While some go through the steps of going to school, getting married, buying a house and having children, this is not the path for many due to perhaps choice or financial circumstances. The latter is the case for many people, but there are a few places around the globe that may have an answer to those in this situation. Free or mostly free housing.
This is a country that millions of people flock to every year due to its historic beauty, divine cuisine and rolling vineyards. Located in the central part of the country lies the quiet Sicilian town, Gangi. From 1892-1924, residents picked up and left for New York to find the American Dream. Then in the 1930's and 40's, more residents left to follow their South American dreams in Argentina. As a result, the town saw a devastating decline in its population which has resulted in an excess of 7,000 homes.
But they came up with a solution. For businesses interested in building hotels or individuals looking to buy a home or second home, they are giving away vacant homes. There is always a catch though. You have to present a renovation plan for the property within a year of the purchase and have it completed within 3 years.
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