clustered together, one next to the other along the same roads. Some even share a common entrance."
Pampered visitors: "Bisaccia is dubbed the 'genteel town' because, despite the hardship, its people have always been respectable, welcoming, hard-working and resilient," says Tartaglia, the mayor. "Newcomers here are pampered and taken care of. We want this place to shine again."