Libertaires! Start A Green Libertarian Town for 500K…Lib Idea of the Month (And No April Fools Joke For You)
Old French town for sale waiting to welcome a social model. And there are many other towns for sale worldwide as well, as low as 20K USD:
They were once at the centre of a bustling community of around 200 people, but now stand deserted and unmaintained.
Jean-Pierre Chateau, who lives in the nearby countryside, told Le Figaro newspaper that it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see the place as a ‘ghost village’.
He said it once had a unique atmosphere with ‘village festivals which were held right up until the 1960s’.
Courbefy is of huge historical interest as there are ruins of 13th Century castle nearby, as well as an ancient chapel.
Mr Chateau said locals, many of whom were farmers, started to move out in the 1970s, as they chased jobs in the new industries.
During the 1990s there was an attempt to turn Courbefy into a holiday village, complete with hotels and restaurants, but the hugely expensive plan was abandoned.
Since then it has been over-grown and is mainly visited by ‘thieves, drunks and squatters’, according to another local.
Courbefy was put up for auction by the Limoges judicial authorities last Monday, but nobody bid.
Accordingly it is now up for sale, with the price of 330,000 euros meant to reflect the amount of work necessary to return it to its former glory.
Bernard Guilhem, the mayor of the area of countrywide which covers Courbefy, said it would be ‘lamentable’ if nobody came forward, suggesting that anyone with a fair offer could probably get it for less than £275,000.
If no-one comes forward then Courbefy will remain in the hands of Credit Agricole bank.
France is hugely popular with British buyers, who often buy old properties to renovate.