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    Default Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Presicce, a small town in Southern Italy that has suffered a declining population is offering outsiders about $30,000 to buy a house and renovate it. A small vacant house there costs about $25,000.
    Among other conditions, the house must currently be vacant and you must agree to live there.




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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    do they need a mobile dog groomer?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    you move into a quaint little place on a narrow cobblestone street.

    and a couple from peoria move in next door. and then a couple from boise across the street. and you spend the days resenting each other, and waiting for the last italian lady in town to toddle past with a loaf of bread in a basket.

    flies buzz against the window glass as the temperature rises.

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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Dang, Paul beat me to it.

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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Is this one of those door prize questions?

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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    do they need a mobile dog groomer?
    Yup, but no vans allowed.
    Or advertising.

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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Some of these abandoned towns have been repopulated and rebuilt by homeless refugees from Africa.

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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    But if you don't hire all the local tradesmen to do the renovations, you find your favourite pet's head in your bed.
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    In a bid to revive rural communities, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Airbnb are creating dreamy getaways out of historic buildings.
    abandoned towns in Italy pics


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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    I can't get my partner interested. I love ruined stone houses, lots of sun. I have several L'Eroica bicycles, but I would be happy with a 11 speed rear cog commuter bike. Forget cars. Read some books.Sit in an outdoor cafe and watch women that walk a lot, walk by. Eat real food....Oh, and conservatism is cool again in Italy!

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    I worked with a chain smoking Englishman who owned a house on a Greek island very close to the Turkish coast. House was on an ancient temple platform close to the top of the island. Kept a Vespa and a donkey, as the village had mostly steps not streets. Spent his holidays there but he died of lung cancer before he got round to retiring there.

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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Looking at the surrounding countryside, I bet olives and olive oil are cheap there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    do they need a mobile dog groomer?
    Hell I'll sell the business and work the franchise from Italy
    It's in a great location on the heal of the boot close to the Ionian Sea and a quick trip to Corfu, I'm down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landrith View Post
    Oh, and conservatism is cool again in Italy!
    That wasn't my experience, as a matter of fact just the opposite, we kept apologizing for the crazy Mango Mussolini conservatism currently in our country.
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    That is tempting.

    My former in-laws had a number of rental houses they bought for $1.00 from the city of Milwaukee with the agreement they would be brought up to code (the houses not the in-laws). It worked for them, the houses were brought to minimum code and rented out as Section 8 housing so the rent checks didn't bounce. It was a lot of work, there is usually a reason for real estate looking like a bargain.
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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    you move into a quaint little place on a narrow cobblestone street.

    and a couple from peoria move in next door. and then a couple from boise across the street. and you spend the days resenting each other, and waiting for the last italian lady in town to toddle past with a loaf of bread in a basket.

    flies buzz against the window glass as the temperature rises.
    Chandler-esque.

    This made me laugh out loud. It’s worth reposting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    That wasn't my experience, as a matter of fact just the opposite, we kept apologizing for the crazy Mango Mussolini conservatism currently in our country.
    You might not have been in the cities that elected Meloni and the Brothers of Italy … who are literal descendants of Mussolini.

    I loved your posts though, and I think you captured the real spirit of the place regardless of the current winds.

    It looks like I’ll be in Milan and Rome in January on business, some with the government. I’m going to be really curious to see how things are going.

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    Default Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    This is the beach, 7 kilometers to the southwest, not bad!
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