BEING paid thousands to live in a gorgeous village in Switzerland sounds like a dream to most.
One village is offering to make that dream a reality – but there’s a few major stipulations to the seemingly great offer.
Due to most of its citizens moving to nearby cities, the serene village of Albinen, Switzerland has been left nearly empty for a few years.
The town officials have made an an enticing offer to bring up numbers of those living in the town.
Under the new scheme, families of four could cash in on £22,440 per adult, with each child getting £8,975 for moving to the gorgeous village.
Sounds perfect for a family looking for a new start in a gorgeous area, no?
But there’s a few catches – starting with that only those under the age of 45 can claim the offer.
All applicants must be Swiss citizens, or have lived in the country for 10 years straight.
The house you choose to live in also has to meet certain regulations.
Your home in the village would have to be worth at least £180,000, and once applicants of the scheme relocate to Albinen must stay there for 10 years.
Those who relocate to the village will be expected to learn the German language as well.
If you decide to move away, you have to pay back the money you were paid to move there.
But the village is dreamy – boasting gorgeous views of the alps, lots of sunshine and crisp mountain air.
The location is ideal for those who love to ski, as its in close proximity to winter resorts.
Spa days are only a short drive away as well – only four miles to reach Leukerbad.
Swiss residents to move there can be sure to have great quality of life as well.
Switzerland is ranked six for education worldwide, and crime is exceptionally low.
Would you take the jump and move to the gorgeous village?
The lack of residents was caused by years of economic problems and lack of jobs, but the village is sure to come back to life after these incentives.
Half of the town’s 240 fed-up locals petitioned the council for a housing subsidy after the village school shut – as only seven children live there.
The picturesque town is dotted by traditional timber-clad farmhouses, while the narrow cobbled streets are broken up by a pristine white church and the village’s only shop.