Dreaming of a starting new life in a quaint mountain town? If the cost of moving is the only thing holding you back, this Swiss village has an offer you simply can’t refuse. (Better yet, Denmark is recruiting intelligent foreigners to move there, too.)
Non-residents who relocate to the Swiss village of Albinen could soon receive a bit of extra cash—about 25,000 francs (about $25,200) per adult and 10,000 francs (just over $10,000) per child, to be exact.
While this deal may sound too good to be true, trust us: It’s totally worth it. Not only does this beautiful village overlook a valley with pure mountain air, but it also has a thermal resort close by. Plus, you’ll be one step closer to seeing the most beautiful travel destinations from around the world.
Sadly, the tiny village has seen a steep population drop in recent years as residents, particularly young families, have moved away. With just 240 residents at the moment, the town’s economy and schools have suffered as a result.
That said, there aren’t many jobs in the town itself, but you can always find employment in the larger cities nearby. Or you can simply work remotely from the comfort of your new house in the Alps.
The only catch: To qualify, applicants must live in the town for 10 years and be under the age of 45. If you move away before 10 years is up, you’ll lose the money. In addition, your new Swiss home must cost at least 200,000 francs (about $201,600), and be your permanent place of residence.
Our bags are practically packed! Are the mountains not quite your cup of tea? This stunning Italian town will pay you to move there, too.