Hey buddy, want to buy a house in Italy for the price of a cup of coffee?

By Morf Morford
Tacoma Daily Index

Everyone knows that our cities are growing – after all that is where the jobs are. Career opportunities don’t grow on trees – they grow in cities.

Young people go to college, develop skills and go where the jobs are. It’s one of the oldest stories of humanity.

But all those people who move to urban areas come from somewhere – mostly small towns.

This is a dynamic true around the world – from rural parts of our state to small towns and villages around the world.

And many small towns, from Eastern Washington to Greece are losing population as never before.

As always, crisis is just another word for opportunity.

A view of Tacoma; Sambuca won't be as green as Tacoma, but the price is right.  Photo: Morf Morford

A view of Tacoma; Sambuca won’t be as green as Tacoma, but the price is right. Photo: Morf Morford

Does a villa in a small town in Italy sound good to you?

Cities, large or small will do almost anything to survive; Sambuca, on Sicily is no exception.

The good news is that the town owns these houses so there is minimal paperwork and occupancy can take place with borderline immediacy.

As usual, there is fine print to this deal, but the premise is that any new owners invest in and restore (as needed) these properties.

In other words, you need to care for the property and the community.

In short, these homes are for investors in the truest sense of the word – not speculators or “flippers”.

If you are ready to pursue a once in a lifetime opportunity, invest your time, energy and, yes finances in a home and community, you can contact the city of Sambuca here – case1euro@comune.sambucadisicilia.ag.it, or see some basics plans/ pictures here. **

And if you want to stay at an Airbnb in Sambuca to see if it is your style, check out these sites.

If you pursue it, keep us posted. We just might join you.


(1*)   You can see details here or here


** Article updated February 27, 2019