This Croatian Town Is Selling Houses For Just ₹12 & Offering Employment To Those Willing To Move In

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by Sanjana Shenoy
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Legrad, a town situated in northern Croatia is giving you the opportunity to purchase a house for just 1 Kuna ( 11.83). The town suffered a decline in residents due to rural depopulation leaving abandoned houses scattered all across. The disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian empire over a century ago has also led to the sideline of borders. Legrad will not only sell its houses for a meagre amount but also provide employment opportunities for people willing to move in.

Croatian Town Legrad Sells Abandoned Houses For Just 1 Kuna

To move into Legrad in Croatia and purchase a house here for 1 Kuna, individuals or couples just be financially solvent and under the age of 40. Secondly, people must commit to staying here for at least 15 years. The employment opportunities for newcomers include jobs in wood processing, metal processing and food production industries. Danijel Harmnicar, a young man from northern Croatia moved into Legrad with his wife and two small kids after buying a home here for 1 Kuna. He said to media outlets that it was much nicer to live in their own place rather than be a tenant. For Danijel and his family, living 15 years in Legrad isn’t a problem and they don’t plan to move.

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Town To Cover 20 Percent Of Expenses For Refurbishments

Croatia has complex immigration processes. So the town of Legrad is opting to keep this a local initiative. Legrad is surrounded by lush green fields and forests. It’s nestled near the border of Hungary and houses around 2250 inhabitants. And this number is actually half of what it was 70 years ago. Some of the houses on offer are in half ruins, lacking windows and doors. The town’s mayor, Ivan Sabolic said that the town will cover 20 per cent of the price or up to 35,000 kunas for refurbishments if new residents buy these privately owned homes. Until you can visit Croatia, here’s the ultimate European itinerary for you. 

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