Buying a home is life goal and right of passage for many of us. With tougher economies and a higher population count than our parents had to deal with, buying a home is a major difficulty. With proper research and a sense of adventure, we rounded up our top picks on countries that will give you a free home if you move there and become a resident. Read on to see where you can score a FREE house!
The Sicilian town of Gangi in Italy has a declining population of about 7,000 and an excess of homes which haven’t seen a human face in decades. If you promise to stay and renovate, this town will give your their home for free.
2. South Africa
South Africa leads the way in giving away homes to its poorer citizens. One of the most developed countries in Africa gives homes or proper housing to citizens who are underprivileged.
If you ever dreamt of a coconut rum filled island life, the Pitcairn is your ideal paradise. Due to its diminishing population, with no more than 57 residents left, this British island is giving away land now, all you have to do is to ask.
Much like South Africa, the beautiful Colombia gives housing to the lower echelon of its population. Though relatively poor, this country has gained traction as a tourist destination and a growing economic force.
In April 2009, the city Medicine Hat in Alberta instituted a Housing First solution, which provides subsidized and permanent housing for the homeless. 885 out of the 1,000 homeless individuals that inhabit the city have been placed in a home.
6. United States of America
Think the Midwest. America truly can be the land of opportunities in cities such as Gary, Indiana, or Detroit. Homes are given to qualifying individuals given they can prove a proper sense of employment and cash flow, as well as plans to renovate.
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