A “deserted” village in Haute-Saône is selling 24 vacant homes, derelict apartments and empty shops for a song in a bid to rejuvenate its fast-dwindling community.
Desperate to entice fresh blood to an area where more than 22 per cent of all real estate lies abandoned, Jussey launched the “Osez, Jussey” (Dare [to move to] Jussey) campaign in October, offering up abandoned properties for as little as €25,000. The most expensive house currently on the market in Jussey – a sprawling retreat with a swimming pool – will only set buyers back €250,000.
While the competitive asking prices are certainly attractive (particularly for first-time buyers and expats after a second home in a rural nook with ample charm and character nipping at the Vosges) gutting these sleeping beauties and bringing them up to modern living standards is unlikely to come cheap.
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