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05th Dec 2017

This cute mountain village will pay you €17,000 just to move there

See ya later

Olivia Hayes

See ya later.

If you were offered €17,000 to move abroad, would you?

What if it was to a secluded Swiss mountain village? For some, that would be a nightmare, but for others, it’s a total dream.

Well, a vote in the village of Albinen in the Valais region was passed on November 30, and it will mean paying people CHF25,000 (€17,000) to move there.

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However, there are a few catches.

You must be under 45 years old, and sign up to live in Albinen for a minimum of 10 years.

You will also have to buy or build a house there with a minimum value of €170,000, and be a Swiss citizen or have a valid Swiss C permit.

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However, if you think that you might get away with just spending time there during the holidays, your property must be your primary residence, and not a second home.

The village currently has 240 residents, and we have to say, it is a very beautiful place to live.