For a pittance: in Croatia, houses are offered to families under unusual conditions

By Tychyna TetianaJan 26, 2024 22:45 PMNews
Share:
For a pittance: in Croatia, houses are offered to families under unusual conditions
Croatian town. Source: Freepik

The authorities of the Croatian town of Legrad, home to about 2,000 residents, are offering a new round of free houses to attract young families to the region. The town is located on the winding Drava River, which forms the border with neighboring Hungary.

The incredible price of 13 cents surprises potential owners. Why a house in Legrad is worth so little and what is the trick, the mayor writes.

The publication about the new program of the tiny town's municipality appeared recently. This is not the first time the authorities have engaged residents in such an intriguing way. It is reported that the cost of a house will be 13 euro cents.

The first houses were sold under this program in 2018, and three families have already moved in. A total of 5 houses were sold, ready for new residents.

Conditions for moving into such a house

A potential candidate for housing must be under 45 years old, be in a married or non-marital partnership, have no criminal record, or own any other property.

Why is a house so cheap

This is quite simple to explain when it comes to Legrad. Last year, Croatia adopted the euro as its currency, but previously the kuna was used. The program used to be known as "Houses for Kuna," and since 1 kuna was trading for 0.13 euros at the time of the currency conversion, this gives an idea of how the authorities came up with this price.

Other low-cost housing programs in Europe

A similar program operates in other European countries. For example, the Italian authorities are attracting families under a new program called "A Case for 1 Euro" or "Homes for 1 Euro." It is noted that French cities are also using a similar approach to solve their demographic problems, such as the town of Saint-Amand-Montrone.

The mayor of Legras, Ivan Saboljić, is confident that the new program will have a positive impact on the demographic situation. He has already noted that they have welcomed three new families who have joined them. He also emphasized that the arrival of new residents has increased the number of children in kindergartens.

Top Articles
Secrets of airplane speed

Commercial and private jet speeds: from Boeing to Gulfstream

Jun 17, 2024 08:39 AM
Luxury hotels in France for the perfect vacation

Top 20 delightful luxury hotels in France

Jun 16, 2024 10:01 AM

Top 10 benefits of traveling: how traveling to other cities and countries makes us healthier and happier and why you should pack your bags now

Jun 15, 2024 09:05 AM

Where to stay in Seville: Top 10 hotels for every traveler

Jun 14, 2024 09:17 AM
More News
scenery of white airplane landed on Hong Kong airport

Why Hong Kong Airport Remains An Integral Aviation Hub

Jun 17, 2024 18:00 PM
GOL Airlines airplane taking off from the runway

GOL Launches Direct Flights to Aruba from Brazil

Jun 17, 2024 17:32 PM

Duct-Taped American Airlines Passenger Faces Record Fine

Jun 17, 2024 17:00 PM

Stagecoach Introduces Cashless Travel with MegaRider

Jun 17, 2024 16:30 PM
white united plane on park

United Airlines Boeing 777 Passengers Panic After Oxygen Mask Announcement

Jun 17, 2024 16:00 PM
Rainy street scene in China with people holding umbrellas in front of traditional shops decorated with red lanterns

China Extends Visa-Free Entry for Europeans and Malaysians, Boosting Tourism

Jun 17, 2024 15:35 PM
a-large-jetliner-taking-off-from-an-airport-runway

Woman Detained After Bringing Sugar Glider Possum On China Eastern Flight

Jun 17, 2024 15:00 PM
A steam train crossing an old viaduct in a lush green valley

Major Disruptions on Chingford Line for Summer Travelers

Jun 17, 2024 14:30 PM
Airplane at airport during sunset

New Direct Route to Denmark Launched from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Jun 17, 2024 14:02 PM

Sentosa Island Closes Beaches Following Oil Spill From Nearby Port Collision

Jun 17, 2024 13:32 PM

Dr. Oz Rescues Passenger on JetBlue Flight to Mexico

Jun 17, 2024 12:34 PM
Pride Parade members on the Street

Top LGBT-Friendly Destinations for Memorable Holidays

Jun 17, 2024 11:30 AM
Glasses of red berry drinks on a tray

Inflight Alcohol Ban Debate Revived by New Health Study

Jun 17, 2024 10:32 AM
Two women reading in the park

Discover Paris’s Most Beautiful Green Spaces

Jun 17, 2024 09:30 AM
Passengers seated in an airplane cabin

United Airlines Flight Attendant Blocks Passengers from Switching to Empty Seats

Jun 17, 2024 08:30 AM

Lombok: An Affordable Paradise Without the Crowds

Jun 17, 2024 07:30 AM

FAA Aims for Zero Runway Close Calls During Busy Summer Travel Season

Jun 17, 2024 06:30 AM
A bird sitting on a top of a cliff next to the ocean

A Day Trip to Handa Island: Scotland's Seabird Sanctuary

Jun 17, 2024 05:30 AM
Human and robotic hands touching

HBX Group to Revolutionize Customer Service with AI Technology

Jun 17, 2024 04:30 AM
A pink and blue Wizz Air jet airliner in the sky

Wizz Air Tops List for Flight Delays Again

Jun 17, 2024 03:30 AM
Airplane wing over clouds and coastline

Breeze Airways Launches New Routes from Manchester-Boston to Charleston and Orlando

Jun 17, 2024 02:30 AM
Pride Parade at Nollendorfplatz, Berlin, Germany

Exploring Berlin's LGBTQ+ Hotspots

Jun 17, 2024 01:30 AM

Avoiding Extra Baggage Fees: Expert Tips for Jet2, Ryanair, and easyJet

Jun 17, 2024 00:30 AM

Austrian Airlines Launches First Long-Haul Dreamliner Flight to New York

Jun 17, 2024 00:05 AM
first class bucket seats

Interior Innovations: Meet the Future of Aircraft Cabins

Jun 16, 2024 23:30 PM
green cross under blue sky

6 of the Best Destinations to Celebrate Midsummer in Europe

Jun 16, 2024 23:00 PM