BORGATA CALSAZIO , Italy, July 8 (UPI) -- Anyone who has ever wanted to have their own village and has about $300,000 now has the option, thanks to eBay...
The online auction site has the entire village of Borgata Calsazio in Italy listed for the low price of just $333,057. Better still, local pickup is offered on the "used" item.
The National Union of Mountain Communities is attempting to assist with the sale and says that it will help to develop a restoration plan with the buyer of the village.
"Calsazio would lend itself to being taken over by a private owner who could acquire all the buildings and redevelop them," UNCEM representative Marco Bussone told La Repubblica newspaper.
The population of mountainous regions in Italy is decreasing and sales like this could theoretically help to revive smaller villages.
"The owners contacted us about a year ago when we opened up a process to identify possible villages that could be revitalized throughout the entire Alpine area of Piedmont," Bussone said. "The buildings have distinctive architectural styles which need to be preserved. We couldn't allow sloppy restorations that don't fit in with the local traditions, especially as the village is close to the national park."