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.
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.
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.
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?