This Beautiful Italian Village Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There and Start a Family

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Anyone else at a complete loss for what to do with their life? Well, one option is to move to this small Italian town, start a family, and become $10,000 richer. So the next time someone asks you,”What have you been up to?” you can throw these amazing photos in their faces instead of mumbling a vague response under your breath.

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The town of Locana, Italy is offering new residents $10,000 to move there and procreate. The new initiative is an attempt to lure more youth to the town, which is rapidly shrinking.

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The mayor, Giovanni Bruno Mattiet, explained his generous new offer.

“Our population has shrunk from 7,000 residents in the early 1900s to barely 1,500 as people left looking for a job at Turin’s big factories,” he said. “Our school each year faces the risk of shutting down due to few pupils. I can’t allow this to happen.”

The small Alpine village is not looking to attract slackers who just need a check, though.

“We’re looking to draw mostly young people and professionals who work remotely or are willing to start an activity here,” the mayor added.

The $10,000 will be paid out over the course of three years.

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Originally, the deal was available only to fellow Italians or to foreign residents of Italy. However, the mayor has become desperate enough to extend the offer to non-Italians, which means you totally have a shot. I mean, what else are you going to do for the next three years?