Remote places around the world usually have a hard time attracting people, but the Italian village of Bormida is trying to change that by offering people an incentive of $ 2,173 and very low rent.
The move is made to increase the population of the village, which currently has less than 400 people living there. Those who decide to move will receive the incentive and also have a low rent.
Request and rental options
Those interested can apply by calling or visiting the village. Once approved, the person will be able to move in and receive rent of $ 54 per month. The village’s official website did not reveal details of the selection process, but the incentive and low rent were confirmed as part of the idea.
The village will offer rent for as little as $ 54 per month, but will also offer at least one additional option for those interested. The second option will allow those who wish to move to live in a larger property for $ 130 per month. The rent offered by the village is almost zero compared to the average rent for a studio in Italy, which is between $ 325 and $ 500.
Bormida mayor Daniele Galliano, who took office three years ago when the village numbered 390, said in a Facebook post that the $ 2,173 bonus can be expected next year after all the necessary procedures have been undertaken.
The village of Bormida has always had a small population but over the past 60 years it has steadily declined. The village once had a population of 800, but many people have moved to study in other towns or find other jobs.
The small village of Bormida is just one of many places in the world that has seen its population decline. Towns and villages with the same population problem have also tried something similar, offering land and even jobs for people to settle there.
Bigger cities in Italy don’t have low rents or incentives, so Bormida’s plan may soon draw people to the village.