A man bought a house in Sicily for only 1 Euro and encouraged others to follow his examplePictolic
56-year-old Danny McCubbin told how I saw on the Internet offer that looked "too good to be true," he risked and eventually became the owner of a home in Sicily.
Danny McCubbin bought a house in the framework of the campaign "a House for 1 Euro", which has been launched in the town of Mussomeli, in order to attract foreigners in this area. In Mussomeli, a city with a population of 11,000 people, houses do sell just the Euro, but with one condition — the owner must restore it within three years from the date of purchase.
This is not the only place where such conduct campaigns to stimulate the local economy and attract people into a troubled city, but for the most part we only a few moments dreaming about moving, and then close the tab. However, Danny decided to go further and began to study the proposal. He said that he read an article about homes for 1 Euro on the website of CNN.
Danny the quest began in may of 2019. He thrice visited Mussomeli and looked at 25 houses before finding what he was looking for Danny realized that he could use this opportunity to help create a community kitchen. In the blink of an eye, he was the "owner of a lovely house in Sicily". According to him, the process was "very easy", and he was lucky to deal with a realtor who spoke English.
Danny, who hails from Australia but worked for 17 years in London, originally planned to use the property as a second home, but as the impending Brakcet, he began to understand that he wants to move to Italy permanently.
"Last year I took the plunge and left London in December, just in time to apply for residency in Italy until the end of the transition period Breccia, he said. I know that in Italy has its problems, but there is a beautiful sense of community, especially in Sicily, where people have so long struggled.
I don't know anyone in this city, and I speak Italian is not very good, therefore, to leave my friends in London was a huge risk, but deep down I knew that for me it was the right move." "It's very friendly to foreigners, who bought the house for 1 Euro, because they know that we are helping to breathe life into this city," added Danny.
Now Danny rents another house while repairing your for 1 Euro. His progress he shares to Instagram: for example, flowing roof he failed to fix just one day, and now he has been repairing the water pump. After completion of repairs Danny hopes that the house will also be the basis for his project public dining-room, as he had already founded a similar institution in London.
He had already managed to collect more than 22,000 pounds for this project through a crowdfunding campaign, in which he explains that he wants "to help vulnerable people" and to provide "opportunities for young cooks from around the world."
"When I came here last year, I decided to create a public kitchen that will work out of my house for 1 Euro, he said. — I'm starting a program to save the food here in the city, and will use these foods to cook for families affected by the pandemic. There are so many poor and many people were left without work.
Last year, when I started this cuisine in London, I learned that many of the talented chefs who volunteered to work the volunteers do not possess the necessary skills to prepare in large quantities, using surplus food. So I decided to develop here in Sicily, cooking class "Public kitchen", which will teach young cooks out of the kitchen".
After you create the kitchen of Danny plans to donate the house for 1 Euro the city, but encourages anyone who is considering the purchase of such property, simply take a risk and "go for it". He added: