The Italian town where you can buy a house for just ONE Euro

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Have you always wanted to live in your dream destination but houses are just too expensive?

Not for this man who purchased a house in Italy for one Euro!

“Two years ago I sold everything in Australia: my house, my car. I got rid of all my possessions and went traveling to Europe,” he told SBS Italian.

While Mark was on his travels, his cousin contacted him from Australia after reading an article on CNN saying they were giving away houses in Sicily.

He checked out the article, which led him to the website case1euro.it which has listings for available homes in the Municipality of Mussomeli, in Sicily.”

And although this may sound too good to be true, there is a downside as one Australian woman discovered.

“The catch? Buyers have to draw up renovation plans within a year and execute them within three.”

““The conditions were [such] that I would need to pay fees and permits” totalling $US22,000 AUD ($US17,040 US) before she started to renovate, she said.”

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Italy isn’t the only place where you can buy a cheap house. Japan is also making it known that you can own a house for free. No rent to pay and it is yours to own but “These homes aren’t 100 percent free. In fact, they require renovation, investment, and come with strict terms and conditions to make the home livable — the kind of terms and conditions that would make any potential buyer think again because of the price tags that go along with them.”

Nothing this cheap comes without conditions. But if you’re willing to meet those conditions, how cool to live in a different country and start anew!

Angry Bambi: Tourists teasing deer for Instagram selfies attacked in record numbers in Japan

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Hordes of tourists are ruining one of Japan’s most famous tourist attractions and are increasingly getting injured as they harass wild deer for selfies, according to local authorities.

More than 80 per cent of those are tourists, with many reportedly injured while attempting to take selfies with the deer by teasing the animals with food, and in some cases — trying to sit on and ride the deer.

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Strong Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

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“Nelson Mandela once said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”.

This quote couldn’t be more precise.

As humans, we are attracted to other humans with whom we have something in common. If there’s something that two persons both like, hate or want, a rapport will suddenly grow and their connection instantly grows stronger.” Full Story