A village in Italy is offering 2000 euros for anyone willing to go and move there. For all people wanting to relocate to Bormida, in the region of Liguria in North-West Italy will join a community of 394 other people with rent costing as low as 12.50 euros per week.
2000 euros in cash is being offered by the mayor for anyone who wants to live there so that the place doesn’t become deserted.
The nearest city is Genoa, more than 75 kilometers away. This has made the little village to become a ghost town, reducing rent prices to as little as 12.50 euros per week.
Bermida (pictures below) has four restaurants, a pharmacy, a post office, a corner shop and a B&B. Also, 3 times a week a physician visits the village. This hasn’t stopped young people from moving away in droves and going to the big cities.
“There is nothing much to do here,” the manager of one of the town’s restaurants tells The Guardian. “But life is so simple and natural, we have forests, goats, the church, and plenty of good food. Life would definitely be free of stress.”
Don’t go off and book a flight yet, as the money reward needs to be approved by the local board first. Affordable rent will be available in about 2 months.
“We’re still working out the plan, but anyone is welcome to come and live here,” a local councilor told The Guardian. “We’re a small community but very welcoming. We’re high up in a mountain area but also not far from the sea – it’s a healthy lifestyle, the air is very clean.”
The cash reward and low rent as sparked an interest in many people and we might see the population of this scenic Italian village boom.