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Broke county gives away its villages

  • The economic downturn in Spain is helping buyers who want to pick up entire regions for little money. People have abandoned thousands of villages in Spain since residents look to seek better lives. "We count as our clients many writers, painters or rural tourism professionals," a website owner who sells deserted land said. 

    A British man who used to work in television recently paid $62k to buy the hamlet of Arrunda. He mentioned that he wanted to get away from his stressful life in London. "It is a very pretty region. People are very nice."

    The downturn has also been quite harsh: One of the towns was painted blue for the Smurf film and continued to stay that way in order to attract tourists. 

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