Switzerland is a dream place to visit and stay for a while but given the cost of flights and hotels, it remains just a dream for many. But the government of a Switzerland town has a lifetime offer for people in which they just can’t visit but can also move in.
However, that’s not the main thing they are offering. The offer is to get $60,000 (Rs 40 Lakhs approx) for moving into Switzerland permanently. Yes, all the beauty of Switzerland, your own house and land and all this after a reward of $60,000 to each family from the government.
After coming to know about this offer, one question that I asked myself was, Is the town haunted or what? How can a place in a beautiful country like Switzerland give such a great offer when a country like India is dying with crowd.
But here’s the reason-
As per Daily Mail, The town of Albinen in the Swiss Canton is one of the small towns in the country that are on the verge of extinction. The population has reduced to mere 240 and this has made the government take the big step.
Albinen is located in a gorgeous valley at an altitude of 1,300 metres (4,265 feet) above sea level. It is a beautiful mountain town with its own church and traditional Valais architecture of its many chalets. However, the lack of jobs has made the town vulnerable to extinction.
As per municipality president Beat Jost, the town is characterised by its quietness, phenomenal views, great air quality and many hours of sunshine throughout the year.
Great air quality? Can you please repeat that? How sweet does that sound to my ears. Mr Jost, I am bought 🙂
Reportedly, the town will vote on the idea on November 30 and if it is approved then it’s done. However, the cash will not be given to speculators buying second homes. Also it’s a permanent deal and if you want to move out after 10 years, you’ll need to repay the money.
What do you think guys? Are you planning to move?